Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 23, 2012 @ 09:08:51 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (hip) might work out at Coors Field in Denver Monday, July 23, and he could come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 27.

1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the minor-league rehab plan for Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) is for him to play Monday, July 22, and Tuesday, July 23, with Triple-A Round Rock before returning home to be with his expecting wife for the birth of the couple's first child. After the birth, Moreland will resume his rehab assignment Friday, July 26, likely with Double-A Frisco.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) is making good progress in his rehab from knee surgery and is on schedule to return in expected three to four weeks.

1B | Steve Pearce | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles OF Steve Pearce said Saturday, July 21, that he would prefer to stay with the organization. He was designated for assignment, and can become a free agent if he declines an outright assignment to Triple-A Norfolk, but it appears he will not do so unless he finds a major league club interested in his services.

1B | Aubrey Huff | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, an MRI exam on San Francisco Giants 1B Aubrey Huff (knee) revealed patellar tendinitis. He will rest this weekend before being re-evaluated.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins have placed 1B Justin Morneau on the paternity leave list. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 1B Chris Parmelee from Triple-A Rochester.

1B | Chad Tracy | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Chad Tracy (groin) and OF/INF Xavier Nady (wrist) will both play for Single-A Potomac Friday, July 20. Nady will have reached the maximum 20 days on a rehab assignment, so the team must make a decision on whether to activate him or cut him from the roster. Nady is expected to be designated for assignment after hitting just .157 in 102 at-bats.


Second Baseman

2B | Josh Rutledge | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 2B Josh Rutledge is expected to shift over to his natural position of second base once SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) is healthy enough to come off the 15-day disabled list.

2B | Jeff Keppinger | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Jeff Keppinger is batting .446 (25-for-56) against left-handed pitching this season. That leads the American League, and is second only to Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star OF Andrew McCutchen (.459) in the majors.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy is hitting .440 (33-for-75) with 16 extra-base hits and 18 RBIs dating back to June 26.

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill appeared in his 1,000th career game Sunday, July 22, against the Houston Astros. He celebrated by extending his hitting streak to 13 games with a single in four at-bats.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano was hitless in four at-bats Saturday, July 21, against the Oakland Athletics to snap his career-high 23-game hitting streak.

2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon and executive vice president Andrew Friedman laughed about a rumor which had the team sending SP James Shields and OF Ben Zobrist to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for a package of players. "He said, did you see this? I said no, and he told me," Maddon said. "We had a good guffaw over it. Almost a chortle."

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve was not in the starting lineup Friday, July 20, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. It's uncertain if he is nursing an injury or receiving a simple day off.

2B | Dan Uggla | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is hitting .108 (12-for-111) in his last 34 games entering Friday, July 20. "He feels his swing," hitting coach Greg Walker said. "(It's not an) analytical break it down: 'I'm going to do this,' 'I'm going to do that.' It's more of 'OK that feels like me. OK I've got it.' And it can happen in one pitch, one at-bat. I really thought right before the All-Star break he was really making strides, so, I don't think he's that far away. I really don't."

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hip) is doing some light throwing and is swinging a bat from both sides of the plate at the team's facilities in Sarasota. He will try to rehab his hip injury without having surgery.


Shortstop

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy will rest Monday, July 23.

SS | Alcides Escobar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SS Alcides Escobar was hitless in three at-bats with a walk Sunday, July 22, against the Minnesota Twins, snapping a nine-game hitting streak. Escobar picked up his first career ejection in the top of the ninth inning, along with manager Ned Yost, after they argued a call at second base. SS Yuniesky Betancourt came on for Escobar in the ninth inning, and he ended up with a solo home run.

SS | Maicer Izturis | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim INF Maicer Izturis will take over as the team's regular shortstop while SS Erick Aybar (toe) is on the mend. Aybar is expected to miss at least a couple of days, and might be headed for the 15-day disabled list depending on the results of X-rays.

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recalled SS Jean Segura from Double-A Sunday, July 22. Manager Mike Scioscia said the youngster was recalled as "infield coverage" with SS Erick Aybar (toe) nursing an ailment. The team optioned P David Carpenter to Triple-A Salt Lake in the corresponding move.

SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals will place SS Ian Desmond (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list with a tear in his left oblique. The team isn't putting a timetable on his return to the lineup. OF Corey Brown is expected to be called up in a corresponding move.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter is not in the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, July 22.

SS | Trevor Plouffe | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Trevor Plouffe (thumb) is expected to return to the starting lineup Monday, July 23.

SS | Mike Aviles | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Boston Red Sox SS Mike Aviles (turf toe) is listed as day-to-day with turf toe.

