Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 7, 2011 @ 08:58:17 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (concussion) looked good while making running catches looking into the sun on pop-up drills Monday, March 7, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Joe Christensen reports.

1B | Derrek Lee | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles 1B Derrek Lee (thumb, wrist) hit soft toss Sunday, March 6, and could make his spring debut Wednesday, March 9, The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports. Lee has been experiencing general soreness in his right wrist that he says was caused by all the activity he was doing to come back from offseason surgery on his thumb. He was supposed to debut Saturday, March 5, before the wrist soreness surfaced.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (shoulder) returns to the lineup at first base Monday, March 7, MLB.com's Bill Ladson reports.

1B | Jake Fox | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Jake Fox is 7-for-13 with three home runs and five RBI this spring.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Sunday, March 6, reports Greg Johns, of MLB.com. However, Smoak made an impressive leaping snag of a hard line drive. Smoak is just 2-for-15 (.133) with six strikeouts and one RBI in five Cactus League games.

1B | Daric Barton | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 1B Daric Barton (calf) left the Cactus League game Sunday, March 6, in the fourth inning due to a calf contusion, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com. Barton was injured during a collision at first base with San Diego Padres 3B Logan Forsythe.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez (shoulder) took 25 swings during batting practice Sunday, March 6, according to MLB.com's Ian Browne. The team will continue monitoring him on a daily basis and it appears possible that he could make his Grapefruit League debut later this week.

1B | James Loney | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B James Loney (knee) will undergo an MRI exam on his left knee Saturday, March 5, according to Tony Jackson of ESPNLosAngeles.com. He has been experiencing mild tightness for several days while stretching, although it hasn't bothered him while playing. Loney will be examined by team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

1B | Kendry Morales | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Kendry Morales (leg) said Friday, March 4, that he is "very unlikely" to be ready for Opening Day, reports Jon Heyman, of SI.com.


Second Baseman

2B | Carlos Guillen | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland has said 2B Carlos Guillen (leg) will handle second-base duties if he recovers in time for the regular season, reports MLB.com's Jason Beck.

2B | Kevin Frandsen | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Kevin Frandsen is bidding to land an infield utility job, but he isn't helping himself, reports Don Norcross, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Frandsen was hitless in two at-bats Sunday, March 6, and he is 0-for-12 on the spring.

2B | Jason Donald | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Indians 3B Jason Donald (hand) suffered a bruised left hand Saturday, May 5, after being hit by a pitch from Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd, according to The Associated Press. X-rays were negative and he will likely miss several days to allow the swollen hand to heal.

2B | Tony Abreu | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are open to trading IF Tony Abreu and RP Carlos Rosa, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.

2B | Tsuyoshi Nishioka | Minnesota Twins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Tsuyoshi Nishioka will be his regular second baseman and Alexi Casilla will be his regular shortstop, according to Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Nishioka said he was more comfortable playing second base and Gardenhire preferred using Casilla at shortstop.

2B | Cristian Guzman | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent 2B Cristian Guzman (Rangers) will miss at least the first half of the 2011 season because of undisclosed family issues, according to The Sports Network. Agent Stanley King said there is a possibility that he could miss the entire season if the issues are not resolved in a timely fashion. Two unidentified National League teams were said to be interested in Guzman.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Breaking, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) received a cortisone injection in his right knee Friday, March 4, after his condition failed to improve following a week of rest, according to Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The team won't know for several days if the shot is able to alleviate the pain. The injury could be worse than initially imagined, although doctors have not said anything to Utley indicating that.

2B | Aaron Hill | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill's (quadriceps) quadriceps injury is no longer bothering him, but the team wants to keep him out of spring action for another few days, according to the Toronto Sun's Ken Fidlin. "It's not a big deal," Hill said. "Today was a case of getting here, testing it and (the training staff) said if it's not 100 percent, we don't want you playing." The only time his leg bothers him is when he goes to make an explosive first step.

2B | Eric Young Jr. | Colorado Rockies | Injury
Colorado Rockies 2B Eric Young Jr. (leg) is targeted to make his debut March 12, The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck reports.


Shortstop

SS | Reid Brignac | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Reid Brignac (groin) said his groin tightness has subsided, and he feels 10 times better, the St. Petersburg Times' Marc Topkin reports. He should be back in the lineup in a few days.

