Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 24, 2011 @ 08:21:55 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Lyle Overbay | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Lyle Overbay went 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the Washington Nationals. Overbay is up to 10 RBIs on the season, and he is 4-for-11 over his past three games to raise his average from .234 to .253 just since April 19.

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 1-for-5 with a ninth inning single Saturday, April 23, against the San Francisco Giants, reports The Associated Press. Freeman has now reached base safely in 15 of his 16 games this season.

1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his seventh of the season, Saturday, April 23, against the Cincinnati Reds. Pujols had just one home run in his first 12 games, but he has caught fire and swatted six homers over his past nine starts.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored, a home run and two RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Votto has four RBIs over his past four games, and he has homered in two of the past three.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn was hitless in three at-bats with a walk and a strikeout Saturday, April 23, against the Detroit Tigers, dropping his season average to .154. Dunn has been awful in his 10 games since returning from an appendectomy, going 4-for-38 (.105).

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com. Davis has now homered in three straight games at Citi Field, joining 3B David Wright and former OF Gary Sheffield as the only players in franchise history to accomplish the feat. Former OF Richard Hidalgo holds the franchise record with homers in five consecutive games.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (flu) went 2-for-5 with two RBIs Saturday, April 23, in his return to the lineup, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Morneau has missed the past five games due to the flu.

1B | James Loney | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B James Loney was hitless in five at-bats Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs, as his batting average slipped to .165, while his on-base percentage is an awful .191 and his OPS sits at .212, reports Jon Weisman, of ESPNLosAngeles.com.

1B | Carlos Pena | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Carlos Pena, who has one hit in his past 16 at-bats, is getting the day off Saturday, April 23, according to Sahadev Sharma of ESPNChicago.com. 2B Jeff Baker is starting at first base.


Second Baseman

2B | Martin Prado | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Martin Prado went 2-for-4 with three RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the San Francisco Giants. Prado also drew a walk, giving him at least one free pass in three straight games.

2B | Skip Schumaker | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Skip Schumaker (triceps) might be sidelined up to six weeks, reports Joe Strauss, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Schumaker, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 19, is dealing with a strained ligament, in addition to his triceps injury.

2B | Brent Lillibridge | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Brent Lillibridge is expected to make the start in center field Sunday, April 24, against the Detroit Tigers, reports Doug Padilla, of ESPNChicago.com.

2B | Aaron Hill | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill (hamstring) was able to do some light jogging before the game Saturday, April 23, against the Tampa Bay Rays, reports The Associated Press.

2B | Felipe Lopez | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays 2B Felipe Lopez and manager Joe Maddon had a discussion before the game Saturday, April 23, about the benching of Lopez Friday, April 22, reports The Associated Press. It's uncertain when Lopez will be re-inserted into the lineup after his second run-in with his manager already this season.

2B | Willie Bloomquist | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Willie Bloomquist (hamstring) has been dealing with a sore hamstring and is not in the lineup Saturday, April 23, but is feeling better, reports Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.

2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist is hitting fourth in the lineup Saturday, April 23, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times.


Shortstop

SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez was moved to second in the batting order for the game Saturday, April 23, against the Detroit Tigers, according to Scott Merkin of MLB.com.

SS | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Juan Uribe (thigh) is likely to start Sunday, April 24, after taking a day off to recover from a thigh injury, reports MLB.com's Ken Gurnick. "I was taking him out yesterday and going to give him today off anyway. He thinks it's minor, we'll give him the day today and he'll be ready to go," manager Don Mattingly said.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (oblique) will begin baseball-related activities Monday, April 25, by taking dry swings, reports Roch Kubatko, of MASNSports.com.

SS | Jose Reyes | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Jose Reyes (finger) went 2-for-4 with a walk and two runs scored Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Draft, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro, 2B Darwin Barney and OF Marlon Byrd combined for nine hits, six RBIs and four runs scored Saturday, April 23, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports The Associated Press. Each player also stole a base in the game, and Castro tied a career high with four hits.

SS | Ronny Cedeno | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Ronny Cedeno is in the starting lineup against the Washington Nationals Saturday, April 23, according to Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

SS | Brandon Wood | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have added SS Brandon Wood to their 25-man roster and optioned SS Pedro Ciriaco to Triple-A Indianapolis, according to the team's Twitter page.

