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Monday Lineup Card: It's Parra for the Course

Eric Caturia

Eric Caturia

Eric is a writer/editor of MLB, NBA, and NFL content for RotoWire.

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

Tigers (Rick Porcello - R) at Orioles (Bud Norris - R), 7:05
Mets (Bartolo Colon - R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R), 7:05
Angels (C.J. Wilson - L) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle - L), 7:07
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Cardinals (Tyler Lyons - L), 8:00
Rangers (Colby Lewis - R) at Astros (Brad Peacock - R), 8:10
Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R) at Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R), 9:40
White Sox (John Danks - L) at Athletics (Jesse Chavez - R), 10:05
Rays (Cesar Ramos - L) at Mariners (Felix Hernandez - R), 10:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler - R) at Dodgers (Dan Haren - R), 10:10
Braves (Gavin Floyd - R) at Giants (Tim Lincecum - R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game:

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Everth Cabrera, SS, SD (Personal) - Wasn't in Sunday's lineup due to the birth of his daughter and may return by Tuesday's outing.
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL (Back) - His upcoming start was moved back to Friday due to mild back tightness.
Casey Fien, P, MIN (Arm) - Suffered a bruised right arm via a comebacker during Sunday's contest, leaving him day-to-day.
Wilmer Flores, 3B, NYM (Illness) - Sidelined Sunday as a result of a supposedly severe illness.
Gonzalez Germen, P, NYM (Illness) - Not available to pitch Sunday due to an illness, which may hold him out multiple days.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (Wrist) - Hit by a pitch on his left wrist during Sunday's game but said afterward that he'll be fine.
Omar Infante, 2B, KC (Back) - Out for a fifth game in a row Sunday due to a sore back.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (Hamstring) - Expected to be back in the lineup Monday, after six games on the pine as a result of tightness in his right hamstring.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (Back) - Missed Sunday's game as a result of a back concern that includes spasms and tightness that will diminish in time.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (Hand) - Scratched from the lineup Sunday as a precaution following the sore right hand that he sustained on a hit by pitch Saturday.
Jonathan Papelbon, P, PHI (Neck) - Unable to pitch Sunday due to a sore neck.
Martin Perez, P, TEX (Elbow) - Underwent an MRI, which revealed an inflamed left elbow, and will likely land on the DL.
Chad Qualls, P, HOU (Illness) - Felt better Sunday and pitched the ninth inning for his second save of the season.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL (Hamstring) - Will soon be placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (Knee) - Out Sunday as a result of the hyperextended left knee that he suffered during an attempted sliding catch Saturday.
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAA (Hand) - May end up on the disabled list, after he was hit on the left hand by a pitch Sunday; however, X-rays were returned negative.
Justin Upton, OF, ATL (Back) - Missed Sunday's contest due to a bruised lower back that he picked up on a hit by pitch Saturday.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD (Hamstring) - Ran outdoors prior to Sunday's outing but wasn't utilized in the batter's box or on the field.

Players on the DL
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN (Wrist) - Went 1-for-6 in rehab outings Friday and Saturday but has no timetable evident for a return to the Twins.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (Thumb) - Having surgery to repair his fractured left thumb Tuesday.
Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (Oblique) - Emerged OK from batting practice Sunday and will likely be activated prior to Tuesday's contest.
Sean Burnett, P, LAA (Elbow) - Gave up three runs on four hits across 0.2 innings during his first rehab contest Saturday at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Alex Cobb, P, TB (Oblique) - Throwing a simulated game Monday, after which he may commence a rehab assignment next Saturday.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (Hamstring) - Said Sunday that he has no inclination when a rehab assignment will commence but expects it to be brief.
Dane De La Rosa, P, LAA (Shoulder) - Surrendered two walks, both of which scored, in 1.1 innings during Saturday's rehab outing at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Adam Eaton, OF, CHW (Hamstring) - Scheduled to start a rehab assignment Wednesday with hopes of returning to action next Sunday.
Jason Grilli, P, PIT (Oblique) - Tossed a 25-pitch bullpen session Sunday and will throw a simulated game in the near future.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN (Hamstring) - Will likely begin a rehab assignment in the upcoming days with the potential for activation from the DL next weekend.
Jason Motte, P, STL (Elbow) - Moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Memphis on Sunday.
James Paxton, P, SEA (Back) - Will throw a 55-pitch bullpen session Wednesday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (Ribs) - Expected to be sidelined at least two additional weeks.
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P, LAD (Shoulder) - May throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since landing on the disabled list with shoulder inflammation.
Chris Sale, P, CHW (Arm) - Expected to return to the rotation during a four-game set that starts on May 22.
Joe Saunders, P, TEX (Ankle) - Allowed four runs on seven hits and one walk, while recording two strikeouts in 5.1 innings, during a rehab game Saturday at Double-A Frisco.
Tanner Scheppers, P, TEX (Elbow) - Throwing the first of a handful of bullpen sessions Monday.
Mark Trumbo, OF, ARI (Foot) - Slated for a doctor's appointment later in the week regarding the stress fracture in his foot.
Jose Veras, P, CHC (Oblique) - Tossed perfect frames in both of his rehab games at Double-A Tennessee, but it's unclear how many more he'll require, before activation from the DL occurs.
Matt Wieters, C, BAL (Elbow) - May rest his right elbow until July 1, before a determination is made regarding Tommy John surgery.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (Thumb) - Underwent another X-ray on his right thumb Sunday, but the next step in his recovery is to be determined.

