Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 3, 2013 @ 09:15:00 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind is hitting .487 (19-for-39) over his last eight starts and has multiple hits in seven of the games.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (illness) was sick again Sunday, June 2, and missed his second straight game. C Joe Mauer took his place for the game against the Seattle Mariners.

1B | Carlos Pena | Houston Astros | Fantasy
A home run hit by Houston Astros DH Carlos Pena on Sunday, June 2, was his fifth homer of the season and the second in five games after a drought of 71 at-bats without one. Houston won the game 5-4 over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

1B | Yonder Alonso | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) missed the game Sunday, June 2, against the Toronto Blue Jays due to a bruised right hand, although he was able to take swings in the cage prior to the game. "I feel a lot better than I did yesterday," Alonso said. "I actually took some swings today, so hopefully I'll be back within a day."

1B | Casey Kotchman | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins activated 1B Casey Kotchman (hamstring) from the 60-day disabled list Sunday, June 2.

1B | Kila Ka'aihue | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have released minor league 1B Kila Ka'aihue from Triple-A Reno. He had an out clause in his contract.

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH Paul Konerko (neck) left the game against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, June 1, because of a stiff neck. He is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 2.

1B | Justin Smoak | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners have purchased the contract of SP Jeremy Bonderman from Triple-A Tacoma. In a corresponding move, 1B Justin Smoak (oblique) was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of an oblique strain on his right side. To clear space on the 40-man roster, minor league INF Vinnie Catricala, who was at Double-A Jackson, was designated for assignment.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira, who just returned from the disabled list , said he'll no longer perform his repetitive pregame ritual of swinging at balls off a tee with a weighted bat. It likely contributed to him partially tearing the sheath surrounding the tendon around his right wrist this spring. Teixeira said he doesn't feel any soreness or stiffness in his wrist, though.

1B | Robertson Valdez | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent 1B Robertson Valdez (Pirates) to a minor league deal Friday, May 31.

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Free Agents, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton hit his 358th career home run Friday, May 31, against the Los Angeles Dodgers, tying him for 78th all-time with Hall of Famer Yogi Berra and free-agent 1B Carlos Lee.

1B | Clint Robinson | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Clint Robinson cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Friday, May 31.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard (knee) sat out due to a sore knee Thursday, May 30. The team was also facing a left-handed pitcher.


Second Baseman

2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia is baseball's best hitter with two strikeouts, as 41 of his 74 hits have come with two strikes. He is batting .331 (41-for-124) after two strikes, and he is batting an incredible .433 (13-for-30) on 0-and-2 counts. The league average with an 0-2 count is .165, and the league average after two strikes is .186.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
According to a team source, the Chicago White Sox will activate 2B Gordon Beckham (hand) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, June 3.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said 2B Brandon Phillips (forearm) is expected to miss three or four days because of a contusion on his left forearm suffered when he was hit by a pitched ball Saturday, June 1.

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said 2B Aaron Hill (hand) took 40 swings off a batting tee Saturday, June 1, and felt good. Tests revealed that the strength in his injured hand is now up to about 90 percent.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
Entering play Saturday, June 1, New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy was hitting .382 (29-for-76) in his last 19 games.

2B | Robert Andino | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
Seattle Mariners 2B Robert Andino cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, May 31.


Shortstop

SS | Tyler Greene | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox designated SS Tyler Greene for assignment Sunday, June 2, according to a team source.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Sunday, June 2, that SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) will take the day off from his minor-league rehab assignment Sunday, before playing one more rehab game Monday, June 3.

SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez (back) appeared to injure his lower back while bumping into OF Dayan Viciedo while chasing a popup by Oakland Athletics DH Yoenis Cespedes Saturday, June 1, but he remained in the game. He is also in the starting lineup Sunday, June 2.

