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Tuesday Lineup Card: El Coffee Is Coming

Andrew Fiorentino

Andrew Fiorentino

A degenerate fantasy-sports player since the age of 13.

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

Astros (Brad Peacock - R) at Diamondbacks (Bronson Arroyo - R), 3:40
Red Sox (Brandon Workman - R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman - R), 7:05
Padres (Ian Kennedy - R) at Phillies (A.J. Burnett - R), 7:05
Cubs (Travis Wood - L) at Pirates (Francisco Liriano - L), 7:05
Twins (Kevin Correia - R) at Blue Jays (J.A. Happ - L), 7:07
Dodgers (Josh Beckett - R) at Reds (Mike Leake - R), 7:10
Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Rays (Jake Odorizzi - L), 7:10
Brewers (Marco Estrada - R) at Mets (Daisuke Matsuzaka - R), 7:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler - R) at Rangers (Colby Lewis - R), 8:05
Tigers (Justin Verlander - R) at White Sox (John Danks - L), 8:10
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at Royals (Jason Vargas - L), 8:10
Braves (Mike Minor - L) at Rockies (Juan Nicasio - R), 8:40
Athletics (Drew Pomeranz - L) at Angels (Tyler Skaggs - L), 10:05
Yankees (Vidal Nuno - L) at Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R), 10:10
Nationals (Doug Fister - R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: HOU, ARI

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY - Sat Monday due to hip soreness
Dee Gordon, SS, LAD (hip) - Out again Monday; could be back Tuesday
George Springer, OF, HOU - Late scratch Monday with knee soreness
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT - Removed from Monday's lineup with abdominal pain, had an appendectomy Monday night
Anthony Rendon, 2B, WAS (thumb) - Could return to the starting lineup Tuesday
Stephen Drew, SS, BOS (oblique) - Day-to-day, held out of Monday's lineup
Angel Pagan, OF, SF - Dealing with a shin contusion; day-to-day
Collin McHugh, SP, HOU (finger) - Has a blister; should pitch on schedule Friday
Michael Saunders, OF, SEA (shoulder) - Out again Monday, but could be back Tuesday
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA (quad) - Out for third straight game Monday
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX (shoulder) - MRI negative; took BP on Monday
Derek Norris, C, OAK (head) - Ready to play despite sitting Monday

Players on the DL

Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (finger) - Will have exploratory surgery Tuesday
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) - Hasn't received clearance to throw as hoped
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (shoulder) - Could miss just two starts while on DL
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quadriceps) - Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in second rehab game Monday
Matt Adams, 1B, STL (calf) - First rehab start coming Tuesday; should be back this weekend
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (thumb) - Hit from a tee and fielded grounders with his healthy hand Monday
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (ankle) Doesn't have full strength yet; unlikely to return when eligible
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (knee) - Starting his rehab assignment Friday at Triple-A Pawtucket
Matt Wieters, C, BAL (elbow) - Likelihood of Tommy John surgery increasing
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (finger) - Swinging, but unable to throw yet
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX (shoulder) - Headed to extended spring training Wednesday
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (hamstring) - Expected to begin a rehab assignment this week
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (knee) - Headed to extended spring training Wednesday
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) - Transferred to 60-day DL; no timetable for return
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX (ankle) - Won't have reconstructive surgery, could return in 3-4 weeks
Kevin Siegrist, RP, STL (forearm) - Needs one more rehab appearance before activation
Tyler Lyons, RP, STL (shoulder) - First rehab start scheduled for Tuesday in Double-A
Mike Pelfrey, SP, MIN (elbow) - Met with Dr. James Andrews Monday; details coming Tuesday
Jordan Walden, RP, ATL (hamstring) - Will be activated Tuesday
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB (elbow) - Could be back as soon as June 27, as rehab's going well
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (ankle) - Likely to return this week without a rehab assignment
Ryan Sweeney, OF, CHC (hamstring) - Playing first rehab game Monday night
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (hamstring) - Started rehab games Sunday; Wednesday return expected
Nate Jones, RP, CHW (back) - Played catch from about 60 feet Monday
Jesse Crain, RP, HOU (biceps) - Hopes to throw first sim game this week
Andy Dirks, OF, DET (back) - Hopes to start rehab games in a few weeks
Jim Adduci, OF, TEX (finger) - Left rehab game with possible aggravation

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

Placed on DL
Michael Cuddyer, 1B/OF, COL
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT
Eddie Butler, SP, COL
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI

Activated From DL
J.J. Putz, RP, ARI

Called Up
Gregory Polanco, OF, PIT (to be official Tuesday)
Christian Bergman, SP, COL
Chad Bettis, P, COL
Josh Stinson, RP, BAL
Will Harris, RP, ARI

