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  • Ricky Nolasco (ankle) could be option in Oct.
    Ricky Nolasco (ankle) could be available for the Twins should they make it to postseason play.

    Advice: Nolasco had surgery in early July to remove bone fragments from his right ankle, but he resumed throwing a couple weeks ago and with have a bullpen session Monday. Even if he's healthy enough come October, the Twins might not end up carrying him on their potential postseason roster. However, the good news is that it looks like he'll have a normal offseason. 45 minutes ago
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @Hou
  • Carrasco (shoulder) to throw bullpen session
    Carlos Carrasco (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: If it goes well, Carrasco could rejoin the Indians' rotation early next week during the series against the Royals. The right-hander has missed the last two weeks with a shoulder injury, but he was cleared of any structural damage and Cleveland is confident the ailment isn't a big deal. 57 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Chris Rearick outrighted to Triple-A
    Padres sent LHP Chris Rearick outright to Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: It's been quite a ride the last few weeks for Rearick. He was designated for assignment by the Padres, claimed by the Rangers, designated for assignment again, claimed back on waivers by the Padres and is now off the 40-man roster. Today, 5:56 am
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    7:10 pm vs LAD
  • Colt Hynes outrighted to Triple-A
    Blue Jays sent LHP Colt Hynes outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Hynes cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will remain in the organization. He owns a 3.16 ERA and 24/14 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings with Buffalo this season. Today, 5:51 am
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    4:07 pm vs Bal
  • Nick Greenwood optioned to Triple-A
    Cardinals optioned LHP Nick Greenwood to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Greenwood was only up for one game and didn't make an appearance. He should be back later this month. Today, 5:44 am
  • Al Alburquerque (hip) struggles in return
    Al Alburquerque (hip) yielded four runs while retiring just one batter in his return to action Thursday.

    Advice: He allowed two hits and two walks to the Royals. Alburquerque had been unavailable for over a week with discomfort in his right hip, so hopefully it's not still an issue for him. Today, 5:37 am
  • Rea strikes out six in win over Dodgers
    Colin Rea didn't earn a decision in Thursday's contest with the Dodgers, yielding two runs on four hits over five innings.

    Advice: Rea struck out six and walked two on the evening. The Dodgers didn't break through against him until his final inning on the mound, when Joc Pederson and Chase Utley came through with RBI hits. Despite the relative lack of damage in Thursday's game, the 25-year-old right-hander still holds a paltry 5.47 ERA and 1.42 WHIP. He'll face the Rockies at home in his next start. Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Mat Latos allows four runs in four innings
    Mat Latos wasn't long for Thursday's no-decision against the Padres, lasting just four innings while allowing four runs.

    Advice: The Padres dinged Latos for eight hits over his limited time on the mound, scoring twice in the first inning and two more times in the second to account for all the damage on the right-hander's line. The tough start drove his ERA to 4.92. A short road trip for a date with the Angels is up next on his schedule. Yesterday, 10:34 pm
  • Tigers option Knudson to Triple-A
    Tigers optioned RHP Guido Knudson to Triple-A Toledo

    Advice: At the major league level, Knudson's allowed six runs in 4 2/3 innings. He's posted superior numbers between Double-A Erie and Triple-A Toledo, though, boasting a 2.70 ERA and 56/29 K/BB ratio across 56 2/3 innings. Yesterday, 10:28 pm
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    4:08 pm vs Cle
  • Edinson Volquez gives up six runs
    Edinson Volquez was lifted after allowing six runs in three innings Thursday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Volquez also gave up six runs to the Tigers on Aug. 12, though at least he did it in seven innings that time. His overall numbers still look fine -- he has a 3.53 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP -- but we'd be kind of worried about counting on him in the postseason if we were the Royals. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Matt Boyd gets yanked in second
    Matt Boyd lasted just one-plus innings and gave up six runs Thursday against the Royals.

    Advice: It's the second time in his eight starts that he's failed to record more than three outs, and he hasn't really shown enough in the others to justify a spot in the Tigers' 2016 rotation. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Chris Rusin goes distance to beat Giants
    Chris Rusin went the distance against the Giants on Thursday, allowing three runs in his second career complete-game victory.

