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  • Chavez chased by the Orioles after 3 2/3 IP
    Jesse Chavez was chased after 3 2/3 innings, giving up six runs to the Orioles in Monday's loss.

    Advice: Chris Davis put Chavez against the ropes early with a three-run home run in the first inning. Caleb Joseph added a two-run blast in the fourth. Overall, the right-hander allowed nine hits and two walks while striking out only one. It ranks as Chavez's poorest start of the year, but he still holds a 3.88 ERA with a 1.31 WHIP and a 100/33 K/BB ratio over 118 1/3 innings. He'll toe the rubber at home against the Astros in his next outing. 37 minutes ago
    L, 9-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Wilson strong in 7 2/3 IP spot start for O's
    Tyler Wilson held the Athletics to two runs in 7 2/3 innings, earning a win in a spot start on Monday.

    Advice: Wilson scattered six hits and a pair of walks with three strikeouts. He allowed a run in the fourth inning on an RBI single to Ike Davis, and the other on an RBI double from Stephen Vogt in the eighth. The right-hander has been effective in 24 2/3 innings in the majors this year, sporting a 2.19 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and a 7/5 K/BB ratio. 39 minutes ago
  • Smith nearly bungles the 9th, gets 10th save
    Carson Smith did not have a particularly good ninth inning, but managed to close out an 8-7 win over the Rockies on Monday for his 10th save.

    Advice: The Mariners entered with an 8-4 lead, but Tom Wilson and Rob Rasmussen each allowed a single before Smith was brought in. Smith, however, allowed a one-out, two-run double followed by an RBI single to make it an 8-7 game. After allowing another single, Smith recovered, striking out Michael McKenry, then getting Charlie Blackmon to fly out to end the game. The right-hander has struggled since being entrusted with the responsibility of closing out games in June. He's 10-for-12 in save chances overall with a 2.93 ERA and a 57/13 K/BB ratio over 43 innings. Today, 9:33 pm
  • Boxberger averts trouble, gets his 27th save
    Brad Boxberger worked out of trouble to earn his 27th save as the Rays beat the White Sox 5-4 on Monday.

    Advice: Boxberger allowed a leadoff single to Alexei Ramirez, who promptly stole second base. Adam LaRoche then hit a single to center field, but Ramirez was thrown out. Avisail Garcia then struck out, and Carlos Sanchez lined out to end the game. Boxberger moves to 27-for-29 in save chances with a 56/21 K/BB ratio in 43 2/3 innings on the season. Today, 9:12 pm
  • Tolleson sets Astros down 1-2-3 for a save
    Shawn Tolleson earned his 19th save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning on Monday as the Rangers out-hit the Astros in a 12-9 win.

    Advice: Tolleson used 13 pitches, getting Preston Tucker to fly out, Evan Gattis to strike out, and Jed Lowrie to line out. He's now an impressive 19-for-20 in save situations with a 3.04 ERA and a 49/9 K/BB ratio over 47 1/3 innings. Today, 8:56 pm
  • Dan Straily to start on Tuesday vs. Rangers
    Dan Straily will start on Tuesday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Mike Fiers had been slated to take the ball but was forced to make his Astros' debut in relief on Monday after Lance McCullers lasted just one-third of an inning. Straily holds a 5.06 ERA over two spot starts for the Astros this season. He'll likely make at least two starts with the big club with McCullers being sent down. Today, 8:54 pm
  • Foltynewicz hammered for 6 runs in 6 innings
    Michael Foltynewicz gave up six runs in six frames, but left with a no-decision as the Braves eked out a 9-8 victory in 12 innings against the Giants on Monday.

    Advice: The Giants clubbed four home runs against the right-hander: back-to-back solo homers by Brandons Belt and Crawford in the second innings, a two-run shot by Buster Posey in the third, and a two-run round-tripper by Crawford in the fourth. They were four of nine hits Foltynewicz allowed along with a walk while recording zero strikeouts. The 23-year-old has taken a beating in the majors as he has a 5.40 ERA with a 1.59 WHIP and a 60/21 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings. He'll get a good chance at a rebound when he hosts the Marlins in his next outing. Today, 8:27 pm
  • Ziegler puts out a fire for his 19th save
    Brad Ziegler recorded the final two outs of Monday's 6-4 win against the Nationals to earn his 19th save.

