Tuesday Lineup Card: You Canha Do It

Tuesday Lineup Card: You Canha Do It

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

Nationals (Stephen Strasburg – R) at Red Sox (Justin Masterson – R), 6:10
Yankees (CC Sabathia – L) at Orioles (Miguel Gonzalez – R), 7:05
Tigers (Shane Greene – R) at Pirates (A.J. Burnett – R), 7:05
Rays (Matt Andriese – R) at Blue Jays (Daniel Norris – L), 7:07
White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Indians (Carlos Carrasco – R), 7:10
Phillies (David Buchanan – R) at Mets (Matt Harvey – R), 7:10
Marlins (Tom Koehler – R) at Braves (Trevor Cahill – R), 7:10
Angels (Drew Rucinski – R) at Rangers (Nick Martinez – R), 8:05
Reds (Anthony DeSclafani – R) at Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R), 8:05
Athletics (Kendall Graveman – R) at Astros (Brad Peacock – R), 8:10
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Dodgers (David Huff – L), 10:10
Diamondbacks (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Padres (Odrisamer Despaigne – R), 10:10
Rockies (Christian Bergman – R) at Giants (Tim Hudson – R), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game: None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Hanley Ramirez, SS, BOS (foot) – Removed from Monday's game, but seems okay
Michael Brantley, OF, CLE (back) – Will take BP Tuesday; game status uncertain
Billy Hamilton, OF, CIN (finger) – Will play Tuesday
Kole Calhoun, OF, LAA (calf) – Expected back in Tuesday
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN (hip) – Expected to avoid the DL
Scott Kazmir, SP, OAK (calf) – Had some cramping during Monday start; seems fine
Alex Rios, OF, KC (hand) – Removed Monday as a precaution after being hit by pitch
Stephen Vogt, 1B, OAK (ankle) – Hurt Monday, but not believed to be serious
Juan Uribe, 3B, LAD (hamstring) – Couldn't go Sunday or Monday
Justin Turner, 3B, LAD (finger) – Took grounders Monday; seems close
Brad Peacock, SP, HOU (hip) – Starting Tuesday
Casey McGehee, 3B, SF (knee) – Out of the lineup for two straight
David Phelps, SP, MIA (paternity) – Expected to make Friday start
Mike Olt, 3B, CHC (wrist) – Scratched Monday
Tommy La Stella, 2B, CHC (oblique) – Did some throwing Monday; results uncertain

Players on the DL

Anthony Rendon, 2B, WAS (knee) – Threw and swung over the weekend, but still not close
Alex Cobb, SP, TB (forearm) – Playing catch; no timetable for return
Ian Kennedy, SP, SD (hamstring) – Throwing a bullpen in the next couple days
Jake McGee, RP, TB (elbow) – Threw live BP Monday
Matt Wieters, C, BAL (elbow) – Could play in rehab game Tuesday
Brett Gardner, OF, NYY (wrist) – X-rays negative
Denard Span, OF, WAS (abdomen) – Will play seven innings in extended spring soon
J.J. Hardy, SS, BAL (shoulder) – A few days away from a rehab assignment
Homer Bailey, SP, CIN (forearm) – Will come back and start Saturday
Bobby Parnell, RP, NYM (elbow) – Heading out on rehab assignment this week
Henderson Alvarez, SP, MIA (shoulder) – Having MRI to go with his DL trip
Michael Saunders, OF, TOR (knee) – Expected back in rehab action Tuesday
Tsuyoshi Wada, SP, CHC (groin) – Likely nearing rehab assignment
Tanner Scheppers, RP, TEX (ankle) – Close to returning; no more rehab games
Kyuji Fujikawa, RP, TEX (groin) – Playing in Double-A rehab game Tuesday
Jose Pirela, SS, NYY (concussion) – Will play in extended spring next week
Vic Black, RP, NYM (shoulder) – Rehab games this week; back in late April, early May
Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA (elbow) – Hopes to resume throwing by end of week
Dallas Beeler, RP, CHC (shoulder) – Will resume pitching by midweek
Tyler Chatwood, SP, COL (elbow) – Resting 10 days before returning to extended spring
Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIN (elbow) – Playing catch Wednesday
Josh Johnson, SP, SD (elbow) – Will go on rehab trip in May
Wesley Wright, RP, BAL (shoulder) – Out 4-6 weeks
Brett Oberholtzer, SP, HOU (finger) – Played catch without bandage Monday
Ryan Rua, OF, TEX (ankle) – In a boot for the next three weeks
Jeff Mathis, C, MIA (finger) – Projected out 4-6 weeks
Lisalverto Bonilla, RP, TEX (elbow) – Will have Tommy John surgery
Justin Grimm, RP, CHC (forearm) – Rehabbing at extended spring training

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

Called Up

Reid Brignac, SS, MIA
J.T. Realmuto, C, MIA
Carter Capps, RP, MIA
Dominic Leone, RP, SEA
Jose Urena, RP, MIA
Joel De La Cruz, RP, NYY
Josh Smith, RP, CIN
Kyle Skipworth, C, CIN

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Raisel Iglesias, SP, CIN
Chris Dominguez, 3B, CIN
Cesar Jimenez, RP, PHI (outrighted)
Eddie Gamboa, RP, BAL
Tom Layne, RP, BOS
Ed Easley, C, STL
Casey Sadler, SP, PIT
Matt den Dekker, OF, WAS

Activated from the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Koji Uehara, RP, BOS
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS
David Lough, OF, BAL

Placed on the DL (15-day, unless otherwise noted)

Henderson Alvarez, SP, MIA (shoulder)
Jeff Mathis, C, MIA (finger)
Don Kelly, OF, MIA (finger)
Brandon Workman, SP, BOS (elbow)
Tom Wilhelmsen, RP, SEA (elbow)

Designated for Assignment

Daniel Corcino, RP, CIN
Ryan Dennick, RP, CIN
Juan Jaime, RP, ATL
Kyle Davies, RP, NYY

Released

Ryan Webb, RP, LAD

Closer Watch

Red Sox – Koji's back, back again. Koji's back, tell your friends. That's right, folks, Koji Uehara's hamstring is feeling fine, so the 40-year-old closer is ready to reclaim his job. Edward Mujica becomes instantly near-worthless in leagues that don't count holds unless you're a certified save speculator.

