Jordan Walden hits the DL; Miguel Castro sent down

May 4, 2015

St. Louis Cardinals – Jordan Walden has been placed on the disabled list with a biceps injury. Look for Seth Maness and Kevin Siegrist to carry more of the 8th inning load going forward.

Updated hierarchy: Rosenthal | Maness | Siegrist.

San Diego Padres – Recently-recalled Kevin Quackenbush got his first hold of the year on Sunday, pitching the 7th inning ahead of Joaquin Benoit and Craig Kimbrel. Quackenbush might see more hold opportunities going forward, especially if Joaquin Benoit’s “dead arm” turns into something more significant.

Updated hierarchy: Kimbrel | Benoit | Quackenbush.

Toronto Blue Jays – Miguel Castro, Toronto’s de facto closer just a week ago, has been sent to AAA. It’s probably safe to cut bait on him at this point.

Hierarchy remains: Cecil | Osuna | Loup.

1. Seth Maness, St. Louis Cardinals – Trevor Rosenthal has pitched in three straight.
2. Dellin Betances, New York Yankees – Andrew Miller needed 32 pitches to get the save last night.