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  • Angels won't limit Garrett Richards' workload
    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday that the club has no plans to temporarily shut down Garrett Richards in order to limit his workload.

    Advice: Richards is already at 131 1/3 innings, just a tad shy of the 145 innings he threw last season. He has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season before in pro ball, but Dipoto said there haven't been any discussions about giving him a break. "Not at all," said Dipoto. "Garrett has thrown from end to end in a season. His innings have not escalated to the point where they're 200-plus, but Garrett throws the ball as easily as anybody you'll ever see. It's not a violent delivery, it's not a violent package. He maintains velocity pretty easily." Richards is currently on pace for 216 2/3 innings and could pitch more if the Angels play deep into October. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:41 am
  • Blue Jays calling up prospect Aaron Sanchez
    Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports that the Blue Jays plan to call up prospect right-hander Aaron Sanchez on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sanchez was just shifted to the bullpen last week in Triple-A, which is where he'll pitch in his first taste of the majors. The 22-year-old has posted a 3.95 ERA and 84/57 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. He still has a promising future as a starter, but the Jays are hoping he can make an impact down the stretch in a relief role. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:10 am
     
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    4:07 pm vs Bos
  • Lee can be traded to 9 teams without consent
    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports that Cliff Lee can be traded to the Braves, Indians, Astros, Marlins, Twins, Mets, Padres, Rays, and Nationals without his consent.

    Advice: You'll notice that there are four teams from the NL East on his list, but the Phillies would be unlikely to deal him to any of those teams anyway. Meanwhile, most of the others likely couldn't afford him, so there's a mix of strategy and preference in his list. Lee has 20 teams on his no-trade list, but it's still possible that he could waive it if the right situation presents itself. The veteran southpaw struggled in his return from the disabled list Monday, so a trade appears unlikely right now. The Phillies might be better off waiting until August or potentially the offseason. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:56 am
  • M's option Justin Smoak to Triple-A
    Mariners optioned 1B Justin Smoak to Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Tuesday's starter Erasmo Ramirez. Smoak went 4-for-20 (.200) with one double and one RBI during his most recent stint with the big club. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:27 am
     
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  • Ross (calf) has pinch-hit single
    Cody Ross (calf) had a pinch-hit single Monday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Ross left Saturday's game due to tightness in his left calf, but apparently he's feeling improvement. He should be able to return to the lineup soon. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:24 am
  • Norris allows 2 runs in Monday's win over LAA
    In his return to the rotation, Bud Norris allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: Demoted prior to the All-Star break to keep him on a regular pitching schedule, Norris walked two and allowed eight hits, but he also struck out eight. The right-hander struggled in his one-start sojourn in Double-A, so it was nice to see a quick return to form at the game's highest level. Norris (8-6, 3.78 ERA) stays out West next time around, taking on the Mariners this weekend in Seattle. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Ackley's glove and bat push Mariners to win
    Dustin Ackley had a monster game in Monday's 5-2 win over the Mets, going 3-for-4 at the dish and robbing a homer in the field.

    Advice: Ackley's heroics improved Seattle to 53-46, 2 1/2 games up for the second Wild Card slot in the American League. The outfielder had two singles and an RBI double, but his most impressive display came in stealing Travis d'Arnaud's sixth inning would-be-homer. Ackley started heating up right when we started hearing his name in trade rumors; he's batting .360 (18-for-50) in July. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:12 pm
  • Nuno allows 3 Tiger runs in 4 2/3 frames
    Vidal Nuno yielded three runs on seven hits over just 4 2/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

    Advice: Nuno was lucky it wasn't worse. He gave up two homers, accounting for all three runs on his ledger, but managed to strand runners in every inning except the first (reliever Randall Delgado cleaned up Nuno's two-runner mess in the fifth inning). The newly-acquired left-hander posted a 4.78 ERA across 98 innings the last two seasons for the Yankees, and has looked much the same in three starts in the desert, though he has a fluky 3.78 ERA to show for it. The 26-year-old Nuno takes the mound in Philadelphia this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:52 pm
  • Ian Desmond goes 5-for-5, homers in win
    Ian Desmond went 5-for-5 with his 17th homer in the Nationals' 7-2 defeat of the Rockies on Monday.

