DAILY SIX PACK
THURSDAY, APRIL 17
*BRADLEY STRUGGLES: Dbacks top pitching prospect Archie Bradley struggled in his first start at AAA Reno after his agent went public about the organization keeping his client in the minor leagues. Bradley was the losing pitcher on Wednesday night, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks while throwing 92 pitches and just 50 strikes in four and two-third innings. Bradley, after three starts, is 1-2 with a 3.31 ERA, but has allowed 23 runners and three home runs over just 16 innings.
*HILL NOT INTERESTED: former Sun Grant Hill denied a report that he was interested in becoming the Pistons next general manager.
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*ADAMS STAYING: UCLA will not lose Jordan Adams to the NBA Draft, according to Adams. The Bruins have already lost Kyle Anderson and Zach LeVine while Norman Powell might leave early.
*BROWNE ENDS TALK: USC QB Max Browne halted rumors he will tranfer after new coach Steve Sarkisian announced that Cody Kessler will be the starter to begin the 2014 season.
*HAMELS CLOSE: Phillies lefty Cole Hamels, if there are no setbacks, should make his season debut next week.
*SALAZAR STRUGGLING: Danny Salazar was hit hard again today and his spot in the Indians rotation may depend on what happens next week when he is scheduled to start twice.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
*DBACKS LAST: the Dbacks are 30th and last in the CBSSports.com ratings updated on Wednesday.
*CARSON GONE: the ASU career of Jahii Carson officially ended today with his confirmation that he is off to the NBA Draft. Those saying he will not be drafted are either haters or misinformed.
*UCLA LOSING AT LEAST TWO: Kyle Anderson and Zach LeVine made their NBA Draft intentions official today. Two other Bruins, Jordan Adams and Norman Powell, are also considering a jump.
*WESLEY LEAVING USC: David Wesley, the Trojans leading scorer this past season, is on schedule to graduate and looking for another school to play for during the 2014-15 season.
*DREW REMAINS AVAILABLE: ex-Dback Stephen Drew remains unsigned and likely will maintain that status until after the June draft when the price will not include a first-round draft pick.
*RANGERS TALK: Adrian Beltre voiced his displeasure with the organization after they placed him on the disabled list with a hamstring strain. Meanwhile, there are whispers that Prince Fielder has added some pounds and his bat speed has slowed down.
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
NO SIX PACK TODAY - BACK ON WEDNESDAY
MONDAY, APRIL 14
*METS 7, DBACKS 3: the Dbacks have lost six straight games at Chase Field, their longest losing streak at home since August of 2012 ... the Dbacks left seven runners on base, adding to their major league most, while three pitchers allowed 17 base runners.
*DBACKS MAKE MOVES: the Dbacks, in need of innings, sent Will Harris back to AAA Reno on Monday and selected the contract of Mike Bolsinger, who has been a starter at Reno.
*GORDON TO NBA: Aaron Gordon is off to the NBA Draft, according to various reports. Also, ESPN is reporting that Nick Johnson is likely to leave early while Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Kaleb Tarczewski are leaning toward returning.
*TEAMS LOOKING TO DEAL: the NFL Draft has more trade rumors than usual with four of the top five teams looking to deal down. The Texans, Jags, Browns and Raiders, apparently, do not think there is a top five quarterback.
*WOLVES WANT HOIBERG: the Timberwolves will not retain Rick Adelman and want to hire Fred Hoiberg, who signed a contract extension last week at Iowa State.
*BONUS FACT: the NBA West has gone 283-166 against the East this season.
SUNDAY, APRIL 13
*YANKEES 3, RED SOX 2: the Yankees won three out of four against the shorthanded Red Sox ... ASU alum Dustin Pedroia (left wrist) was sent back to Boston prior to Sunday night's game. The Red Sox sounded all but certain that Pedroia was, at best, headed to the disabled list.
*ATHLETICS 6, MARINERS 4: the Athletics won two of three for a second straight weekend over the Mariners, who won the two games started by Felix Hernandez.
*BRAVES 10, NATIONALS 2: the Braves continued their two-season dominance of the Nationals, who pitched and played defense poorly while running the bases like a little league team. The Braves won five of six over the Nats the last two weekends and have won 18 of 25 meetings since the start of last season.
*LESTER SAYS NO: Jon Lester turned down the Red Sox lowball offer of four years for $70-$80 million, which is less than they signed John Lackey for before the 2010 season. Do the Red Sox really want to keep Lester and why wouldn't he walk after that offer?
*RAYS TAKE ANOTHER HIT: the Rays now have 60 percent of its projected rotation on the DL after placing Alex Cobb (strained oblique) on the disabled list today. He joins Matt Moore and Jeremy Hellickson.
*THE REDS PANIC: the Reds have already had a team meeting and the powers moved Joey Votto from third to second in the lineup, which makes no sense when considering Zach Cozart (.065), the pitcher and Billy Hamilton (.147) are in front of Votto.
SATURDAY, APRIL 12
*CARDINALS MAY SELECT LB: the Cardinals should be worried about inside linebacker after Karlos Dansby left via free agency and with Daryl Washington facing a second suspension. The Cardinals recently worked out Ryan Shazier of Ohio State.
*UA QB ISSUES UNRESOLVED: the UA quarterback battle may be more muddled after Saturday's spring game. Jesse Scroggins was the first on the field, followed by Anu Solomon and Chaparral High School almu Connor Brewer. Solomon and Brewer outplayed Scroggins.
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*IRISH GOING TO TURF: Notre Dame played its spring game today on the Notre Dame Stadium grass field. That grass field will be gone soon, to be replaced by field turf by the start of the 2014 season.
*REDDICK IN DANGER: the A's considered sending the struggling Josh Reddick to the minor leagues when Craig Gentry was activated on Saturday.
*O'S NEED HELP: the Orioles slow start is in large part due to the injuries that have sidelined Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy, who have been missed at the plate and in the field.
*ROYALS MAY SEEK POP: the Royals, who hit the fewest homers in the fewest homers in the American League and are last again this season, need a bopper in the middle of their lineup.
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
*DBACKS SIGN WOLF: the Dbacks inked veteran Randy Wolf to a minor league contract. The Dbacks likely, have all but guaranteed Wolf a quick promotion to the major leagues.
*ASU ADDS ASSISTANT: Barret Perry, most recently at national power Indian Hills Community College, was officially named today by Herb Sendek.
*HEAT 98, PACERS 86: the Heat scored the first 16 points of the second half to take a 61-42 lead. The Pacers trailed just 45-42 at the half, but did not score a field goal during the last six minutes of the first half and the first six minutes of the second half. The Heat, with the win, moved ahead of the Pacers in the Eastern Conference standings.
*RED SOX 4, YANKEES 2:Grady Sizemore hit a three-run homer off C.C. Sabathia as Jon Lester won the battle of veteran lefthanders in a game with no pine tar spotted on either pitcher. The rivals have split the first two games of their four-game series at Yankee Stadium.
*PARKER TALKS: Jabari Parker denied a report that he has made arrangements for 2014-15 housing at Duke. He also indicate that he will announce his NBA Draft decision on Tuesday or Wednesday.
*JACKSON A NO-SHOW: DeSean Jackson was absent from the first week of Redskins OTAs.