Goodrum will sit Monday against the White Sox. Goodrum sits after starting eight of the last nine games at shortstop, a stretch in which he went just 4-fro-29 at the plate. WIlli Castro takes over at the position Monday.
Goodrum went 0-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Rays. Goodrum reached base his only time of the day in the ninth inning after drawing a walk and then ended up stealing his 13th bag of the year and his first since June 17. It was one of the few times Goodrum has gotten on base as of late. He's slashing .146/.226/.271 with a home run, five RBI, four runs scored and 5:13 BB:K over his last 16 games yet remains slotted in as the team's everyday shortstop.
Goodrum went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Thursday's loss to the Rays. The Tigers only scored two runs, with both coming on solo shots. Goodrum now has seven long balls in what's been a disappointing season. The versatile 29-year-old has just a .635 OPS and has only appeared in 78 games due to a handful of injuries. He'll look to at least finish the season strong and build some momentum heading into 2022.
Goodrum is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Brewers. Goodrum gets a breather for the day game after he started at shortstop in each of the Tigers' last four contests. He went 1-for-15 over that stretch, and Goodrum is now slashing a lowly .118/.211/.176 in 12 games since returning from the injured list Sept. 1. Harold Castro checks in for Goodrum in the Detroit infield.
Goodrum is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pirates. Goodrum will cede shortstop duties to Harold Castro in the series finale after starting each of the Tigers' past three games at the position. Since returning from the injured list Sept. 1, Goodrum has struggled to establish a rhythm at the plate. In his first seven games back in action, Goodrum has gone 3-for-18 (.167 average) with a 3:4 BB:K.