Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 27, 2011 @ 08:54:48 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers IF Michael Young homered in his third straight game Sunday, June 26, and extended his hitting streak to 12 games.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn was wearing the golden sombrero Sunday, June 26, against the Washington Nationals, striking out in all four of his at-bats. He reached the 100-strikeout mark in the team's 79th game, and he was showered with boos from the disgruntled crowd. Dunn is hitting .173, and he has just two hits over his past 26 at-bats. In addition, he is just 1-for-53 (.019) against left-handed pitchers, and 14-for-111 (.126) at U.S. Cellular Field.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard was hitless in two at-bats Sunday, June 26, against the Oakland Athletics, and he is without a hit in nine straight at-bats. He was able to steal his first base of the season in the seventh inning.

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.


Second Baseman

2B | Dustin Ackley | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley scored the winning run on a wild pitch from Florida Marlins RP Steve Cishek during an intentional walk Sunday, June 26. Ackley recorded his first three-hit game of his career.

2B | Jeff Keppinger | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jeff Keppinger went 3-for-3 with a double, home run, three runs scored and two RBIs Sunday, June 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Keppinger is 21-for-59 over the past 15 games, raising his average from .277 to .318 since June 9.

2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Ben Zobrist went 3-for-5 with a double, walk, four runs scored and an RBI Sunday, June 26, against the Houston Astros. Zobrist walked at least once in each game of the series, and he also scored at least once in each contest, totaling seven runs in the three-game set.

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia went 1-for-5 with an RBI and stolen base Sunday, June 26, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, extending his hitting streak to a season-high 11 games.

2B | Ryan Roberts | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Ryan Roberts went 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI Sunday, June 26, against the Detroit Tigers. He was only in the lineup because 3B Melvin Mora (back) was a late scratch.

2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Justin Turner (thumb) went 1-for-5 in his return to the starting lineup Sunday, June 26, against the Texas Rangers.

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.


Shortstop

SS | Pedro Ciriaco | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
Pittsburgh Pirates IF Pedro Ciriaco was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro extended his hitting streak to 10 games Sunday, June 26.

SS | Cliff Pennington | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SS Cliff Pennington was hitless in four at-bats Sunday, June 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He is now hitless in his past 19 at-bats.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-4 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two RBIs Sunday, June 26, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Peralta had at least one RBI in each game during the three-game interleague set, and he went 6-for-12 with two doubles, a homer and five RBIs.

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 | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus (wrist) is uncertain if he will be able to return to the lineup against the Houston Astros Tuesday, June 28, due to lingering soreness in his left wrist. "I have to be 100 percent to go back," Andrus said. "I don't want to be feeling something in the wrist and it changes my swing. If I have to take a few days off and get it right, I will." Manager Ron Washington said SS Andres Blanco will start at shortstop if Andrus is unable to play. The team currently has no plans to use IF/DH Michael Young at shortstop against Houston, even though the designated hitter rule will not be in effect.

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.


Third Baseman

3B | Ty Wigginton | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies IF Ty Wigginton hit two homers Sunday, June 26.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria had his first multi-homer game since 2009 in the game Sunday, June 26, against the Houston Astros. He just missed a cycle by a triple, and finished with five RBIs, going 4-for-6.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (neck) had a setback related to his neck, according to manager Clint Hurdle. He was scheduled to resume playing games at Class A Bradenton. "I think he's gearing up, getting ready to start playing again," Hurdle said. "He'll get here when he gets here. I'm not going to set a date."

3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds made two errors Sunday, June 26, against the Cincinnati Reds, giving him a major league-high 18 this season, equaling his total from 2010 when he was with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was 1-for-3 with a solo home run, walk and two strikeouts at the plate.

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.


Catcher

C | Geovany Soto | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Geovany Soto went 3-for-3 with his second homer is as many days Sunday, June 26.

C | Devin Mesoraco | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco is batting .315 with eight home runs and 42 RBIs at Triple-A Louisville.

