Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 10, 2012 @ 08:57:14 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Darin Ruf | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Philadelphia Phillies 1B Darin Ruf was the Eastern League MVP after hitting .317 with 38 homers at Double-A Reading.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn (oblique) is not in the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Sept. 9.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (calf) re-injured his strained left calf on the final play of the game Saturday, Sept. 8, against the Baltimore Orioles. Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira will undergo an MRI exam Monday, Sept. 10, and does not expect him to be available for the team's upcoming series against the Boston Red Sox.

1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
As a result of the season-ending injury to Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (thumb), OF Nate McLouth is expected to serve as the team's regular leadoff hitter and INF Chris Davis will see playing time in right field. INF Wilson Betemit will likely see increased playing time as a designated hitter.

1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer is not in the lineup Saturday, Sept. 8, against Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale. C Salvador Perez will serve as the designated hitter, with DH/1B Billy Butler playing first base.

1B | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Mark Trumbo batted seventh in the Angels' order Friday, Sept. 7, for the first time since May 4. Trumbo got the day off Tuesday, Sept. 4, in Oakland, but he's still mired in a horrid slump, so manager Mike Scioscia moved him down from sixth in the previous game to seventh, to take further pressure off him. Trumbo had been batting fourth or fifth for most of the season.

1B | Paul Goldschmidt | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt (illness) was scratched Friday, Sept. 7, against the San Diego Padres due to illness.

1B | Mat Gamel | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel (knee) was taking fly balls in right field Friday, Sept. 7.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard is out of the lineup Friday, Sept. 7.


Second Baseman

2B | Jemile Weeks | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics are recalling 2B Jemile Weeks, 1B Daric Barton and RP Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento Monday, Sept. 10.

2B | Adam Kennedy | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers INF Adam Kennedy (groin) is expected to miss the rest of the season after suffering a groin injury Friday, Sept. 7, against the San Francisco Giants.

2B | Darwin Barney | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney set a National League record by playing his 124th consecutive errorless game at second base Saturday, Sept. 8, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. During the game, his streak also surpassed 1,000 errorless innings.

2B | Daniel Descalso | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 2B Daniel Descalso has started five of the seven games at shortstop since SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) went down to injury. "Danny has done a real nice job making plays," manager Mike Matheny said Friday, Sept. 7. The skipper added that defense will play a priority in who starts in place of Furcal, who is expected to be out for the rest of the season.

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (abdomen) left the game Friday, Sept. 7, against the Cincinnati Reds due to a lower abdominal strain.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (back) took 30 swings in the cages Friday, Sept. 7, and said he felt good.

2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has no plans to hold 2B Ian Kinsler back running the bases after he was picked off a couple of times recently.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
Several National League executives said they'd be willing to shell out a $200 million contract for New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano, who will become a free agent after the 2013 season. "One of the best players in the American League. Pay him what he's worth," said one executive. "He's an elite player," said the other. "If those guys are going to get $200 million, he should, too."


Shortstop

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) will not be activated until midweek or the weekend.

SS | Starlin Castro | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro (hand) was hit by a pitched ball in the ninth inning Saturday, Sept. 8, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He remained in the game and X-rays taken after the game were negative.

SS | Cesar Izturis | free agent | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim INF Cesar Izturis (back) said he will probably miss four days after feeling tightness in his back during his first plate appearance Saturday, Sept. 8.

SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez was a late scratch from the starting lineup Sunday, Sept. 9, against the Kansas City Royals. INF Ray Olmedo will bat second and play shortstop.

SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said Saturday, Sept. 8, that SS Zack Cozart (oblique) is dealing with a slightly strained oblique, and he might return sometime next week.

SS | Andrelton Simmons | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (finger) is expected to rejoin the team Monday, Sept. 10, with no restrictions.

SS | Ruben Tejada | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins plans to rest SS Ruben Tejada frequently in the last month of the season. Collins doesn't want Tejada to get too fatigued since he's missed only one game since returning from the disabled list June 24. Tejada is hitting only .175 (7-for-40) with 10 strikeouts in his last 11 games.


