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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.

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

Twins (Phil Hughes -- R) at Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman -- R), 12:37
Indians (Trevor Bauer -- R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura -- R), 2:10
Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa -- R) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen -- L), 7:05
Cubs (Jason Hammel -- R) at Pirates (Brandon Cumpton -- R), 7:05
Padres (Tyson Ross -- R) at Phillies (Cole Hamels -- L), 7:05
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu -- L) at Reds (Johnny Cueto -- R), 7:10
Brewers (Wily Peralta -- R) at Mets (Jacob DeGrom -- R), 7:10
Cardinals (Michael Wacha -- R) at Rays (Erik Bedard -- L), 7:10
Marlins (Jacob Turner -- R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish -- R), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy -- R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel -- L), 8:10
Tigers (Justin Verlander -- R) at White Sox (John Danks -- L), 8:10
Braves (Julio Teheran -- R) at Rockies (Tyler Matzek -- L), 8:40
Athletics (Tommy Milone -- L) at Angels (Jered Weaver -- R), 10:05
Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka -- R) at Mariners (Chris Young -- R), 10:10
Nationals (Tanner Roark -- R) at Giants (Matt Cain -- R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: MIN/TOR, CLE/KC

Injuries

Day-To-Day
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) -- Held out of Tuesday’s lineup due to neck issue.
Stephen Drew, SS, BAL (oblique) -- Remained out of the lineup Tuesday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY (hip) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday, batting third in the lineup.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD (back) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Dee Gordon, 2B, LAD (hip) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN (shoulder) -- Could land on the disabled list due to continued discomfort in shoulder.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (back) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday, serving as the DH.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL (general soreness) -- Limited to DH duty for second straight game Tuesday.
Francisco Liriano, SP, PIT (oblique) -- Left Tuesday’s start vs. Cubs with apparent discomfort in his side.
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL (suspension) -- Suspended five games for striking the Athletics’ Derek Norris with his bat Sunday. Remained in Tuesday’s lineup and apparently plans to appeal decision.
Derek Norris, C, OAK (head) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX (shoulder) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (shin) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday as anticipated.
Addison Reed, RP, ARI (arm) -- Returned to the mound Tuesday vs. Astros to pitch a perfect ninth inning and record the save.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, WSH (thumb) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (shoulder) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA (quadriceps) -- Consider himself only 70 or 75 percent healthy at the moment.
George Springer, OF, HOU (knee) -- Remained out of the lineup Tuesday.
Justin Upton, OF, ATL (hamstring) -- Removed from Tuesday's game with a strained left hamstring.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL (shoulder) -- Returned to the lineup Tuesday.

Disabled List
Matt Adams, 1B, STL (calf) -- Went 0-for-3 with a strikeout before he was replaced in the seventh inning during rehab game at Triple-A Memphis on Monday.
Mike Adams, RP, PHI (shoulder) -- Has fraying in labrum but no rotator cuff damage.
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI (hamstring) -- Could begin rehab assignment at High-A Clearwater on Friday.
Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD (elbow) -- Gave up a run over 1.2 innings during rehab outing at High-A Rancho Cucamonga on Sunday.
Dylan Bundy, SP, BAL (elbow) -- Remains on track to begin rehab assignment Sunday.
Eddie Butler, SP, COL (shoulder) -- MRI on Tuesday revealed no structural damage.
Mike Carp, 1B, BOS (foot) -- Came out of protective walking boot Monday but is at least a couple of weeks away from beginning light baseball activities.
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF (hamstring) -- Participated in fielding practice Tuesday and expected to require a rehab assignment before returning from the DL.
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI (knee) -- Will not require surgery.
Bruce Chen, SP, KC (back) -- Slated for another rehab start Friday at Triple-A Omaha.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (ankle) -- Hasn’t made much progress with ankle in recent days.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (shoulder) -- Will need to wear a sling for the next six weeks before receiving clearance to resume baseball activities.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (ankle) -- Expected to be activated from the DL in the very near future.
Rafael Furcal, 2B, MIA (hamstring) -- Could come off DL as early as Friday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) -- Had a small tissue or tumor removed from his left index finger Tuesday and will require a couple weeks for the tissue to heal before he’s able to resume swinging.
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (hamstring) -- Expects to be activated by Wednesday.
Shawn Kelley, RP, NYY (back) -- Remains on track to rejoin the Yankees on Wednesday.
Mat Latos, SP, CIN (elbow) -- Will return to the rotation Saturday against the Brewers.
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) -- Manager Ryne Sandberg said Tuesday that Lee is very close to picking up a baseball again.
Matt Lindstrom, RP, CWS (ankle) -- Had cast removed Monday but continues to wear a walking boot.
Tyler Lyons, SP, STL (shoulder) -- Threw two innings during first rehab start at Double-A Springfield on Monday.
Zach McAllister, SP, CLE (back) -- Tossed six innings in Tuesday’s rehab start at Triple-A Columbus.
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) -- Has been playing catch, but won’t throw off a mound anytime soon.
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN (elbow) -- Had surgery Tuesday to relieve pressure on ulnar nerve and is expected to require two-to-four months of recovery time.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, MIA (concussion) -- Not expected to return to action until Friday at the earliest.
Sergio Santos, RP, TOR (forearm) -- On track to begin a rehab assignment Tuesday at Double-A New Hampshire.
Tyler Thornburg, RP, MIL (elbow) -- Will not require Tommy John surgery following evaluation Tuesday.
Eric Young Jr., OF, NYM (hamstring) -- Took at-bats at extended spring training Monday and began baserunning work Tuesday.

