1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
On the team's current road trip, Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton stole a base and hit a home run in the same game for only the 14th time in his career, and the first time since July 5, 2005.
1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn and 1B Paul Konerko hit back-to-back home runs Monday, April 23, in a 4-0 shutout of the Oakland Athletics.
1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Monday, April 23, against the Toronto Blue Jays. The two hits pushed his batting average to .203.
1B | Aubrey Huff | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Aubrey Huff (personal) was away from the team Monday, April 23, due to a personal issue. He texted manager Bruce Bochy in the morning and informed the skipper of the issue.
1B | Lars Anderson | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Lars Anderson feels like he is comfortable in left field, saying his goal is to make all the routine plays and not play any doubles into triples by diving at the ball. Manager Bobby Valentine wasn't too enthusiastic about starting Anderson in left field, but if he used him as a pinch hitter, he might be OK playing him out there is needed.
2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knees) could play first base when he returns.
2B | Freddy Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) began a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, April 23, with Class A San Jose. He served as the designated hitter and was hitting second. Sanchez is scheduled to play the field Tuesday, April 24, barring any setbacks.
2B | Skip Schumaker | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Skip Schumaker (undisclosed) returned to the starting lineup Monday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs, and he finished 1-for-3 with a run scored and caught stealing. He got the start in center field with OF Jon Jay (shoulder) sidelined, and Schumaker was lifted for a pinch hitter in the eighth inning.
2B | Bill Hall | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles signed free-agent INF Bill Hall (Yankees) to a minor league deal Monday, April 23.
2B | Joe Thurston | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Philadelphia Phillies released 2B Joe Thurston Monday, April 23.
2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve already has five walks in 58 plate appearances this year after he had just five walks in 234 plate appearances last season. OF Jordan Schafer entered Sunday, April 22, ranked fifth in the National League with 10 walks, and he has reached safely in the team's first 15 games this year. However, he's also third in the league with 19 strikeouts. "I've been walking and striking out a lot more, but that's just a product of me taking more pitches," Schafer said. "I've been behind in the counts and just taking more pitches. It's nothing I'm trying to do on purpose. Maybe if I'm more aggressive, I wouldn't walk as much."
SS | Tyler Pastornicky | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky was held out of the starting lineup for the third straight day Monday, April 23, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The rookie is just batting .175 with a .214 on-base percentage, and he has spent extra time working with hitting coaches Greg Walker and assistant Scott Fletcher the past few days. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Pastornicky will play the next two days.
SS | Jose Reyes | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SS Jose Reyes is likely to get a chilly reception Tuesday, April 23, as he pays a visit to Citi Field for the first time as a visitor to meet the New York Mets, his former team.
SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter picked up four more hits Monday, April 23, against the Texas Rangers, pushing his early season average to .417. He is now hitting a robust .630 (17-for-27) against left-handed pitching.
SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez might start in the outfield at some point, but manager Joe Girardi doesn't sound like he is in a rush to make that happen. "If I feel one guy really needs a day off, I would do it," Girardi said. "You want to get him as familiar as you can as quick as you can, but as long as I have the outfielders that we have right now and the rotation (in left field), I don't necessarily feel that we need him out there."
SS | Alexi Casilla | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins scratched 2B Alexi Casilla (illness) from the lineup Monday, April 23, due to an illness.
SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians activated SS Asdrubal Cabrera from the bereavement list Monday, April 23. RP Nick Hagadone was optioned to Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding move. Cabrera missed six games.
SS | Ronny Cedeno | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets placed SS Ronny Cedeno (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list with a left intercostal strain Monday, April 23, and recalled P Jeremy Hefner from Triple-A Buffalo in a corresponding move. INF Jordany Valdespin is expected to be recalled Tuesday, April 24.
SS | Nate Spears | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox have designated SS Nate Spears for assignment.
3B | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe tied a career high with four hits and drove in three runs Monday, April 23, in a 7-2 win over the Atlanta Braves.
3B | Josh Donaldson | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson was demoted to Triple-A Sacramento to make room for 3B Luke Hughes on the roster. Although the move is presumably to get Donaldson more seasoning at the plate, Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Donaldson will continue to split time between third base and catching.
3B | Ty Wigginton | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ty Wigginton went 2-for-4 with a run scored Monday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, extending his hitting streak to nine games.
3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (knee) was out of the lineup Monday, April 23, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was resting his sore left knee, but hopes to play on his 40th birthday Tuesday, April 24. "Yeah, I was struggling yesterday," Jones said. "I have some pain on the inside joint line that's causing some problems. I just have days where it's, you know, it's not working. Where it's sore."
