Rob Gronkowski was bursting, planting, and cutting during the early portions of Thursday’s practice open to the media, and doesn’t look like he’s having any limitations. Whether he’ll be ready to play in the first month of the season is another matter.
Boy that last sentence above really takes the wind out of the sails, doesn't it? Gronk is doing just fine in his own private little rehab world, but how he'll fare against defenders hitting him every step of the way is yet to be determined. We'll continue to track his progress as we get closer to fantasy draft season and see just how much time on the actual practice field he puts in once training camp opens.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Yankees grant RHP Scott Baker his unconditional release.
Baker was enjoying a serviceable career when he was with the Twins, but Tommy John surgery in 2012 derailed his career. He has yet to return to that form he exhibited when he was a starter in Minnesota and the Yankees have released the 33-year old. Baker could get signed by a team who believes that they can jump start his spiraling career. Analysis: Colby Conway