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Friday Lineup Card: Everyone's Banged Up

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Friday's Starters
Marlins (Brad Hand L) at Nationals (John Lannan L), 4:05 (Game 1)
Indians (Justin Masterson R) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez R), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick R), 7:05
Mariners (Kevin Millwood R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia L), 7:05
Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez L) at Reds (Mat Latos R), 7:10
Twins (Brian Duensing L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront L), 7:10
Orioles (Tommy Hunter R) at Rays (Matt Moore L), 7:10
Marlins (Josh Johnson R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez L), 7:35 (Game 2)
Rangers (Matt Harrison L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie R), 8:10
Angels (Zack Greinke R) at White Sox (Phil Humber R), 8:10
Brewers (Randy Wolf L) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly R), 8:15
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong R) at Rockies (Jonathan Sanchez L), 8:40
Blue Jays (Brett Cecil L) at Athletics (Daniel Straily R), 10:05
Mets (R.A. Dickey R) at Padres (Clayton Richard L), 10:05
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija R) at Dodgers (Chad Billingsley R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: MIA (but it's a doubleheader everyone plays at least one)

Injuries

Day-to-Day
David Ortiz, DH, BOS (Achilles) Said he's 3-4 days from running at close to full speed
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR (heel) Limited to DH duties again Thursday
Jordan Zimmermann, SP, WAS (shoulder) Pushed back a day to Saturday due to minor inflammation
Dan Haren, SP, LAA (back) Will start Sunday
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) Decision will be made on his availability Friday
Yadier Molina, C, STL (thumb) Sprained thumb; out Thursday and unlikely for Friday
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN (calf) Still out Thursday; no word on Friday
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (oblique) Out again Thursday; questionable for Friday
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL (illness) Returned Thursday
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU (ankle) Wearing a new leg brace; still weeks from rehab trip
Rafael Furcal, SS, STL (back) Out again Thursday, but seems close
Josh Beckett, SP, BOS (back) Likely to miss his scheduled start Sunday
Frank Francisco, SP, NYM (oblique) Will return Friday and likely immediately close
J.D. Martinez, OF, HOU (elbow) Hurt elbow Monday on dugout fall, but doesn't seem serious
Todd Helton, 1B, COL (illness) Returned to the lineup Wednesday
Scott Diamond, SP, MIN (thigh) Left Wednesday's game after being hit by a liner
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE (personal) Will rejoin team on Saturday
Andres Torres, OF, NYM (hand) Started in center Thursday
Jason Castro, C, HOU (knee) Starting rehab assignment Friday
Wilson Valdez, SS, CIN (neck) Removed Wednesday with stiff neck
Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA (back) Out with back spasms last two games, but returning Friday
Manny Parra, RP, MIL (shoulder) Won't pitch this weekend; to be examined Monday
Mike Aviles, 2B, BOS (toe) Available to play Thursday
Donnie Murphy, SS, MIA (illness) Scratched Thursday
Kelly Shoppach, C, BOS (leg) Bruised, but available

Disabled List
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB (hamstring) Will be in the lineup Thursday in Triple-A
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR (wrist) Will wait 'til he's 100% to return to the Jays
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (knee) Took ground balls Thursday
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (knee) Homered in first rehab game Thursday
Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL (elbow) Bullpen went "great"; rehab assignment soon
Johan Santana, SP, NYM (ankle) Will throw bullpens Thursday/Friday and could be back Wednesday
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN (thumb) If he can swing a bat, will be activated Sunday
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (oblique) Second rehab start coming Friday, then will move to Double-A
Neftali Feliz, RP, TEX (elbow) Tommy John surgery successful; see you in 2014?
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE (back) Will try running again Sunday
Jorge De La Rosa, SP, COL (elbow) Threw a bullpen Wednesday
Nick Masset, RP, CIN (shoulder) Pitching in Low-A Thursday and Saturday
Chien-Ming Wang, SP, WAS (hip) Decent fourth rehab start Thursday in Double-A
Luke Scott, DH, TB (oblique) Hopes to go on rehab soon and return next week
Jason Giambi, 1B, COL (illness) Ready to resume baseball activities
Carl Pavano, SP, MIN (shoulder) Threw BP on Thursday; I'm sure it felt familiar
Mark Lowe, RP, TEX (abdomen) Two scoreless innings in Double-A Thursday; back this weekend
Rafael Perez, RP, CLE (shoulder) Threw from 90 feet with no issues Wednesday; back on rehab soon
Roberto Hernandez, SP, CLE (suspension) Third rehab start coming Sunday
Raul Valdes, RP, PHI (hip) Throwing on flat ground
Scott Atchison, RP, BOS (elbow) Gonna go see Dr. Andrews to be told he needs TJ surgery

