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  • John Gant (oblique) ready for rehab start
    John Gant (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Rome on Tuesday.

    Advice: He's slated to make at least three rehab starts before being activated from the disabled list. The Braves seem likely to put him back in their rotation when he's ready. 52 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    4:35 pm vs Phi
  • Jeff Manship (wrist) placed on DL
    Indians placed RHP Jeff Manship on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 27, with right wrist tendinitis.

    Advice: It's unclear how long he's been dealing with the ailment, but it shouldn't keep him sidelined too long. Manship holds a 3.38 ERA and 1.47 WHIP over 37 relief appearances this season. Today, 1:27 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:10 pm vs Oak
  • Shawn Tolleson optioned to Triple-A
    Rangers optioned RHP Shawn Tolleson to Triple-A Round Rock.

    Advice: It's been quite a fall for Tolleson, who began the season as the Rangers' closer. He's been knocked around for 12 runs this month to push his ERA for the season up to 7.68. Today, 1:20 pm
    Not Active
    5:05 pm vs KC
  • Report: 'Strong' interest in Jim Johnson
    Robert Murray of reports that Jim Johnson is drawing "strong" trade interest.

    Advice: SB Nation's Chris Cotillo takes it a step further, saying saying the Braves are "moving toward" a trade of the reliever. The Mets are one club known to have shown interest in the veteran reliever. Johnson has posted a 2.08 ERA ERA since returning from the disabled list in early June and could land somewhere to help out in middle relief. Today, 12:45 pm
  • Brad Boxberger (oblique) back from DL
    Rays activated RHP Brad Boxberger from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Boxberger has been limited to just one appearance this season due to abdominal and oblique injuries. He could see some save chances down the stretch if the Rays trade Alex Colome. Today, 12:31 pm
  • Indians, Giants also in on Mark Melancon
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that, in addition to the Nationals, the Indians and Giants have also inquired on Mark Melancon.

    Advice: The Pirates are fielding offer for their closer even as they're in the Wild Card hunt. Rosenthal says they're looking for a seventh-inning reliever type in addition to a prospect for Melancon. Today, 12:10 pm
  • Tigers ink Cesar Ramos to minors deal
    Tigers signed LHP Cesar Ramos to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Ramos elected free agency earlier this month after being removed from the Rangers' 40-man roster. The left-hander will provide some versatile depth with the ability to start or relieve. Today, 11:45 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Hou
  • Carter Capps goes to Padres in trade
    Padres acquired RHP Carter Capps from the Marlins in the Andrew Cashner trade.

    Advice: Capps is making his way back from Tommy John surgery and might not be ready for the start of next season. He's been a dominant relief arm when healthy, though, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings last season. If he can stay off the DL, the Padres have a potential closer option in Capps. Today, 10:35 am
    60-Day DL
    7:40 pm vs Cin
  • Marlins get Tayron Guerrero from Padres
    Marlins acquired RHP Tayron Guerrero from the Padres in the Andrew Cashner deal.

    Advice: Guerrero made one appearance for the Padres earlier this season and holds a 5.30 ERA and 36/19 K/BB ratio over 35 2/3 relief innings between Double- and Triple-A. The numbers aren't impressive, but Guerrero is 25 and can hit 100 mph, so it's no surprise the Marlins wanted him as a secondary piece in the deal. Today, 10:31 am
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs StL
  • Kintzler 'attracting considerable interest'
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that Brandon Kintzler is "attracting considerable interest."

    Advice: Kintzler has put up a 1.99 ERA and 20/3 K/BB ratio across 31 2/3 innings for the Twins this season after being signed to a minor league deal over the winter. He could help a contender in middle relief. Kintzler is arbitration-eligible for a final time this offseason, so the team acquiring him could also have him for 2017. Today, 10:12 am
  • Nationals among teams in on Mark Melancon
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Nationals have inquired on Mark Melancon.

    Advice: Rosenthal adds that there are "multiple teams" pursuing the closer, with SB Nation's Chris Cotillo saying the Mets might be one of them. The Pirates are in the thick of the Wild Card hunt, but it appears they still might consider trading Melancon, who is an impending free agent. Rosenthal notes that the Nats have also inquired on Wade Davis, as they seem likely to acquire a reliever this weekend with Jonathan Papelbon struggling. Today, 8:57 am
  • Heyman: Five teams in on Andrew Miller
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Nationals, Cardinals, Indians, Rangers and Giants are in on Andrew Miller.

    Advice: He cautions, however, that the chances of Miller being traded "remain slim." The Yankees remain in the Wild Card hunt and Miller is under control through 2018 relatively cheaply, so it's going to take a whole lot to get them to change their minds about dealing the shutdown reliever. Today, 8:11 am
  • Carter Capps also part of haul for Padres
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Carter Capps is also going to the Padres in the Andrew Cashner deal.

