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  • Jean Segura PHI 2B
    Phillies' Jean Segura: Resumes working out
    3m ago

    Segura has had the pins removed from his broken right index finger, Scott Lauber of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

    Segura is about a month removed from undergoing surgery on his broken finger, and this is the first reported sign of progress. Segura has resumed working out and was able to field some grounders Tuesday, but he still has a ways to go in his recovery and is not expected back until sometime in mid-to-late August.

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  • Jose Miranda MIN 1B
    Twins' Jose Miranda: Poaching starts from Urshela
    4m ago

    Miranda will start at third base and bat seventh in Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Miranda will pick up his third start in a row and has now replaced Gio Urshela at third base on two of those occasions. Now that the Twins have nearly all of their key everyday players back from the injured list, the hot corner looks as though it could represent Miranda's most realistic path to consistent playing time moving forward. Urshela still remains atop the depth chart, but Miranda has outperformed him since the rookie was called up from Triple-A St. Paul on May 30. In the month-plus since that time, Miranda has produced an .824 OPS, a mark 89 points higher than Urshela's.

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  • Kirby Yates ATL RP
    Braves' Kirby Yates: Remains at spring training complex
    7m ago

    Yates (elbow) continues throwing at Atlanta's spring training complex, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    It has been nearly two months since Yates resumed throwing, but Atlanta is not in any hurry to rush him back from the Tommy John surgery he underwent in March of 2021. The expectation remains that he will be ready to rejoin Atlanta at some point in August.

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  • Gio Urshela MIN 3B
    Twins' Gio Urshela: On bench again Tuesday
    8m ago

    Urshela is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Urshela is sitting for the second time in three games and could be in danger of falling into a timeshare at third base with rookie Jose Miranda. After getting off to a rough start to his big-league career upon his initial promotion from Triple-A St. Paul at the start of May, Miranda has shown major improvement in his second stint with the big club. Dating back to his May 30 call-up, Miranda has produced an .824 OPS, while Urshela's sits at .735 over that same span.

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  • Mike Soroka ATL SP
    Braves' Mike Soroka: Making encouraging progress
    11m ago

    Soroka (Achilles) continues throwing at Atlanta's spring training complex, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports.

    It's not exactly clear where Soroka stands in his recovery, but he has been throwing for more than a month, and manager Brian Snitker said Tuesday that he is encouraged by what he has seen. Soroka is not ready for a rehab assignment as of yet, but it seems possible he could be soon.

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  • Ryan Jeffers MIN C
    Twins' Ryan Jeffers: Sits Tuesday
    13m ago

    Jeffers is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox.

    Jeffers returned from a two-game absence due to a right thumb injury to catch nine of the 10 innings of Monday's 6-3 win, so his absence from the lineup a day later isn't a major surprise. Gary Sanchez will step in for Jeffers behind the plate.

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  • Derrick Henry TEN RB
    Titans' Derrick Henry: Top backup TBD
    22m ago

    With D'Onta Foreman having signed with the Panthers, Hassan Haskins and Dontrell Hilliard are in line to compete for RB touches behind Henry, who remains the Titans' clear-cut top back, Mike Moraitis of USA Today reports.

    When healthy, Henry -- who was limited to eight regular season games in 2021 -- is destined to see the bulk of Tennessee's carries, a context that probably won't lead to regular volume for his backups. That said, if the Titans are inclined to lessen his workload at all, or if the 28-year-old (who has indicated that he's past his right foot issue) misses time for any reason, Henry's understudies would see an uptick in fantasy value. Unless the team adds another back in advance of Week 1, Haskins (a 2022 fourth-rounder) has a chance to be the next man up, though Hilliard -- who held his own last season while Henry was out -- could factor in as well. Also currently in the team's backfield mix looking to secure depth roles are Trenton Cannon, Jordan Wilkins and Julius Chestnut.

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  • Trevor Lawrence JAC QB
    Jaguars' Trevor Lawrence: Starting fresh in 2022
    1h ago

    Jaguars quarterbacks coach Mike McCoy said Lawrence has quickly learned the team's new offensive system and that the quarterback was already "making quicker decisions" by the end of OTAs in June, John Shipley of SI.com reports.

    The 2021 first overall pick endured a difficult rookie campaign during which he completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,641 yards with 12 touchdowns and 17 interceptions, and he also rushed for 334 yards and two touchdowns while losing five fumbles. The typical rookie difficulties were exacerbated by previous coach Urban Meyer's dysfunctional leadership, but Lawrence now has a fully revamped coaching staff around him led by new head coach Doug Pederson. Jacksonville also spent big in free agency, bringing in wide receiver Christian Kirk, wide receiver Zay Jones, tight end Evan Engram and guard Brandon Scherff to provide a significant boost to the quarterback's supporting cast. Lawrence's outlook is certainly improved heading into 2022 compared to where he finished last season, but it remains to be seen if that results in him being even a semi-reliable option for fantasy managers.

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  • Josh Allen BUF QB
    Bills' Josh Allen: Comfortable with new OC
    1h ago

    Allen said during last month's minicamp that verbiage and protections have remained the same under new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, who previously served as Buffalo's QBs coach for three years, ESPN.com's Alaina Getzenberg reports.

