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Tuesday Lineup Card: Granderson Returns

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Padres (Andrew Cashner - R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman - R), 7:05
Indians (Scott Kazmir - L) at Phillies (Jonathan Pettibone - R), 7:05
Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke - L), 7:05
Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia - L), 7:05
Giants (Barry Zito - L) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey - K), 7:07
Astros (Lucas Harrell - R) at Tigers (Doug Fister - R), 7:08
Reds (Homer Bailey - R) at Marlins (Ricky Nolasco - R), 7:10
Red Sox (John Lackey - R) at Rays (Matt Moore - L), 7:10
Rockies (Jeff Francis - L) at Cubs (Carlos Villanueva - R), 8:05
White Sox (Jake Peavy - R) at Twins (Kevin Correia - R), 8:10
Mets (Dillon Gee - R) at Cardinals (John Gast - L), 8:15
Braves (Julio Teheran - R) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L), 9:40
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) at Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R), 10:05
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Angels (Jason Vargas - L), 10:05
Nationals (Dan Haren - R) at Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Chris Sale, SP, CHW (mouth) – Had a tooth pulled Monday; no issue for Friday start
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB (groin) – Sounds likely for Tuesday
Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (jaw) – Had a collision; out indefinitely
Bud Norris, SP, HOU (back) – Left with lower-back spasms Monday
Wei-Yin Chen, SP, BAL (oblique) – Expected to hit the DL
Erick Aybar, SS, LAA (hamstring) – Available off bench Monday; likely to play Tuesday
Pedro Florimon, SS, MIN (hamstring) – In Monday's lineup

NL
Mike Adams, RP, PHI (back) – Doesn't think spasms that kept him out Sunday are serious

Disabled List

AL
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY (forearm) – Could be activated Tuesday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (hamstring) – Set to be activated Wednesday
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, NYY (back) – Playing catch and taking grounders; no return date yet
Colby Lewis, SP, TEX (forearm) – Taken off rehab assignment due to mild triceps tendinitis
A.J. Pierzynski, C, TEX (oblique) – Expects to start hitting off tee Monday
Brett Anderson, SP, OAK (ankle) – Had a good rehab outing; likely back this week
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (wrist) – Not ruling out surgery
Chris Young, OF, OAK (quad) – Back Wednesday or Friday
Vinnie Pestano, RP, CLE (elbow) – Will pitch in rehab game Wednesday; could be back Friday
Gordon Beckham, 3B, CWS (wrist) – Will start taking BP Wednesday or Thursday
Joba Chamberlain, RP, NYY (oblique) – Slated for one or two rehab outings this week
Dustin McGowan, RP, TOR (shoulder) – Pitched 1.2 innings in extended spring outing Saturday

NL
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL (abdomen) – Might be ready to return Friday
Zack Greinke, SP, LAD (collarbone) – May return Wednesday, but may have one more rehab outing
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (hand) – Apparently got bad news from his CAT scan
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (neck) – No new neck problems; getting an epidural (ouch)
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (hamstring) – Rehab assignment this week; could be back Saturday
Ted Lilly, SP, LAD (ribs) – Good bullpen Sunday
Chris Carpenter, SP, STL (shoulder) – Threw in bullpen Monday; apparently will return this year
Jonny Venters, RP, ATL (elbow) – Seeing Dr. Andrews; that's rarely good news
Frank Francisco, RP, NYM (elbow) – No structural damage, but resting a few days
Scott Elbert, RP, LAD (elbow) – Rehab outing Monday; hoping for June return

Transactions

Activated from DL
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT

Placed on DL
Austin Jackson, OF, DET (hamstring)

Called Up
Trevor Bauer, SP, CLE
David Huff, SP, CLE
Corban Joseph, 2B, NYY
Brett Pill, 1B, SF
Brett Marshall, RP, NYY
Avisail Garcia, OF, DET

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Kyle Skipworth, C, MIA
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B, CLE
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT
Mike Belfiore, RP, BAL
Francisco Peguero, OF, SF
Brennan Boesch, OF, NYY
Andrew Brown, OF, NYM

Signed
Rick Ankiel, OF, NYM
Kameron Loe, RP, ATL

Closer Watch

Indians – Chris Perez wasn't available Sunday, and it was the unheralded Cody Allen who collected a 10th-inning save. With Vinnie Pestano still hurt, save-chasers should take note that Allen is one Perez injury away from more save chances.

