Guzman is not starting Wednesday against the Diamondbacks. Guzman will remain on the bench for a second straight game with another lefty in Robbie Ray starting for the Diamondbacks. Logan Forsythe is starting at first base and hitting sixth in this one.
Guzman isn't starting Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks. Guzman will take a seat with a southpaw in Alex Young slated to toe the rubber for the opposition. Danny Santana draws the start at first base and will hit sixth with Guzman out of the lineup.
Guzman is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Astros. Guzman sat for three out of the last four games prior to the All-Star break as well, though two of those came against left-handed starters or primary pitchers. Lefty Framber Valdez is expected start Thursday's game for Houston.
Guzman is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Twins. The Twins will be deploying a lefty (Devin Smeltzer) as their main option behind opener Kyle Gibson in the series finale, which may be a factor in why the lefty-hitting Guzman is on the bench. Since returning from the injured list in early May, Guzman is batting .205/.287/.384 across 49 games. He could be in danger of losing out on his large-side platoon duty at first base to Danny Santana, who will start in his stead Sunday.
Guzman is starting at first base and batting eighth Saturday against the Twins. Guzman was out of the lineup both Thursday and Friday with right-handers on the mound. However, he's back in the lineup Saturday against righty Michael Pineda. Guzman is hitting .242/.317/.460 across 139 plate appearances against right-handed pitching this season.