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Athletics | Josh Reddick starting in CF

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:07:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is starting in center field Tuesday, July 29, for the first time since 2012.

FANTASY TIP: The Athletics will get creative with the center field spot with Coco Crisp (neck) ailing. Yoenis Cespedes can also man center field, and youngster Billy Burns is expected to start there against lefties.

Lions | Kalonji Kashama placed on Injured Reserve

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:06:38 -0700

Detroit Lions DE Kalonji Kashama (undisclosed) was placed on the team's Injured Reserve list Tuesday, July 29, after being waived/injured Monday, July 28.

Rockies | No Josh Rutledge

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:06:34 -0700

Colorado Rockies Josh Rutledge (cold) is out of the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, with an upper respiratory infection.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Rutledge from your starting lineups in daily-transaction leagues. A common cold shouldn't sideline him for long, and as long as he is getting everyday at-bats, Rutledge is an excellent middle infield option.

Rays | Ryan Hanigan pushes back return

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:05:40 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) is still sore Tuesday, July 29, and he will push his rehab back at least a few more days.

49ers | Michael Philipp claimed

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:01:55 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers claimed free-agent OT Michael Philipp (Dolphins) off waivers Tuesday, July 29.

Lions | Quintin Payton claimed

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:59:15 -0700

The Detroit Lions claimed free-agent WR Quintin Payton (Buccaneers) off waivers Tuesday, July 29.

Panthers | Kelvin Benjamin feeling good

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:07 -0700

Carolina Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) said his knee felt better Tuesday, July 29, and he could be back sooner than expected. Benjamin suffered a bruised left knee in practice Sunday, July 27.

FANTASY TIP: As long as he's healthy, Benjamin could be the Panthers' No. 1 wide receiver and perhaps their main red-zone threat. Still, he's no more than a WR4 in redraft leagues.

Angels | Josh Hamilton fine

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:01 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (knee) said his leg is fine, but he will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: Keep Hamilton in your starting lineups this evening against the Baltimore Orioles.

Roush Fenway Racing | Carl Edwards has good history at Pocono

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:53:59 -0700

Roush Fenway Racing driver Carl Edwards has two wins and an average finish of 14.8 in 19 career Sprint Cup starts at Pocono Raceway. His two wins at the track came in 2005 and 2008.

Giants | Will recall two

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:53:43 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Travis Ishikawa and OF Juan Perez are expected to be recalled from Triple-A Reno, according a source.

FANTASY TIP: There may be fleeting NL-only value if either earns semi-regular playing time. However, taking a wait-and-see approach is advised.

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Cardinals | Patrick Peterson close to new deal

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:49:29 -0700

Arizona Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson is reportedly close to a deal on a new contract.

Rockies | Justin Moreau in Chicago

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:48:10 -0700

Colorado Rockies 1B Justin Morneau (neck) is expected to be activated Tuesday, July 29. RP Boone Logan (elbow) is also in Chicago with the team; however, his status has not been disclosed.

FANTASY TIP: Check back to see if Morneau is officially activated and placed in tonight's starting lineup. He should be returned to lineups immediately in all formats, if he is starting.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira back in, Brian Roberts sitting

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:48:01 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29, but 2B Brian Roberts is sitting.

FANTASY TIP: Get Tex back into your starting lineups if you own him. Roberts is likely taking a routine day off.

Jets | Calvin Pryor sits, Jace Amaro limited

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:39:42 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) did not practice and TE Jace Amaro (knee) was limited Tuesday, July 29. Head coach Rex Ryan said Pryor is progressing, however.

Rangers | Nick Tepesch to be pushed back

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:39:26 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (knee) will be pushed back and won't start against the Cleveland Indians this weekend.

Braves | Freddie Freeman slumping

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:34:45 -0700

Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman has hit .171 (7-for-41), with a .569 OPS and .194 BABIP since the All-Star break.

FANTASY TIP: The BABIP is unsustainably low, but an 18.8 percent line drive rate will hinder any batting average. Test the trade waters to see if there is an impatient Freeman owner in your league. He is an elite bat in a minor funk who is due for a hot stretch.

Saints | Jairus Byrd practices

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:34:06 -0700

New Orleans Saints FS Jairus Byrd (back) practiced for the first time this offseason Tuesday, July 29. Byrd will gradually make his way back and did not take part in full-team drills.

Orioles | Ubaldo Jimenez to make rehab start

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:31:09 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw 60 to 65 pitches for Single-A Aberdeen Tuesday, July 29, and the team will re-evaluate him before deciding his next step.

Seahawks | Anthony McCoy update

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:29:36 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') reportedly tore his left Achilles' in practice Tuesday, July 29. McCoy would likely miss the entire 2014 season.

Diamondbacks | Recall Bo Schultz

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:27:28 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Bo Schultz was recalled from Triple-A Reno Tuesday, July 29. In a corresponding move, OF Alfredo Marte was optioned to Reno.

FANTASY TIP: Schultz has posted a 5.75 ERA as a starter with Reno. If the Diamondbacks intend to start him, stack your lineup with as many opposing bats as possible in all formats, especially in daily games.