Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux

Monday Lineup Card: Man in the Bux

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

ATL (Williams Perez - R) at BOS (Rick Porcello - R) 7:00 PM
PHI (Aaron Harang - R) at BAL (Wei-Yin Chen - L) 7:05 PM
CHW (Carlos Rodon - L) at PIT (Francisco Liriano - L) 7:05 PM
CIN (Jon Moscot - R) at DET (Anibal Sanchez - R) 7:08 PM
TOR (Mark Buehrle - L) at NYM (Noah Syndergaard - R) 7:10 PM
NYY (Masahiro Tanaka - R) at MIA (Tom Koehler - R) 7:10 PM
WAS (Gio Gonzalez - L) at TB (Erasmo Ramirez - R) 7:10 PM
LAD (Carlos Frias - R) at TEX (Yovani Gallardo - R) 8:05 PM
CLE (Trevor Bauer - R) at CHC (Jake Arrieta - R) 8:05 PM
KC (Edinson Volquez - R) at MIL (Kyle Lohse - R) 8:10 PM
COL (Chad Bettis - R) at HOU (Dallas Keuchel - L) 8:10 PM
MIN (Trevor May - R) at STL (Michael Wacha - R) 8:15 PM
ARI (Robbie Ray - L) at LAA (Jered Weaver - R) 10:05 PM
OAK (Jesse Hahn - R) at SD (Tyson Ross - R) 10:10 PM
SEA (Taijuan Walker - R) at SF (Tim Hudson - R) 10:15 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Jose Altuve, 2B, HOU (hamstring) – Did some light running Sunday, but missed his second straight start.
Mookie Betts, OF, BOS (back) – Missed his second straight start Sunday with a lower-back sprain.
Delino DeShields Jr., OF, TEX (hamstring) – Suffered a hamstring injury during Sunday's game and will undergo an MRI.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (foot) – Left Saturday's game after re-aggravating his foot injury and missed Sunday's start as well.
Bryce Harper, OF, WAS (knee) – Left Saturday's game after he was hit in the left knee with a pitch and was held out Sunday as well.
Kevin Plawecki, C, NYM (head) – Missed his sixth straight start Sunday due to recurring dizziness.
Martin Prado, 3B, MIA (shoulder) – Experienced a lot of pain after being removed from Sunday's contest with a shoulder sprain.
Mark Trumbo, 1B, SEA (back) – Scratched from Sunday's lineup due to back spasms.
Yordano Ventura, P, KC (hand) – Left Friday's start after feeling numbness in his fingers on his throwing hand.

Out

Torii Hunter, OF, MIN (suspension) – Served his 2-game suspension over the weekend and will return Monday against St. Louis.
Jenrry Mejia, P, NYM (suspension) – Serving an 80-game suspension.
Ervin Santana, P, MIN (suspension) – Serving an 80-game suspension.

