Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 20, 2012 @ 11:44:37 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Nick Evans | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed free-agent 1B Nick Evans (Pirates) to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

1B | Lance Berkman | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent 1B Lance Berkman (Cardinals) said Monday, Nov. 19, that he has received interest from the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies and Tampa Bay Rays. He described the talks as in the "tire-kicking mode."

Second Baseman

2B | Robert Andino | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
The Baltimore Orioles acquired OF Trayvon Robinson from the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, Nov. 20, in exchange for 2B Robert Andino.

2B | Ryan Raburn | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers released 2B Ryan Raburn Tuesday, Nov. 20. In corresponding moves, the team purchased the contracts of Ps Melvin Mercedes and Bruce Rondon and SS Dixon Machado. They also outrighted P Tyler Stohr to Triple-A Toledo.

2B | Scooter Gennett | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction
The Milwaukee Brewers added P Nick Bucci, P Hiram Burgos, OF Khris Davis, 2B Scooter Gennett and OF Josh Prince to the 40-man roster.

2B | Jeff Keppinger | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have an interest in free-agent 2B Jeff Keppinger (Rays), according to a source.


SS | Rafael Furcal | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SS Rafael Furcal (elbow) is expected to begin a formal throwing program in January, and he won't have any limitations come February.

SS | Hiroyuki Nakajima | Japanese League | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are negotiating with Japanese SS Hiroyuki Nakajima.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Miami Marlins | Transaction
The 12-player trade with the Toronto Blue Jays was approved Monday, Nov. 19. The Miami Marlins acquired SS Yunel Escobar, INF Adeiny Hechavarria, SP Henderson Alvarez, C Jeff Mathis, OF Jake Marisnick, P Justin Nicolino and P Anthony DeSclafini.

SS | Jose Reyes | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction, Fantasy
The 12-player trade with the Miami Marlins became official Monday, Nov. 19. The Toronto Blue Jays acquired SS Jose Reyes, SP Josh Johnson, SP Mark Buehrle, C John Buck and INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio from the Marlins for a handful of players.

Third Baseman

3B | Matt Tuiasosopo | Detroit Tigers | Transaction
The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent 3B Matt Tuiasosopo (Mets) to a minor league deal Monday, Nov. 19.


C | Ryan Lavarnway | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington dismissed the notion that the team is looking to trade C Ryan Lavarnway after signing C David Ross this offseason. Cherington pointed out that Lavarnway still has minor league options and could be sent to Triple-A Pawtucket. C Jarrod Saltalamacchia is viewed as the starter at this juncture. Boston hasn't considered having Saltalamacchia or Lavarnway play other positions.

C | Christian Bethancourt | Atlanta Braves | Transaction
The Atlanta Braves added C Christian Bethancourt, P David Hale, P Cory Rasmus, P Ezekiel Spruill and P Aaron Northcraft to the 40-man roster to protect them from the Rule 5 Draft.

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers reportedly have an interest in trading for Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia, but could also be interested in C John Buck. The latter came over in that blockbuster trade with the Miami Marlins.


OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Melky Cabrera will make $8 million in each of the next two years. New manager John Gibbons sees Cabrera hitting second in the lineup next season.

OF | Yorman Rodriguez | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds added P Carlos Contreras, P Daniel Corcino, P Ismael Guillon, P Curtis Partch, P Josh Ravin and OF Yorman Rodriguez to the 40-man roster.

OF | Felix Pie | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed free-agent OF Felix Pie (Orioles) to a minor-league deal Monday, Nov. 19, with a spring training invite. Financial terms are undisclosed, but the deal has incentives based on major league plate appearances.

OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have reached an agreement with OF Kyle Blanks for the 2013 season, avoiding arbitration. He remains on the 40-man roster at a price tag of $605,000.

OF | Justin Upton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners are listed on the no-trade list of Arizona Diamondbacks OF Justin Upton.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Joel Carreno | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays designated SP Joel Carreno for assignment Monday, Nov. 19.

SP | Jeremy Guthrie | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Kansas City Royals re-signed SP Jeremy Guthrie to a three-year deal. Terms were not disclosed.

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said trade talks with the Miami Marlins began regarding SP Josh Johnson.

SP | Anthony Vasquez | Seattle Mariners | Injury,
Seattle Mariners SP Anthony Vasquez (brain) underwent emergency brain surgery in Phoenix over the weekend. Vasquez complained about some problems with his vision, and doctors discovered Vasquez had a ruptured blood vessel in his brain.

SP | Hyun-Jin Ryu | Korean League | Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers met with Korean pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu and his agent, Scott Boras, Monday, Nov. 19. The team has a window of about three more weeks to negotiate a contract with Ryu.

SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
The New York Mets plan to wait to make a decision on SP R.A. Dickey until the winter meetings begin Dec. 3. A high-ranking major league official thinks the team "would want a monster package for (R.A.) Dickey, and if they don't get it, probably would not trade him." A monster package would probably include a few high-end prospects or major leaguers, likely outfielders or catchers. Dickey is unlikely to request more than the two-year, $29 million deal that Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy recently agreed to.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | free agent | Free Agents,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim met with free-agent RP Kyuji Fujikawa (Japanese League) over the weekend, according to a source. Manager Mike Scioscia was in attendance.

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