Suzuki has been used primarily as a pinch-hitter of late, however he's failed to get a hit in his last five pinch-hit opportunities. The 43-year-old has struggled to find playing time behind Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna, especially with the type of production he's shown. He has only 208 plate appearances this season (a career-low), and is batting .259 with 20 RBI this season in his third year with Miami.
The specifics of the shoulder injury have not been revealed, but manager Bud Black reported that Gonzalez suffered the injury while attempting a diving catch during Saturday's game. Without knowing more about the injury, it's difficult to estimate how long the right fielder could be sidelined for, so he should simply be considered day-to-day.
Gonzalez is slashing a ridiculous .328/.461/.705 during the month of September, but has come up hitless in the first three games of the Rockies' series against the Padres. Manager Bud Black will give the veteran right fielder the day off with Gerardo Parra filling in at right field, with Ian Desmond in left and Mark Reynolds joining the lineup at first base.
Puig tweaked his ankle on the final play of Saturday's game and will be withheld from the starting lineup a day later. The right fielder downplayed the injury Saturday evening, so it doesn't sound like it'll keep him out for long. He's a day-to-day case moving forward.
Span went 3-for-4 with an RBI during Saturday's win over the Dodgers, but he'll be given the day off Sunday with Gorkys Hernandez manning center field and batting leadoff in his stead.
Parker will be withheld from the starting lineup for the third consecutive game as the Dodgers again bring a left-hander to the mound in Clayton Kershaw. Parker will be replaced in left field by Mac Williamson.
Renfroe went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts during Saturday's win and will be stationed on the bench Sunday for the second time in the past three games. Travis Jankowski will man right field in his stead.
Herrera is hitless in his last 16 at-bats and has seen his season average dip from .288 to .279 during that stretch. Manager Pete Mackanin will give the slumping center fielder the day off, with Aaron Altherr taking over in center field, while Rhys Hoskins shifts to left and Tommy Joseph enters the lineup at first base.
Phillips has drawn three straight starts in center field and seems to have established himself as the strong side of the Brewers' center-field platoon. With lefty Jose Quintana on the bump Sunday, Phillips will head to the bench in favor of Keon Broxton.
The Nationals have again chosen to rest some of their veteran regulars Sunday, so Werth will head to the bench in favor of Victor Robles in right field. The 38-year-old is hitting just 5-for-50 during the month of September and his average sits at a season-low .226.