Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 21, 2011 @ 07:50:41 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto has reached safely in all 18 games this season, according to Tom Groeschen of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira went 3-for-5 with three doubles and a run scored Wednesday, April 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (flu) took batting practice Wednesday, April 20, but he did not start for a fourth straight day, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

1B | Casey Kotchman | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 1B Casey Kotchman went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI Wednesday, April 20, against the Chicago White Sox. Kotchman has hit safely in four straight games, going 6-for-13 (.462). Kotchman also hasn't struck out once in 20 at-bats over nine games.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn was dropped to fifth in the batting order by manager Ozzie Guillen for the game Wednesday, April 20, against the Tampa Bay Rays, reports The Associated Press. Dunn responded by going 1-for-3 with a double, walk and strikeout. "I know I will come out of it," Dunn said.

1B | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Kyle Blanks (elbow) made his first start at first base Tuesday, April 19, for Double-A San Antonio in his minor league rehab, reports Bill Center, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Blanks is 7-for-19 (.368) so far during his rehab stint.

1B | Dan Johnson | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 1B Dan Johnson (wrist) is back in the lineup and serving as the designated hitter Wednesday, April 20, according to The Tampa Tribune's Tony Fabrizio.

1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBIs against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, April 20, and OF Colby Rasmus went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs, according to The Associated Press.

1B | Prince Fielder | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Prince Fielder went 3-for-3 with two RBIs against the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

1B | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt knows what he needs to work on to become a good major league hitter, according to Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News. "Just looking at the video, it seems so minor what I have to do," said Belt. "I'm dropping the barrel just a bit and I'm fouling off balls. It seems like it's something that can be so easily fixed. That's what makes it frustrating. With some more at-bats, I'm confident I can get this fixed really soon."

1B | Brad Hawpe | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Brad Hawpe, who has 15 strikeouts in 37 at-bats this year, has started only two of the last six games, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. He is hitting just .135 this year.


Second Baseman

2B | Aaron Hill | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill (hamstring) said his hamstring is feeling better, and the team will wait until after the day off Thursday, April 21, to decide if he'll need to go on the disabled list, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy went 3-for-4 with his first home run of the season and two RBIs Wednesday, April 20, against the Houston Astros, reports Mike Mazzeo, of ESPNNewYork.com. It was Murphy's 11th career three-hit game, as he makes a case to be the team's everyday second baseman.

2B | Ryan Roberts | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson rewarded 2B Ryan Roberts with a second consecutive start Wednesday, April 20, at third base in place of the injured 3B Melvin Mora (foot), reports Jeff Wallner, of MLB.com. Roberts cracked two homers in the game Tuesday, April 19.

2B | Bill Hall | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Bill Hall (ankle) suffered a sprained right ankle Wednesday, April 20, reports Alyson Footer, of MLB.com. Hall left the game early, but it is uncertain how severe the injury is at this point.

2B | Mark Ellis | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Mark Ellis picked up the 200th double of his career in a losing effort Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. However, he also contributed to the team's league-leading 20th error of the season.


Shortstop

SS | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Juan Uribe broke out of a slump with four RBIs Wednesday, April 20, The Associated Press reports.

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (oblique) was hitless in four at-bats in his return from the 15-day disbled list Wednesday, April 20, reports The Associated Press.

SS | Clint Barmes | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros SS Clint Barmes (hand) will go for an X-ray Monday, April 25, with the expectation that will clear him to begin a minor league rehab assignment, reports Steve Campbell, of the Houston Chronicle.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (oblique) is tentatively scheduled to resume baseball-related activities over the coming weekend, according to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com. "(He's) feeling good. Just got one little exercise, they do a number of them and (a lot) of them he doesn't feel any pain. There's just one that he feels it a little bit on," said manager Buck Showalter. "Once we get rid of any discomfort, we will start baseball activities."

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki had three hits and scored three times, OF Seth Smith went 2-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs and OF Ryan Spilborghs hit a pinch-hit, three-run home run against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Laynce Nix hit a solo home run and had two RBIs, while 2B Danny Espinosa had three hits and scored two runs and SS Ian Desmond drove in two against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SS Alex Cora, IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. or 2B Danny Espinosa could play shortstop when SS Ian Desmond goes on paternity leave, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. SS Brian Bixler, who is currently playing with Triple-A Syracuse, is likely to be called up to take Desmond's roster spot.

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro may hit third in the lineup in the second game of the team's doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, a move which could prove to be a regular thing due to OF Marlon Byrd's struggles, speculates Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

SS | Marco Scutaro | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz is taking the day off Wednesday, April 20, with 3B Kevin Youkilis serving as the designated hitter, according to ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes. OF J.D. Drew is leading off again, and SS Marco Scutaro, C Jason Varitek and SS Jed Lowrie are starting.


