UPDATES & NEWS
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
Rajai Davis said Sunday evening that he doesn't believe his groin injury is serious.
Davis pulled up limp on a single during Sunday's game after having a ridiculous series against the Indians. He stole three bases on Saturday and scored three runs in both games and fantasy owners jumped at the chance to add Davis. However, a problem to the leg area is a major concern for a speed guy like the center-fielder. Don't be surprised to see the Tigers play it safe for a bit and have Anthony Gose fill in for Davis until he is healthy. Analysis: Rob Trayah
Redskins are likely to pick up Robert Griffin III's option for 2016.
The true answer is "They better pick it up". The deal to pick up Griffin cost the Redskins a fortune so it shouldn't be that big of a surprise, even with the troubles he has had, that Washington is picking up the option for next year. He will have another year under Jay Gruden and his system before heading into 2016 so this might be a trade value season for RG3. Analysis: Rob Trayah