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  • Lance Lynn (elbow) ends minor league rehab
    Lance Lynn (elbow) has ended his minor league rehab assignment.

    Advice: Lynn tossed 48 pitches over three scoreless innings in a start at Double-A Springfield last week and felt fine after the outing, but Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says the Cardinals made the decision to shut him down because he "was not going to be cleared to contribute in the majors this season" just 10 months removed from Tommy John surgery. Lynn should be 100 percent for the beginning of spring training next February. The 29-year-old right-hander holds an excellent 3.37 ERA and 766 strikeouts in 791 1/3 career major league innings. Rotoworld.com 57 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Mil
     
  • D'Backs recall Shelby Miller for start vs. SF
    Diamondbacks recalled RHP Shelby Miller from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Miller will return to the Diamondbacks' rotation on Wednesday afternoon in San Francisco after spending the last seven weeks in the minor leagues. The right-hander yielded four earned runs on nine hits over just 4 2/3 innings in his final start with Triple-A Reno and returns to a hideous 7.14 major league ERA. He can't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:08 am
  • Volquez chased early in start against Yankees
    Edinson Volquez allowed nine hits and four runs over 3 1/3 innings against the Yankees on Tuesday.

    Advice: Volquez didn't have much of anything going, and the quick hook was the third consecutive start in which Volquez has failed to make it out of the sixth inning. He now owns a 5.01 ERA in 28 starts this year, a disappointing mark after the 33-year-old posted a 3.55 ERA for the Royals last season. Volquez will try to take advantage of a bad Twins team when the two meet on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:40 pm
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    5:15 pm vs NYY
     
  • Greinke limits Giants to two runs over six IP
    Zack Greinke handcuffed the Giants in Tuesday's win, yielding just two runs (one earned) on six hits over six innings.

    Advice: Greinke wasn't mowing them down -- he struck out one on the evening -- but it was an effective outing nonetheless. Brandon Crawford managed a sacrifice fly in the third and Joe Panik an RBI double in the sixth to account for the scoring on Greinke's watch. He will carry a 4.17 ERA and 1.24 WHIP into a road date with the Dodgers next time he takes the mound. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Tanaka gives up two runs before rain delay
    Masahiro Tanaka allowed two runs over five innings in a rain-shortened start Tuesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Tanaka was at 71 pitches when the rain came, and after the delay he was out of the game. It was a shame, as he'd allowed just four hits without issuing a walk and seemed on his way to another strong outing. The no-decision leaves his record at 11-4, and the right-hander owns a 3.12 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 27 starts this year. A matchup with the division-rival Blue Jays is up next for Tanaka on Monday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:37 pm
  • Cueto surrenders four runs in uneven outing
    Johnny Cueto was up-and-down in Tuesday's loss to the Diamondbacks, surrendering four runs on five hits over 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Cueto simply could not find the strike zone. He walked four and threw just 52 of his 89 pitches for strikes. All four runs on his line came home in the fifth inning. The veteran ace will look for sharper results when he takes his 2.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 163/38 K/BB ratio (184 1/3 innings) into a potentially trying road showdown with the Cubs next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Weaver pitches into seventh as Halos top Reds
    Jered Weaver turned in a nice performance in Tuesday's win over the Reds, surrendering two runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Weaver struck out five without walking a batter in what was about as clean a start as the veteran right-hander has tossed this season. He kept the Reds off the scoreboard completely until Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. This makes back-to-back respectable outings for Weaver, who holds a rough 5.21 ERA and 1.51 WHIP for the season as a whole. A road showdown with the Mariners shows next on his schedule. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Adleman tosses quality start against Angels
    Tim Adleman pitched respectably in Tuesday's loss to the Angels, yielding three runs on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: Adleman struck out four and walked one on the evening. C.J. Cron proved to be his nemesis in this one, whacking a two-run home run in the first inning and following up with a solo shot in the third. Outside of those pesky home runs, though, Adleman kept the scoreboard clean. The 28-year-old right-hander has now pitched to a 3.82 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 35 1/3 frames. Up next on the docket, a home showdown with the Mets. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Diaz serves up walk-off homer against Rangers
    Edwin Diaz gave up a two-run, walk-off home run in the ninth inning to suffer a blown save against the Rangers on Tuesday.

