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  • Mills to be designated for assignment
    Brad Mills is expected to be designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Advice: The move will clear a spot for top prospect Aaron Sanchez, who is expected to join the team's bullpen. Mills was rocked for eight runs over two innings Monday night against the Red Sox.
    31 minutes ago
  • Marquis lands on disabled list in Triple-A
    Jason Marquis has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley due to a strained right oblique.

    Advice: Marquis' contract included an opt-out on July 31, but the injury figures to keep him around for a little while longer. The 35-year-old right-hander has a 2.22 ERA over his first four starts in Triple-A.
    56 minutes ago
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    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Padres acquire RHP De Paula from Yankees
    Padres acquired RHP Rafael De Paula from the Yankees in the Chase Headley deal.

    Advice: The Padres also acquired Yangervis Solarte, but De Paula is the most intriguing piece. The 23-year-old owns a 4.15 ERA and 104/38 K/BB ratio over 89 innings this season with High-A Tampa. He has a big arm and has struggled with his control at times, so some believe he could end up in the bullpen in the long-term.
    Today, 10:36 am
    Not Active
    4:05 pm vs Tex
  • Report: Burnett would prefer trade to Pirates
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Phillies right-hander A.J. Burnett would prefer to be dealt to the Pirates and that Pittsburgh players are lobbying for his return.

    Advice: Burnett made a bit of an awkward exit from Pittsburgh when he signed with the Phillies during the offseason, but it's water under the bridge at this point. However, one possible hangup in a deal is his player option for 2015. He's currently at 21 starts this season, but his 2015 salary would rise to $8.5 million at 24 starts, $10 million at 27, $11.75 million at 30 and a maximum of $12.75 million if he makes it to 32 starts.
    Today, 9:38 am
  • Blue Jays to call up Rogers from Triple-A
    Esmil Rogers is expected to be called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rogers was outrighted off the 40-man roster back in May, but the Blue Jays need a fresh arm in their bullpen. The 28-year-old owns a 6.97 ERA over 16 appearances at the major league level this season and figures to pitch in long relief.
    Today, 9:11 am
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Bos
  • Burnett can be traded 9 teams without consent
    According to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett can be traded to the Orioles, Red Sox, Red Sox, Reds, Royals, Mets, Yankees, Pirates, Cardinals, and Nationals without his consent.

    Advice: Similar to teammate Cliff Lee, Burnett has a 20-team no-trade list. The Pirates and Orioles are two of the teams who have been scouting Burnett recently and the trade list won't be an issue.
    Today, 9:02 am
  • Report: Yanks have checked in on John Danks
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees have checked in with the White Sox about the availability of left-hander John Danks.

    Advice: There's nothing to indicate that the two sides are close to a deal, but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hasn't made any secret about his desire to add starting pitching. Danks owns a 4.35 ERA and 87/46 K/BB ratio over 124 innings this season, so he's not quite the pitcher he once was. There's still around $34 million remaining on his contract, which runs through 2016. He has a six-team no-trade list, but it's unclear if the Yankees are on it.
    Today, 8:53 am
  • Cishek, Dunn being watched by scouts
    Joe Frisaro of reports that Marlins' relievers Steve Cishek and Mike Dunn are being closely watched by scouts.

    Advice: CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has reported that Cishek has been a popular name in recent trade talks, but it's unclear whether the Marlins are willing to move him. However, he's making $3.8 million in his first year of arbitration and won't qualify for free agency until after 2017, so he could fetch a big return. The Marlins would like to add a controllable starting pitcher and/or a second baseman, which would be reasonable requests in a Cishek deal. Dunn making $1.4 million in his first year of arbitration and is under team control through 2016.
    Today, 8:51 am
  • Peralta (virus) expected to be placed on DL
    Joel Peralta (virus) is expected to be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Peralta believes that he acquired the chikungunya virus, an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, which is where Peralta spent his All-Star break. He would be placed on the disabled list retroactive to July 13, setting him up to return within a few days assuming he feels up to it. Jeff Beliveau is the most likely replacement on the active roster.
    Today, 8:08 am
  • Fujikawa (elbow) pitches in Triple-A
    Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) allowed one run on two hits over one inning Monday in his first rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Fujikawa, who is currently making his way back from Tommy John surgery, moved his rehab up to Triple-A on Monday after he made six scoreless appearances between rookie ball and Class A Wayne County. He could be ready to join the Cubs' bullpen after a handful of appearances in Triple-A.
    Today, 7:12 am
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm vs SD
  • Angels won't limit Garrett Richards' workload
    Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday that the club has no plans to temporarily shut down Garrett Richards in order to limit his workload.

