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Tuesday Lineup Card: Panda Nursed Back to Health

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Andrew Fiorentino

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L), 7:05
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman – R), 7:05
Rangers (Yu Darvish – R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 7:05
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Tigers (Rick Porcello – R), 7:08
Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L) at Rays (Matt Moore – L), 7:10
Twins (Kevin Correia – R) at Marlins (Jose Fernandez – R), 7:10
Rockies (Juan Nicasio – R) at Red Sox (Ryan Dempster – R), 7:10
Braves (Kris Medlen – R) at Royals (Ervin Santana – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R) at Astros (Erik Bedard – L), 8:10
Mets (Zach Wheeler – R) at White Sox (Chris Sale – L), 8:10
Cubs (Edwin Jackson – R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse – R), 8:10
Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Athletics (Tom Milone – L), 10:05
Giants (Chad Gaudin – R) at Dodgers (Stephen Fife – R), 10:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R) at Padres (Jason Marquis – R), 10:10
Pirates (Jeff Locke – L) at Mariners (Joe Saunders – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

AL
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (back) – Will avoid DL; no word on when he'll be in the lineup
Ryan Doumit, C, MIN (ankle) – Suffered Sunday; sounds minor
Peter Bourjos, OF, LAA (thumb) – X-rays negative, but likely to miss a couple games
Franklin Morales, RP, BOS (shoulder) – Headed for the DL

NL
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (knee) – Out Monday with knee soreness; expect this to recur
Chad Gaudin, SP, SF (forearm) – Scratched from Tuesday start; likely headed for DL

Disabled List

AL
David Price, SP, TB (triceps) – Rehab start Wednesday; could be close to returning
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE (quad) – Close to returning from DL
Chris Perez, RP, CLE (shoulder) – Rehab outing scheduled for Tuesday
Wei-Yon Chen, SP, BAL (oblique) – One or two rehab starts before activation
Anibal Sanchez, SP, DET (shoulder) – Good long toss Saturday, but not pitching yet
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) – Still in pain despite cortisone shot
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (hip) – Still apparently not close to being cleared to play
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL (hamstring) – Rehab trip will last at least three games
Joakim Soria, RP, TEX (elbow) – Moving on from Double-A to Triple-A on rehab trip

NL
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (knee) – Starting rehab games Tuesday in High-A
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Will be evaluated Tuesday; could return very soon
Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD (groin) – Won't be activated until at least Friday
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI (oblique) – Started rehab assignment Monday
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (hamstring) – Surgery Tuesday; out 10-12 weeks
Wandy Rodriguez, SP, PIT (forearm) – Went four innings in first rehab outing Sunday
Mike Adams, RP, PHI (biceps, shoulder) – Has a labrum issue that may require surgery
Chris Heisey, OF, CIN (hamstring) – Will return from the DL on Tuesday
Marco Estrada, SP, MIL (hamstring) – Bombed in Low-A rehab start and still felt sore
Hiram Burgos, SP, MIL (shoulder) – Had rehab outing cut short by rain, so could go on another
Henderson Alvarez, SP, MIA (shoulder) – Had great rehab outing Sunday; one more before return

Transactions

Activated from DL
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF

Placed on DL
Michael Stutes, RP, PHI (biceps)

Called Up
Phillippe Aumont, RP, PHI
T.J. House, RP, CLE
Kevin Gausman, SP, BAL
Tom Layne, RP, SD
George Kontos, RP, SF

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Pedro Hernandez, SP, MIN
Dan Straily, SP, OAK
Nick Noonan, 2B, SF
Joe Paterson, RP, ARI
Carlos Carrasco, SP, CLE
Freddy Garcia, SP, BAL
Miles Mikolas, RP, SD
Jean Machi, RP, SF
Marwin Gonzalez, SS, HOU
Michael Martinez, 3B, PHI (outrighted)
Logan Kensing, RP, COL (outrighted)
Wade LeBlanc, RP, HOU (DFA)

Closer Watch

Rockies – While Rex Brothers collected his fourth save Sunday and continues to sport a spectacular 0.28 ERA on the season, Rafael Betancourt could be back as soon as Tuesday. It seems likely that Rockies will hand closing duties back to Betancourt, but he could be a trade candidate at the deadline if they lose ground in the NL West race.

