Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 30, 2012 @ 09:17:40 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton hit a pinch-hit grand slam Sunday, April 29.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols went 0-for-4 to extend his career-long homerless streak to 117 at-bats. Pujols is homerless in 22 games since signing his $240 million contract with the Angels.

1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals training staff postponed the first run for 1B Lance Berkman (calf) since he landed on the disabled list with residual tightness in his strained left calf. Berkman was scheduled to run in the outfield Sunday, April 29; however, the plan changed when trainers became concerned over what they felt during a morning examination. Berkman insists he no longer feels discomfort in the area.

1B | Carlos Lee | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 1B Carlos Lee (ankle) said his sprained left ankle is improving, and that he hopes to return next week. "It's not my call, but I hope to give it a shot," Lee said. "It's feeling better. Still a little sore. I won't know for sure until I get in for treatment (Monday, April 30) and move around a little bit."

1B | Jim Thome | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Jim Thome (back) will visit with a team doctor before the game against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 29. He said it feels the same as last night, when he was lifted from the game in the fifth inning because of back tightness.

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH/1B Paul Konerko (neck) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, April 29, because of a stiff neck. OF Dayan Viciedo will serve as the designated hitter and OF Kosuke Fukudome will start in left field.

1B | Tyler Moore | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals have placed INF Mark DeRosa (undisclosed) on the 15-day disabled list with an undisclosed injury. In a corresponding move, 1B/OF Tyler Moore has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak and SS Brendan Ryan will receive the day off Sunday, April 29, against the Toronto Blue Jays. INF Alex Liddi will start at first base and bat cleanup.

1B | Casey Kotchman | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 1B Casey Kotchman snapped a hitless streak of 24 at-bats Friday, April 27, against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Hisanori Takahashi, with a seventh-inning single. He finished the game 1-for-4 with a run scored.

1B | Casey McGehee | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided to shake up his batting order prior to the game against the Atlanta Braves Friday, April 27, by dropping 1B Casey McGehee to the No. 7 spot in the lineup. OF Garrett Jones was moved up to the cleanup spot, followed by 2B Neil Walker and 3B Pedro Alvarez. This gave the Pirates three consecutive left-handed batters in front of McGehee as they faced right-handed SP Tommy Hanson. Jones, Walker and Alvarez combined to go 2-for-9 with three walks in the game, while McGehee went 1-for-3.

1B | Chris Parmelee | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins team doctors have ruled out a concussion for 1B Chris Parmelee (head). He is considered day to day.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (Achilles') said Friday, April 27, that he hopes to travel to Clearwater, Fla., Sunday, April 29, and he might resume baseball activities within a week. He was examined earlier in the day by the team of specialists that has been treating the wound that became infected in February. "They thought it looked good," Howard said. "So I'm going to try to finagle (the front office) to let me head down there."

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis is taking the day off while the team faces a left-handed pitcher Friday, April 27. INF Zach Lutz will receive his first major league start.


Second Baseman

2B | Tyler Greene | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Tyler Greene was successful in his first 17 attempts to swipe a base in the majors, a stretch dating back to 2009, before he was out at home Sunday, April 29.

2B | Daniel Descalso | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso's playing time has been significantly reduced in the last week, as he's logged just eight at-bats and has seen his average plummet to .200 (10-for-50). 2B Skip Schumaker is seeing the majority of time at second base.

2B | Reese Havens | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets minor league 2B Reese Havens (back), currently playing with Double-A Binghamton, has been activated from the disabled list. He had been sidelined since spring training because of a back injury.

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis is 11-for-26 (.423) over his last seven games after going 8-for-48 (.167) through the season's first 12 contests.

2B | Josh Barfield | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have released minor league INF Josh Barfield from Triple-A Norfolk to make room for RP Jason Berken.

2B | Omar Infante | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins 2B Omar Infante (hamstring) is back in the starting lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, April 29. He entered the previous day's game as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, collecting a triple and scoring a run.

2B | Marco Scutaro | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 2B Marco Scutaro went 4-for-5 with a triple, a walk and four runs scored against the New York Mets Friday, April 27.

2B | Orlando Hudson | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Orlando Hudson extended his hitting streak to 10 games Friday, April 27.

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve is hitting .378 with one homer, 10 RBIs and four steals on the season.

2B | Luke Hughes | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics 2B Luke Hughes (illness) was scratched from the lineup Friday, April 27, with an illness.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) remains in Arizona, where he is working with a physical therapist. "He's going to be out there (Arizona) for another week or so and then we'll see where he stands," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday, April 27. "But he seems to be progressing very well. When he gets to the point where he's feeling significantly more comfortable, we'll get him down to (Class A Clearwater) and get him going."

