Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 18, 2013 @ 10:28:57 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Freddie Freeman | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman (thumb) was cleared to take dry swings and hit off a tee Thursday, July 18. If it responds well, he hopes to play this weekend.


Second Baseman

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said 2B Robinson Cano (quadriceps) is considered day-to-day after suffering a quadriceps contusion during the 2013 All-Star Game.


Shortstop

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said the team has not decided if SS Derek Jeter (quadriceps) will be placed on the 15-day disabled list at this point.


Third Baseman

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees inquired about San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley, and they were told there wasn't a deal to be made, according to people familiar with the brief discussion. The Padres are willing to listen to offers for any of their players, but Headley appears to be close as possible to an untouchable player without actually being one. In other words, the Padres would have to be absolutely bowled over, perhaps a top prospect or two, to consider a deal for Headley.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) said he expects to return to the team Monday, July 22.


Catcher

C | Evan Gattis | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves are optimistic that OFs Jason Heyward (hamstring) and Justin Upton (calf) will be back in the lineup Friday, July 18.


Outfielder

OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves are optimistic that OFs Jason Heyward (hamstring) and Justin Upton (calf) will be back in the lineup Friday, July 18.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) and RP Sergio Santos (shoulder) will go to Triple-A Buffalo to continue rehab assignments Thursday, July 18.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran said he wants to play three more years after this season.

OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have been "extremely disappointed" by the offers they have received for OF Alex Rios, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden. Bowden believes that offers will improve as the non-waiver trade deadline draws nearer.

OF | Michael Cuddyer | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer could be dealt by the non-waiver trade deadline, but the team would have to be "blown away" by an offer, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) will continue his rehab for Triple-A Memphis with a start Saturday, July 20.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jorge De La Rosa will start Friday, July 19, against the Chicago Cubs, opening the second half. SP Tyler Chatwood will start Saturday, July 20, and then SP Jhoulys Chacin will start Sunday, July 21.

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Fantasy
The New York Yankees are trying to peddle SP Phil Hughes, RP Joba Chamberlain and C J.R. Murphy, a prospect, in order to upgrade their offense, but they haven't had any luck so far, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden. Bowden believes the Minnesota Twins would have no interest in those players for 1B Justin Morneau, who is available to trade.

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy,
The Toronto Blue Jays are not expected to look to trade SP Josh Johnson before the trade deadline.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Matt Garza has about an 80 percent chance of being traded before his next start, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden. The Texas Rangers, Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks are still involved, with the Diamondbacks being "dark horses." Bowden is under the impression that Arizona's odds of landing Garza would increase if they were willing to include SP David Holmberg in the deal.

SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Draft, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller is expected to continue to be the subject of questions of concern about his workload in the second half.

SP | Taijuan Walker | Seattle Mariners | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Joe Saunders is a good possibility to be traded by the non-waiver trade deadline because the club may want to use the final two-plus months of the season to audition SPs Taijuan Walker and James Paxton, according to The Seattle Times' Geoff Baker.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) is on the DL, but his health is being monitored by the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden.

RP | Glen Perkins | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins has been the subject of trade inquiries from the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Atlanta Braves, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden.

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RPs Rafael Betancourt and Matt Belisle are available for trade, according to ESPN and MLB Network Radio's Jim Bowden.

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