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  • Overton wins in major league debut
    Dillon Overton earned the first win of his career during an Athletics victory over the Angels, yielding three runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: He didn't quite reach the threshold for a quality start in his major league debut, coming one out shy of the six innings required. Overton struck out three batters and walked two. All three of the runs he allowed came on solo homers from Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun. The lefty Overton did not post enticing strikeout totals in the minors but he could have some moderate success in Oakland. Today, 12:22 am
  • Chacin gets hit hard as he usually does
    Jhoulys Chacin failed to strike out a batter while walking four, leading to four runs in 4 2/3 innings in a loss on Saturday.

    Advice: His record fell to 3-6. Chacin's 5.64 ERA this year is worse than it ever was when he was pitching for the Rockies in Coors Field. Given that his velocity is up this year and his rate stats are close to his career averages, it is probable that Chacin will manifest some improvement as the season progresses. But even then he will remain on the fringe of being rosterable in mixed leagues. Yesterday, 11:56 pm
  • Karns fortunate to get a win over the Cards
    Nate Karns surrendered four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three in five innings, leading the Mariners to a 5-4 victory over the Cardinals on Saturday.

    Advice: He did not pitch very well but snared a win anyway. The big blow was a 5th-inning, three-run home run by Aledmys Diaz that ruined what had been a very effective outing up to that point. The poor game boosts Karns' ERA up to 4.56 on the season. He strikes out a lot of batters (9.33 K/9) but spoils that by walking too many (4.22 BB/9). He will face the Orioles in his next start on Friday in Seattle. Yesterday, 11:21 pm
  • Leake takes a loss in Seattle on Saturday
    Mike Leake lasted only 3 1/3 innings while giving up five runs (four earned) on nine hits in an interleague loss to the Mariners on Saturday.

    Advice: Leake registered only one strikeout to go with two walks. All nine hits he allowed were singles but the Mariners bunched them together to good effect. He falls to 5-5 with a 4.25 ERA. Throughout his career Leake has been a consistent, reliable, league-average pitcher in terms of ERA (career 3.89 ERA) with a low strikeout rate (6.05 K/9 career). That has good value in deep fantasy leagues but leaves his owners looking for a better option in standard mixed leagues. Yesterday, 11:17 pm
  • Cishek bends but doesn't break for 17th save
    Steve Cishek worked around a one-out double in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead and nail down his 17th save.

    Advice: Cishek is quietly having an excellent season in his first year in Seattle. He has a 2.62 ERA and has fanned 41 batters in 34 1/3 innings. He has converted 17 of 21 save opportunities. Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Hellickson pitches well in win over Giants
    Jeremy Hellickson surrendered only two runs (one earned) in six innings to help the Phillies beat the Giants 3-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up five hits and one walk while punching out three hitters. The strong start improved his ERA to 4.23 with a 1.23 WHIP. He has 84 strikeouts and 24 walks in 93 2/3 innings spread across 16 starts. His next game will be an interleague start versus the Royals on Friday. Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Bumgarner turns in quality start but loses
    Madison Bumgarner turned in a quality start but lost to the Phillies on Saturday, giving up three runs in 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: He allowed only five hits but a two-run homer by Cameron Rupp proved his undoing. Bumgarner fanned seven and walked only one. He has a magnificent 1.99 ERA and 122/29 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings. He is in the running for a Cy Young award and is a lock to make the All Star team. He will take his 8-4 record into a rivalry matchup with Oakland on Thursday. Yesterday, 10:47 pm
  • Gomez snares 20th save with perfect inning
    Jeanmar Gomez slammed the door on the Giants with a perfect ninth inning to notch his 20th save of the season on Saturday.

    Advice: Gomez does not post elite stats but he has gotten the job done all season. Only five closers have more saves than Gomez this year. He has a 3.09 ERA with 24 strikeouts and nine walks in 35 innings. Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Griffin gives up two runs in short outing
    A.J. Griffin gave up two runs on four hits and made it through only 4 1/3 innings for a no-decision on Saturday, striking out six and walking one in the Rangers' 10-3 victory over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Griffin came off the disabled list today after missing six weeks with shoulder stiffness. That is part of the reason he was lifted early in this game, although he had already thrown 91 pitches. He has been very effective through seven starts. Now with a 3.08 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 38 innings, Griffin will square off with the Yankees on Thursday. Yesterday, 10:21 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. Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • de la Cruz could take Blair's rotation spot
    Joel de la Cruz is a candidate to start Wednesday's game against the Indians.

