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Reds | Aroldis Chapman to throw bullpen

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:59:59 -0700

Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (face) will throw another bullpen session Thursday, April 17.

FANTASY TIP: Chapman is expected to return to the team in a month. Stay patient.

Mets | 1B still a revolving door

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:55:38 -0700

New York Mets 1B Lucas Duda is still considered the starter at first base, but 1B Ike Davis has started there once in each series and got the start Wednesday, April 16. 1B Josh Satin has started three games against lefties. Duda is hitting .364 (8-for-22) with a home run and four RBIs in his last five starts, but manager Terry Collins said Davis received the nod Wednesday because of his history at Chase Field and the fact that he wanted to get Davis a start in his hometown.

FANTASY TIP: This is a situation to stay away from unless you're in an NL-only league. Duda is the guy to own if you must have one of the trio.

Mariners | Logan Morrison to DL

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:54:00 -0700

The Seattle Mariners placed OF Logan Morrison (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 16, and recalled SS Nick Franklin from Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. Franklin was hitting .395 with four home runs and 13 RBIs in 11 games with Tacoma.

FANTASY TIP: The M's haven't gotten much production out of their right spot with Morrison, Michael Saunders and Stefen Romero. Perhaps they give Franklin, who saw some time there this spring, a shot. He's worth picking up in AL leagues because of his power and middle infield eligibility.

Bengals | Sign T.J. Conley

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:53:59 -0700

The Cincinnati Bengals signed P T.J. Conley (Browns) Wednesday, April 16. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Rangers | Daniel McCutchen outrighted

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:51:06 -0700

Texas Rangers RP Daniel McCutchen cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday, April 16.

Cowboys | Three prospects visiting

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:48:53 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys are meeting with Oregon WR Josh Huff, Oregon State DE Scott Crichton and West Virginia DE Will Clarke Wednesday, April 16.

Jets | Chris Johnson, Chris Ivory to be tandem

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:48:23 -0700

The New York Jets will use RBs Chris Johnson and Chris Ivory as a tandem this upcoming season and have them split carries. RB Bilal Powell will be the team's No. 3 running back.

Cowboys | Davin Joseph visits

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:41:57 -0700

The Dallas Cowboys met with free-agent OG Davin Joseph (Buccaneers) earlier this week.

Jets | Sign Chris Johnson

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:29:09 -0700

The New York Jets signed RB Chris Johnson (Titans) to a two-year deal Wednesday, April 16. Financial terms were not disclosed.

FANTASY TIP: Johnson has lost a lot in recent seasons, and he's, at best, a weak RB3 for your fantasy squad. Chris Ivory and Bilal Powell will spell Johnson frequently, and Ivory figures to be the short-yardage, goal-line back. With Marty Mornhinweg as the offensive coordinator, Johnson could be used frequently out of the backfield as a pass catcher, making him more valuable in point-per-reception leagues.

49ers | Dan Skuta not expected to need surgery

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:26:57 -0700

San Francisco 49ers LB Dan Skuta (foot) is not expected to need surgery on the foot injury that bothered him during the 2013 season. Skuta met with a foot specialist earlier this offseason and was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis.

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49ers | Brandon Lloyd contract details

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:53 -0700

Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers signed WR Brandon Lloyd to a one-year deal worth $1.005 million. The deal does not include any guaranteed money.

Jets | Keeping tabs on Michael Sam

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:18:09 -0700

The New York Jets are keeping tabs on Missouri DE Michael Sam. The team has spoken to him several times in recent weeks.

Dolphins | Will meet with Aaron Murray

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:12:05 -0700

The Miami Dolphins are scheduled to meet with Georgia QB Aaron Murray Wednesday, April 16.

Chiefs | Meet with Aaron Murray

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:11:34 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs met with Georgia QB Aaron Murray Tuesday, April 15.

Cardinals | Jaime Garcia, Jason Motte making progress

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:06:29 -0700

St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) and RP Jason Motte (elbow) are making progress with their throwing programs. Garcia is facing live batters in batting practice this week and is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring game later this week. Motte is further along after throwing roughly 20 pitches in a spring game Monday, April 14, and he make two more appearances this week. The team hasn't set a date for Motte to begin a rehab assignment.

Falcons | Terrance West to visit

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:05:05 -0700

The Atlanta Falcons are scheduled to visit with Townson RB Terrance West Wednesday, April 23.

Mets | Lucas Duda, Ike Davis unlikely to be demoted

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:04:03 -0700

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said 1Bs Lucas Duda and Ike Davis are unlikely to be sent down to make room on the roster for OF Chris Young (quadriceps) Friday, April 18.

Athletics | Marcus Walden claimed

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:03:43 -0700

The Oakland Athletics claimed RP Marcus Walden off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, April 16, and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Mets | Bartolo Colon expects to make next start

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:01:02 -0700

New York Mets SP Bartolo Colon (back) has been dealing with back spasms but said he will make his next start Saturday, April 19. SP Daisuke Matsuzaka, who will pitch out of the bullpen, can be rotation insurance in case Colon can't go.

FANTASY TIP: Colon's back spasms likely affected him in his rough outing Sunday. Be wary of starting him this weekend until he shows that he can get past it without it affecting his performance.

Cardinals | Joe Kelly injury update

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:55:59 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Joe Kelly (hamstring) left the game early Wednesday, April 16, because of left hamstring tightness.