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Angels' Anthony Bemboom catching in front end of Tuesday's doubleheader

Los Angeles Angels catcher Anthony Bemboom is starting versus the Texas Rangers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Bemboom is catching Andrew Heaney and hitting ninth. He's gone 2-for-14 with 6 strikeouts in six games for the Angels. Max Stassi is available off the bench on Tuesday afternoon.

Bemboom is averaging 4.6 FanDuel points in nine big league games this season.

Max Stassi sitting Tuesday for Angels in Game 1

Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi is not starting versus the Texas Rangers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Anthony Bemboom is catching Andrew Heaney for the Angels in Game 1 on Tuesday afternoon. Stassi figures to make the start behind the plate in the nightcap.

numberFire's models expect Stassi to record 4 RBI and 4 scores in 49 plate appearances over the rest of the season.

Matt Thaiss on first for Angels in Game 1 versus Rangers

Los Angeles Angels infielder Matt Thaiss is starting versus the Texas Rangers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Thaiss is replacing Albert Pujols on first base and batting seventh in the front end of this split doubleheader.

Thaiss is averaging 8.4 FanDuel points through his first 99 plate appearances (30 games) in the majors.

Albert Pujols out of Angels' lineup in first game of Tuesday's doubleheader

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols is not starting versus the Texas Rangers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Pujols went 2-for-4 with a 3-run homer, 2 walks, and a stolen base on Monday in an extra-innings loss to the Rangers. Matt Thaiss is making the start on first base in Game 1 on Tuesday afternoon.

numberFire's models expect Pujols to record 4 homers, 16 RBI, and 13 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Brian Goodwin starting for Angels Tuesday in Game 1

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin is starting versus the Texas Rangers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Goodwin is starting in left field and hitting third in Game 1. Justin Upton is at designated hitter out of the cleanup spot. Shohei Ohtani is available off the bench.

Goodwin is averaging 8.4 FanDuel points in 102 games this season. He's put up 18.6 FP over his last two starts.

Shohei Ohtani sitting Game 1 Tuesday for Angels

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is not starting versus the Texas Rangers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Ohtani went 2-for-4 with a triple, stolen base, RBI, and 2 runs scored in an extra-innings loss to the Rangers on Monday. Justin Upton is at DH out of the cleanup spot for the Angels in Game 1 on Tuesday, with Brian Goodwin in left field and hitting third.

numberFire's models expect Ohtani to record 5 homers, 16 RBI, 16 steals, and 3 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Update: Justin Upton at DH, cleaning up for Angels Tuesday in Game 1

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton is playing designated hitter and batting cleanup versus the Texas Rangers in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

What It Means:

Upton was previously lined up in left field and hitting third.

numberFire's models expect Upton to score 9.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday afternoon. He's priced at $3,500.

Cardinals' Randy Arozarena returning to AAA, Harrison Bader heading up

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Randy Arozarena will be optioned to Triple-A Memphis and replaced with outfielder Harrison Bader on the active roster.

What It Means:

Arozarena is expected to return to the Cardinals when rosters expand on September 1. Harrison Bader was demoted to Memphis on July 29.

Arozarena went 2-for-8 (.250) with an RBI and 2 strikeouts through his first three games in the majors.

Indians' Corey Kluber (abdomen) expected to be shut down 2 weeks

Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (arm, abdomen) is expected to be shut down for 2 weeks.

What It Means:

The Indians are expected to make an official announcement on Tuesday. Kluber exited his last rehab start with Triple-A Columbus on Sunday due to a left abdominal injury and now it's not clear if he will return this season. The 33-year-old right-hander has been sidelined since the beginning of May with a fractured ulna bone in his right arm.

Kluber is 2-3 in seven starts this season. He owns a 5.80 ERA and 1.65 WHIP with 38 strikeouts and 15 walks across 35 2/3 innings.

Dakota Hudson throws 6 2/3 hitless in Cardinals' win

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dakota Hudson threw 6 2/3 hitless innings on Monday before being lifted from a 3-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Hudson fanned 7 and walked 4 on 111 pitches. The Brewers eventually broke up the no-hitter in the eighth inning. Hudson hasn't allowed a run in back-to-back starts, spanning 12 2/3 frames. He's now 11-6 in 24 starts this season, with a 3.63 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 104 strikeouts, and 63 walks over 134 innings.

Hudson scored a season-high 51.1 FanDuel points in the win. numberFire's models expect him to record a 4.50 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 29 K and 19 BB over the rest of the year.

Boston's Chris Sale (elbow) done for regular season

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) will be shut down for the next six weeks after being given a platelet-rich plasma injection in his ailing left elbow on Monday.

What It Means:

Sale experienced soreness in his elbow following a start last week. After receiving multiple opinions, it was determined Tommy John Surgery was not necessary, but the PRP injection should speed up the recovery. Sale is not likely to pitch in the postseason, even if the Red Sox make a deep run.

