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Tigers | Evan Reed charged with sexual assault

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:13:23 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Evan Reed was charged with sexually assaulting a woman at a hotel last spring. He's currently playing for Triple-A Toledo but was with the major league squad when the assault occurred March 30 of last year. The charge of third-degree criminal sexual conduct carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison. Reed's attorneys continue to declare his innocence.

Dolphins | Samson Satele may still be option

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:08:53 -0700

The Miami Dolphins may consider signing free-agent C Samson Satele (Colts) if OG Shelley Smith struggles as the starting center.

Bengals | Geno Atkins to practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:03:05 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Geno Atkins (knee) will participate in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting again

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:57:56 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup for the second straight day against a lefty Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Starting Alvarez against a lefty is foolish, since he's hitting only .181 against them this year. Make sure he's out of your daily lineups today.

Athletics | Coco Crisp won't play Friday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:45:02 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) will not play when the team returns home Friday, Aug. 1, according to manager Bob Melvin. Crisp's neck is the priority right now.

Marlins | Ed Lucas recalled, Jake Marisnick sent down

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:53 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Ed Lucas was called up from the minors Wednesday, July 30, and OF Jake Marisnick was optioned in a corresponding move.

Redskins | Jake McDonough signed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:41:45 -0700

The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent DE Jake McDonough (Colts). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Dodgers | Interested in Joaquin Benoit

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:36:48 -0700

San Diego Padres RP Joaquin Benoit is receiving interest from the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the Friars prefer not to trade him within their division, if they move him at all.

FANTASY TIP: Benoit is a hot trade commodity as the deadline nears. If you're a saves chaser at this time, look to speculate on Dale Thayer, who is having a fine season and is next in line for ninth-inning duties if Benoit is traded.

Packers | Morgan Burnett misses practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:36:23 -0700

Green Bay Packers FS Morgan Burnett (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30, because of an ankle injury.

Red Sox | Good chance both Jon Lester, John Lackey traded

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:34:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester and John Lackey have a "very good chance" to both be traded, according to a source.

FANTASY TIP: This is good news for the likes of Brandon Workman and Allen Webster, two youngsters that would likely seal up rotation spots for the rest of the second half. Keep that in mind in AL-only leagues.

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Cowboys | Jeremy Mincey to keep working with starters

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:32:15 -0700

Dallas Cowboys DE Jeremy Mincey will continue to work with the first-team defense at right defensive end because of the injury to DE Demarcus Lawrence (foot).

Red Sox | Other pieces could be traded

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:05 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Burke Badenhop could have some trade appeal for a team seeking relief help, and the Red Sox are also open to trading RPs Felix Doubront, Craig Breslow and Edward Mujica and 1B Mike Carp.

Bears | Tim Jennings limited

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:01 -0700

Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (quadriceps) was limited during practice Wednesday, July 30, because of a quadriceps injury.

Bears | Kyle Long cleared

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:29:15 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Kyle Long (illness) has been cleared to practice. Long will do conditioning work for a few days before participating in practice.

Bears | Eben Britton carted off

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:28:40 -0700

Chicago Bears OG Eben Britton (hamstring) was carted off the field Wednesday, July 30, because of a hamstring injury. He is considered day-to-day at this point.

Red Sox | Crazy interest in Andrew Miller

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:24:20 -0700

Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller is drawing "crazy" interest on the trade market, and the Atlanta Braves have been prominently mentioned as the team with the most interest.

Twins | Brandon Poulson signs

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:23:57 -0700

The Minnesota Twins signed RP Brandon Poulson, a 24-year-old prospect that can throw 100 mph fastballs but has never been drafted, to a minor league deal Wednesday, July 30, worth $250,000. He was pitching earlier this month in a collegiate summer league. Poulson recently played for Academy of Art University, where he had an 8.38 ERA. He will begin his career as a reliever.

Texans | Andre Johnson sits out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:18:24 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Wednesday, July 30. Head coach Bill O'Brien has said the team is being cautious with Johnson.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson has plenty of time to let his hamstring heal, so owners should not be worried about him at this point. Johnson should be considered a low-end No. 2 wide receiver in all leagues.

Texans | Arian Foster practices

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

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) participated in practice Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: The team may take things slowly with Foster because it is a hamstring injury, but it appears like Foster should be ready for the start of the season. Foster probably will be selected in one of the first few rounds and should be started in all leagues.

Browns | Kaycee Ike works out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:08:28 -0700

Free-agent OT Kaycee Ike (Steelers) recently worked out for the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.