Sent Down
Trevor Cahill, P, ARI (DFA)
Wilton Lopez, RP, COL (DFA)
Brad Brach, RP, BAL
Josh Lueke, RP, TAM (outrighted to Triple-A)

Closer Watch

Rays - Grant Balfour's taking a leave of absence from the closer's role, as Joe Maddon announced after Sunday's five-run implosion that Tampa's going to be switching to a committee approach. Though Balfour's blown just two of 11 opportunities, he owns an ERA of 6.46 and has almost as many walks (20) as strikeouts (21) on the year. While Balfour's figuring out how to get his act together, Jake McGee, Joel Peralta and Juan Oviedo (who was once upon a time a closer named Leo Nunez) will figure into the save mix. But it sounds like Maddon's intent is to simply bridge the gap to a point where Balfour can be relied upon as the full-time closer once more.

Mets - Jenrry Mejia blew the save Sunday, giving up a pair of runs while getting just one out, and though it was his first blown save, he's been tagged for runs in four consecutive appearances. That should open the door for Jeurys Familia to see a few more save opportunities, and the two of them could go back and forth in the role for a while until one can settle in.

Hot Batter Matchups June 10, 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 SD
7:05PM
I. Kennedy 12 4 1 1 1 1 3 .333 .385 .583 .968
C. Utley 2B PHI vs SD
7:05PM
I. Kennedy 11 3 2 1 1 1 2 .273 .333 .636 .970
C. Headley 3B SD @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 12 3 1 1 3 2 6 .250 .357 .500 .857
C. Quentin OF SD @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 16 6 3 1 7 1 0 .375 .389 .688 1.076
W. Venable OF SD @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 13 5 2 1 3 0 3 .385 .357 .692 1.049
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR vs MIN
7:07PM
K. Correia 24 6 4 2 4 2 2 .250 .296 .583 .880
A. Lind 1B TOR vs MIN
7:07PM
K. Correia 11 3 2 1 4 1 3 .273 .333 .636 .970
J. Reyes SS TOR vs MIN
7:07PM
K. Correia 28 10 3 1 5 2 4 .357 .400 .571 .971
A. Ethier OF LAD @ CIN
7:10PM
M. Leake 12 5 2 2 5 0 3 .417 .417 .917 1.333
L. Overbay 1B MIL @ NYM
7:10PM
D. Matsuzaka 27 7 5 3 5 4 5 .259 .355 .667 1.022
D. DeJesus OF TB vs STL
7:10PM
A. Wainwright 25 9 6 2 3 1 5 .360 .385 .800 1.185
J. Loney 1B TB vs STL
7:10PM
A. Wainwright 23 10 4 1 2 0 2 .435 .435 .696 1.130
A. Cabrera SS CLE @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 12 6 2 1 1 0 0 .500 .538 .833 1.372
A. Dunn 1B CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 30 6 4 3 8 3 12 .200 .273 .533 .806
T. Flowers C CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 15 3 2 2 2 3 4 .200 .333 .600 .933
R. Davis OF DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 14 4 2 0 1 3 3 .286 .444 .429 .873
T. Hunter OF DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 46 15 5 3 9 4 6 .326 .380 .565 .945
A. Jackson OF DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 39 15 5 3 6 5 6 .385 .455 .667 1.121
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 34 13 7 4 5 2 3 .382 .417 .824 1.240
V. Martinez DH DET @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks 45 9 4 3 5 2 4 .200 .234 .422 .656
M. Moustakas 3B KC vs CLE
8:10PM
C. Kluber 15 6 3 0 1 0 3 .400 .400 .600 1.000
J. Heyward OF ATL @ COL
8:40PM
J. Nicasio 11 5 1 0 2 3 1 .455 .571 .545 1.117
C. Johnson 3B ATL @ COL
8:40PM
J. Nicasio 11 4 1 0 1 1 1 .364 .417 .455 .871
J. Schafer OF ATL @ COL
8:40PM
J. Nicasio 11 5 2 0 0 0 3 .455 .455 .727 1.182
Hot Pitcher Matchups June 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Francisco Liriano PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
71 12 3 0 2 10 21 .169 .272 .208 .480
Travis Wood CHC @ PIT
7:05PM
150 28 14 1 11 18 35 .187 .285 .307 .592
Corey Kluber CLE @ KC
8:10PM
130 29 11 3 13 5 30 .223 .255 .354 .609
Justin Verlander DET @ CWS
8:10PM
269 58 21 13 29 18 67 .216 .267 .396 .662
Madison Bumgarner SF vs WAS
10:15PM
91 20 9 1 7 6 27 .220 .283 .347 .629
Cold Batter Matchups June 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Altuve 2B HOU @ ARI
3:40PM
B. Arroyo 10 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
