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  • Lyles to undergo season-ending toe surgery
    Jordan Lyles needs season-ending surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left big toe.

    Advice: The procedure -- basically a Tommy John surgery for the toe -- is scheduled for June 10 in Denver. Lyles, 24, finishes the 2015 season with a 2-5 record, 5.14 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 30/19 K/BB ratio in 49 innings. Chris Rusin looks like the primary candidate to replace him in the Rockies' starting rotation. Rotoworld.com
    50 minutes ago
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs LAD
  • Rosenthal earns 17th save, Cards top Brewers
    Trevor Rosenthal earned his 17th save of the season Wednesday in the Cardinals' 7-4 defeat of Milwaukee.

    Advice: Mitch Harris opened the top of the ninth inning with St. Louis leading by four runs, but he gave up two singles so manager Mike Matheny turned it over to his flame-throwing stopper. Rosenthal did surrender an RBI single to Adam Lind, but he then induced a game-ending double play from Jonathan Lucroy. Rosenthal, 25, boasts a 1.08 ERA, 0.69 WHIP, and 26 strikeouts through 26 innings this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:39 pm
  • Lackey goes seven innings in Cardinals win
    John Lackey held the Brewers to three runs over seven innings Wednesday in a Cardinals victory.

    Advice: Lackey was staked to a five-run lead after the first inning and went into cruise control, scattering 10 hits and one walk over his seven frames. He struck out five. Lackey will carry a 4-3 record, 2.93 ERA, and 1.19 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Rockies. He has a strong 52/18 K/BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:35 pm
     
    W, 7-4 vs ^ Mil
  • Rodriguez superb again in Boston's victory
    Eduardo Rodriguez was terrific again Wednesday, striking out seven across seven innings of one-run ball in a 6-3 win over the Twins.

    Advice: Brian Dozier took Rodriguez deep in the third inning, but he yielded just one single otherwise and matched his 7/2 K/BB ratio from his major league debut last week. The left-hander has been hugely impressive in his first two outings, yielding just one run and five hits across 14 2/3 frames. He'll try to keep rolling the next time out in Baltimore. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:25 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Radhames Liz outrighted to Triple-A
    Pirates sent RHP Radhames Liz outright to Triple-A Indianapolis.

    Advice: He cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. Liz posted a 3.63 ERA and 1.73 WHIP over 11 relief appearances for the Pirates before losing his spot on the 40-man roster. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:25 pm
     
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  • Tim Cooney throws four-hit shutout Tuesday
    Cardinals pitching prospect Tim Cooney scattered four hits over nine shutout frames Tuesday for Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: It was the fourth complete game of Cooney's career and his second nine-inning shutout. 69 of his 108 pitches went for strikes. The 24-year-old is having a remarkable year. He leads the Pacific Coast League in WHIP (0.84) and ranks fifth in ERA (2.55). The 24-year-old struggled in his big league debut back in April (2 1/3 IP, 7 H, 3 ER) but he should get another chance before long. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:10 pm
     
    Not Active
    W, 7-4 vs Mil
  • Drew Pomeranz activated from disabled list
    Athletics activated LHP Drew Pomeranz from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Pomeranz was cleared to return after getting through a rehab appearance with no issues. The A's will use him in relief for now, though it's certainly possible that he'll get another shot to start at some point. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:08 pm
  • Burgos (shoulder) out longer than 15 days
    Enrique Burgos (shoulder) is expected to miss more than the minimum 15 days on the disabled list.

    Advice: Burgos is battling tendinitis in his pitching shoulder. The D'Backs don't think he'll be out terribly long, but he will require more than a couple weeks of down time. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:27 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 7, 5-7 vs Atl
  • David Carpenter designated for assignment
    Yankees designated RHP David Carpenter for assignment.

