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Seahawks receiver Sidney Rice is retiring, per league source.

Between knee problems and concussion concerns it's time to say goodbye to Sidney. He's calling it a career. His best season came in 2009 when he was with the Vikings and he and Brett Favre connected for 83 receptions, 1,312 yards, and eight touchdowns. Since then, he's been a mess with injuries and has missed almost as many games as he started. Be well, Sidney. Vaya con dios, amigo.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Chris Denorfia (hamstring) ran the bases Wednesday, but he's still expected to start the year on the disabled list.

It's becoming more and more unlikely that Denorfia will be in uniform on Opening Day. This injury will give the Cubs some flexibility with their roster, especially with players like Ryan Sweeney and Matt Szczur. Denorfia is expected to serve in a platoon with Chris Coghlan upon his return. Analysis: Colby Conway

Matt Szczur, Ryan Sweeney, and Jonathan Herrera are battling for the final two spots on the Cubs' bench.

Chris Denorfia's injury actually proves pivotal here, because it will impact one of the aforementioned players. Sweeney is the safest of the three aforementioned players, due to the fact that he is a left-handed hitter who is the final year of his contract. Sweeney is owned $1.5 million this season. However, Szczur has impressed manager Joe Maddon this spring, leaving the idea that he could gain one of the final roster spots. None of these players will be starting in any fantasy roster to begin 2015, however. Analysis: Colby Conway

The Cubs will open the season with three catchers, including Welington Castillo.

Starter Miguel Montero and backups David Ross and Wellington Castillo will all open on the team's Opening Day roster. David Ross was a virtual shoe-in as he is Jon Lester's personal catcher and Miguel Montero was the expected starter all along. Castillo might not see a lot of work this season, leaving his fantasy value pretty low. Analysis: Colby Conway

Jeremy Lin (illness) is in the Lakers starting lineup on Wednesday.

Lin missed the past two games with a respiratory issue but he could step back into a role of right around 30 minutes tonight. Owners of Lin can safely insert him back in their lineup for tonight's full slate. Analysis: Colby Conway

Steven Adams limped to the locker room with a possible injury.

Adams has been playing really well recently and an injury at this juncture would be detrimental to the Thunder. He almost averaged a double-double in March, averaging 9.5 points and 10.2 rebounds over 12 games this past month. Check back for an update on the apparent injury. Analysis: Colby Conway

Kirk Hinrich is out for the remainder of Wednesday's game due to a left knee injury.

Hinrich limped all the way to the locker room, showing heavy favoritism to his left leg. We now know the injury was to his knee and that he won't be able to return to action. Hinrich only played 10 minutes before leaving the game, putting his status moving forward in some jeopardy He is questionable for the team's next game Friday against the Pistons. Analysis: Colby Conway

Carlos Rodon was reassigned to minor league camp Wednesday.

Rodon was competing for the fifth and final starting spot in the team's rotation, but the plan all along seemed to be that he would start the season in Triple-A Charlotte. This spring, he registered a 3.06 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with 21 strikeouts over 17 2/3 innings. Rodon will be called up later this season as he is simply too good to leave in the minors, despite the fact that he has thrown fewer than 25 professional innings. Much like Kris Bryant in Chicago, sending Rodon to the minors for at least two weeks will ensure the team will retain an extra year of control on the back end of his contract. Analysis: Colby Conway

Colt Hynes has earned a spot on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster.

Hynes hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013, when he notched a 9.00 ERA in 17 innings with the Padres. However, he has looked unhittable this spring. In 10 2/3 spring innings, he has allowed just three hits and has struck out nine opposing batters. A good spring earned him a spot on the Blue Jays' 25-man roster, but not good enough to land a spot on your fantasy roster. Analysis: Colby Conway

Tyler Olson has made the Mariners' 25-man roster in the bullpen.

Olson will serve as the team's second-lefty and long-reliever out of the bullpen. That doesn't equate to fantasy relevancy and Olson can be left off of all rosters. Do not add Olson unless he is able to carve out a niche in the Seattle bullpen. Analysis: Colby Conway

Kyuji Fujikawa is dealing with groin tightness.

The early report is that he will be shut down for a few days before throwing again. The team is going to give him a few days before re-evaluating him. There is a possibility that he opens the year on the DL, which would be detrimental to an already thin Texas bullpen. Leave Fujikawa off your roster to begin the 2015 campaign. Analysis: Colby Conway

Esmil Rogers has won a bullpen spot to open the season.

Rogers had a shot at a final bullpen spot, but he will begin the season where he belongs, in the bullpen. While he looked good this spring, posting a 2.57 ERA in 14 innings, his 5.54 ERA over the past six seasons can't be ignored. He has good strikeout numbers and he should be a nice fit as a middle or long reliever for the Yankees this season. He could also be used for a spot start if an injury were to occur in the team's rotation. Given some of the names in that rotation and their histories, an injury is very likely to occur. Analysis: Colby Conway

Will Harris secured a spot on the Astros' Opening Day roster.

Harris' 2.45 spring ERA was a positive step for the 30-year old reliever as he secured a spot on the Opening Day roster. He let up 11 hits in 11 spring innings and didn't strike many batters out, leaving little room for fantasy stardom. He won't have a major role in their bullpen and his 10 holds in three big league seasons doesn't exactly point to fantasy ownership. Analysis: Colby Conway

Derek Dennis was placed on waivers Wednesday.

Dennis didn't make an impact for the Panthers this season and not much will change this season. If he is picked up by another organization, he will likely serve as positional depth, a role well-suited for Dennis. Analysis: Colby Conway


Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - April 1, 2015 |
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Mock Draft Army: Final ADP Trend Report |
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Ray's Ramblings: Spring Training Pitcher Review |
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Ray's Ramblings: Spring Training Batter Review |
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NBA DFS Playbook - April 1st |
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DFS Strategies: How To Win On Opening Day |
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Rotoderby Contest: Constructing Your Power Club  |
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NBA DFS Playbook - March 31st |
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2015 Bullpen Report: The Closer Grid |
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Are You Making A Draft Day Mistake? |
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I get a question about how to handle players in a draft, and I'm here to tell you, that you're all asking the wrong question.