Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on June 24, 2013 @ 09:00:58 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers DH Lance Berkman (knees) sat out the weekend series in St. Louis with sore knees.

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Injury
The New York Mets will not recall 1B Ike Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas even if they place OF Lucas Duda (side) on the 15-day disabled list because they want him to get more at-bats in the minor leagues.

1B | Nick Swisher | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Nick Swisher (shoulder) took batting practice Saturday, June 22, but is not in the starting lineup against the Minnesota Twins.

1B | Yonder Alonso | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) is scheduled to have his broken right hand examined Monday, June 24, by Dr. Lorenzo Pacelli. If all goes well, he could be cleared to resume baseball activities shortly thereafter.

1B | Steve Pearce | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles placed 1B Steve Pearce (wrist) on the 15-day disabled list with wrist tendonitis Friday, June 21, and activated SP Miguel Gonzalez from the paternity list in a corresponding move. The DL move is retroactive to June 20.

1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers officially activated 1B Mitch Moreland (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 21.

1B | Carlos Lee | Retired Players | Transaction, Free Agents
Free-agent 1B Carlos Lee (Marlins) announced his retirement Friday, June 21.


Second Baseman

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks 2B Aaron Hill (hand) will join the team in Washington D.C. Monday, June 24, and he will officially come off the 15-day disabled list then.

2B | Brian Dozier | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he plans to use OF Clete Thomas as the leadoff hitter against right-handed pitchers and OF Brian Dozier as the leadoff hitter against lefties.

2B | Jemile Weeks | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Two scouts said the Oakland Athletics are willing to trade 2B Jemile Weeks, who has spent the entire season with Triple-A Sacramento, but their asking price is high. Weeks has seen a lot of action as the designated hitter, with 2B Grant Green receiving the bulk of the playing time for Sacramento at second base.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hamstring) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk Tuesday, June 25.

2B | Jedd Gyorko | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) ran and took batting practice for a second consecutive day Friday, June 21. He is expected to begin a three-game rehab assignment with Class A Lake Elsinore soon.

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees and 2B Robinson Cano are nowhere near an agreement on a contract extension, but the two sides might resume talks after the All-Star break. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman thinks this increases the chances that Cano will test the free-agent market after this year. However, according to other players, Cano's preference is to come back to New York. Cano is likely to want a deal in the neighborhood of $275 million. The problem is the Yanks aren't close to that proposal and at one point suggested a deal similar to New York Mets 3B David Wright's eight-year, $138 million deal.

2B | Chase Utley | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies activated 2B Chase Utley (oblique) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 21, after he made two rehab starts with Double-A Reading.


Shortstop

SS | Jose Reyes | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Sunday, June 23, that SS Jose Reyes (ankle) will play one more minor-league rehab game with Triple-A Buffalo Monday, June 24, before joining Double-A New Hampshire. Barring any setbacks, he will re-join the team and come off the 15-day disabled list Thursday, June 27, against the Boston Red Sox.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (ankle) took batting practice and fielded ground balls at Yankee Stadium before the team's game Saturday, June 22.

SS | Ramiro Pena | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves have placed INF Ramiro Pena (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right shoulder. The move is retroactive to Monday, June 17. To fill Pena's spot on the 25-man roster, INF Paul Janish has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett.

SS | Brandon Crawford | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, San Francisco Giants SS Brandon Crawford (fingers) is available off the bench Friday, June 21, according to manager Bruce Bochy. The skipper is hopeful Crawford will be able to return to the starting lineup as soon as Saturday, June 22.

SS | Elvis Andrus | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers SS Elvis Andrus hit just .189 with a .265 on-base percentage in the leadoff spot when 2B Ian Kinsler was on the disabled list, and he's hitting .170 with a .419 OPS since his five-hit game in his first game hitting leadoff. Manager Ron Washington thinks the move in lineup spots has hurt Andrus. Washington has no intention of moving Andrus further down in the lineup to move OF Leonys Martin up. "Sometimes you just have to let guys struggle a little bit," Washington said. "When I was a player, I liked to know where I was hitting and I think these players like to also. They've accepted what we've had to do because of injuries and they do it because they are pros. But as soon as we are healthy and guys are getting back to what they normally do, you won't see all this moving around."

