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  • T.J. McFarland designated for assignment
    Orioles designated LHP T.J. McFarland for assignment.

    Advice: McFarland was pummeled for four runs over two-thirds of an inning Saturday in his lone appearance after returning from the disabled list. He stands a good chance at clearing waivers. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:17 am
  • Oliver Drake recalled from Triple-A
    Orioles recalled RHP Oliver Drake from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Drake has allowed six runs over 5 2/3 relief innings with the Orioles this season. He'll be used in low-leverage situations. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:16 am
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    10:05 am @NYY
     
  • Orioles bring back reliever Tommy Hunter
    Orioles signed RHP Tommy Hunter to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Hunter was released by the Indians last week after struggling on a rehab assignment. He held a decent 3.74 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings before his back injury, though, and is worth a shot at the prorated veteran minimum. Hunter, of course, spent 2011-15 with the Orioles. Rotoworld.com Today, 8:12 am
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    12:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Joel de la Cruz to be skipped by Braves
    The Braves will skip Joel de la Cruz's next start.

    Advice: De la Cruz has allowed nine runs over his last two starts and could be wearing down since he did more relieving than starting at Triple-A this season. Matt Wisler will start on regular rest Tuesday in de la Cruz's place. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:29 am
  • Chafin (shoulder, groin) expected back soon
    Andrew Chafin (shoulder, groin) is expected to be activated from the disabled list not long after rosters expand on September 1.

    Advice: Chafin has been on the DL since early July with a shoulder issue and encountered a setback on his rehab assignment when he strained his groin. He's been able to throw off a mound in spite of the groin problem, though, and might rejoin the D'Backs bullpen later this week. Rotoworld.com Today, 6:19 am
    15-Day DL
    1:10 pm vs Cin
     
  • John Gant optioned to Triple-A
    Braves optioned RHP John Gant to Triple-A Gwinnett.

    Advice: He's clearing out to make room for Sunday's starter, Aaron Blair. Gant will rejoin the Braves' bullpen in September for expanded rosters. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:30 am
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    1:05 pm @SF
     
  • Steve Geltz recalled from Triple-A
    Rays recalled RHP Steve Geltz from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: He's posted a 6.75 ERA in his time with the Rays this season. Geltz will provide a fresh relief arm. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:25 am
  • Tyler Sturdevant optioned to Triple-A
    Rays optioned RHP Tyler Sturdevant to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Sturdevant has put up a 3.93 ERA over 16 relief appearances for the Rays. He'll return when rosters expand. Rotoworld.com Today, 5:23 am
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    11:10 am @Hou
     
  • Suarez gives up three runs in 4 1/3 innings
    Albert Suarez got hit with a loss after giving up three runs in 4 1/3 innings to the Braves on Saturday.

    Advice: All of the damage came on a three-run bomb by Matt Kemp in the fourth inning. Suarez fanned five batters while giving up two free passes and five base hits. He is now 3-2 with a 4.35 ERA in 60 innings split between the rotation and the bullpen. He has also been called up and sent down to Triple-A multiple times this year. He is no more than a shaky streamer in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:50 pm
  • Johnson tosses perfect ninth for 13th save
    Jim Johnson kept the Giants off the bases in a clean ninth inning to snare his 13th save of the season on Saturday.

    Advice: He induced three consecutive groundouts to close out the game without any drama. Johnson has been a steady presence in the back of the Atlanta bullpen. He has 49 strikeouts and 18 walks in 49 1/3 innings. Johnson took over the closer's role when Arodys Vizcaino got hurt and didn't give it back when Vizcaino returned. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Marlins option LHP Hunter Cervenka to AAA
    Marlins optioned LHP Hunter Cervenka to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Sunday's starter, Justin Nicolino. Cervenka will be back in September. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:46 pm
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    10:10 am vs SD
     
  • Neal holds Cards to two runs in six frames
    Zach Neal allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings while fanning three and took a no-decision as the Athletics beat the Cardinals 3-2 on Saturday.

