Nelson Cruz

FPPG: 11.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $3,400
FPPG: 11.0  |  FanDuel Salary: $3,400
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Nelson Cruz kept out of Rays' lineup Wednesday

Tampa Bay Rays designated hitter Nelson Cruz is not in the starting lineup for Wednesday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Logan Gilbert and the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Cruz is taking a seat for the matinee after going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts on Tuesday. He is 5-for-21 with 5 strikeouts over the last five contests. Austin Meadows is playing designated hitter in place of Cruz and batting cleanup in Wednesday's matinee. Randy Arozarena is moving to left field in place of Meadows and Brett Phillips is making a start in right. Arozarena, who went 3-for-4 with a solo home run on Tuesday, is hitting third.

numberFire’s models project Meadows for 13.3 FanDuel points and he has a $3,800 salary on Wednesday. Arozarena ($3,500) is projected for 12.9 FanDuel points. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rays have an implied total of 4.4 runs. Gilbert is registering a 28.4 strikeout percentage with a 5.4 walk percentage this season.