    Advice: That would have been Aaron Blair's turn to pitch but the Braves optioned him to Triple-A Gwinnett on Saturday. De la Cruz was called up last month but the Braves sent him down before he got a chance to pitch in a game. The 27-year-old holds a 4.68 ERA over 21 appearances (five starts) for Gwinnett this season. Yesterday, 9:01 pm
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    10:35 am vs NYM
  • Fiers limps through 4 1/3 innings on Saturday
    Mike Fiers lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Royals on Saturday, surrendering three runs (two earned) on nine hits and having to settle for a no-decision.

    Advice: The Astros had a big lead so the win was ripe for the plucking, but Fiers couldn't pitch deeply enough into the game to qualify for it. He registered only one strikeout and walked three. He has a 4.41 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. He will square off versus the White Sox on Friday. Yesterday, 8:25 pm
  • Danny Farquhar sent down after doubleheader
    Rays optioned RHP Danny Farquhar to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Farquhar appeared in the second game of Tampa Bay's doubleheader on Saturday, allowing a solo home run to Orioles catcher Matt Wieters in the eighth inning. He'll continue to bounce back and forth between Tampa Bay and Durham. Yesterday, 8:25 pm
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    10:35 am @Bal
  • Teheran tosses eight shutout innings vs. Mets
    Julio Teheran twirled eight shutout innings, striking out seven, but settled for a no-decision Saturday against the Mets.

    Advice: Teheran and Jacob deGrom were both excellent, and neither was still around when the Mets won in the 11th inning. The 25-year-old gave up just five hits, all singles, without issuing a walk on the evening, his second consecutive scoreless start. He's been nothing short of terrific this year, posting a 2.46 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 99/24 K/BB ratio over 106 innings of work, but he's just 3-7 to show for it. Teheran will try to get back in the win column Thursday against the Marlins. Yesterday, 8:00 pm
  • Locke holds Dodgers to one run in seven IP
    Jeff Locke pitched seven strong innings to beat the Dodgers on Saturday, giving up only one run on five hits.

    Advice: He recorded three strikeouts and did not walk a batter. That makes two excellent starts in a row for Locke. He has allowed only one run in his last 13 2/3 innings after allowing 18 runs in his previous 8 2/3 innings. He will take a 5.12 ERA into his next start in Oakland on Friday. Yesterday, 7:30 pm
  • Miller yields 11 hits, seven runs to Rockies
    Shelby Miller allowed seven runs on 11 hits over six innings in Saturday's loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: After a promising turn in his first start off the disabled list, Miller fell back to his old struggles Saturday. Two of the Rockies' 11 hits were homers, giving him 12 homers allowed in 12 starts. Of course, part of his issue Saturday could be Coors Field, but he's now 2-7 with a 6.79 ERA and 1.77 WHIP in those 12 starts. Miller will keep searching for some stability Friday against the Giants. Yesterday, 7:18 pm
  • Padres considering six-man starting rotation
    Padres manager Andy Green said he'll consider using a six-man starting rotation when Andrew Cashner returns from a neck injury.

    Advice: Cashner is expected to join the rotation after making a rehab start for High-A Lake Elsinore on Tuesday. With only a couple weeks until the All-Star break, the Padres can roll with six starters and reset their rotation after the break. It might not be a bad idea to give San Diego's inexperienced starters some extra rest. Drew Pomeranz has never thrown more than 96 2/3 innings in a season while Christian Friedrich and Colin Rea haven't topped 100 frames since 2014. Yesterday, 6:21 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am @Cin
  • Alvarez out three weeks after PRP injection
    Henderson Alvarez received a platelet rich plasma injection in his right shoulder last week.

