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

Astros (Wandy Rodriguez – L) at Pirates (Jeff Karstens – R), 7:05
Cubs (Ramon Ortiz – R) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler – R), 7:05
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R) at Braves (Derek Lowe – R), 7:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels – L) at Marlins (Chris Volstad – R), 7:10
Yankees (CC Sabathia – L) at Indians (Carlos Carrasco – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Brett Cecil – L) at Red Sox (Jon Lester – L), 7:10
Reds (Edinson Volquez – R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L), 7:15
Orioles (TBA) at Rangers (Matt Harrison – L), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Zach Duke – L) at Brewers (Randy Wolf – L), 8:10
Rays (James Shields – R) at Twins (Scott Baker – R), 8:10
Royals (Felipe Paulino – R) at White Sox (Jake Peavy – R), 10:05
Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R) at Athletics (Trevor Cahill – R), 10:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander – R) at Angels (Dan Haren – R), 10:05
Mets (Mike Pelfrey – R) at Dodgers (Ted Lilly – L), 10:10
Padres (Tim Stauffer – R) at Giants (Matt Cain – R), 10:15

Day game after a night game: None.


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)
Pat Burrell, OF, SF – (Foot) MRI revealed no structural damage. Pinch-hit Sunday. Injury doesn’t appear to be serious.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS – (Abdomen) Sat out Monday’s game with general soreness as a precaution.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL – (Calf) Sat out Monday.
Ryan Dempster, SP, CHC – (Stomach) Could make his next start Thursday but may be out until after the All-Star break.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS – (Elbow) Serious bruise in his left elbow that will keep him out an indefinite period of time.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Knee) Hopes to return to the lineup Tuesday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Wrist) Sat out Monday and isn’t projected to return until Wednesday.
Josh Harrison, 3B, PIT – (Head) Will undergo an exam to determine if he has a concussion Tuesday.
Jose Reyes, SS, NYM – (Hamstring) Won’t return until Tuesday at the earliest.
Cody Ross, OF, SF – (Hamstring) Will probably miss a game or two after leaving Monday’s game.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL – (Quadriceps) Left Monday’s game with tightness in his right quad.
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI – (Thumb) Will not out a second straight day Tuesday but may be ready to return Wednesday.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TOR – (Hand) Hopes to return to the lineup Wednesday.
Miguel Olivo, C, SEA – (Hamstring) Expected to be ready to return in the next couple days.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC – (Knee) Scratched from Monday’s lineup.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS – (Head) Held out for precautionary reasons Monday and will be reevaluated Tuesday.
Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY – (Triceps) Doesn’t appear as if he’ll miss any time beyond Monday.

Players on the DL
Jonathan Sanchez, SP, SF – (Biceps) Threw from flat ground Saturday for the first time since going on the DL.
Aaron Harang, SP, SD – (Foot) Started his minor league rehab assignment with Low-A Lake Elsinore on Sunday.
Brad Lidge, RP, PHI – (Shoulder) Beginning a rehab assignment with Low-A Lakewood on Monday.
Albert Pujols, 1B, PHI – (Wrist) Believes he could return to the lineup as early as Tuesday.
Gerald Laird, C, STL – (Finger) Expected to return Friday.
Eduardo Sanchez, RP, STL – (Shoulder) Should begin a rehab assignment in the middle of the week.
Ryan Madson, RP, PHI – (Hand) Will not return until after the All-Star break.
Marcos Mateo, RP, CHC – (Elbow) Will undergo an MRI after leaving Monday’s game with an elbow injury.
Martin Prado, 2B, ATL – (Calf) Could begin a rehab assignment Tuesday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM – (Back) Won’t begin rehab games until next week.
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM – (Ankle) Will try to run next week before being reevaluated.
Johan Santana, SP, NYM – (Shoulder) May be cleared to start a rehab assignment soon.
Delmon Young, OF, MIN – (Ankle) Began a rehab assignment Monday.
John Danks, SP, CHW – (Oblique) Good chance he’ll return immediately after the All-Star break.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Will run the bases Tuesday and could return before the All-Star break.
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN – (Foot) Had a setback in his rehab and it’s unclear when he’ll return. Getting reevaluated Tuesday.
Grant Balfour, RP, OAK – (Oblique) Should return when eligible Thursday.
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS – (Back) Will see a specialist about his back soreness.
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET – (Knee) Held out of Monday’s rehab game for precautionary reasons.
Fausto Carmona, SP, CLE – (Quadriceps) MRI revealed he has a moderate strain on his right quad muscle. Will rest for two weeks.

