Recent MLB Player News

Giancarlo Stanton (knee) back in action Wednesday for Yankees

The New York Yankees activated outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton from the 60-day injured list.

What It Means:

Stanton is starting in left field and batting fifth on Wednesday against left-hander Dillon Peters and the Los Angeles after missing nearly three months with a PCL strain in his right knee. He's played in just nine games for the Yankees this season but returns just in time for a World Series run. Cameron Maybin is sitting Wednesday.

Stanton is averaging 10.8 FanDuel points per game this season. The Yankees are heavy home favorites on Wednesday with an inviting implied total (5.87 runs).

J.D. Martinez (groin) on Boston's bench Wednesday

Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez (groin) is not starting on Wednesday versus right-hander Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Martinez made an early exit from Tuesday's 15-inning loss to the Giant after experiencing tightness in his groin. Consider him day-to-day. Christian Vazquez is at DH and the cleanup spot Wednesday for the Red Sox.

Martinez is averaging 12.9 FanDuel points in 138 games this season.

Sandy Leon catching for Red Sox versus Giants

Boston Red Sox catcher Sandy Leon is starting on Wednesday versus right-hander Jeff Samardzija and the San Francisco Giants.

What It Means:

Leon is catching Jhoulys Chacin and batting ninth. Christian Vazquez is at designated hitter and the cleanup spot in place of J.D. Martinez (groin).

numberFire's models expect Leon to score 6.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,000.

Colin Moran batting third for Pittsburgh on Wednesday

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Colin Moran is batting third on Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Moran went 0-for-4 while batting sixth in Tuesday's series opener. Adam Frazier is moving from second to fifth in Wednesday's lineup. Elias Diaz is lined up sixth after batting fifth on Tuesday.

numberFire's models expect Moran to score 9.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,500.

Bryan Reynolds back Wednesday for Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Bryan Reynolds is starting on Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Reynolds is in center field and hitting second. Erik Gonzalez is in left and hitting eighth while Kevin Kramer is manning right out of the seven-hole. Melky Cabrera is sitting.

numberFire's models expect Reynolds to score 11.2 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $3,400.

Jarrod Dyson starting Wednesday for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Jarrod Dyson is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Dyson is starting in center field and hitting eighth while Ketel Marte tends to a back injury.

numberFire's models expect Dyson to score 8.2 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,600.

Michael Lorenzen in center field for Reds versus Cubs

Cincinnati Reds two-red player is starting in center field in Wednesday's series finale against left-hander Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Lorenzen is replacing Brian O'Grady in center field and hitting eighth. He's gone hitless in 13 straight at-bats.

Lorenzen is 7-for-34 (.206) with a homer, 2 doubles, 5 RBI, and 6 runs scored this season.

Curt Casali catching for Cincinnati in Wednesday's finale

Cincinnati Reds catcher Curt Casali is starting in Wednesday's series finale against left-hander Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Casali is catching Tyler Mahle and hitting seventh. Tucker Barnhart is sitting.

numberFire's models expect Casali to score 9.3 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,400.

Jose Iglesias (back) back in Reds' lineup Wednesday

Cincinnati Reds shortstop Jose Iglesias (back) is back in the starting lineup in Wednesday's series finale against left-hander Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Iglesias is back at shortstop and hitting sixth after being held out of the past four starts due to lower back discomfort. He struck out as a pinch-hitter on Tuesday. Jose Peraza is moving to the bench.

numberFire's models expect Iglesias to score 9.3 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,400.

Josh VanMeter sitting for Reds on Wednesday

Cincinnati Reds infielder/outfielder Josh VanMeter is not starting in Wednesday's series finale against left-hander Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Alex Blandino is replacing VanMeter on second base and at the top of the lineup.

numberFire's models expect Blandino to score 7.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,000.

Brian McCann behind Braves' bag Wednesday

Atlanta Braves catcher Brian McCann is starting on Wednesday versus right-hander Zach Eflin and the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

McCann is catching Julio Teheran and hitting seventh. Tyler Flowers is available off the bench.

numberFire's models expect McCann to score 9.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,100.

Diamondbacks' Domingo Leyba making first MLB start Wednesday

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Domingo Leyba is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Leyba is at shortstop and hitting sixth in his first start in the majors. He's gone 3-for-13 (.231) through 14 appearances for the Diamondbacks. Tim Locastro is available off the bench.

numberFire's models expect Leyba to score 3.9 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,000. The Diamondbacks' lineup carries some potential upside on Wednesday, with an implied total of 4.96 runs as favorites in a batter-friendly ballpark.

