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Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:54:57 -0700
Houston Astros SP Brad Peacock is being moved from the starting rotation to the bullpen. Peacock was 1-3 on the year with an 8.44 ERA after giving up five runs and six hits in 3 1/3 innings to the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. He has gone 4 1/3 frames or less in each of his four starts this year. Manager Bo Porter is hoping that Peacock gains some confidence so he can return to the rotation at some point this season. Ps Paul Clemens, Travis Blackley and Jose Cisnero are all options to replace Peacock in the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The organization has trust that Peacock can return to a starting role, so it might not be wise to give up on him just yet in deep AL-only leagues. Clemens, Blackley and Cisnero should only be picked up for desperate owners in single-universe formats.
Sat, 20 Apr 2013 12:26:53 -0700
The Houston Astros have reinstated P Travis Blackley (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list.
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 12:18:05 -0700
Houston Astros OF Fernando Martinez (oblique) is scheduled to play in at least one game with Triple-A Oklahoma City Thursday, April 18, and he could return from the disabled list soon. RP Travis Blackley (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Oklahoma City Thursday, as well.
Fantasy Tip: Martinez should be on the radar of AL-only leaguers. The Astros have plenty of inexperience and inconsistency in their current stable of outfielders, so Martinez could receive an opportunity upon his return and run with it. However, he needs to make more consistent contact to deliver on his power skills.
Sat, 06 Apr 2013 10:57:02 -0700
The Houston Astros have placed P Travis Blackley (shoulder) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left shoulder. The move is retroactive to Friday, April 5. In a corresponding move, P Dallas Keuchel has been recalled from Triple-A Oklahoma City.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 16:02:18 -0700
Houston Astros P Travis Blackley will be used in long relief, according to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Thu, 04 Apr 2013 15:31:46 -0700
The Houston Astros acquired P Travis Blackley from the Oakland Athletics Thursday, April 4, in exchange for OF Jacob Goebbert.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 20:39:50 -0700
After the Oakland Athletics designated P Travis Blackley for assignment Friday, March 29, it all but means bullpen jobs for Ps Pat Neshek and Chris Resop. Both players are out of options, and the A's are unlikely to want to risk losing too many pitchers to waivers.
Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:27:56 -0700
The Oakland Athletics claimed RP Dan Otero off waivers from the New York Yankees Friday, March 29, and designated P Travis Blackley and 1B Daric Barton for assignment in corresponding moves. They also optioned RP Jordan Norberto to the minors.
Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:41:46 -0800
Oakland Athletics SPs Brett Anderson, Jarrod Parker, Tommy Milone, A.J. Griffin and Dan Straily are expected to round out the rotation to start the season with SP Bartolo Colon suspended. Colon will likely take Straily's spot when he returns. SPs Jesse Chavez will start the Cactus League opener Saturday, Feb. 23, followed by Ps Travis Blackley and Andrew Werner.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:47:21 -0800
Oakland Athletics RP Hideki Okajima can request his release if he's not on the major league roster by June 1. RPs Travis Blackley, Pat Neshek and Chris Resop are all out of options, which may give them the edge to make the bullpen.