    Advice: Richards is already at 131 1/3 innings, just a tad shy of the 145 innings he threw last season. He has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season before in pro ball, but Dipoto said there haven't been any discussions about giving him a break. "Not at all," said Dipoto. "Garrett has thrown from end to end in a season. His innings have not escalated to the point where they're 200-plus, but Garrett throws the ball as easily as anybody you'll ever see. It's not a violent delivery, it's not a violent package. He maintains velocity pretty easily." Richards is currently on pace for 216 2/3 innings and could pitch more if the Angels play deep into October.
    Today, 6:41 am
  • Wilson (ankle) set for sim. game Wednesday
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) is scheduled to throw an "up-and-down" bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wilson felt good after throwing 50 pitches in a bullpen session Monday and will test himself Wednesday in what will essentially amount to a simulated game, as he'll take breaks as if he was pitching separate innings. The southpaw will almost certainly require a minor league rehab assignment, but should be able to return within a couple of weeks.
    Today, 6:29 am
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Bal
  • Blue Jays calling up prospect Aaron Sanchez
    Shi Davidi of reports that the Blue Jays plan to call up prospect right-hander Aaron Sanchez on Tuesday.

    Advice: Sanchez was just shifted to the bullpen last week in Triple-A, which is where he'll pitch in his first taste of the majors. The 22-year-old has posted a 3.95 ERA and 84/57 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. He still has a promising future as a starter, but the Jays are hoping he can make an impact down the stretch in a relief role.
    Today, 6:10 am
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Bos
  • Lee can be traded to 9 teams without consent
    Jerry Crasnick of reports that Cliff Lee can be traded to the Braves, Indians, Astros, Marlins, Twins, Mets, Padres, Rays, and Nationals without his consent.

    Advice: You'll notice that there are four teams from the NL East on his list, but the Phillies would be unlikely to deal him to any of those teams anyway. Meanwhile, most of the others likely couldn't afford him, so there's a mix of strategy and preference in his list. Lee has 20 teams on his no-trade list, but it's still possible that he could waive it if the right situation presents itself. The veteran southpaw struggled in his return from the disabled list Monday, so a trade appears unlikely right now. The Phillies might be better off waiting until August or potentially the offseason.
    Today, 5:56 am
  • Farquhar (elbow) returns to action
    Danny Farquhar (elbow) allowed an unearned run in one inning of work in his return to action Monday against the Mets.

    Advice: Farquhar was unavailable Sunday due to tenderness in his pitching elbow, but it's not a major concern. The 27-year-old has an excellent 2.68 ERA and 50/14 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings this season.
    Today, 1:24 am
  • Britton's perfect 9th cements Orioles' win
    Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning on Monday to earn save No. 17 as the Orioles emerged victorious against the Angels.

    Advice: Britton has worked a pair of perfect appearances since blowing the save and taking the loss by allowing three runs without retiring a batter Friday against the A's. Since June 21, those three runs are the only runs he's yielded. He's given up runs in only three of 34 appearances since the start of May. Britton boasts a stellar 1.81 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.
    Yesterday, 10:22 pm
  • Norris allows 2 runs in Monday's win over LAA
    In his return to the rotation, Bud Norris allowed two earned runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday against the Angels.

    Advice: Demoted prior to the All-Star break to keep him on a regular pitching schedule, Norris walked two and allowed eight hits, but he also struck out eight. The right-hander struggled in his one-start sojourn in Double-A, so it was nice to see a quick return to form at the game's highest level. Norris (8-6, 3.78 ERA) stays out West next time around, taking on the Mariners this weekend in Seattle.
    Yesterday, 10:18 pm
  • Shoemaker K's 10 but still loses to Orioles
    Matt Shoemaker struck out 10 but fell to 7-3, allowing four runs over 5 2/3 innings as the Angels lost to the Orioles 4-2 on Monday.