    Advice: The Diamondbacks entered the bottom of the ninth with a 6-0 lead and Daniel Hudson on the mound, but the right-hander allowed a solo home run followed by three singles and a double, leading to four runs scoring before departing. Ziegler entered and got Jayson Werth to ground out and Yunel Escobar to foul out to end the contest. He moves to 19-for-21 in save situations with a 1.17 ERA and a 28/14 K/BB ratio over 46 1/3 innings. Today, 7:00 pm
  • Vinnie Pestano outrighted to Triple-A
    Angels sent RHP Vinnie Pestano outright to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Pestano cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 30-year-old will represent relief depth in the minors. Today, 4:06 pm
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    W, 5-4 vs Cle
  • Kyle Crockett recalled from Triple-A
    Indians recalled LHP Kyle Crockett from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Crockett has allowed two runs over six relief frames for the big club this season. He'll be used in the middle of games. Today, 3:56 pm
  • Michael Roth optioned to Triple-A
    Indians optioned LHP Michael Roth to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Roth was up for nearly a week but didn't make an appearance. Kyle Crockett has assumed his spot in the bullpen. Today, 3:44 pm
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    L, 5-4 @LAA
  • Cam Bedrosian recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Bedrosian has big stuff but has struggled in his time in the majors this season, posting a 4.60 ERA with 10 walks over 15 2/3 innings. He'll work in middle relief. Today, 3:24 pm
  • Drew Rucinski optioned to Triple-A
    Angels optioned RHP Drew Rucinski to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: He gets the boot after allowing two runs in just one-third of an inning in his lone relief appearance. Cam Bedrosian is taking Rucinski's spot in the bullpen. Today, 3:22 pm
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    W, 5-4 vs Cle
  • Clayton Richard designated for assignment
    Cubs designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment.

    Advice: Richard gets the pink slip despite tossing six innings of one-run ball in a spot start Sunday. The reality is that the Cubs just don't have room for him following the acquisition of Dan Haren. He's earned his spot as a depth option, though, assuming he clears waivers. Today, 2:34 pm
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  • Dan Otero optioned to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Otero has been scored upon in five out of his last eight appearances. Arnold Leon is taking his spot in the bullpen. Today, 2:25 pm
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    L, 9-2 vs Bal
  • Arnold Leon recalled from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled RHP Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Leon holds a 3.74 ERA and 10/1 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 relief innings with the big club this season. He'll be used in long relief. Today, 2:24 pm
    L, 9-2 vs Bal
  • David Carpenter (shoulder) resumes throwing
    David Carpenter (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

    Advice: He was cleared after a second opinion showed sufficient healing with his pitching shoulder. There's no timetable for Carpenter's return at the moment, but he should be ready to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen sometime this month. Today, 1:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 6-4 vs Ari
  • Capps (elbow) expected back when eligible
    An MRI on Carter Capps' right elbow showed no major damage and he's expected to resume throwing in 3-4 days.

    Advice: Capps was placed on the disabled list Monday with a strained pitching elbow, but the Marlins think he'll be ready to return when his 15 days are up. It wouldn't be a surprise if it ultimately takes a bit longer than that, but obviously this is good news. Capps has been an elite reliever this season, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings. Today, 1:09 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-1 vs NYM
  • Marlins place Carter Capps (elbow) on the DL
    Marlins placed RHP Carter Capps on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

    Advice: It's not clear how long he might be out. Capps has used his funky delivery to become one of the most dominant relievers in baseball this year, boasting a 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 58/7 K/BB ratio in 31 innings. Today, 12:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-1 vs NYM
  • A's activate then option SHP Pat Venditte
    Athletics activated SHP Pat Venditte from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Venditte hit the disabled list on June 12 with a right shoulder strain and is still making rehab appearances at the Triple-A level. The 30-year-old switch-pitcher should get a callup within the next couple of weeks. Today, 12:09 pm
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    L, 9-2 vs Bal
  • Blue Jays claim Ben Rowen from the Cubs
    Blue Jays claimed RHP Ben Rowen off waivers from the Cubs.

    Advice: Rowen was designated for assignment by the Cubs on July 31 to open up a roster spot for new starting pitcher Dan Haren. Rowen, a 26-year-old right-handed reliever with promising minor league numbers, has been assigned to the Blue Jays' Triple-A team in Buffalo. Today, 11:34 am
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    W, 5-1 vs Min
  • Furbush (biceps) throws 33-pitch bullepner
    Charlie Furbush (biceps) threw 33 fastballs in a successful bullpen workout Sunday.

    Advice: Furbush should be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment after one more side session. He has been on the disabled list since early July with tendinitis in his left biceps. The 29-year-old southpaw was having an exceptional season before the injury. Today, 10:18 am
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-7 @Col
  • Osuna likely to have the day off Monday
    Roberto Osuna is likely to get a day off Monday.

