Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on April 1, 2013 @ 09:15:02 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Yankees placed 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to his tendon sheath injury in his right wrist. The move is retroactive to March 22.

1B | Brandon Allen | free agent | Transaction
The Texas Rangers have released 1B Brandon Allen.

1B | Mauro Gomez | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have designated INF Mauro Gomez for assignment.

1B | Casey Kotchman | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins have purchased the contracts of Ps Jose Fernandez, John Maine, Chad Qualls and Kevin Slowey, OF Austin Kearns, 1B Casey Kotchman and SS Chris Valaika.

1B | Logan Morrison | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins have placed 1B Logan Morrison (knee), OF Alfredo Silverio (elbow) and RP Jose Ceda (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list. They have placed 1B Joe Mahoney (oblique) and C Jeff Mathis (collarbone) on the 15-day disabled list.

1B | Steve Pearce | Baltimore Orioles | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Orioles 1B/OF Steve Pearce has beat out OF Conor Jackson for the final spot on the team's Opening Day roster.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins 1B Justin Morneau (back) played in a minor league game Saturday, March 30, and is expected to be able to play on opening day.

1B | Paul Goldschmidt | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 1B Paul Goldschmidt's contract extension features a $500,000 signing bonus. He will receive base salaries of $1 million in 2014, $3 million in 2015, $5.75 million in 2016, $8.75 million in 2017 and $11 million in 2018. The team holds a $14.5 million option for the 2019 season with a $2 million buyout.

1B | Brett Pill | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants have placed INF/OF Brett Pill (knee), INF Tony Abreu (knee) and P Eric Surkamp (elbow) on the disabled list. All of the moves are retroactive to March 22.

1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said DH/1B Adam Lind is unlikely to start against left-handed pitchers to begin the season. OF Rajai Davis is a possibility to serve as a designated hitter against lefty starters.

1B | Nick Evans | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks signed free-agent 1B Nick Evans (Mets) and assigned him to Double-A Mobile Friday, March 29.

1B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (finger) returned to the lineup Friday, March 29, and said his jammed finger feels fine.

1B | Dan Johnson | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees reassigned P Vidal Nuno, 1B Dan Johnson and OF Thomas Neal to minor league camp Friday, March 29.

1B | Clint Robinson | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed 1B Clint Robinson off waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, March 29.


Second Baseman

2B | Darwin Barney | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 2B Darwin Barney (knee) will begin the season on the 15-day disabled list. INF Alberto Gonzalez will take his place on the roster.

2B | Jurickson Profar | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have sent 2B Jurickson Profar, RP Cory Burns and RP Josh Lindblom to Triple-A Round Rock.

2B | Emmanuel Burriss | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have sent C Corky Miller, SS Emmanuel Burriss, OF Denis Phipps and OF Derrick Robinson to their minor league camp.

2B | Jason Donald | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have designated 2B Jason Donald for assignment.

2B | Ryan Raburn | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have purchased the contract of 2B Ryan Raburn.

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker said he has not been approached about a contract extension and doesn't plan on negotiating one during the regular season.

2B | Justin Turner | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said INF Justin Turner (ankle) looked OK while testing his ankle running the bases Sunday, March 31, so he should be available to play on Opening Day Monday, April 1.

2B | Andy Parrino | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics have optioned 2B Andy Parrino and P Pedro Figueroa to Triple-A Sacramento.

2B | Jedd Gyorko | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said Friday, March 29, that 2B Jedd Gyorko will play at second base, with 3B Cody Ransom at third base, when the team faces a left-handed starting pitcher. When the team faces a right-handed starter, Gyorko will shift over to third base, and 2B Alexi Amarista will get the start at second base.

2B | Jayson Nix | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees designated RP David Aardsma for assignment Friday, March 29, assuring that RP Shawn Kelley has made the team out of the bullpen. INF Jayson Nix and OF Ben Francisco are also on the team.

2B | Reese Havens | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets selected the contracts of RPs LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Rice and Scott Atchison and OF Marlon Byrd Friday, March 29. They also outrighted SS Reese Havens and RP Darin Gorski to the minors.

