Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 29, 2013 @ 08:56:59 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Corey Hart (knee) is scheduled to travel with the team on its upcoming five-game road trip before he moves to a minor-league rehab assignment. "I'm pretty close; I just couldn't give you a day," Hart said. "Every day, (medical staffers) are closer to setting a day. I think they're waiting for the running stuff to get better." Hart is eligible to come off the 60-day disabled list Thursday, May 30.

1B | Tyler Moore | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) could play in rehab games later this week and return from the disabled list next week.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis is batting eighth in the starting lineup Tuesday, May 28.


Second Baseman

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (thumb) has a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his left thumb. He suffered the injury in the first game of the season. Pedroia plans to continue playing through the injury, and it will not cause long-term damage.

2B | Brian Dozier | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins are expected to need to make a roster move Wednesday, May 29, and INF Chris Colabello, 2B Brian Dozier and C Chris Herrmann could be options for demotion to make room for OF Trevor Plouffe (concussion).

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks said Tuesday, May 28, that a CT scan showed the hand of 2B Aaron Hill (hand) has "mildly improved" from his last scan two weeks ago. Hill will proceed with baseball activity and see how his hand responds.

2B | Donovan Solano | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins 2B Donovan Solano (intercostal) and 1B Joe Mahoney (hamstring) will start their rehab assignment with Single-A Jupiter by the end of the week.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) hit off a tee in Florida Tuesday, May 28, and 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) has started throwing. C Taylor Teagarden (thumb) is very close to going on a rehab assignment.


Shortstop

SS | John McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates INF John McDonald (back, elbow) was able to make a minor-league rehab appearance for Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, May 27, and he was hitless in three at-bats while starting at second base.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) is tentatively scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment Thursday, May 30, with Class A Rancho Cucamonga. He is expected to remain there through Sunday, June 2, meaning he might possibly come off the 15-day disabled list as soon as Monday, June 3.


Third Baseman

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) was placed on the 15-day disabled list. They recalled RPs Todd Redmond, Neil Wagner and Juan Perez from Triple-A Buffalo.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) and 3B Will Middlebrooks (back) are both on track to return from the disabled list when eligible after playing in some minor league rehab games. Victorino can return June 5 and Middlebrooks can come back June 8. Victorino's rehab assignment could start this weekend.

3B | Nick Punto | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 3B Nick Punto (back) is out with a bruised lower back Tuesday, May 28.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) took on-field batting practice Tuesday, May 28, as he starts his fourth week of baseball activities.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) could return to the team Friday, May 31, assuming he doesn't have any setbacks during rehab games Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said 3B Aramis Ramirez's (knee) knee is still not 100 percent healed, but did not have any problems after playing three straight games. It was the first time playing three straight games since coming off the disabled list.


Catcher

C | J.R. Towles | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent C J.R. Towles (Cardinals) to a minor league deal.

C | Drew Butera | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Drew Butera (hand) had a setback a few days ago, but feels better and is eager to resume playing in games. The team doctors want to make sure the bones in his broken left hand have fully healed before he gets the green light.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) will need to sit out an additional four weeks.

C | Steve Clevenger | Chicago Cubs | Injury
Chicago Cubs C Steve Clevenger (oblique) has been playing in intrasquad games at the team's facility in Mesa. He is currently on the disabled list with a left oblique strain.


Outfielder

OF | Mike Morse | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners OF Mike Morse (quadriceps) is day to day with a right quadriceps strain.

OF | Austin Jackson | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Austin Jackson (hamstring) might be able to start a minor-league rehab assignment by the end of the upcoming road trip. "I'm hoping, possibly, that sometime on this trip, he can go out and get some at-bats," manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday, May 28, "but I can't swear to that." Jackson has yet to be cleared for full baseball activity.

OF | Jackie Bradley | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are expected to recall OF Jackie Bradley from Triple-A Pawtucket before the game Wednesday, May 29. P Alex Wilson was optioned to Triple-A Tuesday, May 28.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte (head) returned to the lineup Tuesday, May 28, against the Detroit Tigers. Marte was battling a severe migraine headache Monday.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) had an MRI on his left hamstring, and the test indicated Pagan has bursitis, manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday, May 28. Pagan will do light activities, and he might be available as a pinch hitter.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) was able to return to the starting lineup Tuesday, May 28, against the Minnesota Twins.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (back) was scratched Tuesday, May 28, against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to back spasms. Manager Mike Scioscia said he is hopeful Hamilton would be available at some point during the game.

OF | Oswaldo Arcia | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (shoulder) is nursing a sore right shoulder, although he was able to return to the lineup for Triple-A Rochester as the designated hitter Tuesday, May 28. He is expected to serve as the DH for a few days to build strength in his shoulder.

