VanMeter is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.
VanMeter will be held out with manager David Bell loading up on right-handed hitters against Cubs southpaw Jon Lester. With VanMeter on the bench, Alex Blandino will occupy the leadoff spot for the Reds on Wednesday night.
VanMeter (personal) is starting at second base and batting leadoff Tuesday against Chicago.
VanMeter had to leave Monday's matchup due to a family medical issue, but it appears the situation has been resolved. He's just 2-for-24 with three RBI over his last 10 contests, though both of those hits have been home runs.
VanMeter left Monday's game against the Cubs due to a family medical issue, Bobby Nightengale of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
VanMeter will be considered day-to-day until the team announces an update on his availability moving forward.
VanMeter was added to the lineup for Monday's game against the Cubs.
VanMeter was initially expected to get the day off, but he'll be needed after Joey Votto was scratched with an illness. VanMeter will bat eighth and play first base.
VanMeter is not in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.
VanMeter sits after starting each of the last four games, appearing at first base, second base and left field. He's done little to claim an everyday role over his last 20 games, hitting just .127/.210/.327, though he does have a homer in two of his last three contests.
VanMeter went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run, a walk and another run scored in Friday's win over the Diamondbacks.
VanMeter launched a two-run homer off Mike Leake in the fourth inning, which gave Cincinnati the lead for good. The 24-year-old second baseman now has seven long balls on the season while batting .247/.336/.424 across 84 games.
VanMeter is not in Wednesday's lineup against the Mariners.
He will head to the bench with lefty Marco Gonzales on the hill for Seattle. Jose Peraza starts in left field while batting eighth.
VanMeter is not starting Tuesday against Seattle.
VanMeter will hit the bench with lefty Justus Sheffield starting for Seattle. He remains an everyday option against righties, though he's not exactly nailing down the job, hitting just .215/.282/.344 over his last 29 games. Jose Peraza starts in left field Tuesday.
VanMeter is not in Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
As is typically the case, VanMeter will head to the bench with the Reds facing a left-handed starter (Robbie Ray). Alex Blandino will start at the keystone while leading off.
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Phillies.
VanMeter played both ends of the Reds' doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday with the Cardinals, going 2-for-14 with a home run, double, two RBI and two runs across the four contests. He'll receive a well-deserved breather for Monday's day game as Phillip Ervin checks in for him in left field.
VanMeter isn't in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
VanMeter will take a seat with a southpaw in Caleb Smith set to toe the rubber for the opposition. Freddy Galvis gets the call at the keystone and is set to bat eighth.
VanMeter went 1-for-4 with a home run, a walk, a stolen base, two RBI and an additional run Sunday in the Reds' 9-8 loss to the Pirates.
VanMeter put his expansive skill set on display in the series finale in Pittsburgh, showcasing a blend of speed, power and on-base skills while occupying the leadoff spot for Cincinnati. The Reds look inclined to keep VanMeter in the table-setting role versus right-handed pitching, as he'll slot in atop the order Monday against the Marlins even though Nick Senzel (thumb) is back from a two-game absence.
VanMeter went 2-for-4 with two runs and his fifth stolen base of the season Tuesday in the Reds' 3-2 win over the Padres.
For the first time this season, VanMeter occupied the leadoff spot, with skipper David Bell electing to slot normal table setter Nick Senzel seventh in the lineup. The arrangement paid dividends, as VanMeter helped put the Reds on the board in the first inning. After reaching on a base hit, VanMeter stole second and advanced to third on a throwing error by catcher Austin Hedges before scoring on Aristides Aquino's single. With southpaw Matt Strahm starting for the Padres in Wednesday's series finale, VanMeter will drop to eighth in the order, but the rookie may have earned himself more opportunities atop the lineup versus right-handed pitching after Tuesday's performance.
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Padres.
VanMeter started each of the Reds' past four games at first base and should see the majority of his action at that position for the foreseeable future with Joey Votto (back) moving to the injured list Sunday. The Reds will likely continue to deploy the lefty-hitting rookie as part of a platoon regardless of where he plays, so his absence from Monday's lineup doesn't come as much of a surprise with southpaw Eric Lauer toeing the rubber for San Diego. Kyle Farmer picks up the start at first base in VanMeter's stead.
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Cardinals.
Freddy Galvis will draw a second straight start at second base after going 4-for-5 in Wednesday's 17-7 loss to the Nationals, leaving no room in the infield for VanMeter. The rookie ended up sticking in the lineup in left field Wednesday, but he'll cede that position to Phillip Ervin in the series opener. Considering Jesse Winker is just getting a day off and typically serves as the main option in left field versus right-handed pitching, it may be difficult for VanMeter maintaining a regular role unless manager David Bell is willing to limit Galvis to part-time duty.
VanMeter is starting in left field for Wednesday's game against the Nats, and he's one of the two players most affected by the Reds' acquisition of Freddy Galvis, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
VanMeter could end up getting more of his playing at left field rather than second base and could end up sitting out a little more often. Jose Peraza's path to playing time also appears to be blocked more than usual as a result of this move.
VanMeter is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs.
He heads to the bench with lefty Jon Lester on the hill for the opposition. Kyle Farmer starts at second base and will hit seventh.
VanMeter is not in the lineup Thursday against the Cubs.
VanMeter will stick on the bench for a second straight game as the Reds stack right-handed hitters against lefty Cole Hamels in Thursday's series opener. In his place, Jose Peraza is starting at second base and hitting seventh.
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels.
The Reds are going with a right-handed-heavy lineup to counter Angels lefty Jose Suarez, so VanMeter and Jesse Winker will head to the bench while Jose Peraza and Phillip Ervin pick up starts at second base and in left field, respectively. Since the Reds dealt away Yasiel Puig and Scooter Gennett prior to the July 31 deadline, VanMeter has started in only two of the team's six games, with each of those absences coming against southpaw starters or primary pitchers. With that in mind, VanMeter still looks to have a hold on a strong-side platoon role for the Reds.
VanMeter is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Angels.
Though he looked primed to fill a full-time role for the Reds after the team dealt away Yasiel Puig and Scooter Gennett prior to last week's deadline, VanMeter now finds himself on the bench for the third time in five games. Rather than leaning on direct replacements in the everyday lineup for either Puig or Gennett, manager David Bell may look to take a committee approach to fill the two spots. Along with VanMeter, Aristides Aquino, Phillip Ervin, Derek Dietrich and Jose Peraza are the main candidates to see added opportunities at either second base or in the corner outfield.
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