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  • Victor Robles WAS CF
    Nationals' Victor Robles: Out of Wednesday's lineup
    5m ago

    Robles is not starting Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com of reports.

    The center fielder went enjoyed a 3-for-4 May 8 performance but has not reached base in seven plate appearances since. 2021 has been an overall struggle at the plate for Robles, but his defense will keep him locked-in as the primary center fielder for the foreseeable future. Andrew Stevenson fills in for Robles in center Wednesday.

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  • Josh Bell WAS 1B
    Nationals' Josh Bell: Not starting Wednesday
    11m ago

    Bell is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Phillies, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    The switch-hitting first baseman receives a day off after going 3-for-25 in his last six games. Bell has 28 strikeouts to just six walks this season, getting on base at a lowly .200 clip. Ryan Zimmerman gets the start at first base.

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  • Paolo Espino WAS RP
    Nationals' Paolo Espino: Optioned to Triple-A
    16m ago

    Espino was optioned Wednesday to Triple-A, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

    The righty yields his roster spot to reliever Wander Suero. Espino was effective after being called up April 18, posting a 1.64 ERA in six appearances, one of which was a start.

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  • Aaron Hicks NYY CF
    Yankees' Aaron Hicks: Back in action Wednesday
    17m ago

    Hicks (lower leg) is starting in center field and batting sixth Wednesday against the Rays.

    The 31-year-old was scratched from Tuesday's starting nine with a bruised right shin, but he'll rejoin the lineup after taking a day off to recover. Hicks is 10-for-27 with a 1.040 OPS over his past nine games.

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  • Avisail Garcia MIL RF
    Brewers' Avisail Garcia: In Wednesday's lineup
    22m ago

    Garcia is starting in right field and batting fifth Wednesday against the Cardinals despite not feeling 100 percent with a minor back issue, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

    The outfielder hasn't started a game since Saturday but has appeared as a pinch hitter in both of the Brewers' games since then. Garcia is hitting .483 with one home run and one steal in 29 at-bats this month.

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  • Anthony Castro TOR RP
    Blue Jays' Anthony Castro: Another bullpen on tap
    24m ago

    Castro (forearm) hopes to throw another bullpen session this weekend, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.

    The 26-year-old recently threw a bullpen session and was still experiencing some tightness, but it apparently isn't much of a concern as he could retake the mound this weekend. Castro landed on the injured list May 2 with a strained right forearm and is already eligible to be activated, though it's unclear when he's expected to rejoin the active roster.

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  • Blake Bortles LAR QB
    Packers' Blake Bortles: Joins Packers as workouts approach
    17m ago

    Bortles agreed to a one-year contract with the Packers on Wednesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Prior to Bortles' signing, Jordan Love was the only quarterback slated to attend the start of in-person workouts April 17, so the 29-year-old's presence fills a clear need for depth at the position. The ongoing saga of Aaron Rodgers' disgruntlement with management will ultimately determine Bortles' chances of making the Packers' Week 1 roster in a backup capacity.

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  • Rashod Bateman BAL WR
    Ravens' Rashod Bateman: Inks rookie contract
    27m ago

    Bateman signed his four-year rookie contract with the Ravens on Wednesday.

    Bateman's four-year, $12.6 million rookie deal includes a $6.5 million signing bonus. Having selected Bateman in the first round of April's draft, at No. 27 overall, the Ravens will have to make a decision about his fifth-year option come 2024. In the more immediate future, Bateman's draft capital and skill set should give him a near immediate starting opportunity alongside Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins. The Minnesota standout's ability to create separation off the line of scrimmage should translate well to the pro level, giving Lamar Jackson some much-needed help in the intermediate passing game. That said, the infamously scarce passing volume of Baltimore's offense may cap Bateman's fantasy upside as a rookie.

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  • Sam Jones IND OG
    Sam Jones: Cut by Colts
    2h ago

    Indianapolis waived Jones on Wednesday.

    Jones landed on Indianapolis' practice squad late last December, but he never received a call-up to the 53-man active roster before the season ended. He previously spent time with the Cardinals and Broncos earlier in his career.

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  • Penei Sewell DET OT
    Lions' Penei Sewell: Forced to miss rookie minicamp
    2h ago

    Sewell announced Wednesday via his personal Twitter account that he won't be attending Detroit's rookie minicamp after testing positive for COVID-19.

    The Lions' rookie camp kicks off Friday, but since Sewell is in the midst of a quarantine period , he'll be ineligible to attend team activities for the entire duration of the camp. The No. 7 overall pick of April's draft, Sewell recently sat out the 2020 college football season due to concerns related to the pandemic.

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  • Austin Walter SF RB
    Austin Walter: Departs San Francisco
    2h ago

    The 49ers waived Walter on Wednesday.

    Walter had one carry for three yards and secured his lone target for 27 yards in four appearances last season. Back in 2019, he suited up for a single game for the Giants.

