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Noah Jarosh

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Wednesday’s Starters
AL
Angels (Dan Haren - R) at Indians (Zach McAllister - R), 7:05
Twins (Nick Blackburn - R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Royals (Vin Mazzaro - R) at Blue Jays (Brett Cecil - L), 7:07
Yankees (Ivan Nova - R) at Rays (James Shields - R), 7:10
Rangers (Roy Oswalt - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 8:10
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 10:05
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - L) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10

NL
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada - R), 4:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmerman - R), 6:35
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett - R), 7:05
Cubs (Chris Volstad - R) at Braves (Jair Jurrjens - R), 7:10
Phillies (Vance Worley - R) at Mets (Jon Niese - L), 7:10
Rockies (Jeff Francis - L) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R), 8:15
Padres (Andrew Cashner - R) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Bauer - R), 9:40
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: Brewers, Marlins

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Kevin Millwood, P, SEA - (Groin) Is expected to start on Friday.
Russell Martin, C, NYY - (Back) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TBR - (Lower Leg) Pitched a bullpen session on Monday without any issues.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA - (Illness) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS - (Hamstring) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Hideki Matsui, OF, TBR - (Hamstring) Left Monday’s game in the second inning with hamstring tightness.
Mike Trout, OF, LAA - (Finger) X-Rays came back negative on Monday.

NL
Christian Friedrich, P, COL - (Calf) Expects to make his next start on Wednesday.
Chris Johnson, 3B, HOU - (Back) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Upper Body) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Pedro Alvarez, 3B, PIT - (Leg) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN - (Knee) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
David DeJesus, OF, CHC - (Neck) Will not play on Tuesday.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Back) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Andre Ethier, LAD, LAD - (Oblique) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.

Disabled List
AL
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS - (Thumb) Threw from 150 feet prior to Sunday’s game.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Could join Double-A Portland as soon as Tuesday.
Derek Holland, P, TEX - (Illness) Could rejoin the rotation on Saturday if his rehab start on Monday goes well.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Forearm) Played catch on Saturday.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET - (Achilles) Scheduled to have his injured achilles re-evaluated on Friday.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS - (Elbow) Will continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Portland on Tuesday.
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY - (Ankle) Will pitch in a simulated game on Friday.
Nick Markakis, OF, BAL - (Wrist) Took batting practice on Monday with short season Aberdeen.
Jerome Williams, P, LAA - (Chest) Has been diagnosed with a bruised forearm.
Matt Capps, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Will make a rehab appearance for High-A during the All-Star break.
Matt Joyce, OF, TBR - (Back) Could return to the lineup this weekend.
Sam Fuld, OF, TBR - (Wrist) Will be kept in the minors for the maximum 20 days during his rehab assignment.
Collin Cowgill, OF, OAK - (Elbow) Is not running, but says his ankle is progressing.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK - (Elbow) Will throw to hitters on Tuesday for the first time since having elbow surgery.
Dallas Braden, P, OAK - (Shoulder) Threw off a mound on Monday for the first time in three months.

NL
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI - (Achilles) Played five innings at first base on Sunday in Triple-A.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL - (Chest) Traveled with team to St. Louis and will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Frank Francisco, P, NYM - (Oblique) Planned to play catch from 60 feet on Monday.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL - (Knee) Hasn’t ruled out a return to the lineup as soon as the All-Star break ends.
Ryan Dempster, P, CHC - (Shoulder) Felt good after a 40-pitch bullpen session on Monday.
Joe Saunders, P, ARI - (Shoulder) Remains on track to return after the All-Star break.
Blake Hawksworth, P, LAD - (Elbow) Discontinued his rehab assignment after feeling pain in his right shoulder.
Ian Stewart, 3B, CHC - (CHC) Likely out for the rest of the season after wrist surgery next week.
John McDonald, SS, ARI - (Back) Placed on the 15-Day DL on Monday.
Ted Lilly, P, LAD - (Shoulder) Transferred to the 60-Day DL on Tuesday.
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU - (Ankle) Will not have surgery on his ankle in the hopes of returning sooner.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD - (Hamstring) On track to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Geoff Blum, 3B, ARI

