Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 1, 2013 @ 09:14:58 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) is out of the lineup Monday, July 1.

1B | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants made an organizational decision before spring training to have 1B Brandon Belt concentrate only on first base and not the outfield. However, C Buster Posey (legs) has needed to play first base rather than squatting behind the dish at catcher, forcing Belt and his bat out of the lineup. Manager Bruce Bochy said he and Belt discussed Sunday, June 30, about Belt doing some outfield work.

1B | Brett Pill | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brett Pill (hamstring) was removed from the game Saturday, June 29, with Triple-A Fresno due to a hamstring strain.

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox general manager Rick Hahn acknowledged Sunday, June 30, that he is not ready to be a seller before the non-waiver trade deadline, but at 32-46 he is starting the process of listening to trade proposals. 1B Paul Konerko (back) has 10-5 no-trade protection rights, but he may have to decide if he will accept a deal after playing 15 years in Chicago. " Free agency is pending in the offseason, so Konerko could be asked to accept a deal.

1B | Matt Adams | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (illness) was scratched from the starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics Sunday, June 30, because of food poisoning. INF Ty Wigginton started in his place at first base.

1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Lance Berkman (knee) hopes to be in the starting lineup Tuesday, July 2. Berkman said his twisted knee is getting better.

1B | Carlos Pena | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros 1B Carlos Pena will miss the team's next two games because of a death in his family. He will not be placed on the bereavement list.

1B | Chris Marrero | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals optioned 1B Chris Marrero to Triple-A Syracuse Friday, June 28. The move clears the way for SP Taylor Jordan, who will be recalled to start Saturday, June 29.

1B | Ryan Howard | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 1B Ryan Howard won't be in the lineup on Friday, June 28, or Saturday, June 29, so that he can clear his head. He'll still participate in drills.

1B | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (knees) will undergo surgery on his left knee and will miss the rest of the season.

1B | Steve Pearce | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) will play nine innings at second base with Triple-A Norfolk Friday, June 28, and will come off the disabled list Sunday, June 30. He's expected to return to the starting duties at second base in Baltimore. INF Wilson Betemit (knee) has resumed baseball activities in Florida. OF Steve Pearce (wrists) has yet to be cleared for baseball activities with soreness in both of his wrists. 2B Jonathan Schoop (back) continues to take dry swings in Florida, and the team is hopeful he'll be cleared to play games no later than July 17.

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury
The New York Yankees are saving around $18.7 million of 1B Mark Teixeira's (wrist) $22.5 million salary this season because their insurance and World Baseball Classic's insurance will pay that money.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins are receiving calls from other teams that are interested in trading for 1B Justin Morneau and OF Josh Willingham.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) received six injections in his back Friday, June 28. He'll try to take batting practice Saturday, June 29, and play Sunday, June 30. If he can't, he'll likely land on the disabled list.


Second Baseman

2B | Marco Scutaro | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro (back) was out of the lineup Sunday, June 30, against the Colorado Rockies due to discomfort in his back. It is the same issue which bothered him back in April.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts is batting ninth and serving as the designated hitter against the New York Yankees Sunday, June 30.

2B | Dustin Ackley | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Dustin Ackley (thumb) left the team's game early Saturday, June 29, because of a sprained left thumb. Ackley will undergo X-rays to determine if anything is broken.

2B | Johnny Giavotella | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have designated OF Jeff Francoeur for assignment. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 2B Johnny Giavotella from Triple-A Omaha.

2B | Ryan Roberts | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction,
The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled 3B Ryan Roberts from Triple-A Durham. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham.

2B | Kelly Johnson | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Jun 29, 2013 13:56:51 PT: Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said INFs Kelly Johnson and Ryan Roberts are expected to platoon at third base until 3B Evan Longoria (foot) returns to action.

2B | Jake Elmore | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros INF Jake Elmore is leading off against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, June 29, with Brett Wallace playing first base and Marc Krauss serving as the designated hitter.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Some people believe the Kansas City Royals could look to trade for Philadelphia Phillies 2B Chase Utley if he becomes available this season.