SS | Xander Bogaerts | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox may consider moving SS Xander Bogaerts, currently playing at Double-A Portland, to third base or the outfield when he is eventually promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket. Boston's minor league system is considered to be deep at the shortstop position and several of their prospects are regarded as better defensively than Bogaerts.

SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are more open to giving SS Jose Iglesias less-than-everyday at-bats in the majors and want him to get some time at second base.

SS | Marwin Gonzalez | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros INF Marwin Gonzalez (hamstring) was not in the lineup against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, May 31, because of a strained right hamstring.

SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins (foot) is not in the starting lineup against the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday, June 1. He experienced soreness after fouling two balls off his foot Friday, May 31, and is unable to play. Manager Charlie Manuel said there is a possibility he could return to action Sunday, June 2.

SS | Jose Reyes | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes (ankle) is traveling with the team, and he took batting practice Friday, May 31. "He looks really good taking BP," manager John Gibbons said.

SS | Nick Green | Miami Marlins | Transaction
New York Mets SS Nick Green cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, May 30.


Third Baseman

3B | Mike Olt | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers promoted 3B Mike Olt to Triple-A Round Rock Sunday, June 2.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (back) took batting practice in the cage and fielded grounders Saturday, June 1. He is expected to take on-field batting practice Sunday, June 2.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre (hamstring) was not in the starting lineup against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, June 2, because of a strained left hamstring. Manager Ron Washington said he could return to action Tuesday, June 4, following an off day Monday, June 3.

3B | Eric Chavez | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury
Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez (oblique) had an MRI reveal a minor tear in his oblique, and he'll be out at least three weeks.

3B | Luis Cruz | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Luis Cruz (hand) was hit by a pitch from Colorado Rockies SP Jon Garland Friday, May 31, during the third inning, but remained in the game.

3B | Anthony Rendon | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Anthony Rendon has been promoted from Double-A Harrisburg to Triple-A Syracuse, where he'll play mostly second base.

3B | Miguel Sano | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins have given no timetable on when they expect to call up top prospects like 3B Miguel Sano and OF Byron Buxton. "There's no sense in putting a time frame on a kid like that. I don't think it's healthy in any shape or form," Twins general manager Terry Ryan said.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants are confident that 3B Pablo Sandoval (foot) won't miss more than a week and have to be placed on the disabled list, according to manager Bruce Bochy.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez (teeth) was scratched from the lineup Friday, May 31.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees activated 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) and 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) from the disabled list Friday, May 31, and optioned SPs Ivan Nova and Vidal Nuno to the minors in a corresponding move.


Catcher

C | Chris Stewart | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Chris Stewart (head) was scratched Sunday, June 2, due to dehydration, dizziness and feelings of light-headedness. He was also scratched Saturday, June 1, for similar symptoms, and is being checked out at a local area hospital.

C | A.J. Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have placed C A.J. Ellis (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to Thursday, May 30.

C | Hector Gimenez | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox C Hector Gimenez is in the lineup against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, June 1.

C | Jonathan Lucroy | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy went 5-for-5 with a double, two home runs, four RBIs and three runs scored against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, May 31.

C | Chris Snyder | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles C Chris Snyder will be behind the plate when SP Kevin Gausman pitches against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, June 2.

C | Jesus Montero | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners minor league C Jesus Montero (knee), currently playing with Triple-A Tacoma, will be sidelined for four to six weeks after sustaining a torn meniscus in his left knee.

C | Tim Federowicz | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers C A.J. Ellis (oblique) is day-to-day with a strained oblique that is affecting him when he swings a bat.

C | George Kottaras | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez won't return from the bereavement list until Tuesday, June 4.

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez won't return from the bereavement list until Tuesday, June 4.


Outfielder

OF | Clete Thomas | Minnesota Twins | Transaction
The Minnesota Twins recalled OF Clete Thomas from Triple-A Rochester and designated P Tyler Robertson for assignment.

