Monday Lineup Card: Red Byrd Return

Monday Lineup Card: Red Byrd Return

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

PHI (Kevin Correia - R) at NYY (Michael Pineda - R) 7:05 PM
DET (Kyle Ryan - L) at CLE (Trevor Bauer - R) 7:10 PM
TOR (Drew Hutchison - R) at TB (Matt Andriese - R) 7:10 PM
CWS (John Danks - L) at MIN (Tommy Milone - L) 8:00 PM
LAD (Clayton Kershaw - L) at CHC (Tsuyoshi Wada - L) 8:05 PM
HOU (Brett Oberholtzer - L) at LAA (Hector Santiago - L) 10:05 PM
KC (Joe Blanton - R) at SEA (Felix Hernandez - R) at 10:10 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (hamstring) – Will ask to bat eighth if he's available to play Monday.
Norichika Aoki, OF, SF (leg) – May be able to pinch-hit in Sunday night's game.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM (elbow) – Was held out of Sunday's contest after hyper-extending his elbow during Saturday's game.
R.A. Dickey, P, TOR (personal) – Will return from the bereavement list Monday and is in line to make his next start Tuesday.
Jeurys Familia, P, NYM (groin) – Missed Sunday's game, but is expected to avoid a DL-stint and return as early as Tuesday.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL (wrist) – May undergo an MRI on Monday, as he's still experiencing discomfort when he swings a bat.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (hip) – Will run the bases at full speed Monday with the intent to return Tuesday if all goes well.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (hand) – Suffered a mild left hand sprain during Sunday's game against the Brewers.
Cole Hamels, P, PHI (hamstring) – Expected to start Wednesday against the Yankees.
Tim Hudson, P, SF (general soreness) – May soon be placed on the DL to get some rest.
Adam Jones, OF, BAL (shoulder) – Was held out of Sunday's game after serving as Baltimore's DH on Friday and Saturday.
Erasmo Ramirez, P, TB (groin) – Suffered a right groin strain during Saturday's game, but is optimistic he will not miss much time.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, BOS (leg) – Said he'll return to the starting lineup Tuesday.
Blake Swihart, C, BOS (foot) – Hopes to rejoin the lineup for Tuesday's game against Baltimore.
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (illness) – Singled as a pinch-hitter Sunday against Washington and could return to the starting lineup Tuesday.

Out

Jenrry Mejia, P, NYM (suspension) – Serving an 80-game suspension.
Ervin Santana, P, MIN (suspension) – Serving an 80-game suspension.

