Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 24, 2013 @ 09:01:00 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) could head to Double-A Trenton on Tuesday, May 28, to begin his rehab assignment.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis won't be sent down to the minors this weekend, but "maybe after the weekend," according to people with knowledge of the team's thinking. Davis finished with 32 home runs and 90 RBIs last year after starting off extremely slow, which bought him some trust this year. "We will give it a little more time," said one source. "Things can change any time for the good." Some people in the organization think Davis would benefit mentally from a few weeks away, but people close to Davis think he remains confident and wants to work out his issues in the majors.

Second Baseman

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said the team hopes 2B Chase Utley (oblique) will be able to come off the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible. "The recovery for this type of injury should take between two and four weeks," Amaro said. "We do believe and hope that Chase will be ready to play in Philadelphia within 15 days."

2B | Michael Martinez | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies have recalled 2B Michael Martinez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

2B | Freddy Galvis | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley (oblique) has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 oblique strain and will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

2B | Jayson Nix | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) is "maybe a week" away from returning from the 15-day disabled list.


SS | Pedro Florimon | Minnesota Twins | Injury
Minnesota Twins SS Pedro Florimon (finger) left the team's game Thursday, May 23, because of a right index finger sprain.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman provided some news on battered players. SP Ivan Nova (triceps, oblique) will probably return to the team after their three-game series at the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend. 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) and RP Joba Chamberlain (oblique) are on track to return a few days later. SS Eduardo Nunez (ribcage) should return by the end of the month.

The club hopes 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) will be back sometime in June; he's eligible to come off the 60-day DL May 31. SP Andy Pettitte (back) is probably 10 days away from being activated after one or two rehab outings. C Francisco Cervelli (hand) could be back sometime in July. 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) and SS Derek Jeter (ankle) still have undetermined post-All-Star-break timetables.

SS | Angel Sanchez | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox put SS Angel Sanchez on waivers Thursday, May 23. If he goes unclaimed, he'll be offered back to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim as a Rule 5 draft pick.

SS | Hiroyuki Nakajima | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics activated SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Thursday, May 23, and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento.

Third Baseman

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said 3B Will Middlebrooks (back) is day-to-day after injuring his back, which may have initially happened when he was running out of the batter's box on Wednesday, May 22.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Injury
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will begin light baseball activities next week.

3B | Mark Teahen | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Texas Rangers signed free-agent 3B Mark Teahen (Diamondbacks) to a minor league deal Thursday, May 23, and released RP Derek Lowe in a corresponding move.


C | David Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury
The Boston Red Sox are expected to activate C David Ross (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list Friday, May 24.

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (hip) is in the starting lineup Thursday, May 23.


OF | Adam Jones | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he hopes OF Adam Jones (groin) will be able to play in the outfield Friday, May 24. Jones has been the designated hitter in three straight games because of his groin injury.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) probably won't return from the disabled list when first eligible Monday, May 26. He's not doing any physical activity yet.

OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) did sprints and other drills under team supervision Thursday, May 23. They're not itching to put him on the disabled list, but they'll consider it if Victorino's inactivity drags on.

OF | Oswaldo Arcia | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia is not in the lineup Thursday, May 23.

OF | Adam Eaton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said OF Adam Eaton (elbow) will probably be receiving a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews over the next few days.

OF | Darin Mastroianni | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) underwent successful surgery to fix a bone chip in his left ankle Thursday, May 23. He will be in a cast for a week and is hoping to return in six weeks.

OF | Cody Ross | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Adam Eaton (elbow) has no structural damage in his elbow, based on MRI results, the team announced. He'll strengthen around the area for two to three weeks and then begin a throwing program.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Tommy Hanson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tommy Hanson (personal) might not be back in the rotation for a few weeks as he continues to deal with the death of his step-brother.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) does not appear to be seriously hurt after stopping his bullpen session short Wednesday, May 23, but may have his rehab program dialed back. The team was hoping Westbrook could come off the disabled list next week but that likely will not happen.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) threw an extended bullpen session Thursday, May 23, and felt good after the session. He could start facing live batters next week if he does not suffer any setbacks.

