Dose: Lamar Miller On the Rise

Dose: Lamar Miller On the Rise
Nick Mensio rounds up the NFL news of the weekend, checking in on Lamar Miller, Kyle Rudolph, 49ers running backs and plenty of others.
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Craig Kimbrel collected his 32nd save of the season in dominant fashion Monday versus the Padres.

Kimbrel struck out all three batters he faced in the top of the ninth inning, needing only 13 pitches. Atlanta's closer has a ridiculous 1.90 ERA, 0.87 WHIP, and 74/17 K/BB ratio in 42 2/3 total frames this year.
Jul 28 - 3:06 PM

Evan Gattis went 3-for-4 with two RBI in the Braves' defeat of the Padres on Monday afternoon.

Gattis opened the game's scoring with a solo shot in the bottom of the seventh inning off San Diego starter Jason Lane and then drove in Justin Upton with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. He also had one another single, and is now batting .292/.350/.556 with 17 homers and 42 RBI in 69 games this season.
Jul 28 - 3:03 PM

Dodgers acquired 2B Darwin Barney from the Cubs for a player to be named later.

The Cubs designated Barney for assignment last week, handing second base duties to Arismendy Alcantara and Emilio Bonifacio. Barney had a rough .244/.290/.335 batting line in parts of five seasons with Chicago, but he's an elite defender at second base.
Jul 28 - 2:58 PM

Rays activated RHP Joel Peralta from the 15-day disabled list.

Peralta was out for 15 days after contracting the chikungunya virus while vacationing in the Dominican Republic over the All-Star break. The right-hander threw a scoreless rehab inning on Saturday in High-A ball.
Jul 28 - 2:53 PM

Rays designated LHP Erik Bedard for assignment.

Bedard registered a 4.76 ERA and 1.49 WHIP in 15 starts and two relief appearances for Tampa Bay. The 35-year-old southpaw was dumped Monday to open up a roster spot for Joel Peralta, who was activated from the disabled list in a corresponding roster move.
Jul 28 - 2:51 PM

Jason Lane allowed just one run over six-plus innings but took the loss Monday against the Braves.

The one run he allowed was on an Evan Gattis solo shot that led off the bottom of the seventh inning. And that was enough for Atlanta on a day that the San Diego offense managed just five total hits and zero runs. Lane was sharp in his first major league start, striking out two Braves hitters and issuing no walks. He could get another turn in the Padres' rotation soon.
Jul 28 - 2:48 PM

Mariners recalled OF Jake Marisnick from Triple-A New Orleans.

Marisnick is just 8-for-47 (.170) this season at the major league level. The 23-year-old outfielder has posted promising speed and power numbers in the minors, but he is doubtful to hold fantasy relevance in 2014.
Jul 28 - 2:45 PM

Marlins optioned C J.T. Realmuto to Triple-A New Orleans.

Realmuto was only in the majors for a couple of days this time around. The 23-year-old catcher is 4-for-20 (.200) in seven games this season with the Marlins.
Jul 28 - 2:43 PM
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