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Braves (Alex Wood – L) at Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R), 4:05
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R), 7:05
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R) at Phillies (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05
White Sox (Hector Noesi – R) at Indians (Corey Kluber – R), 7:05
Pirates (Jeff Locke – L) at Reds (Mat Latos – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L) at Rays (Chris Archer – R), 7:10
Marlins (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Mets (Zack Wheeler – R), 7:10
Angels (Garrett Richards – R) at Rangers (Nick Tepesch – R), 8:05
Red Sox (John Lackey – R) at Astros (Scott Feldman – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Joe Kelly – R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R), 8:10
Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R) at Royals (Danny Duffy – L), 8:10
Twins (Kris Johnson – L) at Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L), 8:40
Athletics (Jeff Samardzija – R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R), 10:10
Padres (Jesse Hahn – R) at Dodgers (Dan Haren – R), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Mike Bolsinger – R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Alex Gordon, OF, KC (Wrist) – May be available as a defensive replacement over the weekend.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC (Illness) – Will likely return to Friday’s lineup.
Ian Krol, RP, DET (Leg) – Expected to miss the next few days of action.
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN (Knee) – Will make next scheduled start.
Jake McGee, RP, TB (Personal) – Should be placed on the paternity list shortly.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (Ankle) – Did not start on Thursday but may return on Friday.
Ben Revere, OF, PHI (Ankle) – Did not start on Thursday.
Jered Weaver, SP, LAA (Back) – Is expected to start on Saturday.
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN (Hamstring) – Battling hamstring issues since spring training and did not start on Thursday.

Players on the DL

Joe Mauer, C, MIN (Oblique) – Will likely need more time to recover than originally expected.
Danny Santana, SS, MIN (Knee) – Expected to start rehab assignment over the weekend.
Yadier Molina, C, STL (Thumb) – Placed on the 15-day DL.
Jon Niese, SP, NYM (Shoulder) – Expected to return to action on July 21.
C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA (Ankle) – Expected only to miss a start or two with the injury.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN (Thumb) – Undergoing surgery and expected to miss the next 8-to-12 weeks of play
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (Oblique) – Threw from flat ground on Thursday.
Jason Vargas, SP, KC (Appendix) – Will miss the next 3-to-4 weeks after undergoing surgery.
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (Concussion) – Took a ball to the face during batting practice and suffered a broken nose and two facial fractures.
Matt Reynolds, RP, ARI (Elbow) – Expected to return in August.
Daniel Hudson, SP, ARI (Elbow) – Expected to return in August.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB (Shoulder) – Will return from the DL on Friday.
Mark Trumbo, OF, ARI (Foot) – Excelling during rehab assignment and may be activated right after the All-Star Break.
Jerry Sands, OF, TB (Wrist) – May need surgery to repair strained wrist.
David DeJesus, OF, TB (Hand) – Will not be ready to return until early August at the latest.
Norichika Aoki, OF, KC (Groin) – Not expected to return until after the All-Star Break.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (Hamstring) – Expected to continue rehab assignment over the weekend.
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (Elbow) – Allowed three runs over four innings in second rehab start and was transferred to the 60-day DL.
Wei-Chung Wang, SP, MIL (Shoulder) – Placed on the 15-day DL.

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

Activated from the DL

Ehire Adrianza, 2B, SF

Placed on the DL (15-day DL, unless otherwise noted)

Yadier Molina, C, STL – (Thumb)
Jason Vargas, SP, KC – (Appendectomy)
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY – (Concussion, 7-day DL)
Wei-Chung Wang, SP, MIL – (Shoulder)

Called Up

Kris Negron, SS, CIN
Kyle Hendricks, SP, CHC
Lucas Luetge, RP, SEA
Louis Coleman, RP, KC
Jaff Decker, OF, PIT
Yangervis Solarte, 3B, NYY
Matt West, RP, TEX
Audry Perez, C, STL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)

Brett Marshall, RP, CIN
Stephen Pryor, RP, SEA
Dallas Beeler, SP, CHC
Juan Perez, OF, SF
Carlos Contreras, RP, CIN
Brandon Cumpton, RP, PIT
Phil Irwin, SP, TEX

Closer Watch

Arizona – Addison Reed is still officially the D-Back’s closer, although allowing six earned runs over his last nine innings pitched will make a manager take notice. If you own Reed you need to have a backup plan.

Chicago Cubs – Neil Ramirez hasn’t closed out a game since June 15.

Houston – Chad Qualls has fantastic pitching ratios this season (1.99 ERA and 1.11 WHIP), but has not locked down a game for the save since June 20.

