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Tuesday Lineup Card: Casper the Friendly Outfielder

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Tigers (Doug Fister - R) at Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 7:05
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R) at Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen - L), 7:05
Athletics (Travis Blackley - L) at Blue Jays (Brett Cecil - L), 7:07
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R) at Rangers (Martin Perez - R), 8:05
Twins (Cole De Vries - R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana - L), 8:10
Royals (Will Smith - L) at Angels (Garrett Richards - R), 10:05
Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10

NL
Cubs (Paul Maholm - L) at Pirates (James McDonald - R), 7:05
Brewers (Zack Greinke - R) at Phillies (Cliff Lee - L), 7:05
Braves (Tim Hudson - R) at Marlins (Mark Buehrle - L), 7:10
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez - L) at Mets (R.A. Dickey - R), 7:10
Reds (Mike Leake - R) at Astros (Lucas Harrell - R), 8:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L) at Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R), 8:15
Rockies (TBA) at Diamondbacks (Joe Saunders - L), 9:40
Padres (Edinson Volquez - R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Nick Swisher, OF, NYY - (Hip) Will not play in the Mariners series, but is not expected to be placed on the DL.
Roy Oswalt, P, TEX - (Back) Says that he will only miss one start, but will know more after seeing a back specialist on Monday.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN - (Personal) Will not return from paternity leave until at least Tuesday.
Roberto Hernandez, P, CLE - (Suspension) Threw a bullpen session on Monday.
Trevor Plouffe, SS, MIN - (Thumb) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA - (Toe) Was wearing a walking boot and was not in the starting lineup on Monday.

NL
Jesus Flores, C, WAS - (Back) Was not in the starting lineup on Sunday after receiving treatment on a sore back.
Hanley Ramirez, 3B, MIA - (Hand) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday, but could return Tuesday.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI - (Back) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday due to back spasms.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SDP - (Wrist) Was not in the starting lineup on Monday.
Drew Pomeranz, P, COL - (Arm) Claimed his arm felt much better after playing catch and could avoid the DL.
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI - (Arm) Left Monday's game with a bruised right elbow after being hit by a pitch.

Disabled List
AL
Joba Chamberlain, P, NYY - (Ankle) Threw a bullpen session on Sunday and should return to the Yankees very soon.
Mark Lowe, P, TEX - (Abdomen) Threw his first bullpen session on Sunday.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Has added weight to his lower-body workouts and will receive another X-ray later this week to assess his progress.
Evan Longoria, 3B, TBR - (Hamstring) Will join the Rays on their upcoming road trip and increase his on-field activity.
Jordan Walden, P, LAA - (Biceps) Believes that he will be throwing again soon.
Sam Fuld, OF, TBR - (Wrist) Will likely be activated from the disabled list on Tuesday.
John Danks, P, CHW - (Shoulder) Will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE - (Back) Still believes that he will be able to play this season.
Colby Lewis, P, TEX - (Forearm) Is expected to miss the rest of the season with a torn flexor tendon.

NL
Chien-Ming Wang, P, WAS - (Hip) Made a rehab start for Double-A Harrisburg on Monday.
John McDonald, SS, ARI - (Oblique) There is still not timetable for his return.
Frank Francisco, P, NYM - (Oblique) Will begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday.
Jack Wilson, SS, ATL - (Finger) Was expected to begin a rehab assigment on Monday at Triple-A.
Jhoulys Chacin, P, COL - (Chest) Reportedly felt fine after throwing a bullpen session on Monday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD

Placed on DL
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS
Juan Oviedo, P, P

Designated for Assignment
Kelvin De La Cruz, P, DET

Optioned to Triple-A
D.J. Mitchell, P, SEA
Anthony Varvaro, P, ATL
Donnie Veal, P, CHW
Josh Wall, P, LAD

Called Up
Corey Brown, OF, WAS
Jose Constanza, OF, ATL
Martin Perez, P, TEX

Trades
Marlins traded P Anibal Sanchez, 2B Omar Infante to Tigers for P Jacob Turner, C Rob Brantly, P Brian Flynn
Mariners traded OF Ichiro Suzuki to Yankees for P D.J. Mitchell, P Danny Farquhar

Closer Watch
Royals: Jonathan Broxton is reportedly on the trade block. If he were to be traded, the Royals have a number of options that could take over the closer role in Kansas City, including Aaron Crow and Greg Holland.

