Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 25, 2011 @ 08:14:38 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said the team is going to be cautious with 1B Albert Pujols (hamstring), the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss reports. He may not play Tuesday, April 26.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners activated 1B Justin Smoak from the bereavement list, The Associated Press reports.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with a double, run scored and two RBIs Sunday, April 24, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Gonzalez has hit safely in eight of the past nine games, but he also has at least one strikeout in seven consecutive starts.

1B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Michael Young went 1-for-5 with a run scored and RBI Sunday, April 24, against the Kansas City Royals, extending his hit streak to 14 games, reports Art Garcia, of ESPNDallas.com. Young is 24-for-58 (.414) during the impressive run. He has also played in all 21 games this season.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (flu) played in his second straight game Sunday, April 24, against the Cleveland Indians, and he recorded two hits, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. "Morny's playing good, feeling good, which is probably the most important thing," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's got that adrenaline going back in him."

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche had two hits, including his third home run, in five at-bats Sunday, April 24, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. LaRoche is 7-for-28 (.250) over his past eight games, raising his average from .211 to .227 since April 14.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard hit a two-run double in the 11th inning of a game against the San Diego Padres Saturday, April 23, after striking out in each of his first four at-bats, according to The Associated Press.


Second Baseman

2B | Chris Getz | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 2B Chris Getz was dropped to the ninth spot in the order Sunday, April 24, against the Texas Rangers. He responded by going 2-for-4 with a run scored, stolen base and RBI.

2B | Mike Aviles | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Aviles was moved to the top of manager Ned Yost's starting lineup Sunday, April 24, against the Texas Rangers, and he responded going 3-for-5 with a pair of home runs, two runs scored, four RBIs and a stolen base.

2B | Aaron Miles | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Aaron Miles went 3-for-5 with a triple, run scored and RBI out of the leadoff spot Sunday, April 24, against the Chicago Cubs. Miles entered play with just three hits over his past 18 at-bats since his last three-hit game April 13.

2B | Luke Hughes | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday, April 24, that 2B Luke Hughes might start getting some starts at first base and third base when 1B Justin Morneau and 3B Danny Valencia need rest, reports Phil Mackey, of 1500ESPN.com.

2B | Orlando Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Orlando Cabrera went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI Sunday, April 24, against the Minnesota Twins. Cabrera has hit safely in four straight, and six of the past seven.

2B | Rickie Weeks | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (finger), who missed time over the weekend due to a finger issue, went 2-for-4 with a walk and a solo home run Sunday, April 24, against the Houston Astros. He also stole his second base of the season.

2B | Michael Martinez | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies IF Michael Martinez is starting at second base against the San Diego Padres Sunday, April 24, according to CSNPhilly.com's Jim Salisbury.

2B | Aaron Hill | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Toronto Blue Jays 2B Aaron Hill (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list after the game Sunday, April 24, according to John Lott of the National Post. SP Jesse Litsch will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Hill's spot on the 25-man roster, and he will start against the Texas Rangers Tuesday, April 26.


Shortstop

SS | Maicer Izturis | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Maicer Izturis (hamstring) was a late scratch Sunday, April 24, against the Boston Red Sox due to a sore left hamstring, reports The Associated Press.

SS | Andres Blanco | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Andres Blanco socked a rare home run Sunday, April 24, against the Kansas City Royals, reports Art Garcia, of ESPNDallas.com. Blanco's only other major league home run came back on July 29, 2009, when he was a member of the Chicago Cubs.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter went 4-for-6 with one RBI against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 24, reports David Ginsburg, of The Associated Press.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez went 0-for-4 against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 24, and is currently batting .172, reports Steven Wine, of The Associated Press. Ramirez only has two hits in his last 27 at-bats.

SS | Chris Valaika | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have recalled IF Chris Valaika from Triple-A Louisville, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

SS | Alex Cora | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals IF Alex Cora is starting at shortstop and batting eighth against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, April 24, after SS Ian Desmond committed two errors Saturday, April 23, according to Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post.

