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    • Erick Aybar SD SS
      Padres' Erick Aybar: Sits out Thursday
      16m ago

      Erick Aybar is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mets, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

      Aybar is batting below the Mendoza Line over the past week, so he'll get a night off to regain his bearings. Chase d'Arnaud will take his place at shortstop for the evening.

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    • Reese McGuire TOR C
      Blue Jays' Reese McGuire: Undergoes knee surgery
      16m ago

      McGuire, Reese underwent successful arthroscopic surgery for a meniscus tear in his right knee, John Lott of The Athletic Toronto reports.

      This explains why McGuire was on the disabled list with Double-A New Hampshire. He'll head to Dunedin to rehab for the time being, and while the Toronto Blue Jays expect McGuire back this season, they have yet to put a timetable on his return.

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    • Ryan Schimpf SD 3B
      Padres' Ryan Schimpf: Cedes Thursday's start
      18m ago

      Ryan Schimpf is not in the lineup Thursday against the Mets, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

      Schimpf is 4-for-17 with two home runs over his past seven games, but he'll head to the bench for a night off Thursday. Cory Spangenberg will take over at third base to replace him.

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    • Chris Johnson BAL 3B
      Orioles' Chris Johnson: Hopeful for mid-June return
      19m ago

      Chris Johnson (forearm) swung a bat for the first time since injuring himself in early April, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

      Johnson seems to be in line with the original 6-to-8 weeks he was expected to miss after breaking the ulna bone in his forearm. Barring any setbacks, the Baltimore Orioles are hopeful he will be able to return to action around mid-June.

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    • Travis Shaw MIL 3B
      Brewers' Travis Shaw: Heads to bench versus lefty Thursday
      22m ago

      Travis Shaw is not in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

      Despite the fact that he's hitting .300 against lefties this season, Shaw will head to the bench for a night off with southpaw Robbie Ray taking the hill for Arizona. Hernan Perez will fill in at the hot corner for the evening.

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    • Collin McHugh HOU SP
      Astros' Collin McHugh: Tosses off mound Thursday
      23m ago

      Collin McHugh (elbow) threw off a mound Thursday for the first time in his rehab, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

      While this marks a significant step in McHugh's recovery process, he still remains without a timetable for return. A clearer return date should start to materialize once the next steps in his rehab process are determined.

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    • Odell Beckham NYG WR
      Giants' Odell Beckham: Isn't likely to attend OTAs
      44m ago

      In an interview with Kimberly Jones of NFL Network, Odell Beckham noted he will be at mandatory minicamp that begins on June 13.

      Beckham was absent for the New York Giants first two days of OTAs, a trend that appears likely to continue until mandatory minicamp. While some see the wideout's absence as an issue, the 24-year-old has been present at other offseason workouts throughout the first couple months of the offseason and has no intention of missing mandatory practices.

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    • Jon Bostic IND LB
      Colts' Jon Bostic: Participating in OTAs
      1h ago

      Jon Bostic (foot) participated in Tuesday's OTAs and got work as a starting inside linebacker, the team's official web site reports.

      Bostic missed last season when he suffered a fractured left foot in training camp. It looks like he's ready to practice at full speed. He'll compete for a starting inside linebacker role this summer.

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    • Koa Misi MIA OLB
      Dolphins' Koa Misi: Not participating in OTAs
      3h ago

      Koa Misi (neck) has not practiced during the Miami Dolphins ' OTAs thus far, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.

      Misi, whose 2016 campaign was shortened to just three games due to a severe neck injury, still has some time before he can practice again, according to Dolphins coach Adam Gase. Upon his eventual return to full health, he'll be able to provide strength at outside linebacker as he heads into his eighth consecutive year with Miami.

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    • Charles Clay BUF TE
      Bills' Charles Clay: Knee issues still linger
      3h ago

      Although he's participating in most of OTAs, the Buffalo Bills remain concerned about Charles Clay 's lingering knee troubles, The Buffalo News reports. "We are concerned with Charles' knee situation," said new coach Sean McDermott. "It's something we have to manage moving forward in order to have him on the field for us, which is important moving forward. He's a weapon for us."

