Benintendi is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Yankees, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports. Benintendi has gone just 2-for-19 over his last five games. He'll get a rest Tuesday, with Brock Holt covering for him in left field.
Benintendi is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Braves, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. With the game being played in a National League park, someone had to make way for regular designated hitter J.D. Martinez in the outfield. That someone was Jackie Bradley for the first game of the series and will be Andrew Benintendi for the second. Expect the young outfielder back in the lineup Wednesday.
Benintendi is out of the lineup for Sunday's series finale against the White Sox, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports. Benintendi heads to the bench after starting the last five games and is 4-for-32 with a .493 OPS in his last 38 plate appearances. J.D. Martinez will start in left field Sunday while Brock Holt serves as designated hitter.
Benintendi is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports. With All-Star southpaw Blake Snell on the hill for Tampa Bay, Red Sox manager Alex Cora decided it was an optimal time to give the lefty-hitting Benintendi a rest. The outfielder had started each of the past 11 games and hit just .227, including a 1-for-11 mark at the plate over the last three contests. Benintendi should get two full days to clear his head before likely rejoining the lineup in the Red Sox's subsequent game Tuesday against the Marlins.
Benintendi went 1-for-5 with a double, three RBI, a run scored and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Indians. Benintendi had just one hit, but he made it count with a bases-clearing double in the fourth inning to stretch a 3-2 lead to a four-run gap. The 24-year-old has recorded at least one hit in 19 of his last 21 games and is hitting .315 in August. His power has fallen off some with just one homer since July 8 -- and only two since June 22 -- but he's still sporting a solid .875 OPS on the season.
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