Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 6, 2011 @ 08:04:30 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating immediate reports, Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn (appendicitis) had a laparoscopic procedure to remove his appendix and will be out up to five days, ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney reports. According to WebMD.com, a laparoscopic procedure is a minimally invasive procedure. Instead of using a large incision, the surgeon inserts a lighted viewing instrument called a laparoscope through a small incision. If the surgeon needs better access, they make one or two more small incisions for inserting other surgical instruments.

1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols tied the game with a sacrifice fly Tuesday, April 5, and drove in the go-ahead run with a single in the seventh inning, The Associated Press reports.

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko went 1-for-5 with his first home run of the season Tuesday, April 5, against the Kansas City Royals. Konerko finished with three RBIs, doubling his season total.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak was hitless in four at-bats Tuesday, April 5, against the Texas Rangers, his former team, reports The Associated Press. The hitless game snapped a 14-game hitting streak dating back to last season.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau was not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 5, against the New York Yankees, reports Kelsie Smith, of St. Paul Pioneer Press. Morneau appeared as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning, and finished the game, going 0-for-2. Morneau started in each of the first four games this season.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Tuesday, April 5, against the Minnesota Twins, reports The Associated Press. Teixeira, traditionally a slow starter, already has four home runs and 10 RBI through his first five games. He has also hit safely in each start.

1B | Kendrys Morales | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Kendrys Morales (ankle, foot) might increase his running program this weekend, reports The Associated Press.

1B | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt was hitless in four at-bats Tuesday, April 5, dropping his season average to .118 (2-for-17).

1B | Aubrey Huff | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, April 5, that he has no temptation to change his lineup and move OF Aubrey Huff out of right field, reports Henry Schulman, of the San Francisco Chronicle. Bochy said Huff will get better with more games out there.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (shoulder) has improved a bit, but his shoulder still isn't 100 percent healthy, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. "I'm not going to say that's as strong as I could have thrown it," LaRoche said. "It's still there. It's not yet 100 percent."

1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland is starting in right field Tuesday, April 5, with 3B Michael Young starting at first base, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. OF Nelson Cruz is serving as the designated hitter.

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman is not in the lineup Tuesday, April 5, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. OF Eric Hinske will start at first base against the Milwaukee Brewers.

1B | Carlos Pena | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Carlos Pena (thumb) could probably pinch-hit if needed Tuesday, March 5, and believes there's a good chance he'll be back in the lineup Wednesday, April 6, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. However, the team will be cautious and won't rush Pena back.

1B | Juan Miranda | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Juan Miranda will see most of the starts at first base for the time being, according to Steve Gilbert of MLB.com. "He'll probably get the majority of (starts) right now," said manager Kirk Gibson. "We'll see how he can play." Through the first three games of the season, the team has started Miranda, OF Xavier Nady and 1B Russell Branyan at first.

1B | John Lindsey | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers outrighted RP Jon Link and 1B John Lindsey to the minors Monday, April 4, according to CBSSports.com.


Second Baseman

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (chest) knocked the wind out of himself on a hard slide into home in the fourth inning Tuesday, April 5, reports The Associated Press. Phillips left an inning later because he had trouble breathing, but he is expected back in the lineup Wednesday, April 6.

2B | Howard Kendrick | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels 2B Howard Kendrick went 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks and two runs scored Tuesday, April 5, against the Tampa Bay Rays, reports The Associated Press. Kendrick is now batting .443 (43-for-97) in his career against the Rays.

2B | Jason Donald | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Donald (hand) started a hitting program Monday, April 4, and progressed to soft toss Tuesday, April 5, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian. He will need to take regular batting practice and live batting practice before he can go on a minor league rehab assignment.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) is still feeling pain in his left knee and jogging is the next step for him in his rehab, according to MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. "He is not close to jogging," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "If he was close to jogging, he'd be jogging, I guess. He's taken some ground balls. He's done OK with that so far. But it's still baby steps, one step at a time. It's literally a day-to-day thing." Utley would hopefully have no pain in his knee before he begins jogging and running.

2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist said he is feeling good at the plate to begin the season, according to the St. Petersburg Times' Joe Smith. "He's in a better setup, I think a better position with his hands to begin with," manager Joe Maddon said. "And from that, I think we're seeing better at-bats."


Shortstop

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar went 3-for-5 with a home run, three runs scored and two RBI Tuesday, April 5, against the Oakland Athletics. Escobar has two multi-hit games in his first four starts.

SS | Jason Bartlett | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Jason Bartlett was hitless in three at-bats Tuesday, April 5, against the San Francisco Giants, dropping his early season average to .176 (3-for-17). However, he was able to pick up his first stolen base of the year.

SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond will be dropped to seventh in the order for the time being with 2B Danny Espinosa taking over the leadoff spot, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. Manager Jim Riggleman said Desmond could return to leadoff later in the year. "I don't think we have what you would call a prototypical leadoff hitter," Riggleman said. "I don't know how it's going to play out. One of them has got to hit there. Whichever one is getting on base a little bit more is the way we'll go about it. We're just going to see how it plays out." Espinosa admits he put too much pressure on himself while hitting leadoff this spring. Desmond is not worried about his slow start this year.

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (side) will not play either Tuesday, April 5, or Wednesday, April 6, according to Bill Plunkett of The Orange County Register.

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals IFs Jerry Hairston Jr. and Alex Cora will start in place of SS Ian Desmond and 2B Danny Espinosa Tuesday, April 5, reports Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.

SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Stephen Drew (abdomen) suffered no setbacks while running Tuesday, April 5, and could pinch-hit Tuesday and be in the starting lineup Friday, April 8, according to Brad Steinke of FOXSportsArizona.com.


Third Baseman

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker and 3B Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-8 with six strikeouts Tuesday, April 5, The Associated Press reports.

3B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Michael Young made his first career start at first base Tuesday, April 5, against the Seattle Mariners, reports The Associated Press. Young did not have any fielding issues, and he finished 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI at the plate. Young also played in his 1,513th career game, moving him past former C Jim Sundberg for second-most games played in franchise history.

3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (personal) was away from the team Tuesday, April 5, for the birth of his first child, a daughter, reports The Associated Press. Bautista is expected to be out until Friday, April 9, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBIs Tuesday, April 5, against the Philadelphia Phillies, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com. Wright tied a career-high with the four hits, and his 90th game-winning RBI sets a franchise record, passing former Mets C Mike Piazza. Wright has 15 career four-hit games.

3B | Jorge Cantu | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Jorge Cantu is starting at first base over 1B Brad Hawpe with a left-hander pitching Tuesday, April 5, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center. OF Chris Denorfia is starting in right field in place of OF Will Venable.

3B | Melvin Mora | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Melvin Mora (illness) will miss his third consecutive game Tuesday, April 5, due to a case of the flu, according to Yahoo! Sports. 2B Ryan Roberts is once again starting at third base.


Catcher

C | Lucas May | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Lucas May received an outright assignment to Triple-A Omaha, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel. May was designated for assignment Wednesday, March 30. He's expected to join the Storm Chasers for the opener Thursday, April 7, at Albuquerque.

C | Lou Marson | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Lou Marson caught SP Justin Masterson Sunday, April 3, against the Chicago White Sox, but manager Manny Acta said that there are no current plans to match certain pitchers up with either Marson or C Carlos Santana, reports Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com.

C | John Jaso | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso was used in the leadoff spot Tuesday, April 5, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, but he failed to ignite the offense. Jaso finished hitless in three at-bats while seeing just eight total pitches. He is hitless in seven at-bats this season over four games.

C | Hank Conger | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Hank Conger was 1-for-4 with a solo home run, the first of his career, Tuesday, April 5, against the Tampa Bay Rays, reports The Associated Press.

C | Ronny Paulino | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets C Ronny Paulino (anemia) is recovering from anemia but has yet to be cleared to resume baseball activities, according to The Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough.

C | Jason Varitek | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said C Jason Varitek will start either Wednesday, April 6, or Thursday, April 7, according to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes.

C | Gerald Laird | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Gerald Laird is receiving his first start of the year Tuesday, April 5, with C Yadier Molina taking the day off, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is 0-for-10 with five strikeouts in three games to begin the season, according to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham. "He's anxious right now swinging at a lot of first-pitch strikes. He needs to relax and do what he can do and not try to get it all back in one at-bat," skipper Terry Francona said. Saltalamacchia is hitless in 18 at-bats going back to last year.

