Fantasy Baseball News

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The Washington Nationals are expected to sign Francisco Rodriguez, according to Jon Heyman of FanRagSports. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rodriguez, who was released by the Tigers after a truly dreadful season, couldn't land in a much better spot. The Nationals have been searching for reliable relievers all season, and, although K-Rod is far from that, he does bring the "closer experience" that Dusty Baker probably craves. It's unclear what role Rodriguez will step into if he does sign with the Nationals, but he's not a bad add if you're speculating for saves.


Zack Wheeler completed a successful 72-pitch bullpen session on Sunday, and is expected to start Friday against the Phillies, according to the New York Daily News. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: Wheeler had been pitching well this season until his last two starts, during which he allowed 15 earned runs in just 3 2/3 innings pitched. While owners will want to be careful as it's his first time back on the mound, it's difficult to keep Wheeler on your bench in a matchup against the Phillies at Citi Field.


The Marlins are reportedly going to trade Adeiny Hechavarria, and the expectation is that he could be traded within the next 24 to 48 hours, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald. The Tampa Bay Rays and San Diego Padres are rumored to be interested, with the Rays being considered the frontrunners, according to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro. (Source: Clark Spencer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hechavarria is a slick-fielding shortstop who has not shown much at the plate in his four full seasons in the league. His career batting average is .255, and he has just 15 home runs and 26 stolen bases. It is always possible that his bat heats up in a new location, but he should not be considered a viable fantasy option regardless of where he ends up.