Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 14, 2012 @ 09:35:49 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis (flu) expects to play Monday, May 14.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto hit three home runs Sunday, May 13, including a walkoff grand slam to win it. He drove in six runs.

1B | Prince Fielder | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder is hitless in his last 22 at-bats.

1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Bryan LaHair has reached base in 30 straight games.

1B | Kila Ka'aihue | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday, May 13, that 1B Kila Ka'aihue (leg) can hit, but he cannot run. Melvin indicated he is the furthest of the team's injured players from being ready.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday, May 13, that 1B Mark Teixeira (bronchitis) will remain in the fifth spot of his order despite his recent struggles. "I've talked about that before, I think you can make too much of a certain number of at-bats, you can start moving guys all the time and then guys come to the ball park and they don't know where they're hitting," Girardi said. "He's what, third or fourth on our team in RBIs? I'm going to leave him there." Teixeira has been battling bronchitis, but he wouldn't use that as an excuse.

1B | Brett Pill | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said 1B Brett Pill started against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, May 13, instead of 1B/OF Brandon Belt, because the team needed a power threat in the cleanup spot with C Buster Posey (ankle) getting the day off.

1B | Aubrey Huff | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey and 1B/OF Aubrey Huff are not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (wrist) said he felt good after taking 25-30 swings off a tee Saturday, May 12, and is hopeful that he can be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, May 16. "We'll see once I start swinging more how everything goes," he said. "I'm pretty happy so far."

1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the St. Louis Cardinals have activated 1B Lance Berkman (calf) from the 15-day disabled list. He is in the starting lineup against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 13, batting fifth. In a corresponding move, OF Shane Robinson has been optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

1B | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Mark Trumbo went 1-for-2 with one home run and two RBIs against the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 12.

1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer has been dropped from fourth to sixth in the batting order against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 12.

1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland went 1-for-3 with one home run and three RBIs against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 11.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn swatted a first-inning home run Friday, May 11, against the Kansas City Royals. It was the 376th homer of his career, moving him into a tie with former White Sox C Carlton Fisk for 68th place on the all-time list. The homer was Dunn's 11th this season, equaling his 2011 total.

1B | Jeff Larish | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired 1B Jeff Larish from the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 11, for cash considerations.

1B | Yonder Alonso | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (illness) was able to play Friday, May 11, against the Philadelphia Phillies despite not feeling well before the game. He went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the season and two RBIs.

1B | Nick Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Nick Johnson hit a go-ahead two-run homer Friday, May 11, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He entered the game with no homers and just five RBIs and a .122 batting average. Friday marked the first time in his career that he had a steal and homer in the same game.

1B | Jim Thome | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Jim Thome (back) won't be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible Monday, May 14, but has taken some "dry swings."

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (Achilles') is making steady progress but there is still no timetable for him to enter rehab games. He's been hitting for the past few days and the key is for him to develop more strength in his calf. "To get full strength will take probably a lot longer than a season," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "In fact, it may take a long, long time. That's just the nature of the surgery."

1B | Jason Giambi | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Jason Giambi (calf) said he is fine after leaving the game early Wednesday, May 9, with a calf injury.


Second Baseman

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia had a double in the seventh inning Sunday, May 13, against the Cleveland Indians, pushing his hitting streak to 14 games. He owns the longest active streak in the majors.

2B | Jemile Weeks | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Jemile Weeks (ankle) was held out of the lineup Sunday, May 13, but it is possible he might return as soon as Monday, May 14, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

2B | Matt Antonelli | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have designated INF Matt Antonelli for assignment, in order to make room for OF Xavier Avery on the team's 40-man roster. Avery is batting leadoff and playing left field against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, May 13.

2B | Jayson Nix | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees IF Jayson Nix went 1-for-3 with one home run and two RBIs against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, May 12.

2B | Bill Hall | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Bill Hall's solo home run in the eighth inning Saturday, May 12, was the team's 23rd home run in the seventh inning or later. Baltimore's 22 home runs in the seventh inning or later was the best mark in the Majors entering Saturday.

2B | Mike Fontenot | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies plan to use 2B Mike Fontenot at second base, shortstop, and third base. "He can hit some," Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said. "He swings the bat well. We'll try to work him in, get him comfortable, and see where we go from there."

2B | Jose Lopez | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians optioned INF Jason Donald to Triple-A Columbus Saturday, May 12, and they purchased the contract of 2B Jose Lopez from Columbus. The team also designated OF Nick Weglarz for assignment to make room for Lopez on the 40-man roster.

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis posted an RBI single in the sixth inning Saturday, May 12, against the Boston Red Sox. He has managed at least one hit in each of his seven career games at Fenway Park.

2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk against the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 11.

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve batted third for the first time in his career Friday, May 11, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went 0-for-3 with a walk.

2B | Rickie Weeks | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (hand) was hit on the left hand by a pitch from Chicago Cubs RP Lendy Castillo in the bottom of the 13th inning Friday, May 11. Weeks remained in the game and eventually scored the winning run but he was not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 12. X-rays were negative and he is listed as day-to-day.

2B | Aaron Miles | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free-agent 2B Aaron Miles to a minor league contract. He is currently working out at the team's spring training facility in Arizona.

2B | Michael Martinez | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies purchased the contract of 2B Mike Fontenot from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, May 11. The team moved 2B Michael Martinez (foot) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list to make room on the 40-man roster.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 with a double and an RBI Friday, May 11, against the Seattle Mariners. Cano is now has 12 hits over his past 20 at-bats with five extra-base hits and eight RBIs during the span.

2B | Emmanuel Burriss | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday, May 11, that he is not wedded to the idea of starting INF Joaquin Arias every day at third base, and 3B Emmanuel Burriss at second base. Bochy said 3B Conor Gillaspie will start some games at either position.

2B | Freddy Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants have no firm plans to have 2B Freddy Sanchez (shoulder) re-start his minor-league rehab assignment.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (hamstring) has the green light to run on the bases whenever he pleases. He's 100 percent healthy after dealing with a sore left hamstring in April.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knees) took batting practice Friday, May 11, but still isn't taking grounders. "He wasn't really on the dirt (while rehabbing in Arizona)," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said. "He was doing stuff in kind of a controlled environment. He was doing most of it on turf. When he's ready to take grounders, he'll take them."

