Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 12, 2012 @ 09:57:16 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo (neck, shoulder) is sore in the right neck and shoulder area after a collision in the game Tuesday, Sept. 11, against the Houston Astros. The team says he checked out fine, but he might not return to the starting lineup until Friday, Sept. 14.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn (oblique) received an injection Tuesday, Sept. 11, and will attempt to swing a bat Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Second Baseman

2B | Ryan Roberts | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Ryan Roberts (forearm) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 12, against the Baltimore Orioles due to a strained left forearm. He had precautionary X-rays after the game, and they were negative.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (back) said he felt good Tuesday, Sept. 11, and he might return to the starting lineup as soon as Friday, Sept. 14, against the Chicago Cubs.

2B | Ryan Raburn | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said 2B Ryan Raburn (quadriceps) still looks sluggish, and he won't start against the Chicago White Sox Wednesday, Sept. 12.


SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy hit two homers and drove in five runs Tuesday, Sept. 11.

SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said Tuesday, Sept. 11, that SS Zack Cozart (oblique) continues to make progress, but he is still day to day. "It's not just one day to the next day," Baker said. "Whatever it's going to be, I'd anticipate a few days. You can't mess with that oblique."

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (wrist) was out of the starting lineup for the second straight game Tuesday, Sept. 11, against the Texas Rangers, and he might not play on the rest of the road trip. Manager Manny Acta said he hopes Cabrera might be ready to play Thursday, Sept. 13. General manager Chris Antonetti said he didn't believe the injury was serious enough to threaten Cabrera's season.

SS | Dee Gordon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated SS Dee Gordon (thumb) from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 11, and recalled P Stephen Fife and INF Elian Herrera from Triple-A Albuquerque in corresponding moves. 2B Adam Kennedy (groin) was also moved to the 60-day disabled list with a strained right groin.

SS | Jed Lowrie | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SS Jed Lowrie (leg, ankle) has rejoined the team from his rehab assignment and could be activated to start Wednesday, Sept. 12. 2B Jose Altuve (abdominal) could also play either Tuesday, Sept. 11, or Wednesday.

SS | Sean Rodriguez | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Sean Rodriguez (hand) will throw without the aid of his splint Tuesday, Sept. 11, and expects to be activated from the disabled list Saturday, Sept. 15, when he's eligible.

Third Baseman

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (wrist) has ditched a hard brace he was wearing on his fractured right wrist. He has better range of motion but is still sore. He's been taking grounders and hopes to start swinging a bat before the end of the season.

3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B Scott Rolen (back) is returning to the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 11.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez will play third base part time until further notice. He's serving as the designated hitter Tuesday, Sept. 11.


C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez extended his hitting streak to 15 games Tuesday, Sept. 11.

C | Mike Napoli | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C Mike Napoli (quadriceps) started a minor-league rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco Tuesday, Sept. 11, and the plan was for Napoli to catch seven innings. He is scheduled to catch nine innings Wednesday, Sept. 12, and he might serve as the designated hitter Friday, Sept. 14.

C | Martin Maldonado | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado has been taking grounders at first base, and he might start there Wednesday, Sept. 12, against the Atlanta Braves, according to manager Ron Roenicke.

C | Geovany Soto | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said Cs Mike Napoli (quadriceps) and Geovany Soto will split time evenly behind the plate when Napoli returns from the disabled list, possibly this weekend.

C | Ramon Hernandez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Ramon Hernandez (hamstring) underwent an MRI exam on his left hamstring Tuesday, Sept. 11, and he could be out for an extended amount of time and possibly miss the rest of the year. The team will go with 3B Jordan Pacheco as the backup catcher behind C Wilin Rosario for now.

C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (back) is out of the lineup for the third straight game with back spasms Tuesday, Sept. 11.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (back) was scratched from the lineup with back spasms Tuesday, Sept. 11.


OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (wrist) has a sore left wrist and will have X-rays and an MRI on it Wednesday, Sept. 12.

OF | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt homered and drove in four runs Tuesday, Sept. 11.

OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (head) was hit in the back of the head by a pitch Tuesday, Sept. 11.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper had four hits Tuesday, Sept. 11.

OF | Endy Chavez | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles recalled OF Endy Chavez and OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz, mired in a 2-for-23 slump, and batting just .175 over his past 17 games, was held out of the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 11, against the Cleveland Indians. However, manager Ron Washington claimed that the slide isn't the reason Cruz received the rest after the scheduled day off Monday, Sept. 10, as the skipper tries to get his players fresh for the stretch run and postseason.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) was not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 11, against the St. Louis Cardinals. "He's doing fine, but the knee is still a little sore," manager Bud Black said. "We will give him today from starting. We're going to monitor it each and every day."

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (foot) will be fitted with a custom foot support Wednesday, Sept. 12, in an effort to ease the pain in his injured left arch. He missed his second consecutive start Tuesday, Sept. 11, as he battles plantar fasciitis.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Nate Schierholtz has started once since returning from the disabled list Sept. 1 with OFs Domonic Brown and John Mayberry Jr. seeing more playing time. Schierholtz has split time with OFs Juan Pierre and Laynce Nix, but now 1B Darin Ruf will also see starts in the outfield in the final few weeks of the regular season.

OF | Leonys Martin | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz is taking the day off Tuesday, Sept. 11, with OF Leonys Martin taking over in center field.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis (thumb) had pins put in his broken thumb Tuesday, Sept. 11, and they'll be taken out in three weeks.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (back) is sitting out as a precaution Tuesday, Sept. 11, with a stiff lower back. Jennings said he's feeling better and could have played.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals will make an announcement Wednesday, Sept. 12, about SP Jaime Garcia's next start. The belief is that he'll be skipped.

