Robertson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and two runs during Thursday's win over Detroit.
The rookie is receiving semi-regular playing time but is just 5-for-26 at the dish, and Thursday's homer was the first extra-base hit of his career. Considering he posted an underwhelming .713 OPS at Triple-A last year, it's probably best to keep expectations in check for Robertson going forward.
Robertson went 1-for-3 with a walk in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Yankees.
The rookie infielder continues to acquit himself well against big-league arms, with Wednesday's production bringing his average to .308. Robertson has hits in three straight, although he's yet to log an extra-base hit. He projects to continue receiving a solid amount of playing time at both second and at shortstop while Matt Duffy (heel) remains sidelined.
This will mark Robertson's second time in the starting lineup this season, both times hitting eighth as the DH. The 23-year-old has been sharing DH duties with outfielder Corey Dickerson, who was the leadoff hitter in each of the three games he has started so far. Robertson is still looking for his first hit of the season after starting out 0-for-4 in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.
Robertson, who made his major-league debut at designated hitter Tuesday against the Yankees, is also taking grounders at first base to increase his versatility, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Robertson's natural position is shortstop, but he was also tried out at left field this spring as the Rays look to cross-train as many players as possible. The 23-year-old has ascended quickly through the organizational ranks over the last couple of seasons, going from Double-A Montgomery in the 2015 campaign to the majors to open 2017. If he's able to prove his mettle at first, Robertson would figure to have a better chance of sticking on the roster once projected starting shortstop Matt Duffy (heel) returns to action.
Robertson is starting at the DH spot and hitting eighth in Tuesday's game against the Yankees, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Robertson will make his MLB debut Tuesday as a lefty (CC Sabathia) is set to take the hill for the Yankees. Robertson hit .259/.358/.356 over 118 games at Triple-A Durham in 2016.
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