1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard hit a grand slam Tuesday, Aug. 28.
1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (calf) is back in the lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday, Aug. 28, after missing the last four games with a right calf injury.
1B | Mark Donato | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
Kansas City Royals 1B Mark Donato was suspended 50 games Tuesday, Aug. 28, for violating the minor league drug and prevention program. He tested positive for an amphetamine. Donato was hitting .253 with three home runs and 27 RBIs in 38 games in the Arizona Rookie League.
1B | Steve Pearce | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees optioned 3B Casey McGehee to Single-A Charleston Tuesday, Aug. 28, to make room on the roster for 1B Steve Pearce. Pearce is the designated hitter Tuesday.
1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (calf) can't do any baseball-related activities at the moment, and he'll be out anywhere from "seven, eight to 15 days." Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira would be put on the disabled list if it weren't for rosters expanding this weekend. Teixeira is optimistic he'll be able to return sooner than later. OF Nick Swisher is starting at first base Tuesday, Aug. 28.
1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau was claimed by an undisclosed team a few days ago, but no trade was completed.
1B | Jason Giambi | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) will be sent to Triple-A Colorado Springs to continue his rehab assignment if he checks out well Tuesday, Aug. 28. He could return to the team in early September. Tulowitzki and 1B Jason Giambi (virus) could return as early as Saturday, Sept. 1.
2B | Luis Hernandez | Texas Rangers | Transaction
Texas Rangers INF Luis Hernandez cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock Tuesday, Aug. 28.
2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy (shoulder) is returning to the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 28.
SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Updating previous items, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro will receive a $6 million signing bonus and a $5 million base salary in the first two years of his contract. His salary then goes to $6 million in the third year, $7 million in the fourth, $9 million in the fifth, $10 million in the sixth and $11 million in the seventh. There is an option for an eighth year at $16 million or a buyout of $1 million.
SS | Willie Bloomquist | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Willie Bloomquist (back) was hitless in two at-bats during a minor-league appearance Monday, Aug. 27, and he is scheduled to play again Wednesday, Aug. 29. He might return Saturday, Sept. 1, but manager Kirk Gibson said that is tentative. "We'll see how he feels," Gibson said. "He felt really good yesterday and feels good today so far. But if he's not ready to play, I don't know if we'd activate him."
SS | Jed Lowrie | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie (knee) is targeting a return from the 15-day disabled list in mid-September. "I'm encouraged with how everything is progressing," Lowrie said Tuesday, Aug. 28.
SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said 3B Todd Frazier won't be used to spell SS Zack Cozart at shortstop.
SS | Sean Rodriguez | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon isn't counting on SS Sean Rodriguez (hand) to return to the team in September to help them for the stretch run. "It's unfortunate because he was definitely a part of our very short-term, near-term plans," Maddon said. "He was going to be playing up in Toronto, we had it all set up he was going to be out (in Durham) for a couple days, work on some things and come back and play. So it's very unfortunate for us and for him."
SS | Jurickson Profar | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SS Jurickson Profar is expected to be recalled at some point in September, although he's unlikely to play much until the team either clinches a playoff spot or are very confident that they'll get into the postseason. 1B Brandon Snyder and SP Martin Perez could join the team when rosters expand Saturday, Sept. 1. P Tanners Scheppers and OF Leonys Martin will be returning to the big league club, too.
SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) went 2-for-4 with a home run as the designated hitter with Double-A Tulsa Monday, Aug. 27, but he said he's not running free and easy just yet. "It felt good, but then again I didn't push it," Tulowitzki said. "The most I played (at Double-A) was seven innings last night at DH. The most I've played at short was five innings." Tulowitzki is unlikely to return this weekend.
SS | Chase d'Arnaud | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled SS Chase d'Arnaud from Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, Aug. 28. He hit .247 with 33 stolen bases in 97 games with Indianapolis this year.
SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (hamstring) and OF Mike Morse (hand) are both back in the lineup Tuesday, Aug. 28. Desmond has been dealing with a mild hamstring strain and Morse is getting over a bruised right hand.
SS | Nick Punto | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Roy Oswalt cleared trade waivers Tuesday, Aug. 28, which means he could be dealt before Friday, Aug. 31. The Rangers are looking for a utility infielder, and the Los Angeles Dodgers could be a good fit after just acquiring INF Nick Punto.
3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez went 4-for-5 with two homers and four RBI Tuesday, Aug. 28.
3B | Todd Frazier | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier will come off the bench when 1B Joey Votto (knee) returns from the 15-day disabled list, according to manager Dusty Baker. The skipper maintained he plans to mix and match and plug Frazier in at first base, third base and left field when Votto, 3B Scott Rolen and OF Ryan Ludwick need a day off.
3B | Lonnie Chisenhall | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall (forearm) did infield drills and took batting practice Tuesday, Aug. 28, and the team is hoping he can go on a rehab assignment with Double-A Akron soon.
3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (wrist) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 28, and is hitting seventh in the order.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hand) will go through another workout Wednesday, Aug. 29, and he's hoping to play in some minor league rehab games before returning.
3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said he's playing INF Kevin Frandsen over 3B Placido Polanco lately because Frandsen has been playing well at third base.
3B | Eric Chavez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher, 3Bs Eric Chavez and Casey McGehee and 1B Steve Pearce are all options to play first base while 1B Mark Teixeira (calf) recovers from a Grade 1 strain of his left calf.
3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is hitting .447 with six home runs, five doubles and 16 RBIs in 12 games since Aug. 16.
C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins placed C Joe Mauer on trade waivers Tuesday, Aug. 28, according to a major league source.
C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (head) was given a SCAT II concussion test after a collision forced him out of the game Tuesday, Aug. 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He passed the test, and X-rays were also negative.
C | Bryan Anderson | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned P Brandon Dickson and SS Ryan Jackson to Triple-A Memphis Tuesday, Aug. 28, and they recalled C Bryan Anderson and RP Trevor Rosenthal.
C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli (quadriceps) has been unable to accelerate while running the base paths. The team hopes he can go on a rehab assignment before the minor league season ends, but that is looking unlikely.
OF | Colby Rasmus | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus is out of the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 29.
OF | Michael Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (groin) missed his fourth straight game Tuesday, Aug. 28.
OF | Justin Ruggiano | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano had four hits Tuesday, Aug. 28.
OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (collarbone, shoulder) will have an MRI on his collarbone/shoulder area Wednesday, Aug. 29.
OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce (forearm) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 28, against the Texas Rangers due to a strained left forearm. He is considered day to day.
OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz (elbow) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 28, due to a bruised left elbow. X-rays were negative, and he is considered day to day.
OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (knee) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 28, against the New York Mets due to a sore knee.
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (knee, jaw) left the game Tuesday, Aug. 28, due to a right knee contusion. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his knee, and he will have a CT scan on his jaw, too. However, Kemp does not have concussion-like symptoms. Manager Don Mattingly expects Kemp to miss at least the game Wednesday, Aug. 29.
OF | Justin Maxwell | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Justin Maxwell (finger) said Tuesday, Aug. 28, that he has no structural damage in his right index finger after meeting with doctors. He will try to swing a bat Wednesday, Aug. 29, and is available as a pinch runner.
OF | Jeremy Hermida | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
San Diego Padres OF Jeremy Hermida cleared waivers and became a free agent Tuesday, Aug. 28.
OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is receiving a breather Tuesday, Aug. 28, and SS Josh Rutledge (quadriceps) is back in the starting lineup, but he's unlikely to play the whole game.
OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (wrist) is hoping to resume swinging in around 10 weeks from now, and he's fully expected to be ready for spring training next year.
OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran has two hits in 17 at-bats without an RBI on the team's current road trip since Aug. 19. He said his injured left hand isn't the reason for his struggles. "I don't feel right right now," Beltran said. "I feel lost a little bit. But not a big deal. It will change."
OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp's (foot) X-rays showed no fracture in his right foot. He's being listed as day-to-day.
OF | Josh Sale | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
Tampa Bay Rays OF Josh Sale was suspended 50 games Tuesday, Aug. 28, for testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug.
OF | Kole Calhoun | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim recalled OF Kole Calhoun from Triple-A Salt Lake Tuesday, Aug. 28. Calhoun hit .298 with 14 home runs, 30 doubles and 73 RBIs in 105 games with Salt Lake this year.
OF | Logan Morrison | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Logan Morrison (knee) will undergo knee surgery Sept. 5, and he'll need six months of rehab. He's expected to be ready for spring training next year.
OF | Alejandro De Aza | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza (back) is ready to start his minor league rehab assignment.
OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (oblique) could return to play this year. "It's better than it was a week ago," Cuddyer said. "It's tough to say where you're at. I really don't know where I am right now."
SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels (illness) was scratched from his start Wednesday, Aug. 29, due to a gastrointestinal illness. SP Tyler Cloyd will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start.
SP | Kris Medlen | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen allowed five hits and struck out nine in eight shutout innings to beat the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Aug. 28. He extended his scoreless streak to 28 1/3 innings.
SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore left shoulder. SP Zach Stewart will take his spot in the rotation.
SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto moved to 17-6 with a win over the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, Aug. 28. He allowed two runs in seven innings and struck out five. He leads the majors with those 17 wins.
SP | Hisashi Iwakuma | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma allowed an unearned run on one hit and struck out four in six innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Aug. 28. He's 3-1 with a 2.05 ERA this month.
SP | Bruce Chen | Kansas City Royals | Injury
Kansas City Royals SP Bruce Chen (ankle) rolled his ankle when he stepped on a ball in the outfield during batting practice Monday, Aug. 27.
SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Justin Verlander matched a career high with eight earned runs in 5 2/3 innings in his no-decision against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, Aug. 28.
SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo allowed a run on three hits and three walks while fanning nine in seven innings to beat the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Aug. 28. After a rough April, Gallardo is 13-6 with a 3.08 ERA.
SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish allowed six hits and two walks while striking out 10 in seven shutout innings to beat the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, Aug. 28.
SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco allowed five hits and struck out six in a complete-game shutout over the Washington Nationals Tuesday, Aug. 28.
SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald allowed two hits and a walk while fanning six in seven shutout innings to beat the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday, Aug. 28.
SP | A.J. Griffin | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin allowed a run in five innings in his second rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento Monday, Aug. 27.
SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman allowed a hit and four walks while striking out five in seven shutout innings to beat the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, Aug. 28.
SP | Josh Collmenter | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks P Josh Collmenter (ulcers) might be ready to come off the 15-day disabled list as early as Saturday, Sept. 1, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
SP | Trevor Bauer | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks will not bring SP Trevor Bauer back from the minors until the season ends at Triple-A Reno. The Aces were four games ahead in their division with seven to play. The season runs through Sept. 4, and then through Sept. 16 for the championship series.
SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris (blister) left his start Tuesday, Aug. 28, against the San Francisco Giants due to a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.
SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum was put on trade waivers Tuesday, Aug. 28. His next start is against the Chicago Cubs Thursday, Aug. 30, shortly before the waiver period expires for that day. The Los Angeles Dodgers could place a claim on Marcum.
SP | Scott Diamond | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Diamond is appealing his six-game suspension, so he will be allowed to start Tuesday, Aug. 28, against the Seattle Mariners. The appeal likely won't be heard until next week.
SP | Doug Fister | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Doug Fister (groin) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Aug. 28, and feels like he will make his next scheduled start against the Chicago White Sox Friday, Aug. 31. SP Drew Smyly will take the turn again Friday if Fister can't go.