SS | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Juan Uribe (thigh) is out of the lineup Sunday, April 24, because of a tight thigh muscle, according to MLB.com's Ken Gurnick.


Third Baseman

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (flu) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout in his return to the lineup Sunday, April 24, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 2-for-2 with a solo home run, his seventh of the season, two runs scored, two walks and an RBI Sunday, April 24, against the Kansas City Royals. Beltre has four home runs and 11 RBIs over the past seven games.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, April 24, reports Rick Freeman, of The Associated Press.

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have placed 3B Scott Rolen (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left shoulder, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer. The move is retroactive to Thursday, April 21.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (knee) is back in the starting lineup against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, April 24, according to MLB.com's Mark Bowman. IF Brandon Hicks is starting at shortstop, replacing SS Alex Gonzalez.

3B | Kevin Kouzmanoff | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press.

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 Sunday, April 24, according to Richard Griffin of The Toronto Star.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (oblique) took batting practice in the cage Sunday, April 24, according to Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times. He plans to take on-field batting practice when the team heads to Minnesota and could begin a minor league rehab assignment shortly thereafter.


Catcher

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli made a start behind the plate Sunday, April 24, against the Kansas City Royals, and he finished 1-for-3 with a home run, walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Napoli has homered in back-to-back starts, posting four RBIs, four runs scored and three walks in the two games.

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run, his first of the season, and he threw out a runner trying to steal Sunday, April 24, against the Cincinnati Reds, reports The Associated Press. Molina threw out a runner trying to steal and homered in the same game for the fifth time in his career.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday, April 24, that there is still no timetable for the return of C Joe Mauer (illness, leg), but a minor league rehab assignment is likely, reports Phil Mackey, of 1500ESPN.com.

C | Chris Iannetta | Colorado Rockies | Injury
Colorado Rockies C Chris Iannetta (back) did not play in the team's game Sunday, April 24, because of a stiff back, reports Steven Wine, of The Associated Press. He could be in the starting lineup Monday, April 25.

C | Ronny Paulino | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets C Ronny Paulino (anemia, intercostal) remains restricted to limited baseball activity following a visit with the team physician Sunday, April 24, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. This means he will not be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible to be removed Tuesday, April 26.


Outfielder

OF | Scott Hairston | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets OF Scott Hairston (back) has been bothered by a stiff back, ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin reports.

OF | Elijah Dukes | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent OF Elijah Dukes (Nationals) was arrested over the weekend and has been charged in Florida with driving with a suspended or revoked driver's license, The Associated Press reports. Hillsborough County Jail records show he was released Sunday on a $250 bond.

OF | Josh Willingham | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Willingham had two hits and three RBIs Sunday, April 24, The Mercury News' Joe Stiglich reports.

OF | Ichiro Suzuki | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki was the designated hitter Sunday, April 24, The Associated Press reports.

OF | Carlos Peguero | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners optioned OF Carlos Peguero and P Josh Lueke to Triple-A Tacoma, The Associated Press reports.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp had three hits, scored three runs and stole a base Sunday, April 24, The Associated Press reports.

OF | Nate McLouth | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Nate McLouth hit a two-run single in the top of the 10th inning to win the game Sunday, April 24, The Associated Press reports.

OF | Chris Denorfia | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia (groin) was out of the lineup again Sunday, April 24, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (hand) will continue to play in extended spring training games this week, and the team might send him out on a minor league rehab assignment by the weekend, reports Matt Gelb, of The Philadelphia Inquirer. "He's getting closer," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBIs Sunday, April 24, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Crawford went 4-for-8 with a double, home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in the final two games of the series, his first time with back-to-back multi-hit performances.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Vernon Wells went hitless in three at-bats Sunday, April 24, against the Boston Red Sox, dropping his season average to .169, reports Mark Saxon, of ESPNLosAngeles.com. Wells ended the three-game series against the Red Sox with just one hit in 15 at-bats.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Melky Cabrera was hitless in five at-bats with three strikeouts Sunday, April 24, snapping a seven-game hit streak.

