Fantasy baseball players in the news
By KFFL Staff
1B | Mitch Moreland | Texas Rangers | Injury
Texas Rangers 1B Mitch Moreland (toe) was the designated hitter for the second straight game because of bruised left toe. Moreland said the toe is getting better and is able to play with injury.
1B | Adam Lind | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Adam Lind (back) has lingering soreness in his mid-back region, and he hasn't done anything besides taking light toss and hitting off a tee.
1B | Brock Peterson | St. Louis Cardinals | Transaction
The St. Louis Cardinals signed free-agent 1B Brock Peterson (Twins) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Aug. 14.
2B | Neil Walker | Pittsburgh Pirates | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (pinkie) is scheduled to meet with a hand specialist Thursday, Aug. 16, to have his dislocated pinkie examined.
2B | Orlando Hudson | Chicago White Sox | Injury
Chicago White Sox 2B Orlando Hudson (toe) left the game early Wednesday, Aug. 15, because of a bruised left toe. X-rays on the toe were negative and Hudson will be reevaluated Thursday, Aug. 16.
2B | Ryan Flaherty | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 2B Ryan Flaherty (illness) is playing third base and batting third for Triple-A Norfolk Wednesday, Aug. 15.
2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 2B Robinson Cano (neck) is out of the lineup with a stiff neck Wednesday, Aug. 15. INF Jayson Nix is starting in place of Cano at second base.
2B | Danny Espinosa | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa is hitting .370 with a double, three home runs and nine RBIs in his last 11 games, and he has a slash line of .307/.358/.496 in 31 games since July 16 to raise his average from .237 to .252. "He just made a lot of great adjustments," manager Davey Johnson said. "His approach is better. His stroke is better. Of course, the results are a lot better, too. He's having fun."
2B | Josh Rutledge | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Josh Rutledge (quadriceps) is out of the lineup again Wednesday, Aug. 15.
2B | Jose Lopez | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox signed free-agent 2B Jose Lopez (Indians) to a minor league deal Tuesday, Aug. 14.
2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia said he doesn't think skipper Bobby Valentine should be fired and denied a report that he and other teammates called for the firing of their manager during a meeting last month. "I don't think Bobby (Valentine) should be fired," Pedroia said. "We haven't played well. That's the bottom line. I'm not going to blame anything on Bobby. It's on the players. Last year wasn't on Tito (former manager Terry Francona). I know he took it hard. We were 99.7 percent in the playoffs last year, and we weren't in there. Anything can happen. Baseball's a crazy game."
SS | Steve Lombardozzi | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 2B Steve Lombardozzi had four hits Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SS | Jack Wilson | Atlanta Braves | Injury
Atlanta Braves SS Jack Wilson (pinkie) said he will receive a cortisone shot Sunday, Aug. 19, and is hoping to return to the team by Sept. 1. Wilson is not able to grip a bat or ball at this point because his knuckle is swollen but hopes the shot and rest will allow him to resume his rehab assignment next week.
SS | Yuniesky Betancourt | free agent | Free Agents
The Texas Rangers had internal discussions about the possibility of signing free-agent SS Yuniesky Betancourt (Royals) but are no longer interested in signing him.
SS | Brian Dozier | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins SS Brian Dozier will work on keeping his swing consistent in the minor leagues in hopes of earning a promotion in September. "He'd basically end up at times with a two-part swing," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "His front side would go one way and his back side would still be taking it back, and you'd get a loop. You saw a lot of balls going in the air."
SS | Ian Desmond | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals SS Ian Desmond (oblique) will hit sixth when he returns from the disabled list, likely Friday, Aug. 17. Desmond has been working out this week and said he feels great. INF Steve Lombardozzi could be sent to the minors when Desmond returns.
SS | Jamey Carroll | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins INFs Pedro Florimon, Jamey Carroll and Alexi Casilla will share time between shortstop and second base.
SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) had an excellent workout Wednesday, Aug. 15, as he progresses toward a possible early September return. He will need to play in a series of minor league games before he returns, though.
3B | Dallas McPherson | Pittsburgh Pirates | Transaction
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 3B Dallas McPherson (White Sox) to a minor league contract.
3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese snapped an 0-for-20 slump with a home run Wednesday, Aug. 15.
3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera became the first Tiger to hit 30 homers in five straight seasons Wednesday, Aug. 15.
