Josh Bell

FPPG: 7.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
FPPG: 7.6  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,800
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Josh Bell back for Pirates on Thursday afternoon

Pittsburgh Pirates first baseman Josh Bell is back in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Bell will step back onto first base and bat cleanup after sitting out Wednesday. He's hitless and has 9 strikeouts in his last 19 at-bats. Colin Moran will serve as the Pirates' designated hitter Thursday while Jose Osuna sits. Gregory Polanco will move down a spot to hit fifth.

numberFire's models expect Bell to score 9.5 FanDuel points on Thursday with a salary of $2,700. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Pirates currently have an implied total of 3.9 runs.