Lugo (elbow) is slated to throw off the slope of a mound Sunday and is targetting a late May return, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.
This will be the first time he throws off an elevated surface since getting shut down with a slight UCL tear. Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey have all had their struggles, and Noah Syndergaard is day-to-day with biceps tendinitis, so it's possible Lugo could find his way into the rotation once healthy. However, Steven Matz (elbow) is at the same stage in his recovery, and he figures to get the first look if the Mets need to add a starter.
Wilson is another strong addition to the Browns' secondary after they nabbed the versatile Jabrill Peppers in the first round. He checks in at 6-foot-1 and showed elite short area quickness both on the field and at the combine. If he's able to translate his skills at the next level, Wilson will provide a nice complement to Joe Haden.
The Rams selected Ebukam in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, 125th overall.
Ebukam is an athletic edge defender who proved an effective pass rusher at Eastern Washington. He put forth a superb athletic profile in his pro day performance, logging a 4.50-second 40 along with a 39-inch vertical, and 130-inch broad jump. He's a high-upside outside linebacker prospect for Wade Phillips, but is unlikely to be an IDP factor as a 3-4 outside linebacker.
Matz (elbow) is slated to throw off the slope of a mound Sunday and is targetting a late May return, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.
This will be the first time he throws off an elevated surface since he was shut down with the flexor tendon strain. Other than Noah Syndergaard, who is day-to-day with biceps tendinitis, and Jacob deGrom, the Mets have struggled to get solid work from their starters, so a spot in the rotation should be waiting for Matz once he is healthy. Seth Lugo (elbow) is at the same stage in his recovery, but Matz is ahead of him in the pecking order.
The Michigan State defense fell off in 2016, but Nicholson was a good starter over the last two years, and his athletic testing at the Combine imply starting potential in the NFL. At 6-foot-2, 212 pounds, Nicholson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds, adding a 125-inch broad jump. Washington has a few options at safety, but there might be an opening for Nicholson to compete for a starting role right away.