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Sunday Lineup Card: Reddick at the Bat

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Sunday's Starters
Mariners (Millwood – R) at Yankees (Pettitte – L), 1:05
Mets (Niese – L) at Marlins (Zambrano – R), 1:10
Nationals (Jackson – R) at Reds (Arroyo – R), 1:10
Padres (Suppan – R) at Phillies (Hamels – L), 1:35
Astros (Rodriguez – L) at Pirates (Burnett – R), 1:35
Indians (Masterson – R) at Red Sox (Bard – R), 1:35
Rays (Shields – R) at Orioles (Arrieta – R), 1:35
Cuibs (Samardzija – R) at Brewers (Estrada – R), 2:10
Royals (Duffy – L) at White Sox (Humber – R), 2:10
Blue Jays (Romero – L) at Twins (Diamond – L), 2:10
Braves (Hanson – R) at Cardinals (Lynn – R), 2:15
Tigers (Verlander – R) at Athletics (Parker – R), 4:05
Rockies (White – R) at Dodgers (Lilly – L), 4:10
Giants (Zito – L) at Diamonbacks (Saunders – L), 4:10
Angels (Weaver – R) at Rangers (Feliz – R), 8:05
Day Game After Night Game: HOU, PIT, SD, PHI, TB, BAL, CLE, BOS, KC, CHW, TOR, MIN, WAS, CIN, ATL, STL, DET, OAK, SF, AZ, COL, LAD


Injuries

Day-to-Day
David Ortiz, DH, BOS – (Heel) Played through bruised heel Saturday.
Yorvit Torrealba, C, TEX – (Head) Did not play Saturday.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB – (Knee) Continues to be used only as pinch-hitter due to soreness in knee. Encouraging that they've used him and not placed him on DL.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC – (Hamstring) Sat out Saturday's game to rest his hamstring.
Ryan Raburn, 2B, DET – (Back) Sat out Saturday's game with a sore back.
Drew Pomeranz, P, COL – (Thigh) Optioned to Triple-A Friday.
Troy Tulowitzski, SS, COL – (Groin) Played Friday and Saturday.
Rickie Weeks, 2B, MIL – (Wrist) Sat out Saturday.
Kyle Lohse, P, STL – (Hamstring) No discomfort Friday. Still scheduled to make his next start.

Disabled List
Jose Lobaton, C, TB – (Shoulder) Started rehab Saturday. Could return by the end of May.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS – (Elbow) Made fourth rehab start Saturday.
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY – (Elbow) May not be ready to return to action until mid-June.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS – (Back) Could start swinging a bat soon. No strong date set for return, yet .
Scott Sizemore, 3B, OAK – (Knee) Remains out for the season.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA – (Chest/Foot) Resting his foot for a few days, and his prospects to contribute any time soon sputter.
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL – (Oblique) Placed on 15-day DL Saturday. Could return after minimum 15 days.
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE – (Wrist) Placed on 15-day DL Saturday with sore right wrist.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Wrist) Took 30 swings without issue Saturday. Hopes to return when eligible Tuesday.
Nick Masset, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Still hasn't been cleared to throw, putting an early-June return in doubt.
Jerry Hairston, 3B, LAD – (Hamstring) Placed on the 15-day DL Friday. May only need the minimum 15 days.
Bill Bray, P, CIN – (Groin) Improving in rehab, but no firm date has been set for return to middle relief role.
Ryan Theriot, SS, SF – (Elbow) Placed on 15-day DL Friday.
Cory Luebke, P, SD – (Elbow) Had an appointment with Dr. Lewis Yocum Thursday. Status in question for the rest of the season. Possibility of Tommy John surgery looms.
Juan Rivera, OF, LAD – (Hamstring) Has a completely torn hamstring and will miss 2-8 weeks. That's an asinine timetable, and he should be expected to miss closer to eight weeks than two.
Dan Hudson, P, AZ – (Shoulder) Could make rehab start within next two weeks. Will not return to majors before May 27.
Chris Young, OF, AZ – (Shoulder) Will play in rehab games Monday and Tuesday, opening the possibility that he could return to action as early as Wednesday.
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ – (Ankle) No firm timetable given for his return.
Michael Martinez, 2B, PHI – (Foot) Transferred to 60-day DL. Still aiming for an early-June return.
Jim Thome, 1B, PHI – (Back) No date given for his return, yet.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI – (Achilles) Taking live batting practice, but still no date set for return.
Scott Linebrink, P, STL – (Shoulder) No return date set.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL – (Calf) Hopes to be activated Sunday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL – (Shoulder) Unlikely to return before the All-Star break.
Carlos Marmol, P, CHC – (Hamstring) Could return after minimum 15-days. No tear shown in MRI.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD – (Knee) Suffered a setback, putting his return next week in doubt.

Transactions 

Placed on the 15-day DL
Michael Martinez, 2B, PHI – transferred to 60-day DL
Carlos Marmol, P, CHC
Josh Tomlin, P, CLE
Austin Romine, C, NYY – transferred to the 60-day DL
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK

Activated from DL
Greg Holland, P, KC

Optioned to Triple-A
Erik Kratz, C, PHI
Jason Donald, 2B, CLE
Nathan Adcock, P, KC

Called Up
Mike Fontenot, SS, PHI
Casey Coleman, P, CHC
Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Jose Lopez, 2B, CLE
Bill Hall, 3B, BAL
Josh Donaldson, 3B, OAK
Mike Constanzo, 3B, CIN

Traded
Jeff Larish, 1B, PIT – from BOS (assigned to minors)
Scott Podsednik, OF, BOS – from PHI
Michael Belifore, P, BAL – from AZ (assigned to minors)

Signed
Doug Davis, P, KC
Feliz Pie, OF, ATL – (assigned to minors)

Outrighted
Matt Maloney, P, MIN

Designated for Assignment
Nick Weglarz, OF, CLE


Closer Watch

Los Angeles Angels – Scott Downs finally got into a game Saturday and got his third save of the season. He was sidelined early in the week with a knee injury, and then he simply wasn't needed until Saturday. Ernesto Frieri pitched 1.2 innings to nearly earn the save Saturday before Downs was brought in to get the last out and steal Frieri's fire. (“Frieri's Fire” is TM and copyright Kyle McKeown 2012.) While Downs is the man to own for saves right now, there's a belief in some fantasy circles that Frieri's ability to miss bats could put him in position to wrest the closing duties from Downs at some point. Jordan Walden still remains a possibility to reclaim the closer gig, too.

Miami – Heath Bell is the closer again. Feel free to drop Steve Cishek and Eduardo Mujica by the seashore.

Oakland Athletics – Grant Balfour has had his closer duties stripped. Brian Fuentes is the new closer in town. While Fuentes has his struggles, he's also the only option for saves in Oakland right now. Grab him.

San Diego – David Thayer is your closer of the moment in land of camouflage uniforms. He'll cede the job when Houston Street is back.


KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs SEA
5/13 1:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 12-28 .429 1 2 4 2 3 .571 .467 1.038
Raul Ibanez - OF NYY vs SEA
5/13 1:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 18-47 .383 1 8 9 4 6 .596 .431 1.027
Andruw Jones - OF NYY vs SEA
5/13 1:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 7-16 .438 2 2 7 2 1 .813 .500 1.313
Alex Rodriguez - 3B NYY vs SEA
5/13 1:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 11-33 .333 3 4 5 2 4 .636 .371 1.007
Nick Swisher - OF NYY vs SEA
5/13 1:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 14-39 .359 4 6 9 6 7 .718 .444 1.162
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs SEA
5/13 1:05 PM
Kevin Millwood 8-23 .348 1 3 1 6 6 .565 .483 1.048
Ichiro Suzuki - OF SEA @ NYY
5/13 1:05 PM
Andy Pettitte 13-32 .406 0 1 3 0 5 .438 .406 .844
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA vs NYM
5/13 1:10 PM
Jon Niese 3-11 .273 1 2 2 2 2 .636 .385 1.021
Rick Ankiel - OF WAS @ CIN
5/13 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-19 .263 3 4 5 1 3 .789 .286 1.075
Xavier Nady - OF WAS @ CIN
5/13 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-24 .292 2 3 5 0 2 .583 .292 .875
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ CIN
5/13 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-20 .350 0 3 2 1 2 .500 .381 .881
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs TB
5/13 1:35 PM
James Shields 12-31 .387 1 7 4 0 3 .710 .387 1.097
Mike Fontenot - 2B PHI vs SD
5/13 1:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 6-16 .375 0 1 1 1 2 .438 .412 .850
Hunter Pence - OF PHI vs SD
5/13 1:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 7-17 .412 3 4 6 5 1 1.000 .545 1.545
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs SD
5/13 1:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 9-27 .333 2 4 8 3 0 .630 .400 1.030
Brian Schneider - C PHI vs SD
5/13 1:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 9-18 .500 0 2 7 4 0 .611 .591 1.202
Clint Barmes - SS PIT vs HOU
5/13 1:35 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 4-12 .333 0 2 3 2 1 .583 .467 1.050
Casey McGehee - 3B PIT vs HOU
5/13 1:35 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 8-22 .364 0 2 1 3 3 .455 .440 .895
Denard Span - OF MIN vs TOR
5/13 2:10 PM
Ricky Romero 7-14 .500 0 2 0 0 1 .643 .500 1.143
Justin Upton - OF ARI vs SF
5/13 4:10 PM
Barry Zito 5-20 .250 1 3 5 4 4 .550 .375 .925
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ LAD
5/13 4:10 PM
Ted Lilly 5-15 .333 1 3 3 3 4 .667 .444 1.111
Ramon Hernandez - C COL @ LAD
5/13 4:10 PM
Ted Lilly 6-17 .353 1 3 5 5 2 .706 .500 1.206
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF @ ARI
5/13 4:10 PM
Joe Saunders 9-21 .429 0 0 0 0 2 .429 .429 .858
Mitch Moreland - 1B TEX vs LAA
5/13 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 4-11 .364 2 3 2 1 3 1.000 .417 1.417
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
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OBP
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Jon Niese NYM @ MIA
5/13 1:10 PM
Marlins Batters 14-67 .209 1 7 9 10 8 .345 .326 .671
Cole Hamels PHI vs SD
5/13 1:35 PM
Padres Batters 16-79 .203 1 6 5 2 22 .309 .222 .531

