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Cardinals | John Abraham to report soon

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:31:13 -0700

Arizona Cardinals LB John Abraham is expected to report to training camp in five or six days, according to head coach Bruce Arians.

Cowboys | Cory Henry worked out

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:19:11 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys worked out free-agent DE Cory Henry (Florida International) Friday, Aug. 1.

Steelers | Jarvis Jones dealing with injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:12:11 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers LB Jarvis Jones (groin) is dealing with a groin injury, but it is not considered a serious injury, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez aggravates injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:06:11 -0700

Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (ankle) aggravated his right ankle injury in the game Friday, Aug. 1, against the Detroit Tigers, according to the team.

Cowboys | Two players to be released

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:06:08 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys will release WR L'Damian Washington and OG Darius Morris.

Red Sox | David Ross leaves game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:05:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox C David Ross (foot) left the game Friday, Aug. 1, against the New York Yankees, and he might have ruptured the tendon in his right foot. Ross was hoping for that, although he'll have immense pain now, the healing of his injury will begin.

FANTASY TIP: If Ross does have a serious injury which requires a stint on the 15-day disabled list, the team could summon minor-leaguers Daniel Butler or Blake Swihart, as Ryan Lavarnway (hand) is not quite ready to return from an injury. If you're looking to get ahead of things, Butler might be your best add in AL-only fantasy formats.

Pirates | GM addresses Gerrit Cole situation

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:04:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) was scratched from his scheduled minor-league rehab start Friday, Aug. 1, so he could throw another bullpen session "to refine some things," according to general manager Neal Huntington.

FANTASY TIP: It's uncertain if Cole suffered some sort of a setback, the team saw something it did not like, or he is making enough progress to where he will not need to appear in a minor-league game and is on his way back to the big club. Fantasy owners need to hang tight until there is more clarity.

Cowboys | Adewale Ojomo signed

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:02:17 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys have signed free-agent DE Adewale Ojomo (Titans). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Padres | Carlos Quentin uncertain of return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:57:14 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) has damage to the bone in his left knee, and he will head out for a second opinion on the injury next week in Los Angeles. "Right now, I'm just working to try to get that opportunity (to play against this season)," Quentin said Friday, Aug. 1. "But I'm not sure."

FANTASY TIP: The brittle Quentin has crushed fantasy owners for the past couple of seasons, as it seems like it is one injury after another. The bone bruise in his left knee is the same injury which forced him out of 39 games earlier this season. At this point, fantasy owners might want to just drop him and let him be someone else's problem.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie appears in game at Dunedin

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:56:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) had a single, walk, two runs scored and two strikeouts in three at-bats in a minor-league rehab game with Class A Dunedin.

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Jets | Calvin Pryor says injury will not change style

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:52:38 -0700

New York Jets FS Calvin Pryor (concussion) said he will not change his playing style even though he suffered a concussion during training camp. "I play physical, be aggressive, just try to make the correct tackle and lead with my shoulder pads. That hit (the concussion) came from a shot where I wasn't looking and I took it out of nowhere. It was from one of my teammates," Pryor said.

49ers | Glenn Dorsey leaves practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:45:36 -0700

San Francisco 49ers DT Glenn Dorsey (arm) left practice early Friday, Aug. 1, after suffering an apparent arm injury.

Falcons | Dwight Lowery injured

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:38:00 -0700

Atlanta Falcons SS Dwight Lowery (head) suffered a head injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1, but it is not believed to be serious, according to head coach Mike Smith.

Jets | Two return to practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:32:50 -0700

New York Jets RB Alex Green (chest) and WR Quincy Enunwa (hip) were able to participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Jets | Jeremy Reeves injured

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:30:05 -0700

New York Jets CB Jeremy Reeves (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1, and was not able to finish.

Jets | Kenrick Ellis unable to finish practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:27:24 -0700

New York Jets DT Kenrick Ellis (knee) was not able to finish practice Friday, Aug. 1, after tweaking his knee.

Jets | Eric Decker expected to play in scrimmage

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:26:54 -0700

New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is expected to play in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2. Decker was limited during practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a hamstring injury.

Patriots | QB impressed with James White

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:12:27 -0700

New England Patriots RB James White has been performing well during training camp and has shown a lot of maturity during practice, according to QB Tom Brady. "He's done a great job since he's got here," Brady said. "He's got a real maturity for someone who is just getting out of college. He's made a lot of really great plays out here. We're all trying to work to get better, and we're all trying to make improvements. We can all do it. The young players need to come out here and keep working hard, and he's one of those guys who has been out here every day so he's been able to do that. He's been able to make a mistake, get the correction, come out again and not make the mistake the next day, so it's been great."

Browns | Two split time at RG

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:09:02 -0700

Cleveland Browns OGs Garrett Gilkey and John Greco split time at right guard with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Browns | Tashaun Gipson injured

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:05:15 -0700

Cleveland Browns SS Tashaun Gipson (knee) suffered a left knee injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1, and was scheduled to undergo an MRI on the injury.

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Patriots | Roy Finch injury update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:04:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots RB Roy Finch (knee) suffered a knee injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1, but the injury is not considered serious, according to a source.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez lifted early

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 18:00:00 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (undisclosed) was lifted early Friday, Aug. 1, against the Detroit Tigers due to an undisclosed injury. He appeared to suffer an injury making a sliding catch into the short fence at Comerica Park. OF Brandon Barnes came on to replace him.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners of Gonzalez cannot seem to catch a break. If it isn't one thing, it's another with Gonzalez, who just made his way back from an ankle ailment. Maybe he aggravated that injury, maybe he suffered a new one. Either way, you know the drill with Gonzalez. Reserve him until he can return and play one full games without any setbacks.

Twins | Brian Dozier back in the lineup

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:59:44 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier (thumb) returned to the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 1, against the Chicago White Sox.

Twins | Ricky Nolasco targeting mid-August return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:59:14 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Ricky Nolasco (elbow) is expected to return to the team's rotation as soon as Friday, Aug. 15, barring any setbacks.

FANTASY TIP: Nolasco has been a disaster for the team this season, posting a 5-7 record with a 5.90 ERA and a 1.62 WHIP while the opponent is batting .330 against him. Only fantasy owners in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues need to bother with him at this point.

Pirates | Gerrit Cole scratched from rehab outing

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:58:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) was scratched from his minor-league start with Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, Aug. 1. The exact reason for his scratching is not yet known.

FANTASY TIP: Earlier in the evening there was some weather in western New York, so perhaps that played a role, but that's pure speculation at this point. Fantasy owners, keep your fingers crossed that he did not suffer a setback.

Phillies | Domonic Brown under the weather

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:58:03 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (illness) was out of the lineup for a third straight game Friday, Aug. 1, against the Washington Nationals. However, manager Ryne Sandberg said Brown was under the weather this morning.

FANTASY TIP: There were concerns that Brown climbed into the skipper's growing doghouse, but he simply isn't feeling good. He should be well in the next day or two.

Jets | Brandon Hardin cut

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:50:22 -0700

The New York Jets have released FS Brandon Hardin.

Seahawks | Two players remain out

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:48:23 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Kevin Norwood (foot) and LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Seahawks | Paul Richardson returns

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:47:53 -0700

Seattle Seahawks WR Paul Richardson (shoulder) participated in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Dolphins | Knowshon Moreno unsure about preseason status

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:19:00 -0700

Miami Dolphins RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) said he is feeling better but is not sure if he will be able to play in a preseason game. "I don't know. I don't know. I really don't even know. I just want to take each day one at a time. They have a schedule for me and they're just going to tell me every day what I have to do, and I just go out there and do it," Moreno said.

FANTASY TIP: Moreno was expected to compete for the starting job during camp, but Lamar Miller likely will get the job because of Moreno's injury. Miller should be considered a No. 3 running back in most leagues. Moreno could be a later-round flier or handcuff to Miller in some leagues.

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Bills | Marquise Goodwin injured

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:15:03 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Diamondbacks | Daniel Hudson throws in bullpen

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:07:31 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) threw in the bullpen Friday, Aug. 1, and he is set to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with the team's Arizona League team Tuesday, Aug. 5. The team is hopeful he'll be able to appear in three to six games with the big club in September.

FANTASY TIP: Hudson isn't a bad stash candidate in NL-only fantasy leagues if you have the roster flexibility.

Padres | Show off new-look outfield

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:07:00 -0700

San Diego Padres 2B Yangervis Solarte made his first start in left field Friday, Aug. 1, against the Atlanta Braves, while OF Abraham Almonte made his team debut in center field while batting in the eighth position of manager Bud Black's lineup.

FANTASY TIP: Solarte can be valuable in NL-only fantasy leagues for his versatility from an eligibility perspective, and Almonte will be worth a $1 waiver claim in all NL formats, especially if he gets semi-regular at-bats.

Diamondbacks | Paul Goldschmidt gets rest

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:06:19 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt was given the day off to rest Friday, Aug. 1, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was just his second day of rest this season. He has logged 965 2/3 innings played this season, and that's third-most in the majors. C/1B Jordan Pacheco started in his absence.

FANTASY TIP: It's good news that Goldschmidt has no injury and is just getting a breather. The right-handed slugger should be back in the lineup Saturday, and he'll definitely be in there Sunday. In the series finale he faces Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano, a left-handed starter. Goldy is hitting a robust .384 (28-for-73) with six doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and a 1.115 OPS against southpaws this season. Daily fantasy owners need to remember that when setting their lineups.

Cardinals | Randal Grichuk skipped for promotion

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:05:55 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals minor-league OF Randal Grichuk was skipped for promotion in favor of OF Shane Robinson because manager Mike Matheny said Friday, Aug. 1, that Grichuk needs to "keep playing" regularly.

Cardinals | Jon Jay has sore wrist

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:05:26 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (wrist) was out of the lineup Friday, Aug. 1, against the Milwaukee Brewers due to a sore wrist.

Brewers | Matt Garza gets second start this week

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:48 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza will start Sunday, Aug. 3, rather than Tuesday, Aug. 5, after SP Jimmy Nelson (blister) was scratched Saturday, Aug. 2.

FANTASY TIP: Garza gets a second start for fantasy owners in the current scoring period after allowing just one run over seven innings in a no-decision earlier in the week on the road against Tampa Bay. The only trade off is that he loses two-start status for the upcoming scoring period.

Brewers | Kyle Lohse to start Saturday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:20 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse will start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the St. Louis Cardinals after SP Jimmy Nelson (blister) was scratched.

FANTASY TIP: Lohse is 1-3 with a 4.80 ERA in five starts against his former team since the start of the 2011 season, so daily fantasy owners should avoid Lohse until his next scheduled start.

Packers | Corey Linsley expected to be fine

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:16 -0700

Green Bay Packers C Corey Linsley (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a shoulder injury, but the injury is not considered serious. He is expected to participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2.

Patriots | Roy Finch leaves early

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:03:50 -0700

New England Patriots RB Roy Finch (undisclosed) left practice early Friday, Aug. 1, after colliding with SS Kanorris Davis during drills.

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Brewers | Jimmy Nelson scratched

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:03:43 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers have scratched SP Jimmy Nelson (finger) from his scheduled start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a blister. Nelson will be replaced by SP Kyle Lohse.

FANTASY TIP: Nelson's next start is scheduled for Tuesday, but fantasy owners in NL-only leagues and daily formats might want to wait to see how he responds in one full start before plugging him back into the active fantasy lineup.

Brewers | X-rays negative for Scooter Gennett

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:03:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (finger) suffered a left finger injury bunting during batting practice Friday, Aug. 1. X-rays were negative, and he has been diagnosed with a contusion of the left index finger. He is considered day to day.

Angels | Michael Roth to provide length

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:02:34 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim P Michael Roth, recalled from Double-A Arkansas Friday, Aug. 1, will be counted upon to prove length out of the bullpen.

FANTASY TIP: Roth might grab a couple of innings here or there, but he is not someone fantasy owners want to rely upon at this point.

Angels | Hector Santiago to stick in rotation

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:01:58 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago was expected to be bumped to the bullpen or Triple-A Salt Lake when SP C.J. Wilson (ankle) returns Saturday, Aug. 2. However, Santiago will remain in the rotation with SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) hitting the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 1.

Angels | No timetable for Tyler Skaggs

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:01:12 -0700

Updating a previous report, there is no timetable for the return of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list, according to manager Mike Scioscia. Doctors said he has a strain of the flexor tendon, which is part of the forearm but is in a more sensitive location and could be a precursor to a more serious injury. Skaggs lost feeling in his fingers and said he "over-pronated" his arm on a changeup Thursday, July 31, against the Baltimore Orioles.

FANTASY TIP: With Skaggs sidelined, the team is expected to keep Hector Santiago in the rotation. Fantasy owners will want to keep Skaggs reserved for now, and drop him if it is determined he will be sidelined for several weeks or more.

Rams | Rodger Saffold leaves practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:55:31 -0700

St. Louis Rams OG Rodger Saffold (undisclosed) left practice early Friday, Aug. 1, because of an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious.

Steelers | Rob Blanchflower out of walking boot

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:52:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle but is walking with a limp.

Bills | Two TEs missing practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:51:40 -0700

Buffalo Bills TEs Scott Chandler (groin) and Tony Moeaki (hamstring) are not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Bills | Three return to practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:13 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Lee Smith (undisclosed), OG Chris Williams (toe) and OG Chris Hairston (back) are participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Dolphins | Tariq Edwards not ready to return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:41:29 -0700

Miami Dolphins LB Tariq Edwards (knee) likely will miss some more practice time because of a knee injury. He will not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.

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Dolphins | Matt Hazel has concussion

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:39:47 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Matt Hazel (concussion) suffered a concussion during practice Thursday, July 31, and will miss several days of practice. He will not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.

Dolphins | Matt Moore will miss time

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:33:28 -0700

Miami Dolphins QB Matt Moore (shoulder) is dealing with a sore right shoulder and will miss a few days of practice. He will not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.

Colts | Several safeties have seen time with starters

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:31:49 -0700

Indianapolis Colts SS Delano Howell, FS Sergio Brown, FS Mike C. Adams and FS Colt Anderson have all received snaps with the first-team defense during training camp. FS LaRon Landry will start at one safety spot, but none of the players appear to have an advantage for the other spot.

Steelers | Dri Archer sitting out

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:23:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Dri Archer (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1. He has a wrap on his left knee.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch reinstated

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:20:26 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks officially reinstated RB Marshawn Lynch from the Reserve/Did Not Report list Friday, Aug. 1.

Bills | Chris Hogan impressive during camp

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:19:18 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Chris Hogan has been impressive during training camp and has been able to be a target on third downs, according to head coach Doug Marrone. "I don't think anyone here would have argued that Chris wasn't a hard worker. He's reliable, last year he showed us that and on third down our quarterback had confidence in him to go to him when he was out there in the slot. He's a big strong player, he's been playing well, and he's made some good moves this week," Marrone said.

Bills | May only have two TEs for preseason game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:49 -0700

Buffalo Bills TEs Chris Gragg and Dominique Jones may be the only two tight ends that are able to play in the Hall of Fame game because of injuries to TEs Scott Chandler (groin), Tony Moeaki (hamstring) and Lee Smith (undisclosed).

Dolphins | Ryan Rau signs

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:18:02 -0700

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent LB Ryan Rau (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal Friday, Aug. 1.

Seahawks | Taylor Price cut

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:10:50 -0700

Seattle Seahawks released WR Taylor Price (hamstring) from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Friday, Aug. 1.

