Ryan Howard is not in the Phillies starting lineup on Saturday against the Red Sox.
Howard's struggles against left-handed pitching are well-documented, so he'll take a seat against opposing southpaw Wade Miley on Saturday. Darin Ruf will start in his place and bat seventh for the Phillies.
Matt Wieters is not in the Orioles starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's contest against the Blue Jays.
The O's continue to play things cautiously with Wieters since his return from the disabled list, and a day game after a night game is the perfect time to get him some rest. Caleb Joseph will handle the catching duties and bat seventh for the O's against David Price and the Jays.
Mark Buehrle will have his next start pushed back an additional day until Monday against the Red Sox.
Marco Estrada will pitch in his place for Sunday's series finale against the Orioles. The Jays want to give the veteran southpaw some extra rest as he pushes through a dead arm period. He will be working on seven days rest when he takes the hill on Monday.
Marco Estrada will pitch in place of Mark Buehrle against the Orioles on Sunday.
That will push the veteran southpaw back an additional day until Monday. Estrada has done a tremendous job in the Jays rotation this season, registering a 3.16 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 107/44 K/BB ratio over 142 1/3 innings.
Stephen Drew is not in the Yankees starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Rays.
Drew has been swinging a hot bat in recent weeks and finally has his batting average above the Mendoza line. He'll sit down against tough left-hander Matt Moore though in favor of Brendan Ryan.