Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 31, 2011 @ 10:43:38 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, July 30.

1B | Prince Fielder | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Prince Fielder went 3-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 30.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a home run and three RBIs Saturday, July 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Howard entered play 1-for-12 in his past three games.

1B | Matt LaPorta | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta went 2-for-4 with a double, home run and three RBIs Saturday, July 30, against the Kansas City Royals. He has a pair of home runs and four RBIs over his past three games.

1B | Carlos Pena | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have informed other teams that they will not be trading 1B Carlos Pena before the non-waiver trade deadline Sunday, July 31.

1B | Derrek Lee | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 1B Derrek Lee from the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, July 30, for minor-league 1B Aaron Baker.

1B | Albert Pujols | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols swatted his 432nd home run Saturday, July 30, against the Chicago Cubs. The homer moved him into 40th place on the all-time major league home runs list.

1B | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Mark Trumbo went 1-for-3 with a double, walk, run scored and RBI Saturday, July 30, against the Detroit Tigers. Trumbo has had at least one RBI in each game of the series so far, posting a total of seven RBIs. He has 11 RBIs over the past seven games.

1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland swatted a two-run home run in the top of the second inning Saturday, July 30, off of Toronto Blue Jays SP Brad Mills. It was his first-career home run off of a left-handed pitcher in the regular season.

1B | Jason Giambi | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies are reportedly interested in acquiring a power bat for their bench, such as Colorado Rockies 1B Jason Giambi. They have already expressed interest in Minnesota Twins DH Jim Thome.

1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 1-for-4 with a double and a walk Friday, July 29, against the Cleveland Indians, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

1B | Billy Butler | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Billy Butler went 2-for-6 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs Friday, July 29, against the Cleveland Indians. Butler has homered in four straight games, posting five home runs and 10 RBIs during the tremendous stretch.

1B | Gaby Sanchez | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Florida Marlins 1B Gaby Sanchez (hamstring) had a double in four trips to the plate Friday, July 29, against the Atlanta Braves in his return. Sanchez missed the past three games due to tightness in his left hamstring.

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman went 2-for-3 with a run scored and RBI Friday, July 29, against the Florida Marlins, pushing his hitting streak to 13 games. Freeman is 23-for-53 (.434) with nine runs scored and six RBIs during the impressive span.


Second Baseman

2B | Dan Uggla | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla went 1-for-4 with one home run and three RBIs against the Florida Marlins Saturday, July 30, to extend his hitting streak to 21 games.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano finished with a career-high five hits and five RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, against the New York Yankees.

2B | Orlando Cabrera | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants acquired 2B Orlando Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians Saturday, July 30, for minor-league OF Thomas Neal.

2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 2B/OF Ben Zobrist went 1-for-4 with two RBIs Saturday, July 30, against the Seattle Mariners, extending his hitting streak to 10 games.

2B | Dustin Ackley | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs scored and two RBIs Saturday, July 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ackley has six multi-hit games over the past 11 games dating back to July 18. He has eight extra-base hits (five 2B, one 3B, two HR) during the span.

2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler went 1-for-4 with a walk and a strikeout Saturday, July 30, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He snapped an 0-for-21 slide with the fifth-inning base hit.

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis and 3B Lonnie Chisenhall are not expected to be involved in the trade for Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez.

2B | Freddy Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) might serve as the designated hitter in an Arizona Summer League game as soon as Monday, Aug. 1. He is expected to decide soon whether or not he needs surgery.

2B | Carlos Guillen | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Carlos Guillen went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, four RBIs and a run scored against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 29.

2B | Mike Aviles | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have traded 2B Mike Aviles to the Boston Red Sox, in exchange for SS Yamaico Navarro and P Kendal Volz.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley went 3-for-5 with a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, July 29. He fell a double shy of hitting for the cycle.

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia was hitless in four at-bats Friday, July 29, against the Chicago White Sox, ending his hitting streak at 25 games. The streak is still the new franchise record for a second baseman, and the longest in the American League this season.

2B | Felipe Lopez | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled 2B Felipe Lopez from Triple-A Nashville and optioned 2B Eric Farris in the corresponding move Friday, July 29. Lopez is starting at second base Friday.

