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  • Wada (shoulder) makes rehab start
    Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) gave up four runs over four innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: Wada, out since June 22 with inflammation in his left deltoid muscle, allowed eight hits (including two home runs) while striking out five. It's unclear what the next step will be. Clayton Richard is currently serving as the Cubs' fifth starter.
    14 minutes ago
    15-Day DL
    10:20 am vs StL; 5:05 pm vs StL
  • Rays designate RHP Guilmet for assignment
    Rays designate RHP Preston Guilmet for assignment.

    Advice: Guilmet was optioned to Triple-A Durham last week, but this move takes him off the 40-man roster with John Jaso (wrist) returning from the 60-day disabled list. There's a chance he could pass through waivers unclaimed.
    27 minutes ago
    Not Active
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Soriano tosses scoreless inning in Double-A
    Rafael Soriano tossed a scoreless inning Monday in his first appearance with Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: Soriano, who signed with the Cubs last month, allowed one hit and struck out three batters in the inning. The veteran reliever figures to make a handful of tune-up appearances, which puts him on track to join the major league roster after the All-Star break. Cubs manager Joe Maddon isn't going with a set closer right now, so it's possible Soriano could get some save chances in the second half.
    39 minutes ago
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs Cin
  • A's option RHP Bassitt to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned RHP Chris Bassitt to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Bassitt started in place of Sonny Gray on Sunday against the Mariners and allowed two runs over 5 2/3 innings. He should get another shot down the road.
    Today, 7:42 am
  • Andrew Miller (forearm) begins rehab stint
    Andrew Miller (forearm) allowed two hits in a scoreless inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Miller struck out one batter in the inning. He might only need one rehab appearance before being activated. The southpaw has been out for a month with a strained left forearm. Dellin Betances has been handling closing duties during his absence.
    Today, 6:53 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Odorizzi (oblique) makes latest rehab start
    Jake Odorizzi (oblique) tossed 5 2/3 scoreless innings Monday in his latest minor league rehab start with High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: Odorizzi, who has been out for a month with an oblique strain, allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out six. I haven't had any pain for quite a while now so I was just looking to get through this healthy and make sure I got all my pitches in," said Odorizzi. He's on track to rejoin the Rays on Saturday against the Astros.
    Today, 6:13 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Phils recall RHP Neris from Triple-A
    Phillies recalled RHP Hector Neris to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: Neris made two appearances for the Phillies back in April. He'll pitch in middle relief.
    Today, 6:07 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm @LAD
  • Casilla returns to action
    Santiago Casilla was charged with one run on two hits over one-third of an inning Monday against the Mets.

    Advice: Casilla tried to keep the game scoreless when he replaced Sergio Romo with runners on second and third in the ninth inning, but he quickly gave up a two-run double to Johnny Monell, who later scored on a single by Juan Lagares. Giants manager Bruce Bochy gave Casilla a few days off due to fatigue, but it looks like he's ready to resume closing duties.
    Today, 5:46 am
  • Phils outright O'Sullivan to Triple-A
    Phillies sent RHP Sean O'Sullivan outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

    Advice: O'Sullivan got the boot after he threw 123 pitches in 5 1/3 innings while allowing seven runs (six earned) Monday against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old has posted an ugly 6.08 ERA across 13 starts this season. Only Rick Porcello, Kyle Lohse, and Jerome Williams have a higher ERA among pitchers with at least 70 innings pitched. It's unclear who will replace him in Philadelphia's starting rotation.
    Today, 5:32 am
  • Jansen escapes jam to grab his 14th save
    Kenley Jansen got into a ninth inning jam and escaped, converting his 14th save in Monday's 10-7 victory over the Phillies.

