Fantasy baseball players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 12, 2013 @ 08:42:56 PDT

 



First Baseman

1B | Brandon Snyder | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction
The Boston Red Sox have placed 3B Brandon Snyder (elbow) on the 15-day disabled list because of a right elbow irritation.

1B | Lance Berkman | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Texas Rangers 1B Lance Berkman (hip, knees) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday, Aug. 10, with Triple-A Round Rock.

1B | Albert Pujols | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1B Albert Pujols (foot) said in a statement that he vehemently denies taking performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) and says he is taking legal action against former Major Leaguer Jack Clark, and his employer, WGNU 920 AM in St. Louis.

1B | Adam Dunn | Chicago White Sox | Fantasy
Chicago White Sox DH Adam Dunn has cleared waivers. He's owed nearly $20 million through 2014.


Second Baseman

2B | Howie Kendrick | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have placed 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) on the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team has called up P Buddy Boshers from the minor leagues.

2B | Tony Abreu | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants INF Tony Abreu (knee) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Sunday, Aug. 11, with Triple-A Fresno.

2B | Rickie Weeks | Milwaukee Brewers | Injury, Fantasy
Milwaukee Brewers 2B Rickie Weeks (hamstring) is expected to undergo surgery on his hamstring and miss the rest of the year.

2B | Grant Green | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim manager Mike Scioscia said 2B Howie Kendrick (knee) will go on the disabled list, likely Saturday, Aug. 10.

2B | Alberto Callaspo | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics 2B Alberto Callaspo (forearm) said he's ready to play Friday, Aug. 9, after suffering a left forearm contusion.


Shortstop

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (shoulder) said he may return Monday, Aug. 12. Ramirez is prepared to play with some discomfort the rest of the season if need be, as he still "feels it" when batting because of the long extension in his swing.

SS | Miguel Tejada | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have placed 2B Miguel Tejada (calf) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right calf. In a corresponding move, INF Irving Falu has been recalled from Triple-A Omaha.

SS | Leury Garcia | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago White Sox have optioned INF Leury Garcia to Triple-A Charlotte.

SS | Derek Jeter | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees SS Derek Jeter (calf) played catch on the field before the game Saturday, Aug. 10, and also planned to ride a stationary bike. He hopes to resume running in several days.

SS | Jonathan Villar | Houston Astros | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Astros SS Jonathan Villar (thumb) was not in the lineup against the Texas Rangers Saturday, Aug. 10, or Sunday, Aug. 11. However, he did appear as a pinch runner during the eighth inning of Saturday's game.

SS | Adam Rosales | Oakland Athletics | Transaction, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics INF Adam Rosales was designated for assignment Saturday, Aug. 10, to make room on the 25-man roster for SP Sonny Gray.

SS | Xander Bogaerts | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox 3B Brock Holt and 1B Brandon Snyder are a combined 5-for-33 (.151) with four runs, three RBIs and two extra-base hits since the team traded 3B Jose Iglesias to the Detroit Tigers. It's unclear if the team thinks SS Xander Bogaerts can make the transition to third base or if they'd prefer to bring 3B Will Middlebrooks back.


Third Baseman

3B | Eric Chavez | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Diamondbacks 3B Eric Chavez (knee) was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a left knee strain.

3B | Matt Davidson | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have placed 3B Eric Chavez (knee) on the 15-day disabled list because of a knee injury. They have called up P Eury De La Rosa and 3B Matt Davidson from Triple-A Reno.

3B | Wilson Betemit | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles 3B Wilson Betemit (knee) will continue his rehab assignment Monday, Aug. 12, at Class A Frederick.

3B | Kevin Youkilis | New York Yankees | Injury, Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Kevin Youkilis (back) was with the team Sunday, Aug. 11, and said he is hopeful of playing again this season.

3B | Will Middlebrooks | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
The Boston Red Sox are expected to place 3B Brandon Snyder (undisclosed) on the 15-day disabled list, to make room on the 25-man roster for 3B Will Middlebrooks, according to a major league source.

3B | Alex Rodriguez | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez was 0 for 4 with three strikeouts Friday, Aug. 9, in a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers. It was his first home game since rejoining the Yankees lineup.