2B | Omar Infante | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers have been rumored to be searching for middle infield help, and the intensity of their search heated up when 2B Rickie Weeks (ankle) landed on the disabled list. The Brewers could be looking at Colorado Rockies 2B Mark Ellis, Florida Marlins 2B Omar Infante or Seattle Mariners 2B Adam Kennedy. The team also talked about recalled 3B Taylor Green from the minors, but he doesn't have much experience at the keystone.


Shortstop

SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the St. Louis Cardinals have acquired SS Rafael Furcal from the Los Angeles Dodgers for OF Alex Castellanos.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki went 2-for-5 with one home run and three RBIs against the San Diego Padres Saturday, July 30.

SS | Marco Scutaro | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Marco Scutaro went 2-for-3 with three RBIs against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, July 30.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter delivered a seventh-inning single in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, against the Baltimore Orioles, picking up his 3,020th career hit. He moved into a tie for 24th place with former Orioles 1B Rafael Palmiero.

SS | Cesar Izturis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles SS Cesar Izturis (elbow) will not come off the 15-day disabled list this weekend. He'll continue his rehab and join the big league team at a later date.

SS | Ryan Theriot | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Ryan Theriot broke out of a slump by going 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, run scored and three RBIs Saturday, July 30, against the Chicago Cubs. Theriot snapped a 2-for-38 slump with two hits Friday, July 29, and he piled on his former team some more Saturday. He is 6-for-7 with six RBIs against his old mates.

SS | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed SS Juan Uribe (abdominal) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 30.

SS | Brian Bixler | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, the Washington Nationals have recalled IF Brian Bixler from Triple-A Syracuse.

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals have traded IF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. to the Milwaukee Brewers, in exchange for minor league OF Erik Komatsu.

SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (elbpw) had a brace removed from his left arm, and the shortstop is slowly resuming baseball activity. Recovering from a hyperextended left elbow, Cozart had the brace removed Thursday, July 28, and the next day he played catch and hit off a tee. Head athletic trainer Paul Lessard said he wants to add one extra element to Cozart's rehab each day, so if he feels sore the next day the trainers will know why.

SS | Jason Bartlett | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres scratched SS Jason Bartlett (hamstring) and OF Will Venable (back) from their contest Friday, July 29. Bartlett is suffering hamstring tightness, and Venable has back spasms.

SS | Clint Barmes | Houston Astros | Fantasy
The Houston Astros have told interested teams that 2B Clint Barmes is not available.

SS | Jed Lowrie | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Jed Lowrie (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket Monday, Aug. 1.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Magglio Ordonez and SS Jhonny Peralta are taking the day off Friday, July 29.

SS | Alexi Casilla | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins officially placed 2B Alexi Casilla (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list and recalled IF Luke Hughes in a corresponding move.


Third Baseman

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis went 2-for-5 with one home run and two RBIs against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, July 30.

3B | Lonnie Chisenhall | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall went 0-for-1 with three walks and two runs scored Saturday, July 30, against the Kansas City Royals. Chisenhall managed just two walks in his first 19 games, but he has four over the past two starts.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese picked up three more RBIs Saturday, July 30, against the Chicago Cubs. He swatted his seventh home run of the season, and finishing with two runs scored. Freese has two homers and six RBIs in the first two games of the series, and he has four homers and 10 RBIs over his past nine games.

3B | Casey Blake | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated 3B Casey Blake (neck) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 30.

3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI Saturday, July 30, against the Baltimore Orioles. "The skills are there, it's just physically getting the body to cooperate," Chavez said.

3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated 3B Placido Polanco (back) from the 15-day disabled list. He is in the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, July 30, batting seventh.

3B | Emilio Bonifacio | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins 3B Emilio Bonifacio was hitless in four at-bats with two strikeouts Friday, July 29, against the Atlanta Braves, snapping his hitting streak at career-long 26 games.

3B | Nick Punto | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals placed 3B Nick Punto (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 29, with a strained left oblique.


Catcher

C | Matt Treanor | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Matt Treanor (concussion) suffered a concussion Saturday, July 30, when he was bowled over by Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta at the plate in a collision. He hung on to the ball, but laid motionless, face down in the dirt. Treanor was taken to the hospital for a CT scan, and he will be placed on the 7-day concussion list Sunday, July 31.

