Carolina Panthers DE Greg Hardy could be cut by the team because, according to former DE Mike Rucker, Panthers owner Jerry Richardson is sensitive to the topic of domestic violence.
After being found guilty on two counts of assault of a female on Tuesday, the Panthers will now have to make a decision on the future of their team sack leader (15.0) from a season ago. Even if the Panthers do not cut ties with Hardy, a lengthy suspension will likely be headed his way, so the outlook of his 2014 season seems murky at best at this time. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Kyle Ryan went four innings, allowed two runs, on three hits, and five walks, while striking out four in a loss to the Pirates on Thursday afternoon.
Ryan has been used as a reliever and spot starter for the Tigers so far this season, and he didn’t step up like the Tigers needed him to on Thursday afternoon, as he only lasted four innings, allowing two runs, and walking five against the Pirates. There is something to be said for him holding the opposition to only two runs despite the eight baserunners, but still the Tigers needed a more efficient outing out of Ryan, and he didn’t deliver. Don’t expect much better than this from Ryan going forward in your fantasy leagues. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Matt Harrison will start for the Rangers Tuesday or Wednesday, according to GM Jon Daniels.
This is welcoming news for the Rangers as you can never have too much starting pitching depth. With Harrison's 30-day rehab stint finally over, Texas had to make a decision, and they are choosing to insert the veteran lefty back into their rotation. Harrison struggled during his rehab starts, but that wasn't much of a surprise given his layoff. He's worth an add in AL-Only leagues, but we are going to need to see several solid starts before we give a deeper recommendation. Analysis: David Kerr