3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored Monday, April 23, against the Kansas City Royals. The extra-base hit was Lawrie's first in six games.
3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista had just one hit in four at-bats Monday, April 23, against the Kansas City Royals, but it was good for a home run. Bautista finished with a pair of RBIs, giving him nine on the season. However, he is still batting just .214.
3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and two RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader Monday, April 23, against the New York Mets, to push his hitting streak to 16 games. He ties Hall of Fame OF Willie Mays (1960) with the longest hit streak to start a season since the franchise moved to San Francisco.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez swatted a three-run home run Monday, April 23, against the Texas Rangers. It was his 287th homer as a Yankee, trying former OF Bernie Williams for sixth on the team's all-time homers list. Rodriguez is now up to 632 career homers.
3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre (hamstring) will not play Monday, April 23, but manager Ron Washington said Beltre will be fine for the rest of the series. "The hamstring's fine," Washington said. "He's going to work out today. That's good news. If everything works out tonight, there's a possibility you might see him." INF Michael Young is starting at third Monday.
C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Hector Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs in the second game of a doubleheader Monday, April 23, against the New York Mets. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sanchez is earning more of a role, and C Buster Posey might see more time at first base to get Sanchez into the lineup.
C | Chris Stewart | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Chris Stewart had a double, walk and two runs scored Monday, April 23, against the Texas Rangers. As long as Stewart continues to hit, he'll keep the struggling C Francisco Cervelli down at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Russell Martin is receiving a breather Monday, April 23, with C Chris Stewart catching. The team isn't looking to have Stewart serve as the personal catcher for SP CC Sabathia.
C | Mike Rivera | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox have signed free-agent C Mike Rivera (Brewers) and assigned him to Triple-A Pawtucket.
OF | Brett Carroll | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals outrighted OF Brett Carroll to Triple-A Syracuse.
OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Jordan Schafer had an injury scare Monday, April 23, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Schafer fouled a 90-mph fastball off his inner right calf in the first and then spent several minutes walking off the pain. He stayed in the game and doubled the next time he was up.
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun broke out of a 2-for-20 slump with three hits, including a homer, in a 6-5 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday, April 23.
OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (illness) returned to the lineup after missing five games with the flu and inner-ear problems.
OF | Marlon Byrd | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Marlon Byrd had a single in his debut with the ballclub Monday, April 23.
OF | Cody Ross | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Cody Ross had two home runs Monday, April 23, against the Minnesota Twins, including the game-winning shot in a 6-5 victory.
OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino had just one hit in four at-bats Monday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, but that hit was good for a three-run home run, his third homer of the season.
OF | Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a home run, a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs Monday, April 23, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Kubel has hit safely in seven straight games, and 10 of the past 11.
OF | A.J. Pollock | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF A.J. Pollock made a pinch-hitting appearance Monday, April 23, against the Philadelphia Phillies, and he collected his first major league hit with a single to right field in the eighth inning.
OF | Chris B. Young | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Monday, April 23, that he doesn't expect OF Chris B. Young (shoulder) back after 15 days on the disabled list, and he wouldn't commit to any specific timetable for Young's return.
OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton (thumb) went 2-for-3 with his first home run of the season Monday, April 23, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He also scored two runs and had a pair of RBIs. Upton also did not have any homers in spring training.
OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (ribs) left the second game of a doubleheader against the San Francisco Giants Monday, April 23, due to bruised ribs. X-rays were negative. Bay will be re-evaluated Tuesday, April 24.
OF | Nate Schierholtz | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Monday, April 23, that OF Nate Schierholtz has earned everyday playing time. He went 3-for-5 with a triple and run scored in the second game of a doubleheader Monday against the New York Mets to push his batting average to .372.
OF | Joe Mather | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Joe Mather went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBIs Monday, April 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals. His clutch two-run single in the ninth inning propelled the Cubs to a comeback win.
OF | Tony Campana | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Tony Campana came off the bench Monday, April 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals, and he had a single with two stolen bases. Since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa, he has three hits in five at-bats. The three hits equal the hit total of OF Marlon Byrd, traded to the Boston Red Sox over the weekend, in 43 at-bats.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton cracked his eighth home run of the season Monday, April 23, against the New York Yankees. He hit a slider from SP CC Sabathia which traveled an estimated 422 feet. His eight homers leads the American League.
OF | John Mayberry Jr. | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel inserted OF John Mayberry Jr. into the lineup Monday, April 23, giving him his first start in right field. The manager challenged Mayberry to get going if he wants to see more playing time. "I'm going to put him out there, but he's going to get going. He's got to get some hits. We needed to win games more than he needs at-bats. This isn't about one guy," Manuel said. "It's about 25 guys. Playing good is how you get to play."