    Dorsey replaces Brian Daboll, now head coach of the Giants. Had Daboll not left, Dorsey likely would've, as his work in Buffalo put him on the fast track for an OC job. The Bills still have more continuity than most teams, with Allen throwing to fellow holdovers Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, Isaiah McKenzie and Dawson Knox, while the new additions include slot receiver Jamison Crowder, backup tight end O.J. Howard and fifth-round rookie wideout Khalil Shakir. The team did part ways with Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley, both of whom faded last year, and the Bills are counting on Davis and the other young guys to step up in 2022. Dorsey could try to get his RBs more involved in the passing game after Buffalo spent a second-round pick on James Cook, but it'll likely be Diggs and Davis leading the way as preferred targets for Allen and his cannon of a right arm.

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  • Austin Ekeler LAC RB
    Chargers' Austin Ekeler: Continues to lead backfield
    2h ago

    Ekeler, who logged 1,558 scrimmage yards and 20 total TDs in 16 games last season, remains firmly atop the Chargers' RB depth chart as training camp approaches, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN and Daniel Popper of The Athletic.

    As long as the 27-year-old remains healthy, he'll be a valuable fantasy asset, especially given his usage as a pass-catcher out of the Chargers' backfield. With Justin Jackson no longer on the roster, Isaiah Spiller, Larry Rountree and Joshua Kelley are in the mix to handle complementary work, and though the team's No. 2 role hasn't been handed to Spiller, it's one that the 2022 fourth-rounder has a solid chance to claim. If so, he'd be the player to target in the event that Ekeler misses any time this coming season.

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  • Tony Pollard DAL RB
    Cowboys' Tony Pollard: Ready for versatile role
    2h ago

    Pollard is getting ready to handle snaps in whatever role the Cowboys want him to fill, Coral Smith of NFL.com reports. "I'm open to anything just being on the field, being able to make the most of my opportunities," Pollard said after last month's OTAs. "If I have to line up in the slot a little more, whatever it takes, I'm ready to do it."

    The 25-year-old produced a career-high 1,545 all-purpose yards last season as a runner, pass catcher and kickoff returner, but Pollard is preparing to take on even more responsibility as a receiver in 2022. "It just makes things a little easier, being out wide, catching the ball, not having to worry about the first line of defense, then the linebackers, then the safeties. Once you're out wide you really just have one guy to beat, and then it's off to the races from there," Pollard said. "I definitely feel like any opportunity I'm given, I'm going to do my best to make the most of it. The more I get, the more I can benefit the team." Even if Ezekiel Elliott stays healthy this season, there could be more touches available for Pollard as he helps round out a depleted receiving corps that lost Amari Cooper in the offseason and will likely be without Michael Gallup (knee) for the early part of the schedule.

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  • Cooper Rush DAL QB
    Cowboys' Cooper Rush: Still ticketed for backup role
    2h ago

    Rush is expected to be the Cowboys' No. 2 quarterback this season behind Dak Prescott, Jon Machota of The Athletic reports.

    The 28-year-old could face a camp challenge for the job from Will Grier, who was a third-round pick of the Panthers in 2019, but Rush earned a lot of goodwill by leading the Cowboys to victory in his lone start last year, Week 8 against the Vikings. If Prescott stays healthy in 2022, however, his backup isn't likely to see much work, regardless of who it is.

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  • Isaiah Roby OKC C
    Spurs' Isaiah Roby: Claimed off waivers by Spurs
    1h ago

    Roby was claimed off waivers by the Spurs on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The big man had his $1.9 million team option exercised by the Thunder prior to free agency, but the team ultimately opted to part ways with him -- likely in order to free up a roster spot. Roby appeared in 45 games for OKC last season, posting 10.1 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in 21.1 minutes. Over the final 10 games of the regular season (all starts), Roby took on a larger role (29.6 MPG) and averaged 17.0 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists, 2.0 threes, 1.4 blocks and 1.0 steals. In San Antonio, Roby likely won't be guaranteed anything, but he'll look to secure a roster spot out of training camp as the Spurs appear to be entering a mini-rebuild.

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  • Jeremy Sochan SA F
    Spurs' Jeremy Sochan: Recovers from COVID-19
    5h ago

    Sochan has been unable to practice with the Spurs after recently testing positive for COVID-19, according to Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express-News. He returned to the Spurs' facilities Tuesday and will join the team in Las Vegas for the 2022 NBA 2k23 Summer League, independent NBA writer Matthew Tynan reports.

    This will ultimately be a small blip to the start of Sochan's professional career, but his inability to take part in practice since being drafted two weeks ago means that he's a candidate to spend more time spectating in Las Vegas than participating. Looking further ahead, Sochan will likely spend his rookie season in a reserve role behind Keldon Johnson.

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  • Edmond Sumner IND PG
    Nets' Edmond Sumner: Ready for season ahead
    6h ago

    Sumner, who agreed to a contract with the Nets on Tuesday, has fully recovered from his torn left Achilles, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Sumner tore his left Achilles in September of 2021 while with the Pacers and missed the entirety of last season as a result. He's expected to add depth to Brooklyn's backcourt this coming season, although his exact role remains unclear due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving's future with the Nets.

