FIRST, NOT BEST
A spin on stories that matter to fantasy leaguers: first base isn't a dominant fantasy position anymore; Carpenter back in the fold; Carlos casualities; what's Eaton Adam? And more Moreland.
HOUSTON ON THE CLOCK
A spin on stories that matter to fantasy leaguers: Astros and the first pick in the 2013 Draft; bottleneck in the Bronx; déjà vu in Miami; Keppinger's leash in the Windy City; and making the right choice in right field.
LOSE RICKY'S NUMBER
Is it time to give up on Ricky Romero? Looking for a catcher through the waiver wire? And, what about Red Sox pitching prospect Allen Webster? Have some fantasy baseball questions? Ask Fantasy Inbox!
Twins purchased the contract of RHP Samuel Deduno from Triple-A Rochester.
He'll get the start on Friday against the Tigers. Deduno was great during the World Baseball Classic before putting up a 2.70 ERA and 17/10 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings over three starts with Rochester. It's possible he could have some AL-only value.
Danny Duffy (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Sunday.
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He'll throw 60 pitches for the Naturals. Making his way back from Tommy John surgery, Duffy will surely require the full 30 days on his rehab assignment. Assuming the results are there and his arm strength is back, he should be added to the Royals' rotation in late June. The left-hander is worth stashing on the DL if you have the roster space.
Blue Jays transferred LHP J.A. Happ from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Happ was hoping to make it back by mid-June, but he now won't be eligible to return until early July. The left-hander is coming back from a small fracture behind his left ear as well as a sprained right knee.