Giants coach Tom Coughlin said WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) has not been ruled out of the team’s preseason game Saturday, Aug. 16th, but it's a real long shot that he plays.
Beckham was limited to individual drills Monday but did some 7-on-7 work during Tuesday's session. It's unlikely that he'll suit up for the second preseason game, but there's obviously still a chance. The problem is though, how far behind is he now in Ben McAdoo's game plan?ANALYST: Howard Bender
Javier Baez was in the middle of a nasty collision Friday at second base while trying to turn a double play. It looked bad enough manager Joe Maddon was a bit nervous Baez may have suffered a serious injury.
Baez will be fine, but it was indeed a scary moment for the Cubs. Kole Calhoun took Baez out on a double play, but instead of him sliding into his feet, due to the position that Baez was in, he was drilled in the midsection by Calhoun's elbow. As Maddon accurately put it, he "got smoked." Being Joe Maddon, he of course added in that "I loved it." Initially Maddon feared that Baez was seriously injured as he writhed in pain on the ground, but the former top prospect, who is just 22, will be fine and even singled in singled in a later at bat. He is a risky fantasy proposition, who may not even make the Opening Day squad, but his upside is ridiculous. Analysis: Ben Diamond