After David Haugh reported in Saturday's Chicago Tribune that the Bears have "concerns" over Matt Forte's knees, the Pro Bowl running back used his Twitter account to try proving he was in good shape.
According to the report, the Bears are privately concerned that arthritis could set in and lead to chronic problems for the 26-year-old Forte. The Bears have yet to each an agreement with Forte on a contract extension and he has not yet signed Chicago's 7.7 million franchise tender while missing OTAs.
Check out Forte's tweet below:
100Lbs sled up hill i think my knee will be ok RT @nfl: Bears concerned with Matt Forte's knees: nfl.comnewsstory090 twitvid.comOPVBZ Matt Forte (@MattForte22) May 27, 2012
Depending on which report you choose to believe, the White Sox could be on the verge of filling the void in their outfield with one of the bigger names on this winter’s free-agent market.
Dominican reporter Frank Castillo tweeted Saturday that the White Sox will sign Marcell Ozuna, planning to announce the free-agent deal Monday.
Well, that was followed up by a report from The Score’s Bruce Levine, who said the White Sox are not about to sign Ozuna.
So there’s that.
The White Sox were connected to Ozuna earlier this offseason, as well as more recently, with MLB.com’s Jon Morosi writing last week that the team had interest in Japanese import Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, but were waiting to hear on the decisions of Ozuna and fellow free agent Nicholas Castellanos first.
Ozuna turned heads with his fantastic 2017 season for the Miami Marlins, when he slashed .312/.376/.548 with 37 homers and 124 RBIs. Since being dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals, Ozuna hit .263/.327/.452 with 52 homers and 177 RBIs in two seasons.
The White Sox have a pressing need in right field, making it little surprise that they’ve been tied to numerous options, including Ozuna, Castellanos and Joc Pederson. Ozuna, though, exclusively played left field in St. Louis. Were the White Sox to add him, would they insist he play right field? They’ve expressed little to no interest in moving Eloy Jimenez out of left field.
It’s rumor season, and there should be plenty more of them with the Winter Meetings starting Monday in San Diego. The White Sox are expected to continue the aggressive approach they’ve displayed already this winter with the signing of Yasmani Grandal and their reported high bid to Zack Wheeler, who took less money to pitch for the Philadelphia Phillies.
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The Blackhawks recalled forward Dylan Sikura from the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League, the team announced Sunday morning. In a corresponding move for financial reasons, Anton Wedin was reassigned to Rockford.
Sikura leads the IceHogs in goals (nine), points (16) and shots on goal (99) in 22 games this season. He was on a three-game point streak (one goal, two assists) prior to the call-up.
Sikura has appeared in 38 games across two seasons for the Blackhawks and is still searching for his first career NHL goal. He has 11 assists and 61 shots on goal over that span, averaging 11:34 of ice time.
Sunday's game against the Arizona Coyotes will be Sikura's first with the Blackhawks this season after starting the 2019-20 campaign in Rockford.
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