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Monday Lineup Card: Live And Let Dayan

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)

Rays (Chris Archer - R) at Yankees (David Phelps - R), 7:00
Rangers (Joe Saunders - L) at Orioles (Ubaldo Jimenez - R), 7:05
Rockies (Yohan Flande - L) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann - R), 7:05
Athletics (Scott Kazmir - L) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez - R), 7:08
Mets (Zack Wheeler - R) at Braves (Alex Wood - L), 7:10
Cubs (Jake Arrieta - R) at Red Sox (Jake Peavy - R), 7:10
Angels (Garrett Richards - R) at White Sox (Hector Noesi - R), 8:10
Mariners (Taijuan Walker - R) at Astros (Collin McHugh - R), 8:10
Royals (Danny Duffy - L) at Twins (Yohan Pino - R), 8:10
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Padres (Jesse Hahn - R), 10:10
Indians (Corey Kluber - R) at Dodgers (Dan Haren - R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day
Jose Bautista, OF, TOR (Hamstring) - Used as a pinch hitter in the sixth inning Sunday, but he grounded into a fielder's choice.
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB (Shoulder) - Sidelined for a fifth consecutive outing Sunday due to a tight right shoulder.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (Back) - Sat out a third contest in a row Sunday with a stiff back, but he'll have to miss a few more before a DL stint will be considered.
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (Back) - Out of the lineup Sunday for a third game in a row with an ailing back.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (Neck) - Missed Sunday's contest as a precautionary measure, after straining his neck Saturday.
Dallas Keuchel, P, HOU (Wrist) - Threw Sunday evening, after getting scratched from Saturday's scheduled nod.
Russell Martin, C, PIT (Undisclosed) - Held out Sunday due to general "soreness."
Justin Masterson, P, CLE (Knee) - Received clearance to start Tuesday.
Derek Norris, C, OAK (Back) - Wasn't available Sunday, despite reporting improvement in his back after pregame warmups.
Albert Pujols, 1B, LAA (Hip) - The swollen lymph node near his groin only afflicts him when he runs, not hits.
Carlos Quentin, OF, SD (Shoulder) - Kept out of the lineup Sunday, marking his third straight absence as a result of a sore left shoulder.
Ryan Raburn, OF, CLE (Neck) - Enduring a stiff neck and headaches after making a diving grab Saturday.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (Calf) - There's growing speculation that Ramirez will land on the disabled list.
Cody Ross, OF, ARI (Hip) - Left Saturday's game following a hit by pitch on his left hip.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL (Leg) - Despite his potential availability as a pinch hitter Sunday, he wasn't utilized in any capacity.
Drew Smyly, P, DET (Illness) - Pitched through an upper respiratory infection Sunday, which likely spurred the porous performance (four runs in 2.1 innings).
David Wright, 3B, NYM (Shoulder) - An MRI performed on his left shoulder revealed no structural damage, but a few more absences, at the very least, are sure to arise as a result of the ailment.

