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Tuesday Lineup Card: No. 3 Hitter on the Waiver Wire?

Ryan Eisner

Ryan Eisner

Ryan has been writing for Rotowire since 2007. He currently writes about baseball and covers the White Sox.

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Projected Starters - A look at Tuesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L) v Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 7:05
Mariners (Michael Pineda - R) v Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R), 7:05
Rays (Andy Sonnanstine - R) v Indians (Josh Tomlin - R), 7:05
Royals (Kyle Davies - R) v Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) v Blue Jays (Kyle Drabek - R), 7:07
Phillies (Roy Halladay - R) v Marlins (Josh Johnson - R), 7:10
Nationals (Jason Marquis - R) v Braves (Tim Hudson - R), 7:10
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) v Astros (Brett Myers - R), 8:05
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R) v Cubs (Carlos Zambrano - R), 8:05
A's (Brett Anderson - L) v Rangers (Colby Lewis - R), 8:05
Padres (Clayton Richard - L) v Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R), 8:10
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) v Twins (Francisco Liriano - L), 8:10
Mets (Mike Pelfrey - R) v Rockies (Jason Hammel - R), 8:40
White Sox (John Danks - L) v Angels (Joel Pineiro - R), 10:05
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) v Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Off: None

Day Game After a 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)

AL
Luke Scott, DH, BAL - (Shoulder) Will play through a torn labrum
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR - (Back) MRI on tap Monday
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN - (Hamstring) MRI on tap Tuesday

NL
Alex Gonzalez, SS, ATL - (Groin) Could be back Tuesday after Sunday's departure
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ - (Groin) Could be back Tuesday

Players on the DL

AL
Scott Feldman, P, TEX - (Knee) Could make his first rehab start Saturday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL - (Oblique) Will come off DL on Tuesday
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX - (Shoulder) Could take BP on Friday
Tommy Hunter, P, TEX - (Groin) Aggravated injury Monday
Delmon Young, OF, MIN - (Oblique) Will play in extended spring training Tuesday
Jim Thome, DH, MIN - (Back) Could start a rehab stint this week
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA - (Stomach) Could return in 7-10 days
J.P. Howell, P, TB - (Shoulder) Could rejoin the Rays early next week
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL - (Hip) Could throw two innings in the next few days
Jake Peavy, P, CHI-A - (Shoulder) Looks set for Wednesday debut
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS - (Oblique) Will be unable to swing a bat for seven days
Kendrys Morales, 1B, ANA - (Ankle) Will get another opinion Tuesday

NL
Chris Young, P, NYM - (Shoulder) May miss remainder of season
Jeff Keppinger, 2B, HOU - (Foot) Could begin rehab assignment Thursday
Roy Oswalt, P, PHI - (Back) Might be back in a week or so
Jonathan Broxton, P LA - (Elbow) Out for another six weeks?
Zach Duke, P, AZ - (Hand) Will throw 30 pitches Monday
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Shoulder) Still needs a rehab assignment
Evan Meek, P, PIT - (Shoulder) Won't be able to come off DL May 12
Brad Lidge, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Could throw from a mound soon
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI - (Knee) Felt OK day after first spring training game
Jose Contreras, P, PHI - (Elbow) Could throw off a mound this week, return this month
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI - (Back) Hopes back will be OK after team flight

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

Activated from the DL
Joe Blanton, P, PHI

Recalled
Mike Wilson, OF, SEA
Chris Peguero, OF, SEA

Sent Down
Ryan Langerhans, OF, SEA (Designated for Assignment)
Milton Bradley, OF, SEA (Designated for Assignment)
Jeanmar Gomez, P, CLE
Scott Atchison, P, BOS

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Dodgers - Vicente Padilla allowed a run on two hits in his second save of the season Sunday. He could remain the closer for the duration of Jonathan Broxton's injury (six more weeks?)

