1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind went 2-for-4 with a double and a home run at Triple-A Las Vegas Monday, May 21.
1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman (knee) is being diagnosed with a torn meniscus in his right knee. He will undergo surgery and is expected to be out for six to eight weeks. Berkman will receive a second opinion before having surgery. He doesn't have any damage to his anterior cruciate ligament.
1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington and manager Bobby Valentine are looking for ways to allow 3B Will Middlebrooks to stay in the lineup when 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) returns from the disabled list. The team may stick 1B Adrian Gonzalez in right field to allow Middlebrooks to play first base with Youkilis at third.
1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is batting seventh in the starting lineup Monday, May 21.
1B | Matt LaPorta | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 1B Matt LaPorta is hitting .321 with 13 homers and 28 RBIs at Triple-A Columbus.
2B | Omar Infante | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
The Miami Marlins hope to have 2B Omar Infante back Tuesday, May 22. He is in Venezuela due to a death in the family.
2B | Andrew Parrino | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Andrew Parrino picked up his first hit of the season when he singled Monday, May 21, to break an 0-for-19 slump at the plate.
2B | Chris Getz | Kansas City Royals | Injury
Kansas City Royals 2B Chris Getz (rib) left the game early Monday, May 21, after aggravating a bruised rib.
2B | Jeff Keppinger | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have placed 2B Jeff Keppinger (toe) on the 15-day disabled list with a broken toe.
2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) could start a rehab assignment within the next week. Roberts said he would like to have his rehab assignment start close to Baltimore so he can commute to and from each game, which means he could start his assignment with Double-A Bowie.
2B | Orlando Hudson | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox agreed to terms on an undisclosed deal with 2B Orlando Hudson (Padres) Saturday, May 19.
SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury
Los Angeles Dodgers IF Jerry Hairston Jr. (hamstring) is slated for a brief rehab assignment and is targeting a return this week.
SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal broke a 1-for-14 slump at the plate Monday, May 21, with a single against the San Diego Padres.
3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco (knee) returned to the lineup Monday, May 21.
3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese, who was in a 3-for-34 slump at the plate, did not play Monday, May 21, in order to work on his hitting stroke.
3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (ankle) was not able to play Monday, May 21, but hopes to play either Wednesday, May 23, or Thursday, May 24. Jones said his ankle still hurts and his range of motion is not good at this point.
C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (groin) left the game Monday, May 21, with a strained left groin. The team has an off day Thursday, May 24, so he could take a couple of days off.
C | Josh Thole | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets C Josh Thole (concussion) has been cleared to begin baseball activities.
C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 21. C George Kottaras will be starting at catcher.
C | Brian Esposito | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent C Brian Esposito (Reds) to a minor league deal Sunday, May 20.
OF | Corey Brown | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Corey Brown is hitting .285 with 10 homers and 24 RBIs at Triple-A Syracuse.
OF | Scott Podsednik | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox recalled OF Scott Podsednik from Triple-A Pawtucket.
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (groin) left the game Monday, May 21, with tightness in his right groin. Braun said after the game that the injury was similar to one he had in spring training, but didn't seem overly concerned.
OF | Austin Kearns | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Austin Kearns went 4-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base Monday, May 21.
OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton hit a grand slam and had four RBIs Monday, May 21.
OF | Adam L. Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam L. Jones extended his hitting streak to 13 games Monday, May 21.
OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds C Drew Stubbs hit two of four solo homers the Reds had Monday, May 21, in a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. SP Mike Leake and SS Zack Cozart had the others.
OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) won't come off the disabled list when he's eligible Tuesday, May 22. Cespedes, who has a brace around his strained left wrist, said he hopes to take batting practice at some point this week.
OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (illness) was not in the starting lineup Monday, May 21, because of an illness. Manager Bruce Bochy said Pagan is considered day-to-day but hopes he will be able to play Tuesday, May 22.
OF | Cody Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said OF Cody Ross (foot) is expected to miss six to eight weeks because of the broken bone in his foot. The team is hoping Ross will be able to avoid surgery.
OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics have activated OF Coco Crisp (ear) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned 3B Eric Sogard to Triple-A Sacramento.
OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Vernon Wells (thumb) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, May 22, because of an injury to the ulnar collateral ligament in his right thumb. Wells is expected to miss eight to 10 weeks because of the injury.
OF | Ryan Sweeney | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Cody Ross (foot) is out indefinitely with a small fracture in the navicular bone in his left foot, which is the same bone that 2B Dustin Pedroia fractured in June 2010 and needed surgery on. Pedroia missed 85 total games. Ross is expected to land on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 22. OF Ryan Sweeney (concussion) will also miss the game Monday, May 1, with a "mild concussion." Sweeney is undergoing tests.
OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals are expected to use OF Allen Craig at first base against left-handed pitchers and 1B Matt Adams against right-handed pitchers once Allen comes off the 15-day disabled list.
OF | Lou Montanez | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent OF Lou Montanez (Phillies) to an undisclosed deal Monday, May 21.
OF | Ryan Langerhans | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed OFs Vernon Wells (thumb) and Ryan Langerhans (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 21, and recalled OF Kole Calhoun from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.
OF | Mark Kotsay | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres placed OF Mark Kotsay (back) on the 15-day disabled list over the weekend with a lower back strain. OF Blake Tekotte was recalled from the minors in a corresponding move.
OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart is hitting .467 (7-for-15) with five runs scored in the last three games in the leadoff spot, and he hit his eighth career leadoff home run Sunday, May 20.
OF | Brennan Boesch | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Brennan Boesch lost his 12-game hitting streak Sunday, May 20.
OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) isn't expected to swing a bat until Thursday, May 24.
