After starting the first two games of the series, Moran will give way to Luis Valbuena at third base Sunday. Moran has gotten off to a modest 2-for-19 start to his big-league career, but he figures to earn at least a few more opportunities to see regular at-bats until the Astros pull the plug.
Castro has had a case of the whiffs lately, striking out 12 times in his last seven starts while producing just three hits. He'll be given the day off for Sunday's series finale, paving the way for Evan Gattis to earn a start behind the plate.
The shortstop's sophomore slump has lingered longer than expected, as he's gone just 4-for-37 (.108) over his past nine games to sink his season average to .241. He's likely just getting Sunday's game off to clear his head, enabling Marwin Gonzalez to pick up a start at shortstop. Look for Correa to be back in the lineup Monday against the Diamondbacks.
Petit has taken over as the Angels' primary shortstop since Andrelton Simmons (thumb) hit the DL, but he'll get the afternoon off after starting 13 of the past 14 contests. He's hit for an acceptable batting average and doesn't look to be at risk of losing out on regular at-bats, but his dearth of power and limited impact on the basepaths renders him a low-ceiling commodity in most formats.
Cron has slumped to a 2-for-16 line over his past four games, so manager Mike Scioscia will give the 26-year-old a day off to clear his head. The lightly-used Kaleb Cowart will step in as the Angels' first baseman for the afternoon.
Bandy suffered a hamstring cramp in his second start of the season Wednesday, but needed only a couple of days to recuperate from the ailment. While he'll get the start Sunday, Bandy won't see much regular action behind top backstop Carlos Perez.
With a pair of 0-for-4 outings over the first two games of the series, Andrus will get a breather in Sunday's matinee. In Andrus' stead, Hanser Alberto will pick up a start at shortstop and bat ninth in the order.
Wilson has cemented himself as the Rangers' top catcher since Robinson Chirinos (forearm) hit the DL, and went 10-for-19 with three RBI over his last five games. He'll just be getting a regular day off for Sunday's matinee, allowing Bryan Holaday to make a start behind the dish.
The Red Sox haven't yet provided a reason behind Ortiz's late removal, but his absence from the lineup might be due to the fact that he was hit by a pitch in the foot in Saturday's game. Any lingering injury Ortiz might be dealing with likely isn't a significant one, so he could just be sitting out Sunday for precautionary purposes. With Ortiz out, Hanley Ramirez will move from first base to cover DH, while Travis Shaw moves across the diamond to cover first.
One day after driving in the winning run in the Royals' rousing ninth-inning comeback win, Eibner will get another turn in left field while Alex Gordon (wrist) remains on the DL for roughly the next month. The lefty-hitting Jarrod Dyson could eventually end up seeing most of the reps in left field, but Eibner has been the main beneficiary of playing time in this series with the White Sox starting southpaw pitchers in two of the three games.