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Major League Baseball Players Association player representatives overwhelmingly agreed that New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call the day he sued the MLBPA. However, union leaders said they could not legally pursue his expulsion, three sources on the call said. "That's what everyone was thinking," an anonymous player said Tuesday, Jan. 21. "We wanted to get on this call and not let him back. (To say), 'This is our game and we don't want you in it'." 

If the MLBPA had it there way, Rodriguez would never play baseball again, but that will be a tall task to accomplish. If Rodriguez was kicked out of the MLBPA, he would become the first player since the 1995 player strike to be blacklisted from the union. ANALYST: Matthew Beck

James Develin has a broken tibia and will be out for 6-8 weeks.

The fullback position for the Patriots is going to have to be fulled by committee after the injury to Develin. He will miss 6-8 weeks but once he returns he will likely regain the starting the job at FB.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Mark Teixeira is doubtful for Saturday.

Teixeira has been battling a shin bruise over the past week and will likely sit out again on Saturday. He has had a great year to this point but injuries have hindered his performance as of late. Keep an eye on this injury as it could play a role in the Yankees finish to the year. Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Josh Thole has been optioned to the Bluefield Blue Jays.

With the recall of Hutchison the majors, Thole will be sent back down the minors. He was serving as a backup catcher on the team but did not receive much playing time. In 11 games he is hitting .226 with two RBI. Thole will likely spend the rest of his year down in the minors.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

The Blue Jays recalled Drew Hutchison from Triple-A Buffalo.

Hutchison has been solid for the Blue Jays this year and will get the call up to finish out the year on the big league club. In 24 starts this year, Hutchison is 12-2 with a 4.09. If he strings together a few good starts he could be someone to take a look on the waiver wire.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Kirk Cousins will get the start against the Ravens Saturday.

With the injury to Robert Griffin III, Cousins will be the next man up to get the start on Saturday. If he is has a good showing he could potentially steal the starting job out from Griffin. Keep an eye on the QB situation over in Washington. Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Albert Wilson suffered an AC sprain in his shoulder Friday.

Wilson likely does not have any future in the WR corps for the Chiefs and this will likely just be another roadblock for him to make it up the depth chart. He will likely miss the last game of the preseason for the Chiefs.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Clay Harbor injured his right ankle in the third quarter of Friday's preseason game.

Harbor is going to have a limited role on this Jaguar's team but it looks like he may miss some time being he injured his ankle last night. Keep an eye on the injury as he may not be ready to go for the regular season.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Dorial Green-Beckham (ankle) was dressed for Friday's preseason game but did not play.

Beckham could be a difference maker for the Titans but as of right now the Titans are taking it slow with him. He tweaked his ankle but should be ready for the start of Week 1.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Athletics recall RHP Aaron Brooks from Triple-A Nashville. Option INF Max Muncy.

The A's have called up Aaron Brooks from Triple-A. In three starts this year Brooks is 1-1 with a 6.20 ERA. He will split time in the bullpen and getting spot starts for the remainder of the season.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Steven Wright (concussion) has been cleared to begin further workouts.

Wright has been solid for the Red Sox this year in nine starts going 5-4 with a 4.09 ERA. He will start working out and throwing for the Red Sox in hopes he will be good soon.  Analysis: Dillon Conklin

Kevin Jepsen grabbed his ninth save with two strikeouts and a walk against Houston.

Jepsen did give up two hits in the ninth, but he also posted two strikeouts to snag his ninth save on the season. His current ERA is 2.44 and while he is on closing duties for the Twins, he looks to likely continue picking up easy saves while they close the season out. Analysis: Howard Bender

Kyle Gibson allowed four hits and no runs through five innings of baseball, with four strikeouts and three walks.

Gibson has been really up and down in his starts this season, while maintaining a decent 3.82 ERA and 1.32 WHIP. In his eight previous starts, he has allowed two runs three times, and six or more runs four times, which shows exactly why he commands a 9-9 record on the season. He's not going to be a pitcher you can count on blindly, but in the right match-up and situation, he can be great to have. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Eduardo Nunez went 1-3 with a home run, two RBI, and a run scored in Friday's win over Houston.

Nunez hit a two-run shot to help the Twins grab a win over Houston, marking their seventh win in the past eight games. Nunez has been sitting out of nearly every other game for the Twins, but he's shown decent production, batting .258 in August with eight hits on 31 plate appearances. Analysis: Mark Pitts

Scott Kazmir allowed three runs on three hits, including one home run, with six strikeouts through seven innings in Friday's loss against the Twins.

Kazmir has very solid numbers on the season, including a 2.45 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, but is still left with a 7-9 record overall. He held the Twins to just three runs in the game but without any run support, it attributed to his fourth loss in his last five starts. He's pitched very well since joining the Astros, and could have very easily had a winning record by this point in the season. Analysis: Mark Pitts

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