Spangenberg is not in the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks. With southpaw Robbie Ray taking the mound for Arizona, Spangenberg will head to the bench to avoid a lefty-on-lefty matchup. Unless he makes a pinch-hit appearance, the infielder will finish the season with a career-worst .656 OPS. Jose Pirela will fill in for him at second base Sunday.
Spangenberg is out of the lineup against the Diamondbacks on Friday. Spangenberg will be withheld from the starting nine after going 1-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts during Wednesday's contest versus San Francisco. Jose Pirela will start at second base and bat seventh in his place.
Spangenberg is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Giants, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Spangenberg is hitting just .167/.324/.200 through 15 games in September, so he'll sit for a second straight game. Freddy Galvis will slide over to cover second base in this one with Javy Guerra drawing a start at shortstop.
Spangenberg is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Spangenberg will sit after starting the last five games, slashing .235/.316/.294 over that stretch. In his absence, Jose Pirela will start at the keystone and hit seventh.
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.