Addison Reed walked one batter but managed to close out the Tigers with a scoreless ninth and preserve the Diamondbacks' 5-4 win on Tuesday for his 24th save of the season.
Reed limped into the break with a couple of blown opportunities, but he's come out off it strong with three-straight scoreless outings and three saves. It's very possible that Tony LaRussa cleans house at Chase Field and Reed is certainly a candidate to be dealt. It's not a guarantee, but based on contracts versus actual performance, LaRussa may just send a heap of folks packing and just rebuild from scratch. Continue with Reed for now, but just be ready to hit the waiver wire should he be dealt somewhere to act as a set-up man. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Nationals placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness.
Something had to be wrong with Strasburg, given his season-long struggles. He has not shown his usual control with his off-speed pitches and needs to get healthy to return to his expected dominant self, and the DL trip is a start in that direction. There is no hint that the neck issue has been the cause of his problems this season, but at least he gets to take some time off to be examined and hopefully set on track to pitch well again. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson
Grizzlies are exploring signing center Greg Oden.
Oden, the former first overall draft pick in the 2007 draft, last played for the Heat in 2014. Knee injuries have interrupted his career, limiting him to two seasons with Portland and the aforementioned time with Miami. He may decide to attend the upcoming Grizzly free agent camp in June, but nothing is in concrete yet. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson