Greg Holland records 28th save Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Royals closer Greg Holland needed 28 pitches to pick up his 28th save Wednesday, issuing one walk and striking out two in a scoreless ninth inning to end his team's 3-2 win over the Twins.

Holland topped his previous season-high of 27 pitches in the outing but still managed to walk away with the save. He owns a 1.82 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 60:12 K:BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings.

Neftali Feliz records third save Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Rangers pitcher Neftali Feliz picked up his third save Wednesday, striking out one in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to finish off his team's 3-2 win over the Yankees.

Feliz needed just seven pitches to record his three outs, and he's managed to deliver saves in three straight appearances since taking over the closing job last week. He owns a 2.03 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 5:4 K:BB ratio in 13 1/3 innings.

T.J. McFarland to return to team Thursday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Orioles pitcher T.J. McFarland will be activated from the bereavement list Thursday, reports.

McFarland was placed on the bereavement list Monday. He owns a 3.07 ERA and 23:11 K:BB ratio in 41 innings.

Zach Britton delivers 21st save Wednesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Orioles closer Zach Britton earned his 21st save Wednesday, giving up one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 4-3 win over the Angels.

Britton has seen a lot of action since the All-Star break, making eight appearances in the last 13 days. While he was rocked in his first post-break outing (three runs, no outs), he's been excellent since, giving up just two hits and no walks in 6 1/3 scoreless innings. Britton owns a 1.65 ERA, 0.90 WHIP and 48:14 K:BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.

Jose Berrios could make next start despite shoulder issue
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Twins pitching prospect Jose Berrios may not miss a start after coming out of Tuesday's game with shoulder tightness, reports.

Berrios was removed for precautionary reasons, and the team still seems likely to skip him in the Double-A rotation if he is still feeling the aftereffects of the tightness in a few days. He owns a 4.58 ERA and 13:6 K:BB ratio with New Britian after an excellent stretch at high Class A Fort Myers.

Orioles, Rangers discussing Neal Cotts
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) The Orioles and Rangers are discussing a potential trade to send pitcher Neal Cotts to Baltimore, reports.

The Orioles are on the lookout for a relief pitcher who has success against batters on both sides of the plate. The Rangers have been considering keeping Cotts through the deadline and attempting to resign him for next season. He has posted a 3.52 ERA and 50:18 K:BB ratio in 46 innings.

Avisail Garcia, Matt Lindstrom to begin rehab stints Friday
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/30/2014) Two White Sox standouts are all but set to begin rehab stints with Charlotte. Outfielder Avisail Garcia and former closer Matt Lindstrom will play for that Triple-A team on Friday.

Garcia has been out since April 9 with a shoulder injury. Lindstrom hasn't pitched since May 19 after sustaining an ankle injury.

Nate Jones done for year after having Tommy John surgery
by Michael Hurcomb |
(7/30/2014) White Sox reliever Nate Jones was originally sidelined because of a back injury. He will now miss the rest of the season and much longer after undergoing Tommy John surgery Tuesday, the team announced Wednesday.

Jones suffered a torn UCL while he was ramping up activity in his recovery from his back injury. The elbow surgery was performed by Dr. James Andrews.

Wednesday foot surgery to end season for Josh Zeid
by Marty Gitlin |
(7/30/2014) Astros right-hander Josh Zeid is out for the year. He is set to undergo foot surgery Wednesday.

The 27-year-old Zeid, who had hoped to avoid the procedure, finishes his 2014 season without a decision and a 6.97 ERA in 23 appearances.

David Robertson converts shaky save Tuesday
by R.J. White |
(7/30/2014) Yankees closer David Robertson recorded his 27th save Tuesday despite surrendering two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one in the ninth inning of his team's 12-11 win over the Rangers.

Robertson started the inning off with a strikeout, but a single, walk and sacrifice put two runners in scoring position with two outs. After the next batter walked to load the bases, Elvis Andrus delivered a two-run single. Robertson walked the bases loaded again but was able to retire the next batter to finish off the game. He owns a 2.88 ERA and 68:14 K:BB ratio in 40 2/3 innings.

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