Masahiro Tanaka feeling less pain
"He’s improved, but he still feels it, although on a daily basis it decreases," Cashman said. "So that’s good, but it’s not good that he’s still feeling it at this stage. So it’s just day-by-day, week-by-week and we’ll adjust accordingly. It’s too early to call."
Tanaka went on the DL on July 9 with right elbow inflammation and a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. He won't try to throw for two more weeks, manager Joe Girardi said.
Mark Teixeira could be placed on DL
Rangers change course, scratch Nick Tepesch
Texas has not announced Tepesch's replacement.
Joe Panik unable to return for series finale Thursday
Jake Smolinski still out of the lineup
Jon Lester contract talks put off until after the season
"I’m not going to discuss Jon’s situation out of respect for both Jon and (general manager) Ben (Cherington) other than to say that both sides have put further discussion off until after the season. It’s clear that both Jon and our organization would like to see Jon back next year if possible."
Lester, whose deal expires at season's end, said earlier he didn't want his contract talks to become a distraction for the team. He's 10-7 with a 2.50 ERA in 20 starts.
Mark Teixeira remains on the shelf
Jed Lowrie goes deep
Mitch Moreland shifted to 60-day DL
Nate Adcock added to Rangers' 'pen
Adcock got off to a late start this season while recovering from surgery, but had a 2.76 ERA in 16 1/3 innings at Triple-A Round Rock prior to his call-up.
Joakim Soria is reportedly heading to the Tigers in a trade. How does the move affect save potential in your Fantasy league?
When a starting pitcher struggles, it's not always reason for concern, but in Cliff Lee's case, it might be. Scott White and Al Melchior discuss him and other starting pitchers who have them worried.
Danny Salazar rejoins the Indians Tuesday coming off a solid rebound stint in the minors. His absurd Fantasy potential should get him picked up in all leagues where available.
With the Fantasy trade deadline approaching, let's take a look at what players are being dealt the most.
It took a callout on Twitter to open Al Melchior up to the possibility that Michael Brantley's breakthrough is legitimate.
July 22, 2014
Fantasy Baseball Today: News & Notes (7/22) (8:00)