    Advice: Jansen walked Carlos Ruiz and allowed a single to Cody Asche to bring the tying run to the plate with no outs. He struck out Domonic Brown, got Jeff Francoeur to fly out, and struck out Andres Blanco to end the game. Jansen had allowed runs in each of his previous three performances. The hard-throwing right-hander is 14-for-15 in save chances with a 1.83 ERA and a 34/2 K/BB ratio in 19 2/3 innings.
    Yesterday, 11:44 pm
  • Garcia struggles in a spot start vs. Phillies
    Yimi Garcia, making his first major league start, gave up two runs in two innings but got a no-decision as the Dodgers eventually overcame the Phillies on Monday.

    Advice: Garcia allowed a two-run home run to Freddy Galvis in the second inning, accounting for the damage. It was one of four hits he allowed while walking none and striking out two. The Dodgers were hurting for rotation help, but Garcia will likely head back to the bullpen after this.
    Yesterday, 11:41 pm
  • O'Sullivan hammered in a loss to the Dodgers
    Sean O'Sullivan threw a career-high 123 pitches in 5 1/3 innings, yielding seven runs (six earned) but got a no-decision as the Phillies lost to the Dodgers on Monday.

    Advice: The Phillies backed him up with plenty of run support, but it went for naught. Yasmani Grandal struck the big blow, swatting a three-run home run to tie the game at 6-6 in the fifth inning. Overall, he relented eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out three. O'Sullivan has an unsightly 6.08 ERA with a 1.61 WHIP and a 35/20 K/BB ratio over 71 innings. He'll close out the first half with a start in San Francisco against the Giants.
    Yesterday, 11:39 pm
  • Iwakuma struggles in his return to the mound
    Hisashi Iwakuma, making his first start since April 20, yielded five runs in five innings in Monday's 12-5 loss to the Tigers.

    Advice: The first four runs each came as a result of a solo home run, hit by Nick Castellanos, Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez, and Yoenis Cespedes. Iwakuma allowed a single after the Cespedes home run in the sixth inning before departing. All told, he gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out three. He now has a 7.17 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and a 14/3 K/BB ratio in 21 1/3 innings across four starts. Iwakuma will try to stabilize in his final start before the All-Star break, at home against the Angels.
    Yesterday, 10:42 pm
  • Simon struggles, but lucks out with a win
    Alfredo Simon continued to struggle but lucked out with a win on Monday, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Mariners,

    Advice: Simon allowed two runs on a run-scoring triple and a run-scoring double, hit consecutively in the fourth inning. He then served up a three-run home run to Logan Morrison in the fifth. Overall, he surrendered eight hits and three walks while striking out four. Simon has been abysmal over his last four starts, sporting a 10.18 ERA. On the season, the right-hander has a 4.18 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 74/33 K/BB ratio in 97 innings. He matches up with the Twins in Minnesota next.
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Familia closes out the Giants for 23rd save
    Jeurys Familia worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning to snag his 23rd save as the Mets beat the Giants 3-0 on Monday.

    Advice: There was some hard contact, but the Mets gloves were in the right spot for line drives from Matt Duffy and Buster Posey. Familia then struck out Angel Pagan to end the ballgame. A National League finalist for the Final Vote for the 2015 All-Star Game, the right-hander has saved 23 games in 25 chances with a 1.13 ERA and a 41/12 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.
    Yesterday, 9:43 pm
  • Heston's 7 1/3 shutout innings not enough
    Chris Heston tossed 7 1/3 shutout innings, but the Giants weren't able to score and wound up losing to the Mets on Monday.

    Advice: Heston and opposing starter Jon Niese were trading zeroes on the scoreboard. Ultimately, the Giants' bullpen couldn't hold. Heston allowed three hits, walked four, and struck out two on the evening. The right-hander owns a solid 3.51 ERA with a 1.21 WHIP and an 82/30 K/BB ratio in 105 innings on the year. He'll close out the first half with a terrific match-up as he'll face the Phillies at home.
    Yesterday, 9:40 pm
  • Niese blanks Giants over 8 innings in a win
    Jon Niese kept the Giants off the board over eight innings, earning his fourth win of the season on Monday.

