Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on March 30, 2011 @ 08:20:19 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants are leaning toward making 1B Brandon Belt their starting first baseman, the San Francisco Chronicle's John Shea reports.

1B | Brandon Allen | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Brandon Allen was sent to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday, March 29, according to The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro.

1B | Juan Miranda | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Updating previous items, The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Ryan Roberts and 1B Juan Miranda are both on the Opening Day roster.

1B | Kendrys Morales | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim put six players on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, March 29, according to The Orange County Register's Marcia C. Smith. 1B Kendrys Morales (ankle/toe), RP Scott Downs (toe), SP Joel Pineiro (shoulder), OF Reggie Willits (calf), RP Bobby Cassevah (shoulder) and IF Freddy Sandoval (oblique) were all sent to the DL.

1B | Chris Davis | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers optioned 1B Chris Davis, OF Craig Gentry and C Taylor Teagarden to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, March 29, reports Jeff Wilson, of The Dallas Morning News.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (shoulder) was back in the lineup Tuesday, March 29, for the first time since receiving a cortisone shot to relieve pain that was caused by a labral tear inside his left shoulder, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. "The shot so far has done exactly what we wanted it to do," LaRoche said. "Whether it took some of the inflammation out or just oiled it up a little bit, either way, it's gotten noticeably better than it was before I got it." However, he is still not able to throw with 100 percent intensity. He is not expecting to need surgery even in the offseason.

1B | Derrek Lee | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Derrek Lee went 3-for-4 with two doubles and his first spring RBI in the team's finale Tuesday, March 29, against the Toronto Blue Jays, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec. "I have been starting to feel a little better the last couple of days and it definitely felt good. I'm seeing the ball good," said Lee.

1B | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia has refused to declare 1B Mark Trumbo as the everyday first baseman with 1B Kendrys Morales (foot, leg) starting the year on the disabled list, according to the Los Angeles Times' Mike DiGiovanna. "Mark is going to get a lot of playing time," Scioscia said. "How many at-bats a week he gets will depend on matchups and production." 2B Howie Kendrick can also play the position. In that scenario, SS Maicer Izturis would start at second and 3B Alberto Callaspo would start at third. Trumbo is also "a work in progress" defensively at first. The team seems committed to getting Callaspo playing time to boost their production out of the third base position.

1B | Allan Dykstra | New York Mets | Transaction
The San Diego Padres acquired RP Eddie Kunz from the New York Mets Tuesday, March 29, in exchange for 1B Allan Dykstra, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin.


Second Baseman

2B | Carlos Guillen | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers will officially place 2B Carlos Guillen (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, March 30, reports Jason Beck, of MLB.com. Guillen will meet with a physical therapist, as he continues to have trouble with his surgically repaired left knee.

2B | Mark Ellis | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Mark Ellis (calf) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, March 29, due to tightness in his calf, reports Susan Slusser, of the San Francisco Chronicle. Ellis said he is fine, and he might be back Wednesday, March 30.

2B | Jayson Nix | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays acquired 2B Jayson Nix from the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, March 29, in exchange for cash considerations, according to The Associated Press.

2B | Adam Kennedy | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners purchased the contracts of 2B Adam Kennedy and RP Jamey Wright from the minors Monday, March 28, according to CBSSports.com.


Shortstop

SS | Lance Zawadzki | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Kansas City Royals reassigned P Louis Coleman, SP Luis Mendoza, RP Zach Miner, IF Irving Falu and SS Lance Zawadzki to minor league camp, USAToday.com reports.

SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said SS Stephen Drew (abdominal) wouldn't begin the season on the 15-day disabled list, but he may not be ready for Opening Day, MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports.

SS | Andrew Romine | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels sent P's Trevor Bell, Matt Palmer, Francisco Rodriguez and IF Andrew Romine to Triple-A Salt Lake Tuesday, March 29, according to The Orange County Register's Marcia C. Smith.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (calf) returned to the lineup Tuesday, March 29, in an exhibition game against Coastal Carolina University. Andrus finished hitless in three at-bats.

SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez (back) said he felt better Tuesday, March 29, and admitted that he has been experiencing tightness in his back for the last couple of weeks, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin. However, Ramirez doesn't expect to miss Opening Day Friday, April 1.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner will hit leadoff on Opening Day Thursday, March 31, with SS Derek Jeter hitting in the two hole, according to SportingNews.com.


Third Baseman

3B | Jack Hannahan | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 3B Jack Hannahan will be the team's Opening Day third baseman Friday, April 1, reports Paul Hoynes, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Hannahan is a solid defensive upgrade, and he batted .360 (18-for-50) in Cactus League play.

