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Hailing from Arcanum, Ohio, Clay is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He began writing for RotoWire in the fall of 2011, and now contributes to breaking news and NFL Draft content, in addition to his duties as assistant baseball editor.

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Projected Starters - A look at Friday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Indians (Justin Masterson - R), 7:05 PM
Dodgers (Stephen Fife - R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke - L), 7:05 PM
Red Sox (Ryan Dempster - R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman - R), 7:05 PM
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez - R), 7:10 PM
Royals (Luis Mendoza - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 7:10 PM
Cubs (Edwin Jackson - R) at Mets (Shaun Marcum - R), 7:10 PM
Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10 PM
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Braves (Kris Medlen - R), 7:30 PM
Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle - L) at Rangers (Justin Grimm - R), 8:05 PM
White Sox (Chris Sale - L) at Astros (Erik Bedard - L), 8:10 PM
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Twins (Scott Diamond - L), 8:10 PM
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio - R), 8:40 PM
Mariners (Joe Saunders - L) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 10:05 PM
Yankees (Andy Pettitte - L) at Angels (C.J. Wilson - L), 10:05 PM
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill - R) at Padres (Eric Stults - L), 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL - (Thumb) Will attempt to play in this weekend’s series against the Reds.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL - (Ribs) Likely headed for the DL after suffering a broken rib during Thursday's game.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL - (Foot) Diagnosed with a left foot contusion after leaving Thursday’s game.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK - (Hamstring) Was out of the lineup again Thursday.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD - (Shoulder) Did not start Wednesday but came off the bench and recorded a pinch-hit single in the 12th inning.
Mike Napoli, C, BOS - (Illness) Removed from Thursday’s game in the second inning due to illness.
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Finger) Left Thursday’s game with what was later diagnosed as a bruised right finger.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD - (Hamstring) Set to return to the lineup Friday against the Pirates.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT - (Ribs) Scratched from Thursday’s lineup with a sore rib cage.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Heel) Was out of the lineup Thursday for a second straight day.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF - (Hand) Manager Bruce Bochy expressed doubt that Scutaro will be available for this weekend’s series against the Braves.
Josh Johnson, P, TOR - (Finger) Next start has been pushed back a day from Saturday to Sunday.
Alexi Casilla, 2B, BAL - (Finger) Out of the lineup Thursday.
Ronald Belisario, P, LAD - (Shoulder) Returned to the mound Wednesday after being unavailable for a couple of games and gave up four runs while recording just two outs.

Players on the DL
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS - (Oblique) On track to start Sunday against the Indians after making it through a bullpen session Thursday without issue.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX - (Ribs) Took part in pre-game activities Wednesday and has been cleared to begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Frisco on Thursday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY - (Ankle) Received clearance Thursday to progress into baseball activities and resume running.
Corey Hart, 1B, MIL - (Knee) May not return to the Brewers until after the All-Star break.
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA - (Shoulder) Will make his first rehab start Thursday for High-A Jupiter.
Chris Coghlan, OF, MIA - (Back) Will be examined by a specialist Sunday.
Fernando Salas, P, STL - (Shoulder) Making progress in his throwing program and is expected to begin mound work next week.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD - (Oblique) Went 0-for-3 in his second rehab game with High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday.
John Lannan, P, PHI - (Knee) Will return to the rotation Monday against the Nationals.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI - (Hamstring) Heading out for a rehab assignment with Triple-A Lehigh Valley this weekend.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF - (Hamstring) Resumed running and hitting Thursday.
A.J. Burnett, P, PIT - (Calf) Hit the 15-day disabled list Thursday.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA - (Hamstring) Went 1-for-5 in the first game of his new rehab assignment with Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL - (Hamstring) Expects to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Double-A Bowie.
Wei-Yin Chen, P, BAL - (Oblique) Threw off a half-mound Thursday with no issues.
Steve Johnson, P, BAL - (Oblique) Reported minor improvement with his injury Thursday.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX - (Hamstring) Will run the bases over the weekend and could begin a rehab assignment Monday.
Brandon Morrow, P, TEX - (Forearm) Will throw a simulated game at extended spring training Monday.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR - (Ankle) Set to play in a simulated game at extended spring training Friday.