C | Geovany Soto | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Carlos Pena and C Geovany Soto have the day off Tuesday, April 5, according to the team's Twitter page.


Outfielder

OF | Jonny Gomes | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jonny Gomes has seven walks already this season, according to Joe Kay of The Associated Press. He had 39 all of last year.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (stomach) has apparently had one final test done and is working towards possibly playing a few innings in some minor league games by the end of this week, according to Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times. It's still not clear when he'd be ready to rejoin the Mariners. Gutierrez has been regaining some weight and keeping up on baseball-related exercises, but there is still concern about his overall strength and conditioning.

OF | Jason Repko | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Jason Repko made his first start of the season in right field for the Twins on Tuesday, April 5, against the New York Yankees, according to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger. "It's exciting to get in there to get a chance to contribute," Repko said. "I want to try to help the team win any way I can."

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and his first home run of the season Tuesday, April 5, against the Chicago White Sox.

OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios went 2-for-6 Tuesday, April 5, against the Kansas City Royals, snapping an 0-for-12 slide to start the season.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went hitless in two at-bats with a walk and a run scored Tuesday, April 5, against the Seattle Mariners, failing in his bid to hit a home run in his first five games to start the regular season.

OF | Rick Ankiel | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel was hitless in three at-bats with two walks and two strikeouts Tuesday, April 5, against the Florida Marlins. Ankiel is batting just .083 (1-for-12) with five strikeouts over the first four games this season.

OF | Mike Stanton | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Mike Stanton (hamstring) appeared as a pinch hitter Tuesday, April 5, against the Washington Nationals. He drew a walk in his only plate appearance.

OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Drew Stubbs went 2-for-5 with a run scored and his second stolen base of the season Tuesday, April 5, against the Houston Astros. Stubbs has hit safely in each of his four starts, and he has three multi-hit games.

OF | Rajai Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis (ankle) returned to the lineup Tuesday, April 5, against the Oakland Athletics, his former team. Davis went 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored out of the leadoff spot. Davis missed two games due to a sore right ankle.

OF | Josh Willingham | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Willingham went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBI Tuesday, April 5, against the Toronto Blue Jays. It wasn't all great, as Willingham also struck out twice.

OF | Angel Pagan | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Angel Pagan (forearm) had a red welt on his left forearm, but he reported no issues after getting hit by a pitch Tuesday, April 5, against the Philadelphia Phillies, reports Andy McCullough, of The Star-Ledger. "I'm away from the plate and he came back in. But it's nothing. He just touched me a little bit. Nothing serious," Pagan said.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Mets OF Jason Bay (rib cage) was only able to play catch Tuesday, April 5, reports Andy McCullough, of The Star-Ledger. Bay has yet to swing a bat, and his return from the 15-day disabled list is not expected this weekend despite the fact he'll be eligible to return Saturday, April 9. General manager Sandy Alderson added that the team will consider placing Bay in a few extended spring training games when he reaches full strength.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino went hitless in five at-bats with three strikeouts Tuesday, April 5, against the New York Mets. Victorino is batting just .154 (2-for-13) with no runs scored or stolen bases through the first four games.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Fantasy
As expected, New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner was not in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 5, against the Minnesota Twins. OF Andruw Jones made a start in his absence. Gardner came on as a defensive replacement late in the game and finished 0-for-1, dropping his season average to .125 (2-for-16).

OF | Andruw Jones | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Andruw Jones, making his season debut, finished 1-for-3 with a solo home run Tuesday, April 5, against the Minnesota Twins, reports The Associated Press. He started in left field, and homered in his first at-bat in pinstripes.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford went hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout Tuesday, April 5, against the Cleveland Indians. Crawford is batting just .133 (2-for-15) through his first four games with no extra-base hits, no stolen bases, no runs scored and six strikeouts.

OF | Trevor Crowe | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Trevor Crowe (shoulder) is back in Cleveland with the team and has started a rehab program, reports Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com. Crowe is expected to be sidelined around four months.

OF | Travis Buck | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said Tuesday, April 5, that OFs Travis Buck and Austin Kearns will be sharing time in left field throughout the first few weeks of the season, but they are not in a strict platoon situation, reports Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com. "We'll go more by matchups and see who matchup up better with certain guys," Acta said. "I've already spoken to Austin. He understands the situation. We're going to see Buck, but it's not a strict platoon (situation) or anything like that. They're going to share time over there."

