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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.


Leonys Martin Activated From Disabled List

Detroit Tigers outfielder Leonys Martin has been activated off of the disabled list prior to the team's game on Friday. Martin was on the DL since Jul 1 with a hamstring injury. He is hitting .257 on the season with nine home runs, 29 RBI and seven stolen bases. Martin should be picked up in... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Zimmerman Activated From Disabled List

Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman has been activated from the disabled list. He had been on the shelf since May with an oblique injury. Zimmerman has struggled when healthy in 2018, hitting just .217 with five home runs and 16 RBI. Despite the full bill of health, he is not in the team's lineup... Read More

2 years ago

Stephen Strasburg Activated From Disabled List, Starting Friday

Washington Nationals starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg has been activated from the disabled list and is starting against the Braves on Friday. Strasburg was on the DL with a shoulder injury for six weeks. Prior to the injury he pitched to a 6-6 record with a 3.46 ERA and a 95/19 K/BB ratio. Strasburg appears to... Read More

2 years ago

Edwin Encarnacion Fine After Being Hit By Pitch

Cleveland Indians first baseman Edwin Encarnacion appears to be fine after being hit in the hand with a pitch on Sunday. Manager Terry Francona referred to his first baseman as "all good", when asked about the injury. It appears that Encarnacion will be in the lineup and ready to go when the Indians retake the... Read More

2 years ago

Jason Vargas To Start For Mets On Tuesday

New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (calf) will come off the disabled list to start against the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. Vargas has been out since June 19 with a calf strain. When healthy, Vargas has struggled in 2018, pitching to a 2-6 record with a 8.60 ERA and a 32/14 K/BB ratio.... Read More

2 years ago


Tyler Olson Among Three Indians Sent To Triple-A

The Cleveland Indians sent relief pitcher Tyler Olson as well as outfielder Greg Allen and reliever Adam Plutko to Triple-A. The team needed to make room for new additions Brad Hand and Adam Cimber as well as call-ups Yandy Diaz and Melky Cabrera. Olson has solid strikeout numbers with a 24/8 K/BB ratio and a... Read More

2 years ago

Melky Cabrera To Return To Major Leagues With Indians Friday

Cleveland Indians outfielder Melky Cabrera will be recalled to the big leagues on Friday. Cabrera spent 17 games with the team earlier this season, hitting .207 with 11 RBI. Cabrera has plenty of success throughout his major league career, but he won't have the opportunity to be fantasy relevant in a crowded Indians outfield. He'll... Read More

2 years ago

Indians To Recall Yandy Diaz On Friday

Cleveland Indians infielder Yandy Diaz will be recalled to the major leagues on Friday. Diaz has yet to appear with the Indians in 2018, however was hitting .284 with two home runs and 27 RBI over 81 RBI prior to the call-up. Diaz will likely function in a utility role and holds no fantasy value... Read More

2 years ago

Clint Frazier Removed From Game On Thursday

New York Yankees outfielder Clint Frazier was removed from his Triple-A game on Thursday in the second inning. Some have speculated that he suffered a hamstring injury the inning prior and with the Yankees involved in multiple trade discussions, they want to be cautious with one of their best prospects. Whether the injury, if there... Read More

2 years ago

Keone Kela And Jake Diekman Drawing Trade Interest

Texas Rangers relief pitchers Keone Kela and Jake Diekman have been receiving trade interest heading into the deadline. Despite the team wanting to trade players such as Cole Hamels and Arian Beltre, Kela and Diekman have reportedly been the two most interesting assets to clubs. Kela has functioned as the team's closer this season, pitching... Read More

2 years ago


Gary Sanchez Activated From Disabled List

The New York Yankees have activated catcher Gary Sanchez (groin) off of the disabled list. Sanchez has been out of action since June 24. The Yankees backstop is now fully healthy and ready to play as the team enters the second half of the season. Sanchez has hit just .190 on the season with 14... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Braun Could Be Activated Off DL Soon

Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun (back) was able to participate in a workout on Thursday. While details of that workout are unknown, the team will use it to determine if he is ready to return from the disabled list. The fact he was able to participate shows that the outfielder could be close to making... Read More

2 years ago

Shelby Miller Suffers No Further Damage To UCL

Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Shelby Miller (elbow) suffered no new damage to his UCL, according to a recent MRI. Miller has been out of action since June 11. When he has been in action, it hasn't been good as Miller holds a 0-4 record with a 11.40 ERA and a 19/7 K/BB ratio in 2018. He hasn't... Read More

2 years ago

Shohei Ohtani Could Return To Mound In September

Updating a previous report, Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (elbow) was able to play catch from 60 feet on Thursday after being cleared to throw by Dr. Steve Yoon. Ohtani hasn't pitched since June 6 as he has battled a UCL injury. While there's still a chance Ohtani undergoes Tommy John surgery, there's... Read More

2 years ago

Josh Hader Will Not Be Punished By Brewers For Tweets

The Milwaukee Brewers will not be punishing relief pitcher Josh Hader for his racist and homophobic tweets that became known during the All-Star break. Hader is taking mandated sensitivity training and it appears that that will be the extent of his punishment. Hader has been excellent on the mound in 2018, pitching to a 1.50... Read More

