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Wednesday Lineup Card: Quick Return for Mauer

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters

American League
Rangers (Matt Harrison – L) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero – L), 12:37
Royals (Jonathan Sanchez – L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 1:05
Orioles (Jake Arrieta – R) at Yankees (Ivan Nova – R), 7:05
Athletics (Brandon McCarthy – R) at Red Sox (Daniel Bard – R), 7:10
Mariners (Blake Beavan – R) at Rays (James Shields – R), 7:10
Indians (Josh Tomlin – R) at White Sox (Phil Humber – R), 8:10
Twins (Liam Hendriks – R) at Angels (Jered Weaver – R), 10:05

National League
Mets (Chris Schwinden – R) at Astros (Wandy Rodriguez – L), 2:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Rockies (Drew Pomeranz – L), 3:10
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Padres (Jeff Suppan -- R), 6:35
Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders – L) at Nationals (Edwin Jackson – R), 7:05
Cubs (Paul Maholm – L) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Halladay – R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson – R), 7:10
Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 8:15
Marlins (Carlos Zambrano – R) at Giants (Barry Zito – L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: Rangers, Blue Jays, Royals, Tigers, Mets, Astros, Dodgers, Rockies

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Joe Mauer, C, Twins – (Knee) Returned as the DH on Tuesday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, Rays – (Hamstring) Reportedly will miss 6-8 weeks.
Nolan Reimold, OF, Rays – (Back) Diagnosed with a bulging disk in his back.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, Red Sox – (Back) Out of the starting lineup on Tuesday for the third consecutive game.
Josh Hamilton, OF, Rangers – (Back) Held out of the starting lineup for the second straight game.
Coco Crisp, OF, Athletics – (Illness) Battling a sinus infection and did not play Tuesday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, Rays – (Hamstring) Will reportedly miss 6-8 weeks with a partially torn left hamstring.
Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Indians – (Hamstring) Did running drills Tuesday and could return to the Cleveland lineup Wednesday.

NL
Cory Luebke, SP, Padres – (Elbow) Scratched from scheduled start Wednesday with tightness.
Lucas Duda, OF, Mets – (Illness) Out of the New York lineup on Tuesday.
Jordan Schafer, OF, Astros – (Oblique) Kept out of Houstons starting lineup on Tuesday.
Michael Nickeas, C, Mets – (Illness) Was unavailable Tuesday night.
Jerry Hairston, Jr., 3B, Dodgers – (Hand) Remained out of the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Juan Rivera, OF, Dodgers – (Hamstring) Kept out of the starting lineup on Tuesday.

Disabled List
AL
Doug Fister, P, Tigers – (Upper Body) Will return to rotation on May 7, barring any setbacks.
Luis Marte, P, Tigers – (Hamstring) On track to make a rehab start next week.
Victor Martinez, C, Tigers – (Knee) Scheduled to undergo an MRI in early July to see if a return in 2012 is possible.
Miguel Olivo, C, Mariners – (Groin) Placed on 15-Day DL on Tuesday
Greg Holland, P, Royals – (Ribs) Threw on a mound on Tuesday for the first time since April 21
Michael Pineda, P, Yankees – (Shoulder) Shoulder surgery on Tuesday reportedly went well.
Felipe Paulino, P, Royals – (Forearm) Will be placed in the rotation for Saturday’s game against the Yankees.
Tsuyoshi Wada, P, Orioles – (Elbow) MRI revealed a partial ligament tear in his left elbow.

