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Thursday Lineup Card: Trout Out, Calhoun Activated

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

PHI (Cole Hamels – L) at MIA (Henderson Alvarez – R), 12:40 PM ET
TEX (Yu Darvish – R) at DET (Robbie Ray – L), 1:08 PM ET
SF (Tim Hudson – R) at COL (Jorge De La Rosa – L), 3:10 PM ET
TOR (Mark Buehrle – L) at BOS (Jon Lester – L), 4:05 PM ET
OAK (Sonny Gray – R) at TB (Alex Cobb – R), 4:10 PM ET
CLE (Josh Tomlin – R) at BAL (Wei-Yin Chen – L), 7:05 PM ET
WAS (Blake Treinen – R) at PIT (Edinson Volquez – R), 7:05 PM ET
MIL (Matt Garza – R) at ATL (Aaron Harang – R), 7:10 PM ET
LAD (Zack Greinke – R) at NYM (Jonathon Niese – L), 7:10 PM ET
AZ (Wade Miley – L) at STL (Lance Lynn – R), 7:15 PM ET
NYY (David Phelps – R) at CHW (Chris Sale – L), 8:10 PM ET
HOU (Jarred Cosart – R) at SEA (Roenis Elias – L), 10:10 PM ET
CHC (Jake Arrieta – R) at SD (Eric Stults – L), 10:10 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: PHI/ATL, SF/COL, TOR/BOS, OAK/TB

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Matt Cain, P, SF – (Hamstring) Left Wednesday’s game after three innings.
Santiago Casilla, P, SF – (Leg) Left Wednesday’s game.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK – (Neck) Left Tuesday’s game, did not start Wednesday.
Prince Fielder, 1B, TEX – (Back) Not flying to Detroit for Thursday road trip, seeing back specialist instead.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL – (Finger) Left Wednesday’s game with inflammation.
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN – (Knee) Out of lineup Wednesday with swelling.
Leonys Martin, OF, TEX – (Neck) Scratched Tuesday, out of lineup again Wednesday.
Mike Napoli, C, BOS – (Illness) Out of lineup Wednesday with flu.
Salvador Perez, C, KC – (Hand) Out again Wednesday, may sit Thursday as well.
Buster Posey, C, SF – (Back) Out of lineup for second day in a row Wednesday.
Rick Porcello, P, DET – (Oblique) Should start Saturday provided he feels no ill effects of Wednesday bullpen session.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD – (Groin) Out of lineup for second day in a row Wednesday.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, MIA – (Ankle) Left Wednesday’s game after rolling ankle.
Mike Trout, OF, LAA – (Hamstring) Feels betters Wednesday, expects to return Friday.
Michael Wacha, P, STL – (Elbow) Suffered bruised elbow after being hit with foul ball in dugout.

Players on the DL
Edgmer Escalona, P, BAL – (Shoulder) Playing in extended spring training games.
Gio Gonzalez, P, WAS – (Shoulder) Will resume throwing Friday.
Jason Grilli, P, PIT – (Oblique) Aiming to return to Pirates on Saturday.
Joel Hanrahan, P, DET – (Elbow) Threw a few pitches off a mound Wednesday.
Shawn Kelley, P, NYY – (Back) Had setback Monday, won’t be activated Thursday.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS – (Quadriceps) Should begin rehab Thursday, be activated Sunday.
Mat Latos, P, CIN – (Elbow) Threw simulated game Tuesday, could begin rehab by end of weekend.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI – (Elbow) Will rest a week before being re-evaluated.
Matt Lindstrom, P, CHW – (Ankle) Will have surgery Friday and miss about three months.
Russell Martin, C, PIT – (Leg) Caught simulated game Wednesday, could be activated by the weekend.
Logan Morrison, 1B, SEA – (Hamstring) Running Wednesday, should run again Thursday, could begin rehab Friday.
James Paxton, P, SEA – (Back) Should throw bullpen session Thursday and would then hit rehab assignment starting Sunday.
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR – (Hamstring) MRI revealed mild strain.
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL – (Neck) Doing baseball activities but not playing in extended spring training games.
Chris Sale, P, CHW – (Arm) Should be activated to make Thursday’s start.
Sergio Santos, P, TOR – (Forearm) Will resume throwing Friday but no return date determined.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN – (Quadriceps) Finally placed on DL Wednesday.
Taijuan Walker, P, SEA – (Shoulder) Threw simulated game, will throw one more before starting rehab assignment.
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN – (Wrist) Poor rehab numbers, could remain on rehab until he gets it together at the plate.

Activated from the DL
Jay Bruce, OF, CIN
Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA
Hyun-Jin Ryu, P, LAD

Placed on the DL
Felix Doubront, P, BOS
Cliff Lee, P, PHI
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN

Claimed Off Waivers/Signed
Stephen Drew, SS, BOS

Called Up
Erisbel Arruebarrena, SS, LAD
Shane Robinson, OF, STL
Darin Ruf, 1B, PHI

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Joey Butler, OF, STL
Hector Santiago, P, LAA
Chris Withrow, P, LAD

Closer Watch

Baltimore – The Orioles used Tommy Hunter Tuesday in the seventh inning with a five run lead. This is not something a team would do with its closer. Save situations have not presented themselves frequently of late, but Hunter may be on the outs.

Chicago Cubs – Recently anointed closer Hector Rondon converted his first five save opportunities, but he blew an opportunity Wednesday by allowing two runs – one earned – to the Yankees in the ninth inning. Rondon likely will not be removed after one bad outing.

Detroit – Joe Nathan went a month without allowing a run, but he blew a save Wednesday by allowing two runs in the ninth inning against the Indians. The Tigers lost in extra innings. There is no sign that Nathan’s job is in jeopardy.

