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LeMahieu (ankle) is back in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals.

An ankle injury kept LeMahieu from both games of Sunday's twin bill, but he will return Tuesday to take on right-hander James Shields. LeMahieu has struggled mightily so far in August, with just four hits in 42 at-bats, and it seems Charlie Culberson could eat into his playing time more over the final weeks of the season.

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LeMahieu (ankle) is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader with the Reds.

The injury prevented LeMahieu from starting either of the Rockies' two games Sunday. It remains to be seen if it will cost him any additional time, but Charlie Culberson will get the start in his place Sunday night.

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LeMahieu is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader.

LeMahieu has made eight straight starts at the keystone, but will give way to Charlie Culberson on Sunday, with Josh Rutledge taking over at shortstop. According to MLB.com's Cody Ulm, the second baseman is dealing with an ankle injury, leaving his availability for the night cap in question.

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LeMahieu uncorked his fourth homer of the season in Wednesday's 5-3 loss to the Padres.

For a player with as limited of a power-hitting profile as LeMahieu, any time he goes deep qualifies as news, but especially so at Petco Park. The four home runs actually represent the highest total of LeMahieu's young career, but he's otherwise well off the pace from last season's marks in batting average and stolen bases, the two areas he was expected to bring the most rotisserie value.

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LeMahieu is out of the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

Charlie Culberson will start at second base and bat eighth Saturday against right-hander Trevor Cahill. LeMahieu is in the midst of a dismal 2-for-34 slump, and it's very possible Josh Rutledge supplants him full-time at the keystone when Troy Tulowitzki (thigh) returns.

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D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Sunday's loss to the Pirates.

LeMahieu is 11-for-23 with a double, two triples and four runs scored in his last six games. On Sunday he also drove in a run with a single. The 26-year-old is hitting .291/.343/.368 on the season.

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D.J. LeMahieu singled in the go-ahead run in the ninth Friday in the Rockies' 7-4 win over the Giants.

LeMahieu's single came after pinch-hitter Ryan Wheeler delivered a two-run single to tie the game. It was LeMahieu's lone hit in four at-bats. In fact, he's hitting just .189 in 37 at-bats this month. The Rockies are mostly playing him for his defense at second base.

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D.J. LeMahieu went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies.

LeMahieu bashed a solo home run off of Jake Diekman in the eighth inning, breaking a 2-2 tie. Power isn't his forte, so it's no surprise that it was his first dinger of the season. LeMahieu is slashing .269/.326/.331 on the season.

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D.J. LeMahieu went 3-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored from the ninth spot in the Colorado lineup on Wednesday.

LeMahieu is hitting a mere .294, which practically makes him a drag on the Rockies offense. He's never going to hit for much in the way of power, but that everyone else on the Rockies is playing so well has pulled up his fantasy value a bit by giving him additional chances to score and drive in runs.

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Rockies manager Walt Weiss considers D.J. LeMahieu a candidate to hit leadoff.

"His on-base percentage may not be prototypical of a leadoff guy," said Weiss. "But I think that's going to develop because he has such great instincts for the game. That's going to be part of his game you will see him improve on." LeMahieu, 25, hit .280/.311/.361 with two home runs, 28 RBI and 18 stolen bases in 109 games last season. Drew Stubbs and Corey Dickerson are the other options to hit leadoff, possibly as part of a platoon.