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  • Peacock leaves with undisclosed injury Friday
    Brad Peacock left Friday's start against the Indians with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Peacock had been pretty good, holding the Indians to one run on two hits over five innings, before leaving with assistant athletic trainer Rex Jones before the bottom of the sixth inning. Peacock had thrown only 62 pitches before exiting. The Astros should provide an update shortly.
    50 minutes ago
  • Bochy: Moving Posey to 1B not being discussed
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said moving Buster Posey to first base isn't being discussed right now.

    Advice: "Right now, no," Bochy said. "Down the road, sure, that's something we will talk about. It could lighten the load on Buster. Whether at some point down the road he will get out from behind the plate, I can't answer that. Right now it's not discussed." Posey has been bothered by a hip issue recently, and catching certainly isn't helping the matter. Still, having a catcher with Posey's bat is incredibly valuable, and the Giants appear ready to leave him there for the time being. Bochy did say that if and when Posey does move it will be to first and not to third base, as some have wondered. But for now, neither move is on the horizon.
    Today, 3:27 pm
  • Arrieta bests former team, lowers ERA to 2.53
    Jake Arrieta held his former team to one run across seven innings in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: He retired the first 13 batters of the game and wound up striking out five while permitting just four hits and one walk. The lone blemish on Arrieta's record was a solo shot in the seventh inning from Nelson Cruz that just barely left the yard. He's allowed just three runs over his last three starts to lower his ERA to 2.53. Arrieta will try to keep it going next week in Cincinnati.
    Today, 2:45 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Gausman whiffs seven but only goes five
    Kevin Gausman struck out seven but allowed three runs over five frames in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Gausman was cruising along in the first three innings, allowing just two baserunners. He hit a rough patch in the fourth, though, yielding three hits (including a home run). He then served up a solo shot to Javier Baez in the fifth and was pulled after needing 101 pitches to cover five innings. Gausman will try to bounce back next week versus the Rays.
    Today, 2:36 pm
    L, 4-1 ^ @ChC
  • David Holmberg optioned to Triple-A
    Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Holmberg was rocked for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings in a spot start versus the Braves on Thursday. Daniel Corcino has replaced him on the roster.
    Today, 12:54 pm
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    Top 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Joakim Soria (oblique) nearing return
    Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski said in an interview on SiriusXM Friday that Joakim Soria (oblique) is "very close" to returning.

    Advice: Soria has apparently made rapid progress in his recovery from a left oblique strain, as it's normally an injury that takes much longer than a minimum stay on the disabled list. "He can be activated on Monday," Dombrowski said. "I'm not sure he'll be activated right then, but he's very close."
    Today, 12:40 pm
    Disabled List
  • Aroldis Chapman returned to action on Thursday August 21.
    Today, 12:33 pm
  • Grant Green set to begin rehab assignment
    Grant Green (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.

    Advice: Green has been sidelined since July 23 with a lumbar sprain. He could be ready to rejoin the Angels sometime next week, but with Gordon Beckham on board there might not be a role for him.
    Today, 11:04 am
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • George Kontos optioned to Triple-A
    Giants optioned RHP George Kontos to Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: He was up as the 26th man during Thursday's abbreviated doubleheader but didn't make an appearance. Kontos will return when rosters expand.
    Today, 7:34 am
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  • Eaton (oblique) could be activated on Tuesday
    Adam Eaton (oblique) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Tuesday.

    Advice: Eaton will begin what's expected to be a short rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte this weekend. The speedy outfielder is eligible to return on Sunday and it sounds like he'll be back shortly after that. Eaton was red-hot before straining his right oblique, batting .435/.489/.518 over his last 22 games.
    Today, 6:41 am
    Disabled List
    Top 7, 3-3 x @NYY
  • Charlie Leesman released by White Sox
    White Sox released LHP Charlie Leesman.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment, but the White Sox just decided to cut him loose. Leesman owns a 4.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 66/32 K/BB ratio over 68 innings at Triple-A Charlotte this season. With just a couple weeks left in the minor league season, he might opt to just wait until the offseason to sign somewhere.
    Today, 5:29 am
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  • RP Jansen turns out the lights vs. Padres
    Kenley Jansen slammed the door on the Padres on Thursday, working around a one-out walk to preserve a one-run victory.

