Rosales is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Rosales had logged the last three starts at second base, as the Reds had brought three lefties to the mound in a row. For the time being, it appears manager Andy Green is content to roll out a platoon of Rosales and Ryan Schimpf at the keystone until Cory Spangenberg (quad) returns from the DL, likely around the All-Star break. As the right-handed hitter of the two, Rosales generally should be expected to see fewer at-bats than Schimpf.
Rosales is in the lineup and batting eighth for Monday's game against the Marlins. Rosales hasn't brought much value offensively this season, hitting just .188 with three home runs, 10 RBI, and 15 runs scored through 46 games this season.
Rosales will start at second base and bat eighth in the order Sunday against the Mets, Jeff Sanders of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. More importantly, according to Sanders, regular second baseman Jemile Weeks is headed for the disabled list, meaning Rosales should be in line to see additional reps at the keystone in the coming weeks. Jose Pirela will also be recalled from Triple-A El Paso to provide infield depth, but Rosales is presumably the favorite for added playing time in a depleted infield. Counting on Rosales for major fantasy production may not be wise, however, as the 32-year-old is slashing .185/.254/.352 over his first 59 plate appearances of the regular season. Perhaps his second go-around as a regular starter will return different results.
Rosales is out of the lineup again Tuesday against the Rockies. Neither Rosales or his replacement, Brett Wallace, have been hitting very well this season, but it appears that Rosales will take the day off simply because a right-handed pitcher is on the mound for Colorado. This may not hold going forward, as Rosales would barely see the field over the next week if a strict platoon held up, but the playing time situation at third base should become clearer as the week goes along.
Rosales isn't in the lineup Monday versus the Rockies. Rosales won't get the nod at the hot corner for the fourth time in eight contests, as Brett Wallace mans the position and bats cleanup. Nevertheless, Rosales has received at least one at-bat in each outing during the stretch, notching a .150 average (3-for-20) with one homer, one RBI, two runs scored, and one walk versus 13 strikeouts.
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