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First Baseman

1B | Ike Davis | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets are expected to call up 1B Ike Davis from Triple-A Buffalo Friday, July 5.

1B | Ben Broussard | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent 1B Ben Broussard (Independent League) to a minor league deal.

1B | Paul Konerko | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (back) said he will not come off the 15-day disabled list until his back is 100 percent healthy.

Second Baseman

2B | Jedd Gyorko | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) is scheduled to test his injured groin by doing some running this weekend and will see how the injury responds. He will be examined by a doctor Monday, July 8, if he does not have any problems running. Gyorko has been able to take batting practice and field ground balls. Manager Bud Black said Gyorko will have to go on a rehab assignment after he is cleared to play.

2B | Aaron Hill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said the team will try not to play 2B Aaron Hill more than four days in a row since he was out for more than two months because of a fractured hand.


SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) has made significant progress in his rehab from a fractured rib and said he could return to the team before the All-Star Break. Tulowitzki was able to take batting practice Thursday, July 4.

SS | Eduardo Nunez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi said there is a possibility that SS Eduardo Nunez (oblique) will be able to rejoin the team before the All-Star break.

SS | Stephen Drew | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said SS Stephen Drew (hamstring) is making good progress from his hamstring injury and could return to the lineup Saturday, July 6. The team could consider placing Drew on the disabled list if he is not able to return Saturday.

SS | Willie Bloomquist | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury
Arizona Diamondbacks INF Willie Bloomquist (wrist) is scheduled to undergo a CT scan on his injured wrist. He will also meet with a hand specialist to have his wrist examined.

SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said SS Everth Cabrera (hamstring) will be activated from the starting lineup Friday, July 5, and will be in the starting lineup.

Third Baseman

3B | Matt Tuiasosopo | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers have optioned OF Avisail Garcia to Triple-A Toledo. The team is expected to activate OF Matt Tuiasosopo (intercostal) from the 15-day disabled list to take the roster spot.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) wants to stay a member of the New York Yankees. "I know people think I'm nuts,'' the embattled Rodriguez told USA Today Sports. "I know most people wouldn't want the confrontation. Most people would say, 'Get me out of here. Trade me. Do anything." "But I'm the (expletive) crazy man who goes, 'I want to compete. I want to stay in New York. I refuse to quit.' "Maybe it's stupidity, I don't know, but I'm wired to compete and give my best. I have a responsibility to be ready to play as soon as I can."

3B | Miguel Cabrera | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera (back) is not in the starting lineup Thursday, July, but manager Jim Leyland said he could use Cabrera as a pinch hitter if needed.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell said the team will not rush bringing back 3B Will Middlebrooks from Triple-A Pawtucket even though he is batting .333 since being sent down. "As it was outlined to Will when he was optioned down, he's on option," Farrell said. "That's very different from a rehab assignment with an end date in mind. He's there to get on a roll that we are confident he will." Middlebrooks went 4-for-5 with two home runs and eight RBIs Wednesday, July 3.


C | Hector Gimenez | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox have designated C Hector Gimenez for assignment.

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Injury
New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli (hand, elbow) has been shut down for two weeks because of a stress reaction in his throwing elbow.


OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (back) is day to day with a strained upper back.

OF | Alex Gordon | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Alex Gordon (head) is expected to avoid the 7-day concussion disabled list.

OF | Will Venable | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Will Venable (hamstring) was in the starting lineup Thursday, July 4, after missing the previous three games because of a sore left hamstring.

OF | Matt Diaz | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction
The Miami Marlins have transferred OF Matt Diaz (knee) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

OF | Carl Crawford | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Carl Crawford (hamstring) is scheduled to meet the team in San Francisco and could be activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, July 5.

OF | Jordan Danks | Chicago White Sox | Transaction
The Chicago White Sox have optioned OF Jordan Danks to Triple-A Charlotte. Manager Robin Ventura said Danks needs to get more at-bats.

