Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is not in Tuesday staring lineup.
Insight: Ortiz left for a family emergency Sunday but should be back in time for the game. They are playing in Pittsburgh which means no DH, however, so he likely would only start one of the three games anyway.
Description: Blue Jays DH Adam Lind is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Lind is cranking out the hits, has a seven-game hitting streak and is batting .415 over the past dozen games. It appears to be a routine day off after he blasted his second home run in two games Sunday.
Description: Tigers DH Victor Martinez went 2-for-4 with a run and RBI on Friday against the Indians.
Insight: Martinez came into the game going 0-for-6 in his last two games, so the DH is back on track. He is second to only Jose Altuve in batting average at .335 and is ranked in the top 10 in the American League in both home runs (30) and RBI (97) this year.
Description: Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas went 2-for-4 with a RBI against Corey Kluber in Minnesota's loss to Cleveland on Thursday.
Insight: Vargas singled to score Danny Santana in the top of the first, and the Twins didn't score again until the ninth. Vargas is batting .306 with seven home runs and 35 RBI in 160 at-bats this year. The Twins and Indians will play again on Thursday.
Description: Royals 1B/DH Billy Butler has gone 34-for-79 (.430) with five doubles, two home runs and 14 RBI against Tigers starter Justin Verlander in his career.
Insight: Butler sees the ball very well against Verlander. His OPS against the former AL MVP is 1.064. Butler did not play against the Yankees on Saturday or Sunday but returns to the DH spot for this matchup on Monday.
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz cracked a pair of home runs Thursday night against Yankees pitching.
Insight: Ortiz isn't the best DH this season, that award will go to Victor Martinez, but Ortiz has done his job of knocking in runs. He's hit 32 homers and is just two short of his eighth 100-RBI season.
Description: Red Sox DH David Ortiz is a lifetime .550 hitter (11-for-20) versus Yankees right-hander Hiroki Kuroda.
Insight: Ortiz has been in and out of the lineup of late including a routine day off Monday. He's just 2-for-15 over his last four games, but this favorable matchup should get him going again. He's batting .263 on the season, but producing solid numbers with 30 HR and 95 RBI. Start him.