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Indians | Michael Bourn able to do some running

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:09:01 -0700

Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) was able to do some running Wednesday, July 23, after being able to hit Tuesday, July 22. He said he wants to start running without pain before returning to the lineup. "I want to get back to running without any pain," Bourn said. "Just stride out into a full sprint as close as I possibly can. The sooner I'll be able to do that, I'll be closer to coming back."

Pirates | Starling Marte not in lineup

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:47:04 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. OF Travis Snider is in left field and hitting second.

FANTASY TIP: He's still presumably suffering from the head injury he incurred over the weekend, though managerial decisions also have cost him playing time of late.

Pirates | Pedro Alvarez sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:45:42 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (knee) is out of the lineup Wednesday, July 23. He left Tuesday, July 22, action because of left knee discomfort. INF/OF Josh Harrison is starting at third base in his place and hitting seventh.

FANTASY TIP: Get him out of your daily lineups and monitor his condition over the next few days.

Phillies | Ryan Howard sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:39:47 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. 1B/OF Darin Ruf if hitting seventh and playing first base.

FANTASY TIP: The Phils are facing San Francisco Giants left-hander Madison Bumgarner, so the newly recalled Ruf is getting platoon duty. He's worth a grab in NL-only and some deep mixed games.

Reds | Zack Cozart still hurting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:35:14 -0700

Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (fingers) was not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 23, because of swollen index and fingers on his right hand, suffered when they were hit by a batted ball on his bunt attempt Tuesday, July 22. INF Ramon Santiago started in his place Wednesday. Cozart is day-to-day.

FANTASY TIP: NL-only players must hang tight.

Blue Jays | Sergio Santos clears waivers

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:27:54 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos cleared waivers and will report to Triple-A Buffalo.

Nationals | Jayson Werth has knee soreness

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:25:57 -0700

Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) is dealing with right knee soreness and won't be in the lineup Wednesday, July 23, according to manager Matt Williams. The Nats are off Thursday, July 24, and Williams thinks it's enough time for Werth to heal.

FANTASY TIP: Given Werth's injury history, prepare for a longer absence. Combined with Ryan Zimmerman's hamstring-fueled DL trip, the Nat's lineup may be suffering a big hit. Nate McLouth would benefit if Werth requires extended inactivity.

Phillies | Phillippe Aumont coming up

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:17:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Phillippe Aumont was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In a corresponding move, RP Jeff Manship was designated for assignment.

Phillies | Carlos Ruiz activated

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:16:13 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (concussion) was activated from the disabled list Wednesday, July 23. In a corresponding move, C Cameron Rupp was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

FANTASY TIP: Put Ruiz back into your two-catcher mixed lineups.

Twins | Kendrys Morales potential trade chip

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:14:52 -0700

Minnesota Twins DH Kendrys Morales might be a piece the club is willing to trade. He's riding a 12-game hit streak but still has only a .599 on-base-plus-slugging percentage.

FANTASY TIP: A change of scenery could do wonders for him over the final two months. Deep leaguers should scoop him up for the chance he lands in a better environment, as well as simply to ride this recent hot streak.

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Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman placed on DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:07:53 -0700

The Washington Nationals have placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because right hamstring strain.

FANTASY TIP: Danny Espinosa likely will become the everyday second baseman and could hold onto that job for a while depending on how long Zimmerman is out. Espinosa could also see extended time at the position if Anthony Rendon plays well at third base and, given Jayson Werth's knee injury, stays there. Espinosa should help owners in deeper leagues looking for a second baseman or middle infield option.

Yankees | Kelly Johnson placed on DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:55:16 -0700

The New York Yankees have placed 3B Kelly Johnson (groin) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin and have recalled P Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The team also designated P Bruce Billings for assignment.

FANTASY TIP: Chase Headley likely will receive most of the playing time while Johnson is out of the lineup and should have value in AL-only and deeper mixed leagues.

Padres | Jeff Francoeur joining team

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:35:12 -0700

The San Diego Padres have selected the contract of OF Jeff Francoeur from Triple-A El Paso.

Mets | Curtis Granderson sitting out

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:34:53 -0700

New York Mets OF Curtis Granderson (illness) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, July 23, because of an illness.

Cardinals | Kevin Siegrist activated

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:30 -0700

The St. Louis Cardinals have activated RP Kevin Siegrist (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned RP Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis.

White Sox | Dayan Viciedo scratched

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:12:41 -0700

Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo (hamstring) has been scratched from the starting lineup Wednesday, July 23, because of tightness in his hamstring.

Brewers | Scooter Gennett to miss some time

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:01:12 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 2B Scooter Gennett (quadriceps) will miss a few days because of a quadriceps injury, according to manager Ron Roenicke.

Brewers | Aramis Ramirez to continue playing career

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:50:21 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez has decided that he will continue his playing career beyond this season. He has a mutual option with the team for $14 million for 2015.

Nationals | Ryan Zimmerman to be placed on DL

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:43:32 -0700

Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a hamstring injury. It is not known how long he will be sidelined.

FANTASY TIP: Anthony Rendon likely will move to third base with Danny Espinosa playing most of the time at second base. Owners in deeper mixed leagues should see if Espinosa is available in their leagues, because he should receive regular playing time and produce at the plate.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie may be close to return

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:40:44 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) may be able to come off the 15-day disabled list in about two weeks.

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