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  • Edmond Sumner IND PG
    Nets' Edmond Sumner: Heads to Brooklyn
    7h ago

    Sumner (Achilles) agreed to a contract with the Nets on Tuesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    There's still much uncertainty with Brooklyn's roster heading into next season, but either way, Sumner will presumably be a depth piece at the guard positions. However, he underwent surgery in September to repair a torn left Achilles tendon, so there's no guarantee that he'll be ready to play when the regular season begins in mid-October.

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  • Gorgui Dieng ATL C
    Spurs' Gorgui Dieng: Heading back to San Antonio
    8h ago

    Dieng and the Spurs agreed Tuesday on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Dieng will prepare for his second stint in San Antonio, after he previously spent the tail end of the 2020-21 campaign with the club following his release from the Grizzlies. He joined Atlanta on a one-year pact for the 2021-22 campaign and appeared in 44 games, averaging 3.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists, 0.7 three-pointers, 0.3 blocks and 0.3 steals. The veteran center will help restore some depth for the Spurs in the frontcourt after San Antonio recently dealt big man Jock Landale to Phoenix.

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  • T.J. Warren IND SF
    Nets' T.J. Warren: Lands in Brooklyn
    9h ago

    Warren (foot) agreed Tuesday with the Nets on a one-year deal, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Since he was one of the standout performers at the NBA bubble in Orlando during the resumption of the 2019-20 season, Warren has appeared in just four games over the subsequent two campaigns. Though he's now fully recovered from the two stress fractures in his left foot that kept him sidelined for extended time the past two years, Warren's injury history likely played a part in him settling for a one-year, prove-it deal with Brooklyn. Warren's outlook for the upcoming campaign will likely hinge on whether Kevin Durant and/or Kyrie Irving are moved elsewhere this summer, but if the Nets' current core remains in place, the 28-year-old Warren may have to settle for a role on the second unit. Warren has been an efficient scorer throughout his career, and he showcased more range in his last two full seasons, converting more than 40 percent of his three-point attempts with the Suns in 2018-19 and the Pacers in 2019-20.

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  • Brendan Guhle ANA D
    Brendan Guhle: Heading to Germany
    3h ago

    Guhle signed a contract with DEL Berlin on Tuesday.

    Guhle was a second-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and scored 14 points in 65 career games at the NHL level. Last season, he scored just seven points in 37 games with AHL San Diego.

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  • Kyle Keyser BOS G
    Bruins' Kyle Keyser: Lands two-way deal
    3h ago

    Keyser signed a one-year, two-way contract with Boston on Tuesday.

    Keyser has yet to make his NHL debut and he's spent the last two seasons playing at the AHL and ECHL levels. He posted a 2.75 GAA and .908 save percentage in 33 appearances with AHL Providence during the 2021-22 campaign. The 23-year-old likely won't see any time with Boston next season unless he's used as an injury replacement.

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  • Nick Wolff BOS D
    Bruins' Nick Wolff: Inks two-way deal
    3h ago

    Wolff signed a one-year, two-way contract with Boston on Tuesday.

    Wolff has yet to make his NHL debut as an undrafted blueliner. He's spent the last two seasons with AHL Providence, tallying 10 assists in 56 games. The 25-year-old may spend some time with the big club to begin the 2022-23 campaign as the Bruins are dealing with several injured defensemen.

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  • Andrew Cogliano COL C
    Avalanche's Andrew Cogliano: Re-signs with Avalanche
    4h ago

    Cogliano inked a one-year, $1.25 million deal with Colorado on Tuesday, Peter Baugh of The Athletic reports.

    Cogliano was held to just one point in 18 games after he was traded from San Jose to Colorado, but he tacked on six points in 16 postseason appearances. The veteran winger will be back in the Avalanche's bottom six as the team enters the 2022-23 campaign as the reigning Stanley Cup champions. Cogliano averaged 11:01 of ice time with his new team during the regular season and should see a similar role next year.

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  • Aleksi Heponiemi FLA C
    Panthers' Aleksi Heponiemi: Secures two-way deal
    4h ago

    Heponiemi signed a one-year, two-way contract with Florida on Tuesday.

    Heponiemi tallied nine goals and 39 points in 56 games with AHL Charlotte last season. The 23-year-old forward has three points in 15 career NHL appearances. He'll likely spend most of the 2022-23 campaign in the minors but could see some time in Florida's bottom-six as well.

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  • Casey DeSmith PIT G
    Penguins' Casey DeSmith: Inks two-year extension
    5h ago

    DeSmith (core) signed a two-year, $1.8 million AAV contract with the Penguins on Tuesday.

    DeSmith underwent core-muscle surgery after suffering an injury in the team's first postseason contest. He went 11-6-5 with a 2.79 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 26 appearances during the regular season. The 30-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason but that's now been delayed until after the 2023-24 campaign. DeSmith should once again enter next season as Tristan Jarry's primary backup.

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