OF | Wilkin Ramirez | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) is not feeling 100 percent, and there is a chance he might not be ready to come off the 7-day concussion disabled list when eligible.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers insist OF Matt Kemp is healthy, even as his production continues to lag dramatically. Kemp was hitless in five at-bats with four strikeouts, the first time he has whiffed four times in a game since 2010. "I would tell you, internally, that we're all assured that he isn't (hurt), you know? So he's not," president Stan Kasten said Tuesday, May 28, in a radio interview. "We can't really put our finger on it. We certainly can't blame it on (his shoulder surgery in October), because he assures us he's not hurt. The doctors, the trainers have all assured me that he's not hurt, that it's just something he's working through."

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost attempted to jump start the offense by moving OF Alex Gordon back to the leadoff spot Tuesday, May 28, with OF Lorenzo Cain moving to the third spot. C Salvador Perez will likely move to the third spot in the order when he returns from the bereavement list, however. Gordon hit .391 with a .449 on-base percentage in 18 games at No. 3 since moving there May 9.

OF | Jarrod Dyson | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Jarrod Dyson (ankle) was cleared to begin jogging Tuesday, May 28. "I still feel a little pain there," he said, "but it's just a process I've got to go through. I went 90 feet four times. They were just trying to get a gauge if the pain stayed with me after I stopped. It's going away when I stop." There is no timetable for his return.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos (hamstring) resumed running Monday, May 27. He's still a couple of weeks away from returning from the disabled list.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) did two workouts Tuesday, May 28, and he could play in a minor league game as early as Wednesday, May 29, although the team will take it day-to-day. Werth hasn't played since May 2 and already went on a rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac before suffering a setback. Werth ran the bases and took aggressive swings during short toss Tuesday.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
After being named the Player of the Week, Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown may be headed toward a more prominent role in the team's lineup. "He'll let me know when it's time for him to move," manager Charlie Manuel said. "He's headed that way. Really, I mean that. I've developed a lot of players through the minor leagues and big leagues. I've had some of the best players who have ever been in baseball. They'll usually let you know where they're going to hit."

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley is a candidate for promotion, according to manager John Farrell. Bradley entered play Tuesday, May 28, on an 11-game hitting streak in which he's hitting .455 (20-for-44) with a triple, two home runs, 11 runs scored and six RBIs with Triple-A Pawtucket. He has a slash line of .360/.461/.547 at Class AAA. "Once he got past the shoulder tendinitis, he got back on the field much like we saw in spring training with his defense," Farrell said. "Two good plays last night. He doubled off a guy with a throw. Threw out another runner. He hit a home run and double last night. He's been swinging the bat very well." Bradley has been playing all three outfield positions.

OF | Oscar Taveras | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras (ankle) will go on the disabled list with Triple-A Memphis due to ongoing soreness in his ankle.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) is still dealing with a swollen knee, and manager Davey Johnson said it's unlikely he'll serve as the designated hitter the next two days.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) has been able to do some light running but there is no timetable for his return. Stanton has been hitting and throwing as part of his rehab.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Chris Sale started Tuesday, May 28, against the Chicago Cubs, but the game was canceled due to rain in the third inning after Sale had already thrown 37 pitches. Pitching coach Don Cooper said the team will consider bringing Sale back on short rest to start Saturday, June 1.

SP | Jake Odorizzi | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned SP Jake Odorizzi to Triple-A Durham Tuesday, May 28.

SP | Charlie Morton | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Charlie Morton (elbow) allowed five runs - four earned - and seven hits with three walks over five innings in a minor-league rehab assignment for Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, May 27. The team originally called for just one more rehab start, but the team might have him make more since he was a little shaky.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) could not get out of the first inning in his first minor-league rehab start for Double-A Altoona Monday, May 27. He allowed three runs on two hits and four walks while making 33 pitches and recording just two outs.

SP | Joe Wieland | San Diego Padres | Injury,
San Diego Padres P Joe Wieland (elbow) said Tuesday, May 28, that he will throw a live batting practice session Saturday, June 1. He is hoping to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment sometime in late June.

SP | Kevin Gausman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Tuesday, May 28, that SP Kevin Gausman will make his next scheduled start Sunday, June 2, against the Detroit Tigers. Gausman was knocked around for seven runs over four innings in a loss Tuesday against the Washington Nationals.

SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson (finger) will make his first minor-league rehab start Thursday, May 30, for Triple-A Nashville. It is very tentative, but Narveson is expected to need four rehab starts before the team considers activating him from the 15-day disabled list. That would allow him time to work back up to the 75-80 pitch mark.

SP | Liam Hendriks | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Liam Hendriks (elbow) was able to throw live batting practice Tuesday, May 28, and he is nearing activating from the 7-day disabled list at Triple-A Rochester.

