Pedro Baez sent back down to Triple-A
by Igor Mello |
(10:03 pm ET) The Dodgers optioned pitcher Pedro Baez to Triple-A Albuquerque on Sunday. The right-hander allowed two runs over two innings of work while in the majors.

Kenley Jansen notches 27th save Sunday
by Igor Mello |
(9:41 pm ET) Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen struck out two and worked his way past a hit and a walk in a scoreless inning for the save Sunday afternoon at home against the Padres. Jansen needed 21 pitches to close out a 1-0 victory. He has converted 27 of 30 save opportunities, with a 3.49 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP over 38 2/3 innings of relief.

Craig Kimbrel tosses 1-2-3 inning for the save
by Igor Mello |
(7:39 pm ET) Braves reliever Craig Kimbrel struck out one and needed only seven pitches to complete a 1-2-3 inning for the save Sunday afternoon against the Cubs in Wrigley Field. Kimbrel has converted 29 of 33 save opportunities, with a 1.91 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP over 37 2/3 innings of relief.

Carlos Martinez gets roughed up in final start before the break
by Igor Mello |
(6:15 pm ET) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez was roughed up Sunday afternoon against Milwaukee, dropping to 2-4 on the year. The right-hander was shelled for four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings of an 11-2 defeat.

Martinez enters the All-Star break with a 4.43 ERA and a 1.43 WHIP over 63 innings of work. His next start remains to be seen, as the Cardinals have yet to announce their post-break rotation.

Aroldis Chapman strikes out side for 21st save
by Michael Hurcomb |
(6:13 pm ET) Reds closer Aroldis Chapman was dominant in the ninth inning during Sunday's 6-3 win against the Pirates, earning his 21st save. Chapman struck out the side to earn his fifth save in July.

Chapman has recorded two or more strikeouts in five straight appearances. He has at least one strikeout in every appearance this season. He has 60 strikeouts in 29 2/3 innings.

Huston Street takes Tyson Ross' spot on All-Star team
by Michael Hurcomb |
(5:07 pm ET) Padres closer Huston Street was added to the NL All-Star team roster Sunday as a replacement for teammate Tyson Ross, who started Sunday's game against the Dodgers. It's the second All-Star selection of Street's career.

Brad Hand leaves start due to shin injury
by Michael Hurcomb |
(3:18 pm ET) Marlins starting pitcher Brad Hand had to leave Sunday's game against the Mets after just four innings due to a bruised right shin

The left-handed hurler left with Miami trailing 3-1. He gave up a sac fly to Chris Young in the second inning before New York took a two-run lead in the fourth inning on an RBI single from opposing pitcher Jacob deGrom and an RBI double from outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Hand was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks, while striking out one. Hand's next start is not yet known since the Marlins have not announced their post-All-Star-break rotation plans.

Rockies release Manny Corpas
by Michael Hurcomb |
(1:47 pm ET) Reliever Manny Corpas requested and received his release from the Rockies late Saturday night, according to Corpas is seeking an opportunity with another MLB team.

Corpas, who last pitched in the majors in 2013, was 1-2 with a 5.29 ERA in 28 appearances (one start) for Triple-A Colorado Springs.

Tyler Clippard added to NL All-Star team
by Michael Hurcomb |
(1:30 pm ET) Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard has been named an injury replacement for the NL All-Star team, multiple outlets reported Sunday. It is his second All-Star appearance.

Kevin Siegrist getting closer to returning from injury
by Michael Hurcomb |
(10:07 am ET) Cardinals reliever Kevin Siegrist (forearm, shoulder) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis Saturday. He didn't allow a run in two-thirds of an inning, while allowing two walks and striking out one.

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