OF | Hunter Pence | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Hunter Pence (shoulder) is dealing with a left shoulder injury, and he is hitless in his last 15 at-bats. He'll see a doctor Monday, April 23, and is unlikely available to pinch hit.
OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) was scheduled to run and throw Monday, April 23, but he isn't expected to resume hitting until at least Friday, April 27.
OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford (wrist) went 0-for-3 as the designated hitter in an extended spring game Monday, April 23.
OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (shoulder) has more range of motion in his shoulder, and he's wearing a brace instead of a sling.
OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a "significant tear" in the labrum of his left shoulder. He will have season-ending surgery this week.
OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham will go on paternity leave starting Wednesday, April 25, but he could be back as soon as Friday, April 27.
OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (groin) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday, April 27.
OF | Andres Torres | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets OF Andres Torres (calf) and RP D.J. Carrasco (ankle) will both play for Single-A St. Lucie in a rehab game Monday, April 23.
OF | Nyjer Morgan | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Nyjer Morgan, who is hitting a team-low .119, is being benched Monday, April 23, in favor of OF Norichika Aoki. Aoki is hitting .333 in limited duty this year.
OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers general manager Ned Colletti said he plans to address a contact extension for OF Andre Ethier after the new ownership takes over.
OF | Will Venable | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable has hit safely in all 11 of his starts to open the season.
OF | Travis Buck | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Travis Buck (hamstring) was available to pinch hit Sunday, April 22. He hasn't started since Wednesday, April 18, since straining his left hamstring.
OF | Gerardo Parra | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra went 2-for-4 with a grand slam Sunday, April 22.
SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy allowed three hits and two walks while fanning five in a complete-game shutout over the Oakland Athletics Monday, April 23.
SP | Jacob Turner | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP prospect Jacob Turner (shoulder) returned to the mound with four innings of no-hit ball, starting for Class A Lakeland on Monday, April 23, against the Daytona Cubs. Turner, 20 recorded no strikeouts and two walks. The four innings were Turner's first since the Tigers shut him down in spring training with tendonitis in his throwing shoulder.
SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed six hits, five runs and four walks over seven innings Monday, April 23. He struck out four but did not get the decision in Boston's 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins.
SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves have optioned SP Jair Jurrjens to Triple-A Gwinnett after he lasted only three-plus innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Jurrjens, who led the Braves with 13 wins last season despite two trips to the disabled list, is 0-2 with a 9.37 ERA in four starts. He retired only seven of the 17 batters he faced Monday, April 23, and was charged with five runs on nine hits in a 7-2 loss.
SP | Bruce Chen | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen allowed three earned runs, six hits and two walks over seven innings in a loss Monday, April 23, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He threw 68 of his 106 pitches for strikes in the quality start. Despite a 2.52 ERA, Chen has an 0-2 record.
SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick made the start in place of the injured SP Cliff Lee (oblique) Monday, April 23, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was pounded for 11 hits and seven runs while failing to make it out of the fourth inning. In three career starts against Arizona, Kendrick is 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA. The Diamondbacks have hit .433 (29-for-67) during that stretch.
SP | Wade Miley | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed two hits and a walk over six scoreless innings in a win Monday, April 23, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He also struck out seven batters in the win and 81-pitch quality start, improving to 2-0. Despite the strong results, manager Kirk Gibson wouldn't commit to giving Miley another start.
SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow allowed one earned run, seven hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in a win Monday, April 23, against the Kansas City Royals, leveling his record at 1-1. He also struck out three batters in the 100-pitch quality start.
SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed seven earned runs and a career-high 12 hits Monday, April 23, against the San Francisco Giants. He also walked one batter and struck out five, throwing 72 of his 105 pitches for strikes in the loss.
SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks with four strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday, April 23, in the second game of a doubleheader against the New York Mets. He improved to 3-1, winning his third straight start, while lowering his ERA to 2.96.
SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza allowed two earned runs, four hits and three walks over seven innings in a quality start and no-decision Monday, April 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He also struck out five batters in the 108-pitch quality start, lowering his ERA to 3.38.
SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed one earned run, six hits and a walk with four strikeouts over 7 2/3 innings in a no-decision Monday, April 23, against the Chicago Cubs. The bullpen blew a one-run lead to spoil Garcia's outing.
SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) allowed three earned runs, six hits and no walks in four innings of a minor league rehab start with Class A Salem Monday, April 23. He served up two homers in the outing.
SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish will face the New York Yankees Tuesday, April 24, and he'll be opposed by fellow countryman SP Hiroki Kuroda.
SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed seven earned runs, nine hits and four walks over six innings in a loss against the New York Yankees Monday, April 23. Holland's ERA climbed from 3.10 to 4.78 with the awful outing. He is now 0-5 with a 9.53 ERA against the Yankees in his career.
SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano, who will be skipped in his next start, will not move to the bullpen. He'll receive eight days of rest before his next start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, May 1.
SP | Rodrigo Lopez | Chicago Cubs | Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs designated SP Rodrigo Lopez for assignment Monday, April 23, but the team wants him in the starting rotation with Class AAA if he isn't picked up off waivers.
SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
Updating a previous item, New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said SP Freddy Garcia will "absolutely" remain in the starting rotation.
SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum won his first game of the year by beating the New York Mets Monday, April 23. He gave up one run in five innings while striking out eight, but he also walked five and gave up four hits to lower his ERA from 10.54 to 8.20. It was his fourth straight win against the Mets, and he hasn't given up more than one run in any of his previous wins against them.
SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis has gone 25 2/3 straight innings without a walk since walking a hitter in his opening day start against the Chicago White Sox.
SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) will have his dye-contrast MRI exam pushed back to Tuesday, April 24, due to "scheduling conflicts."
SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Chien-Ming Wang (hamstring) tossed 51 pitches in three innings in an extended spring game Monday, April 23, giving up one run and five hits while walking none and striking out three.
SP | Jeremy Jeffress | Kansas City Royals | Injury,
Kansas City Royals RP Jeremy Jeffress (arm) is available to pitch Monday, April 23, after being hit by a line drive in his arm Sunday, April 22.
SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (forearm) will start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas Wednesday, April 25, and he's likely to be added to the starting rotation to replace SP Luis Mendoza when he's ready.
SP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daniel Bard said he's comfortable shifting to the bullpen temporarily, but he will not make back-to-back appearances out of the pen this week.
SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton (shoulder) threw a few pitches off a mound Monday, April 23, and he's also been long tossing from 200 feet. There is still no timetable for him to pitch in a rehab game.
SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister (side) said he still has no specific timetable for his return from the 15-day disabled list.
SP | Aaron Cook | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Aaron Cook, who is 2-00 with a 1.35 ERA with Triple-A Pawtucket in three starts, could join the rotation if the team decides to keep SP Daniel Bard in the bullpen. Cook has a May 1 opt-out date in his contract.
SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (shoulder) threw a 52-pitch bullpen Sunday, April 22, and he will make the start Tuesday, April 24, against the Boston Red Sox.
RP | Al Alburquerque | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.
RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Toronto Blue Jays CL Sergio Santos (shoulder) had an MRI reveal no structural damage in his right shoulder. He won't throw for 10-14 days and will be evaluated at that time.
RP | Francisco Cordero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Francisco Cordero allowed a hit in a 16-pitch scoreless ninth inning Monday, April 23, against the Kansas City Royals for his second save of the season.
RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte allowed two earned runs, a hit and two walks while retiring just two batters Monday, April 23, in a blown save and loss against the Chicago Cubs. He needed 31 pitches, and he threw just 18 for strikes.
RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera recorded his fourth save of the season, and 607th of his career, Monday, April 23, against the Texas Rangers. He worked a perfect ninth inning.
RP | David Phelps | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP David Phelps is unlikely to be available until Wednesday, April 25, manager Joe Girardi said Monday, April 23.
RP | Mark Lowe | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Mark Lowe worked two perfect innings against the New York Yankees Monday, April 23, and he recorded three strikeouts. He has yet to allow a run this season.
RP | Kerry Wood | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs RP Kerry Wood (shoulder) is expected to resume throwing off a mound soon. There is a chance he'll need to go on a minor league rehab assignment.
RP | Mike Gonzalez | free agent | Injury, Free Agents,
Free-agent RP Mike Gonzalez (knee) is fully recovered from offseason knee surgery and has started to throw bullpen sessions for teams that are interested, according to his agent, Scott Boras. Boras said he expects his client to sign in the next 10 days.
RP | D.J. Carrasco | New York Mets | Injury,
New York Mets RP D.J. Carrasco (ankle) allowed no hits and no runs while walking one in his one-inning, eight-pitch outing for Single-A St. Lucie Monday, April 23. He threw six of his eight pitches for strikes.
RP | Justin Miller | free agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents,
The Texas Rangers released RP Justin Miller (elbow) Monday, April 23. He was dealing with a partial tear of his right ulnar collateral ligament.
RP | Greg Holland | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (rib), who has a left rib stress reaction, will be shut down for five days and will likely miss the next three weeks.
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