Wendle is out of the lineup Thursday against the Mariners, Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune reports.
Wendle will head to the bench with the A's facing lefty Ariel Miranda, as he did the last time the team faced a southpaw. While he continues to lead off against right-handed pitching, Wendle has mostly underwhelmed in the leadoff role with a .324 OBP and .339 SLG from the top spot.
Wendle is out of the lineup Friday against the Rangers.
He had started the last eight games for the A's at second base, but is out of the lineup in favor of Chad Pinder on Friday. In those eight games, Wendle hit .294/.342/.382 with one home run in 38 plate appearances. He should be able to compete to be Oakland's starting second baseman next year in spring training.
Wendle went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored Saturday in an 11-2 win over Texas.
Wendle's leadoff blast off Yu Darvish in the first inning, his first-ever big league homer, set the tone for the last place A's romp of the AL West-leading Rangers. Since being called up at the beginning of September, he is hitting .319/.340/.319 with six runs, seven RBI and two steals. He is worth a look for owners that need help at second base down the stretch.
Wendle was called up to the A's in late August and has been starting most of the games at second base since, recently moving to the leadoff spot as well. While Wendle is hitting an impressive .349, it should be noted that he is also slugging .349 with all 15 of his hits going for singles. He displayed a little bit of pop and speed in the Triple-A this season with 12 bombs and 14 steals in 125 games, but he has yet to show any power at all so far in his short major league stint. He has swiped two bases in 13 games though, and if he continues to hit atop the A's lineup down the stretch, he could be of some value to those in deeper leagues needing to make a move in the runs scored category.
Wendle is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners, John Hickey of the San Jose Mercury News reports.
Wendle has taken over as the Athletics' primary second baseman since his Aug. 31 promotion to the big leagues, going 7-for-26 (.269 average) with five RBI and two runs in his eight games. He'll give way to Chad Pinder on Sunday, but should continue to see the bulk of the duties at the keystone over the final few weeks of the season.
|CBSSports.com Player Ranking|
|10/2/2016 vs Seattle|
|vs Hernandez (Career)||3||1||0||.333||.333||.333|
|Last 7 Games|
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|2012||ASX-Mahoning Valley Scra||61||245||32||80||15||4||4||37||15||25||4||1||.375||.469||.327|
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