SS | Brian Dozier | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire held SS Brian Dozier and OF Denard Span out of the lineup Friday, July 20, against the Kansas City Royals and SP Luke Hochevar. Span is a career .136 (6-for-22) hitter against Hochevar, while OF Ben Revere is 4-for-13 (.308) against the Royals starter. Dozier, on the other hand, has no history against Hochevar, but 2B Alexi Casilla (8-for-20) and SS Jamey Carroll (6-for-10) have each had plenty of success against the Kansas City hurler.

SS | Brandon Hicks | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said INF Eric Sogard will start at shortstop against right-handers, and SS Brandon Hicks will play against lefties.

SS | Cliff Pennington | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SS Cliff Pennington (elbow) is dealing with an injury to his non-throwing arm, and he said he has the most pain when hitting from the left side. Pennington will not swing a bat for a few days.

SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal was dropped from the leadoff spot to No. 8 Friday, July 20, with 2B Skip Schumaker hitting atop the order. Furcal is hitting .241 in July after batting just .176 in June.

SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers are not very interested in Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins because he's under contract and owed $11 million through the next two seasons, and three if he reaches performance incentives that would guarantee an $11 million option for the 2015 season. The Dodgers don't see him as a long-term solution at shortstop with SS Dee Gordon still around.

SS | Stephen Drew | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners are interested in trading for Arizona Diamondbacks SS Stephen Drew.


Third Baseman

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) took batting practice, fielded grounders and ran in the outfield Sunday, July 22.

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman hit two homers Sunday, July 22.

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics are looking for help on the left side of the infield, and they are among the teams interested in San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley.

3B | Greg Dobbs | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins 3B Greg Dobbs made his third straight start Sunday, July 22, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went 1-for-3 to raise his average to .306, and he has hit safely in five straight games. Dobbs was starting in place of the injured 3B Hanley Ramirez (hand), who sounds like he'll be sidelined at least a couple of more days.

3B | Hanley Ramirez | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen did not sound optimistic of having 3B Hanley Ramirez (hand) back in the next few days. Ramirez missed his second straight game Sunday, July 22, due to an infected right hand. "Hanley's not day-to-day," Guillen said. "It's more like two days-by-two days. His hand is a little bit better (Saturday), but just a little bit." Guillen said he doesn't know when Ramirez will be back, and that the player cannot grip a bat. Ramirez estimated his hand usage at "50-60 percent."

3B | Jordan Pacheco | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies INF Jordan Pacheco will start behind the plate against the San Diego Padres Sunday, July 22, although it's unlikely that he will catch all nine innings. Cs Ramon Hernandez and Wilin Rosario (ankle) are available for spot duty.

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (calf) was able to return to the starting lineup Saturday, July 21, against the Boston Red Sox.

3B | Brent Morel | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Brent Morel (back) was hitless in two at-bats Friday, July 20, in his first minor-league rehab game with Class A Winston-Salem. He struck out and grounded into a double play.

3B | Ryan Wheeler | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled 3B Ryan Wheeler from Triple-A Reno. In a corresponding move, the team released 3B Geoff Blum.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis (hamstring) is back in the lineup and batting second Friday, July 20.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to add some bats at the trade deadline, and Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins, Phillies OF Shane Victorino, Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham, Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez, San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley, Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer and Brewers OF Corey Hart could all be trade targets.


Catcher

C | Ryan Doumit | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Ryan Doumit hit homers from both sides of the plate and drove in four runs Sunday, July 22.

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia homered and drove in four runs Sunday, July 22.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
In the nine-game stretch entering Sunday, July 22, San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey had a .531 average, two home runs, 13 runs batted in and 17 hits.

C | Wil Nieves | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies C Wil Nieves (toe) might head out on a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, July 23. He was on standby with the club in case C Wilin Rosario (ankle) needed stint on the 15-day disabled list, but Rosario has improved and might play Monday. Nieves is expected back sometime this week.

C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Wilin Rosario (ankle) said Sunday, July 22, that his ankle was "100 percent better," and he might even return to the starting lineup Monday, July 23.

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters is getting the day off against the Cleveland Indians Sunday, July 22, with Taylor Teagarden starting behind the plate. INF Ryan Flaherty will get another start at second base.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz is not in the starting lineup against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, July 22. He had started in 17 consecutive games. C Erik Kratz will be behind the plate Sunday.

C | Hector Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury
San Francisco Giants C Hector Sanchez (knee) said his knee is feeling good and will be able to begin running Wednesday, July 25. He is on track to come off the disabled list when he is eligible.

C | A.J. Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (knee) is in the starting lineup Sunday, July 22, after missing the game Saturday, July 21, with a sore knee.

