Donald Sterling decides to withdraw his support for sale of the Clippers and pursue a $1 billion lawsuit against the NBA.
Great. We were hoping to have a fat-cat racist in the news for quite some time as reporting on his ignorance iss something we all cherish. Not really. As for the news -- Donald Sterling issued a one-page statement dated Monday titled "The Team is not for Sale" and said that "from the onset, I did not want to sell the Los Angeles Clippers." He is not on-board with the $2 billion sale orchestrated by his wife, so we get to stretch this annoyance out a little more.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie (right thumb) has progressed to swinging a fungo bat.
On May 18th, Lowrie was transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day DL. He is still progressing well, but will not be eligible to return to the bigs until a few days after the All-Star break at the earliest. Once he does return, try to grab him on the waiver wire, as he came out of the gates swinging a hot bat (.300 average, four home runs, 10 RBI in 18 games). Analysis: Dom Murtha
Patrick Corbin is scheduled to return next week against the Rangers.
Everything went well in Corbin's final rehab start, so the D-Backs feel that he is ready to make his return next week against the Rangers. After going 14-8 with a 3.41 ERA and 178 strikeouts in 2013, Arizona had high hopes going forward for the young left-hander. Tommy John surgery sidelined him for all of last season up until this point, so it will be interesting to see how he has recovered. Analysis: Dom Murtha