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  • Mariners recall Lucas Luetge from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Luetge has posted a 3.40 ERA and 44/19 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings this season at the Triple-A level. He made three appearances with the M's earlier this year and is now back to help out in a left-handed relief role.
    Yesterday, 10:56 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Min
  • Mariners option Stephen Pryor to AAA level
    Mariners optioned RHP Stephen Pryor to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Pryor walked two and allowed a run in a relief appearance with the Mariners on Wednesday night against the Twins. He was up in the majors for less than 24 hours.
    Yesterday, 10:49 pm
  • Morales torments former team, Twins romp
    Kendrys Morales drove in three runs against his former team to help the Twins thump the Mariners 8-1 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Morales had an RBI double in the first, a sacrifice fly in the second, and ended up on second on Logan Morrison's error in the fourth, a miscue which allowed a pair of runners to cross the plate. Morales his hit safely in each of the first three games of this series; perhaps returning to Seattle has finally awoken his bat. The veteran is now slashing a meager .232/.254/.321 with one homer and 14 RBI in 29 games for the Twins.
    Yesterday, 10:40 pm
  • Fuld gets on base three times versus Mariners
    Sam Fuld reached base three times, drove in a run and scored another in Wednesday's 8-1 blowout at Seattle's expense.

    Advice: He finished 1-for-2 with a pair of walks. Fuld is 13-for-29 (.448) over his past nine games, and he's accrued a multi-hit game in four of his last seven. He doesn't have the tools to be a consistent contributor in even AL-only leagues, but he can be started by those without better options in that format as long as he's hot and receiving everyday at-bats.
    Yesterday, 10:39 pm
  • Gibson shuts out Mariners for 6 innings
    Kyle Gibson spun six shutout innings in Wednesday's 8-1 victory over the Mariners.

    Advice: Gibson scattered seven hits, punched out three and issued one free pass. He's gone 4-2 with a 2.51 ERA in seven starts at home, but came into this outing 3-5 with a 5.54 ERA in 10 road outings. Looking to continue to improve his effectiveness away from the Twin Cities in the second half, Gibson heads into the All-Star break 8-7 with a 3.92 ERA and 1.26 WHIP.
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Elias allows 6 ER on 7 hits in loss to Twins
    Roenis Elias was tagged for seven runs -- six earned -- on seven hits over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Twins on Wednesday.

    Advice: Elias boasted a 3.74 ERA heading into play on June 28, but he's one player thrilled to have a few days away from the game next week. The young left-hander has yielded 16 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings (10.05 ERA) to lose back-to-back-back starts, and he tied his season-low in innings pitched tonight in his most recent nightmare. Elias threw 141 and 130 innings over the past two years, respectively, and had never pitched above Double-A until this season. At 112-plus frames, his workload might be catching up to him. It's also possible that a league of ferocious hitters has started to handle his decent-but-not great arsenal after getting a handle on it; Elias' nasty curveball isn't as effective if batters aren't forced to offer at it, and they don't have to if they get ahead in the count. Elias finishes his first half-season in the big leagues with a 7-8 record, 4.54 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 96/40 K/BB rate over 113 innings.
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Casilla shuts out the lights against Oakland
    Santiago Casilla nailed down his fourth save of the season Wednesday as the Giants stopped the A's.

    Advice: Casilla has been one of the league's best relievers all season, which made it easy for Bruce Bochy to replace Sergio Romo as closer last week. Casilla hasn't allowed a run since May 16, though his peripherals suggest he's gotten a little lucky. He boasts a 1.05 ERA, 0.82 WHIP and 25/10 K/BB rate over 34 1/3 innings.
    Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Pence goes 2-for-4 as Giants topple A's
    Hunter Pence went 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and a run scored as the Giants topped the A's 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pence is 36-for-105 (.343) over his last 25 games. This is his second consecutive multi-hit game against the A's, which is no surprise from a player who went 5-for-8 with a homer against Oakland in San Francisco last year. The outfielder is batting .302/.361/.478 and is on pace for 21 homers and 116 RBI.
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Hammel loses to Giants in A's debut
    In his Oakland debut, Jason Hammel entitled the Giants to three runs -- two earned -- over five innings in Wednesday's 5-2 loss.

