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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman to be placed on DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:43:32 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring injury. It is not known how long he will be sidelined.

FANTASY TIP: Anthony Rendon likely will move to third base with Danny Espinosa playing most of the time at second base. Owners in deeper mixed leagues should see if Espinosa is available in their leagues, because he should receive regular playing time and produce at the plate.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie may be close to return

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:40:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) may be able to come off the 15-day disabled list in about two weeks.

Blue Jays | Two hitters could be back next week

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (foot) and OF Nolan Reimold (calf) could return to the team at some point next week.

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion could return soon

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:46 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps) could return to the team at some point next week.

FANTASY TIP: Owners in all leagues should put him back in their starting lineups as soon as he comes off the disabled list.

Nationals | Zach Walters called up

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:20 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Zach Walters has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

49ers | Alex Boone will not report on time

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:27:08 -0700

San Francisco 49ers OG Alex Boone will not be reporting to training camp on time, because he is not happy with his current contract situation.

Dolphins | Mike Pouncey could miss first half of season

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:21:46 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (hip) could miss the first eight weeks of the season because of the hip surgery he had this offseason, according to a source. He will be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list at the start of training camp and could stay on the PUP list when the regular season begins.

Bills | Two hospitalized due to cramps

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:21:15 -0700

Buffalo Bills FB Evan Rodriguez (cramps) and TE Chris Gragg (cramps) were hospitalized because of complications from cramps and were getting hydrated, according to head coach Doug Marrone. Rodriguez has been released from the hospital, while Gragg is still in the hospital.

Giants | Trumaine McBride still limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:12:19 -0700

New York Giants CB Trumaine McBride (hip) continues to be limited to individual drills because of a hip injury.

Ravens | Crockett Gillmore misses practice

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:11:48 -0700

Baltimore Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (illness) sat out practice Tuesday, July 22, because of the flu. He is feeling better Wednesday, July 23, and is scheduled to take his conditioning test.

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Chiefs | Josh Mauga signed

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:08:30 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed free-agent LB Josh Mauga (Jets). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Browns | Nick McDonald out 4-6 weeks

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:06:10 -0700

Cleveland Browns C Nick McDonald (wrist) will be sidelined for four to six weeks because of a broken wrist, according to a source. The team knew about the injury before they claimed him off waivers.

49ers | Vernon Davis reports

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:03:02 -0700

San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis has reported to camp Wednesday, July 23, according to an Instagram post from 49ers S C.J. Spillman.

FANTASY TIP: Good news for Davis' fantasy prospects, as contract hurdles won't deter his preparation and status with San Francisco. He is a top-5 fantasy TE.

Jets | Jason Babin signs

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:56:25 -0700

New York Jets signed DE Jason Babin (Jaguars) to a two-year contract, with the second year being a team option. He's expected to serve as a situational pass rusher.

Padres | Outfielders promoted

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:49:32 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Jeff Francoeur is being promoted to the majors from Triple-A El Paso. OF Rymer Liriano was promoted from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso. OF Alex Dickerson was moved up to San Antonio from Single-A Eugene.

FANTASY TIP: Liriano may arrive in the bigs by September because of his growing prospect status and performance on the farm.

White Sox | Jose Abreu back

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:48:10 -0700

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu (back) has returned to the lineup Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Slot him back into active duty where you can.

Royals | Billy Butler sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:25:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler (rest) is receiving the day off Wednesday, July 23. INF Danny Valencia is replacing him as designated hitter.

FANTASY TIP: Deactivate Butler in your daily transactions. Though Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana has been tough this year, Valencia, a platoon tool, could be a sneaky daily play against the southpaw.

Royals | Eric Hosmer returns

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:22:24 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) is back in the lineup Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Hos can be inserted back into fantasy lineups so he can continue his July tear: .424-2-9 in 59 AB.

Indians | Yan Gomes sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:19:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes (rest) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. C Roberto Perez is taking his place, batting eighth.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Gomes from your daily lineups. He merely is getting a spell for this day game. Along with his breakthrough season, he has enjoyed July with a .333-4-11 line in 54 AB.

Indians | Asdrubal Cabrera sitting again

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:17:32 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. INF Jose Ramirez is starting in his place, batting second.

FANTASY TIP: Cabrera will probably rest for at least a few more days if not land on the disabled list. His owners should be preparing for a potentially long absence.