Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 20, 2013 @ 09:35:59 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) is dealing with a nagging left knee injury, and he will have an MRI Monday, May 20. While he will accompany the team to Miami, manager Charlie Manuel said he does not expect to play Howard Monday.

1B | Jonathan Singleton | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said minor league 1B Jonathan Singleton will report to Class A Quad Cities next week, before eventually being promoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Singleton is currently serving a 50-game suspension for his second failed drug test.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH/1B Adam Dunn (back) is in the starting lineup against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Sunday, May 19, as the designated hitter.

1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Updating a previous post, Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche extended his hitting streak to 15 games on Saturday, May 18, with a seventh-inning single against the San Diego Padres.

1B | Daric Barton | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
A New York Mets executive said the team has not yet discussed acquiring 1B Daric Barton, who was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.

1B | Paul Goldschmidt | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
In his last 15 games, Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt is batting .440 (22-for-50) with seven home runs, six doubles and 17 RBIs.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
According to a team source, the New York Mets could demote struggling 1B Ike Davis to the minor leagues as soon as next week. Members of the organization's front office are reportedly more in favor of the move than manager Terry Collins. Davis snapped an 0-for-24 streak against the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 17.

1B | Logan Morrison | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins 1B Logan Morrison (knee) will begin his rehab assignment with Single-A Jupiter Monday, May 20.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) hit a couple home runs off curveballs from a pitching machine at the team's minor league complex in Florida Thursday, May 16. 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) hit off a tee and swung at soft toss in a batting cage as he finishes his second week of baseball activities. DH Travis Hafner (shoulder) took batting practice and hopes to return Friday, May 17.


Second Baseman

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets put OF Daniel Murphy at the top of the lineup Sunday, May 19, against the Chicago Cubs, and indications are he may stay there if the lineup needs a little tinkering to revive the offense. Murphy went 1-for-4 with a home run and two runs scored, and he is now 3-for-20 in 23 career plate appearances from the top of the order, Mets' leadoff hitters are batting just .186 from the top spot, last in the National League. The team has scored three runs or fewer in 10 of their last 13 games.

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians talked with OF Michael Brantley and 2B Jason Kipnis about contract extensions during the spring, but neither agreed to a deal. Kipnis is five years away from free agency, while Brantley is three years away. The team will attempt to sign both players again after the season.

2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have placed 2B Ian Kinsler (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right intercostal strain. In a corresponding move, the team recalled SS Jurickson Profar from Triple-A Round Rock.

2B | Ryan Flaherty | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said INF Ryan Flaherty was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk to get more at-bats. He said the demotion had nothing to do with his defense, although Flaherty is expected to play several positions in the minors.

2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (quadriceps) has been activated from the 15-day disabled list, after being sidelined for 19 games because of a strained right quadriceps. In a corresponding move, C Tim Federowicz has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have transferred 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list, to make room on the 40-man roster for SP Jair Jurrjens.

2B | Jerry Hairston Jr. | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday, May 17, that INF/OF Jerry Hairston Jr. (knee, groin) was examined by a doctor in Arizona due to his sore left knee. However, he called the problem "a little bit of a setback."

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Fantasy
The Houston Astros are open to discussing a contract extension for 2B Jose Altuve.

2B | Jake Elmore | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (jaw) will return from the bereavement list Saturday, May 18, and INF Jake Elmore will return to Triple-A Oklahoma City.


Shortstop

SS | Zack Cozart | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds were forced to scratch SS Zack Cozart (illness) from Sunday, May 19's lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies due to illness. INF Cesar Izturis started in Cozart's place and batted second.

SS | Ronny Cedeno | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SS Ronny Cedeno (sinus) was held out of action Sunday, May 19, due to sinus problems and a stomach virus. SS Marwin Gonzalez started in place of Cedeno.

SS | Nick Noonan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SS Nick Noonan (collarbone) was hit on the collarbone while playing second base in the game Sunday, May 19, against the Colorado Rockies. However, manager Bruce Bochy said Noonan is fine.