Placed on DL
John McDonald, SS, ARI

Designated for Assignment

Optioned to Triple-A
Brian Matusz, P, BAL
Shawn Tolleson, P, LAD

Called Up
Chad Qualls, P, NYY
Luis Cruz, SS, LAD
Steve Johnson, P, BAL

Closer Watch
There was no closer news of note as of early evening on Monday.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs MIA
7/3 4:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 6-14 .429 1 4 2 2 2 .857 .500 1.357
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs MIA
7/3 4:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 5-14 .357 0 2 0 1 1 .500 .400 .900
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs MIA
7/3 4:10 PM
Anibal Sanchez 7-13 .538 2 3 7 0 4 1.154 .538 1.692
Ian Desmond - SS WAS vs SF
7/3 6:35 PM
Tim Lincecum 15-18 .833 0 6 3 0 2 1.167 .833 2.000
Alex Avila - C DET vs MIN
7/3 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 6-15 .400 1 2 3 4 3 .667 .526 1.193
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs MIN
7/3 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 15-34 .441 4 5 16 3 4 .824 .486 1.310
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs MIN
7/3 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 9-20 .450 0 4 0 2 3 .650 .500 1.150
Gerald Laird - C DET vs MIN
7/3 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-15 .267 1 1 2 2 2 .467 .389 .856
Ryan Doumit - C MIN @ DET
7/3 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 5-12 .417 0 0 0 0 1 .417 .417 .833
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
7/3 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 6-16 .375 2 2 2 2 0 .750 .444 1.194
Freddie Freeman - 1B ATL vs CHC
7/3 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 7-16 .438 0 0 2 0 3 .438 .438 .875
Jason Heyward - OF ATL vs CHC
7/3 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 5-14 .357 4 4 4 6 4 1.214 .550 1.764
Eric Hinske - OF ATL vs CHC
7/3 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 3-10 .300 1 1 1 2 2 .600 .417 1.017
Brian McCann - C ATL vs CHC
7/3 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 7-36 .194 3 3 4 1 6 .444 .216 .661
Martin Prado - OF ATL vs CHC
7/3 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 9-24 .375 0 4 0 0 3 .542 .375 .917
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs CHC
7/3 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 5-15 .333 0 3 0 0 2 .533 .333 .867
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ ATL
7/3 7:10 PM
Jair Jurrjens 4-14 .286 0 4 0 0 1 .571 .286 .857
Daniel Murphy - 2B NYM vs PHI
7/3 7:10 PM
Vance Worley 9-19 .474 0 0 2 0 3 .474 .474 .947
Josh Thole - C NYM vs PHI
7/3 7:10 PM
Vance Worley 6-17 .353 0 2 6 3 2 .471 .450 .921
Justin Turner - 2B NYM vs PHI
7/3 7:10 PM
Vance Worley 8-20 .400 0 4 6 0 0 .600 .400 1.000
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 28-73 .384 5 13 14 3 15 .726 .408 1.134
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 15-49 .306 5 9 8 5 9 .694 .370 1.064
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 5-35 .143 3 3 8 1 12 .400 .167 .567
John Mayberry - OF PHI @ NYM
7/3 7:10 PM
Jon Niese 12-30 .400 5 7 9 0 3 .967 .400 1.367
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI @ NYM
7/3 7:10 PM
Jon Niese 20-38 .526 0 8 14 3 3 .737 .561 1.298
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS vs TEX
7/3 8:10 PM
Roy Oswalt 18-75 .240 3 12 11 13 25 .493 .360 .853
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS @ OAK
7/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 7-24 .292 3 3 3 0 5 .667 .292 .958
Jonny Gomes - OF OAK vs BOS
7/3 10:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-12 .333 1 1 3 1 3 .583 .385 .968
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ SEA
7/3 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 9-22 .409 0 2 4 1 4 .591 .435 1.026
Brian Roberts - 2B BAL @ SEA
7/3 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 12-35 .343 0 5 1 7 10 .486 .452 .938
Jim Thome - 1B BAL @ SEA
7/3 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 8-16 .500 3 6 7 4 4 1.250 .619 1.869
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ SEA
7/3 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-12 .417 0 1 1 2 2 .500 .500 1.000
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ LAD
7/3 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 5-13 .385 3 3 7 3 2 1.077 .500 1.577
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ LAD
7/3 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 16-35 .457 1 6 4 0 5 .686 .457 1.143
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN @ LAD
7/3 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 5-15 .333 1 3 2 5 5 .667 .500 1.167
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ LAD
7/3 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 6-18 .333 2 4 4 1 4 .778 .368 1.146
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jordan Zimmermann WAS vs SF
7/3 6:35 PM
Giants Batters 17-77 .221 0 6 11 3 17 .303 .250 .553
Dan Haren LAA @ CLE
7/3 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 41-221 .185 1 12 11 16 57 .255 .239 .494
James Shields TB vs NYY
7/3 7:10 PM
Yankees Batters 90-421 .214 16 33 42 31 105 .372 .268 .640
Jeff Francis COL @ STL
7/3 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 23-92 .250 0 4 9 6 7 .301 .289 .590
Bartolo Colon OAK vs BOS
7/3 10:05 PM
Red Sox Batters 21-113 .186 5 9 9 5 31 .348 .220 .568

