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Bills | Three see time at slot corner

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:08:48 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Nickell Robey was given the first chance at playing slot corner in the defense's nickel package Tuesday, July 22, with CB Ron Brooks and CB Ross Cockrell rotating in.

Bills | Passing attack not clicking yet

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:01:07 -0700

Buffalo Bills QB EJ Manuel said that the passing game took positive steps Tuesday, July 22, but some offensive players said that the execution of the passing game needs to improve.

FANTASY TIP: While Manuel is putting a positive spin on the situation, don't expect him to be more than a backup fantasy QB this season.

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki might need more than 15 days

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:53:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, there is no guarantee Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) will be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible, trainer Keith Dugger said Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners are already smarting from losing Tulowitzki to the DL early in the current scoring period, now the trainer raises the possibility this could be more than a two-week thing. Be patient and hope for a speedy recovery.

Marlins | Casey McGehee in long-term plans

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:52:29 -0700

The Miami Marlins have fielded calls on the availability of 3B Casey McGehee, but they are happy with his production and would like to keep him. The team signed him for $1.1 million, and he has one more season of arbitration eligibility. The team can keep him in 2015, at a sizeable raise. The team is also open to offering him an extension for a few more seasons. The team views him as a core player who is under club control.

Mariners | Interested in Casey McGehee

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:32 -0700

The Seattle Mariners are interested in acquiring Miami Marlins 3B Casey McGehee to bolster their lineup. The Mariners have been seeking a right-handed bat.

Mets | Curtis Granderson out of the lineup

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:51:02 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (illness) is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Seattle Mariners due to illness.

Mets | Chris Young likely unable to run

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:32 -0700

New York Mets OF Chris Young (calf) is out of the lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Seattle Mariners. He is dealing with a left calf injury, and the training staff recommended Young not to attempt to run. He pulled himself from the game Monday, July 21, after dealing with what the team called cramping.

Bills | Run game shines in practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:50:00 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson and RB Anthony Dixon both reached the second level on runs during team drills Tuesday, July 22, and the team's top four backs all had runs that would have gone for first down yardage.

FANTASY TIP: If the offensive line continues to open holes, C.J. Spiller and Jackson stand to be the main beneficiaries. However, Spiller should be drafted as a RB2 and Jackson a RB3 because the two players split carries and come with some injury concerns.

Mets | Kevin Plawecki dealing with vertigo

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:46 -0700

New York Mets C Kevin Plawecki (illness) was diagnosed with a mild case of vertigo Tuesday, July 22, according to assistant general manager John Ricco. He has been out of the lineup since Thursday, July 17, at Triple-A Las Vegas after experiencing some dizziness.

Giants | Joe Panik leaves game

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:49:23 -0700

San Francisco Giants SS Joe Panik (ankle) left the game Tuesday, July 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies due to a sprained right ankle, according to the club.

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Giants | Brandon Belt making progress

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:46:38 -0700

San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (head) is making progress from a concussion, but manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, July 22, that the first baseman is still likely a couple of days away from resuming baseball-related activities.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles is 14th highest-paid back

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:44:39 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles is scheduled to earn $3.9 million this year, which ranks 14th among running backs. ESPN.com is reporting that Charles and the team are discussing a new contract.

Chiefs | Team believes Jamaal Charles will report

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:28:48 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Kansas City Chiefs believe RB Jamaal Charles will report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, whether a contract extension has been reached or not, a source told Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star.

FANTASY TIP: As previously noted, monitor this situation. Consider him a top-three fantasy pick for the time being.

Giants | Angel Pagan able to switch-hit

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:18:06 -0700

San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (back) was able to hit off a tee from both sides Monday, July 21. "That's a step in the right direction," manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, July 22.

Orioles | Ubaldo Jimenez to throw bullpen session

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:17:39 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, July 23. It will be his second session since landing on the 15-day disabled list. If all goes well, he will head out on a minor-league rehab assignment.

Orioles | Zach Britton nursing non-pitching arm injury

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:17:08 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton (arm) was hit in the right arm by a comebacker in his appearance Monday, July 21, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He cannot straighten his arm, but it is his non-pitching arm.

FANTASY TIP: It's uncertain if Britton will be unavailable due to the injury, but the good news is that it wasn't the arm he uses to throw. If a save situation pops up Tuesday and he is not called upon, you'll know why.

Orioles | Alexi Casilla taking grounders

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:16:44 -0700

Baltimore Orioles INF Alexi Casilla (hand) has started taking grounders and hitting off a tee. He has been on the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Norfolk due to a hamate bone injury.

Tigers | Joel Hanrahan still a longshot

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:16:12 -0700

Detroit Tigers RP Joel Hanrahan (elbow) is still considered a longshot to pitch this season.

FANTASY TIP: Hanrahan signed with the team for one season, and it appears they might not get any return on that investment. Fantasy owners have long since ignored him.

Tigers | Andy Dirks resumes working out

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:15:35 -0700

Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (back) resumed baseball activities Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Dirks had been pulled from his minor-league rehab assignment due to lower back inflammation last week. His timetable for game action remains unclear.

Tigers | Drew VerHagen injured

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:14:41 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Drew VerHagen (side) will have an MRI on his lower left side, trainer Kevin Rand said Tuesday, July 22. The test might also lead to a bone scan.

FANTASY TIP: VerHagen was apparently injured in his major league debut and start against Cleveland over the weekend.