Third Baseman

3B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Michael Young went 1-for-4 with a double and RBI Wednesday, April 20, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, extending his hit streak to 11 games, reports Richard Durrett, of ESPNDallas.com.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright went hitless in three at-bats Wednesday, April 20, against the Houston Astros, matching his career-high by going hitless in his past 19 at-bats, reports Mike Mazzeo, of ESPNNewYork.com.

3B | Russ Canzler | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Russ Canzler went 1-for-4 with an RBI Wednesday, April 20, for Triple-A Durham, and he is batting .344 (11-for-32) with two homers and nine RBIs in 11 games. He also made an error while playing first base.

3B | Dallas McPherson | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Dallas McPherson went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI Wednesday, April 20, for Triple-A Charlotte. McPherson is batting .306 overall, and he has three straight multi-hit games.

3B | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Dayan Viciedo continues to play right field at Triple-A Charlotte, trying to help him back to the majors. Viciedo's offense has never really been a problem, but he went 1-for-5 with an RBI and three strikeouts Wednesday, April 20, against Triple-A Durham, and is batting just .244 on the season.

3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco went 1-for-4 with a home run, his second, and three RBIs Wednesday, April 20, against the Milwaukee Brewers, reports The Associated Press. Polanco is 10-for-21 (.476) with runners in scoring position (RISP) this season.

3B | Brandon Wood | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are not expected to show an interest in Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Brandon Wood, who was designated for assignment Tuesday, April 19, reports Nick Piecoro, of The Arizona Republic.

3B | Melvin Mora | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Melvin Mora (foot) was held out of the lineup for a second straight game Wednesday, April 20, due to a swollen left foot, reports Jeff Wallner, of MLB.com. X-rays taken Tuesday, April 19, on the foot were negative, and Mora reported that the foot felt better Wednesday.

3B | Donnie Murphy | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Florida Marlins 3B Donnie Murphy (knee) is available if needed Wednesday, April 20, according to Joe Frisaro of MLB.com. 3B Greg Dobbs got the start at third base.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis, SS Jed Lowrie and OF J.D. Drew went deep to beat the Oakland Athletics 5-3 Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. Drew's homer was his first of the season. Lowrie went 2-for-4 and is batting .480 against lefties.

3B | Ty Wigginton | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Ty Wigginton went 1-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said 3B Alex Rodriguez (oblique, back), although penciled in the lineup Wednesday, April 20, is not a lock to play in the game, according to Rogers Sportsnet's Barry Davis. Rodriguez will see how he feels after batting practice before playing.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell thinks 3B Edwin Encarnacion is more comfortable as the designated hitter, so 2B Jayson Nix will see more time at third base, according to The Canadian Press' Shi Davidi. OF Juan Rivera will continue to play based on matchups.

3B | Nick Punto | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals IFs Tyler Greene, Nick Punto and Daniel Descalso will all see time while 2B Skip Schumaker (elbow) is out, according to Matthew Leach of MLB.com.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants believe that the injury to 3B Pablo Sandoval (triceps) is minor, reports Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his return to the lineup Tuesday, April 19, according to The Associated Press.


Catcher

C | Carlos Santana | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana will not be moved out of the cleanup spot despite his struggles, according to MLB.com's Jordan Bastian.

C | Jason Kendall | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Jason Kendall (shoulder) is eyeing mid-May or perhaps June to return to the Royals' lineup, according to Dick Kaegel of MLB.com. Kendall is still strengthening his right shoulder at Kauffman Stadium, aiming toward a rehab assignment. "I'm close," said Kendall, who had surgery on the shoulder in September. "It's hard for me to sit here. We're playing good, so that makes it a lot easier."

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (foot) should be ready to return to the parent club by early May after he recovers from problems with his left foot, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Cervilli fractured his left foot upon hitting a foul ball off himself in a Grapefruit League game on March 2.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (illness) will have a better idea of where he stands in terms of readiness when the Twins return home Friday, April 22, according to Jeff Seidel of MLB.com. "We'll see him when we get home, and then we'll be able to kind of get a better feel for what we're going to do and where we're going to go," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said.

C | Ronny Paulino | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
New York Mets C Ronny Paulino (anemia) will move his minor league rehab from Class A St. Lucie to Triple-A Buffalo, reports Mike Mazzeo, of ESPNNewYork.com. Paulino is due to be activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 26.

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his third of the season, and a walk Wednesday, April 20, against the New York Yankees. Arencibia has hit safely in four straight games, going 6-for-17 (.353).

