Today’s Top Fantasy Sports Headlines February 11, 2013

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Nike's Knight changes his stance, backs Paterno

Nike’s Knight changes his stance, backs Paterno

Strasburg has 'normal' offseason

Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg met with reporters Monday and said he is “100 percent over” the abrupt end to last season after management shut him down after reaching 159 1/3 innings pitched. Strasburg said he probably had his first “normal” offseason since undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2010. Strasburg isn’t expected to have an ...

Morton 'ahead of schedule' reports Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton said Monday he is “ahead of schedule” in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Morton said he has thrown four bullpen sessions off a mound and hopes to throw live batting practice before spring training ends.

Okajima gets minors deal from A's

Oakland signed relief pitcher Hideki Okajima to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training, reports Monday. Okajima was out of the majors last year as he pitched in Japan. He posted a 0.94 ERA over 56 appearances spanning 47 2/3 innings with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japan Pacific League.

Carpenter ahead of schedule at 2B

Cardinals utility man Matt Carpenter continues to work towards competing for the second base job and coach Jose Oquendo says he’s slightly ahead of the schedule Skip Schumaker was on back in 2009 when he converted from the outfield to 2B, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “It isn’t that big of a surprise,” Oquendo said. ...

Will Dwayne Bowe’s baggage scare teams away?

Free agent Dwayne Bowe is likely to leave the Kansas City Chiefs this year. Will his off-field reputation hurt his ability to get a big contract?

Choice won't be limited

The San Francisco Chronicle reports A’s prospect Michael Choice has no restrictions this spring after missing half of last season with a fractured hand.

Wakeup Call: The No. 1 debate rages on

Wakeup Call: The No. 1 debate rages on

Veras considered 'initial closer'

The Houston Chronicle reports Astros general manager Jeff Lunhow said the team could take a closer-by-committee approach until the season takes shape, but Jose Veras remains penciled in as the initial closer.