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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Santiago Casilla
Athletics' Santiago Casilla: Notches 13th save Sunday
Santiago Casilla, RP, OAK
2:54 PM
News: Casilla logged his 13th save in Sunday's 5-3 win over the White Sox, giving up an earned run on two hits over an inning.

The veteran closer makes it interesting more often than not, and Sunday was no exception. Casilla opened the ninth by surrendering a 400-foot home run to Melky Cabrera, but settled down and worked his way through the potent quartet of Jose Abreu, Avisail Garcia, Todd Frazier and Matt Davidson to seal the win. The 36-year-old right-hander has converted his last three save opportunities but has given up at least one earned run in two of those appearances. He continues to hold on to the ninth-inning job for the time being, although fellow veteran Sean Doolittle has proven to be a highly effective option against left-handed hitters since returning from a shoulder injury.

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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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Shawn Armstrong
Indians' Shawn Armstrong: Sent back to minors
Shawn Armstrong, RP, CLE
2:17 PM
News: Armstrong was optioned to Triple-A Columbus on Monday.

With Michael Brantley (ankle) returning from the disabled list ahead of Monday's series opener against the Rangers, Armstrong was the corresponding roster casualty. The 26-year-old, who owns a 5.02 ERA and 14:6 K:BB through 14.1 innings out of the Indians' bullpen this season, will remain an option for bullpen depth down the road.

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Chase Whitley
Rays' Chase Whitley: Blows save opportunity Sunday
Chase Whitley, RP, TB
2:05 PM
News: Whitley was charged with his first blown save in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Orioles, allowing an earned run on a solo home run over an inning. He also recorded a strikeout.

The right-handed reliever was taken deep for a game-tying solo shot by Jonathan Schoop in the eighth, erasing the slim 5-4 lead Whitley had been asked to preserve. The 28-year-old has shown some vulnerability lately, giving up seven earned runs across his last eight appearances. However, he maintains a solid 3.00 ERA, while his 0.94 WHIP is certainly keeping fantasy owners pleased.

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Bryan Morris
Bryan Morris: Opts for free agency
Bryan Morris, RP, SF
2:04 PM
News: Morris refused an outright assignment to Triple-A Fresno after clearing waivers Monday and will become a free agent, Robert Murray of FanRagSports.com reports.

After inking a minor-league deal with the Giants in the offseason, Morris was added to the 40-man roster and reported to the big club in May. Though the Giants are lacking in quality middle-relief options, Morris wasn't able to find a meaningful role out of the bullpen after being blasted for 15 runs in 21 innings over 20 appearances. He'll likely have to settle for a minor-league deal again in free agency, should he elect to pursue further opportunities this season.

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Tommy Hunter
Rays' Tommy Hunter: Impressive outing in Sunday's loss
Tommy Hunter, RP, TB
1:58 PM
News: Hunter was credited with his fifth hold in Sunday's 8-5 loss to the Orioles, firing a scoreless 1.2 innings and recording two strikeouts.

The veteran reliever was a bright spot in another otherwise rough afternoon for the Rays bullpen, ringing up his fourth hold in his last eight appearances. Hunter has provided scoreless efforts in six of those outings overall, and he continues to serve as one of the steadiest options in a relief corps that has been erratic on occasion this season.

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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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