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  • Robert Carson re-signed by Dodgers
    Dodgers re-signed LHP Robert Carson to a minor league contract.

    Advice: Carson spent all of this season in the minors, putting up a 5.74 ERA across three levels. He'll give the Dodgers some left-handed bullpen depth on the farm. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 11:04 am
     
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    L, 4-1 @Sea
  • Cesar Cabral elects free agency
    Cesar Cabral has elected free agency.

    Advice: Cabral had trouble staying healthy with the Yankees and performed terribly this season, allowing three runs in his lone big league inning and posting a 6.28 ERA in the minors. The 25-year-old will seek a minor league deal elsewhere. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:54 am
     
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    W, 9-5 @Bos
  • Uehara, Red Sox not close to a deal
    Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that there "have been preliminary talks" between the Red Sox and Koji Uehara, but "the sides aren’t close to a deal."

    Advice: The Red Sox would like to keep Uehara as their closer but are not expected to extend a qualifying offer of $15.3 million. Cafardo notes that a one-year deal that might include an option "would be preferable." Uehara lost his closer gig after struggling down the stretch but was terrific overall, posting a 2.52 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 80/8 K/BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 10:05 am
  • Tim Lincecum dealing with sore neck
    Tim Lincecum was unable to throw a scheduled bullpen session on Saturday due to a sore neck.

    Advice: It's not clear how long the neck has been bothering Lincecum, but it could partly explain why he's yet to pitch this postseason. However, the right-hander will be on the World Series roster as one of two long relievers in San Francisco's bullpen. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 8:27 am
  • Julio DePaula refuses outright assignment
    Julio DePaula has elected free agency.

    Advice: The 31-year-old hurler will explore opportunities elsewhere rather than accepting his outright assignment from the Orioles. After returning from the Independent League to sign with the Orioles, he posted a 4.97 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 43/13 K/BB ratio in 38 innings at Double-A Bowie. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:26 am
     
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    W, 1-0 @Tor
  • Trevor Bell elects to become free agent
    Trevor Bell has elected free agency.

    Advice: The 28-year-old hurler missed nearly all of the 2014 season due to inflammation in his pitching elbow. He'll look to land elsewhere on a minor league deal this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:53 pm
     
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    W, 4-1 vs Pit
  • Cardinals unlikely to bring back Pat Neshek
    According to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com, the Cardinals are unlikely to retain any of their five impending free agents.

    Advice: Of the five, Pat Neshek is the only one who had a healthy and productive season for the Cardinals, posting a terrific 1.87 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 68/9 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings, and will surely earn a lucrative contract through free agency. Mark Ellis, Justin Masterson, Jason Motte and A.J. Pierzynski are also eligible for free agency this winter. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:17 pm
  • Tanner Scheppers (elbow) throws side session
    Tanner Scheppers (elbow) threw a bullpen session on Friday.

    Advice: Scheppers missed the majority of the 2014 season due to elbow issues, but Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said Friday that the right-hander is now ahead of schedule in his recovery. He'll be used in a bullpen role next season. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 1:25 pm
     
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    L, 4-0 vs Oak
  • Nats expected to decline Soriano's option
    The Nationals are expected to decline Rafael Soriano's $14 million option for 2015.

    Advice: They probably would have picked it up if they had to make the call at the All-Star break, but Soriano made the decision to cut him loose easy after a disastrous second half. Drew Storen took over as the Nats' closer late in the year when Soriano faltered and will almost surely retain the role heading into 2015. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:36 am
  • Antonio Bastardo could be traded this winter
    Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News considers Antonio Bastardo the Phillies player most likely to be traded this offseason.

    Advice: Bastardo had an up-and-down 2014 season with a 3.94 ERA, but he also struck out 81 over 64 innings and has been one of the better left-handed setup men in the NL over the last few years. However, he's due for a raise in his final year of arbitration after making $2 million this year, and the Phillies have burgeoning bullpen stud Jake Diekman from the left side. Bastardo could fetch a decent return and allow Philly to reallocate some funds towards a more pressing need. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 7:14 am
  • Darren O'Day's option will be picked up
    The Orioles will exercise Darren O'Day's $4.25 million option for 2015.