Los Angeles Dodgers – Kenley Jansen has nine saves in his last 10 save opportunities and remains one of the better closers in the league.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 11, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis 1B BAL vs NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 24 7 4 2 5 0 9 .292 .269 .625 .894
P. Konerko 1B CWS @ CLE
7:05PM
C. Kluber 11 3 1 1 1 1 2 .273 .333 .545 .879
D. Viciedo OF CWS @ CLE
7:05PM
C. Kluber 16 5 2 1 2 1 3 .313 .353 .563 .915
B. Gardner OF NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
M. Gonzalez 15 5 3 0 0 2 2 .333 .412 .533 .945
K. Johnson 2B NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
M. Gonzalez 11 4 2 1 2 2 4 .364 .462 .727 1.189
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
M. Gonzalez 16 4 3 2 3 1 5 .250 .294 .688 .982
D. Brown OF PHI vs WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann 12 6 2 0 1 0 3 .500 .500 .667 1.167
B. Harper OF WAS @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 10 3 2 0 0 0 0 .300 .364 .500 .864
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 28 11 6 2 6 5 8 .393 .500 .750 1.250
T. Frazier 3B CIN vs PIT
7:10PM
J. Locke 12 5 2 1 2 2 1 .417 .500 .750 1.250
D. Wright 3B NYM vs MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 16 6 2 0 3 0 1 .375 .375 .500 .875
A. McCutchen OF PIT @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Latos 20 5 2 2 3 4 5 .250 .375 .550 .925
D. Jennings OF TB vs TOR
7:10PM
M. Buehrle 18 7 1 0 1 3 4 .389 .476 .444 .921
E. Longoria 3B TB vs TOR
7:10PM
M. Buehrle 31 10 3 1 5 3 7 .323 .382 .484 .866
M. Napoli 1B BOS @ HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 29 12 3 2 7 3 6 .414 .469 .655 1.124
D. Ortiz DH BOS @ HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 12 3 2 2 7 3 1 .250 .400 .750 1.150
D. Pedroia 2B BOS @ HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 17 7 1 1 2 0 0 .412 .412 .588 1.000
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ KC
8:10PM
D. Duffy 16 5 3 0 3 6 4 .313 .500 .500 1.000
C. Gomez OF MIL vs STL
8:10PM
J. Kelly 17 6 3 0 2 1 4 .353 .389 .588 .977
M. Carpenter 3B STL @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 15 5 4 0 3 1 3 .333 .412 .600 1.012
A. Craig 1B STL @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 13 5 2 2 4 0 4 .385 .357 .846 1.203
M. Holliday OF STL @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 33 10 5 4 10 4 8 .303 .378 .727 1.106
B. Moss 1B OAK @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 29 9 4 1 4 0 10 .310 .310 .552 .862
S. Smith OF SD @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 42 12 7 3 9 3 7 .286 .333 .595 .929
P. Goldschmidt 1B ARI @ SF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 26 15 9 7 17 3 5 .577 .581 1.462 2.042
A. Hill 2B ARI @ SF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 19 11 4 0 4 5 4 .579 .640 .789 1.429
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 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
Hiroki Kuroda NYY @ BAL
7:05PM
172 38 15 5 12 3 29 .221 .230 .364 .594
Corey Kluber CLE vs CWS
7:05PM
114 24 7 3 8 11 27 .211 .280 .322 .602
Zack Wheeler NYM vs MIA
7:10PM
72 11 1 0 2 8 22 .153 .237 .171 .409
Mat Latos CIN vs PIT
7:10PM
116 25 9 4 16 21 28 .216 .340 .357 .697
Joe Kelly STL @ MIL
8:10PM
102 27 6 1 12 3 18 .265 .280 .355 .635
Anibal Sanchez DET @ KC
8:10PM
172 36 8 1 13 11 28 .209 .257 .268 .525
Danny Duffy KC vs DET
8:10PM
94 17 9 3 9 17 21 .181 .305 .344 .649
Felix Hernandez SEA vs OAK
10:10PM
278 65 14 3 19 16 62 .234 .281 .309 .590
Cold Batter Matchups – July 11, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
B. Upton OF ATL @ CHC
4:05PM
J. Arrieta 17 4 3 1 3 0 5 .235 .235 .529 .765
N. Cruz OF BAL vs NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 19 3 0 0 1 2 4 .158 .238 .158 .396
J. Hardy SS BAL vs NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 23 3 2 1 1 0 2 .130 .130 .304 .435
N. Hundley C BAL vs NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 16 3 1 0 1 0 2 .188 .176 .250 .426
M. Machado 3B BAL vs NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 17 4 2 1 1 0 4 .235 .235 .471 .706
G. Beckham 2B CWS @ CLE
7:05PM
C. Kluber 13 1 0 0 0 1 1 .077 .143 .077 .220
A. De Aza OF CWS @ CLE
7:05PM
C. Kluber 14 2 0 0 1 3 5 .143 .294 .143 .437
A. Ramirez SS CWS @ CLE
7:05PM
C. Kluber 17 3 2 0 1 0 2 .176 .176 .294 .471
M. Byrd OF PHI vs WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann 15 2 0 0 1 2 4 .133 .235 .133 .369
R. Howard 1B PHI vs WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann 15 3 2 1 2 1 5 .200 .294 .467 .761