C | Ryan Doumit | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates transferred C Ryan Doumit (ankle) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Saturday, July 30. It is mostly an administrative move, since the team needed a spot on the 40-man roster for newly acquired 1B Derrek Lee. Doumit is eligible to return when ready after his minor league rehab assignment.

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two runs scored Saturday, July 30, against the Toronto Blue Jays. Napoli is 25-for-57 (.474) with five home runs in the month of July. His average in the month leads the majors.

C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 3-for-5 with a double, four RBIs and two runs scored against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 29.

C | John Jaso | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said Friday, July 29, that C John Jaso (oblique) has yet to hit off a tee without issues. Jason might be a couple of weeks away, as he'll need to hit off a tee before progressing to live batting practice and then minor league rehab games.

C | Chris Snyder | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Chris Snyder (back) will visit a physical therapist Tuesday, Aug. 2. There is a chance Snyder might be cleared to resume sports-specific workouts after the visit. There is still no timetable for his return.

C | Ramon Hernandez | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants are still interested in trading for Cincinnati Reds C Ramon Hernandez.


Outfielder

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, July 30.

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton went 2-for-4 with three RBIs against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, July 30.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart went 4-for-5 with one home run and one RBI against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 30.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Houston Astros have traded OF Michael Bourn to the Atlanta Braves for OF Jordan Schafer and Ps Brett Oberholtzer, Paul Clemens and Juan Abreu.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth went 2-for-3 with one home run and three RBIs against the New York Mets Saturday, July 30.

OF | Michael Bourn | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Houston Astros have traded OF Michael Bourn to the Atlanta Braves for four minor league players.

OF | Hunter Pence | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Hunter Pence had a hit and RBI in five at-bats in his debut Saturday, July 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pence was batting fifth in manager Charlie Manuel's lineup, with OF Shane Victorino moved to the two-hole.

OF | Kosuke Fukudome | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Kosuke Fukudome was hitless in three at-bats Saturday, July 30, against the Kansas City Royals, but he did come up with a sacrifice fly. Fukudome is 0-for-7 with an RBI in two games since being acquired from the Chicago Cubs.

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher went 3-for-6 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, against the Baltimore Orioles. Swisher wrapped up the doubleheader going 6-for-10 with four runs scored and five RBIs.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos was officially 0-for-0 Saturday, July 30, against the Detroit Tigers. He drew one walk, was hit by a pair of pitches, and he had a sacrifice bunt.

OF | David DeJesus | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF David DeJesus was removed in the third inning of the game Saturday, July 30, against the Minnesota Twins due to a thumb injury.

OF | Ryan Ludwick | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
According to sources, the Cleveland Indians are expected to acquire San Diego Padres OF Ryan Ludwick either late-night Saturday, July 30, or in the monring Sunday, July 31.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (wrist) said Saturday, July 30, that he wants to be ready to play as soon as he is eligible for come off the 15-day disabled list Aug. 6. Gonzalez took batting practice Saturday, and he'll rest Sunday, July 31.

OF | Josh Willingham | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Talks between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Oakland Athletics for OF Josh Willingham are reportedly dead. The Pirates had just a mild interest in the first place.

OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees might be interested in acquiring Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (concussion), and then try to flip him in a deal to the Washington Nationals for RP Tyler Clippard.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Michael Cuddyer homered and drove in three runs against the Oakland Athletics Friday, July 29.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies minor league OF Domonic Brown, currently with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, is starting in left field for the Iron Pigs Saturday, July 30.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz (quadriceps) is unlikely to play the field during this weekend's series against the Toronto Blue Jays, although he is available to pinch-hit.

OF | Roger Bernadina | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins reportedly want Washington Nationals OF Roger Bernadina, along with a reliever, in any possible deal that would send OF Denard Span to the Nationals.

OF | Brett Carroll | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers have designated OF Brett Carroll for assignment.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin went 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 29. He has hit safely in 13 out of his last 14 games and is batting .387 since the All-Star break.

OF | Carlos Quentin | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have reportedly expressed interest in Chicago White Sox OF Carlos Quentin and RP Matt Thornton, although the White Sox would have to be overwhelmed with prospects to move either of them.

OF | Blake Gailen | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have purchased the contract of OF Blake Gailen from the Lincoln Saltdogs of the American Association.

