Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 6, 2013 @ 10:00:56 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Brad Hawpe | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released 1B Brad Hawpe Monday, Aug. 5.


Second Baseman

2B | Wilmer Flores | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets recalled 2B Wilmer Flores from Triple-A Las Vegas.

2B | Howie Kendrick | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) left the game Monday, Aug. 5, against the Texas Rangers due to a hyperextended left knee. He is considered day to day.

2B | Daniel Murphy | New York Mets | Fantasy
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he will likely use 2B Daniel Murphy at third base and move OF Eric Young Jr. from the outfield to second base with 3B David Wright (hamstring) on the disabled list.

2B | David Adams | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees recalled 2B David Adams from the minors Monday, Aug. 5.

2B | Jordany Valdespin | New York Mets | Transaction, Fantasy
Major League Baseball announced that New York Mets 2B Jordany Valdespin will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.


Shortstop

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers are optimistic that SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) will avoid the disabled list. "He felt a lot better this morning," manager Don Mattingly said. "They didn't do an MRI today. They wanted to wait because if they do the MRI, they have to do the dye and that's going to make it worse. I know he's feeling better." Ramirez thinks he can return from his jammed shoulder within the week.

SS | Adam Rosales | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers designated INF Adam Rosales for assignment Monday, Aug. 5.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees placed SS Derek Jeter (calf) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 5.

SS | Dee Gordon | Los Angeles Dodgers | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Los Angeles Dodgers recalled SS Dee Gordon from the minors Monday, Aug. 5, and optioned SP Stephen Fife to Triple-A Albuquerque in a corresponding move.

SS | Everth Cabrera | San Diego Padres | Transaction, Fantasy
Major League Baseball announced that San Diego Padres SS Everth Cabrera will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Transaction, Fantasy
Major League Baseball announced that Detroit Tigers SS Jhonny Peralta will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.


Third Baseman

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez (hip) returned to the lineup Monday, Aug. 5, against the Chicago White Sox and delivered a bloop single to left field for his only hit in four at-bats. He was also caught looking on a strikeout.

3B | Aramis Ramirez | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers OF Aramis Ramirez (knee) was scheduled to run the bases Monday, Aug. 5, and he might do so again Wednesday, Aug. 7. Barring any setbacks, he could return as the designated hitter when the team plays in American League parks against the Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers starting Friday, Aug. 9.


Catcher

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (concussion) said he's feeling "better" Monday, Aug. 5, but said he still feels a little headache.

C | Francisco Cervelli | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
Major League Baseball announced that New York Yankees C Francisco Cervelli will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

C | Jesus Montero | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy
Major League Baseball announced that Seattle Mariners C Jesus Montero will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.


Outfielder

OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo (thumb) left the game Monday, Aug. 5, against the New York Yankees in the first inning due to a jammed left thumb. He suffered the injury attempting a diving catch. X-rays were negative, and he is considered day to day.

OF | Vernon Wells | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Vernon Wells made his first career start at first base in the game Monday, Aug. 5, against the Chicago White Sox. He didn't make any noticeable mistakes at first, and he was 3-for-4 at the plate.

OF | Jason Bourgeois | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays purchased the contract of OF Jason Bourgeois from Triple-A Durham Monday, Aug. 5.

OF | Desmond Jennings | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Rays placed OF Desmond Jennings (finger) on the 15-day disabled list Monday, Aug. 5. He missed the game Sunday, Aug. 4, due to what the team thought was a sprain of his left middle finger. Further tests by a hand specialist Monday revealed a small fracture.

OF | Carlos Gonzalez | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
The Colorado Rockies have no plans to put OF Carlos Gonzalez (finger) on the disabled list with a sprained middle finger.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (groin) was scratched from the lineup Monday, Aug. 5, with a groin strain.

OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) will start is rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester Monday, Aug. 5, and he's expected to rejoin the team Saturday, Aug. 10.

OF | Brent Lillibridge | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees designated INF Brent Lillibridge for assignment Monday, Aug. 5, in order to make room on the roster for 3B Alex Rodriguez.

OF | Thomas Neal | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction,
The Chicago Cubs claimed OF Thomas Neal off waivers from the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 5, and moved RP Rafael Dolis (forearm) to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

OF | Lucas Duda | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets OF Lucas Duda (intercostal) is moving his rehab assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas. He hit .250 with a home run and five RBIs in 28 at-bats in seven games with Single-A St. Lucie. His rehab assignment will expire in a week.

