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Jorge Alfaro SD C
Padres' Jorge Alfaro: Pulled after hurting knee2h ago
Alfaro was removed from Monday's loss to San Francisco due to a knee issue, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports.
Alfaro initially remained in the game after being evaluated on the field, but he was replaced behind the plate by Austin Nola in the eighth inning. Alfaro dealt with right knee inflammation in late June and early July, though it's not yet certain whether the issue that resulted in his removal Monday is related. The backstop is off to a slow start to August, doing 3-for-17 with three RBI and eight strikeouts through five games.
Giancarlo Stanton NYY DH
Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton: Resumes baseball activities2h ago
Stanton (Achilles) has resumed baseball activities, but a timeline for his return remains undetermined, Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network reports.
Stanton is eligible to return from the IL, but it doesn't appear that he'll rejoin the Yankees immediately. The slugger hasn't played since July 23, so he may need a minor-league rehab stint if he doesn't return soon. Yankees manager Aaron Boone recently said that Stanton is "feeling good" and that he "continues to improve," per MLB.com.
Oswald Peraza NYY SS
Yankees' Oswald Peraza: No broken bones after HBP3h ago
Peraza was removed from Sunday's Triple-A game against Buffalo after being hit by a pitch on his right hand, and subsequent X-rays showed no broken bones, per Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune.
RailRiders manager Doug Davis indicated that the organization was being cautious in removing Peraza after the hit-by-pitch and that the shortstop wasn't in much pain. X-ray results suggest that Peraza avoided a serious injury, though it's uncertain if he'll need to miss any time. The 22-year-old started the season somewhat slowly but is slashing .305/.371/.558 with six homers, 18 RBI and 10 stolen bases in 23 games since the start of July.
Camilo Doval SF RP
Giants' Camilo Doval: Converts 15th save5h ago
Doval struck out one batter in a perfect inning and earned a save over the Padres on Monday.
Doval faced the toughest section of San Diego's lineup and had no difficulty retiring Juan Soto, Manny Machado and Josh Bell in order. The 25-year-old flamethrower has posted a 2.77 ERA while converting all seven of his save opportunities since his last blown chance May 31. On the year, Doval is sporting a 2.93 ERA and a 58:19 K:BB through 46 innings.
Blake Snell SD SP
Padres' Blake Snell: Handed tough loss5h ago
Snell (4-6) allowed one run on six hits and two walks over 5.2 innings Monday, striking out eight and taking a loss against the Giants.
Snell loaded the bases with no outs in the fourth inning but escaped the threat after giving up just one run. Aside from that, the 29-year-old southpaw didn't face much resistance from San Francisco's lineup. He's now allowed one run or fewer in four consecutive starts and six of his last seven dating back to the start of July. During that stretch, Snell has posted a 57:17 K:BB while lowering his season ERA from 5.60 to 3.96. He'll look to continue his dominant stretch in Washington this weekend.
Alex Wood SF SP
Giants' Alex Wood: Picks up win in scoreless outing5h ago
Wood (8-9) yielded three hits over 6.1 shutout innings, striking out five and earning a win over the Padres.
Wood coughed up just three singles and, at one point, he retired nine consecutive batters. It was a promising start after the Dodgers piled six runs on him in his last outing. Wood lowered his ERA to 4.17 alongside a 110:26 K:BB through 22 starts. He's projected to face the Pirates at home this weekend.
Sam Darnold CAR QB
Panthers' Sam Darnold: Not being shopped3h ago
Darnold was notified Monday by general manager Scott Fitterer that he's not being shopped in trade discussions, Ellis Williams of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Darnold has been subject to speculation since the Panthers acquired fellow quarterback Baker Mayfield this offseason. While only one of the signal-callers will earn Carolina's starting job, with Mayfield reportedly emerging as the favorite early on, Darnold was told by Fitterer not to worry about recent chatter regarding a trade. With that assurance, Darnold will hope to put his best foot forward in Saturday's preseason opener versus the Commanders.
Kayvon Thibodeaux NYG LB
Giants' Kayvon Thibodeaux: Shining in camp so far3h ago
Thibodeaux has stood out as a force in training camp, Steve Serby of the New York Post reports.
