Recent MLB Player News

Jake Hager starting for Diamondbacks in Game 2 on Tuesday

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Hager is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

In Game 2 of the doubleheader, Ketel Marte has been scratched for undisclosed reasons. With that, Hager has now been elevated to the starting lineup. He'll get the nod at second base, hitting eighth in the order versus Dodgers starter Tyler Anderson.

Our models project Hager for 0.7 hits, 0.3 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.3 RBI and 6.6 FanDuel points.

Ketel Marte scratched for Diamondbacks in Tuesday's Game 2; Jake Hager enters

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Ketel Marte has been scratched from the lineup Tuesday night.

What It Means:

There has been no announcement as to why the star infielder has been removed from the lineup. In any case, he is no longer on the lineup card. Instead, Jake Hager will get the nod at second base versus Tyler Anderson and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In 144 plate appearances this season, Marte has a .219 batting average with a .681 OPS, 2 home runs, 15 runs, 9 RBI and 2 stolen bases.

Jared Walsh sitting for Angels on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels infielder Jared Walsh is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Walsh will move to the bench on Tuesday with Matt Duffy starting at first base. Duffy will bat fifth versus left-hander Taylor Hearn and Texas.

The Angels implied team total of 4.41 runs is the fifth-highest total on Tuesday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Angels' Matt Duffy batting fifth on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels infielder Matt Duffy is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Duffy will start at first base on Tuesday and bat fifth versus left-hander Taylor Hearn and the Rangers. Jared Walsh moves to the bench.

The Angels implied team total of 4.41 runs is the fifth-highest total on Tuesday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Tyler Wade sitting for Angels on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels infielder Tyler Wade is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Wade will move to the bench on Tuesday with Luis Rengifo starting at second base. Rengifo will bat sixth versus left-hander Taylor Hearn and the Rangers.

The Angels implied team total of 4.41 runs is the fifth-highest total on Tuesday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Angels' Luis Rengifo batting sixth on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels infielder Luis Rengifo is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Rengifo will start at second base on Tuesday and bat sixth versus left-hander Taylor Hearn and the Texas. Tyler Wade moves to the bench.

The Angels implied team total of 4.41 runs is the fifth-highest total on Tuesday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Chad Wallach catching for Angels on Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels catcher Chad Wallach is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Wallach will catch for left-hander Reid Detmers on Tuesday and bat seventh versus left-hander Taylor Hearn and Texas. Austin Romine returns to the bench.

numberFire's models project Wallach for 8.2 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,200.

Zach Eflin (illness) active, starting Tuesday for Phillies

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Zach Eflin is starting on Tuesday versus the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

The Phillies activated Eflin from the COVID-19 injured list on Tuesday following an absence of just over a week. His last start was on May 1, so it's possible that the Phillies want to keep the right-hander on a pitch count.

numberFire’s models project Eflin for 25.9 FanDuel points on Tuesday, and he has a $7,500 salary.

Evan Longoria sitting for Giants on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants infielder Evan Longoria is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Longoria will move to the bench on Tuesday with Wilmer Flores starting at third base. Flores will bat third versus right-hander Chad Kuhl and the Rockies.

numberFire's models project Flores for 13.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $3,500.

Wilmer Flores batting third for Giants on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants infielder Wilmer Flores is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Flores will start at third base on Tuesday and bat third versus right-hander Chad Kuhl and the Rockies. Evan Longoria moves to the bench.

numberFire's models project Flores for 13.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $3,500.

LaMonte Wade Jr. sitting for Giants on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants outfielder LaMonte Wade Jr. is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Wade will move to the bench on Tuesday with Darin Ruf starting in left field. Ruf will bat sixth versus right-hander Chad Kuhl and the Rockies. Tommy La Stella will move to first in the order.

numberFire's models project Ruf for 14.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $3,200.

Giants' Darin Ruf batting sixth on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants infielder/outfielder Darin Ruf is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Ruf will start in left field on Tuesday and bat eighth versus right-hander Chad Kuhl and the Rockies. LaMonte Wade Jr. will move to the bench.

numberFire's models project Ruf for 14.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $3,200.

Josh VanMeter in Pirates' Tuesday lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Josh VanMeter is in the lineup Tuesday in the team's game against the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

VanMeter is getting the nod at second base, batting leadoff versus Cubs starter Keegan Thompson.

Our models project VanMeter for 0.9 hits, 0.5 runs, 0.2 home runs, 0.8 RBI and 12.1 FanDuel points.

