Martin Maldonado (trapezius) back for Astros versus Yankees
Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (trapezius) is back in the lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees.
Maldonado was held out Wednesday following a collision at home plate on Tuesday that resulted in a trapezius contusion. He will return to catching duties in place of Jason Castro and hit ninth.
numberFire’s models project Maldonado for 9.1 FanDuel points and he has a $2,000 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Astros have the second-lowest implied total (3.2 runs) out of the 16 teams playing. Cole owns the highest strikeout percentage (44.1) and lowest walk percentage (2.1) out of Thursday's listed starters.
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- Jed Lowrie not in Oakland's Saturday lineup June 12th, 2021
- Brett Gardner in center field for Yankees on Saturday June 12th, 2021
- Chad Pinder batting seventh for Oakland on Saturday June 12th, 2021
- Yankees' Giancarlo Stanton resting on Saturday June 12th, 2021
- Sandy Leon starting behind the plate for Miami on Saturday afternoon June 12th, 2021
- Astros' Michael Brantley batting second on Friday June 11th, 2021
- Michael Brantley on Astros' bench Thursday June 10th, 2021
- Martin Maldonado starting for Astros against Red Sox June 10th, 2021
- Martin Maldonado not in Houston's lineup on Wednesday June 9th, 2021
- Garrett Stubbs catching for Houston on Wednesday June 9th, 2021
- Myles Straw starting Tuesday for Houston June 8th, 2021