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Chiefs | Steve Gregory signs

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:23:05 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent SS Steve Gregory (Patriots) Thursday, July 31, to an undisclosed deal.

Yankees | Acquire Martin Prado

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:20:37 -0700

The New York Yankees acquired 3B/OF Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks for C Peter O'Brien.

FANTASY TIP: Prado instantly gains fantasy value and will be a popular AL-only crossover FAAB piece. O'Brien is a fine power prospect who's in the midst of a breakout year in the minors. Watch for him in the next season or two to arrive in the majors, depending on Miguel Montero's future.

Falcons | Pat Angerer not practicing

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:19:43 -0700

Atlanta Falcons LB Pat Angerer (undisclosed) did not practice Thursday, July 31. Angerer left practice Wednesday, July 30, with an undisclosed injury.

Jets | Geno Smith protecting ball better

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:42 -0700

New York Jets QB Geno Smith has fixed his turnover problems so far this offseason, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.

FANTASY TIP: It's one thing to lessen turnovers in the offseason, it's completely different making sure that carries over into the regular season. Smith is still a backup fantasy quarterback and should be drafted as such.

Mariners | Acquire Austin Jackson

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:09:36 -0700

The Seattle Mariners acquired OF Austin Jackson from the Detroit Tigers, as part of a three-way deal involving SP David Price and SP Drew Smyly.. The Mariners are sending SS Nick Franklin to the Tampa Bay Rays in the deal.

FANTASY TIP: Jackson's fantasy stock takes a bit of a hit, but he has been scorching hot in July. Hopefully, the relocation won't interfere with his recent surge. Rajai Davis will take over the center field job in Detroit, which increases his fantasy value significantly. The already crowded Mariners outfield adds another body. James Jones' playing time and fantasy value will take the biggest hit.

Steelers | Ramon Foster reports to camp

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:57:14 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers OG Ramon Foster reported to training camp Wednesday, July 30, after missing the first four days because of a personal issue.

Steelers | Rob Blanchflower out at least one week

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:55:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers TE Rob Blanchflower (ankle) is expected to miss at least one week because of a high ankle sprain.

Giants | Robert Ayers dealing with ankle issue

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:49:42 -0700

New York Giants DE Robert Ayers (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in practice Thursday, July 31.

Yankees | Stephen Drew acquired

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:45:27 -0700

The New York Yankees acquired SS Stephen Drew from the Boston Red Sox Thursday, July 31, in exchange for 2B Kelly Johnson.

FANTASY TIP: Drew is an interesting acquisition. He can spell Derek Jeter down the stretch and could presumably play some second base with Brian Roberts tiring in the second half. His playing time will likely be frustrating for owners, however. Drew is primarily an AL-only asset at this point.

Tigers | Acquire David Price

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:44:59 -0700

The Detroit Tigers have acquired SP David Price from the Tampa Bay Rays for SP Drew Smyly, as part of a three-way deal involving the Seattle Mariners.

FANTASY TIP: Price's relocation to one of baseball's top offensive teams is an upgrade to his fantasy stock. The opposite applies to Smyly, although the Rays have been on a tear lately. Smyly remains a low-end pitcher in mixed formats.

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Patriots | Ryan Wendell works at center

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:43:54 -0700

New England Patriots C Ryan Wendell worked at center with the first-team offense during practice Thursday, July 31, because C Bryan Stork (leg) did not participate in practice.

Steelers | Le'Veon Bell taking part in practice

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:43:08 -0700

Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) is participating in practice Thursday, July 31.

Giants | Bennett Jackson to undergo further tests

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:41:02 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Giants CB Bennett Jackson (ankle) has been sent for X-rays on his ankle. The team is hoping the injury is just a sprain.

Indians | Austin Adams coming up

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:37:54 -0700

Cleveland Indians RP Austin Adams will be recalled from the minors Thursday, July 31.

Giants | Will Beatty exits early

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:36:54 -0700

New York Giants OT William Beatty (undisclosed) left practice early Thursday, July 31.

Orioles | Preston Guilmet going down

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:36:21 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Preston Guilmet will be sent to the minors to make room for SP T.J. McFarland.

Rays | David Price trade imminent?

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:35:59 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price could be involved in a three-team trade as the deadline approaches, according to sources.

Red Sox | Anthony Ranaudo starting Friday

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:33:44 -0700

Boston Red Sox SP Anthony Ranaudo will start Friday, August 1, against the New York Yankees.

FANTASY TIP: Ranaudo has been lights out for Triple-A Pawtucket and enters the mixed league conversation, especially if he pitches well tomorrow. AL-only owners should rush to the waiver wire to add Ranaudo.

Chiefs | Eric Berry expected to be fine

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:33:33 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs SS Eric Berry (ankle) is expected to be fine and left practice early for precautionary reasons.

Jets | No decision on starting QB for preseason game

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:31:15 -0700

The New York Jets have not decided who will be the starting quarterback for their first preseason game, according to offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg.