Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 2, 2013 @ 08:57:01 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Matt Adams | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (oblique) will go on a rehab assignment at Double-A Springfield Thursday, May 2, and is expected to come off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 7.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) hasn't progressed past taking dry swings, according to manager Joe Girardi.


Second Baseman

2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers are likely to play 2B Mark Ellis (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 3, in the corresponding move to activating SP Clayton Kershaw from the bereavement list.

2B | Chris Getz | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 2B Chris Getz (allergies) is battling allergies and is sitting in favor of SS Elliot Johnson Wednesday, May 1.

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (ankle) is out of the lineup again Wednesday, May 1, and 2B Danny Espinosa is sitting in favor of 2B Steve Lombardozzi.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (hand) will probably have a decision made by the organization on Friday, May 3, about whether he needs a DL stint. The Bucs may decide to make a roster move if he's made little progress by then.


Shortstop

SS | Jeff Bianchi | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction
Milwaukee Brewers INF Jeff Bianchi (hip) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) is back in the lineup Wednesday, May 1.

SS | Adeiny Hechavarria | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SS Adeiny Hechavarria (elbow) is expected to come off the disabled list Thursday, May 2. He's been out since April 18 with a right elbow contusion. He'll have a rehab outing with Single-A Jupiter Wednesday, May 1. INF Nick Green will be designated for assignment to make room for Hechavarria. The team is also expected to send RP Brad Hand to Triple-A New Orleans and recall OF Matt Diaz from the minors. Diaz has been playing first base at New Orleans.

SS | Paul Janish | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Paul Janish (side, shoulder) strained a side muscle diving for a ball on his rehab assignment, and he'll start another rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett soon.

SS | Yuniesky Betancourt | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers INF Yuniesky Betancourt will be the regular first baseman when 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) returns, likely later this week. INF Alex Gonzalez will shift to a utility role.


Third Baseman

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 3.

3B | Alberto Callaspo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Alberto Callaspo (calf) had two hits, including a home run, in a minor-league rehab game for Class A Inland Empire Wednesday, May 1. He might come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 2.

3B | Chris Nelson | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees acquired INF Chris Nelson from the Colorado Rockies Wednesday, May 1. The Yankees will either send cash or a player to be named to the Rockies. To make room on the 40-man roster, the Yankees moved C Francisco Cervelli (hand) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) said Wednesday, May 1, that he will come off the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 3.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) received an epidural injection for his lumbar spine sprain, and he could return around the middle of the month. Youkilis won't be able to return from the disabled list until May 13 after playing over the weekend, which the team acknowledged was a mistake. He said the epidural will take roughly a week to fully medicate. Youkilis' injury has caused the same inflammation and bulge of a disc in his back that he's had previously. He believes the epidural will fix the issue. Doctors have told Youkilis that surgery isn't needed.

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said he is no longer considering moving 3B Brett Lawrie to second base and playing OF Jose Bautista to third base.

3B | Jeff Keppinger | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Jeff Keppinger (back) is back in the starting lineup Wednesday, May 1.

3B | Mark Teahen | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds acquired 3B Mark Teahen from the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday, April 30, in exchange for future considerations.


Catcher

C | Hank Conger | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia used C Hank Conger for the fourth straight start of SP C.J. Wilson, but he said he is not pairing Conger and Wilson exclusively. Conger also started Tuesday, April 30, and was used again because Scioscia said C Chris Iannetta was still "a little stiff" after catching 18 2/3 innings Monday, April 29, against the Oakland Athletics.

C | Rob Brantly | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins C Rob Brantly (finger) is out due to a fresh cut on his index finger of his throwing hand Wednesday, May 1, but the injury isn't serious.

C | A.J. Pierzynski | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski (oblique) said he is feeling better, but he'll take another day off Wednesday, May 1.

C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Wilin Rosario (foot) sat out of the game Tuesday, April 30, after fouling a ball off his right foot Monday, April 29.


Outfielder

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (side) is likely to sit out Thursday, May 2.

OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said he has no intention of moving OF Alfonso Soriano down in the order because of his lack of production in April. Soriano went into the final game of the month with one home run and two RBIs, hitting .095 with runners in scoring position. Sveum has used Soriano in the clean-up spot in all 25 of Soriano's starts.

