Update: Former Pacers G Lance Stephenson has signed a 3-year, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets.
Stephenson will leave a huge hole at the shooting guard position, both offensively and defensively, for the Pacers next season. He will now join a backcourt which already features a solid point guard in Kemba Walker to accompany an above-average scoring center in Al Jefferson. Although it is unlikely he will see as many shots in Charlotte as he did in Indiana, he will still make for a triple-double threat on a nightly basis.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Aaron Harang won't pitch Wednesday as he's working on some mechanical issues.
It should be interesting to see the results of these tweaks. Harang's season last year was nothing short of surprising as he posted a career-best 3,57 ERA. His lost a little off his K/BB ratio, but overall, the season was a big success for him. Can he maintain it? It's going to be tough in a park like Philly's and a ground ball rate below 40-percent. He's not going to be someone to draft, but keep an eye on his early and maybe think about adding him early if he has a nice run to open the season. Analysis: Howard Bender
Matt Garza will make his Cactus League debut Friday.
Garza finished last season with a 3.64 ERA over 163.1 innings but he did have a 2.80 ERA over his final 17 starts. Now the question remains, which Garza is the real one? Are we walking into 2015 with the guy we saw in the second half or will we be looking at first-half Garza who struggle mightily across the board? Chronic arm and shoulder problems continue to persist so there's even more of a risk here. Considering how late he seems to be going in drafts, he may just be worth that late-round flier, but don't be afraid to cut bait quickly should he start the season slow. Analysis: Howard Bender
Johan Santana will start his throwing program Tuesday.
While we can admire Santana for the effort, a return for the 34-year old seems highly unlikely, especially in Toronto. Between working his way back from a major Achilles issue and the chronic shoulder problems, a lot of things need really need to break right for him in order for him to be successful. We don;t see any of that happening. Analysis: Howard Bender