OF | Norichika Aoki | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki is hitting .458 (11-for-24) with three RBIs in his last 11 games.
OF | Adam Eaton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton is hitting .400 with a homer, 14 RBIs and 10 steals at Triple-A Reno.
SP | Jason Marquis | Minnesota Twins | Transaction
The Minnesota Twins designated SP Jason Marquis for assignment. P Cole DeVries was recalled from Triple-A Rochester.
SP | Kevin Slowey | Cleveland Indians | Injury
Cleveland Indians P Kevin Slowey (lat) was placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Columbus with a right lat strain.
SP | Dan Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Dan Hudson (shoulder) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while fanning two in five innings in a rehab start at Triple-A Reno Monday, May 21.
SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed a run on six hits and two walks while striking out seven in eight innings to beat the Texas Rangers Monday, May 21.
SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris allowed five hits and three walks while fanning eight in seven shutout innings to beat the Chicago Cubs Monday, May 21. Norris is 5-1 with a 3.14 ERA.
SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza allowed a season-high seven runs in three innings in easily his worst start of the season Monday, May 21. "I left everything up," Garza said. "I was overthrowing everything."
SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake picked up his first victory in eight starts this season in a 4-1 win over the Atlanta Braves. He struck out a season-high six and retired 14 in a row after 3B Juan Francisco homered in the second inning.
SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano allowed one run on four hits in six innings, striking out five and walking one, in a 6-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard allowed two runs and seven hits in 7 1/3 innings Monday, May 21, but did not get the decision as the St. Louis Cardinals came back to win 4-3.
SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia struck out seven batters Monday, May 21, and he allowed two runs in seven innings of work as the Cardinals won 4-3 over the San Diego Padres. Garcia did not get the decision.
SP | Jerome Williams | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jerome Williams was on the losing end of a 2-1 decision to the Oakland Athletics on Monday, May 21. Williams (4-2) hadn't lost since his first start of the season, April 15 at the New York Yankees.
SP | Tom Milone | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Tom Milone struck out three, walked one and shut down the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim offense in a 2-1 victory Monday, May 21. Milone's only blemish was an RBI double by Mike Trout in the fifth that landed between two Oakland infielders. "Tremendous amount of confidence right now," Milone said. "It's easy when you have such a big park with a lot of foul territory. I feel like when I'm here, I'm not afraid to pitch to contact."
SP | Roy Oswalt | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers may consider signing free-agent SP Roy Oswalt (Phillies) now that SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) is expected to miss at least one month.
SP | Armando Galarraga | Houston Astros | Transaction, Free Agents
The Houston Astros have signed free-agent SP Armando Galarraga (Orioles) to a minor league contract. He is expected to join Triple-A Oklahoma City.
SP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers assistant general manager Thad Levine said SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) will not do any throwing for the next month because of his injured elbow and then will begin a program to build arm strength. Feliz may not be able to return until after the All-Star Break.
SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said SP Stephen Strasburg (biceps) will make his next scheduled start. The team did not have to perform an MRI or any other significant tests on his biceps. The team will monitor him this week in case something does bother him.
SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Vance Worley (elbow) was scheduled to meet with Dr. James Andrews Monday, May 21, to have his elbow examined. The visit is said to be precautionary.
SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) is scheduled to have reconstructive surgery on his elbow Wednesday, May 23. Luebke hopes to be pitching again by April or May next season and understands he likely will be on a pitching limit in 2013.
SP | Chris Schwinden | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets recalled INF Vinny Rottino from Triple-A Buffalo Monday, May 21, and optioned SP Chris Schwinden to Buffalo in a corresponding move.
SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow, back) received an injection for a strained right trapezius muscle Sunday, May 20, and will not make his last rehab start Tuesday, May 22. He can't begin a new rehab assignment until seven days after he is "returned from rehab."
SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller is 4-2 with a 3.79 ERA and 48 strikeouts to 18 walks in 40 1/3 innings at Triple-A Memphis. After two rough starts to open the year, he has a 2.50 ERA in his last six starts.
RP | Henry Rodriguez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Henry Rodriguez was pulled from a save opportunity Monday, May 21, after allowing a hit and a walk. RP Sean Burnett closed the door. Manager Davey Johnson said that he's going to consider alternatives to Rodriguez, and a closer committee could be looming.
RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins CL Heath Bell converted his third straight save Monday, May 21. He has made four consecutive scoreless appearances.
RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (shoulder) has been throwing 120 feet but hopes to be able to throw from around 250 feet by the end of the week. Santos would pitch off a mound a few times if the long toss is successful and then would start a rehab assignment.
RP | Yoshinori Tateyama | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the Texas Rangers have officially placed SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. In a corresponding move, the team recalled RP Yoshinori Tateyama from Triple-A Round Rock.
RP | Matt Lindstrom | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles RP Matt Lindstrom (finger) said he is not feeling any pain in his injured finger and hopes to throw soon.
RP | Brad Lidge | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals RP Brad Lidge (hernia) threw long toss from around 180 feet Monday, May 21. He could be close to starting a rehab assignment.
RP | Scott Feldman | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Scott Feldman is scheduled to start Wednesday, May 23, in place of injured SP Neftali Feliz (elbow).
RP | Jason Grilli | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction,
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed RP Jason Grilli on the bereavement list Sunday, May 20, and recalled P Jeff Locke from the minors in a corresponding move. INF Drew Sutton was acquired from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for cash considerations.
RP | Matt Palmer | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres recalled PR Matt Palmer from the minors Sunday, May 20, and optioned P Nick Vincent in a corresponding move. Also, SP Cory Luebke (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.
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