Thursday Lineup Card: Some Salty For Your Wounds

Thursday Lineup Card: Some Salty For Your Wounds

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

Cardinals (Adam Wainwright - R) at Mets (Matt Harvey - R), 1:10
Reds (Mat Latos - R) at Cubs (Jeff Samardzija - R), 2:20
Nationals (Ross Detwiler - L) at Rockies (Jeff Francis - L), 3:10
Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda - R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker - R), 3:35
Red Sox (Felix Doubront - L) at Orioles (Kevin Gausman - R), 7:05
Giants (Matt Cain - R) at Pirates (Charlie Morton - R), 7:05
Royals (Ervin Santana - R) at Rays (Jeremy Hellickson - R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Esmil Rogers - R) at Rangers (Yu Darvish - R), 8:05
Phillies (Cliff Lee - L) at Twins (Kevin Correia - R), 8:10

Day Game After Night Game: STL, NYM, WAS, COL, NYY, OAK


Ryan Braun, OF, MIL (Thumb) - Held out for a third consecutive game Wednesday due to a sore thumb, and despite the rest, the pain has not lessened in the appendage.
Clay Buchholz, P, BOS (Neck) - Not expected to make his next start until Tuesday versus Tampa Bay.
Alexi Casilla, 2B, BAL (Oblique) - Felt no issues after playing catch prior to Wednesday's game.
Yoenis Cespedes, OF, OAK (Hamstring) - Did not play Wednesday due to a tight hamstring.
Tyler Chatwood, P, COL (Triceps) - Emerged from Tuesday's bullpen session without issue and is scheduled to start Saturday against Philadelphia.
Jesse Chavez, P, OAK (Chest) - Suffering through a minor pectoral injury.
Coco Crisp, OF, OAK (Heel) - Not in the lineup Wednesday due to a heel injury.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, COL (Ribs) - Missed his fifth game in a row Wednesday due to bruised ribs but is expected to return to the lineup Thursday versus Washington.
Jorge De La Rosa, P, COL (Finger) - Started Wednesday's game against the Nationals, despite dealing with soreness in his middle finger.
Andy Dirks, OF, DET (Knee) - Out of the lineup Wednesday and will get the next three days off in order to rest his sore knees.
Dillon Gee, P, NYM (Forearm) - Has been dealing with flexor tendinitis since spring training and may not have been able to make Wednesday's successful start without the extra rest afforded him.
Kendrys Morales, 1B, SEA (Back) - Missed his second consecutive outing Wednesday due to a stiff lower back.
Ryan Pressly, P, MIN (Illness) - Feels no soreness in his triceps but was sent home Wednesday due to the flu.
Yasiel Puig, OF, LAD (Shoulder) - Scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a sore right shoulder.
Hanley Ramirez, SS, LAD (Hamstring) - Ran the bases Wednesday and should return to the lineup in the near future.
Marco Scutaro, 2B, SF (Hand) - Diagnosed with a tendon issue in his left hand, which is delaying his rehabilitation.

