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Tuesday Lineup Card: Nicked-Up Stars

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Twins (Vance Worley – R) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 7:05
Astros (Phil Humber – R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 7:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester – L) at Blue Jays (Brandon Morrow – R), 7:07
Mets (Jeremy Hefner – R) at Marlins (Kevin Slowey – R), 7:10
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Braves (Tim Hudson – R), 7:10
Phillies (Roy Halladay – R) at Indians (Zach McAllister – R), 7:10
Padres (Edinson Volquez – R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson – R), 8:05
Rays (Alex Cobb – R) at Royals (James Shields – R), 8:10
Pirates (James McDonald – R) at Brewers (Marco Estrada – R), 8:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L), 8:15
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R), 9:40
Angels (Garrett Richards – R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker – R), 10:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L), 10:10
Orioles (Jason Hammel – R) at Mariners (Brandon Maurer – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (back) – Intends to be back in for this week's series vs. Toronto
Jeff Keppinger, 3B, CHW (back) – Should be back in action Tuesday
Jose Molina, C, TB (quad) – Likely available Tuesday
Andy Dirks, OF, DET (knee) – In Monday's lineup – 2-for-3 and a homer

NL
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (hamstring) – Left Monday's game
Clayton Kershaw, SP, LAD (personal) – Won't miss Friday start
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (shoulder) – Out Monday, but only supposed to be a day or two
David Wright, 3B, NYM (neck) – Sitting Monday due to neck soreness
Carlos Beltran, OF, STL (illness) – Not in Monday's lineup
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (foot) – Had to leave after fouling one off himself Monday
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (hand) – Won't be back 'til end of the week
Travis Snider, OF, PIT (oblique) – Out Monday
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD (quad) – Out Monday
Jose Mijares, RP, SF (personal) – Will miss a couple days

Disabled List

AL
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (finger) – Getting closer to a rehab trip
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA (heel) – Going to Triple-A for couple rehab games; back this week
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX (forearm) – Had good appearance in extended spring training
Hiroyuki Nakajima, SS, OAK (hamstring) – Could start rehab assignment by end of week
Sergio Santos, RP, TOR (triceps) – Throwing, but no timetable
Octavio Dotel, RP, DET (elbow) – Not throwing yet
Mark Lowe, RP, LAA (neck) – Starting rehab trip Tuesday
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL (thumb) – Seeing a specialist Tuesday; could be a 60-day thing

NL
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL (abdomen) – Could be out 'til end of May
Hanley Ramirez, SS/3B, LAD (thumb) – Ready to be activated Tuesday
Johnny Cueto, SP, CIN (triceps) – Threw 45-pitch bullpen Monday; rehab trip could be soon
Kyuji Fujikawa, RP, CHC (forearm) – Threw bullpen Monday; another one slated for Friday
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI (elbow) – About a month from returning
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL (back) – Pitching in extended spring game Tuesday
Matt Adams, 1B, STL (oblique) – Cleared to hit from tee Monday; could return May 7
Alex Gonzalez, SS, MIL (hamstring) – Out second straight day Monday
Scott Baker, SP, CHC (elbow) – Began throwing program Monday; a long way off
Chris Capuano, SP, LAD (calf) – Will make rehab start Wednesday
Jeremy Affeldt, RP, SF (oblique) – Expected to come off DL Tuesday

Transactions

Activated from DL
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (suspension)
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA

Placed on DL
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN (hamstring)

Called Up
Dan Straily, SP, OAK
Seth Maness, RP, STL
Donald Lutz, OF, CIN
Sandy Rosario, RP, SF

Sent Down
Dan Bard, RP, BOS
Blake Tekotte, OF, CHW
Scott Barnes, RP, CLE
Marc Rzepczynski, RP, STL
Humberto Quintero, C, PHI (DFA)
Carlos Peguero, OF, SEA
Brad Lincoln, RP, TOR
Jesse Chavez, RP, OAK

Closer Watch

Tigers – With Jose Valverde having pitched each of the prior two days, Drew Smyly (1.1 innings) and Joaquin Benoit (the final out and the save) finished off Max Scherzer's win over Minnesota on Monday. It's still Valverde's job, but be aware that the veteran's getting the white-glove treatment from Jim Leyland.

Mets – Bobby Parnell blew his second in four tries Monday, but it's tough to blame him, as Colin Cowgill misplayed a lazy fly ball into a hit that set up the inning. The Mets are unlikely to go with a different closer at this point, not that they're getting many save chances anyway.