Players on the DL

Matt Adams, 1B, STL (quadricpes) – Will be sidelined until late August and may miss the rest of the season.
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA (shoulder) – Has begun throwing on flat ground, as he's no longer suffering from inflammation in his shoulder.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX (thumb) – Hasn't been able to swing a bat.
Archie Bradley, P, ARI (shoulder) – Slated to throw a simulated game Thursday.
Matt Cain, P, SF (forearm) – May need one more rehab start.
Jarred Cosart , P, MIA (head) – Had his rehab start for Triple-A New Orleans on Tuesday postponed due to rain.
Khris Davis, OF, MIL (knee) – Will miss 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing successful knee surgery.
Delino DeShields Jr., OF, TEX (hamstring) – Expected to be sidelined for three weeks due to a hamstring strain.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (foot) – Is without a timetable to return after hitting the DL on Wednesday.
Danny Duffy, P, KC (shoulder) – Expected to start for the Royals on Wednesday.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY (knee) – Ran the bases Thursday and hopes to return before the end of June.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX (arm) – Has made several rehab appearances with Triple-A Round Rock.
Jose Fernandez, P, MIA (elbow) – Will return from the DL and start July 2 against the Giants.
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL (groin) – Will start for the Orioles Friday against Toronto.
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX (hamstring) – Has participated in full baseball activities and could begin a rehab assignment next week.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (quadriceps) – Expected to be shelved close to the All-Star break.
Ender Inciarte, OF, ARI (hamstring) – Expected to miss the minimum 15 days on the DL.
Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA (shoulder) – Fared well in Saturday's rehab start and is expected to start Thursday for Triple-A Tacoma.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU (thumb) – Expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
Lance Lynn, P, STL (forearm) – Threw a bullpen session without any issues Saturday and is expected to return towards the latter-half of the upcoming week.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN (hip) – Will undergo season-ending surgery on June 29.
Andrew Miller, P, NYY (forearm) – Will be out about a month according to Yankees' GM Brian Cashman.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL (head) – Remains without a timetable to return from the DL.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM (quadriceps) – Was expected to return Tuesday, but now that might not be the case.
Wil Myers, P, SD (wrist) – Underwent successful surgery Thursday to remove a bone spur in his left wrist.
Jake Odorizzi, P, TB (oblique) – Scheduled to throw a full bullpen session Monday.
James Paxton, P, SEA (finger) – Still experiencing discomfort in his finger and will not resume throwing until the soreness subsides.
Hunter Pence, OF, SF (wrist) – Will not swing for 5-to-7 days.
Wily Peralta, P, MIL (ribs) – is likely a bit behind his initial timetable of 4-to-6 weeks.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA (shoulder) – Injured his shoulder while landing on it awkwardly during a play at first base last week.
Aaron Sanchez, P, TOR (upper body) – Dealing with a lat strain.
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC (ankle) – Resumed throwing Sunday and is likely to return in late-June.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS (neck) – Threw a bullpen session Saturday and could return to the rotation soon.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (shoulder) – Expected to return to the lineup sometime next week.
Yordano Ventura, P, KC (hand) – Threw a bullpen session Saturday.
Jered Weaver, P, LAA (hip) – Hit the DL on Sunday due to left hip inflammation.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (wrist) – A CT scan revealed two fractures in his wrist and aiming to return August 1.
David Wright, 3B, NYM (hamstring) – Targeting a return near the All-Star break.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (foot) – Remains without a timetable to return, as he's dealing with plantar fasciitis.

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

Called Up

Cody Anderson, P, CLE
Danny Burawa, P, NYY
Oliver Drake, P, BAL
Ramon Flores, OF, NYY
Alfredo Marte, OF, LAA
Adam Morgan, P, PHI

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Scott Copeland, P, TOR
Kyle Crockett, P, CLE
Eury De La Rosa, P, SD
Jose De Paula, P, NYY
Kevin Gausman, P, BAL
Taylor Hill, P, WAS
Bryan Mitchell, P, NYY
Seth Rosin, P, PHI
Jake Smolinski, OF, OAK
Ryan Tepera, P, TOR

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

Tanner Roark, P, WAS (paternity list)

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

Mason Williams, OF, NYY
Jered Weaver, P, LAA

Claimed

Erik Kratz, C, BOS (from KC)

Designated for Assignment

None

Signed

Jarrett Grube, P, CLE
Chris Nelson, 3B, WAS

Released

None

Traded

None

Closer Watch

Atlanta Braves - With Jason Grilli unavailable Sunday, Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Mets to earn his fourth save of the season.

Cincinnati Reds - Aroldis Chapman allowed a hit and a walk Sunday, but struck out three against the Marlins to earn his 15th save of the season.

Oakland Athletics - Tyler Clippard allowed a home run Sunday, but struck out three over 1.2 innings against the Angels to earn his 12th save of the season.

Tampa Bay Rays - Kevin Jepsen took his fifth loss of the season Sunday, allowing a run a two hits in two-thirds of an inning against the Indians.

