Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 7, 2012 @ 09:23:14 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman (calf) is aiming to return from the disabled list Friday, May 11. He ran in the outfield Sunday, May 6, and noticed marked improvement.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols hit his first home run as an Angel Sunday, May 6, breaking a string of no homers in his first 110 at-bats with the team. The Angels went on to a 4-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays. "The last three weeks here, the fans have wanted to see it, and I'm blessed that I got the opportunity to do it here in front of them," Pujols said. "They've been waiting and they've been impatient, and the last couple of days I heard some boos out there, but that's part of it. I touched on that the other day. If I could boo myself, I'd do it myself, too."

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez became the first Boston player to go 0-for-8 in a game from the cleanup spot, according to ELIAS.

1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles DH Chris Davis went 0-for-8 Sunday, May 6, against the Boston Red Sox, but he pitched two innings of relief and won 9-6 in a 17-inning marathon. Davis became the first player since P Rube Waddell in 1905 to go 0-for-8 and be credited as winning pitcher.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (Achilles') is progressing in his rehab in Florida, and he is expected to intensify workouts this week. Howard might hit, run and do weight bearing exercises.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (oblique) had an MRI which showed only a bruise, so he is expected to return to game action Tuesday, May 8, after missing the past three contests.

1B | Prince Fielder | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder and OFs Austin Jackson and Andy Dirks each hit solo home runs against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, May 6. All three ended the game with two hits and one RBI.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn went 1-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, May 6.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (ankle) will be in the starting lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, May 6.

1B | Brad Eldred | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Detroit Tigers 1B Brad Eldred has been sent outright to Triple-A Toledo.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins will place 1B Justin Morneau (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 6, due to a sore left wrist. The move will be retroactive to Monday, April 30, when he first complained of pain in his surgically repaired wrist.

1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland posted an RBI double in the fourth inning Saturday, May 5, against the Cleveland Indians. He has hit safely in seven straight starts, and eight of his past nine overall. He finished with three hits in four at-bats.

1B | Brett Pill | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brett Pill is the logical candidate to be sent down to Triple-A Fresno when 1B Aubrey Huff (anxiety) comes off the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 7. However, the team might also go with 11 pitches instead.

1B | Aubrey Huff | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday, May 5, that 1B Aubrey Huff (anxiety) will be worked in "gradually" when he comes back from the 15-day disabled list. That is expected to come Monday, May 7. "We'd like to work him in gradually," Bochy said. "I will say we like some of the things that are happening. The guys who are swinging the bats will be out there. We did have a little concern about the 5-6 hole and Huff has experience there that will be good to have. But the hot bats will be out there."

1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Bryan LaHair went hitless in two at-bats with two walks and a strikeout Saturday, May 5, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The hitless evening halted a 10-game hitting streak, which was a career high.

1B | Yonder Alonso | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso went 4-for-7 with a pair of doubles against the Miami Marlins Friday, May 4.

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton went 2-for-6 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored Friday, May 4, against the Atlanta Braves.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira swatted a first-inning, two-run home run Friday, May 4, against Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen. It was the seventh homer in Teixeira's career against Chen, and the 10th hit in 20 career at-bats.

1B | Tyler Moore | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Tyler Moore won't fill in while 1B Adam LaRoche (oblique) sits out with right oblique soreness. Instead, 1B Chad Tracy will be the fill-in for most of the playing time at first base. Moore will likely head back to the minors when 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) returns from the disabled list.


Second Baseman

2B | Blake DeWitt | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs designated IF Blake DeWitt for assignment.

2B | Jemile Weeks | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Jemile Weeks (groin) sat out Sunday, May 6, due to tightness in his left groin.

2B | Tyler Greene | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Tyler Greene hit two homers and a double and drove in four runs as he bumped his average to .256. He stole one base and nearly had another, and he also turned in a double play in the field as the Cardinals cruised to an 8-1 victory over the Houston Astros.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano doubled his season home run and RBI totals with one swing in the third inning Sunday, May 6, against the Kansas City Royals, with a grand slam. "Like I said yesterday, I feel good at the plate," Cano said. "It's just a matter of time until things turn around and start falling."

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (hand) suffered a bruise on the outside of his hand in the game Sunday, May 6, against the Detroit Tigers.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy drove in two of his team's three runs in a win Sunday, May 6, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He wrapped up the three-game set going 7-for-12 (.583) against Arizona pitching, raising his season average to .315. "He is such a good hitter," manager Terry Collins said.

2B | Freddy Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Saturday, May 5, that it is "50-50" that 2B Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) will return sometime in May. Sanchez is in Arizona and is working on a throwing program.

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 4.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knees) will continue working out with the team for another week, rather than reporting to the organization's spring training complex in Clearwater, Fla.

2B | Dustin Ackley | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, Seattle Mariners 2B Dustin Ackley will now serve as the team's leadoff hitter following the decision to bench INF Chone Figgins. Ackley went 1-for-4 against the Minnesota Twins Friday, May 4.

2B | Bill Hall | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles INF Bill Hall has hit safely in seven straight games for Triple-A Norfolk, and he is batting .367 (11-for-30) with two home runs and five RBIs during the impressive span.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) worked out in the cage and fielded ground balls before the game Friday, May 4. He simulated turning double plays, stealing bases and sliding into second base.

2B | Alexi Amarista | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres general manager Josh Byrnes indicated that 2B Alexi Amarista could have an impact in the middle infield sooner rather than later. "(General manager) Josh (Byrnes) felt with the players coming back our way, you have two young guys who can have an impact on us in the future," manager Bud Black said. "And with the middle infielder (Amarista), possibly relatively soon." Amarista has also played shortstop and the outfield.


