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  • Cardinals acquire Jonathan Broxton from Brews
    Cardinals acquired RHP Jonathan Broxton and cash considerations from the Brewers in exchange for OF Malik Collymore.

    Advice: Broxton holds an ugly 5.89 ERA for the season, but he's struck out a batter per inning and been very good of late, allowing runs in just one of his last 10 appearances. He's another bullpen depth addition after they acquired Steve Cishek last week. Today, 9:16 am
  • Matt Harrison gets traded to Phillies
    Left-hander Matt Harrison was traded from the Rangers to the Phillies in the Cole Hamels trade.

    Advice: Harrison's inclusion was all about evening up the salaries a bit; he's still owed $33 million through 2017, but because of injuries, he no longer resembles the guy who won 18 games and went to the All-Star Game in 2012. He is healthy enough to pitch at the moment, so he'll probably go right into Philadelphia's rotation in Hamels' place. He shouldn't have any fantasy value, though. Today, 9:05 am
  • Cardinals set to acquire Jonathan Broxton
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Cardinals are going to acquire Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers.

    Advice: It's unclear what the Cards will be giving up in return. Broxton holds an ugly 5.89 ERA for the season, but he's struck out a batter per inning and been very good of late, allowed runs in just one of his last 10 appearances. The big right-hander will help set up in St. Louis. Today, 8:56 am
  • Padres to take on Ricky Nolasco's contract?
    Chris Cotillo of reports that the Padres and Twins are talking and one rumor has San Diego taking on Ricky Nolasco's contract as part of a deal.

    Advice: It's interesting given that it's been reported elsewhere that the Padres are looking to cut some payroll. However, if they get the prospect(s) they want, perhaps taking on Nolasco's deal could be agreeable. The Twins have been looking for relief help, so Joaquin Benoit or possibly Craig Kimbrel could be fits. Today, 8:35 am
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm vs Sea
  • Braves not expected to trade Julio Teheran
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Julio Teheran's name is "not out there now" in trade talks.

    Advice: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports last week that the Braves were "quite open" to the idea of dealing Teheran, but they've apparently pulled him off the market. It would be an odd time to trade him, anyway, since he's having a disappointing season and Atlanta might not be able to get what he's worth. Today, 6:32 am
  • Astros offering Jake Marisnick in trades
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jake Marisnick "may be used as a chip to land a reliever."

    Advice: They've been discussing Craig Kimbrel and Joaquin Benoit with the Padres and have also been in on other relievers. With Carlos Gomez now on board, Marsnick is expendable. Today, 5:57 am
  • Cubs discussing Tommy Hunter with Orioles
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cubs have discussed Tommy Hunter with the Orioles.

    Advice: The O's are expected to add payroll from an offensive standpoint, so they're looking to shed some elsewhere. Hunter is making $4.65 million this season before hitting free agency this winter. Today, 5:49 am
  • Arodys Vizcaino to serve as Braves' closer
    Arodys Vizcaino will serve as the Braves' closer following the trade of Jim Johnson.

    Advice: Andrew McKirahan could get a few chances if the opposition is sending up a bunch of left-handed batters, but Vizcaino will be the main guy here. He's allowed only one run over nine innings since returning from a PED suspension. Obviously he needs to be added in fantasy leagues where he's still available. Today, 5:33 am
  • Anthony Recker optioned to Triple-A
    Mets optioned C Anthony Recker to Triple-A Las Vegas.

    Advice: Recker has hit just .123/.254/.228 over 22 games for the Mets this season. He's no longer needed with Travis d'Arnaud back. Today, 5:28 am
  • Adam Duvall goes to Reds in Leake deal
    Reds acquired INF Adam Duvall and RHP Keury Mella from the Giants in exchange for RHP Mike Leake.

    Advice: Duvall, 26, hit 27 homers at Triple-A last season and has 26 so far in 2015, but he's been blocked at the major league level and not gotten much of a chance. Unfortunately for him, he's now blocked again in Cincinnati by Joey Votto and Todd Frazier. Today, 5:22 am
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  • Jimmy Nelson goes seven scoreless
    Jimmy Nelson pitched seven shutout innings for the second straight start Thursday in a no-decision against the Cubs.

