Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:45:10 -0800
Free-agent RP C.J. Riefenhauser (Cubs) signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros Tuesday, Dec. 6. The deal includes an invitation to spring training.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 18:11:29 -0800
The Seattle Mariners have acquired SP Nathan Karns, minor league P C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league OF Boog Powell from the Tampa Bay Rays, in exchange for 1B Logan Morrison, SS/OF Brad Miller and RP Danny Farquhar.
Fantasy Tip: Karns went 7-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 27 games (26 starts) in 2015 and will likely crack Seattle's rotation next year even if the team brings back Hisashi Iwakuma, making him a late-round draft option for AL-only and deep mixed leagues. Riefenhauser is a left-handed reliever who went 1-0 with a 5.52 ERA in 17 appearances. Powell hit .295 with a .385 OBP and 18 steals while splitting his time between Class AA Montgomery and Class AAA Durham.
Thu, 05 Nov 2015 17:59:45 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays have acquired 1B/OF Logan Morrison, SS/OF Brad Miller and RP Danny Farquhar from the Seattle Mariners, in exchange for SP Nathan Karns, minor league P C.J. Riefenhauser and minor league OF Boog Powell.
Fantasy Tip: Morrison appears likely to serve as the Rays' designated hitter in 2016, with James Loney expected to remain the team's regular first baseman. Miller could compete for the starting shortstop position, with Asdrubal Cabrera eligible to become a free agent. Farquhar has closing experience at the major league level but will probably be used in a setup role in 2016. Morrison and Miller could be of interest to owners in AL-only leagues during the middle and later rounds of fantasy drafts next spring.
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 13:41:43 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have recalled SP Alex Colome, RP C.J. Riefenhauser and SS Nick Franklin from Triple-A Durham.
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 15:21:29 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays optioned P C.J. Riefenhauser to Triple-A Durham to make room for RP Juan Oviedo (elbow) who is coming off the disabled list.
Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:03:53 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays have called up RP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.