Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 4, 2012 @ 09:22:45 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia confirmed Saturday, June 2, that 1B Albert Pujols will play third base in interleague play against the Colorado Rockies start Friday, June 8. "It's not something I'll do all year, but I feel pretty comfortable doing it," Pujols said. "Whatever we can do to keep (1B Kendrys Morales) in the lineup would be huge. It's about what I can do every day to help the club win." Pujols has a .931 career fielding percentage in 104 career games at third base.

1B | Paul Goldschmidt | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt has quietly been climbing out of his season-opening slump, and he has been surprisingly decent against left-handed pitching. Entering play Friday, June 1, he had managed to hit .407 (11-for-27) against left-handed pitching. In early May, he was batting just .164 (9-for-55) against lefties on the season. "We've been throwing more left-handed (batting practice)," manager Kirk Gibson said. "I think it kind of helps because the ball moves a little differently. And he's puts in the hard work."

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko and OF Alejandro De Aza (illness) were given the day off Sunday, June 3, against the Seattle Mariners. Konerko is being rested, while De Aza is battling flu-like symptoms.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto went 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBIs, three runs scored and a walk against the Houston Astros Saturday, June 2.

1B | Carlos Lee | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have placed 1B Carlos Lee (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained hamstring. In a corresponding move, 1B Brett Wallace has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez made the start in right field Saturday, June 2, against the Toronto Blue Jays, but moved to first base in the seventh inning. Gonzalez finished hitless in five at-bats with a strikeout.

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton was given a scheduled day off Saturday, June 2. He was replaced by OF Michael Cuddyer at first base, and OF Tyler Colvin received a start in right field.

1B | Boss Moanaroa | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox prospect 1B Boss Moanaroa pushed his hitting streak to 15 games Friday, June 1, with Class A Greenville (S.C.). He is third in the South Atlantic League with a .438 on-base percentage this season.

1B | Kila Ka'aihue | Oakland Athletics | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Saturday, June 2, that 1B Kila Ka'aihue persevered in the crowded first baseman job battle since the spring, and he has won the regular job in a battle with 1B Daric Barton which spilled into the season. "(Ka'aihue) was the guy forecast to be the first out of here," Melvin said.

1B | Steve Pearce | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired 1B Steve Pearce from the New York Yankees in exchange for cash considerations. In a corresponding move, INF Bill Hall was designated for assignment.

1B | Chris Parmelee | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Chris Parmelee is hitting .452 (14-for-31) with three home runs, three doubles and nine RBIs in nine games with Triple-A Rochester since being sent down. Manager Ron Gardenhire hinted Parmelee may come up to play the outfield during interleague play. However, the Twins don't mind seeing Parmelee play every day in the minors right now.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins aren't expected to be willing to part with OF Josh Willingham or C Joe Mauer or 1B Justin Morneau for that matter.

1B | Jim Thome | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Jim Thome (back) and INF Michael Martinez (foot) will both begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater Friday, June 1. Thome will still play some first base when he returns to the team.


Second Baseman

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (thumb) missed his sixth consecutive game Sunday, June 3, with a torn muscle in his right thumb. But he was available if needed and is expected to play Tuesday, June 5, against the Baltimore Orioles. Pedroia said he had no plans to work out on June 4 when the team is off.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) went 1-for-4 with an RBI, walk, run scored and two strikeouts in a minor-league rehab game with Double-A Bowie Sunday, June 3.

2B | Jemile Weeks | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Jemile Weeks (hip) was given the day off Sunday, June 3, against the Kansas City Royals as a precaution due to the minor hip strain he suffered Saturday, June 2.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) will begin playing in extended spring games Monday, June 4. There is still no exact timetable on when he'll be able to re-join the big club.

2B | Andrew Parrino | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction
The San Diego Padres have placed 3B Andrew Parrino (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list with a right wrist ligament sprain.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham went 3-for-6 with a home run and four RBIs against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, June 2.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips went 2-for-5 with a double and three RBIs against the Houston Astros Saturday, June 2.

2B | Brooks Conrad | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Brooks Conrad snapped an 0-for-27 drought with a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, June 2. He finished the game 1-for-2 with three RBIs and a walk.

2B | Luke Hughes | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics assigned INF Luke Hughes to Double-A Midland from Triple-A Sacramento Saturday, June 2.

2B | Hector Luna | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Hector Luna went 2-for-4 with three RBIs Friday, June 1, against the Miami Marlins to push his average to .375. Two of his RBIs came with two outs.

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis posted a grand slam Friday, June 1, against the Minnesota Twins, and he also had a single and stolen base. Kipnis is 15-for-36 over his past nine games, and he leads the team in homers (nine), RBIs (34), runs (35) and steals (12).

2B | Rickie Weeks | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (illness) was scratched from the lineup with an illness Friday, June 1.

2B | Kelly Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 2B Kelly Johnson (hamstring) is returning to the starting lineup Friday, June 1, but the team will monitor him for the foreseeable future.

2B | Chris Getz | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals 2B Chris Getz (rib cage) and RP Everett Teaford (abdomen) could go on their rehab assignments Tuesday, June 5, if they don't encounter any setbacks.


Shortstop

SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Stephen Drew (ankle) played all nine innings in an extended spring training game Saturday, June 2. He played consecutive games for the first time in his rehab.

SS | Dee Gordon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Dee Gordon was back in the leadoff spot for the Dodgers on Sunday, June 3, for the first time since May 19. He had been switched to No. 8 in the order but was returned to the top spot after batting .308 in the past 10 days.

SS | Jose Reyes | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SS Jose Reyes went 2-for-5 with a double and two RBIs Sunday, June 3, extending his hitting streak to 14 games.

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro was easily thrown out in the third inning trying to run with one out Friday, June 1. It angered manager Dale Sveum, who wants Castro to be smarter on the basepaths. "That's a time and a place in the game when your third hitter is up and you've got a 2-0 count and you're down by two runs, if you are running, you better be 100 percent sure you're going to be safe and you better know the ball is going to be hit," Sveum said. "He failed on all of the above."

SS | Ruben Tejada | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) apparently ran the bases to the satisfaction of manager Terry Collins Sunday, June 3. Tejada will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, June 4, with Triple-A Buffalo. Collins said he believes Tejada will come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 8, just in time for the interleague series against the New York Yankees.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter and 3B Alex Rodriguez each had two hits, one home run and one RBI against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, June 3.

