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Bills | Marquise Goodwin injured

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:15:03 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury during practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Padres | Show off new-look outfield

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:07:00 -0700

San Diego Padres 2B Yangervis Solarte made his first start in left field Friday, Aug. 1, against the Atlanta Braves, while OF Abraham Almonte made his team debut in center field while batting in the eighth position of manager Bud Black's lineup.

FANTASY TIP: Solarte can be valuable in NL-only fantasy leagues for his versatility from an eligibility perspective, and Almonte will be worth a $1 waiver claim in all NL formats, especially if he gets semi-regular at-bats.

Diamondbacks | Paul Goldschmidt gets rest

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:06:19 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt was given the day off to rest Friday, Aug. 1, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was just his second day of rest this season. He has logged 965 2/3 innings played this season, and that's third-most in the majors. C/1B Jordan Pacheco started in his absence.

FANTASY TIP: It's good news that Goldschmidt has no injury and is just getting a breather. The right-handed slugger should be back in the lineup Saturday, and he'll definitely be in there Sunday. In the series finale he faces Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano, a left-handed starter. Goldy is hitting a robust .384 (28-for-73) with six doubles, three homers, 10 RBI and a 1.115 OPS against southpaws this season. Daily fantasy owners need to remember that when setting their lineups.

Cardinals | Randal Grichuk skipped for promotion

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:05:55 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals minor-league OF Randal Grichuk was skipped for promotion in favor of OF Shane Robinson because manager Mike Matheny said Friday, Aug. 1, that Grichuk needs to "keep playing" regularly.

Cardinals | Jon Jay has sore wrist

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:05:26 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (wrist) was out of the lineup Friday, Aug. 1, against the Milwaukee Brewers due to a sore wrist.

Brewers | Matt Garza gets second start this week

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:48 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Matt Garza will start Sunday, Aug. 3, rather than Tuesday, Aug. 5, after SP Jimmy Nelson (blister) was scratched Saturday, Aug. 2.

FANTASY TIP: Garza gets a second start for fantasy owners in the current scoring period after allowing just one run over seven innings in a no-decision earlier in the week on the road against Tampa Bay. The only trade off is that he loses two-start status for the upcoming scoring period.

Brewers | Kyle Lohse to start Saturday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:20 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse will start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the St. Louis Cardinals after SP Jimmy Nelson (blister) was scratched.

FANTASY TIP: Lohse is 1-3 with a 4.80 ERA in five starts against his former team since the start of the 2011 season, so daily fantasy owners should avoid Lohse until his next scheduled start.

Packers | Corey Linsley expected to be fine

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:04:16 -0700

Green Bay Packers C Corey Linsley (shoulder) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1, because of a shoulder injury, but the injury is not considered serious. He is expected to participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 2.

Patriots | Roy Finch leaves early

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:03:50 -0700

New England Patriots RB Roy Finch (undisclosed) left practice early Friday, Aug. 1, after colliding with SS Kanorris Davis during drills.

Brewers | Jimmy Nelson scratched

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:03:43 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers have scratched SP Jimmy Nelson (finger) from his scheduled start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the St. Louis Cardinals due to a blister. Nelson will be replaced by SP Kyle Lohse.

FANTASY TIP: Nelson's next start is scheduled for Tuesday, but fantasy owners in NL-only leagues and daily formats might want to wait to see how he responds in one full start before plugging him back into the active fantasy lineup.

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Brewers | X-rays negative for Scooter Gennett

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:03:14 -0700

Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (finger) suffered a left finger injury bunting during batting practice Friday, Aug. 1. X-rays were negative, and he has been diagnosed with a contusion of the left index finger. He is considered day to day.

Angels | Michael Roth to provide length

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:02:34 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim P Michael Roth, recalled from Double-A Arkansas Friday, Aug. 1, will be counted upon to prove length out of the bullpen.

FANTASY TIP: Roth might grab a couple of innings here or there, but he is not someone fantasy owners want to rely upon at this point.

Angels | Hector Santiago to stick in rotation

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:01:58 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Hector Santiago was expected to be bumped to the bullpen or Triple-A Salt Lake when SP C.J. Wilson (ankle) returns Saturday, Aug. 2. However, Santiago will remain in the rotation with SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) hitting the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 1.

Angels | No timetable for Tyler Skaggs

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:01:12 -0700

Updating a previous report, there is no timetable for the return of Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Skaggs (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list, according to manager Mike Scioscia. Doctors said he has a strain of the flexor tendon, which is part of the forearm but is in a more sensitive location and could be a precursor to a more serious injury. Skaggs lost feeling in his fingers and said he "over-pronated" his arm on a changeup Thursday, July 31, against the Baltimore Orioles.

FANTASY TIP: With Skaggs sidelined, the team is expected to keep Hector Santiago in the rotation. Fantasy owners will want to keep Skaggs reserved for now, and drop him if it is determined he will be sidelined for several weeks or more.

Rams | Rodger Saffold leaves practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:55:31 -0700

St. Louis Rams OG Rodger Saffold (undisclosed) left practice early Friday, Aug. 1, because of an undisclosed injury. The injury does not appear to be serious.

Steelers | Rob Blanchflower out of walking boot

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:52:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle but is walking with a limp.

Bills | Two TEs missing practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:51:40 -0700

Buffalo Bills TEs Scott Chandler (groin) and Tony Moeaki (hamstring) are not participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Bills | Three return to practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:43:13 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Lee Smith (undisclosed), OG Chris Williams (toe) and OG Chris Hairston (back) are participating in practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Dolphins | Tariq Edwards not ready to return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:41:29 -0700

Miami Dolphins LB Tariq Edwards (knee) likely will miss some more practice time because of a knee injury. He will not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.

Dolphins | Matt Hazel has concussion

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:39:47 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Matt Hazel (concussion) suffered a concussion during practice Thursday, July 31, and will miss several days of practice. He will not participate in the team's scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 2.