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Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Wednesday's Starters

Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 6:35
Twins (Nick Blackburn - R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Pirates (Erik Bedard - L) at Nats (Gio Gonzalez - L), 7:05
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 7:05
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Blue Jays (Kyle Drabek - R), 7:07
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Reds (Mike Leake - R) at Mets (Johan Santana - L), 7:10
Marins (Mark Buehrle - L) at Braves (Mike Minor - L), 7:10
Brewers (Randy Wolf - L) at Astros (Bud Norris - R), 8:05
A's (Tom Milone - L) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 8:05
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R) at Cubs (Matt Garza - R), 8:05
Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R) at Royals (Felipe Paulino - R), 8:10
D-Backs (Pat Corbin - L) at Rockies (Jamie Moyer - L), 8:40
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) at Angels (Jerome Williams - R), 10:05
Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15

Day After Night: LAD

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Carlos Beltran, OF, STL (Knee) - Held out of lineup again Tuesday.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL (Eye) - Could return Wednesday.
Vance Worley, SP, PHI (Arm) - Scratched from Wednesday start with elbow soreness.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (Leg) - Played Tuesday after getting by a liner in the dugout Monday.
Jose Valverde, RP, DET (Back) - Left Tuesday's outing with a lower back injury.
Ivan Nova, SP, NYY (Ankle) - Removed from his outing Monday after getting hit by a comebacker.
Denard Span, OF, MIN (Hamstring) - Given the day off Tuesday to rest.
Carl Pavano, SP, MIN (Shoulder) - Pitching through soreness, on track for Saturday start against Milwaukee.
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK (Groin) - Rested Tuesday, may need a few more days to return to the lineup.
Jack Hannahan, 3B, CLE (Back) - Missed another game with tightness Tuesday.
Mark Kotsay, OF, SD (Back) - Improving, but was unavailable Tuesday.
Felix Doubront, SP, BOS (Head) - OK after getting hit in the head by a fungo prior to Tuesday's game.

Disabled List

Stephen Drew, SS, ARI (Ankle) - 2-for-4 while playing nine innings in extended spring training Tuesday.
Chris Young, OF, ARI (Shoulder) - Headed to Triple-A Reno after Wednesday's game with Visalia.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS (Shoulder) - Nearing full range of motion, eligible to return from 60-day DL on June 15.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS (Back) - Will begin his rehab assignment Wednesday.
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL (Neck) - Likely to have second epidural, experiencing shoulder and forearm pain.
Jason Bay, OF, NYM (Ribs) - Cleared to resume baseball activities.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (Hand) - Resumed all activities except swinging a bat.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (Ear) - Will decide if he takes a rehab assignment before return to A's lineup.
Jeff Niemann, SP, TAM (Leg) - Fractured fibula, out several weeks.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (Chest) - Heel injury will keep him out until at least June.
Zach Britton, SP, BAL (Shoulder) - Tossed four shutout innings in extended spring training Tuesday.
Matt Lindstrom, RP, BAL (Finger) - Slight ligament tear, will be re-evaluated.
Logan Forsythe, 2B, SD (Foot) - Started rehab assignment Monday.
Jeremy Hermida, OF, SD (Hernia) - Had successful surgery Tuesday; out six weeks.
Steven Clevenger, C, CHC (Oblique) - Fractured cartilage in his rib cage, no timetable.
Aaron Cook, SP, BOS (Knee) - May require a rehab assignment before returning to Red Sox.
Dan Schlereth, RP, DET (Shoulder) - Had a setback, sent to Colorado for further examination.

Transactions

Placed on DL
Jeff Niemann, SP, TAM
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (retroactive to 5/14)
David Robertson, RP, NYY (retroactive to 5/12)
Jon Jay, OF, STL

Activated from DL
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN (officially 5/16)
Jeremy Guthrie, SP, COL
Jesse Crain, RP, CHW

Optioned to Triple-A
Kevin Mattison, OF, MIA
Eric Stults, SP, CHW (DFA)
David Carpenter, RP, HOU
Chris Parmelee, 1B, MIN (going down officially 5/16)
Carlos Torres, SP/RP, COL

Signed
Mike MacDougal, RP, CHC

Called Up
Jordan Lyles, SP, HOU
Jerry Sands, 1B/OF, LA
Carlos Maldonado, C, WAS
Bryan Peterson, OF, MIA
Shane Robinson, OF, STL
Josh Lueke, RP, TAM
Cody Eppley, RP, NYY

Claimed off Waivers
Travis Blackley, RP, OAK (from SFG)

Closer Watch

Tigers - Octavio Dotel picked up the save after Jose Valverde made a mess in a non-save situation Tuesday and left with a lower back injury. Keep in mind that Joaquin Benoit had already pitched, so Dotel isn't necessarily the closer-in-waiting for the Tigers as manager Jim Leyland could consider a committee with the lefty-righty combo if Valverde misses any time.

Cards - Jason Motte served up a solo homer to Alfonso Soriano on Tuesday afternoon, but backed into a win by finishing the frame and getting a run from the St. Louis offense in the bottom of the inning.

