Perhaps as early as Friday, Mariano Rivera will become baseball's career saves leader, unseating Trevor Hoffman. And when Rivera does collect save No. 602, any debate about whether Rivera is the greatest closer of all-time should be put to rest.
The Washington Nationals gave Matt Chico nearly two months to work out his troubles in the big leagues, both out of the rotation and the bullpen. The club finally decided the 24-year-old left-hander would be better served finding himself in the minors.
The Washington Nationals' bats are still struggling, but it doesn't appear the team's season-long offensive ineptitude will come back to haunt hitting coach Lenny Harris anytime soon.