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Wilmer Flores NYM 3B
Mets' Wilmer Flores: Will see at-bats versus righties44m ago
Flores, who is set to platoon with Adrian Gonzalez at first base, could see playing time against right-handed pitchers as well, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. "Wilmer deserves to play, and not just against lefties," manager Mickey Callaway said Thursday.
Gonzalez's continued struggles throughout spring could leave Flores taking the big side of the Mets' first base platoon. Flores has raked this spring with a .333/.392/.600 slash line in 45 at-bats while Gonzalez has been mired in a 9-for-47 slump. The 26-year-old Flores has always been billed as a player who dominates left-handed pitching, but he showed marked improvement last season against righties with a .262/.459/.765 slash line to go with 11 of his 18 home runs. He's already locked in to face lefties, but now it seems Flores will see playing time against righties as well.
Seth Lugo NYM SP
Mets' Seth Lugo: Garnering rotation consideration1h ago
Lugo is a candidate for a rotation spot, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports. "He could (start). He can go five innings or 75-85 pitches in five days and be an option if we want to go that route," manager Mickey Callaway said Thursday.
Callaway's comments come on the heels of an impressive outing from Lugo that coincided with Zack Wheeler's shaky showing against the Nationals in a Grapefruit League game. Wheeler got the start but gave up seven hits and three earned runs over 2.0 innings. Lugo relieved him and delivered 3.0 scoreless innings to go with four strikeouts. Considering Wheeler's inconsistency continues to be an issue this close to Opening Day, it makes sense that the Mets would at least reevaluate its fifth spot in the rotation, and Lugo would be a logical fill-in if Callaway ultimately opts to go that route. Look for more clarity on this situation in the coming days as the Mets gear up for Opening Day against the Cardinals. Of course, this all could change if Jason Vargas (hand) is ready for his first turn in the rotation.
Michael Conforto NYM LF
Mets' Michael Conforto: Serving as DH in Grapefruit League game Friday2h ago
Conforto (shoulder) will serve as the Mets' designated hitter in Friday's Grapefruit League game,Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
This is a significant turnaround after reports Wednesday said that Conforto would be held out of Grapefruit League action for the rest of spring training. While he won't be tasked with any fielding duty, Conforto will get some at-bats as the DH to test his shoulder. It's still likely that Conforto misses the start of the season, but his continued progress could change things if they continue on this path.
Tanner Roark WAS SP
Nationals' Tanner Roark: To make one more tune-up start2h ago
Roark will remain at the Nationals' spring training facility to make one more start before joining the team on Opening Day, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports.
Roark's rough spring continued Thursday with a mess of an outing against the Mets in which he gave up nine earned runs against the Mets. He's now given up 12 earned runs over his last two outings, a span of 12.0 innings. Roark's spot in the rotation is still safe, but he'll stick in Florida to make another tune-up start before the season gets underway.
Wade Miley MIL SP
Brewers' Wade Miley: Sticking with Brewers, opt-out date pushed back2h ago
Miley (groin) will remain with the Brewers organization while rehabbing his injury over the next 2-to-4 weeks, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
The veteran is on a minor-league deal that has major league incentives if he ultimately makes the 25-man roster. Because Miley is injured, his opt-out date has been pushed back until he can resume pitching. Look for the Brewers to start the season with either Brent Suter or Brandon Woodruff as their No.5 starter with Miley on the shelf until at least mid-April.
Steven Souza ARI RF
Diamondbacks' Steven Souza: Likely starting year on disabled list3h ago
Souza has been diagnosed with a right pectoral strain and manager Torey Lovullo said that he will likely start the season on the disabled list.
This is disappointing news with Opening Day right around the corner as the Diamondbacks will likely start the year without one of their biggest offseason additions. Souza left Wednesday's Cactus League game with an upper-body injury that was initially believed to be shoulder-related, but it has since been determined that he's dealing with a pectoral injury. Once the Diamondbacks make a final decision on whether or not to place Souza on the DL, a firmer timetable should come into focus. Look for Jarrod Dyson and Yasmany Tomas to see the bulk of the starts in left field should Souza miss time to start the year.
Ramik Wilson KC ILB
Rams' Ramik Wilson: Heading to LA2h ago
Wilson signed a one-year contract with the Rams on Thursday, Myles Simmons of the Rams' official site reports.