SS | Paul Janish | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Paul Janish is returning to the starting lineup Saturday, April 23, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

SS | Jose Ortega | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
The New York Yankees have designated RP Jose Ortegano for assignment, according to Chad Jennings of The Journal News.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez hit his 22nd career grand slam Saturday, April 23, against the Baltimore Orioles, putting him one behind Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig for the all-time lead, reports Mark Feinsand, of the New York Daily News. Rodriguez finished 2-for-5 with a double, the grand slam and six RBIs.

3B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig (groin) said he has experienced improvement in his strained left groin and hopes to be activated from the 15-day disabled list when eligible May 2, reports Joe Strauss, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

3B | Mark Teahen | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Mark Teahen and SS Omar Vizquel are both expected to be in the lineup Sunday, April 24, against the Detroit Tigers, reports Doug Padilla, of ESPNChicago.com. Teahen is a lefty, and Vizquel is a switch-hitter, so they'll work against right-handed starter SP Max Scherzer.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright went 2-for-5 with a run scored and a stolen base Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Wright is 4-for-11 over the past three games after going hitless in a career-high 19 straight at-bats last week.

3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista went 3-for-3 with a pair of solo home runs, a walk and three runs scored Saturday, April 23, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Bautista has crushed Rays pitching, going 6-for-6 with three homers, three walks, seven runs scored and a total of five extra-base hits in the first two games of the series.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez hopes that 3B Chipper Jones (knee) can return to the lineup Sunday, April 24, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

3B | Melvin Mora | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Melvin Mora (undisclosed) was scratched from the lineup against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, April 23, in favor of IF Ryan Roberts, according to Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) is not in the starting lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, April 23, because of a sore left wrist, according to The Associated Press.

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B Scott Rolen (shoulder) is out of the lineup once again Saturday, April 23, according to the team's official Twitter page.


Catcher

C | Chris Iannetta | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Chris Iannetta (back) will miss the next several days due to a lower back strain, according to The Denver Post's Jim Armstrong.

C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Russell Martin went 2-for-5 with a pair of home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored Saturday, April 23, against the Baltimore Orioles, reports Mark Feinsand, of the New York Daily News. Martin was hit by a pitch in the ninth inning, which he felt was intentional.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann is expected to get the day off Sunday, April 24, according to David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

C | Hector Gimenez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers C Hector Gimenez (knee) will have knee surgery Tuesday, April 26, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.


Outfielder

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth was 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk Saturday, April 23, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Werth has managed RBIs in three of his past four games. Saturday also marked the first time in eight games dating back to April 12 where Werth didn't strike out at least once.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata went 2-for-2 with a double, walk, run scored and RBI Saturday, April 23, against the Washington Nationals. Tabata also stole his ninth base of the season. Tabata was 0-for-11 over his past three games entering play.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-2 with two walks, three runs scored and two stolen bases Saturday, April 23, against the Washington Nationals. McCutchen entered play on a 1-for-14 slide in his past three games.

OF | Andres Torres | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Andres Torres (Achilles') will not join the team heading east for a road trip, but he'll instead continue his rehab in Arizona at extended spring training, reports Henry Schulman, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

OF | Pat Burrell | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Pat Burrell went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored Saturday, April 23, against the Atlanta Braves. The doubles were the first extra-base hits of the season for Burrell which were not home runs. His average is now at a season-high .250, tying his mark after the first game of the year back on March 31.

OF | Cody Ross | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Cody Ross went 2-for-4 with his first RBI of the season Saturday, April 23, against the Atlanta Braves. Ross went 0-for-7 with two strikeouts in his first two games since coming off the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Shane Robinson | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson (hand) had surgery Friday, April 22, in Memphis, to repair the fractured second metacarpal bone on his left hand, reports Joe Strauss, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Robinson was injured during a game with Triple-A Memphis earlier this week. He'll have another surgery Wednesday, April 27, to repair a broken orbital bone in his face. He is expected to be sidelined six weeks.

OF | Ryan Raburn | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila was 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBIs, while OF Ryan Raburn went 2-for-3 with three RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago White Sox. Both players now have 13 RBIs on the season.

OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios was hitless in three at-bats Saturday, April 23, against the Detroit Tigers, and he is now without a hit in the past 20 at-bats, reports Doug Padilla, of ESPNChicago.com. Rios is expected to be rested Sunday, April 24.

