Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 11, 2013 @ 08:56:59 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis, who was just optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas, had a .258 slugging percentage, the worst figure among batting-average qualifiers so far. He had a "hard-hit ball" in only 9.6 percent of his at-bats, which accounted for the fifth-worst rate among major leaguers. His problems with chasing were compounded by his .333 slugging percentage on pitches along the strike zone. He's also 9-for-100 in two-strike counts.

Second Baseman

2B | Logan Forsythe | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right groin. INF Logan Forsythe (foot) was activated from the DL and is playing second base Monday, June 10.

2B | Jedd Gyorko | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) was placed on the 15-day DL with a strained right groin. INF Logan Forsythe (foot) was activated from the DL and is playing second base Monday, June 10.

2B | Ian Kinsler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler (rib) was hitting off a tee Monday, June 10, and felt fine afterward. He still hasn't faced live pitching.


SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (hamstring) is not expected to return to action until the weekend, according to manager Don Mattingly. Ramirez underwent an MRI that showed no damage to the hamstring. Ramirez said he would be ready to return in two days, but Mattingly said they were learning not to listen to Ramirez.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) has not been cleared to run yet, although he is hoping to get that clearance this week when he visits Dr. Robert Anderson. "It's day to day, really," Jeter said. "I've got to stay away from impact. I can't jump; I can't run until I get final clearance."

Third Baseman

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (back) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Monday, June 10. He's back in the starting lineup, hitting eighth. Boston has also designated INF Pedro Ciriaco for assignment to make roster room.

3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals are expected to give 3B Mike Moustakas more time to improve now that George Brett has taken over as interim hitting coach. They want Moustakas to have a chance to work with the Hall of Famer. KC also doesn't have a sound replacement for Moustakas. Johnny Giavotella is learning to play third at Triple-A Omaha but is hitting .220 in 35 contests since May 1. Miguel Tejada is simply a part-time player at the moment.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks contacted the New York Yankees last November, through an intermediary, and said they had interest in acquiring 3B Alex Rodriguez, according to two baseball officials with knowledge of the request. New York never participated in discussions because they knew of Rodriguez's significant hip problems and there was no chance Rodriguez would permit this transfer.


C | Erik Kratz | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
An MRI on Philadelphia Phillies C Erik Kratz's (knee) left knee revealed a meniscus tear, which will require surgery. Recovery time will be determined after he goes under the knife.


OF | Nick Swisher | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Nick Swisher (knee) is dealing with soreness in his knee after fouling a pitch off his knee Sunday, June 9. Swisher was in the lineup Monday, June 10.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (hamstring) could start a rehab assignment by the end of the week, said manager Buck Showalter.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (hand) is not in the lineup Monday, June 10, while being replaced by Logan Schafer. He might sit out the entire series against the Miami Marlins, according to manager Ron Roenicke. Braun started feeling the injury to his right hand about a month ago after a swing. His thumb was originally numb for about a week, but he eventually got feeling back in it. However, he said there's an issue with a nerve and ligament in his hand, as well, located between his index finger and thumb.

The training staff hasn't been able to help curb the issue, but taking time off has helped. "We've tried all kinds of different treatments, then we tried different stuff in the batting glove and on the bat to try and relieve some of the pain," Braun said. He hasn't been able to drive the ball as effectively since the injury, despite tinkering with his swing and bat path. The team isn't ruling out a disabled list stay.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have activated Peter Bourjos (hamstring) from the disabled list and have designated INF Chris Nelson for assignment.

OF | Aaron Hicks | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (hamstring) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left hamstring strain. The Twins plan to recall Oswaldo Arcia to replace Hicks.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (hand) threw from 90 feet at the team's spring training facility in Tampa Monday, June 10.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins activated Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) from the disabled list Monday, June 10. They also placed 1B Casey Kotchman (oblique) on the DL.

OF | Wil Myers | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays don't have any plans to call up OF Wil Myers from Triple-A Durham within the next week or so, contrary to what's been reported in national media outlets. They remain intent on having him continue developing at Class AAA, especially since the offense has woken up since mid-April.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Roy Oswalt | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt will likely make one more start in the minors before joining the Rockies rotation. He has a 2.88 ERA at Double-A Tulsa and has struck out 18 to six walks. He has been consistently throwing 92 mph with his fastball and touching 95 on occasion.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck) has made some progress with his neck issue, but is likely to miss his next start. Buchholz is not expected to miss much time after that though. "He feels better today," said manager John Farrell. "Over the next couple of days, we'll get a better idea of when his next start will line up. Most importantly, he feels improved over (Sunday). He's going to be pushed back (from his scheduled bullpen) a couple of days at a minimum, but we'll take the same approach we did last time (when Buchholz got skipped after experiencing some soreness in his AC joint) - once everything is cleared up, that's when he's going to go.

SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks placed RP Matt Reynolds (elbow) on the disabled list with a strained left elbow and optioned SP Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno. They recalled Ps Joe Paterson and Charles Brewer from Reno.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will begin playing catch sometime next week after getting a positive report from doctors Monday, June 10.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (triceps, elbow) played catch for the second straight day Monday, June 10. He's been pain-free for three or four days.

SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (forearm) started his throwing program in Sarasota, Fla., on Monday, June 10. He made 25 tosses from 60 feet without any issues.

SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
The Cincinnati Reds will call up SP Tony Cingrani to start Tuesday, June 11, against the Chicago Cubs.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (triceps) threw about 45 pitches Monday, June 10, including a few breaking balls. Reports seemed positive afterward.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson hinted that SP Zack Wheeler may be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to start in one of the team's games of their doubleheader Tuesday, June 18.

SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team is deciding where to send Michael Pineda (shoulder) for his next rehab start. Pineda likely will pitch Friday, June 14, in an extended spring training game or for Single-A Charleston. Pineda probably will throw around 75 pitches in his next start.

SP | Matt Moore | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore lost his second straight outing while allowing six walks, seven hits and nine runs (eight earned) in five innings Sunday, June 9. Moore rejected the notion that the rainout of his May 31 start has fouled up his performance. He attributed Sunday's loss to faulty sequencing and admitted that he might be relying too much on his secondary stuff, an overcompensation to his diminished velocity.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians RP Chris Perez and his wife, Melanie Perez, have pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

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