    Advice: Osuna allowed a solo homer in a successful save appearance Sunday afternoon against the Royals -- his third outing in four games. Aaron Sanchez could get a look in his place as the Jays celebrate Simcoe Day with a Monday matinee. Osuna, 20, boasts a 2.27 ERA and 53/11 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings this season and he is 7-for-8 in save chances. Today, 8:48 am
  • Royals sign Paul Clemens to minor league deal
    Royals signed RHP Paul Clemens to a minor league contract.

    Advice: The 27-year-old right-hander had been cut loose by the Phillies after registering a 6.00 ERA and 1.96 WHIP over 24 innings at Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He's nothing more than organizational depth for the Royals. Yesterday, 3:50 pm
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  • Richard excels in spot start duty against MIL
    Making a spot start against the Brewers on Sunday, Clayton Richard fired six innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: Richard is only up for this start, as the Cubs needed a warm body in the rotation as they await the arrival of the recently acquired Dan Haren. He made the most of the opportunity, with the only run against him scoring on a Hernan Perez RBI ground out in the second inning. A return to Triple-A Iowa is imminent, but Richard could see additional spot duty depending on the future state of the Cub rotation. He holds a 4.29 ERA in 21 innings at the big league level this season. Yesterday, 2:41 pm
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  • Osuna allows a homer, but snags the save
    Roberto Osuna recorded four outs for his seventh save, wrapping up Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Royals.

    Advice: Osuna allowed a two-out, two-run home run to Ben Zobrist immediately upon entering, but struck out Lorenzo Cain to end the eighth inning with the Jays still ahead 3-2. Then the Jays got both runs back for him. In the top of the ninth, he got Eric Hosmer to ground out, then erased a Kendrys Morales single when Salvador Perez grounded into a game-ending double play. Osuna is 7-for-8 in save chances on the year with a 2.27 ERA and a 53/11 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings. Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Tyler Wilson to start for Orioles on Monday
    Orioles recalled RHP Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: He'll draw a spot start for the Orioles on Monday against the Athletics in Oakland. The 25-year-old hurler has appeared in five games for the O's this season, compiling a 2.12 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 4/3 K/BB ratio in 17 innings. He doesn't make for a very attractive streaming option in mixed leagues. Yesterday, 1:37 pm
  • Carter Capps leaves game with elbow stiffness
    Carter Capps was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Padres with right elbow stiffness.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor, and the Marlins are listing the hard-throwing right-hander as day-to-day. He owns an outstanding 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 58/7 K/BB ratio in just 31 innings on the season. Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-1 vs NYM
  • Ryan Pressly moved to 60-day DL
    Twins transferred RHP Ryan Pressly from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Tyler Duffey. Pressly not won't be eligible to return from his lat injury until early September. Yesterday, 8:49 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 5-1 @Tor
  • Clayton Richard recalled from Triple-A
    Cubs recalled LHP Clayton Richard from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: He'll make a spot start Sunday before Dan Haren joins the rotation later this week. Richard holds a 5.40 ERA over 15 innings with the Cubs. Yesterday, 8:13 am
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  • Ausmus plans to go with Alex Wilson at closer
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus confirmed Saturday that he'll "probably" use Alex Wilson as his closer.

    Advice: Wilson notched his first career save on Thursday when he recorded the final five outs of the game and it appears that he's Ausmus' top option for the ninth inning following the trade of Joakim Soria. "I'll probably use Wilson at the back end, maybe (Blaine) Hardy at the back end if there are lefties," Ausmus said. "(Neftali) Feliz and (Bruce) Rondon hopefully can stretch through the seventh and eighth somehow." Wilson boasts a 1.79 ERA on the season, although he's struck out just 33 over 55 1/3 innings. He doesn't have typical closer stuff but obviously needs to be owned in all fantasy leagues. Yesterday, 7:10 am
  • Furbush close to beginning rehab assignment
    Charlie Furbush (biceps) is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions on Sunday and Tuesday.

    Advice: If all goes well, Furbush will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday and could be back with the Mariners by next weekend. Furbush has been one of the more reliable arms in Seattle's bullpen, contributing a dominant 2.08 ERA across 33 appearances this year. Left-handers are hitting .105 against him in 38 at-bats. Saturday, 6:01 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-7 @Col
  • Drew Rucinski in line to start Sunday vs. LAD
    Drew Rucinski is expected to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: The only way he wouldn't start is if the Angels need him as a reliever on Saturday. Rucinski hasn't started for the Angels since April 14 against Texas. He's gone 5-5 with a 5.03 ERA in 17 outings for Triple-A Salt Lake this season. Saturday, 1:44 pm
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    W, 5-4 vs Cle
  • Clayton Richard to pitch Sunday vs. Brewers
    Clayton Richard will start Sunday's game against the Brewers.

