Tuesday Lineup Card: Great Britton
Tuesday Lineup Card: Great Britton

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Marlins (Henderson Alvarez – R) at Nationals (Blake Treinen – R), 7:05
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Phillies (Cole Hamels – L), 7:05
Rays (Alex Cobb – R) at Blue Jays (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:07
Pirates (Edinson Volquez – R) at Mets (Jon Niese – L), 7:10
Red Sox (Jon Lester – L) at Braves (Aaron Harang – R), 7:10
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at White Sox (Chris Sale – L), 8:10
Astros (Collin McHugh – R) at Royals (Jeremy Guthrie – R), 8:10
Orioles (Wei-Yin Chen – L) at Brewers (Matt Garza – R), 8:10
Rangers (Yu Darvish – R) at Twins (Phil Hughes – R), 8:10
Yankees (David Phelps – R) at Cardinals (Lance Lynn – R), 8:10
Padres (Eric Stults – L) at Diamondbacks (Wade Miley – L), 9:40
Tigers (Max Scherzer – R) at Athletics (Sonny Gray – R), 10:05
Angels (Jered Weaver – R) at Mariners (Roenis Elias – L), 10:10
Reds (Alfredo Simon – R) at Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R), 10:10
Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R) at Giants (Tim Hudson – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Chris Davis, 1B, BAL (personal) – Expected back Tuesday
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC (elbow) – Current word is no ligament injury
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (calf) – Wasn't available MOnday
Carlos Santana, C, CLE (illness) – Could actually have a concussion
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) – Could miss Tuesday and Wednesday
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (ankle) – Pinch-hit Monday
Will Venable, OF, SD (foot) – Scratched late Monday due to soreness
Ryan Hanigan, C, TB (hamstring) – Left Monday's game
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (knee) – Left Monday's game
John Jaso, C, OAK (back) – Not 100 percent, but was available in emergency Monday
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK (calf) – Hopes to be back in a couple days
Brad Peacock, SP, HOU (forearm) – On track to start Thursday

Players on the DL

Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW (ankle) – Out of his boot and doing baseball activities
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (thumb) – Throwing, but not catching
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (oblique) – Will be activated Tuesday, but won't play 'til Wednesday
Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) – Still not cleared to be throwing
Mat Latos, SP, CIN (elbow) – Threw four good innings in rehab start Sunday
Gio Gonzalez, SP, WAS (shoulder) – Could throw bullpen session soon
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (thumb) – Got clearance to hit and throw
Josh Hamilton, OF, LAA (thumb) – Bone bruise; will take a couple days off in rehab
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL (hamstring) – Hopes to return by end of current homestand
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (elbow) – No problem when swinging Monday
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (elbow) – Scheduled for Tuesday bullpen
James Paxton, SP, SEA (back) – Expected to play catch Tuesday; taking it slow
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (knee) – Just throwing bullpens
Colby Rasmus, OF, TOR (hamstring) – Did some running and fielding Monday
Santiago Casilla, RP, SF (hamstring) – Played catch Monday
Brett Anderson, SP, COL (finger) – Had pins removed from fringer Monday
Cody Asche, 3B, PHI (hamstring) – Should be back within two weeks
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB (elbow) – Throwing two innings in Wednesday sim game
Brandon Guyer, OF, TB (thumb) – Out three weeks
Jonny Venters, RP, ATL (elbow) – Felt discomfort when throwing Sunday
Tanner Scheppers, SP, TEX (elbow) – Slated for three more rehab games and June 3 return
Ryan Cook, RP, OAK (forearm) – Will throw from a mound Tuesday
Jim Henderson, RP, MIL (shoulder) – Suffered a setback; being shut down

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

Placed on DL
Eric Young Jr., OF, NYM (hamstring)
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (ankle)
Brandon Guyer, OF, TB (thumb)

Activated From DL
Justin Ruggiano, OF, CHC
Josh Willingham, OF, MIN
Omar Infante, 2B, MKC

