1B | Jim Thome | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Jim Thome (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list. The team recalled C Erik Kratz from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind and OF Colby Rasmus are out of the lineup Wednesday, May 2.
1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
After an 0-for-4 game, Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak was left with a .190 batting average. Seattle is 9-12 in games Smoak bats fourth and 2-2 in the four games someone else did.
1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols drove in C Chris Iannetta with a groundout and picked up his first RBI (fifth this season) since April 15. Pujols finished Tuesday, May 1, 0-for-4 and watched his batting average dip to .208.
1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer was hitless in four at-bats Tuesday, May 1, against the Detroit Tigers, extending his hitless streak to 19 at-bats. "He crushed three balls and didn't get anything out of it," manager Ned Yost said. "That's what happens when you are in a streak like that."
1B | Aubrey Huff | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, May 1, that 1B Aubrey Huff (anxiety) is expected back from the 15-day disabled list when eligible May 10.
1B | Lars Anderson | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox optioned 1B Lars Anderson to Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday, May 1.
1B | Matt LaPorta | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta hit his seventh and eighth home run for Triple-A Columbus Monday, April 30.
1B | Mat Gamel | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel (knee) suffered a right knee injury Tuesday, May 1, and he was lifted for 1B Travis Ishikawa.
1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau's (wrist) MRI exam revealed only mild fluid and inflammation. He will rejoin the team on their road trip Wednesday, May 2.
1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman (calf), who is eligible to return from the disabled list Friday, May 4, is unlikely to be ready to return. "I've jogged a little bit, but I haven't done any real strenuous running yet," Berkman said. "Hopefully, in the next couple of days, I'll be able to get out and do some of that. But I'm not real sure exactly what the schedule is going to entail." He said his calf is around "85 percent."
1B | Carlos Lee | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 1B Carlos Lee (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday, May 1, after missing three games with an ankle sprain. 2B Jose Altuve is hitting in the leadoff spot with OF Jordan Schafer taking the day off against a left-handed pitcher.
1B | Jesus Guzman | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Jesus Guzman struck out three times to drop his average to .209 Monday, April 30. He has no home runs and eight RBIs in 67 at-bats this year while hitting just .200 at home.
2B | Blake DeWitt | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs INF Blake DeWitt is starting for the second straight day at second base over 2B Darwin Barney Tuesday, May 1, but manager Dale Sveum said Barney is still the starting second baseman. DeWitt is 9-for-25 in his career against Tuesday's starter Cincinnati Reds SP Bronson Arroyo.
2B | Elliot Johnson | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays INFs Elliot Johnson and Jeff Keppinger are expected to split time at third base with 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) sidelined.
2B | Chris Nelson | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Chris Nelson (wrist) is returning to the starting lineup Tuesday, May 1. Also, Eric Young Jr. is starting in center field over OF Dexter Fowler.
2B | Jose Lopez | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians designated 2B Jose Lopez for assignment Tuesday, May 1, to make room on the roster for OF Johnny Damon.
2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler scored his American League-leading 24th run in the third inning Monday, April 30, which set a club record for runs in the month of April.
SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus is the designated hitter Wednesday, May 2, and C Mike Napoli is at first base.
SS | Dee Gordon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis homered and drove in three runs and SS Dee Gordon hit his first major-league home run Tuesday, May 1, in a 7-6 win over the Colorado Rockies.
SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter had three hits Tuesday, May 1, against the Baltimore Orioles to push his average back to the .400 mark. He leads all American League batters in average.
SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez committed his third error of the season Tuesday, May 1, and it cost his team three extra runs in a 7-1 loss against the Baltimore Orioles. "He got a good jump on it, and I think he thought it was gonna go further than it did," manager Joe Girardi said of the misjudged popup. "It's a tough read for a guy who hasn't been out there a long time."