OF | Jeff Francoeur | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Jeff Francoeur went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his fourth of the season, to extend his hitting streak to 14 games Sunday, April 24, against the Texas Rangers. Francoeur is batting .365 (19-for-52) during the outstanding stretch.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon went 1-for-4 Sunday, April 24, to extend the American League's longest active hit streak to 18 games. Gordon is 30-for-77 (.390) during the impressive run.

OF | Jay Bruce | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Sunday, April 24, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Bruce is in a 3-for-23 (.130) tailspin since a four-hit game April 17, and he has struck out 23 times in 20 games overall.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI Sunday, April 24, against the Chicago Cubs. Kemp has hit safely in five straight, while posting five RBIs in the past four starts. Overall, he is batting .402 (35-for-87) through the first 23 games.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier went 2-for-5 with a run scored and RBI Sunday, April 24, against the Chicago Cubs, to extend the longest current hit streak to 21 games, reports Steve Dilbeck, of the Los Angeles Times. Ethier surpassed former Dodgers great and Hall of Famer Steve Garvey's previous club record for April of 20. Next up is former manager Joe Torre's major league record of hitting in 22 straight games in the month of April back in 1972.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday, April 24, that OF Michael Cuddyer might play second base regularly until 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka (leg) is healthy enough to return, reports Jim Souhan, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Cuddyer has now made six starts at 2B after Sunday's game.

OF | Jason Kubel | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Jason Kubel went 2-for-3 with a double, walk, run scored and two RBIs Sunday, April 24, against the Cleveland Indians, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. "Kube's been hot," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Some guys get on for him, we executed a little bit, and Kube's been driving them in." Kubel has five RBIs over the past two games, and seven RBIs in the past eight.

OF | Brandon Boggs | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Brandon Boggs went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Sunday, April 24, against the Houston Astros, reports Charles F. Gardner, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It was the ninth career homer for Boggs, and the first since 2008 when he was a member of the Texas Rangers.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte has a 12-game hitting streak and 14-game on-base streak for Double-A Altoon, reports Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com. "He's off to a good start for a young player at an advanced level," general manager Neal Huntington said.

OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse went 3-for-4 with a home run, his first of the season, and three RBIs Sunday, April 24, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Morse is 10-for-24 (.417) over the past seven games after starting out 4-for-30 (.133) in his first 11 games.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson went 3-for-5 with one home run and three RBIs against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 24, reports David Ginsburg, of The Associated Press.

OF | Jason Pridie | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Pridie went 1-for-4 with his first career home run and three RBIs against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, April 24, reports Rick Freeman, of The Associated Press.

OF | Gabe Gross | Florida Marlins | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Florida Marlins have reached minor league deals with RP Chris Sampson (Rockies) and OF Gabe Gross (Mariners), pending completion of their physicals, according to MLB.com's Joe Frisaro.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (stomach) has been diagnosed with a case of irritable bowel syndrome by the doctors at the Mayo Clinic, according to Shannon Drayer of MyNorthwest.com. He was given medication but it will take one to two weeks to determine if it will work. Gutierrez is traveling with the team but there is no timetable for his return.

OF | Raul Ibanez | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Entering play Sunday, April 24, Philadelphia Phillies OF Raul Ibanez is hitless in his last 18 at-bats, according to Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

OF | Fred Lewis | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Fred Lewis (oblique), currently on a minor league rehab assignment, has been transferred from Double-A Carolina to Triple-A Louisville, according to John Fay of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs against the Houston Astros Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press.

OF | John Mayberry Jr. | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. is in the starting lineup against the San Diego Padres Sunday, April 24, according to Matt Gelb of The Philadelphia Inquirer. He is batting sixth and playing left field.

OF | Corey Patterson | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
OF Corey Patterson is hitting leadoff, with SS Yunel Escobar batting second against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 24, according to Richard Griffin of The Toronto Star. OF Juan Rivera is serving as the designated hitter.

