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
Sean Marshall (shoulder) has resumed throwing from flat ground.
Marshall was shut down at the beginning of spring training with shoulder soreness, but has resumed throwing. Last June, Marshall underwent season ending shoulder surgery after making just 15 appearances in 2014. The only thing scarier than last season's 7.71 ERA is the fact that he has had some sort of shoulder injury in each of the last three seasons. Leave this guy off your draft board. Analysis: Colby Conway
Nathan Eovaldi has been working on improving his splitter during spring training.
Eovaldi is more of a thrower than a pitcher right now, but the Yankees are hoping he can develop into a mainstay in their rotation. Even though he hasn't had a winning season in his four year career, his velocity is hope for optimism. Eovaldi got knocked around a lot last year, but he doesn't walk many batters, something else the Yankees are excited about. Eovaldi is going late in drafts and there is some solid value to be had if he can take the next step forward. Analysis: Colby Conway