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Tuesday Lineup Card: Mujica To Your Ears

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R) at Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R), 2:10
Marlins (Ricky Nolasco – R) at Twins (Kevin Correia – R), 8:10
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Rockies (Jeff Francis – L), 3:10
Braves (Julio Teheran – R) at Rockies (Jon Garland – R), 8:40
Athletics (Bartolo Colon – R) at Red Sox (Alfredo Aceves – R), 6:35
Pirates (Jeff Locke – L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels – L), 7:05
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – K) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R), 7:05
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright – R) at Nationals (Ross Detwiler – L), 7:05
Royals (Wade Davis – R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 7:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Yankees (Phil Hughes – R) at Rays (David Price – L), 7:10
Cubs (Carlos Villanueva – R) at Reds (Tony Cingrani – L), 7:10
Indians (Zach McAllister – R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana – L), 8:10
Rangers (Alexi Ogando – R) at Angels (Jason Vargas – L), 10:05
Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R) at Padres (Clayton Richard – L), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L) at Giants (Matt Cain – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
R.A. Dickey, SP, TOR (back) – As you can see, ready to go Tuesday
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY (back) – Scratched Monday
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (ankle) – On track to go Wednesday
Tommy Hanson, SP, LAA (personal) – Will miss Wednesday start
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (lower body) – Left Monday with unsurprisingly tight hammy
Jonny Gomes, OF, BOS (personal) – Wife's giving birth, so out a day or two
Matt Dominguez, 3B, HOU (elbow) – X-ray came back negative; could be back in Tuesday
Maicer Izturis, 3B, TOR (hamstring) – Out Monday

NL
Clayton Richard, SP, SD (illness) – Good to go Tuesday
Matt Adams, 1B, STL (oblique) – Scratched Monday due to tightness
Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN (hand) – X-rays negative
Kyle Blanks, OF, SD (eye) – Out Monday due to cut on eyelid
Todd Helton, 1B, COL (forearm) – Out Monday; could hit the DL

Disabled List

AL
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (thumb) – Rehab trip could start this weekend; Sunday return possible
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) – Not able to hit off a tee yet; "taking it slow"
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (finger) – Stitches coming out Thursday; on track for April 30
Joel Hanrahan, RP, BOS (hamstring) – Pitched off a mound Monday; bullpen coming Wednesday
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA (heel) – Hopes to be activated when eligible Thursday
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (shoulder) – Played catch Monday; timetable uncertain yet
Michael Pineda, SP, NYY (shoulder) – Threw one inning in sim game Monday
John Danks, SP, CHW (shoulder) – Progressing, but still time yet until rehab assignment
Joakim Soria, RP, TEX (elbow) – Strained pectoral shutting him down for 2-3 weeks
Franklin Morales, RP, BOS (back, chest) – Rehab game pushed to Wednesday due to sore pec
Luke Scott, DH, TB (calf) – Starting rehab assignment Tuesday
Brett Myers, SP, CLE (elbow) – Has mild sprain and tendinitis; shut down at least two weeks
Lou Marson, C, CLE (neck) – Will be activated from DL on Wednesday

NL
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN (triceps) – Played catch for a few minutes Monday
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL (oblique) – Will come off DL Tuesday thanks to postponement
Brian McCann, C, ATL (shoulder, wrist) – Resting wrist; won't catch 'til later in the week
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL (back) – Will have an MRI Monday
Cory Luebke, SP, SD (elbow) – Long-tossed Monday
Shaun Marcum, SP, NYY (neck) – Threw 52 pitches in extended spring game; set to start Saturday
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (hamstring) – Said he's pain-free and will return in a week
Jeff Karstens, SP, PIT (shoulder) – Threw bullpen Sunday; one-inning sim game coming this week
Sean Marshall, RP, CIN (shoulder) – Struck out two in rehab inning; set to be back Tuesday
Brandon Inge, 3B, PIT (shoulder) – Will return as bench player Wednesday
Delmon Young, OF, PHI (ankle) – Ten days to two weeks from returning

Transactions

Optioned to Triple-A
Jake Arrieta, SP, BAL
Joe Savery, RP, PHI
Fernando Nieve, RP, CLE (DFA)
Allen Webster, SP, BOS
Will Smith, SP, KC
Brett Oberholtzer, RP, HOU
David Carpenter, RP, ATL

Called Up
Jonathan Pettibone, SP, PHI
Jose Cisnero, RP, HOU
Alex Burnett, RP, BAL
David Carpenter, RP, LAA

(Yeah, you read that right – David Carpenter sent up, and David Carpenter sent down.)

Traded
Casper Wells, OF, OAK (from TOR)

Closer Watch

Red Sox – Andrew Bailey notched his fourth save Monday, and he's been just terrific as the closer with Joel Hanrahan (hamstring) on the shelf. Considering that Bailey's track record is just as impressive as Hanrahan's, you have to think the Sox will ease Hanrahan back in gradually – if he gets the job back at all.

