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Athletics | Jon Lester to start Saturday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jon Lester is expected to make his first start with the team Saturday, Aug. 2.

Athletics | Billy Burns sent down, Jake Elmore cut

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:37 -0700

The Oakland Athletics optioned OF Billy Burns to Triple-A Sacramento Thursday, July 31, and designated INF Jake Elmore for assignment.

Chargers | Brandon Flowers sits

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:03 -0700

San Diego Chargers CB Brandon Flowers (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 31. It was likely a veteran day off.

Dodgers | Check in on David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:57:10 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers have contacted the Tampa Bay Rays about the availability of SP David Price, according to sources.

Yankees | Not close to landing Marlon Byrd

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:56:06 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is not close to being traded to the New York Yankees.

Nationals | Have checked in on Daniel Murphy

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:54:57 -0700

The Washington Nationals have contacted the New York Mets about the availability of 2B Daniel Murphy, but the two teams have not made much progress at this point.

Reds | Mat Latos a trade chip?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:54:16 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos has been dangled by the team in hopes of receiving something significant in return, according to other teams.

Tigers | Talking David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:52:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price's name has been discussed with the Detroit Tigers, according to sources.

Diamondbacks | Mitch Haniger acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:50:20 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired OF Mitch Haniger from the Milwaukee Brewers. It is not known what the Brewers will receive in return.

Rays | David Price a goner?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:44:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price will definitely be traded, according to sources.

FANTASY TIP: Don't believe everything you see. Price has been speculated as the top trade target for months, but because of the Rays' recent push in the standings, talk has died down. A trade could happen right before the deadline, though, so stay tuned.

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Athletics | Receiving calls on Jason Hammel

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:44:28 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel is receiving plenty of calls from interested teams at the trade deadline, according to a source. The A's initially weren't planning on moving him.

Seahawks | Sign Ronald Johnson

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:43:38 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed WR Ronald Johnson (Eagles) Thursday, July 31. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Braves | Have been scouting two left-handed relievers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:39:34 -0700

The Atlanta Braves have been scouting Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller and Chicago Cubs RP James Russell. The team is looking to add a left-handed relief pitcher.

Diamondbacks | Oliver Perez could be moved

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:38:48 -0700

The Arizona Diamondbacks have been receiving interest from teams interested in trading for RP Oliver Perez.

Seahawks | Anthony McCoy placed on IR

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:38:09 -0700

Seattle Seahawks TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Thursday, July 31.

Panthers | Frank Alexander will not appeal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:34:14 -0700

Carolina Panthers DE Frank Alexander said he will not appeal his four-game suspension, because he was guilty of violating the NFL's policy.

Jets | Calvin Pryor cleared for physical activity

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:27:16 -0700

New York Jets SS Calvin Pryor (concussion) has been cleared for physical activity after suffering a concussion. Pryor has not been cleared for contact.

Jaguars | Chad Henne not in danger

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:57 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne is in no danger of losing his starting job at this point, according to head coach Gus Bradley. Henne has looked comfortable during practice and is performing well.

Jaguars | OC happy with Blake Bortles

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:24:31 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles worked on his development and has progressed faster than originally anticipated, according to offensive coordinator Judd Fisch. "I think that one of the things you always worry about is how does a guy handle something that he's never done before. He's had OTAs and minicamp and then now he's got four weeks to figure out what is he going to do. I thought he really prepared so he came back ahead of where I thought he was going to be," Fisch said.

49ers | Aldon Smith to meet with Roger Goodell

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:19:58 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB Aldon Smith will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday, Aug. 8. Smith is facing a suspension for three felony gun charges and a DUI.