Astros have traded left-handed reliever Raul Valdes to the Blue Jays in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations.
The 36-year old Valdes posted an ERA over 12 in eight appearances this season with the 'stros before being designated for assignment back on May 4th. If/when Valdes makes his way back in the big leagues really does not matter in the realm of fantasy.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Javier Baez was in the middle of a nasty collision Friday at second base while trying to turn a double play. It looked bad enough manager Joe Maddon was a bit nervous Baez may have suffered a serious injury.
Baez will be fine, but it was indeed a scary moment for the Cubs. Kole Calhoun took Baez out on a double play, but instead of him sliding into his feet, due to the position that Baez was in, he was drilled in the midsection by Calhoun's elbow. As Maddon accurately put it, he "got smoked." Being Joe Maddon, he of course added in that "I loved it." Initially Maddon feared that Baez was seriously injured as he writhed in pain on the ground, but the former top prospect, who is just 22, will be fine and even singled in singled in a later at bat. He is a risky fantasy proposition, who may not even make the Opening Day squad, but his upside is ridiculous. Analysis: Ben Diamond