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Rotowire: Jul 7 / 2:58p ET
News: Stammen was sent down to Double-A Akron on Thursday.
Impact: Stammen pitched in three games with Triple-A Columbus over the past two weeks, allowing two earned runs and four hits while striking out eight batters over three innings of work. The 32-year-old missed most of the 2015 season with a torn right flexor tendon and could potentially make it back to the big league time by the time the second half of the season starts July 15.
Rotowire: Jun 3 / 3:59p ET
News: Stammen (forearm) has progressed to throwing off a mound at 75 percent intensity, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
Impact: The veteran reliever has been throwing 35-pitch bullpens of late, mixing in all of his pitches as he continues to build up strength in his forearm after sitting out most of 2015 with a torn right flexor tendon. He'll likely continue to stick with bullpen sessions for the time being until he can increase his intensity and pitch count. Once he's able to ramp up to full strength, Stammen figures to begin facing live batters. Still, he appears to be on track for a return on the other side of the All-Star break.