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Yankees reinstate Bryan Mitchell from DL


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11:26 am ET) Yankees pitcher Bryan Mitchell was activated from the 7-day concussion DL on Friday, the team announced.

Mitchell has not played since Aug. 17 after being hit in the face by a line drive, which caused a nasal fracture and concussion.


White Sox RP David Roberts makes quick work of Mariners for save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) White Sox closer David Robertson retired the side in order, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect the 4-2 win over the Mariners on Thursday. Robertson needed just 10 pitches, en route to his 27th save of the season.

Robertson has now converted four consecutive save chances.


Rays RP Brad Boxberger K's the side for 31st save Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger needed 14 pitches to strike out the side, preserving the 5-4 win over the Twins on Thursday. Boxberger picked up his 31st save of the season with the impressive showing.

This was a solid outing for Boxberger, who had allowed a run in each of his previous three appearances.


Orioles send RP Jorge Rondon down to Triple-A


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) The Orioles have optioned right-handed reliever Jorge Rondon to Triple-A Norfolk. Rondon pitched two innings of relief in Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Royals, allowing one run on three hits.

The team has not announced a corresponding roster move at this time.


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson collects 26th save on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) After suffering a loss and a blown save in his previous outing, Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson bounced back with an efficient outing on Thursday. Tolleson worked around a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the 4-1 win over the Blue Jays, picking up his 26th save of the season.

Tolleson has 13 saves since the All-Star break, which is tops in the game. He has emerged as a reliable closer for the surging Rangers.


OF Aaron Judge, RP Jacob Lindgren won't help Yankees in 2015


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) Two young players remain unlikely candidates to take the field for the Yankees by the end of the season.

One is top outfield prospect Aaron Judge, whom general manager Brian Cashman has ruled out for a possible promotion, per LoHud.com. The other is southpaw reliever Jacob Lindgren, who has yet to begin throwing bullpen sessions in his rehab from a left elbow injury that required surgery.

Judge is on a 0-for-14 slide at Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre. He owns a decent .262/.337/.469 slash line on the year.


Rangers recall Nick Martinez, option Spencer Patton to Triple-A


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/27/2015) The Rangers recalled pitcher Nick Martinez from Triple-A Round Rock on Thursday. He will be available out of the bullpen starting Thursday against the Blue Jays.

To clear a roster spot, pitcher Spencer Patton was optioned to Triple-A.


Twins closer Glen Perkins dealing with back spasms


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/27/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins has missed the last two games due to back spasms, and his return to the bullpen remains up in the air, per the St. Paul Pioneer Press

"It's frustrating getting a cortisone shot, coming back and having my back lock up," Perkins said. "It isn't how I planned things. It's been a crappy week."

Perkins felt his back tightening up Sunday, but he went out and pitched. Since then, he's been undergoing heat and ice treaments. Kevin Jepsen is 3-for-3 in save situations in Perkins' absence.


Rangers snag RP Chris Rearick off waivers


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) The Rangers added some bullpen depth Wednesday, receiving left-handed reliever Chris Rearick on a waiver claim from the Padres and assigning him to their Triple-A team, per the Dallas Morning News

Rearick made his MLB debut and appeared in five games with the Padres this season, allowing four runs in three innings. He was 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA in 37 games with Triple-A El Paso. 


Yankees send RP Nick Goody back down to Triple-A


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Following Wednesday's loss to the Astros, the Yankees optioned right-hander Nick Goody back to Triple-A. Goody was recalled prior to the game, and pitched a scoreless inning of the 6-2 defeat.

The Yankees are expected to make a corresponding roster move in time for Thursday's game.


Red Sox send Jonathan Aro back to Triple-A on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) The Red Sox have optioned right-hander Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket. Aro was recalled on Sunday, but did not appear in a game.

His demotion clears a space on the roster for Rick Porcello, who returns from the disabled list to start on Wednesday.


Twins activate RP Blaine Boyer; J.R. Graham goes on DL


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) The Twins have activated right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer from the 15-day disabled list. Boyer has not pitched since August 9 due to right elbow inflammation.

To make room on the roster, fellow reliever J.R. Graham was placed on the DL with right shoulder inflammation.


McClendon: Roenis Elias to start Thursday; Vidal Nuno to 'pen


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced left-hander Roenis Elias will make the start on Thursday against the White Sox. Elias will start in place of Vidal Nuno, who will be moved to the bullpen for the time being.

Elias has made 14 appearances for the Mariners this season, with 13 starts. His last start with Seattle came back on July 2; he was sent to Triple-A following that outing.

Nuno started on Saturday against the same White Sox, and he pitched well, allowing one run over 6 2/3 innings. McClendon did not say when Nuno would make his next start.


Yankees RP Nick Rumbelow optioned, Nick Goody recalled


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Yankess reliever Nick Rumbelow has been optioned down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Rumbelow pitched in Tuesday's 15-1 rout by the Astros, and he allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits in his inning of work. 

