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Ryan BlissSeattle Mariners

Ryan Bliss

Seattle Mariners • #76 SS

Mariners' Ryan Bliss making Majors debut Monday

The Seattle Mariners will have Ryan Bliss start at second base for his Major League debut in Monday's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means

Bliss will start at second base and bat eighth in his first taste of Major League action, getting the call-up with Jorge Polanco (hamstring) hitting the 10-day injured list. The 24-year-old was maintaining a .827 OPS at Triple-A earlier in the year, notching 7 homers with 28 stolen bases across 229 plate appearances. He could be a multi-category producer in fantasy if he finds success at the next level.

Our model projects Bliss for 6.8 FanDuel points in his debut. He'll square off against struggling Astros righty Framber Valdez, who has a 4.32 ERA and a 1.320 WHIP on the season.

Source: MLB
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Jorge PolancoSeattle Mariners

Jorge Polanco

Seattle Mariners • #7 3B/2B

Mariners place Jorge Polanco (hamstring) on 10-day IL

The Seattle Mariners are placing infielder Jorge Polanco (hamstring) on the 10-day injured list.

What It Means

Polanco has been having a slow start to the season and will now rest up on the 10-day injured list after picking up a hamstring injury. The team called up Ryan Bliss from Triple-A in a corresponding move, and will have the 24-year-old make his Majors debut at second base in tonight's game against the Houston Astros.

The longtime Twins infielder has struggled in his first season with the Mariners, batting just .195 with 5 home runs, 15 runs, 14 RBI, and a .595 OPS across 181 plate appearances. Hopefully his stint on the injured list will help him get back on track at the plate.

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Seby ZavalaSeattle Mariners

Seby Zavala

Seattle Mariners • #33 C

Mariners move Seby Zavala back to bench Monday

Seby Zavala was not listed in the Seattle Mariners' lineup for Monday's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means

Zavala will take a seat Monday while Cal Raleigh takes over at catcher and bats fifth against the Astros. Our model projects the backup backstop for 110 more plate appearances this season, with 3 homers, 9 runs, 11 RBI, and a .190 batting average.

Source: MLB
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Cal RaleighSeattle Mariners

Cal Raleigh

Seattle Mariners • #29 C

Mariners' Cal Raleigh batting fifth Monday

The Seattle Mariners listed Cal Raleigh as their starting catcher for Monday's game against the Houston Astros.

What It Means

Raleigh will return to the Mariners' lineup at catcher on Monday and is listed fifth in their batting order. His return will push Seby Zavala back to the bench.

Source: MLB
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Yainer DiazHouston Astros

Yainer Diaz

Houston Astros • #21 C

Yainer Daiz not in Monday lineup for Astros

The Houston Astros did not list Yainer Diaz as a starter for Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means

Diaz will catch a breather on Monday while veteran Victor Caratini takes over at catcher and bats ninth against Seattle. Our model projects Diaz for 12 home runs, 35 runs, 41 RBI, and a .268 batting average over 307 more plate appearances this season.

Source: MLB
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Victor CaratiniHouston Astros

Victor Caratini

Houston Astros • #17 C

Victor Caratini catching for Houston Monday

The Houston Astros will start Victor Caratini at catcher for Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means

Caratini will get the nod for Monday's series opener with the Mariners, giving Yainer Diaz the afternoon off. The veteran has a $2,500 salary and is averaging 6.9 FanDuel points per game this season.

Source: MLB
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Mauricio DubonHouston Astros

Mauricio Dubon

Houston Astros • #14 SS

Astros move Mauricio Dubon to bench Monday

The Houston Astros did not list Mauricio Dubon as a starter for Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means

Dubon will take a seat Monday while the Astros make room for Jose Abreu to rejoin the starting lineup from his Triple-A stint. Abreu will cover first base, Jon Singleton will take a turn at designated hitter, and Yordan Alvarez will take over for Dubon in left field. The versatile fielder is projected for 268 more plate appearances this season, with 5 homers, 35 runs, 29 RBI, 3 stolen bases, and a .278 batting average.

Source: MLB
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Jose AbreuHouston Astros

Jose Abreu

Houston Astros • #79 1B

Astros' Jose Abreu making return to Majors lineup Monday

The Houston Astros listed Jose Abreu as their starting first baseman for Monday's game against the Seattle Mariners.

What It Means

Abreu will bat eighth and take over at first base in his first game back from Triple-A, pushing Jon Singleton to designated hitter. Yordan Alvarez will scoot back to left field and Mauricio Dubon will take a seat.

Abreu was averaging a brutal 3.3 FanDuel points per game prior to his demotion, but posted a solid .921 OPS at Triple-A while working things out. He has a $2,700 salary for this evening's contests.

Source: MLB
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Cristian JavierHouston Astros

Cristian Javier

Houston Astros • #53 SP

Astros place Cristian Javier (forearm) on 15-day injured list Monday

The Houston Astros are placing starting pitcher Cristian Javier (forearm) on the 15-day injured list.

What It Means

Javier started the season off looking like the prime 2022 version of himself, allowing just 4 earned runs across his first 4 starts (23.1 innings) of the year. Things have unfortunately unraveled from there.

The 27-year-old missed two weeks with a neck strain and has pitched to a 8.74 ERA across 11.1 innings in his three games since returning from that injury. He'll now head back to the injured list after experiencing forearm discomfort following his last start -- a disappointing 4-inning outing against the Los Angeles Angels.

The team is also calling up RHP Alex Speas from Triple-A in a corresponding move. Speas has concerningly pitched to a 10.91 ERA at various stops in Triple-A this season and could add another vulnerable arm to the Astros' struggling rotation.

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Luis CampusanoSan Diego Padres

Luis Campusano

San Diego Padres • #12 C

Luis Campusano in lineup for Padres Monday

San Diego Padres catcher Luis Campusano is starting Monday in the team's game against the Miami Marlins.

What It Means

Campusano is getting the nod behind the plate, batting seventh in the order versus Marlins starter Trevor Rogers.

Our models project Campusano for 0.9 hits, 0.3 runs, 0.1 home runs, 0.6 RBI and 8.1 FanDuel points.

Source: MLB
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