OF | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mark Trumbo hit his third home run in as many days Wednesday, May 1, as the Angels topped the Oakland Athletics 5-4.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (ankle, hamstring) had X-rays Wednesday, May 1, and manager Davey Johnson said the tests came back clean. As long as Werth's hamstring is fine, too, he could return to the starting lineup soon.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, while Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) was out of the starting lineup for a second straight day, manager Don Mattingly said Crawford is unlikely to need a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Roger Bernadina | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (undisclosed) left the game Wednesday, May 1, due to an apparent undisclosed injury. OF Roger Bernadina replaced him in right field.

OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell hopes to have OF Shane Victorino (back) back in the lineup Friday, May 3. "That's the tentative plan," Farrell said. "Whether or not he's coming out of BP tomorrow and he's available for tomorrow night's game remains to be seen. But optimistically we're looking at Friday at Texas."

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (hamstring) left the game early with a left hamstring injury Wednesday, May 1, and he will have an MRI exam Thursday, May 2.

OF | Khris Davis | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers optioned OF Khris Davis to Triple-A Nashville Wednesday, May 1, likely to make room for 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) when he returns from the disabled list.

OF | Michael Bourn | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (finger) has yet to take live batting practice and there isn't a timetable for when he'll begin his minor league rehab assignment.

OF | Nick Swisher | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Nick Swisher (shoulder) is out for the second straight game Wednesday, May 1, but with an off day Thursday, May 2, he's being given extra rest.

OF | Delmon Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young (arm) is not in the lineup Wednesday, May 1, after being hit in the throwing arm last night. He won't be guaranteed to play in right field Thursday, May 2, either.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) is taking at-bats in extended spring training Wednesday, May 1. Granderson has said that he'll feel ready to return to the majors once he's had 50 at-bats.

OF | Juan Rivera | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent OF Juan Rivera (Yankees) to a minor league deal Tuesday, April 30.

OF | Avisail Garcia | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers activated OF Avisail Garcia (heel) from the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, May 1, and optioned him to Triple-A Toledo.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. He left the club's Monday, April 29, contest in the 13th inning because of the injury and sat out on Tuesday, April 30, the date to which his DL stint is backdated. The A's have called up C Luke Montz from Triple-A Sacramento to take Crisp's place on the 25-man roster.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) will make his next rehab start at Triple-A Iowa.

SP | Gavin Floyd | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Gavin Floyd (elbow) is receiving multiple opinions on his right elbow injury and hopes to have a treatment plan next week.

SP | Trevor Bauer | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Trevor Bauer was optioned to Triple-A Columbus.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) and SP Charlie Morton (elbow) could return May 11 and May 14, respectively.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
Tampa Bay Rays SPs David Price, Matt Moore and Jeremy Hellickson were fined an undisclosed amount for using social media to criticize an umpire over the weekend. Umpire Tom Hallion was also fined. Price was fined $1,000, and believes everyone else was fined the same.

SP | Stolmy Pimentel | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Stolmy Pimentel is 2-0 with a 0.30 ERA and 28 strikeouts against 14 walks in 30 1/3 innings at Double-A Altoona.

SP | Lance Lynn | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Lance Lynn struck out five and allowed five hits in seven innings to get his fifth win of the season and his 10th win in a row going back to last season. The Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Wednesday, May 1. Lynn also singled in the fifth inning, breaking an 0 for 52 run that went back to April 20, 2012. "When you go 0 for 50-something, that feels good," he said.

SP | Tommy Milone | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Despite striking out 10 batters, Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone suffered his third straight loss Wednesday, May 1, as the Athletics lost 5-4 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (elbow) is throwing from flat ground on a nearly daily basis, and he backed up to more than 100 feet Wednesday, May 1. Manager Mike Scioscia said Weaver is "very excited" with how his elbow feels.

SP | Kevin Gausman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman has 29 strikeouts and just one walk while pitching 28 2/3 innings with Class AA this year. SP Freddy Garcia will start against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 4, but Gausman may be ready to come up to the majors before long. Garcia is 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA at Triple-A Norfolk and can opt out of his contract if he's not in the majors by May 15. SP Jair Jurrjens, who is 2-1 with a 2.64 ERA at Norfolk could also be in front of Gausman. Jurrjens can opt out June 15. The Orioles may want to keep Gausman in the minors until June to prevent him reaching Super 2 status and gain an extra year of arbitration. Gausman is 1-3 with a 3.77 ERA, but he's allowing more than a hit per inning.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (pectoral, back) has started a long toss program and could throw off a mound this weekend. RP Craig Breslow (shoulder) has already made three rehab outings and will pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket Thursday, May 2.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) had a setback with his back that required additional surgery Wednesday, May 1. There is no timetable for Harrison's return. An MRI showed another smaller herniation of a previously fixed disc.