Players on the DL
Mike Adams, P, PHI (Shoulder) - Meeting early this week with the Phillies' team physician for an evaluation.
Nolan Arenado, 3B, COL (Finger) - Finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI during his first rehab game Saturday at Triple-A Colorado.
Bronson Arroyo, P, ARI (Elbow) - Drawing closer to resumption of baseball activities.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF (Thumb) - Moved his rehab assignment from High-A San Jose to Triple-A Fresno on Sunday.
Mike Carp, OF, BOS (Foot) - Contributed one hit and one run in three at-bats in a rehab contest Saturday at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Brett Cecil, P, TOR (Groin) - Slated to begin a rehab assignment Monday at Triple-A Buffalo.
Scott Elbert, P, LAD (Elbow) - Expected to throw at Triple-A Albuquerque both Tuesday and Wednesday.
Chone Figgins, OF, LAD (Quadriceps) - His rehab has included running on an anti-gravity (Alter-G) treadmill and taking swings in the batting cage.
Dillon Gee, P, NYM (Back) - Posted six strikeouts and allowed a run in two innings during a rehab start Sunday at short season Brooklyn.
Jason Giambi, DH, CLE (Knee) - No time line has been revealed for a return.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (Finger) - Has commenced taking dry swings.
Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (Shoulder) - His recent move to the bullpen during rehab may not be a permanent one.
Brad Hand, P, MIA (Ankle) - Gave up three runs on four hits and one walk in 2.2 innings during Sunday's rehab contest at Triple-A New Orleans.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (Thumb) - Sat out Sunday's rehab outing at Double-A Harrisburg, which intimates his possible activation from the DL.
Joe Kelly, P, STL (Hamstring) - Making his next rehab start on short rest due to a abbreviated 41-pitch appearance Friday at Triple-A Memphis.
Francisco Liriano, P, PIT (Oblique) - Tossed 52 pitches in a bullpen session Sunday
Brandon Morrow, P, TOR (Finger) - Targeting activation from the DL during the first week of August.
Chris Owings, SS, ARI (Shoulder) - Scheduled for an MRI on his strained left shoulder Monday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (Back) - Made much progress in his rehab by hitting off a tee, throwing, and running on a treadmill Saturday.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (Back) - Managed to throw 25 times from 60 feet Saturday.
Trevor Plouffe, 3B, MIN (Ribs) - Expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (Concussion) - Has no timetable for a return from the concussion that he sustained Thursday.
CC Sabathia, P, NYY (Knee) - Reported feeling "really good" after his first rehab start Friday at High-A Tampa, where he threw 37 pitches across 2.1 innings.
Fernando Salas, P, LAA (Arm) - Completed a 25-pitch bullpen session Sunday.
Tyler Skaggs, P, LAA (Hamstring) - After Sunday's bullpen, he said he's "ready to go", with a return to the rotation potentially happening Wednesday.
Geovany Soto, C, TEX (Knee) - Has progressed to the point of catching bullpen sessions, which he undertook Sunday
Michael Wacha, P, STL (Shoulder) - With no timetable for his recovery from a stress reaction to the scapula of his right shoulder, he'll rest for two weeks, after which additional tests will occur.

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

Activated from the DL
Christian Yelich, OF, MIA

Placed on the DL
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI (transferred to 60-day DL)
Chris Owings, SS, ARI
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK
Justin Turner, 3B, LAD

Called Up
Nate Freiman, 1B, OAK
T.J. House, P, CLE
Dan Jennings, P, MIA
Jorge Rondon, P, STL
Carlos Triunfel, SS, LAD

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Dallas Beeler, P, CHC
Anthony DeSclafani, P, MIA
Alfredo Figaro, P, MIL
Eric Fornataro, P, STL
Luis Garcia, P, PHI
Nick Hagadone, P, CLE
Jake Marisnick, OF, MIA
Stefan Romero, 3B, SEA
Gus Schlosser, P, ATL
Blake Treinen, P, WAS

Contract Selected
Nick Ahmed, SS, ARI
Jeff Bianchi, SS, MIL
Andres Blanco, SS, PHI

Designated for Assignment
Sean O'Sullivan, P, PHI

Assigned
Julio DePaula, P, BAL (to Double-A Bowie)

Closer Watch

Rays - Nabbing his second save in as many situations Saturday, Jake McGee appears to be the favored choice of manager Joe Maddon at the moment. In Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, McGee followed Grant Balfour's blank eighth inning by striking out two en route to his second save of the year. Only one day later, McGee cleaned up Balfour's minor mess -- two baserunners among four batters faced -- inducing a flyout to lock down the eighth, before securing two additional punchouts to gather the save. Although few such scenarios are landing in the doorstep of the Rays' bullpen this season, McGee's track record over the last two months has seemingly endeared him to Maddon, as he's yielded runs only once while posting a 31:6 K:BB across 24 frames (26 contests). Balfour cannot say the same -- a 5.22 ERA, 1.452 WHIP, and 21:12 K:BB in 20.2 innings (22 outings) -- but with a bullpen-by-committee in effect, he isn't entirely off the closer radar, either.

