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About Dan Fappiano

Dan Fappiano is currently a student at Central Connecticut State University, pursuing a degree in Sports Journalism. He has been writing online for multiple publications covering teams such as the Chicago Bears, Chicago White Sox and San Diego Padres.

Dan Fappiano has written 555 articles so far, you can find them below.


Mets Recall Infielder Phillip Evans

The New York Mets have recalled infielder Phillip Evans while designating infielder Ty Kelly for assignment. Evans will start at third and bat eighth on Tuesday. Despite starting, Evans will move back to the bench following the imminent return of Todd Frazier. Evans will be nothing more than depth at the infield positions, and could... Read More

2 years ago

Jesse Winker Sitting With Shoulder Injury Tuesday

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Jesse Winker is out of the team's lineup on Tuesday with a sore shoulder. Currently he is being deemed as day-to-day with no further word on the severity of the injury. He'll be replaced in left by Adam Duvall who is batting fifth. Duvall has shown his power potential in the past... Read More

2 years ago

Trea Turner Sitting On Tuesday

Washington Nationals shortstop Trea Turner is out of the team's lineup on Tuesday. Manager Davey Martinez said he was going to bench Turner for not running out a bunt on Monday and he has followed through on his statement. Turner seemed to understand the decision and will not receive any more punishment beyond this game.... Read More

2 years ago

Eddie Butler Activated From 60-Day DL

Chicago Cubs pitcher Eddie Butler has been activated from the 60-day disabled list prior to the team's game on Tuesday. Luke Farrell was demoted to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Butler has been out since April 19 with a groin strain. On the season, he has pitched to a 4.30 ERA and a 10/5 K/BB... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Pomeranz Activated From Disabled List

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz has been activated from the disabled list and will start against the Orioles on Tuesday. Tzu-Wei Lin was sent down to make room on the active roster. Pomeranz has been out since May 31 with a bicep injury. He is pitching to a 1-3 record with a 6.81... Read More

2 years ago


Cesar Hernandez Back In Lineup Against Dodgers

After sitting out Monday's game with a foot injury, Philadelphia Phillies second baseman Cesar Hernandez is back in the lineup on Tuesday for the team's game against the Dodgers. It appears that Hernandez's injury was pretty minor and he'll be ready to go going forward. Hernandez is hitting .270 on the season with eight home... Read More

2 years ago

Scott Kingery Sitting On Tuesday

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Scott Kingery is getting the day off on Tuesday and is out of the team's lineup. He's replaced by Jesmuel Valentin who is hitting seventh. Valentin is hitting just .188 with one home run and six RBI in 2018. He isn't a recommended streamer Tuesday.

2 years ago

Frankie Montas Recalled, Starting Tuesday

Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Frankie Montas has been recalled from Triple-A and will start against the Rangers on Tuesday. Montas has pitched to a 5-2 record with a 3.35 ERA and a 30/15 K/BB ratio in 2018. He looks like an entirely different pitcher this season and will be crucial for the A's playoff hopes... Read More

2 years ago

Ji-Man Choi Earns Another Start On Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays first baseman Ji-Man Choi is starting for the fifth straight game on Tuesday, batting fifth against the Yankees. Choi has sat just twice during his eight game stint with the Rays and has been productive, hitting .269 with one home run, two RBI and a run scored. Tampa Bay doesn't have the... Read More

2 years ago

Clay Buchholz Activated From Disabled List

Arizona Diamondbacks starting pitcher Clay Buchholz has been activated from the disabled list and will start on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. Matt Koch was sent to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Buchholz was out of action for a month with an oblique strain, but now appears ready to go. He has pitched to an... Read More

2 years ago


Adeiny Hechavarria Out Of Lineup On Tuesday

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) remains out of the lineup on Tuesday. He has been out since Saturday with an oblique injury and it is unknown whether this will keep him out long-term. Willy Adames is filling in on Tuesday and batting eighth against Masahiro Tanaka and the Yankees. Adames is one of... Read More

2 years ago

Adalberto Mondesi Activated From Family Medical Emergency List

Kansas City Royals middle infielder Adalberto Mondesi has been activated from the family medical emergency list. He had been out since Friday. Outfielder Paulo Orlando was demoted to Triple-A in a corresponding move. Mondesi is hitting .250 with three home runs, 11 RBI and five stolen bases in 2018. He might earn more starts if/when Whit... Read More

2 years ago

Marlins Asking For Top Prospects In Drew Steckenrider Deal

According to MLB Network's Jon Morosi, the Miami Marlins would not accept a deal with the Red Sox in which Boston would've sent one of their top two prospects in Michael Chavis or Jason Groome for relief pitcher Drew Steckenrider. Steckenrider has pitched to a 3.38 ERA and a 51/20 K/BB ratio this season. Steckenrider... Read More

2 years ago

Indians Claim Johnny Field Off Waivers

The Cleveland Indians have claimed outfielder Johnny Field off of waivers from the Tampa Bay Rays and have assigned him to Triple-A. Field is capable of playing all three outfield positions and has hit .213 with six home runs, 14 RBI and four stolen bases in 2018. Cleveland has stated that they're interested in acquiring... Read More

