Justin Upton (back) absent from Angels' lineup Wednesday afternoon
Los Angeles Angels outfielder Justin Upton (back) is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against right-hander Kevin Gausman and the San Francisco Giants.
Upton was lifted early from Tuesday's game due to tightness in his lower back. The Angels haven't indicated whether or not Upton will be available off the bench but they may want to give him an additional day of rest ahead of Thursday's off day. Taylor Ward will move to left field in place of Upton and hit fifth. Juan Lagares will enter the lineup in center field and hit eighth. Luis Rengifo will cover the leadoff role for Upton on Wednesday.
numberFire’s models project Ward for 7.4 FanDuel points and he has a $2,500 salary on Wednesday. Rengifo has a $2,000 salary and is projected for the same total. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Angels have an implied total of 4.0 runs.
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