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Wednesday Lineup Card: Plenty of Transaction Action

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Projected Starters – A look at Wednesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Marlins (Elih Villanueva - R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 1:05 PM
Padres (Mat Latos – R) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R), 3:10 PM
Reds (Travis Wood – L) at Dodgers (Chad Billingsley – R), 3:10 PM
Indians (Fausto Carmona – R) at Tigers (Brad Penny - R), 7:05 PM
Rangers (Derek Holland – L) at Yankees (Ivan Nova – R), 7:05 PM
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez – R) at Phillies (Roy Halladay – R), 7:05 PM (DH)
Cardinals (Kyle McClellan – R) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez – R), 7:05 PM
Orioles (Jake Arrieta - R) at Blue Jays (Ricky Romero - L), 7:07 PM
Red Sox (Josh Beckett – R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 7:10 PM
Mets (Dillon Gee – R) at Braves (Tim Hudson – R), 7:10 PM
Brewers (Chris Narveson – L) at Cubs (Carlos Zambrano – R), 8:05 PM
Pirates (Charlie Morton – R) at Astros (J.A. Happ – L), 8:05 PM
White Sox (Mark Buehrle – L) at Twins (Nick Blackburn – R), 8:10 PM
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders – L), 9:40 PM
Royals (Luke Hochevar – R) at Athletics (Josh Outman – L), 10:05 PM
Angels (Ervin Santana – R) at Mariners (Erik Bedard – L) 10:05 PM

Day game after a night game: FLA, PHI, SD, COL, CIN, LAD

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

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Wrist) Out of Tuesday's lineup; likely headed to DL.
Russell Martin, C, NYY – (Back) Missed Tuesday's game; will remain out at least a couple more days.
Casey Blake, 3B, LAD – (Neck) Not in of Tuesday's lineup.
Darwin Barney, SS, CHI-N – (Knee) – Not in Tuesday's lineup.
Justin Turner, 2B, NYM – (Thumb) Injury has lingered since June 2. Out of Tuesday's lineup; should play Thursday.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS – (Upper Leg) Returned to lineup Tuesday.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT – (Oblique) Pirates will decide on DL stint Wednesday.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL – (Shoulder) Could return from DL Wednesday.
Brad Hawpe – Injured elbow in Sunday’s game.
Rick Ankiel, OF, WAS – Left Tuesday’s game with strained left intercostal muscle.

Players on the DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Calf) Should return after minimum 15 days.
Bobby Jenks, P, BOS – (Back) Threw from 90 feet on flat ground Tuesday.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS – (Forearm) Will take two days off, then attempt to throw 30 pitches in next rehab appearance.
Pedro Feliciano, P, NYY – (Shoulder) Played catch Tuesday; return targeted for early July.
Glen Perkins, P, MIN – (Oblique) Pitched at Triple-A Rochester on Tuesday.
Jim Thome, DH, MIN – (Quadriceps) Arrived in Fort Myers to continue rehab.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Knee) Indicated Monday he felt his best all season; could return later this week.
Joe Nathan, P, MIN – (Elbow) Arrived in Fort Myers to continue rehab.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN – (Leg) Could return to lineup in the next couple days.
Scott Kazmir, P, LAA – (Back) Made fifth rehab start with Triple-A Salt Lake
Jesse Litsch, P, TOR – (Shoulder) Threw two scoreless innings in a simulated game Monday.
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL – (Hip) Felt good after Tuesday’s side session.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL – (Concussion) Will not resume baseball activities until visiting doctor June 21.
Kyle Davies, P, KC – (Shoulder) Will make rehab start Saturday at Double-A.
Bruce Chen, P, KC – (Back) Will make rehab start Saturday at Triple-A.
Jake Peavy, P, CWS – (Groin) Will make rehab start Thursday; open to pitching in a relief role when activated.
Tony Pena, P, CWS – (Elbow) Will make rehab appearance Thursday.
Rich Harden, P, OAK – (Shoulder) Will throw simulated game Wednesday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM – (Back) Will be re-examined June 24; could be cleared to begin baseball activities.
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM – (Ankle) Will be re-examined June 22, may have second MRI.
Joe Beimel, P, PIT – (Elbow) Threw from a mound Tuesday; will try again in two or three days.
Nate McLouth, OF, ATL – (Oblique) Could return from DL within the next week.
Clay Hensley, P, FLA – (Shoulder) Will play catch Tuesday for first time since going on DL June 3.
Martin Prado, 2B, ATL – (Calf) Likely to miss rest of June due to staph infection.
Evan Meek, P, PIT – (Shoulder) Probably won't return until late July.
Mitch Stetter, P, MIL – (Hip) Has yet to throw from a mound since being placed on DL.
Manny Parra, P, MIL – (Elbow) Struggling to make progress in rehab but should avoid Tommy John surgery.
Brandon Kintzler, P, MIL – (Oblique) Sent for another MRI.
Takashi Saito, P, MIL – (Oblique) Continued rehab assignment with Triple-A Nashville Tuesday.
Hong-Chih Kuo, P, LA – (Illness) Could return after Wednesday’s rehab outing.
Peter Moylan, P, ATL – (Back) Resumed working out Tuesday.

