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Starting pitcher projections for Week 17: July 31-Aug. 6

Baltimore Orioles starter Dylan Bundy had his next start pushed into Week 17. Photo by Brian Blanco/Getty Images

The Fantasy Baseball Forecaster pitching grid has been updated as of Sunday, Aug. 6, at 10:20 a.m. ET.

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Pitching scuttlebutt

The Baltimore Orioles had Jeremy Hellickson make his Orioles debut on Wednesday, and since Chris Tillman remained in their rotation on Aug. 3, the team will use a six-man rotation during Week 17.

With David Price (DL: elbow) and Brian Johnson (shoulder) both sidelined likely through Week 17, Doug Fister will make another start for the Boston Red Sox on Aug. 6.

The New York Yankees will use a six-man rotation for one turn during Week 17.

Aaron Sanchez (DL: blister) has had no timetable for return set by the Blue Jays. The team will need a replacement for Francisco Liriano, though it will use the Aug. 3 off day to push his spot in the rotation back into Week 18. Mike Bolsinger is considered a leading candidate to assume that spot.

Josh Tomlin (DL: hamstring) will miss at least one start, so the Cleveland Indians will return to a five-man rotation through Week 17.

Stephen Strasburg (DL: elbow) won't be ready to rejoin the Washington Nationals' rotation until Week 18, and Gio Gonzalez (paternity) will also miss his Aug. 6 start, so Erick Fedde will be recalled to start that game.

Darvish's Los Angeles Dodgers debut was on Aug. 4, giving the team a six-man Week 17 rotation. Brandon McCarthy (DL: blister) was eligible to rejoin the Dodgers on Monday, so he could also slot into their rotation at any point during the week.

Johnny Cueto (DL: blister, flexor strain) suffered a setback while on his rehabilitation stint with Class A San Jose, and there is no timetable for his return to the San Francisco Giants' rotation.