Phillies select Severino Gonzalez from minors, option Hector Neris
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The Phillies have selected the contract
of pitcher Severino Gonzalez
and optioned pitcher Hector Neris
to Triple-A Lehigh Valley, the team announced Monday.
Gonzalez was reportedly expected to get a call up to make the start for Philadelphia Tuesday against the Cardinals, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Gonzalez posted a 1-1 record in Triple-A with a 3.57 ERA and nine strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings pitched. Neris worked 2 2/3 scoreless innings this season with two strikeouts and one walk.
To make room for Gonzalez, pitcher Jonathan Pettibone was transferred to the 60-day DL with a shoulder injury.
Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon
picked up his fifth save of the season in Monday night's 4-1 victory over the Cardinals.
Papelbon gave up one hit but struck out two batters in the save opportunity. His ERA for the season is now 1.08. Only once in seven appearances has Papelbon given up a run this season.
Blue Jays closer Miguel Castro can't hold ninth-inning tie, takes loss
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Blue Jays closer Miguel Castro
(0-2) recorded one out in the bottom of the ninth inning of a tie game on Monday before allowing the Red Sox to rally with three hits and a wild pitch to push across the winning run.
Castro, who took the loss in Monday’s game, has also blown two of his last four save opportunities.
Blue Jays manager said he would have went with Brett Cecil to close
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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said that if a closer was needed Monday he would have
went with reliever Brett Cecil
, according to TSN 1050.
Miguel Castro has served as the Blue Jays closer this season but was used in the ninth inning of a tie game Monday, surrendering the game-winning run to the Red Sox.
Castro has blown two of his last four save opportunities.
Yankees RP Andrew Miller picks up save Monday
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Yankees pitcher Andrew Miller
picked up his eighth save of the season during Monday's 4-1 win over the Rays.
Miller's lone blemish during the ninth was a hit given up Evan Longoria to open the frame. Miller is a perfect 8 for 8 in save opportunities this season and he has not allowed a run over 8 1/3 innings.
Closer Koji Uehara earns win Monday in Red Sox walk-off victory
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Red Sox closer Koji Uehara
(2-1) rebounded from a blown save on Saturday to throw a pefect ninth inning, striking out two, and earn the win against the Blue Jays on Monday.
Uehara entered a tied game in the top of the ninth inning and was credited with the win when the Red Sox scored in the bottom half.
D-Backs P David Hernandez throws in extended spring game
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Diamondbacks reliever David Hernandez
allowed an infield hit in an extended spring game appearance this past Saturday, according to MLB.com
It was the first time Hernandez pitched in a game since he had Tommy John surgery a year ago. He threw 13 pitches in one inning. He's expected to pitch in another extended spring game on Tuesday and a total of five.
Once his extended spring games are over he'll begin a minor-league rehab assignment.
"I was excited just to feel a part of a team," Hernandez said. "It was just a weight off my shoulders. It felt good to be back out there. The command wasn't anywhere near where I wanted it to be."
Mets closer Jeurys Familia picks up another save in win Monday
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Mets closer Jeurys Familia
worked a perfect ninth inning in New York's 3-1 win over the Marlins Monday. Familia finished things off in style with a strikeout and two groundouts in the inning for his ninth save of the year.
Familia lowered his ERA to 1.69 with 13 strikeouts and just three walks on the year.
Marlins closer Steve Cishek blows save, picks up loss Monday
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Marlins closer Steve Cishek
had a game to forget in Miami's 3-1 loss to the Mets Monday. Cishek came on in the ninth with a 1-0 lead over the Mets, who were unable to put anything together offensively through eight innings.
Cishek allowed a lead off double to Juan Lagares before walking Lucas Duda. After forcing a pop out, Cishek gave up the big one, a three-run home run to Daniel Murphy to give New York a 3-1 lead and the eventual win.
Cishek, now 0-1 with one save, ballooned his ERA to 11.37 on the season.
Padres pitcher Shawn Kelley throws to live hitters Monday
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Padres pitcher Shawn Kelley was able to throw against live hitters
before Monday's game, according to MLB.com.
Kelly, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a strained left calf, was placed on the disabled list three days ago and doesn't believe he will be out for long. Kelley has an 0-2 record with a 10.13 ERA in 5 1/3 innings so far this season.