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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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Saturday's Starters (All times Eastern)

Orioles (Chris Tillman -- R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte -- L), 1:05
Twins (Mike Pelfrey -- R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey -- R), 1:07
Athletics (Jarrod Parker -- R) at Royals (Ervin Santana -- R), 2:10
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi -- R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly -- R), 2:15
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez -- R) at Indians (Carlos Carrasco -- R), 4:05
Pirates (Charlie Morton -- R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson -- R), 4:05
Padres (Jason Marquis -- R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann -- R), 4:05
Mariners (Jeremy Bonderman -- R) at Reds (Mat Latos -- R), 4:10
Braves (Tim Hudson -- R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick -- R), 7:15
White Sox (Chris Sale -- L) at Rays (Matt Moore -- L), 7:15
Astros (Dallas Keuchel -- L) at Rangers (Yu Darvish -- R), 7:15
Dodgers (Stephen Fife -- R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner -- L), 7:15
Mets (Shaun Marcum -- R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo -- R), 7:15
Red Sox (Ryan Dempster -- R) at Angels (Jerome Williams -- R), 10:05
Rockies (Drew Pomeranz -- L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley -- L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: BAL/NYY, MIN/TOR, OAK/KC, MIA/STL, DET/CLE, SD/WAS, SEA/CIN

Injuries

Day-To-Day
Kyle Blanks, OF, SD (heel) -- Back in the lineup Friday against the Nationals.
Brian Bogusevic, OF, CHC (hamstring) -- Held out of the lineup Friday against the Pirates.
Miguel Cabrera, 3B, DET (back) -- Returned to Tigers' lineup Friday against the Indians.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (hamstring) -- Was in the lineup Friday for the second straight game.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (back) -- Held out of the lineup Friday against the Diamondbacks.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC (head/hip) -- Expected to avoid the 7-day DL for a concussion.
Tim Hudson, SP, ARI (neck) -- Says he's been bothered by a neck issue for six weeks but doesn't expect to miss any starts.
Omar Infante, 2B, DET (leg) -- Will require two more days of rest before returning to lineup.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB (foot) -- Played third base in Friday's game.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (leg) -- Still feeling a little tightness and fatigue in leg but not expected to miss any starts.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA (foot) -- Could opt for offseason surgery on left foot.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (finger) -- Returned to the lineup Friday against the Reds.

Disabled List
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (foot) -- Will have walking boot removed and can begin baseball activities.
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (hand) -- Will work out and take batting practice at High-A Lake Elsinore as soon as Saturday.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (thumb) -- Swung in the batting cage prior to Friday's game.
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT (calf) -- Will come off the disabled list Sunday and start against the Cubs.
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL (oblique) -- Will toss a bullpen session Saturday.
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (head) -- Threw a 29-pitch bullpen session Friday and reported feeling great.
David DeJesus, OF, CHC (shoulder) -- Was able to take swings with a bat Friday.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (oblique) -- Threw a baseball for the first time since injury Friday.
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY (ankle) -- Will begin rehab assignment Saturday at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and play five innings at shortstop.
Zach McAllister, SP, CLE (finger) -- Tossed a 60-pitch bullpen session Friday and will throw again Saturday.
Jake Peavy, SP, CWS (ribs) -- Will throw a 45-pitch simulated game Tuesday.
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (shoulder) -- Will be held to a pitch count in his return to the rotation Saturday.
Brian Wilson, RP, Free Agent (elbow) -- Expected to begin working out for scouts at the end of the month or early in August.

Transactions

Activated from the Disabled List
Luis Ayala, RP, ATL
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN
Matt Tuiasosopo, OF, DET

Placed on the Disabled List (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Stephen Drew, SS, BOS
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (transferred to 60-day DL)

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Charles Brewer, RP, ARI
Greg Burke, RP, NYM
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM
Jose De La Torre, RP, BOS
Cole Gillespie, OF, SF
Josh Phegley, C, CWS
Tyler Skaggs, SP, ARI
Blake Tekotte, OF, CWS

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Francisley Bueno, RP, KC
Tony Campana, OF, ARI
Jordan Danks, OF, CWS
Avisail Garcia, OF, DET
Cory Gearrin, RP, ATL
Gonzalez Germen, RP, NYM
Hector Gimenez, C, CWS (designated for assignment)
Brandon Lyon, RP, NYM (designated for assignment)
Kyle McClellan, RP, TEX (to Double-A)
Juan Perez, OF, SF
Chaz Roe, RP, ARI
Burch Smith, SP, SD
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD
Chien-Ming Wang, SP, TOR
P.J. Walters, SP, MIN (designated for assignment)

Signed
Kelly Shoppach, C, WAS
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAD

Released
Jeff Francoeur, OF, KC
Miguel Olivo, C, MIA

Closer Watch

Astros -- Jose Veras was removed from Thursday's game in the 10th inning after his right hand was struck by a comebacker, but early indications are that he didn't suffer anything more than a light bruise. Even so, it wouldn't be surprising if manager Bo Porter elected to keep Veras on the bench for a few days to let his hand heal. Jose Cisnero and Wesley Wright would seem to be the top candidates to close on a short-term basis if Veras is rested and a save opportunity becomes available.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ NYY
7/6 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 12-37 .324 2 4 4 1 5 .541 .342 .883
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs BAL
7/6 1:05 PM
Chris Tillman 8-16 .500 1 2 6 2 3 .750 .556 1.306
John Jaso - C OAK @ KC
7/6 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana 7-14 .500 1 2 6 3 1 .786 .588 1.374
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs DET
7/6 4:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 4-11 .364 1 1 2 1 3 .636 .417 1.053
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ CHC
7/6 4:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 3-11 .273 2 2 2 2 2 .818 .385 1.203
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs SD
7/6 4:05 PM
Jason Marquis 8-15 .533 2 5 4 4 0 1.133 .650 1.783
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS vs SD
7/6 4:05 PM
Jason Marquis 5-15 .333 1 3 4 1 3 .733 .375 1.108
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CIN vs SEA
7/6 4:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman 4-13 .308 1 4 3 2 2 .769 .400 1.169
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs SEA
7/6 4:10 PM
Jeremy Bonderman 3-10 .300 1 2 5 0 3 .800 .300 1.100
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL @ PHI
7/6 7:15 PM
Kyle Kendrick 11-35 .314 1 5 5 2 3 .514 .368 .883
Kevin Frandsen - 3B PHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson 5-10 .500 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson 22-65 .338 7 10 17 12 11 .708 .436 1.144
John Mayberry - OF PHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson 4-13 .308 2 2 5 4 2 .769 .471 1.240
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson 17-78 .218 3 10 7 5 6 .462 .265 .727
Mike Carp - OF BOS @ LAA
7/6 10:05 PM
Jerome Williams 3-10 .300 0 2 4 2 1 .500 .462 .962
Mike Napoli - C BOS @ LAA
7/6 10:05 PM
Jerome Williams 6-12 .500 2 4 5 2 2 1.250 .571 1.821
Chris Iannetta - C LAA vs BOS
7/6 10:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 2-10 .200 1 1 4 3 2 .500 .385 .885
Albert Pujols - 1B LAA vs BOS
7/6 10:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 19-56 .339 7 11 16 12 2 .786 .443 1.229
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Edwin Jackson CHC vs PIT
7/6 4:05 PM
Pirates Batters 21-97 .216 3 6 9 9 20 .344 .291 .635
Madison Bumgarner SF vs LAD
7/6 7:15 PM
Dodgers Batters 15-81 .185 0 3 6 4 18 .224 .224 .447

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL @ NYY
7/6 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 1-15 .067 0 1 0 0 2 .200 .067 .267
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ NYY
7/6 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 6 .200 .333 .533
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs BAL
7/6 1:05 PM
Chris Tillman 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 1 .100 .100 .200
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs BAL
7/6 1:05 PM
Chris Tillman 1-12 .083 1 1 2 0 1 .333 .083 .417
Coco Crisp - OF OAK @ KC
7/6 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana 3-15 .200 0 3 3 1 0 .400 .250 .650
Seth Smith - OF OAK @ KC
7/6 2:10 PM
Ervin Santana 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 5 .200 .333 .533
Russell Martin - C PIT @ CHC
7/6 4:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .273 .473
Raul Ibanez - OF SEA @ CIN
7/6 4:10 PM
Mat Latos 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .083 .083
Freddie Freeman - 1B ATL @ PHI
7/6 7:15 PM
Kyle Kendrick 2-10 .200 0 0 0 3 2 .200 .385 .585
Jason Heyward - OF ATL @ PHI
7/6 7:15 PM
Kyle Kendrick 3-19 .158 0 0 0 2 5 .158 .238 .396
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ SF
7/6 7:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner 1-13 .077 0 0 1 0 3 .077 .077 .154
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ SF
7/6 7:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner 2-11 .182 0 1 1 0 1 .273 .182 .455
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD @ SF
7/6 7:15 PM
Madison Bumgarner 1-11 .091 0 0 2 1 2 .091 .167 .258
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2B MIL vs NYM
7/6 7:15 PM
Shaun Marcum 2-17 .118 0 2 1 0 1 .294 .118 .412
David Wright - 3B NYM @ MIL
7/6 7:15 PM
Yovani Gallardo 3-16 .188 1 1 2 3 8 .375 .316 .691
Laynce Nix - OF PHI vs ATL
7/6 7:15 PM
Tim Hudson 8-26 .308 1 2 4 1 8 .462 .333 .795
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Anibal Sanchez DET @ Cle
7/6 4:05 PM
Indians Batters 24-75 .320 1 6 9 7 18 .441 .374 .816
Jason Marquis SD @ Was
7/6 4:05 PM
Nationals Batters 29-90 .322 5 13 12 12 10 .595 .405 1.000
Ryan Dempster BOS @ LAA
7/6 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 36-108 .333 10 19 25 23 14 .697 .444 1.141
 
Recommended Pickup

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