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Tuesday Lineup Card: Freese Frame

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

Cubs (Travis Wood – L) at Reds (Johnny Cueto – R), 1:10
Cubs (Tsuyoshi Wada – L) at Reds (David Holmberg – R), 7:10
Yankees (Masahiro Tanaka – R) at Indians (Trevor Bauer – R), 7:05
Orioles (Bud Norris – R) at Nationals (Doug Fister – R), 7:05
Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L) at Tigers (Justin Verlander – R), 7:08
Braves (Julio Teheran – R) at Mets (Jacob DeGrom – R), 7:10
White Sox (John Danks – L) at Red Sox (Brandon Workman – R), 7:10
Royals (Jason Vargas – L) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 7:10
Astros (Brad Peacock – R) at Rangers (Phil Irwin – R), 8:05
Phillies (Kyle Kendrick – R) at Brewers (Wily Peralta – R), 8:10
Pirates (Vance Worley – R) at Cardinals (Carlos Martinez – R), 8:15
Padres (Tyson Ross – R) at Rockies (Franklin Morales – L), 8:40
Marlins (Brad Hand – L) at Diamondbacks (Vidal Nuno – L), 9:40
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – K) at Angels (Tyler Skaggs – L), 10:05
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Athletics (Sonny Gray – R), 10:05
Twins (Phil Hughes – R) at Mariners (Chris Young – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: CHC, CIN

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (back) – Pinch-run for in eighth Monday; may be out Tuesday
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (oblique) – Out again Monday; likely headed for DL
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN (hamstring) – Was available Monday
Jon Niese, SP, NYM (shoulder) – Some inflammation, but no structural damage
Josh Beckett, SP, LAD (hip) – Not sure he'll be able to start Sunday
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (knee) – Hopes to be back in Tuesday after sitting Monday
Jered Weaver, SP, LAA (back) – Pulled after two innings Monday due to tightness
Justin Masterson, SP, CLE (undisclosed) – Lasted just two innings Monday; may hit DL
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (elbow) – Was potentially available to pinch hit Monday, but didn't
Collin McHugh, SP, HOU (finger) – Left with fingernail issue Sunday
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (knee) – Headed for rehab assignment over All-Star break
Steve Pearce, OF, BAL (hamstring) – Out with soreness Monday, but pinch-hit
Conor Gillaspie, 3B, CHW (knee) – Out Monday with bruise
Jason Castro, C, HOU (arm) – May have lymph node issue
Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIN (elbow) – MRI coming Tuesday
Alex Presley, OF, HOU (oblique) – Likely headed for DL after straining oblique Monday
Carlos Torres, RP, NYM (hand) – X-rays negative after hit to hand Monday
Nick Martinez, SP, TEX (oblique) – Scratched from Tuesday's start with soreness in side
Steve Tolleson, 3B, TOR (ankle) – Homered as pinch-hitter Sunday; out Monday

Players on the DL

Cliff Lee, Sp, PHI (elbow) – Rehab start Sunday cut short by rain
Michael Wacha, SP, STL (shoulder) – Resting another two weeks before throwing again
Evan Gattis, C, ATL (back) – Not expected to return until late July
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (ankle) – Had a triple and a steal Monday in Triple-A; back post-break
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (back) – Hopes to be activated when eligible Saturday
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (hamstring) – Restarting rehab action Wednesday in Low-A
Chris Owings, SS, ARI (shoulder) – Not yet cleared to hit
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) – Out 3-4 weeks
Jarrod Parker, SP, OAK (elbow) – TJ rehab going well; hopes to start throwing in 2-3 weeks
Drew Pomeranz, SP, OAK (hand) – Played catch before Monday's game
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (concussion) – Could rejoin team by mid-month
Kevin Siegrist, RP, STL (shoulder) – Felt great after Monday bullpen
Joe Kelly, SP, STL (hamstring) – Expected to return and start Friday vs. Milwaukee
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) – Will try to resume baseball activities Wednesday
Robbie Erlin, SP, SD (elbow) – Threw a bullpen prior to Sunday's game
Yonder Alonso, 1B, SD (wrist) – May shift rehab to Pads' spring training facility this week
Jhoulys Chacin, SP, COL (shoulder) – Not expected to need surgery, but out 4-6 weeks
Yunel Escobar, SS, TB (shoulder) – Playing in High-A rehab games Tuesday and Wednesday
Nick Vincent, RP, SD (shoulder) – Throwing a bullpen Monday
Bronson Arroyo, SP, ARI (elbow) – Needs TJ surgery; could miss much of next season too
Nick Masset, RP, COL (knee) – Patellar strain; will be inactive at least two weeks
Nate Jones, RP, CHW (back) – Throwing lightly; hopeful to return in late-July or early August
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF (back) – Played seven in Triple-A on Monday; needs more time yet
Taylor Teagarden, C, NYM (hamstring) – Won't be activated when first eligible Monday
Nyjer Morgan, OF, CLE (knee) – Getting a second opinion this week

