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  • Tomlin (shoulder) close to rehab assignment
    Indians manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Josh Tomlin (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon."

    Advice: Tomlin has been throwing off a mound at the Tribe's spring training complex. Working his way back from surgery on his right AC join, Tomlin is hoping to be an option for the Indians at some point in the second half.
    Today, 6:18 am
    15-Day DL
  • Ronald Belisario elects free agency
    Ronald Belisario has elected free agency.

    Advice: Belisario was booted from the Rays' 40-man roster last week after posting a 7.88 ERA over six appearances. He'll be able to find a gig elsewhere, but it will likely be a minor league deal.
    Today, 5:34 am
    Not Active
  • Hector Santiago goes seven scoreless in win
    Hector Santiago blanked the Rangers for seven innings, allowing just three hits, as the Angels rolled to a 13-0 win on Saturday.

    Advice: It was an easy win for Santiago, but it's still impressive that he was able to thrive despite some long waits. He's allowed a total of two runs in his last three starts, and his ERA is all of the way down to 2.40. It might well earn him a spot on the All-Star team.
    Yesterday, 10:23 pm
  • Wood surrenders four runs in win over PHI
    Alex Wood danced around trouble to allow four runs on 10 hits over six innings in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

    Advice: Wood struck out four and walked two in the contest. While he didn't pitch great, opposing starter Kevin Correia was worse and Wood was the beneficiary of nine runs scored by the Brave offense. The 24-year-old southpaw is the owner of a 3.34 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. He'll face off with the Rockies in Denver next time he takes the ball.
    Yesterday, 7:25 pm
    10:35 am vs Phi
  • Correia crushed for nine runs in 3 1/3 IP
    Kevin Correia was hit early and often in Saturday's loss to the Braves, yielding nine runs on 10 hits over 3 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Correia found himself in trouble almost immediately, starting the game in single-double-walk fashion. Four runs would come in to score on a pair of RBI singles and an RBI fielder's choice before the inning ended, and the Braves would put up another four-run frame in the fourth to end his evening. He entered the game holding a 3.60 ERA and 1.65 WHIP over his first four starts with the Phillies, but following Saturday's debacle, he's now allowed five or more runs in three of his five starts.
    Yesterday, 7:24 pm
  • D-backs option Matt Stites to Triple-A Reno
    Diamondbacks optioned RHP Matt Stites to Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Stites' stint with Arizona was short and sweet. He allowed one hit over two scoreless outings, throwing a combined 18 pitches in 1 1/3 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander missed the first two months of the season with a strained right flexor tendon. He'll be back with Arizona as soon as a roster spot opens up.
    Yesterday, 4:34 pm
    Not Active
    1:10 pm vs Col
  • Cubs designate Gonzalez Germen for assignment
    Cubs designated RHP Gonzalez Germen for assignment.

    Advice: Germen posted a 3.78 ERA in 24 relief outings for Triple-A Iowa and also had a brief stint with the Cubs in April. The 27-year-old has now been designated for assignment four times since December.
    Yesterday, 3:57 pm
    Not Active
    11:20 am vs Mia
  • John Axford reinstated from emergency list
    Rockies activated RHP John Axford from the 7-day family emergency list.

    Advice: Axford should immediately resume his role as closer. This year he's converted 13-of-14 save chances while posting a respectable 2.42 ERA. The Rockies sent Justin Miller to Triple-A Albuquerque to open up a roster spot.
    Yesterday, 3:36 pm
  • Betances blows save, gets win Saturday
    Dellin Betances blew a save Saturday against the Rays, but the Yankees eventually walked off with a 3-2 victory.

    Advice: Asked to get a four-out save, Betances retired Evan Longoria to end the top of the eighth inning, but he allowed a single to James Loney to begin the ninth before Steven Souza took him deep for a game-tying two-run homer. It was his first home run allowed since last August 13. The Yankees went on to win 3-2 in the bottom of the ninth after Brad Boxberger couldn't handle a sacrifice bunt, so Betances actually ended up with the victory. This was his second blown save in nine chances this season.
    Yesterday, 1:07 pm
  • Roark allows two runs in relief Saturday
    Tanner Roark allowed two runs over 4 1/3 innings of relief Saturday against the Giants.

