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    AL Player Notes - August 14, 2013

    Chris Archer - Chris Archer faced the Mariners on Tuesday and gave up 5 ER on nine hits while striking out five over just five innings. Archer entered Tuesday's start with a sparkling 2.71 ERA, but he has been outpitching...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 13th, 2013

    Garrett Richards - Richards has been pretty impressive since returning to the Angel rotation, tossing 3 quality starts in 4 (he'd likely have 4 but he wasn't stretched out enough to go more than 5 in his first outing) after...

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    NL Player Notes - August 13, 2013

    Andrew Lambo -- Lambo has had a rocky minor league career with suspensions and injuries, but he finally started making good on his promise this year for the Pirates, and he's now earned the call to the majors. I wouldn't...

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    AL Player Notes - August 12, 2013

    RA Dickey - Looking to build off back-to-back good outings, RA Dickey faced the Athletics on Sunday and allowed 3 ER on six hits with six strikeouts and two walks over seven innings. Dickey's struggles this season (4.44 xFIP, 4.49...

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    NL Player Notes - August 11, 2013

    Michael Wacha -- Wacha was solid last night in a 5-inning, 2-ER effort against the Cubs (with a less solid 4/3 K/BB), but St. Louis announced before the game that it would likely be his last start of the year....

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    AL Player Notes- August 9th, 2013

    Mark Reynolds- CLE- Drop Value- Reynolds was designated for assignment yesterday but there is a good chance he will catch on with another team soon. That team could be Baltimore. The Orioles' DHs have hit a collective .210 with 16...

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    NL Player Notes - August 8, 2013

    Cole Hamels - Cole Hamels faced the Cubs on Wednesday and allowed 2 ER over seven innings. He struck out three and walked zero. Hamels has been pitching better of late, posting quality starts in five of his past six...

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    AL Player Notes - August 8th, 2013

    Josh Donaldson, 3B, Oakland A's: Cold Batter Donaldson finally drove in a run with a solo homer off of Homer Bailey yesterday afternoon. This marked his first RBI of the second half. He finished the game 2-for-4 with two runs...

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    NL Player Notes- August 7th, 2013

    Wilmer Flores- NYN- Rookie- It wasn't an auspicious debut for Flores, who went 0-for-4 and committed an error last night. He was hitting .321 with 15 homers in 463 ABs at AAA Las Vegas when he was called up. Flores...

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    AL Daily Notes - August 6th, 2013

    Brett Oberholtzer - I'm sure Oberholtzer's second 7 IP, 0 ER start is going to set off a run to the waiver wire, and perhaps that's OK. The big lefty is an extreme flyball-pitcher with average stuff and good control,...

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    NL Player Notes - August 6, 2013

    Everth Cabrera -- The Biogenesis situation came to a head yesterday, and MLB suspended Everth Cabrera 50 games. Cabrera will not appeal the suspension, effectively ending his 2013 season. Cabrera finished the year with a .283/.355/.381 slash line and an...

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    AL Player Notes - August 5, 2013

    Andre Rienzo - Andre Rienzo made his second major league start on Sunday against the Tigers, allowing 2 ER on four hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked three. Rienzo pitched well in his debut against the...

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    AL Player Notes- August 2nd, 2013

    Elvis Andrus- TEX- Hot- Andrus extended his hitting streak to 14 games by going 1-for-4. He is 17-for-51 in that span. This may e a continuation of some regression to the mean. Last month, Andrus hit .287 after a mark...

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    AL Player Notes - August 1st, 2013

    Bud Norris -- Norris was traded from Houston to Baltimore at yesterday's trade deadline. The move wasn't the best case scenario for his value, but Norris still gets a small value boost. He remains in the American League and in...

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    NL Player Notes- July 31st, 2013

    Brian Wilson- SF- FYI- Wilson had been working out in front of people connected with the Giants but ended up heading to southern California, but not to be one of the Beach Boys. He signed with the arch rival Dodgers....

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    AL Player Notes - July 31, 2013

    Alex Rios - The White Sox Alex Rios was linked to the Yankees on Tuesday evening, but had not yet been traded as of late in the evening, although he did leave the game early after fouling a ball off...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 30th, 2013

    Jose Veras - Jose Veras' value takes a big hit today with his trade to Detroit for 19 year old A-ball OF Danry Vasquez. Veras will provide another set-up man for closer Joaquin Benoit in Detroit, and thus will lose...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 28th, 2013

    Tyler Skaggs - Skaggs had a rough go of it last night, allowing 7 runs on 8 baserunners to the lowly Padres over just 3 2/3 innings of work. 5 walks were the major culprit, a common theme in many...

