Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 5, 2013 @ 11:14:56 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Todd Helton | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Todd Helton (back) said his back injury flared up again Saturday, Aug. 3. He was able to play Sunday, Aug. 4, but he said that his back "didn't feel good. That pinch-hit (appearance Saturday) probably screwed me up a little bit."

1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer started in right field against the New York Mets Saturday, Aug. 3, with DH Billy Butler starting at first base. Manager Ned Yost wanted to have both Hosmer and Butler in the lineup in a National League stadium because C Salvador Perez was getting the day off. "It definitely affects your defense, but you can't have it both ways in a National League game, so you've got to pick what you need," Yost said before the game. "And then hopefully we can get the lead and we can readjust in the sixth inning and get our defensive alignment right. But we've got to have the lead first."

1B | Jeff Larish | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates have released minor league 1B Jeff Larish, who had been playing for Triple-A Indianapolis. INF Robert Andino will replace him on the roster.

1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez was given the day off against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Aug. 3. Manager Don Mattingly had planned to give Gonzalez an off day Sunday, Aug. 4, but moved it up one day after talking with him. "Seeing him this morning, he looked a little stiff and stuff," Mattingly said. "He needed a day and I know if he'd play today he would have been fine."

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B/DH Paul Konerko will start at first base Saturday, Aug. 3, against the Detroit Tigers. It is his first appearance at the position since he was activated from the disabled list.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 1B Ike Davis was dropped to seventh in the batting order Friday, Aug. 2, after hitting cleanup or fifth in each game since being called up from the minors July 5. 2B Daniel Murphy is hitting fifth and OF Juan Lagares was moved to second. "What Ike's been saying is true. He looks better, he's taking pitches but he's not driving in runs and I respect the fact that he's working on some things, he's trying to see pitches longer, he's trying to get a better ball to hit," manager Terry Collins said. "Right now we need to drive in some runs and Murph's swinging good. I always thought no matter what if it was a different situation where Ike was out, Dan Murphy's a perfect guy to hit down in that spot. He's a guy that puts the ball in play, uses the field to hit." Davis is batting .224 with one home run and nine RBIs since returning.


Second Baseman

2B | Omar Infante | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 2B Omar Infante (shin) said Sunday, Aug. 4, that he is still not ready to go on a minor-league rehab assignment. He was able to do some work on the field before the game against the Chicago White Sox, however.

2B | Josh Rutledge | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge was scratched from the lineup at Triple-A Colorado Springs Sunday, Aug. 4, and he might be headed up to the big club. The team might start to give some of its younger players more playing time with the team effectively out of the postseason chase.

2B | Logan Watkins | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have called up 2B Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa to replace INF Luis Valbuena (oblique) on the 25-man roster.

2B | Chris Getz | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 2B Chris Getz (knee) is expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha next week.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Breaking, Fantasy
The New York Mets have placed 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Mike Baxter from Triple-A Las Vegas.

2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (quadriceps) is out of the lineup Friday, Aug. 2, but he's available to hit.


Shortstop

SS | Jurickson Profar | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz will accept his suspension immediately for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) is nursing a Grade 1 calf strain, and manager Joe Girardi said Sunday, Aug. 4, that he is uncertain whether Jeter will go back on the 15-day disabled list. The team will re-evaluate Jeter Monday, Aug. 5, before making a decision.

SS | Charlie Culberson | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Charlie Culberson might see an increase in playing time, perhaps in the outfield, in the upcoming series against the New York Mets with OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) possibly heading for the 15-day disabled list. The team might give younger players a chance to play more with the team effectively out of the postseason chase.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) left the game Sunday, Aug. 4, against the Chicago Cubs after jamming his shoulder. Ramirez had his arm in a sling after the game, and he will have an MRI Monday, Aug. 5. However, he said he doesn't expect to need a stint on the 15-day disabled list, and he said he did not feel his shoulder pop.

SS | Miguel Tejada | Kansas City Royals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost said INF Miguel Tejada will be the team's starting second baseman for the foreseeable future. Entering play Sunday, Aug. 4, he was 11-for-28 with six RBIs in his previous eight games and had started eight of the team's last nine contests. Tejada batted second Sunday, but Yost said that was due in part to the game being played in a National League stadium.

SS | Ronny Cedeno | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have signed INF Ronny Cedeno to a minor league contract. He will debut with Class A Lake Elsinore Saturday, Aug. 3.

SS | J.J. Hardy | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SS J.J. Hardy is getting the day off Saturday, Aug. 3, against the Seattle Mariners.

