Tulowitzki originally left the first game of the Blue Jays current series with the Yankees unexpectedly and is still out on Thursday. The oft-injured Tulowitzki is being replaced by Ryan Goins.
With the left-hander, J.A. Happ on the mound, the Yankees will start Aaron Hicks in center and have Ellsbury come off the bench. Ellsbury has struggled against lefties, so having Hicks in there will provide an offensive upgrade for New York.
The Deflategate story continues as Tom Brady appeals his most recent 4-game suspension. To no surprise, the Patriots owner backs his Quarterbacks' appeal in hopes of having Brady for the first four games of next season. The Pats first four games are against the Cardinals, Dolphins, Texans, and Bills.
It was expected that Dodd would have to have some sort of procedure on his foot, so it is no surprise that the Titans and Dodd got it out of the way early on. Dodd, who the Titans are wanting to make the switch to an OLB role, will miss OTA's but is expected to return and participate in training camp.
For the second time in two weeks, Mark Teixeira was benched shortly before game time due to neck spasms. It is unknown what the extent of the pain is in his neck, but keeping an eye on Teixeria's status is something that is fantasy owners might have to keep an eye on constantly.
Benjamin's long awaited return was finally seen today as he was back on the field for the first time since the horrible ACL injury last season in training camp. Benjamin adds yet another high powered element to the Panthers roster as he recorded 73 caught passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie year.
Due to Matt Carpenter's paternity leave, the Cardinals recalled infielder Greg Garcia from Triple-A. Garcia has major league experience and could see a start or two over the next few days. Garcia, as well as Ruben Tejada, will both get several at-bats this weekend against the Nationals.
Forsythe has been on the DL since May 14th with a hairline fracture in his left shoulder blade. He will be re-evaluated at the end of the month, but Forsythe says he feels that he's getting better as he took ground balls yesterday with no problems. There is no timetable for a return, but Forsythe and the Rays hope that he can return sometime in mid-June.
Carpenter wasn't available to play in Wednesday's loss to the Cubs as he was attending the birth of his first child. It was expected that Carpenter would be put on a brief paternity leave as the Cards travel to Washington this weekend. Jedd Gyorko and Ruban Tejada could both see increased playing time due to Carpenters absence.
The Lions second year running back had surgery in January to repair the torn labrum that he suffered late last season. Abdullah will miss the rest of the offseason and the team will be cautious with his workload in training camp. He is expected to start at RB for Detroit, who also have Theo Riddick and Stevan Ridley on as competition for the back up roles.