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

Activated from the DL
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL
Chase Headley, 3B, SD
Casey Janssen, P, TOR

Placed on the DL
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS
CC Sabathia, P, NYY
Sergio Santos, P, TOR
Matt Wieters, C, BAL

Called Up
Matt Daley, P, NYY
Jaff Decker, OF, PIT
Tyler Moore, OF, WAS

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
T.J. McFarland, P, BAL
Brent Morel, 3B, PIT

Contract Selected
Henry Rodriguez, P, MIA

Designated for Assignment
Chris Getz, 2B, TOR
Carlos Marmol, P, MIA

Released
Heath Bell, P

Signed
Mike MacDougal, P, SEA (to minor league contract)

Elected Free Agency
Xavier Nady, OF

Closer Watch

Blue Jays - The activation of Casey Janssen from the disabled list Sunday is a welcome relief to a closing situation that has resembled a revolving door in 2014. After enduring a sore shoulder throughout spring training, optimism abound regarding his readiness for the regular season until a sudden blow, a strained lower back, pushed him to the DL. His stint was delayed further due to a setback in mid-April, and in the meantime, the likes of Sergio Santos (now on the DL due to forearm tightness), Brett Cecil, and Aaron Loup were tasked with save chances, combining for nine successes in 14 chances. With few viable options, Janssen is all but assured the job, despite manager John Gibbons' unwillingness to name Toronto's main fireman. Although a save opportunity didn't arise Sunday, the combination of Janssen's successful rehab assignment -- he held the opposition scoreless on four hits and no walks to go with three strikeouts in four frames between High-A Dunedin and Double-A New Hampshire -- and his mates lack thereof should afford him the role right off the bat.

