Jason Collette looks at pitchers who are adding new pitches to their arsenals this year and what difference, if any, it might make. Will Justin Verlander turn things around wtih a new cutter or two-seamer this year?
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale was a little bit more cautious about Reed's shoulder status than Reed's remarks on Sunday, the Arizona Republic reports. "The worst thing we can do is say you've only thrown two or three times now and we're going to open the season," Hale said. "If that's the case, then he may have to start on the DL. We're a long way away from that. We'll see how many outings it's going to take for him to feel comfortable and for us to feel comfortable with how he's throwing the ball."
Green scored 14 points with 11 rebounds, four assists and three blocks in 44 minutes in Sunday night's comeback win over the Celtics. In his past four games, Green is averaging 15 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.8 blocks.
Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones indicated on Saturday that Murray would be allowed to test free agency, the Dallas Morning News reports. "There is an expectation that he will get back to us before he signs with another club," Jones said. "There’s a hope that he would. But that would be unfair to him and for other clubs to say he’s going to bring something back. We hope we get to visit with him. We’ll see what happens."
Cowboys executive VP Stephen Jones confirmed Saturday that the team has informed Bryant's agent that it will use the franchise tag on the receiver prior to Monday's deadline, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reports.
Hull manager Steve Bruce gave worse news than expected about Brady's calf injury, saying the player fell down a hole in the training ground and could be out for the rest of the season, reports the Daily Mail.