SS | Alexi Casilla | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SS Alexi Casilla (ankle) tweaked his left ankle running the bases Sunday, March 6, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Casilla will miss a day or two.

SS | Cliff Pennington | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SS Cliff Pennington (shoulder) made his Cactus League debut Sunday, March 6, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com. Pennington is still building up intensity from the right side of the plate after surgery to repair a torn labrum in mid-October. "It's getting better," Pennington said. "The right side, it's taking longer, but it's getting there." Pennington has also been instructed not to dive for balls on defense.

SS | Alcides Escobar | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar (arm) is expected to be sidelined for several days after a bug bite caused an infection on his right arm, according to The Associated Press. Manager Ned Yost said Escobar's arm was swollen and had red streaks after he scratched it. He is being treated with antibiotics.

SS | Jed Lowrie | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Jed Lowrie made his first start at first base Friday, March 4, against the New York Yankees, reports Ian Browne and Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com. Lowrie is expected to take on a super utility role for the Red Sox this season. "He's a shortstop by trade, so he certainly doesn't have a tough time catching the ball," manager Terry Francona said. "Reacting off the play is still a little new to him, but he's all right there."

SS | Ronny Cedeno | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Ronny Cedeno (finger) is not expected to sit out of spring action long after suffering through a sore right middle finger, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. Cedeno's main problem is gripping the bat. He is 0-for-11 this spring and is battling some timing issues at the plate.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (heel) will sit out of the team's game Friday, March 4, and Saturday, March 5, after bruising his right heel Thursday, March 4, according to The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck. "I have never done that before. It was weird," Tulowitzki said. "It might be a little sore. But it's nothing to be worried about."


Third Baseman

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (ankle) is in the lineup at third base Monday, March 7, according to the team's official Twitter page. It's his spring debut.

3B | Mat Gamel | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said 3B Mat Gamel (oblique) took 25 dry swings Sunday, March 6, without incident, reports Adam McCalvy, of MLB.com.

3B | Greg Dobbs | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez said 3B Greg Dobbs (knee) is expected to start Sunday, March 6, after an MRI exam on his right knee revealed no structural damage, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre (calf) is scheduled to resume fielding grounders Sunday, March 6, according to Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas.com. He will continue hitting but will not do any running. Beltre is not expected to play in any spring training games before Thursday, March 10.

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley said Friday, March 4, that if he continues to struggle batting right-handed, that he would consider only batting from the left side, reports Dan Hayes, of the North County Times. However, he plans to continue switch-hitting for now. "It's frustrating because I know I'm a lot better from that side of the plate than I've shown," Headley said.

3B | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Mark Trumbo is a candidate to play first base early in the regular season if 1B Kendry Morales (leg) is not ready, reports Jon Heyman, of SI.com.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (knee), who went 1-for-4 with a single as the designated hitter Friday, March 4, could serve as the DH again Saturday, March 5, and return to third base Sunday, March 6, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

3B | Ian Stewart | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Ian Stewart's (knee) knee checked out fine Friday, March 4, and he even hit off a tee, according to The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck. Stewart is hoping to play in games again early next week.


Catcher

C | Steven Hill | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals reassigned C Nick Derba, C Steven Hill, C Audry Perez, C Robert Stock and P Scott McGregor to minor league camp, USAToday.com reports.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (knee) and OF Delmon Young (toe) will only take batting practice Monday, March 7, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Joe Christensen reports.

C | Gregg Zaun | Retired Players | Transaction
San Diego Padres C Gregg Zaun has announced his retirement, SI.com's Jon Heyman reports.

C | John Jaso | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso (hip) is in the lineup at catcher Monday, March 7, the St. Petersburg Times' Marc Topkin reports.

C | Josh Bard | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
With Seattle Mariners C Miguel Olivo (groin) out at least a week or two, backup Cs Josh Bard, Chris Gimenez and Adam Moore will get an opportunity to show what they can do, reports Greg Johns, of MLB.com

C | Miguel Olivo | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Miguel Olivo (groin) will be sidelined at least one to two weeks due to a strained groin injury suffered Saturday, March 5, reports Greg Johns, of MLB.com. Olivo said he'll then begin riding a bike and working in a pool to see how the injury progresses. Olivo had an MRI Sunday, March 6, but manager Eric Wedge said the results won't be known until Monday, March 7.