    Advice: He won't be able to throw for at least three more weeks. The good news is that Alvarez's MRI revealed no structural damage so it doesn't look like he'll need surgery. Regardless, we won't be seeing Alvarez in a big league game anytime soon. Yesterday, 6:10 pm
  • Pomeranz fires seven shutout innings vs. Reds
    Drew Pomeranz threw seven scoreless innings, allowing just three hits, to lead the Padres to a 3-0 victory over the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: Pomeranz yielded a double and two singles on the afternoon, walking just one while striking out six. He also helped himself at the plate, hitting his first home run of the year and collecting two RBI. Pitching is what he's best at, though, and the 27-year-old is now 7-7 with a 2.76 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 102/39 K/BB ratio over 88 innings of work. He'll try to continue his breakout first half Saturday against the Yankees. Yesterday, 5:12 pm
  • Yu Darvish (neck) to throw bullpen on Sunday
    Yu Darvish (shoulder, neck) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

    Advice: This will be his first mound session since being placed on the disabled list with neck and shoulder discomfort earlier this month. If his bullpen session goes well, the next step would be either a simulated game or a rehab assignment. Darvish is 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA in three starts this season. He missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. Yesterday, 4:54 pm
    15-Day DL
    12:05 pm vs Bos
  • A.J. Griffin returns Saturday against Boston
    Rangers activated RHP A.J. Griffin from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll return to the mound Saturday against Boston after missing six weeks with shoulder stiffness. Griffin's spot in the starting rotation should be pretty safe with Yu Darvish (neck), Colby Lewis (lat) and Derek Holland (shoulder) all sidelined with injuries. Yesterday, 3:42 pm
  • Henderson Alvarez moved to 60-day DL
    Athletics transferred RHP Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's just a formality as Alvarez has already missed more than 60 days. Alvarez recently suffered another setback in his recovery from shoulder surgery. He's still without a timetable. Yesterday, 2:38 pm
  • Overton called up for MLB debut Saturday
    Athletics purchased the contract of LHP Dillon Overton from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Overton wasn't on the 40-man roster so the A's transferred Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) to the 60-day disabled list to make room for him. The left-hander will make his big-league debut Saturday against the Angels. Overton won his last seven starts for Nashville before his promotion, recording a dominant 1.40 ERA over that span. Yesterday, 2:35 pm
  • A's option Surkamp to make room for Overton
    Athletics optioned LHP Eric Surkamp to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The A's needed to clear a roster spot for Dillon Overton, who is set to make his major league debut on Saturday. With Surkamp back in the minors, Sean Manaea (elbow) should return to the A's rotation Wednesday against San Francisco. Surkamp is winless in nine starts this season with a disastrous 6.98 ERA. Yesterday, 2:31 pm
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    12:35 pm @LAA
  • Kelly could start for Braves next week
    Casey Kelly could take Aaron Blair's spot in the Braves' rotation next Wednesday against the Indians.

    Advice: Blair was demoted after an ugly start Friday against the Mets. Kelly, who was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett earlier this month, owns a 5.79 ERA and 5/6 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings over one start and seven relief appearances with the Braves this season. Yesterday, 12:03 pm
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    10:35 am vs NYM
  • Furbush (shoulder) throwing bullpen sessions
    Charlie Furbush (shoulder) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions.

    Advice: Furbush hasn't pitched in a major league game since July 2015 due to shoulder issues, but he's finally making some progress. It's unclear when he'll go out on a minor league rehab assignment, but he'll likely a bunch of appearances before being a legitimate consideration to rejoin the Mariners. Yesterday, 8:43 am
    60-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs StL
  • Miley (shoulder) pitches well in rehab game
    Wade Miley (shoulder) tossed four perfect innings Friday in a minor league rehab start with Low-A Everett.

    Advice: Miley struck out seven batters and got stretched out to 55 pitches. He reported no issues with his shoulder. "Pain free. I'm ready to rock and roll," said Miley. "I felt like I probably could have pitched last week, but they wanted to be smart about it. So I took some time off and hopefully it'll pay off in the long run." The southpaw should make his return Wednesday against the Pirates. Yesterday, 8:13 am
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs StL
  • Rays call up RHP Farquhar from Triple-A
    Rays recalled RHP Danny Farquhar from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Farquhar will be the 26th man in Saturday's doubleheader with the Orioles. The 29-year-old has allowed two runs with a 5/0 K/BB ratio over 5 1/3 innings with the Rays this season. Yesterday, 7:35 am
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    10:35 am @Bal
  • Dallas Keuchel earned a win by hurling 6 1/3 innings of four-run baseball on Friday in Kansas City.

