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  • White Sox acquire Mark Lowe from Mariners
    White Sox acquired RHPs Mark Lowe and Jean Machi from the Mariners for cash considerations.

    Advice: Lowe was a disaster for the Tigers in 2016 and hasn't been any better in the minor leagues this season where he owns a 6.23 ERA and 1.77 WHIP across 39 frames at Triple-A Tacoma. He'll add organizational bullpen depth for the White Sox. 34 minutes ago
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  • White Sox acquire Jean Machi from Mariners
    White Sox acquired RHPs Jean Machi and Mark Lowe from the Mariners for cash considerations.

    Advice: The 35-year-old hurler appeared in five games for the Mariners this season, compiling a 1.17 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 4/4 K/BB ratio. He'll add bullpen depth at the minor league level for now, but should get a shot with the White Sox in relatively short order. 35 minutes ago
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  • Bailey gives up two runs in loss
    Homer Bailey yielded two runs over six innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.

    Advice: Bailey held the Marlins off the board after giving up two runs in the first inning. He fanned three and walked a pair in the loss. It was a step in the right direction after Bailey was hammered for eight runs in four innings last time out against the Nationals. The oft-injured 31-year-old has an 8.56 ERA through six starts and will need to show more consistency before being deployed in most fantasy leagues. 37 minutes ago
    L, 3-1 vs Mia
  • Urena gives up one run in win over Reds
    Jose Urena held the Reds to just one run over six-plus frames as part of a 3-1 victory on Friday.

    Advice: The lone run scored on a sacrifice fly. Urena went back out for the seventh inning, but he was pulled after the first two batters reached base. He fanned four and walked a pair in the victory and now sits at 8-4 with a 3.78 ERA and 65/35 K/BB ratio over 95 1/3 innings this season. He gets the Rangers next on the road. 37 minutes ago
    W, 3-1 @Cin
  • Ramos converts 18th save of season
    A.J. Ramos tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Reds on Friday for his 18th save of the season.

    Advice: Ramos induced three ground outs on 20 pitches in the frame. The 30-year-old recently hit a bit of a rough patch, but he has turned in back-to-back scoreless appearances. The Marlins already traded set-up man David Phelps this week and Ramos could be the next one out the door. 38 minutes ago
  • Justin Wilson rebounds with scoreless ninth
    Justin Wilson rebounded from a blown save his last time out, working a scoreless ninth inning against the Twins on Friday to earn his 11th save of the season.

    Advice: Wilson did walk a batter, but was able to escape with his two-run lead intact. he has been lights-out this season, compiling a 2.68 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 51/15 K/BB ratio in 37 innings of work. He's extremely likely to be on the move prior to next week's trade deadline, so every clean outing does nothing but increase his overall trade value. Today, 8:57 pm
  • Anibal Sanchez fans five to earn second win
    Anibal Sanchez picked up his second victory of the season on Friday, limiting the Mariners to three runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander walked three and struck out five on the night. All of the scoring against him came during a three-run rally in the fourth inning, but Sanchez was in complete command otherwise. He still owns an inflated 5.95 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season, but has been a completely different pitcher since returning from Triple-A. He'll look to extend his winning streak when he takes on the Royals on Wednesday. Today, 8:52 pm
  • Blevins notches five-out save vs. A's
    Jerry Blevins notched a five-out save Friday against the Athletics.

    Advice: This was after Mets manager Terry Collins went to Addison Reed with two on and one out in the eighth inning. Reed walked Rajai Davis and gave up an RBI single to Marcus Semien before Collins opted for Blevins against the lefty-swinging Yonder Alonso. Blevins retired Alonso on a foul out before striking out Khris Davis to escape the frame. He then bounced right back with a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his first save of the season. Assuming the Mets trade Reed in the coming days, Blevins could be part of a closer committee in August. Of course, Blevins could also be of interest to contenders. Today, 8:28 pm
  • Matz gives up three runs in no-decision
    Steven Matz surrendered three runs over five innings in a no-decision against the Athletics on Friday.

    Advice: Matz was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the fifth inning, much to his dismay. The southpaw limited the A’s to one run through the first four innings before giving up two runs in his final frame. He gave up nine hits in all while striking out five and walking none. At the very least, it was an improvement from his last two outings. He’ll bring a 4.67 ERA into a start against the Rockies in Coors Field next week. Today, 8:20 pm
    W, 7-5 vs Oak
  • Estrada gives up five runs in loss to Indians
    Marco Estrada struggled in a losing effort against the Indians on Friday, surrendering five runs on six hits over 4 2/3 innings of work.

    Advice: The right-hander walked three and punched out three on the evening. Most of the damage against him was inflicted by Edwin Encarnacion who hit a solo homer in the second inning and a two-run double during a four-run uprising in the fifth. Estrada has been terrible over the last six weeks, watching his ERA fall from 3.12 at the start of June to 5.52 after Friday's start. He'll try to turn things around on Wednesday against the Athletics. Today, 7:46 pm
  • Nola gives up one run, Ks 9 in win over MIL
    Aaron Nola held the Brewers to just one run over eight innings as part of a 6-1 victory on Friday.

    Advice: Nola gave up a solo homer to Brett Phillips in the second inning, but otherwise he held the Brewers off the board. He tied a career-high with nine strikeouts and walked a pair in the victory. Nola now owns a 1.70 ERA over his last six starts, once again showing that he’s capable of being a frontline starter when healthy. Today, 7:38 pm
    W, 6-1 vs Mil
  • Garza gives up two runs in loss
    Matt Garza yielded two runs in five innings of work in Friday’s loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Garza held the Phillies scoreless after giving up a two-run homer to Freddy Galvis in the first inning, but it was enough to put him on the losing side. He fanned four and walked three on the evening. The veteran right-hander has been surprisingly effective this season, posting a 3.83 ERA and 56/25 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings across 15 starts. He has allowed two earned runs or fewer in four straight starts. Today, 7:37 pm
  • Ken Giles earns one-out save against Orioles
    Ken Giles earned his 21st save of the season, recording the final out of Friday's victory over the Orioles.

    Advice: It didn't look as though the Astros' closer would be needed, as they entered the ninth inning with a six-run advantage, but he was summoned after Jonathan Schoop's three-run homer trimmed that lead to one. Giles wasted no time, whiffing Chris Davis to put the game on ice. He boasts a 3.28 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 41/14 K/BB ratio in 35 2/3 innings on the year. Today, 7:20 pm
  • Deja Vu: Ubaldo Jimenez gets crushed again
    Ubaldo Jimenez delivered yet another miserable outing in Friday's loss to the Astros, surrendering six runs on 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander walked one and struck out five on the night. Again he struggled to keep the ball in the yard, with Yuli Gurriel and Brian McCann each taking him deep in this one. He sports an unfathomable 7.19 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season now and still could get another shot to take on the Rays in Tampa Bay on Wednesday. Today, 7:11 pm
    L, 8-7 vs Hou
  • Blue Jays outright Lucas Harrell to Triple-A
    Blue Jays sent RHP Lucas Harrell outright to Triple-A Buffalo.

    Advice: Harrell passed through waivers unclaimed and will continue to function as depth for the Blue Jays. He posted a 7.11 ERA over four appearances with the big league club. Today, 4:59 pm
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  • White Sox acquire Mark Lowe and Jean Machi
    Mike Curto, the broadcaster for the Tacoma Rainers reports that Mark Lowe and Jean Machi have been traded to the White Sox.

    Advice: No word yet on anything becoming official or a potential return for the Mariners. Both veteran right-handers have struggled this season. Lowe owns a 6.23 ERA, 1.77 WHIP and 37/20 K/BB ratio across 39 innings at Triple-A Tacoma. Today, 4:41 pm
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  • Eric O'Flaherty released by Braves
    Braves released LHP Eric O'Flaherty.

    Advice: O'Flaherty has been limited to 22 appearances this season due to back and shoulder issues, posting a 7.85 ERA. The 32-year-old left-hander has held a 7.60 ERA over 102 appearances since the beginning of 2015. Today, 2:29 pm
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  • Aaron Sanchez (blister) to visit specialist
    Aaron Sanchez (blister) will visit a hand specialist Friday.

    Advice: Sanchez is dealing with a blister issue again and another stint on the disabled list is possible, if not probable. It would be his third trip to the DL this season because of blister problems. Sanchez has been limited to just eight starts this season. Today, 1:50 pm
    L, 13-3 @Cle
  • Jaime Garcia expected to start for ATL Friday
    Jaime Garcia is expected to make his scheduled start with the Braves on Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Thursday that the Braves had agreed to trade Garcia to the Twins, but at the very least the deal appears to be on life support, if not dead. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick says that the Braves are "still talking to a number of clubs" about the left-hander. Today, 12:36 pm
  • Boone Logan (lat) placed on disabled list
    Indians placed LHP Boone Logan on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to July 20, with a strained left lat.