    Advice: Carpenter has struggled this season, holding a 4.82 ERA with just 11 strikeouts over 18 2/3 innings. His velocity has been fine, though, so it's a surprise to see the Yankees give up on him considering his 2.63 ERA and over a strikeout per frame across the previous two seasons. The Yanks should be able to find a trade partner for him. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:13 am
     
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  • Jake Peavy (back) to resume rehab assignment
    Jake Peavy (back) will resume his rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday.

    Advice: Peavy had renewed back tightness after his last rehab start a week ago, but he got through a 40-pitch bullpen session Wednesday with no issues. He's slated for around 75 pitches on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:54 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 8, 1-2 vs Pit
  • Robbie Ross recalled from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled LHP Robbie Ross from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He'll serve as the 26th man during Wednesday's doubleheader versus the Twins. Ross holds a 5.29 ERA and 1.53 WHIP across 15 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:47 am
     
    W, 6-3 vs Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Tommy Milone to start on Thursday
    Tommy Milone will be recalled to start on Thursday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: Milone has certainly earned the promotion, posting a microscopic 0.70 ERA and 47/3 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings at Triple-A Rochester. It could just be a spot start, assuming Ricky Nolasco (ankle) is ready to start on Saturday. Kyle Gibson will be pushed back to start Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:28 am
     
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    L, 6-3 @Bos; 4:10 pm @Bos
  • Danny Duffy (biceps) to throw simulated game
    Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

    Advice: Duffy resumed throwing from a mound last Friday and is ready to take the next step. He'll likely be physically ready to rejoin the Royals before long but probably isn't a given to be re-inserted into their rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:08 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cle
  • Kris Medlen (elbow) to throw simulated game
    Kris Medlen (elbow) will throw a three-inning simulated game on Thursday.

    Advice: Medlen threw his second two-inning sim game last Saturday. "It’s felt great," Medlen said. "The first time I threw there was a little soreness the next day." Once he's built up to five innings, the right-hander will begin a rehab assignment. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:04 am
     
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cle
  • A.J. Griffin (elbow) begins rehab assignment
    A.J. Griffin (elbow) allowed just one hit while striking out three over three scoreless frames in his first rehab start with High-A Stockton.

    Advice: Griffin had to be shut down a bit after developing some shoulder soreness, but he's back on track now. Working his way back from Tommy John surgery, the right-hander figures to need a full 30 days on a rehab assignment, putting him on pace to rejoin the A's rotation in early July. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:50 am
     
    60-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Rodney blows save, Mariners lose in 11 inn.
    Fernando Rodney blew the save, letting the Yankees score once in the ninth inning as the Mariners went on to lose in 11 innings on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rodney issued a leadoff walk, but then got two quick outs and it seemed like he would find his way out of trouble. The Yankees cobbled together a single followed by a Stephen Drew double to tie the game. Somehow, it's only Rodney's third blown save. He's pitched very poorly this year, currently holding a 6.85 ERA with a 20/12 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings. The Mariners have to be running thin on patience with Rodney. If a change is made, Carson Smith would likely move into the closer's role. Fantasy owners in need of saves may want to stash him just in case. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:12 pm
  • Melancon keeps rolling, picks up 15th save
    Mark Melancon held the Giants at bay with a scoreless ninth inning, grabbing his 15th save in Tuesday's 7-4 win.

    Advice: Melancon allowed a leadoff single to Hunter Pence, but got a pair of ground outs and a pop-up to close out the game with ease. The right-hander continues to get the job done, having now successfully converted 15 of 16 save chances with a 2.52 ERA and a 13/5 K/BB ratio in 25 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Syndergaard fans 10 but allows 7 runs in loss
    Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 Padres, but allowed seven runs in four innings of work as the Mets lost 7-2 on Tuesday.

    Advice: On Monday, Padres starter Andrew Cashner became the first pitcher in the modern era to allow 10-plus hits and strike out 10-plus batters in fewer than five innings. Strangely enough, Syndergaard joined him on Tuesday. Of the 10 hits he allowed, two were triples and one was a two-run Derek Norris homer. Syndergaard walked none along with the 10 strikeouts. He's sitting on a 3.77 ERA with a 1.26 WHIP and a 32/5 K/BB ratio over 28 2/3 innings. He will try for better results in a road start against the Diamondbacks. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Kennedy limits Mets to two runs in a win
    Ian Kennedy earned his third win of the season on Tuesday, giving up two runs over six innings against the Mets.

