David Robertson converts four-out save Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10:52 pm ET) Yankees closer David Robertson needed only 12 pitches to retire the final four batters to close out a 6-3 win over Toronto on Friday. He struck out one for his 35th save. He owns a 2.98 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 51 1/3 innings of relief.

Royals make few roster moves Friday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:44 pm ET) The Royals announced a couple of roster moves on Friday, per the team's official website. The team recalled right-handed reliever Louis Coleman from Triple-A Omaha. Pitcher Bruce Chen was designated for assignment.

Dane De La Rosa clears waivers, sent outright to Triple-A Salt Lake
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5:35 pm ET) Angels reliever Dane De La Rosa has cleared outright waivers, and has been outrighted to Triple-A Salt Lake, the team announced Friday. He is no longer on the 40-man roster.

Yankees activate Josh Outman
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3:49 pm ET) The Yankees placed newly acquired pitcher Josh Outman on the 25-man roster Friday, one day after receiving him from the Indians.

Outman had a 3.28 ERA in 24 2/3 innings before he was designated for assignment by the Indians. He will be available out of the bullpen beginning Friday against the Blue Jays


Yankees clear roster spot DFA of Rich Hill
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3:40 pm ET) The Yankees designated pitcher Rich Hill for assignment Friday, in order to clear a spot on the active roster for Josh Outman.

Hill appeared in six games for the Yankees as a lefty specialist, allowing just two hits in 2 1/3 scoreless innings.  


Tigers DFA Jose Ortega, clear 40-man spot
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2:09 pm ET) The Tigers designated pitcher Jose Ortega for assignment Friday, to clear a spot on the 40-man roster, the team announced.

Ortega has been pitching at Triple-A Toledo since May, after he gave up four runs in 1 1/3 innings in the majors.  


Joe Thatcher's mound session 'didn't go well'
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(11:20 am ET) Angels reliever Joe Thatcher tried to throw off a mound recently, but his sprained ankle continues to bother him, and he told the Orange Country Register Thursday the session went poorly.

Thatcher is still aiming to return in mid-September, but it is not clear if he has a timetable to throw off a mound again at this point. Once his ankle is healed, however, Thatcher expects to return quickly.

"My arm is in shape," he said. "So as soon as my ankle is ready, I'll be ready to go. There's no build-up process."


Fernando Salas picks up win No. 5 in extras
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:53 am ET) Angels reliever Fernando Salas kept his record perfect on the season as he picked up the win in a 4-3 victory over the A's Thursday.

Salas pitched a perfect top of the 10th inning, striking out one batter and retiring the side in order on 14 pitches. He picked up the win when the Angels scored in the bottom half of the inning, moving his record to 5-0 while lowering his season ERA to 2.23 in 48 1/3 innings of work. 


Slumping Ryan Cook loses it in extras
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10:40 am ET) Athletics reliever Ryan Cook struggled yet again Thursday, and this time the offense would not bail him out in a 4-43 loss to the Angels.

One night after blowing a save by allowing two runs, Cook had trouble setting the Angels down in the bottom of the 10th. He allowed a leadoff walk followed by a single, and then lost the game on Howie Kendrick's game-winning sacrifice fly.

Cook allowed one run in two-thirds of an inning, raising his season ERA to 3.45 in 44 1/3 innings. He has allowed 17 runs overall on the season, seven of which have come in his last six outings. 


Luke Putkonen knocked around during rehab game
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12:26 am ET) Tigers pitcher Luke Putkonen was knocked around in his first rehab appearance.

Putkonen gave up four runs in just 2/3 of an inning. He allowed two hits, including a home run, and walked two batters. Putkonen is attempting to come back after June elbow surgery. 


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