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Angel Pagan - OF SF @ WAS
7/3 6:35 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 3-24 .125 0 0 0 0 9 .125 .125 .250
Ryan Theriot - SS SF @ WAS
7/3 6:35 PM
Jordan Zimmermann 1-15 .067 0 1 2 0 4 .200 .067 .267
Rick Ankiel - OF WAS vs SF
7/3 6:35 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-20 .100 0 1 1 1 3 .150 .143 .293
Mark DeRosa - 3B WAS vs SF
7/3 6:35 PM
Tim Lincecum 2-13 .154 0 1 2 2 2 .231 .267 .498
Danny Espinosa - 2B WAS vs SF
7/3 6:35 PM
Tim Lincecum 0-13 .000 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS vs SF
7/3 6:35 PM
Tim Lincecum 3-29 .103 2 3 4 2 15 .345 .161 .506
Michael Brantley - OF CLE vs LAA
7/3 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 3-20 .150 0 2 0 2 0 .250 .227 .477
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs LAA
7/3 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 3-34 .088 0 0 2 0 8 .088 .088 .176
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs LAA
7/3 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 6-25 .240 0 0 0 0 7 .240 .240 .480
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE vs LAA
7/3 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 1-10 .100 0 1 0 3 8 .200 .308 .508
Jose Lopez - 3B CLE vs LAA
7/3 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 5-27 .185 1 4 4 1 7 .407 .214 .621
Carlos Santana - C CLE vs LAA
7/3 7:05 PM
Dan Haren 2-18 .111 0 0 0 6 8 .111 .333 .444
Brennan Boesch - OF DET vs MIN
7/3 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 4-21 .190 1 3 3 0 0 .429 .190 .619
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs MIN
7/3 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 2-14 .143 1 1 2 2 0 .357 .250 .607
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs MIN
7/3 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 7-32 .219 0 0 6 1 5 .219 .242 .461
Jed Lowrie - SS HOU @ PIT
7/3 7:05 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-16 .125 0 1 0 0 4 .188 .125 .313
Alexi Casilla - SS MIN @ DET
7/3 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-15 .133 0 2 2 0 1 .267 .133 .400
Ben Revere - OF MIN @ DET
7/3 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ruben Tejada - SS NYM vs PHI
7/3 7:10 PM
Vance Worley 4-16 .250 0 0 2 0 4 .250 .250 .500
Andres Torres - OF NYM vs PHI
7/3 7:10 PM
Vance Worley 2-16 .125 0 2 0 0 4 .250 .125 .375
David Wright - 3B NYM vs PHI
7/3 7:10 PM
Vance Worley 3-17 .176 0 0 0 0 5 .176 .176 .353
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 2-17 .118 0 0 0 4 5 .118 .286 .403
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 3-55 .055 0 2 2 1 16 .109 .071 .181
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .083 .083
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 0-13 .000 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .071 .071
Russell Martin - C NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 2-20 .100 0 0 0 2 6 .100 .182 .282
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 6-49 .122 0 0 0 6 13 .122 .218 .341
DeWayne Wise - OF NYY @ TB
7/3 7:10 PM
James Shields 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .364
Hunter Pence - OF PHI @ NYM
7/3 7:10 PM
Jon Niese 3-18 .167 0 0 0 3 3 .167 .286 .452
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ NYM
7/3 7:10 PM
Jon Niese 2-13 .154 0 0 1 3 2 .154 .313 .466
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs NYY
7/3 7:10 PM
Ivan Nova 3-16 .188 0 3 0 0 1 .375 .188 .563
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs NYY
7/3 7:10 PM