SS | Jose Iglesias | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (abdomen) is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Saturday, Aug. 3. INF Jose Iglesias will start at third base.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus went 2-for-5 against the Oakland Athletics Friday, Aug. 2, to extend his hitting streak to 15 games.

SS | Nick Franklin | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Entering play Saturday, Aug. 3, Seattle Mariners 2B Nick Franklin was hitless in his last 17 at-bats.

SS | Andrelton Simmons | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy
Atlanta Braves hitting coach Greg Walker said Friday, Aug. 2, that SS Andrelton Simmons has worked to make a significant midseason adjustment to his swing. "Basically he was playing pepper with the left side of the infield the whole first half of the season, or the first two months," Walker said. "Because everything was around, around."

SS | Adam Rosales | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers claimed INF Adam Rosales off waivers from the Oakland Athletics Friday, Aug. 2. Rosales will be on the active roster. He's hitting .193 with five doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs in 50 games this season in 34 starts.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
Major League Baseball informed the New York Yankees that 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) will be suspended Monday, Aug. 5, for his links to the Biogenesis clinic. However, he can play while he appeals the penalty, a person familiar with deliberations told The Associated Press. The Yankees are not sure of the exact length of the suspension, although it is expected he will be suspended through the 2014 season. MLB plans an announcement for 12 noon ET on the suspension. Rodriguez is expected to come off the 60-day disabled list to make his regular season debut Monday against the Chicago White Sox.

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (abdomen) did not start Sunday, Aug. 4, against the Chicago White Sox, but he was able to make a pinch-hitting appearance in the 12th inning.

3B | Danny Valencia | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have recalled 3B Danny Valencia from Triple-A Norfolk.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) is expected to miss three to five weeks because of a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

3B | Donnie Murphy | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have selected the contract of INF Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa. In a corresponding move, OF Julio Borbon was designated for assignment.

3B | Todd Frazier | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Entering play Saturday, Aug. 3, Cincinnati Reds 3B Todd Frazier was hitless in his last 24 at-bats. He has gone hitless in seven consecutive games.


Catcher

C | Brett Hayes | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have selected the contract of C Brett Hayes from Triple-A Omaha.

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (concussion) has been placed on the seven-day concussion disabled list because of a low-grade concussion.

C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) is scheduled to visit a concussion expert in Pittsburgh next week for more extensive testing. He will not be joining the team on their trip to Cincinnati, although there is a chance he could travel with them to Toronto.

C | Matt Wieters | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Entering play Saturday, Aug. 3, Baltimore Orioles C Matt Wieters was hitless in his last 25 at-bats.


Outfielder

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
Major League Baseball announced the 12 names of those that will accept 50-game suspensions for their involvement in the Biogenesis scandal: Texas Rangers OF Nelson Cruz, Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta, Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo, New York Mets INF Jordany Valdespin, San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera, New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli, Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero, New York Mets OF Cesar Puello, Houston Astros RP Sergio Escalona, free-agent RP Fautino De Los Santos (Padres), free-agent RP Jordan Norberto (Athletics) and New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler was given the day off to rest Sunday, Aug. 4. He has managed just four hits over his past 22 at-bats with five walks.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) had another uncomfortable swing Sunday, Aug. 4, increasing the likelihood he lands on the 15-day disabled list before the start of the upcoming series with the New York Mets. "I don't want to go on the DL. But I can't swing. I am just a slap hitter, that's all I can do right now," Gonzalez said.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel said Sunday, Aug. 4, that OF Domonic Brown (concussion) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday, Aug. 5, with Class A Lakewood (N.J.). Brown might be activated from the 15-day disabled list in a few days barring any setbacks.

OF | Darin Ruf | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Entering play Sunday, Aug. 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1B/OF Darin Ruf has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games. He went 1-for-4 with a walk against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, Aug. 3.

OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (wrist) is not in the starting lineup against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, Aug. 4, but manager Don Mattingly said he is probably available as a pinch runner or as a defensive replacement. He expects Puig to return to the lineup against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Aug. 5.

OF | Scott Van Slyke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B/OF Scott Van Slyke has been optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque, to make room for SP Stephen Fife (shoulder) on the 25-man roster.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) threw in the outfield while wearing a boot before the game Saturday, Aug. 3. Manager Don Mattingly said Kemp is expected to hit off a tee and work in the cage this week in St. Louis.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (undisclosed) left the team's game early Saturday, Aug. 3, after suffering an apparent injury.

OF | B.J. Upton | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves have activated OF B.J. Upton (calf) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, C Gerald Laird (kidney) has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 26.

