Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 28, 2013 @ 08:43:12 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) could return to the team Friday, June 1. Manager Joe Girardi said Teixeira would be an everyday player when he does return, but would likely not play a week straight.

Second Baseman

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) will see a doctor Tuesday, May 28, about his broken hand.

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) participated in batting practice and fielding drills before the team's game Monday, May 27, and said the soreness is down significantly. Espinosa hopes to appear in a game Wednesday, May 29, or Thursday, May 30, if his wrist does not swell overnight.

2B | Dustin Ackley | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners have recalled SP Hector Noesi from Triple-A Tacoma. The team also optioned 2B Dustin Ackley and P Lucas Luetge to Triple-A Tacoma.


SS | Dee Gordon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned SS Dee Gordon to Triple-A Albuquerque. In a corresponding move, the team activated OF Jerry Hairston Jr. (knee) from the 15-day disabled list.

Third Baseman

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) is out of the lineup Tuesday, May 28.

3B | Nick Punto | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Nick Punto (back) left the game Monday, May 27, with a stiff lower back.

3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (quadriceps) is likely out of the lineup Tuesday, May 28. Moustakas is also in a 3-for-44 slump.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) and 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) each received five at-bats during an extended spring training camp Monday, May 27. Manager Joe Girardi does not have an estimated timetable for either player.

3B | Josh Harrison | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled 3B Josh Harrison and RP Michael Zagurski from Triple-A Indianapolis.


C | Yasmani Grandal | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black indicated C Yasmani Grandal likely will be activated from the restricted list Tuesday, May 27. Grandal has been serving his 50-game suspension because he tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone.


OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton is out of the lineup Tuesday, May 28.

OF | Oscar Taveras | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras (ankle) is still out of the lineup at Triple-A Memphis with continued soreness in his ankle. He's still taking batting practice and working in the field, but the earliest he can return is Friday, May 31.

OF | Gerardo Parra | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Gerardo Parra (calf) has a left calf cramp.

OF | Ben Revere | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere (elbow) received X-rays on his left elbow that came back negative. He'll say how it feels tomorrow.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer (wrist) was not in the starting lineup Monday, May 27, because of swelling in his right wrist that stemmed from being hit by a pitch Sunday, May 26. Cuddyer underwent X-rays on his wrist but they came back negative.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) ran some sprints Sunday, May 26, and has been strengthening his hamstring.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said the team could use OF Bryce Harper (knee) as the designated hitter when the team travels to Baltimore for a two-game series.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) was scratched from the starting lineup Monday, May 27, because of a migraine headache.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed OF Jose Tabata (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique strain.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) is out of the lineup Monday, May 27, due to a nagging right thumb injury. "I've basically been swinging with one hand for two weeks," Braun said. He isn't sure how much time he'll miss.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday is out of the lineup Monday, May 27.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Michael Wacha | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha will be called up from Triple-A Memphis to start Thursday, May 30, against the Kansas City Royals.

SP | Brad Peacock | Houston Astros | Transaction
The Houston Astros recalled SP Brad Peacock from Triple-A Oklahoma City and optioned OF Robbie Grossman to Oklahoma City.

SP | Ryan Dempster | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell was encouraged with SP Ryan Dempster after his latest throwing session. "He's been pushing the ball, and from a timing standpoint in his delivery, he's just been out of sync somewhat," Farrell said. "His side session the other day was encouraging from the standpoint of being able to repeat that delivery, and that's what we'll need from him tomorrow."

SP | Josh Beckett | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (groin, undisclosed) was shut down from his throwing program after he was feeling tingling in his fingers. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI Tuesday, May 28.

SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Injury,
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) is scheduled to throw a simulated game this week. He is expected to throw 60 to 70 pitches during the simulated game.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (collarbone) threw on flat ground Monday, May 27. "He feels improved over yesterday," manager John Farrell said. "We don't anticipate this being more than a couple of days extended before he's back on the mound for us. We haven't yet set the rotation for where he slots back in. We obviously had to wait for his throwing session today to figure out that." Buchholz will have to throw off a mound before rejoining the starting rotation.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (triceps) played catch before the team's game Monday, May 27. Price said he felt very good during and after the session.

SP | Yunesky Maya | Washington Nationals | Transaction
Washington Nationals SP Yunesky Maya has cleared waivers and have assigned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) has not experienced any pain in his elbow for about four weeks and has full range of motion. Bundy will have to be examined by Dr. James Andrews one more time before he can be cleared to begin a throwing program.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction,
The San Diego Padres have activated SP Clayton Richard (illness) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned P Tommy Layne to Triple-A Tucson.

SP | Alex Sanabia | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction,
The Miami Marlins have placed SP Alex Sanabia (groin) on the 15-day disabled list because of right groin weakness. In a corresponding move, the team recalled RP Dan Jennings from Triple-A New Orleans.

SP | Jeff Karstens | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have transferred SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) felt renewed soreness in his latest rehab outing and will be re-evaluated.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Joba Chamberlain | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Yankees will activate RP Joba Chamberlain (oblique) Tuesday, May 28, according to manager Joe Girardi.

RP | Sean Burnett | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Sean Burnett (elbow) was scheduled to meet with a doctor Monday, May 27, because his left elbow hurt after playing catch.

RP | Clay Hensley | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Milwaukee Brewers have signed free-agent RP Clay Hensley (Reds) to a minor league deal. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RP | Alex Burnett | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs have claimed RP Alex Burnett off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles.

RP | Jim Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles RP Jim Johnson is expected to keep his closer role despite his recent struggles because the team does not have a clear backup to take over the role. Johnson has been working with pitching coach Rick Adair on some adjustments.

RP | Tommy Hunter | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles RP Tommy Hunter (hand) underwent X-rays on his bruised hand Sunday, May 26, but they came back negative. He was not available to pitch Monday, May 27, but hopes to be available Tuesday, May 28.

RP | Bryan Morris | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned RP Bryan Morris to Triple-A Indianapolis.

RP | Vinnie Pestano | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians RP Vinnie Pestano said he identified some release point and mechanical issues in his delivery, which led to diminished velocity. He said he has been hunched over too much and releasing the ball too far back.

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