Transactions – Players who 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)
Derek Jeter, SS, NY-A
Scott Cousins, OF, FLA

Activated from DL
Hanley Ramirez, SS, FLA
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF
Derrek Lee, 1B, BAL
Darnell McDonald, OF, BOS
Reed Johnson, OF, CHC

Called Up
Ramiro Pena, SS, NYY
Zach Stewart, P, TOR
Christopher Carpenter, P, CHC
Wade LeBlanc, P, SD

Sent Down
Nick Evans, 1B, NYM
Craig Stammen, P, WAS
Kyle Drabek, P, TOR
Anthony Bass, P, SD
Wyatt Toregas, C, PIT
Casey Coleman, P, CHC
Tyler Colvin, OF, CHC
Jose Ascanio, P, PIT
Nick Evans, OF, NYM

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

Tampa Bay – Kyle Farnsworth entered in the 10th inning of a tie ballgame yesterday and promptly blew it, allowing a walk-off triple from Ramon Santiago. Don't expect one game to impact Joe Maddon's usage of his bullpen too much, but it also wouldn't be shocking to see him play matchups and go to J.P. Howell in some save situations – he already has one save this year.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI vs FLA
6/15 1:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 7-22 .318 2 4 4 9 5 .682 .516 1.198
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs FLA
6/15 1:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 7-13 .538 2 4 4 0 0 1.231 .538 1.769
Chase Utley - 2B PHI vs FLA
6/15 1:05 PM
Anibal Sanchez 11-25 .440 0 4 5 2 3 .640 .500 1.140
Fred Lewis - OF CIN @ LAD
6/15 3:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 4-11 .364 0 0 0 2 3 .364 .500 .864
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ LAD
6/15 3:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 5-12 .417 0 1 2 2 1 .500 .500 1.000
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ LAD
6/15 3:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 7-16 .438 0 2 4 1 2 .563 .471 1.034
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs CLE
6/15 7:05 PM
Fausto Carmona 9-28 .321 3 3 6 2 6 .643 .355 .998
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs TEX
6/15 7:05 PM
Derek Holland 4-12 .333 1 3 5 0 1 .833 .333 1.166
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs TEX
6/15 7:05 PM
Derek Holland 6-12 .500 2 2 6 0 0 1.000 .462 1.462
Lance Berkman - 1B STL @ WAS
6/15 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 6-23 .261 2 2 5 3 5 .522 .346 .868
Albert Pujols - 1B STL @ WAS
6/15 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 12-33 .364 3 4 8 6 7 .667 .462 1.129
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL @ WAS
6/15 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 5-10 .500 0 2 0 1 0 .700 .545 1.245
Vladimir Guerrero - DH BAL @ TOR
6/15 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 8-13 .615 0 1 0 0 1 .692 .615 1.307
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TOR
6/15 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 8-23 .348 1 2 2 0 5 .522 .348 .870
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ TOR
6/15 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 8-26 .308 1 4 7 1 1 .538 .333 .871
Jason Bay - OF NYM @ ATL
6/15 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 5-15 .333 1 2 3 5 4 .600 .524 1.124
Carlos Beltran - OF NYM @ ATL
