The Giants are deciding whether they want to keep Arroyo in the majors while he works through his current slump, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports. The infielder is 0-for-13 in his last three games and has steadily eroded at the plate in May (.193/.261/.277 in 22 contests). Manager Bruce Bochy said Arroyo facing major-league pitching is crucial for his development, but the organization remains undecided. Arroyo may only have a few more days to prove he's still worth a spot with the Giants while working through his issues. He's batting eighth and playing third base Thursday as a result of Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) being a late scratch.
Arroyo was placed back in the Giants' Thursday lineup after Eduardo Nunez (hamstring) was scratched, Andrew Baggarly of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Arroyo was originally given a break to help him clear his head during a slump, but Nunez's hamstring injury continues to bug him, so Arroyo's day off is cut short. He'll square up against the Cubs' Eddie Butler to try to right his season (.196/.248/.313 in 121 plate appearances).
Arroyo is not in the Giants' lineup Thursday, Alec Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. The infielder gets a break during the day game. Arroyo is hitting a paltry .196/.248/.313 line with thee home runs in 121 plate appearances. Eduardo Nunez takes his place at third base, and Justin Ruggiano joins the lineup in right field.
Arroyo went 1-for-5 with a two-run double during Saturday's extra-innings win over the Cardinals. The rookie has cooled after a hot start and sports an underwhelming .221/.279/.347 slash line. While Saturday's dramatics were great for the Giants, Arroyo is hardly moving the fantasy needle, and the 21-year-old freshman probably will benefit from more seasoning in the minor leagues. He has just 69 plate appearances at the Triple-A level, after all.
Arroyo is not starting Saturday's game against the Reds, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The rookie will sit out of Saturday's outing against the Reds, as the Giants are opting to start Kelby Tomlinson at third base. Arroyo is slashing .236/.286/.389 over 18 games this season.
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