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Tigers | Looking for bullpen help

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:42 -0700

The Detroit Tigers inquired about the availability of Arizona Diamondbacks RP Brad Ziegler, but the team seems inclined to keep him, according to a source.

Reds | Joey Votto receives PRP injection

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:08:08 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (quadriceps) received the second of two rounds of platelet-rich plasma injections Monday, July 21, in an attempt to help him heal from a distal strain of his left quadriceps. "That is a part of his recovery," manager Bryan Price said. "There's a couple of days of...I don't want to say total inactivity, but resting it and not doing a lot of on the knee and then returning to his rehab protocol. It's a good thing, because it's a part of his recovery that we think is going to be very effective."

Reds | Brandon Phillips making progress

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:07:39 -0700

Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (thumb) started working out in Cincinnati Monday, July 21, taking a step forward in his recovery. "He was able to throw. Obviously, he was not able to catch the ball," manager Bryan Price said. "And he's doing some movement with his hand a lot more comfortably. It's still on schedule but still a ways away."

FANTASY TIP: Phillips was expected to miss a minimum of six weeks, and he has only been sidelined 10 days, so he will be on the mend at least another month before he nears a return to game action.

Marlins | Henderson Alvarez good to go

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:07:10 -0700

Updating a previous report, Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez (shin) had recovered nicely, manager Mike Redmond said Monday, July 21, and should be good to make his next scheduled start Thursday, July 24, against the Houston Astros.

Marlins | Trading Steve Cishek might send wrong message

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:40 -0700

Miami Marlins CL Steve Cishek's name has been bandied about in plenty of trade rumors, but a major league source indicates a deal of Cishek, especially for a slew of prospects, might send the wrong message to OF Giancarlo Stanton. The All-Star has made it known he wants to see the team start showing franchise stability and a commitment to winning. Cishek is making $3.8 million this season, and could make even more next season through salary arbitration.

Diamondbacks | Want to keep Brad Ziegler

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:04 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have inquired as to the availability of Arizona Diamondbacks Brad Ziegler, but the Diamondbacks seem inclined to keep him, sources said Monday, July 21.

Braves | Interested in Andrew Miller

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:05:35 -0700

The Atlanta Braves are most interested in Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Miller, but Boston might not deal him as long as they think they have a decent playoff chance.

Athletics | Josh Reddick expected back Tuesday

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:05:01 -0700

Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (knee) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, July 22, manager Bob Melvin indicated Monday, July 21.

FANTASY TIP: The team has already made a corresponding move to clear a roster spot, so Reddick will return barring any last-minute setback. Fantasy owners will want to see him prove his health in one full game before plugging him back into the active lineup.

Athletics | Andy Parrino optioned out

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:04:39 -0700

The Oakland Athletics optioned 2B Andy Parrino to Triple-A Sacramento Monday, July 21.

Bills | Bryce Brown looking good

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:59:47 -0700

Buffalo Bills RB Bryce Brown has routinely reached the second level when running the ball in camp, according to's Mike Rodak.

FANTASY TIP: Brown's fantasy value is dependent on the health of C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, but if either is forced to miss time during the year, Brown would be worth picking up.

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Bills | Sammy Watkins impresses in camp

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:52:12 -0700

Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins made several big plays in practice Monday, July 21, according to's Mike Rodak. Watkins beat CB Leodis McKelvin deep, hauled in a pass over three defenders and caught a pass in traffic on a crossing pattern.

FANTASY TIP: Watkins is showing why the Bills traded up in the draft to grab him. You should always expect a few bumps in the road with a rookie receiver, but for fantasy purposes, Watkins is a WR3 with upside.

Bills | Brandon E. Smith injured

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:38:13 -0700

Buffalo Bills CB Brandon E. Smith (undisclosed) limped off the field Monday, July 21.

Bills | Darrin Kitchens carted off

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:36:56 -0700

Buffalo Bills LB Darrin Kitchens (undisclosed) was carted off the field following a special teams drill Monday, July 21.

Eagles | Keelan Johnson arrested

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:11:58 -0700

Philadelphia Eagles FS Keelan Johnson was arrested Monday, July 21, in Arizona, according to a report. He is reportedly charged with assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Dodgers | X-rays on Hanley Ramirez, Yasiel Puig

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:02:37 -0700

Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hand) and Yasiel Puig (hand) both underwent X-rays on their injured hands Monday, July 21, and the X-rays on both came back negative.

FANTASY TIP: Both players could miss a few games but it does not appear like either will need to be placed on the disabled list.

Orioles | Bud Norris recalled

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:59:09 -0700

The Baltimore Orioles have recalled SP Bud Norris from Double-A Bowie. The team also optioned C Steve Clevenger to Triple-A Norfolk.

Bengals | Three placed on NFI list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:54:29 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals QB A.J. McCarron (shoulder), WR Marvin Jones (ankle) and CB Onterio McCalebb (knee) have been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Bengals | Seven players placed on PUP list

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:47:19 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OG Clint Boling (knee), LB Marquis Flowers (hamstring), P Kevin Huber (neck), WR Colin Lockett (hamstring), DT Zach Minter (back), DT Devon Still (back) and WR Ryan Whalen (hamstring) have been placed on the Physically Unable to perform list.

Bills | No timetable for Cordy Glenn

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:46:57 -0700

Buffalo Bills OT Cordy Glenn (illness) does not have a timetable for his return at this point, according to head coach Doug Marrone. "I don't know that. It's a medical condition. I'm preparing to go on as if he's not playing, which he's not," Marrone said. "I'm just waiting for the doctors, and I can't speak about the condition because it's something that happened outside of football."

Indians | Justin Masterson to make another rehab start

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:44:29 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (knee) is scheduled to make another rehab start Friday, July 25.