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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.

Projected Starters -- A look at Wednesday’s matchups (All times Eastern)

Tigers (Max Scherzer -- R) at Indians (Zach McAllister -- R), 12:05
Mariners (Chris Young -- R) at Rangers (Nick Tepesch -- R), 2:05
Yankees (Chase Whitley -- R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija -- R), 2:20
Reds (Alfredo Simon -- R) at Nationals (Tanner Roark -- R), 4:05
Orioles (Chris Tillman -- R) at Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez -- L), 7:05
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu -- R) at Mets (Jacob DeGrom -- R), 7:10
Brewers (Kyle Lohse -- R) at Braves (Ervin Santana -- R), 7:10
Athletics (Tommy Milone -- L) at Rays (Erik Bedard -- L), 7:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick -- R) at Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi -- R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison -- R) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz -- R), 7:10
White Sox (Jose Quintana -- L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie -- R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy -- R) at Cardinals (Michael Wacha -- R), 8:15
Giants (Matt Cain -- R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin -- R), 8:40
Twins (Phil Hughes -- R) at Padres (Tyson Ross -- R), 9:10
Astros (Collin McHugh -- R) at Angels (Jered Weaver -- R), 10:05

Day Game After Night Game: DET/CLE, SEA/TEX, NYY/CHC, CIN/WSH

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) -- Exited Tuesday's game with neck soreness.
Felix Doubront, SP, BOS (shoulder) -- Left Tuesday's start with left shoulder fatigue.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX (neck) -- Was cleared to return Tuesday, but was ultimately a late scratch after feeling renewed weakness while swinging.
Yovani Gallardo, SP, MIL (foot) -- Left Tuesday’s game with an apparent left foot injury.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (illness) -- Scratched from Tuesday’s game with viral symptoms.
Alex Guerrero, SS, LAD (ear) -- Sustained damage to his ear during an altercation with teammate Miguel Olivo at Triple-A Albuquerque.
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (hamstring) -- Remained out of the lineup Tuesday.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (shoulder) -- Remained out of the lineup Tuesday vs. the Cardinals for the third straight game.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB (personal) -- Returned to lineup Tuesday after he was activated from the bereavement list.
Juan Lagares, OF, NYM (personal) -- Returned to the Dominican Republic due to a family issue and will not be available Tuesday.
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) -- Has a tender left elbow and was sent for an MRI on Tuesday.
Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK (neck) -- Took swings and may be available for Tuesday’s contest vs. the Rangers.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (hamstring) -- Returned to the starting lineup Tuesday.
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX (neck) -- Scratched from Tuesday’s lineup with a stiff neck.
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX (wrist) -- Returned to the starting lineup Tuesday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (shoulder) -- Missed his second straight game Tuesday but could return to lineup Wednesday.
Tyler Pastornicky, 2B, ATL (calf) -- Missed third straight game Tuesday and isn't expected to resume duties at second base until Friday.
Salvador Perez, C, KC (hand) -- Left Monday’s game with a hand injury and may not return until Saturday.
Buster Posey, C, SF (back) -- Held out of Tuesday’s lineup due to nerve irritation in his back and will likely require another day or two off. Manager Bruce Bochy is confident team will be able to return to the lineup soon.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (groin) -- Will not start the next few games, but Padres are hopeful he can avoid the DL.
Ben Revere, OF, PHI (illness) -- Was held out of the lineup Tuesday.
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT (hamstring) -- Held out of Tuesday’s lineup against the Orioles.
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU (hand) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quadriceps) -- Remained out of the starting lineup Tuesday for the fifth straight game. Manager Bryan Price indicated he’s optimistic Votto could play this weekend.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WSH (thumb) -- Will be fitted for a splint Tuesday that will allow him to throw.

