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
Indians optioned P Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
Tomlin has some upside if he can repeat his 8.13 K/9 from last season, but home runs will likely always be an issue. Tomlin has allowed 1.41 HR/9 over his big league career, far too high for him to be a consistent fantasy producer. He will almost certainly be in the rotation at some point and could even get the call up before Danny Salazar even though Salazar has far more upside for fantasy. Analysis: Steve Pimental