Monday Lineup Card: Call Corbin
Monday Lineup Card: Call Corbin

This article is part of our The Lineup Card series.

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

MIN (Ervin Santana - R) at TOR (David Price - L) 1:07 PM
CHC (Jon Lester - L) at PIT (Francisco Liriano - L) 7:00 PM
ARI (Zachary Godley - R) at WAS (Doug Fister - R) 7:05 PM
SF (Matt Cain - R) at ATL (Mike Foltynewicz - R) 7:10 PM
NYM (Bartolo Colon - R) at MIA (Tom Koehler - R) 7:10 PM
HOU (Lance McCullers - R) at TEX (Colby Lewis - R) 8:05 PM
TB (Nate Karns - R) at CWS (Jose Quintana - L) 8:10 PM
SD (Tyson Ross - R) at MIL (Wily Peralta - R) 8:10 PM
SEA (Felix Hernandez - R) at COL (Eddie Butler - R) 8:40 PM
CLE (Corey Kluber - R) at LAA (Garrett Richards - R) 10:05 PM
BAL (Tyler Wilson - R) at OAK (Jesse Chavez - R) 10:05 PM

Day Game After Night Game: - None

Injuries

Day-to-Day

Kris Bryant, 3B, CHC (head) – Exited Sunday's game due to dizziness and has gone through concussion protocol.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, CLE (shoulder) – Had an MRI Sunday morning and could be headed for the DL.
Joe Panik, 2B, SF (back) – Was held out of Sunday's lineup after his back flared up again.
A.J. Pollock, OF, ARI (hamstring) – Sat a second straight game Sunday.
Hanley Ramirez, OF, BOS (undisclosed) – Left Sunday's game with an apparent injury.
Tyson Ross, P, SD (thigh) – Left Wednesday's game after his thigh tightened up.

Out

None

Players on the DL

Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET (calf) – A little ahead of schedule, but there's still no timetable for him to begin a rehab assignement.
Corey Dickerson, OF, COL (ribs) – Has broken ribs but the Rockies have yet to release a timetable for his return.
Alex Gordon, OF, KC (groin) – Scheduled to start hitting at the end of the Royals' next road trip.
Steven Matz, P, NYM (side) – Will return in early-September.
Miguel Montero, C, CHC (thumb) – Will rest for two weeks before being re-evaluated.
Wil Myers, P, SD (wrist) – Will be re-evaluated in the next 5-to-6 days.
James Paxton, P, SEA (finger) – Weeks away from throwing a bullpen session.
Dustin Pedroia, 2B, BOS (hamstring) – Received a PRP-injection Monday.
Steven Souza, OF, TB (hand) – Will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a left hand fracture.
Denard Span, OF, WAS (back) – Took 30 swings off a tee Saturday.
George Springer, OF, HOU (wrist) – Expected to miss at least three more weeks.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF, MIA (wrist) – Experiencing soreness while hitting off a tee.
Stephen Strasburg, P, WAS (oblique) – Will make his second rehab start with Triple-A Syracuse on Monday, and could rejoins the Nationals' rotation next weekend.
Devon Travis, 2B, TOR (shoulder) – Dealing with a shoulder strain.

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

Called Up

Michael Conforto, OF, NYM
Ryan Cook, P, BOS
Felix Doubront, P, OAK
Mike Fiers, P, HOU
Phil Klein, P, TEX
Mat Latos, P, LAD
Mikie Mahtook, OF, TB
Branden Pinder, P, NYY
Clayton Richard, P, CHC

Sent Down (to Triple-A unless otherwise noted)

R.J. Alvarez, P, OAK
Yimi Garcia, P, LAD
Marcus Hatley, P, STL
Dan Johnson, 1B, STL
Jeremy McBryde, P, ANA
Domingo Santana, OF, MIL
Vincent Velasquez, P, HOU

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

None

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

Tommy Milone, P, MIN
Diego Moreno, P, NYY
Rick Porcello, P, BOS
Ryan Pressly, P, MIN (60-day DL)
Tanner Scheppers, P, TEX
Steven Souza, OF, TB

Claimed

None

Designated for Assignment

Taylor Teagarden, C, CHC

Signed

Sean Bierman, P, BAL

Released

None

Traded

None

Closer Watch

Chicago Cubs - Hector Rondon allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits during the ninth inning Sunday against the Brewers, but hung on for his 16th save of the season.

Miami Marlins - A.J. Ramos blew his fifth save of the season Sunday against the Padres, but backed into his first win of the season when Miami walked off in the bottom-half of the frame.

New York Mets - With Jeurys Familia unavailable Sunday after pitching in three straight games, Tyler Clippard pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals to earn his first NL save this season.

Pittsburgh Pirates - Mark Melancon was ejected in the ninth inning of Sunday's win over the Reds, so Joakim Soria recorded the final two outs of the game to earn his first NL save.

