Mark Appel
Phillies' Mark Appel: Undergoes season-ending surgery to remove bone spur
Mark Appel, SP, PHI
1:18 PM
News: Appel underwent season-ending surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his elbow, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Wednesday's surgery puts an already injury-filled 2016 campaign to an end as he had already endured some shoulder issues in addition to the bone spur on his elbow. Gelb reports that Appel should be ready by the time spring training gets underway, but he'll by 25 by that time, so the clock will be ticking for him to deliver on his potential. Prior to landing on the disabled list this season, Appel posted a 4.46 ERA with a 1.57 WHIP in 38.1 innings (eight starts) at Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

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Jeff Hoffman
Rockies' Jeff Hoffman: Nearing a call-up from Triple-A
Jeff Hoffman, SP, COL
1:06 PM
News: Hoffman is "pretty close" to getting promoted to the big leagues, according to manager Walt Weiss, the Denver Post's Nick Groke reports.

This lines up with the speculation regarding the Rockies' top pitching prospect, but it's the first time Weiss has admitted Hoffman is knocking on the door. Tyler Chatwood could come off the DL to replace Eddie Butler on Monday of next week, and when Hoffman inevitably gets the call, he will likely replace Jorge De La Rosa. Hoffman has a 3.49 ERA and 88:29 K:BB in 87.2 innings at Triple-A, and would be an intriguing option, especially as a spot starter for his road starts.

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Homer Bailey
Reds' Homer Bailey: One inning in first rehab outing
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN
10:16 AM
News: Bailey (elbow) pitched one inning Monday in his first rehab outing at Triple-A Louisville, allowing two runs on two solo homers, throwing 25 pitches.

Bailey's outing wasn't great. "He had zero physical issues," said manager Bryan Price. "He just didn't feel like he had the big arm. That's something that you build into. He's been doing rehab for so long to try to get back to that game situation. He just didn't feel like he had his best stuff, but he had zero physical issues." Bailey will likely get the full rehab period before returning to the big league roster.

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Tyrell Jenkins
Braves' Tyrell Jenkins: Could get shot to start
Tyrell Jenkins, SP, ATL
10:16 AM
News: The Braves are considering giving Jenkins a shot in the rotation, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

Jenkins, who was seen as a high-upside pitching prospect several years ago in the Cardinals system, was recently recalled to pitch in relief. However, with a run of injuries and poor performances from other pitching prospects, the Braves may figure they have nothing to lose by letting Jenkins show what he has as a starter at the highest level. He hasn't posted a K-rate above 20 percent since 2012 and wins would be hard to come by, so there would be limited fantasy upside if the Braves do indeed opt to give him some starts in the coming weeks.

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Raisel Iglesias
Reds' Raisel Iglesias: Solid relief outing Tuesday
Raisel Iglesias, SP, CIN
10:10 AM
News: Iglesias pitched two scoreless innings in relief against the Cubs on Tuesday, striking out four while allowing a hit.

Overall, the Reds bullpen threw eight scoreless and hitless innings until the Cubs finally got to J.J. Hoover in the 15th inning. Iglesias has pitched thrice in relief since returning from the DL, covering five innings, and has allowed one run while striking out six against two walks and two hits.

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Mike Foltynewicz
Braves' Mike Foltynewicz: Likely needs one more rehab start
Mike Foltynewicz, SP, ATL
9:48 AM
News: Foltynewicz (elbow) now appears likely to get another rehab start Thursday, as Julio Teheran is back to being listed as Thursday's probable starter with the big league club.

Teheran was listed as Friday's starter earlier in the week, prompting speculation that Foltynewicz would get the ball Thursday. However, with Teheran now scheduled to go on normal rest Thursday and Bud Norris scheduled to start Friday, it sounds like Foltynewicz won't be returning to the big league rotation until next week.

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Chase Anderson
Brewers' Chase Anderson: Suffers consecutive losses to Dodgers
Chase Anderson, SP, MIL
6:40 AM
News: Anderson (4-8) was touched up for six runs (five earned) on eight hits over four innings Tuesday against the Dodgers. He walked two and didn't record a strikeout in the loss.

So much for the extra rest (eight days), as the Dodgers torched the 28-year-old for a second straight time. Although Tuesday wasn't as bad as the first, it still wasn't pleasant. Anderson failed to record a strikeout for the first time in his MLB career while giving up four-plus runs for the seventh time this season. The right-hander's ERA has been on the rise for nearly a month and it ballooned to 5.45 after this latest performance. Anderson will look to rebound and finish the first half on a high note Sunday against the Cardinals.

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Julio Urias
Dodgers' Julio Urias: Fans six in first big league win
Julio Urias, SP, LAD
6:20 AM
News: Urias picked up his first MLB victory Tuesday against the Brewers. He pitched six innings, allowing two run, two hits and six walks while striking out six.

Urias set career highs for innings (six), pitches (100) and walks (six) while striking out six and limiting the damage to become the first teenager to win a game in the Majors since Felix Hernandez in 2005. The 19-year-old made more history at the plate with an RBI single in the Dodgers' three-run fourth-inning, making him the first teenage pitcher to get a hit since Dwight Gooden in 1984. He'll get the ball again on Sunday when he takes on the Rockies for his next start.

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Eddie Butler
Rockies' Eddie Butler: Surrenders five runs in loss to Blue Jays
Eddie Butler, SP, COL
3:48 AM
News: Butler (2-5) gave up five runs (four earned) on five hits and three walks over 3.1 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.

Butler has now allowed 10 earned runs on 16 hits in just 8.1 innings since returning to the rotation this week. With six strikeouts, five walks and three home runs allowed in those two starts, it's hard to find any positives for Butler, who could find himself back in the bullpen -- or the minors -- soon at this rate.

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Albert Suarez
Giants' Albert Suarez: Gives up three runs in no-decision against Athletics
Albert Suarez, SP, SF
3:30 AM
News: Suarez allowed three runs on three hits and three walks with five strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Athletics.

Unfortunately for Suarez, two of his three earned runs came around to score thanks to a disastrous relief appearance by George Kontos, who allowed two hits, a walk, and a reached on error without recording an out before he was pulled in the sixth inning. This marks just the second time this season Suarez has gone over 90 pitches, as he spent May pitching out of the bullpen. Hopefully as he stretches out, he'll be able to avoid running out of gas late in starts. Suarez has a 3.83 ERA but has lasted six innings just once in his five starts this year.

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