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Buccaneers | Carl Nicks terminated

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:59:16 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially released OG Carl Nicks (toe) Wednesday, July 30, with an injury settlement.

Titans | James Gayle waived

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:58:42 -0700

The Tennessee Titans placed LB James Gayle (shoulder) on no-recall waivers from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement Wednesday, July 30.

Bears | Jay Cutler's arm strength standing out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:57:01 -0700

Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler's arm strength is standing out in practice. "The ball is ON you," said defensive coordinator Mel Tucker.

FANTASY TIP: It is positive news that Cutler is having a nice showing in training camp. He should be drafted as a QB2 with a lot of upside heading into the 2014 season.

Rockies | Pedro Hernandez to start Thursday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:47:04 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Pedro Hernandez will be recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs to start against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Hernandez is strictly a desperation spot start in the deepest of NL-only leagues.

Braves | Jason Heyward still out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:43:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (back) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Heyward's back soreness has proved more serious than initially believed; he's missed the last two games after suffering the injury Monday. Make sure he's on your bench.

Cardinals | Allen Craig not starting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:38:28 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 30, with OF Oscar Taveras starting in right field.

FANTASY TIP: Craig's playing time has been less certain with Taveras around. You'll have to check back daily to make sure Craig is in the starting lineup before inserting him into yours.

Giants | David Wilson injury update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:35:12 -0700

New York Giants RB David Wilson (neck) tweeted that he is fine after leaving practice early Tuesday, July 29. Wilson said he passed all physical examinations and will find out more Monday, Aug. 3.

FANTASY TIP: It would be terrific news if this was just a scare and nothing more for Wilson. Still, check back Monday to get the latest.

Royals | Out on Jonny Gomes

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:30:48 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes will not be traded to the Kansas City Royals, according to a major league source.

Raiders | Greg Little not practicing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:29:29 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Greg Little (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 20.

Giants | Interested in Alex Rios

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:27:22 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios has interested the San Francisco Giants as the trade deadline nears. The Kansas City Royals and Toronto Blue Jays also expressed interest but have since backed off.

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Buccaneers | Sign Kip Edwards

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:27:14 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed CB Kip Edwards (Vikings) Wednesday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Blue Jays | Considering Asdrubal Cabrera for 2B

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:23:31 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera is being looked at by the Toronto Blue Jays as they look for an everyday second baseman. Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado and 2B Aaron Hill are considered to be too expensive. Cabrera is hitting .249 with nine home runs and 40 RBIs this year.

FANTASY TIP: A move to Toronto for Cabrera and into a better lineup would look good for increasing his fantasy value. He'd be in a much more potent lineup and in a home environment that is more conducive to power hitting.

Padres | Several teams in on Ian Kennedy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:22:20 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy is drawing interest from the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins and others, according to sources.

Angels | C.J. Wilson ready to go

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:20:28 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (ankle) said his bullpen session was "good" Wednesday, July 30, and he's ready to return from the disabled list. Wilson's spot would come up against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Aug. 2.

Vikings | Robert Blanton injury update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:18:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (hamstring) left practice Wednesday, July 30, with a hamstring issue.

Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery on both feet

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:17:29 -0700

Updating a previous item, Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (feet) will have surgery on both of his feet six weeks apart, which will bring his season to an end. The procedure is called a sesamoidectomy, and it's scheduled to take place on his left foot Wednesday, July 30. The recovery period ideally will be three months. Zeid will be on crutches for a while.

Vikings | Josh Robinson injury update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:17:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson (hamstring) left practice Wednesday, July 30, with a hamstring issue.

Astros | Alex Presley improving

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:15:52 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley (oblique) hit off a tee Wednesday, July 30, and is happy with his progress. He's working at roughly 60 to 70 percent effort while swinging and is getting closer to full speed. He has been out since July 8 with a right oblique strain.

Reds | Interested in Emilio Bonifacio

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:14:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio is drawing interest from the Cincinnati Reds, and he appears likely to be traded soon.

Astros | Chris Carter a late scratch

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) was a late scratch to the lineup Wednesday, July 30, because he fell ill hours before game time. He "vomited a couple times" and was given medication. Carter has hit .295 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs this month. OF Robbie Grossman started in right field in his place and homered in the game.