Transactions - Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Placed on the DL
A.J. Burnett, P, PIT

Activated from the DL
Ross Detwiler, P, WAS
Charlie Morton, P, PIT

Called Up
Alex Wilson, P, BOS
Michael Martinez, 2B, PHI
Jake Diekman, P, PHI
Jake Dunning, P, SF
Hector Sanchez, C, SF

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Erik Davis, P, WAS
Nate Adcock, P, ARI
Tyler Cloyd, P, PHI
Brett Pill, 1B, SF
Ramon Ramirez, P, SF (designated for assignment)
Alfredo Aceves, P, BOS
Cesar Hernandez, 2B, PHI
Chris Nelson, 3B, LAA (outrighted to Triple-A)
Andy LaRoche, 3B, TOR (outrighted to Triple-A)
Brandon Bantz, C, SEA (outrighted to Triple-A)

Claimed Off Waivers
Nate Adcock, P, ARI (from KC)

Signed
Zach Duke, P, CIN
Cody Eppley, P, MIN
Dennis Raben, OF, KC

Released
Jose Contreras, P, PIT

Traded
Carl Thomore, OF, CWS (from COL)

Closer Watch
Washington - Rafael Soriano gave up a run on two hits in the ninth inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies, but he managed to escape with his 17th save of the season. He struck out two batters, bringing his K:BB ratio in his last six appearances to 8:1. The run allowed by Soriano was the right-hander's first since May 21, and he's now tied with Aroldis Chapman for fourth in the National League in saves.

St. Louis - Despite giving up two hits, including a solo homer by Marlon Byrd, in the ninth inning of Thursday's game, Edward Mujica was able to close the door on a 2-1 victory over the Mets. Amazingly, the 29-year-old right-hander is now a perfect 19-for-19 in save chances since taking over as closer for the Cardinals. He's sporting a 1.82 ERA and a 0.64 WHIP over 29.2 innings, so it's probably safe to say Mujica has been one of the best in-season pickup options thus far in 2013.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nate McLouth - OF BAL vs BOS
6/14 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 6-20 .300 1 3 3 3 4 .550 .440 .990
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ BAL
6/14 7:05 PM
Chris Tillman 4-11 .364 0 1 2 2 0 .455 .429 .883
Mike Aviles - SS CLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 4-13 .308 0 1 1 4 3 .462 .471 .932
Michael Bourn - OF CLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 4-10 .400 0 1 0 2 5 .600 .500 1.100
Ryan Raburn - 2B CLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 6-11 .545 2 3 3 0 2 1.182 .545 1.727
Nick Swisher - OF CLE vs WAS
6/14 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 6-15 .400 1 2 6 2 2 .667 .471 1.137
Darwin Barney - 2B CHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum 4-14 .286 1 4 1 1 2 .714 .333 1.048
Jay Bruce - OF CIN vs MIL
6/14 7:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-24 .333 1 5 5 1 7 .667 .360 1.027
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2B MIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-15 .267 1 3 3 0 3 .600 .267 .867
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 14-52 .269 4 7 8 3 8 .558 .333 .891
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 15-69 .217 3 6 6 4 5 .391 .260 .652
Marlon Byrd - OF NYM vs CHC
6/14 7:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 6-21 .286 1 5 5 1 2 .619 .318 .937
Jason Heyward - OF ATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner 3-10 .300 1 1 4 1 1 .600 .364 .964
Justin Upton - OF ATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner 8-14 .571 1 2 1 4 0 .857 .667 1.524
Jeff Baker - OF TEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 5-11 .455 0 1 0 0 1 .545 .455 1.000
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 9-27 .333 1 3 4 0 6 .519 .333 .852
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ HOU
6/14 8:10 PM
Erik Bedard 8-24 .333 2 5 8 2 4 .708 .385 1.093
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET @ MIN
6/14 8:10 PM
Scott Diamond 7-14 .500 0 2 2 1 2 .643 .533 1.176
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs PHI
6/14 8:40 PM
Kyle Kendrick 4-12 .333 0 1 0 3 2 .417 .467 .883
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 10-26 .385 0 2 2 1 2 .462 .407 .869
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 3-10 .300 1 1 2 0 2 .600 .300 .900
Vernon Wells - OF NYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 4-19 .211 2 2 4 4 4 .526 .348 .874
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs SEA
6/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders 8-27 .296 1 6 4 0 3 .593 .296 .889
Adam Rosales - 2B OAK vs SEA
6/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders 3-13 .231 1 2 1 5 1 .538 .444 .983
Kyle Seager - 3B SEA @ OAK
6/14 10:05 PM
Tommy Milone 4-12 .333 1 1 3 0 5 .583 .333 .917
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ SD
6/14 10:10 PM
Eric Stults 3-10 .300 1 3 5 1 1 .800 .364 1.164
Martin Prado - 3B ARI @ SD
6/14 10:10 PM
Eric Stults 5-11 .455 0 1 2 0 1 .636 .455 1.091
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs ARI
6/14 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 4-13 .308 0 1 0 4 4 .385 .471 .855
Mark Kotsay - OF SD vs ARI
6/14 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 7-19 .368 0 3 1 2 2 .526 .429 .955
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Ryan Dempster BOS @ BAL
6/14 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 13-67 .194 1 6 7 6 16 .330 .274 .604
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs MIL
6/14 7:10 PM
Brewers Batters 52-236 .220 12 27 26 13 43 .436 .266 .701
Shaun Marcum NYM vs CHC
6/14 7:10 PM
Cubs Batters 23-112 .205 3 10 8 6 21 .352 .258 .610
Jake Westbrook STL @ MIA
6/14 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters 21-98 .214 0 4 3 3 9 .264 .256 .520
Edwin Jackson CHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 16-72 .222 3 9 16 6 15 .425 .282 .708
Mark Buehrle TOR @ TEX
6/14 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 28-103 .272 1 7 8 3 20 .366 .298 .664
Scott Diamond MIN vs DET
6/14 8:10 PM
Tigers Batters 15-70 .214 1 3 5 4 12 .286 .255 .540
C.J. Wilson LAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Yankees Batters 29-144 .201 4 9 12 18 34 .328 .302 .630