C | Yasmani Grandal | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds promoted C Yasmani Grandal from Class A Bakersfield to Double-A Carolina over the weekend. He was hitting .296 with 10 homers and 40 RBIs with Bakersfield.

C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero went 3-for-4 with a run scored, RBI and stolen base Sunday, June 26, against the Detroit Tigers. Montero is 18-for-54 (.333) over his past 14 games, raising his average from .266 to .282 since June 7.

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.


Outfielder

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore is hitting .225 with seven homers and 20 RBIs in 45 games this season.

OF | Logan Morrison | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Logan Morrison received his second straight day off Sunday, June 26, as a mental break, and struck out looking as a pinch hitter. He should return to the lineup Tuesday, June 28.

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter (ribs) missed his third straight game with sore ribs Sunday, June 26.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton struck out four times Saturday, June 25, and tried using contact lenses to combat the glare. He scrapped the idea before his final at-bat because he was having problems with depth perception. He's hitting .115 in day games.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon extended his hitting streak to 13 games Sunday, June 26.

OF | Marlon Byrd | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Marlon Byrd (face) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Iowa Monday, June 27.

OF | Shelley Duncan | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Shelley Duncan was hitless in four at-bats with four strikeouts Sunday, June 26, against the San Francisco Giants, dropping his overall average to .212.

OF | Carlos Lee | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Carlos Lee went 2-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBIs Sunday, June 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Lee has already tied a career high with three triples, matching his total from 2001 when he was a member of the Chicago White Sox.

OF | Johnny Damon | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Johnny Damon went 4-for-6 with three runs scored Sunday, June 26, against the Houston Astros. Damon came into the day with just four hits over 30 at-bats in the past nine games.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton homered for the third consecutive day Sunday, June 26, against the Houston Astros, and he tied a season high with four RBIs. Upton had just one homer in the past 30 games before the three-game interleague set.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to play OF Jose Tabata (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list due to his left quadriceps injury. Officially, he'll be re-evaluated Monday, June 27.

OF | Alex Presley | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Alex Presley is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, June 28. He was pulled from the lineup Sunday, June 26, at Indianapolis as a precaution.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown, who was booed for failing to run out a grounder Saturday, June 25, was not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 26. Manager Charlie Manuel indicated Brown was scheduled for a day off.

OF | Raul Ibanez | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Raul Ibanez was 1-for-4 Sunday, June 26, against the Oakland Athletics. He is without a home run over the past 23 games, and he is just 4-for-35 over the past 10 games.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis had three hits with two RBIs Sunday, June 26, against the Cincinnati Reds, extending his hitting streak to 16 games. He is 30-for-74 (.405) during the impressive span.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson struck out in each of his four at-bats and he had a walk Sunday, June 26, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, including two strikeouts in the eighth inning.

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 | Melky Mesa | 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.

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.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Michael Pineda | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have no plans to shut down SP Michael Pineda due to innings at any point this season. He's on pace to pitch 200 2/3 innings.

SP | Joe Blanton | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies SP Joe Blanton (elbow) is scheduled to throw his first bullpen session Monday, June 27.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver allowed a run on seven hits and a walk while fanning four in seven innings in his no-decision against the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, June 26.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed two runs on six hits and no walks while tying a season high with 11 strikeouts in his complete-game win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, June 26.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed six hits and three walks while fanning eight in six shutout innings in his no-decision against the San Diego Padres Sunday, June 26.

SP | Ricky Romero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero allowed four hits and two walks while fanning five in his shutout over the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 26.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed just one run and six hits with a walk over seven innings Sunday, June 26, in a win against the San Francisco Giants. He also had 11 strikeouts in the 112-pitch quality start. He bounced back from the worst start of his career to get back into the win column.

SP | Fausto Carmona | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Fausto Carmona allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings in a loss Sunday, June 26, against the San Francisco Giants. He lost for the seventh time in the past eight decisions. He has an 8.58 ERA during the span.

