Monday Lineup Card: Bailey's Back

Monday Lineup Card: Bailey's Back

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)

Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma - R) at Indians (Scott Kazmir - L), 12:05
Rays (Jake Odorizzi - R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey - R), 1:07
Yankees (CC Sabathia - L) at Orioles (Freddy Garcia - R), 7:05
Twins (Kevin Correia - R) at Braves (Julio Teheran - R), 7:10
Reds (Johnny Cueto - R) at Mets (Shaun Marcum - R), 7:10
Phillies (Cole Hamels - L) at Marlins (Alex Sanabia - R), 7:10
Athletics (Bartolo Colon - R) at Rangers (Josh Lindblom - R), 8:05
Red Sox (Jon Lester - L) at White Sox (Dylan Axelrod - R), 8:10
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie - R) at Astros (Dallas Keuchel - L), 8:10
Dodgers (Clayton Kershaw - L) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo - R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin - L) at Rockies (Jon Garland - R), 8:40
Cardinals (Shelby Miller - R) at Padres (Jason Marquis - R), 10:10
Nationals (Zach Duke - L) at Giants (Ryan Vogelsong - R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None


Mike Adams, P, PHI (Back) - Played catch Sunday, after which his strained back felt better.
Ronny Cedeno, SS, HOU (Illness) - Taken off Sunday's initial lineup due to a sinus infection.
Zack Cozart, SS, CIN (Illness) - Scratched from Sunday's lineup due to an illness.
Stephen Drew, SS, BOS (Back) - Sat out his second consecutive outing due to a sore back.
David Freese, 3B, STL (Thumb) - Suffered a cut on his right thumb Sunday that required stitches.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (Knee) - Missed his second game in a row Sunday due to swelling in his knee but may return to the lineup Monday.
Ryan Howard, 1B, PHI (Knee) - Undergoing a precautionary MRI on his left knee Monday.
Jason Kubel, OF, ARI (Quadriceps) - Returned to the lineup Sunday.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, PIT (Knee) - Learned Sunday that he sustained no structural damage in his sore right knee and expects to play Tuesday.
Angel Pagan, OF, SF (Illness) - Removed from Sunday's outing due to flu-like symptoms.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (Hamstring) - Strained his right hamstring rounding second base Sunday and will have an MRI performed Monday.
Chris Stewart, C, NYY (Groin) - Was not in Sunday's lineup, but the game was postponed due to the weather.
Scott Van Slyke, OF, LAD (Leg) - Fouled two balls off his left leg Sunday, though X-rays were returned negative.
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (Back) - Resumed swinging a bat Sunday, after his back spasms somewhat subsided.

Players on the DL
Andrew Bailey, P, BOS (Biceps) - Expected to be activated from the disabled list Monday.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (Neck) - Continued throwing and hitting in the batting cage Saturday.
Adam Eaton, OF, ARI (Elbow) - Moving his rehabilitation to Triple-A Reno on Monday.
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL (Thumb) - Starting Tuesday versus the Yankees for the first time since May 4.
Tom Gorzelanny, P, MIL (Shoulder) - Tossed a bullpen session Sunday and is expected to throw a simulated inning Tuesday.
Jeff Karstens, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Scheduled to pitch a side session Tuesday and make a rehab start Thursday.
Cory Luebke, P, SD (Elbow) - Halted his throwing program for the second time this season.
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD (Leg) - Will continue swinging the bat this week, and if enough progress is made, he may begin a rehab assignment Friday.
James McDonald, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Slated to throw bullpen sessions Tuesday and Friday, before starting a rehab game on May 27 at Double-A Altoona.
Franklin Morales, P, BOS (Chest) - Expected to make his fifth rehab start Thursday at Triple-A Pawtucket.
Brett Myers, P, CLE (Elbow) - Throwing around 75 pitches in another rehab start Tuesday.
Hiroyuki Nakajima, SS, OAK (Hamstring) - Was not activated from the DL on Sunday, despite being past his injury.
Josh Reddick, OF, OAK (Wrist) - Hit off a tee Saturday, emerging without suffering a setback.
Brian Roberts, 2B, BAL (Hamstring) - Will have sutures removed from his right hamstring Monday.
Taylor Teagarden, C, BAL (Thumb) - Scheduled to begin hitting and catching Monday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (Hamstring) - Experiencing tightness and will meet with a specialist in Chicago.
Jake Westbrook, P, STL (Elbow) - Played light catch from 60 feet Sunday, making 15 throws, after which he felt good.

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)
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX
Sergio Santos, P, TOR (Transferred to 60-day DL)

Activated from DL
Mark Ellis, 2B, LAD

Called Up
Jean Machi, P, SF
Jurickson Profar, SS, TEX
Danny Valencia, 2B, BAL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Barry Enright, P, LAA
Tim Federowicz, C, LAD
Ryan Flaherty, 2B, BAL
Luis Jimenez, 3B, LAA
Alex Torres, P, TB

Claimed off Waivers
Thad Weber, P, TOR (from SD)

Closer Watch

Red Sox - On Monday, Andrew Bailey will be activated from the disabled list, as he is seemingly fully recovered from inflammation in his right biceps. His sole rehab outing at Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday did not go swimmingly -- one run, via a home run, and two strikeouts in one inning -- but he is slated to take over as Boston's closer upon his return to the big club, pushing Junichi Tazawa back to a save-deficient role in the bullpen. Consequently, Bailey is the Red Sox pitcher to own for late-inning work, unless of course he falters mentally or physically.

Braves - It is worth noting that Craig Kimbrel pitched in all three games of the Braves' weekend series versus the Dodgers, throwing a typical scoreless frame in each one with seven combined strikeouts. He has now tallied 14 saves on the season, ranking behind just Mariano Rivera and Jason Grilli for tops in MLB, but Kimbrel is expected give way to Luis Avilan or Cory Gearrin, if a save opportunity arises Monday against the Twins.

