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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.


Joe Panik Able To Take Grounders And Hit On Friday

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik (groin) took batting practice on the field and was able to take grounders on Friday. He is working his way back from a groin injury that has sidelined him since July 6. If he continues to improve there's a chance he begins his rehab assignment next week. Panik... Read More

2 years ago

Evan Longoria Could Return To Lineup On Tuesday

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (finger) could return to the team's lineup as soon as Tuesday. He's been out of action with a fractured finger since June 14. On the season, Longoria is hitting .246 with 10 home runs and 34 RBI in 2018. He hasn't been the Longoria of old, but you... Read More

2 years ago

Jeff Samardzija Receives PRP Injection

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Jeff Samardzija (shoulder) received a platelet-rich plasma injection in his shoulder over the All-Star break. Samardzija has been on the disabled list three times this season with shoulder problems. While there's no timetable for his return, the Giants are hoping the PRP injection will help limit those problems. When healthy,... Read More

2 years ago

Brock Holt Avoids Serious Injury

Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt (knee) was able to avoid serious injury after leaving the team's game on Friday. He was diagnosed with a left knee contusion and is listed as day-to-day. While there's no exact timetable for his return, Holt is lucky to have avoided anything serious and should be able to... Read More

2 years ago

Ian Kennedy Not Expected Back Anytime Soon

Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Ian Kennedy (oblique) stated on Friday that it could be quite a while until he returns back to the mound. The Royals pitcher has been out since July 10 with a left oblique strain and it appears as if he'll remain on the disabled list for an extended period of... Read More

2 years ago


Felix Hernandez To Start For Mariners On Saturday

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez (back) will be activated off of the disabled list to start against the White Sox on Saturday. Hernandez has been out of action since July 6 with lower back stiffness. He appears to be fully healthy and ready to go following the All-Star break. Hernandez has pitched to an... Read More

2 years ago

James Paxton Could Return To Rotation On Tuesday

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session on Saturday. If all goes well, he could return to the team's rotation on Tuesday. He has been out since Jul 12 with lower back stiffness. He has pitched to a 8-4 record with a 3.70 ERA and a 155/33 K/BB... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Zunino Begins Rehab Assignment On Friday

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino (ankle) is beginning his rehab assignment in Triple-A on Friday. He is expected to play catcher on Friday before acting as the designated hitter on Saturday. If he suffers no setbacks he could return to the major league lineup shortly after. Zunino is hitting .189 on the season with 12... Read More

2 years ago

Brock Holt Leaves Game With Knee Injury

Boston Red Sox utility man Brock Holt was forced to leave the game on Friday with an apparent knee injury. Holt was spiked during a defense play at second base. While the severity of the injury is not yet known, he was able to walk off the field on his own power. An update should... Read More

2 years ago

A's Interested In Jeurys Familia

The Oakland Athletics are reportedly interested in New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia. Familia's name has been one of the biggest ones on the table with the trade deadline approaching. The Athletics already have their closer in All-Star Blake Treinen, however, Familia would give them an explosive 1-2 punch. Familia has pitched to a 2.88... Read More

2 years ago


Kevin Kiermaier Leaves Game With Apparent Foot Injury

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier was forced to leave the team's game on Friday with an apparent foot injury. He will be evaluated tomorrow before the team decides if a DL stint is necessary. He was replaced in center by Mallex Smith with Jake Bauers moving to left.

2 years ago

Ervin Santana Shines In Rehab Start On Friday

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ervin Santana (finger) put together a strong rehab start on Friday, throwing six innings of one-run ball while allowing just two hits and striking out one. Santana has yet to make his 2018 debut, but should be close to returning following this outing. When he does return, Santana could be a... Read More

2 years ago

Ozzie Albies Leaves Game With Apparent Injury

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies was forced from the team's game on Friday with an apparent injury. It is not yet known exactly what the injury is and how severe it might be. The team will likely provide an update following the game. He was replaced at second by Charlie Culberson.

2 years ago

Justin Turner Misses Fifth Straight Game

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner (hip) was not in the team's lineup on Friday, missing his fifth straight game. Turner has been sidelined with an abductor injury and was replaced at third by Max Muncy. Manager Dave Roberts said he could return in two or three days, although remaining out of the lineup... Read More

2 years ago

Josh Harrison Remains Out On Friday

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison (hamstring) remained out of the team's lineup on Friday. He was forced out of Pittsburgh's final game prior to the All-Star break will a hamstring injury and he still isn't ready to return. There's no word on when he might return, although not playing after a long period off... Read More

2 years ago


Antonio Senzatela Will Start For Rockies On Sunday

Colorado Rockies pitcher Antonio Senzatela (finger) will be activated off the disabled list to start against the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Senzatela has been out since Jul 8 with a blister. He has pitched to a 3-2 record with a 5.34 ERA and a 20/9 K/BB ratio. Senzatela has shined at moments throughout the season, but... Read More

