Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 13, 2013 @ 09:22:00 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo agreed to a seven-year, $41 million deal through 2019 with two $14.5 million club options, sources say. The total value could be worth $68 million, and escalators could push it to $73 million. He would not receive a $2 million buyout if both options are exercised.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez (neck) did not play Sunday, May 12, against the Miami Marlins. Gonzalez got the day off because of persistent discomfort in his neck, which affects him in the field but not at the plate.

1B | Christian Walker | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles minor league 1B Christian Walker has been promoted from Class A Delmarva to Class A Frederick. Walker was the organization's Minor League Player of the Month for April.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard went 0-for-5 with four strikeouts against the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, May 11. He is 0-for-14 with nine strikeouts since homering in his final at-bat against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, May 7, and has seen his average fall from .320 to .252 over that stretch.

1B | Lyle Overbay | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay collected a career-high four hits in five at-bats Friday, May 10, against the Kansas City Royals. He had a pair of doubles, a home run and five RBIs.

1B | Brett Pill | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brett Pill has the most RBIs in all of minor league baseball at the moment, but the team has no plans to call him up at the moment.

1B | Tyler Moore | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Washington Nationals expect to place OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, with a "very slight strain" of his left hamstring. His DL stint can be backdated since he hasn't played since May 2, meaning he'd be eligible to return May 18, and the team expects him to return at that point. Werth's MRI exam showed "a Grade 1-ish type of strain."

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche has eight hits in his last 14 at-bats to raise his average from .129 through May 1 to .196. "I like where he's at," manager Davey Johnson said before the game. "I think he's seeing the ball better. His timing's coming around."


Second Baseman

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said 2B Robinson Cano will be the designated hitter in one of the team's two games Monday, May 13.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to activate 2B Neil Walker (hand) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 12.

2B | Emilio Bonifacio | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays INF Emilio Bonifacio is starting at second base in place of INF Maicer Izturis for the second consecutive game Sunday, May 12, against the Boston Red Sox. "He's fine," manager John Gibbons said of Izturis. "We just need to get Bonifacio some ABs to see what we've got in him."

2B | Darwin Barney | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer said the team is not considering sending 2B Darwin Barney down to the minor leagues even though he has been struggling this season.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (wrist) hit off a tee for the second straight day Saturday, May 11, and said he felt better than he did Friday, May 10. He hopes to hit baseballs flipped to him in the near future.

2B | Marco Scutaro | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy is uncertain if 2B Marco Scutaro (back) will play against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, May 11, after his back began bothering him during the game Friday, May 10. Scutaro currently has a 10-game hitting streak and is hitting .487 (19-for-39) over this stretch.

2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly indicated 2B Mark Ellis (quadriceps) will not come off the 15-day disabled list when eligible Sunday, May 12, because Ellis will have to go on a rehab assignment before returning, and the team has not discussed that option at this point.

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis is hitting .264 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in his last 17 games after working with hitting coach Ty Van Burkleo. Van Burkleo showed Kipnis video of when he performed well last season and noticed hands were more aggressive in the strike zone.

2B | Alexi Casilla | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Alexi Casilla has been working on and considering abandoning swinging from the left side of the plate. Casilla will move over to the right side of the plate Friday, May 10, with the team facing a right-handed pitcher. He's a natural righty with the stick, and he's 1-for-9 against righties this year and 6-for-26 against lefties. "In the past years, they say I hit too many fly balls from my left side, fly outs. They see I stay on top of the ball better from my right side, so they came up with the idea, 'What if you hit only from your right side?' I said, 'I can try.' 2B Ryan Flaherty was seeing the majority of starts at second base against righties, but he's hitting only .122 in 26 games.

2B | Jeff Kobernus | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) will probably have to go on the disabled list because he's still experiencing spasms in his hamstring. However, the move can be backdated to allow him to return sooner. OF Eury Perez or 2B Jeff Kobernus are options to be recalled if Werth is put on the DL.

2B | Jayson Nix | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees acquired INF Alberto Gonzalez from the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 10, in exchange for future considerations.

