Mike Trout blasted a 3-run walk-off shot on Thursday to give the Angels a 6-5 victory over the Rays.
Trout has been slumping of late, going 6-for-31 (.194 BA) over his last seven games but five of those hits have gone for extra-bases (2 HR). He is now sitting on a .269 average with eight homers and 27 RBI through 160 at-bats while having trouble with with the strikeout (32.5 percent K Rate). Although the high strikeout rate is alarming, Trout owners have nothing to worry about as he should continue to produce quality fantasy numbers in between those swing and misses. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
The Padres are actively shopping relief pitchers.
The Padres pushed left-handed reliever Alex Torres out of the door just a few days in return for minor league pitcher Cory Mazzoni. The report suggests that all relievers not named Benoit have been mounted firmly on the trade block and will be made available to the highest bidder. It makes sense, as they're currently on overload. Kevin Quackenbush, Shawn Kelley, Brandon Maurer, Nick Vincent and Dale Thayer would all be candidates for high-leverage jobs on different clubs. GM A.J. Preller's former organization, the Rangers, are in need of bullpen assistance. Analysis: Spencer Silva
Dwayne Bowe plans on revitalizing his career in Cleveland in 2015.
LOL. Literally. Bowe failed to reach 100 receiving yards in a single game last year and didn't catch a single touchdown pass. Alex Smith is no Peyton Manning, but he's significantly more capable than anyone who will be throwing the ball to Bowe in Cleveland. The Browns have brought in Josh McCown this offseason and obviously still have Johnny Manziel in tow. It wouldn't be all that surprising to see third-stringer Thad Lewis get some reps at some point. Maybe it's possible that Johnny Football is better than he looked last year and he can get a little something going with Bowe, but that seems like a long shot. Analysis: Brett Talley