1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols rejected the Cardinals' most recent offer and will announce Tuesday, Feb. 15, that he is ending negotiations until after the season. USA TODAY reported Pujols has said he does not want contract discussions to be a distraction to him or his teammates once he reports to spring training on Wednesday, Feb. 16.
1B | Kendry Morales | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Kendry Morales (leg) is fully recovered from a broken leg suffered in late May, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com. The switch-hitting Morales will be back to the middle of the order in 2011, and he now has OF Vernon Wells to provide some protection in the lineup.
1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins general manager Bill Smith said Friday, Feb. 11, that 1B Justin Morneau (concussion) has begun baseball activities, and he is expected to report to spring training with the rest of the position players Feb. 22, reports John Shipley, of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press. "He's doing well," Smith said. "He has begun baseball activity -- hitting, fielding, throwing -- and continues to work out and make good progress, so we look forward to seeing him in Fort Myers." Smith said the team wants Morneau ready by the April 1 regular season opener, while manager Ron Gardenhire added that he expects Morneau to be ready to play in spring games.
1B | James Loney | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a one-year, $4.875 million contract with 1B James Loney, according to Tony Jackson, of ESPNLosAngeles.com.
2B | Carlos Guillen | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers 2B Carlos Guillen (knee) arrived at camp Monday, Feb. 14, and said his knee feels good, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports. He hopes to start running this week or next.
2B | Scott Sizemore | Detroit Tigers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Carlos Guillen, Will Rhymes and Scott Sizemore all are equal candidates for the second-base job entering spring training, according to The Detroit News' Lynn Henning. "You can make a case for all of 'em," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said of Sizemore, Rhymes, and Guillen, "but you can't make a dominant case for any of 'em."
2B | Orlando Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians view IF Orlando Cabrera as a super utility infielder who would be capable of playing second base, shortstop or third base, according to Terry Pluto of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cabrera has never played third base at the major league level but the organization believes that shortstops can easily handle a move to second or third because they are less-demanding positions.
2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Fred Lewis, OF Jonny Gomes, OF Drew Stubbs and 2B Brandon Phillips are all legitimate options to hit leadoff, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay.
2B | Ronnie Belliard | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees finalized minor league contracts with 2B Ronnie Belliard, 3B Eric Chavez and RP Warner Madrigal Friday, Feb. 11, reports The Associated Press.
2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (foot) reported early to spring training camp Friday, Feb. 11, reports The Associated Press. Pedroia said his broken left foot is fully heaed. "My foot's repaired," Pedroia said. "There's a screw in there that's holding everything together. So, it's a ton better. I feel great. There's not going to be any setback or anything like that."
SS | Reese Havens | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets SS Reese Havens (rib) underwent surgery eight weeks ago to shave an inch off a rib that was rubbing against another rib on his left side and also irritating the oblique, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports. He started hitting last week and said he's getting close to 100 percent.
SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (knee) had arthroscopic knee surgery shortly after the 2010 season ended, a fact Aybar revealed this weekend. The Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett reports Aybar is already in Arizona for training. Aybar's surgery was described as a minor "clean-out" process and it is not expected to affect his spring preparations.
SS | Jed Lowrie | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox may carry an extra relief pitcher on the roster, according to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham. The team is pleased the versatility SS Jed Lowrie brings to the lineup, making the need for an extra infielder less.
SS | Osvaldo Martinez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SS Osvaldo Martinez, blocked at his natural position of shortstop by SS Hanley Ramirez, is likely to start the season at Triple-A New Orleans, reports Joe Frisaro, of MLB.com. The addition of 2B Omar Infante further decreases Martinez's chance of making the club out of spring training.
3B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has always liked Texas Rangers 3B Michael Young, so the White Sox may be a potential home for Young in a trade, according to The Chicago Tribune.
3B | Juan Francisco | Cincinnati Reds | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B/OF Juan Francisco may have an edge over 1B/OF Yonder Alonso for a spot on the 25-man roster because of the recent injury history of 3B Scott Rolen, according to Jeremy P. Kelley of the Dayton Daily News.
3B | Wes Helms | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
If Florida Marlins rookie 3B Matt Dominguez flames out as the starting third baseman in spring training, the team might use a platoon of 3Bs Greg Dobbs and Wes Helms, reports Joe Frisaro, of MLB.com.
