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Kobe Bryant (knee) fully intends to return this season, ESPN Los Angeles reports. "My plan hasn't changed," Bryant said. "I'm just going about it every single day just trying to get better. That's my job. My job is to get ... back out there on the court when I'm healthy enough to play and that hasn't changed."
The Lakers obviously have nothing to play for but pride and Kobe is full of that. He'll come back and eventually play his 40+ minutes once he is close to 100%. Its a Fantasy risk still however because at his age and with the struggles of the team this is really a nowhere road. ANALYST: Jeff Mans
Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mike Morin has been mediocre (putting it nicely) working in middle-relief for the Angels this season, posting a 6.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 13/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 appearances. Relief Pitcher Cam Bedrosian has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, where he has posted a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 27/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 innings pitched, to take Morin's spot in the bullpen. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Sunday.
This appears to be a routine day off for the Nationals starting Catcher (nothing out of the ordinary in a Sunday afternoon game), but the timing may provide Ramos an opportunity to break out of the mini-slump that he's in. After stringing together a 19-game hit-streak, Ramos has gone 0-for-11 in his last three games. Jose Lobaton, who is 1-for-8 in his career against opposing starting pitcher Aaron Harang, will get the start in Ramos' absence. Analysis: Brad Costilo