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Arian Foster is not practicing on Friday.

The Texans continue to be cautious with Foster, who is dealing with a minor leg injury, so his absence from practice should not come as much of a surprise. Although he isn't practicing he is still the clear-cut No. 1 option in the Texans backfield ahead of both Andre Brown and Alfred Blue, who have no real shot at passing him, even with solid showings during camp.ANALYST: Matthew Beck

Giants purchase the contract of IF Ehire Adrianza.

Adrianza has played well in Triple-A this season compiling a slash line of .316/.384/.415 with six stolen bases. At this point, the 25-year-old provides depth for the San Francisco Giants.  Analysis: Phil Backert

The Cavaliers announced that Mike Miller has picked up his player option for next season.

Why wouldn't he? Mike Miler averaged 13.5 minutes per game last season for the Cavs and he will now play another season earning $2.8 million. At this point in his career, the 35-year-old has no fantasy value, but will earn a nice paycheck for being a guy playing few minutes for Cleveland.  Analysis: Phil Backert

Twins promoted starting pitcher prospect Jose Berrios to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.

Through 15 starts at the Double-A level, Berrios has a 3.08 ERA , a 1.11 WHIP and a 92:24 K:BB over 90 2.3 innings. The 21-year old right-hander added a two-seam fastball to his repertoire this year and it seems to be paying dividends for him. The back end of the Twins rotation is a little light still, so if he proves himself at the higher level, he could get a call-up late in the year. Analysis: Howard Bender

Jorge Soler went 0-for-3 with an RBI in his first rehab game at Triple-A Iowa on Monday.

Soler doesn't think he needs a lengthy rehab stint and the Cubs are hoping to have him back by the end of the week, so the two sides seem to be in agreement here. Expect another game or two in the minors though and look to activate him in time for the weekend. Analysis: Howard Bender

Alex Avila feels he's ready to return as the Tigers everyday catcher.

While Avila feels he's ready again for full-time duty, manager Brad Ausmus and the Tigers have been down this road with him all too often. He id as injury-prone as a guy can be and while this most-recent issue involved the knee, you can't help but remember the concussion issues that have plagued him over the last few seasons. One wrong foul tip and he could be done. He might see the lion's share of a platoon, but it seems doubtful that he would just be handed over the reins after such a lengthy absence and injury history.  Analysis: Howard Bender

The Thunder have traded the contract of Luke Ridnour and cash to Toronto for the draft rights to Tomislav Zubcic.

Ridnour has been dealt five times in the last six days, now making his way into a new country for the first time. He has been moved from Orlando to Memphis to Charlotte to Oklahoma City and finally to Toronto and who knows if he goes somewhere else tomorrow. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Dez Bryant’s holdout with the Dallas Cowboys may soon be coming to an end. According to a source, Bryant and the Cowboys are in discussions for a long term deal in the $100 million range.

After getting the franchise tag, Bryant has been spewing rumors of sitting out regular season action without a real contract. It appears that might be ending soon as one of the best wide outs in the game looks like he will getting the money that he deserves from the Cowboys. Analysis: Rob Trayah

The Trail Blazers will 'likely' pick up the $5 million option on center Chris Kaman.

Portland will wait until the deadline to exercise the option in case they can make a trade or they would have to pay Kaman $1 million to part ways. With LaMarcus Aldrigde's Trail Blazer career in jeopardy, Portland will need some front-line bodies. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Adam Wainwright (Achilles) said he has been able to do everything he wanted as far as working out. There’s been zero pain,he said. I feel completely normal at all times.

Wainwright tore his Achilles in late April and is still trying to fight his way back in time for the playoffs. With St. Louis having a great start to the season, there's a good chance that they will reach the post season and might have a chance to get their ace back. For now, it is safe to pass on the veteran as he won't be having any fantasy impact for your team in the future. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jhonny Peralta has nearly a 2.9 million vote lead over San Francisco’s Brandon Crawford as he gets closer to the first All-Star Game starting berth in his career.

The shortstop is having another good year in St. Louis, hitting .303 with 11 homers and 40 RBI. He has been a fantastic signing for the Cardinals since last year and even finished 14th in MVP voting. It should be no surprise that he is in contention for the All-Star spot with voting coming to a close on Thursday. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Yankees announce Nathan Eovaldi will start on Wednesday.

Eovaldi gets the ball on normal rest while Adam Warren will slide to the bullpen. After being acquired from the Marlins, Eovaldi has had a rough time in New York with a 1.543 WHIP and 4.81 ERA, both the highest in his career. His xFIP is almost a full run lower at 3.84 meaning he could see some good fortune in the near future. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Jenrry Mejia (suspension) threw a scoreless inning in triple-A Monday.

Mejia is on his way to returning from a 80-game suspension for PEDs and will not be getting his closer spot back with the success of Jeurys Familia. With Bobby Parnell back in the bullpen as well, Mejia might be the seventh inning guy if the Mets call upon his services. Analysis: Rob Trayah

Ethan Martin was outrighted to Double-A Reading on Monday.

Martin hasn't pitched for the Phillies in 2015 and was removed from the 40-man roster. He had pitched in five games this season at the High-A and Double-A levels, going six innings and allowing five earned runs. Analysis: Rob Trayah


2015 MLB Umpire Report: June 30 |
Austin Taggart

2015 MLB Umpire Report: June 30

A daily ranking of the MLB home plate umpires from most pitching friendly to least pitching friendly to help build your daily fantasy baseball lineups.

DFS MLB Playbook: June 30th  |
Jeff Mans

DFS MLB Playbook: June 30th

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

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - June 29, 2015 |
Howard Bender

DFS MLB Pitching Coach - June 29, 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 Hitting Coach - June 29, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

DFS MLB Hitting Coach - June 29, 2015

As we get ready to close out the month of June, Ray Flowers takes a look at the BvP matchups for June 29th, 2015.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - June 29, 2015 |
Michael A. Stein

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report - June 29, 2015

Michael A. Stein reviews fantasy baseball injuries.

Daily Trends: June 29, 2015 |
Ray Flowers

Daily Trends: June 29, 2015

Young arms like Boyd, May, Syndergaard, Walker & Wisler are discussed. Ray also touches on an often injury prone vet of the Dodgers who is healthy and rolling.

DFS MLB Playbook: June 29th  |
Jeff Mans

DFS MLB Playbook: June 29th

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

DFS MLB Strategy: Beating a Losing Streak |
Steve Pimental

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In his latest examination of DFS MLB strategy, Steve Pimental outlines his tips for getting past a cold streak in DFS games.

Streaming Pitching Options for Week 13 |
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Streaming Pitching Options for Week 13: Jimmy Nelson, Jon Niese, Roenis Elias, Jeff Locke, Nathan Eovaldi, Danny Duffy & More

Starling and Cisco - Nice Ring to It |
Glenn Colton

Starling and Cisco - Nice Ring to It

Glenn Colton takes a look at the hot starts from the Pirate duo of Starling and Cisco as well as the lack of love for Eric Hosmer in this week's Week That Was