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  • Chafin allows two runs in no-decision Wed.
    Andrew Chafin allowed two earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Giants.

    Advice: Chafin walked four but surrendered only three hits in the decent spot start. San Francisco wound up winning in the top of the ninth inning when pinch-hitter Matt Duffy smacked a two-run single. Chafin could get another try next week, but he's not fantasy-relevant. Rotoworld.com
    29 minutes ago
  • Shoemaker (oblique) still feeling soreness
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) reported improvement Wednesday, but still feels some soreness.

    Advice: Shoemaker left Monday's start against the Mariners with a "very mild" left oblique strain. The Angels are confident that he'll be ready for the postseason, but he's not going to throw until he's 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:37 pm
  • Frias allows 10 hits, eight runs in the first
    Carlos Frias didn't make it out of the first inning Wednesday against the Rockies, allowing eight earned runs while recording only two outs.

    Advice: Frias is the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to give up 10 hits and record fewer than three outs. A spot start at Coors Field was a tall task on paper for the 24-year-old right-hander, and the Rockies brutalized him right out of the gate. He is doubtful to get another start this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 3:25 pm
  • Glen Perkins (neck) won't pitch Wednesday
    Glen Perkins (neck) won't pitch on Wednesday night.

    Advice: Perkins, who's been dealing with neck discomfort all month, allowed a three-run homer to blow a save opportunity on Tuesday. He was scheduled to be examined by Twins team doctors on Wednesday afternoon. Jared Burton will close if needed Wednesday versus Detroit. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 2:25 pm
  • Marcus Stroman suspended six games by MLB
    Major League Baseball has suspended Marcus Stroman six games for intentionally throwing at the Orioles' Caleb Joseph during Monday's game.

    Advice: Stroman has maintained his innocence and will appeal the suspension, but it was pretty clear that he did it on purpose. With expanded rosters, he could just drop the appeal after his next scheduled outing Saturday and simply get a couple extra days off between starts. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 12:52 pm
  • Steve Johnson to have surgery on shoulder
    Steve Johnson will undergo surgery later this month to have a bone spur removed from the back of his right shoulder.

    Advice: Johnson has battled the shoulder issue for a good chunk of the season. He spent all of this season in the minors, posting a 7.11 ERA in 13 Triple-A starts. Johnson is expected to be ready to go for spring training. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:31 am
     
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  • Angels to have bullpen start on Saturday
    The Angels will make a "bullpen start" on Saturday against the Rangers in place of the injured Matt Shoemaker (oblique).

    Advice: It will be either Wade LeBlanc or Michael Roth who will start the game, but the Angels will utilize many of the 18 pitchers they're carrying. Shoemaker might miss more than just the one start, so LeBlanc and/or Roth could be needed for another start next week. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:14 am
  • Blake Treinen to make spot start Wed.
    Blake Treinen will make a spot start on Wednesday against the Braves.

    Advice: The Nationals are rolling out their "B" squad a day after clinching the National League East. Treinen hasn't thrown more than two innings since his August 26 start at Triple-A Syracuse, when he tossed 4 2/3 frames. However, he does have a 2.18 ERA over 41 1/3 frames in the majors this season and isn't a bad streaming option in deeper formats against a struggling Braves offense. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:56 am
  • C.J. Riefenhauser recalled from Triple-A
    Rays recalled LHP C.J. Riefenhauser from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Riefenhauser has spent almost all season at Triple-A Durham, holding a 1.40 ERA while striking out 53 across 57 2/3 innings. He'll give the Rays another lefty option in the bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:27 am
  • C.J. Riefenhauser was called up from the minors on Tuesday September 16. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 1:40 am
  • Rasmus doesn't allow a run across 4 innings
    Cory Rasmus fired four shutout innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rasmus only allowed one hit and no walks in the mini-gem, striking out four. Instead of doing the predictable thing and trading for a mediocre starter to fill Garrett Richards' old rotation spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to make the turn a bullpen day, always to be kicked off by Rasmus. This was Rasmus' fourth consecutive start, and he hasn't thrown more than 49 pitches in any of them (43 tonight). Rasmus (2.57 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with the Rangers coming to town, but don't expect him to pitch long enough to have a shot at a win. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:29 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • Putnam throws scoreless ninth for fifth save
    Zach Putnam was called on to close out the Royals Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save.

