Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 23, 2012 @ 08:50:43 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Adrian Gonzalez was placed on revocable waivers, but he's not expected to be traded.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said 1B Albert Pujols (calf) will undergo an MRI on his right calf as a precaution.

1B | David Cooper | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury
Toronto Blue Jays 1B David Cooper (neck) left the game early Wednesday, Aug. 22, because of a jammed neck.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) will need around nine rehab games before returning from the disabled list.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (collarbone, shoulder) and 1B Justin Morneau are not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 22.


Second Baseman

2B | Josh Rutledge | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge (quadriceps) will be available to pinch hit Wednesday, Aug. 22, but his quad is still an issue when making explosive movements.


Shortstop

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury
Los Angeles Dodgers INF Jerry Hairston Jr. (hip) will miss the rest of the season as he needs surgery on his left hip.

SS | Billy Hamilton | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said the team is considering recalling minor league SS Billy Hamilton, who set the minor league record in stolen bases and has 147 swipes this year, in September. "It's been discussed," Baker said. "It's not my decision. You've got a lot to factor here. Once you put him on the roster, you've got to keep him on the roster. . . We've asked about him big time. But there's more factors."

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) was cleared by a doctor to begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, Aug. 22, and he's likely to head to Double-A Tulsa this weekend. He took grounders to both sides Wednesday and also threw off balance while on the run. SS Josh Rutledge (quadriceps) tested his left quadriceps during the workout, and both players took batting practice as well. 1B Jason Giambi (virus) could join Tulowitzki on the rehab assignment.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays placed SS Yunel Escobar on the paternity list Wednesday, Aug. 22, and recalled RP Chad Beck from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

SS | Justin Sellers | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Justin Sellers (back) will undergo season-ending back surgery Thursday, Aug. 23.


Third Baseman

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre hit three homers and drove in five runs Wednesday, Aug. 22.

3B | Josh Donaldson | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Josh Donaldson has a career-best six-game hitting streak and is batting .429 (15-for-35) in nine games since being recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Aug. 14.

3B | Todd Frazier | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker hinted that 3B Todd Frazier will lose significant playing time when 1B Joey Votto (knee) returns from the disabled list. "Joey is going to play. Nobody is better at third than Scott, and he's coming on quickly," Baker said. "Sometimes when you're on a real good team, you've got to wait your turn to play every day. It's fortunate that he's had this opportunity. He wouldn't have been playing every day had Joey and Rolen (not been hurt).

3B | Eric Sogard | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Eric Sogard (back) went 2-for-2 in a rehab game with Triple-A Sacramento Monday, Aug. 20.


Catcher

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia (hand) will travel to Florida Sunday, Aug. 26, to begin his rehab. He should return next month.

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters (shoulder) left the game early Wednesday, Aug. 22, because of a right shoulder contusion. He will undergo an X-ray on his shoulder as a precaution.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey (hamstring) was scratched from the lineup with a tight hamstring Wednesday, Aug. 22.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (foot) took batting practice Wednesday, Aug. 22, for the first time since landing on the disabled list. He could resume running early next week, but the team plans to be cautious with his return. "I expect when he comes back and he runs, I don't want him to have a relapse. Because (with) what he's got, that can be very possible," Manuel said. "He's got to be totally healed, as well."

C | Jason Jaramillo | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics signed free-agent C Jason Jaramillo (Brewers) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 21.


Outfielder

OF | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Allen Craig extended his hitting streak to 11 games Wednesday, Aug. 22.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (ankle) will likely miss a couple of days with a sprained right ankle. X-rays were negative.

OF | Colby Rasmus | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus is hitless in his last 26 at-bats.

OF | Michael Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders hit his 14th homer in the first inning Wednesday, Aug. 22, against the Cleveland Indians. Saunders has four homers in his last four games.

OF | David DeJesus | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF David DeJesus (hand) appeared to hurt his left hand in a collision with OF Brett Jackson while making a sliding attempt at a catch against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 22, but he stayed in the game.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp homered, doubled and scored three runs Wednesday, Aug. 22, in a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

OF | Eric Young Jr. | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous items, Colorado Rockies 2B Eric Young Jr. (side) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 21, with a left side strain.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (blister) has a blister on the palm of his right hand. Ethier said he was fine while taking batting practice before the game Wednesday, Aug. 22, but he may still be scratched from the starting lineup.

OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (collarbone, shoulder) said he hopes to be available at some point during their four-game series against the Texas Rangers that starts Thursday, Aug. 23.

OF | Emilio Bonifacio | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Emilio Bonifacio (knee) is hoping to return before the end of the season after being put on the disabled list with a right knee sprain.

OF | Justin Maxwell | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Justin Maxwell (finger) was scratched from the lineup with a bruised right index finger Wednesday, Aug. 22. He's listed as day-to-day.

