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Tyler Saladino CHW 2B
White Sox's Tyler Saladino: X-ray reveals bone bruise on wrist1h ago
Tyler Saladino is dealing with a bone bruise on his right wrist after he was hit by a pitch Monday, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.
Saladino left Monday's minor league contest after he was plunked on the wrist by a pitch, though an X-ray confirmed it was just a bone bruise. It's unclear how long the wrist injury will keep him sidelined, or whether it will affect his Opening Day status, so consider him day-to-day until the Chicago White Sox note otherwise.
Raisel Iglesias CIN RP
Reds' Raisel Iglesias: Optimistic about being ready for regular season1h ago
Raisel Iglesias (elbow) said Monday that he thinks he has a good chance of being ready to go for Opening Day, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
Iglesias suffered a bone bruise on his right elbow back on March 14th and has not seen action in a game since. However, the 27-year-old is slated to throw a bullpen session on Tuesday and pitch in a minor league exhibition game prior to Opening Day. If all goes well with the next steps in his recovery, Iglesias could be on the mend of making a return.
Michael Bourn BAL CF
Michael Bourn: Granted release from Orioles1h ago
Michael Bourn was granted his release from the Orioles on Monday after he opted out of his minor league contract, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
This isn't too much of a surprise, as Bourn broke his finger early in spring training and hasn't seen any game action since. The 34-year-old's timetable was recently pushed back to late-April, so he decided to utilize his opt-out close as the Orioles were unlikely to carry him on its 40-man roster. There was a chance he would stay in the organization while rehabbing to see if there was an opportunity for him when he was healthy, but he ultimately decided to look elsewhere while he continues to recover.
Chris Johnson BAL 3B
Chris Johnson: Cut loose by Orioles1h ago
Chris Johnson was released by the Orioles on Monday, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Johnson was 18-for-67 with three homers and a 2:17 BB:K (.269/.310/.493) before being released by the Orioles. He played in 113 games with the Marlins last season, slashing .222/.281/.329 with five homers and 24 RBI. The 32-year-old will try to catch on as a reserve infielder somewhere else.
Robbie Grossman MIN LF
Twins' Robbie Grossman: Will play in minors game Tuesday2h ago
Robbie Grossman (groin) will take 5-6 at-bats and play a few innings in the field during a minor league game Tuesday, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reports.
Grossman took part in full baseball activity Monday and is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, albeit in a minor league game. If all goes well for the 27-year-old, he should be back in a Grapefruit League game shortly after. According the MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, barring any setbacks, the Minnesota Twins still expect Grossman to be ready for Opening Day.
Austin Kubitza DET SP
Austin Kubitza: Released by Tigers2h ago
Kubitza was released by the Tigers on Monday, Evan Woodbury of MLive.com reports.
After being named the Tigers' minor league pitcher of the year in 2014, Kubitza has struggled to find that same form again, posting a combined 4.86 ERA across 63.0 innings between High-A and Double-A last season. He'll look to catch on with another minor league affiliate.
Kyle Korver CLE SG
Cavaliers' Kyle Korver: Will miss next three games45m ago
Kyle Korver (foot) will miss at least the next three games, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
Korver missed seven games with the same injury earlier in March, but was back in the lineup over the Cleveland Cavaliers ' last three contests. Renewed inflammation in the foot is giving the Cavaliers some concerns, so they're going to shut Korver down for at least the next three games to try and get him as healthy as possible before a final playoff run. He'll be reevaluated over the weekend, with a determination then being made regarding whether or not he'll be cleared for Sunday's game against the Pacers. With Iman Shumpert (knee) also out, J.R. Smith should be in line for big minutes at shooting guard.
Iman Shumpert CLE SG
Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert: Out Monday vs. Spurs1h ago
Iman Shumpert (knee) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Spurs, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports.
Shumpert is still dealing with some soreness in his right knee, so he'll remain sidelined for a second consecutive game. With Kyle Korver (foot) out for at least the next three games as well, J.R. Smith should receive a pretty big workload at shooting guard, while DeAndre Liggins could also join the regular rotation temporarily.
Marc Gasol MEM C
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol: Doubtful Monday vs. Kings1h ago
Marc Gasol (foot) is listed as doubtful for Monday's game against the Kings.
Gasol is expected to miss a second consecutive game Monday, with a left foot strain the reasoning behind his recent absences. Zach Randolph picked up the start at center on Sunday against the Warriors, posting a solid 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 29 minutes. He's the favorite to start again, while Brandan Wright may see a slightly bigger role as well.
Lance Thomas NY SF
Knicks' Lance Thomas: Ruled out Monday vs. Pistons1h ago
Lance Thomas (hip) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Pistons, Steve Popper of The Record reports.
Thomas will be missing a third straight game as he continues to deal with a sore hip and while an MRI came back clean, he'll still need another night off for added recovery. With Thomas on the sidelines, Mindaugas Kuzminskas will likely take over some extra minutes there, although the fact that Carmelo Anthony (knee) is back in the lineup likely means Kuzminskas won't approach the 36 minutes he logged on Saturday. Kyle O'Quinn could also benefit with a few extra minutes at power forward.
P.J. Tucker TOR SF
Raptors' P.J. Tucker: Starting again Monday2h ago
P.J. Tucker will start Monday's game against Orlando, Josh Lewenberg of TSN reports.
With DeMarre Carroll (back) set to miss a second straight game, Tucker will remain in the starting five at small forward, as was the case Saturday versus Dallas. In that game, Tucker played 34 minutes and amassed nine points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals.
DeMarre Carroll TOR SF
Raptors' DeMarre Carroll: Out again Monday2h ago
DeMarre Carroll (back) will not play Monday against Orlando.
A sore back will keep Carroll out for the second straight game, meaning P.J. Tucker will be in line for another start at small forward. In Saturday's win over the Mavs, Tucker played 34 minutes and finished with a well-rounded line of nine points, nine rebounds, three assists, and four steals. Consider Carroll day-to-day and questionable for Wednesday's home matchup with Charlotte.
Darren Helm DET C
Red Wings' Darren Helm: Ready to return Monday43m ago
Darren Helm (lower body) took line rushes prior to Monday's road matchup with the Hurricanes, indicating that he will return to the lineup after a four-game absence, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.
Barring an expected late change, Helm will play Monday night's game and skate on Detroit's fourth line with Drew Miller and Luke Glendening. He'll look to end his seven-game point-less streak during which he's accumulated a minus-5 rating and 12 shots on goal.
Juuse Saros NSH G
Predators' Juuse Saros: Receives starting nod Monday1h ago
Juuse Saros will guard the goal for Monday's away game against the Islanders.
Saros gets the nod for the first half of the Nashville Predators ' early week back-to-back and it could prove to be a savvy move -- the young goalie is 2-0-0 when starting the first game of a back-to-back this season. Additionally, Saros sports a pedestrian 5-4-0 record on the road this season but it's not for lack of trying, as his .934 save percentage and 2.03 GAA in away games will attest. He'll look to get it going against an Islanders team that is averaging 2.85 goals per game in March, good for 10th in the league.
Rangers' Vinni Lettieri: Signs entry-level deal with Rangers2h ago
Lettieri inked an entry-level contract with the New York Rangers on Monday.
Lettieri finished his senior year at the University of Minnesota in an impressive fashion, averaging nearly a point per game. In addition to his 18 assists, he tallied 17 goals in his final campaign and racked up 36 penalty minutes. The 22-year-old forward is a bit undersized at 5-foot-10, 182 pounds, but he should add some weight as he matures a bit more. While he's not a blazer on the skates, he reportedly has an above average shot for a player of his size and has quick feet. He probably won't impact the Rangers immediately, but could find his way to the top level at some point in the future.
Dan Girardi NYR D
Rangers' Dan Girardi: Sits out Sunday's game2h ago
Dan Girardi , who logged a helper in his return to action Saturday, sat out Sunday's game against the Ducks, the Daily News reports.
With Girardi a healthy scratch, Kevin Klein returned the team's blue line mix Sunday. Now that the New York Rangers are past their latest set of back-to-back games, Girardi is a candidate to return to the lineup Tuesday against the Sharks.
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Ducks' John Gibson: Healthy ahead of Tuesday's tilt2h ago
By virtue of Jhonas Enroth's reassignment to AHL San Diego, John Gibson (lower body) is presumably healthy enough to at least serve as a backup in the first of the team's four-game road trip beginning Tuesday against the Canucks, Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times reports.
While Gibson's return will certainly be welcomed, Jonathan Bernier has been on fire in the crease during his absence. Bernier owns an 8-0-1 record over his last nine starts and could be in line to start the tilt despite Gibson's availability. A goalie confirmation of one of the two should come across on game day, but Gibson's role as the workhorse is certainly on hold for now.
Jhonas Enroth ANA G
Ducks' Jhonas Enroth: Returned to AHL2h ago
Jhonas Enroth was sent back to AHL San Diego on Monday.