Third Baseman

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley hit a grand slam Sunday, Sept. 9. He has 27 homers and leads the National League with 102 RBI.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez extended his hitting streak to 13 games Sunday, Sept. 9.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (ankle) is not in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, Sept. 9, after he twisted his left ankle while running out an eighth-inning double Saturday, Sept. 8.

3B | Matt Dominguez | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros INFs Matt Dominguez (hand), Brandon Laird (illness) and Scott Moore (groin) were unavailable against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, Sept. 8, although Dominguez returned to the lineup Sunday, Sept. 9. Dominguez had a sore left hand, Laird had flu-like symptoms and Moore had a strained left groin.

3B | Lonnie Chisenhall | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall could play winter ball for Licey in the Dominican Republic to make up for lost at-bats due to a forearm injury.

3B | Chipper Jones | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chipper Jones is being given the day off Sunday, Sept. 9, against the New York Mets.

3B | Mark Reynolds | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Mark Reynolds socked another home run Saturday, Sept. 8, against the New York Yankees. Over his past five games against the Yankees, Reynolds has managed seven home runs.

3B | Matt Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals INF Matt Carpenter (hands) suffered superficial lacerations on both of his hands during the game Saturday, Sept. 8, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He is expected to be available Sunday, Sept. 9, and he might be wearing batting gloves on both hands.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (back) returned to the starting lineup Saturday, Sept. 8, against the St. Louis Cardinals. He finished 3-for-3 with a solo home run, two runs scored and two walks.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn (oblique) and 3B Kevin Youkilis are both out Friday, Sept. 7. Dunn aggravated his right oblique strain, and the team is hoping he can return Saturday, Sept. 8. Youkilis left the team to be with his wife, who is expecting the couples' first child.

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B Scott Rolen (back) will sit out at least a few more days with a sore lower back. An MRI exam revealed some inflamed spots in Rolen's back, and he is taking some medication.

3B | Taylor Green | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (back) is out for the second straight game with a lower back strain Friday, Sept. 7, and 3B Taylor Green is replacing him again.

3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco (back) will end the season on the disabled list, but he's hoping to play next year.

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) and C J.P. Arencibia (hand) were activated from the 15-day disabled list. RP David Carpenter, P Joel Carreno and INF Yan Gomes were recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas. Lawrie will start right away. Arencibia is unlikely to start right away.

3B | Alan Ahmady | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Alan Ahmady was suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. San Francisco Giants C Leonardo Rojas was suspended 50 games for a positive test for metabolites of Nandrolone.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre became only the fourth player in history to have back-to-back seasons of 30 homers or more at 32 years of age or older Thursday, Sept. 6. He joins only Harmon Killebrew, Mike Schmidt and New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez.


Catcher

C | Kurt Suzuki | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Kurt Suzuki has worked with manager Davey Johnson and hitting coach Rick Eckstein to shorten his swing since he was acquired midseason. The duo coached him when he played for Team USA in the 2008 Olympics. "I thought when he first got here, he actually had a little bigger swing, he was swinging up on the ball, a little longer swing," Johnson said. "Eckstein's done a good job. We had him in Cuba in the Olympic qualifier and he swung the bat good there, we liked him a whole lot … He had a nice short, quick strong then. When he came over, he was a little long, but he's getting back to it."

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to 14 games Sunday, Sept. 9.

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli (quadriceps) will play a minor-league rehab game Tuesday, Sept. 11, for Double-A Frisco. Frisco will be playing a game in the Texas League championship series.

C | Steve Clevenger | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Steve Clevenger was suspended by Major League Baseball for one game for his actions during a bench-clearing incident Thursday, Sept. 6, against the Washington Nationals.

C | Koby Clemens | Independent League | Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have released C Koby Clemens.

C | Brian Schneider | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury
Philadelphia Phillies C Brian Schneider (hamstring, ankle) is expected to continue his rehab in Clearwater after leaving to be with his wife for the birth of his daughter. Even though he will continue his rehab, he is not expected to play again this season.

