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Tuesday Lineup Card: Injuries Piling Up

Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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Tuesday's Starters

D-Backs (Trevor Cahill - R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R), 7:05
Orioles (Brian Matusz - L) at Yankees (Phil Hughes - R), 7:05
Royals (Luke Hochevar - R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Rangers (Neftali Feliz - R) at Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison - R), 7:07
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo - R), 7:10
A's (Jarrod Parker - R) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L), 7:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Braves (Brandon Beachy - R), 7:10
Mariners (Hector Noesi - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 7:10
Mets (Jon Niese - L) at Astros (J.A. Happ - L), 8:05
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) at White Sox (Chris Sale - L), 8:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton - R) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 8:15
Dodgers (Ted Lilly - L) at Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 8:40
Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R) at Padres (Edinson Volquez - R), 10:05
Twins (Francisco Liriano - L) at Angels (Jerome Williams - R), 10:05
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R) at Giants (Matt Cain - R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None 

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Evan Longoria, OF, TAM -- Removed from Monday's game after a slide with knee soreness.
Nick Swisher, OF, NYY -- (Hamstring) Hopes to return Thursday, may be out until next week.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL -- (Oblique) Did not play Monday due to soreness; likely sitting again Tuesday.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS -- (Back) Late scratch from Monday's lineup.
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX -- (Back) Held out of the starting lineup Monday, did not pinch hit.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN -- (Knee) Kept out of the lineup Monday after fouling a ball off his leg Sunday.
Miguel Olivo, C, SEA -- Suffered an apparent groin injury making a throw to first base Monday night.
Juan Rivera, OF, LAD -- (Hamstring) Sat out fifth straight game Monday.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI -- Missed Monday's game with an illness.
Frank Francisco, RP, NYM -- (Hamstring) Unavailable Monday night, may only miss one game.
Carlos Lee, 1B, HOU -- (Ankle) Available to pinch-hit Monday, could start Tuesday.
Endy Chavez, OF, BAL -- (Abdomen) Served as a pinch-runner in Monday's loss to the Yankees.

Disabled List

Cliff Lee, SP, PHI -- (Abdomen) Hasn't thrown a bullpen session yet; won't be activated when eligible Friday.
Dan Hudson, SP, ARI -- (Shoulder) Will ramp up throwing activities this week.
Doug Fister, SP, DET -- (Upper Body) Could return to rotation as early as May 8.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD -- (Knee) Beginning rehab assignment at Triple-A. Likely to take more than seven games.
Brad Lidge, RP, WAS -- (Abdomen) Hernia surgery Tuesday, will resume throwing in three weeks.
Stephen Drew, SS, ARI -- (Ankle) Scheduled for three extended spring games this week.
Kerry Wood, RP, CHC -- (Shoulder) Coming off the disabled list Thursday.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS -- (Elbow) Scheduled to make third rehab start Friday.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL -- (Concussion) Progressing, but still no timetable for rehab games.
Tim Stauffer, SP, SD -- (Triceps) Tossed 3.2 innings in a rehab start Sunday.
Luis Marte, RP, DET -- (Hamstring) Throwing from a mound again in rehab work.
Mike Pelfrey, SP, NYM -- (Elbow) Will have Tommy John surgery Tuesday.

Transactions 

Signed
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK
Hideki Matsui, OF, TAM (minor league deal)

Activated from DL
Andres Torres, OF, NYM
Todd Coffey, RP, LAD
Marwin Gonzalez, SS, HOU (Paternity List)

Optioned to Triple-A
Luke Hughes, INF, OAK (DFA)
Chris Coghlan, OF, MIA
Mike Dunn, RP, MIA
Joe Martinez, RP, ARI
Jordan Lyles, SP, HOU
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, LA
Zach Lutz, 1B, NYM
Evan Meek, RP, PIT

Called Up
Pat Corbin, SP, ARI
Bryan Peterson, OF, MIA
Dan Jennings, RP, MIA

Placed on DL
Geoff Blum, 3B, ARI (moved to 60-day DL)

Closer Watch

Heath Bell struggled in a non-save situation Monday against Arizona. Otherwise, all is quiet on the closer front heading into the final innings of the west coast games Monday night.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ NYY
5/1 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes 9-26 .346 1 4 6 1 5 .577 .370 .947
Alex Avila - C DET vs KC
5/1 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 5-12 .417 1 1 1 1 3 .667 .462 1.129
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs KC
5/1 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 10-20 .500 2 3 7 1 3 .850 .524 1.374
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs KC
5/1 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 4-18 .222 2 4 5 1 5 .667 .263 .930
Ramon Santiago - 2B DET vs KC
5/1 7:05 PM
Luke Hochevar 3-11 .273 1 1 1 0 3 .545 .333 .878
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS KC @ DET
5/1 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 6-17 .353 1 1 4 0 0 .529 .353 .882
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs BAL
5/1 7:05 PM
Brian Matusz 6-15 .400 1 2 2 0 2 .667 .400 1.067
Derek Jeter - SS NYY vs BAL
5/1 7:05 PM
Brian Matusz 7-17 .412 0 3 0 1 1 .588 .444 1.032
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs BAL
5/1 7:05 PM
Brian Matusz 3-12 .250 1 3 4 1 2 .667 .267 .934
Chipper Jones - 3B ATL vs PHI
5/1 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 9-30 .300 2 6 6 6 5 .633 .417 1.050
David Wright - 3B NYM @ HOU
5/1 8:05 PM
J.A. Happ 6-11 .545 3 5 6 1 2 1.545 .583 2.128
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ STL
5/1 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 6-15 .400 0 2 0 1 2 .533 .438 .971
Nate McLouth - OF PIT @ STL
5/1 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 5-13 .385 0 1 1 3 3 .462 .500 .962
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL vs PIT
5/1 8:15 PM
Charlie Morton 7-14 .500 0 1 1 2 0 .571 .563 1.134
Todd Helton - 1B COL vs LAD
5/1 8:40 PM
Ted Lilly 5-15 .333 1 3 3 3 4 .667 .444 1.111
Ramon Hernandez - C COL vs LAD
5/1 8:40 PM
Ted Lilly 6-17 .353 1 3 5 5 2 .706 .500 1.206
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ COL
5/1 8:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 6-11 .545 0 2 0 4 0 .727 .667 1.394
James Loney - 1B LAD @ COL
5/1 8:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 6-18 .333 0 2 6 3 2 .444 .409 .853
Ryan Braun - OF MIL @ SD
5/1 10:05 PM
Edinson Volquez 6-16 .375 1 2 2 5 3 .625 .524 1.149
Corey Hart - OF MIL @ SD
5/1 10:05 PM
Edinson Volquez 4-13 .308 1 3 6 1 3 .769 .333 1.102
Rickie Weeks - 2B MIL @ SD
5/1 10:05 PM
Edinson Volquez 6-10 .600 2 3 3 1 1 1.300 .667 1.967
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA @ SF
5/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 6-17 .353 1 3 1 2 4 .647 .421 1.068
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ SF
5/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 8-14 .571 1 5 5 2 2 1.214 .647 1.861
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs CHC
5/1 7:10 PM
Cubs Batters 24-114 .210 3 9 11 9 24 .341 .273 .614

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ NYY
5/1 7:05 PM
Phil Hughes 2-12 .167 0 0 1 1 4 .167 .231 .398
Chris Getz - 2B KC @ DET
5/1 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 2-12 .167 0 0 1 1 0 .167 .214 .381
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ DET
5/1 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 2 .091 .091 .182
Mitchell Maier - OF KC @ DET
5/1 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 3-16 .188 0 1 1 2 1 .250 .278 .528
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs BAL
5/1 7:05 PM
Brian Matusz 0-14 .000 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .125 .125
Jason Heyward - OF ATL vs PHI
5/1 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 3 .200 .273 .473
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs PHI
5/1 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 6-43 .140 1 2 3 4 13 .233 .224 .457
Reed Johnson - OF CHC @ CIN
5/1 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 3-16 .188 0 0 3 0 3 .188 .235 .423
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ CIN
5/1 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 8-42 .190 1 6 3 2 13 .381 .222 .603
Geovany Soto - C CHC @ CIN
5/1 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 2-11 .182 0 0 0 4 2 .182 .400 .582
Casey McGehee - 3B PIT @ STL
5/1 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 1-15 .067 0 0 1 1 4 .067 .125 .192
Marco Scutaro - SS COL vs LAD
5/1 8:40 PM
Ted Lilly 1-11 .091 0 1 0 0 1 .182 .091 .273
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL vs LAD
5/1 8:40 PM
Ted Lilly 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 5 .188 .235 .423
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ COL
5/1 8:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 3-20 .150 1 2 4 2 6 .350 .227 .577
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ COL
5/1 8:40 PM
Jhoulys Chacin 0-12 .000 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .077 .077
Jason Bartlett - SS SD vs MIL
5/1 10:05 PM
Shaun Marcum 3-16 .188 0 1 0 0 1 .250 .235 .485
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ SF
5/1 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .267 .481
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Luke Hochevar KC @ Det
5/1 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 28-88 .318 6 11 14 5 23 .588 .362 .951
Edinson Volquez SD vs Mil
5/1 10:05 PM
Brewers Batters 27-78 .346 6 11 16 12 15 .641 .437 1.078
Matt Cain SF vs Mia
5/1 10:15 PM
Marlins Batters 22-73 .301 2 9 7 7 16 .512 .367 .878
 

Recommended Pickup

James McDonald, SP, PIT -- With a 10-strikeout performance Monday, McDonald earned his first win over the season on the road against the Braves. Walks can be an issue for him at times, but McDonald showed signs of turning the corner during the second half last season and has quietly racked up 18 strikeouts in his last two starts against the Braves and Rockies. He'll face the Reds at home in his next second start of the week before getting a start against the Astros at PNC Park next week.

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