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  • Peacock leaves with undisclosed injury Friday
    Brad Peacock left Friday's start against the Indians with an undisclosed injury.

    Advice: Peacock had been pretty good, holding the Indians to one run on two hits over five innings, before leaving with assistant athletic trainer Rex Jones before the bottom of the sixth inning. Peacock had thrown only 62 pitches before exiting. The Astros should provide an update shortly.
    57 minutes ago
  • Garrett Richards undergoes left knee surgery
    Garrett Richards underwent successful surgery to repair a torn patellar tendon in his left knee Friday.

    Advice: Richards is done for the season. He'll look to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 season, but with a six to nine month recovery period it's no guarantee.
    Today, 5:23 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Luebke (elbow) playing catch from 45 feet
    Cory Luebke (elbow) has started playing catch from 45 feet three times per week.

    Advice: Luebke had his second Tommy John surgery in February, so this is a preliminary step in the recovery process. Luebke isn't expected back until the middle of the 2015 season.
    Today, 4:01 pm
    Disabled List
  • Ryu (glute) throws another bullpen Friday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw another bullpen session Friday.

    Advice: That's back-to-back days throwing off a mound, a good sign for the left-hander. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Ryu should be activated within a few days of August 30, when he's first eligible to come off the disabled list. Assuming all continues to go well, Ryu should be ready to roll by the start of September at the latest.
    Today, 3:22 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Arrieta bests former team, lowers ERA to 2.53
    Jake Arrieta held his former team to one run across seven innings in Friday's 4-1 victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: He retired the first 13 batters of the game and wound up striking out five while permitting just four hits and one walk. The lone blemish on Arrieta's record was a solo shot in the seventh inning from Nelson Cruz that just barely left the yard. He's allowed just three runs over his last three starts to lower his ERA to 2.53. Arrieta will try to keep it going next week in Cincinnati.
    Today, 2:45 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Gausman whiffs seven but only goes five
    Kevin Gausman struck out seven but allowed three runs over five frames in Friday's loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Gausman was cruising along in the first three innings, allowing just two baserunners. He hit a rough patch in the fourth, though, yielding three hits (including a home run). He then served up a solo shot to Javier Baez in the fifth and was pulled after needing 101 pitches to cover five innings. Gausman will try to bounce back next week versus the Rays.
    Today, 2:36 pm
    L, 4-1 ^ @ChC
  • Bartolo Colon activated from bereavement list
    Mets activated RHP Bartolo Colon from the bereavement list.

    Advice: Colon was away for a few days following the death of his mother. He won't start until Sunday, but the Mets have decided to go ahead and activate him.
    Today, 2:32 pm
  • Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) resumes throwing
    Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) threw on flat ground Friday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's done any throwing since he landed on the disabled list earlier this month with a strained right pectoral muscle. Sanchez will play catch again on Saturday and eventually progress to mound work, though it's not clear when that will take place. He's not expected back until mid-September.
    Today, 2:24 pm
    Disabled List
  • Lohse (ankle) to rejoin rotation on Monday
    Kyle Lohse (ankle) will rejoin the Brewers' rotation on Monday in San Diego.

    Advice: Lohse hasn't started since August 13 due to a sprained right ankle. He probably could have returned by now, as his throwing program wasn't interrupted, but the Brewers could afford to take it slowly with him with Jimmy Nelson and Mike Fiers pitching so well.
    Today, 2:21 pm
  • Dylan Axelrod to get another start
    Reds manager Bryan Price said Friday that Dylan Axelrod will likely be recalled to get another start.

    Advice: Axelrod allowed just two runs over six innings in a start on Sunday but was sent down because the club needed a fresh bullpen arm. He'll get another chance next week after David Holmberg was rocked on Thursday. With Homer Bailey's (elbow) return nowhere in sight, Axelrod could be in the rotation for a while.
    Today, 1:03 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • David Holmberg optioned to Triple-A
    Reds optioned LHP David Holmberg to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Holmberg was rocked for six runs over just 2 2/3 innings in a spot start versus the Braves on Thursday. Daniel Corcino has replaced him on the roster.
    Today, 12:54 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • David Phelps (elbow) playing catch
    David Phelps (elbow) played catch again on Thursday.

    Advice: It's not clear when he might be cleared for mound work, but Phelps' elbow has felt fine during flat-ground sessions. The Yankees are considering bringing the right-hander back as a reliever next month.
    Today, 7:05 am
    Disabled List
    Bot 7, 3-3 vs CWS
  • Kershaw K's 10 over 8 IP in victory over SDP
    Clayton Kershaw pitched eight innings of one-run ball to earn his 15th win of the year as the Dodgers topped the Padres 2-1 on Thursday.