OF | J.D. Martinez | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Houston Astros have purchased the contract of OF J.D. Martinez from Double-A Corpus Christi Friday, July 29.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon went 2-for-4 with a double, home run, two runs scored, three RBIs and two walks Friday, July 29, against the Cleveland Indians. Gordon has seven extra-base hits (five 2B, two HR) over his past four games.

OF | Jose Constanza | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jose Constanza, recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Gwinnett, batted leadoff Friday, July 29, against the Florida Marlins. He finished 1-for-4 with a run scored and RBI.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Friday, July 29, that he envisions OF Hunter Pence batting fifth, with OF Shane Victorino moving into the two-hole.

OF | Jonathan Singleton | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired OF Hunter Pence from the Houston Astros Friday, July 29, according to a source. The Phillies shipped OF Jonathan Singleton and P Jarred Cosart to the Astros, plus two players to be named. Pence has two years of arbitration remaining.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Florida Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Florida Marlins OF Chris Coghlan (knee, elbow) hyperextended his right elbow during a rehab game with Double-A Jacksonville Wednesday, July 27. He will be out three to five days.

OF | Rick Ankiel | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals plan on optioning OF Roger Bernadina to Triple-A Syracuse to make room for SP Chien-Ming Wang (shoulder). However, manager Davey Johnson made it clear that the move is not a demotion for Bernadina. Johnson said Bernadina is "working on being more direct to the ball," and that his swing can get too long at times.

The team will use OFs Rick Ankiel and Jerry Hairston Jr. in center for the time being. General manager Mike Rizzo is intent on finding a long-term solution to center field. The Nats are interested in Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span, Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton and Houston Astros OF Michael Bourn.

OF | Nate McLouth | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves placed OF Nate McLouth (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 29, with an abdominal strain and recalled OF Jose Constanza from the minors in a corresponding move. Constanza is starting in center field Friday.

OF | Ryan Langerhans | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired OF Ryan Langerhans from the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 29, in exchange for cash considerations.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals' trade talks are "pretty quiet," and they are unlikely to trade OFs Melky Cabrera and Jeff Francoeur and SP Jeff Francis.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Yunesky Maya | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals have optioned SP Yunesky Maya to Triple-A Syracuse. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Atahualpa Severino from Triple-A Syracuse.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley allowed six runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, July 30, to suffer his ninth loss of the season. He struck out four batters and walked five in the game.

SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn allowed seven runs on 10 hits in 4 1/3 innings against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, July 30, to suffer his eighth loss of the season. He struck out two batters and walked five in the game.

SP | Guillermo Moscoso | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Guillermo Moscoso allowed two runs on seven hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, July 30, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He struck out two batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed seven runs on seven hits in four innings against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, July 30, to suffer his 10th loss of the season. He struck out four batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake allowed two runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, July 30, to pick up his ninth win of the season. He struck out seven batters and did not walk any in the game.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed two runs on four hits in eight innings against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, July 30, to pick up his 11th win of the season. He struck out eight batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Anibal Sanchez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Anibal Sanchez allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, July 30, to suffer his fourth loss of the season. He struck out five batters and walked one in the game. He has gone winless in his last nine starts and is 1-3 with a 5.09 ERA in his last 13 starts.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed one run on six hits in seven innings against the Florida Marlins Saturday, July 30, to pick up his 10th win of the season. He struck out five batters and did not walk any in the game.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ allowed five runs on 10 hits in five innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, July 30, to suffer his 13th loss of the season. He struck out six batters and did not walk any in the game.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo allowed one run on four hits in seven innings against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 30, to pick up his 12th win of the season. He struck out seven batters and did not walk any in the game.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey allowed three runs on six hits in six innings against the Washington Nationals Saturday, July 30, to suffer his ninth loss of the season. He struck out one batter and walked two in the game.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald allowed five runs and 10 hits over five innings in a loss Saturday, July 30, against the Philadelphia Phillies. The loss was the first for McDonald since June 5, a span of nine starts and four victories.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks over 7 2/3 innings in a win Saturday, July 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He also struck out 11 batters in the 121-pitch quality start, throwing 87 pitches for strikes. Lee reached double digits in strikeouts for the seventh time this season, and 16th time in his career.

SP | Rich Harden | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy,
A trade which would have sent Oakland Athletics SP Rich Harden to the Boston Red Sox for 1B Lars Anderson has fallen through late Saturday, July 30, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. General manager Billy Beane informed Harden that he is staying, and will start Tuesday, Aug. 2, against the Seattle Mariners.