Transactions

Activated from DL
Shane Loux, RP, SF
Hector Sanchez, C, SF
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS

Placed on DL
Henry Rodriguez, RP, WAS (back)
Aubrey Huff, 1B, SF (knee)

Optioned to Triple-A
Garrett Richards, SP, LAA
Derek Lowe, SP, CLE (DFA)
Josh Lueke, RP, TB
Justin Christian, OF, SF
Eli Whiteside, C, SF
Brandon Hicks, SS, OAK
Andrew Brown, OF, COL

Called Up
Corey Kluber, SP, CLE
Mike Olt, 3B, TEX
Adam Rosales, 2B, OAK
David Carpenter, RP, LAA

Released
Scott Podsednik, OF, AZ

Closer Watch

Mets Frank Francisco will return Friday and immediately take back the closer's role from Bobby Parnell, who has been inconsistent at best in his second run at closing for New York. Francisco steps back into being a solid mid-tier closer the rest of the way.

Nationals Tyler Clippard walked two batters Thursday, but still collected the save against Philadelphia. Drew Storen's got five straight scoreless outings, so a change could potentially occur soon, and without warning.

Royals Jonathan Broxton is gone, and Greg Holland is 1-for-1. He pitched a perfect ninth Wednesday for his first save and another perfect inning in Thursday's extra-inning affair.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Carlos Lee - OF MIA @ WAS
8/3 4:05 PM
John Lannan 9-19 .474 2 5 5 1 0 .947 .500 1.447
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs CLE
8/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 7-15 .467 1 1 5 5 3 .667 .591 1.258
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs SEA
8/3 7:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 12-28 .429 1 2 4 2 3 .571 .467 1.038
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs SEA
8/3 7:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 18-47 .383 1 8 9 4 6 .596 .431 1.027
Andruw Jones - OF NYY vs SEA
8/3 7:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 7-16 .438 2 2 7 2 1 .813 .500 1.313
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs SEA
8/3 7:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 31-78 .397 2 7 11 5 7 .564 .434 .998
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs SEA
8/3 7:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 14-39 .359 4 6 9 6 8 .718 .444 1.162
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs SEA
8/3 7:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 8-23 .348 1 3 1 6 6 .565 .483 1.048
Miguel Cairo - 3B CIN vs PIT
8/3 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-14 .357 1 2 1 2 4 .643 .471 1.113
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs BAL
8/3 7:10 PM
Tommy Hunter 3-10 .300 2 3 4 1 3 1.000 .364 1.364
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs LAA
8/3 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 3-11 .273 1 2 1 1 5 .636 .333 .970
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs LAA
8/3 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 19-46 .413 2 5 5 0 7 .609 .426 1.034
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs LAA
8/3 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 10-30 .333 1 6 6 0 6 .633 .333 .967
Billy Butler - DH KC vs TEX
8/3 8:10 PM
Matt Harrison 7-10 .700 1 2 3 1 0 1.100 .667 1.767
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ KC
8/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-11 .364 0 1 0 1 1 .455 .417 .871
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX @ KC
8/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-15 .333 2 4 2 3 2 .867 .444 1.311
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ KC
8/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 10-23 .435 1 4 5 2 0 .696 .480 1.176
Carlos Beltran - OF STL vs MIL
8/3 8:15 PM
Randy Wolf 11-37 .297 3 7 9 4 2 .649 .366 1.015
Ryan Theriot - SS SF @ COL
8/3 8:40 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 4-12 .333 1 1 2 2 0 .583 .429 1.012
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs TOR
8/3 10:05 PM
Brett Cecil 5-13 .385 1 2 1 0 0 .692 .385 1.077
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Joe Blanton PHI vs ARI
8/3 7:05 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 11-64 .172 1 4 5 0 10 .281 .171 .452
CC Sabathia NYY vs SEA
8/3 7:05 PM
Mariners Batters 15-90 .167 1 4 2 7 33 .255 .227 .482
Randy Wolf MIL @ STL
8/3 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters 52-237 .219 7 25 32 18 39 .383 .280 .663

