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Phillies | Jimmy Rollins gets night off

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:22:12 -0700

Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins did not play Thursday, April 24, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Manager Ryne Sandberg wanted to get Rollins a day off. 2B Freddy Galvis took his place at short.

Rays | David DeJesus homers for first time

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:12:43 -0700

Tampa Bay Rays OF David DeJesus' two-run homer Thursday, April 24, was his first of the season. He had five RBIs in the Minnesota Twins series after none in his first 14 games.

Twins | Sam Fuld on tear with new team

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 01:02:05 -0700

Minnesota Twins OF Sam Fuld is 5 for 10 in two games with his new team after he was claimed off waivers.

Tigers | Miguel Cabrera breaking out of early slump

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:51:25 -0700

Detroit Tigers 1B Miguel Cabrera had two singles in three at-bats Thursday, April 24, against the Chicago White Sox. Cabrera has been in a slump since the start of the season and has just now shown signs of shaking himself out of it.

Royals | Salvador Perez gets day off

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:19:00 -0700

Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez did not play Thursday, April 24, against the Cleveland Indians. Perez has one hit in his last 26 at-bats.

Royals | Norichika Aoki solid at home, not on road

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:17:43 -0700

Kansas City Royals OF Norichika Aoki is batting .111 (5 for 45) on the road and .441 (15 for 34) at home.

Indians | Corey Kluber posts complete game

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:14:48 -0700

Cleveland Indians SP Corey Kluber pitched a complete game Thursday, April 24, with 11 strikeouts against the Kansas City Royals. Kluber didn't walk a batter and let Cleveland manager Terry Francona give some rest to his bullpen. Kluber is the first Cleveland pitcher with a complete game, 11 strikeouts, no walks and no earned runs since Len Barker's perfect game in 1981.

Royals | Bruce Chen falls to defeat, but job is safe for now

Fri, 25 Apr 2014 00:07:17 -0700

Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen had four strong innings against the Cleveland Indians but was tagged for five runs in the fifth on the way to a 5-1 loss. In his last three appearances, he has yielded 15 runs in 13 innings for a 10.38 ERA. Manager Ned Yost indicated Chen is not in danger of losing his spot in the rotation.

Braves | Clay Schrader signed

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:58:36 -0700

The Atlanta Braves signed RP Clay Schrader to a minor league contract on Thursday, April 24.

Rangers | Darren Oliver joins front office

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:54:10 -0700

The Texas Rangers announced retired P Darren Oliver has joined the front office as a special assistant to general manager Jon Daniels. In his new role, Oliver will work with Daniels and his staff "in a variety of areas with an emphasis on pitching."

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Lions | George Johnson financials

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:48:48 -0700

Updating a previous item, Detroit Lions DE George Johnson gets $730,000 with no guaranteed money as part of his one-year contract. His cap number is $570,000 thanks to the minimum-salary benefit.

Lions | Visited by Kyle Van Noy

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:46:28 -0700

The Detroit Lions hosted former Brigham Young LB Kyle Van Noy on a pre-draft visit Thursday, April 24.

Chiefs | Justin Jackson pays visit

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:38:11 -0700

Wake Forest LB Justin Jackson paid a visit to the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, April 24.

Jets | Working out three Clemson players

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:34:32 -0700

The New York Jets had representatives at Clemson on Thursday, April 24, to work out QB Tajh Boyd, RB Roderick McDowell, and LB Quandon Christian.

NFL | Two Mississippi State players work out

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:30:07 -0700

Mississippi State QB Tyler Russell and S Nickoe Whitley worked out for scouts of the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs.

Packers | Matt Flynn financials

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:16:25 -0700

Updating previous items, Green Bay Packers QB Matt Flynn signed a contract with a base value of about $968,000. That includes a $730,000 base salary, a $75,000 signing bonus, a $25,000 workout bonus, and up to about $138,000 in per-game active roster bonuses. Flynn can also earn another $100,000 via incentives.

Buccaneers | Not picking up Adrian Clayborn option

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 23:14:17 -0700

Updating a previous item, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not picking up the fifth-year option on DE Adrian Clayborn.

Athletics | Yoenis Cespedes expected to miss some games

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:57:39 -0700

Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) suffered a left hamstring injury during the game Thursday, April 24, and likely will miss a few games.

FANTASY TIP: Owners should monitor the situation in case Cespedes needs to go on the disabled list because of the injury. OF Craig Gentry could see more playing time if Cespedes misses an extended period of time and could be a short-term option in AL-only and deeper leagues.

Lions | Unsure if Chris Houston can bounce back

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:37:27 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell said he is not sure if CB Chris Houston will be able to bounce back from his subpar 2013 season when he was bothered by a toe injury. "We'll see. He's a young man and typically they heal pretty quickly, unlike old guys like me. But we anticipate that he'll come along, but we'll have to just wait and see," Caldwell said.

Red Sox | Will Middlebrooks activated

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:20:34 -0700

The Boston Red Sox have activated 3B Will Middlebrooks (calf) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also optioned 3B Brock Holt to Triple-A Pawtucket.