J.J. Hardy went 2-for-3 with a home run, one RBI and a pair of runs in the Orioles 7-1 victory over the Rangers on Monday.
Although Hardy has yet to really show up in the home run department, his two long balls over his last 10 games give hope that a power surge could be in store for the second half of the season. However, even if his early struggled continue in the power categories, Hardy is still worth an investment, considering he is hitting .294 through his first 282 at-bats. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.
The Mariners play around with their 25-man roster often, and now it appears that they are in the market for a left handed reliever, which makes Luetge's name a popular option for a call up. Even though he is getting the call to the show, don't expect much fantasy value, as he figures to see no starts and no save opportunities. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Eduardo Rodriguez will start Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Combining the Red Sox ineptitude at the starting pitching spot so far this season with Rodriguez's dominance last night, it comes as no surprise that he will be given every opportunity to keep pitching in the bigs going forward. Considering how well Rodriguez looked last night, he might be worth a pickup for Wednesday if you have an extra roster spot. He certainly is a high demand player in AL only leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Falcons have waived Prince Shembo.
Easy move after hearing the news today that he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend's dog. He may get another job after all of this news is sorted out and he gets exonerated, but if not, he can kiss his NFL career goodbye. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will be held June 23rd.
It's tough to tell if Brady will get his suspension reduced at this point, but he would be stupid not to try. The last time the Pats had to take an extended period of time without their fearless leader was in 2008, where they went 11-5 with Matt Cassel at the helm. This is not to trivialize the importance of arguably the best QB of all-time, but I'm sure coach Bill has a plan if the suspension doesn't get reduced. Analysis: Dom Murtha