Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 2, 2012 @ 08:44:15 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Mark Tracy | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox acquired 1B Mark Tracy in exchange for OF Kenny Williams Jr. Tracy is former Rockies manager Jim Tracy's son.

1B | Aubrey Huff | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants officially declined 1B Aubrey Huff's $10 million 2013 option Thursday, Nov. 1, making him a free agent. He'll receive a $2 million buyout instead.

Second Baseman

2B | Jake Elmore | Houston Astros | Transaction
The Houston Astros have claimed RP Sam Demel and 2B Jake Elmore off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.


SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said if SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) isn't healthy, the team must seek shortstop help.

Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
The New York Yankees have not received any calls from other teams showing interest in 3B Alex Rodriguez.


C | Konrad Schmidt | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers have claimed C Konrad Schmidt off waivers from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

C | J.C. Boscan | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Atlanta Braves C J.C. Boscan and Ps Robert Fish and Erik Cordier cleared waivers and were outrighted to the minors Thursday, Nov. 1. Boscan elected to become a free agent.

C | Russell Martin | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees must decide by Friday, Nov. 2, if they will extend qualifying offers to free-agent OFs Nick Swisher, Ichiro Suzuki and Raul Ibanez and SPs Hiroki Kuroda and Andy Pettitte and C Russell Martin. The Yanks are expected to extend the offers to Swisher and Kuroda, but not Suzuki, Ibanez, Pettitte or Martin. Swisher does not fit the team's plan moving forward and is likely to reject the offer since he's seeking a long-term deal. The team wants to bring back Pettitte and Martin, but they think they can sign them for less than $13.3 million.


OF | Nyjer Morgan | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction
The Milwaukee Brewers outrighted OF Nyjer Morgan to Triple-A Nashville.

OF | Michael Bourn | free agent | Free Agents
The Washington Nationals are the favorites to sign free-agent OF Michael Bourn (Braves).

OF | B.J. Upton | free agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Phillies covet free-agent OF B.J. Upton (Rays). Upton could land a five-year deal worth at least $60 million.

OF | Brennan Boesch | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers president and general manager Dave Dombrowski said OF Brennan Boesch will be tendered a contract for next season and be given a chance to get back into the outfield mix.

OF | Josh Hamilton | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have expressed serious interest in free-agent DH David Ortiz (Red Sox), major-league sources say, envisioning him as a left-handed hitting replacement for their own free agent, OF Josh Hamilton. The Red Sox still are considered the favorites to re-sign Ortiz, most likely to a two-year contract.

OF | Jonathan Singleton | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 1B Jonathan Singleton and OF Chris Springer are showing off power as both attempt to join the parent club in the near future. Through the games of Tuesday, Oct. 30, Springer was hitting .289 with a home run and seven RBIs, and Singleton had three home runs, seven RBIs, 31 total bases (good for second on the team) and was hitting .246.

OF | Ichiro Suzuki | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees are interested in re-signing free-agent OFs Ichiro Suzuki and Raul Ibanez to short-term deals this offseason.

OF | Nick Swisher | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees are expected to extend offers to free-agent OF Nick Swisher and free-agent SP Hiroki Kuroda. Swisher likely would not accept the offer because he is looking for a long-term deal but Kuroda may decide to accept his offer.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves have claimed OF Jordan Schafer off waivers from Houston Astros.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Dan Haren | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs are involved in trade talks for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Dan Haren.

SP | Kyle Lohse | free agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Cardinals intend to make a qualifying offer to free-agent SP Kyle Lohse. He's unlikely to accept, and they'll receive a draft pick if he signs elsewhere.

SP | Kyle Weiland | Houston Astros | Transaction
The Houston Astros have outrighted INF Matt Downs, SP Fernando Abad, RP Sergio Escalona, P Edgar G. Gonzalez, P Jose Valdez and SP Kyle Weiland to Triple-A Oklahoma.

SP | Ryan Dempster | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs have contacted the representatives for free-agent SP Ryan Dempster (Rangers) about the possibility of a contract agreement.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) made 20 throws from 45 feet and 15 tosses from 60 feet Monday, Oct. 29, and he increased his repetitions Wednesday, Oct. 31. He believes he could be ready when pitchers and catchers report to spring training in February. "We did it so my schedule is lined up to throw off a mound after Jan. 1. So far, so good. It feels like I haven't thrown in a while, but it's a positive step," Danks said.

SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez may start the 2013 season as the team's No. 5 starter, but that depends on whether the team lands a free-agent starter in the offseason.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Rafael Soriano | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said he does not believe free-agent RP Rafael Soriano (Yankees) would re-sign with team to be a setup man and is looking to closer money this offseason. Team president Randy Levine said he believes Soriano's agent Scott Boras will look for a four-year deal for around $60 million for Soriano this season which is a contract the Yankees would not be interested in.

RP | Francisco Rodriguez | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Free-agent RP Francisco Rodriguez (Brewers) was charged with one count of domestic abuse Wednesday, Oct. 31, which was the result of a fight with his fiancée in September of this year. He faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines if convicted. Rodriguez will make his initial court appearance Nov. 12.

RP | Roy Oswalt | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers are not expected to re-sign SPs Roy Oswalt, Ryan Dempster or Scott Feldman.

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