OF | Ryan Kalish | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) has a partially torn labrum that could require season-ending surgery, according to Peter Abraham of The Boston Globe. Kalish has already started a rehabilitation program and will be re-evaluated in two to three weeks. If his recovery has not progressed as much as hoped, surgery would be the next step.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke (rib cage) threw 54 pitches in a rehab start at Triple-A Nashville Sunday, April 24, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. He allowed two runs on three hits, a walk and struck out two in 2 2/3 innings. He'll make at least one more rehab start Friday, April 29, and could make his season debut May 4.

SP | Wade LeBlanc | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Wade LeBlanc allowed three earned runs, nine hits and four walks over eight innings in a loss against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, April 24. LeBlanc also struck out two batters in the 112-pitch quality start.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay allowed one run, five hits and a walk over 8 2/3 innings Sunday, April 24, against the San Diego Padres, reports The Associated Press. Halladay also tied a career high with 14 strikeouts in the 130-pitch performance.

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey allowed six hits and a walk over eight scoreless innings in a win against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, his former team, reports Gordon Edes, of ESPNBoston.com. Lackey improved to 4-0 with a 2.76 ERA in four career starts against the Angels. "It's nice, for sure," Lackey said of beating his former team.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver is scheduled to start Monday, April 25, against the Oakland Athletics, reports Mark Saxon, of ESPNLosAngeles.com. If Weaver is successful to run his record to 6-0, he would be the first pitcher in club history to do so in the team's first 23 games. Weaver would also be the first to do it in MLB since SP Randy Johnson accomplished the feat for the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2002.

SP | Jeff Francis | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Jeff Francis will look to rebound Wednesday, April 27, against the Cleveland Indians in his next scheduled start, reports Bob Dutton, of The Kansas City Star. Francis was touched for six runs in four innings in a loss Friday, April 22, against the Texas Rangers.

SP | Sean O'Sullivan | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Sean O'Sullivan will have his next turn in the rotation skipped due to an open date Monday, April 25, reports Bob Dutton, of The Kansas City Star. O'Sullivan will work out of the bullpen until he is needed again to start Saturday, April 30, against the Minnesota Twins.

SP | Bruce Chen | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen allowed six earned runs, seven hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings Sunday, April 24, for his first loss of the season, reports Bob Dutton, of The Kansas City Star. Chen came in unbeaten in his past 11 starts dating back to Aug. 23, 2010.

SP | C.J. Wilson | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP C.J. Wilson allowed four earned runs, eight hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out 10 batters Sunday, April 24, against the Kansas City Royals, reports Art Garcia, of ESPNDallas.com. "I'm not anywhere near where I want to be," Wilson said. "I'm always dissatisfied if I give up eight hits and four runs. I expect to pitch a little better than that."

SP | Brett Tomko | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Brett Tomko worked two innings of scoreless relief Sunday, April 24, against the Kansas City Royals, reports Art Garcia, of ESPNDallas.com. It was his first action in the majors since Sept. 14, 2009. "It's been a long road to get back out there. It was definitely a good feeling walking off the field," Tomko said.

SP | Edinson Volquez | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Edinson Volquez allowed three earned runs, six hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings in a loss against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, April 24. Volquez also struck out seven in the 105-pitch performance.

SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (shoulder) pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Louisville, according to MiLB.com. Bailey allowed three hits and one walk while stirking out six. He also managed to throw 48 of his 72 pitches for strikes. The team will decide Monday, April 25, if he needs another rehab outing.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook made his start Sunday, April 24, against the Cincinnati Reds on three days' rest, and he allowed just three hits and three walks in six scoreless innings in a win, reports The Associated Press. It was the longest outing of the season for Westbrook.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster has a 7.63 ERA through his first five starts, but he said Sunday, April 24, that he hasn't lost confidence, reports Toni Ginnetti, of the Chicago Sun-Times. "It just comes down to executing pitches," Dempster said. "I have to push through this. I'll go out and continue to work between starts."

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Zambrano carried a 10-game personal winning streak into his start Sunday, April 24, and it was dashed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, reports Sadahev Sharma, of ESPNChicago.com. Zambrano was pounded for six earned runs and eight hits over five innings. "I knew sooner or later I was going to lose a game," Zambrano said. "Unfortunately it was today. Let's move on and focus on my next game against the Diamondbacks (Friday, April 29)."