3B | David Wright | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets 3B David Wright (hamstring) remains in New York and will continue to get treatment for his strained right hamstring. Manager Terry Collins said Wright will move to the team's spring training complex, but the team isn't putting a timetable on his return. Collins seemed to indicate that Wright may be out a while.

3B | Pablo Sandoval | San Francisco Giants | Fantasy
San Francisco Giants 3B Pablo Sandoval has been working with the coaching staff to stay more "quiet" at the plate. Manager Bruce Bochy said Sandoval is overstriding and being too quick while hitting.


Catcher

C | Salvador Perez | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals C Salvador Perez (concussion) returned to the lineup Sunday, Aug. 11, against the Boston Red Sox. He finished 1-for 3 with a walk.

C | Miguel Montero | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks C Miguel Montero (back) was scheduled to swing the bat Sunday, Aug. 11. He has already resumed a throwing program, as he makes progress in his recovery from a back injury.

C | Alex Avila | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Detroit Tigers have placed C Alex Avila (concussion) on the seven-day concussion disabled list. In a corresponding move, C Bryan Holaday has been recalled from Triple-A Toledo.

C | Brett Hayes | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have designated C Brett Hayes for assignment.

C | Gerald Laird | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Atlanta Braves have activated C Gerald Laird (kidney) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, OF Todd Cunningham was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves C Brian McCann (knee) is not in the starting lineup Saturday, Aug. 10, because of a sore knee. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said the move is precautionary.

C | Derek Norris | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Athletics C Derek Norris (back) hopes to return to action Sunday, Aug. 11, after leaving the game with back spasms Saturday, Aug. 10.

C | David Ross | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Boston Red Sox C David Ross (concussion), who has been out since June 18 with a concussion, could start rehabbing with Double-A Portland as soon as Tuesday, Aug. 13 if he gets the final approval. He has been cleared by Dr. Michael Collins, a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh, and the results were forwarded to Major League Baseball, which has the final word. If all goes well, Ross could be activated Aug. 19, the first day he is eligible.

C | John Buck | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Mets C John Buck is with the team as his wife awaits the couple's third child. He will likely land on the paternity list soon. C Travis d'Arnaud (foot) has been moved from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas and could make a cameo with the Mets when Buck departs. Manager Terry Collins said he would use d'Arnaud with Buck gone.

C | Dioner Navarro | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs C Dioner Navarro (ankle) will avoid the disabled list after being diagnosed with a Grade 1 sprain of his right ankle.

C | John Jaso | Oakland Athletics | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Athletics C John Jaso (concussion) continues to improve but isn't doing any baseball activities yet.

C | Ryan Hanigan | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds activated C Ryan Hanigan (wrist) from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Aug. 9, and placed C Corky Miller (thigh) on the disabled list with a bruised right thigh in a corresponding move. OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) is expected to be activated Sunday, Aug. 11.

C | Yadier Molina | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals C Yadier Molina (knee) hit in the cages Friday, Aug. 9, and he's steadily progressing.

C | Brayan Pena | Detroit Tigers | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Tigers C Alex Avila (head) is not in the lineup Friday, Aug. 9. C Brayan Pena will do the catching in his place.

C | J.P. Arencibia | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays C J.P. Arencibia (knee) is dealing with bursitis in his knee but won't need to go on the disabled list. He could return to the lineup Saturday, Aug. 10.

C | Koyie Hill | Texas Rangers | Transaction
The Miami Marlins recalled C Koyie Hill from the minors Friday, Aug. 9, and optioned C Rob Brantly to Triple-A New Orleans in a corresponding move.

C | Ryan Doumit | Minnesota Twins | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Twins OF Josh Willingham (knee) was activated from the 15-day disabled list. C Ryan Doumit (concussion) was placed on the 7-day disabled list.


Outfielder

OF | Oscar Taveras | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Oscar Taveras (ankle) is ready to resume playing after missing much of the last two months with a high ankle sprain. General manager John Mozeliak said if Taveras is healthy, he'll be brought up in September

OF | Dayan Viciedo | Chicago White Sox | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo (thumb) is scheduled for an MRI Monday, Aug. 12, on his ailing left thumb. He is still unable to close his glove without pain, although he said he can swing the bat.

OF | Ryan Ludwick | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Reds activated OF Ryan Ludwick (shoulder) from the 60-day disabled list Sunday, Aug. 11. He is expected to return to action Monday, Aug. 12. The team optioned OF Derrick Robinson to Triple-A Louisville in the corresponding roster move. Ludwick has been sidelined since Opening Day due to a shoulder injury.

