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Seahawks | Eric Pinkins sent to NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:11:57 -0700

Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks S Eric Pinkins (foot) was placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25, after suffering a Lisfranc injury.

Padres | Jedd Gyorko, Yonder Alonso returning soon?

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:02:45 -0700

San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (foot) and 1B Yonder Alonso (wrist) could rejoin the team this weekend during the series against the Atlanta Braves, according to manager Bud Black.

FANTASY TIP: With improved health, Gyorko could provide solid power numbers down the stretch in all formats, especially for a second baseman. Alonso is best suited for deep mixed leagues and NL-only formats. Alonso is also a better fit in OBP formats.

Packers | Two put on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:01:02 -0700

Green Bay Packers DT Letroy Guion (undisclosed) and DE Jerel Worthy (undisclosed) were placed on the Active/Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

Athletics | Alberto Callaspo in Stockton tomorrow

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:32 -0700

Oakland Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo (hamstring) is on track to play a rehab contest for High Single-A Stockton on Saturday, July 26, and manager Bob Melvin said Callaspo could be activated Sunday, July 27, if all goes right.

FANTASY TIP: Callaspo would return to AL-only utility. He's not an ideal deep-mixed MI.

Royals | Eric Hosmer better

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:58:42 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) is feeling "a little better" Friday, July 25, and could return Sunday, July 27, according to manager Ned Yost. He also said if Hosmer isn't at close to full health Sunday, he'll instead come back Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: Sounds like a day-to-day deal that could wind up in a DL stint if Hosmer can't improve. We'll keep you posted.

Panthers | Josh Thomas placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:56:13 -0700

Carolina Panthers CB Josh Thomas (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Friday, July 25.

Packers | Jeff Janis placed on NFI

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:54:14 -0700

Green Bay Packers WR Jeff Janis (undisclosed) was placed on the Non-Football Illness list Friday, July 25.

Pirates | Gaby Sanchez batting cleanup

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:53:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Gaby Sanchez is batting fourth and playing first base Friday, July 25, against the Colorado Rockies.

FANTASY TIP: Sanchez faces lefty Brett Anderson in hitter-friendly Coors Field tonight. It is a favorable matchup given his .274/.346/.493 slash line against left-handed pitchers. Sanchez's low price in daily games makes him a viable option tonight.

Cubs | Anthony Rizzo extends to 10

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo hit a third-inning single Friday, July 25, to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

FANTASY TIP: Fantasy owners who locked up Rizzo in the middle rounds this spring are reaping the rewards of a monster season.

Seahawks | Jared Smith to IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:49 -0700

Seattle Seahawks OG Jared Smith (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Seahawks' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

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Cowboys | Tony Romo to miss workouts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:30 -0700

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) will sit out practice Friday, July 25 as part of a preplanned day off, according to Jason Garrett. Romo is scheduled to take all the first-team reps Saturday, July 26. "We talked about this beforehand with all of our players. Whenever they are coming back, to be mindful of the two-a-days and what they are doing. You are out here for an hour. It doesn't seem like much. It's a walk through situation. But you warm up for that, cool down and get started again in the afternoon," Garrett said. "We just wanted to make sure we are careful on the two-a-days and then the consecutive two-a-days. I think the schedule sets up pretty well for him the next few days. It gives him a chance to get himself settled in. We will keep an eye on him every day."

FANTASY TIP: It is not surprising that the Cowboys would be cautious in training camp With Romo coming off back surgery, especially early in camp. This will be something to keep an eye on, but it does not appear to be something to be concerned about for now.

Panthers | Edmund Kugbila placed on IR

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:47:25 -0700

Carolina Panthers OG Edmund Kugbila (undisclosed) cleared waivers and was placed on the Panthers' Reserve/Injured list Friday, July 25.

Twins | Phil Hughes OK

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:44:39 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Phil Hughes (shin) was sore but "not as bad as he thought he might be" after being hit on the shin by a comebacker Thursday, July 24, according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire believes Hughes will make his next start.

FANTASY TIP: Wait as long as you can before deciding to activate Hughes, but his matchup with the Padres is enticing.

Seahawks | C.J. Davis added

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:43:02 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks signed free-agent OL C.J. Davis (Broncos) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

49ers | Kyle Nelson signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:40:30 -0700

The San Francisco 49ers signed free-agent LS Kyle Nelson (Redskins) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Ty Walker signed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:39:01 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent WR Ty Walker (Packers) to an undisclosed contract Friday, July 25.

Phillies | Ryan Howard endorsed by GM

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:38:18 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard will be the team's first baseman in 2015, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr.

FANTASY TIP: Howard's 2015 fantasy value doesn't look enticing, outside a final-round flier in mixed leagues.

Twins | Kyle Gibson encouraged by session

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:37:18 -0700

Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (back) was pleased with his long-toss session from 120 feet and the 10 to 15 throws he made in the bullpen Friday, July 25. He's hopeful he can return to the rotation Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: The matchup against the Kansas City Royals would be favorable, but he's been living on borrowed statistical time and would probably be rusty. Do you need the stream in a deep mixed league?

Vikings | Matt Hall waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:34:57 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings waived OT Matt Hall (undisclosed) with a no-recall designation Friday, July 25.

Vikings | Joshua Cooper waived

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 14:32:39 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings waived WR Josh Cooper (undisclosed) with a Non-Football Injury designation Friday, July 25.