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy allowed four hits and struck out six in 7 1/3 shutout innings to beat the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, Sept. 11.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (leg) will throw about 60 pitches in his simulated game Wednesday, Sept. 12.

SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (hip) said he was "pain-free" during a 60-pitch drill Tuesday, Sept. 11. He threw 30 pitches to warm up, and then 30 pitches in a simulated game.

SP | Joe Wieland | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Joe Wieland (elbow) is expecting to be able to start playing catch right around Jan. 1, 2013. He is not expected to be ready for spring training, or the start of spring training, although he does expect to pitch sometime in 2013.

SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) will be cleared to start throwing Nov. 1. He is recovering from surgery to repair the ulnar collateral ligament in his left elbow. He said Tuesday, Sept. 11, that he has been doing some light work with weights without many restrictions. Luebke is not expected to be ready for the start of spring training or the regular season, but he expects to pitch in the 2013 season.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (knee) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 11, against the Tampa Bay Rays after his right knee buckled. He said he felt a sharp pain same as what he did before his previous knee surgery, so it's a major concern. He is scheduled for an MRI Wednesday, Sept. 12.

SP | Roberto Hernandez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Roberto Hernandez (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot to support his sprained right ankle. He has been cleared to resume light baseball activities, according to general manager Chris Antonetti.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals need a starter for the game Saturday, Sept. 15, but it is unlikely to be SP Chris Carpenter (elbow).

SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Tuesday, Sept. 11, that the team is still deciding whether or not SP Jaime Garcia will start Saturday, Sept. 15. Other options include SP Shelby Miller and RP Trevor Rosenthal.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (elbow) tossed 3 2/3 innings with Single-A Modesto Monday, Sept. 10, giving up three hits, including a solo home run, while striking out five and walking one. De La Rosa's velocity has been fine and he has no pain or swelling in his arm. He could receive another minor league start before returning to the majors to finish off the season.

SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront threw a bullpen session Monday, Sept. 10, and he's on track to start Thursday, Sept. 13.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (shoulder) underwent an MRI exam on his left shoulder Monday, Sept. 10, and manager Bobby Valentine said it's unlikely that Morales will pitch again this year.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka will remain in the starting rotation and start against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, Sept. 14. Manager Bobby Valentine said Matsuzaka found and fixed a mechanical flaw in his delivery.

SP | Troy Patton | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles P Troy Patton (ankle) will throw live batting practice Friday, Sept. 14, and DH Jim Thome (back) will hit in the cages Wednesday, Sept. 12.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 11, and said he's ready to start against the New York Yankees Friday, Sept. 14. Price threw 30 to 35 pitches during his bullpen and used all of his pitches.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brandon McCarthy (head) was released from the hospital Tuesday, Sept. 11, less than a week after undergoing brain surgery after being hit by a line drive on the right side of his head last week. McCarthy suffered an epidural hemorrhage, a brain contusion and a skull fracture. He isn't expected to pitch again this season after going 8-6 with a 3.24 ERA.

SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jeurys Familia will receive a start late in the season, and SP Jeremy Hefner will make another start, too. SP Jenrry Mejia will make three starts.

SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Chris Tillman (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 11, and said he felt great. He is waiting to find out when he will start again.

Relief Pitcher

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks CL J.J. Putz (back) was out with a stiff back Tuesday, Sept. 11. RP David Hernandez filled in for the save.

RP | Sean Burnett | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals RP Sean Burnett (elbow) could be ready to return Wednesday, Sept. 12.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton filled in for the save Tuesday, Sept. 11.

RP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers P Roy Oswalt (forearm) saw a team doctor Tuesday, Sept. 11, and he was diagnosed with a right forearm strain. He will not throw for two or three days, and then he will be re-evaluated.

RP | Robbie Ross | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers RP Robbie Ross (forearm) threw long toss Tuesday, Sept. 11, and he is scheduled to throw off a mound Thursday, Sept. 13. He might be activated from the 15-day disabled list as early as Friday, Sept. 14, barring any setbacks.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (calf) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Wednesday, Sept. 12, his second in three days. He did not run Monday, but he plans to test the injury by running Wednesday.

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman will be shut down at least five days with shoulder fatigue. Chapman's fastball velocity has been down noticeably in his last two outings, but he is adamant that he is pain-free. "I wasn't really worried about it (last night) as much as I was more worried about his command than I was his velocity," manager Dusty Baker said. "Nobody goes out there with the same velocity all the time. I talked to Dr. Kremchek, our medical staff and our trainers. They just said he's a bit fatigued." Chapman is up to 67 2/3 innings after he threw 63 innings all of last year.

RP | Clay Hensley | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants activated RP Clay Hensley (groin) from the disabled list Tuesday, Sept. 11, and outrighted P Steve Edlefsen to Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.

RP | Hector Santiago | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox RP Hector Santiago is likely to start the team's game against the Minnesota Twins Friday, Sept. 14.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford is limiting opponents to a .038 batting average (1-for-26) and has not allowed a run in his last nine games (8 1/3 innings).

RP | Kevin Gregg | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles designated RP Kevin Gregg and INF Ryan Adams for assignment Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Orioles will be on the hook for the remainder of Gregg's $5.8 million salary and the buyout for his 2013 option.

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