    Advice: Shoemaker didn't walk a batter and surrendered five hits. He would have won this game, but couldn't figure out how to pitch to Adam Jones, against whom he served up a pair of two-run homers. The right-hander has shuffled between the rotation and bullpen all year, entering this contest 6-1 with a 4.15 ERA as a starter. Despite the loss, the Angels are the majors' best home team at 34-17.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Niese struggles in loss Mariners on Monday
    In his return from the disabled list, Jon Niese allowed four earned runs over six innings in the Mets' loss to the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Out since early July with shoulder inflammation, Niese punched out six and issued two free passes. The Mariners weren't fooled by his stuff, collecting 11 hits. Regardless, New York is happy to have Niese back, if for no other reason than to showcase him. The left-hander's contract is extremely team-friendly, paying out just $16 million over the next two seasons, with the Mets also in possession of a pair of club options totaling $21 million after that. Outside of a rusty return from layoff, Niese has been remarkably consistent; this was the first time he'd yielded more than three earned runs in a start. Now 5-5 with a 3.13 ERA, Niese heads to Milwaukee this weekend.
    Yesterday, 10:05 pm
  • Nathan shuts out lights on Zona, DET wins 4-3
    Joe Nathan worked around a single to toss a scoreless ninth, preserve a 4-3 win, and earn his 20th save of the season Monday against Arizona.

    Advice: Nathan has finished off scoreless appearances in six of his last seven. Unfortunately, the one he didn't was a three-run implosion over the weekend against the Indians, after which the media began discussing his job security. Nathan has been scored upon in 10 of his last 22 appearances, but manager Brad Ausmus has proven he'll grant an extremely long leash. Nathan is 20-for-25 in save conversions to go with a 5.89 ERA and 1.53 WHIP.
    Yesterday, 10:01 pm
  • Verlander posts quality start versus Snakes
    Justin Verlander beat the Diamondbacks by allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings Monday in a 4-3 victory.

    Advice: Verlander struck out five and gave up six hits and three walks. The quality start and victory are nice to see, but we're still waiting for a dominant performance by the formerly elite ace. Verlander hasn't allowed less than two runs in an outing all season (though he did escape one five-inning outing with no earned runs on his ledger). The right-hander was 11-17 with a 4.84 ERA in 2008, and he's headed towards similar numbers if he can't turn things around soon. Verlander will bring a 9-8 record and 4.84 ERA into a scheduled outing against the Angels on Saturday.
    Yesterday, 9:54 pm
  • Elias leaves with forearm cramp, K's eight
    Roenis Elias left with a forearm cramp on Monday, but not before striking out eight and allowing one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Mets.

    Advice: The Mariners were just being cautious with their young left-hander -- he was at 90 pitches and would have been pulled after the inning anyway -- and it would be surprising if his next start were pushed back. Elias needed a positive outing to prevent talk of a demotion, and he got it, tying for his second highest strikeout total of the season. All shouldn't be forgiven -- the 25-year-old left-hander was 0-3 while getting lit up for a 10.05 ERA over his previous three outings, and had coughed up four runs or more in five of seven to close out the first half -- but he just bought himself some leash. Assuming the injury isn't more serious than the team is letting on, Elias hosts the Orioles this weekend.
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • Doug Fister picks up ninth win
    Doug Fister gave up two runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a win over the Rockies.

    Advice: Fister wasn't at his best tonight, but he didn't need to be against a Rockies lineup missing Troy Tulowitzki, Justin Morneau and Michael Cuddyer. He still managed to take a shutout into the sixth inning before giving up five hits and a walk in the frame. Fortunately, Aaron Barrett was able to strand the bases loaded by striking out Brandon Barnes.
    Yesterday, 9:26 pm
  • T.J. House gives up three runs to Twins
    T.J. House surrendered three runs in five innings Monday in a no-decision against the Twins.

    Advice: House didn't lose his spot as the Indians' fifth starter despite being sent down for the All-Star break, but his job could be in jeopardy pending Danny Salazar's outing on Tuesday. It'd be best for the Indians if Salazar steps up and claims the spot.
    Yesterday, 9:18 pm
  • Chris Sale beats Royals, goes to 9-1
    Chris Sale moved to 9-1 on Monday after holding the Royals to one run in seven innings.

