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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Second Base

Alex Verdugo Has Stress Fracture In Back

Boston Red Sox outfielder Alex Verdugo (back) is dealing with a stress fracture in his lower back and is now doubtful to be ready for Opening Day, according to manager Ron Roenicke. The team knew about Verdugo's injury before trading for him earlier this week. The youngster also missed the last two months of 2019... Read More

2 days ago

Mike Clevinger To Undergo Surgery On Knee

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Mike Clevinger (knee) will undergo surgery on Friday after he suffered a partial tear of the medial meniscus in his left knee while working out at spring training this week. Clevinger has been on crutches, and a timetable for his return will be established after the surgery. The 29-year-old right-hander made... Read More

3 days ago

Mitch Haniger Has Another Core Surgery

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger (hernia) underwent his second core surgery in three weeks on Thursday. There remains no timetable for Haniger's return, but his 2020 season will be significantly delayed. The 2018 breakout star was plagued by injuries last season and played in only 63 games as a result, and now it looks like... Read More

4 days ago

NFL Reinstates Myles Garrett

The NFL has informed Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett that he will be reinstated for the 2020 season. Garrett met with the league in New York on Monday and had to wait just two days to receive notice that his indefinite suspension is over. The star defender wound up missing six games after his... Read More

5 days ago

Philip Rivers and the Chargers Officially Part Ways

The Los Angeles Chargers announced that longtime quarterback Philip Rivers will enter free agency. This rumor had been floating around for a while, but now it is official. Rivers started every Chargers game since 2006, and the 38-year-old has reportedly already received interest from Tampa Bay and Indianapolis. For now, the Chargers have Tyrod Taylor... Read More

1 week ago

Joc Pederson, Ross Stripling Trade Called Off

While the Los Angeles Dodgers re-agreed to the Mookie Betts and David Price trade, they changed their mind on their deal with the Los Angeles Angels. Contrary to previous reports, outfielder Joc Pederson and pitcher Ross Stripling are not headed to their in-state rivals, and will instead stick with the Dodgers for the time being.... Read More

1 week ago

Alex Verdugo, Jeter Downs Traded To The Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox acquired outfielder Alex Verdugo, shortstop prospect Jeter Downs, and catching prospect Connor Wong from the Los Angeles Dodgers for outfielder Mookie Betts and starter David Price. Verdugo will slide into an everyday role in the Red Sox outfield. The 23-year-old left-hander slashed .294/.342/.475 last season with 12 homers and 44 RBI... Read More

1 week ago

Brusdar Graterol Headed To The Dodgers

The Los Angeles Dodgers are acquiring pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol from the Minnesota Twins for starter Kenta Maeda, $10 million, and a low-level minor-league player. The Boston Red Sox were initially supposed to acquire Graterol, but they rebuffed after looking at his medicals. The 21-year-old will instead join the Dodgers, and fill a vital role... Read More

1 week ago

Kenta Maeda Traded To Twins Again

The Minnesota Twins will acquire starting pitcher Kenta Maeda from the Los Angeles Dodgers for pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol. After the initial three-team trade fell through a few days ago, the Dodgers and Twins managed to agree on a separate deal. Maeda, who produced a 10-8 record, 4.04 ERA, and 1.07 WHIP in 2019, will... Read More

1 week ago

Dodgers Re-Agree To Acquire Mookie Betts and David Price

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed upon a trade that will see them acquire outfielder Mookie Betts and starting pitcher David Price from the Boston Red Sox. According to Jeff Passan, outfielder Alex Verdugo and shortstop prospect Jeter Downs are heading back to the Red Sox. Betts is an annual MVP candidate, and he joins... Read More

1 week ago

Isaiah Thomas Gets Waived by Clippers

Los Angeles Clippers guard Isaiah Thomas will be waived by the organization shortly after he was acquired in a three-team trade. The Clippers have Patrick Beverley, Landry Shamet, and Lou Williams, so it appears Thomas would've been lost in the shuffle. Thomas will likely sign with a contending team. Fantasy owners should keep their eyes... Read More

2 weeks ago

Marcus Morris Gets Dealt to Clippers

New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris has been traded to the Los Angeles Clippers as part of a three-team trade. The Clippers will send forward Maurice Harkless and a 2020 first-round pick to New York. Guard Jerome Robinson goes to the Washington Wizards in exchange for veteran guard Isaiah Thomas who goes to LA. The... Read More

2 weeks ago

Andre Drummond Acquired by Cavaliers

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond has been traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for guard Brandon Knight, center John Henson, and a second-round pick. It's a quite shocking move by the Cavs who aren't in the playoff race and aren't expected to be competitive the rest of the way. Drummond is able to opt... Read More

2 weeks ago

D'Angelo Russell Sent to 'Wolves in Massive Trade

Golden State Warriors guard D'Angelo Russell has been traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Andrew Wiggins. The Warriors are also sending guard Jacob Evans and forward Omari Spellman to Minnesota. It seemed likely that the Wolves would make a move for a point guard after trading Jeff Teague, but trading for Russell is... Read More

2 weeks ago

James Paxton Out 3-4 Months

New York Yankees starting pitcher James Paxton (back) underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy with the removal of a peridiscal cyst on Wednesday and will be out roughly three to four months. It's a severe blow to New York's rotation and Paxton's fantasy value in 2020. The Bombers rotation consists of Gerrit Cole, Luis Severino, Masahiro... Read More

