Jose Martinez sitting on Friday for St. Louis

St. Louis Cardinals infielder Jose Martinez is not in the lineup on Friday in the team's game against the Chicago Cubs.

What It Means:

Martinez is being replaced in right field by Dexter Fowler against Cubs starter Alec Mills. Matt Wieters, Yairo Munoz, Tyler O'Neill, Edmundo Sosa, Rangel Ravelo and Randy Arozarena will also head to the bench.

In 371 plate appearances this season, Martinez has a .271 batting average and a .755 OPS.