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Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio available

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:52:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio will be available to play Wednesday, July 30, but manager Rick Renteria is choosing to keep him out of the lineup until the trade deadline passes.

FANTASY TIP: This is similar to what the Boston Red Sox did today in choosing to skip Jon Lester's start amid trade rumors. Be prepared to be without Bonifacio for maybe another day.

Browns | Sign Jim Leonhard

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:50:27 -0700

The Cleveland Browns signed SS Jim Leonhard (Bills) Wednesday, July 30. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Angels | Kaleb Cowart giving up switch hitting

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:49:30 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Kaleb Cowart will no longer be a switch hitter, and he will only bat from the left side.

Tigers | Eugenio Suarez hopes to return Thursday

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:47:29 -0700

Detroit Tigers SS Eugenio Suarez (back), who is dealing with a stiff back, is hoping to return to the lineup Thursday, July 31.

FANTASY TIP: Make sure Suarez is not in any of your daily lineups.

Royals | Asked about John Lackey

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:44:58 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey was asked about by the Kansas City Royals, but it appears that they are not willing to meet the high asking price.

Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio not in lineup

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:42:55 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio is not in the team's starting lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Bonifacio has been heating up at the plate, which is why he's had trade rumors swirling about his head lately. Perhaps the reason he's out of the lineup is because he's been dealt. Stay tuned.

Rockies | Josh Rutledge available in emergency

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:41:38 -0700

Colorado Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge (illness) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 30, but he'll be available off the bench in an emergency.

Bills | More on Nigel Bradham

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:41:27 -0700

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills LB Nigel Bradham said his one-game suspension stemmed from a marijuana possession charge from August of 2013.

Chargers | Melvin Ingram practicing

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:32:36 -0700

San Diego Chargers LB Melvin Ingram (knee) is participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Chargers | Vincent Brown sits

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:29:06 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) is not participating in practice Wednesday, July 30.

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Vikings | A.C. Leonard leaves practice early

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:25:18 -0700

Minnesota Vikings TE A.C. Leonard (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, July 30.

Vikings | Josh Robinson exits

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:24:34 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson (undisclosed) left practice early Wednesday, July 30.

Rockies | Rob Scahill recalled, Cristian Adames optioned

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:20:00 -0700

Colorado Rockies RP Rob Scahill was recalled from the minors Wednesday, July 30, and INF Cristhian Adames was optioned in a corresponding move.

Twins | Oswaldo Arcia remains out

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:18:13 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (personal) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, July 30.

FANTASY TIP: Arcia is with the team after being with his wife for the birth of his son, but he's receiving another day off. Expect him to return to the lineup tomorrow.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie nearing rehab games?

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:16:13 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) is feeling better after taking batting practice and throwing across the field Wednesday, July 30. He could start playing in rehab games this weekend.

FANTASY TIP: Starting a rehab assignment means Lawrie is getting closer to a return from the DL, but he's still likely a few weeks away from a return to the lineup.

Orioles | Ubaldo Jimenez to make rehab start soon

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:14:31 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) is expected to make a rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk Sunday, Aug. 3, or Monday, Aug. 4.

Colts | Donald Thomas hurt in practice

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:12:32 -0700

Indianapolis Colts OG Donald Thomas (quadriceps) is believed to have suffered a quadriceps injury in practice Wednesday, July 30.

Orioles | Won't trade Kevin Gausman, Dylan Bundy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:11:51 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SPs Kevin Gausman and Dylan Bundy are considered untouchable in trade talks at the deadline, according to multiple sources. It's likely the reason the team hasn't been able to work out a trade for Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester.

FANTASY TIP: We don't blame the O's for not wanting to budge on Gausman or Bundy. If the two can stay healthy, they could form a very formidable top of the rotation for years to come, something that Baltimore hasn't had in quite some time.

Orioles | Interested in Emilio Bonifacio

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:06:30 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio is interesting the Baltimore Orioles at the trade deadline. Bonifacio has a slash line of .279/.318/.373 with 14 doubles, three triples, two home runs and 18 RBIs in 69 games this season. Both sides are engaged in trade discussions.

Athletics | Jason Hammel expected to make next start

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:05:51 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jason Hammel is expected to make his next start, according to manager Bob Melvin. Hammel is 0-4 with a 9.53 ERA since joining the A's.