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Yankees | David Robertson throws 'pen

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:10:11 -0700

New York Yankees RP David Robertson (groin) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Thursday, April 17, and said he felt good. He'll pitch in a minor league game Saturday, April 19, and is expected to return from the disabled list Tuesday, April 22.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks sick

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:08:06 -0700

Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (flu, calf) is dealing with the flu and has been sent back to Boston.

FANTASY TIP: This illness could set Middlebrooks back a few days as he tries to return from his calf injury.

Royals | Lorenzo Cain to DL

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:59:56 -0700

The Kansas City Royals placed OF Lorenzo Cain (groin) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, April 17, and recalled SP Justin Marks from Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

FANTASY TIP: Jarrod Dyson should benefit the most with Cain heading to the sidelines, but he could enter into a platoon in center field with Justin Maxwell. Add Dyson in deep mixed leagues and AL-onlys if your outfield depth is hurting.

Red Sox | Shane Victorino beginning rehab assignment this weekend

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:56:55 -0700

Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) will start his rehab assignment Saturday, April 19, likely with Triple-A Pawtucket. He'll play Monday, April 21, Tuesday, April 22, and could return by Thursday, April 24.

FANTASY TIP: Things will get a bit interesting with the outfield alignment when Victorino returns. John Farrell will likely go with Jackie Bradley Jr., Grady Sizemore and Victorino most often if he values defense first. That means Daniel Nava and Jonny Gomes will lose some value.

Padres | Josh Johnson to see doctor Tuesday

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:55:46 -0700

San Diego Padres SP Josh Johnson (forearm) will meet with Dr. James Andrews Tuesday, April 22, according to manager Bud Black. Andrews will check Johnson's ligaments, forearm flexor tendons and the back of his elbow.

FANTASY TIP: Many have likely moved on from Johnson at this point because of his injury history. If you're waiting, you'll have to wait a little longer. There looks like a decent chance he'll have to undergo Tommy John surgery for the second time in his career.

Ravens | Rolando McClain reinstated

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:52:39 -0700

The Baltimore Ravens reinstated LB Rolando McClain from the reserve/retired list Thursday, April 17.

Orioles | Edgmer Escalona to begin long tossing

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:18:41 -0700

Baltimore Orioles RP Edgmer Escalona (shoulder) will start doing some long tossing in the next few days.

Orioles | Nolan Reimold starts baseball activities

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:17:10 -0700

Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) resumed light baseball activities Thursday, April 17, including hitting off a tee.

Orioles | Manny Machado approaching rehab assignment

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:14:13 -0700

Baltimore Orioles 3B Manny Machado (knee) ran the bases again Thursday, April 17, and did well. He will slide for the first time Friday, April 18, and play in an extended spring game Saturday, April 19. He could play in three to five extended spring games before embarking on a rehab assignment.

FANTASY TIP: Machado's return will likely be sometime in early May if he doesn't hit any road blocks in his recovery from offseason knee surgery. Stay patient, but don't expect the pre-injury form of Machado immediately.

Mariners | Ji-Man Choi to restricted list

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:12:54 -0700

The Seattle Mariners placed 1B Ji-Man Choi on the restricted list to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.

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Mariners | Ji-Man Choi suspended

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:58:37 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Ji-Man Choi was suspended 50 games Thursday, April 17, for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.

Jaguars | Dekoda Watson to shift around

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:58:16 -0700

Jacksonville Jaguars LB Dekoda Watson will play strongside linebacker on first and second downs this year, and he'll shift to the leo position on third downs, according to head coach Gus Bradley.

Jaguars | Four released

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:56:23 -0700

The Jacksonville Jaguars released LB Russell Allen, WR Jabin Sambrano and DEs Will Pericak and D'Aundre Reed Thursday, April 17.

NFL | Donovan McNabb arrested

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:53:12 -0700

Former NFL QB Donovan McNabb's mugshot from a January arrest was released Thursday, April 17. He was arrested for an unspecified traffic citation Jan. 6 and has a court date set for May 16.

Phillies | Injury doesn't bother A.J. Burnett

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:47:32 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett (hernia) allowed only three hits in seven shutout innings to beat the Atlanta Braves Thursday, April 17, and he struck out five in the game. Burnett received a cortisone injection Monday, April 14, for an inguinal hernia, and he plans to pitch through it the entire season.

FANTASY TIP: Burnett's outing Thursday eased some of his owner's concerns after he was diagnosed with a hernia several days ago. It won't be all smooth sailing for him this year, but this is a good sign that the injury won't impact him too much.

Phillies | Ryan Howard sits versus lefty

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:45:52 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard was out of the lineup against a left-hander Thursday, April 17. Howard is 3-for-17 with eight strikeouts against southpaws this year.

Red Sox | Mike Napoli in lineup

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:42:55 -0700

Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (finger) is returning to the starting lineup Thursday, April 17.

FANTASY TIP: Napoli is likely still fighting through a bit of soreness in his finger. Put him back in your starting lineup, though.

Brewers | Lyle Overbay to paternity list

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:23:56 -0700

The Milwaukee Brewers placed 1B Lyle Overbay on the paternity list Thursday, April 17, and recalled INF Elian Herrera from the minors in a corresponding move.

Nationals | Doug Fister throws two innings

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:12:37 -0700

Washington Nationals SP Doug Fister (lat) threw two innings in extended spring training Thursday, April 17, and he could return to the rotation in around 20 days, according to manager Matt Williams.

Mets | Take a look at Joel Hanrahan

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:08:26 -0700

The New York Mets attended a showcase by free-agent RP Joel Hanrahan (Red Sox) Thursday, April 17.

FANTASY TIP: The Mets are sticking with Jose Valverde in the closer role, but they don't have many options behind him in case he implodes. Don't forget about Hanrahan, who seems likely to sign with a team if he's fully healthy.