    Advice: Diaz walked two but avoided trouble in the eighth inning, but he wasn't so lucky in the ninth. Protecting a one-run lead, he yielded a single to Adrian Beltre before Rougned Odor sent a 97-mph fastball into the Texas night. It's not the first time Mariners manager Scott Servais has asked the 22-year-old to get more than three outs in a save -- he recorded a five-out save his last time out, in fact -- but this time it backfired. It was the first such blown save for Diaz, who still owns a strong 2.56 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 70/15 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings of work. He should get back on the horse in short order. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:49 pm
  • Hamels gotten to for six runs versus Mariners
    Cole Hamels allowed six runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: The silver lining, if there is one, is that six of the Mariners' seven hits were singles, and the other was a double, so it's not like he was getting pounded. Of course, he also issued four free passes to go with his seven hits allowed, so Hamels deserves plenty of the blame for the bad outing. That he still owns a 2.91 ERA through 27 starts following Tuesday's outing speaks to the kind of year the 32-year-old is having in Arlington. Hamels will carry a 14-4 record into Monday's rematch with the M's in Seattle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:32 pm
  • Julio Teheran superb in win over Padres
    Julio Teheran notched eight strikeouts while holding the Padres to two runs over seven terrific innings in a 7-3 victory Tuesday.

    Advice: He gave up six hits and didn't walk anyone in what was easily his best of three starts since returning from the disabled list. It was obviously an easy matchup for Teheran, but it should give his fantasy owners confidence down the stretch that he's healthy. He has another juicy matchup this weekend in Philadelphia. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Edwin Jackson chased after 2 2/3 frames
    Edwin Jackson lasted just 2 2/3 innings Tuesday, yielding five runs in a loss to the Braves.

    Advice: It was ugly from the get-go for Jackson, who permitted seven hits and three walks without recording a strikeout. The veteran right-hander has mixed in a couple nice outings for the Padres, but he's now struggled his last three times out and it's probably time to give someone else a look. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Paxton (fingernail) expects to take next turn
    James Paxton (finger) expects to take his next turn in the Mariners' rotation.

    Advice: Paxton tore the nail off his left middle finger in the third inning of his start Tuesday night against the Rangers. He pitched two more innings after that but was limited to fastballs and curves. The lefty tore the same nail last September and had to be shut down early, though he really only missed one start. Paxton holds a 3.83 ERA and 82/20 K/BB ratio in 91 2/3 innings this season for Seattle. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
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    11:05 am @Tex
     
  • Peralta fans 10 Cardinals over seven innings
    Wily Peralta struck out 10 Cardinals hitters over seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday.

    Advice: Peralta gave up a solo homer to Jedd Gyorko, something every National League starter has sworn to do this year, but he was otherwise stellar in a no-decision. Stellar is also a word that could describe Peralta's performance in general since being recalled in early August. In five starts, the 27-year-old has a 3.00 ERA with 27 strikeouts in 30 innings of work. The brilliance came basically out of nowhere, and there's no guarantee he'll keep it up -- this is a guy who had a 6.68 ERA in June -- but adventurous owners could do worse than Peralta right now. A start against the Cubs on Monday could shed some light on just how real this renaissance is. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • McHugh fires six shutout innings against A's
    Collin McHugh spun six scoreless innings as the Astros defeated the A's 3-1 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Needing a strong performance to reinforce his standing in the Astros rotation, McHugh delivered by holding the A's to four hits and a walk while striking out five. The good outing lowered his ERA to 4.80 through 27 starts, and the 29-year-old is now 9-10 overall. With Lance McCullers getting the go-ahead to begin ramping up his throwing, McHugh and his fellow starters will need to keep pitching well down the stretch to guarantee their spot in the rotation. His next chance will come Monday at the Indians. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:47 pm
  • Hendricks ups ERA lead with seven scoreless
    Kyle Hendricks tossed seven scoreless innings Tuesday as the Cubs shut out the Pirates 3-0.

