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  • Turner effective over five innings, earns a W
    Jacob Turner earned his third win after limiting the Braves to two runs over five innings as the Marlins went on to a 6-5 victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: Turner was making his first start since June 11. He had been working out of the bullpen, but his struggles followed him there. The Marlins hope Tuesday's start is the turning over of a new leaf, as Turner held the Braves to four hits and two walks while striking out four. He carries an ugly 6.03 ERA, 1.59 WHIP, and 48/19 K/BB ratio. Turner will take on the Astros in Houston when he takes the mound next.
    32 minutes ago
    W, 6-5 ^ @Atl
  • Stults allows three runs, fans seven vs. Cubs
    Eric Stults allowed three runs while striking out seven over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: The Cubs got to Stults in three of his five innings of work, as he allowed six hits and three walks on the night. The left-hander dropped to 3-12 with a 5.00 ERA on the year.
    44 minutes ago
  • Happ blanks Red Sox over 6, earns 8th win
    J.A. Happ improved to 8-5 after shutting the Red Sox out over six innings as the Blue Jays went on to win 7-3 on Tuesday.

    Advice: The Red Sox didn't mount much of a threat against Happ, scratching out only two extra-base hits (both doubles). The lefty allowed seven hits overall, while walking one and striking out four. Happ has turned in a few gems this season, but has for the most part been mediocre, as evidenced by his 4.55 ERA, 1.53 ERA, and 68/34 K/BB ratio. He's scheduled to take on the Yankees on the road on Sunday next.
    49 minutes ago
    W, 7-3 vs ^ Bos
  • Miguel Gonzalez recalled from Triple-A
    Orioles recalled RHP Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk.

    Advice: Gonzalez will start on Tuesday against the Angels after being optioned prior to the All-Star break so that he could continue pitching. He has a 4.04 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season and isn't a good streaming option Tuesday.
    Today, 5:06 pm
  • Ubaldo Jimenez to throw 'pen session Wed.
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will be cleared for a rehab assignment if a bullpen session on Wednesday goes well.

    Advice: Jimenez had been scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Wednesday, but the Orioles decided to have him throw one more 'pen session first. He should only need one rehab start, putting him in line to rejoin the rotation next week if all goes well.
    Today, 4:21 pm
    Disabled List
  • Taijuan Walker to start for M's on Wednesday
    Taijuan Walker will be recalled to start on Wednesday versus the Mets.

    Advice: Walker has put up a 3.60 ERA while striking out nine over 10 innings in his two starts for the Mariners this season. With James Paxton (lat) slated to return pretty soon, Walker likely has to pitch well in order to remain in the rotation. Still, he makes for a nice streaming option Wednesday at the very least.
    Today, 3:34 pm
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    Top 5, 0-2 vs NYM
  • Vargas (appendectomy) unlikely for Sunday
    Jason Vargas (appendectomy) is unlikely to start Sunday.

    Advice: Vargas still doesn't feel quite right after undergoing an appendectomy in early July. The left-hander will aim to return to the Kansas City rotation late next week.
    Today, 2:19 pm
    Disabled List
  • Salazar called up, starting Tuesday vs. Twins
    Indians recalled RHP Danny Salazar from Triple-A Columbus.

    Advice: Salazar will start for the Indians on Tuesday night against the Twins at pitcher-friendly Target Field. He posted a 2.32 ERA and 39 strikeouts over his last 31 innings (five starts) at Columbus and is worth a flier in most standard fantasy leagues. But control is still a major issue for the talented 24-year-old right-hander.
    Today, 1:23 pm
  • Erasmo Ramirez recalled for Tuesday start
    Mariners recalled RHP Erasmo Ramirez from Triple-A Tacoma.

    Advice: Ramirez will start for the Mariners on Tuesday night against the Mets. The 24-year-old right-hander has considerable upside, but he owns a 4.58 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 11 starts this season at the major league level and probably isn't worth the risk in standard fantasy formats.
    Today, 1:05 pm
  • Blue Jays call up Rogers from Triple-A
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Esmil Rogers from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Rogers posted a 6.97 ERA over 16 appearances at the major league level earlier this season, but he's back because the Blue Jays need a fresh arm for their bullpen. Look for him to pitch in long relief.
    Today, 12:23 pm
    W, 7-3 vs Bos
  • Blue Jays call up prospect Aaron Sanchez
    Blue Jays purchased the contract of RHP Aaron Sanchez from Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Sanchez is a highly-regarded starting pitching prospect, but the Jays will break him into the majors as a reliever. 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.
    Today, 12:19 pm
  • Blue Jays designate Mills for assignment
    Blue Jays designated LHP Brad Mills for assignment.