2 years ago

Shane Bieber Recalled From Triple-A, Starting Tuesday

The Cleveland Indians have recalled pitcher Shane Bieber from Triple-A to start on Tuesday against the Pirates. Yandy Diaz was sent down in a corresponding move. Bieber has pitched to a 5-1 record with a 3.53 ERA and a 42/8 K/BB ratio during his rookie season. He will likely remain in the rotation going forward... Read More

2 years ago


Homer Bailey Activated From Disabled List

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey has been activated from the disabled list and will start against the Cardinals on Tuesday. Bailey has been out since May 28 with right knee inflammation. On the season, Bailey has pitched to a 1-7 record with a 6.68 ERA and a 38/24 K/BB ratio. Bailey isn't a recommended... Read More

2 years ago

Arizona Diamondbacks Interested In Rangers Relievers

The Arizona Diamondbacks are reportedly interested in acquiring Texas Rangers relief pitchers Keone Kela and Jose Leclerc. The Diamondbacks' bullpen currently ranks third in the MLB with a 2.97 ERA, so the team is just looking to bolster the unit for a potential postseason run. Kela, who has functioned as the Rangers closer this season,... Read More

2 years ago

Asking Price For J.A. Happ Has Dropped

As the Toronto Blue Jays look to trade starting pitcher J.A. Happ, their asking price on the veteran has supposedly dropped. There's still no word on exactly what that means in terms of potential package, however, it's seems likely that the Blue Jays are willing to do what it takes to make a deal happen.... Read More

2 years ago

Robinson Cano Likely To Play First Base Upon Return

Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano is more likely to play first base than second when he returns from his 80-game suspension. Speaking during a press conference on Saturday, General Manager Jerry Dipoto spoke highly of Dee Gordon and said that he will be the team's second baseman going forward. He said while there will... Read More

2 years ago

Willians Astudillo Demoted To Triple-A

Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo has been demoted to Triple-A to make room for the return of Logan Morrison. Astudillo, who is listed as catcher, played anything but in the majors, making appearances in the outfield, second and third base. He even saw some time as a pitcher during a blow out. Astudillo is one... Read More

2 years ago


Justin Turner Expected To Return To Lineup On Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (hip) is expected to return to the team's lineup on Sunday. He had been out of the lineup since July 12 with a tight left abductor. He was able to pinch-hit during Saturday's contest and it looks like he'll be ready to go come Sunday. The Dodgers infield... Read More

2 years ago

James Paxton Looks Ready For Tuesday Return

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (back) was able to throw a 40-pitch bullpen session on Saturday and looks poised to return to the team's rotation on Tuesday. Following his bullpen session, Paxton said, "It feels good, everything is all good." Paxton has been out of action since July 12 with lower back stiffness. When... Read More

2 years ago

Mariners Activate Felix Hernandez For Saturday Start

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has been activated from the disabled list and will start on Saturday against the White Sox. Hernandez has been out since July 6 with lower back stiffness. Hernandez hasn't been fantastic in 2018, pitching to an 8-7 record with a 5.13 ERA and a 87/36 K/BB ratio. However, he... Read More

2 years ago

Jose Iglesias Drawing Trade Interest

Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is drawing trade interest from at least one team. There was a scout from an unknown club to watch Igesias during the Tigers game against the Red Sox on Saturday; a game in which Iglesias went two-for-three with a home run, four RBI and a run scored. Iglesias has always... Read More

2 years ago

Francisco Mejia Scratched From Padres Debut

Newly acquired Padres catching prospect Francisco Mejia was scratched from what was supposed to be his debut with the Triple-A El Paso Chihuahuas on Saturday. There's no word yet on an if there is an injury or the meaning behind his scratch. The Padres do have a doubleheader on Sunday, so perhaps Mejia will be... Read More

2 years ago


Adeiny Hechavarria Leaves Game With Injury

Tampa Bay Rays shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (oblique) was forced from the team's game on Saturday with a left oblique injury. However, following the game manager Kevin Cash says that they caught the injury in time and Hechavarria will only miss a few games. He was replaced at short by Daniel Robertson who could see a... Read More

2 years ago

Javier Baez And Joe Maddon Ejected On Saturday

Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez and manager Joe Maddon were ejected on Saturday after arguing a check-swing call. Baez apparently didn't like the call and began arguing with the home plate umpire before he was tossed. Maddon tried to protect Baez but was also ejected from the game. Ben Zobrist took over for Baez... Read More

2 years ago

Orioles Want To Trade Zach Britton By Early Next Week

The Baltimore Orioles would reportedly like to have closer Zach Britton traded by early next week. After seeing deals for Brad Hand and Jeurys Familia, the Orioles and interested parties are looking to move quickly on a deal for Britton. The Dodgers and Cubs have already been named as suitors while ESPN's Jerry Crasnick lists... Read More

2 years ago

Nate Jones Shut Down With Arm Injury

Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Nate Jones (arm) has been shut down for two weeks after suffering a setback during his throwing program. Jones is suffering from a muscle strain in his right arm that has kept him out of action since June 12. When healthy he has pitched to an impressive 2.22 ERA with... Read More

2 years ago

Cubs Heavily Interested In Zach Britton

It was recently reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers remain interested in acquiring Baltimore Orioles closer Zach Britton. According to The Athletic's Patrick Mooney, the Chicago Cubs are also highly involved on Britton and are deeply interested in acquiring him. In Chicago it's unkown if he would become the closer or if he would work... Read More

2 years ago


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