SP | Jeff Francis | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals are listening to offers for SPs Bruce Chen, Kyle Davies and Jeff Francis, but one club official acknowledged that interest is "lukewarm at best."

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino allowed four hits and two walks over six scoreless innings in a no-decision Saturday, July 30, against the Cleveland Indians. He also struck out four batters in the 104-pitch quality start.

SP | Carlos Carrasco | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said Saturday, July 30, that SP Carlos Carrasco should be fined, but he doesn't think a suspension is warranted for his actions in a game Friday, July 29, against the Kansas City Royals.

SP | Justin Masterson | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed two earned runs while scattering nine hits over eight innings in a no-decision Saturday, July 30, against the Kansas City Royals. He also struck out five batters in the 106-pitch quality start. Masterson is 3-6 since May 12, but he has allowed two or fewer runs in 10 of his past 11 starts dating back to June 8.

SP | Jason Marquis | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Jason Marquis will make his debut Wednesday, Aug. 3, against the San Francisco Giants.

SP | Josh Collmenter | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Tower said Saturday, July 30, that either SPs Josh Collmenter or Micah Owings will be moved to the bullpen following the acquisition of SP Jason Marquis. The duo will not be sent to the minors. The team is still looking for another starting pitcher.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated after the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, that the team could use a six-man rotation in the upcoming week. "That's something we could do," Girardi said. SP Ivan Nova was sharp, allowing two runs over seven innings in a win against the Baltimore Orioles. He is trying to unseat SP Phil Hughes for the fifth starter job.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi indicated after the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, that the team could use a six-man rotation in the upcoming week. "That's something we could do," Girardi said. SP Ivan Nova was sharp, allowing two runs over seven innings in a win against the Baltimore Orioles. He is trying to unseat SP Phil Hughes for the fifth starter job.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles are expected to keep SP Jeremy Guthrie, unless they are overwhelmed before the non-waiver trade deadline at 4pm ET Sunday, July 31.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton allowed nine runs - six earned - and seven hits while retiring just one batter in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, against the New York Yankees in a loss. He threw 25 of his 43 pitches for strikes. Britton was recalled from Double-A Bowie before the game.

SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs RP Jeff Samardzija allowed four runs - three earned - and two hits with three walks while retiring just one batter Saturday, July 30, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He threw just nine of his 23 pitches for strikes. His ERA rose from 3.36 to 3.79 as a result of the awful outing.

SP | Rodrigo Lopez | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Rodrigo Lopez allowed six earned runs, eight hits and three walks over 4 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday, July 30, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He threw just 46 of his 77 pitches for strikes.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse allowed five runs - none earned - and two hits over five innings in a win Saturday, July 30, against the Chicago Cubs. It was the first win for Lohse since June 28, a span of five starts. He has failed to pitch more than 5 2/3 innings in five of his past six outings.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb allowed three earned runs, six hits and one walk over 6 1/3 innings in a loss Saturday, July 30, against the Seattle Mariners. It was his first career loss after opening with three successful decisions. He struck out a career-high nine in the 105-pitch quality start.

SP | Michael Pineda | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Michael Pineda allowed two runs - one earned - and one hit over 6 1/3 innings in a win Saturday, July 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He also walked four and struck out a career-high 10 batters in the 110-pitch quality start.

SP | Dan Haren | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Dan Haren allowed just one earned run, six hits and one walk in a complete game victory Saturday, July 30, against the Detroit Tigers. Haren is 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA in two starts against the Tigers this season, both complete games.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians acquired Colorado Rockies SP Ubaldo Jimenez Saturday, July 30, for four players. The Indians send SP Alex White, 1B Matt McBride, SP Joe Gardner, and a player to be named, which is SP Drew Pomeranz. Pomeranz is a PTBN because he signed in mid-August, and cannot be officially named in a deal until Aug. 15, the one-year anniversary of his signing.

SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister will make his team debut Wednesday, Aug. 3, against the Texas Rangers. Fister lost his only start against the Rangers this season, allowing four earned runs in 7 2/3 innings in a loss July 15.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland pitched his fourth complete-game shutout of the season Saturday, July 30, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He allowed just four hits and a walk with five strikeouts. Holland has not allowed a run in 16 1/3 career innings pitched in Toronto.

