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Mike Miller will sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers on a two-year deal with player option after year one. 

It was pretty evident that Miller was going to Cleveland once he didn't resign with the Memphis Grizzlies. He's the veteran shooter that the Cavaliers desperately need. It is hard to say no when King James ask you to join his squad.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan

Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Tigers on Friday

What else is there to say about Donaldson… He’s the leading AL MVP candidate, is the first to 100 RBI, second in the AL in home runs, and has been flirting with a .300 average all season long. He might, for years to come, might be considered the biggest trade steal in the history of the MLB since Ruth to the Yanks for cash in the winter of 1919.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Troy Tulowitzki went 1-for-3 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Tigers Friday

Tulo has been a bit of a disappointment in terms of pure production since coming to the “Great White North”, posting only a .205 average with two home runs, and a .314 OBP. He has done wonders for the Toronto lineup however, spurring this run by striking fear in the hearts of opposing managers and pitchers. Hopefully this home run was a sign of good things to come from the All-Star shortstop.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Roberto Osuna picked up his 16th save of the year against the Tigers on Friday

Osuna picked up his 16th save of the season, and once again struck out the side in the ninth. He’s been a great closing option since assuming the ninth inning role, and should continue to be as the season comes to a close due to his electric stuff and elite strikeout power.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, one run scored and one walk against the Yankees on Friday.

Give Freeman some time to get back in the swing of things and he will be just as good, if not better, than he was before he went down with his injuries. He was great tonight, which should be a great predictor of things to come. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Chris Young went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit solo home run against the Braves on Friday.

Young came on and belted a pinch-hit homer, but across the board he owns pretty poor numbers. He is far from a reliable fantasy option at this point in time. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Chase Headley went 2-for-4 with two doubles, three RBI, two runs scored and one walk against the Braves on Friday.

Headley has been a solid doubles producer, now with 25 on the year. He still owns a pretty weak .273/.333/.391 line on the year, but he is still pretty effective overall and holds some nice value. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Didi Gregorius went 4-for-5 with a home run, six RBI and one run scored against the Braves on Friday.

Gregorius absolutely blew up tonight with four hits and six RBI. Overall, he doesn't boast big numbers so it looks like tonight was just a fluke. But anytime a guy blows up like this, it's worth taking a closer look at for the future. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Brian McCann went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI, three runs scored and three walks against the Braves on Friday.

McCann has been one of the game's dominant catchers, proving he is worth every penny the Yanks are throwing at him. He now has 23 bombs with 79 RBI and is a must-start across all formats. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Williams Perez allowed eight turns on five hits with two strikeouts and three walks over 1 2/3 innings against the Yankees on Friday.

Perez got completely shelled and couldn’t even make it out of the second inning tonight. Stay away from Perez at all costs. He has now given up 18 runs over his last three starts and has shown no signs that he is going to turn things around. His awful 52:42 K/BB ratio and .283 BAA also shows that he has no real fantasy value. His next start comes on Wednesday at home against the Marlins. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

Masashiro Tanaka allowed three runs on five hits with seven strikeouts and one walk over seven innings against the Braves on Friday.

Tanaka has been a strikeout machine this year with 110 strikeouts compared to just 24 walks, proving that he is still an elite starting pitching option. He holds a 3.62 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and .221 BAA. He keeps giving up homers (20), but they are mostly just solo bombs so he still holds plenty of value. His next start comes at Boston on Wednesday. Analysis: Zack Carpenter

UPDATE: James Develin sustained a broken leg in Friday night's preseason game.

The fullback was carted off the field with eight minutes left in the game and upon first look it looked to be serious injury with his foot catching in the turf before bending backward during the tackle. Develin was also the only fullback on the Patriots roster so clearly they will be making a roster move in the coming days. While there is no timeline for his return right now it wouldn't be surprising if he misses a large chunk if not all of the season. Analysis: Matt Selz

Muncy is being optioned to Triple-A

Somebody had to get sent down in order to make room for Brooks to come up and the odd-man out is Muncy once again. Aaron Brooks is coming up just for a spot start and come Monday, Muncy could be back up as roster will also expand on Tuesday. Analysis: Matt Selz

Aaron Brooks to start Saturday for Oakland in lieu of Felix Doubront.

With Doubront not at 100% quite yet, Oakland is in need of a spot starter and have one in Aaron Brooks. The young right hander will take on Arizona in the second game of the series facing his counterpart in Jhoulys Chacin and will look to improve on his 6.20 ERA. Analysis: Matt Selz

Oakland would like to give Felix Doubront an extra couple of days to recover from taking a liner off the foot in his last start.

After taking one off the leg in his last start it looks like Oakland is not comfortable quite yet with how he's feeling. Doubront will start on Monday instead of Saturday thus setting him up for a two start week which could be beneficial as his numbers are pretty decent across nine appearances six of which were starts. Aaron Brooks is being recalled from Triple-A to spot start on Saturday. Analysis: Matt Selz

Carlos Gonzalez went 1-for-4 with a home run, one RBI and one run scored against the Pirates on Friday

CarGo continues to produce since the break, hitting 24 of his 31 home runs during the span. If there was a second half MVP, Gonzalez would certainly be in the discussion, so although he hasn’t propelled his team to potential playoff heights, he has, most likely, elevated any fantasy teams that picked him in their drafts this spring. Expect the power surge to continue as the season comes to a close.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

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