    Advice: San Diego nickel-and-dimed Kershaw for a run in the seventh, culminating in Rene Rivera singling home Abraham Almonte, but was otherwise helpless against the best pitcher in the world. Kershaw was originally scheduled to start tomorrow in the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow some rest, and the Dodgers took advantage of Monday's off day to keep Kershaw on regular rest. Kershaw "struggled" to the tune of a 4.08 ERA in May. He allowed one run in a start in March, missed April, had a 0.82 ERA in June, a 1.07 ERA in July, and owns a 2.25 ERA so far in August. Overall, he's 15-3 with a 1.82 ERA, numbers he takes into a date in Arizona on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 9:58 pm
  • Ross done in by Turner's 2-run dinger
    Tyson Ross held the Dodgers to two runs over eight innings in a tough-luck loss on Thursday.

    Advice: Outside of Justin Turner's two-run homer in the eighth inning, Ross was superb. He struck out six, walked two, and had given up just two hits prior to Carl Crawford reaching on an infield single and Turner blasting him home immediately thereafter. Ross has given up more than two earned runs only once since June 16. Now 11-12 with a 2.68 ERA, Ross hosts Milwaukee on Tuesday.
    Yesterday, 9:47 pm
  • Bumgarner fans 12 over seven frames in a win
    Madison Bumgarner picked up his 14th win, allowing three runs in seven innings of work as the Giants topped the Cubs by a 5-3 margin on Thursday.

    Advice: Bumgarner made all of his mistakes in the first inning, giving up a two-run home run to Justin Ruggiano followed immediately by a solo home run to Welington Castillo. From there, Bumgarner tossed six consecutive shutout frames. The lefty punched out a season-high 12 batters while allowing seven hits and a walk on the evening. He has a 3.17 ERA and a 179/38 K/BB ratio. Bumgarner will face the Rockies at home when he makes his next start on Tuesday.
    Yesterday, 9:36 pm
  • Wood goes six innings, takes 11th loss vs. SF
    Travis Wood was saddled with his 11th loss of the season after allowing four runs in six innings as the Cubs were defeated by the Giants on Thursday.

    Advice: Wood suffered a death by a thousand paper cuts, as the Giants scored exactly one run in four of his six innings. Overall, the lefty yielded eight hits -- including a two-run home run to Buster Posey -- while walking one and striking out six. Wood will take a 4.91 ERA and a 126/66 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's road start against the Reds.
    Yesterday, 9:33 pm
  • Holmberg's third inning dooms him in a loss
    David Holmberg failed to make it out of the third inning in a loss against the Braves on Thursday, surrendering six runs in total.

    Advice: Holmberg was making his third career major league start and second of the season. None of them have gone well. Against the Braves, the left-hander yielded five hits while walking four and striking out two. Five of the runs scored in a nightmarish third inning in which Holmberg had to be relieved by Pedro Villarreal. In 5 1/3 innings this season, Holmberg has allowed 11 runs with a 3/7 K/BB ratio.
    Yesterday, 7:45 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Ryu (glute) could return when first eligible
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) should be activated "within a day or two" of when he's first eligible on August 30.

    Advice: Ryu threw a bullpen session on Thursday with no issues. He's not expected to need a rehab assignment, so the left-hander will throw a few more bullpen sessions and/or simulated games before being activated. Ryu holds a 3.28 ERA over 23 starts this season.
    Yesterday, 4:21 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Gio Gonzalez goes seven scoreless
    Gio Gonzalez tossed seven shutout innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: Even with his team on a 10-game winning streak, Gonzalez himself is without a victory since July 5. The Nationals just couldn't break through until the ninth today, though they have several chances. Gonzalez should still be feeling pretty good right about now, considering it was his first performance of the second half.
    Yesterday, 4:13 pm
  • Ryu (glute) throws bullpen session Thursday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) threw a bullpen session on Thursday.

    Advice: It comes after he played catch the previous two days. The Dodgers have said that Ryu won't need a rehab assignment before returning, so he appears to be on track for activation on August 29, the first day he's eligible.
    Yesterday, 3:26 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Bailey (elbow) not sure when he'll return
    Homer Bailey (strained right flexor tendon) doesn't know when he'll be able to return to the Reds.