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) was told to leave his soft cast on for another week after he had some pain when he attempted to pick up a bat. He will visit with a doctor Sunday, May 12, and undergo a CT scan Monday, May 13.


Shortstop

SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have placed INF Eduardo Nunez (rib cage) on the 15-day disabled list because of sore ribs. In corresponding moves, INF Alberto Gonzalez had his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) was moved from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list to make room for Gonzalez on the 40-man roster. Nunez's DL stint is retroactive to Monday, May 6.

SS | Chris Valaika | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins SS Chris Valaika (wrist) underwent surgery on his left wrist Friday, May 10, and he will be out for an extended period of time.

SS | Paul Janish | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves activated SS Paul Janish (side, shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, and optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett.

SS | Pedro Florimon | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SS Pedro Florimon (hamstring) is being held out of the lineup as a precaution Friday, May 10.

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (hamstring) is expected to be out three to five days, but manager Mike Scioscia doesn't think Aybar will need to go on the disabled list.


Third Baseman

3B | Lonnie Chisenhall | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians optioned 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus and recalled SP David Huff.

3B | Kyle Seager | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge placed 3B Kyle Seager third in the hitting lineup and moved 1B Kendrys Morales and OF Michael Morse both down a spot in the lineup, to Nos. 4 and 5. Wedge said the moves were designed to take some pressure off Morales and Morse. "I've seen them both chasing more than they should be chasing," Wedge said.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) is still doing pool work at the team's rehab facility but will not be able to come off the 60-day disabled list when he is first eligible.

3B | Conor Gillaspie | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Conor Gillaspie (illness) was scratched from the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, May 11, because of an upper respiratory infection. INF Jeff Keppinger moved over from second base to third base, with INF Tyler Greene inserted into the lineup to play second.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria will serve as the designated hitter against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 12, with INF Ryan Roberts playing third base. C Jose Molina (knee) is back in the lineup after being bothered by a bruised right knee.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) felt good while performing rotation exercises Saturday, May 11.

3B | Luis Valbuena | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs 3B Luis Valbuena (pinkie) is considered day-to-day after X-rays on his pinkie came back negative.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (forearm) underwent X-rays on his forearm after getting hit by a pitch Saturday, May 11. The X-rays did not reveal any fracture, but manager Bruce Bochy is not sure if Sandoval will need a day off.


Catcher

C | David Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have placed C David Ross (concussion) on the seven-day concussion disabled list. In a corresponding move, C Ryan Lavarnway was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.

C | Jose Molina | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria will serve as the designated hitter against the San Diego Padres Sunday, May 12, with INF Ryan Roberts playing third base. C Jose Molina (knee) is back in the lineup after being bothered by a bruised right knee.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
In four games since coming off the disabled list, Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann is 5-for-16 (.313) with two home runs and seven RBIs.

C | Russell Martin | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) hopes to return to the starting lineup against the New York Mets Sunday, May 12. He has been sidelined for several games because of neck stiffness.

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
Entering play Saturday, May 11, St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina has a 10-game hitting streak. He is batting .461 (18-for-39) during the streak.

C | A.J. Pierzynski | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski (oblique) is hoping that he can play when he's eligible to return from the 15-day disabled list. "As long as he doesn't have to go up there (to the plate) aggravating it, it will probably get better," manager Ron Washington said. "He really wanted to play through it because he's done it before. We hope the 11 days helps." C Geovany Soto is ready for regular playing time with Pierzynski out at least 10 more days.

C | Mike McKenry | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (neck) is out of the lineup again Friday, May 10, after his neck soreness flared up.

C | Ryan Hanigan | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds activated C Ryan Hanigan (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, and designated C Corky Miller for assignment in a corresponding move. Hanigan went 3-for-8 with Triple-A Louisville on his rehab assignment.


Outfielder

OF | Oscar Taveras | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras (ankle) rolled his ankle at Triple-A Memphis Sunday, May 12, and should miss a few days.

