Lesley Tedeschi

I've been a fan of sports all my life. Football is always the most exciting time of year, and I am a lifelong Broncos fan. Playing fantasy sports over the last decade has broadened my knowledge to not just my home teams and players, but all teams throughout the league. At the start of any fantasy season, my one goal is total domination!

Jason Heyward Returns to Action Saturday

Lesley Tedeschi May 19th 2:21 PM EDT.

After spending the last two weeks away from the field, Jason Heyward is scheduled to be back in action on Saturday. The outfielder has been dealing with a sore knuckle on his right hand, and is finally feeling better.

The Chicago Cubs are taking on the NL central leaders, the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs have a decision to make about whether or not to send Ian Happ back down to the minors in order to make room for Heyward. Heyward had a positive outing during his rehab game on Thursday night, so the chances that the Cubs put Happ back down to the minors is likely.

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Closer Mark Melancon Back From DL

Lesley Tedeschi May 17th 6:07 PM EDT.

After being on the disabled list since May 9th, closer Mark Melancon is finally off of the disabled list. The San Francisco Giants activated the closer on Wednesday after he had been sidelined with a pronator strain near his right elbow.

Melancon threw a bullpen session recently and felt great afterwards, so his return to the mound happened a few days earlier than expected. The original date of Friday was pushed forward after Melancon insisted that he was ready to get back out there and that he feels great all around.

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Troy Tulowitzki Expected Back Wednesday

Lesley Tedeschi May 15th 6:32 PM EDT.

The Toronto Blue Jays are hoping to have shortstop Troy Tulowitzki back in time for Wednesday's series opener against the Atlanta Braves.

Tulowitzki has been out for over three weeks dealing with a hamstring injury. The strained right hamstring was tested in a simulated game on Sunday and all signs seem to be pointed towards Tulo's return.

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Aroldis Chapman Placed on DL

Lesley Tedeschi May 15th 12:13 PM EDT.

Closer Aroldis Chapman was placed on the 10 day disabled list retroactive to Saturday. Chapman is dealing with inflammation in his left shoulder rotator cuff. The New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman said to expect to see Chapman sidelined with the next four weeks.

Chapman had an MRI on Saturday morning that luckily revealed there is no structural damage to his shoulder. The Yankees will take things slowly to give their reliever time to recover.

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Jeurys Familia Possible Surgery

Lesley Tedeschi May 11th 3:09 PM EDT.

The New York Mets are once again being tested in their pitching department. Closer Jeurys Familia was diagnosed with an arterial clot in his right shoulder and will travel to St.Louis to be further evaluated.

Familia has already missed time this season after starting off serving a 15 game suspension. He had violated the MLB's domestic violence policy that stemmed from an issue from the previous October with his wife. The Mets are struggling to keep their pitching staff healthy and this is another hit for them.

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Addison Russell Scratched

Lesley Tedeschi May 10th 5:25 PM EDT.

The Chicago Cubs had a last minute scratch for Wednesday afternoon's game against the Rockies, Addison Russell. Russell is experiencing right shoulder soreness and the decision was made to let him rest.

Russell was slated to play at shortstop and bat sixth in the lineup. The Cubs made some infield adjustments to fill in the empty position. Over the course of Russell's three season's with the Cubs he has never been on the disabled list. It is an impressive stat to never have been on the disabled list, and the Cubs would like to keep that trend moving forward.

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Brandin Cooks Easily Adjusts to Being a Patriot

Lesley Tedeschi May 9th 4:45 PM EDT.

Wide receiver Brandin Cooks is adjusting nicely to becoming a New England Patriot. Some players have a rough time when they move to a new team, but Cooks has been embracing all the Patriots have to offer.

Cooks has been lucky enough to work with future Hall Of Fame quarterback Drew Brees, and now with Tom Brady. Brady might be considered a slight upgrade from Drew Brees depending on who you ask. Regardless of quarterback rankings, Cooks is the player who gets to reap all the benefits.

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Miguel Sano 1 Game Suspension

Lesley Tedeschi May 9th 4:21 PM EDT.

After losing his appeal, Miguel Sano will serve a one game suspension for what the league is calling "aggressive actions."

The Minnesota Twins third baseman found himself in trouble after he was yelling and pointing his bat at opponent pitcher Matthew Boyd. Sano was upset when Boyd threw behind him, and that's how this situation happened. Catcher James McCann jumped right up and got in Sano's face to try and stop him from doing anything further so he didn't get ejected from the game. It was a very tense couple of minutes and the league later fined Boyd for an intentional pitch thrown at Sano.

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Matt Harvey Likely to Start Friday

Lesley Tedeschi May 8th 6:25 PM EDT.

The New York Mets' will most likely have pitcher Matt Harvey back in the rotation on Friday night. Harvey is serving a three game suspension at the moment after not showing up for a game last weekend.

Harvey is serving his suspension without pay, which is costing him around $84,000. The Mets' were tight lipped on the exact reason why Harvey was suspended, but they wanted to keep to their policy of player conduct. The punishment that was handed out to Harvey would be handed out to anyone in the Mets' ball club.

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Brett Anderson Placed on DL

Lesley Tedeschi May 8th 5:34 PM EDT.

Brett Anderson was placed on the disabled list with a lower back strain.

The Chicago Cubs made the announcement on Sunday a day after Anderson was hit hard by the New York Yankees. Anderson was only able to get one batter out from the Yankees' lineup, and he gave up five runs. It has been a rocky start for Anderson over his last two starts and the Cubs had no choice but to do something about it.

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