A 2015 fifth-round selection by the Chiefs, Wilson has recorded 112 tackles, one interception, three passes defensed, and a forced fumble in 30 career games. Wilson was set to become a restricted free agent at the start of the new league year, but the Chiefs declined to place a tender on the linebacker, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Kevin Pamphile TB T
Titans' Kevin Pamphile: Joining Titans2h ago
Pamphile will sign a one-year deal with the Titans, Jenna Laine of ESPN.com reports.
Pamphile was a versatile lineman for the Buccaneers the past four seasons, logging 33 starts at guard and tackle, with capabilities of playing all five positions. He will have an opportunity to compete for a starting position or at least a temporary starter if Jack Conklin (knee) is not ready for the beginning of the regular season.
C.J. Smith CLE CB
Browns' C.J. Smith: Trade rescinded2h ago
Smith will remain in Cleveland after the agreed-upon trade with the Seahawks was rescinded, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.
The teams agreed to the deal three days ago but the trade fell apart after Smith reportedly failed his physical. He will return to the Browns, where he logged one tackle in three games last season.
Terrelle Pryor WAS WR
Terrelle Pryor: Nearing deal with Jets3h ago
Pryor (ankle) is closing in on a deal with the Jets, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Pryor was reportedly going to sign with either the Seahawks or the Jets, with the latter ending up as his final destination. The former college quarterback signed a one-year, $6 million contract with the Redskins last offseason following a breakthrough 1000-plus yard receiving season with the Browns in 2016, but Pryor struggled. He struggled with an ankle injury and was eventually placed on injured reserve after nine games, posting only 20 catches for 240 yards and a single touchdown. The Jets will be hoping that 28-year-old can return to form and boost a New York pass offense that ranked 24th in the league in 2017.
Breno Giacomini HOU T
Raiders' Breno Giacomini: Signed by Raiders3h ago
Giacomini signed with the Raiders on Thursday, the Raiders' official site announced.
Giacomini is set to join his fifth different team in his 11-year career, after logging previous stints with the Packers, Seahawks, Jets and Texans. Last season the veteran started all 16 games at right tackle for the Texans but allowed nine sacks, eight hits and 64 hurries according to Pro Football Focus.
Marcus Smith SEA LB
Seahawks' Marcus Smith: Inks one year deal3h ago
Smith re-signed to a one-year deal with the Seahawks on Thursday, Michael-Shawn Dugar of SeattlePi.com reports.
After spending his first three seasons in Philadelphia, Smith signed with the Seahawks last season and went on to record 15 tackles (nine solo), 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and a pass defensed in 14 games. Given the departure of Michael Bennett and the uncertainty surrounding Cliff Avril (neck), Smith could be in line for a major increase in reps next season.
Luc Mbah a Moute HOU SF
Rockets' Luc Mbah a Moute: Will miss a game or two29m ago
According to head coach Mike D'Antoni, Mbah a Moute will miss a game or two after injuring his knee in Thursday's win over the Pistons, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.
The original report was that Mbah a Moute was dealing with some knee soreness, although that injury designation could change in the coming days. The Rockets have a back-to-back set this weekend starting on Saturday, so it wouldn't be surprising if the veteran gets the weekend off to rest. Look for more updates to come closer to Saturday's showdown with Pelicans. If he does miss extended time, expect Joe Johnson and Gerald Green to see additional minutes.
Dwayne Bacon CHA SF
Hornets' Dwayne Bacon: Plays 31 minutes off bench Thursday1h ago
Bacon registered 15 points (6-14 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), five assists, three rebounds and two steals across 31 minutes in Thursday's 140-79 win over the Grizzlies.
Bacon has now gotten 20-plus minutes in each of the last three games, but this is the first of those three where he has put up solid scoring numbers. Game flow may have a lot to do with the 31 minutes off the bench, but Bacon is becoming a go-to option for the Hornets off their bench.
Malachi Richardson TOR SG
Raptors' Malachi Richardson: Out Thursday with wrist injury1h ago
Richardson is out for Thursday's contest against the Agua Caliente Clippers due to a wrist injury.
Richardson will be sidelined for the second to last game of the regular season -- the 905's last game coming Saturday against the Maine Red Claws. The team will have to rely on their other guards Thursday to replace Richardson's 8.8 points in 23.6 minutes per game.
Jeremy Lamb CHA SG
Hornets' Jeremy Lamb: Posts all-round line Thursday1h ago
Lamb recorded 12 points (4-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), nine rebounds, six assists and one steal across 26 minutes in Thursday's 140-79 win over the Grizzlies.
Lamb has averaged eight rebounds over his last three contests to go along with 14.3 points per game. With Lamb more active on the boards, his value goes up, but his scoring will be limited as one of the lower priority options in the starting lineup, behind Kemba Walker and Dwight Howard and others.
