Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 23, 2011 @ 09:21:21 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (back) was back in the lineup for his team Sunday, May 22.

1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim say they probably won't look to add a power hitter in midseason, which some see as a sign they're going to load up to make a run at St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols.

1B | Billy Butler | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Billy Butler went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a pair of runs scored Sunday, May 22, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Butler is tied for fifth in the majors with 14 doubles.

1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went hitless in five at-bats with a strikeout Sunday, May 22, against the St. Louis Cardinals, snapping a six-game hitting streak.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn went 1-for-2 with three walks and a strikeout Sunday, May 22, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dunn has now struck out in 15 consecutive games, and he is tied for the league lead with 58 whiffs.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (shoulder) will get a second opinion on the torn labrum in his left shoulder Monday, May 23, team sources said. He has been playing all season with the injury. Despite assurances his offense wouldn't be affected, he is batting just .172 with three home runs.

1B | Juan Miranda | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Juan Miranda (wrist) was forced to leave the game Sunday, May 22, against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch. However, he said the injury was nothing serious. He finished the three-game set with nine hits in 18 at-bats and five RBIs.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said 1B Ike Davis (ankle) has started "minor" baseball activity at the team's spring training facility at Port St. Lucie, Fla. He has fielded grounders and swung a bat but has not started running yet.

1B | Russell Branyan | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks released 1B Russell Branyan on Saturday, May 21, making him a free agent.

1B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Michael Young is expected to begin learning the basics of outfield play this weekend with instructor Gary Pettis. He said he was approached about the idea Thursday, May 19, when OF Endy Chavez (hamstring) went down with an injury.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, his 10th of the season, Saturday, May 21, against the Texas Rangers. He snapped a career-worst 0-for-23 slump with his homer in the second inning.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs Saturday, May 21, against the New York Mets. His homer was a towering shot to right field while batting right-handed. "That's when you know your swing is complete," Teixeira said. Teixeira has three homers in the past three days.

1B | Brandon Snyder | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Brandon Snyder went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored Saturday, May 21, against the Washington Nationals, but he also had a costly error which led to two runs.

1B | Derrek Lee | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Derrek Lee (oblique) said Saturday, May 21, that he is confident he'll be ready to return to the lineup when he is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list June 1. He doesn't feel he'll need a stint in extended spring training to rehab, either, although manager Buck Showalter said he'll have to get some at-bats with an affiliate before returning.

1B | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Mark Trumbo went 3-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 20.

1B | Prince Fielder | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Prince Fielder hit a game-winning two-run homer in the bottom of the 14th inning against Colorado Rockies RP Felipe Paulino Friday, May 20.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez had four hits and four RBIs Friday, May 20, against the Chicago Cubs. Gonzalez leads the majors with 41 RBIs through the team's first 44 games. He is on pace for 151 RBIs, which would rank as fourth most in club history in a single season.

1B | Brett Wallace | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 1B Brett Wallace was held out of the starting lineup Friday, May 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays, the team that traded him to Houston last summer. He came on as a defensive replacement in the ninth inning.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) will resume participating in baseball activities Saturday, May 21. He is still expected to miss around nine more days.

1B | Dan Johnson | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have designated 1B Dan Johnson for assignment.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (neck) received a second cortisone injection in his neck and shoulder region May 12. He has hit .350 with six extra-base hits in his last 10 games.


Second Baseman

2B | Skip Schumaker | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Skip Schumaker (triceps) is progressing, and he's likely to rejoin the team sometime on this road trip.

2B | Jeff Baker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 2B Jeff Baker (groin) left the game Sunday, May 22, due to a groin strain.

2B | Jeff Keppinger | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jeff Keppinger (foot), who is rehabbing his way back from Jan. 14 foot surgery, is scheduled to play May 23-25 at Triple-A Oklahoma City before being reevaluated by the Astros.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts will go to Pittsburgh on Tuesday, May 24, to have a consultation with Dr. Michael Collins, a renowned expert in sports-related concussions. Dr. Collins is an assistant director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Sports Medicine Concussion Program.

2B | Luke Hughes | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins optioned IF Luke Hughes and OF Ben Revere to Triple-A Rochester on Sunday, May 22.

2B | Brendan Ryan | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Carlos Peguero and SS Brendan Ryan each posted two-run doubles in the win Sunday, May 22, against the San Diego Padres. Both players had two hits apiece.

2B | Howard Kendrick | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Howard Kendrick (hamstring) missed his third straight start Sunday, May 22, due to tightness in his right hamstring.

2B | Alexi Amarista | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Alexi Amarista, starting in left field Sunday, May 22, went hitless in four at-bats with an RBI. He is now hitless over his past 13 at-bats, dropping his overall average to a measly .125.

2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Justin Turner was hitless in four at-bats Sunday, May 22, against the New York Yankees, snapping a career-best eight-game hitting streak. The hitless performance also ended his seven-game run with at least one RBI, which was a new franchise record for a rookie. He had gotten on base in 12 consecutive games until Sunday.

2B | Carlos Guillen | Detroit Tigers | Injury,
The Detroit Tigers transferred 2B Carlos Guillen (knee) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Sunday, May 22. Guillen remains out indefinitely.

2B | Tsuyoshi Nishioka | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka (leg) is "still limping around a little bit," according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Howevber, he said that Nishioka might be ready to play in an extended spring training game late this week barring any setbacks.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies will activate 2B Chase Utley (knee) from the 15-day disabled list before their game Monday, May 23.

2B | Kelly Johnson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Kelly Johnson went 1-for-5 with a grand slam against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 21.

2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Saturday, May 21, against the Philadlephia Phillies. He ended an 0-for-18 slide in the process.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips was hitless in three at-bats with a run scored and strikeout Saturday, May 21, against the Cleveland Indians to snap an 11-game hit streak.

2B | Aaron Miles | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Aaron Miles (rib cage) missed his third consecutive game Saturday, May 21, against the Chicago White Sox. He remains day to day.

2B | Blake DeWitt | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 2B Blake DeWitt will make his first major league start in left field against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 21. He played one inning in the outfield last season as a defensive substitution.

2B | Willie Bloomquist | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Willie Bloomquist (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored against the Minnesota Twins Friday, May 20. It was his first game since being activated from the disabled list.

2B | Ryan Roberts | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Ryan Roberts went 1-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against the Minnesota Twins Friday, May 20.

2B | Mark Ellis | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Mark Ellis collected his 1,000th career hit with a second-inning single against San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong Friday, May 20.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham went 1-for-with a two-run homer against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 20. He had entered the game with only two hits in his last 22 at-bats (.091).

2B | Jamey Carroll | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers IF Jamey Carroll went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored against the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 20.

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia, DH David Ortiz, SS Jed Lowrie and C Jarrod Saltalamacchia each had two-hit games Friday, May 20, against the Chicago Cubs. One of Saltalamacchia's hits left the yard, while Ortiz turned in two doubles.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker went 2-for-5 with a double, home run and a career-high five RBIs Friday, May 20, against the Detroit Tigers.

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa went 3-for-5 with a triple, home run, walk, three runs scored and five RBIs Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles. He missed out on hitting the cycle by a double.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy is in the No. 2 spot in the lineup for the first time since May 10. Manager Terry Collins feels OF Angel Pagan (oblique) is the team's perfect candidate to hit second, but he's on the disabled list.

2B | Luis Valbuena | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians recalled OF Ezequiel Carrera and RP Frank Herrmann from Triple-A Columbus Friday, May 20, and optioned 2B Luis Valbuena back to the minors.


Shortstop

SS | Ryan Theriot | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Ryan Theriot (illness) was out Sunday, May 22, due to either the flu or food poisoning.

SS | Jason Bartlett | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Jason Bartlett had a first-inning single off Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez to break an 0-for-15 skid against him.

SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, his sixth home run, two runs scored and a career-high five RBIs Sunday, May 22, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. On a day with temperatures in the mid-80s, Ramirez was equally hot. He has heated up historically with the warmer weather, hitting .305 and .331 in June and July during his career. "It feels just like it's in Cuba," Ramirez said through an interpreter.

SS | Rafael Furcal | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal (thumb), activated earlier in the day Sunday, May 22, went hitless in five at-bats with three strikeouts in a loss against the Chicago White Sox.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter went 2-for-5 with a run scored and two RBIs Sunday, May 22, against the New York Mets. He is 10-for-30 (.333) with four RBIs during his six-game hitting streak, raising his average from .255 to .268 just since May 16. In 78 career games against the Mets, Jeter is hitting .381, his highest mark against teams he has faced at least 10 times.

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera went 5-for-5 with a pair of home runs and a career-high five RBIs Sunday, May 22, against the Cincinnati Reds. He became the fifth shortstop in the live ball era to post five hits and two homers in a game. The last player to do it was former Cincinnati Reds SS Barry Larkin back in 2000. Cabrera has already set a career-high with his nine home runs.

SS | Mike McCoy | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned SS Mike McCoy to Triple-A Las Vegas.

SS | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed IF Juan Uribe (abdominal) on the 15-day disabled list because of a lower abdominal strain. He left the game Friday, May 20, with an apparent strained left hip flexor, but manager Don Mattingly said the injury extended into the abdominal area.

SS | Reid Brignac | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Tampa Bay Rays have placed IF Reid Brignac on the bereavement list. In a corresponding move, IF Felipe Lopez was recalled from Triple-A Durham to take his spot on the 25-man roster.

SS | Reese Havens | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets minor league SS Reese Havens has officially joined Class A St. Lucie.

SS | Paul Janish | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker acknowledged both SS Paul Janish and SS Edgar Renteria have struggled at the plate as of late. Janish entered Saturday, May 21, in a 1-for-22 funk, while Renteria was in a 2-for-29 skid. "It's going to happen. We could have won some games without their offense," Baker said. "Every team has somebody struggling. You can talk about it and think about it. I'd rather try to help figure out how to play their way out of it."

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and run scored Saturday, May 21, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Tulowitzki is 11-for-37 (.297) with two homers and eight RBIs over the past nine games, raising his average from .242 to .254 since May 12.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SS Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Saturday, May 21, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ramirez has hit safely in four straight games. He is 7-for-18 (.389) with two solo homers and five runs scored to improve his average from .204 to .224 just since May 16.

SS | Osvaldo Martinez | Florida Marlins | Transaction
The Florida Marlins optioned SS Osvaldo Martinez to Triple-A New Orleans after the game Saturday, May 21.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy went 1-for-4 with an RBI and strikeout Saturday, May 21, against the Washington Nationals. He is still just 1-for-22 over his five games.

SS | Pedro Ciriaco | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled IF Pedro Ciriaco from Triple-A Indianapolis Saturday, May 21.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar went 1-for-4 with a home run, his fourth of the season, two runs scored and two RBIs Saturday, May 21, against the Houston Astros. Escobar has five RBIs over the past six games.

SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees DH Jorge Posada is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 21, against the New York Mets, with a left-handed starter on the mound. 3B Alex Rodriguez is serving as the designated hitter, with SS Eduardo Nunez manning the hot corner.

SS | Cesar Izturis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have transferred SS Cesar Izturis (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta was given the night off Friday, May 20, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is expected back in the lineup Saturday, May 21.

SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OFs Roger Bernadina and Laynce Nix each had two hits and two RBIs Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles. SS Ian Desmond and SS Jerry Hairston Jr. also came through with two-hit games, with Demond scoring two runs and Hairston posting two RBIs.

SS | Marco Scutaro | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona said SS Marco Scutaro (oblique) will not come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible.


Third Baseman

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion returned to the lineup Sunday, May 22, after sitting out the past three games. Encarnacion, who made two errors at first base in his last appearance, started at designated hitter.

3B | Kevin Kouzmanoff | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff (groin) was able to take pregame swings in the batting cages Sunday, May 22, but he was unavailable for the interleague series finale against the San Francisco Giants. It is uncertain if Kouzmanoff will need a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 3B Wilson Betemit went 2-for-5 with a home run, his second of the season, and three RBIs Sunday, May 22, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright (back) will visit a back specialist in Los Angeles Monday, May 23. The team is hopeful of putting together a rehab plan for Wright after the meeting. "This is part of the process," Wright said. "I know exactly what the problem is. Now it's just a matter of doing what we can to get back on the field, and this is the next step. This isn't necessarily a second opinion, it's part of the process in getting better."

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez snapped out of his slump, going 4-for-5 with a run scored and RBI Sunday, May 22, against the New York Mets. His RBI single came after Mets manager Terry Collins elected to load the bases, walking 1B Mark Teixeira. Rodriguez is now 6-for-8 with three homers and 19 RBIs when teams walk Teixeira to load the bases to pitch to him.

3B | Danny Valencia | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, May 21.

3B | Casey Blake | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Casey Blake (elbow) may play some games in left field when he returns from the disabled list, in an effort to get more production from that position.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (hand) fielded grounders and did some light tossing Saturday, May 21. He is expected to hit off a tee in the next few days, and remains on schedule to return in about two or three weeks.

3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco went 2-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts Saturday, May 21, against the Texas Rangers. It was Polanco's first multi-strikeout game since Sept. 8, 2010.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis went 2-for-3 with a walk Saturday, May 21, against the Chicago Cubs. He is batting .412 (14-for-34) during his nine-game hitting streak. Youkilis was also plunked for the 72nd time in his career, moving into first place all-time on the franchise list.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed 3B Pedro Alvarez (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 21, due eto a right quadriceps injury. The move is retroactive to May 20.

3B | Chris D. Johnson | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 3B Chris D. Johnson went 2-for-3 with three RBIs Saturday, May 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Johnson had six RBIs in his previous 14 games entering the current three-game series. He already has five RBIs in the first two games in Toronto.

3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs Saturday, May 21, against the Houston Astros. Bautista now has a major league leading 18 homers. He also stole his fifth base in the win. "I'm not surprising about the RBIs or the fact that I'm playing well," Bautista said. "Given what happened last year, knowing what I feel like I'm capable of doing, I expected to perform at a high level. I'm doing probably a little better than I expected." Bautista now has three multi-homer games this season, and 14 for his career.

3B | Alberto Callaspo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Alberto Callaspo went 2-for-3 with three RBIs, a walk and a run scored against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 20.

3B | Donnie Murphy | Florida Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Florida Marlins have transferred 3B Donnie Murphy (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 3B Aramis Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI Friday, May 20, against the Boston Red Sox. It was his first career appearance at Fenway Park after 1,574 games, according to Elias Sports Bureau. He had the longest streak in the major leagues of games played without an at-bat at Fenway.

3B | Mark DeRosa | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Mark DeRosa (wrist) is not ready to retire following a partially torn ECU tendon in his left wrist. He is set to fly to Cleveland early next week to visit with his wrist surgeon. "I'm not going to jeopardize the rest of my life," DeRosa said. "I don't want to play if I'm an out. If (the doctor) tells me there's a way to go about it and get me back on the field, and be a contributing player, then hell yeah, I want to play."

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (abdominal) will head to the team's spring complex in Florida to begin his rehab assignment. "He'll get into some baseball activities and then some game action," general manger Mike Rizzo said. "And we'll have to have some rehabilitation games also."

3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Injury
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez (toe) will begin putting pressure on his fractured left foot next week and hopes to start running soon. He has no pain when he attempts to walk.

3B | Brandon Inge | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Brandon Inge is taking the night off Friday, May 20, with IF Don Kelly replacing him at third. Also, SS Ramon Santiago is replacing SS Jhonny Peralta at shortstop.


Catcher

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit his third homer in four games Sunday, May 22.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey went 1-for-5 with a run scored Sunday, May 22, against the Oakland Athletics, pushing his hit streak to 11 games.

