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Indians | Have interest in John Lackey

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:24 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey is attracting interest from the Cleveland Indians, but no trade is imminent right now.

Yankees | Still interested in Marlon Byrd

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:31:04 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is still attracting interest from the New York Yankees, but the Yanks are worried of Byrd's vesting option for the 2016 season.

Patriots | Dan Connolly works with starters

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:27:15 -0700

New England Patriots OG Dan Connolly worked at center with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, July 30, because C Bryan Stork (leg) did not participate in practice.

Orioles | Chris Davis out again

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:24:12 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (illness) remains out of the lineup for the second straight day Wednesday, July 30, as he remains home with a fever.

FANTASY TIP: Continue to leave Davis out of your daily starting lineups until he is recovered from his illness. He could be out another day or two.

Red Sox | Jon Lester scheduled for Sunday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:22:32 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is scheduled to make his next start against the New York Yankees Sunday, Aug. 3, if he remains with the team.

Dodgers | Darwin Barney optioned

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:21:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Darwin Barney was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday, July 30.

Vikings | Robert Blanton not practicing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:19:10 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Nationals | Rafael Soriano had day off

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:18:12 -0700

Washington Nationals RP Rafael Soriano had the day off Wednesday, July 30, after throwing a lot in the last week. Manager Matt Williams said Soriano will return to the closer role Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Soriano's job is safe, for now, with Williams reiterating yesterday that he continues to hold down the ninth-inning duties.

Dolphins | Billy Turner sees time with starters

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:16:44 -0700

Miami Dolphins OG Billy Turner received some snaps at right guard with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, July 30.

Mariners | James Paxton could start this weekend

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:16:22 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (lat) felt good after his bullpen session Wednesday, July 30, and he could return to start against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, Aug. 2.

FANTASY TIP: It's probably not the best idea to throw Paxton immediately into the fire against a potent O's lineup in his first start back, but AL-only managers looking for pitching help should look Paxton's way.

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Bills | Fred Jackson contract update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:16:09 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson signed a one-year contract extension worth $2.6 million, according to a source. Jackson could earn an additional $1 million in incentives.

Vikings | Cordarrelle Patterson practicing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:15:55 -0700

Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (foot) is participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Patterson continues to make progress coming back from the foot issue. As long as there are no setbacks, Patterson should be ready to go and should be drafted as a WR2.

Dodgers | Out of Jon Lester sweepstakes

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:14:59 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester will not be acquired by the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics now appear to be the favorites for his services.

Red Sox | Jon Lester package won't come cheap

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:14:30 -0700

The Boston Red Sox are asking for one major leaguer and prospects in return for SP Jon Lester, according to a source.

Bills | Fred Jackson receives extension

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:05:21 -0700

The Buffalo Bills have signed RB Fred Jackson to a one-year contract extension. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Redskins | Pierre Garcon limited in practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:58:21 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, July 30. Garcon participated in individual drills, but not team drills.

FANTASY TIP: The team continues to be cautious with Garcon. The hamstring issue appears to be minor and Garcon should be ready to go for the regular season.

Colts | T.Y. Hilton suffers hand injury

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:51:54 -0700

Indianapolis Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hand) suffered an injury to his hand in practice Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Hopefully this is just a minor injury for Hilton. Check back when there is more information on the severity.

Rays | David Price expects to stay

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:50:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price said he expects to still be a member of the team after the trade deadline.

Steelers | C.J. Goodwin sits

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:46:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR C.J. Goodwin (shoulder) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Steelers | Rob Blanchflower in walking boot

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:42:31 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower (undisclosed) is in a walking boot Wednesday, July 30.