    Advice: Niese limited the Giants to five base runners (three hits and two walks) while striking out four. The lefty hit the kids in May but has racked up quality starts in each of his last six starts. As a result, his ERA is down to 3.58 with a 1.42 WHIP and a 67/33 K/BB ratio in 98 innings. The Mets, who have been attempting to trade him, couldn't be happier. Niese will take on the Diamondbacks at home in his final first half start.
    Yesterday, 9:38 pm
  • Felix Doubront to start on Tuesday
    Felix Doubront has officially been confirmed as the Blue Jays' starter on Tuesday in Chicago.

    Advice: It had been the assumption that he was taking the ball as long as he wasn't need in relief the last couple days, and he was not. Doubront posted a 2.44 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio over 48 innings at Triple-A Buffalo and allowed one run over 2 1/3 relief frames last Friday with the big club.
    Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • Lackey hurls 7 shutout innings to beat Cubs
    John Lackey hurled seven shutout innings to earn the win against the Cubs on Monday.

    Advice: Opposing starter Jon Lester was attempting to throw a no-hitter, but Lackey was still able to outlast him. He limited the Cubs to six hits and a walk while striking out four. Aside from one horrific start on June 8, Lackey has been brilliant this season, sporting a 3.09 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and an 81/27 K/BB ratio in 110 2/3 innings. He makes one more first half start in Pittsburgh against the Pirates ahead of the All-Star break.
    Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Lester gets 1st career hit, flirts with no-no
    Jon Lester brought a no-hitter into the seventh inning, but ultimately lost it and the game on Monday after giving up two unearned runs in seven innings against the Cardinals.

    Advice: The highlight of the game may have been Jon Lester ending a career-long 0-for-66 skid at the plate when he beat out an infield single in the second inning. He brought a no-hit bid into the seventh inning but lost it when Jhonny Peralta, fittingly, reached on an infield single. Kris Bryant later committed an error, which set up two unearned runs. Lester allowed two hits overall, walked two, and struck out eight on the evening. Lester has pitched quite well after a tough April, owning a 3.48 ERA on the year with a 1.28 WHIP and a 101/30 K/BB ratio in 103 1/3 innings. He wraps up his first half with a home start against the White Sox.
    Yesterday, 9:11 pm
    10:20 am vs StL; 5:05 pm vs StL
  • Chapman earns 17th save against the Nats
    Aroldis Chapman kept the Nationals off the board in the ninth inning to earn his 17th save as the Reds held on for a 3-2 victory on Monday.

    Advice: Chapman allowed a one-out walk to Michael Taylor, who advanced to second base on a passed ball, but was able to retire Jose Lobaton on strikes and Mat den Dekker on a ground ball to end the game. Chapman, officially a 2015 NL All-Star, is 17-for-18 in save chances with a 1.73 ERA and a 62/20 K/BB ratio in 36 1/3 innings.
    Yesterday, 7:33 pm
  • Fister strong in six innings against the Reds
    Doug Fister limited the Reds to two runs (one earned) over six innings, but took a no-decision as the Nationals ended up losing on Monday.

    Advice: Fister allowed his first run on an RBI double to the opposing pitcher. It may as well have been an earned run as it was set up by Fister's throwing error. His second run scored on a Eugenio Suarez RBI single in the sixth inning. Overall, Fister gave up eight hits and a walk while striking out two. He'll bring a 4.08 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 31/14 K/BB ratio over 64 innings into a start in Baltimore against the Orioles.
    Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Nate Jones (elbow) nears rehab assignment
    Nate Jones (elbow) is close to beginning a rehab assignment.

    Advice: Jones is reportedly already throwing in the upper-90s again as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery. It will probably be August before he's ready to rejoin the White Sox' bullpen, but he could be an integral relief option for them down the stretch.
    Yesterday, 2:40 pm
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Tor
  • Daniel Coulombe optioned to Triple-A
    Dodgers optioned LHP Daniel Coulombe to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Coulombe allowed one run over two relief innings in his most recent stint with the big club. He'll return to a 4.03 ERA at Oklahoma City.
    Yesterday, 2:32 pm
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Yimi Garcia to start on Monday
    Yimi Garcia will start Monday's game versus the Phillies.