SP | J.A. Happ | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (head, knee) hopes to return to the rotation in mid-June. The earliest he'll try throwing outdoors is Friday, May 24, because he hadn't yet received the knee brace required for him to start doing so. Happ, who suffered a fractured skull, ear contusions and sprained right knee ligaments on the fall when he was hit in the head with a line drive on May 7, hasn't begun running but has been throwing indoors against a wall with a weighted ball. His head injuries have healed according to plan, per doctors.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) showed diminished velocity during his rehab start with Double-A Akron. He'll require at least one more farm outing, said general manager Chris Antonetti.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (back) went five innings and allowed one unearned run for Double-A Portland Thursday, May 23. He could be considered for a call-up sometime in the next week. C David Ross (concussion) went 1-for-3 and came away from his Portland rehab fine; he returned to Boston for further examination.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (elbow) should return to the rotation next week if his weekend bullpen session goes well, according to manager Mike Scioscia.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy
A high-ranking New York Mets official said that, barring any unforeseen delay, SP Zack Wheeler is lined up to make two or three more starts for Triple-A Las Vegas before joining the big club. His debut will fall, in this plan, sometime from June 6-11. If he hadn't sat out his start last Friday because of AC joint soreness in his right shoulder, "he might already be here," said the team's whisperer. Last Wednesday, Wheeler touched 100 mph on the radar gun and sat in the 95-97 mph range.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles optioned SP Jake Arrieta to Triple-A Norfolk and designated RP Alex Burnett for assignment Thursday, May 23, to make room on the 40-man roster for SP Kevin Gausman.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres assistant general manager A.J. Hinch said SP Clayton Richard (illness) made an adjustment while on his rehab assignment with Triple-A Tucson. "A.J. told me Clayton's arm slot looked higher and he had better sink and velocity on his fastball than we saw in April," said manager Bud Black. "And Clayton feels good today." Richard allowed two runs and six hits while walking none and striking out four with Tucson Tuesday, May 21. Richard could come off the disabled list to start early next week.

SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) has two more extended spring outings before he can start his 30-day rehab assignment, which means he could join the team's rotation by the end of June. However, general manager Brian Cashman said Pineda must be pitching well in order to be considered for a spot in the rotation.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (triceps) had no issues during his bullpen session Thursday, May 23, and will make a rehab start for Triple-A Round rock and throw four innings or 60 pitches Saturday, May 25.

SP | David Huff | Cleveland Indians | Transaction,
The Cleveland Indians recalled RP Scott Barnes from Triple-A Columbus Thursday, May 23, and designated SP David Huff for assignment in a corresponding move.

SP | Burch Smith | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres optioned SP Burch Smith to the minors Thursday, May 23.

SP | John Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP John Danks (shoulder) will come off the 15-day disabled list to make his first start in more than a year against the Miami Marlins Friday, May 24. Danks had surgery last August to fix his rotator cuff and biceps. He made four rehab starts in the minors, and manager Robin Ventura will let Danks go deep into the game if he can. The team will decide in the next few days whether to remove SPs Dylan Axelrod or Hector Santiago from the rotation to make room for Danks. RP Donnie Veal was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte to make room on the roster.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Octavio Dotel | Detroit Tigers | Injury,
Detroit Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) threw a bullpen session at the team's spring training complex Thursday, May 23. It is the first time he has thrown since being shut down because of inflammation.

RP | Fernando Salas | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Fernando Salas (shoulder) had his shoulder examined by Dr. George Paletta Thursday, May 23, and received an injection to help relieve the inflammation in the shoulder.

RP | Kelvin Herrera | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals RP Kelvin Herrera was optioned to Triple-A Omaha Thursday, May 23, and RP Louis Coleman was recalled in a corresponding move.

RP | Michael Stutes | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies recalled RP Michael Stutes from the minors Thursday, May 23.

RP | Jon Rauch | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Miami Marlins released RP Jon Rauch Wednesday, May 22.

RP | Phillippe Aumont | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies optioned RP Phillippe Aumont to the minors Wednesday, May 22.

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