Friday Lineup Card: Grab Jay For The Rest Of The Way

Friday Lineup Card: Grab Jay For The Rest Of The Way

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Friday's Starters
Mets (Johan Santana – L) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler – L), 7:05
Orioles (Tommy Hunter – R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 7:05
Red Sox (Franklin Morales – L) at Yankees (Phil Hughes – R), 7:05
Rangers (Yu Darvish – R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ – L), 7:07
Cubs (Travis Wood – L) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R), 7:10
Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L) at Braves (Tommy Hanson – R), 7:35
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel – L), 8:05
White Sox (Chris Sale – L) at Royals (Luis Mendoza - R), 8:10
Phillies (Vance Worley – R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada - R), 8:10
Pirates (James McDonald – R) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R), 8:15
Marlins (Wade LeBlanc – L) at Rockies (Jeff Francis – L),8:40
Indians (Zach McAllister – R) at Athletics (Tom Milone – L), 10:05
Rays (James Shields – R) at Angels (Jered Weaver – R), 10:05
Giants (Matt Cain – R) at Padres (Ross Ohlendorf – R), 10:05
Twins (Nick Blackburn – R) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None


Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY (neck) – Out of the lineup again Thursday
Edwin Encarnacion, 3B, TOR (shoulder) – Scratched Thursday after trying a diving grab Wednesday
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (tooth) – Back in the lineup Thursday
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL (back) – Out Thursday, but available off bench
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (finger) – Will avoid DL
Justin Ruggiano, OF, MIA (oblique) – Out of the lineup Thursday after leaving Wednesday
Denard Span, OF, MIN (shoulder) – Hopes to be back this weekend, but Friday unlikely
Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN (shoulder) – Unavailable Wednesday; hasn't pitched in nearly a week
Orlando Hudson, 2B, CHW (foot) – Left Wednesday after fouling one off himself; out Thursday
Sam LeCure, RP, CIN (shoulder) – Threw a bullpen Wednesday and looks to be avoiding DL
Chad Qualls, RP, PIT (personal) – Will be out a few days

Disabled List
Jose Bautista, 3B, TOR (wrist) – Took BP Tuesday; rehab assignment could start early next week
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (groin) – Coming along toward early-September return
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (elbow) – Targeting Aug. 24 return
David Ortiz, DH, BOS (Achilles) – Won't be cleared to run or take BP for a few days yet
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (ribs) – Rehab games this weekend; on track to return Tuesday
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (hand) – More X-rays Sunday, and could start swinging thereafter
Yadier Molina, C, STL (back) – Out Thursday, but could be back in Friday
Brandon Morrow, SP, TOR (oblique) – On track to start Aug. 24
Shaun Marcum, SP, MIL (elbow) – Friday bullpen will determine return timeline
Jaime Garcia, SP, STL (shoulder) – Will be back Sunday for first start since June 5
Emilio Bonifacio, OF, MIA (thumb) – Two hits in first rehab game; will stay in OF to reduce injury risk
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (back) – Hit off a tee Wednesday, but felt discomfort after
Logan Morrison, OF, MIA (knee) – Year is over after move to 60-day DL
Scott Downs, RP, LAA (shoulder) – Expects to be activated Saturday
Seth Smith, OF, OAK (hamstring) – Rehab trip to start this weekend
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI (back) – Okay other than lingering tightness; rehab trip starts Thursday
Josh Collmenter, RP, AZ (stomach) – Will throw a bullpen Saturday; could spend minimum time on DL
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL (chest) – Will rejoin team if Thursday rehab outing goes well; role unknown
Andy Pettitte, SP, NYY (leg) – Threw on flat ground again Wednesday; back toward end of year
Jair Jurrjens, SP, ATL (groin) – Left Wednesday rehab start with dehydration, but fine now
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS (neck) – Proclaimed himself ready to go after third rehab start
Brian Bruney, RP, CHW (hip) – Season-ending surgery
Francisco Cordero, RP, HOU (toe) – Feeling better; hopes to go on rehab assignment soon
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL (wrist) – Has cartilage tear and bone bruise; expected back this year
Jason Frasor, RP, TOR (forearm) – Will throw from a mound early next week
Al Alburquerque, RP, DET (elbow) – Could be activated soon if Brayan Villareal hits the DL
Nick Masset, RP, CIN (shoulder) – Two-inning rehab appearance Wednesday went pretty well


Activated from DL
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL

Placed on DL
Nick Green, SS, MIA (thumb)
Wilson Betemit, 3B, BAL (wrist)

Optioned to Triple-A
Jeff Manship, RP, MIN
Luis Perdomo, RP, MIN
Dan Otero, RP, SF
Jeff Locke, RP, PIT
Matt McBride, 1B, COL

Called Up
Jared Hughes, RP, PIT
Yamaico Navarro, 3B, PIT
Gil Velazquez, 2B, MIA
Joe Mahoney, 1B, BAL

Pedro Beato, RP, BOS (from NYM – PTBNL in Kelly Shoppach deal)

Closer Watch

Royals – Greg Holland is going strong as Kansas City's closer, converting all four of his chances (plus a win) while giving up only one run since the trade of Jonathan Broxton. He nailed it down Wednesday with a pair of strikeouts.

