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Tuesday Lineup Card: Great Britton

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Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy player since the age of 13.

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

Marlins (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Nationals (Blake Treinen – R), 7:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels – L), 7:05
Rays (Alex Cobb – R) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:07
Pirates (Edinson Volquez – R) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Red Sox (Jon Lester – L) at Braves (Aaron Harang – R), 7:10
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at White Sox (Chris Sale – L), 8:10
Astros (Collin McHugh – R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie – R), 8:10
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Brewers (Matt Garza – R), 8:10
Rangers (Yu Darvish – R) at Twins (Phil Hughes – R), 8:10
Yankees (David Phelps – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 8:10
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L), 9:40
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at Athletics (Sonny Gray – R), 10:05
Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Mariners (Roenis Elias – L), 10:10
Reds (Alfredo Simon – R) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R), 10:10
Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R) at Giants (Tim Hudson – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Chris Davis, 1B, BAL (personal) – Expected back Tuesday
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC (elbow) – Current word is no ligament injury
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (calf) – Wasn't available MOnday
Carlos Santana, C, CLE (illness) – Could actually have a concussion
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) – Could miss Tuesday and Wednesday
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (ankle) – Pinch-hit Monday
Will Venable, OF, SD (foot) – Scratched late Monday due to soreness
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (hamstring) – Left Monday's game
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (knee) – Left Monday's game
John Jaso, C, OAK (back) – Not 100 percent, but was available in emergency Monday
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK (calf) – Hopes to be back in a couple days
Brad Peacock, SP, HOU (forearm) – On track to start Thursday

Players on the DL

Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW (ankle) – Out of his boot and doing baseball activities
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (thumb) – Throwing, but not catching
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (oblique) – Will be activated Tuesday, but won't play 'til Wednesday
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) – Still not cleared to be throwing
Mat Latos, SP, CIN (elbow) – Threw four good innings in rehab start Sunday
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS (shoulder) – Could throw bullpen session soon
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (thumb) – Got clearance to hit and throw
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (thumb) – Bone bruise; will take a couple days off in rehab
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL (hamstring) – Hopes to return by end of current homestand
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (elbow) – No problem when swinging Monday
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (elbow) – Scheduled for Tuesday bullpen
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) – Expected to play catch Tuesday; taking it slow
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (knee) – Just throwing bullpens
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (hamstring) – Did some running and fielding Monday
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF (hamstring) – Played catch Monday
Brett Anderson, SP, COL (finger) – Had pins removed from fringer Monday
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI (hamstring) – Should be back within two weeks
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB (elbow) – Throwing two innings in Wednesday sim game
Brandon Guyer, OF, TB (thumb) – Out three weeks
Jonny Venters, RP, ATL (elbow) – Felt discomfort when throwing Sunday
Tanner Scheppers, SP, TEX (elbow) – Slated for three more rehab games and June 3 return
Ryan Cook, RP, OAK (forearm) – Will throw from a mound Tuesday
Jim Henderson, RP, MIL (shoulder) – Suffered a setback; being shut down

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

Placed on DL
Eric Young Jr., OF, NYM (hamstring)
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (ankle)
Brandon Guyer, OF, TB (thumb)

Activated From DL
Justin Ruggiano, OF, CHC
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
Omar Infante, 2B, MKC

Called Up
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS
Vic Black, RP, NYM
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN
Matt den Dekker, OF, NYM
Brandon Cumpton, SP, PIT
Irving Falu, 2B, KC
Robbie Grossman, OF, HOU
Tim Federowicz, C, LAD
Alex Colome, RP, RB (sent down after Monday's game)

Sent Down
Vin Mazzaro, RP, PIT (DFA)
Ryan Kalish, OF, CHC
L.J. Hoes, OF, HOU
Alex Wilson, RP, BOS
Zeke Spruill, RP, ARI
Jimmy Nelson, SP, MIL
Chris Colabello, 1B, MIN
Chris Herrmann, OF, MIN
Casey Coleman, RP, KC

Released
Jose Valverde, RP, NYM

Closer Watch

Dodgers – Kenley Jansen got himself a four-out save Monday, but he allowed another two baserunners and continues to sit on an inflated 1.43 WHIP. But no one's coming for his job.

