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Rangers | Nick Tepesch to be pushed back

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:39:26 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (knee) will be pushed back and won't start against the Cleveland Indians this weekend.

Braves | Freddie Freeman slumping

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:34:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman has hit .171 (7-for-41), with a .569 OPS and .194 BABIP since the All-Star break.

FANTASY TIP: The BABIP is unsustainably low, but an 18.8 percent line drive rate will hinder any batting average. Test the trade waters to see if there is an impatient Freeman owner in your league. He is an elite bat in a minor funk who is due for a hot stretch.

Orioles | Ubaldo Jimenez to make rehab start

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:31:09 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw 60 to 65 pitches for Single-A Aberdeen Tuesday, July 29, and the team will re-evaluate him before deciding his next step.

Diamondbacks | Recall Bo Schultz

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Bo Schultz was recalled from Triple-A Reno Tuesday, July 29. In a corresponding move, OF Alfredo Marte was optioned to Reno.

FANTASY TIP: Schultz has posted a 5.75 ERA as a starter with Reno. If the Diamondbacks intend to start him, stack your lineup with as many opposing bats as possible in all formats, especially in daily games.

Angels | C.J. Wilson discovered hip issue

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:24:25 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) discovered tightness in his left hip during his rehab, and he has since corrected the issue that hurt his mechanics.

FANTASY TIP: Wilson might be another week away from returning to the rotation. The good news is that his string of bad starts before his DL placement may have been directly related to his injuries.

Nationals | Jayson Werth update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:23:50 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (ankle) said his right ankle is more swollen than he expected it to be. He is hopeful to be available off the bench Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: This is good news for Werth's chances of starting tomorrow's game.

Phillies | Marlon Byrd update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:18:32 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd (foot) fouled a ball off his left foot Monday, July 28, and was hobbling, according to manager Ryne Sandberg. Sandberg expects Byrd to play Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Be prepared to return Byrd to lineups where you are starting him tomorrow.

Orioles | Chris Davis ill

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:18:23 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (illness) is sick and is not at the ballpark Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Davis from all of your daily lineups this evening.

Red Sox | Want pitching in return

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:17:00 -0700

The Boston Red Sox will only trade SPs Jon Lester or John Lackey if they receive starting pitching in return, according to a baseball source.

Red Sox | Brandon Workman lined up for Wednesday

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:16:03 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Brandon Workman is lined up to make his next start Wednesday, July 30, in case SP Jon Lester is traded by then.

FANTASY TIP: If you're in need of pitching and in an AL-only league, you may want to stash Workman just in case, if you have the room.

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Padres | Activate Everth Cabrera

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:15:49 -0700

San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 29. In a corresponding move, SP Jason Lane was designated for assignment.

FANTASY TIP: Cabrera struggled mightily before his DL stint. Speed is his biggest weapon, but a hamstring injury could continue to hinder him in that department. Temper your expectations, but Cabrera is worth a flyer in deep mixed leagues and a must-own in NL-only formats.

Rays | Wil Myers to take BP

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:06:58 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers (wrist) will take batting practice Saturday, Aug. 2, for the first time since breaking his wrist. He's targeting a mid-August return to the big club.

FANTASY TIP: He'll go on a rehab assignment in the coming weeks. His owners have to temper their expectations for him the rest of the way because he'll need to regain strength in the wrist. It'll sap his thump for a bit.

Nationals | Wilson Ramos hitting cleanup

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:02:34 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos is batting fourth Tuesday, July 29, against the Miami Marlins.

FANTASY TIP: Ramos could see an uptick in his counting stats in the immediate future. He will be closer to the heart of the order, while Jayson Werth is dealing with a sprained ankle.

Diamondbacks | Aaron Hill returns

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:56:02 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) is in the starting lineup and hitting second Tuesday, July 29, against the Cincinnati Reds.

FANTASY TIP: Hand injuries can linger, so giving Hill an extra day to prove his health isn't out of the question in shallow formats.

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez lineup changes

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:45:27 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera is batting cleanup, and DH Victor Martinez is hitting fifth Thursday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: It may only be a temporary move with J.D. Martinez out of the lineup and Rajai Davis batting second. Any further developments on this will be addressed here.

Nationals | No Jayson Werth

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:44:41 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (ankle) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, against the Miami Marlins. Werth sprained his right ankle Monday, July 28, and left the game early. OF Nate McLouth is playing right field and batting ninth.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Werth from your daily-transaction lineups, and continue to check back for updates on his ankle. McLouth is worth looking at as a low-budget play in daily games.

Orioles | No Chris Davis Tuesday

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:38:06 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: It might just be a rest day with Jered Weaver on the mound for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. We'll keep you posted if it's something more.

Red Sox | Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino sitting

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:37:01 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli and OF Shane Victorino are not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: It's presumably a rest day for both, but we'll let you know if it turns out to be something else. Remove both from any daily lineups.

Phillies | Scheduled off-day for Marlon Byrd

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:35:06 -0700

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd's absence from the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, was a scheduled off-day.

FANTASY TIP: There is still potential for Byrd to be dealt before the trade deadline.

Athletics | No Coco Crisp again

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:32:47 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is not in the lineup Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: No word yet on how his MRI went, but the A's are preparing for a long Crisp absence. Fantasy players should, too.

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