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LeBron James' agent Rich Paul has told the Miami Heat LeBron will exercise his early termination option.
Of course he is. Because that's what LeBron is really about. He abandoned Cleveland for more money and a better chance at an NBA title by joining an All Star team in Miami and now that they've won the title but failed to repeat, he is going to snub $20.59 million this season ($22.1125 in 2015) and look for more money around the league. He's not about loyalty or team-building. He's a hired gun who will go to the highest bidder with the best chance to win. Despite playing in an era where free agency dominates all sports, this type of team-jumping gives fans very little reason to respect him as a player. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Tanner Roark is expected to be on a limit of around 70 pitches Monday.
Monday's start will be the first of the season for the 15-game winner from last year. Roark is taking the spot of Doug Fister in the rotation as Fister recovers from an ailing forearm. The pitch limit will is only because he has not been lengthened into a starter yet this year. Normally an efficient pitcher, the Cubs will test him as they average 4.0 pitches per plate appearance this year. Analysis: Matt Selz
Sean Doolittle is expected to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
The Athletics were thrilled to see the performance of Doolittle in his last rehab outing on Friday. Doolittle was reevaluated on Monday and was given clearance to be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday. Bob Melvin said they would work him back into the fold slowly and not put him right back into high pressure situations. The return of Doolittle hurts the fantasy value of Tyler Clippard. Analysis: Drew Phelps