Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 20, 2011 @ 08:50:09 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Mark Hamilton | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Mark Hamilton will be optioned to Triple-A when the team activates RP Brian Tallet (hand) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 20.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 0-for-4 against the Colorado Rockies Thursday, May 19. Howard has gone hitless in his last 20 at-bats.

1B | Jason Giambi | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Jason Giambi went 3-for-5 with three home runs and seven RBIs against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, May 19. He became the second oldest player in MLB history to hit three home runs in a game.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) is expected to miss at least 10 more days because of his back injury. Lind is working on strengthening his core and addressing the inflammation that is in his back. He will resume baseball activities once the inflammation is gone.

1B | Derrek Lee | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said 1B Derrek Lee (oblique) may not come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible because the team wants to be cautious since it is an oblique injury.

1B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Michael Young will take his first game off of the season Thursday, May 19, with 1B Chris Davis serving as the designated hitter.

1B | James Loney | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B James Loney is taking the day off Thursday, May 19, with 1B Russ Mitchell spelling him at first.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau had three hits, including a home run, in a winning effort against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, May 19. He scored two runs and drove in two.

1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols went 0-for-3 with a walk Thursday, May 19, and has now gone 91 at-bats since his last long ball, which is a career high. He has been stuck on seven homers since April 23.

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (back) is out of the lineup Thursday, May 19, because he is dealing with a stiff back. The team does not think the injury is serious. 1B Jason Giambi will start in his place.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Jorge Posada is starting at first base for the first time this year Thursday, May 19, with 1B Mark Teixeira serving as the designated hitter.

1B | Aubrey Huff | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Aubrey Huff said he hasn't been asked by the team to play some third base with 3B Pablo Sandoval (hand) injured. However, he said he could be ready to play the position after a week of work there.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is in the lineup Thursday, May 19, after manager Dusty Baker said he was hobbling a little. Votto was running slower than usual during the game Wednesday, May 18, but trainer Paul Lessard said Votto is fine.


Second Baseman

2B | Orlando Hudson | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Orlando Hudson hit a walkoff sacrifice fly to win a thriller over the Milwaukee Brewers 1-0 Thursday, May 19.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham is 0-for-8 in his last three games and 2-for-22 in his last eight. He is hitting .175 (11-for-63) at home and just .094 (3-for-32) against left-handed pitchers.

2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Ben Zobrist went 0-for-4 Thursday, May 19, snapping his own streak of reaching safely in 23 straight games.

2B | Howard Kendrick | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Howard Kendrick (hamstring) left the team's game Thursday, May 19, in the ninth inning because of tightness in his left hamstring. Kendrick does not think it is serious and is optimistic that he will be back soon.

2B | Luis Valbuena | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians recalled 2B Luis Valbuena from Triple-A Columbus Thursday, May 19, and designated RP Justin Germano for assignment in a corresponding move.

2B | Tsuyoshi Nishioka | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka (leg) will play both second base and shortstop when he rehabs in the minors. He has progressed to full sprints and his next step is aggressive baserunning. He could play in a rehab game early next week and is scheduled to play in 10 rehab games, including a few with Triple-A Rochester.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles placed 2B Brian Roberts (headaches) and 1B Derrek Lee (oblique) on the disabled list Thursday, May 19, and recalled SPs Chris Jakubauskas and Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk in corresponding moves. Lee is on the 15-day DL while Roberts will likely be placed on the seven-day DL for concussion symptoms.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 to extend his hitting streak to 10 games Thursday, May 19.

2B | Jeff Keppinger | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
There is currently no timetable for the return of Houston Astros 2B Jeff Keppinger (foot), who is rehabbing in the minor leagues.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) went 1-for-4 with an RBI single for Single-A Clearwater Wednesday, May 18, and will play another full game Thursday, May 19.


Shortstop

SS | Rafael Furcal | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal (thumb, knee) banged his knee on a slide Tuesday, May 17, and the team wants to check it out before activating him.

SS | Jason Bartlett | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Jason Bartlett's 10-game hitting streak ended Thursday, May 19.

