Refsnyder is out of the lineup for Tuesday's matchup with Houston, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. Refsnyder saw a spot start in place of Brett Gardner on Tuesday but will head back to the bench for Game-2 of the series. Refsnyder collected six hits in 22 at-bats (.273) during a six-game stretch entering the All-Star break but since then he's cooled off, managing just a single hit in his last 14 at-bats.
Refsnyder is out of the lineup for the second straight game Sunday against the Twins. Refsnyder had been occupying the small side of a platoon at first base with Ike Davis for the last week, but with Mark Teixeira (knee) returning from the DL on Saturday, it looks like Refsnyder's playing time could be on the decline. The Yankees designated Davis for assignment to make room for Teixeira, a switch-hitter who should play just about everyday so long as he's healthy. Refsnyder still has the ability to offer depth at second base, but he's unlikely to see much run there either with Starlin Castro holding down the fort.
Refsnyder is out of the lineup Sunday against the Twins, Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal reports. Refsnyder is stuck in a platoon at first base with the newly-signed Ike Davis, and he'll likely see the fewer starts of the two as the right-handed hitter. Though he's elevated his fantasy profile with a 6-for-13 mark at the plate over his last four games, Refsnyder remains best reserved for AL-only leagues until he begins to earn more consistent starts.
Refsnyder is not in Thursday's lineup against the Twins, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports. Refsnyder will be on the bench again for the second time in as many days as Ike Davis is manning the first base duties for Thursday's contest. With injuries piling up for the Yankees at first base, Refsnyder has collected valuable time there in the past couple weeks, going 8-for-32 with four RBI in the month of June. Although the addition of Ike Davis will mean less playing time for Refsnyder, he will still get opportunities at the position until Chris Parmelee (hamstring) comes off the DL in mid-July.
Refsnyder will be the Yankees' everyday first baseman going forward according to manager Joe Girardi, the Lohud Yankees Blog reports. Say this for the Yankees' first base situation, it probably wasn't Refsnyder's .208/.259/.375 line that got him the everyday job. With Chris Parmelee (hamstring) hitting the DL, joining Mark Teixeira, Greg Bird, and Dustin Ackley, Refsnyder is the bench bat on the Yankees' roster that doesn't have significant playing time obligation elsewhere. His production in the majors comes from too small a sample to accurately predict his production going forward, but his .284/.366/.420 line in three seasons at Triple-A gives an indication that he should reach base at an okay clip while hitting for very little power.