MIAMI (AP) -Cleveland Indians center fielder Grady Sizemore was out of the lineup Tuesday against the Florida Marlins, jeopardizing his streak of 258 consecutive games played.
Manager Eric Wedge said Sizemore may be available to pinch-hit.
``I prefaced the conversation with, 'This is not open to discussion,''' Wedge said. ``It's not just about today. It's about the next 100 days.''
Sizemore's streak is the longest by a Cleveland player since Toby Harrah appeared in 473 straight games from 1979 through 1983.
Baltimore's Miguel Tejada is the current active leader with 1,144 consecutive games played, followed by Juan Pierre (336) of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Texas first baseman Mark Teixeira's streak of 507 straight games ended Saturday when he was placed on the disabled list.
Wedge said the streak did not play a factor in his decision to give his leadoff hitter the night off.
``That never was even discussed,'' he said. ``We don't think about that sort of thing.''
Sizemore is batting .289 with 11 home runs and 32 RBIs this season.

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