SS | Chase d'Arnaud | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SS Chase d'Arnaud (thumb) is expected to play seven innings for Double-A Altoona Sunday, May 19, and Monday, May 20.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy went 2-for-5 with a double and RBI Saturday, May 18, against the Tampa Bay Rays, extending his hitting streak to 13 games.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus posted a career-high five hits Saturday, May 18, against the Detroit Tigers. He had a double, triple, three runs scored, two RBI and a pair of stolen bases in the victory.

SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins is 9-for-24 (.375) in his last six games.

SS | Reid Brignac | New York Yankees | Transaction
The Colorado Rockies have traded SS Reid Brignac to the New York Yankees for cash considerations.


Third Baseman

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (thumb) needed stitches along the base of his right thumb Sunday, May 19, after he was cut with a cleat in a rundown play. He stayed in the game and should be fine.

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera went 4-for-4 with three homers, four runs scored and five RBI Sunday, May 19, in a loss against the Texas Rangers. It was Cabrera's second career three-homer game.

3B | Mark Reynolds | Cleveland Indians | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 3B Mark Reynolds takes over as the team's regular third baseman following the demotion of 3B Lonnie Chisenhall to Triple-A Columbus. While Reynolds had 26 errors at third base in 114 games, he will start there regularly. INF Mike Aviles and OF Ryan Raburn can also play third base.

3B | Danny Valencia | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles recalled 3B Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) is not in the starting lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 19, because of a left knee injury.

3B | Chris Nelson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have claimed 3B Chris Nelson off waivers from the New York Yankees and added him to the 25-man roster. In a corresponding move, INF Luis Jimenez was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria posted a double in the ninth inning Saturday, May 18, against the Baltimore Orioles to match a career high with a hit in 12 straight games.

3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said Saturday, May 18, that he plans to stick with the struggling 3B Mike Moustakas. "The kid is going to be fine," Yost said. "Yes, he's fighting it right now. They're all fighting it. They want success. They want to bring a championship to Kansas City. At times, the desire to win overwhelms them."

3B | Todd Frazier | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier is hitless in his last 19 at-bats.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles C Taylor Teagarden (thumb) had the splint removed from his thumb Friday, May 17, and 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) began jogging in a pool.

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
People with ties to the San Diego Padres are saying that it's "unlikely" that the team looks to seriously trade 3B Chase Headley this summer despite the fact that Headley isn't interested in discussing a contract extension until after the season. The Padres are believed to be seeking a five-year deal worth around $100 million, but their talks with Headley didn't get very far last winter. Headley will become a free agent after the 2014 season. The Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks had been interested in Headley in the past.


Catcher

C | Carlos Ruiz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (hamstring) will have an MRI Monday, May 20, and a trip to the 15-day disabled list appears likely due to a strained right hamstring.

C | Yasmani Grandal | San Diego Padres | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Diego Padres C Yasmani Grandal returned to game action Saturday, May 18, for Triple-A Tucson, catching nine innings. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI. He is allowed to play 10 minor league games before he is eligible to return from his 50-game suspension and play for the Padres May 28.

C | David Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said C David Ross (concussion) is making progress and is scheduled to undergo a clearance exam Monday, May 20. Ross was scheduled to undergo the exam Saturday, May 18, but was experiencing symptoms Friday, May 17.

C | Taylor Teagarden | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles C Taylor Teagarden (thumb) is scheduled to begin a hitting and catching program Monday, May 20.

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (hand) said he will visit a doctor next week. During that visit, he hopes to get the pins removed from his fractured right hand.

C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (leg) is not in the lineup against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, May 19. Manager Bob Melvin said Jaso is still feeling discomfort in his right leg after being hit by a pitch from Texas Rangers P Alexi Ogando Wednesday, May 15, and the pain is preventing him from catching.

C | Erik Kratz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies C Carlos Ruiz (hamstring) was removed from the game Sunday, May 19, because of a right hamstring strain.

