James Loney is out of the Dodgers’ lineup on Monday, marking the third time in five days he won’t start.
“The game tells you what to do,” Manager Don Mattingly said. “I’m trying to put a lineup out there that has a chance to win a game.”
Loney is batting .248 with two home runs and 16 runs batted in. At this point of his disappointing 2011 season, Loney was hitting .238 with two home runs and 15 RBIs.
Mattingly said the Dodgers had to get more production out of the first base position. Juan Rivera, who was activated from the disabled list earlier in the day, is slated to start there Monday.