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Adam Wolf

Adam Wolf

Adam began writing for RotoWire in the spring of 2012 as an undergrad student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He primarily serves as the site's day-to-day editor of NHL content, while also working as the Chicago Bears and Colorado Rockies beat writer, managing the site's Closer Grid, and contributing to the football and baseball magazines.

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Saturdayís Starters
White Sox (Jake Peavy -- R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda -- R), 1:05
Angels (Garrett Richards -- R) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez -- R), 1:07
Royals (Jonathan Sanchez -- L) at Twins (Scott Diamond -- L), 1:10 (Game 1)
Pirates (Jeff Karstens -- R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn -- R), 2:15
Reds (Mat Latos -- R) at Giants (Barry Zito -- L), 4:05
Indians (Josh Tomlin -- R) at Orioles (Dana Eveland -- L), 4:05
Astros (J.A. Happ -- L) at Cubs (Matt Garza -- R), 4:05
Nationals (Stephen Strasburg -- R) at Braves (Mike Minor -- L), 4:05
Phillies (Cole Hamels -- L) at Marlins (Mark Buehrle -- L), 4:10
Royals (Luke Hochevar -- R) at Twins (Cole De Vries -- R), 7:10 (Game 2)
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley -- L) at Brewers (Michael Fiers -- R), 7:15
Tigers (Rick Porcello -- R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson -- R), 7:15
Mets (Johan Santana -- L) at Dodgers (Nathan Eovaldi -- R), 7:15
Athletics (Tommy Milone -- L) at Rangers (Martin Perez -- L), 7:15
Padres (Edinson Volquez -- R) at Rockies (Christian Friedrich -- L), 7:15
Red Sox (Josh Beckett -- R) at Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez -- R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: CHW/NYY, LAA/TOR, KC/MIN (Game 1), PIT/STL, CIN/SF , CLE/BAL, WAS/ATL, PHI/MIA

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Trevor Bauer, SP, AZ -- (Groin) Injury considered minor. Will make next start Tuesday against the Padres.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL -- (Elbow) Returned to starting lineup Friday.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD -- (Oblique) Believes he can play Sunday or Monday. Sat out Friday.
Russell Martin, C, NYY -- (Back) Believes he will return to lineup Saturday.
Kevin Millwood, SP, SEA -- (Groin) Will have start pushed back.
Martin Prado, OF, ATL -- (Hamstring) Sat out Friday, but is not expected to miss much time.
Carlos Santana, C, CLE -- (Back) Sat out for second straight game Friday.

Disabled List
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL -- (Knee) Will rejoin Cardinals on Sunday to continue rehabbing.
Chris Carpenter, SP, STL -- (Shoulder) Diagnosed with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome but plans on pitching through the condition when he returns.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS -- (Elbow) Went 0-for-2 with two walks with Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Friday.
Ryan Dempster, SP, CHC -- (Shoulder) Expected to throw off mound Saturday or Sunday and return after All-Star break.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET -- (Achilles) Will need at least another week in a walking boot.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS -- (Shoulder) Went 1-for-4 with an RBI double while serving as DH for Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Friday.
Kyle Farnsworth, RP, TB -- (Elbow) Expected to be activated from DL Saturday.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX -- (Elbow) Unlikely to be activated from 60-day DL on July 18 eligibility date.
Roy Halladay, SP, PHI -- (Shoulder) Threw 33 pitches during a bullpen session Friday.
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB -- (Shoulder) Will officially return from the DL and start Saturday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB -- (Hamstring) Has accelerated workouts in the past couple of days.
Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL -- (Elbow) Wonít return until after the All-Star break.
Drew Storen, RP, WAS -- (Elbow) Threw 40-pitch bullpen session Friday. Scheduled to throw simulated game Monday.
Vernon Wells, OF, LAA -- (Thumb) Recently began running and shagging fly balls during batting practice.