SS | Ronny Cedeno | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ronny Cedeno (intercostal) is expected to return around when he is eligible to come off the disabled list Sunday, May 6, and he's been swinging and taking ground balls. INF Jordany Valdespin is likely to be sent back down when Cedeno returns.
SS | Tim Beckham | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
Tampa Bay Rays SS Tim Beckham was suspended 50 games Tuesday, May 1, after a second violation of the minor league drug program for a drug of abuse.
SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox recalled SS Jose Iglesias from Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday, May 1, and optioned RP Junichi Tazawa to Pawtucket in a corresponding move. Iglesias was recalled as an infield backup with 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) ailing. The team is unsure if Youkilis will go on the disabled list. It seems as though Iglesias' stay will be brief, as the BoSox could add SP Aaron Cook Wednesday, May 2.
SS | Paul Janish | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Cincinnati Reds SS Paul Janish (wrist) broke his left wrist playing for Triple-A Louisville Monday, April 30, and he's on the disabled list.
SS | Reid Brignac | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) will not play Tuesday, May 1, and the team is still unsure how long he'll be out. SS Elliot Johnson could play third in the short term, and the Rays could call up INFs Reid Brignac or Will Rhymes if Longoria lands on the disabled list.
3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks could be called up to the majors Wednesday, May 2.
3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie hit a walkoff home run to win the game Tuesday, May 1.
3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese blasted the go-ahead three-run homer during a four-run fifth inning and the Cardinals downed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 10-7, in the opener of a three-game set at Busch Stadium Tuesday, May 1.
3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Tuesday, May 1, that 3B Mark Reynolds will return to the lineup Wednesday, May 2, against the New York Yankees, and he will also play in the Red Sox series that begins Friday, May 4. Reynolds is hitting just .143 with no homers after posting 37 homers last season. He hadn't gone a full month without homering since Sept. 2010.
3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) had a bat and was on the dugout steps in the ninth inning Tuesday, May 1, but manager Bobby Valentine said he had no intention of using the veteran.
3B | Sean Burroughs | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins designated 3B Sean Burroughs for assignment Tuesday, May 1.
3B | Mark DeRosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mark DeRosa (oblique) will need more than 15 days on the disabled list to recover from his injury.
3B | Alex Liddi | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Alex Liddi is making his eighth start in the last 11 games Tuesday, May 1, and manager Eric Wedge said Liddi will continue to see various spots in the lineup. He is playing third base and hitting second Tuesday with 3B Chone Figgins resting. "We're not sure where he's going to end up, but I like having a little pop up at the top of the lineup like that," manager Eric Wedge said of Liddi. "He puts up good at-bats. He doesn't give away at-bats. I just feel good about wherever we put him."
3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays placed 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 1. INF Will Rhymes was recalled from the minors and RP Kyle Farnsworth (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list, meaning he can't return until June 5.
3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) "felt great" while throwing Tuesday, May 1, and plans to hit Friday, May 4. Zimmerman thinks he'll be ready to return from the disabled list Sunday, May 6.
3B | Brandon Inge | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Brandon Inge will hit second in the lineup in his second game Tuesday, May 1.
3B | Jorge Cantu | free agent | Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Rays won't sign free-agent 3B Jorge Cantu (Angels) as an option to replace 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring).
3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is hitting .345 with three home runs and four doubles in his last eight games, but he's still hitting only .203 on the season with 23 strikeouts and just three walks.
C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina caught the pitcher napping and stole two bases Tuesday, May 1. He is 4-for-4 in stolen bases this season.
C | Jesus Montero | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero went 4-for-4 Tuesday, May 1.
C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Although Colorado Rockies C Wilin Rosario is struggling, the team does not want to send him down to Triple-A Colorado Springs for more seasoning. The team believes he is getting more experience working with C Ramon Hernandez day-to-day.
C | Mike Nickeas | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets C Mike Nickeas (flu) is dealing with the flu, and the team will recall either Cs Vinny Rottino or Lucas May Wednesday, May 2.
