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Justin Schultz Headshot

According to coach Mike Sullivan, Schultz (upper body) has a "reasonable chance" of suiting up for Game 7 Thursday against Ottawa, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.

Aside from Game 5, the Pens' power play has really struggled in this series (two for 15), but the reinsertion of Schultz into the top unit could bolster their ability to capitalize on having the extra attacker. Five of the defenseman's eight postseason points have come with the man advantage while averaging 3:32 of power-play ice time. If the 26-year-old is cleared to play, Mark Streit figures to be the odd man out on the Pittsburgh blue line.
9:41 am (EST)
Anthony Gose Headshot

Gose's advanced age (he's 26) could accelerate his path through the minor leagues as a pitching prospect, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.

The converted outfielder made his professional debut as a pitcher on Monday for High-A Lakeland, and he hit 99 miles per hour on two occasions during the outing. Gose is 26, and Tigers manager Brad Ausmus says his development will be accelerated because of his age. While an MLB debut this season may be a longshot, he could realistically end up in Double-A or Triple-A by year's end, and possibly make the major league team as a pitcher in 2018 if he's effective.
9:32 am (EST)
Nick Castellanos Headshot

Castellanos is slashing just .220/.295/.382 and he's committed nine errors, tied for the second-most in baseball.

After a strong 2016, many were counting on a breakout 2017 for the young third baseman, but so far it's been a struggle. He's started every game this season and doesn't think fatigue is an issue, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. "I don't believe in that. I want to play tomorrow," Castellanos said. Still, a rest day or two might help him get back on track.
9:25 am (EST)
Logan Forsythe Headshot

Forsythe went 1-for-5 with a walk-off RBI double in Tuesday's 2-1 victory over the Cardinals.

He struck out in his first four at-bats in his first game action since April 18, but that seemed to be enough to shake off the rust as Forsythe sliced a Jonathan Broxton fastball into the right-field corner to bring home Kiki Hernandez in the bottom of the 13th inning. Forsythe should see a full workload at third base with Justin Turner (hamstring) out until at least early June, but Chris Taylor's impressive play at second while Forsythe was on the DL could make for a crowded Dodgers infield once everyone is healthy.
9:22 am (EST)
Mikie Mahtook Headshot

Mahtook went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

Mahtook's blast accounted for the only Detroit runs, as Lance McCullers and four Houston relievers shut the Tigers down. Mahtook is still slashing just .200/.259/.380, and he doesn't play enough to be much of a fantasy factor, despite some power potential.
9:14 am (EST)
Jae Crowder Headshot

Crowder delivered 18 points (6-12 FG, 4-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), eight rebounds and four assists from 40 minutes in Tuesday's 112-99 Game 4 loss in Cleveland.

It was an admirable performance from Crowder as the C's try to make up for the loss of Isaiah Thomas (hip). Crowder led Boston with eight boards, but Cleveland out-rebounded Boston 37 to 29, highlighting an on-going problem for the Celtics. With Amir Johnson also out (shoulder), Crowder played some power forward in Boston's smaller lineups. Expect more big minutes from Crowder as the series returns to Boston Thursday for Game 5.
9:13 am (EST)
Clayton Kershaw Headshot

Kershaw (7-2) allowed only one run on three hits over nine innings while striking out 10 but had to settle for a no-decision in Tuesday's extra-inning win over the Cardinals.

The left-hander was dominant once again, delivering his ninth quality start in 10 trips to the mound while lowering his ERA to 2.01 and his WHIP to 0.82, but Lance Lynn matched him nearly pitch for pitch and the game wasn't decided until the 13th inning. Kershaw will get another crack at the Cards in his next start Monday in St. Louis.
9:13 am (EST)
Jason Heyward Headshot

Heyward went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Heyward was activated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday after missing some time with a finger injury, and he has hits in all three games since he's been back. The emergence of Ian Happ could complicate things in the Chicago outfield, but it looks like Jon Jay and Albert Almora are more at risk of losing playing time than Heyward.
9:10 am (EST)
Dee Gordon Headshot

Gordon went 3-for-6 with a triple, a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base in Tuesday's 11-9 win over the A's.

With trade rumors beginning to circle every Marlins player who doesn't have a $325 million contract, Gordon's recent surge can't hurt his value on the open market as the second baseman is slashing .357/.419/.464 over his last seven games.
9:06 am (EST)
Jonathan Broxton Headshot

Broxton (0-1) gave up an earned run on a hit and a walk over two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday's 2-1 extra-inning loss to the Dodgers. He also recorded a strikeout.

Brought on in the 13th in relief of closer Seung-Hwan Oh, Broxton breezed through Austin Barnes and Yasiel Puig before issuing a two-out walk to Kike Hernandez. He then promptly surrendered a double to Logan Forsythe on a 1-1 pitch, ending the 13-inning marathon. It was the second stumble for Broxton over his last three outings, as he'd given up two earned runs to the Giants without getting an out on May 19 as well. The 32-year-old has put together multiple stretches of scoreless efforts, but has also given up multiple earned runs in four of the five outings in which he's been scored upon. That's led to an unsightly 6.75 ERA and 2.18 WHIP over 7.2 innings, despite the fact that Broxton has also blanked opponents in 12 other appearances.
9:04 am (EST)
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