OF | Jason Pridie | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Pridie went 1-for-4 Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, recording his first major league hit in the process, reports The Associated Press.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with a home run, his first of the season, and three RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, reports The Associated Press. "He's one of the pros in the clubhouse, and there's a lot of them in there, but he brings a sense of calmness," manager Terry Collins said of Bay.

OF | David Murphy | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
New York Mets 2B David Murphy went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but he also had a costly two-run error in the field, reports Adam Rubin, of ESPNNewYork.com. Murphy starts against right-handed pitchers, and manager Terry Collins said 2B Justin Turner will see time against left-handed pitchers.

OF | Jason Kubel | Minnesota Twins | Draft, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OFs Jason Kubel, Jason Repko and Denard Span each posted two-hit games Saturday, April 23, against the Cleveland Indians. The trio combined to go 6-for-10 with five runs scored, five RBIs and three walks.

OF | Delmon Young | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young (ribs) will not return Sunday, April 24, and will instead take advantage of the scheduled day off Monday, April 25, and target Tuesday, April 26, for his return, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run Saturday, April 23, against the Minnesota Twins. Sizemore is 9-for-23 (.391) with two homers and five RBIs in six games since coming off the 15-day disabled list April 17.

OF | Johnny Damon | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon was 1-for-4 with three RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the Toronto Blue Jays, extending his hit streak to 12 games. Damon is 16-for-50 (.320) during his impressive run.

OF | Sam Fuld | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld continues to run hot, going 1-for-3 with two walks, two runs scored and his 10th stolen base of the season Saturday, April 23, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a home run, his fifth of the season, and two RBIs Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs. Kemp is 13-for-26 (.500) with three home runs and nine RBIs during his current six-game hit streak. He also has at least one RBI in each game during the impressive stretch.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier went 1-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and a walk Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs, pushing his hitting streak to 20 games, reports Jon Weisman, of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Ethier extended the streak by lacing a two-run double to right field on a 1-2 count against left-hander RP Sean Marshall. Ethier had previously been just 5-for-23 (.217) against lefties this season.

OF | Michael Bourn | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Michael Bourn is 9-for-9 on stolen base attempts this season and has more steals than eight other major league teams, according to MLB.com's Brian McTaggart.

OF | Travis Snider | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill (hamstring) and OF Travis Snider are both out of the starting lineup Saturday, April 23, according to the team's official Twitter page.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed SP Brian Matusz (intercostal) will be out until at least mid-May as he recovers from a strained left intercostal muscle, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. Matusz, who is throwing only from flat ground, is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions off the mound Tuesday, April 26, and Thursday, April 28, of next week. He'll then report back to the team's spring training complex in Florida to continue his throwing program.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong is still a candidate to join the rotation this week in place of SP Barry Zito (foot), according to Chris Haft of MLB.com. The move is contingent on whether or not the team can avoid using Vogelsong too much in relief.

SP | Barry Enright | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Barry Enright suffered his second loss of the year Saturday, April 23, against the New York Mets, according to The Associated Press' Dave Skretta. Enright allowed five runs and 12 hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He's allowed at least four runs in all four of his starts this season.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia allowed three earned runs, six hits and a walk over eight innings for his first win of the season Saturday, April 23, against the Baltimore Orioles, reports Mark Feinsand, of the New York Daily News. Sabathia also struck out seven batters, as he battled through flu-like symptoms.

SP | Justin Duchscherer | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Justin Duchscherer (hip) continues to throw off flat ground at the team's minor league complex in Florida, reports Roch Kubatko, of MASNSports.com.

SP | Brad Bergesen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Brad Bergesen allowed six earned runs, eight hits and two walks over six innings in a loss Saturday, April 23, against the New York Yankees, reports Roch Kubatko, of MASNSports.com. "Didn't really have good life to his sinker in the first inning and got us in a hole there," manager Buck Showalter said.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes (arm) threw an extended bullpen session Saturday, April 23, reports Mark Feinsand, of the New York Daily News. The plan is for Hughes to make a minor league rehab start Thursday, April 28, although the location is not yet determined.

SP | Collin Balester | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals optioned RP Collin Balester to Triple-A Syracuse Saturday, April 23, reports Adam Kilgore, of The Washington Post.

