A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty left off roster for AL wild-card game
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/30/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty was left off Tuesday's roster for the AL wild-card game at Kansas City due to a reported arm injury, according to MLB.com. Yahoo! Sports reported earlier in the week O'Flaherty has a sore elbow.

A's reliever Eric O'Flaherty (elbow) throws live BP Monday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Athletics reliever Eric O'Flaherty threw live batting practice Monday after missing eight days due to a sore elbow, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Red Sox hoping to retain Koji Uehara in 2015
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters Monday that he would like to retain Koji Uehara next season.

"It's no secret we'd like to retain Koji. He's the guy we want to anchor the back of our bullpen," Farrell said.

Uehara pitched only three times since he was booted out of the closer role in early September. He struck out five and allowed one hit and no runs over his final three innings of work.

The 39-year-old from Japan converted 26 of 31 save chances, with a 2.52 ERA, a 0.92 WHIP and an 80:8 K:BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings of relied this season. He will be a free agent heading into 2015.


Jake Petricka exits game with stiff lower back
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) White Sox closer Jake Petricka was forced out of Saturday's game against the Royals with a stiff lower back, the team announced. Petricka issued a walk to Alex Gordon to start the ninth and was immediately replaced by Javy Guerra, who picked up the save.

Petricka has converted 14 of 18 save chances, with a 2.96 ERA and a 1.37 WHIP over 73 innings of work. His status for the final game of the season remains uncertain.


Jake McGee strikes out the side for the save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Rays closer Jake McGee needed 14 pitchs to strikeout the side for the save Saturday night in Cleveland. He has converted 19 of 23 save chances, with a 1.89 ERA and a 0.90 WHIP over 71 1/3 innings of work.

Alex Colome ends season on high note
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Rays starting pitcher Alex Colome dominated the Indians in his final start of the year on Saturday, scattering four hits over 6 1/3 scoreless innings to improve 2-0. He struck out six and issued only one walk in a 2-0 victory. Of his 79 pitches, 51 were strikes.

Colome ends his season with a 2.66 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and a 13:10 K:BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings of work.


Carlos Carrasco fans 10 in tough-luck loss
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Indians starter Carlos Carrasco logged double digit strikeouts for the third time in September, but was unable to come out on top Saturday night at home against the Rays, dropping to 8-7 on the year.

Carrasco allowed two runs -- one earned -- on four hits and three walks while striking out 10 over 7 2/3 innings of a 2-0 defeat. Of his 102 pitches, 69 were strikes. He finishes the season with a 2.55 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP and 140 strikeouts over 134 innings of work.


Derek Holland skips final start due to migraine headache
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Rangers pitcher Derek Holland was scratched from his final start of the season Saturday night against the A's because of a migraine headache, per MLB.com. Scott Baker will pitch in his place.

Holland ends his season 2-0 with a 1.31 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP over five starts (34 1/3 innings).


Orioles add Alexi Casilla to active roster, DFA Preston Guilmet
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) The Orioles selected the contract of infielder Alexi Casilla from Triple-A Norfolk Saturday, designating pitcher Preston Guilmet for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

Casilla is starting at third base for the Orioles Saturday. He hit .264/.315/.320 with one home run, 19 RBI and nine stolen bases in 213 at-bats with Norfolk.


Yankees shut down Dellin Betances
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/27/2014) Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances will not pitch in the final weekend of the season, Newsday reports.

Manager Joe Girardi said before Saturday's game that Betances had pitched enough innings this season. The reliever hasn't made an appearance since Tuesday. Betances finishes the year with a 1.40 ERA and 135:24 K:BB ratio in 90 innings over 70 appearances.


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