Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 14, 2011 @ 08:02:26 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (wrist) left the game Wednesday, April 13, after he was hit on the right wrist by a pitch, MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports. X-rays were negative, but he said his wrist was stiff and sore.

1B | Russell Branyan | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Russell Branyan went 2-for-4 with a home run, his first of the season, a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs Wednesday, April 13, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Branyan was batting out of the cleanup spot.

1B | Carlos Pena | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Carlos Pena (thumb) was able to rest Wednesday, April 13, and he'll get another day to recover from a bruised right thumb Thursday, April 14, during the team's scheduled day off, reports Bruce Levine, of ESPNChicago.com. "They put on a solid guard on his thumb," manager Mike Quade said. "It might be strange dealing with, but he wants to play. He makes no excuses, and I love that, too."

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (back) returned to the starting lineup Wednesday, April 13, against the New York Mets. Helton finished 2-for-4 with a double and RBI.

1B | Prince Fielder | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Prince Fielder went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run Wednesday, April 13, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, reports The Associated Press. Fielder has racked up 10 RBIs over the past four games. Fielder, traditionally a pull hitter, has gone opposite field for all three of his homers.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (groin), who talked his way into the lineup despite his injury, went 2-for-4 with a strikeout Wednesday, April 13, against the Philadelphia Phillies, reports The Associated Press.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored, RBI and a stolen base Wednesday, April 13, against the San Diego Padres. The defending National League MVP has hit in four straight, and 11 of his 12 games this season. It was his sixth multi-hit game of the year already.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak hit his first home run of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press. Smoak entered the game hitting just .188.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind, 2B Aaron Hill and OF Travis Snider got the day off Wednesday, April 13, due to their slow starts this season and because the team was facing a left-handed starter, according to Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com. Lind is hitless in his last 13 at-bats, Hill is batting .170 and Snider is sporting a .135 average.

1B | Kendrys Morales | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are hopeful that 1B Kendrys Morales (leg) will be back in action in early May, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.

1B | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt has been taking fly balls in right field in what looks like an upcoming position switch with OF Aubrey Huff, the San Francisco Chronicle's Henry Schulman reports. The switch could take place as early as this weekend. Belt was an outfielder until he reached college, and manager Bruce Bochy said he's comfortable with Belt out there.

1B | Chris Davis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Chris Davis has arrived to the team, but he's not in the lineup Wednesday, April 13, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports. He'll play some first base, third base and could see time in the outfield.


Second Baseman

2B | Freddy Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) was out of the lineup to rest his sore shoulder Wednesday, April 13, reports Andrew Baggarly, of The Mercury News. Manager Bruce Bochy said the soreness is mild and he was planning on giving Sanchez off anyway.

2B | Brad Emaus | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday, April 13, that he was not abandoning Rule 5 pick 2B Brad Emaus, despite the fact 2B David Murphy was starting at second base for the second consecutive game, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com. "I've had too many good scouts tell me (Emaus) is an offensive player," Collins said. "He's just right now struggling a little bit, along wiht a lot of people in the major leagues. But it's a little tougher when you're a first-year player trying to earn your stripes."

2B | Jonathan Herrera | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 2B Jonathan Herrera went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored, walk and two stolen bases Wednesday, April 13, against the New York Mets. Herrera has hit safely in his past five games, going 9-for-18 (.500) with eight walks and four steals during the impressive span.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two strikeouts Wednesday, April 13, against the New York Yankees. Roberts snapped a three-game hitless stretch, which saw him go 0-for-12.

2B | Jason Donald | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Donald (hand) went 2-for-4 with a steal in a rehab game for Double-A Akron Wednesday, April 13, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Donald is 3-for-11 (.273) so far with the Aeros during his rehab assignment.

2B | Dan Uggla | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout Wednesday, April 13, against the Florida Marlins, his former team. He is 1-for-8 in the first two games of the current series, and is hitting just .152 (7-for-46) overall.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (groin) left in the ninth inning of the game Wednesday, April 13, against the San Diego Padres due to a groin injury, reports Mark Sheldon, of MLB.com. Phillips was injured in the eighth inning. He added that he'll be ready to play Friday, April 15, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

2B | Orlando Hudson | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Orlando Hudson had a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth inning Wednesday, April 13, against the Cincinnati Reds. Hudson also posted his fifth stolen base of the season.