SP | Livan Hernandez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Livan Hernandez allowed seven runs - four earned - and nine hits over six innings in a loss Saturday, April 23, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hernandez also walked four batters in the outing. Hernandez was 2-0 with a 1.32 ERA over his past two outings entering play.

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Jonathan Sanchez (illness) received an IV for dehydration Saturday, April 23, but manager Bruce Bochy still expects him to start Sunday, April 24, reports The Associated Press.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum allowed five earned runs, six hits and six walks over 6 1/3 innings in a loss against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, April 23, reports The Associated Press. "You can't (expect) pretty good results when you walk six guys," Lincecum said. "Today was one of those situations where I did it to myself."

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday, April 23, that SP Madison Bumgarner won't be skipped in his next turn in the rotation after being pounded Friday, April 22, reports Henry Schulman, of the San Francisco Chronicle. "If this were an issue with his arm, or if this were May or something, it would be different," Bochy said. "He's going to have to learn to deal with adversity."

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed two earned runs, nine hits and no walks over 8 2/3 innings in a win Saturday, April 23, against the San Francisco Giants, reports The Associated Press. Hudson allowed a leadoff double in the ninth inning, and a sacrifice fly, all the while racking up a 113-pitch count. Manager Fredi Gonzalez let him go back out for the ninth, but he got into trouble, causing the manager to make a call for RP Craig Kimbrel, who got the one-out save.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse is the 21st pitcher in team history to build a streak of four games of at least seven innings while allowing six hits or less, reports Joe Strauss, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter made his 300th career start Saturday, April 23, against the Cincinnati Reds, reports The Associated Press. Carpenter allowed just two earned runs, two hits and three walks over six innings with six strikeouts, but he got another no-decision. Carpenter remains winless in four starts.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa confirmed Saturday, April 23, that SP Jake Westbrook will work on three days' rest Sunday, April 24, in a start against the Cincinnati Reds. It will be the third time in Westbrook's career that he has worked on three days' rest, but the first time since 2001.

SP | Travis Wood | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Travis Wood allowed three earned runs, eight hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday, April 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Wood also struck out five batters in the 87-pitch quality start, rebounding from a horrendous outing in his last start.

SP | Brad Penny | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Brad Penny took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago White Sox, finishing with seven scoreless innings, one hit allowed, two walks and a hit batsman, reports The Associated Press. Penny came in 0-2 with a 8.44 ERA, but he shaved off more than two runs from his ERA, dropping it down to 6.35 after the quality start.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (shoulder) is scheduled to throw on the side Sunday, April 24, taking another step toward a tentatively scheduled start April 28, reports The Associated Press. Peavy irritated his surgically repaired shoulder in a rehab start last week.

SP | Edwin Jackson | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Edwin Jackson was shelled for eight runs - seven earned - and 12 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss against the Detroit Tigers, his former team, Saturday, April 23, reports Doug Padilla, of ESPNChicago.com. Jackson has allowed 11 earned runs over the past two outings.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed four runs - two earned - and five hits over six innings in a win Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, running his record to 2-0. Gee also struck out five batters in the 93-pitch quality start.

SP | Brian Duensing | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Brian Duensing allowed just one earned run, five hits and a walk over seven innings in a win Saturday, April 23, against the Cleveland Indians, reports Paul Hoynes, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Duensing improved to 3-0 lifetime against the Indians.

SP | Fausto Carmona | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Fausto Carmona allowed six earned runs, seven hits and four walks over five innings in a loss against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, April 23, reports Paul Hoynes, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Carmona also struck out just one batter in the 85-pitch outing, getting only 49 pitches over for strikes. "The thing that affected me today is I couldn't throw first-pitch strikes," said Carmona. "I was aggressive, but I missed a lot of first pitch strikes. My slider wasn't working today."

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) allowed three earned runs, three hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings Saturday, April 23, against the Tampa Bay Rays in a loss. Morrow also struck out 10 batters in the 93-pitch outing.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks over eight innings in a win Saturday, April 23, against the Toronto Blue Jays, reports The Associated Press. After starting out 0-2, Price has rattled off wins in three straight starts. "Outstanding," manager Joe Maddon said. "Great command of his stuff all night long. He threw the ball where he wanted to. He pitched really, really well."

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster struggled again Saturday, April 23, against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a no-decision, reports Sahadev Sharma, of ESPNChicago.com. Dempster ended up allowing seven earned runs, nine hits and three walks in 5 2/3 innings, including three homers allowed. Dempster has served up eight home runs in 30 2/3 innings over five starts, which equals 2.35 homers per nine innings. Dempster has also allowed four or more earned runs in each outing.

