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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)

Rangers (C.J. Wilson - L) v Rays (Alex Cobb - R), 6:40
Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R) v Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R), 7:05
Twins (Brian Duensing - ) v Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 7:05
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) v Nationals (Jason Marquis - R), 7:05
Indians (Mitch Talbot - R) v Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow - R), 7:07
Pirates (James McDonald - R) v Mets (R.A. Dickey - R), 7:10
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) v Reds (Chad Reineke - R), 7:10
Padres (Mat Latos - R) v Braves (Mike Minor - L), 7:10
White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R) v Red Sox (Alfredo Aceves - R), 7:10
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) v Cubs (Carlos Zambrano - R), 8:05
Angels (Joel Pineiro - R) v Royals (Jeff Francis - L), 8:10
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R) v Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R), 9:40
Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R) v A's (Brett Anderson - L), 10:05
Orioles (Jeremy Guthrie - R) v Mariners (Erik Bedard - L), 10:10
Rockies (Clayton Mortensen - R) v Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L), 10:10

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
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN - (Foot) Left Monday's game with a sprained left foot
Jake Arrieta, P, BAL - (Lower Leg) Took a ball off his shin Monday
Casey Kotchman, 1B, TB - (Ankle) Did not start Monday
Russell Martin, C, NY-A - (Toe) Scratched Monday
Adam Jones, OF, BAL - (Shoulder) Not in Monday's lineup, could return Tuesday
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS - (Back) Left Sunday's game with back stiffness and a toe blister

NL
Aaron Rowand, OF, SF - (Hip) Left Monday's game after hit by a throw
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - (Back) Pain is the worst of his career
Alfonso Soriano, OF, CHI-N - (Quadriceps) Left in the first inning of Monday's game
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD - (Knee) Could have an MRI this week
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Knee) His knee started to hurt again Saturday
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N - (Personal) Placed on bereavement list, out for 3-7 days
Ryan Spilborghs, OF, COL - (Groin) Minor strain

Players on the DL

AL
Franklin Morales, P, BOS - (Forearm) Placed on DL on Sunday
Brandon Webb, P, TEX - (Shoulder) Expected to throw 6-75 pitches Monday
Derrek Lee, 1B, BAL - (Oblique) Resumed baseball-related activities Sunday
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Oblique) Eligible to be activated Thursday, but has yet to resume baseball activities
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS - (Arm) Threw a one-inning rehab assignment
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS - (Oblique) Examined by team's doctor Monday
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS - (Elbow) Reports an improved range of motion
Phil Hughes, P, NY-A - (Shoulder) Could face live hitters next weekend
Phil Coke, P, DET - (Ankle) Will make a Triple-A start Friday
Julio Borbon, OF, TEX - (Hamstring) Slated to start rehab at Double-A on Monday
Tommy Hunter, P, TEX - (Groin) Reporting to extended spring training
Adam Rosales, 2B, OAK - (Foot) Will begin a rehab assignment, 7-10 days away from majors?
Francisco Liriano, P, MIN - (Shoulder) Placed on DL on Monday

NL
Josh Johnson, P, FLA - (Shoulder) May not return until June 7
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN - (Shoulder) Could return Tuesday
Aaron Cook, P, COL - (Shoulder) Will not return Friday
Ike Davis, 1B, NY-N - (Ankle) MRI on tap
Ryan Doumit, C, PIT - (Ankle) Hit the disabled list
Jeff Baker, 2B, CHI-N - (Groin) Placed on 15-day DL on Monday
Matt Garza, P, CHI-N - (Elbow) Threw on flat ground Monday
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI - (Hamstring) Went 0-for-4 in a rehab game Sunday
Bobby Parnell, P, NY-N - (Finger) Hit 99 mph in a rehab game Sunday

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

Activated from the DL
Jose Mijares, P, MIN

Recalled
Jordan Lyles, P, HOU
DJ LeMahieu, 2B, CHI-N
Dusty Brown, C, PIT
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT
Chris Jakubauskas, P, BAL
Brian Bruney, P, CHI-A
Jeff Marquez, P, CHI-A

