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27 Aug

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Omar Infante has been diagnosed with a sprained jaw. He required six stitches and has a non-concussive head injury. He'll be evaluated for the next 48 hours before a decision on whether or not he will be placed on the disabled list is made.

Considering the shot he took to the cops Monday, this almost sounds like best-case scenario for the Royals second baseman. Infante has had a very rough go at it this year so far. Between shoulder issues and a bone spur causing him pain in the elbow during spring training and now this, he's turning into a bit of a cautionary tale. Expect him to miss a few games this week and keep an eye on his status to see if a DL stint is needed. With the Royals having just sent down Pedro Ciriaco for added bullpen depth, Danny Valencia is likely to see a few starts at the keystone now. ANALYST: Howard Bender

Braves released RHP Jason Frasor.

Frasor had a 1.29 ERA over his last 28 inning pitched with 22 strikeouts in 2015 prior to his early August injury. This changes little for any fantasy team as he only provided mid inning relief. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Dez Bryant did not take part in Thursday’s practice.

This could be just a day off for Bryant as he still remains on track to be the Cowboys number one wide receiver to start the upcoming NFL season. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Orlando Scandrick underwent successful surgery Thursday to repair a torn ACL/MCL in his right knee.

With Scandrick out for the season after tearing his ACL on Tuesday Morris Claiborne should see the bulk of the snaps for the Cowboys. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Josh Johnson (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

Johnson has not pitched in the Majors since 2013 when he boasted a 6.20 ERA over 81 1/3 innings with 83 strikeouts for the Blue Jays. It is highly unlikely he will offer any fantasy value. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Christian Yelich is not in the Marlins starting lineup on Thursday.

Yelich gets the day off tonight while Marcell Ozuna gets the start in center field. Ozuna is batting .233 with two home runs since being recalled from Triple-A and bats in the five spot tonight verse Gerrit Cole. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

The Dodgers have released Alberto Callaspo who was designated for assignment on August 19.

This comes as no surprise as Callaspo was only batting .260 with no home runs and seven RBI's over 123 plate appearances with the Dodgers. With Alex Guerrero's defensive woes this could open up a spot for Dodgers phenom Corey Seager who is batting .275 with 12 home runs over 386 plate appearances at Triple-A Oklahoma City. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Martavis Bryant is facing 4-game suspension for violating the Substance Abuse Policy.

Still waiting for more details on the suspension. Bryant is currently the number two wide receiver on the Steelers depth chart behind Antonio Brown. This could boost the value for Markus Wheaton until this matter is resolved. It is under appeal.  Analysis: Jerry Colvin

E.J. Manuel will start Saturday's preseason game.

Manuel will get the start over Matt Cassel and Tyrod Taylor in the next preseason game verse the Steelers. Manuel had a low 58% pass completion rate in 2014. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Nolan Reimold was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.

This news comes as no surprise with the addition of Gerardo Parra to the outfield. Reimold was batting a lousy .250 with zero home runs over his last 40 at-bats. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Cardinals are hopeful Chris Johnson will return to practice on Friday.

Johnson is hoping to return in time to secure the back up role for RB Andre Ellington. Meanwhile, in his absence David Johnson continues to work to lock down that spot. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Brandon Crawford (oblique) remains out of the starting lineup Thursday.

Crawford has put up big numbers for a shortstop this season with an impressive 19 home runs, 75 RBI's, and a high wOBA of .343. The offensive output will be missed as he is replaced by Ehire Adrianza who offers little to no fantasy value. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Adrain Gonzalez left Thursday's game with a right knee contusion.

Gonzalez left the game after fouling a pitch off his leg in the third inning. He has been a fantasy gem this season batting .284 with 24 home runs and 74 RBI's. In his absence you can expect to see Scott Van Slyke and maybe even Andre Ethier filling in at first base. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Marquess Wilson (hamstring) did not practice Thursday

The Bears Wide Receiver woes continue and as reported earlier Wilson, Alshon Jeffery, and Eddie Royal remain out. Leaving the question, who does Jay Cutler have to throw to? Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Coby Fleener (ankle) did not practice Thursday. He's unlikely to play on Saturday.

Fleener is likely to remain out for Saturdays preseason game at St. Louis. Meanwhile, Dwayne Allen still remains as the top TE on the Colts depth chart and should see the bulk of the snaps for now. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

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