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Oakland's Stephen Piscotty (ankle) exits Saturday's game in the seventh inning

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty (ankle) was forced to leave Saturday's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means:

Piscotty injured his ankle while making a slide and will reportedly miss one day according to manager Bob Melvin. Expect Chad Pinder to start while Piscotty is out.

In 338 at-bats this season, Piscotty is hitting .246 with 12 home runs and 40 RBI.

Raiders' Antonio Brown participates in Saturday's walkthrough

Oakland Raiders wide receiver Antonio Brown "took all the reps" in Saturday's walkthrough.

What It Means:

According to head coach Jon Gruden and quarterback Derek Carr, Brown is ready to contribute despite missing time with a foot ailment. "He came in and, no mental errors, and in this offense, that’s not easy to do," said Carr to the media. "You can tell Antonio’s been studying because he came out and didn’t miss a beat. He was a part of everything we did today.”

Heading into the 2019-2020 season, numberFire's power rankings rate Brown as the ninth overall wide receiver. Our models project the 31-year old to haul in 103.5 receptions for 1,260.2 yards and 9.6 touchdowns on 156.9 targets.

Dodgers' Tony Gonsolin starting in Sunday's matchup against Atlanta

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tony Gonsolin is starting in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Gonsolin will make his third start of the season on Sunday after producing a 3.21 ERA in three previous appearances.

Through 14 innings pitched in 2019, Gonsolin is averaging 33.5 FanDuel points. The 25-year old will face a Braves team rated 14th overall by numberFire's power rankings.

Wilfredo Tovar starting on Saturday for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels infielder Wilfredo Tovar is in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Tovar is getting the nod at shortstop while batting eighth in the order against White Sox starter Hector Santiago.

Our models project Tovar for 5.9 FanDuel points across 3.94 plate appearances.

Brian Goodwin starting for Angels on Saturday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin is in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Goodwin is getting the nod in center field while batting sixth in the order against White Sox starter Hector Santiago.

Our models project Goodwin for 8.4 FanDuel points across 4.16 plate appearances.

Max Stassi starting on Saturday for Angels

Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi is in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Stassi is getting the nod behind the plate while batting ninth in the order against White Sox starter Hector Santiago.

Our models project Stassi for 6.6 FanDuel points across 3.83 plate appearances.

Matt Thaiss sitting on Saturday for Los Angeles

Los Angeles Angels infielder Matt Thaiss is not in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Thaiss is being replaced at third base by David Fletcher against White Sox starter Hector Santiago.

In 92 plate appearances this season, Thaiss has a .183 batting average and a .662 OPS.

Anthony Bemboom sitting for Los Angeles on Saturday

Los Angeles Angels catcher Anthony Bemboom is not in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Bemboom is being replaced behind the plate by Max Stassi against White Sox.

In 12 plate appearances this season, Bemboom has a .250 batting average and an .823 OPS.

Red Sox place Chris Sale (elbow) on the 10-day Injured List

Boston Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (elbow) was placed on the 10-day Injured List on Saturday.

What It Means:

Sale has been bothered by elbow stiffness this week and will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews. Unless Sale's inflammation is diagnosed as minor, we could be looking at a season-ending injury for Boston's ace.

Though 147.1 innings pitched this season, Sale has produced a 4.40 ERA and 218 strikeouts.

Ian Desmond starting in left field for the Rockies on Saturday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Ian Desmond is batting seventh in Saturday's lineup against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Desmond will be in left field with Yonathan Daza heading to the bench and Raimel Tapia moving to center field.

Our models project Desmond for 12.1 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,600.

Shohei Ohtani not in Angels' Saturday lineup

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani is sitting on Saturday in the team's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Ohtani is being replaced at designated hitter by Mike Trout against White Sox starter Hector Santiago.

In 343 plate appearances this season, Ohtani has a .295 batting average and an .865 OPS.

Adam Engel in Chicago's Saturday lineup

Chicago White Sox outfielder Adam Engel is starting on Saturday in the team's game against Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Engel is getting the nod in center field while batting ninth in the order against Angels starter Noe Ramirez.

In 130 plate appearances this season, Engel has a .218 batting average and a .615 OPS.

Jon Jay sitting on Saturday for Chicago

Chicago White Sox outfielder Jon Jay is not in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Jay is being replaced in right field by Leury Garcia against Angels starter Noe Ramirez.

In 154 plate appearances this season, Jay has a .277 batting average and a .647 OPS.

Colorado's Yonder Alonso receives Saturday off

Colorado Rockies first baseman Yonder Alonso is not starting in Saturday's lineup against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Alonso will head to the bench against Miami with Daniel Murphy making the start at first base.

In 257 at-bats this season, Alonso is hitting .202 with 10 home runs and 35 RBI.

Yonathan Daza out of Colorado's Saturday lineup

Colorado Rockies outfielder Yonathan Daza is not starting in Saturday's game against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Daza will head to the bench against Miami with Ian Desmond making the start in left field and Ramiel Tapia shifting to center.

In 41 at-bats this season, Daza is hitting .146 with one RBI.

Rockies' Daniel Murphy batting cleanup on Saturday

Colorado Rockies infielder Daniel Murphy is starting in Saturday's matchup against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Murphy will start at first base with Yonder Alonso sitting out against the Marlins.

Our models project Murphy for 11.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,200.

Garrett Cooper starting on Saturday for Marlins

Miami Marlins infielder/outfielder Garrett Cooper is in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Cooper is getting the nod at first base while batting fourth in the order against Rockies starter German Marquez.

Our models project Cooper for 10.0 FanDuel points across 4.36 plate appearances.

Curtis Granderson starting on Saturday for Miami

Miami Marlins outfielder Curtis Granderson is in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Granderson is getting the nod in left field while batting sixth in the order against Rockies starter German Marquez.

In 313 plate appearances this season, Granderson has a .189 batting average and a .659 OPS.

Jorge Alfaro starting on Saturday for Miami

Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro is in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Alfaro is getting the nod behind the plate while batting seventh in the order against Rockies starter German Marquez.

Our models project Alfaro for 8.4 FanDuel points across 4.03 plate appearances.

Arizona's Josh Rojas receives a breather on Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks utility-man Josh Rojas is not starting in Saturday's lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Rojas will sit against the Giants with Adam Jones making the start in right field.

In 18 at-bats this season, Rojas is hitting .278 with one RBI.

Carson Kelly heading to Arizona's bench on Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly is not starting in Saturday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Kelly will receive a breather against the Giants with Alex Avila starting behind the plate.

In 243 at-bats this season, Kelly is hitting .259 with 17 home runs and 42 RBI.

Wilmer Flores batting second for Arizona on Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores is starting in Saturday's lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Flores will start at second base with Eduardo Escobar shifting to third, Jake Lamb moving to first, and Christian Walker heading to the bench.

Our models project Flores for 10.0 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,700.

Diamondbacks' Alex Avila starting behind the plate on Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila is batting eighth in Saturday's matchup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Avila will catch against San Francisco with Carson Kelly receiving the night off.

Our models project Avila for 10.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,500.

Adam Jones returns to the Diamondbacks' lineup on Saturday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones is batting sixth in Saturday's matchup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Jones will start in right field with Josh Rojas receiving a breather against San Francisco.

Our models project Jones for 8.9 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,700.

Isan Diaz sitting for Marlins on Saturday

Miami Marlins infielder Isan Diaz is not in the lineup on Saturday in the team's game against Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Diaz is being replaced at second base by Neil Walker against Rockies starter German Marquez.

In 47 plate appearances this season, Diaz has a .186 batting average and a .534 OPS.

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