Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday

Monday Lineup Card: Santana Sharp in Return Sunday

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

CIN (Anthony DeSclafani - R) at WAS (Doug Fister - R) 7:05 PM
SD (James Shields - R) at PIT (A.J. Burnett - R) 7:05 PM
HOU (Dallas Keuchel - L) at CLE (Carlos Carrasco - R) 7:10 PM
STL (John Lackey - R) at CHC (Jon Lester - L) 8:00 PM
TOR (Mark Buehrle - L) at CWS (Chris Sale - L) 8:10 PM
TB (Alex Colome - R) at KC (Edinson Volquez - R) 8:10 PM
ATL (Matt Wisler - R) at MIL (Kyle Lohse - R) 8:10 PM
BAL (Wei-Yin Chen - L) at MIN (Phil Hughes - R) 8:10 PM
DET (Alfredo Simon - R) at SEA (Hisashi Iwakuma - R) 10:10 PM
PHI (Sean O'Sullivan - R) at LAD (Carlos Frias - R) 10:10 PM
NYM (Jon Niese - L) at SF (Chris Heston - R) 10:15 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Manny Banuelos, P, ATL (illness) – Left Thursday's game due to cramping and dehydration.
Santiago Casilla, P, SF (general soreness) – Will not be used for a few days according to manager Bruce Bochy.
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (wrist) – Exited Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch and was held out of Sunday's lineup as a precaution.
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, LAD (hand) – Exited Sunday's game with a right hand contusion, but declined x-rays and thinks he'll play Monday.
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX (groin) – Missed his second straight game Sunday due to a groin strain.
Starling Marte, OF, PIT (oblique) – Left Sunday's game after appearing to tweak a muscle during an at-bat.
Steven Matz, P, NYM (arm) – Felt tightness in his left lat/arm during his first start but didn't notice it during Sunday's start against the Dodgers.
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, SD (ankle) – Missed his third straight game Sunday.
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC (personal) – Exited Sunday's game due to a family emergency.
Steven Souza, OF, TB (hand) – Will visit a specialist Monday and appears unlikely to play in the series opener against Kansas City.
Luis Valbuena, 3B, HOU (toe) – Has been bothered by soreness recently in his big toe, but didn't miss any games this weekend.

Out

Jenrry Mejia, P, NYM (suspension) – Eligible to return July 7 and expects to be activated by the Mets on that date.

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) – Threw a bullpen session Saturday and is working his way back from his second DL stint this season.
Norichika Aoki, OF, SF (leg) – Dealing with a fractured fibula.
Archie Bradley, P, ARI (shoulder) – Hopes to resume baseball activities in 10 days or so.
Byron Buxton, OF, MIN (thumb) – Expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a left thumb sprain.
Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET (calf) – Has a Grade 3 calf strain and will be sidelined for six weeks.
Travis d'Arnaud, C, NYM (elbow) – Will likely be sidelined until after the All-Star break.
Khris Davis, OF, MIL (knee) – Expected to rejoin the Brewers during their upcoming three-game homestand.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (foot) – Will return at some point this season, but his timetable remains unclear.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY (knee) – Hopes to return soon after the All-Star break.
Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL (wrist) – Started a new treatment and will not be back before the All-Star break.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (quadriceps) – Will travel with the Cardinals next week and could make his return before the All-Star break.
Ender Inciarte, OF, ARI (hamstring) – Expected to miss more than the minimum 15 days on the DL.
Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA (shoulder) – Will rejoin the Mariners and start Monday against Detroit.
Tim Lincecum, P, SF (forearm) – Suffered a forearm contusion.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU (thumb) – Expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
Andrew Miller, P, NYY (forearm) – Will begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL (head) – Remains without a timetable to return from the DL.
Wil Myers, P, SD (wrist) – Hopes to return in 4-to-6 weeks.
Jake Odorizzi, P, TB (oblique) – Will make one more rehab start before returning to the Rays' rotation against the Astros.
James Paxton, P, SEA (finger) – Played catch at Safeco Field on Friday.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (hamstring) – Has increased ground-based activities.
Hunter Pence, OF, SF (wrist) – Took batting practice Sunday but is unlikely to return to the Giants before the All-Star break.
Wily Peralta, P, MIL (ribs) – Hopes to go on a rehab assignment in the next couple weeks after throwing a successful bullpen recently.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA (shoulder) – Took some groundballs Wednesday, but felt continued discomfort in his sprained right shoulder.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, WAS (quadriceps) – Took batting practice Tuessday.
Aaron Sanchez, P, TOR (upper body) – Threw off a mound Wednesday.
George Springer, OF, HOU (wrist) – Expected to miss at least six weeks.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (wrist) – Will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS (oblique) – Without a timetable to return after hitting the DL Sunday due to a strained oblique.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (ankle) – Hopes to return to the Phillies before the end of the month.
Yordano Ventura, P, KC (hand) – Ready to rejoin the Royals.
Jered Weaver, P, LAA (hip) – Threw a full bullpen session Wednesday but doesn't expect to return until after the All-Star break.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (wrist) – Swung a fungo bat on Saturday.
David Wright, 3B, NYM (hamstring) – Hopes to resume limited baseball activities next week.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (foot) – Felt discomfort while running during Wednesday's workout.