C | Miguel Olivo | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Miguel Olivo went 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a stolen base Sunday, May 22, against the San Diego Padres. Olivo wrapped up the three-game interleague series in San Diego with five hits in 12 at-bats, raising his average from .203 to .222.

C | Matt Treanor | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Matt Treanor was ejected Sunday, May 22, against the St. Louis Cardinals in the seventh inning for arguing despite being in his crouch and not facing the home plate umpire. "Nobody in the park knew (what they were talking about). Nobody," manager Ned Yost said. "And to eject a guy under those circumstances isn't right."

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina went 4-for-5 with a walk, two runs scored and three RBIs Sunday, May 22, against the Kansas City Royals. He missed hitting for the cycle by a home run. The four hits ties a career best.

C | Tony Cruz | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals are likely to recall C Tony Cruz from Triple-A Memphis Monday, May 23, when C Gerald Laird (finger) lands on the 15-day disabled list.

C | Gerald Laird | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals C Gerald Laird (finger) is estimated to be lost six to eight weeks due to a broken right index finger suffered Sunday, May 22, when he was hit by a pitch.

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout Sunday, May 22, against the Washington Nationals, but he still made his presence felt in the win. He gunned down two more would-be base stealers. Wieters has now cut down 13 of 27 runners attempting to steal this season.

C | Rod Barajas | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers C Rod Barajas (wrist) had X-rays and they came back negative. "The X-rays were negative, but we need to see how it feels (Monday)," Barajas said. "If it continues to stay sore, there may be something else wrong and we'll have to take another look."

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (leg) might play in an extended spring training game in Florida Monday, May 23, or Tuesday, May 24. He hasn't played in a game since April 12 due to bilateral leg weakness. "He's doing a lot of running, ran the bases and everything's good," manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday, May 22. "The plan is for him Monday or Tuesday to get into a game, start out as a DH and then you work your way into the rest of it."

C | Brian Schneider | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Brian Schneider (hamstring) headed to the team's extended spring training facility Sunday, May 22, in Clearwater, Fla., in order to continue his rehab. However, there is no timetable for his return.

C | Ronny Paulino | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said C Ronny Paulino will start behind the plate for the next several games, in order to give C Josh Thole a few days to clear his head and make adjustments to his swing.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his fourth of the season, Saturday, May 21, against the Colorado Rockies. Lucroy has hit safely in three straight, and 11 of the past 12 games.

C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C/DH Victor Martinez did not start Saturday, May 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he grounded out as a pinch hitter in the eighth inning. He is expected to return to the starting lineup Sunday, May 22.

C | Koyie Hill | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Koyie Hill committed a passed ball and made a throwing error on a double steal Friday, May 20, against the Boston Red Sox. He also struggled at the plate, going hitless in three at-bats with a walk and a strikeout.

C | J.R. Towles | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros C J.R. Towles went hitless in four at-bats Friday, May 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays, extending his hitless streak to 28 at-bats.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos went 3-for-4 with five runs scored, a walk and two RBIs Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles. He missed hitting for the cycle by a double. In addition, Ramos became the fifth catcher since 1920 to score five runs in a single game, and he is just the second catcher to score five runs, hit a home run and a triple in the same game.

C | Taylor Teagarden | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Taylor Teagarden said he will have a new approach with the team in limited playing time. "Whatever time I get, I just need to try to slow the game down as much as I can," Teagarden said. "I need to focus in on what I've been doing these past three weeks, not get outside of myself and not let the speed of the game break my rhythm." He has hit .341 with seven home runs with Triple-A Round Rock this year.

Manager Ron Washington indicated that Teagarden could stick around even after the team's interleague schedule.


Outfielder

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (quadriceps) is doubtful for Monday, May 23.

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Shin-Soo Choo is hitting .375 (12-for-32) during his nine-game hitting streak to improve his season average to .250.

OF | Marlon Byrd | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs OF Marlon Byrd (face) lost eyesight in his left eye for about five minutes after he was hit in the face with a pitch over the weekend, but he's confident about his long-term prognosis after being told his vision was 20-20 after a flurry of tests. Byrd said he has bruising at the attachment in the back of his eye.

OF | David Murphy | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF David Murphy is going back to the fourth-outfielder role with OF Josh Hamilton (shoulder) and OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) returning. Murphy started 35 of 36 games in Hamilton's absence but has struggled recently and is hitting .241 on the year.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer could come up from the minors if OF Nate McLouth (oblique) goes on the disabled list.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Nate Schierholtz had a pinch-hit two-run homer in the eighth inning to force extra innings Sunday, May 22, against the Oakland Athletics, and 2B Emmanuel Burriss had a walk-off single in the 11th inning to win it. Neither player started the game.

OF | Josh Willingham | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Willingham went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, his seventh of the season, and three walks Sunday, May 22, against the San Francisco Giants. Willingham is 9-for-34 (.265) over his past nine games, raising his average from .225 to .234 since May 8.

OF | Ichiro Suzuki | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-5 with a double and RBI Sunday, May 22, against the San Diego Padres. He is just 6-for-34 (.176) over his past nine games, dropping his season average from .312 to .288 just since May 11.

OF | Colby Rasmus | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Colby Rasmus had only one official at-bat Sunday, May 22, in a 10-inning game against the Kansas City Royals. He ended up drawing five walks from five different pitchers. "A couple of (at-bats) they didn't give me nothing, really," Rasmus said. "And a couple of times I battled off some tough pitches. (They) threw me some good pitches and I battled them to a walk."

OF | Carlos Quentin | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said he expects OF Carlos Quentin (knee) to return to the lineup Monday, May 23, against the Texas Rangers. Quentin missed the past two games due to a bruised left knee.

OF | Jerry Sands | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Jerry Sands went 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored Sunday, May 22, against the Chicago White Sox. Sands went 5-for-8 with his first major league homer in the three-game interleague series.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went hitless in his only official at-bat while recording two walks and a strikeout Sunday, May 22, against the Detroit Tigers. McCutchen's seven-game hitting streak was snapped as a result.

OF | Endy Chavez | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Endy Chavez (hamstring) missed his third consecutive game Sunday, May 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies. With OFs Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) and Josh Hamilton (shoulder) both expected back from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 23, it's possible Chavez is headed back to Triple-A Round Rock.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton (glut) returned to the starting lineup Sunday, May 22, against the Florida Marlins. He was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos was hitless in three at-bats with a walk and a strikeout Sunday, May 22, against the Atlanta Braves. Bourjos has posted just two hits over his past 40 at-bats.

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored and two RBIs Sunday, May 22, against the Atlanta Braves. It was Hunter's first homer since April 21, a span of 29 games.

OF | Bobby Abreu | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Bobby Abreu went 1-for-3 with a double, run scored and RBI Sunday, May 22, against the Atlanta Braves. The double was the 534th of his career, pulling him into a tie for 32nd place all-time with Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig on the all-time doubles list. "It's a long career," Abreu said. "To get even 500, it's a lot. Five thirty-four, especially to tie Lou Gehrig, come on."

OF | Delmon Young | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young tagged a beraking ball into the left-center field seats Sunday, May 22, against the Arizona Diamondbacks for his first homer of the season. He finished 2-for-4 with a pair of RBIs. Young is 7-for-18 (.389) with a home run and five runs scored in the past five games.

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton was hitless in four at-bats Sunday, May 22, against the Minnesota Twins, and he hasn't had a hit in his past 15 at-bats.

OF | Willie Harris | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B Willie Harris went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI Sunday, May 22. It was the first three-hit game for Harris since July 9, 2010, when he was a member of the Washington Nationals. He had managed just three hits over his past 30 at-bats during a span of 22 games.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay went 2-for-4 with a run scored Sunday, May 22, against the New York Yankees. It was his sixth multi-hit game of the season. In two years battling the Yankees in the Subway Series, Bay is batting .357 (10-for-28).