Players on the DL
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (elbow) -- Visit to Dr. James Andrews confirmed he has a bone spur in his elbow, but will attempt to play through it before considering surgery that would sideline him two months. Will attempt to swing bat Monday.
Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA (ankle) -- Could be activated from disabled list as soon as Wednesday.
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (elbow) -- Could resume a throwing program this weekend.
Bruce Chen, SP, KC (back) -- Threw another bullpen session Tuesday, but has yet to receive clearance to begin a rehab assignment.
Ryan Cook, RP, OAK (forearm) -- Was cleared to play catch Tuesday.
Travis d’Arnaud, C, NYM (concussion) -- Still experiencing issues with concussion when he exercises.
Rafael Furcal, SS, MIA (hamstring, groin) -- Recently received cortisone injection.
Dillon Gee, SP, NYM (back) -- Will likely miss three starts instead of two, as initially thought.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (thumb) -- Will begin a three-game rehab stint with Triple-A Salt Lake on Thursday and is expected to rejoin Angels on Monday.
Corey Hart, DH, SEA (hamstring) -- Will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks as a result of a Grade 2 hamstring strain.
Jim Henderson, RP, MIL (shoulder) -- Will begin a rehab assignment Friday at Double-A Huntsville.
Omar Infante, 2B, KC (back) -- May need brief rehab assignment before returning to Royals.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (abdomen) -- Will head out on a rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Columbus and hopes to be activated from DL on Monday or Tuesday.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WSH (quadriceps) -- Expects to return to the lineup Sunday when first eligible to do so.
Eric O'Flaherty, RP, OAK (elbow) -- Tossed two 15-pitch sessions to live hitters Tuesday.
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) -- Tossed a 53-pitch simulated game Tuesday and believes his next step is a rehab assignment.
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (hamstring) -- Was set to undergo an MRI on Tuesday.
Chris Sale, SP, CWS (arm) -- Threw painless bullpen session Tuesday and is still a possibility to return to rotation Sunday vs. Yankees.
Jonny Venters, RP, ATL (elbow) -- Will throw off a mound again this weekend.
Jordan Walden, RP, ATL (hamstring) -- Manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Walden would likely be sidelined through at least the first half of June.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL (elbow) -- Indicated Tuesday that elbow was improving daily following last Monday’s PRP injection.

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

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE
Chris Gimenez, C, TEX
Javy Guerra, RP, CWS
Rob Rasmussen, RP, TOR
Justin Sellers, SS, CLE

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Jesus Aguilar, 1B, CLE
J.P. Arencibia, C, TEX
Johnny Giavotella, 2B, KC
T.J. House, RP, CLE
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA
Chris Martin, RP, COL
Jose Ramirez, 2B, CLE

Activated from the Disabled List (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL
Nick Franklin, 2B, SEA
David Freese, 3B, LAA
Jason Giambi, DH, CLE
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB (bereavement list)
Jason Motte, RP, STL

Placed on the Disabled List (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Corey Hart, DH, SEA
Matt Lindstrom, RP, CWS
Martin Perez, SP, TEX (transferred to 60-day DL)

Signed
Stephen Drew, SS, BOS

Closer Watch

White Sox -- After closer Matt Lindstrom sprained his ankle while attempting to field a bunt Monday night, the White Sox determined he would need more than a few days to recover from the injury, prompting his placement on the disabled list. Manager Robin Ventura wouldn’t shed light on who would replace him, though Jacob Petricka was afforded the first opportunity Monday when Lindstrom was forced to exit early. It’s most likely that a committee approach would take hold, with all of Petricka, Daniel Webb, Scott Downs and Ronald Belisario factoring into the mix. At this point, none of the options hold much appeal to warrant rostering outside of deep or AL-only leagues, but Petricka has the best overall numbers of the quartet, with a 1.85 ERA and 1.19 WHIP.

