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  • Brandon Maurer picks up save for Padres
    Brandon Maurer, anointed the Padres' closer before the game, picked up a save despite giving up a run in the ninth Friday against the Yankees.

    Advice: It was 7-3 going into the ninth, so Matt Thornton opened the inning. Thornton, though, gave up a walk, a HBP and a single before being yanked. Maurer came on and allowed a couple of doubles, but he induced three groundouts to end the game at 7-6. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 11:05 pm
  • Bud Norris goes six scoreless for win
    Making his Dodgers debut, Bud Norris held the Rockies to two hits over six scoreless innings in a 5-0 win Friday.

    Advice: Norris struck out eight and walked one. Four relievers went on to combine for the three-hit shutout. Norris has a 1.78 ERA and a 37/9 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings in six starts since the Braves returned him to their rotation. He hasn't allowed a homer since April 27. It's a scary thought, given the way he pitches when he goes bad, but he's an option in mixed leagues right now. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:55 pm
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  • Wright gives up four runs in win over Angels
    Steven Wright surrendered four runs in five-plus innings in a win over the Angels on Friday.

    Advice: Wright blanked the Angels over the first five innings before he loaded the bases in the sixth and gave up a grand slam to C.J. Cron through the raindrops. We’ve now seen on multiple occasions that rain and Wright don't work well together. The knuckleballer walked three and struck out three and saw his ERA increase from 2.18 to 2.42 on the year. He’s now behind Cleveland’s Danny Salazar for the AL ERA lead. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Kimbrel converts save No. 17 on Friday
    Craig Kimbrel worked around some trouble to pitch a scoreless ninth inning against the Angels on Friday for his 17th save of the season.

    Advice: He escaped by the skin of his teeth. Holding a one-run lead, Kimbrel walked Mike Trout to begin the top of the ninth inning before retiring the next two batters. He was then bailed out when Daniel Nava hit a drive down the right-field line which went into the stands for a ground-rule double and kept Trout at third base. Kimbrel was able to get C.J. Cron to ground out to finish off the victory. The 28-year-old is 17-for-19 in save chances this season to go along with a 2.53 ERA and 48/12 K/BB ratio in 32 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:57 pm
  • Ramos blows first save of season
    A.J. Ramos blew his first save of the season Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: Asked to hold a one-run lead, Ramos gave up a game-tying leadoff homer to Tyler Flowers to begin the ninth inning. He managed to wiggle his way out of a jam and the Marlins went on to win the game in 12 innings. Ramos had converted 33 consecutive save chances dating back to last season and this wasn’t the best timing for him to break the streak. Fernando Rodney, who was acquired from the Padres on Thursday, pitched a scoreless eighth inning in his Marlins debut on Friday. One hiccup isn’t enough to change things, but the leash could be shorter for Ramos with Rodney in the fold. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Rodney tosses scoreless inning in debut
    Fernando Rodney tossed a scoreless eighth inning in his Marlins’ debut Friday against the Braves.

    Advice: Rodney, who was acquired from the Padres on Thursday, walked one and notched a pair of strikeouts in the frame. He was perfect as San Diego’s closer this season, but he’s set to serve as A.J. Ramos’ set-up man with his new team. Of course, Ramos blew his first save of the season on Friday, so this situation is worth watching. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:11 pm
  • Tanner Roark pitches well in no-decision
    Tanner Roark pitched well in a no-decision against the Reds on Friday, surrendering two runs on eight hits over seven strong innings.

    Advice: The right-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. He allowed RBI singles in the second and sixth inning, but was able to limit the damage in both frames. He has been one of the most dependable starters in the Nationals rotation this season, posting a 2.93 ERA and 1.23 WHIP over 107 1/3 innings. He'll take on the Brewers his next time out at home on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:45 pm
  • Maurer to get first crack at ninth inning
    Padres manager Andy Green said Friday that Brandon Maurer will get the "first crack" at the ninth inning after dealing Fernando Rodney away on Thursday.

