UPDATES & NEWS
Craig Kimbrel is now tied with Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal for the MLB lead in saves as he converted his 31st save by striking out the side to secure the 5-3 win over the Padres.
Kimbrel continues to be the best closer in baseball and despite already matching his career high with four blown saves his strike out rate is up from last year with a ridiculous 71 strikeouts over 41.2 innings. Kimbrel looks primed to reach the 40 save plateau for the fourth straight season but will have to go on quite a run to reach the career high of 50 saves he set last season. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba
Diamondbacks are having internal discussions about whether to pursue Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Salty has been god awful so far this season, and the Marlins feel comfortable going forward with J.T. Realmuto as their starting catcher. They decided to designate him for assignment, giving the Diamondbacks a chance to go after the veteran catcher. Going to Arizona wouldn't do much for his fantasy value besides for having him remain in the big leagues, so unless he somehow turns it around and gets a deal worked out with the D-Backs, punt on Saltalamacchia. Analysis: Dom Murtha