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Blue Jays | Hector Gimenez released

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:48:17 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays released C Hector Gimenez Monday, July 14.

Cardinals | Mike O'Neil outrighted

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:46:28 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Mike O'Neil cleared waivers and was outrighted to Double-A Springfield.

Astros | David Martinez optioned

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:42:48 -0700

The Houston Astros optioned RP David Martinez to Triple-A Oklahoma City Sunday, July 13.

Blue Jays | Bobby Korecky outrighted

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:40:52 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Bobby Korecky cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo.

White Sox | Henry Rodriguez released

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:40:32 -0700

The Chicago White Sox released RP Henry Rodriguez Sunday, July 13.

Saints | Jimmy Graham deadline looming

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:38:20 -0700

Updating an ongoing story, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham has a deadline of Tuesday, July 15, at 4 p.m. EDT, to sign a long-term contract extension with the organization.

Yankees | Jim Miller outrighted

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:37:16 -0700

New York Yankees RP Jim Miller cleared waivers and has been outrighted to the minors.

Giants | Madison Bumgarner heads to break in slump

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 09:16:31 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner is gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, July 13, and he's now 1-3 with a 7.03 ERA in his last four starts. Opponents were hitting just .224 against his slider prior to his four-game slide, and they have a .488 average against his signature pitch in his last four starts.

FANTASY TIP: Bumgarner is much better than his last four starts suggest. The break might be the perfect time for him to regroup for the second half.

Phillies | Maikel Franco update

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:57:34 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 3B Maikel Franco went 0-for-2 with two fly-outs at the 2014 All-Star Futures Game Sunday, July 13. However, he may be coming up to the majors soon. Franco is hitting .390 in 41 at-bats in July with nine extra-base hits in nine contests. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. told reporters last week that Franco may be an option if his bat heats up, and that he's looking to make changes to the Phillies' lineup. He noted that Franco also could play first base.

FANTASY TIP: He could challenge Cody Asche for work at third base and even Ryan Howard for PAs at first. Franco is worth tucking away if you need CI help in deep mixed games.

Cubs | Javier Baez homers in Futures Game

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:38:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs SS Javier Baez hit a two-run homer in the 2014 All-Star Futures Game Sunday, July 13.

FANTASY TIP: There's no strong indication that Baez will be called up anytime soon. Chicago is keeping Starlin Castro at shortstop and haven't tried Baez for an extended period at any other position. Arismendy Alcantara's presence with the big club also hinders Baez's chances for now. But Baez has been taking ground balls at second base, and in deep leagues, it wouldn't hurt to tuck Baez into a bench spot.

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Rangers | Joey Gallo named Futures Game MVP

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:34:21 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Joey Gallo was named Most Valuable Player of the 2014 All-Star Futures Game after hitting a two-run home run that turned out to be the game-winner Sunday, July 13.

FANTASY TIP: Gallo's 31 homers in the minors this season are tied for first. He's a high-upside prospect whose progress will be determined by his plate discipline. He could arrive in the bigs in 2015 and has an outside shot of a September call-up, which means AL-only players could start stashing him.

Pirates | Set second-half rotation

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:18:45 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano will start Friday, July 18, in the first game of the second half, followed by Charlie Morton, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez and Vance Worley, according to manager Clint Hurdle.

FANTASY TIP: Gerrit Cole (lat) remains out of the rotation for at least another week, but he should be back sometime in August. Worley remains NL-only fodder for as long as he's taking Cole's spot.

White Sox | More on Matt Lindstrom

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:44:28 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) threw all four of his pitches in his bullpen session Saturday, July 12.

FANTASY TIP: Lindstrom remains a good bet to be in the closer mix when he returns and should be stashed if you have DL space.

Lions | Matthew Stafford working hard

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:38:54 -0700

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford impressed backup QB Dan Orlovsky with his work ethic this offseason in learning the new offense. Stafford spent his own time going over the offense with the new staff this offseason. "There was so much uncertainty, just trying to figure out how we'd run this offense," Stafford said. "I just wanted to make sure that once we started playing and practicing, I was as well equipped and well prepared as I could be."

FANTASY TIP: It appears Stafford gets it. While this may not translate into much as far as his production goes, the fact that he isn't resting on his laurels bodes well for his progression into his prime years. Stafford remains a solid fantasy QB1.

Vikings | Zach Line could emerge

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:20:36 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Zach Line could make an impact for the team this season, according to beat writer Mike Wobschall.

Vikings | Jerick McKinnon could have edge

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:20:16 -0700

Minnesota Vikings RB Jerick McKinnon could see the field more than backup RB Matt Asiata because of his ability as a receiver and change-of-pace runner outside or between the tackles.

Vikings | Anthony Barr likely at OLB

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:16:12 -0700

Minnesota Vikings LB Anthony Barr is expected to begin training camp as an outside linebacker, but he could be moved around to utilize his athleticism.

Padres | Four or five teams in on Chase Headley

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:08:02 -0700

San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley has about four or five teams interested in him, including the Toronto Blue Jays and New York Yankees.

Padres | Likely to make some deals

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:36:02 -0700

The San Diego Padres are likely to trade 3B Chase Headley and OF Chris Denorfia, who are free agents at the end of the season. They're also fielding calls on CL Huston Street, SP Ian Kennedy and RP Joaquin Benoit.

Angels | Targeting Huston Street, Ian Kennedy

Mon, 14 Jul 2014 06:35:41 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are targeting San Diego Padres CL Huston Street and SP Ian Kennedy in trade talks, according to sources. The teams have discussed Street but have yet to include Kennedy in talks. The team is "lukewarm" on trading Kennedy, whom they have under contract for another year.