2B | David Adams | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees re-signed 2B David Adams to a minor league deal Friday, March 29.

2B | Ryan Flaherty | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles INF Ryan Flaherty has made the opening day roster.

2B | Freddy Sandoval | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent 2B Freddy Sandoval (Angels) to a minor league deal Thursday, March 28.


Shortstop

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers agreed to an eight-year, $120 million extension with SS Elvis Andrus through the 2022 season. The deal will begin in two years, and the total guarantee is 10 years at $131 million. He could have been a free agent after the 2014 season.

SS | Brad Miller | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners reassigned P Danny Farquhar, C Jesus Sucre and INF Brad Miller to the minor-league camp Sunday, March 31.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to a torn ligament in his right thumb. The move is retroactive to March 22.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Yankees placed SS Derek Jeter (ankle) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to his left ankle injury. The move is retroactive to March 22.

SS | Willie Bloomquist | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks placed SS Willie Bloomquist (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to a strained right intercostal muscle. The move is retroactive to March 27.

SS | Cesar Izturis | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have selected the contract of SS Cesar Izturis.

SS | Leury Garcia | Texas Rangers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Texas Rangers INF Leury Garcia played center field during the final innings of the team's exhibition game Saturday, March 30. It marked the first time he had played the position this spring.

SS | Hiroyuki Nakajima | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Transaction
The Oakland Athletics have placed SS Hiroyuki Nakajima (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring. The move is retroactive to March 27.

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (back) is in the starting lineup Saturday, March 30. He had been sidelined for a week because of a sore back.

SS | Nick Noonan | San Francisco Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants INF Nick Noonan has made the team's Opening Day roster.

SS | Stephen Drew | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SS Stephen Drew (concussion) will remain in Fort Myers, Fla., where he hopes to participate in consecutive games in the field. He is scheduled to participate in a full baseball workout Saturday, March 30.

SS | Tyler Pastornicky | Atlanta Braves | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SS Tyler Pastornicky will serve as the starting shortstop for Triple-A Gwinnett, but he could be an option at second base if 2B Dan Uggla struggles to open the regular season.

SS | Paul Janish | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves placed SS Paul Janish (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list to start the regular season. He is still recovering from left shoulder surgery.

SS | Justin Sellers | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Justin Sellers might be the team's starter at shortstop on Opening Day, with 3B Luis Cruz starting at third base. Sellers might not necessarily be the full-time starter, but he could platoon at shortstop until SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) is able to return.

SS | Greg Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction,
The St. Louis Cardinals reassigned RP Maikel Cleto, C Rob Johnson and 2B Greg Garcia to minor league camp Friday, March 29.


Third Baseman

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (back) took batting practice at the team's spring training complex in Florida Sunday, March 31. He is expected to advance to games during extended spring training this coming week.

3B | Brandon Inge | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed 3B Brandon Inge (scapula) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right scapula injury.

3B | Ian Stewart | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction
The Chicago Cubs have placed 3B Ian Stewart (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list because of a quadriceps injury.

3B | Jeff Baker | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers have purchased the contracts of 3B Jeff Baker and SP Derek Lowe from Triple-A Round Rock.

3B | Zach Lutz | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have optioned 3B Zach Lutz to Triple-A Las Vegas.

3B | Placido Polanco | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, Miami Marlins 3B Placido Polanco is expected to bat cleanup for the first time in his career Monday, April 1, against the Washington Nationals. He has started 1,606 MLB games in his career.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, the Baltimore Orioles have placed INF Wilson Betemit (knee) and SPs Steven Johnson (lat), Chris Tillman (abdomen) and Tsuyoshi Wada (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list.

3B | Zack Cox | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins have designated INF Zack Cox, OF Gorkys Hernandez and Ps Scott Maine and Evan Reed for assignment.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (elbow) took batting practice before the team's exhibition game Saturday, March 30, and also did a full infield workout. Manager Bruce Bochy said the team wants to see how Sandoval feels after a similar workout Sunday, March 31 before deciding if he will be able to play on opening day.


