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Redskins | Blake Clingan waived

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:16:36 -0700

The Washington Redskins placed P Blake Clingan on no-recall waivers Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Raiders | Waive Jeremy Deering

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:13:02 -0700

The Oakland Raiders placed DB Jeremy Deering (undisclosed) on no-recall waivers with a waived/injured designation Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Cardinals | Sign Isaac Sopoaga

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:05:48 -0700

The Arizona Cardinals signed DT Isaac Sopoaga (Patriots) Wednesday, Aug. 20, per a league source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

49ers | Frank Gore not thinking about extension

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:01:25 -0700

San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore said he is playing for a Super Bowl in 2014 and is not thinking about a contract extension. "This year I'm playing for a Super Bowl. I'm not even thinking about an extension," Gore said.

Tigers | Buck Farmer to be recalled

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:57:43 -0700

The Detroit Tigers will recall SP Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo in order to him to start one of the games of a doubleheader Saturday, Aug. 23.

Buccaneers | Claim Edwan Coughman

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:54:22 -0700

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed OT Edwan Coughman off waivers from the Buffalo Bills Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Pirates | Neil Walker not in lineup

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:51:53 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because he is getting a day off to rest his back.

FANTASY TIP: Walker is playing through the back injury, but likely will be getting more days off to allow the back to rest. Owners will need to check the lineup each day until he is completely recovered from the injury.

Giants | Buster Posey sitting out

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:48:19 -0700

San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: Posey is probably receiving a day off and should be back in the starting lineup for the next game. Owners in daily leagues should take Posey out of their lineups.

Broncos | Jordan Norwood suffers torn ACL

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:44:37 -0700

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Jordan Norwood (knee) suffered a torn acute cruciate ligament in practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Red Sox | Alex Hassan recalled

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:44:23 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have recalled OF Alex Hassan from Triple-A Pawtucket. The team also optioned RP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks injury update

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:42:25 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of a hamstring injury. Middlebrooks is considered day-to-day at this point.

Red Sox | Mike Napoli dealing with injury

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:35:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of back spasms.

FANTASY TIP: Napoli will probably be considered day-to-day at this point. Owners should take him out of the lineup until he is healthy enough to return.

Buccaneers | Mike Jenkins to miss preseason game

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:34:33 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) will not play in the team's preseason game Aug. 23, due to a hamstring injury.

Indians | Nick Swisher undergoes surgery

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:28:53 -0700

Cleveland Indians 1B Nick Swisher (knees) underwent arthroscopic surgery on both of his knees Wednesday, Aug. 20. He is expected to be sidelined for eight to 10 weeks.

Rams | Isaiah Pead waived

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:23:27 -0700

The St. Louis Rams waived RB Isaiah Pead (knee) with a waived/injured designation Wednesday, Aug. 20. Pead will revert back to the roster if he clears waivers.

Buccaneers | Adrian Clayborn receives praise

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:18:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Adrian Clayborn received praise from head coach Lovie Smith for being a hard worker. Smith said Clayborn has transitioned well to the left side of the line.

Tigers | Justin Verlander expects to start this weekend

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:18:40 -0700

Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a light bullpen session Thursday, Aug. 21, and expects to start in one of the two games Saturday, Aug. 23.

FANTASY TIP: Verlander is coming off a shoulder injury, so it is not known how he will pitch when he rejoins the starting rotation. Owners could consider keeping him out of their lineups until they see him pitch again.

Buccaneers | Alterraun Verner making progress

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:13:56 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is making progress with his hamstring injury, according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Yankees | Masahiro Tanaka throws bullpen session

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:09:54 -0700

New York Yankees SP Masahiro Tanaka (elbow) threw 35 pitches during a bullpen session Wednesday, Aug. 20, and indicated everything feels fine. He threw fastballs, curveballs, changeups and splitters during the session. His next step is expected to be live batting practice then a simulated game.

FANTASY TIP: Tanaka appears to be making good progress in his rehab and could pitch again this season. Owners should continue to hold onto him in case he is able to make a few starts before the end of the season.

Yankees | Carlos Beltran scratched

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:08:34 -0700

The New York Yankees have scratched OF Carlos Beltran (elbow) from the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because Beltran felt something in his elbow while taking a swing Tuesday, Aug. 19. Manager Joe Girardi said he hopes Beltran will only be out a day or two.

FANTASY TIP: Owners will need to monitor the situation to see if Beltran will need to go on the disabled list because of the injury. Beltran should be kept on the bench until there is a better timetable for his return.