SS | Mike Aviles | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Mike Aviles (hand) was able to remain in the game after being hit on the hand by a ball in the third inning Saturday, June 2.

SS | Andrelton Simmons | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons was hitless in three at-bats Saturday, June 2, against the Washington Nationals in his major league debut.

SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox placed SS Jose Iglesias (back) on the seven-day disabled list at Triple-A Pawtucket Saturday, June 2, due to stiffness in his lower back. The move is backdated to May 26.

SS | Clint Barmes | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Clint Barmes is back in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, June 2. 1B/OF Garrett Jones is batting second.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar smacked a two-out homer in the third inning Friday, June 1, against the Boston Red Sox to snap an 0-for-11 slide.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles INF Bill Hall is starting in right field Friday, June 1, and SS J.J. Hardy is hitting third in the batting order. INF Steven Tolleson is starting in left field.

SS | Yuniesky Betancourt | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals activated SS Yuniesky Betancourt (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 1, and optioned INF Irving Falu to Triple-A Omaha in a corresponding move.

SS | Manny Machado | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) is playing second base and hitting leadoff with Double-A Bowie Friday, June 1. SS Manny Machado is starting at third base, and he could play the hot corner throughout the weekend so the team can take a look at him there.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (face) and SS Jhonny Peralta are not in the lineup Friday, June 1. Avila didn't have any concussions symptoms after taking a foul tip to the mask Thursday, May 31.


Third Baseman

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is prone to overworking himself in the cage when he slumps. Manager Clint Hurdle wants him to sit a few days to clear his mind and work on his cage work only. Hurdle said Alvarez put in a lot of extra work when he struggled last season, likely doing more harm than good.

3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas was out of the lineup Sunday, June 3, because he's hitting .239 with only two RBIs against left-handed pitching.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (illness) was out of the starting lineup Sunday, June 3, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He was running a fever.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (quadriceps) was out of the starting lineup Sunday, June 3, against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

3B | Steven Proscia | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Steven Proscia had four hits in six at-bats with three runs scored and two RBIs Sunday, June 3, in a minor-league game with Class A High Desert. The University of Virginia product is hitting .362, and he has 22 RBIs through 32 games with the Mavericks.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (hand) went 2-for-5 with a double and home run in a minor-league rehab game with Class A San Jose Sunday, June 3.

3B | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista went 1-for-3 with one home run and four RBIs against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, June 3.

3B | Logan Forsythe | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction
The San Diego Padres have activated 3B Logan Forsythe (foot) and OF Mark Kotsay (back) from the 15-day disabled list.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays 3B Edwin Encarnacion (hand) underwent X-rays on his hand but they came back negative. He has been diagnosed with a bruised hand and is considered day-to-day.

3B | Hanley Ramirez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins 3B Hanley Ramirez went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBIs against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, June 2.

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera is 7-for-14 with a double, three home runs and six RBIs in his career against New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes.

3B | Jordan Pacheco | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Jordan Pacheco (quadriceps) was given the day off Saturday, June 2, to rest his sore left quadriceps. The move was precautionary.

3B | Kyle Seager | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Kyle Seager went 2-for-4 with one home run and three RBIs against the Chicago White Sox Friday, June 1.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright said Friday, June 1, that he will not discuss contract negotiations during the season. Talks will occur in the offseason only.

3B | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Juan Rivera (hamstring) could be activated from the disabled list while the team plays the Philadelphia Phillies. He could go on another minor league rehab assignment before then. 3B Juan Uribe (wrist) took batting practice for the third straight day Friday and could begin a rehab assignment next week.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis is not in the lineup Friday, June 1.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) will accompany the team on their upcoming road trip because he is performing daily baseball activities. He could embark on a rehab assignment in the middle of the month and return by the end of the month.

3B | Todd Frazier | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds aren't interested in trading for Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis because they are happy with 3B Todd Frazier as the fill-in for 3B Scott Rolen (shoulder).


Catcher

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Dan Haren ended a career-best streak of 25 strikeouts without a walk when Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli drew a base on balls in the fourth inning Sunday, June 3. The franchise record for most strikeouts without a walk is 30, by Frank Tanana in May 1976.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (knee) did not play Sunday, June 3, but he is hopeful of returning to the starting lineup Tuesday, June 5, against the Miami Marlins.

C | Hector Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Hector Sanchez (leg) is fine, although he has a bump just below his knee after being hit by several foul balls while serving on defense.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (thumb) left the game Sunday, June 3, against the Cleveland Indians in the ninth inning due to a sprained right thumb, although he doesn't feel the injury is a major concern. The team is listing him as day to day. "I fouled a pitch back, and I felt it on that, and then it was a little worse on that last swing, too," Mauer said. "But the good news is it should only be day-to-day, so that's good."

C | Yasmani Grandal | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have optioned C Yasmani Grandal to Triple-A Tucson.

C | Carlos Santana | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (concussion) ran the bases and threw to the bases Saturday, June 2. He could return as soon as Tuesday, June 5, but has to pass major league baseball's test for players with concussions before returning.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Saturday, June 2, that C Wilson Ramos (knee) will miss the remainder of the season because doctors were unable to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn meniscus at the same time. When doctors repaired the meniscus, they thought the ligament needed time to heal and the ACL surgery will have to wait.

C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Wil Nieves started behind the plate Saturday, June 2, to give C Wilin Rosario a rest. Rosario leads all National League rookies with eight home runs.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (hamstring) is unavailable Saturday, June 2, because of a tight right hamstring. INF Ramon Santiago is the only player available off the bench for the Tigers.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz had three more hits Friday, June 1, against the Miami Marlins to raise his batting average to .381.

C | Gerald Laird | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Gerald Laird (hamstring) left the game Friday, June 1, against the New York Yankees due to tightness in his right hamstring, the team announced.

C | George Kottaras | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C George Kottaras made the start Friday, June 1, but he is unlikely to see any action again for a few days. Instead, C Martin Maldonado will continue to handle a bulk of the catching duties. "George is not back 100 percent yet," manager Ron Roenicke said. "When he's back 100 percent, we'll see how it goes. I think how they play will dictate how much they do play."

C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta (wrist) started playing catch with a brace Friday, June 1. He is recovering from right wrist surgery three weeks ago. Iannetta remains weeks away from a return.

C | Lou Marson | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (concussion) is making progress and should return to the lineup next week. He took batting practice indoors Friday, June 1, and will catch a bullpen Saturday, June 2. C Lou Marson (mouth) is starting Friday after missing three games after being hit in the mouth last week.