Orioles – Zach Britton collected his third save Monday, though he did have to pitch around a hit and a walk. It looks like he, not Darren O'Day, is the man to own as far as Baltimore closers. Still, fantasy owners are well advised to hold O'Day in deeper leagues, as Britton's insane numbers (0.67 ERA, 0.87 WHIP) have to be due for some regression sooner or later.

Brewers – Francisco Rodriguez got blown up in the ninth inning Monday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. He's now allowed six runs (all earned) in his last five outings, so there are some cracks showing in the faηade here.

Mets – After a four-run implosion in the eighth and ninth innings Monday, Jose Valverde got his walking papers. In turn, the Mets called up Vic Black, who could factor into the closing mix if Jenrry Mejia falters along the way. But Mejia still looks like the strongest candidate for saves here.

Hot Batter Matchups – May 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Rollins SS PHI vs COL
7:05PM
J. De La Rosa 15 5 2 1 4 2 1 .333 .389 .600 .989
C. Utley 2B PHI vs COL
7:05PM
J. De La Rosa 11 4 2 1 4 1 2 .364 .462 .727 1.189
A. LaRoche 1B WAS vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez 11 5 1 0 1 2 1 .455 .538 .545 1.084
D. Span OF WAS vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez 12 4 2 0 1 1 1 .333 .385 .500 .885
D. Jennings OF TB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 15 6 0 0 1 3 3 .400 .500 .400 .900
E. Longoria 3B TB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 28 9 3 1 5 3 7 .321 .387 .500 .887
D. Ross C BOS @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 12 4 3 3 5 0 2 .333 .333 1.083 1.417
G. Sizemore OF BOS @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 22 9 3 0 1 1 6 .409 .458 .545 1.004
C. Barmes SS PIT @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese 14 5 2 1 4 0 3 .357 .357 .643 1.000
A. Jones OF BAL @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Garza 21 8 3 2 3 1 4 .381 .409 .714 1.123
R. Raburn OF CLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 22 7 5 2 5 3 7 .318 .400 .727 1.127
N. Swisher 1B CLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 15 5 3 2 4 1 4 .333 .412 .800 1.212
C. Gillaspie 3B CWS vs CLE
8:10PM
J. Masterson 13 4 2 1 2 2 2 .308 .400 .615 1.015
J. Castro C HOU @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie 10 4 3 2 4 1 1 .400 .500 1.200 1.700
A. Rios OF TEX @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes 24 11 4 1 5 0 2 .458 .440 .708 1.148
A. Soriano OF NYY @ STL
8:15PM
L. Lynn 22 8 3 1 2 0 8 .364 .364 .591 .955
M. Montero C ARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults 16 4 4 1 5 1 3 .250 .294 .625 .919
M. Prado 3B ARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults 21 8 3 0 4 2 1 .381 .435 .571 1.006
E. Cabrera SS SD @ ARI
9:40PM
W. Miley 17 8 2 1 3 0 5 .471 .471 .765 1.235
B. Moss 1B OAK vs DET
10:05PM
M. Scherzer 11 3 1 1 3 2 4 .273 .385 .545 .930
D. Ackley 2B SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver 21 7 2 1 1 2 3 .333 .391 .524 .915
J. Smoak 1B SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver 29 8 4 2 7 2 4 .276 .344 .552 .895
E. Bonifacio 2B CHC @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 21 8 2 0 1 1 2 .381 .391 .476 .867
C. Coghlan OF CHC @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson 17 8 2 0 2 2 2 .471 .526 .588 1.115
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 27, 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 vs COL
7:05PM
88 17 7 2 9 3 22 .193 .220 .348 .567
Edinson Volquez PIT @ NYM
7:10PM
61 13 5 1 9 15 15 .213 .364 .326 .690
Jered Weaver LAA @ SEA
10:10PM
162 41 11 3 17 7 42 .253 .289 .374 .663
Zack Greinke LAD vs CIN
10:10PM
130 25 7 2 12 4 40 .192 .220 .286 .506
Cold Batter Matchups – May 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Cuddyer OF COL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 13 1 1 0 0 0 2 .077 .077 .154 .231
C. Gonzalez OF COL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 13 4 2 0 1 0 3 .308 .308 .538 .846
