Noah (shoulder) will meet with Phil Jackson and the Knicks organization once the signing period opens, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.
According to reports, Noah is heavily favoring the Knicks in free agency, and although he can't officially meet with New York yet, it wouldn't be surprising to see him return to his hometown to yet again play alongside Derrick Rose. Interestingly enough, Noah signing in New York would be a center-swap for the Knicks and the Bulls, with Robin Lopez filling Noah's spot in Chicago while Noah fills Lopez's shoes in New York. In any result, the ex-Florida Gator is a big time defender and rebounder and will make an impact wherever he ends up.
Encarnacion went 2-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in Wednesday's win against the Rockies.
Encarnacion doubled in the third inning, and drove in his MLB-leading 70th RBI with a single in the seventh. He took full advantage of the team's rare trip to Coors Field, going 5-for-10 with two home runs, four RBI and six runs in the three-game series. During the set, Encarnacion also managed to push his average up to .264, its highest mark since April 26.
Goins scored as a pinch-runner on a wild pitch in Wednesday's game against the Rockies.
The infielder is seemingly being faded out of the Jays' game plan altogether. After being the starting second baseman for a majority of the season, Goins has only started in one game since June 17, and he's only played in five of the team's last ten contests. With Devon Travis and Troy Tulowitzki both healthy for the first time this year, Goins spot on the roster is a delicate one to say the least.
He walked four while striking out three in the contest. Weaver simply hasn't been able to fool hitters in 2016, as his HR/9 rate stands at a bloated 1.9, and he has allowed at least four runs in four of six starts this month. Weaver pitched a three-hit shutout as recently as 10 days ago, but it should be abundantly clear by his overall body of work that the outing was the exception rather than the rule. He will take a 5.51 ERA into his start against the Rays next week.
Thole went 2-for-4 with a walk Wednesday against the Rockies.
Thole made the most of his unusual spot-start for Russell Martin (rest). Typically, Thole only catches knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, but recently manager John Gibbons has decided to give the 33-year-old Martin rest more routinely. Entering Wednesday's game, Thole had amassed just two hits since April 26. Even if given the opportunity to play more often, Thole holds little to no value in most leagues.