Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 7, 2013 @ 08:42:59 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Dominic Smith | New York Mets | Transaction
The New York Mets selected Serra High School 1B Dominic Smith with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

1B | Yonder Alonso | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres will place 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand contusion Thursday, June 6, to make room for the return of OF Cameron Maybin (wrist) from the DL. 1B Kyle Blanks will remain on the roster.

1B | Chris McGuiness | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said 1B Chris McGuiness will get the bulk of playing time at first base with 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) on the disabled list. The team thinks Moreland can return from the DL in the minimum amount of time.

1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers placed 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a Grade 1 hamstring strain Thursday, June 6, and recalled 1B Chris McGuiness from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move. The team isn't guaranteeing that Moreland will return in 15 days. McGuiness was hitting .275 with a .382 on-base percentage, six home runs and 34 RBIs in 55 games with Round Rock. 1B Lance Berkman is playing first base and 2B Jeff Baker is the designated hitter Thursday.


Second Baseman

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (groin) is aiming to return Saturday, June 8.

2B | Kelly Johnson | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 2B Kelly Johnson (back) sat out his second straight game with back problems Thursday, June 6, but manager Joe Maddon doesn't think Johnson's injury will linger. Johnson was available to pinch hit.

2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa (wrist) received a cortisone shot in his wrist Thursday, June 6, and he should be able to resume baseball activities in four to five days.


Shortstop

SS | Travis Demeritte | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers have selected Winder-Barrow High School SS Travis Demeritte with the 30th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

SS | Christian Arroyo | San Francisco Giants | Transaction
The San Francisco Giants have selected Hernando High School SS Christian Arroyo with the 25th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

SS | Tim Anderson | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox have selected East Central Community College SS Tim Anderson with the 17th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

SS | J.P. Crawford | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies have selected Lakewood High School SS J.P. Crawford with the 16th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

SS | Hunter Dozier | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Kansas City Royals selected Stephen F. Austin High School SS Hunter Dozier with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) will have his ankle looked at next week. He's not expected to return until after the All-Star break. Jeter will undergo a CT scan and be examined by Dr. Robert Anderson, and he hopes to be cleared to increase baseball activities.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez went 3-for-5 with three runs and six RBIs as he smacked a career-high three home runs Wednesday, June 5, against the Cincinnati Reds. Gonzalez now has 17 homers on the season and 10 multi-homer games in his career. SS Troy Tulowitzki also went 5-for-5 with two long balls in the rout.


Third Baseman

3B | Eric Jagielo | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees have selected Notre Dame 3B Eric Jagielo with the 26th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

3B | DJ Peterson | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners have selected New Mexico 3B DJ Peterson with the 12th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

3B | Colin Moran | Miami Marlins | Transaction
The Miami Marlins selected North Carolina 3B Colin Moran with the sixth overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

3B | Kris Bryant | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs selected University of San Diego 3B Kris Bryant with the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

3B | Andy LaRoche | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays are expected to recall 3B Andy LaRoche from the minors Friday, June 7, because he gives the team more options on the infield with 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) still on the disabled list. LaRoche will likely share playing time with INFs Maicer Izturis and Mark DeRosa.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez has refused to discuss the details of MLB's investigation and attempt to suspend him and other players for their involvement with Biogenesis during another performance-enhancing drug scandal. "Myself and others are being mentioned in a media report before the process is even concluded," Rodriguez said in a statement. "I would hope this thing would follow the guidelines of our Basic Agreement. I will monitor the situation and comment when appropriate." MLB may try to seek a 100-game suspension for Rodriguez and others.


Catcher

C | Nick Ciuffo | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have selected Lexington High School C Nick Ciuffo with the 21st overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

C | Reese McGuire | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have selected Kentwood C Reese McGuire with the 14th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

C | Ryan Doumit | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C/1B/OF Ryan Doumit entered his team's game on Wednesday, June 5, with 13 RBIs in his last eight contests, the greatest total in the AL in that span and the second most behind Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (15) in the majors. "I'm just getting back to basics," Doumit said of his recent rebound at the dish. "After a slow start, I watched some video and just tried to get back and simplify things. I'm in a little bit of a groove right now."


Outfielder

OF | Corey Patterson | free agent | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners released OF Corey Patterson.

OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout's defensive metrics are among the worst in the league this season.

OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton is hitting .217 with two homers and 10 RBIs since May 1.

OF | Aaron Judge | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees have selected Fresno State OF Aaron Judge with the 32nd overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

OF | Phillip Ervin | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have selected Samford OF Phillip Ervin with the 27th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said OF Carl Crawford's (hamstring) hamstring strain is fairly significant and that Crawford will not be able to come off the disabled list when he is eligible.

OF | Billy McKinney | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics have selected Plano West High School OF Billy McKinney with the 24th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

OF | Hunter Renfroe | San Diego Padres | Transaction
The San Diego Padres have selected Mississippi State OF Hunter Renfroe with the 13th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

OF | Austin Meadows | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates selected Grayson High School OF Austin Meadows with the ninth overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

OF | Clint Frazier | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians selected Loganville High School OF Clint Frazier with the fifth overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft.

OF | Mike Morse | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Mike Morse (quadriceps) is back in the lineup as the designated hitter Thursday, June 6.