SP | Livan Hernandez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Livan Hernandez allowed just one run while scattering eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a win Sunday, June 26, against the Chicago White Sox. He also struck out a season-high nine batters for his first road win of the season.

SP | Philip Humber | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Philip Humber took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Sunday, June 26, against the Washington Nationals. He ended up allowing two earned runs, three hits and three walks over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to fall to 7-4. In each of his four losses, he has gotten just one run of support.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ allowed five runs and nine hits over five innings in a no-decision Sunday, June 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Happ is winless in eight starts dating back to May 14, and the Astros have lost in each of those games.

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann was manhandled for five runs and seven hits in just three innings in a no-decision Sunday, June 26, against the Houston Astros. It wasn't a happy homecoming for the Houston native and former pitcher at Rice University.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald allowed two unearned runs, five hits and two walks over six innings in a no-decision Sunday, June 26, against the Boston Red Sox. He also struck out five batters in the 101-pitch quality start.

SP | Andrew Miller | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Andrew Miller allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits over six innings with two walks and four strikeouts in a win and quality start Sunday, June 26, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has made two solid starts since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Pawtucket.

SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Rich Harden (lat) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list in nine or 10 days.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list in one week, and SP Graham Godfrey is expected to be optioned to Triple-A Sacramento upon his return.

SP | Josh Outman | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Josh Outman allowed three runs and eight hits over six innings in a loss Sunday, June 26, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He was originally selected in the 10th round of the 2005 MLB Draft by the Phillies, but he was dealt to the Athletics in 2008 as part of the trade for SP Joe Blanton.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay threw his National League-leading fifth complete game Sunday, June 26, in a win against the Oakland Athletics. In his 50th start with the Phillies, Halladay is 31-13 with a 2.43 ERA and 14 complete games.

SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey (shoulder) allowed five earned runs, nine hits and two walks over five innings in a loss Sunday, June 26, against the Baltimore Orioles. he threw 57 of his 89 pitches for strikes.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday, June 26, that SP Brian Matusz is 100 percent physically. "He's strong," Showalter said. "I think he has a healthy respect for what you have to do to have success here. I think he's been on both sides of that mountain. Physically, that's probably the frustrating part for him in that he does feel good physically."

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed four earned runs, six hits and four walks over 5 2/3 innings in a win Sunday, June 26, against the Cincinnati Reds. He also struck out five batters. "Winning three games in three months, it's frustrating," Guthrie said. "I want to be better. I want to have better results. At times, momentum seems to swing against the Orioles, and so it's nice to have held on and won this game." Guthrie's fastball topped out at 97 mph.

SP | Brad Penny | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Brad Penny allowed two earned runs, eight hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision Sunday, June 26, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He also had two strikeouts in the 89-pitch quality start.

SP | Joe Saunders | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Joe Saunders allowed one earned run, four hits and one walk over seven innings with eight strikeouts in a no-decision and quality start Sunday, June 26, against the Detroit Tigers. He has worked six or more innings in each of his past 11 starts dating back to April 27.

SP | Kevin Slowey | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Kevin Slowey (abdominal) is scheduled to pitch three or four innings and/or 50 pitches Wednesday, June 29, in a minor league rehab appearance. The team has not decided which minor league affiliate he'll make the start.

SP | Carl Pavano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Carl Pavano allowed five eanred runs, eight hits and a walk while striking out five batters in six innings in a loss Sunday, June 26, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He collected his 1,000th career strikeout in the fifth inning.

SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson allowed just two runs, five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in a win Sunday, June 26, against the Minnesota Twins. He picked up his third win in four starts.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels is scheduled to start Thursday, June 30, against the Boston Red Sox. He is a perfect 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA in three career starts against the Red Sox. Hamels will be working on normal rest.

SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick said Sunday, June 26, that he will start Friday, July 1, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He'll avoid pitching in the interleague series against the Boston Red Sox, which is good since he is 0-3 with a 10.80 ERA in four games against Boston.