In need of a fresh arm in the bullpen, the Yankees recalled fellow right-hander Nick Goody from Triple-A as a corresponding move.


Mariners RP Tom Wilhelmsen gets fourth save on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Mariners reliever Tom Wilhelmsen worked around a hit to post a scoreless ninth inning and capture his fourth save of the season in the 6-5 win over the A's on Tuesday. The right-hander struck out a batter, needing just 14 pitches to close out the victory.

The right-hander has now converted save chances in consecutive games, as it appears he may be getting a look as the team's closer. 


White Sox RP David Robertson needs little effort for 26th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) White Sox closer David Robertson made quick work of the Red Sox in the ninth inning of Tuesday's 5-4 victory. Robertson needed 12 pitches to retire the side in order, as he succesfully earned his 26th save of the season.


Royals' Wade Davis gets save Tuesday with Greg Holland out


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Royals reliever Wade Davis picked up his 12th save of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Orioles. Davis made quick work of the Orioles in the ninth inning, needing just 13 pitches to retire the side in order.

Davis was pitching in place of regular closer Greg Holland, who is dealing with a sore arm. Manager Ned Yost indicated that Holland should be available for Wednesday's game, according to the Kansas City Star


Blue Jays RP Roberto Osuna gets save No. 15 on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna worked around a hit to close out the 6-5 win over the Rangers on Tuesday. The young right-hander picked up his 15th save of the season, striking out a pair of batters on the way.

Osuna has been excellent since becoming the team's closer, converting all 15 save chances since taking over the role in mid-June. His ERA for the season is down to 1.91, and he hasn't allowed a run to score in his last nine appearances.


Rangers RP Shawn Tolleson blows save, takes loss on Tuesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/26/2015) Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson suffered his second blown save--and first since July 11--as the Blue Jays took the 6-5 victory on Tuesday. 

Tolleson (5-3) allowed two runs (one earned) to score while recording two outs in the ninth inning, as he snapped a string of 12 straight successful save conversions. 


Angels RP Huston Street works gets four outs for 30th save


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) Angels closer Huston Street earned a four-out save on Tuesday, as he closed out the 8-7 win over the Tigers. Street allowed a pair of hits in his scoreless 1 1/3 innings of work, picking up his 30th save of the year.

Street has now collected 30 or more saves in three straight seasons, as he is 30-for-32 in save chances so far in 2015.


Angels place Johnny Giavotella on DL, recall Drew Rucinski


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(8/25/2015) The Angels placed second baseman Johnny Giavotella on the 15-day disabled list, and recalled relief pitcher Drew Rucinski from Triple-A on Tuesday, per the Orange County Register.

Giavotella had missed time as of late because he was dealing with the flu.


Royals SP Kris Medlen rewarded with win in first start since 2013


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/25/2015) Royals comeback kid Kris Medlen pitched well Monday in his first start since Tommy John surgery. He even got a bonus.

The bonus was a victory, courtesy of a huge offensive explosion after he had thrown his last pitch. Medlen allowed three runs on five hits in six innings with no walks and six strikeouts.

Such a result did not appear likely after he surrendered a two-run homer to Adam Jones in the first, but he settled down thereafter and retired the last seven batters he faced.

Medlen had tossed 11 consecutive shutout innings heading into the outing.


Bad sixth results in no-decision for Tigers SP Buck Farmer


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2015) Tigers starter Buck Farmer did not do much to cultivate a big lead Monday night in Cincinnati. The result was a no-decision that could have been a win had he continued a strong effort.

Farmer let some of a 5-0 lead slip away in the sixth and a porous bullpen did the rest as the Reds scored 10 runs in the inning He finished having allowed three runs on five hits in 5 1/3 innings with three walks and three strikeouts.

The southpaw pitched no-hit ball into the fifth, but home runs by former Tigers shortstop Eugenio Suarez and Brandon Phillips knocked him out of the game in the sixth.


Yankees closer Andrew Miller earns win with shutout frame


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2015) Yankees closer Andrew Miller did not arrive on the mound in a save situation Monday. He arrived in a win situation - and he won.

Miller blanked the Astros in the top of the ninth of a scoreless game that was no longer scoreless when his team won it in a walk-off in the bottom of the inning. His record is now 2-2.

The lefty gave up a single to Evan Gattis to start, but two strikeouts and a caught stealing retired Houston with no damage done.


Orioles activate 1B Steve Pearce, place SS J.J. Hardy on DL


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/24/2015) The Orioles have activated first baseman Steve Pearce from the disabled list and recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk.

To create room for those players, they have placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the disabled list with a groin injury and designated for assignment veteran outfielder Nolan Reimold.

Hardy has been plagued by the groin ailment for a while. He is batting .157 (11-for-70) in August.


 
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