    Advice: He isn't locked in as the official closer yet, but will have a chance to stake his claim to the role with a few successful conversions. Many had assumed that Ryan Buchter, who had functioned as the primary setup man for Rodney, would get the first shot at the ninth inning, but it looks as though Green is more comfortable keeping the southpaw in the eighth inning. Maurer is worthy of an add in all formats until he proves otherwise. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:56 pm
  • Bauer fires five shutout innings in relief
    Trevor Bauer, who had been scheduled to start Saturday's game against the Blue Jays, fired five scoreless innings in relief on Friday to earn his seventh victory of the season.

    Advice: Bauer came on in the 14th inning after the Tribe had used the rest of their bullpen, and all he did was allow two hits and walk three over five shutout frames, striking out three in the process. The Indians have now won a franchise-record 14 consecutive games, though they'll be forced to scramble to find a starter for Saturday's contest. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:50 pm
  • Buddy Baumann activated, then optioned
    Padres activated LHP Buddy Baumann from the 60-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Baumann is over his back injury but will remain at El Paso in spite of a 1.46 ERA during his rehab assignment. He should get a shot eventually. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:47 pm
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  • Fernando Rodney to set up for Marlins
    Fernando Rodney will be used as the Marlins' primary setup man.

    Advice: It was the presumption given that A.J. Ramos hasn't blown a save all season, but it's nice to have some clarity. Rodney has allowed just one earned run all season. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 2:01 pm
  • Keone Kela (elbow) set for rehab assignment
    Keone Kela (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Round Rock on Monday.

    Advice: He'll then move to Double-A Frisco for one more appearance before being activated late next week. Kela has been out since late April following surgery to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:26 pm
    60-Day DL
    11:10 am @Min
     
  • Jo-Jo Reyes designated for assignment
    Marlins designated LHP Jo-Jo Reyes for assignment.

    Advice: Reyes was only up for a couple days and allowed two runs over two innings in his lone appearance. He'll likely clear waivers and stick around in the organization. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:09 pm
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  • Brian Ellington optioned to Triple-A
    Marlins optioned RHP Brian Ellington to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: He gets the boot despite allowing just one earned run while striking out a batter per inning over 11 1/3 frames. Ellington can hit 100 mph on the radar gun, but the Marlins would like him to work on his control. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:08 pm
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  • Mike Morin optioned to Triple-A
    Angels optioned RHP Mike Morin to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Morin has put up a 4.93 ERA over 35 appearances out of the Halos' bullpen this season. He'll get another shot eventually. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:54 pm
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  • Joe Smith (hamstring) back from disabled list
    Angels activated RHP Joe Smith from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Smith missed nearly a month of action with a hamstring injury. He'll return to a setup role. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:53 pm
  • Colome (biceps) aims for mound work Sunday
    Alex Colome (biceps) hopes to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

    Advice: Colome played catch without issue Thursday and will do it again Friday. He thinks there's a chance he'll be activated on Tuesday or Wednesday of next week. "For sure... Maybe," Colome said. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs Det
     
  • Sam Tuivailala recalled from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Tuivailala has spent all season at Memphis, posting a 5.06 ERA and 48/14 K/BB ratio over 32 innings. He has upside but isn't in line for high-leverage situations at this point. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:37 pm
  • Kevin Siegrist (mono) goes on disabled list
    Cardinals placed LHP Kevin Siegrist on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 30, with mononucleosis.

    Advice: He shouldn't need more than the minimum 15 days, but it's a tough blow to a Cardinals bullpen that's wading through Trevor Rosenthal's struggles. Sam Tuivailala has taken Siegrist's spot in the 'pen. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:34 pm
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  • Darren O'Day (hamstring) has setback
    Darren O'Day's (hamstring) next scheduled bullpen session is up in the air after he felt continued discomfort the last time he threw off a mound.