      Clay made it on the field for 15 games last season, but was a regular on the injury report with issues relating to his knee. While Clay has been a bit of a disappointment since the Bills signed him as a free agent two years ago, he's far better than the next option -- hopefully McDermott means they just need to be proactive in not letting it become a major issue through rest and being smart about it, rather than being concerned it could potentially keep him out of action.

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    • David Parry IND NT
      Colts' David Parry: Returns from offseason pectoral injury
      3h ago

      David Parry (pectoral) got time as the starting nose tackle in Tuesday's OTA, the team's official web site reports.

      Parry strained a pectoral muscle late last season, but it doesn't look like a worry for the 2017 season. However, Parry may face a suspension under the NFL's personal conduct policy after he was charged with driving under the influence, criminal damage, auto theft, suspicion of robbery and resisting arrest in an incident in February in Scottsdale, Arizona. Parry pled guilty to one count of attempted unlawful means of transportation and one count of disorderly conduct. He still faces a DUI charge.

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    • Maxx Williams BAL TE
      Ravens' Maxx Williams: Should be ready for training camp
      3h ago

      Maxx Williams (knee) is expected to be ready for training camp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

      Williams spent the majority of his 2016 campaign on injured reserve with a knee injury after failing to record a single catch throughout the first four weeks of the season. According to coach John Harbaugh, the procedure Williams underwent to repair the damage was rare for a football player, but he's still expected to be ready for camp. Regardless of his health, he'll be subject to plenty of competition against a crowded tight end corps.

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    • Jae Crowder BOS SF
      Celtics' Jae Crowder: Probable for Game 5 vs. Cavaliers
      1d ago

      Jae Crowder is dealing with a groin injury, but is considered probable going into Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavaliers on Thursday, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.

      Crowder was noticeably hobbled during Game 4, but was still able to play 40 minutes and record 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists. With the Boston Celtics on the brink of elimination, Crowder is fully expected to again play through his injury and as long as the pain isn't too much to handle, look for him to take on his full complement of minutes. Crowder's status should be updated again after Thursday's morning shootaround.

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    • Jaylen Brown BOS SF
      Celtics' Jaylen Brown: Questionable for Game 5
      1d ago

      Jaylen Brown is questionable for Thursday's Game 5 against the Cavaliers.

      Brown likely suffered the injury during Game 4, but was able to play through it. Through the first four games of the Eastern Conference Finals, he's averaged a modest 9.5 points and 3.8 rebounds across 19.3 minutes per game, though his potential absence would be magnified considering the loss of Isaiah Thomas. If he's unable to give it a go, expect the likes of Terry Rozier, Gerald Green and Marcus Smart to all possibly see additional run.

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    • Amir Johnson BOS SF
      Celtics' Amir Johnson: Probable for Game 5
      1d ago

      Amir Johnson (shoulder) is considered probable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Thursday against the Cavaliers, Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com reports.

      Johnson was reportedly available off the bench in an emergency situation for Game 4 on Tuesday, so it's not surprising he's expected to again be available for Game 5. That said, even if he does get cleared as anticipated, it's unclear if he'll take back the starting role from Kelly Olynyk. Johnson averaged just 8.7 minutes over the first three games of this series, so even at full strength, he's not a great fantasy option. Look for his status to be updated after Thursday's morning shootaround.

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    • Jae Crowder BOS SF
      Celtics' Jae Crowder: Scores 18 in Game 4 loss
      1d ago

      Jae Crowder delivered 18 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and four assists from 40 minutes in Tuesday's 112-99 Game 4 loss in Cleveland.

      It was an admirable performance from Crowder as the C's try to make up for the loss of Isaiah Thomas (hip). Crowder led Boston with eight boards, but Cleveland out-rebounded Boston 37 to 29, highlighting an on-going problem for the Boston Celtics . With Amir Johnson also out (shoulder), Crowder played some power forward in Boston's smaller lineups. Expect more big minutes from Crowder as the series returns to Boston Thursday for Game 5.

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    • Marcus Smart BOS PG
      Celtics' Marcus Smart: Hits rough patch after big Game 3
      2d ago

      Marcus Smart produced eight points (1-9 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 5-5 FT), six assists, one rebound and one steal across 40 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

      After a red hot Game 3, Smart somewhat predictably cooled off in a big way in the Game 4 loss, as he made just one field goal attempt. He is clearly going to get a ton of minutes with Isaiah Thomas (hip) out, so he could rebound for another big performance in Game 5. But with him, it's hard to predict.