Hot Batter Matchups ľ Juneá30,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
N. Cruz OF BALávsáTEX
7:05PM
J. Saunders 33 10 3 2 3 3 5 .303 .361 .515 .876
A. Jones OF BALávsáTEX
7:05PM
J. Saunders 22 7 2 1 1 2 2 .318 .400 .500 .900
D. Young OF BALávsáTEX
7:05PM
J. Saunders 13 4 2 1 5 0 1 .308 .286 .615 .901
J. Ellsbury OF NYYávsáTB
7:05PM
C. Archer 10 7 1 0 2 2 2 .700 .750 .800 1.550
B. Gardner OF NYYávsáTB
7:05PM
C. Archer 11 4 3 0 0 1 4 .364 .462 .727 1.189
Y. Escobar SS TBá@áNYY
7:05PM
D. Phelps 10 4 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .455 .400 .855
B. Zobrist 2B TBá@áNYY
7:05PM
D. Phelps 12 5 2 0 2 1 1 .417 .462 .583 1.045
A. Beltre 3B TEXá@áBAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 20 8 4 2 5 1 2 .400 .455 .800 1.255
M. Cabrera 3B DETávsáOAK
7:08PM
S. Kazmir 23 6 3 1 5 4 5 .261 .370 .522 .892
R. Davis OF DETávsáOAK
7:08PM
S. Kazmir 18 9 5 1 6 0 6 .500 .500 .944 1.444
V. Martinez DH DETávsáOAK
7:08PM
S. Kazmir 23 11 4 1 4 2 2 .478 .520 .739 1.259
C. Crisp OF OAKá@áDET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 10 3 3 1 1 0 1 .300 .300 .800 1.100
F. Freeman 1B ATLávsáNYM
7:10PM
Z. Wheeler 11 6 2 1 4 4 1 .545 .667 .909 1.576
J. Heyward OF ATLávsáNYM
7:10PM
Z. Wheeler 12 5 2 1 2 1 2 .417 .462 .750 1.212
D. Uggla 2B ATLávsáNYM
7:10PM
Z. Wheeler 10 3 2 1 2 0 4 .300 .364 .700 1.064
D. Pedroia 2B BOSávsáCHC
7:10PM
J. Arrieta 13 4 1 1 3 1 2 .308 .357 .538 .896
L. Valbuena 3B CHCá@áBOS
7:10PM
J. Peavy 13 6 2 0 1 2 2 .462 .529 .615 1.145
M. Bourn OF CLEá@áLAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 13 4 2 0 0 3 4 .308 .438 .462 .899
D. Murphy OF CLEá@áLAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 24 9 3 2 7 2 3 .375 .423 .667 1.090
Hot Pitcher Matchups ľ Juneá30,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ubaldo Jimenez BALávsáTEX
7:05PM
80 16 8 4 11 14 15 .200 .323 .378 .700
David Phelps NYYávsáTB
7:05PM
64 16 4 0 5 2 7 .250 .273 .318 .591
Anibal Sanchez DETávsáOAK
7:08PM
84 16 7 2 8 9 21 .190 .267 .311 .578
Dan Haren LADávsáCLE
10:10PM
123 27 9 2 11 10 29 .220 .278 .335 .613
Cold Batter Matchups ľ Juneá30,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Davis 1B BALávsáTEX
7:05PM
J. Saunders 21 4 1 1 1 1 7 .190 .227 .333 .561
M. Machado 3B BALávsáTEX
7:05PM
J. Saunders 10 2 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400
D. Stubbs OF COLá@áWAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann 10 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .091 .000 .091
I. Suzuki OF NYYávsáTB
7:05PM
C. Archer 10 1 0 0 0 0 2 .100 .100 .100 .200
E. Andrus SS TEXá@áBAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 14 2 1 0 1 4 4 .143 .333 .214 .548
C. Pena 1B TEXá@áBAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 11 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000 .083 .000 .083
A. Rios OF TEXá@áBAL
7:05PM
U. Jimenez 17 2 0 0 2 4 1 .118 .286 .118 .403
T. Hunter OF DETávsáOAK
7:08PM
S. Kazmir 24 7 3 1 2 0 3 .292 .292 .500 .792
A. Jackson OF DETávsáOAK
7:08PM
S. Kazmir 15 3 0 0 0 1 9 .200 .250 .200 .450
I. Kinsler 2B DETávsáOAK
7:08PM
S. Kazmir 33 4 3 1 4 4 3 .121 .231 .273 .503
J. Jaso C OAKá@áDET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 10 1 0 0 0 4 2 .100 .357 .100 .457
J. Lowrie SS OAKá@áDET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 13 1 0 0 0 2 1 .077 .200 .077 .277
B. Moss 1B OAKá@áDET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez 14 2 1 0 1 1 5 .143 .200 .214 .414
C. Johnson 3B ATLávsáNYM
7:10PM
Z. Wheeler 14 2 0 0 0 1 2 .143 .200 .143 .343
J. Upton OF ATLávsáNYM
7:10PM
Z. Wheeler 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 .000 .000 .000 .000
A. Cabrera SS CLEá@áLAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 23 2 0 0 1 1 7 .087 .125 .087 .212
C. Santana C CLEá@áLAD
10:10PM
D. Haren 12 1 0 0 0 2 5 .083 .214 .083 .298
Cold Pitcher Matchups ľ Juneá30,á2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
There are no pitchers who qualify as "cold" today.

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