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Orioles | Zach Britton dealing with injury

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:56:08 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (illness) was not available to pitch Friday, April 18, because he was dealing with an illness.

Orioles | Manny Machado plays in extended ST game

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:51:39 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) received four at-bats during an extended spring training game Saturday, April 19. Machado will play in another game Sunday, April 20, even if the team needs to create a simulated game.

Reds | Brandon Phillips in lineup

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:49:26 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (back) is in the starting lineup Saturday, April 19, after leaving the game Friday, April 18, because of back spasms.

Reds | Ryan Ludwick expected to miss a few games

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:43:53 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (toe) is expected to miss a few days after fouling a ball off his toe Friday, April 18. An X-ray on his toe came back negative.

Yankees | Cesar Cabral cut

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:43:13 -0700

The New York Yankees have designated RP Cesar Cabral for assignment. The team also recalled RP Matt Daley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Vikings | Charlie Johnson likely leading candidate for LG job

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:35:37 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings likely will give OG Charlie Johnson the first chance to win the starting left guard job this upcoming season.

Blue Jays | Aaron Loup would close Saturday

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:28:07 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he likely will use RP Aaron Loup if there is a save situation Saturday, April 19, unless he needs to use him earlier in the game.

Blue Jays | Several RP unlikely to be available

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:27:26 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays likely will not use RPs Sergio Santos, Brett Cecil Steve Delabar, Neil Wagner or Todd Redmond Saturday, April 19, unless it is an emergency.

Bears | Probably will take RB in draft

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:18:57 -0700

The Chicago Bears probably will select a running back in the later rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft to compete with RB Michael Ford for the No. 2 running back job. The team could also add a running back or two after the draft.

Redskins | Andre Roberts could be a returner

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:18:38 -0700

The Washington Redskins may consider using WR Andre Roberts as a kick and punt returner this upcoming season, but he did not have great numbers when handled the role with the Arizona Cardinals.

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Redskins | DeSean Jackson unlikely to be used as returner

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:07:59 -0700

The Washington Redskins likely will not use WR DeSean Jackson as a punt returner very often because they want him to make plays on offense.

Patriots | Talk with Seth Lobato

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:07:33 -0700

Northern Colorado QB Seth Lobato spoke at length with a representative with the New England Patriots during his Pro Day last month.

Nationals | Denard Span activated

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 08:05:07 -0700

The Washington Nationals have activated OF Denard Span (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list. The team also optioned OF Steven Souza to Triple-A Syracuse.

49ers | Colin Kaepernick not at scene of suspicious incident

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:41:26 -0700

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick was not believed to be at the scene of a suspicious incident when Miami police arrived earlier this month.

Mets | Likely to receive prospect in Ike Davis deal

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 07:36:55 -0700

The New York Mets are likely to receive a 2013 draftee from the Pittsburgh Pirates as the player to be named later in the trade involving 1B Ike Davis.

Bears | Could target a quarterback

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:47:28 -0700

The Chicago Bears could target a quarterback in the late rounds of the NFL Draft or in free agency to provide competition for backup QB Jordan Palmer.

Ravens | Interested in Martavis Bryant

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:33:40 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens met with Clemson WR Martavis Bryant at the NFL Scouting Combine and remain interested in him.

Panthers | Cam Newton still in walking boot

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 06:23:43 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton (ankle) remains in a walking boot about a month after ankle surgery. The team is hopeful Newton will be ready to go for training camp.

FANTASY TIP: It appears that everything is right on schedule for Newton. While it is good news that the target is training camp, missing the offseason activities with all the changes in Carolina is not good for anyone involved on that offense.

Pirates | Russell Martin bumped to second spot

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:13:02 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin batted second on Friday, April 18, as part of a restructured lineup that manager Clint Hurdle hopes will improve the club's on-base percentage. Martin batted second for the first time the night before against the Milwaukee Brewers and went 2 for 3 with two walks and an RBI.

Brewers | Martin Maldonado hits cover off the ball, literally

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:05:35 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit the cover off the baseball in the sixth inning of the team's Friday, April 18, game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Maldonado was ruled safe at first as Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez picked up the ball and threw it on several bounces to the base.