Brandon McCarthy remains undefeated (4-0) as a Yankee after allowing an unearned run and two walks with eight strikeouts over 5.2 innings in Monday's win over the Tigers.
McCarthy's early season peripherals suggested he was not as bad as 3-10 record and 5.10 ERA while with the DBacks would suggest (two of those three wins came over his last two starts with his former team). The 31-year old who has seen an uptick in velo this season has had the benefit of decent run support, minus Monday night, with his new ball club as the Yankees had not scored fewer than four runs in his four previous starts but that should not take away from how McCarthy has pitched as he has limited opponents to one or fewer earned runs in four of his five starts with the Bronx Bombers making him worth owning in most all formats for the time being.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Doug McDermott (back) did not practice Tuesday.
It was reported on Saturday that McDermott suffered a setback on Saturday which caused him to miss a game. It looks like now, it could be more than a one game setback. He has not been a consistent part of the rotation, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Dion Waiters (foot) did not practice Tuesday.
RIght now, Waiters should be considered questionable for the Thunder's Wednesday night match up against the Mavericks. Coach Brooks said his foot is feeling better but still not 100%. Andre Roberson has already been ruled out, which means Anthony Morrow could be in line for all the minutes he can handle if Waiters is unable to play. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Nick Collison and Andre Roberson remain out with those sprained ankles. Neither have practiced.
We originally heard "at least 10-days" without Collison on March 21st when he sprained his ankle. The Thunder have been so depleted with injuries, it has been amazing what they've been able to accomplish. Kevin Durant is now out for the season, it looks like Serge Ibaka won't be back until the end of the regular season which could be the end of Oklahoma City's season and Enes Kanter is struggling with an ankle issue. Steven Adams and Mitch McGary have had to carry the load. Analysis: Drew Phelps