Champ Bailey is projected as the Saints starting cornerback opposite Keenan Lewis, but a healthy, top-notch performance at training camp will be needed to make that projection a reality.
Bailey is heading into his 16th season of pro ball, and at the age of 36, he's certainly no spring chicken. His days as a lock-down corner are certainly numbered, but don't count him out until his legs collapse from underneath him. No matter his age/condition, he should be beneficial to the Saints weak secondary. ANALYST:
Stephen Strasburg left Saturday's game with a left oblique injury.
That sound you hear is the collectively banging of Strasburg owners' heads against a brick wall. The ERA is a mess, strikeouts are down and he's giving up more home runs this season than any other in his career. And now this? Ugh. He'll go for tests now and you can expect the team to update his condition soon enough. You can call him day-to-day, but you shouldn't expect him to get another start before the All Star break. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cardinals have recalled RHP Mitch Harris from Triple-A Memphis.
Harris will get the return ticket to the majors as the Cardinals need a little bullpen depth for the weekend. He was up earlier and posted a 3.63 ERA over 17 1/3 innings. Unfortunately though, he issued too many free passes, as evidenced by his 5.19 BB/9. No one is going to continue working in the big leagues if their walk rate is higher than their strikeout rate so look for him to either right the ship or head back to the far real quick. Analysis: Howard Bender