Cubs – Kyuji Fujikawa may be back, and he may have this job long-term, but Kevin Gregg is holding on for now. He pitched a clean ninth with two strikeouts Sunday for No. 6 and still hasn't allowed a run in 9.1 innings this season.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs SEA
5/14 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 15-41 .366 2 4 5 4 6 .561 .422 .983
Jayson Nix - 3B NYY vs SEA
5/14 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 5-10 .500 0 1 1 1 4 .600 .583 1.183
Pedro Alvarez - 3B PIT vs MIL
5/14 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-18 .278 1 3 4 1 6 .556 .316 .871
Brandon Inge - 3B PIT vs MIL
5/14 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 9-27 .333 2 3 2 3 3 .593 .438 1.030
Jose Tabata - OF PIT vs MIL
5/14 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 10-21 .476 1 3 4 1 2 .762 .500 1.262
Neil Walker - 2B PIT vs MIL
5/14 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 8-20 .400 0 4 5 4 7 .650 .500 1.150
Robert Andino - 2B SEA @ NYY
5/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 8-23 .348 1 2 3 0 4 .522 .375 .897
Jason Bay - OF SEA @ NYY
5/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 3-12 .250 2 2 3 3 2 .750 .400 1.150
Raul Ibanez - OF SEA @ NYY
5/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 12-42 .286 2 5 10 3 10 .524 .348 .872
Brendan Ryan - SS SEA @ NYY
5/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 4-10 .400 0 1 0 3 2 .500 .538 1.038
Mark DeRosa - OF TOR vs SF
5/14 7:07 PM
Barry Zito 7-28 .250 3 3 8 7 7 .571 .389 .960
Jay Bruce - OF CIN @ MIA
5/14 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 5-18 .278 2 3 4 1 7 .667 .316 .982
Joey Votto - 1B CIN @ MIA
5/14 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 6-20 .300 2 3 3 1 4 .650 .333 .983
Yunel Escobar - SS TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 5-11 .455 0 1 1 2 2 .545 .500 1.045
Matt Joyce - OF TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 4-13 .308 1 1 3 1 2 .538 .357 .896
Evan Longoria - 3B TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 7-25 .280 1 4 4 3 3 .520 .357 .877
Luke Scott - DH TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 6-16 .375 2 5 2 1 5 .938 .444 1.382
Ben Zobrist - 2B TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 8-20 .400 0 2 3 5 2 .500 .538 1.038
Scott Hairston - OF CHC vs COL
5/14 8:05 PM
Jeff Francis 7-19 .368 0 1 3 0 4 .421 .350 .771
Yorvit Torrealba - C COL @ CHC
5/14 8:05 PM
Carlos Villanueva 3-14 .214 2 3 4 0 3 .714 .214 .929
Jeff Keppinger - 3B CWS @ MIN
5/14 8:10 PM
Kevin Correia 5-11 .455 1 2 3 2 0 .818 .500 1.318
Joe Mauer - C MIN vs CWS
5/14 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 7-26 .269 1 4 4 4 4 .500 .355 .855
Billy Butler - 1B KC @ LAA
5/14 10:05 PM
Jason Vargas 6-13 .462 2 4 5 3 0 1.077 .563 1.639
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA vs KC
5/14 10:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 7-23 .304 2 4 2 3 6 .652 .385 1.037
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ OAK
5/14 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 18-57 .316 5 11 14 1 7 .684 .322 1.006
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs WAS
5/14 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 20-47 .426 2 7 7 1 9 .660 .449 1.109
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs WAS
5/14 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 13-45 .289 3 5 8 2 11 .533 .313 .846
Matt Kemp - OF LAD vs WAS
5/14 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 10-36 .278 3 3 6 1 10 .528 .297 .825
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
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BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Jeff Francis COL @ CHC
5/14 8:05 PM
Cubs Batters 19-62 .306 0 4 4 1 13 .388 .312 .700
Jake Peavy CWS @ MIN
5/14 8:10 PM
Twins Batters 30-131 .229 1 9 8 10 33 .310 .287 .597
Jeremy Guthrie KC @ LAA
5/14 10:05 PM
Angels Batters 19-107 .178 3 10 7 8 14 .332 .242 .574
Dan Haren WAS @ LAD
5/14 10:10 PM
Dodgers Batters 63-225 .280 9 20 30 7 52 .462 .305 .767

