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Cubs | Felix Doubront rehabbing again

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:27:02 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Felix Doubront (calf) is scheduled to make a final rehab start for Double-A Tennessee Sunday, Aug. 24.

Chiefs | Acquire Kelcie McCray

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:23:47 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs acquired FS Kelcie McCray (Buccaneers) in exchange for OG Rishaw Johnson.

Buccaneers | Acquire Rishaw Johnson

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:14:27 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers acquired OG Rishaw Johnson (Chiefs) Thursday, Aug. 21, in exchange for FS Kelcie McCray.

Colts | Robert Mathis won't play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:09:25 -0700

Indianapolis Colts LB Robert Mathis (undisclosed) will not play in the team's third preseason game, according to head coach Chuck Pagano.

Cubs | Starlin Castro to miss time

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:07:31 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have placed SS Starlin Castro on the bereavement list. The team also recalled 2B Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa.

FANTASY TIP: Castro could miss up to a week while on the bereavement list. The team could consider moving Javier Baez to shortstop and Arismendy Alcantara to second base with Justin Ruggiano and Matt Szczur seeing time in the outfield. Ruggiano and Szczur probably should only be options in NL-only leagues.

Titans | Charlie Whitehurst not expected to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:01:38 -0700

Tennessee Titans QB Charlie Whitehurst (finger) is not expected to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.

Cubs | Edwin Jackson placed on DL

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:58:45 -0700

The Chicago Cubs have placed SP Edwin Jackson (lat) on the 15-day disabled list because of a lat strain. The team also recalled RP Zach Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa.

Steelers | LeGarrette Blount expected to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:49:52 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB LeGarrette Blount is expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Blount will not see any change to his fantasy football status in the immediate future.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell expected to play

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:46:47 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell is expected to play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Bell's arrest is unlikely to have any immediate fantasy football impact. Bell should still be considered a solid RB1 option.

Tigers | No limit for Justin Verlander

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:41:17 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (shoulder) is not expected to be on a pitch count if he starts one of the two games Saturday, Aug. 23, according to manager Brad Ausmus.

FANTASY TIP: The team has not announced that Verlander will start, but it appears like he will pitch Saturday. Owners should get him back into their starting lineups.

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman does some light throwing

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:33:39 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) did some light throwing Thursday, Aug. 21, in order to test his injured hamstring. Zimmerman is still not close to returning and still needs to do some running and hitting before he is ready to return.

FANTASY TIP: There is no definite timetable for Zimmerman's return, but there is a chance he plays again this season. Owners should consider keeping him on their bench or disabled list in case he is able to play again in 2014.

Rangers | Neal Cotts will not be traded

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:56 -0700

The Texas Rangers will not trade RP Neal Cotts after he was claimed off revocable waivers by an undisclosed team.

Diamondbacks | Daniel Hudson could return next month

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:30:07 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) could rejoin the team in September as a relief pitcher if he does not have any setbacks during his rehab assignment. Hudson has been the starter in all of his rehab games so far but will he used out of the bullpen when his rehab assignment moves to Triple-A Reno.

Bengals | Tyler Wilson not practicing

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:25:52 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB Tyler Wilson (head) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Phillies | Expected to pursue Yasmani Tomas

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:18:48 -0700

The Philadelphia Phillies are expected to make a strong push to sign Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas. Tomas is expected to be able to sign with a team at some point this offseason.

Cardinals | Cut Anthony McCloud

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:14:52 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals cut DT Anthony McCloud Thursday, Aug. 21.

Panthers | Tre Boston close

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:13:26 -0700

Carolina Panthers SS Tre Boston (hernia) is moving around well and is expected to return to practice Sunday, Aug. 24, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Indians | David Murphy working out

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:10:49 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF David Murphy (oblique) is taking part in some core exercises, according to manager Terry Francona.

Broncos | Wes Welker not at practice

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:02:07 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

FANTASY TIP: Welker was excused from practice Wednesday as well, so this is probably nothing to be concerned with here. Check back in the next couple days for an update.

Yankees | David Phelps to play catch

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:59:34 -0700

New York Yankees SP David Phelps (elbow) is scheduled to play catch Thursday, Aug. 21, and expects to throw off a mound within the next week. Phelps will be used as a reliever when he rejoins the team.