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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
Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake.
Mike Morin has been mediocre (putting it nicely) working in middle-relief for the Angels this season, posting a 6.00 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and a 13/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 appearances. Relief Pitcher Cam Bedrosian has been recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake, where he has posted a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 27/5 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 20 innings pitched, to take Morin's spot in the bullpen. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Wilson Ramos is not in the Nationals starting lineup on Sunday.
This appears to be a routine day off for the Nationals starting Catcher (nothing out of the ordinary in a Sunday afternoon game), but the timing may provide Ramos an opportunity to break out of the mini-slump that he's in. After stringing together a 19-game hit-streak, Ramos has gone 0-for-11 in his last three games. Jose Lobaton, who is 1-for-8 in his career against opposing starting pitcher Aaron Harang, will get the start in Ramos' absence. Analysis: Brad Costilo
Jose Bautista is not in the Blue Jays starting lineup on Sunday.
This appears to be a routine day off for the struggling Bautista (.215 average with seven home runs in 40 games), who's been the everyday DH while recovering from a shoulder injury that has left him almost unable to throw a baseball. Edwin Encarnacion will get the start at DH, with Justin Smoak making the start at First Base in today's game. Analysis: Brad Costilo