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

Called Up

Tim Cooney, P, STL
Daniel Coulombe, P, LAD
Taylor Jordan, P, WAS

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Hanser Alberto, SS, TEX
Jarred Cosart, P, MIA
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL
Nate Freiman, 1B, OAK
Marcell Ozuna, OF, MIA
Todd Redmond, P, TOR
Domingo Santana, OF, HOU
Josh Smith, P, CIN
Matt Szczur, OF, CHC
Drew VerHagen, P, DET

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

Delino DeShields Jr., OF, TEX
Jake Marisnick, OF, HOU
Mike Morse, OF, MIA
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL (60-day DL)
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC

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

Carlos Frias, P, LAD
Jaime Garcia, P, STL
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS

Claimed

Travis Ishikawa, 1B, PIT (from SF)

Designated for Assignment

None

Signed

Ben Rowen, P, CHC

Released

None

Traded

Chris Oliver, P, ARI (from PHI)

Closer Watch

Boston Red Sox - Koji Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Astros to earn his 19th save of the season.

Chicago Cubs - Jason Motte pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the Marlins to earn his fourth save of the season.

Colorado Rockies - John Axford allowed two hits during the ninth inning Sunday, but held the Diamondbacks scoreless to earn his 14th save of the season.

Kansas City Royals - Greg Holland earned his second win of the season Sunday against the Twins.

New York Mets - Logan Verrett pitched three scoreless innings Sunday in the Mets' 8-0 win over the Dodgers to earn his first career save.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Mark Melancon pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday against the Indians to earn his MLB-leading 27th save of the season.

Seattle Mariners - Fernando Rodney allowed a hit and a walk during the ninth inning Sunday against the A's, but preserved a 2-1 win for the Mariners to earn his 16th save of the season.

St. Louis Cardinals - With Trevor Rosenthal unavailable Sunday, Kevin Siegrist pitched a perfect ninth inning against the Padres to earn his fourth save of the season.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – July 6, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. Amarista2BSD @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett18631222.333.429.6111.040
J. UptonOFSD @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett16842425.500.5561.0001.556
M. Upton Jr.OFSD @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett5412437817.222.323.407.730
W. VenableOFSD @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett22932505.409.391.7271.119
J. HeywardOFSTL @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Lester15851102.533.5331.0001.533
J. PeraltaSSSTL @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Lester31843559.258.361.581.942
K. Johnson3BATL @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse17531402.294.294.588.882
M. CabreraOFCWS vs TOR
8:10PM
M. Buehrle301762702.567.567.9001.467
A. LaRoche1BCWS vs TOR
8:10PM
M. Buehrle16642202.375.375.8751.250
Y. CespedesOFDET @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma241083606.417.4171.0001.417
I. Kinsler2BDET @ SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma23943325.391.462.8261.288
B. PoseyCSF vs NYM
10:15PM
J. Niese22831313.364.391.591.982
Hot Pitcher Matchups – July 6, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Dallas KeuchelHOU @ CLE
7:10PM
6414114415.219.265.273.538
Kyle LohseMIL vs ATL
8:10PM
9819517317.194.244.265.509
Phil HughesMIN vs BAL
8:10PM
1854115620639.222.250.373.623
Cold Batter Matchups – July 6, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Johnson3BATL @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse19200114.105.150.105.255
J. Uribe3BATL @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse24400204.167.222.167.389
J. HardySSBAL @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes27521303.185.185.333.519
A. JonesOFBAL @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes48842708.167.167.333.500
M. WietersCBAL @ MIN
8:10PM
P. Hughes35711419.200.243.286.529
G. SotoCCWS vs TOR
8:10PM
M. Buehrle23310029.130.200.174.374
J. Loney1BTB @ KC
8:10PM
E. Volquez15210323.133.235.200.435
Cold Pitcher Matchups – July 6, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jon LesterCHC vs STL
8:05PM
10532155141220.305.387.533.920
Mark BuehrleTOR @ CWS
8:10PM
1113914411316.351.368.538.907
Hisashi IwakumaSEA vs DET
10:10PM
932815813728.301.355.630.986
Recommended Pickup

Ervin Santana, P, MIN - Activated from the Restricted List, Santana made his season debut Sunday against the Royals, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts over eight strong innings. A veteran of the AL, he spent 2014 with the Braves in his first season in the NL, where he posted a 3.95 ERA (3.46 FIP) with 179 strikeouts and 63 walks over 196 innings. Considering the ballpark and his experience, Big Erv should hold value in all formats. This coming week he gets the Tigers at home.

Other Recent Recommendations:Miguel Sano, Alejandro De Aza, Cesar Hernandez, Mitch Moreland, Kendall Graveman and Michael Taylor.

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SP - Doug Fister, WAS (5,900)
C - Yan Gomes, CLE ($3,300)
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2B - Daniel Murphy, NYM ($3,300)
3B - Jace Peterson, ATL ($3,300)
SS - Jordy Mercer, PIT ($3,000)
OF - Preston Tucker, HOU ($3,000)

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