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Tuesday Lineup Card: Pencil In The Eraser

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)

Phillies (Sean O’Sullivan – R) at Yankees (CC Sabathia – L), 7:05
Reds (Josh Smith – R) at Pirates (Jeff Locke – L), 7:05
Braves (Alex Wood – L) at Nationals (Jordan Zimmermann – R), 7:05
Orioles (Ubaldo Jimenez – R) at Red Sox (Joe Kelly – R), 7:10
Tigers (David Price – L) at Indians (Danny Salazar – R), 7:10
Cardinals (Carlos Martinez – R) at Marlins (Jose Urena – R), 7:10
Blue Jays (R.A. Dickey – K) at Rays (Chris Archer – R), 7:10
Athletics (Jesse Chavez – R) at Rangers (Chi Chi Gonzalez – R), 8:05
Dodgers (Zack Greinke – R) at Cubs (Jason Hammel – R), 8:05
Mets (Jon Niese – L) at Brewers (Mike Fiers – R), 8:10
White Sox (Jeff Samardzija – R) at Twins (Mike Pelfrey – R), 8:10
Diamondbacks (Chase Anderson – R) at Rockies (Kyle Kendrick – R), 8:40
Astros (Collin McHugh – R) at Angels (C.J. Wilson – L), 10:05
Royals (Jeremy Guthrie – R) at Mariners (Mike Montgomery – L), 10:10
Padres (Odrisamer Despaigne – R) at Giants (Madison Bumgarner – L), 10:15

Day Game After Night Game:

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Freddie Freeman, 1B, ATL (wrist) – Likely to hit DL
Nelson Cruz, OF, SEA (hamstring) – Left Monday’s game with tightness
Aroldis Chapman, RP, CIN (personal) – Placed on paternity leave Monday
Carlos Gonzalez, OF, COL (hand) – No structural damage after leaving Sunday
Dexter Fowler, OF, CHC (ankle) – Sprained ankle Monday night
Mark Teixeira, 1B, NYY (neck) – Had cortisone shot Monday; could be back Wednesday
Neil Walker, 2B, PIT (illness) – Pinch hit Sunday; could be back in soon
Erasmo Ramirez, SP, TB (groin) – Feeling “way better”; throwing bullpen Tuesday
Yan Gomes, C, CLE (neck) – Out again Monday, but could return during current series
Tsuyoshi Wada, SP, CHC (shoulder) – Left Monday’s start with deltoid cramping

Players on the DL

Jorge Soler, OF, CHC (ankle) – One week away from rehab assignment
Lance Lynn, SP, STL (forearm) – Returning and starting Thursday
Jake Odorizzi, SP, TB (oblique) – Plans to rejoin rotation in two weeks
Andrew Miller, RP, NYY (forearm) – Playing catch for first time since injury Wednesday
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (shoulder) – Could return Friday or even earlier
Jered Weaver, SP, LAA (hip) – Not expected back until after the All-Star break
Yordano Ventura, SP, KC (arm) – Threw bullpen over weekend; will need one rehab game
James Paxton, SP, SEA (finger) – Has yet to begin throwing
Carl Crawford, OF, LAD (oblique) – Will return to game action in 10 days
Aaron Sanchez, SP, TOR (back) – Threw without pain Monday, but likely out through ASB
Jurickson Profar, 2B, TEX (shoulder) – Playing catch at 60 feet
Ryan Hanigan, C, BOS (hand) – Played in first rehab game Monday
Samuel Deduno, SP, HOU (hip) – Had a setback; seeing another specialist
James Loney, 1B, TB (finger) – Took grounders Monday; swinging later this week
Alex Avila, C, DET (knee) – Likely to start rehab games Thursday in Triple-A
Jarred Cosart, SP, MIA (head) – Walked six in rehab game Sunday
Neil Ramirez, RP, CHC (shoulder) – Moving rehab to Triple-A on Tuesday
Ivan Nova, SP, NYY (elbow) – Will be activated and start Wednesday
Matt Albers, RP, CHW (finger) – Throwing a sim game Tuesday
Collin Cowgill, OF, LAA (wrist) – Will start hitting Wednesday
Mike Olt, 3B, CHC (wrist) – Rehab moving to Triple-A on Tuesday
Chad Billingsley, SP, PHI (shoulder) – Bombed in Sunday rehab outing
Zac Rosscup, RP, CHC (shoulder) – Heading to spring facility to rehab
Pedro Baez, RP, LAD (chest) – Tossed scoreless rehab inning Sunday
Brandon League, RP, LAD (shoulder) – Almost ready to return from rehab trip
Dan Jennings, RP, CHW (neck) – Started Triple-A rehab assignment Monday

