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Rangers | Matt Harrison being pushed back

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:32:25 -0700

Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will have his return to the team pushed back thanks to weather delays and weather-related sub-par performance in minor league rehab outings. The team will have Harrison make at least one more rehab start after his next outing Saturday, April 19, with Double-A Frisco. General manager Jon Daniels said Harrison could pitch on both April 24 and April 29 in the minors. He's expected to go six innings or roughly 95 pitches in his next appearance.

FANTASY TIP: We won't see Harrison back in the majors until sometime in May. Back and neck issues have derailed Harrison over the last year-plus, making him more of an unknown commodity when he returns. Keep him on a watch list in deep mixed leagues if he shows signs of his old self upon his return.

Dodgers | Hanley Ramirez sitting

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:29:58 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hand) is out of the lineup Thursday, April 17. Also sitting are OFs Carl Crawford and Andre Ethier.

FANTASY TIP: The good news for Hanley is that the X-rays on his hand were negative after he was hit by a pitch Wednesday night. Check back for updates on his condition. If it's a long-term injury, Dee Gordon or Chone Figgins could lock down the 6.

Seahawks | Visit with Cody Latimer

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:05:03 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks visited with Indiana WR Cody Latimer Tuesday, April 15. Latimer's stock is rising, and he's projected as a late first-round pick or early second-round selection.

Lions | Host John Brown

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:59:57 -0700

The Detroit Lions visited with Pittsburgh State WR John Brown Wednesday, April 16.

Astros | Raul Valdes recalled, Kevin Chapman sent down

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:55:07 -0700

The Houston Astros recalled RP Raul Valdes from Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday, April 17, and optioned RP Kevin Chapman to Oklahoma City in a corresponding move.

Nationals | Quincy Latimore signs

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:54:48 -0700

The Washington Nationals signed free-agent OF Quincy Latimore to a minor league deal Wednesday, April 16.

Yankees | David Robertson to make rehab outing

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:50:21 -0700

New York Yankees RP David Robertson (groin) said he will make a rehab outing with Single-A Tampa Saturday, April 19.

FANTASY TIP: Robertson is eligible to be activated from the DL next Tuesday, and he fully expects to be ready by then. Every indication is that Robertson will be handed the closing duties back immediately by Joe Girardi. Shawn Kelley has done a fine job in his absence, and he'll remain the handcuff to Robertson moving forward.

Red Sox | John Farrell fined for criticizing replay

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:37:00 -0700

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was fined in excess of $1,000 by the commissioner's office Wednesday, April 16, for his comments that were critical of the league's replace system. Farrell said of the replay system following the team's game Sunday, April 13, that "it's hard to have any faith in the system, to be honest with you."

Yankees | Mark Teixeira to begin rehab stint

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:32:52 -0700

New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (hamstring) is scheduled to play three innings in a minor league rehab game Thursday, April 17, and could return from the disabled list as early as Sunday, April 20. Teixeira took a full batting practice at the team's complex in Florida Wednesday, April 16, and ran the bases.

FANTASY TIP: Teixeira's hammy strain was the least severe kind, enabling him to recover rather quickly from it. Still, don't be surprised if the Yankees are extra cautious and wait to bring him back sometime next week.

Phillies | Chase Utley loses hitting streak

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:32:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley went 0-for-4 Wednesday, April 16, to snap his 11-game hitting streak.

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Blue Jays | Jose Reyes on track for Saturday

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:11:53 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (hamstring) is on track to return Saturday, April 19, because the weather on Friday, April 18, isn't expected to be favorable.

FANTASY TIP: Note this for your leagues that allow daily transactions.

Blue Jays | Casey Janssen shut down

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:10:19 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen (back) has been shut down temporarily due to his sore lower back. He's expected to take a few days off from throwing, at minimum.

FANTASY TIP: This gives Sergio Santos at least another week in the interim closer job. At this rate, if Janssen struggles to stay healthy or return to his old form on the field, Santos could serve in the role for even longer.

Eagles | Blake Annen works out

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:39:46 -0700

The Philadelphia Eagles worked out Cincinnati TE Blake Annen recently.

Mariners | Corey Hart in RF

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:31:31 -0700

Seattle Mariners DH/OF Corey Hart is making his first start in right field Thursday, April 17, since July 2012.

Redskins | Arbitrator rules in DeSean Jackson, agent case

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:25:16 -0700

An arbitrator ruled that Washington Redskins WR DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in back loans and fees.

Cowboys | Gabe Jackson visits

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:03:10 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys visited with Mississippi State OG Gabe Jackson earlier this week.

Braves | Evan Gattis sitting

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:56:12 -0700

Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis is out of the lineup Thursday, April 17.

Bengals | Zoltan Mesko works out

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:37:50 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals worked out free-agent P Zoltan Mesko (Bengals) Wednesday, April 16.

Jets | Three to visit

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:33:32 -0700

Louisiana State WR Odell Beckham, Oregon State WR Brandin Cooks and Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard will visit the New York Jets next week.

Cowboys | Cyril Richardson visits

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:30:39 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys visited with Baylor OG Cyril Richardson Wednesday, April 16.