C | Jose Molina | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays C Jose Molina (hamstring) left the game Saturday, May 18, against the Baltimore Orioles due to a tight hamstring. However, Molina said he was "okay" after the game, and manager Joe Maddon said Molina could play Sunday, May 19.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Saturday, May 18, that the team will be very cautious with C Wilson Ramos (hamstring). Johnson said the left hamstring strain for Ramos is worse than the catcher's first strain.

C | A.J. Pierzynski | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski (oblique) is scheduled to begin a two-game rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco Sunday, May 19.

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (back) is in the starting lineup as the designated hitter against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 18, batting second.

C | Travis d'Arnaud | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) will remain in a walking boot for another two weeks and won't be allowed to bear weight on his foot. d'Arnaud had a checkup with a doctor Friday, May 17, after he fractured his left foot four weeks ago.

C | Chris Stewart | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said C Chris Stewart (groin) is available in an emergency situation for a few days.

C | Brian Jeroloman | Washington Nationals | Transaction
The Washington Nationals acquired C Brian Jeroloman from the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 17. It's unclear what the Pirates received in return.


Outfielder

OF | Anthony Gose | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said OF Anthony Gose will be used as a defensive replacement and pinch runner for the time being.

OF | Oscar Taveras | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras' (ankle) return was pushed back over the weekend. He has taken batting practice and shagged fly balls. He should be ready to return to action at Triple-A Memphis by the middle of the week.

OF | Chris Heisey | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Injured Cincinnati Reds OF Chris Heisey (hamstring), who had a setback early last week while rehabbing his injured right hamstring, had an MRI taken in Cincinnati Sunday, May 19. It confirmed the strain, but no other serious injury was found.

OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins rested OF Josh Willingham and C Ryan Doumit on Sunday, May 19, against the Boston Red Sox. Willingham entered Sunday hitting just .103 (4-for-39) over his last 10 games with no homers to lower his average to .108 on the season. Wilkin Ramirez made the start in left field in his place. As for Doumit, he was given the day off after catching the day before in a game that lasted three hours and 53 minutes. He was also involved in a collision at home plate with Red Sox C Ryan Lavarnway in the sixth inning.

OF | Andrew McCutchen | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen (knee) said Sunday, May 19, that he hurt his knee sliding into home plate a few days ago. He said the knee was sore again today, but there is no structural damage.

OF | Cameron Maybin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) might be headed out on a minor-league rehab assignment as soon as Friday, May 24, if he responds well to swinging the bat this week. He is expected to hit in the batting cage on the field Monday, May 20, through Wednesday, May 22, to test the injury.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (illness) was lightheaded, and received intravenous fluids before the game Sunday, May 19. Manager Bruce Bochy said it caught up to Pagan, and that's why he was removed from the game.

OF | Scott Van Slyke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke (leg) left the game Sunday, May 19, against the Atlanta Braves after fouling a pitch off his leg.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) hit balls off a tee Saturday, May 18, using both a fungo bat and a baseball bat. Manager Bob Melvin appeared optimistic that he would not require surgery but he is unlikely to be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible to return Wednesday, May 22. Reddick will not accompany the club at the beginning of their road trip and needs to take batting practice and participate in a minor league rehab assignment before he is activated.

OF | Scott Cousins | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have designated OF Scott Cousins for assignment.

OF | Brandon Barnes | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros OF Brandon Barnes (ankle) appeared as a defensive replacement against the Pittsburgh Pirates Saturday, May 18. He was unavailable Friday, May 17, according to manager Bo Porter, because of a sprained right ankle.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (neck) resumed throwing and taking batting practice Saturday, May 18. Manager Walt Weiss has not yet determined if he will need to go on a minor league rehab assignment before he is activated from the disabled list.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton was originally in manager Mike Scioscia's starting lineup Saturday, May 18, against the Chicago White Sox, but he was scratched with no other explanation other than a day off to recharge, according to a club spokesman.

