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  • Tillman (ankle) aims to throw off mound Wed.
    Chris Tillman (ankle) threw on flat ground from 90 feet Monday and is hoping to throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

    Advice: Tillman had to be scratched from Monday's scheduled start due to a sprained right ankle, but he should be ready to rejoin the rotation later this week. The right-hander has been on a roll of late with a 1.09 ERA over his last six starts. 21 minutes ago
  • Brian Johnson dealing with elbow issue
    Brian Johnson will be placed on Triple-A Pawtucket's disabled list due to left elbow tightness.

    Advice: Johnson has been mentioned as a possibility to take Joe Kelly's spot in the rotation later this week, but obviously that won't happen now. He'll be re-evaluated later Monday or Tuesday before more is known about a potential timetable. 33 minutes ago
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  • Vinnie Pestano outrighted to Triple-A
    Angels sent RHP Vinnie Pestano outright to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Pestano cleared waivers after being designated for assignment last week. The 30-year-old will represent relief depth in the minors. 36 minutes ago
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    7:05 pm vs Cle
  • Kyle Crockett recalled from Triple-A
    Indians recalled LHP Kyle Crockett from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Crockett has allowed two runs over six relief frames for the big club this season. He'll be used in the middle of games. 46 minutes ago
  • Michael Roth optioned to Triple-A
    Indians optioned LHP Michael Roth to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Roth was up for nearly a week but didn't make an appearance. Kyle Crockett has assumed his spot in the bullpen. 58 minutes ago
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    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Cam Bedrosian recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled RHP Cam Bedrosian from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Bedrosian has big stuff but has struggled in his time in the majors this season, posting a 4.60 ERA with 10 walks over 15 2/3 innings. He'll work in middle relief. Today, 3:24 pm
  • Drew Rucinski optioned to Triple-A
    Angels optioned RHP Drew Rucinski to Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: He gets the boot after allowing two runs in just one-third of an inning in his lone relief appearance. Cam Bedrosian is taking Rucinski's spot in the bullpen. Today, 3:22 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Cle
  • Kyle Lohse to stay in rotation 'as of now'
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Monday that Kyle Lohse will remain in the club's rotation "as of now."

    Advice: Counsell said Sunday that the organization would discuss Lohse's status and apparently they've decided to leave him in the starting five for the time being. "Kyle’s still in the rotation," Counsell said. "Kyle’s pitching Friday night as of now." Lohse holds an ugly 6.31 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season and is on thin ice, to say the least. Today, 2:51 pm
  • Clayton Richard designated for assignment
    Cubs designated LHP Clayton Richard for assignment.

    Advice: Richard gets the pink slip despite tossing six innings of one-run ball in a spot start Sunday. The reality is that the Cubs just don't have room for him following the acquisition of Dan Haren. He's earned his spot as a depth option, though, assuming he clears waivers. Today, 2:34 pm
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  • Dan Otero optioned to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned RHP Dan Otero to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Otero has been scored upon in five out of his last eight appearances. Arnold Leon is taking his spot in the bullpen. Today, 2:25 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Bal
  • Arnold Leon recalled from Triple-A
    Athletics recalled RHP Arnold Leon from Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Leon holds a 3.74 ERA and 10/1 K/BB ratio over 9 2/3 relief innings with the big club this season. He'll be used in long relief. Today, 2:24 pm
  • Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) back on mound
    Kyle Lobstein (shoulder) has resumed throwing from a mound.

    Advice: Lobstein has been on the shelf since late May with soreness in his left shoulder. There remains no timetable for his return, but it would seem he'd have a shot to contribute at some point this season with the Tigers if he can progress without any setbacks. Today, 1:44 pm
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  • David Carpenter (shoulder) resumes throwing
    David Carpenter (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program.

    Advice: He was cleared after a second opinion showed sufficient healing with his pitching shoulder. There's no timetable for Carpenter's return at the moment, but he should be ready to rejoin the Nationals' bullpen sometime this month. Today, 1:40 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 3, 0-1 vs Ari
  • Capps (elbow) expected back when eligible
    An MRI on Carter Capps' right elbow showed no major damage and he's expected to resume throwing in 3-4 days.

