Norichika Aoki went 2-for-5 with one RBI, a run scored and a stolen base during the Royals' 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks on Thursday.
Aoki just looks like a more confident hitter here in the second half of the season and is starting to shed the doubt of his fantasy owners as he has now hit safely in five of his last six games with one home run, seven RBI, five runs scored and a stolen base in that span. He still has a ways to go before truly redeeming himself but at least there's improvement happening and hope for more on the horizon.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Le'Veon Bell (knee) hasn't been cleared to start running yet.
After an injury plagued 2015 season, Bell is looking to get healthy and be ready for the regular season. He has not yet been cleared to start running but with the Super Bowl not being played yet, Bell has time to get back into shape. Expect him and the Steelers training staff to work hard on getting him ready for the regular season where he should be considered a top fantasy RB. Analysis: Dillon Conklin
Kings are strongly weighing the firing of coach George Karl.
It has been rumored for quite some time that it wouldn't be long before Karl was out as the coach in Sacramento. It seems like that time has come as Karl has lost support in the front office among other riffs with players on the team. There is no doubt Karl is a great coach but this fit with the Kings just wasn't a good one from the start. Analysis: Dillon Conklin