George Springer sitting Thursday afternoon for Toronto
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder George Springer is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Tyler Wells and the Baltimore Orioles.
The Blue Jays are giving Springer a maintenance day after he went 2-for-13 in the first three games of the series. Raimel Tapia is covering center field and hitting sixth while Santiago Espinal replaces Springer in the leadoff spot. Teoscar Hernandez is in right and Alejandro Kirk is at designated hitter. Gabriel Moreno is starting at catcher and batting eighth.
Espinal is currently numberFire's top point-per-dollar value among hitters on Thursday. He has a $2,600 salary and our models project him for 12.9 FanDuel points. Hernandez is our sixth-best value. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Blue Jays have the sixth-highest implied total (5.11) out of the 18 teams playing Thursday.
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