    Advice: Kennedy was scored upon in the first and sixth innings, bookending his start. He wasn't hit particularly hard, as five of his six hits were singles. He walked two while striking out eight. Kennedy has shown flashes of promise but has overall been inconsistent in nine starts, sporting a 6.60 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP and a 45/16 K/BB ratio over 45 innings. He'll face the Braves in Atlanta in his next trip out to the mound. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 pm
  • Collmenter goes 5 2/3 innings in no-decision
    Josh Collmenter just missed out on a quality start, yielding three runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves on Tuesday.

    Advice: Collmenter was strong through five innings, but faltered in the sixth. He left with two on and two outs, and reliever J.C. Ramirez allowed both inherited runners to score along with three more of his own. Collmenter gave up six hits but walked none and struck out three. He's been solid more often than not despite an unsightly 5.03 ERA. He has a 1.36 WHIP and a 32/9 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings as well, which he'll take into Sunday's home start against the Mets. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • Miller uncharacteristically struggles in loss
    Shelby Miller got a no-decision in his worst outing of the season, surrendering four runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Diamondbacks as the Braves lost on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miller entered the game with the best ERA among starters at 1.48, but the D'Backs didn't much care. The right-hander struggled mightily with control, walking six while giving up six hits and striking out only two. The control problems aren't enough to warrant concern, but fantasy owners should have known Miller wouldn't keep it up all season long. He still has a 1.89 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 51/24 K/BB ratio over 71 1/3 innings. Miller will try to bounce back in a home start versus the Padres. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • Wilson stuggles, allows 5 runs in loss to TB
    C.J. Wilson gave up five runs in six innings of work Tuesday as the Angels lost 6-1 to the Rays.

    Advice: Wilson was immediately behind after Logan Forsythe hit a two-run homer in the first inning. The Rays rallied for three more runs in Wilson's final inning. The lefty allowed only four hits in total but walked three and hit a batter while striking out seven. Wilson has struggled as of late, allowing four-plus runs in three of his last four starts, but he still has a productive 3.55 ERA with a 1.18 WHIP and a 56/24 K/BB ratio over 71 innings. He'll face the Rays again in his next start, this time on the road. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:51 pm
  • Allen tosses perfect ninth to earn 12th save
    Cody Allen threw a perfect ninth inning against the Royals on Tuesday to earn his 12th save of the season.

    Advice: Allen struck out two in the scoreless inning. The right-hander appears over his early struggles, having converted nine straight save opportunities. Allen owns a still-unsightly 5.01 ERA and 1.50 WHIP but has a 34/13 K/BB ratio over 23 1/3 innings on the year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:25 pm
  • Greinke struggles, takes no-decision vs. COL
    Zack Greinke struggled, surrendering five runs in six innings, but took a no-decision as the Dodgers beat the Rockies in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

    Advice: It was the first time all season Greinke allowed more than three runs in a start, and the first time since April 29 he had allowed more than one run. Considering the game was at Coors Field, we'll simply discard this outing. Greinke gave up 10 hits and a walk while striking out only two. He still owns an eye-popping 1.97 ERA with a 0.95 WHIP and a 60/15 K/BB ratio in 73 innings. Greinke will face the Cardinals in a home start next. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:20 pm
  • Guthrie holds Tribe to one run in no-decision
    Jeremy Guthrie allowed just one run on two hits over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Indians on Tuesday.

    Advice: Aside from a Brandon Moss solo home run, Guthrie was nearly perfect on the evening. It was quite a contrast to his last start in which he allowed 11 runs over an inning-plus of work. The right-hander walked one and struck out one over his 5 2/3 innings Tuesday, but his counterpart, Carlos Carrasco, was equally as strong to deny Guthrie of a decision. He'll attempt to get back in the win column Sunday against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Rosenthal escapes jam to earn 16th save
    Trevor Rosenthal got out of a two-on, one-out jam against the Brewers on Tuesday to preserve a one-run lead and earn his 16th save of the season.