Steelers | Justin Brown not practicing

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:08:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Justin Brown (nose) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a broken nose.

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Dolphins | Tariq Edwards waived

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:07:26 -0700

The Miami Dolphins placed LB Tariq Edwards (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers with an injury designation Friday, Aug. 1.

Chiefs | Ben Johnson waived

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:02:20 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs placed LB Ben Johnson on no-recall waivers Friday, Aug. 1.

Brewers | Jim Henderson not ready to return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:01:04 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers RP Jim Henderson (shoulder) is not ready to be activated from the disabled list. He will return to the team's spring training facility in Arizona for more rehab work.

Texans | Trevardo Williams, Bryan Witzmann waived

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:57:11 -0700

The Houston Texans placed LB Trevardo Williams and OT Bryan Witzmann (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers Friday, Aug. 1. Witzmann was placed on waivers with an injury designation.

Braves | Lineup notes

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:54:15 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) and C Evan Gattis are not in the starting lineup Friday, August 1, against the San Diego Padres. INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio is in the starting lineup batting eighth and playing right field.

FANTASY TIP: Heyward's back injury is starting to look like it could turn into a disabled list stint. Continue to check back for updates on his status. Gattis is likely just having a scheduled off-day. Bonifacio will see near-everyday at-bats while Heyward is injured.

Marlins | Jacob Turner starting Sunday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:43:03 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner will start Sunday, August 3, against the Cincinnati Reds. Turner is starting in SP Henderson Alvarez's (shoulder) spot. Alvarez is on the 15-day disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: Turner makes an excellent option to stream against the Reds Sunday, and he has fleeting NL-only value. He will likely return to the bullpen when Alvarez returns from the DL.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino could need surgery

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:41:48 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) could need surgery that would keep him out for a lengthy period, according to manager John Farrell. The team is waiting to view Victorino's MRI results before making any further decisions. Victorino has already missed 71 of the team's first 108 games this year.

FANTASY TIP: Like we said before, you shouldn't wait around for a healthy Victorino in standard mixed leagues at this point. Besides, his playing time might be shaky if he does return this year, for various reasons.

Athletics | Coco Crisp not available

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:34:44 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) had some trigger-point injections in his neck Friday, Aug. 1, and he is unavailable to play.

FANTASY TIP: It wouldn't be a surprise if Crisp is held out all weekend, and if he doesn't improve shortly, he'll likely land on the disabled list. In the short term, AL-only owners looking for a boost in stolen bases or just an extra outfielder in general should look Sam Fuld's way.

Marlins | Jarred Cosart starting tonight

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:33:49 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart is starting Friday, August 1, against the Cincinnati Reds. Cosart was just acquired by the Marlins Thursday, July 31, before the non-waiver trade deadline.

FANTASY TIP: It didn't take long for the Marlins to get Cosart to the mound. He'll see an uptick in fantasy value pitching in the National League. Tonight he gets an injury-depleted and struggling Reds' offense. Expect a solid debut with the Fish for Cosart.

Mariners | Michael Saunders not ready

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:32:01 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (oblique) will not start a rehab assignment Friday, Aug. 1, or Saturday, Aug. 2. "He's not ready to go out, not quite yet," manager Lloyd McClendon said. "I think we'll re-evaluate him when we get home and see where we are." Saunders isn't swinging or throwing at 100 percent.

FANTASY TIP: The Mariners probably don't feel the need to rush Saunders back after trading for Chris Denorfia. Denorfia's fantasy appeal should take a hit when Saunders returns, though, as they could enter into a right field platoon situation.

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Yankees | Stephen Drew starting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:29:09 -0700

New York Yankees SS Stephen Drew is starting at second base and batting eighth in his debut with the team Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Drew is expected to see the majority of his starts come at the keystone, but he can also be shifted to shortstop or third base, if needed. He's mainly an AL-only commodity as a glove-first player.

Cubs | Blake Parker recalled

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:27:31 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Blake Parker was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Friday, August 1. Parker will take the roster spot of SP Felix Doubront (calf) who is on the 15-day disabled list.

Mariners | Austin Jackson, Chris Denorfia starting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:22:39 -0700

Seattle Mariners OFs Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia are both making their starting debuts with the team Friday, Aug. 1. Jackson is leading off and playing center field and Denorfia is hitting sixth and starting in right field.

FANTASY TIP: Jackson's value won't change much at all. However, with the M's sending both James Jones and Stefen Romero to the minors, Denorfia could see enough at-bats in his new home to be considered in deep mixed leagues now.

Giants | Angel Pagan update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:21:56 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) will join Triple-A Fresno Saturday, August 2, and he could rejoin the Giants Tuesday, August 5.

FANTASY TIP: Pagan started the season strong and should be owned in the majority of leagues, especially if you need a boost in stolen bases and runs.

Red Sox | Allen Craig starting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:18:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Allen Craig is in the starting lineup for his debut with the team Friday, Aug. 1, and he's playing left field. Manager John Farrell said OF Daniel Nava will continue to see regular at-bats with Craig around, and it won't be a strict platoon situation.

FANTASY TIP: Hmmm. Craig had already become a frustrating play with the St. Louis Cardinals, and it looks like, at least initially, that might also be the case in his new home. The change of scenery could still spark a solid finish to the season, though, so follow his progress in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

Cubs | Recall Chris Valaika

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:16:01 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Chris Valaika was recalled from Triple-A Iowa Friday, August 1.

FANTASY TIP: Valaika is unlikely to get enough playing time to have fantasy relevance. He has displayed modest pop and good contact skills at the Triple-A level, though.

Red Sox | Joe Kelly likely to start next week

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:15:34 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Joe Kelly is likely to make his debut for the team next week against his former team, the St. Louis Cardinals.

FANTASY TIP: Crazy timing that'll be, huh. Anway, with the move to the American League East, Kelly's value should drop a bit, but it's not like he was on the rosters of many to begin with. We feel that Kelly should only be owned in AL-only leagues.

Red Sox | Yoenis Cespedes not in lineup

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:13:22 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 1, because he was still en route to the ball park after being traded Thursday, July 31. He'll be on the lineup card, though, and eligible to enter the game, according to manager John Farrell.

FANTASY TIP: You'll have to wait another day to use Cespedes in daily leagues in his new digs.

Athletics | Jonny Gomes, Stephen Vogt to platoon

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:08:15 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Jonny Gomes and C Stephen Vogt are expected to platoon in the lineup, with Vogt mostly playing first base and Gomes mostly playing in left field. 1B Brandon Moss is a swingman that can play both first base and the outfield.

FANTASY TIP: Since Gomes and Vogt aren't everyday players, they are useful in only AL-only leagues.

Dodgers | Lineup update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:07:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) is in the starting lineup Friday, August 1, against the Chicago Cubs. 3B Juan Uribe (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup, and he is being replaced by 2B Justin Turner.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Uribe in leagues where you're starting him. He is likely just getting a scheduled off-day. Return Ellis to lineups.

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Brewers | Mark Williams suspended 50 games

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:05:39 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers P Mark Williams was suspended 50 games for amphetamine use Friday, August 1.

Red Sox | Mookie Betts won't be around long

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:04:42 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts' stay on the major league roster is expected to be short-lived.

FANTASY TIP: Betts is probably only useful in daily games for the time being, since he might be sent back to the minors soon.

Red Sox | Alex Wilson, Tommy Layne called up

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:02:16 -0700

Boston Red Sox RPs Alex Wilson and Tom Layne were recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket Friday, Aug. 1.

Orioles | Joe Saunders signs

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:01:42 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles signed free-agent SP Joe Saunders (Royals) to a minor league deal Friday, Aug. 1. He will report to Triple-A Norfolk Monday, Aug. 4.

Blue Jays | Adam Lind ahead of Edwin Encarnacion

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:56:05 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (foot) is believed to be ahead of 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps), and Lind could start a rehab assignment sometime next week.

FANTASY TIP: It'll probably be at least a week before either player returns from the DL. Remain patient, and check the availability of Lind in your league. Lind is having a quietly solid year in 2014.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch wanted additional $5 million

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:54:14 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch wanted an additional $5 million more than the concessions he received when he ended his holdout earlier this week. Lynch will also not have to pay the fines assessed for missing the eight days of training camp.

Pirates | No Pedro Alvarez

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:53:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is not in the starting lineup Friday, August 1, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

FANTASY TIP: Alvarez has seen his playing time decrease substantially the past two weeks. He has been sitting against left-handed pitchers more of late, so that is likely the case tonight with Vidal Nuno on the hill for Arizona. If Alvarez continues to lose playing time, it will be difficult to stick with him in mixed leagues.

Athletics | Jesse Chavez moved to bullpen

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:52:13 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Chavez has been moved to the bullpen.

FANTASY TIP: This is somewhat of a surprise with Jason Hammel really struggling since his trade to Oakland. But with the arrival of Jon Lester, somebody was going to be bumped, and Chavez is that guy. You can ditch him in deep leagues, for now.

Cardinals | Carlos Martinez update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:48:01 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez will join the starting rotation for Triple-A Memphis. This allows flexibility for how the Cardinals can use Martinez later this season.

FANTASY TIP: Martinez can be dropped in the majority of leagues. His value is tied to starting for the Cardinals, which could happen again in 2014.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie playing in rehab game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:47:42 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) is starting at second base for Single-A Dunedin Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Lawrie could be around a week away from returning to Toronto's lineup, and he could be asked to play the majority of games at second base if he's being used their immediately during his rehab assignment.

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Rays | Jayson Nix released

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:45:26 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Jayson Nix was released Friday, Aug. 1.

Red Sox | Junichi Tazawa to be setup man

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:41:05 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Junichi Tazawa will be the primary setup man after RP Andrew Miller was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles, according to manager John Farrell. The rest of the bullpen roles need to be sorted out.

FANTASY TIP: This was kind of expected. Tazawa is now next in line to take over the ninth-inning duties should Koji Uehara be injured. Tazawa, even without being a closer, can be useful to owners looking to improve their ERA and WHIP.

Giants | Matt Cain update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:40:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) will likely undergo arthroscopic right elbow surgery, according to manager Bruce Bochy. Bochy noted it would end Cain's season.

FANTASY TIP: Season-ending surgery is the likely scenario, so owners in redraft leagues can drop Cain. He should be ready for 2015 and could be a solid rebound candidate late in drafts next year.

Jets | Sign Michael Smith

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:35:53 -0700

The New York Jets signed RB Michael Smith (Buccaneers) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Cardinals | John Lackey pitching Sunday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:31:57 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP John Lackey will start Sunday, August 3, against the Milwaukee Brewers, according to manager Mike Matheny.

FANTASY TIP: Lackey should get a boost in fantasy value with his relocation to the National League. However, Sunday's start won't be the easiest introduction to the NL Central. Strategically benching Lackey Sunday isn't out of the question.

Marlins | Henderson Alvarez to the DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:29:26 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, August 1, with right shoulder inflammation. The DL stint is retroactive to Wednesday, July 30. In a corresponding move, RP Dan Jennings was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans.

FANTASY TIP: This is disappointing news for Alvarez and his owners. He was in the midst of a breakout season. Check back for updates.

Cowboys | Sign Kenneth Boatright

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:28:31 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys signed DE Kenneth Boatright (Seahawks) to a two-year contract Friday, Aug. 1. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Angels | Tyler Skaggs update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:20:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) said his MRI results confirmed a flexor tendon strain in his left forearm. Skaggs noted surgery is not required, and he expects to pitch again this season.

FANTASY TIP: Skaggs' optimism is encouraging, but fantasy owners will want to make lineup adjustments in the meantime. Prepare to be without Skaggs for a few weeks.

Texans | Sign Brice Schwab

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:19:03 -0700

The Houston Texans signed OT Brice Schwab (Patriots) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Texans | Sign Joe Adams

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:18:34 -0700

The Houston Texans signed WR Joe Adams (Panthers) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Cardinals | Sign Derrell Johnson

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:10:40 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals signed LB Derrell Johnson (Dolphins) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Lions | Cody Wilson placed on IR

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:05:23 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Cody Wilson (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 1.

Orioles | Designate Ryan Webb for assingment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:04:32 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Ryan Webb was designated for assignment Friday, August 1, to clear a roster spot for RP Andrew Miller.

Brewers | Scooter Gennett scratched

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:02:44 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (finger) was scratched from the lineup Friday, August 1, against the St. Louis Cardinals. INF Elian Herrera is replacing Gennett at second base.

FANTASY TIP: Gennett had just 63 plate appearances in July. He dealt with a quadriceps injury, and he is still in a platoon with Rickie Weeks. Gennett is losing some of his standard-league appeal, but he should be owned in all deep mixed and NL-only formats.

Mariners | Option two to Triple-A Tacoma

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:00:23 -0700

Seattle Mariners OFs James Jones and Stefen Romero were optioned to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, August 1, to clear roster spots for OFs Austin Jackson and Chris Denorfia.

FANTASY TIP: Jones and Romero can be dropped in the majority of formats. Finding a stolen-base replacement for Jones should be a priority for his owners.

NFL | Four clear waivers

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:59:28 -0700

Free-agent CB Brandon E. Smith (Bills), WR Terrence Toliver (Bears), TE Brett Brackett (Dolphins) and OG Jared Smith (Seahawks) all officially cleared waivers and became free agents Friday, Aug. 1.

Athletics | Designate Evan Scribner for assignment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:46:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Evan Scribner was designated for assignment Friday, August 1.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino placed on DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:42:04 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) was placed on the disabled list Friday, August 1, with a strained back.

FANTASY TIP: Victorino continues to struggle through an injury-plagued campaign. Victorino is worth stashing, if you have available DL slots or bench space.

Giants | Sign Chandler Fenner

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:39:48 -0700

The New York Giants signed CB Chandler Fenner (Seahawks) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Giants | Waive Travis Howard

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:39:20 -0700

The New York Giants waived/injured CB Travis Howard (undisclosed) Friday, Aug. 1.

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Titans | Taylor Lewan working with first team

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:32:19 -0700

Tennessee Titans OT Taylor Lewan is working with the first team in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Yankees | Option Zelous Wheeler, Zoilo Almonte

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:26:54 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Zelous Wheeler and OF Zoilo Almonte were optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday, August 1.

FANTASY TIP: Optioning Wheeler and Almonte cleared roster spots for Martin Prado and Stephen Drew.

Packers | Fear major injury for Jared Abbrederis

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:25:25 -0700

The Green Bay Packers fear WR Jared Abbrederis (knee) suffered a torn acute cruciate ligament in practice Thursday, July 31.

Astros | Jake Marisnick batting seventh

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:18:13 -0700

Houston Astros OF Jake Marisnick is batting seventh and playing center field Friday, August 1, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

FANTASY TIP: Marisnick stole five bases during a 14-game stint with the Miami Marlins earlier this season. Owners in need of a stolen-base boost in deep mixed and AL-only leagues could take a flier on Marisnick. Daily gamers looking for a low-budget play in the outfield tonight could also take a chance on Marisnick. J.A. Happ has allowed right-handed hitters to bat .299 against him this season.

Colts | T.Y. Hilton practices

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:13:34 -0700

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (finger) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1. Hilton is dealing with a jammed right index finger, which was wrapped.

FANTASY TIP: Hilton should be fine moving forward and should be looked at as a WR3 heading into draft day.

Indians | Designate Zach McAllister for assignment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:10:43 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Zach McAllister was designated for assignment Friday, August 1. In a corresponding move, OF Tyler Holt was recalled from Triple-A Columbus.

