A.J. Burnett surrendered five runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out eight batters over six innings in Friday's 5-4 loss to the Mets.
Burnett fell to 6-12 Friday night and has now allowed 13 earned runs over his last three starts. Since returning from the All-Star break, Burnett is 0-4 with a 6.66 ERA through five starts, while owning a 24:11 K:BB rate and serving up four home runs. Until he gets his act back together there is no reason he should be in starting lineups unless desperate for help in the strikeout department. He will look to get back on track when he takes on the Angels on Wednesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Gerald Wallace has been traded to the 76ers.
It is unclear what the 76ers plans are for Wallace, but for now he seems to be in line for starting minutes, based on the current talent in Philadelphia. They can't amnesty Wallace, as they used that privilege in 2012 for Elton Brand, but maybe they could stretch his contract like they considered for Javale McGee last season. In any event, Wallace is past his fantasy prime. Analysis: Dom Murtha
Luis Severino's next start will be with the Yankees, GM says Brian Cashman.
They really have nowhere else to turn considering they have Pineda on the DL and they made it clear that Severino is untouchable in any trade deal. The Yankees value Severino as their top prospect, and for good reason, as his upper 90's fastball has tremendous movement, and his secondary pitch, his changeup, comes from the same arm slot at about 12 mph slower with similar movement. He also features a less polished slider, but most would expect Severino to make an almost instant impact with the big league club, especially with that powerful Yankees offense backing him up. Analysis: Dom Murtha