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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.


Dodgers Remain Active In Zach Britton Trade Talks

Despite already acquiring Manny Machado from the Orioles, the Los Angeles Dodgers remain interested in Baltimore closer Zach Britton. The Dodgers want Britton to be their setup man to Kenley Jansen, giving them one of the most potent 1-2 punches in recent memory. If Britton were to be traded to the Dodgers, he would lose... Read More

2 years ago

Giants Being Aggressive In Evan Longoria's Rehab

The San Francisco Giants are being aggressive with third baseman Evan Longoria's (hand) rehab assignment. He played five innings on Friday, is scheduled to play seven innings on Saturday and will likely play nine innings on Sunday. Both the team and Longoria are shooting for a Tuesday return to the major league lineup. Longoria has... Read More

2 years ago

Rays Seeing Significant Trade Interest in Chris Archer

The Tampa Bay Rays are reportedly seeing significant trade interest in starting pitcher Chris Archer. Archer is one of the best young pitchers available on the market and is under team control for another three seasons. The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal notes however, that Archer needs to show that he has returned to pre-injury form in... Read More

2 years ago

Yankees Demote Domingo Acevedo To Double-A

The New York Yankees have demoted pitcher Domingo Acevedo to Double-A. He was recalled prior to the team's game on Saturday but he did not make an appearance before being sent down. Acevedo is currently ranked as the Yankees eighth best prospect by MLB Pipeline and he has shown massive potential in the past. In... Read More

2 years ago

Red Sox Showing Interest In Mike Fiers

The Boston Red Sox are one of multiple teams who are reportedly showing interest in Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Mike Fiers. Fiers is a free agent at the end of the season and Detroit is likely looking to add a low-level prospect with upside in return. Fiers has pitched to a 6-6 record with a... Read More

2 years ago


Hunter Strickland Confident He'll Return When First Eligible

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Hunter Strickland (hand) was able to throw weighted balls on Friday and is confident he'll be ready to return when first eligible on Aug. 19. Strickland suffered a broken right hand and has been out of action since June 18. When healthy, Strickland has worked as San Francisco's closer, pitching... Read More

2 years ago

Matt Shoemaker Throws From 90 Feet On Saturday

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Matt Shoemaker (forearm) was able to throw from 90 feet on flat ground Saturday. Shoemaker is rehabbing his way back from a forearm nerve surgery he underwent in May. It's likely that he remains out for the rest of the season and he could potentially miss part of 2019 as... Read More

2 years ago

Yasiel Puig To Return Next Weekend

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig (oblique) is expected to be activated from the disabled list and be back in the team's lineup during next weekend's series against the Atlanta Braves. He has been sidelined since July 8 with an oblique strain. Puig is hitting .265 with 11 home runs, 35 RBI and seven stolen... Read More

2 years ago

Indians Sign Rob Brantly

The Cleveland Indians have signed catcher Rob Brantly to a contract and assigned him to Triple-A. Brantly has yet to appear in the majors in 2018, and was hitting just .218 in the minors with one home run and 19 games this season. He'll function as depth following the trade of Francisco Mejia and holds... Read More

2 years ago

Bradley Zimmer Out 8-12 Months Following Shoulder Surgery

Cleveland Indians outfielder Bradley Zimmer (shoulder) underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder on Saturday and is expected to be sidelined for the next eight to 12 months. That timeline eliminates him for the rest of the season and likely into 2019 as well. Zimmer has shown promise during his short MLB career, hitting .237... Read More

2 years ago


Yoenis Cespedes To See Foot Specialist

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (foot) will likely see a specialist and undergo an MRI sometime early next week. After being activated from the disabled list on Friday, Cespedes remains out of the lineup on Saturday with a potentially serious injury. Recently Cespedes said he is dealing with a calf injury that could only... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Claudio Activated From Disabled List

Texas Rangers relief pitcher Alex Claudio (ankle) has been activated from the disabled list. He ended up just missing the minimum amount of time with a left ankle sprain. Claudio has pitched to a 4.32 ERA and a 23/7 K/BB ratio in 2018. For now, Claudio's fantasy value is limited as a middle reliever. However,... Read More

2 years ago

Austin Bibens-Dirkx Recalled From Triple-A

Texas Rangers pitcher Austin Bibens-Dirkx has been recalled from Triple-A prior to the team's game on Saturday. Bibens-Dirkx holds a 2-2 record with a 3.71 ERA and a 26/9 K/BB ratio in six starts for the Rangers in 2018. However, it is being speculated that he will be used as a reliever for the time... Read More

2 years ago

Brandon Belt Activated From Paternity List

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt has been activated from the paternity leave list prior to the team's game on Saturday. Belt ended up missing just one game to witness the birth of his child. He's back in the lineup and batting second against the Oakland Athletics. Belt is hitting .287 on the season... Read More

2 years ago

White Sox Unlikely To Trade Jose Abreu

The Chicago White Sox are reportedly unlikely to move first baseman Jose Abreu prior to the July 31 trade deadline. With the White Sox in full rebuild mode, it seemed likely that the team would want to add to their farm system by moving their All-Star first baseman. However, the team appears to be inclined... Read More

