Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 29, 2013 @ 09:14:57 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles are believed to have an interest in Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau, if he is available before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) has a torn left plantar fascia and will miss a "significant amount of time," according to manager Mike Scioscia. He's likely out for the remainder of the season. Pujols may not require surgery, as the surgery would cut the plantar fascia to release the pressure. However, he's still unlikely to return this year.

1B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays DH Edwin Encarnacion homered twice in the same inning Friday, July 26, against the Houston Astros. His first homer was a solo shot against RP Paul Clemens and the second one was a grand slam against RP Hector Ambriz. Encarnacion became the first Blue Jay to accomplish the feat since Joe Carter Oct. 2, 1993, against the Baltimore Orioles.

1B | Garrett Jones | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates may be interested in trading for Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau and sliding 1B Garrett Jones back to right field. The Pirates have asked about Morneau already.


Second Baseman

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies are telling teams 2B Chase Utley is unavailable. The two sides are working on an extension.

2B | Howie Kendrick | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Howie Kendrick, SS Erick Aybar and RP Scott Downs are among the Angels available for trade.

2B | Omar Infante | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Following an ankle exam Friday, July 26, there has been no change to the status of Detroit Tigers 2B Omar Infante (ankle). He will continue resting and rehabbing for the time being and is not expected to resume baseball activities for one or two weeks.

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (quadriceps) left the game against the Toronto Blue Jays Saturday, July 27, due to tightness in his left quadriceps.

2B | Jayson Nix | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Jayson Nix (hamstring) had a hit and RBI in four at-bats in his latest minor-league rehab game Friday, July 26, for Class A Tampa.

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hamstring) was lifted from the game Friday, July 26, against the San Diego Padres due to a tight right hamstring. The move was for precautionary reasons.

2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 2B Justin Turner (leg) suffered a charley horse in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Washington Nationals Friday, July 26. He was injured in the first inning during a collision with teammate OF Andrew Brown. He stayed in the game initially, but was lifted in the seventh inning.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (wrist) is back in the lineup Friday, July 26.


Shortstop

SS | Ronny Cedeno | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
Houston Astros SS Ronny Cedeno was granted unconditional-release waivers by the team Sunday, July 28, leaving him free to sign with another team.

SS | Jean Segura | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura (forearm) was not in the lineup Sunday, July 28, against the Colorado Rockies, just one day after being hit on the right forearm by a pitch. Manager Ron Roenicke said Segura is fine, and he had been looking for a time to give Segura a day off, so the All-Star's absence was considered a rest day. No x-rays were taken on Segura's arm. SS Jeff Bianchi started at shortstop Sunday in Segura's stead.

SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins said he won't waive his no-trade clause if asked.

SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have discussed sending SP Jake Peavy and SS Alexei Ramirez to the St. Louis Cardinals for SP Carlos Martinez, 2B Kolten Wong and SP Joe Kelly.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (quadriceps) had eight at-bats in a simulated game in Staten Island Saturday, July 27. He will be activated Sunday, July 28, if he feels good, according to manager Joe Girardi.

SS | Joaquin Arias | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction,
The San Francisco Giants activated INF Joaquin Arias (appendix) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 26, and optioned P Jake Dunning to Triple-A Fresno in a corresponding move.

SS | Brandon Wood | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Baltimore Orioles released SS Brandon Wood Friday, July 26.

SS | Chris Valaika | Miami Marlins | Transaction
Miami Marlins SS Chris Valaika cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, July 25.


Third Baseman

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks, who has been at Triple-A Pawtucket for the last month, told media he would prefer not to be dealt and he would like to stay in Boston. "I've been with them since I was 18. Everyone in this organization means a lot to me. I'd love to stay here and play my career here," Middlebrooks said.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre went 19 games without a strikeout before whiffing Saturday, July 27. He fell two games short of a club record held by former OF Frank Catalanotto.

