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  • Cashner (shoulder) throws bullpen Wednesday
    Andrew Cashner (shoulder) threw another successful bullpen session on Wednesday.

    Advice: Of note, Cashner was able to throw sliders without discomfort, something that couldn't be said earlier this season. A rehab stint is on the horizon, possibly as early as next week. If all goes well, Cashner should be back with the Padres by the middle of August.
    Today, 4:57 pm
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  • Lincecum hit hard in no-decision Wednesday
    Tim Lincecum allowed five runs on five hits -- including two home runs -- over 3 1/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the Pirates.

    Advice: Lincecum has gotten rocked his last two times out, but the home runs are especially concerning -- before Wednesday, Lincecum had allowed just two home runs over his previous nine starts. They accounted for four of the Pirates' five runs against him, and he also walked three in the abbreviated start. He was spared the loss in the outing, so he'll remain 9-7 with a 4.21 ERA heading into Tuesday's start at the Brewers.
    Today, 4:12 pm
  • Pelfrey (elbow) begins throwing program Wed.
    Mike Pelfrey (elbow) began a throwing program on Wednesday.

    Advice: Pelfrey has been out since May 2, first with a groin strain and then nerve irritation in his elbow. He's got a long way back, but it's a step in the right direction. Pelfrey could be back with the Twins for a September cameo if things progress well.
    Today, 3:54 pm
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  • Royals, Pirates, Marlins in on RHP Kennedy
    A source tells FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal that the Royals, Pirates, Marlins "and others" are in on Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: Rosenthal also notes the right-hander isn't a certainty to be dealt at the deadline. The Padres would have incentive to hold onto him, as Kennedy still has another year of arbitration before becoming a free agent. Still, he's having a great year and the Padres would likely be better dealing him for players who will be peaking closer to when they're ready to contend. Stay tuned.
    Today, 3:28 pm
  • Red Sox recall Brandon Workman from AAA
    Red Sox recalled RHP Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.

    Advice: Workman is starting Wednesday in place of Jon Lester, who was scratched from the outing amid rampant trade speculation. Workman owns a 4.13 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 41/19 K/BB ratio in 52 1/3 innings this season, but he's not a very good fantasy play versus Toronto.
    Today, 2:55 pm
  • Cubs get Felix Doubront from Sox for PTBNL
    Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront from the Cubs for a player to be named later or cash considerations.

    Advice: Doubront posted a rough 6.07 ERA and 1.60 WHIP in 59 1/3 innings this season for Boston and asked for a trade request when the Red Sox pulled him from the rotation. He has good raw stuff and should get a chance to start in Chicago, but the lefty remains a poor fantasy bet.
    Today, 2:48 pm
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) to return Saturday
    C.J. Wilson (ankle, hip) threw a successful bullpen session on Wednesday afternoon.

    Advice: Wilson, who's been out since early July with a sprained ankle and hip tightness, is expected to rejoin the Angels' starting rotation on Saturday in Tampa Bay. The 33-year-old left-hander owns an underwhelming 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 107/48 K/BB ratio in 116 1/3 innings this season. He's capable of much better down the stretch.
    Today, 2:20 pm
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  • Hammel shelled for eight runs by Astros
    Jason Hammel was hammered for eight earned runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Astros.

    Advice: Hammel now has a 9.53 ERA and 2.12 WHIP in four starts with Oakland. The A's are known to be in the market for another starting pitcher with the July 31 trade deadline on the horizon, so the right-hander could soon be out of a rotation spot. If not, he'll get the Rays next.
    Today, 2:04 pm
  • O's Harvey (elbow) shut down for rest of 2014
    Hunter Harvey has been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season with a right elbow strain.

    Advice: Harvey doesn't need surgery and the Orioles are just being overly careful with their first-round pick from 2013. The 19-year-old right-hander owns a 2.87 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 139/39 K/BB ratio through his first 113 innings as a pro. He should begin the 2015 season in High-A ball.
    Today, 2:00 pm
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  • Roark dominates as Nationals defeat Marlins
    Tanner Roark delivered seven innings of one-run ball Wednesday in the Nationals' 4-3 defeat of the Marlins.

