Cubs RP Neil Ramirez was not available to pitch Tuesday
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:42 am ET) Cubs reliever Neil Ramirez was unavailable out of the bullpen in Tuesday's game against the Rockies. It is not exactly known what has Ramirez ailing, with manager Joe Maddon telling "He was not OK tonight. That's why I could not use him. I have to find out more about that."

Ramirez returned from the disabled list on June 28 after dealing with a shoulder injury. It is not known if his current issue is related to that injury, or if it's something new. 

Diamondbacks summon RP Addison Reed from Triple-A
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:30 am ET) Diamondbacks reliever Addison Reed was recalled from Triple-A Reno following Tuesday's game. Reed struggled this year with Arizona, as he lost his closer's job prior to being sent down to the minors on June 22.

In 25 relief appearances with the D-Backs in 2015, Reed owns an unsightly 5.92 ERA. He's been better with the Reno Aces however, as he has a 1.74 in 11 games at Triple-A.

He will take the roster spot of Randall Delgado, who was placed on the disabled list on Tuesday.

D-Backs RP Randall Delgado sent to DL with ankle sprain
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(1:27 am ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Randall Delgado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an ankle sprain. Delgado apparently suffered the injury during warm-ups on Tuesday, and the injury was significant enough to warrant a stay on the DL. 

Reliever Addison Reed was recalled from Triple-A Reno to take Delgado's spot on the roster.

Brewers RP Francisco Rodriguez stays perfect with 23rd save
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:58 am ET) Brewers closer Francisco Rodriguez shut the door and recorded his 23rd save of the season in Tuesday's 5-2 win over the Giants. Rodriguez allowed a two-out hit, but was otherwise flawless in his scoreless inning of work. 

The 2015 All-Star has yet to blow a save opportunity this year.

Yankees' Diego Moreno tosses 5 1/3 hitless innings of relief
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(12:47 am ET) Making just his third appearance of his young career, Yankees right-hander Diego Moreno was outstanding in his outing on Tuesday. Moreno was brought in to clean up Chris Capuano's mess, after he allowed five runs to score in the first inning.

Moreno wound up going 5 1/3 scoreless innings. He did not gave up a hit, as he walked one batter and struck out five. Meanwhile, the Yankees' offense exploded for 21 runs, giving Moreno his first career win. 

This outing was the longest of Moreno's short career, as he had totaled two innings combined over his first two games. He was just recalled from Triple-A prior to the game, and was able to completely shut down the Rangers offense in the middle innings. 

It remains to be seen if Moreno has a long-term role with the Yankees, or if he will be sent back down to the minors in favor of a fresh bullpen arm.

Yankees' Chris Capuano gets shelled for five runs in 2/3 innings
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/28/2015) Yankees starter Chris Capuano had a disaster of an outing on Tuesday. The left-hander was lifted after recording just two outs in the first inning. He allowed five runs on five walks and three hits. He threw 42 pitches in his two-thirds of an inning, with just 18 of them going for strikes.

However, despite the nightmare outing, Capuano was left with a no-decision, as the Yankees demolished the Rangers 21-5. 

This was Capuano's fourth start of the year, and his first since May 29. He had been pitching out of the bullpen and has been getting roughed up all year. Tuesday's clunker boosted his season ERA up to an unsightly 6.97.

Twins closer Glen Perkins loses second straight
by Shawn Krest |
(7/28/2015) Twins closer Glen Perkins entered a tie game in the ninth inning, his first non-save situation in five games. 

Perkins gave up a home run, his third in two games, and took a loss for the second straight outing, dropping to 0-3 on the year. 

Perkins has allowed six runs in his last four appearances. 

Pirates' Mark Melancon earns win in relief
by Shawn Krest |
(7/28/2015) Pirates closer Mark Melancon entered a tie game on Tuesday, his first non-save situation in the last four outings. 

Melancon pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing just a walk. He earned the win, moving to 2-1 on the season. 

Rockies' Yohan Flande earns first career win
by Shawn Krest |
(7/28/2015) Rockies pitcher Yohan Flande started his first game of the season, Tuesday against the Cubs. 

Flande went five innings, allowing a run on four hits, and earned his first career win. He struck otu a season-high four batters and evened his record at 1-1 on the year. 

Mariners' Charlie Furbush throws off mound
by Shawn Krest |
(7/28/2015) Mariners pitcher Charlie Furbush returned to the mound on Tuesday. Furbush is on the disabled list with a biceps injury. 

Furbush tested the injury with his first throwing session off a mound since suffering the injury on July 7. 

"Just 10 pitches," Furbush said, per the News Tribune. "This was a, 'Let's see what's happening. Let's see where I am.' Honestly, it was encouraging. It had been a while, but it felt pretty good."

Furbush will throw again on Thursday.

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