Get well soon, J.A. Happ. That was a scary moment.
First pitch: Today's schedule has a pair of 12:35 p.m. ET starts that includes teams from both leagues. Get those lineups set early!
Interleague DH issues: Plenty, again. The Mariners, Tigers, Rangers, Yankees and White Sox will play in National League parks today. Victor Martinez, Lance Berkman and Travis Hafner don't figure to be in their teams' lineups. Adam Dunn started in Paul Konerko's place last night, but I doubt we'll see that again today. The Mariners will again choose between Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales (Smoak played Tuesday).
Streaming starters: Eric Stults shut down - you guessed it - the Marlins to raise our record to 21-13. Today's pick is Ricky Nolasco (owned in 2.2 percent of FOXSports.com leagues) against the Padres, while Thursday's selection is the recently exhumed Scott Kazmir (0.7 percent owned) versus the undermanned A's. Today, I drew the line on my anti-Marlins strategy by passing over my Staten Island homey Jason Marquis. Are you brave enough to stream him?
On to the news:
- Diamondbacks' closer J.J. Putz left Tuesday's game with elbow stiffness after facing just one batter, and will have an MRI today. Heath Bell closed things out, but David Hernandez had already pitched, and the D-backs' plans for a potential extended Putz absence aren't clear. After the game, manager Kirk Gibson talked about his team's bullpen depth, and said, "anybody can step in and fill the role." Thanks, Kirk. The guess here is that Gibson will go with Bell (1.7 percent owned) if Putz is out for awhile, but Hernandez wouldn't be a shock. We should know more about Putz's status in the next day or two.
- The Red Sox announced Tuesday that Junichi Tazawa will close with Joel Hanrahan and Andrew Bailey both on the DL. Tazawa is owned in just 5.8 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, and he's pretty good, so you should grab him for the short term. However, Bailey is eligible to return on Tuesday, so Tazawa's fantasy value could disappear quickly. Yes, it could also reappear if the oft-injured Bailey gets hurt again later.
- In other Red Sox news, rookie Allen Webster has been called up and will take Felix Doubront's rotation slot tonight. I'm not usually a big fan of rookie starters, but you can certainly consider the talented Webster (2.70 ERA, 26 K in 20 IP at Triple A) in AL-only leagues.
- Matt Harvey is a monster.
- Kevin Gregg converted another save opportunity last night. Kyuji Fujikawa might come off the DL as soon as Friday, and although I've been in his corner all season, the Cubs will probably leave Gregg alone until he falters (which is very possible). Gregg is still available in 85.3 percent of FOXSports.com leagues, and that's silly.
- Speaking of closers, Jason Motte had Tommy John surgery on Tuesday. I hope you didn't use too high of a draft pick on him.
- Remember when the A's had a lot of outfield depth? Josh Reddick (wrist) is apparently headed to the DL. 1B Daric Barton has been called up from the minors, allowing Brandon Moss to spend time in the outfield. If your league gives credit for walks and defense, Barton will be a fine pickup. Otherwise, forget about him.
- White Sox OF Dayan Viciedo played in a doubleheader Tuesday as part of his rehab assignment, and figures to return from the DL this weekend if all goes well.
- Brian Roberts ... ugh.
- Rockies SS Troy Tulowitzki hopes to play today after missing Tuesday's game with a sore leg.
- Marlins 2B Chris Valaika (wrist) is headed to the DL. It's not clear if Nick Green or Chris Coghlan will replace him in that train wreck of a lineup.
- Here's what the Astros did with their revamped group of outfielders. Robbie Grossman seems pretty entrenched, huh? When Justin Maxwell returns in about a month, this will get interesting.
- In case you missed it, Hanley Ramirez's hamstring injury will keep him out for 4-6 weeks.
- Jered Weaver's injury rehab is going slower than expected.
- Pirates starter James McDonald (shoulder) is on the DL. Teammate Neil Walker is targeting a Sunday or Monday return.
See you back here tomorrow morning.