1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) returned to the lineup Monday, Aug. 20, against the Chicago White Sox. He was 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
1B | Lyle Overbay | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent 1B Lyle Overbay (Diamondbacks) to a minor league deal Monday, Aug. 20. He hit .292 with two home runs and 10 RBIs with the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier this year.
1B | Mark Hamilton | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent OF Matt Young (Tigers) and released 1B Mark Hamilton.
2B | Ryan Raburn | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers OF Ryan Raburn (thumb) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Toledo Wednesday, Aug. 22.
2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler will remain the leadoff hitter despite hitting just .106 in his last 47 at-bats. "This is the first time that Kinsler has scuffled all year," skipper Ron Washington said. "He's my leadoff guy, and I trust him. He'll figure it out. We'll let him work it out. I've got nowhere else to go."
2B | Orlando Hudson | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Orlando Hudson (toe) will go on a rehab assignment before he's activated from the disabled list.
2B | Josh Rutledge | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge (thigh) is being listed as day-to-day, and he's likely to be out the next few days.
2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (pinkie) missed his fourth straight game with a dislocated pinkie on his right hand Sunday, Aug. 19. However, he pinch hit in the game.
SS | Stephen Drew | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics will pay the remainder of SS Stephen Drew's salary for 2012.
SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) could begin a rehab assignment this weekend if he passes his checkup Wednesday, Aug. 22.
SS | Jose Reyes | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SS Jose Reyes and C John Buck each had four hits Monday, Aug. 20.
SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter had four hits Monday, Aug. 20, including his 11th homer.
SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins snapped an 0-for-20 skid with a double Monday, Aug. 20.
SS | Christian Colon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SS prospect Christian Colon (face) will likely miss the rest of the season after being hit in the face with a foul ball last week while playing for Triple-A Omaha.
SS | Andrelton Simmons | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (hand) will remain in Atlanta during the Braves 10-game trip to Washington, San Francisco and San Diego continuing to rehab his right hand. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is progressing but still hasn't been cleared for baseball activities. Simmons is six weeks removed from breaking his fifth metacarpal in his right hand, but it's looking more like an eight-week recovery now and possible mid-September comeback.
SS | Sean Jamieson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks have traded SS Stephen Drew to the Oakland Athletics for SS Sean Jamieson.
SS | Jason Bartlett | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Padres released SS Jason Bartlett Monday, Aug. 20.
SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy is out of the lineup Monday, Aug. 20. Hardy is 2-for-27 in his career against Texas Rangers SP Ryan Dempster.
SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro's reported seven-year, $80 million contract extension might not be official for another week and it could take two weeks to finish, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
3B | Chris D. Johnson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Chris D. Johnson snapped an 0-for-18 skid with an RBI single Monday, Aug. 20.
3B | Brandon Inge | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Brandon Inge (shoulder) threw for the first time Monday, Aug. 20, and he is hoping to return from the disabled list when eligible Monday, Aug. 27.
3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said 3Bs Placido Polanco and Kevin Frandsen will platoon at third base for the next couple of days.
3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria is taking the day off Monday, Aug. 20.
3B | Kevin Youkilis | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza (back) remains out of the lineup Monday, Aug. 20, but 3B Kevin Youkilis has returned.
C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy hit two homers and drove in four runs Monday, Aug. 20.
C | Devin Mesoraco | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said the team is still waiting to hear about C Devin Mesoraco's appeal of his three-game suspension.
C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (foot) said he hopes to take batting practice on the field Wednesday, Aug. 22, then begin running and taking part in other baseball activities next week.
C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli (quadriceps) said he is pain-free but is experiencing some tightness. He ran on a treadmill Monday, Aug. 20, and will visit with a doctor.
C | Ryan Lavarnway | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Ryan Lavarnway has put in the work to improve his defense and work to become a better game manager while at the same time learning the team's pitching staff. "It's only been a couple of games, but he looks good. Looks a little more agile behind the plate, a little more flexible. He's doing a great job calling games and stuff, and swinging the bat. Production's been pretty good as far as I'm concerned," C Jarrod Saltalamacchia said.
