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  1. Will Angels turn to Rasmus?

    AJ Mass

    Although he's yet to make it through five full innings as a starter since the Los Angeles Angels began the process of converting reliever Cory Rasmus to a member of their rotation on the fly back on August 30, the pitcher may be asked to play a huge ...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  2. Royals ready to return to Holland?

    AJ Mass

    The Kansas City Royals have been quite fortunate to have Wade Davis in their bullpen. The reliever has now gone 30 2/3 innings without allowing a run -- a streak that spans his last 32 outings -- but none as important to the team's playoff hopes as h...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  3. Could Miller close for Red Sox in 2015?

    AJ Mass

    At this season's July 31 trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox traded away reliever Andrew Miller to their divisional rival, the Baltimore Orioles. However, Miller will be a free agent at the end of the season and may be interested in returning to Bosto...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  4. Qualls on the move?

    AJ Mass

    The Houston Astros have a decision to make regarding reliever Chad Qualls, as the pitcher has reportedly been claimed on waivers, leaving the team until Wednesday to decide whether or not to make a deal or pull him back. According to Brian McTagga...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Who closes Sunday for A's?

    AJ Mass

    The Oakland Athletics got what they hope was just a temporary scare on Saturday as reliever Sean Doolittle felt "a grab" in his side while closing out the team's 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels. According to Aaron Leibowitz of MLB.com, "Doolit...

    Blog | August 24, 2014
  6. Changes ahead in Tigers pen?

    AJ Mass

    According to Detroit Tigers beat writer James Schmehl, "The Tigers were prepared to promote newly signed reliever Jim Johnson to Detroit on Wednesday night. In an odd twist, Johnson actually asked to stay in the minors a bit longer." Manager Brad...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  7. Petricka to remain closer?

    AJ Mass

    The Chicago White Sox got six saves from closer Matt Lindstrom this season before the reliever had to undergo ankle surgery on May 23. However, after several months of recovery and rehab, Lindstrom is finally back with the team. As Doug Padilla of...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  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. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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