Gary Harris set to return to Nuggets after 11-game absence

After missing 11 games with a right knee sprain, Denver Nuggets guard Gary Harris is likely to return to the lineup against the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday, league sources told ESPN.

Injuries — the absences and the recoveries — have played a role in almost every team’s postseason case. Here’s a look at how every contending team is dealing with them.

Syndergaard allowed five hits, walked two and struck out five. He improved to 4-0 in six starts against the Marlins with an ERA of 1.62, 47 strikeouts and four walks.

Marlins: C J.T. Realmuto (back) is close to beginning a rehab assignment. … RHP Dan Straily (forearm) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday and is expected to begin a rehab assignment soon. … LHP Wei-Yin Chen (left elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday in Jupiter and is then expected to advance to extended spring training. … 3B Martin Prado (hamstring) played three innings in extended spring training. … 1B-OF Garrett Cooper (wrist) will wear a cast for at least a week. … RHP Elieser Hernandez (tooth infection) has been temporarily sidelined from a rehab assignment because of a broken finger nail.
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Marlins: RHP Dustin McGowan signed a minor league deal and will be assigned to Triple-A New Orleans. RHP Brian Ellington cleared waivers and was released.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (2-0, 1.54) is scheduled to start Tuesday against LHP Caleb Smith (0-1, 4.32).

Brogdon played 14 minutes off the bench and chipped in two points, two rebounds and an assist.

While the Bucks got Brogdon back, they still weren’t at full strength as star Giannis Antetokounmpo missed his second straight game with soreness in his right ankle. He sat out Saturday’s win at the New York Knicks with the same injury.

Interim head coach Joe Prunty said the Bucks are waiting until Antetokounmpo is strong enough to do everything necessary in game action.

Milwaukee has clinched a playoff berth but could still finish as high as the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference, depending on what happens over the last three nights of the regular season. The Bucks were the 7-seed entering Monday night’s games.

Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez struck out five of his first six hitters in his first game back off the disabled list from knee surgery. But Tampa Bay’s C.J. Cron tied it at 1 with a home run in the second.buccaneers_091

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