Wednesday Lineup Card: Steady As He Gose

Wednesday Lineup Card: Steady As He Gose

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Wednesday's Starters
Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 1:05
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Athletics (Travis Blackley - L), 3:35
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 7:05
White Sox (TBA) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 7:10
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Orioles (Tommy Hunter - R) at Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 8:10
Mariners (Kevin Millwood - R) at Royals (Bruce Chen - L), 8:10

Cardinals (Adam Wainwright) at Brewers (Tyler Thornburg - R), 2:10
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 3:10
Pirates (James McDonald - R) at Rockies (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 3:10
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez - L) at Padres (Clayton Richard - L), 3:35
Mets (Chris Young - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmerman - R), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 7:10
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) at Braves (Mike Minow - L), 7:10
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 8:05

Day Game After a Night Game: Blue Jays, Yankees, Rangers, Athletics, Cardinals, Brewers, Phillies, Dodgers, Pirates, Rockies, Astros, Padres


Brayan Villarreal, P, DET - (Neck) Claimed to be ready to pitch for Tuesday's game.
David Ortiz, DH, BOS - (Achilles) There is tear or rupture of his Achilles.

Carlos Quentin, OF, SDP - (Knee) Did not play on Monday.
Chris Nelson, SS, COL - (Chest) May need a procedure to "shock [his] heart back into rhythm," said Rockies manager Jim Tracy.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI - (Hamstring) May require a stint on the disabled list.
Josh Thole, C, NYM - (Hamstring) Was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.
Lucas Duda, OF, NYM - (Leg) Received a cortisone shot on Monday.

Disabled List
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS - (Thumb) Likely to be re-instated from the DL when eligible on July 19.
Erasmo Ramirez, P, SEA - (Elbow) Is not yet ready to return to the rotation.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET - (Achilles) Ran the bases on Monday for the first time in nearly two months.
Vernon Wells, OF, LAA - (Thumb) Expected to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Salt Lake on Friday.
Mariano Rivera, P, NYY - (Knee) Confirmed reports that he may still be able to return in 2012.
Stu Pomeranz, P, BAL - (Oblique) Resumed throwing on Monday.
Carl Pavano, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Threw long toss on Tuesday.
Dan Haren, P, LAA - (Back) Will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday or Thursday.
Rafael Perez, P, CLE - (Shoulder) Threw a scoreless inning in a rehab stint on Monday.
P.J. Walters, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Will remain on the 15-day DL after his 30-day rehab assignment at Triple-A expired.
Nick Johnson, 1B, BAL - (Wrist) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.
Jesse Crain, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Threw to live hitters on Tuesday.
Koji Uehara, P, TEX - (Ribs) Will remain on the DL as he is still experiencing tightness in his lat muscle.

Dillon Gee, P, NYM - (Shoulder) Discharged from the hospital on Monday and hopes to resume throwing in six weeks.
Takashi Saito, P, ARI - (Calf) Made two rehab appearances over the weekend and is nearing a return.
John McDonald, SS, ARI - (Oblique) Took batting practice on Sunday.
Drew Storen, P, WAS - (Elbow) Will make another rehab appearance on Tuesday.


Placed on Paternity Leave List
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX

Activated from DL
Philip Humber, P, CHW
Roy Halladay, P, PHI
Jason Bay, OF, NYM
Matt Joyce, OF, TBR
CC Sabathia, P, NYY
Collin Cowgill, OF, OAK

Placed on DL
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW
Robert Andino, 2B, BAL
Chris Nelson, 3B, COL
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN

Designated for Assignment
Jonathan Sanchez, P, KCR
Omar Quintanilla, SS, NYM

Optioned to Triple-A
Miguel Socolovich, P, BAL
Andrew Romine, 3B, LAA
Steve Delabar, P, SEA
Jason Bourgeois, OF, KCR
Darnell McDonald, OF, NYY
Collin Cowgill, OF, OAK
Luis Marte, P, DET
Will Rhymes, 2B, TBR
Brian Sanches, P, PHI

Called Up
Andrew Brown, OF, COL
Brad Bergesen, P, BAL
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR
Garrett Richards, P, LAA
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, COL
Ryan Verdugo, P, KCR
Jacob Turner, P, DET
Stephen Fife, P, LAD
Zach Britton, P, BAL
Vin Mazzaro, P, KCR
Blake Beavan, P, SEA
Todd Redmond, P, CIN

Free Agent Signings
Michael Solbach, P, COL

Closer Watch
Brewers: Milwaukee has officially removed John Axford from the closers role following his sixth blown save of the season on Monday against the Cardinals. Axford currently has a 5.35 ERA on the season, with a 1.68 WHIP as he has struggled mightily with his control. Taking over the closer role for the Brewers will be Francisco Rodriguez. Rodriguez is no stranger to closing, of course, as he was a long-time closer for the Angels and Mets before being traded to Milwaukee last season. Rodriguez has had some struggles of his own this season, but owns a 2.18 ERA in his last 18 games.

Twins: Matt Capps has been experiencing more soreness in his shoulder after just returning from the disabled list due to the injury. He will be examined by team doctors, but will likely be out for at least a few days. Glen Perkins and Jared Burton will continue to split closing duties until Capps returns.


