Bader is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.
The Cardinals have continued to hand steady starts in the outfield to Dexter Fowler, which has resulted in Bader's playing time taking a slight hit of late. Bader has remained productive in the decreased role and maintains a .279 average to go with six home runs and nine steals in 212 plate appearances this season, so he might be worth holding on to if the Cardinals decide to make a full commitment to him later in the second half.
Bader went 1-for-3 with two walks and two runs during a win over the Cubs in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday. He's 3-for-6 with a double in three games since missing the second-half opener last Thursday with a hyperextended right knee.
Bader's start in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader was his first of the season's second half, as he'd come off the bench the previous two games. The promising outfielder continues to enjoy a resurgent July after a lackluster June, as he's now hitting .360 during the current month and has raised his season average 18 points to .279 since July 4.
Bader (knee) will return to the lineup for the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs.
Bader missed three straight starts after hyperextending his knee in the final game before the All-Star break, though he appeared off the bench in the last two games. He'll start in place of Dexter Fowler on Saturday.
Bader is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Bader will sit out a third straight game after suffering a hyperextended knee Sunday against the Reds. Dexter Fowler will man right field and bat seventh during Saturday's first contest. Consider Bader day-to-day for the time being.
Bader (knee) is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Cubs, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
Bader was held out of Thursday's lineup as well from the hyperextended knee he sustained against the Reds on Sunday. The severity of the issue remains unclear at this point, but Langosch reports that Bader had been cleared to play in Thursday's opener by the medical staff. Therefore, it appears the Cardinals are simply giving the 24-year-old a couple extra days to recover. Dexter Fowler will bat seventh and start in right field for St. Louis.
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