UPDATES & NEWS
Packers and Jordy Nelson have struck a deal. It’s a 4-year extension worth $39 million.
So close to the $10 million per that Nelson was seeking. So close. This deal locks up Nelson and obviously makes him one happy receiver. he and Aaron Rodgers have a fantastic rapport on the field and have partnered up for over 3,300 yards and 30 touchdowns over the last three seasons. There is no reason to think they can't do it again for another four.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to hit off a tee at Royals camp.
Gordon was playing catch earlier in the week and has finally received clearance to hit off a tee. His surgery was deemed a success and the Royals believe that Gordon will be ready to go by Opening Day. While you can't expect him to be able to hit 20 home runs, he can certainly make enough adjustments to hit for a higher average. Gordon should be treated as a decent No. 3 outfielder. Analysis: Howard Bender
Aramis Ramirez confirmed that 2015 will be his final season.
Ramirez will turn 37 in June in what will be his 18th major league season. He was a legitimate 30-home run threat during the prime of his career, but now here we are 10 years past that prime and he's more of a 15-home run threat these days. Injuries were a big part of his decline and he's missed an awful lot of games over the years, but considering how bad the third base position looks this year, one last go-around with A-Ram might not be the worst thing in the world. Just make sure you have a viable back-up option. Analysis: Howard Bender