Nick Castellanos (groin) scratched Friday, Albert Almora enters

Chicago Cubs outfielder Nick Castellanos has been scratched from Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Castellanos is dealing with a groin injury, and he's been removed from the lineup after originally being listed as a starter. Albert Almora will enter the lineup with Castellanos out, and he will bat eighth in the order while batting eighth.

In 664 plate appearances this season, Castellanos has a .289 batting average and an .863 OPS. Our models project Almora for 6.9 FanDuel points across 4.05 plate appearances.