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Chiefs | Two cornerbacks on the bubble

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:17:44 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs CB DeMarcus Van Dyke will have to show he can handle man-press coverage in order to make the roster, and CB David Van Dyke could be headed for the practice squad as he attempts to make the transition from safety to cornerback.

Rockies | Charlie Blackmon with five knocks

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:15:34 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon went 5-for-5 Saturday, July 12.

Pirates | Gregory Polanco adjusting approach

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:05:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is working with the coaching staff to try to adjust his approach at the plate, according to manager Clint Hurdle. "We're trying to get him back to a solid foundation," said Hurdle. "Stand up tall at the plate, not a big swing, play aggressive pepper -- hit the ball hard where it's pitched. He got away from all that a bit recently."

FANTASY TIP: Polanco has been struggling at the plate lately, but slumps are to be expected when you are dealing with a rookie. Ride out the rough patch if you own Polanco, and consider trying to buy low if you don't. He should bounce back sooner rather than later.

Diamondbacks | Martin Prado snaps streak

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:02:21 -0700

Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Martin Prado went 0-for-4 Saturday, July 12, to snap his 10-game hitting streak.

Braves | Chris Johnson hits two out

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:02:05 -0700

Atlanta Braves 3B Chris Johnson hit two homers and had four RBIs Saturday, July 12.

Cubs | Emilio Bonifacio off to hot start in rehab

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:55:54 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Emilio Bonifacio (oblique) had three hits in four at-bats in his first rehab start with Rookie League Mesa Friday July 11.

Yankees | Chase Whitley to start

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:51:50 -0700

New York Yankees P Chase Whitley will start the final game before the All-Star break Sunday, July 13.

Yankees | Shane Greene dominates

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:48:01 -0700

New York Yankees SP Shane Greene allowed four hits and two walks while fanning nine in 7 1/3 shutout innings to beat the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, July 12.

FANTASY TIP: He was solid in his first start, but that performance came out of nowhere. He's an AL-only add but put him on your mixed league watch lists.

Patriots | Top backup OT job up for grabs

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:32:06 -0700

New England Patriots OT Marcus Cannon and OT Cameron Fleming are expected to vie for the top backup spot at the position this season. OT Nate Solder and OT Sebastian Vollmer are expected to be the starters with OT Chris Martin and OT Jordan Devey likely to be cut.

Twins | Scott Diamond released

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:14:53 -0700

The Minnesota Twins released SP Scott Diamond.

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Astros | Dexter Fowler hoping to return after All-Star break

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:14:43 -0700

Houston Astros OF Dexter Fowler (intercostal) will not be activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 12, and is hoping to return for the team's first series after the All-Star break, which begins Friday, July 18.

Yankees | Brian McCann fouls ball off foot

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:01:13 -0700

New York Yankees C Brian McCann (foot) fouled a ball sharply off his right foot Saturday, July 12. His X-rays were negative, and he hopes to play Sunday, July 13.

FANTASY TIP: McCann is hitting .359 in 39 at-bats since ditching his toe tap in his swing a week ago. The team could give him the day off Sunday before the All-Star break.

Angels | Nick Maronde sent to CLE

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:00:50 -0700

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim sent P Nick Maronde to the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named or cash.

Indians | Nick Maronde acquired

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:52:09 -0700

The Cleveland Indians acquired P Nick Maronde from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a player to be named or cash. 1B Jason Giambi (knee) was moved to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

Seahawks | Bruce Irvin feeling good

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:55:32 -0700

Seattle Seahawks LB Bruce Irvin (hip) said his surgically repaired hip feels 100 times better. Irvin has been rehabbing his hip since undergoing surgery earlier this offseason.

Mariners | James Paxton throws simulated game

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:45:03 -0700

Seattle Mariners SP James Paxton (lat) is throwing a simulated game Saturday, July 12, and is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Single-A Everett next week.

White Sox | Andre Rienzo sent down

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:44:30 -0700

The Chicago White Sox have optioned SP Andre Rienzo to Triple-A Charlotte.

Rangers | Adrian Beltre not on block

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:31:38 -0700

The Texas Rangers have no intentions of trading 3B Adrian Beltre, according to manager Ron Washington.

Rangers | Aaron Poreda sent down

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:22:29 -0700

The Texas Rangers have optioned RP Aaron Poreda to Triple-A Round Rock.

Padres | Jesse Hahn sent down

Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:18:27 -0700

The San Diego Padres optioned SP Jesse Hahn to Triple-A El Paso and recalled INF Jace Peterson.

FANTASY TIP: This was likely only done because of the All-Star break. Hahn has been lights out in his most recent stint with the Friars and should be back after the break. If someone flinches at the move and dumps him, pounce on him.