Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 12, 2013 @ 13:28:58 PDT


First Baseman

1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers 1B Lance Berkman (hip) said there hasn't been noticeable improvement in his left hip, but he's confident that he'll be activated from the disabled list when first eligible on July 22.

1B | Justin Morneau | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins are expected to approach 1B Justin Morneau before the trade deadline to see how much it will take to sign him to a contract extension.

1B | Yonder Alonso | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres manager Bud Black said there's a good chance 1B Yonder Alonso (hand) will return to the big club Friday, July 12.

Second Baseman

2B | Jedd Gyorko | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres 2B Jedd Gyorko (groin) will continue rehab with Triple-A Tucson in Las Vegas Friday, June 12, after playing for Class A Lake Elsinore Thursday, July 11.


SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (quadriceps) has been diagnosed with a Grade 1 quadriceps strain and will not play this weekend. General manager Brian Cashman said Jeter will be reevaluated after the All-Star break and is hoping Jeter will not have to go on the disabled list.

SS | Alexei Ramirez | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox SS Alexei Ramirez (leg) is in the starting lineup Friday, July 12.

SS | Troy Tulowitzki | Colorado Rockies | Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have activated SS Troy Tulowitzki (rib) from the disabled list. He's batting cleanup Thursday, July 11.

SS | Nick Franklin | Seattle Mariners | Injury
Seattle Mariners SS Nick Franklin (knee) was not in the starting lineup Thursday, July 11, because of a sore right knee.

Third Baseman

3B | Jeff Baker | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Craig Gentry (hand) will begin a rehab assignment Sunday, July 14, at Double-A Frisco. Utility man Jeff Baker (thumb) took batting practice for the first time since he was sidelined.

3B | Brett Lawrie | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays 3B Brett Lawrie (ankle) could return from the disabled list Friday, July 12.

3B | Pedro Alvarez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates 3B Pedro Alvarez will replace Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) in the 2013 MLB Home Run Derby.


OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers do not want OF Matt Kemp (shoulder) to begin swinging a bat until after the All-Star break so he can recover from an irritated shoulder joint.

OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (hip) said he is not sure if he will be able to play Friday, July 12, and will wait to see how he feels after receiving treatment.

OF | Aaron Judge | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees have agreed to terms with first-round draft choice OF Aaron Judge. Judge will receive a $1.8 million signing bonus.

OF | Marlon Byrd | New York Mets | Fantasy
The New York Mets likely will not look to trade OF Marlon Byrd before the trade deadline.

OF | Matt Holliday | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Matt Holliday (hamstring) is not in the lineup Friday, July 12.

OF | Jason Heyward | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jason Heyward (hamstring) said he does not believe he will have to go on the 15-day disabled list but will see how he feels Friday, July 12.

OF | Tyler Colvin | Colorado Rockies | Transaction
The Colorado Rockies have optioned OFs Corey Dickerson and Tyler Colvin to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

OF | David DeJesus | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF David DeJesus (shoulder) was hitting off a tee Thursday, July 11, and will be evaluated Sunday, July 14, to see if he can swing a bat a full speed. DeJesus could start playing games at the team's spring training facility as soon as Monday, July 15.

OF | Ben Revere | Philadelphia Phillies | Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies OF Ben Revere is hitting .362 against left-handed pitchers as opposed to .284 against right-handed pitchers even though he bats from the left side of the plate. Revere has done batter against left-handed pitchers during his career.

OF | Ryan Braun | Milwaukee Brewers | Fantasy
The Milwaukee Brewers have placed OF Ryan Braun on the bereavement list as he deals with a family medical issue.

Starting Pitcher

SP | Ted Lilly | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Ted Lilly (neck) is scheduled to throw a simulated game Friday, July 12. The team is considering moving him to the bullpen once he is activated from the 15-day disabled list.

SP | Bud Norris | Houston Astros | Fantasy,
The Houston Astros have told teams interested in trading for SP Bud Norris that they will be looking for two top prospects in return.

SP | James McDonald | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Transaction,
The Pittsburgh Pirates have transferred SP James McDonald (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

SP | Alexi Ogando | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Alexi Ogando (shoulder) made his second rehab start Thursday, July 11, for Class AAA Round Rock, with the goal of hitting 60 pitches. He'll be required to make a few more starts before returning sometime after the All-Star break.

SP | Jake Peavy | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks are interested in Chicago White Sox SP Jake Peavy. The White Sox have scouted SP Randall Delgado recently.

SP | Clayton Richard | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres SP Clayton Richard (shoulder) is out for the season and will require surgery on his left shoulder. The operation will shave down part of his clavicle so he doesn't encounter future problems with his acromioclavicular joint. An MRI showed no damage to the AC joint, and he should be ready for spring training.

SP | Jordan Zimmermann | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Jordan Zimmermann (neck) said he may not pitch in the All-Star Game because of minor neck stiffness.

SP | Marco Estrada | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers SP Marco Estrada (back, hamstring) was scheduled to throw a batting practice session Saturday, July 13, but it has been cancelled because of a slightly tweaked back.

SP | Scott Baker | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy,
Chicago Cubs SP Scott Baker (elbow) threw a bullpen session Thursday, July 11, and is scheduled to throw a rehab game for Single-A Kane County Sunday, July 14. He could join the starting rotation in August if everything goes well.

SP | Steven Johnson | Baltimore Orioles | Injury,
Baltimore Orioles SP Steven Johnson (oblique) threw bullpen session Thursday, July 11, and did not report any problems.

SP | Matt Cain | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said the team does not plan to start SP Matt Cain this weekend even though he did not pitch long during his last start.

SP | Trevor Cahill | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy,
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers said the team is not looking to trade for a starting pitcher at this time because he believes SPs Brandon McCarthy (shoulder) and Trevor Cahill (hip) will be able to return.

SP | Tyler Skaggs | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, the Arizona Diamondbacks have optioned SP Tyler Skaggs to Single-A Visalia. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Eury De La Rosa from Triple-A Reno.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) threw a bullpen session Thursday, July 11.

SP | Yu Darvish | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (trapezius) was examined by Dr. Keith Meister and has been diagnosed with a mild strain of the trapezius muscle. He will begin a throwing program this weekend in Detroit and is on track to pitch July 22.

Relief Pitcher

RP | Jesse Crain | Chicago White Sox | Injury,
Chicago White Sox RP Jesse Crain (shoulder) played catch for the fourth straight day Friday, July 12, but said his shoulder is still a little sore.

RP | Chen-Chang Lee | Cleveland Indians | Transaction,
The Cleveland Indians have optioned P Danny Salazar to Triple-A Columbus. In a corresponding move, the team recalled P Chen-Chang Lee from Triple-A Columbus.

RP | Santiago Casilla | San Francisco Giants | Injury,
The San Francisco Giants will activate RP Santiago Casilla (knee) Friday, July 12, or Saturday, July 13.

RP | J.J. Putz | Arizona Diamondbacks | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks general manager Kevin Towers told the media on Thursday, July 11, that his team has no closer at this point. He suggested that situations will dictate whom the team uses in save situations in the club's final four contests before the All-Star break.

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