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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.

Padres | Yasmani Grandal's knee flares up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:58:09 -0700

San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (knee) was a late scratch Thursday, July 31, with fluid and pain in the front of his surgically-repaired right knee. He is expected to play tomorrow, after medical tests checked out fine.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for Grandal's status tomorrow, if you're starting him.

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Twins | Oswaldo Arcia back in

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:56:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is back in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Get Arcia back into your daily lineups.

Twins | Brian Dozier has swollen thumb

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:56:00 -0700

Minnesota Twins 2B Brian Dozier (thumb) planned to take batting practice Thursday, July 31, and be available off the bench. He jammed his left thumb sliding into third base Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Dozier's situation looks day-to-day for now. Take him out of your daily lineups and hope he returns tomorrow night.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino has back issue

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:52:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) is expected to miss some time with a back injury.

FANTASY TIP: It seems likely that Victorino will go back on the disabled list, possibly as early as tomorrow. With the Red Sox adding two new outfielders at the trade deadline, playing time might be hard to come by when he returns. Victorino should probably only be stashed in deep mixed and AL-only leagues.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino back to DL?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:48:02 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (undisclosed) could be headed back to the disabled list soon. He will "miss a little time," according to general manager Ben Cherington. OF Yoenis Cespedes will play right field and OF Allen Craig will be in left.

FANTASY TIP: Victorino just can't seem to stay healthy as he ages. Don't feel the need to hang onto him in standard leagues if he goes back on the DL. Jackie Bradley Jr. seems safe, for now.

Diamondbacks | GM talks Peter O'Brien

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:46:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks C Peter O'Brien is one of the best offensive players in the minors, according to general manager Kevin Towers.

FANTASY TIP: O'Brien has 33 home runs and 70 RBIs across two levels this season. He should be on your radar in deep keeper/dynasty formats. However, his .245 batting average and .296 on-base percentage at Double-A Trenton highlight he is likely a couple years away.

Braves | Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell will join team Friday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:43:26 -0700

Atlanta Braves INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and RP James Russell will join the team Friday, August 1, in San Diego. Corresponding roster moves will be made at that time.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks returning Friday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:35:56 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) will be activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 1.

FANTASY TIP: The writing was on the wall for a Middlebrooks return once the Red Sox traded Stephen Drew to the rival Yanks. Middlebrooks could enter into a platoon with Kelly Johnson at third base when he returns, but Middlebrooks figures to see the majority of the playing time. If you're in need at a corner infield spot in a deep mixed league, Middlebrooks might be just what the doctor ordered, just don't expect much help in the BA department.

Cubs | Neil Ramirez expects to return when eligible

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:35:10 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Neil Ramirez (triceps) expects to return to the team once his 15-day disabled list stint is over. He is expected to continue his rehab in Mesa, Ariz., at the Cubs' facility rather than travel with the team on their upcoming six-game road trip to Los Angeles and Denver.

FANTASY TIP: Ramirez has pitched well this season. He should be back before Pedro Strop gains any traction in leapfrogging him on the depth chart.

Astros | Chris Carter in lineup

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:51 -0700

Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) is back in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Return Carter to your daily lineups immediately.

Tigers | Ian Krol optioned, more moves coming

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:29:09 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Ian Krol was optioned to Triple-A Toledo Thursday, July 31. Also, RP Pat McCoy (hamstring) will be activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 1, and the team will recall OF Ezequiel Carrera from Triple-A Toledo.

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