2 years ago


Manny Pina Begins Rehab Assignment

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina is set to begin his rehab assignment on Thursday with the Class-A Timber Rattlers. Pina has been on the disabled list since July 8 with a biceps injury. On the season, Pina is hitting .227 with six home runs and 16 RBI over 59 games. He'll likely resume the starting... Read More

2 years ago

Twins Acquire Jeremy Hazelbaker

Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker has been traded to the Minnesota Twins for cash considerations. He'll remain in Triple-A for the time being. Hazelbaker hasn't appeared at the major league level in 2018 and although he has had some nice moments over the past two seasons, he isn't likely to turn into anything more... Read More

2 years ago

Braves DFA Danny Santana, Call Up Michael Reed

The Atlanta Braves have designated outfielder Danny Santana for assignment and recalled outfielder Michael Reed from Triple-A. Santana was hitting just .179 in 2018 and hasn't been the same person since his rookie season. He'll likely remain in Atlanta's organization. Reed has been recalled a few times but has yet to get a major league... Read More

2 years ago

Santiago Casilla Released By A's

Oakland Athletics reliever Santiago Casilla has been released and is now a free agent. He was designated for assignment prior to the All-Star break and clearly Oakland felt they had better bullpen options. On the season, Casilla has pitched to a 3.16 ERA and a 22/20 K/BB ratio. Casilla will likely get another opportunity at... Read More

2 years ago

Carl Edwards Jr. Activated From Paternity Leave

Chicago Cubs relief pitcher Carl Edwards Jr. has been activated off the paternity list and is eligible out of the team's bullpen on Thursday. Edwards has pitched to an impressive 2.89 ERA and a 48/13 K/BB ratio. He'll pitch out of middle relief and holds no fantasy value outside of leagues that count holds.

2 years ago


Albert Almora Activated From Bereavement List

Chicago Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. has been activated from the bereavement list. He isn't in the lineup on Thursday but is good to go whenever he is needed. Almora has had a solid 2018, hitting .319 with four home runs 28 RBI and 48 runs scored. He'll continue hitting at the top of the... Read More

2 years ago

Yoenis Cespedes On Track To Start On Friday

New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is expected to return to the team's lineup on Friday. He's been on the disabled list with a hip injury since May. The Mets play the Yankees in their first series of the second half, meaning Cespedes will likely be used as a DH for a few games. Prior... Read More

2 years ago

Jose Martinez Not In Lineup On Thursday

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Jose Martinez is sitting on Thursday against the Cubs. He'll be replaced by Matt Carpenter with Jedd Gyorko playing third. Both are safe to use on Thursday. It's important to note that Martinez hasn't been in either of Mike Schildt's lineups since he took over as interim manager. If that... Read More

2 years ago

Week 17 Waiver Wire - Catcher

With the All-Star break now behind us, it's time to look ahead to the second half of the Fantasy Baseball season. While we already know who most of this year's breakouts are, looking at you Max Muncy, catcher remains one of the trickiest positions to figure out in fantasy circles. Those who sacrificed early picks... Read More

2 years ago

Prospect Zach Pop The Final Piece Of Manny Machado Trade

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Zach Pop has been dealt to the Baltimore Orioles in a package for Manny Machado. Pop does not currently rank in the team's top 30 prospects, however, he was a seventh round pick in 2017 and has shown potential. Over 35 minor league games, Pop holds a 0.93 ERA with... Read More

2 years ago


Breyvic Valera Sent To Orioles

Los Angeles Dodgers minor league infielder Breyvic Valera has been sent to the Baltimore Orioles as part of the trade package for Manny Machado. Valera is not currently ranked in the Dodgers' top-30 prospects, however, he is the only player in the trade package with major league experience. He's appeared in 25 games at the major... Read More

2 years ago

Rylan Bannon Dealt To Baltimore Orioles

Los Angeles Dodgers third base prospect Rylan Bannon has been sent to the Baltimore Orioles in a trade package for Manny Machado. Bannon is currently ranked as the 27th best player in the Dodgers system by MLB Pipeline. Bannon has just two seasons of minor league experience, but has been impressive, hitting .308 with 30... Read More

2 years ago

Prospect Dean Kremer Sent To Baltimore

Los Angeles Dodgers pitching prospect Dean Kremer has been sent to the Baltimore Orioles as part of the trade package for Manny Machado. Kremer is currently ranked as the 28th best prospect in the Dodgers organization by MLB Pipeline. He has pitched to a 9-8 record with a 3.78 ERA and a 256/70 K/BB ratio... Read More

2 years ago

Yusniel Diaz Headlines Trade Package For Manny Machado

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yusniel Diaz has been traded to the Baltimore Orioles as part of a deal for shortstop Manny Machado. Diaz is ranked as the Dodgers' fourth best prospect and the 84th best prospect in baseball according to MLB Pipeline. Diaz has hit .288 with 26 home runs 139 RBI and 24 stolen... Read More

2 years ago

Manny Machado Traded To Dodgers

Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. After days of speculation the deal is now official and the All-Star has been shipped to the West Coast. Machado will play shortstop for the Dodgers in place of the injured Corey Seager. Chris Taylor or potentially Cody Bellinger will move to... Read More

2 years ago


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