    Advice: Keuchel struck out only two batters and also walked two. He gave up 11 hits, two of which escaped the yard. It was not a very encouraging outing for his bedraggled fantasy owners. The win improves his record to 4-9 with a 5.35 ERA. That is not at all what his owners paid for in drafts this Spring. His 3.44 xFIP hints at better things on the horizon. Friday, 10:48 pm
  • Cashner (neck) throws side session
    Andrew Cashner (neck) threw a side session Friday afternoon.

    Advice: Cashner, who is making his way back from a neck strain, threw 25 pitches before taking a break and returning for a few more pitches. The next step is expected to be a minor league rehab start. He's tentatively scheduled to pitch with High-A Lake Elsinore on June 28. Friday, 3:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am @Cin
  • Wade Miley (shoulder) making rehab start
    Wade Miley (shoulder) will make a rehab start with Short-Season Everett on Friday.

    Advice: Assuming all goes well Friday, Miley will rejoin the Mariners' rotation next Wednesday against the Pirates. The left-hander has missed almost two weeks of action with a shoulder impingement. Friday, 10:00 am
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs StL
  • Red Sox have inquired on Teheran, Vizcaino
    Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM reports that the Red Sox have inquired on Julio Teheran and Arodys Vizcaino.

    Advice: While Bowden notes that the Red Sox and Braves "really do match up well for a potential blockbuster type deal," he cautions that "there is no traction to a trade at this time." Teheran is surely going to be one of the hottest names involved in trade rumors next month, as he's put up a 2.66 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 92/24 K/BB ratio across 98 innings this season. He's under control cheaply through 2020, though, so the Braves might not be in a rush to move him. Vizcaino has been one of the best relievers in baseball with a 2.01 ERA and 44/15 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 frames. He's under team control through 2018. Friday, 7:59 am
  • Dillon Overton to make MLB debut Saturday
    Athletics pitching prospect Dillon Overton will be called up to make his major league debut on Saturday against the Angels.

    Advice: The A's have decided to move Eric Surkamp up a day to Friday and give Overton the ball Saturday. The 24-year-old threw 7 1/3 shutout innings for Triple-A Nashville in his last start and holds a 1.40 ERA over his last seven outings, so it's not a surprise that Oakland has decided to give him a shot. Overton's ceiling is limited, but it's possible he could carve out some deep-league value. Friday, 7:52 am
  • Alvarez (shoulder) meeting with James Andrews
    Henderson Alvarez (shoulder) visited with Dr. James Andrews on Thursday.

    Advice: That's never a good sign. This is the second time Alvarez has visited Andrews as he tries to sort out what's wrong with his injured shoulder. The right-hander has encountered multiple setbacks in his recovery from shoulder surgery and it's anyone's guess when he'll be back in the A's rotation. It's been over a year since Alvarez last pitched in the big leagues. Thursday, 5:51 pm
  • Surkamp to start Friday instead of Saturday
    Eric Surkamp's start has been moved up to Friday.

    Advice: The A's have been trying to piece together their rotation with Rich Hill (groin) and Sean Manaea (elbow) both hurt. Surkamp was originally slated to start Saturday's game against the Angels but instead he'll move up a day and pitch on five days rest. Dillon Overton could be in line to start Saturday. The left-hander has won seven straight for Triple-A Nashville and would be pitching on normal rest. Zach Neal and Jesse Hahn are also candidates to start. Thursday, 5:27 pm
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    12:35 pm @LAA
  • Dillon Overton a candidate to start Saturday
    Athletics LHP prospect Dillon Overton is a candidate to start Saturday against the Angels.