    Advice: "I don't really know a timetable," Bailey said. "No one does. It's just how quickly I can heal, more or less, rehabbing." Bailey received a platelet-rich plasma injection, and had a Friday ultrasound scheduled to determine how the tendon is healing. "Would I like to [throw]? Absolutely I would," he said. "This isn't really something you can rush back. You can either do it once and do it right or you can try to rush it back and go back to square one. I've been through enough injuries." The right-hander revealed he's battled a spate of injuries in 2014. "I've kind of been fighting stuff most of the year," he said. "It's been a really, really tough year for me - a pulled groin, a herniated disc in the back, elbow, I took a ball off the jaw, took a ball of my biceps. It's just been one of those years."
    Yesterday, 2:47 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Holmberg promoted to make Thursday's start
    Reds recalled LHP David Holmberg from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Holmberg will start on Thursday versus the Braves. The 23-year-old left-hander -- acquired over the winter in the three-team swap that shipped Ryan Hanigan to the Rays -- has struggled to the tune of a 4.64 ERA over 17 starts at the Triple-A level this year. He should only get run tonight in All-Holmberg fantasy formats.
    Yesterday, 2:16 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • MRI shows Richards tore patellar tendon
    Angels placed RHP Garrett Richards on the 60-day disabled list with a torn left patellar tendon.

    Advice: Thursday's MRI results on Richards' knee revealed a torn patellar tendon. This was the worst case scenario, but it was also expected. Richards was shaken to the core after the gruesome injury -- suffered when he attempted to cover second base on Wednesday and his knee gave out -- and you can understand why: Richards was a darkhorse Cy Young candidate, entering Wednesday's start 13-4 with a 2.53 ERA, collecting 164 strikeouts in 167 innings. "Surgery is tentatively scheduled for next week," the Angels twitter feed passes along. "Richards is anticipated to miss 6 to 9 months."
    Yesterday, 1:56 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Phil Hughes fans eight in 14th victory
    Phil Hughes outdueled Corey Kluber on Thursday, throwing seven innings of one-run ball as the Twins beat the Indians 4-1.

    Advice: Hughes struck out eight and walked none in earning his fourth straight win and 14th overall. Thursday's start was his 15th in a row and 24th in 26 outings this year with one or zero walks. Still, the fact that he's allowed just 12 homers in 165 innings might be even more surprising than his 148/15 K/BB ratio.
    Yesterday, 1:26 pm
  • David Price loses despite one-hitter
    In his return to Tampa Bay, David Price took the toughest of tough losses Thursday, allowing just an unearned run, one hit and no walks over eight innings against the Rays.

    Advice: The Rays got their run on an error and a triple in the first. They never had another baserunner afterwards, but they didn't need one with Alex Cobb dealing. Price became the first Tigers pitcher to throw a complete game and take a loss due to an unearned run/runs since Scott Aldred on Sept. 3, 1991.
    Yesterday, 1:05 pm
  • Angels add Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A
    Angels purchased the contract of LHP Wade LeBlanc from Triple-A Salt Lake.

    Advice: LeBlanc is available out of the bullpen for now but could start in Garrett Richards' place on Monday against the Marlins. Richards is likely done for the season after suffering an ugly left knee injury Wednesday in Boston. LeBlanc is not a good fantasy bet.
    Yesterday, 9:49 am
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Pino to start doubleheader game vs. Tigers
    Yohan Pino will be called up to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers.

    Advice: Trevor May will pitch the second game. Pino owns a rough 5.37 ERA in 10 starts this season at the big league level and makes for a poor fantasy streamer versus Detroit.
    Yesterday, 8:55 am
    Not Active
    Bot 4, 6-1 vs Det
  • Yankees option Chase Whitley to Triple-A
    Yankees optioned RHP Chase Whitley to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    Advice: Whitley owns a 5.43 ERA in 68 innings (12 starts and seven relief appearances) this season at the major league level. The right-hander has been hit especially hard by left-handed batters. He could be brought back up when rosters expand in September to serve as a right-handed relief specialist for the stretch run.
    Yesterday, 7:42 am
    Not Active
    Bot 7, 3-3 vs CWS
  • Red Sox RHP prospect Barnes stays hot, fans 7
    Red Sox prospect righty Matt Barnes struck out seven over 6 1/3 shutout innings, allowing two hits and three walks for Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

    Advice: Barnes had a brutal 5.06 ERA and opposing hitters had a .297/.366/.422 line with a 6.9 K/9 through his start on July 12. During his six outings since then, he has a 1.63 ERA and has held opposing batters to a .150/.230/.203 line with a 7.5 K/9. Barnes could be a solid No. 3 major league starter long-term, but his poor control results in high pitch totals and too many walks. During his hot streak, he has thrown in excess of 62 percent of his pitches for strikes, which is a good step forward. He should be up at some point in early-2015, and could even see a cup of coffee this September.
    Yesterday, 6:32 am
    Not Active
    Top 7, 3-0 vs Sea
  • Ricky Nolasco gives up four runs in loss
    Ricky Nolasco gave up four runs in 6 2/3 innings and struck out six in a loss to the Indians on Wednesday.

