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Tuesday Lineup Card: Speedster Heads to Hollywood

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):

Diamondbacks (Daniel Hudson - R) v Pirates (Kevin Correia - R), 7:05
A's (Guillermo Moscoso - R) v Orioles (Chris Jakubauskas - R), 7:05
Dodgers (Rubby De La Rosa - R) v Phillies (Roy Oswalt - R), 7:05
Twins (Francisco Liriano - L) v Indians (Carlos Carrasco - R), 7:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) v Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
Cubs (Doug Davis - L) v Reds (Edinson Volquez - R), 7:10
Braves (Tommy Hanson - R)v Marlins (Brad Hand - L), 7:10
Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) v Rangers (Matt Harrison - L), 8:05
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook - R) v Astros (Brett Myers - R), 8:05
Mets (Chris Capuano - L) v Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R), 8:10
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) v White Sox (Phil Humber - R), 8:10
Rays (Alex Cobb -R) v Angels (Dan Haren - R), 10:05
Rockies (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) v Padres (Tim Stauffer - R), 10:05
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) v Giants (Jonathan Sanchez - L), 10:15

Day After Night: 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

Brett Anderson, P, OAK - (Elbow) Next start in doubt
Jake Peavy, P, CHI-A - (Groin) MRI on tap Monday, DL inevitable?
Luke Scott, DH, BAL - (Shoulder) Not in Monday's lineup
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB - (Upper Body) Was able to pinch-hit Sunday, should play Monday

NL

Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Illness) Diagnosed with Strep Throat
Jimmy Rollins, SS, PHI - (Knee) Not in Monday's lineup
Dexter Fowler, OF, COL - (Abdomen) Should hit the DL
Carlos Beltran, OF, NY-N - (Leg) X-rays returned negative
Edgar Renteria, SS, CIN - (Back) Unavailable Monday

Players on the DL

AL

Joe Mauer, C, MIN - (Leg) Scheduled for 5-7 innings behind the plate in the minors Monday
Vernon Wells, OF, ANA - (Groin) Should return during homestand
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN - (Leg) Will transition to shortstop when healthy
Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET - (Ankle) Could return to the lineup Tuesday
Travis Hafner, DH, CLE - (Oblique) Could return within two weeks
Alex White, P, CLE - (Finger) Out for 10 more weeks

NL

Sam LeCure, P, CIN - (Forearm) Threw without soreness over the weekend
Nate McLouth, OF, ATL - (Oblique) Has yet to take BP
Jayson Heyward, OF, ATL - (Shoulder) At extended spring training, but has not resumed activities
Orlando Hudson, 2B, SD - (Groin) Could return Tuesday
Wandy Rodriguez, P, HOU - (Elbow) Should return to rotation June 13
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD - (Knee) Began baseball-related work Sunday
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF - (Wrist) Still has soreness in his wrist and forearm
Brandon Lyon, P, HOU - (Shoulder) Could be back in the bullpen as soon as Thursday
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS - (Abdomen) Went 2-for-2 in rehab Sunday
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA - (Back) Placed on DL on Monday, could be back next week
Marlon Byrd, OF, CHI-N - (Face) Cleared to start hitting in the cage
Brad Lidge, P, PHI - (Shoulder) Will visit with the team's doctors Tuesday because of lingering pain

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

Sent Down
Andrew Oliver, P, DET
John Mayberry, OF, PHI
Juan Castro, 2B, LA (DFA)
Jay Gibbons, OF, LA (DFA)
Ivan DeJesus, SS, LA
John Ely, P, LA
Fautino De Los Santos, P, OAK
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, OAK
Scott Maine, P, CHI-N
Chad Reineke, P, CIN

Called Up
Scott Sizemore, 2B, OAK
Daryl Thompson, P, CIN
Brad Hand, P, FLA
Devaris Gordon, SS, LA (AKA Dee Gordon)

Activated
David Purcey, P, DET
Blake Hawksworth, P, LA
Marcus Thames, OF, LA,
Juan Uribe, 3B, LA
Adam Rosales, 2B, OAK
Matt Garza, P, CHI-N

Placed on DL
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA (retroactive to 5/30)

Closer Watch

HOU - It looks like Brandon Lyon will return to the bullpen later this week after spending nearly a month on the disabled list. The question becomes does he quickly replace Mark Melancon as the team's closer? And then: Will the Astros give Melancon the opportunity to pry back the role should Lyon struggle? Melancon picked up five saves, two wins, a hold and 17 strikeouts in his 15.2 innings as closer.

