Wendle is not in the starting lineup Friday against the Orioles, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Wendle is out of the starting lineup for the second consecutive game with the Rays set to face another southpaw in Keegan Akin. The infielder homered off the bench Wednesday and could certainly play a role as a pinch hitter again Friday. Mike Brosseau will start at third base and bat fifth.
Wendle went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and an additional RBI in Wednesday's loss to the Nationals. Wendle didn't start the contest, but he came through in the clutch as a pinch hitter with a game-tying eighth-inning solo shot to right field. Wendle produced another big hit in the 10th frame, again driving home the game-tying run with a single. He has already tied his career high with seven homers in 203 plate appearances this season while adding a .288/.350/.500 slash line, 29 RBI and four stolen bases.
Wendle isn't starting Wednesday's game against the Nationals, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. Wendle had started each of the last two games and went 0-for-4 with two walks and two strikeouts during that time. Mike Brosseau will take over at the hot corner and bat fifth.
Wendle isn't starting Saturday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Wendle will get a breather after he went 2-for-16 with a run, an RBI and six strikeouts across his last four games. Mike Brosseau will start at third base and bat sixth.
Wendle is not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Yandy Diaz will shift to the hot corner as Wendle takes a seat for the series opener at Yankee Stadium.
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