3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez was taking grounders at the team's minor league complex Friday, Feb. 11, as he looks for a fresh start after several injury-plagued seasons, reports Bryan Hoch, of MLB.com. "That's the only reason why I'm here, to be honest with you," Chavez said. "I've tried everything else, seen all the doctors, done all the therapy. I'm just kind of hoping a change of scenery really does some good."
3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis will not be restricted during spring training because his thumb injury is completely healed, reports Peter Abraham, of The Boston Globe.
3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (knee) has been encouraged with the rehab from his knee injury but he will learn more about the stability of his knee once he begins lateral movements when he starts fielding ground balls, reports Mark Bowman, of MLB.com.
C | Raudy Read | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals have signed 17-year-old Dominican C Raudy Read for $130,000, according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.
C | Carlos Santana | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (knee) is recovered from left knee surgery, and he is back to full baseball activity in time for the start of spring training, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com.
OF | J.D. Drew | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF J.D. Drew (hamstring) has some left hamstring issues that manager Terry Francona expressed concern about, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. "It's something that he has voiced some concern about. I don't think he's real concerned about it. But it has been there. We'll certainly monitor it," Francona said. Drew has seen Dr. James Andrews about the issue and visited Boston to get checked out.
OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson feels more adjusted to his surroundings and believes this season will be better for him, according to The New York Daily News' Anthony McCarron. "I know the guys more, I know the facility more, the coaching staff more," Granderson said. "This year will be very similar in mentality to every other spring training except for last year. I'm excited about that. Everything is just normal again."
OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton said his offseason shoulder rehab went well, adding that the shoulder hasn't bothered him since the beginning of December, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic. Upton also claimed that he was not hurt by offseason trade rumors, although he was surprised.
OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is expected to play center field on a regular basis in the minor leagues, as a result of the parent club's offseason signing of Jayson Werth to play right field, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. "I think I play center field better than I do anywhere else," Harper said. "I have enough speed and enough reaction to know where the ball goes off the bat. Being around Tony Tarasco and my dad, who played center field, has been a big help for me. Whether it's left, center or right, I will play anywhere the Nationals need me."
OF | Jim Edmonds | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the St. Louis Cardinals and OF Jim Edmonds (foot) have not yet scheduled the physical he needs to take in order to finalize his minor league contract, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. General manager John Mozeliak called the agreement "open-ended" in order to allow Edmonds to recover from recent foot surgery. The physical could take place as early as next week.
OF | Randy Novas | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals have signed 16-year-old Dominican OF Randy Novas for $130,000, according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.
OF | Cory Sullivan | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Phillies signed free-agent OF Cory Sullivan (Astros) to a minor league contract Friday, Feb. 11, reports Todd Zolecki, of MLB.com. Sullivan will be in the team's minor league camp.
OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (ribs) is fully recovered from fractured ribs which forced him to the 15-day disabled list three times in 2010, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com. A healthy Ellsbury, with newcomer OF Carl Crawford, might form one of the most dangerous speed-threat combinations in recent memory.
OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (concussion) is fully recovered from a concussions suffered last season, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com. Bay is ready to report to the team's spring complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and he is back to focusing purely on baseball and the plate adjustments it will take for him to regain his power stroke.
OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore (knee) has resumed baseball activities at the team's spring training complex, and he is expected to play in Cactus League games by mid-March, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com. His status for Opening Day is still in doubt, but the Indians hope to have a healthy Sizemore making an impact at the top of the order some time in the regular season's first few weeks.
OF | Milton Bradley | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Milton Bradley won't face criminal chargers stemming from his arrest in January, reports Greg Johns, of MLB.com. Bradley's attorney released a statement Friday, Feb. 11, saying the allegations against Bradley were investigated by both the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles City Attorney's Office and both agencies determined there was no basis to file charges from the Jan. 18 incident at the player's home.
OF | Raul Ibanez | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Raul Ibanez is hopeful of having a rebound season after a disappointing 2010 campaign, reports The Associated Press. Ibanez had offseason sports hernia surgery coming into 2010, and never appeared to be himself. This offseason, the veteran has focused on strengthening his legs and his core, which will help with his balance at the plate. "When you fall short of what your personal expectations are or what your teams expectations are, it is definitely a strong motivating factor," Ibanez said.
OF | Mike Cameron | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox OF Mike Cameron will not be restricted during spring training because his groin injury is healed, reports Peter Abraham, of The Boston Globe.
