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Randal Grichuk
Arizona Diamondbacks

Randal Grichuk

Arizona Diamondbacks • #15 RF

Randal Grichuk sitting Tuesday for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Randal Grichuk is not in the lineup for Tuesday's series opener against right-hander Jake Irvin and the Washington Nationals.

What It Means

Lourdes Gurriel will start in left field and hit fifth, while Jake McCarthy will move over to right field in place of Grichuk.

numberFire's models project Gurriel for 10.9 FanDuel points on Tuesday. Among qualified pitchers this season, Irvin rates in the top 91st percentile with a 4.6% walk rate.

Source: MLB.com
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Kyle Manzardo
Cleveland Guardians

Kyle Manzardo

Cleveland Guardians • #9 1B

Guardians option Kyle Manzardo to Triple-A on Tuesday

Cleveland Guardians infielder Kyle Manzardo has been sent down to Triple-A on Tuesday.

What It Means

Manzardo will head to Columbia after his roster spot was given to Jose Ramirez who previously was away from the team while on the paternity list.

On 60 batted balls this season, Manzardo has accounted for a .179 expected average and a 8.3% barrel rate.

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Gerrit Cole
New York Yankees

Gerrit Cole

New York Yankees • #45 SP

Gerrit Cole (elbow) to make season debut Wednesday for Yankees

New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole (elbow) will be activated from the 60-day injured list and make his season debut on Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means

The Yankees placed Cole on the injured list before the season after he was diagnosed with nerve irritation and edema in his right elbow. The right-hander allowed just one run, with 19 strikeouts and no walks, across 12 1/3 innings and three rehab starts. However, Cole maxed out at 68 pitches during his rehab assignment, so the Yankees could limit his workload on Wednesday.

numberFire's models project Cole for 28.4 FanDuel points across six innings on Wednesday in his season debut.

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Mookie Betts
Los Angeles Dodgers

Mookie Betts

Los Angeles Dodgers • #50 SS

Dodgers' Mookie Betts (wrist) likely out 6-8 weeks

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Mookie Betts (wrist) is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, per manager Dave Roberts.

What It Means

Roberts said the timeline is a rough estimate because the length of Betts' absence depends on how his fractured wrist responds to treatment. Miguel Rojas is expected to see most of the work at shortstop while Betts is sidelined. He hit seventh in Monday's series opener against the Colorado Rockies and went 3-for-5 with a double, an RBI, and 2 runs scored.

numberFire's models project Rojas for 11.1 FanDuel points on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Dodgers have the best implied total (6.23) in the majors today.

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Jose Soriano
Los Angeles Angels

Jose Soriano

Los Angeles Angels • #59 SP

Jose Soriano (abdominal) scratched for Angels on Monday; Zach Plesac to start

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jose Soriano has been scratched Monday in the team's game against the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means

Soriano is dealing with lower abdominal pain, and he won't make his scheduled start on Monday as a result. Instead, it'll be Zach Plesac who takes the bump versus Carlos Rodriguez and the Brew Crew.

In 72.3 innings pitched across 14 games this season, Soriano has a 4-5 record with a 3.48 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 60 strikeouts and 28 walks.

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William Contreras
Milwaukee Brewers

William Contreras

Milwaukee Brewers • #24 C

Brewers' William Contreras (head) not in Monday lineup

Milwaukee Brewers catcher William Contreras (head) was not listed as a starter for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means

Contreras suffered a head injury defending home plate on a game-saving out in the ninth inning of last night's clash with the Cincinnati Reds, but the team has not released an official statement about his health since the event. He was able to leave the field under his own power and was seen celebrating the win with his teammates afterwards, so hopefully the star catcher was able to avoid a significant injury. He's up to 9 home runs, 53 runs, 48 RBI, 5 stolen bases, a .305 average and a .834 OPS through 316 plate appearances this season. The team will likely rely on Gary Sanchez to handle most of their catching duties if Contreras misses much time.

Source: MLB
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Gary Sanchez
Milwaukee Brewers

Gary Sanchez

Milwaukee Brewers • #99 C

Gary Sanchez catching for Brewers Monday

The Milwaukee Brewers will have Gary Sanchez handle catching duties for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means

Sanchez will get the nod Monday while the Brewers give William Contreras (who suffered a head injury at the end of Sunday's game) the evening off. The veteran backstop is projected for 11.1 FanDuel points against the Angels and will bat eighth in Milwaukee's lineup.

Source: MLB
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Jackson Chourio
Milwaukee Brewers

Jackson Chourio

Milwaukee Brewers • #11 RF

Brewers' Jackson Chourio sitting versus Angels Monday

The Milwaukee Brewers did not list Jackson Chourio as a starter for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means

Chourio will take a seat Monday while Christian Yelich covers left field and Rhys Hoskins returns to the lineup at designated hitter, batting sixth. The rookie struggled to acclimate to the Majors through the opening months of the season, but appears to have turned a corner so far in June. Over the last week he has posted a .879 OPS with 1 home run, 2 runs, 3 RBI, a stolen base, and as many walks as strikeouts (5) over 23 plate appearances.

Source: MLB
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Rhys Hoskins
Milwaukee Brewers

Rhys Hoskins

Milwaukee Brewers • #12 1B

Rhys Hoskins batting sixth for Milwaukee Monday

The Milwaukee Brewers will start Rhys Hoskins at designated hitter for Monday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means

Hoskins will return to the lineup at designated hitter after a routine rest day on Sunday. He'll bat sixth while Christian Yelich moves back into left field and Jackson Chourio takes a seat. The veteran is projected for a solid 13 FanDuel points off of Angels righty Jose Soriano in this one.

Source: MLB
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Paul Skenes
Pittsburgh Pirates

Paul Skenes

Pittsburgh Pirates • #30 SP

Reds-Pirates first pitch delayed by rain Monday

The Pittsburgh Pirates-Cincinnati Reds game will begin in a delay on Monday.

What It Means

First pitch was initially scheduled for 6:40 ET, but the game is now expected to start around 7:10 ET. Paul Skenes will pitch for the Pirates and Carson Spiers will start for the Reds.

numberFire's models project Skenes for 29.7 FanDuel points on Monday.

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