Pitcher Stephen Strasburg is on the DL with an upper back and ribs injury. Although the Nationals want him back soon, Jeff Stotts thinks it might be beneficial for him to sit through the All Star break.
Fiedorowicz has impressed Houston tight ends coach John Perry, who told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, "He's a little underrated as a pass-catcher just because maybe all the stats aren't there. One of the things I always point out he very rarely doesn't catch the ball. He's got a great catch radius. He's an effective guy that way."
Though Watkins -- who is bouncing back from offseason foot surgery -- retains optimism that he will be able to practice during training camp, the wideout hints that such an outcome is not a lock, ESPN.com reports. "You never know," Watkins noted when asked if the Bills would allow him to practice early on in training camp. "Right now I feel good, but I got to go back and train and rehab. Hopefully it feels good when I run and everything like that. I haven't ran in three or four weeks. Hopefully I'll feel good about it and I'll be on the field in training camp."
Despite struggling with handling issues, Busch drove the No. 41 Monster Energy/Haas Automation Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing to a hard-fought 10th-place finish in the Save Mart 350k NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Sonoma Raceway, stewarthaasracing.com reports.