D. Stubbs OF COL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels 14 2 0 0 0 0 4 .143 .143 .143 .286
R. Howard 1B PHI vs COL
7:05PM
J. De La Rosa 13 3 1 0 5 0 4 .231 .214 .308 .522
D. DeJesus OF TB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 78 14 3 1 3 3 10 .179 .220 .244 .463
J. Loney 1B TB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 18 5 2 0 0 0 3 .278 .278 .389 .667
W. Myers OF TB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 10 2 0 0 3 0 4 .200 .182 .200 .382
S. Rodriguez SS TB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle 22 6 2 0 2 0 8 .273 .261 .364 .625
G. Laird C ATL vs BOS
7:10PM
J. Lester 14 3 2 0 0 0 4 .214 .214 .357 .571
B. Upton OF ATL vs BOS
7:10PM
J. Lester 55 11 3 2 4 4 12 .200 .254 .327 .582
A. Pierzynski C BOS @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang 10 2 0 0 1 1 2 .200 .273 .200 .473
D. Wright 3B NYM vs PIT
7:10PM
E. Volquez 10 2 0 0 1 3 1 .200 .357 .200 .557
C. Young OF NYM vs PIT
7:10PM
E. Volquez 15 2 1 1 3 3 7 .133 .278 .333 .611
N. Markakis OF BAL @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Garza 34 4 0 0 4 5 5 .118 .231 .118 .348
M. Aviles SS CLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 16 3 0 0 0 1 0 .188 .235 .188 .423
M. Brantley OF CLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale 18 2 1 0 2 1 9 .111 .200 .167 .367
A. Ramirez SS CWS vs CLE
8:10PM
J. Masterson 54 9 2 1 2 3 9 .167 .224 .241 .465
D. Viciedo OF CWS vs CLE
8:10PM
J. Masterson 17 0 0 0 0 1 7 .000 .056 .000 .056
E. Andrus SS TEX @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes 13 1 0 0 2 0 2 .077 .077 .077 .154
A. Beltre 3B TEX @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes 20 4 2 1 4 2 6 .200 .304 .400 .704
A. Hill 2B ARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults 11 2 2 0 2 0 2 .182 .182 .364 .545
G. Parra OF ARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults 19 3 2 1 2 0 4 .158 .200 .368 .568
A. Pollock OF ARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults 13 3 0 0 0 0 2 .231 .231 .231 .462
C. Ross OF ARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults 14 3 1 1 4 0 3 .214 .200 .429 .629
C. Headley 3B SD @ ARI
9:40PM
W. Miley 15 2 0 0 1 2 3 .133 .235 .133 .369
A. Callaspo 3B OAK vs DET
10:05PM
M. Scherzer 15 3 2 0 0 3 3 .200 .333 .333 .667
C. Crisp OF OAK vs DET
10:05PM
M. Scherzer 11 4 1 0 0 0 4 .364 .364 .455 .818
J. Bruce OF CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 25 4 1 1 5 0 7 .160 .160 .280 .440
Z. Cozart SS CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 10 1 0 0 0 0 4 .100 .100 .100 .200
T. Frazier 3B CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 11 2 2 0 0 1 3 .182 .250 .455 .705
R. Ludwick OF CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 17 2 1 1 2 1 8 .118 .167 .294 .461
D. Mesoraco C CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 11 2 0 0 1 0 4 .182 .182 .182 .364
B. Phillips 2B CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 16 3 1 0 1 0 4 .188 .235 .250 .485
R. Santiago SS CIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke 11 2 0 0 2 1 4 .182 .231 .182 .413
J. Buck C SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver 14 2 0 0 2 0 7 .143 .176 .143 .319
R. Cano 2B SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver 33 13 1 0 3 0 4 .394 .394 .455 .848
M. Saunders OF SEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver 20 6 1 0 1 1 8 .300 .318 .350 .668
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Henderson Alvarez MIA @ WAS
7:05PM
75 24 8 1 10 6 11 .320 .377 .452 .829
Jorge De La Rosa COL @ PHI
7:05PM
78 26 9 2 17 6 16 .333 .386 .508 .894
Jon Niese NYM vs PIT
7:10PM
77 24 12 5 15 6 11 .312 .361 .590 .951
Aaron Harang ATL vs BOS
7:10PM
80 27 11 4 15 5 13 .337 .387 .562 .948
Wade Miley ARI vs SD
9:40PM
132 40 12 3 16 8 16 .303 .343 .454 .797
Tim Hudson SF vs CHC
10:15PM
77 26 7 1 5 8 9 .338 .403 .457 .860


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