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

Activated from DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN
Jordan Walden, RP, ATL

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Matt Harrison, SP, TEX (transferred to the 60-day DL)
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX

Called Up (from Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Gregory Polanco, OF, PIT
Hector Santiago, SP, LAA
Brad Snyder, 1B, TEX

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)
Jason Lane, RP, SD (outrighted to Triple-A)
Donald Lutz, OF, CIN
Taijuan Walker, SP, SEA
Alex Wood, SP, ATL

Released
Jose Veras, RP, CHC

Closer Watch

Arizona -- After he was bypassed for Sunday’s save opportunity due to a tired arm, Addison Reed entered the ninth inning Tuesday against the Astros, throwing a perfect frame and striking out two batters to notch his 16th save of the season. Reed’s strong outing would seem to indicate he’s feeling healthy, but his struggles with the long ball (eight homers allowed over 29.1 innings) have proven costly this season, and may not make him long for the closer’s role. For what it’s worth, Gibson indicated Monday that Reed was still the team’s unquestioned ninth-inning man, but it wouldn’t be a bad idea to stash Brad Ziegler in deeper leagues if Gibson should opt for a change.

Hot Batter Matchups – June 11, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Bautista OF TOR vs MIN
12:37PM
P. Hughes 23 7 3 1 3 3 8 .304 .385 .522 .906
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR vs MIN
12:37PM
P. Hughes 37 14 5 1 6 4 11 .378 .429 .568 .996
J. Reyes SS TOR vs MIN
12:37PM
P. Hughes 10 4 4 2 3 1 1 .400 .455 1.200 1.655
M. Napoli 1B BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 15 3 3 2 2 1 5 .200 .250 .667 .917
D. Nava OF BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 13 7 1 1 3 1 3 .538 .571 .769 1.341
D. Ortiz DH BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 15 6 1 1 5 2 3 .400 .444 .600 1.044
D. Pedroia 2B BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 24 12 6 0 5 3 1 .500 .556 .792 1.347
P. Alvarez 3B PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
J. Hammel 11 2 2 2 4 1 1 .182 .250 .727 .977
C. Denorfia OF SD @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 13 3 2 1 2 1 4 .231 .333 .538 .872
C. Maybin OF SD @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 26 9 4 0 0 0 7 .346 .346 .538 .885
A. Ethier OF LAD @ CIN
7:10PM
J. Cueto 15 4 3 1 1 2 2 .267 .353 .600 .953
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD @ CIN
7:10PM
J. Cueto 11 3 2 1 2 1 0 .273 .333 .636 .970
M. Kemp OF LAD @ CIN
7:10PM
J. Cueto 12 6 2 2 2 2 3 .500 .571 1.000 1.571
A. Craig 1B STL @ TB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 12 5 3 2 4 0 2 .417 .417 1.000 1.417
M. Holliday OF STL @ TB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 23 9 2 0 1 2 7 .391 .440 .478 .918
Y. Molina C STL @ TB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 11 6 5 2 5 1 0 .545 .583 1.364 1.947
A. Dunn 1B CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 30 6 4 3 8 3 12 .200 .273 .533 .806
T. Flowers C CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 15 3 2 2 2 3 4 .200 .333 .600 .933
R. Davis OF DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 14 4 2 0 1 3 3 .286 .444 .429 .873
T. Hunter OF DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 46 15 5 3 9 4 6 .326 .380 .565 .945
A. Jackson OF DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 39 15 5 3 6 5 6 .385 .455 .667 1.121
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 34 13 7 4 5 2 3 .382 .417 .824 1.240
V. Martinez DH DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 45 9 4 3 5 2 4 .200 .234 .422 .656
E. Aybar SS LAA vs OAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 22 9 1 0 1 0 3 .409 .409 .455 .864
C. Cowgill OF LAA vs OAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 10 4 1 1 3 0 2 .400 .400 .700 1.100
J. Hamilton OF LAA vs OAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 20 9 4 2 5 0 6 .450 .429 .900 1.329
C. Iannetta C LAA vs OAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 10 3 0 0 1 5 3 .300 .563 .300 .863
H. Kendrick 2B LAA vs OAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 26 10 3 2 7 0 3 .385 .385 .654 1.038
A. Pujols 1B LAA vs OAK
10:05PM
T. Milone 19 8 6 0 0 1 0 .421 .450 .737 1.187
E. Sogard SS OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 17 7 1 0 0 0 2 .412 .412 .471 .882
A. Soriano OF NYY @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 20 4 4 2 3 1 3 .200 .273 .650 .923
