Percy wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Penguins and will become a unrestricted free agent, Jonathan Bombulie of the Tribune-Review reports.
Percy failed to get on the ice for the Penguins during the 2016 campaign, instead playing with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton as he continued to develop. He's still young at 24 years old and could attract some interest elsewhere once free agency opens, but there will likely be much better defensemen options elsewhere when it comes to fantasy leagues for the upcoming season.
Nurkic (leg) is yet to be cleared for on-court work, Mike Richman of The Oregonian reports.
Nurkic continues to work his way back from a lower-leg fracture, which kept him out of most of the Blazers' first-round series against Golden State. Back in late-April, Nurkic was given a timeline of 2-to-3 months, so with that in mind, he'll likely be back up to speed within the next few weeks. GM Neil Olshey said Monday that Nurkic is expected to be ready well before the start of camp in September.
Mauer is not in the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Red Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
The lefty is 8-for-38 in his career against Boston starter Chris Sale, so manager Paul Molitor will defer to Kennys Vargas at first base. Mauer is currently riding a five-game hitting streak and hit .444 with three walks last week.
Rizzo is starting at first base and batting leadoff Monday against the Nationals.
Manager Joe Maddon is looking for anything to get the Cubs going at the plate, so he'll again switch up the batting order as lefty-throwing Gio Gonzalez is set to take the mound for the Nationals. Willson Contreras will bat leadoff for the first time in his career as Rizzo slides down to the two-hole.
Kepler is not in the starting lineup Monday against the Red Sox, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Kepler returned from a foot injury Sunday, but Monday's absence appears to stem from the fact that southpaw Chris Sale is toeing the rubber for Boston. Robbie Grossman will slide into right field and Kennys Vargas is slated as the designated hitter.