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  • Logan Verrett likely to join Mets on Tue.
    Logan Verrett is likely to be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

    Advice: It's a logical move, as there's no immediate role for Rafael Montero after he threw 100 pitches over five scoreless innings on Monday. Verrett was optioned to Triple-A earlier this month after posting a 5.36 ERA and 59/40 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 innings. Today, 5:38 am
  • Dillon Gee holds down Yankees in win
    Dillon Gee held the Yankees to one run over six innings in a victory Monday.

    Advice: Gee's rotation spot was in doubt for a spell, but then setbacks from Kris Medlen and Mike Minor took away Kansas City's alternatives. He's done pretty well his last three times out, allowing a total of five runs in 18 1/3 innings. He's still a risky play in AL-only leagues. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
  • Reds option RHP Smith to Triple-A
    Reds optioned RHP Josh Smith to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Smith threw 69 pitches in relief on Sunday, so the Reds didn't want to be short-handed in their bullpen to begin the week. He should be back in September. Yesterday, 2:38 pm
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    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Strop (knee) throws bullpen session
    Pedro Strop (knee) reported feeling good after throwing 25 pitches in a bullpen session on Monday.

    Advice: Strop underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee two weeks ago, but is already making encouraging progress. The original expectation was that he'd miss 4-6 weeks, but he appears primed to beat that timetable. Yesterday, 2:33 pm
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    Bot 3, 3-0 vs Pit
  • Angels option RHP Achter to Triple-A
    Angels optioned RHP A.J. Achter to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: The Angels have called up outfielder Rafael Ortega to take his spot on the active roster. Achter should be back in September. Yesterday, 2:17 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Cin
  • Padres option LHP Baumann to Triple-A
    Padres optioned LHP Buddy Baumann to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Brandon Morrow's return from the paternity leave list. Baumann owns a 6.75 ERA in seven appearances with the Padres this season. Yesterday, 2:06 pm
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  • Padres activate Morrow from paternity leave
    Padres activated RHP Brandon Morrow from the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Morrow has been away from the team since Friday in order to be present for the birth of his first child. The Padres sent down Buddy Baumann on Monday in order to make room for his return to the active roster. Yesterday, 2:04 pm
  • O's option McFarland to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned LHP T.J. McFarland to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: It was announced on Sunday that McFarland was designated for assignment, so this presumably means that he passed through optional waivers. The southpaw owns an ugly 6.93 ERA and 7/10 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings in the majors this season. Yesterday, 1:45 pm
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    Top 7, 3-1 vs Tor
  • Marlins recall Austin Brice from AAA NOLA
    Marlins recalled RHP Austin Brice from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Brice made one scoreless appearance earlier this month out of the Miami bullpen. He holds a 2.74 ERA, 1.098 WHIP, and 89/30 K/BB ratio in 102 innings this season between the Double-A and Triple-A levels. Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Boshers (elbow) set for rehab assignment
    Buddy Boshers (elbow) is set to begin a rehab assignment Monday with Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Boshers has been on the disabled list since August 11 because of discomfort in his left elbow. An MRI taken two weeks ago showed no major structural damage and he should be back in the Minnesota bullpen within the next 5-7 days. Yesterday, 12:48 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Indians recall Shawn Armstrong from AAA
    Indians recalled RHP Shawn Armstrong from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Armstrong will be available out of the Cleveland bullpen Monday night against the visiting Twins. He holds a 3.00 ERA in three innings this season at the MLB level. Yesterday, 12:29 pm
  • Mariners sign Al Alburquerque to minors deal
    Mariners signed RHP Al Alburquerque to a minor league contract.

    Advice: This deal was actually agreed upon last week. Alburquerque was released by the Angels on August 13 after posting a pedestrian 3.80 ERA, 1.56 WHIP, and 26/13 K/BB ratio across 23 2/3 innings with Triple-A Salt Lake. The 30-year-old right-hander is now working out of the bullpen at Triple-A Tacoma. Yesterday, 11:51 am
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  • Cardinals recall Dean Kiekhefer from AAA
    Cardinals recalled LHP Dean Kiekhefer from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Kiekhefer will be available out of the St. Louis bullpen on Monday night in Milwaukee. The left-hander has allowed seven runs in 14 innings this year at the MLB level. Yesterday, 9:27 am
  • T.J. McFarland designated for assignment
    Orioles designated LHP T.J. McFarland for assignment.