    Advice: Rosenthal allowed singles to Ryan Braun and Jonathan Lucroy to put runners on the corners with only one out, threatening to saddle him with his second blown save of the season. He got Aramis Ramirez to ground into a double play to end the game, though, to earn the save. Rosenthal has a 0.71 ERA and 1.07 WHIP through 25 1/3 innings in what has been the best season of his career to date. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:09 pm
  • Melvin confirms Drew Pomeranz to bullpen
    Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed that Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will be sent to the bullpen when activated from the disabled list on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pomeranz was up-and-down in his time in the rotation before going on the DL, posting a 4.40 ERA over eight starts. Kendall Graveman has pitched pretty well since rejoining the rotation and the A's have decided to stick with him. Pomeranz can be dropped in shallower fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:21 pm
  • Robbie Ross to be recalled Wednesday
    Robbie Ross will be recalled Wednesday to serve as the 26th man during a doubleheader versus the Twins.

    Advice: Ross has put up a 5.29 ERA and 1.53 WHIP across 15 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. He'll be sent back down after Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:51 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Pomeranz (shoulder) to join A's bullpen
    Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) is likely to be activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

    Advice: MLB.com's Jane Lee says Pomeranz will be put in the bullpen rather than added back to the rotation. But that could change. Pomeranz wound up missing around three weeks with a sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. He threw two hitless innings and struck out three Sunday at High-A Stockton in what was his only rehab appearance. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 1:20 pm
  • Melancon earns 14th save with scoreless 9th
    Mark Melancon kept the Giants off the board in the ninth inning, grabbing his 14th save as the Pirates won 4-3 on Monday.

    Advice: Melancon sandwiched a pair of ground outs with a strikeout of Brandon Crawford in a 12-pitch frame. Though his velocity still isn't where it was last season, it's a couple MPH above his average for April. Melancon has been scored upon just once in his last 17 appearances, and he's perfect in 12 save opportunities with a 2.63 ERA and a 13/5 K/BB ratio in 24 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:04 pm
  • Jordan Lyles could need surgery on toe
    Jordan Lyles will visit a foot specialist on Tuesday to see if he might need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left big toe.

    Advice: The right-hander has already been placed on the disabled list, but obviously his absence will be extended if surgery is required. "If I have to have surgery, I don’t know how long I will be out," said Lyles. The righty holds a 5.14 ERA in 10 starts this season. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 4:37 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs LAD
  • Jordan Lyles (toe) placed on disabled list
    Rockies placed RHP Jordan Lyles on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left big toe.

    Advice: Lyles had to have an outing pushed back due to the injury and then aggravated it during Sunday's game. It's not clear at this point how long he'll be sidelined. Tommy Kahnle has taken his spot on the roster. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:06 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs LAD
  • Jordan Lyles aggravates toe injury
    Jordan Lyles exited Sunday's start versus the Phillies after appearing to aggravate his left big toe sprain.

    Advice: Lyles had to skip out of the way of a line drive back up the middle and looked to injure his toe again in doing so. It's the third time in his last four starts that he's been forced from the game early due to injury. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:23 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs LAD
  • Robbie Ross optioned to Triple-A
    Red Sox optioned LHP Robbie Ross to Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Ross has put up a 5.29 ERA and 1.53 WHIP across 15 relief appearances for the Red Sox this season. He'll try to iron out his issues at Pawtucket. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:41 am
     
    W, 6-3 vs Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Fernando Rodney struggles, earns save anyway
    Fernando Rodney recorded his 14th save despite giving up a run in the ninth Friday against the Indians.