SS | Cesar Izturis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
The Baltimore Orioles are hoping SS Cesar Izturis (hand, elbow) will be able to play again this season after undergoing nerve surgery Tuesday, May 17.

SS | Trevor Plouffe | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Rene Rivera hit his first home run in nearly five years Thursday, May 19. SS Trevor Plouffe also added a three-run homer in the game. Rivera's homer was his first since June of 2006.

SS | Adam Rosales | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics IF Adam Rosales (foot) has been cleared to play in extended spring training games. He will be brought along slowly and will start with three innings in the field, then spend a day as the designated hitter, then take a day off.


Third Baseman

3B | Casey Blake | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Casey Blake (elbow) has backed off his rehab as he has recently felt some soreness in his elbow.

3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Jose Bautista went 0-for-4 with a strikeout Thursday, May 19, and failed to reach safely for just the second time in 35 games this season. Bautista had reached safely in 23 straight games, dating to April 17.

3B | Danny Valencia | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia's eighth-inning RBI double Thursday, May 19, snapped an 0-for-19 skid at the plate.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion and OF Juan Rivera are expected to share time at first base while 1B Adam Lind (back) is out of the lineup.

3B | Chris D. Johnson | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 3B Chris D. Johnson went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a losing effort Thursday, May 19. He is hitting just .206 this year.

3B | Mark DeRosa | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants placed 3B Mark DeRosa (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 19, with a left wrist strain. It is his second time on the DL this year. The team recalled 2B Emmanuel Burriss from Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.

3B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig had three hits, including a home run in the cleanup spot to beat the Houston Astros 4-2 Thursday, May 19. The homer was his second since April 11. Craig also scored one run in the contest.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) has been "very concerned" about the health of his surgically repaired right hip lately and thinks it's time for a checkup. "When it's convenient for everybody, we'll get it done," Rodriguez said. "Checkups are going to be a part of the rest of my career. We're doing it to be very proactive. I wouldn't be surprised if there's another one in October or January, and again we'll be sitting here next year talking about that. We just want to make sure; that's a certain box and we want to check it off."

Rodriguez insists that he hasn't felt any pain in his hip, but hitting coach Kevin Long has been concerned with his lack of power at the plate. They realized that he had not been using the lower half of his body as much in his swing.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata took the day off Thursday, May 19. 3B Pedro Alvarez, who is hitting .367 from the sixth spot this year, was dropped to seventh in the order.


Catcher

C | Chris Iannetta | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Chris Iannetta went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts against the the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, May 19.

C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he is still trying to decide how to use Cs Victor Martinez and Alex Avila this weekend since they will not be able to use a designated hitter. Martinez likely will start at catcher Friday, May 20, and Sunday, May 22, while Avila would start Saturday, May 21. Martinez has caught only eight times this season.

C | Ramon Hernandez | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds C Ramon Hernandez lost his hitting streak at 11 games Thursday, May 19.

C | Ryan Doumit | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Ryan Doumit clubbed his fourth home run of the season in a victory Thursday, May 19.

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (headaches) and 1B Derrek Lee (oblique) are not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 19. 2B Robert Andino is playing second and 1B Brandon Snyder is at first. OF Felix Pie is in left field and OF Luke Scott is getting the day off. Also, C Matt Wieters is receiving a breather.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (legs) began his workouts in extended spring training Wednesday, May 18, and has been doing running work. Trainer Dave Pruemer said Mauer's shoulder and elbow are also improving. There is still no timetable for him to play in rehab games.

C | Bengie Molina | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent C Bengie Molina (Rangers) is expected to sign soon with the Boston Red Sox.

C | Steve Holm | Minnesota Twins | Transaction
The Minnesota Twins outrighted C Steve Holm to the minors after he cleared waivers Wednesday, May 18.


Outfielder

OF | Seth Smith | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Seth Smith is hitting .440 with two homers and five RBIs during an eight-game hitting streak.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said OF Carlos Gonzalez's (groin) injury isn't serious, and he's questionable for Friday, May 20.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will shift to Triple-A Round Rock this weekend with an eye on returning to the majors Monday, May 23.

