Daisuke Matsuzaka tossed three scoreless innings for Single-A St. Lucie on Monday night against Bradenton. Matsuzaka allowed one hit and struck out three in a 39-pitch effort.
Dice-K is expected to return within the next few weeks. He threw 26 of his 39 pitches for strikes. It's unknown, however, what his role will be with the Mets. He threw multiple innings, so it seems he's being rehabbed as a starter, but Rafael Montero was recently promoted to take the place of the injured Jacob deGrom. Should Montero struggle, Dice-K would be next in line. Until then, he'll either bide his time at Triple-A or function as the long man in Queens. ANALYST:
The Rams will start Nick Foles Sunday.
Yuk, yuk, yuk. Case Keenum is being held out of action after his concussion suffered at the end of Sunday's game against the Ravens. Going up against the Bengals, you do not want to consider using Foles, who was recently benched after putting up awful results against the Bears in Week 10. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Tyson Chandler (right hamstring strain) is listed as doubtful to play Sunday.
While the team needs his presence on the court, if a hamstring injury is not allowed to heal, it is always a risk that a minor strain can end up sidelining a player for weeks if re-aggravated. It would be best to let him heal, but look to see if he is activated for the game on Sunday. The suggestion is to avoid rostering him, but perhaps he just had a mild tweak to his hamstring and is a good option. Not my choice going forward, understand. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson