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Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka not improving

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:32:35 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) is "still feeling it" 10 days after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection in his right elbow, according to general manager Brian Cashman.

FANTASY TIP: It's unlikely that the righty will return within the next month, and he may not pitch again in 2014. Tommy John surgery -- which would cost him much, if not all, of 2015 -- also looms as a possibility.

NFL | Kyle Orton wants to play in 2014

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:31:05 -0700

Free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Cowboys) does not want to retire and wants to play in 2014, according to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Angels | Grant Green to DL, C.J. Cron returns

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:29:10 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim INF Grant Green (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a lumbar strain. The Angels recalled 1B C.J. Cron from Triple-A Salt Lake.

FANTASY TIP: Cron immediately regains deep-mixed value. Green is stashable in cavernous games, notably AL-only atmospheres.

Broncos | Mitch Ewald signed

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:28:46 -0700

The Denver Broncos signed free-agent PK Mitch Ewald to an undisclosed contract Wednesday, July 23.

Orioles | Manny Machado sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:27:06 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. He sat out Tuesday, July 22, as well due to his back issues.

FANTASY TIP: This sounds like a day-to-day thing until he heals or is sent to the disabled list. His owners should be lining up contingency plans.

Cowboys | Not a make or break year for Jason Garrett

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:26:50 -0700

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said 2014 is not a make or break year for head coach Jason Garrett.

Cubs | Tsuyoshi Wada up, Mike Olt down

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:25:06 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Tsuyoshi Wada was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, 3B Mike Olt was demoted to Iowa.

Jaguars | Beau Blankenship waived

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:21:00 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed RB Beau Blankenship the no-recall waivers list Wednesday, July 23.

Browns | Three waived

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:16:47 -0700

The Cleveland Browns placed CB Royce Adams, LB Brandon Magee and WR Conner Vernon on the no-recall waivers list Wednesday, July 23.

Packers | Cut Shaun Lewis

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:16:28 -0700

The Green Bay Packers cut LB Shaun Lewis Wednesday, July 23.

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Browns | Terrance West disputes reports; NFL confirms NFI placement

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:13:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns RB Terrance West (undisclosed) said on his Twitter page that he passed his conditioning test and people need to "stop making up your own stories." Per the NFL's official transaction log, West was indeed placed on the non-football injury list.

Rays | Jeremy Hellickson returning

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:20 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson will start Saturday, July 26, against the Boston Red Sox. SP Chris Archer will go Sunday, July 27.

FANTASY TIP: Hell Boy was sent down because of the All-Star break and the desire to keep him on a normal rotation schedule. He's a deep-mixed option for the pitching-desperate. There's a smidge of a chance for a good performance down the stretch.

Panthers | Sign Kevin Matthews

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:10:02 -0700

The Carolina Panthers signed C Kevin Matthews (Titans) Wednesday, July 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Panthers | Jared Wheeler cut

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:08:03 -0700

The Carolina Panthers cut OL Jared Wheeler Wednesday, July 23.

Yankees | CC Sabathia undergoes surgery

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:03:55 -0700

New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (knee) underwent arthroscopic debridement surgery on his right knee Wednesday, July 23. The southpaw will miss the rest of the 2014 season and aims to be ready for spring training 2015.

FANTASY TIP: His performance before the injury is enough to say he may not be draftable in many mixed leagues next year. We'll have more to say as we inch into next year.

Colts | Stanley Havili placed on PUP

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:56 -0700

Indianapolis Colts FB Stanley Havili (undisclosed) was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, July 23.

Yankees | Brian McCann adjusting to first base

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:47 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann is adjusting to playing first base. He's lined up there the last two games as Mark Teixeira (lat) remains sidelined. McCann said he has enjoyed the physical break from catching.

FANTASY TIP: He's heating up at the plate, too, so the break from crouching and his ability to stay in the lineup make for a fine combo of positive fantasy developments.

Redskins | No practice for Jason Hatcher Thursday

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:58:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins DT Jason Hatcher (knee) will not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

Cardinals | Allen Craig sitting, Oscar Taveras in lineup

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:55:06 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals 1B/OF Allen Craig is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. OF Oscar Taveras is starting in his place, only his third time in the lineup since July 10.

FANTASY TIP: Mike Matheny is juggling playing time between the two bats, and it's becoming a frustrating game for fantasy owners, especially those who can only change their lineups weekly.

Patriots | No one placed on PUP

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:54:42 -0700

All New England Patriots players who reported to training camp Wednesday, July 23, passed their physicals and conditioning tests. No one was placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list.