    Advice: He gave up a solo homer to Randal Grichuk in the second inning. The unearned run scored in the third frame on an error by third baseman Ryon Healy. Neal's ERA improves to 4.96 with the quality start. The rookie rarely strikes out or walks anyone. He has only 17 strikeouts and an amazing two walks across 45 1/3 innings. He isn't likely to generate enough value to be of interest in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 7:38 pm
  • Uehara (pectoral) throws 53 pitches on Friday
    Koji Uehara (pectoral) threw 53 pitches off a mound on Friday.

    Advice: ESPN's Scott Lauber noted that Uehara was throwing with "good intensity." Uehara is scheduled to throw again Monday and could face live hitters for the first time since straining his pectoral muscle shortly after the All-Star break. He'll likely share setup duties with Brad Ziegler upon his return. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 3:31 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:08 pm vs KC
     
  • Giants recall Albert Suarez to start Saturday
    Giants recalled RHP Albert Suarez from Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: The 26-year-old hurler has appeared in 16 games for the Giants this season (six starts), compiling a 4.20 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 40/17 K/BB ratio. He could be worth a look as a streaming option against the Braves on Saturday. Rotoworld.com Yesterday, 12:11 pm
  • Bud Norris solid versus Cubs
    Bud Norris yielded two runs in five innings Friday against the Cubs.

    Advice: It was a decent bounce-back outing for Norris, who struggled last week in his first start off the DL and then pitched in relief Monday. He might be a swingman throughout September, depending on how the Dodgers' injured starters fare. If he pitches on four days' rest next time out, he'll be facing the Rockies at Coors, which is a matchup fantasy leaguers should want no part of. Rotoworld.com Friday, 11:04 pm
    Player Note
    Bud Norris LAD - SP,RP
    1:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Daniel Hudson takes blown save
    Given the save chance Friday, Daniel Hudson took a blown save after giving up a run against the Reds.

    Advice: At least it was just the one run, which is better than the previous Diamondbacks closers had done of late. Manager Chip Hale indicated that Hudson and Randall Delgado would be his preferred late-inning relievers after Enrique Burgos blew his most recent chance. Delgado pitched a scoreless eighth tonight, so perhaps he'll get the next save chance now. Still, Hudson probably deserves one more chance, since he had been on quite the roll of late. Rotoworld.com Friday, 10:41 pm
  • T.J. McFarland activated from disabled list
    Orioles activated LHP T.J. McFarland from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: McFarland has been out for the last two months with left knee tendinitis. He'll be used in low-leverage situations. Rotoworld.com Friday, 12:42 pm
  • Indians release right-hander Tommy Hunter
    Indians released RHP Tommy Hunter.

    Advice: Hunter had been sidelined since mid-July with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back and was struggling badly on his minor league rehab assignment. The 30-year-old right-hander is now a free agent. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 12:55 pm
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    12:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Hudson moving into late-inning role with ARI
    Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said late Wednesday that Daniel Hudson will likely be moved into a late-inning role.

    Advice: Hale didn't officially anoint Hudson as the team's new closer, but it's a decent bet he gets the next save opportunity. Hudson earned his 17th hold of the season on Wednesday night against the Braves and has now gone 10 straight appearances without allowing a run after struggling badly in July. Enrique Burgos, meanwhile, has surrendered seven earned runs over his last three innings of work, including four earned Wednesday versus Atlanta. Hale also mentioned Randall Delgado as a possible late-inning guy for the stretch run. Arizona's bullpen is such a mess. Rotoworld.com Thursday, 6:14 am
  • Rays call Sturdevant up to big league club
    Rays recalled RHP Tyler Strudevant from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Strudevant pitched to a 4.08 ERA and 12/6 K/BB ratio in 17 2/3 innings previous innings with the Rays this season. Prior to the call-up, He had been toiling away in Durham since the middle of July. There is no fantasy intrigue here. Rotoworld.com Wednesday, 8:42 pm
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    11:10 am @Hou
     
  • Uehara (pectoral) throws bullpen session
    Koji Uehara (pectoral) threw a successful 32-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: He'll do similar workouts Friday and Monday before facing live hitters. Uehara has been on the disabled list since July 20 because of a pectoral strain. He could make it back to the majors around the middle of September if everything goes smoothly from here. Rotoworld.com Tuesday, 2:20 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:08 pm vs KC
     
  • Hunter (back) won't return until September
    Tommy Hunter (back) has been informed that he's not likely to return until after rosters expand on September 1.