SP | Dustin Moseley | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Dustin Moseley (shoulder) is still battling a sore left shoulder, and he won't make his scheduled start Sunday, July 31, against the Colorado Rockies.

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hiroki Kuroda told the team Saturday, July 30, that he intends to remain with them for the rest of the season rather than waive his no-trade clause. The Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Texas Rangers are reportedly interested in his services.

SP | Bartolo Colon | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Bartolo Colon labored through five innings, allowing two earned runs and five hits while needing a season-high tying 105 pitches in a win Saturday, July 30, against the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Joe Girardi said the team will try to get him an extra day of rest between starts so Colon can maintain his stamina. He had C Francisco Cervelli behind the plate again, and that combination has been productive. Colon is 4-0 with a 1.32 ERA over 34 innings in five starts with Cervelli as his receiver.

SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction,
The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Chris Tillman to Triple-A Norfolk after his start in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, against the New York Yankees. Tillman was bounced around for seven runs - five earned - and eight hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano (7-8) allowed two runs on six hits over seven innings in a victory over the Oakland Athletics Friday, July 29, with two walks and four strikeouts. He is 2-1 with a 3.22 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Gio Gonzalez (9-8) allowed five runs (four earned) on nine hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Minnesota Twins Friday, July 29, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Tyler Chatwood | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tyler Chatwood (6-7) allowed six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Detroit Tigers Friday, July 29, with two walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello (11-6) allowed two runs on five hits over eight innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, July 29, with no walks and six strikeouts. Porcello went 5-0 with a 3.06 ERA during the month of July.

SP | Javier Vazquez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy,
Florida Marlins SPs Javier Vazquez, Brad Hand and Clay Hensley will start against the New York Mets in a three-game series Monday, Aug. 1.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SPs Mike Pelfrey, Chris Capuano and Dillon Gee will start against the Florida Marlins in a three-game series starting Monday, Aug. 1.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (10-5) allowed three runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, July 29, with four walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Charlie Furbush | Seattle Mariners | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners P Charlie Furbush will be given an opportunity to become a starting pitcher, although manager Eric Wedge said he will need to be stretched out. Furbush has only made two starts this season.

SP | Dontrelle Willis | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Dontrelle Willis allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in a no-decision against the San Francisco Giants Friday, July 29, with two walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Brett Cecil | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brett Cecil (4-4) allowed one run on seven hits over seven innings in a victory over the Texas Rangers Friday, July 29, with one walk and six strikeouts. In his last six starts, he is 3-2 with a 3.32 ERA.

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Jonathan Sanchez (biceps) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 5, in time to make a start against the Philadelphia Phillies. Manager Bruce Bochy said he could make one more minor league rehab appearance before he is activated.

SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Chien-Ming Wang (0-1) allowed six runs (four earned) on eight hits over four innings in a loss to the New York Mets Friday, July 29, with one walk and two strikeouts. It was his first start since July 4, 2009, when he pitched for the New York Yankees.

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Tim Stauffer (6-8) allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 29, with one walk and three strikeouts.

SP | Jason Hammel | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jason Hammel (6-10) allowed two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a victory over the San Diego Padres Friday, July 29, with three walks and five strikeouts. It was just his second win in his last seven starts. Hammel said one of the reasons for his effectiveness was that the coaching staff told him to start pitching inside more often.

SP | Erik Bedard | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Erik Bedard (4-7) allowed five runs on three hits over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, July 29, with four walks and two strikeouts. He threw 57 pitches in his first start since being activated from the disabled list.

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann (5-4) allowed three hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Seattle Mariners Friday, July 29, with three walks and 11 strikeouts. He finished the month 3-0 with a 1.06 ERA and is 4-0 with a 1.88 ERA since coming back from the disabled list.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (4-8) allowed six runs on eight hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, July 29, with two walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Edwin Jackson | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Edwin Jackson (8-7) allowed one runs on seven hits over seven innings in a victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday, July 29, with two walks and four strikeouts. He has won four of his last five starts and has allowed three earned runs over his last 22 innings.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, July 29, with two walks and one strikeout.

