Brosseau (oblique) will bat sixth and play third base Friday against the Phillies, Neil Solondz of the Rays Radio Network reports. An oblique issue has kept Brosseau on the shelf since Saturday. Despite primarily being an option against lefties this season, he'll start Friday even with righty Vince Velasquez on the hill for Philadelphia.
Brosseau is dealing with some oblique tightness but is available off the bench Wednesday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Manager Kevin Cash said Sunday the 26-year-old was "a little banged up," and he hasn't seen the field since Saturday. The oblique issue doesn't appear to be a serious concern since Brosseau is available off the bench.
Manager Kevin Cash said Brosseau is "a little banged up" and is receiving the day off Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. It's unclear when the issue first cropped up as Brosseau started the past three games and went 2-for-9 with two walks and one stolen base. He doesn't appear to have a serious injury, so the 26-year-old should return to his regular role within a couple days.
Brosseau went 0-for-2 with a walk, a hit by pitch, a stolen base and a run during win over the Orioles in the second game of a doubleheader Thursday. Brosseau and Nate Lowe were both in the lineup for the nightcap of the twin bill, with the former drawing the start at the keystone and Lowe handling first-base duties. Brosseau made the most of a hitless performance from a fantasy perspective, and he retains an impressive .314/.388/.600 line that, combined with his defensive versatility and hamstring injuries to both Ji-Man Choi and Yandy Diaz, is affording him semi-regular playing time of late.
Brosseau, who went 2-for-5 with an RBI double in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday, is projected to handle most first base duties against left-handed pitching for the rest of the season in the wake of Ji-Man Choi's (hamstring) placement on the injured list, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports. Brosseau is already enjoying an excellent season with the bat, slashing .317/.371/.635 across 70 plate appearances. It appears he'll have a chance to now see at least a slight boost in playing time in light of Choi's projected absence the rest of the season, although he'll be sharing duties with Nate Lowe.
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