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore (knee) played seven innings in an exhibition game against Ohio State University Tuesday, April 5, for Triple-A Columbus, reports The Associated Press. Sizemore is scheduled to play seven inning for Double-A Akron Thursday, April 7, to try and build up his stamina.

OF | Johnny Damon | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon (calf) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout Tuesday, April 5, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Damon missed a game Sunday, April 3, due to tightness in his right calf.

OF | Manny Ramirez | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Manny Ramirez, serving as the designated hitter, went hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts Tuesday, April 5, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Ramirez is just 1-for-16 (.063) with four strikeouts through four games.

OF | Bobby Abreu | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Bobby Abreu went 1-for-3 with a walk, run scored and his first stolen base of the season Tuesday, April 5, against the Tampa Bay Rays, reports The Associated Press. With his first-inning single, he reached base in eight straight plate appearances. Abreu flied out to center in the second to end the impressive stretch.

OF | Cedric Hunter | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cedric Hunter picked up his first big league hit Tuesday, April 5, in a pinch-hitting appearance in the sixth inning.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (back) said his back was a little sore Tuesday, April 5, after sliding into second base Monday, April 4, but he is still in the lineup Tuesday, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett.

OF | Nyjer Morgan | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OFs Nyjer Morgan and Mark Kotsay and IF Craig Counsell are all in the lineup Tuesday, April 5, because of their success in the past against Atlanta Braves SP Derek Lowe, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt.

OF | Marlon Byrd | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Marlon Byrd had three hits, including a double, in a 6-5 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, April 5, according to The Associated Press. Byrd also scored a run in the game.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (appendix) has been cleared to resume baseball-related activities and is expected to avoid having to go on the disabled list, according to Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Holliday will accompany the team on their upcoming road trip.

OF | Carlos Beltran | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets plan to start OF Carlos Beltran in right field and OF Willie Harris in left field Wednesday, April 6, then Harris in left and OF Lucas Duda in right Thursday, April 7, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

OF | Pat Burrell | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
If San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is not sent to the minors once OF Cody Ross (hamstring) returns, 1B Aubrey Huff could be moved to left field and OF Pat Burrell could see a diminished role, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. If Belt does get demoted, Huff will return to first base and Burrell will remain the regular left fielder.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth may cut back on his stolen base attempts now that 3B Ryan Zimmerman is hitting behind him in the lineup, according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Vernon Wells is just 3-for-18 (.167) to begin the 2011 season, according to the Los Angeles Times' Kevin Baxter.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker and OF Jose Tabata are both off to hot starts this season, reports Doug Miller of MLB.com. Walker is hitting .412 with seven RBIs, while Tabata is hitting .429 and has scored six runs.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
There is still no timetable for when Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (oblique) will return to action, according to Dennis Punzel of the Wisconsin State Journal. "It's been almost five weeks and there really isn't significant improvement," said Hart. "I thought I'd be ready to go when we got here, but I can't even take a full batting practice without having to stop. . .I can't throw, I can't swing. I can go about 70 percent and as soon as I start amping it up it hurts and I have to stop. As soon as I try to do something hard, it feels like I get stabbed in that spot. Who knows when that's going to stop because it was supposed to stop a long time ago?"


Starting Pitcher

SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves SP Jair Jurrjens (oblique) will throw 75 pitches in his simulated game Wednesday, April 6, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team is monitoring SP CC Sabathia's pitch count early in the season, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports. Sabathia threw 104 pitches Tuesday, April 5, and was pulled.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury
The New York Mets aren't receiving financial help from insurance on SP Johan Santana's (shoulder) $22.5 million salary because the team chose to self-insure his deal to save money on insurance premiums, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports. In essence, the Mets chose to create a rainy-day fund available so that the organization would not be crippled financially by the loss of a key player due to injury.

SP | Kyle McClellan | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle McClellan allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while fanning seven in six innings in his no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, April 5, The Associated Press reports.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw gave up two home runs in his second start Tuesday, April 5, against the Colorado Rockies, according to Steve Dilbeck of The Los Angeles Times. Kershaw went six innings, striking out eight, walking one and allowing six hits in a 3-0 loss.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin scattered five hits over seven innings to help his team to a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, April 5, according to The Associated Press. Chacin (1-0) struck out four in his season debut.

SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
A World Series ring valued at nearly $40,000 that belonged to Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick was stolen from his Washington home, according to Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer. The report said Kendrick's home is for sale and there was an open house March 26. Investigators are looking into anyone who had access to the home.

SP | Carl Pavano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Carl Pavano nearly returned to the New York Yankees in the offseason, according to Tim Bontemps of The New York Post. "It could have been a good opportunity to turn the story into a good story, instead of obviously a big disappointment for everyone involved the first time through," Pavano said. "We definitely had some dialogue, and there was some interest on both sides, but things just didn't work out." Pavano played for New York from 2005 to 2008.

SP | Derek Lowe | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Derek Lowe allowed just one earned run, five hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in a loss Tuesday, April 5, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Lowe has a sparkling 0.77 ERA after the 108-pitch quality start, but his record slipped to 1-1.

SP | Manny Parra | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP Manny Parra (back) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Wednesday, April 6, reports Todd Rosiak, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's really close," manager Ron Roenicke said. Parra is expected to throw 35 pitches.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo threw a complete game, two-hit shutout Tuesday, April 5, against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, April 5, reports Todd Rosiak, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It's tough right now," manager Ron Roenicke said. "Tough getting runs. Yovani picked us up with a great outing."

SP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar allowed six runs - five earned - and seven hits in six innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 5, against the Chicago White Sox. He managed to get just 58 of his 101 pitches over for strikes.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd allowed four earned runs, seven hits and two walks in seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 5, against the Kansas City Royals. Floyd also struck out five batters in the 104-pitch effort.

SP | Andrew Cashner | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Andrew Cashner (shoulder) was sent for an MRI Tuesday, April 5, after leaving his start early due to tightness in his right shoulder, reports Paul Sullivan, of the Chicago Tribune. If Cashner is unavailable for his next scheduled start Monday, April 11, against the Milwaukee Brewers, it is likely P Casey Coleman will be recalled from Triple-A Iowa to replace him.

SP | Michael Pineda | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Michael Pineda made his major league debut Tuesday, April 5, against the Texas Rangers, and he allowed just three earned runs, five hits and a walk in six innings in a loss, reports The Associated Press. Pineda also struck out four in the 84-pitch quality start. He was the first Mariners pitcher to make his major league debut in a start since SP Felix Hernandez on Aug. 4, 2005. He is also the first Mariners pitcher to crack the opening day rotation since SP Freddy Garcia back in 1999.

SP | Chris Volstad | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Chris Volstad will start Wednesday, April 6, against the Washington Nationals, reports The Associated Press. Volstad was 4-0 with a 5.28 ERA in five starts against the Nationals in 2010.

SP | Tom Gorzelanny | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Tom Gorzelanny threw a four-inning simulated game Monday, April 4, and manager Jim Riggleman said the pitcher will make his first start of the season Saturday, April 9, against the New York Mets, reports Ben Goessling, of MASNSports.com. Gorzelanny has been available out of the bullpen, since the team has had two off days during the first five days of the regular season.

SP | Jason Marquis | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Jason Marquis allowed two earned runs, six hits and no walks in 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Florida Marlins Tuesday, April 5.

SP | Anibal Sanchez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Anibal Sanchez allowed two earned runs, seven hits and three walks while striking out seven over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 5, against the Washington Nationals.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SPs Bronson Arroyo (mononucleiosis) and Travis Wood will get an extra day of rest, as SP Sam LeCure pitches Thursday, April 7, reports Hal McCoy, of the Dayton Daily News. "We're trying not to have Wood hit the wall of fatigue the way he did last year," manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday, April 5.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (shoulder) threw 35 pitches in the bullpen Tuesday, April 5, and he'll throw in a two-inning game in extended spring training in Arizona Sunday, April 10, reports Mark Sheldon, of MLB.com.

SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (shoulder) played long toss Tuesday, April 5, reports Mark Sheldon, of MLB.com. The plan is for Bailey to have bullpen sessions Saturday, April 9, and then either Monday, April 11, or Tuesday, April 12. Barring any setbacks, he'll likely see his first game action Thursday, April 14, in an extended spring game.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake allowed two earned runs, three hits and two walks in six strong innings Tuesday, April 5, in a win against the Houston Astros. He also struck out four batters in the 94-pitch quality start.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ (oblique) made his first start of the season Tuesday, April 5, and he was pounded for seven earned runs, seven hits and five walks in four innings in a loss against the Cincinnati Reds. He managed to get just 52 of his 91 pitches over for strikes. He'll try to rebound in his next scheduled outing Sunday, April 10, against the Florida Marlins.