SS | Asdrubal Cabrera | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quadriceps) took ground balls and hit on the field Friday, June 21, and it's possible that he could return after the team's series against the Baltimore Orioles.

SS | Reid Brignac | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees designated SS Reid Brignac for assignment Friday, June 21.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) could begin a rehab assignment by July 1.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
The San Francisco Giants are expected to activate 3B Pablo Sandoval (foot) from the 15-day disabled list Monday, June 24.

3B | Chase Headley | San Diego Padres | Fantasy
San Diego Padres 3B Chase Headley had two hits in the game Saturday, June 22, for his first multi-hit game at Petco Park since May 16. That broke a streak of 26 straight games at home without a multi-hit game.

3B | Alberto Callaspo | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3B Alberto Callaspo has made seven errors in June after having just one miscue through the first two months of the season. Manager Mike Scioscia did not seem terribly concerned about the funk. "You're always going to have some issues where you're not full go, and right now, on the defensive side, there have been some plays the last couple weeks that he will make, he just hasn't gotten it done," Scioscia said.

3B | Matt Tuiasosopo | Detroit Tigers | Injury
Detroit Tigers OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) said he will not begin baseball activities until the team starts a road trip next weekend. The team's medical staff wants the injury to have time to heal in order to lower the risk of re-injury.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team is not seriously considering sending 3B Will Middlebrooks down to the minor leagues at this point. Farrell said SS Jose Iglesias is getting more starts at third base than Middlebrooks because Iglesias is hitting well while Middlebrooks has been struggling.


Catcher

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (forearm) played his first minor-league rehab game with Triple-A Toledo Sunday, June 23. He was hitless in three at-bats with a walk.

C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (hand) did not play Saturday, June 23, but manager Bob Melvin said he would have been available off the bench in an emergency.

C | Derek Norris | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris entered play Sunday, June 23, with three hits in his last 33 at-bats. He has been working recently with hitting coach Chili Davis to get his hands in a better position to start his swing. Norris had spent the offseason changing his approach at the plate to hit for more power but has now reverted back to hitting for a higher average and getting on base more frequently.

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Injury
New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (hand) has been taking light, dry swings at the team's spring training facility. Manager Joe Girardi said Cervelli likely will start hitting off a tee and taking soft toss in the near future.

C | Ramon Hernandez | free agent | Transaction
Los Angeles Dodgers C Ramon Hernandez cleared waivers and has been released.

C | Nick Ciuffo | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays have signed C Nick Ciuffo, their first-round selection in the 2013 MLB Draft. He will join the organization's rookie level team in the Gulf Coast League.

C | Travis d'Arnaud | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) has been limited to rehab work in the pool, which reduces the amount of weight being placed on his fractured left foot, according to assistant general manager John Ricco. The prospect will be re-evaluated in a couple of days before he is cleared to proceed to land-based running.

C | Tony Sanchez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Pittsburgh Pirates are expected to call up C Tony Sanchez from Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, June 21. SP Brandon Cumpton will be sent back to Indianapolis in a corresponding move.

C | David Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C David Ross (concussion) has been shut down indefinitely, and he'll be re-evaluated in early July.


Outfielder

OF | Oscar Taveras | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras (ankle) left the game Sunday, June 23, after driving in three runs at Triple-A Memphis with lingering soreness in his high ankle sprain.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (groin) hopes to return Tuesday, June 25.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (leg) left the game Sunday, June 23, against the Washington Nationals due to leg cramps due to dehydration.

OF | Engel Beltre | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers recalled OF Engel Beltre from Triple-A Round Rock Sunday, June 23, to replace the injured OF Craig Gentry (hand). Manager Ron Washington said he will find time to play Beltre, who is considered an above-average defensive outfielder. "He plays hard," Washington said. "He's got a good bat, he can run, play defense. I will find some playing time for him, but he is not here to unseat (OF Leonys Martin). We needed a center fielder and he was the center fielder we had down there."