SP | Tommy Hanson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Tommy Hanson is expected to start Friday, May 31.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (collarbone) will return and make his start against the New York Yankees Friday, May 31, after being scratched Monday, May 27, with irritation in his collarbone. Buchholz was dealing with irritation in his right AC joint, and the move to sit him was purely precautionary. He played catch and long toss Monday and threw a bullpen Saturday, May 25. SP Franklin Morales, who was activated from the disabled list Tuesday, May 28, will work out of the bullpen.

SP | Nathan Eovaldi | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi (shoulder) will make his second rehab start with Single-A Jupiter Thursday, May 30, and he'll likely start with Double-A Jacksonville the following Tuesday. After that, he could be considered for a return from the disabled list. He could join the rotation as early as June 9. 1B Logan Morrison (knee) will play his first game with Jacksonville Tuesday, and he could return the same week as Eovaldi.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) has been shut down for five to seven days with pain in his right elbow.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte (back) threw a 75-pitch simulated game Tuesday, May 28, and manager Joe Girardi said it was a success.

SP | David Huff | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction,
The New York Yankees designated SP David Huff for assignment Tuesday, May 28, to make room on the roster for RP Joba Chamberlain (oblique).

SP | Esmil Rogers | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Esmil Rogers will make a spot start Wednesday, May 29.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) is on track to start against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, June 2, but the team wants to see how Detwiler is feeling before calling up P Nathan Karns from the minors.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (triceps) made 35 throws from 60 and 75 feet Tuesday, May 28, for the second straight day. He will throw again Thursday, May 30, and Friday, May 31.

SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned SP Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno Tuesday, May 28.

SP | Eric Surkamp | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants moved SP Eric Surkamp (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, May 28, to make room on the roster for SP Michael Kickham.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish has been dominant this year, and he matched a career high Monday, May 27, with 14 strikeouts for the third time this year. However, he's allowed a home run in each of his past six starts. He's also been giving up runs in the first inning; eleven of the 25 runs he's given up have come in the first frame of his starts.

SP | Kyle Lohse | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Kyle Lohse (elbow) said his bullpen session Monday, May 27, was a success and that he expects to make his next scheduled start Thursday, May 30.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) left his start Tuesday, May 28, because of forearm soreness. He is expected to make his next scheduled start.

SP | Billy Buckner | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Billy Buckner has cleared waivers and has been sent to Triple-A Salt Lake City.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) will need Tommy John surgery and miss the rest of the season.

RP | Octavio Dotel | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers RP Octavio Dotel (elbow) threw a side session at about 70 percent intensity Tuesday, May 28. Manager Jim Leyland said Dotel will not face hitters until he is able to throw at full strength.

RP | Tim Wood | Minnesota Twins | Injury,
Minnesota Twins RP Tim wood (shoulder) has been working out at Target Field, and he has reported no soreness in his shoulder. He will head to Triple-A Rochester to continue his throwing program.

RP | Sean Burnett | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are putting RP Sean Burnett (elbow) back on the 15-day disabled list with an elbow injury Tuesday, May 28. He received an injection in his left elbow after inflammation was diagnosed. X-rays showed no structural damage, however.

RP | Arodys Vizcaino | Chicago Cubs | Injury,
Chicago Cubs RP Arodys Vizcaino (elbow) is dealing with a calcium buildup in his elbow and won't pitch again this season. He will undergo a debridement by Dr. James Andrews, and he could begin his rehab in six weeks.

RP | Scott Atchison | New York Mets | Injury,
New York Mets RP Scott Atchison (elbow) is expected to pitch for Single-A St. Lucie Tuesday, May 28, or Wednesday, May 29, and be activated from the disabled list Friday, May 31.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins doubts that RP Bobby Parnell will be available to pitch Tuesday, May 28, after pitching the last two days and recording saves. RPs Brandon Lyon, Scott Rice or LaTroy Hawkins could all be asked to pitch if a save situation arises.

RP | Casey Janssen | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said RP Casey Janssen (shoulder) has been dealing with "general soreness" and was not available Tuesday, May 28. However, the team hopes to have Janssen Wednesday, May 29.

RP | Ramon Ortiz | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned RP Thad Weber and designated SP Ramon Ortiz for assignment Tuesday, May 28. The team will be bringing up two unnamed pitchers as a result.

RP | Alfredo Aceves | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox activated SP Franklin Morales (pectoral) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 28, and optioned P Alfredo Aceves to the minors in a corresponding move.

RP | Shawn Camp | Chicago Cubs | Injury
Chicago Cubs RP Shawn Camp (toe) is still resting and has not resumed baseball activities at this point.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury,
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (leg)is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, May 28, to remove a cyst in his right tibia. He said he hopes to return soon after the All-Star break.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians CL Chris Perez (shoulder) has mild tendonitis in his right shoulder and will not throw for five to seven days. He'll be evaluated after that time period.

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