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Report: Braves activate Chris Johnson, call up Donnie Veal


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2:07 pm ET) Braves third baseman Chris Johnson is reportedly going to be activated on Wednesday, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Johnson, who was on the 15-day DL with a hand injury, will be called up a little earlier than expected after the team completed a trade for Alberto Callaspo, leaving a vacant spot on the roster. The team will also call up pitcher Donnie Veal to join the bullpen.

Johnson is hitting .279 with five RBI in 43 at-bats this season. Veal is 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 16 innings of work for Triple-A Gwinnett this season.


Rockies' Hawkins getting close to restarting rehab assignment


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(2:04 pm ET) Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins (biceps) threw a bullpen session Tuesday withou pain, according to MLB.com. Hawkins, who reported feeling well Wednesday, will throw another bullpen session this weekend in Philadelphia.

If all goes well this weekend, Hawkins will then restart his rehab assignment. He had to stop his previous rehab assignment due to a minor setback.


Tigers RP Alex Wilson gets first big-league start on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:59 pm ET) The Tigers have named Alex Wilson as the starter for Wednesday's matchup with the A's. Wilson is starting for Alfredo Simon, who was placed on the bereavement list. This will be Wilson's first career start after making 56 relief appearances in his career, including 12 this season.

Left-hander Kyle Ryan was expected to make the start after being recalled from Triple-A, but it seems Ryan will not be ready in time for first pitch on Wednesday, according to MLive.com.


Rangers to recall RP Jon Edwards on Wednesday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(11:38 am ET) The Rangers are recalling right-hander Jon Edwards from Triple-A on Wednesday. Edwards had a brief stint with the big club this season, making one relief appearance without recording an out. In 2014, he appeared in nine games for the Rangers, allowing four earned runs in 8 1/3 innings.

He's made 18 relief outings with Round Rock this season, owning a 1.15 ERA in 15 2/3 innings. 


Brewers RP Will Smith will have appeal heard next week


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:34 am ET) Brewers reliever Will Smith's appeal of an eight-game suspension has been pushed to next week and will be done in person, he said Wednesday, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. An MLB rep will come to Milwaukee to conduct the hearing.

Smith was handed an eight-game suspension last week after he was ejected from a May 21 outing against the Braves for having a foreign substance on his arm.


Rays RP Grant Balfour opts out of contract


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(10:39 am ET) Rays reliever Grant Balfour has opted out of his minor-league contract and was released by the team on Wednesday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

The 37-year-old Australia native made six appearances earlier this season with the Rays before being released at the end of April. He then re-signed to a minor-league deal on May 5. While pitching with Triple-A Durham, Balfour held a 2.79 ERA in eight games, owning a 11:4 K:BB ratio over 9 2/3 innings.

Balfour is now free to sign with any team, though it is not known if he will choose to continue playing or retire. 


Yankees RP Dellin Betances strikes out the side in Tuesday's win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(9:40 am ET) Yankees reliever Dellin Betances pitched another perfect inning in Tuesday's victory over the Royals. He struck out the side in the eighth inning, continuing his dominant season thus far.

The hard-throwing righty hasn't allowed an earned run this season. And perhaps even more impressive is the fact he hasn't given up a hit in his last 8 2/3 innings, spanning seven appearances. 

"We get paid to get outs," Betances said, per the New York Post. "I try to do the best job I can out there. I always try to improve on whatever I need to do. I feel good, I’ve felt good for a long time."

And he's looked good too. He has a terrific 13.7 K/9 ratio after Tuesday's performance.

"His confidence just seems to be growing," Tuesday's starter and winner Adam Warren said. "He’s always had that stuff, but he knows how to harness it now. It’s getting to the point of ridiculousness."


Angels' Joe Smith gives up four 10th inning runs to lose


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:49 am ET) Angels reliever Joe Smith gave up four runs in 2/3 of an inning to lose to San Diego on Tuesday.