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (hip) was in the lineup Sunday, July 28, against the Philadelphia Phillies. In the game Saturday, July 27, he left early as a precaution with the score out of hand. In the game Sunday, he left early after being ejected for arguing balls and strikes. Manager Jim Leyland also was ejected.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, Major League Baseball allegedly has hundreds of e-mails, text messages and phone records that show New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez engaged in performance-enhancing drug use in 2010, 2011 and 2012, and possibly longer. They also have evidence that he impeded MLB's investigation. Commissioner Bud Selig has offered Rodriguez a suspension for the rest of 2013 and all of 2014 to avoid a lifetime ban. If Rodriguez accepts the suspension, he could be forced to retire and would then be placed on baseball's permanently unable to play list. There would be negotiations among A-Rod, the Yankees and both sides' insurance companies over a settlement that would pay him the balance of his contract.

3B | Mark DeRosa | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays INF Mark DeRosa hit his 100th career home run against the Houston Astros Saturday, July 27.

3B | Michael Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles are looking at a trade for Philadelphia Phillies 3B Michael Young, although with Manny Machado at third base it is not known where Young would play in the lineup. Young could serve as a designated hitter.


Catcher

C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer will return from the restricted list Tuesday, July 30, for the game against the Kansas City Royals. The team optioned C Drew Butera to Triple-A Rochester to make room on the 25-man roster.

C | Mike McKenry | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Mike McKenry (knee) went 4-for-5 with a double and two RBIs against the Miami Marlins Saturday, July 27, but tweaked his left knee while grounding out during a ninth-inning at-bat. "It's all right," he said after the game. "It's just kind of stuck."

C | Russell Martin | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates C Russell Martin (knee) tweaked his left knee Friday, July 26, against the Miami Marlins, and manager Clint Hurdle said he is unsure of Martin's immediate availability.

C | Humberto Quintero | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners will sign free-agent C Humberto Quintero (Phillies) to take the roster spot of C Mike Zunino (hand).

C | Mike Zunino | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners placed C Mike Zunino (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured hamate bone in his left hand Friday, July 26. Zunino will have surgery on his hand and miss six weeks.

C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (back) is out of the lineup for the fourth straight day Friday, July 26, and C Wil Nieves is replacing him behind the plate. Montero is dealing with back inflammation.


Outfielder

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (illness) is expected back in the lineup Tuesday, July 30.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) did not play Sunday, July 28, against the Milwaukee Brewers. His finger is still sore, but it was reportedly a bit better. The team said the 15-day disabled list has been ruled out, and a cortisone shot would not help.

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Shin-Soo Choo (rest) was held out of the starting lineup Sunday, July 28, against the Los Angeles Dodgers despite a Korea Day promotion at Dodger Stadium. "I hate to give it to him on Korea Day," manager Dusty Baker said. "If I had to choose between yesterday and today, everybody would have hung me yesterday. It might get me in hot water today."

OF | Jason Kubel | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Jason Kubel (back) was scratched from the lineup Sunday, July 28, against the San Diego Padres due to a stiff back. OF A.J. Pollock made the start in center field, and OF Adam Eaton slid over to left field as a result.

OF | Norichika Aoki | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Norichika Aoki hit the 100th home run of his career Sunday, July 28, against the Colorado Rockies. That total includes 84 homers from when he was in Japan. Three of his 16 homers in the majors have come against Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin.

OF | L.J. Hoes | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled OF L.J. Hoes from Triple-A Norfolk. In a corresponding move, RP Jairo Asencio has been designated for assignment.

OF | Travis Snider | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed OF Travis Snider (toe) on the 15-day disabled list because of discomfort in his left big toe. In a corresponding move, C Tony Sanchez has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis.

OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (groin) was not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, July 28, due to tightness in his left groin. He suffered the injury Saturday, July 27, and was held out of Sunday's game as a precautionary measure.

OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made several adjustments to his batting order Saturday, July 27, against the St. Louis Cardinals. OF Jason Heyward hit leadoff for the second time this season, OF Justin Upton hit second for the first time and SS Andrelton Simmons batted eighth.

