Goodrum (quadriceps) did some light running on the field prior to Monday's game against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Goodrum hasn't played since Sept. 12 due to a deep quadriceps bruise. While he was able to test the injury out Monday, the utility man remains without a timetable for his return. Jim Aducci will continue to see the majority of opportunities at first base in Goodrum's absence.
Goodrum left Wednesday's contest against Houston with a right quadriceps contusion after colliding with Christin Stewart while chasing a foul ball. Goodrum will benefit from a scheduled off day for Detroit on Thursday, and should be considered day-to-day heading into Friday's series opener in Cleveland. The 26-year-old suffered the injury in the top of the second inning and limped off the field after his right leg hit Stewart. Ronny Rodriguez took over at shortstop.
Goodrum went 1-for-4 with a stolen base Sunday in the loss to St. Louis. Goodrum stole his 12th base of the season in the season finale, although the Tigers would fall 5-2. He's been seeing the ball well over his past 10 games, going 12-for-36 with three home runs and four RBI. Goodrum has also totaled three stolen bases over that stretch. Through 120 games this season, the 26-year-old owns a .236/.312/.430 batting line with 16 home runs and 45 RBI.
Goodrum is not in the lineup against the White Sox on Wednesday, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Goodrum will take a seat following 11 straight starts, during which he hit .310/.370/.524. Ronny Rodriguez will start at shortstop while Jim Adduci gets the nod at first base for the series finale.
Goodrum went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Monday's loss to the White Sox. While Goodrum is only batting .234 this season, he's been a decent fantasy contributor with 16 home runs and 10 steals. The Tigers figure to be in rebuilding mode again in 2019, and the 26-year-old should be in the mix for regular playing time at second base along with Dawel Lugo. Goodrum's versatility could also get him plenty of looks elsewhere in the infield.
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