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Tyler Saladino a late-add to the Brewers' lineup Monday

Milwaukee Brewers infielder Tyler Saladino is a late-add to the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Saladino will bat eighth and start at second base with Keston Hiura scratched from the lineup due to left quad tightness.

Saladino has batted .115 while averaging just 3.1 FanDuel points per game over 54 plate appearances this season.

Keston Hiura scratched Monday with tight quad, Tyler Saladino now starting for Brewers

Milwaukee Brewers second baseman Keston Hiura has been scratched from Monday's lineup against the Cincinnati Reds with left quad tightness.

What It Means:

Hiura is considered day-to-day. Tyler Saladino is now starting at shortstop and batting eighth.

Hiura is hitting .331/.387/.613 through his first 155 plate appearances (37 games) in the majors.

Hunter Pence back in the Rangers' lineup Monday

Texas Rangers outfielder Hunter Pence is back in the lineup Monday, batting cleanup against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Pence will be at DH with Shin-Soo Choo moving to left field and Joey Gallo getting the night off with lefty Marco Gonzales on the hill for Seattle.

Our models project Pence for 12.6 FanDuel points on Monday.

Tim Federowicz starting at catcher Monday for Texas

Texas Rangers catcher Tim Federowicz is in the lineup Monday against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Federowicz replaces Jeff Mathis behind the plate and will bat ninth on Monday.

Our models project Federowicz for 6.2 FanDuel points on Monday.

Tim Beckham hitting sixth Monday for Seattle

Seattle Mariners infielder Tim Beckham is hitting sixth in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Adrian Sampson and the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Beckham went 2-for-3 and drew a pair of walks while hitting cleanup on Sunday.

numberFire's models expect Beckham to score 9.0 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,900.

Mariners' Tom Murphy sitting Monday

Seattle Mariners catcher Tom Murphy is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Adrian Sampson and the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Murphy is being replaced at catcher by Omar Narvaez.

numberFire's models expect Murphy to record 3 homers, 11 RBI, and 9 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Rockies-Nationals postponed on Monday due to rain

Monday's game between the Colorado Rockies and Washington Nationals has been postponed due to rain.

What It Means:

There are thunderstorms in the D.C. area with flash flood warnings, so the game will not be played Monday. It will be made up on Wednesday, at 1:05 PM ET, as part of a split doubleheader.

Dan Vogelbach starting for Seattle in opener with Rangers

Seattle Mariners designated hitter/first baseman Dan Vogelbach is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Adrian Sampson and the Texas Rangers.

What It Means:

Vogelbach is in the DH spot out and cleaning up the order. Omar Narvaez is at catcher, sending Tom Murphy to the bench.

numberFire's models expect Vogelbach to score 9.6 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $3,800.

Delino DeShields batting in the eighth spot Monday for the Rangers

Texas Rangers outfielder Delino DeShields will start in center on Monday night.

What It Means:

DeShields will also bat eighth as Danny Santana moves from center to first base and Ronald Guzman gets the night off.

Our models project DeShields for 7.1 FanDuel points on Monday.

Donovan Solano sitting Monday night for Giants

San Francisco Giants infielder Donovan Solano is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Joe Panik is replacing Solano on second base.

numberFire's models expect Solano to record 8 RBI and 8 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Asdrubal Cabrera will start at third base as Texas visists Seattle

Texas Rangers infielder Asdrubal Cabrera is in the lineup on Monday against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means:

Cabrera will be at third base and batting seventh while Logan Forsythe heads to the bench.

Our models project Cabrera for 8.4 FanDuel points on Monday.

Rangers' Joey Gallo getting a breather Monday night

Texas Rangers outfielder Joey Gallo is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Gallo gets the night off with Hunter Pence taking his place in the lineup on Monday.

Gallo has crushed 22 homers while batting .253 with a .994 OPS in 293 plate appearances this season.

Jeff Mathis sitting out Monday for Texas

Texas Rangers catcher Jeff Mathis is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Mathis will be replaced behind the plate by Tim Federowicz on Monday.

Mathis is batting .155 with 14 runs scored in 174 plate appearances this season.

Giants' Tyler Austin out of Monday's lineup

San Francisco Giants outfielder Tyler Austin is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Brandon Belt is back on first base after Austin started there Monday.

numberFire's models expect Austin to record 4 homers, 12 RBI, and 9 runs scored over the rest of the season.

San Francisco's Zach Green on bench Monday

San Francisco Giants infielder Zach Green is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Green went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in his MLB debut Sunday against the New York Mets. He's giving up the hot corner to Pablo Sandoval on Monday.

numberFire's models project Green for 2 RBI and 3 scores in a limited role over the rest of the season.

Ronald Guzman takes a seat on the Rangers' bench Monday

Texas Rangers first baseman Ronald Guzman is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Guzman will get a breather on Monday night with Danny Santana starting at first base against the Seattle Mariners.

Guzman is batting just .193 with 8 homers in 226 plate appearances this season.

Joe Panik in Giants' lineup Monday

San Francisco Giants second baseman Joe Panik is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Panik is replacing Donovan Solano on second base and batting eighth.

numberFire's models expect Panik to score 8.0 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,500.

Logan Forsythe is not starting Monday for Texas

Texas Rangers infielder Logan Forsythe is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Forsythe heads to the bench with Asdrubal Cabrera starting at third on Monday.

Forsythe is batting .256 with 29 runs scored and 34 RBI this season.

Buster Posey on Giants' bench versus Cubs

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey is not starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

It looks like a breather for Posey. Stephen Vogt is catching Shaun Anderson and batting cleanup.

numberFire's models expect Posey to record 3 homers, 17 RBI, and 17 runs scored over the rest of the season.

Stephen Vogt starting for San Francisco Monday

San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Vogt is catching Shaun Anderson and batting cleanup. Buster Posey is on the bench.

numberFire's models expect Vogt to score 8.8 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,500.

Mike Yastrzemski up in Giants' two-hole Monday

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mike Yastrzemski is hitting second in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Yastrzemski hit an opposite-field, walk-off solo home run in the 12th inning on Sunday in a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets while working out of the eight-hole. The last time he hit higher than fifth was before the All-Star break. Brandon Crawford, Kevin Pillar, and Austin Slater are lined up 5-7 Monday for San Francisco.

numberFire's models expect Yastrzemski to score 8.9 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $3,100.

Hanser Alberto moved up to second in Orioles' Monday lineup

Baltimore Orioles infielder Hanser Alberto is batting second on Monday against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Alberto was down in the eighth spot on Sunday but gets bumped up in the lineup with lefty Robbie Ray on the hill for the D-Backs Monday.

Our models project Alberto for 8.3 FanDuel points on Monday.

Pablo Sandoval on hot corner Monday for Giants

San Francisco Giants infielder Pablo Sandoval is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Sandoval is replacing Zach Green on third base and batting third.

numberFire's models expect Sandoval to score 9.8 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,600.

Brandon Belt back in Giants' lineup Monday night

San Francisco Giants first baseman Brandon Belt is starting in Monday's series opener versus right-hander Alec Mills and the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Belt is replacing Tyler Austin on first base and Donovan Solano at the top of the order after being held out of Sunday's lineup.

numberFire's models expect Belt to score 10.2 FanDuel points on Monday. He's priced at $2,900.

Dwight Smith Jr. not in the Orioles' Monday lineup

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. is not in the lineup on Monday.

What It Means:

Smith takes a seat on the bench with Steve Wilkerson joining the outfield on Monday.

Smith is batting .231 with 11 homers and a .305 wOBA this season.

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