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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.

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

Pirates (Charlie Morton -- R) at Mets (Bartolo Colon -- R), 1:10
Astros (Jarred Cosart -- R) at Royals (Danny Duffy -- L), 2:10
Cubs (Edwin Jackson -- R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum -- R), 3:45
Rockies (Jordan Lyles -- R) at Phillies (Roberto Hernandez -- R), 7:05
Marlins (Henderson Alvarez -- R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann -- R), 7:05
Rays (Chris Archer -- R) at Blue Jays (Liam Hendriks -- R), 7:07
Braves (Gavin Floyd -- R) at Red Sox (John Lackey -- R), 7:10
Orioles (Bud Norris -- R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo -- R), 8:10
Indians (T.J. House -- L) at White Sox (Hector Noesi -- R), 8:10
Rangers (Joe Saunders -- L) at Twins (Kyle Gibson -- R), 8:10
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda -- R) at Cardinals (Shelby Miller -- R), 8:15
Padres (Tim Stauffer -- R) at Diamondbacks (Chase Anderson -- R), 9:40
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez -- R) at Athletics (Scott Kazmir -- L), 10:05
Reds (Homer Bailey -- R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw -- L), 10:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson -- L) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez -- R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: PIT/NYM, HOU/KC, CHC/SF

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Bronson Arroyo, SP, ARI (elbow) -- Not worried about his tender elbow and believes he’ll be able to make next start.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (knee) -- Suffered a hyperextended knee during start Monday and availability for Saturday remains uncertain.
Matt Cain, SP, SF (hamstring) -- Will throw a bullpen session Wednesday with the anticipation that he’ll be OK to start Saturday against the Cardinals.
Yu Darvish, SP, TEX (neck) -- Was scratched from Tuesday’s scheduled start due to neck stiffness, with precautionary MRI producing "unremarkable" results. Indicated the stiffness is not as severe as what he dealt with in spring training and could still make a start on Rangers’ road trip.
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL (paternity) -- Returned to Tuesday’s lineup after spending the last two games on the paternity list.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (wrist) -- Scratched from Tuesday’s lineup with a right wrist strain.
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (hamstring) -- Suffered a setback with hamstring Monday, but believes he can play through the issue.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (ankle) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
John Jaso, C, OAK (back) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Dioner Navarro, C, TOR (finger) -- Stayed in the game Tuesday despite being unable to bend index finger after he was hit by a bat while catching.
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK (calf) -- Held out of Tuesday’s lineup.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (calf) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) -- Spoke Tuesday with surgeon, who determined inflammation Teixeira is experiencing is normal.
Danny Valencia, 3B, KC (hand) -- Missed third straight game Tuesday.
Will Venable, OF, SD (foot) -- Held out of Tuesday’s lineup.
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC (elbow) -- GM Dayton Moore says Ventura will only miss one start. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that Ventura was removed from Monday’s start with "valgas stress overload," a condition that can lead to cartilage damage, bone chips and instability of the UCL, clouding his long-term prospects for the season.

Players on the Disabled List
Jose Abreu, 1B, CWS (ankle) -- Took grounders prior to Tuesday’s game and appeared to be moving around better.
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (elbow) -- Felt good after taking another round of swings Tuesday.
Byron Buxton, OF, MIN (wrist) -- Still resting his wrist and has no timetable for a return to game action.
Andrew Cashner, SD (elbow) -- Threw a 10-minute bullpen session Tuesday.
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF (hamstring) -- Manager Bruce Bochy said Tuesday that Casilla could return in under four weeks.
Ryan Cook, RP, OAK (forearm) -- Threw all of his pitches in a 20-pitch bullpen session Tuesday, with another to come Thursday.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM (concussion) -- Expected to return to action Wednesday.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX (neck) -- Underwent successful surgery Monday.
Sam Fuld, OF, MIN (concussion) -- Has yet to resume baseball activities.
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WSH (shoulder) -- Stretched out long-toss program to 120 feet and threw on flat ground for fourth straight day Tuesday.
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, SP, PHI (shoulder) -- Will fly back to Philadelphia for an examination after complaining of a dead arm following his third rehab appearance.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (thumb) -- Reported feeling better after throwing and running Tuesday and hopes to start swinging a bat Wednesday.
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (knee) -- Continues to remain limited to throwing bullpen sessions.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (oblique) -- On track to be activated off the DL on Wednesday.
Felipe Paulino, SP, CWS (shoulder) -- Has been removed from rehab assignment at Triple-A Charlotte.
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) -- Said he still has soreness in his triceps from Saturday’s rehab outing and will meet with team doctor for a checkup.
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (ribs) -- Completed two-inning extended spring training start without incident.
Johan Santana, SP, BAL (shoulder) -- Completed final extended spring training start Tuesday, giving up two runs on six hits and no walks while striking out eight batters over 4.1 innings.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (knee) -- Will fly back to Cleveland to have team doctors examine his knee.
Noah Syndergaard, SP, NYM (elbow) -- MRI came back clean Tuesday.
Mark Trumbo, 1B, ARI (foot) -- No longer wearing a walking boot and plans to hit in batting cage Wednesday.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quadriceps) -- Manager Bryan Price said Votto is making "good, positive" progress in his recovery but doesn’t know when the first baseman might return.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL (elbow) -- Still without a timetable for resuming throwing, although elbow is feeling better and he appears closer to testing it out.
Kyle Zimmer, SP, KC (back) -- Shut down for six-to-eight weeks due to a strained right lat muscle.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WSH (thumb) -- Will take grounders and batting practice prior to Wednesday’s game.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TB (thumb) -- Missed rehab game Tuesday due to a stomach bug.