FANTASY TIP: McAllister and his near-6.00 ERA are not worth holding on to in any format. Holt is unlikely to see enough at-bats to gain fantasy relevance, although he has excellent contact skills and modest stolen-base potential.

Giants | Eli Manning to play in Hall of Fame game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:06:54 -0700

New York Giants QB Eli Manning will play in the team's first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 3, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

FANTASY TIP: It is not a surprise that Manning will play as he continues to work on learning the team's new offense.

Indians | Mike Aviles batting second

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:59:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Mike Aviles is batting second and playing shortstop Friday, August 1, against the Texas Rangers.

FANTASY TIP: Aviles stands to finish the season strong, especially if he gets locked into the No. 2 spot in the batting order. He should be owned in all deep mixed leagues and AL-only formats. Until his salary rises in daily games, he is an excellent option, especially tonight against Texas starter Jerome Williams.

Titans | Brian Schwenke practices

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:59:09 -0700

Tennessee Titans C Brian Schwenke (leg) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Panthers | Linden Gaydosh to miss at least a week

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:54:36 -0700

Carolina Panthers DT Linden Gaydosh (ankle) suffered a severly sprained ankle in practice Friday, Aug. 1, and is expected to miss at least a week.

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Mets | Matt Harvey throws off mound

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:54:13 -0700

New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a bullpen session off a mound Friday, August 1.

FANTASY TIP: Keeper and dynasty owners should continue to hold Harvey for 2015. He is not going to pitch in 2014, so Harvey can be dropped in all seasonal formats.

Giants | More on Bennett Jackson

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:50:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants CB Bennett Jackson (ankle) suffered a significant ankle sprain in practice Thursday, July 31.

Red Sox | Mike Carp designated for assignment.

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:49:10 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Carp was designated for assignment Friday, August 1.

FANTASY TIP: Carp owners might want to be patient in AL-only formats. He could join another organization and maintain some fantasy value.

Red Sox | Recall Mookie Betts, activate Will Middlebrooks

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:36:59 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Mookie Betts was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket, and 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) was activated from the disabled list Friday, August 1. Middlebrooks is batting seventh and playing third base. Betts is batting ninth and playing center field.

FANTASY TIP: Middlebrooks has plus-power, but his .197 batting average leaves a lot to be desired. Without guaranteed playing time, he is only viable in AL-only formats and deep mixed leagues. Betts could be worth a flier in deep mixed league and AL-only formats, but keep your expectations in check. He might receive limited at-bats.

Nationals | Activate Asdrubal Cabrera

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:36:17 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Asdrubal Cabrera has been activated Friday, August 1. In a corresponding move, RP Aaron Barrett was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.

FANTASY TIP: Check back to ensure Cabrera is starting in tonight's game.

Panthers | Kenjon Barner gets the day off

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:35:02 -0700

Carolina Panthers RB Kenjon Barner (legs, back) got a routine day off to rest. He is dealing with a sore back and legs.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin may practice Saturday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) may practice Saturday, Aug. 2, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Angels | Tyler Skaggs to the DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:29:57 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Friday, August 1, with a left forearm strain. In a corresponding move, SP Michael Roth was recalled from Double-A Arkansas.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for updates on Skaggs' health, and who will fill his spot in the rotation. Anyone starting games for the Angels has AL-only value, at the very least.

Browns | Josh Gordon decision not expected until Monday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:29:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not expected to get a decision on his appeal hearing until Monday, Aug. 4, at the earliest.

Giants | Make roster moves

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:25:33 -0700

San Francisco Giants INF Matt Duffy and OF Jarrett Parker had their contracts purchased from Double-A Richmond Friday, August 1. The transactions correspond with OF Tyler Colvin and 2B Dan Uggla being designated for assignment.

FANTASY TIP: Take a wait-and-see approach with Duffy and Parker. They could gain NL-only value, if they can get semi-regular playing time. Duffy has shown solid contact skills with Richmond, whereas Parker has more pop. Colvin and Uggla are only worth a roster spot in the deepest NL-only formats.

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Red Sox | Clay Buchholz will start Sunday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:23:56 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz will start Sunday, August 3, against the New York Yankees.

FANTASY TIP: Buchholz is being bumped ahead in the rotation with the departure of Jon Lester.

Mariners | James Paxton starting Saturday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:23:03 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (lat) will start Saturday, August 2, against the Baltimore Orioles.

FANTASY TIP: Paxton hasn't pitched in months. Starting him tomorrow against the Orioles is unadvised. However, he is worth a speculative add in AL-only formats, and he could pitch his way into the mixed league conversation.

Giants | Bennett Jackson injury update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:01:45 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants CB Bennett Jackson (ankle) suffered a minor sprain in practice Thursday, July 31.

Rays | Could show interest in Jim Johnson

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:51:18 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays could show interest in free-agent RP Jim Johnson (Athletics) in the opinion of Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

Braves | Jordan Schafer designated for assignment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:42:40 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer was designated for assignment Friday, Aug. 1.

Athletics | Release Jim Johnson

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:41:49 -0700

The Oakland Athletics released RP Jim Johnson Friday, Aug. 1.

Falcons | Sign Theo Agnew

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:36:28 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed DE Theo Agnew Friday, Aug. 1. Per NFL rules, the length of the contract is three years. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Chargers | Sign Lowell Rose

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:27:08 -0700

The San Diego Chargers signed CB Lowell Rose (Jets) Friday, July 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Reds | Curtis Partch sent down

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:22:03 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Curtis Partch was optioned to Triple-A Louisville Friday, Aug. 1.

Reds | Jay Bruce activated off bereavement list

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:14:18 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce was activated off the bereavement list Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Get Bruce back into your daily lineups.

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Patriots | Workout Brady Quinn

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:13:45 -0700

The New England Patriots worked out free-agent QB Brady Quinn (Rams) Monday, July 28.

Saints | Champ Bailey sits

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:09:56 -0700

New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Chiefs | Eric Berry expected to miss a couple days

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:03:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (heel) is expected to miss a couple days of practice with a heel injury.

Eagles | Jake Knott has hamstring injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:54:08 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles LB Jake Knott (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring injury.

Giants | Reuben Randle practices

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:40:51 -0700

New York Giants WR Rueben Randle (hamstring) is participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Giants | Will Beatty practicing

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:39:58 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (undisclosed) is participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Cardinals | Release Danny Hrapmann

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:32:51 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals released PK Danny Hrapmann Friday, Aug 1.

Cardinals | Release Cory Brandon

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:32:09 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals released OT Cory Brandon Friday, Aug. 1.

Jets | Geno Smith to start scrimmage

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:21:04 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith will start the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.

Jets | Eric Decker dealing with hamstring issue

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:20:00 -0700

New York Jets WR Eric Decker (hamstring) is dealing with a minor hamstring issue, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

FANTASY TIP: It does not sound like this injury is a huge concern, but it is something to keep an eye on as training camp rolls on. Decker has the potential to be a WR3 in 2014.

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Giants | Adam Gress signed

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:19:45 -0700

The New York Giants signed undrafted free-agent OT Adam Gress (Penn State) Friday, Aug. 1. Per NFL rules, all undrafted free agents sign three-year deals. Financial terms were not given.

Jets | Calvin Pryor will not scrimmage

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:17:24 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) will not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.

Giants | Troy Kropog to IR

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:17:05 -0700

New York Giants OT Troy Kropog (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 1.

Jets | Shaq Evans dealing with shoulder injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:16:56 -0700

New York Jets WR Shaquelle Evans (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder injury, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Seahawks | Marcus Dowtin signs

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:14:07 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent LB Marcus Dowtin (Giants) to an undisclosed deal Friday, Aug. 1.

Seahawks | Randall Carroll released

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:12:01 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks released WR Randall Carroll Friday, Aug. 1.

Seahawks | Jesse Williams to IR

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:11:43 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DT Jesse Williams (leg) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Friday, Aug. 1.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin not practicing

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:07:55 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: It did not appear earlier in the week that this was a serious issue. It is likely the team is just being cautious with Benjamin.

Cardinals | Sign Max Starks

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:02:05 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals signed OT Max Starks (Rams) Friday, Aug. 1. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Packers | Datone Jones struggling with pass rush

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:01:03 -0700

Green Bay Packers DE Datone Jones reported to camp at 285 pounds, which was his playing weight as a rookie, and he said he lost body fat and feels stronger. He is starting at left end in the base 3-4 defense this year and is playing alongside DE Mike Daniels in the sub pass rush. Jones has been struggling a bit in camp during rush drills, however. The common denominator appeared to be an inability to finish in drills Thursday, July 31.

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Packers | Nick Perry, Mike Neal return from PUP

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:56:47 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Nick Perry (foot, knee) and LB Mike Neal (abdomen) have both been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and have joined training camp practices.

Packers | Tramon Williams didn't practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:55:12 -0700

Green Bay Packers CB Tramon Williams (undisclosed) dropped out of practice Thursday, July 31.

Packers | Starting base D-line looks set

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:53:17 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT B.J. Raji and DE Mike Daniels have been joining DE Datone Jones in the starting base defensive line in training camp.

Packers | Three returning punts

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:51:26 -0700

Green Bay Packers WRs Randall Cobb, Myles White and Jared Abbrederis were returning punts in practice Thursday, July 31. White struggled Wednesday, July 30, but looked better Thursday. White never returned punts or kickoffs in college, but he could be a valuable asset in the return game due to his speed, if he makes the team.

Packers | Scott Tolzien has good day

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:51:08 -0700

Green Bay Packers QB Scott Tolzien completed eight of nine passes during 11-on-11 drills Thursday, July 31, for his best day in training camp.

Angels | Collin Cowgill to begin rehab assignment

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:49:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Collin Cowgill (nose, thumb) is beginning his rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake Friday, Aug. 1.

Packers | Josh Boyd playing NT

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:47:06 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT Josh Boyd has played extensively at nose tackle for the first time during training camp.

Astros | Brad Peacock recalled

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:42:56 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Peacock is expected to jump into the starting rotation after Houston traded away Jarred Cosart yesterday. Consider Peacock in AL-only leagues for now.

Packers | Ha Ha Clinton-Dix draws praise

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:42:00 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix drew praise from an undisclosed source, being called "the real deal," according to NFL Network's Steve Wyche. The source credited Clinton-Dix for his range and willingness to make plays in run support.

Astros | Mike Foltynewicz to pitch in 'pen for rest of year

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:41:06 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Foltynewicz will pitch out of the bullpen for the rest of the year but will come to spring training next year competing for a rotation spot.

FANTASY TIP: That makes it easy. You can ignore him for the remainder of the year. Next year, if he wins a rotation spot, he should at least be on AL-only rosters to start the season.

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Royals | Eric Hosmer to DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:40:02 -0700

The Kansas City Royals placed 1B Eric Hosmer (finger) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 1.

Athletics | Kenny Wilson outrighted

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:36:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Kenny Wilson cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Midland Thursday, July 31.

Astros | Mike Foltynewicz coming up

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:33:22 -0700

Houston Astros SP Mike Foltynewicz will be called up from Triple-A Oklahoma City Friday, Aug. 1. He was 7-7 with a 5.08 ERA with 102 strikeouts in 102 2/3 innings this year, but he'll likely pitch out of the bullpen in Houston. He was selected No. 19 overall in the draft in 2010.

FANTASY TIP: This top prospect obviously has high strikeout upside, but he does fantasy owners no good in Houston's bullpen. If he gains a rotation job sometime in the second half, look to add him only in AL leagues.

Braves | Chasen Shreve optioned

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:26 -0700

The Atlanta Braves optioned P Chasen Shreve to the minors Friday, Aug. 1.

Marlins | Roster moves

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:29:06 -0700

The Miami Marlins optioned 2B Ed Lucas and RP Dan Jennings and released SS Miguel Tejada.

Padres | Jason Lane outrighted

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:25:40 -0700

San Diego Padres P Jason Lane cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, July 31.

Giants | Tony Abreu outrighted

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:23:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants 2B Tony Abreu cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, July 31.

Dodgers | Kenley Jansen, J.P. Howell were unavailable

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:19:50 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RPs Kenley Jansen and J.P. Howell were both unavailable to pitch Thursday, July 31, due to recent heavy workloads.

FANTASY TIP: It didn't matter. Clayton Kershaw, the best pitcher on the planet, was pitching, and he was able to wrap up a complete-game victory.

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw continues dominating ways

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:16:44 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw gave up nine hits and struck out nine and tied his career-best winning streak of 10 games by beating the Atlanta Braves 2-1 Thursday, July 31. Kershaw also tossed his second straight complete game for the second time in his career. It was his fifth complete game of the year. Kershaw hasn't lost in his last 11 starts and is 10-0 since June 2.

FANTASY TIP: There's not much to say here. Kershaw is hands down the best pitcher in baseball right now.

Braves | Justin Upton scorching hot

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:14:13 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton is batting .347 with nine runs scored, six doubles, two home runs and eight RBIs in 14 games since the All-Star break.

FANTASY TIP: We all know that Upton is prone to stretches of domination. He also turns that around and can turn in terrible stretches of coldness. Right now, you need to right him while he's hot.

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Phillies | Cliff Lee could be done for year

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:09:43 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) told reporters after the game Thursday, July 31, that he could miss the rest of the season after reinjuring the flexor pronator muscle in his left elbow. "At this point, that's probably the case," Lee said. He will be examined by doctors Saturday, Aug. 2.

FANTASY TIP: If you don't have anymore DL spots to use on your squad, you may want to seriously consider cutting Lee altogether in redraft leagues. At the age of 35, it's highly unlikely that Lee can make a return and be effective this season. David Buchanan is the likely candidate to come up and take Lee's rotation spot. Look to add him in NL-only leagues if that's the case.

Lions | Nick Fairley sentenced in DUI case

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:06:19 -0700

Detroit Lions DT Nick Fairley was sentenced to a six-month suspended sentence and one year of probation Thursday, July 31, for a 2012 driving under the influence of alcohol arrest. It is unclear whether he will face discipline from the NFL. Fairley intends to appeal the decision.

Royals | Eric Hosmer out 3-6 weeks

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:01:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (finger) will miss three to six weeks with a stress fracture of the third finger of his right hand. He aggravated a previous injury on a check swing Thursday, July 31. Hosmer will be placed on the disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: The likely replacement for Hosmer at first base will be Billy Butler, who has turned it on of late with the stick. Butler has been the team's permanent designated hitter for a while, though, so he'll probably need to be spelled often.

Packers | Eddie Lacy having a superb camp

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:59:01 -0700

Green Bay Packers RB Eddie Lacy is enjoying a strong training camp one week in, breaking powerful runs into the secondary on a daily basis. "You know, I don't think he even cares if it's a zone or a gap scheme," backup Packers QB Matt Flynn said. "He's going to find the hole. He's one of those guys that hates being on the ground." Lacy "couldn't have looked any better," according to one media source.

FANTASY TIP: That is great news for fantasy owners! Lacy, 24, has all of the makings of a stud fantasy back for years to come. Expect him to live up to his mid-RB1 draft placement in 2014.

Orioles | Chris Davis pinch hits

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:58:27 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (illness) entered the game as the designated hitter in the ninth inning Thursday, July 31, and struck out and walked.

FANTASY TIP: There seems to be a good chance that Davis will return to the starting lineup tonight after entering the game late Thursday. Check the Orioles' starting lineup to make sure, though.

