Jake Petricka Ks two, closes out Twins
Yankees showing interest in Ian Kennedy
Despite the interest, no deal is imminent. The Yankees are said to be interested in acquiring a starting pitcher, so the club naturally has interest in Kennedy. The one-time Yankees prospect has flourished in San Diego this season, posting a 3.66 ERA over 135 1/3 innings.
C.J. Wilson nearing rehab assignment
Hector Noesi picks up back-to-back wins on Thursday
Matt Garza dazzles over eight innings
Garza gave up just one run on two hits over eight innings of work. He struck out four and walked one. Garza was fantastic throughout the game, facing the minimum of three batters in five of his eight innings. The only blemish against Garza was a solo home run by Lucas Duda in the seventh inning. Other than that, he gave up a single in the third and walked a batter in the fourth. That was all Garza gave up during the game.
With the win, Garza improved to 7-7 on the year. His next start will come against the Rays.
Dillon Gee knocked around Thursday
Gee ran into trouble almost immediately, giving up a solo home run to Jonathan Lucroy in the first inning. Things imploded in the second inning. Gee walked the first two hitters before giving up a two-run single to Jean Segura. Both Carlos Gomez and Jonathan Lucroy would add run-scoring singles during the inning, running the score up to 5-0. Gee allowed one more run on a Khris Davis double in the third inning.
Gee allowed six runs on six hits over five innings. He struck out six and walked two during the outing. With the loss Gee dropped to 4-3 on the year. His next start will come against the Phillies.
Danny Duffy twirls a gem in a no-decision
Justin Ruggiano dealing with a groin injury
Ruggiano hasn't played since Tuesday, and spent Thursday putting in extra work with team trainers. Manager Rick Renteria said Ruggiano was doing better Thursday. Ruggiano is hitting .291/.357/.442 over 165 at-bats.
Edwin Jackson leaves with hand issue
Jackson allowed five runs, four earned, on seven hits over five innings. He struck out four and walked one. Jackson only threw 87 pitches during the outing. After he left, it was revealed Jackson was dealing with a hand cramp.
Jackson allowed two runs in the first inning, but settled in for a while after that. He was tagged for an additional run in the fifth inning, and got off to a poor start in the sixth before being removed. Jackson walked the first batter and then allowed a single to Yasmani Grandal. He left the game at that point with a hand issue. Brian Schlitter then entered, and imploded. Both runs scored, and were charged to Jackson.
Report: Rival teams showing interest in Justin Masterson
Masterson has been on the disabled list since July 8 because of right knee soreness. He went 4-6 with a 5.51 ERA in 19 starts before the injury. He will make his second minor-league rehab start Friday at Triple-A Columbus.
With the real-life trade deadline approaching, Fantasy owners need to be aware of which players could see a bump or decrease in value.
Are you ready to make a move at the trade deadline but don't really know where to start? Scott White gives you some tips on improving your team.
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When a starting pitcher struggles, it's not always reason for concern, but in Cliff Lee's case, it might be. Scott White and Al Melchior discuss him and other starting pitchers who have them worried.
Danny Salazar rejoins the Indians Tuesday coming off a solid rebound stint in the minors. His absurd Fantasy potential should get him picked up in all leagues where available.
July 24, 2014
Fantasy Baseball Today: News & Notes (7/24) (7:12)