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Sunday Lineup Card: Eaton Your Heart Out

Eric Caturia

Eric Caturia

Eric is a writer/editor of MLB, NBA, and NFL content for RotoWire.

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

Tigers (Max Scherzer - R) at Indians (Josh Tomlin - R), 1:05
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey - R) at Reds (Johnny Cueto - R), 1:10
Mets (Jon Niese - L) at Marlins (Anthony DeSclafani - R), 1:10
Braves (Ervin Santana - R) at Nationals (Tanner Roark - R), 1:35
Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L) at Rays (Erik Bedard - L), 1:40
Orioles (Chris Tillman - R) at Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka - R), 2:05
White Sox (John Danks - L) at Twins (Phil Hughes - R), 2:10
Mariners (Roenis Elias - L) at Royals (Yordano Ventura - R), 2:10
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick - R) at Cardinals (Carlos Martinez - R), 2:15
Pirates (Brandon Cumpton - R) at Cubs (Jason Hammel - R), 2:20
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at Athletics (Tommy Milone - L), 4:05
Giants (Madison Bumgarner - L) at Diamondbacks (Mike Bolsinger - R), 4:10
Brewers (Kyle Lohse - R) at Rockies (Tyler Matzek - L), 4:10
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu - L) at Padres (Eric Stults - L), 4:10
Rangers (Yu Darvish - R) at Angels (Matt Shoemaker - R), 8:00

Day Game After Night Game: Tigers, Indians, Pirates, Cubs, Braves, Nationals, Dodgers, Padres, Giants, Diamondbacks

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Rafael Furcal, SS, MIA (Hamstring) - Underwent an MRI on Saturday, after which he's expected to land on the DL.
Tony Gwynn Jr., OF, PHI (Personal) - Could return to the Phillies on Sunday or Monday.
Chase Headley, 3B, SD (Back) - Held out of Saturday's lineup for a second straight game due to a herniated disc in his back.
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS, MIA (Elbow) - Scratched Saturday as a result of elbow soreness.
Torii Hunter, OF, DET (Hamstring) - Remained out of the lineup Saturday, marking his fifth straight absence.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (Personal) - Tending to a family matter in the Dominican Republic, which will keep him away from the Pirates until Monday.
Wil Nieves, C, PHI (Quadriceps) - Was available to play both Thursday and Friday but once again stayed on the pine Saturday.
Bud Norris, P, BAL (Groin) - Removed from his start Saturday due to a tight right groin but is slated to take the mound for the nightcap of Friday's doubleheader.
Derek Norris, C, OAK (Forearm) - Didn't play Saturday, despite his potential availability off the bench.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (Back) - Missed his fifth outing in a row as a result of an ailing back; the absence will continue for a few more days, but it's believed that he'll avoid the DL.
Brad Peacock, P, HOU (Illness) - Scratched from his scheduled start Saturday due to food poisoning.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA (Back) - Sidelined Saturday for a second contest in a row with a stiff back.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (Knee) - Not in the lineup Saturday, marking his third consecutive absence.
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL (Back) - Emerged from Saturday's game with a tight back.
Ben Revere, OF, PHI (Knee) - Hindered by swelling in his knee.
Jose Reyes, SS, TOR (Knee) - Left Saturday's contest after fouling a ball off his left knee, which will hold him out Sunday.

