Zac Rosscup RP FA 5 hours ago
Rosscup was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Rosscup was cast off the 40-man roster in order to make room for Mark Zagunis, whose contract was purchased by the Cubs earlier Thursday. The 29-year-old compiled a 2.60 ERA and 39:8 K:BB through 27.2 innings with Triple-A Iowa this season, so he'll likely garner some interest on waivers.
60DChristian Friedrich SP SD 5 hours ago
Friedrich (elbow/side) transferred his rehab assignment to Triple-A El Paso on Thursday.
Friedrich tossed four scoreless innings in his third rehab appearance for Double-A San Antonio earlier in the week, so he'll head to Triple-A before ultimately rejoining the Padres. It's unclear how many starts he'll need to make with El Paso, but it appears a the 29-year-old is nearing a return to major-league action.
Freddy Galvis SS PHI 5 hours ago
Galvis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run during Thursday's win over the Cardinals.
The shortstop is up to a .238/.291/.405 slash line with seven homers, 29 RBI and 24 runs for the campaign. While Galvis' regular at-bats provide a respectable fantasy floor in deep settings, he's not posting impact numbers and doesn't project to, either.
Wandy Peralta RP CIN 5 hours ago
Peralta has allowed runs in his last two outings and multiple baserunners in his last three outings.
In what seems to be a related note, Peralta leads the Reds in appearances, pitching in 32 games so far this season. After an electric start, he has given up five runs in his last two outings, raising his ERA to 3.73. His drop in performance is a microcosm of the Reds' overworked bullpen, as they have worked a greater percentage of their team's innings than any other major league team.
10DDarren O'Day RP BAL 6 hours ago
O'Day (shoulder) is set to be reinstated off the DL on Friday prior to the Orioles game with Tampa Bay, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports.
After landing on the disabled list June 9 following a feeling of discomfort in his shoulder, O'Day has worked his way back to bullpen. He threw a simulated game Wednesday and should return to his setup role following his reinstatement.
Aaron Nola SP PHI 6 hours ago
Nola (4-5) allowed just a single run on four hits and two walks while striking out eight batters through 7.1 innings during Thursday's win over St. Louis.
This was arguably Nola's best start of the season, and he was particularly sharp throwing 74 of 107 pitches for strikes and going deep into the game. It was also especially encouraging because the young righty posted a 4.89 ERA through his previous six starts dating back to when he returned from the disabled list May 21. Nola should probably still be started with a degree of caution until he shows more consistency on the hill, though. He projects to face the Mariners at Safeco Park in his next start.
Jace Peterson 2B/3B/LF ATL 6 hours ago
Peterson was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Peterson will replace Rio Ruiz on the roster, who was sent back to Triple-A after struggling mightily at the plate in June. The 27-year-old, who slashed just .194/.293/.259 with zero homers and two steals in 42 games with the big club earlier in the season, will fill a utility role for the Braves.
DTDGeorge Springer CF/RF/DH HOU 6 hours ago
Springer (hand) was diagnosed with a left hand contusion after exiting Thursday's game following a hit by pitch.
Springer will be considered day-to-day following his injury that occurred during the first at-bat of Thursday's affair. He was struck by a fastball that nicked his shoulder and proceeded to catch is left hand which caused the 27-year-old to be removed from the game. Springer could be back in action as soon as Friday night against the Mariners, but the Astros may stress precaustion and choose to give Jake Marisnick the start, especially with all the outfield depth that Houston employs.
Sergio Romo RP LAD 6 hours ago
Romo threw a perfect inning Wednesday, striking out two in a win over the Mets.
It was the Romo's first appearance since being activated from the disabled list Monday. The veteran arm has seen his production take a huge hit since moving from Northern to Southern California (6.10 ERA in 25 games), but a 3.84 xFIP and low 65 percent strand rate highlight that the bad luck that he has been experiencing. Romo has maintained his strong strikeout rate (10.9 K/9) during his slump, so there is potential for a turnaround at some point this season.
Rio Ruiz 3B ATL 6 hours ago
Ruiz was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.
Ruiz had recently fell out of favor at third base after going just 3-for-35 (.086) in 17 games this month, so the Braves decided to send him back to Gwinnett for some more seasoning. Jace Peterson was recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding move, Johan Camargo should continue to see the bulk of starts at third base until Freddie Freeman (wrist) returns from the disabled list.