Saturday Lineup Card: The Deadline Has Passed

Saturday Lineup Card: The Deadline Has Passed

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

Probable Pitchers (All Times Eastern)

KC (Yordano Ventura - R) at TOR (Mark Buehrle - L) 1:07 PM
TB (Matt Moore - L) at BOS (Joe Kelly - R) 1:35 PM
LAA (Andrew Heaney - L) at LAD (Zack Greinke - R) 4:05 PM
ATL (Matt Wisler - R) at PHI (Aaron Nola - R) 7:05 PM
DET (Anibal Sanchez - R) at BAL (Kevin Gausman - R) 7:05 PM
ARI (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at HOU (Dallas Keuchel - L) 7:10 PM
CHC (Kyle Hendricks - R) at MIL (Matt Garza - R) 7:10 PM
NYY (TBA) at CWS (John Danks - L) 7:10 PM
PIT (Gerrit Cole - R) at CIN (Raisel Iglesias - R) 7:10 PM
SD (Odrisamer Despaigne - R) at MIA (Jose Urena - R) 7:10 PM
SEA (Mike Montgomery - L) at MIN (Kyle Gibson - R) 7:10 PM
WAS (Joe Ross - R) at NYM (Jacob deGrom - R) 7:10 PM
COL (Jorge De La Rosa - L) at STL (Lance Lynn - R) 7:15 PM
SF (Tim Hudson - R) at TEX (Cole Hamels - L) 8:05 PM
CLE (Cody Anderson - R) at OAK (Aaron Brooks - R) 9:05 PM

Day Game After Night Game: KC/TOR, TB/BOS, LAA/LAD

Injuries

Day-to-Day

CC Sabathia, SP, NYY - (Illness) Feeling much better after dehydration Thursday, will be/was discharged from the hospital and will rejoin the Yankees in Chicago.
Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD - (Hip/Glute) Scratched from his scheduled start Friday, but is expected to start Saturday.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA - (Thumb) Out of the lineup for a second straight day Friday.
Robinson Cano, 2B, SEA - (Abdomen) Remained out of the lineup Friday.
Chris Tillman, SP, BAL - Dealing with a left ankle sprain, and his start Monday may be in question.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS - (Forearm) Out of Friday's lineup.
Hanley Ramirez, SS/OF, BOS - (Shin) Out of Friday's lineup.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL - (Ribs) Underwent an MRI on Friday.

Out

Players on the DL

Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Neck) Will be re-evaluated Sunday after playing for Triple-A Stockton on Friday and Saturday.
Jordan Walden, RP, STL - (Biceps) Will not make it back as soon as initially expected.
Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS - (Oblique) Will make his second rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, and could rejoin the Nationals' rotation next weekend.
Denard Span, OF, WAS - (Back) Will see a physical therapist in the next few day for re-evaluation, and could soon return to baseball activities.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL - (Quad) Likely to return this season.
Drew Smyly, SP, TB - (Shoulder) Will make his second rehab start for HIgh-A Charlotte on Friday, scheduled to throw 60 pitches.
Nate Adcock, RP, CIN - Has a complete UCL tear and will require Tommy John surgery.

Transactions

Placed on the DL

Matt Harrison, SP, PHI (Back)
Justin Turner, 3B, LAD (Leg)
A.J. Burnett, SP, PIT (Elbow)
Tim Hudson, SP, SF (Shoulder)
C.J. Wilson, SP, LAA (Elbow)
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (Shoulder)

Activated from the DL

Williams Perez, SP, ATL
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM
Slade Heathcott, OF, NYY

Called Up

Kyle Waldrop, OF, CIN
Dalier Hinojosa, RP, PHI
Bobby LaFromboise, RP, PIT
David Buchanan, SP, PHI
Drew Rucinski, RP, LAA
Jose Ramirez, RP, SEA
Mike Wright, SP, BAL
Jose Urena, SP, MIA
Jordan Danks, OF, PHI
Ketel Marte, 2B, SEA
Mychal Givens, RP, BAL
Mikie Mahtook, OF, TB
Kirby Yates, RP, TB
Tyler Thornburg, RP, MIL
Logan Schafer, OF, MIL
Chris Gimenez, C, TEX
Jerry Sands, OF, CLE
Elian Herrera, 3B, MIL

Sent Down

Miguel Socolovich, RP, STL
Mike Bolsinger, SP, LAD
Zach Lee, SP, LAD
Jon Singleton, 1B, LAD
Jon Edwards, RP, TEX
Efren Navarro, 1B/OF, LAA
Abraham Almonte, OF, CLE
Josh Tomlin, RP, CLE
Junior Lake, OF, BAL
Jerad Eickhoff, RP, PHI
Jorge Alfaro, C, PHI
Ryan Kelly, RP, ATL
Chris Taylor, SS, SEA
Anthony Recker, C, NYM
Chris Parmelee, 1B, BAL (DFA'd)
Deolis Guerra, RP, PIT (DFA'd)
Ben Rowen, RP, CHC (DFA'd)
Garrett Jones, OF, NYY (DFA'd)
Bud Norris, SP, BAL (DFA'd)