2B | Freddy Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) tweaked his surgically repaired right shoulder, and vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said Sanchez will be pulled off his minor-league rehab assignment with Class A San Jose for five days.

2B | Ryan Raburn | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he plans to use 2B Ryan Raburn as the starting second baseman.

2B | Robert Andino | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles 2B Robert Andino is back in the starting lineup Friday, April 27, after missing two games while on paternity leave. RP Jason Berken is expected to be sent back to the minors. INF Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base Friday.


Shortstop

SS | Ruben Tejada | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada finished 3-for-6 and completed the three-game series with 10 hits. The last Mets player to accomplish that feat was Edgardo Alfonzo from April 28-30, 2000 against the Rockies. Tejada was 10-for-17 (.588) with five runs scored in the three games.

SS | Marwin Gonzalez | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros activated SS Marwin Gonzalez from the paternity list Sunday, April 29. He will re-join the team Monday, April 30.

SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
For the second consecutive game, Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins will lead off against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 29. OF Hunter Pence will bat third, with INF Ty Wigginton batting cleanup and playing third base.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter's 15-game hit streak ended Friday, April 27.

SS | Jose Reyes | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SS Jose Reyes is taking his first day off Friday, April 27. He went 3-for-20 on the team's recent road trip, including 1-for-12 against the New York Mets. OF Emilio Bonifacio is leading off Friday, and INF Donnie Murphy is playing shortstop.


Third Baseman

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria is hitting .550 (11-for-20) with runners in scoring position this season.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) was out of the lineup due to a stiff lower back Sunday, April 29.

3B | Ty Wigginton | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ty Wigginton ended his 13-game hitting streak Sunday, April 29.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion hit a homer for the third consecutive day Sunday, April 29.

3B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers DH Michael Young is 3-for-23 in his last six games.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF David Freese struck out three times Sunday, April 29, against the Milwaukee Brewers, and his 22 whiffs in 75 at-bats put him on a pace for 162 this season. Freese's at-bat-to-strikeout ratio is 3.41. Only Tyler Greene (2.69) and Daniel Descalso (3.33) strike out more frequently. "I get frustrated with the strikeouts because you can't do much if you don't put the ball in play," said Freese.

3B | Brandon Inge | free agent | Free Agents
The Oakland Athletics will sign free-agent 3B Brandon Inge (Tigers).

3B | Mark DeRosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals INF Mark DeRosa (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained oblique.

3B | Hanley Ramirez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins 3B Hanley Ramirez hit a walk-off single in the ninth inning Saturday, April 28, in a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval's 20-game hitting streak came to an end Saturday, April 28, in a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres.

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie has an eight-game hitting streak through Saturday, April 28.

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera recorded his 1,000th career RBI Friday, April 27.

3B | Jordan Pacheco | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Jordan Pacheco has been playing regularly at Triple-A Colorado Springs, as he makes the transition from catch. He has hit well in Colorado Springs, and is making strides defensively. "It's not been a matter of catching the ball," manager Jim Tracy said. "It's a matter of standing in a position that he had not played a whole lot over the course of the last few years and thinking about, 'What am I going to do with this ball if it's hit to me in this situation.'"

3B | Kyle Seager | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Kyle Seager was held out of the starting lineup Friday, April 27, but he will return to the lineup Saturday, April 28. "I talked with Seager. I wanted to play him yesterday and today, too," manager Eric Wedge said. "But you can only throw nine out there and we've got other things going on with other players we've got to navigate through right now. But we'll have him back out there tomorrow. He understands that."

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals expect 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) to come off the disabled list when he's eligible Saturday, May 5. OF Bryce Harper could be sent back to the minors then, but he'll start everyday in left field until Zimmerman is back.

3B | Danny Valencia | Minnesota Twins | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins are interested in signing free-agent 3B Brandon Inge (Tigers), and they could use him as part of a platoon at third base with 3B Sean Burroughs, which would send 3B Danny Valencia to Triple-A Rochester for more seasoning.

3B | Don Kelly | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Delmon Young is not in the lineup Friday, April 27, following his arrest for accusations involving a hate-crime related assault. INF Don Kelly is starting in left field in his place.


Catcher

C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero and 2B Aaron Hill are out of the lineup Monday, April 30.

C | Geovany Soto | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Geovany Soto (back) is expected to return to the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, April 30.

C | Koyie Hill | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have signed free-agent C Koyie Hill (Cardinals) and assigned him to Double-A Pensacola.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (side) and 3B Chipper Jones are in the starting lineup Sunday, April 29, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (knee) said his knee was fine after he was hit by a foul tip Saturday, April 28, but he will get the day off against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, April 29.