    Advice: Richard won't be in the majors long as the Cubs are likely to option him back to Triple-A Iowa when Dan Haren joins the rotation sometime next week. Richard is 1-0 in three appearances for the Cubs this year with a disappointing 5.40 ERA. Saturday, 1:30 pm
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  • Drew Rucinski recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Rucinski has allowed four runs over 4 2/3 relief frames with the big club this season. He'll work in middle relief. Friday, 2:32 pm
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    W, 5-4 vs Cle
  • Ben Rowen designated for assignment
    Cubs designated RHP Ben Rowen for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Dan Haren. Rowen was only up with the Cubs for a couple days and didn't make an appearance. Friday, 1:49 pm
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    W, 5-1 vs Min
  • Yankees talking to Marlins about Capps
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees "may turn to" Carter Capps if they're unable to complete a deal for Craig Kimbrel.

    Advice: They've also been connected to Aroldis Chapman, although it could all be a ploy to get San Diego to lower their asking price for Kimbrel. Capps isn't as flashy of a name as either of the aforementioned closers, but he's been one of the best relievers in baseball this season with a 1.21 ERA and ridiculous 56 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings. Friday, 6:56 am
    15-Day DL
    L, 12-1 vs NYM
  • Alex Wilson gets five-out save
    Alex Wilson got five outs for his first save Thursday in the Tigers' 9-8 win over the Orioles.

    Advice: Wilson had just two holds all year, so he was never seen as a setup man in front of Joakim Soria. Nevertheless, he was Brad Ausmus's choice to close tonight. He likely would have started the ninth had everything gone as planned, but after Al Alburquerque allowed two of the first three batters to reach in the eighth, Ausmus decided to go to Wilson right then. Wilson allowed one of the inherited runners to score, but finished the Orioles off from there. He might be the favorite for saves in the Tigers pen, at least until he blows one. Thursday, 8:33 pm
  • Chavez unimpressive in a no-decision vs. LAD
    Jesse Chavez scuffled Wednesday night against the Dodgers, surrendering three runs over five innings in a no-decision.

    Advice: Chavez got a gift when opposing starter Clayton Kershaw was scratched before first pitch, but he couldn't capitalize. The 31-year-old hurler hasn't completed seven innings in a month-and-a-half and he'd given up four runs in three of his four July outings before tonight, causing his ERA to jump from 3.02 to 3.53 after tonight's outing. He'll try to turn things around against the Orioles on Monday, kicking off a two-start week. Wednesday, 10:40 pm
    L, 9-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Foltynewicz strong in six innings in return
    Michael Foltynewicz limited the Orioles to two runs in six innings, but took the loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was his first start in nearly three weeks after a brief stint with Triple-A Gwinnett. The right-hander made two mistakes, resulting in solo home runs to Jonathan Schoop in the third inning and J.J. Hardy in the fourth. They were two of six hits Foltynewicz allowed along with two hits and eight strikeouts. He'll bring a 5.04 ERA, a 1.58 WHIP, and a 60/20 K/BB ratio over 60 2/3 innings into a home start against the Giants. Wednesday, 7:13 pm
  • Pat Venditte (shoulder) to work back-to-back
    Pat Venditte (shoulder) is scheduled to work back-to-back games on his minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Friday and Saturday.

    Advice: If all goes well with each of those outings, he could then be cleared to rejoin the Athletics bullpen. Before landing on the disabled list, the 30-year-old switch-pitcher hurled 5 2/3 scoreless innings while registering a 0.53 WHIP and 4/2 K/BB ratio. Wednesday, 5:11 pm
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    L, 9-2 vs Bal
  • Ben Rowen called up from Triple-A
    Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Ben Rowen from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Rowen boasts a 1.93 ERA in 34 relief appearances in the minors this season. The side-armer should serve as a matchup guy versus righties. Wednesday, 8:09 am
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    W, 5-1 vs Min
  • Michael Foltynewicz recalled from Triple-A
    Braves recalled RHP Michael Foltynewicz from Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: Foltynewicz will rejoin the Braves' rotation on Wednesday against the Orioles, replacing Manny Baneulos (elbow). The righty held a 2.17 ERA over his last five outings at Gwinnett and is worth a shot in NL-only leagues. Wednesday, 5:38 am
  • Charlie Furbush (biceps) throws off mound
    Charlie Furbush (biceps) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's been on the bump since landing on the disabled list with left biceps tendinitis. Furbush will throw one more bullpen session on Thursday before likely being cleared for a short rehab assignment. Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    W, 8-7 @Col
  • Rays unlikely to trade Boxberger, McGee
    Chris Cotillo of reports that it would take a "deadline type premium" for the Rays to trade Brad Boxberger or Jake McGee.

