Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 10 hours ago

Amarista is not in the lineup Saturday against the Dodgers, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

Will Middlebrooks is set to make his first career start at shortstop with Amarista sitting in the midst of an 8-for-50 slump. Middlebrooks' ability to handle the position defensively will likely dictate how the playing time shakes out in the days and weeks ahead.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 1 day ago

Amarista is out of the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Padres broadcaster Bob Scanlan reports.

Clint Barmes will get the nod at short as Amarista sits for the second time in three days. Prior to sitting Wednesday, Amarista had started 11 of 13, but he's posted a dismal .160/.222/.200 batting line so far in May.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 3 days ago

Amarista is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Amarista has gone 0-for-6 at the plate over the last two contests, dropping his average to .192 on the season. He'll cede Wednesday's start to Clint Barmes at shortstop, who'll bat eighth for the Padres.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 1 week ago

Amarista is out of the lineup Friday against the Nationals.

Amarista has collected a hit in each of the last two games following a rough stretch prior. He'll take a seat again Friday, however, as Clint Barmes will take another start at shortstop and bat eighth for the Padres.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 2 weeks ago

Amarista is out of the lineup Tuesday, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

Clint Barmes will get a rare start at shortstop to give Amarista a day off. While he has been seeing pretty regular starts at shortstop, Amarista's struggles at the plate may soon lead to him falling into more of a part-time role.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 3 weeks ago

Amarista is not in the lineup Monday against the Giants.

Amarista has struggled at the plate as he sports a slash line of just .183/.310/.283 and will head to the bench for the second time in three games and the third time in the last five games. Clint Barmes will get the start at shortstop in his stead.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 3 weeks ago

Amarista is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

Amarista will get a night off Saturday in favor of Clint Barmes, who will bat eighth. While he remains the primary shortstop for the Padres, his .196/.304/.328 batting line to begin the season could eventually lead to more days off.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 4 weeks ago

Amarista isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Astros.

Amarista will receive a day off Wednesday after eight straight starts at shortstop. He's collected hits in three of his last four contests, but didn't have more than one in any of the three games. Clint Barmes will start in his place Wednesday, batting seventh for the Padres.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 1 month ago

Amarista is back in the lineup Wednesday and will bat eighth.

Clint Barmes picked up a few starts at shortstop for San Diego earlier in the week, but Amarista will return to his role as the starting shortstop Wednesday against Colorado. Amarista went 0-for-2 with a run as a pinch hitter in Tuesday's win and is batting .226 on the season.

Alexi Amarista 2B/SS/3B/CF SD 1 month ago

Amarista is out of the lineup Sunday against the Cubs.

Despite a left-hander in Jon Lester being on the mound for the Cubs, Amarista will be rested after playing all 11 innings and going 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in Saturday's loss against the Cubs. The hitless performance dropped Amarista's overall line to .241/.353/.310 for the season, but with backup shortstop Clint Barmes strictly a glove-first player, Amarista maintains a steady hold on a starting role.