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Kam Chancellor: Time for the next chapter

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Serious doubts about Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s playing future have existed since he was shut down for the 2017 season with a neck injury and Sunday brought word from Chancellor that he won’t be back on the field.

He has what it takes to pitch here and to pitch successfully, Boone said. We’ve seen enough good outings from him where he’s built some momentum. I know physically he’s in a good place as far as his stuff, and now we’ve just got to unlock it. And one good outing, he can hopefully get the ball rolling here as well.

June had been a largely strong month for Gray, who went 2-1 in his previous five starts in the month. One of the wins was an eight-inning two-hitter at Toronto. In late May, he had an eight-inning four-hitter that resulted in a win at Kansas City.

In a lot of ways … [he’s] pitched a lot better for the bulk of his last six or seven starts, Boone said. But he has had a couple of hiccups in there that we have to keep working through with him.

The Packers are planning a committee approach to running back work this year and being able to keep pass rushers off Aaron Rodgers should be an important component in earning a high spot in that rotation. Once the pads come on at camp, we’ll get a fuller picture of Jones’ abilities in that area.

After a promising start in which he retired the first two batters of the game, Gray’s night was undone when Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez reached on an infield single. Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres tried hard to make the tough out, backhanding the ball up the middle and turning into a Derek Jeter-esque jump throw. Martinez just beat the throw, and that started a rally that culminated with Devers’ grand slam.

Since his arrival in New York, Gray has gone 0-4 with a 9.35 ERA against the Red Sox. He has allowed four home runs in those four starts against them. Still, he doesn’t think it’s accurate to say Boston has his number.

I mean, I haven’t beaten a lot of teams since I’ve been here. I’ve been bad against the Red Sox. I’ve been bad against a lot of teams, Gray said. So I don’t think you can say one particular team has my number. I’ve been bad against multiple teams.

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