VanMeter is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs. VanMeter will be held out with manager David Bell loading up on right-handed hitters against Cubs southpaw Jon Lester. With VanMeter on the bench, Alex Blandino will occupy the leadoff spot for the Reds on Wednesday night.
VanMeter (personal) is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday against Chicago. VanMeter had to leave Monday's matchup due to a family medical issue, but it appears the situation has been resolved. He's just 2-for-24 with three RBI over his last 10 contests, though both of those hits have been home runs.
VanMeter left Monday's game against the Cubs due to a family medical issue, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. VanMeter will be considered day-to-day until the team announces an update on his availability moving forward.
VanMeter was added to the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs. VanMeter was initially expected to get the day off, but he'll be needed after Joey Votto was scratched with an illness. VanMeter will bat eighth and play first base.
VanMeter is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs. VanMeter sits after starting each of the last four games, appearing at first base, second base and left field. He's done little to claim an everyday role over his last 20 games, hitting just .127/.210/.327, though he does have a homer in two of his last three contests.