2014 American League East Lineups

American League East

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AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST

  • SOS facing American League Central and West: .486 (3RD AL, 5TH MLB)
  • SOS facing National League Central: .520 (1ST AL, 2ND MLB)
  • AL EAST SOS: .505 (1ST AL, 1ST MLB)
  • PLAYOFF CONTENDERS: BOSTON RED SOX, NEW YORK YANKEES

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DISCLAIMER(S): The 25 Man Roster will update occasionally throughout the season. The rankings reflect on Wins, Strength of Schedule and Opponents Strength of Schedule. Natural Opponent is the 2014 Interleague Opponent the team will face in 2 2 game series in 2014. The Expected Wins is a measure of minimum wins the team should have in 2014, this is not a direct reflection of standings and will not be final result. Lineups are sourced by MLB DEPTH CHARTS

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Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE ORIOLES

  • 2013 RECORD: 85-77
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 2 (RANK # 5)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 12 (RANK #16, 18, 19, 22, 24)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: WASHINGTON NATIONALS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 86
  • 2014 SOS: .518 (2ND AL EAST) (3RD AL) (4TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 3RD PLACE AL EAST

PROJECTED OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 21 RF NICK MARKAKIS (L)
  2. 3 3B RYAN FLAHERTY (L)
  3. 19 1B CHRIS DAVIS (L)
  4. 10 CF ADAM JONES (R)
  5. 23 DH NELSON CRUZ (R)
  6. 32 C MATT WIETERS (S)
  7. 2 SS J.J. HARDY (R)
  8. 9 LF DAVID LOUGH (L)
  9. 36 2B STEVE LOMBARDOZZI (S)

BENCH

  • 45 C/1B STEVE CLEVENGER (L)
  • 28 1B/OF STEVE PEARCE (R)
  • 12 IF/OF JEMILE WEEKS (S)
  • 27 OF DELMON YOUNG (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 31 UBALDO JIMENEZ (R)
  2. 30 CHRIS TILLMAN (R)
  3. 16 WEI-YIN CHEN (L)
  4. 25 BUD NORRIS (R)
  5. 50 MIGUEL GONZALEZ (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 29 TOMMY HUNTER (R)
  • SU 56 DARREN O’DAY (R)
  • SU 58 RYAN WEBB (R)
  • MID 17 BRIAN MATUSZ (L)
  • MID 70 EVAN MEEK (R)
  • MID 53 ZACH BRITTON (L)
  • LR 60 JOSH STINSON (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • 3B/1B MICAHEL ALMANZAR (PETELLAR TENDINITIS) (QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)
  • 3B 13 MANNY MACHADO (KNEE) (EARLY-TO-MID APRIL RETURN)
  • LF/RF/CF 62 FRANCISCO PEGUERO (SPRAINED WRIST)
  • OF 14 NOLAN REIMOLD (R) (NECK SURGERY) (WILL START SEASON ON DL)
  • RP 59 EDGMER ESCALONA (SHOULDER INFLAMMATION)(DOUBTFUL FOR START OF SEASON)

RESTRICTED

  • RP TROY PATTON (25 GAME SUSPENSION) (AMPHETAMINES)

ADDITIONS

  • TRADE (2013 TEAM)
  1. STEVE LOMBARDOZZI (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. DAVID LOUGH (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  3. JEMILE WEEKS (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  4. BRAD BRACH (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  5. JOHNNY MONELL (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)
  6. DAVID FREITAS (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  • FREE AGENT
  1. DH NELSON CRUZ
  2. OF DELMON YOUNG
  3. SP UBALDO JIMENEZ
  4. RP RYAN WEBB
  5. RP EVAN MEEK
  6. RP EDGMER ESCALONA
  7. OF FRANCISCO PEGUERO
  • WAIVERS
  1. MICHAEL ALMANZAR (RULE 5 DRAFT FROM BOSTON RED SOX)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C CHRIS SNYDER (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  2. 2B BRIAN ROBERTS (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  3. LF/CF NATE McLOUTH (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  4. RF/LF/1B MICHAEL MORSE (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)
  5. SP SCOTT FELDMAN  (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  6. SP JASON HAMMEL (CHICAGO CUBS)
  7. SP TSUYOSHI WADA (CHICAGO CUBS)
  8. RP FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. IF ALEX GONZALEZ (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. IF/OF DANNY VALENCIA (KANSAS CITY ROYALS)
  3. RP JIM JOHNSON (OAKLAND ATHLETICS)
  4. SP DEVIN JONES (SAN DIEGO PADRES)

