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Dolphins | Rishard Matthews pushing for job

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:58:48 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Armon Binns is currently the team's No. 4 receiver, but the Dolphins have had discussions about WR Rishard Matthews replacing Binns at the spot, according to a source.

Dolphins | Zack Martin viewed as guard

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:58:27 -0700

Many mock drafts have the Miami Dolphins selecting Notre Dame OL Zack Martin with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. However, general manager Dennis Hickey views Martin as a guard and the team wants a right tackle in the first round, according to a source.

Dolphins | High on Ed Stinson

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:58:05 -0700

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly high on Alabama DE Ed Stinson, who is a tweener-type projected as a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Cowboys | Tyrone Crawford expected for OTAs

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:57:00 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DT Tyrone Crawford (Achilles') is expected to be ready for the team's offseason program, and he is expected to be a key piece to the defense this season.

Yankees | Ivan Nova leaves with sore elbow

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:22:24 -0700

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (elbow) left his start Saturday, April 19, against the Tampa Bay Rays due to a sore right elbow. He will undergo further tests.

FANTASY TIP: Nova was tuned up for eight earned runs, so he wasn't likely going to last much longer anyway. It's uncertain how much time, if any, he will miss. Stay tuned.

White Sox | Adam Eaton leaves game

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:21:51 -0700

Chicago White Sox OF Adam Eaton (hamstring) left the game Saturday, April 19, against the Texas Rangers due to a mildly strained left hamstring. He is listed as day to day.

Mets | Closer change might be coming

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:20:15 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins hinted Saturday, April 19, that he is changing closers. He said he did not want to address the topic publicly until he addressed players, though.

FANTASY TIP: Jose Valverde allowed three unearned runs, one hit and a walk in an inning of work in a non-save situation Saturday against the Atlanta Braves in the ninth inning. It appears he is out of a job. It's uncertain if the team will promote Vic Black or Jeurys Familia, use Gonzalez Germen or go with a closer-by-committee. For now, Valverde is worth keeping in NL-only leagues, but reserve him.

Mets | Curtis Granderson to be dropped in lineup

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:39:11 -0700

New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday, April 19, that the struggling OF Curtis Granderson will be dropped from the cleanup spot.

FANTASY TIP: Granderson has stumbled out of the chute and shown no signs of life in the first month of the season. He is worth keeping on a roster in all NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats, but keep him reserved until he can find his groove.

Rays | Desmond Jennings nursing groin issue

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:38:37 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (groin) has been dealing with a groin issue, and he is limited to pinch-hitting duties Saturday, April 19, and Sunday, April 20. He might be able to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, April 22.

Rays | Evan Longoria takes over franchise lead

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:38:11 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria swatted a home run Saturday, April 19, against the New York Yankees. He broke a tie with former 1B Carlos Pena, taking over as the franchise leader in homers with 164.

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Rays | Jeremy Hellickson dealing with soreness

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:37:40 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) experienced some light soreness in his elbow, and he took the past three days off. He will play catch Sunday, April 20.

Pirates | Ike Davis makes team debut

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Ike Davis made his team debut Saturday, April 19, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He finished 2 for 3 with a double, walk and two runs scored while batting in the sixth spot of manager Clint Hurdle's lineup.

Pirates | Jordy Mercer receives treatment

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:36:18 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SS Jordy Mercer (ankle) will get treatment Saturday, April 19, and attempt baseball activities, according to manager Clint Hurdle. Mercer might be available off the bench barring any setbacks.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran back in action

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:00:27 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (shoulder, wrist) returned to the starting lineup Saturday, April 19, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He batted third in manager Joe Girardi's lineup and he served as the designated hitter.

Padres | Chase Headley back in action

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:58 -0700

San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (biceps) was back in the starting lineup Saturday, April 19, against the San Francisco Giants. He started at third base and was in the fifth spot in the batting order.

Nationals | Matt Williams benches Bryce Harper

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:59:26 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Matt Williams confirmed Saturday, April 19, that OF Bryce Harper was removed from the game against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a "lack of hustle."

Athletics | Eric O'Flaherty throws bullpen

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:30:18 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) threw a bullpen session in front of manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Curt Young Saturday, April 19. He might progress to facing live hitters by the team the club returns from its next road trip.

White Sox | Andre Rienzo recalled

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:29:52 -0700

The Chicago White Sox recalled P Andre Rienzo from Triple-A Charlotte Saturday, April 19.

White Sox | Donnie Veal outrighted

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:29:23 -0700

The Chicago White Sox sent RP Donnie Veal outright to Triple-A Charlotte Saturday, April 19.

White Sox | Felipe Paulino hits DL

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 18:28:38 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP Felipe Paulino (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 19, due to rotator cuff inflammation.

FANTASY TIP: Paulino was terrible so far this season, going 0-2 with an 11.29 ERA over four starts. Andre Rienzo might get a chance to fill Paulino's rotation spot, although he wasn't exactly lighting it up at Charlotte. Both Paulino and Rienzo have fantasy appeal only in the deepest of AL-only formats.