    Advice: Rusin had a shutout against the Padres last month, so this makes him the team's first pitcher to throw two complete games at Coors Field in the same season since Aaron Cook in 2008. He's still just 5-7 with a 4.78 ERA overall, but that's better than anyone would have expected going into the year. Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Matt Wisler blasted for seven runs
    Matt Wisler was torched for seven runs in 1 2/3 innings by the Nationals on Thursday.

    Advice: One wonders how much longer the Braves will keep running Wisler out there. This is the third time in seven starts that he's allowed seven runs, and his ERA has jumped from 3.10 to 5.97 since the All-Star break. If he's not shut down completely, the Braves could just send him to the pen. Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Cubs send James Russell outright to Triple-A
    Cubs sent RHP James Russell outright to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Russell has had a miserable season, compiling a 5.29 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over 34 innings. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth at Triple-A and could get another chance with the big league club before the regular season ends. Yesterday, 4:46 pm
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  • Cubs recall C.J. Edwards from Triple-A Iowa
    Cubs recalled RHP C.J. Edwards from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: The 24-year-old has posted a terrific 2.87 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 41/17 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. He'll provide an extra weapon out of the bullpen for the Cubs in the final month of the season. Yesterday, 4:43 pm
  • Alburquerque (hip) throws in bullpen
    Al Alburquerque (hip) threw 10 pitches in a bullpen session Thursday.

    Advice: Alburquerque hasn't pitched since August 24 due to discomfort in his right hip, but he felt fine during Thursday's bullpen. He could return to action as soon as Friday. Yesterday, 2:37 pm
  • Gonzalez expected to be placed on DL
    Miguel Gonzalez (elbow, shoulder) is expected to be placed on the disabled list Friday.

    Advice: Gonzalez felt discomfort in both his shoulder and elbow following his most recent start on Sunday, but tests revealed only inflammation. Still, he's going to get an extended rest. The 31-year-old has struggled to the tune of a 7.46 ERA over his last seven starts, so that's probably a good thing. Yesterday, 2:30 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Sanchez (shoulder) throws from 90 feet
    Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) threw from a distance of 90 feet on Thursday.

    Advice: Sanchez said that he wasn't in any pain, but plans to take things slowly as he makes his way back from a right rotator cuff strain. It's unclear whether he'll pitch again this season and the Tigers have little reason to rush things at this point. Yesterday, 2:26 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm vs Cle
  • Gibson fires quality start vs White Sox
    Kyle Gibson turned in a quality start in Thursday afternoon's no-decision against the White Sox, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings.

    Advice: Gibson struck out four without walking a batter in the contest. Solitary runs scored in the first, fourth and sixth innings. Gibson's struggled with putting runners on base in previous starts, but he's mostly been able to limit the amount touching the plate. He'll carry a 3.84 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 115/55 K/BB ratio (across 164 innings) into a tough road showdown with the division-leading Royals next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 1:40 pm
  • Strasburg (back) on track to return vs. Mets
    Nationals manager Matt Williams said that Stephen Strasburg (back) felt fine coming out of his bullpen session Thursday.

    Advice: Strasburg left his most recent start on Sunday due to discomfort in his upper back and will have his turn skipped on Friday. However, the expectation is that he'll make his return for a crucial series against the first-place Mets early next week. Yesterday, 1:30 pm
  • Tigers activate Kyle Lobstein from 60-day DL
    Tigers activated LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lobstein will return to the Tigers' rotation on Friday night against the Indians after missing over three months with a left shoulder injury. The southpaw owns a 4.34 ERA in 87 career major league frames and is not a great fantasy option for the stretch run. Yesterday, 10:23 am
  • Tigers outright Josh Zeid to AAA Toledo
    Tigers sent RHP Josh Zeid outright to Triple-A Toledo.

    Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for one of the Tigers' September callups. Zeid, 28, owns a 5.21 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, and 42/19 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 major league frames. Yesterday, 9:54 am
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    4:08 pm vs Cle
  • Erik Johnson to start Sunday vs. the Royals
    Erik Johnson will start Sunday in Kansas City.