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

Placed on DL
Gerrit Cole, SP, PIT (oblique)
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quad)

Activated from DL
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB
Mike Carp, 1B, BOS

Called Up
Tyler Lyons, OF, STL
Roman Mendez, RP, TEX
Jake Smolinski, 3B, TEX
Julio DePaula, RP, BAL
Shane Greene, RP, NYY

Sent Down
George Kottaras, C, CLE (DFA)
Nick Buss, OF, OAK (outrighted)
Brad Mills, SP, OAK (DFA)
Jonathan Herrera, SS, BOS
Kevin Gausman, SP, BAL
Vincent Belnome, 2B, TB
Donnie Murphy, 3B, TEX (DFA)
Jeff Beliveau, RP, TB
Marco Gonzales, SP, STL
Michael Choice, OF, TEX

Traded
Chris Dickerson, OF, CLE (from PIT)

Closer Watch

Mets – Just when it seemed like Jenrry Mejia was well on his way to securing the closer's role, he came into Monday's game with two outs in the eighth and ended up allowing five base runners and a run scored in 1.1 innings. But Vic Black also gave up a run Thursday and Jeurys Familia's given up eight hits and three walks in his last four innings, so Mejia should keep doing the vast majority of the closing until further notice.

Yankees – Dellin Betances got to celebrate his All-Star nod by collecting his first MLB save Monday, a two-inning scoreless effort against Cleveland to give David Robertson the day off. Betances has been unreal, but Robertson's still the man here. He's been pretty darn good himself.

Angels – Joe Smith has been a save machine lately, and he collected another one with a perfect ninth Monday. He's now picked up six saves and a win in his last eight appearances.