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters has wore out Minnesota Twins so far through three games, going 4-for-9 with a double, two home runs, seven RBIs and five runs scored. He finished 1-for-2 with a home, two RBIs and a walk Wednesday, April 20.

C | John Jaso | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays C John Jaso went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, his first of the season, Wednesday, April 20, against the Chicago White Sox.

C | A.J. Pierzynski | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski was ejected in the sixth inning Wednesday, April 20, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager Ozzie Guillen said Pierzynski was unhappy about a call during his at-bat, and that's why the catch had a heated discussion with the home plate umpire on the way back to the dugout.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Wednesday, April 20. He is hitting .364 (8-for-22) with at least one hit in each of his six games since coming off the 15-day disabled list.

C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson tweaked his lineup for Wednesday, April 20, against the Cincinnati Reds, using C Miguel Montero in the eighth spot for just the second time this season, reports Jeff Wallner, of MLB.com. "He's a catcher, first and foremost," Gibson said. "We want to keep him fresh. He doesn't get as many ABs down there."

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey went 2-for-3 and drove in his team's only two runs versus the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli is starting at first base Wednesday, April 20, with 1B Mitch Moreland playing right field, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. 3B Michael Young is starting at second with 2B Ian Kinsler serving as the designated hitter.

C | Taylor Teagarden | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have recalled C Taylor Teagarden from Triple-A Round Rock and have purchased the contract of SP Brett Tomko, according to The Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant. RP Mason Tobin (elbow) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list and RP Michael Kirkman will be sent to Round Rock.

C | Geovany Soto | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Geovany Soto will likely catch both games of the doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com.

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is sitting the bench for Game 1 of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, with C Gerald Laird making the start, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Derrick Goold.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos and OF Mike Morse are sitting out for Game 1 of the team's doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, versus the St. Louis Cardinals, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. OF Laynce Nix is starting in left in Game 1.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is sitting the bench Wednesday, April 20, with C Omir Santos behind the plate, according to the Detroit Free Press' John Lowe. OF Casper Wells is starting in right field and OF Ryan Raburn is starting at second base.

C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has been trying to acquire C Russell Martin from the Los Angeles Dodgers for the past three seasons because he compares him to Thurman Munson, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand.


Outfielder

OF | Juan Rivera | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF/DH Juan Rivera will have to accept a diminished role with the team after starting the season with a .103 batting average, MLB.com's Gregor Chisholm reports.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have three players with double-digit hit streaks for the first time since 2001, The Associated Press reports. Royals OF Alex Gordon is at 14 games, IF Wilson Betemit is at 11 games and OF Jeff Francoeur has a 10-game hitting streak.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier has a 17-game hitting streak through Wednesday, April 20, according to the team. It is the best streak since Orlando Hudson's 17-game effort in 2009.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Colin Dunlap of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen's personal leave appears to be family related and he will be away from the club for an undetermined amount of time. "That's really all we are going to share right now, in respect to his privacy," Hurdle said. "I'll let you know more when I have more, and then I can let you know.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and a walk Wednesday, April 20, according to The Tampa Tribune's Tony Fabrizio. He has multi-hit games in six of his past nine games and is 13-for-24 (.542) on the current homestand.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Wednesday, April 20, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, dropping his average to .242, reports Richard Durrett, of ESPNDallas.com. Cruz now has just two hits over his past 19 at-bats, and he isn't looking comfortable at the plate.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos went 1-for-3 with a triple, walk, run scored and two strikeouts Wednesday, April 20, against the Texas Rangers, reports Mark Saxon, of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Manager Mike Scioscia moved Bourjos up to seventh in the lineup. Bourjos now has eight extra-base hits this season.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Vernon Wells went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his first of the season, with a walk Wednesday, April 20, against the Texas Rangers.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Chris Coghlan went 2-for-5 with a run scored and three RBIs Wednesday, April 20, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Coghlan is 11-for-28 (.393) with five RBIs over his past seven games.

OF | Emilio Bonifacio | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Emilio Bonifacio went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI Wednesday, April 20, in a start in place of the injured OF Logan Morrison (foot), reports The Associated Press.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Wednesday, April 20, against the Florida Marlins. Tabata was 7-for-20 (.350) in his previous four games before arriving in Florida. He is 0-for-7 with three strikeouts in the first two games of the series with the Marlins.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and a stolen base Wednesday, April 20, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Maybin entered the game on a 2-for-14 (.143) slide over the past four starts.

OF | Ryan Ludwick | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Ryan Ludwick went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs Wednesday, April 20, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Ludwick has heated up over the past five games, going 8-for-21 (.381), hitting safely in each start.

