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Yankees at Indians: Tuesday's lineups and pregame notes

By August Fagerstrom Published: July 8, 2014

Tonight's starting lineups between the Indians and Yankees:

 

Indians

Kipnis 2B

Cabrera SS

Brantley CF

Santana DH

Chisenhall 3B

Swisher 1B

Murphy RF

Gomes C

Dickerson LF

-

Bauer SP

 

Yankees

Gardner LF

Jeter SS

Ellsbury CF

Teixeira DH

McCann C

Roberts 2B

Suzuki RF

Johnson 1B

Wheeler 3B

-

Tanaka SP

 

Notes:

- Starting pitcher Justin Masterson was placed on the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday's game with right knee inflammation. Masterson has been dealing with the issue for a little while now, having to miss a start in late June. Trying to pitch through the pain hasn't worked out, as Masterson holds a 9.50 ERA over his last five starts with 19 strikeouts and 17 walks in 18 innings.

- Indians manager Terry Francona wouldn't name a replacement for Masterson's scheduled Saturday start against the White Sox, but mentioned both Zach McAllister and Danny Salazar have been pitching well.

- LHP Nick Hagadone was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to replace Masterson's spot on the roster. In addition, catcher Roberto Perez was promoted from Columbus and outfielder Tyler Holt was sent back down.

- Carlos Santana jammed his shoulder diving for a play at first base in Monday's game, which made the Tribe coaching staff hold their breath as Santana is the only backup to regular catcher Yan Gomes. Francona insisted that Santana is fine, but that scare in part sparked Perez's call to the bigs. Perez has earned his promotion, though, crushing minor league pitching this year (.305/.405/.517, eight home runs in 53 games).

- Michael Brantley has now gone 55 plate appearances without a strikeout, by far the longest streak on the team. When asked what's best about his approach, Francona responded "You better have a long notebook."

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