    Advice: Capps was placed on the disabled list Monday with a strained pitching elbow, but the Marlins think he'll be ready to return when his 15 days are up. It wouldn't be a surprise if it ultimately takes a bit longer than that, but obviously this is good news. Capps has been an elite reliever this season, posting a 1.16 ERA and 58/7 K/BB ratio over 31 innings. Today, 1:09 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-3 vs NYM
  • Steven Matz (lat) resumes throwing program
    Steven Matz (lat) threw on flat ground Monday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done any throwing since he was diagnosed with a partially torn left lat muscle nearly four weeks ago. Obviously, the Mets will proceed cautiously with Matz, building him back up slowly. There's no timetable for his return, but Monday was a nice step. Today, 1:06 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Ervin Santana gives up three earned runs
    Ervin Santana gave up three earned runs in six innings Monday in a loss to the Blue Jays.

    Advice: Santana allowed six hits and three walks in the tough afternoon outing at Rogers Centre. He had been fairly sharp in his first four outings since returning from an 80-game PED suspension, but his last two turns in the Twins' rotation have not gone well. The 32-year-old right-hander now stands 2-2 with a 3.89 ERA. Today, 12:53 pm
  • Price dominates over eight in his Jays debut
    David Price fired eight innings of one-run ball Monday in the Blue Jays' 5-1 defeat of the Twins.

    Advice: It was Price's first start with the Jays and he was absolutely terrific in front of a sellout crowd at Rogers Centre. Minnesota managed just three hits and Price struck out 11 batters before leaving to a standing ovation after the top of the eighth. The only run he gave up was on a second-inning solo homer by Torii Hunter. Price will try for more of the same this weekend at Yankee Stadium. Today, 12:50 pm
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Marlins place Carter Capps (elbow) on the DL
    Marlins placed RHP Carter Capps on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow strain.

    Advice: It's not clear how long he might be out. Capps has used his funky delivery to become one of the most dominant relievers in baseball this year, boasting a 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, and 58/7 K/BB ratio in 31 innings. Today, 12:17 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-3 vs NYM
  • A's activate then option SHP Pat Venditte
    Athletics activated SHP Pat Venditte from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Nashville.

    Advice: Venditte hit the disabled list on June 12 with a right shoulder strain and is still making rehab appearances at the Triple-A level. The 30-year-old switch-pitcher should get a callup within the next couple of weeks. Today, 12:09 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Bal
  • Dodgers outright Brandon Beachy to AAA
    Dodgers sent RHP Brandon Beachy outright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Beachy accepted the assignment rather than test the free agent waters. The 28-year-old right-hander is still working back from a second Tommy John surgery. He allowed seven runs in eight innings (two starts) with LA. Today, 11:48 am
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  • Blue Jays claim Ben Rowen from the Cubs
    Blue Jays claimed RHP Ben Rowen off waivers from the Cubs.

    Advice: Rowen was designated for assignment by the Cubs on July 31 to open up a roster spot for new starting pitcher Dan Haren. Rowen, a 26-year-old right-handed reliever with promising minor league numbers, has been assigned to the Blue Jays' Triple-A team in Buffalo. Today, 11:34 am
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    W, 5-1 vs Min
  • Rays officially send Matt Moore to AAA Durham
    Rays optioned LHP Matt Moore to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Moore went 1-3 with an 8.78 ERA in six starts after returning July 2 from Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old southpaw clearly needs to build more arm strength and the Rays want him to do it as a starter in the minors rather than in the bullpen as a mop-up man. Tampa Bay has some upcoming off days and will roll with a four-man rotation for the time being. Today, 11:26 am
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    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Beachy will accept assignment to AAA level
    Brandon Beachy will accept an assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

    Advice: Beachy was designated for assignment by the Dodgers on July 30. He had the option of electing free agency, but the 28-year-old right-hander has decided to remain with the organization. Beachy is still building arm strength following his second Tommy John surgery. Today, 11:22 am
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  • Brandon Beachy clears waivers
    According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, right-hander Brandon Beachy has cleared waivers.

    Advice: Beachy got designated for assignment by the Dodgers on July 30 in the aftermath of the club's 13-player trade with the Braves and Marlins. Beachy allowed seven earned runs in eight innings (two starts) for Los Angeles. He hasn't shown much coming off his second career Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery, but there should be some team out there willing to take a chance. Today, 10:31 am
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  • Furbush (biceps) throws 33-pitch bullepner
    Charlie Furbush (biceps) threw 33 fastballs in a successful bullpen workout Sunday.

