UPDATES & NEWS
Cecil Shorts, who suffered a hamstring injury Friday, is not at Saturday's practice. Shorts will be out several weeks according to head coach Gus Bradley.
The always-frail Shorts will take a seat for a while, opening the door for Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson and Mike Brown. Shorts is going to still be the go-to guy, but perhaps this will help develop some separation so we can see who the true No. 2 guy will end up being. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Mark Teixeira went 3-for-4 with a solo home run against the Mets on Saturday.
That’s Tex’s eighth home run of the year. He won’t continue to hit home runs at this rate, but it’s not unreasonable to think he can hit 25 or more this year. He has also drawn as many walks as he has strikeouts. And he’s hitting .254 despite a .163 BABIP. That’s mainly because most of the balls he’s hitting are leaving the yard right now, but it’s still encouraging for his batting average going forward. Analysis: Brett Talley