Players on the DL
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (Wrist) - Currently wearing a protective cast on his right wrist, which is experiencing tendinitis.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL (Finger) - Hopes to return to the Rockies in a couple weeks.
Anthony Bass, P, HOU (Ribs) - Starting a rehab assignment at Low-A Quad Cities on Sunday.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (Thumb) - May embark upon a rehab assignment in the next week.
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (Ankle) - Limited in his conditioning and has no timetable for a return.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (Finger) - Played catch but didn't throw Friday; his stitches will likely by taken out in the next week.
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, P, PHI (Shoulder) - Restarted his rehab assignment Friday at High-A Clearwater.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (Thumb) - Began a rehab assignment Saturday at Double-A Harrisburg, playing the first of seven rehab outings.
Corey Hart, 1B, SF (Thumb) - His rehab assignment may take the entire 20 games.
Casey Kelly, P, SD (Elbow) - Still enduring a sore elbow, but there's no structural damage to the ligament.
Joe Kelly, P, STL (Hamstring) - Has another bullpen session on the docket Sunday.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI (Elbow) - Stated Friday that his elbow isn't yet 100 percent but still threw some bullpen sessions this past week.
Francisco Liriano, P, PIT (Oblique) - Played catch Friday, but the Pirates have yet to lay out a time line for his return.
Boone Logan, P, COL (Elbow) - Tossed his second bullpen session since hitting the disabled list on June 5.
Jordan Lyles, P, COL (Hand) - Fit in some light throwing Friday but didn't catch due to the splint that exists on his left hand.
Mitch Moreland, 1B, TEX (Ankle) - Slated for season-ending ankle surgery Monday.
Eduardo Nunez, SS, MIN (Hamstring) - Ran sprints without a setback Friday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (Back) - Likely won't throw prior to next weekend.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN (Ribs) - Feeling continued discomfort when he swings, which must subside before he starts baseball-related activities.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (Hamstring) - Commenced a rehab assignment Saturday at Double-A Harrisburg, which will move to High-A Potomac after two games; after two more at the lower affiliate, he'll rejoin the Nationals on Thursday.
Geovany Soto, C, TEX (Knee) - Has progressed to light duties in the crouch and is hopeful that he'll return after the All-Star break.
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD (Hamstring) - Could be activated from the disabled list during the Dodgers' upcoming series in Kansas City, which begins Monday.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (Hamstring) - Left his rehab assignment at Triple-A Pawtucket in order to receive additional treatment on his healing hamstring, and thus, he won't return during the Red Sox's West Coast swing.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (Abdomen) - Aiming for a Tuesday activation from the DL but may not play until Wednesday.
Christian Yelich, OF, MIA (Back) - Expects to be activated from the disabled list on July 1, after playing catch and taking dry swings Thursday.

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

Placed on the DL
Norichika Aoki, OF, KC
Bruce Chen, P, KC (transferred to 60-day DL)
Jose Cisnero, P, HOU (transferred to 60-day DL)
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (transferred to 60-day DL)
Ian Krol, P, DET
Kolten Wong, 2B, STL

Called Up
Brad Brach, P, BAL
Christian Friedrich, P, COL
Efren Navarro, OF, LAA
Rob Rasmussen, P, TOR

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Cam Bedrosian, P, LAA (to Double-A Arkansas)
Paul Clemens, P, HOU
Kevin Gausman, P, BAL
Liam Hendriks, P, TOR
Chris Martin, P, COL
Kyle Parker, OF, COL
Juan Perez, OF, SF

Contract Selected
Jake Buchanan, P, HOU
David Carpenter, P, LAA
Carlos Contreras, P, CIN
Wilton Lopez, P, COL
Justin Maxwell, OF, KC
Joe Panik, SS, SF

Designated for Assignment
Roger Bernadina, OF, CIN
Jake Dunning, P, SF

Outrighted
Josh Stinson, P, BAL

Assigned
Argenis Diaz, SS, ARI

Released
Raul Ibanez, OF, LAA

Closer Watch

Orioles - Entering Friday's game in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run cushion, Zach Britton seemed poised to nab his 10th save of the season, and ninth since assuming closing duties on May 22. However, his opponent, the Yankees, didn't roll over after logging two quick outs. Mark Teixeira induced an innocuous walk to spur the comeback, which was soon followed by Brian McCann's RBI single and the shot heard around Yankee Stadium, Carlos Beltran's three-run blast. The home run was only the second surrendered by Britton this season, but his ledger remains a sparkling 9-for-11 in terms of save opportunities. Since landing his current gig, he's posted a 14:5 K:BB in 14.2 innings, versus 15:8 in his initial 23.2 frames, solidifying his place in Baltimore's bullpen hierarchy. Although a late-inning chance didn't arrive Saturday, any close contest for the foreseeable future should be handled by Britton due to all the goodwill built up during the past month.

