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  • Shane Robinson LAA LF
    Angels' Shane Robinson: Reassigned to minor-league camp
    12m ago

    Shane Robinson was reassigned to the Los Angeles Angels ' minor-league camp Monday.

    Robinson held down a reserve role in the outfield for the Angels for a good chunk of 2016, but delivered a lowly .257 on-base percentage in 111 plate appearances. With the team adding Ben Revere on a one-year deal in the offseason, Robinson never had a great chance of winning an Opening Day gig with the Angels, so he'll be forced to bide his time at Triple-A Salt Lake and wait for an injury to open up an opportunity.

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  • Eric Young LAA LF
    Angels' Eric Young Jr.: Sent to minor-league camp
    15m ago

    Eric Young was reassigned to the Los Angeles Angels ' minor-league camp Monday.

    The veteran speedster was unable to parlay an invitation to big-league camp into an Opening Day roster spot, as the Angels determined they had more appealing utility options on hand. Young, who made six appearances for the Yankees last season, is expected to open the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Salt Lake.

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  • Stephen Piscotty STL RF
    Cardinals' Stephen Piscotty: Could be moved down in batting order to start season
    18m ago

    Stephen Piscotty , who is hitting just .143 this spring, could open the season further down in the batting order than originally projected, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports. "It depends on how confident he feels when we break camp," manager Mike Matheny said of Piscotty's lineup fit. "[For] every one of those guys, [it's] the same thing. How does each guy feel? Is this particular person in a good spot? That will help dictate what it looks like as we help put the lineup together."

    Piscotty was originally slated to hit cleanup, but manager Mike Matheny may opt to slide him a couple of spots to open the season with the intention of taking some pressure off the struggling outfielder. The 26-year-old enjoyed a breakout 2016 in which he slashed .273/.343/.457 with 35 doubles, three triples, 22 home runs and 85 RBI, but he's only mustered two extra-base hits, both doubles, in 56 spring plate appearances. Piscotty partially attributes his struggles to some tough luck -- commenting that he feels several of his well-hit balls have been caught "at an abnormally high rate" -- while also noting that he's been working on tweaks to his swing throughout the exhibition slate in an effort to generate more power. "It's working, but it's kind of throwing off my contact point a little bit, so I have to readjust that," Piscotty said. "I kind of figured it could be a bumpy road, but I feel good where I'm headed. I can feel it really in BP and in the cage. It's starting to show up in the game."

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  • Austin Meadows PIT CF
    Pirates' Austin Meadows: Reassigned to minors
    25m ago

    Meadows, Austin was reassigned to the Pittsburgh Pirates ' minor-league camp Monday.

    A top prospect in the Pirates' system, Meadows doesn't look to be far away from making his big-league debut, but with no existing openings in the outfield, he'll presumably open the season with Triple-A Indianapolis in order to pick up everyday at-bats. Unless the Pirates decide to trade away Andrew McCutchen or if McCutchen, Gregory Polanco or Starling Marte fall victim to injury, it may be difficult for the 21-year-old to see extended action in the majors in 2017.

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  • Roman Quinn PHI CF
    Phillies' Roman Quinn: Optioned to minors
    29m ago

    Roman Quinn was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

    With Howie Kendrick, Odubel Herrera and Michael Saunders seemingly locked in as the Philadelphia Phillies ' everyday outfielders, regular at-bats weren't going to be available for Quinn, so he'll head to Lehigh Valley for full-time work. The 23-year-old impressed in his first taste of the big leagues late last season, batting .263 with five stolen bases. He'll likely be at the top of the list for a promotion if any of the outfielders with the big-league club succumb to an injury.

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  • Michael Mariot PHI RP
    Phillies' Michael Mariot: Reassigned to minor-league camp
    32m ago

    Michael Mariot was reassigned to the Philadelphia Phillies ' minor-league camp Monday, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

    After being dumped from the Phillies' 40-man roster in December, Mariot faced an uphill battle to winning an Opening Day roster spot. The 28-year-old will likely report to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, with whom he posted a 2.23 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 32.1 innings of relief last season.

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  • Tiago Splitter PHI C
    76ers' Tiago Splitter: Recalled from D-League
    39m ago

    Tiago Splitter (calf) was recalled from the D-League's Delaware 87ers on Monday, Tom Moore of Calkins Media reports

    Splitter hasn't played in an NBA game in over a year as he's dealt with a lingering calf injury. He played in two games with the 87ers during his one week stint with the team and he appears to be nearing a return to action.

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  • Thabo Sefolosha ATL SF
    Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha: Out Tuesday vs. Suns
    1h ago

    Thabo Sefolosha (groin) has been ruled out of Tuesday's contest against the Suns, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    Sefolosha will be missing his second consecutive game due to his strained right groin. The injury isn't through the be very serious but it could sideline him for a few days more. His status for Wednesday's game against the 76ers is up in the air currently. Look for Taurean Prince, who started in Sefolosha's place on Sunday, to see extra time once again.