C | Welington Castillo | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Geovany Soto (back) is out of the starting lineup Saturday, April 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies, because of upper back tightness. C Welington Castillo will start in his place.

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (illness) will be rested against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, April 28, because he is dealing with flu-like symptoms. He is expected to return to action Sunday, April 29.

C | Steve Clevenger | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs recalled C Welington Castillo from Triple-A Iowa and optioned C Steve Clevenger to Iowa.

C | Nick Hundley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres C Nick Hundley had four hits Friday, April 27, and is hitting .395 over his last 10 games.

C | Ramon Hernandez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Ramon Hernandez hit a grand slam and had five RBIs Friday, April 27.

C | Yasmani Grandal | San Diego Padres | Injury
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal (hamstring) is set to come off the disabled list with Triple-A Tucson this weekend. Grandal was dealing with a typical hamstring tweak.

C | Rob Johnson | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets C Rob Johnson (knee) is on the disabled list with Triple-A Buffalo with a left knee sprain.


Outfielder

OF | Logan Morrison | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Logan Morrison is out of the lineup against a left-handed starter Monday, April 30.

OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig (knee) is expected to come off the disabled list and receive regular at-bats at first base Tuesday, May 1, until 1B Lance Berkman (calf) returns.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan extended his hitting streak to 14 games Sunday, April 29.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold extended his hitting streak to 14 games Sunday, April 29.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Miami Marlins | Transaction
The Miami Marlins optioned OF Chris Coghlan and RP Mike Dunn to Triple-A New Orleans and recalled OF Bryan Petersen and RP Dan Jennings.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer of the season Sunday, April 29.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Jordan Schafer has reached base in 22 consecutive games.

OF | Jay Bruce | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce hit his fourth homer in four games Sunday, April 29.

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher (hamstring) will be out a few days with a slightly strained left hamstring. The injury isn't believed to be serious enough to put him on the disabled list.

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter dropped a fly ball in right field that scored Cleveland Indians OF Aaron Cunningham and OF Michael Brantley Sunday, April 29. The Indians won the game 4-0.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran has five steals in 22 games, one more than he had in 142 games last season. "That's how we played in spring training," Beltran said. "In spring training we had a lot of success being aggressive on the bases, and we still have to play the same way."

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
On the heels of a double hit Saturday, April 28, Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper hit a single and walked the following day in a 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (shoulder) accompanied the team on its recent road trip, and he went through a set of exercises designated to help him re-gain normal range of motion in his shoulder. Once that occurs, he figures to progress to strengthening exercises, and eventually, to throwing and hitting.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (back) left the game Sunday, April 29, against the Tampa Bay Rays due to stiffness in his back, but he expects to be right back in there Monday, April 30. "I don't expect it to affect anything tomorrow," Hamilton said.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) is getting close to a minor-league rehab assignment, perhaps starting as early as mid-week, according to manager Bud Black. The skipper said Quentin will either play with Triple-A Tucson or Class A Lake Elsinore, serving as the designated hitter initially before heading out to the field.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (migraine) was scratched Sunday, April 29, against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a migraine.

OF | Kirk Nieuwenhuis | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Sunday, April 29, that he might have second thoughts on moving OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to left field from center when OF Andres Torres (calf) returns from the 15-day disabled list. Nieuwenhuis might have changed his manager's mind when he robbed Colorado Rockies INF Jonathan Herrera of an extra-base hit to left-center in the fifth inning. "Well, I'm going to talk to Andres, but right now I am (going to move Nieuwenhuis). I mean, (Andres has) been playing center all the time. And I know Kirk has also," Collins said. "But we've got to mix and match our outfield and do it with what I think may be the best lineup."

OF | Johnny Damon | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said Sunday, April 29, that OF Johnny Damon will join the team Tuesday, May 1.

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians continue to take the cautious approach with OF Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring) in his recovery from a strained left hamstring. "He's still feeling something there," manager Manny Acta said. "That's the report we've gotten from the training staff. We wouldn't be holding anybody back here."

OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout is batting in the leadoff spot against Cleveland Indians SP Derek Lowe Sunday, April 29.

OF | Delmon Young | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers OF Delmon Young will be evaluated under baseball's employee assistance program Monday, April 30. General manager Dave Dombrowski said Young will be evaluated for alcohol and anger management issues and if the doctor doing the evaluation allows it, he could return to the lineup as soon as Tuesday, May 1, against the Kansas City Royals.

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Grady Sizemore (back) started taking dry swings Saturday, April 28. He has also been participating in a walking and jogging program, along with light agility drills.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (pectoral) has been throwing and taking batting practice recently but has not done any running. He is expected to resume full workouts Tuesday, May 1.