    Advice: "We are just trying to take it slow and do it right, so I don’t feel it again," O’Day said. "There’s been days where I felt like I was ready for a game, and then two days later it wouldn't feel nearly as well. It’s tough. It’s right on the bone. There’s not a ton of blood supply, as far as I understand, so it takes a while to scar down and re-attach. And the way I pitch, I stress that area quite a bit." It had been looking like O'Day was near a return, but this sounds like a notable setback. We'll have to wait and see how he progresses, but the Orioles might not get him back before the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:50 am
    15-Day DL
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  • Bryan Morris (back) moved to 60-day DL
    Marlins transferred RHP Bryan Morris from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The Marlins needed an extra 40-man roster spot for the addition of Fernando Rodney. Morris might be done for the season following back surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:04 am
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm @Atl
     
  • Jorge Rondon outrighted to Triple-A
    Pirates sent RHP Jorge Rondon outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: Rondon cleared waivers after being designated for assignment. He's now off the 40-man roster but remains in the organization. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 6:03 am
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  • K-Rod works scoreless frame for 22nd save
    Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Rays on Thursday to earn his 22nd save.

    Advice: K-Rod almost certainly didn't expect to be pitching the ninth inning when the Tigers entered the inning down 7-2, but eight runs later he was called on to protect a three-run lead. He did so by allowing a solitary hit but no further damage. He's now got 22 saves in 24 chances to go with a 3.14 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 29/10 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings of work this year. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:43 pm
  • Finnegan lasts just 2 1/3 innings versus Nats
    Brandon Finnegan wasn't long for Thursday's beatdown at the hands of the Nationals, allowing eight runs over 2 1/3 innings before exiting.

    Advice: Finnegan was a combination of bad and wild that saw three of the Nationals' five hits go for extra bases, including two home runs, with five walks allowed as well. The loss was his third in a row to drop him to 3-7, and his ERA has risen from 3.61 to 4.48 with those three losses. If an easy matchup is what Finnegan needs to get back on track, it's not what he'll get, as the Reds will travel to face the Cubs on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:21 pm
  • Young walks six, lasts four innings vs. Cards
    Chris Young walked six while allowing one run over four innings Thursday against the Cardinals.

    Advice: Young surrendered just one hit on the evening, a solo home run by Brandon Moss, but his inefficiency precluded him from qualifying for his third win. With the no-decision, he remained 2-7 with a 6.24 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through 57 2/3 innings this year. An interleague date with the Blue Jays in Toronto on Tuesday isn't much more appealing for the right-hander. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:06 pm
  • Athletics add Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The left-hander continues to shuttle back and forth between the A's and Triple-A anytime they need an extra left-handed arm. He'll take the place of the disabled Sean Doolittle in the Athletics bullpen. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:54 pm
  • Marlins get Fernando Rodney from Padres
    Marlins acquired RHP Fernando Rodney from the Padres in exchange for RHP Chris Paddack.

    Advice: Rodney has allowed only one earned run over 28 2/3 innings while sporting a 33/12 K/BB ratio out of the bullpen this season. With closer A.J. Ramos having yet to blow a save this season, Rodney presumably will slide into a setup role. Ryan Buchter is expected to be first in line for saves now in San Diego. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:46 pm
  • Dodgers acquire Bud Norris from Braves
    Dodgers acquired RHP Bud Norris, OF Dian Toscano, a player to be named later and cash considerations from the Braves in exchange for LHP Philip Pfeifer and RHP Caleb Dirks.

    Advice: Norris will occupy a spot in the Dodgers' rotation while Clayton Kershaw (back) is on the shelf and is slated to make his debut for the club on Friday against the Rockies. The Dodgers are getting a hot pitcher, as the righty holds a 2.15 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over his last 29 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:20 pm
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  • Buchter likely to take over as Pads' closer?
    Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Ryan Buchter is "seemingly in line for the closer role" with the Padres following the trade of Fernando Rodney.

    Advice: Buchter has been the club's best reliever this season aside from Rodney, posting a 2.91 ERA and 50/18 K/BB ratio over 34 innings. He was blasted for five runs over one-third of an inning on Wednesday, but evidently Lin doesn't think that would scare the Padres off from giving the southpaw a shot in the ninth. Buchter obviously needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues, but Brandon Maurer should be picked up, too, as he's likely next in line. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:01 pm
  • Dodgers to acquire Bud Norris from Braves
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have acquired Bud Norris from the Braves.

