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  • Kuhl pitches well in no-decision Saturday
    Chad Kuhl pitched well in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday, surrendering two runs on eight hits over his five frames.

    Advice: Kuhl racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while walking only one. He finishes a nice rookie season with a 5-4 record, 4.20 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 53/20 K/BB ratio across 70 2/3 innings. He'll enter spring training next season in a battle for a spot in the Opening Day rotation. Rotoworld.com 18 minutes ago
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  • Brandon McCarthy gives up six runs in relief
    Brandon McCarthy was charged with six runs without retiring a batter in relief Friday against the Giants.

    Advice: Ouch. McCarthy did pretty well in a no-decision as a starter Sunday (two runs in 5 1/3 innings), but he gave up five hits and a walk while throwing just 27 pitches tonight. The poor outing would certainly seem to take him out of contention for a spot in the NLDS roster, though he was already a long shot anyway. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Duffey knocked around for five runs in loss
    Tyler Duffey was knocked around for five runs in two-plus innings Friday in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Duffey allowed two runs in the first inning and was chased after giving up a two-run homer and an RBI double in the third. The 25-year-old surprised with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts last season, but he’ll finish this year with a brutal 6.18 ERA across 25 starts. That’s easily the highest ERA of any MLB pitcher with at least 130 innings pitched. In fact, nobody else is above 6.00. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:28 pm
  • Raul Alcantara gives up four homers
    Raul Alcantara was lit up for four homers and five runs in two-plus innings by the Mariners on Friday.

    Advice: At least in a starting role, Alcantara's stuff isn't good enough to retire major league hitters consistently. Maybe if his fastball picks up in relief, he'll prove moderately useful. He finished his September rotation audition 1-3 with a 7.24 ERA and nine homers allowed in 22 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Daniel Wright earns first victory
    Daniel Wright finally notched a win in his last try by holding the Astros to one run in six innings Friday.

    Advice: Wright, who had been 0-5, struck out five and walked none in this one. He ended up with a 5.61 ERA in his five starts for the Angels after posting a 7.62 ERA in two starts and two relief appearances for the Reds. It's quite possible he'll be bumped from the 40-man roster this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:15 pm
  • Brad Peacock loses to Angels
    Brad Peacock surrendered seven runs -- five earned -- in 4 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Peacock had a nice outing against the Angels five days ago, but the rematch turned ugly, erasing a lot of the good he did in his first four starts after joining the Astros rotation this month (2.25 ERA in 20 IP). He'll make next to nothing next year, so the Astros will probably keep him around as an option for the fifth spot in their rotation. Still, they do have greater talents to pick from. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:13 pm
  • A.J. Cole lasts just three innings on Friday
    A.J. Cole lasted just three innings in Friday's no-decision against the Marlins, allowing four runs (two earned) on six hits over his three frames.

    Advice: The rookie right-hander struck out two and didn't issue a walk in the contest. After a scoreless first inning, the Marlins scratched out a pair of runs in each of Cole's remaining innings. He wraps up his rookie campaign with a 5.17 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 38 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Braden Shipley allows three runs in finale
    Braden Shipley yielded three runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Padres.

    Advice: Shipley's stuff simply isn't what it was a couple of years ago, and he largely failed to impress in his first major league audition this year, going 4-5 with a 5.27 ERA and a 43/28 K/BB ratio over 70 innings. He should be viewed strictly as a fallback for Arizona's 2017 rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:04 pm
  • Edwin Jackson gives up five runs in loss
    Edwin Jackson was tagged for five runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Jackson turned in some nice outings for the Padres, but the end result was still a 5.89 ERA in 13 starts. He'll have to settle for a minor league contract as a free agent this winter. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Tyrell Jenkins leaves game with arm injury
    Tyrell Jenkins was removed from Friday's game against the Tigers with what has been diagnosed as ulnar neuritis in his right arm.

    Advice: Jenkins will be re-evaluated on Saturday, but it's safe to say that his 2016 season is finished. He finishes his rookie campaign with a 5.88 ERA and 26/33 K/BB ratio over 52 innings of work. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 8:51 pm
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  • Wisler victimized by long ball in loss Friday
    Matt Wisler was victimized by the long ball in Friday's loss to the Tigers, allowing five runs on nine hits over his 4 2/3 innings of work.