2B | Mike Aviles | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 2B Mike Aviles went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored, while OFs Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur each went 2-for-4 with a run and two RBIs versus the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy is starting for the third straight day at second base Wednesday, April 13, over 2B Brad Emaus, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin.

2B | Luke Hughes | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 2B Luke Hughes may see some starts at shortstop if SS Alexi Casilla doesn't start hitting, according to Jordan Schelling of MLB.com. Casilla is currently carrying a .143 average through the season's first 10 games and manager Ron Gardenhire believes he's being tentative and outthinking himself in the batter's box.

2B | Jamey Carroll | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Jamey Carroll could hit in the leadoff spot with SS Rafael Furcal (thumb) on the disabled list, according to the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez. Other options to hit leadoff include OF Tony Gwynn Jr., 2B Aaron Miles, OF Xavier Paul or SS Juan Uribe.

2B | David Eckstein | free agent | Free Agents
Los Angeles Dodgers general manger Ned Colletti said the team had talks with free-agent 2B David Eckstein (Padres) roughly a month ago, but the team does not plan on re-engaging him, according to the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez.


Shortstop

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade likes the athleticism of SS Starlin Castro and 2B Darwin Barney at the top of the batting order, reports Bruce Levine, of ESPNChicago.com. "I like the two kids at the top," Quade said. "They're having fun there, they're playing well." The Cubs lead baseball in batting average and on-base percentage from the leadoff spot.

SS | Jose Reyes | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SS Jose Reyes went 1-for-5 with a double and a run scored Wednesday, April 13, against the Colorado Rockies, extending his hit streak to 10 games, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-4 with a double, home run, walk, two runs scored and three RBIs Wednesday, April 13, against the New York Mets. After starting out 5-for-26 (.192) in his first seven games, Tulowitzki is 6-for-10 in his past three starts.

SS | Edwin Maysonet | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SS Edwin Maysonet (hamstring) suffered a strained right hamstring in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday, April 12, at Triple-A Nashville, reports Tom Haudricourt, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Assistant general manager Gord Ash said Maysonet will likely be placed on the disabled list and will miss 10-14 days.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles officially placed SS J.J. Hardy (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 13, and recalled SP Brad Bergesen from the minors, according to MASNSports.com's Roch Kubatko. Bergesen will be available in relief Wednesday.

SS | Jason Bartlett | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Jason Bartlett (back) is back in the lineup and is hitting second Wednesday, April 13, according to the team's official Twitter page.

SS | Rafael Furcal | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal (thumb) will not need to undergo surgery on his broken left thumb and will wear a splint for the next three weeks, according to the Los Angeles Times' Dylan Hernandez.


Third Baseman

3B | Casey Blake | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Casey Blake (thigh) returned to the lineup, but at first base, Wednesday, April 13, The Associated Press reports. Struggling 1B James Loney was given the night off.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (ankle) played in his fourth consecutive game Wednesday, April 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, going 2-for-5 with a run scored and RBI. Freese was supposed to be limited two- and three-game stretches to help preserve his surgically repaired ankles.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 3B Aramis Ramirez went 3-for-5 with a run scored and RBI Wednesday, April 13, against the Houston Astros. Ramirez is 7-for-17 (.412) over his past four games.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hit his fourth home run while adding three RBIs Wednesday, April 13, against the Baltimore Orioles, reports Ian Begley, of ESPNNewYork.com. Rodriguez has 1,839 RBIs, tying Al Simmons and Ted Williams for 11th place on baseball's all-time RBI list.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and strikeout Wednesday, April 13, against the Florida Marlins, reports David O'Brien, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The solo shot gave him his 1,500th career RBI, making him the third switch-hitter in Major League history to accomplish the feat. He joins Hall of Famers Mickey Mantle (1,509) and Eddie Murray (1,917) as the only players in history to accomplish the feat. He and Murray are the only switch-hitters with at least 2,500 hits and 1,500 RBIs.