Hot Batter Matchups ľ Mayá12,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis 1B BALávsáDET
7:05PM
R. Porcello 15 5 3 3 7 0 5 .333 .333 .933 1.267
J. Hardy SS BALávsáDET
7:05PM
R. Porcello 17 7 1 0 0 0 4 .412 .412 .471 .882
N. Markakis OF BALávsáDET
7:05PM
R. Porcello 21 9 2 1 2 3 1 .429 .480 .619 1.099
D. Young OF BALávsáDET
7:05PM
R. Porcello 22 8 3 1 4 1 3 .364 .391 .591 .982
D. Jeter SS NYYávsáNYM
7:05PM
B. Colon 21 11 3 1 5 1 4 .524 .545 .810 1.355
I. Suzuki OF NYYávsáNYM
7:05PM
B. Colon 79 22 6 3 8 1 6 .278 .288 .443 .731
M. Teixeira 1B NYYávsáNYM
7:05PM
B. Colon 42 12 5 3 11 4 8 .286 .362 .548 .909
E. Aybar SS LAAá@áTOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 16 5 3 1 4 0 0 .313 .294 .625 .919
H. Kendrick 2B LAAá@áTOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 20 7 4 1 1 2 4 .350 .409 .700 1.109
M. Cabrera OF TORávsáLAA
7:07PM
C. Wilson 14 4 2 1 3 0 3 .286 .286 .571 .857
E. Encarnacion 1B TORávsáLAA
7:07PM
C. Wilson 12 4 1 1 2 4 0 .333 .500 .583 1.083
A. Lind 1B TORávsáLAA
7:07PM
C. Wilson 15 5 3 1 3 3 6 .333 .444 .733 1.178
A. Craig 1B STLávsáCHC
8:15PM
T. Wood 25 8 3 2 2 1 5 .320 .346 .600 .946
M. Holliday OF STLávsáCHC
8:15PM
T. Wood 29 8 4 2 4 1 8 .276 .323 .552 .874
J. Jay OF STLávsáCHC
8:15PM
T. Wood 25 10 2 0 3 3 1 .400 .464 .480 .944
Y. Molina C STLávsáCHC
8:15PM
T. Wood 30 12 7 3 11 0 6 .400 .387 .833 1.220
M. Montero C ARIávsáWAS
9:40PM
J. Zimmermann 11 3 3 0 1 1 5 .273 .333 .545 .879
M. Prado 3B ARIávsáWAS
9:40PM
J. Zimmermann 14 7 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .643 1.143
D. Barton 1B OAKávsáCWS
10:05PM
J. Danks 13 6 2 0 2 3 2 .462 .563 .615 1.178
J. Mathis C MIAá@áLAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 12 4 1 1 1 0 4 .333 .333 .583 .917
G. Stanton OF MIAá@áLAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 10 4 2 1 4 1 4 .400 .455 .800 1.255
D. DeJesus OF TBá@áSEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 31 10 4 1 5 2 4 .323 .382 .516 .898
J. Heyward OF ATLá@áSF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 17 6 1 0 0 5 4 .353 .500 .412 .912
Hot Pitcher Matchups ľ Mayá12,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Felix Hernandez SEAávsáTB
10:10PM
135 27 6 1 12 14 41 .200 .277 .255 .532
Cold Batter Matchups ľ Mayá12,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
N. Cruz OF BALávsáDET
7:05PM
R. Porcello 19 4 0 0 2 0 5 .211 .211 .211 .421
A. Jones OF BALávsáDET
7:05PM
R. Porcello 21 3 0 0 0 0 6 .143 .143 .143 .286
C. Young OF NYMá@áNYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 28 6 1 0 1 1 12 .214 .241 .250 .491
E. Young Jr. OF NYMá@áNYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda 12 3 2 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .500 .750
C. Beltran OF NYYávsáNYM
7:05PM
B. Colon 16 2 1 0 0 0 4 .125 .125 .188 .313
B. Ryan SS NYYávsáNYM
7:05PM
B. Colon 14 1 0 0 0 0 2 .071 .071 .071 .143
J. McDonald SS LAAá@áTOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 22 4 0 0 1 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364
M. Ellis 2B STLávsáCHC
8:15PM
T. Wood 12 2 1 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .250 .481
N. Punto 2B OAKávsáCWS
10:05PM
J. Danks 24 4 0 0 1 2 1 .167 .231 .167 .397
M. Joyce OF TBá@áSEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 12 1 1 0 0 1 3 .083 .154 .167 .321
J. Molina C TBá@áSEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 13 2 0 0 0 1 3 .154 .214 .154 .368
S. Rodriguez SS TBá@áSEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 14 3 1 0 3 0 6 .214 .214 .286 .500
B. Zobrist 2B TBá@áSEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez 25 3 0 0 2 6 9 .120 .281 .120 .401
C. Johnson 3B ATLá@áSF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 12 3 0 0 0 0 2 .250 .250 .250 .500
D. Uggla 2B ATLá@áSF
10:15PM
T. Lincecum 13 0 0 0 0 2 6 .000 .133 .000 .133
Cold Pitcher Matchups ľ Mayá12,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Rick Porcello DETá@áBAL
7:05PM
142 44 11 5 17 6 27 .310 .335 .461 .795
Mark Buehrle TORávsáLAA
7:07PM
123 37 15 4 15 7 17 .301 .336 .518 .854
C.J. Wilson LAAá@áTOR
7:07PM
89 26 9 3 13 14 19 .292 .394 .477 .871
Travis Wood CHCá@áSTL
8:15PM
161 53 22 8 27 8 28 .329 .361 .567 .928
Dan Haren LADávsáMIA
10:10PM
94 28 12 4 15 5 23 .298 .333 .517 .851

Recommended Pickup

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