News for Free Agent Players - 2023 Ezra Stiles Rotisserie Association

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Thu Sep 2121:24Paul DeJong Released ThursdayPaul DeJongSSGiantsFree Agent
The San Francisco Giants placed shortstop Paul DeJong on unconditional release waivers on Thursday and recalled infielders Marco Luciano and Tyler Fitzgerald from Triple-A Sacramento in corresponding moves. Brandon Crawford (hamstring) also went on the 10-day injured list and won't return this year, so expect Luciano and Fitzgerald to split time at the 6 for the Gigantes the rest of the way. The 30-year-old DeJong spent time with the Giants, St. Louis Cardinals and Toronto Blue Jays in 2023, but he wasn't good in any of those stops, hitting a combined .226 (74-for-328) with 14 home runs, 37 RBI, four steals and 41 runs scored in 112 games. In just 18 games in San Francisco, he went 9-for-49 (.184) with a homer, five RBI and two runs scored.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle - Susan
Wed Sep 2016:25Brett Baty Returns On WednesdayBrett Baty3BMetsFree Agent
New York Mets rookie third baseman Brett Baty (groin) is back at third base and is hitting seventh on Wednesday against the Miami Marlins and right-hander Eury Perez. Baty's return moves infield prospect Ronny Mauricio over to second base and the six-hole. Jeff McNeil is starting in left field and batting fifth. Baty returns to the Mets' lineup after missing almost a full week with a mild left-groin strain. The 23-year-old left-handed hitter has really struggled in his first full season at the major-league level in 2023, slashing .212/.282/.314 with seven home runs, 11 doubles, 29 RBI and 35 runs in 97 games played. Since returning on Sept. 1 when rosters expanded, Baty has just six hits in 34 at-bats (.177) with no homers, two RBI and 12 strikeouts in 11 games (10 starts).
Tue Sep 1916:05Marlins Claim Matt Moore Off Waivers From GuardiansMatt MooreRPMarlinsFree Agent
The Miami Marlins claimed left-handed reliever Matt Moore off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians on Tuesday, according to sources. The Guardians claimed Moore off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels earlier this month, but now he's on the move again. Moore won't be postseason-eligible if the Marlins end up winning the final wild-card spot in the National League. The 34-year-old veteran southpaw could surely give Miami's bullpen a boost down the stretch, though, as he's gone 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 57 strikeouts in 48 2/3 relief innings this year for the Angels and Guardians. He wasn't as good in his five outings out of the bullpen for the Guardians, allowing two earned runs while striking out eight in 4 2/3 frames.
Source: - Jeff
Tue Sep 1912:51Colin Rea Likely To Be Bulk Reliever TuesdayColin ReaRP/SPBrewersFree Agent
The Milwaukee Brewers recalled right-hander Colin Rea from Triple-A Nashville on Monday, and he's likely to pitch in a bulk-relief role on Tuesday behind starter Trevor Megill as the team faces off with the St. Louis Cardinals. It will be more of a bullpen day for the Brew Crew as they look to get some of their starters some extra rest down the stretch, but Rea figures to be in the game the longest. The 33-year-old has appeared in 23 games (21 starts) for Milwaukee in 2023 and has gone 5-6 with a 4.89 ERA (5.01 FIP), 1.23 WHIP, 35 walks and a career-high 100 strikeouts in 114 innings pitched. Rea last pitched on Sept. 13 against the Miami Marlins and went 4 2/3 frames in a loss.
Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Curt
Tue Sep 1900:29Adam Wainwright Wins 200th Career Game MondayAdam WainwrightSPCardinalsFree Agent
St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright hit a historical milestone in Monday's 1-0 win over the Brewers, earning his 200th career win. The 42-year-old turned back the clock, pitching seven innings while allowing four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Wainwright's season has not reflected his stellar career and he will retire at the end of this season, so this achievement has been a true highlight. He is now the fifth active MLB pitcher in the 200-win club. Wainwright has spent all 18 seasons with the Cardinals and spent the majority of his career as a dominant fantasy starter.
Source: John Denton -
Mon Sep 1821:46Ryan Feltner To Be Reinstated From Injured List For Tuesday StartRyan FeltnerSPRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies right-hander Ryan Feltner (head) is expected to be reinstated from the injured list to make the start for his team against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. Feltner has been sidelined since mid-May after taking a liner off of his head while on the mound. He wound up suffering a concussion and a fractured skull but his ability to return to the mound is an uplifting story late in the season. Feltner has a 2-3 record and a 5.86 ERA across 35 1/3 innings of work this season.