3B | Zelous Wheeler | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Zelous Wheeler (knee) is recovering from a sprained right knee and is expected to miss six weeks for Triple-A Nashville, reports Tom Haudricourt, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Wheeler was injured in a home plate collision a few days ago.

3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Jose Bautista hit a three-run home run in a victory over the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press. It was his third deep fly of the year.

3B | Ian Stewart | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Ian Stewart (flu) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, April 13, with 2B Jose Lopez playing third and 2B Jonathan Herrera at second base, according to The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck.

3B | Brandon Inge | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Brandon Inge hit a walk-off solo home run against the Texas Rangers Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press. He had an RBI single earlier in the game.

3B | Chris D. Johnson | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 3B Chris D. Johnson (arm) is out of the starting lineup Wednesday, April 13, with a sore left arm, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart. He was hit by a pitch on his arm Tuesday, April 12, and was having trouble moving it. IF Matt Downs is starting at third in place of Johnson.

3B | Chone Figgins | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners believe that 3B Chone Figgins (thumb) will be able to play Thursday, April 14, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.


Catcher

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
Slumping St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina did not start Wednesday, April 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports The Associated Press. Molina is batting .152 (5-for-33) with three RBIs and only two extra-base hits so far this season.

C | Gerald Laird | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinald C Gerald Laird went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored Wednesday, April 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Russell Martin said Wednesday, April 13, that he gets his fingernails professionally done, helping to make his signs more visible to pitchers, reports Wallace Matthews, of ESPNNewYork.com. Martin had bright orange fingernails with a streak of white down the middle. "On my off day, I went for a manicure," Martin said. "I used to use White-Out, but I was afraid they might blend in with the uniform pants so I decided to go orange. Now they don't have an excuse if they miss a sign."

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (foot) has resumed taking batting practice, reports The Associated Press. Cervelli is making his way back from a broken left foot suffered in spring training.

C | Jorge Posada | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Jorge Posada hit his fourth home runs of the season Wednesday, April 13, against the Baltimore Orioles.

C | Jason Jaramillo | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned C Jason Jaramillo to Triple-A Nashville Wednesday, April 13, reports The Associated Press.

C | Chris Snyder | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates activated C Chris Snyder (back) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 13, reports The Associated Press.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy (finger) played in his first game of the season Wednesday, April 13, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, reports Tom Haudricourt, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Lucroy went 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a strikeout.

C | Nick Hundley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres Cs Nick Hundley and Rob Johnson, as well as IF Alberto Gonzalez, have been golden out of the eighth spot in the batting order, reports Bill Center, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. The trio has posted a .410 (16-for-39) batting average, while those in the No. 4 and 5 spots have been mostly non-productive.

C | Jose Molina | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C Jose Molina had three hits, including two doubles, and two RBIs to help defeat the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press. SS Yunel Escobar went 3-for-5 with one run scored and an RBI.

C | Miguel Olivo | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Miguel Olivo is not in the lineup Wednesday, April 13, according to Larry Stone of The Seattle Times. C Chris Gimenez will start behind the plate.

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia is penciled in as the designated hitter Wednesday, April 13, while C Jose Molina plays catcher, according to the team's official Twitter page.

C | Derek Norris | Washington Nationals | Injury
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals C Derek Norris (ankle) didn't suffer a significant ankle sprain and will miss the minimum seven days, The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore reports.


Outfielder

OF | Carlos Beltran | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Carlos Beltran is out of the lineup for the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, April 14, according to the team's Twitter page.

OF | Mark DeRosa | San Francisco Giants | Injury
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants OF Mark DeRosa (wrist) blamed the cold weather for the soreness in his surgically repaired left wrist, The Mercury News' Andrew Baggarly reports.

OF | Angel Pagan | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Angel Pagan is hitting fifth in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, April 14, according to the team's Twitter page.

OF | Andres Torres | San Francisco Giants | Injury
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants OF Andres Torres (Achilles') hit in the cage Wednesday, April 13, and will push himself harder Friday, April 15, in an attempt to return the following day, The Associated Press reports.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier extended his hitting streak to 10 games Wednesday, April 13, The Associated Press reports.

OF | Colby Rasmus | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus went 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles, three runs scored and two RBIs Wednesday, April 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rasmus had managed just three extra-base hits (one triple, two homers) in his first 11 games.

