It is sounding like he will need to put on a good performance in practice on Thursday to have a chance to play as early as Game 3. The team seems content to let their star get close to 100% before utilizing his skills. Even when he comes back to play, he will be on a minutes limit. The team is saying that their series record will have no effect on the timing of his return to action, but if the Warriors are winning, the need for him to return may be lessened and the kid glove approach will continue.
That obviously ends his season and terminates any fantasy value he has for 2016. An MRI on Monday revealed a partial tear to his UCL, and he will miss a year or so while he recovers from the surgery. He was not pitching bad this season, with a 4.02 ERA in his three appearances, two of those starts. He was showing good control with just three walks over 15 and 2/3 innings, but all that is now on hold with his scheduled surgery.
Patterson is being replaced by DeMarre Carroll at power forward for the game against the Heat on Tuesday, as the Raptors try to counter the Miami small-ball game. Patterson is the first big man off the bench, though, so do not forget about him in daily leagues. Patterson should still play enough to be a viable fantasy player, and is expected to see 24-27 minutes on the court.
Powell came on strong in the final month of the regular season, but was forced to the bench when DeMarre Carroll resumed his starting role at small forward. For the game against the Heat on Tuesday, however, Carroll will take over at power forward, and Powell will step in at the other forward position.
UPDATE: Glenn's mega deal is worth $65 million with $19 million in 2016 and $30 million in the first two years. The $26.5 million in full guarantees are the second-most ever for an offensive lineman. The Bills originally placed the franchise tag on the 26-year-old prior to inking the historic deal.
After placing the franchise tag on Glenn, the Bills were finally able to finalize a deal with the veteran left tackle. Glenn was Buffalo’s second-round pick during the 2012 draft and has started 57 straight games. Financial terms of the extension have not been released yet. The Bills have still yet to sign extensions with defensive back Stephon Gilmore and quarterback Tyrod Taylor.
Perez was placed on the disabled list over the weekend due to a fractured thumb. He is hoping it won't require surgery and will have it re-examined by Dr. Thomas Graham. If surgery is needed, Perez will be out of the Indians lineup for an extended period of time. Perez has seen action in just 4 games this season.
Iannetta has played in 21 games this season and has started four straight games for the Mariners and will sit Tuesday's game against the A's. Steve Clevenger will take his place behind the plate and bat eighth against Oakland starter Sonny Gray.
Avila was placed on the 15-day disabled list on April 24 because of a right hamstring injury. White Sox manager Robin Ventura said the catcher could be back ready for activation as early next week. Avila has seen action in 10 games this season.