    Advice: Chris Sale will be pushed back to Monday. Johnson has registered a stellar 2.37 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 136/41 K/BB ratio across 132 2/3 innings this season at Triple-A Charlotte and is worth another look in deeper mixed fantasy leagues. The right-hander struggled in five starts with the White Sox in 2014. Yesterday, 8:45 am
  • Perkins (back) won't be on Twins' road trip
    Glen Perkins (back) won't be with the Twins for the start of their upcoming road trip.

    Advice: Perkins is still dealing with a back spasm and could barely walk in the clubhouse ahead of Thursday afternoon's series finale at home against the White Sox. Kevin Jepsen is a must-own in all standard fantasy leagues. Perkins, 32, has also missed time this year with a neck injury. Yesterday, 8:27 am
  • Tom Wilhelmsen gets eighth save
    Tom Wilhelmsen got a five-out save Wednesday against the Astros.

    Advice: Wilhelmsen came into a 5-3 game in the eighth and then stayed in after the Mariners made it 8-3 in the top of the ninth. Thanks to the Mariners' recent run, he's managed to notch six saves in the last 11 days. Wednesday, 9:29 pm
  • Scott Kazmir gets yanked in fifth
    Scott Kazmir yielded three runs -- two earned -- and seven hits in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: A rare off night for Kazmir, who needed 98 pitches to get 13 outs. Still, he was able to minimize the damage, so his ERA merely jumped from 2.45 to 2.50. Wednesday, 9:27 pm
  • Perkins unavailable due to back stiffness
    Glen Perkins was unavailable Wednesday due to back stiffness.

    Advice: Perkins dealt with back issues recently but pitched as recently as Tuesday, earning the save against the White Sox. On Wednesday, that honor went to Kevin Jepsen as Perkins watched. Perkins had a precautionary MRI taken of the back and is likely to stay behind as the team departs on a road trip Friday. The results of the MRI, and how his back feels Thursday, should give a better indication of what he's dealing with. Wednesday, 8:10 pm
  • Alburquerque undergoes MRI on right hip
    Al Alburquerque underwent an MRI on his right hip Wednesday.

    Advice: Alburquerque hasn't pitched since August 24 as he manages pain in the hip. More should be known about his condition after the results of the MRI are returned. Wednesday, 3:33 pm
  • Strasburg (back) won't make start on Friday
    Stephen Strasburg (back) won't start on Friday as originally hoped.

    Advice: Strasburg played catch Wednesday and is still slated to throw a bullpen session Thursday, but Tanner Roark will take the hill against the Braves. Wednesday was the second consecutive day Strasburg has played catch, a good sign even if he's not yet on track to return to the mound. The right-hander is fighting through some discomfort in his upper back that forced him to leave his most start. More should be known about his immediate future after Thursday's bullpen session. Wednesday, 3:24 pm
  • Alburquerque dealing with upper leg soreness
    Al Alburquerque acknowledged Wednesday that he's been dealing with some soreness in his upper right leg.

    Advice: The discomfort is near his hip, but Alburquerque hopes to be available out of the Tigers' bullpen on Wednesday night against the Royals. The 29-year-old right-hander holds a 3.52 ERA, 1.44 WHIP, and 50/28 K/BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings this season for Detroit. Wednesday, 2:19 pm
  • Padres DFA left-hander Chris Rearick
    Padres designated LHP Chris Rearick for assignment.

    Advice: Rearick was claimed back off waivers from the Rangers on August 30, but he's again without a home. The 27-year-old left-hander has logged just five appearances at the major league level in his professional baseball career. Wednesday, 1:39 pm
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  • Cardinals recall Nick Greenwood from AAA
    Cardinals recalled LHP Nick Greenwood from Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Greenwood will function as a long reliever for the final four weeks of the 2015 regular season. Wednesday, 1:11 pm
  • Wilhelmsen stifles Astros for seventh save
    Tom Wilhelmsen threw a perfect ninth inning against the Astros on Tuesday to earn his seventh save.

