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Colorado's Ryan McMahon sitting on Tuesday night

Colorado Rockies infielder Ryan McMahon is out of Tuesday's starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

What It Means:

McMahon will head to the bench with Josh Fuentes shifting to third base and C.J. Cron manning first.

Per Baseball Savant on 31 batted balls this season, McMahon has produced a 16.1% barrel rate and a .337 expected average.

Luis Urias back at shortstop Tuesday for Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Luis Urias is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup against right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Urias will start at shortstop and hit seventh after being held out of Monday's lineup. Daniel Robertson will move to second base and hit eighth while Keston Hiura will cover first base and bat second. Dan Vogelbach will be available off the bench after starting on first in Monday's series opener. Christian Yelich (back) remains out for Milwaukee.

numberFire’s models project Urias for 6.7 FanDuel points and he has a salary of $2,100 on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Brewers have an implied total of 3.8 runs versus Hendricks and the Cubs.

Eric Sogard starting for Cubs Tuesday night

Chicago Cubs infielder Eric Sogard will start on Tuesday against right-hander Brandon Woodruff and the Milwaukee Brewers.

What It Means:

Sogard will replace David Bote on second base and bat eighth.

numberFire's models project Sogard for 8.0 FanDuel points on Tuesday and he has a salary of $2,200. The Cubs have the third-lowest implied total (3.2 runs) out of the 24 teams on Tuesday's full slate.

Manny Pina behind plate for Brewers Tuesday

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Manny Pina is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's matchup against right-hander Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Pina will replace Omar Narvaez behind the bag and bat sixth.

numberFire’s models project Pina for 9.1 FanDuel points versus the Cubs and he has a salary of $2,000 on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Brewers have an implied total of 3.8 runs.

Nick Madrigal starting at second base for White Sox on Tuesday

Chicago White Sox second baseman Nick Madrigal is batting eighth in Tuesday's contest against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Madrigal will return to Chicago's lineup after Leury Garcia made the start at second base on Monday.

numberFire's models project Madrigal to score 7.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,300.

Jake Lamb handling designated hitting duties for White Sox on Tuesday

Chicago White Sox infielder Jake Lamb is batting seventh in Tuesday's contest against the Cleveland Indians.

What It Means:

Lamb will make his second appearance this season after Yermin Mercedes was given the night off against Chicago's division rivals.

In a lefty versus righty matchup against Shane Bieber, our models project Lamb to score 7.4 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,200.

White Sox's Yermin Mercedes receives a breather on Tuesday night

Chicago White Sox catcher Yermin Mercedes is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Cleveland Indians.M

What It Means:

Mercedes will head to the bench after Jake Lamb was chosen as Tuesday's starting designated hitter against Cleveland's ace Shane Bieber.

According to Baseball Savant on 28 batted balls this season, Mercedes is producing a 14.3% barrel rate and a .374 expected average.

Marlins' Jesus Aguilar batting third on Tuesday

Miami Marlins infielder Jesus Aguilar is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Aguilar enters the lineup at first base and will bat third versus left-hander Max Fried and the Braves on Tuesday. Corey Dickerson moves to the bench.

numberFire's models project Aguilar for 10.7 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,600.

Andres Gimenez returns to Cleveland's lineup on Tuesday

Cleveland Indians shortstop Andres Gimenez is batting ninth in Tuesday's lineup against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Gimenez will make his eighth appearance at shortstop after Amed Rosario was left out of Tuesday's lineup against White Sox ace Lucas Giolito.

In a lefty versus righty matchup, our models project Gimenez to score 7.7 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,200.

Cleveland's Jake Bauers operating first base on Tuesday

Cleveland Indians first baseman Jake Bauers is batting seventh in Tuesday's contest against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Bauers will make his seventh appearance during the 2021 season after Yu Chang was rested against right-hander Lucas Giolito.

numberFire's models project Bauers to score 7.1 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,100.

Angels' Jack Mayfield making season debut Tuesday

Los Angeles Angels infielder Jack Mayfield will start on Tuesday against left-hander Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

The Angels recalled Mayfield from their alternate training site to help provide depth while Anthony Rendon (groin) is unavailable. He will start on third base Tuesday over Jose Rojas and hit ninth.

numberFire’s models project Mayfield for 6.6 FanDuel points versus the Royals and he has a salary of $2,000 on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Angels have an implied total of 4.5 runs.

Amed Rosario heads to Cleveland's bench on Tuesday

Cleveland Indians shortstop / outfielder Amed Rosario is out of Tuesday's starting lineup against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Rosario will sit on Tuesday night after Andres Gimenez was announced as Cleveland's starting shortstop.

Utilizing Baseball Savant on 16 batted balls this season, Rosario has produced a .173 expected average and a 25% hard hit rate.