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed three runs - two earned - and nine hits over 6 2/3 innings Sunday, April 24, in a win against the Chicago Cubs, reports Steve Dilbeck, of the Los Angeles Times. Kuroda has now had strong starts in all but one of his five outings.

SP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins has averaged a 92 mph speed on his fastball so far this season, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com.

SP | Carl Pavano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Carl Pavano allowed three earned runs, six hits and two walks over seven innings in a win against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, April 24, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. Pavano has issued 11 walks over his five starts this season. It took him 11 starts last season to equal that total.

SP | Jeanmar Gomez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Jeanmar Gomez might remain in the rotation for the time being if SP Carlos Carrasco (elbow) is forced to the 15-day disabled list, reports Paul Hoynes, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Gomez made his first career relief appearance in palce of the injured Carrasco Sunday, April 24. Gomez is scheduled to make his next scheduled start Saturday, April 30.

SP | Nelson Figueroa | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros manager Brad Mills said Sunday, April 24, that SP Nelson Figueroa will remain in the starting rotation despite being pounded again Friday, April 22, reports Steve Campbell, of the Houston Chronicle. Figueroa has a 8.55 ERA so far this season.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Wandy Rodriguez allowed four earned runs, 10 hits and three walks over seven innings with nine strikeouts Sunday, April 24, against the Milwaukee Brewers in another loss, reports Steve Campbell, of the Houston Chronicle. Rodriguez has an ugly trend of alternating good starts with bad ones. He also threw a career-high 126 pitches in this outing.

SP | Randy Wolf | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Randy Wolf allowed just one earned run and four hits over eight inning Sunday, April 24, against the Houston Astros, reports Charles F. Gardner, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I felt really comfortable in the bullpen, which doesn't always transfer over to the game," Wolf said. "The ironic thing is I felt just as good the first two games when I gave up 12 runs." Wolf has won three straight starts, allowing just one run over 20 2/3 innings during the span.

SP | Scott Olsen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Scott Olsen (hamstring, shoulder) continues to slowly build arm strength, but remains a while away from contributing, reports Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com. Olsen continues to work out at the team's spring facility in Florida. He has been throwing bullpen sessions, while working in one extended spring game. He'll work in a second game later this week.

SP | Kevin Correia | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia allowed five earned runs, 11 hits and a walk in 4 2/3 innings Sunday, April 24, in a loss against the Washington Nationals. Correia managed to get just 54 of his 84 pitches over for strikes.

SP | Jason Marquis | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Jason Marquis allowed three earned runs, eight hits and two walks over six innings in a win Sunday, April 24, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, reports The Associated Press. Marquis continued the Nationals' season-long streak of their starters going at least five innings.

SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Freddy Garcia pitched six scoreless innings against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, April 24, reports David Ginsburg, of The Associated Press. He allowed two hits, struck out seven batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (shoulder) said he plans to resume his rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte Friday, April 30, reports Mark Gonzales, of the Chicago Tribune.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Chris Young went 0-for-4 against the New York Mets Sunday, April 24, reports Rick Freeman, of The Associated Press. He only has two hits in his last 25 at-bats.

SP | Michael Pineda | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners Carl Willis said the team will be decide how many innings SP Michael Pineda will pitch this season in around another month, reports Doug Miller, of MLB.com. Willis said Pineda will be limited to around 105 pitches per outing. The Mariners could do something similar to what they did with SP Felix Hernandez when he was a rookie, which was limit him to 200 innings and count spring training outings along with regular season outings.

SP | Josh M. Johnson | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Josh M. Johnson allowed one run on three hits in seven innings against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, April 24, reports Steven Wine, of The Associated Press. He struck out six batters and walked three in the game. Right-handed hitters have gone 3-for-42 against Johnson this season.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three runs on one hit in five innings against the Florida Marlins Sunday, April 24, reports Steven Wine, of The Associated Press. He struck out seven batters and walked four in the game.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer pitched eight scoreless innings while allowing four hits against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, April 24, to pick up his fourth win of the season, reports Noah Trister, of The Associated Press. He struck out seven batters and walked three during the game.