OF | Alejandro De Aza | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Chicago White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza (back) is headed to the 15-day disabled list with a stiff back.
OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava (wrist) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.
OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
The Miami Marlins have had internal discussions about signing OF Giancarlo Stanton to a long-term deal and will likely approach him in the offseason.
OF | Melky Cabrera | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
The feeling is San Francisco Giants management are angry with OF Melky Cabrera for his performance-enhancing drug suspension and are unlikely to allow him to play in the playoffs if they make it far enough for him to be eligible. They also seem uninterested in re-signing him.
OF | Michael Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders hit two two-run homers Monday, Aug. 20.
OF | Norichika Aoki | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki broke an 0-for-15 slump with a single Monday, Aug. 20, against the Chicago Cubs. The single helped him become the 11th Japanese-born player in history to have 100 hits in a season.
OF | Jordan Danks | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Jordan Danks left the team's Triple-A affiliate during the team's Monday, Aug. 20, contest. A source later confirmed the White Sox called him up to the big leagues.
OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (collarbone, shoulder) underwent an MRI on his collarbone Monday, Aug. 20. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his shoulder Tuesday, Aug. 21. Span has not played in the last seven games.
OF | Jarrod Dyson | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said OF Jarrod Dyson will play this week, meaning either OFs Lorenzo Cain or Jeff Francoeur will be forced to the bench as a result.
OF | Carl Crawford | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Carl Crawford (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery Thursday, Aug. 23, which will end his season.
OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez isn't expected to return to the team until Tuesday, Aug. 21, and he won't be available until Wednesday, Aug. 22.
OF | Eric Young Jr. | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Eric Young Jr. (rib cage) is feeling better and will avoid the disabled list.
OF | Leonys Martin | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers activated SP Ryan Dempster from the restricted list Monday, Aug. 20, and optioned OF Leonys Martin to Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.
OF | Jordan Schafer | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Jordan Schafer (shoulder) had his rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi pushed back because his shoulder wasn't ready. He'll report to Florida for four to five days before joining Corpus Christi.
OF | Luke Scott | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Luke Scott (oblique) is expected to return from the disabled list Monday, Aug. 20, or Tuesday, Aug. 21. INF Sean Rodriguez is a candidate to be optioned to Triple-A Durham.
OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin was hit by his major league-leading 14th pitch Sunday, Aug. 19, despite having only 270 plate appearances this year.
SP | Edinson Volquez | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Edinson Volquez allowed a run on five hits and three walks while fanning 10 in 6 2/3 innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates runs Monday, Aug. 20.
SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner allowed four hits and struck out 10 in eight shutout innings in his win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, Aug. 20.
SP | Ryan Dempster | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Ryan Dempster allowed one run in eight innings of work while fanning six in his win over the Baltimore Orioles Monday, Aug. 20.
SP | Homer Bailey | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Although Cincinnati Reds SP Homer Bailey has given up 18 runs in his last 19 2/3 innings of work, the team is ruling out fatigue as the cause of his woes. "We're working on a little bit of a glitch in his delivery. His arm has been feeling good," Reds pitching coach Bryan Price said. "His velocity is good. He gets a little bit long with his arm circle. It affects his release point. More than anything it's location mistakes."
SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Johan Santana (back) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his back Tuesday, Aug. 21.
SP | Phillippe Aumont | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed RP Jeremy Horst on the paternity leave list. In a corresponding move, the team recalled SP Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (elbow) could start Saturday, Aug. 25, or Sunday, Aug. 26, if his rehab start with Single-A Wisconsin goes well.
SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Injury,
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin (elbow) is scheduled to meet with Dr. Lewis Yocum Tuesday, Aug. 21, to receive a second opinion right elbow injury.
