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NFL | Expanded playoffs not expected for 2014

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:02:09 -0700

New York Giants president John Mara said the NFL are not expected to expand their playoff field during the 2014 season but believes adding more teams to the playoffs will happen in the near future.

Bills | Sammy Watkins to visit

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:01:39 -0700

The Buffalo Bills are meeting with Clemson WR Sammy Watkins Wednesday, April 23. The team likely would have to trade up in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft if they want to select Watkins.

Bills | Doug Marrone has cancerous mole removed

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:58:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills head coach Doug Marrone had a cancerous mole removed Tuesday, April 22. "That's basically the end of the story," Marrone said. "The recent extraction procedure will have no effect on my ability to coach the team moving forward."

Phillies | Cole Hamels activated

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:54:25 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies activated SP Cole Hamels (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 23.

FANTASY TIP: Hamels will make his season debut against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight. Put him in your starting lineup immediately.

Royals | Cory Wade released

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:54:04 -0700

The Kansas City Royals released RP Cory Wade Wednesday, April 23.

Marlins | Carter Capps called up

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:40:42 -0700

The Miami Marlins recalled RP Carter Capps from the minors Wednesday, April 23.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino may be delayed

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:39:49 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) may not be activated Wednesday, April 23, because the team's bullpen is taxed and they may need another arm, according to manager John Farrell. SP Jon Lester went only 4 2/3 innings Tuesday, April 22, a day after SP Clay Buchholz lasted only 2 1/3 innings. Victorino is 1-for-11 in three games with Triple-A Pawtucket.

FANTASY TIP: The latest Victorino would be activated would probably be later this week or this weekend. Be ready to activate him and get him back into your starting lineup when he returns to Boston.

Rockies | Jhoulys Chacin moved up

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:51:24 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (shoulder) was pushed up a day and will start at Triple-A Colorado Springs Thursday, April 24. That means he could potentially return April 29.

Browns | Keith Wenning visiting

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:41:02 -0700

The Cleveland Browns are visiting with Ball State QB Keith Wenning Wednesday, April 23.

Lions | Naaman Roosevelt working out

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:36:53 -0700

The Detroit Lions are working out free-agent WR Naaman Roosevelt (Browns) Wednesday, April 23.

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Braves | Three sitting

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:33:58 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton OF B.J. Upton and C Evan Gattis are out of the lineup Wednesday, April 23.

Dolphins | Mike Wallace digs new scheme

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:25:30 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Mike Wallace said the team's new offensive system fits his big-play style.

Phillies | Ben Revere with four knocks

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:19:40 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere tied a career high with four hits Tuesday, April 22.

Dodgers | Adrian Gonzalez's streak ends

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:18:11 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez's 16-game hitting streak ended Tuesday, April 22.

Astros | Josh Fields records save

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:13:29 -0700

Houston Astros RP Josh Fields recorded the save Tuesday, April 22.

FANTASY TIP: This is interesting because Chad Qualls blew a 3-0 lead April 19. Qualls pitched a perfect inning Monday night, but he only threw 12 pitches. He should have been available. Fields has 11 strikeouts in nine innings, a 2.00 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP. If he's available, pick him up as he could be trending toward more save chances.

Astros | Collin McHugh dominates

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:10:31 -0700

Houston Astros SP Collin McHugh allowed three hits and struck out a career-high 12 batters in 6 2/3 shutout innings to beat the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, April 22.

Athletics | Coco Crisp banged up

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:08:53 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (ribs) had X-rays on his sore ribs after falling hard on them Monday, April 21. The X-rays were negative.

Athletics | Eric O'Flaherty progressing

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:05:34 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw all his pitches at full distance in a bullpen session Tuesday, April 22.

Athletics | Luke Gregerson blows another save

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:01:24 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Luke Gregerson blew his third save Tuesday, April 22.

FANTASY TIP: This could be the nail in the coffin for Gregerson. Could the team go back to Jim Johnson or shift towards Ryan Cook? Stay tuned.

Rockies | Nolan Arenado extends to 13

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 07:00:28 -0700

Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado extended his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday, April 22.