C | Drew Butera | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins recalled C Drew Butera from Triple-A Rochester Tuesday, May 1.
OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) has a bulging disk in his neck, not his back, as previously reported.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (back) ran sprints and hit in the cages Wednesday, May 2. He could be available to pinch hit today.
OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Jordan Schafer (oblique) is back in the lineup Wednesday, May 2.
OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) homered in his first rehab start at Triple-A Tucson Tuesday, May 1.
OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (oblique) and 3B Chipper Jones were out of the lineup Tuesday, May 1.
OF | Ichiro Suzuki | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki had another two hits, a single and a double, and not only pulled his average above .300 (.302) but also made a little history. The hits gave him 2,460 in his career, matching St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame SS Ozzie Smith.
OF | Mark Kotsay | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Mark Kotsay's pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning proved to be the only offense either team produced, as the Padres eked past the Milwaukee Brewers, 2-0, at Petco Park Tuesday, May 1. Kotsay hit a pinch double last week that helped win a Padres game.
OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan went 1-for-3 Tuesday, May 1, to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games. San Francisco lost 2-1 to the Miami Marlins.
OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter, who went 2-for-2 Tuesday, May 1, against the Minnesota Twins, led off the second inning with his fourth home run in five games.
OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Pitchers have attacked Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper's reported weakness so far - changeups. Harper has seen changeups on 28.6 percent of pitches.
OF | Andy Dirks | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (hamstring) left the game Tuesday, April 1, due to a strained left hamstring.
OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said Tuesday, May 1, that OF Shin-Soo Choo (hamstring) will return to the starting lineup Wednesday, May 2. Choo went to the warning track in Chicago and did his running there with head trainer Lonnie Soloff "Yesterday I did sprints and felt good," Choo said. "And I've been hitting every day."
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Tuesday, May 1, that nothing OF Matt Kemp does surprises him. Kemp posted a .417 batting average in April, which was second-most in franchise history. Kemps 12 home runs were the most in team history in April, and fifth-most in Major League Baseball history for April.
OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) is unlikely to return when eligible Thursday, May, 3, because manager Joe Girardi wants him to play in a few rehab games.
OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (lat) ran stairs Tuesday, May 1, as part of his normal routine. He is in a holding pattern for at least another three weeks.
OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (sinuses) has come down with a sinus infection, and he's out of the lineup Tuesday, May 1. It's not expected to be serious, and he could return Wednesday, May 2.
OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig is starting at first base and batting seventh in the order in his season debut Tuesday, May 1. The team will be cautious playing Craig initially, and he'll likely share time with 1B Matt Carpenter at first base.
OF | Delmon Young | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Delmon Young won't be in the starting lineup Friday, May 4, but he may play in the game. "And that's the only reason," manager Jim Leyland said, "Because he needs to get back, get some batting practice, run around the field a little bit." Young is expected to be in the starting lineup shortly thereafter.
OF | John Mayberry Jr. | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. has started just three times in the team's last 15 games after being in the lineup for seven of their first eight contests to start the season. OF Laynce Nix is starting in left field Tuesday, May 1.
OF | Endy Chavez | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Endy Chavez (oblique) is likely to start in left field Tuesday, May 1, in place of OF Nolan Reimold (neck).
OF | Erik Komatsu | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals activated OF Allen Craig (knee) from the disabled list Tuesday, May 1, and designated OF Erik Komatsu for assignment in a corresponding move. Komatsu, the team's Rule 5 pick, will have to pass through waivers before the Cardinals must return him to the Washington Nationals.
OF | Mike Carp | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Carp is initially expected to serve as the designated hitter when C Jesus Montero is behind the plate, and he'll eventually be worked into left field when his arm is 100 percent healthy.
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun has swung at 34.4 percent of pitches outside the strike zone this year compared to 29.9 percent last season. He's also swinging at 12 percent more pitches inside the zone in 2012, suggesting that he may be more aggressive without 1B Prince Fielder hitting behind him in the lineup.