    Advice: Eric Surkamp had been expected to get the call, but he'll instead follow Garcia in what will be a bullpen game. Garcia hasn't started a game since 2011 in rookie ball.
    Yesterday, 2:24 pm
  • Rafael Soriano to report to Double-A
    Rafael Soriano has been assigned to Double-A Tennessee.

    Advice: Soriano threw in extended spring training for a while after the Cubs signed him last month, but he's ready to pitch in real games now. He shouldn't need too many tune-up outings, so expect the veteran reliever to be added to the big league bullpen shortly after the All-Star break.
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs Cin
  • Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) back from disabled list
    Mariners activated RHP Hisashi Iwakuma from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: The right-hander has been sidelined since late April due to a strained lat muscle. He also had a blister issue in his last rehab start, but manager Lloyd McClendon said that Iwakuma will not be under a strict pitch count Monday when he takes on the Tigers. Fantasy owners can probably feel free to go ahead and ride with him.
    Yesterday, 1:54 pm
  • Nationals recall Solis from Triple-A
    Nationals recalled LHP Sammy Solis from Double-A Harrisburg.

    Advice: This should just be a temporary stay for Solis. He's filling the vacated roster spot of David Carpenter, who was placed on the paternity leave list on Monday.
    Yesterday, 11:57 am
  • Knebel called up from Triple-A
    Brewers recalled RHP Corey Knebel from Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: Knebel was called up with Matt Garza hitting the disabled list with a shoulder injury. He had just been optioned down on July 3. In 21 1/3 innings, he holds a 2.95 ERA to go with 19 strikeouts.
    Yesterday, 11:54 am
  • No restrictions to be placed on Iwakuma (lat)
    According to Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon, there will be "no restrictions" on Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) when he returns to start against the Tigers on Monday.

    Advice: Iwakuma last started on April 20. While McClendon and the team are not placing any restrictions on Iwakuma, it's reasonable to assume that he'll be at least be relatively limited in the number of pitches he throws in his first few starts back. He sported a 6.61 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio over 16 1/3 innings and three starts prior to the DL stint.
    Yesterday, 8:04 am
  • Bassitt surrenders two runs in spot duty
    Chris Bassitt allowed two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Mariners.

    Advice: Bassitt was starting in the place of ace Sonny Gray, who is currently dealing with an illness and will pitch on Tuesday. In the spot start, Bassitt struck out three and walked one. Both runs against him came in on a sixth-inning RBI single by Seth Smith. He'll likely be heading back to Triple-A Nashville following the start, but the A's should be encouraged with how he's thrown the ball in spot duty and he should see further major league chances down the road when needed.
    Sunday, 3:57 pm
  • Daniel Coulombe recalled from Triple-A
    Dodgers recalled LHP Daniel Coulombe from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Coulombe has allowed six runs over 6 1/3 relief innings for the Dodgers this season. He'll be used in the middle innings.
    Sunday, 10:08 am
    Not Active
    7:10 pm vs Phi
  • Wada (shoulder) ready for rehab assignment
    Tsuyoshi Wada (shoulder) will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

    Advice: Wada is just two weeks removed from his last start, so he might need just the one rehab outing before being activated. Clayton Richard is currently filling in as the Cubs' fifth starter.
    Sunday, 8:16 am
    15-Day DL
    10:20 am vs StL; 5:05 pm vs StL
  • Andrew Miller to make rehab appearance Mon.
    Andrew Miller (forearm) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.

    Advice: He's slated to throw up to 25 pitches. The Yankees haven't revealed how many rehab appearances Miller will require, but he could just need the one. The reliever has missed nearly a month with a strained left forearm.
    Sunday, 8:13 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Chris Bassitt to start Sunday versus Seattle
    Chris Bassitt will start Sunday against the Mariners.

