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Indians | Justin Masterson pounded in rehab

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:32:48 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson (knee) allowed five runs, four hits and six walks over 6 2/3 innings in a minor-league rehab outing for Triple-A Columbus Friday, July 25.

FANTASY TIP: The stat line isn't as bad as it looks, as he hit left with the bases loaded and all three runs came in to score. The command issues are what is really striking about the line, as six walks simply will not do. Fantasy owners will want to keep him reserved for his first couple of starts when he returns to the big club, letting him prove his health and show his command is back.

Diamondbacks | Mark Trumbo slumping hard

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:31:51 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks OF Mark Trumbo was hitless in four at-bats Friday, July 25, to extend his slump to 3-for-24. He is now hitting just .191 overall this season.

FANTASY TIP: Trumbo's first season in the desert has been a nightmare, as he has struggled with injuries and inconsistency all season. At this point, he should only be active in deeper NL-only fantasy leagues until he starts to show signs of life at the plate.

Diamondbacks | Wade Miley's win streak snuffed

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:31:09 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed six runs - five earned - and eight hits over five innings in a loss against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 25. Miley had won his previous three outings while posting 19 strikeouts over 20 2/3 innings with a 1.74 ERA.

FANTASY TIP: Miley has been pitching well for fantasy owners lately, and Citizens Bank Ball Park is a bit of a bandbox. Don't let Friday's performance dissuade you from using Miley going forward, as it was a tough park against a lineup which was certainly due.

Cubs | Travis Wood helps himself

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:28:53 -0700

Chicago Cubs SP Travis Wood allowed five runs - two earned - and seven hits with one walk over five innings in a no-decision Friday, July 25, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He recovered after a rocky start, allowing three runs in the first inning.

FANTASY TIP: The good news is that Wood settled down and allowed himself to stay in the game, because he homered in the fourth inning to help his own cause. He remains nothing more than a stopgap NL-only fantasy option in head-to-head. His 7-9 record, 5.06 ERA and 1.53 WHIP does little for rotisserie owners.

Cubs | Edwin Jackson expected to make next start

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:28:24 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson (hand) is expected to make his next scheduled start Tuesday, July 29, against the Colorado Rockies. He left his start Thursday, July 24, due to cramping in his pitching hand.

Cardinals | Shelby Miller set to toe slab Saturday

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:28:00 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller (back) will make the start Saturday, July 26, against the Chicago Cubs, making his first start since July 10 due to a minor back ailment. He was temporarily moved to the bullpen where he worked one inning in his only relief appearance.

Blue Jays | Drew Hutchison struggles when seeing pinstripes

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:27:17 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Drew Hutchison is the probable pitcher for Saturday, July 26, against the New York Yankees. He is 0-3 with a 9.22 ERA in three starts over 13 2/3 innings against the Yankees this season.

FANTASY TIP: If you were contemplating starting Hutchison in daily fantasy Saturday, don't do it. Plus, the Blue Jays have dropped 17 straight road games to the Yankees, and Hutchison hardly has the numbers to suggest that skid is going to end.

Broncos | Brennan Clay injured

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:26:35 -0700

Denver Broncos RB Brennan Clay (thigh) suffered a right thigh bruise during practice Friday, July 25, but it is not considered serious, according to head coach John Fox.

Blue Jays | Ten years and counting for Mark Buehrle

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:25:55 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Mark Buehrle allowed six runs and nine hits over three innings Friday, July 25, against the New York Yankees, his shortest outing since June 6, 2010, when he was a member of the Chicago White Sox. He hasn't beaten the Yankees since 2004, and the Blue Jays have dropped 17 straight road games against the Yankees, a skid which started September 2012. It is the longest losing streak at one opponent since the Tampa Bay Rays lost 18 in a row on the road against the Cleveland Indians from September 2005 to July 2010.

FANTASY TIP: Buehrle started the season 10-1, and was a huge sell-high fantasy candidate. He is now 0-6 with a 4.83 ERA over his past nine starts since his last victory June 1.

NFL | Eric Winston waiting for right opportunity

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:20:49 -0700

Free-agent OT Eric Winston (Cardinals) said he has been contacted by several teams this offseason but is waiting for the right situation to come up. He said he does not need to be guaranteed a starting job but wants to compete for a starting job.

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Ravens | Will Rackley misses practice

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:15:14 -0700

Baltimore Ravens OG Will Rackley (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Friday, July 25.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski will not change play

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:14:40 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) said he will not change the way he plays even though he has dealt with forearm and knee injuries in the past few years.

Texans | David Quessenberry placed on NFI list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:03:25 -0700

Houston Texans OT David Quessenberry (illness) has been placed on the Non-Football Illness list.

Texans | Three placed on Non-Football Injury list

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:01:52 -0700

Houston Texans RB Jonathan Grimes (undisclosed), OG Brandon Brooks (undisclosed) and LB Ricky Sapp (undisclosed) have been placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

Raiders | Maurice Jones-Drew fields punts

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:54:05 -0700

Oakland Raiders RB Maurice Jones-Drew was among the players that worked as punt returners during practice Friday, July 25.

Chargers | Vincent Brown injured

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:40:37 -0700

San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Brown (calf) suffered a calf strain during practice Friday, July 25. The injury is not believed to be serious.

Seahawks | Eric Pinkins out 4-6 weeks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:38 -0700

Seattle Seahawks S Eric Pinkins (foot) will miss four to six weeks because of a Lisfranc injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Seahawks | Eric Pinkins out 4-6 weeks

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:38 -0700

Seattle Seahawks S Eric Pinkins (foot) will miss four to six weeks because of a Lisfranc injury, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

Seahawks | Greg Scruggs limited

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:37:00 -0700

Seattle Seahawks DE Greg Scruggs (knee) was limited during practice Friday, July 25, and it appeared that his surgically repaired knee was bothering him.

Cowboys | Four work as punt returners

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:26:49 -0700

Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar, WR Terrance Williams, WR Devin Street and WR Dwayne Harris fielded punts during practice Friday, July 25.