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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:49:10 -0800
Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (hamstring) said Friday, Dec. 6, in a radio interview that he will be ready to play in Week 15. He suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 13 game against the Houston Texans which required an MRI. "Definitely," Jones-Drew said. "Definitely. That's always been the plan. Right now, I mean, I just want to make sure everything is on track. And then we'll see how it goes next week but I expect to be out there playing with my teammates."
Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 20:21:34 -0800
Updating a previous report, the Boston Red Sox and free-agent 1B Mike Napoli (Red Sox) agreed to a two-year, $32 million deal Friday, Dec. 6. Napoli reportedly took less to stay with the Red Sox, as he had at least one bigger offer, according to a source.
Source: FOXSports.com - Ken Rosenthal |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 19:41:25 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP Bryan Shaw is expected to serve as either the top setup man or closer in 2014.
FANTASY TIP: Shaw is likely to be on the fantasy radar of many heading into 2014, but to what degree depends upon his role. In a setup role, he would be useful in deeper mixed rotisserie formats for help in the ERA and WHIP categories. Obviously he would have much more value if he can secure the closer's role.
Source: The Cleveland Plain Dealer - Paul Hoynes |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:19:46 -0800
The New York Yankees agreed to terms with free-agent OF Carlos Beltran (Cardinals) on a three-year, $45 million deal Friday, Dec. 6, according to a source.
FANTASY TIP: The Yankees struck back and took the sting out of losing Robinson Cano earlier in the day, pairing Beltran with Jacoby Ellsbury in their new-look offense. Beltran is 36 years old, but the switch-hitter will still provide plenty of souvenirs for fans in the short porch in right field.
Source: Newsday - David Lennon |
Fri, 06 Dec 2013 18:06:38 -0800
The Toronto Blue Jays are still in the market for a second baseman, but if something doesn't materialize, they seem content with the options already in place. Barring any changes, SS Ryan Goins and 2B Maicer Izturis are expected to work together in some sort of platoon at second base. Goins is considered a better option because of his superior defense.
Source: MLB.com - Gregor Chisholm |