    Advice: Rodney surrendered an RBI triple to Ryan Raburn before getting Michael Brantley to fly out to end the game. Just nine of his 21 pitches were strikes. Lloyd McClendon has been stubbornly patient with him, but this can't be allowed to go on for much longer. Rodney has allowed runs in seven of 10 appearances this month. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:50 pm
  • Lackey fires seven scoreless frames in win
    John Lackey fired seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Lackey was nothing short of excellent, allowing just five hits (all of them singles) and one walk while striking out nine batters. The veteran right-hander has allowed three earned runs or fewer in seven straight starts and now has a 2.83 ERA on the year. Not bad for a guy who is making the major league minimum salary. He'll try to keep it going against the Brewers at home next week. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:44 pm
     
    W, 7-4 vs ^ Mil
  • Rosenthal notches 14th save of season
    Trevor Rosenthal tossed a perfect ninth inning Friday against the Dodgers for his 14th save of the season.

    Advice: Rosenthal blew a save back on May 3, but he hasn't allowed a run since. The hard-throwing right-hander has a 0.77 ERA with 25 strikeouts and eight walks over 23 1/3 innings so far this season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:43 pm
  • Peavy (back) experiences setback after rehab
    Jake Peavy experienced renewed back tightness after his minor league rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday and will be evaluated by a doctor.

    Advice: Giants skipper Bruce Bochy said that the team will slow play his recovery, which is an obvious setback in his return to the Giants rotation. There is no clear timetable for him to resume throwing at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 5:22 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 8, 1-2 vs Pit
  • Drew Pomeranz to make rehab start Sunday
    Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) is scheduled to make his first minor league rehab start with High-A Stockton on Sunday.

    Advice: He will work two innings in his first outing and build up from there. Barring any setbacks, he should be ready to rejoin the rotation in late June Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 4:43 pm
  • Eduardo Rodriguez to start next Wednesday
    Eduardo Rodriguez will start next Wednesday against the Twins.

    Advice: Rodriguez was electric in his major league debut Thursday, spinning 7 2/3 shutout innings against the Rangers with seven strikeouts, two walks and just three hits allowed. The Red Sox will go with six starters for at least one more turn through the rotation, but Rodriguez isn't going anywhere as long as he keeps pitching well. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 3:00 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Peavy (back) needs two more rehab starts
    Jake Peavy (back) will make at least two more rehab starts.

    Advice: Peavy was pummeled for six runs on nine hits and two walks over 4 2/3 innings for Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday in his second rehab outing. He got his pitch count up to 76, but the Giants obviously want to see him sharper before he rejoins the rotation. Peavy has battled a back strain dating back to spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:20 am
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 8, 1-2 vs Pit
  • Kennedy reverts back into a pitching machine
    Ian Kennedy was ripped for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Pirates in Thursday's 11-5 loss.

    Advice: Here we go again. Kennedy coughed up three homers in the train wreck, the second time this year he's allowed at least three round-trippers and seven earned runs in a start. At 2-5 with a 7.15 ERA, he simply can't be trusted in fantasy at the moment. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:49 pm
  • Wilson holds Tigers to 1 ER in 12-2 laugher
    C.J. Wilson painted six innings of one-run ball in the Angels' 12-2 blowout of the Tigers on Thursday.

    Advice: Wilson was hard to touch -- he surrendered only two hits and struck out seven -- but his control wavered in walking five. Fortunately, none of that mattered as he danced from danger and his teammates turned Buck Farmer and Tom Gorzelanny into human Piñatas. At 3-3 with a 3.18 ERA and 1.18 WHIP, Wilson is pitching slightly better than his career norms. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:35 pm
  • Miller gives up just 1 run, takes loss anyway
    Shelby Miller was slapped with the tough-luck loss on Thursday, yielding just one run over seven innings in a 7-0 loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Miller was scarcely in danger. Oh, except for that seventh inning Brandon Belt homer. Chris Heston was dealing across the bump, ensuring that Miller's record would drop to 5-2. The youngster, who struck out one and walked none tonight, has proven to be everything the Braves could have asked for and more, posting a 1.48 ERA and 0.88 WHIP across 10 starts. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 10:27 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
    Thursday, 10:08 pm
  • Farrell expects Rodriguez to stay in rotation
    John Farrell said after Thursday's masterpiece in his major league debut that he certainly expects Eduardo Rodriguez to remain in the Red Sox rotation.