Key Matchups

Hot
Garrett Jones v Ted Lilly - 6-for-15 (.400), 1 2B, 1 HR, 1:1 K:BB
Chris Snyder v Ted Lilly - 4-for-13 (.308), 2 HR, 4:1 K:BB (1.126 OPS)
Andre Ethier v Kevin Correia - 9-for-17 (.529), 2 2B, 1 3B, 0:4 K:BB (1.384 OPS)
Jamey Carroll v Kevin Correia - 5-for-12 (.417), 0 XBH, 1:1 K:BB
Juan Uribe v Kevin Correia - 6-for-12 (.500), 1 2B, 1 HR, 1:1 K:BB
Orlando Cabrera v Andy Sonnanstine - 6-for-16 (.375), 1 2B, 2:0 K:BB
Jack Hannahan v Andy Sonnanstine - 4-for-10 (.400), 1 2B, 2 HR, 2:1 K:BB
Curtis Granderson v Kyle Davies - 7-for-21 (.333), 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6:8 K:BB (.517 OBP, 1.279 OPS)
Robinson Cano v Kyle Davies - 4-for-11 (.364), 2 2B, 1 3B, 2:0 K:BB
Derek Jeter v Kyle Davies - 4-for-11 (.364), 0 XBH, 0:0 K:BB
Alex Rodriguez v Kyle Davies - 5-for-10 (.500), 1 2B, 1 HR, 0:1 K:BB (.900 SLG)
Billy Butler v Freddy Garcia - 5-for-11 (.455), 3 2B, 0:3 K:BB
Corey Patterson v Jon Lester - 5-for-12 (.417), 1 2B, 1 HR, 2:0 K:BB
Gaby Sanchez v Roy Halladay - 5-for-14 (.357), 1 HR, 3:0 K:BB
Ryan Howard v Josh Johnson - 9-for-29 (.310), 2 2B, 2 HR, 5:2 K:BB
Pete Orr v Josh Johnson - 6-for-13 (.462), 0 XBH, 1:0 K:BB
Chipper Jones v Jason Marquis - 6-for-12 (.500), 1 2B, 3 HR, 0:4 K:BB (1.958 OPS)
Dan Uggla v Jason Marquis - 3-for-10 (.300), 1 HR, 1:3 K:BB
Ivan Rodriguez v Tim Hudson - 16-for-38 (.421), 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 2:4 K:BB
Jayson Werth v Tim Hudson - 7-for-22 (.318), 2 2B, 1 HR, 5:2 K:BB
Mike Morse v Tim Hudson - 5-for-13 (.385), 0 XBH, 2:1 K:BB
Laynce Nix v Tim Hudson - 6-for-14 (.429), 1 2B, 2:0 K:BB
Edgar Renteia v Brett Myers - 21-for-46 (.457), 5 2B, 2 HR, 5:2 K:BB
Jonny Gomes v Brett Myers - 5-for-10 (.500), 1 2B, 1 HR, 1:3 K:BB
Marlon Byrd v Chris Carpenter - 8-for-22 (.364), 1 2B, 3:0 K:BB
Aramis Ramirez v Chris Carpenter - 20-for-60 (.333), 5 2B, 2 HR, 8:2 K:BB
Carlos Zambrano v Chris Carpenter - 7-for-14 (.500), 1 2B, 2:0 K:BB
Adrian Beltre v Brett Anderson - 6-for-16 (.375), 1 2B, 1 HR, 3:4 K:BB
Michael Young v Brett Anderson - 7-for-13 (.538), 2 2B, 1 HR, 1:2 K:BB
Hideki Matsui v Colby Lewis -6-for-13 (.462), 1 2B, 2 HR, 0:2 K:BB
Jason Kubel v Rick Porcello - 10-for-20 (.500), 3 2B, 1 HR, 2:0 K:BB
Denard Span v Rick Porcello - 6-for-16 (.375), 0 XHB, 0:1 K:BB
Magglio Ordonez v Francisco Liriano - 10-for-26 (.385), 3 2B, 2 HR, 6:1 K:BB
Miguel Cabrera v Francisco Liriano - 7-for-20 (.350), 3 2B, 2 HR, 5:2 K:BB
Victor Martinez v Francisco Liriano - 8-for-18 (.444), 5 2B, 5:1 K:BB
Troy Tulowitzki v Mike Pelfrey - 6-for-17 (.353), 1 2B, 0:2 K:BB
Todd Helton v Mike Pelfrey - 6-for-10 (.600), 1 HR, 1:4 K:BB (.715 OBP)
Seth Smith v Mike Pelfrey - 5-for-11 (.455), 1 2B, 1 3B, 2:2 K:BB
Paul Konerko v Joel Pineiro - 9-for-26 (.346), 1 2B, 3 HR, 3:3 K:BB
Adam Dunn v Joel Pineiro - 5-for-16 (.313), 1 2B, 3 HR, 7:1 K:BB
Buster Posey v Ian Kennedy - 5-for-11 (.455), 2 2B, 1:1 K:BB