OF | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Lance Berkman went 1-for-3 with a grand slam, walk, two runs scored and five RBIs Wednesday, April 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Berkman tore up Arizona pitching in the three-game set, going 6-for-13 with four homers and 10 RBIs. Berkman was 6-for-28 (.214) with none homers and one RBI in his first eight games.

OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano went 1-for-4 with a home run, his fourth of the season, with three RBIs Wednesday, April 13, against the Houston Astros.

OF | Kosuke Fukudome | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Kosuke Fukudome (hamstring) missed his third consecutive game Wednesday, April 13, against the Houston Astros, reports The Associated Press.

OF | Ryan Spilborghs | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Ryan Spilborghs went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his first of the season, Wednesday, April 13, against the New York Mets.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos went hitless in five at-bats with four strikeouts Wednesday, April 13, against the Cleveland Indians. After going 5-for-19 (.263) over his first five games, Bourjos is 4-for-22 (.182) over his past seven appearances.

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore (knee) got a day off during his rehab assignment Wednesday, April 13, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Sizemore played in back-to-back games in center field Monday, April 11, and Tuesday, April 12, for the first time since his surgery. He is 5-for-14 (.357) during his rehab assignment with the Aeros.

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBIs, a walk and two stolen bases Wednesday, April 13, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The steals were the first two of the season for Choo.

OF | Michael Brantley | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 3-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI Wednesday, April 13, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was just Brantley's third multi-hit game of the season.

OF | Logan Morrison | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Logan Morrison went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his third of the season, in a win Wednesday, April 13, against the Atlanta Braves.

OF | Raul Ibanez | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Raul Ibanez was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts Wednesday, April 13, against the Washington Nationals. After starting out 7-for-23 (.304) with just three strikeouts in his first six games, Ibanez is just 3-for-20 (.150) with nine strikeouts in the past five starts.

OF | Donavan Tate | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Donavan Tate (undisclosed) is headed for the disabled list for Class A Fort Wayne after leaving the second game of a doubleheader Monday, April 11, after a collision with OF Everett Williams, reports Bill Center, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Tate was selected third overall in the 2009 draft. He is expected to miss seven to 10 days. Everett was also forced to leave the game, but there is no report on the extent of his injury.

OF | Fernando Martinez | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets OF Fernando Martinez (hamstring) is being bothered by a hamstring injury while playing for Triple-A Buffalo, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. He missed his second straight game Wednesday, April 13, and hasn't played right field since last Friday.

OF | Juan Pierre | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Juan Pierre reached base five times in a losing effort Wednesday, April 13, with three hits, an error and a walk, according to The Associated Press. However, he also made a fielding error and has three errors in the team's first 12 games. Pierre made just one error in the last two seasons combined.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (back) had the go-ahead pinch-hit single to help beat the Chicago White Sox in 10 innings Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press. Crisp was in a 3-for-22 slump entering the game.

OF | Jay Bruce | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce (groin) is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 13, because he tweaked his groin Tuesday, April 12, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay. Bruce is available off the bench Wednesday.

OF | Barry Bonds | Retired Players | Fantasy
OF Barry Bonds (Giants) has been found guilty of obstruction of justice, according to CSNBayArea.com. The jury was unable to come to a verdict regarding the other perjury counts.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin is hitting leadoff instead of OF Will Venable Wednesday, April 13, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center. OF Chris Denorfia is starting in place of Venable and C Rob Johnson gives C Nick Hundley the day off.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton apologized to third base coach Dave Anderson after he called his decision to send him to home plate Tuesday, April 12, stupid, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. "I let my emotions get ahead of thinking things through," Hamilton said. "The more I think about it, the more I understand that I take responsibility for what happened because I had the choice not to go or the choice to go. I just appreciate Dave having confidence in my ability to think I could make that play."

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Delmon Young | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span went 4-for-5 at the plate and scored two runs versus the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Laynce Nix | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (groin) is back in the lineup Wednesday, April 13, but OF Mike Morse (illness) remains out, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. OF Laynce Nix is starting in left field for the second straight day and is hitting fifth.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (stomach) is slated to play three games for Triple-A Tacoma over the coming weekend, according to Greg Johns of MLB.com.