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  • Paul Millsap ATL PF
    Hawks' Paul Millsap: Ruled out Tuesday
    1h ago

    Paul Millsap (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game against the Suns, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    While an MRI over the weekend came back clean, Millsap is still battling discomfort in his left knee and will miss a sixth consecutive game Tuesday. That means Ersan Ilyasova will be in line for another start at power forward, while rookie Taurean Prince will likely get the nod at small forward in place of Kent Bazemore (knee), who's also been ruled out. Atlanta heads into Tuesday's in desperate need of a win after dropping its previous seven games.

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  • Kent Bazemore ATL SF
    Hawks' Kent Bazemore: Could return Wednesday
    1h ago

    Kent Bazemore (knee) could return for Wednesday's game against the 76ers, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

    The Atlanta Hawks have formally ruled Bazemore out of Tuesday's game against Phoenix, and this latest news would seem to imply that Wednesday's matchup with the Sixers is the earliest Bazemore could return. The 27-year-old has missed the last four games with a bone bruise on his knee, and he's apparently still battling significant discomfort. With Paul Millsap (knee) also dealing with an injury, the Hawks have been shorthanded up front and have dropped their last seven contests. So long as Bazemore is sidelined, expect rookie Taurean Prince, who played 38 minutes Sunday against Brooklyn, to continue to see an increased role.

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  • James Harden HOU SG
    Rockets' James Harden: Won't be limited by wrist
    1h ago

    James Harden admitted he's been battling a sore wrist, but he doesn't expect to miss any time, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Harden went for 22 points, 12 assists and five rebounds in Sunday's win over the Thunder, and he said Monday that he'll go through a full practice and will not be limited for Tuesday's matchup with the Warriors. Obviously, that's great news for Harden's fantasy owners, though with the Houston Rockets already locked into the postseason, the team may look to limit his workload down the stretch, particularly once they clinch the No. 3 seed out West, which figures to happen soon, considering Houston trails second-place San Antonio by 5.5 games and leads fourth-place Utah by seven games with just nine regular season contests remaining.

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  • Gordon Hayward UTA SF
    Jazz's Gordon Hayward: Remains questionable for Monday vs. Pelicans
    2h ago

    Gordon Hayward (quadriceps) did not participate in shootaround and remains questionable for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Jody Genessy of Deseret News reports.

    Hayward's injury is just a bruise, so it's possible that the team is remaining cautious with their start player by keeping him out of shootaround, but it looks as if there is still a possibility he is inactive Monday night. Hayward will likely go through pregame warmups before a final decision is made, but in the event that he is ruled out, look for either Joe Johnson or Joe Ingles to enter the starting lineup at small forward and for both to see extended minutes against the Pelicans.

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  • Darren Helm DET C
    Red Wings' Darren Helm: Game-time decision Monday
    22m ago

    Darren Helm (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Monday's matchup with the Hurricanes.

    If Helm is sidelined against Carolina, it would mark his fifth consecutive missed contest. Prior to getting hurt, the winger was bogged down in a seven-game pointless streak, during which time he managed just two PIM, a pair of blocked shots, and 17 hits. With only eight games remaining, it seems doubtful the veteran will reach the 20-point mark this season.

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  • Dmitrij Jaskin STL RW
    Blues' Dmitrij Jaskin: Nears return
    1h ago

    Coach Mike Yeo noted Monday that Dmitrij Jaskin (upper body) is getting "close" to returning to action, the St. Louis Blues ' official site reports.

    Jaskin is not slated to suit up Monday at home against the Coyotes, but he is apparently closer to a return than either Paul Stastny or Jori Lehtera, who Yeo didn't offer Monday updates on. Jaskin's next chance to play arrives Wednesday, when the Blues face Arizona on the road.

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  • Cedric Paquette TB C
    Lightning's Cedric Paquette: Will likely miss Monday
    2h ago

    Cedric Paquette (lower body) isn't projected to play Monday against Chicago.

    There's still a chance the forward is ready by puck drop, but at this point, it seems like he'll be unable to go. If he can't suit up, he'll get another stab at it Thursday against Detroit.

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  • Jason Garrison TB D
    Lightning's Jason Garrison: Remains sidelined
    2h ago

    Jason Garrison (lower body) is not slated to play Monday against the Blackhawks, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

    Garrison, who has been limited to nine points in 69 games to date, thus remains in the day-to-day category as Thursday's game against the Red Wings approaches.

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  • Brian Gionta BUF RW
    Sabres' Brian Gionta: Will play 1000th career game Monday
    2h ago

    Monday's game against the Panthers will be the 1000th game of Brian Gionta 's career.