Cardinals – Edward Mujica pitched a clean ninth with a strikeout Monday for his second save, and he's got about as much of a stranglehold on the closer's role as you can ask for in St. Louis right now. Trevor Rosenthal owners should still hold out hope, though – Mujica's never proven to be closer material in the past.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Austin Kearns - OF MIA @ MIN
4/23 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 3-10 .300 2 2 2 1 2 .900 .364 1.264
Miguel Olivo - C MIA @ MIN
4/23 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 6-10 .600 1 3 5 1 0 1.100 .636 1.736
Juan Pierre - OF MIA @ MIN
4/23 2:10 PM
Kevin Correia 8-19 .421 0 1 0 1 3 .474 .450 .924
Ryan Doumit - C MIN vs MIA
4/23 2:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 3-11 .273 0 3 1 1 4 .545 .333 .879
Josh Willingham - OF MIN vs MIA
4/23 2:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-10 .400 0 2 4 0 4 .600 .400 1.000
Justin Upton - OF ATL @ COL
4/23 3:10 PM
Jeff Francis 6-15 .400 2 2 3 0 1 .800 .400 1.200
Jonny Gomes - OF BOS vs OAK
4/23 6:35 PM
Bartolo Colon 5-13 .385 2 3 2 1 2 1.000 .429 1.429
Jeff Francoeur - OF KC @ DET
4/23 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 6-20 .300 1 4 2 0 7 .650 .300 .950
Alex Gordon - OF KC @ DET
4/23 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 5-13 .385 1 1 1 2 3 .615 .467 1.082
Russell Martin - C PIT @ PHI
4/23 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 3-11 .273 1 1 2 1 2 .545 .333 .879
Andrew McCutchen - OF PIT @ PHI
4/23 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 4-12 .333 1 2 2 1 2 .667 .385 1.051
Joey Votto - 1B CIN vs CHC
4/23 7:10 PM
Carlos Villanueva 4-11 .364 1 1 2 1 1 .636 .417 1.053
Matt Joyce - OF TB vs NYY
4/23 7:10 PM
Phil Hughes 4-10 .400 2 3 4 2 0 1.100 .500 1.600
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ LAA
4/23 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 5-16 .313 3 3 4 4 3 .875 .476 1.351
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ LAA
4/23 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 8-20 .400 1 5 3 2 1 .750 .455 1.205
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Bartolo Colon OAK @ BOS
4/23 6:35 PM
Red Sox Batters 16-84 .190 3 8 6 9 23 .370 .269 .639
Wade Davis KC @ DET
4/23 7:05 PM
Tigers Batters 11-63 .175 3 6 8 5 11 .354 .232 .586
David Price TB vs NYY
4/23 7:10 PM
Yankees Batters 27-117 .231 0 8 8 9 22 .302 .297 .599
Jason Vargas LAA vs TEX
4/23 10:05 PM
Rangers Batters 21-104 .202 4 10 10 12 14 .385 .287 .672

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
David Ortiz - DH BOS vs OAK
4/23 6:35 PM
Bartolo Colon 5-43 .116 1 2 2 4 15 .209 .191 .401
Alcides Escobar - SS KC @ DET
4/23 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-12 .167 1 1 1 0 1 .417 .167 .583
Miguel Tejada - SS KC @ DET
4/23 7:05 PM
Max Scherzer 2-11 .182 0 0 0 0 3 .182 .250 .432
Garrett Jones - 1B PIT @ PHI
4/23 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 2-10 .200 1 1 1 0 4 .500 .200 .700
Gaby Sanchez - 1B PIT @ PHI
4/23 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels 4-21 .190 1 2 2 1 5 .381 .261 .642
Jayson Werth - OF WAS vs STL
4/23 7:05 PM
Adam Wainwright 2-11 .182 1 1 4 0 4 .455 .167 .621
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN vs CHC
4/23 7:10 PM
Carlos Villanueva 3-18 .167 1 1 5 1 2 .333 .211 .544
Brett Gardner - OF NYY @ TB
4/23 7:10 PM
David Price 2-10 .200 0 0 0 3 1 .200 .385 .585
Eduardo Nunez - SS NYY @ TB
4/23 7:10 PM
David Price 2-10 .200 0 1 2 2 0 .300 .333 .633
Vernon Wells - OF NYY @ TB
4/23 7:10 PM
David Price 4-22 .182 0 2 1 1 5 .273 .208 .481
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs NYY
4/23 7:10 PM
Phil Hughes 0-10 .000 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .167 .167
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs TEX
4/23 10:05 PM
Alexi Ogando 1-10 .100 0 0 0 0 1 .100 .100 .200
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ LAA
4/23 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 5-24 .208 0 1 2 1 1 .250 .231 .481
David Murphy - OF TEX @ LAA
4/23 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 0-11 .000 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .083 .083
Eric Chavez - 3B ARI @ SF
4/23 10:15 PM
Matt Cain 2-14 .143 0 1 0 0 3 .214 .143 .357
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Recommended Pickup
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