Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 28, 2012 @ 08:50:50 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Lance Berkman | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Lance Berkman (knee) was hitless in four at-bats in a minor-league rehab game Monday, Aug. 27, with Triple-A Memphis. Berkman is scheduled to start Tuesday, Aug. 28.

1B | Gaby Sanchez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 1B Gaby Sanchez was getting in some work at third base Monday, Aug. 27. "You get reports and you read them, but you don't want to box people in; you want to move them around, actually put your eyes on them and work with them a little bit and see if you can stretch them in some areas a little bit," manager Clint Hurdle said.

1B | Carlos Pena | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce, 1B Carlos Pena and OF Luke Scott are all sitting Monday, Aug. 27.

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto (knee) will start his rehab with Single-A Dayton Tuesday, Aug. 28. "I'm a little apprehensive because I haven't played in a long time," Votto said. "The work on the field has been good. I have a long way to go on my swing. The things that I'm uncomfortable about will come out when I play in Dayton."

1B | Steve Pearce | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees acquired 1B Steve Pearce from the Houston Astros Monday, Aug. 27, in exchange for cash considerations. 3B Brandon Laird was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

Second Baseman

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (back) was scratched from the lineup with lower back stiffness Monday, Aug. 27.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano hit two homers Monday, Aug. 27.

2B | Jimmy Paredes | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros INF Jimmy Paredes will play right field for the team, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.

2B | Josh Rutledge | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge (quadriceps) could return to the lineup Monday, Aug. 27, after being limited to pinch hitting for the last eight games. He has gone 4-for-7 with four RBIs as a pinch hitter. Rutledge is expected to play some second base later this week to prepare for the position when SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) returns. Manager Jim Tracy likes what he's seeing from INF DJ LeMahieu and said he'll see time when Rutledge returns, meaning Rutledge could also play some third base.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy's (shoulder) MRI exam came back negative Monday, Aug. 27, and he'll be able to play through his rotator cuff injury.


SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs are nearing a contract extension with SS Starlin Castro, and an agreement on a seven-year, $59 million deal could be announced Tuesday, Aug. 28, according to major league sources. The money in the contract was agreed to 10 days ago. The Cubs will have a $16 million option for an eighth year with a $1 million buyout.

SS | Sean Rodriguez | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Sean Rodriguez (hand) fractured his right hand after punching a locker at Triple-A Durham Sunday, Aug. 26, and he may not play for the rest of the season. He will visit with a hand specialist Tuesday, Aug. 28, but he thinks he has enough movement in his hand to allow him to return before the end of the year.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) went 0-for-3 with an RBI in five innings in his second rehab game with Double-A Tulsa. Tulowitzki and 1B Jason Giambi (virus) will play again Monday, Aug. 27, and then be re-evaluated.

SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox recalled SS Jose Iglesias and RP Junichi Tazawa from the minors.

SS | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers moved INF Jerry Hairston Jr. (hip) to the 60-day disabled list.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez went 1-for-12 with six strikeouts in the three-game series with the Miami Marlins.

Third Baseman

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) is still doing strengthening and range-of-motion exercises and isn't taking full batting practice yet.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez hit two homers Monday, Aug. 27.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 3-for-3 with a homer and four RBI Monday, Aug. 27.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (wrist) was out again Monday, Aug. 27.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hand) is scheduled to take batting practice Tuesday, Aug. 28.

3B | Eric Sogard | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Oakland Athletics INF Eric Sogard (ankle, back) was diagnosed with a high ankle sprain.

3B | Brandon Inge | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 3B Brandon Inge (shoulder) isn't ready to return from the disabled list and might not until the team returns from their road trip.

3B | Michael Young | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers activated INF Michael Young from the paternity list Monday, Aug. 27, and designated INF Luis Hernandez for assignment in a corresponding move.


C | Nick Hundley | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres C Nick Hundley (knee) will have surgery Wednesday, Aug. 29, to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli (quadriceps) said he isn't ready to return after running the bases Monday, Aug. 27. It's unknown if he'll return this weekend now.