OF | Martin Prado | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Martin Prado (oblique, hip) will be able participate with pitchers and catchers once spring training starts since he ended last season with an injury, reports Mark Bowman, of MLB.com. Prado likely will use the extra time to get a better feel of playing in left field.
OF | Justin Ruggiano | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays outrighted OF Leslie Anderson and OF Justin Ruggiano to Triple-A Durham, the St. Petersburg Times' Marc Topkin reports.
SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals SP Chien-Ming Wang (shoulder) is throwing off flat ground from about 60 feet Monday, Feb. 14, The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports.
SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia said he dropped 25 pounds in the offseason, SI.com's Jon Heyman reports.
SP | Darwin Castillo | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals completed the paperwork Saturday, Feb. 12, on their $300,000 signing of SP Darwin Castillo. The Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton reports Castillo was one of the starters last month in the Dominican Prospect League All-Star Game.
SP | Jarrod Washburn | Retired Players | Fantasy
Several MLB general managers claim that former Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Detroit Tigers SP Jarrod Washburn would only return to baseball if he is given a fairly sizable major league contract, according to Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe. He would prefer to stay in the Midwest if he made a comeback, pitching for a team such as the Milwaukee Brewers or Minnesota Twins.
SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is considering using a four-man rotation early in the season with the uncertainty surrounding SP Jake Peavy (lat), according to Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. The team has two off days in the first 14 games of the regular season and would only require the use of a fifth starter on April 10 and April 21. In this scenario, P Chris Sale would remain in the bullpen and the team would use Jeff Gray, Lucas Harrell or Philip Humber on days when a fifth starter is necessary.
SP | Zach Duke | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said SP Zach Duke may arrive to spring training camp late because his wife is expecting a baby soon, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.
SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies Ps Kyle Kendrick and Vance Worley will be stretched out as starting pitchers during spring training, even though pitching coach Rich Dubee said SP Joe Blanton has already secured the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation, according to David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News.
SP | Jeff Suppan | San Francisco Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants have one bullpen spot open, according to The San Jose Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly. RP Guillermo Mota and RP Jeff Suppan are the favorites to vie for this spot.
SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SPs Bronson Arroyo, Edinson Volquez and Johnny Cueto are in the rotation to start 2011, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay. SPs Homer Bailey, Travis Wood and Mike Leake will compete for the last two spots. "It's pretty much between them," Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said. "We'll also get Sam LeCure and Matt Maloney ready to give us some depth."
SP | Mat Latos | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Mat Latos will not have any innings limits put on him this season, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center. "There will be no hard numbers in regards to his innings pitched. We will monitor him, just as we do all our pitchers. At any time, any pitcher can be backed off. We saw it with pitchers beside Mat last season," manager Bud Black said.
SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Geren has four-fifths of his pitching rotation set with SPs Trevor Cahill, Brett Anderson, Gio Gonzalez and Dallas Braden, according to The Oakland Tribune's Joe Stiglich. Geren is looking for a fifth starter, and SP Josh Outman or SP Rich Harden could fill that role.
SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SPs Chris Carpenter, Kyle Lohse and Jake Westbrook all threw side sessions Saturday, Feb. 12, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold. It is their last session before official workouts begin Monday, Feb. 14.
SP | Ian Snell | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Ian Snell may not automatically be going to Triple-A Memphis at the end of spring training. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold reports Snell will begin spring as a starter but may be converted for the long-relief opening in the bullpen.
SP | Kevin Millwood | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians are reportedly not willing to offer free-agent SP Kevin Millwood (Orioles) a one-year contract worth $4 million, according to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
SP | Jeremy Bonderman | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians remain interested in signing free-agent SP Jeremy Bonderman (Tigers), if he is willing to sign a minor league contract, according to Paul Hoynes of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.
SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright is scheduled to start the first exhibition game of spring training on Monday, Feb. 28, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold.
SP | Livan Hernandez | Washington Nationals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Nationals pitching coach Steve McCatty told The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore the Nationals rotation has four favorites out front in SPs Livan Hernandez, John Lannan, Jason Marquis and Jordan Zimmermann. After that, everything is fluid. "I can't say those four are set in stone," McCatty said. "I don't want to make it seem like that. Those are the names that have come up in discussions." SP Tom Gorzelanny has been mentioned as a possible fifth starter.