OF | Mike Morse | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Morse (eye) returned to the lineup Saturday, May 18, against the Cleveland Indians after missing the game Friday, May 17, due to eye irritation. Morse was hitless in four at-bats.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) has a sore and swollen left knee as the result of a collision with the outfield wall Monday, May 13, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He was held out of the lineup Saturday, May 18, against the San Diego Padres, and he might sit Sunday, May 19, as well.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) is traveling to Chicago to visit with a specialist concerning his hamstring injury, according to manager Davey Johnson. Werth is still feeling some tightening in the hamstring when he breaks out of the batter's box.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have activated OF Carlos Quentin from paternity leave. In a corresponding move, the team optioned RP Brad Brach to Triple-A Tucson.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) is feeling better and expects Jackson to come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) could start jogging at some point next week.

OF | Chris B. Young | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics have activated OF Chris B. Young (quadriceps) from the disabled list. In a corresponding move, 1B Daric Barton has been designated for assignment.

OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) and SS Stephen Drew (back) are not in the lineup against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, May 18.

OF | Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel (quadriceps) did not play against the Miami Marlins Friday, May 17, because his quadriceps was bothering him. "It's not great. It's kind of finicky," manager Kirk Gibson said. "Some days it's OK. Some days it's not."

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have placed OF Nolan Reimold (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring. In a corresponding move, SP Jake Arrieta has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp was hitless in five at-bats Friday, May 17, against the Atlanta Braves, snapping his 14-game hitting streak which began April 30.

OF | B.J. Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez dropped OF B.J. Upton to the eighth spot of the lineup Friday, May 17, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Upton responded by going hitless in four at-bats, dropping his season average to .141.

OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (appendectomy) went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, two runs scored, RBI and a strikeout Friday, May 17, against the Los Angeles Dodgers in his first game back from the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Darin Mastroianni | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) will have surgery Wednesday, May 22, to repair a bone chip on the inside of his left ankle. Assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday, May 17, that the team is optimistic Mastroianni will be back on the field in six weeks.

OF | Jarrod Dyson | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson (ankle) has been diagnosed with a "mild high ankle sprain," and he is likely to miss two to four weeks due to the injury.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) is out of the lineup after aggravating his back injury Thursday, May 16.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) went 1-for-5 as the designated hitter in his first rehab start Thursday, May 16.

OF | David Lough | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson (ankle) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. The team has recalled OF David Lough from Triple-A Omaha.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) will throw three innings or 50 pitches in his first rehab start Monday, May 20, at Class A Dunedin. He'll need at least one more rehab start.

SP | Danny Hultzen | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder) has begun playing catch, but the team plans to take it slow with him.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) made his fourth, and possibly final, rehab start Saturday, May 18. He threw 4 2/3 innings at Triple-A Charlotte.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (oblique) may change his pitching mechanics once he returns to the starting lineup. Cueto believes a change he made in 2011, which involved him turning his back to the batter in windup, may have contributed to nagging injuries.

SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians expect SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (oblique) back from injury within the next month, which would place his return around the final week of June. Matsuzaka has been sidelined since April 28 due to an oblique injury.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyler Lyons will be called up from Triple-A Memphis to start Wednesday, May 22. Lyons is in the rotation in place of SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder), who was placed on the 15-day disabled list May 19.

SP | Matt Moore | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore tossed seven innings and allowed just five hits and one run Sunday, May 19, to stay undefeated with a 3-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles. It was Moore's ninth straight win, setting a Rays' franchise record. The 23-year-old left-hander's start is the best by a pitcher that young since a 22-year-old Babe Ruth went 8-0 in 1917.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous items, Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington acknowledged when he met with SP Alexi Ogando (biceps) about the pitcher's biceps tendonitis, Ogando revealed that it had been bothering him before his start against the Oakland Athletics. Ogando is now on the 15-day disabled list. "He finally told me that when we were talking and I said 'You can't do that'," Washington said. "He's got a different workload this year. When you are a reliever and you only have to pitch an inning or so, you can pitch through some soreness, but when you are a starter, it's a different situation. You can make it worse."