OF | Leonys Martin | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Leonys Martin has started the past 12 games, including Sunday, June 23, against the St. Louis Cardinals, and his regular playing time is expected to continue. OF Craig Gentry (hand) landed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday.

OF | Craig Gentry | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers placed OF Craig Gentry (hand) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 23, due to a non-displaced fracture of his left hand. The move is retroactive to June 21. An MRI found the damage Saturday, June 22. He was hit by a pitch June 18. "They just felt it was a bone bruise," Gentry said. "They said they could have done a hundred X-rays and it would have never shown up. It took the MRI to discover it."

OF | Aaron Hicks | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Twins OF Aaron Hicks (hamstring) was cleared to begin a minor-league rehab assignment after a workout Sunday, June 23. He will join Triple-A Rochester on the road in Louisville Monday, June 24.

OF | Carlos Gomez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Carlos Gomez (shoulder) left the game Sunday, June 23, against the Atlanta Braves after injuring his shoulder on a diving catch attempt. The team said he suffered a shoulder sprain.

OF | Peter Bourjos | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos (thumb) left the game Sunday, June 23, against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to a left thumb injury. He was injured sliding into second base in the second inning.

OF | Shane Victorino | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Shane Victorino (back) left the game against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, June 23, because of lower back tightness.

OF | Thomas Neal | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the New York Yankees optioned OF Thomas Neal to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for SP Ivan Nova on the 25-man roster.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Entering play Sunday, June 23, Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava (thumb) had two hits in his last 24 at-bats. He has been bothered by a sore left thumb that has been taped up when he plays but manager John Farrell said the injury is "not something that makes a huge impact or keeps him out of the lineup."

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have placed OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) in the 15-day disabled list because of an intercostal injury. In a corresponding move, the team recalled 3B Zach Lutz from Triple-A Las Vegas.

OF | Andres Torres | San Francisco Giants | Injury
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said there is a possibility that OF Andres Torres (knee) will be able to play Sunday, June 23.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) may need to undergo surgery after an MRI revealed a small tear in his left hamstring. Pagan said he wants to get a second option before deciding on whether to get surgery. Pagan would be out for six weeks if he does undergo surgery.

OF | Jarrod Dyson | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction
The Kansas City Royals have activated OF Jarrod Dyson (ankle) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned 2B Chris Getz to Triple-A Omaha.

OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Injury
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (back) was scratched from the starting lineup Saturday, June 22, because of back soreness.

OF | Mike Morse | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners have activated OF Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring) from the 60-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team placed OF Mike Morse (quadriceps) on the 15-day disabled list with a right quadriceps strain. The team also designated OF Eric Thames for assignment.

OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham is getting the day off against the Cleveland Indians Saturday, June 22. Manager Ron Gardenhire said his knee was not bothering him.

OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes (hamstring) played left field against the Seattle Mariners Friday, June 21, after having served as the designated hitter for the previous seven games Although he said he wasn't at 100 percent, Cespedes went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs.

OF | Carlos Quentin | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Carlos Quentin (shoulder) was able to take on-field batting practice Friday, June 21. It marked the first time he had attempted to swing a bat since he injured himself while swinging June 14.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) will begin a three-game rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque Saturday, June 22. He will serve as the designated hitter in the first game and play in the outfield in the remaining games. Kemp is expected to be activated from the disabled list next week.

OF | Josh Hamilton | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Josh Hamilton (wrist) said he expects to be ready to play Tuesday, June 25. He received a shot for his injured wrist and was wearing a brace on the wrist.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier (knee) did not start Friday, June 21, against the San Diego Padres due to swelling in his left knee. Manager Don Mattingly is hopeful Ethier can return Saturday, June 22.

OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig is likely to move to left field once OF Matt Kemp (hamstring) is activated from the 15-day disabled list. When OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) returns sometime in mid-July, the team will have four outfielders for three spots, but Puig is likely to keep a starting job.

OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (finger) returned to the starting lineup Friday, June 21, against the Washington Nationals. He finished hitless in three at-bats with a walk and two strikeouts.

OF | Juan Lagares | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets OF Juan Lagares had a pair of doubles in three hits Friday, June 21, against the Philadelphia Phillies, and he also made a highlight reel catch in the fifth inning to save a run.

OF | Jose Tabata | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Jose Tabata (oblique) started a minor-league rehab assignment with Triple-A Indianapolis Friday, June 21.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (pinkie) had a pin removed from his hand Thursday, June 20, and he'll attempt to grip a bat next. Granderson said he had no pain in his finger. He's been doing lower-body lifting but hasn't done anything with his upper body.

OF | Corey Patterson | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees signed free-agent OF Corey Patterson (Mariners) to a minor league deal Friday, June 21, and assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was hitting only .175 with a homer and eight RBIs in 19 games with Triple-A Tacoma.

OF | Brent Lillibridge | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees acquired INF/OF Brent Lillibridge from the Chicago Cubs Friday, June 21, in exchange for a player to be named or cash considerations.

OF | Manny Ramirez | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have no interest in signing Taiwanese League OF Manny Ramirez, according to an official with knowledge of the team's thinking.

OF | Collin Cowgill | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets are seeking to elicit trade offers for OF Collin Cowgill, who was designated for assignment earlier this week. However, the team will try to pass him through waivers and send him to Triple-A Las Vegas if they are unable to find a suitable deal. Cowgill hit only .180 with two home runs in 61 at-bats this year.

OF | Zoilo Almonte | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Zoilo Almonte is making his first career big league start Friday, June 21, and he could be in line for more starts over slumping OF Vernon Wells, who is batting .107 in June and .221 on the year. Manager Joe Girardi is taking it day-to-day. Almonte hit .297 with a .789 OPS at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

OF | Norichika Aoki | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers activated OF Norichika Aoki from the paternity list Friday, June 21, and optioned OF Josh Prince to Triple-A Nashville in a corresponding move.

OF | Bryce Harper | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Bryce Harper (knee) is expected to start his rehab assignment with Single-A Potomac Tuesday, June 25.

OF | Avisail Garcia | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers placed OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left intercostal Friday, June 21. The move is retroactive to June 20. In corresponding moves, the team recalled OF Avisail Garcia and RP Al Alburquerque from Triple-A Toledo.

OF | Charlie Blackmon | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies OF Dexter Fowler (finger) isn't expected to land on the disabled list after X-rays on his right ring finger came back negative. He's hoping to play Friday, June 21. OF Corey Dickerson will be used as outfield depth, and he cannot play center field. OF Charlie Blackmon is more versatile, but Dickerson was swinging the bat much better down on the farm.

OF | Scott Van Slyke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke (shoulder) will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque Friday, June 21.

OF | Ryan Langerhans | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Toronto Blue Jays released OF Ryan Langerhans Friday, June 21.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Michael Wacha | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Michael Wacha will be skipped a couple of turns at Triple-A Memphis to limit his innings.

SP | Taylor Jordan | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
The Washington Nationals are expected to call up SP Taylor Jordan to replace SP Dan Haren (shoulder) in the rotation.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Sunday, June 23. He is expected to throw another Tuesday, June 25.

SP | Dan Haren | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Washington Nationals SP Dan Haren (shoulder) is battling shoulder stiffness. He said Sunday, June 23, that he will have an MRI, but he doesn't think his injury is too bad.

SP | Brett Myers | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday, June 23, that P Brett Myers (elbow) will be converted to a relief role in his comeback from the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Kyle Gibson | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins announced Sunday, June 23, that SP Kyle Gibson will make his long-awaited Major League debut Saturday, June 29, against the Kansas City Royals. Gibson posted a 3.01 ERA with 79 strikeouts and just 28 walks over 92 2/3 innings for Triple-A Rochester while allowing just four hits and a groundball rate of 55 percent.

