Eric O'Flaherty
Athletics RP Eric O'Flaherty designated for assignment
Eric O'Flaherty, RP, OAK
4:56 PM
News: Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty has been designated for assignment to make room on the roster for Saturday starter Aaron Brooks.

O'Flaherty hasn't earned his spot. He has allowed 29 hits and 13 walks in 21 1/3 innings this season in compiling a 5.91 ERA.


Mark Lowe
RP Mark Lowe has disastrous debut with Blue Jays
Mark Lowe, RP, TOR
4:36 PM
News: Short reliever Mark Lowe arrived in Toronto via trade having allowed just four earned runs all season. He left the mound after his Blue Jays debut having surrendered three and was soon saddled with the defeat.

Lowe came on with a 5-4 lead and yielded a home run to Ben Zobrist, double to Lorenzo Cain, single to Eric Hosmer, single to Kendrys Morales and sacrifice fly to Alex Rios.

Two of the runs he surrendered with Seattle were scored on July 20. He has allowed four over his last nine innings pitched.


Greg Holland
Royals closer Greg Holland shaky, but snags save Saturday
Greg Holland, RP, KC
4:08 PM
News: Royals closer Greg Holland heightened the tension in a dramatic game Saturday in Toronto, but in the end was able to send the crowd home unhappy.

Holland arrived with a one-run lead and allowed a walk to pinch-hitter Troy Tulowitzki and single to Chris Colabello after retiring the first batter. But Ben Revere and Josh Donaldson grounded out to secure his 23rd save.

It was his seventh straight appearance in which he has allowed at least one baserunner.


Jonathan Aro
Red Sox send RP Jonathan Aro back down to Triple-A
Jonathan Aro, RP, BOS
11:40 AM
News: The Red Sox have demoted reliever Jonathan Aro to Triple-A Pawtucket, the Providence Journal has reported.

Aro had just been recalled Thursday and did not get a chance to pitch in his latest stint with Boston. He did get into three games in late June and early July, but allowed six runs on 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings.


Ryan Tepera
Blue Jays send RP Ryan Tepera to Buffalo
Ryan Tepera, RP, TOR
11:08 AM
News: The Blue Jays have optioned reliever Ryan Tepera to Triple-A Buffalo, per Sportsnet.

Tepera spent nearly a month with the big league club and performed well, posting a 2.28 ERA and allowing just 15 hits and four walks in 23 2/3 innings.


Cody Allen
Indians closer Cody Allen notches 21st save of the season
Cody Allen, RP, CLE
1:04 AM
News: Indians closer Cody Allen picked up his 21st save of the season on Friday against the Athletics.

Allen worked the ninth inning with ease, getting three consecutive outs on ground outs to second base.

Allen now has a 3.48 ERA in 40 1/3 innings of relief this season.


Brad Ziegler
Brad Ziegler earns 18th save for Diamondbacks
Brad Ziegler, RP, ARI
12:52 AM
News: Diamondbacks reliever Brad Ziegler pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out one, to save his 18th game of the season. 

Ziegler has converted 16 straight save opportunities. He has 17 scoreless outings in his last 18. 


Hector Rondon
Cubs closer Hector Rondon picks up 15th save of the season
Hector Rondon, RP, CHC
12:24 AM
News: Cubs closer Hector Rondon closed out the ninth inning of Friday's win over the Brewers and picked up his 15th save of the season in the process.

Rondon allowed one hit and struck out a batter during the outing. He now has a 1.72 ERA in 47 innings of relief this season.


Koji Uehara
Koji Uehara saves 23rd game for Red Sox
Koji Uehara, RP, BOS
12:00 AM
News: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth inning, striking out two batters and protecting a two-run lead. 

Uehara recorded his 23rd save of the season. It was his first save situation July 11, four appearances ago. He convered his 12th straight save opportunity and had his 10th scoreless outing in the last 11. 


A.J. Ramos
Marlins RP A.J. Ramos gives up four runs in extra-innings loss
A.J. Ramos, RP, MIA
News: Marlins closer A.J. Ramos took the loss in Friday's 8-3, 11-inning loss to the Padres. Ramos entered the game with two outs in the 10th and the score tied. He got out of that inning, but fell apart in the 11th, when he issued a walk with the bases loaded to push across the go-ahead run.

He was immediately lifted from the game, but the three runners he was responsible for all came in to score.

In all, Ramos pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on just one hit--but he walked three batters in his outing. Ramos has now allowed six runs over his last six appearances--all coming in two games. 


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