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  • LeBlanc to start for Angels on Saturday
    Wade LeBlanc has been confirmed as the Angels' starter for Saturday's game against the Rangers.

    Advice: That was confirmed after the Halos clinched the American League West championship on Wednesday night. LeBlanc owns a rough 6.88 ERA and 1.47 WHIP in 17 innings this season for Anaheim. He's filling in for Matt Shoemaker, who remains sidelined with an oblique strain. Rotoworld.com
    Today, 7:50 am
  • Doolittle melts down, A's struggles continue
    Sean Doolittle imploded in a big way on Wednesday, allowing five runs while only recording one out in the ninth inning against the Rangers.

    Advice: A's skipper Bob Melvin called upon Doolittle with a 1-0 lead. The left-hander got the first batter out, but the situation unraveled quickly from there. Two straight hits were followed by an intentional walk, which itself was bookended by a J.P. Arencibia homer. A rattled Doolittle walked Robinson Chirinos before he finally got the hook; Chirinos later came around to score. Doolittle hadn't allowed a run since July 6 prior to tonight. The A's are now 17-27 since the beginning of August, including 6-12 in one-run games and 6-15 in road contests. That rotten stretch gift-wrapped the AL West for the Angels. If the A's don't pick it up quickly, they could get passed by the Mariners and miss the playoffs altogether. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 11:15 pm
  • Daniel Corcino loses to Cubs
    Daniel Corcino yielded two runs and three hits in 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cubs.

    Advice: Well, there was no way the offense was going to let Corcino off the hook after allowing two runs tonight; Bryan Price saw to that. Corcino struck out six and gave the Reds more than they should have expected in his second big-league start, but he was pitching for a team that mailed it in weeks ago. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:49 pm
  • Carlos Carrasco hurls first career shutout
    Carlos Carrasco pitched a two-hitter for his first career shutout Wednesday as the Indians beat the Astros 2-0.

    Advice: Carrasco fanned 12. Both hits he surrendered were infield singles to Jose Altuve, and he also walked just one batter in the 98-pitch gem. This comes 10 days after he came within an out of a shutout against the White Sox. He's been one of baseball's very best pitchers the last six weeks; he's allowed one or no runs in seven of his last eight starts. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Cishek faces minimum, earns his 37th save
    Steve Cishek made short work of the Mets in the ninth inning, earning his 37th save in Wednesday's win.

    Advice: Cishek has been dominant in September, tossing up goose eggs in seven appearances with six saves and a 10/2 K/BB ratio. Overall, he sports a 3.27 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and an 81/21 K/BB ratio with 37 saves in 41 chances. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:32 pm
  • Robertson fans two to pick up his 37th save
    David Robertson finished off the Rays in the ninth inning for his 37th save as the Yankees enjoyed a 3-2 win on Wednesday.

    Advice: It was Robertson's first appearance since blowing Sunday's save attempt and his results were much better. The right-hander, who has been dealing with soreness in several areas, allowed a two-out single to Wil Myers, but got Nick Franklin to strike out to end the contest. Robertson is 37-for-41 in save chances with a 2.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and an 88/21 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:22 pm
  • Kimbrel grabs 44th save with a perfect ninth
    Craig Kimbrel finished off Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Nationals with a perfect ninth inning, earning his 44th save of the season.

    Advice: Kimbrel is now 44-for-48 in save chances with a terrific 1.71 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and an 88/25 K/BB ratio. At least temporarily, he is tied with Trevor Rosenthal for the National League lead in saves. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:05 pm
  • Wood continues to dominate in win over Nats
    Alex Wood picked up his 11th win of the season, limiting the Nationals to one run over six innings on Wednesday.

    Advice: Wood has been on a roll, having now allowed only four runs over his last four starts spanning 28 innings. Against the Nationals, the lefty allowed just five hits -- one of which was a solo home run to Stephen Souza -- while walking one and fanning eight. Wood will march into Tuesday's home start against the Pirates with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 164/43 K/BB ratio. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:02 pm
  • Treinen blanks Braves over 5 in a no-decision
    Blake Treinen shut the Braves out over five innings but got a no-decision as the Nationals suffered a loss on Wednesday.