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles will move 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) to the 60-day disabled list to make room on the team's 40-man roster.

2B | Ryan Flaherty | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles INF Ryan Flaherty is starting at third base ahead of 3B Mark Reynolds Friday, May 11.


Shortstop

SS | Alex Gonzalez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SS Alex Gonzalez (knee) will have surgery to repair his torn right ACL Thursday, May 17.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus went 4-for-5 Sunday, May 13.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki has gone 10 games and 41 at-bats without an RBI.

SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal extended his hitting streak to 12 games Sunday, May 13.

SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins hit his first homer of the season Sunday, May 13. It took him 135 at-bats to do so.

SS | Dee Gordon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Struggling Los Angeles Dodgers SS Dee Gordon was held out of the starting lineup Sunday, May 13, but manager Don Mattingly said Gordon is still his leadoff hitter. Gordon is hitless in the past 14 at-bats with five strikeouts. "Dropping Dee in the order sounds very easy, but who else is going to hit there?" Mattingly said. "I don't really have another leadoff guy."

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter grounded into a pair of double plays, struck out and singled in the eighth inning Sunday, May 13, against the Seattle Mariners. With the single, he moved into a tie with Hall of Famer SS Robin Yount for 16th place on baseball's all-time hits (3,142) with his seventh-inning single.

SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera was arrested in mid-March on a domestic violence charge of misdemeanor assault. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for Thursday, May 17. "We're looking at our options to see where we can improve our roster," general manager Josh Byrnes said. "As it pertains to Everth, we want to be aware of his legal issues. We just have to be aware of it and act accordingly."

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar and OF Torii Hunter were given the day off against the Texas Rangers Sunday, May 13.

SS | Edwin Maysonet | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers IF Edwin Maysonet went 2-for-3 with one home run and four RBIs against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, May 12.

SS | Sean Rodriguez | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Sean Rodriguez extended his hit streak to 10 games with a sixth-inning single on Saturday, May 12, against the Baltimore Orioles. Rodriguez finished the game 1-for-4.

SS | Brendan Ryan | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SS Brendan Ryan, who is batting .149 this season, was rested Saturday, May 12, by manager Eric Wedge, and Wedge hinted more might happen in the future if Ryan doesn't turn it around. "Is there a level he has to reach to stay in the lineup?" Wedge asked, repeating a question. "You just can't be an out up there. There's no reason he shouldn't be better. He's not 25, he's 30 years old and it's time he figured out what he needs to do to be successful."

SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Stephen Drew (ankle) tested his injury by sliding six times on a mat and three times on dirt before the game Saturday, May 12. It was the first time he slid since July 20, 2011.

SS | Jurickson Profar | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar extended his hitting streak to 21 games Friday, May 11, at Double-A Frisco, and he has reached base at least once in each of his past 30 games.

SS | Ronny Cedeno | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ronny Cedeno will be the regular at shortstop until SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) returns from the disabled list. 2B Justin Turner will be the backup at first and third base. Tejada is eligible to return Tuesday, May 22.

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed INF Jerry Hairston Jr. (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 11, and recalled INF Justin Sellers from the minors in a corresponding move. The DL stint will be retroactive to Monday, May 7.

SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team will abandon their experiment of using SS Eduardo Nunez as a utilityman and will have him focus primarily on shortstop with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. "We talked about it and said, maybe we're asking this kid to do too much at this time in his career," Girardi said. "... Our thought is, this kid is going to be an everyday shortstop at some point." Nunez could also see minimal time at second base. He committed two errors at third base Thursday, May 10.


Third Baseman

3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (hamstring) sat out again Sunday, May 13, with a sore left hamstring.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks had two hits, including a solo home run, in three at-bats Sunday, May 13, against the Cleveland Indians. He has hit safely in eight of his first 10 games in the majors. He has four homers since his major league debut May 2.

3B | Brandon Inge | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics 3B Brandon Inge (groin) tried to talk his way into the lineup Sunday, May 13, but manager Bob Melvin held him out as a precaution. "Based on what we've been seeing lately and the amount of work he's gotten for a guy who hasn't played much before, it's not wise to run him out there if he's a little tight," Melvin said.

3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds (oblique) might head to the team's spring training facility soon to begin his rehab. He landed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 12, due to a strained oblique.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets are considering offering a long-term contract to 3B David Wright at some point later this year, perhaps as soon as this summer, according to a baseball official. The team holds a $16 million option to retain Wright in 2013.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) was able to hit, throw and field grounders Sunday, May 13. Manager Bobby Valentine said he was progressing nicely but was uncertain if he would need to play in several minor league rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez snapped a hitless drought of 22 at-bats with a sixth-inning double against the Houston Astros Saturday, May 12.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said INF Joaquin Arias will be the team's regular third baseman until 3B Pablo Sandoval (hand) is ready to be activated from the disabled list.

3B | Brent Morel | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Brent Morel (back) went 1-for-2 with a walk in his return to the starting lineup Saturday, May 12, against the Kansas City Royals.

3B | Mike Costanzo | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds recalled INF Mike Costanzo from Triple-A Louisville Saturday, May 12. In 34 games between Double-A and Triple-A, Costanzo was hitting .303 with six home runs and 24 RBIs.

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds placed 3B Scott Rolen (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 12, due to a strained left shoulder. He was hitting just .174 with two homers and 11 RBIs. "I don't see this as a real long-term thing," Rolen said. "It's not a surgical procedure or anything that we're going down that road again."

3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco had a single in four at-bats Saturday, May 12, against the San Diego Padres, giving him 1,999 career hits.

3B | Ty Wigginton | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ty Wigginton has just one hit over his past 18 at-bats, and he hasn't had an extra-base hit dating back to April 27.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (foot, fingers) is likely to sit Sunday, May 13, in the series finale against the St. Louis Cardinals. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said he planned to do that already, but especially after a rough night Saturday, May 12. He fouled a ball off his right foot, and then stung his fingers hitting a foul ball off the end of the bat. "Rough night," Jones laughed.