    Advice: It was another terrific outing from the 27-year-old right-hander, who is now 11-6 on the season with a 2.74 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. Roark allowed only three Miami hits and two walks while striking out seven. Drew Storen nearly blew it in the ninth inning -- yielding two runs on a walk and three hits -- but he managed to close it out for his first save of the season. Roark will face the Orioles at home next.
    Today, 1:03 pm
  • David Price solid but takes loss vs. Brews
    Making what could be his final start for the Rays, David Price was charged with four runs -- three earned -- over seven frames in a loss to the Brewers.

    Advice: Price had a 1-2-3 first inning but surrendered a bases-loaded, two-RBI single to Martin Maldonado in the second and as it turned out that's all the runs Milwaukee needed. The left-hander permitted six hits and two walks while striking out six. Assuming he's not traded before then, Price will take a 3.11 ERA into next week's start in Oakland.
    Today, 12:54 pm
  • Jon Lester-to-Orioles deal not done yet
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that a trade sending Jon Lester to the Orioles is "not close."

    Advice: Rosenthal didn't rule out something getting done, but it appears the two sides aren't as close to crossing the finish line as previously reported.'s Peter Gammons adds that the Red Sox still have "plenty" of alternatives if they're not able to work something out with the O's.
    Today, 12:27 pm
  • Orioles close to dealing for Jon Lester's Brittany Ghiroli reports that the Orioles are close to acquiring Jon Lester from the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Boston Globe's Pete Abraham is also hearing the deal is close and says the Red Sox will receive a pitcher in return. He mentions Miguel Gonzalez, but he would figure to be a secondary part of the deal. It appears that Lester will get to stay in the AL East and has said in the past that he would still consider re-signing with the Red Sox.
    Today, 12:16 pm
  • Cubs acquire Felix Doubront from Red Sox
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cubs have an agreement in place to acquire Felix Doubront from the Red Sox for a player to be named later.

    Advice: Doubront has fallen out of favor in Boston, but he should get his wish to start again with the Cubs. The lefty holds a career 4.82 ERA, but he's just 26 and has a career 8.1 K/9 rate, so it's probably worth a shot for Chicago to see if he can right the ship in the National League.
    Today, 12:14 pm
  • Cardinals make Justin Masterson deal official
    Cardinals acquired RHP Justin Masterson from the Indians in exchange for OF James Ramsey.

    Advice: Masterson has struggled in his walk season, posting a 5.51 ERA over 19 starts. However, he's dealt with a knee issue and the Cards are hopeful that he'll pick things up if that injury is behind him. He should also certainly benefit from a move to the National League. Masterson will make his Cardinals' debut on Saturday against the Brewers.
    Today, 11:55 am
  • Cardinals could still pursue Jon Lester
    FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Cardinals could still go after Jon Lester even after the acquisition of Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Morosi says that they would have to be willing to give up Shelby Miller to do it. It's certainly possible that the Red Sox have floated this information to Morosi in order to drive up Lester's price with other teams. On the other hand, St. Louis didn't have to surrender any of their top prospects to get Masterson, so we can't rule anything out.
    Today, 11:51 am
  • Dodgers out on Lester, Price, Hamels's Peter Gammons reports that the Dodgers are no longer pursuing Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels.

    Advice: The Dodgers are refusing to give up Joc Pederson, Corey Seager or Julio Urias in any deal, which makes acquiring one of the aforementioned aces an impossibility. Gammons said they're now focused on adding a back-end starter and bullpen help. With the Cardinals also out of the picture, it appears the Lester market might be down to the Pirates and A's.
    Today, 11:33 am
  • Cardinals to acquire Masterson from Indians's Peter Gammons reports that the Cardinals are set to acquire Justin Masterson from the Indians.

    Advice: The New York Post's Joel Sherman says the Cardinals will send James Ramsey to the Indians in the deal. Masterson has struggled in his walk season, posting a posting a 5.51 ERA over 19 starts. He's battled a knee injury, though, and the Cards are obviously hoping he's healthy and can improve in a move to the National League. Masterson should make his Cardinals' debut on Saturday against the Brewers. St. Louis presumably is out of picture for Jon Lester and David Price now.
    Today, 11:07 am
  • D'Backs ink Clayton Richard to minors deal
    Diamondbacks signed LHP Clayton Richard to a minor league contract.

    Advice: He'll make a start for the Arizona League Diamondbacks this weekend. Richard underwent AC joint surgery last summer and thoracic outlet surgery over the offseason but is finally ready for game action again after a long rehab. He could possibly come up with the D'Backs in September if he looks good in the minors.
    Today, 10:54 am
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  • Stephenson issues seven walks
    Reds prospect RHP Robert Stephenson allowed four runs (three earned) on three hits and seven walks while striking out six on Tuesday for Double-A Pensacola.

