Dodgers' Will Smith Won't be Behind the Plate Saturday vs. Diamondbacks


April 1

Will Smith is not catching Saturday for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Matthew Moreno of reports.

There isn’t anything wrong with Smith. This is just that catchers don’t suit up for every game behind the plate. Smith was always likely to sit either for the night game Saturday or the day game Sunday, as most backstops don’t play on both sides of that back-to-back, day-night equation.

The talented Dodgers bat could still be the designated hitter. That would be just fine with fantasy players, as he has a tasty matchup against Madison Bumgarner of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Austin Barnes will be donning the tools of ignorance, with Smith taking at least half a game off.

On Saturday, the Dodgers will have Clayton Kershaw on the mound. The Dodgers are -126 (-1.5) on the run line and -275 on the moneyline, with an over/under of 7.5, over (-115), and under (-105). You can find the lines and props for this game and all others on the FanDuel Sportsbook.

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