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by KFFL Staff on October 16, 2013 @ 08:43:13 PDT

 



Second Baseman

2B | Robinson Cano | New York Yankees | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Los Angeles Dodgers might not be apt to pursue top free-agent 2B Robinson Cano (Yankees) if they continue to pursue, and eventually land, Cuban free-agent 2B Alexander Guerrero.


Shortstop

SS | Hanley Ramirez | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (rib) is unsure if he'll play in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 16, after being removed from Game 4 Tuesday, Oct. 15. "I just woke up with it feeling worse and I don't know why," Ramirez said. "We were trying to make it better. We did a lot of work but it didn't help. It doesn't feel right." Ramirez was in obvious pain in Game 4 and struck out three times before being taken out.

SS | Jhonny Peralta | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers SS Jose Iglesias will start at shortstop in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series Wednesday, Oct. 16, against the Boston Red Sox, with SS Jhonny Peralta starting again in left field.


Third Baseman

3B | Don Kelly | Detroit Tigers | Fantasy
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland said Tuesday, Oct. 15, that he is going to sleep on the possibility of using OF Don Kelly in center field for Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Boston Red Sox.

3B | Nick Punto | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (rib) left Game 4 of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals due to his rib injury. INF Nick Punto replaced him, while Ramirez went immediately to the clubhouse.

3B | David Freese | St. Louis Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals 3B David Freese (calf) will return to the lineup in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Tuesday, Oct. 15.


Catcher

C | Brian McCann | Atlanta Braves | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
According to one Major League Baseball general manager, free-agent C Brian McCann (Braves) land a deal of six years and $100 million this offseason. The GM reasoned that McCann is a Top 5 catcher who could transition to first base and/or designated hitter toward the end of the deal.


Outfielder

OF | Daniel Nava | Boston Red Sox | Fantasy
Boston Red Sox OF Daniel Nava will make the start in left field in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, Oct. 16.

OF | Mike Morse | Baltimore Orioles | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Orioles OF Mike Morse (wrist) will have arthroscopic surgery on his left wrist Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. The procedure will be to shave down bone outgrowth in his left wrist, according to sources.

OF | Carlos Beltran | St. Louis Cardinals | Fantasy
St. Louis Cardinals impending free-agent OF Carlos Beltran said he'd "strongly consider" signing with the New York Yankees in the offseason in free agency. There is "mutual" interest on the part of the Yankees, too.

OF | Andre Ethier | Los Angeles Dodgers | Injury, Fantasy
Los Angeles Dodgers SS Hanley Ramirez (rib) and OF Andre Ethier (ankle) are both back in the lineup for Game 4 of the National League Championship Series Tuesday, Oct. 15.

OF | Michael Bourn | Cleveland Indians | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Indians OF Michael Bourn (hamstring) had surgery on his left hamstring Tuesday, Oct. 15, after injuring the hamstring in the final regular season contest. He'll need six weeks of recovery time before starting his normal offseason workout program. Bourn hit .263 with six home runs and 50 RBIs this season.

Bourn's legs are his moneymaker. He should be healed in plenty of time for spring training next season.


Starting Pitcher

SP | Zack Greinke | Los Angeles Dodgers | Fantasy,
Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke is hopeful to duplicate his success against the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. He noted that when he faced the same opponent in back-to-back assignments, the results differed sharply. He dominated the Cardinals in Game 1. "A lot of times, you'll have one good start and one bad start," Greinke said Tuesday, Oct. 15. "Or if you do bad, you'll probably do good the next time. If you do good, they're going to make an adjustment, and you've got to be faster than them at it."

SP | Matt Harvey | New York Mets | Injury, Fantasy,
Scott Boras, the agent for New York Mets SP Matt Harvey (elbow), said he expects his client to undergo Tommy John surgery within a week.


Relief Pitcher

RP | Matt Reynolds | Arizona Diamondbacks | Transaction,
The Arizona Diamondbacks avoided arbitration with RP Matt Reynolds Tuesday, Oct. 15, by agreeing to a one-year deal with $550,000. He has a team option for the 2015 season worth $600,000.

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