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Tye McGinn Headshot

McGinn signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Lightning on Thursday.

McGinn didn't appear in a single game with the Lightning last season, and instead spent the entirety of the 2016-17 campaign in the minors, notching 19 points (10 goals, nine assists) in 21 games with AHL Syracuse. This is nothing more than an organizational depth signing for Tampa Bay.
5:31 pm (EST)
José Ramírez (B) Headshot

Manager Terry Francona said X-rays on Ramirez's forearm came back negative, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

This is welcomed news for Ramirez and the Indians, as Thursday's tests seem to indicate he avoided any sort of serious injury after being hit by a pitch in the forearm. Francona didn't rule him out for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader, though he likely wouldn't start if he does end up seeing action. He should be good to go for this weekend's series against the Royals.
5:27 pm (EST)
Wilmer Flores (R) Headshot

Flores (ribs) will remain on the active roster and avoid the disabled list at the present time, Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports.

After testing out the left rib injury and discussing his condition with manager Terry Collins prior to Thursday's series finale against the Yankees, it was determined that Flores would stay on the active roster but likely need a couple days off to recover. It seems as though the Mets finally received some good news concerning an injury, but it's still worth keeping an eye on Flores, because if his condition doesn't improve over the next few days he could wind up landing on the DL. In his place, Matt Reynolds was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas and will start at third for Thursday's contest.
5:27 pm (EST)
Aroldis Chapman (L) Headshot

Pitching coach Larry Rothschild said Chapman (hamstring) came through Thursday's bullpen session with no issues, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

This is an encouraging development, as it appears Chapman may be able to avoid a DL stint. He'll get Thursday night off, and the Yankees will see how he feels Friday before making a decision regarding his status. He'll immediately resume his role as the closer whenever he returns to action, but in the meantime, Dellin Betances and David Robertson will cover the ninth inning.
5:19 pm (EST)
Kyle Gibson (R) Headshot

Gibson (6-10) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out three batters through four innings during Thursday's loss to Cleveland.

Gibson allowed 20 runs through 27.1 innings over his past five starts for a 6.59 ERA and 1.65 WHIP. The underwhelming stretch continued Thursday against Cleveland, as the 29-year-old righty continues to show little fantasy promise. Outside of streaming Gibson against weak opponents, it's difficult to find incentive to utilize Gibson in the majority of fantasy settings. He lines up to face the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field in his next start.
5:17 pm (EST)
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