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Monday Lineup Card: Adam's Not Done Yet

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)

Red Sox (Clay Buchholz - R) at Braves (Ervin Santana - R), 1:00
Pirates (Brandon Cumpton - R) at Mets (Jacob DeGrom - R), 1:10
Marlins (Nathan Eovaldi - R) at Nationals (Tanner Roark - R), 1:35
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R), 2:10
Indians (Josh Tomlin - R) at White Sox (Jose Quintana - L), 2:10
Rangers (Nick Tepesch - R) at Twins (Kevin Correia - R), 2:10
Yankees (Chase Whitley - R) at Cardinals (Michael Wacha - R), 4:00
Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R) at Giants (Yusmeiro Petit - R), 4:05
Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 4:05
Angels (Tyler Skaggs - L) at Mariners (Chris Young - R), 4:10
Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R) at Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R), 5:05
Rays (Erik Bedard - L) at Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison - R), 7:07
Padres (Tyson Ross - R) at Diamondbacks (Brandon McCarthy - R), 8:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu - L), 8:10
Astros (Scott Feldman - R) at Royals (Yordano Ventura - R), 8:10

Day Game After Night Game: Braves, Cardinals

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Norichika Aoki, OF, KC (Elbow) - Enduring discomfort in his elbow, which forced a late scratch from the lineup Sunday.
Bronson Arroyo, P, ARI (Elbow) - Removed from Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader due to a sore elbow, but not before allowing one run on six hits and a walk to go with one strikeout.
Peter Bourjos, OF, STL (Illness) - Out of the lineup Sunday due to a stomach virus.
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS, CLE (Knee) - Held out for a third straight contest Sunday due to knee and toe concerns.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET (Hamstring) - Came down with a cramp in his right hamstring Sunday, resulting in his removal from the contest.
Matt Cain, P, SF (Hamstring) - Played catch off flat ground Sunday, after which he reported improvement with his ailing right hamstring, but the date of his next start remains in question.
Joba Chamberlain, P, DET (Ankle) - Suffered a bruised right ankle while attempting to cover first base Sunday, causing his exit from the outing.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (Ankle) - Left Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader due to an injured ankle.
John Jaso, C, OAK (Back) - Missed his third consecutive outing Sunday due to a back injury.
Brad Peacock, P, HOU (Forearm) - Felt no pain in his right forearm following a bullpen session Saturday.
Cliff Pennington, SS, ARI (Illness) - Unavailable for Saturday's outing and Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader due to a head cold but managed a pinch-hit appearance in Game 2.
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK (Calf) - Remained out of the lineup for a second consecutive day Sunday, despite manager Bob Melvin's contention that the infielder's calf was feeling better.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (Groin) - Served as a pinch hitter for a second day in a row Sunday and will return to the lineup Monday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (Calf) - Has tests scheduled Monday to determine the extent of his calf injury.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (Foot) - Hit his left foot on a backswing during Sunday's game, but his removal was precautionary, and his availability Monday isn't in danger.
Danny Valencia, DH, KC (Hand) - Avoided breaking his hand Saturday and was instead diagnosed with a sprain.
Eric Young Jr., OF, NYM (Hamstring) - Will likely be placed on the disabled list due to a hamstring strain.

