Moore is out of the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Phillies, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. The Marlins' timeshare at first base has seemingly favored Tomas Telis of late, as he'll pick up his fourth start in five games while Moore rides the bench. With Telis batting .348 over his last eight appearances and Moore off to a 6-for-33 start to August, manager Don Mattingly's decision to ride the hotter bat isn't a surprising one. It may take a multi-game cold spell from Telis before Moore starts picking up regular at-bats again.
Moore will start at first base and bat sixth in Monday's game against the Giants, Andre Fernandez of the Miami Herald reports. With Moore picking up his fourth start in six games, it looks as though he's at least temporarily seized control of the timeshare at first base ahead of Tomas Telis, who has been his main competition for duties at the position since Justin Bour (oblique) hit the disabled list. Both Moore and Telis offer limited fantasy appeal outside of NL-only leagues, but Moore's upside is probably greater due to the superior power he's displayed in the minors and over parts of five seasons in the majors.
Moore is not in the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. Moore had started the last couple games at first base, but it appears manager Don Mattingly is aiming for more of a platoon system between him and Tomas Telis while Justin Bour (oblique) remains on the disabled list. The 30-year-old Moore may need to do more at the plate if he wants to see increased action, as he has just four hits in his last 22 at-bats.
Moore is out of the lineup Monday against the Nationals, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. It's the third straight game that Moore will hit the bench, a sign the Marlins are no longer viewing him as the primary replacement for the injured Justin Bour (oblique), who is likely to miss the remainder of the season. Tomas Telis will draw his second start in three games at first base Monday, but if Telis fails to offer much production in the days to come, Moore could receive another look in a starting role.
Moore is not in the lineup Sunday against the Braves, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports. This marks the second game in a row that he'll ride the pine. Moore continues to struggle at the plate since assuming regular first base duties in place of the sidelined Justin Bour (oblique), so J.T. Realmuto will hop out from behind the plate to man first base while A.J. Ellis picks up a start at catcher.
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