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There is a strong likelihood the Chicago Cubs trade SP Jeff Samardzija before Opening Day, according to two sources.
Although the Cubs are listening to offers for their ace, the price would have to be right in order to move him before Opening Day. The club would have more leverage if they waited until the trade deadline in July, so that is more likely to happen than a trade before Opening Day. No matter where he pitches in 2014, Samardzija has the high-strikeout ability to make him an above average fantasy pitcher this season. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Brandon Knight will not return to Saturday's game due to a hip injury.
Based on the way Knight was shooting, it seems like the hip issue was bothering him even before tip-off. He scored just one point thanks to a trip to the free-throw line and he was 0-for-6 from the floor with just two assists. Consider him day-to-day for now and expect the Suns to update his condition Sunday after tests are run. Eric Bledsoe moved over to point guard while Gerald Green came in as the primary shooting guard. Analysis: Howard Bender
Michael Saunders said Saturday that he's feeling no pain one day after undergoing knee surgery.
OK, let's not get too worked up here. We already received the good news that Saunders would only miss a few weeks of the regular season, but let's not get ahead of ourselves. It could just be the post-surgery morphine drip doing the talking here. Saunders went from late-round sleeper to potential waiver wire grab in the span of just a few days. Regardless of these type of feelgood reports, keep in mind that he still underwent a surgical procedure to repair significant damage to his knee. Analysis: Howard Bender