3B | Ian Stewart | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said 3B Ian Stewart (hamstring) is not a lock to play on Opening Day later this week and must play Wednesday, March 30, and possibly Thursday, March 31, in a minor league game in order to prove he is fully healthy, according to The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck. "We are going to continue to evaluate him," O'Dowd said. "We will have him play a few more games to make sure he's 100 percent ready so I can't really answer the question (if he will start season on roster)." If Stewart opens on the disabled list, OF Willy Taveras could make the team.

3B | Brendan Harris | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles reassigned C Craig Tatum and IF Brendan Harris to minor league camp Tuesday, March 29, according to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. 1B Jake Fox has made the team and will be the lone backup catcher on roster.

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman displayed his Opening Day lineup in the team's spring game Tuesday, March 29, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. SS Ian Desmond is leading off, followed by OF Jayson Werth, 3B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Adam LaRoche, OF Mike Morse, OF Rick Ankiel, 2B Danny Espinosa, C Ivan Rodriguez and the pitcher's spot.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion has won the job at third base, which shifts 3B Jose Bautista back to right field, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.


Catcher

C | Mark Wagner | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Mark Wagner was designated for assignment Tuesday, March 29, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. The team has 10 days to decide what to do with Wagner.

C | Wil Nieves | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke is leaning toward having C Wil Nieves catch SP Yovani Gallardo on Opening Day, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy (finger) has been cleared to play and is scheduled to catch three innings and receive one at-bat against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, March 29, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. Lucroy will play in minor league games through the weekend and will then report to Single-A Brevard County to continue his rehab. He could rejoin the team during their road trip April 12-20.

C | Mike McKenry | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Colorado Rockies acquired RP Daniel Turpen from the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, March 29, in exchange for C Mike McKenry, according to the New York Post's Joel Sherman.

C | Matt Treanor | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said C Matt Treanor will be behind the plate this year when SPs Luke Hochevar, Kyle Davies and Vin Mazzaro are on the mound, according to The Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton. C Brayan Pena will catch SPs Jeff Francis and Bruce Chen.

C | Miguel Olivo | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Miguel Olivo (groin) will be back in the lineup Tuesday, March 29, for his second appearance since injuring his groin March 5, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Gerry Spratt.

C | Ronny Paulino | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets C Ronny Paulino (stomach) is dealing with stomach and colon issues, but he is not expected to require surgery, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. However, he may need to go on the disabled list to start the year after the eight games of his suspension are completed. C Mike Nickeas will break camp with the club.


Outfielder

OF | Emmanuel Garcia | free agent | Transaction
The New York Mets released OF Emmanuel Garcia, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports.

OF | Dewayne Wise | free agent | Transaction
Florida Marlins OF Dewayne Wise exercised his out clause and has elected free agency, MLB.com's Joe Frisaro reports.

OF | Corey Patterson | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays purchased the contract of OF Corey Patterson from Triple-A Las Vegas, USAToday.com reports.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Mets OF Jason Bay (rib cage) flew back to New York for testing on his rib cage muscle, which isn't good news for Opening Day, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

OF | Travis Snider | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Travis Snider (hip, back) was removed from the game for precautionary reasons Tuesday, March 29, due to tightness in his left hip and lower back after sliding into second base, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier repeated Tuesday, March 29, that this might be his last season with the Dodgers. SportingNews.com reports Ethier said "a lot of signs are pointing" toward he and the team parting ways next offseason. Ethier will make $9.25 million in 2011, the second year of a two-year, $15.25 million contract. He will be eligible for salary arbitration next winter and will be a free agent after the 2012 season.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (quadriceps) returned to the lineup Tuesday, March 29. He finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and two strikeouts.

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Shin-Soo Choo went 2-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs out of the leadoff spot Tuesday, March 29. Choo ended the spring batting .322 with three home runs and 18 RBI.

OF | Brennan Boesch | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Brennan Boesch is not likely to play everyday, although manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday, March 29, that he'll find him enough playing time to stay fresh, reports Jason Beck, of MLB.com.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Vernon Wells (hamstring) was back in the lineup Tuesday, March 29, reports Quinn Roberts, of MLB.com. Wells has been out since March 23 due to a left hamstring injury.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (oblique) felt good after working out at the minor league complex Tuesday, March 29, and is optimistic about playing on Opening Day Thursday, March 31, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews. Granderson received around six at-bats in simulated action Tuesday. "Faced lefties, righties, everything felt good," Granderson said. "Swings and misses, check swings, all good. So I'm even more excited about tomorrow, and if everything's good, I'll get out of there Wednesday night."