    Advice: Wilhelmsen struck out one in the scoreless inning of work. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon's vote of confidence last week wasn't terribly confident, but Wilhelmsen has done nothing to suggest he isn't capable of handling the job. The big righty is now 7-for-7 in save chances with a 3.60 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 48/24 K/BB ratio in 50 innings this year. Tuesday, 10:07 pm
  • Perkins returns to ninth, earns 32nd save
    Glen Perkins returned to the closer role on Tuesday, allowing a run on three hits but earning the save in the Twins' 8-6 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: It wasn't a smooth return to the ninth inning by any means, but the left-hander was still able to get the job done after back issues forced him out of the role last week. With Perkins taking over as closer, Kevin Jepsen returned to a setup role. Perkins now has 32 saves with a 2.68 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 46/8 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings this year. Tuesday, 8:58 pm
  • Gonzalez's MRIs show only inflammation
    MRIs on Miguel Gonzalez's right elbow and shoulder showed only inflammation.

    Advice: Gonzalez has dealt with shoulder soreness for a little while and thinks he might have caused an elbow injury but compensating for it. However, the good news is that he's not dealing with any structural issues. The right-hander is expected to miss at least one turn but should rejoin the Orioles' rotation at some point later this month. Tuesday, 4:46 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Stephen Strasburg (back) plays catch Tuesday
    Stephen Strasburg (back) played catch without any issues on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's a good sign, obviously, but Strasburg won't be cleared to make his next scheduled start until he gets though a bullpen session. The Nats had Tanner Roark throw only two innings at Double-A Harrisburg on Monday just in case he's needed to start in place of Strasburg. Tuesday, 3:40 pm
  • Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) resumes throwing
    Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) played catch on Tuesday.

    Advice: Tigers manager Brad Ausmus noted that Sanchez wasn't in any pain, but his throwing session was just "OK." There remains no timetable for Sanchez's return to the rotation, but this is the first step. He's been on the shelf since mid-August with a right rotator cuff strain. Tuesday, 3:38 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm vs Cle
  • Cubs DFA left-hander James Russell
    Cubs designated LHP James Russell for assignment.

    Advice: Russell was sporting a rough 5.29 ERA through 49 relief appearances this season for the Cubs. He was a casualty of Tuesday's initial round of September callups. Tuesday, 1:53 pm
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    11:20 am vs Ari
  • White Sox recall prospect Erik Johnson
    White Sox recalled RHP Erik Johnson from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Johnson seen major league starts in 2013 and 2014, but he's pitched at Triple-A Charlotte for the whole of 2015. His numbers at the level have been stellar, including a 2.37 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 136/41 K/BB ratio in 132 2/3 innings. The 25-year-old right-hander could represent an intriguing flier for deeper AL-only formats. Tuesday, 12:11 pm
  • Blue Jays designate Hynes for assignment
    Blue Jays designated LHP Colt Hynes for assignment.

    Advice: The move makes room for the Blue Jays' pending September call-ups. Hynes has made five appearances in the majors this season and owns a 3.16 ERA and 24/14 K/BB ratio over 31 1/3 innings with Triple-A Buffalo. Tuesday, 9:10 am
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    4:07 pm vs Bal
  • Gonzalez (shoulder, elbow) to undergo MRIs
    Miguel Gonzalez will undergo an MRI on his right shoulder and right elbow on Tuesday.

    Advice: Orioles manager Buck Showalter noted prior to Monday's game that Gonzalez had some soreness in "a couple places," and now we know more specifics. He already had a cortisone shot in his shoulder and will have both body parts examined to see if he's dealing with an structural damage. Gonzalez likely would have already been placed on the disabled list if roster expansion wasn't a day away. He figures to miss at least one start. Monday, 7:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Strasburg (back) doesn't play catch Monday
    Stephen Strasburg (back) didn't have his normal day-after-start game of catch Monday.

    Advice: That's no surprise, of course, after he exited Sunday's outing with discomfort in his upper back. Strasburg doesn't have any structural damage, but he'll be given time for anti-inflammatories to kick in before he's allowed to resume a throwing program. He'll be re-evaluated on Tuesday. Monday, 3:40 pm
  • Miguel Gonzalez dealing with some soreness
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Monday that Miguel Gonzalez is nursing some soreness in "a couple places."

    Advice: The skipper wouldn't offer any more details but did say that trainer Richie Bancells was a little concerned and it's possible Gonzalez's next start could be affected. More should be known about the righty's situation later this week. Monday, 1:48 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Rangers tag Gonzalez for four runs
    Miguel Gonzalez pitched into the sixth inning in Sunday's loss to the Rangers, yielding four runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 frames.