OF | Xavier Avery | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles optioned OF Xavier Avery to Triple-A Norfolk Thursday, June 6.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (illness) remains out of the lineup Thursday, June 6.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) said he will not return from the disabled list until he's 100 percent healthy. "I'm not going to rush it. I'm going to take as much time as I can to get right. I want to get back in this lineup 100 percent. I don't want back in it at 80 percent," he said. The team is concerned that his knee isn't healing properly, but they won't discuss the possibility for surgery. Harper isn't expected to have his knee drained.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (quadriceps) is out with a tight quadriceps muscle Thursday, June 6.

OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury (groin) is back in the lineup Thursday, June 6.

OF | Anthony Gose | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays optioned OF Anthony Gose to Triple-A Buffalo Thursday, June 6.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez has a slash line of .348/.414/.696 with 11 of his 17 home runs on the road this year, where he's typically struggled in his career. He's also hitting .354 with a .620 slugging percentage against lefties. Gonzalez's strikeout and walk rates are up this year compared to 2012, but he's swinging at about the same amount of pitches outside the zone. It appears that he's swinging at less pitches overall, though. ESPN's David Schoenfield points out that Gonzalez is pulling the ball a bit more, as well, which could explain why he has a higher home run rate this year. He's excelling on inside pitches, hitting .302 with five homers versus just .258 with three home runs on inside offerings last season.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler is expected to come up from Triple-A and make his major-league debut Friday, June 14, against the Chicago Cubs. He's expected to make his final start at Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, June 7.

SP | Tyrell Jenkins | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury
St. Louis Cardinals SP Tyrell Jenkins (shoulder) left his start at Class A Peoria with a right shoulder strain Thursday, June 6.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (neck) is questionable for his next start Sunday, June 9, because of neck issue. He played catch and ran Thursday, June 6, but has not thrown a bullpen session.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Tuesday, June 11.

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (foot) will be able to make his next scheduled start Friday, June 7, after pitching two successful bullpen sessions earlier this week.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (oblique) is expected to make a rehab start with Single-A Potomac Saturday, June 8. "He's doing fine," manager Davey Johnson said. "He's on target to pitch in Potomac on the 8th. Limited to 40-50 pitches and that should set him up to come back here and start the 13th or 14th."

SP | Blake Beavan | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners recalled SP Blake Beavan from Triple-A Tacoma Thursday, June 6, and optioned SP Hector Noesi to Tacoma in a corresponding move.

SP | Dustin McGowan | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) pitched in back-to-back games with Triple-A Buffalo Tuesday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 5, and his rehab assignment is set to expire June 12. RP Darren Oliver (shoulder) started his rehab assignment with Single-A Dunedin Wednesday by tossing a scoreless inning.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) threw around 25 pitches to live hitters Thursday, June 6, and he said he wasn't as sharp with his mechanics as he was the last two times out. He's currently on a "long program" during his rehab and isn't close to returning. "I thought he threw well," manager Mike Matheny said. "He looked angry. It's always nice to see him back to his usual form. He's a perfectionist, so when he sees something a little bit off he's not going to be happy about it. I thought his stuff looked good. It had real good sink, the breaking ball looked tight."

SP | John Lannan | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP John Lannan (knee) will begin his rehab assignment by starting for Single-A Clearwater Thursday, June 6.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers shifted SP Colby Lewis (triceps, elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, June 6.

SP | Xavier Cedeno | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals officially placed SP Stephen Strasburg (lat) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 6, and recalled RP Xavier Cedeno from the minors in a corresponding move.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Chicago White Sox placed SP Jake Peavy (rib) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 6, and recalled RPs Deunte Heath and Ramon Troncoso from Triple-A Charlotte and optioned RP Brian Omogrosso to Charlotte.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction,
The Baltimore Orioles placed SP Steven Johnson (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 6, and recalled OF Xavier Avery from Triple-A Norfolk in a corresponding move.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw has a 1.93 ERA but is stuck on five wins on the season. In his five wins, he has given up a total of just one run, meaning he's put up an ERA of 0.22 to get those five wins. His offense is putting up just 2.68 runs per start for him, which is the fourth-worst run support in the league.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez and his wife were charged with fourth-degree misdemeanor drug abuse after a package containing 5.8 ounces of marijuana was delivered to their rental home.

RP | Fernando Salas | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Fernando Salas (shoulder) has received medical clearance to play catch.

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox RP Jesse Crain will serve as the closer for the team if the situation arises Thursday, June 6.

RP | Jake McGee | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury,
Tampa Bay Rays RP Jake McGee (shin) left the game with a left shin contusion Thursday, June 6, and he's listed as day-to-day.

RP | Nathan Adcock | Kansas City Royals | Transaction,
The Kansas City Royals claimed INF Edinson Rincon off waivers from the San Diego Padres Thursday, June 6, and optioned him to Double-A Northwest Arkansas. Also, the team designated RP Nathan Adcock in a corresponding move.

RP | Joakim Soria | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria (pectoral, elbow) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday, June 5, and will throw another 35 pitches Friday, June 7, and he could then move to throwing live batting practice next week.

RP | Mark Lowe | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released RP Mark Lowe Thursday, June 6.

RP | Maikel Cleto | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction,
The St. Louis Cardinals recalled P Kevin Siegrist from Triple-A Memphis Thursday, June 6, and optioned RP Maikel Cleto to Memphis in a corresponding move.

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