Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 22, 2013 @ 09:43:01 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Paul Goldschmidt | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt is the only player on the team to have played in every game this season. He went 1-for-3 with a pair of walks, a run scored and an RBI Sunday, April 21, against the Colorado Rockies.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
With Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) relegated to designated hitter duties due to plantar fasciitis in his left foot, OF Mark Trumbo made another start at his old position, first base, Sunday, April 21, against the Detroit Tigers. Trumbo was error-free, and he went 1-for-4 with a pair of walks and the game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the 13th inning.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (groin) will return to the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, April 21, batting fourth. OF John Mayberry Jr. will start in right field and bat second, with SS Jimmy Rollins leading off. OF Ben Revere remains in the No. 7 spot in the batting order, with C Erik Kratz batting eighth.

1B | Travis Ishikawa | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles minor league 1B Travis Ishikawa (nose), currently playing for Triple-A Norfolk, suffered a broken nose while trying to break up a double play Saturday, April 20.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Adam Dunn struck out three times in four at-bats Saturday, April 20, against the Minnesota Twins, and he is mired in a 1-for-36 slumps.

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (forearm) was held out of the lineup Saturday, April 20, due to a strained left forearm. "It's feeling pretty good right now," Helton said. "I've never done anything like it. I could play right now if I had to, I guess."

1B | Lyle Overbay | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Kevin Youkilis (back) left the game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, April 20, because of tightness in his lower back. He was replaced by 1B Lyle Overbay.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Once Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (ankle) is able to return to his normal spot in right field, 1B Adam Lind and OF Rajai Davis will split time as the designated hitter. Lind will face right-handed pitchers, while David will face left-handed pitchers. The duo were set to form a platoon earlier in the month, before injuries led to new alignments.

1B | Brett Wallace | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said Friday, April 19, that 1B Brett Wallace remains part of the plan despite his demotion to Triple-A. "We see Brett Wallace as still part of our future," Porter said.

1B | Brandon Moss | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics activated 1B Brandon Moss from the paternity list Thursday, April 18, and optioned OF Shane Peterson to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.


Second Baseman

2B | Ramon Santiago | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland had planned to start INF Ramon Santiago (dehydration) at shortstop against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, April 21, but is holding him out after he became dehydrated Saturday, April 20. SS Jhonny Peralta will start at shortstop Sunday.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano singled and walked Saturday, April 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He has reached base safely in 14 of his first 16 games.

2B | Dan Uggla | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 2B Dan Uggla (calf) left the game Saturday, April 20, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to a strained left calf. He is considered day to day.

2B | Blake DeWitt | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves have placed INF Blake DeWitt (back) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained lower back. In a corresponding move, RP David Carpenter has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

2B | Emilio Bonifacio | Toronto Blue Jays | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Emilio Bonifacio has been getting regular playing time so far this season, but he is expected to shift to a super-utility role if the club's starters are healthy.

2B | Maicer Izturis | Toronto Blue Jays | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
While the Toronto Blue Jays could ask 2B Maicer Izturis to play elsewhere at various points during the season, he projects as the regular second baseman for now, which is his natural position in the view of manager John Gibbons.

2B | Robert Andino | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SS Brendan Ryan is riding the bench in favor of 2B Robert Andino Friday, April 19. Ryan has just one hit in his last 22 plate appearances.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Most of the swelling in Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts' (knee) knee has gone down, but manager Buck Showalter hopes to have a better idea once the team returns home when Roberts could go on a rehab assignment.

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) and 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) are sitting out Friday, April 19.


Shortstop

SS | Munenori Kawasaki | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Munenori Kawasaki was moved to leadoff for the Sunday, April 21, game against the New York Yankees. Kawasaki responded with one hit, a sacrifice fly and a run scored in an 8-4 victory.

SS | Cliff Pennington | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SS Cliff Pennington was given the day off Sunday, April 21, against the Colorado Rockies. It was his first day off of the season.

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, April 21, that SS Erick Aybar (heel) "is not quite day-to-day, but he is close" to returning from the 15-day disabled list.