    Advice: This one was better than last week's, in which he allowed five hits and struck out five. Tonight, he allowed just two hits and struck out eight. It's certainly encouraging for the Brewers that Nelson is in the midst of a second-half surge, but we're still not sure he has a lot to offer mixed leaguers, especially with runs and wins becoming tougher to come by. Yesterday, 10:24 pm
  • J.A. Happ gives up seven runs in loss
    J.A. Happ was lifted after giving up seven runs -- six earned -- in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against the Twins.

    Advice: Happ should be pretty much done as a starter after this. It's just too bad Vidal Nuno can't replace him right now, since he's not stretched out at all. Happ is 4-6 with a 4.64 ERA, and the Mariners have lost 10 of his last 11 starts. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker goes seven scoreless
    Matt Shoemaker blanked the Astros for seven innings, allowing just three hits and striking out seven, in a no-decision Thursday.

    Advice: Shoemaker was supposed to be bumped from the Angels rotation by now. Instead, he's back looking like a legitimate mixed-league SP with his performance of late. It's going to leave the Angels with a very difficult call to make on Jered Weaver. Their current five would seem to be their best five. Yesterday, 9:48 pm
  • Ryan Rua hits inside-the-park homer
    Ryan Rua went 2-for-3 with an inside-the-park homer Thursday against the Yankees.

    Advice: Rua has hit in five straight starts while seeing time against lefties of late. Ideally, he'd almost never start against righties, but with Josh Hamilton, Shin-Soo Choo and Mitch Moreland all being counted on, there should always be room him for somewhere versus southpaws. Yesterday, 9:36 pm
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  • D.J. LeMahieu goes 3-for-4 against Cards
    D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-4 on Thursday, raising his average to .325.

    Advice: That's three three-hit games in four days for the NL All-Star. Still, LeMahieu's value is down since the start of the week, since he's now batting lower in the Rockies order following the Jose Reyes acquisition. With Reyes taking over the second spot, LeMahieu hit sixth tonight. Yesterday, 9:19 pm
  • David Holmberg beats Pirates in season debut
    Making his 2015 debut, David Holmberg gave the Reds six innings of two-run ball in a win over the Pirates on Thursday.

    Advice: Holmberg had just a 4.40 ERA and a 61/38 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings for Triple-A Louisville this season, so it remains to be seen if he's anything more than a stopgap for the Reds while Brandon Finnegan and John Lamb bide their time. A couple more outings like this would better his chances of securing a rotation spot for the rest of the season. Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Reds recall David Holmberg from Triple-A
    Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Holmberg will start for the Reds on Thursday night against the Marlins. The 24-year-old left-hander has posted some rather underwhelming numbers this season in the minors and shouldn't be considered a fantasy option. Yesterday, 12:08 pm
  • Harrison heading to Phillies in Hamels deal
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that Matt Harrison is heading to the Phillies as part of package for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman.

    Advice: Harrison has struggled in his return from the disabled list, posting a 6.75 ERA, 1.56 WHIP and 5/6 K/BB ratio over 16 innings. With all of the rotation woes in Philadelphia though, he should be able to hold down a rotation spot for the remainder of the season. Wednesday, 7:55 pm
  • Vizcaino likeliest to close if Johnson traded
    David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution thinks Arodys Vizcaino is the "most likely" to take over as the Braves' closer if Jim Johnson is traded.

    Advice: Vizcaino has allowed just one run while striking out eight over nine relief innings since returning from his PED suspension. David Aardsma has also pitched well and would be a candidate, but it looks like Vizcaino is the one to scoop up if you're speculating on saves. Wednesday, 9:27 am
  • LeMahieu falls homer shy of cycle in Rox win
    D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and two runs scored in the Rockies' 7-2 win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

    Advice: LeMahieu got the scoring started with an RBI double in the first inning, coming around to score later in the inning. He fell a homer shy of a cycle, but that's not terribly surprising given that he's hit just 13 homers in 469 career games. Still, the 27-year-old is on fire in July, riding an 18-game hitting streak en route to a .324/.381/.423 overall line. His 56 runs scored are eighth-most in the National League. Tuesday, 8:44 pm
  • Teheran terrorized by Davis in loss to Braves
    Julio Teheran served up five runs in four innings en route to a loss on Tuesday versus the Orioles.