Shortstop

SS | Emilio Bonifacio | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins 2B Emilio Bonifacio had a couple of hits Sunday, May 6, and, like all of his other hits this season, they were singles. None of Bonifacio's 27 hits have been for extra bases. However, he is now 14-for-14 this season on stolen-base attempts.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter had two more hits Sunday, May 6, against the Kansas City Royals, upping his league-leading hit total to 48. He is hitting .397, and had 16 multi-hit games, which also leads the majors.

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Jerry Hairston Jr. (hamstring) suffered an apparent left hamstring injury Sunday, May 6, against the Chicago Cubs. He needed to be helped off the field.

SS | Ronny Cedeno | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ronny Cedeno (intercostal) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, May 7, and he is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 11, barring any setbacks.

SS | Ruben Tejada | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) left the game Sunday, May 6, against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a strained right quadriceps muscle. Tejada was sent for an MRI Sunday. INF Jordany Valdespin, optioned to Triple-A Buffalo, is being summoned to join the team in Philadelphia in case Tejada is forced to the 15-day disabled list.

SS | Brian Dozier | Minnesota Twins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said SS Brian Dozier will be his team's starting shortstop beginning Monday, May 7, with other players being moved around.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus had a first-inning single Saturday, May 5, extending his personal hitting streak against the Cleveland Indians to 25 games. Former C Ivan Rodriguez holds the club record with a 27-game hitting streak against a single opponent, the Tampa Bay Rays.

SS | Brendan Ryan | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SS Brendan Ryan snapped an 0-for-26 slide Friday, May 4, with a pair of singles. As such, manager Eric Wedge moved him into the two-hole for the game Saturday, May 5. It is a spot Wedge indicated he ideally wants Ryan full-time.

SS | Alex Gonzalez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers placed SS Alex Gonzalez (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 5, due to a knee injury. The severity of his injury will be determined Monday, May 7, when he has an MRI. "It's something bad," Gonzalez feared, after hurting his knee on a slide Saturday.

SS | Nick Punto | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox INF Nick Punto has made a mechanical adjustment at the plate, with the help of hitting coach Dave Magadan, that has allowed him to see the ball better and reach base more often. After hitting only .182 with two walks and seven strikeouts during the month of April, Punto walked in three consecutive plate appearances against the Oakland Athletics Tuesday, May 1, raising his on-base percentage from .269 to .333. "To put (the change) in easy terms, I think I had too much of a forward lean," he said. "So I just stood up a little taller."

SS | Miguel Tejada | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, if free-agent SS Miguel Tejada (Giants) passes his physical with the Baltimore Orioles Monday, May 7, he will spend seven to 10 days with the organization's extended spring training team and could be let go if he doesn't impress. Tejada will not be paid during this period.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta hit a game-winning two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 4.

SS | Brandon Crawford | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford will get a scheduled day off Saturday, May 5, according to manager Bruce Bochy. He reiterated, however, the Crawford remains his starting shortstop.

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Tony Campana has seven stolen bases, and SS Starlin Castro has 10 swipes this season. They are only the fourth duo in franchise history to have at least seven steals by the team's 25th game of the season since 1918. They are also the first duo since 1981 to accomplish the feat.

SS | Justin Sellers | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned SS Justin Sellers to Triple-A Albuquerque Friday, May 4, to make room on the roster for OF Bobby Abreu.


Third Baseman

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) began a walking program over the weekend.

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (shoulder) went through his first full batting practice session Sunday, May 6, and he said it "felt good." Zimmerman is expected to return Tuesday, May 8.

3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez (concussion) is expected to return from the seven-day concussion list Thursday, May 10, which is the first day he is eligible to come back.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones went 3-for-5 with a double, five RBIs and a run scored against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 5. It was the 18th time in Jones' career that he has driven in five runs in a game, tying a career high.

3B | Kyle Seager | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBIs against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 5. He has nine RBIs in his last four games and leads the club with 16 RBIs this season.

3B | Hanley Ramirez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins 3B Hanley Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored against the San Diego Padres Saturday, May 5, raising his batting average for the season from .198 to .219.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle inserted 3B Pedro Alvarez into the cleanup spot Saturday, May 5, against the Cincinnati Reds. Alvarez was hitless in two at-bats with two walks in his first game in the No. 4 spot this season.

3B | Chris D. Johnson | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 3B Chris D. Johnson belted his first career grand slam Saturday, May 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals. The big hit helped him atone for an error which helped the Cardinals to an early lead.

3B | Jordan Pacheco | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies recalled 3B Jordan Pacheco from Triple-A Colorado Springs Saturday, May 5.

3B | Logan Forsythe | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Logan Forsythe (foot), who just started a minor-league rehab assignment, was moved to the 60-day disabled list. He is eligible to return June 4.

3B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Michael Young made his first start of the season at first base Saturday, May 5, against the Cleveland Indians. He has made four starts at second base, five at third base and 16 as the designated hitter. Young finished hitless in five at-bats, but is still batting .318 on the season.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre (hamstring) was not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 5, against the Cleveland Indians. However, he made a pinch-hitting appearance in the top of the 11th and swatted a three-run homer.

3B | Chone Figgins | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Chone Figgins said Saturday, May 5, that he respects the decision by manager Eric Wedge to demote him to a utility role. "I have to respect (Wedge's) decision. He's the manager. But I want to be out there," Figgins said. "I feel great. I'm back to driving the ball, hitting to the middle of the field. But my (swinging) outside the zone is still off."

3B | Taylor Green | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled 3B Taylor Green and purchased the contract of SS Edwin Maysonet from Triple-A Nashville Saturday, May 5. The team also moved 1B Mat Gamel (knee) to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

3B | Jeff Baker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs INF Jeff Baker (illness) has been bothered recently by flu-like symptoms.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (hamstring) was scratched from the lineup Saturday, May 5, against the Baltimore Orioles, because of a tight left hamstring.

