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Hinrich improving, hopes to play in Monday's game

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Hinrich improving, hopes to play in Monday's game

Kirk Hinrich will travel to Memphis with the Bulls after their practice Sunday afternoon at the Berto Center and hopes to play in their game Monday night against the Grizzlies, he told CSNChicago.com following the Bulls Saturday night win over the Nets at the United Center.

I hope to play Monday, for sure, Hinrich, who has missed two consecutive games with a bruised left knee, told CSNChicago.com. I dont anticipate it being too much longer. All signs are its improving and Im just anxious to get back out there. Were playing really well right now.

The knees been my main issue, continued the point guard, who has had five separate ailmentsinjuries to his thumb, groin, hip and elbow, in addition to his latest setbacksince the preseason began. I saw the doctor, did some stuff to really help with me getting treatment. Just hope to be ready to go.

Hinrich attempted to participate in Saturday mornings walk-through, but was ruled out of the evenings contest.

The veteran praised rookie Marquis Teague, who has received significant playing time in his recent absence, for his poised play.

Hes doing a great job. Hes very talented, Hinrich said. Hes doing a good job of just being solid and making good plays. Hes defending very well.

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

Charlie Tilson plays in Detroit for first time since getting injured in his MLB debut

For over two years, Charlie Tilson was starting to look like his own version of "Moonlight" Graham, the player made famous in the movie "Field of Dreams" because he played in one major league game and never got to bat.

The White Sox traded for Tilson just before the trade deadline passed in 2016. Two days later he made his big league debut with the White Sox in Detroit. He got a single in his first at-bat, but left the game with an injury and missed the rest of the season. Tilson also missed all of the 2017 season and his MLB future was starting to come into question.

Back healthy, Tilson started this season in Triple-A Charlotte and hit .248 in 39 games when he got called up to replace Leury Garcia, who was placed on the disabled list. On Thursday, Tilson returned to a big league field for the first time in more than 20 months. He went 0-for-3 in a loss to Baltimore.

Friday marked a return to the site of Tilson's big league debut and the injury that made it such a brief stint. Tilson has now played three big league games, over the course of nearly 21 months, and two of them have been in Detroit.

Tilson went 1-for-4, meaning both his hits are in Comerica Park. The White Sox lost 5-4 after giving up three runs in the bottom of the eighth.

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

On this episode of SportsTalk Live, Fred Mitchell, Seth Gruen and Jason Goch join David Kaplan on the panel.

The Cubs bats come alive against the Giants while Theo says there have been plenty of trade rumors but no trade talks. Do the Cubs need to make a deal?

Plus, Ray Ratto joins Kap to talk about the Warriors struggles and the guys debate if LeBron is playing his final game in a Cavaliers uniform.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below: