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Tuesday Lineup Card: The Ride of Ben Revere

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)

Rays (James Shields - R) v Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 1:05
Twins (Nick Blackburn - R) v Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 7:05
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R) v Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R), 7:05
Reds (Mike Leake - R) v Nationals (Chien-Ming Wang - R), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R) v Phillies (Roy Halladay - R), 7:05
Rays (Jeff Niemann - R) v Red Sox (Erik Bedard - L), 7:10
Giants (Jonathan Sanchez - L) v Braves (Randall Delgado - R), 7:10
Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R) v Astros (Brett Myers - R), 8:05
Yankees (Ivan Nova - R) v Royals (Danny Duffy - L), 8:10
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) v White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R), 8:10
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) v Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R) v Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 8:40
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) v Angels (Tyler Chatwood - R), 10:05
Orioles (Brian Matusz - L) v A's (Guillermo Moscoso - R)
Mets (Jon Niese - L) v Padres (Cory Luebke - L), 10:05
Jays (Brad Mills - L) v Mariners (Jason Vargas - L), 10:10

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)
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN - (Neck) Not in Monday's lineup
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET - (Thumb) Out Monday
Freddy Garcia, P, NY-A - (Finger) Could make a start over the weekend
Jeff Mathis, C, ANA - (Hand) Available Monday
Victor Martinez, C, DET - (Knee) Still limited to DH duties
Denard Span, OF, MIN – (Concussion) Out Monday and has contemplated sitting for the remainder of the season
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Foot) Left Monday’s game after fouling ball off his foot
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Knee) Out Monday after trying to leg out a hit Sunday
Dontrelle Willis, P, CIN - (Forearm) Should be able to make next start
Carlos Beltran, OF, SF - (Hand) Not in Monday's lineup, doubtful for four-game series
John Lannan, P, WAS - (Knee) Knee felt tight after making a play in the field Saturday
Edwin Jackson, P, STL - (Hamstring) Hammy cramped up during Sunday's game
Brian Wilson, P, SF - (Back) Available out of the bullpen Monday
Sergio Romo, P, SF - (Elbow) Might be placed on the DL
Manny Acosta, P, NY-N – (Finger) Lost fingernail has impacted his control, DL an option

Players on the DL
Zach Britton, P, BAL - (Shoulder) Scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NY-A - (Knee) Remains on track to return to the Yankees over the weekend.
Jordan Schaefer, OF, HOU - (Finger) Took BP prior to Sunday's game, but still has some swelling
Jair Jurrjens, P, ATL - (Knee) Threw before Sunday's game without issue, should be able to start Weds
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT - (Quadriceps) Expected to be activated Monday, but not in the lineup
Johan Santana, P, NY-N – (Shoulder) Returned to team’s Florida facility to resume his rehab, small chance he pitches for Mets in September
Chris Young, P, NY-N – (Shoulder) Not sure if he will be ready for the start of 2012 season
Kenley Jansen, P, LA – (Chest) Rehab assignment will begin Saturday
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N – (Hamstring) Took part in pre-game drills but still no timetable

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

Sent Down
Will Rhymes, 2B, DET
Edgar Gonzalez, P, COL (DFA)

Called Up
Mike McCoy, SS, TOR
Rene Tosoni, OF, MIN
Scott Maine, P, CHI-N
J.C. Romero, P, COL

Activated from DL
NA

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Rajai Davis, OF, TOR

Released
Brian Bruney, P, CHI-A

Traded
Delmon Young, OF, DET
Cole Nelson, MIN

Signed
Dave Bush, P, PHI (minor league contract)


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

San Francisco - Ramon Ramirez poached a save against the Marlins on Sunday with Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo unavailable. Wilson is expected to be ready in a save situation Monday, but Romo may be headed to the DL, which would leave Ramirez as the Giants' second option.

Baltimore - Jim Johnson recorded three outs against the Tigers on Sunday to pick up the save after closer Kevin Gregg allowed four runs and six base runners without an out. Johnson is probably the Orioles' second option in the ninth inning now that Koji Uehara is in Texas, and he could overtake Gregg in 2012.