    Advice: The Dodgers needed a starter to fill in for Clayton Kershaw (back) and it looks like Norris is it. Norris has pitched very well since rejoining the Braves' rotation, putting up a 2.15 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over his last 29 1/3 innings. Obviously he's not going to continue at that pace, but perhaps he can be a decent stop-gap. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:53 am
    7:10 pm vs Col
     
  • Report: Marlins close to acquiring Rodney
    ESPN's Keith Law hears that the Marlins are nearing a deal to acquire Fernando Rodney from the Padres.

    Advice: Law says that the Padres will receive "a good A-ball prospect" in return. Rodney has had a fantastic season in San Diego, allowing just one earned run over 28 2/3 innings while sporting a 33/12 K/BB ratio. The trade is a big hit to his fantasy value, as he'll presumably slide into a setup role ahead of A.J. Ramos, who has converted all 24 of his save chances this season. The Padres might go with a committee in the ninth inning to replace Rodney, but Ryan Buchter and Brandon Maurer seem likely to get the first shot. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 11:25 am
  • Ryan Buchter gives up five runs in relief
    After taking over with the Padres down 7-3 in the ninth, Ryan Buchter was lit up for five runs in one-third of an inning by the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Advice: That's a bad, bad day for the guy who is the current favorite to take over as the Padres' closer if Fernando Rodney is traded. His ERA jumped from 1.60 to 2.91. If there's any solace to be taken, it's that the Padres probably weren't winning this one anyway. They did end up scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but that was against the last man in the Orioles pen, Oliver Drake, and he wouldn't have been pitching in a 7-3 game. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:37 pm
  • Francisco Rodriguez records save No. 21
    Francisco Rodriguez nailed down his 21st save of the season with a scoreless frame in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

    Advice: K-Rod yielded a two-out walk to Derek Dietrich but got a flyout to end it and preserve the three-run lead. The veteran closer has converted 19-of-21 save chances this season and has been excellent since the beginning of May. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:13 pm
  • Rays place Colome (biceps) on 15-day DL
    Rays placed RHP Alex Colome on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 19, with right biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: Colome hasn't appeared in a game since June 18, so the good news is that he's eligible to return as soon as next Monday. He's aiming to be ready by then, but that's not a sure thing. Rays manager Kevin Cash is likely to use a committee at closer during his absence. If they have a lead, that is. Erasmo Ramirez has struggled quite a bit recently, so Xavier Cedeno could be the pitcher to stash in this situation. Matt Andriese could also be in the mix. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:35 pm
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  • Marlins call up LHP Reyes from Triple-A
    Marlins purchased the contract of LHP Jo-Jo Reyes from Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Reyes, 31, owns a 4.17 ERA and 27/11 K/BB ratio over 36 2/3 innings in Triple-A this season. He has made one appearance in the majors since 2011 and simply gives the Marlins a fresh arm. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 12:21 pm
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  • Smith (hamstring) begins rehab stint
    Joe Smith (hamstring) tossed a perfect inning Sunday in his first minor league rehab appearance with High-A Inland Empire.

    Advice: Smith, out since June 4 with a lingering hamstring injury, struck out one batter and needed just eight pitches to get through the inning. He's slated to make another appearance on Wednesday before rejoining the Angels. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:22 pm
  • Trevor Bauer solid over six innings Monday
    Trevor Bauer held the Braves to two runs over six innings in Monday's 8-3 victory.

    Advice: He gave up five hits, walked three and struck out five. It wasn't as electric as Bauer's other recent outings have been, especially given the weak opponent, but the righty will take it. Bauer will carry a 3.19 ERA into Toronto over the weekend. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:05 pm
  • Norris fans eight over seven shutout frames
    Bud Norris was superb in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Mets, hurling seven innings of shutout ball.

    Advice: The eight strikeouts marked a season-high for Norris. He scattered four hits and did not walk a batter over his seven innings of work. Since entering the starting rotation at the beginning of June, the 31-year-old right-hander has allowed more than two runs just once in five starts (he allowed three in the outlier). He will look to continue this nice roll in a home showdown with the Marlins next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:47 pm
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  • Roark goes seven scoreless to beat Brewers
    Tanner Roark fired seven shutout innings Sunday in the Nationals' 3-2 defeat of the Brewers.

