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    • Daniel Robertson TB 2B
      Rays' Daniel Robertson: Sustains minor bruising
      37m ago

      Robertson suffered a bruised left hand after getting hit by a pitch against the Orioles on Friday, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

      Robertson should be just fine following Friday's scare. The 23-year-old was removed from the game after this incident, but felt healthy enough to partake in a workout following the initial test results. He has no further plans to receive any more medical examination for the injury and it's expected that Robertson will be back on the field during the Rays' Grapefruit League games in the near future.

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    • J.T. Chargois MIN RP
      Dodgers' J.T. Chargois: Claimed by Dodgers
      43m ago

      Chargois (elbow) was claimed off waivers by the Dodgers on Friday, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

      The 27-year-old righty pitched 23 innings for the Twins back in 2016, putting up a 4.70 ERA and a low 17:12 K:BB. He missed almost the entirety of the 2017 season with a series of injuries, throwing just 2.2 innings for Triple-A Rochester. Even if healthy, he's unlikely to be anything more than organizational depth for the Dodgers.

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    • Julio Urias LAD SP
      Dodgers' Julio Urias: Placed on disabled list
      1h ago

      Urias (shoulder) was put on the 60-day disabled list Friday, Andy McCullough of The Los Angeles Times reports.

      This was strictly a procedural move for the Dodgers as Urias is expected to remain sidelined for the first-half of the 2018 season due to shoulder surgery he underwent in June. In a corresponding move, the club claimed J.T. Chargois off waivers.

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    • Daniel Robertson TB 2B
      Rays' Daniel Robertson: Removed from Friday's game
      1h ago

      Robertson was taken out of Friday's spring game after being struck on the left hand during an at-bat, Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports.

      Robertson was visibly frustrated and was removed from the game after a trainer came to check on his hand. There will likely be an update on his status in the coming hours.

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    • Austin Slater SF LF
      Giants' Austin Slater: In starting lineup
      1h ago

      Slater is starting in left field in Friday's Cactus League game against the Brewers.

      Slater underwent surgery for a sports hernia in September but was expected to be healthy to start spring training. He's in the lineup for the Giants' spring opener, so it appears that his recovery has gone well. He'll be competing for a bench spot this spring.

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    • Mike Wright BAL RP
      Orioles' Mike Wright: Tests out cutter
      1h ago

      Wright introduced a cutter in his first spring training start, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

      Wright threw the cutter some in the minors last year, but didn't throw the pitch at all in his 25 major-league innings. The pitch could help him against lefties, who slugged .657 off of him last year. Wright will likely need something added to his repertoire if he's to win the Orioles' fifth starter job this spring, as he owns a 5.86 career ERA in 144.1 major-league innings.

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    • Marcus Peters KC CB
      Chiefs' Marcus Peters: Traded to Rams
      1h ago

      The Chiefs agreed to trade Peters to the Rams on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

      The deal won't officially go through until March 14, while the Chiefs are expected to receive a package of draft picks in return. It's a surprising move for a Kansas City team that could've kept Peters around for two more years on his current rookie deal, especially when considering the 2015 first-rounder has seven more interceptions than any other player in the league since 2015, including the playoffs. For comparison, only Hall-of-Fame safety Ed Reed had more interceptions (22) in his first three seasons than Peters' 21. The newly-signed David Amerson and newly-acquired Kyle Fuller will likely take over as the Chiefs' top cornerbacks in advance of the 2018 season, though it's possible Kansas City could add another talent to the mix.

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    • Emmanuel Sanders DEN WR
      Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders: Nearing full recovery
      2h ago

      Sanders (ankle) has resumed running and is nearing a full recovery, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. "It's going well, my ankle is recovering," Sanders said. "Right now, I feel like I'm 95 percent."

      Sanders sustained a "major" sprained ankle and tibia contusion in Week 5 against the Giants and his recovery has been complicated by swelling, a limited range of motion and diminished strength, according to the doctor in charge of his rehabilitation. However, barring any setbacks, it sounds like he could be recovered in time for OTAs in late April or early May.