Hot Batter Matchups – May 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Brantley OF CLE vs DET
12:05PM
M. Scherzer 31 8 6 1 6 3 1 .258 .306 .548 .854
N. Swisher 1B CLE vs DET
12:05PM
M. Scherzer 16 6 2 0 1 3 5 .375 .474 .563 1.036
A. Jackson OF DET @ CLE
12:05PM
Z. McAllister 13 7 0 0 2 2 4 .538 .600 .538 1.138
V. Martinez DH DET @ CLE
12:05PM
Z. McAllister 11 6 3 0 5 1 2 .545 .583 .818 1.402
J. Hardy SS BAL @ PIT
7:05PM
W. Rodriguez 23 6 5 2 3 2 3 .261 .320 .652 .972
R. Doumit C ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
K. Lohse 21 6 3 2 4 2 3 .286 .333 .619 .952
J. Heyward OF ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
K. Lohse 10 4 3 1 2 2 2 .400 .500 .900 1.400
G. Jones 1B MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 12 4 1 1 2 1 3 .333 .385 .583 .968
N. Punto 2B OAK @ TB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 14 6 3 0 1 3 2 .429 .526 .643 1.169
J. Rollins SS PHI @ MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 17 6 2 1 2 4 3 .353 .476 .588 1.064
C. Ruiz C PHI @ MIA
7:10PM
N. Eovaldi 14 5 3 0 2 2 1 .357 .438 .571 1.009
A. Lind 1B TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 43 14 5 2 5 2 7 .326 .348 .535 .883
P. Konerko 1B CWS @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 49 13 7 4 6 3 8 .265 .302 .571 .873
M. Moustakas 3B KC vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana 19 8 3 2 3 1 5 .421 .450 .789 1.239
S. Perez C KC vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana 22 7 5 2 6 1 3 .318 .348 .727 1.075
C. Blackmon OF COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Cain 12 6 2 1 2 2 1 .500 .571 .833 1.405
D. LeMahieu 2B COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Cain 14 5 1 1 2 3 2 .357 .444 .571 1.016
T. Tulowitzki SS COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Cain 63 21 11 5 10 7 11 .333 .394 .683 1.077
B. Posey C SF @ COL
8:40PM
J. Chacin 19 9 2 1 1 2 2 .474 .524 .684 1.208
P. Sandoval 3B SF @ COL
8:40PM
J. Chacin 27 8 5 2 4 5 3 .296 .406 .667 1.073
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Max Scherzer DET @ CLE
12:05PM
200 45 16 2 19 17 46 .225 .283 .337 .620
Erik Bedard TB vs OAK
7:10PM
78 17 5 1 7 19 14 .218 .375 .302 .677
Brandon McCarthy ARI @ STL
8:15PM
60 14 4 0 6 3 11 .233 .285 .303 .588
Cold Batter Matchups – May 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Aviles SS CLE vs DET
12:05PM
M. Scherzer 19 5 1 0 3 0 4 .263 .263 .316 .579
M. Bourn OF CLE vs DET
12:05PM
M. Scherzer 21 4 0 0 0 1 4 .190 .227 .190 .418
L. Chisenhall 3B CLE vs DET
12:05PM
M. Scherzer 17 3 0 0 2 0 3 .176 .176 .176 .353
C. Santana C CLE vs DET
12:05PM
M. Scherzer 27 3 1 0 2 6 3 .111 .273 .148 .421
T. Hunter OF DET @ CLE
12:05PM
Z. McAllister 13 3 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462
A. Beltre 3B TEX vs SEA
2:05PM
C. Young 17 3 0 0 0 0 5 .176 .176 .176 .353
C. Johnson 3B ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
K. Lohse 16 2 0 0 1 1 2 .125 .176 .125 .301
D. Uggla 2B ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
K. Lohse 21 6 3 1 3 0 3 .286 .286 .524 .810
B. Upton OF ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
K. Lohse 12 4 2 0 2 0 4 .333 .333 .500 .833
J. Upton OF ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
K. Lohse 20 2 1 0 1 2 6 .100 .182 .150 .332
A. Hechavarria SS MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .300 .400
M. Ozuna OF MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 10 2 1 0 1 0 4 .200 .200 .300 .500
G. Stanton OF MIA vs PHI
7:10PM
K. Kendrick 21 3 2 1 2 1 8 .143 .182 .333 .515
C. Gomez OF MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 11 2 1 0 0 0 5 .182 .182 .273 .455
L. Overbay 1B MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
E. Santana 27 5 3 1 3 4 8 .185 .290 .370 .661
C. Crisp OF OAK @ TB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 18 1 0 0 0 4 4 .056 .227 .056 .283
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 21 1 0 0 0 5 3 .048 .231 .048 .278
B. Lawrie 3B TOR @ BOS
7:10PM
C. Buchholz 22 3 0 0 0 1 3 .136 .174 .136 .310
G. Beckham 2B CWS @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 33 7 3 2 5 0 3 .212 .278 .424 .702
A. Ramirez SS CWS @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 40 7 3 0 0 5 4 .175 .267 .250 .517
D. Viciedo OF CWS @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 19 4 2 1 4 0 7 .211 .211 .421 .632
B. Butler DH KC vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana 18 3 0 0 0 6 9 .167 .375 .167 .542
L. Cain OF KC vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana 19 4 0 0 1 1 3 .211 .250 .211 .461
A. Gordon OF KC vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana 20 3 0 0 2 0 4 .150 .150 .150 .300
E. Hosmer 1B KC vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana 21 2 0 0 0 0 7 .095 .095 .095 .190
M. Ellis 2B STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. McCarthy 11 2 1 0 1 0 2 .182 .182 .273 .455
J. Peralta SS STL vs ARI
8:15PM
B. McCarthy 21 1 0 0 1 2 7 .048 .125 .048 .173
N. Arenado 3B COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Cain 15 3 3 1 2 1 1 .200 .250 .533 .783
C. Gonzalez OF COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Cain 44 4 0 0 2 7 17 .091 .212 .091 .302
W. Rosario C COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Cain 15 3 1 1 3 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600
D. Stubbs OF COL vs SF
8:40PM
M. Cain 11 1 1 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .182 .348
G. Blanco OF SF @ COL
8:40PM
J. Chacin 15 2 1 0 1 2 4 .133 .222 .200 .422
A. Pagan OF SF @ COL
8:40PM
J. Chacin 15 3 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Zach McAllister CLE vs DET
12:05PM
81 28 5 0 12 8 20 .346 .398 .410 .809
Recommended Pickup

