Monday Lineup Card: Gyorko Going Gone

Monday Lineup Card: Gyorko Going Gone

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

SF (Tim Hudson - R) at NYM (Dillon Gee - R) 12:10 PM
DET (Max Scherzer - R) at NYY (Brandon McCarthy - R) 7:00 PM
CIN (Alfredo Simon - R) at CLE (Corey Kluber - R) 7:05 PM
BAL (Kevin Gausman - R) at WAS (Tanner Roark - R) 7:05 PM
TEX (Nick Martinez - R) at CWS (Hector Noesi - R) 8:10 PM
TB (Alex Cobb - R) at OAK (Jeff Samardzija - R) 10:05 PM
LAA (Garrett Richards - R) at LAD (Zack Greinke - R) 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Domonic Brown, OF, PHI (illness) – Missed his fifth straight start Sunday with strep throat.
Allen Craig, 1B, BOS (ankle) – Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (neck) – Hit in the batting cage prior to Sunday's game and may be closing in on a return.
Chris Dickerson, OF, CLE (knee) – Didn't start Sunday but doubled, walked and scored a run as a pinch-hitter late in the game.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (knee) – Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Matt Garza, P, MIL (oblique) – Was removed from Sunday's start after six innings due to a tweaked oblique muscle.
Scooter Gennett, 2B, MIL (quadriceps) – Didn't start Sunday.
Yan Gomes, C, CLE (neck) – Was held out of Sunday's lineup due to a stiff neck.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (ankle) – Missed his second straight start Sunday due to ankle soreness, but the Rockies are holding out hope he'll avoid a DL stint.
John Jay, OF, STL (wrist) – Missed his fifth straight start Sunday.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT (oblique) – Left Sunday's game with an apparent left oblique injury. X-rays were negative.
Jimmy Nelson, P, MIL (finger) – Expected to start Tuesday against San Francisco.
Jean Segura, SS, MIL (quadriceps) – Was held out of Sunday's lineup with a stiff quad.
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (wrist) – Exited Sunday's game with wrist soreness.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (back) – Missed his second straight start Sunday.

Players on the DL

Willie Bloomquist, SS, SEA (knee) – Expected to return from the DL Aug. 8.
Michael Bourn, OF, CLE (hamstring) – Ran the bases prior to Saturday's game and could head out on a rehab assignment soon.
Matt Cain, P, SF (elbow) – Expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Andrew Cashner, P, SD (shoulder) – Will begin a rehab assignment Friday.
Gerrit Cole, P, PIT (back) – Was scratched from his scheduled start for Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday so he could refine some things in a bullpen session.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, TOR (quadricpes) – Expected to go out on a rehab assignment in the coming days.
Dexter Fowler, OF, HOU (back) – Will likely require a rehab assignment in the minors before returning in mid-to-late August at the earliest.
Kyuji Fujikawa, P, CHC (elbow) – Will make his seventh rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa on Monday.
Avisail Garcia, OF, CWS (shoulder) – Suffered a bruised triceps hit on the elbow by a pitch Sunday in a rehab game with Triple-A Charlotte.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, ARI (hand) – Expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Eric Hosmer, 1B, KC (hand) – Expected to avoid surgery, but could miss up to six weeks.
Ubaldo Jimenez, P, BAL (ankle) – Made his final rehab start Sunday for Triple-A Norfolk.
Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (finger) – Will begin a rehab assignment Friday at High-A Dunedin.
Cliff Lee, P, PHI (elbow) – Expected to miss the remainder of the season.
Adam Lind, 1B, TOR (foot) – On pace to begin a rehab stint next week.
Matt Lindstrom, P, CWS (ankle) – Allowed a run during a rehab appearance with Triple-A Charlotte on Friday.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (concussion) – On a Triple-A rehab assignment, expected to rejoin Pittsburgh's starting lineup Wednesday.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN (oblique) – Will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Ricky Nolasco, P, MIN (elbow) – Will begin a rehab assignment Tuesday with Low-A Cedar Rapids.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (back) – Began a rehab assignment Sunday at Triple-A Fresno.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (back) – Made a rehab start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Sunday.
Tyler Skaggs, P, LAA (forearm) – Hoping to avoid surgery and return to the Angels in four weeks.
George Springer, OF, HOU (knee) – Will begin a rehab assignment Monday with Low-A Quad Cities.
Masahiro Tanaka, P, NYY (elbow) – Scheduled to play catch Monday.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, COL (thigh) – Expected to return by mid-August.
Joey Votto, 1B, CIN (quadriceps) – Expected to return in September.