Angels | C.J. Wilson expected to start Saturday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:57:31 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (ankle) is expected to return from the disabled list to start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Wilson has been on the DL since July 10 with a sprained right ankle.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson may be readily available in your league because of his injury and his poor performance right before his ankle injury was discovered. Be cautious about picking him up and throwing him back in there immediately.

Jaguars | Allen Robinson out at least two weeks

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:49:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) will miss at least two weeks with a hamstring injury.

FANTASY TIP: Robinson needs every rep he can get in practice, so missing two critical weeks will set back his development. He is a late-round flier in the deepest of single-year leagues.

Steelers | Shaun Suisham update

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:33:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham's four-year contract extension has him signed through the 2018 season.

Giants | Jose Gumbs visiting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:12:02 -0700

Free-agent SS Jose Gumbs (Redskins) has a tryout Friday, Aug. 1, with the New York Giants.

Phillies | Cliff Lee to DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:39:24 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a pronator strain in his left elbow. P Cesar Jimenez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

FANTASY TIP: Lee's season could be in jeopardy, but place him on your DL for now. David Buchanan could take his rotation spot but is just a NL-only target for depth purposes.

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Jets | Calvin Pryor limited

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:35:01 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is in a non-contact jersey again Friday, Aug. 1.

Steelers | Shaun Suisham signs extension

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:33:59 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers PK Shaun Suisham signed a four-year extension with the team.

Angels | Tyler Skaggs likely headed to DL

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:25:21 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) is likely headed to the 15-day disabled list with a left forearm strain. "The doctor said the UCL (ulnar collateral ligament) is fine," Skaggs said "At the moment, it's not looking bad. I have full range of motion, and the tests went well. We'll see tomorrow, though. It's not feeling too bad right now."

FANTASY TIP: Hector Santiago would take his spot in the rotation. He has depth value in AL-only leagues.

Jaguars | Four out extended period of time

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:21:59 -0700

Updating previous reports, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) and WR Tandon Doss (undisclosed), DT Jordan Miller (undisclosed) and LB John Lotulelei (leg) will miss an extended period of time.

Browns | Joe Thomas resting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:13:04 -0700

Cleveland Browns OT Joe Thomas is resting Friday, Aug. 1.

Saints | Five sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:09:40 -0700

New Orleans Saints WR Kenny Stills (quadriceps), DT John Jenkins (pectoral), OG Ben Grubbs (undisclosed), P Steve Hull and CB Terrence Frederick are out of practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Chiefs | Eric Berry sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:29:38 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is out of practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Redskins | Phillip Thomas returns

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:40 -0700

Washington Redskins FS Phillip Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Texans | Arian Foster sitting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:13:15 -0700

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster is not practicing Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: Foster could be taking a maintenance day after returning from a hamstring injury a couple of days ago. He's a solid RB1 in fantasy.

Dolphins | Three resting

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:00:57 -0700

Miami Dolphins CB Brent Grimes, WR Brian Hartline and WR Brandon Gibson are resting Friday, Aug. 1.

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Giants | Running back roles shaping up

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:26:14 -0700

New York Giants RB Peyton Hillis handled the bulk of the repetitions with the second-team offense Thursday, July 31. RB Michael Cox is also in the mix. RB Andre Williams continued to receive most of the goal line carries.

FANTASY TIP: Whoever wins the backup spot has RB5 value.

Red Sox | Infield tentatively set

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:25:07 -0700

Boston Red Sox SS Xander Bogaerts figures to get playing time at the position now that SS Stephen Drew was dealt to the New York Yankees, and 3B Kelly Johnson will fill in at that position as 3B Will Middlebrooks works his way back into the lineup.

Athletics | Paying Yoenis Cespedes salary, getting help on Jon Lester

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:21:12 -0700

Although the Oakland Athletics are paying $650,000 of the salary for Boston Red Sox OF Yoenis Cespedes, the Athletics are getting $1.8 million from the Red Sox to help pay SP Jon Lester.

Pirates | Were looking at Andrew Miller

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:03:32 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking at RP Andrew Miller before he was dealt to the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday, July 31.

Pirates | Asked about John Lackey

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:59:03 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates asked about SP John Lackey before he was dealt to the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday, July 31.

Royals | Counting on internal production

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:49:31 -0700

Although the Kansas City Royals were kicking the tires on some players at the trade deadline, general manager Dayton Moore believed internal production would drive the team in the stretch run so the Royals held off.

Orioles | Hunter Harvey injury may have cost team Jon Lester

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:45:25 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles were hesitant to deal any of their top arms to the Boston Red Sox with SP Hunter Harvey (elbow) out with a season-ending elbow injury. That was a factor in why the team did not land Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester.

Browns | Jim Leonhard still plans to retire

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:39:05 -0700

Despite being reunited with former coach Mike Pettine, Cleveland Browns SS Jim Leonhard still plans to retire at season's end. Leonhard and Pettine were together at times on the Baltimore Ravens, New York Jets and Buffalo Bills.

Bengals | Mohamed Sanu generating strong camp buzz

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:25:04 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR Mohamed Sanu is generating strong buzz in camp, which could lead to more time in the slot and more catches this season if things work out.

Bears | Lance Briggs wants to retire with Chicago

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:22:18 -0700

Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs, who is entering his 12th NFL season, intends to retire as a Bear but did not give a definite timetable. Briggs said he feels more comfortable with defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, who is in his second year.

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Cowboys | Committed to Dez Bryant extension

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:58:38 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys will have the franchise tag exception ready for WR Dez Bryant in the 2014-15 offseason, but the club has said it remains committed to locking Bryant up to an extension before then.

Seahawks | Not looking at Jermichael Finley

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:55:40 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks are not looking at free-agent TE Jermichael Finley (Packers) after losing TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') to an apparent torn Achilles' tendon.

Redskins | DeSean Jackson to have federal hearing Monday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:52:39 -0700

A federal court hearing will take place Monday, Aug. 4, to determine whether Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson will have to repay agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,000 as an NFL arbitrator previously ruled.

NFL | Joshua Brent has support system

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:16:16 -0700

Former Dallas Cowboys DT Joshua Brent has a support system in place if he opts to apply for reinstatement into the NFL. Fellow former Cowboys WR Michael Irvin and OG Nate Newton have reached out to Brent to offer their guidance.

Lions | Ryan Broyles focusing on rehab

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:03:57 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Ryan Broyles (Achilles') is trying to take things one day at a time after two days of training camp following a torn Achilles' tendon in 2013, saying he feels "pretty good right now." Broyles missed time in 2011 and 2012 with torn anterior cruciate ligaments in both knees, and he understands how to prepare for a season while rehabbing a major injury. Broyles has a new speed coach and is working on becoming more explosive, while not putting too much stress on his knees.

FANTASY TIP: Broyles is best left for your league's waiver wire.

Bears | Ego Ferguson struggling with discipline

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:55:25 -0700

Chicago Bears rookie DT Ego Ferguson jumped offsides twice in the same repetition Wednesday, July 30, in one-on-one drills. He jumped at a hard count and then again after being allowed to reset, which may illustrate the adjustment he is going through in his first NFL training camp.

Bears | Danny McCray likely to make the team

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:49:45 -0700

Chicago Bears SS Danny McCray is likely to make the final roster because of his special teams skills. Bears special teams coach Joe DeCamillis said McCray was the best player he had while coaching the same position for the Dallas Cowboys.

Bears | Danny McCray worked with starters

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:47:21 -0700

Chicago Bears SS Danny McCray worked with the first-string defense Wednesday, July 30, ahead of rookie SS Brock Vereen. Bears head coach Marc Trestman warned not to read into the situation, saying he wanted to see how McCray, a special teams standout, would fit in with the starters. "In terms of covering and in terms of the run game, his effort level has been very high," Trestman said. "He's a highly intelligent player. He has played consistently and continued to ascend over the last few days."

Cowboys | Cole Beasley turning heads

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:24:43 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Cole Beasley may not come off the field when Cowboys WR Dez Bryant is moved around. Beasley primarily works out of the slot, but Bryant sometimes will move into the slot to take advantage of a mismatch. Bryant went as far as calling Beasley a "rare talent" and praised the third-year receiver's ability to get open and make plays. Beasley has worked to improve his blocking skills, an area of his game he noted needs to get better. Beasley is stronger, which will help him beat press coverage, according to Dallas head coach Jason Garrett.

FANTASY TIP: Beasley is a sleeper candidate to target in the late rounds of PPR drafts. He may be the fourth target some weeks, but Dallas' likely putrid defense could mean even more passing than usual from this wide receiver-friendly system.

Blue Jays | Colby Rasmus benched for being late

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:58:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus was benched Thursday, July 31, after showing up late to the ballpark. "I was late getting here to the field," Rasmus said. "Wasn't here when I was supposed to be and they punished me as they should have."

FANTASY TIP: On the plus side, Rasmus isn't dealing with an injury of any kind so his absence should be a one-game occurrence.

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Reds | Aroldis Chapman aggravates hamstring

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:45:29 -0700

Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) needed a visit from the trainer after throwing a pitch Thursday, July 31. Chapman threw a couple of warmup pitches but eventually closed out the game. He said after the game that he should be available Friday.

FANTASY TIP: The fact that Chapman finished out the game is an encouraging sign, but his availability is still worth checking on for the next day or so. He is one of the most dominant closers in the game so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Reds give him a day or two off.

Royals | Jason Vargas likely to return Saturday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:42:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (appendix) is expected to start Saturday, August 2.

FANTASY TIP: Vargas has posted a solid 3.39 ERA this year, but you may want to hold off on starting him in his return since he draws a tough matchup against Oakland.

Mariners | Danny Farquhar update

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:32:02 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar (bicep) suffered a bruised bicep after being hit by a line drive Thursday, July 31. He said he would be fine, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times.

FANTASY TIP: It doesn't sound like he will miss much time, but it's worth checking back on his status in the coming days to make sure he is ready to go.

Mariners | Danny Farquhar hit by liner

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:31:12 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar (arm) left the game Thursday, July 31, after being hit on his right arm by a line drive.

Royals | Eric Hosmer has stress fracture

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:26:10 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) has a stress fracture in his right hand and will miss about a month, according to manager Ned Yost.

FANTASY TIP: Based on Yost's comments, Hosmer needs to be removed from lineups for the foreseeable future.

49ers | Chris Culliver returns

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:18:28 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (knee) practiced Thursday, July 31, for the first time since Sunday, July 27.

Raiders | Four work with trainers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:14:22 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (hamstring), LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring), LB Marshall McFadden (hamstring) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) worked with trainers on the side before practice Thursday, July 31.

Raiders | Two miss practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Greg Little (hamstring) and DT Antonio Smith (groin) missed practice Thursday, July 31.

Raiders | C.J. Wilson practices

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:08:46 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE C.J. Wilson (hamstring) came off the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 31, and practiced for the first time during training camp.

Raiders | Austin Howard returns to practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:07 -0700

Oakland Raiders OG Austin Howard (back) returned to practice Thursday, July 31, one day after leaving early with a back injury.

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Falcons | Julio Jones taking it slow

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:59:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is working with a restricted snap count during training camp and is wearing special shoes designed to take stress of the bone that he fractured in his right foot last season.

Browns | No leader in QB competition

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer and QB Johnny Manziel remain in a close battle for the starting quarterback job, according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan said the competition has been "back and forth" and that he doesn't "think one is in front of the other."

Rams | Jake Long, others return to practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:38:38 -0700

St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long (knee), C Scott Wells (undisclosed), CB Trumaine Johnson (undisclosed) and DE William Hayes (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, July 31.

Cowboys | Two miss practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:32:41 -0700

Dallas Cowboys CB Sterling Moore (groin) and OG Brian Clarke (groin) missed practice Thursday, July 31.

Cowboys | Two leave practice early

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:29:10 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) and DE Ben Bass (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, July 31.

Chargers | Jahleel Addae earns praise from Eric Weddle

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:24:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle said he sees a lot of himself in SS Jahleel Addae. "Jahleel is having a great camp as well," Weddle said. "Sometimes he wants to make a play so badly. He's a lot like myself early on. He just needs to rein himself a little bit and let the plays come to him."

49ers | Jim Harbaugh contract talks on hold

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:17:10 -0700

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh met with team CEO Jed York Wednesday, July 30, and the two agreed to postpone any further contract talks until after the season, York said Thursday to host Jim Kozimor on Yahoo! SportsTalk Live.

Giants | Matt Duffy an option at 2B?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:11:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants INF Matt Duffy was not in the lineup for Double-A Richmond Thursday, July 31. Duffy is not injured, and Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News believes he could be joining the Giants.

Bills | Landon Cohen impresses in drills

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:58:18 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Landon Cohen went 3-0 in one-on-one pass-rushing drills Thursday, July 31.

Bengals | Dre Kirkpatrick returns

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:57:27 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) returned to practice Thursday, July 31. He had been sidelined since Saturday, July 26, with a hamstring issue.

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Bills | Three see time at left guard

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:51:32 -0700

Buffalo Bills OG Cyril Richardson, OG Antoine McClain and OG Joe Unga all saw reps as the first-team left guard Thursday, July 31, after OG Chris Williams (toe) left with a toe injury.

Marlins | Donnie Joseph DFA

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:30:15 -0700

Miami Marlins RP Donnie Joseph was designated for assignment Thursday, July 31.

Jets | Kerry Hyder earns praise from Rex Ryan

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:29:42 -0700

New York Jets DT Kerry Hyder has "popped out of nowhere" as one of the surprises of training camp, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

Bills | Donald Trump advances in bidding process

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:20:26 -0700

Donald Trump has been selected to advance to the next round of bidding to purchase the Buffalo Bills, according to Trump's attorney.

Packers | Kevin Dorsey making mark on special teams

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:13:46 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Kevin Dorsey lined up as a front-line blocker with the No. 1 kickoff return team Thursday, July 31, and returned kicks for the second unit.

Angels | Tyler Skaggs leaves early

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:54:37 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (undisclosed) left in the fifth inning Thursday, July 31, after gesturing toward his forearm, according to Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports. He was working on a no-hitter at the time.

FANTASY TIP: The exact nature and severity of the injury remain to be seen. Stay tuned for updates.

Phillies | Cliff Lee reinjures elbow

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:51:07 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) left the game Thursday, July 31, with a left flexor pronator strain, according to the team. Lee was making his third start since returning from the 60-day disabled list for the same injury.

FANTASY TIP: Lee missed a little more than two months recovering from the injury the first time around, and if a similar timetable is needed with this occurrence, his season will essentially be over. It certainly looks bad for Lee, but don't cut him loose until a definitive recovery time is given.

Browns | Johnny Manziel to work with first-team soon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:37:41 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will receive reps with the first-team offense "sooner than later," according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch won't have to give back bonus money

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:36:57 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch won't have to pay back the $255,000 in signing bonus that he was fined for not reporting to trainihng camp on time.

Seahawks | Bump up Marshawn Lynch's base salary

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:26:09 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will make $6.5 million in base salary this season instead of $5 million, according to a league source. Lynch will now be guaranteed an additional $1 million that previously had to be earned by reaching incentives and will also be given $500,000 that he was due to earn next year.

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Falcons | Pat Angerer out with head injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:17:38 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer (head) suffered a head injury during practice Tuesday, July 29, and has yet to be cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol.

Phillies | More on Cliff Lee injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:07:56 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (undisclosed) gestured toward his elbow before asking to be taken out of the game Thursday, July 31, according to ESPN's Buster Olney.

