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Cardinals | Carson Palmer impressed with team

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:08:00 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said the 2014 squad is the most talented team he's been on so far.

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion suffers setback

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:07:42 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps) suffered a minor setback while swinging a bat in Florida Friday, July 25, according to manager John Gibbons. There is currently no timetable for his return.

Jets | Chris Johnson sits

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:05:54 -0700

New York Jets RB Chris Johnson (knee) was not a part of team drills Saturday, July 26.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson will probably sit here and there throughout training camp as a precautionary measure for his surgically repaired knee. He's still the Jets' top running back option and should be drafted as a low-end RB2.

Giants | Hector Sanchez placed on disabled list

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:04:46 -0700

Confirming a previous report, the San Francisco Giants have placed C Hector Sanchez (concussion) on the 7-day concussion disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team has purchased the contract of C Andrew Susac from Triple-A Fresno.

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka placed on disabled list

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:01:14 -0700

The New York Mets have placed RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of right elbow inflammation. In a corresponding move, RP Buddy Carlyle has been recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Astros | Mark Appel expected to be promoted

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:56:41 -0700

Houston Astros minor league SP Mark Appel is expected to be promoted from Class A Lancaster to Double-A Corpus Christi. The move comes after his best start of the season Thursday, July 24, when he struck out seven batters in six innings.

Rays | Juan Oviedo cut

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:46:49 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have designated RP Juan Oviedo for assignment, in order to clear space for SP Jeremy Hellickson on the 25-man roster.

Falcons | Sign Jabin Sambrano

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:46:01 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Jabin Sambrano (Colts) Saturday, July 26. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Red Sox | Ryan Lavarnway rehab update

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:45:19 -0700

Boston Red Sox C Ryan Lavarnway (hand) has been sent to Triple-A Pawtucket to continue his minor league rehab assignment.

Chargers | Two leave practice early

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:43:52 -0700

San Diego Chargers OGs Chris Watt and Johnnie Troutman left practice early Saturday, July 26. Both exits were heat-related.

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Nationals | Jayson Werth returns to action Friday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:37:51 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) went 0-for-3 with a walk in his return to the starting lineup against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, July 25.

Royals | Aaron Crow earns save Friday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:35:10 -0700

Kansas City Royals RP Aaron Crow earned his second save of the year Friday, July 25, against the Cleveland Indians. RP Greg Holland was unavailable after he had pitched in the team's previous three games.

Texans | Johnathan Joseph active

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:32:44 -0700

Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (toe) was active to begin training camp Saturday, July 26.

Padres | Yonder Alonso expected to be activated Saturday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:32:41 -0700

The San Diego Padres are expected to activate 1B Yonder Alonso (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 26. OF Jacob Goebbert is expected to be optioned to Triple-A El Paso to make room for Alonso on the 25-man roster.

Braves | Jonny Venters rehab update

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:29:59 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) played catch from 100 feet Friday, July 25, and could begin throwing in the bullpen next week.

Mets | Ruben Tejada returns to action Friday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:27:28 -0700

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) went hitless in four at-bats in his return to the lineup Friday, July 25, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

Jaguars | Cecil Shorts update

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:25:17 -0700

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) will miss two to four weeks due to a hamstring injury.

FANTASY TIP: Shorts is Jacksonville's go-to receiver with WR Justin Blackmon suspended. If Shorts were to miss any extended time, WRs Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee would be the main beneficiaries.

Brewers | Scooter Gennett could play Sunday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:22:46 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (quadriceps) could return to the starting lineup Sunday, July 27, against the New York Mets. He has been sidelined because of tightness in his right quadriceps.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez returns to action Friday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:20:09 -0700

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) appeared as a pinch hitter against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 25, and remained in the game to play third base.

FANTASY TIP: He's expected to return to the starting lineup this weekend.

Rockies | Christian Bergman to begin rehab assignment Tuesday

Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:18:42 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Christian Bergman (hand) will make a rehab start for Double-A Tulsa Tuesday, July 29.