OF | Chris Denorfia | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia (forearm, knee) returned to the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, against the Chicago Cubs. Denorfia went 3-for-5 with a solo home run, his second of the season. Denorfia is 8-for-17 (.471) over the past seven games to raise his average from .133 to .313 just since April 12.

OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored and two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, against the San Diego Padres.

OF | Kosuke Fukudome | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Kosuke Fukudome (personal) was back in the starting lineup for the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, April 20, reports The Associated Press. Fukudome missed time during the first game due to the birth of his second child.

OF | Rick Ankiel | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel went 2-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and stolen base Wednesday, April 20, in the second game of a doubleheader against the St. Louis Cardinals. After a slow start, Ankiel has hit safely in four straight, going 6-for-15 (.400) to raise his average from .180 to .231 just since April 15.

OF | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Lance Berkman went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and two RBIs Wednesday, April 20, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals. Berkman is hot over the past eight games, going 14-for-31 (.452) to raise his average from .214 to .339 just since April 9.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (rib cage) made his final rehab start for Class A St. Lucie Wednesday, April 20, going 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs scored, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com. Bay is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, April 21.

OF | Jeremy Hermida | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday, April 20, that OF Jeremy Hermida will see time against right-handed pitching, reports Mark Sheldon, of MLB.com. "I'm trying to get some left-handers in the lineup and give Hermida some action since he's been playing every day (in the minors)," Baker said.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his sixth of the season, and a triple with two runs scored and two RBIs Wednesday, April 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Michael Cuddyer went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his first of the season, a walk and two runs scored Wednesday, April 20, against the Baltimore Orioles, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. The RBI was his first of the season after 17 games.

OF | Delmon Young | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young (flu) was unable to start Wednesday, April 20, for a second straight game, and he wasn't even available off the bench, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

OF | Johnny Damon | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon (finger) said there was soreness when he took batting practice Wednesday, April 20, but he said he plans to hit again Thursday, April 21, reports The Associated Press. Damon missed his third straight game Wednesday.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 1-for-4 with a strikeout Wednesday, April 20, with Triple-A Durham, extending his hit streak to four games. Overall, Jennings is batting .286 with two homers, six RBIs and four steals. He also has 13 strikeouts in just 49 at-bats, which is likely something he'll need to work on before getting a call to Tampa Bay.

OF | Lastings Milledge | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Lastings Milledge is off to a slow start since being demoted to Triple-A Charlotte. Milledge went 1-for-4 with a run scored Wednesday, April 20, and is batting just .150 (3-for-20) in five games with no RBIs and six strikeouts.

OF | Garrett Jones | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Garrett Jones is batting .387 over his first 10 games on the road this season, reports David Villavicencio, of MLB.com.

OF | Bobby Abreu | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (oblique) is back in the lineup Wednesday, April 20, at shortstop, according to The Orange County Register's Bill Plunkett. OF Bobby Abreu, who is 1-for-20 on the current road trip, is taking the night off.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (oblique) went 0-for-3 in his second rehab appearance Wednesday, April 20, reports Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

OF | Reed Johnson | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Reed Johnson hit a walk-off solo home run off of San Diego Padres RP Luke Gregerson Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Jerry Sands | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Jerry Sands is making his second straight start in left field Wednesday, April 20, according to the team's official Twitter page.

OF | Logan Morrison | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Logan Morrison (foot) will know the results of his MRI Thursday, April 21, according to Clark Spencer of The Miami Herald.

OF | Brennan Boesch | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Brennan Boesch went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a winning effort Wednesday, April 20, and is hitting .405 with nine RBIs in 12 road games this year.

OF | Ryan Raburn | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Ryan Raburn hit his second home run of the season in a winning effort against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Josh Willingham | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Willingham is sitting versus Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz Wednesday, April 20, because manager Bob Geren said Buchholz is tough against righties, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler is stronger, looks more comfortable in the batter's box and is getting more extra-base hits this season, including eight doubles in his first 17 games, reports Jim Armstrong of The Denver Post.

OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez, who is currently hitting second in the lineup, is only chasing 21.1 percent of pitches outside of the strike zone this year, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. Last year, he swung at 39.2 percent of pitches outside the zone. Gomez could be dropped in the lineup once OF Corey Hart (oblique) returns from the disabled list. C Jonathan Lucroy could also inherit the No. 2 spot before long.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun has reached base safely in each of the team's first 18 games and is hitting .373 with a team-leading five homers, 12 RBIs and a .493 on-base percentage entering the game Wednesday, April 20, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. Manager Ron Roenicke said Braun is "hunting mistakes" at the plate instead of just swinging. 1B Prince Fielder, who hits behind Braun, is also hot, hitting .338 with three home runs, 17 RBIs and a .419 on-base percentage.

