Felix Hernandez has been named starting pitcher for the American League All-Star team.
Felix Hernandez has been outstanding this season earning his 11th victory of the season last Friday against Oakland which puts his ERA at 2.12, and a .90 WHIP with a 154/25 K/BB ratio through 144 1/3 total innings this year. He will square off with the Cardinals Adam Wainwright. ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.
The Mariners play around with their 25-man roster often, and now it appears that they are in the market for a left handed reliever, which makes Luetge's name a popular option for a call up. Even though he is getting the call to the show, don't expect much fantasy value, as he figures to see no starts and no save opportunities. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Eduardo Rodriguez will start Wednesday at Fenway Park.
Combining the Red Sox ineptitude at the starting pitching spot so far this season with Rodriguez's dominance last night, it comes as no surprise that he will be given every opportunity to keep pitching in the bigs going forward. Considering how well Rodriguez looked last night, he might be worth a pickup for Wednesday if you have an extra roster spot. He certainly is a high demand player in AL only leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Falcons have waived Prince Shembo.
Easy move after hearing the news today that he allegedly murdered his ex-girlfriend's dog. He may get another job after all of this news is sorted out and he gets exonerated, but if not, he can kiss his NFL career goodbye. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Tom Brady’s appeal hearing will be held June 23rd.
It's tough to tell if Brady will get his suspension reduced at this point, but he would be stupid not to try. The last time the Pats had to take an extended period of time without their fearless leader was in 2008, where they went 11-5 with Matt Cassel at the helm. This is not to trivialize the importance of arguably the best QB of all-time, but I'm sure coach Bill has a plan if the suspension doesn't get reduced. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Manager Craig Counsell confirms Tyler Wagner will start Sunday.
Wagner is making a huge jump from Double-A to the bigs, but the good news for Brewers fans is that he was pretty dominant in Double-A so far this season. Coach Counsell has high hopes for Wagner, so it leaves me inclined to feel the same way in terms of fantasy production. Give Wagner a chance on Sunday in daily leagues if you are in the market for a cheap starting pitching option. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Colts waived LB Shawn Loiseau.
Loiseau has, throughout his career, and will, going forward, hold virtually zero fantasy value, so this news doesn't factor much into peoples fantasy draft boards later in the summer. Best of luck to him in the rest of his endeavors. Analysis: Dom Murtha