OF | Austin Kearns | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Austin Kearns was moved from the bereavement list to the restricted list on Sunday, May 12. The move allows Kearns to be away from the team and spend more time with his mother, who had a heart attack on May 5.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp extended his hitting streak to 11 games with two singles Sunday, May 12, in a 5-3 win over the Miami Marlins. Kemp's second single was the 1,000th hit of his career.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (hamstring) has been dealing with hamsting issues but has not missed a game at this point. The injuries have affected his range in the outfield and his ability to run the bases. Cabrera said he is feeling better and wants to be in the lineup every day.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said OF Coco Crisp (hamstring) may run the bases Monday, May 13. Melvin did not rule out the possibility that Crisp could come off the disabled list when he is eligible Wednesday, May 15.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) ran the bases for the first time Sunday, May 12. Manager Eric Wedge is hopeful that he can begin a minor league rehab assignment before the end of the week.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, the Colorado Rockies have placed OF Michael Cuddyer (neck) on the 15-day disabled list because of a bulging disk in his neck. The move is retroactive to Thursday, May 9, which would make him eligible to return May 24. In a corresponding move, OF Charlie Blackmon was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

OF | Chris Heisey | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Pensacola Monday, May 13.

OF | Raul Ibanez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF/DH Raul Ibanez started in left field for the second consecutive game Saturday, May 11, against the Oakland Athletics, because manager Eric Wedge wanted him to feel more comfortable at the plate. Ibanez went 1-for-3, raising his average to .194, but OF Jason Bay is expected to play left field Sunday, May 12.

OF | Chris B. Young | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Chris B. Young (quadriceps) will start a rehab assignment at extended spring training in Arizona Monday, May 13. If all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list Wednesday, May 15.

OF | David Murphy | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said OF David Murphy was OK after crashing into the wall in left field while attempting to catch a double by Houston Astros OF Robbie Grossman in the eighth inning Saturday, May 11. He appeared to be shaken up but remained in the game.

OF | Fernando Martinez | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros OF Fernando Martinez has cleared waivers and will be outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

OF | Adam Eaton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) has been transferred to Class A Visalia to continue his rehab assignment.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (toenail) is back in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, May 12. INF/OF Steve Lombardozzi is making his first start in the outfield this season, playing left field and batting second.

OF | Michael Bourn | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 1B/3B Mark Reynolds and OF Michael Bourn are not in the starting lineup Sunday, May 12, against the Detroit Tigers.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings (groin) was not in the starting lineup Saturday, May 11, because of a sore groin, but manager Joe Maddon said Jennings could be in the lineup Sunday, May 12.

OF | Rajai Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays have placed OF Rajai Davis (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. In a corresponding move, SP Chad Jenkins has been called up from Double-A New Hampshire. Jenkins will start against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, May 12, in place of SP Brandon Morrow (neck), who had his next start pushed back to Wednesday, May 15, against the San Francisco Giants.

OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (appendix) did not play for Triple-A Gwinnett Friday, May 10, one day after his rehab assignment had started. According to general manager Frank Wren, Heyward was experiencing "normal soreness" after having been sidelined for an extended period of time.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun went 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 10, extending his hitting streak to 11 games.

OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez was hitless in four at-bats against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 10, ending his career-best hitting streak at 14 games.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said there is no timetable for OF Giancarlo Stanton's (hamstring) return but he is not close to returning at this point.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo did not rule out the possibility that dehydration could be a factor in OF Jayson Werth's (hamstring) hamstring issues. "The [dehydration] issue is the issue," Rizzo said. "We think it could be cramping, could be just cramping because of the [dehydration], so we're gonna get that under control and see where he's at and just be cautious with it."

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos' (hamstring) injury is expected to keep him out of action until later this month, at least.

OF | Adam Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Adam Jones (foot) underwent X-rays on his left foot after fouling a ball off his foot Thursday, May 9. The X-rays came back negative.

OF | Eric Young Jr. | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (neck) said his neck has "locked up," but he doesn't think he'll need to go on the disabled list. He's dealing with a disc problem and is listed as day-to-day for now. "This is something I've dealt with since 2004," Cuddyer said. "When this happens, it locks me up. I can't turn my neck, and it makes it very difficult to play."

