Patriots coach Bill Belichick confirmed that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared by doctors and is not being placed on active/PUP list.
Gronkowski has been a walking injury the last couple of seasons, but has managed to be cleared for contact for the start of training camp. When healthy, Gronkowski gives Jimmy Graham a run for his money for the top tight end in all of football and if able to stay on the field in 2014 makes for a great bounce back candidate in this year's drafts, despite still carrying a pretty hefty price tag. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Jake Marisnick was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored on Thursday night against the Royals.
Jake Marisnick had two hits from the bottom of the order which included a double and a run scored in Houston’s 5 -2 win over Kansas City on Thursday night. His double in the second inning with two outs kept the inning alive and Marisnick scored on a single by Jose Altuve before Yordano Ventura left the game after a rain delay in the second inning. Although Marisnick struggled in the second half, he did finish September/October with a .275 average with three home runs and seven stolen bases. Analysis: Greg Jewett