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Twins will recall Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins announced Sunday that they will recall left-handed pitcher Stephen Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester and will start Monday's game against the White Sox.

Gonsalves, 24, pitched at Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester this season, combining to go 12-3 with a 2.76 ERA (120.2 IP, 37 ER), 65 walks and 120 strikeouts. Gonsalves was selected by the Twins in the fourth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, California. He was named the third-best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America and fifth-best by MLB.com entering the season.

The Minnesota Twins announced Sunday that they will recall left-handed pitcher Stephen Gonsalves from Triple-A Rochester and will start Monday's game against the White Sox.

Gonsalves, 24, pitched at Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Rochester this season, combining to go 12-3 with a 2.76 ERA (120.2 IP, 37 ER), 65 walks and 120 strikeouts. Gonsalves was selected by the Twins in the fourth round of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft out of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, California. He was named the third-best prospect in the Twins system by Baseball America and fifth-best by MLB.com entering the season.

To make room for Gonsalves on the 25-man roster, the Twins have optioned right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey to Triple-A Rochester.

Minnesota Twins

Mariners recall RHP Chasen Bradford; reinstate LHP Roenis Elías from the DL

Seattle options INF Gordon Beckham and LHP James Pazos to AAA Tacoma

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

•    Chasen Bradford, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    Roenis Elías, LHP, recalled from rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma and reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.
•    Gordon Beckham, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.
•    James Pazos, LHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/18). 

Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

•    Chasen Bradford, RHP, recalled from AAA Tacoma.
•    Roenis Elías, LHP, recalled from rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma and reinstated from the 10-day disabled list.
•    Gordon Beckham, INF, optioned to AAA Tacoma.
•    James Pazos, LHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma (post-game 8/18). 

Bradford (#60) and Elías (#55) will be in uniform and available for today's (1:10 pm PT) game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field. Elías is scheduled to be the Mariners starting pitcher in today's series finale. 

Bradford, 29, is appearing in his 3rd stint with the Mariners this season (also: 4/9-7/31 and 8/3-9). In 37 relief appearances with the Mariners this season, he is 5-0 with a 3.05 ERA (15 ER, 44.1 IP) with 32 strikeouts and 9 walks. His 44.1 innings pitched are 2nd-most among Mariners relievers (Edwin Díaz, 61.0 IP). The 6-foot-1, 230-pound right-hander has issued 1.83 walks-per-9.0-innings (9 BB, 44.1 IP), 9th-fewest among AL relievers. In 11 outings of at least 1.1 innings pitched, he is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA (4 ER, 22.0 IP) with 12 strikeouts and 5 walks. He was optioned to AAA Tacoma on Aug. 9 and has made 3 relief appearances with the Rainiers since then, tossing 3.0 scoreless innings while striking out 1. Overall, he has recorded 4.0 scoreless innings across 4 outings with Tacoma this season. He began the season with AAA Tacoma, where he made 1 relief appearance, before being recalled by the Mariners on April 9. 

Bradford was claimed off waivers by Seattle from New York-NL on Jan. 19, 2018. In parts of 2 Major League seasons with the Mets (2017) and Mariners (2018-c), he is 7-0 with a 3.35 ERA (29 ER, 78.0 IP) with 59 strikeouts and 22 walks. The native of Las Vegas, NV, was originally selected by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Central Florida.

Elías, 29, was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left triceps strain on July 31 (retroactive to July 29). He appeared in 3 games, including 1 start, on a rehab assignment with AAA Tacoma, tossing 2.2 scoreless innings and striking out 4 while walking 3. He was recalled by the Mariners from Tacoma on June 1 and went 2-0 with a 2.88 ERA (8 ER, 25.0 IP) with 18 strikeouts and 8 walks in 13 games, including 1 start, prior to his DL stint. 

