Cole Hamels (biceps) is expected to start Wednesday against the Dodgers.
Hamels threw seven innings of one-run ball for High-A Clearwater on Thursday and allowed just three hits in what was expected to be his final rehab start before heading back to the majors. There was talk of actually bringing him up Tuesday, but manager Ryne Sandberg wants to set it up so that A.J. Burnett is between his two lefties, Hamels and Cliff Lee. It's a tough match-up against the Dodgers but it's also hard to tell you to sit him for his season debut. Gun to my head, I say start him and take the chance. How bad could it be?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Peavy(back tightness) will have next rehab start pushed back a couple of days
Peavy, who had a setback in his rehab on Wednesday, will have his next start moved backed. The move is due to him not being 100 percent physically yet and he is having trouble getting comfortable on the mound. Based on his next start the Giants should layout a plan for his return to the rotation. Pitching depth can't come soon enough as the Giants lead over the Dodgers for first in the NL West is a half game. Analysis: Matt Selz
Update: Cano is suffering from Ear Infection
The Mariners now believe the Cano, who has been out since Thursday with flu-like symptoms, has been suffering from an Ear Infection. It appears as though he will try and play on Saturday after feeling better on Friday. Cano received medication and IV treatment to keep his weight up. Analysis: Matt Selz
Alvin Gentry will have a second interview with the Pelicans
Gentry, currently the lead assistant for Golden State, was extended a second interview with the Pelicans brass. The Pelicans are looking to replace the fired Monty Williams with an up-tempo-style offensive coach and as lead assistant, Gentry was responsible for play calling that led the Warriors to the leagues number 1 offense and a 67-15 record in the regular season. Although he is the first candidate to be interviewed a second time, this time in New Orleans instead of San Francisco, there are other candidates in the race namely Jeff Van Gundy and the newly fired Tom Thibodeau. As usual we will just have to see where the annual coaching carrousel winds up. Analysis: Matt Selz