Grandal will come off the bench for the second straight day with the Dodgers facing another left-hander. Carlos Ruiz will receive another start behind the plate Friday night.
It appeared that Gomes would almost certainly miss the rest of the season after fracturing his wrist a couple weeks ago, but he will be available for the final few games of the regular season, and the Indians will give him a chance to show if he is healthy enough to be included on the team's postseason roster.
Gomes will not start Friday, but he will be available for the first time since breaking his wrist July 17.
Cervelli will sit out for the third day in a row due to the soreness in his left hand, and he may not start again this season with just two games remaining. Eric Fryer will get the start behind the plate in Cervelli's place.
The strides Zunino made at the plate this year at Triple-A have disappeared in the last five weeks or so. In his last 26 games, he's batting .159 with three home runs and two doubles. He is still the primary catcher, but his 2017 role is a bit more uncertain now than it looked this summer.
Carlos Ruiz is suiting up in his place as the talented young catcher is likely just receiving a break before the weekend series. Look for him again Friday.
Baker said he told Severino to hit another homer against Clayton Kershaw. Severino is not known for his power (just two home runs with Triple-A Syracuse this year), but if you're playing in daily fantasy games for the postseason, Severino could wind up as an intriguing punt play in any starts he may make.
Perez has managed to go just 2-for-17 over the last four games, bringing his batting average down to .245 for the season. Drew Butera will start behind the dish while Perez gets the night off.
He started the last seven games for the Diamondbacks, but will be replaced behind the dish by Tuffy Gosewisch on Thursday. Castillo mad significant gains in batting average and OBP this season over his 2015 numbers, but his owners likely drafted him with hopes of him replicating the 19 homers he hit last year, so the fact that he only has 14 long balls on the season comes as something of a disappointment.
The Rockies are using most of their left-handed options Wednesday against San Francisco righty Jeff Samardzija. With that, Tony Wolters will draw in behind the plate while Hundley gets the night off.