When will the Cubs deal Castillo? 

March, 1, 2015
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Welington Castillo showed up at Mesa, Arizona and is wearing a Chicago Cubs' uniform, but for how much longer?
Last spring, the Seattle Mariners came to camp with Brad Miller and Nick Franklin competing for the job of starting shortstop. Miller won the job with a monster performance in Cactus League play (1.314 OPS), but failed to maintain his stroke during the regular season, posting a .221/.288/.365 slash line.

Franklin ended up being traded to Tampa Bay in July as part of three-way blockbuster deal involving David Price, and the Mariners again have an open competition at shortstop.

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Impact of Belisario's injury 

March, 1, 2015
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Add Ronald Belisario to the list of players who admits to an unusual off-the-field injury. As ESPN.com’s Jayson Stark reported Saturday, Belsario will be sidelined with a fractured left shoulder which he suffered getting out of a swimming pool.

Rays president of baseball operations Matt Silverman, announced Saturday that Belisario would not be able to throw "for several weeks" because of the injury to his non-pitching shoulder, which occurred at his home in Venezuela before he reported to spring training.

This injury is on par with Clint Barmes, who broke his collarbone in 2005, who fell while lugging a package of deer meat he got from teammate Todd Helton and broke his collarbone.

Belisario, signed to a minor league deal, seemed to have a "decent shot" to win a spot in the bullpen as a ground-ball specialist, says Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. If Belisario falls behind the pack, that would make it easier for someone like Steven Geltz to be with the big league club on Opening Day.

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Aramis Ramirez announced Friday that he intends to retire after the season, giving the Milwaukee Brewers plenty of time to decide who will be their next third baseman.

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Wesley Johnson's future with Lakers 

February, 28, 2015
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Wesley Johnson is in the latter portion of his second season with the Los Angeles Lakers and 2014-15 has been as inconsistent as 2013-14.

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Two teams targeting free agent Iupati 

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Three-time Pro Bowl left guard Mike Iupati, one of San Francisco's two first-round picks in 2010, was ranked as the No. 12 overall free agent in a top 20 poll compiled by ESPN NFL Nation's Kevin Seifert and ESPN NFL scout Matt Williamson in mid-February, and the massive 6-foot-5, 330-pound lineman reportedly has several teams targeting him in free agency.

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Outfield an easy adjustment for Weeks? 

February, 28, 2015
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The Seattle Mariners signed Rickie Weeks to a one-year, $2 million deal in mid-February in a low-risk move intended to improve the team's depth in both the infield and outfield. But with the long-time infielder lacking experience in the outfield, how easy will adjusting to the new role be for the 32-year-old Weeks?

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Could Greg Monroe land with Knicks? 

February, 28, 2015
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The New York Knicks played against a top upcoming free agent on Friday and as always the case, the local media asked that player about the chances of coming to the Big Apple.

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Blue Jays among teams eyeing Viciedo? 

February, 28, 2015
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Dayan Viciedo was a frequent topic of trade talks over the past year, and now he's a free agent after being released by the Chicago White Sox on Feb. 4. Originally, the Cleveland Indians were linked to the 25-year-old outfielder, but now there are reportedly two other teams that may be the lead for his services.

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Gary Neal and the Wolves 

February, 28, 2015
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Gary Neal has been with the Minnesota Timberwolves since Feb. 10 via trade with the Charlotte Hornets. Once the deal was done, many assumed a buyout would come by Mar. 1, so he could play for a team heading to the 2015 post-season. Well, we are one day from the deadline and it looks like he'll be staying with the Wolves for the duration of the season.

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Will V-Jax be back with Bucs in '15? 

February, 27, 2015
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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' future at wide receiver is invested in Mike Evans, whom they drafted in the first round last year. That leaves veteran Vincent Jackson as a fairly hefty short-term investment with a $12.2 million salary-cap hit next season.

Will he be back with the Bucs for the 2015 campaign?

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Eagles determined to draft Mariota? 

February, 27, 2015
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With the combine in the rear-view mirror, we have just about two months left until the NFL draft. Most signs continue to point toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selecting Jameis Winston with the No. 1 overall pick. That leaves the positioning of Marcus Mariota entirely unclear.

ESPN NFL Insider Todd McShay gave Mariota to the New York Jets in his latest mock draft, but what about the Philadelphia Eagles? Could they really commit to moving up from No. 20 to reunite coach Chip Kelly with his former Oregon quarterback?

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Will Lions re-sign Rob Sims? 

February, 27, 2015
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Guard Rob Sims has spent the past five seasons with the Detroit Lions, but the club has been relatively quiet this offseason in discussing whether he will re-sign with the team as an unrestricted free agent.

However, general manager Martin Mayhew expressed interest in doing so on Thursday.

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Where will Peterson play in 2015? 

February, 27, 2015
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Although a judge opened the door Thursday for Adrian Peterson to resume his NFL career, the league intends to appeal the decision, so nothing is set in stone by any means. Even if he is cleared to play next season, he may not be back with the Vikings, as plenty of tension appears to remain between his camp and the front office.

If Peterson is allowed to play in 2015 but the Vikings cut ties with him, where will he play?

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Big day for Bulls, Rose 

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UPDATE: The Bulls announced Rose should return in 4-6 weeks following Friday's surgery. This is good news for the team and Rose as the playoffs begin in seven weeks.

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Friday is a very important day for the Chicago Bulls as Derrick Rose is set to have a meniscectomy in the morning to take care of the torn right medial meniscus. If there is severe damage he will be out for the season, however a minor tear can be just snipped off, which would allow him to return in a few weeks.

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