Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 21, 2012 @ 09:23:38 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Matt McBride | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
The Colorado Rockies added SP Joe Gardner, SS Cristhian Adames and OF Tim Wheeler to the 40-man roster. OF Andrew Brown and INF Matt McBride were outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

1B | Bryan LaHair | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs designated 1B Bryan LaHair for assignment and plan to help him sign with a team in Japan.

1B | Matt LaPorta | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians added Ps Trey Haley, Chen-Chang Lee, T.J. House and Tim Fedroff to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. In related moves, the team outrighted 1B Matt LaPorta and INF Brent Lillibridge to Triple-A Columbus and designated P Fabio Martinez for assignment.


Second Baseman

2B | Logan Watkins | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs added SP Trey McNutt, 3B Christian Villanueva, 2B Logan Watkins and P Robert Whitenack to the 40-man roster.

2B | Ryan Raburn | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers released 2B Ryan Raburn Tuesday, Nov. 20. In corresponding moves, the team purchased the contracts of Ps Melvin Mercedes and Bruce Rondon and SS Dixon Machado. They also outrighted P Tyler Stohr to Triple-A Toledo.


Shortstop

SS | Brandon Hicks | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics added P Arnold Leon, OF Grant Green, OF Shane Peterson and SP Michael Ynoa to the 40-man roster. SS Brandon Hicks, RP Andrew Carignan and RP Jim Miller were outrighted off the roster.

SS | Nick Noonan | San Francisco Giants | Transaction
The San Francisco Giants added P Jake Dunning, P Chris Heston, SS Nick Noonan, OF Juan C. Perez and P Edwin Escobar to the 40-man roster.

SS | Tim Beckham | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays added SS Tim Beckham, SS Hak-Ju Lee, P Felipe Rivero and Enny Romero to the 40-man roster.

SS | Stephen Drew | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers are restarting their pursuit of free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Athletics), and if they can sign him, they will likely look to trade SS Jhonny Peralta.

SS | Jonathan Villar | Houston Astros | Transaction,
The Houston Astros added Ps Jose Cisnero, Jarred Cosart, Chia-Jen Lo, Ross Seaton and Brett Oberholtzer, OF Robbie Grossman and INF Jonathan Villar to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Also, INF Scott Moore was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman expects SS Derek Jeter (ankle) to play a full season next year after recovering. Cashman said he's not looking to replace Jeter with word that the Yankees are interested in free-agent SS Stephen Drew (Athletics). Cashman said Jeter won't be delayed after having surgery to fix his broken ankle.

SS | Ryan Goins | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays added SS Ryan Goins and C A.J. Jimenez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.

SS | Jonathan Schoop | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction,
The Baltimore Orioles added SS Jonathan Schoop and P Mike Belfiore to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. Also, P Oliver Drake was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk.

SS | Mike McCoy | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays designated 1B Mike McDade, 2B Mike McCoy and RP Cory Wade for assignment Tuesday, Nov. 20.

SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) is expected to begin a formal throwing program in January, and he won't have any limitations come February.

SS | Brendan Ryan | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners acquired 2B Robert Andino from the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, Nov. 20, in exchange for OF Trayvon Robinson. Andino provides infield depth and could challenge SS Brendan Ryan for a starting spot in spring training.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Valdez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent P Brooks Brown (Tigers), P Erik Cordier (Braves), P David Bromberg (Twins), P Luis Sanz (Tigers) and 3B Alex Valdez (Mexican League) to minor league contracts.

3B | Vinnie Catricala | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners added 3B Vinnie Catricala, P Anthony Fernandez, P Bobby Lafromboise, P Brandon Maurer and OF Julio Morban to the 40-man roster.

3B | Danny Valencia | Boston Red Sox | Transaction
The Boston Red Sox added SP Allen Webster, P Alex Wilson, RP Steven Wright, C Daniel Butler, C Christian Vazquez and OF Alex Hassan to the 40-man roster. P Sandy Rosario, SP Zach Stewart, P David Carpenter, 3B Danny Valencia and 1B Ivan De Jesus were desginated for assignment.

3B | Chone Figgins | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
Seattle Mariners INF Chone Figgins was designated for assignment. He's owed $8 million in the final year of a four-year, $36 million contract.

3B | Ryan Wheeler | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies acquired 3B Ryan Wheeler from the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, Nov. 20, in exchange for RP Matt Reynolds.

3B | Matt Tuiasosopo | Detroit Tigers | Transaction
The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent 3B Matt Tuiasosopo (Mets) to a minor league deal Monday, Nov. 19.


Catcher

C | Tony Sanchez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction,
The Pittsburgh Pirates added Ps Victor Black, Hunter Strickland and Phillip Irwin and Cs Ramon Cabrera and Tony Sanchez to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.

C | Ryan Lavarnway | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington dismissed the notion that the team is looking to trade C Ryan Lavarnway after signing C David Ross this offseason. Cherington pointed out that Lavarnway still has minor league options and could be sent to Triple-A Pawtucket. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is viewed as the starter at this juncture. Boston hasn't considered having Saltalamacchia or Lavarnway play other positions.


