Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 29, 2012 @ 09:18:47 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Bryan LaHair is out of the lineup Monday, May 28.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said 1B Adam Lind isn't ready to be called up yet. Lind is hitting .300 with three homers and a .447 on-base percentage at Triple-A Las Vegas. "He's not all the way there yet," Anthopoulos said. "I think when he starts stringing together great games and great at-bats, day in and day out, we'll finally feel he's back to where he should be."

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira is 10-for-16 with four homers and nine RBIs in his last four games.

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko extended his hitting streak to 14 games Monday, May 28.

1B | Matt Adams | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams went 3-for-5 with three RBIs against the Atlanta Braves Monday, May 28.

1B | Tyler Moore | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals have optioned 1B Tyler Moore to Triple-A Syracuse.

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (eyes) said he is considering undergoing Lasik surgery after the season to help his eyesight but is worried about undergoing the surgery at only 22 years old.

1B | Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (wrist), who is with Triple-A Iowa, left the game Sunday, May 27, because of a sore wrist. Rizzo underwent X-rays on the wrist but they came back negative.

1B | Chad Tracy | Washington Nationals | Injury
Updating an earlier report, Washington Nationals 1B Chad Tracy (groin) will have an MRI on his groin. If he needs surgery, he could miss two months.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez is in the lineup in right field Monday, May 28.

1B | Travis Ishikawa | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers 1B Travis Ishikawa (oblique) will go on the 15-day disabled list, and IF Brooks Conrad will come up from the minors.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto, 3B Todd Frazier and OF Jay Bruce each hit solo home runs against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 27.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols homered for the third straight game Saturday, May 26, and 3B Alberto Callaspo had a sixth-inning grand slam as the Angels won 9-3 over the Seattle Mariners.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he believes 1B Ike Davis is getting out of his slump and gaining confidence since he knows he will not be sent down. Davis has gone 3-for-5 since being told he will remain with the team.

1B | Kila Ka'aihue | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue and OF Josh Reddick each went 1-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the New York Yankees Friday, May 25.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 1B Justin Smoak went 2-for-4 with one home run and four RBIs against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 25.

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton went 2-for-4 with a home run, three RBIs and a walk against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 25.

1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles DH Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBIs against the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 25.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau said he has been cutting down some on his batting practice swings because it allows more rest for his sore wrist.

1B | Carlos Pena | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said he will keep 1B Carlos Pena in the leadoff spot for now because Pena has been producing at that spot. Pena is 3-for-8 with one home run and three RBIs since he has taken that spot. He was in an 0-for-17 slump before being moved up in the order.

1B | Brandon Allen | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 1B Brandon Allen (quadriceps) was eligible to be activated from the disabled list Friday, May 25, but he'll continue playing in rehab games through the weekend.

1B | David Cooper | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B David Cooper will split time with IF Yan Gomes at first base, while 1B Edwin Encarnacion (back) will serve as the designated hitter to rest his aching back.

1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman (knee) had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. There was no mention about his anterior cruciate ligament in the club's release. He also had a cartilage tear shaved down. He's expected to miss eight to 10 weeks.


Second Baseman

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis is 12-for-24 with two homers and six RBIs in his last six games. He's 7-for-12 in the third spot in the order.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) will complete his minor-league rehab assignment on the road with Triple-A Norfolk, wrapping up June 12 in Buffalo. The plan is for Roberts to play with Class A Delmarva Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30, before re-joining Double-A Bowie Friday, June 2. He'll then head to Norfolk Tuesday, June 6.

2B | Daniel Descalso | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso went 2-for-5 with one home run and two RBIs against the Atlanta Braves Monday, May 28.

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (thumb) left the game Monday, May 28, because of a jammed right thumb.

2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Mets 2B Justin Turner (ankle) suffered a right ankle injury Monday, May 28. X-rays on Turner's ankle were negative.

2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler homered and drove in four runs Sunday, May 27.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham had four hits Sunday, May 27.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips went 2-for-4 with one home run and three RBIs against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 27.

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa went 2-for-5 with a double, home run, three RBIs and two runs scored against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 26.

2B | Bill Hall | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
Baltimore Orioles IF Bill Hall has cleared waived and has been outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the results of Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis' (leg) MRI exam on his left knee revealed that he has a sprained MCL and a bone bruise.


Shortstop

SS | Mike McCoy | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned OF Eric Thames to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled IF/OF Mike McCoy from Las Vegas.

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (hamstring) missed his third straight game Monday, May 28.

SS | Omar Vizquel | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Omar Vizquel picked up a hit Monday, May 28, against the Baltimore Orioles, giving him 2,848 hits for his career. He is tied with Hall of Famer and former Orioles 3B Brooks Robinson on the all-time list.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (wrist) twisted his left wrist awkwardly in the first game of a doubleheader Monday, May 28, against the Houston Astros. He was able to finish the game, and he started the second game, so the injury appears to be a non-issue.

SS | Mike Aviles | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Mike Aviles went 2-for-4 with two RBIs against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Jhonny Peralta went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Boston Red Sox Monday, May 28.

SS | Ronny Cedeno | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets SS Ronny Cedeno (calf) had a small strain in his right calf, but should avoid the disabled list.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar (groin) left the game early Sunday, May 27, because of left groin tightness.

SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal and C Yadier Molina got the day off against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, May 26.

SS | Edwin Maysonet | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (elbow) was in the Brewers' original lineup on Saturday, May 26, but he was scratched. SS Cody Ransom shifted from shortstop to third base and INF Edwin Maysonet was inserted as the starter at shortstop. "I'm doing all right," Ramirez said. "I'm going to take today off and work on it. Hopefully, I'll be ready to go [Sunday]."

