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Craig Gentry enters Orioles' lineup in left field
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Craig Gentry is starting in left field Saturday versus the Cleveland Indians.
Trey Mancini (knee) banged his knee against a wall on Friday and won't play Saturday. His absence forces Gentry to start, and he'll also hit leadoff against Cleveland's Mike Clevinger.
At $2,400, Gentry is projected for 9.8 FanDuel points this afternoon.
Orioles' Trey Mancini (knee) avoids structural damage, out of Saturday lineup
Baltimore Orioles first baseman/outfielder Trey Mancini avoided suffering structural damage to his injured knee, reports
Mancini slammed his knee into the wall on Friday and will be out of Saturday's lineup as a result. He's not expected to hit the disabled list as he's mostly dealing with swelling and soreness. Craig Gentry will be in left and bat leadoff today for Baltimore.
Off to a good start, we project Mancini to hit .279 with 21 homers the rest of the year.
Timberwolves' Jimmy Butler dealing with wrist injury
Minnesota Timberwolves guard/forward Jimmy Butler is dealing with a sore right wrist.
Butler returned from knee surgery earlier this month only to come down with a wrist injury a few games in. His wrist has been wrapped and he doesn't appear to be playing with the same aggression on the offensive end. But he's not making excuses, saying "If you put on that jersey and go out there and play, you've got to produce. You've got to do what they got you here to do. So 40, 50, 95, 100 [percent], I'm out there playing."
Through 2 games, Butler is averaging just 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists. We give the T'Wolves just a 38.9% chance of taking Game 3 on Saturday night.
Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich will remain away from team for Game 4
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich will not coach the team for Sunday's Game 4 matchup against the Golden State Warriors.
According to Jabari Young of the San Antonio Express-News, assistant Ettore Messina will again coach the team. He did so in Game 3 as Pop attended to his family with the passing of his wife, Erin.
Down 3-0 to the Golden State Warriors, our models give the Spurs a 54.3% chance of avoiding the sweep at home.
Cardinals' Kolten Wong starting at second base against Reds
St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong will start Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds.
Wong has sat out two straight games against lefties, but with a righty on the bump today he'll be back in at second. His presence moves Matt Carpenter to third and Jedd Gyorko to the bench for St. Louis.
Wong is projected for 9.5 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,200 today.
Cardinals' Dexter Fowler reenters the lineup on Saturday
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler is in the starting lineup Saturday versus the Cincinnati Reds.
Fowler was limited to a bench role Friday, but with Tommy Pham out he'll slide back in and play right. Harrison Bader is in center with Fowler hitting fifth against Cincy's Homer Bailey.
Hitting just .176, Fowler is projected to tally 11.6 FanDuel points at his $3,100 price tag.
Cardinals' Jedd Gyorko on the bench Saturday against Cincinnati
St. Louis Cardinals third/second baseman Jedd Gyorko is not in the starting lineup as the Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds on Saturday afternoon.
With Gyorko heading to the bench, Kolten Wong will reenter at second base while Matt Carpenter mans the hot corner. Wong hits seventh as Carpenter bats leadoff against Homer Bailey.
Gyorko is projected to hit .244 with 18 homers and 58 RBI the rest of the way this season.
Cardinals' Tommy Pham back out of lineup on Saturday
St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham is not in the lineup for Saturday's home game against the Cincinnati Reds.
Pham spent a few days out of the lineup before starting on Friday night. He went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs, but the team is going to take it easy with him for the foreseeable future. As he sits, Matt Carpenter will leadoff as Dexter Fowler enters in the field and Harrison Bader takes over in center field.
Our models project Pham for 19 dingers, 64 RBI and a .260 average the remainder of the 2018 season.
Reds' Billy Hamilton sitting Saturday against Cardinals
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton is not in the lineup for Saturday's divisional matchup against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Hamilton has been starting just about every game in center, but with Scott Schebler off the disabled list he's going to take over in the field this afternoon. Schebler hits sixth for the Reds.
Slashing .180/.286/.246 on the year, Hamilton is projected for 2 home runs, 30 RBI and 48 stolen bases over the remainder of 2018.
Yadier Molina up to second in Cardinals' Saturday lineup
St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is hitting second on Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds.
Molina, who usually hits fifth or sixth in the lineup, will move all the way up to second as the Cardinals are without Tommy Pham (groin) today. He and the rest of the Cards will oppose the Reds' Homer Bailey.
Priced at $3,300, Molina is projected for 11.2 FanDuel points in today's matchup.
John Hicks out of lineup as Tigers face Royals on Saturday
Detroit Tigers catcher John Hicks is not in the lineup ahead of Saturday's matchup against the Kansas City Royals.
Hicks went 1-for-4 with 3 FanDuel points in Friday night's start. However, with a quick turnaround he'll step aside to allow James McCann the start on Saturday afternoon. McCann hits seventh in the Tigers' batting order.
Our models project Hicks for 4 home runs, 22 RBI and a .245 average over the rest of the 2018 season.
Reds' Scott Schebler (elbow) returns to starting lineup on Saturday
Cincinnati Reds outfielder Scott Schebler is returning to the starting lineup Saturday against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Schebler was activated from the disabled list on Friday, but he didn't start. It will be his first start since April 6th, when he suffered a ulnar nerve contusion to his right elbow. As he plays center and hits sixth, Billy Hamilton will head to the bench for Cincinnati.
