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  • Chase Anderson goes seven in no-decision
    Chase Anderson held the Reds to one run and three hits over seven innings in Monday's extra-inning win.

    Advice: Anderson wasn't involved in the decision, but he was effective once again, recording a third straight quality start. He's looking like a keeper for the Diamondbacks.
    Today, 9:11 pm
  • Jesse Chavez gives up six runs in loss
    Jesse Chavez was roughed up by the Astros on Monday, allowing six runs over 5 1/3 innings to fall to 8-7.

    Advice: Chavez has been blessed with an easy schedule lately, but he hasn't capitalized, giving up 11 runs in 16 2/3 innings in two starts against the Astros and one versus the Mariners. He's one start away from surpassing his career high in innings, and the anticipated trip to the bullpen might come sooner rather than later. If so, the A's would turn to Tommy Milone or Drew Pomeranz in his place.
    Today, 8:54 pm
    L, 7-3 ^ @Hou
  • Felix Doubront lit up in relief
    Mopping up after Clay Buchholz was pulled, Felix Doubront gave up six runs while getting just two outs in the sixth inning Monday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Red Sox brought Doubront in with the idea that he'd pitch at least a couple of innings and maybe even finish the game. Instead, he gave up six hits and two walks to the 10 batters he faced, throwing 36 pitches in the inning. It's possible that it was his last outing with Boston, as he'd like a trade if he's not going to be a starter, but it's quite a bit more likely that he sticks around and gets another chance to start later this year.
    Today, 8:06 pm
  • Dana Eveland's X-ray comes back clean
    An X-ray on Dana Eveland's left elbow came back clean.

    Advice: Eveland was hit on the pitching elbow by a comebacker Monday. While he escaped serious injury, it wouldn't be a surprise if he was unavailable for a few days.
    Today, 7:23 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • D'Backs would consider trading closer Reed
    ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Diamondbacks are telling teams that "they'd talk" about trading Addison Reed.

    Advice: It's not clear at this point whether they've had any real discussions with other teams, but it appears they're at least willing to entertain the possibility of a deal. Reed has had an up-and-down season for the D'Backs but his numbers overall (3.89 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 47/11 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings) have been pretty good. He'll be eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter. Stark also notes that the D'Backs are listening on Aaron Hill, Oliver Perez and, "for the right offer," Martin Prado and Josh Collmenter. They're expected to hang on to Brad Ziegler.
    Today, 5:36 pm
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka to resume throwing soon
    Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) is expected to resume throwing in 3-4 days.

    Advice: Matsuzaka doesn't have any structural damage in his right elbow and anti-inflammatory medication has reduced the swelling. He's eligible to return from the DL on August 9 and it sounds like he'll have a shot to be ready at that time.
    Today, 3:59 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • Jacob deGrom has 185-inning limit
    The Mets have set an innings cap for Jacob deGrom this season at around 185.

    Advice: That means he has roughly 59 2/3 frames to go, or about 10 starts if he averages six innings per outing. DeGrom is in line for 11 more starts if he pitches every five days, so he could either be skipped over once or shut down a bit early. It's not a major concern, and Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that the club isn't considering giving deGrom a break anytime soon. "So I think we have a couple of different ways of approaching that," Alderson said. "Now, I don't think we want to interrupt the flow that he has going, the success he's had."
    Today, 3:18 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • Loe breaks hand in brawl in Triple-A
    Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said Monday that Kameron Loe broke his right hand in Saturday's brawl at Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: Yes, that's his throwing hand. Loe, 32, signed a minor league deal with Arizona earlier this month and had a 9.00 ERA over his first six appearances in Triple-A.
    Today, 2:48 pm
    Not Active
    L, 5-0 vs Pit
  • Yankees designate Francis for assignment
    Yankees designated LHP Jeff Francis for assignment.