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (wrist) rolled his left wrist making a diving stop in the hole in the second inning Saturday, May 26, against the Oakland Athletics. "I was concerned,'' said Yankees manager Joe Girardi, who was almost out of the dugout to check on the shortstop. "But Robby [Cano] waved us off.'' Instead, Jeter stayed in the game and went 2-for-4, tying George Brett for 14th all-time with 3,154 career hits.

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers INF Jerry Hairston Jr. (hamstring) went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in his return to action Friday, May 25, against the Houston Astros.

SS | Jeff Bianchi | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers minor league SS Jeff Bianchi (forearm), currently playing for Triple-A Nashville, is expected to be activated from the minor league disabled list Saturday, May 26. He had been sidelined because of a forearm strain.

SS | Cesar Izturis | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers INF Cody Ransom is expected to receive the bulk of the playing time at shortstop while SS Cesar Izturis (hamstring) is on the disabled list, with SS Edwin Maysonet backing him up.

SS | Justin Sellers | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated OF Jerry Hairston Jr. (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team placed SS Justin Sellers (back) on the 15-day disabled list with a bulging disc in his lower back.

SS | Juan Diaz | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction
The Cleveland Indians optioned SP Zach McAllister to Triple-A Columbus and recalled IF Juan Diaz from Double-A Akron. SP Josh Tomlin (wrist) is expected to return and start Monday, May 28.


Third Baseman

3B | Chone Figgins | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Chone Figgins snapped a 24 at-bat hitless string with a double Monday, May 28.

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley went 4-for-5 with two homers and three RBIs Monday, May 28.

3B | Ty Wigginton | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ty Wigginton went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and a career-high six RBIs Monday, May 28, against the New York Mets. He also drew a pair of walks. "He had a big day today," manager Charlie Manuel said. "Did all the hittin' for us."

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright moved from third base to shortstop during the game Monday, May 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies. It was just the second time he has played the position during his major league career. He finished hitless in four at-bats at the plate.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (elbow) was able to return to the lineup Monday, May 28, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

3B | Lonnie Chisenhall | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall swatted a home run in his first at-bat of 2012 in the win Monday, May 28, against the Kansas City Royals. He was recalled earlier in the day from Triple-A Columbus.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (hand) continues to make strides in his return from a fractured left hamate bone. He was able to take some ground balls before the game Monday, May 28, and he has been taking soft toss swings from the left side of the plate and dry swings from the right.

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman went 1-for-4 with two RBIs against the Miami Marlins Monday, May 28.

3B | James Darnell | San Diego Padres | Injury
The San Diego Padres have transferred 3B James Darnell (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have activated 3B Mark Reynolds (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team placed P Stuart Pomeranz (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique injury.

3B | Jack Hannahan | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have placed 3B Jack Hannahan (calf) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left calf. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 3B Lonnie Chisenhall from Triple-A Columbus.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said 3B David Freese (wrist) is dealing with a sore right wrist. It's not related to the issue he dealt with in April.

3B | Brandon Inge | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction
Oakland Athletics 3B Brandon Inge (groin) was activated from the 15-day disabled list, and C Anthony Recker was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento.

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said 3B Scott Rolen's (shoulder) recovery from his shoulder surgery has been going slow and that Rolen is not close to returning. Rolen has been working on strengthening his shoulder and getting more range of motion.

3B | Brent Morel | Chicago White Sox | Injury
Chicago White Sox 3B Brent Morel (back) took infield practice and also took part in batting practice before the game Sunday, May 27. Morel believes he could start a rehab assignment as early as Wednesday, May 30.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (calf) underwent a procedure to drain some blood in his leg Saturday, May 26, to help his calf contusion heal faster. He hopes to be ready to come off the disabled list when he is first eligible.

3B | Josh Harrison | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, May 26, to end his hitting streak at 10 games.

3B | Jordan Pacheco | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Jordan Pacheco extended his career-high hitting streak to 11 games Saturday, May 26, against the Cincinnati Reds. Entering play Sunday, May 27, he was batting .364 (16-for-44) during the streak.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre and 1B Mitch Moreland each went 3-for-5 with two RBIs against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 26.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion went 2-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the Texas Rangers Friday, May 25.

3B | Martin Prado | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves have not yet decided if INF/OF Martin Prado will play third base or left field while 3B Chipper Jones (leg) is on the disabled list but manager Fredi Gonzalez said Prado wouldn't go back and forth.

3B | Ian Stewart | Chicago Cubs | Injury
Chicago Cubs 3B Ian Stewart (wrist) was scratched from the starting lineup Friday, May 25, because of soreness in his left wrist.

3B | Matt Hague | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated OF Nate McLouth for assignment. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 3B Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis.


Catcher

C | Steve Clevenger | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction
Chicago Cubs C Steve Clevenger (oblique) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. C Blake Lalli was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (hamstring) was held out of the lineup Monday, May 28, against the New York Mets, but his injury is not believed to be serious. C Brian Schneider replaced him behind the plate.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy (hand) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 29, due to a fractured right hand. He is expected to miss four to six weeks. C Martin Maldonado will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to replace him.

C | Stephen Vogt | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays are likely to option C Stephen Vogt to Triple-A Durham, and perhaps transfer OF Brandon Guyer (shoulder) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Tuesday, May 29, to make room for OF Hideki Matsui.

C | Josh Thole | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
New York Mets C Josh Thole (concussion) was able to catch for five innings in an extended spring training game Monday, May 28. It was his first game action since suffering his head injury May 7. Thole is expected to head out for a brief minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Buffalo this week, and he might be activated from the 15-day disabled list by the weekend.

C | Geovany Soto | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Geovany Soto (knee) would not disclose a timetable for his return but did say he believes he is close to coming back.

C | Carlos Santana | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (concussion) said he has not been feeling great since suffering his concussion Friday, May 25.

C | Jose Lobaton | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction
Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Lobaton (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. C Chris Gimenez was optioned to Triple-A Durham.

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese is out of the lineup Monday, May 28. C Yadier Molina (dehydration) is in the lineup.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (illness) returned to the lineup Monday, May 28.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila is out of the lineup Monday, May 28.

C | Russell Martin | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Russell Martin (neck) sat out for the second straight day Sunday, May 27, with a stiff neck.

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia hit two solo homers Sunday, May 27.

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli hit his first homer in 24 games Sunday, May 27.

C | Lou Marson | Cleveland Indians | Injury
Cleveland Indians C Lou Marson (face) left the game Sunday, May 27, after suffering a facial contusion.

C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (groin) was not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 27, but is expected to be ready to play Monday, May 28.

C | A.J. Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis hit a three-run homer Saturday, May 26, in the bottom of the ninth inning to guide the Dodgers to a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros.

C | Mike Nickeas | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets C Mike Nickeas broke a 2-for-28 home slump at the plate with a grand slam Saturday, May 26, in a 9-0 rout of the San Diego Padres.

C | David Ross | Atlanta Braves | Injury
The Atlanta Braves are hoping C David Ross (groin) only misses a few games with his groin injury.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (ankle) hurt his ankle in the team's game Friday, May 25, but was in the starting lineup May 26, as the designated hitter. Manager Ron Gardenhire said Mauer was fine other than a little soreness in the ankle.

C | Jobduan Morales | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros C Jobduan Morales is expected to report to extended spring training in Kissimmee, Fla. before receiving his season assignment.

C | Luke Carlin | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (concussion) has been placed on the seven-day disabled list because of a slight concussion. In corresponding moves, the team has purchased the contract of C Luke Carlin from Triple-A Columbus and transferred RP Rafael Perez (lat) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

C | J.C. Boscan | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, the Atlanta Braves have placed 3B Chipper Jones (leg) on the 15-day disabled list because of a bruised left leg. In a corresponding move, C J.C. Boscan was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (knee) will catch three innings in extended spring training Saturday, May 26. It will be his first game action since injuring his knee back in March.

C | Ramon Hernandez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction
The Colorado Rockies have placed C Ramon Hernandez (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a left hand sprain. In a corresponding move, the team selected the contract of C Wil Nieves from Triple-A Colorado Springs. The team also transferred SS Hector Gomez (groin) to the 60-day disabled list.

C | Luis Exposito | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned C Luis Exposito to Triple-A Norfolk.

C | Ronny Paulino | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled P Stuart Pomeranz and C Ronny Paulino from Triple-A Norfolk.


Outfielder

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp could be moving to center field, even when OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) returns. Cespedes played left field in a rehab game at Triple-A Sacramento. "We're keeping our options open," manager Bob Melvin said.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 7-for-9 with a home run, five runs scored, three RBIs and a stolen base in the doubleheader Monday, May 28.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton's hitting streak ended at 10 games Monday, May 28.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino moved into the cleanup spot for the first time in his career Monday, May 28, against the New York Mets.

OF | Endy Chavez | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles are expected to activate OF Endy Chavez (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 29. It is likely the team will option INF Steven Tolleson to Triple-A Norfolk in the corresponding move.

OF | Adam L. Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam L. Jones had a single in the ninth inning Monday, May 28, against the Toronto Blue Jays to extend his hitting streak to 19 games. His streak is the longest in the majors this season.

OF | Luke Scott | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Luke Scott is expected to remain as the team's primary designated hitter despite the expected promotion of veteran OF Hideki Matsui. The team is expected to use Matsui as a fill-in, at least initially.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) was able to take 10 dry swings Monday, May 28, at the team's minor-league facility in Tampa. Manager Joe Girardi said Gardner is still approximately 10 days away.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (rib) and SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) each served as designated hitters in an extended spring training game Monday, May 28, in Florida.

OF | Ichiro Suzuki | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Monday, May 28, that he is considering giving OF Ichiro Suzuki a full day off during the team's current road trip. Ichiro has played right field and batted third in every game this season.

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter (personal) might come off the restricted list Tuesday, May 29.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton went 1-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Washington Nationals Monday, May 28.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (illness) is not in the starting lineup Monday, May 28, because of upper respiratory issues.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) was not in the starting lineup Monday, May 28, because of his sprained wrist. Manager Bud Black said the injury is getting better but Maybin is still considered day-to-day.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (shoulder) has begun playing catch as part of his rehab.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford (elbow) has progressed to taking 40 to 50 swings off a tee and is not feeling any problems while taking swings.

OF | Grady Sizemore | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said OF Grady Sizemore (back) will need more time before starting a rehab assignment.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said OF Desmond Jennings (knee) will have to play a week of rehab games before returning to the team.

OF | Blake Tekotte | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres have optioned OF Blake Tekotte to Triple-A Tucson.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers expect OF Austin Jackson (abdomen) will come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 1.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (lat) will play at Class A Potomac Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30. He hasn't played in the field yet, but he could still return Friday, June 1.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (leg) is out of the lineup Monday, May 28.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp posted on his Twitter page that he has one more rehab game at Triple-A Albuquerque before he returns, presumably, Tuesday, May 29.