SP | Jo-Jo Reyes | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Jo-Jo Reyes was hammered for five earned runs, nine hits and a walk in 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 5, against the Oakland Athletics in his first start of the season. Reyes managed to get just 47 of his 75 pitches over for strikes. He'll try to redeem himself in his next scheduled start opposite Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver Sunday, April 10.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy allowed five runs - four earned - and eight hits over eight innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 5, against the Toronto Blue Jays. McCarthy walked just one batter and struck out two in the 89-pitch effort.

SP | Dallas Braden | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Dallas Braden, who was pushed back a day in the rotation to Wednesday, April 6, said the team asked him if he would like an extra day in order to be able to work on some things, reports Susan Slusser, of the San Francisco Chronicle. Braden is trying to get his slider back up to speed, as he briefly dropped the pitch during the spring in favor of a curveball.

SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Rich Harden (lat) had a bullpen session Tuesday, April 5, and he should begin facing hitters soon, reports Susan Slusser, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Chris Young became the first pitcher in franchise history to produce two hits in an inning in a game Tuesday, April 5, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com. Young picked up the win on the mound, working 5 1/3 innings, allowing just one run, five hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in the 103-pitch effort.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels was pounded for six earned runs, seven hits and two walks in 2 2/3 innings Tuesday, April 5, against the New York Mets, reports The Associated Press. "It's something that happens," Hamels said. "It's frustrating. You don't want to have games like this, especially to start the season." Hamels will look to rebound in his next scheduled outing Sunday, April 10, against the Atlanta Braves.

SP | Brian Duensing | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Brian Duensing allowed four earned runs, six hits and two walks while striking out seven batters in seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 5, against the New York Yankees.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Drew Pomeranz, the team's top pick in the 2010 MLB Draft, will head up the rotation at Class A Kinston, reports Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett allowed three runs, five hits and four walks in five innings in a loss Tuesday, April 5, against the Cleveland Indians, reports Dennis Manoloff, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Beckett is now 0-3 in his career at Progressive Field during the regular season, although he won Game 5 of the 2007 American League Championship Series at the park.

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin allowed just one run and three hits in seven innings in a win Tuesday, April 5, against the Boston Red Sox, reports Dennis Manoloff, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Tomlin was helped by his defense, as 1B Matt LaPorta made a diving stop on a grounder by OF Jacoby Ellsbury to snuff out a potential big inning in the sixth. "Josh Tomlin was fantastic," manager Manny Acta said. "He had their lefties off balance and had full control of his four-pitch repertoire. He deserves all the credit."

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann allowed five earned runs, nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six innings in a loss Tuesday, April 5, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver allowed one earned run, three hits and three walks in 6 2/3 innings in a win Tuesday, April 5, against the Tampa Bay Rays, reports The Associated Press. Weaver also struck out six batters in the 112-pitch quality start, running his record to 2-0. He has a microscopic 0.69 ERA through his first two outings.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed three earned runs, five hit sand three walks in three-plus innings in a loss Tuesday, April 5, against the San Diego Padres. Bumgarner managed just two strikeouts, while getting only 42 of his 73 pitches over for strikes. He'll look to redeem himself in his next scheduled start Monday, April 11, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SP | Aaron Harang | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Aaron Harang had a successful debut Tuesday, April 5, allowing just one earned run, six hits and two walks in six innings in a win against the San Francisco Giants. Harang also struck out six batters in the 94-pitch quality start. Harang is scheduled to face SP Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers in his next outing Sunday, April 10.

SP | Mat Latos | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday, April 5, that SP Mat Latos (shoulder) is scheduled to throw two bullpen sessions this week, reports The Associated Press. Black said there is a good chance Latos will be plugged back into the rotation Monday, April 11, against the Cincinnati Reds.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies plan to be cautious with SP Ubaldo Jimenez (finger), and his next scheduled start Friday, April 8, is still up in the air, according to The Denver Post's Jim Armstrong. Jimenez could be skipped in the rotation or his start could be pushed back. "We're still monitoring the situation," said manager Jim Tracy. "His finger looks much, much better, there's no question about it. And yet we don't want to push it to the point where we take major steps backwards just by trying to play catch." He did not throw a bullpen session Tuesday, April 5, and may not be able to do so Wednesday, April 6.

SP | Brandon Webb | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Brandon Webb (shoulder) played long toss and "let it go" Tuesday, April 5, while throwing from 235 feet, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. Webb was pleased with the session and plans to throw a bullpen session Friday, April 8.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) will throw 50-55 pitches in a minor league game Thursday, April 7, and will need at least one more minor league appearance before being activated from the disabled list, according to The Fan 590 CJCL's Mike Wilner.

SP | Dustin Moseley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said SP Dustin Moseley will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, April 9, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center.

SP | Jeremy Hellickson | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson will work with a pitch count of 100 in his season debut Wednesday, April 6, and is not fully confident in his fastball, according to The Sports Network.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Jeremy Guthrie (illness) is expected to remain in the hospital for one more night as he recovers from a form of pneumonia, according to The Baltimore Sun's Jeff Zrebiec.

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (illness) is still feeling the effects of a bout with food poisoning but is expected to make his next start against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, April 6, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Several scouts are very high on Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark. "The (back) injury to (Brian) Matusz was a blessing in disguise," said one scout, "because they brought up Britton, and he's the best pitcher they've got. He's 93-96 (mph) with tremendous sink. He's got a slider to get in on right-handers. And he handled his first game in the big leagues like it was no big deal."

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum is still working on getting his full arm strength back, but showed improvement in his start Saturday, April 2, according to Dennis Punzel of the Wisconsin State Journal. "You need to get built up to the point where you're throwing 100 to 110 pitches and he's got his command," said manager Ron Roenicke. "Obviously, his command was not there (Saturday). The last couple innings I liked what I saw. That's the pitcher that I knew, that I've seen."


Relief Pitcher

RP | Brandon Kintzler | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction
The Milwaukee Brewers optioned RP Brandon Kintzler to Triple-A Nashville, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Todd Rosiak reports.

RP | Dan Meyer | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent RP Dan Meyer (Phillies) to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Indianapolis, MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch reports.

RP | Doug Mathis | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco Giants signed free-agent RP Doug Mathis (Indians) to a minor league deal, MiLB.com reports.

RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell (shoulder) continues to make progress from left shoulder surgery and is getting close to pitching to hitters, according to MLB.com's Bill Chastain. Howell will throw all of his pitches during a 35-pitch bullpen on Wednesday, April 6, in advance of throwing 25 fastballs two days after. On Sunday, April 10, he'll throw a 35-pitch bullpen using all of his pitches. If all goes well, Howell said he'll throw a live batting practice in Port Charlotte, Fla.

RP | Mark Rogers | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Tuesday, April 5, that RP Mark Rogers is not an option to start Wednesday, April 6, reports Todd Rosiak, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "He's not ready to go," Roenicke said. "He's not ready go the length that we're asking."

RP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Chris Sale allowed two earned runs and two hits in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday, April 5, against the Kansas City Royals. Sale hadn't allowed a run in his first two appearances.

RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz worked a perfect inning with one strikeout Tuesday, April 5, against the Seattle Mariners, nailing down his second save of the year.

RP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Alexi Ogando allowed just two hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in his first major league start Tuesday, April 5, against the Seattle Mariners. Ogando also struck out four batters in the 90-pitch quality start.

RP | Edward Mujica | Florida Marlins | Injury
Florida Marlins RP Edward Mujica (knee) worked a perfect inning Tuesday, April 5, in his return to the mound, and he picked up a relief win against the Washington Nationals.

RP | Alberto Arias | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros RP Alberto Arias (shoulder) threw approximately 60 pitches in the bullpen Tuesday, April 5, reports The Associated Press. "He'll get (back) real quick if he progresses like he is," manager Brad Mills said. Arias missed the 2010 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and he had mild tendinitis in the shoulder during the spring promping the team to place him on the 15-day disabled list to start the year.

RP | Grant Balfour | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Grant Balfour allowed two earned runs and two hits without recording an out in a relief loss Tuesday, April 5, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Andrew Bailey (forearm) played long toss Tuesday, April 5, and it went well, reports Susan Slusser, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Brian Fuentes (blister) was unavailable Tuesday, April 5, due to a blister, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com. Manager Bob Geren said he is hopeful Fuentes will be able to go Wednesday, April 6.

