Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 24, 2012 @ 08:44:04 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn was named the American League Comeback Player of the year Tuesday, Oct. 23.

Second Baseman

2B | Michael Martinez | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies outrighted INF Michael Martinez to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.


SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox aren't committing to SS Jose Iglesias being the starting shortstop next year after trading SS Mike Aviles to the Toronto Blue Jays. "We believe Jose is ready to be a major league shortstop, but we're not ready to commit to that," general manager Ben Cherington said. "We'll look for ways to improve the team, and shortstop could be one of those areas." INF Pedro Ciriaco could be another option at shortstop.

Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said 3B Alex Rodriguez is his everyday third baseman entering spring training.


C | Hank Conger | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Several teams have shown interest in trading for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Hank Conger, but none are willing to commit to him as an everyday catcher in the big leagues yet. General manager Jerry Dipoto thinks Conger still has some developing to do and could benefit from easing into the major leagues as a backup for a bit longer.


OF | Cody Ross | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox continue to talk with OF Cody Ross on a contract extension, and the team is fully confident they will bring him back.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Scott Baker | Minnesota Twins | Injury
The Minnesota Twins want to keep SP Scott Baker (elbow), who is seven months removed from Tommy John surgery.

SP | Micah Owings | free agent | Transaction
The San Diego Padres released P Micah Owings.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner said he fixed a mechanical issue that began at the end of the season and left him tired. He feels better than he has all playoff season. He'll start Game 2 of the World Series.

SP | Randy Wolf | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Randy Wolf (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery on his left elbow next week. He'll miss the entire 2013 season. However, he did not say that his career is over. "I won't be able to pitch until 2014, and yes, I will pitch in 2014," Wolf wrote. Wolf will have the surgery Tuesday, Oct. 30. He'll be a free agent this winter and isn't expected back with the Orioles.

SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito has been named the Game 1 starter against the Detroit Tigers in the World Series Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Phil Coke | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said he wouldn't name a closer for the World Series. Buster Olney said on Mike and Mike in the Morning that he thinks they'll stick with RP Phil Coke. C Alex Avila said Coke's confidence is high after the ALCS.

RP | Kenley Jansen | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (heart) will be on blood-thinning medication for two to three months after his surgery, but he'll be able to throw and work out without restrictions in the offseason. He might start exercising in the next week to 10 days, too. His surgery Tuesday, Oct. 23, wasn't an open-hear surgery. Instead, the part of his heart that was causing problems was identified and burned, and his heart is currently in normal rhythm. Jansen will be released from the hospital Wednesday, Oct. 24.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Six players will be eligible for salary arbitration this winter under the league's new labor contract. The players include Washington Nationals RP Drew Storen, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera, New York Mets C Josh Thole, Tampa Bay Rays OF Sam Fuld, Colorado Rockies OF Tyler Colvin and Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Chris D. Johnson. The top 22 percent of players by service time with at least two years but less than three are eligible along with 3-to-6 year players.

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