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Chad Pinder on Athletics' bench Thursday afternoon

Oakland Athletics outfielder Chad Pinder is not in the starting lineup for Thursday afternoon's series finale against right-hander Dane Dunning and the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Tony Kemp will start in left field in place of Pinder and bat leadoff. Ramon Laureano is hitting fifth after batting leadoff on Wednesday.

numberFire’s models project Kemp for 10.3 FanDuel points and he has a $2,400 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Athletics have an implied total of 4.4 runs.