    Advice: Chris Davis did all of the damage, unloading for a three-run home run in the first inning and a two-run shot in the second. The right-hander allowed five hits and walked four while striking out four in the abbreviated outing. Though Teheran had pitched much better in July, his numbers are still quite poor as he stands with a 4.71 ERA, a 1.40 WHIP, and a 106/49 K/BB ratio over 124 1/3 innings. He'll attempt to rebound when he makes a road start against the Phillies next. Tuesday, 7:12 pm
  • Harrison hit around for 6 runs, loses to NYY
    Matt Harrison surrendered six runs in six innings, taking the loss on Monday versus the Yankees.

    Advice: Didi Gregorius hit a two-run home run off of him in the third inning and Alex Rodriguez drilled a solo shot in the sixth. He then allowed a walk, a double, and a two-run single before exiting with no outs in the seventh. Overall, Harrison yielded six hits and a pair of walks while striking out two. He's allowed six runs in two of three starts since coming off of the disabled list. He'll try to rebound in his next start at home against the Giants. Monday, 8:34 pm
  • Happ doesn't make it out of second inning
    J.A. Happ didn't make it out of the second inning Saturday in the Mariners' loss to Toronto.

    Advice: Happ walked four and was officially charged with three earned runs in 1 2/3 innings. The veteran left-hander owns an ugly 4.31 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 78/31 K/BB ratio in 104 1/3 total frames this year for Seattle. Saturday, 4:46 pm
  • Jimmy Nelson shuts down Diamondbacks
    Jimmy Nelson shut out the Diamondbacks for seven innings to win Friday.

    Advice: Nelson allowed five hits, walked three and struck out five. Patrick Corbin seemed to have the more dominant outing for the other club, but since he gave up a homer to Ryan Braun, he came out on the losing end. Nelson has won five of his last six starts, loweing his ERA from 4.64 to 3.97 in the process. He's still not exactly excelling -- he's given up at least three earned runs in five of eight starts -- but he's been solid enough. Friday, 10:05 pm
  • Braves may be willing to deal Julio Teheran
    Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that the Braves may be willing to trade right-hander Julio Teheran.

    Advice: Two rival executives that Rosenthal spoke to indicated that the Braves were "quite open" to the idea. The 24-year-old hurler is in the second year of a six-year, $32.4 million deal and would certainly require a premium haul if he is to be pried away. Thursday, 6:27 pm
  • Julio Teheran loses despite 11 strikeouts
    Julio Teheran recorded a season-high 11 strikeouts but suffered a loss Wednesday, allowing three runs over seven innings versus the Dodgers.

    Advice: Teheran was terrific for most of the day but suffered through a laborsome fifth inning that saw him yield four of his six hits and all three of his runs. It was another good home start for the righty, as he now holds a 2.37 ERA at Turner Field and 6.95 ERA everywhere else. He'll be on the road at Camden Yards the next time out. Wednesday, 12:14 pm
  • Shoemaker fans 10 over six shutout innings
    Matt Shoemaker dominated the Twins in Tuesday's win, striking out 10 batters in six shutout innings.

    Advice: The right-hander held the Twins to two hits (both singles) and three walks in the effort, what turned out to be one of his best starts of the season. Shoemaker has a mediocre 4.55 ERA with a 1.27 WHIP, and an 84/24 K/BB ratio over 97 innings, but we'd bet on that ERA coming down as the season wanes. He'll take on the Rangers at home next. Tuesday, 10:15 pm
  • Harrison goes six scoreless for first '15 win
    Matt Harrison tossed six shutout innings against the Rockies on Tuesday to earn his first win of the season.

    Advice: Back from spinal fusion surgery, Harrison showed what he's capable of when healthy, scattering seven hits and a walk over his six innings of work. The southpaw struck out two and was removed after 91 pitches as he continues to build up his stamina. The start was just his second of the season and only his eighth since the start of the 2013 season as he's battled back injuries. Harrison and the Rangers hope he can carry over his success into Monday's start against the Yankees. Tuesday, 9:59 pm
  • Marisnick has stolen base, two runs scored
    Jake Marisnick tripled, stole a base and scored two runs in a win over the Red Sox on Tuesday.

    Advice: Marisnick made things happen with his legs in the fifth inning, collecting his 12th stolen base of the season and coming around to score when the throw ricocheted off his forearm and into left field. He later tripled and scored on a Jose Altuve single in the eighth. The 24-year-old has come down after a torrid start to the year, but he's still a dual threat who will have some exciting games for the Astros. Tuesday, 9:45 pm
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