Jake Lamb starting for Arizona Wednesday afternoon

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Jake Lamb is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Lamb is on third base and batting fifth. Eduardo Escobar is on second base and batting third. Wilmer Flores is available off the bench.

numberFire's models expect Lamb to score 8.2 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,000. The Diamondbacks' lineup carries some potential upside on Wednesday, with an implied total of 4.96 runs as favorites in a batter-friendly ballpark.

Alex Avila catching Wednesday for Diamondbacks

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Alex Avila is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Avila is catching Mike Leake and hitting seventh. Carson Kelly is available off the bench.

numberFire's models expect Avila to score 8.8 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,400.

Josh Rojas starting for Diamondbacks in Wednesday's finale

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Josh Rojas is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Rojas is replacing Tim Locastro in left field and hitting second.

numberFire's models expect Rojas to score 9.4 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,100.

Adam Jones out of Diamondbacks' lineup Wednesday afternoon

Arizona Diamondbacks right fielder Adam Jones is not starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Sandy Alcantara and the Miami Marlins.

What It Means:

Jones is grabbing a spot on the bench while Abraham Almonte covers right field and leadoff duties.

numberFire's models expect Almonte to score 6.3 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,000. The Diamondbacks' lineup carries some potential upside on Wednesday, with an implied total of 4.96 runs as favorites in a batter-friendly ballpark.

Neil Walker starting for Marlins Wednesday afternoon

Miami Marlins infielder Neil Walker is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Mike Leake and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Walker is replacing Martin Prado on first base and batting third.

numberFire's models expect Walker to score 9.3 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,600.

Jorge Alfaro (hand) hitting fifth for Miami on Wednesday

Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro (hand) is hitting fifth in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Mike Leake and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Alfaro was removed from Tuesday night's game against the Diamondbacks with a left hand contusion after getting hit by a backswing, but he's apparently fine. Starlin Castro is in the cleanup spot for the Marlins on Wednesday.

numberFire's models expect Alfaro to score 9.0 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,600.

Jon Berti on Marlins' bench Wednesday

Miami Marlins infielder/outfielder Jon Berti is not starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Mike Leake and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Magneuris Sierra is replacing Berti in center field and leading off. Berti went 2-for-6 with 2 runs and 4 strikeouts on Tuesday.

numberFire's models expect Sierra to score 7.1 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,300.

Harold Ramirez in right Wednesday for Marlins

Miami Marlins outfielder Harold Ramirez is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Mike Leake and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Ramirez is replacing Lewis Brinson in right field and hitting seventh.

Ramirez is averaging 8.1 FanDuel points through his first 108 games in the majors.

Jurickson Profar grabbing pine for Athletics against Royals

Oakland Athletics second baseman Jurickson Profar is not starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Sheldon Neuse is replacing Profar on second base and batting ninth.

Profar is averaging 9.1 FanDuel points in 131 games for the Athletics this season.

Chad Pinder playing left field Wednesday for Athletics

Oakland Athletics infielder/outfielder Chad Pinder is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Pinder is replacing Seth Brown in left field and hitting eighth.

numberFire's models expect Pinder to score 10.2 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,600.

Athletics' Sean Murphy squatting Wednesday

Oakland Athletics catcher Sean Murphy is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Murphy is catching Homer Bailey and batting seventh. Josh Phegley is riding pine.

numberFire's models expect Murphy to score 9.3 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $3,400.

Ramon Laureano starting for Athletics in Wednesday matinee

Oakland Athletics center fielder Ramon Laureano is starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus left-hander Danny Duffy and the Kansas City Royals.

What It Means:

Laureano is replacing Robbie Grossman in right field and hitting fifth.

numberFire's models expect Laureano to score 12.9 FanDuel points on Wednesday. He's priced at $2,900.

Wilson Ramos on Mets' bench Wednesday afternoon

New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos is not starting in Wednesday afternoon's series finale versus right-hander Jeff Hoffman and the Colorado Rockies.

What It Means:

Noah Syndergaard is toeing the rubber for the Mets on Wednesday afternoon, and he reportedly prefers not to throw to Ramos, so Rene Rivera is starting behind the bag instead. Ramos went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored on Tuesday.

Ramos is averaging 8.5 FanDuel points in 133 games for the Mets this season.

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