    Advice: Gonzalez struck out three and walked two as the Rangers dinged him for two runs in the first, one in the third and one in the sixth. The 31-year-old right-hander has now surrendered three or more runs in seven of his nine starts since the All-Star Break. He'll carry a 4.85 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 106/48 K/BB ratio (over 141 innings) into his next start, a road tilt with the Blue Jays offensive doom machine. Sunday, 2:52 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Strasburg leaves game with discmofort in back
    Stephen Strasburg was forced to leave Sunday's start against the Rockies after four innings due to discomfort in his upper back.

    Advice: It's similar to one of the many injury issues that the right-hander has dealt with this season. It's unclear at the moment how much time he may miss. He has been limited to a total of 91 innings in 18 starts this year. Sunday, 2:32 pm
  • Strasburg burned by pair of homers
    Stephen Strasburg struggled early in Sunday's win over the Marlins, surrendering four runs on seven hits over four innings.

    Advice: Strasburg surrendered a three-run homer to Justin Bour in the first inning and a solo bomb to Derek Dietrich in the fourth. After the frame ended, Starsburg was pulled from the game. There was no initial sign of injury, though his fastball velocity had dropped to 92 on several pitches. If there's anything amiss with him, the team should clarify after the game. Hopefully there's nothing physically wrong, as he's pitched much better of late than the overall 4.35 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 98/21 K/BB ratio (in 91 innings) he's set to take into a scheduled home start against the Braves. Sunday, 1:49 pm
  • Padres claim Chris Rearick off waivers
    Padres claimed LHP Chris Rearick off waivers from the Rangers; optioned him to Double-A San Antonio.

    Advice: Rearick went from the Padres to the Rangers on a waiver claim a little over a week ago and now is back with San Diego again. The Padres designated Caleb Thielbar for assignment to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. Sunday, 11:56 am
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  • Mat Latos pitches well in return to rotation
    Mat Latos held the Cubs to two runs over 4 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision.

    Advice: Latos was skipped on his last turn through the Dodgers' rotation and pitched pretty well in his return to action Saturday all things considered. The right-hander walked three but struck out five and yielded only four hits. He'll face the Padres on the road next. Saturday, 9:44 pm
  • Rusin hurls quality start against Pirates
    Chris Rusin turned in a quality start in Saturday's loss to the Pirates, allowing three runs on six hits over six innings.

    Advice: All three runs against Rusin scored in the first inning when he coughed up a three-run homer to Aramis Ramirez. He posted goose eggs on the scoreboard over the next five frames. He needed a rebound like this after he was rocked for 11 runs over two-plus innings versus the Mets in his last start. The 28-year-old southpaw will carry a 4.94 ERA and 1.61 WHIP into a home date with the Giants next time he toes the rubber. Saturday, 7:21 pm
  • Rea scuffles in loss to Phillies
    Colin Rea's fourth major league start resulted in a loss to the Phillies on Saturday, as he allowed four runs on six hits over five innings.

    Advice: The Phillies nicked Rea for two runs in the second and an additional two in the fourth. Over 19 2/3 innings, he's pitched to a tough 5.95 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. He has yet to last six innings in a start, but will try for that mark once more when he tangles with the Dodgers in a home outing next time out. Saturday, 7:08 pm
  • Glen Perkins will resume closing for Twins
    Glen Perkins (back) struck out two in a scoreless inning of work on Friday in his return to the mound.

    Advice: Perkins has been dealing with a back issue and was briefly pulled from his ninth inning duties until manager Paul Molitor felt that he was fully healthy and could be counted on to remain in that role. Apparently he saw all that he needed on Friday, saying afterwards that Perkins would move back to the closer's role. Saturday, 5:13 am
  • Wilhelmsen earns fifth save in win over CWS
    Tom Wilhelmsen locked down his fifth save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Friday's 2-0 win over the White Sox.