OF | Michael Bourn | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann, OF Michael Bourn and 2B Dan Uggla are all sitting out against Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler Wednesday, Aug. 22. Left-handed hitters are hitting only .143 against Detwiler this year, while righties are batting .267.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Nate Schierholtz (toe) took batting practice for the first time Wednesday, Aug. 22, since breaking his right toe 10 days ago.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) on the disabled list with a sore right wrist Wednesday, Aug. 22, and recalled SP Garrett Richards from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move. However, Richards will start off in the bullpen with "an opportunity to pitch his way into a bigger role."

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin has 10 hits in his last 13 at-bats over three games heading into Wednesday, Aug. 22, with six of the hits going to the opposite field or center field. Maybin is batting .297 in August and has raised his average from .211 to .230 in the last three games.

OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (wrist) is on schedule to return from the disabled list Friday, Aug. 24.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (hand) is back in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 22, while 3B David Freese is taking the day off. Beltran received a cortisone shot in his left hand Tuesday, Aug. 21.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (concussion) hit two home runs and knocked in five runs with Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, Aug. 21, and it was his second two-hit game in four rehab games.

OF | Mike Carp | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Carp (thigh) will work out with Triple-A Tacoma during the team's upcoming seven-day road trip.

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton (hamstring) was out of the lineup for Game 1 of a doubleheader Wednesday, Aug. 22, but his left hamstring was feeling better after he left the game early with tightness in his hamstring Tuesday, Aug. 21. He underwent an MRI exam Wednesday, and everything was good. Upton could play in the second game.

OF | A.J. Pollock | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled OF A.J. Pollock from Triple-A Reno Wednesday, Aug. 22, for the doubleheader. He'll be returned to the minors following the games.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies activated OF Carlos Gonzalez from the bereavement list Wednesday, Aug. 22, and optioned SP Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a corresponding move.

OF | Kirk Nieuwenhuis | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis (foot) will not return this season but won't need surgery on his right foot.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister (groin) was scratched from his start Saturday, Aug. 25. SP Drew Smyly will start in his place.

SP | Tyson Ross | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics recalled SP Tyson Ross from Triple-A Sacramento.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett was placed on revocable waivers, but he's not expected to be claimed.

SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Tyler Skaggs will remain in the majors, but his role is undefined.

SP | Wade Miley | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Wade Miley allowed four hits and a walk while fanning five in eight shutout innings to beat the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Aug. 22.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris is 0-10 with a 6.78 ERA in his last 14 starts.

SP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale allowed a run on three hits and struck out 13 in 7 2/3 innings to beat the New York Yankees Wednesday, Aug. 22.

SP | Jacob Turner | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Jacob Turner, who was in his first start for Miami since coming to the Marlins in a trade-deadline deal with Detroit, allowed three runs and four hits in six innings Wednesday, Aug. 22, in a 3-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SP | Liam Hendriks | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Liam Hendriks (0-6) is still searching for his first major league win after 13 career starts, and nine this season. Hendriks allowed four runs and six hits in five innings Wednesday, Aug. 22, in a 6-1 loss to the Oakland Athletics.

SP | Tom Milone | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Tom Milone allowed one run and two hits, struck out five and walked one in eight innings to end a five-start winless stretch in which he had gone 0-3 since his last victory, a 9-3 decision at Minnesota on July 14. The Athletics beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Wednesday, Aug. 22.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (ankle) threw around 55 pitches on flat ground Wednesday, Aug. 22, and is pleased with his progress. He does not think he is ready to throw off a mound yet. He is scheduled to throw on flat ground again Saturday, Aug. 25.

SP | Ricky Romero | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Ricky Romero will not have his next start skipped, and the team doesn't plan on sending him to the minors. Romero has lost an American League-worst 10 straight decisions while putting up an ERA of 7.69 and a WHIP of 1.96 over an 11-start span. He gave up a career-high eight walks in his start against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Aug. 21.

SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront (knee) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Aug. 21, and he is a candidate to make a start against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 26.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said it is likely that SP Stephen Strasburg will miss at least his last two starts of the year as the team holds him to between 160 and 180 innings. General manager Mike Rizzo said the team doesn't have a specific number of innings in mind, but Strasburg will be shut down at some point, and Rizzo will make the call, not Johnson.

SP | Jason Marquis | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Jason Marquis (hand) underwent X-rays on his left hand after taking a line drive off his hand Tuesday, Aug. 21. The X-rays didn't show structural damage, and he will make his next start.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (shoulder) will miss his next start with shoulder tightness, according to manager Joe Girardi. Nova could land on the disabled list. He is 1-3 with a 7.02 ERA in his last eight starts. However, he said the tightness in his shoulder just cropped during his last outing Tuesday, Aug. 21.