    Advice: He scuffled in green and gold, walking three and allowing six hits in failing to guide the A's to a season-high seventh consecutive victory. The 31-year-old hurler collected an 8-5 record, 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 104/23 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings as a member of the Cubs prior to coming over with Jeff Samardzija for Addison Russell, Dan Straily, Billy McKinney and a PTBNL last week. Hammel finished the first half 8-6 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • McCarthy gets no-decision in Yankees debut
    Brandon McCarthy, making his Yankees debut, allowed four runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's 5-4, 14-inning win over the Indians.

    Advice: McCarthy joined the Yankees in the trade that sent Vidal Nuno to the D'Backs on Sunday. The right-hander allowed three unearned runs in the first inning and one earned run in the fourth. Overall, he surrendered nine hits, walked one, and struck out three. Combined with his time with the D'Backs, McCarthy is 3-10 with a 4.80 ERA and a 96/21 K/BB ratio. McCarthy will face the Reds at Yankee Stadium following the All-Star break.
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Tomlin allows 4 ER in 7 IP in a no-decision
    Josh Tomlin went home with a no-decision, allowing four runs over seven innings in Wednesday's 14-inning loss to the Yankees.

    Advice: Compared to some of his recent starts, Tomlin was on point on Wednesday. Tomlin entered the start having allowed at least four runs without making it through the sixth inning in four out of his previous five starts. On this night, he held the Yankees to eight hits without issuing a walk while striking out five. Tomlin owns a 4.21 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 69/9 K/BB ratio. After the Indians return from the All-Star break, Tomlin will take on the Tigers on the road in his next start.
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    4:05 pm vs NYY
  • Robertson blanks Tribe in 14th for 22nd save
    David Robertson held the Indians scoreless in the 14th inning to pick up his 22nd save of the season as the Yankees won on Wednesday.

    Advice: Things were a bit tense as Jason Kipnis singled with one out and stole second, leaving the tying run 180 feet away, but Robertson was able to strike out Asdrubal Cabrera and get Michael Brantley to fly out to end the ballgame after 14 innings. Robertson is now 22-for-24 in save situations with a 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 57/10 K/BB ratio.
    Yesterday, 9:08 pm
  • Cabrera enjoys a three-hit game in a loss
    Asdrubal Cabrera doubled and scored, going 3-for-7 overall, in an extra-inning loss against the Yankees on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cabrera has been in a rut at the plate, entering the night with a .412 OPS over his last 56 plate appearances. The three-hit night helps bring his OPS closer towards .700 on the season overall. The shortstop is slashing .248/.308/.391 with eight home runs and 34 RBI.
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Yadier Molina undergoing MRI on right thumb
    Yadier Molina will undergo an MRI on his sprained right thumb to determine the severity of the injury.

    Advice: Molina will undergo the tests Wednesday night, with the results coming back sometime Thursday. Once the extent of the injury is known, it will shed some more light on how much time the All-Star catcher might miss. Tony Cruz will start in Molina's place on Thursday and perhaps through the weekend. Molina suffered the sprain Wednesday on an awkward slide into third base.
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Teixeira hits a pair of homers as Yanks win
    Mark Teixeira went 2-for-6, homering twice, as the Yankees won in extra innings against the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: Teixeira hit a solo shot off of Josh Tomlin in the fourth inning, and then hit a two-run shot off of Tomlin in the fifth. The first baseman now has 17 on the season along with 47 RBI and a .241/.338/.470 slash line.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Molina exits game with right thumb sprain
    Yadier Molina left Wednesday's game against the Pirates with a right thumb sprain.

    Advice: Trainers checked on Molina after he slid into third base in the second inning, and Tony Cruz pinch hit for him an inning later. The Cardinals said he will be re-evaluated on Thursday.
    Yesterday, 6:28 pm
  • Mariners recall Stephen Pryor from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled RHP Stephen Pryor from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Pryor has posted a rough 4.91 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 25 2/3 innings of relief this season at Triple-A Tacoma while fighting a shoulder injury. He'll be a mop-up man.
    Yesterday, 1:40 pm
  • Fuld has monster game to sink Mariners
    Sam Fuld singled twice, homered and swiped two bases in Tuesday's 2-0 win against the Mariners.