FANTASY TIP: The exact nature and severity of the injury remain to be seen, but the fact that he gestured toward his elbow is a bad sign.

Bears | Sign one, waive one

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:55:24 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent OT Dennis Roland (Bengals) and waived OT Cody Booth with a no-recall designation Thursday, July 31.

Phillies | Cliff Lee leaves with injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:47:42 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (undisclosed) left his start early with an undisclosed injury Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: It doesn't look good initially. Lee immediately called for a trainer after throwing a pitch. The fear would be that it's related to the left elbow injury that recently had him on the DL. Stay tuned for more updates on the severity of his injury.

Falcons | Dezmen Southward to miss a week

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:43:35 -0700

Atlanta Falcons FS Dezmen Southward (knee) will miss a week of practice due to a knee injury. Head coach Mike Smith said the injury is not serious.

Indians | Chris Dickerson injured

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:37:30 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Chris Dickerson (undisclosed) was removed from the game Thursday, July 31, after apparently tweaking something while trying to catch a fly ball in the second inning. INF Mike Aviles is replacing him in left field.

Blue Jays | Colby Rasmus out of lineup

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:30:49 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus was scratched from the lineup Thursday, July 31. He's being replaced in center field by OF Anthony Gose.

FANTASY TIP: It's unclear if an injury led Toronto to replace Rasmus in the lineup. Stay tuned for more information.

Braves | Chris Johnson not starting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:29:53 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, and 2B Phil Gosselin is taking his place at the hot corner.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson is likely taking a routine day off on a travel day. Get him out of your daily lineups.

Bills | Chris Williams leaves practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:27:30 -0700

Buffalo Bills OG Chris Williams (toe) left practice Thursday, July 31, with a toe injury.

Texans | Derek Newton progressing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:19:59 -0700

Houston Texans OT Derek Newton has improved his pass protection techniques, assignments, pad level and fundamentals, according to offensive line coach Paul Dunn.

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Pirates | Starling Marte rehab date set

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:05:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (concussion) will begin a four-game rehab stint Saturday, August 2, with Triple-A Indianapolis.

FANTASY TIP: It has been a disappointing sophomore campaign for Marte. He should be owned in the majority of formats, though, and he could finish strong. Expect him back the middle of next week. He shouldn't be started this week in weekly lineup leagues. Josh Harrison could see decreased playing time when Marte returns.

Colts | Reggie Wayne feeling good

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:02:38 -0700

Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) said he hasn't had any problems so far with his surgically repaired right knee.

FANTASY TIP: The Colts' have a crowded wide receiver corps this year, including T.Y. Hilton and Hakeem Nicks. With Wayne coming off a serious injury and the plethora of mouths to feed in Indianapolis, it's best to draft him as a WR4 for now.

Padres | Yasmani Grandal's knee flares up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:58:09 -0700

San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) was a late scratch Thursday, July 31, with fluid and pain in the front of his surgically-repaired right knee. He is expected to play tomorrow, after medical tests checked out fine.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for Grandal's status tomorrow, if you're starting him.

Twins | Oswaldo Arcia back in

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:56:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is back in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Get Arcia back into your daily lineups.

Twins | Brian Dozier has swollen thumb

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:56:00 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (thumb) planned to take batting practice Thursday, July 31, and be available off the bench. He jammed his left thumb sliding into third base Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Dozier's situation looks day-to-day for now. Take him out of your daily lineups and hope he returns tomorrow night.

Chargers | Donald Brown returns kicks

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:55:54 -0700

San Diego Chargers RB Donald Brown returned kicks in practice Thursday, July 31.

Chargers | Vincent Brown wears boot

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:53:21 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) wore a protective boot Thursday, July 31, after sitting out the team's last five practices.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino has back issue

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:52:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) is expected to miss some time with a back injury.

FANTASY TIP: It seems likely that Victorino will go back on the disabled list, possibly as early as tomorrow. With the Red Sox adding two new outfielders at the trade deadline, playing time might be hard to come by when he returns. Victorino should probably only be stashed in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

Chargers | Jason Verrett sits

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:50:09 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Jason Verrett (shoulder) did not participate in team drills Thursday, July 31.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino back to DL?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:48:02 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (undisclosed) could be headed back to the disabled list soon. He will "miss a little time," according to general manager Ben Cherington. OF Yoenis Cespedes will play right field and OF Allen Craig will be in left.

FANTASY TIP: Victorino just can't seem to stay healthy as he ages. Don't feel the need to hang onto him in standard leagues if he goes back on the DL. Jackie Bradley Jr. seems safe, for now.

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Diamondbacks | GM talks Peter O'Brien

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:46:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Peter O'Brien is one of the best offensive players in the minors, according to general manager Kevin Towers.

FANTASY TIP: O'Brien has 33 home runs and 70 RBIs across two levels this season. He should be on your radar in deep keeper/dynasty formats. However, his .245 batting average and .296 on-base percentage at Double-A Trenton highlight he is likely a couple years away.

Braves | Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell will join team Friday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:43:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and RP James Russell will join the team Friday, August 1, in San Diego. Corresponding roster moves will be made at that time.

Broncos | Ronnie Hillman praised

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:38:47 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman has been unbelievable this offseason, according to running backs coach Eric Studesville. Studesville said Hillman is starting to maximize his potential and it's been exciting to witness.

FANTASY TIP: Hillman could easily be the Broncos' third option at running back behind Montee Ball and C.J. Anderson this season. Unless one of the two is injured, he's not draftable in any scoring format.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks returning Friday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:35:56 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) will be activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: The writing was on the wall for a Middlebrooks return once the Red Sox traded Stephen Drew to the rival Yanks. Middlebrooks could enter into a platoon with Kelly Johnson at third base when he returns, but Middlebrooks figures to see the majority of the playing time. If you're in need at a corner infield spot in a deep mixed league, Middlebrooks might be just what the doctor ordered, just don't expect much help in the BA department.

Cubs | Neil Ramirez expects to return when eligible

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:35:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Neil Ramirez (triceps) expects to return to the team once his 15-day disabled list stint is over. He is expected to continue his rehab in Mesa, Ariz., at the Cubs' facility rather than travel with the team on their upcoming six-game road trip to Los Angeles and Denver.

FANTASY TIP: Ramirez has pitched well this season. He should be back before Pedro Strop gains any traction in leapfrogging him on the depth chart.

Astros | Chris Carter in lineup

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:51 -0700

Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) is back in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Return Carter to your daily lineups immediately.

Tigers | Ian Krol optioned, more moves coming

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:09 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Ian Krol was optioned to Triple-A Toledo Thursday, July 31. Also, RP Pat McCoy (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 1, and the team will recall OF Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Toledo.

Giants | Surgery decision looms for Matt Cain

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:28:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) and the team will make a decision soon on whether he will undergo arthroscopic right elbow surgery to clean out bone chips and other debris.

FANTASY TIP: Any surgery would likely end Cain's 2014 season. However, his recovery timetable should have him ready for 2015.

Rockies | No trade offers made the team better in 2015

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:28:04 -0700

The Colorado Rockies did not receive any trade offers that would have made the team better in 2015, which is the team's focus, according to assistant general manager Bill Geivett.

Redskins | Courtney Bridget placed on IR

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:21:47 -0700

Washington Redskins CB Courtney Bridget (shoulder) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, July 31.

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Falcons | Desmond Trufant, Robert Alford progressing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:19:22 -0700

Atlanta Falcons CBs Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford are way ahead of where they were last year, according to defensive backs coach Joe Danna. Danna said the experience they gained last season is paying dividends this offseason.

Braves | Will receive cash from Cubs

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:18:53 -0700

The Atlanta Braves will receive approximately $1 million along with INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and RP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs.

Nationals | Recall Blake Treinen

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:18:15 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Blake Treinen was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Treinen is likely to pitch out of the bullpen. He has started five games for the Nationals this season, though. He has NL-only value, if he gets a spot start.

Seahawks | Steve Maneri works out

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:15:48 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks worked out free-agent TE Steve Maneri (Buccaneers) Thursday, July 31, following the placement of TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') on the Reserve/Injured list.

Dodgers | Scott Elbert outrighted

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:58:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers RP Scott Elbert was outrighted to Triple-A Albuquerque Thursday, July 31, after clearing waivers.

Giants | Matt Cain update

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:56:14 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain's (elbow) ulnar collateral ligament checked out fine. However, Dr. James Andrews made a recommendation on how to treat loose bodies in Cain's right elbow. The Giants are contemplating their next move after the diagnosis.

FANTASY TIP: Cain has a puncher's chance of pitching again in 2014, but the wise move is scouting a long-term replacement.

Texans | Two activated

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:49:46 -0700

Houston Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (undisclosed) and LB Trevardo Williams (undisclosed) have been activated from the Non-Football Injury list and Physically Unable to Perform list, respectively.

Steelers | Eric Waters hurt

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:43:24 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Eric Waters (back) injured his lower back Thursday, July 31, according to head coach Mike Tomlin.

Cubs | Hector Rondon improving his slider

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:41:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon's slider has improved and made his fastball more effective, according to manager Rick Renteria. Rondon has allowed two earned runs over eight innings in his last nine appearances. Renteria noted Rondon's slider was flatter and as fast as his fastball earlier in the season. "The last couple of days, all of us have noticed him using the slider a little more effectively and it's got more depth. He's been working on it," Renteria said. Renteria believes Rondon has the potential to be a consistent closer.

FANTASY TIP: After a horrid nine-game stretch in June, when Rondon allowed nine runs over 8 2/3 innings, his recent form is encouraging. Renteria's endorsement and commitment to Rondon makes him a most-own closer in the majority of formats.

Rays | Nick Franklin sent down

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:41:03 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SS Nick Franklin was optioned to Triple-A Durham Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: For now, Franklin will provide Tampa with organizational middle infield depth. He should only be owned in dynasty leagues.

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Rams | Ethan Westbrooks removed from NFI

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:39:38 -0700

St. Louis Rams DT Ethan Westbrooks (undisclosed) passed his physical and was removed from the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 31.

Braves | Make two roster moves

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:36:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) will be transferred to the 60-day disabled list, and RP Luis Vasquez is expected to be designated for assignment.

Marlins | Roster update

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:34:01 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart and INF/OF Enrique Hernandez will join the team. OF Austin Wates will fill the first-outfielder-recalled role of departed OF Jake Marisnick, according to the Marlins front office.

FANTASY TIP: Hernandez can play all over the field and should get enough at-bats to hold marginal NL-only value. Cosart is a must-add in NL-only leagues and could pitch his way into being a viable option in the majority of formats.

Twins | Kurt Suzuki lands extension

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:30:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki signed a two-year, $12 million contract extension Thursday, July 31. The deal also includes a vesting option for the 2017 season. Suzuki is hitting .304 with two home runs and 41 RBIs on the year.

FANTASY TIP: Suzuki has been one of the few bright spots this year for the Twinkies. He won't provide much power, but with the way he's swinging the lumber this year, he's useful in most formats when he's in the lineup.

Red Sox | Kelly Johnson acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:05 -0700

The Boston Red Sox acquired 3B Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SS Stephen Drew.

FANTASY TIP: Boston's acquisition of Johnson will allow Xander Bogaerts to move back to his natural position, shortstop. That could make him more comfortable at the plate, as well. Johnson's value increases with this move, since he should have more consistent playing time, at least until the BoSox think Will Middlebrooks (finger) is ready to return.

Indians | Austin Adams up, Zach Walters down

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:26:40 -0700

The Cleveland Indians called up RP Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus and optioned INF Zach Walters in his place.

Astros | Brad Peacock to return to rotation

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:25:38 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock will rejoin the rotation soon.

FANTASY TIP: His K/9 ability should make him ownable in AL-onlys, but it'll take more refinement of his stuff to be mixed-worthy. Perhaps next year....

Diamondbacks | Select Roger Kieschnick

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:22:37 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of OF Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno.

Diamondbacks | Call up Andy Marte

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:21:37 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks will call up 3B Andy Marte from Triple-A Reno.

FANTASY TIP: Flashbacks.... It'll take a lot for him to be worth anything outside of deep NL-only games.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch arrives in Seattle

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:21:30 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch arrived in Seattle Thursday, July 31, according to a source. Lynch officially ended his holdout from training camp.

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Astros | Colin Moran going to Double-A

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:19:56 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran will report to Double-A Corpus Christi.

FANTASY TIP: Moran was hitting .294 with 5 HRs and 33 RBIs for high Single-A Jupiter for the Miami Marlins. Moran is someone to grab and stash in AL-only dynasty games. He could be up late next year if he progresses quickly.

Lions | Sign Kris Redding

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:19:09 -0700

The Detroit Lions signed undrafted free-agent DE Kris Redding (Wake Forest) Thursday, July 31. Per NFL rules, UDFA deals are three years in length. Financial details were undisclosed.

Cubs | Javier Baez won't be recalled

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:13:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will not be recalled to replace INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio right now, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.

FANTASY TIP: Baez could see MLB action before the end of the 2014 season. However, those stashing him have to be disappointed with the news. A promotion in September when rosters expand is still a strong possibility.

Cubs | Will recall Kyuji Fujikawa

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:11:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa soon, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.

Cubs | Get Victor Caratini from Braves

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:05:18 -0700

The Chicago Cubs received C Victor Caratini from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RP James Russell and INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio.

Dolphins | Sign Raymond Webber

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:04:49 -0700

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent TE Raymond Webber (Packers) Thursday, July 31, to an undisclosed deal.

Mariners | Austin Jackson likely to lead off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:03:50 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson probably will hit leadoff, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

FANTASY TIP: It's a big blow departing the Tigers' lineup and heading to Seattle. Maybe Jackson can survive it because of his hot hitting lately, but it's not a fine environment in which to succeed.

Cubs | Felix Doubront to DL

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:03:01 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Felix Doubront (calf) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 31, due to a calf strain.

Bears | Sign Graham Pocic

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:53 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent C Graham Pocic (Rams) Thursday, July 31, to an undisclosed deal.

NFL | James Gayle clears waivers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:56:12 -0700

Free-agent LB James Gayle (Titans) cleared waivers Thursday, July 31, and is eligible to sign with any team.

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Yankees | Stephen Drew, Martin Prado updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:43 -0700

New York Yankees INF Stephen Drew will play second base, and 3B/OF Martin Prado will see time in right field and move to other places when needed.

FANTASY TIP: Both appear to be everyday players and should be added if available in deep-mixed games.

NFL | Kalonji Kashama clears waivers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:36 -0700

Free-agent DE Kalonji Kashama (Lions) cleared waivers Thursday, July 31, and is eligible to sign with any team.

Marlins | Acquire Jarred Cosart

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:17 -0700

The Miami Marlins acquired SP Jarred Cosart, INF/OF Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates from the Houston Astros. Houston received OF Jake Marisnick, INF Colin Moran, P Francis Martes and a compensatory pick for the 2015 MLB Draft.

FANTASY TIP: Moving to the National League helps Cosart's fantasy value. He is a must-add in NL-only leagues. Cosart is worth a speculative add in deep mixed leagues and could pitch his way into being a viable option in the majority of formats. Marisnick is worth an add in AL-only formats, if he sticks with the Astros.

Yankees | Brian Roberts designated for assignment

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:52:02 -0700

The New York Yankees have designated Brian Roberts for assignment.

FANTASY TIP: The deals for Stephen Drew and Martin Prado rendered him as extraneous. He may catch on somewhere else but probably won't have much value if so.

