Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 11, 2012 @ 08:50:26 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche went 2-for-3 with one home run and two RBIs against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, May 10.

1B | Chris Marrero | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals 1B Chris Marrero (shoulder) suffered a setback with his shoulder and it could be another few months before he's able to return.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays DH Vladimir Guerrero, who will make $1.3 million this year prorated to his time spent in the majors, will report to extended spring training for the time being. He could eventually serve as the team's designated hitter with 3B Edwin Encarnacion at first base if 1B Adam Lind continues to struggle.

1B | Brandon Allen | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays activated INF Jeff Keppinger from the restricted list Thursday, May 10, and placed 1B Brandon Allen (quadriceps) on the disabled list with a right quadriceps strain.

1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Bryan LaHair has been very successful in hitting pitches on the outside part of the plate this year, thanks to his long reach at the plate. He had 13 strikeouts in 19 games in the beginning of the year on pitches on the outside part of the plate, but he has made adjustments; his last 33 swings on outside pitches have resulted in 16 balls in play and 10 base hits. Six of those have gone the opposite way (four in the air and two grounders). LaHair has 17 hits this year on pitches on the outside, and his batting average sits at .439 when his at-bats end with an outside offering.


Second Baseman

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 11 games Thursday, May 10.

2B | Johnny Giavotella | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said 2B Johnny Giavotella will play second base against left-handed pitchers, with 2B Chris Getz in the other side of the platoon. The situation will likely change when INF Yuniesky Betancourt (ankle) returns from the disabled list next week.

2B | Hector Luna | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury,
Philadelphia Phillies Ps Jake Diekman and Raul Valdes and INF Hector Luna are expected to be called up before the game Friday, May 11, with RP Brian Sanches and C Erik Kratz likely to be sent down. OF Laynce Nix (calf) is also a candidate to go on the disabled list with a strained left calf, although he's listed as day-to-day.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) hit in the cages Thursday, May 10, and continues to feel better, but there is still no timetable for him to play in rehab games.


Shortstop

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar had four hits and three runs scored Thursday, May 10.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus went 2-for-3 with two RBIs against the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10.


Third Baseman

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers hitting coach Lloyd McClendon had told 3B Miguel Cabrera his hands were too high for a few days but Cabrera couldn't quite make the adjustment at the plate. After some physical adjustment Cabrera's new stance paid off. Cabrera had two hits in the second inning and finished 4-for-5 with three RBIs, snapping an 0-for-14 slump at the plate Thursday, May 10, in a 10-6 win over the Oakland Athletics.

3B | Brandon Inge | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Brandon Inge hit another grand slam Thursday, May 10, against the Detroit Tigers, for his second slam in three days. He is the second A's player to hit two slams in a three-game span; Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx did it Sept. 22 and 24, 1932.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit went 1-for-3 with one home run and two RBIs against the Texas Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) is unlikely to come off the disabled list when eligible Monday, May 14, because he has yet to resume baseball activities, although he's scheduled to resume playing catch in the next few days.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said 3B Will Middlebrooks is not an option to play in the outfield at this time.

3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles signed SS Miguel Tejada to see if he could eventually replace 3B Mark Reynolds at third base. Reynolds was hitting just .136 with three RBIs in 20 games before his recent hot streak. The team has tried to trade Reynolds, but his hefty contract has limited other team's interest in him.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre (hamstring) is back at third base for the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10.

3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez (concussion) has not been cleared to play yet because he didn't test well on one of his cognitive tests this week. However, he said he felt 100 percent Wednesday, May 9.


Catcher

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos may be regressing in terms of his defense behind the plate this year. "He was a 'plus' receiver last year," one scout said. "He isn't this year. It's disappointing. He needs to flip that switch back." Ramos allowed three passed balls last year and 32 wild pitches. This year, he's already allowed one passed ball and eight wild pitches past him.

C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta (wrist) has been diagnosed with a fractured right wrist, and he'll undergo surgery Friday, May 11. C Bobby Wilson will take over the primary catching duties, and the Angels will add another catcher Friday. C Hank Conger (elbow) is on the disabled list with Triple-A Salt Lake and hasn't played since mid-April. Cs Robinzon Diaz and John Hester are other options at Salt Lake. They could also choose to go to Class AA and select C Alberto Rosario.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) is returning to the lineup Thursday, May 10, after dealing with knee tendonitis.