SP | Tyler Cloyd | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Tyler Cloyd will start Tuesday, May 21, and a corresponding roster move must be made before that game to add him to the roster.

SP | Aaron Harang | Seattle Mariners | Injury,
Seattle Mariners SP Aaron Harang (back) threw a bullpen session Sunday, May 19, and appears to be ready for his next scheduled start.

SP | Roy Oswalt | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt allowed one hit (a bunt single) over five scoreless innings in an extended spring training start against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, May 18, with nine strikeouts. The organization is expected to evaluate him after making four or five starts for Double-A Tulsa.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday, May 21, and Friday, May 24. If all goes well, he will make a rehab start for Double-A Altoona May 27, where he will be limited to throwing four innings or 65 pitches.

SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson (finger) threw curveballs Friday, May 17, marking the first time he had done so since being placed on the disabled list. Manager Ron Roenicke said it was the final test for Narveson before he is allowed to pitch in a rehab game.

SP | Cole De Vries | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Cole De Vries (forearm) has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Rochester.

SP | Thad Weber | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Toronto Blue Jays have optioned P Thad Weber to Triple-A Buffalo.

SP | Barry Enright | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Barry Enright has cleared waivers and been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake.

SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) allowed two unearned runs over four innings in a rehab start for Double-A Altoona Saturday, May 18.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
As a result of their rainout against the Toronto Blue Jays Sunday, May 19, the New York Yankees will skip SP Vidal Nuno in the rotation. SPs CC Sabathia, Phil Hughes and Hiroki Kuroda are scheduled to face the Baltimore Orioles in a three-game series beginning Monday, May 20.

SP | R.A. Dickey | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
As a result of their rainout Sunday, May 19, Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons has made several adjustments to the starting rotation. SP R.A. Dickey will start Monday, May 20, followed by SPs Ramon Ortiz and Mark Buehrle.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said SP Ted Lilly (rib cage, neck) is expected to be activated from the disabled list soon but won't necessarily be placed into the starting rotation.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous items, Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) may be out as long as six weeks due to a stress fracture in his right foot. He has been on the disabled list since May 1.

SP | Joe Blanton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Joe Blanton gave up four runs and 11 hits in 4 1/3 innings but did not get a decision in a 12-9 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, May 18. Blanton is 0-7 with a 6.62 ERA in his first nine starts with the Angels.

SP | Roberto Hernandez | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Roberto Hernandez allowed five earned runs and eight hits over just two innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 18, against the Baltimore Orioles. It was the first time this season Hernandez failed to last at least 5 1/3 innings.

SP | Bronson Arroyo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Bronson Arroyo allowed five hits over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a win Saturday, May 18, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He also struck out six, and allowed just one runner to reach third base.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Carlos Zambrano posted five strikeouts over two innings in his first appearance in an extended spring training game Saturday, May 18.

SP | Joe Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders allowed four earned runs, 11 hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday, May 18, against the Cleveland Indians.

SP | James Shields | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP James Shields pitched eight innings Friday, May 17, against the Oakland Athletics. It was the eighth time this season a Royals starter has pitched at least eight innings, which already matches the club's entire total from last season. Shields has five of those outings.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays announced Saturday, May 18, that SP Jake Odorizzi will be recalled from Triple-A Durham to start Monday, May 20, against the Toronto Blue Jays in place of the injured SP David Price (triceps).

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Zach Duke will start the team's game Monday, May 20, in place of injured SP Ross Detwiler (back).

SP | Tyler Chatwood | Colorado Rockies | Transaction,
The Colorado Rockies have recalled SP Tyler Chatwood from Triple-A Colorado Springs. In a corresponding move, the team optioned RP Rob Scahill to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

SP | John Lannan | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) threw a bullpen session Saturday, May 18, and did not report any problems. He is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Monday, May 20.

