Sun, 08 Jan 2017 06:09:22 -0800
The Kansas City Royals have invited non-roster Ps Al Alburquerque, Yender Caramo, Malcolm Culver, Jonathan Dziedzic, Luke Farrell, Brandon League, Bobby Parnell, A.J. Puckett, Jonathan Sanchez, Eric Skoglund, Josh Staumont, Eric Stout and Chris Withrow, Cs Zane Evans, Xavier Fernandez, Parker Morin and Chase Vallot, 1B Ryan O'Hearn, 2B Corey Toups, SS Humberto Arteaga, 3B Garin Cecchini and OF Alfredo Escalera to major league spring training camp.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 21:14:13 -0800
The Kansas City Royals signed free-agent RPs Al Alburquerque (Mariners), Brandon League (Diamondbacks) and Chris Withrow (Braves) to minor-league contracts Saturday, Jan. 7.
Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:11:25 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (shoulder) will miss at least two months with a right shoulder injury.
Fantasy Tip: League had projected fantasy value as a possible replacement for RP Kenley Jansen, but this injury means the Dodgers will look elsewhere for saves and League has lost that fantasy value. Unless you have a very deep bench and can stash League, don't draft him.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:59:21 -0800
Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Dodgers RP Kenley Jansen (foot) will be on crutches for about 10 days and in a protective boot for another three to four weeks after having a growth removed from one of the bones in his foot. The Dodgers have no obvious replacement at closer for Jansen, with RP Brandon League maybe being the likeliest candidate because of his 74 career saves. RP J.P. Howell has 21 career saves, and RP Joel Peralta could also be an option.
Fantasy Tip: Jensen, in a best-case scenario, will probably be ready in early May. That means the Dodgers have to fill the closer situation for a month without him. Based on Peralta's numbers with the Tampa Bay Rays the past several seasons, he seems like the best bet to handle most of the opportunities if the Dodgers don't go outside the organization for help. If you're a Jansen owner, the best course of action would be to pick up Peralta or Howell and sit on Jansen for the first month.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:52:02 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League might get a chance to close games in the ninth inning with RP Kenley Jansen (foot) sidelined at least eight weeks after surgery on his left foot.
Fantasy Tip: League has plenty of experience closing, and it wouldn't be a shocker to see him get a chance at saves. However, that's just speculation at this point. The team could also use a closer-by-committee with J.P. Howell and Joel Peralta in the mix for saves, or they might look outside of the organization for assistance. Stay tuned.
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:34:08 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League is on the trade block. According to sources, the Dodgers are talking to teams about League, and they are willing to pay almost half of his $7.5 million salary as part of a potential deal.
Thu, 22 May 2014 08:29:58 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League hasn't given up an earned run in 21 1/3 innings over 14 outings since April 16.
Tue, 06 May 2014 19:18:17 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League worked two scoreless innings Monday, May 5, against the Washington Nationals, and he has not yielded an earned run over the past 13 innings. Opposing hitters are batting just .190 against him.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 13:42:20 -0700
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League pitched in a minor league intrasquad game Friday, March 14, and he's been working to make mechanical adjustments on the location of his pitches, mainly his offspeed ones. League isn't concerned that he won't make the major league roster.
Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:32:39 -0800
Los Angeles Dodgers RP Brandon League (lat) threw a simulated inning Friday, Feb. 28, and told the team he is ready to pitch in a spring training game.