As injuries pile up, fresh opportunities keep arising for Marlins pitchers. On Friday, right-handers Jose Urena and Andre Rienzo were placed on the disabled list. In corresponding moves, prospects Kendry Flores was recalled from Triple-A New Orleans and Kyle Barraclough had his contract selected from Double-A Jacksonville. The right-handers join a pitching staff that has been in flux since the Mat Latos and Dan Haren were dealt prior to the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.
Michael Wacha overcame all of it for another win. Wacha gave St. Louis' tired bullpen a respite by throwing seven innings in the rain Thursday, and the Cardinals pulled away to a 3-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds, taking yet another series from their NL Central rival. ''It's August already,'' Wacha said.
The Cubs activated catcher Miguel Montero from the disabled list on Friday and optioned outfielder Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa, the team announced.
Hoping that minimizing Mike Leake's activity now will maximize his participation later, the Giants placed the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list Friday with a strained left hamstring.
No. 1 overall Draft pick Dansby Swanson has yet to return to the field because of lingering concussion symptoms after he was hit in the face by a pitch two weeks ago.
With less than two months remaining in the regular season, the true postseason contenders are beginning to come into focus.
The Cardinals have recalled left-hander Tyler Lyons from Triple-A Memphis and optioned infielder Greg Garcia to Triple-A.
Suddenly, the Toronto Blue Jays are a different team -- a team with almost no weaknesses and quite possibly the best in the game. Funny how every so often things work out just so.
Every week, the MLBPipeline.com crew will rank the top 10 fantasy baseball prospects in the Minor Leagues. These rankings are based solely on expected 2015 fantasy production in the Major Leagues, in contrast to the MLBPipeline Top 100 Prospects list, which reflects long-term value in all phases of the game.
We've got a couple beauties on the probables page for Friday. A couple of rare beauties, at that.
In the Blue Jays' 9-3 win vs. the Twins, Mark Buehrle picked up career victory No. 211, with 30 of those 211 coming against Minnesota. The 30 represent the most for any pitcher vs. the Twins, and they make Buehrle one of 21 pitchers to have at least 30 wins against a single franchise since 1961.
Jed Lowrie atoned for his throwing error an inning earlier by driving home Jose Altuve with a double to left in the 10th inning, sending the Astros to a series-opening 5-4 win over the A's at the Coliseum on Thursday night in a back-and-forth matchup.
Joey Gallo homered three times in Triple-A Round Rock's 6-1 win over New Orleans. While hitting a trio of bombs is a memorable night for any player, it's not exactly a new accomplishment for the Rangers' No. 1 prospect.
Astros center fielder Carlos Gomez's defense saved one run -- and perhaps two -- when he made a long run in the fifth inning to track down a drive by the A's Eric Sogard and made an over-the-shoulder catch, sliding to the crowd as the caught the ball. The play earned Gomez a round of applause from the A's fans.
Rookie Kyle Schwarber smacked a three-run homer to lead the Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the Giants at Wrigley Field on Thursday night. Chicago moved a half-game ahead of San Francisco in the Wild Card race.
Jacoby Ellsbury was overdue. Heading into Thursday night's series finale with the Red Sox, the center fielder was 3-for-his-last-23 -- struggling to generate the type of production he's usually known for while hitting .196 over his previous 30 games. But Ellsbury blasted a tiebreaking seventh-inning homer over the right-field fence to give the Yanks the lead for good.
With the Giants at Wrigley Field for four games over the weekend, it's the biggest series of the Theo Epstein era in Chicago.
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