    Advice: The A's have yet to announce a starter for Friday night's game. One possibility would be to move Eric Surkamp up a day with Overton getting the ball on Saturday. Jesse Hahn and Zach Neal are also being considered. Overton has had a phenomenal year for Triple-A Nashville, going 8-4 with a 3.01 ERA over 14 outings. He's won seven straight with a brilliant 1.40 ERA during that span. If he gets the call, the 24-year-old would be making his major league debut on Saturday. Thursday, 3:42 pm
  • Steve Cishek takes loss in 10th
    Steve Cishek took a loss after giving up one run in 1 2/3 innings Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Cishek, who hadn't pitched in six days, worked a scoreless ninth in a tie game, but he couldn't get through the 10th, losing the game on a wild pitch. It was his second loss of the year. He's 16-for-20 in save situations. Thursday, 2:10 pm
  • A.J. Griffin (shoulder) to start on Saturday
    A.J. Griffin (shoulder) will start against the Red Sox on Saturday.

    Advice: This will be Griffin's first start since May 7. He has been working his way back from right shoulder soreness in the interim. The 28-year-old held a 2.94 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 28/14 K/BB ratio over six starts (33 2/3 innings) prior to the injury. With Griffin going Saturday, the Rangers round out their weekend rotation with Nick Martinez on Friday and Martin Perez on Sunday. Wednesday, 8:00 pm
  • Darvish (shoulder) could throw bullpen Sat.
    Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail said that Yu Darvish (shoulder, neck) could throw a bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: Darvish remains a ways away from a return to the big league team. Brocail said that he won't be taking part in a rehab or simulated game for at least another week. A mid-June MRI did not reveal any structural damage, but expect the Rangers to continue to take it slow with their ace right-hander, especially given that he is just coming off of a lengthy recovery from Tommy John surgery. Wednesday, 5:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    12:05 pm vs Bos
  • Furbush transferred to the 60-day DL
    Mariners transferred LHP Charlie Furbush from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Tom Wilhelmsen, who was re-signed to a one-year deal on Wednesday morning. Furbush is still working his way back from a shoulder injury with no timetable for activation. Wednesday, 7:02 am
    60-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs StL
  • Cashner (neck) throws bullpen session Tues.
    Andrew Cashner (neck) threw a successful bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: It was his first mound workout since he landed on the disabled list June 11 with a neck strain. Cashner won't be ready for activation when first eligible, but early July sounds about right. "I don't think he's like a long ways off, but getting back in the 15 (days) is probably a little ambitious," manager Andy Green said. "He's going to have to be stretched out a little bit in his next side session, make sure everything feels good." Tuesday, 3:36 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am @Cin
  • Dillon Overton logs seventh straight victory
    Athletics LHP prospect Dillon Overton spanned 7 1/3 shutout innings Monday in a win for Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: He finished with six strikeouts and only one walk in the longest start of his career. The victory was Overton's seventh in a row. He's logged an impressive 1.40 ERA over that stretch with 38 strikeouts and 15 free passes. The left-hander is third in the Pacific Coast League in innings pitched (83 2/3) and fifth in strikeouts (72) this year. Tuesday, 11:44 am
  • Jhoulys Chacin gets wild in loss
    Jhoulys Chacin was tagged for six runs -- five earned -- in two-plus innings by the Astros on Monday.

    Advice: Chacin walked five and hit a batter, which simply isn't going to fly for him with the stuff he brings to the mound these days. He can hold his own when he's on, but there's no fantasy value to be had here. Monday, 9:20 pm
  • Karns allows five runs over five vs. Tigers
    Nate Karns allowed five runs on seven hits over five innings against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Karns struck out six while walking three, and he served up a two-run home run to Miguel Cabrera among his seven hits allowed. He's given up just seven home runs in 14 starts this year, a step forward after allowing 19 dingers last season. The right-hander is still winless in the month of June and is 5-1 with a 4.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP overall. He'll square off with the Cardinals in an interleague tilt Saturday. Monday, 8:51 pm
  • Wright goes nine innings against White Sox
    Steven Wright allowed only an unearned run over nine innings of work but didn't factor in the decision Monday against the White Sox.

