Fernandez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Athletics, Maria Torres of Los Angeles Times reports. Since Albert Pujols (knee) was shut down for the season in late August after undergoing surgery, Fernandez and Jefry Marte have formed a platoon at first base. Fernandez has drawn the bulk of the starts at the position as the left-handed bat of the two, but he'll take a seat in the season finale with lefty Brett Anderson twirling for Oakland.
Fernandez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers. Fernandez has started the last two games, going 1-for-7 with a walk. He'll give way to Jefry Marte at first base in this one with lefty Yohander Mendez starting for the opposition.
Fernandez (hand) is starting at second base and hitting cleanup Monday against the Rangers. Fernandez has been cleared to return after missing Sunday's game against the Astros with a hand contusion. The 30-year-old, who is hitting .269/.296/.394 with two homers through 32 games this season, will face righty Adrian Sampson in his return to the starting lineup.
Fernandez was removed from Saturday's game in the first inning with a right hand contusion, though X-rays were negative for a fracture. Fernandez extracted 14 pitches out of Justin Verlander in that trip to the plate, but Verlander plunked him on the hand to force him out of the game. Thankfully for the Halos, their first baseman's hand wasn't broken, though he's day-to-day and could miss a spell of action as the season winds down for the final week.
Fernandez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the A's. Manager Mike Scioscia is stacking right-handed hitters against lefty Brett Anderson, so Fernandez will give way to Jefry Marte at first base. Fernandez is hitting .245/.286/.396 with two homers and five RBI through 15 games in September.