Wendle is not in the lineup Sunday against the Athletics. Heading into Sunday's contest, Wendle had starting 19 of the Rays' last 20 games. He hit a solid .297/.353/.405 over that stretch. Brandon Lowe will get the nod at second base in his place.
Wendle went 2-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Indians on Tuesday. Wendle mustered the only extra-base hit for the Rays on a night when their offense was stymied by Shane Bieber and a pair of relievers. The versatile 28-year-old is putting together a solid follow-up effort after an outstanding August (.330 average, 18 RBI), with Tuesday's production serving as his fourth multi-hit tally in nine September contests.
Wendle went 3-for-4 with a double and a run in a win over the Blue Jays on Monday. Wendle had been steady but unspectacular at the plate for most of the first half, but he's taken his game to another level since the All-Star break. The 28-year-old is slashing an impressive .341/.386/.507 with a .380 wOBA over 154 plate appearances in the second half of the campaign while remaining in the lineup at different positions on a near-everyday basis. Additionally, Wendle has made up for modest power by generating a .304 average over his 212 plate appearances with runners on base, leading to a respectable 49 RBI despite just seven home runs.
Wendle went 2-for-4 with two RBI, two runs scored, two stolen bases and a walk in Wednesday's win over the Braves. Wendle plated a couple runs on a two-out single in the first inning and extended a four-game multi-hit streak. The 28-year-old has been flashing his speed lately as well, as he's also swiped four bases in that span, making him 12-for-16 on the season.
Wendle went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run in a loss to the Braves on Tuesday. Wendle has now rattled off three straight two-hit games and has nine multi-hit efforts in August overall. The valued utility man has pushed his average ever close to the .300 mark with his impressive month at the plate, one that's seen him drive in 16 runs and generate a stellar .366 on-base percentage over 94 plate appearances.
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