3B | Adrian Beltre | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 3B Adrian Beltre is batting .216 with two home runs and six RBIs in his last 25 games entering play Wednesday, Aug. 15. He still leads the team with a .301 batting average.
3B | Josh Harrison | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker (finger) left the game early with a dislocated finger on his right hand Wednesday, Aug. 15, and he'll be evaluated further. INF Josh Harrison moved to second base to replace Walker.
3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hand) will undergo more X-rays Sunday, Aug. 19, before he's allowed to resume swinging a bat.
3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (wrist) is not in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 15, and will have an MRI exam on his sore wrist Thursday, Aug. 16. He could be dealing with tendonitis.
3B | Scott Rolen | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds 3B Scott Rolen (back) is returning to the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 15.
3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright has been slumping at the plate, and he's shown poor posture at the dish during his funk. Hitting coach Dave Hudgens has noticed Wright slouching forward in his stance in recent weeks. The poor posture has caused Wright's swing to become longer, lessening his ability to drive the ball to the opposite field.
3B | Placido Polanco | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies 3B Placido Polanco (back) feels good other than some lingering tightness, and he expects to be the everyday third baseman when he returns from the disabled list, most likely Monday, Aug. 20. He'll start a rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater Thursday, Aug. 16, playing six innings in the field. He'll then serve as the designated hitter Friday, Aug. 17, and play nine innings in the field Saturday, Aug. 18.
C | Yorvit Torrealba | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C Yorvit Torrealba is expected to join the team Tuesday, Aug. 21, and he'll split time behind the plate with C Jeff Mathis until C J.P. Arencibia (hand) returns from the disabled list.
C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (back) is expected to miss two or three days with mid-back tightness.
C | Wilin Rosario | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies C Wilin Rosario (ankle) was icing his left ankle after the game Tuesday, Aug. 14. He initially injured his ankle July 20, and he hasn't been very mobile since the injury. Rosario is hitting only .220 in 15 games since, but he's hit four home runs and knocked in eight runs in that time. "I don't know what fatigue is or any of those things, but I'm playing, and I like to play," said Rosario, who did not start Wednesday afternoon's game against the Brewers. "When the game starts, the pain goes. It comes back after the game, but not when I'm playing."
C | John Buck | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins C John Buck struck out three times Wednesday, Aug. 15, and is hitting only .120 in day games this year.
C | Rob Johnson | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets optioned C Rob Johnson to Triple-A Buffalo Wednesday, Aug. 15, to make room on the roster for C Kelly Shoppach.
OF | Nelson Cruz | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers 2B Ian Kinsler and OF Nelson Cruz are out of the lineup Thursday, Aug. 16.
OF | Dewayne Wise | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Dewayne Wise homered and drove in four runs Wednesday, Aug. 15.
OF | Josh Hamilton | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Josh Hamilton hit two homers Wednesday, Aug. 15.
OF | Brandon Belt | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 1B Brandon Belt is hitting .407 over his last 18 games.
OF | Mike Morse | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Mike Morse extended his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday, Aug. 15.
OF | David DeJesus | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF David DeJesus hit two homers Wednesday, Aug. 15.
OF | Yoenis Cespedes | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Yoenis Cespedes has not gotten an extra-base hit in his last 13 games.
OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick is hitting .134 with 26 strikeouts over his past 15 games.
OF | Alfonso Soriano | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs OF Alfonso Soriano has cleared trade waivers and is eligible to be traded anywhere if he gives approval, according to sources. The San Francisco Giants may look to add him after OF Melky Cabrera was hit with a 50-game suspension Wednesday, Aug. 15. The Tampa Bay Rays have looked at Soriano, too. Soriano rejected a trade to San Francisco before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, but it's unknown if he would be willing to change his stance. However, he's unlikely to accept a trade to San Fran because he doesn't like the weather, and he's believed to prefer the East Coast. RP Carlos Marmol also cleared waivers.
OF | Cody Ross | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz said the recent media reports suggesting that players on the team were calling for the firing of manager Bobby Valentine have become a distraction for the team. "Things are getting to the point where it's not even about us winning or losing games," Ortiz said. "It's just, 'Let me get this guy's mind completely out of the game.' It's not what we're looking for." OF Cody Ross also agreed: "Enough is enough," the outfielder said. "We're professionals and we're here to play and do our jobs and win ballgames. All the outside and extracurricular stuff comes along with it, but we can't lose sight of our goal. It just gets tiring."