OF | Mark DeRosa | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (triceps) has been removed from the lineup Wednesday, April 20, after straining his right triceps during batting practice, according to Adam Ronis of Newsday. OF Mark DeRosa has now been shifted to third base, while 1B Aubrey Huff will start at first.

OF | Carlos Peguero | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Carlos Peguero will make his first major league start in left field Wednesday, April 20, giving OF Milton Bradley the day off, according to SportsPress Northwest's John Hickey.

OF | Angel Pagan | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Angel Pagan discovered that he was using the wrong hand placements when he swung, which left him in the wrong spot and has led to his poor start to the season, reports Andy McCullough of The Star-Ledger. Pagan has worked with hitting coach Dave Hudgens and has fixed the problem.

OF | Aaron Rowand | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt will likely be sent down Wednesday, April 20, after the team activated OF Cody Ross (calf), speculates Andrew Baggarly of The Mercury News. The team is starting OF Mark DeRosa at first base, while Ross and OFs Pat Burrell and Aaron Rowand are playing the outfield.

OF | Magglio Ordonez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez won't serve as the full-time designated hitter with C Victor Martinez (groin) on the disabled list, according to the Detroit Free Press' John Lowe. "I'm not sure if being the DH is the best thing for Magglio," manager Jim Leyland said. "The best thing for Magglio might be to be out in the outfield moving around and keeping the ankle loosened up as opposed to sitting and waiting for another at-bat. If you're (the DH) and you run to first and don't run again for two or three innings and it's cold ... what's best for it? I don't really know."


Starting Pitcher

SP | Jon Garland | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Jon Garland allowed a run on four hits and two walks in a complete-game victory over the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, April 20, The Associated Press reports.

SP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar allowed six runs on five hits and three walks while fanning five in his loss to the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, April 20, The Associated Press reports. He also balked twice after he retired the game's first 15 batters. "Hochevar's stuff for the first five innings was as good as I've ever seen it," said Royals manager Ned Yost.

SP | Jeremy Bonderman | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent SP Jeremy Bonderman (Tigers) visited the Detroit Tigers clubhouse before the game Wednesday, April 20, against the Seattle Mariners. According to The Associated Press, the appearance of Bonderman sparked speculation that he might be interested in returning to the Tigers.

SP | Erik Bedard | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Erik Bedard went five innings, allowing all three runs on five hits and five walks, while striking out two as he dropped his fourth straight decision Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. Seattle lost 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers.

SP | Joel Pineiro | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Joel Pineiro (shoulder) threw 45 pitches in a three-inning stint in extended spring training Wednesday, April 20, reports The Associated Press. Manager Mike Scioscia said Pineiro's stuff "was terrific. He felt good."

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver allowed just one earned run, six hits and no walks in a complete victory Wednesday, April 20, against the Texas Rangers, reports The Associated Press. Weaver became the first pitcher in the majors to five wins. He also struck out eight batters in the 119-pitch quality start.

SP | Ricky Nolasco | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed four hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings Wednesday, April 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, running his record to 2-0 while lowering his ERA to 3.00. Nolasco also racked up eight strikeouts in the 96-pitch quality start.

SP | Charlie Morton | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton allowed six runs and 10 hits in five innings in a loss Wednesday, April 20, against the Florida Marlins, reports The Associated Press. Morton's ERA more than doubled from 1.64 to 3.33 as a result of the awful outing.

SP | Aaron Harang | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Aaron Harang allowed two earned runs while scattering nine hits over six innings in a win Wednesday, April 20, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs. Harang also struck out five batters in the 97-pitch quality start. Harang has pitched exactly six innings in each of his four starts this season, allowing two or fewer runs per outing.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann allowed five earned runs, eight hits and two walks over six innings in a loss in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 20. Zimmermann also struck out three batters in the 96-pitch effort.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed three runs - one earned - and four hits over five innings to run his record to 3-0 in a win Wednesday, April 20, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris allowed three earned runs while scattering 10 hits over six innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets Wednesday, April 20. Norris also walked one while striking out six batters in the 106-pitch quality start.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks over eight innings in a loss Wednesday, April 20, against the Houston Astros. Dickey also struck out four batters in the 104-pitch performance.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Bronson Arroyo allowed three earned runs, five hits and a walk while striking out eight batters over 6 1/3 innings in a loss Wednesday, April 20, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (shoulder) is scheduled to make his second rehab start for Triple-A Louisville Thursday, April 21, reports The Associated Press.

