Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 11, 2011 @ 08:52:28 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) has experienced improvement in his back and will avoid the disabled list for now. Lind isn't sure how the injury occurred, but he said the discomfort had been building since Friday, May 6. He attributed the soreness to weak core muscles and indicated he would have to gain additional strength in that area once fully healthy.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak has been moved into the third spot in the lineup.

1B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers DH Michael Young went 3-for-4 with two RBIs in his first career game in the cleanup spot Tuesday, May 10.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (calf) was wearing a protective walking boot after the game Tuesday, May 10, against the Colorado Rockies. He will be re-evaluated Wednesday, May 11.

1B | David Cooper | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B David Cooper connected for his first-career home run and two RBIs Tuesday, May 10, against the Boston Red Sox. His sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning was the game-winning RBI.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-6 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs Tuesday, May 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Gonzalez has three consecutive multi-hit games, and he has hit safely in five straight. Over the past nine games, Gonzalez has five homers and 13 RBIs.

1B | Willy Aybar | Independent League | Transaction
Free-agent 1B Willy Aybar (Rays) has signed with Edmonton of the Independent North American Baseball League.

1B | Aaron Bates | Minnesota Twins | Transaction
The Minnesota Twins have signed free-agent 1B Aaron Bates (Red Sox) to an undisclosed deal.


Second Baseman

2B | Daniel Descalso | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Daniel Descalso delivered a two-run single to break a 4-4 tie in the eighth inning Tuesday, May 10, to lead the team to a win.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) went 1-for-4 Tuesday, May 10, in the first game of a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater. He was serving as the designated hitter for the Threshers.

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a pair of walks with a run scored Tuesday, May 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Pedroia also added a stolen base. He has had back-to-back solid performances, but he is still batting just .244 overall.

2B | Willie Bloomquist | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Willie Bloomquist (hamstring) remains in extended spring training, as he slowly recovers from a hamstring injury. "Not quite there yet," manager Kirk Gibson said Tuesday, May 10.

2B | Tsuyoshi Nishioka | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka (leg) has been taking soft toss ground balls and participating in light fielding drills on the infield as he works his way back from a broken leg.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright will receive the day off Wednesday, May 11. 2B Daniel Murphy will start at third base.


Shortstop

SS | Paul Janish | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Cincinnati Reds SS Paul Janish (ankle) returned to the lineup Wednesday, May 11.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11.

SS | Alex Gonzalez | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Alex Gonzalez (hamstring) said Tuesday, May 10, that he might be able to return to the lineup as soon as Wednesday, May 11. He tweaked his left hamstring Sunday, May 8. He said the injury is "nothing to worry about."

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar (leg) will be re-evaluated before the game Wednesday, May 11. He is listed as day to day after leaving the game Tuesday, May 10, due to a lower left leg contusion.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy (oblique) returned to the lineup Tuesday, May 10, against the Seattle Mariners, and he finished 4-for-5 with his first home run of the season, and a walk. "He had a great game," manager Buck Showalter said. "It's kind of a reminder that he was out shortstop and what we've been missing for a longer period of time."

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter went 2-for-4 with an RBI and run scored Tuesday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals. Jeter now needs 38 hits to reach 3,000 for his career. He has posted eight hits over the past three games.

SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Stephen Drew (groin) was back in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 10, against the San Francisco Giants.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez is 3-for-9 in his last two games and could be turning a corner from his early-season slump. "The last three or four games, I've seen some encouraging signs," manager Edwin Rodriguez said. "Last night was one of them." Ramirez has remained in the No. 3 spot in the lineup during his slump.

SS | Trevor Plouffe | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
An MRI revealed that Minnesota Twins SS Trevor Plouffe (hamstring) has a slight hamstring strain. Plouffe will sit out Tuesday, May 10, and possibly Wednesday, May 11. If he's not recovered by Friday, May 13, he'll likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

SS | Edgar Renteria | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Paul Janish (ankle) did not return to the starting lineup Tuesday, May 10. SS Edgar Renteria continues to take over at shortstop.