SP | A.J. Burnett | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP A.J. Burnett (8-9) allowed four runs on five hits over eight innings in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles Friday, July 29, with two walks and 10 strikeouts. He fell to 0-3 in his last five starts.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd (9-9) allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in a victory over the Boston Red Sox Friday, July 29, with two walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Tim Wakefield | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Tim Wakefield (6-4) allowed three runs on three hits over seven innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox Friday, July 29, with two walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (13-4) allowed one hit over seven scoreless innings in a victory against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, July 29, with no walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Charlie Morton | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (8-6) allowed eight runs (six earned) on nine hits over four innings in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, July 29, with four walks and four strikeouts. "The first two innings he couldn't get the ball down consistently," manager Clint Hurdle said. "He's still growing and trying to figure it out."

SP | Jordan Lyles | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Jordan Lyles (0-6) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, July 29, with no walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Randy Wolf | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Randy Wolf (7-8) allowed four hits over seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Houston Astros Friday, July 29, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (7-10) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits over five innings in a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, July 29, with two walks and one strikeout.

SP | Blake Beavan | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Blake Beavan will move into the spot in the starting rotation previously filled by Doug Fister. Beavan's next start will be Monday, Aug. 1, against the Cleveland Indians.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers are only considering moving SP Derek Holland in a trade for Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton if the deal were expanded to include a starting pitcher like John Danks.

SP | Brad Bergesen | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman will start the first game of the doubleheader against the New York Yankees Saturday, July 30. He is expected to be optioned to the minors after the game. Tillman was added to the 25-man roster after SP Brad Bergesen was placed on paternity leave.

SP | Sergio Mitre | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have transferred P Sergio Mitre (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (elbow) threw a three-inning simulated game Thursday, July 28, in Viera, Fla. and "threw extremely well," Nationals pitching coordinator Spin Williams said. Williams indicated Strasburg was getting close to a rehab start in the minors.

SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito's scheduled start for Sunday, July 31, is in doubt following a bad performance on July 26. The decision will be made by Giants manager Bruce Bochy over the weekend.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy allowed just two hits and three walks over 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a win Friday, July 29, against the Florida Marlins. He also recorded six strikeouts in the 112-pitch quality start. The win was Beachy's first in five starts dating back to June 27.

SP | Andrew Cashner | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Andrew Cashner (shoulder) will throw from a mound Saturday, July 30, at the team's minor league complex in Arizona. Barring any setbacks, he is scheduled to re-join the team sometime during its series against the Pittsburgh Pirates starting Monday, Aug. 1.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (shoulder) is out for the rest of the season following shoulder surgery performed Friday, July 29.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said SP Bronson Arroyo will remain in the starting rotation despite his velocity being down all year. He has allowed 30 walks and 30 home runs this season.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Johan Santana (shoulder) felt great Friday, July 29, a day after making his first minor league rehab start. He played catch and threw long toss from 200 feet Friday. He is scheduled for a bullpen Saturday, July 30, and could make another start for Single-A St. Lucie Wednesday, Aug. 3.

SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies are pushing hard for Houston Astros OF Hunter Pence and may be willing to give up SP Vance Worley, OF Domonic Brown and a minor league pitcher.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The New York Yankees' interest in Houston Astros SP Brett Myers is said to be limited. The Yankees have more interest in SP Wandy Rodriguez, and it's believed that the Astros have lowered their asking price for him.


Relief Pitcher

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, July 30, to pick up his 24th save of the season.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the New York Mets Saturday, July 30, to pick up his 26th save of the season.

RP | Ryan Madson | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Ryan Madson struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Saturday, July 30, against the Pittsburgh Pirates for his 17th save in 18 chances.

RP | Joakim Soria | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RP Joakim Soria allowed four earned runs, two hits and a walk while retiring just two batters Saturday, July 30, against the Cleveland Indians. He suffered his fourth loss and sixth blown save in 25 chances this season.

RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano (forearm) tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning in a blowout win in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, against the Baltimore Orioles. It was his first appearance since the middle of May. "I liked it," manager Joe Girardi said. "I thought his location was outstanding. It was good to see."

RP | Mike Gonzalez | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Mike Gonzalez (hand) suffered left hand injury in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday, July 30, against the New York Yankees when he was hit by a line drive off the bat of 1B Mark Teixeira.

RP | Jason Isringhausen | New York Mets | Fantasy,
There is reportedly no chance that the New York Mets trade RP Jason Isringhausen before the trade deadline Sunday, July 31. He is expected to stay and serve as a mentor to RPs Pedro Beato and Bobby Parnell.