SS | Stephen Drew | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew did not start in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday, April 21, against the Kansas City Royals. He was hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts in the first game, dropping his average to just .100. He has just two hits over his past 21 at-bats in the past six games.

SS | Joaquin Arias | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said INF Joaquin Arias and OF Andres Torres would be in the starting lineup against the San Diego Padres Sunday, April 21. Both players were scheduled to start against left-handed SP Clayton Richard (illness) Saturday, April 20, but were removed from the lineup after Richard was scratched and replaced with right-handed P Andrew Cashner.

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, X-rays for Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (wrist) came back negative. According to manager Terry Francona, Cabrera slipped down the steps of the dugout five minutes before the game started and broke his fall with his left hand. Francona added that he was feeling better after the game Saturday, April 20, but Cabrera was not in the starting lineup against the Houston Astros Sunday, April 21.

SS | Hak-Ju Lee | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Hak-Ju Lee (knee) to tore ligaments in his left knee in the game Saturday, April 20, for Triple-A Durham. His return this season is unlikely.

SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds SS Zack Cozart said Saturday, April 20, that X-rays showed no fracture to his right index and middle fingers after he was hit by a pitch in the 13th inning.

SS | Jose Reyes | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Munenori Kawasaki has settled in as the regular shortstop for the time being due to his strong play, making the loss of SS Jose Reyes (ankle) sting slightly less.

SS | Adam Rosales | Oakland Athletics | Injury
Oakland Athletics INF Adam Rosales (intercostal) is likely to stay on his rehab assignment through the end of the team's current road trip unless he's needed before then.

SS | Hiroyuki Nakajima | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) is not 100 percent healthy but will report to extended spring training Monday, April 22.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) went through a full workout Friday, April 19, and is hoping he can return by April 29.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) will resume rehabbing his ankle in four to eight weeks after the new crack in his ankle heals completely. He will not need to undergo surgery but is expected to return after the All-Star break.


Third Baseman

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) sat out Sunday, April 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays. 3B Jayson Nix took his place in the lineup. Manager Joe Girardi intended to give Youkilis a day off because the team is in the middle of a six-game stretch on artificial turf.

3B | Anthony Rendon | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon made his major league debut Sunday, April 21, against the New York Mets, and he was hitless in four at-bats with a pair of strikeouts. He also committed an error.

3B | Chris D. Johnson | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he is considering making 3B Chris D. Johnson as the team's regular third baseman once 1B Freddie Freeman (oblique) comes off the 15-day disabled list.

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals placed 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, April 20, due to his left hamstring injury. He aggravated the injury Wednesday in a road game against the Miami Marlins, and he has been sidelined ever since.

3B | Brent Morel | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox minor league 3B Brent Morel (undisclosed), currently playing for Triple-A Charlotte, has been placed on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury. He has not played since Monday, April 15. In a corresponding move, minor league INF Josh Bell (undisclosed) was activated from the disabled list.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight game Friday, April 19, against the Atlanta Braves. He went without a homer in the first 14 games. "The last few days have been pretty good for me," Alvarez said. "I'm getting in some kind of rhythm now and I'm stringing some good at-bats together. Hopefully, things are starting to turn for me. I feel good at the plate."

3B | Michael Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Michael Young went 1-for-3 with a run scored Friday, April 19, against the St. Louis Cardinals to push his hitting streak to 10 games.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (rest) was given a scheduled day off Friday, April 19, against the Philadelphia Phillies. INF Ty Wigginton made the start at third base in his absence, and he went 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout.

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (rib cage) said Friday, April 19, that he feels great after returning from a rib cage injury to the active roster. "I feel like if I had come back a little bit earlier than I was supposed to we would have had problems, but fortunately enough I took the time that I needed and got back where I need to be."

3B | Cody Ransom | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs do not have a lot of depth in the field. Newcomer INF Cody Ransom is considered the backup at second base, shortstop and third base, at least until 3B Ian Stewart (quadriceps) is healthy enough to return.

3B | Alberto Callaspo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed 3B Alberto Callaspo (calf) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 19, and recalled P Michael Kohn from the minors in a corresponding move.