    Advice: Treinen was making his first start in the big leagues since June 28, and lasted more than two innings for the first time since an August 26 Triple-A start. The right-hander scattered three hits and a walk while striking out three. On the season, he owns a sterling 1.94 ERA with a 1.38 WHIP, and a 29/12 K/BB ratio. If the Nationals, who have already clinched the division, allow Treinen to start again, he's on schedule to face the Mets at home on Tuesday. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:58 pm
  • Wade LeBlanc likely to start on Saturday
    Wade LeBlanc is the most likely candidate to start for the Angels on Saturday.

    Advice: Angels skipper Mike Scioscia said he wouldn't announce his starter until after Wednesday night's game, but LeBlanc is the most logical choice. With a 6.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 14/6 K/BB ratio through his 17 frames, he isn't a good streaming option in mixed leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:38 pm
  • Chafin allows two runs in no-decision Wed.
    Andrew Chafin allowed two earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Giants.

    Advice: Chafin walked four but surrendered only three hits in the decent spot start. San Francisco wound up winning in the top of the ninth inning when pinch-hitter Matt Duffy smacked a two-run single. Chafin could get another try next week, but he's not fantasy-relevant. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 4:16 pm
  • Shoemaker (oblique) still feeling soreness
    Matt Shoemaker (oblique) reported improvement Wednesday, but still feels some soreness.

    Advice: Shoemaker left Monday's start against the Mariners with a "very mild" left oblique strain. The Angels are confident that he'll be ready for the postseason, but he's not going to throw until he's 100 percent. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:37 pm
  • Frias allows 10 hits, eight runs in the first
    Carlos Frias didn't make it out of the first inning Wednesday against the Rockies, allowing eight earned runs while recording only two outs.

    Advice: Frias is the first pitcher in baseball's modern era to give up 10 hits and record fewer than three outs. A spot start at Coors Field was a tall task on paper for the 24-year-old right-hander, and the Rockies brutalized him right out of the gate. He is doubtful to get another start this season. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 3:25 pm
  • Wacha (shoulder) to return Saturday vs. CIN
    Michael Wacha (shoulder) will return to the Cardinals' rotation Saturday against the Reds.

    Advice: Wacha reported feeling "great" after a 30-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and then extended himself without issue in another bullpen session Wednesday, so he's been given the go-ahead to pitch this weekend versus the visiting Reds. The 23-year-old right-hander has been battling a shoulder issue since June. The Cardinals want to see what he's capable of before October arrives. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 2:52 pm
  • Heath Hembree recalled from Triple-A
    Red Sox recalled RHP Heath Hembree from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Hembree has been up for a couple brief stints with the big club previously but has spent most of the year at Triple-A, putting up a 3.72 ERA with 55 strikeouts over 46 frames. He'll be used in middle relief. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 10:27 am
  • Angels to have bullpen start on Saturday
    The Angels will make a "bullpen start" on Saturday against the Rangers in place of the injured Matt Shoemaker (oblique).

    Advice: It will be either Wade LeBlanc or Michael Roth who will start the game, but the Angels will utilize many of the 18 pitchers they're carrying. Shoemaker might miss more than just the one start, so LeBlanc and/or Roth could be needed for another start next week. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 8:14 am
  • Blake Treinen to make spot start Wed.
    Blake Treinen will make a spot start on Wednesday against the Braves.

    Advice: The Nationals are rolling out their "B" squad a day after clinching the National League East. Treinen hasn't thrown more than two innings since his August 26 start at Triple-A Syracuse, when he tossed 4 2/3 frames. However, he does have a 2.18 ERA over 41 1/3 frames in the majors this season and isn't a bad streaming option in deeper formats against a struggling Braves offense. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:56 am
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue, but he could be cleared to return soon if Wednesday's session goes well. He's been a nice find for the Padres this season, holding a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 7:31 am
  • Carroll (fingernail) expected to make start
    Scott Carroll (fingernail) is expected to be OK to make his next scheduled start on Tuesday.