Sent Down
Dusty Hughes, P, MIN
Chris Tillman, P, BAL
Jared Goedert, 3B, CLE
Jeff Stevens, P, CHI-N (DFA)
Lucas Harrell, P, CHI-A
Dallas McPherson, 3B, CHI-A
Darryl Thompson, P, CIN

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

OAK - Brian Fuentes earned the save Sunday, but Andrew Bailey came off the DL and pitched a flawless seventh inning. Bailey should supplant Fuentes/Grant Balfour as the team's closer soon, but he might not be able to pitch in back-to-back games for a little bit.

Key Matchups

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs MIN
5/31 7:05 PM
Brian Duensing 4-17 .235 2 2 3 2 2 .588 .316 .904
Brandon Inge - 3B DET vs MIN
5/31 7:05 PM
Brian Duensing 6-16 .375 0 3 1 2 1 .563 .444 1.007
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ WAS
5/31 7:05 PM
Jason Marquis 7-22 .318 1 1 4 5 4 .455 .444 .899
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI @ WAS
5/31 7:05 PM
Jason Marquis 7-19 .368 2 4 8 1 0 .789 .400 1.189
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ WAS
5/31 7:05 PM
Jason Marquis 13-28 .464 1 2 7 4 3 .607 .531 1.138
Ivan Rodriguez - C WAS vs PHI
5/31 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 12-32 .375 0 7 5 5 9 .594 .459 1.053
Pat Burrell - OF SF @ STL
5/31 7:09 PM
Chris Carpenter 4-14 .286 3 4 5 2 4 1.000 .412 1.412
Albert Pujols - 1B STL vs SF
5/31 7:09 PM
Ryan Vogelsong 5-13 .385 1 1 6 2 0 .615 .471 1.086
Martin Prado - 2B ATL vs SD
5/31 7:10 PM
Mat Latos 4-12 .333 1 2 1 0 0 .667 .333 1.000
Michael Bourn - OF HOU @ CHC
5/31 8:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 6-18 .333 0 1 0 6 4 .389 .500 .889
Carlos Lee - OF HOU @ CHC
5/31 8:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 23-61 .377 5 11 15 7 7 .721 .441 1.162
Kelly Johnson - 2B ARI vs FLA
5/31 9:40 PM
Anibal Sanchez 4-13 .308 0 2 4 1 0 .538 .357 .895
Derek Jeter - SS NYY @ OAK
5/31 10:05 PM
Brett Anderson 6-14 .429 1 1 2 0 2 .643 .429 1.072
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ OAK
5/31 10:05 PM
Brett Anderson 6-12 .500 1 2 6 1 1 .833 .538 1.371
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL @ SEA
5/31 10:10 PM
Erik Bedard 6-13 .462 1 2 3 2 2 .769 .533 1.302
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ LAD
5/31 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 5-15 .333 1 3 3 3 4 .667 .444 1.111
Chris Iannetta - C COL @ LAD
5/31 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 3-11 .273 1 3 3 1 4 .727 .333 1.060
Jack Cust - DH SEA vs BAL
5/31 10:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 3-10 .300 1 1 3 3 4 .600 .462 1.062
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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Cliff Lee PHI @ WAS
5/31 7:05 PM
Nationals Batters 20-90 .222 1 9 8 7 28 .356 .277 .633
Zack Greinke MIL @ CIN
5/31 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 18-74 .243 5 9 14 3 18 .491 .279 .770
Ted Lilly LAD vs COL
5/31 10:10 PM
Rockies Batters 23-111 .207 5 13 13 11 33 .426 .278 .704

