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Rays | David Price trade imminent?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:35:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price could be involved in a three-team trade as the deadline approaches, according to sources.

Giants | Robert Ayers dealing with ankle issue

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:32:24 -0700

New York Giants DE Robert Ayers (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in practice Thursday, July 31.

Jets | No decision on starting QB for preseason game

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:31:15 -0700

The New York Jets have not decided who will be the starting quarterback for their first preseason game, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Nationals | Receive cash in Asdrubal Cabrera deal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:30:40 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals will receive cash along with SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians.

Yankees | Scott Sizemore released

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:28:36 -0700

New York Yankees 2B Scott Sizemore was released Thursday, July 31.

Giants | Mike Patterson dealing with sore shoulder

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:28:29 -0700

New York Giants DT Mike Patterson (shoulder) is dealing with a sore shoulder, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Jets | Stephen Hill performing well

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:27 -0700

New York Jets WR Stephen Hill has been outstanding so far during training camp, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

Rays | Ben Zobrist unlikely to be traded

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:18 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is unlikely to be traded before the deadline.

Braves | Not counting on Jonny Venters

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:27:00 -0700

Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) is not being counted on to return to the team's bullpen in 2014, according to manager Fredi Gonzalez. Gonzalez noted he is hopeful Venters will return this season, but that Venters' health is the No. 1 priority.

Patriots | Two players return to practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:23:50 -0700

New England Patriots WR Josh Boyce (leg) and LB Chris White (undisclosed) participated in practice Thursday, July 31. Both players sat out practice Wednesday, July 30.

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Patriots | Matthew Slater activated

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:23:17 -0700

The New England Patriots have activated WR Matthew Slater (undisclosed) from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list.

Falcons | Peria Jerry retires

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:21:18 -0700

Atlanta Falcons DT Peria Jerry announced his retirement Thursday, July 31.

Phillies | Marlon Byrd starting, Ryan Howard sitting

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:20:30 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31, against the Washington Nationals. 1B Darin Ruf is starting at first base against the Nationals left-handed SP Gio Gonzalez, instead of 1B Ryan Howard.

FANTASY TIP: With Byrd in the lineup, it is unlikely he is traded before the non-waiver deadline today. Ryne Sandberg appears to be sticking to his platoon at first base. Howard's dwindling fantasy stock will continue to fade, if he continues to sit against left-handed pitchers. Ruf is worth owning in NL-only leagues, as long as he is getting semi-regular at-bats.

Orioles | Chris Davis out

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:18:07 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (illness) remains out of the lineup Thursday, July 31, due to illness.

FANTASY TIP: Make sure you continue to leave Davis on your bench until he's feeling better.

Seahawks | Marshawn Lynch will not receive a new deal

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:16:43 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch will not receive a new deal and added money, but the team is expected to add some financial concessions to his contract.

Tigers | Front-runners for David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:15:55 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price could land with the Detroit Tigers, as sources say they are the front-runners to trade for him.

Yankees | Won't land David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:40 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price won't be dealt to the New York Yankees, according to sources.

Nationals | Deal Zach Walters

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:32 -0700

The Cleveland Indians have received 2B Zach Walters from the Washington Nationals as part of the SS Asdrubal Cabrera deal.

FANTASY TIP: With Mike Aviles the likely replacement at shortstop, Walters or Jose Ramirez will likely be sent to the minors. Aviles gets a huge boost to his fantasy value. He has proven to be a low-end middle infielder in the past. Everyday at-bats make Aviles a viable option in the majority of formats.

Mariners | James Jones not playing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:19 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF James Jones is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 31. OF Endy Chavez is starting in center field.

Dolphins | Matt Hazel not able to finish practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:10:15 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Matt Hazel (undisclosed) was not able to finish practice Thursday, July 31, because of an undisclosed injury.