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Joey Votto is likely headed back to the disabled list with a strained left quad, the same injury as before.

This guy just can't catch a break. Votto has really struggled this season with only six home runs and a .255 batting average. Do not drop him, but fantasy owners will have to put him in their D.L. spot. Now is not the time to buy low on Votto.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan

Update: J.J. Hardy will not participate in any baseball activities for a minimum of 10 days after an enhanced MRI revealed a strained muscle below his left shoulder blade.

If you have not drafted yet, then you may want to discount Hardy's value even more than normal. The Orioles have Everth Cabrera to step in, whether Hardy is out a week or possibly more. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Cubs have informed Phil Coke that he has made team.

Coke is a decent left handed reliever, although he does have his issues as he is not a huge strikeout pitcher and suffers from control issues at times. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Rolando McClain’s visit with the Patriots ended without a contract.

He is still facing a four game suspension to begin the 2015 campaign, for a substance abuse policy violation. He did play well for Dallas, racking up 85 tackles in 13 games, with one sack, two interceptions and three pass deflections. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Jeremy Hellickson will start the third game of the season.

Hellboy gets to show his stuff to open the season. He has not been stellar this spring, but the Diamonbacks traded for him to join the rotation, and thus he will be there once the season begins. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Anthony Bennett (ankle) is available to play Monday against the Jazz.

He resprained his ankle on Sunday, but with the lack of players to play in the forecourt for the Timberwolves, if he can take to the court, expect him to play on Monday. Even if he plays, he is not someone to target in daily leagues, given his limited production. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Yoan Lopez has been reassigned to minor league camp.

He is probably destined for High-A given his success in half of his appearance. The other games he has pitched in have pushed his spring ERA to 8.38, indicating the Cuban import has some issues to work out before becoming major league ready. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Update: An updated injury report says that Kevin Martin (hamstring) is available to play Monday.

Well, ignore that previous post. If he plays, then Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins will see less minutes on the court against the Jazz. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Kevin Martin (hamstring) will not play Monday against the Jazz. He will be dressed for the game.

His absence will mean that Zach LaVine and Andrew Wiggins will see additional time in the Minnesota backcourt. This marks the fifth consecutive game he has missed with a "mild" hamstring injury. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Travis Ishikawa had an MRI on his back that showed nothing alarming. He will play again on Thursday.

The injury does not appear to be serious. With Hunter Pence likely to miss a month or so to begin the season, Ishikawa has a chance to make his presence known in April. I would not draft him, since he is at best a platoon player against right handed pitchers, but in a NL-only league he could have some value. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Pirates and outfielder Gregory Polanco have begun negotiating a new contract.

As well the team should. He is looking like a long-term player in the Pirate outfield, with McCutchen and Marte. He just jacked out two homers recently in spring play, so he is getting into a groove at just the right time with the season opening next week. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Archie Bradley is in the mix for the final bullpen spot.

Bradley has been a top prospect in the Diamondback system for the past three years, but before you begin drafting him, realize that a stint in the minors to start the season would give Arizona another year of control over their young stud pitcher may mean a May/June/July callup for him. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

Daniel Hudson will start the season in the Diamondbacks' bullpen.

As a two TJS pitcher, the Diamondbacks are just being cautious here. He was being stretched out as a starter in spring, so do not discount his joining the Arizona rotation at some point this season. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson

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