C | Taylor Teagarden | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles C Taylor Teagarden (back) has started to participate in baseball-related activities.

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (knee) and OF Lorenzo Cain (groin, hip) could be ready to embark on rehab assignments "in a week or so," according to manager Ned Yost.

C | Rob Johnson | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets optioned C Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo Friday, June 1.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia has six home runs in his last 15 games, and the six homers were the most he's had in one month in his career.


Outfielder

OF | Adam L. Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Baltimore Orioles OF Adam L. Jones (wrist) had MRIs on both hands and wrists, which came back negative. He has been cleared to play.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (rib) is expected to return Tuesday, June 5.

OF | Shane Robinson | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson (migraine) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, June 3, with a migraine headache.

OF | Jorge Soler | free agent | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Pirates will bid on free-agent OF Jorge Soler but will not go over their pre-set value. They won't spend money like Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes received.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler led off Sunday, June 3, and went 1-for-3 with a steal. He's 15-for-27 (.556) with two homers and eight RBIs the last week.

OF | Michael Brantley | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 12 games Sunday, June 3. He's hitting .370 during the streak.

OF | Nyjer Morgan | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Nyjer Morgan hit his second homer in three games Sunday, June 3.

OF | Juan Rivera | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Juan Rivera (hamstring), on the 15-day disabled list since May 9 with a hamstring strain, could be activated as soon as Monday, June 4, when the team opens a four-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SS Steve Lombardozzi and OF Bryce Harper became the first rookies in modern baseball history to open a game with successive homers, the Nationals said in citing the Elias Sports Bureau. The Nationals fell to the Atlanta Braves, 3-2, on Sunday, June 3.

OF | Andres Torres | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Andres Torres and OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits apiece Sunday, June 3, in a 6-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (leg) was still feeling some tightness and cramping in his leg Sunday, June 3. "It's not gone. From inning to inning, we try to keep our pulse on it," manager Clint Hurdle said.

OF | Justin Ruggiano | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was singing the praises of OF Justin Ruggiano Sunday, June 3, and he vows to give him more playing time. "I like that kid Ruggiano," Guillen said. "I like his approach at the plate."

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (Achilles', hip) was out of the starting lineup Sunday, June 3, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He appeared as a pinch hitter and flied out to right in his only at-bat.

OF | Travis Snider | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Travis Snider (wrist) had three at-bats in an extended spring game Sunday, June 3. Snider did not feel any ill-effects of his wrist injury.

OF | Kosuke Fukudome | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Kosuke Fukudome (back) left the game Sunday, June 3, against the Seattle Mariners due to back stiffness, according to the team.

OF | Mike Baxter | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets placed OF Mike Baxter (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 3, and the team recalled INF Josh Satin from Triple-A Buffalo in the corresponding move.

OF | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday, June 3, that he plans to give 1B Brandon Belt more consistent at-bats.

OF | David DeJesus | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF David DeJesus was moved to the third spot of the order by manager Dale Sveum Saturday, June 2. The skipper is trying to jump-start the team's flagging offense. "Dale wants me to stasy with the same plan, nothing new, and go out there and have good at-bats," DeJesus said. "That's how I'm going to take it. I'm not going to be this power guy all of a sudden. I'm just going to get my at-bats today and see what happens."

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton was back in the lineup Sunday, June 3, against the San Diego Padres after being out of the lineup Saturday, June 2. Manager Kirk Gibson declined to give a reason for Upton's absence, but said the player was available.

OF | Michael Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders went 4-for-6 with a home run, two RBIs and two runs scored against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, June 2.

OF | Johnny Damon | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta said OF Johnny Damon (paternity) will rejoin the team Wednesday, June 6, in Detroit. 1B Matt LaPorta was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to fill his spot on the active roster.

OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Drew Stubbs went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, four RBIs and three runs scored against the Houston Astros Saturday, June 2.

OF | Andy Dirks | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers have placed OF Andy Dirks (Achilles') on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his right Achilles' tendon. In a corresponding move, OF Matt Young has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said OF Matt Joyce will get more opportunities to face left-handed pitchers because his approach at the plate against them has improved. He has collected seven hits in his last 20 at-bats against southpaws after starting the year 4-for-27. "Against left-handed pitchers right now he's doing a better job of swinging at strikes and taking balls like he does against the righties," Maddon said. "I think, in the past, he was really way ahead of left-handed offspeed pitches and then he'd take a fastball. I think he's got that rearranged."

OF | Brett Nommensen | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays minor league OF Brett Nommensen has been promoted from Class A Charlotte to Double-A Montgomery, while minor league OF Emeel Salem has been released.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (oblique) stepped up his rehab and began baseball-related activities on Saturday, June 2. "He's going to do everything out there, as far as his running's concerned, as far as his defensive work is concerned," Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand said.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan hit an infield single in a two-run sixth inning to extend his home hitting streak to 26 games. That ties Mike Donlin (1905-06) for the longest in Giants franchise history.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava, who has made 23 consecutive starts, is expected to get the day off Sunday, June 3. Nava went 1-for-3 with a stolen base and two RBIs Saturday, June 2, against the Toronto Blue Jays, and he was also hit by a pitch.

OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (lat) made his regular season debut Saturday, June 2, against the Atlanta Braves. He grounded out to shortstop in all four of his at-bats.

OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI Saturday, June 2, against the Kansas City Royals. Cespedes is 11-for-40 with four RBIs over his past nine games, raising his batting average from .240 to .252 since April 28.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (pectoral) will begin a 20-day minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma Saturday, June 2. Manager Eric Wedge said the plan is for Gutierrez to serve as the designated hitter Saturday, and then to play center field Sunday, June 3.

OF | Anthony Gose | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have had internal discussions about using OF Anthony Gose in left field. There are no immediate plans to bring him up from Triple-A Las Vegas in the immediate future, the team is laying the groundwork to make it possible. The move to left field opens up another avenue for their top prospect to reach the big leagues.

OF | Brandon F. Jacobs | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Brandon F. Jacobs (hand) swatted a home run Friday, June 1, for Class A Salem, his first since April 12. The homer came in just his second game back after missing time due to a hand contusion.

OF | Jeff Fiorentino | free agent | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics released OF Jeff Fiorentino from Triple-A Sacramento Saturday, June 2.

OF | Travis Buck | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have placed OF Travis Buck (heel) on the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, OF Fernando Martinez has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City. He will start in right field against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, June 2.