    Advice: Sale allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out eight. Surprisingly, he's just 7-7 lifetime against the Royals, though that does come with a sterling 2.36 ERA. He's allowed three runs total in his last three starts, and he's given the White Sox seven straight quality starts.
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Jacob Petricka records fourth save
    Jacob Petricka notched his fourth save with a scoreless ninth in a two-run game against the Royals on Monday.

    Advice: Ronald Belisario has settled back into his eighth-inning role, but it's still unclear who will get the ninth on a nightly basis. Petricka was also given a chance to close Saturday, only to be pulled in favor of Zach Putnam after allowing two to reach with two outs. Putnam converted that one to earn his second save in two days, but he went unused tonight after also getting Sunday off. At least it seems pretty clear in light of Javy Guerra's recent struggles that the closer committee is down to Petricka and Putnam. If one of the two has a couple of bad appearances in a row, it will probably solve matters.
    Yesterday, 9:00 pm
  • Roenis Elias exits with apparent arm injury
    Roenis Elias left Monday's game against the Mets with an apparent arm injury.

    Advice: Elias was visited by the trainer and seen stretching out his fingers/hand, so he could be dealing with some tightness in his forearm. The Mariners should provide more on his status shortly. Elias allowed one run while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings before exiting.
    Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • Cliff Lee roughed up in return from DL
    Cliff Lee struggled through 5 2/3 innings in his return from the disabled list, giving up six runs and 12 hits in a loss to the Giants.

    Advice: Lee's velocity is typically in the 89-92 mph range when healthy, but he was working more at 86-89 mph tonight. Combine that with the fact that he still has some rust to shake, and he proved very hittable in his return. He gets the Diamondbacks next time out, so keep him active in mixed leagues for now.
    Yesterday, 8:10 pm
  • Brad Mills gives up eight runs in relief
    Making his Blue Jays debut, Brad Mills was pummeled for eight runs in two innings of relief by the Red Sox on Monday.

    Advice: Mills had two quality starts in three tries for the A's before the Jeff Samardzija-Jason Hammel deal made him expendable; his one failure in that span was also against Boston. The Blue Jays merely paid the waiver price to bring him in last week, so one or two more bad outings and he'll likely be sent packing again.
    Yesterday, 7:01 pm
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) throws bullpen session
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) threw a bullpen session Monday.

    Advice: It was his first since landing on the disabled list. Wilson's right ankle doesn't hurt while he's throwing, but he's expected to go out on a rehab assignment so that he can test things out. It's looking like he probably won't be ready to return before the end of the month.
    Yesterday, 4:27 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Bal
  • Bud Norris recalled to start Monday
    Orioles recalled RHP Bud Norris from Double-A Bowie.

    Advice: Norris was sent down prior to the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. He'll make his return to the Orioles' rotation on Monday against the Angels. Norris holds a 3.96 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 15 starts this season.
    Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • Many teams scouting in Philly Monday
    ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Tigers, Blue Jays, Orioles, Brewers, Angels, Royals, Giants, Rangers, Diamondbacks and Pirates have scouts in Philadelphia Monday.

    Advice: Cliff Lee, of course, is making his return from the disabled list Monday and will be a prime trade candidate this month if he can show he's healthy. Crasnick notes that he's not sure which teams are scouting Lee and which are there for regular coverage. It's also not clear whether it's a complete list. One team noticeably absent is the Yankees, a club that many expect to make a run at Lee.
    Yesterday, 3:22 pm
  • Fujikawa (elbow) headed to Triple-A
    Kyuji Fujikawa (elbow) will continue his rehab at Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Fujikawa, who is currently making his way back from Tommy John surgery, has made six scoreless appearances between rookie ball and Class A Wayne County. The 34-year-old could be an option for the Cubs' bullpen in short order.
    Yesterday, 2:30 pm
    Disabled List
    5:05 pm vs SD
  • Indians recall T.J. House for Monday start
    Indians recalled LHP T.J. House from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: House will start for the Indians on Monday night against the Twins. He has an underwhelming 4.40 ERA and 1.53 WHIP this year at the major league level and is not a good fantasy bet, even against light-hitting Minnesota.
    Yesterday, 12:03 pm
  • Phillies activate Cliff Lee for Monday start
    Phillies activated LHP Cliff Lee from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Lee missed over two months with an elbow strain. He will return to the Phillies' starting rotation on Monday night against the Giants and has two turns before the July 31 trade deadline to prove his health. He'll be an attractive name on the block if he pitches well.
    Yesterday, 11:33 am
  • Joel Peralta may have chikungunya virus
    Joel Peralta believes he has the chikungunya virus.

