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Panthers CB Chris Houston has decided to retire after 7 years.

Houston came into the league as a Falcon, before heading to Detroit and then sitting out last year with a toe injury. During his career, Houston had 324 tackles and 13 interceptions in 91 career starts. Analysis: Rob Trayah

C Carlos Corporan has been recalled from his rehab assignment by the Rangers. He still has soreness on his thumb it is said.

Corporan has been on the DL since early July with a thumb injury. Prior to his injury Corporan was hitting .178 with 10 runs, three home runs and 15 RBI in a reserve role for the Rangers. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Josh Reddick (back) was a scratched from the Athletics' lineup on Tuesday.

With Reddick scratched Mark Canha will enter the lineup and play right field. Reddick owners will want to monitor this situation as back injuries can linger but for now he should be considered day-to-day. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jon Lester will make his next start Friday.

Lester had his outing washed out on Tuesday due to rain so he should be extra rested for his start on Friday against the Giants. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Brewers assigned Johnny Hellweg to High-A Brevard County.

Hellweg has really struggled this season, going 0-7 with a 9.30 ERA over 10 starts between High-A and Double-A which speaks to his demotion. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

A.J. Burnett (elbow) will rest for four weeks and then begin a throwing program.

Burnett was shut down with elbow soreness which he admitted to trying to pitch through over his past couple starts which led to some very poor outings. His four week rest period and then likely rehab requirements could ultimately end Burnett's fantasy season in some leagues as the Pirates are likely more focused on getting him healthy for the playoff stretch. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Chad Bettis (elbow) was scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday.

Bettis landed on the DL following his start on 7/18 and will likely require a few rehab stints assuming his bullpen sessions go well before being activated. This season for the Rockies Bettis is 5-4 with a 4.88 ERA and 1.40 WHIP. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

David Freese said he could be back in the lineup by next week.

Freese is working his way back from a fractured finger which he suffered at the end of July. On the year Freese is hitting .240 with 40 runs, 11 home runs and 43 RBI for the Angels. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Rick Wagner anticipates that he will have full participation in practice as early as Wednesday.

Wagner started all 15 games he played last season and figures to once again play a key role on the Ravens offensive line once healthy. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Reds have reinstated LHP Manny Parra from the disabled list.

Parra was reinstated off the DL and will add some depth in the Reds bullpen. To make room on the roster the Reds optioned Kyle Waldrop to Triple-A Louisville. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Kyle Waldrop was optioned back to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

Waldrop struckout in his only plate appearance for the Reds before being demoted. In 95 minor league games this season Waldrop is hitting .254 with 24 runs, six home runs and 35 RBI.  Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Rangers agree with RHP Robert Coello on a minors deal

Coello started 11 games for Triple-A Sacramento, going 6-3 with a 3.50 ERA. He recently opted out of his contract with the Giants as they were not going to call him up to the main roster and opted to sign with the Rangers for what he hopes will be a better shot at finding a role in the bullpen. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

DeVante Parker (foot) is still three to four weeks away from being able to practice.

Parker was drafted No.14 overall our of Louisville by the Dolphins this season to help rebuild their passing attack which boasts Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings. With the NFL season just about a month away Parker will really have to get into game shape if he hopes to be ready and on the field for Week 1. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba

Jesse Hahn still feels a little stiffness in forearm during strengthening stuff. There will be no throwing until that goes away completely.

Hahn was enjoying a solid season for the A's prior to his injury, going 6-6 with a 3.35 ERA and 1.17 WHIP while striking out 64 over 96.2 innings. Hahn was acquired in the offseason from the Padres in the trade that sent Derek Norris to San Diego. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba


Daily Trends: August 4, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

Daily Trends: August 4, 2015

Ray spends his time focusing on the bump including looking at two surging brothers, what the Nats are going to do with their rotation, and what to make of youngsters Godley and McCullers.

Filling the Void: Dallas RBs |
Ray Flowers

Filling the Void: Dallas RBs

The Cowboys lost one of the best running backs in football a year after having one of the best rushing attacks in the game. What will happen to the running attack for the ‘Boys in 2015?

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 4, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 4, 2015

Matchups for hitters on Tuesday, August 4th. Ray Flowers breaks them down from a hitters perspective.

Deadline Deals Done, Now What? |
Glenn Colton

Deadline Deals Done, Now What?

Glenn Colton takes a deeper look at some of the effects and non-effects of the deadline deals in this week's Week That Was

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - August 4, 2015 |
Howard Bender

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - August 4, 2015

Howard Bender takes an in-depth look at the numbers and the match-ups to help you decide whether the time is right to invest heavily or if bargain-hunting is the way

DFS MLB Playbook: August 4th  |
Ted Schuster

DFS MLB Playbook: August 4th

Ted Schuster pours over all of the statistics, splits and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests

2015 Fantasy Football Training Camp Report: August 3rd |
Jeff Mans

2015 Fantasy Football Training Camp Report: August 3rd

Jeff Mans recaps all of the news, injuries, depth chart changes, roster moves and more of all 32 NFL teams training camps

Ray’s Ramblings: Hitters The Last Two Weeks |
Ray Flowers

Ray’s Ramblings: Hitters The Last Two Weeks

Ray Flowers talks about hitters the past two weeks. Which under the radar names are surging toward fantasy significance over the final two months of the season?

Daily Trends: August 3, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

Daily Trends: August 3, 2015

Jon Gray is called up. Is he the next star on the bump? Moore is demoted. Burnett/Panik hurt. Athletics add Valencia.

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 3, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

DFS MLB Hitting Coach – August 3, 2015

The trade deadline is over. Time to get back to it. Ray Flowers takes a look at the Monday matchups and lists some of the better hitting matchups of the day.