3B | Josh Donaldson | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics recalled 3B Josh Donaldson from Triple-A Sacramento. He will provide depth at first base, as well as behind the plate and at third base. OF Michael Taylor was originally believed to be headed up, but injuries in the infield made Donaldson the late choice.

3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs Friday, May 11, against the Minnesota Twins.

3B | Jack Hannahan | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 3B Jack Hannahan went 2-for-5 with a double Friday, May 11, against the Boston Red Sox. Hannahan entered the game hitting .361 (13-for-36) with 12 RBIs in 11 road games this season.

3B | Zelous Wheeler | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles designated INF Zelous Wheeler for assignment Friday, May 11.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese is taking the night off Friday, May 11, with 1B Matt Carpenter playing third base instead.

3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez (concussion) is starting as the designated hitter Friday, May 11, after being activated from the seven-day disabled list.

3B | Mark DeRosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals INF/OF Mark DeRosa (oblique) re-injured his oblique muscle while high-fiving OF Bryce Harper Sunday, May 6. It's unclear if the incident set back DeRosa in his rehab.


Catcher

C | Eliezer Alfonzo | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
Colorado Rockies C Eliezer Alfonzo had his 100-game suspension dropped because of the same procedural issues that Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun used to win his appeal. Alfonzo is eligible to play immediately, according to a person familiar with the decision.

C | A.J. Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis tied a career high with four RBIs Sunday, May 13.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia had three hits, including a home run and five RBIs, Sunday, May 13, against the Cleveland Indians.

C | Kurt Suzuki | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C Kurt Suzuki (hand) was given the day off Sunday, May 13, to rest his sore left hand, but he might be able to return Monday, May 14.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy decided to give C Buster Posey (ankle) the day off Sunday, May 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, because his reconstructed left ankle was "just a little cranky." C Hector Sanchez started behind the plate in place of Posey. "It's not bad, but it's to the point he needs a day," Bochy said. "I think this is the best thing in the long run."

C | Lou Marson | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Lou Marson snapped a streak of 13 consecutive hitless at-bats with a sixth-inning double against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 12.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals have placed C Wilson Ramos (knee) on the 15-day disabled list with a torn anterior cruciate ligament. In a corresponding move, the team recalled C Sandy Leon from Double-A Harrisburg.

C | Rob Johnson | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets C Rob Johnson originally was slated to start at catcher Saturday, May 12, but pitching coach Dan Warthen suggested Mike Nickeas instead because of his familiarity with SP R.A. Dickey's knuckleball. Johnson instead will start Sunday, May 13, with SP Jon Niese on the mound.

C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Russell Martin has gone to hitting coach Kevin Long looking for answers to his early-season slump, which has Martin currently batting .179. "We worked on getting my backside through and I felt a lot more comfortable,'' Martin said.

C | Jesus Flores | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (knee) left the game Saturday, May 12, against the Cincinnati Reds due to a non-contact knee injury. He was carried off the field by trainers, and unable to put any weight on the right knee. C Jesus Flores entered the game in Ramos' absence.

C | Carlos Maldonado | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
If Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (knee) is forced to the 15-day disabled list, the team might recall C Carlos Maldonado from Triple-A Syracuse to back up C Jesus Flores.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy went 1-for-2 with a double, three RBIs and a walk against the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 11.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) was given the night off Friday, May 11, against the Oakland Athletics. Manager Jim Leyland said it was a good time for Avila to rest his sore left knee because the team was facing a left-handed starter.

C | Erik Kratz | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies optioned C Erik Kratz to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, May 11.

C | Jose Lobaton | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton (shoulder) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, May 12, for Class A Charlotte (Fla.).

C | Yorvit Torrealba | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers C Yorvit Torrealba (head) left the game Friday, May 11, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim due to a head contusion. He will be monitored for possible concussion.

C | Jesus Montero | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero hit a solo home run, his fifth homer of the season, Friday, May 11, against the New York Yankees in his first game in New York against his former team.

C | Rod Barajas | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald has been using his slider when he is behind in counts, while finishing with a fastball. He credits C Rod Barajas with rejuvenating his slider this season. "He's got me to trust it a lot more," McDonald said. "He's helped me with how to throw it, the mentality you need to throw it. I threw it before, but I really didn't have the (correct) mindset of how to throw it. He's told me just to throw it down the middle as hard as I can, and it's working."

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (mouth) suffered a cut to the mouth and one to the ear after a collision Friday, May 11, but he is expected to be fine. However, he will be used as the designated hitter Saturday, May 12.

C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed C Chris Iannetta (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 11, and recalled C John Hester from the minors in a corresponding move. Iannetta is expected to miss six to eight weeks. Hester was hitting .266 with two home runs and six RBIs in 18 games with the Class AAA affiliates for the Baltimore Orioles and Angels this year.

C | Hank Conger | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Hank Conger (elbow) has just started his throwing program and is about two weeks from returning to play with Triple-A Salt Lake.


Outfielder

OF | Felix Pie | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Free Agents
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent OF Felix Pie (Independent League) to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBIs Sunday, May 13.

OF | Melky Cabrera | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Melky Cabrera had four hits Sunday, May 13, to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran hit his sixth homer in six days Sunday, May 13, and leads the National League with 13 homers.

OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez (hamstring) will go on a rehab assignment this week.

OF | Hunter Pence | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Hunter Pence is in a 2-for-23 slump.

OF | Wil Myers | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Wil Myers played third base for the first time in his professional career Sunday, May 13, at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. He lasted one play before being moved back to center field in the third inning. "I thought it was good," Myers said. "I only played two innings there because of the rain delays, but my coaches wanted to get me in there to see how it'd go."

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly wouldn't rule out the possibility of OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) landing on the 15-day disabled list due to his left hamstring injury. "I'm not afraid to do it if that is what we have to do," Mattingly said. "I will let the medical people tell us what they think. They know a lot more about it than me." Kemp is awaiting MRI results which are expected to be available Monday, May 14.

