Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 1, 2013 @ 08:57:01 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Mark Teixeira | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 1B Mark Teixeira (wrist) could return at the end of May, but it's more realistic that he'll be back sometime in June.

1B | Joe Mahoney | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Marlins placed 1B Joe Mahoney (hamstring) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 30.

1B | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 1B Corey Hart (knee) returned to Milwaukee to continue his rehab Monday, April 29. He had been working out in Arizona.


Second Baseman

2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (hand) worked out on defense Tuesday, April 30, fielding grounders and throwing without restrictions. However, he still cannot grip a bat, and manager Clint Hurdle does not like the idea of simply using Walker as a defensive replacement. Walker is still hopeful of having his six stitches removed from his index knuckle this weekend.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (knee) was able to throw from 75 feet Tuesday, April 30, and he also took some soft-toss swings. Manager Buck Showalter said he does not believe Roberts will need a stint on the 60-day disabled list.

2B | Jason Kipnis | Cleveland Indians | Fantasy
Cleveland Indians 2B Jason Kipnis got off to a slow start this season, but manager Terry Francona was optimistic Tuesday, April 30, that Kipnis would snap out soon. "He got a pitch over the plate and drove it for the home run (Monday)," Francona said. Kipnis was 2-for-5 with a run scored and stolen base Tuesday, April 30, against the Philadelphia Phillies, pushing his average to .200.

2B | Mark Ellis | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Mark Ellis (quadriceps) ran in the outfielder under the watchful eye of a trainer Tuesday, April 30. His return date is still not known.

2B | Gordon Beckham | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 2B Gordon Beckham (wrist) hopes to take flips next week after having his stitches removed Tuesday, April 30.

2B | Matt Antonelli | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Indians released 2B Matt Antonelli Tuesday, April 30.


Shortstop

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (shoulder) isn't playing Tuesday, April 30.

SS | Jed Lowrie | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics SS Jed Lowrie (neck) is questionable for the game Tuesday, April 30.

SS | Yunel Escobar | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SS Yunel Escobar (hamstring) and C Jose Molina (quadriceps) are back in the lineup Tuesday, April 30.

SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim activated SS Erick Aybar (heel) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 30.

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (thumb) will play with a small, flexible splint on his right hand that will allow him to hit and make throws. However, he indicated that he is not 100 percent healthy. "It's not 100 percent, but I can defend myself on the field," Ramirez said before the game. "I just want to be in there. I don't want to wait any longer. I'm a gamer. I just want to be in there and I think I can play."

SS | Jean Segura | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers SS Jean Segura had three triples and a home run in the team's victory Monday, April 29.


Third Baseman

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez (knee) is targeting Friday, May 3, to come off the 15-day disabled list and return to the starting lineup. He tested his left knee running the bases Tuesday, April 30. "Everything is going as expected," Ramirez said. He is scheduled to run the bases again Wednesday, May 1.

3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is hitting only .221 with four home runs and nine RBIs to start the year. "I've always been a slow starter," said Beltre, who is a .273 hitter for his career in April. "Probably out of my 16 years in the big leagues, only about five have been started on a hot streak. One thing I've learned through the years is it's a long season and I know I'm going to be okay. I've been through this a lot. I don't want to get myself crazy over this."

3B | Ian Stewart | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 3B Ian Stewart (quadriceps) is only 4-for-40 in 12 rehab games with Triple-A Iowa, and manager Dale Sveum said Stewart will need to start swinging better to see consistent at-bats.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval (elbow) is in the lineup Tuesday, April 30.

3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (hamstring) will begin his rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac Wednesday, May 1.

3B | Jeff Keppinger | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 3B Jeff Keppinger (back) is improving and could return to action Wednesday, May 1, or Thursday, May 2.

3B | Mike Olt | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Mike Olt (eyes) has been having vision problems and will visit with a specialist Tuesday, April 30.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright (neck) is back in the lineup Tuesday, April 30.

3B | Chris Nelson | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
The New York Yankees might be interested in trading for Colorado Rockies 3B Chris Nelson, but they have concerns about his defense.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees placed 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 30, and recalled INF Corban Joseph from the minors in a corresponding move.

3B | Luis Jimenez | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Luis Jimenez (shin) left the game early with a bruised left shin Monday, April 29.


Catcher

C | Ryan Hanigan | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds C Ryan Hanigan (thumb, oblique) recently received a cortisone injection in his oblique area to get some relief. "They got it right on the spot, and it really helped," Hanigan said. He was able to take early batting practice Tuesday, April 30, and he played long toss on the field for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list April 21.

C | A.J. Pierzynski | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers C A.J. Pierzynski (oblique) is taking the day off Tuesday, April 30, to rest his sore right oblique.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (shoulder) feels that he'll be able to return for the series against the Cincinnati Reds next week.

C | Chris Snyder | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction
The Baltimore Orioles recalled C Chris Snyder from the minors Tuesday, April 30, and optioned C Luis Exposito to the minors in a corresponding move.


