Wednesday Lineup Card: Yes Way, Jose

Wednesday Lineup Card: Yes Way, Jose

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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Projected Starters - A look at Saturday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Reds (Homer Bailey - R), 12:35 PM
Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at Padres (Eric Stults - L), 3:40 PM
Blue Jays (J.A. Happ - L) at Mariners (Aaron Harang - R), 3:40 PM
Braves (Kris Medlen - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R), 7:05 PM
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels - L), 7:05 PM
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Indians (Danny Salazar - R), 7:05 PM
Marlins (Tom Koehler - R) at Pirates (Charlie Morton - R), 7:05 PM
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Mets (Matt Harvey - R), 7:10 PM
Red Sox (Ryan Dempster - R) at Astros (Jarred Cosart - R), 8:10 PM
Twins (Samuel Deduno - R) at Royals (Danny Duffy - L), 8:10 PM
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at White Sox (Hector Santiago - L), 8:10 PM
Dodgers (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Cardinals (Shelby Miller - R), 8:15 PM
Rays (Chris Archer - R) at Diamondbacks (Randall Delgado - R), 9:40 PM
Rangers (Alexi Ogando - R) at Angels (Tommy Hanson - R), 10:05 PM
Brewers (Marco Estrada - R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15 PM

Day Game After Night Game: OAK/CIN, BAL/SD, TOR/SEA


Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL (Hamstring) - Start pushed back Tuesday due to hamstring tightness.
Wade Davis, SP, KC (Personal) - Will miss start Wednesday due to a family emergency.
Pedro Florimon, SS, MIN (Wrist) - Expected to return to the lineup Wednesday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (Finger) - Out of the lineup Friday and is expected to be placed on DL.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL (Neck) - Sustained a muscle strain in his neck Tuesday.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA (Knee) - Not in the lineup Tuesday.
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS (Personal) - Will return from the paternity list Thursday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (Shoulder) - Still out of the lineup Tuesday.
Matt Thornton, RP, BOS (Oblique) - May need to be placed on the disabled list.
Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW (Thumb) - May be able to return to the lineup Wednesday.

Players on the DL
Rafael Betancourt, RP, COL (Abdomen) - Hopes to throw off a mound by Friday.
Willie Bloomquist, SS, ARI (Wrist) - Cleared to take ground balls and play catch.
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA (Wrist) - Will start a 4-7 game rehab assignment with Triple-A on Thursday.
Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN (Forearm) - Will be activated from the DL on Wednesday.
Sean Burnett, RP, LAA (Elbow) - Will have season-ending surgery Wednesday.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (Shoulder) - Threw 27 pitches at 60-65 percent on Tuesday.
Trevor Cahill, SP, ARI (Hip) - Will need another rehab start before returning to the Diamondbacks.
Octavio Dotel, RP, DET (Elbow) - Will make a rehab appearance Wednesday with GCL Tigers.
Marco Estrada, SP, MIL (Back) - Will be activated from the DL and start Wednesday against the Giants.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (Hamstring) - Returned from rehab assignment but will not yet be activated.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (Knee) - Not expected to return until mid-September at the earliest.
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX (Hip) - Will undergo season-ending hip surgery soon.
Paul Maholm, SP, ATL (Wrist) - Threw a bullpen session Tuesday.
Miguel Montero, C, ARI (Back) - Does not have a timetable for a return.
Matt Moore, SP, TB (Elbow) - Hopes to throw a bullpen session this weekend.
Jon Niese, SP, NYM (Shoulder) - Made rehab start Tuesday with Double-A.
David Phelps, RP, NYY (Forearm) - Suffered another strain in his forearm and will be shut down for two weeks.
David Ross, C, BOS (Concussion) - Will meet with concussion specialist Thursday.
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN (Knee) - May be activated for Game 2 of doubleheader on Friday.