Indians – With Chris Perez close to returning, Vinnie Pestano's run as Cleveland's closer is drawing to an end. Pestano hasn't exactly been running away with the job, as he's had a rough go in two of his three save chances, though he's converted them all in the end.

Mariners – Oliver Perez got tasked with the top of the ninth inning in a tie game Sunday, typically the closer's job. He pitched a scoreless inning and the Mariners got him a win in the bottom of the frame. Perez also collected the Mariners' last non-extra-inning save, which came back on June 14. He seems to have a decent hold on the job, such as it is, with Tom Wilhelmsen in the midst of some serious struggles.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Jason Kubel - OF ARI @ WAS
6/25 7:05 PM
Gio Gonzalez 3-12 .250 1 2 6 2 4 .583 .357 .940
Alexi Casilla - 2B BAL vs CLE
6/25 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 9-26 .346 1 3 8 1 2 .577 .357 .934
Danny Valencia - 3B BAL vs CLE
6/25 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 6-16 .375 0 1 1 0 6 .438 .375 .813
Nick Swisher - OF CLE @ BAL
6/25 7:05 PM
Chris Tillman 5-15 .333 1 2 2 2 4 .600 .412 1.012
Ichiro Suzuki - OF NYY vs TEX
6/25 7:05 PM
Yu Darvish 6-11 .545 0 2 2 0 1 .818 .545 1.364
Torii Hunter - OF DET vs LAA
6/25 7:08 PM
C.J. Wilson 7-29 .241 2 2 8 8 5 .448 .405 .854
Josh Hamilton - OF LAA @ DET
6/25 7:08 PM
Rick Porcello 3-10 .300 2 2 7 1 1 .900 .364 1.264
Todd Helton - 1B COL @ BOS
6/25 7:10 PM
Ryan Dempster 4-10 .400 1 1 2 2 0 .700 .500 1.200
Juan Pierre - OF MIA vs MIN
6/25 7:10 PM
Kevin Correia 8-19 .421 0 1 0 1 3 .474 .450 .924
Jose Molina - C TB vs TOR
6/25 7:10 PM
Mark Buehrle 8-23 .348 1 2 2 1 0 .522 .375 .897
Rajai Davis - OF TOR @ TB
6/25 7:10 PM
Matt Moore 4-10 .400 0 2 0 0 3 .600 .400 1.000
Alfonso Soriano - OF CHC @ MIL
6/25 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 20-53 .377 4 8 12 2 6 .679 .400 1.079
Ronny Cedeno - SS HOU vs STL
6/25 8:10 PM
Jake Westbrook 4-11 .364 0 1 0 0 0 .455 .364 .818
Carlos Pena - 1B HOU vs STL
6/25 8:10 PM
Jake Westbrook 11-38 .289 4 10 11 5 11 .763 .364 1.127
Jonathan Lucroy - C MIL vs CHC
6/25 8:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 5-12 .417 1 1 2 0 1 .667 .417 1.083
Aramis Ramirez - 3B MIL vs CHC
6/25 8:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 6-17 .353 2 3 4 0 3 .765 .333 1.098
Allen Craig - 1B STL @ HOU
6/25 8:10 PM
Lucas Harrell 6-13 .462 0 0 1 1 0 .462 .467 .928
David Freese - 3B STL @ HOU
6/25 8:10 PM
Lucas Harrell 5-10 .500 1 3 2 2 1 1.000 .583 1.583
Matt Holliday - OF STL @ HOU
6/25 8:10 PM
Lucas Harrell 4-12 .333 0 1 2 3 3 .500 .467 .967
Yadier Molina - C STL @ HOU
6/25 8:10 PM
Lucas Harrell 7-12 .583 1 1 4 0 1 .833 .538 1.372
Humberto Quintero - C PHI @ SD
6/25 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 5-12 .417 0 1 3 0 0 .500 .417 .917
Carlos Ruiz - C PHI @ SD
6/25 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 4-10 .400 0 0 0 1 2 .400 .500 .900
Chase Utley - 2B PHI @ SD
6/25 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 14-31 .452 1 2 7 4 3 .581 .514 1.095
Gaby Sanchez - 1B PIT @ SEA
6/25 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 6-12 .500 1 1 3 0 0 .750 .500 1.250
 
