Monday Lineup Card: Young Pitching Talent on Display

Monday Lineup Card: Young Pitching Talent on Display

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)

Rockies (Jhoulys Chacin – R) at Cubs (Matt Garza – R), 2:20
Blue Jays (Zach Stewart – R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 6:05
Reds (Johnny Cueto – R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson – R), 7:10
Dodgers (Chad Billingsley – R) at Twins (Nick Blackburn – R), 8:10
Indians (Mitch Talbot – R) at Diamondbacks (Ian Kennedy – R), 9:40
Nationals (John Lannan – L) at Angels (Ervin Santana – R), 10:05
Royals (Jeff Francis – L) at Padres (Mat Latos – R), 10:05
Braves (Brandon Beachy – R) at Mariners (Erik Bedard – L), 10:10

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)
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA – (Illness) Scratched from the starting lineup, but pinch hit Saturday.
Josh Beckett, P, BOS – (Illness) Did normal bullpen session, is ready to go Tuesday.
Grant Balfour, P, OAK – (Oblique) Probably not available Sunday, check back for Tuesday status.
Elvis Andrus, SS, TEX – (Wrist) Does not expect to be ready to play Tuesday.
Jake Arrieta, P, BAL – (Elbow) Next start pushed to Saturday.
J.D. Drew, OF, BOS – (Eye) Left Sunday's game with contusion after fouling a ball off his eye in batting practice.
Torii Hunter, OF, LAA – (Ribs) Not in Sunday's lineup.
Ryan Madson, P, PHI – (Hand) Inflammation is affecting his grip on some pitches.
Jonathon Niese, P, NYM – (Heartbeat) Was able to do normal running drill after leaving Saturday's start early.
Jay Bruce, OF, CIN – (Illness) Out of Sunday's lineup.
Melvin Mora, 3B, ARI – (Undisclosed) Scratched Sunday, no reason disclosed yet.
Chase Headley, 3B, SD – (Shoulder) Returned to lineup Sunday.
Jose Tabata, OF, PIT – Carted off field Sunday with what appeared to be quad injury.
Chris Capuano, P, NYM – (Abdomen) Will start as scheduled Wednesday.

Players on the DL
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY – (Calf) Took swings Sunday; hopes to start running Monday or Tuesday.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL – (Concussion) Wisdom teeth removed, is conditioning now.
Kevin Slowey, P, MIN – (Abdomen) Two runs in two innings in High-A rehab, will make several more rehab starts.
Bobby Jenks, P, CHW – (Back) Made rehab appearance Saturday, says he can join team Tuesday.
Carlos Guillen, 2B, DET – (Knee) Will start minor league rehab, which will take several weeks to complete.
Rich Harden, P, OAK – (Shoulder) A positive rehab Saturday, possibly just one more rehab start to go.
Tyson Ross, P, OAK – (Oblique) Will make first rehab start Thursday at High-A.
Jason Kubel, OF, MIN – (Foot) Should rehab in Triple-A, return in about a week.
Carl Crawford, OF, BOS – (Hamstring) Could return when eligible Saturday.
Alfredo Simon, P, BAL – (Hamstring) Could return in long relief role as soon as Tuesday.
Brad Hawpe, OF, SD – (Finger) Not returning soon, probably a couple weeks away at minimum.
Martin Prado, 2B, ATL – (Calf, Staph Infection) Hit off a tee, could start rehab relatively soon and be back in Atlanta around All-Star break.
Roy Oswalt, P, PHI – (Back) Out 4-to-6 weeks.
Brad Lidge, P, PHI – (Shoulder) Threw bullpen session, would think rehab is within a week or two.
Joe Blanton, P, PHI – (Elbow) Will throw bullpen session Monday, could be back by end of July.
Adam Wainwright, P, STL – (Elbow) Will throw Monday for first time since Tommy John surgery.
Jonathan Broxton, P, LAD – (Elbow) Sunday's rehab postponed with stiffness.
Aaron Harang, P, SD – (Foot) Looks like he is out until after All-Star break.
Mike Fontenot, SS, SF – (Groin) Set to play in rehab game Monday.
Brandon Belt, 1B, SF – (Wrist) Plans to take full batting practice session Monday.

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

Placed on the DL (15-day DL unless otherwise noted)
Delmon Young, OF, MIN
John Danks, P, CWS

Activated from DL
Homer Bailey, P, CIN

Called Up
Rene Tosoni, OF, MIN
Hector Santiago, P, CHW
Anthony Bass, P, SD

Sent Down
Carlos Fisher, P, CIN

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

Los Angeles (AL) – Jordan Walden blew his second straight save Sunday, but the two runs he gave up were the first two he has allowed all month. Walden's job remains safe.


Yunel Escobar - SSTOR @ DET
6/27 6:05 PM
Max Scherzer6-16.37503105.563.412.975
Orlando Hudson - 2BSD vs KC
6/27 10:05 PM
Jeff Francis9-27.33313511.593.357.950
Matt Stairs - OFWAS @ LAA
6/27 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana4-10.400237121.100.4551.555
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Matt GarzaCHC vs COL
6/27 2:20 PM
Rockies Batters14-66.212359719.379.297.677



Ivan Rodriguez - CWAS @ LAA
6/27 10:05 PM
Ervin Santana2-18.11101003.167.158.325
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp

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Recommended Pickup

James Loney, 1B, LAD – Loney's unimpressive line can be attributed to a weak April in which he hit .208 with a .478 OPS. While he clearly is lacking power (four HR this season), Loney has delivered a .325 average in May and June and his OPS for those two months sits in the .800 range. There are better first basemen out there, but Loney has reasonable value and 15 home run upside.

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C – Joe Mauer, MIN ($5,854)
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SP – Ian Kennedy, AZ ($14,593)
SP – Jeff Francis, KC ($4,477)
RP – Heath Bell, SD ($2,621)
P – Erik Bedard, SEA ($13,468)

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