New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon will try to return to action tonight vs. Portland. The shooting guard is listed as day-to-day with a right hip contusion, but is essentially a game-time decision for the 7 p.m. home game against the Trail Blazers.
“I’m starting to ramp up (physical activity) today,” Gordon said after the Pelicans’ morning shootaround. “I still have discomfort as far as jumping and being explosive, running. We’ll see what happens. It is feeling a lot better. I want to see what I can do in warmups (before the game). If I’m not able to do the things I’m capable of, then it’s going to be very, very tough (to play).”
Blue Jays prospect Miguel Castro left Friday's game with a right hand issue.
Castro officially left the game with forearm tightness, which does not sound good at all. As we've seen too many times over the past couple of seasons, forearm tightness generally leads to Tommy John surgery. Castro showed a lot of promise with the Blue Jays early this season, stepping in as closer for a couple weeks, but the 20-year old struggled with command, leading to his demotion. Analysis: Ben Diamond