Projected Starters A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern):
Nationals (Edwin Jackson R) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow R), 7:07
Red Sox (Josh Beckett R) at Marlins (Josh Johnson R), 7:10
Yankees (Ivan Nova R) at Braves (Randall Delgado R), 7:10
Angels (Garrett Richards R) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano L), 10:10
Day Game After a Night Game: None
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)
Rajai Davis, OF, TOR (Finger) Not in Sundays lineup.
Kevin Millwood, P, SEA (Groin) Injury not serious, may not even miss a start.
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS (Hand) Scratched Sunday with soreness.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX (Achilles) Not in Sundays lineup.
Dayan Viciedo, OF, CHW (Hamstring) Unlikely to start in NL park in favor of Adam Dunn.
Brennan Boesch, OF< DET (Ankle) Scratched Sunday.
Octavio Dotel, P, OAK (Elbow) Likely unavailable Sunday.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (Hamstring) Was available to pinch hit Sunday but was not used.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX (Groin) Suffered a strain while running to first Sunday.
Carlos Zambrano, P, MIA (Back) Is not expected to miss a start.
Drew Stubbs, OF, CIn (Oblique) Trying to avoid DL but will miss a week.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (Back) Has tightness and missed Sundays game, expected to play Monday.
Jordan Schafer, OF, HOU (Eye) Out of Sundays lineup with pink eye.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (Back) Given Sunday off, Mondays off day will make three in a row. Manager Matheny optimistic he will be healthy after that.
Melky Cabrera, OF, SF (Hamstring) Out of Sundays lineup.
Players on the DL
Lorenzo Cain, OF, KC (Hip) Heading to Kansas City in attempt to determine what is slowing his recovery.
Danny Duffy, P, KC (Elbow) Will have Tommy John on Wednesday.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB (Hamstring) Feels good running bases, 7-10 game rehab coming up.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS (Elbow) Throwing program going well.
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS (Shoulder) 10-for-16 over last several games in rehab.
Rich Hill, P, BOS (Elbow) Soreness in arm, landed on DL.
Chris Getz, 2B, KC (Ribs) Expected to join Royals on Tuesday.
Jonathan Sanchez, P, KC (Biceps) Could return this week.
Doug Fister, P, DET (Upper Body) On pace to return Wednesday.
Dustin McGowan, P, TOR (Foot, Shoulder) Shoulder impeding rehab on foot.
Jack Hannahan, 3B, CLE (Calf) Should start rehab this week.
Drew Smyly, P, DET (Finger) Left Sundays start with a blister.
Geoff Blum, 3B, AZ (Oblique) Hitting at extended spring training, but not running yet.
Takashi Saito, P, AZ (Calf) Two good rehab appearances, but not being activated soon.
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ (Ankle) 2-for-5 with a HR in his second rehab game.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (Groin) Fielding, running and hitting, rehab could come this week.
Juan Nicasio, P, COL (Knee) Threw on flat ground, still has some tightness.
Bill Bray, P, CIN (Groin) Started rehab in Low-A.
Geovany, Soto, C, CHC (Knee) Will begin rehab Monday at Triple-A.
Jaime Garcia, P, STL (Shoulder) Hoping to avoid surgery, out two months at least.
Welington Castillo, C, CHC (Knee) Playing first base in rehab.
Carlos Lee, OF, HOU (Hamstring) Appears to be on track to return on June 17.
Tim Stauffer, P, SD (Elbow) Moved to 60-day DL, nowhere near return.
Marco Estrada, P, MIL (Quadriceps) Expects to begin rehab this week.
Matt Carpenter, 3B, STL (Oblique) Will rehab soon.
Scott Rolen, 3B, CIN (Shoulder) Took batting practice Sunday, still no timetable.
Transactions - Players that have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.
Julio Teheran, P, ATL
Joe Kelly, P, STL
Gaby Sanchez, 1B, MIA
Mark Melancon, P, BOS
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL
Brad Boxberger, P, SD
Donnie Murphy, 3B, MIA designated for assignment
J.C. Boscan, C, ATL
Steven Hill, C, STL
Jose Costanza, OF, STL
Ryota Igarashi, P, NYY
Andrew Cashner, P, SD
Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Chris Carpenter, P, STL transferred to 60-day DL
Rich Hill, P, BOS
Tim Stauffer, P, SD
Activated from DL
Freddy Garcia, P, NYY from bereavement list
Closer Watch - A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (check out our Closer Grid with the link to the left).
Milwaukee It seemed like John Axford had turned things around of late. He reversed course again Sunday. Axford allowed three runs before he was yanked for Jose Veras. Veras notched the save on two strikeouts and a walk.
New York Yankees Rafael Soriano blew a save for the first time this season. He was pulled for Boone Logan, who picked up the win.
Pittsburgh Joel Hanrahan had pitched the last three days, so he got a day off. Jason Grilli stepped in to pick up Sundays save.
KEY MATCHUPS: HOT
|Hot Batter Matchups||At-Bats||AVG||HR||XBH||RBI||BB||K||SLG||OBP||OPS|
|Colby Rasmus - OF||TOR vs WAS
6/11 7:07 PM
|Adrian Gonzalez - 1B||BOS @ MIA
6/11 7:10 PM
|Torii Hunter - OF||LAA @ LAD
6/11 10:10 PM
|Albert Pujols - 1B||LAA @ LAD
6/11 10:10 PM
|Hot Pitcher Matchups||At-Bats||Opp
KEY MATCHUPS: COLD
|Cold Batter Matchups||At-Bats||AVG||HR||XBH||RBI||BB||K||SLG||OBP||OPS|
|Jose Reyes - SS||MIA vs BOS
6/11 7:10 PM
|Cold Pitcher Matchups||At-Bats||Opp