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Phillies | Nine teams off A.J. Burnett no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:14:59 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett would not block a trade to nine teams in Major League Baseball. An earlier post indicated he would be open to a return to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the other eight teams are the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals.

Phillies | Cliff Lee has nine teams off no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:12:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee has the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals as teams where he cannot block a trade.

Padres | A.J. Preller completes second interview

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:06:48 -0700

Texas Rangers assistant general manager A.J. Preller has completed a second interview for the open San Diego Padres GM job.

Yankees | Derek Jeter breaks tie with Lou Gehrig

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:49:13 -0700

New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter posted his 535th career double Tuesday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers, breaking a tie with Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for the top spot on the franchise's doubles list.

Yankees | Chase Headley pays instant dividends

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:25:37 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Chase Headley delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the 14th inning Tuesday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers in his team debut.

Royals | Eric Hosmer sidelined again

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:24:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) was sidelined for the second straight game Tuesday, July 22, against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Ned Yost said he doubts Hosmer will play at all in the current series against the White Sox. Yost said he is hopeful Hosmer can return Thursday, July 24, against the Cleveland Indians. "He wanted to try to push it today," Yost said. "But he still has some weakness in his hand."

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman strains hamstring

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:23:32 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) suffered a strained right hamstring Tuesday, July 22, against the Colorado Rockies. He is scheduled to have an MRI.

FANTASY TIP: If Zimmerman is forced out for a long period, Anthony Rendon is likely to start at the hot corner with Danny Espinosa likely to start at second base.

Cubs | Mike Olt optioned to Iowa

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:23:02 -0700

The Chicago Cubs optioned 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, July 22. He was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts against the San Diego Padres. This move makes room on the roster for SP Tsuyoshi Wada.

Yankees | Kelly Johnson leaves game

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:00 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers due to a groin injury. He was sent for an MRI.

Twins | Kyle Gibson scratched Wednesday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:17:12 -0700

The Minnesota Twins have scratched SP Kyle Gibson (back) from his scheduled start Wednesday, July 23, against the Cleveland Indians due to a stiff back. P Anthony Swarzak will get the start in his absence.

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Rockies | Christian Bergman throws bullpen session

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:36 -0700

Colorado Rockies P Christian Bergman (hand) threw another live bullpen session Tuesday, July 22, as he works his way back from a fractured left hand. He isn't eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list until Aug. 20, but he should be ready to go by that point.

Rockies | Jordan Lyles might be ready Aug. 4

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:03 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jordan Lyles (hand) is on pace to come off the 60-day disabled list Aug. 4 when he is first eligible. He threw a successful live bullpen session Tuesday, July 22. "He'll certainly be close, if not ready to go, at that point," manager Walt Weiss said.

Reds | Jay Bruce back in the lineup

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:15:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce was back in the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers after getting a mental day off Monday, July 21. He went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI while batting out of the cleanup spot.

Reds | Homer Bailey makes it through start

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:14:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (knee) was able to make his scheduled start Tuesday, July 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed three runs, four hits and two walks while posting three strikeouts over six innings. It was his first start since July 10 due to a sore right knee.

Cubs | Jorge Soler moved up to Iowa

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:14:04 -0700

The Chicago Cubs promoted OF Jorge Soler from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Soler is one of the team's top prospects, and he is a must-have fantasy option in long-term keeper leagues. He could possibly see a call-up when rosters expand September 1, so he isn't a bad stash candidate in NL-only non-keeper leagues, either.

Cubs | Albert Almora promoted

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:37 -0700

The Chicago Cubs promoted OF Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee Tuesday, July 22.

Brewers | Aramis Ramirez breaks power drought

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:13:11 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Tuesday, July 22, against the Cincinnati Reds. It was his first home run since June 26.

Brewers | Jonathan Lucroy posts walk-off HR

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:12:21 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy blasted a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday, July 22, against the Cincinnati Reds. He entered the game with just 21 hits over his past 105 at-bats (.200) over the past 25 games. It was his second career walk-off homer, both coming against Cincinnati.

FANTASY TIP: Hopefully this homer will be the boost Lucroy needs to get back on track. His fantasy owners certainly hope so.

Astros | Jesus Guzman returns

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:11:50 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Jesus Guzman (back) returned to the lineup Tuesday, July 23, against the Oakland Athletics. He was scratched Sunday, July 21, due to back discomfort.

Reds | Zack Cozart gets good news

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:08:08 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (hand) was hit on the right hand by a pitch and forced to leave the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers. X-rays were negative on the first two fingers of his right hand. He is listed as day to day.

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