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Craig Kimbrel blew the save on Thursday allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts in the loss to the Marlins.

Kimbrel blew his fifth save in 35 opportunities Thursday as he fell to 0-2 on the year as he also took the loss. It was his third blown save since June 7th and while his overall stats are stellar there is a chance he could be trending in dangerous waters as his save percentage this season is in the bottom half among current NL closers...something to keep in mind come next draft season or if you are in a dynasty league and are out of contention yet own Kimbrel.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Phillies recalled Cody Asche from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

The Phillies seem ready to commit to Asche as their new starting left fielder which certainly gums up the outfield configuration for veterans like Ben Revere, Grady Sizemore and Jeff Francoeur. It also displaces Darin Ruf. While they may be happy with the defensive work he did down in the minors, Asche's bat never really heated up, so the team is still going to have some serious offensive woes. This plan may have looked good on paper, but it should be re-visited in a couple of weeks to see how things are panning out. Analysis: Howard Bender

Matt Holliday will likely not see time at first base this season.

There was plenty of speculation as to what the Cardinals would do with Matt Adams on the shelf for three to four months. One of the ideas was to have Holliday platoon with Mark Reynolds, but apparently that's not going to happen. Holliday remains happily entrenched in left field. Analysis: Howard Bender

Michael Conforto has been promoted to Double-A Binghamton.

He's batting .283 with seven home runs and 28 RBI through 46 games at High-A St. Lucie this season, so the next step was expected. He'll try and work his way through the system but he is far from being considered for fast-tracking. Analysis: Howard Bender

Dwight Howard has been suspended for the first game of the 2015-16 regular season after his foul in Game 4 was upgraded to a flagrant 1.

Howard got a little extra-feisty here in the playoffs and he dished out a lot of hard fouls. He'll probably take the one-game suspension and leave it at that. In the grand scheme of things, one game doesn't mean much. Analysis: Howard Bender

After playing catch on Thursday, Manager Lloyd McClendon said Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) felt good.

After a shutdown, Iwakuma finally resumed playing catch, and while the reports were positive, he is still at least a week away from throwing off a mound. From there, it's all about bullpen sessions, live batting practice, simulated games and then rehab starts, so he still has a ways to go. Barring any setbacks, the Mariners are hoping to have him back by the end of June. Analysis: Howard Bender

Warriors' Klay Thompson cleared his first concussion tests.

Thompson took a knee to the ear during Game 5 against the Rockets and left with dizziness and some blood trickling out. It was reported Thursday that he didn't have a concussion and that it was just a head contusion, but it looks like they'll run him through the protocol just to play it safe. Analysis: Howard Bender

Philadelphia 76ers will bring in Kendall Gray (Delaware State) for a workout Friday.

The 6-foot-10 center averaged 11.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.8 blocks over 33.8 minutes per game in his senior year at Delaware State. The Sixers, as well as a few other teams, will bring him in for a workout to see if they have long term interest. Analysis: Howard Bender

The Orioles haven't decided whether Bud Norris (bronchitis) will make another rehab start.

It seems that it will all come down to what the team decides to do with Wei-Yin Chen who may miss a start Saturday. If so, Norris could get that call instead of another rehab start. Stay tuned. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jason Kipnis collected two more hits Thursday against the Mariners, giving him 15 multi-hit games and 48 total hits in May.

Kipnis is now batting .449 with four home runs, 16 RBI, 28 runs scored, three stolen bases and a 1.270 OPS for the month of May. He is just two hits and two runs scored of being the first guy to post 50 hits, 30 runs scored and a 1.200 OPS in a month since 2000. For those who were unable to show patience with the All-Star second basemen over the fist month of the season, this is your punishment. Analysis: Howard Bender

Broncos announce that they signed OT Ryan Harris.

The 30-year old lineman started for the broncos last year in the wake of Jeff Allen's season-ending surgery. He'll have to compete for the job this time around. Analysis: Howard Bender

Miguel Cabrera's surgically repaired foot is ok after being hit by a pitch in Thursday's game.

Cabrera came out of the game early after going 0-for-2 with an RBI, but not right after being hit, so it couldn't have bothered him much. The Tigers ran tests to be sure and everything came out just fine. Business as usual moving forward. Analysis: Howard Bender

X-rays came back negative on Xander Bogaerts' left forearm.

Bogaerts was hit on the arm with a pitch by Nick Martinez and left Thursday's game immediately afterwards. X-rays being negative is nice which means he's just dealing with a bruise. Consider him day-to-day. Analysis: Howard Bender

Red Sox manager John Farrell said "there's been no decision at this point" whether Eduardo Rodriguez makes his next start in Boston or at Triple-A Pawtucket.

Considering Farrell's post-game gushing about the youngster and the ugliness of the back-end of the rotation, we're guessing Rodriguez makes another start in the majors. It was an outstanding performance, though people should keep their enthusiasm in check. The Texas lineup has had major struggles this season and you can't freak out after just one start. Rein it in, people. Analysis: Howard Bender

Manuel Margot (intercostal muscle) started playing in extended spring training games Tuesday.

Margot seems to be recovering well from the strain. Once the team is satisfied with his progress, he will head back to High-A ball where he's been all year. Analysis: Howard Bender

Joe Panik went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored against the Braves on Thursday.

Panik is now slashing .296/.363/.432 with three home runs and 19 RBI through his first 169 at-bats as he continues to be a legitimate second baseman to own in deep league formats. Although he doesn't have the track record to back his solid start, he remains someone worth starting as long as he can maintain his above average batting average at the very least.  Analysis: Matthew Beck


Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - May 29, 2015 |
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Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - May 29, 2015

Michael A. Stein reviews fantasy baseball injuries.

DFS MLB Playbook: May 29th  |
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DFS MLB Playbook: May 29th

Jeff Mans pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests

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2015 Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineups: May 28th |
Ted Schuster

2015 Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineups: May 28th

Ted Schuster gives out a few of his optimized DFS MLB lineups for Fantasy Aces, Fanduel and Draftkings for today's slate of games

DFS MLB Playbook: May 28th  |
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DFS MLB Playbook: May 28th

Ted Schuster pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests

Daily Trends: May 28, 2015 |
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Ray takes a look at mashers like Davis, Duda, Trumbo and Reynolds, a resurgent star at third base, and names the man who is the best pitcher in baseball.

DFS MLB Hitting Coach - May 28, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

DFS MLB Hitting Coach - May 28, 2015

It's a short slate of games Thursday but Ray Flowers still has still found some solid hitting matchups for May 28th.

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - May 28, 2015 |
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DFS MLB Pitching Coach - May 28, 2015

Howard Bender takes an in-depth look at the numbers and the match-ups to help you decide whether the time is right to invest heavily or if bargain-hunting is the way

2015 Bullpen Report: The Closer Grid |
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2015 Bullpen Report: The Closer Grid

The Closer Grid is a one-stop shop for all your bullpen needs as we identify each team's ninth-inning specialist and those who find themselves next in line for saves.

DFS MLB Playbook: May 27th - Late  |
Ted Schuster

DFS MLB Playbook: May 27th - Late

Ted Schuster pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests