1B | Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo can accrue 100 days of service time before the end of the season. He tallied 68 days last season, which would make him fall short of the 172 days of service time needed to qualify for Super Two status following the 2013 season. The team will control him through the 2018 season.
1B | Nick Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles DH Nick Johnson (wrist) left the game with an injured right wrist Wednesday, June 27.
1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau is 7-for-73 (.096) against left-handers this season.
1B | Ryan Ripken | Baltimore Orioles | Draft
Baltimore Orioles 1B Ryan Ripken, son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr., informed the team he will honor his scholarship and play at the University of South Carolina. C Wade Wass, a 13th-round pick out of Meridian Junior College, will also head to school at the University of Alabama.
1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scouted Chicago Cubs 1B Bryan LaHair, and they have concerns about his defense.
1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 1B Chris Davis went 1-for-4 with a run scored and two strikeouts Wednesday, June 27, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. However, with the hit, he was able to snap an ugly 0-for-29 slide.
1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (Achilles') will start his rehab assignment with Single-A Lakewood as the designated hitter Thursday, June 28.
1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn went 3-for-5 with one home run and four RBIs against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, June 27.
1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez went 2-for-5 with three RBIs against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, June 27.
1B | James Loney | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B James Loney is sitting for the third straight game and second straight game against a right-handed pitcher Wednesday, June 27. He is hitless in his last 18 at-bats and has one RBI in his last 29 at-bats. Loney has only one home run in his last 168 at-bats, none in his last 84 and only two on the year.
2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley and C Carlos Ruiz are out of the lineup Thursday, June 28.
2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (hamstring) missed his third straight game Wednesday, June 27.
2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (leg) will run the bases Thursday, June 28, and could go to Class A Rancho Cucamonga for a rehab assignment Saturday, June 30.
2B | Marco Scutaro | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 2B Marco Scutaro (head) was back in the lineup Wednesday, June 27, against the Washington Nationals. He went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBIs in the return.
2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 2B Brandon Phillips (head) has a headache after being hit in the head Wednesday, June 27, and was woozy after the game. However, he will attempt to play Thursday, June 28.
2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano went 3-for-4 with one home run and two RBIs against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, June 27.
2B | Jemile Weeks | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Jemile Weeks is taking the day off Wednesday, June 27, to rest the leg soreness he's battled recently.
2B | Rickie Weeks | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks hit a two-run homer in a winning effort Wednesday, June 27, his first home run since May 26. He is now 11-for-20 with two dingers in his career against Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey.
2B | Michael Martinez | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies activated 2B Chase Utley (knees) from the disabled list Wednesday, June 27, and optioned INF Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.
2B | Andrew Parrino | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres optioned 2B Andrew Parrino to Triple-A Tucson Tuesday, June 26.
2B | Brooks Conrad | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays INF Brooks Conrad is hitting cleanup Wednesday, June 27.
SS | Tzu-Wei Lin | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox signed Taiwanese SS Tzu-Wei Lin to a deal that includes a $2.05 million bonus.
SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar's 11-game hitting streak ended Wednesday, June 27.
SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart snapped an 0-for-19 slump with a single Wednesday, June 27.
SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed SP Dan Hudson (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list with right forearm tightness Wednesday, June 27. In corresponding moves, the team activated SS Stephen Drew (ankle) from the DL, called up SP Patrick Corbin and optioned RP Jonathan Albaladejo.
SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez is hitting .382 (21-for-55) in his last 16 games.
SS | Oscar Tejeda | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates claimed INF Oscar Tejeda off waivers from the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, June 27. Tejeda will report to Double-A Altoona.
3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones hit his 460th career homer Wednesday, June 27. "I've finally got my swing right," said Jones. "I'm feeling good. I've got some confidence."
3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright, 1B Ike Davis, OF Scott Hairston and 2B Daniel Murphy each drove in at least four runs in a 17-1 shellacking over the Chicago Cubs Wednesday, June 27. The latter three hit home runs, Murphy had two homers, and Wright drove in five runs in the game.
3B | Nick Castellanos | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers will have three prospects in the All-Star Futures Game for the first time, as C Rob Brantly was added to the United States roster Wednesday, June 27. He joins 3B Nick Castellanos and P Bruce Rondon in the game to be played in Kansas City July 8. Castellanos and Rondon are currently at Double-A Erie, while Brantly was recently promoted to Triple-A Toledo.
3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Eric Chavez went 2-for-3 with three RBIs against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, June 27.
3B | Nolan Arenado | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said 3B Nolan Arenado will likely finish the Double-A Tulsa's season before being recalled to the majors. "Nolan Arenado's maturity level has not yet reached his talent level," O'Dowd said. "He will probably finish the season at Double-A, unless there are injuries or other circumstances."
C | Mike McKenry | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Mike McKenry homered and drove in a career-high four runs Wednesday, June 27.
C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (knee) was back in the lineup Wednesday, June 27, but manager Jim Leyland will rest his catcher Friday, June 29, against Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price, a left-handed pitcher. There is no word if Leyland will stick with Avila Thursday, June 28, in the series opener against the Rays and SP James Shields.
C | Drew Longley | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Tigers agreed to terms with ninth-round draft pick OF Jake Stewart, as well as P Josh Turley, a 16th round selection. The club also agreed with C Drew Longley, a non-drafted free-agent from the University of South Florida.
C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Victor Martinez (knee) will undergo an MRI exam to check his progress from knee surgery Thursday, June 28, and it'll give the team a clearer indication of when Martinez can return later this year. "This is not an earth-shattering MRI," said trainer Kevin Rand. "This is an MRI to assess where he is from a healing perspective. It's not one that will tell you when he's ready to go play."
C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta (forearm) won't resume throwing for another couple of days.
C | Carlos Santana | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (back, rib cage) was dealing with back tightness Wednesday, June 27, and was pinch hit for in the ninth inning. He's also been dealing with rib cage problems.
C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina is taking the day off Wednesday, June 27.
C | Ramon Hernandez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Ramon Hernandez (hand) took 30 swings off a tee Tuesday, June 26, and he is not feeling any pain in his left hand.
C | Humberto Quintero | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
Kansas City Royals C Humberto Quintero was designated for assignment.
OF | Corey Brown | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Corey Brown has a 15-game hitting streak at Triple-A Syracuse.
OF | Travis Buck | Houston Astros | Transaction
Houston Astros OF Travis Buck was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton went 0-for-4 with four K's Wednesday, June 27. He's hitting .167 in his last 10 games.
OF | David Murphy | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF David Murphy had four hits, including two homers, and five RBIs Wednesday, June 27.
OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim DH Kendrys Morales, OF Torii Hunter and OF Mike Trout had big games Wednesday, June 27. Morales had three hits and four RBIs, Hunter had a homer and four runs scored, and Trout had four hits on the night.
OF | Yasel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox are believed to be interested in Cuban free-agent OF Yasel Puig. The player's agent is hopeful of working out a deal with a major league team before July 2, when MLB will institute signing limits for international players.
OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, run scored and RBI Wednesday, June 27, against the Washington Nationals. Fowler has hit safely in eight consecutive games.
OF | Tyler Colvin | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Tyler Colvin went 2-for-5 with a double, run scored and RBI Wednesday, June 27, against the Washington Nationals. Colvin is hitting .306 with six home runs at Coors Field this season.
OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and walk Wednesday, June 27, against the Washington Nationals. Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to 16 games at Coors Field. He is 31-for-69 (.449) with seven doubles, seven home runs and 16 RBIs during the impressive stretch at home.
OF | Luke Scott | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned SP Chris Archer to Triple-A Durham Wednesday, June 27, to make room for the return of OF Luke Scott (back) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 28.
OF | Brennan Boesch | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Brennan Boesch was dropped from sixth to eighth in manager Jim Leyland's batting order Wednesday, June 27, against the Texas Rangers. Boesch entered the game with just four hits over his past 37 at-bats since a four-hit game June 13. Before that huge game, he also went through a 2-for-38 stretch.
OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (hand) is expected to take some dry swings with a fungo bat Friday, June 29.
OF | L.J. Hoes | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF L.J. Hoes has a .275/.330/.407 slash line with five doubles, two triples, a home run and eight RBIs over his past 24 games for Triple-A Norfolk. When teams inquire about trades, Hoes is reportedly one name that frequently comes up.
OF | Scott Beerer | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Scott Beerer (wrist) is still on the disabled list with Triple-A Norfolk. He is making his way back from surgery to remove a broken hamate bone in his right wrist May 4. He had played in an extended spring game, but he aggravated the injury and was shut down.
OF | Chris B. Young | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Chris B. Young was held out of the starting lineup for a third straight game Wednesday, June 27, against the Atlanta Braves, but he delivered a pinch-hit home run in the loss. It was his first home run since coming off the 15-day disabled list May 18.
OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (head) hit the back of his head on the center field wall trying to make a leaping catch Wednesday, June 27, but he was alright and uninjured. Span was removed in the eighth inning as a precaution. "Initially I was shaken up, but I didn't want (Gardenhire) to come all the way out there," Span said. "I was fine to finish the inning; I probably could have finished the game, as well. But the score was kind of out of hand, and he told me he was going to put (Darin) Mastroianni in. I told him that was a good idea to relax and kind of take the rest of the day off."
OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios went 3-for-5 with one home run and two RBIs against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, June 27.
OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (oblique) is likely to be placed on the disabled list with a strained left oblique Thursday, June 28.
OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (knee) is on the disabled list with Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies general manager Dan O'Dowd said OF Carlos Gonzalez won't be traded before the trade deadline. "The Carlos Gonzalez thing is a joke," O'Dowd said. "We're not trading Carlos Gonzalez." Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo reportedly called with interest in Gonzalez and was turned down. OF Michael Cuddyer is unlikely to go anywhere, either. OF Dexter Fowler is unlikely to be moved, but O'Dowd did not call him untouchable. RPs Rafael Betancourt and Matt Belisle are unlikely to be traded as well, per O'Dowd. SP Jeremy Guthrie, 1B Jeremy Giambi and SS Marco Scutaro are the most likely to be traded if anyone goes this summer.
OF | Ryan Ludwick | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick went 2-for-4 with two solo home runs in a losing effort Wednesday, June 27. Ludwick now has 11 taters on the season.
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (leg) could start a rehab assignment as soon as Friday, June 29, and return to the lineup next week. OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) is only a few days behind Ellis.
OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (hip) is moving his rehab assignment to Triple-A Omaha, and he'll start Wednesday, June 27.
OF | Kosuke Fukudome | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Chicago White Sox released OF Kosuke Fukudome Tuesday, June 26.
OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said OF Desmond Jennings will remain near the bottom of the batting order until he produces more quality at-bats.
OF | Kirk Nieuwenhuis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis had the day off Wednesday, June 27, in order to work with hitting coach Dave Hudgens. Nieuwenhuis is turning his head away from the ball as he starts his swing and is losing track of the target. He's hitting just .115 (3-for-26) in his last nine games.
OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford (elbow) went 1-for-3 with a double and played six innings in left field in the Gulf Coast League Wednesday, June 27.
OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp said he won't be inviting Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper to the Home Run Derby this year. "It's not because he's a rookie. It's just that there are other guys out there that are capable," Kemp said. "I'm not saying he wouldn't do a good job in the Home Run Derby. He's going to have plenty of time to participate in many Home Run Derbies. Just not this year. Nothing against him. I love watching him play."
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (elbow) is expected to return to action Friday, June 29, after being hit in the elbow by a pitch Tuesday, June 26.
SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller allowed a run on one hit and three walks while fanning eight in five innings in his start at Triple-A Memphis Wednesday, June 27. He walked two batters and hit a third batter in the fifth inning and escaped without allowing a run.
SP | Lucas Harrell | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Lucas Harrell allowed six hits and four walks while fanning seven in a complete-game shutout over the San Diego Padres Wednesday, June 27.
SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland (shoulder) allowed a run on three hits and a walk while striking out two in three innings at Triple-A Round Rock Wednesday, June 27.
SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum earned his first win in nearly two months as he beat the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, June 27. He allowed four hits and two walks while striking out eight in seven shutout innings.
SP | Jarrod Parker | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker allowed a run on three hits and four walks while fanning a career-high nine in seven innings to beat the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, June 27. He's now 4-3 with a 2.57 ERA.
SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija allowed nine runs on six hits and four walks in 4 1/3 innings in his loss to the New York Mets Wednesday, June 27. He has allowed 25 earned runs in his last four starts to balloon his ERA to 5.05.
SP | Christian Friedrich | Colorado Rockies | Draft, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies starting pitchers are a combined 13-35 with a 6.46 ERA this season, and they have lost 16 of the past 20 games. The last starter to record a victory was SP Christian Friedrich June 4.
SP | Joe Savery | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Joe Savery allowed five earned runs, five hits and two walks over 2 2/3 innings Wednesday, June 27, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. After the game, Savery was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The Phillies are 0-17 when Savery pitches, and 36-24 when he does not appear.
SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen will start Thursday, June 28, against the Cleveland Indians. The Indians are dead-last in the majors against left-handed pitching, posting a .216 average this season. Chen is 4-1 with a 2.82 ERA in seven home starts this season.
SP | Dana Eveland | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles SP Dana Eveland is the likely favorite to start Saturday, June 30, against the Cleveland Indians. The Indians have the worst batting average against left-handed pitching (.216) in all of baseball. The two leading candidates are Eveland and SP Tommy Hunter.
SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) will meet with a specialist in Dallas Thursday, June 28, to determine why he has had difficulty maintaining strength in his pitching shoulder.
SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel saw his consecutive scoreless innings streak snap in a big way Wednesday, June 27. He was pounded for eight runs, eight hits and three walks in just 3 1/3 innings in a loss against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. It was the shortest outing of the season for Hammel.
SP | Josh Collmenter | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Josh Collmenter had a hard time even locating his fastball in four awful starts earlier this season, but an improvement in his mechanics have led to big-time success as a reliever. "I was forcing some things and the ball was coming back over the plate," Collmenter said. "Those balls ended up doing a lot of damage. I'm back to being able to pound both side of the plate with my fastball. Offspeed stuff was good, but it was just the fastball control wasn't there. It's good to get that back."
SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (ankle) is likely to be out two months, which makes his return more likely in late August or early September.
SP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed two runs on six hits in seven innings against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, June 27, to pick up his ninth win of the season. He struck out five batters and walked one in the game.
SP | Adam Warren | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees are recalling Ps Adam Warren and Ryota Igarashi from the minors. Warren will make the start Friday, June 29, and SP Freddy Garcia will be moved to Monday, July 2, after pitching in relief Wednesday, June 27.
SP | Kevin Millwood | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous item, Seattle Mariners SP Kevin Millwood (groin) aggravated his right groin Wednesday, June 27, and was forced to leave his start early.
SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said SP Cliff Lee is scheduled to start Friday, June 29, and SP Cole Hamels is scheduled to start Saturday, June 30.
SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies pitching coach Rich Dubee said SP Cliff Lee is scheduled to start Friday, June 29, and SP Cole Hamels is scheduled to start Saturday, June 30.
SP | Dan Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said SP Dan Hudson (elbow) has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Hudson will be getting a second opinion on the injury.
SP | Ricky Romero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero allowed nine runs on seven hits in three innings against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, June 27, to suffer his second loss of the season. He struck out one batter and walked six in the game.
SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon (oblique) will throw a bullpen session Thursday, June 28, and he's eligible to return from the disabled list Tuesday, July 3.
SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, June 27, and used fastballs and changeups. "Free and easy," manager Bob Melvin said. "Before he had a little bit of a setback, he was getting close to potentially pitching in a game, so we'll go through this route again. Everything feels good, and obviously we're going to be careful with him. He's a guy we're looking forward to getting back but certainly not one we're going to rush." Anderson will throw another bullpen Sunday, July 1.
SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (lat) could throw off a bullpen mound next week.
SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey is now 0-5 in 10 career games with a 6.50 ERA against the Milwaukee Brewers after losing to them Wednesday, June 27. Bailey allowed seven hits and five runs (four earned) while walking one and fanning one in the 73-pitch outing.
SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke allowed five hits two runs in six innings against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, June 27, to win his ninth game of the season. he is 4-0 in six career starts against the Reds and has given up only eight runs against them.
SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (elbow) is expected to be able to throw again this year, but not in major league games. "(He) threw a light bullpen (session) yesterday and he's in the weight room. He's working extremely hard in his conditioning effort and in his rehabilitation effort," manager Bobby Valentine said. "I think the projections of him pitching before the year is out - the calendar year - I think he's right on schedule. I don't know about the season, but he'll be pitching somewhere before the year is over."
SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) will be shut down until September at the earliest, and he's unlikely to return to the team this season.
SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow) will consult with Dr. Lewis Yocum next week before a date is set for him to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow. The inflammation in his arm must go down before he can be operated on.
SP | Carlos Villanueva | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Carlos Villanueva is in the rotation to stay, and he'll throw roughly 75 to 85 pitches in his first start Friday, June 29, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (lat) has resumed a throwing program by playing light catch Monday, June 25. He's expected to throw every other day, but there is no timetable for his return. "If there was pain, we wouldn't throw him," manager John Farrell said. "The symptoms are continuing to subside. Now we've got to gradually increase the intensity. That will be a slow process, not, you know, risk any kind of setback."
SP | Gerrit Cole | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole (jaw) doesn't have a concussion or any broken bones after being hit by a line drive in his last start. He is dealing with a bruised jaw and can resume activities Wednesday, June 27.
SP | Chris Schwinden | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets designated SP Chris Schwinden for assignment Wednesday, June 27.
SP | Carlos Carrasco | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Carlos Carrasco (elbow) threw off a mound Tuesday, June 26, and he's on track to return next year.
SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish threw seven innings in his win over the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, June 26, throwing 113 pitches when the temperature was over 100 degrees at the time of his first pitch. He was able to maintain velocity, too; his 110th pitch of the outing registered 94 mph. He came into the game 1-3 with a 6.53 ERA in four starts when seeing an opponent for the second time, but he fared much better against the Tigers. Darvish leads the leagues in walks with 50, though, and he was averaging 3.5 free passes per start.
SP | Shairon Martis | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins acquired SP Shairon Martis from the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, June 27. It's unknown what the Pirates received in return.
SP | Juan Nicasio | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio (knee) tossed two innings of live batting practice Tuesday, June 26, and he's scheduled to throw another session Saturday, June 30, and then go on a rehab assignment.
SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (throat) lost some weight during his stay in the hospital because he wasn't able to eat anything solid for the first 72 hours. Buchholz will not return until after the All-Star break. "I feel a lot better," Buchholz said. "It was a struggle for a couple of days. It's good to be back. I've felt good the last two or three days, but they were doing some extra testing and had to keep me a few extra hours. I feel good but obviously have to start slow."
RP | Chad Qualls | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
Philadelphia Phillies RP Chad Qualls was designated for assignment, and RP Jeremy Horst was recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
RP | Adam Miller | free agent | Transaction
The New York Yankees released RP Adam Miller.
RP | Brian Sanches | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies recalled RP Brian Sanches from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
RP | Michael Stutes | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury
Philadelphia Phillies RP Michael Stutes (shoulder) will have shoulder surgery Tuesday, July 3, and is likely done for the season.
RP | Al Alburquerque | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque (elbow) threw a 35-pitch simulated game in indoor cages at the team's spring training complex Wednesday, June 27, in Florida. He was expected to throw live batting practice, too, but heavy rains from Tropical Storm Debby changed those plans. The team expects him to need at least two batting practice sessions before he is sent out on a minor-league rehab assignment.
RP | J.C. Romero | Baltimore Orioles | , Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP J.C. Romero is ready to re-join the Triple-A Norfolk roster after being placed on the temporary inactive list. Romero has not allowed a run in 10 1/3 innings with Norfolk. He has allowed just three hits and two walks while striking out 11 batters. He has an opt-out clause in his minor-league deal, and the team must make a decision on him before the All-Star break or encourage Romero to waive the opt-out clause.
RP | Jeremy Guthrie | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies optioned RP Zach Putnam to Triple-A Colorado Springs Wednesday, June 27, to make room for SP Edwar Cabrera, who is making his major league debut against the Washington Nationals. SP Jeremy Guthrie will be available for up to 50 pitches if Cabrera gets in trouble.
RP | David Phelps | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP David Phelps, who was sent to the minors to be stretched out, would be the team's first candidate to fill the rotation voids with SPs Andy Pettitte (ankle) and CC Sabathia (groin) out. Phelps is maxing out at 65 to 70 pitches on the farm right now, so he could return after one more outing. The Yanks could try to trade for Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano if they aren't satisfied with their in-house options. SPs Dellin Betances and Manny Banuelos (elbow) are not options.
RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla is not available Wednesday, June 27, after pitching four of the last five days. Casilla locked down the save Tuesday, June 26, after blowing his last save chance Sunday, June 24. "He's a tough guy and he's been through rough outings," manager Bruce Bochy said. "He can handle it, and I'm not surprised to see him get it done." Bochy said Casilla was overthrowing his secondary pitches in his poor outing Sunday.
RP | Brandon League | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners RP Brandon League's inconsistency has kept him from regaining the closer role this year. "He's been a little bit inconsistent," manager Eric Wedge said. "Last night he wasn't at his best. There's times when we've seen him really good, too. Just need more consistency out of him, we need to know what we're going to be getting when we call for him." Wedge wants to see more breaking pitches earlier in the count from League, and he wants League to have more confidence in his slider. RP Tom Wilhelmsen has closed out all six of his chances and hasn't allowed a run in his last 15 2/3 frames over 13 outings.
RP | Rafael Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Rafael Soriano allowed one run on two hits in one inning against the Cleveland Indians Wednesday, June 27, but was still able to pick up his 17th save of the season.
RP | Kyle Waldrop | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins recalled P Kyle Waldrop Wednesday, June 27, and optioned P Jeff Manship to the minors in a corresponding move.
RP | Matt Lindstrom | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles activated RP Matt Lindstrom (finger) from the disabled list and SP Dana Eveland from the paternity list Wednesday, June 27, and optioned INF Steven Tolleson to Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move.
RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Sergio Santos (shoulder) hasn't shown any real improvement, and he hasn't been able to play long toss due to lingering soreness. "He has experienced discomfort on the front side, he has experienced it on the back side," skipper John Farrell said. "It has moved around at times and that's - without speaking directly for Sergio - I think where some of the frustration lies, because it's not always in one same spot."
RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Nick Masset (shoulder) is scheduled for his fifth bullpen session Wednesday, June 27, after throwing 40 pitches Monday, June 25. Masset could move to Arizona to face hitters in simulated games very soon, and he hopes to throw bullpens every other day until he heads out on a rehab assignment.
RP | Kyle Farnsworth | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Kyle Farnsworth (elbow) will have another rehab outing with Triple-A Durham Wednesday, June 27, and he could be activated from the disabled list Saturday, June 30, if he suffers no setbacks.
RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman did two forward somersaults after closing out the game against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, June 26, and manager Dusty Baker told Chapman he doesn't ever want to see that happen again.
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