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Royals | Liam Hendriks acquired

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:46:38 -0700

The Kansas City Royals acquired SP Liam Hendriks from the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, July 28, according to a source. It's unknown what the Blue Jays received in return.

Mets | Daisuke Matsuzaka's injury not serious

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:43:40 -0700

New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka's (elbow) right elbow injury is not considered serious, and he should resume throwing a ball in three or four days, according to manager Terry Collins. The anti-inflammatory medication given to Matsuzaka has limited the swelling in his arm. He can return from the disabled list Aug. 9.

Packers | Mike Neal loses weight

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:42:06 -0700

Green Bay Packers LB Mike Neal lost weight this offseason and is down to 263 pounds, which is close to the ideal weight for an outside linebacker in defensive coordinator Dom Capers' system. Neal went from 305 pounds to 275 pounds last offseason.

Diamondbacks | Scouted Rusney Castillo

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:41:03 -0700

Cuban OF Rusney Castillo was scouted by an Arizona Diamondbacks scout over the weekend, but the Diamondbacks don't appear to be very interested.

Dodgers | To pay money owed to Darwin Barney

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:39:44 -0700

The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay $500,000 of the money owed to 2B Darwin Barney after trading for him with the Chicago Cubs.

Japanese League | Nick Evans headed overseas

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:39:17 -0700

Free-agent 1B Nick Evans (Diamondbacks) will sign in the Japanese League, and he leaves Tuesday, July 29.

Rams | Jamaine Sherman cleared waivers, placed on IR

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:33:21 -0700

St. Louis Rams WR Jamaine Sherman (hamstring) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, July 28.

Chiefs | Rokevious Watkins placed on NFI

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:29:27 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OG Rokevious Watkins (back) cleared waivers and was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list Monday, July 28.

Athletics | Coco Crisp having MRI

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:26:59 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (neck) is undergoing an MRI exam on his neck Monday, July 28.

FANTASY TIP: The Billy Burns promotion obviously doesn't look good for the chances of Crisp returning anytime soon, and he could land on the disabled list soon. Prepare for a lengthy absence.

Athletics | Billy Burns to start against lefties

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:24:57 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Billy Burns will likely start in center field against left-handed hitters, with OF Yoenis Cespedes playing there the rest of the time, according to manager Bob Melvin.

FANTASY TIP: Burns will make his first career start Wednesday with the team facing a left-hander. Jump on the Burns train immediately in AL-only and deep mixed leagues if you're searching for stolen bases.

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Lions | Two making progress

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:22:32 -0700

Detroit Lions WR T.J. Jones (shoulder) and DE Ziggy Ansah (shoulder) are making progress in his rehab, but there are timetables for their returns, according to head coach Jim Caldwell. Both players are on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

Texans | Quentin Groves officially added

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:20:46 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans signed LB Quentin Groves (Browns) to an undisclosed contract Monday, July 28.

NFL | Several clear waivers

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:17:29 -0700

DE Jamil Merrell (Bears), OT Curtis Feigt (Bengals) and DeWayne Cherrington (Seahawks) all cleared waivers Monday, July 28, and are free to sign with any team. DB De'Quan Menzie (Panthers) also cleared waivers but has opted to retire from the NFL.

Texans | Anthony Dima waived

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:11:04 -0700

The Houston Texans waived OT Anthony Dima with a no-recall/left squad designation Monday, July 28.

Eagles | Two sit out practice

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:10:22 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk (undisclosed) and OG Julian Vandervelde (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, July 28.

Mets | Eric Campbell could play OF

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:07:54 -0700

New York Mets 3B Eric Campbell could play some outfield, according to manager Terry Collins.

Mets | Holding off decision on Jacob deGrom

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:06:59 -0700

New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom won't be skipped to limit his innings just yet, as he allowed one run in 13 1/3 innings in road starts against the Seattle Mariners and Milwaukee Brewers last week. General manager Sandy Alderson previously said the team would like to hold deGrom to 185 innings for the year, and he currently is 59 2/3 innings short of that mark. The Mets could either shut deGrom down when he reaches his innings limit or find a rotation turn later in the year to skip him.

FANTASY TIP: deGrom is probably a hot commodity now if he's available on any waiver wires. If you already owned him, now might be the time to see if anyone will take him off your hands.

Lions | Kalonji Kashama cut

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:59:57 -0700

The Detroit Lions have released DE Kalonji Kashama.

Mariners | Calling on Jon Lester

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:56:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has received trade calls from the Seattle Mariners, according to sources. Lester would cost less to acquire than Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price, and Lester is a native of Tacoma, Wa.

Padres | Jason Lane shines in first start

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:53:31 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Jason Lane tossed six scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves Monday, July 28, before allowing two runs in a loss. Lane gave up six hits and struck out two while not walking any hitters. He became a full-time pitcher in 2012 after previously being an outfielder.

FANTASY TIP: Lane's start was a spot start for the ailing Ian Kennedy (oblique). Don't expect Lane to stick around for long, and he's not worth a roster spot in any leagues.