Ray Rice has visited the league office in the wake of the resolution of assault charges involving the woman who would become his wife. Eventually, discipline will be imposed, most likely in the form of a suspension.
It is likely that a multi-game suspension is in Rice's future. The fact that this is his first major off-the-field incident suggests the the suspension will not be as severe as it may be for others, but Rice will likely still be out for a few (or more) games to begin the season. ANALYST: Ben Diamond
Yankees grant RHP Scott Baker his unconditional release.
Baker was enjoying a serviceable career when he was with the Twins, but Tommy John surgery in 2012 derailed his career. He has yet to return to that form he exhibited when he was a starter in Minnesota and the Yankees have released the 33-year old. Baker could get signed by a team who believes that they can jump start his spiraling career. Analysis: Colby Conway