    Advice: Wilhelmsen entered with the Mariners clinging to a 2-0 lead. He made sure that slight advantage held up, recording three outs without issue. He's now 5-for-5 in save chances and has pitched to a 3.78 ERA with a 45/23 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings. Friday, 9:53 pm
  • Kazmir pitches seven strong in loss to Twins
    Scott Kazmir pitched well in Friday's loss to the Twins, yielding three runs on three hits over seven innings.

    Advice: The Twins notched a run on the board with a solo homer by Eduardo Nunez in the third, then posted two more in the fourth to account for the rest of the offense in the game. Kazmir struck out six and walked one on the evening. Despite a 7-9 record, he's been money all season long and holds a 2.45 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 137/48 K/BB ratio over 154 innings. He'll have a chance at revenge for Friday's loss next time he takes the ball, as the Twins will be traveling to Houston to play in Kazmir's crib. Friday, 9:24 pm
  • Gibson blanks Astros over 5 2/3 innings
    Kyle Gibson didn't allow a run to score in Friday's win over the Astros, tossing 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball.

    Advice: Gibson scattered four hits while striking out four and walking three. While he kept the Astros off the scoreboard, he wasn't particularly efficient with his pitches and had thrown 111 when he was pulled with two outs in the sixth inning. He'll take a 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 111/55 K/BB ratio (over 158 innings) into a road date with the Royals next time he toes the rubber. Friday, 9:19 pm
  • Volquez pitches into seventh against TB
    Edinson Volquez spun a nice start in Friday's win over the Rays, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Volquez struck out five and walked two on the evening. He hit trouble spots in the second and third innings, but otherwise kept the Rays from denting the scoreboard. The veteran right-hander has been a consistent starter for the Royals with his 3.32 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. He'll tango with the Tigers in a home AL Central clash next time he takes the ball. Friday, 7:47 pm
  • Boyd serves up three homers in loss to Jays
    Matt Boyd struggled against his former club on Friday, serving up three home runs in a losing effort against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Boyd surrendered a total of five runs on seven hits over his six innings of work while walking three and striking out four. The Jays broke things open against him in the third inning with back-to-back homers from Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson. Boyd now owns a troublesome 7.12 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season. He'll look for better results against the Royals in Kansas City on Thursday. Friday, 6:36 pm
  • Perkins won't regain closer role immediately
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Glen Perkins (back) is expected to be available Friday but won't return to his closer role immediately.

    Advice: Molitor wants Perkins to show that he can be healthy and effective until he puts him back in the ninth inning. It will probably only take an appearance or two, but until then Kevin Jepsen will continue to handle the closing duties. Friday, 2:38 pm
  • Chris Rearick designated for assignment
    Rangers designated LHP Chris Rearick for assignment.

    Advice: Rearick was just claimed off waivers from the Padres a couple days ago. Consider he got all the way to the Rangers the first time, he could clear waivers this time around. Friday, 1:19 pm
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    7:10 pm vs LAD
  • Perkins expected to be available on Friday
    Paul Molitor is very optimistic that Glen Perkins (back) will be available on Friday.

    Advice: The southpaw was unavailable on Wednesday and Thursday due to lower back spasms, but is expected to be ready enough to pitch on Friday. Kevin Jepsen has been filling in as the closer in his absence. Thursday, 7:21 pm
  • Perkins (back) will be gametime decision Thu.
    Twins manager Paul Molitor said that Glen Perkins (back) will be a game-time decision Thursday.

    Advice: Perkins was unavailable for Wednesday's game due to lower back spasms and he's no sure thing to pitch Thursday, either. Molitor wants to stay away from using Kevin Jepsen on Thursday, so things could get interesting if Perkins is also unavailable. Casey Fien or Trevor May would be the most likely options in a save situation. Thursday, 1:39 pm
  • Perkins unavailable due to lower back spasms
    Glen Perkins was unavailable for Wednesday's game due to lower back spasms.

    Advice: The good news is that his neck injury wasn't the reason Perkins was passed over for the save chance. That honor went to Kevin Jepsen, who closed out the Rays with little issue. Perkins should be fine moving forward, but Jepsen remains a necessary handcuff until Perkins is clear of all his ailments. Wednesday, 7:59 pm
  • Sanchez (shoulder) set to throw next week
    Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) is scheduled to start throwing early next week.