    Advice: Wright scattered five hits and three walks while striking out six on the night. On any other night he would have likely had his fourth complete game of the season, but he settled for lowering his ERA to a microscopic 2.01 with a 1.10 WHIP in 14 starts. The knuckleball is a fickle mistress, but it has treated Wright very well thus far this year. He'll attempt to keep the ball dancing Saturday against the Rangers. Monday, 8:26 pm
  • Locke, Bucs throw six-hit shutout of Giants
    Jeff Locke shut out the Giants over 6 2/3 innings and the Pirates held on for a 1-0 victory Monday.

    Advice: Locke confounded the Giants through 84 pitches, and it was actually the opposing pitcher, Madison Bumgarner, whose at-bat with two outs and a runner on second base in the seventh inning spelled Locke's exit. The southpaw struck out three without walking a batter in the outing. Locke now owns a 5.44 ERA and 1.43 WHIP through 14 starts, and he'll try to keep the good times rolling Saturday against the Dodgers. Monday, 7:06 pm
  • Bumgarner goes the distance in loss to Bucs
    Madison Bumgarner allowed a lone run in a complete-game loss to the Pirates on Monday.

    Advice: A solo home run by Erik Kratz in the fifth inning was all the scoring either side could manage on the evening. It was one of five hits Bumgarner allowed while striking out eight and walking two. The southpaw is now 8-3 with a 1.85 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 115/28 K/BB ratio over 102 innings of work. Another tasty matchup with the Phillies is on tap for Saturday. Monday, 6:54 pm
  • Shelby Miller earns win in return to rotation
    Shelby Miller tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball Monday in the Diamondbacks' 3-1 win over the Phillies.

    Advice: It was against a lineup that featured Andres Blanco at cleanup, but this was unquestionably Miller's finest performance in a Diamondbacks uniform. He struck out five, walked just one, and the only run he allowed came on a second-inning double by Tyler Goeddel. Maybe the time off really will end up helping Miller, but we'd see how he fares against a respectable offense before making a waiver claim. He gets the Rockies at Coors Field next. Monday, 1:09 pm
  • Hellickson allows three in first in loss
    Jeremy Hellickson allowed three earned runs over seven innings Monday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: All three of those runs crossed the plate in the top of the first inning, with Phil Gosselin roping an RBI single and Jake Lamb blasting a two-run homer. Hellickson settled in from there, finishing with six strikeouts against zero walks, but he received only one run of support from the Philadelphia offense. He'll take a 4-6 record and 4.41 ERA into his next start on the road against the Giants. Monday, 12:59 pm
  • Shelby Miller back in Diamondbacks rotation
    Diamondbacks activated RHP Shelby Miller from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Miller will return to the Diamondbacks' rotation Monday afternoon against the Phillies. He was placed on the disabled list May 27 with a numbing sensation in his right index finger and a 7.09 ERA. We wouldn't trust him in a mixed fantasy league even though he dominated in his two rehab starts with High-A Visalia. Monday, 7:13 am
  • Drew Pomeranz fans seven in victory over Nats
    Drew Pomeranz earned his sixth victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Nationals to three runs on six hits over his six frames.

    Advice: Pomeranz fanned seven on the afternoon and issued just one free pass. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with Michael Taylor belting a pair of solo homers and Danny Espinosa adding one of his own. He has been outstanding in the Padres rotation this season, registering a 3.00 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 96/38 K/BB ratio in 81 innings. He'll take on the Reds at home his next time out on Saturday. Jun 19, 7:00 pm
  • Leake surrenders three runs in no-decision
    Mike Leake surrendered three runs -- two earned -- over six innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Rangers.

    Advice: St. Louis' bullpen blew another lead as the Cardinals dropped the entire three-game set against the visiting Rangers. Leake went without a walk for his third straight outing, but he did allow eight hits -- two of which were homers. The right-hander will carry a 4.00 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Mariners. Jun 19, 2:32 pm
  • Fiers goes 5 2/3 scoreless versus the Reds
    Mike Fiers delivered 5 2/3 scoreless innings Sunday in the Astros' 6-0 blanking of the Reds.

    Advice: Fiers rolled his way through the Cincinnati lineup with ease, yielding only four hits and one walk while striking out five. Chris Devenski took over in the sixth and put up four more zeroes, earning his first save. Fiers now stands 5-3 with a 4.42 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, and 55/14 K/BB ratio in 79 1/3 innings this season. He gets the Royals on the road next. Jun 19, 2:04 pm
  • Teheran hurls one-hit, complete game shutout
    Julio Teheran was almost perfect in Sunday's 6-0 win over the Mets, allowing just one hit in a complete game shutout.