C | Jesus Montero | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Jesus Montero (hand) remained in the game Saturday, March 5, after getting hit in the hand by a foul ball, according to The Star-Ledger's Marc Carig.

C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Russell Martin (knee) caught five innings Friday, March 4, in his first action behind the plate this spring, reports Bryan Hoch, of MLB.com. "Honestly, I wouldn't have been out there if I did feel anything," Martin said. "In all the drills, I've been pushing it pretty hard just to make srue that I would be ready for game situations. It felt good."

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann, who is now down to 220 pounds, is more muscular and generally in better shape this year, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Carroll Rogers. McCann changed his diet and cut out energy drinks and replaced them with water.

C | Eli Whiteside | San Francisco Giants | Injury
San Francisco Giants C Eli Whiteside (elbow) threw long toss for the second straight day Friday, March 4, and is hoping to return to games early next week, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger. Whiteside said the inflammation in his elbow has subsided and he expects to throw more this weekend.

C | Jorge Posada | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team still has no plans to use C Jorge Posada behind the plate in spring games, even after the injury to C Francisco Cervelli (foot), according to The Associated Press. Cs Jesus Montero, Austin Romine and Gustavo Molina are competing to serve as C Russell Martin's backup.

C | Anel De Los Santos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Anel De Los Santos (thumb) will be out for eight to 10 weeks after tearing a ligament in his left thumb, according to MLB.com's Lyle Spencer.

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Injury
Updating a previous item, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (foot) is likely to need six to eight weeks before he can return, which means he would miss the first month of the season, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews.

C | Yorvit Torrealba | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Yorvit Torrealba (back) is feeling better and plans to catch Saturday, March 5, after missing his last two starts with back stiffness, according to ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan.


Outfielder

OF | Magglio Ordonez | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez (hamstring) and OF Brennan Boesch (back) stayed behind at camp to work out while the team went on the road Monday, March 7, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

OF | Carlos Beltran | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating earlier reports, New York Mets OF Carlos Beltran (knee) is using his day off to take batting practice, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports.

OF | Mike Stanton | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Florida Marlins OF Mike Stanton (quadriceps) is taking batting practice and playing catch with the team, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez reports. He's not cleared to begin running yet.

OF | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Lance Berkman (elbow) is in the lineup for the third straight day as the designated hitter Monday, March 7, FOXSportsMidwest.com's B.J. Rains reports.

OF | Xavier Nady | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Xavier Nady (elbow) could move to first base if his throwing arm doesn't improve, and OFs Gerardo Parra and Wily Mo Pena could split time in left field, The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp still has the green light to steal after being caught 15 times in 34 tries last season, the Los Angeles Times' Bill Shaikin reports.

OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (groin) returned to the lineup Sunday, March 6, after missing three games with a sore groin, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien reports. Heyward was forced to slide in a close play at home plate and said his groin was fine afterwards. He's in the lineup again Monday, March 7.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Florida Marlins 2B Chris Coghlan (knee) is scheduled to play his second game in as many days Monday, March 7, for the first time this spring, the Palm Beach Post's Joe Capozzi reports.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton spent a couple days this winter getting batting tips from Hall of Famer Rod Carew, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney. "He's got a great track record," Upton said. "He had some good things to say. He said he'd been watching me for a while and, so to speak, threw his two cents in."

OF | Johnny Damon | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon briefly thought about a return to the New York Yankees as a spare outfielder before deciding it wasn't a good fit, according to The New York Daily News' Peter Botte. "I'm not ready to be a part-time player in this game. I feel like I have a few more years of playing every day. A few years from now, say three or four years from now, that will be more of my role," Damon said.

OF | Andres Torres | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy does not want OF Andres Torres (oblique) to hit from the right side yet, reports Andrew Baggarly, of the San Jose Mercury News. Torres entered the game Sunday, March 6, as a pinch hitter and he finished up in center field. At the plate, Torres was 1-for-2 with a run scored.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (oblique) had a minor setback during outfield drills Saturday, March 5, and he said he expects to miss the original two-week projection for his recovery from a strained rib cage muscle, reports Adam McCalvy, of MLB.com. "Two weeks would have been nice," Hart said. "But I think we definitely might be a little longer. I don't know any timetable. Those things can last two weeks or a month."

