Mancini is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Blue Jays. The Orioles will start Hyun Soo Kim in left field Saturday and give Mancini his first day off since last Sunday. Mancini is still Baltimore's regular left fielder, but the Orioles are looking to get Kim some at-bats against righties when possible. Look for Mancini to rejoin the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Mancini is batting second and playing left field Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. The outfielder is hitting a cool .300/.323/.578 with seven home runs and 22 RBI in 96 plate appearances and gets a boost up the card with Manny Machado (finger) taking a day off. "Boom Boom" Mancini has given the Orioles a pleasantly surprising jolt this year. He increases his Thursday DFS stock with the prime lineup spot against human pitching machine Jordan Zimmermann.
Mancini is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports. Mancini seems to have taken over as manager Buck Showalter's preferred option in left field, but he'll give way to Hyun-Soo Kim in the series finale after drawing starts Friday and Saturday. The rookie has mustered only one hit in his last 11 at-bats, but with a .282/.313/.603 batting line for the season, Mancini still has plenty of room for slippage before ceding at-bats to Kim.
Mancini isn't in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Nationals. The Orioles are playing in the Nationals' home park, so they won't have the luxury of using a designated hitter. As a result, Mark Trumbo will head to the outfield while Mancini is sent to the bench. Look for Mancini to return to the lineup at some point over the weekend when Baltimore squares off against the Royals.
Mancini is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals. With Baltimore playing in a National League park Wednesday, the team won't be able to use a designated hitter. The Orioles are opting to move Seth Smith to left field and add Mark Trumbo to the outfield.
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