With the unfortunate news of Garrett Richards going down for the season, the Angels needed a 25th player on their roster and Guerra got the call. Guerra can throw multiple innings if need be.
Nova has been in the Yankees rotation full-time since 2011 so starting this season in the bullpen was new territory for him. However, Nova had to know if any of the Yanks starters went down with an injury, he'd be first in line for a start. He should get near a month's work as a starter but will need to be stretched out during his first couple of outings and won't likely give the Yanks much length.
It's likely Moustakas was scratched due to the thumb injury he's been suffering through recently. He was taken out of Wednesday's game because of it and even after having an off day on Thursday, wasn't able to recuperate fast enough for Friday's game.
The Orioles seem hesitant to give Wieters extra time behind the dish and he and Caleb Joseph are in a timeshare. Wieters has performed better than Joseph this season but with all of his past injury problems, the O's are in no rush to run him out there on back-to-back's.
The struggling Tulowitzki will get Friday off as Ryan Goins shifts over form second and will draw the start at shortstop. Tulowitzki only has three hits over his previous nine games as his average has stooped all the way down to .163.
Martinez will get a standard day off on Friday as Mike Aviles enters the starting lineup and will play right field. The Tigers could be onto something starting Aviles against Rangers starter Cole Hamels as Aviles 3-for-5 with two home runs lifetime against Hamels. He could be worth the DFS gamble for Friday's game.
A tough blow for the Reds and Mesoraco as he already had missed almost the entire 2015 season, too. With Mesoraco down and out for the count, the Reds will rely on Tucker Barnhart behind the dish.
Since being moved into the lead-off spot, Santana has taken off. His batting average is a blistering .346 average and is on-base percentage also sits at a cool .452 from the top of the lineup. Santana isn't fast, nor does he present you with the things normal lead-off hitters do, but he gets on base and that's what's most important.
Both Gaskins and Thompson will head to the back of the unemployment line in search of new teams. Gaskins is the only one of the two that has played in an NFL game.