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  • Kershaw will face live hitters next week
    Clayton Kershaw (back) made it through Friday's bullpen session without any issues and will progress to facing live hitters next week.

    Advice: It's another positive step toward a return to the Dodgers rotation this season for the star southpaw. If all goes well with his next session, he could be cleared for a minor league rehab start. Barring any setbacks, a return in early September doesn't look so outrageous any longer. Today, 4:35 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs ChC
  • Julio Urias to start for Dodgers on Saturday
    Julio Urias has officially been announced as the Dodgers starter for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

    Advice: It has long been suspected that he would stick in the rotation for another go-round, and now it's official. The 20-year-old phenom owns a 3.95 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 62/23 K/BB ratio in 57 innings this season. Today, 4:17 pm
  • Dario Alvarez recalled from Triple-A
    Rangers recalled LHP Dario Alvarez from Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: He's taking Jeremy Jeffress' spot on the roster with Jeffress going on the restricted list. Jeffress is expected back Saturady, so Alvarez might only be around for a day. Today, 1:25 pm
  • Jeremy Jeffress placed on restricted list
    Rangers placed RHP Jeremy Jeffress on the restricted list.

    Advice: Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DWI. He's expected to be removed from the restricted list and be available on Saturday. Today, 1:20 pm
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    Bot 4, 0-3 vs Cle
  • Matz (shoulder) to resume throwing Friday
    Steven Matz (shoulder) will resume throwing on Friday.

    Advice: Based on how the left-hander feels, but Mets will make a determination as to whether he can start on Tuesday versus the Marlins. Matz is dealing with some mild discomfort in his pitching shoulder, but the club thinks he'll ultimately be fine. Today, 1:18 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 9-4 vs Phi
  • Mets likely to skip Jacob deGrom's next start
    Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that there's a good chance the club will skip Jacob deGrom's next start.

    Advice: Collins had previous mentioned the possibility of deGrom's next outing being pushed back, but it appears he'll get even more rest. The righty has been lit up for 13 runs over his last two starts, so a little break would probably do him some good. Sean Gilmartin, Gabriel Ynoa, Logan Verrett, Rafael Montero and Seth Lugo on short rest are possibilities to start in deGrom's spot on Monday. Today, 1:16 pm
  • Logan Ondrusek optioned to Triple-A
    Orioles optioned RHP Logan Ondrusek to Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Ondrusek's latest stint only lasted one day and he gave up three runs over an inning of work. He'll be back when rosters expand. Today, 1:11 pm
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  • T.J. McFarland activated from disabled list
    Orioles activated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: McFarland has been out for the last two months with left knee tendinitis. He'll be used in low-leverage situations. Today, 12:42 pm
  • Scott Oberg moved to 60-day DL
    Rockies transferred RHP Scott Oberg from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Stephen Cardullo. Oberg is now officially done for the season with axillary artery thrombosis. Today, 12:04 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Buddy Baumann recalled from Triple-A
    Padres recalled LHP Buddy Baumann from Triple-A El Paso.

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

    Advice: Morrow and his wife are expecting their first child. He's being replaced on the roster by Buddy Baumann. Today, 10:20 am
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  • Miguel Socolovich recalled from Triple-A
    Cardinals recalled RHP Miguel Socolovich from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Socolovich has posted a nice 1.89 ERA and 32/12 K/BB ratio over 33 1/3 relief innings for the Cards the last two seasons. He'll work in the middle of games. Today, 10:04 am
  • Sam Tuivailala optioned to Triple-A
    Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Tuivailala holds a 9.00 ERA and 2.17 WHIP over nine relief appearances with the Cards this season. He has a big arm but lacks the command at this point to be successful at the big league level. Today, 10:02 am
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    Top 5, 2-1 vs Oak
  • Brett Oberholtzer to start on Saturday
    Brett Oberholtzer will start on Saturday against the Tigers.

    Advice: He's taking Jhoulys Chacin's spot in the Angels' rotation. Oberholtzer has yielded six runs over six relief innings since joining the Halos, but he might have an outside shot at a rotation spot next season so the club understandably wants to get a look at him out. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes. Today, 9:22 am
  • Heath Hembree optioned to Triple-A
    Red Sox optioned RHP Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He's posted a 2.40 ERA and 1.40 WHIP over 30 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. Hembree will return when rosters expand. Today, 9:11 am
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    Top 7, 2-5 vs KC
  • Wright (shoulder) activated for Friday start
    Red Sox activated RHP Steven Wright from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Friday against the Royals after missing three weeks with a jammed shoulder that he suffered while pinch-running. Wright has mostly faded the last couple months after a terrific start to the season, although he did throw a shutout in his last outing. Today, 9:10 am
  • Cory Rasmus (abdomen) resumes throwing
    Cory Rasmus (abdomen) has resumed throwing off a mound.

