Fantasy Baseball News (Jun. 14th)

Josh Beckett

Beckett is gearing towards a return to the mound.

A lot of big names are in baseball news, whether for injury or for rotation change. Check out the latest fantasy baseball news:

Bud Norris-S-Astros

Bud Norris threw four scoreless innings on Saturday in a rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock. He had been on the disabled list since May 25 with shoulder issues. His next scheduled rehab start is Thursday.

Pedro Alvarez-3B-Pirates

Pirate’s general manager Neal Huntington indicated on Sunday that the third base prospect Pedro Alvarez could be promoted to the majors within a week. This is sooner than was expected. That call-up would move Andy LaRoche to a utility infield role.

J.A. Happ-S-Phillies

J.A. Happ allowed four runs over 2 1/3 innings on Sunday in a minor league rehab start for Double-A Reading. He felt OK, despite the poor results.

Ted Lilly-S-Cubs

Ted Lilly lost a no-hitter on Sunday after Juan Pierre’s infield single to start the ninth in the Cubs 1-0 win. Lilly came out of the game directly after the single, being relieved by Carlos Marmol.

Gavin Floyd-S-White Sox

Gavin Floyd allowed only one run and three hits over eight innings Sunday night in a loss to the Cubs. He struck out a season-high nine while lowering his ERA.

A.J. Pierzinski-C-White Sox

Pierzinski was told over the weekend by manager Ozzie Guillen that he will not be traded before Monday. He has to right of refusal to any trade, which he believes is one of his best rights as a player.

Vicente Padilla-S-Dodgers

Vicente Padilla allowed six runs, four of which were earned, on eight hits in a minor league rehab start for Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday. His forearm has been injured and this was seen as a tune-up start in anticipation on starting against the Red Sox on June 19. The outcome might change the timetable.

Jered Weaver-S-Angels

Jered Weaver struck out seven Dodgers while allowing only three runs in six innings to pick up a win for the Angels on Sunday. He walked one and gave up five hits. It was an impressive turnaround from his last start against the Athletics.

James Loney-1B-Dodgers

James Loney went 3-for-4 with three RBI against the Angels on Sunday. He had two doubles and a single while scoring one run and stealing a base. This year he may be having his best year to date.

Chris Young-OF-Diamondbacks

Chris Young homered twice against the Cardinals on Sunday. His second was a walk-off two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth inning for the Diamondbacks. He also had a double during the game.

Chad Qualls-R-Diamondbacks

Chad Qualls once again struggled on Sunday. This time he gave up three runs, two of which were earned, in the ninth inning against the Cardinals. Luckily for him, those three runs only tied the game and Chris Young saved him with a walk-off homer. Qualls has an 8.46 ERA currently.

Jake Fox-DH-Athletics

A’s designated C/OF Jake Fox for assignment. He has been a poor defensive player for Oakland this year, no matter what position he’s playing.

Josh Beckett-S-Red Sox

Josh Beckett played catch from 90 feet on Sunday, testing his injured back. He will next move out 120 feet before tossing a bullpen session. Hopefully this time off will get him back on track.

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