C | Anthony Recker | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics acquired C Blake Lalli from the Chicago Cubs Monday, Aug. 27, in exchange for C Anthony Recker.


OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez had four hits Monday, Aug. 27.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun had four hits and five RBI Monday, Aug. 27. He also hit his league-leading 35th homer.

OF | Adam L. Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam L. Jones hasn't homered in 108 at-bats, which is the longest drought of his career.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (ankle) rolled his ankle in the game Monday, Aug. 27, against the St. Louis Cardinals, but he said he will be OK.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (groin) is back in the lineup Monday, Aug. 27, after tweaking his left groin Saturday, Aug. 25.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (oblique) is playing catch but hasn't resumed swinging a bat. He can return from the disabled list Sept. 3.

OF | Scott Hairston | New York Mets | Fantasy
The team that claimed New York Mets OF Scott Hairston on trade waivers Monday, Aug. 27, was trying to block him from going to another team, so it's likely that he will remain with the Mets.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon has nine RBIs in 11 games since moving from leadoff to No. 3 in the order.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler switched agents Monday, Aug. 27, moving from agent Scott Boras to Casey Close.

OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo (shoulder) is returning to the lineup Monday, Aug. 27.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners activated OF Franklin Gutierrez (concussion) from the disabled list Monday, Aug. 27, and optioned OF Casper Wells to Triple-A Tacoma in a corresponding move. Gutierrez batted .333 with seven RBIs and two home runs in seven rehab games with Tacoma. Wells can return when rosters expand in September.

OF | Ryan Kalish | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox recalled OF Ryan Kalish from the minors Monday, Aug. 27. RP Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

OF | Juan Pierre | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Juan Pierre stole his 586th career base Sunday, Aug. 26, moving him into a tie for 19th place on the all-time list with Maury Wills.

Starting Pitcher

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers inquired about New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia and 1B Mark Teixeira. The Yankees had no interest in trading them.

SP | Erik Bedard | free agent | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates released SP Erik Bedard.

SP | Casey Kelly | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Casey Kelly allowed three hits and two walks while striking out four in six shutout innings to win his major-league debut over the Atlanta Braves Monday, Aug. 27.

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez allowed five hits and a walk while fanning five in a complete-game shutout over the Minnesota Twins Monday, Aug. 27.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse won his 14th game with five innings of work against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, Aug. 27. He hasn't lost in 13 starts, dating back to June 15, and is 14-2 on the season.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (ankle) is scheduled to throw off flat ground Tuesday, Aug. 28.

SP | Dylan Axelrod | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Dylan Axelrod is expected to start Wednesday, Aug. 29, against the Baltimore Orioles in place of SP Gavin Floyd (elbow).

SP | Francisco Liriano | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Francisco Liriano (leg) dealt with cramps in his left leg during his start in a no-decision Monday, Aug. 27, against the Baltimore Orioles. He allowed two earned runs, six hits and four walks over five innings.

SP | Roberto Hernandez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Roberto Hernandez (ankle) left his start Monday, Aug. 27, against the Oakland Athletics due to a right ankle sprain.

SP | Josh Beckett | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett allowed three earned runs, seven hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings Monday, Aug. 27, against the Colorado Rockies in his team debut. He was able to amass six strikeouts in the loss.

SP | Henderson Alvarez | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Henderson Alvarez (shin) left his start Monday, Aug. 27, against the New York Yankees after being hit by a comebacker in the left shin. X-rays were negative, and he was diagnosed with a contusion. Henderson is considered day to day.

SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (groin) is optimistic that he'll make his next start against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, Aug. 31. He felt fine running Sunday, Aug. 26.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (shoulder) said he's feeling better and could be cleared to resume throwing Tuesday, Aug. 28. "We're getting treatment and doing everything," Nova said. "Hopefully in two weeks, I expect that I'll be pitching again."

