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Rockies' Brendan Rodgers (shoulder) done for the season following surgery

Colorado Rockies infielder Brendan Rodgers (shoulder) underwent surgery to repair a tear in his right labrum and is done for the season.

What It Means:

Rodgers has been on the IL since June 25 with what was called a shoulder impingement. Obviously, the injury was worse than first indicated as the Rockies' top prospect is done for the season following surgery.

Rodgers finished the year batting .224 with 8 runs scored in 81 plate appearances this season.

Chicago's Eloy Jimenez (elbow) leaves Tuesday's game early

Chicago White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez left Tuesday's game early with an elbow injury.

What It Means:

Jimenez collided with teammate Charlie Tilson while fielding a fly ball in the bottom of the first. He left immediately after the collision and will undergo further evaluation.

Jimenez is batting .244 with 17 homers and a .342 wOBA this season.

Phillies' Jay Bruce pulled from Tuesday's game with oblique injury

Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Jay Bruce was removed from Tuesday's game with an oblique injury.

What It Means:

Bruce hurt himself on a check swing in the third inning and was immediately removed from the game. Roman Quinn took his place in the at-bat and the field.

Bruce is batting .232 with 24 homers and 57 RBI in 303 plate appearances this season.

Source: Matt Breen

Houston's Jake Marisnick in center field on Tuesday

Houston Astros outfielder Jake Marisnick is batting ninth in Tuesday's matchup against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Marisnick will be in tonight's lineup with Josh Reddick heading to the bench and George Springer moving to right field.

Marisnick's FanDuel price tonight is $2,500. The Astros' outfielder is averaging 8.1 FanDuel points this season.

Tony Kemp heads to the Houston bench Tuesday

Houston Astros outfielder Tony Kemp is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Kemp takes a seat on the bench with Michael Brantley back in the outfield Tuesday.

Kemp is batting .237 with 22 runs scored in 175 plate appearances this season.

Max Stassi starting behind the plate for the Astros on Tuesday

Houston Astros catcher Max Stassi is batting eighth in Tuesday's lineup against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Stassi will catch against the Angels with Robinson Chirinos receiving the night off.

Stassi's FanDuel price tonight is $2,100. The Houston catcher is averaging 4.0 FanDuel points this season.

Robinson Chirinos not starting Tuesday for Houston

Houston Astros catcher Robinson Chirinos is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Chirinos heads to the bench with Max Stassi handling catcher duties on Tuesday.

Chirinos is batting .216 with 12 homers and 40 RBI in 286 plate appearances this season.

Myles Straw not in the lineup Tuesday for Houston

Houston Astros infielder Myles Straw is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Straw gets the night off with Tyler White back at first base, Yuli Gurriel at third and Alex Bregman at shortstop Tuesday.

Straw is batting .274 with 15 runs scored in 77 plate appearances this season.

Houston's Michael Brantley batting third on Tuesday

Houston Astros outfielder Michael Brantley is starting in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Brantley will be in left field against the Angels with Tony Kemp resting.

Our models project Brantley for 11.0 FanDuel points at the cost of $4,000.

Houston's Josh Reddick getting Tuesday night off

Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick is not in the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Reddick gets a breather on Tuesday with Jake Marisnick back in center and George Springer shifting to right field.

Reddick has batted .291 with 10 homers in 351 plate appearances this season.

Tyler White returns to Houston's lineup on Tuesday

Houston Astros first baseman Tyler White is batting seventh in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

White will start at first base with Yuli Gurriel shifting to third, Alex Bregman moving to shortstop, and Myles Straw heading to the bench.

Our models project White for 8.9 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,400.

Erick Fedde starting Wednesday for the Nationals

Washington Nationals pitcher Erick Fedde will be called up from the minors to start Wednesday against the Baltimore Orioles.

What It Means:

The ants will bump Stephen Strasburg back a day to fit Fedde into the rotation. The stay in the big leagues is expected to be a short one as Max Scherzer is expected to be activated off the IL this weekend.

Fedde owns a 3.79 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 22 strikeouts and 19 walks in 40 1/3 innings pitched this season.