Smith started the tenth and loaded the bases on a single and two walks. He gave up a two-out, bases clearing double, then left the game. The runner he left on base eventually came around to score. 

My misses were bad, bad misses,” Smith said, per the Orange County Register. “When I was trying to get ahead, I’d miss just off. And when I was trying to miss just off, I missed way off.”

Smith had gone nine straight appearances without allowing a run before Tuesday. 


Padres' Dale Thayer earns win in relief


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:46 am ET) Padres reliever Dale Thayer earned his first win of the season, Tuesday, over the Angels. 

Thayer came on with one out in the ninth inning and retired the only two batters he faced, to send the game to extra innings. The Padres scored four in the tenth to give him a 1-0 record on the year.

Thayer lowered his ERA to 3.00. 


Report: Braves send Eric Stults, Ian Thomas, Juan Jaime to Dodgers


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(1:45 am ET) As part of the trade sending Braves infielder Alberto Callaspo to the Dodgers in exchange for Juan Uribe, the Braves will also send Eric Stults, Ian Thomas and Juan Jaime to the Dodgers, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Braves are reportedly expected to receive pitcher Chris Withrow in the deal as well, reports FoxSports.


Joakim Soria earns 13th save with four-out night for Tigers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:26 am ET) Tigers closer Joakim Soria saved a win over Oakland with a four-out performance on Tuesday. 

Soria earned his 13th save in 14 opportunities. He stranded the tying run on base in the eighth inning, then allowed a two-out double in the ninth before stranding him as well.

Soria has allowed at least one hit in his last four outings, but three have resulted in saves. Tuesday was his first four-out night since May 7.  


Twins' Glen Perkins saves 17th with scoreless ninth


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(1:05 am ET) Twins closer Glen Perkins preserved a one-run lead with a scoreless ninth inning on Tuesday. 

Perkins saved the win over Boston, remaining perfect in 17 save opportunities this year. 

Perkins wasn't entirely perfect in the outing. He allowed a hit, the seventh straight save in which Perkins has allowed at least one hit. 


Report: Chris Withrow involved in trade from Dodgers to Braves


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:56 am ET) Dodgers pitcher Chris Withrow is expected to be a part of the trade involving the Braves and Dodgers on Tuesday, sources told FoxSports.

Withrow would be sent to the Braves as part of the deal. He is recovering from Tommy John surgery, but he is expected to be back during the second half of the season. Withrow produced a 2.95 ERA over 21 1/3 innings last season for the Dodgers.


Nick Hagadone takes loss in relief for Indians


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:43 am ET) Indians reliever Nick Hagadone suffered his first loss since 2013, Tuesday against Texas. 

Hagadone entered in the sixth and stranded the go-ahead run at third base. After retiring the first five batters he faced, Hagadone allowed the game-winning home run to Mitch Moreland with one out in the eighth. 

"He pitched good. He got like five outs on nine pitches," manager Terry Francona said. "But he fell behind Moreland, and actually threw a ball, but because he was behind in the count Moreland cheated a little bit and hit it good. That's a shame because I thought he pitched really good."

It was the only baserunner he allowed in 1 2/3 innings. 


Shawn Tolleson earns five straight save for Rangers


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:38 am ET) After 122 appearances, including 17 this season, without any saves, Rangers reliever Shawn Tolleson has earned saves in his last five outings.

Tolleson's most recent came when he pitched a perfect ninth on Tuesday to preserve a one-run win over Cleveland. Tolleson has not allowed a baserunner in his last three games. 


Rangers' Keone Kela wins fourth straight in relief


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:36 am ET) Rangers reliever Keone Kela won his fourth straight decision, moving to 4-1 with a victory over Cleveland on Tuesday.

Kela pitched a perfect seventh inning, striking out one, to earn the win. It's the first time since May 7, eight appearances ago, that he hasn't allowed a baserunner. 


Giants RP Santiago Casilla earns 13th save of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12:34 am ET) Giants pitcher Santiago Casilla recorded the final three outs to earn his 13th save of the season during Tuesday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.