I. Desmond SS WAS @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 14 2 0 0 0 3 5 .143 .294 .143 .437
D. Espinosa 2B WAS @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 12 3 1 0 3 0 5 .250 .250 .333 .583
D. Span OF WAS @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 34 10 3 0 3 1 10 .294 .314 .382 .697
J. Werth OF WAS @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 20 2 2 2 3 2 7 .100 .182 .400 .582
R. Zimmerman 3B WAS @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 16 4 0 0 1 0 6 .250 .250 .250 .500
J. Bruce OF CIN vs PIT
7:10PM
J. Locke 12 2 2 0 4 0 1 .167 .154 .333 .487
A. Hechavarria SS MIA @ NYM
7:10PM
Z. Wheeler 11 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000
G. Stanton OF MIA @ NYM
7:10PM
Z. Wheeler 10 1 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .100 .350
L. Duda OF NYM vs MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 15 2 0 0 0 0 3 .133 .133 .133 .267
C. Granderson OF NYM vs MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 22 4 1 0 1 1 7 .182 .208 .227 .436
E. Young Jr. OF NYM vs MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez 13 2 1 0 0 1 2 .154 .214 .308 .522
R. Martin C PIT @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Latos 15 3 1 0 4 1 2 .200 .250 .267 .517
J. Loney 1B TB vs TOR
7:10PM
M. Buehrle 21 6 3 0 0 0 3 .286 .286 .429 .714
S. Rodriguez SS TB vs TOR
7:10PM
M. Buehrle 24 7 3 0 4 0 8 .292 .269 .417 .686
J. Bautista OF TOR @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 11 1 0 0 0 1 1 .091 .231 .091 .322
A. Beltre 3B TEX vs LAA
8:05PM
G. Richards 20 4 1 1 2 1 5 .200 .238 .350 .588
A. Jackson OF DET @ KC
8:10PM
D. Duffy 17 3 2 1 1 4 5 .176 .333 .412 .745
V. Martinez DH DET @ KC
8:10PM
D. Duffy 15 3 1 0 2 2 1 .200 .294 .267 .561
L. Cain OF KC vs DET
8:10PM
A. Sanchez 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .231 .231 .462
J. Dyson OF KC vs DET
8:10PM
A. Sanchez 16 2 0 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .125 .250
A. Escobar SS KC vs DET
8:10PM
A. Sanchez 18 5 0 0 0 0 3 .278 .278 .278 .556
E. Hosmer 1B KC vs DET
8:10PM
A. Sanchez 19 3 0 0 1 0 1 .158 .158 .158 .316
O. Infante 2B KC vs DET
8:10PM
A. Sanchez 21 3 0 0 2 1 3 .143 .182 .143 .325
M. Moustakas 3B KC vs DET
8:10PM
A. Sanchez 12 2 1 0 0 3 3 .167 .333 .250 .583
S. Perez C KC vs DET
8:10PM
A. Sanchez 12 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000 .143 .000 .143
R. Braun OF MIL vs STL
8:10PM
J. Kelly 12 3 0 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500
A. Ramirez 3B MIL vs STL
8:10PM
J. Kelly 16 4 0 0 3 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
J. Jay OF STL @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo 31 10 2 2 5 0 3 .323 .323 .516 .839
Y. Cespedes OF OAK @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 30 6 1 0 1 0 10 .200 .250 .233 .483
J. Donaldson 3B OAK @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 23 4 1 0 2 2 8 .174 .231 .217 .448
J. Lowrie SS OAK @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 28 6 2 1 1 0 7 .214 .214 .357 .571
E. Sogard SS OAK @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 23 5 0 0 0 2 1 .217 .280 .217 .497
C. Headley 3B SD @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 35 10 3 1 4 1 10 .286 .306 .429 .734
W. Venable OF SD @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 15 1 1 1 1 0 6 .067 .067 .267 .333
M. Montero C ARI @ SF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 60 10 4 0 2 3 16 .167 .206 .233 .440
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 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
Mark Buehrle TOR @ TB
7:10PM
167 52 14 2 15 12 28 .311 .353 .421 .774
Yovani Gallardo MIL vs STL
8:10PM
124 37 14 9 25 7 24 .298 .338 .565 .903
Scott Feldman HOU vs BOS
8:10PM
85 33 10 7 25 10 12 .388 .446 .681 1.128
Tim Lincecum SF vs ARI
10:15PM
190 58 23 8 31 18 40 .305 .357 .528 .885

Recommended Pickup

Drew Stubbs, OF, COL – Let’s get it straight: Stubbs is not a .294 hitter. It's nice to see him going so well with the bat as he’s gone 7-for-20 with three homers, five runs and five RBI over his last five games played. Expect the batting average to dip for Stubbs as the season progresses and for his at-bat totals to slow in general with Carlos Gonzalez returning to action soon. Even with Car-Go due back soon, Stubbs offers a decent power bat in deeper leagues with his 20-homer capability over the season. If you need a bench roster spot with some power don’t hesitate to snag the Rockies outfielder. Stubbs should see a good amount of time even if he is coming off the bench most games as a fourth outfielder down the line.

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