Player Notes

  • Optioned to Triple-A
    The Nationals optioned Salazar to Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Advice: He is clearing out to make room for DJ Herz, who will start Tuesday's game against the Padres. Salazar had one two-inning scoreless appearance out of the bullpen during his brief stint on the Nationals' active roster. Rotowire.com 7 minutes ago
  • Summoned from minors
    The Reds recalled Richardson from Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

    Advice: Nick Martinez is starting Tuesday's game in Atlanta after a couple months pitching as a reliever, so Richardson will give the club some length in the bullpen. Richardson has posted a 4.43 ERA and 76:52 K:BB over 83.1 innings covering 19 appearances (18 starts) with Louisville in 2024. Rotowire.com 15 minutes ago
  • Sent back to minors
    The Reds optioned Legumina to Triple-A Louisville on Tuesday.

    Advice: Legumina was with the big club for just a few days and didn't make an appearance. He's being replaced on the roster by Lyon Richardson, who will provide more length in the bullpen. Rotowire.com 17 minutes ago
  • Drawing start Tuesday
    The Nationals recalled Herz from Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday, Mark Zuckerman of MASNSports.com reports.

    Advice: The left-hander will start Tuesday's game against the Padres. Herz was sent down earlier this month mostly as a means to give him some extra rest around the All-Star break. The left-hander should have a decent chance to remain in the Nationals' rotation for the remainder of the season. Herz holds a 5.17 ERA and 41:9 K:BB over 31.1 innings covering seven starts in the majors this season, which includes a pair of double-digit strikeout games. Rotowire.com 20 minutes ago
  • Nabs win in relief Monday
    Garcia (5-1) earned the win over Seattle on Monday, allowing one hit and striking out two batters over one scoreless inning in relief.

    Advice: All-Star Tyler Anderson gave the Angels 5.2 innings of one-run ball but received no offensive support while he was in the game. Garcia entered in the eighth with the game tied 1-1 and was effective despite throwing just 10 of 19 pitches for strikes, as he yielded only an infield single and fanned the final two batters he faced. The righty reliever then moved into position for the victory when Los Angeles scored twice in the top of the ninth. Garcia has been one of the team's top high-leverage options this season, and he's been very effective of late, posting a 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 11:4 K:BB over his past 13.2 innings spanning 12 appearances. He's notched four wins and five holds over that span. Rotowire.com Today, 9:48 am
  • Records 15th hold Monday
    Stanek recorded a hold in a loss to the Angels on Monday, allowing an earned run on two walks over one-third of an inning. He struck out one.

    Advice: Stanek had another worrisome outing, yet he still came out of it with a counting stat in the form of his 15th hold of the season. The right-hander took his third loss against the Astros on Saturday after blowing a 2-1 lead; Monday, he walked the first two batters he faced before striking out Nolan Schanuel prior to being swapped out for Andres Munoz, who gave up a game-tying sacrifice fly to Taylor Ward that resulted in a run being charged to Stanek. The 32-year-old Stanek has now allowed at least one earned run in three consecutive appearances, the first time that's transpired this season. Rotowire.com Today, 9:23 am
  • On Triple-A IL
    Triple-A El Paso placed Otto on its 7-day injured list Sunday with an unspecified injury.

    Advice: Otto remains on the Padres' 40-man roster and began the season on the club's 15-day injured list while recovering from a right teres major strain. After Otto made five rehab appearances between El Paso and the rookie-level Arizona Complex League, the Padres activated him from the IL and optioned him to the Triple-A club. Since then, Otto had made six appearances for El Paso and struck out 11 over 8.2 innings while giving up three earned runs on eight hits and six walks, but he's now been shut down again with an injury. It's unclear whether he's dealing with a setback related to the previous shoulder issue or if he's tending to a new concern. Rotowire.com Today, 9:13 am
  • Officially called up
    The Rays recalled Alexander from Triple-A Durham, and he's expected to serve as a bulk reliever Tuesday against the Blue Jays, Ryan Bass of Bally Sports Sun reports.

    Advice: Shawn Armstrong will open Tuesday's contest for Tampa Bay, and Alexander is likely to follow as the primary pitcher. The left-hander has struggled in a swingman role this season and has a 6.19 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 48:13 K:BB across 56.2 innings. Rotowire.com Today, 8:53 am
  • Tyler Zuber heading to Triple-A Durham
    Rays optioned RHP Tyler Zuber to Triple-A Durham.

    Advice: Zuber was recalled Sunday and allowed one run in 1 1/3 innings of work in his lone appearance with the team. He’ll head back to Durham with Tyler Alexander recalled in the corresponding transaction. Rotoworld Today, 8:52 am