A.J. Burnett got thumped for eight runs on 10 hits and four hits with three strikeouts against the Nationals on Wednesday.
Burnett clearly did not have his best stuff to offer on Wednesday night, allowing a season-high eight runs as he continues to have a serious problem in the walk department. He has now issued 41 free passes over his first 79.2 innings, which has resulted in a 1.51 WHIP, which just doesn't cut it. However, he is still forcing a lot of swing-and-misses (67 K) for a pitcher his age, but until he works out his issues with his command, there is no reason he should be started in any format. The Phillies hurler will look to get back on track when he takes on the Padres on Tuesday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kenneth Faried (ankle) remains questionable Saturday.
Faried has missed the last three games but had been upgraded from out to questionable for Friday. Despite the fact that he didn't play, there was enough improvement to give the team hope for a quick return to the court. He'll test his ankle at pre-game warm-ups and should be considered a game-time decision. Analysis: Howard Bender
Marlon Brown (back) is not practicing Saturday.
Brown is dealing with a back issue and hasn't practiced all week. He is unlikely to suit up for Monday's game against Cleveland which really won't impact fantasy or reality too much. Brown has seen a whopping two targets over the last three games and even with a depleted receiving corps for the Ravens, he gets no work. Analysis: Howard Bender
Korean slugger Byung-ho Park is reportedly traveling to Minnesota to talk with the Twins.
With a $12.85M winning bid, the Twins now have 30 days to negotiate a contract with Park and his agent. If they don't, they will be refunded the money and Park will return to the KBO. The Korean slugger batted .343/.436/.714 with 53 home runs last season for the Nexen Heroes and hit 52 the year before. The KBO is notoriously hitter-friendly, so take those numbers with a grain of salt. He should still be able to hit for power, but given the dimensions of Target Field, 25 home runs is more of a realistic expectation. Analysis: Howard Bender