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Monday Lineup Card: No Cooling Kouzmanoff

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

BAL (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at BOS (Clay Buchholz – R), 11:05 AM ET
KC (Jeremy Guthrie – R) at CLE (Zach McAllister – R), 7:05 PM ET
LAA (Garrett Richards – R) at WAS (Tanner Roark – R), 7:05 PM ET
CIN (Mike Leake – R) at PIT (Francisco Liriano – L), 7:05 PM ET
CHW (John Danks – L) at DET (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08 PM ET
MIA (Tom Koehler – R) at ATL (Julio Teheran – R), 7:10 PM ET
STL (Tyler Lyons – L) at NYM (Jenrry Mejia – R), 7:10 PM ET
AZ (Bronson Arroyo – R) at CHC (Travis Wood – L), 8:05 PM ET
SD (Andrew Cashner – R) at MIL (Wily Peralta – R), 8:10 PM ET
SF (Ryan Vogelsong – R) at COL (Jorge De La Rosa – L), 8:40 PM ET
TEX (Yu Darvish – R) at OAK (Dan Straily – R), 10:05 PM ET
HOU (Dallas Keuchel – R) at SEA (Felix Hernandez – R), 10:10 PM ET
PHI (Cliff Lee – L) at LAD (Paul Maholm – L), 10:10 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: BAL/BOS

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK – (Heel) Left Sunday’s game with bruise.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL – (Hamstring) Out of lineup Sunday for third straight day.
Adam Eaton, OF, CHW – (Hamstring, Ankle) Out at least three games, the first of which was Sunday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Knee) left Sunday’s game with tendinitis.
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL – (Hamstring) Left Sunday’s game with strain.
Desmond Jennings, OF, TB – (Groin) Out of lineup for third straight game Sunday.
Jordy Mercer, SS, PIT – (Ankle) Out of lineup again Sunday, should still avoid DL.
A.J. Pollock, OF, AZ – (Neck) Left Sunday’s game with tightness.

Players on the DL
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX – (Quadriceps) Should be activated when eligible Friday.
Alex Cobb, P, TB – (Oblique) Late-May or early-June return.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD – (Knee) Hopes to run next week, then could begin rehab assignment.
Scott Hairston, OF, WAS – (Oblique) Swinging in cage, could take batting practice soon.
Mike Harrison, P, TEX – (Back) Will throw bullpen session during week and could be activated over the weekend.
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB – (Elbow) Playing catch again, still on track for June return.
Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA – (Finger) First rehab start Tuesday.
Clayton Kershaw, P, LAD – (Back) Felt good in simulated game, says next step will be rehab start.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS – (Calf) Will start rehab Monday, could be activated over the weekend.
Mike Minor, P, ATL – (Shoulder) Expected to be activated Saturday against Reds.
Ivan Nova, P, NYY – (Elbow) Placed on DL, Tommy John a possibility.
Juan Oviedo, P, TB – (General Soreness) Expected to be activated Tuesday.
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX – (Shoulder) Due back first week of June.
Logan Schafer, OF, MIL – (Hamstring) Placed on DL but could miss minimum time.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Played six innings in first rehab game, more rehab games Monday and Tuesday.

Activated from the DL
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY
Lyle Overbay, 1B, MIL (from paternity list)

Placed on the DL
Ivan Nova, P, NYY
Logan Schafer, OF, MIL

Claimed Off Waivers
Sam Fuld, MIN from OAK

Called Up
Preston Claiborne, P, NYY
Brandon Maurer, P, SEA
Bryan Mitchell, P, NYY
Danny Worth, 3B, DET

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Matt Daley, P, NYY (designated for assignment)
Alex Gonzalez, SS, DET (released)
James Jones, OF, SEA
Darin Mastroianni, OF, MIN
Scott Sizemore, 2B, NYY

Closer Watch

Oakland – Luke Gregerson picked up his third save Sunday. The club remains on a committee basis, but Gregerson appears to be leading the charge.

Pittsburgh – Jason Grilli blew a save Saturday and Sunday, giving him three blown saves on the season. The Pirates may be at the point where they have to consider giving Mark Melancon a chance at saves.

