|Bats / Throws||Right / Right|
|Date of Birth||6/22/1982|
|Height, Weight||6'0", 200 lbs|
|Drafted||2003 - Rd 17|
Kinsler is not in the lineup Thursday against the Reds.
Kinsler will retreat to the bench for Thursday's series opener after going 0-for-4 Wednesday and lowering his season average to .148 (through 17 games). Luis Urias will pick up another start at the keystone in his stead.
Kinsler is hitting seventh and starting at second base against the Rockies on Tuesday.
Kinsler was the Padres' presumptive leadoff hitter coming out of spring training, but he's off to a brutal start to the season, hitting .160 through 50 at-bats and he hasn't manned the top of the order since April 9. Until he shows signs of breaking out of the slump, the veteran figures to continue to occupy a lower spot in the order. Manuel Margot has led off for four of San Diego's last five games, with Wil Myers getting the nod for the role in the other.
Kinsler is not in the lineup Monday against the Rockies.
Kinsler will head to the bench for Monday's series opener after starting the previous two games. Luis Urias is starting at the keystone and hitting eighth in his place.
Kinsler is out of Friday's lineup against the Diamondbacks.
Kinsler will take a seat for the second consecutive game with Luke Weaver set to toe the rubber for the opposition. Luis Urias is slated to bat eighth and man second base in Kinsler's stead.
Kinsler is not in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.
Kinsler started nine of the first 10 games but has since sat for two of the last four. That could start happening more frequently with Luis Urias now on the big-league roster, especially as Kinsler is hitting just .171. Urias starts at second base Thursday.