Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on September 19, 2012 @ 08:57:24 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Mat Gamel | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Mat Gamel (knee) is heading to Florida to continue his rehab, and the team is hoping he can play winter ball in the Dominican Republic this offseason. He will continue his rehab with a team-approved specialist. Gamel might become a utility option next season with OF Corey Hart likely to remain at first base.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols is away from the team to be with his wife Tuesday, Sept. 18, who is delivered the couples' daughter Sunday, Sept. 16. He will rejoin the team Wednesday, Sept. 19.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (calf) is unlikely to return until the team plays the Toronto Blue Jays Thursday, Sept. 27, at the earliest. "I would not be surprised if it takes that long," skipper Joe Girardi said. "I haven't had a chance to talk to him today but as of Sunday he still had soreness. So it's not progressing as quickly as we would like but we got to get him right."

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis refuted reports that a "baseball source" said he was staying out too late after games and that it was one of the reasons the team is open to trading him in the offseason. "I have never missed games or not been ready to work because of anything to do with staying up too late," Davis said. "I show up every day. I play hard. It is unfair to me, and it doesn't make sense."

1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he would like to see 1B Bryan LaHair play winter ball this offseason after losing out on valuable playing time to 1B Anthony Rizzo. "I think for his sake he needs to go play winter ball and get those at-bats he missed out on and be ready for spring training like he was this year," Sveum said.


Second Baseman

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham is hitting .333 with four homers and 14 RBI in his last 17 games.

2B | Darwin Barney | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney has a 13-game hitting streak entering play Wednesday, Sept. 19.

2B | Jason Donald | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians INF Jason Donald (wrist) played catch before the game Tuesday, Sept. 18, against the Minnesota Twins. Donald is still only available off the bench as a pinch runner or emergency fielding duty.

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (shoulder) has a bruise inside his shoulder capsule, and he received a cortisone shot Monday, Sept. 17. Espinosa could return Wednesday, Sept. 19.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker sat out of the lineup Monday, Sept. 17. He played the team's previous three games after missing 15 straight with a lower back sprain.


Shortstop

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter is out of the lineup in the first game of a doubleheader Wednesday, Sept. 19.

SS | Paul Janish | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Paul Janish (shoulder) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 18, against the Miami Marlins due to a dislocated left shoulder. He was taken for X-rays, and they were negative. Janish said he has subluxed, or partially dislocated, his shoulder eight or nine times in the past, but this is the first time they had to pop it back in.

SS | Marwin Gonzalez | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SS Marwin Gonzalez (ankle) did not start Tuesday, Sept. 18, but he was available off the bench. He has not played since suffering a left ankle injury Aug. 30.

SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart (oblique) will attempt to take batting practice Tuesday, Sept. 18, after he experienced tightness over the weekend.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Yunel Escobar was suspended three games Tuesday, Sept. 18, for displaying an inappropriate slur on his eye black during a game over the weekend.


Third Baseman

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera hit two homers and drove in six runs Tuesday, Sept. 18. He's hitting .333 with 40 homers and 129 RBI. He leads the league in average and RBI, but is two homers shy of the lead.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (wrist) was able to throw Tuesday, Sept. 18, for the first time since fracturing his right wrist Aug. 10. "At this point we knew the fracture is healed and we have been doing a lot of stretching and I felt good, so I said, 'Let's go toss.' So we went out and tossed a little bit, just about 60 feet," Middlebrooks said.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria said he expects to play the rest of the season after sitting out to rest his heavy legs Monday, Sept. 17.


Catcher

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers reiterated Tuesday, Sept. 18, that C Alex Avila (headaches) does not have a concussion. He is listed as day to day.


Outfielder

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (hamstring) was a late scratch Tuesday, Sept. 18, with tightness in his left hamstring.

OF | Quintin Berry | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Quintin Berry (shoulder) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 18, against the Oakland Athletics due to a right shoulder contusion. X-rays were negative.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton (sinus) was battling sinus issues Tuesday, Sept. 18.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (Achilles') was out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 18, resting his sore left Achilles' tendon. "It's doing OK, it's still a little sore," manager Bud Black said. "We spoke today about if starting today's game would be beneficial. We decided that getting off the Achilles' was a good idea. We hope the pain subsides a little." OF Will Venable started in Maybin's stead.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) missed his sixth consecutive game Tuesday, Sept. 18, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. He was able to test his knee during pre-game drills. However, he vowed to return and play at some point this season. "I'm going to go out and get a lot more activity," Quentin said. "If it responds well, then we'll be closer."

OF | Chris B. Young | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Chris B. Young (quadriceps) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 18, against the San Diego Padres after aggravating his quadriceps injury.

OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (back, foot) fouled a ball off his foot, and is battling sore back, but he is expected to play Wednesday, Sept. 19. He was icing his right foot after the game.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (illness) left the game Tuesday, Sept. 18, against the Detroit Tigers due to a recurrence of conjunctivitis.

OF | Fernando Martinez | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Fernando Martinez (knee) was sidelined again Tuesday, Sept. 18, due to finallmation in his right knee. "His knee is still cranky," interim manager Tony DeFrancesco said. "He went to see the doctor the other day and there's swelling in there."

