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Angel Rondon STL SP
Cardinals' Angel Rondon: Gets call to majors3m ago
The Cardinals recalled Rondon from Triple-A Memphis on Sunday, John Denton of MLB.com reports.
Rondon will give the Cardinals a fresh arm out of the bullpen capable of covering multiple innings after Drew VerHagen covered 2.1 innings in long relief in Saturday's 5-4 win. Matthew Liberatore, who started Saturday's contest, was optioned to Memphis to clear a spot on the active roster for Rondon.
Alejandro Kirk TOR C
Blue Jays' Alejandro Kirk: Not in Sunday's lineup3m ago
Kirk is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
Kirk is 4-for-19 with two doubles, four walks, two RBI and a run over his past seven contests and will head to the bench Sunday for the second time in the past three games. Danny Jansen will take over behind the plate and bat seventh.
Derek Hill DET CF
Tigers' Derek Hill: Resting Sunday4m ago
Hill is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Guardians.
Hill started four of the past six games but he'll get Sunday off, with Daz Cameron getting the nod in center field and batting ninth. Hill should continue to start most days, at least while Austin Meadows (illness) and Victor Reyes (quadriceps) are on the injured list. Willi Castro and Robbie Grossman will start in the corners around Cameron on Sunday.
Jurickson Profar SD LF
Padres' Jurickson Profar: Collects two singles and two walks6m ago
Profar went 2-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base in a 2-1 win over the Giants on Saturday.
There was limited offense in the pitching-dominant matchup, but Profar managed to reach base all five times he came to the plate, getting on via an error in the first inning and following with a pair of singles and a pair of walks. This was his second straight multi-hit performance and fourth over a 10-game on-base streak during which he is slashing .350/.435/.475 with three doubles, a triple, nine runs, two RBI, six walks and three stolen bases.
Lourdes Gurriel TOR LF
Blue Jays' Lourdes Gurriel: Not starting Sunday8m ago
Gurriel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Reds.
The 28-year-old missed one game with hamstring tightness but returned to the lineup Saturday and went 1-for-3 with a strikeout. Gurriel has a .371 OPS through 16 games in May and hasn't hit a home run since April 25. Zack Collins will bat eighth as the designated hitter in Sunday's series finale.
Daz Cameron DET CF
Tigers' Daz Cameron: Starting Sunday10m ago
Cameron is starting in center field and batting ninth in Sunday's game against the Guardians.
This will be Cameron's second appearance in a game since getting recalled from Triple-A Toledo on Monday. For the season, the 25-year-old has just one hit in eight at-bats, and he's nothing more than outfield depth at this point.
Robert Woods TEN WR
Titans' Robert Woods: Making steady progress9m ago
Woods has been patient in his recovery from a torn ACL but is feeling "really good," Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.
Woods has been present at the team's voluntary program this offseason, though he has not physically participated. Instead, both Woods and the team have noted that the focus is on his ability to take part in training camp and maintain his health for the entirety of the 2022 season. Woods was acquired by Tennessee in mid-March, and he could be in line to lead the receiver corps after A.J. Brown was traded during the NFL Draft.
Jeff Wilson SF RB
49ers' Jeff Wilson: Could make 53-man roster11h ago
Wilson is one of four running backs projected to make the 49ers' 53-man roster to begin the 2022 season, according to Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle.
Wilson was considered a potential cut candidate after the 49ers selected a running back in the third round of consecutive drafts, but Branch believes the veteran's well-rounded skillset could outweigh the team's potential need for a third-down option (such as JaMycal Hasty). The 26-year-old Wilson will still have to prove his worth in camp along with re-establishing his durability after missing eight games last year. If Wilson makes the squad, his best prospects would be a backup role to Elijah Mitchell, so his fantasy stock remains low at the moment.
Geno Smith SEA QB
Seahawks' Geno Smith: Early edge in QB competition18h ago
Given his experience and familiarity with the Seahawks offense, Smith has an early edge on Drew Lock in the team's ongoing quarterback competition, Gregg Bell of the Seattle News Tribune reports.