    Advice: It's an illness transferred by mosquitoes in the Caribbean, where Peralta spent his All-Star break. The symptoms typically last over a week and the Rays might place him on the disabled list retroactive to July 13. The right-handed reliever should be fine eventually.
    Yesterday, 5:45 am
  • Marlins may be willing to trade Steve Cishek
    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Marlins closer Steve Cishek has been a very popular name in recent trade talks.

    Advice: The rumblings suggest that the Marlins may be sellers at the trade deadline. If that happens, Cishek would suddenly become one of the top arms available on the market and could fetch a nice return package.
    Sunday, 7:31 pm
  • Mets activate Jon Niese for Monday start
    Mets activated RHP Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday when he takes on the Mariners in Seattle. Before hitting the disabled list with shoulder inflammation, he posted a terrific 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio over his first 103 1/3 frames.
    Sunday, 4:53 pm
  • Joel Peralta unavailable with illness Sunday
    Joel Peralta was unavailable for the Sunday's game against the Twins due to an illness.

    Advice: The Rays needed all hands on deck to preserve a two-run victory over the Twins on Sunday, and it wound up being Kirby Yates who cleaned up Grant Balfour's mess by recording the final two outs. Peralta should be fine in a day or two.
    Sunday, 3:35 pm
  • Danks smoked by Astros, but takes no-decision
    John Danks allowed seven runs over 4 1/3 innings, but took a no-decision as the White Sox lost 11-7 on Sunday.

    Advice: Danks has been prone to this type of blow-up outing, but had looked better as of late, entering Sunday's start with a 2.73 ERA over his previous four outings. The Astros were able to bang out 12 hits, including home runs by Matt Dominguez and Jose Altuve. Danks did not issue a walk and struck out four as he watched his ERA balloon to 4.35. He'll try to bounce back against the Twins on the road on Friday.
    Sunday, 3:15 pm
  • Pirates scouting former Buc A.J. Burnett
    Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that the Pirates had a scout at A.J. Burnett's last start on Friday in Atlanta.

    Advice: Gelb notes that it wasn't the scout's normal assignment, as he was clearly there to see Burnett. Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported Saturday that the Phillies and Orioles have had preliminary discussions on a trade involving Burnett, but Gelb thinks the Pirates might wind up being a better fit. Burnett, of course, pitched for the Pirates from 2012-13.
    Sunday, 12:00 pm
  • Danny Farquhar nursing tender elbow
    Danny Farquhar is unavailable Sunday due to tenderness in his pitching elbow.

    Advice: The reliever said that he could pitch, but he understands the Mariners wanting to play it safely. Consider Farquhar day-to-day for the time being.
    Sunday, 11:09 am
  • Ausmus not considering replacing Nathan
    Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Saturday that he's "not near that point" to replace Joe Nathan at closer.

    Advice: Nathan on Saturday allowed a bases-clearing double, which was preceded by a double and two walks (one intentional). He's been scored upon in 10 of his last 20 appearances and holds a 9.00 ERA over that stretch. Yet, Ausmus is sticking by his veteran closer. "I'm sure there's a possibility I could reach a point sometime," he said. "I'm not near that point. I'll let you know when I am."
    Sunday, 6:31 am
  • Garrett Richards goes eight strong
    Garrett Richards limited the Mariners to one run and three hits in eight innings on Saturday.

    Advice: Richards wasn't involved in the decision in his latest gem, so his seven-game winning streak is still intact. He's allowed a total of four hits in 15 innings against the Mariners this season, and he's 11-2 with a 2.47 ERA overall. Yeah, he really should have been an All-Star.
    Saturday, 10:19 pm
  • Phillies discussing A.J. Burnett with Orioles
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Phillies and Orioles have had preliminary discussions on a trade involving A.J. Burnett.