    Advice: Roark scattered seven hits -- two doubles, five singles -- and one walk across his seven scoreless frames. He struck out seven. The 29-year-old right-hander has been a nice surprise for the Nationals this season, now with a 2.96 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 89/32 K/BB ratio in 100 1/3 innings. He finished with a 4.38 ERA in 2015. Next is a home start versus the Reds. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 2:36 pm
  • Wright coughs up eight runs to the Rangers
    Steven Wright got smacked around for eight runs (only three were earned) on seven hits during his 4 2/3 innings of work in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

    Advice: Wright didn't pitch as badly as it seems. The Red Sox' defense let him down multiple times. The home run Wright gave up to Ian Desmond today was only the fifth one the knuckleballer has allowed this season, which is a huge reason why he has a league-leading 2.18 ERA after 15 starts. Now 8-5, Wright draws a favorable matchup with the Angels on Friday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 10:18 pm
  • O'Day (hamstring) throws a bullpen on Saturday
    Darren O'Day (hamstring) threw a bullpen session between games on Saturday.

    Advice: The Orioles were hosting a doubleheader against Tampa Bay. O'Day will throw another bullpen session before advancing to simulated work when the Orioles begin their road trip on Tuesday. It's unclear if he'll need a rehab assignment before returning to the Baltimore pen. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:40 pm
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  • Young gets launched into orbit by Astros
    Chris Young was thrashed for seven earned runs in only 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Saturday.

    Advice: Nothing he threw was working. He walked four batters and gave up seven hits, two of which left the yard. He falls to 2-7 with a 6.54 ERA on the season. He has not been the same pitcher that went 11-6 with a 3.03 ERA last year. Young is striking out significantly more batters this year than last yet the results have been awful so far. Home runs have been the culprit as he has already given up an eye-popping 21 longballs in 53 2/3 innings after giving up 16 homers in 123 1/3 innings last year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:22 pm
  • Finnegan whiffs eight in quality-start loss
    Brandon Finnegan struck out eight while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a loss to the Padres on Saturday.

    Advice: Finnegan gave up five hits and walked three, and it was his counterpart, Drew Pomeranz, who delivered most of the damage with a solo home run and an RBI single. The loss dropped Finnegan to 3-6 despite a passable 3.83 ERA in 16 starts. He's still walking too many batters but the 23-year-old has flashed some of the promise that made the Reds covet him in the Johnny Cueto deal a year ago. Finnegan will next take on the Nationals on Thursday. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:02 pm
  • Smith (hamstring) to begin rehab assignment
    Joe Smith (hamstring) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Inland Empire on Sunday.

    Advice: Smith is close to returning from a strained hamstring he suffered in early June. If all goes well, Smith should be back in the Angels' pen sometime next week. He'll serve as the bridge to closer Huston Street. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:01 pm
  • Kela (elbow) to throw another bullpen Sunday
    Keone Kela (elbow) will throw another bullpen session on Sunday.

    Advice: He's about two months removed from minor elbow surgery. Kela said he felt great during Friday's bullpen session and has added a two-seam fastball to his repertoire. The hope is that he joins the Texas bullpen around the All-Star break. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:57 pm
    60-Day DL
    11:10 am @Min
     
  • Rodney finishes off Reds to earn 17th save
    Fernando Rodney threw a perfect ninth inning against the Reds on Saturday to earn his 17th save.

    Advice: Rodney struck out two while needing just 13 pitches to dispatch of the Cincinnati club. He's just seventh in the National League with his 17 saves, but that's not a reflection on the 39-year-old's performance this year, as he's been one of the best relievers anywhere. Rodney now owns a 0.31 ERA, 0.87 WHIP and 33/12 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 4:40 pm
  • Jorge Rondon designated for assignment
    Pirates designated RHP Jorge Rondon for assignment.

    Advice: Rondon was pummeled for seven runs over 3 2/3 frames in his brief time with the big club. He stands a decent chance of clearing waivers. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:29 pm
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  • Rodney strikes out two Reds to earn 16th save
    Fernando Rodney struck out two Reds batters in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday to earn his 16th save.

