Description: Boston right fielder Shane Victorino (hamstring) is healthy enough to return but the team will wait to activate him after Jon Lester lasted only 4 2/3 innings on Tuesday night. SOURCE: Sean McAdam, csnne.com.
Insight: With the bullpen worn out, the Red Sox have opted to call up Alex Wilson rather than activate Victorino. The outfielder should be back Thursday and is expected to hit first or second when he returns.
Description: A brain injury has forced former Jaguars linebacker Russell Allen to retire from pro football. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: An on-field stroke against Buffalo in Week 15 left Allen with a dead spot on his brain. The injury was originally believed to be a concussion but was actually much more serious. Allen\'s best season came in 2012 when he recorded a career-high 131 tackles in 16 games for Jacksonville. The San Diego State alum turns 28 next month.
Description: Heat guard Mario Chalmers went through the team\'s walkthrough on Wednesday but remains a game-time decision tonight against Charlotte. SOURCE: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Insight: The reality is, Miami doesn\'t need Chalmers (9.8 ppg, 4.9 apg) to beat the seventh-seeded Bobcats. It might ultimately benefit the team more to have him healthy for the next round when the Heat are likely to face a much tougher opponent. Norris Cole would fill in at point guard if Chalmers sits this one out.