Recent MLB Player News

Arizona's David Peralta (shoulder) placed on the 10-Day Injured List

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta was placed (right AC joint inflammation) on the 10-Day Injured List retroactive to May 22.

What It Means:

Peralta has been dealing with this injury for a while so he will need a stint on the Injured List to fully recover. The Diamondbacks have replaced Peralta's roster spot with utility-man Tim Locastro.

In 191 at-bats this season, Peralta is hitting .309 with 7 home runs and 30 RBI.

Orioles' Dan Straily removed from the rotation

Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dan Straily will pitch from the bullpen going forward according to manager Brandon Hyde.

What It Means:

Straily has really struggled this season, giving up 35 earned runs in 34.2 innings pitched. In eight starts, the right-hander has produced a 9.09 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

Straily is averaging 6.5 FanDuel points this season.

Source: Jon Meoli

Oakland Athletics place Khris Davis (hip) on the 10-Day Injured List

Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis (hip) was placed on the 10-Day Injured List retroactive to May 22.

What It Means:

Davis will miss some time after suffering a hip contusion while making a catch earlier this month. Look for Mark Canha and Chad Pinder to see more playing time.

In 157 at-bats this season, Davis is hitting .248 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI.

Angels' Andrew Heaney (elbow) will start in Sunday's matchup against the Rangers

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney (elbow) will make his first start of the season against the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

What It Means:

Heaney will make his 2019 debut after missing time with an elbow injury. In his last rehab start, the left-hander produced 10 strikeouts in 4.1 innings.

Our models project Heaney to produce a 4.79 ERA and 92 strikeouts this season.

Angels' Kole Calhoun sitting on Friday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Kole Calhoun is out of Friday's starting lineup against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Calhoun will head to the bench tonight with Shohei Ohtani handling designated hitting duties, Mike Trout in center field, and Brian Goodwin in center.

In 170 at-bats this season, Calhoun is hitting .224 with 9 home runs and 26 RBI.

Shohei Ohtani returns to the Angels' lineup on Friday

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani will start and bat fifth in Friday's game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Ohtani will handle designated hitting duties tonight with Mike Trout in center field , Brian Goodwin shifting to right, and Kole Calhoun sitting out.

Our models project Ohtani for 10.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,500.

Cardinals remove Michael Wacha from the rotation on Friday

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha will pitch from the bullpen going forward.

What It Means:

Wacha gave up six earned runs in his last start and has overall struggled this season. In 46.2 inning pitched, Wacha has produced a 5.59 ERA and 32 strikeouts.

Through nine starts this season, Wacha is averaging 23.2 FanDuel points.

Arizona's Tim Locastro starting in left field on Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks utility-man Tim Locastro will start and bat eighth in Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Locastro will be in the lineup tonight with Blake Swihart receiving Friday off.

Our models project Locastro for 7.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,000.

Blake Swihart not in the Diamondbacks' Friday lineup

Arizona Diamondbacks utility-man Blake Swihart will not start in Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Swihart will head to the bench tonight with Tim Locastro in left field.

In 72 at-bats this season, Swihart is hitting .181 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI.

Carson Kelly catching for the Diamondbacks on Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly will start and bat seventh in Friday's lineup against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Kelly will start behind the plate tonight with Alex Avila resting.

Our models project Kelly for 7.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,400.

Tony Wolters starting on Friday for Colorado

Colorado Rockies catcher Tony Wolters is in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

Wolters is getting the nod behind the plate while batting eighth in the order against Orioles starter John Means.

Our models project Wolters for 8.8 FanDuel points across 3.89 plate appearances.

Friday's Yankees-Royals game postponed due to rain

Friday's series opener between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals has been postponed due to inclement weather.

What It Means:

Torrential rains are expected to begin right at first pitch, so the team's will play a split doubleheader on Saturday. Start times are scheduled for 2:15 p.m. ET and 8:15 p.m. ET.

Before the news, our models projected the Yankees to defeat the Royals by a score of 5.62 to 4.19.

Alex Avila heading to Arizona's bench on Friday

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila will not start in Friday's game against the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Avila will sit tonight with Carson Kelly starting behind the plate against the Giants.

In 27 at-bats this season, Avila is hitting .259 with two home runs and six RBI.

Seattle's Dylan Moore sitting on Friday

Seattle Mariners infielder Dylan Moore will not start against the Oakland Athletics on Friday.

What It Means:

Moore will have the night off with Tim Beckham starting at third base.

In 52 at-bats this season, Moore is hitting .212 with two home runs and five RBI.

Ian Desmond starting for Rockies on Friday

Colorado Rockies infielder Ian Desmond is in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

Desmond is getting the nod in center field while batting fifth in the order against Orioles starter John Means.

Our models project Desmond for 11.0 FanDuel points across 4.23 plate appearances.

Seattle's Tim Beckham returns to the lineup on Friday

Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham will start and bat seventh in Friday's game against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Beckham will start at third base tonight with Dylan Moore heading to the bench.

Our models project Beckham for 10.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,900.

Daniel Murphy starting on Friday for Rockies

Colorado Rockies infielder Daniel Murphy is in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

Murphy is getting the nod at first base while batting fourth in the order against Orioles starter John Means.

Our models project Murphy for 13.7 FanDuel points across 4.34 plate appearances.

Mariners' Jay Bruce resting on Friday

Seattle Mariners outfielder Jay Bruce is out of Friday's starting lineup against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Bruce will sit tonight with Domingo Santana in left field against the Athletics.

In 146 at-bats this season, Bruce is hitting .192 with 12 home runs and 26 RBI.

Chris Iannetta sitting for Rockies on Friday

Colorado Rockies catcher Chris Iannetta is not in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

Iannetta is being replaced behind the plate by Tony Wolters against Orioles starter John Means.

In 60 plate appearances this season, Iannetta has a .231 batting average and a .776 OPS.

Seattle's Domingo Santana in the fifth spot on Friday

Seattle Mariners outfielder Domingo Santana will start in Friday's matchup against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Santana will start in left field tonight with Jay Bruce receiving a breather.

Our models project Santana for 10.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,600.

Ryan McMahon not in Colorado's Friday lineup

Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon is sitting on Friday in the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

McMahon is being replaced at first base by Daniel Murphy against Orioles starter John Means.

In 126 plate appearances this season, McMahon has a .252 batting average and a .765 OPS.

Robbie Grossman heading to the Athletics' bench on Friday

Oakland Athletics outfielder Robbie Grossman is out of Friday's starting lineup against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Grossman will sit tonight with Chad Pinder shifting to left field and Stephen Piscotty starting in right.

In 127 at-bats this season, Grossman is hitting .220 with 3 home runs and 14 RBI.

Oakland's Stephen Piscotty batting cleanup on Friday

Oakland Athletics outfielder Stephen Piscotty will start in Friday's matchup against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Piscotty will be in right field tonight with Chad Pinder moving to left and Robbie Grossman sitting out.

Our models project Piscotty for 8.8 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,100.

Charlie Blackmon sitting for Colorado on Friday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is not in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

Blackmon is being replaced in right field while batting leadoff against Orioles starter John Means.

In 219 plate appearances this season, Blackmon has 10 home runs, 31 RBI, a .300 batting average and a .921 OPS.

Baltimore's Austin Wynns receives a breather on Friday

Baltimore Orioles catcher Austin Wynns will not start against the Colorado Rockies on Friday.

What It Means:

Wynns will rest tonight with Pedro Severino starting at catcher.

In 35 at-bats this season, Wynns is hitting .229 with one RBI.

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