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Tuesday Lineup Card: Gregerson a Boon in the Short Term

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh

Noah Jarosh writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Tuesday's Starters
AL
Indians (Justin Masterson - R) at Tigers (Rick Porcello - R), 7:05
Orioles (Zach Britton - L) at Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva - R), 7:07
Yankees (Freddy Garcia - R) at Rays (Alex Cobb - R), 7:10
Twins (Scott Diamond - L) at White Sox (Jose Quintana - L), 8:10
Rangers (Matt Harrison - L) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R), 8:10
Angels (Zack Greinke - R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R), 10:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Mariners (Blake Beavan - R), 10:10

NL
Cubs (Chris Rusin - L) at Nationals (Edwin Jackson - R), 7:05
Astros (Jordan Lyles - R) at Pirates (Wandy Rodriguez - L), 7:05
Rockies (Drew Pomeranz - L) at Braves (Tommy Hanson - R), 7:10
Brewers (Shaun Marcum - R) at Marlins (Wade LeBlanc - L), 7:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R) at Reds (Mat Latos - R), 7:10
Mets (Matt Harvey - R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia - L), 8:15
Padres (Eric Stults - L) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy - R) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 10:15

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
AL
Brandon Inge, 3B, OAK - (Shoulder) May be used as a pinch-hitter until he has surgery.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY - (Calf) Took batting practice on Monday and hopes to return this week.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA - (Groin) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Jered Weaver, P, LAA - (Shoulder) Is uncertain to make his next start on Friday.
Jeff Niemann, P, TBR - (Shoulder) Will be out indefinitely.
Robinson Cano, 2B, NYY - (Hip) Dealing with left hip tightness.

NL
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - (Back) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL - (Knee) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Sean Burnett, P, WAS - (Elbow) Will sit for a couple days with irritation in his left elbow.
Brian McCann, C, ATL - (Shoulder) Received another cortisone shot for his shoulder on Saturday.
Mike Morse, OF, WAS - (Thumb) Left Monday's game with right thumb soreness.
Joaquin Arias, SS, SFG - (Calf) Was not in the lineup on Monday.
Placido Polanco, 3B, PHI - (Back) Currently is only available in an emergency.

Disabled List
AL
Scott Atchison, P, BOS - (Elbow) Was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.
Gavin Floyd, P, CHW - (Elbow) White Sox manager Robin Ventura said he does not expect Floyd to return soon.
Andy Pettitte, P, NYY - (Lower Leg) Threw a 35-pitch bullpen session, pushing off the mound harder than he had previously.
Ivan Nova, P, NYY - (Shoulder) Threw a bullpen session on Sunday.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR - (Ribs) Has been taking light batting practice over the weekend.
Jason Hammel, P, BAL - (Knee) Is expected to be activated to make the start on Thursday.
J.P. Arencibia, C, TOR - (Hand) Is still on schedule to return September 10.
Mike Napoli, C, TEX - (Quadriceps) Planned on doing agility drills on Monday.

NL
Henry Rodriguez, P, WAS - (Back) Transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday.
Chris Carpenter, P, STL - (Shoulder) Will throw a simulated game on Tuesday.
Francisco Cordero, P, HOU - (Toe) Experienced a setback in his recovery.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU - (Ankle) May be able to rehab with Double-A Corpus Christi.
Tim Byrdak, P, NYM - (Shoulder) Will be transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.
Rob Johnson, C, NYM - (Thumb) Will be transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

Transactions

Activated from DL
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY
Jason Frasor, P, TOR

Designated for Assignment
Jason Berken, P, BAL
Oscar Tejeda, OF, PIT

Optioned to Triple-A
Mark Hamburger, P, HOU

Called Up
Jeff Clement, 1B, PIT
Christian Garcia, P, WAS
Zach Phillips, P, BAL
Brandon Kintzler, P, MIL
Edgar Gonzalez, P, HOU
Zach Duke, P, WAS
Tommy Hunter, P, BAL
Randall Delgado, P, ATL
Tyson Ross, P, OAK
Chris Carpenter, P, BOS
Brett Cecil, P, TOR
Collin McHugh, P, NYM
Victor Marte, P, STL