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

Activated from DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY
Mike Napoli, C, TEX

Called Up
Casey Coleman, SP/RP, CHC
Travis Snider, OF, TOR
Eugenio Velez, OF, LAD
Cole Garner, OF, COL

Sent Down
Chris Carpenter, RP, CHC
Sean O’Sullivan, SP, KC
Clay Mortensen, SP/RP, COL
Dee Gordon, SS, LAD
Chris Dickerson, OF, NYY
Taylor Teagarden, C, TEX

Designated for Assignment
Juan Rivera, OF, TOR


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

Minnesota – Glen Perkins relieved Matt Capps in the ninth to get the final two outs and pick up the first save of his career Sunday. Capps gave up two hits, and being that he’d blown the save Saturday, manager Ron Gardenhire quickly pulled Capps from the game. He’s blown six saves while converting 13. With such a mediocre success rate this season, there’s a good chance Gardenhire could look to Perkins more often in save chances. If Joe Nathan can find the magic that he used to have, there’s a chance he could be looked to as well.

Toronto – Octavio Dotel pitched 1.2 innings after coming in with the score tied in the eighth, and despite the team being in a save situation after the eighth, Dotel was left in to finish the game. The fact that Frank Francisco wasn’t used is a reminder of the lack of a consistent closer in the Jays’ pen. When another save opportunity arises, it could be Francisco, Dotel, or Jon Rauch getting the ball.


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Hunter Pence - OF HOU @ PIT
7/5 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens 5-10 .500 1 2 2 0 0 .900 .455 1.355
Lyle Overbay - 1B PIT vs HOU
7/5 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 5-12 .417 0 2 1 0 1 .583 .417 1.000
J.D. Drew - OF BOS vs TOR
7/5 7:10 PM
Brett Cecil 2-10 .200 2 2 3 0 2 .800 .200 1.000
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs TOR
7/5 7:10 PM
Brett Cecil 3-10 .300 1 2 2 1 1 .700 .333 1.033
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS vs TOR
7/5 7:10 PM
Brett Cecil 4-10 .400 1 2 2 2 4 .800 .500 1.300
Jason Giambi - 1B COL @ ATL
7/5 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 5-20 .250 2 2 3 8 4 .550 .483 1.033
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ ATL
7/5 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 15-47 .319 2 4 5 8 3 .489 .418 .907
Ryan Howard - 1B PHI @ FLA
7/5 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 11-23 .478 6 7 9 2 4 1.304 .520 1.824
Raul Ibanez - OF PHI @ FLA
7/5 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 10-19 .526 3 4 8 2 1 1.105 .571 1.676
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ FLA
7/5 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 9-22 .409 0 2 2 2 0 .500 .458 .958
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI @ FLA
7/5 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 7-16 .438 0 4 2 4 1 .688 .550 1.238
Wilson Valdez - SS PHI @ FLA
7/5 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 5-12 .417 0 0 0 2 1 .417 .500 .917
John McDonald - 2B TOR @ BOS