Called Up
Ryan Lavarnway, C, BOS
Vic Black, RP, NYM
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, MIN
Matt den Dekker, OF, NYM
Brandon Cumpton, SP, PIT
Irving Falu, 2B, KC
Robbie Grossman, OF, HOU
Tim Federowicz, C, LAD
Alex Colome, RP, RB (sent down after Monday's game)

Sent Down
Vin Mazzaro, RP, PIT (DFA)
Ryan Kalish, OF, CHC
L.J. Hoes, OF, HOU
Alex Wilson, RP, BOS
Zeke Spruill, RP, ARI
Jimmy Nelson, SP, MIL
Chris Colabello, 1B, MIN
Chris Herrmann, OF, MIN
Casey Coleman, RP, KC

Released
Jose Valverde, RP, NYM

Closer Watch

Dodgers – Kenley Jansen got himself a four-out save Monday, but he allowed another two baserunners and continues to sit on an inflated 1.43 WHIP. But no one's coming for his job.

Orioles – Zach Britton collected his third save Monday, though he did have to pitch around a hit and a walk. It looks like he, not Darren O'Day, is the man to own as far as Baltimore closers. Still, fantasy owners are well advised to hold O'Day in deeper leagues, as Britton's insane numbers (0.67 ERA, 0.87 WHIP) have to be due for some regression sooner or later.

Brewers – Francisco Rodriguez got blown up in the ninth inning Monday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk. He's now allowed six runs (all earned) in his last five outings, so there are some cracks showing in the façade here.

Mets – After a four-run implosion in the eighth and ninth innings Monday, Jose Valverde got his walking papers. In turn, the Mets called up Vic Black, who could factor into the closing mix if Jenrry Mejia falters along the way. But Mejia still looks like the strongest candidate for saves here.

