Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has support from veteran Browns receiver Nate Burleson, who said, "I’ll just say this, Johnny’s still the man." Burleson also noted that he is pleased with head coach Mike Pettine’s decision to start QB Brian Hoyer.
Maybe Burleson should focus on staying healthy for once in his career rather than spend his time yapping to the media like some brown-nosing, hapless suck-up. He knows that the club will want to move towards Manziel at some point, but early in the season it will be all Hoyer. That's the way it is and that's the way it should be. Manziel should watch and learn for his first year, as much as he possibly can. That's how he's going to get into games -- by keeping his mouth shut and his eyes open. His time will come, but not yet. Let's get over this already, people. And Burleson just needs to shut his yap.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Indians recalled Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.
With the trade of Brandon Moss to the Cardinals the Indians have called up their once promising prospect Chisenhall to add some depth off the bench. Consistency has been Chisenhall's biggest issue during his stints in the majors as he flashes the ability that would make him a solid middle of the order bat but eventually expand his strike zone and ultimately rack up the strikeouts. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Joakim Soria has been traded to the Pirates.
The Pirates already have the NL saves leader in Mark Melancon so Soria figures to move into the setup role for the Pirates. As for the Tigers closer situation owners will have to wait for an official announcement but Alex Wilson has been their most effective reliever this season and could be first in line. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba
Brandon Beachy is scheduled to pitch Thursday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Beachy's first stint with the Dodgers didn't fare too well this season, so he is going to head back to Triple-A and look to continue building arm strength in hope of regaining his form. The Dodgers have added two starting pitchers prior to the trade deadline, so barring injury, it doesn't appear that Beachy will be helping the big league club in a starting role anytime soon. Analysis: David Kerr