Elías was acquired by the Mariners from Boston in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations on April 23. After reporting to AAA Tacoma, he went 2-4 with a 4.94 ERA (17 ER, 31.0 IP) with 27 strikeouts and 12 walks in 7 games (6 starts). Prior to being acquired by Seattle, he was 1-0 with 1 save and a 1.23 ERA (1 ER, 7.1 IP) with 9 strikeouts and 2 walks in 4 games with AAA Pawtucket (Boston). 

The lefty was originally signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on May 3, 2011 and made his Major League debut with the Mariners on April 3, 2014 at Oakland. Elías was acquired by the Red Sox from the Mariners on Dec. 7, 2015 along with RHP Carson Smith in exchange for LHP Wade Miley and RHP Jonathan Aro. In parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Mariners (2014-15, 2018-c) and Red Sox (2016-17), he is 17-21 with a 4.10 ERA (142 ER, 312.0 IP) with 262 strikeouts and 122 walks in 68 career games (51 starts). 

Beckham, 31, went 1-for-1 as a pinch-hitter on Friday (8/17) after being recalled from AAA Tacoma prior to Friday's game for his 3rd stint with the Mariners this season (also: 5/14-31 and 7/10-12). In 14 games with Seattle this season, he is batting .222 (8x36) with 1 run, 1 double, 1 RBI, 3 walks and 1 stolen base. In 82 games with AAA Tacoma this season, he is batting .311 (96x309) with 23 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs, 49 RBI, a .411 on-base percentage and a .479 slugging mark (.890 OPS).

In parts of 10 Major League seasons with Chicago-AL (2009-14, 2015), Los Angeles-AL (2014), Atlanta (2016), San Francisco (2016) and Seattle (2017-c), he is a career .239 (759x3172) hitter with 174 doubles, 5 triples, 74 home runs and 336 RBI in 978 career games. The native of Atlanta, GA, was a 1st round selection (8th overall) by the Chicago White Sox in the 2008 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Georgia.

Pazos, 27, is 3-1 with 17 holds and a 2.68 ERA (12 ER, 40.1 IP) with 35 strikeouts and 10 walks in 49 relief appearances with the Mariners this season. His 17 holds are tied for 10th-most in the American League. He has made 12 appearances since the All-Star Break, going 1-0 with 2 holds and a 3.24 ERA (3 ER, 8.1 IP) with 7 strikeouts and 5 walks. Earlier this season, the southpaw equaled the club record for consecutive relief appearances without a walk, set by Charlie Furbush in 2014. Pazos did not issue a walk in 26 straight outings, April 7 - June 12, a span of 22.1 innings pitched. 

Pazos was acquired by the Mariners from New York-AL in exchange for Zack Littell (rhp) on Nov. 18, 2016. The native of Gilbert, AZ, made his Major League debut with the Yankees in 2015. In parts of 4 Major League seasons with the Yankees (2015-16) and Mariners (2017-c), he is 8-6 with 27 holds and a 3.52 ERA (40 ER, 102.1 IP) with 106 strikeouts and 38 walks in 126 career relief appearances. Pazos was originally selected by Tampa Bay in the 40th round of the 2009 MLB First-Year Player Draft but did not sign. He was selected and signed by the Yankees out of the 13th round of the 2012 Draft. 

Seattle Mariners

Twins place Santana on disabled list

Grossman returned from rehab & reinstated from DL, Busenitz recalled and Field optioned

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list with reoccurring symptoms related to his original injury to his third finger MCP joint on his right hand. Additionally, the Twins have returned outfielder Robbie Grossman from rehab assignment and have reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list, recalled right-handed pitcher Alan Busenitz and optioned outfielder Johnny Field to Rochester.

Santana, who suffered the injury earlier this season, made five starts for the Twins since returning from the disabled list, going 0-1 with an 8.03 ERA (24.2 IP, 22 ER).

