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Brandon Ingram Headshot

Ingram (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Portland, Mark Medina of the LA Daily News reports.

Ingram was removed from Friday's game agains the Timberwolves with tendinitis in his right knee, so the Lakers will wait until shootaround Sunday to update his status. At this point in the season, the Lakers have set their sights on the lottery, so Ingram is unlikely to be cleared unless he's 100 percent healthy.
5:45 pm (EST)
Kennys Vargas Headshot

Vargas is seeking a second opinion on his left foot after fouling a ball off of it Friday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

Bollinger notes that Vargas was walking around the Twins clubhouse on crutches Saturday. Vargas has struggled mightily at the dish this spring with a .077/.250/.077 slash line in 13 at-bats. The timing of his injury is particularly unfortunate with roster cuts looming ahead of Opening Day. Conversely, fellow DH candidate Byungho Park has strung together an excellent .359/.422/.718 line over a larger sample of 39 at-bats this spring.
5:34 pm (EST)
Kevin Klein Headshot

Klein (back) won't play Saturday against the Kings.

Klein has yet to play a game in March, and hasn't played since February 21. He has been cleared to play, and the reports are that he will be able to return Sunday or Tuesday. However, for Saturday, the Rangers will have to do without him once again.
5:30 pm (EST)
Joe Harris Headshot

Harris (shoulder) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against Atlanta, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

A left shoulder sprain continues to sideline Harris, who has missed nearly a calendar month. It's unclear if he's nearing a return, as the Nets haven't said much about the situation, though the team continues to evaluate Harris' status on a game-to-game basis.
5:29 pm (EST)
Marwin Gonzalez Headshot

Gonzalez started at shortstop Saturday after Carlos Correa was scratched due to illness.

Gonzalez will be the Swiss Army knife of the Astros' lineup, having played all off the positions in the infield and outfield during his career. Indeed, position versatility is his greatest fantasy asset. Whatever offense the 28-year-old provides is tempered by poor on-base ability and a high-strikeout rate. While he had 13 homers and 12 stolen bases in 2016, Houston's offseason acquisitions mean Gonzalez will be hard pressed to repeat the 141 games played and 518 plate appearances this season. In 18 spring games, he's hitting .196 (10-for-51) and has a .490 OPS.
5:25 pm (EST)
Sean Kilpatrick Headshot

Kilpatrick (hamstring) will not play Sunday against Atlanta, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.

Kilpatrick will miss a seventh straight game as he continues to battle a sore left hamstring. The Nets are considering the Cincinnati product questionable on a game-to-game basis, and his next opportunity to play will come Tuesday against the 76ers. Brooklyn will also be without Joe Harris (shoulder) on Sunday.
5:25 pm (EST)
Rafael Martin Headshot

Martin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

He was a long shot to make the 25-man roster, and he will indeed head to the minors to serve as organizational depth. Martin has a 4.50 ERA over 16 career MLB innings, most of which came in 2015. His strikeout rates have been impressive at every stop, but he appears destined for a low-leverage role if he joins the big league club at some point in 2017.
5:22 pm (EST)
David Warsofsky Headshot

Warsofsky has been called up from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

So far, Warsofsky has played six games with the Penguins NHL squad, posting zero points in that time. The 26-year-old defenseman only has five points in his NHL career, so he's not likely to really make a fantasy impact with the big club.
5:20 pm (EST)
Emmanuel Burriss Headshot

Burriss was reassigned to minor league camp Saturday, Mark Zuckerman of MASN reports.

The veteran latched on with the Nationals on a minor league deal this winter and struggled to get on base this spring (.290 OBP) despite striking out just once in 28 at-bats. The Nationals' depth up the middle at the major league level meant that Burriss was a long shot to crack the Opening Roster when he signed. He'll head to minor league camp and will likely start the season at Triple-A
5:19 pm (EST)
Brian Goodwin Headshot

Goodwin was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday, MASN's Mark Zuckerman reports.

This was inevitable, as Goodwin is firmly behind Michael Taylor right now in the quest to be the Nationals' fourth outfielder. Goodwin is a quality defender, but he lacks enough offensive firepower to intrigue owners in most dynasty leagues.
5:18 pm (EST)
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