Fantasy baseball players in the news
By KFFL Staff
1B | Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo is out of the lineup Wednesday, Oct. 3.
1B | Chris Davis | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles DH Chris Davis hit a home run in his sixth straight game Tuesday, Oct. 2.
1B | Adam LaRoche | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 1B Adam LaRoche hit his career-high 33rd homer Tuesday, Oct. 2. He also has 100 RBI on the season.
1B | Eric Hosmer | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Royals 1B Eric Hosmer (shoulder) said Tuesday, Oct. 2, that he will not require offseason surgery for his strained right rotator cuff.
1B | Prince Fielder | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera and 1B Prince Fielder are both in the lineup Tuesday, Oct. 2, despite locking up the American League Central title Monday, Oct. 1.
1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (wrist) will undergo surgery on his wrist Thursday, Oct. 4.
1B | Jason Giambi | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies 1B Jason Giambi (hernia) will undergo surgery to fix a hernia in his groin area. He still wants to play another season next year.
1B | Adrian Gonzalez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers 1B Adrian Gonzalez extended his hitting streak to a team-high 13 games Monday, Oct. 1, by hitting his career-high 47th double of the season.
2B | Jose Altuve | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 2B Jose Altuve (groin) is out of the lineup Wednesday, Oct. 3.
2B | Marco Scutaro | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 2B Marco Scutaro extended his hitting streak to 19 games Tuesday, Oct. 2.
2B | Dustin Pedroia | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (finger) isn't expected to need surgery to fix an avulsion fracture of the ring finger of his left hand.
SS | Jimmy Rollins | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins (calf) is out of the lineup Wednesday, Oct. 3.
SS | Erick Aybar | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SS Erick Aybar (quadriceps) continues to nurse a right quadriceps injury, and he is not expected to return for the regular season finale Wednesday, Oct. 3, against the Seattle Mariners.
SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees INF Eduardo Nunez is serving as the designated hitter over OF Andruw Jones against a left-handed pitcher Tuesday, Oct. 2, meaning Nunez could be the team's DH during the playoffs against lefties, too.
SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) is done playing in the instructional league, and he'll spend the winter regaining his strength.
SS | Nick Green | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Marlins moved SS Nick Green (thumb) to the 60-day disabled list Tuesday, Oct. 2.
3B | Edwin Encarnacion | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion (shoulder) sat out again Tuesday, Oct. 2.
3B | Ryan Zimmerman | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman, OF Jayson Werth, OF Mike Morse, SS Ian Desmond, 2B Danny Espinosa and C Kurt Suzuki were rested Tuesday, Oct. 2.
3B | Mike Moustakas | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals 3B Mike Moustakas (groin) characterized his season as disappointing, although he was happy with his power numbers in his first full season. "My average is low and definitely not where I want it to be," Moustakas said. "It's something I'm going to work on. Getting the experience of this full year helps. Seeing these pitchers time after time, that helps."
3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Will Middlebrooks (wrist) was able to take batting practice Monday, Oct. 1, and he said Tuesday, Oct. 2, that he was pleased with how the session went. "Better than I thought it would," Middlebrooks said. "I hit a few balls out, which kind of surprised me, because it still feels pretty weak. I'm still a little sore today. It's just a gauge. And they feel more comfortable now with me going into the offseason and doing my workouts and I don't really have to worry about anything."
3B | Scott Moore | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros 3B Scott Moore (shoulder) left the game Tuesday, Oct. 2, against the Chicago Cubs due to an irritation of the AC joint in his left shoulder.
3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said 3B Miguel Cabrera plans to start in the season finale Wednesday, Oct. 3, as he tries to finish off his pursuit of the Triple Crown. He currently leads the American League with 44 home runs, 137 RBIs and a .329 batting average.
3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (foot), 3B Aramis Ramirez (back), 2B Rickie Weeks and OF Carlos Gomez (leg, foot) are sitting out Tuesday, Oct. 2.
3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Free Agents, Fantasy,
The New York Mets are optimistic that they will come to terms on a long-term contract extension for 3B David Wright this winter. Wright has made it clear that he wants his next contract to take him to retirement, and he would also like to see the team add payroll through trades and free-agent signings in the near future. RPs Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez and OF Andres Torres are expected to depart this offseason. SP R.A. Dickey has a $5 million option for next year, but it's clear he'll be seeking a hefty contract extension, too.
C | Martin Maldonado | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers C Martin Maldonado hit a grand slam Tuesday, Oct. 2.
C | Matt Treanor | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers C Matt Treanor (side) suffered an apparent injury to his side during batting practice Tuesday, Oct. 2, and he immediately headed for the clubhouse in obvious pain.
C | Chris Iannetta | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim C Chris Iannetta is expected to return to the team next season. There is a mutual option for 2013 for $5 million. "It's certainly something we're interested in," general manager Jerry Dipoto said Tuesday, Oct. 3.
C | A.J. Pierzynski | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox C A.J. Pierzynski set a career high with his 77th RBI of the season Monday, Oct. 1.
OF | Corey Hart | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Corey Hart (foot) won't play Wednesday, Oct. 3.
OF | Joey Gathright | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent OF Joey Gathright (Reds) was suspended for 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine in violation of Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. He is currently a free agent after being released July 11 by the Cincinnati Reds.
OF | Jacoby Ellsbury | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 2B Dustin Pedroia (finger) and OF Jacoby Ellsbury (undisclosed) are both in the starting lineup Tuesday, Oct. 2.