2 weeks ago

Red Sox Getting Alex Verdugo, Brusdar Graterol

The Boston Red Sox are acquiring outfielder Alex Verdugo and pitching prospect Brusdar Graterol in exchange for outfielder Mookie Betts and starting pitcher David Price in a three-team blockbuster trade involving the Dodgers and Twins, according to sources. With Betts now out of Beantown, Verdugo will join Jackie Bradley Jr. and Andrew Benintendi in the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Twins Set To Acquire Kenta Maeda In Blockbuster Trade

The Minnesota Twins will acquire starting pitcher Kenta Maeda from the Los Angeles Dodgers in a blockbuster three-team deal that also involves outfielder Mookie Betts and starting pitcher David Price going from the Red Sox to the Dodgers, according to sources. With Price joining the Dodgers rotation, Maeda is being shipped out. The Japanese right-hander... Read More

2 weeks ago

Joc Pederson Heading To Angels In Trade

The Los Angeles Angels will acquire outfielder Joc Pederson from the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for infielder Luis Rengifo, according to sources. With the Dodgers reportedly acquiring Mookie Betts and David Price on Tuesday night, Pederson and Alex Verdugo (heading to Boston) were expendable. Pederson hit .249/.339/.538 with a career-high 36 home runs and... Read More

2 weeks ago

Dodgers Agree To Acquire Mookie Betts, David Price

The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a deal with the Boston Red Sox that would send All-Star outfielder Mookie Betts and starting pitcher David Price to the Dodgers, according to sources familiar with the deal. The deal is pending medical reviews and could involve a third team. Significant money will be going the way... Read More

2 weeks ago

Luis Urias Expected To Miss 6-8 Weeks

Milwaukee Brewers shortstop Luis Urias (leg) underwent surgery to fix a fractured left hamate bone and is expected to miss six to eight weeks. The Brewers acquired Urias from the Padres in the deal that sent Trent Grisham to San Diego, and Milwaukee had plans for Urias to take the shortstop duties from Orlando Arcia... Read More

3 weeks ago

Brewers Sign Shelby Miller To Minor League Contract

The Milwaukee Brewers signed right-handed pitcher Shelby Miller to a minor league contract with an invite to join the major league club for spring training. Miller is a former first-round pick in 2009 and was voted into the All-Star game in 2015. He is 38-56 with a 4.11 ERA in 150 games in his eight-year... Read More

3 weeks ago

Diamondbacks Acquiring Starling Marte

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to acquire outfielder Starling Marte from the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, according to sources. It's unknown which players the Pirates are receiving in return, so stay tuned for more details on the swap. The rebuilding Bucs have been in the market to trade Marte all offseason, and they have finally... Read More

3 weeks ago

Reds Agree With Nicholas Castellanos

The Cincinnati Reds agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal with outfielder Nicholas Castellanos on Monday, according to sources. The opt-out clause in the contract will be after the first season. This is a great landing spot for Castellanos from a fantasy perspective at hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark. The 27-year-old (28 in March) hit .289/.337/.525... Read More

3 weeks ago

Mitch Haniger Has Setback, Will Have Surgery

Seattle Mariners outfielder Mitch Haniger had a setback and will have core surgery. As a result, he will likely miss most of spring training and start the season late. The injury stems from a surgery to fix a ruptured testicle last season, and a hernia or a core injury were possibilities if Haniger pushed his... Read More

4 weeks ago

Eli Manning To Announce Retirement Friday

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning will hold a news conference on Friday to announce his retirement, according to sources. The writing has been on the wall for Manning after the Giants replaced him with rookie Daniel Jones during the 2019 season. The 39-year-old former first overall pick played in just four games for the... Read More

4 weeks ago

Alex Gordon Back With the Royals in 2020

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a one-year contract with outfielder Alex Gordon, worth $4 million. Gordon was a free agent but must not have received too many enticing offers this offseason despite a good-enough .266/.345/.396 line to go with Gold Glove defense in left field. He'll turn 36 next month and will... Read More

4 weeks ago

Braves Agree With Marcell Ozuna

The Atlanta Braves and outfielder Marcell Ozuna agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the deal. Ozuna will hit in the middle of Atlanta's order and help replace the power production of third baseman Josh Donaldson, who signed with the Twins. Ozuna, 29, slashed .241/.328/.472 with 29 home... Read More

4 weeks ago

Tevin Coleman Carted Off With Shoulder Injury

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman (shoulder) was forced from the Conference Championship game with an injury in the second quarter, and is questionable to return. After being tackled on the play, it initially looked like Coleman sustained an elbow or arm injury, but it is now being called a shoulder injury. He remained... Read More

4 weeks ago

Nicklas Backstrom Signs Contract Extension With Caps

Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom inked a new $46 million contract extension to remain in D.C. for the next five seasons on Tuesday. The 32-year-old, who was set to become an unrestricted free-agent this upcoming summer, is the all-time franchise leader in assists and is the midst of another highly productive 13th season with the... Read More

1 month ago

Zack Kassian Handed Two-Game Suspension

Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian has been suspended for his team's next two contests following an altercation with winger Matthew Tkachuk in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Calgary Flames. After taking a few big hits from Tkachuk throughout the night, Kassian retaliated in the second period and ended up getting served 14 minutes in penalties.... Read More

1 month ago

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