OF | Endy Chavez | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Sunday, May 13, that OF Endy Chavez (oblique) will head to Florida to rehab at the team's spring training facility.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (back) indicated Sunday, May 13, that he does not expect to come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible Wednesday, May 16. Reimold had an epidural Friday, May 11, in an attempt to treat a bulging disc in his cervical spine, and he said it would be three to five days before the results of the procedure can be interpreted. "I'll see how it feels tomorrow and then go from there," Reimold said. Manager Buck Showalter said a decision will be made Monday, May 14, whether to send Reimold to Florida for rehab.

OF | Xavier Avery | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Xavier Avery was hitless in four at-bats Sunday, May 13, against the Tampa Bay Rays in his major league debut.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (eye) was removed from the game Sunday, May 13, due to blurred vision.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) suffered a slight setback in his minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore, and he did not play over the weekend. The Storm has an open date Monday, May 14, so the earliest Quentin could resume his rehab assignment would be Tuesday, May 15.

OF | Mark Kotsay | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Mark Kotsay (back) is not expected to require a stint on the 15-day disabled list unless he suffers some sort of setback. He is considered day-to-day.

OF | Jason Repko | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jason Repko (knee, shoulder) had his knee and shoulder examined by the team's medical staff Sunday, May 13. Manager Bobby Valentine said his shoulder feels good and his knee is almost at the point where he'll be able to resume playing.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have moved OF Jacoby Ellsbury (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

OF | Darnell McDonald | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have placed OF Darnell McDonald (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right oblique. The move is retroactive to Saturday, May 12. In a corresponding move, the team has purchased the contract of 1B Mauro Gomez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

OF | J.D. Martinez | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Slumping Houston Astros OF J.D. Martinez returned to the starting lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, May 13, following a three-game absence.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-4 with a solo home run against the Houston Astros Saturday, May 12.

OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Allen Craig will play left field against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 13.

OF | Raul Ibanez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Raul Ibanez went 2-for-3 with one home run and two home runs against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, May 12.

OF | Mike Carp | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Carp went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the New York Yankees Saturday, May 12.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton went 1-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 12.

OF | Luke Scott | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Luke Scott, who played for the Baltimore Orioles from 2008 through 2011, knocked a two-RBI single on Saturday, May 12, his only hit in a 1-for-4 game against the Orioles. Scott now has 24 RBIs this season. He recorded just 22 RBIs in 64 games with Baltimore in 2011.

OF | Ichiro Suzuki | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki's fourth-inning single tied him with Frank Thomas for 99th place all-time with 2,468 hits. Joe Medwick is next on the list at 2,471.

OF | Mike Baxter | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Mike Baxter delivered a double off the bench in the ninth inning Saturday, May 12, and leads the major leagues with seven pinch hits. As a pinch-hitter, he is 7-for-16 (.438) with five RBIs this season.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino picked up his 10th stolen base of the season Saturday, May 12, against the San Diego Padres. He had a total of 19 steals all of last season.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (eye) was back in right field Saturday, May 12, against the Cincinnati Reds with a large bandage over his left eye. He required 10 stitches after suffering a gash from slamming his bat against a wall Friday, May 11. He was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout.

OF | Delmon Young | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Delmon Young is hitting just .237 with nine RBIs through 25 games, and he has struck out 24 times with a .320 slugging percentage.

OF | Chris B. Young | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Chris B. Young (shoulder) is scheduled to join Class A Visalia (Calif.) for a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, May 14. He might re-join the big club on their road trip late next week.

OF | Michael Bourn | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Michael Bourn hit his first home run of the season Saturday, May 12, against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was his first homer since Aug. 19, 2011, ending a drought of 305 at-bats.

OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (hip) remains in the early stages of recovery for his latest injury. He just departed last week for the team's minor-league complex in Arizona, and the best-case scenario for his return is early June, but he admits mid-July is more likely.

OF | Jarrod Dyson | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson started his 13th straight game in center field Saturday, May 12, against the Chicago White Sox. "I've got the opportunity in front of me right now, and I'm just trying to take advantage of it," Dyson said. "I don't want to go back down. I'm not thinking about going back down. I'm just trying to show everybody that I belong up here."

OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics placed OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 12, after he aggravated his left hand injury during batting practice.

OF | Darin Mastroianni | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Darin Mastroianni went 2-for-4 with three RBIs against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 11.

OF | David DeJesus | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF David DeJesus went 2-for-4 with a triple, grand slam, five RBIs and two runs scored against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 11.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick went 4-for-4 with a pair of home runs, a career-high five RBIs, four runs scored and a walk against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, May 11. It was his first career multihomer game and his four hits tied a career high.

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart went 4-for-7 with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored against the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 11.

OF | Andy Dirks | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (hamstring) has been bothered recently by a nagging left hamstring injury that manager Jim Leyland believes is causing him to run at less than full speed. However, the club's athletic trainer said he will be able to play through the problem.

OF | Craig Gentry | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Craig Gentry went 3-for-4 with two RBIs against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 11.

OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with one home run and two RBIs against the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 11.

OF | Roger Bernadina | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Roger Bernadina went 2-for-5 with one home run and three RBIs against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 11.

OF | John Mayberry Jr. | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF John Mayberry Jr. went 2-for-4 with his first home run, two run scored and three RBIs Friday, May 11, against the San Diego Padres. His last three-RBI game was Sept. 2, 2011.

OF | Johnny Damon | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Johnny Damon posted the 1,647th run of his career Friday, May 11, against the Boston Red Sox. That ties him with former Baltimore Orioles SS Cal Ripken Jr. for 34th place on the all-time list.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce (ankle) went 1-for-3 with a walk and a run scored Friday, May 11, against the Baltimore Orioles in his return to the lineup.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) did not start Friday, May 11, against the Baltimore Orioles, but he made a pinch-hitting appearance. Jennings grounded out to first base in his only at-bat.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run Friday, May 11, against the Tampa Bay Rays. Markakis has three homers over his past four games after managing a total of three homers in the first 29 games.