    Advice: If that's the case, he's a very interesting addition in all mixed leagues. The 22-year-old had been dominant over eight starts at Triple-A Pawtucket and carried that over to his big league debut on Thursday where he fired 7 2/3 shutout innings against the Rangers. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:30 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Eduardo Rodriguez excels in big-league debut
    In his major league debut, Eduardo Rodriguez hurled 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Rangers for a victory Thursday.

    Advice: It seemed like Rodriguez would be done after seven, especially after an eighth inning that included two Rangers pitching changes and three Red Sox runs. However, he did come back out and strike out the next two batters he faced before giving up a walk and a single to get removed. It was just the third hit off him off the night. Rodriguez wasn't guaranteed anything more than the spot start going in, but he needs to be in the Red Sox rotation after this. He's worth picking up in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:18 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Griffin (elbow) feels good after sim game
    A.J. Griffin (elbow) said he felt good after tossing a pair of 15-pitch innings in a simulated game on Thursday.

    Advice: The right-hander admitted that he doesn't know what the next step will be, but it's possible he could be cleared for a minor league rehab start. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Medlen (elbow) nearing rehab assignment
    Royals general manager Dayton Moore said that Kris Medlen (elbow) will depart for a minor league rehab assignment "sooner rather than later."

    Advice: Medlen, who signed a two-year deal with the Royals over the winter, is being brought along slowly after undergoing the second Tommy John surgery on his career last March. The team wants him to build up to five innings before going on a rehab assignment. It's unclear whether he's coming back as a starter or reliever. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 2:01 pm
     
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cle
  • Red Sox recall LHP Ross from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled LHP Robbie Ross from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Daniel Nava (thumb) on the active roster. Ross has already had a couple of stints with the big club this season, posting a 5.14 ERA with nine strikeouts and six walks over 14 innings of work. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:48 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Eduardo Rodriguez called up for MLB debut
    Red Sox recalled LHP Eduardo Rodriguez from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Rodriguez will be making his major league debut when he starts Thursday against the Rangers. It's just being called a spot start, designed to give Boston's other starters an extra day of rest, but Joe Kelly's rotation spot is obviously vulnerable right now. Rodriguez, 22, had a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over his first 48 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 1:10 pm
     
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Greinke yields 1 ER or less in each May start
    Zack Greinke painted six innings of one-run ball and struck out nine in a no-decision against the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Greinke will not make another start in May, which means he didn't give up more than one run in any start this month. Thus far, Greinke's surface level performance has given off whiffs of his dominant 2009 with the Royals. Why will he not accrue 10.1 WAR again or continue to pitch quite this well? Diminishing stuff (it's still good): Greinke struck out 242 in 2009, whereas he's whiffed 49 in 61 innings this year. Tonight, he set a new season-high in strikeouts by two. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:14 pm
  • Syndergaard stymies Phillies over 7 1/3 IP
    Noah Syndergaard pitched 7 1/3 scoreless innings and helped his own cause with a solo home run, earning the win as the Mets completed a sweep of the Phillies with a 7-0 victory on Wednesday.

    Advice: Syndergaard scattered six hits -- all singles -- while issuing no walks and striking out six. His home run came in the fourth inning off of Sean O'Sullivan, pushing the Mets' lead to 5-0 at the time. The young right-hander has four starts under his belt, sporting a 2.55 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP, and a 22/5 K/BB ratio over 24 2/3 innings. Syndergaard will face the Padres at Petco Park next. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:59 pm
  • Melancon earns 12th save as Pirates top MIA
    Mark Melancon picked up his 12th save with a scoreless ninth inning as the Pirates downed the Marlins 5-2 on Wednesday.

