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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.

Blue Jays | Two hitters could be back next week

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38:23 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (foot) and OF Nolan Reimold (calf) could return to the team at some point next week.

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Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion could return soon

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:46 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps) could return to the team at some point next week.

FANTASY TIP: Owners in all leagues should put him back in their starting lineups as soon as he comes off the disabled list.

Nationals | Zach Walters called up

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:35:20 -0700

Washington Nationals SS Zach Walters has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

Padres | Outfielders promoted

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:49:32 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Jeff Francoeur is being promoted to the majors from Triple-A El Paso. OF Rymer Liriano was promoted from Double-A San Antonio to El Paso. OF Alex Dickerson was moved up to San Antonio from Single-A Eugene.

FANTASY TIP: Liriano may arrive in the bigs by September because of his growing prospect status and performance on the farm.

White Sox | Jose Abreu back

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:48:10 -0700

Chicago White Sox 1B Jose Abreu (back) has returned to the lineup Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Slot him back into active duty where you can.

Royals | Billy Butler sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:25:38 -0700

Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler (rest) is receiving the day off Wednesday, July 23. INF Danny Valencia is replacing him as designated hitter.

FANTASY TIP: Deactivate Butler in your daily transactions. Though Chicago White Sox SP Jose Quintana has been tough this year, Valencia, a platoon tool, could be a sneaky daily play against the southpaw.

Royals | Eric Hosmer returns

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:22:24 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (hand) is back in the lineup Wednesday, July 23.

FANTASY TIP: Hos can be inserted back into fantasy lineups so he can continue his July tear: .424-2-9 in 59 AB.

Indians | Yan Gomes sitting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:19:20 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes (rest) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. C Roberto Perez is taking his place, batting eighth.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Gomes from your daily lineups. He merely is getting a spell for this day game. Along with his breakthrough season, he has enjoyed July with a .333-4-11 line in 54 AB.

Indians | Asdrubal Cabrera sitting again

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 08:17:32 -0700

Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is not in the lineup Wednesday, July 23. INF Jose Ramirez is starting in his place, batting second.

FANTASY TIP: Cabrera will probably rest for at least a few more days if not land on the disabled list. His owners should be preparing for a potentially long absence.

Athletics | Stephen Vogt limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:34:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics C/OF Stephen Vogt (foot) has a foot ailment that is keeping him from catching right now.

FANTASY TIP: Vogt has been a pleasant surprise hitting .361 with four homers and 18 RBIs from the catcher position. His playing time may be affected by Josh Reddick's (knee) return, though.

Indians | Danny Salazar solid

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:33:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed a run on six hits and struck out six in five innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Salazar was very hittable in his recent stint at Triple-A, but he logged 67 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings. It appears you're going to have to put up with high ratios to feast on his strikeouts.

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