OF | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals OF Lance Berkman (wrist) said he's unsure when he'll be able to swing with his sprained right wrist. He wore a brace throughout the day Thursday, May 19, to limit movement, and said the soreness had subsided.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) could return to the lineup Friday, May 20. Holliday will be considered for duties as the designated hitter this weekend in Kansas City.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart extended his hitting streak to 10 games Thursday, May 19.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (shoulder) left the game Thursday, May 19, with soreness in his left shoulder.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon singled to snap an 0-for-10 slump Thursday, May 19.

OF | Jeff Francoeur | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Jeff Francoeur hit a walkoff RBI single Thursday, May 19.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Chris Coghlan went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts Thursday, May 19, and is in a 3-for-33 slump to drop his average to .238.

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher drove in four runs Thursday, May 19.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford had a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday, May 19, in a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers.

OF | Corey Patterson | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Corey Patterson extended his hitting streak to 10 games Thursday, May 19, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
An error by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter gave the Seattle Mariners a 2-1 victory Thursday, May 19. Hunter dropped a routine fly ball in the sun. Hunter has a .218 batting average, a league-leading 12 double-play balls, no home runs since April 21 and one extra-base hit since May 3.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies likely will place OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of his hamstring injury.

OF | Endy Chavez | Texas Rangers | Injury
Texas Rangers OF Endy Chavez (hamstring) left the game early Thursday, May 19, after experiencing tightness in his hamstring. SS Andres Blanco replaced Chavez in the game.

OF | Chris Dickerson | New York Yankees | Injury
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he expects OF Chris Dickerson (head) to be available to play in the team's game Friday, May 20.

OF | Travis Buck | Cleveland Indians | Injury
Cleveland Indians OF Travis Buck (toe) has been scratched from the starting lineup Thursday, May 20, because of turf toe.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Michael Cuddyer went 3-for-4 in the game Thursday, May 19, to raise his average to .267 on the year. He needs just four hits to become the 14th player in team history to reach 1,000 career hits.

OF | Carlos Peguero | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Carlos Peguero won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning when his fly ball was lost in the sun with two outs by Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter Thursday, May 19.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp returned to the lineup Thursday, May 19, after taking Wednesday, May 18, off because of a personal matter.

OF | Delmon Young | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young returned to the lineup Thursday, May 19, after having two straight days off to work out of his slump.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) will move to Triple-A Round Rock to continue his rehab because the team thinks he is not quite ready to return. He has hit .182 in three games with Double-A Frisco.

OF | Jay Bruce | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, two RBIs and two home runs in a winning effort Thursday, May 19. He now has 10 home runs on the season. It was Bruce's 11th career multi-homer game.

OF | Xavier Paul | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Xavier Paul went 1-for-5 with one run scored, one RBI and three strikeouts Thursday, May 19.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay had three hits in a winning effort Thursday, May 19.

OF | Ben Francisco | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) remains out of the lineup Thursday, May 19, with OF Michael Martinez taking his place in center. OF Ben Francisco isn't playing either, with OF Ross Gload starting in right.

OF | Sam Fuld | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld took the day off Thursday, May 19, and will receive another day off Friday, May 20, with OF Johnny Damon playing left. SS Reid Brignac, 1B Dan Johnson and 2B Sean Rodriguez are all starting Thursday.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez is taking the day off Thursday, May 19, a day after returning from the disabled list. He went 0-for-4 in his first game back Wednesday, May 18. C Miguel Olivo was also given the day off, with C Chris Gimenez starting in his place. Also, SS Luis Rodriguez spelled SS Brendan Ryan (knee). Ryan was hit by a pitch in his knee Tuesday, May 17, and is still a bit sore.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos, who is hitless in his last 23 at-bats, is sitting the bench Thursday, May 19, with OF Torii Hunter playing center. 2B Howard Kendrick is playing left field and 2B Alexi Amarista starts at second.