    Advice: Carroll dealt with a cracked fingernail in his last outing, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said Tuesday that the righty "looks OK." If it turns out Carroll can't go, it's possible the club will move up Chris Sale to start, which would give him an extra outing as he pursues the AL Cy Young award. Rotoworld.com
    Yesterday, 6:32 am
  • Rasmus doesn't allow a run across 4 innings
    Cory Rasmus fired four shutout innings against the Mariners on Tuesday.

    Advice: Rasmus only allowed one hit and no walks in the mini-gem, striking out four. Instead of doing the predictable thing and trading for a mediocre starter to fill Garrett Richards' old rotation spot, Angels manager Mike Scioscia decided to make the turn a bullpen day, always to be kicked off by Rasmus. This was Rasmus' fourth consecutive start, and he hasn't thrown more than 49 pitches in any of them (43 tonight). Rasmus (2.57 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with the Rangers coming to town, but don't expect him to pitch long enough to have a shot at a win. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 10:29 pm
    Player Note
    Cory Rasmus LAA - SP,RP
  • Putnam throws scoreless ninth for fifth save
    Zach Putnam was called on to close out the Royals Tuesday, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save.

    Advice: A day after Jake Petricka took his fourth blown save, it was Putnam, with Petricka backing him up, who was brought in for the save chance. Putnam responded by inducing three ground ball outs to end the game. Given that Petricka was throwing in the bullpen it's fair to wonder how manager Robin Ventura views the ninth inning currently. Putnam is the less sexy player from a numbers standpoint -- he has just 44 strikeouts in 54 innings of work this season -- but his 2.00 ERA and 1.07 WHIP suggest he's capable of getting the job done if asked. Owners looking for saves should invest in both relievers until some clarity is gained. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:53 pm
  • Rosenthal takes sixth blown save vs. Brewers
    Trevor Rosenthal allowed a run on a hit and two walks Tuesday, suffering the blown save against the Brewers.

    Advice: Rosenthal was erratic from the start, walking Jonathan Lucroy before allowing a double by Aramis Ramirez on a hanging changeup. He wouldn't allow another hit in the inning, sandwiching an intentional walk between three outs, but a sacrifice fly from Matt Clark tied the game and saddled Rosenthal with his sixth blown save of the year. It was mild as far as blown saves go, but it was disappointing after Rosenthal appeared to be in command while earning his 44th save Sunday. Still, he's the guy in the ninth inning for the Cardinals from here out, for better or worse. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:39 pm
  • Rodriguez closes out Cardinals for 42nd save
    Francisco Rodriguez pitched a scoreless 12th inning to earn the save against the Cardinals Tuesday.

    Advice: K-Rod was asked to retire Matt Adams, Jhonny Peralta and Yadier Molina, and he needed just 11 pitches to accomplish the feat. His 42 saves are the most in a season since he saved 62 games in 2008. The 32-year-old owns a 3.14 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 72/17 K/BB ratio over 66 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:31 pm
  • Andrew Chafin to start on Wednesday
    Andrew Chafin will start on Wednesday against the Giants.

    Advice: It had been Randall Delgado's slot, but Delgado has returned to the bullpen. Chafin tossed five scoreless innings in a spot start last month but isn't something worth considering in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:17 pm
  • Shoemaker has 'very mild' oblique strain
    Matt Shoemaker has been diagnosed with a "very mild" left oblique strain.

    Advice: Shoemaker had to exit Monday's outing with the injury. The Angels are calling him day-to-day, with the right-hander saying he's "very optimistic" about being ready for the postseason. Still, he will miss at least one start, with one late-season tune-up before the playoffs probably representing the best-case scenario. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 4:06 pm
  • Matt Shoemaker to undergo MRI on left side
    Matt Shoemaker will undergo an MRI after leaving Monday's start with a "little" discomfort on the left side of his rib cage.

