Bulls in the process of finalizing a free agent deal with Pau Gasol. It will not be a sign-and-trade with the Lakers.
Gasol previously turned down a 2 year, $10 M-plus deal from the Lakers and a $11 M-plus a year contract from Atlanta. He had stated that he wanted to play for a contender, so that, in addition to a larger contract, likely played a major role in his decision. The Bulls will be looking for big contributions from their new center in his first year with the team. ANALYST: Ben Diamond
Indians optioned P Josh Tomlin to Triple-A Columbus.
Tomlin has some upside if he can repeat his 8.13 K/9 from last season, but home runs will likely always be an issue. Tomlin has allowed 1.41 HR/9 over his big league career, far too high for him to be a consistent fantasy producer. He will almost certainly be in the rotation at some point and could even get the call up before Danny Salazar even though Salazar has far more upside for fantasy. Analysis: Steve Pimental