OF | Dewayne Wise | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox placed OF Dewayne Wise (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics on Sunday, June 2. Wise has been battling a right hamstring strain and has appeared in just two of Chicago's last 12 games. OF Jordan Danks was recalled in a corresponding move.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous story, Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring) will return to the lineup Tuesday, June 4, against the New York Mets, following time away due to a hamstring injury.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday, June 2, that the team is "shooting" for OF Jacoby Ellsbury (groin) to return Tuesday, June 4, against the Texas Rangers.

OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (hamstring) is eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list Wednesday, June 5, but that has been all but ruled out by the team. "He's not running at 100 percent yet," manager John Farrell said Sunday, June 2. "The one thing we're being cautious with here is that based on experience having him come back and play successive games, he's had a couple of setbacks prior to going on the disabled list. We want to make sure there's a gradual improvement, which he's showing, but to say he's going on a rehab assignment tomorrow or the next day is probably premature at this point."

OF | Jordan Brown | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins optioned OF Jordan Brown to Triple-A New Orleans Sunday, June 2.

OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers purchased the contract of OF Yasiel Puig from Double-A Chattanooga Sunday, June 2, and optioned P Matt Magill to Triple-A Albuquerque.

OF | Byron Buxton | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins minor league OF Byron Buxton (thumb) will be sidelined for several days because of a sore right thumb.

OF | David Lough | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF David Lough (arm) left the game against the Texas Rangers Saturday, June 1, in the 10th inning, after he was hit by a fastball in the right arm.

OF | Marcell Ozuna | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna's 16-game hitting streak came to an end against the New York Mets Saturday, June 1, following an 0-for-3 performance.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with Class A Inland Empire Monday, June 3, before eventually moving to Triple-A Salt Lake.

OF | Grady Sizemore | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Grady Sizemore (Indians) has resumed baseball activities following several knee surgeries and hasn't experienced any setbacks.

OF | Francisco Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have traded OF/1B Francisco Martinez to the Detroit Tigers, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations by June 15.

OF | Quintin Berry | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers have acquired OF/1B Francisco Martinez from the Seattle Mariners, in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations by June 15. To clear space on the 40-man roster, OF Quintin Berry has been designated for assignment.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday, 1B Allen Craig and 2B Matt Carpenter are out of the lineup for Game 2 of the doubleheader Saturday, June 1.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an earlier report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) left the game Saturday, June 1, due to a hamstring cramp, not a strain. The team will know more in the next couple of days.

OF | Wilkin Ramirez | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, the Minnesota Twins will not activate OF Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) from the seven-day disabled list when he is eligible to return Sunday, June 2, according to general manager Terry Ryan.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Breaking, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, the Washington Nationals have placed OF Bryce Harper (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of bursitis in his left knee. The move is retroactive to May 27, meaning that Harper is eligible to be activated June 11. In a corresponding move, RP Erik Davis has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

OF | Jackie Bradley | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (groin) is not in the starting lineup against the New York Yankees Saturday, June 1. OF Jackie Bradley will make his second consecutive start in center field, with OF Mike Carp playing right field for the first time in his MLB career.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp is receiving the day off Saturday, June 1, against the Chicago White Sox.

OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) left the game in the ninth inning after being hit on the right hand by a pitch Friday, May 31. X-rays were negative, however, and he was diagnosed with a bruised hand.

OF | Jake Marisnick | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Jake Marisnick hit two grand slams and drove in nine runs with Double-A Jacksonville Thursday, May 30.