    Advice: Rodney issued a free pass in the inning but it didn't amount to anything more for the Reds. The 39-year-old has been nothing short of brilliant in his first year with the Padres, having allowed just one earned run, a 0.33 ERA, while striking out 31 over 27 2/3 innings of work. With the Padres going nowhere fast, Rodney is one of the most likely players to have a new home after the July 31 trade deadline. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:55 pm
  • Smith (hamstring) could begin rehab on Sunday
    Joe Smith (hamstring) could begin a rehab assignment as early as Sunday.

    Advice: He's hoping to be activated for the start of the Angels' 10-game road trip that begins on July 1. Smith threw off a mound on Thursday for the second time since straining his left hamstring earlier this month. The right-hander will return to a setup role ahead of closer Huston Street. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:03 pm
  • Craig Kimbrel goes two scoreless for win
    Craig Kimbrel pitched two scoreless innings in a tie game to pick up the win in relief for the Red Sox on Thursday.

    Advice: It was his first win of the year. It's also just the fourth time in 21 career appearances in which he's come into a tie game and his team has ended up winning. It looked like it would go the other way when he loaded the bases with none out in his second inning of work today, but he was able to get a pop out and two strikeouts to end the frame. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 3:09 pm
  • Marlins among teams with Bud Norris interest
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Marlins are among the teams with interest in Bud Norris.

    Advice: Heyman also cites the White Sox, Mariners, and Tigers as possible suitors. Norris had a terrible April but has pitched well since then, boasting a 2.43 ERA with 35 strikeouts over his last 40 2/3 innings. Atlanta moved the 31-year-old right-hander from the bullpen to the rotation three weeks ago. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:01 am
    7:10 pm vs Col
     
  • O'Day (hamstring) set for half-mound workout
    Darren O'Day (hamstring) is scheduled to throw from a half-mound on Thursday.

    Advice: If that goes smoothly, his next step will be full-mound work. And the rest of his rehab should progress quickly from there. O'Day has been on the disabled list since June 2 because of a right hamstring strain. Look for him to return to the O's around early July. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 5:43 am
    15-Day DL
    7:10 pm @Sea
     
  • Bauer tosses complete game gem vs Rays
    Trevor Bauer manhandled the Rays on Wednesday night, giving them only one run while striking out 10 in a 6-1 complete game victory.

    Advice: Bauer is having a breakout season and has been especially good of late. His 3.20 ERA is by far the best of his career. He has done it by finally getting his walk rate under control. Bauer started the season in the bullpen but has now made 11 starts and is locked into the Indians' rotation moving forward. Bauer lines up for two starts next week versus the Braves and Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • A.J. Ramos earns 23rd save versus Braves
    A.J. Ramos tallied his 23rd save of the season Wednesday in the Marlins' defeat of the Braves.

    Advice: Ramos served up two-out singles to Nick Markakis and A.J. Pierzynski in the top of the ninth inning, but Chase d'Arnaud lined out to end that threat. Ramos owns a brilliant 1.78 ERA in 30 1/3 innings this season for Miami and he has yet to blow a save. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 11:47 am
  • Roark collapses in eighth inning vs Dodgers
    Tanner Roark was magnificent until he wasn't in Tuesday's loss to the Dodgers, allowing a three-run home run to Yasmani Grandal in the eighth inning.

    Advice: Roark was tossing a four-hit shutout heading into the eighth inning, but he would lose that in rapid fashion. A leadoff walk to Joc Pederson got the ball rolling in the wrong direction. He followed that up by allowing an infield single to Yasiel Puig. A three-run home run by Yasmani Grandal then boosted the Dodgers to a 3-2 lead. The late homer is tough, but Roark pitched well overall, as has been the case for most of the season. The 29-year-old right-hander's overall 3.18 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 82/31 K/BB ratio (93 1/3 innings) are more than respectable. Roark will look to rebound from Tuesday's late heartbreak in a home start against the Mets next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:57 pm
  • Bud Norris whiffs six in no-decision vs. Fish
    Bud Norris pitched well in a no-decision against the Marlins on Tuesday, surrendering two runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander struck out six on the evening while issuing two walks. He has actually been fairly effective in his four starts since rejoining the rotation, providing much-needed stability for the Braves. He still isn't worth using in most fantasy leagues for Sunday's matchup against the Mets. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:41 pm
    7:10 pm vs Col
     
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