    Advice: He's filling in for Sonny Gray, who had his start pushed back to Tuesday because of an illness. Bassitt pitched well in Tuesday's loss to Colorado, scattering one run and five hits over five innings. He's likely headed back to Triple-A after his next start.
    Saturday, 1:11 pm
  • Andrew Miller throws successful bullpen
    Andrew Miller (forearm) threw 30 pitches in a successful bullpen session on Saturday.

    Advice: The left-hander indicated afterwards that he would like to go out on a minor league rehab assignment, to simulate as close to MLB game speed as possible, before rejoining the bullpen. It's unclear if he'll step right back into the closer's role upon his return, or wind up in some sort of timeshare with Dellin Betances.
    Saturday, 8:32 am
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Iwakuma to rejoin Mariners rotation on Monday
    Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) will rejoin the Mariners rotation on Monday against the Tigers.

    Advice: The right-hander has been sidelined since April 21 due to a strained lat muscle. In three starts with the M's before hitting the disabled list, he registered a 6.61 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 11/3 K/BB ratio across 16 1/3 innings.
    Saturday, 6:23 am
  • Iwakuma (lat) won't be back this weekend
    The Mariners will not activate Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) from the disabled list to start on Sunday.

    Advice: Mike Montgomery will stay on turn and take the ball Sunday. The Mariners have not made a decision on the next step for Iwakuma, but it's possible he'll make another rehab start. He could also rejoin Seattle's rotation early next week.
    Friday, 2:53 pm
  • Odorizzi to make one more rehab start
    Jake Odorizzi (oblique) will make one more rehab start before being activated from the disabled list.

    Advice: Odorizzi pitched well for High-A Charlotte on Wednesday, allowing just one run on two hits and one walk over four innings. He only got his pitch count up to 57, though, so the Rays will have him stretch out a little more. He'll rejoin the big club's rotation on July 11.
    Friday, 2:34 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Felix Doubront called up from Triple-A
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of LHP Felix Doubront from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The Jays need a fifth starter following the demotion of Matt Boyd, although it's unclear whether Doubront will immediately be thrust into the rotation. The left-hander has earned a shot with some nice work at Buffalo, where he's posted a 2.44 ERA and 43/18 K/BB ratio over 48 innings.
    Friday, 9:37 am
  • Odorizzi (oblique) looks good in rehab start
    Jake Odorizzi (oblique) allowed just one run on two hits and one walk over four innings in his first rehab start with High-A Charlotte on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was a nice showing for the right-hander. Odorizzi hopes that he'll have to make just the one rehab start, although the Rays are considering giving him another one. He threw just 57 pitches in Wednesday's outing.
    Friday, 8:33 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Corey Knebel optioned to Triple-A
    Brewers optioned RHP Corey Knebel to Triple-A Colorado Springs.

    Advice: It's a surprise, as Knebel has pitched well with a 2.95 ERA and 19 strikeouts over 21 1/3 innings. Tyler Cravy and David Goforth have been added to the bullpen.
    Friday, 6:56 am
  • Iwakuma (lat) throws a successful bullpen
    Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) threw a successful bullpen session on Thursday without any issues.

    Advice: It's unclear if he's going to need one final minor league rehab start, or be cleared to rejoin the Mariners rotation immediately. M's manager Lloyd McClendon said he'll elaborate on the team's rotation plan on Friday.
    Thursday, 4:05 pm
  • Rays sent Preston Guilmet back to Triple-A
    Rays optioned RHP Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The Rays needed to make room for James Loney, who will be activated from the disabled list on Friday. Guilmet recorded four outs against Cleveland on Wednesday. He's spent most of the season bouncing back and forth between Tampa Bay and Durham.
    Thursday, 12:33 pm
    Not Active
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Giants backing off closer Santiago Casilla
    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said he will back off Santiago Casilla for a few days due to fatigue.

    Advice: Casilla blew his fourth save of the season on Wednesday night, yielding three runs without retiring batter. His job still seems safe, but look for Bochy to play the matchups with Javier Lopez and Sergio Romo over the next few games should a save opportunity arise. Casilla, 34, has a 3.03 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 29 2/3 total innings this season. He's been fine for the most part.
    Thursday, 8:01 am
  • Doug Fister gives up four runs in loss
    Doug Fister was tagged for four runs in six innings by the Braves in a loss Wednesday.