Cardinals - Closer Edward Mujica is another example of a pitcher who appeared in each outing of his team's series this past weekend. Moreover, he has toed to rubber in five of the past seven contests, notching four saves in the process. He holds an agreeable 1.43 ERA, 0.526 WHIP, and 18:1 K:BB ratio across 19 innings, but his right arm will likely rest Monday, as the Cardinals travel to San Diego to take on the low-voltage Padres offense. His absence would bring Trevor Rosenthal or Randy Choate to the mound to settle any late-inning save chance.


Jason Bay - OFSEA @ CLE
5/20 12:05 PM
Scott Kazmir4-15.26712326.533.353.886
Alexi Casilla - 2BBAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia12-21.57102101.667.5711.238
J.J. Hardy - SSBAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia6-14.42913402.786.4291.214
Adam Jones - OFBAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia14-41.341361046.659.4001.059
Travis Hafner - DHNYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia15-33.45546734.879.5001.379
Lyle Overbay - 1BNYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia4-11.36402314.545.417.962
Ichiro Suzuki - OFNYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia11-30.36714331.567.412.978
Vernon Wells - OFNYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia6-15.40011321.600.4711.071
Dan Uggla - 2BATL vs MIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Kevin Correia5-17.29411242.471.429.899
Chris Coghlan - OFMIA vs PHI
5/20 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels7-21.33324445.714.4401.154
Rick Ankiel - OFNYM vs CIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto7-16.43812614.688.4711.158
Marlon Byrd - OFNYM vs CIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Johnny Cueto6-11.54501012.636.5831.220
Adrian Beltre - 3BTEX vs OAK
5/20 8:05 PM
Bartolo Colon18-57.3165111417.684.3221.006
Paul Konerko - 1BCWS vs BOS
5/20 8:10 PM
Jon Lester10-23.43536734.957.5001.457
Carlos Pena - 1BHOU vs KC
5/20 8:10 PM
Jeremy Guthrie9-26.34613485.538.5001.038
Adrian Gonzalez - 1BLAD @ MIL
5/20 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo4-11.36412415.818.4171.235
Juan Uribe - 3BLAD @ MIL
5/20 8:10 PM
Yovani Gallardo3-11.27311112.545.333.879
Eric Hinske - 1BARI @ COL
5/20 8:40 PM
Jon Garland14-40.35036817.650.3571.007
Jason Kubel - OFARI @ COL
5/20 8:40 PM
Jon Garland9-22.409331102.818.3911.209
Miguel Montero - CARI @ COL
5/20 8:40 PM
Jon Garland3-10.30012343.700.5001.200
Yadier Molina - CSTL @ SD
5/20 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis4-14.28612201.571.286.857
Ty Wigginton - 3BSTL @ SD
5/20 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis9-24.37502435.500.444.944
Angel Pagan - OFSF vs WAS
5/20 10:15 PM
Zach Duke5-10.50001411.600.5451.145
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp



Matt Wieters - CBAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
CC Sabathia5-24.20812118.375.240.615
Robinson Cano - 2BNYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia2-15.13300101.133.133.267
Curtis Granderson - OFNYY @ BAL
5/20 7:05 PM
Freddy Garcia6-35.171011512.200.275.475
Justin Upton - OFATL vs MIN
5/20 7:10 PM
Kevin Correia14-42.33315217.500.349.849
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN @ NYM
5/20 7:10 PM
Shaun Marcum0-12.00000003.000.000.000
Miguel Olivo - CMIA vs PHI
5/20 7:10 PM
Cole Hamels2-12.16700005.167.167.333
Elvis Andrus - SSTEX vs OAK
5/20 8:05 PM
Bartolo Colon3-12.25000102.250.250.500
Nelson Cruz - OFTEX vs OAK
5/20 8:05 PM
Bartolo Colon1-10.10001114.200.182.382
Casper Wells - OFCWS vs BOS
5/20 8:10 PM
Jon Lester0-10.00000013.000.091.091
Matt Holliday - OFSTL @ SD
5/20 10:10 PM
Jason Marquis4-20.20022315.500.273.773
Pablo Sandoval - 3BSF vs WAS
5/20 10:15 PM
Zach Duke2-15.13301100.200.133.333
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
CC SabathiaNYY @ Bal
5/20 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters54-176.30761921733.490.338.828
Freddy GarciaBAL vs NYY
5/20 7:05 PM
Yankees Batters49-154.318614211424.489.376.865
Kevin CorreiaMIN @ Atl
5/20 7:10 PM
Braves Batters33-104.3172139917.477.369.846
Johnny CuetoCIN @ NYM
5/20 7:10 PM
Mets Batters25-68.3682511415.501.410.912
Shaun MarcumNYM vs Cin
5/20 7:10 PM
Reds Batters25-79.316266921.484.386.870
Jon GarlandCOL vs Ari
5/20 8:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters44-142.310915301318.539.362.901
Recommended Pickup

Raul Ibanez, OF, SEA - Channeling his inner 20-homer potential, Ibanez has crushed six homers in eight appearances since May 10, adding 14 RBI and six runs scored in 28 at-bats. While he is in touch with the long ball at the moment, the clip is clearly unsustainable, as evidenced by his 0-for-4 performance Sunday. Still, at the ripe age of 40 years old, the veteran outfielder is manning left field for the Mariners most days, only sitting against the occasional left-handed pitcher. Seattle's center fielder, Franklin Gutierrez (hamstring), will likely return from the disabled list by the end of the week, barring a setback, but Ibanez's recent run has clearly earned him a starting gig for the time being. Ride Ibanez while he's hot.

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