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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

Giants have released Will Beatty on Wednesday.

Beatty was the Giants starting tackle from 2011-2014 but missed all of 2015 due to injury. The veteran offensive linemen should have little trouble hooking onto another team assuming he has fully recovered from shoulder surgery. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Dale Thayer has signed a minor league contract with the Orioles.

Thayer appeared in 38 games for the Padres last season, going 2-2 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.38 WHIP over 37.2 innings. Thayer has a track record of being a strong reliever during his time with the Padres and will compete for a bullpen spot with Baltimore during Spring Training. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

An arrest warrant for LeSean McCoy will be issued on Wednesday or Thursday.

There was an incident late night/early morning incident over the weekend in Philadelphia where McCoy and a friend were allegedly involved in a physical altercation with two police officers. No arrests were made at the time and both officers ended up at the hospital to be treated for undisclosed injuries. Witnesses put McCoy at the scene and involved, so the warrant will be easily executed. How this will affect McCoy's status next season is not yet known as the league will likely wait until legal proceedings are complete before taking additional action.  Analysis: Howard Bender

Terrence Jones will not play Wednesday.

Terrence Jones still has to clear the league's concussion protocol before he can return to the line-up, but his value is nil until he is traded. He will likely be out until after the All-Star break, so he can be left on the waiver-wire. Analysis: Mike Cahill

Tony Parker (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday.

During Tuesday's game, Tony Parker injured his ankle, but continued to play through the injury. It would not be surprising to see Tony Parker out for Wednesday's game against a bad Magic team. Look for Patty Mills to start if Parker is out and he is worth a start as he has been playing well of late. There is a chance at a blow-out though, so Ray McCallum could get some garbage time. Analysis: Mike Cahill

Tim Duncan will play Wednesday.

After missing games since January 22nd, Tim Duncan will finally make an appearance in the Spurs' line-up. He will likely only get around 20 minutes because the Spurs can't push his knees too much. David West will find his way back to the bench where he belongs. It would be risky starting Duncan in his first game back in over a month. Unless you have to, it would be better to see how his work-load is handled on Wednesday. Analysis: Mike Cahill

The Phillies have acquired INF Taylor Featherston.

The INF was just designated for assignment last week by the Angels after they picked up Christian Friedrich from waivers. Taylor Featherston was a pick in the Rule 5 draft last season and had 169 at-bats with the Angels, but did not do so well. He finished the year with a .162 average with nine RBIs, two HRs, seven BB, and and 46 Ks. Obviously he showed Phillies general manager Matt Klentak something he liked, because he was the assistant GM with the Angels last season. Featherston is a very good defensive player and if he can get his hitting up, he could work his way to the majors.  Analysis: Mike Cahill

The Phillies have acquired INF Taylor Featherston.

The INF was just designated for assignment last week by the Angels after they picked up Christian Friedrich from waivers. Taylor Featherston was a pick in the Rule 5 draft last season and had 169 at-bats with the Angels, but did not do so well. He finished the year with a .162 average with nine RBIs, two HRs, seven BB, and and 46 Ks. Obviously he showed Phillies general manager Matt Klentak something he liked, because he was the assistant GM with the Angels last season. Featherston is a very good defensive player and if he can get his hitting up, he could work his way to the majors. Analysis: Mike Cahill

Matt Bonner will not play Wednesday.

In the last seven games, Matt Bonner has played in a total of seven minutes. He has battled calf injuries before and has only played in 20 games this season, so he belongs on waivers. David West and Boris Diaw are the two players that will see some extra time, but West, who has been starting for Duncan, has not been making the most of his time. West would be the only one to look at, but both should keep a spot on the waiver-wire. Analysis: Mike Cahill

Jameer Nelson will not play Wednesday.

Jameer Nelson has not played since the end of January and there is no set timetable for his return. This is reason enough to leave him on the waiver-wire and look at Randy Foye. He has taken over Nelson's minutes off the bench and then some. If Emmanuel Mudiay continues to have up-and-down performances, Foye could have a steady 30+ minutes-per-game and cause people to pick him up.  Analysis: Mike Cahill

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