The Minnesota Twins announced today that they have placed right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana on the 10-day disabled list with reoccurring symptoms related to his original injury to his third finger MCP joint on his right hand. Additionally, the Twins have returned outfielder Robbie Grossman from rehab assignment and have reinstated him from the 10-day disabled list, recalled right-handed pitcher Alan Busenitz and optioned outfielder Johnny Field to Rochester.

Santana, who suffered the injury earlier this season, made five starts for the Twins since returning from the disabled list, going 0-1 with an 8.03 ERA (24.2 IP, 22 ER).

Grossman, who missed the Twins last 12 games with a right hamstring strain, played in three games with the Red Wings, hitting .455 (5-for-11) with a double and three RBI. He has played in 92 games for the Twins this season, hitting .253 (70-for-277) with 17 doubles, four home runs, 34 RBI and a .332 on-base percentage.

Busenitz, who pitched in 11 games over three stints with the Twins this season, recently appeared in seven games for the Red Wings, allowing six runs on nine hits in 8.0 innings pitched with three saves.

Grossman and Busenitz will take the vacated 25-man roster spots of outfielder Johnny Field and Ervin Santana.

Minnesota Twins

Mariners recall RHP Matt Festa from Double-A Arkansas

Seattle options RHP Christian Bergman to AAA Tacoma.

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

Matt Festa, RHP, recalled from AA Arkansas.
Christian Bergman, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster moves:

Matt Festa, RHP, recalled from AA Arkansas.
Christian Bergman, RHP, optioned to AAA Tacoma.

Festa (#67) will be in uniform and available for tonight's (7:10 pm PT) game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field.

Festa, 25, is appearing in his 2nd stint with the Mariners this season (also: 7/14-15). He made his Major League debut with Seattle on July 14 at Colorado, tossing 0.2 scoreless innings in relief. He was selected from AA Arkansas prior to the game on July 14 before being optioned back to Arkansas following the game on July 15. In 39 relief appearances with the Travelers this season, he has successfully converted 18-of-18 save opportunities this season, while posting a record of 4-2 with a 2.70 ERA (13 ER, 43.1 IP). The 6-foot-1, 190-pound right-hander has struck out 58 while walking only 10 (5.80 K/BB ratio). Festa's 18 saves currently lead the Texas League.

The native of Brooklyn, NY, attended Dominican (NY) College in 2012 before transferring to East Stroudsburg University, where he became the highest draft pick in program history after the Mariners selected him in the 7th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Bergman, 30, was recalled from AAA Tacoma on Wednesday (8/15) for his 3rd stint with the Mariners this season (also: 5/16-17 and 7/13). He allowed 4 runs on 4 hits (2 home runs) while walking 1 and striking out 2 in 2.2 innings in relief last night vs. the Dodgers. In 3 games (2 starts) with the Mariners this season, Bergman is 0-1 with a 5.79 ERA (9 ER, 14.0 IP) with 7 strikeouts and 3 walks. On May 16 vs. Texas, he tossed 7.0 scoreless innings, allowing 2 hits while striking out 5. In 23 games (22 starts) with AAA Tacoma this season, he is 7-9 with a 5.44 ERA (75 ER, 124.0 IP) with 100 strikeouts and 33 walks.

Bergman has appeared in parts of 5 Major League seasons with Colorado (2014-16) and Seattle (2017-c), compiling a record of 11-15 with a 5.59 ERA (134 ER, 215.2 IP) with 130 strikeouts and 49 walks in 71 games (25 starts). The native of Glendale, CA, was originally selected by Colorado in the 24th round of the 2010 MLB Draft out of UC Irvine. He made his Major League debut with the Rockies on June 9, 2014 vs. Atlanta.

Seattle Mariners

A's send RHP Nolan Blackwood to Detroit as PTBNL in Fiers deal

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's sent minor league right-handed pitcher Nolan Blackwood to the Detroit Tigers as one of the two players to be named later in the Aug. 6 trade in which they acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers.