Transactions

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (Placed on 7-day DL)
Justin Sellers, 2B, LAD (Transferred to 60-day DL)
Eric Surkamp, SP, SF (Transferred to 60-day DL)
Brian Bruney, RP, CWS
Shane Loux, RP, SF

Activated from the DL
Bud Norris, SP, HOU

Called Up
Chris Carter, 1B, OAK
Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL
Steve Delabar, RP, SEA
Brian Omogrosso, RP, CHW
Brad Penny, RP, SF
David Phelps, RP, NYY
Yoshinori Tateyama, RP, TEX
Kyle Waldrop, RP, MIN

Sent Down
Edwar Cabrera, SP, COL
Xavier Cedeno, RP, HOU
Ryota Igarashi, RP, NYY
Tyson Ross, SP, OAK
Chris Schwinden, SP, NYY
Randy Wells, SP, CHC

Designated for Assignment
Danny Farquhar, RP, NYY

Claimed Off Waivers
Chris Schwinden, SP, NYY

Signed
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD

Closer Watch

Chicago (NL) -- Round Two of the Carlos Marmol Experience has been strangely calm for Cubs fans. Since being reinstated as closer, Marmol is a perfect four for four on save opportunities, surrendering no runs in any of those save situations. He closed the door again Friday afternoon after Paul Maholm got into a bit of trouble in the ninth inning. He struck out J.D. Martinez and induced a foul out from Chris Johnson to end the game. Since June 15, Marmol does have three walks in four innings, which remains par for the course for his career. Expect an implosion at some point, but he does have decent job security for now.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ NYY
6/30 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 7-12 .583 2 4 8 0 0 1.250 .583 1.833
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy 4-13 .308 0 4 2 0 2 .615 .308 .923
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy 5-13 .385 1 3 5 2 1 .769 .467 1.236
Jon Jay - OF STL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens 9-21 .429 0 4 2 2 3 .619 .478 1.097
Yadier Molina - C STL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens 4-10 .400 0 2 2 1 2 .600 .455 1.055
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens 8-18 .444 0 0 4 5 0 .444 .565 1.010
Wilson Betemit - 3B BAL vs CLE
6/30 4:05 PM
Josh Tomlin 14-33 .424 2 6 4 2 6 .727 .457 1.184
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs CLE
6/30 4:05 PM
Josh Tomlin 8-17 .471 2 5 6 0 3 1.000 .471 1.471
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 5-10 .500 1 2 5 0 2 .900 .500 1.400
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 4-13 .308 1 3 5 1 1 .692 .357 1.049
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 7-26 .269 2 4 4 5 7 .577 .387 .964
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 9-17 .529 0 3 3 3 0 .706 .600 1.306
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 6-11 .545 0 1 1 1 4 .636 .583 1.220
Wilson Valdez - SS CIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Barry Zito 3-10 .300 0 2 2 0 1 .600 .300 .900
Jose Lopez - 3B CLE @ BAL
6/30 4:05 PM
Dana Eveland 7-16 .438 0 1 3 0 1 .500 .438 .938
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ ATL
6/30 4:05 PM
Mike Minor 3-10 .300 0 2 0 1 1 .500 .364 .864
John Buck - C MIA vs PHI
6/30 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels 3-25 .120 3 3 6 0 9 .480 .120 .600
Jose Reyes - SS MIA vs PHI
6/30 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels 20-48 .417 0 3 3 5 8 .479 .472 .951
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs PHI
6/30 4:10 PM
Cole Hamels 10-35 .286 2 5 5 0 14 .600 .286 .886
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 14-35 .400 0 2 2 1 3 .457 .405 .862
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 6-21 .286 2 4 3 4 4 .667 .400 1.067
Austin Jackson - OF DET @ TB
6/30 7:15 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 5-15 .333 2 2 4 0 3 .733 .333 1.067
Dustin Ackley - 2B SEA vs BOS
6/30 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett 6-12 .500 0 2 0 0 2 .667 .500 1.167
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jake Peavy CWS @ NYY
6/30 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters 24-123 .195 2 10 10 9 33 .305 .256 .561
Mat Latos CIN @ SF
6/30 4:05 PM
Giants Batters 26-108 .241 2 4 6 4 22 .315 .268 .583
Johan Santana NYM @ LAD
6/30 7:15 PM
Dodgers Batters 21-136 .154 2 9 7 8 34 .264 .203 .467
Jeremy Hellickson TB vs DET
6/30 7:15 PM
Tigers Batters 18-87 .207 2 9 6 10 23 .323 .289 .612