SP | Mark Rogers | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said SP Mark Rogers is nearing his innings limit for the season. Rogers threw only 44 1/3 innings last season before having surgery on both of his wrists. He's already thrown 119 innings this year, 95 1/3 with Triple-A Nashville and 23 2/3 innings in the bigs. SP Shaun Marcum (elbow) could return later this week to take Rogers' spot in the rotation. The team could also choose to limit SP Marco Estrada's innings by moving him to the bullpen. SPs Wily Peralta and Tyler Thornburg are options to be called up to make starts down the stretch.
SP | Jake Odorizzi | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Jake Odorizzi was the pitcher of the week in the Pacific Coast League this past week after giving up one run in two starts covering 14 innings. He improved to 10-2 on the season, and has a 2.80 ERA in 17 starts with Triple-A Omaha after going 14-4 with a 2.95 ERA in 24 overall games in the minors.
SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson said he is down to 225 to 230 pounds this year. Anderson weighed 248 pounds during his last major league start.
SP | Kevin Correia | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Kevin Correia has been tabbed to start against the San Diego Padres Monday, Aug. 20, one day after throwing two innings of relief in the team's 19-inning marathon. Ps Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson were also recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to provide relief help. RP Juan Cruz was designated for assignment and SS Jordy Mercer was put on the paternity list in corresponding moves.
SP | Guillermo Moscoso | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies P Josh Roenicke will receive a break from piggyback duties and will instead settle into a matchup role out of the bullpen. SP Guillermo Moscoso will replace Roenicke in the role.
SP | Dan Straily | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics optioned SP Dan Straily and designated C Anthony Recker for assignment Monday, Aug. 20, to make room on the roster for SP Brett Anderson (elbow).
SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) is in a sling but is hoping to start his rehab in two weeks.
SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins outrighted SP Nick Blackburn and INF Tsuyoshi Nishioka to Triple-A Rochester Monday, Aug. 20. P Esmerling Vasquez is a candidate to be recalled.
SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris (foot) was scheduled to throw a bullpen Sunday, Aug. 19, and he's showing improvement from his bruised left foot. Norris is expected to start Wednesday, Aug. 22.
SP | Jordan Lyles | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Houston Astros have considered limiting the workloads of SPs Jordan Lyles and Dallas Keuchel, in addition to SP Lucas Harrell. Lyles tossed 156 1/3 innings last year and is at 143 1/3 with eight starts to go this season. Keuchel is at 147 total innings with eight starts to go after throwing 174 1/3 frames in 2010. P Fernando Abad is making the move back to a starter, and he could be used down the stretch.
SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda was cited for driving under the influence in Florida Monday, Aug. 20, and released on a $500 bond from jail.
SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (elbow) threw 45 pitches in the bullpen Sunday, Aug. 19. The team isn't ruling out a return by Lackey later this season, and general manager Ben Cherington expects Lackey to pitch in a "competitive environment" this year.
SP | Roger Clemens | Independent League | Transaction,
Retired SP Roger Clemens will sign with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Atlantic League, which is not affiliated with major league baseball. Clemens worked out for the team Monday, Aug. 20, and was clocked at 87 mph.
SP | Zack Greinke | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Zack Greinke allowed seven hits, four walks and six runs in six innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Aug. 19. Greinke is 1-2 with a 6.19 ERA in his five starts with the Angels, and the team is 1-4 in those games. He's walked 10 in 18 innings in his last three starts.
SP | Ross Ohlendorf | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres have recalled P Nick Vincent from the minors and optioned SP Ross Ohlendorf in a corresponding move.
SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned RP Trevor Rosenthal to Triple-A Memphis Sunday, Aug. 19, to make room on the roster for SP Jaime Garcia.
SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (ankle) underwent X-rays Sunday, Aug. 19, and he's hoping to be cleared to throw off a mound during the team's next homestand.
RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell extended his franchise-record scoreless streak to 25 2/3 innings Monday, Aug. 20.
RP | Rafael Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury,
Cleveland Indians RP Rafael Perez (lat, ankle) suffered an ankle injury during his last rehab appearance Saturday, Aug. 11, and has not pitched since.
RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated RP Scott Downs (shoulder) from the disabled list Saturday, Aug. 18, after he missed 20 games with a shoulder strain.
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