Martin Maldonado

FPPG: 6.9  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,200
FPPG: 6.9  |  FanDuel Salary: $2,200
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Martin Maldonado absent for Astros Thursday afternoon

Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Lucas Giolito and the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Christian Vazquez will catch for Luis Garcia and hit eighth. Maldonado started four of the past five games.

Vazquez has a $2,200 salary on Thursday and numberFire’s models project him for 9.3 FanDuel points. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros’ implied total (4.19) is No. 8 out of 22 teams today.