UPDATES & NEWS
Yasiel Puig will lead off for the Dodgers on Saturday.
Puig is 6-for-25 (.240) out of the leadoff spot, but does have a .345 OBP. In addition to that, he is batting .286 with a .385 OBP against lefties this season. He may not see much in the way of RBI opportunities out of the leadoff spot, but maybe he can kick in some decent table-setting stats this time around.ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Dodgers signed setup man Mike Adams to a Minor league deal.
The 36-year-old reliever got off to a strong start for the Phillies last season, but was sidelined after just 18.2 innings with shoulder and rotator cuff issues. Adams went 2-1 with a 2.89 ERA over that span, which included 22 games. With Kenley Jansen (foot) expected to miss a few months, the Dodgers continue to add bullpen depth. Analysis: Keith Tro
Taj Gibson has been ruled Out for Sunday.
The injury bug has made itself at home in Chicago. Taj Gibson, 29, suffered a sprained ankle in Friday's win over the Timberwolves. He missed six games earlier in the season after tweaking the same ankle. Nikola Mirotic is likely to be the primary beneficiary as a result of Gibson's absence. Analysis: Keith Tro
Stephen Tulloch says he's "way ahead of schedule" in his rehab from a torn ACL.
Let's see how "way ahead of schedule" he is on the common sense trail and see if he actually learned anything from his bonehead mistake. Tulloch was injured during the landing of his jump during a sack dance last year and missed the rest of the year with the torn ACL. He could be back in time for spring OTAs but he'll definitely be around for training camp. Let's see if his brain joins his body this year. Analysis: Howard Bender
Tigers view pitcher Kyle Ryan as a reliever this season.
The 23-year old southpaw has worked as a starter during his time in the minor leagues and the Tigers liked what they saw in his 10.1-inning cup of coffee out of the pen last year. His curve and his slider are solid out-pitches and he is a groundball specialist. He'll compete for a spot in the Detroit pen this year. Analysis: Howard Bender