OF | LeVon Washington | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians minor league OF LeVon Washington (hip) is expected to be sidelined for two to four months following right hip surgery Monday, April 30.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer in the second inning and had a tie-breaking, two-run single in the fifth Saturday, April 28, against the Colorado Rockies, off SP Guillermo Moscoso. The Mets won the game 7-5.

OF | Juan Rivera | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Juan Rivera (hamstring) tested his strained left hamstring by running in the outfield grass before the game Saturday, April 28, and he was cleared to pinch hit. He appeared in the game and hit into a double play as a pinch hitter. Manager Don Mattingly said there is no timetable for Rivera to return to the field. "We can't throw him out there," Mattingly said. "He's got to be able to do some stuff before we can put him in the field. If it's another day-to-day, then we're starting to get into a few days down the road, see where we're at. We're hoping in a couple days."

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp hit his fifth career game-ending home run his major league-leading 11th homer of the season off Washington Nationals SP Tom Gorzelanny in the 10th inning to lift the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory Saturday, April 28, at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers overcame a 3-1 deficit with two runs in the ninth inning.

OF | Matt Diaz | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said C Brian McCann (side) could return to action by Monday, April 30. OF Matt Diaz will serve as the team's emergency catcher.

OF | Endy Chavez | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Endy Chavez (abdomen) will not be in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, April 28, even though the results of an MRI exam on his abdominal area came back without any problems.

OF | Travis Snider | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays minor league OF Travis Snider (wrist), currently playing for Triple-A Las Vegas, underwent an MRI exam Friday, April 27, after he jammed his right wrist while making a diving catch during the previous day's game.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs against the New York Mets Friday, April 27.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson went 4-for-5 with a pair of doubles, two runs scored and two runs batted in against the New York Yankees Friday, April 27.

OF | Jon Jay | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay went 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and a run scored against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 27.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings went 2-for-5 with a run scored against the Texas Rangers Friday, April 27, to extend his hitting streak to nine games.

OF | Bobby Abreu | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will eat the remainder of OF Bobby Abreu's $9 million salary after they released him Friday, April 27.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout is hitting leadoff in his season debut Saturday, April 28. OF Vernon Wells is not in the lineup.

OF | Jeremy Hermida | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction
San Diego Padres OF Jeremy Hermida (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right adductor. OF Blake Tekotte was recalled from Triple-A Tucson.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez homered and drove in six runs Friday, April 27.

OF | Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel had four hits Friday, April 27, to extend his hitting streak to 10 games.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp stole his 26th consecutive base Friday, April 27.

OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham (personal) will come off the paternity list Saturday, April 28.

OF | Ben Revere | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins optioned OF Ben Revere to Triple-A Rochester Friday, April 27.

OF | Scott Hairston | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Scott Hairston hit for the cycle Friday, April 27, against the Colorado Rockies, the 10th cycle in franchise history. "It's a big feat. It's something a lot of players can't say they've done. I'm proud of that," Hairston said.

OF | Joshua Bell | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Joshua Bell (knee) had surgery Friday, April 27, to repair the meniscus in his left knee. Bell is expected to return to game action before the season is over. He is one of the organization's top hitting prospects.

OF | Mike Carp | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Carp (shoulder) remains on his minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma. He has struggled at the plate with the Rainiers, and can only stay on the rehab for 20 days, a period which ends Thursday, May 3. "We'll give him time," manager Eric Wedge said. "You've only got 20 days down there anyway and he's rapidly approaching that. If we can give him the time he needs to get a little further along with his swing and, more importantly, with his arm, we're going to do it." Wedge wants to see Carp in back-to-back games to know his arm is fully healed.

OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (hip) has been diagnosed with a Grade 3 hip flexor strain, which means he will be out at least four weeks and maybe longer.

OF | Jarrod Dyson | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals recalled OF Jarrod Dyson from Triple-A Omaha Friday, April 27, and optioned OF Jason Bourgeois to Omaha in a corresponding move. Dyson hit .333 with three triples, three doubles and had seven stolen bases in eight tries with Omaha.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford (elbow) has a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow, an injury that typically requires Tommy John surgery, but Crawford will instead opt for conservative treatment. He's expected to miss another three months, but Crawford thinks he'll return sooner. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection and will be shut down from baseball activities for the time being.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Patrick Corbin | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned RP Joe Martinez to Triple-A Reno and recalled SP Patrick Corbin from Reno.

