Monday Lineup Card: Several Stars Set to Return

Monday Lineup Card: Several Stars Set to Return

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Reds (Bronson Arroyo – R) at Phillies (Cole Hamels – L), 7:05
Blue Jays (Carlos Villanueva – R) at Yankees (Bartolo Colon – R), 7:05
Red Sox (Clay Buchholz – R) at Indians (Justin Masterson – R), 7:05
Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Tigers (Phil Coke – L), 7:05
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw – L) at Astros (Bud Norris – R), 8:05
White Sox (John Danks – L) at Rangers (Alexi Ogando – R), 8:05
Nationals (Tom Gorzelanny – L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R), 8:10
Mariners (Jason Vargas – L) at Twins (Carl Pavano – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Kyle Lohse – R) at Padres (Dustin Moseley – R), 10:05
Athletics (Josh Outman – L) at Angels (Jered Weaver – R), 10:05

Day Game After a Night Game: None

Injuries – A brief look at players who have been missing time with minor ailments and their expected returns

Day-to-Day (includes players expected to make their return from the DL)
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B, OAK – (Groin) Left Saturday's game; did not start Sunday.
Reid Brignac, SS, TAM – (Personal) Looks like he will return Friday.
Carlos Quentin, OF, CHW – (Knee) Missed both Saturday's and Sunday's game.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, MIN – (Neck) Did not start Sunday.
Howie Kendrick, 2B, LAA – (Hamstring) Unavailable for a couple days.
Endy Chavez, OF, TEX – (Hamstring) Not in Sunday's lineup.
Matt Garza, P, CHC – (Elbow) Downplayed the injury, but will undergo MRI on Monday.
Adam LaRoche, 1B, WAS – (Shoulder) Getting injury looked at Monday.
Tim Hudson, P, ATL – (Back) Will have his turn skipped; Mike Minor will fill in.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Hamstring) Did not start Sunday.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL – (Shoulder) Braves considering whether to place him on DL.
Rod Barajas, C, LAD – (Head) Left Sunday's game after a collision at the plate.
Nate McLouth, OF, ATL – (Abdomen) Left Sunday's game with stomach pains.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL – (Quadriceps) Left Sunday's game with tightness.
Andre Ethier, OF, LAD – (General Soreness) Left Sunday's game after crashing into wall; x-rays on elbow, ankle and toe were negative.

Players on the DL
Marco Scutaro, SS, BOS – (Oblique) Could start swinging a bat this week.
Andrew Bailey, P, OAK – (Forearm) Perfect inning in first rehab appearance.
Mitch Talbot, P, CLE – (Elbow) Will return Wednesday.
Brandon Webb, P, TEX – (Shoulder) If extended spring training appearance goes well Tuesday, could start rehab soon.
Daisuke Matsuzaka, P, BOS – (Elbow) One report saying he will likely need Tommy John surgery.
Glen Perkins, P, MIN – (Oblique) Placed on DL Saturday.
Jim Thome, DH, MIN – (Back) Should be activated for Monday's game.
Philip Hughes, P, NYY – (Shoulder) Cleared to start throwing.
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX – (Shoulder) Should be activated Monday.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX – (Quadriceps) Should be activated Monday.
Alex White, P, CLE – (Finger) Out 8-to-12 weeks.
Brian Matusz, P, BAL – (Back) One more rehab start, then should return June 1.
Grady Sizemore, OF, CLE – (Knee) Not necessarily going to be activated on May 27, when he is eligible to come off the DL.
Joe Mauer, C, MIN – (Leg) Should get extended spring training action Monday or Tuesday.
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET – (Knee) Rehab shut down.
Magglio Ordonez, OF, DET – (Ankle) Therapy starts soon.
Jose Contreras, P, PHI – (Elbow) Won't close when he returns.
Jeff Keppinger, 2B, HOU – (Foot) Fatigued, but playing every day in Triple-A.
Josh Johnson, P, FLA – (Shoulder) Admitted shoulder has bothered him all season.
John Baker, C, FLA – (Forearm) Rehab cut short; sent back to extended spring training.
Angel Pagan, OF, NYM – (Oblique) Expected to return next weekend.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Knee) Expected to be activated Monday.
Brad Lidge, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Heading to High-A for rehab, says he thinks he is three weeks away.
Aroldis Chapman, P, CIN – (Shoulder) Starting rehab Monday.
Nyjer Morgan, OF, MIL – (Finger) Looks likely he will be activated Wednesday.
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM – (Calf) May 26 return called too optimistic.
David Wright, 3B, NYM – (Back) No timetable for return, but probably several weeks away.
Marlon Byrd, OF, CHC – (Face) Struck in face by pitch Saturday.

Transactions – Players who have been demoted, called up, traded , released, you name it. We'll cover it here.

Called Up
Dusty Hughes, P, MIN
Greg Reynolds, P, COL
Felipe Lopez, 2B, TB
Justin Berg, RP, CHC

Sent Down
Osvaldo Martinez, SS, FLA

Placed on DL (15-day unless otherwise noted)
Marlon Byrd, CF, CHC
Glen Perkins, P, MIN
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD
Reid Brignac, SS, TB – bereavement list

Activated from DL
Clay Hensley, P, FLA
Rafael Furcal, SS, LAD

Designated For Assignment
Felipe Paulino, P, COL

Closer Watch – A closer look at intriguing ninth-inning situations (also check out our Closer Grid)

St. Louis – It looks like Fernando Salas is settling into the closer role nicely, as evidenced by another successful save conversion on Saturday. He has not been scored upon in his last seven appearances.


Ryan Braun - OFMIL vs WAS
5/23 8:10 PM
Tom Gorzelanny10-21.47634972.952.6071.559
Chone Figgins - 2BSEA @ MIN
5/23 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano5-14.35701012.429.438.867
Adam LaRoche - 1BWAS @ MIL
5/23 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo6-19.31612336.526.409.935
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Yovani GallardoMIL @ Was
5/23 8:10 PM
Nationals Batters15-68.2213610324.402.249.651



Jay Bruce - OFCIN @ PHI
5/23 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels1-12.08311102.333.083.416
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN @ PHI
5/23 7:05 PM
Cole Hamels2-22.09101117.182.130.312
Corey Patterson - OFTOR @ NYY
5/23 7:05 PM
Bartolo Colon3-14.21400215.214.267.481
Prince Fielder - 1BMIL vs WAS
5/23 8:10 PM
Tom Gorzelanny6-30.20001327.233.250.483
Corey Hart - OFMIL vs WAS
5/23 8:10 PM
Tom Gorzelanny5-27.18523414.444.233.677
Rickie Weeks - 2BMIL vs WAS
5/23 8:10 PM
Tom Gorzelanny4-22.18211263.318.379.697
Miguel Olivo - CSEA @ MIN
5/23 8:10 PM
Carl Pavano1-13.07711204.308.077.385
Jerry Hairston Jr. - SSWAS @ MIL
5/23 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo1-10.10001005.200.100.300
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp

Recommended Pickup

Josh Outman, P, OAK – Outman will be called up Monday to make his first major league start since 2009. Outman appeared to put things together that year, posting a 3.48 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 14 appearances, but Tommy John surgery ended his season prematurely and also cost him all of 2010. Things have not been so pretty in Triple-A, as Outman has been bothered by 27 walks in 37.2 innings, but if Outman can regain his control, he should be serviceable in deeper formats.

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