Rays | Also net Willy Adames in Price deal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:51:19 -0700

Updating previous reports, the Tampa Bay Rays also acquired SS Willy Adames from the Detroit Tigers in the deal that sent away SP David Price.

Seahawks | Jared Smith waived

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:50:03 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks waived OG Jared Smith (undisclosed) from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Thursday, July 31.

Dolphins | Brett Brackett waived

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:47:12 -0700

The Miami Dolphins placed TE Brett Brackett on no-recall waivers Thursday, July 31.

Lions | Cody Wilson waived/injured

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:14 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Cody Wilson (undisclosed) was waived/injured Thursday, July 31.

Bears | Terrence Toliver waived

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:42:53 -0700

Chicago Bears WR Terrence Toliver (toe) was waived with an injury settlement Thursday, July 31.

Bills | Brandon Smith waived

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:40:28 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (leg) was waived from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Thursday, July 31.

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Steelers | Darrius Heyward-Bey leaves practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:34:03 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (concussion) reportedly left practice Thursday, July 31, with concussion symptoms.

Patriots | Matthew Slater practices

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:30:23 -0700

New England Patriots WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) practiced for the first time this offseason Thursday, July 31, after being activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Braves | Acquire Emilio Bonafacio and James Russell

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:29:54 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have acquired INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and RP James Russell from the Chicago Cubs.

FANTASY TIP: Bonifacio will fill a utility role for the Braves. He is unlikely to see everyday at-bats, if the Braves remain healthy. With semi-regular at-bats, Bonifacio retains NL-only and deep mixed league value, due to his base stealing ability. Bonifacio could also push Tommy La Stella for playing time at the keystone position. Russell fills the left-handed-pitching void in the Braves' bullpen, but he has no fantasy value.

Rays | Acquire Drew Smyly and Nick Franklin

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:25:14 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays acquired SP Drew Smyly and SS Nick Franklin from the Detroit Tigers and Seattle Mariners, respectively, as part of a three-way deal involving SP David Price and OF Austin Jackson.

FANTASY TIP: Smyly remains a low-end starter in mixed league. The Rays' offense lacks the punch of Detroit's, but Tampa Bay has been rolling of late. His value takes a minor hit. Franklin is of interest in deep AL-only formats, if he gets recalled, otherwise he should be considered in keeper/dynasty formats only.

Chiefs | Steve Gregory signs

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:23:05 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent SS Steve Gregory (Patriots) Thursday, July 31, to an undisclosed deal.

Yankees | Acquire Martin Prado

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:20:37 -0700

The New York Yankees acquired 3B/OF Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks for C Peter O'Brien.

FANTASY TIP: Prado instantly gains fantasy value and will be a popular AL-only crossover FAAB piece. O'Brien is a fine power prospect who's in the midst of a breakout year in the minors. Watch for him in the next season or two to arrive in the majors, depending on Miguel Montero's future.

Falcons | Pat Angerer not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:19:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, July 31. Angerer left practice Wednesday, July 30, with an undisclosed injury.

Jets | Geno Smith protecting ball better

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:42 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith has fixed his turnover problems so far this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

FANTASY TIP: It's one thing to lessen turnovers in the offseason, it's completely different making sure that carries over into the regular season. Smith is still a backup fantasy quarterback and should be drafted as such.

Mariners | Acquire Austin Jackson

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:36 -0700

The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers, as part of a three-way deal involving SP David Price and SP Drew Smyly. The Mariners are sending SS Nick Franklin to the Tampa Bay Rays in the deal.

FANTASY TIP: Jackson's fantasy stock takes a bit of a hit, but he has been scorching hot in July. Hopefully, the relocation won't interfere with his recent surge. Rajai Davis will take over the center field job in Detroit, which increases his fantasy value significantly. The already crowded Mariners outfield adds another body. James Jones' playing time and fantasy value will take the biggest hit.

Steelers | Ramon Foster reports to camp

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:57:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster reported to training camp Wednesday, July 30, after missing the first four days because of a personal issue.

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Steelers | Rob Blanchflower out at least one week

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:55:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower (ankle) is expected to miss at least one week because of a high ankle sprain.

Giants | Robert Ayers dealing with ankle issue

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:42 -0700

New York Giants DE Robert Ayers (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in practice Thursday, July 31.

Yankees | Stephen Drew acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:27 -0700

The New York Yankees acquired SS Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 31, in exchange for 2B Kelly Johnson.

FANTASY TIP: Drew is an interesting acquisition. He can spell Derek Jeter down the stretch and could presumably play some second base with Brian Roberts tiring in the second half. His playing time will likely be frustrating for owners, however. Drew is primarily an AL-only asset at this point.

Tigers | Acquire David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:44:59 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have acquired SP David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays for SP Drew Smyly, as part of a three-way deal involving the Seattle Mariners.

FANTASY TIP: Price's relocation to one of baseball's top offensive teams is an upgrade to his already elite fantasy stock. The opposite applies to Smyly, although the Rays have been on a tear lately. Smyly remains a low-end pitcher in mixed formats.

Patriots | Ryan Wendell works at center

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:43:54 -0700

New England Patriots C Ryan Wendell worked at center with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 31, because C Bryan Stork (leg) did not participate in practice.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell taking part in practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:43:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is participating in practice Thursday, July 31.

Giants | Bennett Jackson to undergo further tests

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:41:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants CB Bennett Jackson (ankle) has been sent for X-rays on his ankle. The team is hoping the injury is just a sprain.

Indians | Austin Adams coming up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:37:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP Austin Adams will be recalled from the minors Thursday, July 31.

Giants | Will Beatty exits early

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:36:54 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (undisclosed) left practice early Thursday, July 31.

Orioles | Preston Guilmet going down

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:36:21 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Preston Guilmet will be sent to the minors to make room for SP T.J. McFarland.

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Rays | David Price trade imminent?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:35:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price could be involved in a three-team trade as the deadline approaches, according to sources.

Red Sox | Anthony Ranaudo starting Friday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:33:44 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Anthony Ranaudo will start Friday, August 1, against the New York Yankees.

FANTASY TIP: Ranaudo has been lights out for Triple-A Pawtucket and enters the mixed league conversation, especially if he pitches well tomorrow. AL-only owners should rush to the waiver wire to add Ranaudo.

Chiefs | Eric Berry expected to be fine

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:33:33 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is expected to be fine and left practice early for precautionary reasons.

Jets | No decision on starting QB for preseason game

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:31:15 -0700

The New York Jets have not decided who will be the starting quarterback for their first preseason game, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Nationals | Receive cash in Asdrubal Cabrera deal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:30:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals will receive cash along with SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians.

Yankees | Scott Sizemore released

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:28:36 -0700

New York Yankees 2B Scott Sizemore was released Thursday, July 31.

Giants | Mike Patterson dealing with sore shoulder

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:28:29 -0700

New York Giants DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) is dealing with a sore shoulder, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Jets | Stephen Hill performing well

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:27 -0700

New York Jets WR Stephen Hill has been outstanding so far during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Rays | Ben Zobrist unlikely to be traded

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is unlikely to be traded before the deadline.

Braves | Not counting on Jonny Venters

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) is not being counted on to return to the team's bullpen in 2014, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez noted he is hopeful Venters will return this season, but that Venters' health is the No. 1 priority.

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Patriots | Two players return to practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:23:50 -0700

New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce (leg) and LB Chris White (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, July 31. Both players sat out practice Wednesday, July 30.

Patriots | Matthew Slater activated

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:23:17 -0700

The New England Patriots have activated WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Falcons | Peria Jerry retires

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:21:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry announced his retirement Thursday, July 31.

Phillies | Marlon Byrd starting, Ryan Howard sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, against the Washington Nationals. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base against the Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez, instead of 1B Ryan Howard.

FANTASY TIP: With Byrd in the lineup, it is unlikely he is traded before the non-waiver deadline today. Ryne Sandberg appears to be sticking to his platoon at first base. Howard's dwindling fantasy stock will continue to fade, if he continues to sit against left-handed pitchers. Ruf is worth owning in NL-only leagues, as long as he is getting semi-regular at-bats.

Orioles | Chris Davis out

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:18:07 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (illness) remains out of the lineup Thursday, July 31, due to illness.

FANTASY TIP: Make sure you continue to leave Davis on your bench until he's feeling better.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch will not receive a new deal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:16:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will not receive a new deal and added money, but the team is expected to add some financial concessions to his contract.

Tigers | Front-runners for David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:15:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price could land with the Detroit Tigers, as sources say they are the front-runners to trade for him.

Yankees | Won't land David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:40 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price won't be dealt to the New York Yankees, according to sources.

Nationals | Deal Zach Walters

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:32 -0700

The Cleveland Indians have received 2B Zach Walters from the Washington Nationals as part of the SS Asdrubal Cabrera deal.

FANTASY TIP: With Mike Aviles the likely replacement at shortstop, Walters or Jose Ramirez will likely be sent to the minors. Aviles gets a huge boost to his fantasy value. He has proven to be a low-end middle infielder in the past. Everyday at-bats make Aviles a viable option in the majority of formats.

Mariners | James Jones not playing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:19 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF James Jones is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31. OF Endy Chavez is starting in center field.

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Dolphins | Matt Hazel not able to finish practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:10:15 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Matt Hazel (undisclosed) was not able to finish practice Thursday, July 31, because of an undisclosed injury.

Dolphins | Damian Williams misses practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:09:39 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Damian Williams (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 31.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch planning to end holdout

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:07:11 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is planning to end his holdout and report to the team in the next 24 hours.

FANTASY TIP: It was not if Lynch would end his holdout, but when. Lynch is a RB1 in all formats.

Blue Jays | Dan Johnson to DL, Chad Jenkins recalled

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:06:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Dan Johnson (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain Thursday, July 31, and RP Chad Jenkins was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move.

Red Sox | Eduardo Rodriguez acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:05:38 -0700

The Boston Red Sox acquired SP Eduardo Rodriguez from the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, July 31, in exchange for RP Andrew Miller.

Orioles | Landing Andrew Miller

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:03:38 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles acquired RP Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 31, according to a source. It's unknown what the Red Sox received in return.

FANTASY TIP: Miller will provide Baltimore with the same thing he did in Boston: a valuable lefty specialist in the late innings. His value doesn't change at all, and you can ignore him in all leagues.

Nationals | Acquire Asdrubal Cabrera

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:39 -0700

The Washington Nationals have acquired SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians.

FANTASY TIP: Cabrera figures to bat lower in the order with the Nationals, which will potentially hinder his counting stats. A new location could help Cabrera turn his season around, though. He should play the keystone position and should be owned in all NL-only leagues and deep mixed formats. He is worth considering in standard mixed leagues. Danny Espinosa will lose playing time, and the deal likely confirms the seriousness of Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring tear. Any further fantasy contribution from Zimmerman in 2014 should be considered a bonus. Anthony Rendon projects to continue manning the hot corner, which after all, is his natural position.

Braves | Not getting Andrew Miller

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:03 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller won't be traded to the Atlanta Braves, according to a source.

Buccaneers | Rashaan Melvin sits

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:01:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Rashaan Melvin (ankle) is not participating in practice Thursday, July 31.

Bengals | Vontaze Burfict contract talks hit an impasse

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:54:41 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict appears to have hit an impasse with the team in talks about a contract extension.

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Buccaneers | Mike Jenkins not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:45:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, July 31.

Royals | Billy Butler not playing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:40:33 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31. OF Raul Ibanez is serving as the designated hitter.

Pirates | Josh Wall cut

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:40:08 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated RP Josh Wall for assignment.

Reds | Devin Mesoraco sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:39:25 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31. C Brayan Pena will be the starting catcher.

FANTASY TIP: Mesoraco likely is getting the day off and will return to the lineup on Friday.

Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:39:00 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is not participating in practice Thursday, July 31.

Rays | Three possible destinations for David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:29:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price could land with the Detroit Tigers, Seattle Mariners or St. Louis Cardinals, according to a non-Rays person.

Cowboys | Ronald Leary activated from PUP list

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:29:26 -0700

Dallas Cowboys OG Ronald Leary (hamstring) was activated from the team's Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list Thursday, July 31.

Pirates | Angel Sanchez claimed

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:28:25 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates have claimed P Angel Sanchez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox.

Rays | Close to trading David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:25:49 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price is "close" to being traded, but the destination is still unknown.

Tigers | Not getting Andrew Miller

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:25:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller won't be traded to the Detroit Tigers.

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Giants | Corey Washington injured in practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:22:26 -0700

New York Giants WR Corey Washington (undisclosed) was getting look by trainers during practice Thursday, July 31.

Padres | Chris Denorfia traded

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:22:22 -0700

The San Diego Padres have traded OF Chris Denorfia to the Seattle Mariners for OF Abraham Almonte and P Stephen Kohlscheen.

Brewers | Tyler Thornburg moved to 60-day DL

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:19:05 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers have transferred SP Tyler Thornburg (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Giants | Bennett Jackson suffers leg injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:17:08 -0700

New York Giants CB Bennett Jackson (leg) suffered a left leg injury during practice Thursday, July 31.

Brewers | Logan Schafer optioned

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:16:40 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers have optioned OF Logan Schafer to Triple-A Nashville.

Pirates | Interested in David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:16:12 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are talking with the Tampa Bay Rays about the possibility of acquiring SP David Price, according to sources.

Mariners | Acquire Chris Denorfia

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:12:48 -0700

The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Chris Denorfia from the San Diego Padres Thursday, July 31. It's unknown what the Padres received in return.

FANTASY TIP: Denorfia joins a somewhat crowded outfield in Seattle. His playing time could be sporadic when Michael Saunders returns from the disabled list. Denorfia's value should increase a bit, but he's still probably nothing more than a single-universe commodity.

Dodgers | Not in on David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:12:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price won't be going to the Los Angeles Dodgers, as they reiterated they are not planning to trade for him.

Diamondbacks | Gerardo Parra traded

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:06:22 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks have traded OF Gerardo Parra to the Milwaukee Brewers for OF Mitch Haniger and P Anthony Banda.

FANTASY TIP: With Parra moving on, David Peralta likely will receive more playing in the outfield. Owners in NL-only leagues can consider adding him to their lineups.

Yankees | Esmil Rogers claimed

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:05:27 -0700

The New York Yankees claimed RP Esmil Rogers off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, July 31.

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Brewers | Gerardo Parra added

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:03:38 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers have acquired OF Gerardo Parra from the Arizona Diamondbacks for OF Mitch Haniger and P Anthony Banda.

FANTASY TIP: Parra probably will not have an everyday job with the Brewers, which will hurt his fantasy value. He could still be an option for owners in deeper mixed leagues and NL-only leagues.

Athletics | Jon Lester to start Saturday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester is expected to make his first start with the team Saturday, Aug. 2.

Athletics | Billy Burns sent down, Jake Elmore cut

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:37 -0700

The Oakland Athletics optioned OF Billy Burns to Triple-A Sacramento Thursday, July 31, and designated INF Jake Elmore for assignment.

FANTASY TIP: That temporarily kills any AL-only interest in Burns for his stolen base prowess. Perhaps the condition of Coco Crisp (neck) has improved recently. Keep Burns on your radar in very deep leagues should he surface again in the majors.

Chargers | Brandon Flowers sits

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:03 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 31. It was likely a veteran day off.

Dodgers | Check in on David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:57:10 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers have contacted the Tampa Bay Rays about the availability of SP David Price, according to sources.