SS | Clint Barmes | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SS Clint Barmes is taking the day off Tuesday, May 10, with SS Angel Sanchez replacing him and hitting second in the lineup. He becomes the fifth different player in the last five games to hit No. 2.

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro has been moved down to seventh in the batting order Tuesday, May 10. He has two hits in past 25 at-bats and is 7-for-51 over his past 12 games.

SS | Brandon Wood | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (quadriceps) is back out of the starting lineup Tuesday, May 10. 3B Brandon Wood will start at the hot corner.


Third Baseman

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (wrist) took grounders for the first time since breaking his wrist Tuesday, May 10. He's still wearing a cast and is expected to miss another four weeks.

3B | Chone Figgins | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Chone Figgins (knee) went 2-for-7 with a double and RBI Tuesday, May 10, against the Baltimore Orioles in his return to the lineup.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday, May 10, that 3B Pedro Alvarez was out of the lineup, but healthy. "He's healthy. He's absolutely healthy," manager Clint Hurdle said. Alvarez was held out against a left-handed pitcher, since he has been struggling most of the season.

3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Mike Moustakas is 7-for-17 (.412) with two doubles, a home run and five RBIs in five games since fellow prospect 1B Eric Hosmer was promoted to Kansas City. He has five homers and 25 RBIs in 29 games with the Storm Chasers.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright will receive the day off Wednesday, May 11. 2B Daniel Murphy will start at third base.


Catcher

C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez had three hits and four RBIs Tuesday, May 10. He has a 10-game hitting streak, which he's hitting .472 with 11 RBIs during.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy tied career highs with three hits and three RBIs Tuesday, May 10.

C | Geovany Soto | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs C Geovany Soto (groin) is scheduled for an MRI Wednesday, May 11. C Welington Castillo might be recalled from Triple-A Iowa if Soto is forced to the 15-day disabled list.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two walks Tuesday, May 10, against the Washington Nationals, extending his hit streak to 10 games.

C | Ryan Doumit | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Ryan Doumit was in manager Clint Hurdle's starting lineup for the third consecutive game Tuesday, May 10. C Chris Snyder is still considered the primary catcher, but Doumit is batting .333 with 11 RBIs over his past 16 games, so Hurdle is going with the hot hand.

C | Jorge Posada | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Jorge Posada was hitless in three at-bats Tuesday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals, dropping his average to .147. Posada started off May going 5-for-12 with two doubles and two RBIs in his first three games of the month, but he is 1-for-18 over his past six games, falling right back into his slump.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (legs) still has no idea when he will be able to return to the lineup but hopes to begin taking batting practice with the team on their current homestand. "I've got to get back into baseball shape," Mauer said. "I wish I knew when I could get back. It's frustrating. You know you could help the team. You know the guys are banged up and you want to help your teammates out."

C | Dane Sardinha | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Dane Sardinha is behind the plate Tuesday, May 10, and has caught all three of SP Roy Halladay's starts since C Carlos Ruiz (back) was injured.

C | Ronny Paulino | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he may continue to use C Ronny Paulino as SP Mike Pelfrey's personal catcher.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (back) will see further extended Spring Training action Wednesday, May 11, and Thursday, May 12, and could be activated by the coming weekend.

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre, C Mike Napoli and C Yorvit Torrealba are all struggling at the plate. Beltre has four hits in his past 30 at-bats and hasn't hit a home run in the past 14 games. Napoli is in the midst of a 2-for-28 slump to drop his season average to .197, while Torrealba is five for his past 38 and is boasting a .255 on-base percentage on the season.

C | Max Ramirez | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros signed C Max Ramirez (Cubs) to a minor league contract Tuesday, May 10.


Outfielder

OF | Carlos Lee | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Carlos Lee is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart returned to the lineup Tuesday, May 10.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin is hitting fifth in the lineup Wednesday, May 11, and OF Ryan Ludwick has dropped to sixth.