Cubs - Rafael Dolis was knocked around and gave up the game-winning run in a non-save situation Tuesday. For now, he remains the Cubs' closer, but there's reason to believe that the job could change hands again if Dolis proves to be an unrealiable option in the ninth inning.

Astros - Brett Myers gave up walk-off home run to Hunter Pence in a non-save situation Tuesday afternoon. By all indications, his job is very save as his move to the bullpen has been an overall success to this point in the season. Interestingly enough, potential closer-in-waiting David Carpenter was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday to make room for starter Jordan Lyles.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs SEA
5/16 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 4-17 .235 1 2 2 5 9 .471 .435 .906
Johnny Damon - DH CLE vs SEA
5/16 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 9-16 .563 1 5 4 2 4 1.000 .611 1.611
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE vs SEA
5/16 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-12 .500 2 3 3 3 2 1.083 .600 1.683
Casey Kotchman - 1B CLE vs SEA
5/16 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-14 .357 1 1 3 0 2 .571 .357 .928
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs MIN
5/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 11-24 .458 2 3 10 1 2 .750 .480 1.230
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs MIN
5/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 3-10 .300 0 2 0 2 3 .500 .417 .917
Gerald Laird - C DET vs MIN
5/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-15 .267 1 1 2 2 2 .467 .389 .856
Omar Vizquel - 3B TOR vs NYY
5/16 7:07 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 5-11 .455 0 1 0 0 1 .545 .455 1.000
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs BOS
5/16 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 4-10 .400 1 2 1 2 3 .800 .500 1.300
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ HOU
5/16 8:05 PM
Bud Norris 5-14 .357 2 3 3 1 2 .857 .400 1.257
Henry Blanco - C ARI @ COL
5/16 8:40 PM
Jamie Moyer 5-11 .455 0 0 1 0 0 .455 .455 .910
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI @ COL
5/16 8:40 PM
Jamie Moyer 11-26 .423 3 4 5 2 4 .808 .464 1.272
Lyle Overbay - 1B ARI @ COL
5/16 8:40 PM
Jamie Moyer 6-20 .300 1 3 6 1 6 .600 .333 .933
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ LAA
5/16 10:05 PM
Jerome Williams 6-13 .462 1 1 2 1 3 .692 .500 1.192
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs CWS
5/16 10:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 7-22 .318 1 3 2 1 5 .591 .348 .939
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs CWS
5/16 10:05 PM
Gavin Floyd 7-18 .389 1 5 5 1 3 .778 .421 1.199
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Johan Santana NYM vs CIN
5/16 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 17-86 .198 2 9 6 6 23 .359 .255 .614

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ SD
5/16 6:35 PM
Clayton Richard 2-16 .125 0 1 1 0 2 .188 .125 .313
James Loney - 1B LAD @ SD
5/16 6:35 PM
Clayton Richard 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs SEA
5/16 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-11 .182 0 1 2 1 3 .273 .231 .504
Travis Hafner - DH CLE vs SEA
5/16 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-22 .227 1 1 4 1 8 .364 .261 .625
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs MIN
5/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 2-12 .167 1 1 2 0 0 .417 .167 .584
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs MIN
5/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 3-20 .150 0 0 4 1 5 .150 .182 .332
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
5/16 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 2-11 .182 0 1 0 2 2 .273 .308 .581
Jack Wilson - SS ATL vs MIA
5/16 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-18 .167 0 0 0 2 3 .167 .250 .417
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ NYM
5/16 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 2-11 .182 0 2 1 0 3 .364 .182 .546
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN @ NYM
5/16 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 3 .300 .273 .573
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN @ NYM
5/16 7:10 PM
Johan Santana 4-25 .160 2 3 3 0 9 .440 .192 .632
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs BOS
5/16 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 2-15 .133 1 1 1 2 4 .333 .235 .568
Luke Scott - DH TB vs BOS
5/16 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-19 .158 1 2 1 3 4 .368 .273 .641
Chris Johnson - 3B HOU vs MIL
5/16 8:05 PM
Randy Wolf 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs MIL
5/16 8:05 PM
Randy Wolf 5-29 .172 1 1 2 3 3 .276 .250 .526
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ CHC
5/16 8:05 PM
Matt Garza 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 1 .091 .167 .258
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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BB K Opp
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Felix Hernandez SEA @ Cle
5/16 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 35-105 .333 6 14 19 14 29 .584 .415 .999
Jamie Moyer COL vs Ari
5/16 8:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 34-101 .337 5 9 15 6 17 .539 .371 .910
Gavin Floyd CWS @ LAA
5/16 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 30-98 .306 3 14 15 6 16 .512 .348 .860
 

Recommended Pickup

Anthony Bass, SP, SD - Bass delivered another strong outing against the Nats on Tuesday afternoon, earning his second win of the season and improving his K:BB to 45:15 in 46 innings for the season. Although he's long gone in many deeper formats, Bass has a favorable upcoming schedule and should be considered at least in the short term for shallow mixed formats. He'll face the Angels at Petco Park in his next start Sunday, while getting the Mets at Citi Field after missing the Cardinals on the road early next week.

Other Recent Recommendations: Jordan Lyles, Kyle Seager, Josh Reddick and Addison Reed.

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