    Advice: The 21-year-old has scuffled in back-to-back starts, with a combined 8.00 ERA and 11 walks over his last nine innings. His seven walks matched a season high, both of which have come since the beginning of June. The good news is that, despite his overall struggles, Stephenson has maintained a healthy strikeout rate (9.0 K/9) while holding opposing hitters to a paltry .213 batting average. He won't reach the major leagues this season, but the right-hander should be ready to debut at some point in 2015.
    Today, 10:39 am
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  • Johnson strikes out eight, again
    Cubs prospect RHP Pierce Johnson allowed two runs on five hits in six innings Tuesday for Double-A Tennessee, striking out eight batters.

    Advice: Though he also walked three batters in the outing, Johnson has now struck out eight in back-to-back starts. The 22-year-old has been rolling since coming off the disabled list earlier this month, as he's registered a 1.87 ERA and 35-16 strikeout-to-walk ratio over his last six starts. However, even though the right-hander's 2.90 ERA and 65 strikeouts in 71 1/3 innings looks good on paper, it's hard to overlook the fact he's also walked 43 batters during that span. Johnson has the potential to be a solid back-end starter in the major leagues, but he'll need to improve both his control and command before getting a crack at the highest level.
    Today, 10:21 am
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  • Yankees' interest in Kennedy is 'medium'
    Chad Jennings of the LoHud Yankees Blog was told that the Yankees' interest in Ian Kennedy was "medium."

    Advice: Chris Cotillo of reported last week that the Yankees were "not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Kennedy. There's also been a feeling that the Padres might prefer to hang on to Kennedy, who is under team control next season. Kennedy is currently out with an oblique injury but is expected to rejoin the rotation on Saturday.
    Today, 9:59 am
  • Marlins 'not completely' out on Jon Lester
    Juan C. Rodriguez of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that the Marlins are "not completely" out of the Jon Lester sweepstakes.

    Advice: Rodriguez says the Marlins will not trade Andrew Heaney for Lester, but it sounds like they might be willing to consider just about anyone else in their system. For what it's worth, president of baseball operations Michael Hill said the club is "not going to be short-sighted" in any deals.
    Today, 9:37 am
  • C.J. Wilson has dealt with hip issue
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) revealed Tuesday that he believes his recent struggles have been due to tightness in his left hip.

    Advice: Wilson has been out since early July with a sprained ankle, but it's the hip the lefty says was giving him issues well before that. "It had the affect of dragging the ball back over the middle of the plate, which is bad," Wilson deadpanned. "That's where they hit the ball." Wilson has been doing exercises to loosen the hip and says it's "better, way better." He's expected to rejoin the Angels' rotation this weekend.
    Today, 7:58 am
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  • Rockies will keep lefty Brett Anderson
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rockies plan to either pick up Brett Anderson's $12 million option for 2015 or sign him to a long-term deal.

    Advice: Anderson has been terrific in his last two starts, which has piqued the interest of the Yankees, according to ESPN's Buster Olney. However, Rosenthal says Colorado wants to keep the lefty around rather than field trade offers for him. Anderson has been limited to just six starts this year due to a fractured left index finger, but he's put up a 3.24 ERA in those outings.
    Today, 6:52 am
  • Two 'elite' prospects needed to get Lester
    Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox have told teams that it will require "at least two elite-level prospects" to acquire Jon Lester.

    Advice: It's a hefty price to pay for a two-month rental, but you can't blame the Red Sox for asking for that haul, especially when it looks like David Price might not be dealt. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has listed the Dodgers and the Cardinals as the favorites for Lester, and Lauber has been told by industry insiders that the Dodgers are the "front-runner." The Pirates and A's are lurking in the background.
    Today, 6:22 am
  • Dodgers, Cardinals lead way for Lester, Price
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers and Cardinals "appear to be the teams most aggressively competing" for Jon Lester and David Price.

    Advice: Lester is virtually certain to get moved after being scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start, while Price's status is more up the air with the Rays back in the playoff hunt. Heyman writes that the Pirates "are still involved to some degree on the Lester front, but they are reluctant to surrender top prospects for a rental, seeming to place them third in the derby at the moment." The A's have also been mentioned as a potential suitor for Lester, but it appears that they may have fallen back from the pack, as well. It could be an interesting battle between the Dodgers and Cardinals for Lester and perhaps Price, as they both have the prospects to deal and the room to add payroll.
    Today, 5:58 am
  • Harang allows 4 ER in no-decision vs. LAD
    Aaron Harang was trampled for four runs on nine hits over six innings in a no-decision against the Dodgers in Tuesday's start.