Blackwood has spent the entire season at Double-A Midland where he is 6-3 with nine saves, a 4.08 ERA and .280 opponents batting average in 39 relief appearances. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 14th round of the 2016 draft and is 9-10 with 34 saves and a 3.56 ERA in 101 career appearances in three professional seasons. The 23-year-old right-hander was rated as the A's 30th best prospect by mlb.com.

OAKLAND, Calif. - The Oakland A's sent minor league right-handed pitcher Nolan Blackwood to the Detroit Tigers as one of the two players to be named later in the Aug. 6 trade in which they acquired right-handed pitcher Mike Fiers.

Blackwood has spent the entire season at Double-A Midland where he is 6-3 with nine saves, a 4.08 ERA and .280 opponents batting average in 39 relief appearances. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 14th round of the 2016 draft and is 9-10 with 34 saves and a 3.56 ERA in 101 career appearances in three professional seasons. The 23-year-old right-hander was rated as the A's 30th best prospect by mlb.com.

Oakland Athletics

Tigers Acquire Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics

One-of-two players to be named later to complete Mike Fiers

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today they have acquired righthanded pitcher Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics as one-of-two players to be named later to complete the trade for righthanded pitcher Mike Fiers.

 

DETROIT - The Detroit Tigers announced today they have acquired righthanded pitcher Nolan Blackwood from the Oakland Athletics as one-of-two players to be named later to complete the trade for righthanded pitcher Mike Fiers.

 

Blackwood, 23, is ranked as the 30th-best prospect in the Athletics organization according to MLB Pipeline. The 6-5, 185 lbs., righthander has posted a 6-3 record with a 4.08 ERA (53.0IP/24ER), 48 strikeouts, a 1.43 WHIP and a .280 opponent batting average in 39 relief appearances with Double A Midland. Blackwood earned Texas League midseason All-Star honors earlier this season.

 

Originally signed by the Athletics in the 14th round of the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, Blackwood has a 9-10 record with a 3.56 ERA (136.1IP/54ER), 121 strikeouts, a 1.24 WHIP and a .248 opponent batting average in 101 career Minor League appearances.

 

Detroit Tigers

Nationals recall Jimmy Cordero and Jefry Rodriguez

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Jefry Rodriguez from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned Trevor Gott to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 16) with a right wrist sprain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Cordero, 26, joins the Nationals for his second Major League stint of the season. He has appeared in two games out of the Nationals bullpen, making his Major League debut on Aug. 2 vs. Cincinnati. He is 4-1 with six saves and a 1.96 ERA (10 ER/46.0 IP) in 41 games for Triple-A Syracuse in 2018. He has struck out 53 batters and has not allowed a home run in 2018.

The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitchers Jimmy Cordero and Jefry Rodriguez from Triple-A Syracuse and optioned Trevor Gott to Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday. Additionally, they placed right-handed pitcher Jeremy Hellickson on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Aug. 16) with a right wrist sprain. Nationals President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements.

Cordero, 26, joins the Nationals for his second Major League stint of the season. He has appeared in two games out of the Nationals bullpen, making his Major League debut on Aug. 2 vs. Cincinnati. He is 4-1 with six saves and a 1.96 ERA (10 ER/46.0 IP) in 41 games for Triple-A Syracuse in 2018. He has struck out 53 batters and has not allowed a home run in 2018.

Rodriguez, 25, returns to the Nationals to make his fifth start of the season. In his last three starts for Triple-A Syracuse, he is 2-0 with a 0.51 ERA (1 ER/17.2 IP) with 19 strikeouts and six walks along the way. He has appeared in six games (four starts), pitching to a 5.84 ERA (16 ER/24.2 IP) with 20 strikeouts. The Nationals have won three of his four starts.

Gott, 25, has appeared in 20 games out of Washington's bullpen, securing two holds while going 0-2 with a 5.68 ERA.

Hellickson, 31, is 5-3 with a 3.57 ERA in 18 starts for the Nationals. This will be his second stint on the disabled list this season.