2B | Jedd Gyorko | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) rejoined the team, and was examined by team trainers before the game Friday, June 28, against the Miami Marlins. Gyorko left his rehab game with Double-A San Antonio Wednesday, June 26. Manager Bud Black said there is no timetable for Gyorko's return.

2B | Emilio Bonifacio | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SS Munenori Kawasaki will be worked in at second base with 2B Emilio Bonifacio.

2B | Brandon Phillips | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds activated 2B Brandon Phillips from the paternity list Friday, June 28, and optioned INF Henry X. Rodriguez to Triple-A Louisville in a corresponding move.

2B | Freddy Galvis | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction
The Philadelphia Phillies optioned 2B Freddy Galvis to the minors Thursday, June 27.


Shortstop

SS | Brandon Crawford | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford is hitless with the bases loaded in three at-bats during the current road trip, and he has just one hit in his past 27 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

SS | Joaquin Arias | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SS Joaquin Arias (hamstring) is dealing with a hamstring issue, and SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) continues to play with injuries to his fingers. "These guys are feeling it right now, and it's affecting us," manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday, June 30. "No question, aches and pains are things players have to deal with."

SS | Stephen Drew | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell reiterated Sunday, June 30, that there is still no timetable for the return of SS Stephen Drew (hamstring). "There's no projected time right now as far as his return to the lineup," Farrell said.

SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Fort Wayne Tuesday, July 2. If all goes well, he could rejoin the parent club Thursday, July 4.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) fielded grounders and did some running before the game Saturday, June 29. He took 10 swings off a tee Friday, June 28, but will not swing a bat again until after undergoing a second MRI exam within the next week.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said SS Derek Jeter (ankle) took more simulated at-bats Saturday, June 29, and could start a rehab assignment in the near future. Jeter has not run bases yet but has run arcs in the infield and has not reported any problems. Girardi said Jeter likely will need the full 20 days during his rehab assignment.

SS | Nick Franklin | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners INF Nick Franklin (neck) is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, June 29, because of a stiff neck. However, he is available off the bench.

SS | Carlos Triunfel | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have optioned INF Carlos Triunfel to Triple-A Tacoma.

SS | Jose Iglesias | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have called up 3B Jonathan Diaz from Triple-A Pawtucket. In a corresponding move, RP Clayton Mortensen was designated for assignment.

SS | Sean Rodriguez | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria (foot) left the game early due to irritation of the plantar fasciitis issue in his foot.

SS | Ruben Tejada | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada (quadriceps) went 1-for-2 with an RBI in a partial game in the Gulf Coast League Friday, June 28, his first rehab outing.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) had three hits in six simulated at-bats Sunday, June 30, at the team's minor league complex in Tampa, Fla., manager Joe Girardi said.

3B | Nolan Arenado | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 3B Nolan Arenado (ankle) was hit on the left ankle by a pitch Sunday, June 30, against the San Francisco Giants. He was limping after the HBP, but he remained in the game.

3B | Mark DeRosa | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Mark DeRosa (neck) was not available to start Sunday, June 30, against the Boston Red Sox after feeling discomfort in his neck during batting practice.

3B | Evan Longoria | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays will give 3B Evan Longoria (foot) a few days off to see if his foot improves enough to keep him off the 15-day disabled list. Longoria said his foot was feeling better Saturday, June 29, and did not need any crutches.

3B | Brent Morel | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox have optioned 3B Brent Morel and P Brian Omogrosso to Triple-A Charlotte.

3B | Alex Liddi | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners designated 3B Alex Liddi for assignment Friday, June 28.

3B | Jeff Baker | Texas Rangers | Injury
Texas Rangers INF Jeff Baker (thumb) was eligible to come off the disabled list on Friday, June 28, but manager Ron Washington said Baker is "not there yet."

3B | Eric Chavez | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks activated 3B Eric Chavez (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 28, and designated OF Eric Hinske for assignment in a corresponding move.

3B | Josh Harrison | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled 3B Josh Harrison from the minors Friday, June 28.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Yankees are looking to add a third baseman in a trade because 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) is not close to returning at this point. Chicago White Sox 3B Jeff Keppinger and Philadelphia Phillies 3B Michael Young could be options if they become available. Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez likely would not be an option because he is due $25 million through the 2014 season.