SP | Danny Duffy | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy (elbow) reported no problems after throwing a bullpen session Sunday, April 29.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in his win over the Boston Red Sox Sunday, April 29. He allowed a run on three hits and a walk while fanning nine in 6 2/3 innings.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed two runs on six hits and two walks while fanning six in five innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, April 29. "My cutter was pretty good, coming in on the lefties. My fastball wasn't exactly how I wanted it, but it was good enough. ... I was able to keep them off-balance good enough and locate just good enough," Hudson said. "It wasn't a great day from me, stuff-wise, but I feel like it was step better from me than my last time out, my last rehab start," he said.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza allowed one hit and one walk while fanning 10 in seven shutout innings to beat the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, April 29.

SP | Wade Miley | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed a hit, an unearned run and two walks while fanning six in 6 1/3 innings to beat the Miami Marlins Sunday, April 29. He's now 3-0 with a 1.29 ERA.

SP | Derek Lowe | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Derek Lowe allowed three hits in 7 2/3 innings as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were shut out for the fourth time this season, 4-0, on Sunday, April 29.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price improved to 4-1 this season with a 5-2 win Sunday, April 29, over the Texas Rangers. Price joins SP James Shields (4-0 this April), Andy Sonnanstine (2008) and Matt Garza (2010) in a tie for most April wins in franchise history.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks is struggling with consistency and command. Over his past four starts, he has allowed 15 walks in 24 1/3 innings, striking out just 16 and allowing four home runs. His ERA is also up to 6.23. "I'm not okay with it at all. I stole two wins and pitched like (crap) the other ones," Danks said Sunday, April 29. "That's way too inconsistent. That's the deal." Danks has struggled to command his changeup. Danks has thrown plenty of good ones - about one in every five has resulted in a swing and miss - but the bad ones have hurt. Without his changeup, he has essentially been a two-pitch pitcher, with a fastball and cutter.

SP | Anthony Bass | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Anthony Bass is drawing rave reviews, especially from manager Bud Black. The skipper has been impressive with the improvements Bass has made since he first appeared in the big leagues with the team last season. "It's more than a tick better. I would say he's much improved in a lot of areas," Black said. Bass used a three-pitch mix - fastball, slider and changeup - in his latest successful start Friday, April 27.

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Tim Stauffer (elbow) allowed two runs and six hits over 3 2/3 innings in his first minor-league rehab start Sunday, April 29, with Class A Lake Elsinore. Manager Bud Black said the team will meet with Stauffer Monday, April 30, but added he will need another rehab start, and perhaps even another. "At least two, maybe three," Black said.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez issued walks to the heart of the Los Angeles Dodgers' order - OF Matt Kemp, OF Andre Ethier and 3B Juan Uribe - and didn't waste a strike on Ethier or Uribe. That loaded the bases for 1B James Loney, who dumped a single into center field to score Kemp and Ethier with the game's only runs in a 2-1 Dodgers win Sunday, April 29. The win knocked Gonzalez's record to 2-1.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings Sunday, April 29, guiding his team to a 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals.

SP | Justin Masterson | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson has struggled with command issues for most of the season, although Friday, April 27, he was much more efficient. Manager Manny Acta noted that Masterson had slid more to the third-base side of the pitching rubber at the start of his delivery. "More or less, it's arm slot," Masterson said. "It's kind of getting through the ball and not getting underneath it. That's pretty much what happened. Now, the movement on the rubber, in essence, is where we had been before. I kind of creeped over a little bit, so we scooted back over. In a sense, that would give you more room for error."

SP | Nathan Eovaldi | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated SP Nathan Eovaldi to Double-A Chattanooga Sunday, April 29, and the team activated RP Todd Coffey (knee) from the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Jordan Lyles | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Houston Astros optioned SP Jordan Lyles to Triple-A Oklahoma City Sunday, April 29, after his start against the Cincinnati Reds. He allowed three runs and four hits in six innings in a no-decision.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) is scheduled to make his next rehab start Wednesday, May 2, with Class A Modesto.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, an MRI exam for Colorado Rockies SP Jeremy Guthrie (shoulder) revealed no structural damage. He is penciled in as the starting pitcher against the San Diego Padres Monday, May 7, when he is eligible to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SPs Jonathan Sanchez and Luke Hochevar have flip-flopped spots in the starting rotation because Sanchez is battling the flu. Hochevar will start against the Detroit Tigers Monday, April 30, with Sanchez pitching Tuesday, May 1.

SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees P Freddy Garcia has been moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen.

SP | D.J. Mitchell | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have promoted P D.J. Mitchell from the minor leagues. No corresponding roster move has been announced, although it could spell the end of SP Freddy Garcia's stint in the starting rotation, with RP David Phelps possibly moving into the rotation.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) allowed one run on three hits over 4 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Double-A Portland Saturday, April 28, with two walks and seven strikeouts. He threw 44 of his 74 pitches for strikes, ranging from 73 to 93 mph.

SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister (side) will make a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Toledo Wednesday, May 2.

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowed one run and seven hits, walked two and struck out five in a 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins. "It was a battle trying to throw strikes," Kennedy said. "I don't know. I wasn't very efficient pitches-wise. I think halfway through I looked up and I had about 50-50 balls and strikes."

SP | Guillermo Moscoso | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Guillermo Moscoso, who was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs Saturday, April 28, gave up six runs on nine hits in five innings in that night's start against the New York Mets. The Mets won 7-5.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum pitched eight sharp innings in his longest start of the season Saturday, April 28, in a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres. Lincecum overcame some early control problems to allow three hits with five strikeouts and four walks. He threw 121 pitches and retired 17 of the last 19 batters he faced after giving up an unearned run in the second inning.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz (forearm) said Saturday, April 28, that his forearm is fine. He expects to make his next scheduled start Wednesday, May 2, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I'm good to go, no problems," Pomeranz said. "I don't see any issues."

SP | Kevin Millwood | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Kevin Millwood surrendered three runs -- one earned -- on seven hits in seven innings Saturday, April 28, in a 7-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow struck out nine while allowing five hits and no walks to record the win in a 7-0 victory Saturday, April 28, over the Seattle Mariners. Three Blue Jay relievers combined with Morrow for just one hit and one walk over three innings to complete the shutout.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg went seven innings Thursday, April 28, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, and he ended up with five hits surrendered, one run, no walks and nine strikeouts. Strasburg didn't get the decision in his team's 4-3 loss.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley scattered five hits and a run over seven strong innings, striking out six and walking two before the Washington Nationals rallied for a pair of runs in the top of the ninth. Billingsley didn't earn a decision, but the Dodgers won 4-3.

SP | Deolis Guerra | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins have promoted minor league P Deolis Guerra from Double-A New Britain to Triple-A Rochester, after he went 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA in seven relief appearances.

SP | Luis Perez | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Luis Perez (2-1) allowed four runs on four hits over one-third of an inning in a loss to the Seattle Mariners Friday, April 27.

SP | Charlie Furbush | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP Charlie Furbush (2-1) struck out one batter in two-thirds of an inning in a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, April 27.

SP | Ricky Romero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Seattle Mariners Friday, April 27, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver allowed seven hits over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Cleveland Indians Friday, April 27, with four walks and eight strikeouts.

SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (3-1) allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings in a victory over the San Francisco Giants Saturday, April 27, with no walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Daniel Bard (2-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over seven innings in a victory over the Chicago White Sox Saturday, April 27, with one walk and six strikeouts.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (2-0) allowed two runs on three hits over eight innings in a victory over the Washington Nationals Friday, April 27, with one walk and six strikeouts. He has won 10 consecutive decisions dating back to last season and 12 straight decisions at home.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (2-1) allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, April 27, with two walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta (1-2) allowed four runs on four hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Oakland Athletics Friday, April 27, with two walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (1-3) allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings in a victory over the Baltimore Orioles Friday, April 27, with three walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake (0-3) allowed six runs (three earned) on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Houston Astros Friday, April 27, with no walks and one strikeout. The game matched the shortest start of his career.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Wandy Rodriguez (2-2) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in a victory over the Cincinnati Reds Friday, April 27, with two walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Carlos Zambrano (0-2) allowed three runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, April 27, with two walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Paul Maholm | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Paul Maholm (2-2) allowed one run on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, April 27, with no walks and one strikeout.

SP | Kris Medlen | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Kris Medlen earned his first save of the year against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 27. He tossed three scoreless innings, allowing only one walk.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (3-1) allowed seven runs (six earned) on 14 hits over five innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, April 27, with one walk and three strikeouts. Harrison's ERA for the season rose from 1.66 to 3.38.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tommy Hanson (3-2) allowed one run on six hits over six innings in a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, April 27, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | A.J. Burnett | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (1-1) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Atlanta Braves Friday, April 27, with three walks and eight strikeouts.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte will make another start in the minors with Double-A Trenton Monday, April 30.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Mike Pelfrey (elbow) will visit with Dr. James Andrews Monday, April 30, to determine if he needs season-ending elbow surgery.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook allowed a run on seven hits and no walks while fanning five in seven innings to beat the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, April 27. He's now 3-1 with a 1.30 ERA.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo allowed eight runs on eight hits and two walks in two innings against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, April 27. He's now 1-9 with a 7.05 ERA against them lifetime.

SP | Joe Saunders | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Joe Saunders allowed three hits and two walks while fanning four in a complete-game shutout over the Miami Marlins Friday, April 27.