Players on the DL
Scott Atchison, P, NYM (Elbow) - Rebooted his rehab assignment recently at Double-A Binghamton.
Josh Beckett, P, LAD (Finger) - May be disciplined for his presence on the field during Tuesday's brawl with Arizona.
Rafael Betancourt, P, COL (Groin) - Hopes to pitch off a mound by the end of the week.
Hiram Burgos, P, MIL (Shoulder) - Starting a rehab assignment Thursday at Low-A Wisconsin.
Chris Capuano, P, LAD (Triceps) - Could be disciplined for being on the field during Tuesday's brawl with Arizona.
Eric Chavez, 3B, ARI (Oblique) - Slated to begin baseball activities next week.
Wei-Yen Chen, P, BAL (Oblique) - Expected to resume pitching off a mound in the next few days.
Johnny Cueto, P, CIN (Shoulder) - Will not alter his delivery in order to avoid future injuries.
Octavio Dotel, P, DET (Elbow) - His return date remains unknown, but his season could in fact be over.
A.J. Ellis, C, LAD (Oblique) - Held hitless in four at-bats Tuesday during his first rehab game at High-A Rancho Cucamonga.
Danny Espinosa, 2B, WAS (Wrist) - Resumed baseball activities Wednesday and is expected to play in a rehab outing Thursday at Triple-A Syracuse.
Jeanmar Gomez, P, PIT (Forearm) - Beginning a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Indianapolis.
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (Hamstring) - Restarted his rehab assignment Wednesday at Triple-A Tacoma.
Matt Harrison, P, TEX (Back) - Hopes to start a throwing program Monday but may not return to the Texas pitching staff until September.
Aaron Hill, 2B, ARI (Hand) - Faced live pitching for the first time since landing on the DL on April 16.
Austin Jackson, OF, DET (Hamstring) - Played five innings in the outfield Tuesday at Triple-A Toledo, going 1-for-3 with an RBI single.
Matt Kemp, OF, LAD (Hamstring) - Participated in batting practice Tuesday but has yet to run the bases due to continued discomfort, thus delaying his rehab assignment.
Ian Kinsler, 2B, TEX (Ribs) - Hopes to start a rehab assignment as early as Thursday.
Erik Kratz, C, PHI (Knee) - Expected to miss 6-to-8 weeks following Wednesday's knee surgery.
Lou Marson, C, CLE (Shoulder) - Shut down his rehab assignment due to persistent soreness in his shoulder and visited Dr. James Andrews on Wednesday in order to have the injury examined.
Justin Maxwell, OF, HOU (Hand) - Moved his rehab assignment to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
James McDonald, P, PIT (Shoulder) - Gave up five runs in six innings Tuesday during a rehab start at Triple-A Indianapolis, which will keep him on an assignment for a bit more time.
Mitch Moreland, OF, TEX (Hamstring) - Ramping up his activity level and is on schedule to be activated from the DL when first eligible on June 21.
Michael Pineda, P, NYY (Shoulder) - Slated to pitch a simulated game Friday at extended spring training rather than make a rehab start at Low-A Charleston.
David Price, P, TB (Triceps) - Scheduled to throw his first simulated game Thursday.
Wilson Ramos, C, WAS (Hamstring) - Suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury and is unlikely to return to the Nationals before the All-Star break.
Carlos Ruiz, C, PHI (Hamstring) - Took part in a rigorous workout prior to Tuesday's game and may start a rehab assignment Sunday.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (Foot) - Should be ready to be activated from the DL when first eligible on June 24.
Justin Smoak, 1B, SEA (Oblique) - Will likely start a rehab assignment Thursday at Triple-A Tacoma.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI (Hamstring) - Could begin a rehab assignment Sunday.

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)
Christian Garcia, P, WAS (Transferred to the 60-day DL)
Michael Kirkman, P, TEX (Transferred to the 60-day DL)
Cameron Maybin, OF, SD
Zach Putnam, P, CHC

Called Up
Alfredo Aceves, P, BOS
Jaff Decker, OF, SD
Ross Ohlendorf, P, WAS
Brooks Raley, P, CHC
Sandy Rosario, P, SF
Chris Volstad, P, COL

Sent Down (to Triple-A, unless otherwise noted)
Jose De La Torre, P, BOS
Nathan Karns, P, WAS
George Kontos, P, SF
Justin Miller, P, TEX

Designated for Assignment
Eduardo Sanchez, P, CHC
Eric Young Jr., OF, COL

Mike Gilmartin, 3B, WAS
Alvin Herrera, P, BAL
David Pauley, P, ARI
Michael Recchia, P, CWS

Erick Hurtado, P, NYY

Ian Dickson, P, WAS (From CHC)
Henry Rodriguez, P, CHC (From WAS)

Closer Watch

White Sox - Six appearances in June have mostly been unkind to closer Addison Reed, who boasts two saves with a 7.88 ERA, 1.375 WHIP, and 10:1 K:BB ratio over eight innings. The most recent flub took place Tuesday against the Blue Jays, when he served up a solo homer with two outs in the ninth inning to knot up the score at five runs apiece. The 21-pitch frame forced manager Robin Ventura to cap Reed at one inning, and the White Sox eventually suffered defeat. Despite a few bumps on the road, Reed has blanked the opponent in 22 of 29 appearances, while ranking fifth in the majors with 19 saves, thereby ensuring his status as the prime ninth-inning option in the team's bullpen.

Blue Jays - On Tuesday, Reed's contemporary in Toronto, Casey Janssen, tossed a clean 10th, earning his 13th save of the season in the process. In actuality, there were a few blemishes -- a single and a walk -- but Janssen was able to escape the contest unscathed by inducing a groundout. After succeeding on all seven save opportunities during the inaugural month of the year, Blue Jays have afforded him the same number since the calendar turned to May, with just one blown save on his game log. While his teammates are sure to pick up the pace, chance-wise, Janssen's finest talent is limiting baserunners as a whole, considering he ranks fourth in WHIP (0.774) and fifth in BAA (.178) among major league pitchers with at least 10 saves in their back pocket.