C | Jesus Flores | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals C Kurt Suzuki (undisclosed) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, Sept. 8. He has been replaced by C Jesus Flores.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (back) left the game Friday, Sept. 7, against the Toronto Blue Jays due to back spasms, according to manager Bobby Valentine.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (foot) said he hopes to play one or two times a week to finish out the season.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann is out of the lineup Friday, Sept. 7.


Outfielder

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (wrist) left the game Sunday, Sept. 9, with a sore left wrist. 1B Corey Hart (ankle) twisted his ankle in the same game and exited early as well.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (back) was out again Sunday, Sept. 9.

OF | B.J. Upton | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF B.J. Upton hit three homers Sunday, Sept. 9.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson homered and tied a career high with five RBI Sunday, Sept. 9. He didn't start the game because he was mired in a 5-for-43 slump and entered in the sixth inning.

OF | Nick Swisher | New York Yankees | Fantasy
Entering play Sunday, Sept. 9, New York Yankees OF Nick Swisher was hitless in his last 24 at-bats and had only two hits in his last 39 at-bats.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick snapped a hitless drought of 18 at-bats with a ninth-inning single against the Seattle Mariners Saturday, Sept. 8.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (thumb) will undergo a series of tests over the next few days to determine if he will need to have surgery on his broken left thumb. He received a CAT scan and was scheduled to see a hand specialist at Johns Hopkins University Sunday, Sept. 9, and will undergo an MRI exam Monday, Sept. 10. Markakis could also be sent to visit a hand specialist in Sarasota, Fla., where he owns a winter home.

OF | Anthony Gose | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Anthony Gose went 2-for-4 with a home run, a career-high five RBIs and two runs scored against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, Sept. 8. It was Gose's first career homer.

OF | Endy Chavez | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles minor league OF Endy Chavez will be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, Sept. 11.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have activated OF Daniel Nava (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton swatted his 40th home run of the season Saturday, Sept. 8, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He is the fifth player in franchise history to reach 40 homers in a single season.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (shoulder, knee) had an MRI on his shoulder Saturday, Sept. 8. The tests revealed inflammation in his shoulder, and some fraying of the labrum.

OF | Shane Victorino | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (shoulder, knee) is not in the starting lineup against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, Sept. 8. He has been bothered by a bruised left knee and stiffness in his left shoulder. OF Shane Victorino is starting in center field, with OF Juan Rivera starting in left field.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon set a career high with his 46th double of the season Friday, Sept. 7, against the Chicago White Sox.

OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (shoulder) is scheduled to take on-field batting practice Saturday, Sept. 8.

OF | Andres Torres | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Mets OF Andres Torres (knee) is listed as day-to-day.

OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said he believes OF Carlos Gomez could be the team's starting center fielder next season. He has made 78 starts at the position this year.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) was scratched Friday, Sept. 7, for the second time this week due to an irritation in the right knee that was surgically repaired during spring training. OF Jesus Guzman started in left with C Yasmani Grandal hitting in the cleanup slot.

OF | Avisail Garcia | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Avisail Garcia may see more playing time in the next week because the Tigers will largely face left-handed pitchers in the coming series against the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

OF | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt made a start in left field Friday, Sept. 7, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Until Friday, he hadn't taken a fly ball in left field since spring training.

OF | Xavier Nady | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Xavier Nady (hamstring) had an MRI Friday, Sept. 7, which revealed a mild hamstring strain. However, he will be sidelined a minimum of four or five days, and perhaps as long as a week to 10 days.

OF | Chris B. Young | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks OF Chris B. Young (quadriceps) tested his quadriceps injury by running Friday, Sept. 7, but he said it did not feel right. Young is uncertain when he'll be able to return.

OF | Brett Jackson | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Brett Jackson (knee) left the game Friday, Sept. 7, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to a bruised right knee. He had precautionary X-rays.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (back) was scratched Friday, Sept. 7, against the Milwaukee Brewers due to wet field conditions.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (oblique) was activated from the disabled list Friday, Sept. 7, after going 2-for-12 in three minor league rehab games. However, INF Brock Holt has settled into the leadoff spot after going 5-for-11 the last three days. "(But Holt remains on top) based on what I've seen the last four days - the performance and the production. He's been playing at a major league speed. Marte needs to catch up a little bit," manager Clint Hurdle said.