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Boston Red Sox

BOSTON RED SOX

  • 2013 RECORD: 97-65
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 1 (RANK #14, 21, 22, 23)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 19 (RANK #1)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: ATLANTA BRAVES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 91
  • 2014 SOS: .529 (1ST AL EAST) (1ST AL) (1ST MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 1ST PLACE AL EAST

PROJECTED OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 38 GRADY SIZEMORE (L)
  2. 18 RF SHANE VICTORINO (S)
  3. 15 2B DUSTIN PEDROIA (R)
  4. 34 DH DAVID ORTIZ (L)
  5. 12 1B MIKE NAPOLI (R)
  6. 29 LF DANIEL NAVA (S)
  7. 2 SS XANDER BOGAERTS (R)
  8. 40 C A.J. PIERZYNSKI (L)
  9. 16 3B WILL MIDDLEBROOKS (R)

BENCH

  • 3 C DAVID ROSS (R)
  • 37 1B/OF MIKE CARP (L)
  • IF JONATHAN HERRERA (S)
  • 5 OF JONNY GOMES (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 31 JON LESTER (L)
  2. 41 JOHN LACKEY (R)
  3. 44 JAKE PEAVY (R)
  4. 22 FELIX DOUBRONT (L)
  5. 11 CLAY BUCHHOLZ (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 19 KOJI UEHARA (R)
  • SU EDWARD MUJICA (R)
  • SU 36 JUNICHI TAZAWA (R)
  • MID 30 ANDREW MILLER (L)
  • MID 67 BRANDON WORKMAN (R)
  • MID 35 BURKE BADENHOP (R)
  • LR 55 CHRIS CAPUANO (L)

DISABLED LIST

  • RP 32 CRAIG BRESLOW (L) (SHOULDER INFLAMMATION) (QUESTIONABLE FOR START OF SEASON)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENT
  1. CF GRADY SIZEMORE
  2. C A.J. PIERZYNSKI
  3. RP EDWARD MUJICA
  4. RP CHRIS CAPUANO
  • TRADE
  1. IF JONATHAN HERRERA (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  2. RP BURKE BADENHOP (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. C JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA (MIAMI MARLINS)
  2. SS STEPHEN DREW
  3. SS/3B/2B JOHN McDONALS (LOS ANGELES ANGELS)
  4. CF JACOBY ELLSBURY (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  5. RP JOEL HANRAHAN
  6. RP MATT THORNTON (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP/RP FRANKLIN MORALES (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  2. RP CHRIS MARTIN (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  3. SP LUIS ORTEGA (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  4. OF JEREMY HAZELBAKER (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)

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New York Yankees

NEW YORK YANKEES

  • 2013 RECORD: 85-77
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 7 (RANK #5)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 18 (RANK #23)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: NEW YORK METS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 88
  • 2014 SOS: .500 (4TH AL EAST) (9TH AL) (15TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 2ND PLACE AL EAST

PROJECTED OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 22 CF JACOBY ELLSBURY (L)
  2. 2 SS DEREK JETER (R)
  3. 36 RF CARLOS BELTRAN (S)
  4. 25 1B MARK TEIXEIRA (S)
  5. 34 C BRIAN McCANN (L)
  6. 12 DH ALFONSO SORIANO (R)
  7. 11 LF BRETT GARNDER (L)
  8. 3B KELLY JOHNSON (L)
  9. 2B BRIAN ROBERTS (S)