OF | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is in a 6-for-41 slump. His 34 percent swing-and-miss rate would be among the worst in the league if he had enough at-bats to qualify.

OF | Corey Brown | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction
Washington Nationals 1B Chad Tracy (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and OF Corey Brown was recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

OF | Ryan Sweeney | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Sweeney (concussion) was activated from the 15-day disabled list, and OF Che-Hsuan Lin was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (pectoral) will go to Arizona Monday, May 28, to begin a rehab assignment.

OF | Melky Cabrera | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Melky Cabrera went 4-for-4 with a home run and two stolen bases Sunday, May 27. He is hitting .369 on the season.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and two RBIs against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, May 27.

OF | Jeff Francoeur | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals DH Billy Butler and OF Jeff Francoeur each hit solo home runs against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, May 27.

OF | Jarrod Dyson | Kansas City Royals | Injury
Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson (hamstring) was not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 27, but said he is feeling fine.

OF | Justin Ruggiano | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Marlins have recalled OF Justin Ruggiano from Triple-A New Orleans. In a corresponding move, the team optioned OF Kevin Mattison to Triple-A New Orleans. The team also transferred RP Jose Ceda (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list.

OF | Jon Jay | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (shoulder) is going to extended spring training to continue his rehab and could return to the team soon.

OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo went 3-for-5 with a home run, five RBIs and two runs scored against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 26. It was the third consecutive game in which he had homered.

OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, three RBIs and three runs scored against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 26.

OF | Michael Brantley | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley went 1-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored Saturday, May 26, against the Chicago White Sox.

OF | Chris Heisey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBIs, two runs scored and a walk against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 26.

OF | Ryan Ludwick | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick hit a three-run pinch-hit home run Saturday, May 26, against the Colorado Rockies.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (neck) went 0-for-2 with two walks in his return to the lineup Saturday, May 26, against the Cincinnati Reds.

OF | Darnell McDonald | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Darnell McDonald (oblique) will play in rehab games for Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28, and could be activated from the disabled list as early as Tuesday, May 29. He was given the day off Saturday, May 26.

OF | Ryan Kalish | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Kalish (shoulder) began a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Salem Saturday, May 26, serving as the designated hitter and playing five innings.

OF | Tony Gwynn Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Tony Gwynn Jr. will stay in the leadoff role at least until OF Matt Kemp returns from his rehab assignment. "I know I can hit (Gwynn) anywhere in the order and it doesn't really bother him," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said. "He's not going to change. He's just going to hit. With `T', you get that."

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz has gone 5-for-8 with 16 RBIs when batting with the bases loaded this season.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce went 2-for-3 with one home run and four RBIs against the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 25.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue and OF Josh Reddick each went 1-for-4 with one home run and one RBI against the New York Yankees Friday, May 25.

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Oakland Athletics Friday, May 25.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Houston Astros OF Jordan Schafer (toe) did not play against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 25, because of residual swelling in his right big toe.

OF | Matt Diaz | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Matt Diaz went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs against the Washington Nationals Friday, May 25.

OF | Hunter Pence | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Hunter Pence said he has been working on being more patient during at-bats and he has been walked at least once in each of the last seven games. He had only walked six times in the previous 16 games.

OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said he believes OF Allen Craig (hamstring) can come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible Friday, June 1.

OF | Cody Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said OF Cody Ross (foot) told him his foot feels great and does not think he will need to miss much more than the 15 days he has to spend on the disabled list.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) received his second epidural injection Friday, May 25. C Taylor Teagarden (back) was examined by a specialist Friday and will head back to extended spring training.

OF | Juan Rivera | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OFs Matt Kemp (hamstring) and Juan Rivera (hamstring) will play in a rehab game with Triple-A Albuquerque Sunday, May 27, and Monday, May 28. Kemp can return from the disabled list Tuesday, May 29, and Rivera might be able to return then, too.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper has started fewer games in center field (six) than he's started in both of the corner outfield spots. The Nats have already decided that he's not the answer in center field, even in the short term.

OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins have already told teams that they are not likely to trade 1B Justin Morneau this summer. They also aren't looking to trade OF Denard Span, but they would be willing to listen to offers on him at some point. The Washington Nationals were interested in Span last year.

OF | Will Venable | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs Thursday, May 24, and he's 5-for-10 in his last two games with three doubles, a home run, three RBIs and three runs scored to raise his batting average from .256 to .273. OF Cameron Maybin is 5-for-10 in his last two games after going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBIs Thursday. It was just his second three-hit game of the year, and he raised his average from .205 to .224.

OF | Ben Francisco | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction
Toronto Blue Jays OF Ben Francisco (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list. P Evan Crawford was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas. 1B David Cooper and RP Ryota Igarashi were recalled from Las Vegas.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton (shoulder) will make his next rehab start at Double-A Bowie Thursday, May 31. He could be activated after that start.

SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Injury
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) appears on the fast track to join the Mets' bullpen in the second half of the season. He'll make his next rehab start Wednesday, May 30, at Triple-A Buffalo. A scout who watched Mejia's last outing with Double-A Binghamton noted Mejia's arm strength is not fully back yet. Mejia's fastball ranged from 90-94 mph. His breaking ball was "inconsistent." The scout added that Mejia needs to speed up his delivery time to the plate before he reaches the majors or runners will have a field day with his "very slow" time.

SP | Roy Oswalt | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
MLB officials believe free-agent SP Roy Oswalt (Phillies) will sign with a team this week.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum allowed a run on six hits and two walks while fanning nine in seven innings to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, May 28.