    Advice: It was his second career five-hit game, the other coming against the Mets in Sept. 2011. He raised his average from .243 to .253, which is the highest it's been since way back on April 12. He's now driven in runs in five straight games and collected a total of 16 RBI in his last 15 games. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:29 pm
  • Doug Fister picks up ninth win
    Doug Fister gave up two runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Fister wasn't at his best tonight, but he didn't need to be against a Rockies lineup missing Troy Tulowitzki, Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer. He still managed to take a shutout into the sixth inning before giving up five hits and a walk in the frame. Fortunately, Aaron Barrett was able to strand the bases loaded by striking out Brandon Barnes. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Elias leaves with forearm cramp, K's eight
    Roenis Elias left with a forearm cramp on Monday, but not before striking out eight and allowing one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Mets.

    Advice: The Mariners were just being cautious with their young left-hander -- he was at 90 pitches and would have been pulled after the inning anyway -- and it would be surprising if his next start were pushed back. Elias needed a positive outing to prevent talk of a demotion, and he got it, tying for his second highest strikeout total of the season. All shouldn't be forgiven -- the 25-year-old left-hander was 0-3 while getting lit up for a 10.05 ERA over his previous three outings, and had coughed up four runs or more in five of seven to close out the first half -- but he just bought himself some leash. Assuming the injury isn't more serious than the team is letting on, Elias hosts the Orioles this weekend. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Josh Willingham powers Twins to victory
    Josh Willingham went 2-for-3 with a go-ahead homer off Bryan Shaw in the eighth as the Twins edged the Indians 4-2 on Monday.

    Advice: Willingham had been in an 11-for-89 dry spell before tonight, with just one homer since June 25. The Twins sure would like to see him find his stroke again this week and give himself some trade value in advance of the deadline. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • T.J. House gives up three runs to Twins
    T.J. House surrendered three runs in five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Twins.

    Advice: House didn't lose his spot as the Indians' fifth starter despite being sent down for the All-Star break, but his job could be in jeopardy pending Danny Salazar's outing on Tuesday. It'd be best for the Indians if Salazar steps up and claims the spot. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Brian Dozier in 1-for-16 slump
    Brian Dozier went 0-for-4 on Monday and is 1-for-16 to begin the second half.

    Advice: Dozier had a two-homer game the Sunday before the All-Star break to end a quiet spell, but his batting average is back down to .234 now. Worse, he's drawn all of one walk in 70 at-bats this month, compared to 51 in 306 at-bats through the end of June. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Nick Swisher plays right field
    Playing right field for the first time this season, Nick Swisher went 0-for-3 with a walk on Monday.

    Advice: The Indians gave up some defense to get Yan Gomes into the lineup at DH tonight. Swisher to the outfield doesn't figure to become a frequent occurrence. Really, Swisher to the bench once in a while might be a better solution for Cleveland. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:12 pm
  • Roenis Elias exits with apparent arm injury
    Roenis Elias left Monday's game against the Mets with an apparent arm injury.

    Advice: Elias was visited by the trainer and seen stretching out his fingers/hand, so he could be dealing with some tightness in his forearm. The Mariners should provide more on his status shortly. Elias allowed one run while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings before exiting. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Cliff Lee roughed up in return from DL
    Cliff Lee struggled through 5 2/3 innings in his return from the disabled list, giving up six runs and 12 hits in a loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Lee's velocity is typically in the 89-92 mph range when healthy, but he was working more at 86-89 mph tonight. Combine that with the fact that he still has some rust to shake, and he proved very hittable in his return. He gets the Diamondbacks next time out, so keep him active in mixed leagues for now. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:10 pm
  • Bud Norris recalled to start Monday
    Orioles recalled RHP Bud Norris from Double-A Bowie.