KC - Aaron Crow has yet to see a save chance since taking the reins from Joakim Soria last week, but Soria might reclaim the role sooner rather than later. Soria has pitched three scoreless (strikeout-less) innings since his demotion, and manager Ned Yost said the job might be his again after a few more solid outings.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Kelly Johnson - 2B ARI @ PIT
6/7 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 5-19 .263 3 4 5 3 4 .789 .364 1.153
Gerardo Parra - OF ARI @ PIT
6/7 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 9-22 .409 0 3 2 2 1 .591 .458 1.049
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ PIT
6/7 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 13-37 .351 1 5 2 0 6 .541 .351 .892
Chris Young - OF ARI @ PIT
6/7 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 11-40 .275 4 5 7 5 11 .600 .356 .956
Carl Crawford - OF BOS @ NYY
6/7 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 6-18 .333 1 3 2 2 1 .667 .400 1.067
Asdrubal Cabrera - SS CLE vs MIN
6/7 7:05 PM
Francisco Liriano 10-17 .588 1 2 3 2 4 .824 .600 1.424
Casey Blake - 3B LAD @ PHI
6/7 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 4-11 .364 1 1 2 2 3 .636 .462 1.098
Juan Uribe - 2B LAD @ PHI
6/7 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 6-16 .375 1 1 3 1 5 .563 .389 .952
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs BOS
6/7 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 6-26 .231 3 5 6 3 6 .654 .310 .964
Ramon Hernandez - C CIN vs CHC
6/7 7:10 PM
Doug Davis 4-14 .286 1 1 1 3 3 .500 .412 .912
Fred Lewis - OF CIN vs CHC
6/7 7:10 PM
Doug Davis 4-10 .400 0 0 0 1 3 .400 .455 .855
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs CHC
6/7 7:10 PM
Doug Davis 9-21 .429 0 2 1 5 1 .524 .538 1.062
Edgar Renteria - SS CIN vs CHC
6/7 7:10 PM
Doug Davis 8-18 .444 2 3 3 3 2 .833 .500 1.333
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN vs CHC
6/7 7:10 PM
Doug Davis 5-21 .238 1 3 4 4 5 .524 .346 .870
Gaby Sanchez - 1B FLA vs ATL
6/7 7:10 PM
Tommy Hanson 4-14 .286 1 2 1 2 3 .571 .375 .946
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET @ TEX
6/7 8:05 PM
Matt Harrison 4-10 .400 0 0 2 1 3 .400 .417 .817
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs STL
6/7 8:05 PM
Jake Westbrook 11-25 .440 1 3 5 2 2 .640 .481 1.121
Albert Pujols - 1B STL @ HOU
6/7 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 15-41 .366 3 5 6 2 4 .659 .395 1.054
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL @ HOU
6/7 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 7-23 .304 2 3 2 2 4 .609 .360 .969
Chase Headley - 3B SD vs COL
6/7 10:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 6-18 .333 1 3 2 1 3 .611 .400 1.011
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ LAA
6/7 10:05 PM
Dan Haren 8-23 .348 3 4 3 0 10 .783 .348 1.131
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Felix Hernandez SEA @ CWS
6/7 8:10 PM
White Sox Batters 32-159 .201 2 10 12 11 40 .283 .252 .534
Dan Haren LAA vs TB
6/7 10:05 PM
Rays Batters 31-141 .220 4 7 7 8 36 .321 .261 .582