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez's (stomach) disabled-list stint will be backdated to March 22, meaning he could return to the lineup as soon as April 6 if he is healthy, according to MLB.com's Greg Johns.

OF | Jay Gibbons | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Jay Gibbons (eyes) continues to struggle with vision problems that are related to his contact lenses, according to the Los Angeles Daily News' Vincent Bonsignore. Gibbons will meet with a fifth eye specialist to try to deal with the problem. He could be a candidate to start the year on the disabled list. As of now, manager Don Mattingly is set to use a platoon of OFs Tony Gwynn Jr. and Marcus Thames in left field.

OF | Tyler Colvin | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade said he will not hesitate to use OF Tyler Colvin at first base this year because he proved himself at the position this spring, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat.

OF | Ben Francisco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said OF Ben Francisco will start the year as the team's starting right fielder, according to the Delaware News Journal's Martin Frank.

OF | Marlon Byrd | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Marlon Byrd (back) was scratched from the lineup Tuesday, March 29, due to a stiff back, according to MLB.com's Carrie Muskat. However, manager Mike Quade said the team is being cautious and Byrd is expected to be ready to play in the opener Friday, April 1.

OF | John Shelby III | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays acquired OF John Shelby III from the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, March 29, in exchange for cash, according to The Tampa Tribune's Roger Mooney. Shelby will likely begin at Double-A Montgomery.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost has decided to move OF Alex Gordon up in the order and hit him third after he was originally scheduled to hit sixth or seventh, according to The Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton. "He's really swinging the bat well," Yost said, "and it's worth a look because it balances our lineup by splitting the lefties. I like it like this." OF Melky Cabrera will move from fifth to second in the order, while dropping SS Alcides Escobar and 2B Chris Getz to the bottom of the lineup. 1B Billy Butler, 1B Kila Ka'aihue and OF Jeff Francoeur will follow Gordon.

OF | Carlos Beltran | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Carlos Beltran (knees) felt fine after going 1-for-3 and making a sliding catch in five innings in right field Tuesday, March 29, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. "Playing in the minor leagues is boring honestly," Beltran said, contrasting Tuesday activity with his weekend duty on back fields in Port St. Lucie. "Today I feel good. I felt like I had good at-bats and was able to see a lot of pitches. I feel fine." He expects to play in the team's Grapefruit League finale Wednesday, March 30.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner will hit leadoff on Opening Day Thursday, March 31, with SS Derek Jeter hitting in the two hole, according to SportingNews.com.

OF | Cody Ross | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Cody Ross (calf) is still on schedule to return in roughly three weeks, but he will return to minor league games during a rehab assignment before making his season debut, according to The Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman displayed his Opening Day lineup in the team's spring game Tuesday, March 29, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. SS Ian Desmond is leading off, followed by OF Jayson Werth, 3B Ryan Zimmerman, 1B Adam LaRoche, OF Mike Morse, OF Rick Ankiel, 2B Danny Espinosa, C Ivan Rodriguez and the pitcher's spot.

OF | Cedric Hunter | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres recalled OF Cedric Hunter from the minors Monday, March 28, according to CBSSports.com.

OF | Juan Rivera | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Juan Rivera will be the team's starting designated hitter, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Jair Jurrjens (rib cage) played catch in the outfield Tuesday, March 29, reports Guy Cutright, of MLB.com. Jurrjens isn't expected to make his first regular season start until April 6. "He's progressing well. We're just not there yet," general manager Frank Wren said. "We're not pushing it, because we don't want to set him back." Jurrjens is expected to return to the mound and work a side session soon.

SP | Julio Teheran | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves P Julio Teheran, the team's top prospect, might begin the season with Triple-A Gwinnett, reports Guy Cutright, of MLB.com. "That's a projected possibility," general manager Frank Wren said Tuesday, March 29.

SP | Vin Mazzaro | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals optioned SP Vin Mazzaro to Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, March 29, reports Bob Dutton, of The Kansas City Star. Mazzaro will operate as the fifth starter, but he is not needed in the rotation until April 16. "It happens a lot," Mazzaro said. "You get a couple of days off in the first week or two, and they go with just four guys. I'm going to stay down here (in Arizona) and get my work in. Keep going every fifth day. Stay focused and be ready for the 16th."

SP | Brett Tomko | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers reassigned SP Brett Tomko to Triple-A Round Rock, reports Jeff Wilson, of The Dallas Morning News. Tomko will work as a starter in the minors.

SP | Fausto Carmona | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Fausto Carmona went 5-2 with a 3.72 ERA in seven spring starts, reports Paul Hoynes, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Carmona walked just eight batters while recording 24 strikeouts in 29 innings. "The fact (is Carmona) was able to pound the strike zone during spring training," manager Manny Acta said. "It's a good indication that he's not going to take a step back."