    Advice: Furbush should be cleared for a minor league rehab assignment after one more side session. He has been on the disabled list since early July with tendinitis in his left biceps. The 29-year-old southpaw was having an exceptional season before the injury. Today, 10:18 am
    15-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Osuna likely to have the day off Monday
    Roberto Osuna is likely to get a day off Monday.

    Advice: Osuna allowed a solo homer in a successful save appearance Sunday afternoon against the Royals -- his third outing in four games. Aaron Sanchez could get a look in his place as the Jays celebrate Simcoe Day with a Monday matinee. Osuna, 20, boasts a 2.27 ERA and 53/11 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings this season and he is 7-for-8 in save chances. Today, 8:48 am
  • Smyly (shoulder) set for third rehab start
    Drew Smyly (shoulder) is scheduled to make his third rehab start Wednesday with Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Smyly has been hit hard in his first rehab two outings at Triple-A, allowing four runs in 2 1/3 innings on July 26 and five runs in 3 1/3 innings on July 31. He'll try to begin showing better results this week with an eye on a mid-August return to the Rays' starting rotation. Smyly has been out since early May. Today, 8:32 am
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Jon Gray to make MLB debut Tuesday night
    Jon Gray will make his major league debut on Tuesday night against the visiting Mariners.

    Advice: There have been rumors for weeks that Gray was on the verge of a callup, and the well-built 23-year-old right-hander is now finally getting his shot. Gray, the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, owns a 2.90 ERA and 82 strikeouts over his last 80 2/3 innings at Triple-A Albuquerque. He's MLB-ready and one of the top young starters in baseball, though Coors Field can be hell on pitchers of all profiles. Fantasy owners might want to take it start-by-start with him out of the gate. Today, 5:25 am
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  • Kyle Lohse in danger of losing rotation spot
    Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that the organization will have a discussion about the rotation spot of Kyle Lohse.

    Advice: Lohse was handed his 13th loss of the season on Sunday, allowing four runs on nine hits over just 4 1/3 innings against the Cubs. He owns a troublesome 6.31 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 86/30 K/BB ratio on the season and has shown no signs of figuring things out or stringing a few good starts together. It's quite shocking that he has remained in the rotation for as long as he has. Yesterday, 8:18 pm
  • Richard excels in spot start duty against MIL
    Making a spot start against the Brewers on Sunday, Clayton Richard fired six innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: Richard is only up for this start, as the Cubs needed a warm body in the rotation as they await the arrival of the recently acquired Dan Haren. He made the most of the opportunity, with the only run against him scoring on a Hernan Perez RBI ground out in the second inning. A return to Triple-A Iowa is imminent, but Richard could see additional spot duty depending on the future state of the Cub rotation. He holds a 4.29 ERA in 21 innings at the big league level this season. Yesterday, 2:41 pm
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  • Lohse knocked for nine hits in 4 1/3 innings
    Kyle Lohse picked up his 13th loss of the season in Sunday's contest with the Cubs, allowing four runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Sunday's start counts as a decent outing relative to some of Lohse's other disasters this season. He allowed solitary runs in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings while striking out three against one walk. For the season, he holds a 6.31 ERA and 1.47 WHIP to pair with a 86/30 K/BB ratio over 124 innings. The Cardinals are up next on his schedule, which probably isn't a good thing. Yesterday, 2:40 pm
  • Osuna allows a homer, but snags the save
    Roberto Osuna recorded four outs for his seventh save, wrapping up Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Royals.

    Advice: Osuna allowed a two-out, two-run home run to Ben Zobrist immediately upon entering, but struck out Lorenzo Cain to end the eighth inning with the Jays still ahead 3-2. Then the Jays got both runs back for him. In the top of the ninth, he got Eric Hosmer to ground out, then erased a Kendrys Morales single when Salvador Perez grounded into a game-ending double play. Osuna is 7-for-8 in save chances on the year with a 2.27 ERA and a 53/11 K/BB ratio in 47 2/3 innings. Yesterday, 2:06 pm
  • Carter Capps leaves game with elbow stiffness
    Carter Capps was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Padres with right elbow stiffness.

