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Josh Donaldson is batting cleanup for Atlanta Monday night

Atlanta Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson is back in the lineup, batting cleanup versus the San Francisco Giants on Monday.

What It Means:

Donaldson is back at the hot corner with Austin Riley shifting to the outfield, Johan Camargo moving from the outfield to shortstop, and Dansby Swanson getting the night off.

Our models project Donaldson for 11.1 FanDuel points on Monday.

Dansby Swanson is out of the Braves' lineup on Monday

Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Swanson heads to the bench with Johan Camargo taking over at shortstop, Austin Riley moving from third to the outfield, and Josh Donaldson returning to action on Monday.

Swanson is batting .244 with 7 homers and 29 RBI in 190 plate appearances this season.

Astros' Jose Altuve (hamstring) takes batting practice

Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (hamstring) took batting practice Monday.

What It Means:

The Astros are hopeful Altuve will be able to start his minor league rehab assignment sometime this week, according to manager A.J. Hinch. He hasn't played since May 10 due to a left hamstring strain.

Altuve owns a .243/.329/.472 slash with 9 homers, 6 doubles, 21 RBI, 21 runs scored, and a steal in 164 plate appearances this season.

Yankees' Aaron Judge (oblique) runs, throws Monday

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (oblique) did some running and throwing on Monday.

What It Means:

Judge hadn't done any baseball activities since straining his left oblique a month ago. Once he's cleared to resume hitting, a return should follow soon thereafter.

Judge was batting .288/.404/.521 with 5 homers, 11 RBI, 13 runs scored, and 2 steals across 89 plate appearances before the injury.

Ozzie Albies moves up to second in the Braves' Monday lineup

Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies is batting second on Monday night.

What It Means:

Albies has been down in the eighth spot the last few games but gets bumped up to second on Monday versus the San Francisco Giants.

Our models project Albies for 10.6 FanDuel points on Monday.

Franmil Reyes batting second on Monday for San Diego

San Diego Padres outfielder Franmil Reyes is in the lineup, batting second on Monday.

What It Means:

Reyes returns to right field on Monday, sending Alex Dickerson to the bench against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Our models project Reyes for 8.6 FanDuel points on Monday.

Blue Jays' Eric Sogard dealing with thumb sprain

Toronto Blue Jays second baseman Eric Sogard was scratched from Monday's lineup versus left-hander David Price and the Boston Red Sox due to a left thumb sprain.

What It Means:

Sogard suffered the injury while diving back into first base on Sunday afternoon against the Chicago White Sox. He's considered day-to-day. Richard Urena filled in at second base on Monday.

Sogard is slashing .295/.392/.511 4 home runs, 5 doubles, 13 RBI, 15 runs scored, and 3 stolen bases through 105 plate appearances (24 games) this season.

Ian Kinsler gets the start at second base Monday for San Diego

San Diego Padres second baseman Ian Kinsler is in the lineup, batting seventh against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

What It Means:

Kinsler takes over at second base, sending Greg Garcia to third base and Ty France to the bench on Monday.

Our models project Kinsler for 8.0 FanDuel points on Monday.

Khris Davis out for Oakland Monday due to hip injury

Oakland Athletics designated hitter Khris Davis is not in Monday's starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians due to a hip injury.

What It Means:

Davis has been in and out of the lineup since May 5 due to a nagging left hip injury. Mark Canha is in the designated hitter spot Monday.

Davis is batting .250/.320/.500 with 12 homers and 29 RBI through 168 plate appearances.

Austin Hedges starting for San Diego on Monday

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Hedges is in the lineup, batting eighth against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday.

What It Means:

Hedges got a routine day off on Sunday but is back behind the plate Monday night. Austin Allen takes a seat on the bench.

Our models project Hedges for 8.1 FanDuel points on Monday.

Padres' Alex Dickerson not starting on Monday

San Diego Padres outfielder Alex Dickerson is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Dickerson takes a seat on Monday with Franmil Reyes back in the outfield against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Dickerson has batted .158 with 2 RBI in 19 plate appearances this season.

