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Royals | Eric Hosmer sidelined again

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:24:34 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) was sidelined for the second straight game Tuesday, July 22, against the Chicago White Sox. Manager Ned Yost said he doubts Hosmer will play at all in the current series against the White Sox. Yost said he is hopeful Hosmer can return Thursday, July 24, against the Cleveland Indians. "He wanted to try to push it today," Yost said. "But he still has some weakness in his hand."

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman strains hamstring

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:23:32 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) suffered a strained right hamstring Tuesday, July 22, against the Colorado Rockies. He is scheduled to have an MRI.

FANTASY TIP: If Zimmerman is forced out for a long period, Anthony Rendon is likely to start at the hot corner with Danny Espinosa likely to start at second base.

Cubs | Mike Olt optioned to Iowa

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:23:02 -0700

The Chicago Cubs optioned 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, July 22. He was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts against the San Diego Padres. This move makes room on the roster for SP Tsuyoshi Wada.

49ers | Tramaine Brock is favorite to start

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:04:46 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Tramaine Brock is considered a leading candidate to start this season at cornerback.

49ers | Chris Culliver cleared for camp

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:03:59 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (knee) has been cleared to take part in practice when training camp opens this week. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament to his left knee during training camp last summer. He is a front-runner to win a starting job this season.

Browns | Ben Tate, Terrance West might be great battle

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:02:45 -0700

Cleveland Browns RBs Ben Tate and Terrance West will compete for the starting tailback job during training camp and the preseason, and it's a battle head coach Mike Pettine is looking forward to. "And the best competition might be Ben Tate and our guy (Terrance West) from Towson, who I really like," Pettine said Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: The player to emerge as the starter will be a decent RB2 or flex fantasy play, while the loser of the battle will be best used as an RB3/4 in most formats.

Browns | Backup TE job up for grabs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:01:46 -0700

Cleveland Browns TEs Gary Barnidge and Jim Dray will battle for the No. 2 tight end spot during training camp and the preseason.

Browns | Two competing for inside LB job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:28 -0700

Cleveland Browns LBs Christian Kirksey and Craig Robertson will compete for an inside linebacker job during training camp, according to head coach Mike Pettine.

Browns | Two competing for starting CB job

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:00:01 -0700

Cleveland Browns CBs Justin Gilbert and Buster Skrine will compete for the starting cornerback job opposite CB Joe Haden in training camp. "We weren't going to hand Justin that spot," head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday, July 22.

Browns | Johnny Manziel to report Wednesday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:59:20 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel will report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, with the rest of the rookies.

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Browns | John Greco favorite to start at RG

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:54 -0700

Cleveland Browns OG John Greco is considered the favorite to start at right guard against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the regular season opener Sept. 7.

Browns | Joel Bitonio might start in Week 1

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:58:21 -0700

Cleveland Browns OG Joel Bitonio (ankle) lined up with the first-team offense during organized team activities (OTAs), and he held the spot until he suffered a sprained ankle June 3. Bitonio expects to be ready for the start of training camp, and barring any setbacks he is considered likely to start at left guard in Week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Browns | Several jockeying for backup jobs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:57:36 -0700

Cleveland Browns OLs Garrett Gilkey, Paul McQuistan and Jason Pinkston are fighting for position in the pecking order at right guard, and one of them might even push OG John Greco for the starting job at right guard.

Yankees | Kelly Johnson leaves game

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:00 -0700

New York Yankees 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers due to a groin injury. He was sent for an MRI.

Twins | Kyle Gibson scratched Wednesday

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:17:12 -0700

The Minnesota Twins have scratched SP Kyle Gibson (back) from his scheduled start Wednesday, July 23, against the Cleveland Indians due to a stiff back. P Anthony Swarzak will get the start in his absence.

Rockies | Christian Bergman throws bullpen session

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:36 -0700

Colorado Rockies P Christian Bergman (hand) threw another live bullpen session Tuesday, July 22, as he works his way back from a fractured left hand. He isn't eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list until Aug. 20, but he should be ready to go by that point.

Rockies | Jordan Lyles might be ready Aug. 4

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:16:03 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jordan Lyles (hand) is on pace to come off the 60-day disabled list Aug. 4 when he is first eligible. He threw a successful live bullpen session Tuesday, July 22. "He'll certainly be close, if not ready to go, at that point," manager Walt Weiss said.

Reds | Jay Bruce back in the lineup

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:15:21 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce was back in the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers after getting a mental day off Monday, July 21. He went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI while batting out of the cleanup spot.

Reds | Homer Bailey makes it through start

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:14:48 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (knee) was able to make his scheduled start Tuesday, July 22, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed three runs, four hits and two walks while posting three strikeouts over six innings. It was his first start since July 10 due to a sore right knee.

Cubs | Jorge Soler moved up to Iowa

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:14:04 -0700

The Chicago Cubs promoted OF Jorge Soler from Double-A Tennessee to Triple-A Iowa Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Soler is one of the team's top prospects, and he is a must-have fantasy option in long-term keeper leagues. He could possibly see a call-up when rosters expand September 1, so he isn't a bad stash candidate in NL-only non-keeper leagues, either.