    Advice: Rasmus underwent core muscle surgery in early July. He's running out of time to get in some rehab appearances before the minor league season ends, but the hope remains that he can return at some point next month. Today, 8:16 am
    15-Day DL
  • 'Couple more' rehab games for Davis (forearm)
    Royals manager Ned Yost said Thursday that Wade Davis (forearm) will make "a couple more" rehab appearances before being activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: Davis allowed one hit and recorded one strikeout in his first rehab appearance with the Royals' Rookie League affiliate in Arizona on Wednesday. Kevin Herrera has been terrific while filling in as the Royals' closer and it's unclear whether Davis will immediately get his job back upon his return. Today, 8:11 am
    15-Day DL
  • Ross' (shoulder) first rehab start goes badly
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) gave up four runs while lasting just two-thirds of an inning in his first rehab start with High-A Lake Elsinore on Thursday.

    Advice: Ross was supposed to throw 45 pitches in his first start since April, but he was pulled after throwing 28 in a rough first inning. "Pitching is not like riding a bicycle," Ross said. "You either execute or you don’t. It’s black or white. It’s binary code. I had a lot of non-executed pitches today." Ross is expected to make one more rehab start before rejoining the Padres' rotation. He'll be limited to 3-5 innings initially with the Pads as he eases back into things, but the goal is to get him feeling confident in his health heading into the offseason. Today, 7:56 am
    15-Day DL
  • Archie Bradley facing innings limit
    Archie Bradley's workload will be limited at some point this season.

    Advice: He's thrown 145 2/3 innings so far between the majors and minors, which is 6 1/3 frames shy of his professional high that was set in 2013. Bradley threw less than 170 innings combined the last two seasons due to elbow and shoulder issues, and the Diamondbacks are still trying to determine how to cut back on the young right-hander's workload. They could skip some of his starts or just shut him down at some point before the end of the season. Bradley has posted a 5.06 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in an up-and-down 2016. Today, 6:31 am
  • Report: Jeremy Jeffress arrested for DWI
    Rebecca Lopez of WFAA-TV in Dallas reports that Jeremy Jeffress was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DWI.

    Advice: No further details are available at this time, but more information should come out later Friday. Worth noting is that Jeffress has been suspended twice in the past for testing positive for marijuana. Today, 6:24 am
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    Bot 4, 0-3 vs Cle
  • Moore loses no-hitter with two outs in ninth
    Matt Moore came within one out of a no-hitter in Thursday's 4-0 win over the Dodgers.

    Advice: Moore struck out seven and walked three on the evening. Manager Bruce Bochy was noticeably agitated in the dugout as the 27-year-old southpaw's pitch count began to balloon in a 24-pitch eighth inning. Moore had thrown 120 total pitches by the end of that frame, but despite the high count, Bochy decided to trot him out for the ninth. He retired Kike Hernandez on a sinking liner to start the frame -- Denard Span made a spectacular sliding catch on that one -- then induced a ground out from Howie Kendrick. Corey Seager would break up the near no-no via a flare single to right with two outs in the frame. Ouch. He finished the game having thrown 133 pitches (88 strikes). Since coming over to the Giants at the trade deadline, Moore has pitched to a 3.41 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 29/20 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings (five starts). He will look to build off of Thursday's stellar outing in a home start against the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 10:31 pm
  • Stripling surrenders three in loss to Giants
    Ross Stripling failed to achieve a quality start in Thursday's loss to the Giants, allowing three runs on seven hits over five innings.

    Advice: Stripling was called up earlier this week due to a rash of injuries (Brett Anderson, Scott Kazmir) in the Dodgers' rotation. On Thursday, he struck out two and walked one. All three runs on his line scored in the fourth inning courtesy of an RBI single by Brandon Belt and a two-run home run by Joe Panik. A road start against the Rockies shows next on his schedule. He will carry a 4.13 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 55/24 K/BB ratio (76 1/3 frames) into that one. Yesterday, 10:20 pm
  • Robbie Ray struggles with control in loss
    Robbie Ray failed to provide length in Thursday's loss to the Braves, yielding two runs on six hits over five innings.

