Craig Stammen Headshot

Stammen has given up eight runs over eight innings to start the 2017 season.

Added 10:01 pm (EST)
Stammen's kryptonite so far has been the long ball, evidenced by his three home runs allowed so far. Forearm issues kept Stammen out of baseball all of last year and nearly the entirety of 2015. The Padres have lost every game the 33-year-old has appeared in, and all signs point toward the notion that he will continue to occupy a middle-relief role for the team.
Carlos Rodon Headshot

Rodon (biceps) played catch Monday afternoon while White Sox pitching coach Don Cooper looked on, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

Added 9:55 pm (EST)
Rodon, who's in town for a routine check up with the team's medical staff, looked fine playing catch according to Cooper but the neither he nor manager Rick Renteria offered any more details.
Matt Belisle Headshot

Belisle has surrendered just two runs over 7.1 innings to begin the season.

Added 9:48 pm (EST)
Belisle broke spring training as one of the primary setup men in the Twins' bullpen. He has maintained his grip of that role, recording eight strikeouts and four walks. The 36-year-old should continue to appear in high-leverage situations, so long as the Twins keep games competitive. In 40 games with Washington last season, Belisle posted a 1.76 ERA over 40 innings of relief.
Michael Tonkin Headshot

Tonkin has given up six runs, three of them earned, over seven innings to kick off the 2017 season.

Added 9:39 pm (EST)
Tonkin has not pitched in any significant situation yet this season, entering in the middle innings or on mop-up duty. He has struck out nine and walked five, while allowing seven hits. In 2016, the 27-year-old surrendered 80 hits over 71.2 innings on his way to a 5.02 ERA.
Taylor Rogers Headshot

Rogers has pitched five innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen to start 2017.

Added 9:30 pm (EST)
Rogers has typically entered during the late stages of games so far, and has three holds under his belt. Additionally, the left-hander also sees more action against lefty hitters. In 2016, the 26-year-old registered a 3.96 ERA over 61.1 innings with 64 strikeouts.
Craig Breslow Headshot

Breslow has given up two runs over 5.1 innings of work to begin 2017.

Added 9:20 pm (EST)
Breslow has seen his workload pick up recently and has his ERA sitting at 3.38 with four strikeouts and two walks. The 36-year-old pitched just 14 innings in the majors last season, allowing seven earned runs.
Jose Urena Headshot

Urena has allowed two runs over eight innings during the first month of the season.

Added 9:07 pm (EST)
After losing a competition to earn a spot in Miami's starting rotation, Urena has settled into the long-relief role. Nonetheless, his sample size is small, with only three appearances thus far. The 25-year-old posted a 7.52 ERA over 20.1 innings as a reliever in 2016.
Kenta Maeda Headshot

Maeda's next start has been pushed back to Friday, Bill Plunkett of the Orange County Register reports.

Added 8:55 pm (EST)
The Dodgers expressed a desire to push Maeda's start back so he could work on pitching mechanics, and manager Dave Roberts confirmed the move Monday. Maeda has struggled mightily in 2017, having allowed 17 runs over 19 innings despite a solid 19:5 K:BB. Julio Urias is expected to slide into Maeda's previously scheduled Thursday slot.
A.J. Ellis Headshot

Ellis has two hits in 20 plate appearances to start off 2017.

Added 8:53 pm (EST)
Still the backup catcher to J.T. Realmuto, Ellis has not necessarily pushed for more playing time. Realmuto's hot start has not helped Ellis' case, and neither have the seven strikeouts he has to his ledger in the early stages of the season. The 36-year-old slashed .216/.301/.298 with the Dodgers and Phillies last season.
Franklin Gutiérrez Headshot

Gutierrez (hamstring) won't return until after the weekend, Alanna Rizzo of SportsNet reports.

Added 8:50 pm (EST)
Gutierrez was initially slated to return this week, but a hit-by-pitch during his rehab assignment slowed him down, and he is running at just 80 percent at this point. Philadelphia, the Dodgers' weekend opponents, don't have any left-handed starters slated to pitch, so he likely wouldn't have garnered much playing time before next week anyway.
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