Tuesday Lineup Card: The Ride of Ben Revere
Tuesday Lineup Card: The Ride of Ben Revere

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Rays (James Shields - R) v Red Sox (Jon Lester - L), 1:05
Twins (Nick Blackburn - R) v Tigers (Justin Verlander - R), 7:05
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter - R) v Pirates (Jeff Karstens - R), 7:05
Reds (Mike Leake - R) v Nationals (Chien-Ming Wang - R), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Josh Collmenter - R) v Phillies (Roy Halladay - R), 7:05
Rays (Jeff Niemann - R) v Red Sox (Erik Bedard - L), 7:10
Giants (Jonathan Sanchez - L) v Braves (Randall Delgado - R), 7:10
Cubs (Ryan Dempster - R) v Astros (Brett Myers - R), 8:05
Yankees (Ivan Nova - R) v Royals (Danny Duffy - L), 8:10
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez - R) v White Sox (Gavin Floyd - R), 8:10
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley - R) v Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Marlins (Anibal Sanchez - R) v Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin - R), 8:40
Rangers (Derek Holland - L) v Angels (Tyler Chatwood - R), 10:05
Orioles (Brian Matusz - L) v A's (Guillermo Moscoso - R)
Mets (Jon Niese - L) v Padres (Cory Luebke - L), 10:05
Jays (Brad Mills - L) v Mariners (Jason Vargas - L), 10:10

Day game after a night game: None

Injuries – A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN - (Neck) Not in Monday's lineup
Brennan Boesch, OF, DET - (Thumb) Out Monday
Freddy Garcia, P, NY-A - (Finger) Could make a start over the weekend
Jeff Mathis, C, ANA - (Hand) Available Monday
Victor Martinez, C, DET - (Knee) Still limited to DH duties
Denard Span, OF, MIN – (Concussion) Out Monday and has contemplated sitting for the remainder of the season
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Foot) Left Monday's game after fouling ball off his foot
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL - (Knee) Out Monday after trying to leg out a hit Sunday
Dontrelle Willis, P, CIN - (Forearm) Should be able to make next start
Carlos Beltran, OF, SF - (Hand) Not in Monday's lineup, doubtful for four-game series
John Lannan, P, WAS - (Knee) Knee felt tight after making a play in the field Saturday
Edwin Jackson, P, STL - (Hamstring) Hammy cramped up during Sunday's game
Brian Wilson, P, SF - (Back) Available out of the bullpen Monday
Sergio Romo, P, SF - (Elbow) Might be placed on the DL
Manny Acosta, P, NY-N – (Finger) Lost fingernail has impacted his control, DL an option

Players on the DL
Zach Britton, P, BAL - (Shoulder) Scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NY-A - (Knee) Remains on track to return to the Yankees over the weekend.
Jordan Schaefer, OF, HOU - (Finger) Took BP prior to Sunday's game, but still has some swelling
Jair Jurrjens, P, ATL - (Knee) Threw before Sunday's game without issue, should be able to start Weds
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT - (Quadriceps) Expected to be activated Monday, but not in the lineup
Johan Santana, P, NY-N – (Shoulder) Returned to team's Florida facility to resume his rehab, small chance he pitches for Mets in September
Chris Young, P, NY-N – (Shoulder) Not sure if he will be ready for the start of 2012 season
Kenley Jansen, P, LA – (Chest) Rehab assignment will begin Saturday
Jose Reyes, SS, NY-N – (Hamstring) Took part in pre-game drills but still no timetable

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

Sent Down
Will Rhymes, 2B, DET
Edgar Gonzalez, P, COL (DFA)

Called Up
Mike McCoy, SS, TOR
Rene Tosoni, OF, MIN
Scott Maine, P, CHI-N
J.C. Romero, P, COL

Activated from DL
NA

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Rajai Davis, OF, TOR

Released
Brian Bruney, P, CHI-A

Traded
Delmon Young, OF, DET
Cole Nelson, MIN

Signed
Dave Bush, P, PHI (minor league contract)

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

San Francisco - Ramon Ramirez poached a save against the Marlins on Sunday with Brian Wilson and Sergio Romo unavailable. Wilson is expected to be ready in a save situation Monday, but Romo may be headed to the DL, which would leave Ramirez as the Giants' second option.

Baltimore - Jim Johnson recorded three outs against the Tigers on Sunday to pick up the save after closer Kevin Gregg allowed four runs and six base runners without an out. Johnson is probably the Orioles' second option in the ninth inning now that Koji Uehara is in Texas, and he could overtake Gregg in 2012.

KEY MATCHUPS: HOT

Hot Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
David Ortiz - DHBOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields12-33.3643101166.848.4621.310
Dustin Pedroia - 2BBOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields13-30.43324411.700.4691.169
Miguel Cabrera - 1BDET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn11-24.458231012.750.4801.230
Austin Jackson - OFDET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn3-10.30002023.500.417.917
Magglio Ordonez - OFDET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn7-19.36811201.526.368.894
Jason Kubel - OFMIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander12-35.34305948.486.400.886
Joe Mauer - CMIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander16-45.35636998.622.4631.085
Justin Morneau - 1BMIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander9-33.27326458.576.368.944
Denard Span - OFMIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander13-34.38203002.500.382.882
Jim Thome - DHMIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander11-43.25677111411.744.4391.183
Ryan Doumit - CPIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter7-22.31826415.773.3481.121
Garrett Jones - 1BPIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter4-12.33312112.667.3851.052
Marlon Byrd - OFCHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers9-23.39113422.609.4231.032
Tyler Colvin - OFCHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers5-17.29424205.765.2941.059
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers6-33.182333114.455.206.661
Carlos Lee - OFHOU vs CHC
8/16 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster14-39.35925716.590.357.947
Shin-Soo Choo - OFCLE @ CWS
8/16 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd6-14.42911933.643.5291.172
Erick Aybar - SSLAA vs TEX
8/16 10:05 PM
Derek Holland5-15.33312102.600.333.933
Torii Hunter - OFLAA vs TEX
8/16 10:05 PM
Derek Holland2-10.20011232.500.385.885
 
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Erik BedardBOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
Rays Batters9-62.145236514.254.209.463
Ryan DempsterCHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Astros Batters21-71.2965915215.561.314.875
Brett MyersHOU vs CHC
8/16 8:05 PM
Cubs Batters40-172.23381620550.420.255.675

 

KEY MATCHUPS: COLD

Cold Batter MatchupsAt-BatsAVGHRXBHRBIBBKSLGOBPOPS
Jacoby Ellsbury - OFBOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields4-24.16700014.167.200.367
Jason Varitek - CBOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields5-27.18511519.296.214.510
Kevin Youkilis - 1BBOS vs TB
8/16 1:05 PM
James Shields3-31.09701039.129.200.329
Johnny Damon - OFTB @ BOS
8/16 1:05 PM
Erik Bedard3-20.15001121.200.227.427
B.J. Upton - OFTB @ BOS
8/16 1:05 PM
Erik Bedard4-23.17411328.304.240.544
Jhonny Peralta - SSDET vs MIN
8/16 7:05 PM
Nick Blackburn3-20.15000415.150.182.332
Michael Cuddyer - OFMIN @ DET
8/16 7:05 PM
Justin Verlander9-47.19112519.277.224.501
Ronny Cedeno - SSPIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter3-20.15012112.350.190.540
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT vs STL
8/16 7:05 PM
Chris Carpenter3-14.21401000.286.214.500
Dave Ross - CATL vs SF
8/16 7:10 PM
Jonathan Sanchez2-11.18211208.455.182.637
Koyie Hill - CCHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers1-10.10001107.200.100.300
Aramis Ramirez - 3BCHC @ HOU
8/16 8:05 PM
Brett Myers9-40.225246111.425.244.669
Humberto Quintero - CHOU vs CHC
8/16 8:05 PM
Ryan Dempster3-16.18811315.375.235.610
Travis Hafner - DHCLE @ CWS
8/16 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd1-11.09101012.182.167.349
Omar Vizquel - 3BCWS vs CLE
8/16 8:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez2-10.20000101.200.182.382
 
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
AVG
HR
Allow
XBH
Allow
RBI
Allow
BBKOpp
SLG
Opp
OBP
Opp
OPS
Justin VerlanderDET vs Min
8/16 7:05 PM
Twins Batters73-254.2871329393353.523.369.892
Chad BillingsleyLAD @ Mil
8/16 8:10 PM
Brewers Batters21-73.288045109.350.373.723
 

Recommended Pickup

Ben Revere, OF, MIN - We've already profiled Revere twice this season, once when the Twins recalled him and once when he replaced an injured Denard Span in center field, but it's warranted to re-highlight him in the wake of Delmon Young's trade away from the Twins and the prospect that Span sits for the rest of the year. Said dump should guarantee Revere a starting gig for the remainder of the regular season, and it puts him in excellent position to win a job out of camp in 2012. Revere stole 14 bases on 19 tries while making 44 starts for the injured Span earlier this year, and his .302 OBP over that stretch isn't horrible when you consider he only had 44 hits over that stretch. His contributions to the power categories will be negligible, but his speed is legit, and now's the time to grab him if his previous owner dumped him earlier in the month when he lost his starting gig.
Other recent recommendations:Brandon Belt, Brandon Allen, Rafael Betancourt, J.D. Martinez, Robinson Chirinos

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