Pina is not in the lineup Saturday against the Rockies, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Pina will head to the bench for a much needed breather after starting eight of the past nine games behind the plate. Stephen Vogt, who was recently activated from the disabled list, will take his place in the lineup. Even with Vogt back, Pina should continue to see steady playing time.
Pina went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Pirates. He put the Brewers ahead for good with his ninth long ball of the season. The 30-year-old's momentum from an outstanding spring has carried over through the first four-plus months of the regular-season campaign, resulting in an improbable .290/.333/.457 line for the former journeyman. Pina should continue to see steady playing time even after Stephen Vogt (knee) returns.
Pina is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Reds. Despite racking up three hits -- including a home run -- during Friday's loss, Pina will head to the bench for a breather after starting four straight games. Andrew Susac will take over for him behind the dish, batting eighth.
Pina is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins. Pina will head to the bench for a breather after catching three straight games, a stretch over which he went 0-for-10. Andrew Susac will make his first start of the season behind the dish in his place.
Pina is not in Thursday's lineup against the Cardinals. Pina receives a standard day off after two consecutive starts and Thursday's afternoon game on tap. In his place, Jett Bandy sets up behind the plate, batting seventh.
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