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Wednesday Lineup Card: We've Had Our Eye On You For Some Time Now, Mr. Anderson

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Wednesday's Starters
AL
Royals (Luis Mendoza - R) at Rays (James Shields - R), 1:10
Twins (Liam Hendriks - R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 3:35
Indians (Zach McAllister - R) at Mariners (Hisashi Awakuma - R), 3:40
Blue Jays (Aaron Laffey - L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:05
Angels (Jered Weaver - R) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R), 7:10
Orioles (Jeff Francis - L) at Rangers (Derek Holland - L), 8:05
Yankees (Phil Hughes - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 8:10

NL
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 2:10
Marlins (Jacob Turner - R) at Diamondbacks (TBA), 3:40
Pirates (James McDonald - R) at Padres (Andrew Werner - L), 6:35
Braves (Kris Medlen - R) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L), 7:05
Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R) at Phillies (Vance Worley - R), 7:05
Rockies (Jeff Francis - L) at Mets (Matt Harvey - R), 7:10
Astros (Bud Norris - R) at Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R), 8:15
Marlins (Wade LeBlanc - L) at Diamondbacks (TBA), 9:40
Giants (Matt Cain - R) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano - L), 10:10

Day Game After a Night Game: Royals, Rays, Cubs, Brewers, Twins, Athletics, Indians, Mariners, Marlins, Diamondbacks, Pirates, Padres

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Doug Fister, P, DET - (Groin) Is questionable for his next start on Saturday due to a "groin issue".
Denard Span, OF, MIN - (Shoulder) Was not in the lineup on Tuesday.

NL
Johan Santana, P, NYM - (Back) Will not make his next scheduled start on Thursday.

Disabled List
AL
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Back) Will start a rehab assignment on Tuesday.
Ryan Raburn, 2B, DET - (Thumb) Will begin a rehab assignment on Wednesday.
Carl Pavano, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Will miss the rest of the season with a bruise on his humerus bone.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY - (Elbow) Felt good after a 38-pitch bullpen session on Tuesday.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR - (Ribs) Had his rehab shut down due to renewed soreness in his ribcage.
Felix Doubront, P, BOS - (Knee) Threw five simulated innings in the bullpen on Tuesday.

NL
Troy Tulowitski, SS, COL - (Groin) Took groundballs and batting practice on Monday.
Jason Giambi, 1B, COL - (Illness) Is traveling with the team and is working out and fielding groundballs.
Rob Johnson, C, NYM - (Thumb) Had his minor league assignment voided and was placed on the major league disabled list on Monday with a ligament tear in his left thumb.
Matt Garza, P, CHC - (Elbow) Cubs manager Dale Sveum said on Tuesday that Garza was done for the year.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Vicente Padilla, P, BOS
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS
Luke Scott, DH, TBR
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL
Rubby De La Rosa, P, COL
Seth Smith, OF, OAK

Placed on Disabled List
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS
Alejandro De Aza, OF, CHW
Eric Young, Jr., OF, COL
Jordan Norberto, P, OAK

Designated for Assignment
Graham Godfrey, P, OAK

Optioned to Triple-A
Logan Ondrusek, P, CIN
Kyle McPherson, P, PIT
Danny Valencia, 3B, BOS
Jemile Weeks, 2B, OAK
Javy Guerra, P, LAD
Justin Wilson, P, PIT
Sean Rodriguez, SS, TBR
Jeff Beliveau, P, CHC
Adrian Cardenas, SS, CHC

Called Up
Chris Rusin, P, CHC
Yorvir Torrealba, C, TOR
Liam Hendriks, P, MIN
Daniel McCutchen, P, PIT
Sam Demel, P, ARI
Jordan Danks, OF, CHW
Robert Carson, P, NYM
Dioner Navarro, C, CIN
Phillippe Aumont, P, PHI

