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Padres | Several teams in on Ian Kennedy

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:22:20 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Ian Kennedy is drawing interest from the Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates, Miami Marlins and others, according to sources.

Angels | C.J. Wilson ready to go

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:20:28 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (ankle) said his bullpen session was "good" Wednesday, July 30, and he's ready to return from the disabled list. Wilson's spot would come up against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, Aug. 2.

Vikings | Robert Blanton injury update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:18:14 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Robert Blanton (hamstring) left practice Wednesday, July 30, with a hamstring issue.

Astros | Josh Zeid to have surgery on both feet

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:17:29 -0700

Updating a previous item, Houston Astros RP Josh Zeid (feet) will have surgery on both of his feet six weeks apart, which will bring his season to an end. The procedure is called a sesamoidectomy, and it's scheduled to take place on his left foot Wednesday, July 30. The recovery period ideally will be three months. Zeid will be on crutches for a while.

Vikings | Josh Robinson injury update

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:17:03 -0700

Minnesota Vikings CB Josh Robinson (hamstring) left practice Wednesday, July 30, with a hamstring issue.

Astros | Alex Presley improving

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:15:52 -0700

Houston Astros OF Alex Presley (oblique) hit off a tee Wednesday, July 30, and is happy with his progress. He's working at roughly 60 to 70 percent effort while swinging and is getting closer to full speed. He has been out since July 8 with a right oblique strain.

Reds | Interested in Emilio Bonifacio

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:14:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio is drawing interest from the Cincinnati Reds, and he appears likely to be traded soon.

Astros | Chris Carter a late scratch

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:12:01 -0700

Houston Astros OF Chris Carter (illness) was a late scratch to the lineup Wednesday, July 30, because he fell ill hours before game time. He "vomited a couple times" and was given medication. Carter has hit .295 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs this month. OF Robbie Grossman started in right field in his place and homered in the game.

Blue Jays | Unlikely to add position players

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:10:48 -0700

The Toronto Blue Jays aren't expected to add any position players at the trade deadline, according to sources. Toronto is focused on adding pitching.

Orioles | Looking at Neal Cotts

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:06:15 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Neal Cotts is being looked at by the Baltimore Orioles, as the O's look for a relief pitcher at the trade deadline.

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Phillies | Matt Tolbert retires

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:05:44 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies INF Matt Tolbert announced his retirement from baseball Wednesday, July 30.

Bengals | Chris Lewis-Harris suspended two games

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:01:07 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals CB Chris Lewis-Harris was suspended two games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy Wednesday, July 30.

Indians | Shopping Asdrubal Cabrera to two teams

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:55:17 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera has been discussed with the Toronto Blue Jays and San Francisco Giants this week, according to sources. It's unknown if a deal will be able to be agreed upon.

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.