OF | Jayson Werth | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Jayson Werth (knee) suffered a knee injury in the game Sunday, Aug. 11, against the Philadelphia Phillies. He said after the game that he thinks he'll be OK after the scheduled off day Monday, Aug. 12.

OF | Cody Ross | Arizona Diamondbacks | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Cody Ross (hip) suffered a dislocated right hip Sunday, Aug. 11, against the New York Mets while trying to beat out a grounder. He was taken to a local hospital and it was still to be determined if he will need corrective surgery. Manager Kirk Gibson guessed that the season is over for Ross following the injury.

OF | Justin Upton | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Justin Upton (hamstring) left the game against the Miami Marlins Sunday, Aug. 11, because of cramping in his left hamstring. He was removed during the fifth inning after reaching base on a fielder's choice, with older brother B.J. Upton replacing him as a pinch runner.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Carlos Beltran (foot) is listed as day-to-day because of a right foot contusion.

OF | Alex Rios | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
Confirming a previous report, the Chicago White Sox have acquired INF Leury Garcia from the Texas Rangers to complete an earlier trade for OF Alex Rios.

OF | Josh Willingham | Minnesota Twins | Fantasy
Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said there is no issue preventing OF Josh Willingham (knee) from playing the outfield, even though he has served as the designated hitter in all three games he has played since being activated from the disabled list. "Getting swings right now is more important and running the bases," Gardenhire said. "He's already played the outfield down (in the minors), so I'm not worried about that."

OF | Alfonso Soriano | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees OF Alfonso Soriano homered against the Detroit Tigers Sunday, Aug. 11, to collect his 2,000th career hit.

OF | Lew Ford | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Lew Ford (groin) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Monday, Aug. 12, with Double-A Bowie.

OF | Angel Pagan | San Francisco Giants | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said OF Angel Pagan (hamstring) should be able to rejoin the club early next month. He could begin a minor league rehab assignment soon.

OF | Darnell McDonald | Chicago Cubs | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have called up OF Darnell McDonald. In a corresponding move, C J.C. Boscan has been optioned to Triple-A Iowa.

OF | Thomas Neal | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs have transferred OF Thomas Neal (shoulder) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

OF | Brian Bogusevic | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs OF Brian Bogusevic (hamstring) had a hit and scored a run in his first rehab game Friday, Aug. 9, with the organization's Arizona Rookie League affiliate.

OF | Lorenzo Cain | Kansas City Royals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have placed OF Lorenzo Cain (oblique) on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained left oblique.

OF | Melky Cabrera | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said OF Melky Cabrera (knee) is unlikely to return to action before September.

OF | Shane Robinson | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals OF Shane Robinson (shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Double-A Springfield Friday, Aug. 9, serving as the designated hitter.

OF | Jordan Schafer | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves OF Jordan Schafer (ankle) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Aug. 10. In a corresponding move, OF Jose Constanza will be optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett.

OF | Jaff Decker | San Diego Padres | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Padres OF Jaff Decker is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Tucson when OF Carlos Quentin (knee) is placed on the 15-day disabled list.

OF | Justin Maxwell | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy
Kansas City Royals OF Justin Maxwell, who had a home run and two singles in his team's 9-6 win over the Boston Red Sox Friday, Aug. 9, may see more starts in the near future. It was just his fourth start since coming over from the Houston Astros. ''He's got the opportunity to change the game with one swing,'' Royals manager Ned Yost said. ''We'll keep running him out there.''

OF | Joey Butler | Texas Rangers | Fantasy
Texas Rangers OF Joey Butler had his first career hits on a pair of doubles in his first major league start Friday, Aug. 9 against the Houston Astros.

OF | Josh Reddick | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy
Oakland Athletics OF Josh Reddick swatted three home runs Friday, Aug. 9, against the Toronto Blue Jays. He finished with five RBI, and is the sixth player in the majors this season to hit three homers in a game.

OF | Matt Kemp | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Friday, Aug. 9, that OF Matt Kemp (ankle) is at least 10 to 14 days away from a return.