    Advice: Logan was injured during an appearance Wednesday and figures to be sidelined for a while. Tyler Olson has taken his spot in the bullpen. Today, 12:26 pm
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    W, 13-3 vs Tor
  • Mariners get Gonzales from Cards for O'Neill
    Mariners acquired LHP Marco Gonzales from the Cardinals in exchange for OF Tyler O'Neill.

    Advice: A former first-round pick, Gonzales has been excellent in his first season back from Tommy John surgery, posting a 2.78 ERA and 64/17 K/BB ratio over 74 1/3 innings in the minors. The left-hander is a high-floor, low-ceiling type player who should be a solid mid- to back-end of the rotation option for the Mariners. It shouldn't be long before he gets a shot for them in the majors. Today, 9:55 am
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  • Twins' trade for SP Garcia could fall through
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Twins' trade for Jaime Garcia could fall through.

    Advice: Jon Morosi of MLB Network reported Thursday that the two sides had reached an agreement on a trade, but there appears to be a snag. Garcia has a long history of injury issues, especially involving his pitching shoulder, so it's possible a physical issue might be the concern. Garcia is currently still penciled in to start for the Braves on Friday against the Dodgers, but Aaron Blair is in Los Angeles and will fill in if the deal goes through. Today, 9:31 am
  • Hendricks (hand) to return early next week
    Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Kyle Hendricks (hand) is "ready to rock" and could rejoin the rotation early next week.

    Advice: Hendricks spun five perfect innings in his final rehab start Monday to show the Cubs he was ready. He's been out since early June because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. Mike Montgomery will head back to the bullpen when Hendricks returns, although it's possible he'll get one more start first. Today, 9:12 am
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    L, 11-4 vs StL
  • Brewers 'aggressive' in talks for RP Wilson
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports that the Brewers have been "aggressive" in trade talks for Justin Wilson.

    Advice: Other teams have been as well, of course, with Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reporting earlier this week that 10-12 clubs were in on the left-handed reliever. Wilson seems likelier to set up than close wherever he winds up, and that would be the case in Milwaukee. Today, 8:32 am
  • Sam Tuivailala optioned to Triple-A
    Cardinals optioned RHP Sam Tuivailala to Triple-A Memphis.

    Advice: Tuivailala boasts a 2.14 ERA over 18 appearances in the big leagues this season, but he had made just one appearance since the All-Star break. Zach Duke is back from the disabled list to take his spot in the bullpen. Today, 8:25 am
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  • Jumbo Diaz elects free agency
    Jumbo Diaz has elected free agency.

    Advice: Diaz cleared waivers after being designated for assignment and will look for a gig elsewhere rather than accept an outright assignment. The big righty holds a 5.70 ERA this season and will likely have to settle for a minor league contract. Today, 8:05 am
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  • Alex Reyes (elbow) begins throwing program
    Alex Reyes (elbow) began a throwing program Wednesday.

    Advice: Reyes is simply making throws from one knee at this point, but it's a big first step as he works his way back from February Tommy John surgery. The young right-hander is expected to be ready for the beginning of next season. Today, 7:19 am
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    W, 11-4 @ChC
  • Luis Severino fires off seven shutout frames
    Luis Severino struck out six over seven shutout innings in Thursday's win over the Mariners.

    Advice: Severino allowed eight hits and the Mariners had their chances, but he managed to wiggle out of trouble repeatedly over his seven scoreless frames. In his two starts since the All-Star break, Severino has been terrific, having allowed just one run on 12 hits over 14 innings while boasting a 12/3 K/BB ratio. He will carry a 3.21 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 136/30 K/BB ratio (120 2/3 innings) into a home start against the Reds next time he toes the rubber. Yesterday, 10:38 pm
  • Twins and Braves finalizing Jaime Garcia deal
    According to Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the Twins and Braves are not expected to complete their Jaime Garcia trade on Thursday night but the deal is "very close to final."

