Frank De Los Santos
White Sox outright Frank De Los Santos to Triple-A
Frank De Los Santos, RP, CHW
6:05 PM
News: The White Sox outrighted pitcher Frank De Los Santos to Triple-A Charlotte, the team announced Wednesday.

De Los Santos spent most of his time at Charlotte this season, posting a 5.75 ERA and 17:17 K:BB ratio in 36 innings. The move opens up a 40-man roster spot for the White Sox.

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Neil Ramirez
Justin Grimm, Neil Ramirez to remain relievers for Cubs
Neil Ramirez, RP, CHC
9/30/2014
News: Cubs president Theo Epstein said Tuesday pitchers Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez will remain in the bullpen next season, according to ESPN.

Grimm was 5-2 with a 3.78 ERA in 73 relief appearances this season, while Ramirez went 3-3 with a 1.44 ERA and three saves in 50 appearances.

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Eric O'Flaherty
A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty left off roster for AL wild-card game
Eric O'Flaherty, RP, OAK
9/30/2014
News: Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty was left off Tuesday's roster for the AL wild-card game at Kansas City due to a reported arm injury, according to MLB.com. Yahoo! Sports reported earlier in the week O'Flaherty has a sore elbow.
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Koji Uehara
Red Sox hoping to retain Koji Uehara in 2015
Koji Uehara, RP, BOS
9/29/2014
News: Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Monday that he would like to retain Koji Uehara next season.

"It's no secret we'd like to retain Koji. He's the guy we want to anchor the back of our bullpen," Farrell said.

Uehara pitched only three times since he was booted out of the closer role in early September. He struck out five and allowed one hit and no runs over his final three innings of work.

The 39-year-old from Japan converted 26 of 31 save chances, with a 2.52 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP and an 80:8 K:BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings of relied this season. He will be a free agent heading into 2015.

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Francisco Rodriguez
Francisco Rodriguez open to re-signing with Brewers
Francisco Rodriguez, RP, MIL
9/29/2014
News: Francisco Rodriguez told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after Sunday's season finale against the Cubs that he would be open to re-signing with the Brewers.

"I definitely know where I want to be. I want to be here," Rodriguez said. "But it is not my decision. There are a lot of things the front office has to do over the course of the winter. They know how I feel. My heart is going to always be here."

Rodriguez, who will be a free agent heading into the 2015 season, converted 44 of 49 save chances, with a 3.04 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 73:18 K:BB ratio over 68 innings. He currently sits in 10th place on the all-time saves list with 348.

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Brandon Kintzler
Brandon Kintzler to undergo knee surgery
Brandon Kintzler, RP, MIL
9/28/2014
News: Brewers pitcher Brandon Kintzler will undergo surgery on his let patella Tuesday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The pitcher said he has been playing with the issue for almost two years.
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LaTroy Hawkins
LaTroy Hawkins makes career appearance No. 1,000
LaTroy Hawkins, RP, COL
9/28/2014
News: Rockies closer LaTroy Hawkins reached a milestone Saturday against the Dodgers.

Hawkins entered the game with two outs in the ninth and became the 16th pitcher in the history of the league to appear 1,000 games. The 41-year-old veteran forced Darwin Barney to fly out for the final out of the frame. He owns a 3.31 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and a 32:13 K:BB ratio over 54 1/3 innings of relief this season.

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Jake Petricka
Jake Petricka exits game with stiff lower back
Jake Petricka, RP, CHW
9/27/2014
News: White Sox closer Jake Petricka was forced out of Saturday's game against the Royals with a stiff lower back, the team announced. Petricka issued a walk to Alex Gordon to start the ninth and was immediately replaced by Javy Guerra, who picked up the save.

Petricka has converted 14 of 18 save chances, with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 73 innings of work. His status for the final game of the season remains uncertain.

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Craig Kimbrel
Craig Kimbrel escapes tough outing with the save
Craig Kimbrel, RP, ATL
9/27/2014
News: Braves closer Craig Kimbrel struck out one and worked his way around a walk and a hit in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 4-2 victory over the Phillies. He has converted 46 of 50 save chances, with a 1.63 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 60 2/3 innings of relief.
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James Russell
James Russell named starter for season finale
James Russell, RP, ATL
9/27/2014
News: The Braves announced that left-hander James Russell will make the start in Sunday's season finale against Philadelphia. Russell owns a 3.19 ERA and a 1.16 WHIP over 53 2/3 innings of relief this season.
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