OF | Alex Presley | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled OF Alex Presley from Triple-A Indianapolis prior to the contest Friday, May 31, against the Cincinnati Reds. The team also optioned INF Josh Harrison to Indianapolis and reinstated INF Chase d'Arnaud from the disabled list and optioned him to Indianapolis.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig started in center field for the second consecutive game Friday, May 31, for Double-A Chattanooga, as the team might potentially be reviewing his play and determining if he is ready for a call-up with OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) could return to the lineup Saturday, June 1, but will definitely be back Sunday, June 2.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins do not want to rush OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) back to the lineup until he is fully healthy. "He has got to feel like he is 100 percent and he can go out there and be able to play for the long haul. We don't want him coming back if he feels like 'I can only play a couple of days and then I'm going to have to sit and take days off,'" manager Mike Redmond said. Stanton shagged fly balls and took batting practice Friday, May 31, after he had soreness in his knees the day before. There is no timetable for Stanton to start a rehab assignment.

OF | Chris Dickerson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Chris Dickerson (wrist) is getting treatment for a sore left wrist, which has limited him to only one at-bat since his last start May 23. The team was considering putting Dickerson on the disabled list last weekend but they decided against it. He's got a slash line of .318/.333/.568 with two doubles, three home runs and eight RBIs in 19 games.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics activated OF Josh Reddick (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 31, and optioned C Luke Montz to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (back) will serve as the designated hitter Friday, May 31.

OF | Mike Morse | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Morse (quadriceps) said he was still sore Friday, May 31. "If it's up to me, I'd give it one or two more days and I'll be fine," he said.

OF | B.J. Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said he considered sending OF B.J. Upton down to Triple-A Gwinnett to work on his swing, but he hasn't discussed it with anyone. There is no timetable for Upton to return to the lineup while he works on making changes.

OF | Rajai Davis | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis (oblique) played in extended spring training Wednesday, May 29, and Thursday, May 30, and could be ready to return soon.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) will undergo an MRI Monday, June 3. McCarthy was diagnosed with shoulder inflammation and placed on the 15-day disabled list. The MRI will test if there is any further damage such as a stress fracture in the shoulder. McCarthy has had this same injury in the past and will likely miss a month.

SP | Jordan Lyles | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Jordan Lyles allowed two runs and six hits in 5 2/3 innings, struck out five and walked one to improve to 3-1 on Sunday, June 2. The Astros edged the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 5-4. Lyles, who was promoted from Triple-A on May 2, has a 1.90 ERA over his last four starts after giving up eight runs through four innings in a 12-7 loss against Texas.

SP | Edwin Jackson | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Edwin Jackson gave up five earned runs on a season-high 12 hits, three walks and four wild pitches in 5 2/3 innings Sunday, June 2, as the Cubs lost 8-4 to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jackson dropped to 1-8 overall.

SP | Patrick Corbin | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin became the major leagues' first nine-game winner Sunday, June 2, as the Diamondbacks topped the Chicago Cubs 8-4. Corbin (9-0) allowed four runs and six hits, tying the team record for consecutive wins at the start of the season, set by Brandon Webb in 2008. The Diamondbacks are 11-0 in his starts.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (triceps) was able to play long toss from 105 feet Sunday, June 2. Price is expected to long toss again Monday, June 3, and he might throw from a mound sometime next weekend.

SP | Robbie Erlin | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres recalled P Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson Sunday, June 2, and optioned RP Robbie Erlin back to the Toros. "Robbie did a great job for us, just what we needed," manager Bud Black said Sunday. "He'll continue his development in Tucson, but I like tell these guys who come up, once they get here they are officially one of us."

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers are expected to scratch SP Chris Capuano (triceps) from his scheduled start Monday, June 3, against the San Diego Padres due to a strained triceps muscle in his pitching arm. "It's not debilitating and it's hard to say whether it would tighten out there. But we want to make sure," Capuano said Sunday, June 2. "I'd like to be able to say I'm 100 percent there won't be a problem." The team is expected to recall P Stephen Fife to take the start if Capuano is indeed scratched.

SP | Jeanmar Gomez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jeanmar Gomez (forearm) was lifted early from his start Sunday, June 2, against the Cincinnati Reds due to tightness in his right forearm.