Texas Rangers - With Shawn Tolleson unavailable Sunday after pitching in four straight game, newly-acquired Sam Dyson pitched two-thirds of a scoreless inning against the Giants to earn his first save this season.

Toronto Blue Jays - Roberto Osuna allowed a home run during his 1.1 innings of work Sunday, but hung on to earn his seventh save of the season against the Royals.

Key Matchups

Hot Batter Matchups – August 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
A. HicksOFMIN @ TOR
1:07PM
D. Price10420024.400.500.6001.100
J. BautistaOFTOR vs MIN
1:07PM
E. Santana26852488.308.471.6541.124
J. Donaldson3BTOR vs MIN
1:07PM
E. Santana11321212.273.333.636.970
B. RevereOFTOR vs MIN
1:07PM
E. Santana13620101.462.462.6151.077
J. Smoak1BTOR vs MIN
1:07PM
E. Santana21731552.333.444.5711.016
A. Hill2BARI @ WAS
7:05PM
D. Fister10322300.300.300.9001.200
J. SaltalamacchiaCARI @ WAS
7:05PM
D. Fister16531104.313.353.625.978
D. Gordon2BMIA vs NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon12500101.417.385.417.801
I. SuzukiOFMIA vs NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon882463816.273.281.420.701
R. TejadaSSNYM @ MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler20740731.350.435.550.985
C. RasmusOFHOU @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis15521204.333.333.6671.000
J. ReyesSSCOL vs SEA
8:40PM
F. Hernandez12611201.500.500.7501.250
D. DeJesusOFLAA vs CLE
10:05PM
C. Kluber12430203.333.333.583.917
Hot Pitcher Matchups – August 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Francisco LirianoPIT vs CHC
7:05PM
70125191223.171.296.271.567
Bartolo ColonNYM @ MIA
7:10PM
1644811414117.293.298.415.712
Colby LewisTEX vs HOU
8:05PM
1393212510430.230.252.405.656
Cold Batter Matchups – August 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Matchup Stats
Batter
Pos
Game
Pitcher
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
J. Mauer1BMIN @ TOR
1:07PM
D. Price34610248.176.263.206.469
K. SuzukiCMIN @ TOR
1:07PM
D. Price306416110.200.250.400.650
C. PenningtonSSARI @ WAS
7:05PM
D. Fister21110015.048.091.095.186
S. CastroSSCHC @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano22320137.136.240.227.467
A. Rizzo1BCHC @ PIT
7:05PM
F. Liriano20411327.200.304.350.654
C. YelichOFMIA vs NYM
7:10PM
B. Colon14310203.214.214.286.500
L. Duda1BNYM @ MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler22320254.136.296.227.524
C. GrandersonOFNYM @ MIA
7:10PM
T. Koehler13200134.154.353.154.507
J. CastroCHOU @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis14110013.071.133.143.276
H. CongerCHOU @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis21510103.238.238.333.571
L. Valbuena3BHOU @ TEX
8:05PM
C. Lewis11111103.091.091.364.455
A. CabreraSSTB @ CWS
8:10PM
J. Quintana16100215.063.118.063.180
N. HundleyCCOL vs SEA
8:40PM
F. Hernandez14200103.143.143.143.286
Cold Pitcher Matchups – August 3, 2015
Matchup Info
Career Stats Allowed To Batters On Opposing Team
Pitcher
Game
AB
H
XBH
HR
RBI
BB
K
AVG
OBP
SLG
OPS
Ervin SantanaMIN @ TOR
1:07PM
13541175232423.304.414.508.922
Recommended Pickup

Patrick Corbin, P, ARI - Corbin, who was up and down his first three starts after returning from March 2014 Tommy John surgery, found his stride his last two outings. In those two starts, Corbin has struck out 16 while allowing just 10 baserunners in 13 innings, including Wednesday, when he allowed one earned run in six innings with six strikeouts. Corbin's fastball has topped out at 94 mph while he also posted a 1.73 GB/FB ratio. Pitchers coming off TJS are often inconsistent, so be prepared for some uneven starts, but he should provide solid numbers as a mid-rotation starter the rest of the season.

Other Recent Recommendations:Brandon Phillips, Alex Wilson, Jackie Bradley, Aaron Hicks, Arodys Vizcaino, David Aardsma and Rusney Castillo.

DraftKings Value Picks

SP - Zachary Godley, ARI (5,100)
C - Matt Wieters, BAL ($3,000)
1B - Carlos Santana, CLE ($3,400)
2B - Carlos Sanchez, CWS ($2,600)
3B - Jung-Ho Kang, PIT ($3,400)
SS - Francisco Lindor, CLE ($3,200)
OF - Christian Yelich, MIA ($3,500)

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