Catcher

C | Evan Gattis | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis (oblique) hopes to resume baseball activities Tuesday, July 2.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey smacked a solo home run Sunday, June 30, against the Colorado Rockies, and he has now reached base safely in 48 consecutive games against the Rockies.

C | Ryan Hanigan | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds C Ryan Hanigan (ankle) missed his fifth straight day of action Sunday, June 30, due to a sore left ankle. There is a chance Hanigan might return Monday, July 1, against the San Francisco Giants. "He had a little hop in his step yesterday," manager Dusty Baker said. "Before, he had a little hitch in his step. It looks like he is walking normal. It doesn't mean he's 100 percent. We've just got to make it through the break. I've just got to watch him. There's a difference between being hurt and being injured."

C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (hand) did not start Sunday, June 30, out of the lineup for an eighth consecutive game. He is still not ready to catch nine innings due to an injury on his left palm, but the team is hopeful he'll be able to avoid a stint on the 15-day disabled list.

C | Ramon Hernandez | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Free Agents
The Toronto Blue Jays have signed free-agent C Ramon Hernandez (Dodgers) and have assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

C | Ryan Doumit | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C/OF Ryan Doumit (ankle) and OF Josh Willingham (knee) are not in the lineup against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, June 29, but both players are available off the bench, according to manager Ron Gardenhire.

C | Derek Norris | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris is starting against the St. Louis Cardinals Saturday, June 29, because C John Jaso (hand) is still not ready to return to action.

C | Guillermo Quiroz | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt and 2B Marco Scutaro are not in the starting lineup against the Colorado Rockies Saturday, June 29. C Guillermo Quiroz will start behind the plate, with SP Matt Cain on the mound.

C | Hank Conger | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Hank Conger has seen more playing time lately, which is a combination of the struggles of C Chris Iannetta and Conger's overall improved play offensively and defensively.

C | Steve Clevenger | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs activated C Steve Clevenger (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 28, and he was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos (hamstring) caught three innings in the Gulf Coast League Friday, June 28, and could move to a higher minor league level in the next few days. Ramos could return from the disabled list late next week.

C | Tony Sanchez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned C Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, June 28.


Outfielder

OF | Jordan Schafer | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) still felt tenderness in his right ankle Sunday, June 30, four days after fouling a ball off of it.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (hand) missed his fifth straight game Sunday, June 30, against the San Francisco Giants due to a sore right hand. Manager Walt Weiss said Fowler showed improvement, and might be ready to return to the lineup Tuesday, July 2.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer singled in the eighth inning Sunday, June 30, against the San Francisco Giants, extending his hitting streak to 27 games. The streak is the longest in franchise history and the majors this season. He has reached base safely in a franchise-record 45 consecutive games.

OF | Brian Bogusevic | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum indicated Sunday, June 30, that OF Brian Bogusevic will get a majority of the starts in center field with OFs David DeJesus (shoulder) and Ryan Sweeney (rib) sidelined.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Coco Crisp (back) left the game Sunday, June 30, against the St. Louis Cardinals due to back spasms.

OF | Julio Borbon | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs OF Ryan Sweeney (rib) sustained a fractured left rib after running into the outfield wall Saturday, June 29, in a game against the Seattle Mariners. He will not be allowed to do baseball activities for four to six weeks and will be placed on the disabled list Tuesday, July 2.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list because X-rays showed a non-displaced fracture of a bone just below his right wrist. He is expected to miss at least two weeks.

OF | Michael Bourn | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians have placed OF Michael Bourn on the three-day paternity list. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Nick Hagadone from Triple-A Columbus.

OF | Justin Maxwell | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction
The Houston Astros have placed OF Justin Maxwell (concussion) on the seven-day disabled list because of concussion-related symptoms. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Mike Trout (hamstring) is not in the starting lineup Sunday, June 30, because he is dealing with a minor hamstring injury.