SP | Josh Outman | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies RP Josh Outman (oblique) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, April 28, with Class A Modesto. He will work the first inning, and then continue in his progression as a reliever.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay allowed three earned runs and six hits with two walks over seven innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs Friday, April 27. He dropped to 1-5 in six career starts against the Cubs.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (oblique) had an MRI Thursday, April 26, and it confirmed the original diagnosis. "Cliff's got a Grade 1 left external oblique strain, which is kind of what we thought it was going to be," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Friday, April 27. "And he seems to be doing better and better every day. Hopefully he'll only miss a couple starts, but we'll see how it goes." Lee is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list May 4.

SP | Chris Schwinden | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday, April 27, that the team will use SP Chris Schwinden Wednesday, May 2, against the Houston Astros. Collins felt Schwinden pitched well until he and the team unraveled in an 11-run fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies Friday.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Chris Young (shoulder) will throw 70 pitches in a simulated game Monday, April 30. The earliest he is expected to return is sometime in late May, barring any setbacks.

SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs WR Jeff Samardzija will make his next scheduled start Tuesday, May 1, against the Cincinnati Reds. The move is being made to allow SP Chris Volstad to work Monday, April 30, and work on regular rest.

SP | Randy Wells | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Randy Wells is scheduled to start Saturday, April 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies, in place of the injured SP Ryan Dempster (quadriceps). It appears Dempster will then be able to take his next turn in the rotation, so Wells is likely to get just the one more start.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster (quadriceps) is on track to return from the 15-day disabled list when eligible, meaning he will miss just one more scheduled start.

SP | Josh Collmenter | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said the team is considering moving SP Josh Collmenter to the bullpen and calling up a new starting pitcher Monday, April 30.

SP | Duane Below | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Duane Below will start Monday, April 30, and for as long as SP Doug Fister (side) remains on the disabled list.

SP | Edwin Jackson | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Edwin Jackson threw 33 sliders in his outing against the San Diego Padres Thursday, April 26. The Padres swung at 17 of them and missed 12.

SP | Kyle Weiland | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Kyle Weiland (shoulder) landed on the disabled list with bursitis in his right shoulder. His DL stint is backdated to Wednesday, April 25.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Scott Linebrink | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Scott Linebrink (shoulder) will be re-examined Monday, April 30, by a team orthopedist after experiencing lingering tightness in his right shoulder during a bullpen session the previous day. Linebrink, on the disabled list retroactive to March 30 with shoulder capsulitis, said he completed his 25-pitch session before Sunday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers but never found the session routine.

RP | Hector Santiago | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura did not give RP Hector Santiago a save chance Sunday, April 29, against the Boston Red Sox because of RP Matt Thornton's past history against the batters in the meat of Boston's order. Ventura might start picking his spots with Santiago and Thornton, giving Santiago favorable matchups in which he can work to get his command to where it needs to be. Ventura said that Santiago is not off of ninth-inning duties.

RP | Todd Coffey | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated SP Nathan Eovaldi to Double-A Chattanooga Sunday, April 29, and the team activated RP Todd Coffey (knee) from the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Javy Guerra | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday, April 29, he used RP Kenley Jansen ahead of RP Javy Guerra in a save chance because he had the freshest arm. Jansen needed 26 pitches in the scoreless inning, walking two batters and striking out the side.

RP | Rhiner Cruz | Houston Astros | Injury,
Houston Astros manager Bradley Mills said Sunday, April 29, that RP Rhiner Cruz (ankle) is improving, and might be available as soon as Monday, April 30.

RP | Jordan Walden | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Jordan Walden is working to gain better command of his slider, and build more confidence in his changeup. He recently was stripped of closer duties. "Our preference is to get him into a low-profile inning and let him work on some stuff," manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, April 29. "He can make adjustments working in the bullpen and pitching some innings that aren't going to be as critical, where he can experiment with a pitch to get a better feel."

RP | Cory Gearrin | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves have activated SP Tim Hudson (back) from the 15-day disabled list and he will make his season debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, April 29. In a corresponding move, RP Cory Gearrin has been optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

RP | Cody Eppley | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have optioned RP Cody Eppley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

RP | George Sherrill | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP George Sherrill (elbow) will undergo elbow surgery next month and is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

RP | Ronald Belisario | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Ronald Belisario gave up five hits, three runs (all earned), walked none, and struck out one in two innings for Class A Rancho Cucamonga. Belisario's 25-game suspension for a positive drug test will expire in time for him to join the Dodgers on Friday, May 4, in Chicago, but he must be added to the 40-man roster first.

RP | Matt Guerrier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Matt Guerrier (elbow tendonitis) threw from a flat surface for the first time Saturday, April 28. He is unlikely to be activated from the disabled list on time Friday, May 4.

