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Chiefs | Two likely to compete for one spot

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:10:25 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs QBs Tyler Bray and Chase Daniel are likely to compete for one roster spot with QB Aaron Murray likely to make the team behind starting QB Alex Smith.

Mariners | Justin Smoak sent down

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:46:44 -0700

The Seattle Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.

Mariners | Roenis Elias leaves with cramps

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:43:23 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Roenis Elias (forearm) left the game with left forearm cramps Monday, July 21. Manager Lloyd McClendon said it shouldn't be a lingering issue.

Orioles | Adam Jones launches two

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:41:43 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones hit two two-run homers Monday, July 21.

Tigers | Justin Verlander makes adjustment

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:37:01 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander looked at some pictures from earlier in his career and from this season to see if he was changing the grip on the baseball before his start Monday, July 21. He noticed a difference in his arm action and immediately made an adjustment while warming up. He allowed three runs and struck out five in 6 2/3 innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks. "It felt like I was able to throw the way I want," Verlander said. "Really, (today was) the first time all year that I've been able to locate my fastball as well as I would like to."

FANTASY TIP: This could be good news moving forward.

Nationals | Ian Desmond with big night

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:32:34 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond had a career-high five hits, including a two-run homer Monday, July 21.

White Sox | Jake Petricka nails down save

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:27:49 -0700

Chicago White Sox RP Jake Petricka recorded his fourth save Monday, July 21.

FANTASY TIP: It was his first save in two weeks as the team has used a true committee with him, Zach Putnam and Ronald Belisario. Petricka and Putnam should be owned in AL-only leagues and some mixed leagues.

Braves | Julio Teheran fans 11

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:27:33 -0700

Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in his no-decision against the Miami Marlins Monday, July 21. He allowed a run on four hits in seven innings.

Rangers | Alex Rios sits again

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:21:34 -0700

Texas Rangers OF Alex Rios (ankle) missed his second straight start Monday, July 21, with a sprained right ankle. Manager Ron Washington said he looked much better and could return before Thursday, July 24.

49ers | Week 9 return for NaVorro Bowman?

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:04:38 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB NaVorro Bowman (knee) will likely return to action in Week 9 after the team's Week 8 bye, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

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Rangers | Miles Mikolas ends win drought

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:54:10 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Miles Mikolas allowed two runs and four hits in a career-high 7 1/3 innings in a win Monday, July 21, against the New York Yankees. It was his first win since Aug. 21, 2012, when he was a member of the San Diego Padres.

Phillies | Cliff Lee's return spoiled

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:53:20 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (elbow) allowed six runs and 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss Monday, July 21, against the San Francisco Giants. He had been 5-0 with a 0.88 ERA in six career games against the Giants previous to Monday's outing. If he show's he is healthy and pitches effectively, he is a prime candidate for a trade before the July 31 non-waiver deadline.

FANTASY TIP: A move to a contender could rejuvenate Lee and his fantasy value, but he needs to stay healthy and pitch well first.

Indians | Francisco Lindor promoted to Triple-A

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:51:44 -0700

The Cleveland Indians promoted SS Francisco Lindor from Double-A Akron to Triple-A Columbus Monday, July 21. "You never expect to go somewhere else. You work for it," Lindor said.

FANTASY TIP: Lindor is one of the top prospects in baseball, and he could end up being a September call-up when rosters expand. He is a must-have in all long-term keeper fantasy leagues, and those in non-keeper AL-only formats might want to stash him away for later in the season.

Giants | Three more hits for Hunter Pence

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:51:12 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence went 3-for-5 with a triple, run scored, two RBI and a stolen base Monday, July 21, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Pence leads the National League with 37 multi-hit games.

Dodgers | A.J. Ellis survives scare

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:50:27 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (head) was hit in the head by a 78 mph pitch from Pittsburgh Pirates SP Edinson Volquez Monday, July 21. The ball bounced off his helmet, and he immediately ran to first base and stayed in the game after being briefly examined by a trainer.

Dodgers | Matt Kemp appears in right field

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:49:56 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp started in right field Monday, July 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was his first appearance in the position since 2009. Kemp finished 1-for-4 with a double, walk and RBI.

Bills | Jerry Hughes shines in camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:46:28 -0700

Buffalo Bills DE Jerry Hughes had a strong showing in camp Monday, July 21, registering a handful of quarterback pressures and a couple of would-be sacks. Hughes is the leading candidate to play right defensive end on passing downs this year.

Bills | Ron Brooks struggles in camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:32:11 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Ron Brooks struggled in camp Monday, July 21. He was beaten deep twice in one-on-one drills, and he missed an assignment in team drills. Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 Sports Radio believes Brooks is in danger of not making the roster.

Giants | Eli Manning doesn't run at camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:15:52 -0700

New York Giants QB Eli Manning didn't run with the team at training camp Monday, July 21, and threw on the side with coaches instead. Manning said that not running had nothing to do with his offseason ankle surgery.

FANTASY TIP: It sounds like Manning just didn't want to run, and when you are a star QB, you donít have to. Consider him a QB2 in most fantasy formats heading into the season.

Stewart-Haas Racing | Tony Stewart has Chase chance

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:25 -0700

A return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway gives Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart a chance at his third Brickyard 400 win, and a spot in the Chase for the Sprint Cup. "We still have two shots at getting in the Chase, obviously, one being a win and the other being getting in there because of the points position," Stewart said Monday, July 21.