SP | Wade LeBlanc | Miami Marlins | Transaction,
The Miami Marlins designated P Wade LeBlanc for assignment Sunday, June 2. The team will recall SP Edgar Olmos from Double-A Jacksonville.

SP | Garrett Richards | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards (undisclosed) left his start Sunday, June 2, against the Texas Rangers due to an undisclosed injury.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said SP Brett Myers (elbow) could resume throwing in four or five days, after receiving positive feedback from doctors.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating previous reports, the Texas Rangers have announced that SP Alexi Ogando (triceps) will start Wednesday, June 5, against the Boston Red Sox. He threw a bullpen session Sunday, June 2, without experiencing any setbacks.

SP | Danny Duffy | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy (elbow) allowed two runs in 3 2/3 innings in his second rehab start for Double-A Northwest Arkansas Saturday, June 1. Manager Ned Yost said there is no timetable for his return.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard will start against the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday, June 4.

SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake is 3-0 with a 0.27 ERA over his last four starts. He has allowed only one run in his last 33 innings.

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
The St. Louis Cardinals have not announced who will start against the Wednesday, June 5. SP Adam Wainwright or SP Shelby Miller could be used on short rest, although manager Mike Matheny doesn't favor that option.

SP | Jake Westbrook | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jake Westbrook (elbow) threw a pain-free side session Saturday, June 1, and is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield Tuesday, June 4. He will throw approximately 60 pitches and will probably make two rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets minor league SP Zack Wheeler could make one more start for Triple-A Las Vegas before being promoted to the majors, according to people connected with the organization.

SP | Tim Lincecum | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Tim Lincecum said that he remains committed to being a starter for the rest of the season but would be open to pitching out of the bullpen in the future.

SP | Matt Moore | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore will open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers Tuesday, June 4. He was moved up in the rotation two days by manager Joe Maddon after his last start against the Cleveland Indians was cut short by rain. SP Alex Cobb (finger) will start Wednesday, June 5, and SP Roberto Hernandez will close out the series Thursday, June 6.

SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Felix Doubront has posted a 2.74 ERA in his last four starts, lowering his ERA for the season from 6.40 to 4.88 in the process. In his most recent start against the New York Yankees Saturday, June 1, he allowed one run on six hits over six innings, improving to 5-1 with a 2.32 ERA in five career starts versus the Yanks. Manager John Farrell credited Doubront's recent success to his ability to effectively utilize all of his pitches. "(Saturday) was a four-pitch mix for him," Farrell said after the game. "But still, it's attacking and getting ahead with his fastball. That sets the tone for the at-bat."

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers have scratched SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) from his scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies Sunday, June 2, because of a sore left foot. Ryu was hit in the foot by a comebacker during his last outing Tuesday, May 28. The team is hopeful that he will be able to make his next start and avoid the disabled list. SP Matt Magill has been recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque to make the spot start.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) has a Grade 1 strain of his right latissimus dorsi muscle, not an oblique strain, according to an MRI done and examined by head trainer Lee Kuntz.

SP | Daniel Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) will make a rehab start at Double-A Mobile, June 4 and June 10 before he's re-evaluated.

SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Tyler Skaggs is an option to be called up and start Tuesday, June 4.

SP | Randall Delgado | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks have recalled P Randall Delgado from Triple-A Reno to replace injured SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) on the 25-man roster. However, SP Tyler Skaggs is likely to be recalled from Reno to replace McCarthy in the rotation Tuesday, June 4, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) played catch from one knee Friday, May 31. He is still walking around in a boot to protect his injured right foot.

SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia is using a six-man rotation through the end of the team's eight-game homestand, due to the recent returns of SPs Tommy Hanson and Jered Weaver. "I think right now is a good time for it," Scioscia said. "I think it helps the whole group if you can do it periodically. It's like throwing an off day in there."

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Bartolo Colon (6-2) struck out three batters while tossing a five-hit shutout against the Chicago White Sox Friday, May 31. It was his 11th career shutout and 34th career complete game.

SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays placed SP Brandon Morrow (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, June 1, and recalled Ps Ramon Ortiz and Mickey Storey from Triple-A Buffalo in corresponding moves. Also, SP Chad Jenkins was optioned to Buffalo and SP Ricky Romero cleared waivers and was outrighted to Buffalo.

SP | Alexander Torres | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled SP Alexander Torres from the minors Saturday, June 1, and optioned RP Josh Lueke in a corresponding move.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia looked like the old version of himself in his win over the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 31. He recorded strikeouts on four of the first six batters he faced and even touched 94 mph with his fastball on the radar gun after sitting in the low-90s in his previous starts this season. Sabathia finished with 10 K's and six hits allowed. He changed speeds effectively and was using the best slider he's had all year.

SP | Derek Holland | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Derek Holland seems more focused this season and is attacking hitters more often on the mound. He lowered his ERA on the year to 2.81 and picked up his fourth win of the month by beating the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 31. "I don't think I've seen him this focused," C A.J. Pierzynski said. "It always seemed like there was some kind of distraction. He's more comfortable. It's part of being a big leaguer and growing up"

SP | Joe Savery | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies released RP Chad Durbin Friday, May 31, one day after he gave up three runs in a 9-2 loss to the Boston Red Sox. SP Joe Savery has been recalled from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to fill the vacated roster spot. The Phillies will still be on the hook for $1.1 million ($850,000 and a $250,000 2014 buyout) due to Durbin being cut outright.

SP | Chris Narveson | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Chris Narveson (finger) made the first of four scheduled minor league rehab starts Thursday, May 30, in Nashville as he continues on the road back to Milwaukee. Narveson threw two scoreless innings for the Sounds against the Iowa Cubs. He gave up one hit and struck out one, and he threw 22 pitches, 12 for strikes, on a night where his pitch count was expected to be capped at 30. His next outing will most likely come Tuesday, June 4, at Round Rock.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels suffered his ninth loss of the season Friday, May 31, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He is the first Phillies pitcher since Kid Gleason in 1891 to lose nine games before June 1.

SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
The game between the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 31, was postponed due to inclement weather. The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader, with Friday's starters working in Game 1 Saturday, June 1, at 1:15pm ET. Cardinals SP Shelby Miller and Giants SP Matt Cain will work in the first game, with Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright and Giants SP Madison Bumgarner working in the nightcap.

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (triceps) is scheduled to come off the 15-day disabled list to start Tuesday, June 4, against the San Francisco Giants.

SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Injury,
New York Mets Ps Jeurys Familia (biceps) and Jenrry Mejia (forearm) have both suffered setbacks in their return from injury. Familia has more issues with biceps tendonitis after making a pair of rehab outings with Single-A St. Lucie, but the team is optimistic he can get back on a mound this weekend and then move to Triple-A Las Vegas. Mejia had a flare-up of his forearm issue after making two rehab starts, and the team will keep him off the mound.

SP | Kris Medlen | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Kris Medlen (calf) said he'll have no problem getting ready to make his start Monday, June 3.

SP | Graham Godfrey | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction,
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired SP Graham Godfrey from the Boston Red Sox Friday, May 31, in exchange for cash considerations.

SP | Alex Colome | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Jeff Beliveau from the minors Friday, May 31, and optioned SP Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham in a corresponding move.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Tyler Robertson | Minnesota Twins | Transaction
The Minnesota Twins recalled OF Clete Thomas from Triple-A Rochester and designated P Tyler Robertson for assignment.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) is recovering from a strained muscle in his right rotator cuff. Manager Terry Francona said the team received encouraging news, and Perez will resume throwing Wednesday, June 5.

RP | Ramon Ortiz | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Ramon Ortiz (arm) suffered an apparent arm or elbow injury in his appearance Sunday, June 2, against the San Diego Padres. Ortiz reportedly threw his glove down after suffering the injury, then broke down in tears.