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher (forearm), who was 0-for-6 in the first two games of the series against the New York Mets, was given the day off Sunday, May 22. One of the reasons Swisher was out, besides his slump, was a gash on his right arm suffered Friday, May 20, in a brush with the wall.

OF | Chris Dickerson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Chris Dickerson (head) got the start Sunday, May 22, in place of OF Nick Swisher (forearm). Dickerson was making his first start since he was hit on the helmet in a game Wednesday, May 18, against the Baltimore Orioles. Dickerson finished 2-for-3 with a double, walk, run scored and two RBIs.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (toe) had X-rays on his sprained left big toe and they were negative. Ethier is considered day to day. He also bruised his left elbow and injured his lower back after crashing into a fence while pursuing a fly ball Sunday, May 22, against the Chicago White Sox. "I had trouble for the first 20 or 30 seconds after it," Ethier said. "I was just trying to catch my breath." Ethier said he plans to be back in the lineup Monday, May 23, against the Houston Astros.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Michael Cuddyer (neck) is dealing with a stiff neck, so he got the day off Sunday, May 22, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Cuddyer is considered day to day "with a little soreness," according to assistant trainer Dave Pruemer.

OF | Jason Repko | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins activated DH Jim Thome (oblique) and OF Jason Repko (quadriceps) from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 22.

OF | Nate McLouth | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Nate McLouth (oblique) suffered a strained left oblique muscle when he checked his swing in the fourth inning Sunday, May 22, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He was forced to leave the game, and a decision will be made whether or not a stint on the 15-day disabled list is needed when he is re-evaluated Tuesday, May 24.

OF | Wilkin Ramirez | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves purchased the contract of OF Wilkin Ramirez from Triple-A Gwinnett Sunday, May 22. He might get a chance at some at-bats in right field behind OF Joe Mather now that OF Jason Heyward (shoulder) is on the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Joe Mather | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves might use OF Joe Mather in right field on a regular basis now that OF Jason Heyward (shoulder) is on the 15-day disabled list. Mather was 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI Sunday, May 22, against the Los Angeles Angels, and he had five hits and five RBIs over his past two starts.

OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves placed OF Jason Heyward (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 22, due to continued soreness in his right shoulder. Heyward was given a night to rest Friday, May 20, and then scratched Saturday, May 21, which was a sign of trouble. Heyward was diagnosed with inflammation in his non-throwing shoulder last week and he received a cortisone shot.

OF | Hunter Pence | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with one home run and two RBIs against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 22. It was his first home run since May 9.

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore (knee) will increase his baseball activities over the next three days. Trainer Lonnie Soloff said the increase is an important step in Sizemore's recovery.

OF | Scott Podsednik | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Phillies have signed free-agent OF Scott Podsednik (Blue Jays) to a minor league deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

OF | Peter Orr | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned OF Peter Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez is getting the day off against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 22. OF Michael Saunders is starting in center field in place of Gutierrez.

OF | Jonny Gomes | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jonny Gomes is not in the lineup against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 22. He is hitless in his last 13 at-bats.

OF | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Lance Berkman (wrist) is in the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 22.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said OFs Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) and Josh Hamilton (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Monday, May 23, and inserted into the starting lineup. Both players are finishing up their rehab assignments with Triple-A Round Rock Sunday, May 22.

OF | Angel Pagan | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Angel Pagan (oblique) will fly to Puerto Rico Sunday, May 22, to take care of a family issue. Upon his return, he will play a few more games on a rehab assignment with Class A St. Lucie before heading to Triple-A Buffalo. Manager Terry Collins said Pagan is not expected to spend much time with Buffalo.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Vernon Wells (groin) is hopeful that he can return to action in approximately three weeks. He has started strengthening exercises but has not yet resumed running.

OF | Michael Bourn | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Michael Bourn (ankle) suffered a twisted left ankle Saturday, May 21, and had to leave the game, but he expects to play Sunday, May 22.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (groin) returned to the lineup Saturday, May 21, to face the Milwaukee Brewers. He missed the previous night with groin problems.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Chris Coghlan did not play Saturday, May 21, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Manager Edwin Rodriguez sat Coghlan because the Rays had SP David Price on the hill

OF | Rajai Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis was hitting .405 (15-for-37) with two doubles, one triple, four RBIs, five stolen bases, and six runs over the past 10 games entering Saturday, May 21. He went 0-for-4 in the Saturday game.

OF | Juan Rivera | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Juan Rivera has played first base for three straight games, including the Saturday, May 21, contest. 3B Edwin Encarnacion has sat for three straight games.

OF | Will Venable | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (hand) was back atop the lineup Saturday, May 21, after being sidelined for the past six days. He was hitless in four at-bats.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Saturday, May 21, against the Seattle Mariners. Maybin is 2-for-18 (.111) over the past six games, dropping his average from .280 to .261 just since May 14.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown made his first start of the season Saturday, May 21, against the Texas Rangers. He was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson went 1-for-4 with a solo home run, his 15th of the season, Saturday, May 21, against the New York Mets. He leads the team in homers, and is second in the league. Eight of his 15 homers have come against left-handed hitters. His previous career-high for homers against southpaws was five, back in 2008.

OF | Nyjer Morgan | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Nyjer Morgan (finger) is expected to start in two minor league rehab games next week before he is activated from the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson was hitless in five at-bats with a strikeout Saturday, May 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates to snap the longest active hitting streak in the majors at 12 games.

OF | Johnny Damon | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon didn't start Saturday, May 21, against the Florida Marlins, but he had a two-run single in a pinch-hitting appearance in the eighth inning to extend his hitting streak to six games.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce went 1-for-3 with a strikeout Saturday, May 21, against the Florida Marlins, keeping his average at a league-leading .358.

OF | Travis Buck | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Travis Buck (toe) shook off a big toe injury to start Saturday, May 21, against the Cincinnati Reds. He went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer, the only offense of the day in a 2-1 win. "I'm 6-2, 230, and I was the DH and hitting fifth in the order," Buck said. "(Manager Manny Acta) told me that I need to start being able to pick spots and put good, hard swings on the ball."

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold got a start Saturday, May 21, against the Washington Nationals, and he responded by going 1-for-4 with a two-run homer, his first of the season.

OF | Corey Patterson | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Corey Patterson was hitless in four at-bats Saturday, May 21, against the Houston Astros, snapping a career-high tying 11-game hit streak.

OF | Luke Scott | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Luke Scott was not in the starting lineup for the game Saturday, May 21, against the Washington Nationals. OF Nolan Reimold made a start in the outfield instead, with 1B Brandon Snyder getting the nod at first.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 21, against the New York Mets. OF Andruw Jones is getting the nod in left field instead.

OF | Mike Stanton | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Mike Stanton leads all National League players with eight home runs during the month of May.

OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade said Friday, May 20, that OF Alfonso Soriano might serve as the designated hitter Saturday, May 21, and Sunday, May 22.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury and 3B Kevin Youkilis each had three hits Friday, May 20, against the Chicago Cubs. Ellsbury had a double, while Youkilis turned in a pair of two-base hits. Ellsbury also racked up his 14 stolen base, while each had two runs scored.

OF | Jason Michaels | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Jason Michaels made a start in left field Friday, May 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays, but he was 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts.

OF | Brian Bogusevic | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros manager Brian Bogusevic will get a start this weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays in interleague play.

OF | Carlos Lee | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Carlos Lee was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout Friday, May 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Manager Bradley Mills said Lee would serve as the primary designated hitter this weekend in Toronto.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OFs Garrett Jones and Jose Tabata each had two-hit games Friday, May 20, against the Detroit Tigers. Tabata also scored three times and had two walks, while Jones had a double, two runs scored and a walk with two RBIs.

OF | Raul Ibanez | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Raul Ibanez went 1-for-2 with a solo home run, his fourth of the season, with a walk and two runs scored Friday, May 20, against the Texas Rangers. He is 21-for-56 (.375) since an 0-for-35 drought, the longest skid of his career.

