Starling Marte sidelined, Roy Halladay returns, more

by KFFL Staff on August 26, 2013 @ 07:30:23 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Brandon Moss | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Brandon Moss is likely to head back to the outfield to play against right-handed starters. That will happen if OF Josh Reddick (wrist) hits the 15-day disabled list, and the team recalls 1B Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento.

1B | Lyle Overbay | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Lyle Overbay (illness) returned to the lineup against the Tampa Bay Rays Sunday, Aug. 25, after missing two games due to flulike symptoms.

1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington said OF Lance Berkman (hip, knees) could begin a rehab assignment in the near future. Berkman did some running on the warning track before the team's game Saturday, Aug. 24.


Second Baseman

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (groin) left the game against the Philadelphia Phillies Saturday, Aug. 24, during the seventh inning, because of mild groin tightness. He was not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 25.

2B | Maicer Izturis | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have recalled P Chad Jenkins from Double-A New Hampshire and selected the contract of SP Chien-Ming Wang from Triple-A Buffalo. In a corresponding move, INF Maicer Izturis (ankle) has been transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.


Shortstop

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) was kept out of the starting lineup as a precautionary measure Sunday, Aug. 25, against the Miami Marlins, because of soreness in his rib area. He reportedly suffered the injury while taking a swing Saturday, Aug. 24, but remained in the game.

SS | Nick Franklin | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners 2B Nick Franklin (knee) appeared as a pinch hitter against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Saturday, Aug. 24, and remained in the game to play second base. It was his first action since Tuesday, Aug. 20.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) is expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday, Aug. 26, prior to the game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

SS | Jose Iglesias | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias (elbow) will be unavailable against the New York Mets Saturday, Aug. 24, because of a sore left elbow. Iglesias was hit by a pitch from RP David Aardsma Friday, Aug. 23, in the ninth inning. He remained in the game but his elbow eventually swelled up to the point where he couldn't bend his arm. X-rays were negative and manager Jim Leyland hopes he can return to action Sunday, Aug. 25. INF Ramon Santiago will get the start at shortstop Saturday.


Third Baseman

3B | Placido Polanco | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins 3B Placido Polanco (concussion) could return to the team Tuesday, Aug. 27.

3B | Chris D. Johnson | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves 3B Chris D. Johnson (toe) has been scratched from the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 25, because of turf toe.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) resumed running in the outfield Saturday, Aug. 24.

3B | DJ Peterson | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said minor league 1B/3B DJ Peterson (jaw) may need to undergo a second surgery to fully repair his broken jaw.


Catcher

C | Luke Montz | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction
Oakland Athletics C Luke Montz (shoulder) remains on the disabled list at Triple-A Sacramento. He has been sidelined for more than a month due to a shoulder injury, and he might be removed from the 40-man roster if the team needs a roster spot for either 1B Daric Barton or SP Brett Anderson (foot).

C | Mike Zunino | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners C Mike Zunino (wrist) took batting practice Saturday, Aug. 24, and could be sent on a minor league rehab assignment this week.

C | Welington Castillo | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Welington Castillo (rib) will start behind the plate against the San Diego Padres Sunday, Aug. 25, after being out of the lineup for three games with a sore rib.

C | David Ross | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C David Ross has reverted to using a traditional-style catcher's mask for the first time since 2001. Doctors feel it might be better suited for catchers with concussion issues.

C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (back) is expected to rejoin the team when they return from their current road trip.

C | Mike Napoli | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 1B Mike Napoli (foot) is back in the lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Aug. 24, batting fourth.

C | Victor Martinez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers DH Victor Martinez started at catcher against the New York Mets Friday, Aug. 23. It was his first start behind the plate since Aug. 4, 2011. "It felt great all-around," Martinez said after the game.


Outfielder

OF | Shin-Soo Choo | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
It doesn't appear that the Cincinnati Reds will have the finances to sign OF Shin-Soo Choo for the long run. The New York Mets, New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox appear to be teams that will have interest.

OF | Raul Ibanez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Baseball sources in the know indicate Seattle Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik won't be fired with one year remaining on his contract. The feeling is the Mariners have some good young talent on the way and if Zduriencik can retain 1B/DH Kendrys Morales and OF's Raul Ibanez and Mike Morse, he has a chance to really make some progress.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) has not been cleared to return to the team, but he has been improving. He started to swing a fungo bat last week, and he might be able to take batting practice soon.

