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Broncos | Von Miller avoids PUP

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:52:52 -0700

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (knee) will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and he has been cleared for limited work.

Browns | Justin Gilbert deal slowed by structure

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:51:25 -0700

Cleveland Browns CB Justin Gilbert's contract was slowed by the separation of salary into early roster bonus money in the later years of the deal. It is uncertain which side caved in the negotiations.

Pirates | Starling Marte not in lineup

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. OF Travis Snider is in left field and hitting second.

FANTASY TIP: He's still presumably suffering from the head injury he incurred over the weekend, though managerial decisions also have cost him playing time of late.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:45:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 23. He left Tuesday, July 22, action because of left knee discomfort. INF/OF Josh Harrison is starting at third base in his place and hitting seventh.

FANTASY TIP: Get him out of your daily lineups and monitor his condition over the next few days.

Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:39:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. 1B/OF Darin Ruf if hitting seventh and playing first base.

FANTASY TIP: The Phils are facing San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, so the newly recalled Ruf is getting platoon duty. He's worth a grab in NL-only and some deep mixed games.

Eagles | Lane Johnson suspended four games

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:38:49 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the policy on performance-enhancing drugs.

Reds | Zack Cozart still hurting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:35:14 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (fingers) was not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 23, because of swollen index and fingers on his right hand, suffered when they were hit by a batted ball on his bunt attempt Tuesday, July 22. INF Ramon Santiago started in his place Wednesday. Cozart is day-to-day.

FANTASY TIP: NL-only players must hang tight.

Bears | Work out two FAs

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:35:09 -0700

The Chicago Bears worked out free-agent TE Travis Beckum (Seahawks) and C Thomas Austin (Colts) Wednesday, July 23, according to a source.

Giants | Daniel Fells working with starters

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:33:29 -0700

New York Giants TE Daniel Fells lined up with the starting offense during team drills Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: The team is having a competition for the starting tight end job during training camp, but none of the candidates have much fantasy value at this point.

Blue Jays | Sergio Santos clears waivers

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:27:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth has knee soreness

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:57 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) is dealing with right knee soreness and won't be in the lineup Wednesday, July 23, according to manager Matt Williams. The Nats are off Thursday, July 24, and Williams thinks it's enough time for Werth to heal.

FANTASY TIP: Given Werth's injury history, prepare for a longer absence. Combined with Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring-fueled DL trip, the Nat's lineup may be suffering a big hit. Nate McLouth would benefit if Werth requires extended inactivity.

Phillies | Phillippe Aumont coming up

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Phillippe Aumont was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In a corresponding move, RP Jeff Manship was designated for assignment.

Texans | Tyson Clabo contract update

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:27 -0700

Updating previous report, the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with OT Tyson Clabo on a two-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Phillies | Carlos Ruiz activated

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:13 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, July 23. In a corresponding move, C Cameron Rupp was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

FANTASY TIP: Put Ruiz back into your two-catcher mixed lineups.

Twins | Kendrys Morales potential trade chip

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:14:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins DH Kendrys Morales might be a piece the club is willing to trade. He's riding a 12-game hit streak but still has only a .599 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.

FANTASY TIP: A change of scenery could do wonders for him over the final two months. Deep leaguers should scoop him up for the chance he lands in a better environment, as well as simply to ride this recent hot streak.

Giants | Odell Beckham on sidelines

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:13:40 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) is not running routes with the rest of the wide receivers during the early portion of practice July 23.

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman placed on DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:07:53 -0700

The Washington Nationals have placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because right hamstring strain.

FANTASY TIP: Danny Espinosa likely will become the everyday second baseman and could hold onto that job for a while depending on how long Zimmerman is out. Espinosa could also see extended time at the position if Anthony Rendon plays well at third base and, given Jayson Werth's knee injury, stays there. Espinosa should help owners in deeper leagues looking for a second baseman or middle infield option.

Texans | Tyson Clabo added

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:04:22 -0700

The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with free-agent OT Tyson Clabo (Dolphins), according to his agent. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Jaguars | Deion Belue signed

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:21 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed free-agent CB Deion Belue (Steelers). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Yankees | Kelly Johnson placed on DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:16 -0700

The New York Yankees have placed 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin and have recalled P Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team also designated P Bruce Billings for assignment.

FANTASY TIP: Chase Headley likely will receive most of the playing time while Johnson is out of the lineup and should have value in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.