Grichuk is not in the lineup against the Yankees on Friday. Grichuk will retreat to the bench following four straight starts, including an 0-for-4 night with a trio of strikeouts during Thursday's series opener. In his place, Curtis Granderson will start in right while Teoscar Hernandez gets the nod in left.
Grichuk went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals. Grichuk followed it up with an 0-for-3 showing in Game 2, though he drew a walk and scored a run. He's off to a slow start to the season, hitting just .102 through 49 at-bats, but his low BABIP (.103) suggests he's been a bit unlucky thus far. Grichuk has knocked 20-plus homers and kept a batting average around .240 in each of the past two seasons, so the hits -- and homers -- should start to come.
Grichuk is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Orioles. Grichuk will remain sidelined for a second straight game as Steve Pearce picks up another start in right field his stead. He had been hitless in seven games before knocking a pinch-hit double during Monday's win over the Orioles.
Grichuk is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Orioles, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports. Grichuk is hitless over the past seven games (0-for-24) -- and has just two hits on the season -- so he'll head to the bench for the first time all year in order to clear his head. In his place, Steve Pearce is starting in right field and hitting cleanup.
Grichuk went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Yankees. His second-inning shot was his first homer as a Jay, and accounted for the only run the team managed to score off Masahiro Tanaka on the night. Grichuk hasn't hit above .240 in the last two seasons, but playing half his games in the Rogers Centre should help him top the career-high 24 home runs he hit for the Cards in 2016.
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