Outfielder

OF | Jamie Hoffmann | New York Mets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Mets signed free-agent OF Jamie Hoffmann (Orioles) to a minor league deal.

OF | Jaff Decker | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres added OF Yeison Asencio, OF Jaff Decker and P Adys Portillo to the 40-man roster. P Cory Burns was designated for assignment.

OF | Tim Wheeler | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
The Colorado Rockies added SP Joe Gardner, SS Cristhian Adames and OF Tim Wheeler to the 40-man roster. OF Andrew Brown and INF Matt McBride were outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers could still look to trade for Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton even after signing OF Torii Hunter. Detroit could dangle 3B Nick Castellanos and OF Avisail Garcia and could add SS Jhonny Peralta to get a deal done. OF Andy Dirks is also a possibility.

OF | Aaron Hicks | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins added Ps Caleb Thielbar, B.J. Hermsen, Michael Tonkin and Kyle Gibson, OF Aaron Hicks, INF Danny Santana and C Josmil Pinto to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. The team also re-signed OF Brian Dinkelman to a minor league deal Tuesday.

OF | Zach Collier | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies added Ps Trevor May, Ethan Martin and Jonathan Pettibone and OF Zach Collier to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.

OF | Jared Mitchell | Chicago White Sox | Transaction,
The Chicago White Sox added OF Jared Mitchell, C Josh Phegley and Ps Andre Rienzo, Santos Rodriguez and Charles Shirek to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.

OF | Travis Witherspoon | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim added Ps Ryan Brasier and Brandon Sisk and OF Travis Witherspoon to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, thus protecting them from the Rule 5 Draft.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera will make $8 million in each of the next two years. New manager John Gibbons sees Cabrera hitting second in the lineup next season.

OF | Trayvon Robinson | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles acquired OF Trayvon Robinson from the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, Nov. 20, in exchange for 2B Robert Andino.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Kyle Lohse | free agent | Free Agents
The Boston Red Sox are interested in free-agent SP Kyle Lohse (Cardinals).

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets added SP Zack Wheeler, SP Hansel Robles, SP Gonzalez Germen, RP Greg Burke, SP Darin Gorski and 2B Wilfredo Tovar to the 40-man roster.

SP | Jake Brigham | Texas Rangers | Transaction,
The Texas Rangers acquired P Jake Brigham from the Chicago Cubs Tuesday, Nov. 20, in exchange for P Barret Loux and a player to be named. Brigham was sent to the Cubs in July in exchange for C Geovany Soto.

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees re-signed SP Hiroki Kuroda to a one-year deal worth $15 million Tuesday, Nov. 20. There are incentives in the deal that are worth less than $1 million.

SP | Kyle Gibson | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins added Ps Caleb Thielbar, B.J. Hermsen, Michael Tonkin and Kyle Gibson, OF Aaron Hicks, INF Danny Santana and C Josmil Pinto to their 40-man roster Tuesday, Nov. 20, in order to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft. The team also re-signed OF Brian Dinkelman to a minor league deal Tuesday.

SP | Carlos Torres | New York Mets | Transaction,
The New York Mets signed free-agent Ps Scott Rice (Dodgers) and Carlos Torres (Rockies) to minor league deals with invitations to spring training Tuesday, Nov. 20.

SP | Zack Greinke | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Free-agent SP Hiroki Kuroda (Yankees) said if he stays in the United States to play baseball next year, he'll remain with the New York Yankees. The Yanks are "very confident" now that they can re-sign Kuroda and pull him away from returning to Japan. Agents and teams that have spoken with Kuroda say he will either sign with the Yankees or return to Japan. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are moving on from Kuroda. The Dodgers are now going after free-agent SPs Zack Greinke (Angels), Anibal Sanchez (Tigers) and Ryan Dempster (Rangers). The Angels' top priority is re-signing Greinke.

SP | Joel Carreno | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays designated SP Joel Carreno for assignment Monday, Nov. 19.


Relief Pitcher

RP | David Herndon | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees re-signed RP David Herndon to a split contract. The split deal includes a $750,000 contract plus $50,000 in incentives if he makes the roster. It calls for a $180,000 base salary for any service in the minor leagues.

RP | Joe Ortiz | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers added SS Leury Garcia and P Joe Ortiz to the 40-man roster.

RP | Koji Uehara | free agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Phillies are interested in free-agent RP Koji Uehara (Rangers).

RP | Joel Peralta | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Joel Peralta's two-year, $6 million deal became official Tuesday, Nov. 20. He'll receive $3 million per year, and he has $2.5 million options for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 seasons, with no buyouts. He also won't receive any incentives or award bonuses.

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | free agent | Free Agents,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim met with free-agent RP Kyuji Fujikawa (Japanese League) over the weekend, according to a source. Manager Mike Scioscia was in attendance.

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