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  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    27 minutes ago
  • Red Sox acquire Edwin Escobar in Peavy trade
    Red Sox acquired LHP Edwin Escobar and RHP Heath Hembree from the Red Sox for RHP Jake Peavy and cash considerations.

    Advice: Escobar began the season as the second ranked prospect in the Giants system, but struggled to the tune of a 5.11 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 96/37 K/BB ratio over 111 innings at Triple-A Fresno in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Still just 22-years-old, the hard-throwing southpaw makes for a nice addition to the Red Sox system. Rotoworld.com
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  • Lester willing to return to Red Sox if traded
    Jon Lester admitted Friday that even if he is traded before next week's non-waiver trade deadline, he would be open to returning to the Red Sox as a free agent next season.

    Advice: Lester hasn't hidden his desire to remain with the Red Sox, and as they currently sit in the cellar of the American League East, it's an idea that may make sense for them as an organization. If they can flip the star southpaw for the best prospects they can get at the deadline, and then re-sign him over the Winter, the organization will be strengthened. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:48 am
  • Zack Greinke strikes out 10 in win
    Zack Greinke shut out the Giants for seven innings and struck out 10 in a win Friday.

    Advice: It was Greinke's fourth 10-strikeout game of the season. He's up to 140 strikeouts in 131 1/3 innings this year after finishing with 148 in 177 2/3 innings last year. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:56 pm
  • Tim Lincecum gives up six runs to Dodgers
    Tim Lincecum was pounded for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Well, he's not facing the Padres any longer. Lincecum struck out six and walked none tonight, which could have boded well, but he gave up nine hits, three of them triples. Don't buy into the hot streak: Lincecum still isn't an every-week start in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:55 pm
  • Kevin Gausman limits Mariners to one run
    Kevin Gausman held serve against Felix Hernandez on Friday, limiting the Mariners to one run in 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Hernandez got one more out and certainly had the more dominant effort, but Gausman got the outs when they mattered and gave the Orioles a chance to win. He allowed seven hits, walked three and struck out three. It was the sixth time in nine starts that he's allowed one or no runs. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:45 pm
  • Felix Hernandez strikes out 10 Orioles
    Felix Hernandez wasn't involved in the decision after allowing one run over seven innings and striking out 10 Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: This makes 13 starts in a row of seven or more innings and no more than two runs allowed. The Mariners have won 10 of those outings, with seven of the wins getting credited to Hernandez. Tonight, though, they lost 2-1 in 10 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:44 pm
  • Drew Smyly strikes out 11 in loss
    Drew Smyly fanned a career-high 11 against the Angels on Friday, but he still took a loss after giving up two runs in 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: Smyly struck out 10 on July 6, 2012, but he hadn't fanned more than seven in a start since (partly because he hasn't had much of a chance to work deep into games). He's been sharp in both of his starts since the All-Star break, and while the loss tonight dropped him to 6-9, he still has a solid 3.77 ERA. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:33 pm
  • Morton gives up four runs in loss
    Charlie Morton allowed four runs over six-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Morton held the Rockies to just one run before he unraveled to begin the seventh inning. He struck out three and walked one in the loss and now sits at 5-10 with a 3.40 ERA and 106/44 K/BB ratio over 132 1/3 innings of work this season. He'll attempt to turn the page next week in another road start, this time against the Giants. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:00 pm
  • Anderson notches first win of season
    Brett Anderson tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Pirates on Friday for his first win of the season, but he was forced to exit due to an apparent blister on his throwing hand.

    Advice: Anderson didn't give up his first hit until the fifth inning and ended up allowing just two in all. It was a bit of an odd outing, as he struck out just one batter and walked four, but it was good enough to put him in line for the win. Anderson was at 102 pitches when he left the ballgame, so he likely didn't have much left, anyway. After all the injuries he has dealt with in recent seasons, fortunately this one seems minor. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Ventura takes no-decision vs. Indians
    Yordano Ventura took a no-decision Friday after yielding four runs (three earned) over 6 1/3 innings against the Indians.

    Advice: After being knocked around for six runs over 4 1/3 innings last time out, Ventura showed some signs of progress in this one, allowing six hits against one walk and seven strikeouts. An error by Mike Moustakas in the seventh inning eventually allowed the tying run to score. The seven strikeouts from Ventura was his most since May 15. That's nice to see after he didn't strike out one batter in his last outing. He'll bring a 3.63 ERA into a start against the Twins next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:37 pm
  • Tomlin takes no-decision vs. Royals
    Josh Tomlin allowed four runs (three earned) over 5 1/3 innings Friday in a no-decision against the Royals.