OF | Brandon Guyer | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury
Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer (ankle) is on the disabled list with Triple-A Durham with a left ankle sprain.
SP | Trevor Cahill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill allowed one run and six hits in 7 1/3 innings, striking out five and walking one Tuesday, May 1, in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals. Arizona starters are 4-0 with a 1.30 ERA over the past five games. "We kind of build on one another," Cahill said. "Hitters say hitting's contagious. Maybe pitching's contagious, too."
SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jeremy Guthrie (shoulder) is not a lock to pitch Tuesday, May 8, when he comes off the 15-day disabled list. Guthrie played catch at 200 feet Monday, April 30, but he has to throw a side session to be cleared to come off the disabled list or face a short rehab assignment.
SP | Charlie Morton | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- on eight hits and two walks while fanning five in 4 1/3 innings Tuesday, May 1, in a 10-7 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals.
SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright gave up four runs on five hits and one walk while fanning six over seven innings Tuesday, May 1, in a 10-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wainwright earned his first victory and improved to 1-3.
SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain dropped to 1-2 this season in a 2-1 loss to the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, May 1. Cain scattered six hits over eight innings. Cain had tossed nine scoreless innings in each of his first two home starts this year.
SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco picked up his third win of the season Tuesday, May 1, against the San Francisco Giants. He gave up a home run to Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval among seven hits over 7 1/3 innings. He was removed from the game after intentionally walking Sandoval to load the bases in the eighth. Miami won 2-1.
SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano fell to 0-4 with an ERA of 9.97. He worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks, in a 4-0 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday, May 1.
SP | Jarrod Parker | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker scattered four hits over 6 2/3 innings, holding the Boston Red Sox to just a run one night after the Red Sox racked up 11 runs on 11 hits off Oakland pitchers. Oakland won 5-3 on Tuesday, May 1.
SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront surrendered six hits, walked two and struck out a career-high eight batters, half of them fanning on his changeup, but the left-hander couldn't locate his two-seam fastball in a 5-3 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, May 1. The temperature at gametime was 46 and dropping. "It's a little different Felix," Boston manager Bobby Valentine said. "He never really had his two-seamer tonight, it seemed to me. He's been the master of the one-ball, two-strike count and tonight he was behind virtually ever hitter."
SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes allowed four runs, including three on two homers, over 5 2/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, May 1, against the Baltimore Orioles. Hughes featured his fastball, and allowed just four hits.
SP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar allowed nine runs, 12 hits and three walks in just four innings in a loss Tuesday, May 1, against the Detroit Tigers. He had allowed just thre runs in 11 1/3 innings overh is past two starts. "I didn't execute quality pitches. It's about as simple as that," Hochevar said.
SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed four earned runs, eight hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings for Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, May 1, just one night after being scratched from his outing. It is unclear if Tillman was removed for a health issue, or because the big league club might need him.
SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz picked up the win Tuesday, May 1, against the New York Yankees, allowing six hits and a walk in 6 1/3 innings. It was his first win since June 6, 2011. He was 0-12 with a 10.47 ERA over the 14 starts since his last win.
SP | Jerome Williams | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jerome Williams threw a three-hit shutout Tuesday, May 1, against the Minnesota Twins. It was his first shutout since 2003.
SP | Aaron Cook | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Tuesday, May 1, that he indeed cleared a spot for SP Aaron Cook, who is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) will miss at least his next start with elbow tightness and soreness. He noticed the tightness in his last start Friday, April 27. There has been no mention of placing Luebke on the disabled list.
SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) had successful surgery on his right shoulder Tuesday, May 1, and he's expected to be out the rest of the year.
SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) has been recommended to have elbow reconstruction surgery, but the team will know "soon" what direction Wada decides to go. Wada is dealing with a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow.