    Advice: A day after Jake Petricka took his fourth blown save, it was Putnam, with Petricka backing him up, who was brought in for the save chance. Putnam responded by inducing three ground ball outs to end the game. Given that Petricka was throwing in the bullpen it's fair to wonder how manager Robin Ventura views the ninth inning currently. Putnam is the less sexy player from a numbers standpoint -- he has just 44 strikeouts in 54 innings of work this season -- but his 2.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP suggest he's capable of getting the job done if asked. Owners looking for saves should invest in both relievers until some clarity is gained. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:53 pm
  • Rosenthal takes sixth blown save vs. Brewers
    Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run on a hit and two walks Tuesday, suffering the blown save against the Brewers.

    Advice: Rosenthal was erratic from the start, walking Jonathan Lucroy before allowing a double by Aramis Ramirez on a hanging changeup. He wouldn't allow another hit in the inning, sandwiching an intentional walk between three outs, but a sacrifice fly from Matt Clark tied the game and saddled Rosenthal with his sixth blown save of the year. It was mild as far as blown saves go, but it was disappointing after Rosenthal appeared to be in command while earning his 44th save Sunday. Still, he's the guy in the ninth inning for the Cardinals from here out, for better or worse. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:39 pm
  • Casilla shuts out the lights against Arizona
    Santiago Casilla earned his 16th save of the season Tuesday by tossing a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: He induced a Mark Trumbo ground out, whiffed Miguel Montero swinging, and got Cliff Pennington to pop out to center. Casilla had given up runs in three of his last five outings. Even so, he boasts a 1.86 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 41/15 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. Casilla is 16-for-20 in save conversions. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Rodriguez closes out Cardinals for 42nd save
    Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless 12th inning to earn the save against the Cardinals Tuesday.

    Advice: K-Rod was asked to retire Matt Adams, Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina, and he needed just 11 pitches to accomplish the feat. His 42 saves are the most in a season since he saved 62 games in 2008. The 32-year-old owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 72/17 K/BB ratio over 66 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:31 pm
  • Collmenter works 8 innings in loss to Giants
    Josh Collmenter painted eight innings of two-run ball but took the loss in Tuesday's 2-1 setback against the Giants.

    Advice: Collmenter pitched beautifully, but unfortunately he had to lock horns with a dealing Jake Peavy. The right-hander only struck out one, but he didn't walk a batter. He's only four earned runs and 14 hits across 35 2/3 innings in his last five starts, good for a 1.01 ERA. Collmenter (10-8, 3.60 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with a date versus the Twins in Minnesota. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:23 pm
  • Perkins serves up three-run homer vs. Tigers
    Glen Perkins served up a three-run home run to blow a save opportunity against the Tigers Tuesday.

    Advice: Perkins put runners on the corners with one out and a two-run lead. He then got the dangerous Victor Martinez to pop out, lending hope to the idea that he might get out of the jam unscathed. A J.D. Martinez three-run homer dashed that hope, serving Perkins with his seventh blown save of the season. He stuck around to get the win, but it's little consolation for Perkins' owners. The closer has now allowed runs in four of his last five outings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:19 pm
  • Andrew Chafin to start on Wednesday
    Andrew Chafin will start on Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: It had been Randall Delgado's slot, but Delgado has returned to the bullpen. Chafin tossed five scoreless innings in a spot start last month but isn't something worth considering in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:17 pm
  • Shoemaker has 'very mild' oblique strain
    Matt Shoemaker has been diagnosed with a "very mild" left oblique strain.