    Advice: Fuld failed to reel in Michael Saunders' round tripper on Monday, but he made up for it a day later, taking Chris Young over the right field fence in the fifth inning. Fuld finished 3-for-3 as a one-man wrecking crew. He's hit safely in seven of his last eight games to raise his batting average from .214 to .253. Fuld has enough speed to be usable in AL-only formats when he's starting -- tonight's steals were his ninth and 10th in 45 games -- but he doesn't make consistent contact, and rarely lifts the ball when he does. This was only his seventh career round-tripper.
    Tuesday, 9:52 pm
  • Pence scores three times as Giants top Padres
    Hunter Pence went 3-for-4 with three runs scored as the Giants topped the Padres 5-3 on Sunday.

    Advice: Pence fulfilled the part of the leadoff hitter on Sunday, swatting two singles and a double and scoring all three times he reached base. The three-hit day also served to raise his average above the .300 plateau, as he's now batting .301/.360/.472 with 64 runs scored. The outfielder is second in the NL in runs scored, behind on Troy Tulowitzki.
    Sunday, 8:10 pm
  • Bruce Bochy names Casilla as Giants closer
    Bruce Bochy announced Sunday that Santiago Casilla will serve as the team's closer for now.

    Advice: Casilla picked up his third save of the season in Sunday's victory over the Giants and had been outstanding in his setup role. Bochy also said that he preferred to use Jeremy Affeldt in his seventh-inning role where he is able to go multiple innings. Casilla should be owned and started in all mixed leagues.
    Sunday, 4:56 pm
  • Yankees make trade for McCarthy official
    Yankees acquired RHP Brandon McCarthy and cash from the Diamondbacks in exchange for LHP Vidal Nuno.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks will eat $2.05 million of the roughly $4.8 million remaining on McCarthy's contract, while the Yankees will pick up his $1 million assignment bonus. The tall right-hander holds a 5.01 ERA this season but sports an impressive 93/20 K/BB ratio and has seen a spike in his velocity. His ability to get grounders will help him at Yankee Stadium, though he won't have a very good defense behind him. McCarthy will make his Yankees debut on Wednesday in Cleveland.
    Sunday, 8:43 am
  • Yankees acquire McCarthy from D'Backs
    Chris Cotillo of reports that the Yankees have acquired Brandon McCarthy from the Diamondbacks in exchange for Vidal Nuno.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman are also saying that the trade is done. ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the D'Backs are also sending cash to the Yankees in the deal. Although he's 3-10 with a 5.01 ERA, McCarthy has upped his velocity this season and boasts a nice 93/20 K/BB ratio. Yankee Stadium obviously isn't an ideal landing spot, but he should be an upgrade over Nuno.
    Sunday, 8:09 am
  • Casilla earns second save as Giants rally
    Santiago Casilla tallied his second save of the season Saturday as the Giants rallied to beat the Padres.

    Advice: Michael Morse hit a game-tying solo shot in the top of the ninth inning and then Brandon Belt slugged a go-ahead two-run bomb in the top of the 10th. Casilla finished off the rally by striking out two of the four batters he faced in the bottom of the 10th. He's sharing closer duties right now with Jeremy Affeldt.
    Saturday, 8:26 pm
  • A's upgrade rotation, acquire Jason Hammel
    Athletics acquired RHP Jason Hammel and RHP Jeff Samardzija from the Cubs for SS Addison Russell, RHP Dan Straily, OF Billy McKinney and a player to be named or cash considerations.

    Advice: The 31-year-old hurler has been outstanding for the Cubs in 2014, registering a 2.98 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 104/23 K/BB ratio over 108 2/3 innings. He has also proven his worth in the postseason in the past, making a pair of strong starts for the Orioles in the ALDS against the Yankees in 2012. He and Samardzija make an already deep and talented A's rotation that much scarier for opposing teams in the American League.
    Saturday, 9:07 am