OF | Denard Span | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Denard Span snapped a homerless streak of 426 plate appearances Saturday, July 27, against the New York Mets. It was his first home run since Oct. 2, 2012, when he played for the Minnesota Twins.

OF | Kole Calhoun | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Breaking, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have placed 1B Albert Pujols (foot) on the 15-day disabled list with a partial tear of the plantar fascia in his left foot. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Kole Calhoun from Triple-A Salt Lake.

OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have four players on their trade list, including OF Alex Rios, SP Jake Peavy, SS Alexei Ramirez and RP Matt Lindstrom.

OF | Torii Hunter | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Torii Hunter (Achilles') is back in the starting lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, July 27. A decision has not yet been made regarding whether or not 3B Miguel Cabrera (hip) will play.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) returned to the lineup Saturday, July 27.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (hamstring) was activated from the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Mike Trout | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) aggravated his left foot injury Friday, July 26, and he will be evaluated. He could land on the disabled list. He has been playing through plantar fasciitis all season. If he tore the tendon, he could miss the remainder of the season. OF Mike Trout was shifted from second to third in the order, and he'll remain there while Pujols is out.

OF | Eric Young Jr. | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Eric Young Jr. (knee) returned to the starting lineup Saturday, July 27, against the Washington Nationals.

OF | Will Venable | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres OFs Kyle Blanks and Will Venable, along with INF Logan Forsythe, have drawn interest from other teams in trade talks.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios appears to be the No. 1 target on the Texas Rangers' wish list but talks between the two sides are reportedly "not close." The Rangers are expected to wait and see if other big-name hitters become available via trade, such as Colorado Rockies OF Michael Cuddyer, Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence or Toronto Blue Jays OF Jose Bautista. Texas has also shown interest in Miami Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano, New York Mets OF Marlon Byrd and San Diego Padres OF Chris Denorfia.

OF | Mark Trumbo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) aggravated his left foot injury on a ninth-inning single Friday, July 26, against the Oakland Athletics. He will be re-evaluated by a doctor Saturday, June 27, and is in jeopardy of landing on the disabled list. "It's more sore than anything he's dealt with all season," manager Mike Scioscia said. "We'll get some direction from the doctor and see where he is."

OF | Alfonso Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano was hitless in five at-bats with an RBI and a run scored Friday, July 26, against the Tampa Bay Rays in his debut. He served as the cleanup hitter while starting in left field to begin his second tour with the team.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (finger) was hitless in three at-bats with an RBI Friday, July 26, in a minor-league rehab game with Class A Tampa.

OF | Wilkin Ramirez | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Wilkin Ramirez (concussion) passed his latest round of concussion testing Friday, July 26, and he will begin a 20-day minor-league rehab assignment Monday, July 29, with the Gulf Coast League Twins.

OF | Darin Mastroianni | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Darin Mastroianni (ankle) is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab stint Saturday, July 27, with the Gulf Coast League Twins. He will serve as the designated hitter and play five innings, take Sunday, July 28, off, and then play again Monday, July 29.

OF | Kirk Nieuwenhuis | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets optioned OF Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, July 26.

OF | J.D. Martinez | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros placed OF J.D. Martinez (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 26, due to a sprained left wrist. OF Robbie Grossman was recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City in the corresponding move.

OF | Shane Robinson | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson has earned more playing time with his play recently, but manager Mike Matheny has stopped short of saying Robinson is in a platoon arrangement with OF Jon Jay in center field.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) and C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) each played a full game in the Gulf Coast League Friday, July 26. Duda went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts and d'Arnaud went 1-for-4.

OF | Thomas Neal | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees optioned OF Thomas Neal to the minors Friday, July 26, to make room on the roster for OF Alfonso Soriano.

OF | Eugenio Velez | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction
The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent OF Eugenio Velez (Blue Jays) to a minor league deal Friday, July 26, and assigned him to Triple-A Nashville.