    Advice: Harang whiffed three and issued one free pass. The veteran right-hander entered this game 4-0 with a 2.20 ERA in his last six outings, but couldn't sustain the success, which is always the fear with a slop thrower. Harang, 9-6 with a 3.43 ERA, has a nice matchup next time out, as he's scheduled to visit Petco Park and the Padres on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 11:00 pm
  • Lynn slapped with loss against the Padres
    Lance Lynn yielded two runs -- one earned -- over six innings in a 3-1 loss to the Padres on Tuesday.

    Advice: Lynn struck out six, walked three and surrendered four hits. The right-hander came into the game with a 1.75 ERA in July. Outside of a seven-run implosion against the Dodgers on June 28, Lynn hasn't given up more than two runs in a start since June 6. Now 11-8 with a 2.98 ERA, Lynn looks to keep up the good vibes when he welcomes the Brewers to St. Louis on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 10:36 pm
  • Liriano whiffs season-high 11, beat Giants
    Francisco Liriano struck out 11 Giants, yielding one run over seven innings to earn his third victory on Tuesday.

    Advice: In addition to his season-high punch out total, Liriano issued only one free pass and scattered four hits. The only one that really counted was Mike Morse's solo homer in the third, but Pittsburgh fortunately already held a 3-0 lead. Liriano was dominant from there on out, and Tony Watson and Mark Melancon pitched in an inning of shutout relief work apiece. The left-handed Liriano entered the game 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA in three starts since returning from the disabled list (oblique strain). Many owners jumped ship when he hit the shelf with a 1-6 record and 4.60 ERA last month. That just means there's room on board for the rest of us, who should make sure the former Twin is owned across formats. Liriano travels to Arizona on Sunday.
    Yesterday, 10:08 pm
  • A's, Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates in on Lester
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Athletics are also "in the mix" for Jon Lester.

    Advice: It would certainly be a stunner if they were able to land Lester after picking up Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel earlier this month. Rosenthal has also reported that the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates are in negotiations with the Red Sox regarding Lester. Gordon Edes of also hears that the Blue Jays and Orioles are in on Lester, though's Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are saying those two teams are out of it. Lester has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start and is expected to be dealt soon.
    Yesterday, 9:35 pm
  • Cardinals, Dodgers, Pirates in on Lester
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Cardinals, Dodgers and Pirates are all "in the mix" for Jon Lester.

    Advice: Lester has been scratched from Wednesday's scheduled start and is expected to be dealt soon, so it sounds like it will come down to which of the three clubs Rosenthal mentions makes the best offer. It was reported previously that Josh Bell was at the center of the Red Sox' talks with the Pirates. It's not clear at this point what the Cardinals and Dodgers are offering. Lester seems likely to change addresses on Wednesday.
    Yesterday, 8:53 pm
  • Jon Lester expected to be traded soon's Rob Bradford and Alex Speier were told by a rival general manager that a Jon Lester trade is likely to be completed late Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

    Advice: The Red Sox have already scratched Lester from his scheduled start Wednesday, suggesting a deal is imminent. However, one is not in place yet, as Bradford and Speier say Boston is still talking to multiple teams. The Brewers, Blue Jays and Orioles, three teams that have been connected to Lester, have been ruled out as potential landing spots. The Pirates, Mariners, Cardinals, Dodgers and Marlins are among the clubs that have been linked to Lester.
    Yesterday, 7:41 pm
  • Brandon Workman to start Wednesday
    Brandon Workman will be recalled to start on Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

    Advice: He's taking the spot of Jon Lester, who has been scratched amid trade rumors. If Lester is indeed dealt, Workman should stick in the rotation for the remainder of the season. The right-hander holds a 4.13 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 41/19 K/BB ratio over 52 1/3 innings this season.
    Yesterday, 7:29 pm
  • Rays 'talking and willing' on Price trade
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman was told by a Rays source that the team is "talking and willing" on the David Price trade front.

