The Pittsburgh Pirates are sitting Andrew McCutchen from Tuesday through Thursday in hopes that the rest will help him battle out of a slump.
McCutchen says he's OK with Clint Hurdle's decision even if he doesn't agree with it.
"I have to first address myself before I can think about addressing anything else," McCutchen said. "I know if I was going out and playing the best ball that I know I can play that I wouldn't be in this position.
"They wouldn't be in the position of having to make those decisions, either."
In 97 games this year, McCutchen has a .241 average and is on pace for a career high in strikeouts.
Hurdle made the decision after watching the outfielder go 1-for-12 in a three-game series last weekend at Milwaukee.
"He's tried a lot of things," Hurdle said. "This man's fought, shown up, done early work, late work, side work, video work. In situations like this where I've seen it happen with good players, you just unplug 'em. The manager's got to do it. I'm just asking him to sign off on it.
"He obviously has a lot of fight in him and wants to continue. But it's like hitting refresh button."