Source: Thomas Harding on
Mon Sep 1814:26Reds Place Harrison Bader On 10-Day Injured ListHarrison BaderCFRedsFree Agent
The Cincinnati Reds placed outfielder Harrison Bader (groin) on the 10-day injured list on Monday with a right-groin strain. The team also reinstated left-hander Alex Young (illness) from the COVID-19 list and optioned right-hander Carson Spiers to Triple-A Louisville. Bader injured himself on Sunday against the New York Mets and will most likely miss the rest of the regular season. The 29-year-old was claimed off waivers from the New York Yankees last month and only played in 14 games for the Reds before getting hurt, going 5-for-31 (.161) with no homers, three RBI, three stolen bases and four runs scored in 34 plate appearances. If Bader's season is over, he'll finish 2023 with a disappointing .232/.274/.348 slash line with seven homers, 40 RBI, a career-high 20 steals and 44 runs scored in 98 games with the Yanks and Reds.
Source: Reds
Sun Sep 1719:43Drey Jameson To Have Tommy John SurgeryDrey JamesonRP/SPDiamondbacksFree Agent
Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Drey Jameson (elbow) will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair his UCL, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. The 26-year-old has been out since early July with an elbow issue, and he'll surely miss all of the 2024 campaign. Over 15 appearances and three starts this year, Jameson posted a 3.32 ERA and 1.43 WHIP with 37 strikeouts across 40 2/3 innings. The former first-round selection also added one hold and one save to his ledger. Jameson wasn't relevant in most fantasy formats, so this news won't affect many fantasy managers.
Source: Nick
Sat Sep 1618:07Michael Fulmer Lands On The 15-Day Injured ListMichael FulmerRP/SPCubsFree Agent
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Michael Fulmer (forearm) has been placed on the 15-day injured list with a forearm issue on Saturday. The 30-year-old righty was recently activated from the injured list on September 11 after dealing with the same forearm issue but only made one appearance for the Cubbies before landing back on the IL. Fulmer has put together a 4.42 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 65:28 K/BB ratio over 58 appearances this year but there's a good chance his regular season is finished. Reliever Daniel Palencia was recalled from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
Source: Maddie Lee of The Chicago Sun
Fri Sep 1518:25Matt Carpenter To Injured List, Ji-Man Choi ActivatedMatt Carpenter1B/DH/PHPadresFree Agent
San Diego Padres infielder Matt Carpenter (elbow) has been placed on the 10-day injured list on Friday. The veteran slugger is expected to miss the rest of the season while dealing with elbow inflammation. In a corresponding move, first baseman Ji-Man Choi (ankle) has been activated from the injured list. Choi recently fractured his ankle, but appears ready to play after missing a few weeks. Since joining the Padres, Choi is 0-for-11 at the plate, so fantasy managers shouldn't rush to grab him off the waiver wire right now.
Source: San Diego
Thu Sep 1400:32Tejay Antone Suffering From Elbow DiscomfortTejay AntoneRP/SPRedsFree Agent
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Tejay Antone (elbow) left his outing on Wednesday night against the Detroit Tigers with right-elbow discomfort. Before leaving, Antone allowed a walk and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning to pick up his first hold of the season. That's where the good news ends. The 29-year-old recently made his 2023 debut after returning from Tommy John surgery, so more elbow pain is a pretty ominous sign for the reliever. Antone came into Wednesday's outing having thrown just five innings out of the Cincy bullpen after making his season debut on Sept. 2. There's a good chance he'll need a trip to the injured list, and it wouldn't be a surprise if we didn't see him again until spring training in 2024.
Source: Reds
Thu Sep 1400:28Brett Baty Leaves Early With Groin SorenessBrett Baty3BMetsFree Agent
New York Mets rookie third baseman Brett Baty (groin) left Wednesday's game early against the Arizona Diamondbacks with left-groin soreness, according to the team. Baty didn't record a hit in his previous five games, but he managed to go 2-for-3 with two runs scored and a walk on Wednesday before being pulled due to his injury. If Baty needs to miss time due to his injury, The Athletic's Will Sammon thinks it will be interesting to see if rookie shortstop Ronny Mauricio would get a look at the hot corner the rest of the way. The 23-year-old Baty will undergo tests on Thursday that will give us a better idea of whether he'll be able to play again in 2023. Baty has had a tough year and was optioned to the minors for a while. He came into Wednesday's game with a .207 average with seven home runs, 29 RBI and 33 runs scored at the big-league level in 96 games this year.
Source: The Athletic - Will
Wed Sep 1320:27Joe Kelly Activated From Injured ListJoe KellyRPDodgersFree Agent
The Los Angeles Dodgers activated relief pitcher Joe Kelly (forearm) from the injured list on Wednesday and optioned rookie right-hander Kyle Hurt back to Triple-A Oklahoma City in a corresponding move. Hurt, the team's No. 12 prospect per MLB Pipeline, looked good in his major-league debut out of the bullpen on Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, tossing two scoreless and hitless innings while striking out three. The 35-year-old Kelly is returning after missing a month with right-forearm inflammation. He returned to the Dodgers in a trade with the Chicago White Sox and should hold down a late-inning role in LA's bullpen for the rest of the season and playoffs. In 32 2/3 total innings in 2023, Kelly has a 4.41 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, one save and 48 K's in 35 relief appearances.