    Advice: Before he signed with the Phillies, the Orioles expressed interest in the veteran right-hander. Being that it's his hometown team, it's reasonable to believe that the O's would be a nice fit. Stay tuned.
    Saturday, 12:15 pm
  • Zach Britton takes blown save, loss
    Zach Britton took a blown save and a loss after giving up three runs without retiring a batter Friday against the A's.

    Advice: The first two-thirds of it was a total fluke; Yoenis Cespedes hit a little roller down the third-base line too slow for Manny Machado to make a play on and Brandon Moss broke his bat on a bloop single into right. The three-run homer than Josh Donaldson hit was more convincing, but on another night, that might have come with two out and the bases empty. The rare misstep ends a streak of 10 straight scoreless appearances from Britton. He's given up runs in three of 32 appearances since the beginning of May.
    Friday, 9:53 pm
  • Burnett gives up six runs in loss
    A.J. Burnett surrendered six runs in five innings of work in a loss to the Braves on Friday.

    Advice: Not the best night for his trade value. Burnett gave up four runs in the second inning and two more in the fifth to put himself in line for the loss. He struck out five and walked one en route to his ninth loss of the season. The veteran right-hander now owns a 4.08 ERA and 113/58 K/BB ratio over 136 2/3 innings this season. He'll only have another couple of starts before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, with a date against the Giants in San Francisco up next.
    Friday, 8:31 pm
  • C.J. Wilson not cleared to throw off mound
    Angels manager Mike Scioscia said Friday that C.J. Wilson's injured ankle is still sore, and while he's currently throwing, he hasn't yet been cleared for mound work.

    Advice: There is still no definitive timetable for when the veteran southpaw may be able to rejoin the Angels rotation. Fantasy owners should plan on going without Wilson until early August.
    Friday, 4:41 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Bal
  • Niese expected to rejoin rotation on Monday
    Jon Niese (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday and remains on track to rejoin the Mets rotation on Monday in Seattle.

    Advice: Niese has been on the shelf with a strained left hamstring since June 22. He will return to a 2.96 ERA, 1.21 WHIP and 74/28 K/BB ratio through his first 103 1/3 innings.
    Friday, 3:53 pm
  • Phils prefer to trade Lee rather than Hamels
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that there is a "strong belief" the Phillies would "much prefer" to trade Cliff Lee rather than Cole Hamels.

    Advice: It jibes with previous reports that the club isn't looking to trade Hamels, who also isn't anxious to waive his no-trade rights. Lee, though, has indicated a willingness to waive his no-trade clause and is also under team control for three fewer years than Hamels. Recovering from an elbow injury, Lee obviously will need to show he's healthy before teams consider dealing for him. He's slated to rejoin Philly's rotation on Monday.
    Friday, 7:42 am
  • T.J. House to start on Monday
    T.J. House will be recalled to start on Monday against the Twins.

    Advice: House was optioned before the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. Danny Salazar is expected to follow him on Tuesday, and whoever pitches better of the two could stick around until Justin Masterson (knee) returns.
    Friday, 6:44 am
  • Chris Sale won't pitch this weekend
    Chris Sale won't make his first start of the second half until Monday.

    Advice: The White Sox are going with Jose Quintana, Hector Noesi and John Danks in the weekend series versus the Astros, which means Sale will have 11 days of rest in between starts (though he did throw an inning in the All-Star Game). Sale is on pace for just 160 innings this season after his stint DL earlier, but Chicago obviously feels now is the best time to squeeze in a few extra days of rest for their stud left-hander.
    Friday, 5:54 am
  • Blue Jays move Aaron Sanchez to bullpen
    Blue Jays pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez has been moved to the bullpen at Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: The 22-year-old right-hander will likely be called up to Toronto once he gets comfortable in his new, temporary role. Sanchez is a highly-thought-of prospect and projects as a starting pitcher long term.
    Thursday, 12:11 pm
    Not Active
    4:07 pm vs Bos
  • Jays claim Brad Mills off waivers from OAK
    Blue Jays claimed LHP Brad Mills off waivers from the Athletics.

    Advice: Mills was designated for assignment by Oakland earlier this month. The 29-year-old left-hander had a 4.41 ERA and 1.59 WHIP in 16 1/3 innings with the A's, but he could eventually see some starts in Toronto.
    Thursday, 10:21 am