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Omar Infante - 2B MIA vs NYM
5/13 1:10 PM
Jon Niese 3-18 .167 0 2 2 1 2 .278 .211 .489
David Wright - 3B NYM @ MIA
5/13 1:10 PM
Carlos Zambrano 3-24 .125 0 0 3 4 11 .125 .241 .366
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ CIN
5/13 1:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-23 .174 1 1 2 2 3 .304 .296 .600
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs TB
5/13 1:35 PM
James Shields 3-16 .188 1 2 3 1 1 .438 .235 .673
Jed Lowrie - SS HOU @ PIT
5/13 1:35 PM
A.J. Burnett 2-12 .167 0 1 0 0 4 .250 .167 .417
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs SD
5/13 1:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 1-11 .091 0 0 1 3 1 .091 .267 .358
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI vs SD
5/13 1:35 PM
Jeff Suppan 2-11 .182 0 1 0 0 1 .273 .182 .455
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT vs HOU
5/13 1:35 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .200
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT vs HOU
5/13 1:35 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-11 .182 0 0 1 2 3 .182 .308 .490
Orlando Hudson - 2B SD @ PHI
5/13 1:35 PM
Cole Hamels 4-20 .200 0 1 0 0 7 .250 .200 .450
Carlos Beltran - OF STL vs ATL
5/13 2:15 PM
Tommy Hanson 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .167
Marco Scutaro - SS COL @ LAD
5/13 4:10 PM
Ted Lilly 1-11 .091 0 1 0 0 1 .182 .091 .273
Troy Tulowitzki - SS COL @ LAD
5/13 4:10 PM
Ted Lilly 3-16 .188 0 0 0 1 5 .188 .235 .423
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs LAA
5/13 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 8-46 .174 0 3 2 0 9 .239 .204 .443
David Murphy - OF TEX vs LAA
5/13 8:05 PM
Jered Weaver 5-28 .179 0 1 1 1 8 .214 .200 .414
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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RBI
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BB K Opp
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OBP
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OPS
Kevin Millwood SEA @ NYY
5/13 1:05 PM
Yankees Batters 95-279 .341 14 35 46 36 45 .575 .416 .991
Bronson Arroyo CIN vs Was
5/13 1:10 PM
Nationals Batters 33-106 .311 6 13 18 5 13 .548 .350 .898
Jeff Suppan SD @ Phi
5/13 1:35 PM
Phillies Batters 46-139 .331 5 13 24 18 6 .506 .409 .914
Ted Lilly LAD vs Col
5/13 4:10 PM
Rockies Batters 26-101 .257 6 15 15 11 26 .565 .330 .895
 


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