1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez was hitless in two at-bats with a walk, an RBI and a strikeout Monday, June 11, against the Miami Marlins. Gonzalez has just six hits over his past 27 at-bats (.222). He was able to end a 103 plate appearance streak without a walk, the longest drought of his career.
1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols will be back at third base Tuesday, June 12, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, according to manager Mike Scioscia. Pujols was starting at first base Monday, June 11, in the interleague series opener.
1B | Derrek Lee | free agent | Free Agents
Free-agent 1B Derrek Lee (Pirates) is still open to signing with a team if it was the right situation for him.
1B | Keon Barnum | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox signed supplemental first-round draft pick 1B Keon Barnum to a deal with a $950,000 signing bonus. The assigned value for his No. 48 overall slot is $1,052,500.
1B | Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo had his fifth two-homer game at Triple-A Iowa Sunday, June 10. He is hitting .363 with 20 homers in 58 games.
2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (knee) has been throwing, and he hit off a tee Monday, June 11. Ellis might begin hitting in groups during batting practice by the end of the week.
2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (knee) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater Tuesday, June 12.
2B | Omar Infante | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins 2B Omar Infante is out of the lineup Monday, June 11.
2B | Adrian Marin | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles signed third-round draft pick 2B Adrian Marin to a deal that includes a $481,100 signing bonus.
2B | Joey DeMichele | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox signed third-round draft pick 2B Joey DeMichele to a deal with a $400,000 signing bonus.
2B | Micah Johnson | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox signed ninth-round pick 2B Micah Johnson to a deal that includes a $127,600 bonus.
SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera planned to re-join his teammates in Seattle Tuesday, June 12, after his domestic violence trial was abruptly canceled Monday, June 11, in Arizona. Prosecutors dismissed the case against him.
SS | Justin Sellers | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers INF Justin Sellers (back) is still lacking strength in his right side. He has been sidelined since May 23 due to a bulging disc in his back. "It sounds like that will take a little time," manager Don Mattingly said.
SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Jose Iglesias (back) will remain sidelined at least seven to 10 more days for Triple-A Pawtucket due to lower back soreness. He was able to take grounders off to the side Monday, June 11. "The big part is going to come when he starts swinging a bat," Pawtucket manager Arnie Beyeler said. "He's moving around. He's been on the bike. He's running. He's throwing."
SS | Eric Stamets | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed sixth-round draft pick SS Eric Stamets to a deal with a $169,900 bonus.
3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco (wrist) visited with a doctor and took batting practice Monday, June 11. He could return to the lineup Tuesday, June 12.
3B | Juan Uribe | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers have activated 3B Juan Uribe (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned OF Alex Castellanos to Triple-A Albuquerque.
3B | Mitch Nay | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed supplemental draft choices 3B Mitch Nay and P Tyler Gonzales. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell said the team will consider playing 3B Edwin Encarnacion in left field again when they go to National League parks during interleague play later this season.
3B | Jack Hannahan | Cleveland Indians | Injury
Cleveland Indians 3B Jack Hannahan (calf) will go to Triple-A Columbus for a rehab assignment Monday, June 11.
C | Jorge Fernandez | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins reached agreements with several of their selections from the 2012 MLB Draft Monday, June 11. Second-round pick P J.T. Chargois, fifth-round pick P Tyler Duffey, C Jorge Fernandez, and eight-round pick P Christian Powell have all agreed to terms. The club also signed third-round pick OF Adam Brett Walker II for $490,400.
C | Miguel Perez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent C Miguel Perez (Nationals) to a minor league deal.
C | Kevin Plawecki | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets signed supplemental first-round pick C Kevin Plawecki to a deal with a $1.4 million signing bonus.
OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to five-year extension with OF Andre Ethier worth $85 million. It includes a $17.5 million vesting option that would make the deal worth more than $100 million.
OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout hit his sixth homer of the season and stole two bags to give him 15 on the season Monday, June 11.
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) took batting practice Monday, June 11.
OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (back) went 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI Monday, June 11, against the Toronto Blue Jays in his return to the lineup.
OF | Byron Buxton | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Draft,
The Minnesota Twins reached an agreement with first-round pick OF Byron Buxton Monday, June 11, pending a physical. Terms of the deal were undisclosed. Buxton is expected to begin his pro career with the team's rookie league team in Fort Myers, Fla., with a chance to advance to Elizabethton, Tenn., of the Appalachian League.
OF | Roger Bernadina | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Monday, June 11, that the hamstring strain for OF Roger Bernadina (hamstring) is believed to be "not severe." Bernadina will be re-evaluated Tuesday, June 12.
OF | Travis Snider | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Travis Snider (wrist) continues to work his way back from a wrist injury with Class A Dunedin. He might be ready for a rehab assignment by the middle of the week. Manager John Farrell said Monday, June 11, that the initial plan calls for Snider to be re-assessed this weekend.
OF | Raul Ibanez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Raul Ibanez crushed a second-inning home run into the right-field seats Tuesday, June 11, against the Atlanta Braves. It was his 10th home run of the season. No 40-year-old has ever hit as many as 10 homers in a season for the Yankees.
OF | Scott Podsednik | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Scott Podsednik went 3-for-4 with a run scored and stolen base Monday, June 11, against the Miami Marlins. Podsednik accounted for three of his team's five hits in the loss.
OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) could need surgery on his strained right elbow that would delay his return until after the All-Star break. He's visiting with Dr. James Andrew Monday, June 11, and will see Dr. Timothy Kremchek Thursday, June 14.
OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava (hand) is still a day or two from returning to the lineup.
OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (shoulder) has taken soft toss in a batting cage the last three days but has not hit on the field at this point.
OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford (elbow) has been throwing from 40 feet but does not think he will be ready to play in games for another week or two. He is scheduled to go to the team's spring training facility to continue his rehab.
OF | Cody Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Cody Ross (foot) will begin a rehab assignment for Triple-A Pawtucket this week. The team is hoping Ross will be able to come off the disabled list next week.
OF | Emilio Bonifacio | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Emilio Bonifacio (thumb) will have the stitches removed from his surgically repaired thumb. He will start therapy to begin regaining strength in the thumb but is still expected to miss two to four more weeks. He has not been able to do any baseball activities but has been running to stay in shape.
OF | D.J. Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed first-round draft choice OF D.J. Davis. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
OF | Torii Hunter | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OFs Mike Trout and Torii Hunter were named American League co-Players of the Week.
OF | Jorge Soler | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating earlier reports, the Chicago Cubs have agreed with OF Jorge Soler on a nine-year deal worth around $30 million.
OF | Wil Myers | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals are in no hurry to call up SP Jake Odorizzi and OF Wil Myers, who are on fire at Triple-A Omaha. General manager Dayton Moore acknowledged both could be called up this season, though.
OF | Jason Repko | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox OF Jason Repko (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment at Class A Salem Monday, June 11.
SP | Danny Hultzen | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen has allowed two runs on 19 hits, 12 walks while fanning 41 in 39 2/3 innings in his last six Double-A starts.
SP | Edwin Jackson | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Edwin Jackson allowed two runs, three hits and three walks with three strikeouts over eight innings in a win Monday, June 11, against Toronto Blue Jays. Jackson improved to 4-0 in his past seven starts against the Blue Jays dating back to July 30, 2008. He had gone eight straight starts without a victory before beating the New York Mets in his last outing.
SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday, June 11, that there is no new news on SP Ted Lilly (shoulder). "Today is status quo," Mattingly said. "It doesn't seem like there has been much change."
SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell said Monday, June 11, that SP Brandon Morrow (oblique) might have suffered a severe injury during his start against the Washington Nationals. "We'll get a better read on his condition after further tests are done tomorrow, but I think at this point, it's safe to say it's probably substantial in terms of what he's dealing with right now," said Farrell.
SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova allowed five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a win Monday, June 11, against the Atlanta Braves. Nova entered the game 0-for-4 with four strikeouts, but he also collected his first career hit in the first inning.
SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett allowed four earned runs, six hits and a walk over seven innings in a loss Monday, June 11, against the Miami Marlins. Beckett was working against the Marlins for the first time in his career. He starred for the team during its magical championship run in 2003.
SP | Josh Johnson | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Josh Johnson allowed just one earned run, four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over seven innings in a win Monday, June 11, against the Boston Red Sox. He outdueled former teammate SP Josh Beckett.
SP | Randall Delgado | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Randall Delgado allowed three earned runs, five hits and six walks over five innings in a loss Monday, June 11, against the New York Yankees. Delgado threw just 58 of his 110 pitches for strikes.
SP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox P Daniel Bard allowed an earned run, hit and walk with two strikeouts in his inning of work for Triple-A Pawtucket Monday, June 11.
SP | Julio Teheran | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran made a spot start Sunday, June 10, before returning to Triple-A Gwinnett. During his start, he was so-so, but Teheran's curveball stuck out for manager Fredi Gonzalez. "I thought last year, at times, he was just a two-pitch pitcher - fastball, and then the changeup would be his second-best pitch," Gonzalez said. "But I saw some really good curveballs yesterday. I really, really did."
SP | Tommy Hanson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tommy Hanson is likely to start Friday, June 15, against the Baltimore Orioles on one extra day of rest.
SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves plan to give SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) extra days to rest before his next scheduled start due to some discomfort he recently felt near his right elbow. Beachy's scheduled turn was supposed to be Wednesday, June 13, but SP Tim Hudson (ankle) was moved to that spot. The team appears to be leaning toward using him Saturday, June 16, against the Baltimore Orioles, giving him seven days of rest between starts.
SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the Atlanta Braves announced SP Tim Hudson (ankle) will make his next scheduled start Wednesday, June 13, against the New York Yankees.
SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (back) was able to throw from the front of the mound Monday, June 11. He is expected to throw a full bullpen session Tuesday, June 12, and then a simulated game before the end of the week.
SP | Carlos Zambrano | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Carlos Zambrano (back) said his stiff lower back was feeling better Monday, June 11.
SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte's (hand) swollen left hand isn't expected to keep him from starting against the Washington Nationals Saturday, June 16. X-rays showed only a bruise on his hand, and he'll throw a bullpen Wednesday, June 13. "I don't think it will be any problem at all," said the veteran, who had his left hand wrapped in the clubhouse after Sunday's game. "As soon as the swelling gets out, it's going to be fine."
SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito worked with pitching expert Tom House during the offseason to improve his delivery. He worked on a pitching motion that has a slightly more bent front leg which should help generate more arm speed. Pitching coach Dave Righetti said he can see Zito is more comfortable on the mound this season when it trouble and has noticed Zito is throwing a better changeup and a tighter curveball. Zito also said he has stopped worrying about things he could not control during games and is just focusing on each at-bat.
SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said the team will be giving SP Dillon Gee an extra day of rest before his next scheduled start. Gee has been pitching on four days of rest since May 15 and said his arm felt dead after his start Saturday, June 9.
SP | Aaron Cook | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox SP Aaron Cook (knee) will make a rehab start for Single-A Lowell Wednesday, June 13.
SP | Scott Diamond | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond has a 1.61 ERA currently, which is the best among pitchers in the league with at least 40 innings thrown. "His mechanics are solid," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "He's not really getting out of whack mechanically. His arm slot is about the same. His pitches are going down. He's locating his fastball so much more now, in and out, and working the count. It's just a maturing process of a pitcher."
SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Zach Britton (shoulder) said he's fully healthy, and he had a 0.75 ERA in two rehab starts with Double-A Bowie. "I'm feeling good. I definitely feel like I'm starting to get stronger. My arm is getting back in its natural slot, especially yesterday. I was definitely getting back to where I should be with my arm slot. And the strength in it is good. It's better each time out. It's just a slow progression. Obviously, I'd like it to be quicker, but I have to take slow baby steps right now," Britton said.
SP | Liam Hendriks | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Liam Hendriks is likely to come up to start Saturday, June 16. He is 5-0 with a 1.94 ERA and 42 strikeouts in 46 1/3 innings at Triple-A Rochester.
SP | Dustin McGowan | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury
Toronto Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) continues to feel tightness and discomfort in his shoulder. There is no timetable for his return.
RP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia was shifted to the bullpen at Triple-A Buffalo in anticipation of a call-up in that role this season.
RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano (blister) was unavailable Monday, June 11, against the Atlanta Braves due to a blister on his right index finger. Manager Joe Girardi said he expects Soriano to be available Tuesday, June 12.
RP | Javy Guerra | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Javy Guerra (knee) has been going through strength work for the past few days, and he has already started to play catch. Guerra might return to the field by the end of the week.
RP | Aaron Laffey | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled Ps Evan Crawford and Aaron Laffey from Triple-A Las Vegas Monday, June 11, and they optioned P Chad Beck in a corresponding move.
RP | Boone Logan | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano did not enter the game Monday, June 11, against the Atlanta Braves despite a save opportunity. He had worked the past two days, so perhaps he was just being rested. There is no official word from manager Joe Girardi. RP Cory Wade recorded the first out, and RP Boone Logan picked up the final two outs. Neither was credited with a save with a 3-0 lead.
RP | Mark Melancon | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Mark Melancon worked a 1-2-3 eighth inning Monday, June 11, against the Miami Marlins. He had been in Triple-A since April 18, and he still sports a 33.00 ERA.
RP | Heath Bell | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins RP Heath Bell allowed a leadoff walk Monday, June 11, against the Boston Red Sox, but he settled down to strike out the side and record his 13th save. After blowing four of his first seven save opportunities, Bell has now successfully converted 10 straight chances.
RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP David Robertson (oblique) will have at least one more outing with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, June 12, and he could rejoin the bullpen this weekend against the Washington Nationals. He tossed a perfect inning Sunday, June 10, throwing eight of his 11 pitches for strikes.
RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen (elbow) threw off the mound Monday, June 11, for the second time since undergoing elbow surgery. Storen threw off the mound Friday, June 8, as well.
RP | Kyle Farnsworth | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth (elbow) will start his rehab assignment Monday, June 11, and he could return to the team by July 1.
RP | Willie Eyre | free agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles have released RP Willie Eyre.
RP | Rich Hill | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox RP Rich Hill (elbow) has been diagnosed with a strained flexor in his left elbow. He will be out for at least one month.
RP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando's (groin) MRI results won't be released until Tuesday, June 12.
RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays CL Sergio Santos (shoulder) suffered a setback last week when he felt renewed discomfort in his right shoulder. He had his bullpen session canceled Saturday, June 9.
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