    Advice: The trade is expected to be a one-for-one swap with the Braves acquiring a minor league prospect from the Twins. Per Berardino, the Braves are paying only a small portion of Garcia's remaining $4.79 million salary with Minnesota covering the rest. The two sides are sifting through medical records as we speak. That process could take a while given Garcia's lengthy injury history. Assuming all the medical reports check out, Garcia could be in line to make his Twins debut this weekend against the Tigers. Yesterday, 7:04 pm
  • Report: Twins close to landing Jaime Garcia
    According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Twins are "close" to acquiring Jaime Garcia from the Braves.

    Advice: Garcia had been scheduled to start Friday night's game against the Dodgers but the Braves just scratched Aaron Blair from his scheduled outing Thursday for Triple-A Gwinnett, a sure sign that he's headed to the big leagues to replace Garcia. The left-hander would only be a rental as his contract is up at the end of the year but he'd be a great addition to Minnesota's starting rotation, which is relatively thin beyond All-Star Ervin Santana and rising star Jose Berrios. The Royals and Yankees were also said to be interested in Garcia, who sports a 4.33 ERA over 17 starts this season. Yesterday, 4:04 pm
  • Rays 'looking at' A.J. Ramos, Justin Wilson
    According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Rays have been "looking at" A.J. Ramos.

    Advice: Per Heyman, the Rays are also in the running for Tigers closer Justin Wilson, though he's being pursued by a number of other teams and probably a long shot to end up in Tampa Bay. The Marlins just traded setup man David Phelps to the Mariners and dealing Ramos could be their next move. Ramos hasn't had the smoothest year (4.08 ERA, 1.30 WHIP) but he's only blown two saves and still carries an impressive 11.46 K/9 over 36 outings. He'd be an upgrade for a Rays bullpen that ranks 21st in the league in ERA (4.37). Yesterday, 1:20 pm
  • A.J. Ramos drawing interest from three clubs
    USA Today's Bob Nightengale reports there are three teams "in on" Marlins closer A.J. Ramos.

    Advice: Miami is just about to trade setup man David Phelps, and Ramos could very well follow him out the door. The 30-year-old right-hander has struggled a bit in 2017, but he boasts a 2.81 career ERA and 10.5 career K/9, and he's racked up 89 saves since the beginning of the 2015 season. Ramos is under control, via arbitration, through 2018. Yesterday, 8:18 am
  • Justin Wilson blows save, takes loss
    Justin Wilson blew his second save and took his fourth loss by giving up two runs in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday against the Royals.

    Advice: Bad timing for Wilson, who is expected to be traded before the deadline, possibly within the next few days. Still, the team that acquires him figures to use him as more of a lefty setup man than as a closer. Wednesday, 8:59 pm
  • Aaron Sanchez dealing with blister again
    Following Wednesday's loss to the Red Sox, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons revealed that Aaron Sanchez was lifted due to a blister concern.

    Advice: This would explain why Sanchez managed to pitch just four innings in the loss. He allowed five runs (three earned) in the short outing. The Blue Jays will reevaluate him on Thursday, but the disabled list could be looming again after already costing him about 10 weeks of the season due to a previous blister concern. Wednesday, 7:25 pm
    L, 13-3 @Cle
  • Boone Logan forced out with left lat injury
    Boone Logan was lifted from an appearance in Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a left lat injury.

    Advice: Logan hurt himself on his 17th pitch. He will undergo an MRI on Thursday, one which should shed more light on the severity of the lat injury. The expectation is that he will most likely be placed on the disabled list. Wednesday, 4:32 pm
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    W, 13-3 vs Tor
  • Boone Logan exits with apparent arm injury
    Boone Logan was pulled from an appearance in Wednesday's game against the Giants due to a possible arm injury.

    Advice: After making his 17th pitch of the game, Logan went down in pain and was seen grabbing his left arm. His visceral reaction after the pitch is somewhat concerning, but the Giants should offer a more specific update as to the exact nature of the injury when Wednesday's game is completed. Wednesday, 3:37 pm
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    W, 13-3 vs Tor
  • Jaime Garcia has interest from six teams
    According to Chris Cotillo of SB Nation, there are "about six teams with strong interest" in Braves starter Jaime Garcia.

    Advice: Garcia was excellent on Sunday, working seven innings of one-run ball against a good Diamondbacks offense, though he owns a mediocre 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 81/40 K/BB ratio in 106 total innings (17 starts) this season for the Braves. The 31-year-old left-hander is owed around $4 million and scheduled to hit free agency this winter. He could be a back-end rotation rental for a contender. Wednesday, 11:26 am
  • 10-12 teams in on Tigers RP Justin Wilson
    Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press hears that Justin Wilson is drawing interest from 10-12 teams.