SP | Vicente Padilla | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Vicente Padilla (forearm) made his season debut Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs, and he protected the lead in the sixth inning with a scoreless frame, reports Jon Weisman, of ESPNLosAngeles.com.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly allowed five earned runs, 11 hits and a walk in just 4 1/3 innings Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs, his former team, reports Jon Weisman, of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Lilly allowed hits to 11 of the 23 batters he faced.

SP | Eric Hurley | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers have placed SP Eric Hurley (concussion, head) on the 60-day disabled list, reports Evan Grant, of The Dallas Morning News.

SP | Garrett Mock | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Washington Nationals minor league P Garrett Mock (groin) is on the 7-day disabled list with Triple-A Syracuse because of a groin injury, according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson.

SP | Matt Maloney | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have recalled RP Carlos Fisher and optioned SP Matt Maloney, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com.

SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello will start against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, April 30, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck. He will get an extra side session and additional long-tossing in before the start but he will not be used in relief between now and then.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SPs Mike Pelfrey and Chris Young were sent home because of illness Saturday, April 23, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers will skip SP Rick Porcello's next turn in the rotation, according to Jason Beck of MLB.com. SPs Phil Coke, Justin Verlander and Brad Penny will start the series against the Seattle Mariners starting Tuesday, April 26.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (personal) was reinstated from the bereavement list Saturday, April 23, according to CBSSports.com.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Hong-Chih Kuo | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Hong-Chih Kuo (back), who is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 29, will begin a two-game rehabilitation assignment Monday, April 25, at Class A Rancho Cucamonga, according to ESPNLosAngeles.com's Tony Jackson.

RP | Todd Coffey | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals RP Todd Coffey (calf) is set to come off the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 24, reports Adam Kilgore, of The Washington Post.

RP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens allowed two earned runs, six hits and one walk over six innings in a win Saturday, April 23, against the Washington Nationals. Karstens also struck out three batters in the 85-pitch quality start.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (elbow) will rehab at extended spring training in Arizona, and he might play in some games, reports Henry Schulman, of the San Francisco Chronicle.

RP | Brian Tallet | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Brian Tallet (hand) said Saturday, April 23, that he expects his stitches to be removed Friday, April 29, from his surgically repaired right hand, reports Joe Strauss, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Tallet threw a side session Friday, April 22.

RP | Ryan Franklin | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Ryan Franklin allowed two hits in 1 1/3 scoreless innings Saturday, April 23, against the Cincinnati Reds. It is just the second appearance this season in eight games which the deposed closer hasn't allowed at least one earned run.

RP | Francisco Cordero | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Francisco Cordero worked a perfect and efficient 12-pitch ninth inning Saturday, April 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals for his third save, reports The Associated Press. Cordero earned his 293rd career save, tying him for 22nd all time with New York Mets RP Jason Isringhausen.

RP | Francisco Rodriguez | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets RP Francisco Rodriguez allowed two hits in a scoreless ninth inning, striking out the side, Saturday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Rodriguez now has four saves on the season.

RP | Kevin Slowey | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Kevin Slowey (shoulder) worked one inning in a minor league rehab appearance with Class A Fort Myers Saturday, April 23, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Slowey topped out at 93 mph on the radar gun. He threw 27 pitches, with 16 going for strikes.

RP | James Russell | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs are leaning toward RP James Russell for another spot start Tuesday, April 26, against the Colorado Rockies, reports Patrick Mooney, of CSNChicago.com.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Marmol worked a scoreless ninth inning Saturday, April 23, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowing a walk with a strikeout for his fifth save. Marmol has allowed just one earned run over his past 8 2/3 innings over his past eight appearances dating back to April 3.

RP | Matt Guerrier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Matt Guerrier allowed five earned runs, four hits and a walk in just 1 2/3 innings of relief to take the loss Saturday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs. Guerrier hadn't allowed a run in 10 2/3 innings over his first nine appearances coming in.

RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Breaking, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have placed RP Neftali Feliz (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of rotator cuff inflammation, reports Evan Grant, of The Dallas Morning News. The team does not believe the injury is serious but are taking extra precaution given his age, his talent level and his future with the club.

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