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Diamondbacks place Wilmer Flores (foot) on 10-Day Injured List

Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Wilmer Flores (foot) was placed on the 10-Day Injured List retroactive to May 20th.

What It Means:

Flores will miss at least ten days after suffering a right foot contusion in Sunday's game. Arizona will replace his roster spot with lldemaro Vargas.

In 128 at-bats this season, Flores is hitting .281 with 2 home runs and 14 RBI.

Pittsburgh's Francisco Cervelli removed from Tuesday's game after suffering a chest contusion

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Colorado Rockies after suffering an upper chest contusion.

What It Means:

Cervelli was replaced in the sixth inning after suffering a chest injury. Look an update on his status after a re-evaluation tomorrow. If Cervelli is out for an extended period of time, expect Elias Diaz to play everyday.

In 108 at-bats this season, Cervelli is hitting .185 with one home run and five RBI.

Source: Adam Berry

Oakland's Khris Davis (hip) exits Tuesday's game after one at-bat

Oakland Athletics outfielder Khris Davis was forced to leave Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Indians after suffering 'linger effects' from a hip contusion.

What It Means:

Davis has been in and out of the lineup for most of May after suffering a left hip contusion earlier this month. At this point, it's definitely a possibility the Oakland slugger could need a stint on the Injured List. If so, expect Mark Canha to see more playing time.

In 157 at-bats this season, Davis is hitting .248 with 12 home runs and 29 RBI.

Tampa Bay's Matt Duffy (hamstring) expected to return next week

Tampa Bay Rays infielder Matt Duffy (hamstring) is on track to return to the active roster next Monday.

What It Means:

Duffy will be eligible to return on May 27th after missing time with hamstring and back injuries. Look for Duffy to start against left-handers and serve as a utility-man.

In 503 at-bats last season, Duffy produced a .294 average with 4 home runs and 44 RBI.

San Diego's Greg Garcia sitting on Tuesday

San Diego Padres infielder Greg Garcia is out of Tuesday's starting lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Garcia will head to the bench tonight with Ty France starting at third base.

In 66 at-bats this season, Garcia is hitting .242 with one home run and six RBI.

Padres' Ty France in the sixth spot on Tuesday

San Diego Padres third baseman Ty France will start in Tuesday's matchup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

France will start at third base with Greg Garcia receiving the night off.

Our models project France for 7.7 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,300.

Padres' Manuel Margot starting in center field on Tuesday

San Diego Padres outfielder Manuel Margot will start and bat seventh in Tuesday's lineup against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

What It Means:

Margot will be in center field tonight with Wil Myers resting against Arizona.

Our models project Margot for 7.8 FanDuel points at the cost of $2,300.

Wil Myers out of San Diego's Tuesday lineup

San Diego Padres outfielder Wil Myers will not start against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Myers will sit tonight with Manuel Margot starting in center field.

In 145 at-bats this season, Myers is hitting .228 with 7 home runs and 15 RBI.

Javier Baez (heel) could return for Cubs Wednesday

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is hopeful shortstop Javier Baez (heel) will return to the starting lineup on Wednesday versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

What It Means:

Baez appeared to be available off the bench Monday after making an early exit from Sunday's game with a heel contusion. It sounds like the Cubs are erring on the side of caution with their prized shortstop.

Baez is batting .319/.359/.595 with 11 homers, 16 doubles, 31 RBI, 34 runs scored, and 2 steals across 198 plate appearances this season.

George Springer (back) still sidelined Tuesday for Astros

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer (back) remains out of the starting lineup on Tuesday versus the Chicago White Sox.

What It Means:

It's a second consecutive absence for Springer after exiting Sunday's game early due to lower back stiffness. The 29-year-old making a weekend return is "very probable," according to Astros manager A.J. Hinch.

Springer is slashing .313/.396/.654 this season with 17 homers, 9 doubles, 42 RBI, 41 runs scored, and 4 steals through 212 plate appearances.

Jared Walsh out of Angels' lineup versus Twins

Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh is not starting on Tuesday night versus right-hander Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Albert Pujols is replacing Walsh at first base.

numberFire's models only project Walsh for 71 more plate appearances over the rest of the season.

Jonathan Lucroy on Angels' bench against Minnesota

Los Angeles Angels catcher Jonathan Lucroy is not starting on Tuesday night versus right-hander Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Kevan Smith is starting at catcher over Lucroy.

numberFire's models expect Lucroy to record 6 homers and 38 RBI over the rest of the season.

Kevan Smith catching Tuesday for Angels

Los Angeles Angels catcher Kevan Smith is starting on Tuesday night versus right-hander Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Smith is catching Trevor Cahill and hitting sixth. Jonathan Lucroy is on the bench.

numberFire's models expect Smith to score 8.0 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $2,300.