    Advice: Melancon saw the tying run step to the plate with two outs as a result of Jung-Ho Kang's fielding error and an Adeiny Hechavarria single, but he got Ichiro Suzuki to ground out to end the game. Despite early-season struggles and continued low velocity, Melancon has been getting the job done for the Pirates. He has allowed a run just once in his last 15 appearances and is now 12-for-13 in save chances with a 2.86 ERA and an 11/5 K/BB ratio in 22 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 12:26 pm
  • Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) to throw off mound
    Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: Pomeranz played catch a few days after being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder and is now ready for mound work, so it's safe to say the cortisone injection he received has worked. The left-hander could be ready for a rehab assignment before long. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:53 am
  • A.J. Griffin (elbow) to throw simulated game
    A.J. Griffin (elbow) will throw a simulated game on Thursday.

    Advice: Griffin's recovery from Tommy John surgery suffered a minor setback when he was shut down for a bit with shoulder soreness, but he's now getting back on track. The right-hander could begin a rehab assignment soon. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:50 am
     
    60-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Red Sox to promote Eduardo Rodriguez
    Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that the Red Sox are expected to promote pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez.

    Advice: He'll get the ball on Thursday in Texas in what is expected to be just a spot start, but Rodriguez could certainly wind up getting a long-term look at some point. Ranked prior to the season by Baseball America as the No. 59 prospect in baseball, Rodriguez boasts a 2.98 ERA and 44/7 K/BB ratio over 48 1/3 innings at Triple-A Pawucket this season. He just turned 22 in April. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:31 am
     
    W, 6-3 vs ^ Min; 4:10 pm vs Min
  • Duffy (biceps) to throw off mound Friday
    Danny Duffy (biceps) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: Duffy played catch on Tuesday and evidently felt well enough to resume mound work in a few days. Even though he appears to have made a rapid recovery, he still seems likely to need a rehab assignment before returning, especially with Jason Vargas having returned and Chris Young pitching well. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:52 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cle
  • Jordan Lyles (toe) cleared to start Sunday
    Jordan Lyles (toe) has been cleared to start on Sunday versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Lyles had a start pushed back due a sprain in his left big toe, but he's already feeling much better. The right-hander sports an ugly 5.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 28/19 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings this season for the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 7:30 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs LAD
  • Rodney allows three runs in second blown save
    Fernando Rodney allowed three runs to take a blown save against the Rays on Tuesday, earning the win instead.

    Advice: It actually could have been worse for Rodney, as he allowed two runs before even recording an out. After Evan Longoria's two-run double, Rodney pulled it together, but he wasn't able to hold onto the lead. Rodney now owns an unsightly 6.98 ERA and 1.71 WHIP, and the Mariners may be forced to look elsewhere for saves shortly. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:45 pm
  • Danny Duffy (shoulder) plays catch
    Danny Duffy (biceps) played catch on Tuesday.

    Advice: Duffy was placed on the disabled list on Monday with tendinitis in his left biceps. The Royals haven't seemed overly concerned, though, and the fact that he's already throwing again is obviously a good sign. Even if Duffy's stay on the DL is relatively short, he might not have a rotation spot when he gets back with Jason Vargas having returned and Chris Young pitching well. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 3:28 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cle
  • Jordan Lyles (toe) has start pushed back
    Jordan Lyles' next start has been pushed back to due a sprain in his left big toe.

    Advice: But the right-hander is fully expected to avoid the disabled list. Lyles owns a 5.10 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, and 28/19 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings this season for the Rockies and shouldn't be trusted in any fantasy league. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 2:15 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs LAD
  • D'Backs place Burgos (shoulder) on the DL
    Diamondbacks placed RHP Enrique Burgos on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis.

    Advice: Bugros began experiencing discomfort in his right shoulder during his warmup tosses before an appearance Monday against the Cardinals and he went on to allow back-to-back singles before getting pulled. It's not clear how long he might be out. Arizona's ninth-inning situation remains a cloudy one. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:40 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 7, 5-7 vs Atl
  • Rodney has rare stress-free 9th for a save
    Fernando Rodney worked a stress-free ninth inning to pick up his 13th save in Monday's 4-1 victory over the Rays.

