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Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX7/23/2014 10:39:00 PM
Description: Rangers reliever Neftali Feliz could find himself in the closer role again after Joakim Soria was traded to the Tigers Wednesday night.
Insight: Feliz has allowed five hits and three runs in 10 1/3 innings since he was recalled from the minors. Neal Cotts (3.35 ERA, 50 Ks in 43 IP) is the other guy who may get a shot.
Joakim Soria, RP, DETHot7/23/2014 10:27:00 PM
Description: The Tigers have agreed to trade closer Joakim Soria to the Detroit Tigers for pitching prospects Jake Thompson and Corey Knebel, according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports.
Insight: Tigers closer Joe Nathan has a 5.89 ERA, a 1.53 WHIP and five blown saves this season. It's unclear if Soria will take the closer job from him, but that would make sense. Soria has a 2.70 ERA, a 0.87 WHIP and a 42/4 K/BB in 33 1/3 innings. Thompson and Knebel are both top-five prospects in Detroit's system, so this would be a steep price to give up if the Tigers plan to use Soria in the eighth inning.
Aaron Sanchez, RP, TOR7/22/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jays have called up top pitching prospect Aaron Sanchez, but he'll pitch out of the bullpen.
Insight: Sanchez has posted a 3.95 ERA in 100 1/3 innings in the minors this season. The right-hander has walked 191 batters in 356 1/3 minor league innings, including 57 this season. He can be ignored in re-draft leagues.
Marcus Stroman, RP, TORHot7/19/2014 5:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman shut down the Rangers Saturday, yieelding just four hits and no runs in seven innings of work.
Insight: In nine starts since he joined the rotation, Stroman has given up two runs or less seven times. As a starter his ERA is 2.87 with a 1.128 WHIP. He should be on fantasy rosters, but if he's available you should strongly consider making a claim for him.
Huston Street, RP, SDPHot7/18/2014 6:09:00 PM
Description: According to Jim Bowden of ESPN and SiriusXM, the Padres are close to finalizing a trade that will send closer Huston Street to the Angels.
Insight: Street has recorded a 1.09 ERA, a 0.76 WHIP and 24 saves in 25 chances this season. Joe Smith has thrown 10 innings in a row without giving up a hit and 11 1/3 without allowing a run, but he's likely to move back to a set-up role.
Jonathan Papelbon, RP, PHI7/16/2014 2:08:00 PM
Description: Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the Dodgers are expected to pursue Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon.
Insight: Papelbon has quietly had a terrific season, saving 22 games and recording a 1.21 ERA. a 0.86 WHIP and 33 Ks in 37 1/3 innings. If Los Angeles acquires Papelbon, it could move Kenley Jansen (27 saves, 3.49 ERA, 1.27 WHIP) to the eighth inning. Brian Wilson and Chris Perez have faltered as set-up men this season and Papelbon has more closing experience than Jansen. The Dodgers have also used lesser pitchers like Brandon League and Javy Guerra over Jansen in the closer role in the past even after Jansen had proven his dominance.
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN7/16/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman tweaked his left hamstring while covering first base during the All-Star game on Tuesday.
Insight: Chapman has been dealing with the injury for a while, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He's expected to be fine for Friday.
Shane Greene, RP, NYY7/12/2014 7:21:00 PM
Description: The desperate-for-pitching New York Yankees gave 25-year-old Shane Greene a second start and he was very good over 7 1/3 IP yielding four hits and no runs while striking out nine.
Insight: With CC Sabathia, Masahiro Tanaka Ivan Nova and Michael Pineda all sidelined Greene's game was huge.
Jesse Hahn, RP, SDP7/12/2014 7:10:00 PM
Description: Padres 24-year-old right-hander Jesse Hahn was sent to Triple-A El Paso.
Insight: Hahn's fantasy owners shouldn't panic. The team will bring up a player for the final two games before the break, but Hahn should return as he's been the Padres' best pitcher (5-2, 2.21 ERA, 1.057 WHIP)
Garrett Richards, RP, ANAHot7/11/2014 10:45:00 PM
Description: Angels starter Garrett Richards blanked the Rangers over seven innings Friday night to improve to 11-2.
Insight: Richards has a 2.55 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP and 127 Ks in 123 1/3 innings this season, but he won't be representing the AL in the All-Star game. He lost the Final Vote to Chris Sale.
Addison Reed, RP, ARICold7/9/2014 1:31:00 PM
Description: Diamondbacks closer Addison Reed allowed a two-run homer to Marcell Ozuna in the ninth inning to blow his fifth save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins.
Insight: Reed has given up a whopping nine homers in 36 2/3 innings this season and has a 4.42 ERA. Manager Kirk Gibson has given him two votes of confidence and said earlier this month that the team isn't considering a change, but the D-Backs can't stick with him much longer. Brad Ziegler is likely next in line for saves.


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