SP | Kevin Millwood | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Kevin Millwood's scoreless streak ended at 18 innings Monday, May 28. He allowed a run in five innings in his no-decision.

SP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale struck out a career-high 15 batters in his win over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, May 28. He allowed a run on three hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald allowed five hits and a walk while striking out five in eight shutout innings to beat the Cincinnati Reds Monday, May 28.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed four earned runs, seven hits and a walk while striking out six batters over eight innings in a win Monday, May 28, against the New York Mets. He threw 76 of his 109 pitches for strikes. Hamels won his eighth straight decision, tying St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn for the major league lead in victories.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said it is premature to speculate on the team potentially adding free-agent SP Roy Oswalt until the club knows the exact timetable for the return of SP Roy Halladay (shoulder). However, the team has recently watched Oswalt throw.

SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies have a scheduled day off Thursday, May 31, so they will not need a fifth starter until June 6. With SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) sidelined, SP Vance Worley (elbow) might be needed in that spot. If Worley is unavailable, the team might turn to SPs Dave Bush, Tyler Cloyd or Scott Elarton from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Free-agent SP Roy Oswalt (Phillies) also might be an outside of the organization option.

SP | Tommy Hunter | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Tommy Hunter allowed two more home runs Monday, May 28, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is tied for second in the majors, allowing 13 homers this season. His three-inning start was the shortest of the season by an Orioles starting pitcher.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese allowed four earned runs, two hits and five walks with seven strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Monday, May 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Three of the players that walked ended up scoring. "Five walks. It was pretty embarrassing," Niese said. "It's one of those things where I didn't have my good stuff. I didn't have good command. I thought I should have established my fastball in a lot more early."

SP | Chris Schwinden | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets are expected to designated RP Manny Acosta for assignment Tuesday, May 29, according to a league source. The team will then bring back SP Chris Schwinden.

SP | Trevor Bauer | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) was able to play left field in a minor-league rehab game Monday, May 28, for Triple-A Sacramento. He had a hit in three at-bats with one strikeout against Arizona Diamondbacks prospect SP Trevor Bauer, who was starting for Triple-A Reno.

SP | Vin Mazzaro | Kansas City Royals | Transaction,
The Kansas City Royals optioned RP Nathan Adcock to Triple-A Omaha Monday, May 28, and optioned RP Vin Mazzaro to replace him in the bullpen. Mazzaro will serve as the long reliever for the Royals.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (back) is expected to make his next scheduled start Saturday, June 2. Darvish left his start Sunday, May 27, due to stiffness in his lower back. Manager Ron Washington does not see it as an issue going forward. "It's just a little back stiffness. He's getting treatment. He'll be fine," Washington said.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Wandy Rodriguez allowed seven runs - four earned - and 10 hits over five innings in a loss Monday, May 28, against the Colorado Rockies in the first game of a doubleheader. Despite the ugly numbers Rodriguez was able to extend his streak of working five or more innings to 40 consecutive starts. He is 15-14 with a 3.02 ERA during the span.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (back) left the game Monday, May 28, because of a lower back injury.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Carlos Zambrano allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings against the Washington Nationals Monday, May 28, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann allowed four runs on eight hits in six innings against the Miami Marlins Monday, May 28, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out four batters and did not walk any in the game. Zimmermann also went 1-for-2 with a solo home run during the game.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tommy Hanson allowed six runs on eight hits in 3 1/3 innings against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, May 28, to suffer his fourth loss of the season. He struck out six batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront allowed two runs on four hits in six innings against the Detroit Tigers Monday, May 28, to pick up his fifth win of the season. He struck out six batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister allowed six runs on 11 hits in five innings against the Boston Red Sox Monday, May 28, to suffer his third loss of the season. He struck out two batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed SP Ted Lilly (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with shoulder inflammation.

SP | Eric Stults | San Diego Padres | Injury,
San Diego Padres SP Eric Stults (triceps) will make his next scheduled start Tuesday, May 29, despite getting hit in the arm by a line drive in his last start. Stults wore a compression sleeve on his arm to reduce the swelling in his triceps.

SP | Jason Marquis | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Minnesota Twins SP Jason Marquis has cleared release waivers and is now a free agent.

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have activated SP Josh Tomlin (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team designated RP Jairo Asencio for assignment.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw around 40 pitches during a bullpen session Monday, May 28, and felt good during the session. He is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Saturday, June 2, and expects to make the start that day.

SP | Carlos Torres | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
Colorado Rockies P Carlos Torres was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs for the doubleheader Monday, May 28.

SP | Aaron Cook | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox P Aaron Cook (leg) suffered a minor setback when his leg wound re-opened, but he's ready to restart bullpen sessions.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed two runs on one hit and three walks while fanning 10 in seven innings to beat the Atlanta Braves Sunday, May 27.

SP | Dan Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Dan Hudson allowed two runs on six hits in five innings in his no-decision against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, May 27.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano allowed a run on two hits and two walks while fanning eight in seven innings to beat the Houston Astros Sunday, May 27. He's 5-0 with a 1.36 ERA at home this season.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ struck out 10 in 6 1/3 innings in his loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Sunday, May 27. He allowed two earned runs in the outing.

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed four hits and a walk while striking out three in eight shutout innings in his win over the Oakland Athletics Sunday, May 27.

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright has allowed three runs in 21 2/3 innings in his last three starts.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza allowed five runs in his loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, May 27, and has allowed 13 runs in his last eight innings.

