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Monday Lineup Card: The Price is Right

Anthony Tynan

Anthony Tynan writes about fantasy sports for RotoWire.

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Projected Starters – A look at Monday's matchups (all times Eastern)

Yankees (A.J. Burnett – R) at Rays (David Price – L), 6:40
Phillies (Cliff Lee – L) at Cardinals (Jake Westbrook – R), 7:05
Pirates (Paul Maholm – L) at Nationals (John Lannan – L), 7:05
Blue Jays (Kyle Drabek – R) at Tigers (Max Scherzer – R), 7:05
Marlins (Josh Johnson – R) at Mets (Mike Pelfrey – R), 7:10
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano – R) at Reds (Homer Bailey – R), 7:10
Astros (Brett Myers – R) at Braves (Tommy Hanson – R), 7:10
Orioles (Chris Tillman – R) at Red Sox (Daisuke Matsuzaka – R), 7:10
Indians (Carlos Carrasco – R) at Royals (Kyle Davies – R), 8:10
Rangers (Colby Lewis – R) at White Sox (Edwin Jackson – R), 8:10
Giants (Tim Lincecum – R) at Rockies (Clayton Mortensen – R), 8:40
Padres (Clayton Richard – L) at Diamondbacks (Armando Galarraga – R), 9:40
Angels (Joel Pineiro – R) at Athletics (Brett Anderson – L), 10:05
Brewers (Shaun Marcum – R) at Dodgers (Jon Garland – R), 10:10
Twins (Scott Baker – R) at Mariners (Michael Pineda – R), 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)
Adam Lind, OF, TOR – (Back) Hoping he can return to lineup on Monday.
Jorge Posada, C, NYY – (Back) Out of lineup again Sunday.
Joe Blanton, P, PHI – (Elbow) Soreness, low velocity Saturday.
Chase Headley, 3B, SD – (Ankle) Out of Sunday’s lineup, should return by Tuesday.
Ian Desmond, SS, WAS – (Quadriceps) Still battling soreness, missed Sunday’s game.
Ryan Hanigan, C, CIN – (Hand) Missed Sunday’s game, but Hernandez doing just fine.
Colby Rasmus, OF, STL – (Ribs) Missed Sunday’s game, will be examined by team doctors Monday.
Shane Victorino, OF, PHI – (Hamstring) Out until Wednesday, at least.
Jason Heyward, OF, ATL – (Shoulder) Took swings Sunday, could return Tuesday.
Chipper Jones, 3B, ATL – (Knee) Scratched from Sunday’s lineup.
Ryan Roberts, 2B, ARZ – (Illness) Returned to lineup on Sunday.

Players on the DL
Jayson Nix, 2B, TOR – (Leg) Started rehab Friday, could return to team Monday.
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX – (Shoulder) Will have CT scan Wednesday, could start rehab Thursday.
Dan Wheeler, P, TB – (Calf) Figures to spend lots of 30-day rehab in the minors.
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B, MIN – (Leg) Won’t start rehab for another week.
Justin Duchscherer, P, BAL – (Hip) Throwing in simulated games.
Nelson Cruz, OF, TEX – (Quadriceps) Will start rehab Monday, should return over weekend.
Andrew Bailey, P, OAK – (Forearm) Rehab starting as soon as Tuesday.
Barry Zito, P, SF – (Foot) Still building arm strength but rehab should be within a couple weeks.
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF – (Hand) Stitches removed, three-to-four weeks away.
Geovany Soto, C, CHC – (Grion) Will rehab in Arizona.
Albert Pujols, 1B, STL – (Hand/Wrist) Hit by pitch Sunday, may get x-rays on Monday.
Chase Utley, 2B, PHI – (Knee) Was supposed to play nine innings in rehab for first time on Sunday.
Brian Schneider, C, PHI – (Hamstring) Out a month.
Roy Oswalt, P, PHI – (Back) Threw bullpen session Sunday, remains on track to start Tuesday.
Brad Lidge, P, PHI – (Shoulder) May throw off mound this week.
Rafael Furcal, SS, LAD – (Thumb) Could return as soon as Monday.
Ike Davis, 1B, NYM – (Calf) Looks like he will miss more than two weeks.
Aaron Cook, P, COL – (Shoulder) Started rehab Sunday.
Jose Contreras, P, PHI – (Elbow) May not close when he returns.

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)
Brandon Beachy, P, ATL

Called Up
Scott Proctor, P, ATL

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

Nothing new to add today, but see yesterday’s Lineup Card for plenty of useful information.

