Spangenberg started at second base and went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Giants. Spangenberg had fallen out of favor to rookie Javy Guerra at the keystone last weekend, but he returned to the lineup after getting a rare start at third base Tuesday. The Padres will likely deploy a rotation at second base between Spangenberg, Guerra and Jose Pirela over the final week and a half of the season.
Spangenberg is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers. This marks the third game in a row Spangenberg will watch from the bench. As has been the case Saturday, Freddy Galvis will slide over to cover the keystone while Javy Guerra takes over at shortstop.
Spangenberg is out of the lineup for the second straight day Saturday against the Rangers. Spangenberg was thought to have the inside track on the second base job once Luis Urias pulled his hamstring Tuesday, but that hasn't been the case so far. Freddy Galvis will slide over to second Saturday, with Javy Guerra starting at shortstop.
Spangenberg is out of the lineup against the Rangers on Friday. Spangenberg will retreat to the bench after going 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts during Wednesday's game in Seattle. Jose Pirela will man the keystone and bat seventh in the order in his place.
Spangenberg will sit against left-hander Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Saturday. Spangenberg started against lefties in the Padres' last two games, but he'll sit against one of the toughest southpaws in the league. Jose Pirela will start at second base in his absence.
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