OF | Magglio Ordonez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez is out of the lineup Wednesday, May 11.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) is hitting off a tee Wednesday, May 11.

OF | Logan Morrison | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Florida Marlins OF Logan Morrison (foot) is expected to return from the disabled list Friday, May 13.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is hitting .377 and has a 14-game hitting streak at Class A Hagerstown. He has five straight two-hit games and has multiple hits in seven of his last eight games. He is 25-for-54 (.463) with four homers during the hitting streak.

OF | Cody Ross | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Cody Ross hit a walkoff RBI single to win the game 1-0 Tuesday, May 10.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (knee) left the game Tuesday, May 10, against the New York Mets due to a left knee injury. He fouled a ball off his knee, and was hardly able to put any weight on the knee after the game.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Chris Coghlan went 2-for-4 with a double and RBI Tuesday, May 10, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Coghlan is 6-for-11 with three runs scored and two RBIs over his past three games, raising his average from .250 to .274.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino went 1-for-5 Tuesday, May 10, against the Florida Marlins, pushing his hitting streak to 13 games.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OFs Laynce Nix and Jayson Werth each hit three-run home runs Tuesday, May 10, against the Atlanta Braves. Each finished 1-for-4.

OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (knee) was back out of the lineup Tuesday, May 10, against the Atlanta Braves due to his tender knee.

OF | Rajai Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis went 2-for-5 with a triple, run scored and two stolen bases Tuesday, May 10, against the Boston Red Sox.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford went 1-for-5 with an RBI and two strikeouts Tuesday, May 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays, but it was good enough to push his hitting streak to 10 games.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury went 3-for-6 with a stolen base Tuesday, May 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays, extending his hitting streak to 19 games.

OF | Luke Scott | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday, May 10, that OF Luke Scott's (shoulder) playing time isn't likely to change despite a superior labrum anterior to posterior tear in his right shoulder. Scott might see more time as the team's designated hitter, however.

OF | Felix Pie | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Felix Pie did not start Tuesday, May 10, against the Seattle Mariners, but he came off the bench and went 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and game-winning RBI.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has been giving thought to moving slumping OF Jose Tabata out of the two-hole. He went 1-for-4 with a double, run scored and two strikeouts Tuesday, May 10, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is stuck in a 9-for-67 slide since April 16.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs Tuesday, May 10, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. McCutchen is 11-for-36 (.306) with two homers and seven RBIs in nine games in the month of May, raising his average from .219 to .242 since April 30.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with a home run, his seventh of the season, and three RBIs Tuesday, May 10, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Kemp entered play just 6-for-30 (.200) with no extra-base hits and two RBIs in his first eight games in the month of May.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier went 2-for-5 with a pair of runs scored and an RBI Tuesday, May 10, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has hit safely in 33 of his past 34 games, and he has reached base safely in each of the 34 appearances.

OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (shoulder) is nursing a sore right shoulder, and he said Tuesday, May 10, that it has bothered him since spring training. The injury apparently worsened Tuesday, and he experienced some numbness in his forearm. Heyward is set for an MRI Wednesday, May 11.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels OF Vernon Wells (groin) had an MRI Tuesday, May 10, which confirmed a strained right groin. "We're definitely breathing easier that it wasn't really major," manager Mike Scioscia said.

OF | Delmon Young | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young (ribs) went 3-for-5 with three singles in an extended spring training game Tuesday, May 10, and manager Ron Gardenhire expects him to rejoin the team Friday, May 13.

OF | Roger Bernadina | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Roger Bernadina could be the long-term solution at the leadoff spot. "I certainly hope so," skipper Jim Riggleman said. "We could use him there at the top of the lineup. Like a lot of things, we're kind of reactionary. We react to how they play. If they play to a certain level, they make that decision easy for us. But he's the more suited guy to lead off for us. We really want that to work."

OF | Ryan Kalish | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) will be re-evaluated Friday, May 13.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton will play both Tuesday, May 10, and Wednesday, May 11, as his suspension is not yet finalized. He is expected to end up serving his two-game suspension.