Hot Batter Matchups ľ Juneá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Brantley OF CLEávsáDET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer 35 10 7 1 8 3 1 .286 .325 .571 .896
N. Swisher 1B CLEávsáDET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer 19 7 2 0 2 4 7 .368 .478 .526 1.005
A. Jackson OF DETá@áCLE
1:05PM
J. Tomlin 11 4 4 1 2 0 1 .364 .364 1.000 1.364
R. Ludwick OF CINávsáTOR
1:10PM
R. Dickey 11 3 1 1 2 0 2 .273 .333 .545 .879
J. Baker OF MIAávsáNYM
1:10PM
J. Niese 15 7 1 0 1 0 1 .467 .467 .533 1.000
G. Stanton OF MIAávsáNYM
1:10PM
J. Niese 21 7 2 2 4 2 8 .333 .375 .619 .994
C. Rasmus OF TORá@áCIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto 23 7 4 1 3 3 4 .304 .385 .565 .950
D. Jeter SS NYYávsáBAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman 13 6 1 0 2 2 2 .462 .533 .538 1.072
K. Johnson 2B NYYávsáBAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman 10 4 1 1 3 0 2 .400 .400 .700 1.100
M. Teixeira 1B NYYávsáBAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman 10 4 0 0 0 1 3 .400 .455 .400 .855
M. Sierra OF CWSá@áMIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 14 7 2 1 5 1 2 .500 .529 .786 1.315
J. Mauer C MINávsáCWS
2:10PM
J. Danks 53 20 3 0 6 5 8 .377 .450 .434 .884
J. Jay OF STLávsáPHI
2:15PM
K. Kendrick 12 4 3 0 2 0 1 .333 .333 .667 1.000
P. Alvarez 3B PITá@áCHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel 14 3 3 2 4 1 1 .214 .267 .786 1.052
A. McCutchen OF PITá@áCHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel 17 5 3 2 3 1 3 .294 .333 .706 1.039
A. Hill 2B ARIávsáSF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner 17 5 5 2 6 1 5 .294 .333 .824 1.157
J. Pacheco 3B ARIávsáSF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner 25 9 4 1 6 1 3 .360 .385 .600 .985
T. Tulowitzki SS COLávsáMIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse 18 6 4 1 2 2 2 .333 .400 .722 1.122
A. Gonzalez 1B LADá@áSD
4:10PM
E. Stults 17 5 4 2 4 1 1 .294 .333 .765 1.098
H. Ramirez SS LADá@áSD
4:10PM
E. Stults 12 4 2 0 1 0 3 .333 .385 .500 .885
E. Aybar SS LAAávsáTEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish 23 8 3 1 1 3 6 .348 .444 .565 1.010
A. Pujols 1B LAAávsáTEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish 23 6 2 2 4 4 6 .261 .393 .522 .915
M. Trout OF LAAávsáTEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish 31 9 5 4 6 6 11 .290 .405 .710 1.115
Hot Pitcher Matchups ľ Juneá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ervin Santana ATLá@áWAS
1:35PM
79 25 7 4 8 2 12 .316 .337 .507 .844
Kyle Kendrick PHIá@áSTL
2:15PM
96 21 9 3 10 5 13 .219 .265 .380 .645
Jon Lester BOSá@áOAK
4:05PM
85 17 4 2 8 10 25 .200 .282 .312 .594
Cold Batter Matchups ľ Juneá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. Aviles SS CLEávsáDET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer 22 6 2 0 4 0 4 .273 .273 .364 .636
L. Chisenhall 3B CLEávsáDET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer 20 5 2 1 3 0 3 .250 .250 .450 .700
C. Santana C CLEávsáDET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer 31 3 1 0 2 6 4 .097 .243 .129 .372
C. McGehee 3B MIAávsáNYM
1:10PM
J. Niese 10 2 1 0 0 1 2 .200 .273 .300 .573
J. Reyes SS TORá@áCIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto 18 4 1 0 2 0 3 .222 .222 .278 .500
J. Werth OF WASávsáATL
1:35PM
E. Santana 10 2 1 1 1 0 4 .200 .200 .500 .700
J. Ellsbury OF NYYávsáBAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman 21 6 2 1 1 0 5 .286 .286 .476 .762
I. Suzuki OF NYYávsáBAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman 18 2 0 0 2 0 2 .111 .111 .111 .222