SP | Chris Capuano | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Sunday, June 26, that SP Chris Capuano (abdominal) will make his next scheduled start Wednesday, June 29, against the Detroit Tigers. He threw a bullpen session Sunday and had no setbacks.

SP | Anthony Bass | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have recalled SP Anthony Bass from Double-A San Antonio. In a corresponding move, RP Evan Scribner was optioned to Triple-A Tucson.

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 | 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 | Jason Vargas | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Jason Vargas allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings against the Florida Marlins Saturday, June 25, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out four batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Chris Volstad | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Chris Volstad allowed two runs on five hits in 6 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, June 25, to pick up his third win of the season and first since April 26. He also had an RBI single during the game.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed five runs on five hits in seven innings against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, June 25, to suffer his third loss of the season. Four of the five runs Garcia allowed were unearned because of an error.

SP | Danny Duffy | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy allowed two runs on nine hits in seven innings against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, June 25. He struck out two batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Carlos Zambrano allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, June 25. He struck out two batters and walked three in the game.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Brad Lidge | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies RP Brad Lidge (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday, June 25, and will throw again Monday, June 27.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals CL Drew Storen will miss the game Monday, June 27, to attend his grandmother's funeral.

RP | Francisco Rodriguez | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets CL Francisco Rodriguez has finished 29 games this season, and eight of them have come in non-save situations. He finished the game Sunday, June 26, after he entered with a five-run lead. He's on pace to finish 60 games, which is five more than what is needed to vest his $17.5 million option for next season.

RP | David Pauley | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP David Pauley picked up his fifth relief win Sunday, June 26.

RP | Jordan Walden | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim CL Jordan Walden blew his fifth save of the season Sunday, June 26. There were two controversial calls that went against him in the game. Los Angeles Dodgers SS Dee Gordon stole second in the ninth inning, when replays showed he was out. Gordon scored on a sacrifice fly to tie the game, and he might have been out there as well. "He called him safe and he was out. But you can't hang your hat on an umpire's call," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "You need to be good enough and play at a high enough level to be able to absorb a bad break here and there or an umpire's call. So the fact that we didn't get that call, sure, it means a win or a loss. But we also walked two guys to set up that situation."

RP | Jonny Venters | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters allowed four runs in two-thirds of an inning to raise his ERA from 0.56 to 1.29 Sunday, June 26.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt pitched two perfect innings with five strikeouts for his second save of the season Sunday, June 26, against the Cleveland Indians. He was getting the chance with RP Brian Wilson unavailable after working the past four games.

RP | Joe Beimel | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Joe Beimel (elbow) will head to the team's spring training complex in Florida Monday, June 27. He had a bullpen session Saturday, June 25, and he featured all of his pitches and felt good. He'll have a bullpen session Tuesday, June 28, and then is expected to work in games before moving up to Double-A Altoona.

RP | Bobby Jenks | Boston Red Sox | Injury,
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox RP Bobby Jenks (back) is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 28. He will not make any additional minor league rehab appearances.

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin and pitching coach Ron Romanick aren't concerned about RP Brian Fuentes, despite an ugly 1-8 record in relief. "It's not like it's walk-off home runs," Melvin said. "I can't fault him for how he pitched there. It's unfortunate he has to go through it."

RP | Alfredo Simon | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Alfredo Simon (hamstring) allowed one hit and one walk in two scoreless innings in a minor league rehab appearance Sunday, June 26, with Double-A Bowie. He might be activated from the 15-day disabled list when eligible Tuesday, June 28, based on this successful outing.

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 | 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 | 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 | Carlos Fisher | 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.

RP | Leo Nunez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, June 25, to pick up his 21st save of the season.

RP | Carlos Villanueva | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Carlos Villanueva allowed two runs on five hits in six innings against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, June 25, to earn his fifth win of the season. He struck out three batters and walked one in the game.

RP | Joakim Soria | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Joakim Soria pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, June 26, to pick up his 12th save of the season.

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