Closer Jonathan Papelbon is stricken with flu-like symptoms. "He's a little iffy" for Monday, Ryne Sandberg said.
While not overly impressive this season, Papelbon has racked up five saves in six chances. Papelbon had a spat with the media this past week over his velocity, but this is an entirely different matter that has nothing to do with pitch speed. Consider him day-to-day for now, but it is unlikely that he will miss any time.ANALYST: David Kerr
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva