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Junior Galette Headshot

Junior Galette tears Achilles tendon again. He will miss the 2016 season.

Galette's bad luck has continued as he tore his Achilles tendon today during a workout and will miss the entire 2016 season. Galette tore the Achilles tendon in his other leg last year and ended up missing all of the 2015 season as well. It's unfortunate for Galette who claimed he was in the best shape of his life and at one point looked to be one of the better pass rushers in the league. He will be a free agent after this season and it will be interesting to see if another team takes a gamble on him given his extensive injury history.
19 minutes ago
Aroldis Chapman Headshot

Aroldis Chapman Will Join The Cubs on Tuesday.

Chapman was traded from the Yankees to the Cubs today as part of a five-player deal which saw Gleyber Torres and Adam Warren going to the Yankees. It appears as though Chapman will join up with the Cubs in Chicago on Tuesday in the midst of their series against the White Sox. The 28-year-old flamethrower will surely make a huge impact in the Cubs bullpen down the stretch this season.
22 minutes ago
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Cameron Maybin is not in Monday's starting lineup.

Maybin will sit out his second straight game when the Tigers face off against Drew Pomeranz and the Red Sox tonight at Fenway Park. Maybin getting the day off is a little puzzling as he's raked against left-handed pitchers this season, hitting .379 in 66 at-bats. The 29-year-old is having a solid season for the Tigers in 2016, hitting .325 with two home runs, 26 runs batted in, 12 steals, and a .784 OPS. Andrew Romine will be playing center field and hitting ninth for Detroit today.
30 minutes ago
Jerome Williams Headshot

Cardinals purchase the contract of RHP Jerome Williams from Triple-A Memphis.

Williams, who last pitched in the big leagues for the Phillies back in 2015, was called up by the Cardinals despite having a 4.89 ERA in Triple-A this year. The 34-year-old is 52-66 lifetime with a 4.57 ERA in the Major Leagues, so he shouldn't be on your fantasy radar. The most logical reason for his call-up is for him to be an innings eater over the next few days due to the Cardinals bullpen being depleted.
44 minutes ago
Neil Walker Headshot

Neil Walker is not in Monday's starting lineup.

Walker will get his second straight day off in a row for the Mets, who are facing off against Carlos Martinez and the St. Louis Cardinals. Walker has played just twice now for the Mets in their last five games and went 0-for-9 at the plate in that timespan. Kelly Johnson will get the start at second base again tonight and will hit fifth against Martinez.
48 minutes ago
Aaron Sanchez Headshot

Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said it's more likely than not that Aaron Sanchez will have his innings limited this season.

Sanchez, who leads the American League in quality starts, will have his innings limited this season by the Blue Jays front office. The Blue Jays are trying to be cautious and keep his innings thrown down early in his career in order to prevent him from having elbow trouble in the future. This is extremely unfortunate for Sanchez's fantasy owners has he's been incredible for the Blue Jays on the mound, going 10-1 with a 2.87 ERA in 19 starts in 2016. It's hard to argue with a move that will help out Sanchez in the future, but it is disappointing that his innings will be limited in a year where he's had incredible stuff.
1 hour ago
Taylor Featherston Headshot

Phillies recall INF Taylor Featherston from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

With utility infielder Andres Blanco on his way to the disabled list it makes sense that the Phillies would recall an infielder from Triple-A and that infielder happens to be Taylor Featherston. Featherston, who sounds like he belongs in Brittish Parliament and not the Major Leagues, played in 101 games for the Angels back in 2015 where he hit just .162 in 169 plate appearances. He shouldn't be considered for fantasy purposes as he mainly will serve as a backup and has no track record of hitting Major League pitching.
1 hour ago
Andres Blanco Headshot

Andres Blanco (finger) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

Blanco suffered a fractured left index finger when he was spiked on a slide during Sunday's game against the Pirates. It's uncertain how long he will be out, but we should know more in the next couple of days. The 32-year-old wasn't an everyday player for the Phillies but was hitting .271 with four home runs and 21 RBIs in 75 games played this season.
1 hour ago
C.J. McCollum Headshot

Trailblazers and C.J.McCollum have agreed to a max contract extension.

After signing Festus Ezeli it appeared as though the Trailblazers were done making moves this offseason but they were able to sign guard C.J. McCollum to a four-year extension which was for $106 million which is the league maximum. The former 10th overall pick back in 2013, McCollum had a breakout year in 2015 where he averaged 20.8 points and 4.3 assists in 34.8 minutes per game. He's proven to be a great player but will have a lot of pressure on himself to perform this upcoming season due to how much money the Trailblazers have invested in him.
1 hour ago
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Antonio Cromartie denies reports of hip problems forcing him to retire.

Cromartie came out on Twitter to deny the reports that he retired due to hip problems and added that he has been working incredibly hard this offseason in order to play great this season. Reports had circulated earlier today that Cromartie was going to retire due to hip problems, but he's denied that and said that last year he was playing through a groin injury and not a hip injury. The 10-year veteran is under contract with the Jets until after the 2018 season.
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