Beltran is not in the lineup Friday against the Angels. Beltran has started three of Houston's last four games. In that time he's gone 0-for-11 at the dish, bringing his line down to .189/.231/.297 for the month of September. Evan Gattis will get the nod to start at the DH spot Friday night while Beltran gets the night off.
Beltran is out of the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox. Beltran has gone 0-for-7 over the Astros' last two games, dropping his batting average to .233 for the season. He'll sit out Wednesday while George Springer moves to the DH spot.
Beltran went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Saturday's 8-6 win over Seattle. Beltran had gone eight games without an RBI and was hitting just .153 (9-for-59) over the 21 games entering Saturday. He's limited to designated hitter work these days, but if Beltran's not hitting regularly, manager A.J. Hinch could use the DH spot as a way to keep other hitters fresh.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Mariners. Beltran is just 4-for-18 (.222) in his career against Mariners starter James Paxton, so he will not start Friday with Paxton getting the start. Jose Altuve will get a chance to rest his legs Friday while he serves as the designated hitter in Beltran's place.
Beltran is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports. Beltran is just 3-for-18 (.167) in six September games, so he'll get the day off to clear his head as Evan Gattis takes over designated hitter duties. The 40-year-old earned an All-Star selection after hitting .295 with 29 homers last season, but he's followed that up with a lackluster .231 average and 14 homers this year.
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