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Sunday Lineup Card: Berkman, Bonifacio to DL?

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

Projected Starters - A look at Sunday's matchups (all times Eastern):

Interleague
Marlins (Josh Johnson - R) at Indians (Derek Lowe - R), 1:05
Pirates (Kevin Correia - R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer - R), 1:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Yankees (C.C. Sabathia - L), 1:05
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Blue Jays (Henderson Alvarez - L), 1:07
Red Sox (Josh Beckett - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 1:35
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - L) at Nationals (Stephen Strasburg - R), 1:35
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Rays (David Price - L), 1:40
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Astros (Jordan Lyles - L), 2:05
Twins (Jason Marquis - R) at Brewers (Zack Greinke - R), 2:10
Diamondbacks (Wade Miley - L) at Royals (Nate Adcock - R), 2:10
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Cubs (Paul Maholm - L), 2:20
Mariners (Blake Beavan - R) at Rockies (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 3:10
Angels (Ervin Santana - R) at Padres (Anthony Bass - R), 4:05
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 4:05

National League
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse - R) at Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R), 8:05

Day Game After a Night Game: BOS/PHI, CHW/CHC, TEX/HOU, AZ/KC, LAA/SD

Injuries - A brief look at players that have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns.

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)

AL
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Illness) Missed games Friday and Saturday.
Jose Valverde, P, DET - (Back) Was unavailable Friday, no closing situation Saturday.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET - (Abdomen) Out of Saturday's lineup with a strain.
Jack Hannahan, 3B, CLE - (Back) Fielded grounders and took batting practice Saturday, still likely unavailable Sunday.
Brent Morel, 3B, CHW - (Back) Was not in Saturday's lineup, may hit DL.
Cody Ross, OF, BOS - (Foot) No break in foot, but still going to miss another day or two.
Mike Adams, P, TEX - (Illness) Looks like he was unavailable Saturday.
Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW - (Eye) Out at least a few days more.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX - (Quadriceps) Has been dealing with some tightness.

NL
David Wright, 3B, NYM - (Illness) Could be out of Sunday's game after missing Saturday.
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN - (Elbow) Out of Saturday's lineup with bruise.
Miguel Batista, P, NYM - (Back) Left Saturday's start with discomfort.
Welington Castillo, C, CHC - (Knee) MCL sprain, out 4-to-7 days.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI - (Knee) Missed another game Saturday.
Emilio Boifacio, OF, MIA - (Thumb) Likely heading to DL.
Jordan Schafer, OF, HOU - (Ankle) X-rays negative on Saturday, will miss Sunday's game and be reevaluated Monday.
Lance Berkman, 1B, STL - (Knee) Likely headed for DL.

Players on the DL

AL
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS - (Elbow) Secondary pitches don't have much movement in rehabs.
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS - (Back) 1-for-3 and played third base in Friday rehab.
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS - (Shoulder) Playing games at extended spring training, still taking it slow.
Danny Duffy, P, KC - (Elbow) Will have Tommy John surgery.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB - (Knee) Should return when eligible on May 27.
Brett Anderson, P, OAK - (Elbow) Shut down for a few days with forearm tightness.
Salvador Perez, C, KC - (Knee) Ahead of schedule and could head to extended spring training next week.
Yuniesky Betancourt, SS, KC - (Ankle) Will begin rehab next week.
Toenis Cespedes, OF, OAK - (Hand) Could start swinging bat as soon as Monday.
Everett Teaford, P, KC - (Abdomen) Scratched from Sunday's start and hit DL with a strain.
Miguel Olivo, C, SEA - (Groin) Will start rehab assignment Monday.
LaTroy Hawkins, P, LAA - (Finger) Threw on flat ground Saturday, will be reevaluated Sunday.
Mark Reynolds, 3B, BAL - (Oblique) Has no pain, should be activated as soon as he is eligible.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK - (Illness) Could be activated Monday at the earliest.
Aaron Cook, P, BOS - (Knee) Threw bullpen session Saturday.

NL
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM - (Quadriceps) Should begin rehab Monday or Tuesday, rejoin team in a week.
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ - (Ankle) Start of rehab coming soon, but has been pushed back a couple of days.
Bill Bray, P, CIN - (Groin) Back problems during rehab.
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL - (Elbow) Placed on DL as formality because he has used up rehab time, on pace to return for Rockies in mid-June.
Chien-Ming Wang, P, WAS - (Hamstring) Will pitch out of bullpen when he returns.
Mark Kotsay, OF, SD - (Back) Placed on DL.
Geovany Soto, C, CHC - (Knee) Should miss 3-to-4 weeks.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN - (Shoulder) No timetable, Reds think he may not return this year.
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD - (Knee) Placed on DL Saturday after taking a blow on an opponent's slide.

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

Called Up
Jeremy Hefner, P, NYM
Randy Wells, P, CHC
Nathan Adcock, P, KC
Juan Perez, P, MIL
Blake Tekotte, OF, SD
Ivan De Jesus, 2B, LAD

Sent Down
Jordany Valdespin, 2B, NYM
Kerry Wood, P, CHC (retired)
Matt Antonelli, 2B, NYY
Vinnie Chulk, P, MIL (designated for assignment)
Gaby Sanchez, 1B, MIA

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Geovany Soto, C, CHC
Everett Teaford, P, KC
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD

Activated from DL
None

Signed
None

Traded
Koyie Hill, C, from Reds to Cubs

Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).