OF | Angel Pagan | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Angel Pagan (oblique) went 0-for-5 as the designated hitter with Single-A St. Lucie Thursday, May 19. He is expected to play two more rehab games before returning to the club.

OF | Jason Repko | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins hope to have DH Jim Thome (oblique) and OF Jason Repko (quadriceps) return Monday, May 23. Thome had five at-bats in extended spring training Wednesday, May 18. Repko went 0-for-4 with Triple-A Rochester Wednesday.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OFs Cameron Maybin (knee) and Will Venable (finger) are both expected to return Thursday, May 19. However, OF Chris Denorfia will likely start in right field.

OF | Carlos Lee | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros manager Bradley Mills said OF Carlos Lee is expected to serve as the designated hitter when the team plays interleague games on the road. OF Brian Bogusevic is expected to see at least one start and OF Jason Michaels could also see one.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth is hitting cleanup for the first time this year Thursday, May 19. Manager Jim Riggleman made the move to split up left-handed hitters with the New York Mets bullpen that features three lefties.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said they are having OF Bryce Harper work in all three outfield positions in the minors, but he has mostly been playing right field and occasionally center. "We're going to work him out in all three outfield positions," Rizzo said. "I think four out of six days he plays in right field and two days he plays in center. I think that's the breakdown of what we had. Center field is an important process just because it gives you the full landscape of seeing the bat off the ball and that type of thing. He adjusted well to both positions, and we're going to introduce him to left field a little bit also."


Starting Pitcher

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (elbow) has regained range of motion in his right arm and has begun a light lifting program. The goal is to build strength around the repaired elbow as he eyes the opening stages of an easy-throwing program that is four weeks away, barring a setback or rescheduling along the way.

SP | John Lamb | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP John Lamb (elbow), one of the team's top prospects, walked off the mound after six pitches at Double-A with left elbow discomfort Thursday, May 19.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner won his first game of the season Thursday, May 19. He allowed a run on six hits and two walks while fanning three in 8 2/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has a 1.32 ERA in his last five starts.

SP | Aaron Harang | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Aaron Harang allowed six hits and two walks while fanning four in eight shutout innings in his no-decision against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, May 19.

SP | Zach Duke | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury,
Updating previous reports, Arizona Diamondbacks SP Zach Duke (hand) will make another rehab start Monday, May 23, and if all goes well he'll make his season debut May 28 in Houston.

SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Jair Jurrjens fell to 5-1 after allowing two runs on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings to the Arizona Diamondbacks Thursday, May 19.

SP | Josh Collmenter | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter extended his scoreless streak to 21 innings in his win over the Atlanta Braves Thursday, May 19. He allowed two hits and no walks with one strikeout in six shutout innings to improve to 3-0.

SP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar allowed a run on six hits and two walks while fanning four in 8 2/3 innings in his no-decision against the Texas Rangers Thursday, May 19.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed a run on nine hits and a walk while fanning five in eight innings in his no-decision Thursday, May 19. He left with a 1-0 lead, which the bullpen failed to hold.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd allowed a run on five hits and a walk while fanning three in seven innings to beat the Cleveland Indians Thursday, May 19.

SP | Casey Coleman | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Casey Coleman allowed four hits and five walks in 5 2/3 shutout innings and struck out a career-high seven batters in the win over the Florida Marlins Thursday, May 19. He retired five batters with runners in scoring position.

SP | Wade Davis | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Wade Davis went a career-high 7 2/3 innings in his loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, May 19. He allowed three runs on seven hits and four walks while fanning three. Davis said the key to the improvement of his pitches was better drive from his legs, which led to better breaking balls. "Just striding better," Davis said. "Everything was stronger in my lower half. My off-speed stuff was better, getting out in front. My curveball, slider, everything was much better."

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia threw eight shutout innings, struck out nine, walked none and permitted only two runners to reach third base Thursday, May 19, in his win against the Baltimore Orioles. Sabathia is 2-0 against the Orioles this season, 16-2 lifetime and 10-1 at Camden Yards.