OF | Brian Bogusevic | Chicago Cubs | Injury
Chicago Cubs OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) left the team's game Thursday, July 4, because of hamstring tightness.

OF | Curtis Granderson | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Curtis Granderson (hand) was able to take 15 swings with a pipe in a pool Thursday, July 4. Granderson did not have a timetable for his recovery.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Atlanta Braves | Injury
Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) does not appear to be happy about being placed on the disabled list, as he did not want to talk about it Thursday, July 4.

OF | Kyle Blanks | San Diego Padres | Injury
San Diego Padres OF Kyle Blanks (heel) was not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 4, because the team wanted him to rest his sore heel.

OF | Ryan Ludwick | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Reds OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab assignment from a shoulder surgery and expects to begin a rehab assignment this month. He said he is swinging at 85 percent and is not feeling any pain.

Starting Pitcher

SP | A.J. Burnett | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP A.J. Burnett (calf) could return to start Sunday, July, 7.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder, back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, July 5, to determine the next step in his rehab. Carpenter could throw a simulated game or another bullpen session based on how he does during the session Friday.

SP | Brandon Beachy | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy,
Atlanta Braves SP Brandon Beachy (elbow) is scheduled to throw one more side session before beginning a rehab assignment.

SP | Mike Pelfrey | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy,
The Minnesota Twins have designated SP P.J. Walters for assignment. The team will activate SP Mike Pelfrey (back) from the 15-day disabled list to take over the roster spot.

SP | Henderson Alvarez | Miami Marlins | Injury, Transaction,
The Miami Marlins have activated SP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned SP Tom Koehler to Triple-A New Orleans.

SP | Zach McAllister | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy,
Cleveland Indians SP Zach McAllister (finger) said he plans to throw a bullpen session Friday, July 5, after feeling fine in his workout earlier this week. He has only thrown fastballs, changeups and cutters during the sessions and is not sure when he will start trying out breaking pitches.

SP | Wei-Yin Chen | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy,
Baltimore Orioles SP Wei-Yin Chen (oblique) is scheduled to make a rehab start for Double-A Bowie Thursday, July 4, and will met the team in New York if things go well. Chen could start for the Orioles Tuesday, July 9, or Wednesday, July 10.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy (rib) is expected to throw a bullpen session Friday, July 5. He threw a light bullpen session Tuesday, July 2.

SP | Jeanmar Gomez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy,
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said SP Jeanmar Gomez or SP A.J. Burnett (calf) will start Sunday, July 6. Burnett was able to throw a bullpen session Thursday, July 4.

SP | Felipe Paulino | Kansas City Royals | Injury,
Kansas City Royals SP Felipe Paulino (elbow, shoulder) is scheduled to play catch Friday, July 5, to test his sore shoulder.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) threw from around 90 feet Thursday, July 4, after throwing from 75 feet Wednesday, July 3. Manager John Farrell said Buchholz will continue to throw from 15 feet away each outing and will need to throw from 120 feet before getting back on a mound.

SP | Dan Straily | Oakland Athletics | Transaction,
The Oakland Athletics have recalled SP Dan Straily from Triple-A Sacramento. In a corresponding move, the team optioned C Stephen Vogt to Triple-A Sacramento.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Edward Mujica | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals CL Edward Mujica blew his first save Thursday, July 4, as he allowed three runs in the ninth inning. He was 21-for-21 in save chances entering the game.

RP | Luke Hochevar | Kansas City Royals | Depth Chart Tidbit
Kansas City Royals RP Luke Hochevar will be thrust into the eighth-inning role for the team, according to manager Ned Yost.

RP | Ryan Madson | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ryan Madson (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday, July 4, but will have to throw a few more session before the team decides on what his next step will be.

RP | Brandon Lyon | New York Mets | Transaction,
The New York Mets have designated RP Brandon Lyon for assignment. The team will recall RP Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to their game Friday, July 5.

RP | Jose Veras | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Houston Astros RP Jose Veras (pinkie) suffered a bruised pinkie finger during the team's game Thursday, July 4.


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