    Advice: Tomlin gave up seven hits (including two home runs) while walking none and striking out five. He has now allowed 16 home runs in 86 2/3 innings of work and has just one win over his last eight starts. He's no sure thing to keep a rotation spot once Justin Masterson comes back from the DL. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Mejia notches 14th save of season
    Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Brewers on Friday for his 14th save of the season.

    Advice: Mejia put himself in some early trouble with a leadoff walk to Jonathan Lucroy, but he secured the victory by striking out the next three batters he faced. The 24-year-old owns a 2.03 ERA and 33/13 K/BB ratio in 31 innings since moving to the bullpen. He's 14-for-16 in save chances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:07 pm
  • Wheeler takes no-decision vs. Brewers
    Zack Wheeler allowed two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

    Advice: Wheeler was bailed out by a ninth-inning rally, but he deserved a better fate anyway, as an error by Daniel Murphy got the Brewers on the board in the sixth. He held the Brewers to just three hits (including a solo homer from Carlos Gomez) and two walks while striking out nine batters. The young right-hander has really begun to hit his stride of late, allowing just one earned run in each of his last five starts. He'll carry a 3.64 ERA into a start against the Phillies next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Gallardo takes tough luck no-decision
    Yovani Gallardo tossed 7 2/3 scoreless innings against the Mets on Friday, but was handed a no-decision.

    Advice: Tough break for Gallardo, who was dominant. He allowed just four hits (all of them singles) and no walks while fanning eight batters. However, Francisco Rodriguez blew his chance at a win in the ninth. Gallardo is now winless over his last six starts. He'll try to turn that around when he faces the red-hot Rays next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 9:05 pm
  • Lester goes six innings in no-decision
    Jon Lester gave up two runs over six innings against the Rays on Friday.

    Advice: His lone mistake was a two-run homer by Desmond Jennings in the fifth inning. He left in line for the win, but the Rays took the lead in the seventh inning. The southpaw struck out seven and walked one in the no-decision and now owns a dominant 0.93 ERA and 34/3 K/BB ratio in 29 innings over four starts this month. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in eight straight starts. He'll try to keep it going when he makes his final start of July next week against the Blue Jays. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:56 pm
  • 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. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
  • Rockies wanted Gausman for Jorge De La Rosa
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rockies asked for Kevin Gausman in exchange for Jorge De La Rosa.

    Advice: It was worth a shot, but the O's weren't going to bite on that ridiculous request. Gausman has tremendous upside and at least five more years of cost control. De La Rosa, meanwhile, is set to become a free agent this winter. Baltimore is seeking pitching upgrades with the July 31 trade deadline approaching, but it's been a seller-friendly market so far and the club is reluctant to part with any top prospects. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:14 am
  • Red Sox table extension talks with Jon Lester
    Red Sox principal owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that extension talks with impending free agent Jon Lester have been tabled until after the 2014 season.

    Advice: Lester doesn't want to be distracted any longer by in-season contract negotiations and probably wants a taste of the open market -- where there could be crazy money flying around this winter. The 30-year-old left-hander is putting together the best season of his career at the perfect time, boasting a 2.50 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 142/31 K/BB ratio in 137 innings. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reported earlier this month that the Red Sox were prepared to offer him "$100 million for five years, or thereabouts." Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 6:56 am
  • Mejia notches 13th save in win over SEA
    Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his thirteenth save of the year on Tuesday against the Mariners.

    Advice: Mejia did walk one batter, but otherwise put up zeroes across the stat-line. The scoreless inning dropped his ERA to 3.80. While the ERA doesn't look particularly sparkling for a closer, Mejia has only given up one run over his last ten appearances. He also has 66 strikeouts in just over 66 innings and is 13-for-15 in save chances since assuming the closer's role. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:54 pm
  • Lincecum earns 1st career save in 14th inning
    Tim Lincecum notched the first save of his eight-year career, coming into Tuesday's game in the 14th inning and getting the final two outs for a Giants win.

    Advice: George Kontos started off the inning, but got into trouble when Ryan Howard singled to lead off the frame and Wil Nieves doubled with one out to put runners at second and third. Lincecum allowed Howard to score on a ground out, then walked Cameron Rupp, but was able to get Domonic Brown to ground out to first to end the game. As a starter, Lincecum had made strides lately, and now sports a 3.65 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 108/47 K/BB ratio. Lincecum started on Sunday but should be able to make his next scheduled start on Friday against the Dodgers at home. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:00 pm
  • King Felix moved back to Friday
    Felix Hernandez will make his next start on Friday against the Orioles.

    Advice: Hernandez was previously in line to start Thursday, so the Mariners will move him back a day. Hisashi Iwakuma will now start Thursday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:52 pm