OF | Franklin Gutierrez | Seattle Mariners | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Mariners OF Franklin Gutierrez (quadriceps) will be sent on another minor league rehab assignment, but he'll have to wait five days after his previous 20-day stint ended.

OF | Scott Hairston | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals OF Scott Hairston was taking groundballs at first base Friday, Aug. 9, as a way to make himself more versatile. Hairston has never played first base in his career. "Maybe it'll lengthen my career," he said. Hairston could become a right-handed option at first base next season. 2B Steve Lombardozzi was also taking grounders at first Friday with the team lacking a real righty hitting option at the position to spell 1B Adam LaRoche. LaRoche is hitting only .184 with a .552 OPS against southpaws this year. 1B Tyler Moore is 13-for-40 with four home runs in his last 10 games at Triple-A Syracuse, but manager Davey Johnson said Moore won't return to the team until September, when rosters expand.

OF | Delmon Young | Philadelphia Phillies | Transaction, Fantasy
The Philadelphia Phillies designated OF Delmon Young for assignment Friday, Aug. 9. Young had a slash line of .261/.302/.397 this year.

OF | Avisail Garcia | Chicago White Sox | Transaction, Fantasy
Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia will be brought up from the minors for the second game of a doubleheader Friday, Aug. 9.

OF | David Murphy | Texas Rangers | Transaction, Fantasy
The Texas Rangers acquired OF Alex Rios from the Chicago White Sox Friday, Aug. 9. The White Sox will also send $1 million to the Rangers for Rios' salary. The White Sox will receive a player to be named or cash considerations. The Rangers are expected to send SS Leury Garcia to Chicago. With Rios gone, OF Avisail Garcia could come up and see playing time in the majors. Garcia had 10 hits in 24 at-bats (.417) with a home run and nine RBIs with Triple-A Charlotte.

OF | Brent Lillibridge | New York Yankees | Transaction
The New York Yankees outrighted INF Brent Lillibridge after he cleared waivers Thursday, Aug. 8.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Stephen Strasburg | Washington Nationals | Injury, Fantasy,
Washington Nationals SP Stephen Strasburg (groin) needed 99 pitches Sunday, Aug. 11, against the Philadelphia Phillies for his first career complete game shutout. Strasburg tweaked his groin in the second inning, but said the injury only bothered him when he flew open with his delivery.

SP | Wandy Rodriguez | Pittsburgh Pirates | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Pirates SP Wandy Rodriguez (forearm) appears to be on track to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Aug. 14, according to general manager Neal Huntington. If all goes well, he could throw live batting practice after that.

SP | Jeremy Hefner | New York Mets | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Mets have demoted SP Jeremy Hefner (elbow) to Triple-A Las Vegas. Hefner, who is 0-2 with a 9.13 ERA in five starts since the All-Star break, claims that he has a nagging elbow injury and will visit team doctors Monday, Aug. 12. If he is deemed injured, the demotion will be reversed and he will be placed on the major league disabled list.

SP | Jason Vargas | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Injury, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim SP Jason Vargas (armpit) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 11, according to manager Mike Scioscia. If all goes well, he will start against the New York Yankees Tuesday, Aug. 13.

SP | Wade Davis | Kansas City Royals | Fantasy,
Kansas City Royals SP Wade Davis will start against the Miami Marlins Monday, Aug. 12. He had been on family emergency leave following the death of his step-brother.

SP | Travis Blackley | Houston Astros | Transaction, Fantasy
Houston Astros P Travis Blackley has been outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He will become a free agent if he declines the assignment.

SP | Roy Halladay | Philadelphia Phillies | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Phillies SP Roy Halladay (shoulder) threw five 15-pitch innings during a simulated game Saturday, Aug. 10, in Clearwater, Fla.

SP | Zack Wheeler | New York Mets | Fantasy,
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said the team is no longer considering the possibility of using SP Zack Wheeler out of the bullpen in order to limit his innings.

SP | Franklin Morales | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Transaction,
The Boston Red Sox have activated SP Franklin Morales (pectoral) from the 15-day disabled list. In a corresponding move, the team optioned RP Pedro Beato to Triple-A Pawtucket.

SP | Michael Wacha | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said SP Michael Wacha will be moved to the bullpen after his start Saturday, Aug. 10, and will be used in higher leverage spots.

SP | Will Smith | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Kansas City Royals have recalled Ps Donnie Joseph and Will Smith from Triple-A Omaha.

