Addison Reed fans two for save No. 27
by Igor Mello |
(1:21 am ET) Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed struck out two and worked his way past a base hit in a scoreless ninth inning for the save Thursday night at home against the Pirates. He has converted 27 of 32 save attempts, with a 3.86 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP over 44 1/3 innings of relief.

Chasen Shreve sent down to Triple-A Gwinnett
by Igor Mello |
(1:12 am ET) The Braves optioned left-hander Chasen Shreve down to Triple-A Gwinnett following Thursday's game against the Dodgers. Shreve allowed one run in five innings of relief this season.

Phillies recall Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A
by Igor Mello |
(12:51 am ET) The Phillies have recalled reliever Cesar Jimenez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley following Thursday's win over Washington. Jimenez will take over the roster spot of Cliff Lee, who landed on the disabled list with an elbow issue. 

Marlins shuffle roster following loss to Reds
by Igor Mello |
(7/31/2014) The Marlins announced several roster moves following Thursday's loss to Cincinnati. The team optioned Dan Jennings and Ed Lucas down to Triple-A New Orleans. The team will promote Jarred Cosart and Kike Hernandez. Cosart will make his season debut Friday night against the Reds.

Aroldis Chapman shakes off injury scare, collects 24th save
by Igor Mello |
(7/31/2014) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman worked past a minor hamstring tweak and picked up the save Thursday night in Miami. Chapman struck out one and issued a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 3-1 victory. He has converted 24 saves in 26 attempts, with a 2.10 ERA and a 0.79 WHIP over 34 1/3 innings of relief.

Hector Rondon escapes shaky outing with the save
by Igor Mello |
(7/31/2014) Cubs closer Hector Rondon was not at his best but still managed to pick up the save Thursday afternoon at home against the Rockies.

Rondon allowed back-to-back singles to start the ninth, but settled down with a pair of strikeouts to close out a 3-1 victory. He allowed two hits and no walks while striking out two over a scoreless frame. He has converted 14 saves in 17 attempts, with a 3.35 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP over 40 1/3 innings.

Jason Lane outrighted to Triple-A
by Chris Towers |
(7/31/2014) The Padres outrighted pitcher Jason Lane to Triple-A El Paso Thursday, two days after he was designated for assignment.

Lane appeared in three games for the Padres, allowing just one run in 10 1/3 innings while going 0-1.  

Braves tweak their roster after trade deadline
by Igor Mello |
(7/31/2014) The Braves have transferred pitcher Gavin Floyd to the 60-day disabled list on Thursday. He is not expected to pitch again this season. The team also designated right-hander Luis Vasquez for assignment to clear up roster space.

Padres do not trade Joaquin Benoit by Thursday's deadline
by Michael Hurcomb |
(7/31/2014) Although it seemed likely the Padres were going to trade closer Joaquin Benoit, they did not strike a deal by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline.

Jonathan Papelbon, Marlon Byrd, A.J. Burnett remain with Phils
by Michael Hurcomb |
(7/31/2014) The Phillies did not make any trades by Thursday's non-waiver trade deadline, despite outfielder Marlon Byrd, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett and closer Jonathan Papelbon being mentioned in trade rumors the last few weeks.

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