Tanaka cruising in AL rookie race while weak NL field gets a boost

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Jose Abreu is trying to close the ground he lost to Masahiro Tanaka while on the disabled list.

Jose Abreu is trying to close the ground he lost to Masahiro Tanaka while on the disabled list.

Jacob deGrom sports a 5-5 record, 2.79 ERA, 1/26 WHIP and 83 strikeouts in 87 innings this season.

Jacob deGrom sports a 5-5 record, 2.79 ERA, 1/26 WHIP and 83 strikeouts in 87 innings this season.

Off the list: Aaron Barrett, Billy Hamilton