    Advice: The Yankees have called up Zoilo Almonte to take his spot on the active roster. Francis was acquired from the A's earlier this month and allowed one run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings over two appearances.
    Today, 1:21 pm
    Not Active
    L, 4-2 @Tex
  • Rays activate Joel Peralta from 15-day DL
    Rays activated RHP Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Peralta was out for 15 days after contracting the chikungunya virus while vacationing in the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break. The right-hander threw a scoreless rehab inning on Saturday in High-A ball.
    Today, 11:53 am
  • Rays designate Erik Bedard for assignment
    Rays designated LHP Erik Bedard for assignment.

    Advice: Bedard registered a 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 15 starts and two relief appearances for Tampa Bay. The 35-year-old southpaw was dumped Monday to open up a roster spot for Joel Peralta, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
    Today, 11:51 am
    Not Active
    W, 2-1 vs Mil
  • Jason Lane allows just one run but takes loss
    Jason Lane allowed just one run over six-plus innings but took the loss Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: The one run he allowed was on an Evan Gattis solo shot that led off the bottom of the seventh inning. And that was enough for Atlanta on a day that the San Diego offense managed just five total hits and zero runs. Lane was sharp in his first major league start, striking out two Braves hitters and issuing no walks. He could get another turn in the Padres' rotation soon.
    Today, 11:48 am
  • Orioles recall Preston Guilmet from Norfolk
    Orioles recalled RHP Preston Guilmet from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Guilmet is filling in for T.J. McFarland, who was placed on the bereavement list in a corresponding roster move. Guilmet has a 5.23 ERA this year in the majors.
    Today, 10:35 am
  • Padres recall Jason Lane for Monday start
    Padres recalled LHP Jason Lane from Triple-A El Paso.

    Advice: Lane will make a spot start for the Padres on Monday afternoon against the Braves. The former outfielder tossed 4 1/3 scoreless innings of relief for San Diego earlier this season, but he is not a good fantasy option.
    Today, 7:40 am
  • Mike Adams (shoulder) throws off mound soon
    Mike Adams (shoulder) hopes to begin throwing off a mound during the first week of August.

    Advice: Adams, who's been out since June 7 with fraying in his right shoulder labrum, was recently transferred to the 60-day disabled list. The right-hander could return in late August if he's able to avoid setbacks, but he admitted to reporters Sunday that he won't be 100 percent. Adams holds a $6 million club option for next season.
    Today, 6:18 am
    Disabled List
    L, 7-1 @NYM
  • Pirates interested in Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins
    According to's Thomas Harding, the Pirates have interest in Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins.

    Advice: The Bucs are looking for some easy and inexpensive ways to upgrade their bullpen, and the 41-year-old Hawkins fits that mold. He has posted a 3.09 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 35 innings this season out of the Colorado bullpen on a salary of just $2.25 million. Hawkins also carries a $2.25 million club option for the 2015 campaign.
    Today, 6:10 am
  • DeGrom earns fourth straight win vs. Brewers
    Jacob deGrom earned his fourth straight win on Sunday, holding the Brewers scoreless over 6 1/3 innings of work.

    Advice: DeGrom gave up four hits and walked two in the outing, striking out four. He's now 4-0 in his last four starts, allowing just two runs over 27 1/3 innings. The right-hander owns a 2.79 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 83/31 K/BB ratio in 87 innings this year, and he should be owned in all mixed leagues at this point. DeGrom takes on the Giants on Saturday in search of his fifth straight victory.
    Yesterday, 3:17 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • Jason Lane to start for Padres Monday
    Jason Lane will be called up to start on Monday against the Braves.

    Advice: It's expected to just be a spot start, as the anticipation is that Ian Kennedy (oblique) will only miss one turn. A former outfielder, Lane struck out four in 4 1/3 scoreless relief innings with the Padres earlier this season. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 12:14 pm
  • Doubront wants trade if not starting
    Felix Doubront said Sunday that he'd rather be traded if he's not going to start for the Red Sox.

