German Marquez
Rockies' German Marquez: Takes first loss against Giants
German Marquez, RP, COL
3:26 AM
News: Marquez (1-1) allowed six runs on 12 hits over 4.1 innings in a loss Tuesday to the Giants.

After an excellent outing his first time out against the Cardinals, Marquez was hammered by the Giants. He surrendered two home runs, two triples and two doubles among the 12 hits as he just left cookie after cookie in the strike zone for Giants hitters. Hopefully these are just growing pains for the 21-year-old Marquez, who was excellent in the minors this year, with a 3.13 ERA and 155:39 K:BB over 166.2 innings across the two highest minor league levels.

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Mark Melancon
Nationals' Mark Melancon: Nails 44th save Tuesday
Mark Melancon, RP, WAS
2:04 AM
News: Melancon nailed his 44th save by pitching a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout Tuesday against Arizona.

Melancon has been one of the league's most effective closers with 95 saves since the start of the 2015 season. His 8.30 K/9 has risen more than a full strikeout per nine innings compared to last season.

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Sam Dyson
Rangers' Sam Dyson: Notches 37th save against Brewers
Sam Dyson, RP, TEX
12:20 AM
News: Dyson picked up his 37th save despite a pair of walks Tuesday against the Brewers.

Dyson has given up three walks and a hit in his past two outings, but no runs have come around to score. For a closer, Dyson's 53:23 K:BB is downright ugly, but his excellent 64.8 percent groundball rate has carried him to a 2.47 ERA and 37 saves in 42 chances.

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Luis Cessa
Yankees' Luis Cessa: Quality start in Tuesday's no-decision
Luis Cessa, RP, NYY
9/27/2016
News: Cessa allowed two runs on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts over six innings in Tuesday's no-decision against the Red Sox.

This was Cessa's first start without giving up a homer in his last seven tries, so it's not surprising that he's still winless since Aug. 26. The rookie's upside is capped by the combination of his poor K/9 (5.57) and astronomical HR/9 (2.09). He'll get one more look in the season finale Sunday against Baltimore.

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Matt Reynolds
Giants' Matt Reynolds: Designated for assignment
Matt Reynolds, RP, SF
9/27/2016
News: Reynolds was designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports.

The Giants needed to add depth at other positions and Reynolds was a roster casualty. The 31-year-old lefty allowed just one run in his first six appearances with San Francisco but was then knocked around for four runs in his last appearance, while failing to record an out. He will now be subjected to waivers.

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Mike Dunn
Marlins' Mike Dunn: Earns win Monday with perfect relief inning
Mike Dunn, RP, MIA
9/27/2016
News: Dunn was credited with the win Monday after tossing a perfect fourth inning. He struck out two.

Dunn bumps his record to 5-1 on the year, but Monday's win was all about being in the right place at the right time. Adam Conley managed just three innings in his return from a DL stint so the starter was not eligible for the win despite departing with a 7-0 lead. Dunn has posted a solid 3.07 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 41 innings in relief this season.

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Zach McAllister
Indians' Zach McAllister: Will get spot start Wednesday
Zach McAllister, RP, CLE
9/27/2016
News: McAllister will start Wednesday's game in Detroit, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

The Indians have shaken up their rotation for the rest of the week after clinching the division on Monday. McAllister will start what amounts to a bullpen game Wednesday, as he has not logged more than two innings in an outing all season.

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Dillon Gee
Royals' Dillon Gee: Shut down for season with blood clots
Dillon Gee, RP, KC
9/27/2016
News: Gee has been shut down for the year after being hospitalized because of blood clots in his lungs and shoulder, the Kansas City Star's Rustin Dodd reports.

This is the kind of medical issue that can be a career ender, so this is extremely serious. He was experiencing shortness of breath after Sunday's game and needed to be hospitalized until Tuesday.

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Brady Dragmire
Blue Jays' Brady Dragmire: Designated for assignment
Brady Dragmire, RP, TOR
9/27/2016
News: Dragmire was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

The Blue Jays will designate Dragmire in order to clear a spot on the 40-man roster. He has a 4.38 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 41 strikeouts in 72 innings with Double-A New Hampshire this year.

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Joaquin Benoit
Blue Jays' Joaquin Benoit: Has torn calf
Joaquin Benoit, RP, TOR
9/27/2016
News: Benoit (calf) has a torn calf according to manager John Gibbons, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

The 39-year-old incurred the injury running in from the bullpen during a brawl Monday, and it seems that one of the worst-case scenarios came to fruition. This is a huge blow to the Blue Jays, as Benoit had only allowed one earned run in 23.2 innings since being traded to Toronto over the summer. It's unclear how severe the tear is, although the right-hander could be out for most if not all of the postseason if the Blue Jays qualify.

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