Cubs' Koji Uehara: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(5:46 pm ET) Uehara (neck) threw his first bullpen session Wednesday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

He had not thrown since landing on the DL on Aug. 8, but made it through the session fine and will throw another bullpen Saturday. Uehara could be activated sometime next week.


Brewers' Corey Knebel: Earns 24th save
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(5:23 pm ET) Knebel threw a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout against the Pirates on Wednesday for his 24th save of the season.

After Manny Pina gave the Brewers the lead in the eighth, Knebel made quick work of the Pirates in the ninth, retiring the side in order on 11 pitches. Knebel has been excellent since the break, successfully converting all but one of his 11 save chances while allowing one run on 10 hits over 15 innings.


Reds' Robert Stephenson: Expected to start Saturday
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(4:53 pm ET) Stephenson will take the mound against Atlanta on Saturday, barring a relief appearance during Wednesday's game versus the Cubs, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Stephenson was recently reinstated from the 10-day DL (shoulder) this past Sunday, and appears to be headed toward a return to the starting rotation, for one start at the very least. The right-hander came out of the bullpen during Sunday's game against Milwaukee, tossing two scoreless innings with a trio of strikeouts. His last start came Aug. 2 versus the Pirates, in which Stephenson tossed his best outing of the season -- allowing just one earned run while striking out four in 5.2 innings.


Cardinals' Brett Cecil: Pitches to contact in Tuesday's loss
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(3:25 pm ET) Cecil surrendered an earned run on three hits and a walk over an inning in Tuesday's 10-4 loss to the Red Sox. He also recorded a strikeout.

Cecil endured a 25-pitch frame and has allowed at least one earned run in three of his last four appearances. The 31-year-old southpaw has had trouble putting together extended stretches of consistent performances in his first Cardinals season, as evidenced by his 4.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. However, his solid strikeout upside and control (45:15 K:BB) give him some relevance in NL-only and deep formats that count holds.


Nationals' Ryan Madson: Dealing with finger injury
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(10:56 am ET) Madson appears to have a suffered an injury to a finger on his throwing hand, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Although the club initially believed that Madson was dealing with a blister, it has become apparent that the right-hander is being plagued by a different issue. The Nationals will likely know more about Madson's status within the next few hours prior to Wednesday's game against the Angels, but he should be considered day-to-day until more information becomes present.


Nationals' Matt Albers: Picks up seventh hold Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(8:28 am ET) Albers worked a perfect seventh inning Tuesday to record his seventh hold of the season in a 3-1 win over the Angels.

The Nats' bullpen additions at the trade deadline have dramatically reduced Albers' workload in high-leverage situations, and Tuesday's hold was actually his first since mid-June despite his sparkling ratios (1.99 ERA, 0.97 WHIP). The veteran righty should continue to toil in middle relief for the remainder of the year, limiting his fantasy value even in deep formats.


Cubs' Carl Edwards Jr.: Strikes out the side Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(7:56 am ET) Edwards struck out all three hitters he faced in the seventh inning of Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Edwards entered a 0-0 game and made quick work of three Cincinnati hitters, striking them all out on 14 pitches (11 strikes). Since a four-run blowup on Aug. 6, Edwards has not allowed a run over his last four appearances. He's not receiving save opportunities, but his 13.0 K/9 could make him appealing in some formats.


Cubs' Pedro Strop: Takes loss Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(7:50 am ET) Strop (3-3) was tagged with the loss in Tuesday's game against the Reds. He allowed one earned run on a hit and a walk over an inning of work.

Strop entered a 0-0 game in the top of the eighth inning. After retiring the first hitter, he promptly walked Joey Votto and then gave up a single, which moved Votto to third. Votto would score on a Scooter Gennett sacrifice fly. Despite the hiccup, Strop still has a strong 2.51 ERA and 1.05 WHIP, to go along with 50 strikeouts in 46.2 innings of work.


Brewers' Corey Knebel: Notches 23rd save Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(6:17 am ET) Knebel walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Tuesday to record his 23rd save of the season in a 3-1 win over the Pirates.

He extended his shutout streak to 10 games and 11 innings, and Knebel has converted all seven of his save chances with an 18:5 K:BB over that stretch. The fireballing righty continues to emerge as an elite closer for the Brewers.


Padres' Carter Capps: Throws scoreless inning Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com
(5:45 am ET) Capps worked around a single to record a scoreless inning in Tuesday's victory over the Phillies.

It was Capps' first scoreless appearance in four chances since returning from the disabled list Aug. 7, but he has still yet to register his first strikeout of the 2017 season. The 27-year-old hasn't displayed the upper-90s fastball he is known for, averaging just 92.6 mph since his activation. Capps is coming off of Tommy John surgery, so it may take some time until he rediscovers his dominant form.


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