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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

Red Sox placed Christian Vazquez (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.

Just a disastrous way for the youngster's season to start. Vazquez had an MRI late last week and both he and the team were troubled by the results which haven't fully been disclosed. He is scheduled to visit Dr. James Andrews this week and we all know what that usually leads to. The Red Sox have since traded for Washington back-up catcher Sandy Leon and have also indicated that Blake Swihart could start the season on the 25-man roster. We are not expecting good things for Vazquez right now. Analysis: Howard Bender

Matt Moore (elbow) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

Moore was sidelined while recovering from Tommy-John surgery in 2014, but will throw a bullpen to continue to his rehab. There has been no definitive timetable, but don't expect Moore back until June, at the earliest. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jake McGee (arthroscopic elbow surgery) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

McGee is on his way back from surgery and will throw a bullpen as he looks to regain his his closer spot. The Rays are employing a closer-by-committee approach with Grant Balfour and Brad Boxberger until McGee comes back. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Alex Cobb (right forearm tendinitis) played catch for a second time Monday and everything went well.

A collective sigh of relief from the Rays organization as it looked like the Cobb situation was headed into a dark situation, but it appears Cobb will be alright. The righty lost his Opening Day start to Chris Archer and has been slipping in drafts to the point he's not even being taken. He will most likely end up starting the year on the DL so he's a good draft and stash candidate for late April or May. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Manager Kevin Cash said the Rays are "not naming a closer, and will go by a committee to start season."

The Rays will go with the same approach they have done in the past and go with the hot-hand or go with the best match-up. Balfour's value slips now due to this and he's a late-round option, if at all.  Analysis: Rob Trayah

Kevin Cash said LHP Drew Smyly's bullpen Sunday went well. Smyly will throw live BP Wednesday and again on Saturday.

Smyly had a solid 2014 campaign and enters 2015 with bigger expectations, but hasn't been fully healthy this spring so the doubt is entering. He won't be ready by Opening Day, but should only miss a few starts and is expected back in April. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Packers and Letroy Guion have reached an agreement on a 1-year deal, per a source. It's Expected to be signed by Tuesday.

The veteran defensive tackle will return to Green Bay on a one-year deal after playing in all 16 games last season, recording 32 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks, a career-high. He had visited the Seahawks in hopes of finding a new home, but returns to the Packers for at least another year. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Casey Janssen got a MRI for his shoulder. It revealed no structural damage.

It seems like Janssen has never got over that shoulder issue that plagued in him 2014, but the Nationals were willing to make him part of their bullpen after trading Tyler Clippard to the Athletics. His value the past three years has come from his saves, something that Drew Storen will be handling and his shoulder troubles are another red flag to stay away from the veteran for the time being. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Marlins granted Reed Johnson his unconditional release.

Johnson was not going to make the major league roster so the Marlins have cut him loose in the hopes he can find another team before the season starts. He was only hitting .205 this spring, with one extra-base hit in 40 plate appearances. Analysis: Rob Trayah

WR Hakeem Nicks is traveling Monday to California to visit the 49ers.

Nicks will visit the 49ers after spending last season in Indianapolis as their No.3 WR and catching 38 passes fro 405 yards and four touchdowns. He will look to add depth in a shrinking wide receiver group that has seen Stevie Johnson and Michael Crabtree already leave the west coast. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Nationals have traded Sandy Leon to the Red Sox.

The Sox have made a move externally to replace Christian Vasquez, who was slated to be the opening day starter, with the Nationals backup catcher in Leon. Leon didn't have any moves left and was most likely to be released so Washington was able to swing something for him. The catching position is unclear in Boston with Ryan Hanigan the supposed catcher by default and Blake Swihart the catcher of the future. However, Leon will get a chance to prove himself after seeing limited time in Washington. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Eric Bledsoe scored 15 points (5-12 FGA, 4-5 FTA) going 1-for-5 from three-point range with one rebound and seven assists in Sunday's 109-97 loss to the Thunder.

Despite not scoring 20 or more points in three straight games Bledsoe has managed to average 20.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 5.6 assists and 1.4 steals over his last five games. As long as he is healthy and on the court Bledsoe remains one of the top options at the point guard position this season and beyond.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Markieff Morris scored a team-high 24 points (10-20 FGA, 3-4 FTA) going 1-for-2 from three-point range with seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in Sunday's 109-97 loss to the Thunder.

Morris continues to have himself a breakout season as he is now averaging 19.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.2 steals over his last five games. There was some question as to whether or not he would ever live up to his post college hype, but now that he has received the playing time he has proven he is certainly a rising start in the league and in all fantasy formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Bryan Holaday was optioned to Triple-A Toledo . James McCann will become the Tigers backup catcher.

Holaday loses out on the backup catcher spot behind Alex Avila and will start the year in Triple-A. He wasn't a good offensive option to begin with, but now that's not even going to be on the major-league roster, you can pass on him in the deepest of two-catcher leagues.  Analysis: Rob Trayah

Ex-coach Josh Heupel talked Sam Bradford out of quitting.

Not the most encouraging news if you are an Eagles fan as Bradford is now your starting QB and was a decision away from ending his career. The former St. Louis Ram has torn an ACL twice in his six year career and never fully developed into the number one overall talent that he garnered. He gets a fresh start in Philly after being traded for Nick Foles and joins Chip Kelly's high powered offense that has been revamped for 2016.  Analysis: Rob Trayah

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