Manager Bruce Bochy confirmed Matt Cain has had some crankiness in his elbow. It's the same as has had in past years and could possibly related to bone chips.
Fantasy owners have been looking for a reason for Cain's struggles this season and it would appear that we finally have one. In the past, he's pitched through elbow problems and been successful, but the numbers have never suffered like they have this season, so it is very possible that the malady has caught up with everyone's favorite fantasy workhorse. Monitor this situation very closely as it could spell trouble for Cain in the second half of the season. Cautious optimism is probably your best course of action for the time being, unless you can find an owner looking to buy-low on Cain but still offering something decent in return.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Saints are reportedly trying to trade Curtis Lofton.
Even after they released Pierre Thomas Wednesday the Saints were still well over the salary cap, and trading Lofton would save New Orleans $5.25 million. Only the Raiders had a worse fantasy defense than the Saints last season, and while trading Lofton probably cannot hurt, it certainly will not help, either. Whichever defense gets Lofton will get a slight bump in fantasy value. Analysis: Steve Pimental
Placido Polanco said he is "90 percent" retired.
The 39-year-old Polanco did not play anywhere in 2014 after batting .260/.315/.302 in 118 games for the Marlins in 2013. Polanco left open the possibility to return to the Marlins, Phillies or Tigers, though if he really wants to win a World Series ring the Phillies are probably out. Some team would probably do well to make Polanco a minor league player/coach like the Cubs did with Manny Ramirez last season. Polanco would have NL-only value with the Phillies or Marlins, but it is hard to believe he could ever again be relevant in mixed leagues. Analysis: Steve Pimental