Tuesday Lineup Card: Singleton, Springer Reunited In Houston

Tuesday Lineup Card: Singleton, Springer Reunited In Houston

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

b.Projected Starters - A look at Tuesday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Red Sox (Jake Peavy – R) at Indians (T.J. House – L), 7:05
Athletics (Scott Kazmir – L) at Yankees (Hiroki Kuroda – R), 7:05
Phillies (David Buchanan – R) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 7:05
Blue Jays (Drew Hutchison – R) at Tigers (Anibal Sanchez – R), 7:08
Mariners (Erasmo Ramirez – R) at Braves (Gavin Floyd – R), 7:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Rays (Chris Archer – R) at Marlins (Henderson Alvarez – R), 7:10
Royals (James Shields – R) at Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L), 7:15
Mets (Zack Wheeler – R) at Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R), 8:05
Orioles (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Rangers (Joe Saunders – L), 8:05
Twins (Samuel Deduno – R) at Brewers (Yovani Gallardo – R), 8:10
Angels (C.J. Wilson – L) at Astros (Collin McHugh – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Chase Anderson – R) at Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L), 8:40
White Sox (Hector Noesi – R) at Dodgers (Dan Haren – R), 10:10
Pirates (Gerrit Cole – R) at Padres (Jesse Hahn – R), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Mike Trout, OF, LAA (back) – Expected back in the lineup Tuesday
Nelson Cruz, OF, BAL (hand) – Likely back in the lineup Tuesday
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC (elbow) – On track to start Thursday
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM (back) – May have suffered injury late Monday
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) – Could be back in Tuesday's lineup
Mike Adams, RP, PHI (soreness) – Wasn't available Sunday
Cameron Maybin, OF, SF (calf) – Out of Monday's lineup

Players on the DL

Cliff Lee, SP, PHI (elbow) – Hopes to be cleared to throw during this road trip
Matt Harvey, SP, NYM (elbow) – Expects to throw off a mound next Monday
Carlos Beltran, OF, NYY (elbow) – On track to return Friday
CC Sabathia, SP, NYY (knee) – Improving; hopeful he'll play catch this week
Wil Myers, OF, TB (wrist) – No official diagnosis still, but probably won't need surgery
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B?, WAS (thumb) – Played left field Monday in High-A rehab game
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (ankle) – Took BP Monday; should return in minimum time
Andrew Cashner, SP, SD (elbow) – Could be back this weekend
Aramis Ramirez, 3B, MIL (hamstring) – Tentatively planned for Wednesday activation
A.J. Pollock, OF, ARI (hand) – Successful surgery; out 10-12 weeks
Shane Victorino, OF, BOS (hamstring) – Doing light running; won't come off when eligible
Taijuan Walker, SP, SEA (shoulder) – Rehab start pushed back to Tuesday
Mike Napoli, 1B, BOS (finger) – Won't go on rehab trip; Sunday activation scheduled
Johan Santana, SP, BAL (shoulder) – Called up and DLed, but should debut in about two weeks
Will Middlebrooks, 3B, BOS (finger) – Healing up nicely; starting baseball activities soon
Shawn Kelley, RP, NYY (back) – Sim game scheduled for Wednesday
Gonzalez Germen, RP, NYM (illness) – Made rehab appearance in High-A Monday
Mike Carp, OF, BOS (foot) – About two weeks from baseball activities
Stolmy Pimentel, RP, PIT (shoulder) – Good two-inning appearance in High-A Monday
Clay Buchholz, SP, BOS (knee) – Sim game pushed to Saturday
Francisco Cervelli, C, NYY (hamstring) – Doing baseball things, but not in rehab games yet
Jeremy Hellickson, SP, TB (elbow) – Could start rehab assignment Saturday
Bruce Chen, SP, KC (back) – Will throw 45 pitches in Double-A Tuesday
Felix Doubront, SP, BOS (shoulder) – No rehab assignment planned yet
Tanner Scheppers, RP, TEX (elbow) – Giving up a lot of homers on rehab assignment
Asher Wojciechowski, RP, HOU (back) – Rehab start in Triple-A Tuesday