OF | Juan Lagares | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said OF Juan Lagares has earned the right to start every day.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) is closer to a rehab assignment than RP Sean Burnett (elbow), and both pitchers continue to throw bullpen sessions. OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) is hoping to be cleared to swing a bat Saturday, July 27.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Chris Sale | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have made SP Chris Sale untouchable in trade talks.

SP | Ervin Santana | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals are unlikely to trade SP Ervin Santana after they've won six straight games to get back to .500.

SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles are willing to trade SP Dylan Bundy (elbow), who recently underwent Tommy John surgery, for the right return.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies have told other teams SP Cliff Lee is not one of the players being offered in trade at the deadline.

SP | Nick Tepesch | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (elbow) remains limited in his throwing and he has not yet started to throw from a mound.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) is ready to begin pitching in minor-league rehab games, and he will work two innings Wednesday, July 31, for either Double-A Frisco or Triple-A Round Rock. He is also scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, July 29.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
There is no trade imminent for Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy. However, the veteran pitcher has five suitcases packed, and a trade seems likely. A number of teams have been linked to Peavy, including the Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers and St. Louis Cardinals. The Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers are also in the mix. "It's sad to think that this is probably my last day here," Peavy said Sunday, July 28. "We all realize the reality of the situation and I am prepared with that to happen soon."

SP | Kevin Correia | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Kevin Correia has struggled since May 1, posting an abysmal 5.60 ERA with 17 home runs allowed over 15 starts. He has managed to hit seven innings just once during the span after going seven or more innings in each of his five April starts.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Mike Pelfrey (elbow) has a 3.35 ERA since June 1, and he has lasted at least six innings in six of his past seven starts. His shortest outing during the span was 5 2/3 innings. June 1 marked the 13th month since Pelfrey had Tommy John surgery, and his elbow finally appears back to normal. Over the past two months, his fastball has consistently clocked at 93-94 mph.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers have listened to offers for SPs Yovani Gallardo and Kyle Lohse. Gallardo hasn't pitched well lately, so interest has faded, and the team reportedly has a high asking price for Lohse, so there is no certainty he will be moved.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (thigh) was able to make his scheduled start Sunday, July 28, against the Milwaukee Brewers. He allowed three earned runs on eight hits over seven innings in the no-decision. Chacin failed to notch his 10th victory, but he has lasted seven or more innings in seven starts this season. He is an innings eater, helping fantasy owners in all formats despite pitching in a hitter-friendly park.

SP | Erik Bedard | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Erik Bedard has turned in recent strong outings, and he has drawn interest from teams heading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, according to sources.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) said he experienced some pain in his forearm after throwing Saturday, July 27, but felt better Sunday, July 28. He hopes to throw again Monday, July 29.

SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds have recalled SP Tony Cingrani from the AZL Reds. In a corresponding move, P Greg Reynolds has been designated for assignment.

SP | Jeff Francis | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have recalled P Jeff Francis from Triple-A Colorado Springs. He is expected to pitch in middle relief. In a corresponding move, SP Collin McHugh was optioned to Colorado Springs.

SP | Billy Buckner | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim P Billy Buckner has cleared waivers and accepted an assignment to Triple-A Salt Lake.

SP | Rich Harden | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins have released P Rich Harden.

SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned SP Tyler Skaggs to Triple-A Reno. He struggled with his control in his start against the San Diego Padres Saturday, July 27, allowing seven runs on three hits over 3 2/3 innings, with five walks and five strikeouts.

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SP Josh Tomlin (elbow) tossed a scoreless inning in a rehab start for the organization's rookie league team in Arizona Friday, July 26.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will make his next rehab start this week for Double-A Richmond.

SP | Marco Estrada | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada (back, hamstring) threw a bullpen session Friday, July 26, and will make a minor league rehab start Monday, July 29.

SP | Kevin Slowey | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins have placed SP Kevin Slowey (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list because of tightness in his right forearm. In a corresponding move, P Steven Ames has been called up from Triple-A New Orleans.

SP | Dan Haren | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Dan Haren (5-11) allowed one run on three hits over seven innings in a victory over the New York Mets Saturday, July 27, with one walk and six strikeouts. It was his longest outing since May 30, and his first victory since May 9. Haren had gone 0-8 with a 6.18 ERA in 11 starts since his last win.

