Description: Athletics pitcher Kendall Graveman had a great spot start against the Rays on Saturday.
Insight: Oakland recalled Graveman from Triple-A to make the start on Saturday. He pitched six shutout innings versus the Rays. He allowed three hits, struck out six and walked two. Graveman, however, is not fantasy relevant with a 2-2 record and 6.04 ERA in 22 1/3 innings this season.
Description: Oakland recalled Kendall Graveman and he will make the start on Saturday for the A's.
Insight: Graveman has been ugly this season in four major league starts (1-2, 8.27 ERA 2.020 WHIP), but may have found his stride at Nashville. In four Triple-A starts he was 2-1 with a 1.849 ERA and 1.192 WHIP.
Description: Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned a save on Wednesday against the Pirates to move into first place on the Phillies all-time saves list.
Insight: Papelbon needed a little bit of help as right fielder Jeff Francouer threw out the potential tying run, Steve Lombardozzi, at the plate for the final out of the game. That came immediately after Lombardozzi advanced from first to third on a Papelbon throwing error. Papelbon has 113 saves with the Phillies and is only the second closer to have at least 100 saves with two different teams.
Description: Marlins relief pitcher A.J. Ramos is expected to get his shot at becoming the team's closer according to the Miami Herald.
Insight: Manager Mike Redmond is likely going to use a "closer by committee" approach, but Ramos could become the team's closer if he pitches well. Steve Cishek was the team's closer, but he has a 1-3 record with a 10.32 ERA in 11 1/3 innings this season.
Description: The Marlins are expected to use a closer by commitee moving forward.
Insight: Steve Cishek blew his second straight save on Monday night. Manager Mike Redmond said Cishek will be in the mix, but that is definitely no assurance for fantasy owners there. Miami is also reportedly interested in Rafael Soriano.
Description: Pirates closer Mark Melancon looked a bit shaky, but he nailed down his seventh save of the season as Pittsburgh beat St. Louis, 4-3, on Sunday.
Insight: Melancon allowed two hits in the first three batters as the tying run moved into scoring position, but he was able to strike out Jason Heyward and then induced a grounder from pinch hitter Pete Kozma. Melancon hasn't allowed a run in his last three innings, so his numbers, 3.77 ERA and 1.26 WHIP, look a little bit better after a rough first half of April.
Description: Red Sox closer Koji Uehara recorded his sixth save of the season on Sunday in the, 6-3, victory over the Blue Jays.
Insight: Uehara allowed one base runner, a walk to Toronto catcher Josh Thole, but he struck out and induced two ground outs versus the other three batters he faced. Uehara has a 2.16 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings this season.