SP | A.J. Burnett | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild believes SP A.J. Burnett can be turned around for the 2011 season, according to Anthony McCarron of The New York Daily News. "He's a guy who's had success, he's a guy with good stuff," Rothschild said. "His arm is healthy and his head's in a good spot."
SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein is pleased with the condition of SPs Josh Beckett, John Lackey and Daisuke Matsuzaka, who were playing catch at the team's spring facility Friday, Feb. 11, reports Peter Abraham, of The Boston Globe. "It's nice to see these guys out here," Epstein said. "Every single one of them looks to be in improved condition."
SP | Jeff Francis | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Jeff Francise (shoulder) deal with shoulder injuries in 2010 with the Colorado Rockies, limiting his effectiveness, but he is healthy heading into spring training, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com. "Our medical team is comfortable with where he is," general manager Dayton Moore said. "He pitched last year and finished the season on the active list. Your first year back, you're always going to have some potential uncertainties, but those fears have been removed and we're very comfortable moving forward and having him as part of our rotation."
SP | Erik Bedard | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Erik Bedard (shoulder) is recovered from a left shoulder injury which cost him all of 2010, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com.
SP | Brad Penny | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Brad Penny (back) is expected to be used as the team's No. 5 starter, as he looks to bounce back from a back injury which limited him to nine starts in 2010 with the St. Louis Cardinals, reports Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com.
SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Friday, Feb. 11, that SP Johan Santana (shoulder) has started throwing a baseball at his home in Fort Myers, Fla., reports Anthony DiComo, of MLB.com. Warthen said Santana has played catch three times, his first throwing activity since September surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder.
SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks started a throwing program well before pitchers and catchers are to report to spring training in Arizona, reports Mark Gonzales, of the Chicago Tribune. Danks added five pounds, and said his weight is distributed better. "I started working out before Thanksgiving," Danks said. "I'm trying to put myself in position to pitch a few more complete games this year." Danks agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal in mid-January to avoid arbitration.
SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees finalized minor league contracts with SPs Bartolo Colon and Freddy Garcia Friday, Feb. 11, as well as RP Luis Ayala, reports The Associated Press.
SP | Jeremy Sowers | Cleveland Indians | Injury
Cleveland Indians SP Jeremy Sowers (shoulder) had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff Monday, Feb. 7, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports. He's out nine to 12 months and will rehab at home instead of with the team this spring.
SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said he sees SP Jenrry Mejia as a reliever long term, but Mejia will work out as a starter for now, The Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough reports.
RP | Mike Gonzalez | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Mike Gonzalez said he's OK with being a setup man this season, The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports. "My role has changed, but I feel good about the situation," Gonzalez said. "I'm at the point right now where I feel that I want to prove in any way possible that I'm good and I'm healthy, and it's more myself than anything else."
RP | Tyler Yates | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Tyler Yates (elbow) is fully recovered from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to have limitations this spring, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports.
RP | Chris Bootcheck | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed RP Chris Bootcheck (Pirates) to a minor league contract, with an invitation to spring training, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.
RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The agent for Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Marmol met with general manager Jim Hendry Sunday, Feb. 13, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times. A multi-year deal with Marmol is expected to be announced Monday, Feb. 14.
RP | Manny Delcarmen | Seattle Mariners | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP Manny Delcarmen may be in the mix with RPs Brandon League and Chris Ray to close games while RP David Aardsma (hip) is sidelined, according to Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times.
RP | Chad Durbin | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners are reportedly interested in free-agent RP Chad Durbin (Phillies), according to Jon Paul Morosi and Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Baseball sources also claim that the Tampa Bay Rays may be interested but the Minnesota Twins are not pursuing him.
RP | Sergio Escalona | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros agreed to terms on one-year contracts with three pitchers Friday, Feb. 11, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com. The Astros signed RPs Sergio Escalona ($417,000), Arcenio Leon ($414,000) and Henry Villar ($416,500).
RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell (shoulder) isn't expected to return until May or June from surgery on his left shoulder, MLB.com's Bill Chastain reports. Howell figures to join the mix in the team's potential closer-by-committee approach during the season.
RP | Juan Rincon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent RP Juan Rincon (Rockies) to a minor league contract as a non-roster invitee to spring training, the Los Angeles Times' Steve Dilbeck reports.
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