UPDATES & NEWS
Rudy Gay will exercise his $19.3M option, but has tabled extension talks until after July 1.
Gay will have another year as the Kings top man to help pad his resume, all the while, raking in a boatload of cash. He'll skip the extension talks for the time being, watch the free agent market and then decide whether it's in his financial best-interest to sign an extension or play the field.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Jed Lowrie left Monday's game with a thumb injury. He's going back to Houston Tuesday for an MRI.
In all likelihood Jonathan Villar or Marwin Gonzalez will fill in for Lowrie if he misses extended time, but there's an outside chance the first-place Astros call up uber-prospect Carlos Correa for his first major league taste. Correa is murdering the Texas League (Double-A) to the tune of .375/.429/.719 with four home runs and two stolen bases. He's worth a speculative add in competitive leagues until the situation becomes more clear. Astros GM Jeff Luhnow has hinted that he wouldn't be scared to "lift" Correa straight from Double-A at some point. Analysis: Spencer Silva