Players on the DL
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (Elbow) - Taking dry swings Monday in order to test whether he'll require surgery on the bone spur in his right elbow.
Chad Billingsley, P, LAD (Elbow) - Undergoing an examination Monday with hopes that he'll be cleared to pitch in simulated games.
Bruce Chen, P, KC (Back) - Slated to throw batting practice Monday, which would mark the first time he's faced live hitters since landing on the DL.
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (Thumb) - Won't be activated from the disabled list Monday, after missing a third contest in a row Sunday during his rehab assignment at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB (Elbow) - Tossed live batting practice Sunday, after which he reported no issues with his elbow.
Tommy Hunter, P, BAL (Groin) - Threw before Sunday's contest, or a few days removed from his placement on the disabled list.
Omar Infante, 2B, KC (Back) - Has the confidence of manager Ned Yost, who expects the infielder to be activated from the DL during the Royals' upcoming series against the Astros.
Shawn Kelley, P, NYY (Back) - Won't be activated from the disabled list until the second week of June at the earliest.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (Oblique) - Didn't play Sunday but will be in the lineup for a rehab outing Monday at Triple-A Columbus with the aim of returning to the Indians on Tuesday.
Eric O'Flaherty, P, OAK (Elbow) - Racked up 15 pitches in a recent simulated inning, mixing in his slider for good measure.
James Paxton, P, SEA (Back) - Completed a three-inning rehab game (62 pitches, 38 for strikes) at Triple-A Tacoma on Saturday.
Mike Pelfrey, P, MIN (Groin) - Sustained 88-90 mph on his fastball during a rehab start Friday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (Ribs) - Expected to toss two innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday.
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAA (Hand) - Started a rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Salt Lake.
Ben Zobrist, 2B, TB (Thumb) - Took live batting practice Sunday, which will be followed by rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday at High-A Charlotte; if a setback is avoided, he'll rejoin the Rays on Friday at Boston.

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

Activated from the DL
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS

Placed on the DL
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI
Chris Davis, 1B, BAL (Paternity List)
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS

Called Up
Vic Black, P, NYM
Justin De Fratus, P, PHI
Preston Guilmet, P, BAL
Michael Mariot, P, KC
Tommy Medica, OF, SD
Jimmy Nelson, P, MIL
Zeke Spruill, P, ARI
Brandon Workman, P, BOS

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Steve Lombardozzi, 2B, BAL
Francisco Pena, C, KC
Matt Shoemaker, P, LAA
Zach Walters, SS, WAS

Contract Selected
Wade LeBlanc, P, LAA

Designated for Assignment
Blaine Boyer, P, SD
Billy Buckner, P, SD

Outrighted
Jeff Bianchi, SS, MIL

Activated
Nick Hundley, C, BAL

Elected Free Agency
Frank Francisco, P

Signed
Manny Ramirez, OF, CHC (to minor league contract)

Closer Watch

White Sox - Spotted a three-run lead, Ronald Belisario entered the fray Saturday against the Yankees following eight splendid frames from John Danks, who gave up no runs on three hits and no walks, including a mere four baserunners. A disaster didn't seem imminent, after Belisario set down two of the first three batters, but the next four reached base in short order, plating three runs and sending the game into extra innings. The blown save marked his first in three chances since he was named the closer following Matt Lindstrom's placement on the disabled list Tuesday due to a torn tendon in his left ankle. Although Belisario has yielded a run in each outing in the interim, boosting his ERA to 5.14, his 2.91 FIP this season relays that he's been royally unlucky, which explains manager Robin Ventura's unwavering trust (so far) in the 31-year-old right-hander. If Belisario's struggles continue, though, the White Sox may turn elsewhere -- Scott Downs, Daniel Webb, Zach Putnam, or Jacob Petricka -- but those pastures aren't exactly greener.