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

Called Up

Michael Mariot, RP, KC
Nick Rumbelow, RP, NYY
Diego Moreno, RP, NYY

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Kyle Schwarber, C, CHC
Daniel Coulombe, RP, LAD
Matt West, RP, LAD
Addison Reed, RP, ARI
Jhonatan Solano, C, MIA (outrighted)
Danny Burawa, RP, NYY
Jose De Paula, RP, NYY
Scott Copeland, SP, TOR
Phil Coke, SP, TOR (refused assignment, elected free agency)
Ryan Tepera, RP, TOR
Aaron Brooks, RP, KC
Enny Romero, RP, TB

Activated from the DL

Joel Peralta, RP, LAD
Enrique Burgos, RP, ARI

Closer Watch

Cubs -- On Monday, Hector Rondon was tasked with the eighth inning, with Jason Motte getting the call in the ninth and the Cubs leading by three. Motte gave up a solo homer, but successfully converted his second save of the season. Pedro Strop pitched the seventh, which may give us some idea of the pecking order here, but it seems like this could be a highly variable situation moving forward, as Joe Maddon doesn’t seem to want to commit to one closer at this point.

Blue Jays -- We’ve been waiting all year for Roberto Osuna to get a save, and he got one in grand fashion Monday, striking out five and working around a walk over two innings. Brett Cecil has been struggling, so there’s certainly room for Osuna to take this job and run with it if he gets the chance. He’s certainly been the best, most electric arm in the Toronto bullpen this year.

