Friday Lineup Card: Check In On Stauffer

Friday Lineup Card: Check In On Stauffer

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Friday's Starters

Padres (Clayton Richard – L) at Phillies (Vance Worley – R), 7:05
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Orioles (Dana Eveland – L), 7:05
Astros (Bud Norris – R) at Pirates (James McDonald – R), 7:05
Mariners (Felix Hernandez – R) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 7:05
Nationals (Gio Gonzalez – L) at Reds (Mike Leake – R), 7:10
Indians (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Red Sox (Clay Buchholz – R), 7:10
Mets (Johan Santana – L) at Marlins (Mark Buehrle – L), 7:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Rangers (Yu Darvish – R), 8:05
Cubs (Matt Garza – R) at Brewers (Randy Wolf – L), 8:10
Royals (Felipe Paulino – R) at White Sox (Gavin Floyd – R), 8:10
Blue Jays (Kyle Drabek – R) at Twins (Nick Blackburn – R), 8:10
Braves (Mike Minor – L) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L), 8:15
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin – L), 9:40
Tigers (Rick Porcello – R) at Athletics (Tom Milone – L), 10:05
Rockies (Jamie Moyer – L) at Dodgers (Chris Capuano – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None



Dan Haren, SP, LAA (back) – Bothered by stiffness last time out, but expected to make next start
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (hand) – Could be back in Friday
Mike Moustakas, 3B, KC (hamstring) – Scratched Wednesday, expected back Friday
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (hand) – Doesn't seem serious
Yadier Molina, C, STL (hand) – Just a bruise; should be in Friday
Joel Hanrahan, RP, PIT (personal) – On bereavement; out a few days
Brandon McCarthy, SP, OAK (shoulder) – Felt good after Thursday bullpen; should start Saturday
Jason Hammel, SP, BAL (knee) – Tentatively slated to start Monday or Tuesday
Chris Iannetta, C, LAA (wrist) – Out 6-8 weeks due to surgery; DL soon
Ryan Vogelsong, SP, SF (back) – Expected to make his next start Monday
Kyle Lohse, SP, STL (hamstring) – Removed Wednesday with strain
Alexi Casilla, SS, Min (shoulder) – Out Thursday for second straight
Ty Wigginton, 3B, PHI (upper body) – Has missed a couple in a row, but should avoid DL
Laynce Nix, OF, PHI (calf) – Likely headed to DL
Chad Qualls, RP, PHI (knee) – Wearing a brace; DL likely

Disabled List

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, BOS (shoulder) – Doing weight-bearing exercises; still a while away
Mariano Rivera, RP, NYY (knee) – Expects to have ACL surgery in next few weeks
Kevin Youkilis, 3B, BOS (back) – "Much better," could be on the road to returning
Dan Hudson, SP, AZ (shoulder) – Will throw from a mound again Friday; late-May return possible
Chris Young, OF, AZ (shoulder) – Getting close to rehab assignment
Justin Morneau, 1B, MIN (wrist) – Plans to swing a bat Saturday after cortisone shot
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS (elbow) – Still two weeks from throwing; wrist ready to go, though
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (knee) – Taking BP, but yet to do infield work
Tim Stauffer, SP, SD (triceps) – Had good final rehab outing; back early next week
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY (elbow) – Out 15-25 more days after bad MRI news
Stephen Drew, SS, AZ (ankle) – Playing in extended spring training games
Brad Lidge, RP, WAS (hernia) – May make rehab appearance by end of May
Drew Storen, RP, WAS (elbow) – Could begin a throwing program by end of week
Juan Rivera, OF, LAD (hamstring) – Significant hamstring injury – out at least two weeks
Ryan Kalish, OF, BOS (shoulder) – At least a month away from returning to Triple-A action
Daisuke Matsuzaka, SP, BOS (elbow) – Likely to pitch again Saturday in Triple-A
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (ear infection) – Still not doing baseball activities
Zach Britton, SP, BAL (shoulder) – Ramping up velocity in extended ST
Endy Chavez, OF, BAL (ribs) – No structural damage (intercostals strain), but placed on DL
Joe Wieland, SP, SD (elbow) – Placed on DL with injury, but doesn't seem serious
Kyle Weiland, SP, HOU (shoulder) – Out through late July at least following surgery
Jesse Crain, RP, CHW (oblique) – Should be back Monday
Brandon Allen, 1B, TB (quad) – DLed; should miss the minimum
Michael Stutes, RP, PHI (shoulder) – Won't throw for 2-3 weeks yet
Geoff Blum, 3B, AZ (oblique) – Not yet cleared for baseball activities


