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Nationals | Danny Espinosa back in lineup

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:52 -0700

Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is starting at second base Monday, July 28, because he looked calm at the plate Sunday, July 27.

FANTASY TIP: Espinosa could have plenty of PT with Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) shelved, but the threat of Washington acquiring another keystoner keeps his long-term value in jeopardy. Stay tuned.

Browns | Two activated from NFI list

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:32:08 -0700

The Cleveland Browns activated LB Tank Carder (undisclosed) and TE Gary Barnidge (undisclosed) from the Non-Football Injury list Monday, July 28.

Yankees | Jacoby Ellsbury resting

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:31:13 -0700

Updating a previous report, New York Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury said he's on a scheduled day off Monday, July 28, and he'll return to the lineup Tuesday, July 29.

Browns | Two waived

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:29:41 -0700

The Cleveland Browns waived OT Chris Faulk and K Jake Rogers Monday, July 28.

Jets | Jason Babin financials update

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:23:15 -0700

New York Jets DE Jason Babin will make $1.6 million this year that includes a $1.1 million base salary and a $500,000 roster bonus. He is expected to have a $1.35 million base salary in 2015 with an option bonus of $250,000.

Giants | Mark Asper claimed

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:22:31 -0700

The New York Giants have claimed OG Mark Asper off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. The team also waived OT DeMarcus Love.

Rockies | Troy Tulowitzki unlikely to be dealt

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:22:03 -0700

Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki is unlikely to be traded, despite several teams calling to express interest.

FANTASY TIP: The groin injury and massive contract aren't helping their cause, at least during the season. Expect more action this winter if he stays put.

Brewers | Nick Delmonico suspended

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:19:47 -0700

Milwaukee Brewers 3B Nick Delmonico was suspended for 50 games after testing positive for amphetamines. He was playing for Single-A Brevard County.

Giants | Xavier Grimble meets with doctor

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:19:06 -0700

New York Giants TE Xavier Grimble (hamstring) met with a doctor Monday, July 28, to have his injured hamstring examined.

Athletics | More on Craig Gentry

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:14:57 -0700

Updating a previous item, Oakland Athletics OF Craig Gentry (hand) is dealing with a non-displaced fracture of his hand, and he is hoping to start a rehab assignment in two weeks.

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Dodgers | Receive cash with Darwin Barney

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:12:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Los Angeles Dodgers received cash considerations along with 2B Darwin Barney from the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later.

Blue Jays | Brandon Morrow to return in September

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:12:08 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (finger) is continuing his throwing program in Florida, and manager John Gibbons thinks Morrow can return sometime in September. Morrow may be used as a reliever if the team needs him in that role.

FANTASY TIP: Morrow's return is so far off that he shouldn't be held anywhere besides AL-only leagues. Even if he returns, he may not even be useful in fantasy leagues if he's pitching in relief.

Seahawks | Expected to bring in Terrell Thomas

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:11:05 -0700

The Seattle Seahawks are expected to sign free-agent CB Terrell Thomas (Giants).

Red Sox | Jon Lester, John Lackey attracting interest

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:10:56 -0700

Boston Red Sox SPs Jon Lester and John Lackey are getting "hit hard" in trade talks from contenders, according to sources.

Paders | Chris Denorfia's suitors

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:10:40 -0700

San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia is the subject of trade talks with the Seattle Mariners and Atlanta Braves, who are interested in adding him to their bench.

FANTASY TIP: Denorfia is likely only valuable in single-universe games and daily-game matchups versus southpaws.

Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater to see time with starters

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:09:54 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater will receive playing time with the starting offense during preseason games, according to head coach Mike Zimmer. The team will need that information to decide who will be the starting quarterback for Week 1.

Blue Jays | Brett Lawrie swinging

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:08:37 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (finger) is hitting off a tee and will move to batting practice soon.

FANTASY TIP: Lawrie will need to go on a rehab assignment before he returns to the team.

Chargers | Jeromey Clary taking pay cut

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:02:09 -0700

San Diego Chargers OG Jeromey Clary has reduced his salary from $4.55 million to $1.6 million, giving the Chargers an added $2.95 million in cap space. Clary is on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

Blue Jays | Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind not ready to return

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:00:05 -0700

Toronto Blue Jays 1Bs Edwin Encarnacion (quadriceps) and Adam Lind (foot) are unlikely to be back by the team's current road trip, according to manager John Gibbons. Encarnacion is still resting after a minor setback and Lind is taking light batting practice.

FANTASY TIP: You'll have to stay a bit more patient with both players, but once they're back from the disabled list, you'll need to get them both back into your starting lineups immediately.

Patriots | Claim Tyler Gaffney

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:59:23 -0700

The New England Patriots claimed RB Tyler Gaffney (Panthers) on waivers Monday, July 28.