Shawn Kelley
Nationals' Shawn Kelley: Resumes throwing long toss
Shawn Kelley, RP, WAS
3:42 PM
News: Kelley (neck) was able to take part in long toss prior to Monday's game against the Cubs, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Kelley could advance to the next phase of the rehab process and throw off a mound in the coming days, but it's not looking like he'll be activated from the disabled list at any point this week. Once the Nationals deem Kelley fit to pitch in games, he may be in store for lower-leverage work after laboring through his first 22 appearances of the season. He's already allowed nine home runs in just 18 innings, which has kept his ERA at a bloated 7.00.

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Koda Glover
Nationals' Koda Glover: Yet to begin throwing program
Koda Glover, RP, WAS
3:37 PM
News: Glover (back) hasn't resumed throwing since landing on the 10-day disabled list June 11, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Glover's lack of activity more than two weeks removed from suffering the injury is somewhat concerning, and could put him at risk of remaining sidelined through the All-Star break. Nationals manager Dusty Baker has seemed to rely on Matt Albers and Enny Romero as his primary options to close out games while Glover has been sidelined, but no pitcher in the team's mess of a bullpen has performed well enough to create much separation from his competition this season. Even if Glover is able to reclaim the closing gig once he returns from the DL, it wouldn't be surprising if the team pursued an upgrade via trade to eventually displace him from those duties.

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Dylan Floro
Cubs' Dylan Floro: Sent to minors
Dylan Floro, RP, CHC
2:53 PM
News: Floro was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

With Jeimer Candelario joining the team from Triple-A to temporarily fill in for the injured Addison Russell (shoulder), Floro was sent back to Iowa as the corresponding roster casualty. The 26-year-old didn't appear in a game during his latest stint with the big club, but he compiled a 8.53 ERA and 2.21 WHIP in 6.1 innings with the Cubs earlier in the season. He'll likely be back in the majors sometime later in the year, and could even rejoin the team once Russell is healthy.

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Kenley Jansen
Dodgers' Kenley Jansen: Walks first batter, remains dominant
Kenley Jansen, RP, LAD
1:45 PM
News: Jansen recorded a five-out save Sunday, striking out two and walking his first batter of the 2017 season in a win over the Rockies.

It took 30 games for the dominant closer to finally issue his first free pass of the season, an impressive feat to say the least. With a 0.83 ERA and an astronomical 52.0 K/BB ratio, it's hard to find a better closer in the game right now.

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Trevor Rosenthal
Cardinals' Trevor Rosenthal: Gets one-out victory Sunday
Trevor Rosenthal, RP, STL
1:36 PM
News: Rosenthal (2-3) recorded a strikeout against the only batter he faced in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Pirates.

The hard-throwing reliever impressively mowed down Josh Harrison on three pitches after coming on in relief of Matt Bowman in the seventh with two out and a man on third. Rosenthal then became eligible for the win once the Cardinals exploded for four runs in the home half of the frame, leading to his first victory since May 9. The 27-year-old now has four scoreless efforts in his last five appearances and has a 15:5 K:BB over 9.1 June innings.

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Mark Leiter
Phillies' Mark Leiter: Named Wednesday's starter
Mark Leiter, RP, PHI
1:23 PM
News: Leiter was confirmed as the starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Jim Salisbury of CSN Philadelphia reports.

With Jerad Eickhoff (back) not quite ready to return to the rotation, Leiter will get another chance to start in his place. The 26-year-old impressed in his first spot start for the Phillies, allowing just three hits and a walk while striking out five batters in six scoreless frames against a potent Diamondbacks offense. He'll look to keep it up against a hot-hitting Seattle offense that has scored the most runs in the majors this month.

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Edubray Ramos
Phillies' Edubray Ramos: Optioned down to minors
Edubray Ramos, RP, PHI
12:46 PM
News: Ramos was optioned to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Monday.

Ramos has been atrocious over his last five appearances, allowing nine earned runs over just 1.1 innings and suffering four losses in that span. It's a rapid downfall for the young right-hander, who had a 3.03 ERA prior to that stretch and was emerging as one of the more reliable setup arms in the Philadelphia bullpen. He'll get a chance to refine his mechanics in the minors, as Ricardo Pinto takes his place on the roster.

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Randall Delgado
Diamondbacks' Randall Delgado: No-decision in fifth start of season
Randall Delgado, RP, ARI
6/25/2017
News: Delgado pitched well over five innings Sunday, giving up no runs on four hits while striking out four and walking one against the Phillies. He received a no-decision in a 2-1 extra-innings victory.

The 27-year-old held his own in the spot start, improving his ERA to 3.11 in 56.2 innings this year. Delgado received the start to allow an extra day of rest for Taijuan Walker, so he'll more than likely head back to the Arizona bullpen as a long reliever until the team requires another spot start.

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Rafael Montero
Mets' Rafael Montero: Earns first victory
Rafael Montero, RP, NYM
6/25/2017
News: Montero grabbed his first win of the year Sunday, giving up one earned run on five hits while striking out seven in San Francisco. He lasted 5.2 innings.

The seven K's are a season high for the Dominican native, who still owns an ugly 5.63 ERA despite allowing just two earned runs across his last 12.1 innings. It's unclear whether the reliever will take another turn in the rotation, as that decision likely hinges on the availability of Zack Wheeler (biceps) for Saturday's matchup against the Phillies.

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AJ Ramos
Marlins' A.J. Ramos: Collects 12th save
AJ Ramos, RP, MIA
6/25/2017
News: Ramos pitched 1.1 scoreless innings with a strikeout to record his 12th save of the season during Sunday's win over the Cubs.

Ramos has posted a 3.62 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 12.2 K/9 this season and has now converted nine of his past 10 save opportunities. He has a firm grasp on the closer role and projects to remain a mid-tier relief option going forward.

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