    Advice: "If something happens, it's going to happen because it's going to be the best for me," he said. "I just want to be a starter and stay there. If I stay (with the Red Sox), they have to know I have to be a starter. If I go, the other team is going to give me this chance to be a starter." Doubront has little to complain about here, as he holds a 5.22 ERA this season and a pedestrian 4.70 mark during his career. Manager John Farrell indicated that the lefty isn't going to be starting again for the Sox anytime soon. "There's a clear role for him in the bullpen and sometimes performance guides where you're slotted," the skipper said.
    Yesterday, 10:52 am
  • Joel Peralta to be activated on Monday
    Joel Peralta (virus) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday.

    Advice: Peralta will miss the minimum amount of time with the chikungunya virus, which he contracted over the All-Star break in his native Dominican Republic. The reliever was cleared to return after throwing a scoreless inning for High-A Charlotte on Saturday in his lone rehab appearance.
    Yesterday, 8:51 am
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka will avoid elbow surgery
    Daisuke Matsuzaka does not need elbow surgery.

    Advice: But he's not quite out of the woods yet. Matsuzaka was placed on the disabled list Saturday with elbow inflammation and won't pick up a baseball for another 7-10 days. It's possible he won't make it back this year.
    Saturday, 1:25 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • Mets place Daisuke Matsuzaka on disabled list
    Mets placed RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation.

    Advice: Matsuzaka flew back to New York on Friday to have his ailing elbow examined, so this move doesn't come as a surprise. Buddy Carlyle will be recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take his place in the bullpen.
    Saturday, 9:59 am
    Disabled List
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • Daisuke Matsuzaka to get elbow examined
    Daisuke Matsuzaka has flown back to New York to have his right elbow examined.

    Advice: The elbow evidently must have been bothering him when he gave up three runs over two relief innings on Thursday. The Mets should have an update on Matsuzaka's status over the weekend.
    Friday, 2:16 pm
    Disabled List
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • SP Chavez wins for 2nd time in last 3 starts
    Jesse Chavez got back in the win column by allowing two earned runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings Wednesday in a 9-7 victory over the Astros.

    Advice: He struck out seven and walked two. Chavez has issued at least two free passes in six straight starts. The excess base runners have been an issue, but Chavez has done a good job in recent starts minimizing damage. He entered this game with a 4.32 July ERA despite a 1.80 WHIP in those three outings. Now 8-6 with a 3.14 ERA, Chavez has a rematch with Brad Peacock scheduled for Monday.
    Wednesday, 10:51 pm
    L, 7-3 ^ @Hou
  • Hawkins struggles in non-save situation Wed.
    LaTroy Hawkins allowed two runs and stranded the bases loaded in a non-save situation against the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Hawkins entered the game with a four-run lead and got two quick outs before the Nationals strung together four straight hits. A fielding error loaded the bases with the winning run at first, but Ian Desmond struck out to end the threat. Hawkins has a 3.09 ERA after Wednesday's outing, and the struggles of Rex Brothers and Adam Ottavino have given the 41-year-old some job protection in his hold on the Rockies' closer role.
    Wednesday, 5:00 pm
  • deGrom pitches third straight gem vs Mariners
    Jacob deGrom threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Mariners to pick up his fourth win on Tuesday.

    Advice: Jacob deGrom tossed a third straight gem on Tuesday, striking out seven and walking just one over seven frames. It's the sixth straight start in which deGrom has not allowed more than three runs. In the process, he's dropped his ERA to 3.01. This is also the third straight start in which deGrom's gone seven innings. If he can keep lasting deep into games, he'll continue to provide nice strikeout and ERA boosts. He'll square off with the Brewers next time out.
    Tuesday, 10:32 pm
    W, 7-1 vs Phi
  • Anderson holds Tigers to two runs over six IP
    Chase Anderson lasted six innings against the Tigers on Tuesday, scattering five hits while striking out five and walking three.

    Advice: The damage came on a first inning Miguel Cabrera RBI single and a third inning wild pitch that allowed Austin Jackson to score. Otherwise, Anderson was effective. While the game ended up being decided by the bullpen, this marks back-to-back quality starts for Anderson, whose ERA sits at a solid 3.58. He'll try to keep it going against the Reds in his next outing.
    Tuesday, 10:06 pm