    Advice: He adds that Tayron Guerrero is headed to the Marlins, too, as this trade just keeps getting bigger. Capps is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery but has been dominant when healthy, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings last season. He's a big health risk with his unorthodox delivery and big velocity but should be a shutdown reliever as long as the Padres can keep him on the mound. Guerrero has flashed triple-digit heat himself and is under team control for many years. Today, 8:04 am
    60-Day DL
    7:40 pm vs Cin
  • T.J. McFarland (knee) throws off mound
    T.J. McFarland (knee) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's thrown off the bump since going down with left knee tendinitis a month ago. A timetable for McFarland isn't known, but it appears he's making progress. Today, 6:29 am
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Shawn Kelley retires final batter for save
    Shawn Kelley struck out the only batter he faced to pick up his fifth save of the season in Thursday's win over the Giants.

    Advice: Jonathan Papelbon started the inning but was pulled after allowing a one-out single and walk. Oliver Perez came on to retire two of the three batters he faced while allowing one inherited runner to score. Kelley then finished things off with a strikeout of Angel Pagan. Nationals manager Dusty Baker was non-committal after the game when asked about his ninth-inning situation, but Kelley may now be the favorite for saves. Of course, there's a pretty decent chance the Nats will acquire a reliever over the weekend. Today, 5:39 am
  • Roark proves effective in win over Giants
    Tanner Roark pitched well in Thursday's win over the Giants, firing seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball.

    Advice: Roark struck out three and walked three on the evening. Only a Conor Gillaspie RBI ground out in the second inning prevented him from a potential shutout. The 29-year-old right-hander has allowed one or fewer earned runs over seven or more innings in eight outings. That is the second-most in the majors, with only Jon Lester's nine such starts besting it. Roark will carry a 2.96 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 113/41 K/BB ratio (136 2/3 frames) into a road duel with the Diamondbacks next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 10:50 pm
  • Ziegler, Han-Ram combine to blow save
    Brad Ziegler coughed up a 1-0 ninth-inning lead in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Angels.

    Advice: Ziegler entered in the ninth attempting to secure the win for David Price, who gave the Red Sox eight shutout innings. It was not to be. After loading the bases with one out, Ziegler surrendered an infield grounder to Daniel Nava. Enter Hanley Ramirez, who fired home in an attempt to secure the first out on what might have been a game-ending double play. That was the idea, anyway, but Ramirez sailed the throw high to allow two runners to race home. Ballgame. This was Ziegler's third blown save of the season, his first in eight appearances with the Red Sox since coming over from the Diamondbacks via trade earlier this month. He has now allowed runs in back-to-back appearances and might be in line for a breather as this four-game set with the Angels unfolds. Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Boxberger (oblique) on track for Friday
    Brad Boxberger made his second appearance in as many days Wednesday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Boxberger faced two batters, walking one and striking out the other. He is on track to rejoin the Rays' bullpen on Friday after missing nearly two full months with a left oblique strain. Boxberger also had an abdominal injury before that and has been limited to just one appearance this season at the major league level. Yesterday, 5:01 am
  • Ziegler yields go-ahead homer to Cabrera
    Brad Ziegler allowed a go-ahead homer in the top of the ninth inning Wednesday as the Red Sox fell to the Tigers.

    Advice: Ziegler entered a 3-3 game and retired the first two batters he faced -- Ian Kinsler and Jose Iglesias -- but Cabrera launched a two-out solo bomb to right-center to put the Tigers on top. Ziegler is still the best bet for save opportunities in Boston until Craig Kimbrel (knee) returns from the disabled list. Wednesday, 1:38 pm
  • Miller converts ninth save, Yanks top Astros
    Andrew Miller struck out two in a scoreless inning of work to earn his ninth save as the Yankees bested the Astros 6-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: Miller is now 2-for-2 converting save chances since taking over for the departed Aroldis Chapman. What happens with the Yankees' bullpen will be fascinating to watch over the next few days, as the club seems intent on keeping Miller but would almost certainly deal him for the right return. With a 1.39 ERA, 0.77 WHIP and 77/7 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings, he won't come cheap. Tuesday, 8:58 pm
  • Johnson picks up third save against Twins
    Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Twins on Tuesday to earn his third save.

    Advice: Johnson struck out one in the perfect inning. It was a rare clean inning for Johnson, who owns a 4.58 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 35 1/3 innings of work this year. Despite those numbers, it seems he'll continue to fill in until closer Arodys Vizcaino returns. Tuesday, 7:48 pm
  • Andrew Miller notches eighth save
    Andrew Miller picked up his eighth save Monday with a scoreless ninth against the Astros.

    Advice: Barring a trade, Miller will finish out the year as the Yankees' closer, making him a top-10 fantasy reliever. He has a 1.42 ERA this season. Monday, 8:17 pm
  • McFarland (knee) nearing return to mound
    T.J. McFarland (knee) is close to getting back to throwing off a mound.

    Advice: McFarland landed on the disabled list at the end of June with left knee inflammation and even paid a visit to Dr. James Andrews earlier this month, but he's slowly working his way back to action. The southpaw had a 5.63 ERA over 15 appearances before hitting the DL. Monday, 1:57 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:07 pm @Tor
  • Yanks' sense is they will keep Andrew Miller
    According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the "Yankees' sense right now" is that Andrew Miller will not be traded ahead of the August 1 deadline.