OF | Reymond Fuentes | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black indicated Sunday, Aug. 25, that one or more of the team's top prospects might be promoted when rosters expand Sept. 1. P Keyvius Sampson and OF Reymond Fuentes are leading candidates to come up. "I don't know that you'll see both, but you'll see one of them, for sure," Black said.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (knee) will travel with the team this week, and manager Bud Black is hopeful Quentin will be able to test his injured right knee by running sometime this week.

OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (Achilles') served as the designated hitter in a minor-league rehab game at Triple-A Tucson Sunday, Aug. 25. He is scheduled to play the field Monday, Aug. 26, with the Toros.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz (back) left the game against the San Diego Padres early due to a back injury.

If you normally depend on Schierholtz in NL-only fantasy leagues and deeper mixed formats, reserve him until he can return and prove his health in one full game without any setbacks.

OF | Brandon Guyer | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Brandon Guyer (finger) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham Sunday, Aug. 25.

OF | Ryan Raburn | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said an MRI exam for OF Ryan Raburn (calf, heel) came back clean. He has been bothered by a sore right calf and a sore left heel. The team is hoping Raburn will be available Tuesday, Aug. 27.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (toes) was out of the lineup against the Kansas City Royals Saturday, Aug. 24, because of an infection between the toes of his right foot. He returned to the lineup Sunday, Aug. 25.

OF | Domonic Brown | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Domonic Brown (heel) thinks he can be available as a pinch hitter against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, Aug. 25, and hopes to return to the starting lineup against the New York Mets Monday, Aug. 26. X-rays revealed inflammation in the right heel but Brown has been given some anti-inflammatory to reduce the swelling.

OF | Casper Wells | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Casper Wells and INF John McDonald made rare pitching appearances during the 18th inning of the team's loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Saturday, Aug. 24. Wells allowed five runs on five hits and three walks in two-thirds of an inning while being tagged with the loss. McDonald allowed two hits in one-third of an inning with a strikeout.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly is hopeful that OF Matt Kemp (ankle) will be able to go on a rehab assignment before the minor league season ends during the first week of September.

OF | Oswaldo Arcia | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (wrist) went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, Aug. 24. He had missed four games because of a bone bruise.

OF | Leonys Martin | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin (ankle) was not in the starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox Sunday, Aug. 25, after spraining his ankle in the previous night's game. X-rays showed no structural damage and he is listed as day-to-day.

OF | Starling Marte | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed OF Starling Marte (hand) on the 15-day disabled list with a right hand contusion. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Andrew Lambo from Triple-A Indianapolis.

Lambo, Garrett Jones and Josh Harrison could see time in the outfield while Marte is out of the lineup, but none are expected to receive a majority of the playing time. Lambo could be a target in deep mixed leagues and NL-only leagues because of his power potential. Harrison could be an option in NL-only leagues if he gets enough playing time.

OF | Brett Gardner | New York Yankees | Injury
New York Yankees OF Brett Gardner (hand) is available as a pinch hitter Saturday, Aug. 24. He was hit on the right hand Friday, Aug. 23, by a pitch from Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer, but X-rays came back negative.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have recalled 1B/OF Lucas Duda from Triple-A Las Vegas. In a corresponding move, OF Mike Baxter has been optioned to Las Vegas. Manager Terry Collins said Duda will serve as the backup first baseman to Ike Davis and will be the designated hitter when the team begins an interleague series against the Cleveland Indians next month.

OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Lorenzo Cain (oblique) felt good after participating in conditioning drills before the game Friday, Aug. 23.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) has had his rehab transferred from the Arizona Rookie League to Triple-A Fresno.

OF | Caleb Gindl | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers have recalled OF Caleb Gindl from Triple-A Nashville.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Cory Luebke (elbow) is expected to join the team on its upcoming road trip and he will throw two side sessions. Luebke's first side session is set for Tuesday, Aug. 27, and the second is likely to come next weekend.

SP | Robbie Erlin | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black is waiting to announce a starting pitcher for the game Wednesday, Aug. 28, against the Arizona Diamondbacks. The spot is vacant because the team designated SP Edinson Volquez for assignment last week. Ps Robbie Erlin and Tim Stauffer appear to be in the mix to fill the role, at least temporarily.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians P Brett Myers (elbow) has been sent to Double-A Akron to begin a rehab assignment.