Omar Narvaez on Brewers' bench Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Omar Narvaez is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against left-hander Tucker Davidson and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Victor Caratini is replacing Narvaez at catcher and hitting ninth.

numberFire’s models project Caratini for 6.8 FanDuel points on Tuesday, and he has a $2,100 salary.

Ke'Bryan Hayes sitting Tuesday for Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Ke'Bryan Hayes is not in the Tuesday in the team's game against the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Hayes is being replaced at third base by Michael Chavis versus Cubs starter Keegan Thompson.

In 136 plate appearances this season, Hayes has a .293 batting average with a .760 OPS, 13 runs, 9 RBI and 3 stolen bases.

Jace Peterson riding pine Tuesday for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Jace Peterson is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against left-hander Tucker Davidson and the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

The Brewers are taking the lefty-hitting Peterson out of the lineup against Atlanta's southpaw. Michael Brosseau is replacing Peterson on third base and batting eighth.

numberFire’s models project Brosseau for 9.4 FanDuel points on Tuesday, and he has a $2,000 salary.

Nathaniel Lowe sitting for Rangers on Tuesday

Texas Rangers infielder Nathaniel Lowe is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Lowe will move to the bench on Tuesday with Andy Ibanez starting at first base. Ibanez will bat seventh versus left-hander Reid Detmers and the Angels.

numberFire's models project Ibanez for 8.0 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,200.

Rangers' Andy Ibanez batting seventh on Tuesday

Texas Rangers infielder Andy Ibanez is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Ibanez will start at first base on Tuesday and bat seventh versus left-hander Reid Detmers and the Angels. Nathaniel Lowe moves to the bench.

numberFire's models project Ibanez for 8.0 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,200.

Brad Miller sitting for Texas on Tuesday

Texas Rangers infielder Brad Miller is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Miller will move to the bench on Tuesday with Charlie Culberson starting at third base. Culberson will bat ninth versus left-hander Reid Detmers and the Angels.

numberFire's models project Culberson for 9.7 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,200.

Andrelton Simmons absent from Cubs' Tuesday lineup

Chicago Cubs infielder Andrelton Simmons is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander J.T. Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Ildemaro Vargas is replacing Simmons at shortstop and hitting ninth. Simmons has only made one start in three games since returning from the injured list.

numberFire’s models project Vargas for 6.9 FanDuel points on Tuesday, and he has a $2,000 salary. Per our MLB Heat Map, Brubaker is registering a 24.3% strikeout rate and an 11.8% walk rate this season.

Charlie Culberson batting ninth for Rangers on Tuesday

Texas Rangers infielder Charlie Culberson is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Culberson will start at third base on Tuesday and bat ninth versus left-hander Reid Detmers and the Angels. Brad Miller moves to the bench.

numberFire's models project Culberson for 9.7 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,200.

Yan Gomes sitting Tuesday for Cubs

Chicago Cubs catcher Yan Gomes is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against right-hander J.T. Brubaker and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Willson Contreras is shifting to catcher in place of Gomes on Tuesday. Frank Schwindel is at designated hitter and the six-hole while Alfonso Rivas returns to the lineup to play first base and bat fifth.

numberFire’s models project Rivas for 8.8 FanDuel points on Tuesday, and he has a $2,400 salary. Per our MLB Heat Map, Brubaker is registering a 24.3% strikeout rate and an 11.8% walk rate this season.

Jonah Heim sitting for Rangers on Tuesday

Texas Rangers catcher Jonah Heim is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Heim will move to the bench on Tuesday with Nick Solak entering the lineup in the designated hitter role and Sam Huff moving behind the plate. Solak will bat fifth versus left-hander Reid Detmers and the Angels.

numberFire's models project Solak for 9.6 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,400.

Rangers' Nick Solak batting fifth on Tuesday

Texas Rangers infielder Nick Solak is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Solak will fill the designated hitter role on Tuesday with Jonah Heim moving to the bench and Sam Huff moving behind the plate. Solak will bat fifth versus left-hander Reid Detmers and the Angels.

numberFire's models project Solak for 9.6 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,400.

Chas McCormick sitting for Houston on Tuesday

Houston Astros outfielder Chas McCormick is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Boston Red Sox.

What It Means:

McCormick will move to the bench on Tuesday with Jose Siri starting in right field. Siri will bat eighth on Tuesday versus right-hander Nathan Eovaldi and Boston.

numberFire's models project Siri for 10.8 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,000.

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