Former NFL safety Darren Sharper is suspected of committing seven rapes and 11 druggings that allegedly occurred in California, Arizona, Los Angeles and Louisiana.
Charges on Sharper were filed in LA on Friday on two cases of drugging-rapes, but in the filings he is suspected of additional drugging-rapes. Sharper will be arraigned on February 20th and has been suspended without pay since he was originally arrested on January 17th in LA.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Angels have signed Josh Zeid to a minor league deal.
Once considered a closer of the future candidate with the Astros, Josh Zeid has never been able to throw enough strikes to stay in the majors. Zeid pitched 70 2/3 innings for Triple-A Toledo last year in the Tigers system. He did record two saves in six chances but had an ERA of 4.46 and WHIP above one and a half. Although the Angels bullpen could use some help, it remains to be seen if Zeid can make a push to the major league roster this year. His 5.21 ERA in 48 major league innings is not a great sign of things to come. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Angels have signed Lou Marson to a minor league deal.
One may recall the name Lou Marson who has spent time as the number two catcher with the Indians and the Phillies. Marson did play at least 70 games between the years of 2010 - 2012 in Cleveland. He has a career slash line of .219/.309/.299 in 261 career major league games. Marson spent time in Double-A last year for the Reds. The 29 year old catcher should be organizational depth for the Angels in the coming year. Analysis: Greg Jewett
Marlins have signed Craig Breslow to a minor league contract.
After two straight dreadful seasons in Boston, the Marlins are seemingly giving him another chance. Granted it's a minor league deal, but there was no way after posting 5.96 and 4.15 ERAs in two consecutive seasons was there a spot in any bullpen across baseball. He'll have to prove to Miami he can still record outs from their Triple-A affiliate. Analysis: James Grande
Jenrry Mejia has tested positive for PED's for a third time and he has been issued a lifetime ban.
There's stupid and then there's Jenrry Mejia. Mejia started last season as the Mets closer before getting suspended, for a second time, thanks to his enjoyment of PEDs. What made him think he could get away with it if he's already been caught with his hands in the cookie jar TWICE?! It's actually laughable. Maybe he can go pitch in Japan or Iceland. Heck, he'll probably break the drug laws there as well. Welcome to the history books, Mejia. You're now the first one to go down with a permanent MLB ban under the drug-testing program in place. Analysis: James Grande
Dolphins have released Brice McCain.
After just one season with the team, the Dolphins and McCain have parted ways. The seven-year veteran played in 14 games with the team, coming away with 39 tackles, 10 pass deflections and one interception. He's still on the south side of 30, so he'll likely find a new home rather quickly. Analysis: James Grande
Dolphins have released Quinton Coples.
Coples career has gone spiraling in the wrong direction. AFter being a first-round selection in the 2012 draft, Coples enjoyed three solid seasons with the Jets. He only missed two games over that span, coming away with 103 tackles and 16.5 sacks. But, he was moved to linebacker and was simply too slow to cover anybody running down field. He didn't fit the Jets system any longer and was released. He was picked up by Miami and didn't do much of anything there either. He played in six games and didn't record a single tackle. Coples will be looking for a new home for 2016, but who knows if he'll find one. Analysis: James Grande
Update: Chris Bosh is dealing with a strained calf.
Nobody knew why Bosh was sitting out of the all-star game, but now we know he's dealing with a strained calf. He obviously sees the bigger picture and wants to prepare himself for the second half of the season more than playing in a pickup game. Bosh should be well rested when the all-star breaks comes to an end. Analysis: James Grande
Al Horford will replace Chris Bosh in the All-Star game.
If someone went down and couldn't play in the game, it was likely either Al Horford or Kemba Walker got the bid they both deserved. With Bosh, a forward, missing the game, Horford, also a forward/center, got his spot. Horford's averaging 15.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Hawks this season. Analysis: James Grande