The 49ers now have six of their nine draft picks under contract, getting safety Marcell Harris signed to a four-year deal.
San Francisco drafted Harris in the sixth round, the 184th overall choice.
I think he’s as tough as they come, Stevens said. “He matches his intensity with a physical toughness. … People talk about him all the time. Sometimes they focus on things that don’t matter, and the other times they focus on that he impacts winning.”
While some of his Yankees teammates were doing post-game interviews following Friday night’s loss, shortstop Didi Gregorius found out from manager Aaron Boone that he wouldn’t be starting the next day.
This was intended to be a mental break for Gregorius, who is having the worst month of his career after being the American League Player of the Month for April.
The move clears $2.1 million worth of cap room. Previous General Manager Dave Gettleman signed Shepard to a three-year, $10 million deal last offseason, and Shepard responded with 17 catches for 202 yards and a touchdown.
The Panthers traded for Torrey Smith and signed Jarius Wright and drafted D.J. Moore in the first round, so they were obviously serious about the rebuild.
I think it’s less pressure for us because the Kentucky Derby, for me, it was so special, Baffert said. “Coming in here I feel the same as I did when I won it with the other ones.”
Baffert won the Derby and Preakness with Silver Charm in 1997, Real Quiet in 1998, War Emblem in 2002 and American Pharoah three years ago.
Justify will face three other challengers from the Derby — Good Magic, Lone Sailor and Bravazo — and four horses who skipped it to point to the Preakness — Quip, Tenfold, Sporting Chance and Diamond King.