OF | Chris Dickerson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OFs Brandon Boggs, Chris Dickerson, Mark Kotsay and Jeremy Reed might be used in some combination if OF Corey Hart (oblique) is forced to miss time into the regular season, reports Adam McCalvy, of MLB.com.

OF | Aaron Rowand | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Aaron Rowand (groin) tweaked his groin Saturday, according to manager Bruce Bochy, reports Andrew Baggarly, of the San Jose Mercury News. Bochy said Rowand will likely miss two to three days.

OF | Jai Miller | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Jai Miller went 1-for-4 with a walk and two more RBI Sunday, March 6, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com. Miller is now 5-for-12 with six walks, six RBI and four stolen bases in eight spring games.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (hand) will be examined in Philadelphia by hand specialist Randall Culp Monday, March 7, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. If he agrees with the initial X-rays that revealed a fracture, Brown could undergo surgery as soon as Tuesday, March 8.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper collected his first Grapefruit League RBI with an eighth-inning single against the New York Yankees Saturday, March 5, according to The Associated Press. He is 2-for-10 this spring.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (head) could return to the starting lineup Monday, March 7, after missing five games because of concussion-like symptoms, according to The Associated Press. He hit his head on a post on the outfield fence during pregame workouts Wednesday, March 2, which resulted in Maybin suffering from blurry vision and headaches for three days. He took 50-60 swings in the batting cage Saturday, March 5, and took live batting practice Sunday, March 6.

OF | Laynce Nix | Washington Nationals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said OF Laynce Nix faces an "uphill battle" regarding making the Opening Day roster because of the team's outfield depth, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. "He has some history that indicates that he is not a minor league ballplayer," Riggleman said. "He is a big league ballplayer. We are going to get a good look at him and (he will) compete for a spot. But the competition is pretty good with (Michael) Morse, (Roger) Bernadina, (Rick) Ankiel and Nyjer (Morgan)."

OF | Nyjer Morgan | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Nyjer Morgan was batting .077 (1-for-13) entering play Sunday, March 6, but manager Jim Riggleman is not concerned because he has been making adjustments to his swing, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson. Riggleman also said that Morgan has been using one at-bat in every game to focus exclusively on bunting.

OF | Frank Catalanotto | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Frank Catalanotto (Mets) said he is through with playing, although not officially retired, according to David Lennon of Newsday. He has a part-time coaching job with Team Italy and is reportedly in demand for television and radio broadcasting jobs.

OF | Cody Ross | San Francisco Giants | Injury
San Francisco Giants OF Cody Ross (wrist) was hit on the left wrist by a pitch Friday, March 4, but he remained in the game, reports Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com.

OF | Marcus Thames | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Marcus Thames (heel) participated in outfield drills Friday, March 4, and he served as designated hitter in the Cactus League game against the San Francisco Giants, reports Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com. Manager Don Mattingly said new spikes irritated his heel, but the injury is much improved. He was also hit on top of the right hand by a pitch, but he was not injured.

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cleveland Indians | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians are hopeful of signing OF Shin-Soo Choo, who can become a free agent after the 2013 season, to a long-term contract, reports Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com. As far as Choo's expectations for 2011, he responded, "Playoffs. That's it. Nothing else is important to me." The team avoided arbitration with Choo in January, signing him to a one-year, $3.975 million contract.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton, who will spend the majority of the year in left field, said he would rather play center field, according to ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan. "You have more chances to do that," Hamilton said. "I love to play defense more than anything. I love taking away from other people - not in a bad-guy sense, just having fun. Center field gives you more opportunities to do that. But, like I said, I'm going to play where they put me and I don't think about it too much."

OF | Jason Kubel | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Jason Kubel went 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the team's spring game Friday, March 4, and is hitting .545 in four games, according to MLB.com's Kelly Thesier.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold and 1B Jake Fox both launched their fourth home runs of the spring against the Detroit Tigers Friday, March 4, according to The Baltimore Sun's Peter Schmuck.

OF | Colby Rasmus | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus recorded three hits, an RBI and a stolen base in the team's Grapefruit League game Friday, March 4, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold.