RP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Daniel Bard has been limited to side work since May 15, and manager John Farrell said Sunday, June 2, that the team is clearly focused on making this a long-term reclamation project. Bard has walked 16 and given up 10 runs in 9 2/3 innings over his past 10 appearances for Portland.

RP | Mike Dunn | Miami Marlins | Transaction,
The Miami Marlins might consider dealing RP Mike Dunn, a left-handed reliever, in the days and weeks leading up to the MLB non-waiver trade deadline July 31.

RP | James Russell | Chicago Cubs | Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs might consider dealing P James Russell sometime before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

RP | Wesley Wright | Houston Astros | Transaction,
The Houston Astros could consider trading P Wesley Wright sometime before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

RP | Jonathan Papelbon | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon (stomach) was unable to pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday, June 2, because of a stomach illness. RP Antonio Bastardo was called upon to record the save.

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies placed RP Rafael Betancourt (groin) on the 15-day disabled list. Rex Brothers will take over closing duties.

RP | Tom Layne | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres have optioned P Nick Vincent to Triple-A Tuscon. P Robbie Erlin and P Tom Layne were recalled from Triple-A Tuscon.

RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Breaking, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have placed CL Huston Street (calf) on the 15-day disabled list with a calf strain. It was the same calf strain that landed him on the disabled list last year, but Padres manager Bud Black said this injury is not as severe. RPs Luke Gregerson and Dale Thayer will be used to close games in Street's absence, with the former expected to get the bulk of the save chances.

RP | Blake Parker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of RP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, RP Rafael Dolis (forearm) was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 27, because of a forearm strain. RP Alex Burnett was designated for assignment to clear space on the 40-man roster for Parker.

RP | Jon Rauch | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have signed free-agent RP Jon Rauch (Marlins) to a minor league contract. He will report to Triple-A Norfolk Monday, June 3.

RP | Craig Stammen | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (oblique) said his oblique had been bothering him in recent starts before it caused him to leave his start early Friday, May 31. "It's something that's been nagging a little bit the last few starts, and I've been pitching really well, so I didn't really think about it too much," said Strasburg, who went just two innings -- the shortest start of his career -- before being removed. "There's a lot of times you go out there and you don't feel 100 percent. You've got to go out there and gut through it."

RP | Vinnie Pestano | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez (shoulder) will be re-evaluated Sunday, June 2, before the team plans the next step in his rehab.

RP | Ryan Madson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) said he resumed playing catch Thursday, May 30, and he felt even better playing catch Friday, May 31. Madson recently had a setback in his recovery.

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) has more elbow inflammation and has not been throwing off a mound. He's been throwing only on flat ground.

RP | Pedro Strop | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles RP Pedro Strop (back) has thrown off a mound twice since straining his lower back, and he's expected to throw a simulated game before going on a rehab assignment.

RP | Fernando Rodney | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RPs Fernando Rodney, Joel Peralta and Jake McGee aren't available to pitch Friday, May 31.

RP | Joshua Fields | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Houston Astros activated RP Joshua Fields (forearm) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 31, and placed SP Edgar G. Gonzalez (shoulder) on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain in a corresponding move.

RP | Mitchell Boggs | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction,
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled RP Keith Butler from the minors Friday, May 31, and optioned RP Mitchell Boggs to Triple-A Memphis in a corresponding move.

RP | Peter Moylan | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RP Peter Moylan from the minors Friday, May 31, and optioned RP Javy Guerra to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move. Also, RP Scott Elbert (elbow) was moved to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Trevor Rosenthal | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said RP Trevor Rosenthal was unavailable to pitch in a save situation Thursday, May 30, because he had warmed up to pitch in the previous five games. RP Edward Mujica was also unavailable, so RP Mitchell Boggs received the save chance, which he promptly blew. Boggs has allowed a run in two of his three outings since being recalled from the minors May 19.

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