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White Sox | Carlos Rodon contract update

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:19:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox P Carlos Rodon received a $6.582 million bonus as part of his contract.

MLB | Tarp is on the field in Baltimore

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:17:12 -0700

The game between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles could be delayed or postponed. It is currently raining in Baltimore, and the tarp is on the field.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for an officially ruling on whether the game will be delayed or postponed. If you have other roster options, consider Orioles and Nationals risky plays in daily formats, at this point.

MLB | Tarp is on the field in Baltimore

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:17:12 -0700

The game between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles could be delayed or postponed. It is currently raining in Baltimore, and the tarp is on the field.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for an officially ruling on whether the game will be delayed or postponed. If you have other roster options, consider Orioles and Nationals risky plays in daily formats, at this point.

MLB | Tarp is on the field in Baltimore

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:17:12 -0700

The game between the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles could be delayed or postponed. It is currently raining in Baltimore, and the tarp is on the field.

FANTASY TIP: Check back for an officially ruling on whether the game will be delayed or postponed. If you have other roster options, consider Orioles and Nationals risky plays in daily formats, at this point.

Rays | Jerry Sands may need surgery

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:17:10 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Jerry Sands (wrist) is scheduled to have his injured wrist examined Friday, July 11, and may need surgery on the wrist. He would miss the rest of the season if he undergoes surgery.

Cubs | Kyle Hendricks takes no-decision in debut

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:15:05 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Kyle Hendricks did not factor into the decision in his major league debut Thursday, July 10, against the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out seven batters over six innings, allowing four runs, but he settled down after a rough first inning, in which he allowed three runs.

FANTASY TIP: Hendricks is auditioning for a rotation spot with the Cubs. Chalk up the shaky start to nerves. Consider Hendricks in NL-only formats and deep mixed leagues.

Rays | Wil Myers to have cast taken off

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:10:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers (wrist) is scheduled to have the cast taken off his wrist Friday, July 11, and could start rehabbing the wrist if X-rays are good. Myers is expected to need three or four weeks of rehab before returning.

Mariners | Lucas Luetge recalled

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:09:55 -0700

The Seattle Mariners have officially recalled RP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also optioned RP Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Tacoma.

Bengals | A.J. Green wants Andy Dalton to stay

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:55:21 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green said he wants QB Andy Dalton to remain with the team for years to come. "We came in together and that is the great thing for me and him," Green said. "I know he's my guy. I don't want any other quarterback throwing me the ball. I think he feels the same way about me." Green said he has built a good chemistry with Dalton over the last several seasons.

Ravens | Josh Bynes hopes to contribute

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:53:57 -0700

Baltimore Ravens LB Josh Bynes said he hopes to be able to start at inside linebacker this upcoming season but wants to be part of a rotation if does not start. "I'm definitely a guy that can be a starter. Even if I'm not a starter, [I want to be] someone that can rotate and a guy that can contribute on this team as much as I know I can. And the coaches know that I can as well. I want to continue to prove that there's a reason why I'm here and there's a reason why I've been here four years," Bynes said.

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Dolphins | Dion Jordan will not appeal suspension

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:45:11 -0700

Miami Dolphins DE Dion Jordan does not plan to appeal his four-game suspension and has accepted the punishment.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino to begin rehab assignment

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:41:30 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is scheduled to play two games with Single-A Lowell and then two games with Triple-A Pawtucket before the All-Star break, according to manager John Farrell.

FANTASY TIP: Victorino could be ready to rejoin the team following the All-Star break. It'll get interesting with how the Red Sox rotate their outfielders when he's back. Mookie Betts could be in for a trip back to the minors.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks continues rehab assignment

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:38:10 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (finger) went 1-for-3 while playing seven innings at third base with Triple-A Pawtucket Wednesday, July 9. He has hit safely in six of seven rehab games since starting his rehab assignment July 1, going 6-for-22 with a double, triple, home run, three runs scored, three RBIs and two walks. Middlebrooks could see some time in the outfield at Pawtucket, but he'll remain at third base for now.

FANTASY TIP: Don't expect Middlebrooks back in the majors anytime soon. The Red Sox have said that they don't want to rush him back.

Dolphins | Billy Turner appears to be backup LT

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:35:57 -0700

Miami Dolphins OG Billy Turner probably would take over at left tackle if OT Branden Albert suffered an injury during training camp or the preseason.

Redskins | Unlikely to bring in safety

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:30:15 -0700

The Washington Redskins are unlikely to bring in another safety to replace FS Tanard Jackson, according to a league source.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran has facial fractures

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:28:05 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran (face) suffered two small facial fractures after a batted ball caromed off an L screen and hit him in the face Wednesday, July 9. Beltran isn't on the disabled list, though, and manager Joe Girardi said Beltran could play Thursday, July 10. "I had a headache for the whole day but now it's getting better," Beltran said. "Hopefully tomorrow it will get better and I could be back soon, but I don't know what the team's going to do. With the concussion things, teams take that serious. Honestly, I don't feel like I have that. But at the end of the day, it's not my decision."

FANTASY TIP: This is an unfortunate incident for a team that can not afford anymore injuries to their key players. Beltran will likely be day-to-day for now.

Athletics | Coco Crisp update

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:25:17 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (ankle) twisted his ankle slightly Wednesday, July 9, but he was likely to have the day off already Thursday, July 10, according to manager Bob Melvin.

FANTASY TIP: Unless he aggravates the ankle, expect Crisp to be back in the lineup Friday night.

Bills | Mike Caussin facing uphill battle

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:23:24 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Mike Caussin likely will need to outperform one or two of the other tight ends to have a chance to make the final roster.

Panthers | Cam Newton will work with wide receivers

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:22:13 -0700

Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton will work with his wide receivers before training camp gets underway to try to get on the same page after missing time due to an ankle issue. "It's been more difficult because Cam's coming off an ankle injury and he had to get surgery, so we couldn't throw with him as much as we would like," Panthers receiver Tiquan Underwood said. "I know we're all going to get together next week in Charlotte. We're just going to try to speed up the process. We're all going to throw Derek Anderson, Cam Newton, Joe Webb, Matt Blanchard and all the receivers just to work on timing and get that down pat before camp."

FANTASY TIP: Newton and his wide receivers are behind after not getting much work in during the offseason program. This is a good start to help get back up to speed before the full squad reports at the end of the month.

Bills | Chris Gragg to be on bubble

Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:17:37 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg likely will enter training camp on the roster bubble and will need to perform well during training camp to convince the team to keep four tight ends.