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  • 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.
    38 minutes ago
  • 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.
    42 minutes ago
  • Marquis lands on disabled list in Triple-A
    Jason Marquis has been placed on the disabled list at Triple-A Lehigh Valley due to a strained right oblique.

    Advice: Marquis' contract included an opt-out on July 31, but the injury figures to keep him around for a little while longer. The 35-year-old right-hander has a 2.22 ERA over his first four starts in Triple-A.
    Today, 11:09 am
    Not Active
    5:05 pm @ChC
  • Padres acquire RHP De Paula from Yankees
    Padres acquired RHP Rafael De Paula from the Yankees in the Chase Headley deal.

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

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

    Advice: Rogers was outrighted off the 40-man roster back in May, but the Blue Jays need a fresh arm in their bullpen. The 28-year-old owns a 6.97 ERA over 16 appearances at the major league level this season and figures to pitch in long relief.
    Today, 9:11 am
  • 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
  • Wilson (ankle) set for sim. game Wednesday
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) is scheduled to throw an "up-and-down" bullpen session on Wednesday.

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

    Advice: Sanchez was just shifted to the bullpen last week in Triple-A, which is where he'll pitch in his first taste of the majors. The 22-year-old has posted a 3.95 ERA and 84/57 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. He still has a promising future as a starter, but the Jays are hoping he can make an impact down the stretch in a relief role.
    Today, 6:10 am
  • Britton's perfect 9th cements Orioles' win
    Zach Britton worked a scoreless ninth inning on Monday to earn save No. 17 as the Orioles emerged victorious against the Angels.

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

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

    Advice: Shoemaker didn't walk a batter and surrendered five hits. He would have won this game, but couldn't figure out how to pitch to Adam Jones, against whom he served up a pair of two-run homers. The right-hander has shuffled between the rotation and bullpen all year, entering this contest 6-1 with a 4.15 ERA as a starter. Despite the loss, the Angels are the majors' best home team at 34-17.
    Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • 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
  • Elias leaves with forearm cramp, K's eight
    Roenis Elias left with a forearm cramp on Monday, but not before striking out eight and allowing one run on five hits over 5 1/3 innings against the Mets.

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

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

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

    Advice: Sale allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out eight. Surprisingly, he's just 7-7 lifetime against the Royals, though that does come with a sterling 2.36 ERA. He's allowed three runs total in his last three starts, and he's given the White Sox seven straight quality starts.
    Yesterday, 9:03 pm
  • Roenis Elias exits with apparent arm injury
    Roenis Elias left Monday's game against the Mets with an apparent arm injury.

    Advice: Elias was visited by the trainer and seen stretching out his fingers/hand, so he could be dealing with some tightness in his forearm. The Mariners should provide more on his status shortly. Elias allowed one run while striking out eight over 5 1/3 innings before exiting.
    Yesterday, 8:58 pm
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) throws bullpen session
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) threw a bullpen session Monday.

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

    Advice: Norris was sent down prior to the All-Star break in order to keep pitching. He'll make his return to the Orioles' rotation on Monday against the Angels. Norris holds a 3.96 ERA and 1.19 WHIP over 15 starts this season.
    Yesterday, 4:08 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • Phillies discussing A.J. Burnett with Orioles
    Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reports that the Phillies and Orioles have had preliminary discussions on a trade involving A.J. Burnett.

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

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

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

    Advice: There is still no definitive timetable for when the veteran southpaw may be able to rejoin the Angels rotation. Fantasy owners should plan on going without Wilson until early August.
    Friday, 4:41 pm
    Disabled List
    7:05 pm vs Bal
  • T.J. House to start on Monday
    T.J. House will be recalled to start on Monday against the Twins.

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

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

    Advice: The 22-year-old right-hander will likely be called up to Toronto once he gets comfortable in his new, temporary role. Sanchez is a highly-thought-of prospect and projects as a starting pitcher long term.
    Thursday, 12:11 pm