Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 15, 2010 @ 13:08:51 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Doug Mientkiewicz | free agent | Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Florida Marlins minor league 1B Doug Mientkiewicz opted out of his contract with Triple-A New Orleans Thursday, May 13, according to Mike Triplett of The New Orleans Times-Picayune. The parent club had to call him up by Friday, May 14, or allow his 10-day contract to expire.

1B | Hank Blalock | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays have purchased the contract of IF Hank Blalock from Triple-A Durham, according to The Associated Press.

1B | Ryan Garko | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, the Texas Rangers have optioned 1B Ryan Garko to Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to USAToday.com.


Second Baseman

2B | Dan Uggla | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins 2B Dan Uggla went 2-for-4 Friday, May 14, against the New York Mets, with two home runs and four RBIs, according to The Associated Press. It was his 10th career multihomer game.

2B | Akinori Iwamura | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Akinori Iwamura went 0-for-6 Friday, May 14, and is now hitless in his last 24 at-bats, according to The Associated Press.


Shortstop

SS | Jose Reyes | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel is considering making several lineup changes to shake up a struggling offense, according to The Associated Press. SS Jose Reyes is batting .215 for the season, OF Jeff Francoeur is hitting .132 since April 16, and 3B David Wright has struck out 20 times in his last 41 at-bats. Significant changes are not expected until Sunday, May 16, at the earliest, because the team faces a left-hander (SP Nate Robertson of the Florida Marlins) Saturday, May 15.

SS | Omar Vizquel | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox IF Omar Vizquel made the first start of his career at designated hitter against the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press. He was inserted into the lineup due to various injuries and illnesses to other players and batted ninth. It was Vizquel's 2,753rd career game and he went 1-for-4 with a run scored.

SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins (calf) is set to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Class A Clearwater Saturday, May 15, according to The Associated Press.

SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, the San Diego Padres have activated SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list, according to USAToday.com.

SS | Lance Zawadzki | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
The San Diego Padres have optioned SS Lance Zawadzki to Triple-A Portland, according to USAToday.com.

SS | Jack Wilson | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SS Jack Wilson (hamstring) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A West Tennessee Saturday, May 15, according to The Associated Press. He could rejoin the parent club in a week.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a grand slam Friday, May 14, against the Minnesota Twins, according to The Associated Press. It was his 587th career home run, allowing him to move past Frank Robinson on the all-time list. Rodriguez tied Eddie Murray for third place on the career slams list with 19, trailing only Lou Gehrig (23) and Manny Ramirez (21).

3B | Jorge Cantu | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins 3B Jorge Cantu was held out of the lineup Friday, May 14, against the New York Mets, because he was 3-for-20 in his career against SP Oliver Perez, according to The Associated Press.


Catcher

C | Neil Wilson | Florida Marlins | Transaction, Fantasy
Florida Marlins C Neil Wilson has been promoted from Double-A Carolina to Triple-A New Orleans, according to Mike Triplett of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

C | J.R. House | New York Mets | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The New York Mets have signed free-agent C J.R. House (Braves) to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Buffalo, according to USAToday.com.

C | Wil Nieves | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wil Nieves is starting behind the plate Friday, May 14, over C Ivan Rodriguez, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. OF Willie Harris is also starting in left field over OF Josh Willingham.

C | Jorge Posada | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees C Jorge Posada is out of the starting lineup Friday, May 14, because manager Joe Girardi does not want Posada to catch in three straight games, according to The Journal News.


Outfielder

OF | Johnny Damon | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers OF Casper Wells is expected to start against the Boston Red Sox Saturday, May 14, in order to give OF Johnny Damon a day off, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Drew Stubbs | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Drew Stubbs went 1-for-4 against the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, May 14, with a home run and three RBIs, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Jose Guillen | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals DH Jose Guillen went 2-for-4 Friday, May 14, against the Chicago White Sox, with an RBI and a run scored, according to The Associated Press. He had entered hitless in his previous 22 at-bats.

OF | Carlos Quentin | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Carlos Quentin (stomach) was scratched from the lineup against the Kansas City Royals Friday, May 14, due to a stomach virus, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Craig Gentry | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have optioned P Doug Mathis and OF Craig Gentry to Triple-A Oklahoma City, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Val Pascucci | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Val Pascucci has been assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, according to USAToday.com.

OF | Steve Pearce | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OF Steve Pearce (knee) left the game early Friday, May 14, with soreness behind his right knee, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Marlon Byrd | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Marlon Byrd hit a solo home run in a losing effort Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press.

OF | Garrett Jones | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates OFs Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones both homered and set career highs with five hits each in a winning effort Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press. McCutchen scored five times and also stole two bases. Jones now has five homers this year.

OF | Matt Joyce | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury
Tampa Bay Rays OF Matt Joyce (elbow) is back hitting and throwing, and said his elbow feels the best it has since before Spring Training, according to The Tampa Tribune's Tony Fabrizio. Joyce will begin a rehab assignment next week.

OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers activated OF Nelson Cruz (hamstring) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, May 14, according to ESPN.com. Cruz is in the lineup Friday against the Toronto Blue Jays.

OF | Willie Harris | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals C Wil Nieves is starting behind the plate Friday, May 14, over C Ivan Rodriguez, according to The Washington Post's Adam Kilgore. OF Willie Harris is also starting in left field over OF Josh Willingham.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (back) is back in the starting lineup Friday, May 14, after sitting out two games with a sore back, according to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer's Greg Johns.

OF | Mike Cameron | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Mike Cameron (abdominal) will play left field for Triple-A Pawtucket Friday, May 14, and will return to center field when he returns to the majors, according to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham.