Hot Batter Matchups – May 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. RollinsSSPHI vs COL
7:05PM
J. De La Rosa15521421.333.389.600.989
C. Utley2BPHI vs COL
7:05PM
J. De La Rosa11421412.364.462.7271.189
A. LaRoche1BWAS vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez11510121.455.538.5451.084
D. SpanOFWAS vs MIA
7:05PM
H. Alvarez12420111.333.385.500.885
D. JenningsOFTB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle15600133.400.500.400.900
E. Longoria3BTB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle28931537.321.387.500.887
D. RossCBOS @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang12433502.333.3331.0831.417
G. SizemoreOFBOS @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang22930116.409.458.5451.004
C. BarmesSSPIT @ NYM
7:10PM
J. Niese14521403.357.357.6431.000
A. JonesOFBAL @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Garza21832314.381.409.7141.123
R. RaburnOFCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale22752537.318.400.7271.127
N. Swisher1BCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale15532414.333.412.8001.212
C. Gillaspie3BCWS vs CLE
8:10PM
J. Masterson13421222.308.400.6151.015
J. CastroCHOU @ KC
8:10PM
J. Guthrie10432411.400.5001.2001.700
A. RiosOFTEX @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes241141502.458.440.7081.148
A. SorianoOFNYY @ STL
8:15PM
L. Lynn22831208.364.364.591.955
M. MonteroCARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults16441513.250.294.625.919
M. Prado3BARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults21830421.381.435.5711.006
E. CabreraSSSD @ ARI
9:40PM
W. Miley17821305.471.471.7651.235
B. Moss1BOAK vs DET
10:05PM
M. Scherzer11311324.273.385.545.930
D. Ackley2BSEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver21721123.333.391.524.915
J. Smoak1BSEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver29842724.276.344.552.895
E. Bonifacio2BCHC @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson21820112.381.391.476.867
C. CoghlanOFCHC @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson17820222.471.526.5881.115
Hot Pitcher Matchups – May 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Cole HamelsPHI vs COL
7:05PM
8817729322.193.220.348.567
Edinson VolquezPIT @ NYM
7:10PM
61135191515.213.364.326.690
Jered WeaverLAA @ SEA
10:10PM
1624111317742.253.289.374.663
Zack GreinkeLAD vs CIN
10:10PM
130257212440.192.220.286.506
Cold Batter Matchups – May 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. CuddyerOFCOL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels13110002.077.077.154.231
C. GonzalezOFCOL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels13420103.308.308.538.846
D. StubbsOFCOL @ PHI
7:05PM
C. Hamels14200004.143.143.143.286
R. Howard1BPHI vs COL
7:05PM
J. De La Rosa13310504.231.214.308.522
D. DeJesusOFTB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle7814313310.179.220.244.463
J. Loney1BTB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle18520003.278.278.389.667
W. MyersOFTB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle10200304.200.182.200.382
S. RodriguezSSTB @ TOR
7:07PM
M. Buehrle22620208.273.261.364.625
G. LairdCATL vs BOS
7:10PM
J. Lester14320004.214.214.357.571
B. UptonOFATL vs BOS
7:10PM
J. Lester5511324412.200.254.327.582
A. PierzynskiCBOS @ ATL
7:10PM
A. Harang10200112.200.273.200.473
D. Wright3BNYM vs PIT
7:10PM
E. Volquez10200131.200.357.200.557
C. YoungOFNYM vs PIT
7:10PM
E. Volquez15211337.133.278.333.611
N. MarkakisOFBAL @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Garza34400455.118.231.118.348
M. AvilesSSCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale16300010.188.235.188.423
M. BrantleyOFCLE @ CWS
8:10PM
C. Sale18210219.111.200.167.367
A. RamirezSSCWS vs CLE
8:10PM
J. Masterson54921239.167.224.241.465
D. ViciedoOFCWS vs CLE
8:10PM
J. Masterson17000017.000.056.000.056
E. AndrusSSTEX @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes13100202.077.077.077.154
A. Beltre3BTEX @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes20421426.200.304.400.704
A. Hill2BARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults11220202.182.182.364.545
G. ParraOFARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults19321204.158.200.368.568
A. PollockOFARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults13300002.231.231.231.462
C. RossOFARI vs SD
9:40PM
E. Stults14311403.214.200.429.629
C. Headley3BSD @ ARI
9:40PM
W. Miley15200123.133.235.133.369
A. Callaspo3BOAK vs DET
10:05PM
M. Scherzer15320033.200.333.333.667
C. CrispOFOAK vs DET
10:05PM
M. Scherzer11410004.364.364.455.818
J. BruceOFCIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke25411507.160.160.280.440
Z. CozartSSCIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke10100004.100.100.100.200
T. Frazier3BCIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke11220013.182.250.455.705
R. LudwickOFCIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke17211218.118.167.294.461
D. MesoracoCCIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke11200104.182.182.182.364
B. Phillips2BCIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke16310104.188.235.250.485
R. SantiagoSSCIN @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke11200214.182.231.182.413
J. BuckCSEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver14200207.143.176.143.319
R. Cano2BSEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver331310304.394.394.455.848
M. SaundersOFSEA vs LAA
10:10PM
J. Weaver20610118.300.318.350.668
Cold Pitcher Matchups – May 27, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Henderson AlvarezMIA @ WAS
7:05PM
75248110611.320.377.452.829
Jorge De La RosaCOL @ PHI
7:05PM
78269217616.333.386.508.894
Jon NieseNYM vs PIT
7:10PM
772412515611.312.361.590.951
Aaron HarangATL vs BOS
7:10PM
802711415513.337.387.562.948
Wade MileyARI vs SD
9:40PM
1324012316816.303.343.454.797
Tim HudsonSF vs CHC
10:15PM
772671589.338.403.457.860

Recommended Pickup
Zach Britton, RP, BAL – The fantasy world has been slow to come around to Britton, probably because he's a lefty – never too popular a choice for the closer's role. But he hasn't skipped a beat in the role so far, while Tommy Hunter has been bad and now injured. Britton's available in more than half of Yahoo and ESPN leagues, and in nearly half of CBS formats. Take a look at his status in your leagues.

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