Diamondbacks -- Arizona optioned ex-closer Addison Reed on Monday to bring Enrique Burgos off the DL. Before going down with a shoulder injury, Burgos looked like a strong candidate for closing duties, but his time on the sidelines has let Brad Ziegler own the role unchallenged. However, the groundballing Ziegler has only struck out one batter in his last 11 appearances, so he’s not exactly showing closer stuff. Burgos has closer stuff in spades. Take notice.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – June 23, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
F. Freeman 1B ATL @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg 28 12 5 3 9 6 7 .429 .500 .821 1.321
M. Byrd OF CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
J. Locke 10 4 3 2 5 0 4 .400 .364 1.100 1.464
T. Frazier 3B CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
J. Locke 18 8 3 2 3 2 1 .444 .500 .833 1.333
B. Hamilton OF CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
J. Locke 11 5 1 0 0 0 2 .455 .455 .545 1.000
A. Rodriguez 3B NYY vs PHI
7:05PM
S. O'Sullivan 12 4 3 1 2 0 1 .333 .333 .750 1.083
B. Harper OF WAS vs ATL
7:05PM
A. Wood 14 7 3 0 2 1 4 .500 .529 .714 1.244
A. Rendon 2B WAS vs ATL
7:05PM
A. Wood 13 8 1 1 1 1 2 .615 .643 .846 1.489
M. Napoli 1B BOS vs BAL
7:10PM
U. Jimenez 11 4 3 2 3 2 2 .364 .462 1.000 1.462
P. Sandoval 3B BOS vs BAL
7:10PM
U. Jimenez 34 11 5 2 5 2 10 .324 .378 .618 .996
C. Santana 1B CLE vs DET
7:10PM
D. Price 24 7 4 0 2 4 6 .292 .393 .458 .851
M. Cabrera 1B DET @ CLE
7:10PM
D. Salazar 19 7 3 2 5 1 9 .368 .400 .737 1.137
N. Castellanos 3B DET @ CLE
7:10PM
D. Salazar 14 4 3 1 1 0 4 .286 .286 .643 .929
R. Davis OF DET @ CLE
7:10PM
D. Salazar 10 4 0 0 0 1 1 .400 .455 .400 .855
I. Kinsler 2B DET @ CLE
7:10PM
D. Salazar 15 5 1 1 4 2 2 .333 .412 .533 .945
A. Cabrera SS TB vs TOR
7:10PM
R. Dickey 13 5 4 2 5 3 1 .385 .500 1.077 1.577
E. Longoria 3B TB vs TOR
7:10PM
R. Dickey 35 9 6 2 8 4 8 .257 .325 .543 .868
E. Encarnacion 1B TOR @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 25 4 3 3 6 2 4 .160 .250 .520 .770
J. Reyes SS TOR @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 21 9 1 0 2 3 3 .429 .500 .524 1.024
J. Smoak 1B TOR @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 10 3 1 1 3 1 4 .300 .364 .600 .964
S. Castro SS CHC vs LAD
8:05PM
Z. Greinke 16 5 2 0 2 3 2 .313 .421 .438 .859
M. Montero C CHC vs LAD
8:05PM
Z. Greinke 23 7 3 2 3 3 8 .304 .407 .609 1.016
A. Callaspo 2B LAD @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 12 5 1 0 1 2 0 .417 .500 .500 1.000
A. Ethier OF LAD @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 25 9 3 2 9 4 7 .360 .448 .640 1.088
H. Kendrick 2B LAD @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 13 7 2 0 5 1 0 .538 .600 .692 1.292
G. Beckham 2B CWS @ MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey 10 4 0 0 0 2 1 .400 .500 .400 .900
A. Garcia OF CWS @ MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey 11 6 1 0 1 0 1 .545 .545 .636 1.182
A. LaRoche 1B CWS @ MIN
8:10PM
M. Pelfrey 16 11 3 1 7 5 2 .688 .762 1.000 1.762
A. Ramirez 3B MIL vs NYM
8:10PM
J. Niese 19 6 3 2 4 0 2 .316 .350 .684 1.034
A. Hill 2B ARI @ COL
8:40PM
K. Kendrick 14 8 4 0 1 0 0 .571 .571 .857 1.429
J. Altuve 2B HOU @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 29 9 3 2 3 1 6 .310 .333 .552 .885
C. Carter DH HOU @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 26 9 4 2 5 6 11 .346 .469 .654 1.123
A. Pujols 1B LAA vs HOU
10:05PM
C. McHugh 13 4 1 1 3 1 3 .308 .357 .538 .896
D. Ackley OF SEA vs KC
10:10PM
J. Guthrie 10 6 5 2 3 1 1 .600 .636 1.500 2.136
R. Cano 2B SEA vs KC
10:10PM
J. Guthrie 46 11 5 3 6 2 8 .239 .271 .478 .749
K. Seager 3B SEA vs KC
10:10PM
J. Guthrie 10 3 1 1 2 1 3 .300 .364 .600 .964
D. Norris C SD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner 14 6 0 0 2 1 3 .429 .467 .429 .895
J. Upton OF SD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner 30 12 2 1 2 5 4 .400 .486 .533 1.019