Free Agent Signings
Jason Jaramillo, C, OAK

Trades
Diamondbacks trade SS Stephen Drew to the Athletics for SS Sean Jamieson

Closer Watch

As of Tuesday evening there was no closer news of note.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Billy Butler - DH KC @ TB
8/22 1:10 PM
James Shields 7-18 .389 0 2 3 1 3 .500 .421 .921
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ MIL
8/22 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 7-18 .389 0 3 0 1 3 .556 .421 .977
Prince Fielder - 1B DET vs TOR
8/22 7:05 PM
J.A. Happ 6-15 .400 0 3 4 1 3 .600 .438 1.038
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs CIN
8/22 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-11 .364 1 3 2 0 6 .818 .364 1.182
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs CIN
8/22 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-22 .364 1 2 3 0 0 .591 .364 .955
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs CIN
8/22 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 6-15 .400 2 3 5 1 0 .867 .438 1.304
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs CIN
8/22 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-13 .385 1 1 2 1 0 .615 .429 1.044
Maicer Izturis - 3B LAA @ BOS
8/22 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 6-16 .375 0 3 4 3 2 .563 .474 1.036
Jason Bay - OF NYM vs COL
8/22 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis 8-12 .667 2 3 5 2 1 1.250 .714 1.964
David Wright - 3B NYM vs COL
8/22 7:10 PM
Jeff Francis 6-12 .500 3 3 3 2 3 1.250 .600 1.850
Alex Rios - OF CWS vs NYY
8/22 8:10 PM
Phil Hughes 7-18 .389 0 2 3 0 2 .500 .368 .868
Kevin Youkilis - 3B CWS vs NYY
8/22 8:10 PM
Phil Hughes 4-14 .286 1 1 4 2 2 .500 .353 .853
Carlos Beltran - OF STL vs HOU
8/22 8:15 PM
Bud Norris 4-12 .333 0 3 1 0 4 .583 .333 .917
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs HOU
8/22 8:15 PM
Bud Norris 7-25 .280 2 4 5 1 5 .600 .308 .908
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SF
8/22 10:10 PM
Matt Cain 22-47 .468 0 2 3 4 6 .532 .491 1.022
James Loney - 1B LAD vs SF
8/22 10:10 PM
Matt Cain 14-41 .341 0 6 10 4 2 .512 .413 .925
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD vs SF
8/22 10:10 PM
Matt Cain 6-19 .316 1 3 1 3 5 .579 .409 .988
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Wade LeBlanc MIA @ ARI
8/22 3:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 14-66 .212 1 7 6 10 13 .337 .316 .652
Clay Buchholz BOS vs LAA
8/22 7:10 PM
Angels Batters 25-112 .223 0 5 9 10 13 .274 .286 .560
Jered Weaver LAA @ BOS
8/22 7:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 17-74 .230 1 4 6 3 16 .310 .263 .573
Phil Hughes NYY @ CWS
8/22 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 18-73 .247 2 4 10 3 18 .359 .267 .625

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ TB
8/22 1:10 PM
James Shields 3-19 .158 0 0 1 0 4 .158 .158 .316
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ MIL
8/22 2:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 3-17 .176 0 1 1 0 7 .235 .176 .412
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL vs CHC
8/22 2:10 PM
Travis Wood 1-11 .091 1 1 1 0 1 .364 .167 .530
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs MIA
8/22 3:40 PM
Wade LeBlanc 2-16 .125 0 1 1 4 4 .188 .300 .488
Omar Infante - 2B DET vs TOR
8/22 7:05 PM
J.A. Happ 2-16 .125 0 1 0 3 3 .188 .263 .451
Brian Schneider - C PHI vs CIN
8/22 7:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-12 .083 0 0 1 0 1 .083 .083 .167
Scott Podsednik - OF BOS vs LAA
8/22 7:10 PM
Jered Weaver 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 3 .100 .100 .200
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ BOS
8/22 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 1-16 .063 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .063 .125
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ BOS
8/22 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-15 .200 0 1 0 3 2 .267 .333 .600
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ BOS
8/22 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 2-12 .167 0 0 2 0 2 .167 .154 .321
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ BOS
8/22 7:10 PM
Clay Buchholz 5-25 .200 0 1 2 3 3 .240 .286 .526
Chris Snyder - C HOU @ STL
8/22 8:15 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-16 .125 1 1 1 3 5 .313 .263 .576
Jon Jay - OF STL vs HOU
8/22 8:15 PM
Bud Norris 3-15 .200 0 1 3 0 3 .267 .200 .467
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs HOU
8/22 8:15 PM
Bud Norris 3-22 .136 0 0 2 3 3 .136 .240 .376
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs SF
8/22 10:10 PM
Matt Cain 10-38 .263 1 5 2 1 10 .474 .282 .756
Adam Kennedy - 2B LAD vs SF
8/22 10:10 PM
Matt Cain 1-14 .071 0 0 1 1 3 .071 .133 .205
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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James Shields TB vs KC
8/22 1:10 PM
Royals Batters 19-60 .317 0 3 4 4 13 .379 .359 .738
Bronson Arroyo CIN @ Phi
8/22 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 39-116 .336 5 12 15 4 10 .541 .363 .904
Matt Cain SF @ LAD
8/22 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 59-192 .307 2 16 19 18 32 .425 .368 .793
 

Recommended Pickup
Brett Anderson, P, OAK: It has been one year, two months, and sixteen days since Brett Anderson last pitched in a Major League game. On Tuesday, he was set to make a start against the Minnesota Twins while being owned in just over six percent of ESPN fantasy leagues. This is the same Brett Anderson who posted a 2.80 ERA in 19 starts in 2010. The same Brett Anderson who, until his last two starts of 2011, had a 2.84 ERA. Fourteen earned runs over 10.1 innings his last two appearances that season raised his ERA to 4.00.

Of course, after those last two games, Anderson underwent Tommy John surgery. It has been a long road back for the left hander, who made six minor league rehab starts before being deemed ready for a return. But he is still just 24 years old and should be able to bounce back very nicely. Anderson is a potential ace just sitting in your league's free agent pool, just in time for most fantasy playoffs. Jump on him before it is too late.

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