There were some questions about Thibodeaux's focus and personality prior to the draft, but he's dispelled those concerns thus far, according to Serby. The rookie praised defensive coordinator Wink Martindale for his success in camp, saying, "Wink is doing a great job of putting me in different spots, putting me in different positions to show my talent and then just keep working." Unsurprisingly, Thibodeaux is listed as the team's starting edge rusher on their initial unofficial depth chart.
Wan'Dale Robinson NYG WR
Giants' Wan'Dale Robinson: On depth chart as first-teamer3h ago
Robinson is listed as a first-team wide receiver on the Giants' first unofficial depth chart.
New York has yet to play its first preseason game and Sterling Shepard is listed at the end of the depth chart since he is on the PUP list while recovering from a torn Achilles, so Robinson's placement is far from set in stone. Still, it's an indication that the Giants think highly of the 21-year-old rookie receiver, who they selected in the second round of the draft in April. Should Robinson carve out significant playing time this season, he could prove to be a steal for managers selecting him at the back end of fantasy drafts.
Daniel Jones NYG QB
Giants' Daniel Jones: Has rough day in camp4h ago
Jones went 5-for-15 with a pair of interceptions during scrimmage in training camp Monday, per Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com.
The blame isn't all on Jones' shoulders -- New York pass catchers had multiple drops in practice and the entire offense is learning a new system -- but it's nonetheless not promising that Jones hasn't looked good thus far in camp. Tyrod Taylor even got a rep with the first-team offense Monday, though it's unlikely that anyone but Jones will be under center when the season starts. New head coach Brian Daboll is bringing a new offense that offers reason to be optimistic, but Jones may have to prove that he can be the answer at quarterback to keep his job the entire season.
Rodarius Williams NYG CB
Giants' Rodarius Williams: Still sidelined in camp4h ago
Williams (knee) has yet to practice during training camp, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Williams tore his ACL in Week 5 last season, and he's still working his way back into game shape. He didn't participate in voluntary OTA's and hasn't yet been able to take the field during camp, but he still has a good chance of being ready for the start of the season. Williams is listed as a second-stringer on the Giants' first unofficial depth chart.
Isaiah Hodgins BUF WR
Bills' Isaiah Hodgins: Shines in practice5h ago
Hodgins scored two touchdowns during Monday's 11-on-11 sessions, Grace Heidinger of the Bills' official site reports.
Coach Sean McDermott stated that he feels Hodgins is playing his best football and is impressed with the way he's played throughout camp. While Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis and Isaiah McKenzie seem like locks to make the team, there's a logjam of players trying to land the last 2-3 available spots. Hodgins, a sixth-round rookie from 2020, has struggled with injuries to date in his pro career, but he's healthy now and appears to be making his case for a spot on the final roster.
Kevin Durant BKN PF
Nets' Kevin Durant: Provides ultimatum15h ago
Durant reiterated his trade request during a meeting with Nets owner Joe Tsai on Saturday by saying Brooklyn's brass has to choose between him or the pairing of GM Sean Marks and head coach Steve Nash, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Durant formally requested a trade at the end of June, and the Nets appeared willing to comply but were unable to find a partner due to their lofty return demands. Per Charania, the Celtics, Raptors and Heat remain the primary candidates to acquire Durant, but their offers remain negligible compared to Brooklyn's initial demands. Kyrie Irving opted into his $36.5 million player option for next season after appearing in just 29 contests last year due to his vaccination status, and the Nets further improved their roster by trading for Royce O'Neale, signing T.J. Warren and re-signing Patty Mills and Nicolas Claxton. However, with Ben Simmons (back) and Joe Harris' (ankle) futures uncertain, Durant has expressed that he doesn't have faith in the team's direction, though his ultimatum suggests that could be rectified quickly. Charania also relays that a training-camp holdout could be in place if Durant doesn't get his way.
Mike Muscala OKC PF
Thunder's Mike Muscala: Inks two-year deal with OKC16h ago
Muscala (ankle) signed a two-year, $7 million contract with the Thunder on Monday, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports. The second season is a team option.
After he initially agreed to a one-year vet minimum contract to remain with the team in June, Muscala will instead receive $3.5 million for 2022-23 and possibly a season beyond. He averaged 8.0 points and 3.0 rebounds in 13.8 minutes per contest last season, and he should continue to operate in a reserve role for the Thunder in 2022-23.
Trent Forrest UTA SG
Hawks' Trent Forrest: Signs two-way contract with ATL18h ago
Forrest signed a two-way contract with the Hawks on Monday, Brad Rowland of PeachtreeHoops.com reports.