Yankees | Not close to landing Marlon Byrd

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:56:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is not close to being traded to the New York Yankees.

Nationals | Have checked in on Daniel Murphy

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:54:57 -0700

The Washington Nationals have contacted the New York Mets about the availability of 2B Daniel Murphy, but the two teams have not made much progress at this point.

Reds | Mat Latos a trade chip?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:54:16 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos has been dangled by the team in hopes of receiving something significant in return, according to other teams.

Tigers | Talking David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:52:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price's name has been discussed with the Detroit Tigers, according to sources.

Diamondbacks | Mitch Haniger acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:50:20 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired OF Mitch Haniger from the Milwaukee Brewers. It is not known what the Brewers will receive in return.

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Rays | David Price a goner?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:44:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price will definitely be traded, according to sources.

FANTASY TIP: Don't believe everything you see. Price has been speculated as the top trade target for months, but because of the Rays' recent push in the standings, talk has died down. A trade could happen right before the deadline, though, so stay tuned.

Athletics | Receiving calls on Jason Hammel

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:44:28 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel is receiving plenty of calls from interested teams at the trade deadline, according to a source. The A's initially weren't planning on moving him.

Seahawks | Sign Ronald Johnson

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:38 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed WR Ronald Johnson (Eagles) Thursday, July 31. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Braves | Have been scouting two left-handed relievers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:39:34 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have been scouting Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller and Chicago Cubs RP James Russell. The team is looking to add a left-handed relief pitcher.

Diamondbacks | Oliver Perez could be moved

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:38:48 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been receiving interest from teams interested in trading for RP Oliver Perez.

Seahawks | Anthony McCoy placed on IR

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:38:09 -0700

Seattle Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, July 31.

Panthers | Frank Alexander will not appeal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:34:14 -0700

Carolina Panthers DE Frank Alexander said he will not appeal his four-game suspension, because he was guilty of violating the NFL's policy.

Jets | Calvin Pryor cleared for physical activity

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:27:16 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) has been cleared for physical activity after suffering a concussion. Pryor has not been cleared for contact.

Jaguars | Chad Henne not in danger

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:57 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne is in no danger of losing his starting job at this point, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Henne has looked comfortable during practice and is performing well.

Jaguars | OC happy with Blake Bortles

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:31 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles worked on his development and has progressed faster than originally anticipated, according to offensive coordinator Judd Fisch. "I think that one of the things you always worry about is how does a guy handle something that he's never done before. He's had OTAs and minicamp and then now he's got four weeks to figure out what is he going to do. I thought he really prepared so he came back ahead of where I thought he was going to be," Fisch said.

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49ers | Aldon Smith to meet with Roger Goodell

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:19:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday, Aug. 8. Smith is facing a suspension for three felony gun charges and a DUI.

Giants | Talking Alex Rios

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:17:24 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios is being discussed with the San Francisco Giants right now, according to a source.

Tigers | Close to deal for Andrew Miller

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:16:01 -0700

Updating a previous item, Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller is close to being traded to the Detroit Tigers, according to a source.

Cardinals | Receive Corey Littrell

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:15:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Cardinals acquired P Corey Littrell from the Boston Red Sox as part of the trade involving SP John Lackey.

Eagles | Nolan Carroll exits

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:13:59 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles CB Nolan Carroll (undisclosed) left practice early Thursday, July 31.

Mariners | In on Asdrubal Cabrera?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:11:23 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera could land with the Seattle Mariners, who are considered a sleeper for his services.

Giants | Doctor hesitant to clear David Wilson

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:10:08 -0700

Doctors for New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) are very hesitant to clear him to return to football after suffering a neck stinger in practice.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson was far more optimistic when he updated his status Wednesday. Check back on Monday when there is supposed to be more information on the prognosis for Wilson.

Cowboys | Tony Romo unsure of status for preseason opener

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:04:31 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) said he is not sure if he will play in the team's preseason opener Thursday, Aug. 7. "You're constantly evaluating it and you're constantly, I don't want to say adjusting because you stick to the plan, but it's a progression," Romo said. "It's leading up to San Francisco [on Sept. 7 for the season opener]. I am going to play in the preseason, obviously. I think it's important. The first game, we'll talk about it as we move into the weekend."

FANTASY TIP: It would not be a surprise to see Romo sit out early in the preseason as he continues to work his way back to top form. The team has been very cautious to this point with their quarterback.

Tigers | Making push for Andrew Miller

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:03:42 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller is attracting heavy interest from the Detroit Tigers, who are making a real push to acquire him, according to a source.

Astros | Several teams looking at Jarred Cosart

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:03:05 -0700

Houston Astros SP Jarred Cosart is attracting interest from the Miami Marlins and Texas Rangers.

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Cubs | Three interested in Emilio Bonifacio

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:58:34 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are receiving interest from the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates about the availability of OF Emilio Bonifacio.

Mariners | Emilio Bonifacio a trade target

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:56:57 -0700

The Seattle Mariners are interested in trading for Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio.

Rockies | Josh Rutledge in lineup

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:55:48 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge (illness) is in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31.

Titans | Brian Schwenke misses practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:50:56 -0700

Tennessee Titans C Brian Schwenke (leg) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 31.

Jaguars | Tandon Doss hurt in practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:42:45 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Tandon Doss (undisclosed) suffered an injury on the last play of practice Thursday, July 31, and was in a lot of pain.

Red Sox | Acquire Allen Craig, Joe Kelly

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:41:57 -0700

The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Allen Craig and SP Joe Kelly from the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SP John Lackey.

FANTASY TIP: Well then. Craig has been a former shell of himself this year, but the move to Boston could spark a turnaround in a more hitter-friendly environment. He'll also see more consistent playing time in Beantown. Kelly hasn't excited since his return from the DL, and he won't be any more intriguing with the move to the AL East.

Back in St. Louis, the departure of Craig opens up everyday PT for Oscar Taveras. Everyday at-bats should be good for the youngster, and it could elevate his play to levels that we've expected of him. He should be owned everywhere now.

Jaguars | Allen Robinson has hamstring injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:37:54 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Allen Robinson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 31, as he deals with a hamstring injury.

FANTASY TIP: Robinson was having a nice camp before the injury. Hamstring injuries have a tendency to linger, so this is something that will need to be watched in the next few days. Check back when there is more information on the prognosis of the injury.

Cardinals | Acquire John Lackey

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:36:22 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired SP John Lackey from the Boston Red Sox. It is not known what the Red Sox will receive in return.

FANTASY TIP: The addition of Lackey may mean that Michael Wacha (shoulder) may not be ready when the team hoped, and the team may prefer Carlos Martinez in the bullpen. Lackey should see some value increase because of his move to the National League. Owners in NL-only leagues can look to add him off waivers when they can.

Orioles | In on Andrew Miller

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:35:19 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller has a suitor in the Baltimore Orioles.

Twins | Kennys Vargas in the long-term plans

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:32:40 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas' call-up is more of a long-term plan, unless he fails miserably.

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Mariners | Want Alex Rios

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:32:12 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios is coveted by the Seattle Mariners, but the Rangers are closer to sending Rios somewhere else, according to sources.

Dodgers | Will not add John Lackey

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:31:02 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers will not trade for Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey, according to a source.

Giants | Rueben Randle expected to practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:30:33 -0700

New York Giants WR Rueben Randle (hamstring) said his hamstring is feeling better and he expects to practice Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: This is good news for Randle and the Giants. Randle should be considered a WR3 on draft day.

Colts | Donald Thomas to IR

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:29:25 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts placed OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps) on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, July 31.

Colts | Erik Pike re-signs

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:29:08 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts re-signed OT Eric Pike to an undisclosed deal Thursday, July 31.

Rockies | Ryan Wheeler cut

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:27:58 -0700

The Colorado Rockies have designated 3B Ryan Wheeler for assignment.

Jets | No first-team snaps for Michael Vick

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:25:10 -0700

New York Jets QB Michael Vick did not take any first-team snaps in practice Thursday, July 31.

Rockies | Pedro Hernandez recalled

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:22:46 -0700

The Colorado Rockies have recalled P Pedro Hernandez from Triple-A Colorado Springs. The team also optioned RP Rob Scahill to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Chiefs | Marcus Cooper carted off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:19:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Marcus Cooper (hamstring) was carted off from practice Thursday, July 31, with a strained hamstring.

Chiefs | Sanders Commings to undergo ankle surgery

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:19:07 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB Sanders Commings (ankle) will undergo surgery for a broken ankle.

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Chiefs | Eric Berry injury update

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:18:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) left practice Thursday, July 31, with an ankle injury.

Twins | Not close to extension with Kurt Suzuki

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:12:39 -0700

Minnesota Twins C Kurt Suzuki and the team are "very far apart" in contract extension talks, according to a baseball source.

Cubs | Chris Rusin recalled

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:11:43 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have recalled SP Chris Rusin from Triple-A Iowa. The team also optioned RP Blake Parker to Tirple-A Iowa.

Athletics | Jonny Gomes, Sam Fuld could platoon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:11:25 -0700

Oakland Athletics OFs Jonny Gomes and Sam Fuld could serve in a platoon in left field to replace OF Yoenis Cespedes, who was traded to the Boston Red Sox. Fuld also gives the A's a solid defensive outfielder.

FANTASY TIP: Gomes is clearly the better offensive weapon and fantasy option, but the move to Oakland in a pitcher friendly environment takes some of the intrigue out of his bat. In a platoon role with Fuld, he's purely AL-only material.

Rangers | Several teams interested in Alex Rios

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:34 -0700

The Texas Rangers have received interest from the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Indians about the availability of OF Alex Rios.

Royals | Check in on Jorge De La Rosa

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:07:03 -0700

The Kansas City Royals have checked in on the availability of Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa, according to a source.

Eagles | Riley Cooper not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:06:23 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper (foot) is not participating in practice Thursday, July 31.

Twins | Extension for Kurt Suzuki?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:00:06 -0700

The Minnesota Twins and C Kurt Suzuki have had discussions about an extension, and there's a reasonable chance they reach an agreement.

FANTASY TIP: Suzuki's batting average bubble should burst sometime later this season, but he's still valuable in two-catcher setups.

Jaguars | Denard Robinson looking good

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:57:50 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Denard Robinson has looked as a runner and a pass catcher during practice, in the opinion of USA Today Sports' Jim Corbett. Robinson bulked up to 210 pounds during the offseason.

Astros | Chad Qualls staying put

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:57:37 -0700

Houston Astros RP Chad Qualls is likely to stay put at the upcoming non-waiver trade deadline. They've told teams that he's unavailable.

FANTASY TIP: If Qualls were to leave town, Jose Veras or another less enticing reliever or relievers would slide into the saves picture.

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Athletics | Sam Fuld to play CF for now

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:55:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Sam Fuld will play center field with OF Craig Gentry (hand) still on the disabled list.

FANTASY TIP: Fuld's defense will work in his favor, but he'll remain subject to varying permutations of potential platoons. Fuld still can be a fifth mixed fly-catcher.

Rays | David Price talks heating up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:52:28 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price is the subject of increasingly intensifying trade talks in the last 12 hours, partially as a result of the Oakland Athletics' acquisition of SP Jon Lester.

FANTASY TIP: Price is elite regardless of where he goes.

Phillies | Talking with Royals about A.J. Burnett

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:46:29 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett is the subject of discussions with the Kansas City Royals, but there's no indication that a deal is close.

FANTASY TIP: Burnett should have a solid second half no matter where he pitches, but this isn't a bad landing spot for him.

Rockies | LaTroy Hawkins, Jorge De La Rosa unlikely to move

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:45:05 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP LaTroy Hawkins and SP Jorge De La Rosa appears likely to be moved as of now, though the club isn't ruling out trading them away.

FANTASY TIP: Hawkins' departure would open up a saves vacuum likely to be filled by either Rex Brothers or Adam Ottavino, or both. JDLR would benefit from leaving Coors Field.

Giants | David Wilson attends meetings

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:41:56 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) attended team meetings Thursday, July 31, and appeared ready to go, according to RB Rashad Jennings.

Royals | Pursuing SPs

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:40:46 -0700

The Kansas City Royals are pursuing New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon, Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey and San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy.

FANTASY TIP: They're also investigating A.J. Burnett. A move to Kansas City's park would be positive for any of these three, but the offense won't boost their chances for run support and wins that much.

Ravens | Brent Urban to miss 2014 season

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:38:21 -0700

Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament during practice Wednesday, July 30, and will miss the entire 2014 season.

Broncos | DeMarcus Ware practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:35:12 -0700

Denver Broncos DE DeMarcus Ware (leg) is participating in practice Thursday, July 31.

Twins | Tommy Milone to join Twins soon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:28:28 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone is expected to join the big-league club soon despite being sent to Triple-A Rochester. He started Tuesday, July 29, for the Oakland Athletics' Triple-A Sacramento.

FANTASY TIP: They're probably just keeping him on hold until his next turn. Milone should be grabbed in deep games; regaining a rotation spot will help him continue his solid season for the back end of fantasy rotations.

Dolphins | Anthony Johnson not able to finish practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:28:14 -0700

Miami Dolphins DT Anthony Johnson (undisclosed) was not able to finish practice Thursday, July 31. He had a wrap covering his midsection after he left practice.

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Colts | Jack Mewhort may have edge for starting job

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:27:37 -0700

Indianapolis Colts OG Jack Mewhort appears to be the leading candidate for the starting left guard job. OG Lance Louis is also considered a candidate for the job.

Dodgers | Likely won't get David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:26:42 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers' chances of acquiring Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price are "doubtful," according to a source involved in the discussions.

FANTASY TIP: The Rays are still in contention for a wild card spot at least, so they're likely to hang on to their big chip. It's not set in stone, of course.

Twins | Recall Kennys Vargas

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:23:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B Kennys Vargas was recalled from Double-A New Britain.

FANTASY TIP: As noted in his previous update, Vargas could be a deep-league asset on the chance the power he displayed at Double-A shines through.

Astros | Dallas Keuchel, Jarred Cosart market updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:21:27 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel has been taken off the trade market, but the club is "very, very busy" with calls regarding interest in Jarred Cosart.

FANTASY TIP: Keuchel has turned things around after his wrist injury and should be a solid fantasy arm the rest of the season. Cosart's inconsistency doesn't take away the intrigue in his heavy fastball; moving to a new club could make him a deep-league pickup.

Jets | Calvin Pryor in no contact jersey

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:20:46 -0700

New York Jets FS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is wearing a no contact jersey during practice Thursday, July 31.

Colts | Donald Thomas to be placed on IR

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:16:46 -0700

Indianapolis Colts OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps) is scheduled to undergo season-ending quadriceps surgery and will be placed on the Reserve/Injured list, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Twins | Tommy Milone reporting to AAA

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:16:45 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Tommy Milone will report to Triple-A Rochester.

FANTASY TIP: Bummer. Initial guesses said he'd join this rotation in this pitcher-friendly park. He still might in due time, but the mild deep-league payoff will have to wait. Maybe he's worth a stash.

Orioles | Not trading for a catcher

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:13:54 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles aren't interested in trading for a catcher because the transition for their pitchers would be too difficult, according to a source.

Jaguars | John Lotulelei helped off field

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:13:00 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB John Lotulelei (undisclosed) was helped off the field during practice Thursday, July 31, and was not able to put any weight on his left leg.

Falcons | Nick Barrett still an option

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:12:29 -0700

Free-agent LB Nick Barnett (Redskins) is still an option for the Atlanta Falcons depending on what happens with the team's linebackers. The Falcons worked out Barnett in June but did not sign him.

