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Brewers | Khris Davis nursing calf injury

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:33:05 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis (calf) left the game against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Aug. 1, due to a tight left calf.

Nationals | Asdrubal Cabrera hitless in debut

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:28:35 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Asdrubal Cabrera, making the start at second base in his team debut Friday, Aug. 1, against the Philadelphia Phillies, was hitless in four at-bats.

FANTASY TIP: Cabrera is expected to get a majority of the starts at second base down the stretch, and he should gain eligibility there soon in all fantasy formats. It might take a little bit for him to adjust to a new league, but he remains a solid fantasy option in most formats.

Redskins | Jerry Rice Jr. to miss season

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:25:11 -0700

Washington Redskins WR Jerry Rice Jr. (shoulder) will miss the 2014 season because of a torn labrum. He will undergo surgery to repair the injury.

Astros | Jesus Guzman departs early

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:24:27 -0700

Houston Astros 1B Jesus Guzman (back) left the game against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, Aug. 1, due to back spasms.

Bengals | Andrew Whitworth taking his time

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:24:25 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (calf) said he is taking his time with his recovery from a calf injury, because he could miss a longer period of time if he tries to rush back.

Angels | Josh Hamilton leaves game

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:19:48 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (finger) left the game Friday, Aug. 1, against the Tampa Bay Rays due to a left middle finger contusion after being hit by a pitch.

FANTASY TIP: The good news for fantasy owners is that he cracked a home run before departing. He is likely considered day to day.

Bills | Two split time at RG

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:19:44 -0700

Buffalo Bills OGs Kraig Urbik and Cyril Richardson shared reps at right guard with the first-team offense during practice Friday, Aug. 1.

Reds | Aroldis Chapman right back in there

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:18:59 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (hamstring) was called upon when needed Friday, Aug. 1, against the Miami Marlins, closing out the game for his 25th save in 27 chances.

FANTASY TIP: Chapman required medical attention when he aggravated his hamstring in the game Thursday. It appears he is good to go after another solid performance.

Reds | Mat Latos wins near hometown

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:18:36 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos even his record at 3-3 with a win Friday, Aug. 1, against the Miami Marlins, allowing just one run and five hits with four walks and five strikeouts over seven strong innings.

FANTASY TIP: Latos is from a town about 45 minutes north of Miami, so he likely pitched with a little extra something against his hometown team. He has lasted at least six innings in three straight starts, and six of the past seven.

Reds | Brandon Phillips takes grounders

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:17:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) joined the team on the road trip Friday, Aug. 1, against the Miami Marlins. He fielded and took ground balls Thursday, July 31. However, there is no timetable for him to swing a bat. "I don't think he's close, but I don't know what close is whether it's five days or two weeks, I'm not sure," manager Bryan Price said.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners need to be patient until there is a more definitive timetable from the club. Keep him reserved in all leagues until he can officially return and prove his health in at least a full game or two without any setbacks.

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Reds | Jay Bruce has hit in return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:17:02 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce (personal) returned to the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 1, against the Miami Marlins after returning from the bereavement list. He had a single and a run scored in four at-bats.

Reds | Homer Bailey looks to go deep into game again

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:14:32 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey is scheduled to start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the Miami Marlins. He has pitched at least eight innings in three of his past five outings with a 1-1 record and 2.00 ERA during the stretch.

FANTASY TIP: Bailey will face Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi, who is 0-2 with a 9.92 ERA over his past three starts. Bailey might be a nice daily fantasy option on the road against the struggling Eovaldi.

Orioles | Chris Davis makes his return

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:14:00 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis (illness) returned to the lineup Friday, Aug. 1, against the Seattle Mariners. He was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout.

FANTASY TIP: Despite the hitless evening, it appears safe to get Davis back into the active lineup in all fantasy leagues going forward.

Orioles | Nelson Cruz snaps hitless skid

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:13:35 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Nelson Cruz had a double in the fourth inning Friday, Aug. 1, against the Seattle Mariners, snapping a career-high 21 at-bats hitless skid.

Orioles | Ubaldo Jimenez to make rehab start Sunday

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:12:56 -0700

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles SP Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will make a minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk Sunday, Aug. 3. He is then expected to re-join the team for a three-game set beginning Tuesday, Aug. 5, on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners will want to keep Jimenez reserved in all formats until he can officially return from the DL and prove his health in one full start.

Orioles | Wei-Yin Chen dominant again

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:09:22 -0700

Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed just one run, five hits and one walk over 7 1/3 innings Friday, Aug. 1, against the Seattle Mariners while striking out a season-high eight. The Orioles are 18-2 when Chen goes seven or more innings.

FANTASY TIP: Chen has emerged as a must-start fantasy option in all formats this season, as he has 12 victories in 15 decisions and he has a respectable 3.76 ERA. He isn't a huge strikeout guy, but 90 strikeouts and just 21 walks over 124 1/3 innings is not too shabby.

Marlins | Nathan Eovaldi looks to turn it around

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:05:09 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to start Saturday, Aug. 2, against the Cincinnati Reds. He is 0-2 with a 9.92 ERA over his past three outings.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners in daily leagues might want to avoid Eovaldi, and keep an eye on the salary of the opposing pitcher, Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey. The Reds hurler might be a good value on the road.

Marlins | Jarred Cosart loses team debut

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:04:44 -0700

Miami Marlins SP Jarred Cosart made his team debut Friday, Aug. 1, against the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed four runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings in the loss.

Eagles | Riley Cooper's injury not serious

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 20:04:20 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper's (foot) foot injury is not considered serious, and he should be able to return to practice in a few days, according to head coach Chip Kelly.

FANTASY TIP: It appears Cooper should be ready for the start of the regular season if he does not suffer any setbacks. He should be considered a No. 3 or No. 4 wide receiver in most fantasy leagues.

Ravens | Three players sit out practice

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:50:02 -0700

Baltimore Ravens DT Timmy Jernigan (back), LB Daryl Smith (groin) and CB Lardarius Webb (back) did not participate in practice Friday, Aug. 1.