    Advice: Rodney got two ground outs before Joey Butler reached base on a single to shallow right field, but he was able to get Evan Longoria to fly out to end the game. The veteran closer has been anything but a sure thing taking the mound in the ninth inning, but he's now 13-for-14 in save chances with a 5.89 ERA and an 18/8 K/BB ratio in 18 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:16 pm
  • Enrique Burgos nursing sore shoulder
    Enrique Burgos dealt with some soreness in his right shoulder during an appearance Monday.

    Advice: Burgos was examined by the Diamondbacks' trainer after warming up prior to the ninth inning. He stayed in but was then lifted after allowing back-to-back singles. The reliever said that he's not concerned that the ailment is serious, but manager Chip Hale indicated that the club might be careful and go ahead and place him on the disabled list, anyway. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 5:43 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Top 7, 5-7 vs Atl
  • Guthrie obliterated for 11 runs by Yankees
    Jeremy Guthrie was obliterated for 11 earned runs in one official inning of work Monday by the Yankees.

    Advice: Chase Headley, Brian McCann, and Brett Gardner all went deep in the bottom of the first inning and then Stephen Drew's three-run shot with no outs in the second finally drove Guthrie from the game. He entered the afternoon outing with a 4.75 ERA and watched it rise all the way up to 6.70. Guthrie is not a fantasy starter. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 1:36 pm
  • Pirates DFA righty Radhames Liz
    Pirates designated RHP Radhames Liz for assignment.

    Advice: Liz had walked 10 batters and allowed 20 hits in 17 1/3 innings this season out of the Pirates' bullpen, but the 31-year-old right-hander may draw interest on waivers. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 12:14 pm
     
    Not Active
  • Danny Duffy (shoulder) lands on disabled list
    Royals placed LHP Danny Duffy on the 15-day disabled list with left biceps tendinitis.

    Advice: Duffy reported feeling discomfort around his left shoulder last week and he's been rocked in his last few starts, so the Royals will give him some extended rest. Jason Vargas will be activated to start in his place Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium and Brandon Finnegan will join the Royals from Triple-A Omaha on Monday. Rotoworld.com
    May 25, 7:04 am
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Cle
  • Peavy (back) to make rehab start Wednesday
    Jake Peavy (back) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab start with Triple-A Sacramento on Wednesday.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander came through his first start with High-A San Jose without any issues. Depending on how well that start goes, he could be cleared to rejoin the Giants rotation shortly after. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 3:46 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    Bot 8, 1-2 vs Pit
  • Jordan Lyles (toe) could miss his next start
    Jordan Lyles could miss his next start due to a sprained big toe on his left foot.

    Advice: He is scheduled to work on Friday against the Phillies in Philadelphia, but he'll have to improve significantly from where he is now and throw a successful side session during the week before he's cleared to make that start. More should be known on his status later in the week, but he probably isn't worth the gamble in weekly leagues. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 1:15 pm
     
    15-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs LAD
  • Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) to play catch Monday
    Drew Pomeranz (shoulder) will play catch on Monday.

    Advice: It will be the first time he's thrown since he went on the disabled list with a sprained left AC joint. Pomeranz was given a cortisone injection late last week and could be looking at a relatively short stay on the disabled list. Rotoworld.com
    May 24, 8:50 am
  • Kennedy allows two runs in loss to Dodgers
    Ian Kennedy allowed two earned runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: Joc Pederson slugged a solo shot off Kennedy in the bottom of the first and then Justin Turner smacked an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Kennedy was otherwise sharp, yielding only six total hits and zero walks while striking out six Los Angeles hitters. The 30-year-old will carry a 2-4 record, 6.11 ERA, and 1.39 WHIP into his next start at home against the Pirates. He's been very inconsistent this season, but better results should be coming. Rotoworld.com
    May 23, 9:27 pm
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