Hot Batter Matchups – May 26, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. Ortiz DH BOS @ ATL
1:10PM
E. Santana 30 11 6 3 6 4 12 .367 .457 .767 1.224
M. Brantley OF CLE @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 13 6 3 1 3 1 0 .462 .467 .846 1.313
N. Swisher 1B CLE @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 11 3 1 0 0 5 3 .273 .529 .364 .893
L. Overbay 1B MIL vs BAL
2:10PM
C. Tillman 17 7 3 3 3 3 2 .412 .500 .941 1.441
A. Beltre 3B TEX @ MIN
2:10PM
K. Correia 16 5 3 2 2 0 3 .313 .313 .750 1.063
J. Martinez OF DET @ OAK
4:05PM
T. Milone 11 3 1 1 4 0 0 .273 .333 .545 .879
C. Gonzalez OF COL @ PHI
5:05PM
K. Kendrick 14 4 2 1 1 1 0 .286 .333 .571 .905
T. Gwynn Jr. OF PHI vs COL
5:05PM
J. Chacin 15 6 4 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200
P. Goldschmidt 1B ARI vs SD
8:10PM
T. Ross 11 4 3 2 3 1 3 .364 .417 1.091 1.508
G. Parra OF ARI vs SD
8:10PM
T. Ross 14 5 2 0 0 0 2 .357 .357 .500 .857
L. Cain OF KC vs HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 10 4 1 0 0 0 1 .400 .400 .500 .900
A. Gordon OF KC vs HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 21 8 2 0 3 1 3 .381 .435 .524 .959
A. Ethier OF LAD vs CIN
8:10PM
J. Cueto 12 3 2 1 1 2 2 .250 .357 .583 .940
M. Kemp OF LAD vs CIN
8:10PM
J. Cueto 12 6 2 2 2 2 3 .500 .571 1.000 1.571
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 26, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jose Quintana CWS vs CLE
2:10PM
96 21 6 1 8 9 20 .219 .286 .305 .591
Jhoulys Chacin COL @ PHI
5:05PM
72 15 7 0 3 7 10 .208 .283 .320 .603
Brandon McCarthy ARI vs SD
8:10PM
75 18 4 0 4 4 10 .240 .290 .300 .590
Cold Batter Matchups – May 26, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Gomes OF BOS @ ATL
1:10PM
E. Santana 18 3 2 2 2 2 5 .167 .250 .500 .750
D. Nava OF BOS @ ATL
1:10PM
E. Santana 11 2 0 0 1 0 4 .182 .250 .182 .432
D. Pedroia 2B BOS @ ATL
1:10PM
E. Santana 25 5 2 0 0 3 2 .200 .286 .280 .566
A. Cabrera SS CLE @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 13 1 0 0 2 1 4 .077 .143 .077 .220
R. Raburn OF CLE @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 11 1 0 0 0 1 4 .091 .167 .091 .258
C. Santana C CLE @ CWS
2:10PM
J. Quintana 13 2 1 0 3 1 2 .154 .214 .231 .445
A. Rios OF TEX @ MIN
2:10PM
K. Correia 11 2 0 0 0 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ OAK
4:05PM
T. Milone 13 4 0 0 3 0 3 .308 .286 .308 .593
A. Pujols 1B LAA @ SEA
4:10PM
C. Young 11 2 0 0 1 1 2 .182 .231 .182 .413
D. Stubbs OF COL @ PHI
5:05PM
K. Kendrick 11 2 0 0 0 1 7 .182 .250 .182 .432
R. Howard 1B PHI vs COL
5:05PM
J. Chacin 12 2 0 0 1 1 3 .167 .231 .167 .397
J. Rollins SS PHI vs COL
5:05PM
J. Chacin 12 1 1 0 1 3 3 .083 .313 .167 .479
M. Cabrera OF TOR vs TB
7:07PM
E. Bedard 21 3 2 1 4 2 5 .143 .217 .333 .551
M. Prado 3B ARI vs SD
8:10PM
T. Ross 10 2 0 0 3 0 1 .200 .182 .200 .382
A. Escobar SS KC vs HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 15 2 1 0 5 1 3 .133 .176 .200 .376
E. Hosmer 1B KC vs HOU
8:10PM
S. Feldman 13 2 0 0 1 1 0 .154 .214 .154 .368
A. Amarista 2B SD @ ARI
8:10PM
B. McCarthy 10 2 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .300 .500
J. Gyorko 2B SD @ ARI
8:10PM
B. McCarthy 11 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .083 .000 .083
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 26, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Tommy Milone OAK vs DET
4:05PM
62 19 4 2 10 4 9 .306 .351 .437 .788
Kyle Kendrick PHI vs COL
5:05PM
72 22 6 4 9 5 10 .306 .351 .493 .844

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