Tuesday’s Daily Fantasy MLB Pregame Update
There are 15 evening games in Major League Baseball Tuesday, Sept. 23.
EVENING TV SCHEDULE
7:00pm - Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees (ESPN)
10:00pm - San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers (ESPN)
The weather is perfect around Major League Baseball, with all cities checking in with a 10 percent or less chance of precipitation. Enjoy the worry-free night.
(DraftDay.com salaries in parentheses)
Braves OF Jason Heyward ($8450) (thumb) is back in the starting lineup after missing time due to a thumb injury. He has a tough matchup facing Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole, however, so wait a game before plugging Heyward back in.
Orioles 1B-OF Steve Pearce (wrist) is sidelined Tuesday, as he deals with a wrist ailment. It doesn't sound terribly serious, but the team is not pushing it since they already have a postseason spot locked up. He might return Wednesday, according to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com. ... OF Nick Markakis ($7250) (shoulder) is showing no ill-effects of his shoulder injury, and is in the lineup for a second straight day.
BOSTON RED SOX
The Red Sox are starting a pair of minimum salary outfielders, as Jackie Bradley Jr. ($5000) and Rusney Castillo ($5000) get starts Tuesday. Castillo is the play, batting in the far more advantageous sixth spot, while Bradley is ninth. ... 3B-OF Brock Holt (concussion) remains sidelined, but there is hope he can return for a cameo in the final regular season series. ... No 1B Mike Napoli (finger) in the lineup, as he rests his finger issue.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
White Sox OF Adam Eaton ($8250) (personal) was away from the team due to a personal issue, but he is back. He has eight hits and five runs scored with an RBI over his past five games.
KANSAS CITY ROYALS
Royals OF Josh Willingham (rest) is out of the starting nine Tuesday, presumably just to rest. He is hitless over his past four games, so Fantasy owners won't want to pay him any mind at this point.
TAMPA BAY RAYS
Rays OF Kevin Kiermaier (illness) is sidelined Tuesday due to illness. OF Desmond Jennings (rest) is also out of the lineup, so OF Matt Joyce ($6450) gets a start in left field while OF David DeJesus ($6500) gets the nod as the designated hitter.
TORONTO BLUE JAYS
Blue Jays 1B Edwin Encarnacion ($11550) has posted at least one RBI in nine of his past 12 games. ... SP R.A. Dickey ($15550) faces a tough matchup against Seattle Mariners SP Felix Hernandez, but Dickey is 3-0 with a 2.45 ERA over his past five starts, going at least six innings in each appearance. He has quality starts in seven of the past eight.
Nationals 3B Ryan Zimmerman (rest) is on the sidelines again, as the team has the National League East wrapped up and they are taking it easy with their brittle hot corner man after his lengthy absence. ... 2B-3B Anthony Rendon (rest) is also sidelined, but it is just a day of rest and nothing to be concerned about. 2B-SS Asdrubal Cabrera ($7400) gets the nod at second base, while 2B-OF Kevin Frandsen ($5000) handles the duties at third.
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