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore (knee) caught fly balls and fielded grounders during a team workout Friday, March 4, according to The Associated Press' Tom Withers. Sizemore also increased his speed during his agility drills.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay spent the offseason tinkering with his batting stance in order to rebound from a disappointing 2010 season, according to The Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough. Bay is now holding his bat at a 45-degree angle on his back shoulder and his feet are lined up evenly. Last year, he held his bat upright in the air, with his right shoulder rotation, and his feet uneven. Bay worked with his former hitting coach in Pittsburgh, Don Long, to simplify his swing.

OF | Milton Bradley | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Milton Bradley is being accused of spousal abuse after allegedly throwing a glass at his wife, which shattered on her head and caused a gash, on New Year's Eve, according to SportingNews.com's Anthony Witrado.

OF | Alfredo Amezaga | Colorado Rockies | Injury
Colorado Rockies IF/OF Alfredo Amezaga (calf/toe) is limited by a sore calf and big toe, The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck reports.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Aaron Cook | Colorado Rockies | Injury
Updating previous reports, Colorado Rockies SP Aaron Cook (shoulder) said his arm felt good when he got to camp, The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck reports. He has responded to a cortisone shot and will play catch Monday, March 7.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia is throwing a side session Monday, March 7, with pitching coach Larry Rothschild watching closely, The Star-Ledger's Marc Carig reports. Sabathia had a poor outing over the weekend.

SP | Andrew Brackman | New York Yankees | Injury
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees SP Andrew Brackman (groin) is set to make his spring debut Tuesday, March 8, Newsday's Erik Boland reports.

SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals reassigned SP Shelby Miller and 3B Zack Cox, two of the team's top prospects, to minor league camp, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel reports.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (hamstring) said he still felt a minor tug in his leg during a bullpen session Sunday, March 6, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel reports. Carpenter said he'll be fine for Opening Day.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles SPs Justin Duchscherer (hip) and Brian Matusz (finger) will pitch Tuesday, March 8, against the Philadelphia Phillies, The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec reports. It will be Duchscherer's spring debut.

SP | Jeremy Hellickson | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson (hamstring) threw 34 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, March 6, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports. He'll throw another bullpen session Tuesday, March 8, and Hellickson could make his spring debut Friday, March 11.

SP | Brandon Webb | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Brandon Webb threw 62 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, March 6, and he hopes to throw to hitters after one more bullpen session, reports Jesse Sanchez, of MLB.com. "My arm is fine, but I was a little wild," Webb said. He added that his velocity is probably at about 75 percent.

SP | Joe Saunders | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Joe Saunders was pounded for four earned runs, six hits and a walk in two innings Sunday, March 6, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Saunders, who was hopeful to start Opening Day, has now allowed 10 runs in 5 2/3 innings this spring.

SP | Nate Robertson | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Nate Robertson was pounded for for earned runs, four hits and two walks in three innings Sunday, March 6, against the San Francisco Giants, reports Greg Johns, of MLB.com. Robertson is trying to win a roster and rotation spot as a non-roster invitee. "Spring training is a tuneup for everybody, but you have to make your impressions," Robertson said. "I'm not going to go home happy about [today]. But you walk off the field and I've got my health. Now it's just a matter of getting things tightened up, working on it and putting it into play."

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez will make his first Cactus League start Monday, March 7, reports Greg Johns, of MLB.com. By starting Monday, Hernandez will be on scheduled to pitch every fifth day up until Opening Day April 1 against the Oakland Athletics.

SP | Tyson Ross | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Tyson Ross allowed four hits in three scoreless innings Sunday, March 6, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two walks in three hitless innings Sunday, March 6, against the Milwaukee Brewers, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com. Gonzalez also struck out five batters. "I wanted to go out there and pound the strike zone as quickly as possible," Gonzalez said. "I'm finding a groove, building confidence."

SP | Josh Outman | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Josh Outman, who is in the running for the fifth starter job, was pounded for four earned runs, five hits and three walks in just 1 1/3 innings Sunday, March 6, against the San Diego Padres, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com.

SP | Aaron Poreda | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Aaron Poreda walked four batters in just two-thirds of an inning Saturday, March 5, against the Chicago Cubs.

