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Bears head coach Mark Trestman says Jay Culter will start next week against the Packers.

If the game was close, Cutler would have never been removed following a pick-six in the fourth quarter. The Bears season will be on the line in Week 17 and their fate will be in the hands of Cutler, not Josh McCown.ANALYST: Matthew Beck

UPDATE: Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said that he does not expect Erick Aybar to go on disabled list. He should be considered day-to-day.

Aybar pulled up grabbing his hamstring trying to lay down and beat out a safety squeeze bunt in the sixth inning of the Angels win on Thursday night. The team did not waste any time getting him off the field and into the locker room to be evaluated. You should consider him day to day and we should get more of an update on Friday from the team. Analysis: Drew Phelps

Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run on Thursday night.

Ramirez finished his day by going 2-for-4 with a double and his 11th home run of the season. After starting out the season red hot, Ramirez has cooled down considerably, so his home run on Thursday was a great step in the right direction, as it was his first home run since April. Hanley is a professional hitter, so there is no reason to believe that this is not a sign of more good things to come.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Nick Martinez went seven innings, allowed two runs, and struck out five on Thursday night.

Martinez pitched very well on Thursday night, as per usual, as his seven innings, two runs, and five strikeouts identically matched his last outing against the Yankees on May 23rd. So far this season, Martinez has been a player to own, as he maintains a 4-1 record and a 2.03 ERA across 10 starts. Considering his consistency across these 10 starts, there is no reason to expect that anything will change from Martinez going forward, so pick him up while you still can.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Eduardo Rodriguez went 7 2/3 innings, walked two, and struck out seven on Thursday night.

Rodriguez was very impressive in his 2015 debut as he lasted nearly eight innings and allowed no runs, on three hits and seven strikeouts. This outing was supposed to be a spot start, but it ended up being the best a Red Sox pitcher has pitched all season long. It’s tough to tell what this means for his value going forward, but considering the Red Sox luck with starters this season, they might be smart to keep him around. Manager John Farrell did mention in his post game comments that Rodriguez definitely earned himself another start, and has a chance to become a mainstay in the rotation going forward if he can continue this kind of success.  Analysis: Dom Murtha

Cardinals running backs coach Stump Mitchell said that rookie David Johnson will be a "big piece of the puzzle" this season.

Mitchell gushed over Johnson while doing a radio interview on Arizona Sports 98.7 and couldn't say enough good things about the former Northern Iowa running back who totaled 1,553 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2014. "He's a guy who has a lot of confidence in his ability to play," Mitchell said. "He's coachable. He's a smart young man, he's physical. He's going to make Andre (Ellington) pick up his game when given the opportunity. He has excellent hands and he's a bigger target to throw the ball to. He's going to be a big piece of the puzzle before this season is said and done." look for the Cardinals to work out Johnson hard this summer and it looks like you keeper league folk can cut Stepfan Taylor loose.  Analysis: Howard Bender

James Paxton left Thursday's start with discomfort in his middle finger.

Paxton's night was cut short in the fifth inning when the pain really began to affect him. He allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and a walk with four strikeouts. He'll be re-evaluated after the game and again Friday morning to determine whether he will be able to make his next start. Consider him day-to-day for now. Analysis: Howard Bender

Erick Aybar left Thursday's game with hamstring tightness.

Aybar dropped down a safety squeeze bunt in the sixth inning and was sprinting to beat the throw to first when he grabbed his hamstring. He headed to the clubhouse almost immediately after and finished the day 1-for-2 with one RBI and a run scored. He was replaced in the field by Taylor Featherston. Consider him day to day for now and look for an update from the Angels on Friday.  Analysis: Howard Bender

With a fifth-inning sacrifice fly, Alex Rodriguez tied Barry Bonds for second on the all-time RBI list.

Rodriguez continues to climb up numerous ladders in the record books. He is currently at 1,996 RBI for his just which is 301 behind Hank Aaron. It would be a tough feat to pass Aaron but having the DH could allow him to keep going. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jaguars TE Clay Harbor is dealing with a calf strain.

Harbor started off the 2014 season relatively strong, but faded as the season went on. The veteran tight end will probably be part of Jacksonville's 53-man, but he won't see much playing time behind newly acquired Julius Thomas and Marcedes Lewis. Analysis: David Kerr

Blue Jays have recalled pitcher Bo Schultz from Triple-A Buffalo.

The Blue Jays needed another arm in their bullpen and Schultz has pitched very well at Triple-A Buffalo, posting a 1.69 ERA in 21 1/3 innings pitched. He figures to pitch in middle relief for Toronto. Analysis: David Kerr

Steven Souza (wrist) has advanced to taking low-speed pitches in the batting cage.

It's possible that Souza could return to Tampa Bay's lineup this weekend, but that will depend entirely on how his wrist feels. The rookie outfielder is batting just .223, though he does have seven home runs and seven steals. Analysis: David Kerr

Ali Marpet recently suffered a hamstring injury during organized team activities and was held out of practice Thursday.

Marpet will take a few days off before being reevaluated, but his injury isn't thought to be serious. The rookie offensive guard is the first player to ever be drafted from Division III school Hobart. He is an important part of Tampa Bay's future especially when it comes to protecting franchise quarterback Jameis Winston. Analysis: David Kerr

Allen Robinson (foot) expects to begin participating in individual drills next week.

Robinson suffered a stress fracture in his foot last year and is progressing quite nicely. He will be ready for individual drills next week and shouldn't be limited going forward. The second year wideout figures to be a focal point in Jacksonville's offense this season. Analysis: David Kerr

Matt Harrison (back) threw 77 pitches in an extended spring training game Thursday. He will throw a bullpen session in Arlington on Sunday and could start a rehab assignment next week.

The Rangers can use all the pitching help they can get, so Harrison's return will be a very welcome addition. It seems logical that the team will use kid gloves with Harrison given his recent back issues, so don't expect to see him back until right around the All-Star break at the earliest. Analysis: David Kerr

Kelvin Benjamin continues to nurse a sore hamstring and sat out organized team activities Thursday.

Benjamin has been dealing with a hamstring injury for about a week and hasn't shown a whole lot of improvement. The Panthers aren't going to rush their franchise receiver back to the field in hope that he will return fully healthy. Barring a deeper injury, Benjamin should be ready for training camp. Analysis: David Kerr

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