Red Sox's Brandon Workman: Scoreless streak reaches 14.1 IP
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(8/20/2017) Workman pitched a scoreless seventh inning in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Yankees.

Workman has not allowed a run over his last 12 appearances, spanning 14.1 innings. Red Sox manager John Farrell has a slew of arms he's deployed in the seventh and eighth innings, but Workman's been the most consistent of the lot. With both Joe Kelly (5 R, 7 H, 2.1 IP) and Matt Barnes (3 R, 7 H, 4 IP) wobbly of late, Workman will get more high-leverage opportunities than he has been getting.

Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna: Unlucky in wild blown save
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(8/20/2017) Osuna (3-4) suffered his fourth loss and eighth blown save Sunday against the Cubs after allowing three runs on two hits with two walks and two strikeouts while recording only one out in a wild bottom of the tenth.

Osuna had not one but two hitters reach base after swinging and missing at strike three. He also gave up a single, threw a wild pitch and hit a batter before a second single off the bat of Alex Avila put him out of his misery by plating the tying and winning runs. The closer has now blown four of his past 10 save opportunities, so job security could soon become a concern.

Athletics' Blake Treinen: Notches six-out save
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(8/20/2017) Treinen stuck out three batters through two scoreless innings to collect his fourth save of the season during Sunday's win over Houston.

There have been a number of ups and downs from Treinen this season, but he's currently closing out games, so he warrants attention in all fantasy settings. It's probably wise to expect more peaks and valleys moving forward, and with a 4.61 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 8.6 K/9 for the campaign his leash could be short.

White Sox's Juan Minaya: Barely holds on for second save
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(8/20/2017) Minaya picked up his second save Sunday in Texas despite surrendering one run on one hit with a walk and no strikeouts in the ninth inning.

Minaya came into a 3-0 game after Aaron Bummer walked the leadoff man and immediately proceeded to walk his first batter as well. He then got pinch hitter Shin-Soo Choo to ground into a double play, which proved even more important when the next hitter homered to make it a 3-2 game. Minaya was able to gather himself and get the final out, but he didn't make much progress in cementing the closer role for himself.

Yankees' Bryan Mitchell: Returns to minors
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(8/20/2017) Mitchell was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.

Mitchell being sent down to the minors was likely done in preparation for Masahiro Tanaka's (shoulder) upcoming activation from the disabled list. Mitchell threw six innings over three games during his latest stint with the big club, during which he allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks.

Rangers' Matt Bush: In concussion protocol, dealing with bruised knee
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(8/20/2017) Bush is in concussion protocol and was diagnosed with a bruised right knee after departing Sunday's game, freelance sports writer Anthony Andro reports.

The Rangers are going to ice Bush's knee, then see what additional treatment is needed afterwards. Either way, the concussion adds another point of concern. Until further notice, he should be considered day-to-day.

Angels' Bud Norris: Works around trouble for 19th save of season
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(8/20/2017) Norris worked around a hit and a walk with two strikeouts in a scoreless inning to earn his 19th save of the season Sunday against the Orioles.

Norris put two men on with one out, but he sat down the next two batters to escape the jam. He has been a bit shaky of late, allowing six earned runs in his last 4.1 innings of work while allowing 10 men to reach during that span. Intrerstingly enough, Cam Bedrosian pitched the seventh inning in this one, indicating that perhaps the pecking order for saves for the Halos is still a fluid one.

Rangers' Matt Bush: Leaves Sunday after collision
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(8/20/2017) Bush left Sunday's game with a head injury after colliding with Joey Gallo.

Bush and Gallo were pursuing a fly ball when they ran into each other. Bush had only thrown five pitches before he was forced to exit. Additional information regarding the severity of Bush's injury should become known in the near future.

Rays' Alex Colome: Picks up 36th save Sunday
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(8/20/2017) Colome struck out one batter and gave up one hit en route to earning his 36th save Sunday against the Mariners.

The Rays had a 3-0 lead when they sent Colome to the hill in the ninth inning. Colome has now converted all six of his save opportunities in the month of August and has yet to allow a run in that time.

Rangers' Keone Kela: Resumes playing catch
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(8/20/2017) Kela (shoulder) resumed a throwing program Friday, but remains without a clear timetable for returning from the 10-day disabled list, T.R. Sullivan of reports.

Kela played catch Friday and Saturday and will presumably increase his throwing distance on flat ground over the next few days before the Rangers clear him for mound work. A timetable for Kela's return could be established once he moves on to the next phase of his rehab, but since it's unlikely the right-hander will be cleared to come off the disabled list this week, the Rangers may wait until rosters expand in September before activating him.

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