OF | Scott Podsednik | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox acquired OF Scott Podsednik from the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 11. It's unclear what the Phillies received in exchange, and it's unknown if Podsednik will report to Boston or Triple-A Pawtucket.

OF | Andres Torres | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Andres Torres has moved to a lighter bat, a 33 1/2-inch, 31 1/2-ounce piece of lumber compared to the 35-inch, 33-ounce bat he used to swing. "The lighter bat feels better and gives me a tighter swing," said Torres who had a home run, a triple, two RBIs and two runs scored Wednesday night. "It's all part of the new approach, and I really like the whole thing."

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim general manager Jerry Dipoto said the team is not shopping OF Peter Bourjos for a trade. "We are not actively shopping him .... We believe he's an asset for us," Dipoto said.

OF | Collin Cowgill | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics recalled P Andrew Carignan and OF Collin Cowgill from the minors Friday, May 11, and optioned OF Michael Taylor and P Jim Miller in a corresponding move.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (rib) has still not resumed baseball activities, but the team hopes he'll head on a minor league rehab assignment after the weekend.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (illness) and SS Jason Bartlett (illness) have been scratched from the lineup Friday, May 11, with a stomach virus.

OF | Brandon Guyer | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer is likely to see a bit more playing time with the team facing left-handed pitchers the next two days.

OF | Laynce Nix | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies placed OF Laynce Nix (calf) and RP Chad Qualls (knee) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 11. RPs Jake Diekman and Raul Valdes and INF Hector Luna were recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley in corresponding moves.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Lance Lynn | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn fell to 6-1 in his loss to the Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 13. He allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while fanning seven in six innings. He has struck out 27 batters in his last 25 2/3 innings over his past four starts.

SP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daniel Bard allowed one run on six hits with four walks and two strikeouts over six innings in a win Sunday, May 13, against the Cleveland Indians. He threw 58 of his 97 pitches for strikes.

SP | Justin Masterson | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson allowed six earned runs, seven hits and a walk over six innings in a loss Sunday, May 13, against the Boston Red Sox, his former team. He slipped to 1-3 while his ERA shot up to 5.40.

SP | Derek Lowe | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Derek Lowe was presented with a replacement World Series ring by the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 12. Lowe was a member of the Red Sox in 2004, and his ring was stolen earlier this year.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte made his return to the big leagues Sunday, May 13, against the Seattle Mariners. He allowed four earned runs and seven hits in 6 1/3 innings in a loss. It was his first action since Oct. 18, 2010. "I felt good to be back out there competing," general manager Brian Cashman said. "But like I said when I spoke to (Cashman) in December and we started talking about (a return), we talked about trying to get to the World Series. And for me, I feel like I'll be able to say that this was a success in late October."

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander (thumb) had a callus on his thumb crack open and bleed Sunday, May 13, during his win against the Oakland Athletics. The injury forced him to take an early exit. "We'll just have to wait and see, but I don't think it's much of one," manager Jim Leyland said. "You can do miracles with that kind of stuff today. We'll just have to wait and see. I'm not exactly sure how it's happening." Verlander said he wanted to stay in the game, and he doesn't expect to miss his next scheduled start Friday, May 18, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Sunday, May 13, that SP Jason Hammel (knee) will start Monday, May 14, against the New Yok Yankees. Hammel was scratched Thursday, May 10, to rest his sore knee. Hammel is 1-3 with a 6.69 ERA lifetime against the Yankees.

SP | Troy Patton | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Troy Patton struck out a career-high six batters in three innings Sunday, May 13, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta allowed seven runs and a career-high 10 hits in just 3 2/3 innings in a loss Sunday, May 13, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He also walked two and struck out six batters. "I think I need to relax a little bit and trust myself, because I'm more than capable of making good pitches when I need to get guys out," Arrieta said.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey (wrist) said Sunday, May 13, that he felt fine just one day after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins lifted SP Jonathon Niese (illness) for a pinch hitter Sunday, May 13, against the Miami Marlins, and he defended the decision afterward. "Jon's sick. He's a little sick," Collins said. "Plus, he threw so many pitches early. At that point in the game, I thought we were going to win this game, we've got to add on, because he only had a couple of more hitter in him anyway." Niese said he had "flu-like symptoms."

SP | Kevin Millwood | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Kevin Millwood allowed just one run and three hits over seven innings to record his first win of the season Sunday, May 13, against the New York Yankees, one of his former teams. He entered the game with a 2-6 record and 5.12 ERA in 13 career games against the Yankees.

SP | Carl Pavano | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Carl Pavano (shoulder) said Sunday, May 13, that he might require a cortisone shot for his ailing right shoulder if he is still experiencing discomfort after his outing Monday, May 14, against the Cleveland Indians. He had an MRI which revealed a "strained interior shoulder capsule."

SP | Danny Duffy | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said Sunday, May 13, that SP Danny Duffy (elbow) has "medial left elbow tightness." Duffy will return to Kansas City to have an MRI. The injury is similar to the one Duffy had last month.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine indicated Sunday, May 13, that the team could use a six-man rotation when SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) returns from injury, but he added it wouldn't be a full-time solution. "A full-time six-man rotation? It depends who the six are," Valentine said. "I guess it can work but I don't have any plans for that right now as a long-term solution. I can see it being down a couple of times though out of necessity."

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres are expected to activate SP Tim Stauffer (triceps) from the 15-day disabled list to start Monday, May 14, against the Washington Nationals. A corresponding roster move has already been made to clear the room.

SP | Erik Bedard | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Brad Lincoln will start against the Miami Marlins Monday, May 14. SP Erik Bedard (back), who left his most recent start because of back spasms, will have his next start pushed back to Wednesday, May 16.

SP | Brad Lincoln | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Brad Lincoln will start against the Miami Marlins Monday, May 14. SP Erik Bedard (back), who left his most recent start because of back spasms, will have his next start pushed back to Wednesday, May 16.

