The Washington Redskins remain open to parting ways with Kirk Cousins at the right price.
Mark Maske of The Washington Post reported the Redskins want a second-round pick in the NFL draft in exchange for the backup quarterback, according to a person familiar with the team's planning.
They're highly unlikely to get it. Cousins seems to be the perfect fit to be a career back up in the NFL for 10 plus years. He has a 56.2 completion percentage, 51.5 QBR and 8:10 TD-to-INT ratio in eight career games. It would be a sign of absolute desperation if a quarterback-needy team gave up a second-rounder for Cousins. ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Bryce Harper said he will not be participating in the Home Run Derby.
This is the second time Harper has been invited to participate All-Star weekend event. In 2013 he finished second behind Yoenis Cespedes and had his father throwing him the pitches during the derby. Harper's dad recently had surgery on his rotator cuff and wouldn't be able to pitch to his son this year. Due to his father's lack of availability he is not participating. Analysis: Matt Selz
Derek Norris is leading off for the Padres on Monday.
It's not everyday that you see a catcher in the leadoff spot for a team. San Diego's offense has been only okay this season, after all of the high profile off-season pick ups, ranking in the middle of the pack in the National League in runs scored and towards the bottom in AVG. Norris has not hit lead off all season but has hit second 33 times and on in the year he is batting .241 with 11 homers and 45 RBIs. Analysis: Matt Selz