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Casey Kotchman - 1B TB vs TEX
5/31 6:40 PM
C.J. Wilson 0-11 .000 0 0 0 3 3 .000 .313 .313
Ryan Raburn - OF DET vs MIN
5/31 7:05 PM
Brian Duensing 2-16 .125 0 0 1 1 2 .125 .176 .301
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ WAS
5/31 7:05 PM
Jason Marquis 7-42 .167 0 1 2 7 3 .190 .286 .476
Jerry Hairston Jr. - SS WAS vs PHI
5/31 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-14 .143 1 1 2 0 2 .357 .133 .490
Mike Morse - OF WAS vs PHI
5/31 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 4 .200 .200 .400
Matt Stairs - OF WAS vs PHI
5/31 7:05 PM
Cliff Lee 1-10 .100 0 0 1 1 1 .100 .182 .282
Travis Buck - OF CLE @ TOR
5/31 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 1-11 .091 1 1 3 1 4 .364 .167 .531
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF @ STL
5/31 7:09 PM
Chris Carpenter 2-12 .167 1 1 2 1 2 .417 .231 .648
Miguel Tejada - SS SF @ STL
5/31 7:09 PM
Chris Carpenter 3-14 .214 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .214 .428
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs SD
5/31 7:10 PM
Mat Latos 2-12 .167 0 1 3 0 1 .333 .167 .500
Jeff Keppinger - 2B HOU @ CHC
5/31 8:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 6-29 .207 0 1 3 1 1 .241 .258 .499
Hunter Pence - OF HOU @ CHC
5/31 8:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 5-28 .179 0 2 1 2 6 .250 .258 .508
Mike Aviles - 2B KC vs LAA
5/31 8:10 PM
Joel Pineiro 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .400
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA @ KC
5/31 8:10 PM
Jeff Francis 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 8 .000 .000 .000
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ OAK
5/31 10:05 PM
Brett Anderson 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 3 .250 .250 .500
Andruw Jones - OF NYY @ OAK
5/31 10:05 PM
Brett Anderson 1-10 .100 0 0 1 2 2 .100 .250 .350
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ OAK
5/31 10:05 PM
Brett Anderson 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 3 .182 .308 .490
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs NYY
5/31 10:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 4-24 .167 0 0 0 2 4 .167 .231 .398
Mark Ellis - 2B OAK vs NYY
5/31 10:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-13 .154 0 0 0 2 4 .154 .267 .421
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK vs NYY
5/31 10:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 1 .182 .308 .490
Ryan Spilborghs - OF COL @ LAD
5/31 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 1-16 .063 0 0 1 1 3 .063 .111 .174
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ LAD
5/31 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 5 .188 .235 .423
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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Jason Marquis WAS vs Phi
5/31 7:05 PM
Phillies Batters 47-149 .315 4 9 26 24 15 .425 .421 .845
Brian Duensing MIN @ Det
5/31 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 24-91 .264 3 11 12 11 9 .455 .344 .800
Jeremy Guthrie BAL @ Sea
5/31 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters 25-77 .325 2 8 11 4 10 .497 .354 .851
 

***For a deeper look at the matchups please consult the new Batter v. Pitcher tool in the left hand menu.***

Recommended Pickup

Eric Young, Jr., 2B/OF, COL - Young has started four consecutive games since his recall Friday, seeing time at second, left and center. He fills a definite need in the speed area for a Rockies club that is sluggish overall. He struggled to get on base during his time with the major league club last year, but he had a career-best .462 OBP at Triple-A Colorado Springs and was 17-for-18 on the basepaths. As long as he hits, Young should remain in the lineup, and he should be good for at least 20+ steals if he sticks in the big leagues.

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Recommended Lineup

C - Chris Iannetta, $6,974
1B - Paul Konerko, $6,575
2B - Chase Utley, $7,932
3B - Greg Dobbs, $6,166
SS - Derek Jeter, $6,642
OF - Raul Ibanez, $7,308
OF - Michael Bourn, $8,144
OF - Carlos Lee, $5,739
UTIL - David Ortiz, $9,250
UTIL - Martin Prado, $6,573
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