3B | Cody Ransom | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Cody Ransom went 2-for-3 with one home run and three RBIs against the New York Mets Friday, May 4.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit drew three walks Friday, May 4, against the Boston Red Sox. He came into the game with two walks all season.

3B | Alex Liddi | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Alex Liddi was in the two-hole of manager Eric Wedge's starting lineup Friday, May 4, but the skipper indicated that move isn't permanent.

3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies are currently searching for potential replacements at third base for 3B Placido Polanco, who will be a free agent at the end of the season.

3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays are searching for a versatile player that they could move into another role when 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) returns from his injury. However, the only third basemen that are known to be available are Baltimore Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds and Minnesota Twins 3B Danny Valencia.

3B | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Juan Uribe (wrist) took batting practice Friday, May 4, and said he is feeling much better, although he did not start in the game. Uribe is expected to start in the next day or two, according to manager Don Mattingly.


Catcher

C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Wilin Rosario went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBIs against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 5. It was his first career multihomer game.

C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Russell Martin had three hits, including a solo home run, in four at-bats Saturday, May 5, against the Kansas City Royals. Despite the big game, Martin is still batting just .206.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants Cs Buster Posey and Hector Sanchez shined in a win Saturday, May 5, against the Milwaukee Brewers. Posey made the start at first base with 1B Brandon Belt sitting against a lefty. Posey went 2-for-5 with a run scored and RBI, his 11th of the season. Sanchez had a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI in four at-bats.

C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta (wrist) took some soft-toss swings Saturday, May 5, but was out of the lineup yet again due to his sore right wrist. He is hopeful of returning Sunday, May 6.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
For the first time in his career, Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz will bat in the No. 5 spot in the batting order Saturday, May 5, against the Washington Nationals. OF John Mayberry Jr. is in the lineup as the No. 7 hitter and is making his first start since April 23.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila went 3-for-3 with one home run and one RBI against the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 4.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos hit a game-winning RBI single in the 11th inning against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 4.

C | Luis Exposito | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Luis Exposito came on in the 12th inning Friday, May 4, against the Boston Red Sox, making his major league debut. He was hitless in his only at-bat.

C | Kurt Suzuki | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C Kurt Suzuki (hand) and 2B Jemile Weeks (groin) are playing Friday, May 4.


Outfielder

OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Dayan Viciedo (elbow) is out of the lineup Monday, May 7.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (illness) was out of the lineup Sunday, May 6, due to the flu.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) was a late scratch because of tightness in his left hamstring Sunday, May 6. He did not start but pinch-hit in the seventh inning and flew out to right field. "I don't want to be stupid," Kemp said. "Maybe it just needs to be rested one day and I could go out and do something stupid and could end up being two weeks."

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher (hamstring) served as the designated hitter Sunday, May 6, in his return to the lineup. He hit a home run, reported feeling good, and said he expects to be back in the field Tuesday, May 8.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) left the game Sunday, May 6, against the Oakland Athletics due to a sore left knee. Manager Joe Maddon said if Jennings is unavailable Tuesday, May 8, OF Matt Joyce will man left field, with 2B Ben Zobrist in right.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (hand) left the game Sunday, May 6, for Triple-A Indianapolis after being hit on the hand by a pitch.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper stole home in the game Sunday, May 6, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He is the first player under the age of 20 to do so since Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Ed Kirkpatrick stole home in a game May 5, 1964.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) has a broken left wrist, and he will be out "a while." He suffered the injury diving for a ball in the game Sunday, May 6. Werth will see a specialist Monday, May 7, consulting with a surgeon from the Mayo Clinic.

OF | Andres Torres | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Andres Torres went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Sunday, May 6, against the Arizona Diamondbacks to push his hitting streak to six games, matching a career high.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI Sunday, May 6, against the Milwaukee Brewers to push his career-high hitting streak to 20 games. He and 3B Pablo Sandoval are just the third pair of Giants teammates to hit for 20 or more games in the same season.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson collected his 1,000th career hit Sunday, May 6, against the Kansas City Royals.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) is expected to join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in Syracuse, N.Y. to begin a minor-league rehab assignment. He hit in the batting cages Sunday, May 6, in Kansas City. He might need two or three minor league games to prove he is ready to return to the big club. "Really, it depends on how he feels, how comfortable he feels with his swing," manager Joe Girardi said. "It shouldn't be too long."

OF | Jeremy Hermida | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Jeremy Hermida (groin) will join the club on its road trip to Philadelphia and he will see a specialist for his strained left adductor muscle.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) is expected to return to San Diego Monday, May 7, to check in with the team from his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson. Quentin will resume his rehab with Class A Lake Elsinore sometime this week, but manager Bud Black did not say when the rehab will end.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon has used OF B.J. Upton in the No. 2 spot in the batting order for each of the team's last two games and plans on keeping him there for a while. "He looked good right there," Maddon said. "It's something I've been thinking about, we've talked about since spring training. Just talked about maybe the right time to try to get it done. ... Maybe it's the right time; we'll find out."

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 5.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer went 2-for-4 with a grand slam, two runs scored and a walk against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 5. It was his sixth career slam and his first since joining the Rockies.

OF | Logan Morrison | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Logan Morrison (knee) was held out of the lineup for the second consecutive game Saturday, May 5, against the San Diego Padres, because of a sore right knee.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon went 4-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI Saturday, May 5, against the New York Yankees. The four hits matched a career high.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (hamstring) returned to the starting lineup Saturday, May 5, against the Houston Astros after missing the past two starts. He went 1-for-4 with an RBI.

OF | Eric Young Jr. | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies placed OF Eric Young Jr. (personal) on the bereavement list Saturday, May 5.

OF | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
As expected, San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt sat Saturday, May 5, against the Milwaukee Brewers with a left-handed starter on the mound. He entered for defensive purposes late in the game, but he did not get an at-bat.

