UPDATES & NEWS
Jason Motte (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list Sunday.
He should immediately settle into an eighth-inning set-up role with Trevor Rosenthal remaining as the team's closer. Yes, Rosenthal has had his ups and downs, but manager Mike Matheny hasn;t even hinted at the notion of changing closers and he certainly isn't going to thrust Motte into the job right from the start upon his return from Tommy John surgery. Grab him if you need holds, though.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Red Sox have recalled Jackie Bradley Jr from Triple-A Pawtucket.
The Red Sox are in need of some depth as Shane Victorino is on the DL and with Mike Napoli nursing a bad case of the sniffles, Daniel Nava is being used at first base. Bradley may be able to audition here for a larger role and could conceivably carve something out for himself while Victorino is out, if he plays well. For now, though, he is not someone fantasy owners should be considering. Analysis: Howard Bender
Bills have exercised their fifth-year contract option on CB Stephon Gilmore.
The Bills are obviously hoping that they exercised the option on the second-half Gilmore and not the first-half guy. Over the early part of the season, Gilmore was toasted by receivers every which way, allowing 22 completions on 27 passes thrown in his direction. In the second half though, he massively improved his coverage skills and allowed just 21 completions on 42 passes thrown his way as quarterbacks made a major attempt to expose his flaws. If he can maintain where he was in the latter half of the season he should prove to be a strong defensive asset. Analysis: Howard Bender