    Advice: Wisler walked two and struck out three on the night. Three of those nine hits that he allowed left the yard, with Ian Kinsler blasting a solo homer to lead off the game and Miguel Cabrera adding a pair of his own. He finishes his season at 7-13 with a 5.00 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 115/49 K/BB ratio in 156 2/3 innings. He'll head into 2017 with a spot likely secured in the Braves' Opening Day rotation. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:59 pm
  • Gallardo gives up one run in win over Yankees
    Yovani Gallardo spun six innings of one-run ball in an 8-1 win over the Yankees on Friday.

    Advice: This is a crucial series for Baltimore and Gallardo answered the call in the opener, holding the Yankees to just two hits while walking four and striking out three. The only run scored on a sacrifice fly from Mark Teixeira in the fourth inning. The veteran right-hander will finish the regular season with a disappointing 5.42 ERA over 23 starts, but he allowed three earned runs or fewer in eight out of his last 10 starts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:47 pm
  • Salazar could throw simulated game Monday
    Danny Salazar (forearm) could throw a simulated game on Monday according to manager Terry Francona.

    Advice: It will all depend on how the right-hander feels the next couple of days after throwing a 30-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday. Salazar still has his sights set on returning to the Tribe's rotation for the ALDS. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 4:06 pm
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  • Tyler Anderson scratched from Saturday start
    Tyler Anderson was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday against the Brewers due to general soreness.

    Advice: Jeff Hoffman will start in his place. Anderson has already logged 114 1/3 innings with the big league club this season and another 30 2/3 in the minor leagues, so the Rockies are playing things cautiously and won't push him at all. He wraps up the season with a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 99/28 K/BB ratio for the Rockies. He should have a leg up on a rotation spot heading into 2017 and could have some streamer appeal in the later rounds of mixed league drafts. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:48 pm
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  • Urias blanks Padres over three innings
    Jose Urias kept the scoreboard clean in Thursday's no-decision against the Padres, tossing three innings of shutout ball.

    Advice: The Dodgers have no need to press their starters deep into games at this juncture. In his limited action, Urias did a nice job. The youthful southpaw struck out five and walked two on the evening, surrendering just one hit over his three frames of work. In 122 innings this season, he pitched to a 3.39 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 84/31 K/BB ratio. The postseason now awaits for Urias. He could potentially start in Game 4 of the NLDS, depending on how that series against the Nationals unfolds. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 9:57 pm
  • Salazar (forearm) threw 30-pitch 'pen session
    Danny Salazar (forearm) tossed 30-plus pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday.

    Advice: He only threw his fastball and changeup, but Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said Salazar would be limited to those two pitches anyway if he's able to return as a reliever in the postseason. Salazar is attempting to rehab a mild strain of his right flexor musculature. He has not been ruled out for the ALDS. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 7:50 am
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  • Julio Urias tracking toward postseason roster
    Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said that he "see[s] [Julio Urias] on the postseason roster in some capacity."

    Advice: Urias will make his final start of the regular season on Thursday, when the Dodgers do battle with the Padres. Beyond that, it looks like the 20-year-old southpaw will receive his first taste of postseason action this October. His exact role has yet to be determined, but he is one option to start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals. In 74 major league innings this season (14 starts in 17 appearances), Urias has pitched to a 3.53 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 79/29 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 5:19 pm
  • Yovani Gallardo slated to start on Friday
    Yovani Gallardo will make his final start of the regular season in Friday's game against the Yankees.

    Advice: Gallardo and the O's are currently in the lead for the second Wild Card, with the Tigers (1.0 GB), Mariners (1.5 GB) and Astros (3.0 GB) all nipping at their heels. Wade Miley and Kevin Gausman are likely to start the final two games against New York. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 2:44 pm
  • A.J. Cole suspended for five games by MLB
    A.J. Cole has been suspended five games by Major League Baseball for throwing at Jung Ho Kang on Sunday.