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

Placed on DL
Juan Lagares, OF, NYM (ribs)
Mike Carp, 1B, BOS (foot)
Johan Santana, SP, BAL (shoulder)

Activated From DL
Jose Abreu, 1B, CHW

Called Up
Wilking Rodriguez, RP, KC
Matt den Dekker, OF, NYM
Nick Hagadone, RP, CLE
Daniel Nava, OF, BOS
Johan Santana, SP, BAL (immediately placed on DL)

Sent Down
Justin Marks, RP, KC (DFA)
Jarrett Grube, RP, LAA
Garin Cecchini, 3B, BOS
Arquimedes Caminero, RP, MIA
Mark Lowe, RP, CLE
Blake Wood, RP, KC
Marcus Semien, 3B, CHW
Louis Coleman, RP, KC

Claimed
Blake Wood, RP, KC (from CLE)

Closer Watch

Indians – Cody Allen created some separation Monday, pitching a clean ninth for his fourth save. Meanwhile, his main competition, Bryan Shaw, allowed two runs in the eighth inning. It looks like Allen's finally getting the lock on this job that we all expected way back when.

Hot Batter Matchups – June 3, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
R. RaburnOFCLE vs BOS
7:05PM
J. Peavy12322802.250.231.750.981
M. Teixeira1BNYY vs OAK
7:05PM
S. Kazmir17951683.529.630.9411.571
J. JasoCOAK @ NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda10410121.400.500.5001.000
R. Howard1BPHI @ WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann12321213.250.357.583.940
C. Utley2BPHI @ WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann13410241.308.471.385.855
M. CabreraOFTOR @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez181000101.556.556.5561.111
E. Encarnacion1BTOR @ DET
7:08PM
A. Sanchez10311211.300.364.600.964
B. Phillips2BCIN vs SF
7:10PM
T. Lincecum14421402.286.286.571.857
J. BuckCSEA @ ATL
7:10PM
G. Floyd11321202.273.273.636.909
R. Cano2BSEA @ ATL
7:10PM
G. Floyd23643602.261.261.696.957
D. JenningsOFTB @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez10422400.400.4001.0001.400
M. JoyceOFTB @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez13510201.385.429.462.890
E. Longoria3BTB @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez10633622.600.6671.5002.167
B. Zobrist2BTB @ MIA
7:10PM
H. Alvarez14630221.429.500.6431.143
J. PeraltaSSSTL vs KC
7:15PM
J. Shields291143936.379.412.7241.136
N. CruzOFBAL @ TEX
8:05PM
J. Saunders311032325.323.364.548.912
D. YoungOFBAL @ TEX
8:05PM
J. Saunders10321401.300.273.700.973
C. GrandersonOFNYM @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Arrieta20753712.350.381.9501.331
A. Beltre3BTEX vs BAL
8:05PM
U. Jimenez17631412.353.421.6471.068
C. CarterOFHOU vs LAA
8:10PM
C. Wilson18531327.278.350.556.906
J. KubelOFMIN @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo15621334.400.474.6671.140
J. MauerCMIN @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo10500022.500.583.5001.083
J. WillinghamOFMIN @ MIL
8:10PM
Y. Gallardo10311124.300.417.6001.017
P. Goldschmidt1BARI @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa12321422.250.357.583.940
C. RossOFARI @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa321132554.344.432.563.995
P. Konerko1BCWS @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren21811203.381.409.524.933
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 3, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Hiroki KurodaNYY vs OAK
7:05PM
