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Phillies | No Marlon Byrd

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:05:31 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies OF Marlon Byrd is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 29.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Byrd from daily-transaction leagues. He has been the subject of trade rumors, so he could be on the move. Check back for further updates and the fantasy impact, if he is dealt.

Reds | Jay Bruce to bereavement list

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:04:51 -0700

Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce has been placed on the bereavement list Tuesday, July 29. In a corresponding move, RP Curtis Partch was recalled from Tripe-A Louisville.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Bruce from your daily-transaction leagues. Check back for updates on when Bruce is expected to return.

Red Sox | Many teams in on Jon Lester

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:36:30 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester has become a hot trade commodity in recent days, and the Toronto Blue Jays, Seattle Mariners, Milwaukee Brewers, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Dodgers, Baltimore Orioles and Miami Marlins are on his trail.

FANTASY TIP: It's looking more and more likely that Lester will be dealt by the deadline on Thursday. A move probably won't change his fantasy value all that much, though.

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki undergoes medical procedure

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:32:17 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (hip) underwent a medical procedure Monday, July 28, that involved needle therapy in his injured left hip flexor, and he said he'll return to movement activities Wednesday, July 30. The procedure he underwent is called "dry needling," which creates blood flow that helps injuries heal quicker. Tulowitzki could return by mid-August.

FANTASY TIP: Trade rumors are circulating the league's best shortstop, as well, but there are no indications that the Rockies will trade him. Stay patient until Tulo returns next month.

Diamondbacks | Daniel Hudson throws BP

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:22:17 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) threw roughly 25 pitches during a live batting practice session Tuesday, July 29.

Mariners | Dustin Ackley leading off

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:19:32 -0700

Seattle Mariners OF Dustin Ackley is leading off for the first time this year Tuesday, July 29, and the 104th time in his career. The M's have used sixth players in the leadoff spot this season.

Mariners | To work out Rusney Castillo

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:18:36 -0700

Cuban OF Rusney Castillo will work out for the Seattle Mariners Saturday, Aug. 2.

Red Sox | To work out Rusney Castillo

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:16:50 -0700

Cuban OF Rusney Castillo will work out for the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 1.

Blue Jays | Rob Rasmussen optioned

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:16:28 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Rob Rasmussen was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, July 29.

Marlins | Checking on Wade Miley

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:57:39 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley has been checked on by the Miami Marlins and other teams. However, one Diamondbacks official said the club is set on "keeping him."

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Indians | Ready to trade Asdrubal Cabrera, Justin Masterson?

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:43:35 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera and SP Justin Masterson could be traded this week, as the perception around the league is that the team is ready to give them up.

Pirates | Looking for southpaw reliever

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:31:27 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are looking to trade for a left-handed reliever at the trade deadline, according to sources.

Yankees | Not looking at Justin Masterson

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:54:40 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson is not on the radar of the New York Yankees as the trade deadline approaches, although they continue to look for starting pitching upgrades. It's a gamble to trade for Masterson, since he has been on the disabled list with an inflamed right knee and will be making his first start back Friday, Aug. 1, a day after the deadline.

Red Sox | Jon Lester's demands didn't lead to trade talk

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:22:49 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester's agent denied a report that claimed that Lester's representatives told the Red Sox what it would take to sign him, which led the team to consider trading him. The report said Lester was seeking "a competitive offer consistent with the market" and speculated that would be in the range of $22 million to $24 million per year. Lester remains firm on his desire to wait until after the season to discuss a contract extension.

Red Sox | Andres Torres released

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:22:09 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Andres Torres was released Monday, July 28.

Royals | Liam Hendriks optioned

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:19:59 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Liam Hendriks was optioned to the minors Monday, July 28.

Dodgers | Barry Enright signs

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:19:39 -0700

Free-agent SP Barry Enright (Phillies) signed a minor league deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, July 28.

Rangers | Yu Darvish relying more on slider

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:11:37 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish has relied much more on his breaking pitches so far in the second half of the season. In his start against the New York Yankees Monday, July 28, he threw his slider 34 percent of the time. In his start against the Toronto Blue Jays to start the second half, he threw the pitch 35.9 percent of the time.

FANTASY TIP: Darvish didn't have his best stuff against the Yanks Monday, but he still managed to pick up the win and fan eight hitters. That's what aces do: They excel when they don't have their best stuff.

Rangers | Nick Tepesch needs to throw bullpen

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:10:30 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (knee) will need to throw a bullpen session before he will be cleared to make his next start against the Cleveland Indians Friday, Aug. 1.

Yankees | Mark Teixeira feeling better

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:04:33 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (lat) made a pinch-hitting appearance in the eighth inning Monday, July 28, and was then lifted for a pinch runner. He took grounders and batting practice before the game with hopes of returning to the lineup Tuesday, July 29. He said the back spasms that have bothered him are gone. "I feel better now than I've felt in over a month," he said.

FANTASY TIP: It looks like Teixeira will be able to avoid the disabled list now. Make sure you check the Yankees' starting lineup tonight before putting him back into your starting lineup.

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