OF | Tony Campana | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Tony Campana will bat leadoff against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, June 2, with OF David DeJesus batting third and 3B Joe Mather batting eighth.

OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano went 1-for-3 with a home run and three RBIs against the San Francisco Giants Friday, June 1.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) went 2-for-4 with a triple, RBI and run scored in his return to the lineup Friday, June 1, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout went 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs and a run scored against the Texas Rangers Friday, June 1.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen went 2-for-4 with three RBIs against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, June 1.

OF | Jay Bruce | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Jay Bruce went 2-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Houston Astros Friday, June 1.

OF | Chris Heisey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey was hitting .200 on May 13, but a batting practice session in the batting cage with hitting coach Brook Jacoby turned it around. "We kind of took the swing and went back to basics," Heisey said. "I found out my hands weren't getting separated. Ever since then, I've concentrated on getting my hands away from my body. I've been able to stay back on breaking balls and not swing at so many breaking balls down in the dirt." Heisey entered the game Friday, June 1, with 20 hits over his past 50 at-bats, raising is average to .283.

OF | Darnell McDonald | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Darnell McDonald (oblique) is back with Triple-A Pawtucket to resume his minor-league rehab assignment. He will stay with the Paw Sox at least through the weekend.

OF | Cody Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox OF Cody Ross (foot) will have his walking boot removed and undergo a physical exam when the team returns home next week. He might be cleared to resume baseball activities or begin a minor-league rehab stint.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino (hand) did not start Friday, June 1, but he was able to come on as a defensive replacement after receiving a cortisone shot earlier.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton had a run-scoring double Friday, June 1, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Stanton posted a .343 average, 12 homers and 30 RBIs in the month of May, and is off to a good start in June.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson went 2-for-5 with a grand slam, two runs scored and four RBIs Friday, June 1, against the Detroit Tigers, his former team. Granderson leads the majors with 58 homers since the starts of the 2011 season. It was also his 22nd (and sixth this season) versus a lefty during that span, the most by any left-handed hitter.

OF | Quintin Berry | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Quintin Berry went 3-for-5 with a double, triple and two runs scored Friday, June 1, against the New York Yankees, falling a home run shy of the cycle. Berry is hitting .364 with 16 hits over his first 10 games, and making a case to stick around even when OF Austin Jackson (abdomen) can return.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda tied a career high with four RBIs Friday, June 1, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran made his first return to Citi Field since the New York Mets traded him at last summer's non-waiver trade deadline. Beltran was hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout.

OF | Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks activated OF Jason Kubel (personal) from the paternity list Friday, June 1, and optioned OF A.J. Pollock to Triple-A Reno in the corresponding move.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (hand) said Friday, June 1, that he is hopeful he can re-join the team for a nine-game homestand that starts June 22. Originally, it was expected he would miss at least four weeks.

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Despite a two-week stint on baseball's restricted list, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter (personal) kept himself in good shape by running 15 wind sprints of 40 yards per day in addition to hitting and throwing. Hunter did not start Wednesday, May 30, but he was starting in right field Friday, June 1, and batting sixth in manager Mike Scioscia's lineup.

OF | Roger Kieschnick | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Roger Kieschnick (shoulder) on the minor-league disabled list at Triple-A Fresno due to a left shoulder injury. Kieschnick had an X-ray and MRI exam and is awaiting results. "I just have to hope it's not that bad," Kieschnick said. 3B Conor Gillaspie was activated to take Kieschnick's place on the roster.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) received a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday, June 1, and he's expected to rejoin the team Monday, June 4.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) could return to the team sometime this weekend or shortly thereafter, according to skipper Joe Girardi.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck, shoulder) isn't feeling pain in his left shoulder and arm, and he's getting closer to performing baseball activities.

OF | Colby Rasmus | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus is hitting .333 (14-for-42) with five doubles, a triple, three home runs, seven RBIs and two stolen bases in his last 10 games.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (knee) will rejoin the club on their upcoming road trip and could be back in the lineup during their series against the New York Yankees next week.

OF | Michael Bourn | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Michael Bourn, who, before May 12, had only five home runs in his previous 1,877 plate appearances, hit five home runs in his next 18 contests. However, one scout is worried: "I don't like it. It's fun to watch. But he's lifting everything to center field, and that's not him. His gift is his legs. He's got to use his speed. And to do that, he has to hit the ball on a line and on the ground. Let me tell you, the team that signs him isn't going to get all that excited about his ability to hit the ball out of the park."

OF | Corey Brown | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals optioned OF Corey Brown to the minors Friday, June 1, to make room on the roster for OF Mike Morse (lat).

OF | Ichiro Suzuki | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki is back in the leadoff spot Friday, June 1, with 3B Kyle Seager hitting third.

OF | Adron Chambers | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OFs Shane Robinson and Adron Chambers will split time in center field with 2B Skip Schumaker (hamstring) on the disabled list. OF Carlos Beltran (knee) is unlikely to shift over from right field because he's dealt with knee soreness in recent weeks.

OF | Jon Jay | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay (shoulder) has been shut down for seven to 10 days in an effort to reduce some inflammation in his right shoulder. The team found nothing new after an MRI exam Thursday, May 31.

OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Skip Schumaker (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list and activated OF Allen Craig (hamstring) from the DL. RP Sam Freeman was recalled from Triple-A Memphis.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Jeff Francis | free agent | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds granted SP Jeff Francis his release. Francis had a June 1 opt-out clause.

SP | Lance Lynn | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn doesn't have an innings limit on him this season. Manager Mike Matheny said SP Chris Carpenter's (shoulder) return from injury "would go into the equation."

SP | Carlos Martinez | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury
St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez (shoulder) reported no pain after a 10-minute long toss session last week and threw a flat-ground session the following day. He'll throw a bullpen session early this week and will throw a simulated game in about a well. If all goes well, he could make his Double-A debut in the middle of the month.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Carlos Zambrano allowed a run on four hits and two walks while fanning seven in 7 2/3 innings to beat the Philadelphia Phillies Sunday, June 3. He also blasted his first homer of the season.

SP | Trevor Cahill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill threw a six-hit shutout to beat the San Diego Padres Sunday, June 3. He allowed three walks and struck out five.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald's scoreless streak reached 13 innings before it was snapped against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, June 3. He allowed an earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out eight in six innings for the win. He's now 5-2 with a 2.14 ERA.

