Henry was only able to catch passes on the sidelines today. He hasn't been able to practice all week and seems unlikely he will play. Even if Henry does play, Gates is the main tight end. The last two weeks Gates has 19 targets while Henry has only four
Cooley, after going undrafted back in 2013, has bounced around the NBA and the D-League since. Last season, however, he played for the German club MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. He'll look to make a name for himself in the G-League this season.
We suspect an arbitrator will ultimately grant Watson a salary that comes in less than his $1.4 million ask, but higher than the $700,000 the Preds wish to provide. The Michigan native largely avoided the AHL this past season and proceeded to put up five goals, 12 assists and 99 PIM in 77 games for the parent club during the regular season. Watson also held his own during the postseason, as he averaged 13:40 of ice time and skated to a plus-3 rating with nine points over 22 grueling contests.
He was a last-minute scratch from Friday's lineup, but it would seem the discomfort in Molina's ankle has subsided for the most part. The 35-year-old has hit safely in seven of his last eight games and he's already exceeded his home run totals from each of the past three seasons. His playing time isn't in question even with Carson Kelly now on the roster.
The Joe Gibbs Racing star is carrying a lot of momentum into the Brickyard this weekend coming off his big win at Loudon last week. The No. 11 team unloaded the fastest race car to start the weekend. Hamlin beat out Martin Truex Jr. for the fastest lap of the opening session. He should crack the Top 10 in Sunday's 400-mile race at Indy.
After joining the Raptors via trade in mid-July as a filler that allowed the team to unload DeMarre Carrol to the Nets, Hamilton was subsequently waived. Now, he has opted to take his talents to China, signing with the Beijing Shougang Ducks. He averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds across 18.4 minutes per game with the Nets last year.
The Reds made the roster move official, swapping out Ariel Hernandez for Stephenson, who will toe the rubber in place of Scott Feldman (knee). Stephenson has struggled in 21 appearances (eight starts) at the big-league level so far in his career, and he's lost his shine as a former top prospect as a result, but the 24-year-old has been throwing a lot of strikes lately with Louisville (13 walks in 40.1 innings).
Hernandez was called up earlier this month to bolster the Cincinnati bullpen, but was rocked for six earned runs in his last outing, Thursday against Arizona. The meltdown skyrocketed his season ERA to 5.28 over 15.1 innings, earning him the honor of being sent down to clear a roster slot for Saturday's starting pitcher, Robert Stephenson. Look for the right-handed reliever to see more opportunities at the Triple-A level and possibly vie for a late-season call-up.
The 24-year-old pivot was selected by the 'Yotes in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he fashioned 11 goals and 14 helpers over 77 games, and received 2:14 of ice time in shorthanded situations. Arizona's qualifying offer of one year and $687,500 was a bit of a head scratcher given Martinook's scoring acumen and middle-six role, but there should be no hard feelings since the two sides ended up reaching a settlement on their own.
Robertson has been working towards becoming a full participant in baseball activities, and it appears he's making good progress in his overall recovery. The 23-year-old shortstop was placed on the DL at the end of June with neck spasms and will likely need multiple rehab games before joining the big league roster.
Claudio faced the minimum six batters in the outing, allowing a base hit to Steven Souza to lead off the bottom of the 10th before generating a double-play ball. While Friday's contest didn't count as a save situation, Claudio's entry into the contest in the ninth inning of a tie ball game illustrates that he clearly has the trust of manager Jeff Banister in high-leverage spots. After collecting the Rangers' most recent two saves, Claudio remains the leading candidate to close out games, but as a soft-tossing lefty, he might not have much staying power in the role. Keone Kela, who was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, warrants stashing in most deeper leagues in the event Claudio eventually transitions back to setup duties.
Choo played an integral role in ending the Rangers' five-game losing streak, with his ninth-inning solo shot tying things at 3-3. He would come to the plate again in the top of the 10th, drawing an intentional walk before Elvis Andrus' infield single allowed the Rangers to capture the lead. For all his heroics Friday, Choo has largely scuffled in July, bating .233 with two home runs, seven RBI and seven runs in 15 games.
He's caught 10 of his team's last 11 games and is slashing .447/.512/684 with two homers and nine RBI in 43 plate appearances. Cervelli's current .278 batting average is at its highest mark since Opening Day. He's set to start at least one of Pittsburgh's next two games in Colorado, where he features a career .412 batting average.
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