    Advice: Nolasco seems to be the same pitcher now that he was before going down for over a month with an elbow problem. In 20 tries this season, he's given the Twins a total of six quality starts. Maybe they could trade him for Edwin Jackson or something.
    Wednesday, 9:01 pm
  • Ryu (glute) not expected to need rehab start
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) isn't likely to need a rehab start before returning.

    Advice: Ryu played catch again Wednesday, and Mattingly said he thinks the southpaw will be ready to go physically when his glute muscle feels better. "You feel like his arm will keep moving," Mattingly said. "He continues to improve. It sounded like yesterday was a little bit better." There's still no timetable for his return, but it sounds like he's moving in the right direction.
    Wednesday, 8:08 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Richards suffers a left knee patellar injury
    Garrett Richards suffered a left knee patellar injury in Wednesday's game.

    Advice: Richards was running to cover first base in the second inning when his left knee gave out. He had to be placed on a stretcher and carted off the field. While the Angels haven't given any idea as to his timetable, the right-hander is likely done for the year.
    Wednesday, 5:56 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Richards leaves start with right knee injury
    Garrett Richards left Wednesday's start against the Red Sox with a potentially serious right knee injury.

    Advice: Richards was covering first base when his knee buckled, and he remained on the ground for several minutes. He was eventually carted off the field, an ominous sign. Richards had allowed five hits and two runs in his 1 2/3 innings of work before exiting. The Angels should update his status soon, but it would be a devastating blow if he's lost for a substantial period of time.
    Wednesday, 4:59 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Kershaw's next start bumped up to Thursday
    Clayton Kershaw's next start has been moved to Thursday against the Padres.

    Advice: Kershaw was originally slated to go Friday for the series opener against the Mets, but Zack Greinke was pushed back a few days to give his sore elbow a little rest. Kershaw will be on regular rest for the start, so there should be no concern about his effectiveness.
    Wednesday, 4:32 pm
  • Colon to start Sunday before returning to DR
    Bartolo Colon will start Sunday at the Dodgers before returning to the Dominican Republic for his mother's funeral.

    Advice: Colon missed his Monday start and has been on the bereavement list after his mother lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this week. He will fly back to the Dominican Republic briefly, but he shouldn't miss another turn in the rotation after his Sunday start.
    Wednesday, 4:20 pm
  • Mets place Colon on bereavement list
    Mets placed RHP Bartolo Colon on the bereavement list.

    Advice: Colon was scratched from Monday's start to fly back to the Dominican Republic, where his mother died following a battle with breast cancer. The Mets haven't announced when he will return.
    Tuesday, 8:37 pm
  • Lohse (ankle) expected to return August 26
    Kyle Lohse (ankle) is on track to rejoin the Brewers' rotation during the August 25-27 series versus the Padres.

    Advice: The club can get by with four starters until Monday, putting Lohse's return date likely on Tuesday. "We want to make sure that he's right," manager Ron Roenicke said. "We know that to get this done, we have to have him at full strength." Lohse missed a start with a sprained ankle but has continued his throwing program.
    Tuesday, 8:11 pm
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) plays catch Tuesday
    Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) played catch Tuesday.

    Advice: It's the first time he's thrown a ball since landing on the disabled list last week with a strained right gluteus muscle. It's not clear at this point how long Ryu will be sidelined, but Tuesday's throwing session was certainly a nice step provided that he rebounds from it with no lingering issues.
    Tuesday, 3:25 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Phelps (elbow) could return as reliever
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday that David Phelps (elbow) could return in a bullpen role.