OF | Rafael Ortega | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Rafael Ortega (shin) suffered a deep bruise on his right shin Sunday, Sept. 30.
OF | Dexter Fowler | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (groin) will not return to the majors for the final two games of the season, and he'll continue playing in the instructional league in Arizona this week. He homered and played six innings in the instructional league Monday, Oct. 1, and his groin held up while playing defense. Right now, the Rockies have no interest in trading their star shortstop in the offseason, but teams are expected to be calling. Colorado will likely listen to offers for OFs Dexter Fowler and Michael Cuddyer, though.
OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Andre Ethier reached the 20-homer mark for the fourth time in five seasons Monday, Oct. 1.
SP | Hisashi Iwakuma | Seattle Mariners | Fantasy
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma struck out seven over six shutout innings to beat the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Tuesday, Oct. 2. He finishes the season 9-5 with a 3.16 ERA.
SP | Shelby Miller | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Shelby Miller will start the season finale Wednesday, Oct. 3.
SP | Kyle Lohse | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Kyle Lohse was named the starter for the one-game playoff against the Atlanta Braves Friday, Oct. 5.
SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Yovani Gallardo was scratched from his start in the season finale Wednesday, Oct. 3. P Josh Stinson will make the start.
SP | James Shields | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Rays SP James Shields struck out a franchise-record 15 batters in his loss to the Baltimore Orioles Tuesday, Oct. 2. He allowed one run and went the distance in the 1-0 loss.
SP | Daisuke Matsuzaka | Boston Red Sox | Free Agents, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Daisuke Matsuzaka is set to start Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the season finale against the New York Yankees. Matsuzaka will be a free agent after the season, and the team is not expected to bring him back. He has pitched just 55 times over the past four seasons, going 17-21 with a 5.42 ERA.
SP | Chris Tillman | Baltimore Orioles | Fantasy,
The Baltimore Orioles had considered pushing SP Chris Tillman back for the postseason, but they will now use him to start the regular season finale Wednesday, Oct. 3, against the Tampa Bay Rays.
SP | R.A. Dickey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets SP R.A. Dickey (abdominal) will undergo surgery Oct. 18 in Philadelphia to repair a torn abdominal muscle. The 20-game winner said Tuesday, Oct. 3, that he originally injured the muscle April 13.
SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
The Cincinnati Reds are expected to roll with a three-man rotation for the National League Division Series. It'll likely be SPs Johnny Cueto, Bronson Arroyo and Mat Latos, in that order, for the first three games. SP Homer Bailey would be the next up, if needed.
SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez will start game one of the National League Division Series, which will come either Saturday, Oct. 6, or Sunday, Oct. 7. SP Jordan Zimmermann will go in Game 2.
SP | Max Scherzer | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy,
Detroit Tigers SP Max Scherzer (shoulder, ankle) was tentatively scheduled to throw five innings in the season finale Wednesday, Oct. 3, but now he won't throw at all after twisting his right ankle in the team's on-field celebration Monday, Oct. 1. SP Drew Smyly may pitch an inning Wednesday, but nothing more.
SP | Ben Sheets | Atlanta Braves | Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Ben Sheets said he will retire after his last start of the season Wednesday, Oct. 3.
SP | Hiroki Kuroda | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he will play the regulars Wednesday, Oct. 3, even if the team clinches the division Tuesday, Oct. 2. However, SP Hiroki Kuroda may not start Wednesday if there is nothing on the line.
SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (knee) said he is feeling better that he's ready to pitch. He's wearing a different knee brace, which gives him more support on both sides of his knee. Hammel is likely to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Oct. 3.
SP | Mike Pelfrey | New York Mets | Fantasy,
The New York Mets are expected to non tender OF Andres Torres and SP Mike Pelfrey in the offseason.
SP | Andy Pettitte | New York Yankees | Fantasy,
New York Yankees SP Andy Pettitte is lined up to pitch a potential tie-breaker game against the Baltimore Orioles Thursday, Oct. 4, to decide the American League East. SP Phil Hughes would pitch on normal rest if they play a Wild Card game Friday, Oct. 5, and choose not to bring SP CC Sabathia back.
SP | Mike Leake | Cincinnati Reds | Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Bronson Arroyo is tied for third in the National League with 26 home runs allowed this year. He's tied with teammates SPs Homer Bailey and Mike Leake.
RP | Joakim Soria | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy,
The Kansas City Royals hold a club option for $8 million next season on RP Joakim Soria (elbow), but are expected to exercise a $750,000 buyout clause. However, both sides have expressed an interest in working out a new deal.
RP | Wilton Lopez | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
Houston Astros general manager Jeffrey Luhnow said Tuesday, Oct. 2, that he would be comfortable with RP Wilton Lopez serving as the team's closer next season. "If we have an opportunity to improve our bullpen we're going to take it, but I feel extremely comfortable with Lopez finishing games," Luhnow said. "He's a strike-thrower. I love that."
RP | Chad Gaudin | Miami Marlins | Fantasy,
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen said he's leaning toward using SP Chad Gaudin to start against the New York Mets in the season finale Wednesday, Oct. 3.
RP | Tom Gorzelanny | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez has been scratched from his final start in order to be preserved for the first game of the Divisional Series. SP Tom Gorzelanny will replace Gonzalez against the Philadelphia Phillies this week. If the Cincinnati Reds beat the Nationals for the best record in the National League, Gonzalez will be starting Saturday, Oct. 6.
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