Nolan Arenado (finger) is set to make his long-awaited return to the Rockies on Thursday. Meanwhile, those scrambling to replace the likes of Evan Gattis (back) and Carlos Ruiz (concussion) should give some consideration to the Orioles' Caleb Joseph.
The slow torture of high pitch counts is making the great game of baseball about as fun as watching grass grow. Even the command savvy Masahiro Tanaka lasted only six innings against the ultra-patient A's.
Is chasing saves on the waiver wire a fool's game? Sadly, Jeff Erickson is just that fool in the NFBC this year, and this week he chased after the Diamondbacks' possible saves if Addison Reed's tired arm persists.
With a group of young stars and surprising acquisitions, the Rays are betting big for 2014. With David Price leading the rotation and sluggers Evan Longoria and Wil Myers on offense, is this the year Joe Maddon's bunch can break through?