SP | Brad Bergesen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Brad Bergesen allowed eight runs and five hits in 3 1/3 innings Thursday, May 19, against the New York Yankees. He's 0-4 with a 9.25 ERA in five career starts against New York.

SP | Fausto Carmona | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Fausto Carmona gave up eight runs and seven hits Thursday, May 19, in an 8-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed three runs in eight innings, striking out nine and holding the Boston Red Sox to six hits and no walks without a decision on Thursday, May 19.

SP | Ricky Romero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero allowed one run and three hits in seven innings to win consecutive starts for the first time this season Thursday, May 19. He walked two and struck out six in a 3-2 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

SP | Scott Kazmir | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said SP Scott Kazmir's next start probably will be in a minor league game, starting a clock in which the Angels will have 30 days to recall him or release him. "After this one, we'll see if he's ready to pitch in a game situation, on a full rehab," Scioscia said. "Then, we'll be able to evaluate him and see exactly where he is."

SP | Joe Blanton | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies likely will place SP Joe Blanton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of his elbow injury.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz (intercostal) could join the starting rotation as soon as Thursday, May 26, or he could make a third rehab start. Matusz said he is on track in regards to his rehab.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett (neck) left the team's game early Thursday, May 19, because of neck tightness. Beckett's exit from the game is considered precautionary.

SP | Kevin Millwood | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Free Agents
The Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent SP Kevin Millwood (Yankees) to a minor-league deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) may seek a second opinion on his elbow after he was told that he could not throw for at least two weeks.

SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Joe Blanton has been scratched from his scheduled start Thursday, May 19, and will be replaced by SP Kyle Kendrick.

SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn allowed five hits and let just one runner past second base in his start against the Oakland Athletics Thursday, May 19, to earn the victory. He ended a three-start winless streak by striking out two and walking one.

SP | Dan Haren | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Dan Haren allowed three hits and just one run in eight innings, but wasn't able to get the win against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, May 19. Haren walked four and struck out five in the outing.

SP | Doug Fister | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Doug Fister allowed a solo home run in eight strong innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a no-decision Thursday, May 19. He walked two and struck out two in the 110-pitch quality start.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ struck out a career-high eight batters en route to a loss versus the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, May 19. He gave up three runs in six innings of work while walking three and allowing one long ball.

SP | Kyle McClellan | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle McClellan beat the Houston Astros Thursday, May 19, to become the first pitcher in the National League to six wins. He gave up two runs while walking none and striking out five in eight strong innings. McClellan has gone eight innings in two of his last three starts.

SP | Troy Patton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles placed 2B Brian Roberts (headaches) and 1B Derrek Lee (oblique) on the disabled list Thursday, May 19, and recalled SPs Chris Jakubauskas and Troy Patton from Triple-A Norfolk in corresponding moves. Lee is on the 15-day DL while Roberts will likely be placed on the seven-day DL for concussion symptoms.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto lost his first game of the season to the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, May 19, by allowing three earned runs and five hits while walking three and striking out five. Cueto had gone 7-0 with a 1.74 ERA in his previous nine starts against the Pirates.

SP | Julio Teheran | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves optioned SP Julio Teheran to Triple-A Gwinnett Thursday, May 19, and recalled RP Jairo Asencio in a corresponding move. Teheran could return to make another start May 31.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald allowed one run and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings to defeat the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, May 19, for his third win of the season. He walked one and struck out four in the game.

SP | Livan Hernandez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Livan Hernandez allowed seven hits and struck out seven while allowing just one in seven innings in a loss to the New York Mets Thursday, May 19. He is 13-15 in 39 career starts against the Mets. He walked two in the 116-pitch outing.

SP | Tyson Ross | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Oakland Athletics SP Tyson Ross (oblique) is dealing with a left oblique strain.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee had a no-hitter going until the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 19. Gee improves to 3-0 this year by allowing two hits while striking out three and walking three in 7 2/3 innings.