    Advice: Shoemaker allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings against the Mariners before exiting. He said after the game that he's not overly concerned, but naturally the Angels aren't going to take any chances. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 5:27 am
  • Shoemaker allows only 1 run in win vs Seattle
    Matt Shoemaker yielded only five hits and one runs over 7 2/3 innings in an 8-1 victory over the Mariners on Monday.

    Advice: Shoemaker allowed five hits, but he didn't walk anyone. He struck out five. Shoemaker is one of the hottest pitchers in the game right now; he's won seven straight decisions and came into the game with a 1.32 ERA across his last seven outings. Shoemaker improved to 16-4 with a 3.04 ERA. He's going to show up on plenty Rookie of the Year ballots. Shoemaker squares off against the Rangers on Saturday. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 10:10 pm
  • D-Backs call up LHP Chafin from AAA
    Diamondbacks recalled LHP Andrew Chafin from Triple-A Reno.

    Advice: He'll join the big club now that Reno's season has come to an end. Chafin made a spot-start with the D-Backs in August, but figures to pitch in long relief the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:07 pm
  • David Robertson takes loss against O's Sunday
    David Robertson was saddled with his fourth blown save of the season on Sunday, surrendering two runs on three hits in just 1/3 of an inning.

    Advice: The Yankees looked to be on their way to a victory after scoring the go-ahead run in the top half of the ninth inning, but sadly it wasn't to be. It was a tough task for Robertson who was working for the third consecutive game and admitted Saturday to feeling soreness in his shoulder, side and hamstrings. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:33 pm
  • Rosenthal strikes out side to earn 44th save
    Trevor Rosenthal struck out the side in the ninth inning Sunday, earning the save against the Rockies.

    Advice: Rosenthal looked as good as he has all season in the save, hitting triple digits on the radar gun and finishing off Charlie Blackmon with a changeup to end the game. Rosenthal has 44 saves on the year to go with a 3.22 ERA and 85/39 K/BB ratio over 67 innings this year. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 4:21 pm
  • Cishek puts away Phillies to earn 35th save
    Steve Cishek allowed a hit and a walk but escaped unscathed to earn the save in the Marlins' 5-4, come-from-behind victory over the Phillies Sunday.

    Advice: After the Marlins scored four runs in the top of the inning to take the lead, Cishek appeared as though he was going to give it right back after a leadoff walk and a single. But Cishek recovered to strike out Ben Revere, Maikel Franco and Chase Utley to finish the game. The right-hander has 35 saves to go with a 3.38 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 79/21 K/BB ratio over 61 1/3 innings this season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 2:17 pm
  • Michael Wacha throws bullpen session
    Michael Wacha said he "felt great" after a 30-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

    Advice: The Cardinals decided to skip Wacha's turn in the rotation, but they've insisted it's so they can clean up his mechanics rather than it being a setback with the righty's shoulder. Wacha remains hopeful of rejoining the rotation at some point, though it's not clear when that might be. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 9:30 am
  • Blaine Boyer (shoulder) to throw 'pen session
    Blaine Boyer (shoulder) could throw a bullpen session this week.

    Advice: Boyer hasn't pitched since September 4 due to right shoulder fatigue. He's hoping to make it back before the end of the season. Rotoworld.com
    Sunday, 8:06 am
  • Sean Doolittle picks up save in return
    Sean Doolittle threw a scoreless 10th inning for a save against the Mariners in his return from the disabled list Saturday.

    Advice: Doolittle hadn't had a hitter take a swing off him in three weeks, but the A's threw him right back into the closer's role and he turned in an easy nine-pitch inning to finish a 3-2 victory, which evened the crucial series ahead of Sunday's finale. Jon Lester and Chris Young will go in that one. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 10:01 pm
  • Robertson notches 36th save of season
    David Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Orioles for his 36th save of the season.

