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Ravens | Bernard Pierce fully cleared

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:23:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said he has been fully cleared following his rotator cuff surgery in the offseason. Pierce also said he is down to 223 pounds.

FANTASY TIP: As previously stated, Pierce will be a nice sleeper option when RB Ray Rice is eventually suspended. The full clearance and lost weight are all positives as training camp begins.

Ravens | Bernard Pierce at practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:19:47 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce practiced Tuesday, July 22. Head coach John Harbaugh is pleased with his medical progression.

FANTASY TIP: If Pierce can get healthy and up to speed during training camp, he'll be a nice sleeper option at running back when RB Ray Rice is inevitably suspended. Keep tabs on Pierce and Rice throughout training camp and preseason.

Falcons | Pat Angerer signing

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:59 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are signing free-agent LB Pat Angerer (Colts), according to a source. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Ravens | Joe Flacco more comfortable

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:12:00 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.

FANTASY TIP: This is promising news heading into training camp, but Flacco has proven that he's not a reliable fantasy quarterback. He's solidly in low-end QB2 territory.

Mariners | Erasmo Ramirez recalled

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:11:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, July 22, to start against the New York Mets.

FANTASY TIP: Ramirez makes an upside low-budget, albeit risky, play in daily games.

Falcons | Jeremy Ebert signs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:08:14 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Jeremy Ebert (Jaguars), according to his agent. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Dodgers | Josh Beckett activated

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:02:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (hip) was officially activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In a corresponding move, RP Paco Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

FANTASY TIP: Giving Beckett a start to prove his health isn't out of the question, if you have the option to strategically sit him.

Bengals | Place Mike Pollak on PUP list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:59:41 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals placed OL Mike Pollak (knee) on the team's physically unable to perform list Tuesday, July 22.

Cubs | Activate Emilio Bonifacio, DFA Darwin Barney

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:54:52 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 22. In a corresponding move, 2B Darwin Barney was designated for assignment.

FANTASY TIP: Bonifacio's speed gives him value in the majority of mixed leagues. However, after a scorching start to the season, he faded tremendously in May. He is a great addition if you need help in the stolen base column, though.

Giants | Jameel McClain injury update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:54:08 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants LB Jameel McClain (foot) was carted off from practice Tuesday, July 22, due to a sore foot. The soreness may have been caused by his shoe, but the team brought him in because the soreness was in the metatarsal area.

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Giants | Two leave early with heat-related issues

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:49:35 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (illness) and OT Brandon Mosley (illness) had "heat-related" issues that caused them to get carted off from practice Tuesday, July 22, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

Rangers | Geovany Soto back to DL

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:48:48 -0700

Texas Rangers C Geovany Soto (groin) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, with a strained right groin. Soto left the game early Monday, July 21, with tightness in the same groin.

FANTASY TIP: If you took a leap of faith on Soto, and cannot stash him in a disabled list slot, he is safe to drop. When healthy, he has marginal value in two-catcher formats and AL-only leagues, so check back for his return.

Athletics | Josh Reddick activated

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:42:28 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (knee) was officially activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, as expected.

FANTASY TIP: Don't be afraid to give Reddick a few games before returning him to your fantasy lineup.

Broncos | Release Joel Dreessen

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:41:43 -0700

The Denver Broncos released TE Joel Dreessen with a failed physical designation Tuesday, July 22.

Dodgers | No Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:37:40 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hand) and OF Yasiel Puig (hand) are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Monitoring Ramirez's status is beginning to become a tedious chore. Both players had X-rays Monday, July 21, and they came back negative, so consider them day-to-day.

Bills | Sign Xavius Boyd

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:36:37 -0700

The Buffalo Bills signed LB Xavius Boyd (Ravens) Tuesday, July 22. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Giants | Interested in Bartolo Colon

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:31:09 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon is a potential trade target of the San Francisco Giants, whom have expressed interest in acquiring Colon, according to a source. The Mets are receptive to trading Colon, too, according to sources.

Mets | Jeremy Hefner pitches three innings

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:29:41 -0700

New York Mets SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) stuck out a batter, allowed one run and two hits in three innings pitched Tuesday, July 22, with the Mets' Gulf Coast League affiliate. It was Hefner's third outing in his rehab stint.

FANTASY TIP: When Hefner's return gets closer, he will be worth a flier in NL-only leagues.

Chargers | Release Larry English

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:22:24 -0700

The San Diego Chargers released LB Larry English Tuesday, July 22.

Ravens | Crockett Gillmore not practicing

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:18:09 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Tuesday, July 22.