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Tuesday Lineup Card: Sweet, Sweet Odor

Andrew Fiorentino

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

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

Twins (Kyle Gibson – R) at Cardinals (Michael Wacha – R), 1:45
Rockies (Chris Rusin – L) at Astros (Vincent Velasquez – R), 2:10
Athletics (Scott Kazmir – L) at Padres (Andrew Cashner – R), 3:40
Mariners (J.A. Happ – L) at Giants (Tim Lincecum – R), 3:45
Braves (Julio Teheran – R) at Red Sox (Wade Miley – L), 4:05
Phillies (Jerome Williams – R) at Orioles (Chris Tillman – R), 7:05
White Sox (Jose Quintana – L) at Pirates (Charlie Morton – R), 7:05
Reds (Mike Lorenzen – R) at Tigers (Kyle Ryan – L), 7:08
Yankees (Nathan Eovaldi – R) at Marlins (David Phelps – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (Scott Copeland – R) at Mets (Matt Harvey – R), 7:10
Nationals (Tanner Roark – R) at Rays (Alex Colome – R), 7:10
Dodgers (Brett Anderson – L) at Rangers (Chi Chi Gonzalez – R), 8:05
Indians (Trevor Bauer –R) at Cubs (Jake Arrieta – R), 8:05
Royals (Chris Young – R) at Brewers (Matt Garza – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Jeremy Hellickson – R) at Angels (Garrett Richards – R), 10:05

Day Game After Night Game: KC, STL, COL, HOU, OAK, SD, SEA, SF, ATL, BOS

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (hamstring) – Out for third straight Monday
Carlos Gomez, OF, MIL (hip) – Having an MRI on Tuesday
Evan Longoria, 3B, TB (wrist) – Hit Monday; could play Tuesday
Trevor Rosenthal, RP, STL (arm) – Unavailable Monday
Mark Trumbo, OF, SEA (back) – Out Monday, but was able to take BP
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA (shoulder) – Out about a week
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC (hand) – Next start pushed back to Friday
Colby Rasmus, OF, HOU (personal) – Placed on bereavement list Monday
Sam Fuld, OF, OAK (hand) – Out with bruise Monday
Jon Moscot, SP, CIN (shoulder) – Suffered dislocation Monday

Players on the DL

Stephen Strasburg, SP, WAS (neck) – Making rehab start Wednesday
Jose Fernandez, SP, MIA (elbow) – Will return July 2
Victor Martinez, 1B, DET (knee) – Feeling good, close to returning
David Wright, 3B, NYM (back) – Targeting All-Star break
Hunter Pence, OF, SF (wrist) – Could start swinging lightly Tuesday
Lance Lynn, SP, STL (forearm) – Will miss just two starts total
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX (hamstring) – Hit off a tee Monday
Drew Smyly, SP, TB (shoulder) – Threw from 75 feet Monday
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TB (oblique) – Played catch again Monday
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM (quad) – Expected to return Saturday; probably will play third
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP, SEA (shoulder) – Making next start in Low-A
James Paxton, SP, SEA (finger) – Cleared to start throwing next week
Delino DeShields Jr., OF, TEX (hamstring) – Expected to be out three weeks
Jake Peavy, SP, SF (back) – Making fifth rehab start Tuesday in Triple-A
Mike Morse, OF, MIA (finger) – Could start rehab assignment Wednesday
Patrick Corbin, SP, ARI (elbow) – Strong rehab start Sunday
Matt Moore, SP, TB (elbow) – High-A rehab start pushed back to Tuesday (rain)
Derek Holland, SP, TEX (shoulder) – Having follow-up MRI on Thursday
Gregor Blanco, OF, SF (concussion) – Hoping for Wednesday or Thursday return
Martin Perez, SP, TEX (elbow) – Second rehab start in Double-A next Monday
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE (knee) – Received an injection Monday
Brandon Workman, SP, BOS (elbow) – Had Tommy John surgery
Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR (back) – Lat strain not considered serious
Danny Duffy, SP, KC (shoulder) – Will throw 65 pitches in Wednesday rehab start
Jonathan Schoop, 2B, BAL (knee) – Taking grounders; Double-A rehab starts Thursday
Neil Ramirez, RP, CHC (shoulder) – Starting rehab assignment Wednesday
Enrique Burgos, RP, ARI (shoulder) – Started Double-A rehab assignment Monday
Alex Avila, C, DET (knee) – Will start running and catching soon
Steve Tolleson, 3B, TOR (groin) – Playing full game at short in Triple-A Monday
Erik Goeddel, RP, NYM (elbow) – Inconclusive MRI; further evaluation coming
Jarred Cosart, SP, MIA (head) – Making rehab start in Triple-A on Tuesday
Cory Rasmus, RP, LAA (hernia) – Starting rehab assignment this week
Ricky Nolasco, SP, MIN (ankle) – Scheduled to visit specialist in near future
Chad Billingsley, SP, PHI (shoulder) – Throwing 60 pitches in Triple-A on Tuesday
Michael Morin, RP, LAA (oblique) – A few bullpens away from a rehab stint
Cory Luebke, RP, SD (elbow) – Threw perfect rehab inning Saturday
Ivan Nova, SP, NYY (elbow) – Final rehab start coming Friday
Samuel Deduno, SP, HOU (hip) – Threw a sim game Monday
Wesley Wright, RP, BAL (shoulder) – Starting Triple-A rehab assignment Tuesday
John Jaso, C, TB (wrist) – Aiming for pre-All-Star Game return
Ryan Rua, OF, TEX (ankle) – Expected to remain at Triple-A following activation

