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Clay Link

Hailing from Arcanum, Ohio, Clay is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He began writing for RotoWire in the fall of 2011, and now contributes to breaking news and NFL Draft content, in addition to his duties as assistant baseball editor.

Projected Starters - A look at Saturday’s matchups (all times Eastern)
Reds (Alfredo Simon - R) at Yankees (Brandon McCarthy - R), 1:05
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Blue Jays (Marcus Stroman - R), 1:07
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at Tigers (Drew VerHagen - R), 1:08
Dodgers (Zack Greinke - R) at Cardinals (Joe Kelly - R), 4:05
Brewers (Matt Garza - R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L), 7:05
Rockies (Brett Anderson - L) at Pirates (Charlie Morton - R), 7:05
Indians (Zach McAllister - R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:08
Royals (Danny Duffy - L) at Red Sox (Rubby De La Rosa - L), 7:10
Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L) at White Sox (Hector Noesi - R), 7:10
Rays (David Price - L) at Twins (Kevin Correia - R), 7:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Braves (Alex Wood - L), 7:10
Giants (Tim Hudson - R) at Marlins (Henderson Alvarez - R), 7:10
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L), 8:10
Mets (Dillon Gee - L) at Padres (Tyson Ross - R), 8:40
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) at Angels (Garrett Richards - R), 9:05
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - R) at Athletics (Jason Hammel - R), 9:05

Day Game After Night Game: CIN/NYY, TEX/TOR, CLE/DET, LAD/STL

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jordan Zimmermann, P, WAS - (Biceps) Will start Tuesday against the Rockies if he makes it through his bullpen session Saturday without issue.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL - (Neck) Scratched from Friday’s lineup with stiffness.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Ankle) Returned to the lineup Friday but is still considered day-to-day by manager Bob Melvin.
Homer Bailey, P, CIN - (Knee) Threw a full bullpen session Friday and is on track to start Tuesday in Milwaukee.
Matt Cain, P, SF - (Elbow) Expected to make his next start Tuesday but his elbow has been “cranky,” according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Tommy Medica, 1B, SD - (Groin) Remained out of the Padres’ lineup Friday.
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI - (Illness) Held out of the lineup again Friday.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF - (Back, Neck) Now dealing with neck stiffness but he was available to pinch hit Friday.

Players on the DL
Cliff Lee, P, PHI - (Elbow) Set to return to the Phillies’ rotation Monday against the Giants.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL - (Back) Staying on his rehab assignment through the weekend but could return as soon as Monday.
Gerrit Cole, P, PIT - (Back) Completed a 30-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and said it went well.
Andrew Cashner, P, SD - (Shoulder) Hopes to resume his throwing program Saturday.
Masahiro Tanaka, P, NYY - (Elbow) Says he’ll start throwing when he’s pain-free.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS - (Hamstring) Could be activated for Saturday’s game.
Eddie Butler, P, COL - (Shoulder) Expected to rejoin the Rockies’ rotation Tuesday against the Nationals.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF - (Back) Unlikely to return to the Giants before the end of the month.
C.J. Wilson, P, LAA - (Ankle) Threw off flat ground Friday but it’s still too soon to know how close he is to returning.
Josh Beckett, P, LAD - (Hip) Could start for the Dodgers as soon as Tuesday against the Pirates.
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD - (Foot) Joined Triple-A El Paso on Friday to begin a rehab assignment.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY - (Knee) Slated to undergo season-ending surgery.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI - (Concussion) Began a rehab assignment Thursday and could return to the Phillies in five or six days.
Jon Niese, P, NYM - (Shoulder) On track to return to the Mets’ rotation Monday against Seattle.
James Paxton, P, SEA - (Back) Scheduled to make his next rehab start Tuesday for Triple-A Tacoma.
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK - (Knee) Will remain on his assignment through the weekend.
Jason Vargas, P, KC - (Appendix) Did not accompany the team on its current road trip.
Skip Schumaker, 2B, CIN - (Concussion) Dealing with a shoulder injury in addition to his concussion and has not been cleared to play.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS - (Finger) Should see opportunities against lefties upon his return to Boston given Stephen Drew’s struggles.
Chris Owings, SS, AZ - (Shoulder) Remains limited to dry swings, meaning his recovery could take longer than expected.
Ubaldo Jimenez, P, BAL - (Ankle) Slated for another bullpen session Sunday and could be cleared for a rehab outing Wednesday if it goes well.
Kyle Blanks, OF, OAK - (Calf) Ran in the outfield Friday for the first time since landing on the DL.
Jordan Pacheco, 3B, AZ - (Shoulder) Went 2-for-9 with a pair of stolen bases in his first three rehab games with rookie-level Arizona.
Nick Martinez, P, TEX - (Oblique) Could make a start for the Rangers early next week.
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR - (Finger) Will head to Florida to resume his rehab program once the team leaves on its upcoming road trip.
Nick Vincent, P, SD - (Shoulder) Joined Triple-A El Paso on Friday to begin a rehab assignment.
Kevin Gregg, P, MIA - (Elbow) Landed on the 15-day DL on Friday with inflammation.