Players on the DL

Matt Adams, 1B, STL (quadricpes) – Will be sidelined until late August and may miss the rest of the season.
Henderson Alvarez, P, MIA (shoulder) – Has begun throwing on flat ground, as he's no longer suffering from inflammation in his shoulder.
Adrian Beltre, 3B, TEX (thumb) – Had his stitches removed Sunday and still isn't comfortable gripping a bat.
Archie Bradley, P, ARI (shoulder) – Played catch Tuesday but still has a long way to go in the recovery process.
Marlon Byrd, OF, CIN (wrist) – Broke his wrist and is not expected to return until August.
Matt Cain, P, SF (forearm) – Scheduled to make his next rehab start Monday at Triple-A Sacramento.
Jarred Cosart , P, MIA (head) – Will start a rehab assignment with Triple-A New Orleans on Thursday.
Khris Davis, OF, MIL (knee) – Will miss 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing successful knee surgery.
Sean Doolittle, P, OAK (shoulder) – Re-injured his shoulder and went back on the DL after just one appearance.
Danny Duffy, P, KC (shoulder) – Expected to make one more rehab start with Triple-A Omaha before rejoining the Royals.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, NYY (knee) – Hopes to return before the end of June.
Neftali Feliz, P, TEX (arm) – Tossed a scoreless inning during his first rehab appearance at Triple-A Round Rock last Saturday.
Jose Fernandez, P, MIA (elbow) – Will move his rehab to Triple-A New Orleans on Wednesday.
Doug Fister, P, WAS (forearm) – Will throw a bullpen session before the Nationals determine if he's ready to be activated from the DL.
Kevin Gausman, P, BAL (shoulder) – Scheduled to throw two innings during a rehab appearance with High-A Frederick on Tuesday.
Miguel Gonzalez, P, BAL (groin) – Dealing with a strained groin.
Josh Hamilton, OF, TEX (hamstring) – Expected to miss four weeks.
Matt Holliday, OF, STL (quadriceps) – Dealing with a partial quadriceps tear and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Hisashi Iwakuma, P, SEA (shoulder) – Will throw a 45-pitch simulated game Monday and could begin a rehab assignment next weekend.
Jed Lowrie, SS, HOU (thumb) – Expected to be out until after the All-Star break.
Lance Lynn, P, STL (forearm) – Dealing with a right forearm strain.
Victor Martinez, 1B, DET (knee) – Went 1-for-4 with an RBI single in his first rehab game for Triple-A Toledo on Sunday.
Devin Mesoraco, C, CIN (hip) – Exited Wednesday's rehab game with soreness.
Andrew Miller, P, NYY (forearm) – Will be out about a month according to Yankees' GM Brian Cashman.
Justin Morneau, 1B, COL (head) – Remains without a timetable to return from the DL.
Daniel Murphy, 2B, NYM (quadriceps) – Expected to return after the minimum 15 days on the DL.
Jake Ordorizzi, P, TB (oblique) – Played catch from 60 feet on Sunday.
James Paxton, P, SEA (finger) – Has not yet been cleared to begin throwing.
Wily Peralta, P, MIL (ribs) – Dealing with a rib-cage strain.
Aaron Sanchez, P, TOR (upper body) – Dealing with a lat strain.
Jorge Soler, OF, CHC (ankle) – Resumed throwing Sunday and is likely to return in late-June.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS (neck) – Threw a 60-pitch live batting practice session Friday.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (shoulder) – Will start a rehab assignment with Double-A New Hampshire on Monday.
Jayson Werth, OF, WAS (wrist) – A CT scan revealed two fractures in his wrist and aiming to return August 1.
David Wright, 3B, NYM (hamstring) – Will remain in Los Angeles for several more weeks while receiving treatment on his back.
Ryan Zimmerman, 3B, WAS (foot) – Dealing with plantar fasciitis.

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

Called Up

Domonic Brown, OF, PHI
Byron Buxton, OF, MIN
Francisco Lindor, SS, CLE
Dan Robertson, OF, LAA
Travis Shaw, 1B, BOS
Tyler Wilson, P, BAL

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

Matt Barnes, P, BOS
Darwin Barney, 2B, LAD
C.J. Cron, 1B, LAA
T.J. McFarland, P, BAL
Danny Muno, 2B, NYM
Anthony Recker, C, NYM
Darin Ruf, 1B, PHI
Bobby Wilson, C, TB

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

Dillon Gee, P, NYM (bereavement list)
Brian Matusz, P, BAL (suspended list)
Ruben Tejada, SS, NYM (paternity list)

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

Aaron Hicks, OF, MIN
Nick Swisher, 1B, CLE

Claimed

None

Designated for Assignment

None

Signed

None

Released

None

Traded

Trea Turner, SS, WAS (from SD)

Closer Watch

Arizona Diamondbacks - Daniel Hudson pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Giants to earn his first save of the season.

Colorado Rockies - John Axford walked one but struck out three Sunday against the Marlins to earn his 12th save of the season.

Los Angeles Dodgers - Kenley Jansen struck out two Sunday against the Padres to earn his ninth save of the season.

Minnesota Twins - Glen Perkins pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Rangers to regain the MLB lead with 22 saves.

New York Mets - Jeurys Familia pitched 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday against the Braves to earn his 19th save of the season.

New York Yankees - Dellin Betances pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the Orioles to earn his third save of the season.