OF | Nolan Reimold | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Nolan Reimold (hamstring) was scheduled to play in a rehab game for Double-A Bowie Saturday, June 29, and likely will play in another one Sunday, June 30. Reimold could rejoin the team as soon as Tuesday, July 2.

OF | Alfredo Silverio | Miami Marlins | Injury
Miami Marlins OF Alfredo Silverio (elbow) underwent Tommy John surgery Wednesday, June 26, for the second time in 14 months. The team may return Silverio to the Los Angeles Dodgers since he was a Rule 5 draft choice.

OF | Michael Saunders | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Michael Saunders (finger) likely will not be in the starting lineup for a few days because he was spiked in the middle finger Friday, June 28. He is expected to be available to pinch hit.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun (thumb) is scheduled to start swinging a bat Tuesday, July 2.

OF | Travis Snider | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (foot) left the game against the Milwaukee Brewers Friday, June 28, after the sixth inning, because of a bruised right foot.

OF | Torii Hunter | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter is not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Rays Saturday, June 29.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
The Miami Marlins continue to rebuff other teams checking in on the availability of OF Giancarlo Stanton.

OF | Caleb Gindl | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers optioned OF Caleb Gindl to Triple-A Nashville Friday, June 28.

OF | Jonny Gomes | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jonny Gomes came up with the bases loaded, game-winning single, Friday, June 28, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He is now batting .321 (9-for-28) with runners in scoring position (RISP), while batting just .217 overall.

OF | Tyler Colvin | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (wrist) was scratched from the lineup Friday, June 28, against the San Francisco Giants due to his nagging right wrist injury. OF Tyler Colvin drew the start in his stead.

OF | Hunter Renfroe | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres have yet to sign OF Hunter Renfroe, their first-round pick out of Mississippi State. He is the team's only unsigned 2013 draft pick among their top 19 selections. The team signed OF Jordan Paroubeck and P Jace Chancellor Friday, June 28.

OF | David Lough | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF David Lough entered the game hitting .301 Friday, June 28, and he's playing well enough to warrant regular playing time. Lough is starting for the 25th time in the last 32 games Friday. "I'm feeling confident that I (belong) up here and can play every day -- and prove that I can (do that). I feel good," he said.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) will start a minor league rehab assignment Sunday, June 30. He's expected to need only four rehab outings before returning.

OF | Scott Van Slyke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated OF Scott Van Slyke (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 28, and designated INF Luis Cruz for assignment in a corresponding move.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers former hitting coach Jeff Pentland is confident OF Matt Kemp will rebound from his early season struggles at the plate. Kemp contacted Pentland earlier this month, and the two worked together for an eight-day span. Pentland was the hitting coach with the Dodgers when Kemp finished second in MVP voting in 2011. "The biggest thing I noticed he was dropping his hands," Pentland said. "He was to a point where he was pushing and scooping the ball. Off of that comes everything else. Sometimes one thing can create five or six problems and I think that's where he was at."

OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez (shoulder) is back in the lineup Friday, June 28.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is expected to be able to return from the 15-day disabled list when he is eligible. Until then, OF Rajai Davis will receive most of the playing time in left field.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI triple, a walk and two runs scored for Double-A Harrisburg Thursday, June 27. The team is hoping he can return from the disabled list Monday, July 1. "I'd like to see him go nine innings, probably take tomorrow off, then go back and play again (Saturday)," manager Davey Johnson said. "Just make sure that everything's going to stay calmed down."


Starting Pitcher

SP | Carlos Martinez | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Carlos Martinez has a 2.02 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 34 2/3 innings since he was sent down to start at Triple-A Memphis.

SP | Michael Pineda | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Michael Pineda (shoulder) struggled in his fourth minor-league rehab start Sunday, June 30, with Double-A Trenton. He allowed four runs, four hits and four walks with four strikeouts over three innings. "His velocity was fine," manager Joe Girardi said. "Just from the boxscore, it just looks like he didn't pitch well." One scout said Pineda's velocity reached 95 mpg, but the pitcher was "all over the place."

