Jermichael Finley said he’s eyeballing a team that already is on the verge of getting to the promised land.
“I mean there’s a couple of teams I would love and would be on the first flight out to play with but like I said the Packers are going to come at me with something and I’m going to go to them first and see what they’ve got and if it’s not I would love to be on the first flight out to good old Seattle,” Finley said.
Really? A player wants to play for a contender? Shocking. Perhaps Finley is just trying to put the word out that he's interested in leaving the Packers given the fact that his targets and overall workload have dropped off in recent seasons. If Finley simply wants the ball more, then that's something he obviously needs to verbalize because just saying that you want to play for a contender when you are clearly about to leave one seems a bit silly. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Indians recall OF Tyler Holt from Triple-A Columbus.
The Indians traded David Murphy to the Angels on July 28 which opened up a roster spot for Holt. The 26-year-old outfielder had a slash line of .286/.369/.348 with 20 stolen bases for Triple-A Columbus. Holt should provide fantasy owners with speed, but it's hard to know how valuable he is until the Indians announce how they will use Holt. Analysis: Phil Backert
Dustin Pedroia (hamstring) had an injection of platelet-rich plasma Monday. He'll be shut down for a few days.
Pedroia was rushed back from his previous hamstring injury and it appears the Red Sox will be extra careful with their star second baseman this time around. Pedroia missed nearly a month after being placed on the disabled list June 25 so it is safe to assume he will at least miss that much time again. Fantasy owners are looking at the end of August as a best case scenario for Pedroia to return which puts his fantasy value in huge jeopardy. That's a shame as Pedroia has put together a solid season with a slash line of .287/.348/.426 with nine homeruns, 34 RBIs and 35 runs scored. Analysis: Phil Backert