Dellin Betances
Yankees' Dellin Betances: Strikes out two en route to hold
Dellin Betances, RP, NYY
6:57 AM
News: Betances pitched a perfect inning while striking out two and notching his fourth hold of the season in Wednesday's win over the Red Sox.

After taking the blown save and a loss in his second appearance of the season, Betances has been as good as advertising yet again. The 29-year-old has given up just one run over seven innings, striking out 11 batters in that span for a 14.1 K/9. He'll continue to be a strong source of strikeouts and holds, but he likely won't factor into many decisions.

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Tony Watson
Pirates' Tony Watson: Racks up save No. 7 on Wednesday
Tony Watson, RP, PIT
6:13 AM
News: Watson gave up a hit over 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday to pick up his seventh save of the season in a 6-5 win over the Cubs.

After Daniel Hudson served up a two-run shot to Anthony Rizzo in the eighth inning to close the gap to one run, Watson came in to finish the inning. The lefty ran into some danger of his own in the ninth, but got a double play out of Albert Almora with runners on first and second to seal the victory. Watson's 0.96 ERA appears elite, but his 5:5 K:BB through 9.1 innings is not up to his usual standards and could be a sign of trouble down the road.

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Zach Britton
Orioles' Zach Britton: Aiming for Sunday return
Zach Britton, RP, BAL
6:13 AM
News: Britton (forearm) will pitch Friday at Double-A Bowie and could be activated from the DL on Sunday, Roch Kubatko of MASN reports.

Although he is eligible to return from the DL, Britton won't be activated before Sunday in New York. After Friday's outing, the Orioles will decide whether he needs another outing in the minors. The closer hasn't pitched since April 14 in Toronto. He's allowed one run in seven innings and gone five-for-five chances, but he's also surrendered 10 hits and walked three batters.

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Pedro Baez
Dodgers' Pedro Baez: Gives up first run in loss
Pedro Baez, RP, LAD
2:41 AM
News: Baez gave up a run while striking out two in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Giants.

The 29-year-old had tossed seven shutout innings before giving up a game-tying home run to Michael Morse. Fellow reliever, Sergio Romo, also gave up a homer Wednesday, so Baez's role as manager Dave Roberts' right-handed setup man appears to be safe, making him the most-appealing target for holds on the Dodgers.

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Sergio Romo
Dodgers' Sergio Romo: Continues to struggle Wednesday
Sergio Romo, RP, LAD
2:34 AM
News: Romo recorded just one out before surrendering a two-run home run in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Giants.

Romo was brought into the game to protect a three-run lead against his former club, but he served up a two-run blast to Christian Arroyo, which sparked a late-inning comeback for the Giants. The veteran reliever technically earned his third hold of the season Wednesday, but with a 10.57 ERA in 10 appearances, even owners in holds leagues will find it hard to roster him until he settles down.

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Mauricio Cabrera
Braves' Mauricio Cabrera: Rehab assignment set
Mauricio Cabrera, RP, ATL
4/26/2017
News: Cabrera is set to begin his minor-league rehab assignment with High-A Florida Friday, Kevin McAlpin of 680 The Fan reports.

Cabrera will throw one inning Friday and hopefully toss two more in his next outing barring any setbacks. If all goes well in Florida, the 23-year-old will then head to Triple-A Gwinnett where he'll get his footing before returning to the Braves' bullpen.

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Paul Fry
Orioles' Paul Fry: Sent back to minors
Paul Fry, RP, BAL
4/26/2017
News: Fry was optioned back to Triple-A Norfolk, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Fry was sent back to Norfolk before making an appearance with the Orioles. A corresponding move hasn't been announced, though Joey Rickard (finger) could possibly be activated from the DL if his minor-league rehab double-header went off without a hitch Wednesday. Fry should slot back in to Norfolk's bullpen upon his arrival, and could eventually be recalled should the Orioles need another reliever.

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Aroldis Chapman
Yankees' Aroldis Chapman: Picks up fifth save Wednesday
Aroldis Chapman, RP, NYY
4/26/2017
News: Chapman allowed a run on one hit and two walks while striking out two in an inning of work to record his fifth save of the season in Wednesday's 3-1 win over the Red Sox.

It's the first run the big lefty's allowed this season, while all four of his walks have come in his last four appearances. That's about as close to a slump as Chapman has gotten in 2017, given his 11:4 K:BB in 7.1 innings, and as the core of the young Yankees roster continues to gel he should continue to pile up, and convert, save opportunities.

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Koda Glover
Nationals' Koda Glover: Eying activation when eligible
Koda Glover, RP, WAS
4/26/2017
News: Glover (hip) is expecting to be activated from the 10-day disabled list once eligible, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post reports.

Glover was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left hip impingement earlier Wednesday, though he said he is "extremely confident" that he'll be ready to go once his 10 days are up. He's allowed four runs and struck out six through 8.2 innings this season, collecting two saves in the process. Shawn Kelley should take over the bulk of closing duties while Glover is sidelined.

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Cody Allen
Indians' Cody Allen: Notches fourth save Wednesday
Cody Allen, RP, CLE
4/26/2017
News: Allen struck out two in 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday to pick up his fourth save of the season in a 7-6 win over the Astros.

The Cleveland righty has been dominant to begin the season, striking out multiple batters in all but one of his appearances so far to give him a 17:1 K:BB through eight innings. Even with Andrew Miller in the bullpen alongside him, Allen remains the team's primary closer.

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