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Dillon Gee went five innings in the loss to the Padres Saturday giving up four runs and five hits with eight strike outs and no walks.

Gee surprisingly got roughed up, in in his second start since returning from the DL (strained right lat), by a Padres team that won for just the third time in their past 11 games. On the positive side, Gee has now struck out 12 batters in 12 innings with just one walk so hopefully his struggles Saturday, where he allowed two home runs, had more to do with his two month layoff then anything else. Things do not get any easier for Gee as his next start on Friday is in Milwaukee against one of the biggest first-half surprise teams in the Brewers.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Taj Gibson is out of the walking boot. He's still doubtful for Thursday.

The Bulls have already ruled out Gibson for the rest of this week but it is a positive sign that he has gotten out of his walking boot. Nikola Mirotic will continue to get plenty of minutes off the Bulls' bench while Pau Gasol and Joakim Noah will also see a bump in fantasy value. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Tony Allen will return from his one-game suspension against the Rockets Wednesday.

An altercation between Tony Allen and Nick Calathes during practice resulted in Allen being suspended for Tuesday's game against the Jazz. We will see him return to his role off the bench against the Rockets. Allen has season averages of just 8.1 points, 4.0 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.9 steals. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Brandon Crawford won't play in the field until next week due to shoulder soreness.

This is a similar issue that Crawford dealt with in 2014 but the Giants do not believe it to be serious. Crawford is still healthy enough to play DH and that's what he will likely do on Wednesday, but the Giants don't plan to have him play in the field until next week.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Masahiro Tanaka is expected to start against the Braves on March 12 in Grapefruit League play.

We have not heard official word on this from the Yankees but most expect it to be true. We saw Tanaka make it through a 30 pitch bullpen session on Wednesday morning and hasn't reported any issues with his elbow. He is expected to start the season in the Yankees rotation but Tanaka does remain a very risky investment in fantasy leagues.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Brandon Kintzler (knee) is scheduled to throw against the Angels on Thursday in the Brewers' Cactus League opener.

It will be thrilling to see Kintzler pitch on Thursday against the Angels because it will be the first time in two years. He finally has two healthy legs and eager to get back out on the mount. Lets see how it performs.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Robert Covington (elbow) is doubtful to play on Wednesday. JaKarr Sampson would start in his place.

Covington went down with an elbow injury on Sunday against the Pacers and we kept out of Monday's game against the Raptors. He is listed as doubtful again on Wednesday night with a simple elbow contusion. JaKarr Sampson will draw the start if Covington can't go, but Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are slightly more appealing for owners in deeper leagues. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Kevin Martin (illness) will play against the Nuggets on Wednesday.

It looks like Martin just needed a night of rest against the Clippers on Monday. He is now feeling better and his owners should plug him right back into their lineups for Wednesday night's game against the Nuggets. Gary Neal will head back to the bench and can be dropped across the board.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Former Raiders S Tyvon Branch will visit the Redskins Wednesday after today's visit with the Colts.

The Colts and Redskins are both teams in desperate need of safety help. The Colts have let both Mike Adams and LaRon Landry head to free agency while the Redskins are stuck with young unproven players in his defensive backfield. Branch is still just 28, but hasn't been able to stay on the field the past two years because of multiple injuries. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Jerrelle Benimon will sign a 10-day contract with the Jazz.

Benimon was called up from the Idaho Stampede of the NBA Development League. He was the 2012–13 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year as a redshirt junior after leading the Towson Tigers to the greatest single-season turnaround in NCAA history. We will see how he performs at the NBA level.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Update: Roberto Hernandez has received his visa and will report to Astros camp.

Finally Hernandez can report to Astros camp. He signed a minor league deal with Houston just last month and is expected to take a physical tomorrow morning in Kissimmee. He will battle this spring for the fifth spot in the Astros rotation but it is more likely he'll be used as a long reliever out of the bullpen.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Derek Holland (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch Sunday for the Rangers, but needs to throw a bullpen first. He could get bumped back.

The Rangers are being cautious with Holland as he slowly returns from off-season shoulder surgery. They decided to scratch him from Thursday's intrasquad game due to discomfort in his left shoulder. If he has no setbacks on Thursday, he could pitch on Sunday.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Michael Kirkman (shoulder) is throwing a bullpen session Wednesday.

This is good to see from Kirkman, who had fallen behind the rest of the pitchers in camp because of an impingement in the back of his left shoulder. The lefty was non-tendered by the Rangers in December, but he's in camp this spring as a non-roster invitee.  Analysis: Drew Phelps

Mitch Moreland won't see time in the OF for a while this spring as the Rangers wait for his rebuilt ankle to get stronger.

We won't likely see Moreland in Cactus League games until next week. We saw him run the bases on Tuesday which is a good sign on his reconstructed right ankle. The 29-year-old took over at first base following Prince Fielder's injury last season before his ankle ended his season. He will be forced to play more outfield with the return of Fielder. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Bills announced they've acquired QB Matt Cassel from the Vikings for undisclosed draft choices.

This has to make EJ Manuel feel all warm and fuzzy inside. He already had to sit more than half a season behind Kyle Orton and now he'll have Matt Cassel looking over his shoulder. The Bills obviously don't have faith that Manuel can be their guy going forward and this is their "Plan B." Analysis: Drew Phelps

Nikola Pekovic (ankle) will try to play Wednesday.

He has said that he wants to play on Wednesday but we'll have to wait for official word from the team after warmups. If Pekovic can't go against the Nuggets, Gorgui Dieng becomes a must-start player in all fantasy leagues. Analysis: Drew Phelps
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