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Tuesday Lineup Card: Marmol Already Melting

Andrew Fiorentino

Managing hockey editor, talent wrangler, football columnist, FSWA's 2015 fantasy hockey writer of the year. Twitter: @akfiorentino

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Tuesday's Starters – all times Eastern
Orioles (Jason Hammel – R) at Rays (David Price – L), 3:10
Indians (Justin Masterson – R) at Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – K), 7:07
Rockies (Jorge De La Rosa – L) at Brewers (Marco Estrada – R), 8:10
Rangers (Yu Darvish – R) at Astros (Lucas Harrell – R), 8:10
Cardinals (Jaime Garcia – L) at Diamondbacks (Trevor Cahill – R), 9:40
Mariners (Hisashi Iwakuma – R) at Athletics (Jarrod Parker – R), 10:05
Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L) at Dodgers (Hyun-Jin Ryu – L), 10:10

Day Game After Night Game: None



Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (hand) --
Franklin Gutierrez, OF, SEA (leg) – Started in center on Monday
Sam Fuld, OF, TB (illness) – Starting in right Tuesday

David Wright, 3B, NYM (ribs) – Looked good Monday
Pablo Sandoval, 3B, SF (elbow) – Felt fine after Monday's game
Wade Miley, SP, ARI (arm) – Will start Friday against Milwaukee
Ryan Ludwick, OF, CIN (shoulder) – Dislocated shoulder; will have MRI Tuesday

Disabled List

Brett Lawrie, 3B, TOR (ribs) – Hopes to get in by the weekend
David Ortiz, DH, BOS (Achilles) – Ran Monday; could play in rehab games next week
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (wrist) – Took off his brace, but still out 'til May or June
Alex Rodriguez, 3B, NYY (hip) – Rehab going well, but still out through the All-Star break
Derek Jeter, SS, NYY (ankle) – Played catch and received treatment Monday; return unclear
John Danks, SP, CHW (shoulder) – Will pitch in a minor-league game Thursday
Phil Hughes, SP, NYY (back) – Successful spring outing; on track for April 11 start
Ryan Madson, RP, LAA (elbow) – Shut down; likely out most of April… or more
Alex White, SP, HOU (elbow) – May need Tommy John

Chase Headley, 3B, SD (thumb) – Took grounders one-handed; out 'til late April
Chad Billingsley, SP, LAD (finger) – Rehab game Thursday; slated for April 10 start
Cody Ross, OF, ARI (calf) – Going on rehab trip; could return as soon as next Monday
Shaun Marcum, SP, NYM (neck) – Has biceps injury too, but still slated to start Sunday
Jonny Venters, RP, ATL (elbow) – Expected out at least another month
Brandon Inge, 3B, PIT (shoulder) – Has an incomplete fracture; back in mid-late April
Christian Garcia, SP, WAS (forearm) – Played catch Sunday; likely out 'til May


Placed on DL
Curtis Granderson, OF, NYY (forearm)
Danny Duffy, SP, KC (elbow)
Michael Schwimer, RP, TOR (back)
Jenrry Mejia, SP, NYM (elbow)
Johan Santana, SP, NYM (shoulder)
Darwin Barney, 2B, CHC (knee)
Frank Francisco, RP, NYM (elbow)

Activated from DL

Sent Down

Zach Lutz, 3B, NYM

Called Up

Alberto Gonzalez, 2B, CHC

Closer Watch

Cubs – Well, Carlos Marmol has already lost a save to Kyuji Fujikawa. Marmol struck out his first batter Monday, but then he unraveled. He hit a batter, then gave up a single and a walk before manager Dale Sveum pieced the rest of the ninth together with James Russell and Fujikawa. Right now, it looks overwhelmingly likely that Marmol is going to lose this job at some point, and possibly soon.

Brewers – John Axford blew it in the ninth Monday, giving up a homer to Dexter Fowler, though he struck out the other three batters he faced. Jim Henderson won in relief and should get some holds, but Axford is still the only guy in the Milwaukee pen to own in most leagues.

Tigers – Joaquin Benoit pitched the eighth and started the ninth Monday, but was removed after getting the first out. In came Phil Coke, who got the last two outs and the save. This seems like it's going to be a fluid situation for a while.

Successful first saves Monday (before the late games): Craig Kimbrel, Rafael Soriano, Addison Reed, Ernesto Frieri


Hot Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Brian Roberts - 2B BAL @ TB
4/2 3:10 PM
David Price 3-10 .300 0 1 3 2 1 .500 .385 .885
James Loney - 1B TB vs BAL
4/2 3:10 PM
Jason Hammel 9-29 .310 3 5 8 0 1 .690 .310 1.000
Melky Cabrera - OF TOR vs CLE
4/2 7:07 PM
Justin Masterson 11-21 .524 1 3 2 3 0 .762 .583 1.345
Eric Chavez - 3B ARI vs STL
4/2 9:40 PM
Jake Westbrook 9-28 .321 3 6 7 8 3 .750 .472 1.222
Aaron Hill - 2B ARI vs STL
4/2 9:40 PM
Jake Westbrook 6-12 .500 0 0 2 1 1 .500 .538 1.038
Eric Hinske - 1B ARI vs STL
4/2 9:40 PM
Jake Westbrook 5-14 .357 0 2 2 2 1 .500 .438 .938
Hot Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp



Cold Batter Matchups At-Bats AVG HR XBH RBI BB K SLG OBP OPS
Adam Jones - OF BAL @ TB
4/2 3:10 PM
David Price 3-20 .150 0 2 2 1 5 .250 .190 .440
Nolan Reimold - OF BAL @ TB
4/2 3:10 PM
David Price 2-18 .111 0 0 2 2 5 .111 .190 .302
Ryan Roberts - 3B TB vs BAL
4/2 3:10 PM
Jason Hammel 1-14 .071 0 0 0 2 4 .071 .235 .307
Nick Swisher - OF CLE @ TOR
4/2 7:07 PM
R.A. Dickey 1-10 .100 0 0 2 1 4 .100 .250 .350
Jason Kubel - OF ARI vs STL
4/2 9:40 PM
Jake Westbrook 3-18 .167 0 0 1 3 1 .167 .273 .439
Andre Ethier - OF LAD vs SF
4/2 10:10 PM
Madison Bumgarner 1-10 .100 0 0 1 0 1 .100 .100 .200
Adrian Gonzalez - 1B LAD vs SF
4/2 10:10 PM
Madison Bumgarner 2-11 .182 0 1 1 0 1 .273 .182 .455
Cold Pitcher Matchups At-Bats Opp
BB K Opp
Justin Masterson CLE @ Tor
4/2 7:07 PM
Blue Jays Batters 24-62 .387 2 8 10 10 3 .589 .475 1.064
Jake Westbrook STL @ Ari
4/2 9:40 PM
Diamondbacks Batters 30-89 .337 3 12 17 15 6 .560 .430 .990

Recommended Pickup
Tyler Flowers, C, CHW – One of my favorite end-of-draft picks this year, Flowers is very underrepresented in fantasy ownership right now – 24 percent on CBS, 10 percent on Yahoo and 1 percent (?!) on ESPN. A one-time top prospect, Flowers showed a great combination of power and patience in the minors, and though the start of his MLB career has largely been a struggle, he's got power, he's in a good park for homers, and he has essentially an uncontested spot as the White Sox's starting catcher. Oh, and he homered on Opening Day. He probably won't hit for average, but 18-20 homers wouldn't be out of the question.

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