    Advice: Norris was sent down prior to the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. He'll make his return to the Orioles' rotation on Monday against the Angels. Norris holds a 3.96 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 15 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • Many teams scouting in Philly Monday
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Tigers, Blue Jays, Orioles, Brewers, Angels, Royals, Giants, Rangers, Diamondbacks and Pirates have scouts in Philadelphia Monday.

    Advice: Cliff Lee, of course, is making his return from the disabled list Monday and will be a prime trade candidate this month if he can show he's healthy. Crasnick notes that he's not sure which teams are scouting Lee and which are there for regular coverage. It's also not clear whether it's a complete list. One team noticeably absent is the Yankees, a club that many expect to make a run at Lee. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Indians recall T.J. House for Monday start
    Indians recalled LHP T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: House will start for the Indians on Monday night against the Twins. He has an underwhelming 4.40 ERA and 1.53 WHIP this year at the major league level and is not a good fantasy bet, even against light-hitting Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
  • Phillies activate Cliff Lee for Monday start
    Phillies activated LHP Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lee missed over two months with an elbow strain. He will return to the Phillies' starting rotation on Monday night against the Giants and has two turns before the July 31 trade deadline to prove his health. He'll be an attractive name on the block if he pitches well. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • Garrett Richards goes eight strong
    Garrett Richards limited the Mariners to one run and three hits in eight innings on Saturday.

    Advice: Richards wasn't involved in the decision in his latest gem, so his seven-game winning streak is still intact. He's allowed a total of four hits in 15 innings against the Mariners this season, and he's 11-2 with a 2.47 ERA overall. Yeah, he really should have been an All-Star. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:19 pm
  • Cody Ross leaves game; left calf tightnes
    Cody Ross left Saturday's game versus the Cubs because of tightness in his left calf.

    Advice: Ross was 1-for-1 with a single to center field before departing in the fifth inning. Gerardo Parra replaced him in right field. Ross is considered day-to-day for now. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 6:31 pm
  • Willingham continues struggles for Twins
    Josh Willingham went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk Friday against the Rays.

    Advice: Willingham is now batting just .118 (10-for-85) with 34 strikeouts over his last 27 games. The 35-year-old offers pop and patience, but it's hard to see the Twins fetching much in a trade at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:06 pm
  • Mariners receiving interest in Dustin Ackley
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that "a lot of teams" have asked the Mariners about Dustin Ackley.

    Advice: Ackley has hit only .242/.310/.351 across parts of four seasons in the majors, but many still feel that the former top prospect has untapped potential. He wouldn't be the headliner in any deal, but Ackley could turn out to be a nice buy low opportunity as a secondary piece. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 12:01 pm
  • Phils prefer to trade Lee rather than Hamels
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that there is a "strong belief" the Phillies would "much prefer" to trade Cliff Lee rather than Cole Hamels.

    Advice: It jibes with previous reports that the club isn't looking to trade Hamels, who also isn't anxious to waive his no-trade rights. Lee, though, has indicated a willingness to waive his no-trade clause and is also under team control for three fewer years than Hamels. Recovering from an elbow injury, Lee obviously will need to show he's healthy before teams consider dealing for him. He's slated to rejoin Philly's rotation on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:42 am
  • T.J. House to start on Monday
    T.J. House will be recalled to start on Monday against the Twins.

    Advice: House was optioned before the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. Danny Salazar is expected to follow him on Tuesday, and whoever pitches better of the two could stick around until Justin Masterson (knee) returns. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:44 am
  • Blue Jays move Aaron Sanchez to bullpen
    Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez has been moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The 22-year-old right-hander will likely be called up to Toronto once he gets comfortable in his new, temporary role. Sanchez is a highly-thought-of prospect and projects as a starting pitcher long term. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 12:11 pm
     
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    4:07 pm vs Bos