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

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (7-day DL)
Jean Segura, SS, MIL (bereavement list)
Danny Santana, SS, MIN
Justin Turner, 2B, LAD
A.J. Ramos, P, MIA

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)
Wil Myers, OF, TB (transferred to 60-day DL)
Kevin Gregg, P, MIA
Jeff Bianchi, SS, MIL

Called Up (from Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Paco Rodriguez, P, LAS
Tyler Pastornicky, 2B, ATL
C.C. Lee, P, CLE
Jake Buchanan, P, HOU
Chris Nelson, 3B, SD
Curt Casali, C, TV

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Chris Herrmann, OF, MIN
Chad Jenkins, P, TOR
Carlos Triunfel, SS, LAD

Released
Dan Uggla, 2B, ATL

Closer Watch

San Diego Padres - Rumors began swirling Friday around Huston Street, with ESPN’s Jim Bowden reporting that the Padres are close to trading him to the Angels. If it actually materializes, it will likely leave Joe Smith out in the cold, as Street is one of the most dominant end-gamers in all of baseball and would almost certainly inherit the job immediately upon arrival. Smith has been outstanding this season (2.32 ERA, 0.89 WHIP), and especially lately -- he hadn’t given up a hit in his last 10 appearances coming into Friday’s action -- but the Angels seem intent on getting a more prototypical ninth-inning guy in the role. Meanwhile, in San Diego, Street’s departure would open the door for Joaquin Benoit to step into the closer role, but that may not last long, since the team could end up trading him as well. Dale Thayer has fared very well this year (2.17 ERA, 8.7 K/9) and would likely be the next man up, with Alex Torres possibly seeing opportunities depending on the matchups.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Teixeira 1B NYY vs CIN
1:05PM
A. Simon 11 6 2 1 3 0 2 .545 .545 .909 1.455
J. Bautista OF TOR vs TEX
1:07PM
C. Lewis 11 4 2 2 2 4 1 .364 .533 .909 1.442
M. Cabrera 3B DET vs CLE
1:08PM
C. Kluber 24 12 4 3 7 2 5 .500 .538 .917 1.455
V. Martinez DH DET vs CLE
1:08PM
C. Kluber 17 8 2 2 3 2 1 .471 .526 .824 1.350
M. Carpenter 3B STL vs LAD
4:05PM
Z. Greinke 10 4 2 1 1 0 3 .400 .400 .800 1.200
C. Gonzalez OF COL @ PIT
7:05PM
C. Morton 10 4 1 0 2 1 1 .400 .455 .500 .955
D. Stubbs OF COL @ PIT
7:05PM
C. Morton 25 9 2 1 5 2 2 .360 .414 .520 .934
J. Werth OF WAS vs MIL
7:05PM
M. Garza 13 5 1 1 2 1 5 .385 .429 .615 1.044
G. Jones 1B MIA vs SF
7:10PM
T. Hudson 14 6 2 0 2 1 3 .429 .467 .571 1.038
B. Dozier 2B MIN vs TB
7:10PM
D. Price 10 3 3 2 2 0 1 .300 .300 1.000 1.300
E. Nunez SS MIN vs TB
7:10PM
D. Price 28 9 3 1 4 3 3 .321 .387 .500 .887
M. Byrd OF PHI @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 20 9 3 3 6 1 2 .450 .476 .900 1.376
R. Howard 1B PHI @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 27 9 5 3 8 6 6 .333 .455 .741 1.195
G. Sizemore OF PHI @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 25 11 4 0 1 1 6 .440 .481 .600 1.081
C. Utley 2B PHI @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 30 13 5 1 6 3 2 .433 .485 .667 1.152
Y. Escobar SS TB @ MIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 20 7 2 0 1 2 2 .350 .409 .450 .859
M. Joyce OF TB @ MIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 15 7 4 2 5 5 1 .467 .619 1.067 1.686
J. Loney 1B TB @ MIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 11 7 2 0 1 0 0 .636 .636 .818 1.455
N. Hundley C BAL @ OAK
9:05PM
J. Hammel 14 7 4 1 2 1 2 .500 .533 .929 1.462
N. Markakis OF BAL @ OAK
9:05PM
J. Hammel 14 6 1 1 5 0 0 .429 .429 .643 1.071
M. Trout OF LAA vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez 44 17 6 2 11 3 10 .386 .408 .659 1.067
K. Seager 3B SEA @ LAA
9:05PM
G. Richards 16 6 1 0 2 2 4 .375 .444 .438 .882