Angels' Luis Rengifo recalled, starting Tuesday

The Los Angeles Angels recalled infielder Luis Rengifo from Triple-A Salt Lake.

What It Means:

Rengifo is taking the place of Andrelton Simmons, who was placed on the injured list Tuesday with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain. The 22-year-old is starting at second base on Tuesday night and batting eighth versus right-hander Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins. Tommy La Stella is on the hot corner while David Fletcher is manning shortstop.

numberFire's models expect Rengifo to score 8.8 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $2,000.

Shohei Ohtani (finger) in Angels' lineup versus Twins

Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (finger) is starting on Tuesday night versus right-hander Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Ohtani made an early exit from Monday's game in the bottom of the eighth inning after taking a pitch off his right ring finger, but X-rays came back negative. He's in the DH spot and hitting third on Tuesday evening.

numberFire's models expect Ohtani to score 9.3 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $3,800.

Albert Pujols on first for Angels Tuesday night

Los Angeles Angels first baseman/designated hitter Albert Pujols is starting on Tuesday night versus right-hander Michael Pineda and the Minnesota Twins.

What It Means:

Pujols is replacing Jared Walsh at first base and working out of the cleanup spot. Shohei Ohtani (finger) is playing DH again.

numberFire's models expect Pujols to score 8.9 FanDuel points on Tuesday. He's priced at $3,000.

Andrelton Simmons on Angels' shelf with Grade 3 ankle sprain

The Los Angeles Angels placed shortstop Andrelton Simmons on the 10-day injured list with a Grade 3 left ankle sprain.

What It Means:

Simmons suffered the injury on Monday. Grade 3 is the most severe, likely meaning a multi-month absence. The Angels recalled Luis Rengifo from Triple-A Salt Lake in a corresponding roster move. He's starting at second base on Tuesday versus the Minnesota Twins. Tommy La Stella is on the hot corner while David Fletcher is covering shortstop.

Simmons has put together a .298/.323/.415 slash line with 3 homers, 13 doubles, 21 RBI, 22 runs scored, and 5 steals across 195 plate appearances this season.

Evan Longoria in Giants' Tuesday lineup

San Francisco Giants infielder Evan Longoria is starting on Tuesday in the team's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Longoria is getting the nod at third base while batting fifth in the order against Braves starter Julio Teheran.

Our models project Longoria for 8.6 FanDuel points across 4.19 plate appearances.

Stephen Vogt starting on Tuesday for San Francisco

San Francisco Giants catcher/infielder Stephen Vogt is in the lineup on Tuesday in the team's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Vogt is getting the nod in left field while batting second in the order against Braves starter Julio Teheran.

Our models project Vogt for 11.5 FanDuel points across 4.52 plate appearances.

Minnesota's Miguel Sano resting on Tuesday

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano is out of Tuesday's starting lineup against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Sano will receive the night off with Luis Arraez starting at third base and Jonathan Schoop at second.

In 21 at-bats this season, Sano is hitting .190 with two home runs and five RBI.

Jonathan Schoop returns to the Twins' lineup on Tuesday

Minnesota Twins infielder Jonathan Schoop will start and bat seventh in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Schoop will start tonight at second base with Luis Arraez shifting to third and Miguel Sano resting.

Our models project Schoop for 12.6 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,300.

Willians Astudillo out of the Twins' Tuesday lineup

Minnesota Twins catcher Willians Astudillo will not start against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Astudillo will head to the bench tonight with C.J. Cron starting at first base.

In 76 at-bats this season, Astudillo is hitting .276 with two home runs and nine RBI.

Twins' Ehire Adrianza receives Tuesday off

Minnesota Twins infielder Ehire Adrianza will not start against the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.

What It Means:

Adrianza will sit tonight with Jorge Polanco at shortstop and Marwin Gonzalez handling designated hitting duties.

In 73 at-bats this season, Adrianza is hitting .205 with three home runs and eight RBI.

Mac Williamson not in Giants' Tuesday lineup

San Francisco Giants outfielder Mac Williamson is sitting on Tuesday in the team's game against the Atlanta Braves.

What It Means:

Williamson is being replaced in left field by Stephen Vogt against Braves starter Julio Teheran.

In 44 plate appearances this season, Williamson has a .154 batting average and a .506 OPS.

Minnesota's C.J. Cron in the fifth spot on Tuesday

Minnesota Twins first baseman C.J. Cron will start in Tuesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels.

What It Means:

Cron will start at first base tonight with Willians Astudillo resting.

Our models project Cron for 11.2 FanDuel points at the cost of $3,900.

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