    Advice: Roark entered the game in the fourth inning after Stephen Strasburg left with an apparent side injury. He pitched well under the circumstances, allowing four hits while walking none and striking out three. The Nationals stretched him out to 61 pitches, so he's an obvious alternative for the rotation if Strasburg needs a stint on the DL. It's also possible that Joe Ross could be called back up from the minors. It's nice to have quality options.
    Yesterday, 11:38 am
  • Mariners recall Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled RHP Mayckol Guaipe from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The 24-year-old hurler has appeared in just one game for the Mariners this season, striking out a pair in 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief. He'll function in middle or long relief during his time with the M's.
    Yesterday, 9:50 am
  • Andrew Miller throws successful bullpen
    Andrew Miller (forearm) threw 30 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: The left-hander indicated afterwards that he would like to go out on a minor league rehab assignment, to simulate as close to MLB game speed as possible, before rejoining the bullpen. It's unclear if he'll step right back into the closer's role upon his return, or wind up in some sort of timeshare with Dellin Betances.
    Yesterday, 8:32 am
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am vs TB
  • Red Sox recall Steven Wright from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: The 30-year-old knuckleballer owns a 4.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He'll function in long relief.
    Yesterday, 8:13 am
  • Mariners option Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Tacoma
    Mariners optioned LHP Vidal Nuno to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The 27-year-old left-hander pitched very well out of the Mariners bullpen, registering a 2.53 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 10/1 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings. It's unclear exactly why he's being sent out though, unless they prefer to stretch him back out as a starter at Triple-A.
    Yesterday, 6:16 am
    Player Note
    Vidal Nuño Sea - SP,RP
    Not Active
    1:05 pm @Oak
  • Rays purchase contract of Everett Teaford
    Rays purchased the contract of LHP Everett Teaford from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The 31-year-old will provide depth to the Rays bullpen with his ability to work multiple innings. In 13 starts at Triple-A Durham he has registered a 5.56 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 46/18 K/BB ratio across 68 frames.
    Yesterday, 6:05 am
  • Betances records four outs for his 7th save
    Dellin Betances recorded four outs to snag his seventh save as the Yankees wrapped up a 3-1 win against the Angels on Wednesday.

    Advice: Betances came in to get the final out of the eighth inning after Mike Trout had homered off of Justin Wilson. He got Albert Pujols to ground out. The ninth inning was troublesome, as Betances walked Erick Aybar to start off the frame. Aybar then stole second. With two outs, Betances issued another walk to Chris Iannetta to put the tying run on base. He bounced back to strike out C.J. Cron to end the contest. Since taking over for the injured Andrew Miller, Betances is 6-for-6 in save chances and overall sports a 1.13 ERA with a 64/18 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.
    Wednesday, 7:50 pm
  • Andrew Miller (forearm) throws 20 pitches
    Andrew Miller (forearm) threw 20 pitches off a mound Wednesday without issue.

    Advice: Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said after the workout that there is a possibility Miller returns before the All-Star break. Miller has been out since June 10 with a strained left forearm and Dellin Betances has been perfect so far in four fill-in save opportunities. There's not a clear picture of how this will all shake out.
    Wednesday, 1:22 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:05 am vs TB
  • Ronald Belisario designated for assignment
    Rays designated RHP Ronald Belisario for assignment.

    Advice: Belisario posted a 7.88 ERA over six appearances for the big club. He'll likely clear waivers but will have the chance to declare free agency if he wants.
    Tuesday, 7:08 pm
    Not Active
  • Axford placed on family emergency list
    Rockies placed RHP John Axford on the 7-day family emergency list.

    Advice: Manager Walt Weiss said that the reliever "just has things to take care of at home." He did note that Axford's son, Jameson, who was bitten by a rattlesnake during spring training, is fine. It's not clear how long Axford will be away. LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Oberg and Tommy Kahnle could be in the mix for saves in Axford's absence.
    Tuesday, 5:46 pm
  • Axford not listed on Rockies' lineup card
    John Axford was not listed on the Rockies' lineup card prior to Tuesday's game.

