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Justin Verlander struggled again on Sunday as he allowed nine runs (six earned) on 11 hits and three walks with just one strikeout over 5.1 innings in the loss to the Rangers.

Sunday marked the third consecutive start that JV has allowed at least five runs. Verlander, who has been one of the more dominating strikeout pitchers in the games over at least the last six years, has seen his strikeout rate plummet over his last three games where he has totaled just seven punch outs to nine walks in 17.1 innings pitched. The Tigers may want to consider skipping Verlander's next start as he is arguably the most overworked pitcher in all of baseball over the last six-plus seasons, which is scheduled for Friday in Seattle. As reasonable as that may sound it is highly unlikely to happen and since it is the lowly Mariners you may want to give JV one more shot to start for your fantasy team.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Buccaneers have waived WR Adam Humphries.

The undrafted WR wasn't critical to the Buccaneers plans going forward, so his release makes room for another roster signing.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Bruce Gaston went unclaimed on waivers.

No surprise here that the undrafted rookie cleared waivers... He is a practice squad candidate at best for the rest of the year going forward.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Cowboys waived DT Ken Bishop and LB Keith Smith on Monday.

The Dallas defensive line has been underwhelming, and with the impending return of Greg Hardy this week, someone had to be on the chopping block. Smith is being waived in favor of Rolando McClain who is returning from his four game suspension this week.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Manager Bruce Bochy says the plan is to keep Buster Posey catching. “He’ll be our catcher next year with occasional play at first base

Posey is an excellent catcher, and the occasional play at first is just to spell him in a way that American League managers would do with the DH position. Expect another MVP caliber season from Posey in 2016.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

GM Bobby Evans said it'll be "close call" on whether to pick up Nori Aoki's option.

Aoki had himself a fine 2015, but slowed down significantly in the second half of the season. His first half production is worthy of the extension, but the Jury is still out based on his second half performance. Either way, he stands to make some good money considering teams will give him a nice look in free agency if the Giants pass on him.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Angel Pagan is undergoing a cleanup on his knee Tuesday.

Hopefully this will improve his performance next season, as he never seemed right in 2015 due to multiple ailments.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Chargers re-signed RB Donald Brown and waived OL Michael Ola.

This was the plan all along when the Chargers released Brown a couple of days ago, as they needed an extra lineman to suit up due to multiple injuries up front. Now that they should be getting some more linemen back next week, Brown is welcomed back to the squad.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Colts QB Andrew Luck suffered a partial separation of his throwing shoulder, Indy Sports Central’s Chris Hagan has learned.

The release of Josh Johnson indicates that the brain trust in Indy believes he's on the road back and could be ready by Thursday. Without Luck calling the shots, Hasselbeck orchestrated the offense efficiently enough to get the win on Sunday. If Luck can't go Hasselbeck will get a second straight start and Josh Johnson will likely be called back in for another week of sideline watching. Analysis: Matt Selz

Update: Bills TE MarQueis Gray has a fractured forearm.

27 snaps played in the first four games of the year and one grab for two yards is all the reserve tight end could muster before the injury that will likely end his season. Charles Clay is firmly entrenched as the starter at tight end so anyone else who fills in for him will be strictly a reserve. Analysis: Matt Selz

Orioles got positive report Monday on Jonathan Schoop knee MRI.

An MRI Arthrogram done on the second baseman's knee showed that swelling was down which had been bugging him over the final week or so of the season. With the season now over and Baltimore not playoff bound, Schoop will have plenty of time to rest it before coming back fully healthy for 2016 spring training. Analysis: Matt Selz

Colts signed CB Shaun Prater.

This is the second time in a week that Indy has signed Prater after originally signing him on the Sept. 29th only to cut him to make room for Josh Johnson on the 2nd of October. Indianapolis is in need of secondary depth with Vontae Davis in a walking boot and a few other dinged up as well. Prater will likely have no tangible impact on the Colts defense overall. Analysis: Matt Selz

Dr. James Andrews has recommended 4-6 weeks rest for Hunter Harvey and then resume throwing.

Usually when Dr. James Andrews is involved bad news follows but in this case the prescription is just for rest. The highly touted pitching prospect missed the entirety of the 2015 season due to arm and elbow issues but was cleared by an MRI in late September. Since being drafted in 2013 he has made 25 minor league starts and is still at least a year away from making the big club. Analysis: Matt Selz

Nathan Eovaldi threw a simulated game Monday and said he expects to be ready for the division series.

In order for the Eovaldi to be valuable to the Yanks out of the pen in the division series, New York first has to win the AL Wild Card game against Houston in the Bronx. If in fact they do win, then Eovaldi could be a very useful piece out of the pen as a flamethrower who wouldn't have to pace himself as he would when starting. Analysis: Matt Selz

Coach Jason Garrett said part of reason Joseph Randle didn't play much in 2nd half Sunday was punishment for diving over top when told not to.

Randle did his best impression of the famous "Bo over the top" play from the Iron Bowl during a one-yard TD run in the second quarter except that the ball came loose as he extended it over the line. It was ruled a touchdown but the coaching wasn't very happy with him. It is unlikely that the punishment extends any further and he should be back atop the depth chart for next week against the Patriots. Analysis: Matt Selz


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