    Advice: Phelps was a starter prior to being placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation earlier this month, but shifting him to relief would enable him to return sooner. Still, he's not expected to contribute until September.
    Tuesday, 12:56 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 7, 3-3 vs CWS
  • David Holmberg expected to start Thursday
    David Holmberg is expected to be recalled to start on Thursday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Dylan Axelrod was sent down after Sunday's outing, so the Reds need another rotation arm. They haven't officially said it will be Holmberg, but they tipped their hand when the lefty was scratched from his scheduled outing Monday for Triple-A Louisville. Holmberg was rocked in a spot start earlier this season and has an ordinary 4.64 ERA at Triple-A, so fantasy owners can steer clear.
    Monday, 4:36 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Reds option Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A
    Reds optioned RHP Dylan Axelrod to Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: Axelrod did a good job in his Reds debut on Sunday, allowing just two runs over six innings against the Rockies. He should get another look soon with Homer Bailey continuing to battle an elbow injury.
    Monday, 12:48 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Cubs have no plan to shut down Jake Arrieta
    Cubs manager Rick Renteria said Monday that the club has no plans to shut down Jake Arrieta.

    Advice: The out-of-contention Cubs have some young starters who need work like Dan Straily, Felix Doubront, and Jacob Turner, but those opportunities won't come at the expense of Arrieta, who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. Arrieta threw seven shutout frames Sunday against the Mets and boasts a 2.61 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 122/31 K/BB ratio in 117 1/3 total innings this year. He'll be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter.
    Monday, 10:52 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Colon scratched Monday due to family issue
    Bartolo Colon has been scratched from his scheduled Monday afternoon start against the Cubs.

    Advice: Colon's mother is "extremely ill," according to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin, so the right-hander was excused from the team on Monday morning. Carlos Torres will take the mound in his place as the Mets wrap up a four-game series against the visiting Cubs. Colon's next turn is to-be-determined. He will be placed on the bereavement list Tuesday so the Mets can call up an extra pitcher.
    Monday, 7:04 am
  • Dylan Axelrod fans seven in Reds debut
    Dylan Axelrod pitched well in his Reds debut on Sunday, allowing just two runs on seven hits over six innings of work.

    Advice: Axelrod racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing only one free pass. He departed with a 4-2 lead and in line for the victory, but the Reds bullpen was unable to oblige. He'll remain in the rotation for as long as Homer Bailey is sidelined, and is worth a look as a matchup play for next weekend's start against the Braves.
    Sunday, 10:17 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Kevin Gausman holds Indians in check
    Kevin Gausman spun six innings of one-run ball in Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Indians.

    Advice: Gausman was wild with four walks, but he gave up just two hits while also recording a pair of strikeouts. The young right-hander boasts a 3.23 ERA over his last five starts and it appears that he'll remain in the rotation for a while even with Miguel Gonzalez returning this week. He'll take on the Cubs at Wrigley next weekend.
    Sunday, 1:48 pm
    L, 4-1 ^ @ChC
  • Arrieta dominates as Cubs take down Mets
    Jake Arrieta fired seven shutout innings Sunday as the Cubs beat the Mets 2-1 at Citi Field.

    Advice: Arrieta was left with a no-decision because Cubs reliever Pedro Strop allowed a game-tying run in the bottom of the eighth. Starlin Castro then stole the lead back with a solo home run in the top of the ninth. Arrieta was fantastic, yielding only two hits and two walks over his seven frames. He struck out nine. The dominant right-hander will face his former team -- the Orioles -- on Friday at Wrigley Field.
    Sunday, 1:22 pm
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • David Phelps to be re-evaluated on Monday
    David Phelps (elbow) could be cleared to resume throwing after being re-evaluated on Monday.

    Advice: Phelps has been shut down for a couple weeks with inflammation in his pitching elbow. The Yankees figure to wait until September to activate him even if things go well from here on out.
    Sunday, 7:56 am
    Disabled List
    Bot 7, 3-3 vs CWS
  • Clayton Kershaw strikes out 11 in loss
    Clayton Kershaw took a complete-game loss after giving up three runs and striking out 11 in nine innings against the Brewers on Saturday.

    Advice: Kershaw gave up two homers for the first time since last Sept. 8, but he was his typical, dominant self otherwise, allowing just three other hits and walking none in the 97-pitch outing. The loss was his first since May 28. Outside of that one disastrous start against the Diamondbacks on May 17 (7 ER in 1 2/3 IP), he still hasn't allowed more than three runs in an outing this season.
    Saturday, 8:58 pm
  • Gonzalez lasts only five in win over PIT
    Gio Gonzalez allowed three runs in five innings against the Pirates on Saturday.