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    AL Player Notes - July 27, 2013

    RA Dickey - RA Dickey's inconsistent 2013 continued on Friday against the Astros as the knuckleballer struck out eight Astros over six innings, but also gave up 5 ER to raise his season ERA to 4.86. He now has a...

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    NL Player Notes: July 27th, 2013

    Daniel Murphy, 2B, New York Mets Over the course of the season, most player hit their hot and cold streaks. For Murphy, his hotstreaks seem to always be scorching hot. Sure a .400 batting average over a two week span...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 26th, 2013

    Jean Segura (SS - MIL): As the season has worn on we're starting to see Segura's strong start to the season regress to a more normalized pace. Segura was a very good hitter in the minors (.313/.367/.439 in 6 seasons)...

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    AL Player Notes- July 26th, 2013

    Jake Peavy- CHA- Hot- In what could have been his last start as a White Sox (or is it White Sock?) Peavy allowed 4 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 in 7 IP to run his record to...

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    NL Player Notes - July 25th, 2013

    Taylor Jordan -- The Nationals said yesterday that rookie start Taylor Jordan would be shut down after another 20 or 30 innings. He had Tommy John surgery two years ago and was held to 54.1 innings last year, so this...

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    NL Player Notes - July 25th, 2013

    Taylor Jordan -- The Nationals said yesterday that rookie start Taylor Jordan would be shut down after another 20 or 30 innings. He had Tommy John surgery two years ago and was held to 54.1 innings last year, so this...

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    AL Player Notes- July 25th, 2013

    Justin Maxwell (OF-HOU)- Maxwell went hitless in four plate appearances on Wednesday in the Astros loss. He has struggled for most of the year, and he struck out three times to see his slash line drop to .238/.309/.365. Known for...

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    AL Player Notes - July 24, 2013

    Rick Porcello - The Tigers' Rick Porcello tossed seven innings and gave up 0 ER against the White Sox on Tuesday and his ERA now sits at 4.49 for the season. Porcello is still inconsistent, but he's showing signs that...

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    NL Player Notes- July 24th, 2013

    Tim Lincecum-SF-Cold- When Lincecum needed 148 pitches to throw a no hitter that was a sign that his stuff wasn't back to form yet. Although only 52 of those pitches were balls he still allowed 4 walks in his 9...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 23rd, 2013

    Ryan Braun -- In a shocking announcement, Major League Baseball suspended Ryan Braun for the rest of the season yesterday, and Braun elected not to appeal, all but admitting guilt in using PEDs. It seems as though MLB had quite...

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    AL Daily Notes - July 23rd, 2013

    Henry Urrutia - Henry Urrutia has been called up and apparently will be serving as the primary DH against RHP for the Orioles coming out of the break. A 26 year old OF from Cuba, Urrutia hit 365/427/531 between AA...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 22, 2013

    A small sampling of Monday's player notes: Francisco Rodriguez (RP-MIL) - The Brewers are looking to be sellers this month, and they have a number of quality reliever that would fit right in with contenders such as the Red Sox,...

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    AL Notes - July 22nd, 2013

    Kyle Seager (3B - SEA): Seager is putting together a bit of a poor-man's version of Chase Headley's 2012 season. Seager plays in a tough home-park with a lineup around him that most write-off in fantasy, but he's managed to...

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    Al Player Notes: July 21st, 2013

    Wil Myers, OF, Tampa Bay Rays: Rookie Myers drove in the 17th and 18th runs of his season (and career) yesterday in Toronto to help Tampa win, 4-3. He finished the game 2-for-4 and now has a line of .310/.336/.460...

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    NL Daily Notes: July 20th, 2013

    Brandon Phillips, 2B, Cincinnati Reds: RBI Machine Phillips only recorded one hit in four at-bats Friday night, but his only hit proved to be huge as he cleared the bases with a double to deep center, narrowly missing a grand...

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    AL Player Notes - July 20, 2013

    Ervin Santana - Ervin Santana drew a tough matchup to open his second half of the season, facing the Tigers on Friday, but he was up to the task giving up 0 ER on two hits in 7 1/3 innings....

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    AL Notes - July 15th, 2013

    Hisashi Iwakuma (SP - SEA) - Iwakuma ended a streak of 5 straight non-quality starts by limiting the Angels to 3 ER's over 7 innings on Sunday. Iwakuma struck out 7 and walked just 1 as he picked up his...

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    NL Daily Notes - July 14th, 2013

    Tyler Chatwood - Chatwood was solid again yesterday against the Dodgers, tossing a complete-game four-hitter but falling on the losing side of a 1-0 score. Chatwood has allowed two earned runs or fewer in 10 of 12 starts for Colorado,...