    Advice: The right-hander walked Jedd Gyorko but punched out two Padres to escape the inning without much ancillary drama. Jansen's ERA sat at 4.55 on June 20, but he's given up a run in only two of 22 outings since then. Because of that, his ERA is down to 2.92. In addition, he boasts an outstanding 1.17 WHIP and 83/15 K/BB ratio over 52-plus innings.
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Kershaw K's 10 over 8 IP in victory over SDP
    Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn his 15th win of the year as the Dodgers topped the Padres 2-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: San Diego nickel-and-dimed Kershaw for a run in the seventh, culminating in Rene Rivera singling home Abraham Almonte, but was otherwise helpless against the best pitcher in the world. Kershaw was originally scheduled to start tomorrow in the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow some rest, and the Dodgers took advantage of Monday's off day to keep Kershaw on regular rest. Kershaw "struggled" to the tune of a 4.08 ERA in May. He allowed one run in a start in March, missed April, had a 0.82 ERA in June, a 1.07 ERA in July, and owns a 2.25 ERA so far in August. Overall, he's 15-3 with a 1.82 ERA, numbers he takes into a date in Arizona on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Bumgarner fans 12 over seven frames in a win
    Madison Bumgarner picked up his 14th win, allowing three runs in seven innings of work as the Giants topped the Cubs by a 5-3 margin on Thursday.

    Advice: Bumgarner made all of his mistakes in the first inning, giving up a two-run home run to Justin Ruggiano followed immediately by a solo home run to Welington Castillo. From there, Bumgarner tossed six consecutive shutout frames. The lefty punched out a season-high 12 batters while allowing seven hits and a walk on the evening. He has a 3.17 ERA and a 179/38 K/BB ratio. Bumgarner will face the Rockies at home when he makes his next start on Tuesday.
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Casilla punches out a pair, grabs 11th save
    Santiago Casilla recorded a pair of strikeouts en route to recording his 11th save in Thursday's win against the Giants.

    Advice: Casilla entered with a two-run lead and was able to work around a two-out single to end the contest. The right-hander is now 11-for-14 in save chances with a 1.59 ERA and a 38/13 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings.
    Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Posey homers, doubles twice as Giants win
    Buster Posey finished 4-for-4 with a walk, a pair of doubles, and a solo home run in Thursday's win over the Cubs.

    Advice: Posey homered in the fifth inning off of Travis Wood, breaking a 3-3 tie. It's the fifth time in his career he reached base five times in a game, with the most recent occurring on July 8 last season in a 16-inning loss. Posey owns a .282/.342/.435 slash line along with 14 home runs and 59 RBI on the season.
    Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Holmberg's third inning dooms him in a loss
    David Holmberg failed to make it out of the third inning in a loss against the Braves on Thursday, surrendering six runs in total.

    Advice: Holmberg was making his third career major league start and second of the season. None of them have gone well. Against the Braves, the left-hander yielded five hits while walking four and striking out two. Five of the runs scored in a nightmarish third inning in which Holmberg had to be relieved by Pedro Villarreal. In 5 1/3 innings this season, Holmberg has allowed 11 runs with a 3/7 K/BB ratio.
    Yesterday, 7:45 pm
    Not Active
    Top 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Holmberg promoted to make Thursday's start
    Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Holmberg will start on Thursday versus the Braves. The 23-year-old left-hander -- acquired over the winter in the three-team swap that shipped Ryan Hanigan to the Rays -- has struggled to the tune of a 4.64 ERA over 17 starts at the Triple-A level this year. He should only get run tonight in All-Holmberg fantasy formats.
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    Not Active
    Top 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Posey (hip) back in Giants' lineup Thursday
    Buster Posey (hip) will be back in the Giants' starting lineup on Thursday against the Cubs.

    Advice: The Giants first have to finish out a suspended game and then will play a full nine innings after that. Posey, who sat out Wednesday after experiencing some discomfort in his left hip, is expected to participate in both.
    Yesterday, 12:05 pm
  • Giants recall George Kontos from Triple-A
    Giants recalled RHP George Kontos from Triple-A Fresno.

    Advice: Kontos will serve as the Giants' 26th man for their second game Thursday at Wrigley Field. The 29-year-old right-hander has a cool 3.00 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 21 innings this year in the majors.
    Yesterday, 11:29 am
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  • Kershaw's next start bumped up to Thursday
    Clayton Kershaw's next start has been moved to Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: Kershaw was originally slated to go Friday for the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow a little rest. Kershaw will be on regular rest for the start, so there should be no concern about his effectiveness.
    Wednesday, 4:32 pm
  • Buster Posey out Wednesday with hip tightness
    Buster Posey is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Cubs after his left hip flared up.

    Advice: The issue affected his at-bats on Tuesday, so he has been getting treatment all day Wednesday. He's available off the bench and the hope is that he'll be ready to go Thursday. Consider him day-to-day.
    Wednesday, 3:34 pm
  • Eaton (oblique) takes BP on Wednesday
    Adam Eaton (oblique) took batting practice Wednesday.