SP | Chris Archer | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer threw a two-hit shutout against the New York Yankees Saturday, July 27, with no walks and six strikeouts. It was his second shutout in his last three starts.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said SP Matt Harvey probably will make around 10 more starts before he is shut down.

SP | Jeff Samardzija | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs are listening to offers for SP Jeff Samardzija. The asking price is very high.

SP | Brandon Maurer | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have recalled SP Brandon Maurer from Triple-A Tacoma. In a corresponding move, SP Hector Noesi has been optioned to Tacoma.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) will throw a bullpen session Saturday, July 27. If all goes well, his next step will probably be to throw a simulated game.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will start against the Colorado Rockies Monday, July 29. He is taking the spot in the rotation that had been previously filled by SP Tim Hudson (ankle).

SP | CC Sabathia | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP CC Sabathia (9-9) allowed seven runs on nine hits over five innings in a loss to the Tampa Bay Rays Friday, July 26, with three walks and six strikeouts. He joined Chien-Ming Wang as the only Yankee pitchers since 1935 to allow seven or more runs in three consecutive starts.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (finger, concussion) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Saturday, July 27, in Port Charlotte, Fla.

SP | Jorge De La Rosa | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies Ps Matt Belisle, Rafael Betancourt and Jorge De La Rosa could possibly become free agents after this season, so there is speculation leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline that they could be dealt if the team become sellers at the deadline.

SP | John Gast | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury,
St. Louis Cardinals P John Gast (shoulder) had a muscle in his left shoulder reattached during surgery Friday, July 26, and he's expected to be out for eight to 12 months.

SP | Trevor Cahill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Trevor Cahill (hip) allowed only one hit and struck out nine in five innings in the Arizona League Thursday, July 25, and he thinks he'll make his next start for Triple-A Reno.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Franklin Morales (pectoral) will pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket Monday, July 29.

SP | Jenrry Mejia | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia will stay in the starting rotation and give the team a six-man rotation so that they can limit the innings of SPs Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler.

SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies placed SP Drew Pomeranz (biceps) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 26, and recalled OF Corey Dickerson from the minors in a corresponding move. SP Collin McHugh is expected to be brought up this weekend to take Pomeranz's place in the rotation.

SP | Garrett Richards | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Garrett Richards will enter the rotation with SP Joe Blanton being moved to the bullpen. Richards will make the start against the Oakland Athletics Saturday, July 27. Blanton has 13 losses and an ERA of 5.66 in 20 starts this year, and he leads the majors in hits allowed 157 and homers allowed (24).

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Houston Astros are asking for a lot in exchange for SP Bud Norris. Three clubs that have inquired about Norris said the Astros want two elite prospects in return. "We weren't in the same street, the same neighborhood, the same town or the same ZIP code. I'm not going to say we needed a passport, but you could say we were definitely a few states apart," one executive said.

SP | Jason Marquis | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Jason Marquis (elbow), who will undergo Tommy John surgery, plans to continue his career and pitch again. "I think, as of right now, he plans on pitching again," manager Bud Black said of the 34-year-old Marquis, who has been in the big leagues since 2000. "I think he wants to come back and compete." Marquis could have surgery as soon as next week.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Jose Veras | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Updating an immediate report, Detroit Tigers president Dave Dombrowski said RP Jose Veras will supplement the roles of RPs Joaquin Benoit and Drew Smyly.

RP | Joe Nathan | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers have discussed the possibility of trading RP Joe Nathan, with a number of teams looking for bullpen help leading up to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

RP | Jim Henderson | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Some teams have shown an interest in Milwaukee Brewers RP Jim Henderson, but as of Sunday, July 28, the team is still saying Henderson will not be moved prior to the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

RP | Mike Gonzalez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers have listed to offers for RP Mike Gonzalez, and he could be moved before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

RP | John Axford | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers and Los Angeles Dodgers are looking to bolster their bullpens, and Milwaukee Brewers RP John Axford could be a target. The Tigers and Dodgers have both heavily scouted the Brewers, and the Brewers had scouts following the Dodgers' minor-league teams in recent days. Axford's $5 million salary has scared off some teams, but likely wouldn't be a problem for the Dodgers, and might not be for the Tigers, either.