Nick Swisher - OFNYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero4-15.26702061.400.476.876
Omar Vizquel - 3BTOR @ NYY
7/18 1:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda5-11.45501001.545.4551.000
Nyjer Morgan - OFMIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright7-12.58301001.667.5831.250
Aramis Ramirez - 3BMIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright16-42.38127538.643.4351.078
Juan Rivera - OFLAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee6-21.28633511.714.3181.032
Juan Uribe - 3BLAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee11-37.29724725.541.325.866
Chase Utley - 2BPHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw4-13.30813124.692.4001.092
Erick Aybar - SSLAA @ DET
7/18 7:05 PM
Doug Fister5-11.45501301.545.4551.000
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS vs NYM
7/18 7:05 PM
Chris Young3-11.27312212.636.333.969
Carlos Pena - 1BTB vs CLE
7/18 7:10 PM
Justin Masterson4-15.26724512.800.3531.153
Luke Scott - DHTB vs CLE
7/18 7:10 PM
Justin Masterson7-16.43803511.625.4711.096
B.J. Upton - OFTB vs CLE
7/18 7:10 PM
Justin Masterson5-11.45513302.909.3851.294
Alex Gordon - OFKC vs SEA
7/18 8:10 PM
Kevin Millwood5-18.27822215.611.316.927
Ichiro Suzuki - OFSEA @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen11-26.42301121.462.483.945
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Ricky RomeroTOR @ NYY
7/18 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters26-128.203510151835.367.311.677
Cliff LeePHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Dodgers Batters31-140.2227919618.394.248.642
Chris YoungNYM @ WAS
7/18 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters8-62.129255722.276.217.494
Bruce ChenKC vs SEA
7/18 8:10 PM
Mariners Batters18-71.254032310.303.289.592
Kevin MillwoodSEA @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Royals Batters23-99.232258416.323.273.596



Robinson Cano - 2BNYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero3-17.17622325.529.263.792
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero2-11.18211106.455.182.637
Derek Jeter - SSNYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero2-16.12511252.313.364.677
Andruw Jones - OFNYY vs TOR
7/18 1:05 PM
Ricky Romero1-12.08300006.083.083.166
Ryan Braun - OFMIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright8-41.19523518.366.250.616
Rickie Weeks - 2BMIL vs STL
7/18 2:10 PM
Adam Wainwright5-27.18503136.296.290.586
Dexter Fowler - OFCOL vs PIT
7/18 3:10 PM
James McDonald2-11.18200012.182.250.432
Bobby Abreu - OFLAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee2-13.15400104.154.143.297
Mark Ellis - 2BLAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee4-24.16711324.292.231.523
Jerry Hairston Jr. - 3BLAD vs PHI
7/18 3:10 PM
Cliff Lee2-14.14311202.357.133.490
Ryan Howard - 1BPHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-11.18202334.364.333.697
Shane Victorino - OFPHI @ LAD
7/18 3:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw2-11.18211214.455.250.705
Rod Barajas - CPIT @ COL
7/18 3:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie5-24.20802106.292.208.500
Cliff Pennington - SSOAK vs TEX
7/18 3:35 PM
Colby Lewis3-18.16700114.167.211.378
Kurt Suzuki - COAK vs TEX
7/18 3:35 PM
Colby Lewis3-15.20022204.600.200.800
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs LAA
7/18 7:05 PM
C.J. Wilson1-14.07101127.143.188.331
David Wright - 3BNYM @ WAS
7/18 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann2-13.15401106.231.143.374
Adam LaRoche - 1BWAS vs NYM
7/18 7:05 PM
Chris Young3-22.13612327.318.208.526
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC vs MIA
7/18 8:05 PM
Josh Johnson2-13.15401004.231.154.385
Wilson Betemit - 3BBAL @ MIN
7/18 8:10 PM
Francisco Liriano2-11.18201114.273.250.523
Yuniesky Betancourt - SSKC vs SEA
7/18 8:10 PM
Kevin Millwood8-49.16300226.163.208.371
Chone Figgins - 3BSEA @ KC
7/18 8:10 PM
Bruce Chen2-12.16701102.250.154.404
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Justin MastersonCLE @ TB
7/18 7:10 PM
Rays Batters22-64.3443121358.618.3991.017

Recommended Pickup
Anthony Gose, OF, TOR: With the injury to Jose Bautista, the Blue Jays have a hole in their outfield. To help fill that, they have called up Gose, Baseball-America's #39 overall prospect entering 2012. The fact that Toronto called him up over former #6 overall prospect Travis Snider, who has been hitting .312/.402/.520 in the minors, says a lot about how much faith the team has in Gose. After garnering such high praise in the offseason, he has only improved his stock with a breakout 2012. In Triple-A for the first time this season, the 21-year-old has hit .292/.375/.432. In his previous four minor league seasons, he kept his batting average between .253 and .262 with a low on-base percentage. Gose could continue his hot hitting in the major leagues and give a decent batting average. He won't add much power, though his value will come mainly from his speed. Gose stole at least seventy bases in two of his past three minor league seasons and already has 29 this season. The Blue Jays have already said he will start on Wednesday and he will probably maintain that role for the near future. For those fantasy owners lacking steals, Gose could be a quick fix while potentially helping with batting average as well.

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