SP | Charlie Morton | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (2-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits over six innings in a victory over the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, May 12, with one walk and no strikeouts.

SP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar (3-3) allowed three hits over seven scoreless innings in a victory over the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 12, with one walk and five strikeouts.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ (2-3) allowed five runs on six hits over five innings in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, May 12, with one walk and four strikeouts.

SP | P.J. Walters | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP P.J. Walters (0-1) allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, May 12, with no walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront (3-1) allowed one run on three hits over six innings in a victory over the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 12, with two walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Zach McAllister | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Zach McAllister (1-1) allowed four runs on eight hits over seven innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 12, with no walks and eight strikeouts.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes allowed one run on six hits in 7 2/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, May 12, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out four batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Hector Noesi | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Hector Noesi allowed five runs on six hits in seven innings against the New York Yankees Saturday, May 12, to suffer his fourth loss of the season. He strikes out four batters and did not walk any in the game.

SP | Chris Volstad | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Chris Volstad allowed six runs on nine hits in six innings against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, May 12, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out one batter and walked two in the game. He has earned a win since July 17, 2011.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum allowed one run on three hits in seven innings against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, May 12, to pick up his second win of the season. He struck out six batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison allowed four runs on four hits in six innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 12, to suffer his third loss of the season.

SP | Juan Nicasio | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio is 0-3 with a 4.73 ERA in nine career starts on the road. His latest struggle came in a no-decision Saturday, May 12, when RP Josh Outman took the loss in a 2-1 defeat against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey (wrist) endured a quick scare Saturday, May 12, against the Miami Marlins. Dickey was in pain after getting drilled near his pitching hand by Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco in the fifth inning, but he remained in the game to pitch two more frames in the Mets' 9-3 victory over the Marlins. "I was thankful it hit me on the meatier part of the wrist," Dickey said. "I got feeling back in my hand pretty quickly."

SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain allowed a run and three hits in six innings, striking out eight, walking two and hitting a batter in his first victory in five outings Saturday, May 12. He also drove in two runs in a 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay is winless in five straight starts after another loss Saturday, May, 12, against the San Diego Padres. It is the longest winless stretch of his Phillies career. His last win came April 16 against the San Francisco Giants. "You just keep going out there. My job is to keep the game close and give us a chance," Halladay said. "You can't just get caught up with personal losses." He posted a season-high 10 strikeouts, recording his 15th career double-digit strikeout game.

SP | Edinson Volquez | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Edinson Volquez (cold) said he was battling a cold and hardly got a good night's sleep prior to his start Saturday, May 12, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He worked six effective innings, leveling his record at 2-2 with a win. "I'm a little bit sick. I had to take a lot of pills to pitch in the game," Volquez said. "When I woke up today I thought I wasn't going to pitch."

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann allowed one earned run, five hits and a walk over seven innings in a win Saturday, May 12, against the Cincinnati Reds. He also struck out nine batters in the 105-pitch quality start. Washington starters have allowed one earned run or fewer 19 times this season.

SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister allowed one run on five hits with two walks over six innings in a loss Saturday, May 12, against the Oakland Athletics. He also recorded eight strikeouts in the quality start. In three outings this season, Fister is 0-1 with a 0.54 ERA, as he has gotten just one total run of support during the span.

SP | Dan Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Dan Hudson (shoulder) threw 30 pitches Friday, May 11, throwing 15 pitches on either side of a five-minute break. He threw batting practice, too, facing live hitters for the first time since April 18.

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed five runs over 4 1/3 innings in a loss against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 12. Wainwright had won each of his previous six starts against the Braves, posting a 2.48 ERA. "We were due," Braves 3B Chipper Jones said.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy allowed one earned run, two hits and four walks over six innings in a win Saturday, May 12, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He also struck out six batters in the 99-pitch quality start. He lowered his ERA to 1.60.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) made the start Saturday, May 12, against the Detroit Tigers, and he matched a career high with 10 strikeouts. He allowed four hits and no walks over seven scoreless innings in a win, evening his record at 3-3.

SP | Luis Mendoza | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals will need a replacement starter for SP Jonathan Sanchez (biceps) Tuesday, May 15. SP Vin Mazzaro or Luis Mendoza are two candidates to start the game against the Texas Rangers.

SP | Doug Davis | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent SP Doug Davis (Cubs) to a minor-league deal Saturday, May 12, and assigned him to extended spring training. Eventually, the plan is for Davis to land at Triple-A Omaha.

SP | Brad Bergesen | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles designated SP Brad Bergesen for assignment Saturday, May 12.

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians placed SP Josh Tomlin (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, May 12, due to a sore right wrist.

SP | Kyle Drabek | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek (2-4) allowed three runs on four hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Minnesota Twins Friday, May 11, with four walks and five strikeouts. He has lost each of his last four starts.

SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (1-4) allowed five runs on six hits over five innings in a victory over the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 11, with three walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Livan Hernandez | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Livan Hernandez (1-0) allowed two hits over two scoreless innings in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 11, with four walks and one strikeout.

SP | Randy Wolf | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Randy Wolf allowed four hits over six scoreless innings Friday, May 11, in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Jamie Moyer | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jamie Moyer (1-3) allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 11, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (5-0) allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in a victory over the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 11, with no walks and three strikeouts. He has posted a 1.46 ERA over his last six starts.

SP | Rick Porcello | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Rick Porcello (3-3) allowed four runs on nine hits over five innings in a loss to the Oakland Athletics Friday, May 11, with three walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Tom Milone | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Tom Milone (5-2) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits over seven innings in a victory over the Detroit Tigers Friday, May 11, with one walk and six strikeouts. He retired the last 10 batters he faced and picked up his fourth win in his last five outings.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Johan Santana allowed three runs on six hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Miami Marlins Friday, May 11, with no walks and seven strikeouts.

SP | Mark Buehrle | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Mark Buehrle allowed two runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the New York Mets Friday, May 11, with two walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd (3-3) allowed five hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 11, with two walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (1-1) allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 11, with one walk and six strikeouts.

