Kendrick is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Braves, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports. Kendrick has started four of the last five games for Washington, going 5-for-15 (.333) with a homer over that stretch, but he'll get the day off as manager Dusty Baker gives top prospect Victor Robles a start in the outfield in his stead.
Kendrick went 2-for-4 with a home run and two runs Saturday against the Phillies. Kendrick blasted his eighth bomb of the campaign to put the Nationals on the board in the first inning of a game they'd eventually lose. After a slow start to the month, he's collected multiple hits in both of the last two contests, which hopefully will get the .332 hitter back on track.
Kendrick is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Phillies, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. It's been a slow start to September for Kendrick, who has just two hits in 18 at-bats this month (.111 batting average), so he'll get the day off after starting five of the last six games. In his place, Adam Lind will start in left field against righty Aaron Nola.
Kendrick is out of Tuesday's lineup against the Marlins, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. Kendrick has been getting fairly regular playing time in left field since joining the Nationals, but he will sit with righty Odrisamer Despaigne on the hill for Miami. Alejandro De Aza will start in left field and hit second.
Kendrick is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Marlins, Jamal Collier of MLB.com reports. The return of Trea Turner (wrist) from the 60-day disabled list Tuesday looks like it could force manager Dusty Baker into some tough lineup decisions over the remainder of the season, as Kendrick and his .343 batting average will hit the bench for the second time in three games. With Turner reclaiming his everyday role at shortstop, Wilmer Difo will vie with Kendrick, Adam Lind, Alejandro De Aza, Michael Taylor and Jayson Werth for starts in the outfield on a game-by-game basis, which could translate to fewer at-bats for everybody. The playing time picture will grow even murkier later in September, when Bryce Harper (knee) is expected to come off the 10-day DL.
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