Austin Allen heads to the Padres' bench Monday night

San Diego Padres catcher Austin Allen is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Allen heads to the bench with Austin Hedges catching Chris Paddock on Monday.

Allen has batted .154 with 1 RBI in 14 plate appearances this season.

Ty France not in the Padres' Monday lineup

San Diego Padres third baseman Ty France is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

France takes a seat on the bench with Greg Garcia shifting from second to third and Ian Kinsler back at second on Monday.

France has batted .200 with 2 homers and 8 RBI over 66 plate appearances this season.

Adam Jones absent from Arizona's Monday lineup

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Adam Jones is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres due to a right foot contusion.

What It Means:

Jones went 0-for-5 on Sunday. He is yielding right field responsibilities to Blake Swihart in Monday's opener.

numberFire's models expect Jones to record 12 homers, 50 RBI, 49 runs scored, and 6 steals over the rest of the season.

Wilmer Flores day-to-day for Diamondbacks with foot contusion

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres due to a right foot contusion.

What It Means:

Flores was hit by a pitch during Sunday's game against the San Francisco Giants. He's considered day-to-day. Ketel Marte is covering second base Monday for the Diamondbacks.

Flores is batting .281/.326/.398 with 2 homers, 9 doubles, 14 RBI, and 13 runs scored across 138 plate appearances this season.

Brandon Crawford is in the Giants' starting lineup on Monday

San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford is in the lineup, batting seventh, versus the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

What It Means:

Crawford replaces Donovan Solano at shortstop for the series opener with Atlanta.

Our models project Crawford for 8.1 FanDuel points on Monday.

Pablo Sandoval gets the start at third base Monday for San Francisco

San Francisco Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval is in the lineup, batting fifth versus the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

What It Means:

Sandoval gets the nod at the hot corner with Evan Longoria getting a day off.

Our models project Sandoval for 9.1 FanDuel points on Monday.

Diamondbacks' J.R. Murphy sitting in Monday's opener

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher J.R. Murphy is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Murphy is being replaced at catcher by Carson Kelly.

numberFire's models expect Murphy to record 5 homers and 16 RBI over the rest of the season.

Blake Swihart in right for Diamondbacks versus Padres

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Blake Swihart is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Swihart is replacing Adam Jones in right field and hitting sixth.

numberFire's models expect Swihart to score 7.8 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,300.

Jarrod Dyson back in Diamondbacks' lineup Monday night

Arizona Diamondbacks center fielder Jarrod Dyson is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Dyson is leading off the order after being held out the past two lineups versus a pair of left-handers. Ketel Marte is moving to second base while Wilmer Flores is day-to-day with a right foot contusion.

numberFire's models expect Dyson to score 11.6 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $3,200.

Buster Posey back behind the plate for the Giants Monday

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is in the lineup, batting third against the Atlanta Braves on Monday.

What It Means:

Posey got a routine day off on Sunday but will be back behind the plate on Monday. Stephen Vogt heads to the bench.

Our models project Posey for 9.4 FanDuel points on Monday.

Carson Kelly behind Diamondbacks' bag Monday

Arizona Diamondbacks catcher Carson Kelly is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres.

What It Means:

Kelly is catching Luke Weaver and batting eighth. J.R. Murphy is on the bench.

numberFire's models expect Kelly to score 6.3 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,600.

San Francisco's Brandon Belt is starting Monday versus Atlanta

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is in the lineup on Monday, batting fourth versus the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Belt got a day off on Sunday but will be back at first versus the Braves. Tyler Austin heads to the bench.

Our models project Belt for 10.3 FanDuel points on Monday.

Donovan Solano not starting Monday for the Giants

San Francisco Giants infielder Donovan Solano is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Solano got a spot start on Sunday but heads to the bench with Brandon Crawford back in action.

Solano has batted .222 with 1 run scored over 10 plate appearances this season.

Tyler Austin takes a seat on the Giants' bench Monday night

San Francisco Giants first baseman/outfielder Tyler Austin is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Austin heads to the bench with Brandon Belt back at first base on Monday night.

Austin has batted .255 with 2 homers and 9 RBI in 58 plate appearances this season.

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