UPDATES & NEWS
Masahiro Tanaka earned his 12th win of the season after allowing four runs on nine hits with no walks and three strikeouts over seven innings against the Twins on Thursday
While the four runs were the most he has allowed in a single outing this year, Tanaka still remained in control of the game and pitched with a fair amount of efficiency. He continued to pound the strike zone and challenge hitters despite allowing two runs through the first three innings and threw just 85 pitches (58 strikes) to get through the seven frames. He's battling Jose Abreu for Rookie of the Year honors, but should he fall short there, his league-leading 12 wins, a 2.27 ERA, a 0.97 WHIP and an insane 130:18 K:BB over 122.2 innings certainly have him in the conversation for the 2014 AL Cy Young award. He'll look to improve on all those numbers next week with a start against the Indians.ANALYST: Howard Bender
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