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy (ankle) was hit on the right ankle by a comebacker in the fifth inning Wednesday, April 20, against the Cincinnati Reds, reports The Associated Press. Kennedy pressed on, allowing one earned run, four hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in the 103-pitch outing. "It hurt really bad," Kennedy said. "I couldn't put much weight on the foot at all. Then I had the adrenaline kick in after that." Kennedy's ankle was swelling while he was on the bench, and his status for his next scheduled start is uncertain.

SP | Brett Cecil | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brett Cecil allowed five earned runs, six hits and four walks in five innings to take his second loss of the season Wednesday, April 20, against the New York Yankees. Cecil managed to get just 51 of his 82 pitches over for strikes. Cecil is now 1-2 with a 6.86 ERA through four starts.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays activated SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, April 20, reports The Associated Press. Morrow is expected to make his first start of the season Saturday, April 23, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

SP | Bartolo Colon | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Bartolo Colon allowed two earned runs, five hits and two walks over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday, April 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays, reports Wallace Matthews, of ESPNNewYork.com. Colon was hitting 94 mph on the radar gun during the start.

SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn allowed five earned runs, seven hits and a walk over seven innings in a loss against the Baltimore Orioles Wednesday, April 20. Blackburn slipped to 1-3 on the season despite a fairly decent 4.01 ERA.

SP | Scott Baker | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Baker will get the start Thursday, April 21, against the Baltimore Orioles, a team he has plenty of success in his career, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Baker is 5-0 with a 2.53 ERA, 29 strikeouts and seven walks in 42 2/3 innings in seven career starts againt the Orioles.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton allowed just three earned runs, five hits and three walks over six innings in a win Wednesday, April 20, against the Minnesota, reports Roch Kubatko, of MASNSports.com. Manager Buck Showalter removed him after 88 pitches despite Britton not wanting to depart. "He's bullet-proof right now. We all were that way when we were 23, 24 and he won't agree with me and that's OK," Showalter said. Britton also battled through flu-like symptoms in the start.

SP | Wade Davis | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Wade Davis allowed one earned run, six hits and two walks over seven innings in a win Wednesday, April 20, against the Chicago White Sox. He also struck out two in the 99-pitch quality start.

SP | Philip Humber | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Philip Humber allowed four earned runs, six hits and a walk over 5 1/3 innings in a loss against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, April 20, reports Doug Padilla, of ESPNChicago.com. It was Humber's worst outing of the season, as he has allowed just three earned runs in 11 innings over his first two starts. Still, Humber is expected to remain in rotation until May with SP Jake Peavy (shoulder) sidelined.

SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson has allowed three or fewer runs while lasting at least six innings in three of his four outings this season, although he has just one win to show for his efforts.

SP | Dustin Moseley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Dustin Moseley has received zero total runs of support through his first four starts of the season, reports Bill Center, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Moseley lowered his ERA to a sparkling 1.40 in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, against the Chicago Cubs, but he is 0-3 on the season.

SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced Wednesday, April 20, that SP Freddy Garcia will make a scheduled start Saturday, April 23, against the Baltimore Orioles, reports Wallace Matthews, of ESPNNewYork.com.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova will be pushed back one day from Saturday, April 23, to Sunday, April 24, for his next scheduled start after being used in relief Tuesday, April 19, reports Wallace Matthews, of ESPNNewYork.com.

SP | Jeanmar Gomez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said Wednesday, April 20, that SP Jeanmar Gomez will get at least one more start, reports Jordan Bastian, of MLB.com. "He's pitching in five days. We'll go from there," Acta said.

SP | John Lannan | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP John Lannan is preparing to make his next scheduled start Sunday, April 24, on three days' rest, reports Adam Kilgore, of The Washington Post. "Right now, I'm mentally getting ready for that start," Lannan said. However, the team has not yet made it official, and manager Jim Riggleman and pitching coach Steve McCatty will monitor Lannan and decide later in the week.

SP | Dallas Braden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Dallas Braden's (shoulder) MRI exam showed no structural damage to his shoulder, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. He was prescribed rest and rehab to treat the inflammation.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Gio Gonzalez struck out nine hitters but was hit with his first loss of the season against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He entered the game having thrown 17 straight scoreless innings for an ERA of 0.47 in three starts. Gonzalez allowed four earned runs and eight hits (two homers) while walking one.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz allowed a leadoff home run to Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp in 5 1/3 innings to pick up his first victory of the season Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He gave up 10 runs in five innings in two starts against the Athletics last year. Buchholz struck out two and walked four in the game.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza threw six scoreless innings against the San Diego Padres Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He walked three and racked up nine strikeouts, but ended up with a no-decision.

SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello allowed just one run and four hits in seven innings against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. It was his first win of the season. He struck out six and walked one while throwing 95 pitches.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa improved to 3-0 on the season after holding the San Francisco Giants to two runs on four hits and two walks Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He retired six via strikeout.

SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain stumbled through 4 2/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, April 20, surrendering six runs on nine hits, according to The Associated Press. He struck out six and issued two walks.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes (arm) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, April 20, since landing on the disabled list, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Wallace Matthews. He threw 30 pitches during the session and "felt good." Hughes will throw long toss Friday, April 22, but there is no timetable for him to begin making rehab starts.

SP | Eric Hurley | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Eric Hurley (head) remains hospitalized with a minor skull fracture and a moderate concussion, according to Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News.

SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey's (shoulder) rehab start with Triple-A Louisville scheduled for Friday, April 22, will be pushed back a day or two because his arm is tired, according to MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants will temporarily go with a four-man rotation consisting of SPs Tim Lincecum, Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez and Madison Bumgarner, according to Chris Haft of MLB.com. SP Ryan Vogelsong will continue to pitch out of the bullpen, but could see a start next week in place of SP Barry Zito (foot).

SP | Brandon Webb | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Brandon Webb (shoulder) threw 60 pitches to live hitters Wednesday, April 20, after he was supposed to throw Friday, April 22, according to ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. Webb felt good enough to throw Wednesday. He threw all of his pitches and felt good after the session. It is unsure what Webb's next step will be.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook was shelled for seven runs on seven hits in three innings against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He walked two and struck out one.

SP | Aaron Cook | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Aaron Cook (finger) is making progress and has recently thrown off a mound's slope, but there is currently no timetable for his return, reports Thomas Harding of MLB.com. "He did do the things he's doing on flat ground with his long toss and things like that, and then went to the mound and just threw a couple where he could feel himself coming down the slope," explained manager Jim Tracy. "He's making strides, there's no question about that."

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (shoulder) is hoping to make a minor league start next week after suffering a setback Monday, April 18, after throwing just 15 pitches due to tenderness and irritation in his right shoulder, according to The Associated Press. He said the setback was caused from scar tissue. Peavy will not throw again until Friday, April 22.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (personal) remains on track to make his next scheduled start Saturday, April 23, according to Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz (intercostal) is set to rejoin the team and throw either off flat ground or a bullpen session Thursday, April 21, according to MASNSports.com's Roch Kubatko.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Chris Young (elbow) will throw Wednesday, April 20, and pitch a simulated game Thursday, April 21, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. SP Dillon Gee will see one more start.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed three runs (two earned) on eight hits over six innings versus the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He walked one and only registered one strikeout.

SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke (rib) will throw a bullpen session during the team's off day Thursday, April 21, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. It is unknown when he will make his next minor league rehab start.

SP | Pat Misch | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Pat Misch has cleared waivers and accepted his assignment to Triple-A Buffalo, according to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs will go with SP Casey Coleman Friday, April 22, and SP Ryan Dempster Saturday, April 23, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times.

SP | Kevin Hart | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Hart (shoulder) worked out for the team Tuesday, April 19, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports.

SP | Matt Purke | NCAA | Injury
Updating a previous report, Texas Christian University SP Matt Purke (shoulder) is out indefinitely with soreness in his throwing shoulder, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports. Purke will fly to Birmingham, Ala., to visit Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, April 20.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians CL Chris Perez nailed down his sixth save of the season with three pitches Wednesday, April 20, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

RP | Robinson Tejeda | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Robinson Tejeda (shoulder), who is on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, reported no aftereffects to his throwing session on Tuesday, April 19. He threw 20 or 25 pitches. "So far it feels good, no pain," he said. "I'll try to get more velocity, but I'm not going to put pressure on myself. Just work hard and get it back as soon as possible. It'll all come together."

RP | Heath Bell | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning in the second game of a doubleheader Wednesday, April 20, against the San Diego Padres, earning his fifth save.

RP | James Russell | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP James Russell allowed four earned runs, seven hits and a walk over four innings in a loss Wednesday, April 20, in the second game of a doubleheader against the San Diego Padres. Russell did not record a strikeout in the 74-pitch outing.

RP | Mitchell Boggs | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Mitchell Boggs allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday, April 20, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals. Boggs nailed down his first save, throwing 12 of his 15 pitches for strikes.

