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Rougned OdorTex - 2B
News: Odor agreed to a six-year, $49.5 million extension with the Rangers on Saturday, FanRag Sports' Jon Heyman reports. The deal includes an option for a seventh year. (Mar 25 8:17a)
Impact: Odor, who hit 33 home runs last year, was set to be arbitration eligible in 2018 and a free agent in 2021, but he will now be locked in until after the 2022 season. According to Heyman's report, Odor's camp had been focused on the six-year, $51 million deal Jason Kipnis agreed to with the Indians three years ago, and they came close to matching that number. Odor is one of the top fantasy second basemen, not only for single-season leagues, but for dynasty and keeper leagues as well. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:17a ET)
Overall Rank: 46 Position Rank: 5
% Started: 93.8 % Owned: 98.7
Max ScherzerWas - SP
News: Scherzer, who threw 73 pitches over 4.2 innings in his Grapefruit League debut Wednesday, threw with his normal grip and says the finger issue is completely behind him, MLB.com's Jamal Collier reports. (Mar 22 12:35p)
Impact: He gave up one run on five hits and one walk with four strikeouts in the outing, and aims to log two more exhibition starts. This puts him on track to start the third game of the season on March 6 against the Marlins. Stephen Strasburg and Tanner Roark line up to start the first two games of the season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 12:35p ET)
Overall Rank: 13 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 96.7 % Owned: 99.5
Corey SeagerLAD - SS
News: Seager (oblique) will serve as DH in Tuesday's minor league game but will not take the field, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports. (Mar 21 10:16a)
Impact: Seager was set to play three innings at shortstop to go along with his at-bats, but the Dodgers will continue to take it slow with him. If all goes well Tuesday, he is scheduled to play five innings on Thursday and could return to the field later in the week. The 22-year-old still has enough time to get ready for Opening Day, but it's looking like it will be a close call. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:16a ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 91.4 % Owned: 99.6
David PriceBos - SP
News: Price (elbow) may be out until May at the earliest, Evan Drellich of Comcast Sportsnet New England reports. (Mar 21 6:29a)
Impact: It's important to note that the Red Sox have not offered up a timetable for Price, but he will need to go through the process of getting fully stretched out before he's cleared to join the Boston rotation. Price is scheduled to be evaluated again by team doctors Tuesday. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:29a ET)
Overall Rank: 87 Position Rank: 21
% Started: 83.7 % Owned: 98.5
Jason KipnisCle - 2B
News: Kipnis will be sidelined for the next couple of weeks to heal a right shoulder strain. (Mar 12 10:20a)
Impact: The veteran second baseman had returned to Cactus League action as a designated hitter earlier in the week, but it seems that his shoulder refuses to comply with the added activity. The Indians opted for the cautious route with one of their stars, but this latest setback now makes it unlikely that Kipnis will be ready for Opening Day. If that's the case, Michael Martinez could serve as the team's primary option at the keystone to begin the season, unless the team decides to move utility man Jose Ramirez over to the position to open up third base for Giovanny Urshela. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:20a ET)
Overall Rank: 73 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 62.3 % Owned: 95.2
Max ScherzerWas - SP
News: Scherzer (finger) came out of his live batting practice Tuesday pleased, and said he does not feel any pain with his modified three-fingered fastball grip, MASN's Dan Kolko reports. (Mar 7 8:56a)
Impact: This was his first live batting practice of the spring. He is not sure what the next step will be, and is playing it day-by-day. It is important for him to get out and compete, but his prospective owners would obviously like to see him throwing all of his pitches comfortably with his normal grips. It still sounds like he is on track to be ready for his first turn in the rotation. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:56a ET)
Overall Rank: 13 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 96.7 % Owned: 99.5
Corey SeagerLAD - SS
News: Manager Dave Roberts said Tuesday that he is no longer sure Seager (back) will be able to return to game action Friday, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports. (Mar 7 8:41a)
Impact: Roberts backed off the projected return date of Friday from earlier in the week, but said he is still not concerned about Seager's status for Opening Day. This is obviously not an ideal situation, but it seems like the Dodgers are just using extreme caution with their star shortstop. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:41a ET)
Overall Rank: 16 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 91.4 % Owned: 99.6
David PriceBos - SP
News: Manager John Farrell says Price (elbow) will not need surgery, but will receive treatment for 7-10 days before being re-evaluated, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports. (Mar 3 1:36p)
Impact: It's likely the best possible news for the Red Sox regarding their ace. After an MRI came back inconclusive earlier this week, it was unclear what the future held for Price, who has been dealing with soreness since throwing a simulated game Tuesday. The 31-year-old will receive an injection and rest over the next week before being considered for a return to game action. At this point, it's safe to expect Price to be ready for Opening Day, but the situation should be monitored closely. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:36p ET)
