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Athletics | Stephen Vogt limited

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:34:03 -0700

Oakland Athletics C/OF Stephen Vogt (foot) has a foot ailment that is keeping him from catching right now.

FANTASY TIP: Vogt has been a pleasant surprise hitting .361 with four homers and 18 RBIs from the catcher position. His playing time may be affected by Josh Reddick's (knee) return, though.

Indians | Danny Salazar solid

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:33:42 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Danny Salazar allowed a run on six hits and struck out six in five innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: Salazar was very hittable in his recent stint at Triple-A, but he logged 67 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings. It appears you're going to have to put up with high ratios to feast on his strikeouts.

Brewers | Jonathan Lucroy hits two out

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:27:20 -0700

Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy hit two home runs, including a walkoff homer, Tuesday, July 22.

Royals | Mike Moustakas hits two out

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:24:46 -0700

Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas hit two homers Tuesday, July 22. He's hitting .198 with 12 homers and 39 RBIs and continues to be one of the more frustrating fantasy plays.

Cubs | Anthony Rizzo hits two more out

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:23:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: He has hit three in two days and five homers in five days.

Red Sox | Dustin Pedroia in a funk

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:16:28 -0700

Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia is hitless in his last 17 at-bats.

FANTASY TIP: He's hitting just .269 with four homers and 37 RBIs on the season and continues to fight it in the second half.

Phillies | Jimmy Rollins on a tear

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:50:49 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins has five homers and 13 RBIs in his last 10 games.

Giants | Tim Lincecum picks up save

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:50:06 -0700

San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum pitched two-thirds of an inning in the 14th inning to record his first career save Tuesday, July 22.

FANTASY TIP: He threw 21 pitches and probably won't need to be pushed back from his next start.

Chiefs | Jamaal Charles not reporting

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:43:48 -0700

Updating previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles will not report to training camp Wednesday, July 23, barring a major contract breakthrough.

Colts | Vick Ballard passes physical

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:28:03 -0700

Indianapolis Colts RB Vick Ballard (knee) reported to camp and has passed his physical.

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Broncos | Owner stepping aside

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:09:33 -0700

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen is stepping aside from his duties with the team as he deals with Alzheimer's disease.

Patriots | Rob Gronkowski cleared

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:51:21 -0700

New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (knee) has been cleared for contact and will not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform list, according to head coach Bill Belichick.

FANTASY TIP: Gronkowski is expected to be ready for Week 1, and this is a big step in that direction. He makes an upper-echelon TE1.

Bills | Three out, one back

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:32:14 -0700

Buffalo Bills TE Chris Gragg (cramps), FB Evan Rodriguez (cramps) and CB Brandon E. Smith (leg) were out of practice Wednesday, July 23. OT Seantrel Henderson (hip) returned to action.

Chiefs | Justin Houston will report

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:20:33 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs OLB Justin Houston will report to training camp and not hold out.

Giants | Could use three-man rotation at RB

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 05:18:00 -0700

New York Giants RBs Rashad Jennings, David Wilson and Andre Williams could be used in a three-man rotation this season to keep Jennings fresh.

FANTASY TIP: Jennings will be the lead back with Wilson in to change the pace. Williams could be the goal line back. Jennings is a decent RB3 with Wilson an RB4. Williams could be a decent flier as an RB5 with upside in TD-only leagues.

Marlins | Remain interested in Jim Johnson

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:34:31 -0700

The Miami Marlins remain interested in Oakland Athletics RP Jim Johnson, and the sides have discussed Marlins P prospect Adam Conley in a trade.

White Sox | Four contenders on John Danks no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:31:51 -0700

Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is permitted to block a trade to the Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays, among others.

Cardinals | Balked on Boston demands for Jake Peavy

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:29:01 -0700

The Boston Red Sox wanted a prospect back in return for trading SP Jake Peavy to the St. Louis Cardinals, but St. Louis wants to keep its prospects intact and just wanted to take on the extra salary.

Phillies | Nine teams off A.J. Burnett no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:14:59 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP A.J. Burnett would not block a trade to nine teams in Major League Baseball. An earlier post indicated he would be open to a return to the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the other eight teams are the Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Royals, Washington Nationals and St. Louis Cardinals.

Phillies | Cliff Lee has nine teams off no-trade list

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:12:15 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee has the Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, Minnesota Twins, New York Mets, San Diego Padres, Tampa Bay Rays and Washington Nationals as teams where he cannot block a trade.