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI @ PHI
8/3 7:05 PM
Joe Blanton 1-15 .067 0 1 1 0 1 .133 .063 .196
Alex Avila - C DET vs CLE
8/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-10 .100 0 0 2 1 4 .100 .154 .254
Brennan Boesch - OF DET vs CLE
8/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-15 .200 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .450
Ramon Santiago - 2B DET vs CLE
8/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .308 .408
Delmon Young - OF DET vs CLE
8/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-17 .176 0 1 2 0 4 .235 .167 .402
Nate Schierholtz - OF PHI vs ARI
8/3 7:05 PM
Ian Kennedy 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .167 .258
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA @ NYY
8/3 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 6-32 .188 1 2 2 3 5 .344 .257 .601
Miguel Olivo - C SEA @ NYY
8/3 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-24 .125 0 1 0 0 13 .167 .125 .292
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ NYY
8/3 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .182
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs PIT
8/3 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-26 .038 0 0 0 0 13 .038 .038 .077
Drew Stubbs - OF CIN vs PIT
8/3 7:10 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 3-19 .158 1 1 1 4 9 .316 .304 .620
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs BAL
8/3 7:10 PM
Tommy Hunter 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Orlando Hudson - 2B CWS vs LAA
8/3 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 1-13 .077 0 0 0 2 3 .077 .200 .277
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs LAA
8/3 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 9-59 .153 1 3 6 6 17 .237 .242 .480
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS vs LAA
8/3 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 3-23 .130 1 2 2 0 5 .304 .125 .429
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS vs LAA
8/3 8:10 PM
Zack Greinke 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .282
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ KC
8/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-27 .148 1 3 3 2 4 .333 .200 .533
Mike Napoli - C TEX @ KC
8/3 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-12 .167 1 1 2 2 3 .417 .286 .702
Lance Berkman - 1B STL vs MIL
8/3 8:15 PM
Randy Wolf 3-32 .094 0 2 1 6 7 .156 .256 .413
Allen Craig - OF STL vs MIL
8/3 8:15 PM
Randy Wolf 1-15 .067 0 0 0 0 3 .067 .067 .133
Rafael Furcal - SS STL vs MIL
8/3 8:15 PM
Randy Wolf 12-51 .235 2 3 10 1 8 .373 .241 .613
Angel Pagan - OF SF @ COL
8/3 8:40 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 2-11 .182 0 2 1 0 1 .364 .182 .545
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ LAD
8/3 10:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 3-21 .143 0 0 0 1 10 .143 .182 .325
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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John Lannan WAS vs Mia
8/3 4:05 PM
Marlins Batters 27-69 .391 2 8 8 6 7 .573 .443 1.016
Kevin Millwood SEA @ NYY
8/3 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 115-332 .346 13 38 53 39 49 .554 .415 .970


Recommended Pickup
Josh Rutledge, SS, COL Rutledge smashed his fifth homer on Thursday, but the 1-for-4 day actually lowered his batting average to .375. Rutledge's first 18 games have been a smashing success, with plenty of counting stats (three steals, 12 runs, 14 RBI) to go around. With Troy Tulowitzki still out for a while, maybe the rest of the year, Rutledge basically owns this job and if he keeps hitting, he could be the one who takes over second when Tulo does return. Rutledge certainly experienced success though nothing like this -- in Double-A this year, hitting .306/.338/.508 with 13 homers and 14 steals. He won't keep up this pace, of course, but Rutledge could easily be one of the most productive shortstops in fantasy the rest of the year.

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