OF | Jeremy Reed | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction
Milwaukee Brewers OF Jeremy Reed cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Nashville, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (oblique) is hoping to embark on a minor league rehab assignment by Sunday, April 17, and wants to return to the lineup for the beginning of the team's series against the Houston Astros Friday, April 22, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt.

OF | Magglio Ordonez | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said OF Magglio Ordonez (foot) is likely to be available at some point during the team's weekend series with the Oakland Athletics that begins Thursday, April 14, according to The Grand Rapids Press' Kyle Meinke. The cold weather has been bothering Ordonez's ankle as well.

OF | Cody Ross | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants OF Cody Ross (calf) felt no pain after running and performing agility drills for the second straight day Tuesday, April 12, MLB.com's Chris Haft reports. He remains on track to play in extended spring training games this weekend.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Michael Cuddyer is in at second base Wednesday, April 13, the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Joe Christensen reports.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Jonathan Sanchez allowed three runs and struck out a season-high nine batters in six innings to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, April 13, The Associated Press reports. Sanchez is 5-2 with a 1.64 ERA and 72 strikeouts since Aug. 30. He is also 3-1 with a 2.10 ERA and 38 strikeouts and six walks over his past four outings against the Dodgers.

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy allowed nine earned runs, seven hits and two walks in three innings Wednesday, April 13, against the St. Louis Cardinals in a loss. He'll try to redeem himself in his next scheduled outing Wednesday, April 20.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook allowed five runs - two earned - and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings in a win Wednesday, April 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Westbrook also walked two and struck out three in the 102-pitch outing.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Zambrano allowed five earned runs, seven hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings in a win against the Houston Astros Wednesday, April 13, reports Bruce Levine, of ESPNChicago.com. Zambrano apologized to manager Mike Quade after walking past the skipper and handing him the ball half way to the dugout.

SP | Esmil Rogers | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Esmil Rogers allowed three earned runs, seven hits and four walks in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, April 13, in a win against the New York Mets. Rogers also struck out two batters in the 106-pitch quality start.

SP | A.J. Burnett | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP A.J. Burnett allowed four earned runs, seven hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings in a win Wednesday, April 13, against the Baltimore Orioles. Burnett also struck out five batters in the 112-pitch outing.

SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed six earned runs, nine hits and a walk in just 1 2/3 innings in a loss Wednesday, April 13, against the New York Yankees, reports Roch Kubatko, of MASNSports.com. It's uncertain if Tillman's spot in the rotation is now in jeopardy, or if the rotation isn't deep enough for him to leave it.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver will start the series opener Friday, April 15, against the Chicago White Sox, according to The Associated Press. Weaver went 0-2 with a 4.85 ERA over 13 innings in two starts against the White Sox in 2010.

SP | Ervin Santana | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Ervin Santana allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings Wednesday, April 13, in a no-decision against the Cleveland Indians, reports Paul Hoynes, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Santana is 0-6 lifetime against the Indians.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Drew Pomeranz allowed one unearned run, one hit and two walks with eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday, April 13, in his second start for Class A Kinston, reports The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Pomeranz has struck out 17 batters in 11 innings, allowing three hits and two walks while giving up just the one unearned run.

SP | Carlos Carrasco | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco allowed three earned runs, five hits and two walks over seven innings in a no-decision against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Wednesday, April 13. Carrasco also struck out five batters in the 90-pitch quality start.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed five earned runs, seven hits and two walks over six innings in a loss against the Florida Marlins Wednesday, April 13. He managed to get just 53 of his 82 pitches over for strikes.

SP | Josh M. Johnson | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Josh M. Johnson took a no-hit bid into the eighth inning Wednesday, April 13, against the Atlanta Braves in a win, reports The Associated Press. Johnson ended up allowing just one hit and three walks while racking up nine strikeouts in a 109-pitch quality start. "Actually, I felt better my first two starts than tonight," Johnson said. He has taken a no-hitter into the seventh inning or later in two of his three outings this season. Johnson's 1.49 career ERA at Turner Field is the second best of any pitcher with at least five or more starts. Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett has a 1.40 career ERA all-time in Atlanta.