Placed on DL

Brandon Allen, 1B, TB (quad)
Endy Chavez, OF, BAL (ribs)
Juan Rivera, OF, LAD (hamstring)

Optioned to Triple-A

Danny Valencia, 3B, MIN
Matt Maloney, RP, MIN (DFA)
Joe Savery, RP, PHI
Clayton Mortensen, RP, BOS
Justin Thomas, RP, BOS (DFA)

Called Up

P.J. Walters, SP, MIN
Darin Mastroianni, OF, MIN
Daniel McCutchen, RP, PIT
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD
Tommy Hunter, SP, BAL


Vladimir Guerrero, DH, TOR
Tommy Manzella, SS, MIL

Closer Watch

Yankees – Rafael Soriano served as the closer Thursday after David Robertson's Tuesday and Wednesday outings (an edge-of-your-seat save and a blown save) didn't go all that well. Soriano finished it off, but did allow a run. This situation remains fluid in the absence of Mariano Rivera.

Marlins – Heath Bell put up a scoreless inning on Wednesday, but Ozzie Guillen said he's going to need to see more consistency from him before reinserting him into the closer's role. Steve Cishek is probably still the best play here until that happens, though Edward Mujica may get his chances as well.

Pirates -- With Joel Hanrahan bereaved, Juan Cruz gets to close games for a couple days.


Jayson Nix - 2BNYY vs SEA
5/11 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez5-10.50001114.600.5831.183
Nick Swisher - OFNYY vs SEA
5/11 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez8-34.23545557.618.333.951
Mark Teixeira - 1BNYY vs SEA
5/11 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez14-47.298376311.574.333.907
Garrett Jones - 1BPIT vs HOU
5/11 7:05 PM
Bud Norris4-14.28613324.643.3751.018
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT vs HOU
5/11 7:05 PM
Bud Norris5-16.31303213.563.353.916
Adrian Beltre - 3BTEX vs LAA
5/11 8:05 PM
C.J. Wilson7-19.36814324.684.4291.113
Jeff Baker - 1BCHC @ MIL
5/11 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf7-16.43812403.688.4381.126
Geovany Soto - CCHC @ MIL
5/11 8:10 PM
Randy Wolf7-22.31834814.773.3481.121
Alex Gordon - OFKC @ CWS
5/11 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd5-15.33323412.800.3751.175
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Johan SantanaNYM @ MIA
5/11 7:10 PM
Marlins Batters23-115.200037429.234.231.465



Curtis Granderson - OFNYY vs SEA
5/11 7:05 PM
Felix Hernandez11-34.324131113.471.343.814
Placido Polanco - 3BPHI vs SD
5/11 7:05 PM
Clayton Richard2-13.15400011.154.214.368
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BBOS vs CLE
5/11 7:10 PM
Ubaldo Jimenez4-26.154225611.385.313.698
Emilio Bonifacio - OFMIA vs NYM
5/11 7:10 PM
Johan Santana1-12.08300003.083.083.166
Omar Infante - 2BMIA vs NYM
5/11 7:10 PM
Johan Santana8-39.20500319.205.238.443
Austin Kearns - OFMIA vs NYM
5/11 7:10 PM
Johan Santana2-15.13301003.200.133.333
Hanley Ramirez - SSMIA vs NYM
5/11 7:10 PM
Johan Santana3-21.14300027.143.217.360
Mitchell Maier - OFKC @ CWS
5/11 8:10 PM
Gavin Floyd2-10.20000201.200.182.382
Ben Francisco - OFTOR @ MIN
5/11 8:10 PM
Nick Blackburn1-12.08300000.083.083.166
Mark Ellis - 2BLAD vs COL
5/11 10:10 PM
Jamie Moyer3-15.20013301.533.294.827
Juan Uribe - 3BLAD vs COL
5/11 10:10 PM
Jamie Moyer2-17.11811114.294.167.461
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Gavin FloydCWS vs KC
5/11 8:10 PM
Royals Batters24-73.329341436.465.353.818

Recommended Pickup

Tim Stauffer, SP, SD – Stauffer is just 18% owned in Yahoo! leagues, 38% in ESPN and 34% in CBS, which means he's probably available in your league in advance of his upcoming return next week. With a 3.73 ERA and 1.25 WHIP last year – 2.57 and 1.13 at Petco Park – Stauffer is worth owning in deeper formats. You'll have to start him selectively – meaning mostly at home – but the one-time fourth overall pick can deliver results if used as such.

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Draft Street Lineup

C: Buster Posey, SF ($5,847)
1B: Adam Lind, TOR ($5,267)
2B: Jose Altuve, HOU ($6,780)
3B: Brett Lawrie, TOR ($6,809)
SS: Zack Cozart, CIN ($5,853)
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