SP | Edinson Volquez | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres placed SP Edinson Volquez on trade waivers, and it would be surprising if he goes unclaimed since he garnered trade interest before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

SP | Ubaldo Jimenez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Ubaldo Jimenez gave up two home runs in his last start Monday, Aug. 20, and he's surrendered a career-high 23 long balls in 143 1/3 innings this year. His previous high was 17 in 188 1/3 innings last season. Jimenez is giving up a rate of 1.4 homers per nine innings this year after his career rate before this season was 0.6 home runs per nine. Manager Manny Acta thinks the reason is that Jimenez is falling behind in the count more often.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Johan Santana (back) will be shut down for the rest of the season after dealing with inflammation in his back. Doctors are prescribing rest and medication for Santana, and the team expects him to be back at full strength next year.

SP | Andrew Werner | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres recalled P Andrew Werner from Triple-A Tucson Wednesday, Aug. 22, and optioned RP Brad Boxberger to Tucson in a corresponding move. Also, OF Jeremy Hermida was designated for assignment. Werner was 5-10 with a 3.70 ERA and 109 strikeouts against 31 walks in 22 starts between Double-A San Antonio and Tucson.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (shoulder) will undergo an angiogram Friday, Aug. 24, and he should be cleared to resume throwing. However, the team isn't expecting to have him back this year.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles are tweaking their rotation this weekend to give extra rest to SPs Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez. SP Zach Britton will start Friday, Aug. 24, and SP Chris Tillman will go Sunday, Aug. 26. SP Steven Johnson could be a possibility to pitch Saturday, Aug. 25, if he isn't need in relief before then. The team would like to limit Chen's innings down the stretch.

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon has been suspended for 50 games after testing positive for testosterone.

SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list and move into the rotation spot of SP Randy Wolf Saturday, Aug. 25.

SP | Joe Blanton | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Joe Blanton is 0-3 with a 7.71 ERA and has allowed 28 hits and nine walks in 21 innings since joining the team. He had just 18 walks in 133 1/3 innings with the Philadelphia Phillies this year.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (neck) tossed seven scoreless innings while giving up a hit, four walks and striking out seven in his fifth rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket Tuesday, Aug. 21. He threw 59 of his 102 pitches for strikes, and he could be activated from the disabled list to start against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Aug. 26.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Dan Jennings | Miami Marlins | Transaction
The Miami Marlins optioned RP Dan Jennings to Triple-A New Orleans.

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman (leg) was hit in leg by a broken bat in the ninth inning Wednesday, Aug. 22. He had ice on his lower leg after the game and said he will be fine.

RP | Brian Wilson | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said RP Brian Wilson (elbow) will begin throwing Oct. 6, which would be six months after his Tommy John surgery.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (calf) played catch on flat ground Wednesday, Aug. 22, and felt great. There is no timetable for his return, though, and he'll likely be back in September.

RP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (quadriceps) will skip his next start Thursday, Aug. 23, with a tight right quadriceps. SP Roy Oswalt will fill in and start against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday. Darvish is scheduled to make his next start against the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 28. His injury isn't considered to be serious, but the team is being cautious. "I just felt a little tightness in my quad during my bullpen yesterday," Darvish said in a statement. "I don't look at it as an injury, just a precaution. It's just a small problem now. I want to handle it before it becomes a big problem. We talked over with the coaches, and this is the best decision for me and the team going forward."

RP | Esmerling Vasquez | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said the team could go to a six-man rotation in September if they call up another pitcher. SP Esmerling Vasquez has a 2.86 ERA with 91 strikeouts and 36 walks in 94 1/3 innings with Triple-A Rochester this year.

RP | Luke Gregerson | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Luke Gregerson extended his scoreless innings streak to 19 2/3 innings Tuesday, Aug. 21, with a scoreless inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has given up 10 hits and three walks while fanning 20 during the streak.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford approached manager Ron Roenicke last week and asked to have the closer role back. Roenicke agreed that Axford was ready to return to ninth-inning duties, so Axford was given the chance for the save opportunity Tuesday, Aug. 21, and Axford didn't disappoint. "You've still got to perform, and he knows that," general manager Doug Melvin said. "We've showed confidence in him, and he wants to do it. You saw last night, 97-98 mph. This isn't someone whose velocity has gone down. It's a matter of throwing strikes and gaining confidence. He showed the confidence to go in the office."

RP | Sam Demel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned P Sam Demel to Triple-A Reno Wednesday, Aug. 22, to make room for SP Tyler Skaggs on the active roster.

RP | Jordan Norberto | Oakland Athletics | Injury,
Updating a previous item, the Oakland Athletics placed RP Jordan Norberto (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with left shoulder tendonitis Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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