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Jorge Solar is not in Wednesday's starting lineup.

Early speculation is that this is just a planned day off for the Cubs right fielder as he has made an extensive number of consecutive starts recently. Chris Coghlan will shift over to right field Wednesday while Kyle Schwarber gets the start in left field. Analysis: Howard Bender

Dallas Beeler was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday.

Beeler was just up for Tuesday's start and was promptly sent right back down after getting beaten up by the Rockies. He may be on the short-list for spot starts, but he is far from ever being a recommended starter. Analysis: Howard Bender

Clayton Kershaw may be scratched from his Wednesday start with a sore hip.

Well now this would be a huge letdown for DFS owners as the match-up with the A's was pure DFS gold. The Dodgers will continue to test him out before the game, but may have to make alternative plans if he is unable to pitch. Stay tuned to Fantasy Alarm for the Dodgers ultimate decision and potential replacement if necessary. Analysis: Howard Bender

Dodgers have acquired SP Mat Latos and 1B Michael Morse from the Marlins for prospects.

Morse's value is expected to take a hit here as he is likely to see fewer at-bats with the Dodgers than he would have with the Marlins. He will likely be mixed in to the left field platoon in some way, will potentially spell Yasiel Puig in right and may get some starts at first when Adrian Gonzalez needs a day off. But overall, there are now too many mouths to feed in this lineup and Morse will simply have to wait his turn. Analysis: Howard Bender

Dodgers have acquired SP Mat Latos and 1B Michael Morse from the Marlins for prospects.

The prospects going back to the Marlins are not yet known, but none of them are impacting fantasy rosters the way Latos and Morse are.Given the fact that Latos is staying in a pitcher's park and remains on a competitive team, this move is more lateral than anything else. He should see a little more run support, but his overall performance shouldn't change. Analysis: Howard Bender

Panthers WR Stephen Hill cited for drug paraphernalia possession.

It doesn't sound like we're dealing with a major felony here, so don;t expect much on the legal front. He could, however, be punished by the league for the incident and given the fact that he's a fringe candidate for the Panthers' 53-man roster, he could find himself out of a job opportunity. Expect the Panthers to make a decision on his status soon. Analysis: Howard Bender

The New York Giants are expressing public frustration with Jason Pierre-Paul in the wake of his fireworks accident. The defensive end, who suffered multiple thumb fractures and lost his right ring finger below the knuckle as a result of the accident, has yet to meet with anyone connected to the Giants. Team officials flew to Florida while Pierre-Paul was hospitalized earlier this month but were turned away.

There's obvious frustration on both sides here as JPP tries to deal with his recovery and need for a job while the team is trying to keep themselves covered. Pierr-Paul says he won;t sign any franchise tender without knowing that he can pass a physical, but how long before he can actually do that is not yet known. Stay tuned as the team may just have to take action sooner than later if they can;t come to some sort of terms with the defensive lineman soon. Analysis: Howard Bender

Torii Hunter is not in the Twins starting lineup Wednesday.

After starting four-straight games and this being a day game after a night game, Hunter will simply get the day off to rest. Eddie Rosario is going to patrol right field Wednesday. Analysis: Howard Bender

Starlin Castro is not in the Cubs starting lineup Wednesday.

Whether or not this has anything to do with Castro's early removal Tuesday night is not yet known, but with no injury reported, it's either a day of rest or he's heading to the bench more often due to lack of performance. Addison Russell will play shortstop Wednesday and we'll look for updates from the Cubs. Analysis: Howard Bender

Cubs recalled Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa.

Medina has good strikeout potential, but he is somewhat erratic, as evidenced by his 8.68 ERA at Triple-A Iowa with a 5.79 BB/9 over 18 2/3 innings. He'll jump into the pen while Neil Ramirez is out, but his stay may not be very long. Analysis: Howard Bender

Cuds placed Neil Ramirez (abdominal) on the 15-day disabled list.

The specifics are still a bit hazy here, but after not being available Tuesday, the Cubs are saying that it's now an abdominal issue. They haven't said whether or not this is muscular, but Ramirez will hit the DL now and be out until at least mid-August.  Analysis: Howard Bender

Angels manager Mike Scioscia confirms Mike Trout's MRI was normal.

Trout is dealing with a sore left wrist and is considered day-to-day. Trout may miss another game or two, but shouldn't be out for a significant time which is great news for fantasy owners as we approach the stretch run of the fantasy baseball season. For the season, Trout is having another MVP season with a slash line of .315/.405/.632 with 31 homeruns, 64 RBIs, 75 runs and 10 stolen bases.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Salvator Perez is not in the Royals starting lineup Wednesday.

Perez will get the day off for the Royals due to the early start time. Drew Butera will get the start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Royals against the Indians and Corey Kluber.  Analysis: Phil Backert

The Rays selected the contract of catcher Bobby Wilson from Triple-A Durham on Wednesday.

Wilson has struggled with the Rays this season compiling a slash line of .145/.203/.145 in 24 games. Wilson will provide depth for the Rays, but has no fantasy appeal at all.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Randall Delgado twisted his ankle while working out on the field during warmups Tuesday and went unused out of the bullpen.

Delgado was placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle sprain and the Diamondbacks recalled Addison Reed from Triple-A. On the season, Delgado has a 2.79 ERA with a 1.32 WHIP and a 46:21 K:BB ratio.  Analysis: Phil Backert

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