Fantasy baseball players in the news (with video)

by KFFL Staff on January 22, 2013 @ 08:59:52 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Austin Gallagher | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Austin Gallagher was suspended 50 games Saturday, Jan. 19, after violating the minor league drug and prevention program.


Second Baseman

2B | Ryan Raburn | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent 2B Ryan Raburn (Tigers) to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training Monday, Jan. 21.

2B | Brian Roberts | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Brian Roberts (hernia) said he's not limited or restricted in any way following his offseason hernia surgery. "No, not really. I've been running and I'll start hitting off a coach and taking ground balls Monday (today in Sarasota). I'm doing as much, if not more, than I normally do in January in my entire career," Roberts said.


Third Baseman

3B | Matt Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter said he won't know how much progress he's made at second base until games start. "I don't even know yet," Carpenter said.


Catcher

C | Ronny Paulino | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Mariners signed free-agent C Ronny Paulino (Pirates) to a one-year, $1 million deal with $200,000 in possible incentives.

C | Yorvit Torrealba | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have extended an offer to free-agent C Yorvit Torrealba (Brewers) for a minor league deal.

C | Robinzon Diaz | Milwaukee Brewers | Transaction
The Milwaukee Brewers signed free-agent C Robinzon Diaz (Rangers) to a minor league deal.


Outfielder

OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (knee) is receiving a second opinion, and surgery will take place Thursday, Jan. 24, at the earliest.

OF | Delmon Young | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies are seriously considering signing free-agent OF Delmon Young (Tigers).

OF | Rick Ankiel | Houston Astros | Fantasy
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter seems to like OF Rick Ankiel, who can play all three outfield spots and possesses a plus arm. "He's a veteran guy with great leadership ability, and I think he's going to add to the leadership in our clubhouse and add to the leadership on the field, as well. You look at our roster, you look at the opportunity that presents itself, there's a definite opportunity for Rick to come in here and play well and be part of our 25-man roster," Porter said.

OF | David Murphy | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
The Texas Rangers could pursue a multi-year contract with OF David Murphy during spring training after signing him to a one-year, $5.775 million deal to avoid arbitration Monday, Jan. 21. The team could also approach OF Nelson Cruz about a long-term deal during spring training. Murphy isn't likely to want a long-term deal if it keeps him as the fourth outfielder, though.

OF | Michael Bourn | free agent | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The Houston Astros aren't expected to make any big moves heading into spring training, meaning free-agent SP Jair Jurrjens (Braves), OF Luke Scott (Rays), SP Kyle Lohse (Cardinals), SP Roy Oswalt (Rangers) and OF Michael Bourn (Braves) are unlikely to be signed.

OF | Ben Francisco | Cleveland Indians | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Indians have signed free-agent OF Ben Francisco (Rays) to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Armando Galarraga | Cincinnati Reds | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Reds signed free-agent SP Armando Galarraga (Diamondbacks) to a minor league deal.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay will throw off a mound for the first time this offseason Tuesday, Jan. 22.

SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
The Seattle Mariners are thinking about offering SP Felix Hernandez a four-year, $100 million extension. Adding that to the two years left on his deal, it would make it a six-year, $139.5 million commitment.

SP | Erik Bedard | Houston Astros | Transaction
The Houston Astros signed SP Erik Bedard (Pirates) to a Minor League contract Monday, Jan. 21. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
The Washington Nationals could choose to sign SP Jordan Zimmermann to a long-term contract in order to avoid arbitration this year. Zimmermann is asking for $5.8 million, while the Nats countered with $4.6 million. SS Ian Desmond, who is also under control until the 2016 season, is another candidate for a multi-year deal.

SP | Francisco Liriano | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents,
The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to an adjusted two-year contract with free-agent SP Francisco Liriano (arm). Liriano will receive $12.75 million if he does not miss any time because of his right arm injury but his salary in the first year will be reduced if he misses time because of the injury.

SP | Pat Misch | Detroit Tigers | Transaction,
The Detroit Tigers signed free-agent SP Pat Misch (Phillies) to a minor league deal Sunday, Jan. 20.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Pedro Feliciano | New York Mets | Transaction,
The New York Mets signed free-agent RP Pedro Feliciano (Yankees) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Monday, Jan. 21.

RP | Andrew Bailey | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox RP Andrew Bailey will make $3.9 million as he avoided salary arbitration. Others that avoided arbitration Friday, Jan. 18, are RP Daniel Bard ($1.8625 million), RP Andrew Miller ($1.475 million) and RP Franklin Morales ($1.4875 million).

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