OF | Ben Francisco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Francisco went 1-for-2 with a walk and a two-run homer, his fifth of the season, Friday, May 20, against the Texas Rangers. It was his first homer since April 16. He entered in a 3-for-36 slide with one RBI over the past 15 games.

OF | Michael Brantley | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OFs Michael Brantley and Shin-Soo Choo each picked up their 20th RBIs of the season Friday, May 20, against the Cincinnati Reds.

OF | Matt Stairs | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Matt Stairs got the chance to serve as designated hitter Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles. He didn't make the most of the chance, however, going hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts.

OF | Roger Bernadina | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OFs Roger Bernadina and Laynce Nix each had two hits and two RBIs Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles. SS Ian Desmond and SS Jerry Hairston Jr. also came through with two-hit games, with Demond scoring two runs and Hairston posting two RBIs.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles. Werth had no homers or RBIs over his past seven games entering play.

OF | Justin Ruggiano | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton (undisclosed) left the game early Friday, May 20, for undisclosed reasons. OF Justin Ruggiano replaced him in the lineup.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (shoulder) is back in the lineup Friday, May 20, after leaving the game early Thursday, May 19.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds (illness) and OF Nick Markakis (illness) are in the starting lineup Friday, May 20, even though both have been ill the last week.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox designated OF Daniel Nava for assignment Friday, May 20.

OF | Chris Heisey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jonny Gomes will serve as the designated hitter in the team's interleague matchup Friday, May 20, with OF Chris Heisey starting in left field.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies officially placed OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a sore right hamstring Friday, May 20, and recalled OF Domonic Brown from the minors in a corresponding move. Victorino's DL stint is retroactive to May 19. Brown was hitting .341 (14-for-41) with two home runs and 10 RBIs in 11 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

OF | Felix Pie | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold, who was hitting .237 with six home runs and 22 RBIs in 39 games with Triple-A Norfolk, could be in a platoon situation with OF Felix Pie in left field with 1B Derrek Lee (oblique) on the disabled list. OF Luke Scott will likely play most of the games at first base.

OF | Jason Botts | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets signed free-agent OF Jason Botts (Rockies) to a minor league deal Thursday, May 19.


Starting Pitcher

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (elbow) threw on the side Sunday, May 22, and will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 24.

SP | Nathan Adcock | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Nathan Adcock will get another turn in the starting rotation following five innings of work Saturday, May 21.

SP | Jon Garland | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Jon Garland said his thumb blister is not causing him to pitch any different, despite allowing seven runs Saturday, May 21, in a loss to the Chicago White Sox.

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Jonathan Sanchez allowed one earned run, five hits and two walks over six innings in a no-decision Sunday, May 22, against the Oakland Athletics. Sanchez also struck out six batters in the 100-pitch quality start. Sanchez has struck out four or more batters in each of his 10 starts this season.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs - one earned - and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings Sunday, May 22, against the San Francisco Giants in a no-decision. He also struck out eight batters in the 113-pitch quality start. Gonzalez hasn't lost since April 25.

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Tim Stauffer allowed three hits and a career-high 10 hits over six innings in a loss Sunday, May 22, against the Seattle Mariners. Despite a respectable 3.88 ERA, Stauffer is winless in three decisions this season.

SP | Sean O'Sullivan | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Sean O'Sullivan allowed seven earned runs, eight hits and four walks over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday, May 22, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He did not strike out any batters, and threw just 49 of his 86 pitches for strikes. "At this level of the game, you can't defend a walk," O'Sullivan said. "You can't afford to put guys on."

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed three earned runs and seven hits in just five innings in a no-decision Sunday, May 22, against the Kansas City Royals. He struck out four batters in the 84-pitch performance.

SP | Edwin Jackson | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Edwin Jackson allowed one earned run, five hits and two walks over 5 2/3 innings in a win Sunday, May 22, against his original team, the Los Angeles Dodgers. He also struck out seven batters in the 107-pitch quality start. He appeared irritated when manager Ozzie Guillen came out to remove him from the game. "I'm a competitor and I always want to leave on my own terms," Jackson said.

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed six runs - four earned - and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss Sunday, May 22, against the Chicago White Sox. "Since the beginning, I didn't have my slider today," so I was mis-locating my pitchers," Kuroda said through a translator. "That was probably the problem."

SP | Paul Maholm | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Paul Maholm allowed just two earned runs, six hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in a loss Sunday, May 22, against the Detroit Tigers. Maholm's record slipped to 1-7 despite a rather impressive 3.65 ERA. The Pirates have scored a total of just 14 runs when Maholm is on the mound this season.

SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello took a no-hitter into the sixth inning in his start Sunday, May 22, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He ended up allowing just one hit and two walks over eight scoreless innings for his fourth win of the season. He helped the team end a five-game losing streak with the 84-pitch quality start. "I know it's worth a second guess for everybody in America, but to me, it was a no-brainer," manager Jim Leyland said of removing Porcello. "Unless a guy is absolutely lights out, your closer is supposed to be better than your starting pitcher who has just pitched eight innings on a pretty hot day."

SP | Roy Oswalt | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Oswalt allowed just one earned run, eight hits and two walks over seven innings in a loss Sunday, May 22, against the Texas Rangers. He also struck out three batters in the 96-pitch quality start. Oswalt is 0-1 with a 1.50 ERA in two starts since coming off the 15-day disabled list May 17.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann allowed two earned runs, four hits and a walk over 6 1/3 innings in a loss Sunday, May 22, against the Baltimore Orioles. He also struck out five batters in the 94-pitch outing. Zimmermann has recorded four straight quality starts, but he hasn't won since May 1.

SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed just one earned run, six hits and two walks over five innings in a no-decision Sunday, May 22, against the Washington Nationals. He also struck out four batters in the 97-pitch outing. The Orioles have totaled just 14 runs in his eight starts, and Sunday was the fourth time they didn't score any runs while he was on the mound.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields allowed just three hits with a career-high 13 strikeouts Sunday, May 22, against the Florida Marlins. Shields walked a batter with two outs in the ninth inning, and he shook his head in frustration, afraid manager Joe Maddon might come out and get him. "I think I put a little stress on Joe right there by walking that guy, but he let me go out there and I commend him for that," Shields said. "I wanted to finish it real bad." It was his second shutout and third complete game of the season. He is just the fourth pitcher since 2005 to record that many strikeouts in a shutout.

SP | Derek Lowe | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Derek Lowe allowed three runs, five hits and a season-high five walks over six innings in a loss Sunday, May 22, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It's the fifth time this season that Lowe has racked up 100 or more pitches without reaching the seventh inning. "I had non-competitive stuff, so I was happy I was able to make it as far as I did," Lowe said.

SP | Scott Kazmir | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Scott Kazmir (back) will make a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake Tuesday, May 24, in what marks his first official rehab outing after several extended spring appearances. It's uncertain how long he'll remain in Utah, and when he returns it's possible he might be used out of the bullpen due to the emergence of SP Tyler Chatwood.

SP | Tyler Chatwood | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Chatwood allowed one earned run, five hits and two walks over seven innings in a win Sunday, May 22, against the Atlanta Braves. He picked up his third win in the 113-pitch quality start, and ended up striking out a career-high six batters.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano allowed two earned runs, six hits and four walks over six innings in a no-decision Sunday, May 20, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also struck out four batters in the 102-pitch quality start, and added an RBI single in the fifth inning to help his cause. Liriano has allowed just seven earned runs over 25 innings (2.52 ERA) in four starts during the month of May.

SP | Dan Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Dan Hudson allowed two earned runs, eight hits and no walks over eight innings to even his record at 5-5 in a quality start Sunday, May 22, against the Minnesota Twins. He also struck out six batters, and added an RBI single to help his cause. Hudson is 5-1 over his past six starts.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Mike Pelfrey allowed five earned runs, eight hits and two walks over six innings in a loss Sunday, May 22, against the New York Yankees.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova allowed three earned runs, 11 hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday, May 22, against the New York Mets.