3B | Taylor Green | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Taylor Green (hip) will undergo hip surgery to remove bone spurs that were causing an impingement. Green will be out for six months.


Catcher

C | Ryan Hanigan | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have placed C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. In a corresponding move, the team recalled C Corky Miller from Triple-A Louisville.

C | Russell Martin | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin is making his ninth career start at third base Saturday, April 20. It is his first start at the hot corner since Aug. 20, 2008, when he played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

C | Ryan Doumit | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF/C Ryan Doumit is not in the starting lineup for the first time this season Saturday, April 20, against the Chicago White Sox.

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina was given his first day off Friday, April 19, against the Philadelphia Phillies. C Tony Cruz made the start and was hitless in three at-bats with a strikeout.

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (wrist) underwent X-rays on his left wrist after being hit by a pitch in extended spring training Friday, April 19. The X-rays came back negative.

C | Derek Norris | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (jaw) is still a little bit sore but is available to play Friday, April 19, despite not being in the starting lineup.

C | Travis d'Arnaud | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) will not need surgery on his broken foot, but he will be out roughly eight weeks.


Outfielder

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds had a league-worst .254 on-base percentage in 2012. OF Shin-Soo Choo has a league-best .523 OBP this year.

OF | Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel (quadriceps) is recovering from a strained left quadriceps, and he is in "calm-down" mode as he lets the swelling go down. "He'll just do mobility stuff and regular manual strengthening, just what's tolerable while they try to calm everything down," manager Kirk Gibson said. "The MRI showed some fluid in there, which means there's swelling. He'll try to work that out, as well, and then start ramping up at that point."

OF | Adam Eaton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) started to throw Friday, April 19, and he has been hitting since April 4, serving as the designated hitter in extended spring games. Eaton will throw from 60 feet Monday, April 22, according to general manager Kevin Towers.

OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) was not in the starting lineup for the second game of the doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, April 21. He missed the opener, but said he felt improved from Saturday, April 20. "He feels improved from yesterday and last night," manager John Farrell said. "Yet there's still some tightness in the lower back. He's day-to-day, so we'll have him to sit out and he'll continue to get treatment."

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury had at least one hit in each game of the doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, April 21, pushing his hitting streak to 11 games.

OF | Delmon Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (ankle) went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout for Class A Clearwater Sunday, April 21, in the first game of a minor-league rehab assignment.

OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (eye, back) required six stitches for a gash suffered to his left eyelid after a collision with the outfield wall Sunday, April 21. He also reported "soreness" in his back after the game against the San Francisco Giants.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with a home run and three RBI Sunday, April 21, against the Chicago Cubs. He now has 207 career homers, trailing Gorman Thomas by one home run on the team's all-time home runs list.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (legs) is not in the starting lineup against the Texas Rangers Sunday, April 21. He went 1-for-4 Saturday, April 20, but does not appear to be ready to play in consecutive games. Manager Eric Wedge hinted that Gutierrez could be placed on the disabled list when OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) is ready to return from the DL. "Down the road, if this keeps up it is," Wedge said. "We are trying to avoid it, but if this keeps up, I don't think we have many other options."

OF | J.D. Martinez | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have placed OF J.D. Martinez (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right knee. In a corresponding move, OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) has been activated from the disabled list.

OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) did not hit off a tee Sunday, April 21, but is scheduled to hit off one Monday, April 21. Cespedes is expected to take batting practice during the team's next series. He likely would play in a rehab game Friday, April 26, or Saturday, April 27, before coming off the disabled list Sunday, April 28.

OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout slapped his first career grand slam Saturday, April 20, against the Detroit Tigers. He wasn't fazed, saying it was "just another home run."

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos had three infield hits and a sacrifice fly Saturday, April 20, against the Detroit Tigers. He had 36 infield hits last season, which was fourth-most in the American League.

OF | Juan Pierre | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Juan Pierre enter the game Friday, April 19, striking out three or more times in a game just five times in 1,897 big-league games. He struck out three times Friday, and then did it again Saturday, April 20. He has never struck out four times in a game.