    Advice: Hendricks scattered three hits and a walk while striking out four, earning his 13th win of the season in the process. He also increased his lead in earned run average, with his 2.09 ERA best among all qualified pitchers. That's quite a feather in the cap of the 26-year-old, who was arguably the least-coveted Cubs starter, for fantasy purposes, coming into the season. Hendricks has certainly shaken that reputation, and he'll look to further his league lead when the Cubs face the Giants on Sunday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:12 pm
  • Jake Odorizzi looks good in no-decision
    Jake Odorizzi whiffed seven while yielding three runs over six innings in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: He wasn't very economical, needing 113 pitches to cover his six frames. It was a nice showing in a tough environment, though, and the Rays took Odorizzi off the hook with a couple late homers. The right-hander boasts a nifty 1.89 second-half ERA. He'll take on the Orioles the next time out. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:59 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez pitches well in no-decision
    Ubaldo Jimenez held the Blue Jays to three runs over 6 2/3 innings in taking a no-decision in Tuesday's 5-3 win.

    Advice: The O's tried to get Jimenez through seven innings, which wound up backfiring when Michael Saunders hit a game-tying two-run homer. Luckily, Matt Wieters put them back on top for good the next frame. Jimenez has pitched well in back-to-back starts since re-entering the rotation, so he'll get another shot in Tampa early next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:08 pm
  • J.A. Happ has quality start in no-decision
    J.A. Happ notched a quality start in taking a no-decision Tuesday, yielding three runs over 6 1/3 frames in a loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: He served up a pair of home runs in the fifth inning but was able to hold the O's down otherwise. Happ did record only three strikeouts on the evening, which was his lowest total since June. He hasn't picked up a win in back-to-back starts, which hadn't happened since his last start of May and first of June. Happ gets the Yankees and Red Sox next week. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:00 pm
  • Bailey (biceps) to miss next turn in rotation
    Homer Bailey (biceps) will not take his next turn in the Reds' rotation.

    Advice: But the hope is he won't be out much longer than that. Bailey allowed four runs on five hits in just one inning of work Sunday against the Diamondbacks and was diagnosed later that day with right biceps tendinitis. He has a 6.65 ERA through six starts in his return from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:57 pm
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    4:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Pirates DFA left-hander Kyle Lobstein
    Pirates designated LHP Kyle Lobstein for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Kelvin Marte, who joined the Pirates' bullpen in a corresponding move. Lobstein, 27, had a 3.96 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 15/12 K/BB ratio in 25 innings of relief this season with the Pirates. He was demoted to Triple-A on July 7. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:49 pm
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  • Lackey (shoulder) could return Sunday vs. SF
    John Lackey (shoulder) could return from the disabled list Sunday versus the Giants.

    Advice: Lackey threw a successful bullpen session Monday and will go through a similar workout Thursday. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since August 15 because of a minor shoulder strain. He holds a 3.41 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 156/43 K/BB ratio in 158 1/3 innings this season with the first-place Cubs. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Hughes (shoulder, rib, knee) set for throwing
    Phil Hughes (shoulder, rib, knee) is scheduled to begin a throwing program Wednesday.

    Advice: Hughes underwent season-ending rib-removal surgery in early July for thoracic outlet syndrome. He had already been on the disabled list since early June with a compression fracture in his left knee. The 30-year-old right-hander is hoping to be 100 percent by the beginning of spring training next February. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 1:46 pm
    60-Day DL
    4:10 pm @Cle
     
  • Jake Arrieta gives up six runs to Pirates
    Jake Arrieta stumbled Monday, giving up six runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Pirates.

    Advice: Arrieta has thrown eight scoreless innings twice this month, but at no point has he really resembled the guy who won Cy Young honors last year or the one who opened this season with a 0.84 ERA through six starts. He's still better than fine, but he's not quite dominant. He gave up two homers tonight, bringing his total to nine allowed in his last 10 starts. He gave up a total of four homers in his first 16 starts of this year and 10 in 33 starts last year. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:30 pm
  • Dan Straily gives up seven runs in loss
    Dan Straily was pounded for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings by the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: Straily has been a pretty great stopgap for the Reds this year, but he sure didn't have it tonight, giving up four homers to the 17 batters he faced. He had gone 10 straight starts without ever giving up four runs, much less four homers. He's now 10-7 with a 3.92 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:16 pm
  • Homer Bailey dealing with biceps tendinitis
    Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that Homer Bailey is dealing with right biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: Bailey left Sunday's debacle of a start after just one inning, and now we know it wasn't just ineffectiveness that led to the early hook. The good news is that his elbow feels fine, though the Reds may opt to skip his next start just to err on the side of caution. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 7:04 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Homer Bailey demolished again by D'Backs
    Homer Bailey was demolished again in Sunday's loss to the Diamondbacks, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits in just one inning of work.

