The Heat are aggressively trying to move up in the draft with Shabazz Napier as their target. LeBron James thinks he’s the best point guard in the draft and the Heat are in need of one.
Didn't LeBron opt out of his contract? If so, then why does it matter what he thinks? What if the heat make moves to acquire Napier but the Lakers offer up the world to LeBron and he moves on to them? If they want to target Napier, then by all means, but whether LeBron puts his stamp of approval on it is irrelevant because he's going where the money is, not the players.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Roberto Osuna (back) is available out of the bullpen Monday.
Osuna was complaining about some lower back pain after coming on in relief Sunday, but says he will be available if needed. Osuna has been outstanding this year and could be the solution to the Blue Jays' closer issue. He owns a 2.02 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 42 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings and is in the top 30 of the majors in strikeout rate with a 43:10 K/BB ratio. Analysis: Zack Carpenter
Dodgers transfer LHP Paco Rodriguez to the 60-day disabled list.
This move allows the Dodgers to bring up Eric Surkamp for tonight's bullpen game. Rodriguez, who last pitched for the Dodgers on May 29, will be out at least 8-10 weeks until September after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow. He pitched four scoreless innings in a recent rehab assignment but suffered a setback and will now be sidelined even longer than expected. He has a 2.61 ERA in 10 1/3 innings. Analysis: Zack Carpenter