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The Lineup Card: Pie Returns, Gallardo to DL

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Projected Starters

A look at Wednesday’s matchups:

Braves (Kris Medlen – R) at Phillies (Jamie Moyer – L), 7:05 ET

Padres (Jon Garland – R) at Nationals (J.D. Martin – R), 7:05 ET

Orioles (Brad Bergesen – R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 7:05 ET

Twins (Kevin Slowey – R) at Blue Jays (Marc Rzepczynski – L), 7:07 ET

Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Mets (Jonathan Niese – L), 7:10 ET

Red Sox (Tim Wakefield – R) at Rays (David Price – L), 7:10 ET

Pittsburgh (Daniel McCutchen – R) at Astros (Brian Moehler – R), 8:05 ET

Indians (Mitch Talbot – R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05 ET

Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Brewers (Chris Narveson – L), 8:10 ET

Angels (Joe Saunders – L) at White Sox (Freddy Garcia – R), 8:10 ET

Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L) at Rockies (Aaron Cook – R), 8:40 ET

Cubs (Ryan Dempster – R) at Diamondbacks (Edwin Jackson – R), 9:40 ET

Yankees (A.J. Burnett – R) at Athletics (Gio Gonzalez – L), 10:05 ET

Marlins (Josh Johnson – R) at Dodgers (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 10:10 ET

Royals (Kyle Davies – R) at Mariners (Doug Fister – R), 10:10 ET


Day Game After Night Game: None



Injuries – A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.


Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)

Milton Bradley, OF, Mariners (legs) – Missed second game in a row Monday, check back for Tuesday’s status

Juan Rivera, OF, Angels (eyes) – Fitted with special glasses, but missed sixth game in a row on Monday

Aaron Hill, 2B, Blue Jays (illness) – Out of Tuesday’s game with illness after missing Sunday, too

Omar Vizquel, SS, White Sox (knee) – Didn’t start Tuesday

Vernon Wells, OF, Blue Jays (illness) – Didn’t start Tuesday

Matt LaPorta, OF, Indians (head) – Likely going to miss a few days after leaving Monday’s game

Mike Cameron, OF, Red Sox (abdomen) – Still day-to-day, didn’t start Tuesday

Carlos Quentin, OF, White Sox (knee) – Scratched from Tuesday’s lineup

Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Tigers (illness) – Remained in lineup despite illness

Alberto Callaspo, 2B, Royals (wrist) – Day-to-day but sat Tuesday
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Hideki Okajima, P, Red Sox (back) – Available Tuesday after long side-session on Monday

Jose Reyes, SS, Mets (oblique) – Returned to lineup Tuesday for first time in over a week

Ramon Hernandez, C, Reds (knee) – Sat again Tuesday, but knee is making progress

Rogearvin Bernardina, OF, Nationals (back) – Not in Tuesday’s lineup

Brad Hawpe, OF, Rockies (ribs) – Still limited to pinch-hitting

Todd Helton, 1B, Rockies (back) – Out of Tuesday’s lineup for fourth game in a row

Juan Uribe, 3B, Giants (finger) – Sprained finger, available off the bench

David Eckstein, 2B, Padres (calf) – Sat Tuesday but DL unlikely


Players on the DL

Brett Anderson, P, Orioles (elbow) – Rehab begins Friday, targeting July 19 return

Erik Bedard, P, Mariners (shoulder) – Still stiff, which pushed back anticipated Tuesday return

Maicer Izturis, SS, Angels (forearm) – Could start BP soon, rehab within a week?

Jed Lowrie, SS, Red Sox (mononucleosis) – Started rehab in short-season ball, about three weeks away from return

Jeremy Hermida, OF, Red Sox (ribs) – Was scheduled for BP Tuesday, rehab should begin after All-Star break

Luis Montanez, OF, Orioles (oblique) – Starting rehab in about a week

Kevin Millwood, P, Orioles (forearm) – Velocity was down in latest rough start, so he was placed on DL

Josh Beckett, P, Red Sox (back) – Threw 65 pitches in simulated game, should start rehab sometime soon

Alfredo Aceves, P, Yankees (back) – Another injection Tuesday, will miss more time

Dallas Braden, P, Athletics (elbow) – On pace for return right after All-Star break

Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Indians (thumb) – Doctors did not recommend surgery, could return in August

Manny Ramirez, OF, Dodgers (hamstring) – Could start rehab this weekend

Ryan Madson, P, Phillies (toe) – Pitched rehab inning, could be activated later this week

Zach Duke, P, Pirates (elbow) – Threw three innings in Double-A, at least one more rehab outing to come

Nate McLouth, OF, Braves (head) – Took batting practice, hoping to start rehab later this week

Steven Pearce, 1B, Pirates (knee) – Won’t resume baseball activities until August

Aaron Harang, P, Reds (back) – Wasn’t up to it Tuesday, placed on DL

Yovani Gallardo, P, Brewers (oblique) – Placed on DL, but should return out of the break

Jorge De La Rosa, P, Rockies (finger) – Will start Friday

Carlos Ruiz, C, Phillies (concussion) – Will start rehab Wednesday

Placido Polanco, 2B, Phillies (triceps) – Could resume baseball activities Saturday, but weeks away from return

Brad Penny, P, Cardinals (back) – Pulled from simulated game early, a bad sign

Geoff Blum, 3B, Astros (elbow) – Baffling injury requires surgery today

Will Venable, OF, Padres (back) – Probably a rehab coming but targeting July 17 return


Transactions – Players that have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We’ll cover it here.


Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)

Kevin Millwood, P, Orioles

Aaron Harang, P, Reds

Yovani Gallardo, P, Brewers


Activated from the DL

Felix Pie, OF, Orioles

Doug Davis, P, Brewers


Called Up

Matt Maloney, P, Reds

Doug Mathis, P, Rangers


Sent Down

J.A. Happ, P, Phillies

Omar Beltre, P, Rangers

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out Dave Regan's Closer Grid with the link to the left).br>

BAL - 7/6: Mike Gonzalez should be ready to return from a shoulder injury right after the All-Star break, but the Orioles have stated that Alfredo Simon will continue to close as long as he's pitching well. We'd expect a healthy Gonzalez to get the job back at some point, but Simon should be the guy at least for a while longer.





Key Matchups – Spotlight on hitters and pitchers with favorable matchups against their opponent on a particular day (generally, individual matchups with fewer than 10 at-bats are not included). *Check Status


Hot

Troy Glaus v. Jamie Moyer – 21-for-60 (.350), 5 HR, 15 RBI, 6:12 BB:K, .429 OBP

Brian McCann v. Jamie Moyer – 9-for-25 (.360), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2:3 BB:K, .429 OBP

Martin Prado v. Jamie Moyer – 8-for-22 (.364), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1:2 BB:K, .391 OBP

Ryan Braun v. Tim Lincecum – 6-for-13 (.462), 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1:3 BB:K, .533 OBP

Andre Ethier v. Josh Johnson – 5-for-10 (.500), 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1:2 BB:K, .545 OBP

Vernon Wells v. Kevin Slowey – 6-for-11 (.545), 1 HR, 5 RBI, 0:0 BB:K, .500 OBP

Adam Lind v. Kevin Slowey – 6-for-11 (.545), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0:2 BB:K, .545 OBP

Torii Hunter v. Freddy Garcia – 16-for-40 (.400), 4 HR, 7 RBI, 2:9 BB:K, .455 OBP

Franklin Gutierrez v. Kyle Davies – 8-for-14 (.571), 0 HR, 4 RBI, 2:2 BB:K, .625 OBP

Bronson Arroyo v. Mets – Remember Arroyo’s 2009 season? He was awful in the first half. Through July 5, Arroyo had a 5.85 ERA and he had just allowed 29 hits in 14 innings over his last three starts. Something changed on July 10. He threw a complete game shutout and continued to lower his ERA by two full runs by the end of the season with a quality start in 15 of his last 16 starts. What happened on July 10? He faced the Mets on the road, just as he does on this July 7. Current Mets sport a line of just .189/.228/.291 against him.


Cold

Ivan Rodriguez v. Jon Garland – 8-for-46 (.174), 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1:9 BB:K, .191 OBP

Randy Winn v. Aaron Cook – 5-for-29 (.172), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3:4 BB:K, .250 OBP

James Loney v. Josh Johnson – 1-for-10 (.100), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0:3 BB:K, .100 OBP

Dan Uggla v. Hiroki Kuroda – 1-for-11 (.091), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1:5 BB:K, .167 OBP

Carlos Pena v. Tim Wakefield – 6-for-32 (.188), 2 HR, 5 RBI, 7:3 BB:K, .325 OBP – takes walks though

Coco Crisp v. A.J. Burnett – 1-for-13 (.077), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1:3 BB:K, .143 OBP

Jack Cust v. A.J. Burnett – 1-for-13 (.077), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 2:6 BB:K, .200 OBP

Jamie Moyer v. Braves – Moyer’s line against current Braves resides at a not-so-pretty yet not-so bad .285/.338/.834, but this doesn’t tell the full story of what the regular starters are able to do when facing him. Troy Glaus, Brian McCann, Martin Prado and Chipper Jones are 46-for-131 (.351) with eight home runs. Led by Glaus’ solid history with Moyer while Glaus played for Anaheim, this lineup has the ability to get to Moyer.


Recommended Pickup:

Felix Pie, OF, Orioles – Pie took a valuable step forward in 2009, but he hurt his shoulder in April and it ruined his chance to grab a hold of the every day job. Now that he is finally back, the Orioles have given him the job outright for the first time since he joined the club. There is a chance at some power/speed combo and he should wind up in the leadoff spot n the long run, though he hit seventh in the lineup after being activated on Tuesday.


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