NL
Brad Lidge, P, Nationals – (Hernia) Underwent surgery on Tuesday to repair a hernia.
Josh Outman, P, Rockies – (Oblique) Threw a perfect inning in rehab appearance at Triple-A.
Chris Narveson, P, Brewers – (Shoulder) Underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his left labrum and rotator cuff.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, Nationals – (Shoulder) Resumed throwing on Tuesday and plans to resume hitting on Friday.
Mark DeRosa, 3B, Nationals – (Oblique) Will likely be out until at least late May.
Drew Storen, P, Nationals – (Elbow) Reportedly making good progress in his recovery.
Kyle Weiland, P, Astros – (Shoulder) Had arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday for an infection in his shoulder.
Jeremy Affeldt, P, Giants – (Knee) Placed on 15-Day DL with a knee sprain.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Mike Carp, LF, SEA

Placed on DL
Miguel Olivo, C, SEA
Allen Craig, OF, STL
David Herndon, P, PHI
Jeremy Affeldt, P, SF

Optioned to Triple-A
Evan Meek, P, Pit

Called Up
Jared Hughes, P, PIT
Brian Sanches, P, PHI
Drew Butera, C, MIN
Johnny Damon, OF, CLE

Designated for Assignment
Erik Komatsu, OF, STL

Closer Watch
Scott Downs pitched 1.1 scoreless innings Monday night in his second appearance as the Angels official closer. Downs took over the role after incumbent closer Jordan Walden started the season with an 8.31 ERA while converting one of two save opportunities. Downs has yet to allow a run in 9.1 innings this season and has a 0.857 WHIP.

Grant Balfour struggled to finish off a non-save situation Tuesday night, creating an opportunity for Jordan Norberto to pick up his first career save cleaning up the mess. Keep an eye on this situation, but Balfour should remain the primary option for now.

Francisco Cordero blew another save Tuesday night, but backed into the win when Brett Lawrie hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the inning. The Jays may be tempted to consider Jason Frasor, Carlos Villanueva or Casey Janssen next time a save situation arises.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ TOR
5/2 12:37 PM
Ricky Romero 6-12 .500 0 4 2 3 3 .833 .600 1.433
David Murphy - OF TEX @ TOR
5/2 12:37 PM
Ricky Romero 5-12 .417 0 2 1 0 3 .583 .417 1.000
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs KC
5/2 1:05 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 5-12 .417 0 1 2 3 4 .500 .588 1.088
Billy Butler - DH KC @ DET
5/2 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 13-32 .406 2 6 5 1 1 .719 .424 1.143
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ HOU
5/2 2:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 6-13 .462 2 4 3 2 4 1.077 .533 1.610
Dexter Fowler - OF COL vs LAD
5/2 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 8-22 .364 0 3 0 4 6 .545 .462 1.007
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL @ SD
5/2 6:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 7-16 .438 0 1 1 0 1 .500 .438 .938
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ SD
5/2 6:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 3-11 .273 1 2 2 2 2 .636 .385 1.021
Jason Kubel - OF ARI @ WAS
5/2 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 3-12 .250 1 2 2 2 2 .583 .333 .916
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs BAL
5/2 7:05 PM
Jake Arrieta 3-10 .300 1 3 3 1 1 .900 .364 1.264
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs BAL
5/2 7:05 PM
Jake Arrieta 5-11 .455 0 2 1 1 0 .636 .500 1.136
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs BAL
5/2 7:05 PM
Jake Arrieta 4-11 .364 0 2 1 1 5 .545 .417 .962
Michael Bourn - OF ATL vs PHI
5/2 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 3-10 .300 1 1 1 0 2 .600 .300 .900
Brian McCann - C ATL vs PHI
5/2 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 6-13 .462 0 2 0 1 2 .615 .500 1.115
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs PHI
5/2 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 7-19 .368 2 3 4 0 4 .789 .368 1.157
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs OAK
5/2 7:10 PM
Brandon McCarthy 3-10 .300 1 1 2 2 0 .600 .417 1.017
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA @ TB
5/2 7:10 PM
James Shields 10-27 .370 0 3 1 2 4 .481 .400 .881
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ TB
5/2 7:10 PM
James Shields 11-30 .367 1 2 1 2 7 .500 .406 .906
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Edwin Jackson WAS vs ARI
5/2 7:05 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 20-93 .215 3 6 7 7 14 .342 .267 .609
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs CHC
5/2 7:10 PM
Cubs Batters 24-114 .210 3 9 11 9 24 .341 .273 .614
Tommy Hanson ATL vs PHI
5/2 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters 13-61 .213 0 5 4 2 15 .299 .249 .548
Jered Weaver LAA vs MIN
5/2 10:05 PM
Twins Batters 15-67 .224 2 5 5 7 18 .361 .305 .666
Barry Zito SF vs MIA
5/2 10:15 PM
Marlins Batters 13-83 .157 2 6 6 7 10 .275 .222 .498

