De Jesus is batting 8-for-20 in July with four strikeouts, no walks and two RBI. Even with a hot month, the Reds utility infielder had just two starts and is not much more than the occasional pinch-hitter and defensive replacement.
De Jesus will start at first base and hit seventh for the Reds as they take on the Rangers Wednesday. De Jesus draws the start at first base as Joey Votto remains out with an illness. De Jesus has yet to do much with his playing time so far in 2016. He's hitting just .221 in 86 at-bats. De Jesus will be making his third appearance at first base this season.
De Jesus is in the lineup at first base against the Astros on Saturday. With the DH rule in effect during their series at Houston, De Jesus will make his second career start at first base as Joey Votto takes over the DH on Saturday. On the year, De Jesus is batting .232/.300/.317 with one home run and 12 RBI in 82 at-bats.
De Jesus is in the lineup and batting sixth for Wednesday's game against the Braves. This is De Jesus's first start since June 5 when he went 1-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored. The 29-year-old doesn't appear to bring much to the table fantasy wise, as he is hitting just .230 with one home run and nine RBI in very limited playing time.
De Jesus is in the lineup and batting seventh for Wednesday's lineup against the Rockies. With Brandon Phillips day-to-day with a foot injury, De Jesus will try to make the most of a rare start. The 29-year-old is batting .210 with one home run and seven RBI through 28 games this season.
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