SP | Kevin Correia | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia allowed six runs - four earned - and five hits over six innings in a loss against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, April 13, reports The Associated Press. Correia managed to get just 48 of his 78 pitches over for strikes, although he did carry a no-hitter into the sixth inning before falling apart.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum allowed four hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings in a win Wednesday, April 13, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, reports Tom Haudricourt, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Marcum, who was perfect through four innings, also struck out four batters in the 94-pitch quality start.

SP | John Lannan | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP John Lannan allowed three runs - two earned - and six hits over six innings in a loss against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, April 13. Lannan also struck out three batters in the 100-pitch quality start.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks in a complete game victory against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, April 13, reports The Associated Press. Halladay also racked up nine strikeouts in the 123-pitch quality start. Halladay avoided a potentially dangerous situation when a splintered bat flew directly at the pitcher's head in the fourth inning. He ducked out of harm's way at the last instant.

SP | Travis Wood | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Travis Wood allowed just one earned run, five hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, April 13. He also struck out five batters in the 98-pitch quality starts, but the bullpen frittered away the lead. He'll look for better results in his next scheduled outing Tuesday, April 19, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Tim Stauffer allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday, April 13, against the Cincinnati Reds. Stauffer, who struck out four batters, racked up 99 pitches before he was able to finish out the fifth inning. Stauffer will try to rebound in his next scheduled outing Monday, April 18. He is also set for two starts next week.

SP | Wade LeBlanc | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Wade LeBlanc, recently returned to Triple-A Tucson, allowed three runs and six hits in seven innings Monday, April 11, reports Bill Center, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. LeBlanc did not walk any batters and he struck out five.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard had throwing errors on each of his first two fielding chances this season, reports Bill Center, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Last season, he tied for fourth among National League pitchers with four errors and his 12 errors since coming into the major leagues is tied for the second-highest total of all pitchers since his arrival. His career fielding percentage is .878.

SP | Jason Vargas | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Jason Vargas gave up just one run and five hits while walking one and punching out seven in 6 2/3 innings for a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Kyle Drabek | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek allowed six hits and two earned runs while walking four and striking out five in 5 2/3 innings for a no-decision against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, April 13. He threw 59 of his 114 pitches for strikes.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez (thumb) hit 97 mph with his fastball and 87 mph with his changeup in his minor league outing Wednesday, April 13, and will start against the San Francisco Giants Monday, April 18, if his thumb is fine, according to The Denver Post's Troy E. Renck.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks allowed just one run and five hits while walking three and striking out seven in eight innings in a no-decision against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz (intercostal) threw for the second consecutive day Wednesday, April 13, this time for a longer period, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said SP Yovani Gallardo will receive an extra day of rest and will now start against the Washington Nationals Saturday, April 16, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt. SP Marco Estrada will pitch Sunday, April 17.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer limited the Texas Rangers to two runs on six hits over seven innings Wednesday, April 13, but did not factor into the decision, according to The Associated Press. He walked two and retired seven via strikeout.

SP | Jeremy Jeffress | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Jeremy Jeffress pitched two innings for the save over the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press. Jeffress entered the game in the eighth inning before finishing it out after the Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth to stretch their lead to five runs.

SP | Kyle Davies | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Kyle Davies allowed five runs on 10 hits in five innings versus the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, April 13, but still won for the first time this season, according to The Associated Press. He notched four strikeouts and walked one.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano surrendered seven runs on eight hits in five innings against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press. Liriano, who walked one and struck out four, falls to 0-3 with a 9.42 ERA on the season.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Following the rainout Wednesday, April 13, the Boston Red Sox will use the following rotation over their next five games: SPs Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, Jon Lester, Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lackey, according to Brian MacPherson of The Providence Journal.

SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Freddy Garcia will take the hill Saturday, April 16, versus the Texas Rangers, according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News.

SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Mets will need a spot starter for Friday, April 15, and SPs Jenrry Mejia, D.J. Carrasco and Pat Misch are the candidates, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. P Dillon Gee has been ruled out and P Boof Bonser (forearm) is injured in the minors.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Due to a rainout Wednesday, April 13, Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields will start Thursday, April 14, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. Shields will be followed by SPs Wade Davis, Jeff Niemann and Jeremy Hellickson for their series with the Minnesota Twins.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey (finger) said the torn nail on his index finger is completely healed, according to the New York Daily News' Anthony McCarron, Sean Brennan and Andy Martino. "All is well," said Dickey. "Drinking a lot of milk, eating a lot of protein."

SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics SP Rich Harden (lat) will be checked by team doctors Thursday, April 14, and has yet to resume throwing, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis will not pitch again until Monday, April 18, at the earliest, after his wife had a baby Tuesday, April 12, reports Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

SP | Jon Garland | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Jon Garland (oblique) threw a bullpen session and didn't suffer any setbacks Tuesday, April 12, and is ready for his season debut against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, April 15, according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. SP Vicente Padilla (forearm) threw for the second straight day Tuesday and has responded well to a cortisone injection. He is expected to begin throwing off a mound in a few days and could go on a minor league rehab assignment in less than two weeks.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Mike Pelfrey has been pitching without the help of his sports psychologist, who passed away in February, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. Pelfrey would talk with Harvey Dorfman the morning after each of his starts. Pelfrey has now been talking with former P Don Carman, who is serving as his new mental coach.

SP | Eric Hurley | Texas Rangers | Injury
Texas Rangers SP Eric Hurley (illness) was put on the Triple-A disabled list due to a viral infection, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Jeff Wilson reports.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman's velocity dropped to around 91 mph in his outing Wednesday, April 13, The Cincinnati Enquirer's John Fay reports. C Ramon Hernandez thought Chapman may have been pitching through soreness. gYesterday, he threw what 93, 94,h Hernandez said. gThen today, he's throwing 91. He's throws almost 100 over every pitch. Now, he can't get up to 93. There's got to be something. You can't lose it in one day. My guess is he wants to battle through it. Like anybody who's a player will do."

RP | Pedro Beato | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets RP Pedro Beato worked a scoreless eighth inning Wednesday, April 13, against the Colorado Rockies, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com. Beato has not allowed an earned run in seven innings to open his major league career.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera worked a perfect ninth inning Wednesday, April 13, against the Baltimore Orioles for his fifth save. Rivera got 12 of his 16 pitches over for strikes.

RP | Joe Smith | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians RP Joe Smith (abdomen) is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 15, reports The Associated Press.

RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell (shoulder) threw 36 pitches during a batting practice session at the team's spring training facility, and he reportedly looked sharp, reports Marc Topkin, of the St. Petersburg Times. Howell missed the 2010 season due to shoulder surgery.

RP | Heath Bell | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell worked a perfect ninth inning, striking out one batter, to pick up a relief win Wednesday, April 13.

RP | Chris Ray | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP Chris Ray took the loss against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, April 13, by allowing five runs and five hits, including a home run, in just two-thirds of an inning, according to The Associated Press. Ray has given up 11 hits, eight earned runs and two dingers in 4 2/3 innings this year.

RP | Bryan Augenstein | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals placed RPs Bryan Augenstein (groin) and Brian Tallet (hand) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 13, and recalled RPs Fernando Salas and Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Rick Hummel. Augenstein is expected to miss the most time.

RP | Matt Thornton | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton lost his second game of the season against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 13, and does not have a save in four chances this year, according to The Associated Press. RP Chris Sale came on for the save chance in the ninth, but allowed three hits and three runs without recording an out. Thornton relieved Sale and RP Jesse Crain and gave up three hits and three runs while walking two and striking out one in one inning of work. He is now sporting a 7.71 ERA.

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Brian Fuentes pitched the 10th inning against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, April 13, to earn his fifth save in as many chances, according to The Associated Press. He struck out one in his outing.

RP | Kam Mickolio | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned RP Kam Mickolio to Triple-A Reno Wednesday, April 13, and recalled RP Esmerling Vasquez, according to The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman. Mickolio had a 9.00 ERA with a walk and six strikeouts in four games.

RP | Joe Thatcher | San Diego Padres | Injury
San Diego Padres RP Joe Thatcher (shoulder) played catch for the second straight day Wednesday, April 13, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Bill Center.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman said that RPs Drew Storen and Sean Burnett are still sharing the ninth-inning duties, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.

