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Jacksonville Jaguars GM David Caldwell confirms Justin Blackmon is done in Jacksonville.
Not sure if Blackmon and Browns wide out Josh Gordon were getting high together which prompted Blackmon's eventually release by the Jaguars, but whatever the reason, and there have been plenty, Blackmon will no longer be a Jag, which prompted the team to draft wide outs Marqise Lee and Allen Robinson. The Jags can not officially release Blackmon until he is reinstated which he will have to apply for before the start of the 2014 season. By releasing Blackmon the team washes their hands of the troubled receiver, who has already been suspended twice for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, and in essence free up a large chunk of money to sign players the hope will take their career much more seriously.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Tanner Roark is expected to be on a limit of around 70 pitches Monday.
Monday's start will be the first of the season for the 15-game winner from last year. Roark is taking the spot of Doug Fister in the rotation as Fister recovers from an ailing forearm. The pitch limit will is only because he has not been lengthened into a starter yet this year. Normally an efficient pitcher, the Cubs will test him as they average 4.0 pitches per plate appearance this year. Analysis: Matt Selz
Sean Doolittle is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
The Athletics were thrilled to see the performance of Doolittle in his last rehab outing on Friday. Doolittle was reevaluated on Monday and was given clearance to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Bob Melvin said they would work him back into the fold slowly and not put him right back into high pressure situations. The return of Doolittle hurts the fantasy value of Tyler Clippard. Analysis: Drew Phelps