Chad Tracy - 1BWAS @ COL
6/13 3:10 PM
Jeff Francis7-16.43822212.813.4711.283
Jayson Werth - OFWAS @ COL
6/13 3:10 PM
Jeff Francis7-15.46715322.933.5291.463
Ryan Zimmerman - 3BWAS @ COL
6/13 3:10 PM
Jeff Francis9-19.47414411.789.5001.289
Ichiro Suzuki - OFNYY @ OAK
6/13 3:35 PM
Jarrod Parker4-10.40000003.400.400.800
Seth Smith - OFOAK vs NYY
6/13 3:35 PM
Hiroki Kuroda9-24.37502245.500.464.964
Chris Davis - 1BBAL vs BOS
6/13 7:05 PM
Felix Doubront5-10.50012200.900.5451.445
Yunel Escobar - SSTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana7-17.41201413.471.444.915
Matt Joyce - OFTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana4-14.28622418.714.3331.048
James Loney - 1BTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana5-14.35702214.500.400.900
Evan Longoria - 3BTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana5-12.41722311.917.4671.383
Luke Scott - DHTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana8-21.38124623.762.4581.220
Hot Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Mat LatosCIN @ CHC
6/13 2:20 PM
Cubs Batters13-63.206128115.271.216.487
Felix DoubrontBOS @ BAL
6/13 7:05 PM
Orioles Batters14-64.219246420.341.271.613
Matt CainSF @ PIT
6/13 7:05 PM
Pirates Batters19-112.1701581228.246.250.495



Starlin Castro - SSCHC vs CIN
6/13 2:20 PM
Mat Latos3-13.23100103.231.231.462
Nate Schierholtz - OFCHC vs CIN
6/13 2:20 PM
Mat Latos3-18.16700202.167.167.333
Alfonso Soriano - OFCHC vs CIN
6/13 2:20 PM
Mat Latos2-11.18211403.455.167.621
Brandon Phillips - 2BCIN @ CHC
6/13 2:20 PM
Jeff Samardzija2-13.15400102.154.154.308
Joey Votto - 1BCIN @ CHC
6/13 2:20 PM
Jeff Samardzija1-11.09100023.091.286.377
Adam LaRoche - 1BWAS @ COL
6/13 3:10 PM
Jeff Francis2-12.16701103.250.167.417
Brandon Moss - 1BOAK vs NYY
6/13 3:35 PM
Hiroki Kuroda2-10.20002014.400.273.673
Chris Young - OFOAK vs NYY
6/13 3:35 PM
Hiroki Kuroda6-26.231011012.269.231.500
Adam Jones - OFBAL vs BOS
6/13 7:05 PM
Felix Doubront2-12.16700006.167.167.333
Matt Wieters - CBAL vs BOS
6/13 7:05 PM
Felix Doubront0-10.00000017.000.091.091
Clint Barmes - SSPIT vs SF
6/13 7:05 PM
Matt Cain1-18.05601204.111.053.164
Andrew McCutchen - OFPIT vs SF
6/13 7:05 PM
Matt Cain1-13.07700033.077.250.327
Gaby Sanchez - 1BPIT vs SF
6/13 7:05 PM
Matt Cain2-14.14301311.214.200.414
Kelly Johnson - 2BTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana1-11.09111124.364.231.594
Jose Molina - CTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana3-14.21401002.286.214.500
Ben Zobrist - 2BTB vs KC
6/13 7:10 PM
Ervin Santana2-13.15401114.231.200.431
Josh Willingham - OFMIN vs PHI
6/13 8:10 PM
Cliff Lee2-10.20001012.300.273.573
Cold Pitcher MatchupsAt-BatsOpp
Jeff FrancisCOL vs Was
6/13 3:10 PM
Nationals Batters30-77.3905141159.705.4321.137
Ervin SantanaKC @ TB
6/13 7:10 PM
Rays Batters36-126.286815221030.530.341.871

Recommended Pickup

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C, BOS - A stable bat in the Red Sox's lineup, Saltalamacchia has actually improved his batting splits in each month this season, with the past couple weeks acting as perhaps his hottest stretch of the year. Since May 27, he has provided at least one hit in nine of 12 outings, including five multi-hit performances, en route to a .347 average (17-for-49), three homers, six doubles, 14 RBI, and eight runs scored. On Thursday, the Orioles are trotting out right-handed rookie Kevin Gausman, who carries an 8.84 ERA and .346 BAA after getting shelled in three of his four nods in 2013. With such a friendly presence on the mound, Saltalamacchia's .326/.379/.605 slash line versus righties bodes well for his potential success.

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