OF | Andres Torres | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OFs Andres Torres (Achilles') and 3B Mark DeRosa (wrist) have been activated from the disabled list Tuesday, May 10, and are in the starting lineup. Torres is playing center field and batting leadoff. DeRosa is starting at third and 2B Mike Fontenot is playing shortstop. OF Aaron Rowand is staring in left over OF Pat Burrell.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown continues to tear it up at Triple-A Lehigh Valley and manager Charlie Manuel could be persuaded to call him up soon. "I want him knocking the cover off the ball up here," Manuel said. "That's how I review it. What he does down there isn't helping me here. I'm an individual (person). Seriously. When he's ready, they'll let me know, and he'll let us know with the way he's playing."

Manuel said Brown won't be a part-time player when he does get recalled. "I think when we bring Domonic Brown we're going to play him," Manuel said. "With his age, his lack of experience in the big leagues, he's kind of like Stanton and those guys, Heyward too I guess. He's still got some development to do."

OF | Julio Borbon | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Julio Borbon has been moved to the top of the lineup Tuesday, May 10, while SS Elvis Andrus is bumped down to second and 3B Adrian Beltre is batting sixth. "I just decided last night and I'm going to come in and throw a different lineup out there and see how they react," explained manager Ron Washington, who also has 2B Ian Kinsler batting third and 1B Michael Young in the cleanup spot.

OF | Brent Clevlen | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent OF Brent Clevlen (Braves) and assigned him to Triple-A Louisville Tuesday, May 10.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 10. OF Josh Willingham will start after appealing his one-game suspension. OF David DeJesus will bat leadoff.

OF | Johnny Damon | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon is getting the day off to rest Tuesday, May 10. OF B.J. Upton is starting and will not begin his suspension just yet, while 2B Sean Rodriguez will start at shortstop.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy allowed four hits and three walks while fanning eight in eight shutout innings in his no-decision against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, May 10.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, May 10. He allowed four hits and two walks while fanning nine in eight shutout innings.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks allowed six runs on 10 hits in five innings to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, May 10, to fall to 0-6 on the season.

SP | Joel Pineiro | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Joel Pineiro allowed two runs on eight hits in 7 2/3 innings to beat the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, May 10, and improve to 2-0 on the season.

SP | Jason Hammel | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jason Hammel (calf) unraveled after a comebacker struck his left calf in the fourth inning of his loss to the New York Mets Tuesday, May 10. He allowed a walk and a two-run double immediately after being struck to give the Mets a 4-2 lead.

Hammel said it was impossible to put the injury out of his mind because it was to his landing leg. He said the pain didn't really intensify, however, until he left the game and his adrenaline wore off. He allowed four runs on seven hits in seven innings to end his 13-inning scoreless streak.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings in his loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, May 10.

SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey allowed five hits and no walks while fanning five in seven shutout innings to beat the Houston Astros Tuesday, May 10.

SP | Brett Myers | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Brett Myers tied season highs by allowing six runs on 10 hits in six innings in his third straight loss Tuesday, May 10. After the defeat to the Cincinnati Reds, Myers said: "I felt that I was throwing too many breaking pitches. I was pitching all those guys like they were Babe Ruth or something like that the first two innings, instead of trusting my stuff and going right after them."

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter recorded his first win of the season Tuesday, May 10, after allowing four runs on 13 hits and a walk while fanning four in seven innings to beat the Chicago Cubs.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis allowed a run on five hits and a walk while failing to record a strikeout in 7 1/3 innings to beat the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, May 10. It was the first time in 37 starts he failed to record a strikeout.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson allowed four runs on six hits and four walks while fanning five in 4 2/3 innings in his loss to the Texas Rangers Tuesday, May 10. Anderson said he had problems gripping the ball, saying after the game that it was like holding "a wet cue ball in the fourth. I had no control over where it was going. It was all over the place," Anderson said.

He's 0-3 with a 8.62 ERA in four career starts at Texas.

