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  • Rockies wanted Gausman for Jorge De La Rosa
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies asked for Kevin Gausman in exchange for Jorge De La Rosa.

    Advice: It was worth a shot, but the O's weren't going to bite on that ridiculous request. Gausman has tremendous upside and at least five more years of cost control. De La Rosa, meanwhile, is set to become a free agent this winter. Baltimore is seeking pitching upgrades with the July 31 trade deadline approaching, but it's been a seller-friendly market so far and the club is reluctant to part with any top prospects. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 9:14 am
  • Padres 'need to be overwhelmed' for Kennedy
    According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Padres "have sent word to some teams that they would need to be overwhelmed to trade" starting pitcher Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: This could be a negotiating ploy on the part of the Padres, or it might just be serious. Kennedy is under contractual control (via arbitration) through the 2015 season, so the San Diego front office can slow-play this and wait for the best offer -- even if it doesn't come until this winter or next summer. The 29-year-old right-hander owns an impressive 3.66 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, and 143/42 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings (22 starts) this season. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:17 am
  • Red Sox table extension talks with Jon Lester
    Red Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that extension talks with impending free agent Jon Lester have been tabled until after the 2014 season.

    Advice: Lester doesn't want to be distracted any longer by in-season contract negotiations and probably wants a taste of the open market -- where there could be crazy money flying around this winter. The 30-year-old left-hander is putting together the best season of his career at the perfect time, boasting a 2.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 142/31 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the Red Sox were prepared to offer him "$100 million for five years, or thereabouts." Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:56 am
  • CC Sabathia has season-ending knee surgery
    CC Sabathia underwent season-ending surgery on his right knee Wednesday.

    Advice: The Yankees announced Thursday that the procedure went "as planned." Sabathia is aiming to be ready for the start of spring training next season, but that's not a certainty. He finished 2014 with a 5.28 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, and 48/10 K/BB ratio in 46 innings (eight starts). The big left-hander is under contract through 2016, with a vesting option for 2017. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:50 am
     
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  • Twins RHP prospect Meyer fans 8
    Twins prospect right-hander Alex Meyer struck out eight batters over six shutout innings for Triple-A Rochester on Wednesday, scattering five singles.

    Advice: Meyer has been solid all year, and has pitched exactly six innings in each of his last five starts. Meyer missed time with a shoulder injury in 2013, and has thrown 101 1/3 innings in 2014, 22 more innings than he threw last year. The Twins will likely begin to decrease the frequency of his starts and place additional restrictions on his pitch counts in an attempt to keep him healthy long term. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 6:27 am
     
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  • Nationals RHP prospect Cole dominant
    Nationals right-handed pitching prospect A.J. Cole struck out six over seven shutout innings for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday.

    Advice: Cole held Triple-A Buffalo to three singles and threw 67 of his 94 pitches for strikes (71.3 percent). Cole has been hit pretty hard in Triple-A, with opposing batters hitting .281/.296/.471 against him, though he does have a 2.64 ERA to go with his 1.207 WHIP and 7.0. The high isolated power (.190) is troubling, but Cole is unlikely to reach the major leagues until 2015, though a September call-up is a distinct possibility. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 5:50 am
     
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  • SP Chavez wins for 2nd time in last 3 starts
    Jesse Chavez got back in the win column by allowing two earned runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a 9-7 victory over the Astros.

    Advice: He struck out seven and walked two. Chavez has issued at least two free passes in six straight starts. The excess base runners have been an issue, but Chavez has done a good job in recent starts minimizing damage. He entered this game with a 4.32 July ERA despite a 1.80 WHIP in those three outings. Now 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA, Chavez has a rematch with Brad Peacock scheduled for Monday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:51 pm
  • Peacock gets blasted 7 runs against the A's
    Brad Peacock surrendered seven runs in 3 2/3 innings as the Astros lost in Oakland on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was ugly, and this time, manager Bo Porter made Peacock work through the carnage, unlike his last start, when Peacock was yanked five batters in. Tonight, Peacock walked five and gave up seven hits, including three homers, on which six runs scored. Over his last two starts -- which lasted four innings total -- he's seen his ERA spike from 4.30 to 4.93. Peacock's spot in the rotation is in jeopardy. If he sticks around, a rematch against the A's on Monday would kick off a two-start week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:43 pm
  • Tsuyoshi Wada gives up five runs to Padres
    Tsuyoshi Wada took a loss Wednesday after giving up five runs in four innings versus the Padres.

    Advice: The Padres had scored six runs in six games coming into this one, making Wada's performance even more discouraging. He's certainly not going to miss enough bats to afford the four walks he issued tonight. If he's not better next time out against the Rockies, he could be looking at a quick hook from the Cubs rotation. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:17 pm
  • Weaver holds Orioles to 1 run in 3-2 win
    Jered Weaver limited the Orioles to two runs on six hits over eight innings Wednesday in a 3-2 win.

    Advice: He struck out six and walked zero. The Angels have won seven consecutive Weaver starts (with Weaver himself getting credit for four of those victories). The 31-year-old has encouragingly held the opposition in the ballpark in each of his last four starts, and six of his last seven. Weaver improves to 11-6 with a 3.36 ERA and 1.12 WHIP, numbers he'll take into a rematch with the Orioles on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:10 pm
  • SP Tillman holds Angels to 1 run
    Chris Tillman tossed six innings of one-run ball Wednesday in a no-decision against the Angels.