Offensive coordinator Shane Waldron acknowledged that there's "a long time to go" before a final call is made on the team's Week 1 starting QB, but unless the team makes a move for another signal caller, Russell Wilson's replacement will be either Smith or Lock. Per Waldron, "right now, Geno has done such a good job of carrying over (the offensive principles from 2021). He already had a head start over Drew right there." That said, Waldron noted that he likes Lock's "ability to make every throw on the field." Either way, this is a job battle that's way too early to call, and it seems likely that as long as they both remain healthy the duo will share first-team reps in practice this summer.
Kadarius Toney NYG WR
Giants' Kadarius Toney: Undergoes minor knee surgery23h ago
Toney underwent minor knee surgery earlier this offseason, but he is expected to be ready for training camp, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.
The 2021 first-round pick hasn't been participating in OTAs for good reason. While the arthroscopic surgery appears to be insignificant, Toney is not expected to participate in any offseason OTAs altogether. Rookie second-round pick Wan'Dale Robinson will likely be the biggest beneficiary in Toney's absence, but expect the Florida product to be ready to play once training camp rolls around.
Brent Urban DAL DE
Ravens' Brent Urban: Signs with Ravens1d ago
Urban signed a one-year contract with the Ravens on Friday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.
Urban missed the second half of the 2021 season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn triceps but will attempt to carve out a role in Baltimore during the offseason. He appeared in six games with the Cowboys last year and racked up three tackles and a pass defense.
Nick Foles CHI QB
Nick Foles: Could sign with Colts2d ago
The Colts are reportedly working on adding Foles to the team's quarterback mix, according to Zak Keefer of The Athletic.
While Keefer notes that a deal has yet to be agreed upon, there's a chance that Foles could be inked by next week. If so, he'd provide the Colts with an experienced veteran backup behind 37-year-old starter Matt Ryan. Foles is coming off a 2021 campaign in which he saw action in just one regular-season game with the Bears, a spot start in Week 16.
Tyler Herro MIA PG
Heat's Tyler Herro: Dealing with quad injury11h ago
Herro suffered a quadriceps injury during Saturday's Game 3 against the Celtics, Nick Friedell of ESPN.com reports.
Herro played just 20 minutes during the win and was benched in favor of Victor Oladipo during the fourth quarter. Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra said after the game that he had no update on the severity of Herro's injury, but he did say that part of the reason he stuck with Oladipo was because of the injury, but it was also due to the fact that Oladipo was just playing better, per Friedell. It doesn't sound like the quadriceps issue is too serious, but it's certainly something worth monitoring ahead of Monday's critical Game 4.
Jimmy Butler MIA SF
Heat's Jimmy Butler: Likely available for Game 412h ago
Butler's knee injury isn't expected to be serious, and there's a strong possibility he's available for Game 4, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Butler finished the first half of Game 3 with eight points (3-8 FG, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes, but he didn't start the second half and was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game. Victor Oladipo started the second half in place of the All-Star forward and played well, but Butler's potential availability for Game 4 would be a huge boost for the Heat as they look to take a commanding 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Jayson Tatum BOS SF
Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Returns to Game 312h ago
Tatum (shoulder) has returned to Saturday's Game 3 against the Heat, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports.
Tatum appeared to suffer a shoulder injury after being stripped by Victor Oladipo late in the fourth quarter, but the All-Star forward quickly returned to the contest after a brief stint in the locker room.
Jayson Tatum BOS SF
Celtics' Jayson Tatum: Headed to locker room12h ago
Tatum went to the locker room after appearing to suffer a right shoulder injury during the fourth quarter of Saturday's Game 3 against the Heat, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.
Tatum remained on the floor for an extended period after being stripped by Victor Oladipo late in the fourth quarter. After a chaotic sequence, trainers and medical staff helped Tatum to his feet before he was able to make his way to the locker room under his own power. Payton Pritchard replaced the All-Star forward, but the Celtics will likely need Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart to step up in Tatum's absence if they hope to finish their second-half comeback.