SP | Javier Vazquez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy,
Florida Marlins SP Javier Vazquez (bereavement) said Tuesday, May 10, that he expects to be ready to make his next scheduled start Sunday, May 15 against the Washington Nationals.

SP | Josh M. Johnson | Florida Marlins | Fantasy,
Florida Marlins SP Josh M. Johnson allowed one earned run, six hits and three walks over seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday, May 10, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He also struck out seven batters in the 114-pitch quality start. He is 3-1 lifetime in head-to-head matchups against SP Roy Halladay.

SP | Joe Blanton | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Joe Blanton (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, May 11. He complained of soreness in his throwing elbow after his start Monday, May 9, against the Florida Marlins.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits over eight innings in a complete game loss Tuesday, May 10, against the Florida Marlins. He also struck out nine batters in the 115-pitch quality start. Halladay fell to 1-3 lifetime in head-to-head matchups against SP Josh Johnson.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed seven runs - three earned - and five hits over five innings in a loss Tuesday, May 10, against the Washington Nationals. After carrying a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his last outing, Hudson managed to get just 45 of his 75 pitches over for strikes.

SP | Derek Lowe | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Derek Lowe (blister, foot) threw his normal side session Tuesday, May 10, and he said he plans to make his scheduled start Thursday, May 12. He came out of his last start with a large blister on his right foot.

SP | Jason Marquis | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Jason Marquis allowed three earned runs, seven hits and two walks while striking out three batters over 7 1/3 innings Tuesday, May 10, against the Atlanta Braves. He improved to 4-1 on the season, and the victory was the 100th of his career.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed five earned runs, seven hits and five walks over 5 1/3 innings Tuesday, May 10, against the Toronto Blue Jays in a no-decision. Lester managed to get 68 of his 114 pitches over for strikes.

SP | Michael Pineda | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Michael Pineda allowed three earned runs, seven hits and a walk over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday, May 10, against the Baltimore Orioles. He also struck out seven batters in the 100-pitch quality start.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision Tuesday, May 10, against the Seattle Mariners. He also struck out six batters in the 103-pitch quality start, managing to get just 54 pitches over for strikes.

SP | Kevin Hart | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Kevin Hart (shoulder) said Tuesday, May 10, that he will throw live batting practice later this week. He is expected to throw two BP sessions before heading to either extended Spring Training or a minor league rehab assignment. He is not eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list until at least May 30.

SP | Kevin Correia | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia allowed five runs - four earned - and 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, May 10, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Correia is 0-3 with a 6.50 ERA in four games (three starts) at home, while he is 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in five starts on the road.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly allowed two earned runs, four hits and a walk over six sinnings in a win Tuesday, May 10, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also struck out four batters in the 97-pitch quality start. After an 0-2 start with a 6.00 ERA through his first three outings, Lilly is 3-1 with a 3.99 ERA over his past five starts. Lilly became the 17th active pitcher with at least 1,500 career strikeouts.

SP | Kyle Davies | Kansas City Royals |
Kansas City Royals SP Kyle Davies allowed three earned runs, seven hits and a walk over five innings in a loss Tuesday, May 10, against the New York Yankees. He also struck out three batters in the 105-pitch performance. Davies has allowed three or more earned runs in six of his eight starts.

SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Freddy Garcia allowed just one run and six hits over six innings in a win Tuesday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals, evening his record at 2-2. He also struck out three batters in the 85-pitch quality start.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano (illness) left his start in the third inning Tuesday, May 10, against the Detroit Tigers due to illness. He had his start pushed back two days due to a sore throat, and apparently he is not back to 100 percent even then.

SP | Roy Oswalt | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt (back) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 10, and felt fine. He is still on track to make a rehab start with Single-A Clearwater Thursday, May 12, and could return to the rotation against the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, May 17.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes (arm) will begin a throwing program Thursday, May 12, and says that a recent cortisone shot has helped his recovery. He's slated to return to action in six to eight weeks.