OF | Bobby Abreu | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Bobby Abreu made his first start for his new team Saturday, May 5, against the Chicago Cubs. Abreu had a double and a run scored in four at-bats.

OF | Bryan Petersen | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins recalled RPs Chris Hatcher and Sandy Rosario from Triple-A New Orleans Saturday, May 5, and they optioned RP Dan Jennings and OF Bryan Petersen to New Orleans to make room.

OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Milwaukee Brewers placed OF Carlos Gomez (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 5, due to a strained hamstring.

OF | Eric Hinske | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Eric Hinske went 4-for-6 with a double, home run and three RBIs against the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 4. He was a last-minute addition to the lineup because 3B/OF Martin Prado (illness) was sick.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (Achilles') will return to the lineup Saturday, May 5, against the San Francisco Giants.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda is not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 5, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. OF Andres Torres will bat leadoff and play center field, with OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis playing right field and batting seventh. C Mike Nickeas will catch and bat eighth.

OF | Jay Bruce | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart and OFs Drew Stubbs and Jay Bruce each hit solo home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 4.

OF | Hunter Pence | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Hunter Pence went 1-for-5 with one home run and two RBIs against the Washington Nationals Friday, May 4.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (back) returned to the starting lineup Friday, May 4, against the Cleveland Indians and he finished 1-for-4 with a single.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went 1-for-4 with a single and RBI Friday, May 4, against the Cleveland Indians. He has now gone 12 straight games without a home run.

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Shin-Soo Choo went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run, his first clout of the season, Friday, May 4, against the Texas Rangers.

OF | Johnny Damon | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Johnny Damon went 1-for-4 with a triple and his first two RBIs of the season Friday, May 4, against the Texas Rangers.

OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (hip) will begin his rehab in Arizona next week. He said he'll be out another four to eight weeks.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) will be placed on the disabled list.

OF | Delmon Young | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Delmon Young might not have many suitors next season after his latest off-field incident, even if he's a free-agent bargain. "I wouldn't deal with him," said one National League executive, in what was pretty much a typical response. "I'd rather reward a guy from Triple-A than go that route. I don't know who would mess with him, really - except maybe Bill Belichick."

OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Jordan Schafer (back) is back in the lineup Friday, May 4, and returns to the leadoff spot.

OF | Nate McLouth | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (flu) is out of the lineup again Friday, May 4, with a flu bug. He is available to pinch run and pinch hit, though. OF Nate McLouth is starting in center field.

OF | Clete Thomas | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins claimed OF Erik Komatsu off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 4, and designated OF Clete Thomas for assignment in a corresponding move. 3B Sean Burroughs cleared waivers and accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Rochester.

OF | Ryan Spilborghs | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers acquired OF Ryan Spilborghs from the Cleveland Indians Friday, May 4, in exchange for cash considerations. Spilborghs will report to Triple-A Round Rock.

OF | Rajai Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis (hip) is being listed as day-to-day with a left hip flexor injury. He isn't expected to be out for long but there is no timetable for his return.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox recalled SP Aaron Cook from the minors Thursday, May 3, and moved OF Carl Crawford (elbow, wrist) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright said he's pretty close to his old form. "This is the first time all year I've felt extension out over the rubber and had better life on the fastball," Wainwright said Sunday, May 6.

SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos struck out a career-high 11 batters in his win over the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, May 6. He gave up two hits in six shutout innings.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Chris Young (shoulder) will make his first rehab start at High-A St. Lucie Thursday, May 10.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed two hits and five walks while striking out six in seven shutout innings to beat the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 6. He has 25 walks and 20 strikeouts in 35 2/3 innings this season.

SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Matt Cain held the Milwaukee Brewers to two runs on six hits in seven innings Sunday, May 6. Cain struck out 10, walked one and had his home ERA rise to 1.09 (four earned runs in 33 innings). He did not get the decision as San Francisco needed 11 innings to beat Milwaukee 4-3.

SP | Juan Nicasio | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio was rocked for six runs on eight hits, including a three-run home run by Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman in the third inning, as the Rockies lost 7-2 on Sunday, May 6. Nicasio "got some balls up today, and he threw a bad changeup to Freddie Freeman and that got the ball rolling in the wrong direction," manager Jim Tracy said.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jeremy Guthrie (shoulder), already scratched from his start Tuesday, May 8, in San Diego, threw a 45-pitch bullpen session on May 6 and tested the right shoulder he sprained in a cycling accident. He said it felt fine and said he's ready to pitch to hitters during live batting practice in San Diego on Tuesday. If all goes well, Guthrie would likely be sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment before rejoining the Rockies' rotation.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy allowed two runs on four hits in 6 1/3 innings Sunday, May 6, against the Colorado Rockies in a 7-2 victory. At one point, he retired 14 straight Rockies hitters.

SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco picked up the victory in a 6-3 win over the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 6. In the 13 games he has pitched in California, Nolasco is now 9-2.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels gave up one run on five hits and a walk while fanning eight in eight innings. He also added a hit at the plate in a 9-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday, May 6.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz lasted just 3 2/3 innings Sunday, May 6, giving up three home runs and five runs against the Baltimore Orioles. One start into May, and Buchholz has a 9.09 ERA. "It's gotta change," he said. "I don't think there's anyone in the history of baseball who's gone through a whole season giving up five runs every start."

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes pitched into the seventh inning Sunday, May 6, against the Kansas City Royals, and called this "probably" his best start since 2010. His fastball consistently reached 94-95 mph on the stadium radar gun. "This kid has a good arm, he really does," manager Joe Girardi said. "And it comes down to, just like anyone else, to location, and today we saw the results."

