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Gregorius will remain out of the lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

Gregorius saw his season batting average drop to .204 in his most recent start Tuesday against the Giants, raising serious questions about his ability to provide enough offense to stay on as the everyday shortstop for Arizona. Nick Ahmed probably isn't the team's long-term solution at the position either, but he'll make his second straight start while the Diamondbacks attempt to figure it out.

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Gregorius is out of the lineup against the Giants on Wednesday.

Gregorius will sit Wednesday with the left-handed Madison Bumgarner on the mound for the Giants. He went 0-for-7 in the first two games of the series, but Nick Ahmed will get a chance to produce at shortstop Wednesday, batting eighth for the Diamondbacks.

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Gregorius is out of the lineup Thursday against the Giants.

Cliff Pennington will take over at short Thursday, with Gregorius sitting for just the second time in the team's last 11 games. Gregorius is batting .188/.247/.319 since the All-Star break, but the team figures to continue giving him regular time to see if he can be an everyday option for 2015.

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Gregorius is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Dodgers.

Gregorius has gone just 2-for-17 (.118) since the beginning of September, so he will get a day to clear his head Saturday. Cliff Pennington will get the start at shortstop in Gregorius' place.

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Gregorius went 1-for-4 but hit the go-ahead three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth to lead the Diamondbacks to a victory over the Padres on Saturday.

Gregorius's homer was only his third hit in his last 40 at-bats over 11 games. For the season, he's batting .213 with 22 runs, six home runs and 20 RBI in 53 games.

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Gregorius is out of the lineup Thursday against the Nationals.

The 24-year-old has started 10 of the Diamondbacks' last 11 games, but he'll head to the bench Thursday with lefty Gio Gonzalez on the hill for Washington. Cliff Pennington will take over at short in his absence. Gregorius is batting just .132/.207/.189 this month and his playing time will take a significant hit upon the eventual return of Chris Owings (shoulder).

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Gregorius went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer Monday against the Nationals.

Gregorius had a solid game Monday, but his offensive production has been poor overall as he is only hitting .226 with five home runs and 17 RBI.

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Gregorius is out of the Diamondbacks' lineup Tuesday against the Royals, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

With another lefty on the hill for the opposition (Danny Duffy), Gregorius will once again sit in favor of Nick Ahmed at short. It looks like the two will platoon at the position for the foreseeable future.

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Didi Gregorius made his first career start at second base on Saturday.

With Aaron Hill getting a day off, Gregorius got the call after starting his first 104 career games at shortstop. That Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson is finding a way to get his bat in the lineup is no surprise -- he has four hits, four runs scored and two home runs in his two games since being recalled. Chris Owings started at shortstop on Saturday.

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Didi Gregorius hit his second leadoff homer in as many starts Friday against the Braves.

We're not sure this is a good thing for the Diamondbacks. Chris Owings was doing very steady work as the team's shortstop -- he was hitting .285/.323/.462 in 186 at-bats -- yet now he's taken a seat in favor of Gregorius two of the last three games. Gregorius, of course, started out like gangbusters last year, too, but quickly turned mediocre afterwards, which allowed Owings to win the job this spring. Gregorius may well be one of the game's 30 best shortstops, but Owings is better and doesn't deserve to sit against right-handers. The best-case scenario for Arizona would be if Gregorius's quick start could allow him to bring back a quality young outfielder or pitcher in trade.