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Royals | Casey Coleman signs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:37:26 -0700

The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent SP Casey Coleman (Cubs) to a minor league deal Wednesday, April 16.

Rays | Doug Mathis signs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:36:20 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays signed free-agent RP Doug Mathis (Rangers) to a minor league deal Wednesday, April 16.

Rangers | Scott Cousins signs

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:34:17 -0700

The Texas Rangers signed free-agent OF Scott Cousins (Red Sox) to a minor league deal Tuesday, April 15.

Cardinals | Carson Palmer would understand drafting QB

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:30:09 -0700

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer said he would understand if the team selects a quarterback during the 2014 NFL Draft, because he knows the team has to think about its future. "If you are in a position to draft the best player on your board, and that's the best position to be in as an organization, and (a quarterback) is the best player on the board, you are not only making your team better by creating competition but you are helping out the future," Palmer said.

Dolphins | Meet with Marqise Lee

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:27:45 -0700

The Miami Dolphins were scheduled to meet with Southern California WR Marqise Lee Tuesday, April 15.

Dolphins | Will meet with two small school prospects

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:26:59 -0700

The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to meet with Georgia State OL Ulrick John and Marist DE Terence Fede.

Rams | Attending Aaron Murray's pro day

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:26:29 -0700

St. Louis Rams director of player personnel Taylor Morton is attending the pro day of Georgia QB Aaron Murray Wednesday, April 16.

Giants | One-year deal for Josh Freeman

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:25:52 -0700

Updating a previous item, the New York Giants agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with QB Josh Freeman. He could receive extra snaps this summer as QB Eli Manning (ankle) recovers from ankle surgery.

FANTASY TIP: Freeman will be competing for the backup QB job this year.

NFL | Deone Bucannon to meet with several teams

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:22:02 -0700

Washington State S Deone Bucannon has been meeting with the Indianapolis Colts and is scheduled to begin a visit with the New England Patriots Wednesday, April 16. Bucannon also has meetings scheduled with the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and New York Giants.

Red Sox | Koji Uehara could be available Thursday

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:12:26 -0700

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell is expecting RP Koji Uehara (shoulder) to be available to pitch Thursday, April 17.

FANTASY TIP: Uehara admitted that his injury at the end of last week was more mental than physical, and he was just being cautious. Get him back in your lineups tomorrow.

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Giants | Josh Freeman agrees to terms

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:10:42 -0700

The New York Giants have agreed to terms with free-agent QB Josh Freeman (Vikings). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

NFL | Michael Sam receiving interest

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:10:15 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Indianapolis Colts, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets have shown the most interest in Missouri DE Michael Sam leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.

Yankees | No timetable for rehab game for Mark Teixeira

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:10:00 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (hamstring) will work out at the team's spring training complex Wednesday, April 16, but manager Joe Girardi is unsure when he'll play in a rehab game.

FANTASY TIP: Teixeira is targeting this Sunday to come off the DL and play for the Yankees, but that seems like a very optimistic date, considering he doesn't have a rehab assignment in sights. Be prepared for him to not be ready when he's eligible to be activated.

Ravens | Rolando McClain fails conditioning test

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:01:24 -0700

Updating previous reports, retired LB Rolando McClain failed his conditioning tests during his workout with the Baltimore Ravens. The test consisted of six timed 150-yard runs.

Red Sox | Mike Napoli day-to-day

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:28 -0700

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said 1B Mike Napoli's (finger) availability is on a day-to-day basis right now after he dislocated the ring finger on his left hand while sliding into second base Tuesday, April 15. Napoli said he can try to play through the soreness.

FANTASY TIP: Keep Napoli on your bench until you see that he's back in the BoSox lineup. That may be a few days, depending on how his finger is feeling.

Redskins | Charles Sims expected to visit

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:59:51 -0700

The Washington Redskins are expected to meet with West Virginia RB Charles Sims Wednesday, April 16.

Giants | Working on deal with Josh Freeman

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:59:22 -0700

The New York Giants are working on a contract with free-agent QB Josh Freeman (Vikings) and an agreement is expected in the next day or two.

Orioles | Evan Meek sick

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:58:46 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Evan Meek (flu) is the latest player on the team to come down with flu-like symptoms, and he wasn't available Tuesday, April 15. His status for the game Wednesday, April 16, is unknown.

Astros | Robbie Grossman, Lucas Harrell sent down

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:51:38 -0700

The Houston Astros optioned OF Robbie Grossman to Triple-A Oklahoma City Tuesday, April 15, and designated SP Lucas Harrell for assignment. Harrell allowed 14 runs in three starts this year.

Dodgers | Clayton Kershaw getting closer

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:49:48 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (back) hit 85 mph with his fastball Tuesday, April 15, and he will attempt to mix in breaking pitches off flat ground Wednesday, April 16, and throw another bullpen session Thursday, April 17. Kershaw could embark on a minor league rehab assignment soon after that. "It feels like we're getting close, but I don't know for sure," Kershaw said. "We're trying to raise the ceiling a little bit every day."

FANTASY TIP: The fact that Kershaw is throwing three straight days is great, but he's still a few weeks away from returning. He'll be a nice addition then when, hopefully, he's back to 100 percent.