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 22 8 3 2 6 6 0 .364 .500 .682 1.182
I. Desmond SS WAS @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain 12 5 2 1 2 1 3 .417 .462 .750 1.212
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 11, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jason Hammel CHC @ PIT
7:05PM
78 15 7 6 12 2 15 .192 .212 .439 .652
Justin Verlander DET @ CWS
8:10PM
269 58 21 13 29 18 67 .216 .267 .396 .662
Jered Weaver LAA vs OAK
10:05PM
173 35 10 1 11 10 29 .202 .249 .268 .517
Chris Young SEA vs NYY
10:10PM
109 24 12 7 16 16 15 .220 .326 .482 .807
Cold Batter Matchups – June 11, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Pierzynski C BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 12 3 2 0 2 0 4 .250 .250 .417 .667
D. Ross C BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 15 4 1 0 3 0 4 .267 .267 .333 .600
R. Martin C PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
J. Hammel 12 2 1 1 1 1 3 .167 .231 .417 .647
A. McCutchen OF PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
J. Hammel 15 3 1 1 1 0 3 .200 .200 .400 .600
C. Headley 3B SD @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 25 6 2 0 2 0 6 .240 .240 .320 .560
M. Ellis 2B STL @ TB
7:10PM
E. Bedard 21 4 2 1 4 1 6 .190 .261 .381 .642
G. Beckham 2B CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 34 7 1 1 4 0 7 .206 .200 .294 .494
A. De Aza OF CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 26 5 3 2 3 2 8 .192 .250 .500 .750
P. Konerko 1B CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 58 10 4 2 5 5 16 .172 .250 .310 .560
C. Crisp OF OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 54 9 3 0 1 2 10 .167 .196 .222 .419
J. Donaldson 3B OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 11 1 0 0 2 0 1 .091 .167 .091 .258
J. Jaso C OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 14 1 0 0 0 5 1 .071 .316 .071 .387
J. Lowrie SS OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 20 5 4 1 6 0 3 .250 .238 .550 .788
B. Moss 1B OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 11 1 0 0 0 2 4 .091 .231 .091 .322
N. Punto 2B OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver 12 1 0 0 1 0 3 .083 .077 .083 .160
D. Jeter SS NYY @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282
K. Johnson 2B NYY @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 11 2 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364
B. McCann C NYY @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 15 2 1 1 1 3 2 .133 .278 .333 .611
M. Teixeira 1B NYY @ SEA
10:10PM
C. Young 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 .091 .167 .364 .530
S. Hairston OF WAS @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain 15 3 1 1 2 4 6 .200 .350 .400 .750
N. McLouth OF WAS @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain 17 4 2 0 5 0 3 .235 .222 .353 .575
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 11, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Phil Hughes MIN @ TOR
12:37PM
168 49 20 7 21 19 49 .292 .360 .493 .853
Wei-Yin Chen BAL vs BOS
7:05PM
131 46 17 5 24 11 31 .351 .398 .568 .966
Erik Bedard TB vs STL
7:10PM
109 35 14 6 19 8 27 .321 .380 .554 .934
Johnny Cueto CIN vs LAD
7:10PM
68 21 9 4 5 9 9 .309 .390 .561 .950
John Danks CWS vs DET
8:10PM
256 78 27 14 37 25 33 .305 .370 .519 .889
Tommy Milone OAK @ LAA
10:05PM
151 52 20 6 20 9 26 .344 .381 .554 .935
Recommended Pickup

Eugenio Suarez, SS, DET -- The Tigers were criticized in the offseason for choosing not to pursue an upgrade at shortstop after Jose Iglesias was ruled out for the season, and the results have been predictably brutal for the most part, with neither Alex Gonzalez nor Andrew Romine offering much production from the spot. While the sample size is still small, the recently-recalled Suarez might have halted the trend. Entering play Tuesday, Suarez had assumed three consecutive starts at shortstop, going 4-for-10 at the dish with two homers and four RBI. Suarez’s minor-league profile would suggest that the power won’t be maintained, but he’s shown the ability to both hit for average, draw walks and steal the occasional base in the minors. He’s not an elite contributor in any one category, but with the middle infield pickings rather slim in deeper formats, Suarez could have some sneaky value. At the very least, he’ll continue to serve as the starting shortstop until further notice, putting him in position to reap the benefits of being a member of one of the league’s better lineups.

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