Kepler isn't starting Saturday's game against the Royals. Kepler drew starts in each of the last five games and went 4-for-18 with two RBI, a run and a walk. Jake Cave will take his place in right field and bat ninth.
Kepler (illness) is batting fifth and playing right field Sunday against the Blue Jays. The outfielder had pinch hit in Saturday's game, indicating he was likely ready to return to the lineup after missing Friday's game with an illness. Kepler's hitting .219 in his last 10 games, and those numbers would be much worse if not for a 3-for-4, two-homer performance Wednesday against the Cubs.
Kepler (illness) is not in Saturday's lineup against the Blue Jays. He exited Thursday's game with a non-COVID illness and is yet to return to action. Brent Rooker will start in right field while Nick Gordon gets the nod in left.
Kepler (illness) won't start Friday's game against the Blue Jays. Kepler left Thursday's game with a non-COVID illness, and it looks as though he's still too sick to play. Brent Rooker will start in right field.
Kepler exited Thursday's game with a non-COVID 19 illness, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports. Kepler was replaced by Luis Arraez in the fifth inning. It's unclear what the specific illness is, though so long as Kepler continues to test negative for COVID-19, he could return at some point during the team's weekend series against the Blue Jays.