UPDATES & NEWS
A.J. Burnett allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks with 10 strikeouts over six innings against the Marlins on Tuesday.
After a mediocre start to the season, Burnett has really started to turn things around over his last five starts, allowing three runs or less while pitching through the sixth inning or later in each contest. Now sitting on a 5-7 record with a 3.92 ERA and 1.36 WHIP through 18 starts, Burnett now warrants consideration in all but the shallowest of leagues while trending in the right direction. He will look to get win No. 6 when he takes on the Pirates on Sunday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Tyson Gillies has agreed to a minor league deal with the the Padres.
Tyson Gillies was a center piece in the Phillies/Mariners Cliff Lee trade, but Gillies has done just about nothing for the Phillies, and was finally released by the frustrated Phillies team after being a massive disappointment. He still had a lot of natural ability, and if the Padres can harness that he can eventually be a fourth outfielder type for the team. Analysis: Ben Diamond
Bojan Bogdanovic (ankle) will not play Friday.
Bogdanovic has missed the last two games and has failed to practice in between either. He can be considered day-to-day, but according to Tim Bontemps of the New York Post, he is likely to miss Saturday's game in Dallas as well. His minutes will simply be redistributed to the rest of the bench. Analysis: Howard Bender
Browns have agreed to terms with Josh McCown on a three-year deal.
While few fantasy owners even like McCown, they can't argue with the fact that he is a definite upgrade to both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. The Browns would love for Manziel to take a step forward and claim the starting job for himself, but they will go with McCown if they have to. Without Josh Gordon or any other legitimate receiving threat, however, McCown has very little value heading into the 2015 season. Analysis: Howard Bender