Signed

Phil Irwin, RP, TEX

Released

Esmil Rogers, RP, NYY
Jeff Baker, 1B, MIA
Ross Ohlendorf, RP, TEX

Traded

Jonathan Broxton, RP (from MIL to STL)
Ryan Cook, RP (from OAK to BOS)
Abraham Almonte, OF (from SD to CLE)
Yoenis Cespedes, OF (from DET to NYM)
Malik Collymore, 2B (from STL to MIL)
Marc Rzepczynski, RP (from CLE to SD)
Tommy Hunter, RP, (from BAL to CHC)
Junior Lake, OF (from CHC to BAL)
J.A. Happ (from SEA to PIT)
Dan Haren, SP (from MIA to CHC)
Ben Revere, OF (from PHI to TOR)
Felix Doubront, SP (From TOR to OAK)
Kevin Jepsen, RP (From TB to MIN)
Mark Lowe, RP, (from SEA to TOR)
Gerardo Parra, OF (from MIL to BAL)
Cole Hamels, SP (from PHI to TEX)
Jake Diekman, RP (from PHI to TEX)
Matt Harrison, SP (from TEX to PHI)
Michael Morse, 1B (from LAD to PIT)
Jose Tabata, OF (from PIT to LAD)

Claimed

Preston Guilmet, RP, MIL
Bobby Wilson, C, TEX

Closer Watch

Detroit Tigers - Following the team's trade of former closer Joakim Soria, Alex Wilson notched his first save of the season Thursday. In doing so, the 28-year-old set down five of the six batters he faced over 1.2 scoreless frames. There still remains some question about who will earn the role long-term between Wilson, Bruce Rondon and Al Alburquerque, Wilson's performance on the mound Thursday should leave a good impression. The situation will likely sort itself out over the next few weeks, but Wilson appears to have an edge over the other two at this point.

Colorado Rockies - Following another blown save Thursday against the Cardinals, John Axford was officially removed from the closer role Friday. The Rockies didn't name a closer-to-be, but Rafael Betancourt, Tommy Kahnle and Justin Miller headline the favorites for the role. This is another situation that should sort itself out over the next couple weeks, but this one is a little less clear-cut than even the Tigers' situation.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – August 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. EscobarSSKC @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle23930102.391.391.522.913
S. PerezCKC @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle11420121.364.462.6361.098
B. Zobrist2BKC @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle331221513.364.371.485.856
D. OrtizDHBOS vs TB
1:35PM
M. Moore13631410.462.500.8461.346
A. Pujols1BLAA @ LAD
4:05PM
C. Kershaw20940263.450.577.6501.227
G. ParraOFBAL vs DET
7:05PM
A. Sanchez14820222.571.625.7141.339
C. CoghlanOFCHC @ MIL
7:10PM
M. Garza12540002.417.417.8331.250
M. ByrdOFCIN vs PIT
7:10PM
G. Cole13632504.462.4621.0001.462
T. Frazier3BCIN vs PIT
7:10PM
G. Cole14542514.357.4001.0001.400
B. Phillips2BCIN vs PIT
7:10PM
G. Cole11500202.455.455.455.909
J. EllsburyOFNYY @ CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks17820201.471.500.5881.088
M. Teixeira1BNYY @ CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks18831511.444.474.7221.196
B. MillerSSSEA @ MIN
7:10PM
K. Gibson10410011.400.455.500.955
I. DesmondSSWAS @ NYM
7:10PM
J. deGrom10311304.300.300.600.900
J. MaxwellOFSF @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Hamels13521114.385.429.6921.121
B. PoseyCSF @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Hamels211151514.524.545.8571.403
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Kyle GibsonMIN vs SEA
7:10PM
6915627613.217.271.378.650
Jorge De La RosaCOL @ STL
7:15PM
992164121832.212.337.343.679
Cold Batter Matchups – August 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. ButeraCKC @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle10200001.200.200.200.400
M. Moustakas3BKC @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle13110001.077.143.154.297
A. RiosOFKC @ TOR
1:07PM
M. Buehrle30621324.200.273.333.606
E. AybarSSLAA @ LAD
4:05PM
C. Kershaw15310212.200.250.267.517
J. LowrieSSHOU vs ARI
7:10PM
J. Hellickson10110201.100.100.200.300
C. RasmusOFHOU vs ARI
7:10PM
J. Hellickson24431247.167.286.375.661
D. AckleyOFNYY @ CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks11000101.000.000.000.000
B. GardnerOFNYY @ CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks11100021.091.286.091.377
B. RyanSSNYY @ CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks11200142.182.400.182.582
M. Reynolds1BSTL vs COL
7:15PM
J. De La Rosa2031111010.150.433.300.733
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 1, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Anibal SanchezDET @ BAL
7:05PM
622371997.371.451.513.963
Gerrit ColePIT @ CIN
7:10PM
80278414818.337.398.540.938
Cole HamelsTEX vs SF
8:05PM
15053164221033.353.395.510.905

Recommended Pickup

Alex Wilson, RP, DET - As stated above, Wilson appears the favorite to take over as the closer for the Tigers. While the team did trade away a big piece in Yoenis Cespedes Friday, the core group of players still supports a fair number of wins in the remaining months of the season. While he doesn't boast big strikeout numbers (just 33 strikeouts in 55.1 innings), he should be in line to pick up a fair number of saves, and should help lower ERA and WHIP numbers. For that reason, he's worth at least a flier for now, with the potential to hold onto him if he does indeed maintain the closer role.

Other Recent Recommendations:Jackie Bradley Jr., Aaron Hicks, Arodys Vizcaino / David Aardsma, Rusney Castillo and Ryan Zimmerman

DraftKings Value Picks

P: Mike Montgomery, SEA ($6,600)
C: J.T. Realmuto, MIA ($3,300)
1B: Victor Martinez, DET ($3,200)
2B: Jace Peterson, ATL ($3,200)
3B: Anthony Rendon, WAS ($2,900)
SS: Nick Ahmed, ARI ($2,600)
OF: Khris Davis, MIL ($3,100)

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