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL vs BOS
6/14 7:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-27 .074 0 1 2 1 7 .111 .103 .215
Kurt Suzuki - C WAS @ CLE
6/14 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 2-11 .182 1 1 4 0 5 .455 .182 .636
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum 2-16 .125 1 2 2 0 4 .438 .125 .563
David DeJesus - OF CHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum 3-23 .130 0 1 1 5 5 .174 .310 .484
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ NYM
6/14 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum 2-11 .182 0 1 1 0 4 .273 .250 .523
Ryan Hanigan - C CIN vs MIL
6/14 7:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-12 .167 0 1 0 2 2 .250 .286 .536
Greg Dobbs - 3B MIA vs STL
6/14 7:10 PM
Jake Westbrook 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333
Juan Pierre - OF MIA vs STL
6/14 7:10 PM
Jake Westbrook 1-17 .059 0 1 0 0 1 .118 .059 .176
Giancarlo Stanton - OF MIA vs STL
6/14 7:10 PM
Jake Westbrook 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 2 .333 .167 .500
Carlos Gomez - OF MIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .167
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ CIN
6/14 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-47 .170 2 5 4 5 16 .362 .250 .612
David Wright - 3B NYM vs CHC
6/14 7:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 2-10 .200 0 0 2 2 3 .200 .333 .533
Reed Johnson - OF ATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 4 .182 .250 .432
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs SF
6/14 7:30 PM
Madison Bumgarner 1-13 .077 0 1 0 2 3 .154 .200 .354
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 0 .364 .250 .614
Geovany Soto - C TEX vs TOR
6/14 8:05 PM
Mark Buehrle 2-14 .143 0 1 0 2 5 .214 .250 .464
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET @ MIN
6/14 8:10 PM
Scott Diamond 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 1 .154 .267 .421
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs DET
6/14 8:10 PM
Rick Porcello 4-23 .174 1 3 4 2 3 .391 .240 .631
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs NYY
6/14 10:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 4-24 .167 0 0 0 1 3 .167 .200 .367
Travis Hafner - DH NYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-11 .182 0 1 2 1 5 .273 .308 .580
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 9-46 .196 0 2 1 4 12 .239 .260 .499
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ LAA
6/14 10:05 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-15 .133 1 1 2 2 2 .333 .235 .569
Jed Lowrie - SS OAK vs SEA
6/14 10:05 PM
Joe Saunders 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .473
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA @ OAK
6/14 10:05 PM
Tommy Milone 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .273 .473
Everth Cabrera - SS SD vs ARI
6/14 10:10 PM
Trevor Cahill 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .282
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Gio Gonzalez WAS @ Cle
6/14 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 21-71 .296 3 7 11 16 18 .464 .425 .889
Rick Porcello DET @ Min
6/14 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 29-87 .333 2 11 14 10 7 .513 .405 .917
Trevor Cahill ARI @ SD
6/14 10:10 PM
Padres Batters 26-96 .271 1 9 11 17 17 .389 .383 .772
 

Recommended Pickup
Tyler Colvin, OF, COL - The Rockies had a tough day Thursday, to say the least. Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki suffered a broken rib and is likely headed for the disabled list, while outfielders Carlos Gonzalez and Dexter Fowler both left with injuries of their own. Gonzalez and Fowler reportedly only suffered bruises, but Colvin is now the only healthy outfielder on the roster aside from Michael Cuddyer, who just returned Thursday from a rib ailment that cost him five games. Colvin's off to pretty good start since his call-up last week (4-for-15 with two homers and seven RBI), and he was slashing .293/.396/.518 at Triple-A Colorado Springs prior to his promotion. Plus, the club showed confidence in Colvin by designating Eric Young Jr. for assignment earlier this week, so even when Gonzalez and Fowler are ready to go, Colvin should continue to see playing time for Colorado.

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