    Advice: "[We'll] see if any teams have the desire," the source added. Heyman was told by rival executives that they believe general manager Andrew Friedman "has the guts to deal Price when the team has rallied from nowhere to the cusp of the AL pennant race. A few even suggest that he may prefer to pull the trigger." USA Today's Bob Nightengale has indicated that the Cardinals could have an offer on the table of Oscar Taveras, Shelby Miller and their competitive balance pick in exchange for Price. It appears, however, that the Rays may want even more. FOX Sports' Jon Morosi says that Price is expected to start for the Rays Wednesday afternoon "barring a dramatic turn" in trade talks.
    Yesterday, 5:02 pm
  • Rays would need big offer to move Price
    CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the asking price for Rays left-hander David Price is going up.

    Advice: As a result, it's very likely that the Rays -- who have also won 10 out of 11 to move back into playoff contention -- will keep Price rather than move him before Thursday. "I believe so," said one person familiar with the team's thinking. "Simply put, it will take more than it would have a few weeks back." Heyman was told by rival GM that Price will either be "sold at 200 percent markup or not moved."
    Yesterday, 6:02 am
  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) pitches in rehab game
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a minor league rehab start with Double-A Arkansas.

    Advice: Wilson threw 81 pitches and gave up four hits and two walks while striking out seven batters. The southpaw has been sidelined all month with a right ankle sprain, but he should be cleared to rejoin the Angels' rotation this weekend.
    Yesterday, 5:50 am
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  • Felix Doubront lit up in relief
    Mopping up after Clay Buchholz was pulled, Felix Doubront gave up six runs while getting just two outs in the sixth inning Monday against the Red Sox.

    Advice: The Red Sox brought Doubront in with the idea that he'd pitch at least a couple of innings and maybe even finish the game. Instead, he gave up six hits and two walks to the 10 batters he faced, throwing 36 pitches in the inning. It's possible that it was his last outing with Boston, as he'd like a trade if he's not going to be a starter, but it's quite a bit more likely that he sticks around and gets another chance to start later this year.
    Monday, 8:06 pm
  • Indians 'very willing to move' SP Masterson
    Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Indians are "very willing to move" Justin Masterson.

    Advice: Passan says the Indians want "young, controllable starting pitching" in return, which is going to be a tough find. Masterson can become a free agent after the season and owns a rough 5.51 ERA and 1.63 ERA in 98 innings this year. The big right-hander is also on the disabled list currently with a right knee injury, though he's due back Friday night.
    Monday, 10:48 am
  • Kennedy (oblique) expected to return on Sat.
    Ian Kennedy (oblique) is expected to return to the Padres' rotation on Saturday versus the Braves.

    Advice: Kennedy was scratched from his scheduled turn Monday due to soreness in his left oblique, but it's not a major concern. He is expected to throw a side session on Wednesday. Jason Lane will start in his place for the Padres on Monday afternoon at Turner Field in Atlanta.
    Monday, 8:08 am
  • Cashner (shoulder) throws a bullpen session
    Andrew Cashner (shoulder) threw a 31-pitch bullpen session on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field.

    Advice: "I kinda surprised myself with my command," Cashner said after the workout. "It was coming out good." He threw only fastballs and changeups, and is still a long way from returning to the Padres' starting rotation. But it was a significant step in the right direction. The right-hander has been out since late June with a shoulder injury.
    Monday, 6:43 am
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  • Ian Kennedy (oblique) to miss start Monday
    Ian Kennedy will not make his scheduled start on Monday versus the Braves due to left oblique soreness.

    Advice: Kennedy is not expected to require a disabled list stint, but he'll have one turn skipped. It's poor timing, of course, given that the Padres are considering trading the right-hander before the deadline. Jason Lane will start in Kennedy's place.
    Sunday, 11:55 am
  • Doubront wants trade if not starting
    Felix Doubront said Sunday that he'd rather be traded if he's not going to start for the Red Sox.

    Advice: "If something happens, it's going to happen because it's going to be the best for me," he said. "I just want to be a starter and stay there. If I stay (with the Red Sox), they have to know I have to be a starter. If I go, the other team is going to give me this chance to be a starter." Doubront has little to complain about here, as he holds a 5.22 ERA this season and a pedestrian 4.70 mark during his career. Manager John Farrell indicated that the lefty isn't going to be starting again for the Sox anytime soon. "There's a clear role for him in the bullpen and sometimes performance guides where you're slotted," the skipper said.
    Sunday, 10:52 am
  • Cashner set to throw bullpen session on Sun.
    Andrew Cashner (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Sunday.