    Advice: Gonzalez was incredibly inefficient in his five innings of work. While he only walked two, he had already thrown 102 pitches by the time he worked out of the fifth inning. In addition to the two walks, Gonzalez allowed seven hits and struck out seven. His 4.00 ERA isn't awful by any means, but we're used to better from Gonzalez.
    Saturday, 8:57 pm
  • Price outduels King Felix in home debut
    David Price won his home debut with the Tigers on Saturday, tossing eight innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: In a match-up of two of the best pitchers in the American League, David Price got the better of Felix Hernandez in Detroit's 4-2 win on Saturday. Price didn't allow a hit until the fourth inning. He struck out seven on the way to improving his record to 12-8 (combined wins/loss between the Rays and Tigers). This was Price's third start with his new team, and by far his best. He had previously allowed three runs to the Yankees and four runs to the Blue Jays. He'll face his old mates on the Rays in his next start. On the year, Price has a 3.12 ERA and 1.04 WHIP.
    Saturday, 7:11 pm
  • Hughes sharp again as Twins defeat Royals
    Phil Hughes hurled 7 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Twins' 4-1 defeat of the Royals.

    Advice: Hughes was again sharp, striking out six without issuing a walk and scattering seven hits over his seven-plus frames. The right-hander moved to 13-8 on the year and now boasts a 3.76 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 140/15 K/BB ratio in 158 innings with the Twinkies. He'll look to keep things rolling next week against the Indians.
    Saturday, 7:01 pm
  • Reds officially place SP Bailey (elbow) on DL
    Reds placed RHP Homer Bailey on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right flexor tendon.

    Advice: The timetable for his return remains unclear at the moment, but Bailey vows to pitch again this season. Dylan Axelrod has been recalled from Triple-A Louisville and will replace him in the Reds rotation.
    Saturday, 12:55 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Reds call up Dylan Axelrod for Saturday start
    Reds purchased the contract of RHP Dylan Axelrod from Triple-A Louisville.

    Advice: He will make his Reds debut on Saturday against the Rockies in Colorado. The 29-year-old right-hander owns a career 5.36 ERA and 1.60 WHIP over 198 major league innings and is toeing the slab at Coors Field on Saturday. He should be avoided for all fantasy purposes, and perhaps stacked against in daily leagues.
    Saturday, 12:54 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Madison Bumgarner holds down Phillies
    Madison Bumgarner was denied a win after limiting the Phillies to one run and four hits in seven innings Friday.

    Advice: It was 3-1 when Cole Hamels and Bumgarner finished up their evenings in the seventh, but Jeremy Affeldt gave up a two-run homer right away in the top of the eighth, letting Hamels off the hook. Bumgarner is 3-2 with a 2.14 ERA and a 39/5 K/BB ratio in 42 innings over six starts since the All-Star break.
    Friday, 11:01 pm
  • Nolasco gives up five runs in return from DL
    Ricky Nolasco was tagged for five runs over six innings in his return from the disabled list Friday against the Royals.

    Advice: Sidelined since July 6 with flexor pronator stiffness, Nolasco gave up seven hits and a walk while striking out three. He also hit a batter. The veteran right-hander was actually pretty good outside of a disaster fifth inning where five runs scored, but it's not like you can take that inning away from him. Nolasco now has a 5.99 ERA for the year and will look for better results next time out against the Indians.
    Friday, 10:43 pm
  • Ross gives up three ruins in loss to Cards
    Tyson Ross dropped to 11-11 on the year after giving up three runs over six innings against the Cardinals on Friday.

    Advice: This was the first time since June 16 that he allowed more than two earned runs in a start, snapping a streak of 10 starts. Ross put himself in an early hole by giving up two runs in the first inning and his offense failed to get much done against Lance Lynn and company. He walked four and struck out just two in the loss. Ross will bring a 2.70 ERA into a start against the Dodgers on the road next week.
    Friday, 10:07 pm
  • Garrett Richards tops Rangers to net 13th win
    Garrett Richards picked up his 13th victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Rangers to just two runs on seven hits over 7 1/3 innings.

    Advice: Richards racked up seven strikeouts on the night without issuing a walk. He has been dominant for the Halos this season, compiling a 2.53 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 164/50 K/BB ratio over his 167 innings of work. He'll look to keep things rolling when he does battle against the A's in Oakland on Wednesday.
    Friday, 8:41 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm @Oak
  • Wood gives up three runs in loss to Mets
    Travis Wood allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Mets.

    Advice: Wood only made one mistake, but it was a big one, as he gave up a three-run homer to Eric Campbell in the fourth to put himself in line for the loss. The southpaw struck out five and walked four and now sits at 7-10 with a 4.86 ERA on the year. He'll face the Giants next week at home.
    Friday, 8:06 pm
  • Brewers will skip Kyle Lohse's next start
    Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said Friday that the team will skip Kyle Lohse's next start to let him rest his sprained ankle.

