Duffy is not in the lineup Monday against the Rangers, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Duffy will head to the bench for Monday's series opener as manager Kevin Cash looks to stack left-handed hitters against righty Adrian Sampson. Joey Wendle will start at third base in his place, with Brandon Lowe picking up a start at the keystone. Duffy is hitting a solid .306/.432/.389 with seven RBI and a stolen base through 11 games in September.
Duffy went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Saturday's win over the A's. Duffy reached base twice in this one, poking a single in the first frame before walking and stealing second base in the seventh. The 27-year-old now has 11 stolen bases, just one shy of his career high set in 2014. He's also sporting a healthy .297/.360/.369 slash line over 123 games.
Duffy went 1-for-4 with a walk in a loss to the Athletics on Friday. Duffy missed three starts with back tightness earlier this week, but he was finally healthy enough to resume a full-time role Friday. The hot-hitting infielder has reached safely in eight of nine September games, leading to a .300 average for the month.
Duffy (back) is back in the lineup Friday against the Athletics, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Duffy missed three straight starts with back tightness, though he did make an appearance as a pinch hitter Tuesday. He'll bat second and play third base Friday.
Duffy (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday against Cleveland. Duffy remains day-to-day with back tightness, Juan Toribio of The Athletic reports. He'll be available to pinch hit if needed but doesn't expect to return to the starting lineup until Friday. Joey Wendle starts at third base in his absence, opening up second base for Brandon Lowe.
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