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Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a double, one RBI and a run scored against the Twins on Friday.

Still troubled by the knee issues, Tex has at least hit safely in his last two games after sitting out and seems healthy enough to keep this going at a reasonable rate. He knocked in his 42 RBI of the season in this one and has 15 homers and six doubles on the year. He's certainly not the Tex of old, but he's still offering some decent contribution in the counting stats.ANALYST: Howard Bender

Dolphins released OL Dionte Savage.

Savage, an UDFA out of Oklahoma, will attempt to find a roster spot elsewhere. He'll probably get another shot as the 6'4' 335 pounder has the size to play in the league.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Dolphins claimed former Browns WR Kevin Cone.

Cone played in 16 games with the Falcons in 2013, but caught just one measly pass all season. He'll try to make the roster as a special teamer, but he'll probably get cut.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Alex Gordon plans to take batting practice with his teammates outdoors this weekend. He took indoor batting practice Tuesday afternoon.

Gordon is working his way back from a nasty Grade 2 groin strain. His original timetable was eight weeks which would put him back the first week of September. There's no update on his return possibly being quicker, so stick with that timeframe at least for now.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Manager Brad Ausmus confirms that Buck Farmer will be moved to the bullpen.

Farmer has been pretty brutal in the rotation giving up 15 runs over 14 2/3 innings. Detroit will try him in the bullpen, but he's not going to be much better there. When you stink, you stink.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Manager Don Mattingly said he believes Justin Turner will return from the disabled list in the minimum 15 days.

Turner has a skin infection in his thigh, but it isn't believed to be serious. This is good news for the Dodgers as they'll need their slugging third baseman in order to hold off the Giants in the NL West.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Red Sox option RHP Ryan Cook to triple-A Pawtucket.

Cook was optioned to make room for Henry Owens. The right-hander was just acquired from Oakland, but he'll head back to Triple-A. He could be back at any point though for the pitching starved Red Sox.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Red Sox select LHP Henry Owens from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The prized left-hander will make his major league debut on Tuesday night against the Yankees. Talk about being thrown right into the fire. Owens has a 3.16 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over 122 1/3 innings for Pawtucket. He's only $4600, but you'll probably want to look elsewhere as the matchup against the Yankees is less than ideal.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Leonel Campos was optioned back to Triple-A El Paso.

Campos returns to El Paso where he's posted a 2.91 ERA and .99 WHIP in 49 1/3 innings. He was only up while Ian Kennedy was on paternity leave, but he should get another shot later in the season. Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Ian Kennedy was reinstated from paternity leave.

Kennedy will rejoin the team and make his scheduled start on Wednesday. The right-hander owns a 4.44 ERA and 1.29 WHIP across 103 1.3 innings. He's not a real strong option for your daily lineups.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

Chargers released WR Demetrius Wilson.

Wilson was released to make room for Jordan Mabin. Wilson, an UDFA out of Arkansas will try to latch on elsewhere.  Analysis: Brian Rothstein

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