SP | Ross Ohlendorf | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Ohlendorf might be called upon for a spot start Wednesday, July 3, against the Milwaukee Brewers if SP Ross Detwiler (shoulder) cannot go.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said Sunday, June 30, that SP Ross Detwiler (back) is dealing with some back stiffness. Detwiler is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, July 1. If he cannot throw Monday, Johnson said Detwiler may be in danger of missing his scheduled start Wednesday, July 3.

SP | Dan Haren | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Dan Haren (shoulder) is encouraged after throwing from a mound Sunday, June 30, and he will throw a simulated game Wednesday, July 3. He'll then be re-evaluated, and he will throw another bullpen session a few days later.

SP | Madison Bumgarner | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner struck out five batters and walked just three in a win Sunday, June 30, against the Colorado Rockies. The Giants had lost six straight games, its longest skid since dropping seven in a row June 26 to July 1, 2010. Bumgarner is now 4-1 with a 2.18 ERA over his past five starts.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) will find the rehab process much longer this time around, as the team will be especially deliberate. He is battling a strained right latissimus muscle for the third time this season. "It's in the almost identical spot on the scan, over basically the scar tissue that had built up over that muscle," the team's head trainer said Sunday, June 30. "It's a small, tiny tear that was healing. He just picked that scab, basically."

SP | Kyle Kendrick | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Kyle Kendrick (head) left his start Sunday, June 30, against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a headache and possible concussion. Kendrick will be re-evaluated Monday, July 1.

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics have won 16 games in the month of April, 16 games in the month of May, and 16 games in the month of June following their victory Sunday, June 30, against the St. Louis Cardinals. SP Bartolo Colon leads the team with an 11-2 record and 2.79 ERA in 16 starts over 106 1/3 innings, posting 13 quality starts to this point.

SP | Jarrod Parker | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Jarrod Parker (hamstring) experienced some soreness after playing catch Sunday, June 30, according to manager Bob Melvin. He is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, July 2, but it is uncertain if he will be able to make his next start Thursday, July 4, against the Chicago Cubs. If he is unable to pitch, Dan Straily or Sonny Gray could be recalled from the minors to make a spot start.

SP | Jair Jurrjens | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have activated 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) from the 60-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, SP Jair Jurrjens has been designated for assignment.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have recalled SP Drew Pomeranz from Triple-A Colorado Springs. In a corresponding move, RP Rob Scahill was optioned to Colorado Springs.

SP | Henderson Alvarez | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) is expected to rejoin the club and move into the starting rotation this week. He tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings in his last rehab start for Double-A Jacksonville Friday, June 28.

SP | Josh Beckett | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers SP Josh Beckett (shoulder, neck) will undergo surgery to treat thoracic outlet syndrome July 8. The procedure will be performed by Dr. Greg Pearl in Dallas. Beckett will be sidelined for three to five months and is expected to be ready in time for spring training.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) has not received a cortisone shot but could receive some sort of injection Monday, July 1.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (neck, shoulder) is scheduled to throw from a distance of 75 feet Sunday, June 30.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa (thumb) left his start Saturday, June 29, because of a bruised left thumb. He is expects to make his next scheduled start.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said SP Cole Hamels' next start will be pushed back to Thursday, July 4, because the team wants to give Hamels a mental and physical break.

SP | Alex Colome | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction,
The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled 3B Ryan Roberts from Triple-A Durham. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Alex Colome to Triple-A Durham.

SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Tony Cingrani will replace SP Johnny Cueto (lat) in the starting rotation. Cingrani's first start is expected to be Wednesday, July 3.

SP | A.J. Burnett | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (calf) threw a 38-pitch bullpen session Friday, June 28, and did not report any problems. He is scheduled to throw a simulated game Tuesday, July 2, that will have him charge off the mound to field his position.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP James McDonald (shoulder) is scheduled to meet with a doctor Tuesday, July 2, to receive conformation of the diagnosis of the source of his shoulder pain that he received from the team's medical staff. McDonald plans to meet with Dr. James Andrews if the opinions differ.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment next week with Class A Cedar Rapids.

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (back, shoulder) will not make a rehab appearance for Double-A Northwest Arkansas Sunday, June 30, because he has developed soreness in his throwing shoulder, according to manager Ned Yost.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) threw a light bullpen session Saturday, June 29. He will see how his elbow responds before determining the next step.