Oakland – Sean Doolittle earned saves both Tuesday and Wednesday and it looks like he is strengthening his hold on the closer’s job.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – May 22, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Hechavarria SS MIA vs PHI
12:40PM
C. Hamels 13 5 2 0 2 1 3 .385 .429 .692 1.121
J. Morneau 1B COL vs SF
3:10PM
T. Hudson 14 4 2 1 2 0 1 .286 .333 .571 .905
B. Crawford SS SF @ COL
3:10PM
J. De La Rosa 10 3 1 0 2 1 1 .300 .364 .500 .864
H. Pence OF SF @ COL
3:10PM
J. De La Rosa 19 5 4 2 6 2 0 .263 .333 .684 1.018
S. Drew SS BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
M. Buehrle 11 4 1 1 2 1 1 .364 .417 .636 1.053
J. Gomes OF BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
M. Buehrle 30 10 3 0 4 4 5 .333 .417 .467 .883
D. Ortiz DH BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
M. Buehrle 69 20 10 4 14 4 8 .290 .329 .551 .879
D. Pedroia 2B BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
M. Buehrle 36 14 3 0 2 2 2 .389 .421 .472 .893
G. Sizemore OF BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
M. Buehrle 69 15 6 4 8 2 10 .217 .260 .420 .681
J. Bautista OF TOR @ BOS
4:05PM
J. Lester 57 11 7 4 8 8 12 .193 .284 .456 .740
C. Crisp OF OAK @ TB
4:10PM
A. Cobb 15 8 3 2 3 0 1 .533 .533 1.000 1.533
N. McLouth OF WAS @ PIT
7:05PM
E. Volquez 12 5 2 0 0 2 2 .417 .500 .583 1.083
F. Freeman 1B ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Garza 10 4 1 1 2 1 4 .400 .455 .700 1.155
A. Ethier OF LAD @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese 10 4 0 0 2 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800
M. Kemp OF LAD @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese 10 4 0 0 1 1 1 .400 .455 .400 .855
R. Braun OF MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 32 7 3 3 3 4 8 .219 .306 .500 .806
L. Overbay 1B MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 25 11 5 0 1 3 3 .440 .500 .640 1.140
M. Ellis 2B STL vs ARI
7:15PM
W. Miley 23 10 5 4 4 2 1 .435 .480 1.000 1.480
D. Barney 2B CHC @ SD
10:10PM
E. Stults 10 5 5 1 3 2 0 .500 .583 1.200 1.783
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 22, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cole Hamels PHI @ MIA
12:40PM
127 33 16 7 16 5 42 .260 .288 .517 .805
Yu Darvish TEX @ DET
1:08PM
71 15 7 2 12 6 23 .211 .277 .362 .639
Jon Lester BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
253 46 21 8 21 22 54 .182 .248 .331 .579
Alex Cobb TB vs OAK
4:10PM
90 18 4 2 5 4 17 .200 .234 .288 .522
Matt Garza MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
102 22 6 4 16 11 34 .216 .305 .358 .664
Zack Greinke LAD @ NYM
7:10PM
85 18 6 2 7 7 23 .212 .279 .346 .625
Cold Batter Matchups – May 22, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Johnson OF MIA vs PHI
12:40PM
C. Hamels 12 2 1 0 3 0 3 .167 .167 .250 .417
G. Jones 1B MIA vs PHI
12:40PM
C. Hamels 10 2 1 1 1 0 4 .200 .200 .500 .700
G. Stanton OF MIA vs PHI
12:40PM
C. Hamels 35 8 5 2 4 1 16 .229 .250 .514 .764
A. Avila C DET vs TEX
1:08PM
Y. Darvish 10 2 1 0 0 2 4 .200 .333 .300 .633
T. Hunter OF DET vs TEX
1:08PM
Y. Darvish 21 6 3 1 6 1 8 .286 .304 .524 .828
C. Gonzalez OF COL vs SF
3:10PM
T. Hudson 14 2 1 0 1 2 2 .143 .250 .214 .464
A. Pierzynski C BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
M. Buehrle 20 7 0 0 3 0 4 .350 .364 .350 .714
S. Victorino OF BOS vs TOR
4:05PM
M. Buehrle 25 6 2 1 2 0 4 .240 .259 .400 .659
M. Cabrera OF TOR @ BOS
4:05PM
J. Lester 39 11 2 0 3 1 8 .282 .300 .333 .633
A. Lind 1B TOR @ BOS
4:05PM
J. Lester 29 3 1 0 0 1 12 .103 .133 .138 .271
J. Reyes SS TOR @ BOS
4:05PM
J. Lester 19 1 0 0 0 1 3 .053 .100 .053 .153
A. Callaspo 3B OAK @ TB
4:10PM
A. Cobb 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Y. Cespedes OF OAK @ TB
4:10PM
A. Cobb 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200
J. Reddick OF OAK @ TB
4:10PM
A. Cobb 10 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
N. Swisher 1B CLE @ BAL
7:05PM
W. Chen 11 2 1 0 0 0 1 .182 .250 .273 .523
J. Upton OF ATL vs MIL
7:10PM
M. Garza 13 2 1 0 1 0 5 .154 .154 .231 .385
J. Lucroy C MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 10 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .091 .000 .091
M. Reynolds 1B MIL @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 12 2 2 1 1 0 5 .167 .231 .500 .731
C. Granderson OF NYM vs LAD
7:10PM
Z. Greinke 39 7 4 1 3 3 10 .179 .238 .385 .623
I. Suzuki OF NYY @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 11 2 1 0 1 0 4 .182 .182 .273 .455
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 22, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
There are no pitchers who qualify as "cold" today.


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