Angels send Michael Hermosillo back to Triple-A

The Los Angeles Angels optioned Michael Hermosillo to Triple-A Salt Lake.

What It Means:

The Angels activated Brian Goodwin from the 10-day injured list in a corresponding roster move. Hermosillo went 0-for-3 with 2 strikeouts, a walk, and a run scored in his lone game with the Angels after being called up on Monday.

Hermosillo has hit .252/.338/.452 at Salt Lake this season.

Mike Trout (calf) remains out of Angels' lineup Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout (calf) remains out fo the lineup on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Trout will now have missed two games after tweaking his calf on Sunday. He is not expected to land on the IL and is still considered day-to-day. Brian Goodwin will patrol centerfield in his place Tuesday.

Trout is slashing .305/.455/.666 with 30 homers and 75 RBI in 402 plate appearances this season.

Brian Goodwin (wrist) activated from IL, starting for Angels Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels outfielder Brian Goodwin (wrist) has been activated from the injured list and will start in centerfield Tuesday.

What It Means:

Goodwin missed almost two weeks with the wrist injury but will return to the lineup Tuesday with Mike Trout nursing a calf injury. Michael Hermosillo was demoted to Triple-A in a corresponding move.

Our models project Goodwin for 8.5 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Joe Panik returns to San Francisco's lineup on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik is batting eighth in Tuesday's matchup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Panik will start at second base against Colorado with Donovan Solano sitting out.

Our models project Panik for 9.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,000.

Donovan Solano heading to the Giants' bench on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants infielder Donovan Solano is not starting in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Solano will receive a breather tonight with Joe Panik starting at second base.

In 93 at-bats this season, Solano is hitting .312 with one home run and ten RBI.

Alex Dickerson hitting cleanup for the Giants on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Alex Dickerson is starting in Tuesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Dickerson will be in right field against the Rockies today with Austin Slater receiving a breather.

Our models project Dickerson for 11.4 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,900.

Austin Slater out of San Francisco's Tuesday lineup

San Francisco Giants outfielder Austin Slater is not starting in Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Slater will head to the bench tonight with Alex Dickerson in right field and Mike Yastrzemski shifting to left field.

In 27 at-bats this season, Slater is hitting .333 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI.

San Francisco's Buster Poster batting second on Tuesday

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is starting in Tuesday's matchup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Posey will catch against the Rockies with Stephen Vogt receiving the night off.

Our models project Posey for 11.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,300.

Giants' Stephen Vogt receives Tuesday off

San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt is not starting in Tuesday's lineup against the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Vogt will rest against the Rockies with Buster Posey starting behind the plate.

In 113 at-bats this season, Vogt is hitting .265 with 3 home runs and 16 RBI.

Seattle's Kristopher Negron starting on Tuesday

Seattle Mariners utility-man Kristopher Negron is batting eighth in Tuesday's lineup against the Oakland Athletics.

What It Means:

Negron will be in left field tonight after receiving a promotion from Triple-A on Tuesday.

Our models project Negron for 6.7 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Giants' Evan Longoria (foot) expected to be out at least two weeks

San Francisco Giants third baseman Evan Longoria (foot) believes he will be out two weeks to a month with a left foot strain.

What It Means:

Longoria was placed on the IL Tuesday and will likely be out until August at the earliest. The veteran infielder will be replaced in the lineup and field by Pablo Sandoval.

Longoria is slashing .241/.318/.446 with 13 homers and 39 RBI over 311 plate appearances this season.

Chad Pinder in the Oakland lineup Tuesday

Oakland Athletics outfielder Chad Pinder is in the lineup Tuesday versus the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Pinder replaces Robbie Grossman in the outfield and will bat seventh versus lefty Marco Gonzales and the Mariners.

Our models project Pinder for 9.1 FanDuel points on Tuesday.

Mariners designate Mac Williamson for assignment on Tuesday

The Seattle Mariners have designated outfielder Mac Williamson for assignment.

What It Means:

Williamson will be placed on waivers after struggling to hit with Seattle. The Mariners will replace his roster spot with utility-man Kristopher Negron.

In 128 at-bats this season, Williamson produced a .156 average with 4 home runs and 17 RBI.

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