MRI for Steve Pearce shows no oblique issue
Pearce's MRI showed good news, in that he did not suffer an oblique or intercostals strain, which would likely cost him more time. He is not in the lineup for Saturday's game, but appears to be day to day at this point.
Report: Astros claim Samuel Deduno on outright waivers
Deduno was placed on outright waivers and will report to the Astros in the coming days, according to the report. He has pitched mostly out of the bullpen for the Twins this season, posting a 4.60 ERA in 92 innings of work.
Desmond Jennings sidelined for second straight by knee injury
Jeff Locke sent down; should be back shortly
Locke has been a consistent part of the team's rotation since June, and should continue to be so moving forward. He will almost certainly be brought back to the majors when rosters expand in a few days, though it is not clear if this impacts his scheduled start Tuesday against the Cardinals.
Brent Morel gets the call Saturday
Morel spent the minimum 10 days in the minors prior to his recall, and should be able to spend the remainder of the season in the majors with rosters expanding in a few days. He has hit just .143/.182/.190 in 21 at-bats in the majors this season.
Foot injury forced Pedro Alvarez to miss third straight
Alvarez has been out since Tuesday, as the injury has now cost him three games.
Travis Snider still out Saturday
Anthony Rizzo to sit out Cardinals series
Rizzo has not played since injuring his back Tuesday, and will hope to take a few more days off to help it heal. The Cubs' next series begins Monday against the Brewers, and he will be looking to return to action then.
Zac Rosscup added as 26th man
Rosscup has appeared in 10 games for the Cubs this season, allowing six runs in 8 1/3 innings.
Jayson Nix activated, Christian Colon sent to Double-A
Colon has been productive since joining the Royals, though playing time hasn't been consistent. He is hitting .302/.348/.442 in 43 at-bats, and should return to the team when rosters expand.
Fantasy Baseball Today -- at least the live version -- winds down with some thoughts on Carlos Carrasco, Shane Greene, Hector Rondon and Jorge Soler.
Drew Pomeranz was just a spot starter Wednesday, but he has a chance to be so much more in 2015. Scott White discusses him and other players who could see a big boost in value next year.
Nobody is hotter than Rondon these days and the Cubs are winning games - just food for thought
Joey Votto's underwhelming 2014 season might lead owners in keeper leagues to leave him behind, but that could be a costly mistake.
After a spectacular start to the 2014 season, the Giants' veteran is suddenly a very different -- and less appealing -- Fantasy option.
August 28, 2014
Fantasy Baseball Today: News & Notes (8/28) (8:52)