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Monday Lineup Card: Ubaldo Is Back

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Projected Starters - A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)
Marlins (Tom Koehler – R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 7:05
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at Yankees (Andy Pettitte – L), 7:05
Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R) at Braves (Kris Medlen – R), 7:10
Rockies (Tyler Chatwood – R) at Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R), 7:10
Athletics (Tommy Milone – L) at Brewers (Marco Estrada – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 8:15
Astros (Erik Bedard – L) at Angels (Joe Blanton – R), 10:05
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L), 10:10
White Sox (John Danks – L) at Mariners (Joe Saunders – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None


Injuries


Day-to-Day
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD – (Hand) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX – (Hamstring) Expected to return between Tuesday and Thursday.
Chris Capuano, P, LAD – (Triceps) May be scratched from Monday’s start.
Alex Cobb, P, TB – (Finger) Will make his next start Wednesday.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD – (Hamstring) Out of Sunday’s lineup.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS – (Groin) Could return Tuesday.
Jeanmar Gomez, P, PIT – (Forearm) Left Sunday’s start with strain.
David Lough, OF, KC – (Wrist) Out of lineup Sunday after HBP Saturday.
Paul Konerko, 1B, CHW – (Neck) Hopes to return Monday.
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN – (Flu) Out of the lineup both Saturday and Sunday.
Mike Morse, OF, SEA – (Quadriceps) Will be back early-to-mid week.
Brandon Phillips, 2B, CIN – (Forearm) Should miss three-to-four days.
Garrett Richards, P, LAA – (Ankle) Mild tweak Sunday.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P, LAD – (Foot) Scratched from Sunday’s start.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Foot) Likely out of lineup Tuesday and very possibly longer.
Chris Stewart, C, NYY – (Illness) Scratched Sunday and went to hospital.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS – (Oblique) Still slated for Thursday’s start, but it is in doubt. Should throw Wednesday and then word on Thursday should be known.
Michael Young, 3B, PHI – (Personal) Still away from team Sunday.

Players on the DL
Brett Anderson, P, OAK – (Foot) Next exam is June 14 and result determines next course of action.
Gordon Beckham, 2B, CHW – (Wrist) Should be activated Monday.
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA – (Hamstring) Will begin rehab assignment Monday.
Paul Burnett, P, LAA – (Elbow) Resumed throwing Sunday.
Eric Chavez, 3B, AZ – (Oblique) MRI revealed minor tear.
Steve Clevenger, C, CHC – (Oblique) Will begin rehab Monday.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD – (Oblique) Placed on DL Sunday.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS – (Knee) Says he should have been on DL long before Nationals placed him.
Casey Kotchman, 1B, MIA – (Hamstring) Could be activated Monday.
Brandon McCarthy, P, AZ – (Shoulder) Will have MRI Monday.
Brett Myers, P, CLE – (Elbow) Not throwing yet but doctors happy with progress during Sunday’s examination.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, NYY – (Ribs) Started running Saturday.
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX – (Biceps) Scheduled to be activated Wednesday.
Chris Perez, P, CLE – (Shoulder) Looks like he will resume throwing Wednesday.
David Price, P, TB – (Triceps) Long tossed Sunday, will do so again Monday.
J.J. Putz, P, AZ – (Elbow) Will throw off flat ground during the week, possible off mound over the weekend.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD – (Hamstring) Could be activated as soon as Tuesday.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA – (Oblique) Could not play through injury, hit DL.
Pedro Strop, P, BAL – (Back) Will throw simulated game Tuesday.
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL – (Thumb) Rehab going well, return by the end of the week within reason.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Is not running at 100 percent, so no rehab yet.
Tsuyoshi Wada, P, BAL – (Elbow) May get more rest between starts.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS – (Hamstring) Looks like he will be activated Tuesday.

Placed on the DL
Rafael Betancourt, P, COL
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA
DeWayne Wise, OF, CHW

Activated from the DL
None

Called Up
Jeremy Bonderman, P, SEA
Brad Boxberger, P, SD
Manny Corpas, P, COL
Jordan Danks, OF, CHW
Matt Magill, P, LAD (optioned after Sunday’s game)

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Quentin Berry, OF, DET (designated for assignment)
Jordan Brown, OF, MIA
Vinnie Catricala, 3B, SEA (designated for assignment)
Chris Colabello, 1B, MIN
Robbie Erlin, P, SD
Matt Magill, P, LAD
Francisco Martinez, 3B, DET

Traded
Francisco Martinez, 3B, SEA to DET (optioned to Triple-A)

Closer Watch

Houston – With Jose Veras having been used five of the previous six days, the Astros used Hector Ambriz to slam the door on the Angels. Ambriz delivered his eighth straight outing without allowing a run and earned his second save in four days.

Philadelphia – Jonathan Papelbon was ill Sunday, so the Phillies called on Antonio Bastardo for the save, which he converted while allowing one run.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Chris Coghlan - OF MIA @ PHI
6/3 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 5-11 .455 0 0 2 2 0 .455 .538 .993
Reid Brignac - SS NYY vs CLE
6/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-11 .364 1 2 6 0 1 .727 .364 1.091
Robinson Cano - 2B NYY vs CLE
6/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 8-19 .421 0 2 0 0 1 .526 .450 .976
Carlos Gonzalez - OF COL @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 7-14 .500 0 2 0 2 2 .643 .563 1.205
Carlos Pena - 1B HOU @ LAA
6/3 10:05 PM
Joe Blanton 5-10 .500 0 1 1 2 2 .600 .583 1.183
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA vs HOU
6/3 10:05 PM
Erik Bedard 5-17 .294 1 2 2 3 2 .529 .400 .929
Paul Konerko - 1B CWS @ SEA
6/3 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 7-20 .350 1 2 4 3 5 .550 .435 .985
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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John Danks CWS @ SEA
6/3 10:10 PM
Mariners Batters 16-72 .222 1 7 6 6 23 .350 .302 .652

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Greg Dobbs - 3B MIA @ PHI
6/3 7:05 PM
Kyle Kendrick 1-12 .083 0 0 0 0 1 .083 .083 .167
Brett Gardner - OF NYY vs CLE
6/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-11 .091 0 0 2 0 2 .091 .077 .168
Mark Teixeira - 1B NYY vs CLE
6/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-13 .077 0 0 2 1 3 .077 .125 .202
Vernon Wells - OF NYY vs CLE
6/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 2-18 .111 0 1 0 1 4 .167 .158 .325
Kevin Youkilis - 3B NYY vs CLE
6/3 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 1-10 .100 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .250 .350
Dexter Fowler - OF COL @ CIN
6/3 7:10 PM
Bronson Arroyo 2-10 .200 1 1 2 1 3 .500 .273 .773
Brendan Harris - SS LAA vs HOU
6/3 10:05 PM
Erik Bedard 1-13 .077 0 0 0 3 4 .077 .250 .327
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA vs HOU
6/3 10:05 PM
Erik Bedard 2-11 .182 0 0 1 0 3 .182 .182 .364
Kelly Shoppach - C SEA vs CWS
6/3 10:10 PM
John Danks 3-20 .150 1 1 1 0 10 .300 .227 .527
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Bronson Arroyo CIN vs Col
6/3 7:10 PM
Rockies Batters 29-87 .333 3 7 11 7 13 .487 .383 .870
 

Recommended Pickup
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