Culliver signed a four-year $32 million prior to last season but is now the odd man out with the signing of Josh Norman and the drafting of Kendall Fuller. The fact that he is facing a one-game suspension from the league which voids his 2016 guaranteed portion of the deal certainly doesn't hurt either. He will now have to try and catch on somewhere else before training camp.
Hayden, a former 12th overall pick in 2013, has not lived up to that draft spot during his three years the league and has only played 16 games once. His best season was 2015 with 70 total tackles but he only has three total interceptions in his pro career. He will have the 2016 season to prove that he deserves to stay with the team in general let alone earn a contract.
Soler is off to a sub-.200 start at the plate and has been riding the pine more often than not of late. Until he gets the bat going this should be a common theme for him. Kris Bryant will get the start in left field with Tommy La Stella manning the hot corner for the series opener in Pittsburgh on Monday.
Hayward has struggled to start the season in Chicago and is getting a day off after his latest hitless performance. He should be back in the lineup on Tuesday but Matt Szczur will get the start and could be a solid cheap option for an OF spot in DFS as he has a knack for coming up clutch.
Panik has been dealing with a groin injury since Friday night and missed both Saturday's and Sunday's contests. It is not considered a major issue and in fact Bruce Bochy, the Giants manager, said that he could be back on Tuesday, which should rule out a DL stint. In the meantime Kelby Tomlinson will get another start at second though he hasn't carried a very good stick this year hitting just .154 so far.
Elam had a stellar rookie campaign in 2013 with 77 total tackles, an interception, and two fumble recoveries, but that changed in 2014. He was benched for poor play and then missed the entirety of the 2015 season with a torn biceps. He is a former first round pick and has shown flashes of his abilities, which, if he goes out and proves that he can play to the 2013 level, means he could see a small contract extension coming his way. However if 2016 is a repeat of 2014 than expect to see his name out there after the season.
It's been since Wednesday that Mesoraco's name has appeared in the lineup for the Reds as he still tries to deal with he soreness in his left shoulder. Cincinnati continues to believe that a DL stint won't be needed for him but he's going on a week out of the lineup so if it goes much longer they may do it, with a backdate, just to add a fresh body to the 25-man squad. Tucker Barnhart will don the gear and start behind the plate again on Monday for the Reds.
Nesbitt has been out since mid-March with a bad ankle sprain suffered in spring training but now he is on the comeback trail. With him being a reliever he won't need a very long rehab assignment and could be back with the Tigers by the end of the week if all goes according to plan. He pitched 21 2/3 innings for Detroit last season posting a 5.40 ERA in his first go around at the major league level.