C | Yorvit Torrealba | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers have reinstated C Yorvit Torrealba from the restricted list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned C Luis Martinez to Triple-A Round Rock.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia has only gone 1-for-15 with eight strikeouts since the All-Star break. Manager Bobby Valentine said Saltalamacchia has been swinging at unhittable pitches and expects him to be more selective when he gets back in the lineup. He has not been in the starting lineup the last three games because the team has faced three straight left-handed starters.

C | Jesus Flores | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Jesus Flores (back) left the game Friday, July 20, against the Atlanta Braves due to a stiff lower back. Manager Davey Johnson said he thinks Flores will be all right.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke received a positive report on C Jonathan Lucroy (hand), his son, OF Lance Roenicke. Lucroy is expected to spend about a week with the Class A affiliate.

C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta (forearm) was able to throw without any issues Friday, July 20. He is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake Saturday, July 21.

C | Jose Molina | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Molina stole his first base of the season and 13th of his career Thursday, July 19.


Outfielder

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher (hip) is unlikely to play in the upcoming three-game series against the Seattle Mariners.

OF | Mike Carp | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Carp (shoulder) is nearing the end of his rehab assignment and will be evaluated.

OF | Jon Jay | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Jon Jay had a career-best four hits Sunday, July 22, in a 7-0 shutout of the Chicago Cubs.

OF | Sam Fuld | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned RP Brandon Gomes to Triple-A Durham Sunday, July 22. The team will announce a corresponding move Monday, July 23, or Tuesday, July 24, with OF Sam Fuld (wrist) likely to be activated from the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Corey Brown | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals recalled OF Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse Sunday, July 22.

OF | Mike Baxter | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Mike Baxter (collarbone) started in left field in his minor-league rehab game Sunday, July 22, for Double-A Binghamton. It is the first time he has played in the field during his rehab assignment.

OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes went hitless in five at-bats with a run scored and two strikeouts Sunday, July 22, against the New York Yankees, ending his nine-game hitting streak.

OF | Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel went 3-for-4 with a triple, solo home run and two runs scored Sunday, July 22, against the Houston Astros. Kubel posted six hits, four homers and eight RBIs in the three-game set, helping his team sweep the Astros. Kubel now has six homers over his past five games. His second-inning homer was his 500th career RBI.

OF | Shane Victorino | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates are interested in trading for Philadelphia Phillies OF Shane Victorino but are waiting for the Phillies' asking price to fall dramatically.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the San Diego Padres have finalized a three-year contract extension with OF Carlos Quentin. The deal, which is guaranteed through the 2015 season and features a mutual option for 2016, is reportedly worth $27 million and includes a bonus that could make it worth $30 million.

OF | Nate McLouth | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles minor league OF Nate McLouth, currently playing for Triple-A Norfolk, is batting .338 (23-for-68) with 8 home runs and 22 RBIs in his last 17 games. He leads the International League with homers and RBIs in that span.

OF | Tyson Gillies | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies minor league OF Tyson Gillies, currently playing for Double-A Reading, was suspended by the organization for violating team rules. According to a team source, Gillies was involved in a confrontation with Reading's bus driver.

OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford and 3B Will Middlebrooks were given the day off against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 22.

OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (dizziness) has returned to the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, July 22, after having experienced dizziness Saturday, July 21.

OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Farrell said 3B Jose Bautista (wrist) has been recovering faster than any of the medical staff would have predicted but is not sure if Bautista will be able to come off the disabled list when he is eligible.

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates remain interested in Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton but are not interested in paying the asking price at this point.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (ankle) is in the starting lineup Sunday, July 22.

OF | Laynce Nix | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies have activated OF Laynce Nix (calf) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team designated OF Jason Pridie for assignment.

OF | Andy Dirks | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers OF Andy Dirks (Achilles') will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Toledo Monday, July 22, and will play multiple games with the team.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (knee) has been hitting off a tee and soft tosses for the past three to four days. He could begin hitting in a batting cage next week.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge said Saturday, July 21, that OF Franklin Gutierrez (concussion) is still having headaches from a concussion three weeks ago. He will not work out Saturday, July 21, or Sunday, July 22. The team plans to re-evaluate Gutierrez Monday, July 23.

OF | Luke Scott | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays placed OF Luke Scott (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list due to a mild right external oblique strain Saturday, July 21. The team recalled P Cesar Ramos from Triple-A Durham in the corresponding move.

OF | Vernon Wells | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Vernon Wells (thumb) understands he will be a bench player when he returns from the 15-day disabled list due to the hot play of OFs Torii Hunter, Mike Trout and Mark Trumbo. "I think he wants to contribute, he wants to make us a better team," manager Mike Scioscia said. "Right now, everyday at-bats aren't there for him. He understands that."

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava will hit leadoff and play right field against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, July 21. OF Cody Ross will serve as the designated hitter, with INF Pedro Ciriaco starting at shortstop.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury and SS Mike Aviles are not in the starting lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, July 21.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Nate Schierholtz will bat leadoff against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, July 21. SS Joaquin Arias, 1B Brandon Belt and OF Angel Pagan will return to the starting lineup after not being in the lineup Friday, July 20.

OF | Rick Ankiel | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
The New York Yankees have shown some interest in Washington Nationals OF Rick Ankiel.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he has been pleased with how well OF Nick Markakis has done in the leadoff spot but is not sure if he is the long-term answer for that spot. "We'll see how things work out," Showalter said. "I'm hoping [2B Brian Roberts] gets back and is healthy with us, because we know what kind of leadoff guy he can be. But in the meantime, we'll continue to go with Nick. He's done well there." Markakis is hitting .387 with four doubles and one RBI since moving to the leadoff spot.

OF | Matt Diaz | Atlanta Braves | Injury
Atlanta Braves OF Matt Diaz (thumb) underwent an MRI on his thumb and it revealed foreign bodies in his thumb. He hoped to play through the injury but it got more painful over the last few days.

OF | Xavier Nady | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals have recalled SP John Lannan from Triple-A Syracuse. In a corresponding move, the team designated OF Xavier Nady for assignment.

OF | Julio Borbon | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Julio Borbon is grateful for opportunities with the team, but he is open to a deal to another organization if it means significant playing time at the major league level. Borbon is batting .296 with seven homers, 17 RBIs and 51 runs scored with 17 stolen bases at Triple-A Round Rock.

OF | Leonys Martin | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin is hitless over his past 16 at-bats, and therefore has been losing playing time to OF Craig Gentry. With two right-handed pitchers scheduled for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, July 21, or Sunday, July 22, it's uncertain if manager Ron Washington will play the percentages or recent history of the two batters.

OF | Craig Gentry | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Craig Gentry was in the lineup Friday, July 20, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim despite the presence of SP Jered Weaver, a right-handed pitcher. Manager Ron Washington has been using him more against right-handed pitchers lately, but is not ready to call him an everyday player just yet. "He has been doing a great job with the way I've been using him," Washington said.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) might not play in the three-game series this weekend against the Colorado Rockies due to his nagging right wrist. He has already missed three straight games after sitting Friday, July 20. "You might not see him swing a bat for a few days," manager Bud Black said. "He's a little better (Friday), but it will probably be a couple of days until you see him."

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (thigh) was back in the starting lineup Friday, July 20, against the Chicago Cubs. Holliday was plunked on the thigh by a pitch Tuesday, July 17, and he was relegated to pinch-hitting duties Wednesday, July 18, and thus ending a 15-game hitting streak.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun became the fastest player in franchise history to reach 1,000 career hits when he picked up singles in each of his first two at-bats Friday, July 20, against the Cincinnati Reds. It was his 815th career game. Hall of Famer Paul Molitor held the club record before, posting 1,000 hits in 835 games, while fellow Hall of Famer Robin Yount accomplished the feat in 948 games.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates aren't in a rush to recall OF Starling Marte, who is paying his dues at Triple-A Indianapolis. "We're not looking at a specific number of at-bats," manager Clint Hurdle said. "But with experience (in Triple-A) comes more stability when they get here. Less experience, more challenges go with it."

OF | Daniel Brewer | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves acquired OF Daniel Brewer from the New York Yankees Thursday, July 19. It's unknown what the Yankees received in return.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (wrist) was scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac Friday, July 20, but it has been pushed back to Saturday, July 21, mostly due to inclement weather.

OF | Hunter Pence | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates could show interest in Philadelphia Phillies OF Hunter Pence if the Phillies decide to make him available before the trade deadline.

OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano and OF Denard Span are the two most likely players to be traded this summer, and OF Josh Willingham is also on the list, but he's under contract through 2014. 1B Justin Morneau is unlikely to be dealt, too. 1B Chris Parmelee could be promoted to play right field with OF Ben Revere moving to center if Span is dealt. OF Aaron Hicks is another candidate to be promoted in such a situation. The Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees could use a player like Span. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates were all scouting Liriano in his latest start Wednesday, July 18.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce (oblique, back) will be back in the lineup Friday, July 20, after missing a game because he was "stiff and sore."

OF | Darnell McDonald | New York Yankees | Transaction
New York Yankees OF Darnell McDonald cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, July 19.

OF | Jeremy Hermida | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction,
The San Diego Padres activated OF Jeremy Hermida (hip) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to the minors Thursday, July 19. RP Mark Hamburger was also designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields wants to stay with his team amid trade speculation. The team likely hasn't decided if they will be sellers, but if they do, Shields, OF B.J. Upton and SP Jeremy Hellickson could be dealt. The Rays have options for Shields in the next two seasons, $9 million in 2013 and $12 million in 2014. "I definitely would love to stay here the rest of my career," Shields said. "But I also do understand this is a business, and things could change. But I'm really not too worried about that."


Starting Pitcher

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) will throw three innings at the team's facility in Arizona Wednesday, July 25.

SP | Lance Lynn | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn has allowed one run in his last 19 innings, spanning three starts. He threw six shutout innings to beat the Chicago Cubs Sunday, July 22.

SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens allowed five hits and two walks with three strikeouts in seven shutout innings in his win over the Miami Marlins Sunday, July 22. He has a 0.43 ERA in three home starts this season.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester allowed a career-high 11 runs on nine hits and five walks in four innings in his loss to the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, July 22.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto tied his career high with his 12th win Sunday, July 22, and lowered his ERA to 2.23 with his victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed a run on eight hits and a walk while matching his season high with nine strikeouts in seven innings.

SP | Carlos Villanueva | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Since joining the rotation, Toronto Blue Jays SP's Aaron Laffey and Carlos Villanueva have combined for a 5-1 record and 2.53 earned run average, with seven quality starts in nine outings.

SP | John Lannan | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP John Lannan was sent back to Triple-A Syracuse Sunday, July 22, despite winning his Saturday start.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Contrary to previous reports that the Los Angeles Dodgers had cooled their interest in Chicago Cubs SP Ryan Dempster, the Dodgers remain very interested in the starter. The Dodgers were among a dozen teams to have scouts at Dempster's latest start.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie made his team debut Sunday, July 22, against the Minnesota Twins, and he allowed five earned runs, four hits and three walks over five innings in a loss. The Royals rotation wrapped up the 10-game homestand with a 3-7 record and 7.38 ERA. SP Bruce Chen looks to turn things around Monday, July 23, on the road against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (elbow) made his first minor-league rehab appearance Saturday, July 21, for Class A Stockton. It was his first game action since June 5, 2011, as he is recovering from Tommy John surgery. "The results were OK," Anderson said. "The fact that I was pitching on a mound in a game was good." Anderson allowed two runs and four hits over two innings. The next step will be for Anderson to step up his pitch count to between 45 and 60 throws. The date and location of his next rehab outing has yet to be determined.

SP | Randall Delgado | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves optioned SP Randall Delgado to Triple-A Gwinnett Sunday, July 22.

SP | Jordan Lyles | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Jordan Lyles was touched up for eight runs - five earned - and 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings in a loss Sunday, July 22, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Lyles is now 0-5 in eight road starts this season.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets are likely to promote SP Zack Wheeler from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Buffalo with the Bisons down two starts following the promotion of SPs Jeremy Hefner and Matt Harvey.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the New York Mets confirmed SP Matt Harvey will be recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to start Thursday, July 26, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SP | Carl Pavano | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Carl Pavano (shoulder) had his first bullpen session Sunday, July 22, and general manager Terry Ryan said things went well.

SP | Anibal Sanchez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers sent scouts to watch Miami Marlins SP Anibal Sanchez in his road start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, July 22. Sanchez fared well in the loss, allowing three runs, seven hits and no walks while striking out eight batters over seven frames.

SP | Josh Collmenter | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Josh Collmenter allowed two runs and seven hits over six innings to pick up the win Sunday, July 22, against the Houston Astros, evening his record at 2-2. He is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA over his past two home appearances.

SP | Ervin Santana | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, July 22, that SP Ervin Santana will remain in the rotation for at least one more start. Scioscia will limit Santana to 15 outs Friday, July 27, something he has done in the past with former SPs Scott Kazmir and Aaron Sele. Santana is 4-10 with a 6.00 ERA and he has given up 23 homers, second most in the majors. "We're in a position right now that we need production from our rotation. We need Ervin to pitch like he can and, hopefully, peeling him back to 15 outs will be a positive for him," Scioscia said.

SP | Dan Haren | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated SP Dan Haren (back) from the 15-day disabled list to make his start Sunday, July 22, against the Texas Rangers. The team optioned OF Kole Calhoun to Triple-A Salt Lake in the corresponding move.

SP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Roy Oswalt (back) has been scratched from his scheduled start Monday, July 23, due to back tightness. Oswalt is in Houston to have his back examined.

SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
If the Texas Rangers decide to place SP Colby Lewis (forearm) back on the 15-day disabled list, SP Martin Perez might return from Triple-A Round Rock to make Lewis' next two scheduled starts.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (forearm) is not a certainty to make his next scheduled start Tuesday, July 24, against the Boston Red Sox due to forearm tightness that surfaced in his outing Wednesday, July 18. The team is weighing all options, including placing him back on the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Jeremy Hefner | New York Mets | Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, New York Mets P Jeremy Hefner will start against the Washington Nationals Wednesday, July 25. It is still uncertain who will start for the Mets Thursday, July 26.

SP | Roberto Hernandez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Roberto Hernandez will throw a bullpen session Monday, July 23, before the organization decides which minor league affiliate he will pitch for first.

SP | Eric Stults | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have activated SP Eric Stults (lat) from the 15-day disabled list. He had been originally scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Tucson Sunday, July 22. In a corresponding move, P Nick Vincent has been optioned to Tucson.

SP | Brad Bergesen | Arizona Diamondbacks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks P Brad Bergesen is expected to serve as a long reliever due to the move of P Josh Collmenter to the starting rotation.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz (arm) will play catch Monday, July 23, but will not make his scheduled start Tuesday, July 24. It is uncertain if he will be placed on the disabled list. P Carlos Torres and several starting pitchers at Triple-A Colorado Springs are under consideration to pitch Tuesday.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs are optimistic SP Matt Garza (triceps) will be able to avoid the disabled list and make his next scheduled start.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) likely will begin a rehab assignment in 10 to 14 days.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (lat) threw 42 pitches during a bullpen session Saturday, July 21. He is expected to throw live batting practice Tuesday, July 24, or Wednesday, July 25. He likely will throw several batting practice sessions before making three to five rehab starts.

SP | Miguel Batista | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets have designated RP Miguel Batista for assignment. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Elvin Ramirez from Triple-A Buffalo.

SP | Jonathan Sanchez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jonathan Sanchez will be available for roughly 70 pitches Monday, July 23, in his team debut.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (pectoral) threw a three-inning simulated game Saturday, July 21. He tossed about 45 pitches, and he experienced no issues with the right nerve pectoral injury which landed him on the 15-day disabled list. The team is discussing whether Chacin will need a rehab assignment, or if he can return after one more simulated game.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers might be interested in adding Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline if he comes available. Shields has a $9 million option for 2013, which isn't too expensive for a lot of teams, but might be too rich for the Rays.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (leg) was hit in the right lower leg by a comebacker Saturday, July 21, against the Seattle Mariners, and he left the appearance early. X-rays were negative, and he was diagnosed with a right lower leg contusion.

SP | Erasmo Ramirez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners RP Erasmo Ramirez (elbow) felt good after a simulated game Saturday, July 21, and the plan is for him to throw a bullpen session Monday, July 23. If that goes well, he is expected to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Wednesday, July 25, with Triple-A Tacoma.

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jeff Niemann (leg) said Saturday, July 21, that he felt "great" after a 25-pitch bullpen session. "It felt like the first day of spring," Niemann said. The pitcher is expected back sometime in August.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (elbow) had an extended throwing session Saturday, July 21, and he reported no discomfort.

SP | Zack Greinke | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke (fatigue) appears to be on track to make his next scheduled start against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, July 24. "He seems to be throwing fine," manager Ron Roenicke said. "It's about his confidence as much as anything." Greinke played catch Friday, July 20, and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, July 21.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets P Jeremy Hefner is under consideration to fill injured SP Johan Santana's (ankle) spot in the starting rotation Wednesday, July 25, against the Washington Nationals.

SP | Garrett Richards | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said SP Garrett Richards will start Tuesday, July 24, with SP Jerome Williams pitching out of the bullpen this week.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session during the team's series against the New York Mets. Manager Don Mattingly said he is fairly confident Billingsley will be able to start Monday, July 23.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said SP R.A. Dickey may be available out of the bullpen Saturday, July 21.

SP | Eric Hurley | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Eric Hurley cleared waivers Friday, July 20, and has opted free agency.

SP | Carlos Gutierrez | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins prospect SP Carlos Gutierrez (shoulder) had shoulder surgery Friday, July 20. The operation was performed by renowned Dr. Lewis Yocum, and it was a success, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

SP | Edinson Volquez | San Diego Padres | Draft, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Edinson Volquez became the 26th pitcher in franchise history to record a one-hitter Thursday, July 19, against the Houston Astros. It was the first since P Cory Luebke, and former RP Ernesto Frieri (now with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), combined for a one-hitter last September. It was also the first one-hit shutout at home since former SP Andy Benes accomplished the feat in 1994.

SP | Livan Hernandez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers P Livan Hernandez did not pitch in any of the first six games out of the All-Star break, although he was available if needed. The situations so far in the second half have not called for a long man, according to manager Ron Roenicke.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tommy Hanson was lit up for eight earned runs, eight hits and four walks while recording five strikeouts in his outing Friday, July 20, against the Washington Nationals. He threw just 60 of his 96 pitches for strikes.

SP | Dallas Keuchel | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros SP Dallas Keuchel arrived at Chase Field Friday, July 20. He will officially be recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start the game Saturday, July 21, against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SP | Tyler Thornburg | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Tyler Thornburg will move to the bullpen after a spot start Wednesday, July 18. He gave up two solo homers in 4 2/3 innings in his start.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (shoulder) underwent another surgery to fix a damaged artery in his right shoulder. He'll be re-evaluated once in three weeks and again in six weeks. He is hoping to resume throwing after his second checkup, and manager Terry Collins said it'll likely be eight weeks until he throws again, which makes it unlikely for him to return this year.

SP Miguel Batista will continue to fill in in the rotation for Gee. SP Matt Harvey has no timetable to be called up, and he'll have to earn his promotion to the big leagues.

SP | Chorye Spoone | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent SP Chorye Spoone (Red Sox) to a minor league deal Thursday, July 19.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session Friday, July 20, and he's expected to return from the disabled list to start Monday, July 23.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Francisco Liriano and OF Denard Span are the two most likely players to be traded this summer, and OF Josh Willingham is also on the list, but he's under contract through 2014. 1B Justin Morneau is unlikely to be dealt, too. 1B Chris Parmelee could be promoted to play right field with OF Ben Revere moving to center if Span is dealt. OF Aaron Hicks is another candidate to be promoted in such a situation. The Cincinnati Reds, Washington Nationals, Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees could use a player like Span. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox and Pittsburgh Pirates were all scouting Liriano in his latest start Wednesday, July 18.

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles have shown interest in Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon, according to sources. However, the A's would want major league value in return for Colon, who's making only $2 million.

SP | Daniel Straily | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Daniel Straily, who is 6-6 with a 2.64 ERA, 162 strikeouts and 36 walks in 126 1/3 innings with Class AA and AAA this season, could be called up to enter the rotation soon. He has allowed just 17 hits while striking out 54 and walking 13 in 41 innings with Triple-A Sacramento.

SP | J.A. Happ | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ will begin his tenure with the team pitching out of the bullpen.

SP | Jacob Turner | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Jacob Turner could be dangled at the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline. He has a 10.29 ERA this year and posted an ERA of 8.53 in limited innings last season.

SP | Jamie Moyer | free agent | Free Agents,
Free-agent SP Jamie Moyer (Blue Jays) is not ready to retire after going 1-1 with an 8.18 ERA with the Toronto Blue Jays at Triple-A Las Vegas. "I'm not retired. I'm not retired. I'm just kind of laying in the weeds and just trying to figure out what's going on," Moyer said. He thinks he might be a good fit for the New York Mets or Philadelphia Phillies, his former team.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in Milwaukee Brewers SP Zack Greinke, Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels, San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin and Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton, so they are unlikely to stay silent as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline passes.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles CL Jim Johnson recorded his major league-leading 30th save Monday, July 23.

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers CL Kenley Jansen was unavailable Sunday, July 22.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers CL Jose Valverde (back) didn't pitch Sunday, July 22, due to a sore back. RP Joaquin Benoit picked up the save.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees CL Mariano Rivera (knee), who was adamant about returning next season following a torn ACL, has pulled back from saying he'll definitely return. "I don't even know if I want to play next year. I don't know what tomorrow is going to bring. One day at a time," Rivera said.

RP | Jonny Venters | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) worked two scoreless innings in his return from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, July 22, against the Washington Nationals. Of his 21 pitches, 15 went for strikes, and he record a pair of strikeouts. "I felt pretty good all the way around mechanically, physically," Venters said.

RP | Scott Feldman | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers will use P Scott Feldman for a spot start Monday, July 23, against the Boston Red Sox in place of the injured SP Roy Oswalt (back).

RP | Mark Lowe | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Mark Lowe (lat) threw a bullpen session Sunday, July 22, for the first time since suffering a strained right intercostal muscle.

RP | Koji Uehara | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Koji Uehara (lat) won't throw again until later in the week after seeing no significant improvement with his strained right latissimus muscle. Uehara is uncertain when he'll be able to throw off a mound. "We haven't thought about it," Uehara said. "As long as there's no tenderness, we'll push it."

RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington wasn't too pleased with the report about SP Neftali Feliz (elbow) in his minor-league rehab start Friday, July 20. Feliz was bounced around for four hits, four hits and two walks while retiring just five batters. However, he was able to log 47 pitches, and he did not have any injury setbacks. Feliz is expected to stretch out to 60 or 70 pitches Wednesday, July 25, in another rehab outing with Triple-A Round Rock.

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (oblique) threw a 40-pitch bullpen session Sunday, July 22. He is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment later this week lasting two or three games.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (thumb) could begin a minor league rehab assignment approximately one week after facing hitters during a batting practice session Wednesday, July 25.

RP | Bryan Shaw | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned RP Bryan Shaw to Triple-A Reno.

RP | Peter Moylan | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Peter Moylan (shoulder) will continue his rehab at Double-A Mississippi beginning Tuesday, July 24.

RP | Rafael Dolis | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the Chicago Cubs have optioned RP Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa to make room for RP Jeff Beliveau on the 25-man roster.

RP | Scott Atchison | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said RP Scott Atchison (forearm) likely will begin a rehab assignment Friday, July 27.

RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RP Nick Masset (shoulder) threw 25 pitches during live batting practice Saturday, July 22, and everything appears to have gone well. He is scheduled to throw another batting practice session Tuesday, July 24.

RP | Jose Arredondo | Cincinnati Reds | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said RP Jose Arredondo (forearm) is not expected to be available Sunday, July 22, because of a swollen forearm. Arredondo was hit in the forearm by a line drive Saturday, July 21.

RP | Matt Lindstrom | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles RP Matt Lindstrom (knee) was still in pain Saturday, July 21, afternoon after being struck on the bone inside of his left knee by a liner Friday, July 20. He had precautionary X-rays, and he is dealing with some swelling. He is unavailable Saturday, but hopes to be sidelined only a few days.

RP | Brett Myers | Chicago White Sox | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams said Saturday, July 21, that RP Brett Myers will be pitching in late-innings situations, and it would be manager Robin Ventura's call if Myers closes instead of RP Addison Reed.

RP | Francisley Bueno | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals optioned RP Francisley Bueno to Triple-A Omaha Saturday, July 21, to make room for SP Jeremy Guthrie on the active roster.

RP | Stephen Pryor | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction,
The Seattle Mariners activated RP Stephen Pryor (groin) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 21, and then optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

RP | Shawn Kelley | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners RP Shawn Kelley (illness) was not feeling well Friday, July 20, and was unavailable, according to manager Eric Wedge. Kelley might be available Saturday, July 21, if he feels better.

RP | J.C. Romero | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent RP J.C. Romero (Orioles) to a minor-league contract Saturday, July 21, and assigned him to Triple-A Columbus.

RP | Takashi Saito | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks activated RP Takashi Saito (calf) from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, July 21. He will be the first pitcher of Japanese descent to pitch for the Diamondbacks.

RP | Drew Carpenter | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays were prepared to designated P Andrew Carpenter for assignment Saturday, July 21, but did not do so with RP Jason Frasor (forearm) hitting the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Francisco Cordero | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros RP Francisco Cordero will take over as the team's closer following the trade of RP Brett Myers to the Chicago White Sox.

RP | Brian Fuentes | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Brian Fuentes will travel to Double-A Springfield Sunday, July 22, with the intention of pitching Monday, July 23.

RP | Mark Hamburger | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have claimed RP Mark Hamburger off waivers from the San Diego Padres and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

RP | Will Ohman | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have signed free-agent RP Will Ohman (White Sox) and assigned him to Triple-A Louisville.

RP | Juan Cruz | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed RP Juan Cruz (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his shoulder. In a corresponding move, RP Evan Meek has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

RP | Rich Hill | Boston Red Sox | Injury,
Boston Red Sox RP Rich Hill (elbow) played long toss Friday, July 20, and did not have any pain in his elbow.

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction
The Chicago White Sox have activated RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned P Brian Omogrosso.

RP | Al Alburquerque | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Al Alburquerque (elbow) might begin a minor-league rehab assignment sometime this month.

RP | Joba Chamberlain | New York Yankees | Injury,
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain (ankle, elbow) allowed two hits and two runs while walking one and striking out one in 32 pitches over two innings in his rehab outing Friday, July 20. He allowed a leadoff home run in his first inning.

RP | Rafael Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury,
Cleveland Indians RP Rafael Perez (lat) threw a bullpen session Friday, July 20, and could return to the team early next week. The Tribe wants him to pitch on consecutive days before returning, though.

RP | Daniel Schlereth | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers RP Daniel Schlereth (shoulder) decided against undergoing surgery to repair damage in his shoulder but underwent therapy on the shoulder which worked. He is throwing bullpen sessions at the team's facility in Lakeland.

RP | Chad Cordero | Retired Players | Free Agents
Free-agent RP Chad Cordero (Mariners) said he will pitch during winter ball this offseason to see if he can attempt a comeback.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants have "heavily scouted" the Kansas City Royals' Class AAA team as they are interested in trading for RP Jonathan Broxton.

RP | Robert Coello | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays moved RP Robert Coello (undisclosed) to the 60-day disabled list Friday, July 20.

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