Outfielder

OF | Travis Snider | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Travis Snider (side) said Tuesday, April 30, that he is ready to play after a "nothing held back" early afternoon workout. He was available as a pinch hitter or defensive replacement Tuesday, and is likely to return to the starting lineup Wednesday, May 1.

OF | Michael Bourn | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (finger) continued to play catch and hit off a tee Tuesday, April 30. He is expected to head out on a minor-league rehab assignment with one of the team's affiliates, but there is still defined timetable for that step in his comeback.

OF | Nick Swisher | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday, April 30, that since the team has a scheduled off-day Thursday, May 2, OF Nick Swisher (shoulder) might be allowed to rest his ailing left shoulder Wednesday, April 29. He was held out of the lineup Tuesday, April 28.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) was scratched for precautionary purposes Tuesday, April 30, due to tightness in his right hamstring.

OF | Jordan Danks | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Jordan Danks (knee) was scratched from the lineup with an inflamed bursa sac in his right knee Tuesday, April 30.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (forearm) could return to the team in the middle of May.

OF | Scott Cousins | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will recall OF Scott Cousins from Triple-A Salt Lake Tuesday, April 30.

OF | Coco Crisp | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OFs Coco Crisp (hamstring) and Chris B. Young (quadriceps) are not in the lineup Tuesday, April 30.

OF | Corey Patterson | Seattle Mariners | Transaction
The Seattle Mariners signed free-agent OF Corey Patterson (Mets) to a minor league deal Tuesday, April 30, and he'll report to extended spring training.

OF | Giancarlo Stanton | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) was diagnosed with a Grade 2 strain of his right hamstring, and he said he'll be out for a few weeks in a "best-case" scenario.

OF | Shelley Duncan | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays activated OF Luke Scott (calf) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 30, and designated OF Shelley Duncan for assignment in a corresponding move.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (hamstring, ankle) might need a day or two to rest, but he's not expected to land on the disabled list.

OF | Delmon Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies activated OF Delmon Young (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, April 30, and designated OF Ezequiel Carrera for assignment in a corresponding move.

OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) remains out of the lineup Tuesday, April 30.

OF | Casper Wells | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Transaction,
The Chicago White Sox acquired OF Casper Wells from the Oakland Athletics Monday, April 29, in exchange for cash considerations. In a corresponding move, the team moved RP Leyson Septimo (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Drew Smyly | Detroit Tigers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Detroit Tigers RP Drew Smyly has worked back-to-back eighth innings and has shifted into a setup role from a long-relief role.

SP | Mat Latos | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Mat Latos (hip) left his start Monday, April 29, due to tightness in his right hip, but concern was at a minimum Tuesday, April 30. "He'll get an extra day before he has to throw on the side," pitching coach Bryan Price said. "It'll be a good indicator on where he's at. He's had a little bit of hamstring and calf tightness that he's worked through. If this an issue, we'll handle it as needed. At this point in time, no one is even thinking twice about him missing a start or being limited in any way."

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Brett Myers (elbow) said Tuesday, April 30, that he is itching to resume throwing again. Myers has been resting his right elbow, and Friday, May 3, will mark two weeks of rest. At that point, Myers will be re-evaluated and he might be cleared to begin a gradual throwing program.

SP | Aaron Laffey | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers signed SP Aaron Laffey (Blue Jays) to a minor-league contract Tuesday, April 30.

SP | Chad Billingsley | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Chad Billingsley (elbow) said Tuesday, April 30, that his goal is to be ready for Opening Day next year.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction,
The Baltimore Orioles activated SP Steven Johnson (lat) from the disabled list Tuesday, April 30, and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.

SP | Zach Britton | Baltimore Orioles | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles recalled P Zach Clark from the minors Tuesday, April 30, and optioned SP Zach Britton to the minors in a corresponding move.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) didn't have any setbacks from a 45-pitch bullpen session Monday, April 29, and he's feeling strong. Cueto will likely need a few minor league outings so he can build up his pitch count before returning to the team.

SP | Dan Straily | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Oakland Athletics recalled RP Evan Scribner from the minors Tuesday, April 30, and optioned SP Dan Straily to Triple-A Sacramento in a corresponding move.

SP | Randy Wells | Retired Players | Transaction,
Texas Rangers SP Randy Wells announced his retirement Tuesday, April 30.

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (forearm) is expected to make his next start Saturday, May 4, but he will be examined during his side session Wednesday, May 1, before the team makes a final decision.

SP | Colby Lewis | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Martin Perez (arm) will throw three innings in an extended spring game Wednesday, May 1, and SP Colby Lewis (elbow) will throw two innings Saturday, May 4.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Francisco Liriano (arm) struck out nine in six innings with Triple-A Indianapolis Tuesday, April 30. Sixty of his 82 pitches went for strikes, and he didn't walk a single hitter. Liriano struck out eight hitters in his first start with Indy last week. He's expected to throw 100 pitches in his third start for Indy Sunday, May 5, meaning he could join the team's rotation May 10. SP Jonathan Sanchez was designated for assignment Tuesday.

