Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 7, 2012 @ 08:50:49 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Bryan LaHair is out of the lineup Thursday, June 7.

1B | Paul Goldschmidt | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt homered and drove in three runs while extending his hitting streak to 14 games Wednesday, June 6.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto extended his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday, June 6.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche hit a home run and drove in four runs Wednesday, June 6.

1B | Prince Fielder | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 1B Prince Fielder extended his hitting streak to 13 games Wednesday, June 6.

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (finger) is wearing a splint on his finger, and he will have X-rays on the left index finger Thursday, June 7.

1B | Lyle Overbay | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed 1B Lyle Overbay on the paternity list Wednesday, June 6, and they recalled OF A.J. Pollock from Triple-A Reno to take his roster spot.

1B | Kila Ka'aihue | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics 1B Kila Ka'aihue left the O.co Coliseum without comment Wednesday, June 6, after being designated for assignment. The timing is awful, as his wife is due to give birth to twins soon. OF Brandon Moss, who replaces Ka'aihue, had an out clause in his contract June 15, which manager Bob Melvin said is one reason for the move.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia predicted Wednesday, June 6, that he will use 1B Kendrys Morales at first base and 1B Albert Pujols at third base in at least two of the six interleague games in National League parks against the Colorado Rockies and Los Angeles Dodgers.

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (wrist) said he hopes to be in the starting lineup Thursday, June 7, but is not sure if he will be ready.

1B | Jim Thome | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Jim Thome (back) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned IF Peter Orr to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

1B | Ryan Ripken | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles drafted 1B Ryan Ripken in the 20th round of the First-Year Player Draft. He is the son of Hall of Fame SS Cal Ripken.

1B | Brandon Allen | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction
Tampa Bay Rays 1B Brandon Allen (quadriceps) was activated from the 15-day disabled list and designated for assignment.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (Achilles') went 2-for-4 with two singles and a walk and 2B Chase Utley (knees) went 2-for-5 with a double and homer in extended spring training Wednesday, June 6.


Second Baseman

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (concussion) has the day off at Triple-A Norfolk Thursday, June 7.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) might be able to resume playing in the field during rehab games as soon as next week.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano (forearm) is in the lineup Wednesday, June 6.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips went 0-for-5 with a career-high four strikeouts Tuesday, June 5.


Shortstop

SS | Freddy Galvis | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Freddy Galvis (back) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a lower back strain. IF Michael Martinez was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

SS | Marwin Gonzalez | Houston Astros | Injury
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez (heel) left the game Wednesday, June 6, with a bruised right heel.

SS | Jose Reyes | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SS Jose Reyes' hit streak ended at 15 games Wednesday, June 6.

SS | Kris Negron | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds recalled IF/OF Kris Negron from Triple-A Louisville and optioned IF Mike Costanzo to Louisville.

SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks could look to trade SS Stephen Drew (ankle) if/when he returns from the disabled list and establishes he's healthy.


Third Baseman

3B | Mark DeRosa | Washington Nationals | Injury
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals INF/OF Mark DeRosa (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment Thursday, June 7.

3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco (finger) is out of the lineup Thursday, June 7.

3B | Kyle Seager | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 3B Kyle Seager drove in four runs Wednesday, June 6.

3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (wrist) was out of the lineup again Wednesday, June 6.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona diamondbacks are considered a "long, long shot" to land Boston Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis via trade, according to a source. The Diamondbacks are believed to have an interest, but financial reasons likely make the deal unlikely.

3B | Matt Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (oblique) has advanced to baseball activities in St. Louis, and he will take batting practice on the field Thursday, June 7. Barring any setbacks, he might head out for a minor-league rehab assignment shortly.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones (calf) had stitches removed from his leg Wednesday, June 6, and was able run sprints and take batting practice. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said there is a chance Jones could start a rehab assignment this weekend.

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Cincinnati Reds 3B Scott Rolen (shoulder) took batting practice before the team's game Wednesday, June 6, and said he felt good.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the team hopes 3B Pablo Sandoval (hand) can come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, June 12.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) said he is close to start a rehab assignment and hopes to return to the team around of the middle of June.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (quadriceps) is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 6. He has missed three straight games because of a quadriceps strain.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 6, as expected.


Catcher

C | Carlos Maldonado | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals placed C Carlos Maldonado (back) on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 6, due to a back injury. The team recalled 1B Tyler Moore from Triple-A Syracuse to take his roster spot.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins remain optimistic that C Joe Mauer (thumb) will be able to avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list. He will be re-evaluated Friday, June 8.

C | Taylor Teagarden | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Taylor Teagarden (back) is expected to start hitting Thursday, June 7.

C | Stryker Trahan | Arizona Diamondbacks | Draft
The Arizona Diamondbacks are close to an agreement with C Stryker Trahan, the team's first-round pick in the 2012 MLB Draft. Trahan is expected to take batting practice at Chase Field Friday, June 8.

C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta (wrist) will throw to bases Thursday, June 7. It is the last step before he is cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment this weekend with one of the club's affiliates.

C | Eliezer Alfonzo | free agent | Transaction
The Colorado Rockies released C Eliezer Alfonzo.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list. C Omir Santos was designated for assignment. They purchased the contract of C Bryan Holaday from Triple-A Toledo and recalled P Jose Ortega from Toledo.

C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
ESPN's Buster Olney said on the Scott Van Pelt Show that the Detroit Tigers are optimistic DH Victor Martinez (knee) can return in August.


Outfielder

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier and C A.J. Ellis are out of the lineup Thursday, June 7.

OF | Michael Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders hit .487 with two homers and five RBIs during the team's recent nine-game road trip. He raised his average from .224 to .277.

OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham extended his hitting streak to 10 games Wednesday, June 6.

OF | Rajai Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two stolen bases Wednesday, June 6.

OF | Logan Morrison | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Logan Morrison is hitting .368 in day games and .142 at night this season.

OF | Austin Kearns | Miami Marlins | Injury
Miami Marlins OF Austin Kearns (hamstring, elbow) was hit by a pitch on the elbow in his rehab game Wednesday, June 6, which may delay his return.

OF | Michael Brantley | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Brantley hit a three-run homer to extend his hitting streak to 14 games Wednesday, June 6.

OF | Victor Roache | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Victor Roache said in a radio interview Wednesday, June 6, that he is traveling to Wisconsin to take a physical to sign his contract Thursday, June 7. He was taken 28th overall in the first round of the 2012 MLB Draft.

OF | Kosuke Fukudome | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Kosuke Fukudome (back) remains sidelined, and he might be placed on the 15-day disabled list soon if he doesn't show any signs of improvement.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (oblique) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo Thursday, June 7.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (neck) has yet to resume baseball activities. "He's about the same today," manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday, June 6. "He's stepped up some of his exercises. He's just got one little spot that he's still got some tingling in. They've got to get rid of that first."

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game Wednesday, June 6. He is not dealing with any sort of injury. "Me and Gibby have never had any bad blood and I don't think there's any now," Upton said.

OF | Jorge Soler | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs attended a workout for Cuban free-agent OF Jorge Soler Wednesday, June 6. The Cubs were one of several clubs with representation.

OF | Rick Ankiel | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson might have an opportunity to use OFs Rick Ankiel or Roger Bernadina in the outfield during interleague play in American League parks. Johnson is expected to shift OF Mike Morse to the designated hitter role, opening up at-bats in the outfield. Ankiel and Bernadina have both been moved to reserve roles thanks to the emergence of OFs Bryce Harper and Steve Lombardozzi.

OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Torii Hunter is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 6, but he is healthy. Hunter missed two weeks due to a personal issue and he said he is "still trying to get my timing down."

OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Drew Stubbs (side) will miss a few days because of a side injury but hopes to avoid the 15-day disabled list. Manager Dusty Baker said the injury is near the oblique muscle but is not the muscle affected.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 6.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Jordan Schafer (illness) is out of the lineup Wednesday, June 6.

OF | Johnny Damon | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
Cleveland Indians OF Johnny Damon was activated from the paternity list, and C Luke Carlin was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

OF | Jason Bay | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay is active, but he isn't in the starting lineup Wednesday, June 6.

OF | Tate Matheny | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals drafted OF Tate Matheny in the 23rd round of the First-Year Player Draft. Matheny, the son of manager Mike Matheny, is expected to attend Missouri State University.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Trevor Bauer | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team isn't necessarily looking for a way to call up top prospect SP Trevor Bauer. "Those things kind of work themselves out," Towers said. "He's pretty much done everything he probably could do at Double-A and Triple-A and he's been very successful at it. Sometimes you've just got to wait your turn, wait for that opportunity… I don't want to bring him up into the bullpen."

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon allowed five hits and a walk while fanning five in eight shutout innings to beat the Texas Rangers Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke allowed two hits and two walks while striking out 12 in seven shutout innings to beat the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow allowed two hits and two walks while striking out five in his complete-game shutout over the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris allowed four runs in six innings but fanned 12 in his loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Randall Delgado | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Randall Delgado allowed a run on two hits and a walk while fanning seven in 6 1/3 innings in his win over the Miami Marlins Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Josh Johnson | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Josh Johnson allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out nine in 7 2/3 innings in his loss to the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, June 6.

SP | Edwin Jackson | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Edwin Jackson allowed two earned runs on three hits in seven innings to beat the New York Mets Wednesday, June 6. It was his first win since April 14, as he was 0-3 with a 3.33 ERA in his last eight starts.