SP | Bruce Chen | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals placed SP Bruce Chen (lat) on the disabled list Tuesday, May 10, with a strained left lat muscle.

SP | Vin Mazzaro | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Vin Mazzaro will be called up to get the start against the New York Yankees Wednesday, May 11.

SP | Esmil Rogers | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous item, Colorado Rockies SP Esmil Rogers (lat) has expressed concern that he may be dealing with a rotator cuff injury. "This is something new to me," Rogers said. "I want to find out what's going on." He can return from the disabled list Tuesday, May 17, but he is expected to be out longer.

SP | Randy Wells | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SPs Randy Wells (forearm) and Andrew Cashner (shoulder) threw live batting practice Tuesday, May 10. Wells will make a rehab appearance Thursday, May 12.

SP | Clayton Mortensen | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Esmil Rogers (lat) felt pain in his lat during long toss Tuesday, May 10, and could undergo an MRI exam.

SP Jorge De La Rosa will start Friday, May 13, and SP Clayton Mortensen will go Tuesday, May 17, against the San Francisco Giants.

SP | Mitch Talbot | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Mitch Talbot (elbow) threw 63 pitches in a four-inning rehab appearance Monday, May 9, and is expected to make at least two more rehab starts.

SP | Tommy Hunter | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Tommy Hunter (groin) has a Grade 1 groin strain and will not throw off a mound for the next two to three weeks.

SP | Aaron Cook | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Aaron Cook (finger) will pitch three innings or go 45 pitches in extended spring training Tuesday, May 10.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox will go with a six-man rotation for at least this week, due to the return of SP Jake Peavy (lat), who will start Wednesday, May 11. SP Philip Humber will act as the sixth starter and take the hill Friday, May 13.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox will go with SPs Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett and Jon Lester for their series versus the New York Yankees beginning Friday, May 13.

SP | Alex White | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Alex White will remain in the big leagues for the time being after going 1-0 with a 3.75 ERA in his first two starts. "He's impressive," praised manager Manny Acta. "Our minor league people told us about his poise and competitiveness. Now we're seeing it." White will likely remain with the club until SP Mitch Talbot (elbow) returns.

SP | Carlos Carrasco | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list and start Wednesday, May 11.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said RP Aroldis Chapman isn't going to be sent to the minors, despite walking 16 hitters in 12 2/3 innings this season. "We've got to find a way to get his mechanics back in the sync," Baker said. "He's throwing the ball great. It's just a matter of throwing strikes."

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (elbow) threw about 35 pitches to hitters Tuesday, May 10, and will make at least one rehab start before returning.

RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell (shoulder) will throw consecutive bullpen sessions later this week, which manager Joe Maddon says is a sign he's close to returning.

RP | Kyle Farnsworth | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth walked in the winning run Tuesday, May 10. It was the first walk he has allowed in 16 appearances this season.

RP | Brandon Kintzler | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury
Milwaukee Brewers RP Brandon Kintzler (triceps) will undergo an MRI after being idle since May 4.

RP | Eduardo Sanchez | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Eduardo Sanchez recorded his fourth save Tuesday, May 10. He got into trouble by putting the tying run on with a walk, and RPs Trever Miller and Fernando Salas were warming up before Sanchez got the final out. Sanchez seems to be the team's first choice for save chances, but he's on a short leash.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Oakland Athletics CL Andrew Bailey (forearm) allowed a walk and no hits over 30 pitches to six or seven hitters in a simulated game Tuesday, May 10. "It was decent for his first time out there like that. He threw all his pitches and he was throwing strikes," manager Bob Geren said.

RP | Leo Nunez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy,
Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez allowed a walk with a strikeout Tuesday, May 10, against the Philadelphia Phillies for his 12th save. He is a perfect 12-for-12 on save conversions this season.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen worked a perfect 10-pitch ninth inning Tuesday, May 10, against the Atlanta Braves for his eighth save.

RP | Frank Francisco | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Frank Francisco served up a solo home run to blow his first save of the season Tuesday, May 10, against the Boston Red Sox.

