UPDATES & NEWS
Clayton Kershaw improved to 16-3 after allowing one run (zero earned) on six hits and two walks with ten strikeouts over eight solid innings against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.
Kershaw has been unbelievable this season as he is now the proud owner of a 1.73 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through 22 starts while maintaining an impressive 194:23 K:BB rate over 161.1 innings. Since allowing seven runs to the Diamondbacks back on May 17, Kershaw has allowed three runs or less in each of his last 18 starts while fanning at least eight batters in 14 of those starts. He will look to keep up his incredible run when he takes on the Nationals on Tuesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Johnny Manziel reported for the first day of voluntary workouts Monday.
Manziel has completed his rehab program and is looking to be the team's starting quarterback in 2015. There has been speculation about the Browns drafting a quarterback in this draft, but we will have to wait and see. Their selections in the draft will give us a glimpse of what the organization thinks about Manziel, as well as how they feel about him as their starting quarterback. The draft will be a big indicator to us, and to Johnny Football, about his status in Cleveland. Analysis: Colby Conway
Joe Nathan (elbow) threw a full bullpen session Monday.
Nathan was able to throw off a mound on Saturday, but today was his first full bullpen session since suffering the elbow injury. Joakim Soria has been dynamite as the team's closer, and it is quite possible that he returns from the DL as the team's set-up man, not the closer. This is worth monitoring, especially if you own Nathan or Soria. Analysis: Colby Conway