Outfielder

OF | Michael Brantley | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 4-for-5 with two RBIs Thursday, May 10.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) will not swing a bat for 10 days and could be out for 15 to 25 days.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton ended the set against the Baltimore Orioles by going 8-for-17 with six runs scored, six home runs and 12 RBIs.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford (elbow) said he believes he will be able to hit first before beginning to throw during his rehab. Crawford hopes to start throwing in a few weeks but does not know how fast he will be able to return once he is cleared to throw. He said his surgically repaired wrist is doing fine.

OF | David Murphy | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B David Murphy went 1-for-1 with one home run and three RBIs against the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10.

OF | Adam L. Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OFs Ryan Flaherty, Nick Markakis and Adam L. Jones and SS J.J. Hardy each went 1-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the Texas Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10.

OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) took swings off a tee and during soft toss Thursday, May 10, and hopes to return Friday, May 11, or Saturday, May 12.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) is available to pinch hit again Thursday, May 10, and he could return to the lineup Friday, May 11.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce (ankle) said he's "just a little sore," and he is available to pinch hit Thursday, May 10.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper is hitting fifth in the lineup Thursday, May 10, the fourth different lineup position he's been in this year, and he's already played all three outfield spots.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox recalled OF Daniel Nava from Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, May 10, and are expected to send RP Clayton Mortensen back to Pawtucket. Nava is starting in left field Thursday. Nava was hitting .316 with three home runs and 17 RBIs at Class AAA.

OF | Kevin Mattison | Miami Marlins | Transaction,
The Miami Marlins are recalling OF Kevin Mattison and RP Mike Dunn from Triple-A New Orleans Thursday, May 10, and Ps Sandy Rosario and Chris Hatcher will be returned to New Orleans in a corresponding move.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) hasn't received an epidural shot because he's being bothered by a virus.

OF | Endy Chavez | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles OF Endy Chavez (oblique) will be placed on the disabled list Thursday, May 10, which will allow SP Tommy Hunter to come back up and start Game 2 of the doubleheader against the Texas Rangers. Hunter will be going on three days of rest.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse (hamstring) said his hamstring is fine, and he has no doubts he'll make his next start.

SP | Trevor Reckling | free agent | Transaction
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released P Trevor Reckling.

SP | Henderson Alvarez | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Henderson Alvarez threw 17 consecutive scoreless innings before allowing a run in his start Thursday, May 10.

SP | Clayton Mortensen | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox optioned P Clayton Mortensen to Triple-A Pawtucket.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett allowed seven runs in 2 1/3 innings and received loud boos as he left the field Thursday, May 10. Beckett is the subject of criticism after he played golf a day after he was scratched from his last start with lat soreness.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia allowed two unearned runs on seven hits and a walk while fanning 10 in eight innings to beat the Tampa Bay Rays Thursday, May 10.

SP | Dallas Braden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Dallas Braden (shoulder) has played catch several times this week, but Melvin said that he is not yet on a throwing program. Braden was shut down from throwing for more than a month after a setback in his return from shoulder-capsule surgery.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer allowed two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings, with nine strikeouts, in a 10-6 win over the Oakland Athletics on Thursday, May 10.

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed nine hits and eight runs, seven earned, in 2 1/3 innings against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 10, in his shortest outing since July 14 with the Yankees at Toronto. In the 12 outings since his last win over the Tigers in April 2003, Colon is 0-7 with a 7.67 ERA against them.

SP | Tommy Hunter | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Tommy Hunter allowed four runs on five hits in six innings against the Texas Rangers in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out seven batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed three runs on four hits in six innings against the Baltimore Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Kevin Correia | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings against the Washington Nationals Thursday, May 10, to suffer his third loss of the season. He struck out one batter and walked two in the game.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs on five hits in six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, May 10, to earn his third win of the season. He struck out 13 batters and walked three of the game.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) felt fine when throwing his bullpen session Thursday, May 10, and is still scheduled to start Saturday, May 12.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis allowed six runs on five hits in seven innings against the Baltimore Orioles in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out 12 batters and walked one in the game. He is the first pitcher since 1918 to allow five home runs and strike out at least 10 batters in the same game.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs on six hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Texas Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Erik Bedard | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Erik Bedard (back) said he was feeling better Thursday, May 10, after suffering from back spasms Wednesday, May 9, but it's too early to tell if he'll make his next start Monday, May 14, against the Miami Marlins. If he can't go, SP Brad Lincoln would likely take his spot.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jeremy Guthrie (shoulder) gave up two hits and no runs while walking one and striking out four in four sharp minor league rehab innings with Single-A Modesto Thursday, May 10, and he's in line to make his next start against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, May 15.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (back) is dealing with back stiffness, and the team has sent him to Arizona to receive an injection. However, the injection was considered "maintenance" on an injury that he initially suffered in spring training. Vogelsong is expected to make his next start against the Colorado Rockies Monday, May 14.

SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Chien-Ming Wang (hamstring) allowed two runs in seven innings with Triple-A Syracuse Wednesday, May 9. Washington could decide to dangle Wang in a trade since they've had no luck trying to deal SP John Lannan, who is struggling in the minors.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton (shoulder) threw 45 pitches in three innings in an extended spring game Thursday, May 10, giving up a hit while walking one and striking out one. Britton's velocity was on the rise. He'll make two more extended spring starts May 15 and May 21.

SP | Dana Eveland | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Dana Eveland will be recalled from the minors to make the start against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, May 11.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (knee) is tentatively scheduled to make his next start against the New York Yankees Monday, May 14. If he remains unavailable, the team will consider putting him on the disabled list.

SP | John Maine | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Boston Red Sox released SP John Maine Thursday, May 10.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Injury,
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (fingernail) was activated from the seven-day disabled list Thursday, May 10, and he will make the start for Double-A Binghamton.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team eventually wants SP Francisco Liriano to move back to the starting rotation after he gains some confidence. "Maybe a couple innings here, a couple innings there, he blows some people away and gets some kind of mojo going," Gardenhire said. "Then we see if we can get him back in there. We need him as a starter. We told him that."


Relief Pitcher

RP | Chad Qualls | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury
Philadelphia Phillies RP Chad Qualls (knee) was wearing a brace on his left knee Thursday, May 10, and has thrown three pitches in the last five days. He could land on the disabled list.

RP | Mark Melancon | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Mark Melancon has allowed no runs, nine hits and no walks while fanning 18 in 10 innings at Triple-A Pawtucket.

RP | Matt Lindstrom | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Matt Lindstrom was dented for three hits and three runs -- two earned -- in his one inning on the mound Thursday, May 10, against the Texas Rangers.

RP | Henry Rodriguez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Henry Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates Thursday, May 10, to pick up his seventh save of the season.

RP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
BB Abbott, agent for Chicago White Sox RP Chris Sale (elbow), said he is concerned with the way the team has been treating Sale this season. "In short, yes I am extremely concerned about the way the White Sox have approached this entire situation with Chris and his future," Abbott said. "It is his future, isn't it?" Sale began the season as a starter but was moved to the bullpen earlier this month. His role is expected to be solidified once the team receives the results of the MRI.

RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson allowed one run on one hit in one inning against the Texas Rangers in the first game of a doubleheader Thursday, May 10, to pick up his ninth save of the season.

RP | Juan Cruz | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he's unsure who will close in the absence of RP Joel Hanrahan while he's on the bereavement list for the next three days. "Watch the game. There will be somebody up in the ninth inning if we have the lead," said Hurdle, who in all sincerity himself did not yet know who the mystery closer might be. It could be RPs Juan Cruz or Jason Grilli.

RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury,
San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (knee) is expected to be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible Sunday, May 13.

RP | Scott Feldman | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers P Scott Feldman will be available out of the bullpen for the team's doubleheader Thursday, May 10, and for the first couple games of the weekend. If he isn't needed that much, he will start against the Kansas City Royals Monday, May 14.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Joel Hanrahan is expected to rejoin the team Sunday, May 13, after his stay on the bereavement list.

RP | Kerry Wood | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs RP Kerry Wood won't be disciplined by the league after throwing his hat and glove into the crowd following his outing Tuesday, May 8. Wood is 0-2 with a 14.54 ERA in six outings this year.

RP | Daniel McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed RP Joel Hanrahan on the bereavement list Thursday, May 10, and recalled RP Daniel McCutchen from the minors in a corresponding move.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi displayed confidence in RP David Robertson after he blew his first save chance Wednesday, May 9. "It is obviously an adjustment," Girardi said. "Any time you move up in a role, it is obviously an adjustment, but I have a ton of confidence that he will do a good job for us and is going to bounce back." After pitching in back-to-back outings, Robertson won't be available Thursday, May 10.

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