MLB Player News

  • Cody Martin RP | SEA

    Mariners' Cody Martin: Recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday

    Martin was recalled from Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.

    With Nathan Karns (back) landing on the DL Saturday, the Mariners were in need of pitching depth and they gave Martin the call up. Martin made two major league appearances this season on June 2 and 3 when he threw a combined four innings, giving up one earned run, while collecting a win along the way. Other than that, he's spent the majority of 2016 with the Mariners Triple-A affiliate where he's posted a 3.95 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 98 innings.

  • Cody Allen RP | CLE

    Indians' Cody Allen: Notches 20th save with scoreless ninth Friday

    Allen secured his 20th save with a scoreless ninth inning in Friday's 5-3 victory over the A's, giving up two hits and recording two strikeouts.

    The 27-year-old right-hander's streak of not surrendering an earned run now dates back to June 29, a stretch of 11 consecutive appearances. Allen continues to pile up the whiffs at an impressive clip as well, having recorded 15 in 9.2 innings during July. He's now 20-for-22 in save opportunities this season, and has lowered his ERA from 3.21 to 2.44 during the aforementioned stretch of scoreless efforts.

  • Shawn Kelley RP | WAS

    Nationals' Shawn Kelley: Closes out Friday's win

    Kelley got his second one-out save in as many days Friday, allowing one hit before striking out Eduardo Nunez to preserve a win over the Giants.

    As he had the night before, Nats manager Dusty Baker used a left-handed reliever (Felipe Rivero on Friday, Oliver Perez on Thursday) to face a couple of lefties prior to summoning Kelley, which suggests that closing opportunities could depend on matchups until Jonathan Papelbon gets his job back or the team adds a high-profile closer at the trade deadline. Nonetheless, it was Kelley who notched his second straight save Friday and sixth of the season, so he could make for a useful short-term saves play.

  • Alex Colome RP | TB

    Rays' Alex Colome: Notches 23rd save in Friday win

    Colome notched his 23rd save by recording two outs in the ninth inning of Friday's 5-1 victory over the Yankees.

    The Rays closer needed only five pitches-- four of which he threw for strikes-- to close out a second consecutive gem by Jake Odorizzi. After last Saturday's improbable blown save against the A's in which he surrendered three earned runs in just two-thirds of an inning, Colome has bounced back with two consecutive saves in as many chances.

  • Jose Urena RP | MIA

    Marlins' Jose Urena: Hit hard by Cardinals in Friday loss

    Urena (1-3) gave up eight earned runs on eight hits and four walks over 4.1 innings in Friday's 11-6 loss to the Cardinals. He struck out four.

    The young righty fell behind early on a two-run homer by Jeremy Hazelbaker and a Kolten Wong RBI double in the second, and then saw the floodgates open in a six-run fifth, with five of those runs going on Urena's ledger. It was a significant step back for the 24-year-old, who'd only given up two earned runs over the 11.2 innings that had encompassed his prior two starts. With the recent acquisitions of Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea, Urena's future in the rotation is now uncertain.

  • Bryan Mitchell RP | NYY

    Yankees' Bryan Mitchell: Slated to throw sim game Saturday

    Mitchell (toe) is scheduled to pitch in a simulated game Saturday, LoHud.com reports.

    Mitchell has been sidelined for the entirety of the season thus far after fracturing his toe toward the end of spring training, but manager Joe Girardi indicated the pitcher was rehabbing better than expected. Even still, with just over two months remaining in the regular season, it remains a possibility the 25-year-old doesn't work his way back to major league action until 2017.

  • Reds' Michael Lorenzen: Shutdown performance Friday

    Lorenzen threw two scoreless innings Friday night against the Padres, striking out the first four batters he faced.

    Adding Lorenzen and Raisel Iglesias to the bullpen has done wonders for the Reds, both in terms of getting pitchers with live arms at the back end of games, and having them be able to throw multiple innings if need be. Lorenzen now has a 2.95 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP, with a 19:7 K:BB over 18.1 innings.

  • Roberto Osuna RP | TOR

    Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna: Notches 22nd save with scoreless ninth

    Osuna notched his 22nd save in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Orioles, pitching a scoreless ninth inning in which he allowed a hit but also recorded a strikeout.

    The 21-year-old closer extended his scoreless appearance streak to 11 games, which encompasses the entirety of July. Osuna is a perfect 7-for-7 in save opportunities during the month, allowing only four hits over 10.2 frames.

  • Craig Kimbrel RP | BOS

    Red Sox's Craig Kimbrel: Scheduled for an inning Saturday

    Kimbrel (knee) will throw one inning his first rehabilitation outing Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket, and then the team will assess his readiness on Sunday to determine if he should be activated from the disabled list, Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

    It was just 19 days ago that Kimbrel had surgery on his left knee, and now it's looking like he can make it back to the team early next week in time for the series against the Mariners that begins Monday. With his return, the Red Sox will need to make a roster move and could look to trade one of their relievers before Monday's trade deadline.

  • Brewers' Jeremy Jeffress: Nails down one-out save for number 25

    Jeffress needed one out to record his 25th save of the season in Friday's 2-1 victory over the Pirates.

    Brewers starter Junior Guerra was one out away from his first complete game, but forced manager Craig Counsell's hand when he allowed two aboard. That opened the door for Jeffress to record his second save in as many nights. The 28-year-old closer is now 25-for-26 in save opportunities this season and owns a slick 2.11 ERA in 42.2 innings.