SP | Carlos Zambrano | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies minor league SP Carlos Zambrano (arm) was removed from his start for Triple-A Lehigh Valley Friday, June 28, after pitching only two innings, because of "serious pain" in his right arm, according to general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. Zambrano is eligible to opt out of his contract Monday, July 1.

SP | Ricky Nolasco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
The New York Yankees are reportedly more interested in adding offensive help than pitching. They are not pursuing Miami Marlins SP Ricky Nolasco or any other pitcher.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) played catch with SP Kyle Kendrick Friday, June 28. He had been cleared by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, who performed the arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder last month, to begin doing long toss. There is still no timetable for Halladay's return.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (elbow) is pitching on two extra days of rest as the team tries to help him battle tendinitis in his elbow. Manager Terry Collins said there is a possibility of him being placed on the disabled list if his condition does not improve.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese (shoulder) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his injured shoulder Thursday, July 4. He will be able to start throwing again if the inflammation in his shoulder has gone down.

SP | Taylor Jordan | Washington Nationals | Transaction,
The Washington Nationals have purchased the contract of SP Taylor Jordan from Double-A Harrisburg and recalled P Erik Davis from Triple-A Syracuse. The team also optioned INF Jeff Kobernus to Triple-A Syracuse.

SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The Arizona Diamondbacks checked on the availability of Chicago Cubs SP Jeff Samardzija but the trade talks did not go far because the Cubs asked about SP Tyler Skaggs and P Archie Bradley.

SP | Tyler Thornburg | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction,
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled SP Tyler Thornburg from Triple-A Nashville Friday, June 28. He gives the team a fresh arm for the bullpen.

SP | Kevin Gausman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Kevin Gausman earned his first major league victory Friday, June 28, against the New York Yankees, working 4 1/3 innings of relief in his first career appearance out of the bullpen.

SP | Scott Baker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) will throw a second simulated game Saturday, June 29, in Arizona. He might be ready to join the team by the end of August, barring any setbacks.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is still a few weeks away from throwing off a mound. The best-case scenario for his return looks like sometime around mid-August.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Jeremy Guthrie (fingers) is dealing with bruised fingers on his right hand after tipping a line drive in his last outing, but he's expected to make his next start.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) threw a 50-pitch bullpen session on Friday, June 28. His next step hasn't yet been determined.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Colby Lewis (elbow) threw a bullpen session on Friday, June 28. He's targeting the end of July for his return to a major league mound. Manager Ron Washington said the right-hander has been throwing "softly" in his bullpen sessions, and they won't let him face live batters until he lets it go.

SP | Jon Garland | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Colorado Rockies released SP Jon Garland Friday, June 28, and SP Jeff Francis accepted his assignment to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (neck) will make a rehab start for Single-A Rancho Cucamonga Sunday, June 30.

SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova will receive another start next week against the Minnesota Twins, according to manager Joe Girardi. The team is playing 20 games in the next 20 days, and Girardi would prefer that his current starters receive an extra day of rests. Also, Nova's last start against the Tampa Bay Rays earned him another start.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (concussion) returned to the field to do some light work Friday, June 28.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (triceps) said he will come off the disabled list and start against the Houston Astros Tuesday, July 2.

SP | Jon Lester | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Jon Lester (hip) is on track to make his next start, according to manager John Farrell.

SP | Eric Surkamp | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction,
The San Francisco Giants activated SP Eric Surkamp (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list Friday, June 28, and optioned him to Triple-A Fresno. Surkamp will start for Grizzlies Monday, July 1.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Houston Astros continue to discuss trades involving SP Bud Norris and RP Jose Veras.

SP | Trevor Bauer | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians will option SP Trevor Bauer back to the minors after his start in the first game of a doubleheader Friday, June 28. P Matt Langwell will be recalled in a corresponding move.

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia has been moved up to start against the Baltimore Orioles Friday, June 28, with SP David Phelps being scratched. It's unknown if Phelps will start Saturday, June 29.

