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Lakers are reportedly expecting to hire a new coach in the next week or two. 

It is amazing how long it has taken the Lakers to hire a new head coach. Whoever they hire, will have their work cut out for them because the Lakers lost Pau Gasol and signed both Nick Young and Jordan Hill (who aren't good players) to multi year deals. It is basically Kobe Bryant and a bunch young, unproven players on the Lakers roster.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan

avens have released cornerback Chris Greenwood and linebacker Steven Means after reaching injury settlements with both players.

Greenwood tore his hamstring in the Ravens last preseason game. He appeared on the practice squad last year, but has been released from Baltimore for good.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Free agent DT Phil Taylor, released by the Browns Tuesday, made his first visit to Steelers Wednesday. He has an upwards of 8 teams expressing interest.

Taylor should have no trouble finding work elsewhere so he can pick and choose his landing spot. The former first-rounder played just five games last season, but should make a nice addition to whatever team he lands with. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Edgar Olmos will start Friday's game for the Mariners.

Olmos made his first major league start on August 30th against the White Sox, allowing five hits and three earned runs in five innings. The young left-hander owns a 3.54 ERA and 1.36 WHIP across 33 innings for Tacoma. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Manager A.J. Hinch said Scott Feldman did get an injection Wednesday morning after his MRI.

Feldman's shoulder showed no structural damage, but he did receive an injection. He lasted only 2 2/3 innings in Tuesday's start before exiting with discomfort. He'll probably be skipped over his next time around and then re-evaluated.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

LB Korey Toomer and TE Brad Smelley have gone from Rams waived/injured to injured reserve.

Toomer will be out for the entire season after being placed on IR. As for Smelley, being placed on IR also really stinks. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Akeem Hunt cleared waivers and was put on injured reserve.

Hunt is a diminutive back, standing only 5'10', but posted excellent numbers at Purdue. He'll miss the entire 2015 season after being put on IR. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Blake Annen was waived on Wednesday.

Annen, a former UC Bearcat, will look for practice squad work somewhere. He served in that role for the Bears last year.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Manager Ned Yost says he will ease Alex Gordon back into action playing every other day for now.

Gordon is working his way back from a grade 2 groin strain so he won't be taxed. Kansas City has World Series hopes and can afford to take it slow with Gordon. Paolo Orlando will be the likely beneficiary when Gordon sits.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Ryan Madson will throw a bullpen session on Thursday. Manager Ned Yost hopes he can return to action by this weekend.

Madson finally regained his health and has shown what a valuable arm he can be. He owns a 2.45 ERA and .97 WHIP over 51 1.3 innings for Kansas City. The Royals can afford to take their time with him now that rosters have expanded.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Paul Goldschmidt is not in the Diamondbacks starting lineup on Wednesday.

Goldschmidt's wife is pregnant and expecting any day now, so he likely flew back to Arizona to be there for the birth of his child. Goldschmidt can miss up to three days on paternity leave, but he may be back on Friday after the Dbacks off-day on Thursday. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Al Alburquerque is dealing with soreness in his upper right leg, around his hip.

Alburquerque hasn't pitched since August 24th, but hopes to be available on Wednesday night. He owns a 3.52 ERA and 1.43 WHIP over 53 2/3 innings for the Tigers.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Michael Wacha (rest) has been skipped from his start on Wednesday.

Wacha is being skipped to limit his innings. The young ace has asn excellent 15-4 record with a 2.69 ERA and 1.13 WHIP across 157 1/3 innings. Tyler Lyons will start Wednesday in his place. Wacha will make his start next time around the rotation. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

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