Casilla allowed two hits during the final inning, but he also struck out two to lower his ERA to 1.37. He is now 13 for 15 in save opportunities this season.


Mariners' Joe Beimel earns first save since 2009


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:14 am ET) Mariners reliever Joe Beimel pitched a perfect tenth inning to protect a one-run lead in Tuesday's win over Tampa Bay.

Beimel earned his first save since June, 2009, with Washington. He's been with three MLB teams since then. 


Rays' Brad Boxberger serves up tenth inning homer in loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:11 am ET) Rays reliever Brad Boxberger allowed a tenth-inning home run to suffer the loss to Seattle on Tuesday. 

"I was able to get ahead early and made a bad pitch," Boxberger said. "I pretty much threw it right down the middle and he didn't miss it, that's for sure."

Boxberger dropped to 2-2 after allowing three hits in one inning. He entered in a tie game, the first time in nine outings he hasn't faced a save situation. 


Rays' Jake McGee allows first runs of season in blown save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:07 am ET) Rays reliever Jake McGee allowed his first runs of the season in Tuesday's loss to Seattle.

McGee entered in the eighth inning, trying to protect a one-run lead. He allowed the first three runners to reach base, then served up a grand slam to Kyle Seager. 

"I was just trying to get ahead right there," McGee said, per MLB.com. "Especially with no outs and the bases loaded. I don't want to fall behind him. You know, he got a decent pitch. It leaked back over the plate, and he hit it out."

McGee suffered his first blown save of the year, allowing four runs, three earned, on three hits in 1/3 of an inning. 


Mariners' Fernando Rodney gets win after blowing save


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(12:03 am ET) Mariners closer Fernando Rodney blew his second save of the year but earned the win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

Rodney snapped a string of 11 straight save opportunities converted, blowing his first save since April 14. He was unable to preserve a three-run lead, allowing the first four runners to reach base in the ninth. 

Rodney allowed three runs on three hits. He walked one and hit a batter. 

The Mariners scored the game-winning run in the tenth to give Rodney the win, improving his record to 2-2. 


Luke Gregerson saves 13th for Astros


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Astros closer Luke Gregerson earned his 13th save of the year with a perfect ninth inning on Tuesday. 

Gregerson struck out two Baltimore batters and protected a three-run lead. 

"It's hard to score on us late when we can hand it to the bullpen," Houston manager A.J. Hinch said.

It's the third straight outing with a save and at least two strikeouts for Gregerson. 


Cardinals RP Seth Maness earns third save of season Tuesday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Cardinals pitcher Seth Maness only needed one out to record his third save of the season during Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

Maness entered in the ninth with two outs and two runners out, but he got Yasmany Tomas to ground out to end the game. Maness has converted 3 of 4 save opportunities this season.


David Robertson takes loss in blown save for White Sox


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) White Sox closer David Robertson entered in the eighth inning, attempting to get a four-out save. He only managed to retire one batter.

After stranding a runner in scoring position to end the eighth, Robertson gave up three straight hits in the ninth to wipe out a two-run lead. In nine pitches in the ninth inning, Robertson served up a single, double, and walk-off three-run homer.

"We needed this win. I blew the win tonight and I have to live with it," said Robertson, per MLB.com

It was Robertson's first blown save since May 10, snapping a string of four straight opportunities converted. 

He lost for the first time since September 14 of last year, snapping a five game winning streak and dropping to 3-1 on the year. 

"It's a tough position. Closers are not for the faint of heart," manager Robin Ventura said. "He's been doing it a long time. He'll be able to bounce back. This proves the guy's human, but he's been great for us.


Blue Jays' Steve Delabar earns win in relief


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Blue Jays reliever Steve Delabar earned his first win of the year with 1 1/3 scoreless innings to end the game. 

Delabar moved to 1-0, winning his fourth straight decision, dating back to 2013. He stranded two batters in the eighth, then retired the side in order in the ninth. Delabar struck out one and lowered his ERA to 1.17.


 
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