Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 9, 2013 @ 09:22:01 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Corey Hart (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list.

1B | Jason Giambi | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 1B Jason Giambi (back) is scheduled to be activated from the disabled list Tuesday, April 9, but he won't be in the lineup against a left-handed pitcher.

1B | Mauro Gomez | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed 1B Mauro Gomez off waivers from the Boston Red Sox Monday, April 8, and designated RP Dave Bush for assignment in a corresponding move.


SS | Andrelton Simmons | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Andrelton Simmons (thumb) is back in the lineup Monday, April 8, but OF B.J. Upton is in the leadoff spot. Simmons is hitting eighth against the Miami Marlins. Simmons went 3-for-17 with a double, walk, a stolen base and a .222 on-base percentage in four games in the leadoff spot. Upton was 3-for-6 with a home run, two stolen bases, three walks and no strikeouts in two games at leadoff over the weekend. Manager Fredi Gonzalez is playing it day-to-day with his lineup.

SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Eduardo Nunez (biceps) is in the starting lineup Monday, April 8.

SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Jose Iglesias is likely to be sent down to Triple-A Pawtucket when SS Stephen Drew (concussion) is activated from the disabled list Wednesday, April 10. However, Iglesias proved that he is worthy of filling in at shortstop with his play to open the season, and the coaching staff was impressed. Iglesias has one minor league option remaining.

SS | Ryan Jackson | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals optioned SS Ryan Jackson to Triple-A Memphis Monday, April 8.


C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez (thumb) is out of the lineup Tuesday, April 9. The cut is on top of his thumb.

C | Carlos Santana | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (thumb) left the team's game Monday, April 8, with a thumb contusion. Santana will undergo x-rays for further evaluation.

C | Lou Marson | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians C Carlos Santana (wrist) left the game Monday, April 8, in the ninth inning after RP Chris Perez hit him on the left wrist; Santana appeared to have been crossed up while trying to block the pitch, misjudging a fastball for a breaking pitch.

C | Evan Gattis | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves do not plan on using C Evan Gattis at first base with 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) on the disabled list.

C | Humberto Quintero | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies C Humberto Quintero is catching SP Roy Halladay Monday, April 8, instead of C Erik Kratz. Halladay was particularly upset with a pitch location that Kratz called in his first start against the Atlanta Braves. The pitch wound up being hit for a home run, and Halladay later called the pitch "half-hearted." "We went in with a low target, which isn't what we wanted to do," Halladay said. "You're not going to get him out there. What I wanted to do wasn't executed."

C | Robinson Chirinos | Texas Rangers | Transaction,
The Texas Rangers acquired C Robinson Chirinos from the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 8, and was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock. RP Jeff Beliveau was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.


OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (ankle) is in the lineup as the designated hitter Tuesday, April 9.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is off to a strong start with the bat this season. He homered and doubled on Sunday, April 7, and he now has five doubles and three home runs in seven games.

OF | Julio Borbon | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Julio Borbon is expecting to designated for assignment when the team calls up SP Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Round Rock for his major league debut Tuesday, April 9. Borbon is out of minor league options. His agent, Scott Boras, said three or four teams are interested in Borbon.

OF | Norichika Aoki | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki had a career-high four hits Monday, April 8, and is hitting .588 (10-for-17) in his last four games.

OF | Cody Ross | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson hinted that OF Cody Ross (calf) could return from the disabled list to face the Los Angeles Dodgers Friday, April 12.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter is confident that OF Nolan Reimold (hamstring) can avoid a trip to the disabled list, but he might not play Wednesday, April 10, to make sure he is 100 percent.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (neck) is back in the lineup Monday, April 8, after missing three games with spasms on the right side of his neck.

OF | Jackie Bradley | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley went 1-for-11 over the weekend and is just 3-for-21 on the season. He is receiving the day off Monday, April 8. OF Daniel Nava is playing left field.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson (finger) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained middle finger. C/1B Blake Lalli was recalled from Triple-A Nashville.