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    • Chris Ivory JAC RB
      Chris Ivory: Released by Jaguars
      2h ago

      Ivory was released by the Jaguars on Friday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

      Ivory hasn't been the player Jacksonville thought he could be when they gave him a five-year, $32 million contract in the 2016 offseason, as the 2015 Pro-Bowler managed a 3.6 yards-per-carry average and just four touchdowns in two seasons. The Jaguars simply couldn't afford his price tag while also having the league's fourth-highest paid running back, Leonard Fournette, under contract, especially given Ivory's redundant playing style to Jacksonville's young workhorse. Releasing him saves the team roughly $3.68 million in cap space and leaves T.J. Yeldon as the clear backup to Fournette.

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    • Jake Fisher CIN T
      Bengals' Jake Fisher: Cleared for offseason workouts
      4h ago

      Fisher (chest) was cleared for offseason workouts Thursday, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

      Fisher ended the 2017 season on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list after receiving November treatment for Atrial fibrillation, a condition characterized by a rapid, irregular heartbeat. However, he's now back in the gym and appears ready to begin preparations for the 2018 campaign.

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    • Jameis Winston TB QB
      Buccaneers' Jameis Winston: Involved in car wreck
      5h ago

      Winston was involved in a car wreck recently and ultimately was cited for careless driving, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

      Despite Winston being partially at fault for the wreck, a punishment from the NFL is not expected and he escaped uninjured. The 24-year-old will head into the 2018 season on the last remaining year of his contract.

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    • Jude Adjei-Barimah TB CB
      Jude Adjei-Barimah: To become free agent
      19h ago

      Adjei-Barimah won't be tendered by the Buccaneers and will become a free agent, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

      Adjei-Barimah missed the entire 2017 season with a knee injury but was just cleared by his surgeon to resume football activities this week. Only 25, the cornerback has starting experience dating back to 2015 and could attract the attention of several teams, if he can remain healthy throughout the offseason.

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    • Nerlens Noel DAL C
      Mavericks' Nerlens Noel: Won't play before Monday
      1h ago

      Noel (thumb) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Lakers and Saturday's game against the Jazz, Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News reports.

      Noel -- out since Nov. 22 due to a broken thumb -- won't have an opportunity to work his way back into the rotation until at least Monday, though there's no guarantee he'll be available that day. More information on his availability should emerge as the team continues to go through practices and shootarounds throughout the weekend.

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    • Damion Lee BOS SG
      Damion Lee: Added to Team USA's roster
      1h ago

      Lee will miss Santa Cruz's next game Sunday while being away with Team USA for FIBA World Cup Qualifying.

      Lee was added to Team USA's 12-man roster, replacing Marcus Thornton who agreed to a 10-day contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The FIBA World Cup Qualifying games conclude Feb. 26, so Lee is expected back with the team in time for Santa Cruz's game on Feb. 28. During his second stint in the G-League, the former Louisville guard is averaging 15.0 points and 4.8 rebounds over 33 games this season.

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    • Davon Reed PHO SG
      Suns' Davon Reed: Assigned to G-League
      2h ago

      Reed was assigned to the Northern Arizona Suns of the G-League on Friday, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

      Reed began seeing some playing time before the All-Star break, playing at least 10 minutes in three of Phoenix's last four games. He'll now return to the G-League for the foreseeable future, where he is averaging 10.9 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists in seven games this season.

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    • Marreese Speights ORL PF
      Magic's Marreese Speights: Will not play in next two games
      2h ago

      Speights is has been ruled out for the next two games while he attends a personal matter, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

      Speights will not travel with the team to Philadelphia on Saturday or Oklahoma City on Monday, so he will likely re-join the team when they return home next Wednesday. Speights did not see any playing time in Thursday's game against the Magic, so his absence shouldn't have much of an immediate impact on the team's rotation, especially with both Nikola Vucevic and Aaron Gordon back in the lineup.