    Advice: As expected, the move clears a spot for Aaron Sanchez on the active roster. Mills was just claimed off waivers from the A's last week and could soon be on the move again.
    Today, 12:15 pm
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    W, 7-3 vs Bos
  • 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.
    Today, 11:34 am
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    W, 7-3 vs Bos
  • 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.
    Today, 11:09 am
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    L, 6-0 @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
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  • 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
    W, 7-3 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
  • 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
    Bot 4, 0-0 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nuno allows 3 Tiger runs in 4 2/3 frames
    Vidal Nuno yielded three runs on seven hits over just 4 2/3 innings Monday in a no-decision against the Tigers.

    Advice: Nuno was lucky it wasn't worse. He gave up two homers, accounting for all three runs on his ledger, but managed to strand runners in every inning except the first (reliever Randall Delgado cleaned up Nuno's two-runner mess in the fifth inning). The newly-acquired left-hander posted a 4.78 ERA across 98 innings the last two seasons for the Yankees, and has looked much the same in three starts in the desert, though he has a fluky 3.78 ERA to show for it. The 26-year-old Nuno takes the mound in Philadelphia this weekend.
    Yesterday, 9:52 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
  • 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
    Not Active
    W, 7-3 vs Bos
  • 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
    Bot 4, 0-0 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
  • Walker could start Wednesday vs. Mets
    Taijuan Walker could be called up to start Wednesday against the Mets.

    Advice: The Mariners have pushed back Hisashi Iwakuma and Felix Hernandez to start Thursday and Friday against the Orioles in Seattle, which leaves Wednesday up in the air. Walker is currently scheduled to start Wednesday in Triple-A, so it doesn't take a major leap of logic to say he's the likely option for the assignment.
    Yesterday, 2:57 pm
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    Top 5, 0-2 vs NYM
  • Ramirez to start Tuesday against the Mets
    Erasmo Ramirez will be recalled from Triple-A Tacoma to start Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: This confirms the speculation over the past day or so. Ramirez owns a 4.58 ERA over 11 starts with the Mariners this season. He's a shaky option in fantasy leagues.
    Yesterday, 2:21 pm
  • Jason Vargas (appendectomy) throws bullpen
    Jason Vargas (appendectomy) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Monday.

    Advice: Vargas underwent an appendectomy less than two weeks ago, but he's making quick progress. In fact, there's a chance he could be activated to start as soon as Sunday against the Indians.
    Yesterday, 2:06 pm
    Disabled List
  • Miguel Gonzalez to return Tuesday vs. ANA
    Miguel Gonzalez will return to the Orioles' starting rotation on Tuesday against the Angels.

    Advice: Gonzalez was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk before the All-Star break so that he could get in work during the long layoff. He has a 4.04 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season and isn't a good fantasy play against the Halos.
    Yesterday, 12:29 pm
  • 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
  • Ubaldo (ankle) won't make rehab start on Wed.
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) has been scratched from a scheduled Wednesday rehab start.

    Advice: Jimenez felt some lingering discomfort in his sprained right ankle Sunday while attempting to throw a bullpen session. "I'm not where I should be to be able to go into a game," the right-hander told reporters. "I'll throw another bullpen and go from there." Ubaldo, who has a rough 4.52 ERA and 1.54 WHIP in his first year with Baltimore, can now be ruled out until August.
    Yesterday, 6:43 am
    Disabled List
  • 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
  • Jacob Turner moving back into rotation
    Jacob Turner has been moved back into the Marlins' rotation.

    Advice: Turner held a 6.38 ERA in nine starts earlier this season for the Marlins and hasn't been much better in relief, putting up a 5.74 mark over eight appearances. The former top prospect is still just 23 but has been a major disappointment and can be avoided in fantasy leagues.
    Sunday, 9:34 am
    W, 6-5 ^ @Atl
  • Indians to recall Salazar to start Tuesday
    Danny Salazar will be recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start on Tuesday against the Twins.