Key Matchups

Raul Ibanez v. Jake Westbrook – 9-for-26 (.346), 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2:1 BB:K
Jayson Werth v. Paul Maholm – 8-for-21 (.381), 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1:5 BB:K
Ivan Rodriguez v. Paul Maholm – 4-for-9 (.444), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0:0 BB:K
Matt Diaz v. Paul Maholm – 11-for-25 (.440), 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3:1 BB:K
Andrew McCutchen v. John Lannan – 4-for-11 (.364), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 3:2 BB:K
Neil Walker v. John Lannan – 5-for-10 (.500), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0:2 BB:K
Jason Bay v. Josh Johnson – 4-for-9 (.444), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 0:3 BB:K
Omar Infante v. Mike Pelfrey – 8-for-17 (.471), 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1:1 BB:K
Greg Dobbs v. Mike Pelfrey – 7-for-17 (.412), 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0:1 BB:K
Edgar Renteria v. Carlos Zambrano – 13-for-34 (.382), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 7:7 BB:K
Chipper Jones v. Brett Myers – 12-for-38 (.316), 3 HR, 7 RBI, 10:3 BB:K
Dan Uggla v. Brett Myers – 14-for-40 (.350), 5 HR, 14 RBI, 2:10 BB:K
Nate McLouth v. Brett Myers – 5-for-11 (.455), 3 HR, 5 RBI, 1:2 BB:K
Martin Prado v. Brett Myers – 4-for-7 (.571), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1:1 BB:K
Todd Helton v. Tim Lincecum – 11-for-30 (.367), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 7:5 BB:K
Chris Iannetta v. Tim Lincecum – 6-for-15 (.400), 1 HR, 4 RBI, 8:4 BB:K
Yuniesky Betancourt v. Jon Garland – 9-for-23 (.391), 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0:2 BB:K
Craig Counsell v. Jon Garland – 5-for-12 (.417), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0:1 BB:K
Evan Longoria v. A.J. Burnett – 12-for-32 (.375), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1:9 BB:K
Yunel Escobar v. Max Scherzer – 8-for-18 (.444), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1:5 BB:K
Jose Bautista v. Max Scherzer – 4-for-5 (.800), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 3:0 BB:K
Carl Crawford v. Chris Tillman – 6-for-12 (.500), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0:1 BB:K
Brian Roberts v. Daisuke Matsuzaka – 9-for-20 (.450), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 5:5 BB:K
Matt Wieters v. Daisuke Matsuzaka – 6-for-11 (.545), 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1:1 BB:K
Luke Scott v. Daisuke Matsuzaka – 4-for-13 (.308), 1 HR, 5 RBI, 6:3 BB:K
Billy Butler v. Carlos Carrasco – 5-for-8 (.625), 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1:1 BB:K
Mark Ellis v. Joel Pineiro – 16-for-40 (.400), 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6:4 BB:K
David DeJesus v. Joel Pineiro – 10-for-28 (.357), 0 HR, 6 RBI, 1:1 BB:K
Coco Crisp v. Joel Pineiro – 8-for-22 (.364), 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1:3 BB:K
Torii Hunter v. Brett Anderson – 5-for-9 (.556), 1 HR, 6 RBI, 0:1 BB:K

David Price v. Yankees - .208/.313/.375 in 144 AB, 31:21 K:BB

Garrett Jones v. John Lannan – 1-for-10 (.100), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0:3 BB:K
David Wright v. Josh Johnson – 6-for-29 (.207), 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1:8 BB:K
Jose Reyes v. Josh Johnson – 4-for-25 (.160), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3:3 BB:K
Brandon Phillips v. Carlos Zambrano – 9-for-43 (.209), 2 RH, 6 RBI, 5:11 BB:K
Scott Rolen v. Carlos Zambrano – 8-for-45 (.178), 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3:8 BB:K
Troy Tulowitzki v. Tim Lincecum – 6-for-35 (.171), 1 HR, 5 RBI, 2:8 BB:K
Dexter Fowler v. Tim Lincecum – 2-for-16 (.125), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 4:6 BB:K
Melvin Mora v. Clayton Richard – 0-for-9 (.000), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3:3 BB:K
Jason Bartlett v. Armanda Galarraga – 1-for-13 (.077), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1:2 BB:K
Rickie Weeks v. Jon Garland – 1-for-10 (.100), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0:5 BB:K
B.J. Upton v. A.J. Burnett – 7-for-36 (.194), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 6:15 BB:K
Johnny Damon v. A.J. Burnett – 4-for-22 (.182), 1 HR, 1 RBI, 4:4 BB:K
Mark Teixeira v. David Price – 3-for-19 (.158), 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2:1 BB:K
Jorge Posada v. David Price – 1-for-18 (.056), 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3:10 BB:K
Kevin Kouzmanoff v. Joel Pineiro – 3-for-18 (.167), 1 HR, 3 RBI, 0:2 BB:K
Daric Barton v. Joel Pineiro – 0-for-11 (.000), 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1:3 BB:K

Mike Pelfrey v. Mets - .301/.350/.451 in 133 AB, 19:9 K:BB 9
Brett Myers v. Braves - .318/.389/.636 in 173 AB, .8:19 K:BB
Daisuke Matsuzaka v. Orioles - .317/.429/.462 in 104 AB, 26:20 K:BB

Recommended Pickup

Tyson Ross, P, OAK – Here is yet another young pitcher churned out by the Athletics system. Ross has not been as ballyhooed as a Brett Anderson or a Trevor Cahill, but it is hard to argue with his results. Ross has taken command of his stuff while in the rotation and he has a 1.35 ERA in his last four starts, culminating in Saturday’s line: 7.1 innings, two earned runs and eight K’s against the White Sox. He won’t normally strike out that many, but it is time to show him some love even without an explosive heater.

Other recent recommendations: Jamey Wright, Rick Porcello, Mark Trumbo, Julio Borbon, Erick Aybar, Mike Fontenot

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Draft Street Lineup

C – Victor Martinez ($5,923)
1B – Billy Butler ($6,294)
2B – Neil Walker ($6,761)
3B – Chipper Jones ($7,141)
SS – Hanley Ramirez ($5,413)
OF – Andrew McCutchen ($7,233)
OF – Ichiro Suzuki ($7,296)
OF – Justin Upton ($5,613)
UTIL – Carl Crawford ($3,780)
UTIL – Kevin Youkilis ($5,762)
SP – Michael Pineda ($13,233)
SP – David Price ($13,858)
RP – Frank Francisco ($1,618)
P – Brett Anderson ($9,570)

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