    Advice: That's from Tigers trainer Kevin Rand after Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said earlier Wednesday that Sanchez "won't pick up a ball until he's asymptomatic." With little left to play for, the Tigers would do well to ensure Sanchez is fully healthy before he comes back, regardless of whether that's in 2015 or 2016. Wednesday, 3:55 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm vs Cle
  • McClendon: Wilhelmsen is closer 'as we speak'
    Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Wednesday that Tom Wilhelmsen is the team's closer "as we speak."

    Advice: It's not a surprise, as Wilhelmsen has converted each of the club's last two save chances without much difficulty. Carson Smith is still probably the team's best reliever and perhaps their closer of the future, but he's going through a rough patch right now so it makes sense to give Wilhelmsen a shot. Wednesday, 11:43 am
  • Rangers claim Chris Rearick off waivers
    Rangers claimed LHP Chris Rearick off waivers from the Padres; optioned him to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: Rearick had been designated for assignment last week. He holds a 5.23 ERA at Triple-A this season and has allowed four runs over three innings in the majors. Wednesday, 11:37 am
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    7:10 pm vs LAD
  • Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) still not throwing
    Anibal Sanchez (shoulder) has yet to resume throwing.

    Advice: Sanchez has missed the last week with a right rotator cuff strain. "I think he's just getting treatment right now," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "He won't pick up a ball until he's asymptomatic." Sanchez has a history of shoulder problems, so Detroit figures to proceed cautiously with him. Wednesday, 6:51 am
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm vs Cle
  • Wilhelmsen slams door on Mariners, gets save
    Tom Wilhelmsen picked up his fourth save with a scoreless ninth inning facing the Athletics in Tuesday's 6-5 victory.

    Advice: Wilhelmsen worked around a two-out Sam Fuld double as Josh Reddick lined out to end the game. The right-hander got the save on Monday as well and appears to be the Mariners' leading ninth-inning option at the moment. He's 4-for-4 in save chances with a 3.86 ERA and a 45/23 K/BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings. Tuesday, 10:44 pm
  • Gonzalez chased in the fifth, takes 10th loss
    Miguel Gonzalez lasted only 4 1/3 innings, giving up three runs in a loss to the Royals on Tuesday.

    Advice: Gonzalez served up a solo home run to Kendrys Morales in the second inning and the Royals used a pair of walks and a pair of singles to plate two in the third. On the evening, the right-hander gave up six hits and three walks while striking out one in the effort. Gonzalez has had a forgettable second half and now carries a disappointing 4.78 ERA with a 1.37 WHIP and a 103/46 K/BB ratio over 135 2/3 innings. He'll try to salvage his August, wrapping up a road trip in Texas against the Rangers. Tuesday, 10:14 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Strasburg solid over 6 innings to beat Padres
    Stephen Strasburg held the Padres to two runs in six innings, earning the win on Tuesday.

    Advice: Strasburg's lone mistake was a two-run home run to Jedd Gyorko in the second inning. In total, he gave up only two hits and a walk while striking out seven. In four starts since returning from the disabled list, the right-hander has a 1.73 ERA, perhaps a sign he can still salvage his season. Strasburg will carry a 4.14 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 95/21 K/BB ratio over 87 innings into a home start versus the Marlins. Tuesday, 7:38 pm
  • Carrasco (shoulder) lands on disabled list
    Indians placed RHP Carlos Carrasco on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 22, with right shoulder inflammation.

    Advice: An MRI on Carrasco's right shoulder came back clean, but the Indians aren't going to take any chances here. He's been given a cortisone injection and is expected back when first eligible on September 6. Cody Anderson is taking Carrasco's spot in the rotation. Tuesday, 7:33 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
  • Carrasco scratched Wed. with sore shoulder
    Carlos Carrasco has been scratched from his start Wednesday against the Brewers with a sore shoulder.

    Advice: Cody Anderson is going to take the hill instead. An MRI came up clean on Carrasco's right shoulder, but he could spend a bit of time on the disabled list for the out-of-contention Indians. He was given a cortisone injection on Tuesday afternoon. Carrasco fanned 11 batters over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball last Friday in a win over the Yankees. Tuesday, 1:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:08 pm @Det
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