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Tuesday Lineup Card: Open Pandora's Brox

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy-sports player since the age of 13.

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

Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen L) at Yankees (Ivan Nova R), 1:05
Brewers (Kyle Lohse R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick R), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill R) at Giants (Tim Hudson R), 4:35
Rangers (Martin Perez L) at Red Sox (Felix Doubront L), 6:10
Padres (Tyson Ross R) at Indians (Corey Kluber R), 7:05
Marlins (Henderson Alvarez R) at Nationals (Gio Gonzalez L), 7:05
Astros (Brett Oberholtzer L) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle L), 7:07
Mets (Bartolo Colon R) at Braves (Aaron Harang R), 7:10
Pirates (Charlie Morton R) at Cubs (Edwin Jackson R), 8:05
Rays (Chris Archer R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura R), 8:10
Reds (Homer Bailey R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn R), 8:15
White Sox (Jose Quintana L) at Rockies (Franklin Morales L), 8:40
Angels (Hector Santiago L) at Mariners (James Paxton L), 10:10
Tigers (Max Scherzer R) at Dodgers (Dan Haren R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (thumb) Ligament strain; seems he'll avoid DL
Matt Moore, SP, TB (elbow) Left Monday due to soreness; MRI coming Tuesday
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL (back) Out again Monday
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (wrist) Sat out Monday with inflammation
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (illness) Missed third straight game Monday
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN (wrist) Didn't hit Monday, but seems likely to avoid DL
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN (hand) Should avoid DL
Jed Lowrie, SS, OAK (leg) Left Monday's game after HBP, but just a bruise
Omar Infante, 2B, KC (mouth) May have a broken jaw or concussion
Matt Albers, RP, HOU (personal) Will miss some action for paternity leave

Players on the DL

Matt Harvey, SP, NYM (elbow) Will rehab in NY when Mets are home; otherwise, Florida
Manny Machado, 3B, BAL (knee) Could play in rehab games within a week
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (hamstring/illness) Resumed cardio work Monday
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) Still needs a few rehab games; Monday's was rained out
Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD (elbow) Removed from rehab start, but checked out okay
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (hamstring) Grade 1 strain; should miss the minimum time
Jonathan Broxton, RP, CIN (elbow) Has rejoined team; could be activated Tuesday
Chris Young, OF, NYM (quad) Started rehab program; slated to return April 18
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (knee) Having meniscus surgery; out 4-6 weeks
J.A. Happ, SP, TOR (back) Next rehab start slated for Thursday
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL (neck) Transferred to 60-day DL
Steven Wright, SP, BOS (hernia) Also moved to 60-day DL
Mark Ellis, 2B, STL (knee) Making progress, but not returning this week
Louis Coleman, RP, KC (finger) Could be activated Tuesday
Casey Kelly, SP, SD (elbow) Playing catch; sim game in a few days
Tim Collins, RP, KC (elbow) MRI negative, but does have inflammation
Craig Breslow, RP, BOS (shoulder) Had third rehab game Monday; should be back soon
Dane De La Rosa, RP, LAA (forearm) One more rehab game Wednesday, then back this weekend

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

Traded
Preston Guilmet, RP, BAL (from CLE)
Miguel Sulbaran, RP, NYY (from MIN)
Eduardo Nunez, SS, MIN (from NYY)

Placed on DL
David Robertson, RP, NYY (groin)
Joe Saunders, SP, TEX (ankle)
Jason Bartlett, SS, MIN (ankle)
Francisley Bueno, RP, KC (finger)
Tim Collins, RP, KC (elbow)

Activated from DL
Ryan Cook, RP, OAK
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN
Boone Logan, RP, COL

Called Up
Daniel McCutchen, RP, TEX
Chris Hermann, C, MIN
Donnie Joseph, RP, KC
Michael Mariot, RP, KC

Sent Down
Tucker Barnhart, C, CIN
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL
Evan Scribner, RP, OAK
Brock Holt, 3B, BOS
Eduardo Nunez, SS, MIN
Preston Guilmet, RP, BAL

Signed
Ryan Roberts, 3B, BOS

Closer Watch

Yankees David Robertson hit the DL with a groin injury Monday, but early indications are that he'll miss the minimum time. In his absence, Shawn Kelley recorded the save against Baltimore on Monday afternoon. Kelley's a nice play for saves in the short term while Robertson remains out, and in deeper leagues should remain owned thereafter as a handcuff.

