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Mets | Kyle Farnsworth named closer

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:16:11 -0700

The New York Mets named RP Kyle Farnsworth as the team's closer Sunday, April 20.

FANTASY TIP: Farnsworth should be owned in all leagues. Get him into your lineups.

Braves | Craig Kimbrel shaky in latest outing

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:20:32 -0700

Atlanta Braves CL Craig Kimbrel allowed three hits, two runs, one walk and a hit batsman in his return after time off to rest. "That was pretty bad. I was all over the place," Kimbrel said of his 24-pitch performance. "I couldn't get the curveball over at first. Just throwing fastballs over the plate, and when you do that it makes for a tough inning."

Yankees | Ivan Nova has MRI

Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:00:48 -0700

New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (elbow) had a magnetic resonance imaging test on his right elbow. As of late Saturday, April 19, the Yankees were still awaiting the results and a prognosis, which could range from minor inflammation to season-ending surgery.

Rays | Five home runs in one game

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:54:17 -0700

The Tampa Bay Rays hit five home runs on Saturday, April 19, tying a franchise record at Tropicana Field. The team had not hit five homers in a game since 2008.

Twins | Jason Bartlett wants to remain with team

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:44:47 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Jason Bartlett, who recently announced his retirement, has told the team he wants to remain in a coaching capacity. No jobs are available at the moment.

Rangers | Daniel McCutchen accepts assignment

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:41:52 -0700

Updating previous items, Texas Rangers RP Daniel McCutchen accepted his assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. McCutchen had the right to refuse the assignment and elect free agency.

Padres | Near deal with Odrisamer Despaigne

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:38:30 -0700

The San Diego Padres are near a deal with Cuban P Odrisamer Despaigne. The deal is reportedly a minor-league contract with a modest unspecified salary.

Dolphins | Odell Beckham to visit

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:30:02 -0700

The Miami Dolphins plan to bring in LSU WR Odell Beckham with one of their 30 allotted non-local visits.

Lions | Khalil Mack to visit

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:27:35 -0700

Buffalo LB Khalil Mack has a visit scheduled with the Detroit Lions, according to a team source.

Cardinals | Patrick Peterson's option will be picked up

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:25:15 -0700

Updating a previous item, the Arizona Cardinals plan to exercise the option on CB Patrick Peterson no later than Monday, April 21.

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Dolphins | May be last season for Brian Hartline in Miami

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:15:05 -0700

The Miami Dolphins may let WR Brian Hartline walk following the 2014 season if the team succeeds in drafting a receiver in the second round of the NFL Draft. Releasing Hartline would save the team $4 million.

Giants | No decision on Prince Amukamara option

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:12:18 -0700

The New York Giants have not made a decision on CB Prince Amukamara and whether they will pick up his fifth-year option.

Raiders | Matt Schaub expected to start

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:01:07 -0700

Oakland Raiders QB Matt Schaub is expected to be the starting quarterback to open the regular season. The team acquired Schaub to be the franchise quarterback for at least the next two seasons.

Raiders | Darren McFadden expected to start

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:00:25 -0700

If healthy, Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden is expected to be the team's starting tailback with RB Maurice Jones-Drew as his backup.

NFL | Tom Savage declines invitation

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:59:53 -0700

University of Pittsburgh QB Tom Savage was invited to the 2014 NFL Draft in New York, but he has declined the invite. Savage is one of the draft's fastest rising prospects.

Dolphins | Brian Hartline to be ready for mini camp?

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:59:33 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (knee) is expected to be ready for the start of mini camp, according to a source. He suffered a torn posterior cruciate ligament in the 2013 regular season finale.

Dolphins | Brandon Gibson ready for offseason program

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:59:12 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Gibson (knee) is expected to be available for the start of the offseason program, according to a source.

Dolphins | Rishard Matthews pushing for job

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:58:48 -0700

Miami Dolphins WR Armon Binns is currently the team's No. 4 receiver, but the Dolphins have had discussions about WR Rishard Matthews replacing Binns at the spot, according to a source.

Dolphins | Zack Martin viewed as guard

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:58:27 -0700

Many mock drafts have the Miami Dolphins selecting Notre Dame OL Zack Martin with the No. 19 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. However, general manager Dennis Hickey views Martin as a guard and the team wants a right tackle in the first round, according to a source.

Dolphins | High on Ed Stinson

Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:58:05 -0700

The Miami Dolphins are reportedly high on Alabama DE Ed Stinson, who is a tweener-type projected as a mid-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.