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays P Jeff Niemann (shoulder) will need shoulder surgery, and it's most likely the season-ending variety.

SP | Jarrod Parker | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker, who pitches against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday, April 9, limited the Angels to eight runs in 27 2/3 innings last year (2.60 ERA). He didn't allow a home run in those four starts.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction
The Los Angeles Dodgers and SP Clayton Kershaw have surpassed $200 million in ongoing contract extension discussions. Kershaw has all the leverage in contract talks with the team.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is dealing with some lower back soreness, but he will still make his next scheduled start Thursday, April 11.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said SP Yu Darvish's (finger) blister issue wasn't as bad Sunday, April 7, as it was in his first start against the Houston Astros. "It's not something that's going to be an issue every time he takes the ball," Washington said. Darvish is on schedule to start again Friday, April 12, against the Seattle Mariners.

SP | Scott Kazmir | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Scott Kazmir (rib cage) played catch up to 75 feet Monday, April 8. He's eligible to come off the disabled list April 17.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz tossed seven shutout innings to defeat the Baltimore Orioles Monday, April 8, by allowing three hits and three walks and striking out eight. He gave up only one run in seven innings in his first start of the season.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) felt great after throwing batting practice Saturday, April 6, and he will throw again tomorrow.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Steven Johnson (lat) threw 30 pitches during a live batting practice session Monday, April 8. He has not had any issues with the injury and could start a rehab assignment in the near future.

SP | Shaun Marcum | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Shaun Marcum (neck) is only playing catch and is not close to a return. The Mets will wait to use SP Aaron Laffey again until Tuesday, April 16.

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (biceps) could avoid a trip to the disabled list, according to manager John Farrell. Lackey suffered a right biceps strain in his outing Sunday, April 7, and an MRI exam showed no structural damage. "He's improved," said Farrell. "He's still in a 48-to-72-hour recovery period. There's no roster move to announce of any kind right now. The most encouraging thing is that following the MRI, it showed some inflammation in the biceps. That's been it. He's set for re-exam today. After we get that information, we'll map out our plan of attack going forward." The team won't need a fifth starter until Sunday, April 14, and P Alfredo Aceves would be the likely choice if Lackey can't pitch.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (back) will throw 20 pitches in a simulated game Monday, April 8, in an inning in extended spring training. He'll pitch again Friday, April 12, and he'll be stretched out as a starter before returning to the team. RP Craig Breslow (shoulder) will throw a simulated game Tuesday, April 9, and could throw in a rehab game by the end of the week.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (elbow) underwent X-rays, which came back negative. He's dealing with a strained left elbow.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) does not appear to be close to returning to the Mets lineup. Francisco had surgery in December for bone spurs, and then experienced inflammation in his right elbow in spring training that sent him to the disabled list.

RP | Mitchell Boggs | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals closer Mitchell Boggs and RB Marc Rzepczynski struggled in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds, facing a combined 15 hitters and needed 53 pitches to get out of the inning.

RP | Trevor Rosenthal | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals rookie RP Trevor Rosenthal could not hold the lead in the eighth inning of the team's loss to the Cincinnati Reds Monday, April 8. It was the second time Rosenthal could not hold a lead this year.

RP | Jim Henderson | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jim Henderson, not RP John Axford, recorded the save against the Chicago Cubs Monday, April 8. Henderson entered the game in the ninth and allowed a hit and struck out two.

RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (forearm) will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday, April 9. He's been dealing with a strained flexor tendon in his forearm.

RP | Joshua Fields | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction,
The Houston Astros placed RP Joshua Fields (undisclosed) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, April 8, and recalled RP Paul Clemens from Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move. Fields' DL stint is retroactive to April 4.

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum would prefer not to go back to RP Carlos Marmol if RP Kyuji Fujikawa proves that he can be an effective closer for the team. "Hopefully Fujikawa takes it and runs with it and does a good job so we don't even have to deal with that," Sveum stated.

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