SP | Josh Tomlin | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians have activated SP Josh Tomlin (elbow) from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Columbus. He will finish out the minor league season in the rotation and could be recalled when rosters expand next month.

SP | Garrett Richards | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia believes SP Garrett Richards (forearm) will be able to make his next scheduled start after he was hit by a line drive off his right forearm Friday, Aug. 23.

SP | Roy Oswalt | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SP Roy Oswalt (hamstring) threw a bullpen session Saturday, Aug. 24. "He had a good day," manager Walt Weiss said. "The bullpen went well."

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Hyun-Jin Ryu (illness) caught a cold during the team's recent road trip to Miami but he said it did not affect his performance during his start Saturday, Aug. 24. He allowed four runs on five hits over five innings in a loss to the Boston Red Sox, with no walks and seven strikeouts.

SP | Tyler Cloyd | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have optioned SP Tyler Cloyd and RP Luis Garcia to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Cloyd was originally scheduled to start against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, Aug. 25, but ended up pitching five scoreless innings of relief Saturday, Aug. 24.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Philadelphia Phillies activated SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, Aug. 25, so that he could start against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Halladay had been slated to make a rehab start for Double-A Reading but SP Tyler Cloyd, who was originally scheduled to start for the Phillies Sunday, was unavailable after being used in relief in an 18-inning game Saturday, Aug. 24.

SP | Matt Moore | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said SP Matt Moore (elbow) looked good during his simulated game Saturday, Aug. 24, but indicated Moore likely will not return until September.

SP | Tony Cingrani | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Tony Cingrani (back) could be placed on the disabled list soon, although manager Dusty Baker said no decision has been made yet. The team hopes he can return to action Sept. 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals, if he requires a DL stint.

SP | Nick Tepesch | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
During a live batting practice session Saturday, Aug. 24, Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch (elbow) threw 43 pitches. He will throw 35-40 pitches in a rehab appearance for Double-A Frisco Tuesday, Aug. 27.

SP | Kevin Gausman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles are considering recalling SP Kevin Gausman from the minors before rosters expand Sept. 1.

SP | Miguel Gonzalez | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Miguel Gonzalez is expected to be available out of the bullpen for the next two or three days. If he is not used, he could start against the New York Yankees Friday, Aug. 30.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (forearm) is scheduled to throw 45-50 pitches in a rehab start for Double-A Bowie Thursday, Aug. 29, after throwing a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 25. The team wants him to appear in two minor league games before he is activated from the disabled list when rosters expand next month. Hammel could pitch in relief in the second rehab game and there is a possibility that he would continue to pitch out of the bullpen after he is activated.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (foot) could be activated from the disabled list Thursday, Aug. 29, to start against the Detroit Tigers.

SP | Bartolo Colon | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics manager Bob Melvin said SP Bartolo Colon (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday, Aug. 26, in Detroit. If all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Thursday, Aug. 29.

SP | Zach McAllister | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SPs Scott Kazmir (arm) and Zach McAllister have been flip-flopped in the starting rotation. McAllister will start against the Minnesota Twins Saturday, Aug. 24, with Kazmir starting Sunday, Aug. 25, after he recently complained about having a tired arm.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have placed RP Luke Hochevar on the paternity leave list. In a corresponding move, RP Will Smith has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha.

RP | Brad Lincoln | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Toronto Blue Jays have optioned RP Brad Lincoln to Triple-A Buffalo.

RP | Michael Stutes | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have transferred SP Jonathan Pettibone (shoulder) and RP Michael Stutes (biceps) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

RP | Kevin Jepsen | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have placed RP Kevin Jepsen (appendectomy) on the 15-day disabled list after he needed to undergo an emergency appendectomy Saturday, Aug. 24. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Collin Cowgill from Triple-A Salt Lake.

RP | Brad Brach | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres have recalled RP Brad Brach from Triple-A Tucson.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed RP J.J. Putz (pinkie) on the 15-day disabled list because of a dislocated right pinkie. In a corresponding move, RP Chaz Roe has been recalled from Triple-A Reno.

RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants RP Jeremy Affeldt (groin) is close to resuming baseball activities and could rejoin the team when rosters expand Sept. 1.

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (forearm) is expected to be sidelined for six months following surgery to repair a tear in his right forearm Friday, Aug. 23.

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