7615616515.197.247.315.562
Jake PeavyBOS @ CLE
7:05PM
962211619424.229.258.477.735
Ubaldo JimenezBAL @ TEX
8:05PM
651483111210.215.343.404.748
C.J. WilsonLAA @ HOU
8:10PM
92181048328.196.221.395.616
Dan HarenLAD vs CWS
10:10PM
8218427220.220.254.316.570
Cold Batter Matchups – June 3, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
M. BrantleyOFCLE vs BOS
7:05PM
J. Peavy19410405.211.211.263.474
A. CabreraSSCLE vs BOS
7:05PM
J. Peavy20521106.250.250.450.700
D. JeterSSNYY vs OAK
7:05PM
S. Kazmir426427312.143.234.333.567
I. SuzukiOFNYY vs OAK
7:05PM
S. Kazmir301010205.333.333.367.700
B. Moss1BOAK @ NYY
7:05PM
H. Kuroda13220015.154.214.308.522
M. ByrdOFPHI @ WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann11200123.182.308.182.490
J. RollinsSSPHI @ WAS
7:05PM
J. Zimmermann25511313.200.231.320.551
R. LudwickOFCIN vs SF
7:10PM
T. Lincecum233003311.130.231.130.361
J. Smoak1BSEA @ ATL
7:10PM
G. Floyd20422214.200.238.500.738
H. PenceOFSF @ CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey14210114.143.200.214.414
P. Sandoval3BSF @ CIN
7:10PM
H. Bailey14300014.214.267.214.481
N. AokiOFKC @ STL
7:15PM
J. Garcia13420003.308.308.462.769
C. Davis1BBAL @ TEX
8:05PM
J. Saunders18311116.167.211.333.544
E. AndrusSSTEX vs BAL
8:05PM
U. Jimenez11210143.182.400.273.673
M. Moreland1BTEX vs BAL
8:05PM
U. Jimenez12220133.167.333.333.667
A. RiosOFTEX vs BAL
8:05PM
U. Jimenez15200231.133.278.133.411
J. Altuve2BHOU vs LAA
8:10PM
C. Wilson16321213.188.235.438.673
C. CorporanCHOU vs LAA
8:10PM
C. Wilson21532209.238.238.571.810
M. Dominguez3BHOU vs LAA
8:10PM
C. Wilson15110103.067.067.133.200
M. MonteroCARI @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa12200005.167.167.167.333
G. ParraOFARI @ COL
8:40PM
J. De La Rosa19310056.158.333.211.544
A. Dunn1BCWS @ LAD
10:10PM
D. Haren18211228.111.238.278.516
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 3, 2014
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jordan ZimmermannWAS vs PHI
7:05PM
105329314916.305.367.446.813
Anibal SanchezDET vs TOR
7:08PM
8029518812.362.427.453.879
Henderson AlvarezMIA vs TB
7:10PM
67241171758.358.411.7511.162
James ShieldsKC @ STL
7:15PM
733011415811.411.450.7191.169

Recommended Pickup
Jonathan Singleton, 1B, HOU – Singleton's finally on his way to Houston, where he'll join the Astros before Tuesday's game and presumably step right into the starting job at first base. Singleton's in the midst of a strong Triple-A campaign, with 14 homers, a 42:52 BB:K and a .941 OPS, but it's worth noting that he's hitting just .267 and has cooled since his hot start – after a .293 average in April, he hit just .240 in May. Still, Singleton is a high-end talent who's in line for plenty of playing time and likely a featured lineup spot in the vicinity of fellow budding star George Springer.

Other Recent Recommendations: Trevor Plouffe, Michael Saunders, Oswaldo Arcia, Tommy Medica, Tommy La Stella

DraftStreet Value Picks
SP: Jake Arrieta, CHC ($12,777)
C: Salvador Perez, KC ($4,736)
1B: Joe Mauer, MIN ($5,154)
2B: Howie Kendrick, LAA ($5,397)
SS: J.J. Hardy, BAL ($4,942)
3B: David Wright, NYM ($5,622)
OF: Matt Kemp, LAD ($5,297)

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