Roy Halladay v Marlins batters - .255/.260/.319, 3 2B, 1 HR, 29:1 K:BB in 97 PA
Carlos Zambrano v Cardinals batters - .199/.297/.367, 6 2B, 1 3B, 10 HR, 51:33 K:BB in 266 PA
Colby Lewis v A's batters - .233/.322/.451, 8 2B, 7 HR, 30:17 K:BB in 153 PA
Tim Lincecum v Diamondbacks batters - .206/.271/.345, 13 2B, 4 3B, 2 HR, 57:17 K:BB in 217 PA

Cold
Andrew McCutchen v Ted Lilly - 4-for-20 (.200), 1 2B, 4:4 K:BB
Ronny Cedeno v Ted Lilly - 2-for-14 (.143), 0 XBH, 1:1 K:BB
Matt Kemp v Kevin Correia - 4-for-23 (.174), 1 2B, 5:0 K:BB
Nick Swisher v Kyle Davies - 2-for-10 (.200), 1 2B, 1:1 K:BB
Jose Bautista v Jon Lester - 6-for-29 (.207), 1 2B, 1 HR, 7:4 K:BB
Adam Lind v Jon Lester - 3-for-17 (.176), 1 2B, 8:1 K:BB
Omar Infante v Roy Halladay - 1-for-12 (.083), 0 XBH, 3:0 K:BB
Wilson Valdez v Josh Johnson - 2-for-10 (.200), 1 2B, 1:0 K:BB
Raul Ibanez v Josh Johnson - 2-for-14 (.143), 0 XBH, 5:0 K:BB
Nate McLouth v Jason Marquis - 5-for-26 (.192), 1 2B, 1 HR, 3:4 K:BB
Roger Bernadina v Tim Hudson - 3-for-13 (.231), 1 2B, 5:0 K:BB
Alex Cora v Tim Hudson - 3-for-13 (.231), 1 2B, 1 3B, 1:1 K:BB
Jerry Hairston v Tim Hudson - 4-for-19 (.211), 1 2B, 2:0 K:BB
Ian Desmond v Tim Hudson - 4-for-20 (.200), 0 XBH, 4:2 K:BB
Clint Barmes v Homer Bailey - 1-for-11 (.091), 0 XBH, 1:0 K:BB
Brandon Phillips v Brett Myers - 3-for-25 (.120), 1 2B, 1 HR, 8:2 K:BB
KosukeFukudome v Chris Carpenter - 2-for-17 (.118), 0 XBH, 1:4 K:BB
Blake DeWitt v Chris Carpenter - 3-for-13 (.231) 3 2B, 3:0 K:BB
Lance Berkman v Carlos Zambrano - 11-for-70 (.157), 4 HR, 18:15 K:BB
Yadier Molina v Carlos Zambrano - 7-for-35 (.200), 1 HR, 4:3 K:BB
Matt Holliday v Carlos Zambrano - 4-for-19 (.211), 1 3B, 3:4 K:BB
Chris Carpenter v Carlos Zambrano - 0-for-15 (.000), 7:0 K:BB
Ian Kinsler v Brett Anderson - 2-for-10 (.200), 0 XBH, 3:2 K:BB
Daric Barton v Colby Lewis - 1-for-16 (.063), 1 2B, 4:6 K:BB
Cliff Pennington v Colby Lewis - 3-for-18 (.167), 0 XBH, 4:1 K:BB
Kurt Suzuki v Colby Lewis - 3-for-15 (.200), 2 HR, 4:0 K:BB
Ryan Braun v Clayton Richard - 2-for-11 (.182), 0 XBH, 3:1 K:BB
Prince Fielder v Clayton Richard - 2-for-11 (.182), 1 HR, 4:1 K:BB
Jason Bartlett v Shaun Marcum - 3-for-16 (.188), 1 2B, 1:0 K:BB
Michael Cuddyer v Rick Porcello - 2-for-17 (.118), 1 HR, 4:2 K:BB
Brandon Inge v Francisco Liriano - 4-for-31 (.129), 1 HR, 16:1 K:BB
Alfredo Amezaga v Mike Pelfrey - 2-for-11 (.182), 0 XBH, 2:2 K:BB
Dexter Fowler v Mike Pelfrey - 2-for-12 (.167), 1 2B, 4:0 K:BB
Erick Aybar v John Danks - 3-for-20 (.150), 1 2B, 2:0 K:BB
Howie Kendrick v John Danks - 4-for-17 (.235), 1 2B, 4:0 K:BB
Jeff Mathis v John Danks - 2-for-12 (.167), 1 HR, 6:3 K:BB
Omar Vizquel v Joel Pineiro - 3-for-19 (.158), 0 XBH, 1:0 K:BB
Mark Teahen v Joel Pineiro - 4-for-19 (.211), 2 2B, 7:0 K:BB
Stephen Drew v Tim Lincecum - 8-for-40 (.200), 3 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 13:2 K:BB
Chris Young v Tim Lincecum - 6-for-38 (.158), 2 2B, 1 HR, 14:4 K:BB
Kelly Johnson v Tim Lincecum - 6-for-29 (.207), 2 2B, 1 3B, 9:4 K:BB
Miguel Montero v Tim Lincecum - 5-for-32 (.156), 2 2B, 5:1 K:BB