OF | Eric Young Jr. | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies manager Jim Tracy said OF Eric Young Jr. is currently the team's starting right fielder based on his recent play. OF Michael Cuddyer (oblique) will likely start at first base when he returns from the disabled list.
OF | Justin Ruggiano | Miami Marlins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Marlins OF Justin Ruggiano (abdominal) left the game early in the fourth inning Wednesday, Aug. 15, with a strained right abdominal muscle. He's being listed as day-to-day.
OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Ryan Braun is taking the day off Wednesday, Aug. 15, after going 6-for-42 (.143) in his last 10 games. He hasn't hit a home run since Aug. 1, but still leads the National League with 29 dingers.
OF | Colby Rasmus | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays OF Colby Rasmus (groin) is returning to the lineup as the designated hitter Wednesday, Aug. 15.
OF | Luke Scott | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Luke Scott (oblique) will remain on a rehab assignment likely through the weekend. The team wants Scott to "sharpen up" his swing and get some repetitions at first base.
OF | Melky Cabrera | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants OF Melky Cabrera will not appeal his 50-game suspension for a banned substance. His suspension will last throughout the remainder of the season.
OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OFs Mike Morse (thumb) and Jayson Werth (ankle) are both in the lineup Wednesday, Aug. 15.
OF | Denard Span | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Denard Span (shoulder) is hopeful he will avoid a trip to the disabled list, but he has yet to swing a bat after visiting with a chiropractor Tuesday, Aug. 14.
OF | Juan Pierre | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies manager Charlie Manuel would like to see OF Juan Pierre return to the team next season. "I can see a spot for him next year, yes sir. I can see a spot for him on about every National League team," Manuel said.
OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays OF Desmond Jennings and 2B Jeff Keppinger are sitting out Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SP | Daniel Cabrera | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction
The Arizona Diamondbacks acquired SP Daniel Cabrera from the Pittsburgh Pirates for an undisclosed package.
SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright allowed two runs and struck out five in six innings to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday, Aug. 15. He's 4-0 with a 2.04 ERA in his last five starts.
SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake allowed a run on four hits and struck out four in a complete-game victory over the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer allowed four hits and two walks while fanning 10 in seven shutout innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SP | Mark Buehrle | Miami Marlins | Fantasy
Miami Marlins SP Mark Buehrle reached 10 wins for the 12th straight season with his victory over the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday, Aug. 15. He allowed two runs in seven innings.
SP | Felix Doubront | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he expects SP Felix Doubront will rejoin the starting rotation for the homestand that starts this week. Doubront will throw a bullpen session that starts at some point this week.
SP | Jair Jurrjens | Atlanta Braves | Injury,
Atlanta Braves SP Jair Jurrjens (groin, head) left a rehab start for Triple-Gwinnett Wednesday, Aug. 15, because of dizziness. He will be evaluated further in the upcoming days.
SP | Drew Pomeranz | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Drew Pomeranz (pectoral) isn't worried about making his next tentative start Sunday, Aug. 19, against the Miami Marlins, although he's still dealing with some minor soreness. "He's a young kid that is learning all about the nuances of pitching at the major league level," manager Jim Tracy said. "Distinguishing between soreness and pain, those are the things you go through when you are a young pitcher."
SP | Jaime Garcia | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Jaime Garcia (shoulder) will return from the disabled list to start Sunday, Aug. 19, with SP Joe Kelly moving to the bullpen. Garcia struck out eight and walked three in five innings with Triple-A Memphis Tuesday, Aug. 14.
SP | Brian Matusz | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles still view SP Brian Matusz as a starting pitcher in the long term, but for now he'll pitch out of the bullpen.
SP | Felix Hernandez | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays Wednesday, Aug. 15. Hernandez struck out 12 hitters in the gem.
SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets SP Matt Harvey will be limited to around 170 innings this season, but the team thinks a six-man rotation will let him finish out the season.
SP | Anthony Swarzak | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins activated SP Anthony Swarzak (shoulder) from the disabled list Wednesday, Aug. 15, and optioned Ps Jeff Manship and Luis Perdomo to the minors in a corresponding move.
SP | Brandon Morrow | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Brandon Morrow (oblique) will make only one more rehab start before returning to the team.
