Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 5, 2012 @ 08:57:08 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Joey Votto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 1B Joey Votto is in the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 5. OF Drew Stubbs is sitting out.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols extended his hitting streak to 13 games Tuesday, Sept. 4.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche and OF Jayson Werth had four hits apiece Tuesday, Sept. 4. Two of LaRoche's hits were home runs.

1B | Casey McGehee | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees recalled 3B Casey McGehee from Single-A Charleston Tuesday, Sept. 4. He hit .360 with eight RBIs in seven games with Charleston.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (calf) expects to return when the team starts a four-game series with the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, Sept. 6. "It's just tight, not sore now," Teixeira said. "I don't know if it will be the first game in Baltimore or one of the games after that, but I expect to be back soon."

Second Baseman

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill had a career-high five hits Tuesday, Sept. 4.

2B | Emmanuel Burriss | San Francisco Giants | Transaction,
The San Francisco Giants recalled Ps Dan Otero and Dan Runzler from Triple-A Fresno Tuesday, Sept. 4, and INF Emmanuel Burriss' contract has also been purchased. P Eric Hacker has been designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano (hip) is in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 4, after testing his hip in batting practice. However, manager Joe Girardi isn't 100 percent sure that Cano will play.


SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (back) is out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 5.

SS | Chris Valaika | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction,
The Cincinnati Reds outrighted SS Chris Valaika and RP Jordan Smith to Triple-A Louisville.

SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera is in a 3-for-31 slump with nine strikeouts, which has dropped his batting average to .232 and his on-base percentage to .311.

Third Baseman

3B | Juremi Profar | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers signed 16-year-old 3B Juremi Profar, from Curacao. He's the younger brother of SS Jurickson Profar.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright is out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 5.

3B | Martin Prado | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said 3B Martin Prado will be the starter at second base after 2B Dan Uggla was benched. INFs Jeff Baker and Tyler Pastornicky can also play the keystone if needed. OFs Reed Johnson and Jose Constanza could split time in left field. Gonzalez said Uggla could win back the starting job at second before the end of the season.


C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli (quadriceps) ran on the field for the second consecutive day Tuesday, Sept. 4, and hopes to run the bases the following day.

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez recorded his third pickoff Tuesday, Sept. 4, against the Texas Rangers. That leads the major leagues.

C | Stephen Vogt | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays officially recalled P Dane De La Rosa and C Stephen Vogt from Triple-A Durham Tuesday, Sept. 4. They will be in uniform Wednesday, Sept. 5.

C | Guillermo Quiroz | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox acquired C Guillermo Quiroz from the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, Sept. 4, in exchange for cash considerations.

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia (hand) is expected to catch during a rehab assignment Tuesday, Sept. 4, and serve as the designated hitter Wednesday, Sept. 5, before possible returning from the disabled list Thursday, Sept. 6, or Friday, Sept. 7.


OF | Alejandro De Aza | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza is out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 5.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen had four hits and three RBI Tuesday, Sept. 4. It's the sixth time this season he had a four-hit game. SS Brock Holt also had four hits in just his third major league game.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche and OF Jayson Werth had four hits apiece Tuesday, Sept. 4. Two of LaRoche's hits were home runs.

OF | Travis Snider | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (hamstring) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 4, against the Houston Astros due to discomfort in his right hamstring.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (back) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 4, against the New York Mets due to lower back tightness.

OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (wrist) underwent successful wrist surgery in Cleveland Tuesday, Sept. 4.

OF | Eric Young Jr. | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Eric Young Jr. (oblique) is hopeful that he will return during the team's next homestand.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (hamstring) is back in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 4, after sitting out the last two days with right hamstring tightness.

OF | Mike Carp | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners activated OF Mike Carp (groin) from the disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 4, and recalled 1B Luis A. Jimenez, INF Carlos Triunfel, RP Shawn Kelley, 3B Alex Liddi, SP Hector Noesi and OF Casper Wells from the minors.

OF | Anthony Gose | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays recalled OF Anthony Gose and RP Chad Beck from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 4.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (knee) will not play Tuesday, Sept. 4, as he continues to rest his sore left knee.

OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (hand, thumb) is back in the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 4. OF Bryce Harper is taking the day off.

OF | Delmon Young | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Delmon Young is taking the day off Tuesday, Sept. 4. Young is 3-for-20 with five strikeouts in his career against Cleveland Indians SP Justin Masterson.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Clayton Mortensen | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox recalled P Clayton Mortensen from Double-A Portland.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw allowed a run over seven innings and struck out nine in his no-decision against the San Diego Padres Tuesday, Sept. 4. He reached 200 strikeouts for the third straight season.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia allowed nine hits and struck out five in 7 1/3 innings to beat the New York Mets Tuesday, Sept. 4.

SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves are unlikely to call up P Jair Jurrjens (groin).

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (ankle) will throw live batting practice Wednesday, Sept. 5.

SP | Will Smith | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Will Smith will have his turn in the rotation skipped. It is uncertain if he will be available out of the bullpen until his next scheduled start next week sometime.

SP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost flirted with the idea of bringing back SP Luke Hochevar to work on three days' rest Wednesday, Sept. 5, against the Texas Rangers, but the pitcher will now start Thursday, Sept. 6, instead.