    Advice: The next step figures to be a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Charlotte. If all goes well, he should rejoin the White Sox for the start of their homestand next week.
    Wednesday, 3:27 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 7, 3-3 x @NYY
  • Chapman (shoulder) available on Wednesday
    Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) expects to be available out of the Reds' bullpen on Wednesday.

    Advice: Chapman walked all four batters he faced on Sunday and has been sidelined in the days since because of an achy shoulder. But the hard-throwing left-hander threw a side session on Wednesday afternoon and reported no issues. The struggling Cincinnati bullpen needs its best weapon on Wednesday night in St. Louis.
    Wednesday, 2:54 pm
  • Green (back) to begin rehab games soon
    Grant Green (back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment by the end of this week.

    Advice: Green has begun to ramp up the intensity of his workouts and is on track to return to the Angels next week. He has been sidelined since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Wednesday, 2:48 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • Posey not in Giants' lineup on Wednesday
    Buster Posey is not in the Giants' starting lineup Wednesday night at Wrigley Field.

    Advice: It's just a day of rest. Andrew Susac is catching Jake Peavy and Travis Ishikawa is at first base.
    Wednesday, 1:44 pm
  • Chapman was out Monday with achy shoulder
    Reds manager Bryan Price said after Monday's game that Aroldis Chapman was unavailable Monday due to an achy shoulder.

    Advice: Chapman threw 28 pitches and walked all four batters he faced on Sunday, so it's not surprising Price wanted to stay away from him. Word of an "achy" shoulder is a bit concerning, but Price believes it's a day-to-day situation and hasn't ruled him out for Tuesday. "He's just a little achy and it just doesn't make sense at all for us to keep running him out there," said Price. "He was a little achy [Sunday]. I didn't want to say anything but he was. By the time we knew there might be an issue, the damage was done yesterday."
    Tuesday, 7:20 am
  • Grant Green not expected back this week
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Monday that Grant Green (back) returning before the end of the week is "probably a long shot."

    Advice: Green ran the bases recently at extended spring training and is nearing a rehab assignment. However, it sounds like he won't be activated until at least next week. The 26-year-old has been out since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Monday, 6:10 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • David Holmberg expected to start Thursday
    David Holmberg is expected to be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Dylan Axelrod was sent down after Sunday's outing, so the Reds need another rotation arm. They haven't officially said it will be Holmberg, but they tipped their hand when the lefty was scratched from his scheduled outing Monday for Triple-A Louisville. Holmberg was rocked in a spot start earlier this season and has an ordinary 4.64 ERA at Triple-A, so fantasy owners can steer clear.
    Monday, 4:36 pm
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    Top 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Adam Eaton (oblique) takes dry swings
    Adam Eaton (oblique) took some dry swings left-handed on Monday.

    Advice: He still needs to take swings from the right side, but Eaton feels good about his chances of being activated from the disabled list on August 24 when first eligible. The young outfielder was batting .435/.489/.518 over his previous 22 games prior to the injury.
    Monday, 3:20 pm
    Disabled List
    Top 7, 3-3 x @NYY
  • Cubs have no plan to shut down Jake Arrieta
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Monday that the club has no plans to shut down Jake Arrieta.

    Advice: The out-of-contention Cubs have some young starters who need work like Dan Straily, Felix Doubront, and Jacob Turner, but those opportunities won't come at the expense of Arrieta, who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Arrieta threw seven shutout frames Sunday against the Mets and boasts a 2.61 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 122/31 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 total innings this year. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
    Monday, 10:52 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Chapman walks all four batters as Reds lose
    Aroldis Chapman walked each of the four batters he faced in the ninth inning, which eventually allowed the Rockies to walk off winners in the first game of Sunday's double-header.

    Advice: Chapman threw 28 pitches, but only 12 were strikes. The Reds' trainer came out to check on Chapman during the ordeal, but the lefty appeared to be okay. It's certainly uncharacteristic of Chapman to be that spotty with his command. Following the outing, Chapman has a 2.82 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a 74/18 K/BB ratio with 26 saves in 28 chances.
    Sunday, 5:38 pm
  • Casilla has 1-2-3 ninth to grab his 10th save
    Santiago Casilla retired the Phillies in 1-2-3 fashion in the ninth inning for his 10th save of the season as the Giants enjoyed a win on Sunday.

    Advice: The Giants added two insurance runs in the bottom of the eighth, so Casilla had plenty of breathing room. But the Phillies didn't mount any kind of a threat, as Casilla struck out Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley consecutively to end the contest. The right-hander had allowed a run in each of his last three appearances, but is still having a fantastic season. He's 10-for-13 in save chances with a 1.62 ERA, a 0.90 WHIP, and a 36/13 K/BB ratio.
    Sunday, 4:05 pm
  • Kevin Gausman holds Indians in check
    Kevin Gausman spun six innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Indians.

