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Thursday Lineup Card: Beltran, Cain, Cashner Set For Returns

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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

MIN (Kyle Gibson - R) at CLE (Carlos Carrasco - R) 1:05 PM ET
SF (Madison Bumgarner – L) at CIN (Mike Leake – R), 12:35 PM ET
OAK (Drew Pomeranz – L) at NYY (Masahiro Tanaka – R), 1:05 PM ET
TOR (J.A. Happ – L) at DET (Justin Verlander – R), 1:08 PM ET
PHI (Kyle Kendrick – R) at WAS (Doug Fister – L), 4:05 PM ET
MIA (Jacob Turner – R) at TB (Jake Odorizzi – R), 4:10 PM ET
NYM (Jake deGrom – R) at CHC (Travis Wood – L), 7:05 PM ET
LAA (Tyler Skaggs – L) at HOU (Brad Peacock – R), 7:10 PM ET
BAL (Chris Tillman – R) at TEX (Colby Lewis – R), 8:05 PM ET
STL (Michael Wacha – R) at KC (Yordano Ventura – R), 8:10 PM ET
MIL (Wily Peralta – R) at MIN (Kevin Correia – R), 8:10 PM ET
AZ (Bronson Arroyo – R) at COL (Juan Nicasio – R), 8:40 PM ET

Day Game After Night Game: MIN/CLE, SF/CIN, OAK/NYY, PHI/WAS, MIA/TB

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL – (Oblique) Will not start Thursday, will have MRI and could hit DL.
Chase Headley, 3B, SD – (Knee) Lifted for pinch hitter Wednesday after being hit near knee earlier in game.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA – (Quadriceps) Missed Wednesday’s game with tightness.
Mike Trout, OF, LAA – (Back) Clean MRI but out of Wednesday’s lineup.
Jonathan Villar, SS, HOU – (Elbow) Hit with pitch Tuesday, could miss a couple of days.
Ryan Webb, P, ABL – (Undisclosed) Worked out Wednesday before game, possible hints at undisclosed injury.
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL – (Shoulder) Out of Wednesday’s lineup after leaving Tuesday’s game.

Players on the DL
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY – (Elbow) Set to be activated Thursday.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS – (Knee) Threw bullpen session Wednesday, scheduled for simulated game Saturday.
Matt Cain, P, SF – (Hamstring) Will start Friday against Mets.
Andrew Cashner, P, SD – (Elbow) Expected to start Saturday.
Bruce Chen, P, KC – (Back) Likely for at least two more rehab starts before activation.
Jesse Crain, P, HOU – (Biceps) Threw bullpen session Wednesday, return by end of the month is possible.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD – (Ankle) Hopeful for return next Thursday.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS – (Thumb) Took light grounders Tuesday, no timetable but July 1 is date team may be eying.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX – (Back) Still appears career in jeopardy after spinal fusion surgery.
Jeremy Hellickson, P, TB – (Elbow) Good bullpen session Wednesday, could make first of three rehab starts Saturday.
Tommy Hunter, P, BAL – (Groin) Could be activated as soon as Saturday.
Jose Iglesias, SS, DET – (Lower Leg) Expects to be ready for 2015 season.
Mat Latos, P, CIN – (Elbow) Left Wednesday’s rehab start with calf cramp.
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS – (Wrist) Had surgery on hamate bone Tuesday, five-to-seven week timeline.
Mat Latos, SP, CIN – (Knee) Hit hard, but no health issues in four-inning rehab start.
Zach McAllister, P, CLE – (Back) First of two rehab starts Wednesday.
Ross Ohlendorf, P, WAS – (Back) Has not pitched since late-May setback.
James Paxton, P, SEA – (Back) Progressing but has not resumed throwing yet.
Mike Pelfrey, P, MIN – (Elbow) Will be checked by Dr. James Andrews Monday.
Cliff Pennington, SS, AZ – (Thumb) Had surgery Wednesday, out about two months.
J.J. Putz, P, AZ – (Will throw Thursday and Friday, then head to extended spring training before activation.
Ian Stewart, 3B, LAA – (Hand) Rehabbing at spring training complex since late-May setback.
Jonny Venters, P, ATL – (Elbow) Threw lightly Tuesday and Wednesday.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) June 12 seems like earliest return date.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN – (Quadriceps) Possibility Votto could operate at less than 100 percent for the rent of the season.
Jordan Walden, P, ATL – (Hamstring) Will begin rehab assignment at Triple-A Thursday.
Taijuan Walker, P, SEA – (Shoulder) Poor outing Tuesday, will make at least one more start at Triple-A.

Activated from the DL
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL

Placed on the DL
Sean Burnett, P, LAA (transferred to 60-day DL)
Carter Capps, P, MIA (transferred to 60-day DL)
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL
Wade LeBlanc, P, NYY
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX

Claimed Off Waivers


Called Up
Justin Bour, 1B, PHI
Michael McKenry, C, COL
Jace Peterson, 3B, SD
Aaron Poreda, P, TEX
Jose Ramirez, P, NYY
Jonathan Singleton, 1B, HOU
Eugenio Suarez, SS, DET

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Alfredo Aceves, P, NYY (designated for assignment)
Preston Claiborne, P, NYY
Derek Dietrich, P, TEX
Jesse Hahn, P, SD
Elian Herrera, OF, MIL
Jeremy Horst, P, PHI
Marc Krauss, OF, HOU
Jordan Pacheco, C, COL (designated for assignment)
Danny Worth, SS, DET (designated for assignment)

Closer Watch

Oakland – Sean Doolittle has continued to solidify himself in the closing role with saves Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

