Rays' Brett Phillips out of Thursday lineup
Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Brett Phillips is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's series opener against right-hander Cal Quantrill and the Cleveland Indians.
Phillips covered center field on Wednesday afternoon. Kevin Kiermaier will return to center field for Thursday's matchup and hit seventh.
numberFire’s models project Kiermaier for 8.5 FanDuel points and he has a $2,300 salary on Thursday. Per our MLB Heat Map, the Rays have the fourth-highest implied total (4.9 runs) out of the 16 teams playing on tonight's main slate. Quantrill has the second-worst strikeout rate (16.6 percent) among Thursday's listed starters.
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