2 years ago

Miguel Sano Promoted To Triple-A

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano has been promoted to Triple-A. Sano was surprisingly demoted earlier in the season and responded by hitting .328 with two home runs and 12 RBI over 19 games at High-A. There's no word on when Sano might return to the major leagues, however, the third baseman holds massive power... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Miller Needs 2-3 More Rehab Appearances

Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller (knee) will likely see two or more rehab appearances before rejoining the major league roster. Miller is trying to come back from a right knee injury that has sidelined him since May. Miller has struggled in 2018, pitching to a 4.40 ERA and a 23/10 K/BB ratio. However, he... Read More

2 years ago

T.J. Rivera Suffers Sprained Right Elbow

New York Mets infielder T.J. Rivera (elbow) has been diagnosed with a strain, meaning there is damage to his UCL. Rivera is coming off of Tommy John surgery and this diagnosis does not help his chances of returning anytime soon. He has received a platelet-rich plasma injection and is currently shut down, but Rivera's ongoing... Read More

2 years ago

Scott Schebler Expected To Return On Wednesday

Cinncinnati Reds outfielder Scott Schebler (shoulder) is expected to return to the team's lineup on Wednesday. If activated, he would've only missed the minimum amount of days with an AC joint sprain. Schebler is hitting .278 with 12 home runs, 37 RBI and three stolen bases in 2018. Assuming he is in the lineup on... Read More

2 years ago


Michael Fulmer Placed On Disabled List

Detroit Tigers starting pitcher Michael Fulmer (oblique) has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. It isn't known when Fulmer suffered the reported left oblique strain, nor is it known how much time he will miss. Owners should hold on to Fulmer for now until more information is revealed. With Fulmer injured, it's unlikely he... Read More

2 years ago

Drew Pomeranz To Start For Red Sox On Tuesday

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Drew Pomeranz (biceps) will be activated off the disabled to start against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday. Pomeranz hasn't pitched since May 31 with left bicep tendinitis. When healthy, he holds a 1-3 record with a 6.81 ERA and a 36/21 K/BB ratio. Pomeranz is a much better pitcher than... Read More

2 years ago

Rafael Devers Could Return Return To Lineup On Saturday

Boston Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers (shoulder) is going through pre-game warmups on Friday and could potentially return to the team's lineup on Saturday. Devers has been out since July 10 with left shoulder inflammation. He is hitting .241 on the season with 14 home runs, 48 RBI and five stolen bases. He's one... Read More

2 years ago

J.D. Davis Recalled From Triple-A

Houston Astros first baseman J.D. Davis has been recalled from Triple-A. Tyler White was demoted in a corresponding move. Davis has hit .200 with one home run and four RBI over 17 major league games in 2018. He could see some starts at first base, but Davis is not a recommended pickup at this time.

2 years ago

Marco Estrada To Start For Blue Jays On Sunday

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Marco Estrada (glute) is expected to rejoin the team's rotation and start against the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday, Estrada has been out of action since July 3 with a strained left glute. On the season he has pitched to a 4-7 record with a 4.72 ERA and a 70/25 K/BB... Read More

2 years ago


Daniel Vogelbach And John Andreoli Recalled From Triple-A

The Seattle Mariners have recalled first baseman Daniel Vogelbach and outfielder John Andreoli from Triple-A. Vogelbach is hitting .210 with two home runs and six RBI over 23 games at the major league level in 2018. Andreoli is hitting .200 with no other counting stats in his two games with the Mariners. Both could end... Read More

2 years ago

Homer Bailey To Start For Reds On Tuesday

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey (knee) will return to the team's rotation on Tuesday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Bailey has been out since May 28 with inflammation in his right knee. He hasn't looked good when healthy, pitching to a 1-7 record with a 6.68 ERA and a 38/24 K/BB ratio. He can... Read More

2 years ago

Manny Pina Returns To Lineup On Friday

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina has been activated off of the disabled list and is starting against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. Pina will bat seventh against Rich Hill. The Brewers catcher had been out of action since July 6 with a bicep injury. He is hitting .227 with six home runs and 16... Read More

2 years ago

Nomar Mazara Placed On Disabled List

Texas Rangers outfielder Nomar Mazara (thumb) has been placed on the 10-day disabled list. He apparently suffered the injury prior to the All-Star break, but will need more time to rehab. It is not currently known how long he will be out. Prospect Willie Calhoun was recalled in a corresponding move.

2 years ago

Joey Votto Sitting On Friday

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is out of the lineup on Friday for a routine day of rest. After playing in the All-Star Game, manager Jim Riggleman is giving his star first baseman an extra day off. He'll be replaced by Adam Duvall who is batting sixth. Duvall has some decent streaming appeal due... Read More

2 years ago


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