Duda is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. The left-handed Jon Lester is headed to the hill for the Cubs, so Duda will take a seat Wednesday night. Cesar Puello will serve as the Rays' DH while Duda gets the night off.
Duda is out of Friday's lineup against the Red Sox. The Rays face lefty Chris Sale so they will go with a righty-heavy lineup. Cesar Puello gets the start at DH, hitting eighth.
Duda is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against Boston, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Duda will head to the bench following five straight starts, going 4-for-17 with three home runs and seven RBI during that span. In his place, Trevor Plouffe will DH and bat fifth.
Duda went 1-for-4 with a solo home run during Sunday's loss to the White Sox. Duda continues to provide a power presence for the Rays and fantasy owners, as Sunday's shot was his ninth round tripper since joining Tampa Bay on July 28. However, his .188 batting average is a category crippler. Additionally, with the Tampa Bay offense scuffling, Duda's upside is capped. He's best left to deep settings at this stage of the game.
Duda is out of Saturday's lineup against the White Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. He takes a seat with lefty Carlos Rodon on the hill for Chicago. Steven Souza gets the start at DH, hitting second, while Peter Bourjos slots into the lineup in right field.
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