SP | Jeff Suppan | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Jeff Suppan will make the start against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, May 3.
SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) will pitch in his first rehab game with Single-A Modesto Wednesday, May 2, and he'll have two outings each with Modesto, Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs. "I am excited about this," De La Rosa said. "My velocity has been OK. I am around 91 to 92 mph and have hit 93 mph. Everything is good." SP Jeremy Guthrie (shoulder) threw from 200 feet Tuesday, May 1, and still had some stiffness in his AC joint. He'll need to throw a side session before being cleared to start against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, May 8. P Josh Outman (oblique) will make back-to-back outings with Double-A Tulsa later this week, and then he's expected to pitch for Triple-A Colorado Springs before returning.
SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Chien-Ming Wang (hamstring) will make his next rehab start for Double-A Harrisburg Thursday, May 3.
SP | Travis Blackley | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction,
The San Francisco Giants placed RP Jeremy Affeldt (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a right knee sprain Tuesday, May 1, and recalled P Travis Blackley from Class AAA in a corresponding move. OF Tyler Graham was also designated for assignment.
SP | Kyle Weiland | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Kyle Weiland (shoulder) had arthroscopic surgery to treat an infection in his right shoulder Tuesday, May 1.
SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (forearm) will be inserted back into the starting rotation to pitch against the New York Yankees Saturday, May 5.
SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg has 58 strikeouts, eight walks and has not allowed a home run in his first 56 innings since having Tommy John surgery.
SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish threw first-pitch strikes to 20 of the 27 hitters he faced in his start and win over the Toronto Blue Jays Monday, April 30, and he's mixing up his pitches very well. He gave up just one run and four hits while striking out nine and walking two in seven innings. Darvish has struck out 19 and walked four in his last 15 1/3 innings. He's given up three earned runs in 31 innings after allowing five runs in his first two innings.
SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson (shoulder) had successful surgery to fix the labrum and rotator cuff in his shoulder Tuesday, May 1. He will need nine months of recovery time.
SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz has given up at least five runs in each of his last five starts.
RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins CL Heath Bell threw a perfect inning Tuesday, May 1, to pick up his third save in six chances.
RP | Javy Guerra | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers CL Javy Guerra returned to nail down his eighth save Tuesday, May 1. He allowed a hit and struck out two in the scoreless frame. He struck out Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez with a runner on third base to end the game.
RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (knee) has an injury which is a seven to 10-day thing, but he will need a minor-league rehab stint. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 1.
RP | Ronald Belisario | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Ronald Belisario is eligible to be activated Friday, May 4, after serving a 25-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's drug program. However, it is uncertain if he will be added, especially since he isn't on the 40-man roster. Belisario allowed two unearned runs, a hit and two walks while recording two outs in a conditioning outing with Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday.
RP | Rhiner Cruz | Houston Astros | Transaction,
The Houston Astros placed RP Rhiner Cruz on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 1, due to a sprained ankle. In the corresponding move, they recalled RP Enerio Del Rosario from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
RP | Greg Holland | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (rib) has made some mechanical changes that he thinks will keep him from suffering the same rib injury that forced him to the disabled list. "We made a few slight mechanical fixes, and hopefully that's going to keep it from happening again," Holland said. "I was just kind of falling off (the mound) too much, and it was getting me in a bind. I was getting too arched, and it was causing me to land on the side of my foot and it was really pinching back here."
RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen (elbow) hopes to resume throwing at some point next week. He's been doing activities with medicine balls and has regained full range of motion in his elbow. "I'm ahead of schedule, I think," Storen said.
RP | Kerry Wood | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs RP Kerry Wood (shoulder) is on schedule to return from the disabled list Thursday, May 3.
RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said RP Frank Francisco (hamstring) is available to pitch Tuesday, May 1.
RP | Brian Sanches | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction
Philadelphia Phillies RP David Herndon (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation. The team recalled RP Brian Sanches from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
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