OF | Travis Snider | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (foot) is available Friday, Sept. 7. He's having more difficulty playing the field than swinging a bat. OF Travis Snider (hamstring) could pinch hit Friday, if needed. RP Chad Qualls (toe) will be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Sept. 9. SP Jeff Karstens (hip) played long toss Friday and will throw a bullpen Saturday, Sept. 8. He will miss at least one more start.

OF | David Lough | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF David Lough (hamstring) is available to play Friday, Sept. 7.

OF | Alex Castellanos | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled OF Alex Castellanos from Triple-A Albuquerque Friday, Sept. 7. Castellanos hit .328 with 17 home runs and 52 RBIs in 94 games with the Isotopes.

OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Drew Stubbs is 7-for-49 (.149) with 22 strikeouts recently and is hit .185 with 42 strikeouts in 108 at-bats in August. He's hitting just .199 against right-handed pitchers this year. Manager Dusty Baker isn't deserting Stubbs, though, saying he's still the team's center fielder. "We'll figure it," Baker said. "We'll help figure it out. Sometimes, you've got to figure it out things on your own. As cold as Stubbs has been - I don't know how the heck he does it - he's got 71 runs scored. And when he scores, we win. We've got to figure out a way for him to score some more. Then we'll win some more."


Starting Pitcher

SP | Tom Milone | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Tom Milone allowed two runs in six innings and matched a career high with 10 strikeouts in his win over the Seattle Mariners Sunday, Sept. 9.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie allowed six hits and struck out four in eight shutout innings in his no-decision against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, Sept. 9.

SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields shut out the Texas Rangers Sunday, Sept. 9. He allowed two hits and struck out eight.

SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco shut out the Washington Nationals Sunday, Sept. 9 for the second time in a couple weeks. He allowed four hits and a walk while fanning six.

SP | Edgar G. Gonzalez | Houston Astros | Injury
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros SP Edgar G. Gonzalez (foot) developed a blister on his right foot and had to leave the game Sunday, Sept. 9.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard has rejoined the team after being away from the club for the birth of his son.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (ankle) will throw another simulated game in Boston this week.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Yankees P Ivan Nova is expected to pitch out of the bullpen for the time being, although he could eventually replace David Phelps in the starting rotation.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said SP Dan Haren would start Monday, Sept. 10. SP Jered Weaver (biceps) threw Sunday, Sept. 9, but the probable starting pitchers have not yet been announced for Tuesday, Sept. 11, and Wednesday, Sept. 12.

SP | A.J. Burnett | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SPs Wandy Rodriguez, Kevin Correia and A.J. Burnett will start against the Cincinnati Reds in a three-game series beginning Monday, Sept. 10.

SP | Matt Moore | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SPs Matt Moore, Alex Cobb and Jeremy Hellickson will start against the Baltimore Orioles in a three-game series beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SPs Jason Hammel and Miguel Gonzalez will start the first two games of a three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11. It is unknown who will start Thursday, Sept. 13.

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians have moved SP Josh Tomlin (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey's final start of the season will be against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, Sept. 18. SP Jenrry Mejia will step into the rotation Wednesday, Sept. 19.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) threw approximately 50 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday, Sept. 9. He threw all of his pitches and said he felt good. Pitching coach Don Cooper said the coaching staff will discuss Floyd's return Monday, Sept. 10, or Tuesday, Sept. 11, and he could rejoin the rotation as soon as Wednesday, Sept. 12.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (oblique) suffered a right oblique injury during his start against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, Sept. 8. He will not travel with the team on their upcoming road trip and will miss his next scheduled start, although the severity of the injury is unknown.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
Some Major League Baseball scouts believe New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia is pitching hurt, although he continues to tell the Yankees that he is fine.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) will make another minor league rehab start Monday, Sept. 10. This time, he'll work with Class A Modesto.

SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman (elbow) pushed his scheduled bullpen session back from Saturday, Sept. 8, to either Sunday, Sept. 9, or Monday, Sept. 10. He is taking anti-inflammatory medicine, and will give it a day or two to kick in.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg voiced his displeasure Saturday, Sept. 8, with the club's decision to shut him down early. "I don't know if I'm ever going to accept it," Strasburg said. "It's something that I'm not happy about at all. That's not why I play the game."

SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija threw a 120-pitch complete game Saturday, Sept. 9, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He allowed three runs (two earned) in the win, improving to 9-13 while lowering his ERA to 3.81. Samardzija was making his first start, as the team decided to shut him down after this outing in order to limit his innings.

SP | Mark Buehrle | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Mark Buehrle recorded his 1,500th career strikeout Saturday, Sept. 8, against Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth.

SP | Ben Sheets | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Julio Teheran threw a simulated game Friday, Sept. 7, and SPs Randall Delgado and Ben Sheets (shoulder) are expected to do the same in the immediate future. The team is trying to keep all three pitchers sharp in case they are needed to make emergency starts.

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SPs Erasmo Ramirez, Kevin Millwood and Felix Hernandez will pitch in a three-game series against the Toronto Blue Jays beginning Tuesday, Sept. 11.

SP | Dan Straily | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Confirming a previous report, Oakland Athletics SP Dan Straily will pitch Tuesday, Sept. 11, replacing SP Brandon McCarthy (head) in the starting rotation.

SP | Roger Clemens | Independent League | Free Agents
Free-agent SP Roger Clemens (Yankees) said he does not expect to join the Houston Astros this season but has not decided what to do next season. "Well, not this year," Clemens said. "But we'll see what happens after that. I'm not going to rule anything out. I don't know what Koby is going to do, where he ends up. I hope to end up probably in February with the Astros, put on a uniform and help those kids. That's probably next."

SP | John Lannan | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP John Lannan will take over SP Stephen Strasburg's spot in the starting rotation and will start Wednesday, Sept. 12.

SP | Yusmeiro Petit | San Francisco Giants | Transaction
The San Francisco Giants have recalled P Yusmeiro Petit from Triple-A Fresno.

SP | Ross Ohlendorf | San Diego Padres | Transaction
San Diego Padres SP Ross Ohlendorf and C Eddy Rodriguez were outrighted to Triple-A Tucson after they cleared waivers.

SP | Carl Pavano | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Carl Pavano (shoulder) is continuing to rehab his injured right shoulder, and Pavano said he's open to returning to the Twins next season. Pavano, who is set to be a free agent after the season, is out for the year after an MRI exam taken on Aug. 21 revealed a bruise on his right humorous bone.

SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said Friday, Sept. 7, that the club will discuss whether or not to shut down SP Felix Doubront, in an effort to limit his innings. Doubront was touched for five runs and six hits in four innings of work Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (elbow) felt good after a side session Friday, Sept. 7, at Busch Stadium. He remains on track to throw four simulated innings Monday, Sept. 10. Barring any setbacks, he is likely to throw 60-70 pitches in his simulated game.

SP | J.A. Happ | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (foot) will miss the rest of the season with a fractured right foot. An MRI and a CAT scan revealed the fracture when X-rays were negative. He went 3-2 with a 4.46 ERA and 46 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings with Toronto this year.

SP | Chien-Ming Wang | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson was impressed with SP Chien-Ming Wang's bullpen session Friday, Sept. 7, and the skipper thinks Wang will contribute as either a starter or reliever down the stretch. "That's the best I've seen him since the spring," Johnson said. "He was outstanding. Great 'pen. I was pleased with that. I hadn't seen him in three or four months. I liked what I saw."

SP | Will Smith | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals plan to move SP Will Smith back into the starting rotation for the game against the Minnesota Twins Tuesday, Sept. 11. All of the other starters will receive an extra day of rest. Smith will be available for one inning in relief Friday, Sept. 7.

SP | Freddy Garcia | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (shoulder) could return to start Sunday, Sept. 9, instead of SP Freddy Garcia.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison is having his next start pushed back until Tuesday, Sept. 11, in an effort to give him extra rest. RP Roy Oswalt will now start Sunday, Sep. 9.

SP | Troy Patton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles P Troy Patton (ankle) worked off flat ground and a half mound Friday, Sept. 7, and he'll throw off a normal mound Monday, Sept. 10.