    Advice: It's possible, depending on how soon Justin Masterson (knee) returns, that Salazar might be up for just the one outing. However, he could certainly make a case to stick around for a while by pitching well. The young right-hander holds a 2.32 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 31 innings across his last five starts for Columbus.
    Sunday, 8:34 am
  • Erasmo Ramirez to start on Tuesday
    Erasmo Ramirez is expected to be recalled to start on Tuesday against the Mets.

    Advice: The Mariners have decided to keep Taijuan Walker in the minors for now, creating another opportunity for Ramirez. The righty holds a 4.58 ERA in 11 starts for the M's this season.
    Sunday, 8:28 am
  • Vargas (appendectomy) could return this week
    Jason Vargas (appendectomy) could rejoin the Royals' rotation later this week.

    Advice: Vargas played catch up to 110 feet Saturday and is expected to throw a short bullpen session Wednesday. He might only need one additional 'pen session after that before rejoining the rotation, as he's not expected to go out on a rehab assignment. "He still feels a little stretching sensation in there," manager Ned Yost said Saturday. "He'll be fine." Vargas is just 11 days removed from his projected 3-4 week timetable, so a return later this week would be sooner than expected.
    Sunday, 7:54 am
    Disabled List
  • 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
  • Mariners prospect Taijuan Walker solid in AAA
    Mariners right-handed pitching prospect Taijuan Walker went five innings for Triple-A Tacoma, scattering seven hits, three walks, and one hit batsman while allowing two runs and striking out one batter.

    Advice: Walker allowed only one extra base hit and induced three double plays, which allowed him to hold Reno to only two runs. Walker threw 52 of his 90 pitches for strikes (57.8 percent), which is acceptable. The main knock on Walker is his perpetual struggles with command, which is common for young pitchers.
    Saturday, 7:39 am
    Not Active
    Top 5, 0-2 vs NYM
  • 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
  • Jimenez (ankle) to throw bullpen Sunday
    Ubaldo Jimenez (ankle) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, and if all goes well he will progress to pitching in a minor league rehab game on Wednesday.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander may only need one start in the minor leagues, and could rejoin the Orioles rotation when they return home to Baltimore on July 29.
    Friday, 5:23 pm
    Disabled List
  • 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
    Bot 4, 0-0 vs Bal
  • Vargas won't need rehab assignment
    Jason Vargas (appendectomy) is not expected to need a rehab assignment before rejoining the Royals' rotation.

    Advice: He's not close to returning, however, as Vargas is only a week removed from a 3-4 week timetable following an appendectomy. The left-hander is not with the Royals on their road trip but has been playing catch.
    Friday, 1:26 pm
    Disabled List
  • Rays want Walker in potential Price deal
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Rays have talked to the Mariners about Taijuan Walker in a potential trade involving David Price.

    Advice: It's no surprise, as they had similar discussions over the winter before the M's ultimately decided against dealing Walker. However, now that they're in the thick of the American League Wild Card race, it appears they may be more willing to part with the young hurler. Heyman says the Rays want Walker "plus two or three other top young players" for Price. The Mariners have also talked to the Rays about Ben Zobrist.
    Friday, 11:54 am
    Not Active
    Top 5, 0-2 vs NYM
  • Danny Salazar likely to start on Tuesday
    Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer writes that Danny Salazar is the "best guess" to be recalled to start on Tuesday versus the Twins.

    Advice: He's the only option, really, as T.J. House will be recalled to start on Monday for the Tribe. Salazar holds a 2.32 ERA with 39 strikeouts over 31 innings across his last five starts for Triple-A Columbus. It's possible he might only be up for the one outing with Justin Masterson (knee) beginning a rehab assignment Sunday, but he could force the Indians to keep him around if he pitches well.
    Friday, 6:50 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
  • Taijuan Walker not close to rejoining Seattle
    Taijuan Walker's next start at Triple-A Tacoma has been pushed back from Thursday to Friday.

    Advice: Walker is now off schedule to reclaim the fifth spot in the Mariners' rotation next Tuesday against the Mets. "Taijuan just needs a little more time," Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik said Thursday. "He got up here this year, fairly quick (after battling a shoulder injury). That was, more or less, out of necessity. What we'd like to do is have Taijuan get a few more games under his belt.
    Thursday, 12:32 pm
    Not Active
    Top 5, 0-2 vs NYM
  • 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
  • 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
    Not Active
    W, 7-3 vs Bos