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  • Charles Leno Jr. CHI OT
    Football Team's Charles Leno: Signing with Washington
    6h ago

    Leno agreed Wednesday with Washington on a one-year, $5 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Leno spent the first seven seasons of his career in Chicago and the last six anchoring the left side of the line. After his surprise release earlier this month, Leno was quickly able to catch with another organization. He'll be protecting Ryan Fitzpatrick's blind side in 2021.

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  • Reggie Bullock NY SF
    Knicks' Reggie Bullock: Questionable for Thursday
    2m ago

    Bullock is listed as questionable for Thursday's game against the Spurs due to a sprained right ankle.

    Bullock emerged from Tuesday's overtime loss to the Lakers with a sprained ankle, and the Knicks will keep an eye on his status over the next 24 hours before making a final call. Bullock played 46 minutes Tuesday for the second consecutive game, though he finished with just five points on 2-of-9 shooting (1-5 3Pt).

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  • Aaron Holiday IND PG
    Pacers' Aaron Holiday: Questionable vs. Bucks
    4m ago

    Holiday (toe) is questionable for Thursday's contest against the Bucks.

    A sprained toe caused Holiday to miss Tuesday's game against the 76ers, but he could be back in action Thursday. Across his past eight appearances, he's averaged 8.8 points, 4.0 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 24.1 minutes.

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  • Jeremy Lamb IND SG
    Pacers' Jeremy Lamb: Ruled out Thursday
    4m ago

    Lamb (knee) will not play Thursday against the Bucks.

    Lamb will miss a 14th straight game, and with only two more chances to return before the end of the regular season, the guard's opportunities are quickly dwindling.

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  • Edmond Sumner IND PG
    Pacers' Edmond Sumner: Out Thursday
    6m ago

    Sumner (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game versus Milwaukee.

    Sumner will be sidelined for the second consecutive contest with a bruised left knee. The 25-year-old's next chance to take the court will be the penultimate game of the regular season Saturday against the Lakers.

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  • Matisse Thybulle PHI SG
    76ers' Matisse Thybulle: Questionable vs. Heat
    6m ago

    Thybulle (hand) is questionable for Thursday's matchup against the Heat.

    Left hand soreness prevented Thybulle from playing Tuesday. If he's out again Thursday, more minutes would be available for Tyrese Maxey.

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  • Shake Milton PHI SG
    76ers' Shake Milton: Should be available Thursday
    8m ago

    Milton (knee) is probable for Thursday's contest against the Heat.

    Milton was a late scratch against the Pacers on Tuesday, but he should be good to go Thursday. Since the start of April, he's averaged 11.4 points, 2.9 assists and 2.3 rebounds in 20.9 minutes.

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  • Gaetan Haas EDM C
    Oilers' Gaetan Haas: Not playing Wednesday
    1h ago

    Haas (foot) is not in the lineup Wednesday against Montreal.

    Haas will miss his sixth straight game with the foot issue, and with just two regular-season games left after Wednesday, it's unclear if he'll return prior to the playoffs.

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  • Ryan Donato SJ C
    Sharks' Ryan Donato: Will miss season finale
    1h ago

    Donato (undisclosed) will not be in the lineup Wednesday against Vegas.

    Donato will have missed six of the last nine games of the season and finish with just six goals and 14 assists in 50 contests. His 5.8 shooting percentage was the lowest of his four-year NHL career.

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  • Jake Walman STL D
    Blues' Jake Walman: Tests positive for virus
    1h ago

    Walman has tested positive for COVID-19 and will enter the NHL's virus protocols.

    As such, Walman won't play Wednesday or Thursday (both against Minnesota), and it's unclear if he'll be ready to return for the postseason, which likely starts for the Blues next week.

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  • Michael Frolik MON RW
    Canadiens' Michael Frolik: Suiting up in finale
    1h ago

    Frolik ascended from the taxi squad and will play Wednesday's game against the Oilers, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    Frolik has yet to record a point in seven games this season, but he'll get another look with the team resting a slew of regulars ahead of the postseason. He'll center the fourth line.

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  • Jeff Petry MON D
    Canadiens' Jeff Petry: Won't play Wednesday
    1h ago

    Petry (undisclosed) will sit out Wednesday's game against Edmonton, Arpon Basu of The Athletic

    With all four North Division playoff seeds set, the Canadiens are resting plenty of regulars in their season finale, so Petry is likely just being given some rest. There's no reason why the blueliner shouldn't be good to go for Game 1 against the Maple Leafs next week.

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  • Tyler Toffoli MON RW
    Canadiens' Tyler Toffoli: Getting a rest day
    2h ago

    Toffoli (rest) won't play in Wednesday's season finale versus Edmonton, Arpon Basu of The Athletic reports.

    The Canadiens are locked into the fourth seed in the North division, so they've decided to rest several key players including Toffoli Wednesday. Toffoli has been fantastic this season, racking up 28 goals and 44 points in 52 contests, making him an attractive option for playoff pools.

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