SP | J.A. Happ | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury,
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (knee, head) has not been able to throw off a mound at this point because of soreness in his right knee. Manager John Gibbons said Happ's head is not bothering him.

SP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale (5-2) struck out 12 batters over 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a victory over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 17, allowing only three hits and three walks. He currently has a scoreless streak of 23 2/3 innings and has allowed three or fewer runs while pitching at least seven innings in each of his last six starts.

SP | Juan Nicasio | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Juan Nicasio will start against the San Francisco Giants Sunday, May 19. He had been originally scheduled to start Saturday, May 18, but SP Tyler Chatwood will pitch instead.

SP | Philip Humber | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros P Philip Humber has accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris (back) will start against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday, May 21, after originally being scheduled to start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday, May 19. SP Lucas Harrell and Dallas Keuchel each had their starts moved up one day, with Harrell pitching Sunday and Keuchel pitching Monday, May 20, against the Royals.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (illness) allowed one run over six innings in his most recent rehab start for Triple-A Tucson. He is scheduled to make one more rehab start before being activated from the disabled list.

SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cincinnati Reds have optioned SP Tony Cingrani to Triple-A Louisville. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 1B Neftali Soto.

SP | Carlos Villanueva | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said SP Carlos Villanueva will be moving to the bullpen since SP Matt Garza (lat) is rejoining the starting rotation.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs will activate SP Matt Garza (lat) from the 15-day disabled list in time for him to start their game Tuesday, May 21. Manager Dale Sveum said Garza likely will be limited to 85 to 90 pitches in his first start.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel allowed season-highs of seven runs and 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss Friday, May 17, against the Tampa Bay Rays. He also gave up two walks with four strikeouts, posting 58 strikes on 99 pitches.

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu allowed two runs and five hits over five innings in a no-decision Friday, May 17, against the Atlanta Braves. He allowed a career-high five walks while striking out five batters. Ryu failed to last at least six innings for the first time in nine starts.

SP | Rich Harden | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Friday, May 19, that the rehab for SP Rich Harden (shoulder) is going "slow," and "not very well to be honest with you."

SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Jenrry Mejia (forearm) allowed two earned runs, five hits and three walks over three innings in his first minor-league rehab start with Class A St. Lucie Friday, May 17. He also totaled six strikeouts in the appearance.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) allowed just one hit and one walk over three scoreless innings Friday, May 17, in a minor-league rehab start with Double-A Akron. He threw 18 of his 33 pitches for strikes.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (elbow) said Friday, May 17, that he felt good after his four-inning simulated game. He said he is ready to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese said he unconsciously dropped his arm angle early this year due to arm discomfort, which led to poor results. Niese tried to fix the issue with a 70-plus pitch bullpen session Monday, May 13. He held the St. Louis Cardinals to two runs and six hits while walking two in 7 1/3 innings Thursday, May 16, after giving up 15 runs in 8 1/3 innings in his previous two starts. "I tried to keep my arm in that good arm slot and it worked out today," Niese said about throwing from a higher arm angle. "… I'm just glad (pitching coach) Dan (Warthen) and I were able to get that good work in the bullpen and figure out what was going wrong mechanically. Fortunately, I was able to fix it."

SP | Dustin McGowan | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) is moving his rehab from Single-A Dunedin to Triple-A Buffalo. He tossed two innings and allowed a hit while walking one and striking out four at Dunedin.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) will need three months to recover after undergoing shoulder surgery this week. Dr. Neal ElAttrache said the surgery "identified what we anticipated," so there were no surprises. However, Dr. Michael Ciccotti was hesitant to say that Halladay would come back this season. "There are a lot of ifs between now and then," Ciccotti said of Halladay's return. "Does he get his motion back? Does he feel strong again? How is he when he is throwing a ball? There are a lot of things between now and then that might prevent that from happening. But we remain cautiously optimistic about it." Halladay's bursa sac, which was removed during surgery, should grow back naturally and shouldn't be a problem in the future. If he doesn't have any setbacks, he could be throwing in six to eight weeks.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) received an injection in his right elbow Friday, May 17, which will likely push back his return. Westbrook was initially scheduled to throw Friday.