Mets – Frank Francisco was pulled on Sunday after coming on in a tying-run-on-deck save situation and failing to record an out, and Jon Rauch collected his second save of the year. Fast-forward to Thursday: Francisco entered with a seven-run lead to get some work, and he was only able to get two outs while allowing five baserunners. Just as he did on Sunday, Rauch came in on Thursday and recorded a strikeout for the save. With Francisco looking so rough and Bobby Parnell having struggled in the closer's role while the former was on the DL, this is a situation to monitor.


Adam LaRoche - 1BWAS vs NYM
8/17 7:05 PM
Johan Santana3-10.30002125.500.417.917
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS vs NYM
8/17 7:05 PM
Johan Santana6-19.31611443.474.435.908
David Ross - CATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Chris Capuano3-10.30013103.800.3001.100
Hanley Ramirez - SSLAD @ ATL
8/17 7:35 PM
Tommy Hanson3-14.21412143.500.389.889
A.J. Pierzynski - CCWS @ KC
8/17 8:10 PM
Luis Mendoza3-10.30012503.700.3001.000
Carlos Gonzalez - OFCOL vs MIA
8/17 8:40 PM
Wade LeBlanc4-12.33323302.917.3331.250
Carlos Lee - OFMIA @ COL
8/17 8:40 PM
Jeff Francis5-10.500135201.000.5831.583
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
James Shields12-21.57105105.857.5711.429
Hunter Pence - OFSF @ SD
8/17 10:05 PM
Ross Ohlendorf7-19.36811224.526.409.935
Chone Figgins - 3BSEA vs MIN
8/17 10:10 PM
Nick Blackburn11-26.42312221.577.4641.041
Miguel Olivo - CSEA vs MIN
8/17 10:10 PM
Nick Blackburn10-21.476366051.095.4761.571
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Justin VerlanderDET vs BAL
8/17 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters18-101.178166435.266.208.474
Bronson ArroyoCIN vs CHC
8/17 7:10 PM
Cubs Batters12-70.171275517.323.224.547
Chris CapuanoLAD @ ATL
8/17 7:35 PM
Braves Batters17-92.185285833.318.248.566
Tommy HansonATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Dodgers Batters12-63.190266109.402.306.708
Matt CainSF @ SD
8/17 10:05 PM
Padres Batters34-167.204414181437.344.263.607



J.J. Hardy - SSBAL @ DET
8/17 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander3-20.15001315.200.182.382
Adam Jones - OFBAL @ DET
8/17 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander1-16.06300006.063.063.125
Matt Wieters - CBAL @ DET
8/17 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander2-12.16702003.417.167.583
Carl Crawford - OFBOS @ NYY
8/17 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes3-18.16701132.222.286.508
Kelly Shoppach - CNYM @ WAS
8/17 7:05 PM
Edwin Jackson2-13.15401027.231.267.497
Starlin Castro - SSCHC @ CIN
8/17 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo1-11.09111103.364.091.455
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC @ CIN
8/17 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo8-42.190163213.381.222.603
Chipper Jones - 3BATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Chris Capuano1-13.07700125.077.188.264
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs LAD
8/17 7:35 PM
Chris Capuano3-16.188011411.250.350.600
Shane Victorino - OFLAD @ ATL
8/17 7:35 PM
Tommy Hanson2-12.16700012.167.231.397
Erick Aybar - SSLAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
James Shields3-14.21400003.214.267.481
Alberto Callaspo - 3BLAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
James Shields3-16.18800014.188.235.423
Jeremy Hermida - OFSD vs SF
8/17 10:05 PM
Matt Cain3-15.20012314.467.250.717
Mark Kotsay - OFSD vs SF
8/17 10:05 PM
Matt Cain4-21.19001121.238.261.499
Carlos Quentin - OFSD vs SF
8/17 10:05 PM
Matt Cain2-15.13312304.400.133.533
B.J. Upton - OFTB @ LAA
8/17 10:05 PM
Jered Weaver4-17.23500118.235.278.513
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Phil HughesNYY vs Bos
8/17 7:05 PM
Red Sox Batters16-61.26226976.425.338.763
Jered WeaverLAA vs TB
8/17 10:05 PM
Rays Batters18-62.2902107722.542.357.900

Recommended Pickup
Jon Jay, OF, STL – Kind of a forgotten man thanks to some injuries, Jay has been doing his best to make fantasy owners remember his name of late. He's collected 20 hits in his last 45 at-bats (.444) with a pair of homers, three steals, 10 runs and eight RBI. Think you can find some room for that kind of hitting in your fantasy outfield? It's not like this is a new thing for Jay – he's a career .301 hitter and is carrying a very fantasy-relevant .311/.390/.416 line with 13 steals into Thursday's action.

Other Recent Recommendations: Yonder Alonso, Eric Young Jr., Andy Dirks, Chris Carter, Tommy Hunter

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