Kevin Correia v Dodgers batters - .321/.364/.486, 4 2B, 4 HR, 17:8 K:BB in 122 PA
Kyle Davies v Yankees batters - .341/.443/.695, 7 2B, 2 3B, 6 HR, 13:15 K:BB in 97 PA
Jason Marquis v Braves batters - .301/.425/.534, 6 2B, 6 HR, 12:20 K:BB
Brett Myers v Reds batters - .320/.381/.500, 11 2B, 7 HR, 36:16 K:BB in 198 PA
Mike Pelfrey v Rockies batters - .320/.425/.450, 5 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 17:17 K:BB in 122 PA

Recommended Pickup

Mike Fontenot, SS, SF - What are the odds you could find a No. 3 hitter on the waiver wire at this point of the season? Then again, what were the chances Fontenot would become the Giants' No. 3 hitter? He has become the Giants' everyday shortstop with Miguel Tejada shifting over to third to cover for the injured Pablo Sandoval, and he has hit .300/.421/.600 over his last nine games (30 at-bats). Fontenot won't be able to provide much in the home run or steals department, but he could supply fantasy owners with some RBI and runs scored thanks to his spot in the lineup. At the very worst, he can provide at-bats at a few different positions until Sandoval returns or the Giants acquire a more talented player at short.

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C - Buster Posey, $5,120
1B - Paul Konerko, $8,396
2B - Robinson Cano, $7,676
3B - Chipper Jones, $6,505
SS - Troy Tulowitzki, $6,605
OF -Andre Ethier, $7,177
OF - Magglio Ordonez, $6,417
OF - Denard Span, $5,836
UTIL - Billy Butler, $6,590
UTIL - Jason Kubel, $7,049
SP - Tim Lincecum, $17,004
SP - Carlos Zambrano, $9,941
RP - Heath Bell, $2,659
P - Carlos Marmol, $2,868

Total: $99,843

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