Key Matchups

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Hot Batter Matchups – April 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
N. Cruz OF BAL @ BOS
11:05AM
C. Buchholz 10 4 1 1 2 1 1 .400 .455 .700 1.155
C. Davis 1B BAL @ BOS
11:05AM
C. Buchholz 18 5 3 2 2 3 6 .278 .381 .667 1.048
J. Hardy SS BAL @ BOS
11:05AM
C. Buchholz 19 7 2 2 3 1 5 .368 .400 .684 1.084
M. Napoli 1B BOS vs BAL
11:05AM
W. Chen 13 3 3 2 2 1 4 .231 .286 .769 1.055
D. Nava OF BOS vs BAL
11:05AM
W. Chen 11 6 1 1 3 1 2 .545 .583 .818 1.402
D. Ortiz DH BOS vs BAL
11:05AM
W. Chen 13 5 1 1 5 1 3 .385 .400 .615 1.015
D. Pedroia 2B BOS vs BAL
11:05AM
W. Chen 22 11 5 0 4 2 1 .500 .542 .773 1.314
T. Frazier 3B CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 12 3 2 2 2 1 4 .250 .308 .750 1.058
R. Ludwick OF CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 11 4 1 0 2 1 3 .364 .417 .455 .871
L. Chisenhall 3B CLE vs KC
7:05PM
J. Guthrie 10 5 2 1 4 0 1 .500 .500 .900 1.400
J. Kipnis 2B CLE vs KC
7:05PM
J. Guthrie 11 6 1 1 4 1 2 .545 .538 .818 1.357
C. Santana C CLE vs KC
7:05PM
J. Guthrie 16 6 3 1 3 2 2 .375 .444 .688 1.132
N. Swisher 1B CLE vs KC
7:05PM
J. Guthrie 40 14 8 2 9 6 10 .350 .426 .675 1.101
C. Barmes SS PIT vs CIN
7:05PM
M. Leake 17 6 2 0 2 2 1 .353 .421 .471 .892
R. Martin C PIT vs CIN
7:05PM
M. Leake 22 9 2 1 4 0 4 .409 .409 .591 1.000
J. Tabata OF PIT vs CIN
7:05PM
M. Leake 20 7 3 0 1 2 3 .350 .409 .550 .959
N. Walker 2B PIT vs CIN
7:05PM
M. Leake 31 10 5 1 11 6 6 .323 .421 .548 .969
R. Davis OF DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Danks 12 4 2 0 1 2 3 .333 .467 .500 .967
T. Hunter OF DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Danks 43 14 5 3 9 4 5 .326 .383 .581 .964
A. Jackson OF DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Danks 37 14 5 3 6 4 6 .378 .439 .676 1.115
I. Kinsler 2B DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Danks 31 12 7 4 5 2 3 .387 .424 .871 1.295
V. Martinez DH DET vs CWS
7:08PM
J. Danks 42 8 3 3 5 2 4 .190 .227 .405 .632
L. Valbuena 3B CHC vs ARI
8:05PM
B. Arroyo 13 6 6 2 2 2 1 .462 .533 1.231 1.764
M. Cuddyer OF COL vs SF
8:40PM
R. Vogelsong 10 5 1 1 4 0 0 .500 .500 .800 1.300
J. Pacheco 3B COL vs SF
8:40PM
R. Vogelsong 10 4 3 1 2 1 0 .400 .455 .900 1.355
W. Rosario C COL vs SF
8:40PM
R. Vogelsong 11 3 2 2 3 0 1 .273 .273 .818 1.091
H. Pence OF SF @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa 16 3 3 2 6 2 0 .188 .278 .625 .903
B. Posey C SF @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa 20 7 2 0 5 4 4 .350 .440 .450 .890
P. Sandoval 3B SF @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa 34 11 5 1 4 2 5 .324 .361 .529 .891
A. Callaspo 3B OAK vs TEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 18 7 2 0 3 3 2 .389 .476 .500 .976
C. Crisp OF OAK vs TEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 14 3 2 1 5 2 4 .214 .294 .571 .866
J. Jaso C OAK vs TEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 13 4 3 2 3 2 4 .308 .400 .846 1.246
B. Moss 1B OAK vs TEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 15 5 4 3 5 2 4 .333 .444 1.000 1.444
A. Rios OF TEX @ OAK
10:05PM
D. Straily 10 4 1 0 1 1 3 .400 .455 .500 .955
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD vs PHI
10:10PM
C. Lee 22 11 4 1 3 1 3 .500 .522 .773 1.294
H. Ramirez SS LAD vs PHI
10:10PM
C. Lee 16 8 6 3 8 0 1 .500 .500 1.250 1.750
C. Utley 2B PHI @ LAD
10:10PM
P. Maholm 27 9 6 1 2 0 5 .333 .333 .630 .963
