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Monday Lineup Card: Bailey's Back

Eric Caturia

Eric Caturia

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Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R) at Indians (Scott Kazmir - L), 12:05
Rays (Jake Odorizzi - R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey - R), 1:07
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at Orioles (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
Twins (Kevin Correia - R) at Braves (Julio Teheran - R), 7:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Mets (Shaun Marcum - R), 7:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Marlins (Alex Sanabia - R), 7:10
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Rangers (Josh Lindblom - R), 8:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at White Sox (Dylan Axelrod - R), 8:10
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L), 8:10
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L) at Rockies (Jon Garland - R), 8:40
Cardinals (Shelby Miller - R) at Padres (Jason Marquis - R), 10:10
Nationals (Zach Duke - L) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Mike Adams, P, PHI (Back) - Played catch Sunday, after which his strained back felt better.
Ronny Cedeno, SS, HOU (Illness) - Taken off Sunday's initial lineup due to a sinus infection.
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN (Illness) - Scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an illness.
Stephen Drew, SS, BOS (Back) - Sat out his second consecutive outing due to a sore back.
David Freese, 3B, STL (Thumb) - Suffered a cut on his right thumb Sunday that required stitches.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (Knee) - Missed his second game in a row Sunday due to swelling in his knee but may return to the lineup Monday.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (Knee) - Undergoing a precautionary MRI on his left knee Monday.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI (Quadriceps) - Returned to the lineup Sunday.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT (Knee) - Learned Sunday that he sustained no structural damage in his sore right knee and expects to play Tuesday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (Illness) - Removed from Sunday's outing due to flu-like symptoms.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (Hamstring) - Strained his right hamstring rounding second base Sunday and will have an MRI performed Monday.
Chris Stewart, C, NYY (Groin) - Was not in Sunday's lineup, but the game was postponed due to the weather.
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD (Leg) - Fouled two balls off his left leg Sunday, though X-rays were returned negative.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (Back) - Resumed swinging a bat Sunday, after his back spasms somewhat subsided.

Players on the DL
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS (Biceps) - Expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (Neck) - Continued throwing and hitting in the batting cage Saturday.
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI (Elbow) - Moving his rehabilitation to Triple-A Reno on Monday.
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL (Thumb) - Starting Tuesday versus the Yankees for the first time since May 4.
Tom Gorzelanny, P, MIL (Shoulder) - Tossed a bullpen session Sunday and is expected to throw a simulated inning Tuesday.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Scheduled to pitch a side session Tuesday and make a rehab start Thursday.
Cory Luebke, P, SD (Elbow) - Halted his throwing program for the second time this season.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD (Leg) - Will continue swinging the bat this week, and if enough progress is made, he may begin a rehab assignment Friday.
James McDonald, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Slated to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday and Friday, before starting a rehab game on May 27 at Double-A Altoona.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS (Chest) - Expected to make his fifth rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Brett Myers, P, CLE (Elbow) - Throwing around 75 pitches in another rehab start Tuesday.
Hiroyuki Nakajima, SS, OAK (Hamstring) - Was not activated from the DL on Sunday, despite being past his injury.
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (Wrist) - Hit off a tee Saturday, emerging without suffering a setback.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL (Hamstring) - Will have sutures removed from his right hamstring Monday.
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL (Thumb) - Scheduled to begin hitting and catching Monday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (Hamstring) - Experiencing tightness and will meet with a specialist in Chicago.
Jake Westbrook, P, STL (Elbow) - Played light catch from 60 feet Sunday, making 15 throws, after which he felt good.

Transactions - Players who have been demoted, called up, traded, released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
Sergio Santos, P, TOR (Transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from DL
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD

Called Up
Jean Machi, P, SF
Jurickson Profar, SS, TEX
Danny Valencia, 2B, BAL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Barry Enright, P, LAA
Tim Federowicz, C, LAD
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA
Alex Torres, P, TB

Claimed off Waivers
Thad Weber, P, TOR (from SD)

Closer Watch

Red Sox - On Monday, Andrew Bailey will be activated from the disabled list, as he is seemingly fully recovered from inflammation in his right biceps. His sole rehab outing at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday did not go swimmingly -- one run, via a home run, and two strikeouts in one inning -- but he is slated to take over as Boston's closer upon his return to the big club, pushing Junichi Tazawa back to a save-deficient role in the bullpen. Consequently, Bailey is the Red Sox pitcher to own for late-inning work, unless of course he falters mentally or physically.

Braves - It is worth noting that Craig Kimbrel pitched in all three games of the Braves' weekend series versus the Dodgers, throwing a typical scoreless frame in each one with seven combined strikeouts. He has now tallied 14 saves on the season, ranking behind just Mariano Rivera and Jason Grilli for tops in MLB, but Kimbrel is expected give way to Luis Avilan or Cory Gearrin, if a save opportunity arises Monday against the Twins.

