PT Today

Brian
Rudd
August 07, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
After watching Santiago Casilla (RHP, SF) blow five of his last nine save opportunities, followed by entering a tie game July 30 and taking the loss, Manager Bruce Bochy has decided he will use multiple pitchers in the ninth inning. Casilla was victimized by a 25% home run per fly ball rate and 52% hit rate in July, and his skills on the year (9.9 Dom, 114 BPV) suggest he is fit for any role. He figures to remain in the mix for saves, but his value certainly takes a hit with the news that he will split closing duties.
Thomas
Kephart
August 06, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Brandon Phillips (2B, CIN) returned to action Monday after missing five games with a left calf strain. Phillips had been swinging a hot stick for two months before the injury, with similar numbers in June and July. He batted .311 with an .830 OPS in June, while his July stats included .317 BA and .828 OPS. His June .300 xBA and July .315 xBA supported his production. Replacements Miguel Cairo (IF, CIN) and Wilson Valdez (2B/SS, CIN) return to reserve roles after splitting time during Phillips' absence.
Kristopher
Olson
August 05, 2012 11:06 PM GMT
Cubs add two heralded young players to roster; in KC, an elite speedster works his way into the good side of a platoon; the A's have issues in both their rotation and bullpen; and Evan Longoria may be about to make his long-awaited return.
Christopher
Mallonee
August 04, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Injuries continue to deplete both TOR and COL lineups. It was announced that Christian Friedrich (LHP, COL) is going to miss the rest of the season, and Michael Cuddyer (1B/OF, COL) could miss up to three weeks with an oblique strain. Tyler Colvin (RF, COL) will get his opportunity for regular PT. Meanwhile, TOR called up prospect Adeiny Hechavarria (SS, TOR) and put him at a brand new position to offset the losses of Colby Rasmus (CF, TOR) and Brett Lawrie (3B, TOR).
Thomas
Kephart
August 03, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
WAS traded a minor-league catcher to OAK for veteran Kurt Suzuki (C, WAS) to bolster a catching corps decimated by injury. Suzuki is having the least productive season of his career, batting .218 with a .530 OPS. His 0.17 Eye suggests his once-solid plate skills have collapsed, while his .211 xBA says his lowly BA is merited. Suzuki entered 2012 off three straight seasons with 13-15 HR, but with a 57 PX and only one HR in 262 AB, his power has ebbed.
Brent
Hershey
August 02, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Ruiz injury, Young/Parra platoon, additional trade fallout and a couple of anticipated AL debuts ...
Harold
Nichols
August 01, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Patrick Corbin returned to the Diamondbacks' rotation with a PQS-5 performance. How closely should you pay attention?
Brian
Rudd
July 31, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Dempster to Rangers, Victorino to Dodgers, Pence to Giants highlight deadline deals. Also, Broxton goes to Cincinnati, Holland announced as his replacement in KC, and more...
Jock
Thompson
July 30, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Mark Trumbo and Haren, again, are the latest day-to-day LAA injuries, Adam Lind DL'd, Nieuwenhuis gets demoted, and other moves as Tuesday trade deadline looms...
Kristopher
Olson
July 29, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
Francisco Liriano is movin' on up to the top team in the AL Central. Chris Johnson is also on the move. Meanwhile, Alexi Ogando's uniform is staying the same, though his role may be a-changin'. And we may have seen the last of Logan Morrison this season.
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