    Advice: Ray wasn't pummeled on Thursday, but it was an inefficient outing nonetheless. He walked four and struck out seven on the evening, throwing just 66 of his 108 pitches for strikes. It was a stark difference from his beautiful 13-strikeout, one-hit performance against the Padres last time out. This is the kind of inconsistency that makes Ray a maddening fantasy asset. For the season, he holds a 4.28 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 181/54 K/BB ratio across 145 innings. A road showdown with the Giants shows next on his schedule. Yesterday, 9:38 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. Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Tomlin hit hard again in loss to Rangers
    Josh Tomlin was knocked around again Thursday, allowing eight runs -- seven earned -- over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Once again, homers played a part, with the Rangers hitting a pair of three-run shots. Tomlin has now given up 34 homers in 24 starts, a brutal number that partly explains why he's lost five straight decisions to fall to 11-8. Tomlin owns a 4.70 ERA and 1.23 WHIP, and he'll attempt to snap the skid Tuesday against the Twins. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Collins thinks deGrom looks 'run down'
    The Mets are considering pushing back Jacob deGrom's next start.

    Advice: Manager Terry Collins said the right-hander looks "run down." DeGrom seems to have hit a wall over his last two starts, going 0-2 during that stretch with a miserable 12.10 ERA. If Steven Matz (shoulder) returns from the disabled list on Tuesday as expected, the Mets can probably push deGrom back a day. Including the playoffs, deGrom has logged 359 innings since the start of 2015. Yesterday, 1:40 pm
  • Orioles recall Logan Ondrusek from Norfolk
    Orioles recalled RHP Logan Ondrusek from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Baltimore needs a fresh bullpen arm after a messy game Wednesday night against the Nationals, and with Ubaldo Jimenez scheduled to start on Thursday. Ondrusek, 31, has allowed four earned runs in 5 1/3 innings this season at the major league level. Yesterday, 8:44 am
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  • Jacob deGrom gives up five runs in loss
    Jacob deGrom surrendered five runs and 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

    Advice: DeGrom has followed up a couple of awesome months with a pair of ugly starts the last six days. He gave up three homers tonight after allowing a total of 12 in 22 starts coming in. It doesn't seem like his stuff has fallen off suddenly, so let's assume he'll bounce back next time out when he faces the Marlins. Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Ross Stripling to start for Dodgers on Thurs.
    Ross Stripling will start against the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: The Dodgers had to place both Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) on the disabled list Tuesday, leaving them to scramble for warm rotational bodies. Stripling will fit that bill on Thursday. He has made 15 total appearances this season (11 starts) and owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 53/23 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings. Tuesday, 11:52 pm
  • Bradley surrenders three runs over five IP
    Archie Bradley allowed three runs on seven hits over five innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Braves.

    Advice: Bradley fanned seven and walked three on the evening. Two of the three runs on his line scored in the first inning courtesy of an RBI single by Nick Markakis and an RBI double by Tyler Flowers. The final run would come home on Matt Kemp's sacrifice fly in the fourth. For the season, the 24-year-old right-hander owns a rocky 5.06 ERA and 1.57 WHIP. A home start against the Reds shows next on his schedule. Tuesday, 10:36 pm
  • Dodgers recall Ross Stripling from AAA OKC
    Dodgers recalled RHP Ross Stripling from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: He figures to return to a starting role with Brett Anderson (blister) and Scott Kazmir (neck, back) both landing on the disabled list Tuesday night. Stripling owns a 4.04 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 53/23 K/BB ratio in 71 1/3 innings (11 starts, four relief appearances) this season with Los Angeles. Tuesday, 6:43 pm
  • Kershaw (back) to throw 60-pitch 'pen session
    Clayton Kershaw (back) is expected to throw a 60-pitch bullpen session Thursday or Friday.

    Advice: Kershaw made it through a 50-pitch bullpen session Tuesday in Los Angeles without experiencing any sort of abnormal discomfort in his back. He'll take the next few days off before trying a more intensive workout. Kershaw said Tuesday that he expects to rejoin the Dodgers after just one minor league rehab start, but it's not exactly clear when that start will happen. He's been on the disabled list since late June because of a herniated disc in his lower back. Tuesday, 4:29 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs ChC
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) ready for rehab outing
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) is set to begin a rehab assignment Thursday with High-A Lake Elsinore.