SP | Alex Cobb | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon said SP Alex Cobb (head) is expected to be activated from the disabled list to start against the Seattle Mariners Thursday, Aug. 15.

SP | Liam Hendriks | Minnesota Twins | Transaction, Fantasy
The Minnesota Twins have optioned SP Liam Hendriks to Triple-A Rochester. He allowed two runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in a spot start against the Chicago White Sox Friday, Aug. 9, with one walk and three strikeouts.

SP | Adam Wainwright | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy,
St. Louis Cardinals SP Adam Wainwright will make his next start against the Pittsburgh Pirates Tuesday, Aug. 13. He had originally been scheduled to pitch against the Chicago Cubs Saturday, Aug. 10, but SP Michael Wacha will start instead.

SP | Jason Hammel | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles SP Jason Hammel (forearm) received a cortisone shot from Dr. James Andrews Friday, Aug. 9.

SP | Dan Haren | Washington Nationals | Fantasy
Washington Nationals SP Dan Haren has posted a 2.43 ERA in his last six outings and has won each of his last three starts. After his start against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday, Aug. 9, he said his struggles earlier in the season were more mental than physical. "I couldn't have really gotten much lower than I was when I got on the DL," Haren said. "I was probably a bad start or two away from getting released probably. That's just the truth of it, I think. I definitely feel way better the way I'm pitching now. This is more me."

SP | Josh Johnson | Toronto Blue Jays | Fantasy
Toronto Blue Jays SP Josh Johnson has cleared waivers. If he had been claimed by another team, they would have had to pay him approximately $4 million for the rest of the season.

SP | Tyler Chatwood | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Updating a previous report, Colorado Rockies SP Tyler Chatwood (elbow) had an MRI Friday, Aug. 9, which showed an elbow impingement.

SP | Matt Harrison | Texas Rangers | Injury, Fantasy,
Texas Rangers SP Matt Harrison (back) will be examined by a team orthopedist Saturday, Aug. 10, after leaving his minor-league rehab start with Double-A Frisco due to numbness in his left hand.

SP | Matt Moore | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Matt Moore (elbow) threw from 100 feet Friday, Aug. 9, and is expected to throw 20 to 25 pitches during a bullpen session Sunday, Aug. 11.

SP | Chris Archer | Tampa Bay Rays | Injury, Fantasy,
Tampa Bay Rays SP Chris Archer (forearm) said "everything felt normal" after he played catch Friday, Aug. 9, and he is in line to make his next scheduled start Tuesday, Aug. 13.

SP | Clay Buchholz | Boston Red Sox | Injury, Fantasy,
Boston Red Sox SP Clay Buchholz (shoulder) was very happy with his 40-pitch bullpen session Friday, Aug. 9, and is hoping to throw a simulated game next week.

SP | Johnny Cueto | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds SP Johnny Cueto (lat) and RP Sean Marshall (shoulder) have yet to resume throwing during their rehabs. Cueto has been on the disabled list since June 29 with a lat strain and Marshall has been on the DL since May 24 with shoulder tendonitis. There is no timetable on either hurler for a return. "In theory, we've mapped out the seven to 10 days," trainer Paul Lessard said. "If we get through the strengthening stuff, we'll test it again. If their numbers are better, they'll start throwing again."

SP | Tommy Milone | Oakland Athletics | Fantasy,
Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray will remain in the rotation after making his first major league start Saturday, Aug. 10.

SP | Carlos Carrasco | Cleveland Indians | Transaction,
The Cleveland Indians recalled SP Carlos Carrasco from Triple-A Columbus Friday, Aug. 9, to help out their bullpen. OF Ryan Raburn was forced to make his pitching debut Thursday, Aug. 8. Carrasco is 0-4 with a 9.10 ERA in six starts this year, and he went 3-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 14 starts for Columbus.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Jonathan Broxton | Cincinnati Reds | Injury, Fantasy,
Cincinnati Reds RP Jonathan Broxton (elbow) worked an inning Saturday, Aug. 10, and he said he felt fine a day after his first appearance since June 13.