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Padres | Joaquin Benoit, Chris Denorfia updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:11:28 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is receiving increasing trade interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Chris Denorfia is likely to be dealt before the MLB non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Benoit going to the Dodgers or New York Yankees, among other teams rumored, likely would result in him working a setup role and losing save chances. Denorfia could land in a part-time role that warrants some deep-mixed value.

Twins | Kennys Vargas coming up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:08:02 -0700

Minnesota Twins 1B/DH Kennys Vargas will be called up from Double-A New Britain.

FANTASY TIP: The switch-hitter is having a standout year at New Britain with a .281 BA, 17 HRs and 63 RBIs in 356 at-bats. He's an AL-only grab with deep-mixed potential who could find himself in the lineup at least a few times per week.

Twins | Send Sam Fuld to Oakland

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:02:30 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Twins sent OF Sam Fuld to the Oakland Athletics for SP Tommy Milone.

FANTASY TIP: Fuld, who started 2014 with the Athletics, probably will start a few times a week in Oakland's platoon-laden outfield. They'll probably value his defense significantly, though. He can be valuable in five-outfielder mixed leagues.

Twins | Tommy Milone acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:56:15 -0700

The Minnesota Twins acquired SP Tommy Milone from the Oakland Athletics for an undisclosed package.

FANTASY TIP: Milone's value may decrease slightly due to the decline in potential run support, but he was doing well with a rotation spot in Oakland's pitcher-friendly park. He's a deep-mixed add.

Giants | David Wilson's career likely over

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:48:17 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) "needs a miracle" from his surgeon's evaluation to be able to continue his playing career, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson had some value as a RB4 or RB5. However, his career, and obviously his fantasy prospects for 2014, are in serious doubt. Andre Williams, Peyton Hillis or Michael Cox could elevate to RB5 status.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) is out of practice Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Benjamin is a low-end WR4 or a good WR5.

Jets | Calvin Pryor doing individual drills

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:40:19 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) is doing individual drills in practice Thursday, July 31.

Browns | Josh Gordon not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:37:14 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is not practicing Thursday, July 31, and presumably will miss practice Friday, Aug. 1, to attend his suspension appeal hearing.

FANTASY TIP: Tomorrow's hearing will likely heavily impact the fantasy landscape as Gordon was a surefire WR1 before his suspension.

Chiefs | Eric Berry carted off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:30:37 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (leg, foot) was carted off at practice Thursday, July 31, with a right leg or foot injury. SS Jerron McMillian has taken his place.

FANTASY TIP: Berry is one of the premier defensive backs in IDP leagues. We'll keep you posted when more details are known.

Ravens | Brent Urban suffered serious injury

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens DE Brent Urban (knee) suffered a long-term injury to his right knee, according to sources.

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Athletics | Jon Lester acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:00:10 -0700

The Oakland Athletics acquired SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes from the Boston Red Sox for OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Lester's value increases slightly with the move to a more spacious park in Oakland in an arguably weaker-hitting division. Gomes should receive platoon playing time and is an AL-only option. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!

Red Sox | Yoenis Cespedes acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:56:51 -0700

The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick from the Oakland Athletics for SP Jon Lester and OF Jonny Gomes, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: Cespedes' fantasy value doesn't change much. He's still a power-driven asset in a tepid hitter's park. For more, Click on our Trade Deadline Tracker!

Jaguars | Don't want Toby Gerhart at 300 carries

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:51:53 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars RB Toby Gerhart is expected to be spelled by RBs Jordan Todman, Denard Robinson and Storm Johnson so he doesn't reach the 300-carry plateau.

FANTASY TIP: Gerhart is still expected to be the leading back and makes a RB3 with upside. Todman, Robinson and Johnson will battle in camp for the backup role and could be worth an RB5 spot.

Orioles | Inquired on Bartolo Colon

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:39:31 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon was inquired about by the Baltimore Orioles.

Packers | Ha Ha Clinton-Dix working with ones

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:34:37 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix is working with the first-team defense at strong safety beside FS Micah Hyde Thursday, July 31.

Packers | Two safeties sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:33:25 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (ankle) and SS Tanner Miller (undisclosed) are not practicing Thursday, July 31.

Dolphins | Sam Brenner out rest of the week

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:19:14 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Sam Brenner (ankle) didn't practice Thursday, July 31, and is unlikely to do so before next week.

Dolphins | Mike Wallace out rest of the week

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:18:54 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace (hamstring) will not practice or scrimmage the rest of the week due to a sore hamstring.

FANTASY TIP: The team appears to be taking a cautious approach. Wallace is a low-end WR2 or a fantastic WR3 if you can acquire him as such.

Ravens | Five sit, one returns

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:02:40 -0700

Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back), DE Brent Urban (knee), DT Timmy Jernigan (back), OG Will Rackley (concussion) and WR Jeremy Butler (undisclosed) are out of practice Thursday, July 31. DE Albert McClellan (heel) returned to practice.

Ravens | Three vets have day off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:59:45 -0700

Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs, DT Haloti Ngata and LB Daryl Smith are not practicing Thursday, July 31.

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Dolphins | Nate Garner with first-team again

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:51:24 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Nate Garner is working with the first-team offense again Thursday, July 31, over C Shelley Smith.

Buccaneers | Austin Seferian-Jenkins learning quickly

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:38:57 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins has picked up things quickly and made plays in camp. The team is excited about him.

Cardinals | Michael Wacha could begin throwing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:15:54 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) will have an MRI on his right shoulder blade Monday, Aug. 4, and if the results are as expected, he'll begin a throwing program next week. General manager John Mozeliak said it's possible Wacha could return as a reliever if that best suits his long-term health. However, Mozeliak feels Wacha will return as a starter.

FANTASY TIP: Wacha should return in around a month. Keep him stashed until then.

Packers | Brad Jones works on dime defense

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:46:32 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Brad Jones has been working ahead of LB A.J. Hawk as the lone linebacker in the dime defense in practice.

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater closing gap

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:49 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater saw reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, July 30. According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, QB Matt Cassel appears to lead the race for the starting quarterback job, but Bridgewater has closed the gap.

FANTASY TIP: The starting QB job in Minneapolis will be a heated battle through training camp and the preseason. The winner of the battle might emerge as a useful QB2 in most fantasy leagues, especially if WR Cordarrelle Patterson is everything as advertised this season.

Vikings | Christian Ponder's reps cut

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:43:27 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Christian Ponder's reps were cut during practice Wednesday, July 30.

Yankees | Francisco Cervelli's hit streak ends

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:25:11 -0700

New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Texas Rangers, snapping his career-high 10-game hitting streak.

White Sox | Jose Abreu pushes hit streak to 19 games

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:24:44 -0700

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu extended his hitting streak to 19 games with a single in four at-bats Wednesday, July 30, against the Detroit Tigers. It is tied for the third-longest streak by a rookie in franchise history. Abreu has also hit safely in 37 of the past 38 games.

Tigers | Eugenio Suarez still in pain

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:24:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SS Eugenio Suarez (back), who left the game Tuesday, July 29, due to a back issue, said Wednesday, July 30, that he is in pain when he bends down to take groundballs.

Tigers | Max Scherzer on a roll

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:23:15 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer allowed a run and five hits over seven innings with a walk and six strikeouts in a win Wednesday, July 30, against the Chicago White Sox. He is unbeaten over his past seven starts. Since allowing 10 runs in a loss against the Kansas City Royals June 17, Scherzer is 5-0 with a 2.08 ERA in seven starts, and he is the first American League pitcher to reach 13 wins.

FANTASY TIP: Scherzer is also 4-0 with a 0.96 ERA in four starts against Chicago this season, striking out 31 batters over 28 innings. The good news for Scherzer and his fantasy owners, the White Sox face the Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field for a four-game set from Aug. 29-Aug. 31, so it is likely he faces them again. The two teams will also meet for a three-game set from Sept. 22-24.

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Athletics | Josh Donaldson smokes Houston pitching

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:49 -0700

Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Houston Astros. Donaldson has hit five of his 23 home runs against Houston pitching this season.

Athletics | RBI streak over for Yoenis Cespedes

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:22:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes was hitless in four at-bats Wednesday, July 30, against the Houston Astros, snapping his RBI streak at six games.

Astros | Jose Altuve has hit in a dozen straight

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:20:01 -0700

Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout Wednesday, July 30, against the Oakland Athletics, extending his hitting streak to 12 games.

Reds | Ryan Ludwick being made available

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:47 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds are telling teams OF Ryan Ludwick is available for trade. Ludwick is making $7.5 million in 2014 with a $9 million mutual option, or a $4.5 million buyout for 2015.

Rangers | Derek Holland to pitch Monday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:35:10 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) worked two scoreless innings with no hits allowed in his first minor-league rehab appearance for Double-A Frisco Wednesday, July 30. He issued two walks with four strikeouts. Holland's next rehab appearance is expected Monday, Aug. 4.

Pirates | Still work on acquiring Jon Lester

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:41 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher. The Los Angeles Dodgers are still involved in the pursuit, too.

Nationals | Discussing Daniel Murphy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:34:10 -0700

New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy might be a trade target of the Washington Nationals. The club has held internal discussions about Murphy and Cleveland Indians 2B Asdrubal Cabrera, but no deal is imminent, sources said Wednesday, July 30.

Nationals | Might be targeting Asdrubal Cabrera

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:33:28 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera might be a trade target of the Washington Nationals. The team has discussed Cabrera and New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy internally, but no deal is close, sources said Wednesday, July 30.

Mariners | Felix Hernandez on impressive streak

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:32:57 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed two earned runs, four hits and two walks with five strikeouts over seven innings in a loss Wednesday, July 30, against the Cleveland Indians. He has 14 straight starts of at least seven innings allowing two runs or fewer, the longest streak in the modern era.

Giants | Not in on Emilio Bonifacio

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:32:33 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B/OF Emilio Bonifacio is expected to be moved by the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that Bonifacio is not going to the San Francisco Giants.

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Giants | Dan Runzler goes to Japan

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:31:18 -0700

San Francisco Giants RP Dan Runzler was released Wednesday, July 30, and he signed a deal with the Orix Buffaloes of the Japanese League. The deal is for the rest of the 2014 season, and there is an option for 2015.

Dodgers | Still in on Jon Lester

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:29:26 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers are still pursuing Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, but the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals are pushing the hardest for the pitcher before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, according to a source.

Dodgers | GM: Matt Kemp will not be dealt

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:28:21 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp will not be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, general manager Ned Colletti indicated Wednesday, July 30.

Cardinals | Pushing hard for Jon Lester

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:27:46 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has not yet been traded, but a source said Wednesday, July 30, that the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates are pushing the hardest. The Los Angeles Dodgers are also still involved.

Braves | Jason Heyward out until at least Friday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) is not expected to return to the lineup until Friday, Aug. 1, against the San Diego Padres. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Wednesday, July 30, that he would probably give Heyward one more day of rest once Heyward says the back feels ready. "We talked about it today and he's still not feeling well," Gonzalez said. "If he comes in tomorrow and he's not feeling well, I'm not doing it, I'm not running him in there."

FANTASY TIP: Daily fantasy league players will want to play it safe and reserve Heyward Thursday and Friday. Wait to see him officially return and prove his health in one full game without setbacks before trusting him again.

Braves | Two minor-leaguers suspended

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:14:31 -0700

Atlanta Braves minor-league Ps Victor Joaquin and Alvaro Silvestre have each been suspended for 72 games without pay for testing positive for banned steroids. Joaquin tested positive for nadrolone, while Silvestre was flagged for using boldenone.

Raiders | Marcel Reece sheds weight

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:42:58 -0700

Oakland Raiders FB Marcel Reece shed about 15 pounds during the offseason.

Raiders | Rod Streater cleared for contact

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:42:29 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Rod Streater (concussion) participated in warmups and drills Wednesday, July 30, but he sat out team sessions. Streater suffered a concussion Monday, July 28, and has been cleared for contact Thursday, July 31.

Raiders | Antonio Smith nursing groin injury

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:42:08 -0700

Oakland Raiders DT Antonio Smith (groin) left practice Wednesday, July 30, due to a groin issue possibly related to his offseason sports hernia surgery.

Raiders | Austin Howard leaves practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:41:37 -0700

Oakland Raiders OG Austin Howard (back) left practice Wednesday, July 30, when his back tightened up. He was replaced by OG Gabe Jackson. Head coach Dennis Allen said he was unsure about the extent of Howard's injury.

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Browns | Josh Gordon's suspension all or nothing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:40:54 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is in Stage III of the NFL's substance-abuse program, and a positive test automatically triggers a one-year suspension. For Gordon, only two options exist: full-year suspension or no suspension at all.

FANTASY TIP: Gordon's fantasy value will be known shortly once his appeal is heard. The outcry for Ray Rice's suspension of two games might factor in here. However, it is Gordon's third run-in in just a couple of seasons, and as a repeat offender he could be treated more harshly.

Giants | Dan Uggla not released

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:04:01 -0700

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco Giants have not released 2B Dan Uggla. It was reported by multiple sources that Uggla had been released after a five-day stint with the club.

FANTASY TIP: The team might be hanging onto him in the event they cannot make a deal for an upgrade before the non-waiver trade deadline. There have been multiple reports that the team is interested in Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera, who can also play second base. Stay tuned.

Yankees | Not in on Alex Rios

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:03:33 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios might be dealt before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but the New York Yankees are not believed to be in on Rios at this time.

Yankees | Might be pursuing Marlon Byrd

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:03:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd might be on the move before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31. The New York Yankees have talked to the Phillies about Byrd, though no deal is close yet. The Yankees are looking to add another bat. However, the Yankees do not seem to love the $8 million salary Byrd carries for the 2015 season.

Marlins | Discuss trade for John Danks

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:34 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks might be traded before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, and the White Sox have discussed a trade with the Miami Marlins.

Giants | Tyler Colvin optioned

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:02:13 -0700

The San Francisco Giants optioned OF Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Fresno Wednesday, July 30.

Giants | Dan Uggla jettisoned

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:01:51 -0700

The San Francisco Giants released 2B Dan Uggla Wednesday, July 30. He lasted with the big club just five days, going 0-for-11 with six strikeouts and three errors.

Dodgers | Unlikely to add Dallas Keuchel

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:01:24 -0700

Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel could be dealt before the non-waiver trade deadline Thursday, July 31, but the Los Angeles Dodgers are unlikely to view the left-hander as a backup plan if they miss out on the marquee names available.

Dodgers | To discipline Erisbel Arruebarrena

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:59 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Erisbel Arruebarrena (hip) touched off a brawl while on a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque. He was optioned to Class A Rancho Cucamonga Sunday, July 27, and disciplinary action is pending.

Dodgers | Future murky for Chone Figgins

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 20:00:30 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Chone Figgins appears to have a cloudy future with the club. Manager Don Mattingly was asked about the future of Figgins, and he would not get into specifics other than to say "I know we have a plan going forward. It's nothing I can share with you."

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Dodgers | Darwin Barney to work at SS, 3B

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Los Angeles Dodgers optioned 2B Darwin Barney to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, July 29, so the Gold Glove second baseman could get playing time at positions other than second base, primarily shortstop and third base.

Dodgers | Hyun-Jin Ryu gets extra day

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:59:23 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu will get an extra day of rest, as he has his next scheduled start pushed back from Friday, Aug. 1, to Saturday, Aug. 2, against the Chicago Cubs.