W. Venable OF SD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner 13 4 2 1 1 0 2 .308 .308 .615 .923
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 23, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Chris Archer TB vs TOR
7:10PM
141 29 6 5 17 12 33 .206 .279 .332 .611
Cold Batter Matchups – June 23, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
C. Johnson 3B ATL @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg 29 8 1 0 3 0 9 .276 .276 .310 .586
A. Simmons SS ATL @ WAS
7:05PM
S. Strasburg 17 3 1 0 1 1 3 .176 .222 .235 .458
J. Bruce OF CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
J. Locke 18 3 2 0 4 0 3 .167 .158 .278 .436
B. Phillips 2B CIN @ PIT
7:05PM
J. Locke 14 2 0 0 0 2 3 .143 .250 .143 .393
M. Teixeira 1B NYY vs PHI
7:05PM
S. O'Sullivan 11 2 0 0 1 1 0 .182 .250 .182 .432
J. Francoeur OF PHI @ NYY
7:05PM
C. Sabathia 15 3 1 0 2 1 3 .200 .250 .267 .517
D. Espinosa 2B WAS vs ATL
7:05PM
A. Wood 13 3 0 0 0 0 4 .231 .286 .231 .516
W. Ramos C WAS vs ATL
7:05PM
A. Wood 12 3 0 0 2 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500
D. Span OF WAS vs ATL
7:05PM
A. Wood 13 2 2 0 0 0 4 .154 .154 .308 .462
D. Ortiz DH BOS vs BAL
7:10PM
U. Jimenez 13 2 1 1 2 3 2 .154 .313 .385 .697
H. Ramirez SS BOS vs BAL
7:10PM
U. Jimenez 11 1 0 0 1 1 1 .091 .231 .091 .322
M. Bourn OF CLE vs DET
7:10PM
D. Price 19 3 1 0 0 0 5 .158 .158 .211 .368
Y. Gomes C CLE vs DET
7:10PM
D. Price 12 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000 .000 .000 .000
J. Kipnis 2B CLE vs DET
7:10PM
D. Price 16 4 0 0 0 0 4 .250 .250 .250 .500
D. Murphy OF CLE vs DET
7:10PM
D. Price 10 2 1 0 2 1 5 .200 .250 .300 .550
J. Iglesias SS DET @ CLE
7:10PM
D. Salazar 10 2 0 0 1 1 1 .200 .273 .200 .473
D. DeJesus DH TB vs TOR
7:10PM
R. Dickey 19 2 0 0 2 3 1 .105 .261 .105 .366
K. Kiermaier OF TB vs TOR
7:10PM
R. Dickey 12 1 0 0 1 1 2 .083 .143 .083 .226
J. Bautista OF TOR @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 24 2 0 0 1 2 3 .083 .179 .083 .262
R. Goins 2B TOR @ TB
7:10PM
C. Archer 12 1 0 0 0 0 4 .083 .083 .083 .167
D. Fowler OF CHC vs LAD
8:05PM
Z. Greinke 18 2 0 0 2 0 9 .111 .111 .111 .222
A. Gonzalez 1B LAD @ CHC
8:05PM
J. Hammel 32 6 3 1 4 4 7 .188 .278 .344 .622
C. Blackmon OF COL vs ARI
8:40PM
C. Anderson 14 2 1 1 1 1 3 .143 .200 .357 .557
J. Castro C HOU @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 12 2 0 0 3 0 4 .167 .154 .167 .321
C. Rasmus OF HOU @ LAA
10:05PM
C. Wilson 12 2 1 0 2 2 6 .167 .333 .250 .583
E. Aybar SS LAA vs HOU
10:05PM
C. McHugh 12 1 0 0 1 1 3 .083 .154 .083 .237
D. Freese 3B LAA vs HOU
10:05PM
C. McHugh 13 2 0 0 1 0 3 .154 .267 .154 .421
M. Trumbo OF SEA vs KC
10:10PM
J. Guthrie 12 1 0 0 2 0 1 .083 .071 .083 .155
Y. Alonso 1B SD @ SF
10:15PM
M. Bumgarner 11 1 1 1 2 0 2 .091 .091 .364 .455
B. Posey C SF vs SD
10:15PM
O. Despaigne 10 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .091 .000 .091
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 23, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Alex Wood ATL @ WAS
7:05PM
96 31 9 3 7 4 30 .323 .357 .476 .832
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL @ BOS
7:10PM
123 35 14 5 19 21 29 .285 .403 .496 .898
Jason Hammel CHC vs LAD
8:05PM
103 32 10 4 23 14 16 .311 .397 .486 .883
Jon Niese NYM @ MIL
8:10PM
80 25 4 2 7 6 15 .312 .368 .402 .770
Mike Pelfrey MIN vs CWS
8:10PM
126 45 10 3 17 13 11 .357 .429 .492 .921
C.J. Wilson LAA vs HOU
10:05PM
96 27 12 7 19 13 33 .281 .372 .576 .948


Recommended Pickup
Erasmo Ramirez, SP, TB – The fantasy community was very quick to write Eraser off after he was bombed for 15 runs in his first two starts of the year back in April. But since making his mid-May return to the rotation, Ramirez is 6-1 with a 2.34 ERA and a livable, if not excellent, 35:14 K:BB over 42.1 innings. The groin injury that pulled him out of his most recent start seems to be nothing to worry about, but that red cross next to his name should help you acquire Ramirez’s services on the cheap in your FAAB bidding.

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