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First Baseman

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) says his left thumb feels better; he's able to bend it with little resistance.

Second Baseman

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano (knee) is expected to be fine after being hit by a pitch on the knee in the All-Star game Tuesday, July 16. According to a source, Cano was hit more on the quadriceps than the knee.


SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum and the hitting coaches have gotten SS Starlin Castro to get his weight shift back on his back leg again, and the tweak in his form at the plate is starting to pay off. He went 6-for-13 with a pair of home runs before the All-Star break. "I am looking for the fastball every time now," Castro said. "I was late to the fastball and now I am adjusting to looking for fastballs. You can't hit a good slider (anyway), you can only hit a hanging slider. If you are looking for a fastball you can hit it."

SS | Pedro Ciriaco | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals claimed INF Pedro Ciriaco off waivers from the San Diego Padres. KC expects to have him serve a utility role.

SS | Francisco Lindor | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians have promoted SS Francisco Lindor to Double-A Akron. He'll make his debut Tuesday, July 16.

Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) will shift his rehab to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre Thursday, July 18.


C | Jesus Montero | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero (knee) had a hit and walk Monday, July 15, in his seventh minor-league rehab game in the Arizona Rookie League. However, he is still hitting just .211 (4-for-19).


OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in his minor-league rehab game Tuesday, May 16, with Double-A New Hampshire. He was able to play seven innings in left field before departing.

OF | Dewayne Wise | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Dewayne Wise (hamstring) suffered a strained right hamstring in his second minor-league rehab stint with Triple-A Charlotte, and he has returned to Chicago until he is healthy enough to try another assignment.

OF | Ben Revere | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Sunday, July 14, that the team will be looking to acquire a center fielder before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline to replace OF Ben Revere (ankle) while the starter is sidelined.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
The Major League Baseball players association said any suspensions issued for players associated in the Biogenesis investigation likely won't be served until next season if the suspensions are challenged before an arbitrator. New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez and Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun are believed to be part of the league's investigation.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) is unlikely to be ready to make a minor-league rehab start this week, manager Davey Johnson said Tuesday, July 16. The team had expected Detwiler to re-join the team at the end of the rotation on July 23. Johnson said he has not been informed of any setbacks.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver will start the club's first game after the All-Star break, followed by SP C.J. Wilson and SP Jerome Williams.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera worked a perfect eighth inning in the All-Star game Tuesday, July 16, throwing 11 of his 16 pitches for strikes in an emotional appearance. The crowd acknowledged him with a standing ovation, and his American League teammates stayed in front of the dugout during his warm-up pitches to have him have the spotlight all to himself. It was by far the most memorable moment of the All-Star game, which the AL won 3-0, and Rivera was named MVP after the game.

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox are reportedly shopping RP Jesse Crain (shoulder), and the Colorado Rockies have interest in adding him and bolstering their bullpen. Crain will be a free agent at season's end, but he still comes with an expected high price tag.


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