    Advice: But that could change over the next couple of days, depending on the offers that come in. New York got a terrific haul for impending free agent Aroldis Chapman on Monday, landing shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and minor league outfielder Rashad Crawford from the Cubs. Miller, under contract through 2018, owns a dominant 1.45 ERA, 0.76 WHIP, and 74/7 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season for the fourth-place Yankees. Monday, 11:49 am
  • Boxberger (oblique) won't return before Fri.
    Brad Boxberger (oblique) will not be activated from the disabled list before Friday.

    Advice: Boxberger has allowed two runs in three innings on his minor league rehab assignment, and he has yet to pitch on back-to-back days. That is scheduled to happen this week, with the Rays likely hoping to see better results. Boxberger has been limited to one appearance at the major league level this season because of oblique and abdominal issues. Monday, 3:03 am
  • Melancon picks up 29th save versus Phillies
    Mark Melancon picked up save No. 29 in the Pirates' 7-4 defeat of the Phillies on Saturday.

    Advice: Melancon racked up two strikeouts in a perfect ninth inning. He is sporting a fantastic 1.55 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 38/9 K/BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings this season for the Pirates, who are trying to stay within striking distance of a Wild Card spot. They might consider trading their impending free agent closer if things go south. Saturday, 4:51 pm
  • Tanner Roark gives up five runs in loss
    Tanner Roark struggled in a losing effort against the Padres on Friday, surrendering five runs on four hits over his five innings of work.

    Advice: Roark walked two and struck out four on the night. Most of the damage against him was inflicted by Matt Kemp, who blasted a pair of home runs and plated four. Even with the rough outing, Roark still owns a 3.05 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on when he takes on the Giants in San Francisco on Thursday. Friday, 8:02 pm
  • Cesar Ramos designated for assignment
    Rangers designated LHP Cesar Ramos for assignment.

    Advice: Ramos has put up an awful 6.04 ERA while splitting time between the bullpen and rotation. He could clear waivers. Friday, 1:11 pm
    Not Active
    4:10 pm vs Hou
  • Melancon closes out Brewers to win 28th save
    Mark Melancon pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Brewers to earn his 28th save.

    Advice: Melancon struck out one in the clean inning of work. It was a refreshing turn after the veteran had blown his previous two save chances. Even with the blown saves, Melancon is having another tremendous year, owning a 1.59 ERA and 1.01 WHIP through 39 2/3 innings. Thursday, 7:27 pm
  • Giants continue to lurk for Miller, Chapman
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Giants are "lingering" in the trade market for Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman.

    Advice: While Crasnick notes that they are interested in the two Yankee bullpen aces, he adds the caveat that the team "might be out-gunned" by the Cubs and Nationals. In addition to Miller and Chapman, Crasnick relays that they have scouted the Phillies' Jeanmar Gomez and David Hernandez, plus Brewers relievers Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress. Wednesday, 1:41 pm
  • Kintzler earns his sixth save of the season
    Brandon Kintzler notched his sixth save of the season Wednesday against the Tigers.

    Advice: Kintzler worked around a pair of one-out singles to comfortably preserve the Twins' 4-1 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning at Comerica Park. The right-hander hasn't seen many save chances on a bad Twins team, but he owns a cool 2.20 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 28 2/3 innings overall. Wednesday, 1:31 pm
  • Ziegler likely to see saves with Uehara down
    Brad Ziegler is likely to see regular save chances with Koji Uehara (pectoral) landing on the disabled list.

    Advice: Ziegler has made three scoreless appearances since joining the Red Sox, all in non-save situations. He has a 2.61 ERA in 41 1/3 innings for the year. Craig Kimbrel (knee) and Uehara are both out through at least mid-August, so Ziegler could suddenly have tremendous fantasy value. Wednesday, 11:23 am
  • Jim Johnson takes blown save in ninth
    Jim Johnson blew a two-run lead by giving up four hits in the ninth Tuesday against the Reds.

    Advice: Johnson was the pick to close with Arodys Vizcaino hurt, but he was singled to death. The last of them was a Billy Hamilton grounder to short that would have been an out for anyone else, though Johnson had already blown the lead by that point. Since Johnson doesn't really seem up for the job, the Braves should mix and match in the ninth with Vizcaino out. Mauricio Cabrera might be the best option. Tuesday, 8:10 pm
  • Boxberger (oblique) set for rehab game
    Brad Boxberger (oblique) will make another rehab appearance Thursday with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Boxberger allowed a solo home run in his rehab debut Monday with Charlotte, but he retried the other three batters he faced and Rays manager Kevin Cash offered a good report on the right-hander Tuesday evening. Boxberger has made just one appearance at the major league level this season due to abdominal and oblique injuries, so the Rays are probably going to ease him back. Tuesday, 4:41 pm
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