Ben Gamel hitting leadoff for Cleveland on Tuesday

Cleveland Indians outfielder Ben Gamel is starting in Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Gamel will make his eighth appearance this season after Jordan Luplow was sent to the bench against right-hander Lucas Giolito.

Our models project Gamel to score 8.3 FanDuel points at the salary of $2,200.

Jorge Alfaro catching for Miami on Tuesday

Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Alfaro will catch for right-hander Pablo Lopez and bat eighth versus left-hander Max Fried and the Braves on Tuesday. Chad Wallach moves to the bench.

The Marlins implied team total of 3.41 runs is the sixth-lowest team total on Tuesday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Corey Dickerson not in Marlins Tuesday lineup

Miami Marlins outfielder Corey Dickerson is not in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Dickerson moves to the bench with Jesus Aguilar getting the start at first base on Tuesday. Aguilar will bat third versus left-hander Max Fried and the Braves.

numberFire's models project Aguilar for 10.7 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $2,600.

Angels put Max Stassi on injured list with thumb sprain

The Los Angeles Angels placed catcher Max Stassi on the 10-day injured list with a left thumb sprain.

What It Means:

Stassi injured his thumb on Monday but X-rays turned back negative. The Angels recalled Anthony Bemboom from their alternate training site in a related roster move but Kurt Suzuki will likely serve as the club's primary catcher in the meantime. Suzuki will catch Dylan Bundy on Tuesday and bat eighth versus left-hander Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.

Suzuki is currently numberFire’s best value play at the catcher position on Tuesday's slate. Our models project him for 10.5 FanDuel points and he has a salary of $2,100. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Angels have an implied total of 4.5 runs.

Nationals' Alex Avila catching Tuesday

Washington Nationals catcher Alex Avila is in the starting lineup on Tuesday against right-hander Jack Flaherty and the St. Louis Cardinals.

What It Means:

Yan Gomes will grab a seat while Avila catches Stephen Strasburg and bats eighth.

numberFire's models project Avila for 8.2 FanDuel points on Tuesday and he has a salary of $2,000.

Jon Berti batting seventh for Marlins on Tuesday

Miami Marlins infielder Jon Berti is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Berti will get the start at second base and bat seventh versus left-hander Max Fried and the Braves on Tuesday. Jazz Chisholm moves to the bench.

The Marlins implied team total of 3.41 runs is the sixth-lowest team total on Tuesday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Yadier Molina out of Cardinals' lineup Tuesday

St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against right-hander Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals.

What It Means:

Molina appears to be getting a breather for the first time this season. Andrew Knizner will catch Jack Flaherty and bat seventh.

numberFire's models project Knizner for 8.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday and he has a salary of $2,000 versus Strasburg and the Nationals.

Yankees' Jay Bruce batting ninth on Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Jay Bruce is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Bruce gets the start at first base and will bat ninth versus left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu and the Blue Jays. Gleyber Torres (finger) moves to the bench after jamming his finger on Monday.

The Yankees implied team total of 4.46 runs is the fifth-highest team total on Tuesday's main slate, according to numberFire's DFS Heat Map.

Aaron Hicks batting fifth for New York on Tuesday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Hicks is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Hicks gets the start in center field and will bat fifth versus left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu and the Blue Jays. Mike Tauchman returns to the bench.

numberFire's models project Hicks for 9.8 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $3,100.

Jordan Luplow out of Cleveland's Tuesday lineup against White Sox

Cleveland Indians outfielder Jordan Luplow is not starting in Tuesday's contest against the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

Luplow will receive Tuesday night off after Ben Gamel was named Cleveland's starting centerfielder.

According to Baseball Savant on 14 batted balls this season, Luplow has produced a 21.4% barrel rate and a .273 expected average.

Charlie Culberson on hot corner Tuesday for Texas

Texas Rangers infielder Charlie Culberson is in the starting lineup on Tuesday against left-hander Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

Culberson will replace Anderson Tejeda on third base and bat ninth.

numberFire’s models project Culberson for 6.1 FanDuel points versus the Rays and he has a salary of $2,000 on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rangers have an implied total of 3.3 runs.

Gary Sanchez catching for Yankees on Tuesday

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Toronto Blue Jays.

What It Means:

Sanchez will catch for right-hander Jameson Taillon and bat fourth versus left-hander Hyun Jin Ryu and the Blue Jays. Kyle Higashioka moves to the bench.

numberFire's models project Sanchez for 13.6 FanDuel points on Tuesday. His salary is $3,000.

Rangers' Leodys Taveras sitting Tuesday

Texas Rangers outfielder Leodys Taveras is not in the starting lineup on Tuesday against left-hander Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays.

What It Means:

Taveras is 3-for-28 (.107) without any extra-base hits and 14 strikeouts through nine games. Eli White will start in center field over Taveras and hit eighth.

numberFire’s models project White for 7.5 FanDuel points versus the Rays and he has a salary of $2,100 on Tuesday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rangers have an implied total of 3.3 runs.

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