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If Davis faces hometown Bulls, Thibodeau will be ready

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If Davis faces hometown Bulls, Thibodeau will be ready

CLEVELANDIt might not be a happy homecoming for No. 1 overall draft pick Anthony Davis, a Chicago native, Saturday night at the United Center.
According to reports, Davis suffered a possible concussion in the New Orleans Hornets game Friday evening against the Utah Jazz.
New league protocol requires players who suffer a concussion to sit out their next game.
If Davis, a college teammate of Bulls rookie Marquis Teaguethe pair won a national championship together last season at the University of Kentucky; Davis went on to win a gold medal at the London Olympicsdoes play against his hometown Bulls, Tom Thibodeau will have his team prepared.
From what Ive seen and I havent watched a lot yetI will between tonight and tomorrow nightbut hes been very, very impressive. Skilled, the Bulls head coach gushed. His athleticism, his shot-blocking, all that stuff brings a lot of energy to a team, so theyll be dangerous.

Theo Epstein strikes again acquiring Nationals Daniel Murphy

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Theo Epstein strikes again acquiring Nationals Daniel Murphy

The Cubs decided they'd had enough of trying to beat Nationals slugger Daniel Murphy and instead decided to just add him to the roster, acquiring the 33-year-old second baseman from the Nationals. 

Murphy, who's been limited to just 56 games with the Nationals due to a right knee injury, is having another solid season for Washington slashing .300/.341/.442. The power hasn't quite returned yet with only 6 home runs, but Murphy has a history of mashing baseballs in Chicago - the memory of his historic 2015 postseason run still haunts Cubs fans today. 

In return, the Cubs gave up single-A infielder Andrew Monasterio and a player to be named or cash considerations. This also could mean Addison Russell may be joining fellow infielder Kris Bryant on the disabled list to make sure for Murphy, Russell's middle finger has kept him out of the lineup for a few days now. 

Murphy joining the Cubs gives the team a reliable contact bat that has a proven track record for the postseason, but it could also be a sign that the Cubs may not be 100% healthy by the time the postseason starts. Murphy may very well be an insurance plan in case Kris Bryant can't return to the club in the near future. 

Mike Montgomery making the most of his DL stint, tied the knot Monday

Mike Montgomery making the most of his DL stint, tied the knot Monday

Mike Montgomery was placed on the disabled list last week, so he's had a few off-days, but Monday's off-day has been circled on his calendar for a while now as the 29-year-old married his girlfriend Stephanie Duchaine. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery look stunning as on their wedding day but it's back to business on Tuesday as Montgomery is scheduled to throw a bullpen session before Tuesday's game with the Tigers. 

The new Mrs. Montgomery has hosted shows on the Home Shopping Network, Amazon Prime promotional videos, and People Magazine. She is a graduate from the University of Michigan and seems to love baseball almost as much as her now-husband Montgomery. 

The lefty starter is available to return from the disabled list this Saturday in time to face the Cincinnati Reds.