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    • Avery Bradley BOS SG
      Celtics' Avery Bradley: Posts team-high 19 points in Game 4 loss
      2d ago

      Avery Bradley contributed 19 points (7-19 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 4-4 FT), five rebounds, three assists and two steals across 39 minutes during a 112-99 loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

      Bradley's 19 points marked a team high but he needed 19 field goal attempts to get there. It was his third straight game of the series in which he has shot below 40 percent from the field. Despite the poor field goal percentage, Bradley is getting his points, as he scored at least 19 points for the fifth time in the last seven outings.

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    • Nate Thompson ANA C
      Ducks' Nate Thompson: Played through fractured ankle
      13m ago

      Nate Thompson continued to play during the Anaheim Ducks ' playoff run despite a hairline fracture in his ankle.

      It's likely that Thompson suffered the injury late in the second-round series against Edmonton after he missed a practice prior to Game 7, but the injury was apparently not deemed severe enough to hold him out of action at all. The 32-year-old finished the postseason with two goals and four assists in 17 contests. While there's no guarantees at this point, hairline fractures tend to have short recovery times, so it wouldn't be surprising to see Thompson ready to go once training camp opens in the fall.

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    • Hampus Lindholm ANA D
      Ducks' Hampus Lindholm: Out 4-5 months with shoulder injury
      18m ago

      Hampus Lindholm will undergo shoulder surgery with a rehab timetable of 4-to-5 months.

      The 23-year-old Swede was limited to 66 games during the regular season, but Lindholm didn't miss any action during the playoffs. However, he likely let fantasy owners down with his meager output of four points in 17 postseason contests. If he returns in four months, Lindholm may still be ready for Opening Night, but this is a discouraging development either way.

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    • Jared Boll ANA RW
      Ducks' Jared Boll: Played through back injury
      18m ago

      Jared Boll played with a "bad back" this postseason.

      There's been no indication that Boll's injury will be a long-term ordeal, so he should be ready for the start of next season's training camp. Either way, his health shouldn't be of much concern to fantasy owners. The 31-year-old winger only managed to pick up three assists in 51 games this season.

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    • Kevin Bieksa ANA D
      Ducks' Kevin Bieksa: Played with torn MCL
      44m ago

      Kevin Bieksa played the final three games of the Anaheim Ducks ' playoff run with a torn MCL.

      Per Curtis Zupke of the Los Angeles Times, Bieksa sustained the serious knee injury on a freak collision with Shea Theodore during Game 1 of the second-round series against Edmonton. Either way, it's pretty crazy to see that Bieksa played with limited mobility in his knee after sitting out for only nine contests. It remains to be seen at this point if the 35-year-old will require surgery to repair the injury or if he will be ready to play once the Ducks open training camp in the fall.

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    • Steve Ott MON C
      Steve Ott: Retiring to pursue coaching
      1h ago

      Steve Ott will join the Blues as an assistant coach, effectively ending his playing career.

      After a 2016-17 campaign that saw him post just three goals and four assists in 53 games, Ott has decided to end his playing days and turn his attention to patrolling the back of the St. Louis bench. The 34-year-old ends his NHL career with 109 goals and 179 assists after suiting up for 848 games, but he will mostly be remembered for his physical play, for which he accrued 1555 penalty minutes.

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    • Patrick Eaves ANA RW
      Ducks' Patrick Eaves: Dealt with high-ankle sprain
      2h ago

      Patrick Eaves missed the final 10 games of the postseason due to a high-ankle sprain.

      With the Anaheim Ducks eliminated from the playoffs by the Predators on Monday, the team dropped the nebulous "lower-body" tag and we now have a better idea as to why Eaves was not able to suit up for the crucial games at the end. High-ankle sprains often require at least a month of recovery time, so while it's disappointing to many that Eaves was not able to play, it's now more understandable. The 33-year-old enjoyed something of a breakout campaign in his 12th season in the league, as his 32 goals and 51 points between his time in Dallas and Anaheim are new career highs. It remains to be seen if the Ducks will sign Eaves to stay on long term as he enters the free agent market this offseason.

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