Tuesday Lineup Card: The Wright Stuff

Tuesday Lineup Card: The Wright Stuff

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

HOU (Dallas Keuchel - L) at NYY (Ivan Nova - R) 7:05 PM
SD (James Shields - R) at WAS (Stephen Strasburg - R) 7:05 PM
NYM (Noah Syndergaard - R) at PHI (Jerome Williams - R) 7:05 PM
LAA (Jered Weaver - R) at DET (Alfredo Simon - R) 7:08 PM
MIL (Wily Peralta - R) at CLE (Josh Tomlin - R) 7:10 PM
COL (Chad Bettis - R) at ATL (Mike Foltynewicz - R) 7:10 PM
LAD (Alex Wood - L) at CIN (John Lamb - L) 7:10 PM
PIT (Charlie Morton - R) at MIA (Brad Hand - L) 7:10 PM
MIN (Ervin Santana - R) at TB (Nathan Karns - R) 7:10 PM
TOR (Mark Buehrle - L) at TEX (Derek Holland - L) 8:05 PM
BOS (Wade Miley - L) at CWS (Jose Quintana - L) 8:10 PM
BAL (Miguel Gonzalez - R) at KC (Danny Duffy - L) 8:10 PM
STL (Jaime Garcia - L) at ARI (Robbie Ray - L) 9:40 PM
OAK (Jesse Chavez - R) at SEA (Mike Montgomery - L) 10:10 PM
CHC (Jake Arrieta - R) at SF (Matt Cain - R) 10:15 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Greg Holland, P, KC (arm) – Dealing with a "cranky" arm and not be available Monday night.
Yunel Escobar, SS, WAS (neck) – Missed his second straight start Sunday.
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (knee) – Exited Monday's game against Atlanta with a sore knee.
Russell Martin, C, TOR (hamstring) – Dealing with a sore left hamstring.
Derek Norris, C, SD (wrist) – Expected to rejoin the Padres' lineup on Tuesday.
Addison Russell, SS, CHC (groin) – Missed Monday's game against Cleveland.
Andrelton Simmons, SS, ATL (knee) – Missed his second straight start Monday.
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (leg) – Missed his seventh straight start Monday.

Out

None

Players on the DL

Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (ribs) – Has been working out in a pool but has not been cleared to swing a bat.
Lucas Duda, 1B, NYM (back) – Dealing with back issues.
Jose Fernandez, P, MIA (biceps) – Is confident he'll return this season, but remains out with a strained biceps.
Maikel Franco, 3B, PHI (wrist) – There's a possibility he could return before the end of the season.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC (groin) – Began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Omaha on Sunday.
Randal Grichuk, OF, STL (elbow) – Is two or three weeks away from returning to the Cardinals.
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN (shoulder) – Expected to miss only the minimum 15 days on the DL.
Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN (hamstring) – Expected to miss only the minimum 15 days on the DL.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (quadriceps) – Is likely to return this season.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAD (leg) – Expected to return in early September and will be the Dodgers' everyday second baseman upon his return.
Steven Matz, P, NYM (side) – Will make his next minor league rehab start on Wednesday.
Joe Panik, 2B, SF (back) – Began hitting off a tee Sunday.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (hamstring) – Not expected to return until September 10 at the earliest.
Hunter Pence, OF, SF (oblique) – Expected to miss only a couple of weeks.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (shoulder) – Expected to start Wednesday at Houston.
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC (oblique) – Dealing with a left oblique strain, which could sideline him for the rest of the season.
Steven Souza, OF, TB (hand) – Aiming to rejoin the Rays by mid-September.
Denard Span, OF, WAS (back) – Expected to be activated from the DL on Tuesday.
George Springer, OF, HOU (wrist) – Expected to take batting practice Monday.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (wrist) – Still has minor discomfort but hopes to rejoin the Marlins before September 1.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (shoulder) – Unlikely to rejoin the Blue Jays' until at least early September.
Christian Yelich, OF, MIA (knee) – Dealing with a right knee contusion.