Catcher

C | Robinson Chirinos | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have designated C Stephen Vogt and C Robinson Chirinos for assignment.

C | Matt Wallach | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reassigned INF Alfredo Amezaga, C Matt Wallach and RPs Kevin Gregg and Peter Moylan to minor league camp. OFs Alex Castellanos and Elian Herrera and RPs Stephen Fife and Josh Wall were optioned to minor league camp.

C | Guillermo Quiroz | San Francisco Giants | Transaction
The San Francisco Giants have purchased the contract of C Guillermo Quiroz.

C | Ronny Paulino | free agent | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners have released C Ronny Paulino.

C | Luke Montz | Oakland Athletics | Transaction
The Oakland Athletics have sent C Luke Montz, P Mike Ekstrom and RP Hideki Okajima to their minor league camp.

C | Michael Brenly | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have released Ps Hayden Simpson and Dontrelle Willis and C Michael Brenly.

C | Hector Sanchez | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Cole Gillespie and C Guillermo Quiroz are competing for the final spot on the 25-man roster. Manager Bruce Bochy said a decision would be made after C Hector Sanchez (shoulder) tests his inflamed right shoulder in an extended spring training game Saturday, March 30. Sanchez went 1-for-3 Friday, March 29.

C | Tuffy Gosewisch | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have sent OF Tony Campana and P Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno. P Nelson Figueroa and C Tuffy Gosewisch were sent to minor league camp.

C | Steve Lerud | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have reassigned P Zach Miner, INF Peter Orr and C Steve Lerud to the minor leagues. RP Michael Stutes has also been optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves placed C Brian McCann (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list to start the regular season.

C | Evan Gattis | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Evan Gattis was told by manager Fredi Gonalez that he has made the Opening Day roster. Gattis will serve as the backup catcher until C Brian McCann (shoulder) is able to return.

C | Brian Jeroloman | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy
The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired C Brian Jeroloman from the Cleveland Indians Friday, March 29, for cash considerations.

C | Wilson Ramos | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals C Wilson Ramos will start behind the dish on opening day. The team also announced that RP Henry Rodriguez has made the roster.

C | Anthony Recker | New York Mets | Transaction,
The New York Mets sent RP Robert Carson to Triple-A Las Vegas Friday, March 29. C Anthony Recker has beat out C Landon Powell as the team's starting catcher.

C | George Kottaras | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals C George Kottaras has won the backup catching job over C Brett Hayes. Kottaras had the advantage because he gives the team another left-handed bat off the bench. Hayes accepted an assignment to Triple-A Omaha. INFs Miguel Tejada and Elliot Johnson have also made the team, and KC still needs to place SP Danny Duffy (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list.

C | Kyle Skipworth | Miami Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins optioned C Kyle Skipworth to Triple-A New Orleans Friday, March 29.

C | Buster Posey | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, San Francisco Giants C Buster Posey's contract extension includes a full no-trade clause.

C | Joe Oliveira | free agent | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles released OF Adam Greenberg and C Joe Oliveira.


Outfielder

OF | Aaron Hicks | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks is leading off on Opening Day Monday, April 1.

OF | Lew Ford | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Lew Ford was assigned to Double-A Bowie Sunday, March 31, due to an excess of outfielders at the upper levels of the farm system.

OF | Endy Chavez | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Endy Chavez will start the season in Triple-A Tacoma after being reassigned to the minor-league camp.

OF | Jason Bay | Seattle Mariners | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Jason Bay edged out OF Casper Wells for the fifth and final outfield roster spot, as the team designated Wells for reassignment Sunday, March 31.

OF | James Darnell | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres placed 1B James Darnell (oblique) Sunday, March 31, due to a strained left oblique. The move is retroactive to March 22.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Yankees placed OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to his fractured right forearm. The move is retroactive to March 22.

OF | Adam Eaton | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks placed OF Adam Eaton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to a strained left elbow. The move is retroactive to March 22.

OF | Cody Ross | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed OF Cody Ross (calf) on the 15-day disabled list because of a left calf strain. The move is retroactive to March 22.

