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Colin Kaepernick is being investigated for a possible sexual assault at a hotel in Miami, Florida. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports.

Well this just has bad news written all over it. We'll soon be inundated with the he said/she said arguments and the 49ers will undoubtedly have a media circus at OTAs next month. If he's found guilty or the victim settles for a pay-out, Kaepernick still runs the risk of being suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Dolphins LT Branden Albert on active roster for training camp.

This is great news for the Dolphins as many thought Albert would begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Albert underwent surgery for a torn ACL and MCL in November so it's safe to assume the Dolphins will ease Albert into practice. Prior to his injury, the left tackle was playing at a very high level and should give the Dolphins offensive line a huge boost.  Analysis: Phil Backert

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

Manager John Farrell acknowledged pitcher Joe Kelly, who was just recalled from the minors last week but has lost both of his starts since his return, is no lock to remain in the rotation.

Kelly has been a disaster this season for the Red Sox with an ERA of 5.94 and a WHIP of 1.51 to go along with a 68:32 K:BB ratio. This is a lost season for the Red Sox so they could decide to keep running the 27-year-old out there in hopes he figures it out, but at this point, there is absolutely no fantasy relevance for the right-hander.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Mark Teixeira was removed in the sixth inning of Tuesday's win over the Rangers after being hit by pitch in the foot.

The Yankees were in the midst of a 21-5 rout of the Rangers so there was no need to put Teixeira in harm's way after being hit by a pitch. The first baseman may have to deal with a bruised foot for a few days, but shouldn't miss any game action. The 35-year-old has had a great bounce back season and has given fantasy owners huge production with a slash line of .257/.362/.541 with 24 homeruns and 65 RBIs.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Neil Ramirez wasn't available for Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies after warming up to pitch late in the contest. Manager Joe Maddon didn't know the extent of his ailment only that he wasn't available.

It should be noted that Ramirez missed two months of this season due to inflammation in his right shoulder, but there is no indication at this point the injury flared up again. In 13 games for the Cubs, the 26-year-old has pitched to a 3.12 ERA, 1.73 WHIP, and a 9:5 K:BB ratio.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Matt Cain allowed four runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out three batters over six innings against the Brewers on Tuesday.

Cain has had himself an up and down since since returning from the disabled list as he has now allowed four or more runs in three of his first five starts as he now sits 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and a 23:7 K:BB rate through 28 innings. At this point it is highly unlikely he will ever regain the value he had pre-2013 but if he can find a way to lower his .275 BAA there is a chance for improvement in the final two months of the season. He will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Braves on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Francisco Rodriguez earned his 23rd save of the season after tossing a scoreless ninth inning against the Giants on Tuesday.

Rodriguez has now converted all 23 of his save chances this season while sitting on a 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and a 40:9 K:BB rate through 36 appearances. With the Brewers practically out of the playoff picture there is a chance K-Rod could be moved prior to the trade deadline, but if a team was to take him on they would have to also take on his rather unattractive salary for the next couple seasons. Analysis: Matthew Beck

Wily Peralta allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three batters over six innings against the Giants on Tuesday.

Peralta was stellar in his first game since May 22 as he managed to pick up his second win of the season ending the Brewers' three-game losing streak. He is now sitting 2-5 with a 3.90 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and a 38:16 K:BB rate through 60 innings (8 starts) so unless he figures out a way to lower his .291 BAA his fantasy outlook doesn't look all that promising at this point in the season. Peralta will look to keep up the pace when he takes on the Padres on Monday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Adam Lind went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI against the Giants on Tuesday.

Lind has been a pleasant surprise for the Brewers this season as he is now slashing .285/.364/.498 with 16 home runs, 60 RBI and 41 runs scored through 319 at-bats. He has recently been dealing with a minor back injury which held him out of both Sunday's and Monday's games, but now that he has returned to the starting lineup he is a safe play in all fantasy formats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Gerrardo Parra went 3-for-5 with a double and three runs scored against the Giants on Tuesday.

Parra continues to be a hot name floating around the the league with the trade deadline approaching as he is now slashing .324/.365/.517 with nine home runs, 31 RBI and 52 runs scored through 315 at-bats. There is little doubt that he won't be traded prior to Friday's deadline, but hopefully for his fantasy owners where ever he lands he continues to receive everyday at-bats.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

Brett Anderson allowed two runs on five hits and one walk while striking out two batters over seven innings against the Athletics on Tuesday.

Anderson was out-dueled by Sonny Gray on Tuesday night but did managed to toss his best game since July 1 as he allowed only two runs over seven innings. He is now sitting 5-6 with a 3.29 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and a 81:31 K:BB rate through 20 starts so at the very least he is a solid starter in deep league formats. Anderson will take the mound next against the Phillies on Tuesday.  Analysis: Matthew Beck

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