SP | Ross Ohlendorf | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) threw from 90 feet in the outfield Thursday, May 19, and said his shoulder has been "feeling really good." He will continue throwing for two days and then taking a day off until he throws from 120 feet with no problems. He still remains a few weeks away from returning to the team.

SP | Nathan Adcock | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Nathan Adcock is likely to be limited to 60 to 65 pitches in his start against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, May 21, because he has been pitching in relief for seven weeks.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Craig Kimbrel | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he's not planning to move CL Craig Kimbrel out of the closer role. Kimbrel has four blown saves in 11 opportunities.

RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Texas Rangers CL Neftali Feliz didn't throw any off-speed pitches in his blown save Thursday, May 19. He threw 32 four-seam fastballs that ranged from 95 mph to 100 mph.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants CL Brian Wilson loaded the bases in the ninth inning Thursday, May 19, but OF Nate Schierholtz made a diving catch on a liner that would have tied the game if it dropped. Wilson blew the save with a three-run lead the night before.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs CL Carlos Marmol has pitched 22 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings on the road since Aug. 25.

RP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox have acquired RP Franklin Morales from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

RP | Matt Guerrier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers are you expected to use a committee of RPs Matt Guerrier, Kenley Jansen and Mike MacDougal for closing situations because of injuries to RPs Jonathan Broxton (elbow) and Vicente Padilla (forearm).

RP | Ramon Troncoso | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers have recalled RP Ramon Troncoso from Triple-A Albuquerque.

RP | Vicente Padilla | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed RP Vicente Padilla (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list because of a forearm injury.

RP | Sean Green | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction,
Milwaukee Brewers RP Sean Green cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Nashville Thursday, May 19.

RP | Fernando Salas | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Fernando Salas recorded his fifth save in as many chances against the Houston Astros Thursday, May 19. He allowed one hit and struck out two in the outing.

RP | Robinson Tejeda | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction,
The Kansas City Royals activated RP Robinson Tejeda (shoulder) from the disabled list Thursday, May 19, and optioned RP Jeremy Jeffress to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Joel Hanrahan earned his 12th save in as many tries against the Cincinnati Reds Thursday, May 19, but allowed a solo home run in the process.

RP | Francisco Rodriguez | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 14th save in 15 chances against the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 19, to extend his scoreless streak to 18 innings. He gave up one hit in his inning of work.

RP | Joe Nathan | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said RPs Glen Perkins and Kevin Slowey are both unavailable to pitch Thursday, May 19. RP Joe Nathan may also be held out.

RP | Wilton Lopez | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros RP Wilton Lopez (illness) has recovered from a high fever and is available to pitch Thursday, May 19.

RP | Jose Mijares | Minnesota Twins | Injury,
Minnesota Twins RP Jose Mijares (elbow) is scheduled to resume throwing Saturday, May 21.

RP | Jose Contreras | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jose Contreras (elbow) allowed four hits and three runs without getting out of his inning with Single-A Clearwater Wednesday, May 18. He threw 21 pitches in the outing.

RP | Blake Hawksworth | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Blake Hawksworth (groin) is expected to throw a bullpen Thursday, May 19, after throwing off a mound with no setbacks Wednesday, May 18. He could begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Friday, May 20.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers have no timetable for the returns of RPs Jonathan Broxton (elbow) and Hong-Chih Kuo (anxiety). Manager Don Mattingly said Broxton is throwing at maybe "60 percent" intensity and Kuo may not pitch again.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics RP Andrew Bailey (forearm) has been cleared for a rehab assignment which will begin with Triple-A Sacramento Friday, May 20. "He'll go one inning Friday, we'll see how he feels and go from there," said manager Bob Geren of Bailey. "We don't have any exact timeline. We'll plan it out kind of like we've done all along."

RP | Mark Lowe | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Mark Lowe, who received the save in extra innings Wednesday, May 18, made some changes to his delivery while in the minors. He raised his glove higher at the set position and has been opening up his left shoulder. Lowe could be a candidate to take over the setup job in the eighth inning.

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