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ PIT
6/7 7:05 PM
Kevin Correia 11-47 .234 1 4 6 1 7 .383 .250 .633
Jason Varitek - C BOS @ NYY
6/7 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 5-20 .250 0 2 1 1 5 .350 .286 .636
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS @ NYY
6/7 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-11 .182 0 0 3 1 3 .182 .250 .432
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE vs MIN
6/7 7:05 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-13 .231 0 0 1 0 5 .231 .231 .462
Matt LaPorta - 1B CLE vs MIN
6/7 7:05 PM
Francisco Liriano 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
Grady Sizemore - OF CLE vs MIN
6/7 7:05 PM
Francisco Liriano 3-22 .136 0 0 2 4 8 .136 .269 .405
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ PHI
6/7 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 3-17 .176 1 3 1 1 3 .471 .222 .693
Tony Gwynn Jr. - OF LAD @ PHI
6/7 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 2-11 .182 0 0 1 1 3 .182 .250 .432
James Loney - 1B LAD @ PHI
6/7 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 3-15 .200 0 1 1 3 2 .267 .316 .583
Aaron Miles - 2B LAD @ PHI
6/7 7:05 PM
Roy Oswalt 3-17 .176 0 1 0 0 2 .235 .176 .411
Jorge Posada - C NYY vs BOS
6/7 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-21 .190 0 0 0 2 6 .190 .261 .451
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs BOS
6/7 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-25 .160 2 4 4 4 8 .480 .290 .770
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs BOS
6/7 7:05 PM
Jon Lester 4-24 .167 1 1 2 2 9 .292 .231 .523
Kosuke Fukudome - OF CHC @ CIN
6/7 7:10 PM
Edinson Volquez 1-10 .100 0 1 0 2 1 .200 .250 .450
Chris Coghlan - OF FLA vs ATL
6/7 7:10 PM
Tommy Hanson 2-15 .133 0 0 0 1 5 .133 .188 .321
Lance Berkman - 1B STL @ HOU
6/7 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 3-18 .167 1 1 3 7 5 .333 .400 .733
Yadier Molina - C STL @ HOU
6/7 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 5-25 .200 1 1 4 1 4 .320 .231 .551
Colby Rasmus - OF STL @ HOU
6/7 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .167 .258
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS vs SEA
6/7 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-11 .182 0 1 0 1 1 .273 .250 .523
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS vs SEA
6/7 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-26 .192 0 3 0 1 6 .308 .222 .530
Alexis Rios - OF CWS vs SEA
6/7 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 4-20 .200 0 0 3 0 7 .200 .200 .400
Mark Teahen - 3B CWS vs SEA
6/7 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-16 .188 0 1 0 1 7 .250 .235 .485
Omar Vizquel - 3B CWS vs SEA
6/7 8:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 1-13 .077 0 0 1 3 3 .077 .250 .327
Casey Kotchman - 1B TB @ LAA
6/7 10:05 PM
Dan Haren 7-30 .233 0 0 1 1 3 .233 .258 .491
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ LAA
6/7 10:05 PM
Dan Haren 1-17 .059 0 0 1 0 6 .059 .056 .115
Jerry Hairston Jr. - SS WAS @ SF
6/7 10:15 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 2-14 .143 0 1 2 2 4 .214 .250 .464
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ SF
6/7 10:15 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 0-14 .000 0 0 0 3 7 .000 .176 .176
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Kevin Correia PIT vs Ari
6/7 7:05 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 59-201 .293 9 22 23 19 34 .499 .358 .856
Doug Davis CHC @ Cin
6/7 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 37-103 .359 4 12 12 19 21 .571 .452 1.023
 


Recommended Pickup

Dee Gordon, SS, LA - The Dodgers recalled Devaris (Dee) Gordon as part of a half-dozen transactions Monday, and while he wasn't in Monday's lineup, he should immediately be a factor in the Dodgers' starting shortstop picture with Rafael Furcal (shoulder) back on the disabled list. Gordon's footspeed earned him a place on many pre-season top-100 prospect lists, and that should continue to be an asset in the major leagues. He had already racked up 22 steals (to just three caught stealings) through 50 games at Triple-A Albuquerque, where he was also OBP-ing .361. Gordon could be a speedy remedy for owners who are now without guys like Furcal, Hanley Ramirez (DL) or Jimmy Rollins (day-to-day).

Other recent recommendations: Freddie Freeman, Adam Kennedy, Brian Matusz, Ben Revere, Jon Jay, Chris Iannetta.

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