Sam Dyson
Rangers' Sam Dyson: Registers 29th save of season Sunday
Sam Dyson, RP, TEX
8/28/2016
News: Dyson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit and two walks while striking out two to register his 29th save Sunday against the Indians.

Dyson has only held opponents scoreless in four of his last 10 outings, and his ERA has gone from 2.42 to 2.78 this month. He currently has his highest ERA since seeing regular work in 2014.

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Ryan Madson
Athletics' Ryan Madson: Notches 27th save Sunday
Ryan Madson, RP, OAK
8/28/2016
News: Madson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on two hits while striking out one to record his 27th save of the year Sunday against the Cardinals.

Madson hasn't allowed a run in nine August outings to lower his ERA from 3.89 to 3.13. Despite posting solid numbers, his ERA is over a full run higher than it was with the Royals in 2015, but he only needs five more saves the rest of the year to match his career high.

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Andrew Triggs
Athletics' Andrew Triggs: Earns first major-league win Sunday
Andrew Triggs, RP, OAK
8/28/2016
News: Triggs (1-1) allowed three runs on four hits while striking out eight over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Cardinals.

Since moving from the bullpen to the starting rotation on August 11, Triggs has allowed three or fewer runs in each of his four outings while firing quality starts in each of his last two appearances. In addition, he's fanned 20 batters over 21.2 innings in those four starts, and his 4.39 ERA and 1.23 WHIP could see improvement going forward.

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Steven Geltz
Rays' Steve Geltz: Optioned to Triple-A
Steven Geltz, RP, TB
8/28/2016
News: Geltz was sent back to Triple-A Durham following Sunday's game against the Astros, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.

The move opens up room on the 25-man roster for the anticipated return of Alex Cobb (elbow) from the disabled list Monday. The 28-year-old reliever allowed a run on three hits in Sunday's contest, but should still be a candidate to rejoin the club when rosters expand in September.

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Tony Watson
Pirates' Tony Watson: Notches 10th save of season Sunday
Tony Watson, RP, PIT
8/28/2016
News: Watson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit while striking out two to earn his 10th save of the season Sunday against the Brewers.

Watson has successfully closed out 10 of his 11 chances this month since taking over the closing duties for the Pirates, and he now has a 2.57 ERA. The fifth year reliever has kept his WHIP at or under his current number of 1.07 in each of the last four seasons.

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David Robertson
White Sox's David Robertson: Collects 33rd save of season Sunday
David Robertson, RP, CHW
8/28/2016
News: Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on two hits while striking out one to earn his 33rd save of the season Sunday against the Mariners.

Robertson has collected six saves and a win in his last seven outings since blowing his sixth save of the campaign earlier in the month, and he lowered his ERA to 3.67 in the process. Despite posting his worst ERA since 2010, he has a very realistic chance of matching his career-high in saves, which is 39.

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Louis Coleman
Dodgers' Louis Coleman: Will receive September call-up
Louis Coleman, RP, LAD
8/28/2016
News: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Coleman will be promoted to the big leagues when rosters expand Sept. 1, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Coleman, who last appeared for the Dodgers on Aug. 2, is nearing the finish line in his recovery from right shoulder fatigue, which resulted in his move to the DL a little over three weeks ago. The right-hander accrued a 3.70 ERA and 1.33 WHIP over 41.1 innings (50 appearances) with the Dodgers prior to his injury and is expected to slide into a middle-relief role once he rejoins the club.

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Casey Fien
Dodgers' Casey Fien: Will receive September call-up
Casey Fien, RP, LAD
8/28/2016
News: Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Sunday that Fien would be recalled when rosters expand Sept. 1, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Roberts also mentioned that pitcher Louis Coleman and utility man Austin Barnes would join the big club later this week, but said the club hasn't determined who else will be promoted beyond those players. Fien, who appeared in at least 60 games for the Twins each of the previous three seasons, has languished at the major-league level in 2016, producing a 5.30 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 37.1 innings. The 32-year-old probably won't be asked to fill many high-leverage innings for the Dodgers in September, but he'll still be able to help the team finish out less competitive games when necessary.

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Sean Doolittle
Athletics' Sean Doolittle: Could return in early September
Sean Doolittle, RP, OAK
8/28/2016
News: Doolittle (shoulder) could rejoin the Athletics for their homestand that begins Friday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Jane Lee reports.

Doolittle indicated he "felt good" Saturday in what marked his fifth rehab appearance for Triple-A Nashville, and with rosters set to expand Sept. 1, it looks like the reliever is on track to rejoin the big club in short order. Though the Athletics have a fairly unstable closing situation, it doesn't seem likely that Doolittle will be a candidate to challenge for ninth-inning duties right away, given that shoulder soreness has kept him on the DL since late June.

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Michael Blazek
Brewers' Michael Blazek: Begins throwing Sunday
Michael Blazek, RP, MIL
8/28/2016
News: Blazek (forearm) has resumed throwing, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Blazek's MRI revealed no significant damage to his forearm, so he'll continue throwing and work towards a mid-September return. Blazek had been a liability on the mound for the Brewers before landing on the DL on August 16. Over 40 innings (40.1 innings), he posted a 5.58 ERA and 1.88 WHIP while giving up home runs at a rate of 1.6 HR/9.

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