    Advice: Bailey didn't walk a batter or record a strikeout in his brief outing. Inconsistency is to be expected when a pitcher returns from Tommy John surgery, and Bailey has certainly shown that. He now owns a disappointing 6.65 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 23 innings on the year. He'll take on the Cardinals his next time out on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:41 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Lackey to throw off mound twice before return
    John Lackey (shoulder) will throw two bullpen sessions before rejoining the Cubs' rotation.

    Advice: The first one will come on Monday. Mike Montgomery will make another start Wednesday in Lackey's place, but it sounds like the veteran right-hander might be ready to rejoin the Cubs' rotation by the end of this week. He's missed the last two weeks with a right shoulder strain. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:36 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Lackey (shoulder) to throw off mound Monday
    John Lackey (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Monday at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: It will be his first time throwing off the bump since he suffered a right shoulder strain in his August 14 outing. Lackey will not be ready for his next turn on Wednesday, which means Mike Montgomery will get another start. It's unclear what the next step will be for Lackey after Monday. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 6:45 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Diaz notches five-out save vs. White Sox
    Edwin Diaz notched a five-out save in Friday’s win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Felix Hernandez began the eighth inning, but he got pulled after loading the bases. Diaz induced a fielder’s choice and a foul out to escape the jam before striking out the side swinging in the ninth. He needed just 17 pitches to get five outs. Diaz has looked more human recently, but this was a very encouraging performance for the rookie closer. The 22-year-old is 11-for-11 in save chances to go along with a 2.15 ERA and 69/13 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:53 pm
  • Peralta goes five strong innings against Bucs
    Wily Peralta allowed two runs over five innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Pirates.

    Advice: Don't look now, but Peralta, who was left for dead in June after compiling a 6.68 ERA, has given up two runs or fewer in three of his four starts since being recalled earlier this month. Like in those starts, it wasn't pretty Thursday, but he did enough to keep the Brewers in the game. Peralta has gotten his ERA down to 5.87 through 17 starts, and he'll look to keep that positive momentum going heading into Tuesday's tilt with the Cardinals. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:17 pm
  • Hamels twirls eight shutout innings vs. Tribe
    Cole Hamels allowed just two hits over eight shutout innings, striking out eight, as the Rangers skunked the Indians 9-0 on Thursday.

    Advice: Hamels was brilliant, yielding just a pair of singles and not walking a batter in his eight innings. The start was his sixth consecutive quality start and the eighth in a row in which he's allowed three or fewer runs. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that the southpaw is 14-4 with a 2.67 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 26 starts total. Hamels will try to keep rolling Tuesday against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:12 pm
  • Volquez yields just two unearned runs in win
    Edinson Volquez allowed two unearned runs over five innings of work in a win over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Volquez was efficient despite the relatively short start, as he gave up just three hits and a walk in his five innings. He fell victim to the National League rules, unfortunately, getting pinch-hit for in the top of the sixth inning. It was still good enough to get him his 10th win, lowering his ERA to 4.88 through 27 starts. He'll try to make it 11 when he faces the Yankees on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:33 pm
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    5:15 pm vs NYY
     
  • Weaver limits Jays to two runs for ninth win
    Jered Weaver held the Blue Jays to two runs -- one earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in a win Thursday.

    Advice: Weaver scattered five hits, including a solo home run, and three walks while striking out four. The win was his first in over a month, improving him to 9-11 overall. The veteran right-hander, who some have begun to speculate might hang it up after this season, will carry a 5.31 ERA and 1.52 WHIP into Tuesday's interleague matchup with the Reds. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 8:01 pm
  • Happ gives up four runs in taking fourth loss
    J.A. Happ allowed four runs over five innings in a loss to the Angels on Thursday.

    Advice: Happ allowed six hits and a walk, taking a loss for the first time since June 6. He's now had two consecutive starts where he's allowed four runs, not a worrisome development but a few chinks in the armor in what has been a stellar year for the southpaw. Happ is now 17-4 with a 3.19 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 25 starts. He'll try to get back in the win column Tuesday against the Orioles. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:58 pm
  • Jimenez holds Nationals to one run over six
    Ubaldo Jimenez limited the Nationals to one run over six innings but took the loss Thursday.