    Advice: The injury is believed to be minor, and the Marlins are listing the hard-throwing right-hander as day-to-day. He owns an outstanding 1.16 ERA, 0.81 WHIP and 58/7 K/BB ratio in just 31 innings on the season. Yesterday, 1:04 pm
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-3 vs NYM
  • Clayton Richard recalled from Triple-A
    Cubs recalled LHP Clayton Richard from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: He'll make a spot start Sunday before Dan Haren joins the rotation later this week. Richard holds a 5.40 ERA over 15 innings with the Cubs. Yesterday, 8:13 am
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  • Furbush close to beginning rehab assignment
    Charlie Furbush (biceps) is scheduled to throw bullpen sessions on Sunday and Tuesday.

    Advice: If all goes well, Furbush will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Thursday and could be back with the Mariners by next weekend. Furbush has been one of the more reliable arms in Seattle's bullpen, contributing a dominant 2.08 ERA across 33 appearances this year. Left-handers are hitting .105 against him in 38 at-bats. Saturday, 6:01 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Rays will send Matt Moore to Triple-A Durham
    Matt Moore will be sent down to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: The move will be made official on Monday. Moore hasn't looked right since coming back from Tommy John surgery. In six starts, he's 1-3 with a horrifying 8.78 ERA. Opponents have hit .365 against him with four homers in 26 2/3 innings. For now, the Rays will go with a four-man rotation of Chris Archer, Nathan Karns, Jake Odorizzi and Erasmo Ramirez. Saturday, 4:33 pm
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    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Tillman (ankle) doubtful for Monday's start
    Chris Tillman (ankle) is not expected to make his scheduled start Monday against the Athletics.

    Advice: His sprained ankle is feeling better but he's not ready to pitch yet. The Orioles are optimistic Tillman won't require a trip to the disabled list. It's unclear who would start in his place, though Tyler Wilson could be a possibility. Tillman hurled a gem in his last outing, scattering four hits over 8 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in a win against the Braves. Saturday, 2:36 pm
  • Matt Moore knocked around in loss to Red Sox
    Matt Moore was knocked around in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing six runs on nine hits in just three innings of work.

    Advice: Moore walked one and struck out two on the afternoon. As can be expected for a young hurler returning from Tommy John surgery, Moore has been very inconsistent through his first six starts. He owns a troublesome 8.78 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 17/13 K/BB ratio through 26 2/3 innings. He'll strive for better results when he takes on the Mets at home on Friday. Saturday, 2:16 pm
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    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Drew Rucinski in line to start Sunday vs. LAD
    Drew Rucinski is expected to start Sunday's game against the Dodgers.

    Advice: The only way he wouldn't start is if the Angels need him as a reliever on Saturday. Rucinski hasn't started for the Angels since April 14 against Texas. He's gone 5-5 with a 5.03 ERA in 17 outings for Triple-A Salt Lake this season. Saturday, 1:44 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Cle
  • Clayton Richard to pitch Sunday vs. Brewers
    Clayton Richard will start Sunday's game against the Brewers.

    Advice: Richard won't be in the majors long as the Cubs are likely to option him back to Triple-A Iowa when Dan Haren joins the rotation sometime next week. Richard is 1-0 in three appearances for the Cubs this year with a disappointing 5.40 ERA. Saturday, 1:30 pm
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  • Drew Rucinski recalled from Triple-A
    Angels recalled RHP Drew Rucinski from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: Rucinski has allowed four runs over 4 2/3 relief frames with the big club this season. He'll work in middle relief. Friday, 2:32 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Cle
  • Ben Rowen designated for assignment
    Cubs designated RHP Ben Rowen for assignment.

    Advice: The move clears a spot on the 40-man roster for Dan Haren. Rowen was only up with the Cubs for a couple days and didn't make an appearance. Friday, 1:49 pm
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    W, 5-1 vs Min
  • Price expected to make Jays debut Monday
    David Price is expected to make his Blue Jays debut on Monday versus the Twins.

    Advice: The Jays were considering having him start Sunday, but they've decided to keep R.A. Dickey on turn. Price was acquired from the Tigers on Thursday in exchange for Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt and Matt Boyd. Friday, 9:28 am
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Yankees talking to Marlins about Capps
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Yankees "may turn to" Carter Capps if they're unable to complete a deal for Craig Kimbrel.

