Kontos fired 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday, striking out three in a loss to the Rockies.

With a 10.1 K/9 through 33.0 innings, the 32-year-old is showing a side that we hadn't seen for years. That said, Kontos' increased strikeouts seem to be coming at the expense of his ability to keep the ball in the yard (1.4 HR/9). While his 3.27 ERA isn't too appealing for an arm that doesn't see saves, there's a good chance that Kontos can build on his current total of two holds while Hunter Strickland serves his six-game suspension.

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