Jake Bauers batting sixth for Indians versus Rays

Cleveland Indians utility player Jake Bauers is playing designated hitter and batting sixth in Thursday afternoon's series opener against left-hander Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

Bauers hit a 2-run homer while batting cleanup and playing first base in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics, providing the Indians with both of their runs in the matinee. He went hitless with 3 whiffs in his other attempts. The 23-year-old's batting average has fallen from .257 to .227 over the past two weeks.

numberFire's models expect Bauers to score 7.9 FanDuel points on Thursday. He's priced at $2,400.