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Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:07:16 -0700
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy was sitting between 91 and 95 mph with his fastball in his outing Monday, March 10, where he allowed three hits and a walk in five scoreless innings, and he was receiving strong reviews from the coaching staff. "That's shown up early. I feel like myself again. With that, in games I'm sharper, more focused, and the results kind of follow that. Now it's just staying in that same place," McCarthy said. McCarthy said the after-effects of being struck in the head by a line drive in 2012 lingered into last season.
FANTASY TIP: Health issues have eroded McCarthy's dominance the past few seasons, but if he is past all of that, there could be something here. His fastball life is a positive development, and he still remains an elite ground-ball pitcher. There could be value here off the waiver wire and in NL leagues.
Source: The Arizona Republic - Nick Piecoro |
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:58:41 -0700
Updating a previous item, the Tennessee Titans are signing LB Wesley Woodyard to a four-year, $16 million deal, according to his agent. "Wesley is a player who has experience playing in both 3-4 and 4-3 systems and in our new scheme he fits as one of the inside linebackers," general manager Ruston Webster said. "He is smart and fast. He also brings the leadership qualities and intangible that we look for in a player, which makes him a good fit for us."
Source: ESPN.com |
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:32:49 -0700
Atlanta Braves SPs Kris Medlen (elbow) and Brandon Beachy (elbow) are scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews Monday, March 17. Medlen has been preparing for the news he needs a second Tommy John surgery. Beachy is now facing the possibility of having his second procedure. Beachy was told earlier this week his ligament was fine and his biceps was damaged, which is what he passed along to the media.
FANTASY TIP: Beachy's prognosis isn't clear, but it appears he has a better chance to escape a devastating diagnosis than Medlen does. Beachy owners won't want to take chances, though, and should start piling up alternatives in case he has to miss the 2014 campaign, as well.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - David O'Brien |
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