OF | Vernon Wells | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Vernon Wells finished 3-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored Saturday, April 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was once again showered with boos by fans of his former team, as he homered for a second straight day. "They keep calling me by my old nickname, boo," Wells joked.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nick Markakis went 1-for-4 in Game 1 of a doubleheader Saturday, April 20, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He has posted at least one hit in 14 of his first 16 games.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold cracked a two-run home run Saturday, April 20, against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 1 of a doubleheader, and he delivered the game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the eighth inning.

OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) was placed on the minor leagues 7-day disabled list Saturday, April 20, due to a sprained left thumb.

OF | Jared Mitchell | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have demoted minor league OF Jared Mitchell from Triple-A Charlotte to Double-A Birmingham. The former first-round pick was batting only .132 in 53 at-bats this season for Charlotte.

OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have placed OF Dayan Viciedo (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. In a corresponding move, the team has recalled OF Blake Tekotte from Triple-A Charlotte.

OF | B.J. Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF B.J. Upton was ejected by the home plate umpire in the seventh inning Friday, April 19, against the Pittsburgh Pirates for arguing a called third strike.

OF | Jose Bautista | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista (back, ear) went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer run, a walk and a strikeout Friday, April 19, against the New York Yankees in his return to the lineup.

OF | Jorge Soler | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Jorge Soler rejoined his Class A Daytona teammates Thursday, April 18, after serving a five-game suspension. He was punished for charging the opposing dugout while wielding a bat April 10.

OF | Wil Myers | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays OF Wil Myers (foot) posted on his official Twitter account that he felt "great" Friday, April 19, but he was held out of the lineup at Triple-A Durham to be "cautious." Myers hopes to return to the lineup Sunday, April 21.

OF | Endy Chavez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (legs) is out of the lineup for the second straight day with stiffness in his legs Friday, April 19. "We're still trying to help him with his lower half," manager Eric Wedge said. "I think it's tough with his hips, where it gets a little bit out of line and that's where it affects his legs." Gutierrez could be used as a pinch hitter later in the game, though. The team may choose to part ways with OFs Raul Ibanez or Jason Bay when OF Michael Saunders (shoulder) returns from the disabled list next week instead of risking OF Endy Chavez to waivers.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist), who is dealing with a right wrist impingement, is in a split that he'll wear for the next week.

OF | Seth Smith | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hand) is unable to swing a bat, and it's unknown if he'll be back when eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (back) said he will return to the lineup Friday, April 19, after sitting out with back stiffness Thursday, April 18.

OF | Nick Weglarz | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent OF Nick Weglarz (Rays) to a minor league deal Friday, April 19.

OF | Jackie Bradley | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox officially activated DH David Ortiz (heels, Achilles') from the 15-day disabled list Friday, April 19, and optioned OF Jackie Bradley to the minors in a corresponding move.

OF | Brent Lillibridge | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
Chicago Cubs OF Brent Lillibridge cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, April 18.

OF | Julio Borbon | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs have claimed OF Julio Borbon off waivers from the Texas Rangers.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy,
The injury to Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) has forced manager Don Mattingly to adjust his rotation. SP's Clayton Kershaw, Ted Lilly and Hyun-Jin Ryu (in order) will pitch games Tuesday through Thursday, April 23-25, against the New York Mets.

SP | Rich Harden | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Rich Harden (shoulder) is set to take another key step along the comeback trail on Tuesday, April 23, when he is due to throw a live batting practice session in Fort Myers.

SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Barry Zito beat the San Diego Padres on Sunday, April 21, for the first time in nearly two years. He allowed five hits in seven innings of a 5-0 shutout win, struck out four, walked one and did not give up run for the third time in four starts.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Opponents are hitting .294 against Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tommy Hanson, who has allowed 20 hits and six walks in 17 innings.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey is the first pitcher in the modern era to win his first four starts while allowing no more than 10 hits combined, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Harvey is 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA, while other Mets starters are 6-6 with a 5.95 ERA.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP prospect Zack Wheeler, who is currently at Triple-A Las Vegas, walked six batters against Sacramento on Friday, April 19. The walks led to four earned runs, which alarmed manager Terry Collins because Wheeler is not a high-walk pitcher. "I know how hard it is to pitch (there), but good pitchers (have done well) because they threw strikes. I'd rather see 10 hits that I can understand. But six walks, he's better than that," Collins said.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies could turn to SPs Tyler Chatwood or Drew Pomeranz, both currently at Triple-A Colorado Spring, to start Wednesday, April 24, against the Atlanta Braves.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the Colorado Rockies placed SP Jhoulys Chacin (back) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, April 21, due to a left lower back strain. He suffered the injury Friday, April 19, and the move is retroactive to Saturday, April 20. The team recalled RP Rob Scahill from Triple-A Colorado Springs in the corresponding move.

