Grim news on Matt Harvey, Jose Fernandez to be shut down, more

by KFFL Staff on August 27, 2013 @ 09:11:25 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The New York Mets have an uncertain future at first base entering the 2014 season. Although the team has Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Josh Satin and Wilmer Flores available to play, speculation is the Mets may go outside the organization and find someone else to play first.


SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) returned to the lineup Monday, Aug. 26. He's been advised to run "under control" to avoid re-injuring himself.

Get him back in your lineups. He might be limited compared to what he contributed last year, but for the MI-desperate, he's a welcome sight.


C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks activated 3B Eric Chavez and C Miguel Montero Monday, Aug. 26. In a corresponding move, the team optioned 3B Matt Davidson and C Tuffy Gosewisch.


OF | Marlon Byrd | New York Mets | Transaction
New York Mets OF Marlon Byrd was claimed by an undisclosed team on revocable waivers.

OF | Reymond Fuentes | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres recalled RP Anthony Bass and OF Reymond Fuentes from Triple-A Tucson Monday, Aug. 26.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is scheduled to run the bases Tuesday, Aug. 27, one of the final tests for his sprained left ankle before he is cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment.

OF | Nate Schierholtz | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Nate Schierholtz (back) returned to the lineup Monday, Aug. 26, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He left the game early Sunday, Aug. 25, due to a tight back.

OF | Colby Rasmus | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Monday, Aug. 26, that OF Colby Rasmus (oblique) suffered a "minor setback" with his oblique injury. The skipper said the team still expects Rasmus back in 2013.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) and SS Troy Tulowitzki (side) are improving and could return soon. After suffering a pinched muscle in his left side during a swing Saturday, Aug. 24, Tulowitzki is available to pinch-hit Monday, Aug. 26. He passed all related tests and doesn't have an oblique injury. Gonzalez took 30 swings in the batting cage and responded well. He should take batting practice Tuesday, Aug. 27, and head out a rehab assignment soon after if he progresses.

Daily-lineup managers should keep an eye on their status.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have activated OF Franklin Gutierrez (quadriceps) from the 15-day disabled list. The team also designated SP Aaron Harang for assignment.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Oakland Athletics have placed OF Josh Reddick (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right wrist. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 1B Daric Barton from Triple-A Sacramento. The team also designated RP Pat Neshek for assignment.

Barton and Chris B. Young likely will see increased playing time while Reddick is out of the lineup. Barton probably will play at first base when Brandon Moss is moved to right field. Owners in AL-only leagues should consider adding Barton because he should see game action. Young could be an option in deeper leagues if he receives more playing time.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Depth Chart Tidbit,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that SP Phil Hughes is still in the starting rotation and the team has not talked about removing him.

SP | Taijuan Walker | Seattle Mariners | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker could start in the team's game Friday, Aug. 26, according to manager Eric Wedge. Wedge said a final decision had not been made and the team is still weighing its options.

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dr. James Andrews confirmed that Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson (forearm) has a strained forearm with no torn ligaments and prescribed two weeks of no throwing. Johnson's season could be over.

SP | Jose Fernandez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez is expected to make around three more starts before he is shut down for the rest of the season.

Owners should start looking on the waiver wire for a replacement when he is shut down with the season.

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow) has a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. A decision on whether he will need Tommy John surgery will be made later.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (elbow) has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament, news which was expected. He is expected to require Tommy John surgery, missing the remainder of the 2013 season, and most, if not all, of the 2014 season.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is wary of undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck. Parnell visited with a doctor Monday, Aug. 26, for a follow up, which revealed the neck is improving, but possibly not enough to avoid surgery. Parnell will visit with a doctor again in two weeks, when a final decision on surgery is made.

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