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Angels | Albert Pujols hits 500th homer

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:41:39 -0700

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols hit his 500th career home run Tuesday, April 22. It was his second home run of the game, and he drove in five runs. Pujols is the third-youngest player to reach the milestone.

FANTASY TIP: He has hit eight homers in his last 13 games. His swing looks better than it has in two years. He's no longer cheating to make up for an injured base trying to catch up to fastballs.

Indians | Carlos Santana still mired in slump

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:38:37 -0700

Cleveland Indians C/3B Carlos Santana is in a 2-for-43 slump after going 0-for-4 Tuesday, April 22.

FANTASY TIP: It appears that mental day off didn't do much the previous day. Santana isn't right. Until he shows signs of his old self, bench him.

Royals | Eric Hosmer with four hits

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:36:36 -0700

Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer had four hits Tuesday, April 22.

FANTASY TIP: He is hitting .311 with no homers and six RBIs. As the weather warms up, Hosmer should hit for more pop.

Indians | Yan Gomes struggling behind plate

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:35:59 -0700

Cleveland Indians C Yan Gomes has made six errors in 18 games after committing three in 85 games last year.

Indians | Danny Salazar with third straight bad start

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:53 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar failed to pitch five innings for the third straight start in his loss to the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, April 22. He allowed four earned runs on seven hits and two walks while fanning six. Salazar said after the game that he thinks he may be tipping his pitches.

FANTASY TIP: Salazar better get it figured out, quickly. His 7.85 ERA and 1.96 WHIP negate his 26 strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings.

Cardinals | Adam Wainwright OK

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:23:31 -0700

Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (knee) passed the strength tests and insisted he'll be fine for his next start. He wasn't favoring his knee after the game.

Dodgers | Dee Gordon cleared

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 05:19:01 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon (head) was cleared of a possible concussion after the game Tuesday, April 22. He hit his head on a player's knee after diving in head-first on a steal attempt.

Reds | Devin Mesoraco on tear since activation

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:13:34 -0700

Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is now batting .541 with 12 RBIs while hitting safely in all 10 games since coming off the disabled list on April 8.

Padres | Shopping Nick Hundley

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:57:41 -0700

The San Diego Padres are entertaining trade offers for C Nick Hundley, who is in the final season of a three-year, $9 million contract.

Jaguars | Will Ta'ufo'ou signs ERFA

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:43:28 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars FB Will Ta'ufo'ou signed his ERFA tender on Tuesday, April 22,

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49ers | Alex Debniak cut

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:41:15 -0700

San Francisco 49ers Alex Debniak (Achilles) was officially released by the team on Tuesday, April 22. Debniak spent the entire season on injured reserve following his May 2013 signing.

Colts | Colt Anderson financials

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:34:48 -0700

Indianapolis Colts S Colt Anderson has signed a minimum-salary deal with the team for one season. $65,000 of the money is guaranteed, likely coming in the form of a signing bonus.

Giants | Josh Freeman financials

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:31:24 -0700

New York Giants QB Josh Freeman signed a minimum-salary deal that only guarantees $55,000 in signing bonuses and $10,000 in workout bonuses. Assuming he plays out the season, Freeman will earn $795,000 and the cap hit for the team will be $635,000.

Texans | Will meet with Jake Matthews

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:28:28 -0700

The Houston Texans will meet with Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews in the next several days, according to sources.

NFL | Kareem Martin to visit three teams

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:24:44 -0700

North Carolina DE Kareem Martin will visit the Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers in the days prior to the NFL Draft.

NFL | Nic Jacobs to visit two teams

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:13:41 -0700

McNeese State TE Nic Jacobs will visit the Arizona Cardinals and San Francisco 49ers before the NFL Draft.

Jets | Met with Logan Thomas

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 23:05:57 -0700

Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas met with the New York Jets on Tuesday, April 22, for a pre-NFL Draft visit.

Rangers | Hector Noesi designated

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:56:44 -0700

The Texas Rangers designated P Hector Noesi for assignment Tuesday, April 22.

Rangers | Shin-Soo Choo avoids DL for now

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:56:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers OF Shin-Soo Choo (ankle) is not headed for the 15-day disabled list for now due to his high ankle sprain. However, he will not play again during the series in Oakland, and will be re-evaluated in Seattle before the series against the Mariners which starts Friday, April 25.

Marlins | Arquimedes Caminero optioned

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 20:55:42 -0700

The Miami Marlins optioned RP Arquimedes Caminero to Triple-A New Orleans Tuesday, April 22.