Our models project Schebler for 9.0 FanDuel points at his $2,600 price tag on today's slate.
James McCann manning the dish Saturday for Detroit
Detroit Tigers catcher James McCann is starting behind the plate Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.
Following a brief rest on Friday night, McCann will return to catch and hit seventh on Saturday. His presence sends John Hicks back to the Detroit bench for today's matchup.
At $2,300, McCann is projected for 8.1 FanDuel points against the Royals' Danny Duffy.
Niko Goodrum returns to Tigers' bench on Saturday
Detroit Tigers first/third baseman Niko Goodrum will be on the bench for Saturday's home game versus the Kansas City Royals.
Goodrum spelled Miguel Cabrera for the second half of Friday's doubleheader, but he'll allow Cabrera to return to his usual starting spot. Miggy hits third against lefty Danny Duffy.
Through 34 plate appearances, Goodrum is hitting .194 with 1 home run and 3 RBI.
Tigers' Miguel Cabrera returns to starting lineup Saturday
Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera will start at first base Saturday against the Kansas City Royals.
Cabrera started yesterday's doubleheader, but he sat out the back end. That was enough rest, though, and he'll be back to hit third, replacing Niko Goodrum.
Batting .286, Cabrera is projected for 9.4 FanDuel points at a cost of $3,700 on Saturday's early slate.
Victor Reyes back on Tigers' bench on Saturday
Detroit Tigers outfielder Victor Reyes is headed to the bench for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
Reyes started on Friday and went 0-for-3 at the plate. Today, he will turn over left field to JaCoby Jones, who moves from center as Leonys Martin reenters the lineup.
Through 8 games, Reyes is hitting .125 with 1 stolen base and 5 runs scored.
Leonys Martin starting, leading off Saturday for Tigers
Detroit Tigers outfielder Leonys Martin is starting in center field for Saturday's game against the Kansas City Royals.
Martin is back in the starting lineup after a night off Friday. He will man center and take first hacks against Danny Duffy and the Royals. JaCoby will slide to left as Victor Reyes goes to the bench.
At $3,200, Martin is projected for 4.6 plate appearances and 10.3 FanDuel points today in Detroit.
Abraham Almonte starting in center on Saturday for Royals
Kansas City Royals outfielder Abraham Almonte is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Detroit Tigers.
After spending Friday on the bench, Almonte will step in for Paulo Orlando, who will head to the pine Saturday. Meanwhile, Almonte will hit seventh against Detroit's Mike Fiers.
Almonte is projected for 8.5 FanDuel points at a price of $2,000.
Paulo Orlando out of lineup as Royals face Tigers
Kansas City Royals outfielder Paulo Orlando is not in the team's starting lineup Saturday against the Detroit Tigers.
After going 0-for-3 with a strikeout last night, Orlando will be back on the bench for Saturday's matchup. He's replaced by Abraham Almonte, who will hit seventh in the Royals' batting order.
Orlando is projected for 5 home runs, 24 RBI and a .251 average the rest of the season.
Luke Maile catching Saturday as Blue Jays battle Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Luke Maile is behind the plate Saturday against the New York Yankees.
Maile's spelling Russell Martin, who's on the bench to start today's matchup. Meanwhile, Maile will hit from the six-hole against starter Jordan Montgomery.
At a cost of $2,500, Maile is projected for 7.2 FanDuel points in 4.2 plate appearances.
Russell Martin not in Toronto's Saturday lineup
Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin is not in the lineup for Saturday's road game against the New York Yankees.
After a start on Friday, Martin will move to the bench as Luke Maile takes over behind the plate. Maile's hitting sixth in the Toronto batting order.
After going 1-for-4 with a double in yesterday's game, Martin is hitting .140 with 2 homers and 6 RBI on the year.
Justin Smoak on the bench Saturday for Toronto
Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Justin Smoak is not in the lineup for Saturday's game versus the New York Yankees.
Smoak will take a break as Steve Pearce starts at first base this afternoon. Pearce hits first against the Yankees' Jordan Montgomery.
Smoak is projected to tally 26 home runs and 74 RBI with a .250 average the rest of the season.
Blue Jays' Steve Pearce in the lineup Saturday against Yankees
Toronto Blue Jays infielder Steve Pearce is starting at first base Saturday against the New York Yankees.
Pearce wasn't in the lineup Friday, but with a lefty on the mound Justin Smoak will allow him to play first and hit leadoff. The Blue Jays take on Jordan Montgomery at Yankee Stadium.
Pearce is projected for 10.9 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,800 on today's slate.
Gary Sanchez out of Saturday's lineup for Yankees
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is not starting Saturday versus the Toronto Blue Jays.
After four straight starts behind the plate, Sanchez will take a breather in favor of Austin Romine. Romine will hit eighth as he bats from the right side of the plate.
Our models project Sanchez for 32 home runs, 77 RBI and a .291 average the rest of the season.
Austin Romine in at catcher Saturday for New York
New York Yankees catcher Austin Romine is in the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Romine's spelling Gary Sanchez behind the plate on Saturday. He will hit eighth as the Yankees take on Marcus Stroman and the Blue Jays.
Romine is projected for 7.3 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,000 today.
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