Matt KempRF SD 6 minutes ago
Kemp has been traded from San Deigo to Atlanta for Hector Olivera and cash considerations.
The move of bad contracts allows the Padres to promote one of their outfield prospects -- Manuel Margot or Hunter Renfroe. Meanwhile, they are expected to designate Olivera for assignment.
Yovani GallardoSP BAL 8 minutes ago
Gallardo (3-3) gave up five earned runs on five hits and five walks over 4.1 innings in Saturday's 9-1 loss to the Blue Jays. He struck out five.
The veteran right-hander had monumental struggles with control, throwing 96 pitches in just over four frames, with only half of those finding the strike zone. However, it wasn't until the fifth inning that the Blue Jays actually got to Gallardo. Devin Travis got things started with a 412-foot shot to right center, and Edwin Encarnacion added an RBI double three batters later. After Mychal Givens relieved Gallardo, he issued a bases-loaded walk to Troy Tulowitzki and a two-RBI double to Russell Martin that plated inherited runners, placing those runs on the starter's ledger as well. The 30-year-old has now gone six straight decisions without a win, while giving up 20 earned runs and walking a whopping 22 batters in 31.2 innings over that span. If he hangs on to this rotation spot, Gallardo will try to right the ship against the White Sox next Friday.
Mike FiersSP HOU 17 minutes ago
Fiers (7-4) pitched 6.1 innings, allowing one unearned run, four hits and two walks while striking out six Saturday versus the Tigers. He did not factor in the decision.
The 31-year-old was locked in a pitcher's duel with Justin Verlander, leaving Fiers empty-handed despite his fine performance. Fiers has now allowed zero earned runs in three of his last seven starts, which is something he was unable to accomplish in any of his first 13 outings this season. Friday marked the right-handers most strikeouts since June 1, giving him a total of 77 through 110 innings this year. He draws a tough matchup with the Blue Jays in his next start on Wednesday.
DTDTrevor StorySS COL 1 hour ago
Story left Saturday's game with an apparent left thumb injury, Jenny Cavnar of Root Sports reports.
Further details regarding Story's status were not immediately available, but expect his status to be updated when more news is released.
60DCaleb CothamRP CIN 1 hour ago
Cotham will undergo knee surgery and is expected to be out five-to-six months, Zach Buchanan of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
Shoulder inflammation is what originally put Cotham on the DL at the end of May, but it's a knee injury that will end his season. Cotham was knocked around to the tune of a 7.40 ERA and 1.81 WHIP in 23 appearances this season and it's uncertain if he'll be back with the Reds next year.
DTDColin ReaSP MIA 2 hours ago
Rea left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with right elbow soreness, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
He was cruising early in his Marlins debut, retiring 10 of the 11 batters he faced, but he left abruptly after striking out Jedd Gyorko to begin the fourth. Rea's being labeled as day-to-day for now, but that's probably tentative pending additional testing. The Marlins have options, including Jose Urena, Justin Nicolino and David Phelps, if Rea is forced to miss additional time.
Matt KempRF SD 2 hours ago
Kemp has been scratched from Saturday's lineup.
This seemed inevitable with multiple outlets reporting that the Padres have agreed to trade Kemp to the Braves in exchange for Hector Olivera, pending physicals. Wil Myers is now slated to man right field Saturday with Brett Wallace at first base, batting cleanup.
Joe MusgroveSP HOU 2 hours ago
Musgrove was scratched from his scheduled start for Triple-A Fresno on Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.
It would seem Musgrove is the Astros' insurance policy in case Doug Fister, whose wife is expecting the couple's first child this weekend, is unable to take Monday's turn. Although Musgrove hasn't been nearly as dominant since his promotion from Double-A Corpus Christi, his impeccable control has translated to the higher level (seven walks in 59 innings), and the overall numbers with Fresno are strong. He's given up just two runs on 12 hits while striking out 16 in his last two starts for Fresno (14 innings).
DTDColin ReaSP MIA 2 hours ago
Rea left Saturday's game in the fourth inning with an apparent injury, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.
It wasn't obvious what was ailing Rea, but he signaled to the dugout after striking out Jedd Gyorko to start the fourth and promptly left the game. He was replaced on the mound by David Phelps. Rea was making his first start Miami after coming over from San Diego in a trade the day before.
DTDWade DavisRP KC 2 hours ago
Davis is on his way back to Kansas City to undergo an MRI on his elbow, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.
This is certainly a troubling development, as the arm issues have reared their ugly head again just two weeks after Davis' return, but fantasy owners have no choice but to wait and see what is revealed in the MRI. Davis turned in four straight scoreless appearances initially upon his reinstatement from the DL, but he struggled in his last appearance, giving up two runs on two hits and three walks. Joakim Soria and Kelvin Herrera will be the top candidates to close in Davis' absence.