OF | Scott Van Slyke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled OF Scott Van Slyke from the minors Friday, May 10, and optioned INF Elian Herrera in a corresponding move. Also, SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

OF | Sam Fuld | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said OF Desmond Jennings (groin) may be dealing with a "bit of a sore groin," and the outfielder could sit out Saturday, May 11, as well as Friday, May 10. However, Maddon indicated the injury is minor.

OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox activated OF Dayan Viciedo (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon hit his third home run in as many days Thursday, May 9. 3B Mike Moustakas homered for the second straight game and 1B Eric Hosmer homered for the first time this year in 145 at-bats.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals P Chris Carpenter (shoulder, hip, back) also had back and hip ailments, which may have contributed to his shoulder trouble. He received a cortisone injection in his right hip within the last couple of weeks that accelerated his return to throwing. He's expected to throw off a mound Monday, May 13, and should have a clearer sense of his timetable later this week.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese (neck) has been pitching through a neck ailment that may have altered his arm slot and caused him to lose velocity. The issue flared up after his start April 28. He has allowed 15 runs in two starts since then.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, May 12, with right elbow inflammation. Westbrook originally felt discomfort during his start May 8 in Wrigley Field, though the team gave him a couple days to determine if it persisted. "It's really not that big of a deal," general manager John Mozeliak said Sunday. "Didn't want to push it. Didn't want it to become a big problem." The Cardinals purchased the contract of SP John Gast from Triple-A Memphis, and he will start Tuesday, May 14, against the New York Mets.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa, who has had one complete game in his major-league career, held the St. Louis Cardinals hitless for the first six innings Sunday, May 12, at Busch Stadium before 3B David Freese singled past the sprawling attempt of Rockies 1B Jordan Pacheco with two out in the seventh.

SP | Tommy Milone | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone lost his fifth straight start, giving up five runs, six hits and three walks in five innings of a 6-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, May 12. This was the first time during the skid he failed to pitch into the seventh inning, and he has a 3.62 ERA over that span.

SP | Joe Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and three walks Sunday, May 12, in a 6-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. Saunders is 3-0 with a 0.94 ERA in four home starts this year, improving to 9-0 with a 1.72 ERA in 13 career appearances at Safeco. He is 0-4 with a 12.54 ERA on the road this season.

SP | Tom Koehler | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Tom Koehler threw 79 pitches over five innings in his second big league start and first this season, allowing two runs and seven hits in a 5-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, May 12. Koehler was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans on April 19 and made six relief appearances before replacing Wade LeBlanc in the rotation.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) has only been able to do minimal throwing on flat ground at this point.

SP | Miguel Gonzalez | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) was scheduled to throw Sunday, May 12, but was not able to because his blister has not fully healed. He will try to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, May 14, and could make a rehab start Thursday, May 16, or Friday, May 17.

SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction,
The Texas Rangers have activated SP Martin Perez (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list and have optioned him to Double-A Frisco.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) left his start Sunday, May 12, because of a right oblique strain.

SP | Jeanmar Gomez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez (calf) left his start early Sunday, May 12, because of tightness in his right calf.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will begin his minor league rehab assignment Tuesday, May 14, when he is scheduled to pitch two innings in an extended spring training game.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (intestinal) will make a rehab appearance for Triple-A Tucson Thursday, May 16. He is eligible to be activated from the disabled list Monday, May 20.

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright (5-2) tossed a two-hit shutout against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, May 11, with one walk and seven strikeouts. It was his second shutout of the season and the sixth of his career. Wainwright carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning but it was broken up by a one-out single from 3B Nolan Arenado.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
In his first start since being activated from the disabled list, Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) allowed one run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings in a victory over the New York Mets Saturday, May 11, with two walks and nine strikeouts. Liriano threw 90 pitches and retired the first seven batters he faced.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza (lat) threw 66 pitches over 3 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Double-A Tennessee Saturday, May 11, with two walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Daniel Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) threw a 46-pitch simulated game Saturday, May 11.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned SP Steven Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk. He allowed six runs on seven hits over four innings in a loss to the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 11, with four walks and three strikeouts. In a corresponding move, RP Mike Belfiore has been called up from Norfolk.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (neck) said his bullpen session went well Sunday, May 12, so he remains on track to start against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, May 15.