SP | Dan Haren | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Dan Haren ended a career-best streak of 25 strikeouts without a walk when Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli drew a base on balls in the fourth inning Sunday, June 3. The franchise record for most strikeouts without a walk is 30, by Frank Tanana in May 1976.

SP | Nathan Eovaldi | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Nathan Eovaldi allowed three runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings Sunday, June 3, in his second start this season since moving into the rotation for injured SP Ted Lilly (shoulder), who's on the disabled list with left shoulder inflammation. The Colorado Rockies beat the Dodgers, 3-2.

SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito recorded his 150th career victory with 8 1/3 scoreless innings Sunday, June 3, in a 2-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese (heart) recorded 10 strikeouts Sunday, June 3, against the St. Louis Cardinals in a 6-1 victory before manager Terry Collins removed him from the game due to an elevated heart rate. "It's one of those things: I pitched six solid, scoreless innings; it's kind of one of those things I felt the heart racing at times," said Niese, who wore a heart monitor at one point last season. "I felt that was enough. I didn't want to do anything stupid. But I feel fine now, and that's a good sign."

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday, June 3, without incident, but he feels he still might need a minor-league rehab start before he returns from the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Carl Pavano | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said Sunday, June 3, that SP Carl Pavano (shoulder) is almost certainly going to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Jamie Moyer | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies released SP Jamie Moyer Sunday, June 3. The 49-year-old is now an unrestricted free agent and can sign with any of the other 29 major league teams.

SP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Roy Oswalt was consistently hitting 91-92 mph with his fastball in his two-inning minor-league rehab start for Triple-A Round Rock Saturday, June 2. Oswalt made 34 pitches, and he threw 30 more in a side session afterwards. He is scheduled to pitch again Thursday, June 7, and he plans to increase to 50 pitches. Oswalt said he will increase his pitch count by 10-15 pitches each start, putting him on target for the June 22-24 series against the Colorado Rockies.

SP | Brad Lincoln | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said SP Brad Lincoln will make a spot start Tuesday, June 5, and he might need to make one more start before SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) is able to return from the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Anthony Bass | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Anthony Bass will start Tuesday, June 5, against the San Francisco Giants, followed by SP Clayton Richard Wednesday, June 6, and SP Edinson Volquez Thursday, June 7.

SP | Jason Marquis | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Jason Marquis will make a minor-league conditioning start Tuesday, June 5, with Double-A San Antonio. If he pitches well, he might start Saturday, June 9, with the big club.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
The Baltimore Orioles moved SP Zach Britton (shoulder) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Sunday, June 3, and they added SP Steven Johnson to the 40-man roster.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jake Arrieta allowed four earned runs, two hits and four walks over 4 2/3 innings in a loss Sunday, June 3, against the Tampa Bay Rays. It is Arrieta's third straight poor outing, but he remains positive. "I'm not pitching well right now," Arrieta said. "I'm struggling. There's no doubt about that. But I've had several games this year where it's obvious that I can pitch consistently at this level, so I think the staff is probably frustrated because they see that type of stuff and then they see three outings where I'm out in the fifth inning."

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Sunday, June 3, that SP Felix Hernandez (back) is "still feeling it" with a sore back. He will throw a bullpen session Monday, June 4, and that will go a long way in determining if he can make his next scheduled start Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (shin) was able to throw a bullpen session Sunday, June 3, without any issue. He is expected to make his next scheduled start Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Jordan Lyles | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros manager Bradley Mills said Sunday, June 3, that the plan right now is to keep SP Jordan Lyles in the rotation as the fifth starter.

SP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed two runs, five hits and two walks with eight strikeouts Sunday, June 3, against the Seattle Mariners to pick up his fourth victory of the season and first career complete game.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster (personal) was away from the team to deal with "some personal stuff," according to manager Dale Sveum. However, Dempster is expected to start Tuesday, June 5, against the Milwaukee Brewers.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (back) was able to throw lightly Saturday, June 2, for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 29.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Johan Santana will be pushed back to start Thursday, June 7, against the Washington Nationals. The move by manager Terry Collins gives Santana a couple of extra days rest after his 134-pitch no-hitter performance Friday, June 1.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said Sunday, June 3, that he is hopeful SP R.A. Dickey will be able to come back on short rest to start Wednesday, June 6, against the Washington Nationals. If not, SP Jeremy Hefner will get the nod instead. Dickey will throw a bullpen session Monday, June 4, and it will be determined then if he can go Wednesday or if Hefner gets the call.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Sunday, June 3, that SP Chris Young (shoulder) will come off the 15-day disabled list to make his regular season debut Tuesday, June 5, against the Washington Nationals. SP Miguel Batista (back) will also come off the DL and will be available as a long reliever in case Young struggles.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins juggled his rotation to push SP Johan Santana back after his 134-pitch no-hitter performance Friday, June 1. SP Dillon Gee will now pitch Monday, June 4, against the St. Louis Cardinals on regular rest.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (lat) has a $20 million vesting option for 2014 that automatically activates under three conditions all being met. First, Halladay must that at least 225 innings in 2013. Second, he must not be on the 15-day disabled list at the end of the 2013 season. Third, he must throw at least 415 innings total between 2012 and 2013. With Halladay expected to miss several weeks, that latter condition will be extremely difficult to achieve. This current injury might make him a free agent one year earlier than expected.

SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Tyler Skaggs has been impressive for Double-A Mobile. He allowed two earned runs, six hits and three walks over eight innings in his latest outing for the Bay Bears.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny indicated Sunday, June 3, that "things are pointing in the direction" of SP Jaime Garcia (elbow) being able to start Tuesday, June 5, against the Houston Astros.

SP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daniel Bard allowed five runs on one hit in 1 2/3 innings against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, June 3, to suffer his sixth loss of the season. He struck out two batters, walked six and hit two batters in the game.

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander allowed five runs on nine hits in 6 1/3 innings against the New York Yankees Sunday, June 3, to suffer his fourth loss of the season. He struck out four batters and walked four in the game.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes allowed one run on four hits in nine innings against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, June 3, to pick up his fifth win of the season. He struck out eight batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tommy Hanson allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings against the Washington Nationals Sunday, June 3, to pick up his sixth win of the season. He struck out six batters and did not walk any in the game.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs on seven hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 3, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out five batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated SP Vance Worley (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list. He will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, June 4. In a corresponding move, C Erik Kratz has been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

SP | Hisashi Iwakuma | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP Hisashi Iwakuma earned his second save of the season against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, June 2. He walked one and struck out one in one scoreless inning.

