The NHL Department of Player Safety announced yesterday that Capitals rookie Tom Wilson is scheduled to have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Thursday over the phone for his hit on Flyers forward Brayden Schenn. The hearing over the phone means a suspension could be for a maximum of five games. More here.
The Phillies announced yesterday that they have designated 23-year-old catcher Sebastian Valle for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for new starter Roberto Hernandez. Valle looked to be the Phillies replacement for Carlos Ruiz up until 2012. He represented the Phillies at the 2011 MLB Futures Game. Valle began to struggle midway through 2012 and even more so after the Phillies acquired Tommy Joseph in exchange for outfielder Hunter Pence. More here.
There is trouble brewing in Cleveland. The Cavaliers 2012 first round pick Dion Waiters is unhappy. Waiters wants out of Cleveland and now Chicago and Philadelphia have emerged as the leaders for his services. According to the report, Waiters wants to play for the Sixers because he thinks he can be the best player on the team. More here.