    Advice: Cole was retaliating for Kang's fake tag on Bryce Harper in the top of the third inning, which led to Harper dropping into an awkward slide and suffering a left thumb injury. Cole was also fined for the attempted beanball -- it actually sailed behind Kang. He is appealing the five-game suspension and will remain active until that appeal is heard. The suspension might have to be served in 2017. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:49 pm
  • Urias to start for Dodgers on Thursday
    Julio Urias will start for the Dodgers on Thursday at San Diego.

    Advice: It probably won't be a very lengthy outing for the young left-hander, who has thrown a career-high 119 innings this season between the minors and majors. Urias topped out at just 80 1/3 innings last year. Still, he could be an option to start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:40 pm
  • Chad Kuhl blasts by Cubs on Monday
    Chad Kuhl lasted just three innings Monday, getting charged with five runs in a loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: The Cubs had runners all over the bases in this one, as Kuhl surrendered eight hits, walked two and hit a batter. They wound up with a whopping 18 hits and 12 runs on the night. Kuhl had put together a couple nice outings in a row but obviously took a step backward in this one. He'll look for better results this weekend in St. Louis as he closes out his season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 8:03 pm
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  • Danny Salazar (forearm) throws off mound
    Danny Salazar (forearm) threw 20-plus pitches off the mound on Monday.

    Advice: Salazar threw all fastballs at about 75 percent intensity, but it was a step in the right direction. Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway said "it would be nice" to get him a relief appearance before the playoffs, though it's unclear whether he'll have enough time to do so. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:13 pm
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  • Brandon McCarthy pitches well in no-decision
    Brandon McCarthy pitched well in a no-decision against the Rockies on Sunday, allowing two runs on four hits over his 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander punched out six on the afternoon and walked just one. It was a nice return to the rotation for McCarthy, who was thrust into emergency duty when the club pushed Rich Hill's next start back. He could stick in the rotation to make another start next week, and would be worth a look as a streaming option in that case. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:19 pm
  • Tyler Anderson logs quality start on Sunday
    Tyler Anderson logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday, surrendering two runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The left-hander walked two and struck out only one batter on the afternoon. The Dodgers scratched out a run against him in the third inning and then tied the score with Corey Seager's RBI triple in the seventh. Anderson has done a really nice job in the Rockies rotation this season, compiling a 3.54 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and a 99/28 K/BB ratio over 114 1/3 innings. He'll wrap up his season on Saturday against the Brewers. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 5:12 pm
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  • A.J. Cole ejected from Sunday's game
    A.J. Cole was ejected from Sunday's start versus the Pirates for intentionally throwing a pitch at Jung Ho Kang.

    Advice: Kang faked a tag on Bryce Harper at third base in the top of the third inning, leading to an awkward slide from Harper and an apparent hand injury. Cole and the Nationals took exception, and the righty threw one behind Kang's head and was immediately thrown out. A brawl ensued, and Sean Rodriguez was also ejected. It seems likely that Cole will receive a suspension, and Rodriguez probably will, as well. Rotoworld.com Sunday, 12:08 pm
  • Peacock yields one run in five innings Sat.
    Brad Peacock held the Angels to one run in five innings, allowing only one hit and two walks while striking out seven batters on Saturday but had to settle for a no-decision.

    Advice: His bullpen got hammered to blow the game in the late innings. The only hit he allowed was an RBI double to Albert Pujols with Mike Trout aboard. He pitched very well but was removed after only 69 pitches. This was just his fifth start and the Astros didn't want to push him too hard. He owns a great 2.67 ERA after 27 innings. He has yet to earn a win or a loss this year. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:17 pm
  • Duffey yields two run in seven frames in win
    Tyler Duffey turned in a rare good start, holding the Mariners to two runs in seven innings during the Twins' 3-2 victory on Saturday.