SP | Daniel Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) continues to rehab after Tommy John surgery July 9, 2012. He has been throwing live batting practice, including a 20-pitch outing at extended spring training earlier this week. Hudson will resume his throwing program Monday, April 22, after taking a day off Sunday, April 21, to rest.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (elbow) plans to start throwing Wednesday, April 24, as he makes his way back from a broken left elbow. Weaver had X-rays last week which came back negative, but he still needs to give the elbow time to heal.

SP | Allen Webster | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Allen Webster allowed three runs - two earned - and five hits over six innings in his major league debut against the Kansas City Royals in the second game of a doubleheader Sunday, April 21. He also struck out five batters in the quality start.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Ryan Dempster was the first Red Sox starting pitcher this season to allow more than three runs in a game. He allowed four earned runs over seven innings Sunday, April 21, in the first game of a doubleheader against the Kansas City Royals, and he remains winless.

SP | Dallas Keuchel | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have called up P Brett Oberholtzer from Triple-A Oklahoma City. In a corresponding move, SP Dallas Keuchel was optioned to Oklahoma City.

SP | Will Smith | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have called up SP Will Smith from the minors.

SP | Shaun Marcum | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Shaun Marcum (neck) is scheduled to throw 70-75 pitches in a rehab start Monday, April 22. If all goes well, he would likely start against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, April 27. Manager Terry Collins said he would be limited to throwing 90-95 pitches in his first MLB start of the season.

SP | Aaron Laffey | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have recalled RP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas. In a corresponding move, SP Aaron Laffey has been designated for assignment.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
Assuming he is well enough, San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (illness) could make his next start against the Milwaukee Brewers Tuesday, April 23. He would fill the slot in the rotation vacated by SP Tyson Ross (shoulder), who was recently placed on the disabled list. Richard was unable to make his scheduled start against the San Francisco Giants Saturday, April 20, after coming down with a stomach virus.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) gave up four runs on four hits over 2 2/3 innings in a rehab start for Double-A Altoona Saturday, April 20.

SP | Nick Tepesch | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (wrist) said he felt good Sunday, April 21, although he admitted there was still minor soreness in his right wrist. Manager Ron Washington believes he'll be ready to make his next scheduled start against the Minnesota Twins Thursday, April 25.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) will meet with team officials Monday, April 22, and is scheduled to throw a bullpen session in front of pitching coach Don Cooper early this week. He hopes to begin a minor league rehab assignment soon.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (ankle) threw a bullpen session Sunday, April 21, and it appears the team is optimistic that he will be able to make his next scheduled start. The team is holding out SP Dan Straily from his start for Triple-A Sacramento in case he needs to be called up.

SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) is scheduled to throw from 75 to 90 feet Monday, April 21.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians have placed SP Brett Myers (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right forearm injury. In a corresponding move, the team recalled RP Fernando Nieve from Triple-A Columbus.

SP | John Lackey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP John Lackey (biceps) may be able to start Saturday, April 27, if his rehab start with Double-A Portland Monday, April 22, goes well.

SP | R.A. Dickey | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said SP R.A. Dickey (back, neck) is feeling better. Dickey is throwing a bullpen session Sunday, April 21.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy allowed one earned run, six hits and four walks while striking out nine over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday, April 20, against the Minnesota Twins. The run support was just not there. "I would rather it be me than (SP Jose Quintana) or (SP Chris Sale) or somebody who has not been through it," Peavy said. "I have really pitched my whole career in tight ballgames."