SP | Blake Beavan | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Blake Beavan will be stretched out as a starter at Triple-A Tacoma in case SP Aaron Harang needs to be bumped from the rotation.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (forearm) didn't have any problems during his side session Wednesday, May 1, and he's been cleared to start Saturday, May 4.

SP | Jordan Lyles | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Jordan Lyles will make the start Thursday, May 2, according to manager Bo Porter.

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) is doing well with his triceps tightness and is still planning to make his next scheduled start.

SP | R.A. Dickey | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP R.A. Dickey (neck, back) underwent an MRI but it only revealed inflammation in his neck and back. The team still plans to start Dickey Saturday, May 4.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay allowed three two-run homers in his loss to the Cleveland Indians Tuesday, April 30. He gave up eight runs and nine hits in just 3 2/3 innings.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez gave up five runs and seven hits while walking a season-high five and striking out nine in just four innings to lose to the Atlanta Braves Tuesday, April 30. He has given up five or more runs in three of his six starts this year for an ERA of 5.34. He's gone only four innings in two of his starts. "It looked like he was going right after them," manager Davey Johnson said. "Obviously, he wasn't keeping the ball down and hitting his spots."

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (rib cage, neck) underwent MRI exams on his neck and rib cage Monday, April 29, and he received an injection in his rib cage. He'll be re-evaluated Wednesday, May 1.

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu had a career-high 12 strikeouts in his win over the Colorado Rockies Tuesday, April 30. Ryu allowed three hits and two earned runs while walking two in the 105-pitch outing. His 12 punchouts were the most by a rookie in team history since SP Hideo Nomo struck out 13 back in 1995.

SP | Tim Hudson | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Tim Hudson recorded his 200th career victory by beating the Washington Nationals Tuesday, April 30, by giving up three hits in seven innings. He also hit his third career home run in the game. Hudson became the 110th pitcher in history to reach the 200-victory mark. The only other active pitchers that have 200 wins are New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte and Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay. Hudson's 16 wins against the Nationals are the highest total he has recorded against any other team.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (ankle) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle. This is his fifth career stint on the DL. The A's have called up SP Dan Straily from Triple-A Sacramento to take Anderson's place on the 25-man roster.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) will make his first rehab start at Double-A Pensacola Friday, May 3. He'll throw 60-70 pitches.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Bruce Rondon | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers optioned RP Bruce Rondon to Triple-A Toledo on Wednesday, May 1. In a corresponding move, Detroit says it will call up RP Luke Putkonen before the game Thursday, May 2, at the Houston Astros.

RP | David Phelps | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP David Phelps failed to cement his spot as the No. 5 starter Wednesday, May 1, against the Houston Astros, as he allowed four runs and eight hits over 5 2/3 innings.

RP | David Robertson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees RP David Robertson (knee) said Wednesday, May 1, he felt a tweak in the side of his left knee after slipping during the game against the Houston Astros. He said he iced the knee afterward and it feels better.

RP | Ernesto Frieri | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ernesto Frieri recorded a five-out save that took 35 pitches over the Oakland Athletics Wednesday, May 1. "We're not real comfortable with that, but Ernie said he had two innings if we needed it," manager Mike Scioscia said.

RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Scott Downs (side) suffered an injury to his right side Wednesday, May 1.

RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury,
San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (oblique) tossed around 25 pitches in extended spring training Wednesday, May 1, and he's likely to be activated from the disabled list Friday, May 3. He faced seven hitters and allowed two singles while getting four ground-ball outs and striking out one.

RP | Nick Hagadone | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians officially recalled SP Trevor Bauer from the minors Wednesday, May 1, and optioned RP Nick Hagadone in a corresponding move.

RP | Donnie Veal | Chicago White Sox | Transaction,
The Chicago White Sox recalled P Brian Omogrosso from the minors Wednesday, May 1, and optioned RP Donnie Veal to the minors in a corresponding move.

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