Short went 1-for-4 with a home run in Thursday's win over the Rangers. Short launched one of three home runs against Texas starter Mike Foltynewicz, giving the infielder five home runs this season. Short has become the team's top option at shortstop with Niko Goodrum (calf) on the injured list, though Goodrum is expected to begin a rehab assignment within the next week. His return could cut into Short's playing time.
Short went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's 4-2 victory over Texas. Short broke a 1-1 tie with his two-run shot to left field in the second inning. The homer broke a six-game slump during which the shortstop went 1-for-17 with seven strikeouts and no extra-base hits. Short has had a difficult time adjusting to major-league pitching in his rookie campaign, as he is slashing a meager .188/.322/.391.
Short isn't starting Monday's game against the Rangers. Short had started in each of the last three games, and he went 1-for-10 with a run and five strikeouts during that time. Harold Castro will start at shortstop and bat seventh.
Short is not starting the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins. The infielder struggled considerably leading up to the break, hitting .111 and striking out 14 times in his last 27 at-bats. Niko Goodrum will start at shortstop for the first game, with Short likely to get the nod Saturday night.
Short will not be in the lineup for the afternoon portion of Friday's doubleheader against the Twins. Short sits after starting nine straight games to end the first half, a stretch in which he recorded just three hits. Niko Goodrum starts at shortstop in his absence.