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Marlins | Roster update

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:34:01 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart and INF/OF Enrique Hernandez will join the team. OF Austin Wates will fill the first-outfielder-recalled role of departed OF Jake Marisnick, according to the Marlins front office.

FANTASY TIP: Hernandez can play all over the field and should get enough at-bats to hold marginal NL-only value. Cosart is a must-add in NL-only leagues and could pitch his way into being a viable option in the majority of formats.

Red Sox | Kelly Johnson acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:28:05 -0700

The Boston Red Sox acquired 3B Kelly Johnson from the New York Yankees Thursday, July 31, in exchange for SS Stephen Drew.

FANTASY TIP: Boston's acquisition of Johnson will allow Xander Bogaerts to move back to his natural position, shortstop. That could make him more comfortable at the plate, as well. Johnson's value increases with this move, since he should have more consistent playing time, at least until the BoSox think Will Middlebrooks (finger) is ready to return.

Indians | Austin Adams up, Zach Walters down

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:26:40 -0700

The Cleveland Indians called up RP Austin Adams from Triple-A Columbus and optioned INF Zach Walters in his place.

Astros | Brad Peacock to return to rotation

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:25:38 -0700

Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock will rejoin the rotation soon.

FANTASY TIP: His K/9 ability should make him ownable in AL-onlys, but it'll take more refinement of his stuff to be mixed-worthy. Perhaps next year....

Diamondbacks | Select Roger Kieschnick

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:22:37 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected the contract of OF Roger Kieschnick from Triple-A Reno.

Diamondbacks | Call up Andy Marte

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:21:37 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks will call up 3B Andy Marte from Triple-A Reno.

FANTASY TIP: Flashbacks.... It'll take a lot for him to be worth anything outside of deep NL-only games.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch arrives in Seattle

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:21:30 -0700

Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch arrived in Seattle Thursday, July 31, according to a source. Lynch officially ended his holdout from training camp.

Astros | Colin Moran going to Double-A

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:19:56 -0700

Houston Astros 3B Colin Moran will report to Double-A Corpus Christi.

FANTASY TIP: Moran was hitting .294 with 5 HRs and 33 RBIs for high Single-A Jupiter for the Miami Marlins. Moran is someone to grab and stash in AL-only dynasty games. He could be up late next year if he progresses quickly.

Lions | Sign Kris Redding

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:19:09 -0700

The Detroit Lions signed undrafted free-agent DE Kris Redding (Wake Forest) Thursday, July 31. Per NFL rules, UDFA deals are three years in length. Financial details were undisclosed.

Cubs | Javier Baez won't be recalled

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:13:51 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez will not be recalled to replace INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio right now, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.

FANTASY TIP: Baez could see MLB action before the end of the 2014 season. However, those stashing him have to be disappointed with the news. A promotion in September when rosters expand is still a strong possibility.

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Cubs | Will recall Kyuji Fujikawa

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:11:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa soon, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.

Cubs | Get Victor Caratini from Braves

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:05:18 -0700

The Chicago Cubs received C Victor Caratini from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for RP James Russell and INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio.

Dolphins | Sign Raymond Webber

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:04:49 -0700

The Miami Dolphins signed free-agent TE Raymond Webber (Packers) Thursday, July 31, to an undisclosed deal.

Mariners | Austin Jackson likely to lead off

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:03:50 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Austin Jackson probably will hit leadoff, according to manager Lloyd McClendon.

FANTASY TIP: It's a big blow departing the Tigers' lineup and heading to Seattle. Maybe Jackson can survive it because of his hot hitting lately, but it's not a fine environment in which to succeed.

Cubs | Felix Doubront to DL

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:03:01 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Felix Doubront (calf) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, July 31, due to a calf strain.

Bears | Sign Graham Pocic

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:01:53 -0700

The Chicago Bears signed free-agent C Graham Pocic (Rams) Thursday, July 31, to an undisclosed deal.

NFL | James Gayle clears waivers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:56:12 -0700

Free-agent LB James Gayle (Titans) cleared waivers Thursday, July 31, and is eligible to sign with any team.

Yankees | Stephen Drew, Martin Prado updates

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:43 -0700

New York Yankees INF Stephen Drew will play second base, and 3B/OF Martin Prado will see time in right field and move to other places when needed.

FANTASY TIP: Both appear to be everyday players and should be added if available in deep-mixed games.

NFL | Kalonji Kashama clears waivers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:36 -0700

Free-agent DE Kalonji Kashama (Lions) cleared waivers Thursday, July 31, and is eligible to sign with any team.

Marlins | Acquire Jarred Cosart

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:17 -0700

The Miami Marlins acquired SP Jarred Cosart, INF/OF Enrique Hernandez and OF Austin Wates from the Houston Astros. Houston received OF Jake Marisnick, INF Colin Moran, P Francis Martes and a compensatory pick for the 2015 MLB Draft.

FANTASY TIP: Moving to the National League helps Cosart's fantasy value. He is a must-add in NL-only leagues. Cosart is worth a speculative add in deep mixed leagues and could pitch his way into being a viable option in the majority of formats. Marisnick is worth an add in AL-only formats, if he sticks with the Astros.