OF | Dewayne Wise | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have granted OF Dewayne Wise his unconditional release.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Chris Coghlan (back) could begin a minor league rehab assignment in approximately one week.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (rest) and SS Hanley Ramirez (rest) were each given a scheduled day off Friday, Aug. 2, against the Chicago Cubs.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday, Aug. 2, that OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, Aug. 3, with Triple-A Gwinnett.

OF | Thomas Neal | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees designated OF Thomas Neal for assignment Friday, Aug. 2.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees activated OF Curtis Granderson (pinkie) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 2, and optioned OF Melky Mesa to the minors in a corresponding move.

OF | Engel Beltre | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers optioned OF Engel Beltre to Triple-A Round Rock Friday, Aug. 2.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) is out of the lineup again Friday, Aug. 2.

OF | Mike Morse | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners will rotate OFs Michael Saunders, Dustin Ackley, Raul Ibanez and Mike Morse in the final two months of the season, and Ackley may be sent back to the minors if he isn't playing enough.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is dealing with a meniscus tear in his left knee, according to general manager Alex Anthopoulos.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Jeremy Bonderman | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers purchased the contract of P Jeremy Bonderman from Triple-A Toledo Sunday, Aug. 4. "He's pitched very well," general manager Dave Dombrowski said. "He's consistently throwing strikes. His velocity has been solid. It's continued to increase. He's had good movement. His slider's been good. He's actually been throwing some changeups. He's quicker to the plate than he used to be."

SP | Wade Davis | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals have recalled P Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha after SP Wade Davis (personal) was placed on family emergency leave. He left the team Saturday, Aug. 3, after finding out that his brother was in critical condition. It is uncertain when Davis will rejoin the team but he is still listed as the scheduled starter Wednesday, Aug. 7, against the Minnesota Twins.

SP | Ted Lilly | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have released P Ted Lilly.

SP | Danny Salazar | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy,
The Cleveland Indians will recall SP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus to start Wednesday, Aug. 7, against the Detroit Tigers.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have activated SP Brandon McCarthy (head) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, RP Tony Sipp was designated for assignment.

SP | Jason Vargas | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) threw 50 pitches in a three-inning simulated game Saturday, Aug. 3, and didn't experience any discomfort.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb (finger, concussion) allowed one run on three hits over four innings in a rehab start for Class A Charlotte Saturday, Aug. 3.

SP | Rubby De La Rosa | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have recalled P Rubby De La Rosa from Triple-A Pawtucket. In a corresponding move, RP Pedro Beato has been optioned to Pawtucket.

SP | Brad Peacock | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros recalled SP Brad Peacock from Triple-A Oklahoma City to start against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, Aug. 4. In a corresponding move, OF Jimmy Paredes was optioned to Oklahoma City.

SP | Ross Ohlendorf | Washington Nationals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals have placed P Ross Ohlendorf (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of right shoulder inflammation. The move is retroactive to Thursday, Aug. 1. In a corresponding move, P Xavier Cedeno has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles have optioned P Steven Johnson to Triple-A Norfolk.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will make a rehab start for Double-A Frisco Sunday, Aug. 4.

SP | Danny Hultzen | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners minor league general manager Jack Zduriencik said SP Danny Hultzen (shoulder), currently with Triple-A Tacoma, has been tossing on the side but has yet to throw off a mound.

SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson said he is not sure if SP Ross Detwiler (back) will be able to pitch again this season. Detwiler likely will not pitch until September if he is able to come back.

SP | Tommy Milone | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Tommy Milone has been optioned to Triple-A Sacramento. In a corresponding move, RP Evan Scribner has been recalled from Sacramento.

SP | Roy Oswalt | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) ended his simulated game after facing only two batters Saturday, Aug. 3, because of cramping in his left hamstring.

SP | Jarred Cosart | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SPs Brett Oberholtzer, Jordan Lyles and Jarred Cosart will start against the Boston Red Sox in a three-game series beginning Monday, Aug 5.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, an MRI exam for Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (forearm) came back clean. He will rest for several days and travel with the team. Hammel could be activated from the disabled list when he is eligible to return.

SP | Jose Fernandez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez (8-5) allowed three hits and one walk over eight scoreless innings in a victory over the Cleveland Indians Friday, Aug. 2, with a career-high 14 strikeouts. He has struck out 27 batters over his last two starts.

SP | Jhoulys Chacin | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Jhoulys Chacin (forearm) was hit in the forearm by a line drive off the bat of Pittsburgh Pirates OF Starling Marte Friday, Aug. 2, in the fifth inning. The ball deflected to SS Troy Tulowitzki, who threw to first base for the putout. Chacin remained in the game for three more innings and earned the victory.