SP | C.J. Wilson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP C.J. Wilson (finger) said the blister on his middle finger should not prevent him from making his next scheduled start.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) is expected to make at least three more rehab starts before rejoining the team.

SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos allowed five runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 27, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He struck out three batters and did not walk any in the game. All five of the hits he allowed were solo home runs.

SP | Jamie Moyer | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jamie Moyer allowed seven runs on seven hits in five innings against the Cincinnati Reds Sunday, May 27, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out two batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Brian Matusz allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 27, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out five batters and walked three in the game.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 27, to pick up his seventh win of the season. He struck out 10 batters and walked one in the game.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) said his shoulder felt good while throwing soft toss Sunday, May 27, and hopes to keep doing his regular routine while on the disabled list. Danks hopes to avoid making any rehab starts before returning to the team.

SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said the team will not rush SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) back even though he has pitched well in interleague games which are upcoming. Karstens threw 59 pitches in a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis and will throw 80 pitches or five innings in his next rehab start.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (6-1) allowed seven runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a victory over the Cleveland Indians Saturday, May 26, with one walk and nine strikeouts.

SP | Derek Lowe | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Derek Lowe (6-3) allowed eight runs on 10 hits over 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox Saturday, May 26, with no walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Kris Medlen | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Kris Medlen (1-1) allowed two runs on three hits over one inning in a loss to the Washington Nationals Saturday, May 26, with no walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner (5-4) allowed five runs (four earned) on seven hits over six innings in a loss to the Miami Marlins Saturday, May 26, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (5-1) allowed four runs on six hits over five innings in a victory over the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 26, with four walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Mark Buehrle | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Mark Buehrle (5-4) allowed two runs on eight hits over 7 1/3 innings in a victory over the San Francisco Giants Saturday, May 26, with no walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Joe Savery | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (undisclosed) left his start against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 27, after two innings, with an undisclosed injury. He allowed four runs on four hits before leaving the game, with one walk and no strikeouts. RP Joe Savery replaced Halladay on the mound.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs on six hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, May 26, with one walk and five strikeouts.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jeremy Guthrie (2-3) allowed six runs (two earned) on 10 hits over five innings in a loss to the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, May 26, with one walk and five strikeouts.

SP | Kevin Correia | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia allowed two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, May 26, with two walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 26, with no walks and five strikeouts.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price allowed one run on eight hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 26, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer (4-3) allowed three runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a victory over the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 26, with no walks and nine strikeouts. Scherzer, who has 24 strikeouts in his last two starts, was removed from the game following a 42-minute rain delay.

SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick (1-4) threw his first career shutout Saturday, May 26, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He allowed seven hits over nine innings and recorded four strikeouts.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley allowed two runs on five hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Houston Astros Saturday, May 26, with three walks and eight strikeouts. Since winning his first two starts of the season against the San Diego Padres and Pittsburgh Pirates, Billingsley has gone 0-3 with a 5.01 ERA in his last eight outings.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) allowed one hit over five scoreless innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday, May 26, with one walk and two strikeouts. He threw 38 of his 56 pitches for strikes.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (3-3) allowed four runs on six hits over six innings in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, May 26, with two walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris needed 116 pitches to get through 4 2/3 innings Saturday, May 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks, raising his ERA for the month from 0.35 to 1.17, but did not get the decision.

SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke allowed seven runs on 10 hits without escaping the third inning of an 8-5 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, May 26.

SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals have added SP Chien-Ming Wang to the starting rotation.

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said the team wants SP Tim Stauffer (elbow) to rest his strained elbow for an extensive period of time. Black said Stauffer will not be ready to come off the disabled list when he is eligible.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he has not decided whether SP Ross Detwiler or SP Chien-Ming Wang will be the No. 5 starter but will be making a decision by Sunday, May 27.

SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Injury
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (quadriceps) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Rochester Tuesday, May 29, and is expected to throw 75 pitches in that outing. Blackburn threw 90 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday, May 26, and did not have any problems.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed seven runs on six hits in four innings against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, May 25, to suffer his fourth loss of the season. He struck out four batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb allowed two runs on three hits in five innings against the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 25, to pick up his second win of the season. He struck out two batters and walked four in the game.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland allowed two runs on five hits in 7 1/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 25, to pick up his fourth win of the season. He struck out nine batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow allowed six runs on five hits in two-third of an inning against the Texas Rangers Friday, May 25, to suffer his third loss of the season. He walked three batters and did not strike out any in the game.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova allowed three runs on six hits in seven innings against the Oakland Athletics Friday, May 25, to pick up his fifth win of the season. He struck out four batters and walked one in the game.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum allowed six runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Miami Marlins Friday, May 25, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out five batters and walked four in the game.

SP | Carlos Gutierrez | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins minor league SP Carlos Gutierrez (shoulder), currently playing with Triple-A Rochester, has been activated from the minor league disabled list.

SP | Carlos Villanueva | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RPs Jason Frasor, Ryota Igarashi and Carlos Villanueva will be unavailable out of the bullpen against the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 26.

SP | Jeanmar Gomez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Jeanmar Gomez (3-3) allowed six runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 25, with four walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (4-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits over seven innings in a loss to the Houston Astros Friday, May 25, with three walks and six strikeouts. He recorded his 800th career strikeout in the second inning when he fanned SP Lucas Harrell.

SP | Lucas Harrell | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Lucas Harrell (4-3) allowed one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, May 25, with three walks and no strikeouts.