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cole Hamels PHI @ ATL
7:10PM
171 37 15 3 6 9 45 .216 .259 .338 .597
Cold Batter Matchups – July 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Santiago SS CIN @ NYY
1:05PM
B. McCarthy 12 2 1 0 1 0 4 .167 .231 .250 .481
A. Avila C DET vs CLE
1:08PM
C. Kluber 17 3 2 0 3 3 5 .176 .300 .294 .594
T. Hunter OF DET vs CLE
1:08PM
C. Kluber 16 3 1 0 1 0 6 .188 .188 .250 .438
A. Jackson OF DET vs CLE
1:08PM
C. Kluber 14 2 1 0 1 1 3 .143 .200 .214 .414
T. Tulowitzki SS COL @ PIT
7:05PM
C. Morton 10 1 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .182 .100 .282
D. Espinosa 2B WAS vs MIL
7:05PM
M. Garza 11 3 0 0 2 0 4 .273 .273 .273 .545
R. Doumit C ATL vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 15 3 2 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .333 .583
A. Simmons SS ATL vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 .091 .167 .182 .348
B. Upton OF ATL vs PHI
7:10PM
C. Hamels 14 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .067 .000 .067
G. Stanton OF MIA vs SF
7:10PM
T. Hudson 15 3 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .200 .400
J. Willingham OF MIN vs TB
7:10PM
D. Price 10 2 0 0 0 2 2 .200 .333 .200 .533
D. Jennings OF TB @ MIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 13 2 1 1 1 1 2 .154 .214 .385 .599
B. Zobrist 2B TB @ MIN
7:10PM
P. Hughes 16 0 0 0 2 2 2 .000 .105 .000 .105
C. Ross OF ARI vs CHC
8:10PM
T. Wood 12 3 0 0 2 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500
S. Castro SS CHC @ ARI
8:10PM
W. Miley 12 2 1 0 0 1 2 .167 .231 .250 .481
A. Rizzo 1B CHC @ ARI
8:10PM
W. Miley 10 1 1 0 0 1 0 .100 .182 .200 .382
K. Calhoun OF LAA vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez 10 1 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .100 .282
J. Hamilton OF LAA vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez 63 11 5 1 5 9 21 .175 .284 .302 .585
C. Iannetta C LAA vs SEA
9:05PM
F. Hernandez 17 2 1 1 1 4 5 .118 .286 .294 .580
J. Smoak 1B SEA @ LAA
9:05PM
G. Richards 16 2 1 0 2 2 4 .125 .222 .188 .410
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 19, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Corey Kluber CLE @ DET
1:08PM
125 39 13 5 19 9 29 .312 .363 .498 .861
Aaron Harang ATL vs PHI
7:10PM
186 69 22 7 25 17 37 .371 .426 .572 .998
David Price TB @ MIN
7:10PM
88 26 11 5 14 6 19 .295 .348 .526 .874

Recommended Pickup
Travis d’Arnaud, C, NYM - On June 7, d’Arnaud was batting .180/.271/.273 with a mere six extra-base hits, and the Mets decided it was best he head to Triple-A Las Vegas to iron out his issues. The 25-year-old quickly earned the call back, and he went on to finish the first half by going 18-for-61 (.295 average) with three homers, five doubles and 10 RBI in 16 games. Manager Terry Collins moved d’Arnaud up to the No. 5 spot in the order for his final three games before the break, and he was again there for Friday’s second-half opener. It’s somewhat easy to forget that d’Arnaud was widely considered one of the top catching prospects in the game before he got off to such a miserable start to his major league career, but he’s finally beginning to remind people of his promise. The job of everyday catcher for the Mets is his, and he should remain in the five-hole so long as he continues to drive the ball with authority.

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Draft Kings Value Picks
SP - Henderson Alvarez, MIA ($7,000)
C - Travis d’Arnaud, NYM ($2,600)
1B - Jonathan Singleton, HOU ($3,800)
2B - Arismendy Alcantara, CHC ($3,700)
SS - Danny Santana, MIN ($3,400)
3B - Nolan Arenado, COL ($3,700)
OF - James Jones, SEA ($3,300)
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