Masahiro Tanaka tossed a four-hit complete game shutout Wednesday without allowing a walk and striking out eight Mets to move to 6-0 on the season.
Tanaka improved to 6-0 following Wednesday night's complete game shutout of the Mets as he continues to take the league by storm. He is now sporting a 2.17 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP through his first eight starts while averaging well over one strikeout per inning pitched (10.24 K/9). As long as he can keep limiting his walks (7 BB) while racking up the strikeouts (66 K) he will only get better as he gets more innings under his belt. The Yankee phenom will be on the hunt for win No. 7 when he takes on the Cubs next Tuesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Eagles released Riley Cooper on Monday.
Cooper had signed a front-loaded five-year deal with the Eagles back in 2014 but even with the more manageable contract, the Eagles are parting ways with the wide receiver. He was completely underutilized last season and he doesn't figure into the team plans moving forward. He'll look to catch on with another team in the offseason. Analysis: Howard Bender
Devin Harris (toe) is improving but will not play on Tuesday.
Harris has missed the last eight games with the same toe injury and even after visiting the specialist who actually did his foot surgery a few years back, he hasn't been able to completely clear this hurdle. He says that he is fine while he's barefoot but as soon as he puts on a shoe, the pain persists. He should still be considered day-to-day but expect him to miss at least a few more games. Analysis: Howard Bender
Nene (calf) was able to practice Monday.
Nene has missed the last two games with tightness in his calf. His participation in practice is obviously encouraging but considering the ridiculously lengthy injury history, you'll want to keep checking for updates before even thinking about inserting him back into your lineup. Analysis: Howard Bender
O.J. Mayo (hamstring) will play on Tuesday.
Mayo has missed the last 11 games with the hamstring issue, but has returned to practice recently and should be good to go for Tuesday. If he doesn't experience any setbacks at the morning shootaround or in pre-game warm-ups, he should be able to handle his usual workload. Analysis: Howard Bender
Lions wide receiver Golden Tate said Calvin Johnson's body is not holding up which is why he is retiring.
We here at Fantasy Alarm are currently looking into where Tate received his medical degree, but if this is his diagnosis, well then perhaps he only stayed at a Holiday Inn Express recently. Obviously, Johnson's body isn't holding up well as he's dealt with knee and ankle issues steadily over the last few seasons. Unless he's going to have multiple surgeries to help clear up some of the issues, these injuries seem like they're going to be with him permanently. Only Megatron knows when his time has run out and if he's ready to retire due to the constant wear and tear on his body, then so be it. We always talk about guys staying around for too long. Why are we now suddenly fighting them on it? Analysis: Howard Bender
Kris Humphries (knee) is likely to play on Tuesday.
After missing the last 16 games with calcification in his right knee, it appears as if Humphries is ready to get back into action. He practiced in full Monday and has been practicing in full-contact situations over the last week. If he proves healthy enough, the Wizards would like to get him back on the court Tuesday, but don't expect him to return to a prominent role to start. The Wizards will likely ease him back up to his usual minutes in an effort to avoid any setbacks. Analysis: Howard Bender
Jameer Nelson (wrist) is doubtful to play on Monday.
The Nuggets are in no rush to get Jameer Nelson back on the court especially with Emmanuel Mudiay's stellar play at the point guard position. He is the future and Denver knows that. There has been no official timetable for Nelson's return to the court which means we'll see more of Randy Foye as Mudiay's backup. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Julius Randle (ankle) will play on Monday night.
Julius Randle has been dealing with a twisted ankle after stepping on a cameraman during Saturday night's loss to the Spurs. The good news is that the X-rays were negative. The Lakers could use him as he's really stepped up over the past four games averaging 12.8 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists. You'll see a lot of Randle on Monday night without Larry Nance available. He'll be back in the starting lineup. Analysis: Drew Phelps