Overall Rank: 87 Position Rank: 21
% Started: 83.7 % Owned: 98.5
David PriceBos - SP
News: Price had an MRI on his left elbow/forearm and will miss his next scheduled spring start, ESPN's Jim Bowden reports. (Mar 2 6:52a)
Impact: According to the report, manager John Farrell believes that the elbow soreness Price is experiencing this spring is greater than it has been in the past, so the team is taking every precaution. According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, Price had reported the soreness Tuesday following a simulated game, and the team decided to send him for an MRI on Wednesday. Although the official results haven't been disclosed yet, Price also plans to seek a second opinion to hopefully address the discomfort. It's a little early to fully press the panic button, but the Price situation is certainly worth monitoring leading up to drafts. Boston arguably has the pitching depth to recover from any missed time, but the potential loss of one of the AL's better southpaws would be difficult to recover from completely. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 6:52a ET)
Overall Rank: 87 Position Rank: 21
% Started: 83.7 % Owned: 98.5
Buster PoseySF - C
News: Posey was scratched from Wednesday's exhibition due to a stiff neck, but it is believed to be minor, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports. (Mar 1 3:54p)
Impact: It's still very early in the spring, so this should have no effect on Posey's availability for Opening Day. He could miss a few more spring games, however. Posey is on track to catch slightly fewer games this upcoming season after fatigue came into play for him down the stretch last year. While his at-bats may dip slightly, he could still improve on his 2016 numbers, which were his worst since his injury-shortened 2011 campaign. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 3:54p ET)
Overall Rank: 53 Position Rank: 1
% Started: 99.2 % Owned: 99.7
Todd FrazierCWS - 3B
News: Frazier did not participate in any drills Wednesday due to soreness in his left side, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. (Feb 22 11:37a)
Impact: Fraizer's initial thought is that it's an oblique strain, and he decided to approach things very cautiously given the extended length of spring training this season. Despite the setback, the White Sox seem to be fairly unconcerned about the issue. They predict that Frazier will be able to return to action in a day or two, so consider the third baseman day-to-day for the time being. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 11:37a ET)
Overall Rank: 91 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 77.6 % Owned: 96.0
Josh DonaldsonTor - 3B
News: Donaldson (calf) announced on Sunday that he expects to miss two or three weeks of spring training due to his recent calf strain, John Lott of The Athletic reports. (Feb 19 8:53a)
Impact: Donaldson tweaked his calf while running on Friday, but the general perception around camp was that the injury wasn't too serious. The Blue Jays will likely take a very cautious approach to the injury, and that could explain the two to three week timetable. It appears that Donaldson expects to be ready for Opening Day, but the situation is worth monitoring. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 8:53a ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 94.5 % Owned: 99.5
Josh DonaldsonTor - 3B
News: Donaldson was diagnosed with a strained right calf Saturday. (Feb 18 1:25p)
Impact: He felt a small tweak in his calf earlier Saturday, and although the Blue Jays were never really worried, he was sent for a precautionary MRI. He dealt with a similar injury at the beginning of last year and didn't miss any time due to it, and it seems the same will be true this time around. He'll be treated and evaluated daily, but he's expected to be ready to start the season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 1:25p ET)
Overall Rank: 9 Position Rank: 4
% Started: 94.5 % Owned: 99.5
Max ScherzerWas - SP
News: Scherzer (knuckle) would not commit to being ready for Opening Day, the Washington Post's Chelsea Janes reports. (Feb 16 9:57a)
Impact: The stress fracture in the knuckle of his right ring finger is healed, but he is still experiencing symptoms. Scherzer played catch Thursday and has already been throwing tennis and lacrosse balls this winter, but only moved up to throwing a baseball this week. Cautious owners may want to downgrade the Nationals' ace ever so slightly until we get a more positive report on his status for the start of the season. (Source: RotoWire / Time: 9:57a ET)
Overall Rank: 13 Position Rank: 2
% Started: 96.7 % Owned: 99.5
Todd FrazierCWS - 3B
News: Frazier recently underwent an MRI on a finger on his left hand and will undergo a follow-up MRI on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports. (Jan 25 10:04a)
Impact: Apparently, the finger issue popped up during the final days of the 2016 campaign and he aggravated the injury when he resumed offseason workouts. He is currently wearing a splint on the finger. The White Sox expect Frazier to resume hitting by mid-February and be a full-go by the time camp officially starts, but this will be something to monitor in the months ahead. Frazier reached 40 homers last season but his average fell to a career-low .225 (.236 BABIP). (Source: RotoWire / Time: 10:04a ET)
Overall Rank: 91 Position Rank: 10
% Started: 77.6 % Owned: 96.0
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