Hot Pitcher Matchups – April 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Clay Buchholz BOS vs BAL
11:05AM
167 37 13 7 22 17 31 .222 .301 .382 .683
Cold Batter Matchups – April 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Flaherty 2B BAL @ BOS
11:05AM
C. Buchholz 11 3 0 0 0 0 3 .273 .333 .273 .606
N. Markakis OF BAL @ BOS
11:05AM
C. Buchholz 37 5 0 0 2 6 5 .135 .273 .135 .408
M. Wieters C BAL @ BOS
11:05AM
C. Buchholz 30 6 2 0 1 4 4 .200 .294 .267 .561
A. Pierzynski C BOS vs BAL
11:05AM
W. Chen 12 3 2 0 2 0 4 .250 .250 .417 .667
D. Ross C BOS vs BAL
11:05AM
W. Chen 13 4 1 0 3 0 3 .308 .308 .385 .692
J. Bruce OF CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 11 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000
B. Pena C CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 18 5 0 0 3 0 4 .278 .263 .278 .541
B. Phillips 2B CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 15 3 0 0 1 1 3 .200 .250 .200 .450
M. Bourn OF CLE vs KC
7:05PM
J. Guthrie 14 2 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286
M. Brantley OF CLE vs KC
7:05PM
J. Guthrie 19 4 2 0 1 0 3 .211 .211 .316 .526
D. Murphy OF CLE vs KC
7:05PM
J. Guthrie 15 4 1 0 1 0 3 .267 .267 .333 .600
I. Davis 1B PIT vs CIN
7:05PM
M. Leake 11 1 1 0 1 0 0 .091 .091 .182 .273
S. Marte OF PIT vs CIN
7:05PM
M. Leake 13 3 1 1 1 0 6 .231 .333 .462 .795
T. Snider OF PIT vs CIN
7:05PM
M. Leake 10 1 0 0 1 1 2 .100 .167 .100 .267
C. Gillaspie 3B CWS @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 11 2 1 0 2 1 2 .182 .250 .364 .614
A. Ramirez SS CWS @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 12 2 1 0 1 1 1 .167 .231 .250 .481
A. Hechavarria SS MIA @ ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran 11 2 1 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .273 .455
D. Barney 2B CHC vs ARI
8:05PM
B. Arroyo 20 3 0 0 1 0 1 .150 .143 .150 .293
S. Castro SS CHC vs ARI
8:05PM
B. Arroyo 27 6 2 1 1 0 4 .222 .222 .370 .593
A. Rizzo 1B CHC vs ARI
8:05PM
B. Arroyo 17 3 0 0 0 0 1 .176 .176 .176 .353
N. Schierholtz OF CHC vs ARI
8:05PM
B. Arroyo 18 5 3 0 1 0 3 .278 .278 .444 .722
C. Gonzalez OF COL vs SF
8:40PM
R. Vogelsong 13 1 1 0 1 3 5 .077 .235 .154 .389
D. Stubbs OF COL vs SF
8:40PM
R. Vogelsong 13 3 0 0 1 0 5 .231 .231 .231 .462
T. Tulowitzki SS COL vs SF
8:40PM
R. Vogelsong 10 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .167 .000 .167
J. Donaldson 3B OAK vs TEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 13 2 0 0 0 2 7 .154 .267 .154 .421
J. Lowrie SS OAK vs TEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 12 2 0 0 1 3 5 .167 .375 .167 .542
J. Reddick OF OAK vs TEX
10:05PM
Y. Darvish 14 1 0 0 1 0 8 .071 .067 .071 .138
E. Andrus SS TEX @ OAK
10:05PM
D. Straily 14 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .125 .000 .125
C. Crawford OF LAD vs PHI
10:10PM
C. Lee 33 7 1 0 1 0 6 .212 .212 .273 .485
M. Kemp OF LAD vs PHI
10:10PM
C. Lee 15 1 0 0 0 1 9 .067 .125 .067 .192
J. Turner 2B LAD vs PHI
10:10PM
C. Lee 17 1 0 0 0 1 4 .059 .158 .059 .217
Cold Pitcher Matchups – April 21, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Wei-Yin Chen BAL @ BOS
11:05AM
107 40 14 5 21 7 24 .374 .409 .610 1.019
Jeremy Guthrie KC @ CLE
7:05PM
184 56 20 7 30 13 30 .304 .345 .500 .845
John Danks CWS @ DET
7:08PM
231 72 26 14 36 22 31 .312 .375 .545 .920
Yu Darvish TEX @ OAK
10:05PM
133 35 14 8 23 20 47 .263 .365 .502 .866


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