SP | Patrick Corbin | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin (2-1) allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in a victory over the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 11, with no walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner (5-2) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, May 11, with two walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed three runs on three hits in 5 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 11, to pick up his fifth win of the season. He struck out seven batters and walked three in the game.

SP | C.J. Wilson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson allowed four runs on three hits in one-third of an inning against the Texas Rangers Friday, May 11, to suffer his third loss of the season. Manager Mike Scioscia said he did not want to put Wilson back in after the game was delayed for nearly two hours in the first inning.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings against the Washington Nationals Friday, May 11, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out three batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs on five hits in five innings against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 11, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He struck out nine batters and walked four in the game.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald allowed one run on four hits in eight innings against the Houston Astros Friday, May 11, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out eight batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris pitched six scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 11, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out eight batters and did not walk any batters.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz allowed four runs - three earned - and eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a win Friday, May 11, against the Cleveland Indians. He also walked three and did not strike out any batters in the 111-pitch quality start. It is the first time he has started his career at 4-1. It helped the Buchholz entered the game with the best run support this season with 9.69 runs of support per nine innings.

SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Vance Worley allowed three earned runs, six hits and two walks over six innings in a win Friday, May 11, against the San Diego Padres. He also struck out inne batters in the 93-pitch quality start, improving to 3-2.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss Friday, May 11, against the Philadelphia Phillies. "He had good stuff but got hurt up in the zone," manager Bud Black said. "He just couldn't get the ball down. Both homers were fastballs up."

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez allowed seven earned runs, nine hits and five walks over 4 1/3 innings in a loss Friday, May 11, against the Boston Red Sox. He threw just 58 of his 99 pitches for strikes, dropping his overall record to 3-3.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed five runs - four earned - and nine hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Friday, May 11, against the Atlanta Braves. He also struck out five batters in the 101-pitch outing.

SP | Mike Minor | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor allowed six earned runs, eight hits and no walks over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision Friday, May 11, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He also struck out seven batters in the 95-pitch outing, throwing 60 for strikes.

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed two runs and six hits over seven innings in a win Friday, May 11, against the Seattle Mariners. He struck out two batters in the 105-pitch quality start.

SP | Jeremy Hellickson | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeremy Hellickson allowed three earned runs, five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings innings in a no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, May 11. He also struck out six batters in the 95-pitch quality start.

SP | Dana Eveland | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Dana Eveland allowed three earned runs, five hits and six walks over six innings in a no-decision Friday, May 11, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He also struck out two batters in the 95-pitch quality start.

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed four earned runs, 11 hits and two walks while striking out seven batters over 6 2/3 innings in a loss Friday, May 11, against the New York Yankees. Hernandez entered the game 3-0 with a 0.38 ERA in three career starts in at Yankee Stadium.

SP | Eric Surkamp | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Eric Surkamp (elbow) is just beginning to pitch in games after suffering a sprained elbow, and an exact return date is uncertain.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies optioned SP Drew Pomeranz to the minors Friday, May 11, and activated P Josh Outman (oblique) from the disabled list in a corresponding move. The team wants Pomeranz to work on his mechanics down on the farm.

SP | Blake Beavan | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Blake Beavan (elbow) threw for 10 to 15 minutes Friday, May 11, and was deemed healthy enough to start Tuesday, May 15, against the Boston Red Sox.

SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) had Tommy John surgery on his left elbow Friday, May 11.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Chris Young (shoulder) threw five scoreless innings for Single-A St. Lucie Thursday, May 10, giving up five hits while walking two and striking out four. Young was hitting 85 mph on the radar gun, but the team expects him to gain a few ticks. Young will make one more start with St. Lucie and then move to Triple-A Buffalo. Young is expected to replace P Miguel Batista in the rotation eventually.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs are prepared to work out a long-term contract extension with SP Matt Garza rather than attempt to trade him. However, the team is not close to agreeing to a deal with the righty. Garza is eligible to be a free agent after this season.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox feel that SP Josh Beckett was tipping his pitches in his rough start Thursday, May 10.

SP | Joe Wieland | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres placed SP Joe Wieland (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right elbow Friday, May 11, and recalled OF James Darnell from Triple-A Tucson in a corresponding move. Wieland's DL stint is retroactive to May 7. Darnell was hitting .267 with six doubles, seven homers and 21 RBIs in 31 games with Tucson.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster has 36 strikeouts in 35 innings of work and an ERA of just 1.02 this year, but he has no wins and is 0-1 on the season.


Relief Pitcher

RP | J.C. Romero | free agent | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals released RP J.C. Romero and recalled RP Eduardo Sanchez from Triple-A Memphis.

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RPs Aroldis Chapman and Logan Ondrusek haven't allowed an earned run all season. Chapman is 3-0 with 31 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings. Ondrusek is 2-0 with a save and 11 strikeouts in 14 2/3 innings.

RP | Henry Rodriguez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Henry Rodriguez blew his third save of the season Sunday, May 13. He allowed a walkoff grand slam in the outing.

RP | Luis Marte | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers P Luis Marte (hamstring) appeared in an extended spring training game for the first time Saturday, May 12. He allowed a hit and struck out three in an inning of work.

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury
Chicago White Sox RP Jesse Crain (oblique) threw a scoreless inning in his second rehab appearance at Triple-A Charlotte Sunday, May 13.

RP | Brett Myers | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros CL Brett Myers blew his first save of the season Sunday, May 13.

RP | Scott Feldman | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers P Scott Feldman will start Monday, May 14, against the Kansas City Royals.

RP | Grant Balfour | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Sunday, May 13, that RPs Ryan Cook and Grant Balfour will work in the seventh and eighth innings for now. Cook has not allowed a run in 16 2/3 innings this year.

RP | Josh Spence | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres optioned P Josh Spence to Triple-A Tucson Sunday, May 13.

RP | Dan Wheeler | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians have designated RP Dan Wheeler for assignment.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have moved RP Mariano Rivera (knee) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

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

RP | Juan Cruz | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Juan Cruz earned his third save of the year against the Houston Astros Saturday, May 12. He allowed one hit over one scoreless inning and recorded one strikeout.

