Green Bay Packers elect to keep five running backs on the roster, there is a wide open battle behind RBs Eddie Lacy, James Starks, DuJuan Harris and FB John Kuhn. RBs Michael Hill, Raijon Neal, LaDarius Perkins and Ina Liaina will try to prove they belong during training camp and the preseason.
No matter who the Packers decide to keep on the roster after final cuts, the fact remains outside of Lacy, there is going to be little carries to go around. With a healthy Aaron Rodgers back in the mix, the Packers running game could take another step forward in 2014, considering opposing teams will not be able to stack the box against Lacy, like we saw throughout the 2013 season. Until training camp opens, prospective Lacy owners will want to keep a close eye on the backup situation to determine who will be the handcuff to add late in this year's drafts. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Chris Taylor was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma
The Mariners are expected to call up top prospect Ketel Marte to help fill in for the injury Robinson Cano. There is nothing official about Marte's call up to the bigs but he was pulled from Tacoma's lineup in El Paso on Thursday. The Mariners are also expected to recall Jesus Montero for the departed Dustin Ackley. Analysis: Drew Phelps
Adam Duvall and Keury Mella were traded to the Reds in exchange for Mike Leake
Duvall is a 26-year old who is enjoying 26 home runs in 443 plate appearances at Triple-A with a career-best.269 ISO. Mella is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Giants system. It's a bit of a steep price to pay for a rental, but this is what going for it is all about. Maybe Duvall gets a late-season look in the outfield but he's not supplanting Todd Frazier or Joey Votto anytime soon. Analysis: Howard Bender