    Advice: The only mistake he made came on a Nelson Cruz two-run blast in the fourth inning. Duffey gave up just four hits and no walks while fanning four in the game. He has pitched poorly all year long but maybe this effort will generate some positive vibes in the offseason. He improves to 9-11 with a 6.18 ERA in 131 innings. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 7:08 pm
  • Alcantara can't solve Andrus in Saturday's loss
    Raul Alcantara scattered seven hits and four runs over six innings Saturday in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: He finished with six strikeouts and one walk. Elvis Andrus was his Kryptonite, taking him deep twice with two-run shots in the second and sixth innings. Alcantara was extremely efficient, throwing 58 of his 79 pitches for strikes. The right-hander now holds a 5.75 ERA in four starts since his call-up three weeks ago. He'll make his last start of the year Friday against Seattle. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 5:22 pm
  • Dodgers activate Brandon McCarthy from DL
    Dodgers activated RHP Brandon McCarthy from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: McCarthy made it through a five-inning simulated game on Tuesday without any issues. It's unclear if he'll work out of the bullpen upon his return or if he'll have a shot to return to the starting rotation. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 8:14 am
  • Edwin Jackson earns win over Giants
    Edwin Jackson beat the Giants on Friday after allowing two runs in six innings.

    Advice: The Giants struggled to get to Jackson even though he walked five batters. It was a carbon copy of Jackson's first start for the Padres on July 17, when he allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings in defeating the Giants. He walked five in that one, too. Jackson is 5-5 with a 5.75 ERA in 12 starts for the Padres. Rotoworld.com Saturday, 12:03 am
  • Yovani Gallardo pitches well in no-decision
    Yovani Gallardo pitched well in a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing two runs on six hits over his six innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander punched out five while issuing two free passes. The Diamondbacks struck for single runs in the first and second innings, then Gallardo settled in and kept them off the scoreboard the remainder of his night. A major disappointment for most of the season, he'll carry a 5.63 ERA and 1.62 WHIP into his regular season finale against the Yankees in New York on Friday. Rotoworld.com Friday, 8:49 pm
  • Wisler gives up two runs in no-decision
    Matt Wisler gave up two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Wisler gave up a two-run double to Martin Prado in the first inning, but he held the Marlins off the board the rest of the way. In fact, he retired 18 out of the final 20 batters he faced. He struck out five and walked three in the no-decision and now holds a 4.86 ERA and 112/47 K/BB ratio through 152 innings this season. His last start of the year will come against the Phillies next week at home. Rotoworld.com Friday, 7:58 pm
  • Salazar (forearm) plays catch from 90-100 ft.
    Danny Salazar (forearm) played catch from 90-100 feet Friday.

    Advice: He'll then progress to 120 feet. There's no word yet on when he might be ready for a bullpen session, but it can't be too far off. While Salazar does appear to be making some progress, he won't be ready prior to the postseason and even if he returns then it will surely be in a relief role. Rotoworld.com Friday, 1:57 pm
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  • Chad Kuhl goes six strong in win
    Chad Kuhl pitched six innings of one-run ball in a victory over the Brewers on Wednesday.

    Advice: Kuhl struck out six and walked one in another quality start. It's partly because he's been babied, but Kuhl has allowed more than three runs just once in 12 major league starts. He's 5-3 with a 3.73 ERA and a 45/17 K/BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings. It's unclear if he'll make another start before being shut down because of his innings count. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 9:40 pm
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  • Salazar (forearm) played catch again on Wed.
    Danny Salazar (forearm) played catch from a distance of 75 feet on Wednesday.

    Advice: That comes after he threw from a distance of 60 feet on Tuesday. Salazar is hoping to expand to 90 feet on Thursday and 105-120 feet this weekend before possibly returning to mound work sometime next week. The right-hander has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 regular season due to a mild strain of his right flexor musculature, but he could be an option in relief for the ALDS. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 1:01 pm
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  • Wright struggles again in loss to Rangers
    Daniel Wright had a hard time again Tuesday, allowing nine hits and five runs over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: The 25-year-old wasn't very good as a member of the Reds, so it's unclear why the Angels saw him on waivers and said, "Yeah, sign us up." Wright now has a 7.48 ERA and 1.81 WHIP in 27 2/3 innings, including five starts. Wright draws the Astros next. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 9:11 pm
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