    Advice: Teheran struck out seven and did not walk a batter. The lone hit he allowed came when Michael Conforto notched a single in the third inning. And that was it. Teheran finished the game having thrown 120 pitches (82 strikes). The 25-year-old right-hander might hold a dismal 3-7 record, but that mark is deceiving. For the season as a whole, he boasts a strong 2.66 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 92/24 K/BB ratio across 98 innings. He will have a chance to silence these same Mets in his next scheduled start. Jun 19, 1:13 pm
  • Alvarez (shoulder) has another setback
    Henderson Alvarez has been shut down after having another setback with his surgically-repaired right shoulder.

    Advice: Alvarez had appeared to be back on track after having a setback last month, but he felt renewed soreness during his last rehab start Saturday. The right-hander will report to Oakland on Tuesday before the next step is determined. Obviously he's not going to be with the A's for a while. Jun 19, 11:14 am
  • Wade Miley (shoulder) plays light catch
    Wade Miley (shoulder) played some light catch on Sunday.

    Advice: Miley was placed on the disabled list with a left shoulder impingement, but he's expected back when first eligible. Adrian Sampson is filling in for Miley in the Mariners' rotation. Jun 19, 8:57 am
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs StL
  • Keuchel goes seven solid innings vs. Reds
    Dallas Keuchel threw seven innings and allowed two runs in a no-decision against the Reds on Saturday.

    Advice: Keuchel gave up just five hits without walking a batter and left with the lead, but the Astros bullpen blew his chance at his fourth win. Keuchel struck out six in the affair. He's shown some signs of figuring it out in recent weeks, but he's still not the Cy Young winner we saw a year ago, clearly. Fantasy owner have little choice but to hold onto him in hopes that he resembles something close to that in short order. Keuchel will carry a 5.32 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into Friday's start at the Royals. Jun 18, 4:47 pm
  • Wade Miley (shoulder) placed on DL
    Mariners placed LHP Wade Miley on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 13, with a left shoulder impingement.

    Advice: Miley said that his shoulder had been bothering him for a while and just wasn't getting any better. He expects to return after his 15 days are up. Adrian Sampson will take his spot in the Mariners' rotation. Jun 17, 12:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs StL
  • Andrew Cashner (neck) could play catch Friday
    Andrew Cashner (neck) could play catch on Friday.

    Advice: Padres manager Andy Green said that Cashner "was beginning to throw" Thursday, but the team decided to hold off for at least one more day. He's missed the last week of action with a strained neck and probably won't return before the end of the month at this point. Jun 17, 7:03 am
    15-Day DL
    10:10 am @Cin
  • Braves option Casey Kelly to AAA Gwinnett
    Braves optioned RHP Casey Kelly to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Kelly has posted a 5.79 ERA, 1.71 WHIP, and 5/6 K/BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings this season at the major league level. Tyrell Jenkins will take the vacant roster spot. Jun 16, 7:20 am
    Not Active
    10:35 am vs NYM
  • Karns pitches well in no-decision vs Rays
    Nate Karns took a no-decision against his former team the Rays on Wednesday after striking out eight batters in five innings, allowing two runs on two walks and four hits.

    Advice: Karns has fanned a batter per inning in his career, but his high walk rate has held him back. This year Karns sits on a 5-2 record with a 4.06 ERA and inflated 1.42 WHIP. He lines up for two starts next week, facing the Tigers and Cardinals. Jun 15, 9:47 pm
  • Locke gets picked for seven runs in rout
    Jeff Locke was pounded for seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk over four innings in a loss to the Mets on Wednesday.

    Advice: He fanned three and gave up a home run to Kelly Johnson. Locke's record falls to 5-5 with a woeful 5.92 ERA on the season. He is in imminent danger of losing his slot in the Pirates' starting rotation. Elite prospects Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow are waiting in the wings. Gerrit Cole's injury status may keep Locke in the rotation a little bit longer. Jun 15, 9:16 pm
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