Twins' Nik Turley: Exits in first frame
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(8:32 pm ET) Turley (0-2) allowed five runs on six hits and recorded just two outs during Thursday's loss to the White Sox.

The 27-year-old southpaw was overmatched Thursday, and Turley has now allowed 17 runs through just 9.1 innings over his three outings in the majors. The game was delayed because of weather, and it could have interrupted his rhythm leading into the start, but it's still likely that Turley needs more seasoning in the minors. If he sticks in the rotation for another turn, he lines up to face the Red Sox at Fenway Park next.

White Sox's Jose Quintana: Strikes out nine in win
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(8:30 pm ET) Quintana (4-8) pitched 6.2 scoreless innings with nine strikeouts during Thursday's win over Minnesota.

The veteran lefty has now allowed just six runs through 24 innings over his past four starts with 24 strikeouts. His recent form is encouraging, and there's a decent chance that he's past his early-season struggles (5.60 ERA through his first 11 starts). Quintana is a prime candidate to be traded to a contender, which would probably boost his fantasy value down the stretch. Unfortunately, a difficult matchup against the Yankees is on deck for Quintana.

Royals' Danny Duffy: Starting rehab assignment Saturday
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(7:49 pm ET) Duffy (oblique) is set to begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha on Saturday.

After going through the standard side sessions and bullpen sessions, Duffy is now ready for game action. He's been on the shelf since late-May with an oblique strain, so Duffy will likely need multiple rehab outings to build up his pitch count before returning to action. It still appears that Duffy won't be back before the All-Star break, but a return beforehand can't be entirely discounted with a rehab assignment starting roughly two weeks before the break.

Indians' Danny Salazar: Throws bullpen Thursday
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(7:37 pm ET) Salazar (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Thursday and is slated for a simulated game next week, Tribe Insider reports.

This is an excellent sign for Salazar as Thursday marked his second throwing session of the week. Now that he's made it through a bullpen session without incident, he'll move on to throwing in a simulated game in the early part of next week. Provided that his sim game goes well, the Indians could opt to send him out on a rehab assignment as the next step towards Salazar's return from the disabled list.

Dodgers' Julio Urias: To have shoulder reevaluated in Los Angeles
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(7:27 pm ET) Urias will head to Los Angeles this weekend for further examination on his pitching shoulder, Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times reports.

McCullough said that there's a "heightened level of concern" regarding Urias' shoulder, which has led to a scheduled trip to see team doctors in Los Angeles over the weekend. Urias has been shut down for close to two weeks with left shoulder discomfort and a recent MRI revealed inflammation in the area but no structural damage. In any case, the Dodgers will take a closer look in the coming days, which will provide further information on Urias' outlook and timetable for return.

Diamondbacks' Zack Godley: Passes test at Coors with win
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(6:48 pm ET) Godley (3-1) allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out eight batters through seven innings during Thursday's win over Colorado.

The stat line hides that Godley actually pitched into the eighth inning and held the Rockies to just one run through seven frames. Considering the game was at hitter-friendly Coors Field, it was an impeccable outing from the 27-year-old righty. Godley sports an impressive 2.53 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 8.2 K/9 through nine starts, and his fantasy arrow is pointing straight up. A home date against St. Louis is up next for Godley.

Mets' Tyler Pill: Sent down to Triple-A
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(6:47 pm ET) Pill was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

He had been in the running to make another start with Zack Wheeler (biceps) on the shelf, but the Mets will instead turn to Rafael Montero to start in his place. Pill was roughed up for five runs over six innings in his spot start against the Dodgers on Wednesday. He'll head back to Las Vegas and could be an option to return as a spot starter should the Mets incur another injury to the rotation.

Rockies' Antonio Senzatela: ERA climbs to 4.79 after loss
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(6:40 pm ET) Senzatela (9-3) allowed nine runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out three batters over five innings during Thursday's loss to Arizona.

The wheels appear to have fallen off for Senzatela. He entered Thursday's outing with a 5.49 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through his previous seven starts, and the rookie has now allowed 17 runs over his past three outings at Coors Field. That's a concerning trend. Often times, teams are able to get a read on young pitchers once there is more film on them at the highest level, and that is likely the case with Senzatela. How he deals with adversity and adjusts in his next handful of games will be telling. A soft matchup against San Francisco at AT&T Park is on deck for the 22-year-old righty, at least.

Brewers' Chase Anderson: Earns sixth win with another gem
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(6:11 pm ET) Anderson (6-2) allowed just two runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven batters through six innings during Thursday's win over Pittsburgh.

Anderson has now surrendered just six runs through 40.2 innings over his past six starts and owns a high-end 2.92 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 8.5 K/9 for the year. The 29-year-old righty might prove to be a late bloomer, as his 3.45 FIP reinforces his current breakout. A road start against Cincinnati is up next for Anderson.

Angels' Matt Shoemaker: Initial MRI reveals no structural damage
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(5:55 pm ET) General manager Billy Eppler said Shoemaker (forearm) underwent an MRI on Saturday that showed no structural damage, Maria Guardado of reports.

While this is good news, Shoemaker is still apparently experiencing some issues on the top of his forearm, so he'll head back Los Angeles to be reevaluated. A revised timetable for his return should be available following his reevaluation. In the meantime, Parker Bridwell will take another turn in the rotation Sunday while Shoemaker continues to work back from his forearm issue.

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