Washington Nationals

Rockies reinstate Senzatela from 10-day disabled list

Infielder Pat Valaika optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque

ATLANTA - The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have reinstated right-handed pitcher Antonio Senzatela from the 10-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation) and have optioned infielder Pat Valaika to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Senzatela, 23, was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 5 (retroactive to Aug. 2), his second career stint on the DL and second of the season … also placed on the 10-day DL on July 13 with a blister on his right middle finger before being reinstated July 22 … in five starts this season, is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA (30.0 IP, 12 ER), 11 walks and 23 strikeouts … prior to his first start of the season on July 3, made 10 relief appearances and went 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA (17.1 IP, 12 ER), six walks and 14 strikeouts … since his Major League debut with Colorado on April 6, 2017, the Valencia, Venezuela, native is 14-8 with a 4.65 ERA (182.0 IP, 94 ER), 64 walks and 139 strikeouts across 51 games with 25 starts.

ATLANTA - The Colorado Rockies announced today that they have reinstated right-handed pitcher Antonio Senzatela from the 10-day disabled list (right shoulder inflammation) and have optioned infielder Pat Valaika to Triple-A Albuquerque.

Senzatela, 23, was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 5 (retroactive to Aug. 2), his second career stint on the DL and second of the season … also placed on the 10-day DL on July 13 with a blister on his right middle finger before being reinstated July 22 … in five starts this season, is 2-2 with a 3.60 ERA (30.0 IP, 12 ER), 11 walks and 23 strikeouts … prior to his first start of the season on July 3, made 10 relief appearances and went 2-1 with a 6.23 ERA (17.1 IP, 12 ER), six walks and 14 strikeouts … since his Major League debut with Colorado on April 6, 2017, the Valencia, Venezuela, native is 14-8 with a 4.65 ERA (182.0 IP, 94 ER), 64 walks and 139 strikeouts across 51 games with 25 starts.

Valaika, 25, has batted .150 (17-for-113) with seven runs scored, four doubles, two home runs, four RBI, nine walks and 30 strikeouts in 57 games, 25 starts across three stints with the Rockies this season … in parts of three seasons with Colorado (2016-18), the Valencia, Calif., native has hit .220 (69-for-314) with 38 runs scored, 16 doubles, 16 home runs, 46 RBI, 16 walks and 91 strikeouts in 180 career games played with 56 starts.

The Rockies currently have a full 40-man roster.

Colorado Rockies

Marlins to host Star Trek Night, Charity Partner Day, and Bark at the Park

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins return home to begin a six-game homestand, which begins on Tuesday, August 21, with the first of a two-game set against the New York Yankees. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch that series. Miami will then host the Atlanta Braves for a four-game series, beginning on Thursday, August 23.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

MIAMI - The Miami Marlins return home to begin a six-game homestand, which begins on Tuesday, August 21, with the first of a two-game set against the New York Yankees. Gates will open two hours prior to first pitch that series. Miami will then host the Atlanta Braves for a four-game series, beginning on Thursday, August 23.

The highlights of the Marlins' upcoming homestand include:

Year of the Fan Sweepstakes, presented by AutoNation - Tuesday, August 21 vs. the Yankees

Wellmax Senior Thursdays - Thursday, August 23 vs. the Braves

Tómalo Suave - Friday, August 24 vs. the Braves
A food and wine experience at the ballpark, starting at just $30.

Marlins Charity Partner Day: Special Olympics Florida-Miami-Dade - Friday, August 24 vs. the Braves

Marlins Players' Weekend Replica Jersey giveaway, presented by the Pepsi - Saturday, August 25 vs. the Braves

Postgame Fireworks, presented by T-Mobile - Saturday, August 25 vs. the Braves

Star Trek Night - Saturday, August 25 vs. the Braves
Fans who purchase the ticket package at Marlins.com/Themes will receive a collector's edition Marlins Star Trek Starfleet Command Badge hat.

