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Royals | No Lorenzo Cain

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:32:21 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (rest) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22. Manager Ned Yost said he wants Cain to play tomorrow's day game against Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana, who is a left-handed pitcher.

FANTASY TIP: Replace Cain in your daily lineups.

Broncos | Eric Hagg placed on reserve/retired list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:29:26 -0700

The Denver Broncos placed SS Eric Hagg on the reserve/retired list. Hagg recently announced his retirement from professional football.

Royals | Jason Vargas update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:27:14 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Jason Vargas (appendix) is unlikely to start Sunday, July 27, according to manager Ned Yost. Yost said Vargas still feels awkward when he throws.

FANTASY TIP: Vargas has put together a solid season to date, and he appears close to returning. He is a viable option in most leagues, at least in favorable matchups.

Panthers | Billy Boyko waived

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:26:10 -0700

The Carolina Panthers waived LB Billy Boyko for failure to disclose physical condition.

White Sox | No Jose Abreu

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:03 -0700

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu (back) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Jully 22. Abreu has minor stiffness and soreness in his back,but he is expected to play tomorrow and is available to pinch hit Tuesday, according to manager Robin Ventura.

FANTASY TIP: Replace Abreu in your daily lineups and check back for his status for tomorrow's game.

Browns | Claim Nick McDonald

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:21:54 -0700

The Cleveland Browns claimed free-agent C Nick McDonald (Chargers) off waivers.

Giants | Brandon Mosley update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:17:16 -0700

New York Giants OT Brandon Mosley left practice Tuesday, July 22, due to an upset stomach.

Nationals | Bryce Harper back in lineup

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:14:36 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (rest) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22. He is batting sixth. Harper made a pinch hit appearance Monday, July 21, which resulted in a strikeout.

FANTASY TIP: It was a routine day off for Harper Monday, and he is beginning to show signs of breaking out. Get him in your lineups.

Angels | Erick Aybar returns

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:13:50 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (groin) is in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Baltimore Orioles. Aybar is the designated hitter and batting fifth.

FANTASY TIP: Aybar's salary is in the middle of the pack on most daily sites. He hits right-handed pitching better than left, so Miguel Gonzalez is a solid matchup for him. In seasonal leagues, return Aybar to your lineups.

Giants | Odell Beckham Jr. feeling better

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:08:16 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) said his hamstring is feeling a lot better. Beckham Jr. previously said his hamstring was at 85 percent.

FANTASY TIP: The Giant's two main receivers will be WRs Victor Cruz and Rueben Randle this year, but Beckham Jr. could be a surprise. We'll see how he does in training camp and in preseason, but consider him a WR5 for now.

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Diamondbacks | Cody Ross to DL

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:56:12 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross (calf) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, with a left calf strain. In a corresponding move, OF Alfredo Marte was recalled from Triple-A Reno.

FANTASY TIP: Ross has had a disappointing 2014 season, and started only five games in July. There is a chance he'll see even less playing time when he returns.

Phillies | John Mayberry Jr. to DL

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:53:33 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. (wrist) was placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, with left wrist inflammation. In a corresponding move, 1B/OF Darin Ruf was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

FANTASY TIP: Ruf is worth a flier in NL-only formats. He hit 14 home runs in 73 games last season, and he has a nice power pedigree at the minor league level.

Saints | Cheta Ozougwu waived

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:44:23 -0700

The New Orleans Saints have waived LB Cheta Ozougwu with a failed physical designation.

Saints | Sign two

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:40:11 -0700

The New Orleans Saints signed free-agent DE Tyrone Ezell (Texans) and free-agent LB Marcus Thompson (Dolphins). Terms of the deals were undisclosed.

Indians | No Asdrubal Cabrera

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:39:34 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 22, against the Minnesota Twins. Cabrera left the game early Monday, July 21, with back spasms. SS Mike Aviles is starting at shortstop Tuesday.

FANTASY TIP: Continue to check back for updates on Cabrera's back. Aviles' low price tag makes him a sound budget play in daily games.

Indians | Danny Salazar recalled

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:38:52 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar was recalled from Triple-A Columbus Tuesday, July 22, to pitch against the Minnesota Twins. In a corresponding move, RP C.C. Lee was optioned to Columbus.

FANTASY TIP: Salazar's ability to miss bats makes him an intriguing addition in the majority of mixed leagues. However, he has struggled with his command and is a high-risk, high-reward player. Consider Salazar tonight against the Twins in daily games, if he is priced right.

Ravens | Terrence Cody's return unknown

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:33:18 -0700

Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody's (hip) return does not have a set date. Head coach John Harbaugh said he is pleased with Cody's progress, however.

Texans | Sign Chris Coyle

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:31:00 -0700

The Houston Texans signed free-agent TE Chris Coyle. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Texans | Two waived

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:28:25 -0700

The Houston Texans waived FB Brad Smelley and DL Tim Jackson.

Rangers | Nick Martinez activated

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:24:41 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Nick Martinez (back) was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, to start against the New York Yankees.

FANTASY TIP: Owning Martinez outside of AL-only leagues is unadvised.