Cardinals reinstate Trevor Rosenthal, reinstate Sam Tuivailala
by Michael Hurcomb |
(12:23 pm ET) Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal was reinstated from the paternity list on Monday. To clear a roster spot, pitcher Sam Tuivailala was optioned to Triple-A Memphis.

Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler pounded by Athletics
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/30/2015) Diamondbacks closer Brad Ziegler was due for a dud. And duds often occur in non-save situations.

Ziegler arrived in a tie game Sunday against Oakland and left with a 7-4 deficit. He gave up three runs on six hits in just one inning.

He loaded the bases in the 10th, but slithered out of the jam with a double play and groundout. He had no such fortune in the 11th, when three two-out singles and a hit-by-pitch resulted in his second loss of the season.

His ERA still sits at a fine 1.88.

Cardinals RP Kevin Siegrist bounces back for save
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) After taking the loss Friday, Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist bounced back to finish off Sunday's victory over the Giants to earn his sixth save of the year. 

With normal closer Trevor Rosenthal on paternity leave, Siegrist came in during a two-run game in the ninth inning and didn't allow a hit, striking out two batters. He allowed two hits and one run in 1/3 inning in Friday's loss. 

Siegrist has been a jack-of-all-trades for the Cards this season, with a 5-1 record and 24 holds to go along with the six saves. 

Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon remains perfect
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon finished off his team's victory Sunday, running his record to 22-for-22 in save opportunities this season. 

Papelbon gave up two hits and faced a first-and-third situation with Miami's Dee Gordon at the plate in a 7-4 game, but got Gordon to ground to short to finish the contest. 

Papelbon now has five saves since being dealt to Washington in late July. 

Marlins SP Brad Hand squanders early lead in loss
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) Marlins starter Brad Hand was staked to a 3-0 first-inning lead, but couldn't hold on, dropping a decision to the Nationals on Sunday. 

Hand couldn't make it out of the fifth, giving up eight hits and five runs in 4 2/3 innings to end a two-game losing streak and drop back to .500 at 4-4. 

Hand labored through 80 pitches, striking out five and walking two, but was hit hard the second time through the lineup. 

Mets demote Logan Verrett to Triple-A
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/30/2015) The Mets sent pitcher Logan Verrett down to Triple-A on Sunday, the team announced. Verrett produced a 3.06 ERA over 32 1/3 innings this season.

Mets RP Jeurys Familia finishes it off for 35th save
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) It wasn't smooth sailing for Mets closer Jeurys Familia on Sunday, but he did enough to pick up his 35th save of the season to preserve a win over the Red Sox. 

Familia allowed two hits in the ninth inning of a one-run game, but struck out two hitters as well to close out the game. His ERA is now down to 1.67 and his ranks fourth in the NL in saves. 

Cubs RP Neil Ramirez starting rehab with Double-A Tennessee
by Marty Gitlin |
(8/30/2015) Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez is set to begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Tennessee, per

Ramirez, who landed on the disabled list a month ago with abdominal soreness, has pitched in just 13 games this season and compiled a 3.12 ERA.

Padres re-acquire RP Chris Rearick
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/30/2015) The Padres picked up a familiar face Sunday, placing claiming relief pitcher Chris Rearick from the Rangers, who had claimed Rearick from the Padres on Aug. 26 only to designate him for assignment a day later. 

Rearick made his MLB debut and appeared in five games with the Padres this season, allowing four runs in three innings. He was 0-3 with a 5.23 ERA in 37 games with Triple-A El Paso.

Phillies claim pitcher Kenny Roberts off waivers from Rockies
by Sean d'Oliveira |
(8/30/2015) The Phillies claimed pitcher Kenny Roberts off waivers from the Rockies on Sunday, the Phillies announced.

Roberts was then optioned to the team's Triple-A affiliate. He has a 5.79 ERA over 9 1/3 innings this season.

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