Reds Jonathan Broxton could be activated as soon as Tuesday, and when that happens, it seems he'll immediately take over the closer's role, ending the ever-so-brief reign of J.J. Hoover (though you can argue that Hoover's reign already ended when he loaded the bases and then gave up a walk-off grand slam to the Mets' Ike Davis without recording any outs). As long as he stays healthy, Broxton should deliver a month-plus worth of saves until Aroldis Chapman returns in mid-to-late May.

Hot Batter Matchups April 8, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis 1B BAL @ NYY
1:05PM
I. Nova 23 8 4 3 9 2 8 .348 .444 .783 1.227
N. Markakis OF BAL @ NYY
1:05PM
I. Nova 34 11 4 1 2 4 4 .324 .385 .500 .885
M. Wieters C BAL @ NYY
1:05PM
I. Nova 29 11 7 4 7 4 1 .379 .455 .897 1.351
R. Braun OF MIL @ PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 16 7 1 0 3 1 2 .438 .444 .500 .944
R. Howard 1B PHI vs MIL
4:05PM
K. Lohse 22 10 3 2 8 4 8 .455 .538 .773 1.311
G. Blanco OF SF vs ARI
4:35PM
T. Cahill 17 5 5 1 3 3 3 .294 .400 .706 1.106
A. Pagan OF SF vs ARI
4:35PM
T. Cahill 18 7 1 0 0 2 0 .389 .450 .444 .894
B. Posey C SF vs ARI
4:35PM
T. Cahill 14 4 2 1 2 3 3 .286 .444 .571 1.016
P. Sandoval 3B SF vs ARI
4:35PM
T. Cahill 22 8 2 0 1 0 1 .364 .364 .500 .864
B. Harper OF WAS vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez 10 5 3 2 4 1 2 .500 .545 1.200 1.745
B. Upton OF ATL vs NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon 23 7 3 1 5 3 6 .304 .407 .565 .973
D. Murphy 2B NYM @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 11 6 5 1 5 0 1 .545 .545 1.182 1.727
R. Tejada SS NYM @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 11 6 2 0 0 0 1 .545 .583 .727 1.311
D. Wright 3B NYM @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 21 11 5 1 7 4 5 .524 .577 .857 1.434
S. Castro SS CHC vs PIT
8:05PM
C. Morton 15 6 0 0 1 0 1 .400 .400 .400 .800
N. Schierholtz OF CHC vs PIT
8:05PM
C. Morton 15 5 2 0 1 1 5 .333 .412 .533 .945
S. Marte OF PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 11 5 0 0 0 0 3 .455 .455 .455 .909
A. McCutchen OF PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 20 8 4 2 5 3 3 .400 .478 .800 1.278
J. Bruce OF CIN @ STL
8:15PM
L. Lynn 14 6 3 1 4 1 6 .429 .438 .857 1.295
Z. Cozart SS CIN @ STL
8:15PM
L. Lynn 17 6 3 2 3 0 1 .353 .389 .765 1.154
M. Carpenter 3B STL vs CIN
8:15PM
H. Bailey 16 10 2 0 1 0 2 .625 .625 .750 1.375
M. Holliday OF STL vs CIN
8:15PM
H. Bailey 35 12 6 2 7 3 10 .343 .395 .657 1.052
J. Jay OF STL vs CIN
8:15PM
H. Bailey 25 7 4 1 2 1 1 .280 .333 .560 .893
Y. Molina C STL vs CIN
8:15PM
H. Bailey 25 8 4 2 3 1 1 .320 .346 .640 .986
V. Martinez DH DET @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 26 9 3 1 4 3 6 .346 .414 .538 .952
A. Ethier OF LAD vs DET
10:10PM
M. Scherzer 15 6 2 1 3 2 1 .400 .471 .667 1.137
Hot Pitcher Matchups April 8, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Gio Gonzalez WAS vs MIA
7:05PM
74 13 4 0 3 7 28 .176 .247 .242 .489
Edwin Jackson CHC vs PIT
8:05PM
125 27 9 3 10 9 25 .216 .274 .344 .619
Max Scherzer DET @ LAD
10:10PM
87 16 5 1 9 9 14 .184 .260 .292 .552
Dan Haren LAD vs DET
10:10PM
134 28 10 2 8 8 28 .209 .253 .323 .575
Cold Batter Matchups April 8, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Jones OF BAL @ NYY
1:05PM
I. Nova 35 7 2 0 3 0 8 .200 .231 .257 .488
T. Gwynn Jr. OF PHI vs MIL
4:05PM
K. Lohse 12 3 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .333 .583
J. Rollins SS PHI vs MIL
4:05PM
K. Lohse 37 6 1 1 2 3 3 .162 .225 .243 .468
C. Utley 2B PHI vs MIL
4:05PM