    Advice: They've also been connected to Aroldis Chapman, although it could all be a ploy to get San Diego to lower their asking price for Kimbrel. Capps isn't as flashy of a name as either of the aforementioned closers, but he's been one of the best relievers in baseball this season with a 1.21 ERA and ridiculous 56 strikeouts over 29 2/3 innings. Friday, 6:56 am
    15-Day DL
    Bot 2, 0-3 vs NYM
  • Dodgers designate Beachy for assignment
    Dodgers designated RHP Brandon Beachy for assignment.

    Advice: The Dodgers were forced to cut a few very talented players as a result of Thursday's massive 13-player three-team trade. Beachy should attract interest from several clubs, and the Dodgers could flip him in another trade shortly. Thursday, 5:26 pm
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  • Tigers transfer Kyle Lobstein to 60-day DL
    Tigers transferred LHP Kyle Lobstein from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

    Advice: It's a paperwork move to clear a 40-man roster spot for Daniel Norris, who was acquired from the Blue Jays in Thursday's David Price trade. Lobstein has been out since May 24. There's no timetable for his return. Thursday, 11:01 am
    60-Day DL
  • Blue Jays, Tigers announce David Price deal
    Blue Jays acquired LHP David Price from the Tigers for LHPs Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd.

    Advice: Price had been drawing heavy interest from the Dodgers, Yankees, Cubs, and Giants, but the Blue Jays beat all the other offers. It's a risky play to give up so much young, cost-controlled talent for what could be a 2-3 month rental -- Price is eligible for free agency after the World Series -- but the Jays feel they can make a postseason push and they've now combined two of the top trade targets on this year's market. Troy Tulowitzki was acquired from the Rockies earlier this week. Thursday, 10:48 am
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Confirmed: Blue Jays acquire ace David Price
    Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirms that the Blue Jays have acquired David Price from the Tigers.

    Advice: Daniel Norris, Jairo Labourt, and Matt Boyd are the three pitching prospects headed to Detroit in return, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale. There was talk Thursday morning that the Dodgers were the heavy favorite to land Price, but Toronto simply stepped up with a better package. Price, 29, has a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 138/29 K/BB ratio in 146 innings this season. He'll likely be no more than a rental for the Jays, but it's a huge boost to that previously-underwhelming pitching staff. Thursday, 9:35 am
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Blue Jays closing in on trade for David Price
    According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, the Blue Jays are "closing in" on a David Price trade.

    Advice: Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports is hearing the same, and says a deal could be consummated soon. Toronto already grabbed Troy Tulowitzki from the Rockies, and the club now appears to be on the verge of making a major splash in the starting pitching department. Price, 29, owns a 2.53 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, and a 138/29 K/BB ratio in 146 innings this season for the Tigers. He has also been drawing interest from the Dodgers, Yankees, and Giants. Thursday, 9:05 am
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Blue Jays 'making major push' for David Price
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Blue Jays are "making a major push" for David Price.

    Advice: USA Today's Bob Nightengale wrote earlier that some MLB executives are "absolutely convinced" Price is going to wind up with the Dodgers, but the Jays appear prepared to make Los Angeles work for it. Price, 29, is the biggest fish on the starting pitching market now that Cole Hamels has been dealt to the Rangers. Thursday, 8:45 am
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • MLB execs think David Price headed to LAD
    According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, MLB executives are "absolutely convinced" that Tigers lefty David Price is going to wind up with the Dodgers.

    Advice: Nightengale suspects that Los Angeles will fork over top pitching prospect Julio Urias to get it done. Price is also drawing heavy interest from the Yankees, Giants, and Blue Jays, but the Dodgers have the young talent to beat all the other suitors. And they'll be a good bet to lock Price up long term once they have him in their grasp. Thursday, 6:37 am
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Tillman hurls 8 2/3 shutout frames vs. Braves
    Chris Tillman delivered 8 2/3 scoreless innings to beat the Braves on Wednesday.

