Holliday is not in the lineup for the second game in a row. Holliday has posted a healthy .844 OPS in September, but the Yankees are using four players -- Holliday, Chase Headley, Greg Bird and Todd Frazier -- for three spots right now, and Holliday will be the odd man out Tuesday for the second straight day.
Holliday is not in the lineup Monday against the Twins, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. For the third time over the last seven games, Holliday is being omitted from the Yankees' lineup. However, despite frequent absences from the lineup, he's still managed to turn in a decent .270/.357/.486 line to go with two home runs and nine RBI over 11 games since the start of September. Chase Headley will occupy the DH spot Monday night.
Holliday is out of the starting nine Saturday against Baltimore. Holliday will occupy a spot on the bench while Chase Headley takes over the DH duties Saturday. Since coming off the DL (back) earlier this month, Holliday is slashing .265/.342/.471 in 10 appearances.
Holliday is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Erik Boland of Newsday Sports reports. Holliday retreats to the bench after going 1-for-4 with a double and one RBI during Tuesday's loss. Gary Sanchez will get the day off from behind the plate and bat in the DH spot.
Holliday is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Holliday will be withheld from the lineup again as the Yankees close out their weekend series against A.J. Griffin and the Rangers. Gary Sanchez will handle the designated hitter duties with Austin Romine taking over behind the plate.
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