    Advice: McFarland was pummeled for four runs over two-thirds of an inning Saturday in his lone appearance after returning from the disabled list. He stands a good chance at clearing waivers. Sunday, 8:17 am
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    Top 7, 3-1 vs Tor
  • Orioles bring back reliever Tommy Hunter
    Orioles signed RHP Tommy Hunter to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Hunter was released by the Indians last week after struggling on a rehab assignment. He held a decent 3.74 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings before his back injury, though, and is worth a shot at the prorated veteran minimum. Hunter, of course, spent 2011-15 with the Orioles. Sunday, 8:12 am
    Top 7, 3-1 vs Tor
  • Suarez gives up three runs in 4 1/3 innings
    Albert Suarez got hit with a loss after giving up three runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: All of the damage came on a three-run bomb by Matt Kemp in the fourth inning. Suarez fanned five batters while giving up two free passes and five base hits. He is now 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 60 innings split between the rotation and the bullpen. He has also been called up and sent down to Triple-A multiple times this year. He is no more than a shaky streamer in fantasy leagues. Saturday, 9:50 pm
  • Giants recall Albert Suarez to start Saturday
    Giants recalled RHP Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: The 26-year-old hurler has appeared in 16 games for the Giants this season (six starts), compiling a 4.20 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 40/17 K/BB ratio. He could be worth a look as a streaming option against the Braves on Saturday. Saturday, 12:11 pm
  • T.J. McFarland activated from disabled list
    Orioles activated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: McFarland has been out for the last two months with left knee tendinitis. He'll be used in low-leverage situations. Friday, 12:42 pm
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    Top 7, 3-1 vs Tor
  • Buddy Baumann recalled from Triple-A
    Padres recalled LHP Buddy Baumann from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Baumann holds a 6.75 ERA and 1.69 WHIP over 5 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He might only be up for a few days while Brandon Morrow is on paternity leave. Friday, 10:21 am
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  • Brandon Morrow goes on paternity leave
    Padres placed RHP Brandon Morrow on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: Morrow and his wife are expecting their first child. He's being replaced on the roster by Buddy Baumann. Friday, 10:20 am
  • Indians release right-hander Tommy Hunter
    Indians released RHP Tommy Hunter.

    Advice: Hunter had been sidelined since mid-July with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and was struggling badly on his minor league rehab assignment. The 30-year-old right-hander is now a free agent. Thursday, 12:55 pm
    Top 7, 3-1 vs Tor
  • Gee yields three runs in 5 1/3 frames
    Dillon Gee was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Gee hung zeroes on the scoreboard until the 6th inning when all three runs scored. After getting the first batter out he allowed four consecutive singles to bring in two runs. He was then relieved by Peter Moylan, who gave up a sacrifice fly to let in the third run charged to Gee. The one bad inning spoiled what was shaping up to be an impressive outing. He now has a 5-7 record and 4.55 ERA with 80 strikeouts and 30 walks in 99 innings. Wednesday, 7:19 pm
  • Hunter (back) won't return until September
    Tommy Hunter (back) has been informed that he's not likely to return until after rosters expand on September 1.

    Advice: Hunter, out since mid-July with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back, has allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings since beginning a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus earlier this month. The Indians want him to get more work in the minors before bringing him back. The 30-year-old owns a 3.74 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings this season. Monday, 6:24 pm
    Top 7, 3-1 vs Tor
  • A.J. Achter recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled RHP A.J. Achter from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Achter holds a 3.80 ERA over 21 1/3 relief innings in the majors this season. He'll be used in the middle of games. Aug 21, 10:21 am
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    7:05 pm vs Cin
  • Shawn Armstrong optioned to Triple-A
    Indians optioned RHP Shawn Armstrong to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Armstrong's latest stint with the big club only lasted a couple days and he didn't make an appearance. He'll return in September. Aug 21, 5:41 am
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