SP | Christian Friedrich | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Christian Friedrich (2-1) allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in a victory over the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 25, with one walk and six strikeouts.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (5-2) allowed five runs on 11 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies Friday, May 25, with two walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson (3-2) allowed seven runs on eight hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Washington Nationals Friday, May 25, with two walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 25.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee allowed three runs on eight hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 25, with three walks and seven strikeouts.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (6-1) allowed five hits over six scoreless innings in a victory over the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 25, with one walk and seven strikeouts.

SP | Bruce Chen | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (3-5) allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Baltimore Orioles Friday, May 25, with two walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy (3-5) allowed four runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, May 25, with two walks and seven strikeouts. It was his fifth consecutive loss, giving him more losses than he had all last season.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo (3-4) allowed one run on five hits over 7 1/3 innings in a victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, May 25, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Anthony Bass | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Anthony Bass (2-5) allowed six runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the New York Mets Friday, May 25, with three walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster (0-3) allowed one run on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 25, with one walk and six strikeouts. He has not recorded a victory since last August, despite posting a 2.14 ERA this season.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (4-3) allowed one run on four hits over seven innings in a victory over the San Diego Padres Friday, May 25, with three walks and nine strikeouts.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Chris Young (shoulder) allowed three earned runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Class A St. Lucie Friday, May 25, against Charlotte. He threw 54 of his 74 pitches for strikes.

SP | A.J. Burnett | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (3-2) allowed six hits over 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 25, with two walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said P Francisco Liriano is returning to the starting rotation and will start against the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, May 30. He will replace P Anthony Swarzak in the rotation, after he allowed six runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Detroit Tigers Friday, May 25. Liriano was 0-5 with a 9.45 ERA in six starts to open the season before he was demoted to the bullpen, where he allowed four earned runs over 7 1/3 innings during five relief appearances.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Injury
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said SP Jhoulys Chacin (pectoral) will not be allowed to throw for the next few weeks after being diagnosed with a pectoral injury.

SP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) will not be guaranteed a spot in the starting rotation when he comes off the disabled list. Feliz said he believes he will be back in the rotation when he returns.

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Jonathan Sanchez (biceps) is scheduled to make a rehab start with Triple-A Omaha Tuesday, May 29.

SP | Danny Duffy | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals Ps Blake Wood (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Friday, May 25, without complications. SP Danny Duffy (elbow) will have his procedure next Thursday.

SP | Jack Egbert | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets have recalled SP Jack Egbert from Triple-A Buffalo. In a corresponding move, the team optioned P Robert Carson to Double-A Binghamton.

SP | Dustin McGowan | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction
Toronto Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

SP | John Maine | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP John Maine will have a chance to prove himself at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Ps Manny Banuelos (elbow), who is on the disabled list with a sore elbow, and Dellin Betances aren't considered ready for the major league rotation.

SP | Philip Humber | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Philip Humber has an 8.22 ERA in six starts since his perfect game April 21.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Juan Oviedo | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins RP Juan Oviedo will return to pitch in the seventh or eighth inning after he serves his suspension, according to Marlins president Larry Beinfest.

RP | Javy Guerra | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Javy Guerra hasn't allowed a run in 11 outings and has lowered his ERA from 5.84 to 3.09 since being removed from the closer role.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians CL Chris Perez pitched a perfect ninth inning for his 17th save of the season Monday, May 28. He has converted 16 saves in a row and has a 2.66 ERA.

RP | Ryan Cook | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics RP Ryan Cook's streak of scoreless innings ended at 23 1/3 innings Monday, May 28. He allowed two runs and took the loss.

RP | Matt Lindstrom | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Matt Lindstrom (finger) is now throwing from 60 to 90 feet at the team's minor-league facility in Sarasota, Fla. He is recovering from a middle finger injury.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees RP David Robertson (oblique) was able to play catch Monday, May 28, at the team's minor-league facility in Tampa. Manager Joe Girardi said the session went well.

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts for his ninth save Monday, May 28, against the Houston Astros. He has converted nine of his 10 save chances.

RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins RP Heath Bell pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Washington Nationals Monday, May 28, to pick up his eighth save of the season.

RP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Alexi Ogando (hand) will not be available to pitch Monday, May 28, but said his hand is fine.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (lat) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, May 30, and will throw all his pitches during the session. The team could announce a rehab assignment for Street later this week.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (thumb) is expected to begin throwing from 90 feet by the end of this week.

RP | Kyle Farnsworth | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth (elbow) threw 25 fastballs during a bullpen session Monday, May 28. He is scheduled to throw 30 fastballs and cutters during his next bullpen session Wednesday, May 30. He believes he is on schedule to return to the team by the third week of June.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers RP Jose Valverde will not be available to pitch Monday, May 28, because he has pitched in each of the last three games.

RP | Brett Myers | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros manager Brad Mills said RP Brett Myers will be available to close both games of the doubleheader Monday, May 28, if the team is leading in both games.

RP | David Carpenter | Houston Astros | Transaction
The Houston Astros have recalled RP David Carpenter from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In a corresponding move, the team optioned RP Enerio Del Rosario to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

RP | Aaron Laffey | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled P Aaron Laffey from Triple-A Las Vegas. In a corresponding move, the team optioned P Chad Beck to Triple-A Las Vegas.

RP | Rafael Dolis | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs optioned RP Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Marmol (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Juan Cruz | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Juan Cruz was placed on the restricted list to tend to personal matters in the Dominican Republic. RP Doug Slaten was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

RP | Matt Capps | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins CL Matt Capps blew his first save Sunday, May 27.

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, May 27, to pick up his fourth save of the season.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RP Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles Sunday, May 27, to pick up his 10th save of the season.