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte indicated Sunday, May 6, that he is ready to return to the big league club after a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He allowed five runs - three earned - and eight hits over five innings. Manager Joe Girardi said he will speak with general manager Brian Cashman in the next day or two about the plan for Pettitte. "I feel like I'm ready, and I think they're ready for me to come up," Pettitte said.

SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers activated SP Doug Fister (side) from the 15-day disabled list, and he will make the start Monday, May 7. The team optioned RP Brayan Villarreal to Triple-A Toledo in the corresponding move.

SP | Eric Stults | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox will recalled SP Eric Stults to start the second game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Monday, May 7. The team optioned SP Dylan Axelrod after his start Sunday, May 6. He needed 99 pitched to make it through 4 1/3 innings in his start against the Detroit Tigers Sunday.

SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles are expected to purchase the contract of RP Stuart Pomeranz from Triple-A Norfolk Monday, May 7, to help out a tired bullpen. The team played a 17-inning game against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, May 6. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team is likely to move SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey worked allowed one run and four hits over eight innings in a win Sunday, May 6, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He wanted to finish off the game, and was allowed to enter the game in the ninth inning, but manager Terry Collins lifted him after giving up a run and getting into trouble in the final frame.

SP | Casey Kelly | San Diego Padres | Injury,
San Diego Padres P Casey Kelly (elbow) is nearly ready to resume playing catch after resting his sore elbow.

SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) is expected to seek a second opinion on his elbow injury this week. He went on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, May 2, retroactive to April 28, due to a strained left elbow.

SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello allowed one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, May 6, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Trevor Cahill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings against the New York Mets Sunday, May 6, to suffer his third loss of the season. He struck out two batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Jeremy Hellickson | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 5. He threw only 59 of his 102 pitches for strikes and walked three batters in what was the shortest outing by any Rays starter this year. Manager Joe Maddon said his stuff and velocity were fine but he lacked command on his fastball.

SP | Cesar Ramos | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled P Cesar Ramos from Triple-A Durham, as a result of the team's bullpen having been overworked recently.

SP | Esmil Rogers | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RP Esmil Rogers (0-2) allowed five runs on three hits over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 5, with three walks and no strikeouts.

SP | Livan Hernandez | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Livan Hernandez picked up his first career save Saturday, May 5, against the Colorado Rockies. He allowed one hit over 1 2/3 scoreless innings and recorded two strikeouts.

SP | C.J. Wilson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (4-2) allowed two runs on six hits over eight innings in a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, May 5, with three walks and nine strikeouts.

SP | Kyle Drabek | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek (2-3) allowed five runs on eight hits over five innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 5, with five walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Jason Marquis | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Jason Marquis (2-1) allowed two runs on four hits over six innings in a loss to the Seattle Mariners Saturday, May 5, with six walks and one strikeout. Marquis only threw half of his 94 pitches for strikes and the six walks tied a career high.

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (3-1) allowed one hit over eight scoreless innings in a victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 5, with two walks and nine strikeouts. In his past four starts, he has allowed two earned runs on 15 hits over 31 innings with 32 strikeouts.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (1-4) allowed three runs on nine hits over seven innings in a loss to the Miami Marlins Saturday, May 5, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

SP | Mark Buehrle | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Mark Buehrle (2-4) allowed one run on five hits over nine innings in a complete game victory over the San Diego Padres Saturday, May 5, with two walks and three strikeouts. It was the 28th complete game of his career and his first since Oct. 2, 2010, when he pitched for the Chicago White Sox.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, May 5, with no walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 5, with no walks and nine strikeouts.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez (3-1) allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, May 5, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Vance Worley (2-2) allowed five runs on 11 hits over six innings in a loss to the Washington Nationals Saturday, May 5, with two walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda struggled Saturday, May 5, against the Kansas City Royals, allowing three runs - two earned - and six hits with three walks in just 4 1/3 innings. He needed 91 pitches to record his 13 outs in the loss.

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (forearm) worked six scoreless innings in his first start off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 5, against the New York Yankees. He retired 11 straight batters at one point, and he finished with six strikeouts.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake allowed three runs, four hits and four walks with four strikeouts over seven innings in a loss Saturday, May 5, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. "It's definitely a step in the right direction," Leake said. "Even though I had four walks, I was still happy with the way I threw the ball." Leake lowered his ERA from 6.65 to 5.97 with the quality start.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia was charged with six runs on four hits over six innings in a loss Saturday, May 5, against the Houston Astros.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris allowed one unearned run and three hits over six innings in a win Saturday, May 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Norris improved to 7-2 with a 2.16 ERA in 11 career starts against the Cardinals.

SP | Liam Hendriks | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins are expected to option SP Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester Monday, May 7. It is announced the prospect P Scott Diamond will be recalled.

SP | Guillermo Moscoso | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies optioned SP Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Colorado Springs Saturday, May 5, and recalled RP Adam Ottavino in the corresponding move.

SP | Aaron Cook | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Aaron Cook (knee) was pounded in his team debut Saturday, May 5, against the Baltimore Orioles. He allowed seven runs and eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings, and he required 11 stitches to close a gash on his left knee. He suffered the injury when covering home plate. Cook had been 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in five starts with Triple-A Pawtucket. "I felt good the first two innings (before getting spiked)," Cook said. "To be honest, I kind of felt like my leg was a little number (after getting spiked). I was throwing all arm and that caused the ball to be flat and up in the zone. It was one of those days."