Closer Watch
Indians: Chris Perez is expected to return to the team on Tuesday. That will end the short-lived run at closer for Vinnie Pestano.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jack Hannahan - 3B CLE @ DET
9/4 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 4-10 .400 1 2 2 2 1 .800 .500 1.300
Carlos Santana - C CLE @ DET
9/4 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 6-16 .375 3 4 4 1 5 1.000 .412 1.412
Miguel Cabrera - 3B DET vs CLE
9/4 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 7-15 .467 1 1 5 5 3 .667 .591 1.258
Billy Butler - DH KC vs TEX
9/4 8:10 PM
Matt Harrison 7-10 .700 1 2 3 1 0 1.100 .667 1.767
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ KC
9/4 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-11 .364 0 1 0 1 1 .455 .417 .871
Josh Hamilton - OF TEX @ KC
9/4 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 5-15 .333 2 4 2 3 2 .867 .444 1.311
Michael Young - 3B TEX @ KC
9/4 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 10-23 .435 1 4 5 2 0 .696 .480 1.176
Jonny Gomes - OF OAK vs LAA
9/4 10:05 PM
Zack Greinke 3-10 .300 2 3 4 2 6 1.000 .417 1.417
Seth Smith - OF OAK vs LAA
9/4 10:05 PM
Zack Greinke 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 0 .600 .400 1.000
Aubrey Huff - 1B SF vs ARI
9/4 10:15 PM
Ian Kennedy 10-27 .370 1 2 2 4 3 .519 .452 .970
Buster Posey - C SF vs ARI
9/4 10:15 PM
Ian Kennedy 6-14 .429 0 2 2 1 1 .571 .467 1.038
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Edwin Jackson WAS vs CHC
9/4 7:05 PM
Cubs Batters 20-85 .235 1 6 9 2 11 .330 .261 .591
Freddy Garcia NYY @ TB
9/4 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 22-98 .224 0 4 4 5 25 .275 .264 .538
Jon Lester BOS @ SEA
9/4 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters 16-62 .258 1 6 12 2 23 .385 .276 .661
Clayton Kershaw LAD vs SD
9/4 10:10 PM
Padres Batters 14-74 .189 0 3 6 6 19 .231 .250 .481

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Lou Marson - C CLE @ DET
9/4 7:05 PM
Rick Porcello 2-14 .143 0 1 2 0 3 .214 .143 .357
Alex Avila - C DET vs CLE
9/4 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-10 .100 0 0 2 1 4 .100 .154 .254
Brennan Boesch - OF DET vs CLE
9/4 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-15 .200 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .450
Ramon Santiago - 2B DET vs CLE
9/4 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 2 3 .100 .308 .408
Delmon Young - OF DET vs CLE
9/4 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 3-17 .176 0 1 2 0 4 .235 .167 .402
Chris Snyder - C HOU @ PIT
9/4 7:05 PM
Wandy Rodriguez 2-12 .167 0 0 2 1 6 .167 .231 .397
Nick Markakis - OF BAL @ TOR
9/4 7:07 PM
Carlos Villanueva 2-11 .182 0 0 2 1 1 .182 .250 .432
Matt Wieters - C BAL @ TOR
9/4 7:07 PM
Carlos Villanueva 0-10 .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Ludwick - OF CIN vs PHI
9/4 7:10 PM
Kyle Kendrick 1-14 .071 1 1 3 0 1 .286 .071 .357
Carlos Pena - 1B TB vs NYY
9/4 7:10 PM
Freddy Garcia 4-39 .103 0 0 0 3 11 .103 .167 .269
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ KC
9/4 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 4-27 .148 1 3 3 2 4 .333 .200 .533
Jesus Guzman - 1B SD @ LAD
9/4 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-11 .182 0 1 1 0 5 .273 .182 .455
Chase Headley - 3B SD @ LAD
9/4 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 5-27 .185 0 1 3 0 7 .222 .185 .407
Will Venable - OF SD @ LAD
9/4 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-10 .200 0 0 1 2 2 .200 .333 .533
Franklin Gutierrez - OF SEA vs BOS
9/4 10:10 PM
Jon Lester 3-18 .167 0 0 2 1 9 .167 .211 .377
Miguel Olivo - C SEA vs BOS
9/4 10:10 PM
Jon Lester 2-12 .167 0 0 1 0 5 .167 .167 .333
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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BB K Opp
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Rick Porcello DET vs Cle
9/4 7:05 PM
Indians Batters 42-132 .318 6 15 20 7 20 .534 .361 .895
Jeremy Guthrie KC vs Tex
9/4 8:10 PM
Rangers Batters 38-124 .306 4 14 14 11 15 .491 .361 .853
 

Recommended Pickup
Luke Gregerson, P, SDP: Gregerson has taken over the Padres' closing job with Huston Street still on the DL and Dale Thayer on paternity leave. Gregerson has now converted three successful save opportunites and will maintain his role until Street is healthy enough to return while Thayer will likely return to a set-up role upon his return. Meanwhile, after a recent setback in his rehab, it remains unclear exactly when Street will come back.

Gregerson has put together four very strong major league seasons and now owns a career 2.94 ERA. His current 2.39 ERA in 2012 is the best mark of his career thus far. He will also get his share of strikeouts as he has been sitting down 9.25 men per nine innings. For the short term, he should receive a few more save opportunities. For a fantasy team in the midst of the playoffs or in another situation where they need saves, Gregerson could prove immensely valuable.

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