SP | Ricky Romero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero allowed two runs on five hits in seven innings against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, April 24, to suffer his third loss of the season, reports The Associated Press. He struck out 10 batters and walked one in the game.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields pitched a complete game shutout against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, April 24, to pick up his second win of the season, reports The Associated Press. He allowed four hits while striking seven batters and walking two. He is the third player in franchise history to throw back-to-back complete games.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SPs Zach Britton and Jeremy Guthrie will start against the Boston Red Sox Tuesday, April 26, and Wednesday, April 27, respectively, according to Jeff Zrebiec of The Baltimore Sun. The team had briefly considered flip-flopping their turns in the rotation but decided against it.

SP | Jason Vargas | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Jason Vargas (0-2) allowed six runs on six hits over five innings in a loss to the Oakland Athletics Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press. He walked three and struck out three. For Vargas, it was his ninth consecutive loss dating back to Aug. 14, 2010.

SP | Ervin Santana | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Ervin Santana (0-3) allowed five runs on nine hits over seven innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press. He walked one and struck out nine. This is the first season in Santana's career where he has not recorded at least one win in his first five starts.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-2) allowed one hit over eight scoreless innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press. He walked three and struck out nine. "He battled a little bit with his command early, but he was able to still make a completion pitch when he was battling," catcher Jason Varitek said. "At other times he was executing pitches beautifully. He had a real good changeup that was able to slow down a lot of bats."

SP | Trevor Cahill | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Trevor Cahill (3-0) allowed one run on seven hits over six innings in a victory over the Seattle Mariners Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press. He walked one and struck out two.

SP | Joe Blanton | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Joe Blanton allowed two runs on eight hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the San Diego Padres Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press. He walked two and struck out three.

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Tim Stauffer allowed two runs on four hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press. He walked one and struck out seven.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (3-0) allowed one run on five hits over six innings in a victory over the Kansas City Royals Saturday, April 23, with one walk and five strikeouts, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Jason Hammel | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jason Hammel (2-1) allowed one run on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in a victory over the Florida Marlins Saturday, April 23, with one walk and four strikeouts, according to The Associated Press. It was Hammel's longest outing of the year.

SP | Kyle Davies | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Kyle Davies (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) over six innings in a loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, April 23, with one walk and three strikeouts, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Javier Vazquez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Javier Vazquez (1-2) allowed three runs on four hits over six innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies Saturday, April 23, according to The Associated Press. He walked five and struck out five.

SP | Brett Myers | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Brett Myers allowed five runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, April 23, with one walk and four strikeouts, according to The Associated Press. Myers has left every start this season with the lead or the game tied and the bullpen has blown three opportunities for him to get a victory, including Saturday's game.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Chris Young (biceps) is expected to be activated from the disabled list after the game Sunday, April 24, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. SP Dillon Gee is expected to be optioned to the minors as a corresponding move.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Mitchell Boggs | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan said RP Mitchell Boggs will serve as the team's "primary closer", the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Joe Strauss reports.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees CL Mariano Rivera is likely unavailable Monday, April 25, after throwing 33 pitches the previous day, the New York Daily News' Mark Feinsand reports. RP Rafael Soriano (back) could be in line for a save chance if he's healthy enough to pitch.

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Brian Fuentes struck out three of the four hitters he faced en route to earning the save Sunday, April 24, The Associated Press reports.

RP | Pat Neshek | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres optioned RP Pat Neshek to Triple-A Tucson Sunday, April 24, reports The Associated Press.

RP | J.C. Romero | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP J.C. Romero (calf) remained behind in Pennsylvania to continue his rehab rather than travel to the west coast, reports Matt Gelb, of The Philadelphia Inquirer. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said he believes Romero will miss only two weeks.

RP | Antonio Bastardo | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo needed just one pitch Sunday, April 24, against the San Diego Padres to record a one-out save, his first of the season.

