April 15, 2011
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Giants outfielder Andres Torres has been placed on the disabled list with an Achilles tendon strain, according to Giants beat writer Andrew Baggarly. Baggarly also reports that outfielder Darren Ford has been called up from AAA-Fresno to take Torres' place on the 25-man roster.Torres, who was hitting .286 in 28 at bats before his injury, is eligible to return to the Giants on April 26 against the Pirates.Ford was called up on Sept. 1 last season and immediately contributed, as his speed led to a Giants win over the Rockies later that night. He has yet to have an at bat in the major leagues and joins the Giants after hitting .323 and stealing seven bases for the Grizzlies.
Kyrie Irving to the Celtics?
Boston and Cleveland are engaged in active trade discussions, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania.
Kyrie requested a trade back in early July.
He has two more years on his contract -- $18,868,625 next season and $20,099,188 in 2018-19 -- with a $21,329,750 player option in 2019-20.
Thomas will make about $6.26 million next year and will be an unrestricted free agent next summer.
The Celtics were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference last season, and the Cavs were the No. 2 seed.
Cleveland dispatched Boston in five games in the East Finals.
Thomas was sidelined for Games 3, 4 and 5 because of a hip injury.
The two teams face off on Opening Night on Oct. 17...
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The 49ers appear to have plenty of depth along their front seven, but the team brought in three defensive linemen for workouts on Tuesday, according to a source.
One of those players is reportedly Tyson Jackson, the No. 3 overall pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009. The identities of the other two players were not immediately known.
Jackson has been without a team since the Falcons released him in March with two years and $8.5 million remaining on his contract. His workout with the 49ers was reported by the NFL Network. He also worked out recently with the Los Angeles Rams.
Jackson, 31, spent his first five season in Kansas City before playing three years with the Falcons. He appeared in all 16 games last season, starting seven times, and recorded 13 tackles and no sacks.
The 49ers have an abundance of defensive linemen, or players capable of rushing the passer from a position along the defensive line, such as DeForest Buckner, Arik Armstead, Solomon Thomas, Earl Mitchell, Elvis Dumervil, Aaron Lynch, Chris Jones, Tank Carradine, Quinton Dial, Ahmad Brooks, Eli Harold, Ronald Blair and D.J. Jones.