    Advice: It's not a cheap price tag for a setup man, but O'Day has certainly earned it. The sidearmer has put together a fantastic 2.05 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 201/48 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 frames since the beginning of 2012, establishing himself as one of the most reliable relievers in the AL. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 6:46 am
  • Michael Wacha serves up walk-off homer
    Michael Wacha served up a walk-off, three-run homer to Travis Ishikawa in the ninth inning of Thursday's loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Cardinals manager Mike Matheny put Wacha into an impossible situation. The right-hander hadn't pitched for 20 days and had already warmed up a few innings prior. He was then inserted into a tie game in the ninth inning and was, unsurprisingly, not sharp. Wacha was great when healthy this season but will go into next year with a medical red flag due to his shoulder issue. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:46 pm
     
    W, 1-0 @Ari
  • Michael Kohn inks major league deal with Rays
    Rays signed RHP Michael Kohn to a one-year contract.

    Advice: Kohn elected free agency last month after being removed from the Angels' 40-man roster. The 28-year-old holds a 3.67 ERA with 107 strikeouts across 110 1/3 frames at the major league level, though he's also walked 73. He should be able to crack the Rays' Opening Day roster next season as a middle reliever. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 3:40 pm
  • Casilla saves Game 4, Giants one win away
    Santiago Casilla earned the save in the Giants' win over the Cardinals in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

    Advice: On to protect a two-run lead, Casilla got pinch-hitter Daniel Descalso and Matt Carpenter out before allowing a single by Jon Jay that brought Matt Holliday to the plate as the tying run. Casilla froze Holliday with a two-seam fastball that ran back over the outside of the plate to end the game, his second strikeout of the night. Casilla has been dominant this postseason, allowing just one hit and one walk over six scoreless innings of work. The Giants own a 3-1 series lead heading into Thursday's Game 5. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 9:13 pm
  • Holland gets save, KC heads to World Series
    Greg Holland recorded the final out Wednesday to complete the Royals' ALCS sweep of the Orioles and send Kansas City to its first World Series in 29 years.

    Advice: Holland gave up a leadoff walk to Adam Jones in the top of the ninth inning after starting the at-bat 0-2, but he got Nelson Cruz to hit into a fielder's choice, struck out Delmon Young swinging, and then J.J. Hardy grounded out to Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas to end it. The Royals, who've gone 8-0 this postseason, will face either the Giants or Cardinals in the 2014 Fall Classic. What a ride. Game 1 will be played at Kauffman Stadium on October 21. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 4:11 pm
  • Greg Holland shut door on Orioles
    Greg Holland spun a perfect ninth inning to close out the Orioles in Tuesday's ALCS Game 3 victory.

    Advice: He got Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz to pop out before inducing a game-ending groundout from Steve Pearce. Holland finished off what was a stellar effort from the Royals' bullpen, as he teamed with Jason Frasor, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis to retire the final 12 batters of the night without permitting a baserunner. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 8:22 pm
  • Wacha being used as extra-inning reliever
    Cardinals manager Mike Matheny acknowledged Monday that Michael Wacha is an "extra-inning reliever."

    Advice: Wacha missed a large chunk of the regular season's second half with a shoulder injury and is still rediscovering the feel for his pitches, so the Cardinals have been reluctant to use him in high-leverage situations so far in these playoffs. "Michael gives us definitely some flexibility, and we can use him in a different role, but right now that’s pretty valuable to us knowing that we can be quick (to other relievers), like we were," Matheny told reporters after NLCS Game 2. "It leaves a huge need in case we come back and tie the game." Rotoworld.com
    Oct 13, 6:58 am
     
    W, 1-0 @Ari
  • Casilla closes out Giants' NLCS Game 1 win
    Santiago Casilla pitched a perfect ninth inning to close out the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.

    Advice: Casilla was tasked with retiring Jhonny Peralta, Matt Adams and Yadier Molina with a three-run lead, and he had little issue doing so in convincing fashion. Casilla was also spotless in three innings of work in the Division Series against the Nationals. The right-hander is locked in right now. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 8:36 pm
  • Holland slams door on Orioles in ALCS Game 2
    Greg Holland closed out the Orioles to preserve the win in Saturday's Game 2 of the ALCS.

    Advice: Charged with preserving a two-run lead in the ninth, Holland got two quick outs before a Nelson Cruz single brought the tying run to the plate. Unfazed, Holland struck out Steve Pearce swinging to end the game. Holland has allowed one run in six innings this postseason, and the Royals now own a 2-0 series lead. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 11, 5:33 pm
  • Greg Holland closes out Orioles in Game 1
    Greg Holland made things interesting in the 10th inning on Friday, but was able to close out Orioles and preserve a Royals victory in Game 1 of the ALCS.

    Advice: Holland surrendered a two-out run-scoring single to Delmon Young and had the tying runs on base, but was able to retire Nick Markakis on a ground out to end the ballgame. Before things even got to Holland, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis each hurled a pair of scoreless innings to keep things knotted up. Rotoworld.com
    Oct 10, 10:08 pm
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