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Rockies' SS Troy Tulowtzki still has on-and-off hip discomfort.

What was initially thought to be a minor issue has snowballed into an injury that could end up costing Tulo most of the second half. He was well on his way to capturing his first MVP award, but the hip injury has all but eliminated the uber-shortstop from the running. He hasn't run since hitting the DL in late-July, so that would be the first indication of an impending comeback. ANALYST:

Mike Pelfrey was demoted to the bullpen for the start of the season.

Pelfrey lost out to Tommy Milone for the fifth starter's job, but that hardly seems like a surprise. His move to the pen means that he's probably not even going to see much of a chance even if the Twins need a spot start as they can always bring back Trevor May who also looked better than Pelfrey. You can feel good about ignoring Pelfrey in all fantasy formats. Analysis: Howard Bender

J.J. Hardy says his left shoulder is feeling pretty sore.

Hardy injured his shoulder diving for a ground ball Friday and said that there wasn't any real change in the level of discomfort. The injury is said to be very minor, but fantasy owners who were hoping for a power resurgence may have to wait and see if this will hinder his swing in any way. Analysis: Howard Bender

Update: Christian Vazquez said that an MRI and exam on his sore right elbow on Friday offered cause for anxiety.

So we still don;t know the full results from the MRI, but if Vazquez is this concerned, it's obviously not good. We'll wait for the full diagnosis, but fantasy owners should plan for the worst and consider Ryan Hanigan the primary backstop in Boston right now. This does open the door wider for Blake Swihart who could land a spot on the Opening Day roster if Vazquez is out for an extended period of time. Analysis: Howard Bender

Kole Calhoun has returned to the Angels lineup Saturday.

Calhoun was given Friday off after leaving Thursday early when he was hit in the arm with a pitch. He was dealing with a sore triceps, but everything seems to be just fine. He should remain an excellent source of runs scored this season. Analysis: Howard Bender

David Freese is still out of the Angels lineup Saturday.

Freese suffered a hyperextended elbow in a collision Wednesday and was being given a few days off to heal. While the Halos would have preferred he return already, they do not seem overly concerned right now. Consider him day-to-day. Analysis: Howard Bender

Update: Justin Verlander said his triceps soreness is same as Friday. He's waiting to see how it feels in the next day or two.

So really, nothing new on this front. He had what the team is calling a serious cramp and there's some lingering soreness. They need to wait a few days to see how much, if at all, the pain subsides. Continue to view Verlander just as you have all spring. He is no better or worse at the moment. Analysis: Howard Bender

Manager John Farrell is still not ruling out Koji Uehara for Opening Day. He threw on Saturday and will be reevaluated tomorrow. He'll likely throw another bullpen session on Monday.

Nothing new here on the Uehara front. He is making progress, though slow and steady, but Farrell doesn't want to make any hasty decisions if he doesn't have to just yet. Look for the Sox to give Uehara until the very end of spring before making a final call. Analysis: Howard Bender

Vic Black (shoulder) felt good after Saturday's bullpen session and plans to throw off a mound again on Monday.

That's a nice positive report, but Black shouldn't be touched in any format until he proves that he has regained his command with consistency. Let him work his way back and land a solid role before even looking his way. Analysis: Howard Bender

Andre Iguodala (rest) will not play on Saturday.

With the playoffs locked and the Warriors playing back-to-back nights, Iguodala will be rested. Look for Leandro Barbosa and Justin Holiday to see a minutes increase in his absence. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tsuyoshi Wada (leg) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Saturday.

While he failed to earn a spot in the rotation, Wada is still being considered for a long-relief role in the bullpen if he can get healthy. With the fact that he's sitting behind just Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson, Wada could actually jump back into the starting mix sooner than later. Analysis: Howard Bender

Rays placed Alex Colome (pneumonia) on 15-day disabled list.

Colome was a late arrival to camp due to visa issues and then was hospitalized with pneumonia shortly thereafter. He'll stay in extended spring training and could earn a call-up at some point in the first half. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said this morning that a MRI for Justin Verlander hasn't been mentioned and the team is still quantifying his cramp as a cramp.

The Tigers are going to look into things maybe a little deeper, but for all intents and purposes, they are treating the issue as minor for right now. Keep an eye on Verlander's next outing, but don't be surprised to see that it really was nothing more than a cramp. He should be fine. Analysis: Howard Bender

Danny Santana will be the Twins Opening Day starting shortstop.

Eduardo Escobar and Eduardo Nunez were both being considered, but the job was really Santana's to lose. He picked up right where he left off last year, batting .341 (15-for-44), but he did strike out nine times to one walk. We don't expect him to post another .400-plus BABIP this year, so don't expect the batting average to stay as high as it was last season. Analysis: Howard Bender


Late Round Pitching: House, Heaney & More |
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Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - March 28, 2015 |
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Michael A. Stein reviews fantasy baseball injuries.

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Ron Shandler takes a look at the difficulties of keeping attention in a season-long league coupled with the problems of the daily fantasy baseball game.

Ray's Ramblings: Bats in Spring Training News |
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Ray takes a look at the hitters in the news including Betts, Giavotella, Morse, Pederson, Peterson, Polanco and Reddick.

NBA DFS Playbook - March 27th |
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NBA DFS Playbook - March 27th

Mark Kaplan breaks down the best NBA DFS plays for Friday March 27, 2015. Use this to play daily fantasy basketball tonight and win.

Ray's Ramblings: Arms in Spring Training News |
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Ray's Ramblings: Arms in Spring Training News

Ray Flowers looks at arms in the news like Clippard, Gausman, Rodon, Salazar, Sale and Tanaka in this Spring Training piece.

The Natural: Playing Home Run Derby |
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Rick Wolf gives you the strategy plus the ultimate cheat sheet that helped him win RotoDerby last year and will help you win in 2015.

Kicking Rocks: Changing the Rules |
Howard Bender

Kicking Rocks: Changing the Rules

Howard Bender lays down the law for commissioners and those who continuously propose a change in the league rules at this time of the year.

2015 MLB Draft Guide Sampler: Winning High Stakes Leagues |
Jeff Mans

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A sample article for the Fantasy Alarm Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide written by Ray Flowers & the staff at Fantasy Alarm and is on sale now nationwide

Fantasy Alarm Podcast: 2015 MLB Positional Previews |
Howard Bender

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Howard Bender and Michael A. Stein preview each position for the 2015 fantasy baseball season with suggestions on who to draft and who to leave out