Alex Gordon, who was placed on the disabled list with a fractured wrist on Monday, was asked by reporters if the time on the shelf will help him work through his struggles at the plate.
"Because I've sucked so far this year?" Gordon said. "Pretty much."
Gordon has been named an All-Star the last three seasons, but lately his value has been mostly defensive.
"Obviously, I haven't played the way I've wanted to this year so far," Gordon said. "But the unfortunate part is, in baseball you always have tomorrow, and right now, I don't have that. I just got to keep my head up. And hopefully when I come back, I'll be feeling a little bit better at the plate and hopefully will help this team out a little bit more than I have so far this year."