Dixon is not in the lineup Thursday against Cleveland. Dixon was supposed to get the day off Wednesday but was added to the lineup when Niko Goodrum was scratched with a bruised finger. Goodrum is back and starting at first base Thursday.
Dixon is starting at first base and hitting seventh Wednesday against the Indians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports. Dixon was originally slated to get the day off, but an injury to Niko Goodrum (finger) during batting practice forced the first baseman into action. Through nine games this month, Dixon is slashing .207/.303/.379 with one home run and five RBI.
Dixon is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game in Cleveland. Dixon hits the bench for the second time in three games. Harold Castro will handle first base in his absence.
Dixon is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Indians, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports. Dixon started all three of the Tigers' games in Kansas City over the weekend, going 3-for-10 with a pair of doubles, a walk, three RBI and two runs. The 27-year-old looks locked in as Detroit's primary first baseman, but he'll take a seat in the series opener in Cleveland while Niko Goodrum mans the position.
Dixon went 1-for-3 with a walk and a two-run home run in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Red Sox. Dixon hit his 12th home run of the season in the eighth inning off Boston reliever Ryan Brasier. The 27-year-old also struck out two more times, and his K rate is sitting at 31 percent heading into the All-Star break. Dixon should continue to offer decent power the rest of the way, but he could struggle with his batting average due to all the swings and misses.