    Advice: Shoemaker had to exit Monday's outing with the injury. The Angels are calling him day-to-day, with the right-hander saying he's "very optimistic" about being ready for the postseason. Still, he will miss at least one start, with one late-season tune-up before the playoffs probably representing the best-case scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:06 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker to undergo MRI on left side
    Matt Shoemaker will undergo an MRI after leaving Monday's start with a "little" discomfort on the left side of his rib cage.

    Advice: Shoemaker allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners before exiting. He said after the game that he's not overly concerned, but naturally the Angels aren't going to take any chances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 5:27 am
  • Shoemaker allows only 1 run in win vs Seattle
    Matt Shoemaker yielded only five hits and one runs over 7 2/3 innings in an 8-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Shoemaker allowed five hits, but he didn't walk anyone. He struck out five. Shoemaker is one of the hottest pitchers in the game right now; he's won seven straight decisions and came into the game with a 1.32 ERA across his last seven outings. Shoemaker improved to 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA. He's going to show up on plenty Rookie of the Year ballots. Shoemaker squares off against the Rangers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:10 pm
  • Marcus Stroman gives up five runs in loss
    Marcus Stroman gave up five runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Orioles.

    Advice: The runs all came in the first four innings. In the sixth, Stroman threw behind the head of Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph, apparently in retaliation to an earlier incident involving Joseph and Jose Reyes. MLB has refused to suspend pitchers this year for throwing at batters before warnings were issues and Stroman wasn't ejected, so a suspension seems unlikely. Still, one imagines the Orioles won't forget what happened anytime soon. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:48 pm
  • D-Backs call up LHP Chafin from AAA
    Diamondbacks recalled LHP Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: He'll join the big club now that Reno's season has come to an end. Chafin made a spot-start with the D-Backs in August, but figures to pitch in long relief the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:07 pm
  • Rosenthal strikes out side to earn 44th save
    Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth inning Sunday, earning the save against the Rockies.

    Advice: Rosenthal looked as good as he has all season in the save, hitting triple digits on the radar gun and finishing off Charlie Blackmon with a changeup to end the game. Rosenthal has 44 saves on the year to go with a 3.22 ERA and 85/39 K/BB ratio over 67 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:21 pm
  • Perkins works around homer to earn 34th save
    Glen Perkins allowed a solo home run but nothing more, earning the save in Sunday's win over the White Sox.

    Advice: After blowing a save and taking the loss Saturday, Perkins got right back on the horse to get the save Sunday. He served up a solo homer to Jose Abreu -- not the first pitcher to get victimized by Abreu -- but he closed out the game without incident after that. He's been shaky since late August, but Perkins is still the guy in Minnesota and he needs to be started while he's getting saves. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:24 pm
  • Perkins blows his seventh save of the season
    Glen Perkins blew his seventh save of the season as the Twins dropped the second half of a doubleheader Saturday night against the White Sox.

    Advice: The Twins also lost the first game, 5-1. They carried a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the fifth inning in the nightcap, but Perkins walked Jose Abreu and then served up a two-run walkoff shot to Dayan Viciedo. He was bothered earlier this month by a neck injury and might not be completely over it yet. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 8:23 pm
  • Stroman, Buehrle flip-flopped in rotation
    Mark Buehrle will moved up a day to start on Sunday versus the Rays, pushing Marcus Stroman back a day to face the Orioles on Monday.

    Advice: It's bad news for Stroman owners, as they lose a two-start week and also he'll now have a tougher matchup. He will have two starts next week now, though, and you can't blame the Blue Jays for giving the youngster an extra day of rest. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:24 pm
  • Glen Perkins (neck) cleared to return
    Glen Perkins (neck) was cleared to return to action Thursday.