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields 12-33 .364 3 10 11 6 6 .848 .462 1.310
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields 13-30 .433 2 4 4 1 1 .700 .469 1.169
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 11-24 .458 2 3 10 1 2 .750 .480 1.230
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 3-10 .300 0 2 0 2 3 .500 .417 .917
Magglio Ordonez - OF DET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 7-19 .368 1 1 2 0 1 .526 .368 .894
Jason Kubel - OF MIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 12-35 .343 0 5 9 4 8 .486 .400 .886
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 16-45 .356 3 6 9 9 8 .622 .463 1.085
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 9-33 .273 2 6 4 5 8 .576 .368 .944
Denard Span - OF MIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 13-34 .382 0 3 0 0 2 .500 .382 .882
Jim Thome - DH MIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 11-43 .256 7 7 11 14 11 .744 .439 1.183
Ryan Doumit - C PIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 7-22 .318 2 6 4 1 5 .773 .348 1.121
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 4-12 .333 1 2 1 1 2 .667 .385 1.052
Marlon Byrd - OF CHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 9-23 .391 1 3 4 2 2 .609 .423 1.032
Tyler Colvin - OF CHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 5-17 .294 2 4 2 0 5 .765 .294 1.059
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 6-33 .182 3 3 3 1 14 .455 .206 .661
Carlos Lee - OF HOU vs CHC
8/16 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 14-39 .359 2 5 7 1 6 .590 .357 .947
Shin-Soo Choo - OF CLE @ CWS
8/16 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 6-14 .429 1 1 9 3 3 .643 .529 1.172
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs TEX
8/16 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 5-15 .333 1 2 1 0 2 .600 .333 .933
Torii Hunter - OF LAA vs TEX
8/16 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 2-10 .200 1 1 2 3 2 .500 .385 .885
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Erik Bedard BOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
Rays Batters 9-62 .145 2 3 6 5 14 .254 .209 .463
Ryan Dempster CHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Astros Batters 21-71 .296 5 9 15 2 15 .561 .314 .875
Brett Myers HOU vs CHC
8/16 8:05 PM
Cubs Batters 40-172 .233 8 16 20 5 50 .420 .255 .675

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields 4-24 .167 0 0 0 1 4 .167 .200 .367
Jason Varitek - C BOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields 5-27 .185 1 1 5 1 9 .296 .214 .510
Kevin Youkilis - 1B BOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields 3-31 .097 0 1 0 3 9 .129 .200 .329
Johnny Damon - OF TB @ BOS
8/16 1:05 PM
Erik Bedard 3-20 .150 0 1 1 2 1 .200 .227 .427
B.J. Upton - OF TB @ BOS
8/16 1:05 PM
Erik Bedard 4-23 .174 1 1 3 2 8 .304 .240 .544
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn 3-20 .150 0 0 4 1 5 .150 .182 .332
Michael Cuddyer - OF MIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 9-47 .191 1 2 5 1 9 .277 .224 .501
Ronny Cedeno - SS PIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 3-20 .150 1 2 1 1 2 .350 .190 .540
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter 3-14 .214 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .214 .500
Dave Ross - C ATL vs SF
8/16 7:10 PM
Jonathan Sanchez 2-11 .182 1 1 2 0 8 .455 .182 .637
Koyie Hill - C CHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 1-10 .100 0 1 1 0 7 .200 .100 .300
Aramis Ramirez - 3B CHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers 9-40 .225 2 4 6 1 11 .425 .244 .669
Humberto Quintero - C HOU vs CHC
8/16 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster 3-16 .188 1 1 3 1 5 .375 .235 .610
Travis Hafner - DH CLE @ CWS
8/16 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd 1-11 .091 0 1 0 1 2 .182 .167 .349
Omar Vizquel - 3B CWS vs CLE
8/16 8:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 1 .200 .182 .382
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Justin Verlander DET vs Min
8/16 7:05 PM
Twins Batters 73-254 .287 13 29 39 33 53 .523 .369 .892
Chad Billingsley LAD @ Mil
8/16 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 21-73 .288 0 4 5 10 9 .350 .373 .723
 


Recommended Pickup

Ben Revere, OF, MIN - We’ve already profiled Revere twice this season, once when the Twins recalled him and once when he replaced an injured Denard Span in center field, but it’s warranted to re-highlight him in the wake of Delmon Young’s trade away from the Twins and the prospect that Span sits for the rest of the year. Said dump should guarantee Revere a starting gig for the remainder of the regular season, and it puts him in excellent position to win a job out of camp in 2012. Revere stole 14 bases on 19 tries while making 44 starts for the injured Span earlier this year, and his .302 OBP over that stretch isn’t horrible when you consider he only had 44 hits over that stretch. His contributions to the power categories will be negligible, but his speed is legit, and now’s the time to grab him if his previous owner dumped him earlier in the month when he lost his starting gig.
Other recent recommendations: Brandon Belt, Brandon Allen, Rafael Betancourt, J.D. Martinez, Robinson Chirinos


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