SP | Justin Masterson | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed three runs - two earned - and six hits over five innings in his final spring start Tuesday, March 29. Masterson ended up 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA over 21 2/3 innings in six Cactus League starts.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ (oblique) left his minor league start Tuesday, March 29, due to a strained right oblique, reports Steve Campbell, of the Houston Chronicle. Happ is hopeful of taking his turn in the rotation Sunday, April 3, but it is possible he might be forced to start the season on the 15-day disabled list. He'll be examined again Wednesday, March 30.

SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Rich Harden (lat) threw from a mound Tuesday, March 29, for the first time in six weeks, reports Susan Slusser, of the San Francisco Chronicle. Harden still might be several weeks away from returning.

SP | Jeff Suppan | free agent | Transaction
The San Francisco Giants released SP Jeff Suppan Tuesday, March 29, reports Jim Street, of MLB.com. General manager Brian Sabean called the decision "mutual."

SP | Bronson Arroyo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Bronson Arroyo (illness) returned to the mound to face the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, March 29, and allowed six hits, including two solo home runs, in 6 1/3 innings, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (shoulder) felt strong in his minor league outing Tuesday, March 29, in which he retired all 13 of the hitters he faced, according to ESPNChicago.com's Doug Padilla. "Here we go again, trying to build it back up," Peavy said. "It felt good. I felt OK. Obviously, there is fatigue there. But that's part of building your arm up and getting it strong. But like I said, here we go again. We tried it before and hopefully we can sustain it this time." He hopes to throw in another intrasquad game Sunday, March 27, and will then move to Double-A Birmingham or Triple-A Charlotte April 8. Peavy is hoping to return to the rotation by late April.

SP | Chris Capuano | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Chris Capuano will begin the season working out of the bullpen because the team will not need a fifth starter until the ninth game of the season, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo.

SP | Mat Latos | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said SP Mat Latos (shoulder), who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, March 29, has significantly improved, according to MLB.com's Barry Bloom. If he does not encounter any setbacks, Latos will throw off a mound Thursday, March 31. "Latos is doing well," Black said. "He'll play catch today and probably tomorrow, and if things go well, hopefully a side session on Thursday in St. Louis. But he's doing much better. We think he's turned the corner in regard to the inflammation."

SP | Javier Vazquez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Javier Vazquez looked sharp in his final spring training start against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, March 29, allowing one run and five hits over seven strong innings, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia gave up just one run and three hits while striking out seven in six innings against the Florida Marlins Tuesday, March 29, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, March 30, as he prepares for his season debut against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, April 2, according to The Associated Press.

SP | C.J. Wilson | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers C.J. Wilson said he did not bite when the team offered him a long-term contract extension a few weeks ago, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. "They did eventually make an offer," Wilson said. "But it didn't really make any sense for me to bite at the first offer. I was like, 'Well, maybe if you guys would have made that offer in January we would have had time to work it out.' It will take a little longer than two or three days or a week." He said he would prefer not to go through contract talks during the season.

SP | Justin Duchscherer | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles placed SP Justin Duchscherer (hip) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, March 29, according to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. Duchscherer is hoping to return around April 20.

SP | Brad Bergesen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said SP Brad Bergesen is a better option to be moved to the bullpen over SP Chris Tillman, according to The Baltimore Sun's Dan Connolly. Either Tillman or Bergesen will start the third game of the year against the Tampa Bay Rays.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Zach Britton to Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, March 29, according to MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli. The team will use four starters until April 10 and plan to keep Britton in the minors until at least April 21, which is the first date that he would be allowed to come up to the big leagues without being credited with a full year of service time.

SP | Dustin Moseley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Dustin Moseley will start the team's third game of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, April 3, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann hasn't had a definitive innings limit placed on him, but it's likely to be between 150 to 165 innings this season, The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Burke Badenhop | Florida Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
Florida Marlins RP Burke Badenhop was cut from the major league roster and reassigned to the minors Tuesday, March 29, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald. C John Baker, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, will likely be the last cut on March 30 or 31.

RP | Cesar Jimenez | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
Seattle Mariners RP Cesar Jimenez was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, March 29, clearing a roster spot for P Tom Wilhelmsen, who won a job in the bullpen, reports Geoff Baker, of The Seattle Times.

