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Blue Jays | Dustin McGowan moving to Class AAA
Toronto Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) is moving his rehab from Single-A Dunedin to Triple-A Buffalo. He tossed two innings and allowed a hit while walking one and striking out four at Dunedin.
Lions | Corey Williams unlikely to return
Lions | Joique Bell could get more touches in 2013
Athletics | Chris Young hopes to return Saturday
Phillies | Roy Halladay needs three months to recover
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) will need three months to recover after undergoing shoulder surgery this week. Dr. Neal ElAttrache said the surgery "identified what we anticipated," so there were no surprises. However, Dr. Michael Ciccotti was hesitant to say that Halladay would come back this season. "There are a lot of ifs between now and then," Ciccotti said of Halladay's return. "Does he get his motion back? Does he feel strong again? How is he when he is throwing a ball? There are a lot of things between now and then that might prevent that from happening. But we remain cautiously optimistic about it." Halladay's bursa sac, which was removed during surgery, should grow back naturally and shouldn't be a problem in the future. If he doesn't have any setbacks, he could be throwing in six to eight weeks.
FANTASY TIP: Halladay will be out for an extended period of time, but there are no guarantees he'll come back this year, let alone be effective. That's a big gamble to take if you're willing to hang onto him. The more shallow the league, the less incentive you have to hang onto hope.
Orioles | Two players improving
Lions | Believe Dominic Raiola best option at C
Phillies | Carlos Zambrano, John Lannan could enter rotation
Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano will pitch two innings at extended spring training Saturday, May 18, and pitch every five days thereafter. SP John Lannan (knee) will throw a bullpen session early next week and is "closer, but he's not close" to coming back.
FANTASY TIP: Both Zambrano and Lannan could become options to take Roy Halladay's (shoulder) spot in the rotation with him out indefinitely. Both hurlers are dart throws in NL-only leagues if you're desperate.
Angels | Sean Burnett to make rehab outing
Bears | Henry Melton not worrying about contract
Chicago Bears DT Henry Melton said he is not worrying about his contract situation and will allow the team to decide whether they want to sign him to a long-term contract. "I'm not going to really think too much about it," Melton said. "It's a decision that comes from within and upstairs if they want to keep me long term. We're just kind of talking through some things. Everyone is getting set up and getting the drafted guys done. Hopefully we can sit down and get something done."
Redskins | Chris Neild uncertain for workouts
Redskins | Brandon Meriweather expects to sit out workouts
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) is expected to miss most, if not all, of the organized team activities and minicamp this offseason. He is believed to be on track for the start of training camp.
Mets | Travis d'Arnaud to remain in boot
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) will remain in a walking boot for another two weeks and won't be allowed to bear weight on his foot. d'Arnaud had a checkup with a doctor Friday, May 17, after he fractured his left foot four weeks ago.
FANTASY TIP: This is disappointing news for those hoping that d'Arnaud would have already been up in the bigs by now. The success of John Buck and another tough break for d'Arnaud has tempered those expectations, though. Don't expect the catching prospect to make his Mets debut until later this year now.
Pirates | Jose Contreras on bereavement list
Red Sox | David Ross not ready
Patriots | Rob Gronkowski's back injury new
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (back) problem with a disc in his back is not related to the disc problem he had while in college in 2009. Gronkowski underwent a procedure to fix his back problem in college. It is not known when Gronkowski suffered his current injury.
Rockies | Tyler Chatwood to start Saturday
FANTASY TIP: Chatwood is still young and has had his share of struggles in his major league career, especially against lefties. He'll need to show he can become a ground-ball pitcher to succeed at Coors Field. There's no reason to add him in mixed formats unless he strings together a few impressive performances.
Cardinals | Jake Westbrook receives injection
FANTASY TIP: John Gast should stick in the rotation for however much longer Westbrook remains on the infirmary. That might push some to consider him for their NL-only staff for the short term.
Eagles | Two WRs could compete for one spot
Athletics | Brett Anderson has stress fracture
FANTASY TIP: At this point, it's probably safe to drop Anderson in most mixed formats. You might be forced to stash him in a DL spot in AL-only leagues. Dan Straily has been struggling in the rotation since Anderson went on the disabled list. Sonny Gray will become a realistic option to replace Straily if he continues to falter.