    Advice: Cashner has been out since June 23 because of a right shoulder injury. Although he now seems to progressing in the right direction, he'll most likely miss the majority of August. Sunday's bullpen session will be his first since he landed on the disabled list.
    Saturday, 8:35 pm
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  • C.J. Wilson (ankle) to make rehab start Mon.
    C.J. Wilson (ankle) will make a rehab start Monday with Double-A Arkansas.

    Advice: Wilson has been out retroactive to July 1 with a right ankle sprain. He should be cleared to rejoin the Angels rotation after his one minor league rehab outing.
    Saturday, 2:55 pm
    Disabled List
  • Justin Masterson is to be activated Friday
    Justin Masterson is scheduled to be activated Friday against the Rangers.

    Advice: Masterson has been out with a right knee injury since July 8. He had struggled prior to this injury, holding a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts this season.
    Saturday, 2:22 pm
  • Tim Lincecum gives up six runs to Dodgers
    Tim Lincecum was pounded for six runs in 4 1/3 innings by the Dodgers on Friday.

    Advice: Well, he's not facing the Padres any longer. Lincecum struck out six and walked none tonight, which could have boded well, but he gave up nine hits, three of them triples. Don't buy into the hot streak: Lincecum still isn't an every-week start in mixed leagues.
    Friday, 10:55 pm
  • Anderson notches first win of season
    Brett Anderson tossed 6 1/3 scoreless innings against the Pirates on Friday for his first win of the season, but he was forced to exit due to an apparent blister on his throwing hand.

    Advice: Anderson didn't give up his first hit until the fifth inning and ended up allowing just two in all. It was a bit of an odd outing, as he struck out just one batter and walked four, but it was good enough to put him in line for the win. Anderson was at 102 pitches when he left the ballgame, so he likely didn't have much left, anyway. After all the injuries he has dealt with in recent seasons, fortunately this one seems minor.
    Friday, 9:58 pm
  • Hammel takes third straight loss for A's
    Jason Hammel gave up four runs (three earned) over 5 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

    Advice: Hammel gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. He has lost each of his first three starts with the A's and owns a 7.10 ERA and 8/7 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings. The returns haven't been good so far, but he'll attempt to turn things around next week against the Astros.
    Friday, 8:39 pm
  • Price Ks 10 over eight IP in win over Red Sox
    David Price struck out 10 batters and yielded three runs over eight innings Friday in a win over the Red Sox.

    Advice: Price was on the losing side of things before the Rays rallied for four runs in the seventh inning. The red-hot Rays have now won eight straight games, so a Price trade is looking more unlikely by the moment. The southpaw has now gone at least eight innings in eight out of his last nine starts. His ERA went up a tick from 3.06 to 3.08 in the win, but he continues to be money for fantasy owners.
    Friday, 7:57 pm
  • Roark goes seven innings in win over Reds
    Tanner Roark spun seven innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Reds on Friday.

    Advice: Roark gave up just three hits and one walk while striking out six batters. The only run scored on an infield single from Ryan Ludwick in the fourth inning. The 27-year-old has allowed just two runs in 14 innings over his first two starts to begin the season half and leads the Nationals with 10 wins and a 2.82 ERA. Who saw that coming in April? He'll face the Marlins next week.
    Friday, 7:34 pm
  • Masterson surrenders five runs in rehab start
    Justin Masterson struggled during his second rehab start with Triple-A Columbus on Friday, allowing five runs on four hits over his 6 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander struggled mightily with his command, issuing six walks and throwing just 62 of his 108 pitches for strikes. This outing certainly won't help his trade value, and it's likely he'll need at least one more tune-up before rejoining the Indians rotation.
    Friday, 6:31 pm
  • Yanks 'not being aggressive' for Kennedy
    Chris Cotillo of reports that the Yankees "are not being aggressive" in their pursuit of Ian Kennedy.

    Advice: It essentially backs up what CBS Sports' Jon Heyman said, as Heyman noted Thursday night that while the Yanks like Kennedy, they're not prepared to give up both third base prospect Eric Jagielo and pitching prospect Ian Clarkin for him. That was the proposed package that ESPN's Jim Bowden reported, but it would be a steep price given that they were the Yankees' two first-round picks last season. San Diego is listening on Kennedy, but he's under control next season so they don't feel obligated to move him now.
    Friday, 6:35 am