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Mets | Buddy Carlyle outrighted

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:51 -0700

New York Mets P Buddy Carlyle cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Las Vegas Wednesday, July 23.

Athletics | Alberto Callaspo might return Sunday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:00:21 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) might be back with the team as soon as Sunday, July 27, when he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Athletics | Jim Johnson the move?

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:59:50 -0700

Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson has not been a fit for the team this season, and the team would likely have to absorb much of the remaining portion of his $10 million salary to move him. The Miami Marlins might be one team interested in him.

Athletics | Josh Reddick to play against righties

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:59:19 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (knee) is wearing a brace on his right knee, and said it will take some getting used to. He said it doesn't impede him and has not cost him any speed. Manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday, July 23, that Reddick will see his usual playing time, particularly against right-handed pitchers, with C Stephen Vogt and 1B Brandon Moss also factoring in. "There's a way to get all three of them out there," Melvin said.

Athletics | Unlikely to have interest in Darwin Barney

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:45 -0700

The Oakland Athletics are believed to be searching for a second baseman, but Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney is not believed to be a target despite glowing words from former teammates SPs Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija. The team is looking for an offensive upgrade at the position, not necessarily a strong defensive player.

Athletics | Skipper speaks with Tommy Milone

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:58:14 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone asked for a trade, and manager Bob Melvin said Wednesday, July 23, that he spoke with the pitcher briefly earlier this week. "He got ahold of me when all this was coming out, and I'm pretty sure he didn't expect it get the play it has," Melvin said. "To an extent, he's looking out for his big-league career, and he's pitched really well for us." Milone has drawn interest from other teams.

Athletics | Kyle Blanks making progress

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:59:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics 1B Kyle Blanks (calf) said Wednesday, July 23, that he is "doing better, a lot better," in his recovery from a calf injury. Manager Bob Melvin said Tuesday, July 22, that Blanks is at least a week away from beginning a minor-league rehab assignment.

Pirates | Brent Morel recalled

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:58:40 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled 3B Brent Morel from Triple-A Indianapolis Wednesday, July 23.

Pirates | Starling Marte placed on concussion DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:57:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed OF Starling Marte (head) on the 7-day concussion disabled list Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: With Marte sidelined, Travis Snider made the start in left field and was in the two-hole. Snider is likely to benefit the most from Marte's absence, and is a good short-term pick-up in NL-only leagues. In daily salary cap leagues, Snider has a minimal salary with most providers, and he could be a steal for a few days if he gets regular at-bats.

Pirates | Gerrit Cole tosses sim game

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:57:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (lat) was able to throw 70 pitches in a simulated game Wednesday, July 23. Cole said he feels good, but the team isn't going to rush him back. Cole might need a minor-league rehab assignment.

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Mets | Bartolo Colon available

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:56:37 -0700

The New York Mets have made SP Bartolo Colon available in trade talks, although there did not seem to be much of a scouting presence at Safeco Field in Seattle for his most recent start Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: If Colon could replicate his results from Wednesday, teams would be lining up for his services, as he retired the first 20 batters he faced. His fantasy value might take a little bit of a jump if he moves to a contender, but for now he is a back-end rotation option for fantasy owners in most formats.

Mets | Bartolo Colon flirts with perfection

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:56:08 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon retired the first 20 batters he faced Wednesday, July 23, against the Seattle Mariners before losing his perfect game. It was the longest perfection bid by a Mets pitcher since SP Matt Harvey May 7, 2013. Colon ended up allowing two runs, three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings.

Mets | Curtis Granderson uncertain for Thursday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:55:39 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (illness) is uncertain for the series opener Thursday, July 24, against the Milwaukee Brewers due to flu-like symptoms, according to manager Terry Collins.

Mets | Eric Campbell likely to start Thursday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:55:05 -0700

New York Mets 3B Eric Campbell is likely to get the start at shortstop Thursday, July 24, with SS Ruben Tejada (head) likely to need a day off after being hit in the head by a pitch.

FANTASY TIP: Daily fantasy owners might want to take note, as Campbell can sometimes be used at various positions with certain fantasy providers. He recently had a 10-game hitting streak, and comes on the cheap in salary cap formats.

Mets | Ruben Tejada feeling fine

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:53:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (head) was feeling "pretty good" after the game Wednesday, July 23, after being hit in the head by a pitch, according to manager Terry Collins. Team doctors said he had no concussion-like symptoms, and he will travel with the team. There is no call-up pending.

FANTASY TIP: If you're in an NL-only fantasy leagues which allows daily transactions, it is a good idea to reserve him. Tejada is likely to get the day off Thursday, regardless of how he feels.

Mariners | Taijuan Walker optioned

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:53:25 -0700

The Seattle Mariners optioned SP Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma Wednesday, July 23. The team is expected to announce a corresponding move, likely a position player, before the game Thursday, July 24.

Cowboys | Jarrod Pughsley waived with an injury settlement

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:40:17 -0700

Updating a previous story, the Dallas Cowboys waived OG Jarrod Pughsley (undisclosed) from their Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement.

Packers | Korey Jones added

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:32:10 -0700

The Green Bay Packers signed free-agent LB Korey Jones (Cardinals) to an undisclosed contract Wednesday, July 23.

Browns | Two more on NFI list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:27:30 -0700

The Cleveland Browns placed DT Jacobbi McDaniel (undisclosed) and OG Jeremiah Warren (undisclosed) on the non-football injury list Wednesday, July 23.

Bengals | Christo Bilukidi placed on NFI

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:22:43 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Christo Bilukidi (illness) was placed on the non-football illness list Wednesday, July 23.