SP | Dallas Braden | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Dallas Braden (shoulder) won't be back this year after he undergoes a second surgery on his left shoulder. The team is likely to non-tender him this offseason.
SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
The New York Mets will move to a six-man rotation after SP Jeremy Hefner starts Sunday, Aug. 19. However, SP R.A. Dickey will stay on normal rest.
SP | Sam LeCure | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Sam LeCure (shoulder) will test his shoulder Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros SP Bud Norris (foot) left his start early with a left foot contusion Wednesday, Aug. 15, after he was hit by a line drive.
SP | Shaun Marcum | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Shaun Marcum (shoulder) will make his second rehab start with Single-A Wisconsin Wednesday, Aug. 15, and the team hopes he can return as early as next week. The Brewers could go with a six-man rotation when Marcum is ready to return. SP Randy Wolf is expected to remain in the rotation for the rest of the year.
SP | Charlie Furbush | Seattle Mariners | Injury,
Seattle Mariners RP Charlie Furbush (triceps) tossed two scoreless innings in his latest rehab outing with Triple-A Tacoma Tuesday, Aug. 14.
SP | Guillermo Moscoso | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies SP Guillermo Moscoso will make the start against the Milwaukee Brewers Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SP | P.J. Walters | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
Minnesota Twins SPs P.J. Walters (shoulder) and Kyle Gibson (elbow) both pitched in rehab outings Tuesday, Aug. 14. Walters allowed two hits and a walk while striking out three in 2 1/3 scoreless innings with Triple-A Rochester. He threw 24 of his 41 pitches for strikes. Gibson gave up a run and three hits while walking one in three innings with Single-A Fort Myers.
SP | Anibal Sanchez | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Anibal Sanchez will have his next start pushed back to allow SP Doug Fister to start Sunday, Aug. 19. Sanchez has been struggling of late, and manager Jim Leyland felt it would be best to get him some extra rest. He is 1-3 with a 7.97 ERA in four starts with the team.
SP | Scott Richmond | Toronto Blue Jays | Transaction,
Toronto Blue Jays SP Scott Richmond cleared waivers and was outrighted to the minors Wednesday, Aug. 15.
SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Some Washington Nationals players are questioning the team's decision to shut down SP Stephen Strasburg before the end of the regular season this year. "You take the best pitchers off any team that has a chance to make it to the postseason and it's devastating," INF/OF Mark DeRosa said. "At the same time, we knew it going in. You kind of hoped the better we played the more the decision changed to the opposite."
RP | Jim Henderson | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers RP Jim Henderson blew his first save Wednesday, Aug. 15.
RP | Huston Street | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy,
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said RP Huston Street (quadriceps) is still walking with a limp and will not return when he is first eligible for come off the disabled list. There is no timetable for Street's return but he likely will not return before September.
RP | Jeremy Accardo | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Free Agents
The Oakland Athletics have signed free-agent RP Jeremy Accardo (Indians) to a minor league deal and have sent him to Triple-A Sacramento.
RP | Jason Frasor | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury,
Toronto Blue Jays RP Jason Frasor (elbow) is throwing from 120 feet Wednesday, Aug. 15, and is expected to return to a mound early next week. However, there is no timetable for his return.
RP | Francisco Cordero | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Houston Astros RP Francisco Cordero (toe) is feeling much better and hopes to go on a rehab assignment in the near future. He's still wearing a protective boot on his right foot. Cordero has given up 13 hits and 11 runs in five innings with the team, while also blowing two saves and taking three losses.
RP | Stephen Pryor | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy,
Seattle Mariners manager Eric Wedge has been comfortable using RP Stephen Pryor in higher leverage situations in the back of the bullpen, including in the ninth inning Tuesday, Aug. 14. "He's been really good," Wedge said. "I like his poise on the mound. I like the way he competes. I thought last night was big for him as he continues to move forward. The guy hits that leadoff double, we leave him out there, and he has to make big pitches in a tough situation. It was so important for us to keep it to one run - so important. I wanted to give him every opportunity. Notice, I didn't get anybody up. I wanted him to do it, and that's what he did." Pryor has held opposing batters hitless in 18 plate appearances with runners on base so far.
RP | Fernando Rodney | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays RPs Fernando Rodney and Joel Peralta are unlikely to be available Wednesday, Aug. 15, according to manager Joe Maddon.
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