Hedges is not in Sunday's lineup against the Twins. He is hitting .222 with one home run in eight games this month. Luke Maile will get the start at catcher and bat ninth.
Hedges went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Friday's 12-8 loss to the Twins. Hedges' fifth-inning blast tied the game at 2-2, but the offense was just getting started on both sides. The catcher has been solid in May, going 6-for-24 (.250) with three RBI and three runs scored in seven games. Overall, he owns a .176/.238/.297 slash line with three homers, seven RBI, eight runs scored and a stolen base in 82 plate appearances. His defensive work behind the dish will keep him in the lineup more often than backup Luke Maile.
Hedges isn't starting Wednesday's game against the White Sox. Hedges will get a breather after he went 2-for-11 with an RBI and three strikeouts over the last three games. Luke Maile will start behind the dish and bat eighth.
Hedges will sit for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against Toronto. Hedges went 0-for-3 in the afternoon contest, dropping his OPS on the season down to .498. Luke Maile will be the catcher for the nightcap.
Hedges is out of the lineup for the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader with the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Hedges is expected to re-enter the lineup for the nightcap Wednesday, but Luke Maile will catch Zach Plesac in the first game of the twin bill.
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