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Braves | Alex Wood pitching well

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:47:50 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Alex Wood is 2-2 with a 1.67 ERA in four starts this year, and he has the seventh-lowest ERA among National League starters. He also has 24 strikeouts and seven walks in 27 innings, and in his two losses, the team scored one and no runs. The Braves are likely to monitor Wood's innings this year, and a cap of 175 innings seems reasonable.

FANTASY TIP: We mentioned Wood as a sleeper candidate this season, and he shouldn't be in any danger of being bumped from the rotation based on a few bad outings, because the Braves don't have the luxury of rotation depth this year.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira feels great

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:46:59 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (hamstring) went 1-for-5 with a single and strikeout in an extended spring training game Friday, April 18, and he said he's feeling great. He's eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 20. Teixeira played three innings and had three plate appearances in an extended spring game Thursday, April 17.

FANTASY TIP: All signs are pointing toward Teixeira playing Sunday. Be prepared to get him back into your lineups on that day and next week in weekly leagues.

Ravens | Rolando McClain to join team soon

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:38:19 -0700

Baltimore Ravens LB Rolando McClain will join the team as soon as Monday, April 21, for the start of the team's offseason program.

Browns | Blake Bortles to visit

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:27:03 -0700

Central Florida QB Blake Bortles is scheduled to visit the Cleveland Browns Monday April 21, and Tuesday, April 22.

Jaguars | Schedule second visit with Teddy Bridgewater

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:20:51 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars have scheduled a second visit and workout with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater.

Texans | Will meet with Teddy Bridgewater

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:20:14 -0700

The Houston Texans will meet with Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater next week.

Saints | Re-sign Robert Meachem

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:08:34 -0700

The New Orleans Saints re-signed WR Robert Meachem to a one-year deal Friday, April 18. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Jets | Will visit with Walter Powell

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:04:18 -0700

The New York Jets will visit with Murray State WR Walter Powell Monday, April 18.

Raiders | Matt McCants signs tender

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:01:44 -0700

Oakland Raiders OT Matt McCants signed his exclusive rights tender Friday, April 18.

Mariners | No problems in OF for Corey Hart

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:13:34 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Corey Hart had no problems in right field when he got the not there Thursday, April 17. He added a sliding catch on his surgically-repaired knees during the game. "I was a little apprehensive in spring when I was out there," he said, "because I didn't know what would happen if I slid. As time's gone on, the knees haven't been a problem. They've gotten stronger. However, manager Lloyd McClendon said Hart is unlikely to play the outfield this weekend in a National League park, but he could see time at first base.

FANTASY TIP: It's a good start for Hart, but that doesn't mean he'll see consistent time in right field immediately. Designated hitter is still the best avenue for him to accrue at-bats in Seattle.

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Reds | Aroldis Chapman cleared for BP

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:12:23 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) has been cleared to throw live batting practice.

FANTASY TIP: Chapman could be back in early May if everything goes according to plan. The good news is that he won't need as much time or innings in rehab games in order to return, since he's a relief pitcher. Monitor his progress.

49ers | Not expected to pick up Aldon Smith's option

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:59:36 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers are not expected to pick up the 2015 fifth-year option on the contract of LB Aldon Smith, according to a league source. The team has until May 3 to make their decision.

Royals | Jarrod Dyson to bereavement list

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:39:37 -0700

The Kansas City Royals placed OF Jarrod Dyson on the bereavement list Friday, April 18.

FANTASY TIP: With Lorenzo Cain (hamstring) on the DL, Justin Maxwell will have center field all to himself for at least the next couple of days. Add Maxwell immediately in AL-only leagues for short-term outfield help.

Diamondbacks | Alex Sanabia outrighted

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:36:31 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Alex Sanabia cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, April 17.

White Sox | Jose Abreu rested

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:32:44 -0700

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu, who was 1-for-21 entering the game Thursday, April 17, was replaced in the lineup by 1B Paul Konerko.

FANTASY TIP: After his red hot start to the season, Abreu is showing signs of being human. This is his first real taste of adversity in the big leagues, and it'll be interesting to see how he responds. If you have other options at 1B, you may want to keep him reserved until he snaps out of it.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran expected to be fine

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:28:54 -0700

New York Yankees OF Carlos Beltran fell over the short fence in foul territory while chasing a foul ball against the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, April 17, and escaped with only some bruises. He is expected to play Friday, April 18, but said, "I gotta see how I wake up tomorrow."

FANTASY TIP: Check back before tonight's game to make sure Beltran is in the Yanks' starting lineup.

Nationals | Denard Span plays in first rehab game

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:28:11 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Denard Span (concussion) went 1-for-2 and played five innings on defense for Single-A Hagerstown in his first rehab game Thursday, April 17.

FANTASY TIP: If Span doesn't have any setbacks, expect him to return from the seven-day concussion list this weekend.

Steelers | Interested in Andre Williams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:33:21 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.

Patriots | Interested in Andre Williams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:33:02 -0700

The New England Patriots are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.

Jets | Interested in Andre Williams

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:32:43 -0700

The New York Jets are interested in Boston College RB Andre Williams.