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 27, to pick up his 13th save of the season.

RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (shoulder) has not been able to throw off a mound at this point but the team is hoping he will be able to at some point this week. He will have to throw at least four or five bullpen sessions before he starts a rehab assignment.

RP | Jesse Chavez | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled RPs Chad Beck and Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Las Vegas. In corresponding moves, the team optioned IF Yan Gomes to Triple-A Las Vegas and have designated RP Ryota Igarashi for assignment.

RP | Fernando Abad | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction
The Houston Astros have placed RP Fernando Abad (side) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right side. In a corresponding move, the team purchased the contract of SP Xavier Cedeno from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

RP | Yoshinori Tateyama | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Yoshinori Tateyama (1-0) recorded the victory against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, May 26, by pitching one-third of an inning.

RP | Jason Frasor | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays RP Jason Frasor (0-1) allowed one run on one hit without recording an out in a loss to the Texas Rangers Saturday, May 26.

RP | Tyler Clippard | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals RP Tyler Clippard earned his third save of the season Saturday, May 26, against the Atlanta Braves. He struck out one batter in two-thirds of an inning.

RP | Randy Choate | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins RP Randy Choate earned his first save of the season against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, May 26. He struck out one batter in two-thirds of an inning.

RP | Greg Holland | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Greg Holland (1-2) struck out one batter over one scoreless inning in a victory over the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, May 26.

RP | Pedro Strop | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Pedro Strop (3-2) allowed one run on three hits over one inning in a loss to the Kansas City Royals Saturday, May 26, with one walk and one strikeout.

RP | J.J. Hoover | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP J.J. Hoover (1-0) walked one and struck out two over 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 26. It was his first career win.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Joel Hanrahan (2-0) struck out two of the three batters he faced in a victory over the Chicago Cubs Saturday, May 26.

RP | Fernando Rodney | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP Fernando Rodney (2-1) blew his first save of the year in 16 opportunities and was tagged with the loss Saturday, May 26, against the Boston Red Sox. He allowed two runs on one hit and one walk over one-third of an inning.

RP | Rich Hill | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Rich Hill (1-0) allowed one walk over one scoreless inning in a victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, May 26.

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (4-0) allowed one hit and one walk over 1 1/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Houston Astros Saturday, May 26.

RP | Wesley Wright | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros RP Wesley Wright (0-1) allowed one run without recording an out in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, May 26.

RP | James Russell | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Breaking, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum has announced that RP Rafael Dolis will no longer be the team's closer and will serve as a middle reliever for the immediate future. Dolis walked two batters against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, May 26, and hit 1B Matt Hague to force in the winning run. RPs Shawn Camp and James Russell appear to be in line to get some save opportunities, along with RP Carlos Marmol (back), who is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday, May 28, or Tuesday, May 29.

RP | Sean Burnett | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson has decided RPs Tyler Clippard and Sean Burnett will split the closing duties until RP Drew Storen (elbow) returns from injury.

RP | Alex Burnett | Minnesota Twins | Injury
Minnesota Twins RP Alex Burnett (elbow) threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 26, and did not have problems with the elbow.

RP | Brandon League | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners Eric Wedge said he believes RP Brandon League will regain the closer's role at some point this season like he did last season when he was in a similar situation. "We're not going to name another closer, because like last year, Brandon will be back. He's a good worker. He made adjustments last year in a similar situation, I expect he will this season, too," Wedge said.

RP | Tom Wilhelmsen | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said RP Brandon League will not be the closer for the time being and will be used in other situations. Wedge did not name a temporary replacement and will decide on who will close a game based on the situation. RPs Tom Wilhelmsen, Charlie Furbush and Lucas Luetge appear to be obvious candidates to get save opportunities but RPs Shawn Kelley and Steve Delabar could also get chances.

RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics Friday, May 25, to pick up his fourth save of the season.

RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Scott Downs pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Seattle Mariners Friday, May 26, to pick up his fourth save of the season.

RP | Steve Cishek | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek pitched two-thirds of an inning against the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 25, to pick up his first save of the season.

RP | Raul Valdes | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Raul Valdes (2-0) allowed one hit over one scoreless inning in a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 25, with one walk and two strikeouts. It was his second victory in as many days.

RP | Jonathan Papelbon | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon earned his 14th save in as many opportunities Friday, May 25, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He struck out one batter in one scoreless inning.

RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (3-2) allowed two runs on two hits over two innings in a loss to the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 25, with no walks and one strikeout.

RP | Fernando Salas | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned RP Fernando Salas to Triple-A Memphis. In a corresponding move, RP Chuck Fick has been called up from Memphis.

RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Nick Masset (groin) threw from 60 feet again Friday, May 25, and was improved over his session Thursday, May 24. He'll need to build arm strength first, though.

RP | Bill Bray | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Bill Bray (back) underwent an MRI exam on his back Friday, May 25, and he doesn't have structural damage. He hopes to resume throwing Monday, May 28, after being put on anti-inflammatories.

RP | Pedro Beato | New York Mets | Injury,
New York Mets RP Pedro Beato (shoulder) is moving his rehab assignment to Triple-A Buffalo after throwing four scoreless innings with Single-A St. Lucie, striking out four and allowing two hits in three games. Beato can return from the disabled list June 3.

RP | Dan Jennings | Miami Marlins | Transaction,
The Miami Marlins recalled RP Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans Friday, May 25.

RP | D.J. Carrasco | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The New York Mets officially released RP D.J. Carrasco Friday, May 25.

RP | David Pauley | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outrighted P David Pauley to Triple-A Salt Lake.

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