RockiesLaTroy Hawkins has already lost his job, and it was Rafael Betancourt who got the first crack at replacing him Monday. Betancourt delivered two strikeouts en route to a perfect inning and the save, but he'll be sharing the role with Adam Ottavino for a little while at least.

MetsJeurys Familia netted his second save Monday, and it looks like he's got a pretty good hold on the job right now, but Bobby Parnell (Tommy John surgery) and Vic Black (shoulder) are both on their way back and could quite reasonably factor into the mix if healthy.

RaysBrad Boxberger had few problems en route to his third save Monday, working around a walk in a scoreless ninth. He had one bad outing, but has nonetheless struck out seven batters in 4.1 innings and is looking like a legitimate threat to keep the job away from Jake McGee (elbow) even when the Rays' projected closer makes his return from the disabled list.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – April 14, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
H. RamirezSSBOS vs WAS
6:10PM
S. Strasburg16531234.313.421.6251.046
A. JonesOFBAL vs NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia5617831248.304.344.571.916
V. Martinez1BDET @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett27731364.259.412.444.856
M. Aviles2BCLE vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Quintana19800101.421.421.421.842
M. BrantleyOFCLE vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Quintana201041521.500.542.8001.342
M. CabreraOFCWS @ CLE
7:10PM
C. Carrasco10521520.500.583.9001.483
D. Gordon2BMIA @ ATL
7:10PM
T. Cahill15620131.400.500.5331.033
I. SuzukiOFMIA @ ATL
7:10PM
T. Cahill301220122.400.455.467.921
E. Sogard2BOAK @ HOU
8:10PM
B. Peacock14630011.429.467.7861.252
H. Kendrick2BLAD vs SEA
10:10PM
H. Iwakuma24940106.375.375.542.917
M. McKenryCCOL @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson11500102.455.455.455.909
Hot Pitcher Matchups – April 14, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
CC SabathiaNYY @ BAL
7:05PM
1524319622436.283.299.502.801
A.J. BurnettPIT vs DET
7:05PM
1002210312915.220.296.388.684
Miguel GonzalezBAL vs NYY
7:05PM
78171035514.218.265.420.685
Jake ArrietaCHC vs CIN
8:05PM
6313508625.206.275.288.564
Cold Batter Matchups – April 14, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. CraigOFBOS vs WAS
6:10PM
S. Strasburg12100006.083.083.083.167
Y. EscobarSSWAS @ BOS
6:10PM
J. Masterson14300116.214.267.214.481
J. MartinezOFDET @ PIT
7:05PM
A. Burnett10000002.000.000.000.000
A. SimmonsSSATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler18211132.111.238.278.516
E. Young Jr.OFATL vs MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler10110011.100.182.200.382
R. RaburnOFCLE vs CWS
7:10PM
J. Quintana14200114.143.200.143.343
J. Abreu1BCWS @ CLE
7:10PM
C. Carrasco10200102.200.200.200.400
E. AybarSSLAA @ TEX
8:05PM
N. Martinez10111200.100.100.400.500
J. ReddickOFOAK @ HOU
8:10PM
B. Peacock10210133.200.385.400.785
E. InciarteOFARI @ SD
10:10PM
O. Despaigne12210000.167.167.250.417
W. Middlebrooks3BSD vs ARI
10:10PM
J. Hellickson12100008.083.083.083.167
N. Arenado3BCOL @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson10210001.200.273.300.573
C. GonzalezOFCOL @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson14210122.143.250.214.464
D. StubbsOFCOL @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson13300104.231.231.231.462
Cold Pitcher Matchups – April 14, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jose QuintanaCWS @ CLE
7:10PM
12939122161121.302.357.424.781
Trevor CahillATL vs MIA
7:10PM
953481111014.358.418.474.891

Recommended Pickup
Mark Canha, 1B, OAK – A Rule 5 pick, Canha came into the season with low expectations, but after sitting out Opening Day, he's been given full-time at-bats – seeing starts at first base and left field – and he's been rolling with it. Canha's got hits in all six games he's played in this season, and he's collected a .367 average, a homer and seven RBI so far. He's a 26-year-old rookie, so this isn't a freak-out-and-grab-him moment, but it's well worth noting that Canha racked up a .303/.384/.505 line with 20 homers for Triple-A New Orleans in the Marlins organization last year. There's a legit bat here, and the fact that he's hitting high up in the lineup certainly counts for something.

Other Recent Recommendations:Kevin Kiermaier, Stephen Vogt, Miguel Castro, Jake Lamb, Joe Panik

DraftKings Value Picks

SP: Daniel Norris, TOR ($5,600)
C: Travis d'Arnaud, NYM ($3,800)
1B: Lucas Duda, NYM ($4,400)
2B: Jose Ramirez, CLE ($3,200)
3B: Jake Lamb, ARI ($3,600)
SS: Tim Beckham, TB ($3,100)
OF: Billy Hamilton, CIN ($4,300)

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