    Advice: Perkins hasn't pitched since last Friday due to soreness in his neck, but he's made significant progress in recent days and is ready for the next save chance when it presents itself. The left-hander holds a 2.88 ERA and 65/10 K/BB ratio over 59 1/3 innings this season while converting 33-of-38 save opportunities. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:37 am
  • Francisco earns 41st save in win vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning, earning his 41st save of the season as the Brewers emerged victorious over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Rodriguez has struggled recently, but he had no problems cutting through the bottom of the Marlins' order on Thursday, fanning pinch-hitter John Baker to end the contest. K-Rod is 41-for-46 in save opportunities with a 3.23 ERA and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Rasmus makes another spot start for Halos
    Cory Rasmus made another spot start for the Angels and took a no-decision, allowing one run over 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Rasmus has been used exclusively as a reliever since A-ball, so he doesn't have the endurance of a typical spot starter. As such, he's lasted a total of eight innings in three starts for the Angels since August 30. Against the Rangers, he yielded only two hits while striking out three and issuing zero walks. He'll bring a 2.80 ERA and a 47/15 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:43 pm
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
  • Collmenter works 6 SO innings in ND vs. SFG
    Josh Collmenter painted six shutout innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants.

    Advice: Collmenter scattered three hits and struck out three in remaining stuck one win shy of a new career high. He's 2-0 in his last four starts, having held opposing offenses to two earned runs and 14 hits across 27 2/3 innings. The right-hander attributes his recent success locating the ball intelligently and mixing up his pitches. Collmenter (10-7, 3.67 ERA) has a rematch against San Francisco on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 10:41 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker notches 15th victory
    Matt Shoemaker rebounded from last Friday's poor showing to hold the Rangers to one run in 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's victory.

    Advice: After getting a couple of first-inning runs, Shoemaker had it easy in this one against the depleted Rangers offense. He allowed seven hits, but all were singles and he didn't walk anyone. He struck out two. Shoemaker improved to 15-4 with a 3.16 ERA. He's not going to win Rookie of the Year, but he'll place second or third on a bunch of ballots. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Francisco Rodriguez notches 40th save
    Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from Tuesday's meltdown to pitch a scoreless ninth and pick up his 40th save on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez becomes just the third pitcher ever with five 40-save seasons. Of course, the other two, Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera, both have nine apiece. Still, it's a pretty impressive feat, and at age 32, K-Rod might have one or two more such campaigns left in him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • K-Rod implodes, takes fifth loss vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez suffered a major meltdown Tuesday, serving up two home runs and allowing three runs in a loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: K-Rod was tasked with keeping it a tie game in the ninth inning, and he got two outs before walking Giancarlo Stanton. Casey McGehee followed with a two-run home run, and the next batter, Marcell Ozuna, went yard as well. Rodriguez has now surrendered 14 home runs in 62 innings this year, the most homers he's allowed in a single season. He's also allowed runs in four of his last six outings. The Brewers are fading fast in the National League playoff race, and with K-Rod being a free agent after the season it's worth monitoring how manager Ron Roenicke handles the ninth inning over the final three weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:44 pm
  • Glen Perkins (neck) expects to pitch on Wed.
    Glen Perkins (neck) is aiming to return Wednesday.

    Advice: Perkins has been sidelined since Friday due to soreness in his neck, but an MRI taken this weekend showed no structural damage and he felt fine after throwing off a mound on Tuesday afternoon. Jared Burton has been serving as the Twins' fill-in at closer. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 1:05 pm
  • Marcus Stroman hurls first career shutout
    Marcus Stroman pitched a three-hitter for his first career complete game and shutout Monday against the Cubs.

    Advice: Stroman went nine innings a month ago against the Tigers, but that one was decided in extras. Stroman is now 10-5 with a 3.53 ERA, which probably would have been good enough to net him a AL Rookie of the Year award last year. He figures to be shut down a little early unless the Jays can somehow stay in wild card contention, but it's not happening yet. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:04 pm
  • Cory Rasmus to make another start Thursday
    Cory Rasmus will make another start for the Angels on Thursday night against the Rangers.

    Advice: Rasmus was excellent in his first spot start last Saturday, striking out six batters over three scoreless innings against the A's. But he struggled in a similar role this weekend against the Twins and will be a poor fantasy bet versus the Rangers. The Angels are essentially using Rasmus as their fifth starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:58 am
     
    7:05 pm vs Sea
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