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  • Bedrosian still mulling over surgery
    Cam Bedrosian is still mulling over whether to have surgery to remove a blood clot in a small artery near his right armpit.

    Advice: The alternative would be treat the clot with blood-thinning medication and rest. He should make a final decision in the next few days. Either way, he's not expected to pitch again this season. Bedrosian has been a bright spot for the Angels this season, posting a 1.12 ERA and 51/14 K/BB ratio over 40 1/3 innings. Today, 5:47 am
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  • Logan Verrett likely to join Mets on Tue.
    Logan Verrett is likely to be called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

    Advice: It's a logical move, as there's no immediate role for Rafael Montero after he threw 100 pitches over five scoreless innings on Monday. Verrett was optioned to Triple-A earlier this month after posting a 5.36 ERA and 59/40 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 innings. Today, 5:38 am
  • Reed leaves start due to back spasms
    Cody Reed left a start Monday with Triple-A Louisville due to back spasms.

    Advice: Fortunately, it had nothing to do with his arm. Reed was making his second start in Triple-A on Monday since he was demoted by the Reds after posting a 7.36 ERA over 10 starts. He should be fine for his next turn. Today, 5:35 am
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  • Jake Arrieta gives up six runs to Pirates
    Jake Arrieta stumbled Monday, giving up six runs in 6 1/3 innings against the Pirates.

    Advice: Arrieta has thrown eight scoreless innings twice this month, but at no point has he really resembled the guy who won Cy Young honors last year or the one who opened this season with a 0.84 ERA through six starts. He's still better than fine, but he's not quite dominant. He gave up two homers tonight, bringing his total to nine allowed in his last 10 starts. He gave up a total of four homers in his first 16 starts of this year and 10 in 33 starts last year. Yesterday, 10:30 pm
  • Steven Brault gives up three runs to Cubs
    Steven Brault gave up three runs -- two earned -- in four innings Monday in his start against the Cubs.

    Advice: Brault kept the Pirates in the game, which is all the team really could have been hoping for when they called him up before the game. He might get more starts in September, but the Pirates do have alternatives, including Drew Hutchison and Tyler Glasnow. Yesterday, 10:27 pm
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  • Matt Shoemaker strikes out seven in win
    Matt Shoemaker yielded two runs in seven innings Monday in a win over the Reds.

    Advice: Shoemaker struck out seven and walked none. It's the ninth time this year he's gone without walking a batter in a start. He deserves better than his 7-10 record and probably better than his 3.91 ERA; his FIP is about 2/5ths of a run lower. Yesterday, 10:19 pm
  • Dan Straily gives up seven runs in loss
    Dan Straily was pounded for seven runs in 2 2/3 innings by the Angels on Monday.

    Advice: Straily has been a pretty great stopgap for the Reds this year, but he sure didn't have it tonight, giving up four homers to the 17 batters he faced. He had gone 10 straight starts without ever giving up four runs, much less four homers. He's now 10-7 with a 3.92 ERA. Yesterday, 10:16 pm
  • Jon Gray goes six scoreless in win
    Jon Gray struck out eight over six scoreless innings Monday in a defeat of the Dodgers.

    Advice: Just when it seemed like Gray was out of gas, he's come back with a couple of nice starts. He's struck out as many batters in his last two outings (18) as he did in his previous four. The Rockies will want to be careful for Gray in September, which could mean shutting him down a little early. He's currently slated to face the Diamondbacks on Sunday, but the Rockies have Thursday off and could shuffle their rotation some. Yesterday, 9:44 pm
  • Yu Darvish strikes out nine in nice showing
    Yu Darvish recorded nine strikeouts while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Two of the runs charged to Darvish scored after he exited, as Franklin Gutierrez hit a pinch-hit, two-run double off of reliever Jake Diekman in the seventh inning. Still, it was the right-hander's eighth straight quality start, and he continues to pile up strikeouts. Darvish now holds a 3.01 ERA and 90/21 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings this season. He'll take on the Astros on Sunday. Yesterday, 9:21 pm
  • Dillon Gee holds down Yankees in win
    Dillon Gee held the Yankees to one run over six innings in a victory Monday.