    Advice: The Brewers only play five games next week, so they can easily skip Lohse without requiring an additional starter. He should be able to avoid a trip to the disabled list, but fantasy owners in weekly leagues will need an alternative option for next week.
    Friday, 5:30 pm
  • Dodgers place Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) on DL
    Dodgers placed LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right gluteus muscle.

    Advice: Ryu left Wednesday's start against the Braves with the injury, and underwent an MRI on Friday which revealed the grade 1-2 strain. He's likely to be sidelined until early September. Kevin Correia is likely to fill his spot in the rotation until he is able to return.
    Friday, 4:25 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Ricky Nolasco activated from disabled list
    Twins activated RHP Ricky Nolasco from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: He'll make his return to the Twins' rotation on Friday versus the Royals. Nolasco has missed the last five and a half weeks with an elbow issue and held a 5.90 ERA over 18 outings before the ailment, so he's not a recommended option in fantasy leagues.
    Friday, 2:45 pm
  • Yohan Pino optioned to Triple-A
    Twins optioned RHP Yohan Pino to Triple-A Rochester.

    Advice: He's clearing room for Ricky Nolasco's (elbow) return from the DL. Pino, who holds a 5.37 ERA over 10 starts this season, could return to start during a doubleheader versus the Tigers next week.
    Friday, 2:43 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 4, 6-1 vs Det
  • Dylan Axelrod expected to start Saturday
    John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it's "all but certain" the Reds will call up Dylan Axelrod to start on Saturday in Colorado.

    Advice: The Reds need a starter with Homer Bailey (elbow) on the shelf. Axelrod, who was acquired from the White Sox via trade last month, could stick around a while if he pitches well. However, he certainly won't have a great matchup right out of the gate. Axelrod has posted a 4.09 ERA and 100/41 K/BB ratio over 123 1/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
    Friday, 11:28 am
    Not Active
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Ryu (glute) unlikely to make next start
    Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Thursday that he doesn't think Hyun-Jin Ryu (glute) will be ready to make his next scheduled start.

    Advice: Ryu left Wednesday's game against the Braves with a strained right gluteus muscle. The club will know more after the left-hander undergoes an MRI on Friday, but it sounds like there's a good chance he'll wind up on the disabled list. "I don't really have a lot of definitive information at this point," Mattingly said Thursday, who does not think Ryu will be ready to make his next scheduled start early next week. "I'm hoping we'll find out tomorrow."
    Thursday, 5:01 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Bailey (elbow, neck) to go on disabled list
    Reds manager Bryan Price confirmed Thursday that Homer Bailey (elbow, neck) will be placed on the disabled list.

    Advice: Bailey is dealing with a flexor tendon strain in his pitching arm as well as a bulging disk in his neck. However, the Reds remain hopeful that he'll pitch again this season. The team has yet to announce his replacement in the starting rotation.
    Thursday, 2:34 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Lohse (ankle) unsure about making next start
    Kyle Lohse (ankle) is unsure if he will be able to take his next turn in the Brewers' starting rotation.

    Advice: Lohse left his start Wednesday night against the Cubs after tweaking his right ankle. "I've had two rounds (of treatment) already this morning, but we kind of have to wait and see," the righty told reporters on Thursday. "We have to figure out how to make sure I can do what I need to do without aggravating it. There's not really anything I can say right now about what's going to happen."
    Thursday, 10:19 am
  • Bailey (elbow, neck) headed to disabled list
    Homer Bailey (elbow, neck) is expected to be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Bailey was expected to return to the Reds' rotation Sunday after missing his scheduled start Wednesday with a flexor mass injury in his pitching arm, but Cincinnati management has now decided to play it safe and the give the right-hander extended rest. Bailey, who's also been nursing a bulging disk in his neck, will aim to return to action before the end of August.
    Thursday, 7:29 am
    Disabled List
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Colon takes a tough-luck loss against Nats
    Bartolo Colon pitched well, but fell to 11-10 after allowing two runs (one earned) over seven innings as the Mets lost to the Nationals on Wednesday.

    Advice: Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats' bullpen was just a hair better than Colon, who allowed six hits and one walk while striking out eight. Both runs crossed the plate in the seventh. Colon now has a 3.85 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and a 125/21 K/BB ratio. He'll take his next shot against the Cubs at home on Monday.
    Wednesday, 7:27 pm
  • Ryu dealing with strained right glute muscle
    Hyun-Jin Ryu left Wednesday's game against the Braves with a strained right gluteus muscle.