2 years ago


Nick Tropeano Activated For Start On Saturday

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Nick Tropeano (shoulder) has been activated from the disabled list and will start against the Houston Astros on Saturday. Tropeano has been out since June 10 with right shoulder inflammation. On the season, he has pitched to a 3-4 record with a 4.83 ERA and a 44/20 K/BB ratio. The... Read More

2 years ago

Mariners Interested In Asdrubal Cabrera

The Seattle Mariners are reportedly showing interest in New York Mets second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera. Cabrera has hit .282 with 17 home runs, 53 RBI and 46 runs scored over 93 games in 2018. With Robinson Cano ineligible for the playoffs due to his PED suspension, the Mariners are looking for a second basemen for... Read More

2 years ago

Garrett Hampson Recalled By Rockies

The Colorado Rockies have recalled Garrett Hampson from Triple-A to take the injured DJ LeMahieu's spot on the roster. Hampson is currently ranked as the sixth best prospect in the Rockies' organization by MLB Pipeline. He is making his MLB debut on Saturday after hitting .305 with eight home runs, 36 RBI and 33 stolen... Read More

2 years ago

Athletics Look Poised To Land Jeurys Familia

According to multiple sources, the Oakland Athletics looked poised to land New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia in a trade. Oakland is reportedly offering multiple prospects and a deal could be completed in the next couple of days. While no one has been confirmed, Jose Mateo has been a name some pundits think can go... Read More

2 years ago

DJ LeMahieu Leaves Game With Back Injury

Colorado Rockies second baseman DJ LeMahieu was forced from the team's game on Friday after re-injuring his back. He was forced to miss last Saturday's game with a similar injury so perhaps this has been nagging for a while. There's no word on how severe the injury is at the moment or if a stint... Read More

2 years ago


Rafael Devers Returning To Lineup On Saturday

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (shoulder) is expected to be activated from the disabled list and be back in the team's starting lineup on Saturday. Devers was able to participate in pregame warmups and clearly the team feels that he is healthy enough to go. Devers has been out with shoulder inflammation but... Read More

2 years ago

Jeurys Familia On Verge Of Being Traded

According to ESPN's Buster Olney, New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia is on the verge of being traded to an unknown team. Both the A's and Cubs have been known to have interest, however, according to Olney, Chicago is not involved. There's a very good chance that Familia is traded by the end of Friday... Read More

2 years ago

Manuel Margot Leaves Game With Apparent Injury On Friday

San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot left the team's game on Friday with an apparent injury. It's likely that Margot suffered the injury to his wrist after trying to make a diving play. There's no word yet on the severity or if Margot will need to be placed on the disabled list. The team will... Read More

2 years ago

Carlos Correa Out For At Least Another Week

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (back) isn't expected to return to the team for at least another week. Correa is attempting to rehab a sore lower back and has been unable to participate in baseball activity. Correa hasn't played since June 25 and it does not appear that he will return to action anytime soon.... Read More

2 years ago

Ozzie Albies Left Game With Hamstring Tightness

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (hamstring) was pulled from the team's game on Friday due to hamstring tightness. The reasoning behind Albies removal at the time was not known, but now it appears that he has escaped serious injury. The Braves have also said that his removal from the game was precautionary. Albies is... Read More

2 years ago


Angels Expect Shohei Ohtani To Pitch Again Before Season's End

Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that he expects Shohei Ohtani (elbow) to pitch again before the end of his season. Ohtani is suffering from an elbow strain, however, after receiving a platelet-rich plasma injection he appears to be improving. There remains no timetable for his return to the mound, although the team plans... Read More

2 years ago

Cubs Showing Interest In Jeurys Familia

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly showing interest in New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia. It was reported earlier in the day that the A's were in on Familia and it now looks like Chicago has joined the hunt. The Cubs have been linked to Zach Britton and Brad Hand prior to his trade. It's unknown... Read More

2 years ago

Chad Bettis To Begin Rehab Assignment On Saturday

Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Bettis (finger) is beginning his rehab assignment in Triple-A on Saturday. Bettis has been out since July 1 with a blister on his middle finger, however, he has no pitch limit during his rehab start meaning he should be able to return to the major league roster shortly. Bettis has... Read More

2 years ago

Shelby Miller Could Be Moved To Bullpen Upon Return

The Arizona Diamondbacks have considered moving starting pitcher Shelby Miller (elbow) to the bullpen when he returns from injury. Miller is currently shut down with right elbow inflammation and there is no timetable for his return. Miller has not looked good in 2018, pitching to a 0-4 record with a 11.40 ERA and a 19/5... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Braun Expected To Return On Saturday

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) is expected to be activated from the disabled list and in the team's lineup on Saturday. He's been out of action since Jul 7 with a back strain. Braun is hitting .235 with 10 home runs, 35 RBI and seven stolen bases in 2018. He isn't Braun of old,... Read More

2 years ago


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