Reduced workload for Austin Jackson 

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Austin Jackson is just 28 years old, but Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon apparently is worried about his center fielder’s workload.

Ainge puts Bass on full blast 

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The Boston Celtics will be without Jared Sullinger for the rest of the season due to a left foot fracture. Bass knows he needs to drastically improve his conditioning in the offseason, however that didn't stop president of basketball operations Danny Ainge from publicly criticizing the forward.

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Big day for Bulls, Rose 

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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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Updating Bismack Biyombo's status 

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The Charlotte Hornets have been without backup center Bismack Biyombo since Jan. 24 due to a severe bone bruise to his right knee. According to The Charlotte Observer, Biyombo will likely be cleared to play on Sunday against the Orlando Magic.

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Mason Plumlee's dwindling minutes 

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Mason Plumlee remains the Brooklyn Nets starting center, however that doesn't mean he plays the most minutes at the position. In the last five games, Plumlee is averaging 21.4 minutes, while Brook Lopez is on the floor for 28. 6 minutes. In the last three games, Lopez is averaging 33.0 minutes and Plumlee just 15.7 minutes.

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Brewers bullpen finalized? 

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It took the entire offseason and a few days into spring training, but Francisco Rodriguez is again a member of the Milwaukee bullpen after agreeing to a two-year, $13 million deal on Wednesday. What does mean for the rest of the Brewers’ bullpen?

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SVG's discussion with Brandon Jennings 

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The Detroit Pistons acquired point guard Reggie Jackson on the trade deadline day last week and that move made a discussion between president of basketball operations/head coach Stan Van Gundy and Brandon Jennings necessary.

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Rockies looking to deal a catcher? 

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The Colorado Rockies have no plans on keeping three pure catchers on their Opening Day roster, so either Wilin Rosario or Michael McKenry could be traded during spring training, says Patrick Saunders of the Denver Post.

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Is Darren Collison's season over? 

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UPDATE: Collison's season is over as he is set to have surgery next week to repair a "core muscle injury" and he needs at least a month to recover. With the 2014-15 regular season set to conclude in mid-April, a return to the lineup is out of the question for the Kings point guard.

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The Sacramento Kings have been without starting point guard Darren Collison since Feb. 7 due to a strained right hip flexor and according to a report, his season might be over thanks to the injury.

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Jose Calderon is dealing with a sore left Achilles and it's bad enough that he was still wearing a walking boot on Thursday. While there is some talk his season might be over, he doesn't think that is the case, although he will know more after meeting with the team doctor, reports ESPNNewYork.com.

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Last year for Murphy in Queens? 

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Daniel Murphy is open to signing a contract extension with the New York Mets, but no in-season talks are planned and the “expectation is the Mets will let him walk” next winter when he is eligible for free agency, reports Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

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When you watch Michael Brantley play left field, your eyes tell you he's an above average defender out there. He moves well and is rangy, two qualities that certainly help in the outfield. But when you look at his advanced defensive metrics, the numbers tell another story.

Brantley's defensive value in left last season was estimated to be worth roughly -3 runs per 1,000 innings, and for his career, it's -2. That puts him slightly below average, to the shock and disbelief of many. Count Cleveland manager Terry Francona among the doubters.

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For the first month of the 2014 season, rookie Tre Mason didn't set foot on the gridiron. Once he made his NFL debut in Week 6, Mason led the St. Louis Rams in rushing in each game the rest of the way, finishing with 765 yards and a 4.3 YPC.

The reason why coach Jeff Fisher left him on the pine early on shouldn't be a surprise.

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Wily Mo Pena staying overseas? 

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After months of talk of a return to the major leagues, will former MLB outfielder Wily Mo Pena be suiting up in the states this season?

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Candidates to replace Saunders in Toronto 

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Toronto's offseason trade with Seattle for outfielder Michael Saunders was supposed to fill the role left by Melky Cabrera (signed with the Chicago White Sox), but now that Saunders is out for the first half of the season due to a meniscus tear, the Blue Jays have a big void in the outfield. Who are the frontrunners to replace Saunders? Here's the latest on that.

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