SP | Dan Straily | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) has been diagnosed with a navicular stress fracture in his right foot, and he'll be re-evaluated in four weeks.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
The New York Mets placed SP Zack Wheeler (collarbone) on the minor league seven-day disabled list at Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, May 17, but he'll pitch May 22. His DL stint was backdated to his last start.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees placed SP Andy Pettitte (back) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 17, and will recall SP Vidal Nuno from the minors in a corresponding move.

SP | Tim Stauffer | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres placed OF Carlos Quentin on the paternity list Friday, May 17, and recalled SP Tim Stauffer from Triple-A Tucson. Also, RP Thad Weber was designated for assignment.

SP | Tsuyoshi Wada | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) is scheduled to start for Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, May 21.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Brandon Morrow (neck) is on track to start Saturday, May 18. SP Josh Johnson (triceps) is on track for a minor league rehab outing Monday, May 20, or Tuesday, May 21.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (triceps) threw a bullpen session Friday, May 17, and will start for Double-A Frisco Monday, May 20. If he doesn't have any setbacks, Lewis would need two more rehab starts before returning to the team's rotation. That return date could come June 4.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) has been cleared to drive after having to surgeries to fix a disc in his lower back. He started initial steps in his rehab process May 9, and he had pain in his legs following two operations in two weeks, but Dr. Drew Dossett explained it was normal. Harrison's pain has gone away in the last week. He may not return to the rotation until August.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake is scheduled to make his next start against the New York Mets Tuesday, May 21.

SP | Miguel Gonzalez | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez (thumb) threw a simulated game without a protective wrap on his right thumb Friday, May 17, throwing three innings. He's physically fine and on track to start against the New York Yankees Tuesday, May 21.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish threw career-high 130 pitches during his win over the Detroit Tigers Thursday, May 16, and manager Ron Washington defended his decision to let his ace go that deep. "I saw the big lead," Washington said. "The lineup they got, it's not soft anywhere in it. Even though we had the lead, I wasn't comfortable. I felt like he needed to get us through the eighth inning to give our bullpen a break, and he certainly did that." Darvish also threw 127 pitches two starts ago, and he's averaged 120.7 pitches per start this season. He went over the 130-pitch mark seven times in 28 starts in his last season in Japan, and his highest total in a game was 145 pitches.

SP | Adam Warren | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (back) said his trapezius muscle wasn't tight and he wasn't hurting after the game Thursday, May 16, but he's unsure if he'll have to miss his next start Tuesday, May 21, against the Baltimore Orioles. A team doctor thinks Pettitte was just dealing with a spasm. Pettitte allowed four hits and struck out five Thursday. Pettitte is 4-3 with a 3.83 ERA in eight starts this season. The team could use SP Adam Warren in the rotation if Pettitte has to miss time. Warren is 1-0 with a 1.37 ERA over 19 2/3 innings this year, and he's currently working out of the bullpen.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Mitchell Boggs | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals RP Mitchell Boggs tweaked his mechanics at Triple-A and worked on his slider.

RP | Sergio Romo | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy used RP Chad Gaudin Sunday, May 19, in a tune-up inning against the Colorado Rockies rather than turning to RP Sergio Romo for some work. After the game, Bochy said Romo is fine, and both pitchers are available to pitch Monday, May 20.

RP | Mike Adams | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury,
Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (back) played catch Sunday, May 19, and felt good. Adams does not know if he will need to go on the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox are expected to activate RP Andrew Bailey (biceps) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, May 20. Manager John Farrell said the team will be careful with Bailey until he gets back to his normal workload. Farrell said the team will initially try to avoid using Bailey on back-to-back days.