Cincinnati - Sean Marshall nearly let Cincinnati's sure fire win get away on Saturday before Jose Arredondo saved the day. Now it looks like Dusty Baker is considering Aroldis Chapman as closer.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Miguel Cabrera - 1B DET vs PIT
5/20 1:05 PM
Kevin Correia 5-10 .500 1 2 5 1 0 .900 .462 1.362
Omar Infante - 2B MIA @ CLE
5/20 1:05 PM
Derek Lowe 4-11 .364 0 2 0 1 3 .636 .417 1.053
Hanley Ramirez - SS MIA @ CLE
5/20 1:05 PM
Derek Lowe 14-26 .538 1 7 3 5 4 .885 .613 1.498
Marlon Byrd - OF BOS @ PHI
5/20 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 6-15 .400 0 3 2 1 1 .600 .438 1.038
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B BOS @ PHI
5/20 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 7-10 .700 1 4 3 0 1 1.300 .700 2.000
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ PHI
5/20 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 4-11 .364 0 1 2 1 0 .455 .417 .872
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI vs BOS
5/20 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 12-44 .273 2 7 8 5 3 .523 .347 .870
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI vs BOS
5/20 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 10-32 .313 4 7 6 0 6 .781 .371 1.152
Jeff Keppinger - 2B TB vs ATL
5/20 1:40 PM
Tim Hudson 5-10 .500 0 1 0 0 2 .600 .500 1.100
Ryan Braun - OF MIL vs MIN
5/20 2:10 PM
Jason Marquis 8-18 .444 0 3 1 2 1 .611 .524 1.135
Corey Hart - OF MIL vs MIN
5/20 2:10 PM
Jason Marquis 7-17 .412 1 3 3 0 3 .765 .412 1.177
Cesar Izturis - SS MIL vs MIN
5/20 2:10 PM
Jason Marquis 9-20 .450 0 3 1 0 2 .650 .450 1.100
Nyjer Morgan - OF MIL vs MIN
5/20 2:10 PM
Jason Marquis 6-15 .400 0 1 1 1 3 .533 .471 1.004
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL vs MIN
5/20 2:10 PM
Jason Marquis 9-24 .375 2 4 8 2 3 .750 .423 1.173
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs CWS
5/20 2:20 PM
Jake Peavy 7-22 .318 3 6 7 2 8 .864 .375 1.239
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs OAK
5/20 4:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 9-29 .310 1 5 2 0 9 .552 .300 .852
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ LAD
5/20 8:05 PM
Chad Billingsley 8-23 .348 3 4 5 9 4 .783 .531 1.314
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ NYY
5/20 1:05 PM
CC Sabathia 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 7 .167 .167 .334
Emilio Bonifacio - OF MIA @ CLE
5/20 1:05 PM
Derek Lowe 2-15 .133 0 0 0 2 3 .133 .235 .368
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ CLE
5/20 1:05 PM
Derek Lowe 2-17 .118 1 1 2 1 4 .294 .167 .461
Jose Reyes - SS MIA @ CLE
5/20 1:05 PM
Derek Lowe 3-16 .188 0 1 3 2 0 .250 .278 .528
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ DET
5/20 1:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-11 .182 1 1 1 0 4 .455 .182 .637
Mike Aviles - 2B BOS @ PHI
5/20 1:35 PM
Cliff Lee 3-18 .167 0 0 0 0 3 .167 .167 .334
Placido Polanco - 3B PHI vs BOS
5/20 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 4-24 .167 0 1 2 2 3 .208 .310 .518
Brian Schneider - C PHI vs BOS
5/20 1:35 PM
Josh Beckett 4-28 .143 1 1 1 2 6 .250 .200 .450
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs ATL
5/20 1:40 PM
Tim Hudson 6-26 .231 1 2 4 1 7 .385 .259 .644
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ MIL
5/20 2:10 PM
Zack Greinke 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 4 .250 .250 .500
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ MIL
5/20 2:10 PM
Zack Greinke 5-29 .172 0 2 1 1 6 .241 .200 .441
David DeJesus - OF CHC vs CWS
5/20 2:20 PM
Jake Peavy 0-11 .000 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000
Adam Dunn - 1B CWS @ CHC
5/20 2:20 PM
Paul Maholm 3-28 .107 0 0 0 7 12 .107 .306 .413
James Loney - 1B LAD vs STL
5/20 8:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 2 .250 .167 .417
Lance Berkman - 1B STL @ LAD
5/20 8:05 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-18 .111 0 2 0 2 4 .222 .200 .422
Skip Schumaker - 2B STL @ LAD
5/20 8:05 PM
Chad Billingsley 2-10 .200 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .273 .473
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Cliff Lee PHI vs Bos
5/20 1:35 PM
Red Sox Batters 33-106 .311 2 12 16 5 19 .458 .342 .801
Jason Marquis MIN @ Mil
5/20 2:10 PM
Brewers Batters 45-119 .378 3 15 14 9 17 .589 .430 1.019
Kyle Lohse STL @ LAD
5/20 8:05 PM
Dodgers Batters 20-71 .282 0 6 6 4 4 .362 .314 .676
 

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