It' rarer than you think, yet on Sunday Cole Hamels and three relievers combined for the fourth no hitter in 2014. After a 108 pitches Hamels hit the bench However Philly's bullpen kept the no no in tact for the final nine out. "It was a whole complete effort. Most of the time when you see these sort of events it's one or two people" Hamels said after the game.
This was the first combined no hitter in franchise history and just the 10th in league history. In comparison there have been 15 perfect games n modern history.
The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced today that Houston Astros Minor League right-handed pitcher Ruben Alaniz has received a 50-game suspension without pay after a second positive test for a drug of abuse in violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
The suspension of Alaniz, who is currently on the roster of the Double-A Corpus Christi Hooks of the Texas League, is effective immediately.
Yankees Add Bullpen Depth
The Yankees on Sunday acquired right-hander Chaz Roe from the Marlins in exchange for cash. The 27-year-old has been in the Minor Leagues for most of the last 10 years however he could join the big club as bullpen depth when rosters expand on Monday.
Roe has thrown just 22 1/3 big league innings, all in 2013 with the D-backs. He posted a 4.03 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 21 appearances. A first-round pick by the Rockies in the 2005 First-Year Player Draft, Roe has spent time with the Mariners, D-backs, Rangers and Marlins at the Double-A and Triple-A levels over the last five seasons.
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