Placed on the DL
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (transferred to 60-day DL)
Ross Detwiler, SP, WAS (transferred to 60-day DL)
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB
Corey Kluber, SP, CLE
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM

Activated from the DL
Domonic Brown, OF, PHI

Called Up
Jason Bourgeois, OF, TB
Carter Capps, RP, SEA
Ronny Cedeno, SS, SD
Wilmer Flores, 3B, NYM
Grant Green, 2B, LAA
Cesar Jimenez, RP, PHI
Matt Langwell, RP, CLE
Tanner Roark, SP, WAS

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Xavier Cedeno, RP, WAS
Eduardo Sanchez, RP, CHC
Daniel Stange, RP, LAA
Danny Valencia, 3B, BAL
Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA

Designated for Assignment
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI

Jason Bay, OF, SEA

Closer Watch

Mets: On Tuesday, the Mets placed closer Bobby Parnell on the disabled list with a herniated disk in his neck. There is uncertainty whether he will be able to play when eligible in eight days or if it will require surgery that will keep him out for a significant period of time. Manager Terry Collins will use a closer-by-committee approach and named everyone short of Tom Seaver as an option to pitch the ninth for the Mets. Included on his list were David Aardsma, LaTroy Hawkins, Gonzalez Germen, Scott Rice, and Carlos Torres. It is probably best to let the closer situation play out before committing to one for the long run.

Key Matchups


Cesar Izturis - SSCIN vs OAK
8/7 12:35 PM
Bartolo Colon5-14.35702502.500.357.857
Seth Smith - OFOAK @ CIN
8/7 12:35 PM
Homer Bailey6-11.545345041.455.5452.000
Mark DeRosa - OFTOR @ SEA
8/7 3:40 PM
Aaron Harang5-17.29412355.529.5001.029
Josh Thole - CTOR @ SEA
8/7 3:40 PM
Aaron Harang7-11.636123011.000.6361.636
Nate Schierholtz - OFCHC @ PHI
8/7 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels5-10.50002111.700.5451.245
Mark Reynolds - 1BCLE vs DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Doug Fister3-10.30011102.600.300.900
Gordon Beckham - 2BCWS vs NYY
8/7 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia7-17.41202204.529.412.941
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS vs NYY
8/7 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia16-65.2463671013.431.347.777
Alexei Ramirez - SSCWS vs NYY
8/7 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia10-23.43512311.609.4581.067
Alex Rios - OFCWS vs NYY
8/7 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia9-36.25036546.583.325.908
Matt Holliday - OFSTL vs LAD
8/7 8:15 PM
Ricky Nolasco11-24.45826602.917.4581.375
Erick Aybar - SSLAA vs TEX
8/7 10:05 PM
Alexi Ogando3-10.30012102.700.3001.000
Mark Trumbo - OFLAA vs TEX
8/7 10:05 PM
Alexi Ogando4-10.40002013.600.5001.100
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Doug FisterDET @ CLE
8/7 7:05 PM
Indians Batters32-142.2253710626.316.255.572
Kris MedlenATL @ WAS
8/7 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters18-77.234183118.370.253.622



Shin-Soo Choo - OFCIN vs OAK
8/7 12:35 PM
Bartolo Colon2-11.18211101.455.250.705
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN vs OAK
8/7 12:35 PM
Bartolo Colon1-10.10000102.100.100.200
Jose Reyes - SSTOR @ SEA
8/7 3:40 PM
Aaron Harang2-15.13300222.133.235.369
Dan Uggla - 2BATL @ WAS
8/7 7:05 PM
Jordan Zimmermann2-13.15401012.231.214.445
Asdrubal Cabrera - SSCLE vs DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Doug Fister8-35.22900128.229.270.499
Lonnie Chisenhall - 3BCLE vs DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Doug Fister0-10.00000001.000.000.000
Carlos Santana - CCLE vs DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Doug Fister4-24.16701225.208.222.431
Nick Swisher - OFCLE vs DET
8/7 7:05 PM
Doug Fister2-10.20011212.500.273.773
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS vs ATL
8/7 7:05 PM
Kris Medlen2-12.16700005.167.167.333
Adam Dunn - 1BCWS vs NYY
8/7 8:10 PM
CC Sabathia5-32.156022112.219.200.419
Howie Kendrick - 2BLAA vs TEX
8/7 10:05 PM
Alexi Ogando3-13.23100002.231.231.462
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Ricky NolascoLAD @ StL
8/7 8:15 PM
Cardinals Batters37-99.37431010719.538.420.957

Recommended Pickup

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C: Wilin Rosario, COL ($5,261)
1B: Adam LaRoche, WAS ($5,508)
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Nick began at RotoWire in the spring of 2012 and is a proud graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves as the Tampa Bay Rays beat writer and assisted with content and editing for the baseball and football magazines. He is an avid enthusiast of baseball statistics and scouting evaluations.
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