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Nick Fairley told the Detroit Free Press his offseason workouts and diet program have him down to 295 pounds, 27 lighter than he finished last season.
Fairley is not participating in OTAs due to a "medical procedure," so we'll have to wait a little while to see how the big man carries himself with his new, svelte physique. He is a force on the defensive line and serves as a huge run-stopper, but he is also a beast in the pass rush as well, as evidenced by the six sacks he recorded last year. He should be fine for training camp and moving forward.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Marc Krauss went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Thursday in Toronto.
Krauss is hitting only .150 with a .350 slugging percentage after launching his first home run of the season. It was just his seventh game of the season, but there’s no doubt he’ll need to cut down on the strikeouts if he’s ever going to be able to showcase the decent pop he has. The left-handed hitter was called up from AAA to try and infuse some offense in Anaheim and was slugging .639 over his past 10 games. With Matt Joyce really struggling, expect Krauss to steal some of his at-bats over the next few weeks. Analysis: Kevin Luchansky