Source: Dodgers
Wed Sep 1316:50Dylan Carlson To Have Season-Ending Ankle SurgeryDylan CarlsonCF/RFCardinalsFree Agent
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dylan Carlson (ankle) will undergo season-ending left-ankle surgery, according to manager Oliver Marmol. It makes sense for Carlson to get the injury addressed after dealing with left-ankle issues since all the way back in the middle of May. Barring any setbacks in the offseason, Carlson should be ready for spring training next year. The 24-year-old had a rough 2023 campaign for the Cardinals, hitting just .219 (48-for-219) with five home runs, 27 RBI, three stolen bases and 27 runs scored in 76 games played in his fourth season in the major leagues with St. Louis. The former first-round selection will need to get healthy first before the 2024 season before he jumps back on the fantasy radar.
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch - Lynn
Tue Sep 1219:29Diamondbacks Recall Jake McCarthyJake McCarthyRFDiamondbacksFree Agent
The Arizona Diamondbacks recalled outfielder Jake McCarthy from Triple-A Reno on Tuesday. McCarthy isn't in the starting lineup on Tuesday night against the New York Mets, but he'll provide the Snakes with some extra outfield depth down the stretch as they look to hang onto the final wild-card spot in the National League. The 26-year-old left-handed hitter and thrower struggled in his time with Arizona over 86 games before being sent down, hitting .245/.325/.331 with only two home runs, 14 RBI, 26 stolen bases and 33 runs scored in 291 plate appearances. However, he was tearing the cover off the ball at Reno in 45 games and could provide fantasy managers with some stolen bases in deeper leagues to close out the 2023 season.
Source: Arizona Sports - John
Tue Sep 1200:37Michael Fulmer Activated From Injured List Monday, Earns SaveMichael FulmerRP/SPCubsFree Agent
Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Michael Fulmer (forearm) was activated from the 15-day injured list Monday after recovering from a right forearm strain and earned his second save of the season in a 5-4 win over the Rockies. Fulmer came on to pitch the bottom of the ninth inning up by one with one out and the bases empty. He allowed a walk and hit a batter before getting the second and third outs on strikeouts. The Cubs put closer Adbert Alzolay (forearm) on the 15-day IL Monday with a right forearm strain and Fulmer has closed previously in his career, so it appears that he may get the first shot in the interim. He owns a 4.42 ERA with a 10.26 K/9 rate and a 4.42 BB/9 rate in 57 innings pitched. Fulmer is now worth a look in deeper roto leagues to finish out the season.
Thu Sep 712:00Riley Adams Could Have Hamate InjuryRiley AdamsCNationalsFree Agent
Washington Nationals catcher Riley Adams (hand) injured his left hand after fouling off a pitch on Wednesday against the New York Mets and had to leave mid-at-bat in the bottom of the eighth inning. X-rays came back inconclusive, so he will undergo an MRI exam on Thursday. Club officials are worried that Adams may have injured his hamate bone. If he suffered a fractured hamate bone, Adams would miss the rest of the season but would have more than enough time to recover for spring training next year. The 27-year-old hasn't been a fantasy asset in 2023 despite hitting .273 (39-for-143) in 44 games for the Nats. Adams has just four home runs, 21 RBI and eight runs scored in 158 plate appearances.
Source: MASN Sports - Mark
Thu Sep 708:36Ji Man Choi Suffers SetbackJi Man Choi1B/DHPadresFree Agent
San Diego Padres first baseman/designated hitter Ji Man Choi (ribs, foot) was rehabbing with Triple-A El Paso when he sustained a right Lisfranc injury. The ailment will likely end his season, and his rehab assignment will stop for now. Choi has only played in 30 games this year split between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Padres, thanks to an Achilles and rib injury. The 32-year-old wasn't producing when he was on the field, as he slashed .179/.239/.440 with six homers, 12 runs, 11 RBI, and no steals. If fantasy managers haven't already, they should drop Choi in virtually every format.
Thu Sep 708:28Nick Ahmed Designated For AssignmentNick AhmedSSDiamondbacksFree Agent
The Arizona Diamondbacks have designated shortstop Nick Ahmed for assignment on Wednesday to make room on the roster for the newly promoted Jordan Lawlar. The 33-year-old has spent his entire 10-year career in Arizona, where he posted a .234/.288/.376 slash line with 70 bombs and 41 steals. Ahmed appeared in only 72 games this season, as he produced an ugly .212 average with two homers, 14 runs, 17 RBI, and five stolen bases. The two-time Gold Glove award winner isn't really known for his bat, and fantasy managers should continue to leave him on the waiver wire, even if he gets a shot with another club.
Wed Sep 621:51Austin Gomber Heading To Injured ListAustin GomberSPRockiesFree Agent
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Austin Gomber (back) was skipped in his last start and will now be placed on the injured list due to back tightness. He was pulled from his most recent start and things haven't progressed the way the team would've liked. Gomber has nine wins this year but has pitched poorly overall and isn't worth rostering right now.
Source: Thomas