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May 15, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Matt Kemp and Juan Uribe land on the DL in LA, as rumors put Dee Gordon's job in question. A fractured fibula shelves Jeff Niemann, Stauffer returns to SD, more ...
May 14, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Yet another closer has been deposed, this time in Oakland, where the team is also dealing with an injury to its starting center fielder. Meanwhile, over in the National League, the Mets may be mulling a similar change, while a catcher has suffered a season-ending knee injury.
May 13, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Mike Trout's much ballyhooed arrival signaled a decrease in playing time for one or more Angel outfielders, but who has taken the brunt of it? We also look at the suddenly productive Oakland CI and the woeful SS situation in San Diego as well as some injury updates and the signing of an old favorite...
May 12, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Chris Sale (LHP, CHW) reportedly is scheduled to start Saturday, ending his brief stint as closer seemingly before it even began. CHW had removed Sale from the rotation May 4, designating him closer amidst reports of elbow tenderness and erstwhile rookie closer Hector Santiago's (LHP, CHW) ineffectiveness. Sale will make his start with two days' rest since a one-inning May 8 relief appearance.
May 11, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Earlier this week our own Doug Dennis advised patience with Sean Marshall's (LHP, CIN) near-5.00 ERA due to superior peripherals (2.28 xERA, 5.0 Cmd, 194 BPV). But when Marshall gave up three hits and a run in two-thirds of an inning in what was a 2-0 game on Wednesday, Dusty Baker came with the hook. Logan Ondrusek (RHP, CIN) finished it off by recording the final out and his first career save. Is CIN the next participant in the Great Closer Turnover Trend of 2012?
May 10, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
[FREE] Casey Janssen (RHP, TOR) recorded his first save since replacing temporary closer Francisco Cordero (RHP, TOR) Wednesday with a 1-2-3 inning. Cordero was demoted from the closer role following his third Blown Save in five opportunities in spectacular fashion May 8, surrendering a game-winning Grand Slam HR to Oakland's Brandon Inge, failing to hold a one-run lead.
May 09, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
The San Diego bullpen in its current state (Street on the DL) was profiled just a few days ago, but there is another member of the pen that could surprisingly play a prominent role. Manager Bud Black indicated over the weekend that any of Andrew Cashner, Luke Gregerson, or Dale Thayer could be used to close out games. On May 6, Gregerson pitched the seventh inning of a tie game, and Cashner the eighth, meaning neither were going to be called upon to get the save. The next day, when a save situation presented itself, Thayer got the call, and preserved the victory with a perfect inning.
May 08, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Jason Werth's broken wrist could mean a broken season. Plus Jansen is the new closer in LA, Frieri is suddenly in the LAA saves mix, and more ...
May 07, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
After being almost no-hit for the second time in a week, one had to figure that the Minnesota Twins would make some changes. And change they will, bringing in a new shortstop. But not all are of their choosing, as DH Justin Morneau is headed to the DL. Meanwhile, SP Liam Hendricks is reportedly heading to the minors to work out his early season struggles. Who will fill the voids, and how might they fare?
May 06, 2012 12:05 AM GMT
Huston Street (RHP ,SD) was forced to leave Friday's extra-inning loss to the Marlins after two-thirds of an inning with what would later be diagnosed as a right lat injury. It was originally feared to be a shoulder issue given Street's mannerisms before exiting, but it looks as if he's averted any sort of long-term issue, although a DL stint is still possible.
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