D. Fowler OF HOU @ ARI
3:40PM
B. Arroyo 14 2 1 1 2 1 3 .143 .200 .357 .557
D. Ortiz DH BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 19 2 0 0 0 4 5 .105 .261 .105 .366
A. Pierzynski C BOS @ BAL
7:05PM
C. Tillman 15 3 1 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .267 .467
D. Barney 2B CHC @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 16 2 1 0 0 4 2 .125 .300 .188 .488
S. Castro SS CHC @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 19 2 2 0 0 3 5 .105 .227 .211 .438
A. Rizzo 1B CHC @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano 17 2 0 0 1 2 7 .118 .211 .118 .328
R. Howard 1B PHI vs SD
7:05PM
I. Kennedy 12 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000
P. Alvarez 3B PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
T. Wood 18 1 1 0 0 0 7 .056 .056 .111 .167
C. Barmes SS PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
T. Wood 17 2 1 0 0 1 4 .118 .211 .176 .387
S. Marte OF PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
T. Wood 16 3 2 1 3 2 5 .188 .278 .500 .778
A. McCutchen OF PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
T. Wood 20 2 1 0 3 6 7 .100 .321 .150 .471
G. Sanchez 1B PIT vs CHC
7:05PM
T. Wood 15 1 0 0 0 4 2 .067 .300 .067 .367
A. Amarista 2B SD @ PHI
7:05PM
A. Burnett 12 2 1 0 0 2 2 .167 .333 .250 .583
E. Nunez SS MIN @ TOR
7:07PM
J. Happ 10 2 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .200 .473
Y. Escobar SS TB vs STL
7:10PM
A. Wainwright 12 2 0 0 0 1 1 .167 .231 .167 .397
M. Aviles SS CLE @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 11 2 0 0 1 0 1 .182 .182 .182 .364
M. Brantley OF CLE @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 .083 .083 .083 .167
D. Murphy OF CLE @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 22 2 0 0 0 2 5 .091 .167 .091 .258
R. Raburn OF CLE @ KC
8:10PM
J. Vargas 17 3 2 0 0 0 3 .176 .176 .294 .471
G. Beckham 2B CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 34 7 1 1 4 0 7 .206 .200 .294 .494
A. De Aza OF CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 26 5 3 2 3 2 8 .192 .250 .500 .750
P. Konerko 1B CWS vs DET
8:10PM
J. Verlander 58 10 4 2 5 5 16 .172 .250 .310 .560
B. Butler DH KC vs CLE
8:10PM
C. Kluber 18 2 1 0 0 1 6 .111 .158 .167 .325
A. Escobar SS KC vs CLE
8:10PM
C. Kluber 17 4 0 0 0 0 5 .235 .235 .235 .471
E. Hosmer 1B KC vs CLE
8:10PM
C. Kluber 18 2 2 1 4 1 6 .111 .158 .333 .491
T. Tulowitzki SS COL vs ATL
8:40PM
M. Minor 10 1 1 1 1 2 0 .100 .250 .400 .650
S. Hairston OF WAS @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner 13 1 0 0 0 1 2 .077 .200 .077 .277
A. LaRoche 1B WAS @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner 18 4 2 0 1 0 7 .222 .222 .333 .556
Cold Pitcher Matchups June 10, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A.J. Burnett PHI vs SD
7:05PM
91 28 10 3 15 13 25 .308 .405 .473 .878
Kevin Correia MIN @ TOR
7:07PM
98 32 15 7 20 6 11 .327 .363 .624 .987
Adam Wainwright STL @ TB
7:10PM
71 26 12 3 8 2 10 .366 .384 .630 1.013
John Danks CWS vs DET
8:10PM
256 78 27 14 37 25 33 .305 .370 .519 .889
Juan Nicasio COL vs ATL
8:40PM
75 29 14 3 14 12 12 .387 .475 .730 1.204


Recommended Pickup
Kendrys Morales, 1B, MIN - While this comes with obvious disclaimers - Morales hasn't recently looked like the same slugger he was when he burst onto the scene in 2009 with a 34-homer season - you simply can't leave this guy on the wire. He's going to step into everyday DH duties for the Twins and probably get a few reps at first base as well, and he wouldn't be the first aging power hitter to surprisingly find his mojo in Minnesota (hi, Josh Willingham). Morales is slotting right into the lineup for the Twins on Monday, hitting sixth in his season debut. In that lineup, though, he could easily find his way into the middle of the order if he shows a live bat. And with Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer getting on base plenty at the top of the lineup, RBI opportunities will be had.

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