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Jason Grilli #39 of the Atlanta Braves. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

First Week Of The Season Always Means Change For Your MLB Fantasy Roster

Every year, it’s the same story: Fantasy baseball teams scramble in the first week to pick up that hot rookie or replace dud closer who has already gotten the hook from the manager.

04/11/2015

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30 Players: Despaigne Hopes To Build On Rookie Year For Padres

So when you look at the roster right now, there aren’t many young, inexperienced players who have a chance to make a big impact on the Padres in 2015. One name that does come to mind, however, is pitcher Odrisamer Despaigne.

04/11/2015

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 10: Yoenis Cespedes #52 celebrates with Nick Castellanos #9 of the Detroit Tigers after Castellanos hit a two-run home run during the fifth inning against the Cleveland Indians during the home opener at Progressive Field on April 10, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Tigers Stay Unbeaten, Wreck Indians’ Opener With 8-4 Win

Alfredo Simon took a shutout into the sixth in his debut for Detroit and Nick Castellanos hit a two-run homer as the Tigers won their fourth straight game to start the season.

97.1 The Ticket–04/10/2015

TORONTO, CANADA - AUGUST 8: Blaine Hardy #65 of the Detroit Tigers delivers a pitch in the sixth inning during MLB game action against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 8, 2014 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Bringing Up Blaine Hardy Easy Choice For Tigers

“I had my high hopes, knowing if I do my job I’ll make it back,” Hardy said. “I didn’t know I wasn’t even going to get to pitch in Toledo.”

CBS Detroit–04/10/2015

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 7: Kyle Lobstein #53 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Comerica Park on September 7, 2014, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Lobstein Comfortable Back In Detroit, Excited To Start On Sunday

Lobstein’s first start this season will be Sunday against the Cleveland Indians.

CBS Detroit–04/10/2015

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30 Players: Tomas’ Time Will Come Sooner Than Later For D-backs

The influx of Cuban players in MLB has been much discussed, and after the wild success Jose Abreu had with the White Sox in 2014, teams will continue to scout and give big money to defectors. Yasmany Tomas is a perfect example, as the D-backs gave him a six-year, $68.5 million contract as a 24-year-old this offseason.

04/10/2015

DETROIT, MI - APRIL 09: Shane Greene #61 of the Detroit Tigers throws a second inning pitch while playing the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park on April 9, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

After Waiting Out Rain Delay Of 3 1/2 Hours, Shane Greene Stellar In Debut For Tigers

“I tied my cleats four different times before I went out there,” Greene said.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - OCTOBER 03:  Joakim Soria #38 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch in the eighth inning against the Baltimore Orioles during Game Two of the American League Division Series at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on October 3, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Soria, Chamberlain Expect Smooth Transition Into Closer, Setup Roles

Brad Ausmus said Joakim Soria will take over the closer role for Nathan, and Chamberlain and Ian Krol could be used in the setup role.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2015

KISSIMMEE, FL - MARCH 12:  Angel Nesbitt #60 of the Detroit Tigers throws a pitch during the fourth inning of a spring training game against the Houston Astros at Osceola County Stadium on March 12, 2015 in Kissimmee, Florida.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

Tigers Relievers Excited To See What Nesbitt Can Do In Detroit

Last season, Nesbitt turned in an 0.79 ERA in 24 appearances for Single-A Lakeland and a 2.23 ERA in 24 appearances for Double-A Erie.

CBS Detroit–04/09/2015

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30 Players: Healthy Quad Means Returned Speed, Power For Astros’ Springer

Joining the 40-40 club (40 homers and 40 steals in a single season) has always been a rare feat, evidenced by the fact that it’s been accomplished just four times in baseball history. But if you were to make a list of baseball’s top candidates to even have a shot at reaching the milestone, Astros outfielder George Springer would be at or near the top.

04/09/2015

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