SP | Roberto Hernandez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Roberto Hernandez (ankle) will test his right ankle by throwing off a mound Wednesday, Aug. 29, before the team decides if he'll need to skip his next start. Hernandez is confident that he'll be OK. He played catch Tuesday, Aug. 28, and felt improved.
SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) threw all of his pitches during a 40-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Aug. 28, and Carpenter is still unsure if he'll be able to continue his career next season. "There never was a schedule," Carpenter said. "From the time of the surgery, I needed to take four weeks after the surgery to exercise and get strong and let the scar and the stuff that (the doctor) did cut-wise heal. Then, as long as my arm was strong enough, I could start doing whatever I needed to do as long as I didn't hurt anything and nothing made me sore." Carpenter said he is pain-free and his shoulder feels stronger, and he's scheduled for another bullpen Friday, Aug. 31.
SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann (leg, hand) will make his return from the disabled list and start against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, Sept. 1.
SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (ankle) threw on flat ground Tuesday, Aug. 28, and the team hopes he can throw a bullpen session Friday, Aug. 31, or Saturday, Sept. 1.
SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (knee) will be limited to 70 to 75 pitches during his rehab start with Single-A Frederick Saturday, Sept. 1, and he'll start for the team Sept. 6 unless he needs another rehab start.
SP | Troy Patton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles RP Troy Patton (ankle) did some running in a pool Tuesday, Aug. 28, and is expected to throw Thursday, Aug. 30.
SP | Randy Wolf | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics were one of the teams interested in SP Randy Wolf before he was slated to sign with the Baltimore Orioles.
SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (eye) is dealing with a right eye problem, and he wouldn't have been able to make his regular scheduled start Wednesday, Aug. 29.
SP | Travis Blackley | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Travis Blackley isn't expected to stay in the starting rotation with SPs A.J. Griffin (shoulder) and Dan Straily expected to rejoin the team soon. Straily can return Thursday, Aug. 30. Griffin allowed a run and three hits in five innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Sacramento Monday, Aug. 27, and he's expected to return Saturday, Sept. 1.
SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox placed SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) on the disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 28, and recalled SP Dylan Axelrod from the minors in a corresponding move.
SP | Mark Buehrle | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers are actively looking to acquire another starting pitcher, and they are willing to take on another hefty contract such as Miami Marlins SP Mark Buehrle's.
SP | Joe Saunders | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk Monday, Aug. 27, to make room on the roster for recently-acquired SP Joe Saunders. Saunders will make his debut for the team this week.
RP | Alfredo Aceves | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox RP Alfredo Aceves blew his eighth save of the season Tuesday, Aug. 28.
RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman recorded his 25th consecutive save in a row Tuesday, Aug. 28, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, extending his franchise record. His last blown save was June 24 against the Minnesota Twins.
RP | Takashi Saito | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Takashi Saito (hamstring) is expected to pitch in an Arizona rookie league game sometime this week, according to manager Kirk Gibson.
RP | Francisco Cordero | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros RP Francisco Cordero (toe) played catch Tuesday, Aug. 28, and he might throw from a mound Wednesday, Aug. 29.
RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Nick Masset's (shoulder) MRI exam was the same as his original test, and he'll be shut down for the time being. It's unlikely that he'll pitch again this year.
RP | Blake Parker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs activated P Blake Parker (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 28, and designated P Alex Hinshaw for assignment in a corresponding move.
RP | Guillermo Mota | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants activated RP Guillermo Mota from his 100-game suspension Tuesday, Aug. 28, and placed RP Jeremy Affeldt on the paternity list in a corresponding move.
RP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Roy Oswalt, who has been on trade waivers for roughly three weeks, does not have a no-trade clause in his contract, meaning he can't block a trade to another team.
RP | Miguel Gonzalez | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez will start against the New York Yankees Friday, Aug. 31.
RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (calf) will make at least one rehab appearance with Single-A Lake Elsinore this week and could return from the disabled list next week.
RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed RP Scott Downs on the bereavement list Monday, Aug. 27.
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