Neighborhood Nights: Downtown Miami - Saturday, August 25 vs. the Braves

Billy The Marlin Lil' Pro giveaway, presented by Xfinity - Sunday, August 26 vs. the Braves

Bark at the Park presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka - Sunday, August 26 vs. the Braves
A portion of the proceeds from each ticket will support the Humane Society of Greater Miami. Fans who arrive early will have their chance to walk their dogs on the field pregame as part of the Pup Parade.

Neighborhood Nights: Miami Beach - Sunday, August 26 vs. the Braves

For more information regarding all events, promotions and ticket specials taking place during this upcoming homestand, please see the attached file or visit Marlins.com/offers. Fans looking to purchase tickets for any special event can visit Marlins.com/Themes.

Miami Marlins

Red Sox place left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on 10-day disabled list

BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Wednesday, August 15. To fill Sale's spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today placed left-handed pitcher Chris Sale on the 10-day disabled list with mild left shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Wednesday, August 15. To fill Sale's spot on the 25-man roster, the club recalled right-handed pitcher Brandon Workman from Triple-A Pawtucket.

President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski made the announcement.

Sale, 29, is 12-4 with a 1.97 ERA (32 ER/146.0 IP) in 23 starts this season. He entered today leading the majors in opponent batting average (.175), opponent OPS (.518), WHIP (0.85), and strikeouts per 9.0 innings (13.50), while leading the American league in ERA. The left-hander has not allowed a run in his last 28.0 innings pitched or surrendered a home run in his last 68.0 innings, both the longest streaks in the majors this season. Sale is 6-0 with a 0.20 ERA (1 ER/44.0 IP) in his last seven outings, recording 79 strikeouts and six walks in that time. Acquired by Boston in December 2016, he has made 55 starts as a member of the Red Sox, going 29-12 with a 2.52 ERA (101 ER/360.1 IP) and 527 strikeouts.

Workman, 30, has made 26 relief appearances over two stints with Boston this season, going 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA (7 ER/24.1 IP), a .233 opponent batting average, a 1.15 WHIP, 24 strikeouts, and seven walks. The right-hander has also made 17 appearances for Pawtucket, posting a 3.90 ERA (13 ER/30.0 IP) with 34 strikeouts, five walks, and a .191 opponent batting average. After undergoing Tommy John surgery in June 2015, Workman returned to the majors in 2017, recording a 3.18 ERA (14 ER/39.2 IP) in 33 relief appearances and earning the Red Sox Comeback Player of the Year Award from the Boston Baseball Writers.

Boston Red Sox

Giants roster moves for Aug. 18, 2018

The Giants made the following roster moves:

RHP Hunter Strickland (#60) has returned from his rehab assignment and has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list today...his activation serves as the corresponding move for placing RHP Dereck Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday...IF Pablo Sandoval has been transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Strickland on the 40-man roster.

The Giants made the following roster moves:

RHP Hunter Strickland (#60) has returned from his rehab assignment and has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list today...his activation serves as the corresponding move for placing RHP Dereck Rodriguez on the 10-day disabled list on Thursday...IF Pablo Sandoval has been transferred to the 60-day DL to make room for Strickland on the 40-man roster.

Cleveland Indians announce today's game vs. Baltimore Orioles is sold out

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians announced that Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles is sold out.* This marks eight sellouts this season, joining the home opener on April 6 vs. Royals, June 23 vs. Tigers, July 6 vs. A's, July 13 and 14 vs. Yankees and Aug. 3 and 4 vs. Angels.

The Tribe has announced a sellout in three consecutive Saturdays at Progressive Field, joining Aug. 4 and July 14.

Cleveland, OH -- The Cleveland Indians announced that Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles is sold out.* This marks eight sellouts this season, joining the home opener on April 6 vs. Royals, June 23 vs. Tigers, July 6 vs. A's, July 13 and 14 vs. Yankees and Aug. 3 and 4 vs. Angels.

