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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.

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.

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.

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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.

Marlins | Donnie Joseph DFA

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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