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Martin Maldonado heads to the Astros' bench on Tuesday

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Maldonado heads to the bench with Max Stassi starting behind the plate on Tuesday.

Maldonado is batting .220 with 7 homers and a .277 wOBA over 329 plate appearances this season with Houston and the Los Angeles Angels.

Astros' Max Stassi in at catcher on Tuesday night

Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi is in the lineup, batting eighth on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Stassi gets the start at catcher with Martin Maldonado headed to the bench.

Our models project Stassi for 10.0 FanDuel points while costing just $2,000 on Tuesday.

Evan Gattis not starting on Tuesday for Houston

Houston Astros designated hitter/catcher Evan Gattis is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Gattis has been in at DH the last eight games but will get a breather with Jose Altuve back in action on Tuesday night.

Gattis is slashing .233/.291/.483 with 24 homers in 395 plate appearances this season.

Jose Altuve (knee) back in Astros' lineup on Tuesday

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (knee) is in the lineup, batting second on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Altuve missed nearly a month with knee soreness but is back in the lineup following a brief rehab appearance in the minors on Sunday. Kyle Tucker was sent down in a corresponding move. Evan Gattis exits the lineup to make room for Altuve on Tuesday.

Our models project Altuve for 10.8 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Atlanta and Pittsburgh now scheduled to start at 7:45 pm ET on Tuesday

Tuesday's game between the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates is expected to start at 7:45 pm ET.

What It Means:

Following a brief rain delay of 40 minutes, the two clubs will face off in Game 2 of a three-game series on Tuesday. Kevin Gausman of Atlanta will face off against Ivan Nova.

Our models give the Braves a 50.9% chance of winning on Tuesday.

Yasiel Puig in Los Angeles' Tuesday lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig is batting eighth against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Puig is spelling Matt Kemp in this contest.

Our models project Puig for 12.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,400.

Matt Kemp sits on Tuesday for Dodgers

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Kemp will get a rest here, and the Dodgers are starting Yasiel Puig in his place.

Our models project Kemp to hit .281 with 6 home runs, 20 RBI, and 16 runs in 134 more plate appearances.

Cardinals' Patrick Wisdom sent down to Triple-A on Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Patrick Wisdom has been demoted to Triple-A on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Wisdom started at third on Monday but heads to the minors with Matt Adams rejoining the club. Jedd Gyorko gets the start on Tuesday.

Wisdom was 4-for-12 with 1 homer, 3 RBI, and 4 runs scored in 14 plate appearances during his brief MLB stay.

Dodgers' Yasmani Grandal catching on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal is batting sixth against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Grandal is taking over from Austin Barnes today.

Our models project Grandal for 12.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,600.

Max Muncy starting for Dodgers against Cardinals

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy is batting fifth against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Muncy is another part of the lefty bat package that Los Angeles will employ in this one. Enrique Hernandez will sit to make room.

Our models project Muncy for 10.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,700.

Braves-Pirates start to be pushed back due to rain Tuesday

The start of Tuesday's matchup between the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates will be delayed due to inclement weather.

What It Means:

The tarp is out in Pittsburgh, so right-handers Ivan Nova and Kevin Gausman will have to wait to toe the rubber for their respective clubs.

The Braves are 8th and the Pirates are 17th in numberFire's MLB Team Power Rankings.

Dodgers sit Enrique Hernandez on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder/outfielder Enrique Hernandez is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Hernandez will sit out so Max Muncy's lefty bat can get some plate appearances here. Cody Bellinger will cover center field with Muncy at first.

Our models project Hernandez to bat .232 with 5 home runs, 14 RBI, and 14 runs in 108 more plate appearances.

Jedd Gyorko starting at third base on Tuesday for St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jedd Gyorko is in the lineup, batting sixth on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Gyorko gets the start at third base, following a day off on Monday. Patrick Wisdom will move to the bench on Tuesday.

Our models project Gyorko for 9.6 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Jose Martinez not starting on Tuesday for St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman/outfielder Jose Martinez is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Martinez heads to the bench with Tyler O'Neill starting in right field on Tuesday.

Martinez has slashed .30/.370/.474 with 15 homers, 71 RBI, and a .365 wOBA in 449 plate appearances this season.

Austin Barnes out for Los Angeles versus St. Louis

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Barnes swings righty, so the Dodgers will get starter Yasmani Grandal back in the lineup today against a righty starter.

Our models project Barnes to bat .240 in 58 more plate appearances.

Chris Herrmann in Mariners' Tuesday lineup

Seattle Mariners catcher Chris Herrmann is starting on Tuesday against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Herrmann will get the nod behind the plate and bat sixth in the order against Brad Peacock.

Our models project Herrmann for 6.9 FanDuel points in 3.83 plate appearances.

Ryon Healy starting for Mariners on Tuesday

Seattle Mariners infielder Ryon Healy is in the lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Healy will start at first base and bat sixth in the order against Brad Peacock.

Our models project Healy for 9.8 FanDuel points in 4.01 plate appearances.

Dodgers start Joc Pederson on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Joc Pederson is batting leadoff against the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Pederson is in the lineup today as the Dodgers look to stack lefties up. Brian Dozier's absence will create a lineup spot for him.

Our models project Pederson for 13.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,000.

Brian Dozier out of Dodgers' lineup on Tuesday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Brian Dozier is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Dozier will head to the bench as the Dodgers load up on lefty bats today. Joc Pederson will draw the start in left field, pushing Chris Taylor to second base.

Our models project Dozier to hit .258 with 6 home runs, 18 RBI, and 21 runs in 128 more plate appearances.

Mike Zunino sitting on Tuesday for Seattle

Seattle Mariners catcher Mike Zunino is not in the lineup on Tuesday against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Zunino will be replaced behind the plate by Chris Herrmann against Brad Peacock.

Our models project Zunino for a .222 batting average with five home runs and 13 RBI in 89 plate appearances going forward.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa in Rangers' lineup against Athletics

Texas Rangers catcher/infielder Isiah Kiner-Falefa is starting on Tuesday versus the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Robinson Chirinos will be on the bench, so Kiner-Falefa will catch right-hander Ariel Jurado and bat eighth versus Athletics southpaw Brett Anderson.

numberFire's models project Kiner-Falefa to score 7.8 FanDuel points at a cost of $2,600 on Tuesday.

Cardinals' Tyler O'Neill batting third on Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Tyler O'Neill is in the lineup, batting third on Tuesday.

What It Means:

O'Neill gets the start in right with Jose Martinez getting the night off against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Our models project O'Neill for 9.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Yadier Molina back at catcher for St. Louis on Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Molina will start at catcher following a rare day off on Monday. Francisco Pena heads to the bench on Tuesday.

Our models project Molina for 10.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Francisco Pena back on Cardinals' bench on Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Francisco Pena is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Pena got a rare start on Monday but heads back to the bench with Yadier Molina in the lineup on Tuesday.

Pena has batted just .200 with 2 homers in 117 plate appearances this season.

Jonathan Lucroy is not in Oakland's Tuesday lineup

Oakland Athletics catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Lucroy heads to the bench with Josh Phegley starting at catcher versus the Texas Rangers on Tuesday.

Lucroy is batting .242 with 2 homers and a .275 wOBA over 360 plate appearances this season.

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