SP | Tyson Ross | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Tyson Ross (oblique), on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained left oblique, was working Sunday, May 22, at AT&T Park in San Francisco trying to do what he can to rehab his injury. He was icing his injury, doing shoulder exercises to keep his arm active, and riding a stationary bike.

SP | Josh Outman | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics will recall SP Josh Outman from Triple-A Sacramento to start Monday, May 23, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in place of the injured SP Tyson Ross (oblique).

SP | Kevin Slowey | Minnesota Twins | Injury,
Minnesota Twins RP Kevin Slowey (abdominal) will have an MRI Monday, May 23, back in Minneapolis due to a muscle strain near his stomach. He was unavailable for a second consecutive game Sunday, May 22.

SP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins recalled RP Dusty Hughes from Triple-A Rochester Sunday, May 22. He will replace RP Glen Perkins (oblique) in the team's bullpen.

SP | Mike Minor | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor will be recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett Wednesday, May 25, to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates in place of the injured SP Tim Hudson (back).

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson (back) will not make his next scheduled start Wednesday, May 25, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to back stiffness. He was pounded for eight runs in 3 2/3 innings Friday, May 20, in a loss against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, during which his back stiffened. "We want to make sure the stiffness calms down," manager Fredi Gonzalez said.

SP | Kyle Drabek | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek allowed three runs on eight hits in six innings against the Houston Astros Sunday, May 22, to suffer his third loss of the season. He struck out three batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Edinson Volquez | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Edinson Volquez allowed seven runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, May 22, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out three batters and walked four in the game.

SP | Greg Reynolds | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Colorado Rockies have recalled P Greg Reynolds from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He will pitch out of the bullpen until he makes a spot start Saturday, May 28.

SP | Randy Wolf | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Randy Wolf allowed one run on four hits in seven innings against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 22, to earn his fourth win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed three runs on two hits in eight innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 22, to suffer his fourth loss of the season. He struck out four batters and walked five in the game.

SP | Joe Blanton | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies will place SP Joe Blanton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of right elbow inflammation. The move will be retroactive to May 16.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy has set his starting rotation for this week. Jorge De La Rosa will pitch Tuesday, May 24, Jason Hammel will pitch Wednesday, May 25, and Clayton Mortensen will pitch Thursday, May 26, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ubaldo Jimenez will pitch Friday, May 27, Greg Reynolds will pitch Saturday, May 28, and De La Rosa will pitch Sunday, May 29, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz (intercostal) is expected to make at least one more rehab start.

SP | Alex White | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Indians SP Alex White (finger) is expected to be sidelined eight to 12 weeks with a sprained right middle finger. He won't resume throwing for three to four weeks.

SP | Phil Coke | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Phil Coke will keep his role in the rotation despite the promotion of SP Charlie Furbush from Triple-A Toledo.

SP | Michael Pineda | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Michael Pineda allowed just two hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings in a win Saturday, May 21, against the San Diego Padres. Pineda also struck out nine batters in the 99-pitch quality start. Pineda hasn't allowed a run over 14 innings in his past two starts.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard allowed three earned runs, seven hits and a walk over five innings in a loss Saturday, May 21, against the Seattle Mariners. He needed 100 pitches just to get through the five frames. He has gone six or fewer innings in eight of his 10 starts this season.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson allowed just one earned run, five hits and a walk over five innings in a loss Saturday, May 21, against the San Francisco Giants. He also struck out five batters in the 91-pitch outing.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum tossed a three-hitter Saturday, May 21, against the Oakland Athletics. At one point, Lincecum retired 21 straight batters. He ended up walking none and striking out six, evening his record at 4-4. The complete game with the eighth of his career. "I'd say it's got to be right up there with his best performance," manager Bruce Bochy said. He improved to 5-0 with a 1.17 ERA in his career against the Athletics. Only former pitcher Aaron Sele, who was 6-0 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, had a better interleague record against any one opponent.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis allowed two earned runs, seven hits and two walks with six strikeouts Saturday, May 21, against the Philadelphia Phillies in a loss. Lewis has lasted 6 2/3 or more innings in each of his past five starts.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed five hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts over eight scoreless innings in a win Saturday, May 21, against the Texas Rangers. He threw 85 of his 122 pitches for strikes in the quality start. It was his fifth 10-strikeout game this season, one short of a career high. He hit double-digits in strikeouts in 2010.

SP | Chris Capuano | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Chris Capuano allowed six earned run, six hits and no walks over 5 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday, May 21, against the New York Yankees. He also served up a career-high four home runs. "I think we are a little spoiled at Citi (Field). Especially me, I tend to give up more fly balls," Capuano said.

SP | A.J. Burnett | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP A.J. Burnett allowed a pair of runs in the first inning Saturday, May 21, against the New York Mets. He settled down and allowed a total of just three earned runs and six hits over 6 1/3 innings in the win. He also struck out four in the 100-pitch quality start.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum allowed just one earned run, four hits and two walks while striking out eight batters over eight innings in a win Saturday, May 21, against the Colorado Rockies. He has won three straight starts, and he has won a career-high six decisions in a row. Marcum's last loss came April 2 in his first start of the season.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer allowed three earned runs, seven hits and no walks over 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts Saturday, May 21, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He suffered his first loss of the season as a result.

SP | Kevin Correia | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia allowed two runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings in a win Saturday, May 21, against the Detroit Tigers for his first victory at PNC Park in four tries this season.

SP | Javier Vazquez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy,
Florida Marlins SP Javier Vazquez allowed three hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings in a win Saturday, May 21, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He also struck out seven batters in the 106-pitch quality start. Vazquez had managed just one quality start in his first eight outings, and he had allowed at least three earned runs in each appearance.

SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey allowed two earned runs, four hits and no walks over seven innings in a loss Saturday, May 21, against the Cleveland Indians. He also struck out four batters in the 105-pitch quality start. "Homer was dealing," Indians OF Travis Buck said. "He didn't give us many pitches to hit. He just left one a little out over the plate."

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin allowed one earned run, three hits and a walk with three strikeouts over seven innings in a win Saturday, May 21, against the Cincinnati Reds. He managed to get 57 of his 85 pitches over for strikes. Tomlin has worked at least five innings in each of his first 21 career appearances/starts in the majors, and he hasn't given up more than three runs in a start this season.

SP | Mitch Talbot | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Mitch Talbot (elbow) said he felt fine Friday, May 20, a day after what might be his final minor league rehab start with Triple-A Columbus. "Everything went well, and I'm ready to go," Talbot said. "It's the end of my rehab, so something's got to happen." The team does not have to activate Talbot until early next week.

SP | John Lannan | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP John Lannan allowed six earned runs, nine hits and a walk over six innings in a loss Saturday, May 21, against the Baltimore Orioles. He also struck out six batters in the 101-pitch outing.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jeremy Guthrie finally got some run support in his start Saturday, May 21, against the Tampa Bay Rays, and it resulted in a win. He allowed just two unearned runs and five hits over seven innings while striking out four in the 108-pitch quality start. The Orioles backed him with eight runs of support, which has been a rarity. The team has provided three or fewer runs in 24 of his 41 starts since the start of 2010.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Zambrano allowed three earned runs, seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 21, against the Boston Red Sox. He also struck out two batters in the 122-pitch effort.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook allowed just four hits and three walks in eight scoreless innings Saturday, May 21, in a win against the Kansas City Royals. He also struck out three batters in the 105-pitch quality start. He has turned in back-to-back wins for the first time this season, and has quality starts in five of his past six outings.

SP | Brett Myers | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Brett Myers allowed six runs -five earned - and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss Saturday, May 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He managed to get 64 of his 99 pitches over for strikes.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow allowed four earned runs, nine hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 21, against the Houston Astros. He also struck out six batters in the 104-pitch outing.

SP | Mark Buehrle | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Mark Buehrle allowed two runs and seven hits Saturday, May 21, in a win against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He became the career victories leader in interleague play, nothing his 24th regular season win against the National League.