BENCH

  • 29 C FRANCISCO CERVELLI (R)
  • 26 IF EDUARDO NUNEZ (R)
  • 89 IF YANGERVIS SOLARTE (S)
  • 31 OF ICHIRO SUZUKI (L)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 52 CC SABATHIA (L)
  2. 18 HIROKI KURODA (R)
  3. 47 IVAN NOVA (R)
  4. 19 MASAHIRO TANAKA (R)
  5. 35 MICHAEL PINEDA (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 30 DAVID ROBERTSON (R)
  • SU 27 SHAWN KELLY (R)
  • SU 68 DELLIN BETANCES (R)
  • MID 48 MATT THORNTON (L)
  • MID 41 DAVID PHELPS (R)
  • MID 64 CESAR CABRAL (L)
  • LR 43 ADAM WARREN (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • IF 17 BRENDAN RYAN (R) (BACK SPASMS)

RESTRICTED LIST

  • 3B 13 ALEX RODRIGUEZ (SUSPENDED 162 GAMES)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. CF JACOBY ELLSBURY
  2. RF CARLOS BELTRAN
  3. C BRIAN McCANN
  4. 3B KELLY JOHNSON
  5. 2B BRIAN ROBERTS
  6. IF YANGERVIS SOLARTE
  7. RP MATT THORNTON
  • PURCHASED
  1. SP MASAHIRO TANAKA
  • TRADE
  1. RP KYLE HAYNES (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  2. IF DEAN ANNA (SAN DIEGO PADRES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. DH TRAVIS HAFNER
  2. 1B LYLE OVERBAY (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  3. 1B/3B MARK REYNOLDS (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
  4. 2B ROBINSON CANO (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  5. 3B/1B KEVIN YOUKILIS (RAKUTEN-JAPAN)
  6. CF/RF/LF CURTIS GRANDERSON (NEW YORK METS)
  7. SP PHIL HUGHES (MINNESOTA TWINS)
  8. SP ANDY PETTITE (RETIRED)
  9. RP JOBA CHAMBERLAIN (DETROIT TIGERS)
  10. RP BOONE LOGAN (COLORADO ROCKIES)
  11. RP MARIANO RIVERA (RETIRED)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. SP/RP DAVID HUFF (SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS)
  2. C CHRIS STEWART (PITTSBURGH PIRATES)
  3. RP BEN PAULLUS (SAN DIEGO PADRES)

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Tampa Bay Rays

TAMPA BAY RAYS

  • 2013 RECORD: 92-71 (GAME 163: TIE BREAKER AGAINST TEXAS RANGERS)
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 11 (RANK # 15, 16)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 27 (RANK # 2, 3)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: MIAMI MARLINS
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 82
  • 2014 SOS: .479 (5TH AL EAST) (13TH AL) (25TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 4TH PLACE AL EAST

PROJECTED OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 7 LF DAVID DeJESUS (L)
  2. 18 2B BEN ZOBRIST (S)
  3. 3 3B EVAN LONGORIA (R)
  4. 9 RF WIL MYERS (R)
  5. 20 DH MATT JOYCE (L)
  6. 21 1B JAMES LONEY (L)
  7. 8 CF DESMOND JENNINGS (R)
  8. 11 SS YUNEL ESCOBAR (R)
  9. 24 C RYAN HANIGAN

BENCH

  • 28 C JOSE MOLINA (R)
  • 10 IF/OF LOGAN FORSYTHE (R)
  • 1 IF/OF SEAN RODRIGUEZ (R)
  • 5 OF BRANDON GUYER (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 14 DAVID PRICE (L)
  2. 53 ALEX COBB (R)
  3. 55 MATT MOORE (L)
  4. 22 CHRIS ARCHER (R)
  5. 23 JAKE ODORIZZI (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 50 GRANT BALFOUR (R)
  • SU 62 JOEL PERALTA (R)
  • SU 57 JAKE McGEE (L)
  • MID 13 HEATH BELL (R)
  • MID 47 BRANDON GOMES (R)
  • MID 52 JOSH LUEKE (R)
  • LR 27 CESAR RAMOS (L)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP 58 JEREMY HELLICKSON (R)(ARTHROSCOPIC ELBOW SURGERY)(OUT TILL MID-TO-LATE MAY)
  • RP 46 JUAN CARLOS OVIEDO (R)(TOMMY JOHN SURGERY)(WILL START SEASON ON DL)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. RP GRANT BALFOUR
  • TRADE
  1. SP NATE KARNS (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  2. IF MAXX TISSENBAUM (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  3. SP MATT ANDRISE (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  4. C RYAN HANIGAN (CINCINNATI REDS)
  5. IF/OF LOGAN FORSYTHE (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  6. RP HEATH BELL (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  7. RP BRAD BOXBERGER (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  8. RP MATT LOLLIS (SAN DIEGO PADRES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. LF/2B/3B KELLY JOHNSON (NEW YORK YANKEES)
  2. LF/1B LUKE SCOTT (SK WYVERNS-KOREA)
  3. RF/LF DELMON YOUNG (BALTIMORE ORIOLES)
  4. SP/RP ROBERTO HERNANDEZ (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  5. RP JESSE CRAIN (HOUSTON ASTROS)
  6. RP FERNANDO RODNEY (SEATTLE MARINERS)
  7. RP JAMEY WRIGHT (LOS ANGELES DODGERS)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. C JOSE LOBATON (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  2. OF DREW VETTLESON (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  3. SP FELIPE RIVERO (WASHINGTON NATIONALS)
  4. SP JESSE HAHN (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  5. RP ALEX TORRES (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  6. OF TODD GLAESMANN (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  7. RP JUSTIN CHOATE (ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS)
  8. IF/OF BEN KLINE (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)
  9. SP SEAN BIERMAN (CHICAGO WHITE SOX)