RP | Brandon Lyon | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros RP Brandon Lyon allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday, April 20, against the New York Mets, picking up his fourth save of the season.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz worked a perfect ninth inning Wednesday, April 20, against the Cincinnati Reds for his fifth save. Putz threw all seven of his pitches for strikes.

RP | Mark Prior | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees RP Mark Prior (groin) was placed on the minor league disabled list Wednesday, April 20, due to a strained groin, reports The Associated Press. Prior is pitching at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano allowed a walk in two-thirds of an inning Wednesday, April 20, for his first save of the season against the Toronto Blue Jays.

RP | Kevin Gregg | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Kevin Gregg worked a perfect ninth inning Wednesday, April 20, for his second save of the season. Gregg threw just 12 pitches, getting seven over for strikes.

RP | Kyle Farnsworth | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth worked a perfect and efficient 11-pitch ninth inning for his fourth save Wednesday, April 20, against the Chicago White Sox. Farnsworth has allowed just one earned run (1.42 ERA) in 6 1/3 innings over eight appearances, and he has a stellar 0.79 WHIP.

RP | Jose Contreras | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jose Contreras has yet to allow an earned run in seven innings over seven appearances while posting four saves.

RP | Garrett Olson | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates sent RP Garrett Olson outright to Triple-A Indianapolis Wednesday, April 20, after he cleared waivers, reports David Villavicencio, of MLB.com.

RP | David Hernandez | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Wednesday, April 20, that RP David Hernandez has not yet seen his best baseball, reports Jeff Wallner, of MLB.com. "He's got a great arm," Gibson said. "Plus-plus velocity. We haven't seen his breaking ball as much as the reports show. He comes right at you."

RP | Joel Zumaya | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers RP Joel Zumaya (elbow) will not be allowed to throw for six weeks and has opted for rehab rather than surgery, according to The Detroit News' Tom Gage. If he hasn't improved in six weeks, he will undergo surgery.

RP | Jonathan Papelbon | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Jonathan Papelbon picked up his third save of the season by pitching 1 1/3 innings against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He allowed one run and two hits while striking out one and walking none.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Marmol blew a save opportunity by allowing the game-tying run to the San Diego Padres Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press.

RP | Mason Tobin | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction
The Texas Rangers placed RP Mason Tobin (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, April 20, after he was diagnosed with inflammation in the ulnar ligament in his elbow, according to The Dallas Morning News.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde allowed a leadoff home run to Seattle Mariners 2B Adam Kennedy en route to picking up his fifth save of the season Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. He had three strikeouts in the outing.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen pitched 1 1/3 innings to earn his second save of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, April 20, according to The Associated Press. RP Sean Burnett recorded the first two outs of the eighth inning.

RP | Jason Isringhausen | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets RP Jason Isringhausen will serve as the team's primary setup man while RP Bobby Parnell (finger) is on the disabled list and possibly longer, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

RP | Ryan Madson | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Ryan Madson picked up the win Wednesday, April 20, while RP Jose Contreras nailed down his fourth save of the season, according to The Associated Press.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Andrew Bailey (forearm) threw his best side session to date Wednesday, April 20, and will throw another side session Saturday, April 23, and then be re-evaluated, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Susan Slusser. Bailey could start throwing to hitters next week, but he is unlikely to go on a rehab assignment until the end of the month.

RP | David Aardsma | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP David Aardsma (hip) threw 22 pitches in one inning of work for Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, April 19, allowing two runs and two hits while walking two, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Christian Caple. He threw just 10 of his 22 pitches for strikes and will make another start in the minors Friday, April 22. "The most important thing is physically, he felt good," manager Eric Wedge said. "I think what we'll plan on having him do is work out today like he's doing, again here tomorrow then get him back out there Friday."

RP | Chad Gaudin | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
The Washington Nationals are not yet sure who will take the mound Sunday, April 24, according to Bill Ladson of MLB.com. It could be SP John Lannan on three days rest, RP Chad Gaudin or a number of relievers.

RP | Blaine Boyer | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates agreed to minor league contracts with Ps Blaine Boyer and Brett Sinkbeil Wednesday, April 20, according to Colin Dunlap of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

RP | LaTroy Hawkins | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP LaTroy Hawkins (shoulder) will come off the disabled list Friday, April 22, after throwing a bullpen session Wednesday, April 20, according to MLB.com's Adam McCalvy. The team will slowly ease him back into a late-inning role.

RP | Jose Ascanio | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jose Ascanio (shoulder) began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, April 19, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Rob Biertempfel reports.

RP | Ryan Perry | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction
Detroit Tigers RP Ryan Perry (eye) was activated from the 15-day disabled list, MLB.com's Jason Beck reports.

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