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Seahawks | Jesse Williams injury update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:31:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks DT Jesse Williams (leg) was carted off with a leg injury Wednesday, July 30.

Marlins | Unlikely to add John Lackey

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:28:14 -0700

The Miami Marlins are not expected to trade for Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey.

Orioles | No trade for Jon Lester close

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:26:03 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Orioles are not close to acquiring Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester at this point.

Red Sox | Felix Doubront traded

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:25:28 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have traded SP Felix Doubront to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.

Cowboys | Tomo Romo expected to practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:21:49 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is scheduled to practice Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Romo continues to progress in his recovery from back issues. The team may be cautious with his recovery, but everything appears to be on schedule for Romo to be ready to start the regular season.

Cubs | Felix Doubront acquired

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:18:51 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have acquired SP Felix Doubront from the Boston Red Sox, according to a source. It is not known what the Red Sox will receive in return.

FANTASY TIP: Doubront could join the Cubs' starting rotation, which would give him some value in NL-only leagues. Doubront is probably not an option in any mixed leagues.

Cowboys | Demarcus Lawrence to have surgery

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:16:52 -0700

Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (foot) will undergo surgery for a broken foot Thursday, July 31, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

Orioles | Close to deal for Jon Lester

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:16:03 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles are close to acquiring SP Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, according to sources. The Red Sox would receive a pitcher in return.

Astros | Looking to move Chris Carter

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:14:47 -0700

The Houston Astros would like to trade OF Chris Carter before the trade deadline.

Cubs | Close to adding Felix Doubront

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:11:26 -0700

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront.

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Bengals | Domata Peko not practicing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:10:24 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals DT Domata Peko is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30, as he gets a day off.

Bengals | Dre Kirkpatrick sits

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:10:01 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Cardinals | Justin Masterson to start Saturday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:07:51 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Justin Masterson (knee) will be the team's starting pitcher Saturday, Aug. 2. Masterson is currently on the 15-day disabled list but is eligible to be activated Friday, Aug. 1.

Giants | Angel Pagan to work out again

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:07:14 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) is scheduled to undergo another full workout in Arizona Wednesday, July 30. Pagan likely will play for the team's rookie ball team Thursday, July 31, he does not have any problems during the workout.

Bengals | Andre Smith not practicing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:03:52 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez working on throwing problems

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:51:38 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez was partly benched the last two days in order to work on his throwing problems at third base. Twenty one of his 23 major league-leading errors this year have been on throws. "He just needs to continue to work," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We want to help him regain his form on (offense and defense) that he's shown us in the past."

FANTASY TIP: Alvarez has become a platoon third baseman because of his throwing issues and his struggles against lefties and the fact that Josh Harrison has been raking. You should only own Alvarez in deep mixed and NL-only leagues at this point.

Tigers | Nick Castellanos returns

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:49:28 -0700

Detroit Tigers 3B Nick Castellanos (finger) is returning to the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Return Castellanos to your daily lineups if you own him.

49ers | Expect LaMichael James to be ready for Week 1

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:47:56 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James (elbow) will wear a brace on his dislocated elbow and should be ready for the start of the regular season, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Yankees | Talking about John Danks

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:45:26 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is being discussed in trade talks with the New York Yankees, but the teams are both far apart in terms of a package deal. Danks has two years left on his $65 million, five-year deal. The Yankees would prefer to move P David Phelps back to the bullpen.

Mariners | Not in on Jon Lester

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 11:44:02 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester is not an option for the Seattle Mariners.