    Advice: He struck out three, walked two and gave up five hits. It's not as though he's been pitching poorly. Tillman has slashed his ERA from 5.20 on June 5 to 3.92 today, allowing three earned runs or less in nine straight starts. Tillman hosts these same Angels on his home turf next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:07 pm
  • Alex Cobb combines on shutout of Cards
    Alex Cobb struck out 10 in seven innings Wednesday in the Rays' 3-0 victory over the Cardinals.

    Advice: Cobb also doubled in the Rays' first run of the game, giving himself all of the support he'd need. It's the fourth time this season that he's gone without allowing a run, but the first time since May 22. There's still no reason he can't be a top-20 starter the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:56 pm
  • Clay Buchholz struggles in loss to Jays
    Clay Buchholz surrendered five runs -- four earned -- in six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: This was a definite step backward for Buchholz, who seemed to be making progress prior to the All-Star break. He walked four and hit two batters tonight, while striking out just one. It was actually quite an accomplishment that he managed to get through six innings. Buchholz will face the Jays again next time out, making him a tough play in any format. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Tsuyoshi Wada recalled from Triple-A
    Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Wada will start on Wednesday against the Padres. The left-hander fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He's worth streaming Wednesday in a nice matchup and could carve out some fantasy value in deeper formats. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:30 am
  • Gonzalez pitches into 8th, picks up fifth win
    Miguel Gonzalez allowed just three hits and two runs in seven and two-thirds innings against the Angels on Tuesday.

    Advice: While Gonzalez did walk four, he was able to keep the Angels off the board until the eighth inning, when Mike Trout launched a two-run homer. Gonzalez has made a habit of going deep into games as of late. He'd gone eight innings in each of his last two starts. This effort dropped his ERA to 3.91. If he's able to continue this recent trend, he's somebody to keep an eye on in deep AL-only leagues. Next time out he'll face the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 11:14 pm
  • Porcello goes seven in ND loss to ARI
    Rick Porcello pitched seven innings of three-run ball in Tuesday's 5-4 loss to the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: The start was almost identical to his last start (against the Royals), as Porcello scattered five hits and struck out five without walking a batter in Arizona. Had Detroit's bullpen held onto a 4-3 eighth inning lead, Porcello would have picked up his thirteenth win. Alas, it was not to be. While he's only striking out 5.05 per nine innings, he's also posting the lowest WHIP of his career (1.18) to go with his 3.42 ERA. Porcello takes on the Angels in his next start. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:05 pm
  • Miguel Gonzalez recalled from Triple-A
    Orioles recalled RHP Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Gonzalez will start on Tuesday against the Angels after being optioned prior to the All-Star break so that he could continue pitching. He has a 4.04 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season and isn't a good streaming option Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:06 pm
  • Miguel Gonzalez to return Tuesday vs. ANA
    Miguel Gonzalez will return to the Orioles' starting rotation on Tuesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk before the All-Star break so that he could get in work during the long layoff. He has a 4.04 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season and isn't a good fantasy play against the Halos. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 12:29 pm
  • Gausman struggles over 4 frames vs. Athletics
    Kevin Gausman left Sunday's start against the Athletics after facing one batter in the fifth inning, allowing five runs over four innings in a loss.

    Advice: The A's had Gausman's number on Sunday afternoon, piling up nine hits and a pair of walks. Gausman also struck out six. The right-hander, who has been up and down a few times for the Orioles this season, now has a 4.04 ERA, 1.39 WHIP, and a 32/15 K/BB ratio. Gausman will try to pick up his fifth win on Friday night in Seattle against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 5:07 pm
  • Lester hurls 8 shutout frames for 10th win
    Jon Lester picked up his 10th win of the season after shutting out the Royals over eight innings on Sunday.

    Advice: Lester was, once again, phenomenal. The lefty limited the Royals to four hits and two walks while striking out eight. He has now allowed one earned run or fewer in seven out of his last nine outings. Lester's ERA is down to 2.50 with a 1.12 WHIP and a 142/29 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. He'll look to continue the success when he takes on the Rays in Tampa on Friday. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 1:41 pm
  • Tsuyoshi Wada to start on Wednesday
    Tsuyoshi Wada will be recalled to start on Wednesday against the Padres.

    Advice: Wada fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He'll have a nice matchup Wednesday and is worth a shot in NL-only formats. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 11:37 am
  • Pirates and Royals scouted Ian Kennedy Friday
    According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Pirates and Royals each had scouts on hand to watch Padres right-hander Ian Kennedy on Friday.

    Advice: The Pirates are in the market for rotation and bullpen help, while Rosenthal notes that the Royals are simply keeping all of their options open. With the Huston Street trade completed on Friday, expect the Padres to be very active in the coming days as they deal several other veterans who don't fit into the team's long-term vision. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 9:53 am
  • Buchholz defeats Royals to earn fifth victory
    Clay Buchholz picked up his fifth victory of the season on Friday, allowing four runs on 10 hits over six innings against the Royals.

    Advice: While he wasn't at his best, he did just enough to keep his team in the ballgame and afford them the chance to win. He'll bring a disappointing 5.46 ERA and 0.95 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Blue Jays in Toronto. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:47 pm
  • Cobb gives up two runs in victory
    Alex Cobb allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a 6-2 win over the Twins on Friday.

    Advice: Cobb wasn't at his best, as he allowed five hits and two walks while hitting two batters, but the only offense against him was a two-run homer by Trevor Plouffe in the third inning. He has now won three straight decisions, even though he hasn't completed six innings in any of them. Still, the buy-low window is closing quickly. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:08 pm