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Yankees | More whiffs for Dellin Betances

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:17:12 -0700

New York Yankees RP Dellin Betances struck out three batters in two perfect innings of relief Friday, July 11, against the Baltimore Orioles. He increased his strikeout total to 84, most among big league relievers.

White Sox | Gordon Beckham gets day off

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:16:42 -0700

Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham was given the night off Friday, July 11, against the Cleveland Indians. He has just one hit over his past 30 at-bats.

Rays | Desmond Jennings has bruise

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:05:58 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) was diagnosed with a bruised knee after fouling a ball off his leg Friday, July 11. X-rays were negative.

Rays | David Price scratched Saturday

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:05:31 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (illness) has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday, July 12, against the Toronto Blue Jays due to illness. The team is hopeful he'll be able to take the ball Sunday, July 13.

FANTASY TIP: The team hasn't announced a starting pitcher for Price's spot, but manager Joe Maddon might simply make a swap of weekend starters with Jake Odorizzi moving up a day, and Price potentially pitching Sunday.

Rangers | Adrian Beltre pushes hitting streak to 15

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:05:12 -0700

Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre had a single and walk in three at-bats Friday, July 11, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, pushing his hitting streak to 15 games. He owns the longest active streak in the majors.

Orioles | Zach Britton tosses up another donut

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:04:50 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Zach Britton worked around one hit and one walk for a scoreless ninth inning Friday, July 11, against the New York Yankees. Britton has 23 consecutive scoreless appearances at home.

Nationals | Wilson Ramos at 14 games and counting

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:04:21 -0700

Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos had a single in four at-bats Friday, July 11, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He has now hit safely in 14 games, the longest active streak in the National League.

Indians | T.J. House to start at Class A

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SP T.J. House was optioned to Class A Mahoning Valley, and he will make a start there next week before returning to the big league club after the All-Star break.

Indians | Cody Allen getting it done

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:27 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP Cody Allen struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Friday, July 11, against the Chicago White Sox. He has converted 10 consecutive save chances.

Cubs | Jake Arrieta on quite a roll

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:03:00 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Jake Arrieta allowed three runs and four hits over 7 2/3 innings Friday, July 11, against the Atlanta Braves. He also walked three and struck out six batters in the no-decision. Arrieta is 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA over the past seven starts.

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Reds | Tucker Barnhart optioned

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 21:02:38 -0700

The Cincinnati Reds optioned C Tucker Barnhart to Triple-A Louisville Friday, July 11, and recalled RPs Carlos Contreras and Curtis Partch.

Falcons | Jon Asamoah expected to start

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:39:06 -0700

Atlanta Falcons OG Jon Asamoah is expected to start at right guard this upcoming season.

Falcons | Joe Hawley top candidate for C job

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:38:41 -0700

Atlanta Falcons C Joe Hawley likely will enter training camp as the leading candidate for the starting center job.

Steelers | Derek Moye will have to compete for spot

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:17:28 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers WR Derek Moye has improved this offseason but will still need to compete for a roster spot during training camp, according to wide receivers coach Richard Mann.

Reds | Mike Leake looks to pass Bucs

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:16:04 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake faces the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 12. He has won his past five decisions against the Bucs.

Reds | Billy Hamilton has three-hit night

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:15:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Billy Hamilton (hamstring) returned to the starting lineup Friday, July 11, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He posted three hits, an RBI and a run scored in five at-bats.

Steelers | Martavis Bryant expected to help in red zone

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:15:19 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers hope WR Martavis Bryant will be able to be a factor in the red zone and could also be a deep threat on offense, according to wide receivers coach Richard Mann. "He's a big guy, different from what we've had, as far as his length. We feel like we can utilize his talents in the red zone. He has a big reach. He has good speed. So we can use him in various ways, as far as cleaning things out. He's also a deep threat. He does have the speed," Mann said.

Reds | Aroldis Chapman sets MLB record

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:15:10 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Friday, July 11, against the Pittsburgh Pirates as he nailed down his 20th save. Chapman set a major league record by recording a strikeout in his 40th consecutive appearance.

Ravens | Brandon Williams likely to get more time

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:01:56 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens would like to give DE Brandon Williams more playing time this upcoming season.

Ravens | DeAngelo Tyson could have bigger role

Fri, 11 Jul 2014 20:01:36 -0700

Baltimore Ravens DE DeAngelo Tyson could receive a bigger role on defense this upcoming season since the team lost Indianapolis Colts DE Arthur Jones during the offseason.