    Advice: It was his first save since August 29. Robertson worked around a leadoff single and needed just 11 pitches to lock down the victory. The impending free agent is now 36-for-39 in save opportunities and owns a 2.64 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 86/21 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. Rotoworld.com
    Saturday, 3:13 pm
  • Corcino pitches well in first MLB start
    Making his first major league start, Daniel Corcino yielded two runs over six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

    Advice: Corcino was a last-minute replacement for Mat Latos, who was scratched with a bone bruise in his right elbow. The 24-year-old pitched very well in a pinch, giving up just two hits and one walk to go along with four strikeouts. He threw 52 out of 79 pitches for strikes. It's unclear whether he'll get another start, but he made a strong case for himself if Latos needs to miss additional time. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 9:32 pm
  • Alex Wood whiffs nine Rangers in no-decision
    Alex Wood delivered a brilliant performance in a no-decision against the Rangers on Friday, whiffing nine over seven innings of one-run ball.

    Advice: Wood scattered just four hits and walked two on the night. A run scoring on an RBI groundout by Ryan Rua in the sixth inning was the only offense against him on the night. The young southpaw has done a tremendous job for the Braves this season, registering a 2.83 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 156/42 K/BB ratio over 159 frames. He'll take on the Nationals next at home on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:55 pm
  • Carrasco gives up four runs in loss to Tigers
    Carlos Carrasco gave up four runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday.

    Advice: Carrasco fanned five and walked two on the evening. The big blow against him was a two-run homer by J.D. Martinez in the fourth inning. He has been pitching very well since his return to the rotation, and now owns a 2.86 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 109/24 K/BB ratio on the season. He'll look to keep things rolling next week when he takes on the Astros in Houston on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 8:12 pm
  • Cardinals to skip Michael Wacha's next start
    The Cardinals have decided to skip Michael Wacha's next scheduled start on Sunday.

    Advice: It doesn't appear as if Wacha has had a setback physically, but rather the Cards want him to work on his command before he toes the rubber again. "Asking a lot for a guy to get sharp in September," manager Mike Matheny said. The right-hander could still get in three starts before the end of the regular season as he tries to fine-tune for the playoffs. Marco Gonzales will start on Sunday versus the Rockies. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 2:52 pm
  • Sean Doolittle activated from disabled list
    Athletics activated LHP Sean Doolittle from the 15-day disabled list.

    Advice: Doolittle has missed the last three weeks with with an intercostal strain, but he's thrown off a mound a couple times this week with no issues and is ready to go. The left-hander should immediately resume his role as Oakland's closer. Rotoworld.com
    Friday, 10:37 am
  • Francisco earns 41st save in win vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez worked a 1-2-3 ninth inning, earning his 41st save of the season as the Brewers emerged victorious over the Marlins on Thursday.

    Advice: Rodriguez has struggled recently, but he had no problems cutting through the bottom of the Marlins' order on Thursday, fanning pinch-hitter John Baker to end the contest. K-Rod is 41-for-46 in save opportunities with a 3.23 ERA and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 64 innings this season. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:14 pm
  • Rasmus makes another spot start for Halos
    Cory Rasmus made another spot start for the Angels and took a no-decision, allowing one run over 3 1/3 innings against the Rangers on Thursday.

    Advice: Rasmus has been used exclusively as a reliever since A-ball, so he doesn't have the endurance of a typical spot starter. As such, he's lasted a total of eight innings in three starts for the Angels since August 30. Against the Rangers, he yielded only two hits while striking out three and issuing zero walks. He'll bring a 2.80 ERA and a 47/15 K/BB ratio into Tuesday's home start against the Mariners. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 8:43 pm
    Player Note
    Cory Rasmus LAA - SP,RP
  • Doolittle (intercostal) expected back Friday
    A's manager Bob Melvin said he "fully expects" Sean Doolittle (intercostal) to return Friday.

    Advice: Doolittle threw 20 pitches with hitters standing in the box on Wednesday and woke up Thursday with no abnormal discomfort. The left-hander has been out since August 24 with a strained intercostal muscle but should jump right back into his ninth-inning role. Eric O'Flaherty can be dropped in fantasy leagues. Rotoworld.com
    Thursday, 9:40 am
  • Matt Shoemaker notches 15th victory
    Matt Shoemaker rebounded from last Friday's poor showing to hold the Rangers to one run in 6 2/3 innings in Wednesday's victory.