    Advice: Gee's rotation spot was in doubt for a spell, but then setbacks from Kris Medlen and Mike Minor took away Kansas City's alternatives. He's done pretty well his last three times out, allowing a total of five runs in 18 1/3 innings. He's still a risky play in AL-only leagues. Yesterday, 9:16 pm
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  • Michael Pineda gives up five runs in loss
    Michael Pineda was charged with five runs in six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Royals.

    Advice: Pineda fanned eight. He bounced back nicely from a three-run first, shutting the Royals out over the following five innings. He was sent back out for the seventh afterwards and then pulled after a pair of singles. Both runners later came around to score as part of a five-run inning for the Royals. Yesterday, 9:15 pm
  • Hisashi Iwakuma roughed up in Texas
    Hisashi Iwakuma was lit up for five runs over three innings in Monday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: This game was essentially over after the third inning, as the Rangers plated one run in the first against Iwakuma and four more in the third. August concluded on a sour note for the right-hander, but it was a good month for him overall with a 3.28 ERA. He'll get the Angels for his first start of September. Yesterday, 9:14 pm
  • Sam Dyson nails down 30th save
    Sam Dyson struck out two in a scoreless ninth inning to record his 30th save of the season in Monday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Dyson faced little resistance in protecting a three-run lead, getting a pair of swinging strikeouts and a groundout. The closer has been a little shaky in August but was recently given a vote of confidence by manager Jeff Banister. Yesterday, 9:06 pm
  • Fernandez tosses six scoreless vs. Mets
    Jose Fernandez was handed a no-decision against the Mets on Monday after tossing six scoreless innings.

    Advice: Fernandez wasn’t at his best, as he walked four and needed 113 pitches to get through six innings, but the short-handed Mets couldn’t get anything going against him. He struck out six and currently ranks second in the majors with 219 strikeouts in 154 2/3 innings. The Marlins’ ace owns a 2.79 ERA through 25 starts and lines up for a start against the Indians on the road this weekend. Yesterday, 8:16 pm
  • Trevor Bauer spins six shutout innings
    Trevor Bauer tossed six shutout innings but took a no-decision in Monday's 1-0 extra-innings win over the Twins.

    Advice: Bauer and Hector Santiago matched zeroes all night before Jason Kipnis eventually sent the Indians fans home happy with a walk-off RBI single. The right-hander has rebounded from a rough stretch with a 2.45 ERA over his last five outings. He'll try to keep it going versus the Marlins on Sunday. Yesterday, 7:58 pm
  • Sean Manaea left game with sore back
    Sean Manaea was diagnosed with a right rhomboid strain.

    Advice: In other words, he's dealing with a sore back. Manaea was forced to exit Monday's start against the Astros after 3 1/3 innings, but the Athletics are calling him day-to-day. Yesterday, 7:03 pm
  • Gerrit Cole (elbow) placed on 15-day DL
    Pirates placed RHP Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 25, with posterior inflammation in his right elbow.

    Advice: The move clears a spot for Monday's starter, Steven Brault. An MRI has ruled out structural damage in Cole's elbow, but he was scheduled to get a second opinion in Los Angeles. There should be more clarity on his status in the next couple of days. Yesterday, 4:03 pm
    15-Day DL
  • McCullers (elbow) plays catch again Mon.
    Lance McCullers (elbow) played catch from a distance of 60-90 feet.

    Advice: McCullers landed on the disabled list in early August with discomfort in his right elbow, but he was able to resume throwing on Friday. He's making incremental progress, but it's unclear if there will be enough time for him to make it back this season. Yesterday, 3:41 pm
    15-Day DL
  • Marlins option Justin Nicolino to AAA level
    Marlins optioned LHP Justin Nicolino to Triple-A New Orleans.

    Advice: Nicolino yielded three runs on eight hits over six innings Sunday in a loss to the lowly Padres. He has a 5.48 ERA in 70 2/3 innings this season with Miami. Yesterday, 12:51 pm
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  • Indians put Danny Salazar on paternity leave
    Indians placed RHP Danny Salazar on the paternity leave list.

    Advice: He'll be back before his next turn in the rotation Saturday against the Marlins. Salazar showed a lot of positive signs Sunday afternoon against the Rangers, striking out 10 batters while yielding two runs on five hits over 5 2/3 innings. Shawn Armstrong was called up from Triple-A Columbus in a corresponding roster move. Yesterday, 12:27 pm
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