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (foot) has not improved and remains out of the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 18, and he remains sidelined indefinitely. He will not be receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection to speed his recovery. Hart instead is experimenting with tape jobs and custom shoe inserts to try and ease the pain. "If he keeps getting a little bit better, I think he will be able to start (a game)," manager Ron Roenicke said. "If we get to the point where he's not getting any better at all, we'll have to talk about it and see what he wants to do, but I'm still hopeful that we'll get him back out there."

OF | Sam Fuld | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld (hamstring) said there is no timetable for his return, but he's hoping to play again this year.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said OF Giancarlo Stanton (oblique) is unlikely to play again until Friday, Sept. 21, against the New York Mets.

OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse (wrist) is returning to the lineup Tuesday, Sept. 18.

OF | Alejandro De Aza | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alejandro De Aza is back in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the leadoff spot.

OF | Brennan Boesch | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (jaw) and OF Brennan Boesch are not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Sept. 18.

OF | Nate McLouth | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nate McLouth is hitting .306 in 16 games this month after hitting .140 and being released by the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this year. McLouth worked on his swing while at Triple-A Norfolk over the summer, working closely with minor league hitting gurus Denny Walling and Mike Boulanger. "Without giving anything away for competitive reasons, they helped me unlock a few things and get back to feeling comfortable," McLouth said. He's hitting .274 with four home runs, 15 RBIs, eight stolen bases and a .786 OPS in 40 games with the O's. McLouth is batting .297 with an .894 OPS in nine games in the leadoff spot.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (elbow) could be activated from the disabled list as early as Tuesday, Sept. 18, in order to serve in a pinch-running and defensive role down the stretch. He will not be able to hit.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury has seven RBIs in his last nine games.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (leg) was activated from the 60-day disabled list. P Dellin Betances (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles called up top prospect SP Dylan Bundy from Double-A Bowie. After their 18-inning game Tuesday, Sept. 18, he's expected to be ready for long relief in the bullpen.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver allowed three runs in seven innings to beat the Texas Rangers Tuesday, Sept. 18. It was his 100th career victory.

SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse allowed four hits and struck out five in seven shutout innings in his win over the Houston Astros Tuesday, Sept. 18. He improved to 15-3.

SP | Nathan Eovaldi | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi allowed four hits and two walks while fanning five in eight shutout innings in his no-decision against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, Sept. 18. RP Steve Cishek gave up three runs in the ninth.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo allowed two hits and four walks while fanning six in 6 2/3 shutout innings to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Sept. 18. He has won eight straight decisions.

SP | A.J. Griffin | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP A.J. Griffin allowed five runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings in his first major-league defeat to the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, Sept. 18.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, an MRI on the shoulder of Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer (shoulder) showed no structural damage. Scherzer will not throw for a few days and he will be re-evaluated later.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (knee) wore a brace on his right knee during a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 18. He said he is fine, and expects to make his next scheduled start.

SP | Roberto Hernandez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Roberto Hernandez (ankle) threw from a mound Tuesday, Sept. 18. He has been sidelined since Aug. 27 due to a sprained right ankle.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw (hip) is not risking further damage by continuing to pitch, according to Dr. Bryan Kelly. Kershaw will resume throwing Tuesday, Sept. 18. The Dodgers will continue to seek second opinions on Kershaw's hip, though.

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (elbow) threw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, Sept. 18, and he threw 27 pitches plus warm-ups. He retired six of the eight hitters he faced and appeared to have good fastball velocity. He didn't throw any cutters. Lackey will work in an intrasquad game in Florida Sunday, Sept. 23.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (oblique) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 18, and is hoping to be ready to pitch next week.

SP | Luis Mendoza | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Luis Mendoza (illness) is dealing with strep throat, so SP Bruce Chen will start Wednesday, Sept. 19, and SP Jeremy Guthrie will go Thursday, Sept. 20.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura said SP Francisco Liriano will likely start Thursday, Sept. 20.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin will pitch in the instructional league to build up his innings and may consider pitching in winter ball as well. He has allowed one run or less in five of his six starts since returning from the disabled list.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey is the first pitcher in team history with 200 strikeouts since SP Johan Santana accomplished the feat in 2008. Dickey has also thrown a National League-high 212 innings this season.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz's next start has been pushed back to Friday, Sept. 21, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. SP Alex White will be moved to the bullpen.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton recorded his third save with the Reds Tuesday, Sept. 18. He has had 11 consecutive scoreless appearances and allowed just five hits during the streak.

RP | Tanner Scheppers | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (knee) suffered a knee injury Tuesday, Sept. 18, against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

RP | Roy Oswalt | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers P Roy Oswalt (forearm) had a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, Sept. 18, without any issues. He is expected to throw again Thursday, Sept. 20.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres RP Huston Street (calf) might return from the 15-day disabled list as soon as Wednesday, Sept. 19, according to manager Bud Black. The skipper said Street's arm is fine and he is ready to pitch.

RP | Nick Hagadone | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Nick Hagadone (hand) resumed a throwing program, and he will likely participate in winter ball, manager Manny Acta said.

RP | Rafael Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Rafael Perez (shoulder) was shut down by the team Tuesday, Sept. 18, after having a setback with his left shoulder. "I don't think Raffy is going to be able to pitch for us for the rest of the season," manager Manny Acta said.

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman won't return to pitch Tuesday, Sept. 18, but he'll throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Sept. 19.

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (heart) has been cleared to pitch Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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