SP | Garrett Richards | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards allowed just two hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over seven scoreless innings in a win Saturday, April 20, against the Detroit Tigers. He has worked into the seventh inning in both of his starts filling in for SP Jered Weaver (forearm), the only pitcher on the staff to make it past the sixth in the team's first 16 games.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Bronson Arroyo allowed two earned runs, six hits and a walk with six strikeouts over eight innings in a no-decision Saturday, April 20, against the Miami Marlins. Arroyo recorded his 1,000th strikeout as a Red in the second inning, and he now has 1,004, passing Jim O'Toole for ninth place on the franchise's all-time strikeouts list.

SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (thigh) was hit by a comebacker in the right thigh during his start Friday, April 19, against the Miami Marlins. He was able to remain in the game. However, Saturday, April 20, he woke up with a bruise bigger than a baseball on his right thigh, with the seams of a baseball clearly visible. "It's called sacrifice," Latos proudly stated.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz allowed two earned runs while scattering eight hits over eight innings in a win Saturday, April 20, against the Kansas City Royals. He also struck out six batters in the 104-pitch quality start, improving to 4-0 while his ERA actually rose to 0.90.

SP | Hiroki Kuroda | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Hiroki Kuroda allowed just one earned run, three hits and a walk over 7 1/3 innings Saturday, April 20, in a no-decision against the Toronto Blue Jays. He also struck out seven batters in the 108-pitch quality start. The Yankees are being careful with Kuroda, who has thrown 100 or more pitches in three of his first four starts. "We've got to remember that he's not 25 anymore either," manager Joe Girardi said. "It's a long season. I think he went 114 (pitches) the time before, but I knew he had an extra day - an extra day leading up to that and an extra day after. We're on five days for a while, and I don't want to kill these guys early."

SP | Thad Weber | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres recalled P Thad Weber from Triple-A Tucson Saturday, April 20.

SP | Andrew Cashner | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (illness) will not make his scheduled start Saturday, April 20, because of flu-like symptoms. SP Andrew Cashner will start in his place.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Steven Johnson (lat) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday, April 24.

SP | Travis Blackley | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have reinstated P Travis Blackley (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Scott Kazmir | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians have activated SP Scott Kazmir (rib cage) from the 15-day disabled list, so he can start against the Houston Astros Saturday, April 20. In a corresponding move, 2B Cord Phelps has been optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

SP | John Lannan | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies have not yet named a starter for their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday, April 22. It would have been SP John Lannan's (knee) spot in the rotation but he will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of a left knee injury.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (hamstring) was able to make his scheduled start Friday, April 19, and he faced the minimum while throwing seven scoreless innings and allowing just one hit in the win. He struck out five batters and did not walk one. "When you see a guy twirling like he did today, there's not any team that's going to put up much against him," manager Clint Hurdle said. "It wasn't just the strikes but the location of the strikes. It was like he was throwing darts."

SP | Kevin Slowey | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Kevin Slowey allowed a run, four hits and a walk over six innings in a no-decision Friday, April 19, against the Cincinnati Reds. He also struck out four batters. "This is certainly one of the best stretches I've had, feelings-wise," Slowey said. "Nothing is bothering me."

SP | Paul Maholm | Atlanta Braves | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Paul Maholm will start Saturday, April 20, against the Pittsburgh Pirates, his former team. It will be his fourth time facing the Pirates since leaving as a free agent after the 2011 season. His 2.35 ERA since last season's All-Star break is the sixth-best in the majors.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson allowed six runs and nine hits in four-plus innings in a loss Friday, April 19, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Hudson came up short in his first attempt at career win No. 200.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (back) missed his last start due to a back injury, but he bounced back by allowed three earned runs and six hits over 7 1/3 innings in his return in a win Friday, April 19, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay allowed two runs, two hits and two walks over seven innings while striking out six in a win Friday, April 19, against the St. Louis Cardinals. Halladay was credited with a complete game after the rain-shortened game was called after seven innings. "Today was as close as I've felt to where I want to be," Halladay said. "When I stay within myself and execute the mechanics the way they should be done, I feel good where I'm at."