SP | Freddy Garcia | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Freddy Garcia will be available out of the bullpen against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, May 12.

SP | Charlie Morton | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (elbow, shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Monday, May 13. If all goes well, he will make a rehab start for Double-A Altoona Thursday, May 16, where he will be limited to four innings or 65 pitches.

SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) is expected to throw three innings or make approximately 50 pitches during a rehab start for Class A Bradenton Monday, May 13.

SP | Philip Humber | Houston Astros | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have designated SP Philip Humber for assignment. In a corresponding move, the team has signed free-agent SP Edgar G. Gonzalez (Blue Jays) to a major league contract. Gonzalez will be in uniform Sunday, May 12, when the Astros play the Texas Rangers.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said SP Ivan Nova (triceps) threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 11, and did not report any problems.

SP | Burch Smith | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres have selected the contract of SP Burch Smith from Double-A San Antonio. In a corresponding move, the team optioned RP Brad Boxberger to Triple-A Tucson.

SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said when SP Matt Garza (lat) returns from the disabled list, the team will not use a six-man rotation. He added that SPs Jeff Samardzija, Edwin Jackson and Travis Wood won't be moved to the bullpen.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb allowed three runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the San Diego Padres Friday, May 10, with two walks and 13 strikeouts. He became the first pitcher in MLB history to record that many strikeouts without making it through the fifth inning. Cobb threw 117 pitches before being removed and struck out four batters during the third inning. "I can't really explain why or how that happened," he said. "It was just one of those weird days. Obviously, that's not my goal. I never go into a game trying to strike everybody out. I was trying to put balls over the plate and have them make weak contact, and they were swinging and missing."

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester (5-0) struck out five batters while tossing a one-hit shutout against the Toronto Blue Jays Friday, May 10. It was the 10th complete game and third shutout of his career.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said SP Ryan Vogelsong will make his next scheduled start against the Toronto Blue Jays Wednesday, May 15. There were rumors that Vogelsong, who is 1-3 with a 7.78 ERA this year, would have his turn in the rotation skipped.

SP | Tyler Cloyd | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd allowed two runs on two hits over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, May 10, with three walks and four strikeouts. After the game, he was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. In a corresponding move, RP Justin De Fratus was recalled from Lehigh Valley.

SP | Zack Greinke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke (collarbone) allowed eight runs on six hits over 4 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Class A Rancho Cucamonga Friday, May 10, with no walks and four strikeouts. He did not experience any setbacks or discomfort during his rehab assignment and he could rejoin the Dodgers rotation as soon as Wednesday, May 15.

SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller (5-2) faced the minimum 27 batters en route to tossing a one-hit shutout Friday, May 10, against the Colorado Rockies. He walked none and tied a club rookie record with 13 strikeouts.

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) is expected to be sidelined until at least the beginning of June because of soreness in his right triceps muscle.

SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront will make his next scheduled start Thursday, May 16. Doubront will not be available out of the bullpen because the team wants him to use the extra time to work on his issues. Manager John Farrell said Doubront is not dealing with any apparent injuries.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) topped out at only 89 mph with his fastball during his rehab start with Triple-A Round Rock Thursday, May 9, which is a bit below his average velocity last year at 90-91 mph. Lewis threw two innings (41 pitches) and gave up three runs while striking out two and walking two. He is expected to pitch again for Round Rock Tuesday, May 14, and his goal is to throw 55-60 pitches or four innings. "If he continues to spot the ball the way he's capable of spotting it, the velocity will pick up," manager Ron Washington said. "He'll get outs the way he usually gets outs. The more he goes out there the velocity will go up. We're not looking at 94-95 mph."

SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) threw seven innings in extended spring training Friday, May 10, and didn't allow any hits or walks while striking out 10. He will make his next outing with a minor league affiliate on a rehab assignment.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed SP Tommy Hanson (personal) on the restricted list Friday, May 10, and recalled RP Michael Roth in a corresponding move. Hanson is still dealing with the death of his step brother.

SP | Hiram Burgos | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Hiram Burgos has been put back into the starting rotation, and he'll start against the Cincinnati Reds Saturday, May 11. Burgos had skipped his turn to allow other starters to remain on schedule with two days off this week. SP Marco Estrada has been moved back two days to face the Pittsburgh Pirates.

SP | Roy Oswalt | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt's minor league deal will pay him $15,000 per month in the minors and a pro-rated portion of $2.3 million in the majors. He'll receive a $400,000 bonus for making eight and 10 starts each and $200,000 each for making 14, 16 and 18 starts. Oswalt will get $100,000 for 50 innings pitched, $150,000 for 60 and $200,000 for 70, 80, 90, 100 and 110. If he's not on the roster by June 18 or 28, he can request his release.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie gave up one earned run against his former team, the Baltimore Orioles, Thursday, May 9, and he's 10-0 since Aug. 8 of last season. He has gone a franchise-record 18 straight starts without losing a game. Guthrie gave up seven hits and walked three to lower his ERA this year to 2.82. It was his first time in three games that he allowed a run.

SP | Joe Savery | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies optioned SP Joe Savery to Triple-A Lehigh Valley Thursday, May 9, to make room on the 25-man roster for SP Tyler Cloyd, who will make the start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Friday, May 10.

SP | Patrick Corbin | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin allowed four hits and just one run in 6 1/3 innings to beat the Philadelphia Phillies Thursday, May 9, and in the process lowered his ERA to 1.75 on the year. He became the first hurler to throw at least six innings and allow two runs or fewer in his first seven starts of the season since SP Ubaldo Jimenez had 12 straight such outings with the Colorado Rockies in 2010. Corbin tossed only 89 pitches and didn't let a runner reach third base. He walked only two and struck out four in the contest.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals transferred CL Jason Motte (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list, which removed him from the 40-man roster. The move was strictly procedural, as Motte will miss the 2013 season due to Tommy John surgery.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) did not pitch in the team's game Sunday, May 12, because he felt mild stiffness in his right shoulder while warming up. He said he will be able to pitch Monday, May 13.

RP | Joba Chamberlain | New York Yankees | Injury,
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain (oblique) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday, May 12, and is scheduled to a rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre Tuesday, May 14.

RP | Ryan Madson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) is scheduled to make a rehab appearance for Single-A Inland Empire Monday, May 13, and could come off the disabled list after that appearance.

RP | Jeurys Familia | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have placed RP Jeurys Familia (biceps) on the 15-day disabled list because of tendinitis in his right biceps. In a corresponding move, the team has recalled RP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) missed a bullpen session Saturday, May 11, because of discomfort in his right elbow. Manager Terry Collins said he will visit a doctor this week.

RP | Scott Downs | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Scott Downs (foot) struck out the only batter he faced Saturday, May 11, against the Chicago White Sox.

RP | Phil Coke | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers have activated RP Phil Coke (groin) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Luke Putkonen has been optioned to Triple-A Toledo.

RP | Matt Reynolds | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Matt Reynolds has made 22 consecutive scoreless appearances dating back to last year, when he pitched for the Colorado Rockies. He tied the franchise record of 19 consecutive appearances to begin a season Saturday, May 11; the record was first established by Joe Paterson in 2011.

RP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (side) is listed as day-to-day because of soreness in his left side.

RP | Octavio Dotel | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) received a second opinion on his elbow injury from Dr. James Andrews, who agreed with the original diagnosis. There is no structural damage in Dotel's elbow and does not need surgery. Dotel is still have issues with his elbow and will not try to throw again for six days.

RP | Fautino De Los Santos | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres have designated RP Fautino De Los Santos for assignment.

