Ben Lively
Phillies' Ben Lively: Promoted to Triple-A
Ben Lively, SP, PHI
9:40 AM
News: Lively was promoted to Triple-A Lehigh Valley on Friday, CSN Philadelphia's Jim Salisbury reports.

Mark Appel was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder strain, which opened the door for a well-deserved promotion for Lively. He'll slot into the Iron Pigs' rotation after posting a 1.87 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 49:15 K:BB in 53 innings at Double-A this year. He actually had over 250 innings under his belt at Double-A dating back to his days in the Reds' organization, so this promotion was a long time coming.

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Mark Appel
Phillies' Mark Appel: Placed on minor league DL
Mark Appel, SP, PHI
9:18 AM
News: Appel was placed on the minor league DL Friday with a right shoulder strain, the Philadelphia Inquirer's Matt Breen reports.

His fastball velocity had been down in his last start, topping out at 89 mph before being pulled in the first inning Sunday. Appel has been a disappointment ever since getting drafted with the top pick in the 2013 draft, but his previous failings have been performance related. This shoulder injury might be a queue to move on from Appel in dynasty leagues where fewer than 150 prospects are rostered.

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Wily Peralta
Brewers' Wily Peralta: Wins third game of season
Wily Peralta, SP, MIL
5/26/2016
News: Peralta (3-5) only tossed 5.1 innings with two earned runs, seven hits, two walks and four strikeouts, but it was enough to get the win Thursday against the Braves.

Peralta struggles with effectiveness, and needed 95 pitches to cover 5.1 frames, but this time it was enough for the win. For what it's worth, Peralta also contributed at the plate with a two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning. Peralta saw his ERA drop for the second straight game, and now it sits at 6.62. His next start will happen against the Cardinals next Tuesday.

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Matt Wisler
Braves' Matt Wisler: Quality start despite loss
Matt Wisler, SP, ATL
5/26/2016
News: Wisler (2-4) tossed six innings Thursday against the Brewers, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks while fanning seven.

The 23-year-old righty has fanned at least seven in three straight outings, and he threw his fifth straight quality start despite the loss. During his last five outings, Wisler has punched out 27 and walked eight through 36 frames. His numbers aren't sexy by any means, but he's on the right track for sure, and he'll look to keep it going in his next start against the Giants on Tuesday.

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Jon Gray
Rockies' Jon Gray: Fans five in second win of season
Jon Gray, SP, COL
5/26/2016
News: Gray (2-2) pitched 7.1 innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while fanning six in a win against Boston on Thursday.

Gray bounced back nicely after allowing nine runs on 3.1 innings against St. Louis exactly one week ago. Thursday was Gray's longest outing of the season, and it was his fourth quality start in his last five games. He will look to keep it going next Tuesday against the Reds.

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Patrick Corbin
Diamondbacks' Patrick Corbin: Takes loss against Pirates on Thursday
Patrick Corbin, SP, ARI
5/26/2016
News: Corbin (2-4) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing five runs (four earned), six hits and two walks while striking out five in Thursday's loss to the Pirates.

There's no shame in losing to one of the best teams in the league, but Corbin's overall numbers raise some serious red flags. His 6.23 K/9 is well below his 7.51 career average. In addition, Corbin is issuing walks at a career-worst rate of 2.72 BB/9. The left-hander's fastball is down (91.5 mph) and his home runs allowed are up (1.44 HR/9). Corbin's value is limited outside of the deepest leagues.

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Archie Bradley
Diamondbacks' Archie Bradley: Scratched from Triple-A start
Archie Bradley, SP, ARI
5/26/2016
News: Bradley did not make his scheduled start for Triple-A Reno on Thursday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

His scratch suggests Bradley is on his way to Arizona for another look in the major league rotation. Shelby Miller (finger) is currently slated to start Sunday, but manager Chip Hale suggested the team could end up changing plans. Bradley has been excellent at Triple-A Reno this season, going 5-1 with a 1.99 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 47:18 K:BB in seven starts, but his minor league success has yet to translate to the highest level.

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Shelby Miller
Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller: Could miss Sunday's start
Shelby Miller, SP, ARI
5/26/2016
News: Miller is scheduled to start Sunday against the Padres, but plans could change as the team seeks to evaluate if Miller is completely healthy, MLB.com reports.

Manager Chip Hale's words on the matter were ominous, as he said Miller's finger "is still not where we'd like it to be" and "it's not about his next start or three starts from now, it's about this long time that we have him." Miller hit his hand off the mound at Petco Park twice during his April 16 start, forcing him from the game, but there was no indication until now that the finger was still an issue. The 25-year-old gave up six runs in five innings against Pittsburgh his last time out to fall to 1-6 on the year.

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Jose Fernandez
Marlins' Jose Fernandez: Strikes out 12 in seventh win of season
Jose Fernandez, SP, MIA
5/26/2016
News: Fernandez (7-2) pitched seven innings, allowing just one run on six hits while walking one and striking 12 batters, the most since his first start of the season when he picked up 13 K's against the Tigers.

Fernandez has been lights-out this month, winning all five of his starts while allowing more than one run in just one of those outings. He's sporting a sweet 90:15 K:BB and a smooth 2.82 ERA through 10 starts. Fernandez will face arguably his toughest opponent of the season in his next outing on Tuesday against the Pirates.

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Alex Wood
Dodgers' Alex Wood: Expected to start Monday
Alex Wood, SP, LAD
5/26/2016
News: The Dodgers believe Wood (triceps) will be ready to start Monday's game against the Cubs, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Wood was scratched from his next scheduled due to some soreness in his right triceps, which prompted to call up top prospect Julio Urias to get the start in his place. The belief is that the added time off for Wood will be enough for him to get back on the hill for Monday's tilt at Wrigley Field.

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