Percy Harvin, who is expected to be the team's main kick returner, said he is also open to returning punts this year.
There's really no denying the talent when it comes to Harvin and he probably gives the Seahawks the best chance to win the field position battle as their return man both in kickoff and punts. However, injuries have been so prevalent in his career, whether it's the hip surgery or even just the rash of migraines he's been known to experience, that you have to think putting him in harm's way even more as a return guy is going to negatively affect his ability to stay on the field as a receiver. We're not saying he can;t do it all, but there's a tremendous risk involved here. A full season as the Seahawks' No. 1 receiver should make him a highly-sought after commodity and he's got the potential to deliver on every bit of that promise. You just have to be prepared for the possibility of losing him for a few weeks during the year. It might not happen but you still have to factor that possibility in when you draft.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Cubs acquired Fernando Rodney from the Mariners.
The Cubs bullpen is chalked full of former great closers who are having just miserable seasons in 2015. With Rodney he entered the season after a great 2014 where he saved 48 games but after converting just 16-of-22 save opportunities the Mariners removed him from the closer's role. OVerall in 2015 Rodney is 5-5 with a 5.68 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Yordano Ventura went six innings, allowed no runs, on two hits, and four walks, while striking out 11 batters in a win against the Orioles on Thursday afternoon.
Ventura was very impressive on Thursday afternoon against the Orioles, as he pitched a shutout across six innings, while striking out 11 batters. The youngster was not without his flaws however, as he also managed to walk four batters, raising his pitch count, thus disallowing him to go deeper into the ballgame. After serving as the opening day starter for the defending American League champs, Ventura has been a pretty large disappointment all season long, but on Thursday afternoon, he did all he could to salvage his subpar season. Hopefully this is something that he can build off of going forward. Analysis: Dom Murtha