OF | Shelley Duncan | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contracts of RP Jamey Wright and OF Shelley Duncan.

OF | Brett Jackson | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs have optioned OF Brett Jackson to Triple-A Iowa.

OF | Brent Lillibridge | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs have purchased the contracts of OF Brent Lillibridge and RP Hisanori Takahashi.

OF | Leonys Martin | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin will start in center field Sunday, March 31, and is batting ninth in the starting lineup.

OF | J.B. Shuck | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have selected the contracts of RP Mark Lowe, INF Brendan Harris and OF J.B. Shuck.

OF | Jonny Gomes | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said OF Jonny Gomes will serve as the designated hitter Monday, April 1, but did not say who would be the team's starting catcher.

OF | Rick Ankiel | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
The Houston Astros have purchased the contracts of OF Rick Ankiel and SP Erik Bedard.

OF | Jackie Bradley | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Jackie Bradley has been named the team's Opening Day left fielder.

OF | Corey Patterson | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have released minor league Ps Craig Hansen, Daniel Herrera, Brad Holt, INF Brandon Brown and OFs Corey Patterson, Mike Wilson and Pedro Zapata.

OF | Chris Coghlan | Miami Marlins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond said OFs Chris Coghlan and Justin Ruggiano will platoon in center field until someone steps up and takes over the job full-time.

OF | Cole Gillespie | San Francisco Giants | Transaction
The San Francisco Giants have sent OF Cole Gillespie to their minor league camp.

OF | J.D. Martinez | Houston Astros | Transaction
The Houston Astros have recalled OF J.D. Martinez from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

OF | Fernando Martinez | Houston Astros | Injury, Transaction
The Houston Astros have placed OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained oblique. The move is retroactive to March 27.

OF | Conor Jackson | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles have reassigned SP Jair Jurrjens, RP Mark Hendrickson and OF Conor Jackson to their minor league camp.

OF | Collin Cowgill | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said OF Collin Cowgill will be the team's regular centerfielder and will not use a platoon at that position.

OF | Jordan Henry | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians have released OF Jordan Henry and INF Jeremie Tice.

OF | Craig Gentry | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington has not yet decided if Craig Gentry or Leonys Martin will start in center field on Opening Day against the Houston Astros Sunday, March 31.

OF | Francisco Peguero | San Francisco Giants | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants have optioned OF Francisco Peguero and P Jean Machi to Triple-A Fresno.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said OF/1B Daniel Nava would be the primary option to play first base on days when 1B Mike Napoli is rested or used as the designated hitter. Farrell also said Nava could see plenty of time batting second in the lineup.

OF | Colby Rasmus | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said OF Colby Rasmus will be given days off against certain left-handed pitchers. He added that he was impressed with the way OF Rajai Davis performed against lefties this spring.

OF | Logan Schafer | Milwaukee Brewers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said lefty-throwing OF Logan Schafer could serve as the team's emergency catcher.

OF | Ryan Sweeney | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Ryan Sweeney has opted out of his minor league deal after the team informed him that his contract would not be purchased.

OF | Delmon Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Phillies OF Delmon Young's (ankle) stint on the disabled list is retroactive to March 22. There is a possibility he could be activated before the end of April.

OF | Ender Inciarte | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ender Inciarte has made the team's Opening Day roster. However, he might be replaced when OF Delmon Young (ankle) is activated from the disabled list.

OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres optioned OF Kyle Blanks and P Tom Layne to Triple-A Tucson Friday, March 29.

OF | Melky Mesa | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees optioned OF Melky Mesa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday, March 29.

OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios (back) is in the team's lineup Friday, March 29.

OF | Nick Markakis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OFs Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth are the team's candidates to hit leadoff to begin the season, with 2B Brian Roberts slated to hit ninth in the order. However, manager Buck Showalter said Roberts could easily move up in the order as the season progresses.

OF | Oscar Taveras | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
The St. Louis Cardinals plan to send OF Oscar Taveras to Triple-A Memphis to start the year, but the team expects him to make an impact at the major league level this year.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Robert Whitenack | Chicago Cubs | Transaction
The Chicago Cubs designated SP Robert Whitenack for assignment.