    Advice: Jimenez gave up just five hits without issuing a walk, but he and his Orioles teammates were just outclassed by Nats starter Max Scherzer. It was an unfortunate result for the right-hander, who was making a start in place of the injured Chris Tillman. He fell to 5-11 with the loss, now owning a 6.62 ERA and 1.85 WHIP on the year. The right-hander will likely get another turn given Thursday's performance, likely Tuesday against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:26 pm
  • Miller's demotion could delay free agency
    Shelby Miller's time in the minor leagues this year could delay his free agency.

    Advice: If Miller isn't called up before Thursday, he won't accrue enough days on the active roster to reach four years of service time in the big leagues. That would push his free agency back from 2018 to 2019, giving the Diamondbacks an extra year of team control. Arizona's decision to acquire Miller for top prospect Dansby Swanson was one of the more misguided trades in recent memory. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:33 pm
  • Jake Odorizzi holds down Red Sox
    Jake Odorizzi limited the Red Sox to one run in seven innings for a victory on Thursday.

    Advice: A first-half disappointment, Odorizzi has allowed six earned runs in seven starts, lowering his ERA from 4.39 to 3.53. He's showing why the Rays had such a hefty price on his head in trade talks last month. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 1:17 pm
  • Mariners activate Paxton for Thursday start
    Mariners activated LHP James Paxton from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Paxton will return to the Mariners' starting rotation on Thursday night against the White Sox after missing the last 17 days with a bruised left elbow. He has a cool 3.53 ERA and 73/18 K/BB ratio in 81 2/3 innings this season with Seattle and should be safe for immediate activation in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:27 am
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    11:05 am @Tex
     
  • Julio Teheran gives up six runs to Arizona
    Julio Teheran was charged with six runs in six innings Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Teheran's stuff hasn't looked particularly crisp since he came off the disabled list last week, and it's worth wondering if he can recapture his first-half success before the season ends. He allowed 11 hits in all tonight, two of them homers. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:48 pm
  • Zack Greinke gives up four runs to Braves
    Zack Greinke allowed four runs over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Braves.

    Advice: Greinke picked up his 2,000th career strikeout in an otherwise unmemorable outing. He's given up four runs on seven occasions this year after doing so just twice in 2015. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:47 pm
  • Johnny Cueto loses 1-0 game
    Johnny Cueto took the loss in a 1-0 game Wednesday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Cueto pitched six innings and gave up a homer to Justin Turner in the fourth as the only damage. Cueto fell to 1-3 since the All-Star break after finishing the first half 13-1. He hasn't been that bad, though; he has a 3.91 ERA and a 43/10 K/BB ratio in his eight starts since the break. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 10:09 pm
  • Adleman gives up three home runs in bad start
    Tim Adleman coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings but escaped with a no-decision versus the Rangers on Wednesday.

    Advice: All five runs scored via the longball in this interleague matchup. The biggest was a three-run bomb by Nomar Mazara in the second inning. He gave up back-to-back homers to pitcher Yu Darvish and Ian Desmond in the fifth inning. Adleman pitched well this past Friday in his first start since being recalled from Triple-A but he couldn't keep that mojo humming tonight. He made four effective major league starts in May. For the season he is 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 29 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 7:49 pm
  • Hendricks strikes out eight in win over SD
    Kyle Hendricks pitched well in Wednesday's win over the Padres, striking out eight while allowing two runs over six innings.

    Advice: Hendricks scattered four hits and walked two on the afternoon. A Brett Wallace sacrifice fly in the second and a Wil Myers RBI triple in the third spelled the scoring damage on his line. The 26-year-old right-hander has been nothing short of phenomenal this season and will carry a 2.19 ERA and 1.00 WHIP into a home date with the Pirates next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:48 pm
  • Tanaka tosses seven scoreless vs. Mariners
    Masahiro Tanaka delivered seven shutout innings Wednesday in the Yankees' 5-0 blanking of the Mariners.

