Addison Reed
Addison Reed fans two for save No. 27
Addison Reed, RP, ARI
1:21 AM
News: Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed struck out two and worked his way past a base hit in a scoreless ninth inning for the save Thursday night at home against the Pirates. He has converted 27 of 32 save attempts, with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings of relief.

Chasen Shreve
Chasen Shreve sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett
Chasen Shreve, RP, ATL
1:12 AM
News: The Braves optioned left-hander Chasen Shreve down to Triple-A Gwinnett following Thursday's game against the Dodgers. Shreve allowed one run in five innings of relief this season.

Cesar Jimenez
Phillies recall Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A
Cesar Jimenez, RP, PHI
12:51 AM
News: The Phillies have recalled reliever Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Thursday's win over Washington. Jimenez will take over the roster spot of Cliff Lee, who landed on the disabled list with an elbow issue. 

Dan Jennings
Marlins shuffle roster following loss to Reds
Dan Jennings, RP, MIA
News: The Marlins announced several roster moves following Thursday's loss to Cincinnati. The team optioned Dan Jennings and Ed Lucas down to Triple-A New Orleans. The team will promote Jarred Cosart and Kike Hernandez. Cosart will make his season debut Friday night against the Reds.

Aroldis Chapman
Aroldis Chapman shakes off injury scare, collects 24th save
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN
News: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman worked past a minor hamstring tweak and picked up the save Thursday night in Miami. Chapman struck out one and issued a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 3-1 victory. He has converted 24 saves in 26 attempts, with a 2.10 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP over 34 1/3 innings of relief.


Hector Rondon
Hector Rondon escapes shaky outing with the save
Hector Rondon, RP, CHC
News: Cubs closer Hector Rondon was not at his best but still managed to pick up the save Thursday afternoon at home against the Rockies.

Rondon allowed back-to-back singles to start the ninth, but settled down with a pair of strikeouts to close out a 3-1 victory. He allowed two hits and no walks while striking out two over a scoreless frame. He has converted 14 saves in 17 attempts, with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 40 1/3 innings.

Jason Lane
Jason Lane outrighted to Triple-A
Jason Lane, RP, SD
News: The Padres outrighted pitcher Jason Lane to Triple-A El Paso Thursday, two days after he was designated for assignment.

Lane appeared in three games for the Padres, allowing just one run in 10 1/3 innings while going 0-1.  


Joaquin Benoit
Padres do not trade Joaquin Benoit by Thursday's deadline
Joaquin Benoit, RP, SD
News: Although it seemed likely the Padres were going to trade closer Joaquin Benoit, they did not strike a deal by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Neil Ramirez
Neil Ramirez expects minimal DL stay
Neil Ramirez, RP, CHC
News: Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez is on the disabled list with soreness in his right triceps, but he shouldn't be gone long.

Ramirez told Thursday he expects to return to the majors as soon as his DL stint is up, and has been doing extra conditioning and training work since hitting the shelf to get back to form.

"It's something that started creeping in the last couple outings," Ramirez said.

He is eligible to return to the majors Aug. 10, and will work on rehabilitation at the team's spring training facility in Arizona. 


Oliver Perez
Diamondbacks fielding calls for Oliver Perez
Oliver Perez, RP, ARI
News: The Diamondbacks have not received many trade offers leading up to the deadline, but the Arizona Republic reports Thursday reliever Oliver Perez is one possibility to move before 4 p.m.

Perez has emerged as a valuable contributor out of the Diamondbacks bullpen, posting a 1.94 ERA in 41 2/3 innings of work as a left-handed specialist. 


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