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Yu Darvish struggled with his control on Wednesday, which led to five walks and five runs -- three earned -- in six innings of work during a no-decision versus the Reds in a game the Rangers eventually won 6-5.

He gave up just four base hits while striking out five batters. A throwing error by Elvis Andrus led to the two unearned runs. Darvish hit his first career home run to help atone for his sub-par performance on the mound. Darvish has a 2.91 ERA despite tonight's poor outing and will take his next turn on Monday against the Mariners in the first of a two-start week.
Aug 24 - 10:52 PM

Tim Adleman coughed up five runs -- four earned -- in five innings but escaped with a no-decision versus the Rangers on Wednesday.

All five runs scored via the longball in this interleague matchup. The biggest was a three-run bomb by Nomar Mazara in the second inning. He gave up back-to-back homers to pitcher Yu Darvish and Ian Desmond in the fifth inning. Adleman pitched well this past Friday in his first start since being recalled from Triple-A but he couldn't keep that mojo humming tonight. He made four effective major league starts in May. For the season he is 2-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 29 1/3 innings.
Aug 24 - 10:49 PM

Sam Dyson tossed a spotless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead and earn his 28th save of the season on Wednesday.

He induced three consecutive ground-outs and got through the inning on only eight pitches. He is not a big strikeout guy but he has been effective at keeping the ball on the ground this year. He has a 2.83 ERA with 41 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings.
Aug 24 - 10:47 PM

Ian Desmond drilled a solo homer, scored twice and swiped a base as the Rangers beat the Reds on Wednesday.

The home run immediately followed a Yu Darvish solo blast. Desmond has been a fantasy gold mine this year, batting .290 with 21 homers, 87 runs scored, 75 RBI and 19 stolen bases. It has been an amazing comeback campaign for the former Nationals star.
Aug 24 - 10:43 PM

Wei-Yin Chen (elbow) tossed 20 pitches -- all fastballs -- on Wednesday.

Baby steps, but Chen did not report any pain after the mini-pitching session. Manager Don Mattingly has said that a mid-September return would be the most optimistic outlook for the veteran southpaw, but the Marlins aren't banking on that. Last month, he was placed on the disabled list with a left elbow sprain retroactive to July 21. He began a throwing program several weeks ago, but without quick progress in his rehab, a return in 2016 will begin to look more doubtful.
Source: MLB.com
Aug 24 - 10:40 PM

Nomar Mazara blasted a three-run homer in his first at-bat on Wednesday for his only hit of the night.

The rookie has cooled since his white-hot first few weeks of the season. He is still batting .280/.333/.427 with 15 longballs and 49 RBI in 114 games. That is pretty darn good for a 21-year-old in his first taste of the big leagues. He is not a king-maker in fantasy leagues this year but could well be in future seasons.
Aug 24 - 10:37 PM

Ramon Cabrera went 1-for-4 and drove in two runs with a double in the Reds' loss on Wednesday.

The double was of the ground rule variety. If the ball had not bounced over the fence a third run would have scored. Cabrera is batting .248 with one home run as the Reds' backup catcher behind Tucker Barnhart due to the season-long absence of Devin Mesoraco. He doesn't get enough playing time to merit fantasy consideration even in most two-catcher leagues.
Aug 24 - 10:32 PM

Marlins acquired OF Jeff Francoeur from the Braves as part of a three-team trade.

Atlanta received minor league catcher Matthew Foley from the Marlins and infield prospect Dylan Moore from the Rangers, sending international bonus pool slot No. 93 to Texas in return. Miami gave up international bonus slots No. 37 and No. 97 to the Rangers. Got all that? Francoeur was batting just .249/.290/.381 with seven home runs and 33 RBI through 276 plate appearances this season for the Braves, but the Marlins were desperate for outfield help with Giancarlo Stanton (groin) ruled out for the remainder of the year. Francoeur figures to see semi-regular starts against left-handed pitching in Miami.
Aug 24 - 10:23 PM

Dillon Gee was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday.

Gee hung zeroes on the scoreboard until the 6th inning when all three runs scored. After getting the first batter out he allowed four consecutive singles to bring in two runs. He was then relieved by Peter Moylan, who gave up a sacrifice fly to let in the third run charged to Gee. The one bad inning spoiled what was shaping up to be an impressive outing. He now has a 5-7 record and 4.55 ERA with 80 strikeouts and 30 walks in 99 innings.
Aug 24 - 10:19 PM

Braves acquired INF Dylan Moore and C Matthew Foley in the three-team Jeff Francoeur trade.

Moore, a seventh-round pick of the Rangers in 2015, has batted .266/.376/.445 with 21 home runs, 96 RBI, 55 stolen bases, and 112 runs scored in 187 professional games. He wasn't considered one of the Rangers' top-30 prospects leading into the 2016 season, but those are pretty intriguing numbers for such a minor trade. Texas received international bonus money in return from both the Braves and Marlins.
Aug 24 - 10:15 PM

Fernando Rodney loaded the bases in the ninth inning but escaped without allowing a run while notching a save versus the Royals on Wednesday.

He did his best to make things interesting after being called upon to protect a 3-0 Marlins lead. The save was his 25th of the season. He is still serving as closer despite the return of A.J. Ramos from the disabled list. The situation remains fluid. Expect Ramos to regain the closer's role after he proves himself fully healthy.
Aug 24 - 10:15 PM

Braves acquired C Matthew Foley and SS Dylan Moore in the three-team Jeff Francoeur trade.

Foley comes from the Marlins and Moore is coming over from the Rangers. Foley, a 40th-round pick in 2015 out of Rhode Island College, has batted .203/.314/.203 over 70 professional plate appearances. The 23-year-old catcher is obviously not much of a prospect.
Aug 24 - 10:12 PM

Marlins manager Don Mattingly said that Jose Fernandez suffered a cramp in Wednesday's game against the Royals.

Disaster seemingly averted for the Marlins. Fernandez grabbed his calf and limped off the field after striking out the final batter of the seventh inning, but Mattingly said after the game that it was only a cramp. The ace fireballer should be good to go next time he's scheduled to toe the rubber barring an unforeseen setback. Fernandez worked seven scoreless innings Wednesday night versus Kansas City, striking out nine.
Aug 24 - 10:10 PM

Christian Yelich went 1-for-3 plus a walk and drove in two runs in the Marlins' defeat of the Royals on Wednesday.

His single in the sixth inning plated Jose Fernandez and Dee Gordon for the game's first two runs. It turned out the Marlins would only need one of those to win the contest. It seems like he has been around for a long time but Yelich is still just 24 years old. He has developed into one of the best pure hitters in the league. He is now batting .312/.384/.493 with 15 home runs and 72 RBI in 120 games.
Aug 24 - 10:08 PM

Andrew Benintendi left Wednesday's game against the Rays with a left knee sprain.

Benintendi suffered the injury while attempting to get back to second base to avoid a tag in the seventh inning. He rolled over his left ankle, spraining his knee in the process, and needed to be helped off the field by the training staff. The Red Sox will reevaluate the young outfielder on Thursday, but this could easily end in a trip to the 15-day disabled list and perhaps something much worse.
Aug 24 - 10:03 PM



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