Sale finishes 2019 with a 6-11 record, 4.40 ERA, and 35.6% strikeout percentage in 147 1/3 innings pitched.

Yoan Moncada (hamstring) expected back Thursday for White Sox

Chicago White Sox infielder Yoan Moncada (hamstring) is expected to be activated from the injured list on Thursday.

What It Means:

Moncada is playing in back-to-back games with Triple-A Charlotte on Monday and Tuesday. If all goes well, that will be the end of his rehab assignment. The 24-year-old infielder has been on the injured list since July 31 because of a right hamstring strain.

Moncada is hitting .301/.358/.535 with 20 home runs, 21 doubles, 59 RBI, 58 runs scored, and 7 steals in 409 plate appearances (97 games) for the White Sox this season.

David Peralta in Arizona's cleanup spot Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks left fielder David Peralta is batting cleanup in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Peralta hit his 12th home run of the season while batting second on Sunday. He's slashing .272/.342/.455 with 55 RBI and 46 runs scored through 407 plate appearances (95 games) this season.

numberFire's models expect Peralta to score 12.0 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $3,100.

Diamondbacks' Josh Rojas on bench against Colorado

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder/outfielder Josh Rojas is not starting in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Jarrod Dyson is replacing Rojas in right field on Monday.

Rojas is 6-for-21 (.286) through seven games in the majors.

Christian Walker hitting fifth Monday for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks first baseman Christian Walker is hitting fifth in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Walker was on cleanup duties in his previous two starts. He's gone 2-for-16 over the last five games.

numberFire's models expect Walker to score 11.1 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $3,400.

Wilmer Flores sitting Monday for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores is not starting in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Flores went 2-for-5 with a solo home run in a 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday. He's being replaced on second base by Eduardo Escobar on Monday. Jake Lamb is starting on third base.

numberFire's models expect Flores to record 5 RBI and 4 scores in 54 plate appearances over the rest of the season.

Ketel Marte (back) manning center for Diamondbacks on Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder/center fielder Ketel Marte is starting in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Marte is manning center field and hitting second after missing the past two games due to lower back tightness. Adam Jones is available off the bench.

numberFire's models expect Marte to score 15.3 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $4,100.

Boston's Chris Sale (elbow) expected to avoid Tommy John surgery

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) is expected to avoid Tommy John surgery after a second opinion on his left elbow by Dr. James Andrews confirmed that he merely has inflammation.

What It Means:

Sale felt something wrong in his elbow last week and landed on the IL Saturday after an MRI revealed inflammation. While it is good news surgery is not likely, the Red Sox ace could still miss the remainder of the season as Boston treats the injury cautiously.

If Sale's season is done, he finishes with a 4.40 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, 218 strikeouts, and 37 walks in 147 1/3 innings pitched.

Source: ESPN

Adam Jones out of Diamondbacks' lineup versus Rockies

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones is not starting in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Ketel Marte is starting in center field after Jones made the start there on Sunday. He hit a 2-run triple and scored a run in the 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants.

numberFire's models expect Jones to record 3 homers, 13 RBI, 2 steals, and 13 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Nelson Cruz (wrist) back in action Monday for Minnesota

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (wrist) has been activated off the IL and is in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Cruz missed just 10 days with the wrist injury and is back at DH on Monday. He will hit third while Miguel Sano shifts back over to third base.

Our models project Cruz for 13.9 FanDuel points on Monday.

Jake Lamb in Arizona's lineup Monday evening

Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Jake Lamb is starting in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Lamb is batting sixth. Eduardo Escobar is moving to second base in place of Wilmer Flores and hitting third again.

numberFire's models expect Lamb to score 11.4 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,900.

C.J. Cron is in the Twins' lineup Monday

Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron is in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Cron will be at first and bat eighth versus the Chicago White Sox on Monday. Ehire Adrianza heads to the bench.

numberFire's models project Cron for 10.6 FanDuel points on Monday.

Max Kepler (illness) sitting out for Minnesota Monday

Minnesota Twins outfielder Max Kepler (illness) is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Kepler left Sunday's game early with a heat-related illness and is getting Monday off to rest more. Marwin Gonzalez will shift from third base to the outfield to fill in for Kepler.

Kepler is batting .255 with 33 homers and 81 RBI in 521 plate appearances this season.

Jarrod Dyson starting for Diamondbacks in Monday's opener

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson is starting in Monday's series opener against right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Dyson is replacing Josh Rojas in right field and Wilmer Flores at the top of the lineup in Monday's affair.

numberFire's models expect Dyson to score 12.2 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,900.

Garrett Hampson in center field for Colorado Monday night

Colorado Rockies infielder/outfielder Garrett Hampson is starting in Monday's series opener against right-hander Zac Gallen and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Hampson is manning center field and hitting eighth. Raimel Tapia is moving to left field in place of Ian Desmond.

numberFire's models expect Hampson to score 7.4 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,000.

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