    Advice: Ross won't be allowed to go beyond 45 pitches in that outing. He landed on the disabled list the second week of April with a shoulder injury and then sprained his ankle while exercising in his hotel room on July 6. If everything goes smoothly from here, the right-hander could rejoin the Padres' rotation around mid-September. Tuesday, 4:05 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Steven Wright (shoulder) expected back Fri.
    Steven Wright (shoulder) threw a 60-pitch bullpen session Tuesday at Tropicana Field.

    Advice: "Obviously see how [Wednesday] goes, but today, to get through that, it’s big," he said after the workout. "It’s still a little achy, but when I get out on the mound it doesn’t really bother me. I think it’s just something from not throwing consistently like I have been." Wright has been cleared to return to the Red Sox rotation this Friday against the Royals. The knuckleballer holds an impressive 3.01 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 123/51 K/BB ratio in 146 2/3 innings this season with Boston. Tuesday, 3:56 pm
  • Kershaw (back) throws another 'pen session
    Clayton Kershaw (back) threw around 50 pitches in a bullpen session on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

    Advice: "I felt good again today," he told reporters after the workout, before adding that he's not sure what the next step will be. Kershaw has two successful bullpen sessions under his belt and could be ready to face live hitters in a batting practice or simulated setting. The ace left-hander has been sidelined since late June because a herniated disc in his lower back. Tuesday, 3:25 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs ChC
  • Mets hope Matz (shoulder) returns next week
    The hope is Steven Matz (shoulder) can return to the Mets' rotation next week.

    Advice: Matz landed on the disabled list August 22, retroactive to August 15, with a mild left shoulder strain. He'll miss his turn Thursday versus the Cardinals, but the Mets think he'll be ready to slot back in after that. The young southpaw holds a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 129/31 K/BB ratio through 132 1/3 innings this season for New York. Tuesday, 2:50 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 9-4 vs Phi
  • Wright (shoulder) on track to start Friday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) will start Friday against the Royals if all goes well in his bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: Wright threw off a mound on Sunday and said Monday that he's now pain-free. The knuckleballer hasn't pitched since his three-hit shutout against the Dodgers back on August 5. Clay Buchholz is expected to move back to the bullpen assuming Wright is cleared to return this weekend. Monday, 2:18 pm
  • Rockies place Oberg on 15-day DL
    Rockies placed RHP Scott Oberg on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 20, with axillary artery thrombosis.

    Advice: No word on the severity of the issue or his outlook moving forward, though it obviously could be unrealistic for him to make it back this season at this point. The Rockies should provide further information soon. Carlos Estevez has replaced him in the Rockies' bullpen. Monday, 1:33 pm
    60-Day DL
  • Mets place Steven Matz (shoulder) on the DL
    Mets placed LHP Steven Matz on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 15, with a mild left shoulder strain.

    Advice: Matz was scratched from his last turn in the rotation after experiencing shoulder tightness and an exam by team doctors this weekend revealed a mild strain. The hope is he'll be fine after a couple weeks of rest. Matz tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout ball in his last start August 14 against the Padres and boasts a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 129/31 K/BB ratio through 132 1/3 total innings this season. Monday, 12:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 9-4 vs Phi
  • Steven Matz headed to DL with shoulder injury
    Steven Matz (shoulder) is headed to the disabled list.

    Advice: Matz was diagnosed with a "mild" left shoulder strain after a visit with team doctors this weekend. The good news is there's no major structural damage and he should be fine after a couple weeks of rest. Matz hasn't pitched since August 14 -- last Sunday -- when he tossed 7 1/3 innings of one-hit, shutout ball versus the Padres. The disabled list stint can be made retroactive to August 15. Monday, 12:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 9-4 vs Phi
  • Matz diagnosed with a 'mild' shoulder strain
    Steven Matz has a "mild" shoulder strain, per Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

    Advice: Matz was scratched from his last turn in the Mets' rotation after experiencing shoulder discomfort and may now be looking at a disabled list stint, but the diagnosis comes as relatively good news. Heyman says there was no structural damage found in an exam by team doctors this weekend. Look for an official status update soon. Monday, 10:50 am
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 9-4 vs Phi
  • Urias blanks Reds over six victorious innings
    Julio Urias was on-point in Sunday's win over the Reds, firing six shutout frames while striking out six.