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann (shoulder) will visit renowned Dr. James Andrews Wednesday, Sept. 5, for further examination of his injured shoulder.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) is not expected to pitch again this season, according to manager Don Mattingly. Billingsley is scheduled to receive another injection of platelet-rich plasma in his right elbow. "It's hard to think we're going to get Bills back," Mattingly said Tuesday, Sept. 4.

SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Tuesday, Sept. 4, that the team originally set out an innings limit of 180 for SP Jeff Samardzija before the start of the season. Right now, Samardzija is at 165 2/3 innings for the season. "Well, we have to sit down with the whole organization and evaluate that decision and see where we want to be," Sveum said. "That would obviously be a lot more innings that he's ever pitched (in the big leagues). But the strength level is obviously there right now, so it's something that we really got to evaluate."

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Tuesday, Sept. 4, that there is nothing new on the condition of SP Jered Weaver (shoulder) and his ailing right shoulder. However, it is looking doubtful that he will be ready to pitch Friday, Sept. 7, against the Detroit Tigers.

SP | John Lannan | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP John Lannan will join the starting rotation after SP Stephen Strasburg is shut down for the season. Strasburg is scheduled for his last start against the New York Mets Wednesday, Sept. 12. Lannan will make his first start against the Atlanta Braves between Sept. 14-16. Lannan won't be used out of the bullpen until at least Monday, Sept. 10.

SP | Troy Patton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles DH Jim Thome (neck) is feeling better and will visit with a doctor Thursday, Sept. 6. RP Troy Patton (ankle) threw from 120 feet on flat ground Tuesday, Sept. 4, up from 90 feet Monday, Sept. 3.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (knee) is expected to be activated from the disabled list and start against the New York Yankees Thursday, Sept. 6. He threw a successful bullpen Tuesday, Sept. 4, and threw five scoreless innings in a rehab game with Single-A Frederick Saturday, Sept. 1. SP Wei-Yin Chen will now start Friday, Sept. 7.

SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals activated SP Chien-Ming Wang (hip) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 4. The team also recalled OF Corey Brown from Triple-A Syracuse. Wang was 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 15 minor league rehab appearances.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) will pitch for short-season Grand Junction Wednesday, Sept. 5, and is expected to toss 45 pitches. The team is hoping he can make one start in the majors before heading to the instructional league and possibly pitching in the Mexican Winter League in the offseason.

SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman (elbow) is dealing with an inflamed nerve in his elbow, but his MRI exam didn't reveal any structural damage. Tillman could make his next start.

SP | Anthony Bass | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres activated SP Anthony Bass (shoulder) from the disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 4, and recalled RP Brad Boxberger, INF Andrew Parrino and C Ali Solis. SP Ross Ohlendorf and C Eddy Rodriguez were designated for assignment.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) said he'll throw again Thursday, Sept. 6. Ps Dylan Axelrod or Hector Santiago could take Floyd's spot in the rotation Sunday, Sept. 9.

SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled SP Shelby Miller, OF Adron Chambers and INF Ryan Jackson from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 4. Miller was 5-1 with a 2.89 ERA in six starts with Triple-A Memphis.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) threw a simulated game Tuesday, Sept. 4.

SP | Dallas Keuchel | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Houston Astros will use a six-man rotation for the rest of the year now that SP Dallas Keuchel has rejoined the team.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields has been using his fastball more often in his last nine starts, in which he's 5-2 with a 2.85 ERA, and opponents are hitting only .190 against his fastball as opposed to .352 in his first 19 starts of the season.

SP | Wily Peralta | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled Ps Wily Peralta and Tyler Thornburg and OF Logan Schafer from Triple-A Nashville Tuesday, Sept. 4. P Josh Stinson was recalled from Double-A Huntsville. Peralta will start against the Miami Marlins Wednesday, Sept. 5, taking the spot of SP Mark Rogers, who has been shut down for the rest of the season. Peralta was 7-11 with a 4.66 ERA in 28 starts with Nashville.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Jim Miller | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics recalled RP Jim Miller from Class A Stockton.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (calf) felt good after another bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 4. However, he has yet to resume running after a setback last week.

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
A cardiologist informed the Los Angeles Dodgers that RP Kenley Jansen (heart) might come off blood-thinning medications in 10 days, meaning he could be back on the field competing a few days after that. Jansen said he will "definitely" pitch again in 2012, and it appears Sept. 17 is the target date.

RP | Javy Guerra | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed RP Javy Guerra (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 4, with a left oblique strain. The move is retroactive to Sept. 3. P Josh Wall was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.

RP | Joe Nathan | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Joe Nathan earned an extra $300,000 by finishing his 50th game of the season Monday, Sept. 3. He also earned $100,000 for finishing 45 games and will make an extra $300,000 at 55 and 60 games finished, which would raise the total of his contract to $8 million this year. Nathan has tossed nine straight scoreless innings over his last 10 appearances.

RP | Rafael Dolis | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs will recall Ps Chris Rusin, Jaye Chapman and Rafael Dolis and C Anthony Recker from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 4.

RP | Sean Burnett | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals RP Sean Burnett (elbow) has been diagnosed with nerve irritation in his elbow, and the team is hoping a few days or a week off will alleviate the concerns and pain. P Christian Garcia may be used more as a result. Garcia touches 98 mph with his four-seamer, and one scout sees Garcia as an eighth-inning setup man in the future.

RP | Juan Oviedo | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins recalled P A.J. Ramos from the minors Tuesday, Sept. 4, and moved RP Juan Oviedo (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

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