Tampa Bay Rays - Kevin Jepsen pitched a scoreless ninth inning Sunday against the White Sox to earn his fifth save of the season.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – June 15, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. HardySSBAL vs PHI
7:05PM
A. Harang28633403.214.214.536.750
A. RamirezSSCWS @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano281220512.429.433.500.933
N. MarkakisOFATL @ BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello24921231.375.429.542.970
M. CuddyerOFNYM vs TOR
7:10PM
M. Buehrle1073514313418.327.360.514.874
A. EllisCLAD @ TEX
8:05PM
Y. Gallardo10510020.500.583.6001.183
A. EthierOFLAD @ TEX
8:05PM
Y. Gallardo21841306.381.381.7141.095
A. Gonzalez1BLAD @ TEX
8:05PM
Y. Gallardo18521416.278.316.556.871
S. Gennett2BMIL vs KC
8:10PM
E. Volquez13621112.462.500.7691.269
C. GomezOFMIL vs KC
8:10PM
E. Volquez31933306.290.290.581.871
E. NunezSSMIN @ STL
8:15PM
J. Lackey12430032.333.467.5831.050
A. Hill2BARI @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver15431205.267.267.600.867
J. SaltalamacchiaCARI @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver15511415.333.389.533.922
Hot Pitcher Matchups – June 15, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Jered WeaverLAA vs ARI
10:05PM
7516527223.213.237.334.571
Tim HudsonSF vs SEA
10:15PM
7412437511.162.221.298.519
Cold Batter Matchups – June 15, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
G. Beckham2BCWS @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano15110052.067.333.133.467
A. PierzynskiCATL @ BOS
7:10PM
R. Porcello25511112.200.231.320.551
C. GrandersonOFNYM vs TOR
7:10PM
M. Buehrle26541525.192.250.423.673
J. MayberryOFNYM vs TOR
7:10PM
M. Buehrle18310104.167.167.222.389
A. CabreraSSTB vs WAS
7:10PM
G. Gonzalez15200011.133.188.133.321
O. Infante2BKC @ MIL
8:10PM
K. Lohse32641305.188.188.375.563
G. ParraOFMIL vs KC
8:10PM
E. Volquez19310213.158.200.211.411
J. SeguraSSMIL vs KC
8:10PM
E. Volquez15000000.000.000.000.000
K. SuzukiCMIN @ STL
8:15PM
J. Lackey33641306.182.200.394.594
C. PenningtonSSARI @ LAA
10:05PM
J. Weaver427101112.167.186.190.377
W. BloomquistSSSEA @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson16300012.188.235.188.423
L. Morrison1BSEA @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson20322224.150.227.450.677
S. SmithOFSEA @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson21410222.190.280.238.518
M. TrumboOFSEA @ SF
10:15PM
T. Hudson11211301.182.182.455.636
Cold Pitcher Matchups – June 15, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Aaron HarangPHI @ BAL
7:05PM
66181251228.273.291.609.900
Yovani GallardoTEX vs LAD
8:05PM
84289310618.333.378.534.912
Recommended Pickup

Byron Buxton, OF, MIN - The Twins announced Saturday that Buxton, the second overall pick in the 2012 first-year player draft and a consensus top prospect in all of baseball, would join the team Sunday. He ended up going hitless in four at-bats against the Rangers, but scored the winning run for the Twins in his MLB debut. After a variety of injuries plagued Buxton last season and even into the fall – he suffered a finger injury and was forced to bow out of the Arizona Fall League – the 21-year-old has been zeroed in to begin this year, slashing .283/.351/.489 with Double-A Chattanooga, numbers buoyed by an eight-game hit streak to close out his time with the affiliate. He stole 20 bases in 22 attempts and smacked six home runs, and it seems likely he will immediately step into a prominent spot in the top-third of the Minnesota batting order. Aaron Hicks' elbow injury played a part in the decision to promote Buxton now, but the team wouldn't have made the move if it didn't feel Buxton could thrive right off the bat. It remains to be seen how the power will play right away in the majors and in Minnesota specifically, but Buxton should be an excellent source of steals and runs with a useful average.

Other Recent Recommendations:Francisco Lindor, Eugenio Suarez, Avisail Garcia, Trevor May, Ben Paulsen and Carlos Correa.

DraftKings Value Picks

SP - Carlos Rodon, CWS (6,500)
C - Wilin Rosario, COL ($3,300)
1B - Billy Butler, OAK ($3,000)
2B - Logan Forsythe, TB ($2,800)
3B - Alex Guerrero, LAD ($3,200)
SS - Ivan De Jesus, CIN ($2,500)
OF - Ender Inciarte, ARI ($2,900)

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