SP | Wade LeBlanc | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Wade LeBlanc had an awful stat line Saturday, March 5, in a loss against the Chicago Cubs, reports Don Norcross, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. LeBlanc allowed four earned runs, eight hits and a walk in 2 2/3 innings, but his manager thought he wasn't as poor as the numbers indicate. "Actually, I think Wade's stuff was good," manager Bud Black said. "They stayed on some pitches and went the other way."

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (shoulder) has yet to make an appearance in a Cactus League game due to what manager Bud Black continues to refer to as a "cranky left shoulder," reports Don Norcross, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Black said Richard probably will not start a game before Friday, March 11.

SP | Mat Latos | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Mat Latos allowed three earned runs, two hits and two walks in two-thirds of an inning Sunday, March 6, against the Oakland Athletics. He has allowed three earned runs in two spring innings with six walks and no strikeouts in his two appearances.

SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman believes SP Chien-Ming Wang (shoulder) could return to action in May, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain (elbow) said his elbow felt fine after he threw curveballs and changeups off flat ground Sunday, March 6, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, March 7.

SP | Manny Parra | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
An MRI exam on Milwaukee Brewers SP Manny Parra (back) revealed no structural damage, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. He will continue receiving treatment for his stiff back.

SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said SP Nick Blackburn is in the team's starting rotation, meaning that SPs Scott Baker and Kevin Slowey are battling for the No. 5 spot, according to MLB.com's Kelly Thesier.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (back) said he was fine after being hit by a line drive Friday, March 4, although he had a baseball-sized welt on his back, according to The Associated Press. "Better safe than sorry," Garza said. "It's that time of year where it's not that important. Of course, I wanted to go back out there being a competitor, but team first is the way it should be. I finished up in the bullpen and got my 50-60 pitches in. I felt good."

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed seven runs (five earned) over three innings in his start against the Florida Marlins Saturday, March 5, with two walks, one strikeout and one home run allowed, according to Gordon Edes of ESPNBoston.com. After his outing, Matsuzaka said he was working on a cut fastball with more speed and break, as well as a harder change-up with more tilt.

SP | Anthony Reyes | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Indians SP Anthony Reyes (elbow) is expected to throw a bullpen session Sunday, March 6, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian. It is still unknown when he will make his spring training debut.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano made his spring debut in a minor league "B" game Friday, March 4, reports Kelly Thesier, of MLB.com. Liriano worked two innings, allowing a run, three hits and two walks while hitting a batter. "I wasn't able to locate my fastball today," Liriano said. "I think I was overthrowing. It was my first outing, and I think I was pretty excited to be out there throwing."

SP | Joel Pineiro | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Joel Pineiro is scheduled to start Saturday, March 5, according to Lyle Spencer, of MLB.com.

SP | Scott Kazmir | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Scott Kazmir allowed two hits and a walk in three scoreless innings Friday, March 4, against the Chicago White Sox, reports Lyle Spencer, of MLB.com. "It's getting there," Kazmir said. "I wouldn't say the weight is completely off. We haven't even gotten to the regular season. It just feels better in the bullpen."

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett (head) threw approximately 40 pitches in a simulated game Friday, March 4, and he is on track to make his next Grapefruit League start Tuesday, March 8, reports Ian Browne and Anthony Castrovince, of MLB.com. "I'm actually good," said Beckett. "I'm really sore on the left side of my head, my jaw, and stuff like that. I think I'm pretty much back to normal."

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz allowed one hit and two walks with two strikeouts in three scoreless innings against the New York Yankees Friday, March 4. Buchholz has allowed just one hit in five scoreless innings over two spring appearances.

SP | Bartolo Colon | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Bartolo Colon allowed just two hits in three scoreless innings with five strikeouts Friday, March 4. Colon has allowed just one earned run in five spring innings with five strikeouts over two spring starts.

SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito allowed one earned run, two hits and a walk with two strikeouts in three innings Friday, March 4, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to work four innings in his second Cactus League appearance Saturday, March 5, reports Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com.

SP | Jon Garland | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Jon Garland allowed one unearned run and one hit with two strikeouts in three innings against the San Francisco Giants Friday, March 4.

SP | Dana Eveland | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers reassigned SP Dana Eveland (hamstring) to the Minor League camp Friday, March 4, reports Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com.