Willy Hernangomez CHA C
Hornets' Willy Hernangomez: Double-doubles Thursday1h ago
Hernangomez collected 10 points (5-11 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 0-1 FT), 12 rebounds, two assists and two blocks across 19 minutes in Thursday's 140-79 victory over the Grizzlies.
Hernangomez started in place of Dwight Howard (suspension), and made the most of his minutes, posting a double-double for the second time this season. It's a little surprising that he only got 19 minutes even with Howard out, which indicates that when Howard comes back, his run will be limited and his opportunities to showcase his double-double potential will be capped also.
Kemba Walker CHA PG
Hornets' Kemba Walker: Hits franchise-record 10 threes Thursday2h ago
Walker exploded for 46 points (13-18 FG, 10-14 3Pt, 10-10 FT), four assists, three rebounds and one steal across 28 minutes in Thursday's 140-79 victory over the Grizzlies.
Walker went off Thursday night, hitting a franchise-record 10 three-point shots, not to mention that he was also perfect from the charity stripe. He looked phenomenal controlling the ball for the Hornets Thursday and showcased his ability to score at any point from anywhere, as he put this game out of reach early en route to the team scoring 140 points.
Alex Lyon PHI G
Flyers' Alex Lyon: Stops 33 in 4-3 win1h ago
Lyon made 33 saves in Thursday's 4-3 win over the Rangers.
Lyon and fellow rookie Alexander Georgiev each faced 36 shots, but Lyon managed to get to one more puck than his Russian counterpart. While New York scored one goal in each frame, this was still a stronger goaltending performance than Philadelphia had been getting out of Petr Mrazek recently. With a playoff berth hanging in the balance, don't be surprised to see Lyon a lot down the stretch if Mrazek can't get it together soon.
Jakub Vrana WAS RW
Capitals' Jakub Vrana: Stays hot with helper Thursday1h ago
Vrana recorded an assist during Thursday's 1-0 win over the Red Wings.
Vrana continues his hot streak with his second goal and sixth point over his last five games. Remarkably, the 23-year-old has been able to sustain a high level of play while skating on the third line with Brett Connolly and rookie center Travis Boyd, so this could be a sign that he's finding his sea legs in the late stages of a rookie season that has yielded 13 goals and 27 points in 67 games. Keep your eyes peeled for the slick winger in the middle to late stages of 2018-19 fantasy drafts.
Brett Connolly WAS LW
Capitals' Brett Connolly: Pots game-winning goal Thursday1h ago
Connolly netted the game-winning goal and two shots during Thursday's 1-0 win over the Red Wings.
Connolly buried a breakaway chance midway through the second period to give him back-to-back 15 goal seasons with the Capitals. The sixth-overall selection from the 2010 NHL Entry Draft has been a valuable depth scorer throughout his tenure in Washington, but with just 25 points in 63 games, his fantasy value remains limited to deeper formats.
Derek Stepan ARI C
Coyotes' Derek Stepan: Producing at dizzying pace1h ago
Stepan dished for two scores in Thursday's 6-5 road loss to the Hurricanes.
This marks the third straight game of Stepan scribbling two points in the box score. He's developed chemistry with rookie linemate Clayton Keller on the top line to give him 50-plus points for the fifth straight season, with the ex-Ranger now up to 13 goals and 38 helpers through 74 games.
Philipp Grubauer WAS G
Capitals' Philipp Grubauer: Blanks Red Wings with stunning effort Thursday1h ago
Grubauer stopped all 39 shots faced in Thursday's 1-0 win on the road against the Red Wings.
Grubauer has been the better net minder in the Caps crease since the calendar rolled over into 2018 and Thursday's win and will do nothing to diminish the brewing goaltender controversy in DC that took a turn when Braden Holtby (knee) was held out of the lineup with an injury. The cage belongs firmly to the 26-year-old German until Holtby returns, and even then the table may be set for him to take the reins come playoff time (if applicable).
Jimmy Howard DET G
Red Wings' Jimmy Howard: Stands tall in Thursday loss1h ago
Howard stopped 25 of 26 shots faced during Thursday's 1-0 loss to the Capitals.
Howard turned in a quality effort, but was unable to best the Capitals who officially eliminated Detroit from playoff contention with the regulation win. With the Red Wings struggling late in the season, the 33-year-old net minder depends on starter's volume for his value in standard formats, but fantasy owners are advised to utilize other options if available due to the inconsistency in Detroit these days.