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Tim Stauffer (elbow) will make one more minor-league rehab start Wednesday, May 9, either with Class A Lake Elsinore or Triple-A Tucson on the road in New Orleans, according to manager Bud Black.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win Saturday, May 5, against the Boston Red Sox. "I felt good," Hammel said. "I was able to establish the strike zone early and a big inning really takes the stress out of the situation. I was able to open up the strike zone and just attack." Hammel entered the game 0-1 with a 6.94 ERA with one save in six career games at Fenway Park.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton (shoulder) threw 47 pitches Saturday, May 5, in live batting practice at the team's spring training complex in Florida. He is expected to make an appearance in an extended spring training game Thursday, May 10.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland, originally from Newark, Ohio, got the start Saturday, May 5, against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. He allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits with three walks and six strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in a no-decision.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed just one earned run, six hits and a walk over seven innings Saturday, May 5, against the Milwaukee Brewers, running his record to 5-1. He also struck out five batters in the 110-pitch quality start, and he lowered his ERA to 2.31. Bumgarner also helped his cause at the plate, driving in his first run of the season.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano posted his fourth consecutive quality start Saturday, May 5, against the Chicago Cubs, and he extended his personal scoreless streak to 18 2/3 innings across three starts. "It was a lot of fun out there. Me and (C Matt Treanor) had a pretty good game plan, and for the most part we were making our pitches," Capuano said.

SP | Chris Volstad | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Chris Volstad allowed five earned runs, four hits and three walks while striking out just one batter Saturday, May 5, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He suffered from one bad inning, the second, in which he allowed three runs, including a pair with two outs. "Runners on from the stretch has been a struggle; it's no secret," Volstad said. "That one inning. I just have to be better in those situations. That's all it comes down to."

SP | Randy Wolf | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Randy Wolf allowed four earned runs, nine hits and no walks over six innings in a loss against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, May 5. Wolf did not allow a walk for the first time since six outings this season, and he threw more than 100 pitches (102) for the third time during the span.

SP | Erasmo Ramirez | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners optioned RP Erasmo Ramirez to Triple-A Tacoma Saturday, May 5, and they will stretch him out in the event he is needed for a spot start at some point. "We're at the point in the season now where if we did need a spot starter, he wouldn't be able to give us a great deal pitch-count wise," manager Eric Wedge said. "So we'll get (Ramirez) down there, get him going. Plus, we want him to pitch a little more frequently as well."

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (illness) will not make the start Sunday, May 6, due to illness, and he won't pitch again until Friday, May 11, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

SP | Travis Wood | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the Chicago Cubs have already recalled SP Travis Wood from Triple-A Iowa and he will start Sunday, May 6, in place of SP Matt Garza (illness).

SP | Henderson Alvarez | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Henderson Alvarez (2-2) tossed his first major league shutout Friday, May 4, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He allowed six hits over nine innings, with one walk and three strikeouts, while throwing only 87 pitches.

SP | Ervin Santana | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Ervin Santana (0-6) allowed three runs on three hits over eight innings in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 4, with two walks and 10 strikeouts.

SP | Josh Johnson | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Josh Johnson allowed six runs on six hits over 2 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Diego Padres Friday, May 4, with three walks and one strikeout.

SP | Anthony Bass | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Anthony Bass went 2-for-3 with a bases-clearing triple and a run scored Friday, May 4, against the Miami Marlins. On the mound, he wasn't as successful, allowing six runs on six hits over six innings, with three walks and seven strikeouts in a no-decision.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed seven runs (six earned) on six hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 4, with three walks and six strikeouts. He allowed five of the runs in the first inning but later settled down, retiring 11 consecutive batters at one point.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley (2-2) allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 4, with three walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Paul Maholm | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Paul Maholm (3-2) allowed one run on three hits over six innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 4, with no walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have transferred SP Mike Pelfrey (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse (4-1) allowed five runs (three earned) on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Houston Astros Friday, May 4, with one walk and three strikeouts.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (oblique) threw a pain-free bullpen session Saturday, May 5, and expects to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, May 9, to make a start against the New York Mets. P Kyle Kendrick is expected to move from the starting rotation to the bullpen when Lee returns.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price allowed one run on three hits in eight innings against the Oakland Athletics Friday, May 4, to pick up his fifth win of the season. He struck out 12 batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Tyson Ross | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Tyson Ross allowed seven runs on nine hits in 3 1/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, May 4, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out two batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee allowed two runs on four hits in six innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, May 4. He struck out six batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto allowed one run on seven hits in nine innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 5, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He struck out four batters and did not walk any batters in the game.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed three runs on three hits in six innings against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 4. He struck out four batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed three earned runs, five hits and three walks over six innings in a no-decision Friday, May 4, against the Baltimore Orioles. It was his second straight quality start, and fourth in six outings this season.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis allowed six earned runs, 10 hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in a surprising loss Friday, April 13, against the Cleveland Indians. In his previous five starts, Lewis had not allowed more than two runs.

SP | Jeanmar Gomez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Jeanmar Gomez allowed three earned runs, eight hits and a walk over seven innings in a win Friday, May 4, against the Texas Rangers. He also struck out two batters in the 90-pitch quality start. Gomez has back-to-back quality starts, and he has won two of his past three outings. "Gomez was terrific against such a great lineup that the Rangers put up there," Acta said. "He gave us a great seven innings."

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia allowed two earned runs, seven hits and no walks over eight innings in win Friday, May 4, against the Kansas City Royals. He also struck out five batters in the 108-pitch quality start, moving to 4-0 while lowering his ERA to 4.15.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) said Friday, May 4, that he was pleased with his first outing with Class A Modesto. He will return to Modesto from Arizona to make another rehab appearance Monday, May 7. "Things are going great," De La Rosa said. "I feel good. No problems so far. I just have to keep on pitching."

SP | Josh Outman | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies RP Josh Outman (oblique) reached 97 mph during a two-inning minor-league rehab outing Thursday, May 3, for Double-A Tulsa, according to manager Jim Tracy. "I understand he was electric in the first iinning and started to get a little bit tired toward the end of the second inning," Tracy said. "The two hits were more of the seeing-eye variety."