6/15 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 19-61 .311 4 7 13 8 7 .574 .391 .965
Angel Pagan - OF NYM @ ATL
6/15 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 8-15 .533 0 1 2 0 1 .600 .533 1.133
Johnny Damon - OF TB vs BOS
6/15 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 14-48 .292 2 7 9 3 9 .521 .333 .854
Casey Kotchman - 1B TB vs BOS
6/15 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 6-16 .375 1 1 2 0 3 .563 .375 .938
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs BOS
6/15 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 9-29 .310 1 4 5 1 7 .517 .333 .850
Geovany Soto - C CHC vs MIL
6/15 8:05 PM
Chris Narveson 4-10 .400 0 1 1 3 2 .500 .538 1.038
Michael Bourn - OF HOU vs PIT
6/15 8:05 PM
Charlie Morton 5-14 .357 0 2 1 1 2 .571 .400 .971
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL @ CHC
6/15 8:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 15-43 .349 3 8 7 15 7 .674 .525 1.199
Matt Diaz - OF PIT @ HOU
6/15 8:05 PM
J.A. Happ 7-12 .583 1 2 1 2 1 .917 .643 1.560
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ HOU
6/15 8:05 PM
J.A. Happ 5-14 .357 1 1 1 1 3 .571 .438 1.009
Gordon Beckham - 2B CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 6-15 .400 1 2 3 0 2 .667 .400 1.067
A.J. Pierzynski - C CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 12-32 .375 0 3 3 0 3 .469 .382 .851
Carlos Quentin - OF CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 9-24 .375 1 3 3 1 1 .583 .444 1.027
Alexei Ramirez - SS CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 10-26 .385 0 1 0 4 1 .423 .484 .907
Alexis Rios - OF CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 5-15 .333 1 2 1 0 2 .600 .333 .933
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN vs CWS
6/15 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 31-90 .344 2 12 10 3 16 .522 .375 .897
Delmon Young - OF MIN vs CWS
6/15 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 13-33 .394 3 4 5 2 3 .697 .429 1.126
Chris Young - OF ARI vs SF
6/15 9:40 PM
Madison Bumgarner 5-10 .500 0 1 1 2 2 .600 .538 1.138
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF @ ARI
6/15 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 9-21 .429 0 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .858
Miguel Tejada - SS SF @ ARI
6/15 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 6-15 .400 2 2 4 1 1 .800 .438 1.238
Torii Hunter - OF LAA @ SEA
6/15 10:10 PM
Erik Bedard 9-25 .360 2 4 6 1 5 .680 .385 1.065
Vernon Wells - OF LAA @ SEA
6/15 10:10 PM
Erik Bedard 10-29 .345 1 4 3 2 6 .552 .387 .939
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA vs LAA
6/15 10:10 PM
Ervin Santana 22-63 .349 2 7 4 5 3 .556 .397 .953
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Brad Penny DET vs CLE
6/15 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 16-77 .208 1 5 7 5 5 .309 .279 .588
Ricky Romero TOR vs BAL
6/15 7:07 PM
Orioles Batters 30-113 .266 4 11 15 4 21 .430 .290 .720
Josh Beckett BOS @ TB
6/15 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 37-136 .272 4 16 18 6 36 .448 .307 .755
Charlie Morton PIT @ HOU
6/15 8:05 PM
Astros Batters 15-63 .238 0 4 6 3 6 .314 .280 .594
Luke Hochevar KC @ OAK
6/15 10:05 PM
Athletics Batters 13-71 .183 1 7 7 5 9 .345 .237 .582