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

Called Up
Jesus Aguilar, 1B, CLE
Vic Black, RP, NYM
Arquimedes Caminero, RP, MIA
George Kottaras, C, CLE
Blake Parker, RP, CHC
Ali Solis, C, TB

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Steve Clevenger, C, BAL
Alex Colome, RP, TB
Blake Wood, RP, CLE (designated for assignment)

Placed on the Disabled List (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Carter Capps, RP, MIA
Matt Moore, SP, TB (transferred to 60-day DL)
Carlos Santana, C, CLE (7-day concussion DL)
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE
Wesley Wright, RP, CHC (paternity list)

Signed
Kameron Loe, RP, ATL (minor league contract)
Carlos Marmol, RP, CIN (minor league contract)
Xavier Nady, OF, SEA (minor league contract)
Max Ramirez, C, CWS (minor league contract)
Mike Zagurski, RP, TOR (minor league contract)

Released
Chia-Jen Lo, RP, HOU
Jose Valverde, RP, NYM

Closer Watch

No notable news occurred on the closing front at the time of the posting of this article (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m. CST).

Hot Batter Matchups – May 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Young OF NYM vs PIT
1:10PM
C. Morton 10 3 1 1 4 0 1 .300 .300 .600 .900
S. Castro SS CHC @ SF
3:45PM
T. Lincecum 19 7 3 1 5 0 3 .368 .368 .632 1.000
G. Blanco OF SF vs CHC
3:45PM
E. Jackson 11 3 3 0 2 2 3 .273 .385 .636 1.021
P. Sandoval 3B SF vs CHC
3:45PM
E. Jackson 13 7 3 1 5 1 1 .538 .533 .923 1.456
J. Morneau 1B COL @ PHI
7:05PM
R. Hernandez 33 10 5 3 11 6 3 .303 .410 .636 1.047
G. Stanton OF MIA @ WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann 22 6 4 3 6 3 6 .273 .360 .727 1.087
A. LaRoche 1B WAS vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez 11 5 1 0 1 2 1 .455 .538 .545 1.084
D. Span OF WAS vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez 12 4 2 0 1 1 1 .333 .385 .500 .885
B. Lawrie 3B TOR vs TB
7:07PM
C. Archer 10 4 0 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
D. Ortiz DH BOS vs ATL
7:10PM
G. Floyd 25 8 5 3 3 1 8 .320 .346 .760 1.106
R. Braun OF MIL vs BAL
8:10PM
B. Norris 28 9 4 2 4 2 5 .321 .367 .607 .974
L. Overbay 1B MIL vs BAL
8:10PM
B. Norris 11 3 2 2 2 1 4 .273 .333 .818 1.152
R. Weeks 2B MIL vs BAL
8:10PM
B. Norris 16 5 4 1 4 3 8 .313 .450 .688 1.138
M. Holliday OF STL vs NYY
8:15PM
H. Kuroda 26 11 4 1 7 1 2 .423 .444 .654 1.098
M. Prado 3B ARI vs SD
9:40PM
T. Stauffer 12 4 2 1 2 2 0 .333 .429 .667 1.095
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 19 5 3 1 5 4 5 .263 .391 .579 .970
R. Davis OF DET @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 15 7 4 1 6 0 5 .467 .467 .933 1.400
V. Martinez DH DET @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 20 10 4 1 4 2 2 .500 .545 .800 1.345
J. Bruce OF CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
C. Kershaw 14 5 2 2 3 1 6 .357 .400 .786 1.186
M. Trout OF LAA @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 41 16 6 2 11 2 9 .390 .400 .683 1.083
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD vs CIN
10:10PM
H. Bailey 21 10 7 5 7 0 5 .476 .476 1.286 1.762
H. Ramirez SS LAD vs CIN
10:10PM
H. Bailey 18 5 3 2 4 0 4 .278 .278 .667 .944
R. Cano 2B SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
C. Wilson 31 11 2 0 1 5 4 .355 .459 .419 .879
J. Smoak 1B SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
C. Wilson 32 8 4 3 10 3 10 .250 .314 .563 .877
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Tim Lincecum SF vs CHC
3:45PM
94 20 9 5 15 11 23 .213 .295 .414 .709
John Lackey BOS vs ATL
7:10PM
73 11 3 2 9 6 27 .151 .215 .236 .451
Hiroki Kuroda NYY @ STL
8:15PM
65 17 6 1 9 2 12 .262 .281 .383 .663
Anibal Sanchez DET @ OAK
10:05PM
68 15 7 2 10 9 18 .221 .307 .369 .676
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs CIN
10:10PM
90 20 6 3 9 4 35 .222 .270 .361 .631
Cold Batter Matchups – May 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. Murphy 2B NYM vs PIT
1:10PM
C. Morton 13 2 0 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .154 .308
J. Baker C CHC @ SF
3:45PM
T. Lincecum 13 2 0 0 0 5 3 .154 .389 .154 .543
E. Bonifacio 2B CHC @ SF
