Forsythe entered Saturday's game as a pinch runner after Danny Santana was hit by a pitch on the ankle. Santana, who filled in at shortstop for the injured Elvis Andrus (hamstring), told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com following the game the ankle "hurts a lot." That suggests he could miss a few days, which means the hot-hitting Forsythe (10 hits in his last 19 at-bats) could return as Andrus' fill-in the next few games.
Forsythe is out of Saturday's lineup against the Cardinals. He has been swinging a red-hot bat, tallying 10 hits in 19 at-bats over his last five games. Danny Santana will start at shortstop and hit seventh in his stead.
Forsythe started at shortstop in place of the injured Elvis Andrus (hamstring) and went 2-for-3 with a walk, two doubles and two runs scored in Wednesday's 6-1 win over the Royals. Forsythe is expected to get the bulk of starts while Andrus is on the 10-day injured list. Wednesday's effort was Forsythe's third straight multi-hit game, during which he's 7-for-11 with five doubles, a triple and two RBI. He's been a nice surprise for the Rangers, slashing .316/.414/.541 through 29 games, and represents a potential fill-in at second base if manager Chris Woodward wants to replace a disappointing Rougned Odor (.146/.221/.493).
Forsythe went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, a run scored and two RBI in Tuesday's 11-5 loss to the Royals. He got the start at first base before shifting over to shortstop after Elvis Andrus (hamstring) exited the game, and Forsythe raised his SLG over 50 points with the extra-base barrage, finishing the night with a .305/.402/.516 slash line. The veteran utility player has seen action at all four infield spots already this season, and if Andrus' injury ends up requiring an IL stint, Forsythe's playing time should tick up.
Forsythe is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates. Forsythe will head to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off following a string of 20 straight starts. The veteran infielder slashed .278/.369/.486 with a trio of homers and one stolen base over that stretch. In his place, Danny Santana is starting at first base and hitting seventh.
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