"We talked," Bochy said. "Now we've had conversations the last two or three days, Marcus was being Marcus then, but he agrees that it's a good time to take a day."

Per the Associated Press:

"Semien had been in the Rangers' starting lineup every game since May 13, 2022, which was during his first season with Texas after signing a $175 million, seven-year contract in free agency. His 349 consecutive games is the third-longest streak in franchise history.

"It was the first time since Bochy became the Rangers manager before the 2023 season that Semien wasn't at the top of his lineup. The second baseman had been in the leadoff spot for Bochy in 234 consecutive games, 217 in the regular season and 17 last postseason on way to their first World Series championship."