    Advice: After getting a couple of first-inning runs, Shoemaker had it easy in this one against the depleted Rangers offense. He allowed seven hits, but all were singles and he didn't walk anyone. He struck out two. Shoemaker improved to 15-4 with a 3.16 ERA. He's not going to win Rookie of the Year, but he'll place second or third on a bunch of ballots. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Francisco Rodriguez notches 40th save
    Francisco Rodriguez bounced back from Tuesday's meltdown to pitch a scoreless ninth and pick up his 40th save on Wednesday.

    Advice: Rodriguez becomes just the third pitcher ever with five 40-save seasons. Of course, the other two, Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera, both have nine apiece. Still, it's a pretty impressive feat, and at age 32, K-Rod might have one or two more such campaigns left in him. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 8:40 pm
  • Doolittle (intercostal) throws again Wed.
    Sean Doolittle (intercostal) threw 20 pitches with hitters standing in Wednesday.

    Advice: It's another, albeit not major, step for Doolittle, who threw the same number of pitches without hitters standing in the box on Monday. The left-hander said the session went well. With little left to prove, he should be days away from activation at this point. Rotoworld.com
    Wednesday, 3:12 pm
  • K-Rod implodes, takes fifth loss vs. Marlins
    Francisco Rodriguez suffered a major meltdown Tuesday, serving up two home runs and allowing three runs in a loss to the Marlins.

    Advice: K-Rod was tasked with keeping it a tie game in the ninth inning, and he got two outs before walking Giancarlo Stanton. Casey McGehee followed with a two-run home run, and the next batter, Marcell Ozuna, went yard as well. Rodriguez has now surrendered 14 home runs in 62 innings this year, the most homers he's allowed in a single season. He's also allowed runs in four of his last six outings. The Brewers are fading fast in the National League playoff race, and with K-Rod being a free agent after the season it's worth monitoring how manager Ron Roenicke handles the ninth inning over the final three weeks. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 9:44 pm
  • Michael Wacha not sharp in loss against Reds
    Michael Wacha struggled in his second start coming off the disabled list, giving up six runs -- five earned -- over four innings in a loss to the Reds.

    Advice: Wacha didn't have much working on this night, giving up six hits -- including four extra-base hits -- and walking three. He was on a pitch count, so the four innings of work weren't unexpected. It will still be a few starts before Wacha has his arm strength back, and until then it's tough to expect to get much from him for fantasy purposes. He'll next take the mound against the Rockies on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
    Tuesday, 7:50 pm
  • Blaine Boyer nursing fatigued shoulder
    Blaine Boyer hasn't pitched since Thursday's due to right shoulder fatigue.

    Advice: He hasn't thrown a ball since then, but Boyer thinks he'll be back soon. "I think we all came to the conclusion that it's just fatigue, fatigue in the back part of my shoulder," Boyer said. "The strength is still there, everything else is fine. It's just a matter of fatigue, as simple as that. The rest has helped. We're doing a lot of treatment." Boyer has been a nice surprise for the Padres this season, posting a 3.05 ERA and 29/8 K/BB ratio over 38 1/3 relief innings. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 7:55 pm
  • Sean Doolittle (intercostal) throws off mound
    Sean Doolittle (intercostal) threw 20 pitches of the mound Monday.

    Advice: Doolittle felt really good and was mostly annoyed that his mechanics felt off. The next step calls for him to throw to live hitters, which could be enough for him to be activated from the disabled list. It looks like a return this week is possible. Rotoworld.com
    Monday, 2:29 pm
  • Cory Rasmus to make another start Thursday
    Cory Rasmus will make another start for the Angels on Thursday night against the Rangers.

    Advice: Rasmus was excellent in his first spot start last Saturday, striking out six batters over three scoreless innings against the A's. But he struggled in a similar role this weekend against the Twins and will be a poor fantasy bet versus the Rangers. The Angels are essentially using Rasmus as their fifth starter. Rotoworld.com
    Sep 8, 7:58 am
    Player Note
    Cory Rasmus LAA - SP,RP
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