SP | Vance Worley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Vance Worley (elbow) underwent surgery to have a loose body and a bone spur removed from his elbow Friday, Sept. 7.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (shoulder) is expected to miss only one start, and the team skipping his next start is a precautionary measure.

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (elbow) will throw live batting practice Saturday, Sept. 8, and will do so two or three more times before seeing game action in the instructional league.

SP | Chris Archer | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (shoulder) will be skipped Saturday, Sept. 8, due to general soreness in his left shoulder. SP Chris Archer will start in his place.

SP | Henricus VandenHurk | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Henricus VandenHurk figures to be part of the starting rotation next season after going 13-5 with a 2.92 ERA and a 113-to-35 strikeout-to-walk ratio with Triple-A Indianapolis this year. Pitching coach Jim Benedict worked extensively with VandenHurk to undergo a transformation. "He used to be straight over the top, with an average curveball," a scout said. "Now he's got a three-quarters slot, with a little turn in his delivery. He's throwing a slider instead of a curve. He's throwing 93-96 (mph), and it's nasty. And that's all Jim Benedict."

SP | Jake Odorizzi | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Jake Odorizzi could be called up this month.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he's warming up to RP Glen Perkins as his closer the rest of this season and going into next season.

RP | Oliver Perez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Entering play Sunday, Sept. 9, Seattle Mariners RP Oliver Perez had not allowed a run in his last 18 appearances (13 1/3 innings). The streak dates back to July 8, and is tied for the seventh-longest scoreless streak in franchise history.

RP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers P Roy Oswalt (elbow) left his start against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Sept. 9, because of flexor tendon soreness near his right elbow.

RP | Raul Valdes | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Raul Valdes (knee) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The move is retroactive to Aug. 31. Valdes is scheduled to undergo surgery on his right knee Monday, Sept. 10.

RP | Francisley Bueno | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Francisley Bueno will serve a two-game suspension stemming from an incident in 2008 where he threw intentionally near the head of Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano while pitching for the Atlanta Braves. The suspension was originally three games but was reduced to two games after an appeal.

RP | Chad Qualls | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, the Pittsburgh Pirates have activated RP Chad Qualls (toe) from the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers P Alexi Ogando (biceps) is dealing with a sore right biceps muscle.

RP | Blake Parker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have placed RP Blake Parker (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list because of reoccurring discomfort from an earlier bone contusion.

RP | Craig Kimbrel | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RPs Craig Kimbrel and Eric O'Flaherty are unlikely to pitch against the New York Mets Saturday, Sept. 8. RP Jonny Venters may be used in a save situation or the club could turn to RP Chad Durbin or RP Luis Avilan based on matchups.

RP | Matt Capps | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins CL Matt Capps (shoulder) threw from 120 feet on Friday, Sept. 7, and remains hopeful he'll pitch again before the end of the season. Capps, on the disabled list since July 17 with right rotator cuff irritation, said the next step is throwing from 150 feet, and then he'll progress to bullpen sessions from there. "Everything's good," Capps said. "I felt good today, felt good yesterday, felt good last week. We'll see how it goes next week. I'll just take it a day at a time and if I'm back out there this year, I'm back out there this year. If not, I'll start building up again in January."

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (calf) said he felt good after a side session Friday, Sept. 7. However, he has yet to resume running, and there is still no timetable for his official return.

RP | Steve Edlefsen | San Francisco Giants | Transaction,
The San Francisco Giants designated RP Steve Edlefsen for assignment Friday, Sept. 7.

RP | Scott Atchison | Boston Red Sox | Injury,
Boston Red Sox RP Scott Atchison (elbow) will return from the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Sept. 12. He tossed 1 1/3 shutout innings with Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, Sept. 6.

RP | Jason Berken | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs will shut down SP Jeff Samardzija for the rest of the season following his start versus the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, Sept. 8. He is 8-1 on the season with a 3.91 ERA in 165 2/3 innings at this point. He'll be replaced in the rotation by P Jason Berken, who was claimed off waivers Friday, Sept. 7.

RP | Bill Bray | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Bill Bray (back) will not return to pitch this season.

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