    Advice: Tillman got the first two outs of the ninth inning on ground balls, but allowed a double to Cameron Maybin before Zach Britton entered the game to get the final out. Tillman used 95 pitches, limiting the Braves to four hits while walking none and striking out two. The right-hander has held opponents to two runs or fewer in six consecutive starts, doing wonders for his ERA which now stands at 4.35 with a 1.33 WHIP and an 80/42 K/BB ratio over 113 2/3 innings. Tillman will look to keep it going in Oakland versus the Athletics next. Wednesday, 7:10 pm
  • Dodgers, Yankees, Jays, Giants in on Price
    According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers, Yankees, Giants and Blue Jays are the four main teams vying to acquire David Price from the Tigers.

    Advice: All four teams have been in contact with the Tigers. In a move that came as a surprise to virtually no one, Dave Dombrowski announced Wednesday that the Tigers would listen to offers on their impending free agents, which immediately added another elite hurler to the trade market. With four big market clubs in the bidding, expect the Tigers to net a decent haul for the All-Star left-hander. Wednesday, 6:46 pm
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Pat Venditte (shoulder) to work back-to-back
    Pat Venditte (shoulder) is scheduled to work back-to-back games on his minor league rehab assignment at Triple-A Nashville on Friday and Saturday.

    Advice: If all goes well with each of those outings, he could then be cleared to rejoin the Athletics bullpen. Before landing on the disabled list, the 30-year-old switch-pitcher hurled 5 2/3 scoreless innings while registering a 0.53 WHIP and 4/2 K/BB ratio. Wednesday, 5:11 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Bal
  • Santana blasted for eight earned by Pirates
    Ervin Santana was blasted for eight earned runs in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Pirates.

    Advice: Yikes. Santana entered the afternoon outing with a 2.60 ERA in four starts since returning from his PED suspension and he left it with a 3.78 ERA. The 32-year-old right-hander will try to get back on track next week in a road outing against the Blue Jays. Wednesday, 1:57 pm
  • Stark: Tigers tell teams they will be sellers
    ESPN's Jayson Stark reports that the Tigers called teams Wednesday to tell them they were "rebooting" and will listen to trade offers for David Price, Yoenis Cespedes and others.

    Advice: One of the big questions this week has been whether the Tigers will be buyers or sellers at the deadline, and now we have our answer. Price instantly becomes one of the most attractive trade chips and will surely bring a boatload even though he's slated for free agency after the season. Cespedes should also bring back quite a bit and the Tigers figure to shop Joakim Soria and others, as well. Wednesday, 12:33 pm
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Brian Johnson sharp in return to Triple-A
    Red Sox LHP prospect Brian Johnson scattered four hits and three walks over 6 1/3 scoreless frames Tuesday in a win for Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: He threw a season-high 100 pitches and finished with six strikeouts. The 24-year-old has been among the best pitchers in Triple-A this year. His 2.54 ERA is third-lowest in the International League. He also has the league's lowest WHIP (1.10) and the sixth-highest strikeout total (87). Johnson failed to impress in his Red Sox debut July 21 at Houston (4 1/3 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 4 ER) but he should have plenty more chances to prove himself in the bigs. Wednesday, 12:05 pm
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  • Jays, Yanks, Dodgers could battle for Price
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Dodgers, Yankees and Blue Jays are "poised to have an all-out bidding war" for David Price "once they get the go-ahead."

    Advice: To this point, the Tigers have remained steadfast in their desire to compete for a playoff spot this season rather than be sellers. But, it's getting harder by the day for them to view themselves as real contenders, so they could reverse course soon. Price would be one of a few assets they could barter off, with Yoenis Cespedes and Joakim Soria being a couple others. Wednesday, 9:11 am
    W, 5-1 vs ^ Min
  • Ben Rowen called up from Triple-A
    Cubs purchased the contract of RHP Ben Rowen from Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Rowen boasts a 1.93 ERA in 34 relief appearances in the minors this season. The side-armer should serve as a matchup guy versus righties. Wednesday, 8:09 am
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    W, 5-1 vs Min
  • Charlie Furbush (biceps) throws off mound
    Charlie Furbush (biceps) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's been on the bump since landing on the disabled list with left biceps tendinitis. Furbush will throw one more bullpen session on Thursday before likely being cleared for a short rehab assignment. Tuesday, 7:19 pm
    15-Day DL
    5:40 pm @Col
  • Vinnie Pestano designated for assignment
    Angels designated RHP Vinnie Pestano for assignment.