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Hiroki Kuroda NYY vs TEX
6/25 7:05 PM
Rangers Batters 14-73 .192 2 5 3 6 13 .309 .253 .562
Rick Porcello DET vs LAA
6/25 7:08 PM
Angels Batters 20-96 .208 3 8 18 3 16 .357 .246 .603
C.J. Wilson LAA @ DET
6/25 7:08 PM
Tigers Batters 25-113 .221 2 6 19 19 26 .322 .329 .651
Ervin Santana KC vs ATL
6/25 8:10 PM
Braves Batters 18-67 .269 1 5 6 2 14 .390 .286 .676
Edwin Jackson CHC @ MIL
6/25 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters 23-87 .264 4 8 8 2 13 .449 .275 .724

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Jones - OF BAL vs CLE
6/25 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-20 .200 0 3 3 3 3 .400 .333 .733
Nick Markakis - OF BAL vs CLE
6/25 7:05 PM
Justin Masterson 4-22 .182 0 0 2 3 2 .182 .280 .462
Adrian Beltre - 3B TEX @ NYY
6/25 7:05 PM
Hiroki Kuroda 2-12 .167 0 1 1 0 3 .250 .167 .417
Austin Jackson - OF DET vs LAA
6/25 7:08 PM
C.J. Wilson 2-10 .200 0 1 0 0 3 .400 .200 .600
Victor Martinez - C DET vs LAA
6/25 7:08 PM
C.J. Wilson 3-17 .176 0 1 3 3 5 .235 .273 .508
Jhonny Peralta - SS DET vs LAA
6/25 7:08 PM
C.J. Wilson 1-17 .059 0 1 1 3 9 .118 .200 .318
Erick Aybar - SS LAA @ DET
6/25 7:08 PM
Rick Porcello 3-17 .176 0 1 0 1 2 .235 .300 .535
Alberto Callaspo - 3B LAA @ DET
6/25 7:08 PM
Rick Porcello 3-17 .176 1 1 1 0 1 .353 .176 .529
Howie Kendrick - 2B LAA @ DET
6/25 7:08 PM
Rick Porcello 3-18 .167 0 3 5 0 7 .333 .167 .500
Starlin Castro - SS CHC @ MIL
6/25 8:10 PM
Kyle Lohse 5-20 .250 0 0 1 0 3 .250 .250 .500
Yuniesky Betancourt - 2B MIL vs CHC
6/25 8:10 PM
Edwin Jackson 4-24 .167 0 1 1 1 3 .208 .192 .401
Chris Young - OF OAK vs CIN
6/25 10:05 PM
Bronson Arroyo 4-21 .190 0 2 0 4 6 .286 .320 .606
Jimmy Rollins - SS PHI @ SD
6/25 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis 7-45 .156 0 1 2 7 4 .178 .269 .447
Clint Barmes - SS PIT @ SEA
6/25 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 1-10 .100 1 1 1 0 3 .400 .100 .500
Brandon Inge - 3B PIT @ SEA
6/25 10:10 PM
Joe Saunders 4-22 .182 0 1 3 0 7 .227 .182 .409
 
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
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Mark Buehrle TOR @ TB
6/25 7:10 PM
Rays Batters 25-80 .313 1 7 4 2 8 .428 .339 .767
Jake Westbrook STL @ Hou
6/25 8:10 PM
Astros Batters 19-62 .306 4 11 13 5 12 .624 .347 .971
Lucas Harrell HOU vs StL
6/25 8:10 PM
Cardinals Batters 31-92 .337 3 8 13 10 12 .495 .392 .888
Jason Marquis SD vs Phi
6/25 10:10 PM
Phillies Batters 45-144 .313 5 9 22 18 17 .441 .392 .833
 

Recommended Pickup
Kyle Gibson, SP, MIN – A long-time mainstay on top-prospects lists, Gibson's finally reaching the big leagues at age 25 – practically ancient by today's standards – thanks to his 2011 Tommy John surgery. His first full season after the knife has gone terrifically in Triple-A, as Gibson's posted a 3.01 ERA and 1.14 WHIP for Rochester. The only caveat here is his strikeout rate: He's fanned just 79 in 92.2 innings, good for an unimpressive 7.7 K/9. That said, Gibson's got good command and ace stuff, which makes him worth a pickup in a variety of formats. He'll make his first start Saturday.

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