Mets: Frank Francisco is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment on Tuesday. He has been on the DL since June 24 with a left oblique strain.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Prince Fielder - 1B DET @ CLE
7/24 7:05 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez 4-11 .364 0 1 2 2 4 .455 .462 .917
Clint Barmes - SS PIT vs CHC
7/24 7:05 PM
Paul Maholm 12-24 .500 2 6 9 1 1 .958 .520 1.478
Mike Napoli - C TEX vs BOS
7/24 8:05 PM
Clay Buchholz 3-10 .300 1 1 1 0 3 .600 .364 .964
Andre Ethier - OF LAD @ STL
7/24 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 7-22 .318 1 4 3 2 5 .591 .375 .966
James Loney - 1B LAD @ STL
7/24 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 8-20 .400 1 4 2 0 2 .700 .400 1.100
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs LAD
7/24 8:15 PM
Clayton Kershaw 5-15 .333 0 0 1 8 4 .333 .565 .898
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ ARI
7/24 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 4-14 .286 1 2 1 1 4 .571 .333 .904
Ramon Hernandez - C COL @ ARI
7/24 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 7-18 .389 1 2 6 1 0 .611 .421 1.032
Jayson Nix - 2B NYY @ SEA
7/24 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-10 .500 0 1 1 1 4 .600 .583 1.183
Nick Swisher - OF NYY @ SEA
7/24 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 8-34 .235 4 5 5 5 7 .618 .333 .951
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY @ SEA
7/24 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 14-47 .298 3 7 6 3 11 .574 .333 .907
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Ty Wigginton - 3B PHI vs MIL
7/24 7:05 PM
Zack Greinke 2-14 .143 0 1 0 1 2 .214 .200 .414
Ryan Zimmerman - 3B WAS @ NYM
7/24 7:10 PM
R.A. Dickey 2-10 .200 0 0 0 1 1 .200 .333 .533
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX vs BOS
7/24 8:05 PM
Clay Buchholz 1-12 .083 0 1 0 0 5 .167 .083 .250
Matt Kemp - OF LAD @ STL
7/24 8:15 PM
Adam Wainwright 2-14 .143 0 0 0 2 1 .143 .250 .393
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ ARI
7/24 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 1-11 .091 0 0 0 1 2 .091 .167 .258
Jason Giambi - 1B COL @ ARI
7/24 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 2-10 .200 0 0 1 0 3 .200 .333 .533
Marco Scutaro - SS COL @ ARI
7/24 9:40 PM
Joe Saunders 3-15 .200 0 1 0 3 2 .267 .333 .600
Eric Chavez - 3B NYY @ SEA
7/24 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 3-23 .130 0 0 1 1 7 .130 .167 .297
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ SEA
7/24 10:10 PM
Felix Hernandez 11-34 .324 1 3 1 1 13 .471 .343 .814
Chone Figgins - 3B SEA vs NYY
7/24 10:10 PM
Freddy Garcia 3-28 .107 0 0 1 5 10 .107 .242 .349
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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XBH
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RBI
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BB K Opp
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Clay Buchholz BOS @ Tex
7/24 8:05 PM
Rangers Batters 20-65 .308 5 8 8 7 17 .590 .390 .980
 

Recommended Pickup
Casper Wells, OF, SEA: With Monday's shocking trade of Ichiro Suzuki to the Yankees, a spot in the Mariners outfield just opened up. Wells is the player rumored to be benefiting most from this, as he should slot into that outfield spot more days than not. For those who have still been starting Ichiro, Wells might actually be as good of a fantasy option going forward. Both players have hit .261 on the season and, well Ichiro provides better speed, Wells has much more power potential. He has hit 27 HR in the minors before and has six this season in limited at-bats. He has been on a small power surge in the month of July with four home runs and a .500 slugging percentage. Wells won't be lighting up fantasy scoreboards, but he's a solid fantasy option if you need to round out your outfielders.

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