Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 26, 2011 @ 18:31:27 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Andrew Brown | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned OF Andrew Brown and SS Peter Kozma to Triple-A Memphis Sunday, June 26.

1B | Matt LaPorta | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta (ankle) will re-join the team Friday, July 1, in Cincinnati and he'll take batting practice. Barring any setbacks, it will be determined if he needs a minor league rehab assignment. "He'll be able to hit batting practice," manager Manny Acta said. "Then we'll go from there."


Second Baseman

2B | Mike Fontenot | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Mike Fontenot (groin) is set to resume his minor league rehab assignment Monday, June 27, in the Arizona Summer League. Barring any setbacks, he'll re-join Triple-A Fresno Thursday, June 30.

2B | Kolten Wong | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals 2B Kolten Wong, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, will report to Class A Quad Cities Monday, June 27.

2B | Carlos Guillen | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Carlos Guillen (knee, back) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Lakeland Monday, June 27. He will initially serve as the designated hitter.

2B | Martin Prado | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Martin Prado (calf, knee) continues to heal from a staph infection with no setbacks.


Shortstop

SS | Brandon Crawford | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Sunday, June 26, that SS Brandon Crawford will sit more due to his offensive struggles. Bochy and hitting coach Hensley Meulens have met with Crawford and recommended some mechanical adjustments.

SS | Peter Kozma | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned OF Andrew Brown and SS Peter Kozma to Triple-A Memphis Sunday, June 26.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) could resume running in the next day or two. He took 39 swings off a tee and 35 swings of soft toss at the team's practice facility Sunday, June 26. Plans to field grounders on the grass in front of the infield dirt had to be scrapped because of a steady rain.

SS | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Juan Uribe got the day off Saturday, June 25, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is batting just .180 since coming off the 15-day disabled list June 6.

SS | Rafael Furcal | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal (oblique) might start a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Rancho Cucamonga as soon as Sunday, June 26.

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera and OF Grady Sizemore combined to go 0-for-8 while stranding 12 batters in the game Saturday, June 25, against the San Francisco Giants.

SS | Francisco Lindor | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SS Francisco Lindor, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 MLB Draft, remains unsigned through Saturday, June 25.


Third Baseman

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (shoulder) returned to the starting lineup Sunday, June 26, against the Atlanta Braves. He finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.

3B | Nick Punto | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Nick Punto (forearm) played in his seventh minor league rehab game Sunday, June 26, at Double-A Springfield, going hitless in three at-bats. He is expected to officially come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 27.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (hand) was htiless in four at-bats in his fourth minor league rehab game with Triple-A Memphis Saturday, June 25. The Redbirds were rained out Sunday, June 26, and the Cardinals sent down two players, so it appears Saturday's rehab game was the last for Freese. He is expected to be officially recalled from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 27.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (quadriceps) left the game Sunday, June 26, in the sixth inning due to a tight right quadriceps muscle.

3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez (foot) took batting practice in the cage Sunday, June 26.

3B | Melvin Mora | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Melvin Mora was a late scratch from the lineup Sunday, June 26, against the Detroit Tigers. IF Ryan Roberts replaced him at third base, batting ninth.

3B | Geoff Blum | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Geoff Blum (knee) is expected to play every other day in rookie-level minor league rehab games starting Monday, June 27. He might head out to one of the team's minor league affiliates after that.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (knee) said Saturday, June 25, that he has been playing with a sore right knee. He indicated that he hurt the knee Sunday, June 19, against the Chicago Cubs. Rodriguez hasn't been affected at the plate, as he is batting .545 (12-for-22) over his past six games, and .408 over his last 14 starts.


Catcher

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli (oblique) said he felt good while taking batting practice recently and hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday, June 30.

C | John Suomi | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies minor league C John Suomi was assigned to Double-A Reading from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

C | Dusty Brown | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated C Dusty Brown for assignment and recalled C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indianapolis.

C | Eric Fryer | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated C Dusty Brown for assignment and recalled C Eric Fryer from Triple-A Indianapolis.


Outfielder

OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (concussion) "has had some pretty good days lately," according to manager Ron Gardenhire. Span might be sent out on a minor league rehab assignment soon.

OF | Delmon Young | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Minnesota Twins OF Delmon Young (ankle) is expected to go for an MRI on his sprained ankle. "(X-rays) showed no break in any bones, but we haven't done the MRI to make sure the structure inside the ankle is good," manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday, June 26.

OF | Jason Kubel | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday, June 26, that OF Jason Kubel (foot) would play seven games during his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester. Kubel is expected to take part in full workout Monday, June 27, and then he might be sent out.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun extended his hitting streak to 17 games Sunday, June 26, against the Minnesota Twins with a tiebreaking home run in the fifth inning.

OF | J.D. Drew | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF J.D. Drew (eye) is not expected to miss any time due to his left eye contusion. He fouled a ball off his face in the second inning Sunday, June 26, and left the game. Manager Terry Francona said he didn't think Drew would need a couple of days to recover, and the team has a scheduled open date Monday, June 27, for Drew to rest.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (neck) was hitless in five at-bats with an RBI out of the cleanup spot in his return to the starting lineup Sunday, June 26, against the Texas Rangers.

OF | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt (wrist) said Sunday, June 26, that he is expected to take batting practice Monday, June 27, for the first time since landing on the 15-day disabled list. He is hopeful of playing in minor league rehab games some time next weekend.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (quadriceps) suffered an injured left quadriceps in the game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, June 26. He will undergo additional testing Monday, June 27.