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Toronto Blue Jays

TORONTO BLUE JAYS

  • 2013 RECORD: 74-88
  • 2013 HIGHEST RANKING: 12 (RANK#11)
  • 2013 LOWEST RANKING: 24 (RANK#4)
  • NATURAL OPPONENT: PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES
  • 2014 WINS EXPECTED: 82
  • 2014 SOS: .502 (3RD AL EAST) (8TH AL) (14TH MLB)
  • 2014 FINISH: 5TH PLACE AL EAST

PROJECTED OPENING DAY LINEUP

  • ORDER, NUMBER, POSITION, PLAYER, BATS
  1. 7 SS JOSE REYES (S)
  2. 19 RF JOSE BAUTISTA (R)
  3. 10 1B EDWIN ENCARNACION (R)
  4. 26 DH ADAM LIND (L)
  5. 28 CF COLBY RASMUS (L)
  6. 53 LF MELKY CABRERA (S)
  7. 13 3B BRETT LAWRIE (R)
  8. 30 C DIONER NAVARRO (S)
  9. 17 2B RYAN GOINS (L)

BENCH

  • 22 C JOSH THOLE (L)
  • 3 IF MAICER IZTURIS (S)
  • 14 OF MOISES SIERRA (R)

STARTING ROTATION

  • NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  1. 43 R.A. DICKEY (R)
  2. 36 DREW HUTCHINSON (R)
  3. 56 MARK BUEHRLE (L)
  4. 23 BRANDON MORROW (R)
  5. 29 DUSTIN McGOWAN (R)

BULLPEN

  • ROLE, NUMBER, NAME, THROWS
  • CL 44 CASEY JANSSEN (R)
  • SU 21 SERGIO SANTOS (R)
  • SU 50 STEVE DELABAR (R)
  • MID 62 AARON LOUP (L)
  • MID 32 ESMIL ROGERS (R)
  • MID 33 JEREMY JEFFRESS (R)
  • RP 27 BRETT CECIL (L)
  • LR 58 TODD REDMOND (R)

DISABLED LIST

  • SP 48 J.A. HAPP (L)(LOWER BACK TIGHTNESS) (WILL START SEASON ON DL)

ADDITIONS

  • FREE AGENCY
  1. C DIONER NAVARRO
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. C ERIK KRATZ (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)
  2. SP ROB RASMUSSEN (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)

LOST IN FREE AGENCY/TRADE

  • FREE AGENCY (2014 TEAM)
  1. LF/RF/CF RAJAI DAVIS (DETROIT TIGERS)
  2. SP JOSH JOHNSON (SAN DIEGO PADRES)
  3. SP/RP RAMON ORTIZ
  4. RP DARREN OLIVER (RETIRED)
  5. IF/OF MARK DeROSA (RETIRED)
  • TRADE (2014 TEAM)
  1. RP BRAD LINCOLN (PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES)

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SOURCE: MLB DEPTH CHARTS

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