    Advice: It was just one bad inning, as Fister allowed two homers and all four runs in the fourth. His velocity was about the same as last time out, which was better than in his return from the DL but not where he was last year. He's probably just a fifth starter in mixed leagues as is.
    Wednesday, 10:20 pm
  • Jansen notches 13th save in win over D-Backs
    Kenley Jansen allowed a late run but still managed to pick up his 13th save of the season in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Jansen trotted into the game with his team up 4-2. The two-run cushion turned out to be necessary. After striking out the first batter of the frame, Jansen coughed up a solo homer to David Peralta before recording the last two outs minus any issues. Jansen's allowed runs in each of his last two appearances, but owners should look to a 13-for-14 save chance record, 1.53 ERA and stellar 30/1 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings rather than these little blips of trouble on the radar. As long as he's healthy, he remains one of the top closers in the game.
    Wednesday, 10:16 pm
  • Jon Lester goes seven scoreless
    Jon Lester blanked the Mets for seven innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Lester struck out seven and walked none in one of his best starts as a Cub. Granted, the Mets aren't really hitting anyone at the moment, but as difficult of a year as Lester has had, he'll take what he can get. Unfortunately, that didn't include a win, as the Cubs didn't take the lead until the 11th.
    Wednesday, 7:54 pm
    10:20 am vs StL; 5:05 pm vs StL
  • Simon clobbered by the Pirates in a loss
    Alfredo Simon was shelled in a loss to the Pirates on Wednesday, serving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Simon allowed 15 hits, the second time a pitcher has done that this season, joining Tim Hudson. Hudson and Simon are the only two starters to have accomplished the ignominious feat since the start of the 2012 season. Simon did refrain from issuing any walks and he struck out seven, so there's that. The right-hander has a 3.94 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a 70/30 K/BB ratio in 91 1/3 innings. He'll try for better results in a road start against the Mariners.
    Wednesday, 7:39 pm
  • Chris Heston gives up three runs to Marlins
    Chris Heston yielded three runs in six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

    Advice: Heston left with a lead, but the bullpen couldn't make it stand. He struck out just one tonight, but 14 of his other 17 outs came on the ground. He's going to survive the returns of Jake Peavy and Matt Cain from the disabled list.
    Wednesday, 7:16 pm
  • Santiago Casilla blows fourth save
    Santiago Casilla took his fourth blown save after giving up three runs without retiring a batter Wednesday against the Marlins.

    Advice: Single, single, home run. Casilla's last two blown saves have been ugly, but since they're his only bad outings in two months, his job is plenty safe enough. The real concern is injury: he always seems to be good for one per year.
    Wednesday, 7:14 pm
  • Andrew Miller (forearm) throws 20 pitches
    Andrew Miller (forearm) threw 20 pitches off a mound Wednesday without issue.

    Advice: Yankees pitching coach Larry Rothschild said after the workout that there is a possibility Miller returns before the All-Star break. Miller has been out since June 10 with a strained left forearm and Dellin Betances has been perfect so far in four fill-in save opportunities. There's not a clear picture of how this will all shake out.
    Wednesday, 1:22 pm
    15-Day DL
    4:05 pm vs Oak
  • Aroldis Chapman nails down 16th save
    Aroldis Chapman tossed a perfect ninth inning Wednesday in a win over the Twins to record his 16th save of the season.