SP | Sam LeCure | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Sam LeCure (1-1) allowed three hits over two scoreless innings in a victory over the Houston Astros Saturday, June 2, with two walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Juan Nicasio | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction
Updating previous reports, Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio (knee) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left knee. In a corresponding move, SP Guillermo Moscoso has been recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs. Manager Jim Tracy said the injury is not considered to be serious, although he will undergo an MRI exam Monday, June 4.

SP | P.J. Walters | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP P.J. Walters (ankle) tweaked his ankle during the fifth inning of his start against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, June 2, when he attempted a pickoff throw to first base. He faced three more batters before exiting the game, having allowed four runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings with three walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin (2-3) allowed five runs on 10 hits over six innings in a loss to the Minnesota Twins Saturday, June 2, with one walk and three strikeouts.

SP | Erik Bedard | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Erik Bedard (3-6) allowed five runs on five hits over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, June 2, with three walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (4-3) allowed one run on five hits over seven innings in a victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, June 2, with no walks and eight strikeouts.

SP | Dan Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Dan Hudson (2-1) allowed two runs on five hits over eight innings in a victory over the San Diego Padres Saturday, June 2, with one walk and five strikeouts.

SP | Aaron Harang | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Aaron Harang (4-3) allowed one run on four hits over six innings Saturday, June 2, against the Colorado Rockies, with three walks and six strikeouts.

SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco (6-3) allowed four runs on eight hits over seven innings in a victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, June 2, with two walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels (8-2) allowed a season-high five runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Miami Marlins Saturday, June 2, with two walks and eight strikeouts. His only two losses this season have come against Miami.

SP | Jeremy Hellickson | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon is pleased that SP Jeremy Hellickson has been using his curveball more often in his last few starts. Hellickson estimated that he threw 10-15 curves in his most recent outing against the Baltimore Orioles Saturday, June 2, and said he kept using the pitch because it was consistent. "He's been using his fastball a lot, and a lot of 92 (mph), and because of that I think it really sets up everything else," Maddon said. "And now that he's reintroduced the curveball to the mix, I love it, because I think by doing that, that's going to enable him to sustain this kind of a run longer. It's a really good pitch." Despite taking the loss against the Orioles, Hellickson has given up two earned runs or fewer in eight of his first 11 starts this season.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland's earned run average has risen from 3.78 to 5.11 in his last four starts.

SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Matt Cain pitched into the ninth inning to win his fifth straight start and improve to 6-2 overall. He allowed one run on five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts in eight innings Saturday, June 2, in a 2-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.

SP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Luke Hochevar allowed six earned runs, five hits and three walks over 4 2/3 innings in a loss Saturday, June 2, against the Oakland Athletics. He also struck out three batters in the 90-pitch performance. Hochevar has lost three straight decisions, and is winless in four starts dating back to May 12.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg worked seven scoreless innings Saturday, June 2, against the Atlanta Braves for the first time in his major league career. He struck out nine batters and walked none while throwing just 90 pitches. Less than two years removed from Tommy John surgery, Strasburg remains on a strict innings limit, and manager Davey Johnson is cutting them when he can.

SP | Kyle Drabek | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek allowed five runs - four earned - and six hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss Saturday, June 2, against the Boston Red Sox. He also walked four batters and struck out four in the setback, throwing just 58 of his 108 pitches for strikes. He has lost two straight starts.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) allowed two earned runs, eight hits and two walks over six innings Saturday, June 2, against the Kansas City Royals in his first start back from a stint on the 15-day disabled list. McCarthy matched a career high with his fourth consecutive win. He hasn't lost since April 21 against the Cleveland Indians.

SP | Henderson Alvarez | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell said SP Henderson Alvarez (shin) "checked out fine" Saturday, June 2, just one day after being hit in the left shin by a comebacker.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (biceps) experienced left biceps tightness Friday, June 1, while giving up four earned runs and five hits in a minor-league rehab start with Triple-A Colorado Springs. He was expected to return to Denver Saturday, June 2, to be evaluated by team doctors and the head trainer. The team said a flare-up of this nature is common in returning from his elbow surgery.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (pectoral) was able to play light catch Saturday, June 2, for the first time since hitting the 15-day disabled list May 1. Chacin, originally diagnosed with right shoulder inflammation, was not responding to treatment. It turns out the cause of his weakness and diminished velocity was an injury to his pectoralis minor muscle in the chest.

SP | Ross Ohlendorf | free agent | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Ross Ohlendorf opted out of his minor-league contract Saturday, June 2. He obtained the right to opt out of his deal since the team declined to call him up to the big leagues by June 1. He posted a 4.61 ERA in 10 starts for Triple-A Pawtucket this season.

SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said it was unlikely that SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) would be able to break camp with the team after spring training next year but added that he could resume pitching before next June.

SP | Adam Ottavino | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RP Adam Ottavino (1-0) allowed two hits and struck out three batters in 1 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, June 1.

SP | Chris Schwinden | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have claimed SP Chris Schwinden off waivers from the New York Mets and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas. In a corresponding move, P Danny Farquhar has been designated for assignment.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (7-2) allowed seven runs (four earned) on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Colorado Rockies Friday, June 1, with four walks and three strikeouts.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner (6-4) allowed two runs on eight hits over eight innings in a victory over the Chicago Cubs Friday, June 1, with no walks and a season-high 11 strikeouts.

SP | Wade Miley | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley (6-2) allowed four runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the San Diego Padres Friday, June 1, with no walks and four strikeouts. At the plate, he went 1-for-3 to extend his hitting streak to eight games, which is a franchise record for a pitcher.

SP | Paul Maholm | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Paul Maholm (4-4) allowed four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the San Francisco Giants Friday, June 1, with two walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Jerome Williams | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jerome Williams (2-2) allowed two runs on seven hits over seven innings in a victory over the Texas Rangers Friday, June 1, with two walks and four strikeouts.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (4-4) allowed four runs (two earned) on four hits over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, June 1, with one walk and five strikeouts.

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino pitched six scoreless innings while giving up three hits against the Oakland Athletics Friday, June 1, to pick up his third win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed two runs on eight hits in seven innings against the Kansas City Royals Friday, June 1, to suffer his sixth loss of the season. He struck out three batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Randy Wolf | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Randy Wolf allowed six runs on eight hits in six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, June 1, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out five batters and walked four in the game.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing three hits against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, June 1, to pick up his seven win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen allowed five runs on five hits in 5 2/3 innings against the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, June 1, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out five batters and walked four in the game.