    Advice: Hunter, out since mid-July with a non-displaced fracture in his lower back, has allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks over four innings since beginning a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Columbus earlier this month. The Indians want him to get more work in the minors before bringing him back. The 30-year-old owns a 3.74 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio over 21 1/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com Monday, 6:24 pm
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    12:05 pm @Tex
     
  • Uehara (pectoral) to throw off mound
    Koji Uehara (pectoral) will throw off a mound on Tuesday.

    Advice: It will be his first time doing so since landing on the disabled list with a pectoral strain about a month ago. The Red Sox have conceded that it's an unusual injury, but Uehara has a chance to make it back in September if he can avoid setbacks. Rotoworld.com Monday, 2:28 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:08 pm vs KC
     
  • Nats crush Joel de la Cruz for six runs
    Joel de la Cruz had nothing in Sunday's no-decision against the Nationals, surrendering six runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Bryce Harper and Chris Heisey managed the big blows against de la Cruz on Sunday, with Harper cranking a three-run home run in the third inning and Heisey notching a slightly less damaging two-run shot of his own in the sixth. The disappointing outing bumped de la Cruz's ERA from 3.72 to 4.47 (44 1/3 innings). He will try for better times in a road date with the Giants next time he toes the rubber. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 3:25 pm
  • Neal allows four earned in loss to White Sox
    Zach Neal allowed four earned runs over 4 2/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the White Sox.

    Advice: Chicago got to him for eight hits, including two doubles and a Jose Abreu homer. Neal was starting Sunday in place of Jesse Hahn, who had to be scratched due to renewed shoulder discomfort. It's not clear if the 27-year-old right-hander is going to get another turn. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 2:12 pm
  • John Gant activated from disabled list
    Braves activated RHP John Gant from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He's been out since late June with a strained oblique. Gant will be used in long relief for now but could get another shot to start eventually. Rotoworld.com Aug 21, 7:57 am
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    1:05 pm @SF
     
  • Neal to start Sunday in place of Hahn (shoulder)
    Zach Neal will start Sunday against the White Sox.

    Advice: He's making a spot start in place of Jesse Hahn, who was scratched after feeling renewed shoulder discomfort. With Hahn's status up in the air, Neal has a chance to remain in the starting rotation. However, he'll have to put his best effort forward with top prospect Jharel Cotton close to making his big league debut. Rotoworld.com Aug 20, 2:31 pm
  • Norris struggles in return from DL
    Bud Norris was far from sharp in his return from the disabled list on Friday against the Reds, giving up six runs in 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Norris has been out all month with a mid-back strain. The veteran right-hander gave up seven hits (including a three-run homer to Joey Votto) and walked four. He was at 94 pitches before being pulled in the fourth inning. Norris has generally been up and down since being acquired from the Braves at the end of June. He’ll try to bounce back next week in an important matchup against the Giants. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 8:56 pm
    Player Note
    Bud Norris LAD - SP,RP
    1:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Bud Norris activated for Friday start
    Dodgers activated RHP Bud Norris from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Norris will rejoin the rotation on Friday against the Reds. He missed a couple weeks of action with a back injury but threw 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball during a rehab start to gain clearance to return to the majors. Rotoworld.com Aug 19, 1:25 pm
    Player Note
    Bud Norris LAD - SP,RP
    1:10 pm vs ChC
     
  • Braves keeping Jim Johnson at closer for now
    The Braves will stay with Jim Johnson at closer while they ease Arodys Vizcaino into action.

    Advice: Vizcaino is back after missing a month with a strained oblique but the Braves will wait before reinserting him into the closer role. The Braves also plan to keep Mauricio Cabrera in the eighth inning, at least for now. Vizcaino should eventually regain the closer job but Johnson's window of fantasy relevance hasn't quite closed yet. Rotoworld.com Aug 18, 2:32 pm
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