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Jurickson Profar says he doesn't expect to play again this season.
Drop him. Like a red-hot lava rock. Keeper league owners who have few protects for the following season may want to hang onto him, but he is not going to be someone coveted by the rest of the league. Maybe his power develops, maybe it doesn't. It all comes down to whether he can stay or not and so far, he's looking like the poster-boy for the Red Cross.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tanner Roark is expected to be on a limit of around 70 pitches Monday.
Monday's start will be the first of the season for the 15-game winner from last year. Roark is taking the spot of Doug Fister in the rotation as Fister recovers from an ailing forearm. The pitch limit will is only because he has not been lengthened into a starter yet this year. Normally an efficient pitcher, the Cubs will test him as they average 4.0 pitches per plate appearance this year. Analysis: Matt Selz
Sean Doolittle is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
The Athletics were thrilled to see the performance of Doolittle in his last rehab outing on Friday. Doolittle was reevaluated on Monday and was given clearance to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Bob Melvin said they would work him back into the fold slowly and not put him right back into high pressure situations. The return of Doolittle hurts the fantasy value of Tyler Clippard. Analysis: Drew Phelps