K. Lohse 27 4 1 0 1 3 3 .148 .258 .185 .443
B. Belt 1B SF vs ARI
4:35PM
T. Cahill 19 5 1 0 2 0 5 .263 .263 .368 .632
B. Crawford SS SF vs ARI
4:35PM
T. Cahill 16 3 1 0 1 3 5 .188 .350 .250 .600
J. Arencibia C TEX @ BOS
6:10PM
F. Doubront 12 2 2 1 2 1 5 .167 .231 .500 .731
J. Mathis C MIA @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez 14 2 0 0 0 1 4 .143 .200 .143 .343
G. Stanton OF MIA @ WAS
7:05PM
G. Gonzalez 10 1 1 0 0 2 4 .100 .250 .200 .450
D. Barney 2B CHC vs PIT
8:05PM
C. Morton 10 1 0 0 1 1 0 .100 .308 .100 .408
P. Alvarez 3B PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 15 2 1 1 1 0 4 .133 .133 .333 .467
C. Barmes SS PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 16 4 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
R. Martin C PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 15 2 0 0 0 1 2 .133 .188 .133 .321
T. Snider OF PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 10 1 1 0 1 0 3 .100 .100 .300 .400
N. Walker 2B PIT @ CHC
8:05PM
E. Jackson 15 2 1 0 0 3 3 .133 .278 .200 .478
T. Frazier 3B CIN @ STL
8:15PM
L. Lynn 12 2 1 1 1 2 6 .167 .333 .417 .750
B. Phillips 2B CIN @ STL
8:15PM
L. Lynn 17 5 1 0 5 0 3 .294 .278 .353 .631
A. Craig 1B STL vs CIN
8:15PM
H. Bailey 10 2 1 1 2 1 4 .200 .273 .500 .773
D. Descalso 2B STL vs CIN
8:15PM
H. Bailey 12 2 0 0 1 1 3 .167 .231 .167 .397
J. Morneau 1B COL vs CWS
8:40PM
J. Quintana 13 5 1 0 0 0 4 .385 .385 .462 .846
A. Avila C DET @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
M. Cabrera 3B DET @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 19 4 1 1 2 0 3 .211 .211 .368 .579
T. Hunter OF DET @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 11 1 0 0 1 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258
A. Jackson OF DET @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 11 2 2 0 0 0 2 .182 .182 .455 .636
C. Figgins OF LAD vs DET
10:10PM
M. Scherzer 14 2 0 0 1 4 2 .143 .333 .143 .476
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD vs DET
10:10PM
M. Scherzer 17 3 0 0 1 2 3 .176 .263 .176 .440
M. Kemp OF LAD vs DET
10:10PM
M. Scherzer 16 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
Cold Pitcher Matchups April 8, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ivan Nova NYY vs BAL
1:05PM
183 55 22 11 26 12 31 .301 .355 .549 .903
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs MIL
4:05PM
66 22 6 2 12 6 10 .333 .383 .511 .893
Tim Hudson SF vs ARI
4:35PM
60 18 6 2 9 6 12 .300 .364 .468 .832
Henderson Alvarez MIA @ WAS
7:05PM
71 26 10 3 12 6 11 .366 .422 .587 1.009
Aaron Harang ATL vs NYM
7:10PM
66 30 15 3 16 9 12 .455 .521 .770 1.291
Homer Bailey CIN @ STL
8:15PM
145 47 19 7 19 11 25 .324 .376 .581 .957
Lance Lynn STL vs CIN
8:15PM
84 26 8 4 13 9 25 .310 .382 .498 .880


Recommended Pickup
Charlie Blackmon, OF, COL Blackmon's already one of the trendier early pickups, and it's no surprise, considering what he's done in the season's first week-plus. Despite Monday's 0-for-4, he's still hitting .464 with a homer, two steals, six RBI and five runs in the early going. He's struck out just twice in 29 plate appearances. He plays half his games in Coors Field. And the Rockies just sent down Corey Dickerson, thinning their crowded outfield situation a bit. How many more reasons do you need?

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DraftStreet Value Picks
SP: Yordano Ventura, KC ($8,488)
C: Yan Gomes, CLE ($4,927)
1B: Matt Adams, STL ($5,958)
2B: Robinson Cano, SEA ($5,600)
SS: Everth Cabrera, SD ($5,064)
3B: Todd Frazier, CIN ($5,429)
OF: Bryce Harper, WAS ($5,895)