7/5 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 5-15 .333 1 2 1 0 3 .600 .375 .975
Corey Patterson - OF TOR @ BOS
7/5 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 5-12 .417 1 2 3 0 2 .750 .417 1.167
Justin Upton - OF ARI @ MIL
7/5 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 3-14 .214 1 2 4 3 4 .500 .353 .853
Chris Young - OF ARI @ MIL
7/5 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 6-21 .286 1 3 2 2 8 .524 .400 .924
Billy Butler - 1B KC @ CWS
7/5 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-10 .400 3 3 3 2 3 1.300 .500 1.800
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs ARI
7/5 8:10 PM
Zach Duke 7-19 .368 2 2 2 3 0 .684 .455 1.139
Prince Fielder - 1B MIL vs ARI
7/5 8:10 PM
Zach Duke 12-36 .333 3 5 8 3 8 .639 .429 1.068
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN vs TB
7/5 8:10 PM
James Shields 6-15 .400 1 3 3 1 1 .733 .438 1.171
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs TB
7/5 8:10 PM
James Shields 8-18 .444 0 2 3 2 2 .611 .500 1.111
Jim Thome - DH MIN vs TB
7/5 8:10 PM
James Shields 8-22 .364 1 1 3 2 7 .500 .417 .917
Casey Kotchman - 1B TB @ MIN
7/5 8:10 PM
Scott Baker 4-15 .267 1 1 2 3 0 .467 .389 .856
Evan Longoria - 3B TB @ MIN
7/5 8:10 PM
Scott Baker 5-12 .417 1 3 5 0 2 .833 .417 1.250
Victor Martinez - C DET @ LAA
7/5 10:05 PM
Dan Haren 9-18 .500 1 3 4 3 5 .778 .571 1.349
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET @ LAA
7/5 10:05 PM
Dan Haren 9-22 .409 1 3 4 0 0 .636 .409 1.045
Bobby Abreu - OF LAA vs DET
7/5 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 7-22 .318 1 2 2 6 4 .500 .464 .964
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs DET
7/5 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 7-18 .389 0 1 6 2 2 .444 .429 .873
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs DET
7/5 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 12-36 .333 1 5 7 2 5 .556 .368 .924
Maicer Izturis - 3B LAA vs DET
7/5 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 9-18 .500 0 1 1 2 2 .556 .550 1.106
Vernon Wells - OF LAA vs DET
7/5 10:05 PM
Justin Verlander 6-14 .429 0 1 0 2 1 .500 .500 1.000
David DeJesus - OF OAK vs SEA
7/5 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 10-29 .345 1 4 5 2 3 .552 .387 .939
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ OAK
7/5 10:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 7-15 .467 0 2 0 2 0 .600 .556 1.156
Scott Hairston - OF NYM @ LAD
7/5 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 6-20 .300 2 2 2 0 3 .600 .300 .900
Ronny Paulino - C NYM @ LAD
7/5 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 8-16 .500 2 4 5 1 1 1.000 .529 1.529
Ryan Ludwick - OF SD @ SF
7/5 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 5-12 .417 2 3 4 3 3 1.000 .533 1.533
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
CC Sabathia NYY @ CLE
7/5 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 17-85 .200 1 6 6 7 20 .315 .261 .576
Jon Lester BOS vs TOR
7/5 7:10 PM
Blue Jays Batters 32-149 .215 3 8 10 17 44 .305 .296 .601
Scott Baker MIN vs TB
7/5 8:10 PM
Rays Batters 24-115 .209 3 11 12 8 26 .354 .267 .620