The Tribe has announced a sellout in three consecutive Saturdays at Progressive Field, joining Aug. 4 and July 14.

Fans still looking to attend Saturday's game can buy tickets through StubHub, the exclusive secondary ticket provider for the Cleveland Indians. Only tickets sold and purchased through Indians.com and StubHub will be guaranteed Progressive Field access and a superior level of customer service. Please note the following:

- All tickets posted on the secondary market for resale are required to be sold only on StubHub.
- Any tickets posted, sold, or acquired outside of StubHub on the secondary market can be revoked at any time.

*Limited inventory may become available, including Standing Room Only tickets

A few thousand tickets are still available for Sunday's game against Baltimore. Fans are encouraged to buy tickets online at Indians.com.

Cleveland Indians

Indians recall RHP Adam Plutko from Triple-A Columbus

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League roster:

Recalled RHP ADAM PLUTKO (#45) from AAA Columbus.

CLEVELAND, OH - The Cleveland Indians today announced the following transactions relative to the Major League roster:

Recalled RHP ADAM PLUTKO (#45) from AAA Columbus.

Optioned LHP TYLER OLSON to AAA Columbus.

Plutko (plett-KOH), 26, is beginning his sixth stint with Cleveland this season, posting a mark of 4-2 with a save and a 4.75 ERA in 9 games/6 starts with Cleveland (41.2IP, 41H, 22ER, 11BB, 29SO, .258 avg). His most recent stint with Cleveland was from July 28-29. Around his tenure with Cleveland he has recorded a mark of 7-3 with a 1.70 ERA in 14 starts with Columbus (84.2IP, 47H, 16ER, 16BB, 81SO, .158 avg) and over his last 4 outings he owns an ERA of 0.92 (2ER/19.2IP/0HR). For the season at Triple-A, right-handed hitters are just batting .157 (24-for-153) and he has yielded a .118 (4-for-34) average with runners in scoring position.

Today's starting assignment against Baltimore for the UCLA alum is his first for Cleveland since June 30 at Oakland (L, 5.2IP, 5H, 3R/ER, 1BB, 3SO, HR).

Cleveland Indians

Orioles Roster Move 08/18/18

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:

Claimed OF John Andreoli off waivers from Seattle. Andreoli has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

This afternoon, the Orioles made the following roster move:

Claimed OF John Andreoli off waivers from Seattle. Andreoli has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.

Baltimore Orioles

Outfielder John Andreoli claimed off waivers by Baltimore

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster move:

John Andreoli, OF, claimed off waivers by Baltimore.

SEATTLE, Wash. - Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry Dipoto announced today the following roster move:

John Andreoli, OF, claimed off waivers by Baltimore.

Andreoli, 28, was designated for assignment yesterday. He had 3 stints with the Mariners this season: May 23-28, July 7-9 and July 20. Overall this season with the Mariners, he went 1-for-5 (.200) with 1 walk in 3 games. He made his Major League debut with the Mariners on May 23 at Oakland and went 1-for-3 with a walk while also making a sliding catch in right field to rob a base hit in the 8th inning. In 89 games with AAA Tacoma, the 6-foot-1, 210-pound outfielder hit .287 (94x327) with 54 runs, 18 doubles, 5 triples, 3 home runs, 36 RBI, 55 walks, 19 stolen bases and a .397 on-base percentage. He was on the Rainiers disabled list from April 22 to May 2 with a sprained finger on his right hand.

Andreoli was signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on Dec. 8, 2017. The Worchester, MA, native was drafted by Chicago-NL in the 17th round of the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft out of the University of Connecticut. In 8 minor league seasons (2011-current), he's appeared in 773 games, hitting a combined .270 (745x2763) with 127 doubles, 44 triples, 37 home runs and 256 RBI with 247 stolen bases.

Seattle Mariners