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Cubs | Close to adding Felix Doubront

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:11:26 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront.

Cardinals | Justin Masterson to start Saturday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:07:51 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Justin Masterson (knee) will be the team's starting pitcher Saturday, Aug. 2. Masterson is currently on the 15-day disabled list but is eligible to be activated Friday, Aug. 1.

Giants | Angel Pagan to work out again

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:07:14 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) is scheduled to undergo another full workout in Arizona Wednesday, July 30. Pagan likely will play for the team's rookie ball team Thursday, July 31, he does not have any problems during the workout.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez working on throwing problems

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:51:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was partly benched the last two days in order to work on his throwing problems at third base. Twenty one of his 23 major league-leading errors this year have been on throws. "He just needs to continue to work," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We want to help him regain his form on (offense and defense) that he's shown us in the past."

FANTASY TIP: Alvarez has become a platoon third baseman because of his throwing issues and his struggles against lefties and the fact that Josh Harrison has been raking. You should only own Alvarez in deep mixed and NL-only leagues at this point.

Tigers | Nick Castellanos returns

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:49:28 -0700

Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos (finger) is returning to the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Return Castellanos to your daily lineups if you own him.

Yankees | Talking about John Danks

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:45:26 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is being discussed in trade talks with the New York Yankees, but the teams are both far apart in terms of a package deal. Danks has two years left on his $65 million, five-year deal. The Yankees would prefer to move P David Phelps back to the bullpen.

Mariners | Not in on Jon Lester

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:44:02 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is not an option for the Seattle Mariners.

Rangers | Receiving hits on Alex Rios

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:42:49 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios is receiving trade interest from other teams as the deadline approaches.

Red Sox | Jon Lester expected to be in uniform

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:40:49 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is expected to be in uniform Wednesday, July 30, according to manager John Farrell.

FANTASY TIP: Trade rumors are swirling hard around Lester. He's still expected to be traded, but it might not come until later tonight or tomorrow before the deadline.

Giants | Looking at Emilio Bonifacio

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:38:48 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio is being looked at by the San Francisco Giants as they look for someone to play center field against left-handers.

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Diamondbacks | Prepared to trade Martin Prado

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:36:41 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado could be traded in the right deal. He is owed $11 million in 2015 and 2016.

Cardinals | Michael Wacha to 60-day DL

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:34:21 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha (shoulder) was moved to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, July 30.

Marlins | Discussing John Lackey

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:32:21 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey is being discussed in a potential deal to the Miami Marlins, according to sources.

Dodgers | Moving on from top SPs

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:25:22 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers refuse to give up OF Joc Pederson, P Corey Seager or P Julio Urias, meaning they are no longer on the trail of Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester, Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price or Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels. Los Angeles is looking for a back end starting pitcher or a bench player.

Cubs | Jonathan Martinez acquired

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:24:52 -0700

The Chicago Cubs acquired P Jonathan Martinez from the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, July 30, to complete the trade involving 2B Darwin Barney.

Diamondbacks | Three things on wish list

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:14:12 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team is looking for starting pitching, catching and outfielders, in that order, at the trade deadline.

Rangers | Jake Smolinski has foot fracture

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:13:50 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Jake Smolinski (foot) has been diagnosed with a small fracture in his foot, but he is expected to return soon.

Cardinals | Justin Masterson acquired

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:09:30 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals acquired SP Justin Masterson from the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, July 30, in exchange for OF James Ramsey.

FANTASY TIP: St. Louis is probably one of the better landing spots for Masterson to succeed and turn around his disappointing season. If he's on your league's waiver wire, it might be time to give him a shot. Ramsey was hitting .300 with 13 home runs at Double-A Springfield. He'll give the Tribe some organizational depth in the outfield.

Phillies | Willing to pay Cliff Lee's contract

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee could be traded next month, since the team is willing to pay down some of his backloaded contract to facilitate a trade if they can get the right prospects. Lee is guaranteed around $48 million through next year, and the Phillies would likely have to pay a fair amount of his remaining contract to work out a trade.

Diamondbacks | Clayton Richard to sign

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:52:10 -0700

Free-agent SP Clayton Richard (Padres) said he will sign a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, and he expects to make his first start in the Arizona Fall League this weekend. Richard hasn't pitched in the majors since June 21 of last year.

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