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  1. Red Sox ace Andrew Miller trade

    Keith Law

    It's a small deal relative to the others we saw on Thursday, but the Red Sox acquiring lefty Eduardo Rodriguez from the Orioles for two months of left-handed reliever Andrew Miller was the best value move of the day -- a great return for Boston, and ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  2. Top RP likely to be moved

    The San Diego Padres haven't yet decided if they're going to be dealing away reliever Joaquin Benoit before the trade deadline, but if they do choose to go that route, both the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees would likely be interested. A...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  3. Will Marlins deal Cishek?

    AJ Mass

    Over the last eight days, Steve Cishek of the Miami Marlins has recorded six saves. That's certainly drawn a lot of added attention to the reliever, who seems to be the most likely member of the Marlins to be dealt in the next few days -- assuming th...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  4. Could Milwaukee add a reliever?

    Doug Mittler

    One of the reasons the Milwaukee Brewers are in first place in the National League Central is Francisco Rodriguez, who has enjoyed a bounce-back season with 29 saves. But the 32-year-old right-hander has hit a rough patch of late, allowing three home...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  5. Could O's bring back Johnson?

    Doug Mittler

    The Oakland Athletics are looking to part ways with Jim Johnson, designating the struggling reliever for assignment after his ERA ballooned to 7.14 following a rocky outing against the Astros on Wednesday. How about a return to Baltimore, where Jo...

    Blog | July 26, 2014
  6. A's getting rid of Johnson?

    AJ Mass

    According to Jane Lee of MLB.com, the Oakland Athletics have designated reliever Jim Johnson for assignment. The move should come as no surprise as the pitcher has struggled mightily during his tenure with the team. On Wednesday night, Johnson fai...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  7. Soria's arrival won't affect ninth

    AJ Mass

    The Detroit Tigers made a deal on Wednesday to acquire reliever Joakim Soria from the Texas Rangers in exchange for pitching prospects Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson. "I'm going to a new team, and that's going to be my new family and I will do wh...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  8. Any takers for Jim Johnson?

    Doug Mittler

    Call it addition by subtraction if you want, but the Oakland Athletics are looking to find a new home for reliever Jim Johnson. The Athletics would like to avoid eating the remainder of Johnson's $10 million contract and move him before the deadli...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  9. High price tag for Soria?

    Doug Mittler

    The Texas Rangers are in free fall with 20 losses in their last 23 games, so general manager Jon Daniels appears willing to deal from his veteran crop of relievers. The Rangers are open to trading closer Joakim Soria, but are looking for two to th...

    Blog | July 12, 2014
  10. Possible trade fits for James Russell

    Doug Mittler

    The Chicago Cubs kicked off the July trade deadline sweepstakes with the blockbuster that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland. Could another Cubs pitcher be the next to go? Peter Gammons tweeted Monday that the name of reliever James ...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  11. Where will Benoit end up?

    AJ Mass

    Is a deal imminent between the San Diego Padres and the Detroit Tigers that would bring Joaquin Benoit back to his old team? According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Padres are letting teams know that the reliever is "available" and he reports ...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  12. Time for Walker in Seattle?

    AJ Mass

    The Seattle Mariners sent Erasmo Ramirez down to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday, following the starting pitcher's fourth outing in five June starts in which he failed to go longer than five innings. The team recalled reliever Brandon Maurer to help ...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  13. Angels' bullpen struggles continue

    Buster Olney

    An evaluator mentioned to me earlier this week that the Angels' bullpen is the worst he has seen on that team in 20 years. I disagree, but his point was that the team lacks relievers who consistently throw strikes and get ahead in the count. His w...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  14. Balfour still the closer in Tampa Bay?

    Doug Mittler

    Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon gave a less-than-ringing endorsement for Grant Balfour following another rough outing by the reliever Sunday against Seattle. "He's our closer as of today," Maddon said after Balfour allowed five ninth-inning runs to...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  15. How long will Ogando be out?

    AJ Mass

    A long season full of injury woes continues to hit the Texas Rangers hard, as the team has now learned that reliever Alexi Ogando will not be ready to return to action when his 15-day disabled list stint -- he was placed there on Wednesday -- comes t...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  16. Pleasant surprises among top relievers

    Eric Karabell

    Let's talk closers! With roughly a third of the MLB season complete and much upheaval in terms of injuries and torn UCLs and hitters performing below expectations, it's actually been a relatively quiet season so far for closers. After all, of the top...

    Blog | June 03, 2014