OF | Andruw Jones | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen said OF Andruw Jones (neck) will not play Friday, May 14, but could return to the lineup Saturday, May 15, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.

OF | Alex Rios | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Alex Rios is hitting .429 (15-for-35) with three home runs and eight RBIs in the month of May, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez.


Starting Pitcher

SP | A.J. Burnett | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees SP A.J. Burnett allowed three runs (two earned) on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings Friday, May 14, against the Minnesota Twins, according to The Associated Press. He walked four and struck out four but ended up with a no-decision.

SP | Scott Baker | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SP Scott Baker (4-3) allowed five runs on 10 hits over six innings Friday, May 14, in a loss against the New York Yankees, according to The Associated Press. He walked one and struck out nine.

SP | Wade Davis | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP Wade Davis (3-3) allowed three runs on five hits over six innings in a loss to the Seattle Mariners Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press. He walked three and struck out two.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (4-3) allowed one run on three hits over 6 1/3 innings Friday, May 14, in a victory against the Detroit Tigers, according to The Associated Press. He walked five and struck out three.

SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer (1-4) allowed six runs on six hits over five innings Friday, May 14, in a loss against the Boston Red Sox, according to The Associated Press. He walked two and struck out one.

SP | Oliver Perez | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets SP Oliver Perez (0-3) allowed seven runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings Friday, May 14, in a loss to the Florida Marlins, with three walks and five strikeouts, according to The Associated Press. He is in jeopardy of losing his spot in the starting rotation after being unable to make it out of the fourth inning for the second consecutive start. Perez remains winless since Aug. 18, 2009.

SP | Anibal Sanchez | Florida Marlins | Fantasy
Florida Marlins SP Anibal Sanchez (2-2) allowed two runs on four hits over seven innings Friday, May 14, in a loss to the New York Mets, according to The Associated Press. He walked two and struck out seven.

SP | Aaron Harang | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Aaron Harang (2-5) allowed four runs on eight hits over six innings Friday, May 14, in a loss against the St. Louis Cardinals, according to The Associated Press. He walked two and struck out five.

SP | Mark Buehrle | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SP Mark Buehrle (2-5) allowed six runs (five earned) on eight hits over six innings Friday, May 14, in a loss to the Kansas City Royals, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (4-2) allowed two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings in a victory over the Cincinnati Reds, according to The Associated Press. He walked one and struck out six.

SP | Doug Fister | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Doug Fister (3-1) allowed one run on four hits over five innings Friday, May 14, in a win against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to The Associated Press. He walked three and struck out two.

SP | Gil Meche | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals SP Gil Meche allowed one run on four hits over six innings Friday, May 14, against the Chicago White Sox, according to The Associated Press. He walked two and struck out four.

SP | Jason Marquis | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Washington Nationals SP Jason Marquis (elbow) will miss approximately eight weeks after undergoing surgery to remove bone chips from his right elbow Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press. He is expected to begin rehab shortly.

SP | Brian Burres | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Brian Burres allowed six runs and seven hits in four innings in a no-decision against the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press. He had thrown 13 1/3 scoreless innings before the outing.

SP | Tom Gorzelanny | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs SP Tom Gorzelanny gave up a season-high five runs and nine hits in five innings in a no-decision against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press.

SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves SP Jair Jurrjens (hamstring) will need at least three more weeks to heal after undergoing an MRI exam Thursday, May 13, that revealed swelling, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Carroll Rogers. Jurrjens likely won't be back on the mound until mid to late June. P Kris Medlen will remain in the rotation.

SP | Armando Galarraga | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Armando Galarraga will be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start against the Boston Red Sox Sunday, May 16, according to The Detroit News' Lynn Henning. Galarraga is 4-2 with a 3.92 ERA in seven starts with Toledo. His roster spot will be cleared when the team options OF Casper Wells back to the minors.

SP | Josh Beckett | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox SP Josh Beckett (back) will throw a side session Saturday, May 15, and is tentatively scheduled to start against the New York Yankees Tuesday, May 18, according to The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Joba Chamberlain | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees RP Joba Chamberlain (1-1) struck out all three batters he faced Friday, May 14, in a victory against the Minnesota Twins, according to The Associated Press.

RP | David Aardsma | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners CL David Aardsma recorded his ninth save of the season Friday, May 14, against the Tampa Bay Rays, according to The Associated Press. He struck out two of the three batters he faced.

RP | J.P. Howell | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Rays RP J.P. Howell (shoulder) will throw his simulated game Tuesday, May 18, according to The Associated Press.

RP | Ryan Franklin | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals CL Ryan Franklin earned his eighth save of the season against the Cincinnati Reds Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press. He allowed one run on three hits in one inning of work.

RP | Pedro Strop | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers have recalled RPs Guillermo Moscoso and Pedro Strop from Triple-A Oklahoma City to help an overworked bullpen, according to The Associated Press. Rangers relievers lead the American League with 120 2/3 innings pitched and have logged 32 1/3 innings over the last eight games.

RP | Jose Mijares | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming previous reports, the Minnesota Twins have activated RP Jose Mijares (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list, according to USAToday.com.

RP | Carlos Zambrano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs RP Carlos Zambrano allowed four runs in his inning of work in a loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates Friday, May 14, according to The Associated Press.

RP | Pat Neshek | Minnesota Twins | Injury
Minnesota Twins RP Pat Neshek (palm) said his finger injury was misdiagnosed, and it is his palm that is actually injured, according to The Associated Press.

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