Sam Dyson
Giants' Sam Dyson: Collects 12th save
Sam Dyson, RP, SF
8/23/2017
News: Dyson allowed a solo home run but still recorded his 12th save of the season during Wednesday's win over the Brewers.

Dyson has now converted 12 of 13 save opportunities as a Giant this season, and he has only allowed three runs through 21 innings since emerging as the San Francisco closer. The strong stretch has his fantasy value on the rise. However, he still owns a 5.40 ERA for the year, so expectations should remain in check.

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Ryan Madson
Nationals' Ryan Madson: Visiting specialist in Arizona
Ryan Madson, RP, WAS
8/23/2017
News: Madson (finger) is getting his sprained finger analyzed in Arizona, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Madson has been experiencing recurring pain in his finger, so the Nationals decided to send him to a specialist to figure out the severity of the issue and how to proceed with treatment. He's been sidelined since Aug. 17 due to the injury. More should be known once the results of his visit are disclosed.

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Trevor Rosenthal
Cardinals' Trevor Rosenthal: Will undergo Tommy John surgery
Trevor Rosenthal, RP, STL
8/23/2017
News: Rosenthal will require Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow, Derrick Goold of the St. Loius Post-Dispatch reports.

This is tough news for Rosenthal, as a second opinion from Dr. Neal ElAttrache confirmed he's dealing with a tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow that will require surgery to repair. The good news is he's not dealing with a total UCL rupture, according to David Solomon of 550 KTRS, though his status for 2018 remains up in the air. Seung Hwan Oh should now be first in line for saves in St. Louis for the remainder of the season.

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Blake Wood
Reds' Blake Wood: Designated for assignment
Blake Wood, RP, CIN
8/23/2017
News: Wood was designated for assignment Wednesday.

Wood had a treacherous outing Wednesday. In just an inning of work he gave up five runs on three hits and three walks, which drove his ERA and WHIP up to 5.65 and 1.62, respectively. In a corresponding move, the Reds selected Alejandro Chacin's contract from Triple-A Louisville.

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Josh Lucas
Cardinals' Josh Lucas: Returns to Triple-A
Josh Lucas, RP, STL
8/23/2017
News: Lucas was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday.

Lucas' first stint in the majors lasted just four days, during which he pitched four innings over two games. Batters enjoyed facing Lucas, as he gave up five hits in that time, with two of them being home runs. He'll look to improve his game at Memphis, where he's notched a 3.34 ERA and 1.17 WHIP over 43 games (56.2 innings) this season.

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Edgar Santana
Pirates' Edgar Santana: Returning to Triple-A
Edgar Santana, RP, PIT
8/23/2017
News: Santana was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

With Angel Sanchez headed to the majors, Santana is returning to Indianapolis just a day after being recalled. He pitched two innings against the Dodgers on Tuesday and gave up two runs, which brought his ERA up to 6.52 for the season.

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Angel Sanchez
Pirates' Angel Sanchez: Headed to majors
Angel Sanchez, RP, PIT
8/23/2017
News: Sanchez was called up from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday.

Sanchez has been a decent bullpen option for for Indianapolis this season. He's pitched 55.1 innings over 39 games, during which he's built a 3.74 ERA and 1.19 WHIP. Additionally, he's managed to strike out 65 batters in that time. He'll likely be used in low-leverage situations for the Pirates.

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A.J. Minter
Braves' A.J. Minter: Added to Atlanta bullpen
A.J. Minter, RP, ATL
8/23/2017
News: Minter's contract was selected from Triple-A Gwinnett by the Braves on Wednesday.

Despite struggling with Gwinnett this season, Minter will get his first-ever taste of the majors. Over 17 games (15.1 innings) of Triple-A ball, the southpaw posted a 17:10 K:BB and threw for a 4.70 ERA and 1.66 WHIP. In a corresponding move, Max Fried was optioned to Gwinnett.

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Brent Suter
Brewers' Brent Suter: Throws bullpen session Wednesday
Brent Suter, RP, MIL
8/23/2017
News: Suter (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Barring any setbacks, Suter is on track to be activated in late August or early September. Suter had been struggling prior to hitting the DL, as he'd allowed 13 runs over his previous three starts (14.1 innings).

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Asher Wojciechowski
Reds' Asher Wojciechowski: Scheduled to start Wednesday
Asher Wojciechowski, RP, CIN
8/23/2017
News: Wojciechowski will move back into the rotation to start Wednesday's game against the Cubs, Andrew Call of MLB.com reports.

Wojciechowski has bounced between the rotation and bullpen for much of August as a result of the team's other starting options suffering from injuries or poor performance, but he could be in store for a longer look in a starting role after Scott Feldman was moved to the 10-day disabled list and shut down for the season after undergoing arthroscopic right knee surgery. Though Wojciechowski will take the hill Wednesday for what would have been Feldman's scheduled turn in the rotation, the right-hander may need to curb his home-run issues if he hopes to maintain his spot. He served up two long balls against this same Cubs squad in his last start back on Aug. 14 and has yielded 12 taters in just 50.1 innings on the season.

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