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

Called Up

Cam Bedrosian, P, LAA
Nate Freiman, 1B, OAK
Hector Neris, P, PHI
Fernando Salas, P, LAA
Domingo Santana, OF, HOU
Steven Wright, P, BOS

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Phillippe Aumont, P, PHI
Cole Gillespie, OF, TOR
Donnie Joseph, P, MIA
Zach McAllister, P, CLE
Brent Morel, 3B, PIT
Nick Noonan, 2B, SF
Michael Roth, P, LAA
Ryan Webb, P, BAL
Alex Wilson, P, BOS

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

None

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Jesus Guzman, 1B, HOU (back)
Alexi Ogando, P, TEX (transferred to the 60-day DL)
Nick Punto, 2B, OAK (hamstring)
Joe Thatcher, P, LAA (ankle)

Designated for Assignment

Dean Anna, SS, PIT

Signed

Jayson Nix, 2B, PIT

Released

Erik Bedard, P, TB
Juan Carlos Oviedo, P, TB

Traded

Blake Tekotte, OF, ARI (from CWS)

Claimed

Mike Carp, 1B, TEX
Jordan Schafer, OF, MIN

Closer Watch

Pittsburgh Pirates - Mark Melancon took his third loss of the season on Sunday after allowing a run on one hit and a walk against Arizona, however his job as the Pirates' closer is not in jeopardy, as it was the first run he's allowed in a game since July 5.

Texas Rangers - Neftali Feliz served up a two-run homer in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against the Indians to blow his first save of the season.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
B. AbreuOFNYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson12410361.333.600.4171.017
L. DudaOFNYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson281131422.393.485.5711.056
D. Wright3BNYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson8019538710.238.315.375.690
M. Cabrera3BDET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy13420133.308.438.462.899
T. HunterOFDET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy16841213.500.529.8751.404
V. MartinezDHDET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy21751234.333.417.6671.083
J. LowrieSSOAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb10410112.400.455.500.955
E. AybarSSLAA @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke19850222.421.478.6841.162
A. Pujols1BLAA @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke20740132.350.417.550.967
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Alex CobbTB @ OAK
10:05PM
8412302618.143.200.193.393
Cold Batter Matchups – August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
E. Young Jr.OFNYM vs SF
12:10PM
T. Hudson10000001.000.000.000.000
M. MorseOFSF @ NYM
12:10PM
D. Gee10210102.200.273.300.573
H. PenceOFSF @ NYM
12:10PM
D. Gee16200035.125.263.125.388
A. AvilaCDET @ NYY
7:05PM
B. McCarthy11200002.182.182.182.364
S. DrewSSNYY vs DET
7:05PM
M. Scherzer11210114.182.250.273.523
A. Callaspo3BOAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb11000011.000.083.000.083
J. Donaldson3BOAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb10200031.200.385.200.585
J. JasoCOAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb10210011.200.273.300.573
B. Moss1BOAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb12200106.167.167.167.333
J. ReddickOFOAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb12000005.000.000.000.000
E. SogardSSOAK vs TB
10:05PM
A. Cobb11100001.091.091.091.182
J. HamiltonOFLAA @ LAD
10:10PM
Z. Greinke22100119.045.087.045.132
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 4, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Brandon McCarthyNYY vs DET
7:05PM
983116271119.316.385.529.914

Recommended Pickup

Jedd Gyorko, 2B, SD - Gyorko put his miserable start to the season behind him, going 8-for-21 (.381) with two doubles, two home runs, seven RBI and four runs scored in six games with the Padres since he was activated from the DL on July 28. He received a day off Sunday for rest, but he's well past the plantar fasciitis issue in his left foot and should be in San Diego's lineup most days as the team's regular second baseman. Fantasy owners who are looking for a cheap power source can do a lot worse than Gyorko, who is still widely available in CBS (45 percent) and Yahoo! (54 percent) leagues.

Other Recent Recommendations:Stephen Vogt, Anthony Gose, J.P. Arencibia, Jorge De La Rosa, and Brett Anderson

DraftKings Value Picks

SP - Alex Cobb, TB ($8,100)
C - J.P. Arencibia, TEX ($3,700)
1B - James Loney, TB ($3,500)
2B - Gordon Beckham, CWS ($3,600)
3B - Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE ($3,600)
SS - Elvis Andrus, TEX ($4,100)
OF - Kole Calhoun, LAA ($4,000)

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