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Travis Shaw (hand) is not in the Red Sox lineup on Tuesday.

The injury came out of nowhere as he played in all of Sunday's game and Boston then had Monday off. In either case the injury is considered minor and he is listed as day-to-day. Josh Rutledge will get the start at third base in his place on Tuesday and Shaw should be back out there in the next day or two.
18 minutes ago

After playing at 235 pounds last year, Mychal Kendricks is up to 250 right now.

Kendricks had a disappointing season a year ago and will now take on a slightly different role with the new defensive coordinator, Jim Schwartz, coming over from Detroit. Kendricks also hasn't played 16 games in a season yet in his career and could be hoping that the added weight makes him less susceptible to injuries. Thoughts are that he will take the DeAndre Levy role for the Eagles defense like Levy has in Detroit which will make him the catch-all for the defense and require him to be out there for all 16 games.
21 minutes ago

Jordy Nelson remains on schedule in his recovery from ACL surgery.

It's fast approaching a year since his injury which is usually the full recovery time for an injury of this nature and in fact in April he had already stated he planned on doing everything during OTAs to begin with. Green Bay won't expose him to very much until certainly training camp but possibly even until the first couple of weeks of that pass. With him healthy and in the fold, he immediately returns to the top post in the Packers passing game and should be a very highly targeted option for a WR1 especially seeing how the Aaron Rodgers' led passing attack flounder at times without him on the field.
46 minutes ago

Coach Gary Kubiak said Mark Sanchez (thumb) should be close to full next week.

Sanchez injured his left (non-throwing) thumb prior to the start of OTAs and was a bit of a surprise participant at the first Broncos practices of the year. The fact that he will be close to 100% by next week is good news as it means it's a quick recovery time however it may not matter quite as much since it is his off hand. Sanchez is expected to be the number one option when camp opens with Paxton Lynch getting a shot to outplay him as he learns the offense and builds rapport with the receivers. Neither is an overly appealing option right now despite having Demaryius Thomas to throw to but that could change as we get passed just the first week of OTAs and more into the substantive training camps.
53 minutes ago

Virgil Green had finger surgery and will most of OTAs.

Green had been hoping for an every-down role coming into this season with the way the TE depth chart was shaping up this season, however that will have to be put on hold temporarily at least. The issue doesn't sound serious as it will keep him out for just a matter of weeks as he will be fully ready by training camp, but it does let Garrett Graham and Jeff Heuerman to have more reps early on in the passing game. Green has been a predominantly blocking TE in his time in Denver but does possess the ability and athleticism to be a receiving one if given the chance.
55 minutes ago

A.J. Schugel has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Pittsburgh needs another arm in the pen with Ryan Vogelsong on shelf after getting hit in the face with a pitch on Tuesday and Schugel is their man, once again. However that doesn't mean he is a quality arm as his 4.96 ERA and 1.35 WHIP show in the 16 1/3 innings he pitched for the Pirates earlier in the year. He does however have more strikeouts than innings pitched which helps with getting out of the jams he seems to get in frequently while on the mound.
56 minutes ago

Ryan Vogelsong has been placed on the 15-day disabled list due to facial fractures.

This shouldn't come as a shock to anyone after he took a 92 MPH fastball off of his face in Monday's game while trying to bunt in the second inning. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he stayed overnight Tuesday night. According to his wife, he is stable and will be okay but will obviously be out for a while. Don't expect him to return once the 15 days are up either as this is a longer term injury than that.
58 minutes ago

Yankees claimed RHP Layne Somsen off waivers from Cincinnati.

The 26-year-old reliever was designated for assignment by Cincinnati for make roster room for Daniel Wright, the Tuesday starter for the Reds, and evidently didn't make it through waivers. He made just two appearances for the Reds this season totaling 2 1/3 innings giving up five runs on six hits so he is not a candidate for a MLB bullpen at this point but can provide depth. New York has optioned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre for the time being until he can get his stuff to where it needs to be, but he should be an option this summer to give the regular arms a break at some point.
1 hour ago

Ryan Braun has returned to the Brewers lineup on Tuesday.

Braun was also in the lineup on Sunday for the final game against the Mets after he missed nearly the whole week with a bum knee. Injuries have been the story for Braun, seemingly since he got busted for PED use a few years back, and have caused him to miss at least 20 games a year for the past two seasons and nearly 100 the year before that. Braun, when in the lineup, is a potent force once again with a .360 AVG and seven homers to this point and could get a nice matchup against the struggling Braves who are up next starting Tuesday.
1 hour ago

Kendall Wright said he put on 12 pounds, but feels more explosive.

Wright was listed at 191 pounds by the Titans but is now up to 195 lbs. after adding the 12 pounds in the offseason which means he was playing last season at more like 183, which is just too light for an NFL wide receiver. Wright is injury-prone, playing 24 games the last two years, and now has competition in the receiving core with the Rishard Matthews coming on board in free agency and DGB heading into his second year so he could be looking at reduced targets even when he is on the field. Only in the deepest leagues is he draft worthy at this point.
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