    Advice: It's been quite a fall for Pestano, who looked like one of the better relievers in the American League a few years ago. The 30-year-old has put up a 24/4 K/BB ratio over 20 Triple-A innings this season but holds a 5.40 ERA in 19 relief appearances with the big club. He'll clear waivers given his $1.15 million salary. Tuesday, 5:44 pm
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    7:05 pm vs Cle
  • Indians promote Roth from Triple-A
    Indians purchased the contract of LHP Michael Roth from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Roth, who previously pitched in the majors with the Angels, had a 4.19 ERA and 70/37 K/BB ratio in 114 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. The 25-year-old southpaw will provide some bullpen depth for Cleveland. Tuesday, 12:13 pm
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    7:05 pm @LAA
  • Lohse pitches into seventh, but loses to SFG
    Kyle Lohse yielded four runs over 6 2/3 innings, taking his 12th loss of the season on Monday versus the Giants.

    Advice: The Giants put up a three-spot in the fourth inning, which included a two-run Brandon Crawford home run. Gregor Blanco ripped a pinch-hit RBI double in the seventh. Lohse, overall, gave up five hits and three walks, and failed to register a strikeout. The right-hander owns an abysmal 6.24 ERA with a 1.44 WHIP and an 83/29 K/BB ratio over 119 2/3 innings. He faces the Cubs in a home start next. Monday, 9:58 pm
  • Drew Smyly hit hard in first rehab start
    Drew Smyly was hit hard in his first minor league rehab start with Triple-A Durham on Sunday, allowing four runs on three hits over 2 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Smyly also issued a pair of walks in the contest while striking out three. The good news is that he made it through the start without any issues physically. He'll need at least another 2-3 starts to build up his stamina before he's an option to rejoin the Rays rotation. Jul 26, 4:37 pm
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  • Moore mediocre again in loss to the Orioles
    Matt Moore's struggles continued in a loss to the Orioles on Sunday, serving up five runs in five innings.

    Advice: The Orioles jumped on him for three runs in the first inning, then Caleb Joseph tacked on two more with a home run in the fourth. Moore was, at the very least, able to complete the fifth inning for only the second time in five starts. He allowed eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The lefty owns a terrible 7.61 ERA with a 1.90 WHIP and a 15/12 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings. Moore will get the ball in Boston against the Red Sox next. Jul 26, 1:04 pm
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  • Drew Smyly to begin rehab assignment Sunday
    Drew Smyly (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment with Triple-A Durham on Sunday.

    Advice: Smyly came through a simulated game on Tuesday without any issues and is progressing quicker than anticipated in his return from his shoulder injury. He will need a few outings in the minor leagues before he's an option to rejoin the Rays rotation in mid-August. Jul 25, 11:22 am
    60-Day DL
    5:10 pm @CWS
  • Chris Tillman brilliant again in no-decision
    Chris Tillman pitched brilliantly again in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, surrendering just one run on two hits over seven-plus innings.

    Advice: Tillman walked three and fanned four on the night He carried a shutout into the eighth inning and departed after allowing a leadoff walk, who would come around to score after he had departed. After a brutal first few months, Tillman has shown signs of life recently, registering a 1.38 ERA and 28/6 K/BB ratio over his last five starts. He'll look to ride that momentum into Wednesday's start against the Braves. Jul 24, 7:21 pm
  • Athletics option Arnold Leon back to Triple-A
    Athletics optioned RHP Arnold Leon to Triple-A Sacramento.

    Advice: Leon was just with the club for one day as an extra arm in the wake of the Scott Kazmir deal. He'll continue to function as organizational depth at Triple-A. Jul 24, 2:45 pm
  • Kyle Crockett optioned to Triple-A
    Indians optioned LHP Kyle Crockett to Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Crockett on Thursday allowed his first two runs of his nine appearances this season with the Tribe and that was enough to earn a ticket back to the minors. He'll be back at some point. Jul 24, 11:52 am
  • Clayton Richard optioned to Triple-A
    Cubs optioned LHP Clayton Richard to Triple-A Iowa.

    Advice: Richard had to be designated for assignment earlier this week given his major league service time, but he had an option left so the Cubs are now using it after he cleared waivers. He'll stick around as depth. Jul 24, 5:49 am
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