    Advice: Gausman was wild with four walks, but he gave up just two hits while also recording a pair of strikeouts. The young right-hander boasts a 3.23 ERA over his last five starts and it appears that he'll remain in the rotation for a while even with Miguel Gonzalez returning this week. He'll take on the Cubs at Wrigley next weekend.
    Sunday, 1:48 pm
    L, 4-1 ^ @ChC
  • Arrieta dominates as Cubs take down Mets
    Jake Arrieta fired seven shutout innings Sunday as the Cubs beat the Mets 2-1 at Citi Field.

    Advice: Arrieta was left with a no-decision because Cubs reliever Pedro Strop allowed a game-tying run in the bottom of the eighth. Starlin Castro then stole the lead back with a solo home run in the top of the ninth. Arrieta was fantastic, yielding only two hits and two walks over his seven frames. He struck out nine. The dominant right-hander will face his former team -- the Orioles -- on Friday at Wrigley Field.
    Sunday, 1:22 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Clayton Kershaw strikes out 11 in loss
    Clayton Kershaw took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs and striking out 11 in nine innings against the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: Kershaw gave up two homers for the first time since last Sept. 8, but he was his typical, dominant self otherwise, allowing just three other hits and walking none in the 97-pitch outing. The loss was his first since May 28. Outside of that one disastrous start against the Diamondbacks on May 17 (7 ER in 1 2/3 IP), he still hasn't allowed more than three runs in an outing this season.
    Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • White Sox designate Leesman for assignment
    White Sox designated LHP Charlie Leesman for assignment.

    Advice: The move was made to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Avisail Garcia who returned from the disabled list on Saturday. The 27-year-old southpaw owns a 4.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 66/32 K/BB ratio over 68 innings at Triple-A Charlotte this season.
    Saturday, 12:33 pm
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  • Madison Bumgarner holds down Phillies
    Madison Bumgarner was denied a win after limiting the Phillies to one run and four hits in seven innings Friday.

    Advice: It was 3-1 when Cole Hamels and Bumgarner finished up their evenings in the seventh, but Jeremy Affeldt gave up a two-run homer right away in the top of the eighth, letting Hamels off the hook. Bumgarner is 3-2 with a 2.14 ERA and a 39/5 K/BB ratio in 42 innings over six starts since the All-Star break.
    Friday, 11:01 pm
  • Aroldis Chapman loses strikeout streak
    Aroldis Chapman picked up his 26th save with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Rockies, but his record streak of 49 straight relief appearances with a strikeout came to an end.

    Advice: Michael McKenry ruined things, lining into a game-ending double play before Chapman could get his strikeout. It's the first time since last Aug. 19 that Chapman has gone an appearance without a strikeout. He currently has 74 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings this year.
    Friday, 9:25 pm
  • Kenley Jansen gets four-out save
    Kenley Jansen got a four-out save against the Braves on Thursday, with all of his outs coming via the K.

    Advice: Jansen's velocity was down in this one and he gave up three hits, but he got the job done in the end. His velocity has fluctuated quite a bit this year anyway, so we wouldn't worry overly much.
    Thursday, 1:09 pm
  • Green (back) on track for rehab next week
    Grant Green (back) could start a rehab assignment next week.

    Advice: Green has been doing everything but taking live batting practice, something he could do in Arizona over the next few days. That would be the last hurdle before a rehab assignment. Green has been out since July 23 with a lumbar sprain.
    Wednesday, 4:46 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm x @Oak
  • Jake Arrieta open to contract extension
    Jake Arrieta said Tuesday that he's open to a contract extension with the Cubs.

    Advice: ``I don't think I'm a guy that's going to ask for an astronomical amount of money,'' Arrieta said. ``But I think if there's a fair deal to be reached, I'm in 100 percent. I like pretty much everything about Chicago and the team that's in place now, with the guys that are coming up. It's hard not to want to stay here.'' Arrieta is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is due for a healthy raise given that he's in the midst of a breakout season. There's been no indication to this point that the two sides have discussed an extension, but a front office as shrewd as the Cubs' will no doubt consider it if they think it will save them some money in the long run.
    Wednesday, 6:52 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Jansen slams door on the Braves in 33rd save
    Kenley Jansen made short work of the Braves in the ninth inning, getting his 33rd save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning in the Dodgers' win on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jansen has turned the corner after seeing his ERA rise up to 4.55 after a poor outing on June 20. Since then, he has allowed a run in only one of 19 outings. The right-hander punched out the last two Braves he saw on Tuesday, raising his K/BB ratio to 77/13 on the season. He also has a 2.94 ERA and has gotten the save in 33 of 37 opportunities.
    Tuesday, 7:16 pm
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