SP | J.A. Happ | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP J.A. Happ allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, June 1, to suffer his fifth loss of the season. He struck out seven batters and walked two in the game.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake allowed one run on four hits in seven innings against the Houston Astros Friday, June 1, to pick up his second win of the season. He struck out seven batters and walked three in the game.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz allowed two earned runs and six hits over a season-high eight innings in a win Friday, June 1, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He walked two and struck out a season-high seven batters, picking up his sixth consecutive start at Rogers Centre.

SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick allowed two earned runs, eight hits and three walks over 5 1/3 innings Friday, June 1, against the Miami Marlins to pick up his second win in six decisions. Kendrick has allowed a total of just five earned runs over his past four starts, winning two in a row.

SP | Mark Buehrle | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Mark Buehrle allowed four runs and a season-high 11 hits over five innings Friday, June 1, in a loss against the Philadelphia Phillies. Buehrle entered the game 4-0 with a 3.19 ERA over his past five outings.

SP | Derek Lowe | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Derek Lowe allowed one earned run, five hits and a walk over 6 2/3 innings in a win Friday, June 1, against the Minnesota Twins. He improved to 7-3, lowering his ERA to 3.06, and celebrating his 39th birthday in style. Lowe is 3-2 with a 3.14 ERA in seven career birthday appearances, including 2-1 in four starts. Lowe is 2-0 with one run allowed in 15 2/3 innings against the Twins in two starts this season.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia allowed three earned runs, eight hits and two walks over seven innings in a win Friday, June 1, against the Detroit Tigers. He also struck out five batters in the 113-pitch quality start. In his Yankees career, Sabathia was 0-3 with a 6.00 ERA in three regular season starts at Comerica Park. He hadn't won in Detroit since the 2007 season when he was a member of the Cleveland Indians.

SP | Casey Crosby | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Casey Crosby was lifted after just 3 1/3 innings in a rocky major league debut Friday, June 1, against the New York Yankees. He ended up allowing six earned runs, four hits and four walks while striking out three batters. He threw just 40 of his 75 pitches for strikes.

SP | Mike Minor | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor will make his next scheduled start Thursday, June 7, on the road against the Miami Marlins after the rainout Friday, June 1. As mentioned earlier, he will be available out of the bullpen Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

SP | Randall Delgado | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Mike Minor will be skipped in the rotation after the team's game was rained out Friday, June 1. Minor and SP Randall Delgado will be available in the bullpen Saturday, June 2, and Sunday, June 3.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) gave up two runs, including a solo homer, in 5 1/3 innings with Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, May 31. "He's staying there, he's going to throw his bullpen there and throw again (Tuesday)," manager Bobby Valentine said. "The reports were much better. First inning home run, up to 94, sat at 91, had a good changeup. Worked quick with men on base, there were only a couple of men on base."

SP | Travis Blackley | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Travis Blackley will make the start Tuesday, June 5.

SP | Jeff Suppan | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres designated SP Jeff Suppan for assignment Friday, June 1. He went 2-3 with a 5.28 ERA in six starts this year.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris (hip) allowed four runs in the loss to the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, May 31. He allowed that same total over his five previous starts and 30 2/3 innings in the month of May. A hip flexor injury sapped him of the velocity on his fastball, which was down to 90 mph.

SP | Vin Mazzaro | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Vin Mazzaro will make the start against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, June 3.

SP | A.J. Burnett | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates are telling teams they'll likely be buyers at the trade deadline, but they would like to avoid trading SPs James McDonald, A.J. Burnett or even Erik Bedard for impact bats. Ps Charlie Morton, Kevin Correia, Jeff Karstens and Rudy Owens will be available, but it's unknown if they'll receive much in return for those arms.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox seem to be interested in trading for Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza.

SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
The New York Yankees prefer to trade for Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza over Milwaukee Brewers SPs Zack Greinke or Shaun Marcum. The Yanks aren't particularly interested in Cubs SP Ryan Dempster, either. A backup plan to Garza could be Houston Astros SP Wandy Rodriguez.

SP | Roberto Hernandez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Roberto Hernandez could return to the team by the All-Star break which runs July 9-12. Hernandez isn't expected to serve the eight-week suspension that Miami Marlins RP Juan Oviedo is serving for identification fraud. Hernandez will make only $2.5 million this year after he was originally set to make $7 million. He has reportedly been throwing bullpen sessions in the Dominican Republic.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Fernando Salas | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Fernando Salas (abdomen) passed a kidney stone shortly after he was demoted to Triple-A Memphis. He has dealt with abdominal pain since spring training and had an ultrasound for the issue. Manager Mike Matheny said Salas has felt better in outings after the pain cleared and shown increased velocity.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Marmol has allowed two walks and struck out four batters in three hitless innings since returning from the disabled list. Manager Dale Sveum emphatically said "No," when asked if Marmol was ready to close out games.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres CL Huston Street (lat) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, June 5, and P Matt Palmer will be designated for assignment.

RP | Marcos Mateo | Chicago Cubs | Injury,
Chicago Cubs P Marcos Mateo (elbow) had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Friday, June 1, and is out for the season.

RP | LaTroy Hawkins | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP LaTroy Hawkins (finger) allowed an earned run and two hits while recording two strikeouts in a minor-league rehab appearance Sunday, June 3, for Class A Inland Empire.

RP | Pedro Beato | New York Mets | Injury,
New York Mets RP Pedro Beato (shoulder) is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list as of Sunday, June 3, but manager Terry Collins said the pitcher is a victim of a 40-man roster crunch. Once Beato is activated, the team needs to clear a spot for him on the 40-man roster. For now, he will make at least a handful of minor-league rehab starts with Triple-A Buffalo while the team decides what to do or until a spot opens up.

RP | Ramon Ramirez | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Ramon Ramirez (hamstring) is active for the game Sunday, June 3, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He was injured in the celebration Friday, June 1, of SP Johan Santana's no-hitter, and he appeared headed for the 15-day disabled. In fact, P Robert Carson was en route from Triple-A Buffalo, but apparently not activated. Ramirez will meet with a doctor Monday, June 4, and he still might land on the DL, so Carson will stick around just in case.

RP | Sergio Romo | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo (knee) required a trainer visit Sunday, June 3, in his appearance against the Chicago Cubs. He is making his way back from a subluxed patella, or dislocated kneecap. Manager Bruce Bochy said after the game that he thinks Romo is fine.