Toronto Blue Jays - Brett Cecil took his fourth loss of the season Sunday, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks against the Orioles.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – June 22, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. YoungOFNYY vs PHI
7:05PM
K. Correia4612547511.261.333.543.877
I. Kinsler2BDET @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer15521202.333.353.600.953
J. MartinezOFDET @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer11511213.455.500.7271.227
V. Martinez1BDET @ CLE
7:10PM
T. Bauer12311233.250.400.500.900
C. DenorfiaOFCHC vs LAD
8:05PM
C. Kershaw339534510.273.368.606.974
D. FowlerOFCHC vs LAD
8:05PM
C. Kershaw381630149.421.476.5261.003
B. Dozier2BMIN vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks15621422.400.471.6671.137
E. EscobarSSMIN vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks13421100.308.308.615.923
T. HunterOFMIN vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks5217641158.327.397.596.993
J. Mauer1BMIN vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks602330969.383.456.433.889
E. NunezSSMIN vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks11531301.455.4551.0001.455
C. CarterDHHOU @ LAA
10:05PM
H. Santiago10421425.400.500.8001.300
M. TroutOFLAA vs HOU
10:05PM
B. Oberholtzer10530121.500.583.8001.383
L. Morrison1BSEA vs KC
10:10PM
J. Blanton13321121.231.333.538.872
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 22, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Tommy MiloneMIN vs CWS
8:10PM
8517625418.200.236.312.548
Joe BlantonKC @ SEA
10:10PM
6413514710.203.279.315.594
Cold Batter Matchups – June 22, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
B. RyanSSNYY vs PHI
7:05PM
K. Correia10200000.200.200.200.400
E. Longoria3BTB vs TOR
7:10PM
D. Hutchison10000113.000.091.000.091
S. CastroSSCHC vs LAD
8:05PM
C. Kershaw17200105.118.118.118.235
J. HerreraSSCHC vs LAD
8:05PM
C. Kershaw12210112.167.231.250.481
M. MonteroCCHC vs LAD
8:05PM
C. Kershaw296304011.207.207.310.517
D. RossCCHC vs LAD
8:05PM
C. Kershaw11200214.182.250.182.432
T. FlowersCCWS @ MIN
8:10PM
T. Milone13221208.154.154.462.615
A. RamirezSSCWS @ MIN
8:10PM
T. Milone14100011.071.133.071.205
J. ShuckOFCWS @ MIN
8:10PM
T. Milone10100101.100.100.100.200
K. SuzukiCMIN vs CWS
8:10PM
J. Danks20320131.150.250.250.500
E. AybarSSLAA vs HOU
10:05PM
B. Oberholtzer11200000.182.182.182.364
A. EscobarSSKC @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez12300203.250.250.250.500
A. GordonOFKC @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez20420348.200.333.300.633
O. Infante2BKC @ SEA
10:10PM
F. Hernandez11000101.000.154.000.154
R. Cano2BSEA vs KC
10:10PM
J. Blanton10200110.200.273.200.473
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 22, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Trevor BauerCLE vs DET
7:10PM
78238410513.295.353.503.856
John DanksCWS @ MIN
8:10PM
19364198341725.332.393.515.907
Recommended Pickup

Marlon Byrd, OF, CIN - Byrd's season looked to be on hold for possibly two months when he suffered a fractured right wrist after getting hit by a pitch on June 2. He made a much faster-than-expected recovery and kicked off a two-game rehab stint with Double-A Pensacola on Wednesday. Before getting hurt, Byrd was hitting .212 with 10 homers and 25 RBI in his first 47 games of the season. Byrd was activated on Friday and has slid back into his role as the starting left fielder while also hitting in the middle of the Reds' order. He naturally punctuated his return to the lineup Saturday with a home run.

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DraftKings Value Picks

SP - Tommy Milone, MIN (6,000)
C - Chris Iannetta, LAA ($3,300)
1B - Justin Smoak, TB ($2,900)
2B - Johnny Giavotella, TB ($2,900)
3B - Alex Guerrero, LAD ($3,000)
SS - Stephen Drew, NYY ($3,200)
OF - Ryan Raburn, CLE ($2,800)

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