    Advice: Ryu pointed toward his leg when talking to the trainer, but the injury was actually closer to his buttocks. It's unclear how long the strain might sideline the left-hander, but a trip to the disabled list is definitely in play.
    Wednesday, 7:01 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Lohse leaves start after tweaking right ankle
    Kyle Lohse left Wednesday's start against the Cubs after tweaking his right ankle.

    Advice: Lohse tweaked the ankle during his at-bat in the top of the third inning and promptly gave up back-to-back home runs to lead off the bottom of the inning. He finished the inning but was replaced by Marco Estrada in the fourth. The fact that he was able to finish the inning offers hope that he may be able to avoid the disabled list, but more should be known about the extent of the injury in the coming days.
    Wednesday, 6:22 pm
  • Ryu leaves start with apparent leg injury
    Hyun-Jin Ryu left his start against the Braves on Wednesday with an apparent leg injury.

    Advice: Ryu walked B.J. Upton on a 3-2 pitch and immediately gestured for the trainer. He pointed to his right hamstring before leaving, having given up three runs over 5 2/3 innings before the injury. The Dodgers should give us an update on his status shortly.
    Wednesday, 6:14 pm
    Disabled List
    7:10 pm vs NYM
  • Jake Arrieta open to contract extension
    Jake Arrieta said Tuesday that he's open to a contract extension with the Cubs.

    Advice: ``I don't think I'm a guy that's going to ask for an astronomical amount of money,'' Arrieta said. ``But I think if there's a fair deal to be reached, I'm in 100 percent. I like pretty much everything about Chicago and the team that's in place now, with the guys that are coming up. It's hard not to want to stay here.'' Arrieta is arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter and is due for a healthy raise given that he's in the midst of a breakout season. There's been no indication to this point that the two sides have discussed an extension, but a front office as shrewd as the Cubs' will no doubt consider it if they think it will save them some money in the long run.
    Wednesday, 6:52 am
    W, 4-1 vs ^ Bal
  • Pino allows three homers in loss to Astros
    Yohan Pino allowed seven runs, including three home runs, over 4 1/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Pino had given up five home runs in his first nine starts before Tuesday's disaster. The right-hander gave up seven hits and a walk in all, and he also struck out seven in the loss. Pino is now 1-5 and hasn't won a decision in a month, and a meeting with the first-place Royals on Monday doesn't offer much more promise.
    Tuesday, 8:42 pm
    Not Active
    Bot 4, 6-1 vs Det
  • Anibal Sanchez begins physical therapy
    Anibal Sanchez (pectoral) has begun physical therapy and is "starting to feel a little bit better," according to Tigers head athletic trainer Kevin Rand.

    Advice: Sanchez will be limited to therapy work for 10-14 days before being cleared to begin a throwing program if all goes well. He's expected to be sidelined until September.
    Tuesday, 6:29 pm
    Disabled List
  • Ricky Nolasco to rejoin rotation on Friday
    Ricky Nolasco (elbow) will rejoin the Twins' rotation on Friday against the Royals.

    Advice: That's assuming he gets through a bullpen session with no issues. Nolasco allowed three runs while striking out eight over 9 1/3 innings during a two-start rehab assignment, clearing the way for his return. He posted a 5.90 ERA over 18 outings before going down with flexor pronator stiffness, so fantasy owners should steer clear initially.
    Tuesday, 5:58 pm
  • Homer Bailey also dealing with neck injury
    Homer Bailey revealed Tuesday that, in addition to a stiff elbow, he's also nursing a bulging disk in his neck that he's "pitched with the whole year."

    Advice: Bailey's scheduled start Wednesday has been pushed back to Sunday. "I've pitched with it. It's not just my elbow, but my neck, a bulging disk I've pitched with the whole year," Bailey said. "So now's a good time to [get] the extra day. Guys just need to pick me up for a couple days." Bailey has not undergone an MRI, as the Reds are confident his elbow issue is minor. However, the neck problem could at least partly explain why he's had a relatively disappointing season.
    Tuesday, 4:35 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
  • Bailey pushed to Sunday due to sore elbow
    Homer Bailey's next start has been pushed back to Sunday due to soreness in his right elbow.

    Advice: The injury blows keep coming for the Reds. Bailey was excellent in his last turn through the rotation, firing seven scoreless innings against the cross-state Indians, but he began experiencing discomfort in his throwing arm a few days later. The Reds are obviously hoping that it turns out to be a case of routine soreness.
    Tuesday, 12:59 pm
    Disabled List
    Bot 8, 0-1 vs Atl
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