• Fernandez among Twins cuts

    News: The Twins announced 14 cuts on Monday. David Bromberg, Eric Hacker, Anthony Swarzak and Rene Tosoni were optioned to Triple-A Rochester. Deolis Guerra, Chris Parmalee, Yorman Bazardo, Kyle Gibson, Jair Fernandez, Chris Herrmann, Ray Chang, Brian Dozier, Justin Huber and Joe Benson were also sent down to minor-league camp.
    Analysis: Fernandez was given a spring invite to catch some games while Joe Mauer's knee healed. He does not figure to be much more than organizational depth this season.
  • Fernandez hurts wrist

    News: Twins C Jair Fernandez left Monday's spring game against the Cardinals with a sore wrist after tweaking the injury during a swing at the plate.
    Analysis: Fernandez is merely in camp to catch a few games until Joe Mauer's knee is healthy enough for him to get behind the plate. Fernandez doesn't have a chance of making the 25-man roster and is just organizational depth. Ignore him in Fantasy.
  • Fernandez has encounter with bee

    News: Twins C Jair Fernandez went 1 for 1 in Saturday's game against the Rays, but what made news was what happened to the 24-year-old before he got the base-knock. He was stung by a bee while drinking Gatorade in the dugout. "Other than Fernandez getting stung in the mouth, everything went really good," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We had to pull the stinger out of the inside of his mouth. The trainers did it with tweezers. ... It got us off on the right foot. A rally sting."
    Analysis: Fernandez is expected to be fine after getting stung, but his chances of making the 25-man roster are not as bright. With Joe Mauer and Drew Butera already locked in behind the plate in Minnesota, Fernandez is likely headed for another year on the farm. He batted .241 with four home runs and 33 RBI in 88 games in the minors last season and should continue to be ignored in all Fantasy formats on Draft Day.
  • Twins trim back spring roster

    News: The following Twins were reassigned to minor league camp: Left-handed pitcher Jose Lugo, catchers Jair Fernandez and Danny Rams, infielder Steve Singleton and outifielder Rene Tosoni.
    Analysis: These players figure to spend the 2010 season in the minors and are not long-term keeper options at this point. Ignore them on Draft Day.
  • Twins announce spring invites

    News: The Minnesota Twins have announced the following spring training invitees: outfielders Ben Revere, Rene Tosoni and Juan Portes; infielders Chris Parmelee, Brock Peterson, Steve Singleton and Brian Dinkelman; catchers Jair Fernandez, Danny Lehmann and Danny Rams; and pitchers Kyle Waldrop, Anthony Slama, Mike Maroth and Jose Lugo.
    Analysis: Revere, Parmelee, Waldrop, Tosoni and Slama are the best prospects of this group, but they are merely minor league stashees. We fully expect all of these players to not make the team and open the year in the minors.
  • M's trade Jair Fernandez Saturday

    News: The Seattle Mariners essentially set their opening day roster on Saturday, and it will include spring star Mike Morse and speedy Charlton Jimerson as the last two position players to make the team. The Mariners' roster became clear after they traded minor league catcher Jair Fernandez to Minnesota on Saturday in exchange for the Twins rejecting Seattle's offer to return Rule 5 draftee R.A. Dickey.
    Analysis: Fernandez isn't expected to do much this season, so consider his Fantasy value minimal for now.
  • Mariners make slew of spring cuts

    News: The Mariners optioned RHP Joe Woerman, 2B Yung Chi Chen and 1B Bryan LaHair to Triple-A Tacoma. Also, they reassigned RHP Phillippe Aumont, RHP Brodie Downs, RHP Stephen Kahn, LHP Robert Rohrbaugh, C Jair Fernandez, C Adam Moore, C Brant Ust, OF Bronson Sardinha and IF Mark Kiger to minor league camp.
    Analysis: Aumont is a top pitching prospect, but he could be years from making a Fantasy impact at this point. Ignore all of these guys in all leagues on Draft Day, especially because they don't project to make an impact in Fantasy this season.