SP | Edinson Volquez | San Diego Padres | Fantasy,
San Diego Padres SP Edinson Volquez walked seven batters in his start Saturday, June 22, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is the first Padres pitcher to do so since SP Tim Stauffer Aug. 30, 2011. Volquez is also the first San Diego pitcher to walk seven or more hitters and strike out seven or more batters in the same game since former SP Eric Show May 15, 1986.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) is making a rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis Sunday, June 23. If all goes well, he could be activated from the disabled list Saturday, June 29.

SP | Marco Estrada | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada (hamstring) will make a rehab appearance with Class A Wisconsin Sunday, June 23.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) will throw a bullpen session this week.

SP | Kyle Drabek | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Kyle Drabek (elbow) allowed two runs on five hits in 2 1/3 innings in a rehab start for Class A Dunedin Saturday, June 22, with no walks and two strikeouts.

SP | Nick Blackburn | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Nick Blackburn (wrist) will throw a simulated game Monday, June 24, and could begin pitching for the organization's Gulf Coast League affiliate shortly thereafter.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox P Franklin Morales (shoulder) left the game against the Detroit Tigers in the seventh inning Saturday, June 22, after feeling discomfort in his left shoulder after throwing a pitch to 2B Omar Infante. Morales will be re-examined Sunday, June 23, and manager John Farrell said he could be placed on the disabled list.

SP | Ian Kennedy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Ian Kennedy threw a two-inning simulated game Saturday, June 22. He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday, June 29, after being reinstated from his suspension, according to manager Kirk Gibson.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins have placed SP Mike Pelfrey (back) on the 15-day disabled list because of a back strain. The move is retroactive to Wednesday, June 19. In a corresponding move, P Pedro Hernandez was recalled from Triple-A Rochester and was given the spot start Sunday, June 23, against the Cleveland Indians.

SP | Anibal Sanchez | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) went through a long-toss session before the team's game Saturday, June 22.

SP | Zach McAllister | Cleveland Indians | Injury,
Cleveland Indians SP Zach McAllister (finger) is scheduled to throw from 120 feet Sunday, June 22. Manager Terry Francona said McAllister will begin a second throwing program without wearing a protective tape on his hand before throwing off a mound. There is no timetable for McAllister's return.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) threw a light side session Saturday, June 22, and is scheduled to throw four innings in a simulated game Monday, June 24. Chen is expected to begin a rehab assignment after the simulated game.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction,
The San Diego Padres placed SP Clayton Richard (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list with a left should strain and optioned OF Jaff Decker to Triple-A Tucson. In corresponding moves, the team recalled RP Anthony Bass and RP Brad Boxberger from Triple-A Tucson.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said SP Clay Buchholz (neck) likely will have to make one rehab start in the minor leagues before returning to the starting rotation. Buchholz was expected to throw a bullpen session Saturday, June 22, but was only able to throw on flat ground.

SP | Chris Capuano | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said SP Chris Capuano will be on a pitch count of around 75 pitches Sunday, June 23, because he will be pitching on short rest.

SP | Tyler Lyons | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction,
The St. Louis Cardinals have optioned SP Tyler Lyons to Triple-A Memphis. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Michael Blazek from Triple-A Memphis.

SP | David Price | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP David Price (triceps) is scheduled to make his next rehab start Wednesday, June 26, for Class A Port Charlotte.

SP | Allen Webster | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox have called up SP Allen Webster from Triple-A Pawtucket to start against the Detroit Tigers Saturday, June 22. In a corresponding move, RP Pedro Beato has been optioned to Pawtucket.

SP | Martin Perez | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have optioned RP Joseph Ortiz to Triple-A Round Rock, to make room for SP Martin Perez on the 25-man roster.