Marcus Smart BOS PG
Celtics' Marcus Smart: Returns to Game 3 after hard fall12h ago
Smart has returned to Saturday's Game 3 against the Heat after appearing to suffer an injury at the start of the second half.
Smart was sidelined for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals due to a foot injury, but he's been able to start each of the last two contests. However, he appeared to suffer a setback after a hard fall early in the second half of Game 3, but the point guard was able to return to the contest moments later. Regardless, it's likely something to monitor as the series and postseason progress.
Victor Oladipo MIA SG
Heat's Victor Oladipo: Starts second half of Game 313h ago
Oladipo will start the second half of Saturday's Game 3 against the Celtics in place of Jimmy Butler, who has been ruled out for the remainder of the contest due to right knee inflammation, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Oladipo didn't play in the first half but draws the start in the second half with Miami's All-Star forward sidelined. Oladipo finished Game 2 with 13 points (2-8 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 9-10 FT), one rebound, one assist and one steal in 26 minutes and figures to garner an increased role in the second half of Game 3.
Jordan Binnington STL G
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Injury details clarified11h ago
Binnington is dealing with a suspected knee sprain, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Rutherford adds if the knee sprain is confirmed, Binnington would be at risk of missing multiple weeks. This will likely mean the Blues have to turn to Ville Husso as the starter for the remainder of the team's playoff run, while Charlie Lindgren or Joel Hofer will be called up from AHL Springfield.
Nick Leddy STL D
Blues' Nick Leddy: Produces helper in loss11h ago
Leddy picked up an assist, two shots on goal and a plus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.
Leddy set up a Ryan O'Reilly tally in the second period. Through six playoff outings, Leddy's been limited to two points, eight shots on goal, six hits and a plus-4 rating. The 31-year-old should continue to play on the top pairing, but his lack of power-play time doesn't bode well for his ability to up his scoring pace.
Pavel Buchnevich STL LW
Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Adds assist in loss11h ago
Buchnevich picked up an assist, two shots on goal, two hits, two PIM and a minus-2 rating in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.
Buchnevich helped out on Ryan O'Reilly's second-period tally. While he's still looking for a goal in the playoffs, Buchnevich has contributed seven helpers, 17 shots on net, 17 hits and four PIM through nine outings. The winger is likely to remain in a top-six role going forward.
Colton Parayko STL D
Blues' Colton Parayko: Tallies opening goal11h ago
Parayko scored a goal and added two hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche.
Parayko took a faceoff win from Ryan O'Reilly in the first period, tallying the opening goal at 3:55. Through nine playoff contests, Parayko has picked up five points, 20 shots on net, 22 blocked shots, 11 hits and a plus-7 rating. The defenseman has mixed offense and physicality well in a top-pairing role.
Ryan O'Reilly STL C
Blues' Ryan O'Reilly: In on both goals in loss11h ago
O'Reilly scored a goal on three shots, dished an assist and added two hits in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.
O'Reilly won a faceoff back to Colton Parayko for the opening tally in the first period, then scored one of his own in the second. This gave O'Reilly a seven-game point streak, and he's gotten on the scoresheet in eight of nine playoff contests. The center has seven goals, five helpers, 32 shots on net and a plus-3 rating in the postseason, and he's set the tone from the top of the lineup.
Ville Husso STL G
Blues' Ville Husso: Takes loss in relief11h ago
Husso stopped 19 of 23 shots in Saturday's 5-2 loss to the Avalanche in Game 3.
Husso relieved Jordan Binnington (lower body) in the first period. Things fell apart for Husso in the second period, when he allowed a pair of goals, and his trek to the bench for an extra attacker in the third went awry, leading to the back-breaker. With Binnington's status in doubt for Monday's Game 4, Husso could be set to take over as the starter going forward. His appearance Saturday was his first since May 6.