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Blue Jays | Colby Rasmus benched for being late

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:58:00 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus was benched Thursday, July 31, after showing up late to the ballpark. "I was late getting here to the field," Rasmus said. "Wasn't here when I was supposed to be and they punished me as they should have."

FANTASY TIP: On the plus side, Rasmus isn't dealing with an injury of any kind so his absence should be a one-game occurrence.

Reds | Aroldis Chapman aggravates hamstring

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:45:29 -0700

Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) needed a visit from the trainer after throwing a pitch Thursday, July 31. Chapman threw a couple of warmup pitches but eventually closed out the game. He said after the game that he should be available Friday.

FANTASY TIP: The fact that Chapman finished out the game is an encouraging sign, but his availability is still worth checking on for the next day or so. He is one of the most dominant closers in the game so it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Reds give him a day or two off.

Royals | Jason Vargas likely to return Saturday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:42:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (appendix) is expected to start Saturday, August 2.

FANTASY TIP: Vargas has posted a solid 3.39 ERA this year, but you may want to hold off on starting him in his return since he draws a tough matchup against Oakland.

Mariners | Danny Farquhar update

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:32:02 -0700

Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar (bicep) suffered a bruised bicep after being hit by a line drive Thursday, July 31. He said he would be fine, according to Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times.

FANTASY TIP: It doesn't sound like he will miss much time, but it's worth checking back on his status in the coming days to make sure he is ready to go.

Mariners | Danny Farquhar hit by liner

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

Seattle Mariners RP Danny Farquhar (arm) left the game Thursday, July 31, after being hit on his right arm by a line drive.

Royals | Eric Hosmer has stress fracture

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:26:10 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) has a stress fracture in his right hand and will miss about a month, according to manager Ned Yost.

FANTASY TIP: Based on Yost's comments, Hosmer needs to be removed from lineups for the foreseeable future.

49ers | Chris Culliver returns

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:18:28 -0700

San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (knee) practiced Thursday, July 31, for the first time since Sunday, July 27.

Raiders | Four work with trainers

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:14:22 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Juron Criner (hamstring), LB Kaluka Maiava (hamstring), LB Marshall McFadden (hamstring) and FS Usama Young (quadriceps) worked with trainers on the side before practice Thursday, July 31.

Raiders | Two miss practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:11:38 -0700

Oakland Raiders WR Greg Little (hamstring) and DT Antonio Smith (groin) missed practice Thursday, July 31.

Raiders | C.J. Wilson practices

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:08:46 -0700

Oakland Raiders DE C.J. Wilson (hamstring) came off the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, July 31, and practiced for the first time during training camp.

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Raiders | Austin Howard returns to practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:04:07 -0700

Oakland Raiders OG Austin Howard (back) returned to practice Thursday, July 31, one day after leaving early with a back injury.

Falcons | Julio Jones taking it slow

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:59:46 -0700

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (foot) is working with a restricted snap count during training camp and is wearing special shoes designed to take stress of the bone that he fractured in his right foot last season.

Browns | No leader in QB competition

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:51:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer and QB Johnny Manziel remain in a close battle for the starting quarterback job, according to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. Shanahan said the competition has been "back and forth" and that he doesn't "think one is in front of the other."

Rams | Jake Long, others return to practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:38:38 -0700

St. Louis Rams OT Jake Long (knee), C Scott Wells (undisclosed), CB Trumaine Johnson (undisclosed) and DE William Hayes (undisclosed) returned to practice Thursday, July 31.

Cowboys | Two miss practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:32:41 -0700

Dallas Cowboys CB Sterling Moore (groin) and OG Brian Clarke (groin) missed practice Thursday, July 31.

Cowboys | Two leave practice early

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:29:10 -0700

Dallas Cowboys WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) and DE Ben Bass (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, July 31.

Chargers | Jahleel Addae earns praise from Eric Weddle

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:24:12 -0700

San Diego Chargers FS Eric Weddle said he sees a lot of himself in SS Jahleel Addae. "Jahleel is having a great camp as well," Weddle said. "Sometimes he wants to make a play so badly. He's a lot like myself early on. He just needs to rein himself a little bit and let the plays come to him."

49ers | Jim Harbaugh contract talks on hold

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:17:10 -0700

San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh met with team CEO Jed York Wednesday, July 30, and the two agreed to postpone any further contract talks until after the season, York said Thursday to host Jim Kozimor on Yahoo! SportsTalk Live.

Giants | Matt Duffy an option at 2B?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:11:20 -0700

San Francisco Giants INF Matt Duffy was not in the lineup for Double-A Richmond Thursday, July 31. Duffy is not injured, and Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News believes he could be joining the Giants.

Bills | Landon Cohen impresses in drills

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:58:18 -0700

Buffalo Bills DT Landon Cohen went 3-0 in one-on-one pass-rushing drills Thursday, July 31.