SP | Joe Kelly | St. Louis Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals P Joe Kelly could be moved into the starting rotation after tossing five scoreless innings in relief of SP Tyler Lyons Friday, June 21, against the Texas Rangers. After winning his first two starts, Lyons is 0-3 with an 8.19 ERA in his last four outings. He allowed four runs on three hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings Friday.

SP | Edgar G. Gonzalez | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SP Edgar G. Gonzalez (shoulder) has started a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Oklahoma City.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Steven Johnson (oblique) threw 25 pitches from 60 feet Saturday, June 22.

SP | Dylan Bundy | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Dylan Bundy (forearm) threw two sets of 25 pitches from 60 feet Friday, June 21. It is not known when he will be able to throw off a mound.

SP | Brandon McCarthy | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Friday, June 21. He is scheduled to throw another bullpen session at a later date.

SP | Cole Hamels | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy,
Philadelphia Phillies SP Cole Hamels allowed four runs, seven hits and three walks over six innings Friday, June 21, against the New York Mets, and he was charged with his MLB-leading 11th loss of the season.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (illness) returned to the hill Friday, June 21, against the Toronto Blue Jays after missing his last start due to illness. He allowed four runs and four hits over six innings in a no-decision.

SP | Dillon Gee | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (elbow) has been battling elbow tendinitis over his past few starts, but that hasn't hurt him. He has a 1.53 ERA with 32 strikeouts and just four walks over his past four outings heading into his start Saturday, June 22, against the Philadelphia Phillies.

SP | Randall Delgado | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks SP Randall Delgado will get another chance to start Sunday, June 23, against the Cincinnati Reds.

SP | Jerome Williams | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jerome Williams will make the start Saturday, June 22, in place of SP Jason Vargas (arm pit). P Billy Buckner will be used as a swing man.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (back, shoulder) has been cleared to resume his rehab from a lower back injury. He played catch Friday, June 21, and will throw a light bullpen session Saturday, June 22. How he responds will determine how the team uses him next.

SP | Jason Vargas | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim placed SP Jason Vargas (arm pit) on the 15-day disabled list with a blood clot in his left arm pit area Friday, June 21, and recalled P Billy Buckner from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding move.

SP | Taijuan Walker | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners promoted SP Taijuan Walker to Triple-A Tacoma Friday, June 21.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler will make his second major league start against the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, June 25, and he'll make his home debut against the Washington Nationals June 30.

SP | Jonathon Niese | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Jonathon Niese (shoulder) was diagnosed with a partial tear of his rotator cuff. Surgery isn't being discusses right now, and he'll rest for two weeks and then receive another MRI exam.

SP | Alex Colome | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Alex Colome will start Saturday, June 22.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Maikel Cleto | Kansas City Royals | Transaction
The Kansas City Royals claimed RP Maikel Cleto off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 23. To make room on the 40-man roster, the team designated OF Quintin Berry for assignment.

RP | Michael Stutes | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction,
The Philadelphia Phillies placed RP Michael Stutes (biceps) on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, June 23, and recalled RP Phillippe Aumont from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to take his roster spot.

RP | Chris Perez | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Sunday, June 23, that RP Chris Perez (shoulder) will throw a minor-league rehab game Tuesday, June 25, or Wednesday, June 26, prior to his activation from the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Chad Gaudin | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
If San Francisco Giants SP Chad Gaudin (elbow) is unable to make his start Tuesday, June 25, SP Michael Kickham is expected to go in his stead.

RP | Joe Paterson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction,
The Arizona Diamondbacks optioned RP Joe Paterson to Triple-A Reno Sunday, June 24. The move clears a roster spot for the return of 2B Aaron Hill (hand) from the 15-day disabled list.

RP | Brad Brach | San Diego Padres | Transaction,
The San Diego Padres recalled RPs Brad Brach and Miles Mikolas from Triple-A Tucson Sunday, June 23, and optioned RPs Anthony Bass and Brad Boxberger.

RP | Sean Burnett | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RPs Sean Burnett (elbow) and Robert Coello (shoulder) will head to extended spring camp to continue their rehab. However, manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, June 23, that the two will simply receive treatment, and they won't throw a baseball for "a while."