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Orlando Cabrera - SS CLE vs NYY
7/5 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 5-33 .152 0 1 3 2 6 .182 .200 .382
Shelley Duncan - OF CLE vs NYY
7/5 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000
Michael Bourn - OF HOU @ PIT
7/5 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens 2-11 .182 0 2 0 3 2 .364 .357 .721
Jeff Keppinger - 2B HOU @ PIT
7/5 7:05 PM
Jeff Karstens 2-12 .167 0 2 3 1 2 .417 .200 .617
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs HOU
7/5 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs HOU
7/5 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 3 .182 .308 .490
Scott Rolen - 3B CIN @ STL
7/5 7:09 PM
Jaime Garcia 2-10 .200 0 0 0 2 3 .200 .333 .533
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs TOR
7/5 7:10 PM
Brett Cecil 2-12 .167 1 2 2 2 2 .500 .286 .786
Seth Smith - OF COL @ ATL
7/5 7:10 PM
Derek Lowe 2-13 .154 2 2 4 1 1 .615 .214 .829
Emilio Bonifacio - OF FLA vs PHI
7/5 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 3-13 .231 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .462
Gaby Sanchez - 1B FLA vs PHI
7/5 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 1 1 1 0 4 .417 .231 .648
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ FLA
7/5 7:10 PM
Chris Volstad 4-20 .200 1 1 3 2 3 .350 .360 .710
Aaron Hill - 2B TOR @ BOS
7/5 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 2-26 .077 0 1 0 4 9 .115 .200 .315
Adam Lind - 1B TOR @ BOS
7/5 7:10 PM
Jon Lester 3-17 .176 0 1 0 1 8 .235 .222 .457
Stephen Drew - SS ARI @ MIL
7/5 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-12 .167 1 2 5 1 3 .583 .214 .797
Xavier Nady - OF ARI @ MIL
7/5 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-13 .154 1 1 2 1 2 .385 .214 .599
Wily Mo Pena - OF ARI @ MIL
7/5 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf 2-10 .200 0 0 0 0 5 .200 .200 .400
Wilson Betemit - 3B KC @ CWS
7/5 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 3-16 .188 0 3 2 3 6 .375 .316 .691
Mitchell Maier - OF KC @ CWS
7/5 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Casey McGehee - 3B MIL vs ARI
7/5 8:10 PM
Zach Duke 1-11 .091 0 0 3 2 0 .091 .214 .305
Matt Joyce - OF TB @ MIN
7/5 8:10 PM
Scott Baker 2-14 .143 1 2 2 0 5 .429 .200 .629
Kelly Shoppach - C TB @ MIN
7/5 8:10 PM
Scott Baker 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .250 .350
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ MIN
7/5 8:10 PM
Scott Baker 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .166
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB @ MIN
7/5 8:10 PM
Scott Baker 2-14 .143 0 2 0 0 3 .286 .143 .429
Coco Crisp - OF OAK vs SEA
7/5 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-25 .200 0 0 1 2 6 .200 .259 .459
Cliff Pennington - SS OAK vs SEA
7/5 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-21 .286 0 1 0 1 6 .333 .318 .651
Ryan Sweeney - OF OAK vs SEA
7/5 10:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 6-27 .222 0 1 1 0 5 .259 .222 .481
Chone Figgins - 2B SEA @ OAK
7/5 10:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 3-16 .188 0 0 0 2 2 .188 .278 .466
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA @ OAK
7/5 10:05 PM
Trevor Cahill 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 3 .273 .231 .504
Jason Bay - OF NYM @ LAD
7/5 10:10 PM
Ted Lilly 2-14 .143 0 1 0 1 3 .214 .200 .414
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD @ SF
7/5 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 2-21 .095 0 0 0 3 2 .095 .208 .303
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
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XBH
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RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jaime Garcia STL vs Cin
7/5 7:09 PM
Reds Batters 21-81 .259 3 6 11 12 15 .418 .355 .772
Chris Volstad FLA vs Phi
7/5 7:10 PM
Phillies Batters 58-162 .358 12 21 27 17 16 .652 .434 1.085
Brett Cecil TOR @ Bos
7/5 7:10 PM
Red Sox Batters 27-78 .346 7 12 11 10 13 .693 .417 1.110
Derek Lowe ATL vs Col
7/5 7:10 PM
Rockies Batters 40-152 .263 8 11 21 20 19 .447 .350 .797
Zach Duke ARI @ Mil
7/5 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 45-154 .292 8 20 25 18 13 .521 .380 .902
James Shields TB @ Min
7/5 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 26-76 .342 2 7 10 7 16 .499 .398 .897
Justin Verlander DET @ LAA
7/5 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 48-148 .324 2 11 19 16 28 .437 .396 .833
Dan Haren LAA vs Det
7/5 10:05 PM
Tigers Batters 28-83 .337 4 10 14 4 15 .558 .368 .926
Ted Lilly LAD vs NYM
7/5 10:10 PM
Mets Batters 21-76 .276 5 10 8 8 11 .532 .345 .877
 


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Recommended Pickup

Charlie Furbush, SP, DET – Furbush was given Phil Coke’s spot in the Tigers’ rotation with Coke moving back to his traditional bullpen role. The Tigers should keep Furbush in the rotation as long as he’s able to give them good starts. He was called up earlier this season to be used out of the bullpen and performed well in that role, but he excelled as a starter in Triple-A. Through 46.1 innings at Toledo this season, Furbush posted a 2.91 ERA, 0.93 WHIP, and 55:14 K:BB ratio. He has the ability to strikeout more than a batter per inning, making him potentially valuable in leagues of all sizes. Furbush made his debut in the starting rotation against the Angels on Monday and gave up three runs on five hits over 4.2 innings while striking out five and walking one. It’ll take a few starts for Furbush to get stretched out. The Tigers pulled after just 65 pitches Monday. Furbush is worth a speculative add for the next couple weeks for any team that needs more strikeouts.

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