Forrest appeared in 60 games for Utah last season and averaged 3.3 points, 1.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 12.8 minutes, but he was not extended a qualifying offer by the Jazz ahead of the deadline. With Trae Young, Dejounte Murray and Aaron Holiday likely garnering the majority of minutes at point guard, Forrest projects to be an emergency option in case one of the aforementioned trio suffer injuries.
Kent Bazemore LAL SF
Kings' Kent Bazemore: Signs with Kings1d ago
Bazemore signed a one-year contract with the Kings on Sunday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
Bazemore spent the 2021-22 season with the Lakers and averaged just 3.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 14.0 minutes per game. He'll attempt to bounce back on his one-year deal with Sacramento.
Moses Brown CLE C
Clippers' Moses Brown: Joining Clips for camp3d ago
Brown and the Clippers agreed on a training camp contract in July, Law Murray of The Athletic reports.
Brown -- undrafted out of UCLA in 2019 -- has bounced around the league. If he makes the Clippers' final roster, it will be his fifth team since debuting in November 2019. In his 92 career games, he's averaged 6.0 points and 5.8 rebounds in 14.1 minutes.
Gabriele Procida DET SF
Gabriele Procida: Inks deal with Alba Berlin3d ago
Procida signed a three-year contract with Alba Berlin in July, Florian Kurth of BasketNews reports.
Procida was selected by the Pistons with the 36th pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. He'll be stashed overseas to develop.
Pavel Zacha BOS C
Bruins' Pavel Zacha: Signs one-year deal with Boston13h ago
Zacha signed a one-year, $3.5 million deal with the Bruins on Monday to avoid arbitration, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
Zacha was traded to the Bruins in July after posting a career-high 36 points (15 goals and 21 assists) across 70 games for the Devils last season. The 25-year-old winger should have a good chance to once again produce double-digit goals and 35-plus points while skating in a middle-six role and receiving second-unit power-play minutes in 2022-23.
Nicolas Roy LV C
Golden Knights' Nicolas Roy: Inks five-year extension13h ago
Roy signed a five-year, $3 million AAV contract with Vegas on Monday.
Roy cashed in after a breakout 2021-22 campaign in which he set new career highs in goals (15), points (39), hits (85) and average ice time (16:16). He also put 145 shots on net and tallied 51 PIM through 78 games. The 25-year-old winger should maintain a spot in Vegas' middle six and see some power-play time for the next several seasons.
Lawson Crouse ARI LW
Coyotes' Lawson Crouse: Avoids arbitration, signs extension17h ago
Crouse (hand) signed a five-year, $21.5 million contract extension with the Coyotes on Monday, Arizona Coyotes Insider Craig Morgan reports.
The deal carries a cap hit of $4.3 million. Now 25, Crouse reached several new career highs last season with 20 goals, 34 points and 17:26 of average ice time over 65 games. He's expected to assume a full-time role in the team's top six and top power-play unit -- where he averaged 1:55 in 2021-22 -- but fantasy managers would be wise not to bank on a repeat of his 15.3 shooting percentage, which was well above his career mark of 10.4.
Mason Appleton WPG C
Jets' Mason Appleton: Signs with Winnipeg2d ago
Appleton signed a three-year deal with the Jets on Sunday, per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.
The deal will carry an AAV of $2.17 million. Appleton logged two goals and two assists in 19 games with Winnipeg after scoring 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) in 49 games with Seattle. The 26-year-old winger should slot into a middle-six role in 2022-23.
Tyler Benson EDM LW
Oilers' Tyler Benson: Re-signs with Edmonton3d ago
Benson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Oilers on Saturday, per Daniel Nugent-Bowman of The Athletic.
The deal is worth $750,000 at the NHL level. Benson logged a goal and an assist in 29 games with Edmonton last season. The 24-year-old winger will likely compete for a bottom-six role with the Oilers in training camp.
Keegan Kolesar LV RW
Golden Knights' Keegan Kolesar: Inks three-year extension3d ago
Kolesar (undisclosed) signed a three-year, $1.4 million AAV deal with Vegas on Friday.
Kolesar racked up 24 points and 246 hits through 77 games in his first season as an everyday skater for Vegas. The 25-year-old winger averaged 12:40 of ice time and should add a physical presence to the team's bottom-six for the duration of this contract. He underwent surgery this offseason and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for training camp.