    It's quite the accomplishment for the 37-year-old, who's been criticized for being too small throughout his career. The Buffalo Sabres captain is no longer the goal scorer he once was, but he has certainly been a consistent producer during his time in Buffalo, scoring at least 30 points in each of his past three seasons. The Sabres captain has been a staple in the top-nine, but is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer. His fantasy value is minimal in standard formats, although he may be worth a streaming start if he plays alongside Jack Eichel. Gionta has 14 goals this season and his 10.4 shooting percentage is his highest mark in three years.

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  • Alexander Burmistrov ARI C
    Coyotes' Alex Burmistrov: Could return Monday
    2h ago

    Alexander Burmistrov (upper body) has a chance to play Monday in St. Louis according to head coach Dave Tippett, Sarah McLellan of AZ Central Sports reports.

    The forward has missed the last 13 games since getting injured on Feb. 28. With nine points in 19 games prior to being sidelined, he's not much of a fantasy threat, but his 30 hits could give him a bit of utility in certain formats.

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  • Kevon Seymour BUF CB
    Bills' Kevon Seymour: Big opportunity for second-year corner
    2h ago

    With Stephon Gilmore moving on to the Patriots, Kevon Seymour is currently listed as a starting corner opposite Ronald Darby, Buffalo Buffalo Bills .com reports. "Last year I had a nice opportunity to get my feet wet and get the understanding of what being a starter felt like," Seymour said. "Now, the opportunity is here and I'm going to take full advantage of it as much as I can and I'm definitely excited about that."

    Seymour was just a sixth-round pick out of USC during last year's draft, but he quickly out-kicked the coverage in terms of slotting and now he's got a good chance to start. The Bills will probably replenish their secondary in the draft, but with wideout and safety being bigger needs, Seymour's almost certain to be the favorite to start. We'll see how he does picking up new coach Sean McDermott's defense.

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  • Browns' Matt McCants: Signing with Browns
    4h ago

    McCants will sign with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

    McCants spent a couple weeks with the Browns last season before being cut and finishing the campaign off by appearing in two games for the Bears. The fifth-year pro will now return to Cleveland in hopes of securing a depth lineman role this season.

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  • Trevone Boykin SEA QB
    Seahawks' Trevone Boykin: Arrested Monday morning
    4h ago

    Trevone Boykin was arrested Monday morning on charges of suspicion of possession of marijuana and public intoxication, Eline de Bruijn of The Dallas Morning News reports.

    Boykin, who starred at TCU in college, was back in Dallas when a car he was riding in crashed into a bar and injured eight people. Although Boykin was a passenger in the vehicle, he was still arrested and taken to a local jail. Not only will Boykin's legal situation now have to play out, but he could also face league discipline for his alleged role in Monday's incident.

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  • Kirk Cousins WAS QB
    Redskins' Kirk Cousins: Still no trade talks
    6h ago

    Washington Redskins president Bruce Allen said the team hasn't discussed trading Kirk Cousins , CSN Mid-Atlantic reports. "I can't keep up with the rumors," Allen said. "Kirk and I have talked almost a dozen times this offseason, and we get to laugh when we hear these different rumors. We haven't talked to anyone."

    The Redskins used the franchise tag on Cousins for a second straight offseason, which led to rumors the team could trade him if negotiations on a long-term deal weren't going well. The two sides have until July 15 to reach an agreement, and even if nothing comes to pass, it seems the Redskins would rather risk losing Cousins without compensation next offseason than deal him now and essentially give up their chances of competing in 2017. Meanwhile, the team lost aging wideouts DeSean Jackson and Pierre Garcon in free agency, but then acted quickly to sign Terrelle Pryor (finger) to a one-year, $8 million deal. The team also added Brian Quick, who provides some insurance for 2016 first-round selection Josh Doctson. Washington's backfield looks to be the weak point of the offense, but the upcoming draft could take care of that, featuring a slew of running backs with early-round potential.

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  • Makinton Dorleant
    Packers' Makinton Dorleant: Arrested Saturday night
    18h ago

    Makinton Dorleant (knee) was arrested Saturday night at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa, The Chicago Tribune reports.

    Unlike Bears CB Deiondre' Hall, who was Dorleant's teammate at Northern Iowa and accompanied Dorleant to the bar on Saturday, the Green Bay Packers cornerback only received one misdemeanor charge for interference. It's possible the NFL could come down with a punishment.

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  • Deiondre' Hall CHI CB
    Bears' Deiondre' Hall: Arrested Saturday night
    18h ago

    Deiondre' Hall was arrested Saturday night after a disturbance at a bar in Cedar Falls, Iowa, The Chicago Tribune reports.

    Hall was accompanied by a former teammate at Northern Iowa in Packers CB Makinton Dorleant and ultimately charged with three misdemeanor counts for public intoxication, disorderly conduct and interference. We'll wait and see if the league decides to dish out a punishment.

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