SP | David Huff | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SPs Jeanmar Gomez and David Huff will each start Saturday, March 5, in split-squad games, reports Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com. The two pitchers are competing with SP Josh Tomlin for the fifth starter spot. Gomez will face the Seattle Mariners, while Huff will meet the Chicago White Sox.

SP | Julio Teheran | Atlanta Braves | Injury
Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran (back) threw a live batting practice session Friday, March 4, and could see game action soon, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

SP | Mike Minor | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor struggled to control his curveball and changeup in his spring outing Friday, March 4, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman. "The changeup and curve both felt good," Minor said. "I just couldn't throw the changeup for strikes. It had good depth and break from my end. They just weren't swinging at it."

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez (thumb), who has dealt with a thumb infection before because of the way he holds the baseball with force against his hand, said he does not expect his latest thumb ailment to be a lingering problem, according to MLB.com's Thomas Harding.

SP | C.J. Wilson | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP C.J. Wilson gave up three runs and five hits while walking two and striking out one against the Oakland Athletics Friday, March 4, according to ESPNDallas.com's Jeff Caplan.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (lat) mixed in breaking balls and fastballs during his spring debut Friday, March 4, and reached 92 mph on the radar gun, according to ESPNChicago.com's Melissa Isaacson. Peavy hovered around 90-91 mph for the majority of his outing. He is scheduled to start again Wednesday, March 9.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy gave up just one hit in three shutout innings against the Washington Nationals Friday, March 4, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.

SP | Jason Marquis | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Jason Marquis hurled three shutout innings and gave up just one hit in spring action Friday, March 4, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.

SP | Javier Vazquez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Javier Vazquez allowed one run in three effective innings against the New York Mets Friday, March 4, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro. Vazquez gave up three hits while striking out three hitters. He topped out at 90 mph, but was around 88-89 mph for much of his outing.

SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello tossed three shutout innings in spring action Friday, March 4, and recorded five of his nine outs on ground balls, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse threw 30 of his 41 pitches for strikes during his outing Friday, March 4, in which he gave up one run in three innings, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold. Lohse gave up two hits in his outing.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Chris Young allowed one unearned run and two hits while walking two and striking out one in three innings Friday, March 4, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. Young has not given up an earned run in five innings this spring.

SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics P Rich Harden (shoulder) threw from 80 feet Friday, March 4, and manager Bob Geren said it went well, the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser reports. He'll throw again Saturday, March 5, at a greater distance.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Leo Nunez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Major League Baseball umpire Angel Hernandez told Florida Marlins manager Edwin Rodriguez that RP Leo Nunez's slider is among the best he has seen, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Juan C. Rodriguez reports. Nunez tinkered with the pitch in the offseason. Instead of throwing it with a typical slider grip, Nunez changed the positioning of his fingers on the seams. Now it almost looks like a regular four-seam fastball grip. Because he throws it so hard and it has such late break, the pitch looks like a fastball until the last moment.

RP | Mitchell Boggs | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury
Updating an earlier report, St. Louis Cardinals RP Mitchell Boggs (back) threw a bullpen session Monday, March 7, and says he felt great, 101ESPN St. Louis' Brian Stully reports. Boggs said the key is seeing how he feels tomorrow and could throw another pen session before returning to game action.

RP | Anthony Slama | Minnesota Twins | Injury
Minnesota Twins P Anthony Slama (elbow) will have an MRI on his right elbow Monday, March 7, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Joe Christensen reports. If it's clean, he'll resume pitching in a couple days.

RP | Kiko Calero | free agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Cardinals told free-agent RP Kiko Calero (Dodgers) their roster is full after watching him throw, SI.com's Jon Heyman reports. However, the reports are that his slider looked good.

RP | Kevin Gregg | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Kevin Gregg may have to start the season as the team's closer, according to The Associated Press. Injuries to RP Koji Uehara (elbow) have slowed Uehara's progress and propelled Gregg up the chart.

RP | Mark Lowe | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Mark Lowe could be the team's closer if RP Neftali Feliz goes to the starting rotation, according to MLB.com's T.R. Sullivan. Lowe has looked sharp in camp this spring.