SP | Kyle Gibson | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Kyle Gibson (elbow), making his way back from Tommy John surgery, threw a bullpen session from the base of the mound Monday, June 4, for the first time since his surgery in September. He posted on his official Twitter account Wednesday, June 6, that he threw 15 pitches from the mound Wednesday, June 6. Gibson is expected to throw 20 pitches from a mound Friday, June 8, and then 30 pitches from the mound Monday, June 11. The team is targeting a return to game action sometime in August.

SP | Armando Galarraga | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Armando Galarraga allowed one run in four innings Wednesday, June 6, for Class A Lexington in his organizational debut. Galarraga is expected to join the rotation with Triple-A Oklahoma City soon.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (elbow, hip, shoulder) returned to Missouri for the second time during the current road trip to have another round of exams with team doctors to determine what is ailing him. Garcia spent last weekend in St. Louis receiving treatment for irritation in his left elbow. Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday, June 6, that Garcia will have tests of his elbow again, his left shoulder, and his hip. General manager Mike Mozeliak said it is "highly unlikely" that Garcia will make his next scheduled start Sunday, June 10.

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (groin) left his start Wednesday, June 6, in the first inning against he Minnesota Twins due to a strained right groin.

SP | Jeff Francis | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies have agreed in principle to a deal with free-agent SP Jeff Francis (Reds), according to a source. Francis might be plugged into the starting rotation as soon as this weekend.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (virus) will make his scheduled start Sunday, June 10, against the San Francisco Giants. Holland reportedly lost 10 to 15 pounds due to a bout with a stomach virus recently.

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez (back) was able to play catch Wednesday, June 6, without incident, and he flashed the thumbs up sign to manager Eric Wedge afterward. Hernandez is pushing to make his next scheduled start Sunday, June 10, while the club is leaning toward Tuesday, June 12.

SP | Ervin Santana | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia quickly shot down the idea of SP Ervin Santana being sent to the bullpen once SP Jered Weaver (back) is healthy enough to come back from the 15-day disabled list. "We're not contemplating anything like that," Scioscia responded when asked.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (back) was able to play extended long-toss up to 300 feet Wednesday, June 6. It appears he is likely to return from the 15-day disabled list when eligible, although no official word has come from manager Mike Scioscia or general manager Jerry Dipoto.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, June 6, and felt good after the session. He is expected to begin a rehab assignment next week.

SP | Jamie Moyer | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Orioles have agreed to terms with free-agent SP Jamie Moyer (Rockies). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. He is scheduled to start for Triple-A Norfolk Saturday, June 9.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles have activated SP Zach Britton (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list and have optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

SP | Daryl Thompson | free agent | Transaction
The Minnesota Twins released SP Daryl Thompson and RP Brad Thompson.

SP | Chris Schwinden | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians claimed P Chris Schwinden off waivers from the Toronto Blue Jays and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) is slated to come off the disabled list and start Saturday, June 9.

SP | Chris Young | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Jason Bay (rib) and RP Pedro Beato (shoulder) were activated from the 15-day disabled list. SP Chris Young was placed on the paternity least, and IF Josh Satin was designated for assignment.

SP | Jeff Suppan | free agent | Transaction
San Diego Padres SP Jeff Suppan rejected his minor league assignment and elected free agency.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers CL Kenley Jansen has pitched three days in a row and could sit out Thursday, June 7.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees RP David Robertson (oblique) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

RP | Sergio Romo | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants RP Sergio Romo picked up his third save with a perfect inning and two strikeouts Wednesday, June 6.

RP | Matt Lindstrom | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Matt Lindstrom (finger) threw from 120 feet Wednesday, June 6, at extended spring training, but he has yet to resume throwing from a mound.

RP | Andrew Carignan | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, there is a possibility that Oakland Athletics RP Andrew Carignan (elbow) might need Tommy John surgery. However, he hasn't even had an MRI exam yet.

RP | Scott Feldman | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Scott Feldman will take his scheduled turn in the rotation Saturday, June 9, against the San Francisco Giants. There had been internal discussions about using another option in place of the struggling Feldman.

RP | Brad Lidge | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Brad Lidge (hernia) struck out two batters in a scoreless inning of work in a minor-league rehab appearance with Class A Potomac Wednesday, June 6.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera (knee) said he scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, June 12, to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament. He expects to be ready for the start of the 2013 season.

RP | Blake Parker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction
Chicago Cubs RP Blake Parker (elbow) was put on the 60-day disabled list with a right elbow stress reaction. He can't pick up a baseball for 30 days and will treat it like a stress fracture.

RP | Manuel Corpas | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs purchased the contract of RP Manuel Corpas from Triple-A Iowa.

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