SP | Manny Parra | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury,
Milwaukee Brewers RP Manny Parra (elbow) has been shut down again. He will seek a second opinion on his sprained left elbow from renowned Dr. Lewis Yocum after feeling discomfort during a throwing session Friday, May 20. He will have another MRI to determine if his injury is more severe than his original diagnosis May 4. "There was some increased pain on the spot, directly. The whole intent is to try to allow the ligament to recover. We had to back off," Parra said. "Let's be smart, back off, and, if we can, save it."

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have scratched SP Matt Garza (elbow) from his scheduled start Sunday, May 22, because of right elbow tightness. Manager Mike Quade said Garza is considered day-to-day and is not expected to miss his next start.

SP | Brian Duensing | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Brian Duensing (2-4) allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, May 20, with one walk and five strikeouts.

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy (5-1) allowed four runs on six hits over 7 2/3 innings in a victory over the Minnesota Twins Friday, May 20, with one walk and three strikeouts.

SP | Ervin Santana | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Ervin Santana (2-4) allowed four hits and struck out seven batters in a shutout against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 20. It was his 10th career complete game.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed one unearned run on four hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Oakland Athletics, with two walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Trevor Cahill | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Trevor Cahill allowed one run on one hit over six innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 20, with two walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Mat Latos | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Mat Latos (1-6) allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Seattle Mariners Friday, May 20, with one walk and four strikeouts.

SP | Guillermo Moscoso | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics are expected to recall minor league SPs Guillermo Moscoso and Josh Outman next week to fill the void in their starting rotation due to injuries suffered by SPs Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) and Tyson Ross (oblique).

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (1-4) allowed three runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 20, with no walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Jeff Francis | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Jeff Francis (1-5) allowed six hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 20, with two walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Erik Bedard | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Erik Bedard (2-4) allowed three hits over eight scoreless innings Friday, May 20, in a victory against the San Diego Padres, with two walks and nine strikeouts.

SP | Philip Humber | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Philip Humber allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 20, with one walk and four strikeouts.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly allowed three runs on seven hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 20, with no walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Josh Johnson | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Florida Marlins SP Josh M. Johnson's (shoulder) stint on the 15-day disabled list is retroactive to Tuesday, May 17. In his last start, he allowed one run over five innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets. However, his velocity dropped to 91 mph.

SP | Doug Davis | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Doug Davis allowed seven runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss Friday, May 20, against the Boston Red Sox. He exhibited little command on his pitches. "The first thing you do is try to have a plan of attack," David said. "When you can't execute it, then it's tough to be successful. You can't do that with a team that hits like this club."

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed five runs and a career-high 12 hits in six innings Friday, May 20, against the Chicago Cubs. He received plenty of run support, and still picked up his sixth save of the season.

SP | Jo-Jo Reyes | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Jo-Jo Reyes allowed five hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings Friday, May 20, against the Houston Astros. He also had a season-high seven strikeouts in the 93-pitch quality start and no-decision. His last victory came June 13, 2008. He is 0-12 with a 6.41 ERA since.

SP | Brad Penny | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Brad Penny allowed five earned runs, six hits and five walks over 5 2/3 innings in a loss Friday, May 20, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Penny entered 3-0 with a 0.83 ERA over his past three starts, but he managed to get just 53 of his 105 pitches over for strikes Friday.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay allowed two earned runs, six hits and a walk over eight innings in a win Friday, May 20, against the Texas Rangers. He also struck out seven batters in the 116-pitch quality start. Halladay has lasted six or more innings in each of his 10 starts this season.

SP | C.J. Wilson | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP C.J. Wilson allowed three earned runs, four hits and two walks while striking out 10 batters over seven innings in a loss Friday, May 20, against the Philadelphia Phillies. "Other than (the home runs) my game plan worked pretty well," Wilson said. He has pitched into at least the sixth inning in nine of his past 10 starts.

SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Freddy Garcia allowed just two earned runs, five hits and two walks over seven innings in a loss Friday, May 20, against the New York Mets. He managed to get 60 of his 95 pitches over for strikes in the quality start. The lack of run support for Garcia continues Friday, and he has gotten just 16 runs of support on offense in seven starts. "That's part of the game," Garcia said. "Sometimes you hit and sometimes you don't."

SP | Mike O'Connor | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Mike O'Connor worked a perfect seventh inning Friday, May 20, against the New York Yankees. He has thrown 5 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just one hit with one walk and seven strikeouts.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey allowed just one run on four hits over six innings in a win Friday, May 20, against the New York Yankees to snap an eight-start winless streak dating back to April 3. He had allowed 16 earned runs in his past 18 1/3 innings.

SP | Travis Wood | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Travis Wood allowed four earned runs, three hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Friday, May 20, against the Cleveland Indians. Wood carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning before things fell apart. He also struck out three batters in the 94-pitch outing. Wood entered play 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA over his past three starts.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta allowed six earned runs, six hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings in a loss Friday, May 20, against the Washington Nationals. He also struck out three batters in the 91-pitch outing.

SP | Jason Marquis | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Jason Marquis allowed five earned runs, eight hits and three walks over four innings in a no-decision Friday, May 20, against the Baltimore Orioles. While Marquis is 5-1 with a 4.08 ERA in nine starts, he has allowde at least six hits in eight of those outings.

SP | Randy Wells | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said Friday, May 20, that SP Randy Wells (forearm) is expected to return to the rotation Friday, May 27, or Saturday, May 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

SP | Andrew Cashner | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Andrew Cashner (shoulder) will visit with Dr. Lewis Yocum next week for a second opinion on his right shoulder.

SP | Jesse Litsch | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays placed SP Jesse Litsch (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 20, with an impingement in his right shoulder. The move is retroactive to May 18. IF Mike McCoy was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett (neck) said he is in no danger of missing his next start.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes (arm) is expecting to throw off a mound sometime next week after being cleared by a team doctor Friday, May 20. He recently started throwing off flat ground from a distance of 90 feet.

SP | Brandon Webb | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Brandon Webb (shoulder) will make another start in extended spring training early next week. It will be his fifth start during his rehab.

SP | Troy Patton | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles recalled OF Nolan Reimold and 2B Ryan Adams from Triple-A Norfolk. SP Troy Patton was sent back down to the minors.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Bobby Jenks | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox RP Bobby Jenks (biceps) will throw a side session Monday, May 23.

RP | Joba Chamberlain | New York Yankees | Injury
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain (eye) will be out a few days with inflammation in his right eye.

RP | Ryan Madson | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said RP Ryan Madson would continue to serve as the closer when RPs Brad Lidge (shoulder) and Jose Contreras (elbow) return. "Madson, right now, he's pitching good," Manuel said. "He's pitching as good as I've ever seen him, and his stuff is as good as I've ever seen it. He's doing real good, and right now I can't see me touching that. I think that situation will play out."

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics RP Brian Fuentes allowed a run, two hits and a walk while retiring just one batter in another loss Sunday, May 22, against the San Francisco Giants.

RP | Fernando Salas | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Fernando Salas allowed an earned run and two hits in the 10th inning Sunday, May 22, against the Kansas City Royals, but he hung on for his seventh save. He needed 15 pitches, and threw just eight for strikes.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde alowed a hit with a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday, May 22, against the Pittsburgh Pirates for his 11th save.

RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz came on for a two-out save Sunday, May 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies. It was his first successful conversion in the past three chances.

RP | Kevin Gregg | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Kevin Gregg allowed a walk with a strikeout in a scoreless ninth inning Sunday, May 22, against the Washington Nationals for his eighth save.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz worked a perfect ninth inning Sunday, May 22, against the Minnesota Twins. He has converted all 12 of his save opportunities, and has a sparkling 1.89 ERA.

RP | Pedro Beato | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Pedro Beato allowed two earned runs in just one-third of an inning Sunday, May 22, against the New York Yankees. "It had to happen sometime," Beato said. He had gone a franchise-record 18 2/3 innings without allowing a run to start his career.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics manager Bob Geren said Sunday, May 22, that RP Andrew Bailey (forearm) will throw an inning for Triple-A Sacramento in a minor league rehab appearance.

RP | Evan Meek | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates activated RP Evan Meek (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 22. The team optioned RP Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis in the corresponding roster move.

RP | Peter Moylan | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction,
The Atlanta Braves transferred RP Peter Moylan (back) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Sunday, May 22. Moylan is recovering from back surgery done last week, and he is not expected to return for at least three months.

RP | Mark Melancon | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros RP Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 22, to pick up his third save of the season.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 22, to pick up his 12th save of the season.

RP | Joe Paterson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Joe Paterson allowed one run on one hit in one-third of an inning against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 21. It was the first time in 20 appearances this year that he has given up a run.

RP | Craig Kimbrel | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel earned his 12th save of the season against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 21.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have reportedly expressed interest in Pittsburgh Pirates CL Joel Hanrahan.

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) is expected to pitch one inning in a minor league rehab game with Triple-A Louisville Monday, May 23. He is expected to receive several days off after that appearance, before throwing approximately 40 pitches or two innings in his next outing. One more rehab appearance may come after that before he is activated from the disabled list.

RP | Taylor Buchholz | New York Mets | Injury,
New York Mets RP Taylor Buchholz (shoulder) was back in action Saturday, May 21, against the New York Yankees. He said he was unavailable earlier this week due to a sore shoulder. Buchholz allowed a run in one inning of work.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain has nicknamed RP David Robertson "Houdini", as the pitcher has had a penchant of stranding inherited runners. Opponents are batting just .128 (5-for-39) with runners in scoring position. In their past 11 at-bats, batters are hitless against Robertson.

RP | Felipe Paulino | Colorado Rockies | Transaction,
The Colorado Rockies designated RP Felipe Paulino for assignment Saturday, May 21.

RP | Zach Braddock | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury,
Milwaukee Brewers RP Zach Braddock (sleep disorder) will either work a simulated game Monday, May 23, at Miller Field Monday, or he'll work in a minor league rehab game with Class A Wisconsin, weather permitting.

RP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Daniel Bard was not available to manager Terry Francona Saturday, May 21, after allowing a pair of homers in his last outing.

RP | Alfredo Aceves | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox P Alfredo Aceves allowed just one earned run, three hits and two walks over five innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 21, against the Chicago Cubs. He threw 56 of his 86 pitches for strikes.

RP | James Russell | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs manager Mike Quade said Saturday, May 21, that RP James Russell will start Sunday, May 22, against the Boston Red Sox in place of the injured SP Matt Garza (elbow).

RP | Brad Thomas | Detroit Tigers | Injury,
The Detroit Tigers placed RP Brad Thomas (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 21, due to tightness in his pitching elbow. Thomas told team officials Friday, May 20, that his left elbow locked up after a weightlifting session. The move is retroactive to May 10.

RP | Leo Nunez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy,
Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez allowed a hit in a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts Saturday, May 21, against the Tampa Bay Rays for his league-leading 17th save. He has converted each of his save chances.

RP | Clay Hensley | Florida Marlins | Injury,
The Florida Marlins activated RP Clay Hensley (ribs) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 21.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez worked around two walks in a scoreless ninth inning for his 12th save of the season Saturday, May 21, against the Cincinnati Reds.

RP | Josh Judy | Cleveland Indians | Transaction,
The Cleveland Indians recalled RP Josh Judy from Triple-A Columbus Saturday, May 21.

RP | Alfredo Simon | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Alfredo Simon, activated from the restricted list earlier Saturday, May 21, said he is feeling good. He'll serve as the long man in the bullpen. Simon was pleased with his last rehab outing with Double-A Bowie in which he threw all of his pitches.

RP | Lance Pendleton | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees optioned RP Amaury Sanit to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and recalled RP Lance Pendleton from the same affiliate in a corresponding move Saturday, May 21.

RP | Jason Berken | Baltimore Orioles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Jason Berken is expected to be stretched out as a starting pitcher, following his recent demotion to the minor leagues.

RP | Matt Daley | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, the Colorado Rockies have recalled RP Matt Daley from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

RP | Joakim Soria | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals CL Joakim Soria earned his seventh save of the season Friday, May 20, against the St. Louis Cardinals. In one perfect inning of work, he recorded one strikeout.

RP | Sergio Santos | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Sergio Santos (2-1) allowed four runs on five hits over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 20, with one walk and two strikeouts. It was also his first blown save of the season. Entering the game, Santos had not allowed a run in 20 innings and had earned six consecutive saves.

RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
In his first game of the year, Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell (shoulder) tossed one scoreless inning and recorded one strikeout Friday, May 20, against the Tampa Bay Rays. The appearance came one year and one day after he underwent shoulder surgery that kept him sidelined for the entire 2010 season.

RP | Wilton Lopez | Houston Astros | Injury,
Houston Astros RP Wilton Lopez (illness) struck out the side in a perfect eighth inning Friday, May 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays for his first relief victory.

RP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens allowed one earned run, three hits and no walks over six innings Friday, May 20, against the Detroit Tigers. He also had four strikeouts in the 75-pitch quality start.

RP | Pedro Feliciano | New York Yankees | Injury,
New York Yankees RP Pedro Feliciano (shoulder) has been undergoing platelet-rich plasma therapy in hopes of speeding up his recovery from a shoulder injury. "If you do a good rehab, it helps you," Feliciano said. He had used PRP three times since going on the 15-day disabled list due to a partially torn capsule in his left shoulder.

RP | Francisco Rodriguez | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 15th save Friday, May 20, against the New York Yankees. He is 15-for-16 in save opportunities, converting 15 in a row since blowing his first chance of the season. Rodriguez has also turned in 19 straight scoreless innings. He has finished 18 games this season, and needs to finish 37 of the team's remaining 118 games for his contract to vest at $17.5 million for 2012.

RP | Mike Gonzalez | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Mike Gonzalez allowed a pair of solo home runs in two innings of relief Friday, May 20, against the Washington Nationals. Gonzalez has allowed runs in five consecutive appearances over the past four innings. He has given up a total of 10 runs - six earned, and 10 hits, including three homers.

RP | Carlos Villanueva | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Carlos Villanueva will be called upon to start Monday, May 23, against the New York Yankees in place of the injured SP Jesse Litsch (shoulder). Litsch is only expected to miss one start, so Villanueva is likely one-and-done after the start.

RP | Joey Devine | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics placed SP Tyson Ross (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Friday, May 20. SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) was also put on the disabled list with a stress fracture in his right scapula. Ps Joey Devine, Fautino De Los Santos and Jerry Blevins were all recalled from the minors, while RP Trystan Magnuson was sent down.

RP | Scott Mathieson | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies recalled RP David Herndon from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, May 20, and optioned RP Scott Mathieson in a corresponding move.

RP | Vicente Padilla | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly expects RP Vicente Padilla (forearm) to be ready to pitch when he is eligible to be activated from the disabled list May 29. "Throughout the season he's going to have this nerve irritation once in a while," trainer Stan Conte said. "It's just the nature of the injury. Although the surgery released the nerve from suppression, the nerve takes a long time to get 100 percent back. That doesn't mean that he can't pitch, it just means that it's not all that unusual to see irritation."

RP | Robert Delaney | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have optioned RP Robert Delaney to the minor leagues.

RP | Joel Peralta | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon expects to use RP J.P. Howell in the setup role in front of RP Kyle Farnsworth. RP Joel Peralta was setting up in the eighth previously. Peralta will still likely be used against right-handed hitters in the eighth.

RP Robert Delaney will be optioned to make room for Howell on the roster Friday, May 20.

RP | Michael Stutes | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Michael Stutes (side) returned to pitch a perfect eighth inning Thursday, May 19.

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