SP | Burch Smith | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres recalled P Burch Smith from the minors Friday, June 28, and optioned RP Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson in a corresponding move.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
The San Francisco Giants would prefer to trade for a starter they can control for multiple years, although they have interest in Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza, who will be a free agent after this season.

SP | Hiram Burgos | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Transaction,
The Milwaukee Brewers activated SP Hiram Burgos (shoulder) from the disabled list Friday, June 28, and optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Joakim Soria | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria (elbow) worked a perfect inning Sunday, June 30, in his latest rehab appearance with Triple-A Round Rock. He threw eight of his 11 pitches for strikes, and he has allowed just one baserunner in five rehab innings.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury,
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (leg) allowed one run and two hits with a strikeout in a 15-pitch inning Sunday, June 30, in a minor-league appearance for Class A San Jose.

RP | Edgmer Escalona | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RP Edgmer Escalona (elbow) threw 1 1/3 innings during a rehab assignment for Triple-A Colorado Springs Friday, June 28. He could be activated from the disabled list Sunday, June 30.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) was scheduled to begin a throwing program Friday, June 28, but did not because he has some tenderness in his elbow. Pitching coach Bryan Price said Broxton will not start throwing until he is pain free.

RP | Sean Marshall | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) threw 20 pitches at less than full strength Saturday, June 29. Marshall will throw several more bullpen sessions before he is fully recovered.

RP | Peter Moylan | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers have optioned RP Peter Moylan to Triple-A Albuquerque.

RP | Logan Ondrusek | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Cincinnati Reds have placed SP Johnny Cueto (lat) on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat muscle injury. In a corresponding move, the team recalled RP Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Louisville.

RP | Brandon Gomes | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brandon Gomes (lat) will be re-evaluated Saturday, June 29, after suffering an apparent setback in his recovery from a strained right lat.

RP | Mike Adams | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies RP Mike Adams (shoulder) decided to have PRP injection treatment and rehab instead of undergoing surgery because it gave him "two chances, instead of one" to pitch again. Adams hopes to be completely healthy by the beginning of spring training.

RP | Chad Gaudin | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants P Chad Gaudin (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, June 29. He expects to be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible to return Saturday, July 6.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks have activated CL J.J. Putz (elbow) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Zeke Spruill was optioned to Triple-A Reno.

RP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
Teams that have checked in about the availability of Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins have said the Twins are not interested in trading him.

RP | Koji Uehara | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Koji Uehara notched his third save in three days Friday, June 28, against the Toronto Blue Jays.

RP | Zach Putnam | Chicago Cubs | Injury,
The Chicago Cubs transferred P Zach Putnam (elbow) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list Friday, June 28.

RP | Junichi Tazawa | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell isn't ruling out using RP Koji Uehara for the third straight day Friday, June 28. If he's not available, the team will go with the best matchup in a save situation.

RP | Jose Veras | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said RP Jose Cisnero can be trusted to pitch in pressure situations in the bullpen.

RP | Daniel Bard | Boston Red Sox | Injury,
Boston Red Sox RP Daniel Bard (abdominal) has recovered from an abdominal strain and could pitch in a game soon. He hadn't pitched for Double-A Portland since May 15.

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies activated RP Rafael Betancourt (groin) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 28, and optioned SP Juan Nicasio to Triple-A Colorado Springs in a corresponding move.

RP | Josh Kinney | Seattle Mariners | Transaction,
The Seattle Mariners outrighted RP Josh Kinney to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, June 28. Kinney has the right to reject the outright assignment and become a free agent.

RP | Bruce Rondon | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers recalled RP Bruce Rondon from the minors Friday, June 28.

RP | George Sherrill | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Kansas City Royals released RP George Sherrill Friday, June 28.

RP | Evan Reed | Detroit Tigers | Transaction,
The Detroit Tigers optioned RP Evan Reed to Triple-A Toledo Friday, June 28.

RP | Mark Prior | free agent | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have released RP Mark Prior.

RP | T.J. McFarland | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP T.J. McFarland will receive the starting nod over SP Kevin Gausman against the New York Yankees Friday, June 28. It will be McFarland's first major league start. Gausman will be available out of the bullpen.

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