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Andruw Jones - OF NYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy 1-21 .048 0 0 0 2 8 .048 .167 .215
Russell Martin - C NYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
Jake Peavy 4-32 .125 0 1 0 4 9 .156 .222 .378
Billy Butler - DH KC @ MIN
6/30 1:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 6-33 .182 1 1 6 2 7 .273 .229 .501
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ MIN
6/30 1:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-15 .200 0 0 3 0 5 .200 .200 .400
Brayan Pena - C KC @ MIN
6/30 1:10 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-12 .250 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs PIT
6/30 2:15 PM
Jeff Karstens 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .286
Mark Reynolds - 3B BAL vs CLE
6/30 4:05 PM
Josh Tomlin 3-13 .231 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .462
Chris Johnson - 3B HOU @ CHC
6/30 4:05 PM
Paul Maholm 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .166
Brandon Belt - 1B SF vs CIN
6/30 4:05 PM
Mat Latos 2-10 .200 0 2 0 2 4 .400 .333 .733
Angel Pagan - OF SF vs CIN
6/30 4:05 PM
Mat Latos 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .333
Ryan Theriot - SS SF vs CIN
6/30 4:05 PM
Mat Latos 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .432
Juan Pierre - OF PHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-12 .250 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 1 .182 .182 .364
Jim Thome - 1B PHI @ MIA
6/30 4:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 3-20 .150 1 1 4 2 12 .300 .227 .527
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ TB
6/30 7:15 PM
Jeremy Hellickson 2-12 .167 0 0 0 2 7 .167 .286 .452
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3B LAD vs NYM
6/30 7:15 PM
Johan Santana 0-13 .000 0 0 1 1 3 .000 .067 .067
Juan Rivera - OF LAD vs NYM
6/30 7:15 PM
Johan Santana 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 1 .250 .167 .417
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs NYM
6/30 7:15 PM
Johan Santana 9-62 .145 1 5 2 0 19 .258 .145 .403
Hideki Matsui - OF TB vs DET
6/30 7:15 PM
Rick Porcello 6-29 .207 0 1 7 2 5 .241 .258 .499
John Jaso - C SEA vs BOS
6/30 10:10 PM
Josh Beckett 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Hiroki Kuroda NYY vs CWS
6/30 1:05 PM
White Sox Batters 27-96 .281 8 12 19 8 19 .597 .337 .934
Jeff Karstens PIT @ StL
6/30 2:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 43-118 .364 1 13 16 10 13 .500 .414 .915
Josh Tomlin CLE @ Bal
6/30 4:05 PM
Orioles Batters 35-96 .365 7 14 13 5 11 .686 .396 1.082
Barry Zito SF vs Cin
6/30 4:05 PM
Reds Batters 41-122 .336 6 18 28 16 20 .604 .409 1.012
Mark Buehrle MIA vs Phi
6/30 4:10 PM
Phillies Batters 33-107 .308 3 7 10 7 22 .436 .347 .783

Recommended Pickup

Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM -- With Frank Francisco headed to the DL, Parnell has already been anointed as the Metsí closer in the interim. Fantasy owners with the foresight to add Parnell were rewarded with a save, as Parnell tossed a clean ninth inning to seal the 3-2 win over the Dodgers on Thursday. Although Parnell lost out on his chance to be the teamís closer coming out of spring training by blowing six of 12 save opportunities last season, the 27-year-old has a solid fastball and has been dependable this season. On the season, Parnell has 31 strikeouts in the 32 innings -- a pretty standard K/9 ratio for a closer. Donít expect Parnell to blow anybody away, but heíll likely convert more than half of his save chances this time around.

Other recent recommendations: Andrew Cashner, Dillon Gee, Jim Thome, Trevor Bauer, Salvador Perez

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