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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 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 could be a surprise. We'll see how he does in training camp and in preseason, but consider him a WR5 for now.

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 (undisclosed) 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.

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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.

Ravens | Bernard Pierce fully cleared

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:23:17 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) said he has been fully cleared following his rotator cuff surgery in the offseason. Pierce also said he is down to 223 pounds.

FANTASY TIP: As previously stated, Pierce will be a nice sleeper option when RB Ray Rice is eventually suspended. The full clearance and lost weight are all positives as training camp begins.

Ravens | Bernard Pierce at practice

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:19:47 -0700

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) practiced Tuesday, July 22. Head coach John Harbaugh is pleased with his medical progression.

FANTASY TIP: If Pierce can get healthy and up to speed during training camp, he'll be a nice sleeper option at running back when RB Ray Rice is inevitably suspended. Keep tabs on Pierce and Rice throughout training camp and preseason.

Rays | Joel Peralta update

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:19:21 -0700

Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (illness) was officially placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 22. The disabled list stint is retroactive to Sunday, July 13. RP Jeff Beliveau was recalled from Triple-A Durham to replace Peralta on the roster.

Falcons | Pat Angerer signing

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:14:59 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are signing free-agent LB Pat Angerer (Colts), according to a source. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Ravens | Joe Flacco more comfortable

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:12:00 -0700

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco said he's become more comfortable in offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak's offense.

FANTASY TIP: This is promising news heading into training camp, but Flacco has proven that he's not a reliable fantasy quarterback. He's solidly in low-end QB2 territory.

Mariners | Erasmo Ramirez recalled

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:11:18 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP Erasmo Ramirez was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, July 22, to start against the New York Mets.

FANTASY TIP: Ramirez makes an upside low-budget, albeit risky, play in daily games.

Falcons | Jeremy Ebert signs

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:08:14 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons signed free-agent WR Jeremy Ebert (Jaguars), according to his agent. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Dodgers | Josh Beckett activated

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:02:18 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (hip) was officially activated from the disabled list Tuesday, July 22, to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In a corresponding move, RP Paco Rodriguez was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

FANTASY TIP: Giving Beckett a start to prove his health isn't out of the question, if you have the option to strategically sit him.

Bengals | Place Mike Pollak on PUP list

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:59:41 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals placed OL Mike Pollak (knee) on the team's physically unable to perform list Tuesday, July 22.