St. Louis – Adam Wainwright went for a shutout Wednesday, but left the game with two runners on in the ninth. Trevor Rosenthal then let both inherited runners score. It was a blown save for Rosenthal, even though he was not responsible for the runners.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – June 5, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
T. Colvin OF SF @ CIN
12:35PM
M. Leake 17 6 4 4 8 1 3 .353 .389 1.059 1.448
H. Pence OF SF @ CIN
12:35PM
M. Leake 22 10 3 1 3 0 6 .455 .455 .682 1.136
P. Sandoval 3B SF @ CIN
12:35PM
M. Leake 14 8 4 2 3 1 1 .571 .600 1.143 1.743
J. Bautista OF TOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander 13 3 3 1 1 1 3 .231 .286 .615 .901
A. Lind 1B TOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander 17 4 2 2 7 1 3 .235 .263 .588 .851
B. Revere OF PHI @ WAS
4:05PM
D. Fister 15 6 0 0 0 0 2 .400 .400 .400 .800
I. Desmond SS WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 37 15 5 2 8 0 5 .405 .410 .676 1.086
N. McLouth OF WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 17 4 2 2 3 2 3 .235 .316 .588 .904
W. Ramos C WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 11 6 2 2 3 0 0 .545 .545 1.091 1.636
R. Zimmerman 3B WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 44 15 9 2 4 5 5 .341 .423 .636 1.059
J. Hardy SS BAL @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 12 4 3 2 4 0 0 .333 .333 .917 1.250
R. Braun OF MIL @ MIN
8:10PM
K. Correia 31 8 4 2 5 3 3 .258 .324 .548 .872
J. Lucroy C MIL @ MIN
8:10PM
K. Correia 12 5 2 0 1 1 0 .417 .462 .583 1.045
M. Reynolds 1B MIL @ MIN
8:10PM
K. Correia 49 14 6 3 5 3 18 .286 .327 .531 .858
M. Montero C ARI @ COL
8:40PM
J. Nicasio 10 2 1 1 2 3 2 .200 .385 .500 .885
T. Tulowitzki SS COL vs ARI
8:40PM
B. Arroyo 13 6 2 2 5 2 1 .462 .533 .923 1.456
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 5, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Mike Leake CIN vs SF
12:35PM
93 37 16 9 19 2 14 .398 .411 .771 1.181
Justin Verlander DET vs TOR
1:08PM
90 19 10 5 14 7 17 .211 .263 .443 .706
Cold Batter Matchups – June 5, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. Ludwick OF CIN vs SF
12:35PM
M. Bumgarner 16 1 1 0 2 1 3 .063 .118 .125 .243
B. Crawford SS SF @ CIN
12:35PM
M. Leake 12 3 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .333 .583
M. Cabrera OF TOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander 22 4 1 0 3 2 4 .182 .240 .273 .513
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR @ DET
1:08PM
J. Verlander 18 3 2 2 3 1 4 .167 .211 .500 .711
G. Dobbs 1B WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 16 2 0 0 0 0 2 .125 .125 .125 .250
D. Espinosa 2B WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 19 3 1 0 0 3 5 .158 .273 .211 .483
A. LaRoche 1B WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 32 5 2 0 1 7 5 .156 .308 .250 .558
D. Span OF WAS vs PHI
4:05PM
K. Kendrick 16 3 1 1 2 2 1 .188 .278 .375 .653
R. Tejada SS NYM @ CHC
7:05PM
T. Wood 11 1 0 0 0 1 3 .091 .167 .091 .258
C. Young OF NYM @ CHC
7:05PM
T. Wood 11 3 1 0 0 0 3 .273 .273 .364 .636
J. Guzman OF HOU vs LAA
7:10PM
T. Skaggs 11 1 1 1 4 2 3 .091 .231 .364 .594
N. Markakis OF BAL @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis 13 2 2 2 2 0 4 .154 .154 .615 .769
M. Prado 3B ARI @ COL
8:40PM
J. Nicasio 14 2 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286
M. Cuddyer OF COL vs ARI
8:40PM
B. Arroyo 11 2 1 0 0 0 4 .182 .182 .273 .455
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 5, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Kevin Correia MIN vs MIL
8:10PM
172 50 22 9 20 14 34 .291 .345 .536 .881
Juan Nicasio COL vs ARI
8:40PM
69 19 11 3 12 9 10 .275 .359 .529 .888
Bronson Arroyo ARI @ COL
8:40PM
61 19 8 2 10 4 11 .311 .348 .535 .883

Recommended Pickup

Brock Holt, 1B, BOS – Holt may have slipped under the radar since his mid-May callup. The Red Sox had been using Holt at third base until bringing Stephen Drew back to the team and shifting Xander Bogaerts to third. No problem for Holt, who is now filling in at first base for Mike Napoli and Mike Carp at first base. Napoli is due back Sunday, but the Red Sox have relied on Holt and Holt has thrived. Holt could move to a part time role, but he could work a timeshare with Drew and Bogaerts if Drew struggles. At the top of the order, Holt is hitting .326/.371/.474 with one home run, three steals and a game with four doubles on June 1. He is a better bet for deep and AL-only leagues.

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DraftStreet Value Picks

SP: Chris Tillman, BAL ($10,209)
C: Jason Castro, HOU ($4,364)
1B: Eric Hosmer, KC ($3,883)
2B: Howie Kendrick, LAA ($5,386)
SS: Brandon Crawford, SF ($4,383)
3B: Nick Castellanos, DET ($3,078)
OF: Jayson Werth, WAS ($6,022)