Sean O'Sullivan delivered a quality start in Friday's loss to the Nationals, surrendering just two runs on five hits over his six innings of work.
O'Sullivan punched out three on the night while walking one. He allowed a solo homer to Bryce Harper in the second inning and an RBI double to Ian Desmond in the sixth, but that was the extent of the damage. The right-hander will carry an impressive 3.54 ERA and 1.14 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Mets in New York and could be worth a look as a streaming option in mixed leagues.
Hanley Ramirez was removed from Friday's game against the Angels due to soreness in his left hand.
Ramirez was drilled by a pitch there earlier in the ballgame. The fact that the score was 11-3 at the time may have also played a role in his early departure. He should be considered day-to-day.
Hyun-Jin Ryu admitted Friday that he has known about the tear in his labrum since he underwent an MRI two years ago.
The fact that he was able to pitch through the injury for as long as he did, and at the level of effectiveness, is a minor miracle. He underwent season-ending surgery on Thursday to correct the issue and should be ready to go for spring training next season barring any setbacks.
Wily Peralta was removed from Friday's start against the Braves after just four innings due to tightness in his left side.
He departed with a 10-0 lead, so to not stick around for another inning to earn the victory, so the team was clearly concerned about the issue. The Brewers should have an update on his status and potential timetable for his return shortly.
Matt Cain (elbow) threw a successful bullpen session on Friday, mixing in offspeed pitches with fastballs.
Giants manager Bruce Bochy came away from the session encouraged. As long as he doesn't experience any unusual soreness on Saturday, he'll proceed to the next stage of his rehab which will be facing live hitters for the first time on Tuesday. While he's finally making tangible progress, he still isn't expected to return to the Giants before July.
White Sox acquired RHP Blake Smith from the Dodgers for LHP Eric Surkamp.
A former outfielder that has been converted to the bullpen, the 27-year-old owns a 1.62 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 16/9 K/BB ratio in 16 2/3 innings at Double-A Tulsa. He'll provide organizational bullpen depth for the White Sox.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said Friday that David Hernandez (elbow) could rejoin the Diamondbacks' bullpen next week.
The right-hander is working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He has already appeared in two minor league rehab games with High-A Visalia, tossing a pair of scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and striking out three.
Dodgers acquired LHP Eric Surkamp from the White Sox for RHP Blake Smith..
The 27-year-old posted a 2.81 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 30/9 K/BB ratio over 25 2/3 innings at Triple-A Charlotte. It's unclear if the Dodgers view him as bullpen depth or if they'll stretch him out as a starter.