Tim Lincecum earned his 10th win after he gave up two runs on seven hits and four walks with two strikeouts over just five innings against the Phillies on Sunday.
Lincecum improved to 10-8 following Sunday's performance, making for his first win since July 11. Now sitting on a 4.48 ERA and 1.37 WHIP through 25 starts, Lincecum has had his ups and downs this season, but has managed to own a respectable strikeout rate (8.08 K/9) along the way making him a solid contributor in that one category if nothing else. He will be on the hunt for win No. 11 when he takes on the Nationals on Saturday.ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Matt Holliday may return this season.
Holliday re-injured the quad muscle that held him out for six weeks earlier this season and the process to get back to the field is expected to be a lengthy one. There's a chance they get him back at some point in September, but the Cardinals are making plans right now to be without him. Analysis: Howard Bender
The Phillies recalled P David Buchanan from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.
Buchanan is getting the call to start Friday's game for the Phillies. He's got a 3.16 ERA down in Triple-A, but in seven starts at the big league level, he's just 1-5 with a 7.00 ERA and an embarrassing 4.75 K/9 over 39 innings. For you daily owners, Friday is a nice night to spend money on pitching because that left-handed hitting Braves stack isn't going to cost you much at all. Analysis: Howard Bender
Tim Hudson has lost his spot in the Giants rotation.
With the acquisition of Mike Leake from the Reds, the Giants had to clear out a spot in their rotation and Hudson's recent performances has left him as the low-man on the totem pole. He'll land in the bullpen for now, but considering the injury history of Jake Peavy, Hudson could be called upon further down the road. Analysis: Howard Bender
Junior Galette is signing a one-year deal in Washington.
The Redskins are taking a chance here that Galette may not even play ion 2015 depending on how suspensions are handed down. A dominant pass-rusher for the Saints, Galette was arrested on a domestic violence charge back in January. Those charges were dropped, but then a video of him using a belt to hit a woman while they were on the beach together surfaced and the Saints opted to just cut bait immediately. The Skins are getting a heck of a football player, but he needs to straighten out his personal problems before he can really be set free on the field. Analysis: Howard Bender
Adam Duvall has been assigned to Triple-A Louisville.
The Reds picked up Duvall from the Giants in the Mike Leake deal and were expected to send him down to the farm. Duvall has solid power potential but with Joey Votto and Todd Frazier entrenched at the corners, there's no room for the youngster. He could see some outfield work down at Louisville, but his contributions on the major league level will remain minimal for now. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cardinals acquire Jonathan Broxton from the Brewers.
No word yet as to what the Brewers are receiving in this deal, but given Broxton's 5.89 ERA and 1.39 WHIP this season, it's hard to imagine the Cardinals were giving up too much. Broxton will join the relief corps, but he'll remain in line behind Kevin Siegrist and Seth Manness with regard to closing opportunities should Trevor Rosenthal falter. Analysis: Howard Bender