UPDATES & NEWS
Kobe Bryant (knee) said on Sunday if he gets a clean MRI next week he'll do more then just ride a bike in rehab.
It is not real news until he does more than a ride bike. Keep stashing him for now. However, I would be trying to trade him for a player that can produce now. ANALYST: Mark Kaplan
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva