1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) took batting practice for the second straight day Tuesday, Aug. 7. He still feels a little discomfort, but he hopes to come off the disabled list Friday, Aug. 10.
1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau hit two homers Monday, Aug. 6, including his 200th career home run. He drove in four runs in the game.
1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) went through his most extensive running and agility session Monday, Aug. 6, and he also hit in the batting cages and on the field. "The big thing is how he responds the next day," the team's head trainer said. Votto had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee July 17.
2B | Ben Zobrist | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Ben Zobrist (back) returned to the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 7.
2B | Dan Uggla | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla is out of the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 7.
SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (oblique) was able to throw and take grounders Monday, Aug. 6, for the first time since landing on the 15-day disabled list July 22. "I think it's good that he's doing some things," manager Davey Johnson said. "Especially aerobically so the blood keeps getting in that area and cleansing it and gives it a chance for the body to heal it."
SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (toe) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 6. He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored against the Oakland Athletics.
3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) was activated from the 60-day disabled list. INF Brooks Conrad was designated for assignment.
3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks is out of the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 7.
3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (knee) sat out for the second straight day Monday, Aug. 6, with a lingering bone bruise on his right knee. He first hurt the knee on a fielding play July 28.
C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain and C Salvador Perez are out of the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 7.
C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey extended his hitting streak to 10 games Monday, Aug. 6.
C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina extended his hitting streak to 10 games Monday, Aug. 6.
OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. INF Donnie Murphy (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list.
OF | Shane Victorino | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Shane Victorino has informed his agents he would like to re-sign with the Dodgers.
OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse extended his hitting streak to 15 games Monday, Aug. 6.
OF | Ben Revere | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Ben Revere extended his hitting streak to 20 games Monday, Aug. 6. He went 4-for-5 in the game.
OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (wrist) was out of the lineup again Monday, Aug. 6, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim due to discomfort in his right wrist.
OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout went 2-for-3 with a walk, RBI and three stolen bases Monday, Aug. 6, against the Oakland Athletics. Trout has five steals over his past five games, and 36 stolen bases in 87 games.
SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Draft, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz an RPs Adam Ottavino, Matt Belisle and Rafael Betancourt combined for a five-hit shutout of the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Aug. 6. Pomeranz allowed three hits and three walks while fanning seven in four scoreless innings.
SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver pitched a four-hit shutout for his major league-leading 15th win Monday, Aug. 6. He struck out nine and didn't walk a batter.
SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed six runs on a career-high 11 hits and four walks while fanning nine in 6 2/3 innings in his loss to the Boston Red Sox Monday, Aug. 6. He has a 7.76 ERA in his last five starts.
SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander matched a career high with 14 strikeouts in eight innings of work in his win over the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 6. He allowed two unearned runs, eight hits and a walk while throwing a regular-season-high 132 pitches.
SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (elbow) is out indefinitely due to a stress reaction in the back of his elbow. No decision has been made about shutting him down for the season, but he is not expected to pick up a baseball for at least a couple of weeks, according to general manager Jed Hoyer.
SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (elbow) is scheduled to make another minor-league rehab start Friday, Aug. 10, with Triple-A Sacramento. He is also expected to ramp up to 90 pitches.
RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers could try to re-sign CL Jose Valverde because they won't entrust 21-year-old RP Bruce Rondon with the closer job in 2013. They could use Valverde to close while grooming him for the role. Rondon was recently promoted to Triple-A Toledo after dominating Double-A Erie with a 0.83 ERA in 21 2/3 innings.
RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres CL Huston Street converted his 19th save in as many chances Monday, Aug. 6. He has 44 strikeouts to eight walks in 34 innings and a 0.79 ERA on the season.
RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford allowed a hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings for the save Monday, Aug. 6. "I felt a lot looser than I have in the past," Axford said. "That's something I think I've lacked this year - just being a little too uptight, a little too rigid up there on the mound. I'm just getting back to a relaxed stage, where I was last year and where I have been at points this year."
RP | Ryan Cook | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said Monday, Aug. 6, that RP Ryan Cook remains the closer despite a shaky streak lately.
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