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49ers traded a conditional 2015 4th-rd pick to Buffalo for WR Stevie Johnson.

This could be a HUGE steal for the 49ers as they now have one of the more impressive wide receiver corps flush with great hands. Johnson brings a fantastic possession-receiver element much in the way Anquan Boldin brought last season and now the team has a wide receiver corps flush with great hands. Adding Johnson to a mix with Boldin, Michael Crabtree and Vernon Davis is going to be a big factor for a team usually known for its run-first mentality and it's going to keep defenses from loading up in the middle and from limiting coverage to just one or two receivers. Now the question remains, can Colin Kaepernick get them the ball? He's going to have to improve his field of vision and learn how to spread it out more if this is going to be a truly elite offense. The potential is certainly there, but he needs to show signs of improvement. The only one who loses out on this deal is second-year receiver Quinton Patton who is now buried even further down the depth chart. ANALYST: Howard Bender

Mitch Moreland (elbow) is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Sunday.

Moreland will miss his third straight game, and if he doesn't return soon the Rangers will have to think about putting him on the disabled list. Adam Rosales will get his third start in four games. Rosales owns a career .383 OPS against lefties, and is a decent play against James Paxton. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Jacob Turner has been transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

Turner is unlikely to have much of a role with the Cubs even when he is back healthy. There is no reason to own him in any format. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Cubs select the contract of RHP Gonzalez German.

German will provide some bullpen depth after the Cubs played 11 innings Saturday. His stay in the big leagues will likely be a short one. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Cubs will option Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa.

Expect Szczur to shuffle back and forth from Triple-A a few times this season. He is a decent play when he gets to start against lefties, but he isn't ownable even in NL-only leagues. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Mike Zunino is not in the Mariners' starting lineup on Sunday.

This is no surprise, as a lot of catchers get the day off on Sunday. Jesus Sucre will start behind the plate, but there is no fantasy value in a guy with five runs and eight RBI in 30 career games. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Seth Smith is not in the Mariners' starting lineup on Sunday.

Smith will almost always sit against lefties, especially with Justin Ruggiano and Austin Jackson available. Get him out of your lineup if you can. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Dustin Ackley is not in the Mariners' starting lineup on Sunday.

The Mariners will go with Justin Ruggiano in left against lefty Ross Detwiler. Ruggiano is a must-play in daily games against a soft lefty like Detwiler. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Robinson Chirinos is not in the Rangers' starting lineup on Sunday.

Carlos Corporan will get the start against lefty James Paxton. Corporan is a career .226/.287/.354 hitter and has little upside despite the relatively strong matchup. Analysis: Steve Pimental

Tuffy Gosewisch is not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Sunday.

Jordan Pacheco will get the start, giving him four games behind the plate this season. You could do worse for a cheap catcher Sunday. Analysis: Steve Pimental

David Peralta is not in the Diamondbacks' starting lineup on Sunday.

Peralta had started the last two games, but he will get the day off in favor of Ender Inciarte. Inciarte is an interesting daily play as he will bat leadoff against right-hander Tim Hudson. Analysis: Steve Pimental

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