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Hamilton is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cubs.

Hamilton has started the past six games, and will join several other Reds starters in getting a day off Wednesday. Yorman Rodriguez will start in his place in center.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Chris Heisey will start in centerfield in Hamilton's place. It's likely just a regular day off for Hamilton, though he's been struggling in the past week with just two hits in his past seven games striking out eight times.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Thursday against the Orioles, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.

Hamilton was involved in a collision with first base umpire Mike DiMuro on Tuesday, but he stayed in the game and his absence Thursday does not appear to be related. Rather, it seems manager Bryan Price has just decided Hamilton could use a breather following 21 consecutive starts. Jason Bourgeois will take over in center field and atop the order.

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Hamilton stole his 55th base of the season Tuesday night against the Orioles, but also helped end the game with a baserunning gaffe by getting tagged out early on a double play ball.

On one hand, Hamilton's .269 batting average and .382 slugging percentage are higher than expected. On the other hand, despite the higher averages and his stolen bases, he has only scored 71 runs out of the leadoff spot. Some of that is due to the Reds' paltry lineup, but some of that is also due to him getting caught 21 times and having walked just 27 times against 98 strikeouts.

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Hamilton was 1-for-3 with a walk, a run, and a pair of stolen bases in a losing effort against Pittsburgh on Friday night.

The run scored was the Reds' only tally on the night, but he continues to be a catalyst for their offense, and a huge contributor in the stolen base category (he now has 53) for his fantasy owners.

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Hamilton went 2-for-4 with an RBI and three stolen bases in the Reds' loss to Atlanta on Friday night.

Each of Hamilton's three steals Friday night came against a different Atlanta pitcher. He pushed his season total to 49 while lifting his line to a paltry .269/.300/.388.

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Hamilton is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.

Kristopher Negron will step in atop the order Sunday against lefty Brad Hand, with Chris Heisey manning center. Hamilton's absence seems innocent enough, as manager Bryan Price has been consistent in getting the 23-year-old regular mental and physical breaks throughout the season. He is 10-for-40 with one stolen base in three attempts so far in August.

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Hamilton went 2-for-4 with a RBI triple and run scored in Thursday's 4-0 win over Cleveland.

On a down note, Hamilton was caught stealing for a major league-leading 17th time. He's scuffled at the plate since the All-Star break, batting around the Mendoza Line, although he's hit safely in six out of his last seven games.

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Billy Hamilton is not in the Reds' lineup Wednesday.

It appears to just be a day off for the speedster. Chris Heisey is in center field Wednesday in Hamilton's place.

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Billy Hamilton went 2-for-4 and hit his sixth homer against the Brewers on MOnday.

Hamilton only brings out his power stroke against Milwaukee; four of his six homers have come versus the Brewers.