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  • Mariners place Joe Beimel on restricted list
    Mariners placed LHP Joe Beimel on the restricted list.

    Advice: He will be away from the team for a day or two to attend his son's high school graduation. Lucas Luetge has been recalled to take his place in the bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    14 minutes ago
     
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    7:10 pm vs Cle
  • Mariners recall Luetge from Triple-A
    Mariners recalled LHP Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: He will serve as an extra arm in the bullpen for a couple of days while Joe Beimel tends to a personal matter. Luetge will work in muddle relief. Rotoworld.com
    18 minutes ago
  • Joel Peralta (neck) nearing mound work
    Joel Peralta (neck) expects to throw off a mound at some point over the weekend.

    Advice: Peralta has been playing catch for over a week and evidently has felt fine. The reliever is dealing with a strained neck. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:18 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
  • Michael Tonkin optioned to Triple-A
    Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Tonkin holds a 5.14 ERA with seven strikeouts over seven relief innings with the big club this season. He'll get another shot at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:51 pm
     
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    5:10 pm vs Tor
  • Casey Fien activated from disabled list
    Twins activated RHP Casey Fien from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Fien missed a month of action with a right shoulder strain. He'll return to a setup role for the Twins. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:50 pm
  • Marlins claim Chad Smith off waivers
    Marlins claimed RHP Chad Smith off waivers from the Angels; optioned him to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: It's the fourth different organization he's been in since February. Smith will give the Marlins relief depth on the farm. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:24 pm
     
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    4:10 pm @NYM
  • Brandon Kintzler designated for assignment
    Brewers designated RHP Brandon Kintzler for assignment.

    Advice: It's the second time in the last month that he's been designated for assignment. Kintzler has allowed six runs -- five earned -- over seven relief innings in the majors this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:24 am
     
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    5:10 pm vs Ari
  • Todd Redmond outrighted to Triple-A
    Blue Jays sent RHP Todd Redmond outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Redmond has been knocked around for 11 runs over 8 1/3 innings for the Jays this season. He'll provide Triple-A depth. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:42 am
     
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    5:10 pm @Min
  • Brandon Finnegan to work as SP at Triple-A
    Brandon Finnegan will be used as a starter at Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: The Royals had been planning to use him in relief in case he was needed for a bullpen role in the majors, but Finnegan needed to iron out some issues in his delivery and the club thought the best way for him to do that would be as a starter. Finnegan has split his time between starting and relieving in the minors this season, posting a 3.60 ERA and 15/13 K/BB ratio over 15 innings between Double- and Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:20 am
  • Uncle! Buck: Farmer gets blasted in loss
    Buck Farmer was detonated by the Angels on Thursday, yielding seven runs on nine hits over five innings of a 12-2 loss.

    Advice: He gave up twice as many homers (two) as he struck out. Farmer was making his season debut in a spot start in place of the injured Kyle Lobstein (shoulder). We are about to see how much faith the Tigers currently have in the 24-year-old, because a quick hook back to the minors is certainly in play here. In four career MLB appearances (two starts), Farmer has a 11.57 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Heston twirls 7 1/3 shutout IP, SF tops ATL
    Chris Heston fired 7 1/3 shutout innings, striking out six, in Thursday's 7-0 triumph over the Braves.

    Advice: He scattered four hits and walked one. After giving up five runs or more in three of his last four starts (and four of his past six), tonight's performance was an encouraging sign indeed. Still, it's difficult to get overly excited here: In 10 starts, Heston has been bombed four times and allowed one earned run or fewer in the other six. It adds up to a decent 3.82 ERA, but NL-only owners are playing roulette when they roll him out. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Yankees Clipp'ed: Clippard finishes off NYY
    Tyler Clippard gave up one run but evaded further damage to earn his fifth save of the season in Thursday's 5-4 victory against the Yankees.

    Advice: Clippard had himself to blame for the run after inexplicably walking Garrett Jones -- who has been hitting like your grandfather has been cooking -- with two outs. Brett Gardner next doubled Jones in, doing right by the karma gods. Clippard has been effective and owns a nice 2.57 ERA, but his days as closer are numbered with Sean Doolittle healthy and shaking off the rust in middle relief. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:25 pm
  • Graveman gives up 3 runs in a ND vs. Yankees
    Kendall Graveman allowed three runs on seven hits across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Yankees on Thursday.

    Advice: He struck out four and walked two. Same old story, here: The 24-year-old is effective when he keeps his mediocre stuff down, but it gets hit hard when left up in the zone (Brian McCann provided a nice example in the second inning). The A's probably wouldn't tolerate him in the rotation if they were contending, but they can afford to let him take his lumps. In fairness, Graveman has looked much better in his two starts since returning from demotion. Overall, he has a 5.79 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:11 pm
  • Allen whiffs 2 in drama-less 9th to earn save
    Cody Allen struck out two and tossed a scoreless ninth to convert his 10th save of the season in Thursday's 5-3 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Allen did not look long for the late innings in going 0-2 with a 11.57 ERA in April, but he's converted all six of his save chances in May and given up an acceptable four runs in 13 innings. The overall numbers will still make your eyes bleed (5.85 ERA and 1.65 WHIP), but Allen will continue to drag those down to baseline. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • Tigers recall RHP Farmer from Triple-A
    Tigers recalled RHP Buck Farmer from Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: He'll take the place of Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) in Detroit's rotation and will start against the Angels on Thursday. The 24-year-old struggled in his first stint in the majors last year, but he had a 2.98 ERA and 50/19 K/BB ratio in 51 1/3 innings over nine starts this season in Triple-A. He should be relevant in AL-only leagues as long as he has a rotation spot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:34 pm
  • Blue Jays option Scott Copeland to Buffalo
    Blue Jays optioned RHP Scott Copeland to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Copeland didn't make an appearance in his nine-day stay with the major league club. He tossed three scoreless innings of relief for the Blue Jays earlier this season. The 27-year-old righty will be up and down all season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:49 am
     