    Advice: Urias took the start in order to help spell the rotation a touch as we prepare to enter the 2016 stretch run. He performed admirably, scattering six hits without walking a batter. The 20-year-old southpaw threw 97 pitches (62 strikes) over his six innings of work. While he dropped his ERA down to 3.95 with Sunday's nice outing, his 1.53 WHIP is somewhat less desirable. Urias could make a few more spot starts before all is said and done, but the Dodgers are mostly planning on utilizing the young gentleman as a long reliever for the remainder of the campaign. Sunday, 1:45 pm
  • Kershaw (back) to throw another 'pen session
    Clayton Kershaw (back) will throw approximately 40 pitches in another bullpen session Tuesday.

    Advice: He got through a 22-pitch bullpen session Saturday with no issues in what was his first time throwing off a mound since going down with a herniated disc in his lower back nearly two months ago. It's unclear what the next step is after Tuesday's 'pen session, but Kershaw might be ready to face hitters after that. Sunday, 8:39 am
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs ChC
  • Ray whiffs 13, yields one run in seven frames
    Robbie Ray was dominant for seven innings, punching out 13 batters while allowing only one hit and one walk in a 2-1 victory over the Padres on Saturday.

    Advice: Could this be a breakout game for the young left-hander? He has been fanning batters at an elite rate all year but does not have the wins and ERA to match. He is a must-own in all leagues despite his 7-11 record and 4.31 ERA. The 24-year-old is poised for better things. He has 174 strikeouts and 50 walks in 140 innings. Saturday, 9:19 pm
  • Tomlin rocked for six runs by Blue Jays
    Josh Tomlin allowed six runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday.

    Advice: Tomlin served up three homers among the nine hits, as he's now given up at least one homer in 21 of 23 starts this year. That was alright when he was winning, but the right-hander has now lost four straight to fall to 11-7 with a 4.39 ERA. He's never missed a lot of bats, so some regression was always in the cards. He'll try to stop the bleeding Thursday against the Rangers. Saturday, 8:46 pm
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder) looks 'ready'
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) threw a live batting practice on Saturday.

    Advice: Teammate Adam Rosales said Ross "looked ready" and called him "the toughest pitcher [he's] faced all year." Ross used his full repertoire during the 40-pitch session. His fastball topped out at 94 mph. It's unclear if Ross will throw another live session or advance immediately to a rehab assignment. Regardless, it looks like he'll be back in the Padres' rotation at some point next month. Shoulder inflammation and a sprained ankle have sidelined Ross since April. Saturday, 7:03 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Wright will throw off a mound on Sunday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) will throw off a mound on Sunday.

    Advice: He'll do the same thing on Tuesday and if all goes well, he'll be ready to return to the starting rotation. Wright injured his shoulder after pinch-running for David Ortiz in a game earlier this month. Clay Buchholz will move back to the pen when Wright is healthy. Saturday, 6:43 pm
  • Davis (forearm) to face live hitting next week
    Wade Davis (forearm) is expected to throw live batting practice at the team's spring training facility in Arizona early next week.

    Advice: There was concern Davis might be done for the year after going on the disabled list with a right flexor strain but those fears have quickly evaporated. Davis is making steady progress in his recovery and could be close to beginning a rehab assignment. Kelvin Herrera has handled save chances during his absence. Saturday, 5:37 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Matt Moore drops to 0-3 with Giants
    Matt Moore fell flat in Saturday's loss to the Mets, allowing three runs on five hits over five innings of work.

    Advice: He registered three strikeouts and also issued three walks. Yoenis Cespedes feasted off Moore with an RBI double in the first inning and a solo blast in the third. Moore is now winless with a 4.70 ERA in four starts for the Giants. He'll aim for his first W Thursday against the Dodgers. Saturday, 5:31 pm
  • Clayton Kershaw says he feels '100 percent'
    Clayton Kershaw (back) said he felt "100 percent" during Saturday's bullpen session.