RP | Tom Gorzelanny | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction,
The Milwaukee Brewers have placed RP Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder tendinitis. In a corresponding move, the team recalled SP Mike Fiers from Single-A Brevard County.

RP | Alex Burnett | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled SP Steven Johnson from Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, the team optioned RP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury,
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said RP Santiago Casilla (knee) likely will not be available to pitch until Tuesday, May 14.

RP | Heath Bell | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks RP Heath Bell said he worked on improving in mechanics after he allowed four runs and 10 hits in his first five outings of the season. "I knew something was wrong, and I had no idea what it was," Bell said. "(The coaches) have helped me get my mechanics where they need to be. It's not really hard going back into the closer role because I've done that the last four years. But I just wanted to get mechanically back and start executing my pitches like I know I can."

RP | Justin De Fratus | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Justin De Fratus said he experienced a decrease in velocity during spring training because he was working on a mechanical adjustment designed to speed up his delivery to home plate with runners on base. "I got too worked up about that instead of working on it during my side sessions and then letting it filter in on its own," De Fratus said. "You practice things enough it's going to take over. When it came time for the game I should have been more focused on the hitters and getting them out. Not just getting them out either. You pitch to dominate and that's not the mentality that I had. When you're capable of throwing the ball in the mid-90s and then in spring training you're in the high 80s, that could be the result of worrying about other things as opposed to getting guys out." De Fratus was 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA in 13 games with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this season before being recalled.

RP | Joel Hanrahan | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox RP Joel Hanrahan (forearm) said that he has decided to undergo season-ending surgery next week to repair a damaged flexor tendon in his right arm. The procedure will be performed by Dr. James Andrews and will require six to nine months of recovery time. If Andrews discovers ligament damage, Tommy John surgery could also be required.

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said RP Kyuji Fujikawa will be used in earlier innings for the time being so the team can make sure he is fine. "We'll ease him in right now to make sure everything is good velocity, command, life," Sveum said. "We'll ease him into whatever situation, sixth, seventh inning, depending on the score of the game, obviously."

RP | Jared Burton | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins (side) is dealing with tightness in his left side, and he's unlikely to be available to pitch Friday, May 10.

RP | Kevin Jepsen | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Kevin Jepsen (lat) will throw his first bullpen session Saturday, May 11.

RP | Jonny Venters | Atlanta Braves | Injury,
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) was still sore but threw 15 pitches off a mound Friday, May 10, and said the ball was coming out of his hand great.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey (back) played catch for the second straight day Friday, May 10, but there is no date scheduled for him to throw off a mound. It looks doubtful that Bailey will be ready to come off the disabled list when eligible Tuesday, May 14.

RP | Jesse Chavez | Oakland Athletics | Transaction,
The Oakland Athletics recalled RP Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento Friday, May 10, and optioned RP Evan Scribner to Sacramento in a corresponding move.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (biceps) is dealing with biceps tendonitis and won't pitch Friday, May 10. The team thinks the issue was brought on by fatigue, and his fastball was clocked at only 92 mph instead of 96 mph in his last outing. RP Frank Francisco (elbow) could return from the disabled list soon if Familia needs to go on the DL.

RP | Dellin Betances | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said SP Dellin Betances will move to a relief role full time with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Betances fastball command wasn't what the team wanted to see in terms of a starting pitcher.

RP | Brandon Gomes | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction,
The Tampa Bay Rays placed RP Brandon Gomes (lat) on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain Friday, May 10, and recalled RP Josh Lueke from Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move.

RP | Michael Schwimer | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays activated RP Michael Schwimer (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, and optioned him to Triple-A Buffalo.

RP | Rafael Dolis | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs activated RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 10, and optioned RP Rafael Dolis to the minors in a corresponding move. Also RP Kameron Loe refused his minor league assignment and has become a free agent.

RP | Jason Grilli | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli lost to the New York Mets Thursday, May 9, by allowing two hits and an earned run in one-third of an inning in the bottom of the ninth in a tied ballgame.

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