Hamilton is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Brewers. Hamilton will sit after starting five consecutive games, slashing .214/.353/.429 with a pair of extra-base hits, a 3:3 K:BB and one stolen base over that stretch. In his absence, Mason Williams will patrol center field and hit seventh.
Hamilton went 0-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's loss to the Cubs. Hamilton walked and stole second base in the sixth inning, though he was subsequently thrown out trying to steal third base. The speedy outfielder's season slash line (.241/.304/.333) is in line with his career numbers (.246/.299/.334), though he has just 31 stolen bases in 141 games this year after notching more than 56 swiped bases in each of the previous three seasons.
Hamilton is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Dodgers, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Hamilton is off to a slow start to September, slashing just .176/.216/.265 with one stolen base across nine games, so he'll head to the bench to clear his head as Gabriel Guerrero picks up the start in center field.
Hamilton is not starting Friday against the Padres. Hamilton sits for the first time in September. Mason Williams will get the call in center field.
Hamilton is back in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals following a missed start Thursday. Hamilton exited Wednesday's game after colliding with Brewers' catcher Erik Kratz at the plate. He was evidently not seriously hurt, as he came off the bench and played the last four innings Thursday and will wind up missing just one start.
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