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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Hunter's injury doesn't clear up much

    AJ Mass

    The Baltimore Orioles will be without Tommy Hunter for at least the next two weeks, as the reliever was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left groin. That news puts an end to any conversation of Hunter winning back the closer's job f...

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  5. Will Cards turn to Motte?

    AJ Mass

    Although reliever Jason Motte was said to be finally ready to rejoin the St. Louis Cardinals bullpen on Sunday, the team ultimately decided against it. However, that should not be taken as a sign that Motte had suffered any sort of setback. As Der...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  6. Could Ogando be due for rest?

    AJ Mass

    Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that Texas Rangers reliever Alexi Ogando was forced to leave Saturday night's game early after he took a line drive "off the top of his right palm" -- just the latest in a string of injuries to Rangers pi...

    Blog | May 18, 2014
  7. Bell signing could be on horizon

    AJ Mass

    Reliever Heath Bell may be close to finding a new team to play for going forward in 2014. The Tampa Bay Rays recently designated the pitcher for assignment and subsequently gave him his release after posting a 7.27 ERA in 13 appearances with the team...

    Blog | May 16, 2014
  8. When will Pirates get Grilli back?

    AJ Mass

    The month of May has been good to Mark Melancon. Following another successful save opportunity on Wednesday, the reliever is now 1-0 with saves in five of six chances and an ERA of 1.29 in his last seven appearances. His success is part of the reason...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  9. Reds hoping bullpen returns to form

    AJ Mass

    Reliever J.J. Hoover is 1-4 on the year, with an ERA of 10.03. In 11 outings this season where he was called upon to pitch to more than one batter, only once has he managed to retire every hitter he faced. On Saturday, Hoover gave up back-to-back...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  10. Could Putz be done in Arizona?

    AJ Mass

    If you were looking for some good news about Arizona Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Putz, we're sorry to inform you it isn't forthcoming. Manager Kirk Gibson said after Monday night's loss that the pitcher was headed to the 15-day disabled list with righ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  11. Jansen in need of rest?

    AJ Mass

    Is there something to be concerned about with Los Angeles Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen? On Thursday, the reliever needed 34 pitches to get through the 12th inning in order to pick up his 11th save of the season, but he didn't do so without first allo...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  12. Hanrahan drawing lots of interest

    AJ Mass

    Reliever Joel Hanrahan could be a member of a major league team in the very near future as the former All-Star is believed to have received offers from at least five teams. According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Hanrahan is "drawing interest" from...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  13. When will Chapman return to Reds?

    AJ Mass

    The comeback of Aroldis Chapman is expected to start its final phase on Thursday as the reliever is scheduled to make his first live appearance on the mound for the Class A Dayton Dragons. According to C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquire...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  14. Johnson time again in Oakland?

    AJ Mass

    Reliever Sean Doolittle took the loss for the Oakland Athletics on Monday and Luke Gregerson was credited with his third blown save of the season in Tuesday's loss. Meanwhile, Jim Johnson is in the midst of a string of five consecutive outings withou...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  15. Mets pondering Hanrahan?

    AJ Mass

    Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish tweeted Monday that a source tells him that reliever Joel Hanrahan "has received 'a few' offers from interested teams, but is not close to signing at this time." This, after Hanrahan held a workout last Thursday that w...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  16. When will Reds relievers return?

    AJ Mass

    The Cincinnati Reds have been without two key members of their bullpen all season -- Aroldis Chapman and Sean Marshall -- and it's had an obvious impact. While the starting rotation has an ERA of 2.94, the bullpen has been far less effective in compi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014