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First Baseman

1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (hand) had a blister on his right palm burst during the Home Run Derby Monday, July 15. He said he's not worried about it because he gets them often and just changes batting gloves.

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) said his thumb is feeling better and hopes to be ready to play Friday, July 19. Freeman is wearing a brace on his injured thumb.


SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Free Agents
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez would be open to talking about an extension with the team if they approached him. "Definitely, because I want to stay here," Ramirez said. "I want to stay here forever." Ramirez is scheduled to become a free agent at the end of 2014 season.

Third Baseman

3B | Michael Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies are receiving significant interest in 3B Michael Young. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox are among a dozen teams that have had interest.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
The camp of New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez vehemently denies that there have been discussions of a possible 150-game suspension the player would accept as a plea bargain for punishment of possible offenses related to the Biogenesis case.


OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes defeated Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper to win the 2013 Home Run Derby.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (hand) said he is optimistic that he will be able to return to the team later this month. He was cleared to swing a bat a few days ago and has been doing other baseball activities. "We're getting close. I started hitting in the cage recently and doing some stuff soft toss," Granderson said. "I have been throwing. I've been running. I've been doing all my defense. Just got to get the baseball stuff underneath me in terms of hitting, getting on the field and playing and then get back up here to York."

Starting Pitcher

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer said he's able to pitch one inning in the 2013 All-Star Game.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs' asking price for SP Matt Garza remains high, and teams are balking at the price because he's considered to be a very strong No. 3 starter and is a free agent after the year. A few other teams' interest has come to the forefront as well. The Pittsburgh Pirates, Toronto Blue Jays and Los Angeles Dodgers have entered the mix.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks while fanning five in 2 2/3 innings at Double-A Springfield Monday, July 15. He had four K's through two scoreless frames and appeared to hit a wall in the third inning. He threw 54 pitches, and 38 of them were strikes. According to the Hammons Field radar gun, his fastball sat between 89 mph and 92 mph, and his cutter ranged from 86 to 88. He threw his full arsenal of pitches. Carpenter said he felt physically feel great, and he feels he is improving. "It starts with trying to command your fastball and command your secondary pitches, which I feel like I did," Carpenter said. "My stuff felt better than it did the last time I threw, (last week in a simulated game.)"

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) said he is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday, June 18. If Buchholz gets through that OK, he is likely to throw a simulated game a few days later. There is no rehab assignment scheduled at this point.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
Several teams, including the Detroit Tigers, are believed to be interested in San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum as a relief pitcher. It is not clear whether the Giants will become sellers before the trade deadline.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has lined up the rotation coming out of the All-Star break. Ricky Nolasco will start on Friday, July 19, followed by Zack Greinke, Clayton Kershaw, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and either Chris Capuano or Stephen Fife (shoulder), who'll be eligible to return from the disabled list. Kershaw might move up depending on his use in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will start for the National League in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 16, at Citi Field.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion) faced live hitting for the first time since a line drive hit him in the head June 15. Cobb didn't use the protective screen while facing three innings' worth of batting practice and throwing 47 pitches. He plans to rejoin the rotation in early August.


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