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Victor Cruz (concussions) will have to go through protocol before getting cleared for practice.
The Giants may just roll up their tents and pack it in with Cruz right now as their season is all but over. There is no need to risk further injury to their all-star wide receiver and they would be better off highlighting some of the lesser used guys to see who could step up once Hakeem Nicks leaves during the offseason. Cruz' year was hindered by the ineffectiveness of Eli Manning this year. Perhaps the two should spend the offseason together to help fix what went wrong this year. With a "normal" Eli, Cruz is an unstoppable force at the wide receiver position and should be treated as such next year.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Carlos Rodon will start on Saturday.
Rodon will make his first MLB start Saturday, as news came earlier that Jeff Samardzija will drop his appeal on his recent suspension. Rodon has allowed two earned runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out four over 6 1/3 innings out of the White Sox' bullpen this season. Analysis: Nate Miller