Stephen Drew, SS, BOS -- The long wait is finally over for Drew, who finally came to terms to a new deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday on a one-year, $10 million contract. Drew would have surely been signed sooner had he not had draft-pick compensation attached to him, but the Red Sox will have to pay such a price as the shortstop’s most recent team. The Red Sox bypassed re-signing Drew over the winter due to the presence of Xander Bogaerts and Will Middlebrooks on the left side of the infield, but after Middlebrooks suffered a broken finger over the weekend, the team was in desperate need of some help. Though certainly not an elite option at shortstop after batting .253 with 13 homers last season, Drew probably rates as a better fantasy play than the middle infielders currently populating the waiver wire in deeper or AL-only leagues. There’s a good chance fantasy owners who drafted Drew with the hope he’d be signed shortly after Opening Day have cut bait already, so he could be available as an immediate middle infield upgrade in certain formats. Just keep in mind that Drew will need about two weeks to work himself into game shape before joining the Red Sox, after he didn’t participate in spring training.

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DraftStreet Value Picks
SP: Tommy Milone, OAK ($11,564)
C: Jarrod Saltalamacchia, MIA ($4,532)
1B: Adam Lind, TOR ($4,646)
2B: Brandon Hicks, SF ($5,203)
3B: Manny Machado, BAL ($4,887)
SS: Jean Segura, MIL ($4,692)
OF: Seth Smith, SD ($5,611)