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ TOR
5/2 12:37 PM
Ricky Romero 3-14 .214 0 1 0 0 2 .286 .214 .500
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ DET
5/2 1:05 PM
Justin Verlander 4-20 .200 1 2 2 4 6 .400 .333 .733
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL vs LAD
5/2 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-15 .133 0 0 1 2 8 .133 .278 .411
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD vs MIL
5/2 6:35 PM
Yovani Gallardo 3-14 .214 0 0 0 0 3 .214 .214 .428
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI @ WAS
5/2 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 6-30 .200 1 1 1 0 5 .300 .200 .500
Lyle Overbay - 1B ARI @ WAS
5/2 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 4-30 .133 1 2 3 4 4 .267 .235 .502
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs BAL
5/2 7:05 PM
Jake Arrieta 0-10 .000 0 0 1 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Martin Prado - OF ATL vs PHI
5/2 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 1-13 .077 0 0 0 1 4 .077 .143 .220
Kevin Youkilis - 3B BOS vs OAK
5/2 7:10 PM
Brandon McCarthy 1-11 .091 0 1 0 0 2 .182 .091 .273
Reed Johnson - OF CHC @ CIN
5/2 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 3-16 .188 0 0 3 0 3 .188 .235 .423
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ CIN
5/2 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-42 .190 1 6 3 2 13 .381 .222 .603
Geovany Soto - C CHC @ CIN
5/2 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 2-11 .182 0 0 0 4 2 .182 .400 .582
Shane Victorino - OF PHI @ ATL
5/2 7:10 PM
Tommy Hanson 2-12 .167 0 0 0 1 2 .167 .231 .398
Omar Infante - 2B MIA @ SF
5/2 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 3-18 .167 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .334
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ SF
5/2 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 2-13 .154 1 2 2 2 2 .462 .267 .729
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA @ SF
5/2 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 1-16 .063 0 1 1 2 2 .125 .167 .292
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ SF
5/2 10:15 PM
Barry Zito 1-11 .091 0 1 1 1 0 .182 .167 .349
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Justin Verlander DET vs KC
5/2 1:05 PM
Royals Batters 31-98 .316 4 10 9 7 12 .497 .362 .859
Jeff Suppan SD vs Mil
5/2 6:35 PM
Brewers Batters 41-134 .306 2 12 21 12 13 .432 .363 .795
Jake Arrieta BAL @ NYY
5/2 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 17-60 .284 1 10 10 7 11 .530 .348 .879
James Shields TB vs Sea
5/2 7:10 PM
Mariners Batters 26-69 .377 1 6 3 4 15 .492 .405 .898
 

Recommended Pickup

Patrick Corbin, P, ARI – He’s not as big of a name as fellow Diamondbacks pitching prospects Trevor Bauer and Tyler Skaggs, but Corbin is a good prospect in his own right. Corbin has consistently been rated as a top five prospect in Arizona’s system and has been called up by Arizona to take the rotation spot of the struggling Josh Collmenter. Corbin debuted Monday against Miami and allowed three runs in 5.1 innings while striking out six. Prior to being called up, he had a 1.67 ERA in four Double-A starts. There is always some risk inherent in calling pitchers up straight from Double-A, but the NL West isn’t exactly full of offensive powerhouses. At the very least, Corbin could earn you some much needed wins.

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