OF | Jay Bruce | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce (illness) was not in the starting lineup against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, June 26, because of an illness. He is expected to visit the Orioles' team doctor. "I felt perfectly fine last night," he said. "But when I got back to the hotel and went to bed, I caught a chill and couldn't shake it." Manager Dusty Baker said Bruce would be quarantined so that no other members of the team would get sick.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton has been given the day off against the New York Mets Sunday, June 26.

OF | Marcus Thames | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Marcus Thames (calf) had an MRI Saturday, June 25, which confirmed a strained left calf. He is considered day to day.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp was ejected in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday, June 25, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for arguing balls and strikes. It was his second ejection of the season. "It was a little frustrating, but in that situation I let my team down," Kemp said. "I can't do that."

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter (ribs) is hopeful of returning Monday, June 27, or Tuesday, June 28.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Brandon Webb | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Brandon Webb (shoulder) will make a minor league rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock Saturday, July 2.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta (elbow) had his next scheduled start pushed back from Wednesday, June 29, against the St. Louis Cardinals, to Saturday, July 2, against the Atlanta Braves, because of right elbow inflammation related to a pre-existing bone spur. Arrieta threw 40 pitches during a bullpen session Sunday, June 26, and reported no pain or discomfort. He is expected to throw another session Wednesday, June 29. P Chris Jakubauskas is expected to receive the spot start for Wednesday's game.

SP | Kei Igawa | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
New York Yankees minor league SP Kei Igawa has been promoted from Double-A Trenton to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, while OF Melky Mesa has been demoted from Trenton to Class A Tampa.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington is leaning toward having SP Alexi Ogando make his next scheduled start against the Florida Marlins Friday, July 1, despite being 0-3 with a 9.31 ERA in his last three starts. The club could opt to give Ogando an extra day of rest instead or skip him in the rotation, allowing P Dave Bush to make a spot start. The Rangers intend to keep Ogando in the rotation.

SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said a report from Triple-A Sacramento had SP Rich Harden (lat) topping out at 94 mph during a minor league rehab game Saturday, June 25.

SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, the Cincinnati Reds have activated SP Homer Bailey (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Carlos Fisher has been optioned to Triple-A Louisville.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have placed SP John Danks (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right oblique. In a corresponding move, P Hector Santiago has been recalled from Double-A Birmingham.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese (heart) is confident that his rapid heartbeat is a minor issue. He left his start Saturday, June 25, early due to the ailment.

SP | Aaron Harang | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Aaron Harang (foot) is wearing a restricted-motion shoe when he walks. He continues to recover from a stress fracture in his third metatarsal in his right foot.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields is unlikely to be available for the American League in the 2011 All-Star Game July 12, since he is scheduled to work July 10, against the New York Yankees in the final game before the break. "It appears to be his day as of right now," manager Joe Maddon said. "The Rays are much more important. We have set this thing up for a while."

SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants activated SP Barry Zito (foot) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, June 25. He is expected to make his first post-DL start Tuesday, June 28, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs.

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants placed SP Jonathan Sanchez (biceps) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, June 25, due to biceps tendinitis.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Mark DiFelice | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers optioned RP Mark DiFelice to Triple-A Nashville Sunday, June 26.

RP | Ryan Madson | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies RP Ryan Madson (hand) remained unavailable Sunday, June 26, after having a cortisone shot in his ailing right hand Friday, June 24. He is not expected to throw again until Monday, June 27, or Tuesday, June 28.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Brian Wilson was rested Sunday, June 26, against the Cleveland Indians despite a save chance in the ninth inning. He had pitched an inning on four consecutive days. RP Jeremy Affeldt closed things out instead.

RP | Scott Feldman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers P Scott Feldman (knee) will start Friday, July 1, for Triple-A Round Rock.

RP | Darren O'Day | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Darren O'Day (hip) will make his fourth rehab appearance for Triple-A Round Rock Monday, June 27. It could be his last outing before his activated from the disabled list. O'Day has tossed three scoreless innings in his last three appearances, having allowed one hit and one walk while striking out five.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) will not make a minor league rehab appearance Sunday, June 26, because he is experiencing stiffness in his elbow.

RP | Bobby Jenks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Bobby Jenks (back) could be activated from the disabled list during the series against the Philadelphia Phillies later this week.

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said RPs Grant Balfour and Brian Fuentes are not expected to be available against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, June 26.

RP | Grant Balfour | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said RPs Grant Balfour and Brian Fuentes are not expected to be available against the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, June 26.

RP | Fernando Rodney | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Fernando Rodney (back) started to play catch Friday, June 24, and he is hopeful of throwing off a mound early next week.

RP | Luke Gregerson | San Diego Padres | Injury,
San Diego Padres RPs Luke Gregerson (oblique) and Joe Thatcher (shoulder) continue on throwing programs with no immediate timetable for their returns.

RP | Doug Waechter | Retired Players | Free Agents,
Free-agent RP Doug Waechter (Royals) said Saturday, June 25, that he has not officially filed his official retirement papers, but he had an unofficial retirement party in St. Petersburg. "I know how luck I am," Waechter said. "I got to do things a lot of people don't get an opportunity to do. It was a great ride, and I had a blast doing it."

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