    Advice: Kershaw has missed almost two months with a herniated disc in his lower back but has begun to make big strides in his progress. With the way he's progressing, it would be an upset if he isn't back in the Dodgers' rotation early next month. The Dodgers could sure use him with Hyun-Jin Ryu (elbow) and Brandon McCarthy (hip) on the shelf. Saturday, 2:08 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs ChC
  • Cole Hamels strikes out 10 in win over Rays
    Cole Hamels was brilliant in Saturday's victory over the Rays, piling up 10 strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: The star southpaw scattered just three hits and a pair of walks on the night. He carried a bid for a shutout into the eighth inning until Steven Souza uncorked a solo homer. Hamels has been terrific atop the Rangers rotation, compiling a 13-4 record, 2.80 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 159/61 K/BB ratio over 160 2/3 innings. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Reds in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Friday, 7:22 pm
  • Julio Urias to start against Reds Sunday
    Julio Urias will start on Sunday versus the Reds.

    Advice: The Dodgers wanted to give other members of their rotation a little extra rest. Urias holds a 4.41 ERA and 56/23 K/BB ratio over 12 appearances -- 10 starts -- for the Dodgers this season. He'll be fairly limited from a pitch count perspective but isn't a bad streaming option. Friday, 2:32 pm
  • Steven Wright (shoulder) unlikely for Tuesday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) will not rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Tuesday as initially hoped.

    Advice: Wright continues to feel better, but the decision has been made to have him throw another flat ground session this weekend rather than a bullpen session. It appears that Clay Buchholz will get another start in his place. Friday, 1:57 pm
  • Kershaw: 'Good plan' in place to return
    Clayton Kershaw (back) said Friday that the Dodgers have a "good plan" in place that has him returning before the end of the regular season.

    Advice: Kershaw declined to reveal any particulars of the plan. He's throwing a bullpen session Saturday after getting through a handful of flat ground sessions with no issues. Obviously, he still has some hurdles to clear before he rejoins the Dodgers' rotation. Friday, 1:35 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs ChC
  • Ross Stripling optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned RHP Ross Stripling to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Stripling fared pretty well in his three recent starts with the Dodgers, but they don't need him now with Bud Norris (back) back from the disabled list. He'll return next month. Friday, 1:29 pm
  • Wright (shoulder) to throw off mound Sunday
    Steven Wright (shoulder) is slated to throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

    Advice: He played catch again Thursday with no issues. Assuming Wright gets through his bullpen session Sunday without any problems, he'll rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Tuesday in Tampa Bay. "Even over the past couple days he’s commented about further improvement, the way he’s feeling, so we’re still targeting Tuesday (as his next start)," manager John Farrell said. Friday, 5:52 am
  • Steven Matz (shoulder) scratched for Friday
    Steven Matz (shoulder) has been scratched from his scheduled Friday start against the Giants.

    Advice: Seth Lugo will start in Matz's place. It is not yet known the extent of Matz's shoulder injury. In his last start, he carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning against the Padres. The Mets should provide further information as to the extent of his current shoulder ailment on Friday. Thursday, 11:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    Top 8, 9-4 vs Phi
  • Bradley knocked for five runs in no-decision
    Archie Bradley had a rough go of it in Thursday's no-decision against the Padres, yielding five runs (four runs) on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Bradley has now failed to make it to the sixth inning in three of his last four starts. On Thursday, he allowed one run in the first on an RBI groundout by Yangervis Solarte, but it was the third inning which truly set him back. The 24-year-old right-hander allowed three runs on a pair of RBI singles, with Jean Segura making a fielding error to score the unearned run on Bradley's line. It has been that kind of year for Bradley, who will carry a 5.04 ERA and 1.55 WHIP into a home start against the Braves next time out. Thursday, 11:13 pm
  • Giants rock deGrom for eight runs in 5 IP
    Jacob deGrom was shelled in Thursday's 10-7 loss to the Giants, surrendering eight runs on 13 hits over five innings.

    Advice: After tossing three scoreless frames, deGrom ran into trouble and then some. He coughed up five runs in the fourth inning and another three in the fifth before his evening was mercifully ended. The start bumped his ERA from 2.30 to a still-respectable 2.73 mark. DeGrom also holds a 1.11 WHIP and 134/30 K/BB ratio across 22 starts. Thursday's result wasn't particularly appealing, but sometimes you just don't have it. He will try to rebound in a road date with the Cardinals next time he toes the rubber. Thursday, 10:51 pm
  • Stripling allows three runs over five vs. PHI
    Ross Stripling gave up three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Thursday against the Phillies.