G. Beckham 2B CWSá@áMIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 14 1 1 0 0 0 7 .071 .071 .143 .214
A. De Aza OF CWSá@áMIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 10 2 2 1 1 0 1 .200 .200 .600 .800
A. Dunn 1B CWSá@áMIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 13 3 1 1 2 0 5 .231 .231 .462 .692
P. Konerko 1B CWSá@áMIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 15 3 0 0 0 2 4 .200 .294 .200 .494
A. Ramirez SS CWSá@áMIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes 14 2 0 0 0 1 1 .143 .200 .143 .343
K. Morales 1B MINávsáCWS
2:10PM
J. Danks 12 2 2 0 1 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500
K. Suzuki C MINávsáCWS
2:10PM
J. Danks 15 1 1 0 0 3 1 .067 .222 .133 .356
J. Willingham OF MINávsáCWS
2:10PM
J. Danks 12 2 0 0 1 2 7 .167 .286 .167 .452
M. Holliday OF STLávsáPHI
2:15PM
K. Kendrick 18 2 2 1 3 0 3 .111 .111 .333 .444
Y. Molina C STLávsáPHI
2:15PM
K. Kendrick 17 3 1 0 0 1 2 .176 .263 .235 .498
I. Davis 1B PITá@áCHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel 11 2 1 0 2 0 2 .182 .182 .273 .455
R. Martin C PITá@áCHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel 15 3 1 1 1 1 4 .200 .250 .400 .650
A. Callaspo 3B OAKávsáBOS
4:05PM
J. Lester 13 2 1 0 1 2 4 .154 .267 .231 .497
C. Crisp OF OAKávsáBOS
4:05PM
J. Lester 13 2 1 1 2 1 5 .154 .200 .385 .585
N. Punto 2B OAKávsáBOS
4:05PM
J. Lester 15 3 0 0 2 0 5 .200 .200 .200 .400
M. Montero C ARIávsáSF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner 29 6 1 0 2 0 7 .207 .233 .241 .475
G. Parra OF ARIávsáSF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner 15 2 0 0 2 2 5 .133 .235 .133 .369
D. Stubbs OF COLávsáMIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse 14 2 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .200 .143 .343
A. Ethier OF LADá@áSD
4:10PM
E. Stults 15 2 1 1 1 0 2 .133 .133 .333 .467
J. Hamilton OF LAAávsáTEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish 12 3 1 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .333 .583
C. Iannetta C LAAávsáTEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish 14 2 0 0 0 2 8 .143 .250 .143 .393
H. Kendrick 2B LAAávsáTEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish 19 0 0 0 0 2 7 .000 .095 .000 .095
Cold Pitcher Matchups ľ Juneá22,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Johnny Cueto CINávsáTOR
1:10PM
61 19 7 1 5 7 11 .311 .387 .464 .851
Jon Niese NYMá@áMIA
1:10PM
105 33 7 2 10 7 19 .314 .354 .417 .771
R.A. Dickey TORá@áCIN
1:10PM
69 23 10 4 7 5 16 .333 .395 .584 .979
Eric Stults SDávsáLAD
4:10PM
76 28 14 5 11 3 8 .368 .400 .696 1.097

Recommended Pickup

Adam Eaton, OF, CWS - The White Sox reside in the cellar of the American League Central, but not on account of Eaton, who's tallied hits in 14 of the last 15 contests, including the last eight. The 21-for-61 (.344) stretch includes four triples, three doubles, six RBI, eight runs scored, and an 8:12 BB:K. On a maddening note, his well-discussed speed hasn't translated to the stolen-base department, as he swiped just one bag during that span, reflecting his career marks (13 steals in 23 attempts across 561 at-bats). On Sunday, he'll tangle with Twins righty Phil Hughes, against whom Eaton recorded his first three-bagger of the year and a walk in three plate appearances on Apr. 3. The sample size is admittedly brief, but Eaton's recent success is difficult to ignore, as is his $5,041 tab on DraftStreet.com.

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C - Robinson Chirinos, TEX ($5,795)
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3B - Martin Prado, ARI ($5,194)
OF - Jason Heyward, ATL ($5,684)
SP - Tommy Milone, OAK ($11,945)