RP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (3-2) allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in a loss to the Kansas City Royals Saturday, May 12, with two walks and three strikeouts.

RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction
The San Francisco Giants have activated RP Jeremy Affeldt from the 15-day disabled list (knee) and recalled 2B Charlie Culberson from Triple-A Fresno. Culberson is expected to be in the starting lineup Sunday, May 13, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In corresponding moves, the team has optioned INF Conor Gillaspie to the minors and designated SP Travis Blackley for assignment.

RP | Casey Janssen | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Casey Janssen notched his second save of the year against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 12. He struck out one batter in one perfect inning.

RP | Alfredo Aceves | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Alfredo Aceves earned his seventh save of the season against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 12. He struck out one batter in one perfect inning.

RP | David Phelps | New York Yankees | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, New York Yankees P David Phelps has been moved to the bullpen to make room for SP Andy Pettitte in the starting rotation. He is expected to be used in long relief.

RP | Boone Logan | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Boone Logan allowed one run on two hits in 1 1/3 innings against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, May 12, to pick up his first save of the season.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated RP Joel Hanrahan from the bereavement list. In a corresponding move, the team placed RP Daniel McCutchen (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained oblique.

RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Scott Downs pitched one-third of an inning against the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 12, to pick up his third save of the season.

RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles bullpen has retired all 19 batters it has faced in the current series against the Tampa Bay Rays. RP's Jim Johnson, Luis Ayala, Pedro Strop and Darren O'Day have combined for a perfect 6 1/3 innings, recording 12 groundouts, three flyouts and four strikeouts.

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said there was no need for him to speak with CL Frank Francisco, a day after Francisco blew the save in the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Miami Marlins. "To me you pick and choose your spots," Collins said. "If you go to him after every game where he has a little rough outing, they get tired of hearing it. He's a veteran guy he knows exactly what is going on."

RP | Brian Fuentes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics RP Brian Fuentes has been named the new closer in place of the struggling RP Grant Balfour.

RP | Matt Lindstrom | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles got the MRI results back on the right middle finger of RP Matt Lindstrom (finger), but it might not be ready before Monday, May 14.

RP | Rafael Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Rafael Perez (lat) is expected to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, May 16.

RP | Greg Holland | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Kansas City Royals have activated RP Greg Holland (rib) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Nathan Adcock was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

RP | Ron Mahay | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have released RP Ron Mahay.

RP | Matt Capps | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Matt Capps earned his sixth save of the year Friday, May 11, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He allowed one hit over one scoreless inning.

RP | Kyle McClellan | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Kyle McClellan (0-1) allowed two runs on one hit over two innings in an extra-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 11, with two walks and no strikeouts.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford blew his first save of the year against the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 11. He allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits over two-thirds of an inning, with no walks and three strikeouts. Axford had saved 49 consecutive games entering play, the fourth-longest streak in major league history. Axford left the ballpark before the end of the game because his wife was going into labor with the couple's second child.

RP | Rafael Dolis | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Rafael Dolis blew his second save of the year Friday, May 11, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed two runs on two hits over two innings, with two walks and no strikeouts.

RP | Vinnie Chulk | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Vinnie Chulk (1-0) allowed two hits over two scoreless innings in a victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 11, with one walk and two strikeouts. It was Chulk's first win in the majors since Aug. 19, 2007, when he pitched for the San Francisco Giants.

RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins RP Heath Bell (1-3) recorded one strikeout in one perfect inning in a victory against the New York Mets Friday, May 11.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have placed RP Carlos Marmol (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. In a corresponding move, P Casey Coleman has been recalled from Triple-A Iowa.

RP | Addison Reed | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura indicated Friday, May 11, that RPs Addison Reed, Hector Santiago and Matt Thornton might be used in a three-way closer situation. The situation will likely dictate who Ventura turns to. "Addison's done well, so you probably look for him if they have a bunch of righties coming up," Ventura said. "You probably look for Matty if they have a bunch of lefties coming up. If it's a mix, we'll probably have Hector."

RP | Vinnie Pestano | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano has posted at least one strikeout in each of his 16 appearances this season. It is the longest streak by an Indians reliever to start the season since 1918. Pestano did not work in the game Friday, May 11, against the Boston Red Sox.

RP | Craig Kimbrel | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel allowed a hit in a scoreless 12th inning while recording two strikeouts for his 11th save Friday, May 11, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Kimbrel is 11-for-12 in save chances this season.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP David Robertson came on and recorded the final two outs in a non-save situation Friday, May 11, against the Seattle Mariners.

RP | Heath Hembree | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Heath Hembree is working on a slider at Triple-A Fresno, although he has yet to use it during game action. He has worked on it in the bullpen, and catchers are having a hard time catching it, according to teammate RP Shane Loux. The team does not plan on stunting his development by recalling Hembree too quickly, and his promotion will be based on circumstances and need.

RP | Sean Marshall | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker is eager to use RP Sean Marshall in another save situation after the lefty struggled in his save opportunity against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, May 9. "I want to get him out there, but not as eager as I was the last time (after an April 26 blown save)," Baker said. "The hard thing about being at the back end of the game, you're only remembered by what you did your last game."

RP | Chad Qualls | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Chad Qualls said he is 100 percent healthy, but he's accrued an ERA of 8.31 and just two groundouts in his last six outings entering Friday, May 11. He said he's been rushing his delivery and getting too far out in front. "When I start to rush, the movement goes side to side rather than vertical," Qualls said. "That's what induces a groundball is the fact that my ball will move down, so it forces them to hit the ball down." Contrary to a previous item, though, he has not been placed on the disabled list.

RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano won't be available to pitch Friday, May 11, and RP David Robertson will be used in a save situation.

RP | Brian Sanches | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies moved P Justin De Fratus (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Friday, May 11, and outrighted RP Brian Sanches to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

RP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Alexi Ogando is sporting a 0.54 ERA, a 0.36 WHIP, and hitters are batting just .111 against him so far this season.

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