    Advice: Chapman was given the task of protecting a one-run lead and had no trouble doing so, getting a weak popout and a strikeout before Billy Hamilton ended things with a diving catch in shallow center field. The fireballing left-hander is having another dominant season, as he's been scored upon just once in his last 10 appearances and has converted 16 of 17 save chances.
    Wednesday, 12:57 pm
  • Jansen allows a run following his first walk
    Kenley Jansen allowed a run but still snagged his 12th save of the season as the Dodgers pulled out a 6-4 victory in 10 innings against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

    Advice: With two outs, Jansen issued his first walk of the season to his 56th batter. Paul Goldschmidt then punished him for the walk with an RBI double. Jansen bounced back to strike out Yasmany Tomas to end the game. The right-hander is 12-for-13 in save chances this season with a 1.08 ERA and a 28/1 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings.
    Tuesday, 11:00 pm
  • Bassitt pitches well in relief of Sonny Gray
    Chris Bassitt, making a spot start, limited the Rockies to one run in five innings, but suffered a tough luck loss on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sonny Gray was scratched due to an illness, so Bassitt was called up from Triple-A Nashville. The right-hander scattered five hits, walked none, and struck out three in the effort. As Gray will presumably be over his illness soon, Bassitt is likely headed back to Triple-A.
    Tuesday, 10:16 pm
  • Preston Guilmet recalled from Triple-A
    Rays recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Guilmet has allowed three runs over four relief frames during his brief time with the Rays this season. He won't be used in high-leverage innings.
    Tuesday, 8:38 pm
    Not Active
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Iwakuma doesn't think blister is big issue
    Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) doesn't think the blister that forced him from his rehab start Tuesday will be an issue.

    Advice: Iwakuma noted that he's had numerous blister problems over the years and that the Mariners' training staff knows how to treat them. It remains to be seen whether the M's share his opinion, but either way this isn't a big setbacks. Iwakuma could rejoin Seattle's rotation as soon as Sunday.
    Tuesday, 8:24 pm
  • Iwakuma (lat) exits rehab start with blister
    Hisashi Iwakuma (lat) had to leave Tuesday's rehab start with Triple-A Tacoma due to a blister on his pitching hand.

    Advice: He pitched well before exiting, allowing just one run on five hits and one walk while striking out six. Iwakuma's splitter has often given him blister issues, but it's unclear at this point if this is a notable setback. Tuesday's rehab start likely was going to be his last, although the Mariners hadn't confirmed as much. More should be known about Iwakuma on Wednesday.
    Tuesday, 8:01 pm
  • Jon Niese on wrong end of low-scoring affair
    Jon Niese was on the wrong end of a low-scoring affair Tuesday, taking the loss despite allowing one run over seven innings against the Cubs.

    Advice: Niese allowed a lone run on four hits while also walking four on the evening. The lefty struck out five in the losing effort. It has become a bit of a pattern for Niese, who fell to 3-8 despite a decent 3.90 ERA. Niese still hasn't won since May 9, but he'll look to correct that Sunday at the Dodgers.
    Tuesday, 6:38 pm
  • A's recall RHP Bassitt from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled RHP Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: The A's have yet to announce a corresponding roster move. Bassitt will start against the Rockies on Tuesday in place of Sonny Gray, who was scratched due to illness. The 26-year-old has posted a 3.71 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio over 63 innings this season in Triple-A.
    Tuesday, 12:32 pm
  • A's calling up Bassitt to start Tuesday
    The Athletics are calling up right-hander Chris Bassitt from Triple-A Nashville to start Tuesday against the Rockies.

    Advice: Sonny Gray has been scratched from the assignment. Bassitt, 26, owns a 3.71 ERA and 64/18 K/BB ratio over 63 innings this season in Triple-A.
    Tuesday, 11:33 am
  • O'Sullivan beat up by the Brewers in a loss
    Sean O'Sullivan didn't have anything working in a loss to the Brewers on Monday, surrendering six runs on 12 hits in five innings.

    Advice: O'Sullivan limited the Brewers to only three runs through five innings, but things fell apart in the sixth inning when he allowed four straight hits before departing. Justin De Fratus came in and allowed two more hits before plugging the leaky ship. Along with the 12 hits, O'Sullivan walked one and struck out three. His ERA moves up to 5.76 with a 1.58 WHIP and a 33/18 K/BB ratio in 66 2/3 innings. Not that fantasy owners care, but he'll take the ball next in Atlanta to face the Braves this weekend.
    Monday, 7:54 pm
  • Dodgers not in active discussions for Niese
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are "not in active discussions" with the Mets regarding Jon Niese.

