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Celtics and G Evan Turner are finalizing a deal.
The Celtics are at it again, by signing a young player no one else really wanted. The Celtics will pay part of their mid-level exception to Turner. The former second overall pick really struggled last season so the 76ers shipped him out to Indiana, where he quickly fell out of the rotation. The Celtics have a crowded backcourt, so Turner will have to fight for playing time.ANALYST: Mark Kaplan
Jose Abreu was 0-for-4 on Saturday ending his seventeen game hitting streak.
During his seventeen hitting streak, Jose Abreu hit .318 and was only four short of his career high set last year in his rookie campaign. But he is now hitting .283 on the season and has fallen short on the power numbers so far this year. Abreu is hitting more ground balls (49.1%) this year yet his home run to fly ball ratio has fallen nine percentage points from 26.9 in 2014 to 17.1 this season. Since the whole offense has struggled, it is exacerbated when their best hitter is not hitting on all cylinders either. Abreu is solid, but maybe not worthy of the first round status he achieved after one season in the majors. Analysis: Greg Jewett