    Advice: It was a decent start for the right-hander, and he left in line for his fourth win before the bullpen gave away the lead. He did manage to lower his ERA slightly to 4.04. With the rash of injuries to starters, Stripling has been pressed into duty, and he should remain in the rotation for the near future. The 26-year-old's next start will come Tuesday against the Giants. Thursday, 8:46 pm
  • Julio Urias could make a spot start Sunday
    Julio Urias could start Sunday's game against the Reds.

    Advice: This would give Kenta Maeda and Scott Kazmir an extra days rest. Rich Hill (blister) is close to coming back so it could be one and done for Urias in the starting rotation. Urias is 2-2 with a 4.37 ERA in 10 starts for the Dodgers this year. Thursday, 3:43 pm
  • Kershaw to throw bullpen session on Saturday
    Clayton Kershaw (back) will throw on flat ground Friday before completing a bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: Kershaw accompanied the Dodgers to Cincinnati and appears to be making steady progress in his recovery from a herniated disc. It won't be long until Kershaw starts facing live hitters. If he doesn't hit any snags, the three-time Cy Young winner could be back in the Dodgers' rotation early next month. Thursday, 3:00 pm
    60-Day DL
    7:10 pm vs ChC
  • Tomlin (family emergency) to return Saturday
    Josh Tomllin (family emergency) will make his scheduled start Saturday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Tomlin left the team Wednesday to deal with a family medical emergency back home in Texas but he'll return to the team Friday and will take the mound a day later. The 31-year-old got off to a booming start this year but has faded quickly in the second half with a 5.84 ERA in six starts since the All-Star break. Thursday, 1:49 pm
  • McFarland (knee) to next pitch on Thursday
    T.J. McFarland (knee) will pitch on Thursday as he continues his rehab assignment with High-A Frederick.

    Advice: McFarland has been sidelined by left knee tendinitis for over a month. He continues to move along in his recovery and could return to the major league mound before the start of September. Wednesday, 3:09 pm
  • Indians place Josh Tomlin on emergency leave
    Indians placed RHP Josh Tomlin on the family medical emergency list.

    Advice: Tomlin is returning to his home in Tyler, Texas, to deal with a personal matter. He will be allowed to spend up to five days away from the team. With Danny Salazar not set for activation from the disabled list until Thursday, the Tribe will be working with a 24-man roster for a day. Wednesday, 3:03 pm
  • Wade Davis (forearm) throws 'pen session
    Wade Davis (forearm) threw a successful 25-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: Davis will go through a similar workout on Thursday and should then advance to facing live hitters. He's been out since July 27 because of a right flexor strain, with Kelvin Herrera filling in at closer for KC. Tuesday, 2:18 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) throws live BP
    Tyson Ross (shoulder, ankle) threw 30 pitches of live batting practice on Tuesday.

    Advice: A nice step in the right direction for Ross, who has been out since April 9 because of a shoulder issue. He then tweaked his ankle while exercising in his hotel room on July 6, though that injury has already healed. It's all about building up arm strength now. Ross could make some starts for San Diego in September. Tuesday, 1:17 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Cards recall RHP Sam Tuivailala from AAA
    Cardinals recalled RHP Sam Tuivailala from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Seth Maness (elbow) on the active roster. Tuivailala, 23, has made four appearances in the majors this season and owns a 5.44 ERA, 17 saves, and 66/19 K/BB ratio over 43 innings in Triple-A. Tuesday, 8:29 am
    Not Active
    Top 5, 2-1 vs Oak
  • Matt Moore gives up five runs in loss
    Matt Moore surrendered five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Moore was solid in his first two starts for the Giants, though he was often pitching around walks. He wasn't as successful tonight, giving up as many hits (six) as he did in the first two outings combined and walking three more batters. He's walked 14 in 18 innings for the Giants after totaling 40 in 130 innings for the Rays. He needs to solve those control problems quickly. Monday, 11:25 pm
  • Robbie Ray picks up win over Mets
    Robbie Ray yielded two runs -- one earned -- in five innings Monday in a win over the Mets.

    Advice: Ray allowed eight hits, walked two and threw 107 pitches to get his 15 outs, so it wasn't exactly a stellar outing. Even with his 161 strikeouts in 133 innings for the season, he's been quite a disappointment. He's 6-11 with a 4.47 ERA. Monday, 11:06 pm
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