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Masahiro Tanaka has a partially torn ligament in his throwing arm but doctors did not recommend surgery. If rest and rehab go well he could be back on the mound in six weeks.

Oh, man. The year of the pitching curse has reared its ugly head once again. At a minimum, Tanaka will be out until early September. The problem here is that we all know how this is going to end. Brace yourselves to be Tanaka-less until after next year's All-Star break. He is going to attempt rest, but with his UCL already partially-torn, it is basically inevitable that he will need Tommy John surgery. The fantasy baseball gods can be so cruel sometimes.ANALYST: David Kerr

The Bills waived punter Spencer Roth to clear space for Michael Buchanan on the 90-man roster.

Roth will lose his roster spot to the defensive lineman recently cut by the Patriots. Roth last played at Baylor University before going undrafted and signing with the Bills this offseason. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Cubs have started discussing how the roster will be built for Interleague games in American League parks. Javier Baez is reportedly part of the discussions

Baez had to deal with the tragedy of losing his sister early this season, but has been impressive with a .304/.382/.487 slash line at Triple-A Iowa. His focus has been cutting down his ridiculous strikeout rate and has succeeded with just 33 strikeouts in 31 games. If he does get the call-up to the Cubs for interleague play, it would be the first time Addison Russell, Kris Bryant, and Baez have been at the big league level together. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Ramon Santiago (collarbone) was activated from the disabled list Monday.

Santiago really only gives the Blue Jays depth at second base until Devon Travis comes back from injury. The veteran has yet to play this season and last year hit .246 with two homers and 17 RBI for the Reds so he won't be making an impact on your fantasy team any time soon. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jets LB Erin Henderson is clean and sober, and aims for the comeback player of the year award.

Henderson spent the last year out of football trying to clean up his life and has signed a one-year, minimum salary contract with the Jets in hopes of reviving his career. He is only 28 and turned into a reliable linebacker for the Vikings, recording 112 tackles with two interceptions in 2013. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Update: David Peralta will likely avoid a trip to the disabled list after leaving Sunday's game with an injury to his left hand.

Peralta was injured trying to lay down a bunt and had to be removed for Ender Inciarte, who was having a day off. He has been the fourth outfielder for the Dbacks this season, contributing in 45 games with a .258/.328/.483 slash line with 24 RBI. Analysis: Rob Trayah

First-year Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said through his first two months at the helm, All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt has lived up to what he had heard.

In the category of "duh", this ranks high on the list. Goldschmidt has blossomed into one of the top talents in MLB, both offensively and defensively and is showing it all this year again. He is up to .351 on the year with 15 homers and 43 RBI with a monsterous 1.130 OPS. Goldy is already worth 3.4 WAR, just two months into the season, setting the stage for a huge 2015. Analysis: Rob Trayah

New Orleans reaches agreement to hire Boston assistant Darren Erman as associate head coach.

Erman moves to New Orleans to join forces with new head coach Alvin Gentry. He had spent time with Golden State before moving to Boston, greatly improving both defenses before moving on to newer places. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Matt Holliday (illness) went 1-for-3 Monday is his return to the lineup.

Holliday had been scratched the previous day with the flu, but was able to make his return to the lineup on Monday. He also drew a walk, which extended his games reaching base to 45, every game this season. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Phillies are reportedly willing to pay more of the remaining salary of Cole Hamels if they can trade him.

The Phillies finally appear serious in moving their ace for some rebuilding blocks as they look to take on some of Hamels' remaining salary. The lefty this year has been solid going 5-4 for a bad team with a 2.91 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 74 1/3 innings. He is going to require a lot to be moved, but it's a good sign for Phillies fans knowing their management is finally budging and willing to get a deal done.  Analysis: Rob Trayah

Adrian Peterson is returning to the Vikings for the team's voluntary practice on Tuesday.

After much-ado about nothing, Peterson will report for OTAs as a Viking after a tumultuous year off the field. He was holding out for the possibility of moving teams or more money, both of which didn't happen. Peterson will be a first round pick again in fantasy this year and owners can only hope he stays on the field.  Analysis: Rob Trayah

Brandon Belt went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI against the Pirates on Monday.

Belt is now slashing .305/.380/.543 with seven home runs and 24 RBI through his first 164 at-bats as he continues to do work in the middle of the Giants batting order. Injuries have been a problem for him in his early career, but as long as he can stay off the trainer's table he is a must-star in all but the shallowest of league settings.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Ryan Vogelsong surrendered four runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out five batters over six innings against the Pirates on Monday.

After allowing just three earned runs over his previous three starts combined Vogelsong was touched up for three runs against the Pirates on Monday resulting in his third loss of the season. He is now sitting 4-3 with a 4.26 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and a 43:22 K:BB rate over 57 innings but will need to prove he can be consistent before gaining value outside of deep league formats. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Phillies on Sunday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Mark Melancon earned his 14th save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning with one strikeout against the Giants on Monday.

Melancon has now converted 14 of his first 15 save chances for the Pirates while sitting on a 2.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP an a 13:5 K:BB rate through his first 24 innings. Although his strikeout rate is much lower than we are accustomed to seeing from the Pirates closer, as long as he continues to log saves he is a must-start in all fantasy formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Gerrit Cole allowed two runs (zero earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out nine batters over seven innings against the Giants on Monday.

Cole continues to have himself the best season of his young career as he is now sitting 8-2 with a 1.90 ERA 1.08 WHIP and a 79:16 K:BB rate though his first 11 starts. Although there is a chance he won't be able to sustain his current pace, even at 75 percent of his current production makes him one of the better pitchers to own at this point in the season. He will look to stay on track when he takes on the Braves on Sunday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-2 with a pair of RBI in Monday's 4-3 win over the Giants.

McCutchen continues to be one of the hottest hitters in baseball as he carried over his big bat from the month of May to his first game in June. He is now slashing .278/.369/.472 with seven home runs and 32 RBI through his first 180 at-bats, as he remains an elite fantasy option moving forward.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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