SP | Zack Greinke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Stephen Fife (shoulder) will be activated from the disabled list Sunday, Aug. 4, in order to start against the Chicago Cubs. SP Zack Greinke, who had been scheduled to pitch, will start against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Aug. 5.

SP | Vance Worley | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said Friday, Aug. 2, that SP Vance Worley (elbow) has resumed playing catch without pain.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese (shoulder) tossed four scoreless innings with Single-A St. Lucie Thursday, Aug. 1, and will likely need only one more rehab start before he returns to the rotation. Niese will likely start for Single-A Brooklyn or Double-A Binghamton next.

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, back, shoulder) will start his rehab assignment with Double-A Northwest Arkansas with a start Saturday, Aug. 3.

SP | Barry Zito | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Guillermo Moscoso will start Sunday, Aug. 4, and the team will move SP Barry Zito to the bullpen.

SP | Jameson Taillon | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jameson Taillon will be promoted to Triple-A Indianapolis Monday, Aug. 5.

SP | Cliff Lee | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cliff Lee (neck) is lined up to start against the Atlanta Braves Sunday, Aug. 4.

SP | Marco Estrada | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada (back, hamstring) will make a rehab start with Triple-A Nashville Friday, Aug. 2.

SP | Aaron Harang | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Aaron Harang, Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera, Milwaukee Brewers RP Mike Gonzalez and Miami Marlins 3B Placido Polanco were put on waivers Friday, Aug. 2, and more players are expected to follow.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets CL Bobby Parnell (neck) was unavailable for the fifth straight game Sunday, Aug. 4, and hasn't improved a whole lot. He could go on the disabled list.

RP | Evan Reed | Detroit Tigers | Transaction,
The Detroit Tigers optioned RP Evan Reed to Triple-A Toledo Sunday, Aug. 4.

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
The Colorado Rockies are hopeful RP Rafael Betancourt (appendix) can throw from a mound Friday, Aug. 9, when the team returns home. Barring any setbacks, he would then head out on a minor-league rehab assignment.

RP | Matt Thornton | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Matt Thornton (oblique) left his appearance Sunday, Aug. 4, against the Arizona Diamondbacks due to a right oblique injury.

RP | Tom Gorzelanny | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers SP Tom Gorzelanny (elbow) is expected to miss at least one start after being struck by a line drive Friday, Aug. 2, according to manager Ron Roenicke.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) threw 14 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday, Aug. 3, and was scheduled to throw again Sunday, Aug. 4. If all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list later this week.

RP | Neftali Feliz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers RP Neftali Feliz (elbow) tossed one scoreless inning for the organization's Arizona Rookie League affiliate Friday, Aug. 2, with one walk and two strikeouts. According to assistant general manager Thad Levine, Feliz is expected to rejoin the parent club before the end of the season as a reliever.

RP | Zach Putnam | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Zach Putnam (elbow) had bone chips removed from his elbow Friday, Aug. 2.

RP | Stephen Pryor | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said RP Stephen Pryor (triceps, lat) has been shut down for the rest of the season. He suffered a triceps injury which is unrelated to the lat muscle injury that has kept him on the disabled list since April.

RP | Fernando Nieve | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have traded RP Fernando Nieve to the Oakland Athletics for cash considerations.

RP | Tim Collins | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals RP Tim Collins (personal) has rejoined the team.

RP | Lucas Harrell | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Houston Astros have not yet announced who will start against the Minnesota Twins Sunday, Aug. 4, although P Lucas Harrell appears to be the most likely candidate.

RP | Josh Edgin | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Mets RP Josh Edgin (ribs) is expected to miss four to six weeks due to a stress fracture in his ribs.

RP | David Aardsma | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is unlikely to pitch this weekend, and he'll be evaluated by doctors Monday, Aug. 5. RP David Aardsma will close in Parnell's absence.

RP | Pedro Feliciano | New York Mets | Transaction,
The New York Mets recalled RP Pedro Feliciano from Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, Aug. 2. Feliciano last pitched in the big leagues for the Mets on Oct. 2, 2010. He posted a 1.29 ERA in 22 games in the minors this season.

RP | Tom Wilhelmsen | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners acting manager Robby Thompson said the team will go back to a committee approach to the ninth inning after RP Tom Wilhelmsen blew the save Thursday, Aug. 1.

RP | LaTroy Hawkins | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) remains unavailable to pitch with a neck issue Friday, Aug. 2. He is taking medication.

RP | Zach Miner | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies placed RP Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain Friday, Aug. 2, and recalled P Zach Miner in a corresponding move. Also, P J.C. Ramirez was designated for assignment.

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