RP | Brandon League | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners RP Brandon League worked a perfect ninth inning Saturday, July 30, against the Tampa Bay Rays for his 24th save. It was his first save dating back to July 4, thanks in large part to a franchise-record 17-game losing streak.

RP | Jerry Blevins | Oakland Athletics | Transaction,
The Oakland Athletics recalled RP Jerry Blevins from Triple-A Sacramento Saturday, July 30.

RP | Michael Wuertz | Oakland Athletics | Injury,
The Oakland Athletics placed RP Michael Wuertz (thumb) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 30, due to a thumb injury.

RP | Koji Uehara | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles traded RP Koji Uehara to the Texas Rangers in exchange for 1B Chris Davis and SP Tommy Hunter. There's money involved in the deal, as well.

RP | Drew Carpenter | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned RP Drew Carpenter to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, to make room for OF Hunter Pence on the 25-man roster.

RP | Heath Bell | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers are reportedly still the front-runner to acquire San Diego Padres RP Heath Bell, although the St. Louis Cardinals are still in the running.

RP | Jon Rauch | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Jon Rauch earned his ninth save of the season Friday, July 29, against the Texas Rangers. In one inning of work, he allowed one run on two hits, with no walks and one strikeout.

RP | Jose Arredondo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Jose Arredondo (2-3) tossed a perfect 13th inning while earning the victory against the San Francisco Giants Friday, July 29. He also collected a hit in his first major league at-bat.

RP | Huston Street | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RP Huston Street earned his 28th save of the season Friday, July 29, against the San Diego Padres. He allowed one hit in one scoreless inning of work, with no walks and two strikeouts.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants RP Brian Wilson (6-3) allowed one run on two hits over one-third of an inning in a loss to the Cincinnati Reds Friday, July 29, with one walk and no strikeouts.

RP | Sergio Santos | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Sergio Santos pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox Friday, July 29, to earn his 22nd save in 25 opportunities.

RP | Mitch Stetter | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers have transferred RP Mitch Stetter (hip) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Kevin Gregg | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Kevin Gregg earned his 17th save of the season against the New York Yankees Friday, July 29. In one inning of work, he allowed one run on two hits, with one walk and one strikeout.

RP | Yhency Brazoban | Japanese League | Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, Arizona Diamondbacks RP Yhency Brazoban has been sold to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks of the Japanese League.

RP | Ernesto Frieri | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have activated RP Ernesto Frieri from the paternity leave list. In a corresponding move, RP Pat Neshek has been optioned to Triple-A Tucson.

RP | Juan Cruz | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Juan Cruz (groin) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab appearance with Class A Charlotte Saturday, July 30. Barring any setbacks, he might be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list as soon as Tuesday, Aug. 2.

RP | Eric O'Flaherty | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves RP Eric O'Flaherty retired the only two batters he faced Friday, July 29, picking up his 20th hold and lowering his ERA to a minuscule 0.91. O'Flaherty is working on a 22-inning scoreless streak over 25 appearances dating back to June 1.

RP | Leo Nunez | Florida Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy,
Florida Marlins RP Leo Nunez won't be traded at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, according to an American League source. In fact, the Marlins plan to keep Nunez, who is arbitration-eligible, heading into 2012.

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (heart) was placed on the disabled list with a cardiac arrhythmia Friday, July 29. RP Josh Lindblom has been called up from Double-A Chattanooga to replace him on roster.

RP | Ryan Webb | Florida Marlins | Injury,
Florida Marlins RP Ryan Webb (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session Friday, July 29, since landing on the DL July 2.

RP | Bobby Jenks | Boston Red Sox | Injury,
Boston Red Sox RP Bobby Jenks (back) received a cortisone shot in his back Thursday, July 28, and is feeling better.

RP | Mark Worrell | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction,
The Baltimore Orioles outrighted RP Mark Worrell to Triple-A Norfolk after he cleared waivers Friday, July 29.

RP | Daniel Schlereth | Detroit Tigers | Transaction,
The Detroit Tigers recalled RP Daniel Schlereth from the minors Friday, July 29, and optioned RP Chance Ruffin in a corresponding move.

RP | Raul Valdes | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction,
The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned RP Raul Valdes to Triple-A Memphis.

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