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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.

Jaguars | Reach injury settlement with Matt Stankiewitch

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:02:47 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars C Matt Stankiewitch (wrist) was removed from the Reserve/Injured list with an injury settlement designation Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Buccaneers | Michael Johnson returns to practice

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:51 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DE Michael Johnson (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Buccaneers | Major Wright practices

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:53:27 -0700

Tampa Bay Buccaneers SS Major Wright (back) returned to practice Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Rays | Jerry Sands moved to 60-day DL

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:52:15 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have transferred OF Jerry Sands (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

Red Sox | Mike Napoli, Will Middlebrooks sitting

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:48:31 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli and 3B Will Middlebrooks are not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20.

FANTASY TIP: Both players are likely receiving a day off but should be back in the lineup in the next few days. Owners in daily leagues should take them out of the lineups Wednesday.

Colts | Waive Phillip Tanner

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:41:41 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts waived RB Phillip Tanner Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Jets | Place Dexter McDougle on IR

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:36:02 -0700

The New York Jets placed CB Dexter McDougle (knee) on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Pirates | Charlie Morton will try to return in 2014

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:33:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (hernia) has been diagnosed with a sports hernia but will try to return before the end of the season. He said he may undergo surgery this offseason to repair the injury.

Broncos | Jordan Norwood on crutches

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:31:47 -0700

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Jordan Norwood (knee) was on crutches with a heavy brace on his left knee Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Nationals | Anthony Rendon not in lineup

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:28:25 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, Aug. 20, because he is getting the day off. 2B Kevin Frandsen is getting the start at third base.

FANTASY TIP: Owners in daily leagues should get Rendon out of their lineups. Rendon should be back in the starting lineup when the team plays again.

Rays | Wil Myers activated

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:27:04 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays have activated OF Wil Myers (wrist) from the 60-day disabled list. The team also optioned 2B Vincent Belnome to Triple-A Durham.

FANTASY TIP: Myers should play on a regular basis for the rest of the season and should be in the starting lineup in most fantasy leagues.

Dolphins | Mike Pouncey limps off the practice field

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:22:38 -0700

Miami Dolphins C Mike Pouncey (undisclosed) limped off the practice field early Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Eagles | Acquire Cody Parkey

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:13:43 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles acquired PK Cody Parkey (Colts) in exchange for RB David Fluellen Wednesday, Aug. 20.

Colts | Acquire David Fluellen

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:13:09 -0700

The Indianapolis Colts acquired RB David Fluellen (Eagles) in exchange for PK Cody Parkey Wednesday, Aug. 20.