Wendle is on the bench for Saturday's game against Toronto. Wendle sits after making 12 straight starts. He grabbed a hit in 11 of those contests, hitting .378 with a 1.049 OPS overall. Brandon Lowe will start at second base in his absence, with Andrew Velasquez at third.
Wendle went 1-for-2 with an RBI double, two walks and a run in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday. As he's done virtually all season, Wendle both set the table and had a direct hand in run production as well. The 28-year-old's .417 on-base percentage during September has one-upped an already impressive .373 August figure, and an outstanding second half of the season overall has his season line sitting at a fantasy-friendly .301/.356/.439.
Wendle went 3-for-4 with a double, a walk, a stolen base -- his 14th of the season -- and a run scored in Wednesday's win over the Rangers. Wendle doubled and scored in the second inning before adding a pair of singles and a walk over his next three plate appearances. The 28-year-old now has back-to-back multi-hit games and is slashing .345/.400/.534 with two stolen bases through 15 games in September.
Wendle went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a run and an RBI in Tuesday's win over the Rangers. Wendle slashed an RBI double in the fourth inning and later hit another double, giving him 27 two-baggers on the season. The 28-year-old is hitting .298/.347/.432 with seven home runs, 53 RBI and 55 runs scored while going 13-for-17 in stolen-base attempts on the year.
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.