Dillon Gee (lat) resumed throwing Wednesday on flat ground.
Gee had a setback early last week and that has pushed his return off by at least a week, if not more. He was tentatively scheduled to return June 5, but had to be shut down to let the pain in his back subside once again and now they're back to flat ground sessions before allowing him to get back onto a mound. Depending on how he feels Saturday morning, the team could have him throwing from a mound by early next week and from there, a rehab session. How many starts in the minors he needs will probably be decided on a day-to-day basis. Mid-June seems like a fair estimate; possibly a few days past that.ANALYST: Howard Bender
ESPN sources say the Wizards are pushing hard to land David West.
The veteran power forward averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists over 28.7 minutes per game last season for the Pacers. His veteran leadership is as much a part of his game as his work in the frontcourt and several teams are expected to be courting the 34-year old. If the Wizards are going to make a hard push, then an offer should come soon. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cole Hamels is unlikely to accept a trade to the Houston Astros.
Hamels has a limited no trade clause that allows him to block trades to 20 teams. Hamels would be the perfect target for the Astros as a true ace with team control beyond this season, but they will have to work elsewhere. Hamels will have a better chance at wins wherever he winds up, but a trade to the American League would obviously hurt his fantays value. Analysis: Steve Pimental