2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 3B Justin Turner (hamstring) has a "little strain" of his right hamstring and will miss a couple of days.
SS | Yimmelvyn Alonzo | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers signed 16-year-old Dominican SS Yimmelvyn Alonzo to a $350,000 deal. He has raw power, but he could potentially move to another position.
SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta has been told by team management that he will not be the starter if the club decides to activate him. If the club decides not to activate him when postseason play looms, the Tigers could designate Peralta for assignment to remove him from the roster.
SS | Andrew Romine | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim INF Andrew Romine elected to hit exclusively from the left side midway through the 2012 season, but he has resumed switch-hitting this season. He hit .327 in the minors in the month of July, and had picked up six hits over his past 17 at-bats with the big club Wednesday, Sept. 11.
SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees will place SS Derek Jeter (ankle) on the disabled list, which will effectively end his season.
This isn't a surprise, especially after the Yanks traded for Brendan Ryan last night. Drop Jeter in all formats if you haven't done so already.
3B | Luis Jimenez | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Luis Jimenez (shoulder, thumb) took some swings Wednesday, Sept. 11, but he is not expected to throw for a couple of days.
3B | Chris Nelson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Chris Nelson (hamstring) has been making progress, and he might be able to return from the 15-day disabled list as soon as next week. Nelson is fielding ground balls at third base, taking batting practice and going through agility drills.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hamstring) was back in the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 11, against the Baltimore Orioles, serving as the designated hitter and working out of the two-hole. Rodriguez swatted his sixth home run of the season, a solo shot, in the top of the sixth inning.
3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) is running the bases Wednesday, Sept. 11, for the first time since straining his hamstring. He will repeat the process Thursday, Sept. 12, before ramping up baseball activities this weekend.
C | Austin Romine | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees C Austin Romine (concussion) suffered a slight concussion Tuesday, Sept. 10, against the Baltimore Orioles when he was hit with a foul tip, according to manager Joe Girardi. "I will not use him (Wednesday). We'll see where he's at in a couple of days," Girardi said.
C | Jarrod Saltalamacchia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C Jarrod Saltalamacchia (back) received a scheduled day of rest Wednesday, Sept. 11. "He'll be back in there tomorrow, and I think just being a little (conservative), spreading out the workload as best (as) possible until he's completely out of the woods," manager John Farrell said.
C | Joe Mauer | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins C Joe Mauer (concussion) was sent home after having a bad day in relation to his concussion-related symptoms Wednesday, Sept. 11.
If Mauer keeps experiencing concussion-related symptoms, it'll be likely that he'll be shut down for the rest of the year as a precaution. It's not looking good for him.
C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (personal) is out of the lineup while tending to a personal matter Wednesday, Sept. 11.
OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton (knee) returned to the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 11, after fouling a ball off his right knee Tuesday, Sept. 10.
OF | Byron Buxton | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Byron Buxton was named as Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year. The 19-year-old hit .334 with 49 extra base hits and 55 stolen bases at Single-A Fort Myers and Low Single-A Cedar Rapids this year.
Buxton's upside is through the roof and should see major league action at some point next season. A dazzling combination of speed and the ability to hit for average come with him. Keeper leaguers should pounce if they haven't already.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton has regained his form over the past month, and hitting coach Jim Eppard believes more upside remains. "It's been a year-long process," Eppard said Wednesday, Sept. 11. "I know I'm not completely where I want to be with him yet. That consistency isn't at the level that I think that he's (capable) of. In other words, I think there's more in there."
Hamilton entered play Wednesday with a .339 batting average with four homers and 14 walks over the past 29 games. He was awful to start the season, but he has re-emerged as a must-start fantasy option in every formats heading down the stretch.
OF | Abraham Almonte | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Abraham Almonte (legs) was given the day off Wednesday, Sept. 11, due to some tightness in his legs. He was lifted early from the game Tuesday, Sept. 10, as a result.
OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (ankle) took more simulated at-bats Wednesday, Sept. 11, and the team remains optimistic he'll be able to return at some point before the end of the regular season. He was also able to run on a treadmill Wednesday.
OF | Khris Davis | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Khris Davis (wrist) was able to take batting practice in the cage Wednesday, Sept. 11, and he reported improvement since Tuesday, Sept. 10. He is hopeful of playing Thursday, Sept. 12.
OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick (wrist) remains out of the lineup Wednesday, Sept. 11. He says he has no pain in his right wrist, only a little tightness.
OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (hip) is returning to the starting lineup Wednesday, Sept. 11.
