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Cardinals sent 1B Dan Johnson outright to Triple-A Memphis.

The veteran first baseman passed through waivers unclaimed and has opted to remain with the Cardinals as opposed to electing free agency. The 35-year-old is hitting .242/.350/.427 with 11 homers and 44 RBI at Triple-A this season.
Aug 2 - 11:22 PM

Cardinals sent RHP Marcus Hatley outright to Triple-A Memphis.

Hatley passed through waivers unclaimed after being designated for assignment on Friday. He'll continue to provide bullpen depth for the Cardinals at Triple-A.
Aug 2 - 11:20 PM

Brewers manager Craig Counsell said Sunday that the organization will have a discussion about the rotation spot of Kyle Lohse.

Lohse was handed his 13th loss of the season on Sunday, allowing four runs on nine hits over just 4 1/3 innings against the Cubs. He owns a troublesome 6.31 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 86/30 K/BB ratio on the season and has shown no signs of figuring things out or stringing a few good starts together. It's quite shocking that he has remained in the rotation for as long as he has.
Aug 2 - 11:18 PM

Lucas Duda continued his home run barrage on Sunday, blasting a two-run homer off Jordan Zimmermann in Sunday's 5-2 victory over the Nationals.

With the victory, the Mets completed their sweep of the three-game weekend series against the Nationals and pulled even with their division rival for the top spot in the National League East. Duda has been on an absolute tear at the plate in recent days, blasting nine home runs and driving home 12 runs in his last eight ballgames. He finished the night 2-for-4 and is now hitting .249/.348/.489 with 21 homers and 50 RBI on the season.
Aug 2 - 11:04 PM

Curtis Granderson blasted his 17th home run of the season as the Mets completed their three-game sweep of the Nationals on Sunday.

Granderson's two-run blast off Jordan Zimmermann got the Mets on the board in the third inning. He would immediately be followed by a solo shot from teammate Daniel Murphy, a single from Yoenis Cespedes and a two-run bomb off the bat of Lucas Duda to provide the extent of the Mets offense. Granderson has quietly had a very strong season atop the Mets lineup, slashing .254/.347/.443 with 17 long balls and 38 RBI.
Aug 2 - 10:59 PM

Tyler Clippard earned his first save as a member of the Mets on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a three-run advantage.

He allowed a one-out single to Jayson Werth, but no damage would come from it. The veteran right-hander now sports a 2.55 ERA and 39/23 K/BB ratio over 42 1/3 innings on the season while successfully converting 19 of his 23 save chances.
Aug 2 - 10:57 PM

Noah Syndergaard delivered another dominant effort in Sunday's win over the Nationals, allowing two runs on seven hits over eight strong innings.

He racked up nine strikeouts on the impressive evening without issuing a walk. The only damage against him came on a pair of solo home runs, one by Anthony Rendon in the first inning and the other from Yunel Escobar in the sixth. The 22-year-old now boasts a 2.66 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 100/20 K/BB ratio over 94 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to continue his dominance on Saturday when he takes on the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Aug 2 - 10:54 PM

Anthony Rendon clubbed his first home run of the season as the Nationals fell to the Mets on Sunday night in New York.

Rendon got the Nationals on the board with a solo homer in the first inning off Noah Syndergaard. He also added a pair of singles in the contest, finishing the night 3-for-4 to raise his season slash to .286/.363/.388.
Aug 2 - 10:54 PM

Jordan Zimmerman struggled in a losing effort against the Mets on Sunday, allowing five runs on six hits over his six innings of work.

The right-hander issued a pair of walks while punching out seven on the evening. All of the damage against him came in a span of four batters in the third inning where Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda all launched towering home runs. Even with this rough outing, Zimmermann will bring a 3.57 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Rockies.
Aug 2 - 10:53 PM

Josh Reddick (back) is unlikely to play on Monday.

Reddick tweaked his back while making a running catch during Sunday's game against the Indians. He indicated that his back was feeling better after icing it though, and doesn't believe it will be an issue moving forward. Expect him to return to the A's lineup on Tuesday.
Source: CSN Bay Area
Aug 2 - 8:34 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the White Sox, Rangers and Orioles have emerged as the most likely destinations for Danny Valencia.

In a bit of a surprise move, Valencia was designated for assignment by the Blue Jays on Saturday. He is expected to be claimed off trade waivers on Monday, which will give the Jays an opportunity to deal him. Valencia is having a terrific season, slashing .296/.331/.506 with seven long balls and 29 RBI in his 162 at-bats.
Aug 2 - 8:16 PM

Mark Canha hit a walk-off double to propel the A's to a 2-1 win over the Indians on Sunday.

Canha had not recorded a hit entering the 10th inning, but his two-out double off of Indians reliever Cody Allen scored Sam Fuld from first to give the A's a low-scoring win. Canha's hitting .229/.292/.381 with eight homers and 35 RBI in 236 at-bats this season.
Aug 2 - 8:11 PM

Carrie Muskat of reports that Dan Haren will "probably" retire after the 2015 season.

"I would say right now the chances are this will probably be it," Haren told Muskat. "I don’t want to say this is it and pull a Brett Favre. That’s why I said ‘probably’ [on Twitter]. At least I leave myself a little way out." The 34-year-old contemplated retirement before the 2015 season as well if he wasn't traded to a team on the west coast, but the competitor in him wound winning out and he is enjoying a terrific year in his 13th big league season.
Aug 2 - 8:02 PM

Jerry Sands went 1-for-3 with a sacrifice fly in Sunday's loss to the A's.

The Indians accumulated six total singles in the game. Sands had one of those, and he also had the only RBI on Cleveland's side of the ledger, as he hit a sacrifice fly against Athletics starter Sonny Gray in the first inning. In 27 at-bats this season, Sands has picked up 10 hits, two of which have gone for doubles. He's not going to see the playing time for fantasy relevance.
Aug 2 - 8:01 PM

Sonny Gray pitched a typically strong game in a no-decision against the Indians on Sunday, yielding one run on four hits over seven innings before watching his team take a 2-1 win in 10 innings.

Gray had issues with his control, as he walked four, but he also struck out seven. The lone run to score against the All-Star came in the first inning, when he allowed a sacrifice fly to Jerry Sands. Otherwise, Gray kept the Indians at bay over his seven innings of work. He's been money all season and currently holds a 2.12 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 131/40 K/BB ratio across 152 2/3 innings. A home date with the Astros is up next on his schedule.
Aug 2 - 7:56 PM

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