Cardinals - Closer Edward Mujica is another example of a pitcher who appeared in each outing of his team's series this past weekend. Moreover, he has toed to rubber in five of the past seven contests, notching four saves in the process. He holds an agreeable 1.43 ERA, 0.526 WHIP, and 18:1 K:BB ratio across 19 innings, but his right arm will likely rest Monday, as the Cardinals travel to San Diego to take on the low-voltage Padres offense. His absence would bring Trevor Rosenthal or Randy Choate to the mound to settle any late-inning save chance.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Bay - OF SEA @ CLE
5/20 12:05 PM
Scott Kazmir 4-15 .267 1 2 3 2 6 .533 .353 .886
Alexi Casilla - 2B BAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 12-21 .571 0 2 1 0 1 .667 .571 1.238
J.J. Hardy - SS BAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 6-14 .429 1 3 4 0 2 .786 .429 1.214
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 14-41 .341 3 6 10 4 6 .659 .400 1.059
Travis Hafner - DH NYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 15-33 .455 4 6 7 3 4 .879 .500 1.379
Lyle Overbay - 1B NYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 4-11 .364 0 2 3 1 4 .545 .417 .962
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 11-30 .367 1 4 3 3 1 .567 .412 .978
Vernon Wells - OF NYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 6-15 .400 1 1 3 2 1 .600 .471 1.071
Dan Uggla - 2B ATL vs MIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Kevin Correia 5-17 .294 1 1 2 4 2 .471 .429 .899
Chris Coghlan - OF MIA vs PHI
5/20 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 7-21 .333 2 4 4 4 5 .714 .440 1.154
Rick Ankiel - OF NYM vs CIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 7-16 .438 1 2 6 1 4 .688 .471 1.158
Marlon Byrd - OF NYM vs CIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto 6-11 .545 0 1 0 1 2 .636 .583 1.220
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX vs OAK
5/20 8:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 18-57 .316 5 11 14 1 7 .684 .322 1.006
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS vs BOS
5/20 8:10 PM
Jon Lester 10-23 .435 3 6 7 3 4 .957 .500 1.457
Carlos Pena - 1B HOU vs KC
5/20 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie 9-26 .346 1 3 4 8 5 .538 .500 1.038
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD @ MIL
5/20 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 4-11 .364 1 2 4 1 5 .818 .417 1.235
Juan Uribe - 3B LAD @ MIL
5/20 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo 3-11 .273 1 1 1 1 2 .545 .333 .879
Eric Hinske - 1B ARI @ COL
5/20 8:40 PM
Jon Garland 14-40 .350 3 6 8 1 7 .650 .357 1.007
Jason Kubel - OF ARI @ COL
5/20 8:40 PM
Jon Garland 9-22 .409 3 3 11 0 2 .818 .391 1.209
Miguel Montero - C ARI @ COL
5/20 8:40 PM
Jon Garland 3-10 .300 1 2 3 4 3 .700 .500 1.200
Yadier Molina - C STL @ SD
5/20 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 4-14 .286 1 2 2 0 1 .571 .286 .857
Ty Wigginton - 3B STL @ SD
5/20 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 9-24 .375 0 2 4 3 5 .500 .444 .944
Angel Pagan - OF SF vs WAS
5/20 10:15 PM
Zach Duke 5-10 .500 0 1 4 1 1 .600 .545 1.145
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Matt Wieters - C BAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia 5-24 .208 1 2 1 1 8 .375 .240 .615
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 2-15 .133 0 0 1 0 1 .133 .133 .267
Curtis Granderson - OF NYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia 6-35 .171 0 1 1 5 12 .200 .275 .475
Justin Upton - OF ATL vs MIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Kevin Correia 14-42 .333 1 5 2 1 7 .500 .349 .849
Brandon Phillips - 2B CIN @ NYM
5/20 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum 0-12 .000 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Olivo - C MIA vs PHI
5/20 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels 2-12 .167 0 0 0 0 5 .167 .167 .333
Elvis Andrus - SS TEX vs OAK
5/20 8:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 3-12 .250 0 0 1 0 2 .250 .250 .500
Nelson Cruz - OF TEX vs OAK
5/20 8:05 PM
Bartolo Colon 1-10 .100 0 1 1 1 4 .200 .182 .382
Casper Wells - OF CWS vs BOS
5/20 8:10 PM
Jon Lester 0-10 .000 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .091 .091
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ SD
5/20 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 4-20 .200 2 2 3 1 5 .500 .273 .773
Pablo Sandoval - 3B SF vs WAS
5/20 10:15 PM
Zach Duke 2-15 .133 0 1 1 0 0 .200 .133 .333
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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HR
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RBI
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CC Sabathia NYY @ Bal
5/20 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters 54-176 .307 6 19 21 7 33 .490 .338 .828
Freddy Garcia BAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters 49-154 .318 6 14 21 14 24 .489 .376 .865
Kevin Correia MIN @ Atl
5/20 7:10 PM
Braves Batters 33-104 .317 2 13 9 9 17 .477 .369 .846
Johnny Cueto CIN @ NYM
5/20 7:10 PM
Mets Batters 25-68 .368 2 5 11 4 15 .501 .410 .912
Shaun Marcum NYM vs Cin
5/20 7:10 PM
Reds Batters 25-79 .316 2 6 6 9 21 .484 .386 .870
Jon Garland COL vs Ari
5/20 8:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 44-142 .310 9 15 30 13 18 .539 .362 .901
 
Recommended Pickup

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