OF | Yasiel Puig | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig (thumb) is back in the lineup Monday, Aug. 5, but SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) remains out.

OF | Engel Beltre | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Texas Rangers will recall OFs Engel Beltre and Joey Butler from the minors Monday, Aug. 5.

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Boston Red Sox recalled SP Brandon Workman from the minors Monday, Aug. 5, and placed OF Daniel Nava on the paternity list in a corresponding move.

OF | David Lough | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF David Lough (quadriceps) is playing at 80-85 percent health, and he'll take the next two games off. Lough left the game early with right quadriceps tightness Sunday, Aug. 4.

OF | Cesar Puello | New York Mets | Transaction
Major League Baseball announced that New York Mets OF Cesar Puello will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

OF | Fernando Martinez | New York Yankees | Transaction
Major League Baseball announced that New York Yankees OF Fernando Martinez will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Chris Archer | Tampa Bay Rays | Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer was named the American League pitcher of the month for July, and he also was named as the American League rookie of the month. "Being recognized for my on-field performance is a wonderful feeling," Archer said Monday, Aug. 5.

SP | Yovani Gallardo | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy,
Milwaukee Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Monday, Aug. 5, that SP Yovani Gallardo (hamstring) remains on target to come off the 15-day disabled list Aug. 16 against the Cincinnati Reds when he is eligible. Gallardo was able to play long toss Saturday, Aug. 3, and he is expected to throw off a mound later this week.

SP | Jason Vargas | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) will toss 75-80 pitches for Triple-A Salt Lake Thursday, Aug. 8.

SP | Chris Carpenter | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Chris Carpenter (shoulder) said he's not optimistic that he'll make it back to pitch this season. He has no plans to visit with any doctors and hasn't thrown since his last rehab outing. Carpenter is in the process of determining whether he wants to try and play next season.

SP | Ryan Vogelsong | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy,
San Francisco Giants SP Ryan Vogelsong (hand) will come off the disabled list and make the start Friday, Aug. 9.

SP | Dontrelle Willis | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Transaction,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim signed free-agent SP Dontrelle Willis (Independent League) to a minor league deal Monday, Aug. 5, and assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) will throw off a mound Tuesday, Aug. 6, for the first time since July 14.

SP | Gio Gonzalez | Washington Nationals | Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Gio Gonzalez was not among the disciplined players that received suspensions for their connections to the Biogenesis scandal. He was originally linked to the Florida clinic that gave performance-enhancing drugs to players. The league's investigation found "no violations of the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program" by Gonzalez. Baltimore Orioles 3B Danny Valencia was another player that committed no violations.

SP | J.A. Happ | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy,
Toronto Blue Jays SP J.A. Happ (skull, knee) expects to make his return to the starting rotation against the Seattle Mariners Wednesday, Aug. 7, after being hit in the head by a line drive in May. He threw a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 4, and said he feels good. SP Todd Redmond was demoted to the minors to make room for Happ. Happ was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA in three rehab starts with Triple-A Buffalo, and he struck out six in 4 2/3 innings in his last start.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) and RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) have yet to resume throwing. Cueto has been out since June 5 with a strained muscle in the back of his shoulder.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Tom Wilhelmsen | Seattle Mariners | Transaction, Fantasy,
The Seattle Mariners optioned RP Tom Wilhelmsen to Triple-A Tacoma Monday, Aug. 5.

RP | Evan Reed | Detroit Tigers | Transaction,
The Detroit Tigers optioned RP Evan Reed to Triple-A Toledo Monday, Aug. 5.

RP | Bobby Parnell | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) had an injection for his neck stiffness Monday, Aug. 5, according to a baseball source. There is a good chance that Parnell will land on the disabled list. He has not pitched since Tuesday, July 30.

RP | Steven Wright | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Steven Wright will make his first career start against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Aug. 6.

RP | Fautino De Los Santos | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
Major League Baseball announced that free-agent RP Fautino De Los Santos (Padres) will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

RP | Jordan Norberto | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents
Major League Baseball announced that free-agent RP Jordan Norberto (Athletics) will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

RP | Sergio Escalona | Houston Astros | Transaction,
Major League Baseball announced that Houston Astros RP Sergio Escalona will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

RP | Antonio Bastardo | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction,
Major League Baseball announced that Philadelphia Phillies RP Antonio Bastardo will accept a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal.

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