SP | Shaun Marcum | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Shaun Marcum (neck) will throw a simulated game at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Tuesday, April 2.

SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (elbow) will need to go through a throwing progression when he returns, which puts his first start at Double-A in question.

SP | Johan Santana | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
New York Mets SP Shaun Marcum (neck), SP Johan Santana (shoulder), RP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) and RP Frank Francisco (elbow) were placed on the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Jake Arrieta | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles Ps Jake Arrieta (blister), Zach Britton (blister) and Kevin Gausman (blister) each developed blisters on their pitching hand Sunday, March 31. Gausman was shut down as a precaution, while Arrieta stuck with fastballs and changeups to alleviate pressure on the inside of his middle finger where the blister formed. Britton's blister popped, and he applied Super Glue to his thumb to keep pitching.

SP | Freddy Garcia | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles P Freddy Garcia passed his physical and threw a bullpen session Sunday, March 31. Garcia said he is ready to pitch. He will throw a few more bullpen sessions and likely start Sunday, April 7, for Triple-A Norfolk. He can opt out of his contract after five starts with Norfolk if the team doesn't purchases his contract. "If they don't need me, I can go," he said. "We'll see what happens. Hopefully, I'll pitch the way they want me to pitch. I think this is a good situation for me. I know I can help the team when they need me. I can be in the starting rotation, I can be in the bullpen."

SP | Jeremy Bonderman | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Seattle Mariners SP Jeremy Bonderman (arm) has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Tacoma, and he will continue his comeback from a bevy of arm injuries.

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez will make his sixth career Opening Day start Monday, April 1, against the Oakland Athletics. Hernandez is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA in his five previous openers.

SP | D.J. Mitchell | Seattle Mariners | Transaction,
The Seattle Mariners added P D.J. Mitchell to the 40-man roster Sunday, March 31, and then optioned him to Triple-A Tacoma.

SP | Alex White | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow said Sunday, March 31, that SP Alex White (elbow) could undergo Tommy John surgery. He has already had an MRI, and the team is waiting on a second opinion before making a decision about his next move. "We'll have a long discussion about the course of action," Luhnow said. "The reason we put him on the (60-day disabled list) is he's not going to throw for at least a couple of weeks."

SP | Cory Luebke | San Diego Padres | Injury,
The San Diego Padres placed Ps Casey Kelly (elbow) and Cory Luebke (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list Sunday, March 31. Kelly has ligament tears in his right elbow, while Luebke is recovering from Tommy John surgery done in May 2012.

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed Ps Ted Lilly (shoulder) and Scott Elbert (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31. The move for Lilly is retroactive to March 28, while Elbert's move is retroactive to March 22.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers placed SP Chad Billingsley (finger) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to a right index finger contusion. The move is retroactive to March 22, which remains Billingsley could return to the team after missing just the first week of the regular season.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny had left off the option that SP Jaime Garcia would get two starts on the first road trip of the season, but he will now work the home opener April 8 instead.

SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Sunday, March 31, that SP Shelby Miller will start on turn, working Saturday, April 6, against the San Francisco Giants.

SP | Dustin McGowan | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury,
The Toronto Blue Jays placed SP Dustin McGowan (shoulder) and RP Michael Schwimer (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31. McGowan is dealing with a sore right shoulder, and Schwimer is nursing a strained right shoulder. McGowan's move is retroactive to March 27, while Schwimer's move is retroactive to March 22.

SP | Danny Duffy | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction,
The Kansas City Royals have placed SP Danny Duffy (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of an elbow injury.

SP | Daniel Hudson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed SP Daniel Hudson (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction,
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed SP Jeff Karstens (shoulder), SP Francisco Liriano (arm) and SP Charlie Morton (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list. All three moves are retroactive to March 22.

SP | Scott Baker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs have placed SP Scott Baker (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list because of a strained right elbow.

SP | Matt Garza | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Chicago Cubs have placed SP Matt Garza (lat) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained lat muscle.

SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers have placed SP Martin Perez (wrist) and RP Joakim Soria (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list. Both moves are retroactive to March 22.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Texas Rangers have placed SP Colby Lewis (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of an elbow injury. The move is retroactive to March 22.

SP | David Huff | Cleveland Indians | Transaction
The Cleveland Indians have designated SP David Huff for assignment.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox have placed DH David Ortiz (heels, Achilles'), SP Franklin Morales (back) and RP Craig Breslow (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list. All moves are retroactive to March 22.

SP | Jose Fernandez | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins president of baseball operations Larry Beinfest said SP Jose Fernandez will be on an innings and pitch-count limit this season. He is slated to throw between 150-170 innings but Beinfest did not give specifics regarding a pitch count.

SP | Nick Tepesch | Texas Rangers | Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Nick Tepesch will be added to the 25-man roster April 9, when he is scheduled to make his MLB debut against the Tampa Bay Rays. OF Julio Borbon appears to be the player most likely to lose his spot on the team, although he would have to clear waivers because he is out of options. For the time being, Borbon is expected to be used as a pinch-hitter and pinch-runner off the bench.

SP | Henderson Alvarez | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy,
The Miami Marlins have revised their pitching rotation as a result of SPs Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) and Nathan Eovaldi (shoulder) landing on the 15-day disabled list. SP Ricky Nolasco will start the season opener against the Washington Nationals Monday, April 1. SP Kevin Slowey, who was originally scheduled to be the No. 5 starter, will pitch Wednesday, April 3, and SP Wade LeBlanc will pitch the final game of the series Thursday, April 4. SP Alex Sanabia will start against the New York Mets Friday, April 5, Nolasco will pitch Saturday, April 6, and SP Jose Fernandez will make his MLB debut Sunday, April 7.

SP | Edgar G. Gonzalez | Houston Astros | Transaction,
The Houston Astros have purchased the contract of SP Edgar G. Gonzalez from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Manager Bo Porter said Gonzalez will be used in long relief.

SP | Patrick Corbin | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Patrick Corbin has earned the No. 5 spot in the starting rotation. He could make his first start Friday, April 5, or Saturday, April 6.

SP | Samuel Deduno | Minnesota Twins | Injury,
Minnesota Twins SP Samuel Deduno (groin) is feeling better but is not scheduled to throw a bullpen session at this point.

SP | Liam Hendriks | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Liam Hendriks (hand) is scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Sunday, March 31, and is on track to start Friday, April 5.

SP | Cole De Vries | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SP Cole De Vries (forearm) said he is feeling much better and is on track to make his scheduled start Saturday, April 6.

SP | Clayton Mortensen | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox P Clayton Mortensen has been informed that he has made the 25-man roster. It is the first time in his career that he has been on an MLB Opening Day roster.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Cobb will throw a simulated game at Tropicana Field Monday, April 1. He had been originally scheduled to pitch in a minor league game Sunday, March 31.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Atlanta Braves placed SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list, as he continues to recover from Tommy John surgery.

SP | Travis Blackley | Oakland Athletics | Transaction,
After the Oakland Athletics designated P Travis Blackley for assignment Friday, March 29, it all but means bullpen jobs for Ps Pat Neshek and Chris Resop. Both players are out of options, and the A's are unlikely to want to risk losing too many pitchers to waivers.

SP | Mike Fiers | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
The Milwaukee Brewers announced that SP Mike Fiers has made the rotation, and SP Chris Narveson (shoulder) will begin in the bullpen. There is concern with Narveson's surgically repaired left shoulder, although manager Ron Roenicke said he is fine. "We want to back off him a little bit," Roenicke said. "He's OK, but he's really been pushing through this thing in spring training, through the surgery. In the long run, it's probably going to help him out to limit his innings at the start." Narveson went 1-2 with a 5.50 ERA in five starts and 18 spring innings while striking out 10 and walking six. Narveson will piggyback SP Kyle Lohse in Lohse's first start of the regular season, which will likely come in the second series against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers are talking with SP Clayton Kershaw about a multi-year contract extension. Opening day does not appear to be a deadline for an agreement.

SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles RP Brian Matusz will start the season pitching out of the bullpen. OF Chris Dickerson was reassigned to minor league camp Friday, March 29.

SP | Justin Verlander | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers agreed to a new deal with SP Justin Verlander that could exceed $202 million Friday, March 29, according to sources. His new deal will be for seven years and $180 million with a vesting option for an eighth season that could put the total deal at $202 million. Verlander had $0 million and two years left on his current deal.

SP | Rich Harden | Minnesota Twins | Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins reassigned SP Rich Harden and RP Rafael Perez to minor league camp Friday, March 29.

SP | Joe Wieland | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The San Diego Padres placed SP Joe Wieland (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list Thursday, March 28.

SP | Brad Mills | Texas Rangers | Transaction,
Texas Rangers P Brad Mills cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Thursday, March 28.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Christian Garcia | Washington Nationals | Injury
Washington Nationals RP Christian Garcia (forearm) threw from 45 feet Sunday, March 31, and will throw from 60 feet Monday, April 1. He'll likely need a month to rebuild arm strength.

RP | Frank Herrmann | Cleveland Indians | Injury,
The Cleveland Indians placed RP Frank Herrmann (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery.

RP | Jason Motte | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals RP Jason Motte (elbow) is still a significant time away from picking up a baseball, as he makes his way back from a flexox tendon strain. He will not be re-evaluated until the middle of the team's next home stand, which is more than a week from now.

RP | Jonny Venters | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, March 31, due to a sprained left elbow. The move is retroactive to March 22. Venters is scheduled to meet with renowned Dr. James Andrews Monday, April 1.

RP | Juan Oviedo | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction,
The Tampa Bay Rays have selected the contract of RP Juan Oviedo (elbow) and have placed him on the 60-day disabled list.

RP | J.C. Romero | Washington Nationals | Transaction,
The Washington Nationals have sent RP J.C. Romero to Triple-A Syracuse.

RP | Jose Arredondo | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have outrighted RP Jose Arredondo to Triple-A Louisville.

RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction,
The Cincinnati Reds have placed RP Nick Masset (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of a shoulder injury. The move is retroactive to March 22.

RP | Logan Ondrusek | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction
The Cincinnati Reds have optioned RP Logan Ondrusek to Double-A Pensacola.

RP | Ryan Madson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have placed RP Ryan Madson (elbow) and P Andrew Taylor (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list. Both moves are retroactive to March 22.

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox manager Robin Ventura confirmed that RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) has made the team and will be ready for Opening Day.

RP | Phillippe Aumont | Philadelphia Phillies | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies RPs Phillippe Aumont, Jeremy Horst and Raul Valdes have won the final three spots in the bullpen.

RP | Jordan Norberto | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics RP Jordan Norberto, who was optioned to Triple-A Sacramento Friday, March 29, is likely to return to the big-league team sooner rather than later, and he might spend most of the year with the team.

RP | Dan Otero | Oakland Athletics | Transaction,
Updating a previous report, the Oakland Athletics assigned P Josh Stinson to Double-A Midland Friday, March 29, and they optioned P Dan Otero to Triple-A Sacramento. Both players were claimed off waivers earlier in the day.

RP | Scott Proctor | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction,
The Baltimore Orioles acquired RP Scott Proctor from the San Francisco Giants Friday, March 29, in exchange for cash considerations.

RP | Sam Demel | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees outrighted RP Sam Demel to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Friday, March 29.

RP | David Aardsma | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Yankees designated RP David Aardsma for assignment Friday, March 29, assuring that RP Shawn Kelley has made the team out of the bullpen. INF Jayson Nix and OF Ben Francisco are also on the team.

RP | Alex Burnett | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
The Toronto Blue Jays claimed RP Alex Burnett off waivers from the Minnesota Twins Friday, March 29.

RP | Guillermo Moscoso | Chicago Cubs | Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs outrighted RP Guillermo Moscoso to Triple-A Iowa Friday, March 29.

RP | Tim Wood | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction,
The Minnesota Twins placed RP Tim Wood (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, March 29.

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