Enroth didn't draw a start in his couple of weeks with the Anaheim Ducks , serving as the backup Jonathan Bernier in his time with the club. He will now retake his place as the AHL club's top netminder, where he owns a .944 save percentage and 1.42 GAA over 12 appearances since joining the organization.
DuJuan Harris SF RB
49ers' DuJuan Harris: Set to re-sign with Niners39m ago
DuJuan Harris will re-sign with the San Francisco 49ers for the 2017 season, his agent, Andy Simms, reports.
Harris was one of the Niners' restricted free agents entering the offseason but the team decided against extending him a contract tender, which effectively released him to the open market. However, coming off a season in which he averaged just 3.1 yards per carry, the diminutive running back likely didn't find many suitors rushing to secure his services for the upcoming campaign. Fortunately for Harris, he's now set to return to a San Francisco roster that is less crowded at the running back position than it was last season, considering the incumbent No. 2 runner, Shaun Draughn, recently latched on with the Giants. Thus, Harris is positioned to compete with only Mike Davis and Raheem Mostert for the backup role to starter Carlos Hyde this summer, although a rookie could certainly join the mix via the draft.
Bills' Scott Crichton: Claimed by Bills2h ago
Scott Crichton (undisclosed) was claimed off waivers by the Buffalo Bills on Monday, ESPN's Field Yates reports.
Crichton was recently let go by the Vikings and is yet to record a sack in 21 regular-season appearances since being selected in the 2014 third round, but his signing could boost Buffalo's options along the defensive front this season.
Trevor Siemian DEN QB
Broncos' Trevor Siemian: Backed to compete this spring2h ago
According to Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, the team will "stay the course" at quarterback, where Trevor Siemian (shoulder) and Paxton Lynch will compete for snaps this spring, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Siemian earned Denver's starting quarterback job last season despite the team drafting Lynch in the first round last year. Although Siemian generally performed admirably, Lynch's long-term potential leaves him looking at another competition for snaps this spring. While that's hardly anything new for the Northwestern alumnus, who's on track to recover from a minor January surgery on his left shoulder in time for OTAs, Elway's comments seem to suggest the Broncos may no longer be interested in acquiring Tony Romo. In that scenario, Siemian would only need to beat out Lynch again to start, which is far more likely than him potentially keeping his place over Romo.
Paxton Lynch DEN QB
Broncos' Paxton Lynch: Receives support from Elway2h ago
According to Denver Broncos general manager John Elway, the team will "stay the course" at quarterback, where Paxton Lynch and Trevor Siemian (shoulder) will compete for snaps this spring, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Lynch's rookie season was spent vying for reps behind Siemian, so his continued competition there is nothing new, but Elway's comments seem to suggest the Broncos may no longer be interested in acquiring Tony Romo. In that scenario, Lynch would have a much better chance of earning Denver's starting job this season, since dethroning Siemian is far more realistic than Lynch potentially playing over Romo. Whether Elway sticks with Siemian and Lynch as his top options this offseason remains to be seen, but his most recent statements appear favorable for the Broncos' current signal-callers.
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Dolphins' Ja'Wuan James: Option decision on hold3h ago
Ja'Wuan James ' fifth-year contract option won't be decided on by the Miami Dolphins until after the upcoming draft, Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.
James joined Miami as the 19th overall pick of the 2014 draft, making his fifth-year option worth about $8.1 million. That hefty evaluation leaves the Dolphins with an important decision ahead of them, particularly after they parted ways with fellow offensive tackle Branden Albert this offseason. With Laremy Tunsil set to fill Albert's left tackle position long-term, the Dolphins now must determine how long their commitment to James at right tackle will last, but it appears a ruling won't be made until after next month's draft.
Malcolm Butler NE CB
Patriots' Malcolm Butler: Could remain with Patriots3h ago
According to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, the team doesn't intend on trading Malcolm Butler , Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.
Butler visited the Saints a couple weeks ago to gauge their interest in him as a restricted free agent. Although the parties were unable to strike a deal, Butler's future is complicated by the fact that the Patriots placed a first-round tender on him. That enables New England to match any offer extended to Butler, or receive a first-round pick should they opt not to. Because of those stipulations, a trade seemed to be Butler's most likely route of departure, but Kraft's comments Monday suggest the cornerback could stick around. After signing Stephon Gilmore to a $65 million contract this offseason, the Patriots have a ready-made replacement for Butler, but potentially retaining him on a $3.91 million tender would nonetheless represent excellent value for this season's defense.