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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.

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.

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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.

Colts | Reggie Wayne cleared for practice

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:09:13 -0700

Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) said he has been medically cleared to practice. He's expected to be limited, though, especially in the near future.

FANTASY TIP: Wayne's recovery will dictate how effective he can be early in the year. Keep him in mind as a WR4 that, with proper healing, could return to every-week lineup consideration as 2014 wears on. His presence will affect the target loads for rebound candidates WR Hakeem Nicks and TE Dwayne Allen (hip).

Jets | Jason Babin visits

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:51:18 -0700

Free-agent DE Jason Babin (Jaguars) visited with the New York Jets Monday, July 21.

Bills | Chris Hairston may be inching ahead

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:47:22 -0700

Buffalo Bills OG Chris Hairston continued to receive first-team repetitions at right guard in the red zone drills Wednesday, July 23. OG Kraig Urbik struggled with first-team the previous day.

Athletics | Stephen Vogt limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:34:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics C/OF Stephen Vogt (foot) has a foot ailment that is keeping him from catching right now.

FANTASY TIP: Vogt has been a pleasant surprise hitting .361 with four homers and 18 RBIs from the catcher position. His playing time may be affected by Josh Reddick's (knee) return, though.

Indians | Danny Salazar solid

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:33:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed a run on six hits and struck out six in five innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Salazar was very hittable in his recent stint at Triple-A, but he logged 67 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings. It appears you're going to have to put up with high ratios to feast on his strikeouts.