According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Yankees could be interested in Edwin Jackson. The Yankees are looking for pitching to fill out a rotation for the remainder of the season and could be looking at Jackson.
Although Jackson is sitting 5-10 with a 5.61 ERA and 1.56 WHIP though 20 starts, the Yankees appear interested in the struggling 30-year-old. A change of scenery has worked wonders for many players over the years, but it is hard to believe that the inconsistency of Jackson would be a good fit in the Bronx. If moved to the Yankees, Jackson's fantasy value would likely take a hit, as most National League pitcher see a decrease in strikeouts once they cross over. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Rangers GM Jon Daniels plans to circle back early in camp with Adrian Beltre about a contract extension.
Despite being 36 years old, Beltre remains one of the most consistent third basemen in baseball. His batting average hasn't dipped below .260 since the 2005 season, he has recorded at least 60 RBI's in 15 of the 17 seasons he's been in the league, and he has failed to hit double-digit home runs just once since his rookie year. While his home runs and RBI's have taken a slight dip in recent years, he remains a productive player and should be drafted accordingly in the six-to-eight rounds of 10-team leagues. Analysis: Ari Gilberg
Ben McLemore is receiving trade interest the from Cleveland Cavaliers.
McLemore would be a cheap option if the Cavs are able to land him. He would provide some back-court depth that they could use as well. Other than Iman Shumpert, they have no real threats on the wing when J.R. Smith and LeBron James need a breather. McLemore's playing time would take a severe hit, but he would be far away from the black hole that is the Sacramento Kings. Analysis: James Grande
Lions have signed LB Jerry Franklin.
After not appearing in a single game in the 2015 season, Franklin has been signed by the Lions. He'll likely report to the practice squad, because at 28, no team is looking for an LB that's been nothing more than a backup his whole career to come in and suddenly help their team to the Super Bowl. Franklin's appeared in 20 career games and has made 12 tackles. Hoo-rah. Analysis: James Grande
White Sox are showing interest in free-agent Ian Desmond.
With Alexei Ramirez signing in San Diego, the White Sox are left with Tyler Saladino at short-stop. Saladino is a career .225 hitter so adding Desmond isn't a bad idea. Even though Desmond had the worst average of his career in 2015, he still managed to hit 19 homers and drive in 62 runs. That's the fourth consecutive season he's reached those numbers. Desmond would provide some pop to the Sox order, but they would have to deal with his less than stellar defense. Analysis: James Grande
Panthers sign punter Swayze Waters.
First and foremost, what a name. It's an all-timer, if we're being honest. Anyways, Waters was the 2014 special teams player of the year in the CFL. He was the teams punter but also kicked field-goals, connecting on 47-of-52 attempts. Waters was injured with a hip ailment for most of 2015. What a way to reward an injured punter with a hip injury! "Hey, come punt in the NFL!" Analysis: James Grande
Hassan Whiteside has been suspended one game for elbowing Boban Marjanovic.
Whiteside, who's been quite the headcase since making a name for himself last year, strikes again. He's in a contract year, so this is not a good look for him. His minutes have seemingly shrunk with each passing month and he's even been coming off of the bench over the last five games. Whiteside needs to get his head on straight and stop focusing on what he 2k rating is, and more on being the best player, and person, he can be. Analysis: James Grande
Padres plan to use Wil Myers at first base full-time in 2016.
The number four overall prospect heading into the 2013 season according to Baseball America has yet to stay healthy in any of his three professional seasons. He did, however, win rookie of the year in 2013 with the Rays and he did so in just 88 games. Last season, Myers was expected to try and play CF for the Padres but that came to a halt because of injury. This year, he'll attempt to tackle 1B, where he's played 24 professional games. Analysis: James Grande