Samuel Deduno
Astros announce rotation plans for final series
Samuel Deduno, RP, HOU
6:17 PM
News: The Astros named the team's probable starters for the final series of the season this weekend against the Mets, reports.

Brad Peacock will get the start Friday as expected, while Samuel Deduno is slated to take the mound Saturday. Nick Tropeano has been tabbed to make the team's final start Sunday.


Jenrry Mejia
Jenrry Mejia to undergo sports hernia surgery next week
Jenrry Mejia, RP, NYM
6:02 PM
News: Mets closer Jenrry Mejia is scheduled to undergo sports hernia surgery on Oct. 2, reports.

Mejia has pitched with the injury through the second half of the season, and he should remain available over the final week before having the procedure. He owns a 3.77 ERA and 94:40 K:BB ratio in 90 2/3 innings along with 27 saves.


Jonathan Papelbon
Jonathan Papelbon returns from suspension
Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI
5:52 PM
News: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon returns from a seven-game suspension Tuesday, and he'll immediately slide back into a ninth-inning role, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

"He’s our closer right now, as we speak," manager Ryne Sandberg said.

Papelbon was ejected after making an obsence gesture to the crowd upon blowing a three-run lead in his last outing. The league later slapped him with a seven-game suspension. Papelbon owns a 2.10 ERA and 61:15 K:BB ratio in 64 1/3 innings to go with 37 saves.


Steven Wright
Steven Wright named Friday starter
Steven Wright, RP, BOS
5:44 PM
News: Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will start the opener of the final series of the season Friday when the Yankees come to town, reports.

Wright was likely to earn the nod after the team shuffled the rotation Sunday, but the Red Sox made it official Tuesday. He owns a 3.38 ERA and 18:2 K:BB ratio in 16 innings over five relief outings.


Jeurys Familia
Jeurys Familia could be in 2015 closer mix
Jeurys Familia, RP, NYM
1:36 PM
News: Mets manager Terry Collins told the Newark Star-Ledger that he wants Jeurys Familia to enter spring training next season with the goal of being the team's closer. Collins indicated that Familia would have an opportunity to close in 2015, particularly if Bobby Parnell has not completed his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Familia has saved five games this season, but has served primarily in a setup role. In addition to getting 21 holds, he has posted a 2-5 record and a 2.30 ERA in 73 appearances.


Todd Redmond
Blue Jays planning for bullpen day on Thursday
Todd Redmond, RP, TOR
11:33 AM
News: With Marcus Stroman serving a five-game suspension and unable to take his usual turn in the Blue Jays' rotation, manager John Gibbons told the Toronto Sun he plans to use a committee of relievers to replace the 23-year-old rookie.

Gibbons has not yet determined who will start Thursday's game against the Mariners, but Todd Redmond, Daniel Norris and Sean Nolin are all candidates to appear in some role. 


Santiago Casilla
Santiago Casilla gets the win in two-inning outing
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF
10:40 AM
News: Giants manager Bruce Bochy called upon Santiago Casilla in Monday's extra-inning affair against the Dodgers, and he held the opponent scoreless for the 11th and 12th innings. That kept the Giants alive, making their three-run 13th inning and 5-2 victory possible.

Casilla was credited with the win, as he faced the minimum six batters. Yasiel Puig reached base on a Brandon Crawford throwing error, and Darwin Barney got on after Casilla hit him, but double play balls erased both batters.

Now 3-3 on the season, Casilla lowered his ERA to 1.76.


Kevin Quackenbush
Kevin Quackenbush collects sixth save
Kevin Quackenbush, RP, SD
1:02 AM
News: Padres closer Kevin Quackenbush converted his sixth save of the season Monday night at home against the Rockies. He struck out one and allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning of work for the save. He needed 19 pitches to close out a 1-0 victory. He has converted 6 of 7 save chances, with a 2.58 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over 52 1/3 innings of relief.

Neftali Feliz
Neftali Feliz slams door shut on Astros
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX
News: Rangers closer Neftali Feliz worked a scoreless ninth inning for the save Monday night at home against the Astros. Feliz permitted one hit and needed 19 pitches to close out a 4-3 victory. He has converted 12 of 13 save chances, with a 2.12 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP over 29 2/3 innings of relief.

Mark Melancon
Mark Melancon fans two, converts save No. 32
Mark Melancon, RP, PIT
News: Pirates closer Mark Melancon struck out two and needed 20 pitches to complete a 1-2-3 ninth inning to secure a 1-0 victory over Atlanta on Monday. He has converted 32 of 36 save chances, with a 1.93 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP over 70 innings of relief.

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