    Advice: That's not a shock given Wilson's numbers this year (2.29 ERA, 50/13 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings) and the desire for relief help around the league. Wilson will probably lose his closer status if he lands with a contender, which is unfortunate because he's been brilliant in the role for Detroit. The 29-year-old lefty is arbitration-eligible for the 2018 season with free agency coming in 2019. Wednesday, 10:41 am
  • 'No chance' Estrada removed from rotation
    Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said Monday that there's "no chance" Marco Estrada will be removed from the rotation.

    Advice: Estrada entered June with a 3.12 ERA, but he's put up an ugly 9.50 ERA over his last eight starts to push his overall mark on the season to 5.33. Still, the Jays believe he'll right the ship, with Walker noting that Estrada has a mechanical issue he's been working on. "He’s been a workhorse for us the last two-plus years and this team knows what he can do," Walker said. "We expect him to come through this and finish very strong." Tuesday, 8:33 am
  • Kyle Hendricks (hand) superb in rehab start
    Kyle Hendricks (hand) tossed five perfect innings in a rehab start with Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

    Advice: That will work. Hendricks struck out three on the night, throwing 63 pitches as he cruised through his five frames. It was the right-hander's final rehab start, as the Cubs should officially announce soon that Hendricks will rejoin the rotation this weekend against the Cardinals. He's been out since early June because of tendinitis in his pitching hand. Monday, 5:17 pm
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    L, 11-4 vs StL
  • Lucas Harrell designated for assignment
    Blue Jays designated RHP Lucas Harrell for assignment.

    Advice: Harrell posted a 7.11 ERA over four relief appearances. He's being replaced in the bullpen by Dominic Leone. Monday, 1:24 pm
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  • Report: Nats remain interested in Wilson
    Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Nationals continue to show interest in Tigers reliever Justin Wilson.

    Advice: The Nationals acquired Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Athletics on Sunday, but they aren't done upgrading their roster. According to Morosi, the club would like to add another reliever and possibly another starter, too. Wilson is one of the most popular names on the trade market so far, with the Rays and Astros among the other teams in the mix. Monday, 9:53 am
  • Report: Rays, Tigers talking Justin Wilson
    Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have expressed "legit interest" in Tigers reliever Justin Wilson and that there is "some traction" in talks.

    Advice: The Rays sit at 49-44, tops in the Wild Card race and three games back in the American League East. They have made improving their bullpen a priority, as FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal hears that they were involved in talks for Sean Doolittle and have also been linked to Pat Neshek. Wilson, 29, is 10-for-11 in save chances this season with a 2.29 ERA and 50/13 K/BB ratio over 35 1/3 innings. The southpaw is under team control through 2018, so he's a nice trade chip for Detroit. Monday, 9:14 am
  • Braves could make Garcia, Phillips available
    Jerry Crasnick of reports that the Braves will listen on left-hander Jaime Garcia and second baseman Brandon Phillips if they fall out of contention.

    Advice: The Braves currently sit at 45-45, which places them six games back of the second Wild Card spot in the National League. They have upcoming series against the Cubs, Dodgers, and Diamondbacks, which should be telling about which way they decide to go before the deadline. Garcia spun seven innings of one-run ball against the Diamondbacks on Sunday and owns a 4.33 ERA and 81/40 K/BB ratio in 106 innings across 17 starts this season. Phillips, 36, is batting .291/.337/.443 with eight homers, 34 RBI, and seven steals over 83 games. As a condition of waiving his 10-5 rights with the Reds, he would receive a $500,000 assignment bonus for any future trade. The Braves moving Phillips could open the door for top prospect Ozzie Albies at second base. Monday, 8:23 am
  • Rays designate Jumbo Diaz for assignment
    Rays designated RHP Jumbo Diaz for assignment.

    Advice: The aptly-named 280 pound hurler registered a 5.70 ERA and 28/15 K/BB ratio across 30 innings with the big league club. He could attract interest via waivers from desperate teams in the market for bullpen help, though the Rays fit that bill and just cut bait with him. Sunday, 5:12 pm
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  • Anibal Sanchez allows five earned vs. Jays
    Anibal Sanchez gave up five earned runs over six innings Sunday in a no-decision versus Toronto.