RP | Joel Zumaya | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers will place RP Joel Zumaya (elbow) will officially be placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, March 30, reports Jason Beck, of MLB.com. Zumaya is scheduled to meet with renowned Dr. James Andrews Monday, April 4, before throwing. The team is optimistic with Zumaya's range of motion improving, and his strength improving as a result of a strengthening program.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Andrew Bailey (forearm) made 30 throws at 80 feet Tuesday, March 29, reports Susan Slusser, of the San Francisco Chronicle. Manager Bob Geren said the session "went extremely well." Bailey is likely to return from the 15-day disabled list in mid-April.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants RP Brian Wilson (oblique) will be placed on the disabled list for the start of the season, reports Jaymee Sire, of CSN Bay Area. The club hopes that Wilson, who felt great after today's bullpen session, will be ready to come off the DL as soon as he's eligible, for the second game of the club's series with the San Diego Padres.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz (back) is scheduled to pitch Tuesday, March 29, according to The Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro.

RP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Chris Sale (neck) sat out Tuesday, March 29, but played catch and said the stiffness in his neck had subsided, according to MLB.com's Scott Merkin.

RP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Texas Rangers RP Alexi Ogando's move to the starting rotation to begin the season is a temporary move, according to president Nolan Ryan, reports ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. "That's what I would think unless he excels so well that it makes sense to leave him in that position." Ryan said. "I think with the needs of our bullpen, he's going to need to be in bullpen over the course of the year, but I think he has potential as a starter. He's very capable of doing either."

RP | Brad Lidge | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Brad Lidge (shoulder) will not need to undergo surgery to fix his injured right shoulder, according to ESPN.com.

RP | Sean Burnett | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Sean Burnett looked dominating in putting up another scoreless outing in spring training Tuesday, March 29, while RP Drew Storen allowed seven hits and four runs while only retiring two batters, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. Burnett didn't give up a single earned run in 9 1/3 innings this spring, while Storen had an ERA of 11.12 by giving up 14 earned runs, 24 hits and three home runs in 11 1/3 innings. The team will use either Storen or Burnett in the ninth inning to open the season, depending on matchups.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Sean Burnett looked dominating in putting up another scoreless outing in spring training Tuesday, March 29, while RP Drew Storen allowed seven hits and four runs while only retiring two batters, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. Burnett didn't give up a single earned run in 9 1/3 innings this spring, while Storen had an ERA of 11.12 by giving up 14 earned runs, 24 hits and three home runs in 11 1/3 innings. The team will use either Storen or Burnett in the ninth inning to open the season, depending on matchups.

RP | Aaron Crow | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
Kansas City Royals SP Aaron Crow has made the team heading out of spring training, according to WIBW.com. SP Vin Mazzaro has been optioned to Triple-A Omaha and Ps Louis Coleman, Luis Mendoza and Zach Miner; and IFs Irving Falu and Lance Zawadzki have been sent to minor league camp. Mazzaro is expected to be called back up when the team needs a fifth starter April 16.

RP | Jose Contreras | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, it appears that Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel has chosen RP Jose Contreras over RP Ryan Madson to start the year as the team's closer with RP Brad Lidge (shoulder) sidelined, according to The Delaware County Times' Bob Grotz. "Right now I'd say it was Contreras," Manuel said. "If (the decision) had to be made tonight it would be Contreras."

RP | David Aardsma | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners RP David Aardsma (hip) threw a bullpen session Monday, March 28, according to the Tacoma News Tribune's Larry LaRue. "I threw 20 pitches at 100 per cent," Aardsma said. "Well, 100 percent of what I've got. I'm a little sore today, but it's a good sore. I feel like I'm part of spring training." May 1 has been Aardsma's target date to return. He will throw another bullpen Thursday, March 31.

RP | Jared Burton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Cincinnati Reds RP Jared Burton (shoulder) left his appearance early Monday, March 28, and said he was unable to extend his shoulder when trying to throw, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Burton will be re-examined Tuesday, March 29.

RP | Pedro Feliciano | New York Yankees | Injury
Updating a previous item, New York Yankees RP Pedro Feliciano (shoulder) will not touch a baseball for the next 10 days, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews. "It's not healing as quick as we would like," said skipper Joe Girardi, who said that realistically, Feliciano will not pitch for a minimum of three weeks and probably longer. RPs Luis Ayala and Steve Garrison are the possible replacements for Feliciano.

RP | Jake McGee | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said he thinks the final three spots in the bullpen will go to RPs Juan Cruz, Jake McGee and Cesar Ramos, according to the St. Petersburg Times' Marc Topkin. The move will become official Wednesday, March 30.

RP | Manny Acosta | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction
The New York Mets designated RP Manny Acosta for assignment, which means RP Blaine Boyer made the team, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports. RP Jason Isringhausen (elbow) was asked to stay behind in extended spring training for two weeks.

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