RP | Brandon League | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners RP Brandon League allowed two earned runs and four hits in two-thirds of an inning Tuesday, May 10, against the Baltimore Orioles, blowing his first save chance while taking his second loss.

RP | Alfredo Simon | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Alfredo Simon is expected to get two more minor league rehab starts before a decision on when he'll return from the restricted list. Simon is being stretched out as a starter, but might be used as a relieved depending on team need.

RP | Jose Ascanio | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury,
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to make a decision on RP Jose Ascanio (face), as he has completed his minor league rehab assignment. The thinking is that he'll re-join the Pirates bullpen, since he is out of options and the team would have to risk losing him to another team through waivers. "Sometimes you make (a move so) that you don't lose anybody and you take a look at the guy that you need to take a look at," manager Clint Hurdle said.

RP | Evan Meek | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Evan Meek (shoulder) will work from a bullpen mound Wednesday, May 11. He is scheduled to throw a side session, his first since working in a game April 26. Meek expected to throw another bullpen session in Milwaukee during the team's upcoming road series.

RP | Blake Hawksworth | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Blake Hawksworth (groin) was forced to leave his appearance Tuesday, May 10, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to an apparent groin injury.

RP | Edward Mujica | Florida Marlins | Injury,
Florida Marlins RP Edward Mujica's (knee) is confident that he can return by Friday, May 13, after being carted off the field with a knee injury Monday, May 9. He will avoid a trip to the disabled list and miss just two games. He threw on flat ground Tuesday, May 10, and will wear a protective sleeve on his knee when he returns.

RP | Clay Hensley | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy,
Florida Marlins RP Clay Hensley's (shoulder) MRI exam has revealed a hairline fracture to the scapula in his left shoulder. The injury will take four to six weeks to heal, but Hensley is optimistic that he will be able to return to the team by May 22, when he is eligible to return from the disabled list. He will resume throwing off flat ground Wednesday, May 11.

RP | Chad Gaudin | Washington Nationals | Injury,
Washington Nationals RP Chad Gaudin (shoulder), who is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, May 10, is not ready to return. Manager Jim Riggleman said Gaudin needs to go on a rehab assignment first.

RP | David Aardsma | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners RP David Aardsma (elbow) could require Tommy John surgery. His Grade 2 sprain falls into the middle category of severity and is often treated with only compression, rest and ice. However, if Aardsma waits for the injury to heal and it does not, then he could risk missing all of this season and all of next season.

RP | Jason Berken | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Jason Berken will primarily serve in a long relief role going forward, while RP Jeremy Accardo may also be used in similar situations.

RP | Jose Contreras | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jose Contreras (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday, May 10, for the first time since going on the disabled list April 24. Contreras tossed 40 pitches and said he felt fine.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (finger) will make another rehab appearance with Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, May 10, to test his finger in cold weather.

RP | Shawn Kelley | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners RP Shawn Kelley (elbow, side) played catch Tuesday, May 10, and appears to be OK after having his workout halted prematurely Sunday, May 8.

RP | Frank Herrmann | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians recalled RP Frank Herrmann Tuesday, May 10.

RP | Josh Rupe | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles activated SS J.J. Hardy (oblique) and designated RP Josh Rupe for assignment Tuesday, May 10.

RP | Andy Sonnanstine | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Andy Sonnanstine would rather be a permanent member of the starting rotation. "I think whenever I'm in the pen I'm a starter who's doing the best job I can in the pen, but I think this is the role I feel most comfortable with," said Sonnanstine. "I think my year in 2008 was enough to not really warrant an audition, but each year things are different, so I think I need to prove I can put together some innings." Manager Joe Maddon likes that Sonnanstine can be very efficient with his pitches.

RP | Sergio Santos | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox RP Sergio Santos is the only qualifying relief pitcher in baseball to not allow a run up to this point of the season. "He's the best bullpen pitcher in baseball, there's no doubt about it," said teammate RP Matt Thornton. "There's nobody to even compare to him."

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