Sunday Lineup Card: Eaton Your Heart Out
Sunday Lineup Card: Eaton Your Heart Out

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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 – June 22, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. BrantleyOFCLE vs DET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer351071831.286.325.571.896
N. Swisher1BCLE vs DET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer19720247.368.478.5261.005
A. JacksonOFDET @ CLE
1:05PM
J. Tomlin11441201.364.3641.0001.364
R. LudwickOFCIN vs TOR
1:10PM
R. Dickey11311202.273.333.545.879
J. BakerOFMIA vs NYM
1:10PM
J. Niese15710101.467.467.5331.000
G. StantonOFMIA vs NYM
1:10PM
J. Niese21722428.333.375.619.994
C. RasmusOFTOR @ CIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto23741334.304.385.565.950
D. JeterSSNYY vs BAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman13610222.462.533.5381.072
K. Johnson2BNYY vs BAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman10411302.400.400.7001.100
M. Teixeira1BNYY vs BAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman10400013.400.455.400.855
M. SierraOFCWS @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes14721512.500.529.7861.315
J. MauerCMIN vs CWS
2:10PM
J. Danks532030658.377.450.434.884
J. JayOFSTL vs PHI
2:15PM
K. Kendrick12430201.333.333.6671.000
P. Alvarez3BPIT @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel14332411.214.267.7861.052
A. McCutchenOFPIT @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel17532313.294.333.7061.039
A. Hill2BARI vs SF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner17552615.294.333.8241.157
J. Pacheco3BARI vs SF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner25941613.360.385.600.985
T. TulowitzkiSSCOL vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse18641222.333.400.7221.122
A. Gonzalez1BLAD @ SD
4:10PM
E. Stults17542411.294.333.7651.098
H. RamirezSSLAD @ SD
4:10PM
E. Stults12420103.333.385.500.885
E. AybarSSLAA vs TEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish23831136.348.444.5651.010
A. Pujols1BLAA vs TEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish23622446.261.393.522.915
M. TroutOFLAA vs TEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish319546611.290.405.7101.115
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 22, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ervin SantanaATL @ WAS
1:35PM
7925748212.316.337.507.844
Kyle KendrickPHI @ STL
2:15PM
96219310513.219.265.380.645
Jon LesterBOS @ OAK
4:05PM
85174281025.200.282.312.594
Cold Batter Matchups – June 22, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. AvilesSSCLE vs DET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer22620404.273.273.364.636
L. Chisenhall3BCLE vs DET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer20521303.250.250.450.700
C. SantanaCCLE vs DET
1:05PM
M. Scherzer31310264.097.243.129.372
C. McGehee3BMIA vs NYM
1:10PM
J. Niese10210012.200.273.300.573
J. ReyesSSTOR @ CIN
1:10PM
J. Cueto18410203.222.222.278.500
J. WerthOFWAS vs ATL
1:35PM
E. Santana10211104.200.200.500.700
J. EllsburyOFNYY vs BAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman21621105.286.286.476.762
I. SuzukiOFNYY vs BAL
2:05PM
C. Tillman18200202.111.111.111.222
G. Beckham2BCWS @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes14110007.071.071.143.214
A. De AzaOFCWS @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes10221101.200.200.600.800
A. Dunn1BCWS @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes13311205.231.231.462.692
P. Konerko1BCWS @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes15300024.200.294.200.494
A. RamirezSSCWS @ MIN
2:10PM
P. Hughes14200011.143.200.143.343
K. Morales1BMIN vs CWS
2:10PM
J. Danks12220101.167.167.333.500
K. SuzukiCMIN vs CWS
2:10PM
J. Danks15110031.067.222.133.356
J. WillinghamOFMIN vs CWS
2:10PM
J. Danks12200127.167.286.167.452
M. HollidayOFSTL vs PHI
2:15PM
K. Kendrick18221303.111.111.333.444
Y. MolinaCSTL vs PHI
2:15PM
K. Kendrick17310012.176.263.235.498
I. Davis1BPIT @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel11210202.182.182.273.455
R. MartinCPIT @ CHC
2:20PM
J. Hammel15311114.200.250.400.650
A. Callaspo3BOAK vs BOS
4:05PM
J. Lester13210124.154.267.231.497
C. CrispOFOAK vs BOS
4:05PM
J. Lester13211215.154.200.385.585
N. Punto2BOAK vs BOS
4:05PM
J. Lester15300205.200.200.200.400
M. MonteroCARI vs SF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner29610207.207.233.241.475
G. ParraOFARI vs SF
4:10PM
M. Bumgarner15200225.133.235.133.369
D. StubbsOFCOL vs MIL
4:10PM
K. Lohse14200012.143.200.143.343
A. EthierOFLAD @ SD
4:10PM
E. Stults15211102.133.133.333.467
J. HamiltonOFLAA vs TEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish12310004.250.250.333.583
C. IannettaCLAA vs TEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish14200028.143.250.143.393
H. Kendrick2BLAA vs TEX
8:07PM
Y. Darvish19000027.000.095.000.095
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 22, 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 CuetoCIN vs TOR
1:10PM
6119715711.311.387.464.851
Jon NieseNYM @ MIA
1:10PM
105337210719.314.354.417.771
R.A. DickeyTOR @ CIN
1:10PM
69231047516.333.395.584.979
Eric StultsSD vs LAD
4:10PM
76281451138.368.400.6961.097

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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DraftStreet Value Picks

C - Robinson Chirinos, TEX ($5,795)
1B - Eric Hosmer, KC ($5,872)
2B - Jason Kipnis, CLE ($5,219)
SS - Derek Jeter, NYY ($5,051)
3B - Martin Prado, ARI ($5,194)
OF - Jason Heyward, ATL ($5,684)
SP - Tommy Milone, OAK ($11,945)

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