RP | Dellin Betances | New York Yankees | Transaction, Fantasy
The New York Yankees have recalled P Dellin Betances from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. In a corresponding move, 3B David Adams has been optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

RP | Pedro Strop | Chicago Cubs | Fantasy
The Chicago Cubs may consider using RP Pedro Strop as their closer next season. Entering play Sunday, Aug. 11, he had not been scored upon in 17 of his 18 appearances since joining the team. "He seems to be able to handle the eighth inning just fine," manager Dale Sveum said. "You just never know. That's a long way away. Hopefully, you have seven closers out there." Strop is currently serving as the set-up man and is unlikely to see any save opportunities during the rest of this season unless CL Kevin Gregg is unavailable.

RP | Kyuji Fujikawa | Chicago Cubs | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum doesn't expect RP Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) to return before the 2014 All-Star break in a best-case scenario. "That's pretty wishful thinking," Sveum said. "Everybody's different with that surgery. Some guys are back in eight months. With some guys, it takes awhile. You just never know."

RP | David Hernandez | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Diamondbacks have demoted RP David Hernandez to Triple-A Reno.

RP | Rafael Betancourt | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (appendix) will throw a simulated game Monday, Aug. 12. If all goes well, the team could decide to send him on a minor league rehab assignment.

RP | Jordan Walden | Atlanta Braves | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Braves RP Jordan Walden (hand) was struck by a line drive off the bat of Miami Marlins 1B Logan Morrison Saturday, Aug. 10, and had to leave the game. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Walden would probably need several days to rest his hand but added that the injury didn't appear to be serious.

RP | Ernesto Frieri | Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim | Breaking, Fantasy,
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim RP Ernesto Frieri has temporarily lost his closer job and will be used in low-pressure situations for now.

RP | Juan Perez | Toronto Blue Jays | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Toronto Blue Jays have placed RP Juan Perez (elbow) on the 60-day disabled list. Perez has a torn ulnar collateral ligament, which usually results in Tommy John surgery. In a corresponding move, P Mickey Storey has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo.

RP | Francisley Bueno | Kansas City Royals | Transaction, Fantasy
Kansas City Royals RP Francisley Bueno has been designated for assignment.

RP | Guillermo Moscoso | San Francisco Giants | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco Giants P Guillermo Moscoso will now pitch out of the bullpen, as a result of SP Ryan Vogelsong rejoining the starting rotation.

RP | Brian Wilson | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said RP Brian Wilson (elbow) needs to pitch in back-to-back games before he gets called up to the majors. Wilson made his second rehab start Friday, Aug. 9, for Triple-A Albuquerque.

RP | Mariano Rivera | New York Yankees | Fantasy
New York Yankees CL Mariano Rivera blew his second save in a row Friday, Aug. 9 against the Detroit Tigers, but the Yankees came back for a 4-3, 10-inning win. It was Rivera's first back to back blown saves since April 2011.

RP | Frank Francisco | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
New York Mets RP Frank Francisco (elbow) hasn't been back on a mound since receiving two cortisone shots in his right elbow in mid-July. He's currently long tossing at up to 120 feet. P Jeurys Familia (elbow) is long tossing at 150 feet and should be close to throwing off a mound for the first time since having surgery on his elbow June 5.

RP | Matt Guerrier | Chicago Cubs | Injury,
Chicago Cubs RP Matt Guerrier (elbow) is dealing with a flexor mass in his right elbow, but general manager Jed Hoyer said he won't need Tommy John surgery.

RP | Rex Brothers | Colorado Rockies | Injury, Fantasy,
Colorado Rockies RP Rafael Betancourt (appendix) will throw a bullpen session Friday, Aug. 9, and he's finally regaining his strength after losing eight pounds.

RP | Nick Masset | Cincinnati Reds | Injury,
Cincinnati Reds RP Nick Masset (shoulder) will undergo surgery next week to fix thoracic outlet syndrome, and his career may be over. "Every time he ramped it up to 70, 80 percent, he'd have pain," trainer Paul Lessard said. "That led us to this." Masset is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the year.

RP | Josh Lueke | Tampa Bay Rays | Transaction,
The Tampa Bay Rays recalled RP Josh Lueke from the minors Thursday, Aug. 8, and designated RP Kyle Farnsworth for assignment in a corresponding move. Lueke had a 0.72 ERA, 70 strikeouts and only 14 walks in 50 innings with Triple-A Durham.

RP | Mitch Stetter | free agent | Transaction, Free Agents,
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim released RP Mitch Stetter Thursday, Aug. 8.

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