RP | Matt Palmer | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels SP Matt Palmer allowed four earned runs, six hits and two walks over five innings in a loss Sunday, April 24, against the Boston Red Sox, reports Mark Saxon, of ESPNLosAngeles.com. It might be Palmer's last start for a while, as SP Joel Pineiro (shoulder) might be healthy enough to return next weekend.

RP | Robinson Tejeda | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Robinson Tejeda (shoulder) continues to build arm strength, although there is no clear timetable for his return, reports Bob Dutton, of The Kansas City Star. "I'm doing better," Tejeda said, "but I'm not there yet. I've got to see more first. But the ball is coming out of my hand pretty good." Manager Ned Yost added that he needs to sustain strength in his shoulder to make it through a 30-pitch outing.

RP | Arthur Rhodes | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Arthur Rhodes is now the oldest player in franchise history to record a save, getting the last out Sunday, April 24, for his first save, reports Art Garcia, of ESPNDallas.com. Rhodes, 41, knocked RP Darren Oliver, 40, out of the record book. Oliver just set the old record with his save Saturday, April 23.

RP | James Russell | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP James Russell appears to be the choice to start Tuesday, April 26, against the Colorado Rockies, and the team is taking a different approach this time around, reports Toni Ginnetti, of the Chicago Sun-Times. In his past two starts, Russell has been awful, but he also made two relief appearances between the April 12 and April 20 starts. This time, manager Mike Quade is not using him in relief to see if that makes a difference.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford allowed a hit with two strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday, April 24, against the Houston Astros for his fourth save. Axford has turned in consecutive appearances without allowing a run for just the second time this season. He also has recorded seven strikeouts over his past four innings.

RP | Jose Ascanio | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury
Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Sunday, April 24, that RP Jose Ascanio (head, shoulder) might return to the mound early this week, reports Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com. Ascanio, on a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis, was struck in the right of his head by a line drive during an appearance Thursday, April 21.

RP | Chris Resop | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Chris Resop has put in extra work with pitching coach Ray Searage, and it is paying off, reports Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com. Since giving up two runs in an appearance April 7, Resop has kept opponents scoreless in his past 8 1/3 innings.

RP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens is expected to remain in the starting rotation after a solid effort as a substitute for the injured SP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder), reports Jenifer Langosch, of MLB.com. Manager Clint Hurdle has Karstens penciled in for the start Thursday, April 28, against the San Francisco Giants, and the skipper confirmed Karstens remains in the rotation for the time being.

RP | Tyler Clippard | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard allowed two hits with two strikeouts in two scoreless innings of relief Sunday, April 24, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Clippard lowered his ERA to 1.26, while picking up his sixth hold.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen allowed one hit with one strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday, April 24, against the Pittsburgh Pirates for his third save. Storen lowered his ERA to 0.71, as he has allowed just one earned run in 12 2/3 innings. He also has 12-inning scoreless streak dating back to his first appearance of the season April 2.

RP | Todd Coffey | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals activated RP Todd Coffey (calf) from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 24, but he did not pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

RP | Ryan Madson | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Ryan Madson will take over the closing duties with RP Jose Contreras (elbow) going on the 15-day disabled list, reports Matt Gelb, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

RP | Jose Contreras | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Breaking, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed RP Jose Contreras (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with strained pronator tendon in his right elbow, reports Matt Gelb, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. He is scheduled to meet the team's physician and may undergo an MRI.

RP | D.J. Carrasco | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets have optioned RP D.J. Carrasco to Triple-A Buffalo, according to Rick Freeman, of The Associated Press.

RP | Michael Wuertz | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics RP Michael Wuertz (hamstring) could be activated from the 15-day disabled list after making four rehab appearances, reports Jane Lee, of MLB.com. Wuertz was scheduled to work out for the team to see if he is ready to come off the disabled list.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, April 24, to pick up his fifth save of the season, reports Noah Trister, of The Associated Press.

RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury
Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab assignment in an extended spring training game Monday, April 25, reports The Associated Press.

RP | David Aardsma | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP David Aardsma (hip) is expected to make one more rehab outing with Triple-A Tacoma Sunday, April 24, before a decision is made on whether or not he'll be activated from the disabled list, according to The Associated Press.

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