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum allowed three earned runs in the first inning Friday, May 4, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has now allowed 12 earned runs through his first six starts this season.

SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees transferred SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list Friday, May 4.

SP | D.J. Mitchell | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees recalled RP Cody Eppley and OF Dewayne Wise from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday, May 4. RP D.J. Mitchell was optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.

SP | Brett Cecil | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brett Cecil (groin) threw a bullpen session Thursday, May 3, and he is scheduled to make at least one more bullpen before resuming a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A New Hampshire.

SP | Dustin McGowan | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) is in a "shoulder strengthening phase" right now in his rehab. He is tentatively scheduled to start a throwing program May 17.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison worked a bullpen session Friday, May 4, and found that his head wasn't staying straight in his delivery, and he was starting to drift to the side. The awkward mechanics were causing him to "sling" the ball rather than throw it properly. "I started hitting my spots with my fastball and everything else," Harrison said. "That definitely built some confidence in me." He's given up 14 earned runs in his last two starts.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay rejoined the team Friday, May 4, after leaving to deal with a personal issue. He will make his start Monday, May 7.

SP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Neftali Feliz was pushed back to Tuesday, May 8, against the Baltimore Orioles so the team can align their rotation accordingly for the series that week.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Houston Astros' asking price for SP Wandy Rodriguez may be too high if they decide to dangle him around the trade deadline this summer. "He's a No. 2 starter at times," one National League scout said. "But for me, what you're really getting is a fourth starter on a good team who can throw a curveball. Unfortunately, if you look at his paycheck, he's getting paid like a No. 2. And that's a problem."

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett (lat) threw Friday, May 4, and feels fine. He's on track to make his next scheduled start next week after being skipped Saturday, May 5.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (neck, elbow) had his start with Triple-A Pawtucket pushed back to Monday, May 7, because he's dealing with a neck issue on his left side. He is scheduled for two more minor league starts and possibly a third.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (oblique) said he will be ready to pitch in his next scheduled start Monday, May 7, against the San Francisco Giants.

SP | Chris Schwinden | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets are recalling INF Vinny Rottino from the minors Friday, May 4, and sending SP Chris Schwinden back down.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Chris Schwinden is unlikely to receive a third start in the rotation. The three realistic options to take the spot are Ps Jeremy Hefner, Garrett Olson and Miguel Batista. Hefner and Olson are both pitching at Class AAA. Ps Zack Wheeler, Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia are not options.


Relief Pitcher

RP | LaTroy Hawkins | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP LaTroy Hawkins (pinkie) suffered a broken pinkie finger in the game Sunday, May 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Scott Downs (leg) left the game Sunday, May 6, against the Toronto Blue Jays due to a leg injury. He crumbled to the ground avoiding a line drive off the bat of C J.P. Arencibia.

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco retired the only two batters he faced Sunday, May 6, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, striking one out. He has converted seven of his past eight save opportunities.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera (knee) will meet with doctors Monday, May 7, and Tuesday, May 8, to discuss treatment options for the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The team continues to anticipate Rivera will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.

RP | Andrew Cashner | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black indicated Sunday, May 6, that Ps Andrew Cashner, Luke Gregerson and Dale Thayer might be candidates to close games while RP Huston Street (lat) is on the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, May 6, to pick up his fifth save of the season.

RP | Cristhian Martinez | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Cristhian Martinez (2-0) tossed one scoreless inning in a victory over the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 5, with one walk and one strikeout.

RP | Joel Peralta | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta (0-1) allowed one run on two hits over one inning in a loss to the Oakland Athletics Saturday, May 5, with no walks and three strikeouts.

RP | Grant Balfour | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Grant Balfour earned his seventh save of the year against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 5. He allowed one hit over one scoreless inning. Balfour has 17 career saves and is currently tied with Graeme Lloyd for most saves by an Australian-born pitcher.

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Brian Fuentes (2-0) allowed one hit over two scoreless innings in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 5, with no walks and one strikeout.

RP | Addison Reed | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Addison Reed struck out the only batter he faced Saturday, May 5, against the Detroit Tigers, to record his first career save.

RP | Rhiner Cruz | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros manager Bradley Mills said Saturday, May 5, that RP Rhiner Cruz (ankle) is scheduled to pitch again Monday, May 7, for Triple-A Oklahoma City. Cruz worked two-thirds of an inning for the RedHawks Saturday in the first game of a rehab stint, allowing two runs - one earned - and a walk with two strikeouts.

RP | Louis Coleman | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals activated SP Felipe Paulino (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list to start Saturday, May 5, against the New York Yankees. The team optioned RP Louis Coleman to Triple-A Omaha in the corresponding move.

RP | Greg Holland | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (rib cage) reported no pain after throwing 25 pitches to hitters in a simulated inning Saturday, May 5. He is on target to leave Tuesday, May 8, for a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas.

RP | D.J. Carrasco | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction
The New York Mets activated RP D.J. Carrasco (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list after his minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo Saturday, May 5. The team optioned INF Jordany Valdespin to Buffalo in the corresponding move.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla worked around a hit allowed in a scoreless ninth inning Saturday, May 5, against the Milwaukee Brewers for his fifth save. He is 5-for-5 on save chances since taking over for the injured RP Brian Wilson (elbow).

RP | Heath Hembree | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Heath Hembree has posted eight saves, 1.50 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 10 strikeouts in 12 innings over 12 relief appearances for Triple-A Fresno.

RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (knee) played catch from 90 feet Saturday, May 5. He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list May 13, and he said he is optimistic he'll be ready.