SP | Shaun Marcum | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Shaun Marcum tossed two innings of relief in the team's game Monday, April 29, and was hit with the loss against the Miami Marlins. Marcum said he should be able to make his scheduled start against the Atlanta Braves Friday, May 3.

SP | Tyler Chatwood | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood tossed six scoreless innings to defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday, April 29, and he gave up only five hits. Chatwood struck out five and didn't walk a single batter. "When Tyler keeps the ball down, he's really, really tough," manager Walt Weiss said. "He's got great stuff, and he's got a power arm. He's a good athlete. I didn't know he could swing it like that."

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (back) is questionable for his next start after feeling tightness in his back during his start Monday, April 29. He will be evaluated Tuesday, April 30, and if he can't pitch this weekend, P Matt Magill will likely take his spot.

SP | Clayton Kershaw | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly doesn't think SP Clayton Kershaw will miss his next start against the San Francisco Giants Friday, May 3, after being placed on the bereavement list.

SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte gave up 10 hits and seven runs, both season highs, in his loss to the Houston Astros Monday, April 29, in his first start with C Austin Romine behind the dish. "He hasn't been back there, and I felt like maybe I didn't get into the rhythm I wanted to," Pettitte said of Romine. It was the most hits Pettitte had allowed since Sept. 24, 2010, against the Boston Red Sox.

SP | Lucas Harrell | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Lucas Harrell recorded 14 ground-ball outs in his win over the New York Yankees Monday, April 29, and he induced three double plays in the first four innings. Harrell allowed eight hits while walking one and striking out four in 6 1/3 innings, and he's given up two runs or less in five of his six starts this year.

SP | Brett Anderson | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Brett Anderson (ankle), who was scratched from his start Monday, April 29, gave up one run 5 1/3 innings of relief in the team's 19-inning victory Monday. It was Anderson's first career relief outing, but he came off the mound limping. However, he said his ankle isn't any worse than when the day began, so he said he will make his next start.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Phil Coke | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction
Detroit Tigers RP Phil Coke (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. RP Jose A. Ortega was recalled from Triple-A Toledo.

RP | Joakim Soria | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers RP Joakim Soria (pectoral, elbow) has not yet resumed throwing. His comeback from Tommy John surgery has been delayed by a strained chest muscle.

RP | Kyle McClellan | Texas Rangers | Injury,
Texas Rangers RP Kyle McClellan (ribcage) is throwing off the mound in the bullpen, as he continues to rehab in extended spring training due to a strained rib cage muscle.

RP | Jose Contreras | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction,
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates RP Jose Contreras (elbow) has completed his rehab from Tommy John surgery, and he is likely to be signed to a major league contract before the game Friday, May 3.

RP | Javy Guerra | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled RP Javy Guerra from the minors Tuesday, April 30, and optioned RP Josh Wall to the minors.

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum said the team will likely stick with a closer-by-committee approach when RP Kyuji Fujikawa (forearm) returns from the disabled list. Fujikawa could have a rehab outing with Triple-A Iowa Sunday, May 5. RP Kevin Gregg picked up his fourth save of the year Monday, April 29. "I got (a closer)," Sveum said. "I just don't know who it's going to be every night."

RP | Aroldis Chapman | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said RPs Aroldis Chapman (allergies) and Jonathan Broxton are both unlikely to be available in a save situation Tuesday, April 30. Chapman is dealing with allergies. "Chapman looked like hell. I don't think he's available tonight," Baker said. "I don't know if (Jonathan) Broxton is available tonight. We may have to close with somebody else. He's gone two days in a row and he threw 30 pitches the day before. I was a little apprehensive about using him last night. It's not the innings sometimes, but the workload of that inning." Chapman has also worked the last two days.

RP | Luis Ayala | Atlanta Braves | Transaction,
The Atlanta Braves placed RP Luis Ayala (anxiety) on the 15-day disabled list with anxiety disorder Tuesday, April 30, and recalled RP David Carpenter from Triple-A Gwinnett in a corresponding move.

RP | Jonny Venters | Atlanta Braves | Injury,
Atlanta Braves RP Jonny Venters (elbow) played catch for the first time Tuesday, April 30, since being shut down, and he was encouraged with the way his elbow felt.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey will remain as the team's closer and RP Joel Hanrahan will be the setup man.

RP | Bryan Morris | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates designated SP Jonathan Sanchez for assignment Tuesday, April 30, and recalled RP Bryan Morris from Triple-A Indianapolis in a corresponding move.

RP | Ernesto Frieri | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ernesto Frieri blew the save against the Oakland Athletics Monday, April 29, by allowing a hit and a run in the bottom of the ninth inning. He walked one and struck out two in the outing.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell blew a save against the Miami Marlins Monday, April 29, by allowing two hits and an earned run in two innings of work. Parnell was hurt by poor defensive play behind him, though.

RP | Joshua Fields | Houston Astros | Injury,
Houston Astros RP Joshua Fields (forearm) should be ready to go on a rehab assignment soon.

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