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Jason Giambi went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk against the White Sox on Wednesday.

He may be 43-years-old, but Giambi can still hit the ball really far, having now connected for two home runs in his first 22 at-bats. At this point in his career, Giambi will exclusively be used as a designated hitter against right-handed pitching, so unless you have the room to keep a part-time player on your bench, there is no reason to roster this slugger at this time. ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Marc Krauss (back) hit on Thursday and is hoping to return to Cactus League action Friday.

Krauss is batting .500 this spring and is in the running for a bench spot, but back spasms are doing him no favors. He's hoping to get back on the field on Friday and likely will barring a setback. Though he has a decent chance to break camp with the Angels, he has no fantasy value at this time. Analysis: David Kerr

David Freese (hyperextended elbow) expects to be out at least a few days.

Freese was involved in a collision on Wednesday, but he told reporters that this injury wasn't serious. He is batting .282 this spring, so he has looked good at the plate, but he's always have injury issues. The veteran third baseman is a late-round pick in mixed leagues. Analysis: David Kerr

Coco Crisp (wrist) did on field work on Thursday, which was unexpected but must be a good sign. Manager Bob Melvin says Crisp was feeling a lot better after a cortisone shot for his elbow.

At Crisp's age, he is going to get hurt a lot, so if you get 120 games out of him, you have to be happy. There's a chance that he won't be ready for Opening Day, but he A's are doing everything they can to get him on the field. Sam Fuld and Craig Gentry will see increased at-bats if Crisp were to miss an extended amount of time. Analysis: David Kerr

Terrence Jones (ribs) will not play on Friday.

Jones is still recovering from a collapsed lung, so it is no surprise that he'll miss Friday's game. The Rockets are hoping to have him back within a week, but he's going to have to prove to be fully healthy before that happens. Analysis: David Kerr

Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Thursday that Yasmany Tomas may open the season in the minor leagues.

Given the Tomas' performance this spring, this isn't all that surprising. Tomas hasn't looked good at the plate and he's been absolutely horrid at third base. The Diamondbacks would be wise to ship him to Triple-A so that he can get more seasoning before taking over a full time role. Analysis: David Kerr

Mike McDade was traded to Baltimore for future considerations.

McDade is 25 years old and owns a .261/.319/.401 triple slash over eight minor league seasons. He'll start the season at Double-A Bowie and is unlikely to see the big leagues this year. Analysis: David Kerr

Wizards are signing Will Bynum, according to source.

Bynum hasn't played yet this season and hasn't been relevant in several years. He will fill a deep bench role for the Wizards, but has no fantasy value. Analysis: David Kerr

Nick Martinez appears to be the front runner for the final spot in the starting rotation.

The Rangers are hurting for starting pitching and Martinez may take the fifth starter job by default. He appeared in 29 games for the Rangers last season and posted a pathetic K/9 of 4.9 over 140 1/3 innings pitched. His value is limited to AL-Only leagues. Analysis: David Kerr

Albert Almora was reassigned to minor league camp.

The Cubs reduced their roster to 40 players on Thursday and Almora was one of the casualties. He'll head back to minor league camp to receive more at-bats and should start the season at Double-A. Analysis: David Kerr

Shawn Tolleson underwent an MRI which showed no material change in his forearm.

The Rangers were in need of some good news, and they got that in Tolleson's MRI coming back relatively clean. He is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season, but his injury could have been much worse than it now appears. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Brian Quick is making progress in recovering from a torn rotator cuff and separated shoulder.

Quick was on his way to a nice breakout year in 2014 before going down with a shoulder injury that ended his season. If he is ready for the start of the season, which is expected, he could be a nice under the radar pick if fantasy owners forget his success the season before. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Wizards are releasing Toure’ Murry and plan to sign another player with Bradley Beal out, according to source.

Murry was not fantasy relevant with the team and is unlikely to find another team that will give him a big enough role to jump back on the radar for fantasy. This late in the season it's hard to imagine any replacements having a huge role with a team, even after an injury to a key player such as Beal. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Brian Duensing (leg) is tentatively scheduled to throw in the bullpen on Friday.

Duensing was hit on his right quad by a comebacker Tuesday, but is feeling better and is expected to throw on Friday. He should be fine for the start of the season. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Kyle Schwarber was reassigned to minor league camp.

A top pick in the 2014 draft, Schwarber is a great hitter who's biggest question mark is what position he will play. The stick is ahead of the glove, so the Cubs may chose to speed up his ETA and stick him in the outfield. In that case, he could be MLB ready in 2016 and fantasy relevant soon after that. Analysis: Ben Diamond

Update: Kole Calhoun has a right tricep contusion.

Calhoun was hit by a pitch, and then had a hard slide into second base. It's not know which event caused the injury, but he was taken out of the game nevertheless. He should be fine for opening day, though he may miss a couple of games. Analysis: Ben Diamond


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