RP | Joba Chamberlain | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain (oblique) is expected to throw a bullpen session in Tampa before beginning a minor league rehab assignment. However, there is no timeline for when he is likely to be activated from the disabled list.

RP | Eric O'Flaherty | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Atlanta Braves RP Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) will visit Dr. James Andrews Monday, May 20. He is expected to need season-ending Tommy John surgery, although he is holding out hope that he could pitch again this year after resting for several weeks. "I'm trying to be optimistic, but they're making surgery appointments already," O'Flaherty said. "I don't know, it's not looking too good. The vibe I'm getting from doctors and the front office and stuff, it seems like they're not too optimistic."

RP | Tom Gorzelanny | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP Tom Gorzelanny (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, May 19, and pitch a simulated game Tuesday, May 21. He is expected to be activated from the disabled list before the end of the month.

RP | Donnie Veal | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have recalled RP Donnie Veal from Triple-A Charlotte. In a corresponding move, RP Deunte Heath has been optioned to Charlotte.

RP | Sergio Santos | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have transferred RP Sergio Santos (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Robert Coello | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Robert Coello recorded his first major league victory, retiring all five batters he faced and striking out three during a 12-9 win over the Chicago White Sox on Saturday, May 18.

RP | Joe Beimel | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Atlanta Braves signed free-agent RP Joe Beimel (Pirates) to a minor-league deal Saturday, May 18.

RP | Kevin Jepsen | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Kevin Jepsen (shoulder) will start a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Inland Empire Sunday, May 19.

RP | Alex Burnett | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned RP Alex Burnett to Triple-A Norfolk.

RP | Jon Rauch | Miami Marlins | Transaction,
The Miami Marlins designated RP Jon Rauch Friday, May 17, creating a spot on the 40-man roster for RP Duane Below.

RP | Rafael Perez | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins released RP Rafael Perez Friday, May 17. He was pitching for Triple-A Rochester.

RP | Josh Lindblom | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the MRI for Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (biceps) showed no structural damage. SP Josh Lindblom will take Ogando's turn in the rotation Monday, May 20.

RP | Scott Elbert | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Scott Elbert (elbow) will continue his minor-league rehab assignment with Class A Rancho Cucamonga Saturday, May 18.

RP | Sean Burnett | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Sean Burnett (forearm) will make a rehab outing with Single-A Inland Empire Saturday, May 18, and he hopes to come off the disabled list Tuesday, May 21.

RP | Jose Contreras | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction,
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed RP Jose Contreras on the bereavement list Friday, May 17, and recalled RP Jared Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.

RP | Fernando Rodney | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Fernando Rodney is likely unavailable to pitch Friday, May 17, after tossing 35 pitches in his blown save Thursday, May 16. RP Joel Peralta is likely to close if a save situation arises.

RP | Stephen Pryor | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction,
The Seattle Mariners recalled RP Danny Farquhar from the minors Friday, May 17, and optioned SP Hector Noesi in a corresponding move. Also, RP Stephen Pryor (lat) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Hideki Okajima | Oakland Athletics | Transaction,
The Oakland Athletics recalled RP Hideki Okajima from Triple-A Sacramento Friday, May 17, and designated RP Chris Resop for assignment in a corresponding move.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (back) was unavailable to pitch due to a "knot" in his upper back area Thursday, May 16. He'll be ready to pitch Friday, May 17.

RP | Raul Valdes | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies recalled RP B.J. Rosenberg from Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, May 17, and optioned RP Raul Valdes to Lehigh Valley in a corresponding move.

RP | Jordan Walden | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves activated OF Jason Heyward (appendix) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 17, and placed RP Jordan Walden (shoulder) on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.

RP | Vinnie Pestano | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians, as expected, activated RP Vinnie Pestano (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 17.

RP | Blaine Boyer | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Kansas City Royals released RP Blaine Boyer Friday, May 17.

RP | Dellin Betances | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees recalled RP Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Thursday, May 16, and optioned RP Brett Marshall to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.

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