SP | Jose Fernandez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Jose Fernandez finished off his excellent rookie season against the Atlanta Braves Wednesday, Sept. 11. He finishes the year with a 2.19 ERA, and only three other rookie pitchers to qualify for the ERA title have finished with an ERA under 2.20 since the award started in 1947. Fernandez also finished the year 9-0 at home with a 1.19 ERA, which was by far the best in baseball this year. His opponents' average on his breaking ball this season was just .182.
Keeper leaguers that stashed Fernandez away early were rejoicing all year. Fernandez's value will likely be inflated on draft day next year because of his great performance in his first season. Keep this in mind if you want him on your squad.
SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) said he is still experiencing elbow discomfort after playing catch earlier this week.
It sounds like his season is over.
SP | Ervin Santana | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Ervin Santana offered nothing but praise for the ownership and its staff when asked if he would return to Kansas City next year. Santana indicated he is focused on finishing 2013 strong before giving any thought to 2014.
SP | Phil Hughes | New York Yankees | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, New York Yankees SP Phil Hughes will make the start Thursday, Sept. 12, against the Baltimore Orioles rather than SP David Huff.
SP | Bud Norris | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Bud Norris (elbow) has been scratched from his next scheduled start Friday, Sept. 13, due to right elbow soreness. Manager Buck Showalter said Norris will be shut down to allow the elbow to "quiet down." SP Jason Hammel will start the game Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays.
SP | Paul Maholm | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, an MRI on the elbow of Atlanta Braves SP Paul Maholm (elbow) came back negative for any structural damage. However, his next scheduled start will still be skipped, and he will be re-evaluated later in the week.
SP | Jered Weaver | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jered Weaver (forearm) played catch Wednesday, Sept. 11, and he is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday, Sept. 12. He is expected to make his next scheduled start Saturday, Sept. 14, barring any setbacks.
SP | Garrett Richards | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pitching coach Mike Butcher said Wednesday, Sept. 11, that SP Garrett Richards as found consistency and he also has a much better grasp of the process of being a starting pitcher. "It's the whole maturation process, really," Butcher said. "I think he's kind of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. It's been small increments of building a foundation and watching it grow. I think he's buying into the fact that the little adjustments that he's going to make are going to end up in big results."
SP | Ivan Nova | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Ivan Nova (triceps) is dealing with tightness in his right triceps, but he is still expected to make his next scheduled start Sunday, Sept. 15, against the Boston Red Sox, according to manager Joe Girardi.
SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated Wednesday, Sept. 11, that SP Felix Doubront will be slotted back into the rotation, perhaps as early as next week. "He'll get another start," Farrell said. "We've just skipped him in this turn in the rotation. He'll get some side work with (pitching coach Juan Nieves)."
SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chris Capuano (groin) threw from a mound Wednesday, Sept. 11. He will throw another bullpen session sometime this week, and might then return to the rotation or a relief role. "I think he's feeling pretty good about where it's going," manager Don Mattingly said.
SP | Ross Detwiler | Washington Nationals | Injury,
Washington Nationals SP Ross Detwiler (back) threw a full bullpen session Wednesday, Sept. 11, for the second time since going on the disabled list July 4. Detwiler felt good after the throwing session after tossing 30 pitches. His command was sharp. Detwiler will likely throw two more bullpens and then face live hitters in a simulated game. He could return for the final week of the season, but at that point, he'd likely be used as a reliever.
SP | Nathan Eovaldi | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy,
Miami Marlins SP Nathan Eovaldi (back) is dealing with a sore back and will replaced in the starting rotation Thursday, Sept. 12, by SP Brian Flynn.
SP | Alex Wood | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Paul Maholm (elbow) felt soreness in his elbow, and he'll undergo an MRI exam and miss his start Friday, Sept. 13. P David Hale will start in his place. SP Freddy Garcia will start in the place of SP Alex Wood Thursday, Sept. 12, in order to give Wood a breather.
SP | Danny Duffy | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Danny Duffy will have his next scheduled start for Friday, Sept. 13, skipped. SP Bruce Chen will face the Detroit Tigers instead.
SP | Carlos Zambrano | free agent | Free Agents,
Free-agent SP Carlos Zambrano (Phillies) said he is fully healthy and is interested in returning to pitch next season. He will play winter ball in Venezuela.
RP | Shawn Tolleson | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers moved RP Shawn Tolleson (back, hip) to the 60-day disabled list Wednesday, Sept. 11.
RP | Jim Miller | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees designated RP Jim Miller for assignment Wednesday, Sept. 11.
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