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    5:10 pm @Min
  • Chad Smith designated for assignment
    Angels designated RHP Chad Smith for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the addition of Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Smith was just acquired from the A's earlier this month after they had designated him for assignment. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:59 am
     
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    4:10 pm @NYM
  • Royals recall Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A
    Royals recalled LHP Brandon Finnegan from Triple-A Omaha.

    Advice: Finnegan had a 2.70 ERA in 6 2/3 innings of relief for the Royals when they optioned him to the minors on May 7. He's presumably going to return to a long relief role, though he had made three starts on the farm. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:09 am
  • Buck Farmer to start for Tigers on Thursday
    Buck Farmer will be recalled to start for the Tigers on Thursday in Anaheim.

    Advice: Farmer is taking Kyle Lobstein's (shoulder) spot in the rotation. The 24-year-old was knocked around during his time with the big club last season but is off to a great start this year at Triple-A Toledo with a 2.98 ERA and 50 strikeouts over 51 1/3 innings. He could be worth a shot in AL-only leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:23 am
  • Rockies homer three times against Heston
    Chris Heston allowed six runs in 5 2/3 innings during Saturday's win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Heston surrendered three homers (to Ben Paulsen, Nick Hundley and Charlie Blackmon) on this rainy night in Denver, but he was the beneficiary of 10 runs by the Giant offense and came away with a win despite allowing six runs. Heston struck out two and walked two in the contest and now holds a 4.33 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 43/14 K/BB ratio over 54 innings. He'll try to pitch more cleanly in a home start against the Braves next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:36 pm
  • Graveman goes six shutout innings vs. Rays
    Kendall Graveman pitched six shutout innings Saturday in the A's 5-0 blanking of the Rays.

    Advice: That four-week stay at Triple-A seemed to do him some good. Graveman struck out six and gave up only three hits, lowering his ERA from 8.27 (where it sat when he was demoted on April 26) all the way down to 6.04. The 24-year-old should get another turn in the A's rotation, and it's likely to be next Thursday against the Yankees. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 4:22 pm
  • Athletics recall Kendall Graveman from minors
    Athletics recalled RHP Kendall Graveman from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The right-hander will start for the A's on Saturday in place of the injured Drew Pomeranz. After struggling in the big league rotation, Graveman seems to have righted the ship, posting a 1.85 ERA over four starts at Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:49 am
  • A's to call up Graveman for Saturday start
    Kendall Graveman will be recalled from Triple-A Nashville to start Saturday against the Rays.

    Advice: That was the expectation already, but it's now official. Graveman, who will be replacing the injured Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) in the starting rotation, struggled to the tune of an 8.27 ERA over four starts prior to being demoted last month. However, he has bounced back in Triple-A by posting a 1.85 ERA over four starts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:11 pm
  • Cody Allen works around walks
    Cody Allen escaped a jam Wednesday and earned a save after giving up a run against the White Sox.

    Advice: Allen walked two and allowed two hits, the second a little dribbler that scored the run. He isn't struggling nearly as much now as he did in the first couple of weeks of the season, but he still does need to cut down on the walks. Fortunately, he's now converted five save chances in a row. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:48 pm
  • Joel Peralta (neck) has started playing catch
    Joel Peralta (neck) has started playing catch.

    Advice: Peralta was placed on the disabled list on April 26 with right shoulder soreness, and he hadn't been cleared to resume throwing until Wednesday. There remains no clear timetable for his return to a mound and, ultimately, to the Dodgers. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 5:39 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:15 pm @StL
  • Fien (shoulder) cleared to begin rehab at AAA
    Casey Fien (shoulder) has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: Fien made it through another bullpen session Wednesday at Target Field. The 31-year-old right-hander should be back in the Twins' bullpen by the end of this month. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:11 pm
  • Kendall Graveman expected to start Saturday
    Kendall Graveman is expected to be recalled to start on Saturday in Tampa.

    Advice: He'll take Drew Pomeranz's (shoulder) spot in the rotation. Graveman was demoted last month after posting an 8.27 ERA and 2.02 WHIP over his four starts, but he's rebounded at Triple-A Nashville with a 1.85 ERA across four outings. It's not clear how long Pomeranz will be out, but Graveman could receive at least a couple starts. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:54 am
  • Allen notches seventh save against White Sox
    Cody Allen earned his seventh save of the season Tuesday, recording four outs against the White Sox.

    Advice: Allen earned the save in impressive fashion, striking out three of the four batters he faced. He seems to have gotten over his early struggles, as he's now pitched 4 1/3 nearly flawless innings his last four times out. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Blue Jays designate Redmond for assignment
    Blue Jays designated RHP Todd Redmond for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Scott Copeland on the active roster. Redmond was knocked around for three runs over four innings in a spot start against the Angels on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 12:16 pm
     
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    5:10 pm @Min
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