RP | Francisco Cordero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Francisco Cordero blew his first save of the season Friday, April 27, against the Seattle Mariners. He allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits over one inning, with one walk and no strikeouts.

RP | Brian Duensing | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Brian Duensing (0-2) allowed two runs on two hits over one inning in a loss to the Kansas City Royals Friday, April 27, with one walk and no strikeouts.

RP | Jose Mijares | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Jose Mijares (1-1) allowed one hit over one scoreless inning in a victory over the Minnesota Twins Friday, April 27.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Jonathan Broxton earned his third save of the season against the Minnesota Twins Friday, April 27. He struck out two of the three batters he faced.

RP | Matt Reynolds | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RP Matt Reynolds (3-0) allowed two hits over one scoreless inning in a victory over the New York Mets Friday, April 27, with no walks and one strikeout.

RP | Manny Acosta | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets RP Manny Acosta (0-1) allowed seven runs on five hits over one-third of an inning in a loss to the Colorado Rockies Friday, April 27, with two walks and no strikeouts.

RP | David L. Carpenter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP David L. Carpenter (0-1) allowed one run on three hits over one-third of an inning in a loss to the Cleveland Indians Friday, April 27.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera (1-1) struck out one batter over one scoreless inning in a victory over the Detroit Tigers Friday, April 27.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street recorded his third save of the season against the San Francisco Giants Friday, April 27. He struck out one batter in one scoreless inning.

RP | Eric Hacker | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Eric Hacker (0-1) allowed three runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the San Diego Padres Friday, April 27, with two walks and seven strikeouts. After the game, Hacker was optioned to Triple-A Fresno. In a corresponding move, the Giants recalled RP Steve Edlefsen.

RP | Grant Balfour | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Grant Balfour earned his sixth save of the season in seven opportunities Friday, April 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. He walked one and struck out two over one scoreless inning.

RP | Brett Myers | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros RP Brett Myers earned his fourth save of the year Friday, April 27, against the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out one batter in two-thirds of an inning.

RP | Vinnie Pestano | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano (1-0) struck out both batters he faced in a victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, April 27.

RP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (leg) hurt his leg falling down some stairs and was unavailable Friday, April 27.

RP | Joba Chamberlain | New York Yankees | Injury,
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain (ankle, elbow) said he could have his walking boot removed next week. He said his arm is feeling "better than it ever has."

RP | Aaron Crow | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals CL Jonathan Broxton is unavailable Saturday, April 28, after closing out the last two games. RPs Aaron Crow and Tim Collins are options in a save situation today.

RP | Nathan Adcock | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals recalled RP Nathan Adcock from Triple-A Omaha and optioned P Everett Teaford to Omaha.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction
San Francisco Giants CL Brian Wilson (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list. P Dan Otero was optioned to Triple-A Fresno.

RP | Kyle Waldrop | Minnesota Twins | Injury,
Minnesota Twins RP Kyle Waldrop (elbow) threw his third bullpen session Friday, April 27, and he is expected to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, April 28. He is scheduled to head to Fort Myers, Fla., where he'll pitch in extended spring training.

RP | Bill Bray | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Bill Bray (groin) joined Triple-A Louisville to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Friday, April 27. The timetable for his return remains uncertain.

RP | Brad Lidge | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals placed RP Brad Lidge (abdomen) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 27, due to an abdominal strain. The move is retroactive to April 22. The team recalled RP Ryan Perry from Triple-A Syracuse in the corresponding move.

RP | Rafael Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Rafael Perez (lat) will be sidelined anywhere from three to six weeks due to a strained latissimus muscle, head athletic trainer Lonnie Soloff said Friday, April 27.

RP | Henry Rodriguez | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Brad Lidge (abdomen) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because of an abdominal wall strain. RP Henry Rodriguez is expected to handle the closer duties while Lidge is out.

RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Scott Downs will move into the closer role with RP Jordan Walden moving to duties in the seventh and eighth innings on a temporary basis.

RP | Nick Hagadone | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction,
The Cleveland Indians placed RP Rafael Perez (lat) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 27, with a strained left lat muscle. The team recalled RP Nick Hagadone to replace Perez on the roster.

RP | Kevin Gregg | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles RP Kevin Gregg (side) underwent an MRI exam on his right side, which came back clean.

RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson (illness) rejoined the team Friday, April 27, after dealing with food poisoning this week.

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox placed RP Jesse Crain (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Friday, April 27. His DL stint is backdated to Saturday, April 21. P Dylan Axelrod was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte to take his spot on roster.

RP | Rich Hill | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction
Boston Red Sox RP Rich Hill (elbow) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

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