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    • Kelly Olynyk MIA C
      Heat's Kelly Olynyk: Will not play Friday
      2h ago

      Olynyk (shoulder) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Pelicans.

      Olynyk was listed as doubtful coming into Friday's contest, so his absence doesn't come as much of a surprise. While the Heat say Olynyk is getting better, it's still unclear exactly when he will be able to return. While Olynyk remains out, expect Bam Adebayo and James Johnson to continue to take on extra frontcourt minutes.

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    • Ricky Rubio UTA PG
      Jazz's Ricky Rubio: Available to play Friday
      2h ago

      Rubio (hip) is available to play in Friday's game against the Trail Blazers.

      Rubio was back at practice Thursday, and it looks like the extra time off with the All-Star break was enough for him to make his return to the hardwood Friday. While Rubio could be somewhat limited in his return given his lengthy absence, he will likely return to his spot as the team's starting point guard, which could result in less usage for Donovan Mitchell and push backup point guard Raul Neto into a more limited role off the bench.

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    • Scott Wedgewood LA G
      Kings' Scott Wedgewood: Hits waivers
      1h ago

      Wedgewood was waived by the Kings on Friday, Chris Johnston of Sportsnet.ca reports.

      Just days after being traded from Arizona to Kings, Wedgewood will likely land in minors unless he's scooped by another squad. The 25-year-old backstop appeared in 20 games this season, struggling to a 5-9-4 record with a .893 save percentage and 3.45 GAA. As a result, the Kings have put their faith in Jack Campbell to back up Jonathan Quick.

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    • Tom Kuhnhackl PIT RW
      Penguins' Tom Kuhnhackl: Not quite ready to play
      1h ago

      Kuhnhackl (lower body) will not play Friday night against the Hurricanes, Josh Getzoff of PensTV reports.

      While the bottom-six winger will sit out this next game, he is said to be making progress. He won't have to wait long for his next chance to tag into the lineup as the Pens will face the Panthers on Saturday for the latter half of the back-to-back set.

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    • Ales Hemsky MON RW
      Canadiens' Ales Hemsky: Cleared for contact
      1h ago

      Hemsky (concussion) took contact during Friday's practice but won't play Saturday against the Lightning, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

      Considering he hasn't played since Oct. 20, the Canadiens want to ensure Hemsky absorbs enough contact before returning to duty, so his next chance to dress will be Monday against the Flyers. Even before his injury, the 34-year-old forward didn't post a point over seven games, so the Habs likely aren't in a rush to return him, especially since they've basically been eliminated from the playoff picture.

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    • Justin Abdelkader DET LW
      Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader: Takes maintenance day
      1h ago

      Abdelkader (undisclosed) simply took a maintenance day Friday, as he's expected to be in Saturday's lineup versus the Hurricanes, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports.

      Abdelkader, who missed the most recent practice, curiously didn't lay any hits on the Sabres for what culminated as a 3-2 overtime loss Thursday, but he should be fine moving forward.

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    • Andrew Shaw MON C
      Canadiens' Andrew Shaw: Takes contact Friday
      1h ago

      Shaw (lower body) was cleared for contact Friday but will still sit out Saturday's game against the Lightning, Eric Engels of Sportsnet.ca reports.

      Shaw hasn't played since Jan. 13, so the Canadiens want him to absorb some hits and get his legs ready before reinserting him into the lineup. The 26-year-old forward is effective in a bottom-six role, accruing 10 goals and 19 points while averaging 16:09 of ice through 43 games. Keep an eye out for updates on his status before Monday's game against the Flyers.

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    • James Neal LV LW
      Golden Knights' James Neal: Back to work
      1h ago

      Neal (illness) was on the ice Friday morning, Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports.

      We're expecting Neal to be available for Friday night's home contest against the Canucks given that he nearly gave it a go against the Flames two days prior. The veteran ranks second on the nascent club with 24 goals through 58 games, and he has eight power-play points to boot.

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