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

Called Up

Christian Bethancourt, C, ATL
Chad Bettis, P, COL
Chris Capuano, P, NYY
Jhoulys Chacin, P, ARI
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC
Sugar Ray Marimon, P, ATL
Max Muncy, 1B, OAK
Jorge Rondon, P, BAL
Zac Rosscup, P, CHC

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Dario Alvarez, P, NYM
Archie Bradley, P, ARI
Yimi Garcia, P, LAD
Zack Godley, P, ARI
David Hale, P, COL
Eury Perez, OF, ATL

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

Archie Bradley, P, ARI
Steve Pearce, OF, BAL
David Wright, 3B, NYM (60-day DL)

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

Kendall Graveman, P, OAK
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL
Jack Leathersich, P, NYM
Jason Motte, P, CHC
CC Sabathia, P, NYY
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC

Claimed

None

Designated for Assignment

David Aardsma, P, ATL
Danny Dorn, 1B, ARI
Nolan Reimold, OF, BAL

Signed

Quintin Berry, OF, CHC
Drew Stubbs, OF, TEX

Released

Gerald Laird, C, ARI

Traded

None

Closer Watch

Atlanta Braves - Arodys Vizcaino pitched a scoreless ninth inning Monday against the Rockies to earn his fourth save of the season.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – August 25, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Headley3BNYY vs HOU
7:05PM
D. Keuchel10321304.300.300.7001.000
C. YoungOFNYY vs HOU
7:05PM
D. Keuchel17630211.353.389.588.977
A. Amarista2BSD @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg10311212.300.364.600.964
J. UptonOFSD @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg29922527.310.375.517.892
M. Cabrera1BDET vs LAA
7:08PM
J. Weaver26851543.308.400.577.977
I. Kinsler2BDET vs LAA
7:08PM
J. Weaver8820831169.227.277.386.663
D. MurphyOFLAA @ DET
7:08PM
A. Simon11410121.364.500.455.955
J. JasoCTB vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana21821634.381.458.5711.030
E. Longoria3BTB vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana15622312.400.444.8001.244
G. SizemoreOFTB vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana28951355.321.424.6431.067
S. ChooOFTEX vs TOR
8:05PM
M. Buehrle391531227.385.429.538.967
J. Donaldson3BTOR @ TEX
8:05PM
D. Holland18642321.333.400.7781.178
E. Encarnacion1BTOR @ TEX
8:05PM
D. Holland12421100.333.333.6671.000
R. Cano2BSEA vs OAK
10:10PM
J. Chavez16710213.438.444.500.944
N. CruzOFSEA vs OAK
10:10PM
J. Chavez11532604.455.4551.0911.545
K. Seager3BSEA vs OAK
10:10PM
J. Chavez14321333.214.389.500.889
C. DenorfiaOFCHC @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain13520012.385.429.6151.044
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 25, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Stephen StrasburgWAS vs SD
7:05PM
105249614536.229.275.433.708
Derek HollandTEX vs TOR
8:05PM
1162611412821.224.272.387.658
Miguel GonzalezBAL @ KC
8:10PM
80175210412.212.259.324.583
Matt CainSF vs CHC
10:15PM
17637114193345.210.349.332.681
Cold Batter Matchups – August 25, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. GrandersonOFNYM @ PHI
7:05PM
J. Williams13211312.154.214.385.599
C. BarmesSSSD @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg11211204.182.182.455.636
Y. EscobarSSWAS vs SD
7:05PM
J. Shields29610103.207.233.241.475
A. AvilaCDET vs LAA
7:08PM
J. Weaver12100004.083.083.083.167
M. Prado3BMIA vs PIT
7:10PM
C. Morton16310112.188.235.250.485
A. CabreraSSTB vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana40841936.200.267.375.642
D. NavaOFTB vs MIN
7:10PM
E. Santana11200114.182.308.182.490
E. AndrusSSTEX vs TOR
8:05PM
M. Buehrle24420033.167.259.292.551
J. BautistaOFTOR @ TEX
8:05PM
D. Holland17310216.176.222.235.458
C. PenningtonSSTOR @ TEX
8:05PM
D. Holland19300114.158.200.158.358
B. Zobrist2BKC vs BAL
8:10PM
M. Gonzalez27531335.185.267.370.637
B. MillerSSSEA vs OAK
10:10PM
J. Chavez13210011.154.214.231.445
D. FowlerOFCHC @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain2552001111.200.474.320.794
J. HerreraSSCHC @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain23200212.087.120.087.207
M. MonteroCCHC @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain55113291115.200.343.327.671
A. Rizzo1BCHC @ SF
10:15PM
M. Cain18200248.111.273.111.384
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 25, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ervin SantanaMIN @ TB
7:10PM
14140166251526.284.361.505.865
Recommended Pickup

David Wright, 3B, NYM - Wright, out since mid-April – first with a hamstring injury and then with spinal stenosis – joined the Mets in Philadelphia on Monday and hit a solo home run in his first at-bat. The veteran third baseman will reportedly be a part-time player, however, sharing time at the hot corner with Juan Uribe. Wright, who altered his batting stance to take pressure off his back, will presumably draw most starts against lefties due to his favorable splits against them.

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SS - Francisco Lindor, CLE ($3,700)
OF - Byron Buxton, MIN ($2,300)

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