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) will miss his next start. "I think the part that concerns you is he's already had a DL stint for the same thing. Once he starts talking about not feeling right, you just don't like to send him out there or even him take his next start. I don't know. I just know it concerns you enough when you're dealing with a guy's future, his health and all that," manager Robin Ventura said. Ps Hector Santiago or Philip Humber could fill in for a spot start.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (knee) is expected to go at least five innings in a minor league rehab game Saturday, Sept. 1, after throwing 58 pitches in his second simulated game Monday, Aug. 27. Hammel will likely be limited to around the six-inning range if he returns to the rotation in early September.

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said SP Jeff Niemann (hand, leg) doesn't need another rehab start, and the speculation is that he will return to start Saturday, Sept. 1.

SP | Dallas Braden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous item, Oakland Athletics SP Dallas Braden (shoulder) had a torn rotator cuff that was fixed with surgery Monday, Aug. 27, and he'll be involved in a lengthy rehab process.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy will have extra rest before his next start Friday, Aug. 31, against the Detroit Tigers.

SP | Jason Vargas | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SPs Kevin Millwood and Jason Vargas were both put on trade waivers Monday, Aug. 27, and both are likely to be claimed.

SP | Travis Blackley | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Travis Blackley will start Wednesday, Aug. 29, unless he's needed in emergency relief before then.

SP | Joe Saunders | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Joe Saunders is likely to make his team debut Wednesday, Aug. 29, against the Chicago White Sox. SP Zach Britton will likely start either Wednesday or Thursday, Aug. 30, and SP Steven Johnson is still an option for the rotation.

SP | A.J. Griffin | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin (shoulder) will start for Triple-A Sacramento Monday, Aug. 27, meaning he wouldn't be able to pitch for the A's until Saturday, Sept. 1.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (shoulder) received a clean bill of health after having an angiogram on his shoulder Friday, Aug. 24. He will wait until this week to resume throwing and going through full workouts. He's expected to be fully healthy for spring training next year.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (neck) will return from the disabled list to start against the Kansas City Royals Monday, Aug. 27. It will be his first start since his injury July 3. Matsuzaka went 1-1 with a 2.78 ERA and 21 strikeouts in five rehab starts with Triple-A Pawtucket.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds CL Aroldis Chapman has converted a franchise-record 24 straight save chances.

RP | Jason Frasor | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury
Toronto Blue Jays RP Jason Frasor (forearm) threw another bullpen session Monday, Aug. 27, and is expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend.

RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles CL Jim Johnson nailed down his major league-leading 40th save Monday, Aug. 27.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (calf) might start a minor-league rehab assignment before the minor league season ends Sept. 3.

RP | Joe Thatcher | San Diego Padres | Injury,
San Diego Padres RP Joe Thatcher (knee) threw a simulated game Monday, Aug. 27.

RP | Aaron Laffey | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Aaron Laffey (calf) left his appearance in the sixth inning Monday, Aug. 27, against the New York Yankees when he was hit in the left calf by a comebacker. He was diagnosed with a left calf contusion.

RP | J.C. Romero | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Baltimore Orioles RP J.C. Romero declined his outright assignment to the minors, becoming a free agent Monday, Aug. 27.

RP | Josh Wall | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RP Josh Wall from Triple-A Albuquerque Monday, Aug. 27, and optioned RP Shawn Tolleson to Single-A Rancho Cucamonga in a corresponding move.

RP | Jordan Norberto | Oakland Athletics | Injury,
Oakland Athletics RP Jordan Norberto (shoulder) underwent an MRI exam that revealed nothing new. He received a cortisone shot.

RP | Pedro Feliciano | New York Yankees | Injury,
New York Yankees RP Pedro Feliciano (shoulder) has joined Double-A Trenton on his rehab assignment.

RP | Aaron Crow | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RPs Aaron Crow and Tim Collins are unavailable to pitch Monday, Aug. 27, because they had both pitched in each of the previous three games.

RP | Dale Thayer | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres will activate RP Dale Thayer from the paternity list Monday, Aug. 27. RPs Josh Spence and Brad Boxberger will be sent back to Triple-A Tucson to make room on the roster.

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