RP | Ronald Belisario | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Ronald Belisario posted a strikeout in an efficient 11-pitch perfect eighth inning Saturday, May 5, against the Chicago Cubs. It was his first game of the season after serving a 25-game suspension. "He was good, lights out," manager Don Mattingly said.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Marmol made his first appearance Saturday, May 5, since being demoted from the closer's role. He entered to boos, and walked the leadoff man, but ended up picking up a strikeout and working a scoreless inning. "He threw his fastball for strikes," manager Dale Sveum said. "I think that was encouraging for him that he can throw his fastball a lot."

RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen announced Saturday, May 5, that he was demoting RP Heath Bell from the closer's role. Bell might be used in early to middle relief to get on track. Guillen said Bell will be used in "whatever the inning we think would work for him." RP Steve Cishek will serve as the fill-in closer.

RP | Shawn Kelley | Seattle Mariners | Transaction,
The Seattle Mariners recalled RP Shawn Kelley from Triple-A Tacoma Saturday, May 5. "I feel good right now," Kelley said. "My arm strength's good. I feel healthy." He had partial Tommy John surgery in August 2010, and has appeared in just a handful of big league games since.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (lat) is headed to the disabled list with a strained lat. His replacement for saves hasn't been determined yet, but Andrew Cashner is the likely candidate to step in.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford earned his sixth save of the season Friday, May 4, against the San Francisco Giants. He struck out two of the three batters he faced.

RP | Clay Hensley | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants RP Clay Hensley (1-3) allowed two runs on two hits over one-third of an inning in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 4.

RP | Kameron Loe | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP Kameron Loe (2-0) allowed one hit over two-thirds of an inning in a victory over the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 4.

RP | Josh Spence | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Josh Spence (0-1) allowed one run on one hit over one inning in a loss to the Miami Marlins Friday, May 4, with two walks and two strikeouts.

RP | Craig Kimbrel | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel earned his ninth save of the year Friday, May 4, against the Colorado Rockies. He allowed one run on one hit over one inning, with one walk and one strikeout.

RP | Chad Durbin | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Chad Durbin (1-0) allowed two walks in one scoreless inning in a victory over the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 4.

RP | Rafael Dolis | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Dolis pitched one scoreless inning to earn his second save of the season Friday, May 4, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

RP | Brett Myers | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros RP Brett Myers picked up his seventh save of the year Friday, May 4, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He allowed one hit over one scoreless inning, with no walks and one strikeout.

RP | Henry Rodriguez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said RP Henry Rodriguez would be available to pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, May 5, despite the fact that he has pitched in each of the last three games. "He hasn't cried uncle yet," Johnson said. "He's pretty strong. I want them to cry uncle. I like to not overwork, but I love to overwork my closer. I know it's a good thing when all of sudden they're saying, 'Can you get me a day off?' It means he's getting a lot of work and we're winning a lot of ballgames."

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the New York Mets Friday, May 4, to pick up his sixth save of the season.

RP | Matt Thornton | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox RP Matt Thornton allowed two runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Detroit Tigers Friday, May 4, to suffer his first blown save of the season.

RP | Alfredo Aceves | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Alfredo Aceves allowed just two hits and no walks in 2 2/3 scoreless innings of relief Friday, May 4, against the Baltimore Orioles. He was also able to rack up six strikeouts in the 38-pitch performance, throwing 29 for strikes. He lowered his ERA from 10.29 to 7.45 as a result.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez worked a perfect 12-pitch ninth inning Friday, May 4, against the Texas Rangers for his 10th save of the season. After blowing his first save chance of the season April 5, Perez has converted 10 straight save chances and allowed just one earned run in 11 innings over the past 12 appearances.

RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson worked a perfect inning with one strikeout Friday, May 4, against the Boston Red Sox, picking up his eighth save of the season. He has allowed just six hits, no runs and four hits with nine strikeouts over 11 2/3 innings over 12 appearances.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP David Robertson struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Friday, May 4, against the Kansas City Royals in a non-save situation. It was the team's first game since it was learned RP Mariano Rivera (knee) is lost for the season.

RP | Brad Brach | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres will recall RP Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson in the corresponding move following the trade of RP Ernesto Frieri to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The move wasn't officially announced, but Brach's uniform is hanging in a locker at Petco Park.

RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (groin) will remain with the team through its current West Coast road trip before heading to Class A Dunedin to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

RP | Ernesto Frieri | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
New Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ernesto Frieri used to build up arm strength as a kid at his grandmother's tamale stand in Cartagena, Colombia. "When I was 11 or 12, she'd wake me up at 4 a.m. every day and I'd grind corn for the tamales," Frieri said. "When I was 14, I picked up a baseball and threw it, and I was like, 'Wow, I have a good arm.' I've never hurt my arm since."

RP | Kevin Jepsen | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim optioned RP Kevin Jepsen to Triple-A Salt Lake Friday, May 4, to make room for the newly-acquired RP Ernesto Frieri.

RP | Miguel Batista | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets P Miguel Batista will serve as the team's new fifth starter.

RP | Zach Braddock | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Milwaukee Brewers released RP Zach Braddock Friday, May 4.

RP | Hector Santiago | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox RP Hector Santiago will work in middle relief now that the team has moved SP Chris Sale from the starting rotation into the closer role.

RP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox have moved SP Chris Sale (elbow) back to the bullpen. Sale has been experiencing tenderness in his elbow recently. Sale will immediately assume the closer's role as a result. SP Dylan Axelrod will move into the starting rotation beginning Sunday, May 6, against the Detroit Tigers. Sale will be available to close starting Monday, May 7.

RP | James Russell | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, the Chicago Cubs will use a "closer-by-committee" approach to the ninth inning between RPs James Russell and Rafael Dolis, with Russell likely to see most of those assignments. However, the matchups could dictate the pitcher used.

RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has not made a final decision on who will replace RP Mariano Rivera (knee) in the ninth inning, but he's leaning toward RP David Robertson, with RP Rafael Soriano staying in the setup role.

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