    Advice: Tanaka scattered seven hits -- six singles, one double -- over his seven scoreless frames while striking out five and issuing just one walk. The third-inning walk to Seth Smith was Tanaka's first free pass in 34 innings this month. Tanaka, 27, now boasts an 11-4 record, 3.11 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 142/28 K/BB ratio over 168 innings (26 starts) this season. He gets the Royals on the road next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 4:35 pm
  • Shelby Miller to make Triple-A start Thursday
    Shelby Miller will make another start at Triple-A Reno on Thursday.

    Advice: Miller has pitched well in his four outings down on the farm since being optioned to Triple-A in mid-July. Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa said on Monday that the 25-year-old right-hander has shown enough that a return to the majors could be coming soon. The situation will be reevaluated after Miller's Thursday outing. He struggled mightily in 14 starts with the big league club earlier this season, sporting a 7.14 ERA in that space. Hopefully his time at Triple-A has allowed him to work out some of the kinks here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 3:24 pm
  • McHugh allows three runs over five in win
    Collin McHugh allowed three earned runs in five innings but earned a win Wednesday versus the Pirates.

    Advice: McHugh gave up a walk and seven hits, including a solo homer to Jordy Mercer in the bottom of the third inning, but he was able to out-duel Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole for his eighth win of the season. McHugh now stands 8-10 with a 5.01 ERA and 1.52 WHIP in 26 starts this year. He'll get the Athletics at home next. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 12:45 pm
  • Arrieta dazzles with two-hit gem against SD
    Jake Arrieta was phenomenal in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Padres, tossing eight innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

    Advice: Don't let the 5-3 final fool you. Arrieta was absolutely lights out and the three runs on the Padres' side of the ledger all scored in the ninth inning, after the ace right-hander had exited stage left. He struck out six and walked two on the evening, finishing out having thrown 99 pitches (59 strikes). It wasn't his most efficient outing in terms of his control, but eight innings of shutout ball is eight innings of shutout ball. Arrieta will bring a sharp 2.62 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into a home start against the Pirates next time out. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 10:22 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez to start Thursday vs. Nats
    Ubaldo Jimenez will make a spot start for the Orioles on Thursday versus the Nationals.

    Advice: He'll be filling in for Chris Tillman, who is headed to the 15-day disabled list with shoulder discomfort. Jimenez owns a 6.94 ERA and 1.91 WHIP in 18 starts and four relief appearances this season with Baltimore and shouldn't be trusted as a fantasy option against Washington. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 8:32 pm
  • Dan Straily shuts down Rangers over six
    Dan Straily held the Rangers off the scoreboard for six innings in Tuesday's 3-0 victory.

    Advice: He surrendered just three singles and two walks while recording five strikeouts. Straily looked like he was hitting a wall in June, but he's now gone 10 straight outings without allowing more than three runs. He boasts a 2.43 ERA since the beginning of July. Straily will try to keep it going the next time out in Anaheim. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 7:11 pm
  • John Lackey (shoulder) nearing mound work
    John Lackey (shoulder) is aiming to throw a bullpen session this weekend in Los Angeles.

    Advice: Lackey had a good game of catch Tuesday in San Diego and will go through a similar workout Wednesday. The veteran right-hander has been on the disabled list since August 19, retroactive to August 15, with a shoulder strain. The first-place Cubs can play it safe with Lackey and probably will do just that. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:49 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Lynn says odds slim of making it back in '16
    Lance Lynn (elbow) acknowledged Tuesday that the odds of him pitching for the Cardinals in 2016 are "very slim."

    Advice: "Realistically, the chances of getting back to the major leagues and being productive are very slim," said the right-hander. Lynn underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery only nine months ago and that procedure typically requires 12-15 months of rest and rehab. Yet he made two appearances at High-A Palm Beach last week and is scheduled to start for Double-A Springfield this Wednesday. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 3:43 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Lynn (elbow) moving rehab to AA Springfield
    Lance Lynn (elbow) is set to make a rehab start Wednesday with Double-A Springfield.

    Advice: He'll likely throw around 50 pitches, or three innings. Lynn worked 1 2/3 scoreless innings in his minor league rehab debut last Monday with High-A Palm Beach and came out of the appearance with no abnormal discomfort in his surgically-repaired right elbow. He's made a miraculous recovery so far from Tommy John surgery and could be an option for the Cardinals by mid-to-late September. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:04 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Mil
     
  • Weaver not ready to decide on future
    Jered Weaver isn't ready to say whether he will retire after the season.