RP | Ryan Madson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said Sunday, June 23, that RP Ryan Madson (elbow) could be shut down for the season. "As the calendar turns, it becomes more of a possibility," Scioscia said. Madson continues to be play catch on flat ground, but it is uncertain when he'll be able to resume throwing from a mound.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks could activate 3B Eric Chavez (oblique) and RP J.J. Putz (elbow) from the disabled list later this week - possibly as soon as Friday, June 28.

RP | Francisco Rodriguez | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez became the 25th closer in MLB history to reach 300 career saves Saturday, June 22, against the Atlanta Braves. He has converted all six of his save opportunities this season and has only been scored upon in one of his 16 appearances this year.

RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Nick Masset (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Saturday, June 22, and said it went really well. He said he is throwing close to 100 percent at this point and is confident that he will be able to pitch in the majors this season.

RP | Brandon Gomes | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays RP Brandon Gomes (lat) will begin his minor league rehab assignment Monday, June 24, with Class A Port Charlotte.

RP | Hisanori Takahashi | Colorado Rockies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have traded RP Hisanori Takahashi to the Colorado Rockies, in exchange for a player to be named later.

RP | Mike Adams | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies have placed RP Mike Adams (biceps) on the 15-day disabled list with biceps tendonitis. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P J.C. Ramirez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. The team also designated INF Michael Martinez for assignment.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants RP Santiago Casilla (leg) threw 20 pitches Thursday, June 20, and he ran at 50 percent Friday, June 21. Casilla reported no pain, and he is scheduled to throw another bullpen session Saturday, June 22. He might face live hitting as early as next week.

RP | Chris Bootcheck | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees re-signed RP Chris Bootcheck Friday, June 21. He cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Tuesday, June 18. He elected free agency, but has signed a minor-league deal with the team. He will report to SWB.

RP | Jeremy Affeldt | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he'll keep RP Jeremy Affeldt in the eighth inning setup role with RP Santiago Casilla (leg) out.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey is confident that he'll regain the closer's role after being demoted Thursday, June 20. "Hopefully, we have save opportunities every night," manager John Farrell said. "If he's not available, we have confidence it could be Junichi (Tazawa), it could be Andrew Miller and in time Andrew Bailey." The team's decision to use RP Koji Uehara as the primary closer is mainly due to his experience in the role before.

Farrell is leaving the door open for Bailey to reclaim the job, though. "I thought last night, despite the outcome, he was down in the zone better and used his breaking ball a little bit more, but it ends up in a two-run homer to walk if off for them," Farrell said. "He needs to regain some momentum and some confidence on his part, realize some positive results and carries that back into the ninth inning." Bailey has allowed four home runs and seven earned runs in his last five outings.

RP | Jose Valverde | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated that RP Jose Valverde could still be useful as a closer if the team gets him fixed. Dombrowski said Valverde is "a guy who can still close games for us."

RP | Logan Kensing | Colorado Rockies | Transaction,
The Colorado Rockies designated RP Logan Kensing for assignment Friday, June 21.

RP | Greg Burke | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The New York Mets placed SP Jonathon Niese (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list Friday, June 21, and recalled RP Greg Burke from the minors in a corresponding move.

RP | Joaquin Benoit | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Detroit Tigers designated RP Jose Valverde for assignment Friday, June 21.

RP | Yoshinori Tateyama | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees acquired RP Yoshinori Tateyama from the Texas Rangers Friday, June 21, and assigned him to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. It's unknown what the Rangers received in return.

RP | Michael Zagurski | New York Yankees | Transaction,
The New York Yankees signed free-agent RP Michael Zagurski (Pirates) to a minor league deal Friday, June 21.

RP | Deunte Heath | Chicago White Sox | Transaction,
The Chicago White Sox optioned RP Deunte Heath to the minors Thursday, June 20.

RP | Chris Withrow | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Dodgers optioned RP Chris Withrow to the minors Thursday, June 20.

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