Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 10, 2013 @ 08:50:01 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Allen Craig | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B/OF Allen Craig is out of the lineup Wednesday, April 10, in favor of 1B Matt Adams.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche (ankle) was back in the lineup Tuesday, April 9, against the Chicago White Sox, and he snapped an 0-for-15 skid by socking a pair of home runs.

1B | Brandon Allen | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the San Diego Padres assigned 1B Brandon Allen to Triple-A Tucson.

Second Baseman

2B | Scott Sizemore | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics 2B Scott Sizemore (knee) sprained his surgically repaired left knee Tuesday, April 9, and will undergo an MRI. He's likely headed to the disabled list. INF Andy Parrino is expected to come up from Triple-A Sacramento.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (wrist) said Tuesday, April 9, that X-rays were negative and he is very sore. He might need at least two days to rest and recover.

2B | Logan Forsythe | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, there is no timetable for the return of 2B Logan Forsythe (foot). He felt a "pop" in his foot in the last spring game March 26, and he was diagnosed with a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his right foot. "We were going to try and manage the pain, but once it popped, I couldn't stand it," Forsythe said.


SS | Stephen Drew | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew (concussion) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. SS Jose Iglesias was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket.

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (heel) left the game Tuesday, April 9, against the Oakland Athletics due to a left heel contusion.

SS | Adam Rosales | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics INF Adam Rosales (intercostal) has been taking swings, as he continues to recover from a strained intercostal muscle. He is nearing a minor-league rehab assignment.

SS | Hiroyuki Nakajima | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) has been making progress, taking swings, and he is nearing a minor-league rehab assignment.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) did some running Tuesday, April 9, but it was not at full speed. He also hit in a batting cage and fielded ground balls with some side-to-side movement. Manager Joe Girardi said Jeter is scheduled to take batting practice outside Wednesday, April 10.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) has been fielding ground balls, throwing and hitting even though he still has a cast on his injured thumb. Ramirez said he expects to have the cast removed at some point this week.

SS | Jean Segura | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura (thigh) is in the starting lineup Tuesday, April 9.

Third Baseman

3B | Luis Cruz | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Luis Cruz was not in the lineup for a second consecutive game Tuesday, April 9, against the San Diego Padres. Cruz is hitless in his first 17 at-bats to start the season.

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-5 with one home run and four RBIs against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, April 9.

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley (thumb) hit some balls off a tee as well as some soft toss batting practice Tuesday, April 9. Headley also fielded ground balls without any problems. He said he has passed stress tests and pains tests on his thumb.

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays still do not have a timetable for when 3B Brett Lawrie (oblique) will be able to return even though he has resumed full baseball activities. He has started to hit again and his workouts have become more intense. Manager John Gibbons said he hopes Lawrie will be able to start playing in rehab games in the near future.


C | Tim Federowicz | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned C Tim Federowicz to Triple-A Albuquerque Tuesday, April 9.

C | Carlos Santana | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said the team hopes C Carlos Santana (thumb) will only have to miss a few days because of his thumb injury. Santana is considered day-to-day at this point.

C | Evan Gattis | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated C Evan Gattis could get a majority of the starts at catcher while 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) is out because he likes Gettis as the cleanup hitter.

C | Omir Santos | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have recalled C Omir Santos from Triple-A Columbus.

C | Lou Marson | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have placed C Lou Marson (neck) on the 15-day disabled list because of a neck injury. In a corresponding move, the team recalled C Yan Gomes to Triple-A Columbus.


OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (ankle) is in the lineup in right field Wednesday, April 10.

OF | Michael Bourn | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn was rested Tuesday, April 9, against the New York Yankees, a move that manager Terry Francona said was planned for several days.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said Tuesday, April 9, that X-rays on the wrist of OF Carlos Quentin (wrist) came back negative.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) said his right wrist feels better, but it still is a bit swollen. Reddick hopes that he'll try swinging a bat Wednesday, April 10.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (arm) has been cleared to swing but will swing a bat in a pool before hitting off a tee because it is less violent. Manager Joe Girardi said the team is hopeful Granderson will be able to hit off a tee or some soft toss this weekend.

OF | Torii Hunter | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter went 3-for-5 against the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday, April 9. Hunter recorded his 2,000th career hit during the game.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team likely will put OF Curtis Granderson (arm) in center field when he returns and move OF Brett Gardner to left field. Cashman said Granderson did not get the chance to play in left field during spring training so he would rather keep him at center field.

OF | Julio Borbon | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers designated OF Julio Borbon for assignment Tuesday, April 9, and recalled SP Nick Tepesch from the minors in a corresponding move.

OF | Delmon Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) went 0-for-5 as the designated hitter in extended spring training Monday, April 8, and ran the bases after flying out in his final at-bat. C Carlos Ruiz also caught six innings in the same game and went 0-for-4 with two walks, a sac fly and two RBIs.

OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton had four hits, including his sixth home run of the year, in the team's victory over the Miami Marlins Monday, April 8. It was the eighth four-hit game of his career, and he has six homers in only 25 at-bats this season. Last year, he hit his sixth home run of the year in his 228th at-bat. Upton became the 10th player since 1916 to have at least six long balls through his team's first seven contests, and the only Braves player among this group of 10. He believes he's on a mission to prove that the Arizona Diamondbacks were wrong to trade him away.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte allowed just one run and five hits with three walks and four strikeouts over seven innings in a win Tuesday, April 9, against the Cleveland Indians. "I felt pretty good. I felt like I was a little off as far as my command. But obviously, seven innings, one run, I'll take that," Pettitte said. He picked up career win No. 247, tying him with Jack Quinn for 35th on the career list.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
If Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (hamstring) cannot pitch Sunday, April 14, and the team looks for a fill-in option on the big-league club, Ps Chris Leroux, Jeanmar Gomez and Justin Wilson might be candidates to start.

SP | Gerrit Cole | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Gerrit Cole is not an option to fill in for SP Wandy Rodriguez (hamstring) cannot start Sunday, April 14.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated SP Chad Billingsley (hand) from the 15-day disabled list and he will start Wednesday, April 10, against the San Diego Padres.

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (biceps) received a good prognosis after a second opinion on his injured right biceps Monday, April 8, according to a team source. However, he will likely miss his next turn in the rotation Friday, April 12, against the Tampa Bay Rays.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Brett Myers, who was expected to start Wednesday, April 10, against the New York Yankees, was called upon Tuesday, April 9, in relief of SP Carlos Carrasco.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (thumb) is expected to make his next scheduled start Saturday, April 13, against the Detroit Tigers. He suffered a thumb injury in his last start.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque Wednesday, April 10.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (back) threw one inning during an extended spring training game Tuesday, April 9. He is expected to appear in two more extended spring training games before he goes on a rehab assignment.

SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson (finger) said he expects to miss four to six weeks because of his sprained middle finger.

SP | Robert Whitenack | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have designated SP Robert Whitenack for assignment.

SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) has been playing catch since April 1. It is not known if it will affect when he will be able to return.

SP | Miguel Batista | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Free Agents
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free-agent SP Miguel Batista (Rockies) to a minor league deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will play catch Tuesday, April 9, but is not sure if he will be able to make his scheduled start Thursday, April 11.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said SP Roy Halladay is not dealing with any injury and not been to the trainer's room this season. Amaro said the team will give Halladay as much time as he needs to figure out why he is struggling.

SP | Garrett Richards | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards will take SP Jered Weaver's (elbow) spot in the starting rotation.

SP | Jamie Moyer | free agent | Free Agents,
Free-agent SP Jamie Moyer (Blue Jays) said he is not ready to rule out a return but does not expect to attempt a comeback this season. He said he only wants to return if he believes he can still pitch for a team and will not come back for publicity.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed SP Jered Weaver (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list with a broken left elbow Tuesday, April 9, and recalled RP Dane De La Rosa from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move. P Andrew Taylor (shoulder) was also transferred to the 60-day DL.

SP | Jeff Niemann | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Jeff Niemann (shoulder) has chosen to undergo surgery to fix the labrum and rotator cuff in his right shoulder. The procedure will end his 2013 season. The surgery will likely take place Wednesday, April 10.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey fanned nine hitters for the second straight start to beat the Philadelphia Phillies Monday, April 8, in a game in which he overshadowed SP Roy Halladay on the bump. Harvey allowed only one run in the fourth inning, and he gave up only three hits and two walks to lower his career ERA to 2.33 in 12 starts. He's striking out close to 11 hitters per nine innings. Harvey lacked some fastball command Monday, but he successfully was able to rely on his offspeed offerings.

SP | Paul Maholm | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Paul Maholm allowed just one hit in seven scoreless frames to beat the Miami Marlins Monday, April 8. He has not given up a run in 12 2/3 innings in his first two starts of the season.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, St. Louis Cardinals CL Jason Motte (elbow) has a low-grade tear in his ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He will rest three weeks, and if he can't begin a throwing program May 1, he'll undergo Tommy John surgery.

RP | Alfredo Aceves | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Alfredo Aceves is a candidate to make a spot start, likely Sunday, April 14, against the Tampa Bay Rays. SP John Lackey (biceps) is expected to miss his next turn in the rotation due to a biceps injury.

RP | Craig Breslow | Boston Red Sox | Injury,
Boston Red Sox RP Craig Breslow (shoulder) threw on flat ground from 120 feet Tuesday, April 9. He is expected to start pitching in extended spring training games later this week.

RP | Roy Oswalt | free agent | Free Agents,
The Philadelphia Phillies likely will not look to sign free-agent SP Roy Oswalt (Rangers) when he is ready to sign with a team.

RP | Carlos Marmol | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio said the team still sees RP Carlos Marmol as a candidate to be their closer but are looking for a role he can succeed in at this point. "We want him to be our closer," Bosio said. "We want all our players to do well, and Carlos is not any different than anyone in this room."

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford has been replaced as the team's closer by RP Jim Henderson, at least until Axford can figure out his early-season struggles. Axford has given up four homers and has a 20.25 ERA in three appearances to start the year, giving up eight hits and six runs in 2 2/3 innings. "I told (Axford) that I want him to be our closer," manager Ron Roenicke told reporters. "How we think is the best way to get him back in that role is pretty much what we did with him last year - put him back in wherever it's going to be: sixth (inning), seventh, maybe eighth, and let him get his stuff back."

RP | Joe Nathan | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Joe Nathan recorded his 300th career save against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, April 8.

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