Brian McCann is manning the position instead.
Despite the continued absence of injured Eric Hosmer from the
Yost has already announced that Butler will be losing playing time. The one-time slugger has just one hit in his last 15 at-bats and owns a stat line of .264/.319/.343 that pales in comparison to those compiled in seasons past.
Hosmer has been out since leaving Wednesday's game due to ongoing issues with his hand, which have led to decreased grip strength. He remains day to day as a result of this issue.
A back issue will apparently not prevent
Ortiz, who felt twinges in his mid-back Wednesday and Thursday, had it evaluated Friday.
Werth got two days off with the offday Thursday, which allowed him to get past the soreness that was bothering him earlier in the week. He is hitting .377/.472/.852 in 16 July games.
The 25-year-old McGuire has struggled at Buffalo this season to the tune of a 3-5 record and 5.56 ERA with 57 hits and 23 walks allowed in 55 innings.
Jackson has struggled recently with 38 earned runs allowed in his last 47 innings covering nine starts. He is 1-6 during that stretch and owns a disturbing 5.68 ERA on the season.
Manship has never compiled an ERA lower than 5.28 in six big-league seasons and owns a 6.65 ERA this year.