RP | Wesley Wright | Houston Astros | Transaction,
The Houston Astros have reportedly been trying to sell teams on RP Jose Veras, and have also listened to offers for RP Wesley Wright.

RP | Chad Bettis | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies need a fifth starter for the game Thursday, Aug. 1, against the Atlanta Braves, and it is likely RP Chad Bettis is summoned from Triple-A Colorado Springs to make the start barring any trades before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

RP | Guillermo Moscoso | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants have added P Guillermo Moscoso to the 25-man active roster. In a corresponding move, P Yusmeiro Petit has been designated for assignment.

RP | Tanner Scheppers | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Tanner Scheppers (face) sustained facial cuts and bruises Thursday, July 25, after being assaulted while walking on a street in Cleveland. He said that he is available to pitch, although he has not appeared in any games since the incident.

RP | Mitchell Boggs | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RP Mitchell Boggs was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs to make room on the 25-man roster for SP Collin McHugh.

RP | Joakim Soria | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers may deal CL Joe Nathan before the deadline, mainly because the team believes it has a deep enough bullpen to withstand the hit the club would take by trading Nathan. RP Joakim Soria, who closed for the Kansas City Royals, could take over if Nathan is dealt, and the club gets RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) back from Tommy John surgery in about one month.

RP | Jeurys Familia | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets RP Jeurys Familia (elbow) could resume pitching before the end of the season, according to manager Terry Collins. "I heard - now this is only hearsay - that there's a possibility he may pitch again this year, that he's really made fast strides after surgery," Collins said. "I wouldn't count on it, but they did say there was a possibility. Where he's at right now, they said, he's got a chance to pitch again this year."

RP | Luke Gregerson | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
Three or four teams are said to have interest in San Diego Padres RP Luke Gregerson, including the Detroit Tigers. The Padres are likely to be searching for young starting pitching in return.

RP | Brian Wilson | free agent | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies were among eight teams scouting free-agent RP Brian Wilson (Giants) (elbow) Thursday, July 25, when he threw for scouts in Los Angeles. Wilson is scheduled to throw again Sunday, July 28. Wilson's fastball reportedly hit 90-93 mph during Thursday's session. Other teams attending the workout included the Arizona Diamondbacks, Oakland Athletics, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Texas Rangers.

RP | Drew Storen | Washington Nationals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals optioned RP Drew Storen to Triple-A Syracuse Friday, July 26. "He needs to get right, mentally and mechanically," manager Davey Johnson said. "It's that simple. This is what's best for him."

RP | Raul Valdes | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (neck) has been scratched from his start with a stiff neck Saturday, July 27. P Raul Valdes will start in his place.

RP | Corey Black | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees officially acquired OF Alfonso Soriano from the Chicago Cubs Friday, July 26, in exchange for cash considerations and RP Corey Black.

RP | Jonathan Papelbon | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers are not searching for a closer on the trade market thanks to the success of RP Joaquin Benoit. Instead, their looking for a pitcher to bolster their bullpen in the seventh or eighth innings. The Tigers don't have many options, though, and they're no longer looking at Philadelphia Phillies RP Jonathan Papelbon. Detroit has already been shot down on Baltimore Orioles RP Francisco Rodriguez, Miami Marlins RP Steve Cishek, Minnesota Twins RP Glen Perkins and Seattle Mariners RP Oliver Perez.

RP | Jason Grilli | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jason Grilli (forearm) was diagnosed with a flexor strain in his right forearm. He will not need surgery but will need 10-14 days of rest before being re-evaluated or starting a throwing program.

RP | Jeremy Horst | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies transferred RP Jeremy Horst (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, July 25.

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