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Paul Goldschmidt sent to Cardinals' bench on Wednesday afternoon

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt is not starting in Wednesday's lineup against the Pittsburgh Pirates.

What It Means:

Goldschmidt was given a breather after Lars Nootbaar was named Wednesday's designated hitter, Alec Burleson was shifted to right field, and Corey Dickerson was aligned in left.

Per Baseball Savant on 424 batted balls this season, Goldschmidt has accounted for a 11.6% barrel rate and a .367 expected weighted on-base average.