Rob Gronkowski (knee/back) did rehab work on Thursday and did not participate in Patriots practice.
Nobody expects Gronk to return to actual practices with the team until training camp officially opens. Between the recovery form ACL surgery and the back problems, the Patriots are going to keep him on a slow, relaxed timetable for fear of losing him again for an even longer period of time. It is nice to see him progressing though and he should be a worthwhile pick in the first five rounds of most fantasy drafts.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett