Goodrum (illness) is starting at first base and batting leadoff in Sunday's game versus the Athletics, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Goodrum was a late scratch Friday with flu-like symptoms and was held out of the lineup again Saturday, though he's apparently good to go for the series finale. The 27-year-old is in the midst of a 2-for-24 slump over his last seven games.
Goodrum was scratched from Friday's lineup against Oakland due to flu-like symptoms, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Goodrum was expected to start at first base and lead off, but he's not healthy enough to play. Gordon Beckham will move to the leadoff spot and play shortstop, while Ronny Rodriguez will shift to first base.
Goodrum will start in right field and lead off Sunday against the Twins, Chris McCosky of The Detroit News reports. Goodrum will set the table against Twins southpaw Martin Perez after previously hitting atop the order against right-handed pitchers on two occasions earlier in the series. Manager Ron Gardenhire appears to have at least temporarily settled on Goodrum as the leadoff man in place of the slumping Jeimer Candelario, who has batted in the bottom half of the lineup in each of his three starts during the series.
Goodrum (knee) is leading off and starting at second base for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader at Minnesota. Goodrum suffered a bruised knee during a collision at first base in Friday's game and sat out Game 1, but he's apparently good to go for the nightcap. The 27-year-old is in a bit of a slump with a .143/.143/.179 slash line over his last seven games.
Goodrum (knee) is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, according to Chris McCosky of The Detroit News. Goodrum exited Friday's game with a bruised knee and will be held out of the first game of Saturday's twin bill as a result. He has not been ruled out for Game 2 just yet, but it's certainly possible his injury prevents him from playing at all in either game.