RP | Matt Capps | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Matt Capps worked two perfect innings of relief Tuesday, April 5, against the New York Yankees for a win. Capps only needed 16 pitches, so he'll likely be available Wednesday, April 6, if a save chance presents itself. RP Joe Nathan is not expected to be available.

RP | Joe Nathan | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
After having trouble with his first save chance, Minnesota Twins RP Joe Nathan looked much better Tuesday, April 5, against the New York Yankees in his second opportunity, reports Phil Mackey, of 1500ESPN.com. Nathan worked a perfect 17-pitch 10th inning while recording one strikeout. Manager Ron Gardenhire said he does not plan on using Nathan in back-to-back games, so RP Matt Capps will likely be called upon if a save chance presents itself Wednesday, April 6.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez allowed a hit and two walks Tuesday, April 5, against the Boston Red Sox, but he wiggled out of trouble to produce a scoreless ninth inning and his first save of the season.

RP | Jordan Walden | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Jordan Walden struck out one batter in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday, April 5, in his first save chance as closer, reports The Associated Press. He managed to get 10 of his 13 pitches over for strikes. "It's good to nail those down," manager Mike Scioscia said. "Jordan has a clean ninth. I think he's confident. The talent's there. Hopefully he'll take off and run with it."

RP | Luke Gregerson | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Luke Gregerson worked around two hits for a scoreless seventh inning Tuesday, April 5, against the San Francisco Giants. Gregerson picked up his first hold of the season. He posted 40 holds during the 2010 season.

RP | Heath Bell | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell worked an efficient nine-pitch perfect ninth inning Tuesday, April 5, against the San Francisco Giants, for his second save of the season.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants RP Brian Wilson (oblique) is expected to return from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 6, reports Andrew Baggarly, of The Mercury News.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (elbow) is likely headed for the 15-day disabled list, in what would be the corresponding roster move when RP Brian Wilson (oblique) returns from the DL, reports Andrew Baggarly, of The Mercury News. Casilla has been dealing with a "cranky" elbow injury.

RP | Scott Feldman | Texas Rangers | Injury
Texas Rangers SP Scott Feldman (knee) threw a bullpen session Monday, April 4, and is likely to throw another Wednesday, April 6, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett.

RP | Jason Isringhausen | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said RP Jason Isringhausen's (back) injury may have been overstated and he appears to be fine, according to The Star-Ledger's Andy McCullough. He is currently on a 15-day workout plan.

RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Scott Downs (toe) could pitch for Single-A Inland Empire Thursday, April 7, after throwing a simulated game Tuesday, April 5, according to MLB.com's Lyle Spencer. Downs is expected to be the setup man when he returns to the bullpen.

RP | Fernando Rodney | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said RP Fernando Rodney, who has been demoted from the closer role, needs to fix some things with his delivery, according to MLB.com's Lyle Spencer. "We had good conversations with Fernando," Scioscia said. "There are some things he needs to reconnect with in his delivery, getting it more compact. He's been a little long with it." RP Jordan Walden will serve as the closer for now, but he could stick in the role. "If it lasts all season and Jordan takes off and runs with it, fine," Scioscia said. "If it's Fernando, that's fine, too. We don't have to answer that today."

RP | Sean Marshall | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Sean Marshall picked up his first save of the season against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, April 5, with RP Carlos Marmol taking the day off, according to The Associated Press.

RP | Manny Acosta | New York Mets | Fantasy
The one-week window to trade New York Mets RP Manny Acosta has closed, meaning he'll have to be placed on waivers, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

RP | Frank Francisco | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Frank Francisco (pectoral) threw 25 pitches Monday, April 4, and did not experience any pain, according to The Fan 590 CJCL's Mike Wilner. Francisco will throw again Thursday, April 7, and needs at least three outings in the minors before returning to the team.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RPs Carlos Marmol and Kerry Wood will both get the day off Tuesday, April 5, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.

RP | Kevin Slowey | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Slowey could be a candidate to be traded this year because he is reportedly more upset with being bounced from the rotation than he has expressed publicly, according to ESPN.com's Jayson Stark.

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