Ivan Nova 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 4 .100 .250 .350
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS vs TEX
7/3 8:10 PM
Roy Oswalt 4-27 .148 0 1 2 0 6 .222 .148 .370
Yadier Molina - C STL vs COL
7/3 8:15 PM
Jeff Francis 2-19 .105 0 0 1 3 1 .105 .227 .333
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ OAK
7/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 3-35 .086 2 2 2 3 10 .257 .158 .415
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ OAK
7/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 2-16 .125 0 0 0 2 3 .125 .222 .347
Kelly Shoppach - C BOS @ OAK
7/3 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 1-10 .100 0 1 0 0 6 .200 .100 .300
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs BOS
7/3 10:05 PM
Jon Lester 3-16 .188 0 0 0 2 3 .188 .278 .465
Todd Frazier - 3B CIN @ LAD
7/3 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 2-10 .200 0 2 0 2 4 .400 .333 .733
Chris Heisey - OF CIN @ LAD
7/3 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 0-14 .000 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ LAD
7/3 10:10 PM
Chris Capuano 6-30 .200 1 3 5 4 5 .367 .294 .661
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs CIN
7/3 10:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 3-18 .167 1 2 1 2 4 .389 .250 .639
James Loney - 1B LAD vs CIN
7/3 10:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 1-15 .067 0 0 0 3 4 .067 .222 .289
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Anibal Sanchez MIA @ Mil
7/3 4:10 PM
Brewers Batters 24-63 .381 3 11 10 4 10 .666 .418 1.084
Nick Blackburn MIN @ Det
7/3 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 60-197 .305 8 19 36 14 24 .494 .354 .848
Max Scherzer DET vs Min
7/3 7:05 PM
Twins Batters 27-97 .278 7 10 15 13 14 .575 .364 .938
Chris Volstad CHC @ Atl
7/3 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 52-163 .319 8 17 19 17 30 .538 .383 .921
Jon Niese NYM vs Phi
7/3 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters 65-188 .346 7 17 33 13 25 .500 .388 .888
Felix Hernandez SEA vs Bal
7/3 10:10 PM
Orioles Batters 42-128 .328 5 18 18 16 28 .569 .405 .975
Chris Capuano LAD vs Cin
7/3 10:10 PM
Reds Batters 43-153 .281 8 23 24 18 34 .544 .360 .905
 

Recommended Pickup
Salvador Perez, C, KCR - Perez was mentioned a couple of weeks ago, but with a big hot streak and him being owned in so few leagues, it's good to rehash. After being an extremely popular sleeper pick in many fantasy baseball circles, he had major knee surgery late in the offseason that caused him to miss the first three months of the year. Perez is back in action now, and has been showing why many were so high on him. In his first 7 games back, Perez has a .360/.360/.720 line. If he plays 63 games going forward, he would be on pace to hit around 18 HR and 45 RBI. He’s never shown quite that much power before, though it’s not out of the realm of possibility as he is young and does have some pop. The high average is what could help your team the most, however. In a 39 game major league stint last season, Perez hit .331 and he maintained a good average through the minor leagues as well. He also makes good contact and does not strike out very much. For a catcher, he could prove to be immensely valuable and, as of this writing, he is only owned in 11% of ESPN fantasy leagues.

Other Recent Recommendations: Jim Thome, Jeff Baker, Bobby Parnell, Dillon Gee, Trevor Bauer

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C: Salvador Perez ($6,670)
1B: Paul Konerko ($6,981)
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