    Advice: Sanchez was off from the start, coughing up two homers in the Blue Jays' three-run first inning, but Detroit pulled out the victory in extras. Sanchez served up nine hits in the ugly outing. He'll carry a 6.08 ERA and 1.43 WHIP into his next scheduled appearance on the road against the Twins. Sunday, 2:57 pm
  • Estrada can't make it through fourth vs. DET
    Marco Estrada allowed four earned runs over 3 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Tigers.

    Advice: Detroit didn't grab the lead for good until the bottom of the 11th inning, so Estrada escaped yet another loss. The veteran right-hander hasn't earned a win since May and he's allowed 38 earned runs over his last 36 innings. Sunday, 2:55 pm
  • Matt Garza allows one run against Phillies
    Matt Garza surrendered one run on three hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Phillies.

    Advice: Garza did walk three (and only struck out one), but he was able to keep the Brewers off the scoreboard outside of an RBI double allowed to Odubel Herrera in the fifth inning. The veteran hurler will carry a 3.84 ERA and 1.27 WHIP (14 starts) into a road date with these same Phillies next time he takes to the mound. Sunday, 2:47 pm
  • Jaime Garcia goes seven strong vs. D'Backs
    Jaime Garcia worked seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Braves' 7-1 defeat of the Diamondbacks.

    Advice: There were probably a number of scouts from other teams watching this outing, and Garcia impressed. He walked three batters but struck out seven and yielded only four hits. The one run Arizona scored came on a Paul Goldschmidt RBI single in the top of the fourth. Garcia, an impending free agent, holds a 4.33 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and 81/40 K/BB ratio in 106 innings (17 starts) this season for the rebuilding Braves. Sunday, 2:30 pm
  • Homer Bailey lit up as ERA jumps to 10.13
    Homer Bailey was torched for eight earned runs over just four innings Sunday in a loss to the Nationals.

    Advice: Bailey walked two batters and surrendered eight hits, with Daniel Murphy clubbing a two-run homer in the top of the first inning and a three-run blast in the top of the fifth. Bailey now holds a 10.13 ERA in five starts this season for the Reds. Sunday, 2:05 pm
    L, 3-1 vs Mia
  • Matz lit up for seven runs in loss to Rockies
    Steven Matz was lit up for seven earned runs over one-plus inning Sunday in a loss to the Rockies.

    Advice: Colorado's offense jumped all over the 26-year-old left-hander, racking up nine hits to drive Matz from the game with zero outs in the top of the second. Matz has now allowed 12 earned runs over his last two starts covering just 5 1/3 innings. His season ERA is up to 4.58. Sunday, 1:50 pm
    W, 7-5 vs Oak
  • Ubaldo Jimenez destroyed again in loss Sunday
    Ubaldo Jimenez was once again destroyed in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering six runs on 11 hits over 3 2/3 innings.

    Advice: The veteran right-hander fanned two and walked one on the night. In the constant battle between Jimenez and Kevin Gausman to see who is the worst starter in the O's rotation, Ubaldo held serve in this one. He'll carry a hefty 7.01 ERA and 1.58 WHIP into a brutal matchup against the Astros on Friday. Sunday, 1:46 pm
    L, 8-7 vs Hou
  • Urena gives up five runs over three innings
    Jose Urena allowed five runs on seven hits over three innings of work in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.

    Advice: The Dodgers socked a pair of homers against Urena, and he also walked three in the loss. He was also in the middle of a flare-up in the third inning when a pitch ran inside on Yasiel Puig, incensing Puig and causing players to leave the bench area, if only briefly and with little consequence. The 25-year-old's brilliant start to the year has come back down to earth in recent weeks, and Urena is now 7-4 with a 3.93 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the year. His next start will come Friday at the Reds. Saturday, 8:39 pm
    W, 3-1 @Cin
  • Luis Severino brilliant against Red Sox
    Luis Severino was magnificent Saturday in a no-decision against the Red Sox, scattering four hits and one run over seven dominant innings.

    Advice: He walked two and struck out six. Aside from a brief rough patch in the third inning that included two walks and an infield single, Severino was terrific, nearly matching Chris Sale in one of the best pitcher’s duels we’ve seen all season. The All-Star 23-year-old has become a legitimate ace, cruising to a 3.40 ERA with a 10.29 K/9 in 18 starts this season. He’ll toe the rubber again Thursday at Seattle. Saturday, 8:32 pm
  • Aaron Nola solid in road no-decision
    Aaron Nola allowed two earned runs, seven hits and two walks with seven strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Saturday in Milwaukee.

