Updates & News
Jason Heyward showed up to spring training with some added muscle, and the outfielder said that he will wear a protective guard on his batting helmet this season, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
At 24, it would be a good time to bet on Heyward taking a step forward in his development. The Braves recently locked him up through 2015, and if he could approach his 2012 numbers this season and next, he can expect a big payday in 2016. Improved performance at the plate would also bode well for the Braves' pennant hopes.ANALYST: Ivar G. Anderson
Paul Millsap does not need surgery on his shoulder, just rest.
After the Hawks were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs, it was reported he could need surgery on his sprained right shoulder. Millsap will head into the offseason as a free agent and he is reportedly undecided about how he will conduct his summer. He didn't play well in the playoffs, although it's tough to know how much the shoulder affected his play. Analysis: Spencer Silva
Blue Jays optioned RHP Scott Copeland to Triple-A Buffalo.
Copeland didn't pitch during his short stint back with the club, but recorded three scoreless innings in a previous stint earlier this month. At 27, he's not much of a prospect in spite of having strong success in the International League in 2015. He could eventually establish himself as a swingman for the Jays in the near future. Analysis: Spencer Silva