    Advice: Weaver, 33, is finishing the final season of his five-year, $85 million contract with the Angels. He owns a career-worst 5.47 ERA through 24 starts and while his velocity has ticked up slightly, it's fair to wonder how much longer he can hang on. "There’s still a lot of season left," Weaver said over the weekend. "When the time comes to answer those questions, I will." The Southern California native has spent his entire 11-year career with the Angels. It's unclear whether he'd be willing to pitch elsewhere. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 6:12 am
  • Edwin Jackson gives up five runs
    Edwin Jackson lost to the Cubs after giving up five runs in five innings on Monday.

    Advice: Jackson is still getting paid by the Cubs, so it just wouldn't have been fair for him to go out and beat them tonight. At least, that's what he can tell himself. He's 3-4 with a 5.71 ERA. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:45 pm
  • Bailey shelled for six runs in loss to LAD
    Homer Bailey was shelled for six earned runs over 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Cincinnati's bullpen was even more of a disaster, yielding a combined 12 runs on three walks and 12 hits. Bailey issued just one walk, but he didn't record a single strikeout and the Dodgers tagged him for nine hits, including a three-run blast by Adrian Gonzalez in the top of the first inning. Bailey now has a 5.73 ERA in five starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. That number was 3.66 entering play Monday. A road start against the Diamondbacks is next. Rotoworld.com Monday, 1:43 pm
    Day-to-Day
    4:05 pm @LAA
     
  • Shelby Miller could be close to return
    Diamondbacks chief baseball officer Tony La Russa indicated Sunday that Shelby Miller is close to returning to the major league rotation.

    Advice: Miller registered his fourth consecutive quality start on Saturday at Triple-A Reno, throwing eight innings and allowing three runs versus the Triple-A affiliate of the Giants. "We’ll brainstorm about if his next start is with us or the one after," La Russa said Sunday. "This is all good. He’s getting some real good experience, having some success and figuring things out, getting his delivery together and his mind right." Miller has a brutal 7.14 ERA in 14 starts this season with Arizona. Rotoworld.com Monday, 10:06 am
  • D'Backs owner shot down Shelby Miller deal
    According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Diamondbacks ownership shot down a trade at the non-waiver deadline that would have sent Shelby Miller to the Marlins.

    Advice: Nightengale's source claims that owner Ken Kendrick and president Derrick Hall intervened on the deal because it "just wouldn't look good" after what the Snakes had to give up for Miller last winter. Diamondbacks ownership also reportedly vetoed a plan to replace manager Chip Hale this summer with Triple-A skipper Phil Nevin -- a plan devised by chief baseball officer Tony La Russa and general manager Dave Stewart. This whole thing's a mess. We wouldn't be surprised to see a major front-office shakeup this fall in Arizona. Rotoworld.com Aug 22, 6:15 am
  • James Paxton (elbow) expected back Thursday
    James Paxton (elbow) is expected to rejoin the Mariners' rotation on Thursday versus the White Sox.

    Advice: Paxton tossed three scoreless innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday and, more importantly, felt fine physically. He departed an outing two weeks ago after being hit on the left elbow by a comebacker. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 11:40 am
    Day-to-Day
    11:05 am @Tex
     
  • Lackey (shoulder) felt soreness Wednesday
    John Lackey (shoulder) knew he wasn't going to be able to make his next start when he felt discomfort when trying to throw Wednesday.

    Advice: "It wasn't a great day that day," Lackey said. An MRI was ordered for the following day and it revealed a right shoulder strain. Lackey said that he should rejoin the rotation soon after he resumes throwing, although it's unclear at this point when that will happen. "It's not going to take a whole lot of time to get ramped up," said Lackey. "I'll be able to go out there pretty quickly as soon as I start throwing." The veteran right-hander is eligible to return on August 30. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 6:44 am
    15-Day DL
    5:05 pm vs Pit
     
  • Peralta gives up four runs in six innings
    Wily Peralta surrendered four runs on eight hits across six innings in a loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: He managed only one strikeout and issued two free passes in the game. His record falls to 5-9 with an ugly 6.00 ERA. He had been pitching well since being recalled from the minors two weeks ago but regressed tonight. He has a poor 54 to 33 strikeout to walk ratio in 84 innings. He is too risky to use in standard mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 9:40 pm
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