Cubs – Kevin Gregg collected his fourth save Monday, striking out two, but Kyuji Fujikawa's on the horizon. Still, it appears Gregg will be the Cubs' closer for about the next 10 days still, and maybe more.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Joe Mauer - C MIN @ DET
4/30 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 20-51 .392 3 6 9 10 9 .627 .492 1.119
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN @ DET
4/30 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 11-40 .275 2 6 5 5 10 .525 .356 .881
Jacoby Ellsbury - OF BOS @ TOR
4/30 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 8-16 .500 3 5 8 0 1 1.250 .500 1.750
David Ortiz - DH BOS @ TOR
4/30 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 6-14 .429 2 3 4 4 5 .929 .556 1.484
Dustin Pedroia - 2B BOS @ TOR
4/30 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 9-17 .529 2 6 5 3 1 1.118 .571 1.689
J.P. Arencibia - C TOR vs BOS
4/30 7:07 PM
Jon Lester 4-14 .286 1 1 1 2 7 .500 .375 .875
Jose Bautista - OF TOR vs BOS
4/30 7:07 PM
Jon Lester 8-39 .205 3 4 6 5 10 .462 .283 .744
Melky Cabrera - OF TOR vs BOS
4/30 7:07 PM
Jon Lester 9-24 .375 0 1 2 1 6 .417 .400 .817
Maicer Izturis - 3B TOR vs BOS
4/30 7:07 PM
Jon Lester 5-11 .455 0 3 2 1 1 .727 .500 1.227
Jason Giambi - 1B CLE vs PHI
4/30 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 22-72 .306 4 5 9 7 16 .486 .375 .861
Nick Swisher - OF CLE vs PHI
4/30 7:10 PM
Roy Halladay 6-20 .300 1 5 2 1 9 .650 .333 .983
Wilson Ramos - C WAS @ ATL
4/30 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 4-11 .364 0 1 2 0 0 .455 .364 .818
Jayson Werth - OF WAS @ ATL
4/30 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 12-33 .364 3 5 11 3 6 .697 .417 1.114
Carlos Quentin - OF SD @ CHC
4/30 8:05 PM
Edwin Jackson 5-14 .357 1 3 3 2 3 .714 .438 1.152
Carlos Beltran - OF STL vs CIN
4/30 8:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 5-18 .278 1 4 4 2 5 .667 .350 1.017
Daniel Descalso - 2B STL vs CIN
4/30 8:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-12 .583 0 3 4 0 0 .917 .583 1.500
Matt Holliday - OF STL vs CIN
4/30 8:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 11-38 .289 2 5 5 3 7 .526 .357 .883
Jon Jay - OF STL vs CIN
4/30 8:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 9-19 .474 1 4 3 0 2 .842 .474 1.316
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs COL
4/30 10:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 9-26 .346 3 5 8 4 10 .769 .433 1.203
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs COL
4/30 10:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 9-21 .429 2 5 5 1 3 .857 .435 1.292
Nick Punto - 2B LAD vs COL
4/30 10:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-11 .455 0 1 0 1 0 .545 .500 1.045
Hanley Ramirez - SS LAD vs COL
4/30 10:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 5-13 .385 0 3 2 4 4 .615 .529 1.145
Raul Ibanez - OF SEA vs BAL
4/30 10:10 PM
Jason Hammel 5-13 .385 1 2 1 1 4 .692 .429 1.121
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Jaime Garcia STL vs CIN
4/30 8:15 PM
Reds Batters 11-62 .177 1 3 5 3 16 .254 .215 .469

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN @ DET
4/30 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander 1-11 .091 0 0 1 2 3 .091 .286 .377
Mike Napoli - C BOS @ TOR
4/30 7:07 PM
Brandon Morrow 2-14 .143 0 0 1 1 7 .143 .200 .343
Rajai Davis - OF TOR vs BOS
4/30 7:07 PM
Jon Lester 2-14 .143 0 1 2 0 6 .286 .143 .429
Edwin Encarnacion - 1B TOR vs BOS
4/30 7:07 PM
Jon Lester 2-14 .143 0 1 1 2 4 .214 .250 .464
Adam Lind - 1B TOR vs BOS
4/30 7:07 PM
Jon Lester 3-24 .125 0 1 0 1 10 .167 .160 .327
Roger Bernadina - OF WAS @ ATL
4/30 7:10 PM
Tim Hudson 4-19 .211 0 1 2 1 7 .263 .238 .501
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ STL
4/30 8:15 PM
Jaime Garcia 2-16 .125 0 0 0 1 3 .125 .176 .301
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ STL
4/30 8:15 PM
Jaime Garcia 2-16 .125 0 1 1 2 5 .188 .222 .410
Yadier Molina - C STL vs CIN
4/30 8:15 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-40 .175 0 1 1 0 2 .200 .195 .395
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs COL
4/30 10:10 PM
Jorge De La Rosa 1-11 .091 0 0 1 0 5 .091 .091 .182
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Justin Verlander DET vs Min
4/30 7:05 PM
Twins Batters 35-120 .292 5 13 16 18 27 .489 .389 .878
Brandon Morrow TOR vs Bos
4/30 7:07 PM
Red Sox Batters 27-82 .329 7 15 20 9 20 .706 .389 1.095
Jorge De La Rosa COL @ LAD
4/30 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 36-117 .308 5 14 17 16 34 .516 .398 .914
 


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