    Advice: Chris Cotillo of hears that his absence isn't related to an injury or trade and that the Rockies will "release something soon" about the reliever. Axford had to miss time earlier this season when his son, Jameson, was bitten by a rattlesnake, so hopefully it's not related to that. An update on Axford should come shortly.
    Tuesday, 4:14 pm
  • Diamondbacks recall Matt Stites from Triple-A
    Diamondbacks recalled RHP Matt Stites from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Stites has a 3.00 ERA in nine appearances this season at the Triple-A level. The 25-year-old right-hander will pitch in low-leverage situations for the Diamondbacks.
    Tuesday, 2:28 pm
    Not Active
    1:10 pm vs Col
  • Roark hit around by the Phillies in a loss
    Tanner Roark took a beating, yielding eight runs in 3 1/3 innings in a loss in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: Death by singles. 11 of the 12 hits Roark allowed were of the one-base variety, but the Phillies did a good job of bunching them up, plating four runs in each of the second and fourth innings. Roark also walked one without recording a strikeout. He should return to the Nationals' bullpen after this effort. He has a 4.34 ERA, a 1.32 WHIP, and a 26/11 K/BB ratio in 56 innings.
    Jun 28, 6:42 pm
  • Hector Santiago strong versus Mariners
    Hector Santiago pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run and three hits, Sunday against the Marlins.

    Advice: He struck out six and walked two. Unfortunately, the end result was another no-decision for Santiago, who finishes the month of June with an 0-1 record and a 3.68 ERA. The Angels did win three of his five starts, though.
    Jun 28, 4:53 pm
  • Tanner Roark to start second game Sunday
    Tanner Roark will start the second game of Sunday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

    Advice: The 28-year-old right-hander owns a 3.25 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 26/10 K/BB ratio over 52 2/3 innings on the season. He should make for a nice streaming option against the struggling Phillies offense.
    Jun 28, 1:38 pm
  • Wood goes 7 1/3 scoreless in win over Bucs
    Alex Wood twirled 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Braves edged the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday.

    Advice: Wood was stingy in picking up his fifth victory, allowing just five hits without walking a batter. The southpaw also struck out eight on the day. The win was his first since June 1, a fact that speaks more to the Braves' struggles than to Wood's effectiveness. The 24-year-old will carry a 3.17 ERA into Saturday's matchup with the Phillies.
    Jun 28, 1:27 pm
    10:35 am vs Phi
  • Correia keeps Phils in game, but suffers loss
    Kevin Correia pitched reasonably well in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, serving up three runs (one earned) in 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Correia had shut the Nationals out through four innings, but an error by Jeff Francoeur in right field in the fifth inning helped set up the Nationals for their first run. In the sixth, a passed ball by Cameron Rupp on reliever Jake Diekman's pitch allowed a runner Correia had put on to score. All told, Correia allowed seven hits and three walks while striking out four. In four starts with the Phillies, he owns a 3.60 ERA with a 1.65 WHIP, and a 13/7 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. He'll match up with the Braves in a road start next.
    Jun 28, 1:27 pm
  • Betances notches four-out save vs. Astros
    Dellin Betances turned in a four-out save against the Astros on Friday for his fifth save of the season.

    Advice: Betances entered the game with one on and two out in the bottom of the eighth and got Evan Gattis to strike out swinging. He then turned in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off the victory. It was nice to see after he was hit hard by the Phillies last time out. Betances owns a 1.21 ERA through 33 appearances this season to go along with 61 strikeouts and 16 walks over 37 1/3 innings.
    Jun 26, 9:00 pm
  • Axford holds on for 13th save
    John Axford held on Thursday against the Diamondbacks to convert his 13th save of the season.

    Advice: The Rockies grabbed a 6-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, so Boone Logan came on for the top of the ninth. However, he allowed the first two batters to reach before Axford was called on to put out the fire. Danny Dorn drove in one run with a ground out and Paul Goldschmidt followed with a sacrifice fly, but Axford was able to strike out Yasmani Tomas swinging to end it. The 32-year-old has had a couple of bumpy outings of late, but he still owns a solid 2.42 ERA through 24 appearances this season.
    Jun 25, 4:02 pm
  • John Axford blows first save
    John Axford took his first blown save and loss after giving up three runs in the ninth versus the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

    Advice: Well, it was bound to happen at some point. Axford allowed three hits and walked two before being yanked with two outs in the ninth, turning a 7-5 lead into an 8-7 deficit. He's 12-for-13 saving games this year, so his job remains quite secure.
    Jun 24, 10:27 pm
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