RP | D.J. Carrasco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets RP D.J. Carrasco could start Saturday, April 16, in place of SP Chris Young (biceps), according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
For the second straight day, Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde got the win after pitching the top of the ninth in a tie game and watching his offense score in the bottom of the inning versus the Texas Rangers Wednesday, April 13, according to The Associated Press.

RP | Mark Lowe | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Mark Lowe had trouble locating his pitches and couldn't get ahead of hitters in his outing against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, April 13, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. He allowed the Tigers to score the game and he has a 13.50 ERA to begin the season.

RP | Blaine Boyer | New York Mets | Transaction
New York Mets RP Blaine Boyer cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Buffalo, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin.

RP | Sergio Santos | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RPs Chris Sale and Sergio Santos are not available to pitch Wednesday, April 13, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com.

RP | Brad Ziegler | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RPs Brad Ziegler and Craig Breslow are expected to start making more appearances on a regular basis, according to Joe Stiglich of the Contra Costa Times.

RP | Robinson Tejeda | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Kansas City Royals RP Robinson Tejeda is being demoted from the setup role because of his diminished fastball velocity, according to MLB.com's Dick Kaegel. "I'll back him off some until he gets his velocity back," manager Ned Yost said. Tejeda usually throws in the mid 90s, but his fastball was registering in the high 80s Tuesday, April 12. RPs Aaron Crow, Jeremy Jeffress, Kanekoa Texeira and Tim Collins will all be used in late-inning situations.

RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RPs Mitchell Boggs and Jason Motte combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, April 12, and Boggs showed better command of his slider while striking out the side in the ninth inning, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold. Manager Tony La Russa recently said Boggs and Motte are not ready for ninth-inning duties if RP Ryan Franklin needed a rest. "They're making progress," pitching coach Dave Duncan stated. "We're not the kind of club that can afford on-the-job training. We don't consider ourselves a developing club. We consider ourselves a club that is contending for a division championship. I don't think it's in their best interest or our best interest to do on-the-job training with those guys, so to speak. There'll be a point in time when one or both of them will be ready to do that." Franklin was warming up to pitch the ninth inning Tuesday, which shows the team is still confident that he can serve as their closer. If Franklin is unavailable to pitch in the ninth, the team is more likely to use RPs Miguel Batista or Trever Miller for a save. La Russa thinks Motte needs to expand his repertoire and Boggs needs to control the types of pitches he uses, most notably his slider.

RP | David Aardsma | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP David Aardsma (hip) will throw two 15-pitch simulated innings Friday, April 15, and could be sent for a rehab assignment after, according to Christian Caple of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. "In regard to what that schedule is, we're still looking into that," said manager Eric Wedge. "But obviously, it's a little bit different when you're a back-end guy, a short-inning guy."

RP | Ryan Perry | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers RP Ryan Perry (eye) is expected to come off the disabled list when eligible Wednesday, April 20, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck. He will first make a short rehab stint with Triple-A Toledo, beginning Friday, April 15, where he will throw 30 pitches or two innings. The inflammation in his eye has subsided and he will visit with an eye doctor Thursday, April 14.

RP | Joel Zumaya | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers RP Joel Zumaya (elbow) will undergo an electromyogram to rule out nerve damage in his elbow Monday, April 18, and will also repeat X-rays and a CT scan, according to the Detroit Free Press' Carlos Monarrez.

RP | Dennys Reyes | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
Boston Red Sox RP Dennys Reyes cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Tuesday, April 12, according to CBSSports.com.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said that RP Bobby Parnell could be bumped from pitching in the eighth inning if his struggles continue, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin. "If he keeps struggling in that role, we will go elsewhere," Warthen said. "We'll go with the hot hand, which might be (Jason Isringhausen), Pedro Beato or D.J. Carrasco. We're looking, but nobody is jumping out."

RP | Luis Ayala | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees RP Luis Ayala (lat) was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right lat, The Star-Ledger's Marc Carig reports.

RP | Hector Noesi | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees purchased the contract of RP Hector Noesi from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre, ESPNdeportes.com's Enrique Rojas reports.

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