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ LAD
6/15 3:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 3-19 .158 1 1 1 1 6 .316 .200 .516
Edgar Renteria - SS CIN @ LAD
6/15 3:10 PM
Chad Billingsley 1-12 .083 0 0 1 1 3 .083 .143 .226
Orlando Cabrera - SS CLE @ DET
6/15 7:05 PM
Brad Penny 10-52 .192 1 4 6 2 2 .308 .232 .540
Yadier Molina - C STL @ WAS
6/15 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 3-14 .214 0 0 0 0 1 .214 .214 .428
Ryan Theriot - SS STL @ WAS
6/15 7:05 PM
Livan Hernandez 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .364
Luke Scott - DH BAL @ TOR
6/15 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 1-12 .083 1 1 2 0 3 .333 .077 .410
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ TOR
6/15 7:07 PM
Ricky Romero 2-13 .154 0 1 1 1 4 .231 .214 .445
Ronny Paulino - C NYM @ ATL
6/15 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .432
B.J. Upton - OF TB vs BOS
6/15 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 6-22 .273 0 3 1 1 7 .409 .304 .713
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs BOS
6/15 7:10 PM
Josh Beckett 1-10 .100 0 0 1 1 4 .100 .182 .282
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC vs MIL
6/15 8:05 PM
Chris Narveson 2-11 .182 1 1 1 1 2 .455 .250 .705
Hunter Pence - OF HOU vs PIT
6/15 8:05 PM
Charlie Morton 2-12 .167 0 0 1 1 0 .167 .231 .398
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ CHC
6/15 8:05 PM
Carlos Zambrano 9-45 .200 1 3 4 1 19 .311 .265 .576
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ HOU
6/15 8:05 PM
J.A. Happ 1-12 .083 1 1 2 1 1 .333 .154 .487
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 7-36 .194 1 1 2 3 4 .278 .256 .534
Juan Pierre - OF CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .100 .200
Mark Teahen - 3B CWS @ MIN
6/15 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn 3-19 .158 0 1 0 1 1 .211 .200 .411
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs CWS
6/15 8:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 11-55 .200 2 3 12 3 5 .327 .246 .573
Daric Barton - 1B OAK vs KC
6/15 10:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 2-11 .182 0 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .432
Hideki Matsui - DH OAK vs KC
6/15 10:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 2-10 .200 0 2 0 0 2 .400 .200 .600
Kurt Suzuki - C OAK vs KC
6/15 10:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 2-13 .154 0 1 1 0 0 .231 .154 .385
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA @ SEA
6/15 10:10 PM
Erik Bedard 5-26 .192 0 0 1 4 6 .192 .290 .482
Jack Cust - DH SEA vs LAA
6/15 10:10 PM
Ervin Santana 5-25 .200 0 1 1 10 12 .240 .429 .669
Chone Figgins - 2B SEA vs LAA
6/15 10:10 PM
Ervin Santana 3-17 .176 0 1 0 0 2 .294 .176 .470
Adam Kennedy - 2B SEA vs LAA
6/15 10:10 PM
Ervin Santana 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .364
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Anibal Sanchez FLA @ Phi
6/15 1:05 PM
Phillies Batters 52-165 .315 5 16 23 29 27 .485 .420 .905
Chad Billingsley LAD vs Cin
6/15 3:10 PM
Reds Batters 32-105 .305 2 7 16 9 22 .412 .356 .769
Livan Hernandez WAS vs StL
6/15 7:05 PM
Cardinals Batters 30-97 .309 6 9 15 10 15 .535 .374 .909
Derek Holland TEX @ NYY
6/15 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 21-65 .323 4 8 15 9 12 .570 .399 .969
 


Recommended Pickup

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