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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:29:48 -0700
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (back) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because of back stiffness but may be available off the bench.
FANTASY TIP: Norris does not appear to be dealing with a serious injury, so he should be back in the lineup in the next few days.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan Slusser |
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:17:43 -0700
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree said he did not feel like himself when he returned from offseason Achilles' tendon surgery last season. "I was fast enough to be on the field," Crabtree said. "But I wasn't me." Crabtree looked like a No. 1 receiver this offseason before he suffered a hamstring injury.
FANTASY TIP: Crabtree is working his way back from the hamstring injury and should be ready for the start of the season. Crabtree probably will be a starter or weekly flex option in most fantasy leagues.
Source: CSNBayArea.com - Matt Maiocco |
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:03:46 -0700
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (knee) is making progress but is not ready to rejoin the team at this point, according to manager Ron Washington. Holland allowed four runs on seven hits in five-plus innings during a rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, Aug. 19. He struck out seven batters and walked three during the game.
Source: MLB.com - T.R. Sullivan |
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:41:00 -0700
The San Francisco Giants have filed a formal protest with MLB regarding their loss to the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Aug. 19, according to a source. The game was stopped in the fifth inning after the field was deemed unplayable because the grounds crew failed to completely cover the infield. The Cubs have also stated they believe the game should have been suspended and completed Wednesday, Aug. 20.
Source: CSNBayArea.com - Andrew Baggarly |