Burch Smith will pitch in Arizona Fall League
Smith pitched all of 5 1/3 innings for Triple-A El Paso before the injury. He is in the running for a roster spot this spring after recording 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings in 10 appearances, including seven starts, for the big club last season. Of course, he also had a 6.44 ERA and 1.65 WHIP.
Mets opt to shut down Jacob deGrom
Those innings were mostly spectacular. Though deGrom wasn't considered an elite prospect coming into the year, he's a leading candidate for NL Rookie of the Year with a 9-6 record, 2.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Over his final 15 starts, he went 9-2 with a 1.90 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
Jeurys Familia could be in 2015 closer mix
Familia has saved five games this season, but has served primarily in a setup role. In addition to getting 21 holds, he has posted a 2-5 record and a 2.30 ERA in 73 appearances.
Derek Norris dealing with shoulder issue
CSNBayArea.com reports that
Norris recovered well enough to serve as the A's designated hitter on Monday against the Angels, though he was removed for a pinch hitter in the fourth inning.
Orioles' ALDS rotation taking shape
Should the series advance to a Game 4,
Rangers to have workout session for Yosmani Tomas
ESPN.com reports that the
Blue Jays planning for bullpen day on Thursday
With Marcus Stroman serving a five-game suspension and unable to take his usual turn in the
Gibbons has not yet determined who will start Thursday's game against the Mariners, but
Michael Wacha not working with his best changeup
However, in the three starts Wacha has made since returning from time missed due to a stress fracture in his right shoulder, he has not had his usual success in employing his changeup.
According to BrooksBaseball.net, Wacha got swings-and-misses on 16.9 percent of his changeups in 15 starts prior to his disabled list stint. In the three starts since, he has induced only one whiff out of 21 changeups (4.8 percent).
Santiago Casilla gets the win in two-inning outing
Casilla was credited with the win, as he faced the minimum six batters. Yasiel Puig reached base on a Brandon Crawford throwing error, and Darwin Barney got on after Casilla hit him, but double play balls erased both batters.
Now 3-3 on the season, Casilla lowered his ERA to 1.76.
Jake Peavy settles for no-decision
Over his last six starts covering 41 innings, Peavy has allowed only five earned runs. He owns a 3.78 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 31 starts (197 2/3 innings). His final start of the regular season will come at home Saturday against San Diego.
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