RP | Craig Kimbrel | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves RP Craig Kimbrel pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Washington Nationals Sunday, June 3, to pick up his 16th save of the season. Kimbrel struck out all three batters he faced.

RP | Addison Reed | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Addison Reed (0-1) allowed two runs on three hits over 1 1/3 innings in a loss to the Seattle Mariners Saturday, June 2, with no walks and one strikeout.

RP | Tom Wilhelmsen | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen (2-1) allowed one hit over three scoreless innings and struck out four batters in a victory over the Chicago White Sox Saturday, June 2.

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman walked one and struck out three in one scoreless inning to earn his fifth save of the season Saturday, June 2, against the Houston Astros.

RP | Brian Duensing | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Brian Duensing (1-2) tossed two scoreless innings and recorded one strikeout in a victory over the Cleveland Indians Saturday, June 2.

RP | Matt Capps | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Matt Capps earned his 11th save of the season against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, June 2. He allowed one hit over one scoreless inning with two strikeouts.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks RP J.J. Putz earned his 12th save of the year against the San Diego Padres Saturday, June 2. He allowed one hit over one scoreless inning.

RP | Joe Thatcher | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Joe Thatcher (0-1) allowed one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning in a loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, June 2, with no walks and one strikeout.

RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins RP Heath Bell earned his 11th save of the season against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, June 2. He allowed one hit in one scoreless inning.

RP | Mike Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals have purchased the contract of RP Mike Gonzalez from Triple-A Syracuse. In corresponding moves, RP Ryan Perry was optioned to Syracuse and RP Drew Storen (elbow) has been moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Ernesto Frieri | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ernesto Frieri allowed a run Saturday, June 2, against the Texas Rangers, bringing to an end his streak of 13 1/3 scoreless innings.

RP | Joaquin Benoit | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers RP Joaquin Benoit (forearm) suffered forearm tightness during the seventh inning Saturday, June 2, against the New York Yankees, and did not come out for the eighth inning. His status will not be known until the morning of June 3. "I'm more worried about Benoit than I am anybody else right now," Tigers manager Jim Leyland said, "because when he threw that pitch that went up against the screen... he got some tightness there. It tightened up on him pretty badly. So that's the one that's got me concerned, because we've been pretty much snake-bitten."

RP | Stephen Pryor | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
The promotion of Seattle Mariners RP Stephen Pryor is not a reward for a job well done, but more due to necessity since the bullpen has struggled to get right-handed hitters out. General manager Jack Zduriencik said less than three weeks ago that he did not want to rush Pryor, who was recently promoted from Double-A to Triple-A. Pryor can hit 100 mph with his fastball on occasion, but he'll need to work on his command to have any staying power.

RP | Brad Lidge | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Brad Lidge (sports hernia) said Saturday, June 2, that he will make three minor-league rehab appearances next week for Class A Potomac.

RP | Daniel Schlereth | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers transferred RP Daniel Schlereth (shoulder) was transferred from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Saturday, June 2.

RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (shoulder) threw 25 pitches in a "controlled bullpen" session Friday, June 1, according to manager John Farrell. The skipper said it is unlikely Santos will face live hitters for at least one more week. Santos will throw again Monday, June 4.

RP | Rex Brothers | Colorado Rockies | Transaction,
The Colorado Rockies recalled RP Rex Brothers from Triple-A Colorado Springs Saturday, June 2, and optioned SP Carlos Torres in the corresponding move.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (knee) had an MRI Saturday, June 2, which revealed a bruised right knee/tibia. He is considered day to day, although he is unavailable for the game Saturday. Manager Bruce Bochy said he will go with either RPs Sergio Romo or Javier Lopez if a save situation arises. Bochy also mentioned RPs Jeremy Affeldt and Clay Hensley.

RP | George Sherrill | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners RP George Sherrill (elbow) has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Jose Contreras | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Phillies RP Jose Contreras (elbow) is expected to miss the rest of the season after tearing his ulnar collateral ligament and flexor tendon.

RP | Andrew Cashner | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres RP Andrew Cashner (3-3) threw one scoreless inning in a victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, June 1, with one walk and one strikeout.

RP | Michael Schwimer | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed RP Jose Contreras (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right elbow. In a corresponding move, RP Michael Schwimer has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RP Jonathan Broxton pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Oakland Athletics Friday, June 1, to pick up his 12th save of the season.

RP | Fernando Rodney | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Fernando Rodney pitched a scoreless two-thirds of an inning against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, June 1, to pick up his 17th save of the season.

RP | Jonathan Papelbon | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon picked up a five-out save Friday, June 1, against the Miami Marlins. He allowed a hit with one strikeout as he picked up his 15th save in the 25-pitch effort. Papelbon is 15-for-15 on save chances this season.

RP | Mark Prior | Boston Red Sox | Transaction,
The Boston Red Sox promoted RP Mark Prior to Triple-A Pawtucket Friday, June 1. He was clocked at 90-92 mph with his fastball in extended spring training, and he showed good improvement with his curveball over the past month.

RP | Jairo Asencio | Chicago Cubs | Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs claimed RP Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians Friday, June 1. Asencio will join the major league roster.

RP | Kyle Waldrop | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins activated RP Kyle Waldrop (elbow) from the disabled list Friday, June 1, and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester.

RP | Henry Rodriguez | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Henry Rodriguez (finger) doesn't think he'll be available Friday, June 1, after slamming his right index finger in a door.

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies are at least a month away from become sellers during the trade deadline, but if they fall significantly out of contention, 2B Marco Scutaro, RP Rafael Betancourt and SP Jeremy Guthrie are expected to be dangled on the market.

RP | Michael Bowden | Chicago Cubs | Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs designated P Michael Bowden for assignment Friday, June 1. Bowden was sporting a 7.45 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP in 10 appearances.

RP | Juan Cruz | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed SP Charlie Morton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation Friday, June 1, and activated RP Juan Cruz from the restricted list in a corresponding move.

RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees will keep RP Rafael Soriano in the closer role when RP David Robertson (oblique) returns from the disabled list, according to people familiar with the team's thinking. Soriano is perfect in six save chances with an ERA of 1.96. "He didn't look quite as comfortable closing games," one scout said of Robertson.

Facebook Twitter Google +

About KFFL Staff

KFFL, part of USA TODAY Sports, has been turning fantasy sports players into winners since 1996!

We are your one stop for all of your fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, hockey and basketball needs all year long.


Don't miss these great reports....

What do you think? Sound off!



Recent KFFL releases