3:45PM
T. Lincecum 12 3 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
A. Lind 1B TOR vs TB
7:07PM
C. Archer 10 3 1 0 1 0 5 .300 .364 .400 .764
G. Laird C ATL @ BOS
7:10PM
J. Lackey 30 3 0 0 1 2 13 .100 .156 .100 .256
B. Upton OF ATL @ BOS
7:10PM
J. Lackey 29 6 3 2 5 1 11 .207 .233 .448 .682
S. Pearce OF BAL @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 14 2 1 1 1 1 5 .143 .200 .357 .557
D. Young OF BAL @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 10 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000 .091 .000 .091
C. Gomez OF MIL vs BAL
8:10PM
B. Norris 11 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .154 .000 .154
J. Lucroy C MIL vs BAL
8:10PM
B. Norris 13 2 0 0 0 3 3 .154 .313 .154 .466
J. Mauer C MIN vs TEX
8:10PM
J. Saunders 11 1 1 1 3 0 1 .091 .167 .364 .530
K. Suzuki C MIN vs TEX
8:10PM
J. Saunders 31 2 1 1 1 2 1 .065 .121 .161 .283
Y. Molina C STL vs NYY
8:15PM
H. Kuroda 11 2 0 0 1 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364
G. Parra OF ARI vs SD
9:40PM
T. Stauffer 15 3 1 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .267 .517
T. Hunter OF DET @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 21 5 2 0 1 0 3 .238 .238 .333 .571
A. Jackson OF DET @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 14 3 0 0 0 1 8 .214 .267 .214 .481
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ OAK
10:05PM
S. Kazmir 29 4 3 1 4 4 2 .138 .257 .310 .567
J. Lowrie SS OAK vs DET
10:05PM
A. Sanchez 10 1 0 0 0 2 1 .100 .250 .100 .350
B. Moss 1B OAK vs DET
10:05PM
A. Sanchez 11 2 1 0 1 1 4 .182 .250 .273 .523
C. Heisey OF CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
C. Kershaw 15 3 2 0 0 0 6 .200 .294 .333 .627
R. Ludwick OF CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
C. Kershaw 14 2 1 1 4 2 6 .143 .250 .357 .607
C. Iannetta C LAA @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 17 2 1 1 1 4 5 .118 .286 .294 .580
R. Ibanez OF LAA @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 14 2 1 1 3 1 7 .143 .200 .357 .557
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 29 6 5 1 6 0 9 .207 .207 .448 .655
A. Ethier OF LAD vs CIN
10:10PM
H. Bailey 18 0 0 0 0 3 6 .000 .143 .000 .143
M. Saunders OF SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
C. Wilson 23 3 0 0 2 4 6 .130 .259 .130 .390
K. Seager 3B SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
C. Wilson 26 3 0 0 0 2 13 .115 .179 .115 .294
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 28, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Edwin Jackson CHC @ SF
3:45PM
68 23 11 2 14 8 12 .338 .403 .571 .974
Henderson Alvarez MIA @ WAS
7:05PM
75 24 8 1 10 6 11 .320 .377 .452 .829
Roberto Hernandez PHI vs COL
7:05PM
106 35 11 3 18 12 14 .330 .405 .498 .904
Recommended Pickup

Jesus Aguilar, 1B, CLE -- Though he didn’t make much of an impact in his first taste of the big leagues two weeks ago, Aguilar seems primed for regular at-bats following Tuesday’s promotion. With the struggling Carlos Santana (concussion) and Nick Swisher (knee) both landing on the disabled list, Aguilar wouldn’t seem to have much competition for at-bats at first base for the foreseeable future. The 23-year-old Aguilar brings a solid minor league track record of production to the table, as he’s showcased excellent contact skills to go along with moderate power at Double-A Akron in 2013 (.275/.349/.427 line to go along with 16 homers over 499 at-bats) and Triple-A Columbus so far this season (.286/.386/.503 with seven homers over 147 at-bats). Considering the large chunk of playing time headed his way, Aguilar is worthy of an immediate add if available in AL-only leagues, and could warrant a look in deeper mixed leagues if he starts producing right away. He slotted in at sixth in the Cleveland lineup on Tuesday.

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DraftStreet Value Picks
SP: Charlie Morton, PIT
C: Tyler Flowers, CWS ($3,434)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, LAD ($7,009)
2B: Jason Kipnis, CLE ($5,559)
3B: Josh Harrison, PIT ($5,438)
SS: Charlie Culberson, COL ($2,832)
OF: Khris Davis, MIL ($6,194)