Hot Batter Matchups – July 8, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Bruce OF CIN vs CHC
1:10PM
T. Wood 17 4 2 2 2 0 3 .235 .278 .588 .866
T. Frazier 3B CIN vs CHC
1:10PM
T. Wood 17 6 2 2 6 3 2 .353 .429 .706 1.134
N. Cruz OF BAL @ WAS
7:05PM
D. Fister 21 8 3 1 3 3 2 .381 .458 .619 1.077
C. Davis 1B BAL @ WAS
7:05PM
D. Fister 10 3 2 2 2 0 5 .300 .300 .900 1.200
N. Markakis OF BAL @ WAS
7:05PM
D. Fister 19 8 3 1 8 1 3 .421 .450 .684 1.134
R. Zimmerman 3B WAS vs BAL
7:05PM
B. Norris 11 4 2 2 5 0 1 .364 .364 .909 1.273
D. Ortiz DH BOS vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks 20 6 2 2 5 0 3 .300 .300 .600 .900
B. Butler DH KC @ TB
7:10PM
J. Hellickson 14 9 2 0 2 1 1 .643 .667 .786 1.452
A. Gordon OF KC @ TB
7:10PM
J. Hellickson 14 7 1 0 3 1 2 .500 .533 .571 1.105
L. Duda OF NYM vs ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran 10 3 2 1 1 0 1 .300 .300 .700 1.000
E. Longoria 3B TB vs KC
7:10PM
J. Vargas 20 6 2 1 2 2 3 .300 .364 .500 .864
B. Zobrist 2B TB vs KC
7:10PM
J. Vargas 26 11 5 1 6 3 2 .423 .500 .692 1.192
R. Braun OF MIL vs PHI
8:10PM
K. Kendrick 19 9 3 2 7 1 2 .474 .476 .842 1.318
M. Reynolds 1B MIL vs PHI
8:10PM
K. Kendrick 11 3 1 1 4 1 2 .273 .333 .545 .879
D. Ackley 2B SEA vs MIN
10:10PM
P. Hughes 10 5 1 0 2 1 2 .500 .545 .700 1.245
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 8, 2014
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 CIN vs CHC
1:10PM
98 19 6 0 3 6 15 .194 .247 .271 .518
Bud Norris BAL @ WAS
7:05PM
63 14 4 3 8 5 16 .222 .279 .375 .654
Cold Batter Matchups – July 8, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
D. Barney 2B CHC @ CIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto 16 2 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250
A. Rizzo 1B CHC @ CIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto 12 1 1 0 0 0 2 .083 .083 .167 .250
Z. Cozart SS CIN vs CHC
1:10PM
T. Wood 19 2 2 0 1 0 9 .105 .105 .211 .316
J. Hardy SS BAL @ WAS
7:05PM
D. Fister 22 4 2 0 2 1 5 .182 .217 .273 .490
D. Espinosa 2B WAS vs BAL
7:05PM
B. Norris 10 2 1 0 0 1 4 .200 .273 .300 .573
J. Werth OF WAS vs BAL
7:05PM
B. Norris 14 2 0 0 0 0 7 .143 .143 .143 .286
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD @ DET
7:08PM
J. Verlander 14 2 1 1 1 5 3 .143 .368 .357 .726
J. Uribe 3B LAD @ DET
7:08PM
J. Verlander 15 2 1 0 2 2 4 .133 .235 .200 .435
M. Napoli 1B BOS vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks 27 6 1 0 1 1 13 .222 .250 .259 .509
D. Pedroia 2B BOS vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Danks 20 3 1 0 1 2 1 .150 .227 .200 .427
A. Escobar SS KC @ TB
7:10PM
J. Hellickson 13 2 1 0 0 0 1 .154 .154 .231 .385
E. Hosmer 1B KC @ TB
7:10PM
J. Hellickson 12 2 0 0 1 3 4 .167 .333 .167 .500
M. Moustakas 3B KC @ TB
7:10PM
J. Hellickson 10 2 1 0 2 0 2 .200 .182 .300 .482
R. Tejada SS NYM vs ATL
7:10PM
J. Teheran 10 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
D. Jennings OF TB vs KC
7:10PM
J. Vargas 17 3 2 1 1 1 3 .176 .222 .412 .634
M. Joyce OF TB vs KC
7:10PM
J. Vargas 10 2 1 0 0 0 3 .200 .200 .300 .500
S. Rodriguez SS TB vs KC
7:10PM
J. Vargas 19 2 0 0 2 1 5 .105 .150 .105 .255
E. Andrus SS TEX vs HOU
8:05PM
B. Peacock 10 1 1 0 0 0 5 .100 .100 .200 .300
C. Gomez OF MIL vs PHI
8:10PM
K. Kendrick 12 2 1 0 1 1 2 .167 .231 .250 .481
M. Saunders OF SEA vs MIN
10:10PM
P. Hughes 14 2 2 0 1 0 2 .143 .143 .286 .429
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 8, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Doug Fister WAS vs BAL
7:05PM
114 35 12 5 18 5 19 .307 .341 .503 .844
Kyle Kendrick PHI @ MIL
8:10PM
87 31 10 4 18 8 13 .356 .406 .591 .997
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Recommended Pickup
David Freese, 3B, LAA – Freese has exploded lately. Over the first six games of July, he's gone 8-for-18 with a pair of homers, only the latest in a hot streak that pushes back into the end of June. He's not a guy who's going to carry your team, but he could help you bridge the gap if, for instance, you own the freshly DL'd Edwin Encarnacion. Freese has in the past shown the ability to hit for solid average with decent pop, though it's been a couple years now since he's done it consistently.

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