Recent MLB Player News

Royals' Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) ruled out for the season

Kansas City Royals infielder Adalberto Mondesi (shoulder) was forced to leave Sunday's matchup against the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

According to Flanagan, "Mondesi’s season is obviously over." Stay tuned for an update after a physician re-examines the young shortstop's shoulder but it looks like his year is over after it "popped out again and went right back in."

In 415 at-bats this season, Mondesi produced a .263 average with 9 home runs and 62 RBI.

Indians' Kevin Plawecki receives a breather on Sunday

Cleveland Indians catcher Kevin Plawecki is not starting in Sunday's matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Plawecki will rest against the Phillies with Roberto Perez starting at catcher.

In 155 at-bats this season, Plawecki is hitting .219 with 3 home runs and 17 RBI.

Yu Chang heads to Cleveland's bench on Sunday

Cleveland Indians infielder Yu Chang is not starting in Sunday's lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Chang will rest against the Phillies with Ryan Flaherty moving to third base and Mike Freeman starting at second.

In 63 at-bats this season, Chang is hitting .190 with one home run and six RBI.

Cleveland's Mike Freeman starting at second base on Sunday

Cleveland Indians utility-man Mike Freeman is batting fifth in Sunday's matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Freeman will start in today's game with Yu Chang heading to the bench.

Our models project Freeman for 6.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,600.

Roberto Perez catching for Cleveland on Sunday

Cleveland Indians catcher Roberto Perez is batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Perez will start behind the plate with Kevin Plawecki sitting out.

Our models project Perez for 8.3 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,800.

Indians' Greg Allen in left field on Sunday

Cleveland Indians outfielder Greg Allen is batting seventh in Sunday's lineup against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Allen will start in tonight's game with Jordan Luplow sitting out against the Phillies.

Allen's FanDuel price tonight is $2,300. Cleveland's outfielder is averaging 6.9 FanDuel points this season.

Jordan Luplow out of Cleveland's Sunday lineup

Cleveland Indians outfielder Jordan Luplow is not starting in Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Luplow will head to the bench with Greg Allen starting in left field against Philadelphia.

In 218 at-bats this season, Luplow is hitting .275 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI.

Russell Martin out of the Dodgers' Sunday lineup

Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Russell Martin is not starting in Sunday's matchup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Martin will head to the bench with Will Smith starting behind the plate.

In 203 at-bats this season, Martin is hitting .217 with 6 home runs and 20 RBI.

Dodgers' Will Smith starting behind the plate on Sunday

Dodgers Will Smith is batting eighth in Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Smith will catch against the Rockies with Russell Martin receiving a breather.

Our models project Smith for 8.5 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,700.

Matt Beaty returns to the Dodgers' lineup on Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Matt Beaty is batting seventh in Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Beaty will start at first base with David Freese resting against the Rockies.

Our models project Beaty for 9.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,800.

Dodgers' David Freese resting on Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder David Freese is not starting in Sunday's matchup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Freese will receive the afternoon off with Matt Beaty starting at first base.

In 156 at-bats this season, Freese is hitting .314 with 11 home runs and 29 RBI.

Chris Taylor heads to the Dodgers' bench on Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers utility-man Chris Taylor is not starting in Sunday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Taylor will sit against Colorado with Joc Pederson in right field.

In 347 at-bats this season, Taylor is hitting .259 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI.

Nomar Mazara starting on Sunday for Rangers

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Nomar Mazara is in the lineup on Sunday in the team's game against the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Mazara is getting the nod in right field while batting fourth in the order against Rangers starter Lance Lynn. Ronald Guzman is getting the nod at first base while batting seventh. Jose Trevino is getting the nod behind the plate while batting ninth.

Our models project Mazara for 10.1 FanDuel points across 4.35 plate appearances.

Dodgers' Joc Pederson in the leadoff spot on Sunday

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson is starting in Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Pederson will start in right field with Chris Taylor heading to the bench.

Our models project Pederson for 12.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,300.

Nick Solak not in Rangers' Sunday lineup

Texas Rangers infielder Nick Solak is sitting on Sunday in the team's game against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Solak is being replaced at third base by Danny Santana against Athletics starter Tanner Roark. Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Scott Heineman are also headed to the bench.

In 115 plate appearances this season, Solak has a .306 batting average and a .929 OPS.

Austin Hedges catching for Padres Sunday afternoon

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges is starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Hedges is catching Garrett Richards and hitting seventh. Francisco Mejia is sitting.

numberFire's models expect Hedges to score 7.1 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $2,500.

Manuel Margot leading off for San Diego on Sunday

San Diego Padres center fielder Manuel Margot is leading off in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Margot has 1 hit over his last 15 at-bats. He's hitting .355/.444/.505 against lefties this season. Hunter Renfroe is moving from fifth to the cleanup spot.

numberFire's models expect Margot to score 9.6 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $2,200.

Greg Garcia sitting Sunday for Padres

San Diego Padres infielder Greg Garcia is not starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Ty France is replacing Garcia on second base and batting fifth.

numberFire's models expect France to score 7.0 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $2,300.

Nick Martini starting for San Diego in Sunday's finale

San Diego Padres outfielder Nick Martini is starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Martini is replacing Josh Naylor in left field and hitting second.

numberFire's models expect Martini to score 9.8 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $2,400.

Eric Hosmer out of Padres' lineup against Arizona

San Diego Padres first baseman Eric Hosmer is not starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Wil Myers is replacing Hosmer on first base and batting third.

numberFire's models expect Myers to score 11.0 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $2,800.

Manny Machado on Padres' bench Sunday afternoon

San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado is not starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Robbie Ray and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

It looks like a breather for Machado. Seth Mejias-Brean is on third base for the Padres and hitting eighth.

numberFire's models expect Mejias-Brean to score 4.6 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $2,100.

Adam Jones starting for Arizona on Sunday

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones is in the lineup on Sunday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Jones is getting the nod in right field while batting sixth in the order against Padres starter Garrett Richards. Wilmer Flores is getting the nod at second base while batting fifth. Christian Walker is getting the nod at first base while batting fourth. Carson Kelly is getting the nod behind the plate while batting eighth.

Our models project Jones for 9.5 FanDuel points across 4.25 plate appearances.

Charlie Blackmon on Colorado's bench Sunday

Colorado Rockies outfielder Charlie Blackmon is not starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Sam Hilliard is moving to right field in place of Blackmon on Sunday.

numberFire's models expect Blackmon to score 10.8 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $3,400.

Rockies' Drew Butera behind dish Sunday

Colorado Rockies catcher Drew Butera is starting in Sunday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

Butera is catching Antonio Senzatela and hitting eighth. Tony Wolters is sitting.

numberFire's models expect Butera to score 5.1 FanDuel points on Sunday. He's priced at $2,000.

Jake Lamb not in Arizona's Sunday lineup

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is sitting on Sunday in the team's game against the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Lamb is being replaced at first base by Christian Walker against Padres starter Garrett Richards. Alex Avila, Jarrod Dyson and Domingo Leyba are also headed to the bench.

In 208 plate appearances this season, Lamb has a .192 batting average and a .670 OPS.

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