Hedges is out of Sunday's lineup against the Nationals. He has started the last four games, but will take a seat for the matinee prior to Monday's off day. Hector Sanchez starts behind the dish and will hit seventh.
Hedges is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies. He is hitting .250/.262/.475 with two home runs over his last 40 at-bats. Hector Sanchez gets the start behind the dish and will hit seventh against righty Mark Leiter.
Hedges went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI, a stolen base and a run scored in Monday's victory over the Phillies. The Padres caught Jerad Eickhoff napping in the fourth inning when Hedges and Cory Spangenberg executed a successful double steal. Monday's stolen base was the catcher's second of the season, but he did tally 14 steals in the minors way back in 2012, so he may be more fleet-footed than your standard backstop. While the occasional thievery is nice perk for fantasy owners, Hedges' value is derived from his ability to go deep. His 15 home runs on the season rank fifth among all major-league catchers.
Hedges is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Dodgers, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports. Hedges went 0-for-8 over the past two games as the Padres' starting catcher, but he'll get the day off with Luis Torrens taking over behind the plate. Expect to see Hedges back in the lineup Monday against the Phillies.
Hedges is not in Thursday's lineup for the series finale against the Reds, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports. Following four straight starts behind the plate, Hedges will get a day off for Thursday's matinee while Luis Torrens draws the start in his place. Since coming off the 7-day concussion disabled list July 29, Hedges is 8-for-29 with two home runs and three RBI.
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