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

Called Up

Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX
Kyle Schwarber, C, CHC
Robbie Ross, RP, BOS
James Jones, OF, SEA
Akeel Morris, RP, NM
Sugar Ray Marimon, RP, ATL
Pedro Villarreal, RP, CIN
Ryan Lavarnway, C, ATL

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Christian Bethancourt, C, ATL
Todd Cunningham, OF, ATL
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, OF, NYM (outrighted)
Travis Shaw, 1B, BOS
Bruce Rondon, RP, DET
Danny Farquhar, RP, SEA

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

Delino DeShields Jr., OF, TEX (hamstring)
Wil Myers, OF, SD (wrist)
Tony Cingrani, RP, CIN (shoulder)

Designated For Assignment

Dillon Gee, SP, NYM
Jeff Bianchi, SS, BOS

Closer Watch

Cardinals -- With Trevor Rosenthal (arm tightness) unavailable Monday, Kevin Siegrist pitched a perfect ninth inning for his second save of the season. It sounds like Rosenthal is okay, but Siegrist may be in position to poach a couple more short-term saves.

Mets -- Jeurys Familia, who was pitching for the fourth time in five days (and more than one inning for the second consecutive day), gave up a game-tying homer to Jose Bautista in the top of the ninth Monday, but it was kind of a cheapo into the corner. Familia labored through that inning, putting a couple men on base after the homer, and will probably get a day or two of rest after this recent stretch. That could mean a save chance for someone else – perhaps Bobby Parnell or Hansel Robles – over the next couple days.

Blue Jays -- Brett Cecil blew his own save in turn Monday, giving up two runs in the 11th inning. He got just two outs and watched from the dugout as Liam Hendriks gave up the game-winning hit to Wilmer Flores on the first pitch. Cecil’s now allowed runs in three of his last four outings. He’s not going to lose his job right now, but it seems like Roberto Osuna is destined to become the Jays’ closer eventually.

Royals -- Greg Holland got the call for some extra work with the Royals leading 8-2 in the ninth inning Monday, and he wasn’t able to record an out, giving up four hits, a walk and three runs before Wade Davis came in to bail him out and earn the save. Holland had only allowed a single baserunner over his prior five outings, but hadn’t pitched since June 9 thanks to a recent lack of save situations.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – June 16, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
S. Smith OF SEA @ SF
3:45PM
T. Lincecum 44 11 6 3 5 3 11 .250 .298 .523 .821
N. Aoki OF SF vs SEA
3:45PM
J. Happ 11 6 3 1 2 0 0 .545 .545 1.000 1.545
C. Johnson 3B ATL @ BOS
4:05PM
W. Miley 11 4 1 1 4 0 3 .364 .364 .636 1.000
J. Hardy SS BAL vs PHI
7:05PM
J. Williams 19 7 2 1 3 2 3 .368 .429 .579 1.008
A. Jones OF BAL vs PHI
7:05PM
J. Williams 12 3 2 1 3 1 0 .250 .308 .583 .891
A. Ramirez 3B MIL vs KC
8:10PM
C. Young 13 4 3 1 2 1 3 .308 .333 .692 1.026
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 16, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Wade Miley BOS vs ATL
4:05PM
84 21 6 2 9 2 12 .250 .273 .364 .637
Cold Batter Matchups – June 16, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
W. Bloomquist SS SEA @ SF
3:45PM
T. Lincecum 13 3 0 0 0 0 1 .231 .231 .231 .462
J. Uribe 3B ATL @ BOS
4:05PM
W. Miley 19 3 2 0 3 0 3 .158 .158 .263 .421
S. Choo OF TEX vs LAD
8:05PM
B. Anderson 12 1 0 0 1 1 5 .083 .154 .083 .237
A. Rios OF KC @ MIL
8:10PM
M. Garza 31 6 2 0 0 3 3 .194 .265 .290 .555
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 16, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jerome Williams PHI @ BAL
7:05PM
87 24 14 6 14 6 20 .276 .323 .576 .898


Recommended Pickup
Rougned Odor, 2B, TEX – Fantasy owners who gambled on the 21-year-old’s upside had to deal with a highly unpleasant Odor earlier this year, as he hit .144 in 29 games before being demoted to Triple-A Round Rock. You like to see talented young players answer the challenge by outperforming in the minors, and that’s exactly what Odor’s done – in 30 games since being sent down, he’s hit .352/.426/.639, homering five times to go with three steals and more walks (12) than strikeouts (10). He returned with a 3-for-3 evening Monday, offering hope that the sweet-smelling Odor is back and here to stay.

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DraftKings Value Picks

SP: Tanner Roark, WAS ($5,900)
C: Yasmani Grandal, LAD ($3,800)
1B: Justin Bour, MIA ($2,700)
2B: Justin Turner, LAD ($3,800)
3B: Yasmany Tomas, ARI ($3,600)
SS: J.J. Hardy, BAL ($3,300)
OF: A.J. Pollock, ARI ($3,900)
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