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Texans | David Hunter signs

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:12:27 -0700

The Houston Texans signed free-agent DT David Hunter (Buccaneers). Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Mariners | Kendrys Morales to report Friday

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:07:29 -0700

Seattle Mariners 1B Kendrys Morales is expected to join his new team Friday, July 25. He was acquired from the Minnesota Twins Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: It's a reminder for those with daily transactions.

Raiders | Kevin Burnett cut

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:05:02 -0700

The Oakland Raiders have cut LB Kevin Burnett.

Mariners | Chris Taylor probably coming up

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:02:36 -0700

The Seattle Mariners are poised to call up SS Chris Taylor from Class AAA Tacoma. He's batting .328 with 5 home runs and 37 RBIs in 75 contests. He may be up with the club as soon as Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Taylor is an immediate add in AL-only games and could enter deep-mixed conversations if he proves himself worthy. Brad Miller has done little to offer resistance to losing his job. Taylor has displayed some power and notable speed at each farm stop.

Raiders | D.J. Hayden out for the start of training camp

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:00:54 -0700

Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (foot) is out for the start of training camp with a stress fracture in his foot.

Phillies | Jonathan Papelbon bounces back

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:53:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon struck out a batter and threw 10 pitches to earn save No. 24 Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: It is good news for Papelbon owners, after he blew a save Tuesday and took the loss Wednesday. Despite his recent struggles, Papelbon's job is safe. Papelbon's name has been involved in trade talks, so joining a new team could alter his value significantly.

Red Sox | David Ortiz update

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:48:49 -0700

Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz (back) felt back spasms when he checked a swing Thursday, July 24. Ortiz was examined after the game.

FANTASY TIP: An initial diagnosis could paint a clearer picture, but for now, consider Ortiz day-to-day.

Giants | Coach getting frustrated with Odell Beckham Jr. injury

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:43:54 -0700

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is getting frustrated with WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) not being on the practice field due to a hamstring injury. "We need to get the guy back out here and get him back on the field," Coughlin said.

Marlins | Jordany Valdespin hitting second

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:40:04 -0700

Miami Marlins 2B Jordany Valdespin is hitting second Thursday, July 24, against the Atlanta Braves.

FANTASY TIP: Valdespin could have some fleeting value in NL-only leagues. He boasts a power-speed combo, but he also has a career .220/.271/.377 slash line in the majors, so keep your expectations in check. He is definitely in play in daily games today, due to his low price and position in the lineup.

Mets | Recall Wilmer Flores

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:39:04 -0700

The New York Mets recalled SS Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis in his place.

FANTASY TIP: Flores and his power could see deep-mixed value with regular playing time, but the flaws in his plate discipline will suppress his upside.

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Giants | No reps for Odell Beckham Jr.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:32:49 -0700

New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring) did not take any reps in practice Thursday July 24, as he continues to rehab from a hamstring injury.

Red Sox | David Ortiz leaves game

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:32:39 -0700

Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz (undisclosed) left the game early Thursday, July 24, after checking a swing. Ortiz appeared to place his hand on his back.

FANTASY TIP: The game was well out of hand, so his exit could be mainly precautionary. With David Price starting against the Red Sox tomorrow, Ortiz could receive an additional rest day. Check back for updates.

Tigers | GM talks trade interests

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:28:29 -0700

Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said acquiring a shortstop and a left-handing-hitting outfielder are not high on the team's priority list Thursday, July 24.

FANTASY TIP: Consider this an endorsement for J.D. Martinez and Eugenio Suarez. Martinez has hit his way into being a viable mixed league option. Suarez is a fringe AL-only starter, at best.

Panthers | More on Jonathan Stewart

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:22:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) is expected to miss one to two weeks as he recovers from a hamstring injury. Stewart will not be placed on the team's Physically Unable to Perform list.

Browns | Sign Edgar Jones

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:20:45 -0700

The Cleveland Browns signed LB Edgar Jones (Cowboys) Thursday, July 24. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Bengals | Andrew Whitworth not practicing

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:12:15 -0700

Cincinnati Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Thursday, July 24.

Braves | No Andrelton Simmons

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:09:19 -0700

Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (undisclosed) is not the starting lineup Thursday, July 24, against the Miami Marlins. SS Ramiro Pena is playing shortstop and hitting eighth.

FANTASY TIP: Remove Simmons from any daily-transaction lineups. He has just three hits since the All-Star break, so it is likely a scheduled rest day to help him refocus.

Twins | Won't send money in Kendrys Morales deal

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:01:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Twins are not sending any money along with 1B Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners, according to a source with direct knowledge. Morales has approximately $4.33 million remaining on his one-year deal.

Twins | Recall Jorge Polanco

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:59:01 -0700

Minnesota Twins SS Jorge Polanco was recalled from Single-A Fort Myers Thursday, July 24.

49ers | Marcus Martin rolls ankle

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:57:55 -0700

San Francisco 49ers C Marcus Martin (ankle) rolled his ankle in football training, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.