    Advice: Boxberger isn't eligible for arbitration until after next season, so he always seemed unlikely to be dealt. It appears McGee will also probably stay put even though he's starting to get expensive in arbitration. Kevin Jepsen seems like the Rays reliever most likely to be on the move. Tuesday, 6:03 pm
  • Vinnie Pestano designated for assignment
    Angels designated RHP Vinnie Pestano for assignment.

    Advice: It's been quite a fall for Pestano, who looked like one of the better relievers in the American League a few years ago. The 30-year-old has put up a 24/4 K/BB ratio over 20 Triple-A innings this season but holds a 5.40 ERA in 19 relief appearances with the big club. He'll clear waivers given his $1.15 million salary. Tuesday, 5:44 pm
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    W, 5-4 vs Cle
  • Indians promote Roth from Triple-A
    Indians purchased the contract of LHP Michael Roth from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Roth, who previously pitched in the majors with the Angels, had a 4.19 ERA and 70/37 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. The 25-year-old southpaw will provide some bullpen depth for Cleveland. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
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    L, 5-4 @LAA
  • Braves likely to call up Foltynewicz
    Mark Bowman of writes that Michael Foltynewicz will likely be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett to start Wednesday against the Orioles.

    Advice: He'll replace the injured Manny Banuelos (elbow) in the starting rotation, at least on a temporary basis. Foltynewicz owns a 5.29 ERA over nine starts and three relief appearances this season and can be avoided in most fantasy leagues. Tuesday, 11:20 am
  • Boxberger closes out Tigers for his 25th save
    Brad Boxberger picked up his 25th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Monday's 5-2 victory over the Tigers.

    Advice: Boxberger struck out J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos, issued a walk to Alex Avila, then got Jose Iglesias to ground out to end the game. The right-hander is now 25-for-27 in save chances on the year with a 3.10 ERA and a 51/20 K/BB ratio over 40 2/3 innings. Jul 27, 7:56 pm
  • Pressly (lat) close to throwing again
    Ryan Pressly (lat) is a week away from resuming throwing.

    Advice: Pressly has been on the shelf nearly all month with a strained right lat. He's not expected back until at least late August. Jul 26, 11:17 am
    60-Day DL
    L, 5-1 @Tor
  • Jesse Chavez gives up four runs in loss
    Jesse Chavez was lifted after allowing four runs in three innings Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: Chavez took the loss, but he still has a 3.45 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP. He is a trade candidate with the A's selling, though there's certainly no urgency for the A's to shed his modest his salary. It might actually take a bigger return than the one they got for Scott Kazmir to pry him away. Jul 24, 10:47 pm
    L, 9-2 vs ^ Bal
  • Carson Smith records ninth save
    Carson Smith protected a three-run lead in the ninth for his ninth save Friday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: The Mariners gave Fernando Rodney a chance to reclaim the closer's role, but since he failed to capitalize, it looks like it's Smith's job for the rest of the year, barring a meltdown. He has a 1.77 ERA and a 0.76 WHIP at the moment. Jul 24, 10:33 pm
  • Athletics option Arnold Leon back to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned RHP Arnold Leon to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Leon was just with the club for one day as an extra arm in the wake of the Scott Kazmir deal. He'll continue to function as organizational depth at Triple-A. Jul 24, 2:45 pm
    L, 9-2 vs Bal
  • Kyle Crockett optioned to Triple-A
    Indians optioned LHP Kyle Crockett to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Crockett on Thursday allowed his first two runs of his nine appearances this season with the Tribe and that was enough to earn a ticket back to the minors. He'll be back at some point. Jul 24, 11:52 am
  • Clayton Richard optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned LHP Clayton Richard to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Richard had to be designated for assignment earlier this week given his major league service time, but he had an option left so the Cubs are now using it after he cleared waivers. He'll stick around as depth. Jul 24, 5:49 am
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  • Rays could consider trading Boxberger, McGee
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays are expected to listen to trade offers for their top relievers.

    Advice: Topkin thinks it's more likely that the club trades away a reliever than it is they add some much-needed offense. He lists Brad Boxberger, Jake McGee and Kevin Jepsen as possibilities to be dealt, with Jepsen "the most likely to go" and Boxberger "likely to be the most sought after." Boxberger isn't eligible for arbitration until after next season, while McGee and Jepsen could both see their salaries go past $5 million via arbitration in 2016. Jul 24, 5:41 am
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