    Advice: He adds that Niese is just "one of many pitchers" the Dodgers are considering. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has also reported that the Cubs -- another club connected to Niese -- had discussions about the lefty but are "not on him now." Niese may very well wind up being traded, but Heyman says his market is "less than robust at present."
    Monday, 2:33 pm
  • Odorizzi (oblique) set for rehab start Wed.
    Jake Odorizzi (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday at High-A Charlotte.

    Advice: The outing had been scheduled for Thursday, but the Rays moved it up a day so he wouldn't be on the same schedule as Matt Moore. Odorizzi could require just the one rehab start before being activated, although it's possible the club will ask him to make two starts.
    Monday, 1:24 pm
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Cubs place Tsuyoshi Wada on 15-day DL
    Cubs placed LHP Tsuyoshi Wada on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to June 23, with left deltoid inflammation.

    Advice: Wada exited Monday's start due to a cramping issue and didn't recover in time to make his scheduled start on Saturday. Donn Roach filled in for Saturday's start and could get another trip through the Cubs rotation with Wada on the shelf.
    Jun 28, 2:32 pm
    15-Day DL
    10:20 am vs StL; 5:05 pm vs StL
  • Jansen works around leadoff 2B for 11th save
    Kenley Jansen allowed a leadoff double, but worked around it for his 11th save in Sunday's 2-0 win against the Marlins.

    Advice: Christian Yelich greeted Jansen with a leadoff double, which allowed the Marlins to bring the potential tying run to the plate on three separate occasions. Jansen struck out Adeiny Hechavarria and Marcell Ozuna consecutively before getting Derek Dietrich to foul out to end the contest. Jansen has been utterly dominant since debuting in mid-May, now 11-for-12 in save opportunities with a 0.57 ERA and a 26/0 K/BB ratio in 15 2/3 innings.
    Jun 28, 1:20 pm
  • Rosenthal: Dodgers showing interest in Niese
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are interested in Jon Niese.

    Advice: It was Rosenthal who previously reported that the Cubs had interest in the lefty, and it appears we can add another team to the list. Niese has been up-and-down in 2015, posting a 4.12 ERA and just 58 strikeouts over 83 innings, but he would figure to offer both the Dodgers and Cubs a more stable option for the back-end of their rotation.
    Jun 28, 11:20 am
  • Rosenthal: Cubs have discussed Jon Niese
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs "have discussed" Jon Niese.

    Advice: Rosenthal cautions, though, that the Cubs "would probably prefer someone better." Niese has been solid in June with a 3.46 ERA, but he's been inconsistent overall this season with a 4.12 ERA and just 58 strikeouts over 83 innings. Chicago is happy with their first four starters but would like to upgrade the No. 5 spot.
    Jun 28, 8:49 am
  • Odorizzi (oblique) set for rehab start Thurs.
    Jake Odorizzi (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment with High-A Charlotte on Thursday.

    Advice: He was cleared for game action after competing a 51-pitch live batting practice session on Saturday with no issues. There's a chance Odorizzi will have to make two rehab starts, although it's likely he'll need just the one if all goes well. He's been on the shelf since early June with a left oblique strain.
    Jun 28, 8:38 am
    15-Day DL
    11:10 am @KC; 5:10 pm @KC
  • Lackey allows two runs in no-decision
    John Lackey allowed two runs over seven innings Friday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

    Advice: Lackey allowed eight hits and three walks, so the Cubs had their share of chances, but he managed to keep the damage to a minimum and keep the Cardinals in the ballgame. He struck out five in the no-decision. The veteran right-hander had a really rough outing in Coors Field earlier this month, but he has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three straight starts since. He'll carry a 3.35 ERA into a start against the Padres next week at home.
    Jun 26, 9:32 pm
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