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Giants | Daniel Fells may have the edge

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:34:21 -0700

New York Giants TE Daniel Fells has received the first snap in 11-on-11 drills during the team's two days in training camp.

FANTASY TIP: Kellen Davis and Adrien Robinson have also rotated at tight end with the first team, but Fells appears to be the leader. Fells is a TE2 right now.

White Sox | Matt Lindstrom getting closer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:23:07 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP Matt Lindstrom (ankle) could go on a rehab assignment the first week of August.

FANTASY TIP: He's still expected to have a say in the closer committee before season's end.

Cubs | Javier Baez hitting well

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:14:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs 2B Javier Baez is hitting .333 with two homers and 10 RBIs in his last 10 games at Triple-A Iowa.

FANTASY TIP: We could see Baez in the next few weeks with the hole the team has at second base. Start stashing him in mixed leagues.

Red Sox | Dustin Pedroia sitting

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:14:23 -0700

Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia is out of the lineup Thursday, July 24.

Falcons | Roddy White terms

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:10:55 -0700

Updating an earlier report, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White can earn up to $30 million in his four-year extension with $18 million coming in the first two seasons, according to a source.

Rangers | Neftali Feliz takes over at closer

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:49:55 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz will take over as closer after the team dealt RP Joakim Soria. "The Feliz of old is a dominant, elite closer," general manager Jon Daniels said. "He may get that opportunity, whether it's as a traditional closer or in some other way. He's still so young and you still see the ability, just not as consistently. It would be a good test for him to see how he responds."

FANTASY TIP: Feliz should be picked up in AL-only leagues if he's available and most mixed formats if you need saves. He hasn't shown to be the dominant pitcher pre-Tommy John surgery, but he could get better as the season goes on. Corey Knebel could also figure into the mix at some point.

Colts | Two cleared

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:32:05 -0700

Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen (hip) and OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps, biceps) have been cleared to practice.

Colts | Ahmad Bradshaw cleared

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:29:06 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) has been cleared to practice.

FANTASY TIP: Bradshaw is an RB4, but he could be worth more if Trent Richardson fails to produce again.

Falcons | Roddy White signs extension

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:24:03 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White signed a four-year extension with the team that will keep him under team control for the next five years, according to sources.

Browns | Josh Gordon to appeal Aug. 1

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:20:40 -0700

Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon will have his appeal hearing for his one-year suspension Aug. 1.

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Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes exits

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:06:39 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (thumb) left the game Wednesday, July 23, with a right thumb sprain. X-rays were negative. He hit two homers in the game before leaving.

FANTASY TIP: This is still an injury that can wreck a swing and require a DL stint. Monitor his status, but expect Josh Reddick and Stephen Vogt to see more ABs in the interim.

Turner Scott Motorsports | Kyle Larson runs out of luck at Eldora

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:58:34 -0700

Turner Scott Motorsports driver Kyle Larson was beating and banging all night at the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series Wednesday, July 23. He was battling hard for the lead against Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Darrell Wallace Jr., but ended up wrecking with two laps to go and finishing 26th.

Kyle Busch Motorsports | Darrell Wallace Jr. wins at Eldora

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:58:03 -0700

Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Darrell Wallace Jr. picked up his third career win in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series with a victory at the second annual 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway Wednesday, July 23. Wallace led the final 97 laps, holding off a spirited charge from Turner Scott Motorsports driver Kyle Larson.

Brad Keselowski Racing | Ryan Blaney takes over points lead

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:57:32 -0700

Brad Keselowski Racing driver Ryan Blaney finished third at the 1-800 CarCash Mudsummer Classic at Eldora Speedway Wednesday, July 23, and he took over the points lead in the NASCAR Camping World Trucks Series as a result. Blaney leads Thorsport Racing driver Matt Crafton for the series lead by four points.

Tigers | J.D. Martinez sidelined

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:44:07 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (quadriceps) was out of the lineup Wednesday, July 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks after tweaking his quadriceps during the game Tuesday, July 22.

Tigers | Torii Hunter given day off

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:43:41 -0700

Despite swinging a hot bat, Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter was given the day off Wednesday, July 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hunter has hit .381 with five home runs, 12 runs scored and 20 RBI over the past 16 games.

Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez gets day off

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:41:59 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (thumb) was given the day off Wednesday, July 23, against the Washington Nationals to rest a sore thumb.

FANTASY TIP: With a scheduled day off Thursday, manager Walt Weiss likely felt it was a great time to give Gonzalez a couple of days off to rest. If Gonzalez doesn't play Friday, then fantasy owners should be concerned.

Rockies | Jorge De La Rosa strikes out 11

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:34:31 -0700

Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa struck out a season-high 11 batters Wednesday, July 23, against the Washington Nationals, allowing two runs - one earned - with eight hits and no walks in 7 1/3 innings. He was one strikeout short of a career high set in 2009.

FANTASY TIP: De La Rosa's name has been bandied about in trade rumors leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and his next start could potentially come in another uniform. If he moves to a contender, his fantasy value could increase dramatically. Of course, he is 42-14 lifetime at Coors Field, not exactly the most pitcher-friendly environment for most, so fantasy owners might not want him to leave Denver.

Phillies | A.J. Burnett moves up strikeouts list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:50 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett worked eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits and four walks in a no-decision Wednesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants. He also struck out six batters while throwing 131 pitches. He moved to 48th on the all-time strikeouts list, passing former New York Mets SP Dwight Gooden.

FANTASY TIP: Burnett is a trade target for plenty of contenders down the stretch, and his fantasy prospects could be about to improve dramatically depends upon where he lands. If he pitches like he did Wednesday, it won't matter where he is.

Phillies | Trade target Jonathan Papelbon bounced around

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:33:23 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon was pounded for three earned runs, one hit and two walks in a relief loss Wednesday, July 23, against the San Francisco Giants. He has been outspoken about his interest in moving to a contender before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, but he has had two ugly performances in a row. "Whatever happens happens," Papelbon said. "I have no control over it. If you were to put the entire season into two games, it would be pretty dumb."