    Advice: While the Phillies are just 3-4 over his past seven starts, Nola has been rolling along. He has five straight quality starts, posting a 3-1 record with a 1.78 ERA, 11 walks and 41 strikeouts over his past 35 1/3 innings. His next assignment is scheduled for Friday at home in a rematch against the Brewers. Saturday, 7:52 pm
    W, 6-1 vs Mil
  • Aaron Sanchez outstanding in win over Tigers
    Aaron Sanchez was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Tigers, allowing just one unearned run on seven hits over six innings.

    Advice: Sanchez fanned four and walked two in the ballgame. The only damage against him came on a Josh Donaldson error in the fifth inning. The 25-year-old hurler now sits at 1-2 on the season with a 3.94 ERA, 1.59 WHIP and 22/15 K/BB ratio across 32 innings in his nine starts. He'll do battle against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday. Friday, 8:00 pm
    L, 13-3 @Cle
  • Ramos gives up go-ahead homer to Dodgers
    A.J. Ramos gave up a three-run homer to Yasiel Puig to blow a save Friday against the Dodgers.

    Advice: Ramos retired the first two batters he faced before Joc Pederson singled and Yasmani Grandal drew a walk. Puig then launched his second homer of the night to put the Dodgers in front for good. This was just Ramos' second blown save in 19 chances this season. His name has popped up in trade rumors this month, but set-up man David Phelps also figures to be a popular target. Friday, 7:34 pm
  • Astros in on trade talks for Justin Wilson
    FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Astros are among the teams interested in Justin Wilson.

    Advice: Rosenthal notes that the Astros and Tigers discussed Wilson at the winter meetings but were unable to find a match at that time. Wilson will be one of the most highly sought after relievers to be moved this month, especially since he's got another year of team control. He would likely be used in a setup role in Houston. Friday, 8:45 am
  • Royals showing interest in Jaime Garcia
    Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Royals have interest in Jaime Garcia "and other rental pitchers."

    Advice: Garcia has had an up-and-down 2017 with a 4.55 ERA and 74/37 K/BB ratio over 99 innings, but he makes sense for Kansas City as they look to stabilize the back end of their rotation. Adding a pitcher such as Garcia would allow the Royals to move Travis Wood back to the bullpen. Garcia will be a free agent this winter and shouldn't cost too much in a trade. Friday, 7:16 am
  • Report: Marlins shopping Ramos and Phelps
    The Marlins are shopping A.J. Ramos and David Phelps, according to Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald.

    Advice: "I think we have to be realistic of where we are and what we have to do in order to get to the playoffs," said President of Baseball Operations Michael Hill. "I think you have to take stock of where you’re at and take a look at if trades are presented that make sense." While the Marlins will entertain offers for Ramos and Phelps, Justin Bour, Marcell Ozuna, J.T. Realmuto, Dan Straily and Christian Yelich are said to be off limits. Ramos was an All-Star in 2016 and has put together another solid season for the Marlins, converting 17-of-18 save opportunities with a 3.51 ERA and an 11.34 K/9. He'd be a good get for a contender. Thursday, 6:22 pm
  • Hendricks (hand) to make another rehab start
    Kyle Hendricks (hand) will make another rehab start for Double-A Tennessee on Monday.

    Advice: There was speculation Hendricks could return to the Cubs' rotation this weekend but instead he'll get one more tuneup in the minors. The right-hander has missed almost six weeks while recovering from hand tendinitis. Thursday, 3:47 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 11-4 vs StL
  • Hendricks (hand) ready after All-Star break?
    Cubs pitching coach Chris Bosio suggested Tuesday that Kyle Hendricks (hand) could return to the major league rotation right after the All-Star break.

    Advice: Hendricks made it only 3 1/3 innings in his rehab debut Monday with Double-A Tennessee, but he looked sharp while he was out there and his right hand was discomfort-free. Bosio said Hendricks will be reevaluated in 2-3 days for a possible return this weekend in Baltimore. Hendricks hasn't pitched in a major league game since lasting just four innings on June 4 against the Cardinals. He holds an underwhelming 4.09 ERA and 51/21 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 total innings this season. Tuesday, 1:26 pm
    10-Day DL
    L, 11-4 vs StL
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