Parra is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Parra will get the day off after starting six straight games for the Rockies, going 7-for-22 (.318) with a pair of RBI over that stretch. He should continue to sit about once a week as the Rockies look to get Carlos Gonzalez into the lineup. With Parra out, Colorado will deploy an outfield of Ian Desmond, Charlie Blackmon and Gonzalez (from left to right).
Parra is out of Wednesday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Parra typically sits roughly once per week as part of an outfield rotation to get Carlos Gonzalez into the lineup. Gonzalez is starting in right field and hitting sixth. Parra is hitting .237/.279/.342 with zero home runs and one steal in 38 September at-bats.
Parra (thigh) is serving as the Rockies' designated hitter for Wednesday's game against the Royals, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports. Wednesday is a rare occasion for the Rockies, as they're playing in an American League park and can use a designated hitter. As a result, they'll be able to have Parra's bat in the lineup without running the risk of having him aggravate his thigh while playing in the field. The Rockies have another game in Kansas City on Thursday, so they may opt to use Parra as their DH once again before having him return to the outfield when they face the Braves on Friday.
Parra was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a right thigh contusion, Thomas Harding of MLB.com reports. Parra was scheduled to draw the start in left field for Tuesday's game against the Royals, but he apparently wasn't feeling comfortable during pregame warmups and will be replaced by Raimel Tapia in the lineup. The veteran outfielder is reportedly still feeling the effects of his hit-by-pitch during Sunday's game. He'll be a day-to-day case moving forward.
Parra went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI in Wednesday's 10-5 loss to the Mets. Both of Parra's doubles came against starter Chris Flexen, as he hit one to lead off the second inning before driving in two runs in the third. The left-handed hitting outfielder has posted multi-hit efforts in 15 of his past 24 games started, and is slashing career highs across the board at .355/.376/.535. Parra should continue to serve as an excellent source of RBI while batting in the heart of Colorado's explosive lineup.
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