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY vs SEA
5/14 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez 2-15 .133 1 2 1 5 3 .400 .350 .750
Clint Barmes - SS PIT vs MIL
5/14 7:05 PM
Kyle Lohse 2-11 .182 0 1 1 1 2 .273 .250 .523
Michael Saunders - OF SEA @ NYY
5/14 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 1-11 .091 0 0 0 0 5 .091 .091 .182
Hunter Pence - OF SF @ TOR
5/14 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 3-19 .158 1 1 2 2 4 .316 .238 .554
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ MIA
5/14 7:10 PM
Ricky Nolasco 4-25 .160 1 1 3 2 8 .280 .222 .502
Kelly Johnson - 2B TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 2-10 .200 0 0 2 0 1 .200 .200 .400
James Loney - 1B TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 2-10 .200 1 1 3 0 1 .500 .200 .700
Jose Molina - C TB vs BOS
5/14 7:10 PM
John Lackey 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .167 .167
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC vs COL
5/14 8:05 PM
Jeff Francis 2-14 .143 0 0 0 0 3 .143 .143 .286
Jamey Carroll - SS MIN vs CWS
5/14 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 4-19 .211 0 0 2 1 4 .211 .250 .461
Ryan Doumit - C MIN vs CWS
5/14 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 3-15 .200 0 1 0 0 4 .267 .200 .467
Justin Morneau - 1B MIN vs CWS
5/14 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 3-16 .188 0 1 1 2 3 .250 .278 .528
Josh Willingham - OF MIN vs CWS
5/14 8:10 PM
Jake Peavy 0-15 .000 0 0 0 3 4 .000 .211 .211
Erick Aybar - SS LAA vs KC
5/14 10:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-21 .095 0 1 1 0 3 .143 .136 .279
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA vs KC
5/14 10:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-13 .154 0 0 0 1 0 .154 .214 .368
Brendan Harris - SS LAA vs KC
5/14 10:05 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 2-10 .200 0 1 0 3 1 .300 .385 .685
Daric Barton - 1B OAK vs TEX
5/14 10:05 PM
Derek Holland 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 3 .100 .182 .282
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX @ OAK
5/14 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .500
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX @ OAK
5/14 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 1-10 .100 0 1 1 1 4 .200 .182 .382
Ian Kinsler - 2B TEX @ OAK
5/14 10:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 2-14 .143 0 0 1 1 2 .143 .188 .330
Carl Crawford - OF LAD vs WAS
5/14 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 9-32 .281 0 2 4 1 7 .406 .303 .709
Skip Schumaker - 2B LAD vs WAS
5/14 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 3-14 .214 0 0 0 1 3 .214 .267 .481
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD vs WAS
5/14 10:10 PM
Dan Haren 2-14 .143 1 1 1 0 1 .357 .200 .557
Ian Desmond - SS WAS @ LAD
5/14 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 2-10 .200 0 1 0 1 2 .400 .273 .673
Adam LaRoche - 1B WAS @ LAD
5/14 10:10 PM
Clayton Kershaw 3-13 .231 1 2 2 1 8 .538 .286 .824
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BB K Opp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Kyle Lohse MIL @ Pit
5/14 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters 58-180 .322 7 23 28 13 28 .540 .372 .912
Barry Zito SF @ Tor
5/14 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 18-74 .243 5 7 17 18 15 .482 .393 .875
Jason Vargas LAA vs KC
5/14 10:05 PM
Royals Batters 17-74 .230 3 7 9 11 9 .420 .329 .749
 


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