Jeff Samardzija will be inactive for the All-Star Game in Minneapolis.
The Shark shined in his debut with his new club Sunday and his peers felt he shined enough in his time with the Cubs that they had voted him onto the NL All-Star team. The good news for Samardzija is that he can go to the game, (and enjoy all the activities that the All-Star players will be involved in), but he will not be able to play now that he is a member of an American League team. Starlin Castro has been voted in to replace for Cubs former ace.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Hector Sanchez left Thursday's game after taking a foul tip to the neck.
We should get a better idea on Friday if this injury is serious or not, but even a brief absence could set Sanchez back in his roster battle with Andrew Susac. Susac is younger, and a better hitter and he could be useful in NL-only or if the Giants decide to play Buster Posey more at first base. Sanchez will never have much fantasy value regardless of role though he would probably be better for San Francisco's pitchers. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Ross Ohlendorf left Thursday's game with tightness in his right groin.
This isn't good news for Ohlendorf, especially after he's pitched so well this spring. Given his success, it seems as though the only way that he will be left off of the Rangers' Opening Day roster is if he is out for an extended period of time or has a setback. He will likely fill a long reliever role for Texas with the chance to make an occasional spot start. Analysis: David Kerr