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) threw a two-inning simulated game Friday, April 19, in Milwaukee, and did well. Manager Dale Sveum said Garza struggled a bit with what the manager called "pinpoint-manship," or location. "Everything was coming out of his hand OK," Sveum said. "He was a little rusty. That's just the first step to get out there."

SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez (arm) is expected to throw live batting practice in the next seven to 10 days. RP Kyle McClellan (lat) should be back on a mound by May 1.

SP | Josh Outman | Colorado Rockies | Transaction,
The Colorado Rockies recalled SP Josh Outman from the minors Friday, April 19, and optioned SP Chris Volstad to the minors in a corresponding move.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano's (calf) MRI exam revealed a strained calf. He's scheduled to receive a platelet-rich plasma injection to speed his recovery.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) threw a side session Friday, April 19, and will throw one or two more sessions before heading to extended spring training and a minor league rehab assignment.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will need to undergo back surgery Tuesday, April 23, to fix a herniated disc in his back.

SP | Jeff Locke | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Locke, who allowed four runs and six hits while walking four and striking out three in 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Atlanta Braves Thursday, April 18, could stick around in the rotation even after SPs Jeff Karstens (shoulder) and Francisco Liriano (arm) return from their injuries.

SP | Joe Savery | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies recalled P Joe Savery from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Thursday, April 18.

SP | Hisashi Iwakuma | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) was forced to leave after six innings during a strong start against the Detroit Tigers Thursday, April 18. He gave up three hits while walking one and striking out two over six scoreless innings before leaving. Iwakuma thinks he'll be ready to make his next start, however. He's allowed just 12 hits, five runs, two walks and has struck out 18 for a 1.69 ERA in four starts this year.

SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Tony Cingrani won his major league debut against the Miami Marlins Thursday, April 18, while allowing five hits (one solo homer) and striking out eight in 102 pitches.

SP | John Maine | Miami Marlins | Transaction
The Miami Marlins designated P John Maine for assignment and recalled P Tom Koehler from Triple-A New Orleans.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Rafael Perez | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins P Rafael Perez (shoulder) threw an inning at extended spring training on Friday, April 19, but his comeback continues to progress slowly. "He was fine," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said. "His arm strength is still not quite where it needs to be, but there were no setbacks."

RP | Jesse Chavez | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics have recalled RP Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento. In a corresponding move, RP Evan Scribner has been optioned to Sacramento.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox hope RP Joel Hanrahan (hamstring) will be able to throw off a mound Monday, April 22, or Tuesday, April 23.

RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have transferred RP Nick Masset (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP Mariano Rivera nailed down his fifth save, and the 613th save of his career, Saturday, April 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He was working in his 1,057th career game, one shy of former Blue Jays RP Mike Timlin for seventh on baseball's all-time games pitched list.

RP | Ryan Madson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) may not be close to returning because his elbow is sore after throwing a simulated game Friday, April 19.

RP | Eddie Bonine | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Padres have signed free-agent RP Eddie Bonine (Diamondbacks) to a minor league deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RP | Rafael Soriano | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said CL Rafael Soriano will go on paternity leave Monday, April 22, making him unavailable for one game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

RP | Mark Lowe | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have placed RP Mark Lowe (neck) on the 15-day disabled list because of a neck strain. In a corresponding move, INF Tommy Field has been called up from Triple-A Salt Lake.

RP | Matt Albers | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians RP Matt Albers could be activated from the restricted list Monday, April 22, according to manager Terry Francona.

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) threw from about 75 feet in Chicago Friday, April 19. He is on pace to come off the 15-day disabled list on time, but will first have a rehab stint in the minor leagues.

RP | Ernesto Frieri | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw to four hitters during a 20-pitch simulated game Friday, April 19, and he wasn't happy with his performance, but he said his elbow was fine.

RP | Joakim Soria | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow, pectoral) threw some Friday, April 19, but is dealing with a pectoral strain. He's had no issues with his right elbow, though.

RP | Edward Mujica | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Edward Mujica got himself into a first-and-third jam with nobody out against the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, April 18, before retiring three hitters in a row for his first save of the season.

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