RP | Tanner Scheppers | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (back) is feeling better and will visit a local spine specialist for further examination, reports Jesse Sanchez, of MLB.com. Scheppers has not resumed baseball activity, and he has been scratched from his scheduled appearance Tuesday, March 8.

RP | Felipe Paulino | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies are disappointed SP Aaron Cook (shoulder) did not arrive to spring training in throwing shape, and he won't start the season with the team, reports Jon Heyman, of SI.com. Ps Felipe Paulino or Esmil Rogers will be counted upon to replace him.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants RP Brian Wilson (back) made his Cactus League debut Sunday, March 6, reports Andrew Baggarly, of the San Jose Mercury News. Wilson worked a clean inning with two strikeouts.

RP | Guillermo Moscoso | Oakland Athletics | Draft, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Guillermo Moscoso will get a Cactus League start Monday, March 7, against the Seattle Mariners, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com. Moscoso, quietly making his case for a rotation spot, has surrendered five hits and three runs with four strikeouts in a combined four innings this spring.

RP | Heath Bell | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell (calf) worked a perfect inning Sunday, March 6, in his Cactus League debut, reports Rhett Bollinger, of MLB.com. "I was really nervous," Bell said. "The calf feels really good. It feels normal. I've been running on it, and it's getting sore just like the right calf is. It's feeling just like my right one, so it's pretty much back."

RP | Jon Leicester | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have signed free-agent RP Jon Leicester (Japanese League) to a minor league contract, according to MiLB.com.

RP | Matt Thornton | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have agreed to terms with RP Matt Thornton on a two-year contract extension, according to MLB.com's Tom Singer. He is entering the final season of a deal he signed prior to the 2007 season. Thornton will make $5.5 million in both 2012 and 2013, with a $6 million option for 2014 that features a $1 million buyout.

RP | Brian Sanches | Florida Marlins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Florida Marlins RPs Burke Badenhop and Brian Sanches appear to be battling for the team's final spot in the bullpen, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.

RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano threw a batting practice session Friday, March 4, reports Bryan Hoch, of MLB.com. Manager Joe Girardi said Soriano will need one more batting practice session before he is ready to appear in a Grapefruit League game.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Jonathan Broxton worked a scoreless inning Friday, March 4. He has worked two scoreless innings in two appearances during Cactus League play.

RP | Hong-Chih Kuo | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Hong-Chih Kuo will throw live batting practice for the first time Saturday, March 5, reports Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com. Kuo is on a conservative throwing program, as the Dodgers try to keep him free of injury. Kuo said if the BP session goes well, he would have a bullpen session Monday, March 7. He might work in a Cactus League game as soon as Wednesday, March 9.

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (jaw) was injured Friday, March 4, during a fielding practice drill, reports Ken Gurnick, of MLB.com. Jansen went to field a slow roller between the mound and first base when his left leg went out and he landed on his right jaw.

RP | Craig Kimbrel | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel, the favorite to become the team's closer, allowed two earned runs and three hits in his one inning of work Friday, March 4, and has given up four earned runs and six hits in 2 1/3 innings in three outings this spring, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford (illness) threw a scoreless fourth inning in his spring debut Friday, March 4, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.

RP | Evan Meek | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Evan Meek (calf) threw batting practice and did fielding drills Friday, March 4, which were the last tasks he had to pass before being cleared for spring games, according to MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch. Meek is scheduled to make his spring debut Monday, March 7.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen surrendered three runs in the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves Friday, March 4, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.

RP | Joe Nathan | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Joe Nathan (elbow) made his second spring outing Friday, March 4, and tossed a scoreless inning, striking out his final batter on a curveball, according to MLB.com's Kelly Thesier.

RP | Joel Zumaya | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers RP Joel Zumaya's (elbow) elbow pain has lessened in recent days, according to the Detroit Free Press' John Lowe. However, Zumaya will not resume throwing until the pain is completely gone.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Andrew Bailey (elbow) said he threw 20 pitches to hitters Friday, March 4, giving up two singles, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. Bailey plans to repeat the process again Monday, March 7.

RP | Michael Wuertz | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics RP Michael Wuertz (shoulder) threw 30 pitches off a mound Friday, March 4, and felt fine, the Contra Costa Times' Joe Stiglich reports. He'll likely throw another bullpen session before facing hitters.

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